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Always good to see someone in Star Wars: Episode Vii doing press for other projects. Both because I'm glad to see a promising group of new blood for the Star Wars universe, but because inevitably someone along the press-tour way will ask them about Star Wars.
This time it's Oscar Isaac promoting a movie called Two Faces of January. Isaac plays a guy scamming a living in Greece who runs into Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen. It takes place in the 1960s, it sounds very interesting.
But, Entertainment Weekly also asked him about the Star Wars and working with the original cast, getting him to mention being on set with multiple Storm Troopers. Neat!
Yeah, I have. Both. They’re such funny people. Carrie is hilarious and doing such cool work. »
Today's Mppa ratings bulletin has at least one interesting title, that being William Monahan's Mojave, which stars Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund and is still not only without a release date, but without a distributor. At least now it has an R-rating, but not that's not likely going to help sell it. Next is Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E. starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, which won't be hitting theaters until August 14, 2015, but at least we can now confirm it has PG-13 rating. Ron Howard's In The Heart of the Sea, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be hitting theaters March 2015 and it too has a PG-13 rating, just as does the upcoming Left Behind feature starring Nicolas Cage, arriving in theaters this October 3. The complete bulletin is listed directly below, including a rating for Cymbeline, which stars Ethan Hawke and Milla Jovovich and recently played the Venice »
- Brad Brevet
On paper, there are any number of reasons to be excited for "The Two Faces of January." The three leads, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac, are all actors we admire, the director may be a first-timer in this role, but Hossein Amini is the high-profile screenwriter of "Drive" and "Snow White and the Hunstman" and, beyond that, it's based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, whose books have previously yielded such films as "The Talented Mr Ripley," "Strangers on a Train," and the underseen "Ripley's Game." But something is lost in the translation of all these promising elements from the page of the novel (which itself is not generally regarded as top-tier Highsmith), to the page of the screenplay, to the big screen itself, and the resulting film is little more than a competent disappointment, and a strangely old-fashioned one at that. The problems are script-deep, because as a director, »
- Jessica Kiang
Oscar Isaac has emerged as a very talented and sought after actor, and he ended up landing a decent-sized role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, which is sure to launch his career into a whole other stratosphere. I like the rumors I've heard about his character so far, and it should be interesting to see which of those rumors are true. To read about what those rumors are click here. I don't just want to throw it all out there and spoil it for you.
The actor recently did an interview with with EW in which he talked about his career and working on Star Wars: Episode VII. He doesn't give any crazy details but it sounds like it's been a great experience for him.
Here's a few questions and answers from the lengthy interview that focuses on Star Wars, working with the original cast, hundreds of Stormtroopers, »
- Joey Paur
In this week’s episode of Fmtv’s Movie Myths, Oliver Davis finds out whether Star Wars: Episode V (Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford) really does have a potato and a shoe in its asteroid run sequence! Discover the truth in this week’s Movie Myths by clicking on the image below…
Fmtv will be back later in the week for the latest Movie Newsgasm, and of course we’ll have another installment of Movie Myths for you next Tuesday. If you’ve not done so already, be sure to subscribe to Fmtv here, and let us know your favourite film of the Star Wars franchise by leaving a comment below or over on our YouTube channel. Thanks for watching!
- Oliver Davis
Despite a preponderance of rumors, conjecture and unconfirmed information floating around about the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, there isn't much we really know about the sequel, aside from which actors have been cast, and that production is still under way at Pinewood Studios in London. Oscar Isaac is one of the many newcomers to the franchise, and there has been plenty of speculation as to who he may be playing after the full cast was revealed in late April, with one rumor suggesting that he is portraying the son or another descendant of Harrison Ford's Han Solo.
Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with Oscar Isaac, who doesn't confirm exactly what character he's playing, although the actor does reveal he has scenes with original Star Wars cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. Here's what he had to say, when asked if he's had interactions with the »
The first trailer for J. C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year—set during the winter of 1981, one of the most violent years on record in New York City -- has now arrived online, and it may be looking to join the Oscar race. Inside Llewyn Davis' Oscar Isaac stars opposite Jessica Chastain in what looks to be a moody, caustic picture. According to IMDb, the film is “centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on...
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Star Wars Episode VII star Oscar Isaac recently talked with Entertainment Weekly and during the interview the award-winning actor talked a bit about the upcoming Star Wars film. Isaac talked about his decision to join the sci-fi franchise, his interactions with the original trilogy cast of Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill, the recent […]
- Peter Sciretta
It’s been nearly two years since Disney acquired Lucasfilm and set in motion an entire new chapter for the Star Wars universe - and streamlined the official canon storyline. In the months following, speculation ran rampant: Who would direct Episode 7? Which young actors would be considered for starring roles? Would original cast members Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher return?
While we have answers to many of those questions – plenty more remain. J.J. Abrams is in the director’s chair, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, as well as Oscar Isaac have been tapped for lead roles, and Hamill, Ford, and Fisher are set to reprise their roles as Luke, Han, ...
- Ben Kendrick
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote his latest film The Two Faces of January, Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) has taken a moment to talk about his upcoming role in J.J. Abrams’ hotly-anticipated first chapter in Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy. Revealing that he’s shared scenes with both Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, Isaac talked about being on set alongside Imperial Stormtroopers, as well as the practical effects Abrams is employing for Star Wars: Episode VII.
