1-20 of 135 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
“It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.”
I had heard about A Clockwork Orange long before I ever saw it. I was maybe 13 or 14 the first time my mother mentioned it to me. She told me about seeing it in the theatre at a young age; her older cousin being later scolded for having taken her. At 15, she had no idea what to make of the “ultraviolence” she had been exposed to. Knowing my mother rarely talked about movies from her childhood, you could say my interest was piqued. She didn’t go into many details, but I wondered how different it could possibly be from some of the violent films I had already seen. At this point, I thought Predator and Commando were the be-all and end-all of onscreen debauchery. I also thought I was ready for anything. »
- Griffin Bell
News Louisa Mellor 9 Mar 2014 - 10:38
Warning: contains potential spoilers for a returning character in Doctor Who series eight.
The whispers about this one have been doing the fan community rounds for a while now, part hopeful wish and part rumour: is The Master returning to Doctor Who in series eight?
Oh yes, says Sylvester McCoy, who was reported to have let the 'news' slip at a recent Newcastle Film and Comic Con panel. And what's more, says McCoy, John Simm's role has already been recast. McCoy didn't reveal who he claims would be playing The Master, save for saying that the actor is "very scary".
Our hands currently overspilling with clutched-straws, could this possibly tally with the rumour that Michael Smiley is to appear in series eight as "Colonel Blue »
This month's "Doctor Who Magazine" has confirmed that Steve Thompson will be contributing to the latest series of "Doctor Who."
Thompson has written for the last two series of the show, penning 2011's "The Curse of The Black Spot" and 2013's "Journey to the Centre of the Tardis," as well as serving as one of the triumvirate of writers for Sherlock with Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
For series 8, he will write episode 5, directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Also overseen by Mackinnon - director of 2008's "The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky" and 2012's "The Power of Three" - is episode 4. It will be written by showrunner Steven Moffat and is set to introduce The History Boys actor Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink, Clara's colleague from Coal Hill School.
Moffat has also written episode 1, which will see Peter Capaldi's first full appearance as the Twelfth Doctor, as well as the return of the Paternoster Gang, »
News Louisa Mellor 7 Mar 2014 - 08:07
Steve Thompson is the elusive third ingredient in the Sherlock pudding, writer of superb series two finale, The Reichenbach Fall, and the Doctor Who scribe behind Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis and The Curse Of The Black Spot.
The series eight episode titles are yet to be officially announced, but we know the first was directed by Ben Wheatley. Douglas Mackinnon, who's been behind the camera recently on the superlative Line Of Duty, is thought to be directing the block two episodes, potentially including Thompson's number four. »
Speaking to Digital Spy and other journalists about his role as Malcolm Webster in ITV's factual drama The Widower ("My job as the actor playing him was not to make it a cold serial killer man. To make it a real person in the world"), Shearsmith was asked when he would pop up in the BBC's hit sci-fi.
"I don't know. It's a good question, isn't it? You might have to put it out there!" Shearsmith replied.
"Oh god, I don't know. To be honest, it might not »
Director: Duane Hopkins
Writer: Duane Hopkins
Producer: Samm Haillay
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Steve McQueen, Ben Wheatley and Andrea Arnold might be leading the charge of new British filmmaker talents and are already well-established internationally with more than three features in, but filmmaker Duane Hopkins (2008′s Better Things) will surely become a household name member of the clique. Hopkins revisits a shipwrecked youth generation featuring George MacKay (who recently shined in another new filmmaking talent in Paul Wright’s For Those in Peril) and Felicity Gilbert (appears in Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Volume I as the dissed secretary). Worth mentioning: Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans also collaborated on the project.
