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Leonardo DiCaprio has gone wild.
A first look at footage from The Revenant, an upcoming film by Oscar-winning Birdman director Alejando Inarritu shows a scraggly DiCaprio in furs and skins in the snowy, bleak 1820s Canadian wilderness.
The movie due in January follows frontiersman Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) on his hunt for vengeance against comrades who wronged him.
The footage was shown Thursday at CinemaCon, a gathering of movie exhibitors in Las Vegas.
The four generation family drama tells the story of Joy (Lawrence), who rises to become the head of a billion-dollar empire. »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
CinemaCon 2015 is well underway in Las Vegas, with studios showcasing their cinematic wares and detailing future releases ahead of time. One company to take to the stage just yesterday to preview its slew of future films was 20th Century Fox, offering up synopses for the likes of Kung Fu Panda 3, Ridley Scott’s The Martian and much more. We’ve cherry-picked two of the films from Collider’s report, which also includes Leonardo DiCaprio’s revenge drama The Revenant, among others.
First up, Po’s latest adventure. Having recently reshuffled the release date for DreamWorks’ animation, the distributor unveiled the following synopsis, teasing a never-before-seen panda paradise for the ass-kicking protagonist.
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to »
- Michael Briers
Unstoppable, ass-kicking heroines are still a minority in film and television, but we like to think that things are getting better. Women have been tearing it up in more and more in recent years in high profile Ya adaptations, superhero movies and gripping dramas from the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and Tatiana Maslany.
Here are some of the most awesome female leads from television and film, all waiting to be watched on Netflix right now:
Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Young adult adaptations have been all the rage in recent years, with a gratifying number of talented young women taking the lead roles. Out of all of these, Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss has got to be our favourite.
Panem is a terrible place to live, and, on top of that, Katniss is handed some extra helpings of personal tragedy. And while not entirely comfortable or willing »
“When I was growing up, I loved Gothic romance,” del Toro said. “It has very sick and twisted elements in it — that’s why I like it. And I wanted an operatic spectacle.”
The creepy footage in a new trailer shown to exhibitors centered on the brother-sister relationship between the characters played byTom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain, who live in a massive old home with plenty of dark secrets in the 19th century. Hiddleston’s bride, played by Mia Wasikowska, discovers that her new spouse is not who he seems to be.
Del Toro constructed a four-story mansion for “Crimson Peak,” adding, “I wanted to make the film mostly practical, with no greenscreen.”
Legendary Pictures produced, with Universal set to release “Crimson Peak »
- Dave McNary
Whilst films like "Gravity" and "Interstellar" have seen a welcome return of proper science fiction to the cinema, both have also had a strong dose of emotional sentimentality to try and get people not normally into this often cold genre onboard.
From George Clooney's home-spun tales and Sandra Bullock's life affirmation, to Matthew McConaughey's corn-fed pining for his daughter and the infamous 'library in space' third act, both films struggled to be as authentic as possible until it didn't suit the story. This has understandably led to criticisms from both reviewers and the scientific community who believe the New Age pseudo-science convention undermined the films in order to appeal to the 'cheap seats'.
As such, those people are seeking something more objective, serious and credible. It sounds like Ridley Scott, a filmmaker famous for not dealing in sentimentality, may have delivered that with his upcoming sci-fi flick »
- Garth Franklin
Las Vegas - 20th Century Fox found themselves mostly on the Oscar sidelines last year thanks to "Gone Girl" director David Fincher's unwillingness to partake in such matters, but 2015 looks like it's going to be a completely different story. On Thursday the studio highlighted much of its upcoming slate including footage from expected hits such as "Spy," "The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials" and "Victor Frankenstein." What really popped, however, are four titles that could make big waves during the upcoming awards season. The footage from Ridley Scott's "The Martian" depicts a faithful adaptation of Andrew Weir's novel. A crew of Nasa astronauts finds themselves racing to evacuate their base on Mars as a gigantic storm approaches. The problem is one member of the crew, Mark Whatley (Matt Damon), doesn't make the escape vehicle in time. The preview actually begins with Jeff Daniels' character telling a press conference Whatley is presumed dead. »
- Gregory Ellwood
This afternoon, 20th Century Fox previewed its upcoming slate at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Steve was onhand and will have a full video blog recap of the presentation shortly, but Fox has also unveiled the official synopses for some of its upcoming films, which you can peruse below. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials [caption id="attachment_448971" align="alignright" width="320"] Image via 20th Century Fox[/caption] Release Date: September 18, 2015 Director: Wes Ball Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, and Patricia Clarkson. In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as Wckd. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on Wckd’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. »
- Adam Chitwood
Colin Farrell will be given the Navigator Award at the 16th annual Maui Film Festival, which runs June 3-7.
The fest takes place at the Wailea Resort, and the Celestial Cinema will host the event saluting Farrell on June 4. The Navigator Award honors a film artist for carving a path of distinction while maintaining a commitment to excellence, according to the festival.
“Colin Farrell is a chameleon who constantly creates one-of-a-kind characters,” said fest director Barry Rivers, adding, “In short, Colin is a cinematic force of nature.” The fest was founded by Barry and Stella Rivers in 2000; since then, it has screened more than 600 films.
- Tim Gray
Featuring an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators, the timely documentary Unity will be distributed by SpectiCast in select theatres worldwide beginning August 12.
Written and directed by Shaun Monson (Earthlings), produced by Melissa Danis and Monson, the film explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and our responsibility to do better. A production of Monson’s Nation Earth, Unity will is expected to premiere on 1000-1200+ screens across the globe. SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. Tickets and more information including participating theatre locations and global distribution partners coming soon.
Seven years in the making, Unity explores humanity’s impact on the world and our opportunity for transformation. Presented in chapters, Unity takes an in-depth look at what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and, ultimately, hope. Coupled with stunning cinematography, Unity is a singular and unforgettable cinematic experience. »
- Melissa Thompson
The film comes a decade after Monson’s documentary “Earthlings,” which explored humanity’s relationships with other animals. Produced by Melissa Danis and Monson through Nation Earth, “Unity” explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and hope.
SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. The deal was announced Wednesday at CinemaCon.
Celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film include Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Anton Yelchin, Arian Foster, Arlene Martel, Balthazar Getty, Ben Kingsley, Ben Whishaw, Beth Hart, Brandon Boyd, Caroline Goodall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Casey Affleck, Catherine Tate, Claire Forlani, Cloris Leachman, Common, Damien Mander, David Copperfield, »
- Dave McNary
In case you were wondering, yes, Chris Hemsworth is still ridiculously good looking. The hunky Hollywood star was spotted in all of his rugged glory while shooting scenes on set of The Huntsman in the United Kingdom yesterday. Dressed in full costume, the actor gave cameras a well-executed hands-on-the-hip pose while totally nailing the whole sun-in-the-eyes stare. Or maybe the sun was actually in his eyes. It seemed like a very bright day. Either way, Chris Hemsworth looks gooooood. Also spotted on set was his gorgeous co-star Jessica Chastain, who flashed an ear-to-ear smile while chatting with another castmate on set. The film, which also stars Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt, is a prequel to »
Marvel Studios confirmed Perlman and LeFauve as writers for their 2018 superhero epic earlier today (April 20).
Marvel announces Phase 3 slate through 2019: Everything you need to know
The duo were reported to be the studio's top choice for Captain Marvel late last week.
Marvel's announcement made referee to the movie being Carol Danvers's "first solo cinematic adventure", but did not in fact confirm that it will be her first overall appearance on the big screen.
Are there enough female superhero movies? Cosplayers have their say
Carol Danvers was called Ms Marvel and Binary prior taking up the mantel of Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel opens in cinemas »
Although it is very light on action and violence, A Most Violent Year features powerful performances in a slow-burning drama about a good man trying to make an honest living while everyone around him seems to be happy to cut corners anyway they can. Written and directed by J. C. Chandor (Margin Call and All Is Lost), the film features an incredible ensemble cast including Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks, and Elyes Gabel. Set in 1981’s New York City, the film follows Abel Morales (Isaac), the owner of the small Standard Oil, a heating oil […] »
- Patrick Luce
Interstellar director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) isn’t afraid to give viewers what they can’t understand. Interstellar stars Academy Award-winning actors Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Oscar-nominated Casey Affleck and Jessica Chastain. The film takes place in an undescribed future society where exploration and invention are frowned upon and farming is […]
The post ‘Interstellar’ DVD Review: More Weird Than Stellar appeared first on uInterview. »
- Anya Ferguson
Out of all the Avengers Marvel has mined from its vast catalog of characters, there’s one in particular whose vocal fanbase has decried the comic studio. Why? For not providing her with her own solo movie, that’s why!
Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanoff) was introduced in Iron Man 2 as Stark’s eye candy assistant before she unleashed her true potential on the hallway of Goons at the Hammer factory. Her Romanoff resume is steadily increasing, but not on account of her own standalone ventures. She’s appeared in Iron Man and Captain America’s solo pics, and kicked major Chitauri butt with them in The Avengers. So, will she ever get her own movie?
In another of Collider’s interviews with the Avengers, Johansson reveals that the idea of a Black Widow movie isn’t as far from Marvel’s minds as we might »
- Gem Seddon
Winner of the National Board Of Review award for Best Film of 2014, J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year" is another excellent entry in the director's increasingly impressive filmography. While there were a lot of comparisons made between Chandor's film, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, and "The Godfather," Chandor notes there are some key differences. "There were things we were playing off of and looking back on it, one of them was maybe too cute," he told us in a recent interview. "In '81, when 'A Most Violent Year' was set, in New York City 'The Godfather' and Michael Corleone were a huge influence culturally on Oscar Isaac’s character. And especially as a businessman in Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, and Westchester, you're doing immigrant business and he's going to know about 'The Godfather,' right? But if you look at these movies they’re totally different. »
- The Playlist Staff
With Meryl Streep playing its lead, self-funded (and deluded) singer Florence Foster Jenkins, Stephen Frears’ latest already looks a contender to follow Philomena into awards reckoning, even as the cast continues to take shape. The latest to join the jamboree is Nina Arianda. According to Deadline’s scoop, she’s billed to play Agnes Stark, “a sexy showgirl” trying to work her way up the social ladder with her husband’s help.While still an unfamiliar name in film circles, Arianda has been making waves on Broadway. Her turn in David Ives’s two-hander Venus In Fur won her critical acclaim and a Tony Award. She’ll reunite with her on-stage co-star Hugh Dancy for season three of Hannibal. She appears next on the big screen alongside Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy in The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby.Frears' film will chronicle the life of Jenkins (Streep), an heiress and »
To del Toro's schedule, we can also add The Haunted Mansion, a project the director's been developing at Disney for the past few years - like Pirates Of The Caribbean, the project's based on one of Disney's popular theme park attractions.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Gosling is "in talks" to star in the film - their news story tells us that both actor and director are big fans of Disney's ride, to the point where »
Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year
Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.
2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.
Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.
Warcraft - »
Well, the early speculation/rumors turned out to be correct, as this new clip from "Jurassic World," which just made its debut on MTV, demonstrates. Chris Pratt's character in the film is indeed able to lead the raptors, and that means we're going to see a scene where he leads them in against other dinosaurs and just typing that makes me feel like I'm nine years old because Holy Cow That Sounds Awesome. Basically, that's the mood I hope Colin Trevorrow is able to strike with the entire film. He was a little kid when he saw "Jurassic Park," and now he's making his own film set in that same world. He's been handed the toys to play with, and now we'll see if he can take that excitement he felt when he sat in that theater and if he can translate it to an experience that will turn »
- Drew McWeeny
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