“Yeah, I have [had interactions with them]. Both. They’re such funny people. Carrie is hilarious and doing such cool work. Harrison is back. He went on hiatus for a little while, but he’s 150 percent back. It’s pretty amazing to see him bounce back. He looks incredible. Everyone’s having a really good time. J.J. sets that tone. There’s a lot of enthusiasm and it’s being done with a lot of heart. »
- Gary Collinson
Since his great turn in Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac has seen his Hollywood profile raised considerably. He's received critical acclaim for his work in the likes of the Two Faces of January and the upcoming A Most Violent Year, but the role everyone is most excited about is whoever the heck he'll be playing in J.J. Abrams' currently shooting Star Wars flick. Obviously he doesn't go into any detail on that (the rumour is he'll be playing the new owner of Han Solo's iconic ship the Millennium Falcon), but when asked if he's had any interactions with the original Star Wars trio of Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill on or off-screen, he provides an interesting response. "Yeah, I have. Both. They’re such funny people. Carrie is hilarious and doing such cool work. Harrison is back. He went on hiatus for a little while, but he’s 150 percent back. »
Oscar Isaac is having a pretty good year. The Juilliard-trained actor has been on a bit of a roll since being cast as the lead in Inside Llewyn Davis; the Coen brothers’ ’60s folk noir may not have gotten the awards traction that could have made Isaac’s breakout a truly golden ride, but it’s not like the lack of an Oscar nomination dimmed his prospects either. Not only did he score a choice role opposite Jessica Chastain in director J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, which recently received an awards-season friendly 2014 release date—he was also cast in Star Wars: Episode VII. »
- Lindsey Bahr
We were a little disappointed when we found out that Javier Bardem dropped out of J. C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year—set during the winter of 1981, one of the most violent years on record in New York City. Bardem knows a thing or two about that kind of brutality (hello, No Country for Old Men). But after seeing the recently released trailer for the Margin Call director’s film, we’re feeling hopeful again. Inside Llewyn Davis' Oscar Isaac has since replaced Bardem, starring opposite Jessica Chastain in what looks to be a moody, caustic picture. According to IMDb, the film is “centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay and...
- Alison Nastasi
J. J. Abrams directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan.
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- Michael Stevens
We’ve already seen a few spy photos from the Greenham Common set of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – including a look at stars Adam Driver and Gwendoline Christie [see here], as well as an aerial photo of the Millennium Falcon [see here] – but now thanks to 20 Minutos (via Cbm), we have a much better look at Falcon and several X-Wing fighters on what is presumably the Alliance base. Check them out…
Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou »
- Gary Collinson
The Two Faces Of January Magnolia Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: B+ Director: Hossein Amini Screenplay: Hossein Amini Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Bevan, David Warshofsky, Omiros Poulakis, James Sobol Kelly, Evgenia Dimitropoulou Screened at: Dolby 24, NYC, Opens: September 26, 2014 When your friends come home from a vacation abroad, you’re polite: you ask, “How was the trip?” Have you ever heard, “Terrible,” or “Not so good?” Not likely. “Wonderful, we had a great time,” is the usual reflexive answer. However if a good-looking, rich couple planning the rounds of Athens, Rome and Venice were to come home–specifically New [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
A Most Violent Year Trailer and Poster. J.C. Chandor‘s A Most Violent Year (2014) movie trailer, movie poster star Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, and Albert Brooks. A Most Violent Year‘s plot synopsis: “A Most Violent Year is a thriller set in New York City during the [...]
Continue reading: A Most Violent Year (2014) Teaser Trailer & Poster: NYC Crime Film »
- Rollo Tomasi
Viggo Mortensen is one of America's finest and most bankable actors, and gets to cherry-pick the best of international movies, because he's fluent in French and Spanish as well as English. Upcoming films include fest favorite "Jauja," in which he speaks Spanish with a Danish accent, and French Tiff entry "Far from Men." While the "Lord of the Rings" star is always eager to work with David Cronenberg on any film, whether as a husband with a secret ("A History of Violence"), a tattooed Russian gangster ("Eastern Promises") or Sigmund Freud ("A Dangerous Method"), he's also willing to take chances on a new screenwriter-turned-director such as Hossein Amini, who adapted Patricia Highsmith for the delightfully Hitchcockian "The Two Faces of January." Mortensen and I talked on Skype (video below) about how he chooses projects and worked with Amini and his costars Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac on this »
- Anne Thompson
Andrea Mandell reminds that actress Jessica Chastain is enjoying another incredibly busy year on the big screen. Which of her three major releases this year could bring her a third Oscar nomination? Her movie "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" with James McAvoy just opened to great reviews. Coming soon will be the potential Christopher Nolan blockbuster "Interstellar" with Matthew McConaughey. And just officially announced is that "A Most Violent Year" will open in the United States just before the final Oscar qualifying date of December 31. Watch the new trailer for that J.C. Chandor film in which she stars with Oscar Isaac. USA Today -Break- Join the lively film and TV discussions going on right now in the Gold Derby message boards Steve Pond scoops that directors with foreign language film Oscar nominations will have more at stake than ever. Mark Johnson, chairman for the Academy's foreign language film committee, has »
A new trailer has made its debut online for A Most Violent Year, in which Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain set about carving out their bloody version of the American Dream. The film is set during the winter of 1981 – statistically one of the most crime-ridden in the history of New York City – as Isaac’s successful immigrant businessman runs into trouble with the mob. Before he knows it, things have escalated alarmingly, and it looks as though everything he has worked so hard to achieve is on the brink of being torn down around him. ...
- George Wales
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