Gist: This shows in graphic detail the life of Tim (MacKay). His habits, his hustle, his family, his responsibilities, his conflicts, his hopes, his fears, his character, his existence. Through this we understand his present, »
- Eric Lavallee
Ben Wheatley is taking a rare break from film this year, directing episodes of Doctor Who rather than bringing us another British chiller in the vein of Kill List, Sightseers or A Field In England. But even as he gets to grips with the Tardis, he's planning his next foray onto the big screen with an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's High-Rise. He spoke to our Chris Hewitt in the new issue of Empire to tell us a little more about the Tom Hiddleston-starring film."It's a very relevant book. It was written in the '70s, projecting itself into a near future, but we live in that future now. It's a book that's about our parents in a way, that generation, and we're the generation that's the Thatcher generation. We're almost in a new version of the '70s. Nothing's really moved forward particularly. It just resets, doesn't it? »
Director: Ben Wheatley
Writer: Ben Wheatley
U.S. Distributor: Right Available
While the frequently working Wheatley announced this would be his next film, it seems that filming was supposed to begin in late 2013 or early 2014. Knowing how rapidly he is able to complete his projects, we wouldn’t be surprised if this is ready for the fall, right after his version of the series “Ideal” starring Johnny Vegas has been completed. Whatever the scenario, this sounds like a return to more outlandish Wheatley territory after this year’s departure in experimental hallucinations with the inventive A Field In England.
Gist: An American sci-fi film, like “Hill Street Blues” with monsters and women cops.
Release Date: Wheatley is a festival darling, so if it’s ready by the latter end of the year, expect a possible out of competition slot somewhere.
More Top »
- Nicholas Bell
Director: Damien Chazelle
Writer(s): Damien Chazelle
U.S. Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
From the get-go, Sundance’s opening film became the “it” item of the 2014 edition proving that Whiplash was solid, dynamic, dramatic material on paper, in short form and finally has a full length feature. Look for Damien Chazelle, Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons to all receive award-season mentions.
Gist: Simmons portrays a brutal jazz orchestra teacher who unloads his frustrations on a novice drummer (Teller) who begins to lose his humanity in his quest to become the core skins pounder of the top jazz orchestra in the country.
Release Date: It premiered at Sundance and has yet to be named for another fest…which means this could potentially find a slot for the Sundance film »
- Eric Lavallee
We have a look at Mondo’s upcoming posters for A Field in England and Cheap Thrills. Both movies are being released by Drafthouse Films, with A Field in England now available to watch and Cheap Thrills coming out later this month. Both posters will be available at a random time on Thursday, February 20th. In order to catch them before they sell out, you’ll need to keep an eye on the Mondo Twitter account for the on-sale announcement.
Cheap Thrills: “Cheap Thrills follows Craig (Pat Healy, Compliance), a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry, Empire Records). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner, Anchorman 2 »
- Jonathan James
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 05:40
The unloved films of 2009 provide the focus in our final list of the 2000s' overlooked greats...
The year 2009 will partly be remembered as the year Avatar dominating the box office, with audiences flocking to see James Cameron's leafy pulp epic in shimmering 3D. Making almost $2.8bn worldwide, Avatar was a true behemoth, besting Cameron's own Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and hastening a rush of 3D films in the years that followed.
Films such as 2012, Sherlock Holmes and boozy comedy The Hangover were also among the top 10, but as always, some of the most memorable and individual films of the year were far from the most financially successful. So to round off our series of underrated flicks of the 2000s, here's our selection of 2009's overlooked films...
A really good, »
Oscar favourites mingle with little-known movies on the reader-voted shortlist for the Guardian Film Awards
Its Oscar prospects may be looking shakier following Gravity's triumphant haul at Sunday's Baftas, but 12 Years a Slave does dominate the shortlist for the Guardian Film Awards. Steve McQueen's slavery drama has converted every one of its longlist mentions into a place among the final five in each category, meaning it's in the running for best film, best director, best scene, best line of dialogue and biggest game-changer. It also scores two nominations in the best supporting actor group - for Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o.
The Guardian Film Awards, currently in their inaugural year, differ from traditional awards ceremonies both in criteria and eligibility. The best director and best film categories are open to fact, fiction and foreign language, while the best actor and best supporting actor categories follow Guardian style in referring »
- Catherine Shoard
However, a BBC spokesperson told Digital Spy that reports linking Smiley to the show are "just speculation".
Smiley's agent also refused to comment on the rumours after being contacted by DS.
Doctor Who series eight will air on BBC One in late 2014.
