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The Toronto Film Festival gets things rolling tomorrow with the announcement of movies for its 2017 fest, and we are hearing that films with such stars as Jake Gyllenhaal, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Andrew Garfield, Frances McDormand, Margot Robbie, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson and many more are likely to be included. Even as so-called “Oscar bait” movies such as Dunkirk or Detroit are flooding… »
When comic book and movie fans the world over were hotly anticipating the release of Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 three years ago, we had begun to get a picture of Sony's larger plans for the world of Spider-Man that didn't necessarily include the Webslinger himself. Indeed, in that 2014 sequel, a lot of hints were thrown at the audience that seemed to indicate the cinematic world of Peter Parker would soon be getting a whole lot bigger. Rumblings of a film based on a group of infamous Spidey foes known as the "Sinister Six" was looked at as the next inevitable film to be based on the characters of Spider-Man comics, apparently even with a release date to come before Marc Webb's and actor Andrew Garfield's third turn with the...
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- Chris Clow
20 July 2017 2:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Those who don’t have tickets to see Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane in Angels in America have received a miracle, as performances of the sold-out run will broadcast from London’s National Theatre to movie screens worldwide.
The critically acclaimed stagings of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer-winning play, which are set in New York at the height of the AIDS crisis, is presented in two parts: Millennium Approaches on July 20 and Perestroika on July 27. The breakthrough broadcast initiative National Theatre Live is bringing the live performance to more than 2,500 venues in 60 countries.
“It’s a mammoth production, both technically because it’s »
- Ashley Lee
Ingrid Goes West and social media in filmIngrid Goes West and social media in filmAdriana Floridia7/20/2017 12:55:00 Pm
We're living in the age of social media, so it only makes sense that our movies would reflect that too.
Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more are new factors to consider when writing a screenplay. These new methods of communication and connection are changing how characters in films interact. No longer does it really make sense to have the same "meet-cutes" in romantic comedies when the majority of people are meeting through online dating, and characters now might communicate via text message as opposed to calling each other on the phone. These are all new things to consider in film, as movies should be a reflection of our present day reality, unless they're set in another time period.
Then there are films that use social media as their entire premise, »
- Adriana Floridia
For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.
When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana’s twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.
- Michelle Hannett
Andrew Garfield is setting the record straight after receiving quite a bit of backlash for his recent comments about being a "gay man" just "without the physical act." In case you missed it, the 33-year-old actor plays the lead role in Tony Kushner's play Angels in America during which the character (Prior Walter) struggles between his Jewish faith and homosexuality. He joined a discussion panel earlier this month and explained how he prepared for the role by watching episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race. "Every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru," Andrew revealed. "I mean every single series of RuPaul's Drag Race. I mean every »
Andrew Garfield is clarifying a comment he made about being a “gay man right now, just without the physical act” after it sparked backlash with the Lgbtq community.
The 33-year-old actor explained in an interview with BBC’s Newsbeat that his remarks about preparing for his role as a gay man in the London revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America were were “twisted” and “taken out of context.”
In the play, The Amazing Spider-Man star plays Prior Walter, a gay man battling the reality of AIDS during the height of the 1980s crisis that killed hundreds of thousands in the gay community. »
- Stephanie Petit
Not much is known about the film, but Variety says that Soderbergh has shot the film entirely from his iPhone. His next film is Logan Lucky, starring Spectre’s Daniel Craig, Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Adam Driver and 21 Jump Street’s Channing Tatum.
Temple, meanwhile has several projects in the works for this year. She gained a role in Amazon’s anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and will be seen next in Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel and James Franco’s The Pretenders. Foy will next be seen alongside Andrew Garfield in Andy Serkis’ Breathe and has also been cast in Damien Chazelle’s First Man. »
- Ricky Church
Has it all been one big misunderstanding? Andrew Garfield was dragged for saying he was a gay man 'without the physical act,' but he now says his words were totally taken out of context! »
- Jason Brow
Andrew Garfield has nothing but respect for the Lgbtq community.
The 33-year-old actor is clarifying comments he made earlier this month during a Q&A panel for a London production of Angels in America he's starring in, which generated some backlash. Garfield opened up about how he prepared for his role as Prior Walter, a gay man, and said that he was watching plenty of RuPaul's Drag Race.
"I am a gay man right now, pretty much, just without the physical act -- that's all," he said.
The comment didn't go over too well on the internet, with some accusing Garfield of over simplifying what it means to be gay.
"That's of course not what I meant at all," Garfield tells Newsbeat in a new interview. "That discussion was about this play and how deeply grateful I am that I »
After receiving criticism for saying that he is a “gay man right now, just without the physical act,” Andrew Garfield says his comments were taken out of context. Garfield is currently starring in a London revival of “Angels In America” and said the comment in an after-show Q&A. Because of playing the character and becoming […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Project shot entirely on an iPhone, according to reports.
The project, first revealed by the Tracking Board, has the working title Unsane and is currently without a distributor. No plot details have been reported so far.
Soderbergh has his own production banner Fingerprint Releasing.
- email@example.com (Orlando Parfitt)
A week after sparking an uproar over his comments that he’s a “gay man right now just without the physical act,” Andrew Garfield clarified his intent, telling BBC’s Newsbeat that the comments were “twisted” and “taken out of context.” “That’s of course not what I meant at all,” Garfield said to BBC’s Newsbeat on July 15. “That discussion was about this play and how deeply grateful I am that I get to work on something so profound. It’s a love letter to the Lgbtq community. We were talking about, ‘How do you prepare for something so important and so big? »
- Ross A. Lincoln
Steven Soderbergh has shot a movie on an iPhone starring “The Crown” breakout and Emmy nominee Claire Foy and Juno Temple. The news comes just ahead of the release of “Logan Lucky,” Soderbergh’s first feature in four years, which opens in August.
The Tracking Board initially reported the project, with Variety confirming Temple’s participation.
The project’s working title is “Unsane.” Soderbergh is planning to self-distribute the movie in the U.S. through his Fingerprint Releasing, though he is reportedly seeking an international distributor. No plot details have been released at this time.
“Unsane” would be another high-profile feature shot on an iPhone following the success of Sean Baker’s “Tangerine.” Soderbergh has been a champion of low-budget experimental film production, as seen in films like “Bubble” and “The Girlfriend Experience. »
- Zack Sharf
Celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Peter Jackson have avoided the mad crush by going incognito at the San Diego Comic-Con fan event In 2011, Esquire magazine writer Chris Jones accompanied Justin Timberlake at Comic-Con dressed as beloved “Sesame Street” duo Bert and Ernie. While attending 2011’s Comic-Con to promote “The Amazing Spider-Man,” Andrew Garfield pulled a double-fake by dressing as… Spider-Man Former “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith put on a Bart Simpson mask to walk the floor at the 2013 event. Bryan Cranston surprised his co-stars at a “Breaking Bad” panel in 2013 with a creepily realistic Walter White mask. Former Harry Potter star. »
- Thom Geier
We realize when it comes to cinematic Spider-Mans, fans have their favorites, but we say Andrew Garfield is still the best. Here are 15 reasons why. »
- Kit Bowen
“They started seeing each other while they were filming Spider-Man,” says the source. “They’ve been super careful to keep it private and out of the public eye but they’ve gone on vacations with each other and try and spend as much time as possible with one another.”
Adds an insider: “They’re both really ambitious and they challenge each other — but, most importantly, they make each other crack up. They seem to have a really »
- Patrick Gomez and Melody Chiu
Rob Leane Jul 13, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming makes the franchise feel fresh, without sacrificing its core values. What can Hollywood learn from that?
This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is looking like a huge success already. Big bucks are being brought in at the global box office, the reviews have been glowing, and much of the casual down-the-pub level scuttlebutt seems to be positive as well. This is a remarkable feat, considering that this is the second attempt this decade to reboot Spidey’s cinematic saga.
So, what works so well about it? What lessons can Hollywood learn about reboots from the success of Homecoming? We did a bit of thinking, and came up with this list of things that make the film feel fresh, despite its reboot status...
Skip the predictable stuff
One of the most beloved superheroes in existence, there's a reason why Spidey keeps making it back to the big screen. This time, he officially joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe (not including his scene-stealing appearance in Captain America: Civil War last year), and it's this union of Spider-Man with the rest of The Avengers (well, really just his mentor Iron Man) that sets Spider-Man: Homecoming apart from the past iterations of this character.
We loved Spider-Man: Homecoming so much that we're giving you 5 reasons why you need to see the film for the first or second time (because we'll be heading back to relive the fun all over again).
- Adriana Floridia
There needs to be a clear change in thesis statement when you reboot a film franchise. Something like “We need Batman to be more serious and less goofy” being the reason to bring Christopher Nolan in to restart the Caped Crusader, or “Star Trek doesn’t feel relatable to young people because we’ve been serving Tng fans and older exclusively for 20 years” for the Abrams Trek reboot. I think that’s why the Andrew Garfield Amazing Spider-Man series never caught on because there wasn’t a change in thesis, it was the same attempt at superhero melodrama with big CGI villains. The only thing that changed was people didn’t seem to like Tobey Maguire anymore and Sam Raimi wanted desperately to do anything else with his time.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a clear change in tone. Sony/Marvel (I don’t know who gets credit here) have decided that »
- Arthur Martinez-Tebbel
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