News Louisa Mellor 18 Feb 2014 - 08:02
Those wishes appear to have been granted. Smiley, popularly recognised for his role in Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes' Spaced, and a long-time collaborator of Wheatley's (Down Terrace, Kill List, A Field In England), is rumoured to be appearing as a character named Colonel Blue in one of the director's block one Who episodes.
The news came from usually very reliable source, Cardiff-based Ryan Farrell via Twitter over the weekend, though it's yet to receive the official BBC stamp. We'll bring you more series eight news as it arrives.
Ryan Farrell »
Drew Cullingham, writer/director of the Western vampire flick Umbrage: The First Vampire, returns with The Devil’s Bargain, a apocalyptic tale set in 1974 and shot on a shoestring budget in twenty-four hours over four days, using an experimental ‘pinhole’ technique and distributed outside the UK’s censorship regime via streaming service Distrify.
With earth about to be obliterated by a massive asteroid, Adi (Hurn) and his young wife Ange (Farnworth), haunted by memories of the death of their son, journey to the idyllic rural setting where he was conceived, determined to shed clothes, inhibitions and psychological traumas before the planet is destroyed forever. But the arrival of Luca (Burman), a charismatic and mysterious young photographer, turns what’s left of their world upside-down and the horror to come is of biblical proportions.
As a reviewer it »
- Phil Wheat
After much anticipation, audiences are finally getting their taste of Ben Wheatley’s twisted mind-trip thriller A Field in England, available on VOD and limited theatrical release in the Us from Drafthouse Films. Jeremy and I however, saw the film at this past year's Fantastic Fest and had the opportunity to sit down and chat with co-writer/director Ben Wheatley about the film. We discuss some of his directorial choices in A Field in England, working with his select group of actors and even delve into a few amusing but less mature topics as we went on. Listen to the full 12-minute recorded Tgb interview from Fantastic Fest below. Ben is definitely a director you should have your eye on due to the fact that he has yet to disappoint as he genre hops his way through cinema - up next for him is High-Rise. A Field in England is »
- Tim Buel
Danny_Weasel is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.
According to a new interview director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, the sublime A Field in England) has a mere two weeks left on his duties for Doctor Who Series 8 and is expecting them to air far sooner than we thought. Speaking to FilmDrunk about many other things, the director said of the first two episodes
The post Ben Wheatley: Doctor Who “in July” – Internet Doubtful appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
February is upon us which means an endless barrage of Valentine's Day reminders. But not everyone is a fan of Hallmark holidays. This February 14th, you can snuggle up with someone special and watch The Notebook, or you can check out these twisted and not-so-feel-good tales of love and physical affection.
The "Crazy in Love" Category
Haute Tension (2003)
Despite its one gaping flaw (those who have seen it know exactly what I mean), this popular French horror is the bleakest, bloodiest tale of unrequited love since the works of Shakespeare. It follows a young woman as she desperately tries to rescue her friend who has been kidnapped by a serial killer. When I think of lovelorn psychos, the final shot of this film definitely comes to mind.
The Loved Ones (2009)
When a lonely Australian girl is turned down for prom by her crush, Brent, she takes matters into her own hands. »
- Heather Seebach
Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England began screening in select cities across the Us later over the weekend and it’s also now available on VOD. It’s kind of hard to describe the movie without giving you a look at it, so we’ve have a clip for you to watch that will show you just how crazy this movie actually is.
“During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, a small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by an alchemist (Michael Smiley), who forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, »
- Jonathan James
As the guestlist for Sunday's Baftas is revealed, some argue British film is not getting enough of a voice
• Bafta video game awards nominations dominated by Last of Us and GTA V
Anticipation is building ahead of the Baftas on Sunday night, after the starry guestlist of attendees was revealed to include Hollywood names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock alongside British talent including Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, and Emma Thompson.
Steve McQueen, director of the much-admired 12 Years A Slave will attend along with his stars Chiwitel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch. A major rival on the night is American Hustle, matching Slave's 10 nominations, and its stars Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Amy Adams will also be there. Martin Scorsese, who directed DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, named yesterday as his most financially successful film, is also confirmed.
They're added to the previously announced Prince William, »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
1-20 of 135 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners