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Now that they've decided on a title, it seems that casting is kicking off on the upcoming Terminator reboot, now officially known as Terminator: Genesis. According to reports, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby and the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is in final negotiations for the role of John Connor, the leader of the Resistance.
At this point, it's unknown how big of a role John Connor will have in the reboot, with previous reports suggesting that the film will focus on Sarah Connor, with Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke said to be the front-runner to take over from Linda Hamilton (and fellow GoT star Lena Headey), but still facing some competition from Brie Larson (Short Term 12). Earlier rumours had suggested that Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) was being tapped for John Connor, while Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), Nicholas Hoult »
- Gary Collinson
The Palm Springs Film Festival has announced the 45 foreign language Oscar submissions in the Awards section, a new program on Canadian cinema and the Modern Masters films. The foreign language submissions that will compete for the Fipresci Award include “The Past,” “Wadjda,” Italy’s “The Great Beauty,” Israel’s “Bethlehem,” Denmark’s “The Hunt” and Romania’s “Child’s Pose.”
Artistic director Helen du Toit pointed out an “exciting group of dark horses” among the Awards Buzz films such as Iceland’s “Of Horses and Men” (pictured), Romania’s “Child’s Pose,” The Palestinian Territories “Omar,” Mexico’s “Heli,” Georgia’s “In Bloom,” and Morocco’s “Horses of God.”
The Canadian showcase will include a reception and Canadian Film Day, featuring actors including Brendan Gleeson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Kitsch, Melanie Laurent, Aidan Quinn, Isabella Rossellini and Taylor Schilling. Films include “Enemy,” foreign language Oscar entry “Gabrielle,” “The Grand Seduction” and “Sarah Prefers to Run. »
- Pat Saperstein
Top brass at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) have announced a new programme on Canadian Cinema as well as the traditionally strong roster of foreign-language films eligible for the Fipresci Award in the Awards Buzz section, and Modern Masters.
The festival will screen 45 of the 76 official foreign-language Oscar submissions under the umbrella of Awards Buzz.
“We’ve selected Canadian films for a special focus at this year’s festival for many reasons, not the least of which is the wealth of talent emerging from its relatively small, indigenous film industry, and the depth and richness of story and character portrayal its films exemplify,” said festival director Darryl Macdonald.
“Whether it’s established auteurs like Denis Coté, Denis Villenueve and Atom Egoyan, gifted actor-directors like Don McKellar and Sarah Polley or newly emerging talents like Chloé Robichaud, Craig Goodwill and Sébastien Pilote, Canadian creative ingenuity is on abundant display in its films. All of this »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The show's producer Peter Berg recently said that a movie spinoff is unlikely, despite the fact that many fans and some cast members have called for a revival.
Kitsch – who played Tim Riggins in the NBC series – recently told Vulture that he has no interest in revisiting Friday Night Lights.
"I'll just say no. No, period. I'm not doing it," he insisted.
The actor went on to say: "I'm never gonna be in that movie. There was already a movie! And the show ended f**kin' spot-on. We're good."
Kitsch also reflected on the audition process for Friday Night Lights.
"I was nervous. I was sitting in a boardroom and [producer Peter Berg] came in and brought me down this long hallway, and we were doing improv with me as Riggins," he recalled.
"[Berg] was interviewing me like an Espn reporter… »
The 2006 romantic comedy, starring Audrey Tautou, proved a box-office smash in France on its original release and went on to be sold in more than 60 international territories.
The remake has been greenlit for production early summer 2014, shooting on location on the French Riviera.
It will centre on Alec, a shy and hard-working English waiter at a grand hotel on the Riviera, who is mistaken for a millionaire and seduced by Lauren, an American girl with expensive tastes, whose lifestyle is made possible only by the generosity of very wealthy men.
When Lauren discovers Alec’s true identity and limited resources, she bolts - but Alec, determined to woo Lauren no matter what the cost, pursues her along »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Although it was met with an almost universal shrug of the shoulders from critics, the 2003 film has seemingly become a cult classic and Berg has discussed the possibility of a follow-up while on the press junket for his latest film Lone Survivor.
"We just met with writers, so we're trying to do it," Berg tells Collider. "I really want to do it. I've talked to Dwayne. I have an actor in mind that I can't say that I want to work with Dwayne on it, and we want to do it."
- Gary Collinson
Adam Shankman, who just this Sunday was dashing around the Trevor Live! benefit has checked into rehab. “Adam Shankman is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation center. His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery.” We wish him a speedy and complete recovery.
Dexter Fletcher, who recently directed Sunshine On Leith will direct the upcoming biopic on Queen and Freddie Mercury starring Ben Wishaw. The film is set to cover the rise of Queen and end with their epic Live Aid performance.
John Waters has some gift giving ideas for you as the Christmas season approaches. “I always give books. And I always ask for books. I think you should reward people sexually for getting you books. Don’t send a thank-you note, »
- Ed Kennedy
Blake Lively has left CAA, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The actress, who continues to be repped by Management 360 and Jackoway Tyerman, will take meetings as she hunts for a new agency. Her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, is repped by Wme. Photos: Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch Walk the Red Carpet at 'Savages' L.A. Premiere Lively is best known as the star of CW’s cult hit Gossip Girl, in which she played Serena van der Woodsen for six seasons beginning in 2007. She also made inroads into movies, earning rave reviews for her work in The Town, holding her own opposite Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner and
- Borys Kit
‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’: AFI Awards 2013 - big-studio movies rule once again (photo: Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper in ‘American Hustle’) The American Film Institute has released AFI Awards list featuring the Top Ten Movies of 2013. As usual, the AFI Awards mostly focus on mainstream, popular fare from the big studios; in fact, they’re a sort of more upscale, Oscar-friendlier People’s Choice Awards, i.e., no Twilight, no The Fast and The Furious, no Adam Sandler, scattered super-hero movies, mostly bypassing Harry Potter. (You’ll see why they’re so big-studio-friendly once you scroll down a bit to check out the list of this year’s AFI Awards’ jury members.) Six of the AFI’s Top Ten 2013 movies come courtesy of the Hollywood majors: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Her, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Additionally, 12 Years a Slave was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, »
- Anna Robinson
Stop me if you've heard this one before: the long-rumored "Friday Night Lights" movie is not happening.
Executive producer Peter Berg put the rumors to rest for good after more than a year of back-and-forth news on Monday (Dec. 9). "There's not gonna be a movie," Berg tells Collider. "We talked about it, some people thought it was a good idea, some didn't; I've come to believe it's probably not a good idea and I seriously doubt it's gonna happen."
"Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch also put the cult TV favorite back in the headlines on Monday when he adamantly refused to take part in the movie should it ever be made (which it looks like it won't). "I'll just say no. [Slams fist on table.] No, period," Kitsch tells Vulture. "I'm not doing it. I'm never gonna be in that movie. There was already a movie! And the show ended f***in' spot-on. »
Based on the memoir by Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, the Peter Berg–directed Lone Survivor follows four Navy SEALs (Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch) trying to stay alive after their location is discovered during a covert mission in Afghanistan. Though Wahlberg is the face on the poster, it's Kitsch who unexpectedly shines: After toplining three misfires last year in John Carter, Battleship, and Savages, he's finally found the right vehicle for his easy, masculine charisma, and as Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, he displays the sort of leading-man potential that many predicted when Kitsch came off a hot run in the TV series Friday Night Lights. Last week, he sat down with Vulture to discuss the next phase of his career (which will include an against-type turn in Ryan Murphy's AIDS drama The Normal Heart) and why he'll never, ever do a Friday Night Lights movie.What »
- Kyle Buchanan
In an interview with Collider promoting his latest project, "Lone Survivor," Berg said that he doesn't tire of reporters asking him about a potential follow-up to "The Rundown," the 2003 action flick starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, adding that a sequel was currently in the works.
"[W]e just met with writers, so we're trying to do it," Berg told the site. " ... I really want to do it. I've talked to Dwayne. I have an actor in mind that I can't say that I want to work with Dwayne on it, and we want to do it."
While the director was excited at the prospect of revisiting that movie, one project he thinks is done for good is "Friday Night Lights." Berg said »
- Katie Roberts
Also known as "Welcome to the Jungle" in other parts of the world, Dwayne Johnson played an aspiring chef and bounty hunter who is sent to Brazil to retrieve his employer's wayward son (Seann William Scott).
From the sounds of it Scott won't be back, instead we'll see Johnson's Beck character on a new case. Berg tells Collider:
"We just met with writers, so we're trying to do it. I really want to do it. I've talked to Dwayne. I have an actor in mind that I can't say that I want to work with Dwayne on it, and we want to do it."
- Garth Franklin
Universal Pictures has released some new images from director Peter Berg’s (The Kingdom) adaptation of the non-fiction book Lone Survivor. The film tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission who try to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative, but are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. The film has drawn positive responses from early screenings, and Berg has more than proven himself to be a skilled action director. Hopefully the dramatic character interplay is on point here as well. Hit the jump to check out the new images. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Alexander Ludwig, Ali Suliman, and Rohan Chand. Lone Survivor opens in limited release on December 27th before going wide on January 10th. Click on any image to enlarge. [gallery link="file" columns="1" ids="299500,299490,299493,299502,299497,299496,299499,299495,299504,299501,299503,299498"] Here’s the official synopsis for Lone Survivor: Based on »
- Adam Chitwood
"I don't go home, you don't go home!"
I'm a huge fan of military films, and Peter Berg's Navy Seal movie, Lone Survivor, looks pretty freakin' incredible. I'm really looking forward to this movie. I think it's going to deliver on all emotional levels.
The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. It's based on the true story of Marcus Luttrell and his Navy Seal team members who fought to stay alive after being ambushed in Afghanistan in 2005 by Taliban forces during a covert mission in the Hindu Kush mountain region, where the team went to kill a terrorist leader.
The movie will get a limited release on December 27th and will go wide January 10th.
- Joey Paur
My name is Mario-Francisco Robles. I’m a writer/critic here at Latino-Review, but offline I’m someone who’s dedicated my life to entertainment. I’ve been entertaining audiences professionally over 15 years. Entertainment, in all its forms, is my life. Some of my favorite moments have been up on stage, giving my all to a sold out crowd, but I’ve also had some equally life-altering moments being in the audience. In this ongoing column, I’ll bring my passion, experience, and perspective to a number of topics that move me as someone whose life revolves around arts and entertainment.
Entry #1: Why Movie Studios Don’t Care About You. Yes, You.
If you’re reading this, then you’re part of the online fan community that frequents film sites. You like to stay up-to-date on upcoming movies. You likely have a love of superheroes and/or comic books. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Over the past month or so we've heard plenty of speculation surrounding casting on the upcoming Terminator reboot from director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), and it seems that Paramount Pictures has now identified the front runners to step into the shoes of Sarah Connor, with Deadline reporting that the studio is "looking closely" at Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Brie Larsen (Short Term 12) for the role.
Both Clarke and Larsen have previously been mentioned as candidates for Sarah Connor, while Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) have also been said to be under consideration. Meanwhile Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) is said to be Taylor's pick for John Connor, the leader of the Resistance, and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) have been mentioned with regards to Kyle Reese. »
- Gary Collinson
Navy SEALs operating in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(L to R) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson, of Cupertino, California; Senior Chief Information Systems Technician Daniel R. Healy, of Exeter, New Hampshire; Quartermaster 2nd Class James Suh, of Deerfield Beach, Florida; Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Marcus Luttrell; Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Eric S. Patton, of Boulder City, Nevada; and Lt. Michael P. Murphy, of Patchogue, New York pose in Afghanistan.
With the exception of Luttrell, all were killed June 28, 2005, by enemy forces while supporting Operation Red Wings.
“No matter how many times I get up and tell this story,
or how many people read the book,
it’s nothing compared to how many people will watch this film.
So my job is done. Mission complete.”
I like war films – always have.
Having seen Lone Survivor in November, »
- Michelle McCue
Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor has gone from “just another war movie” to Oscar hopeful in the span of a few short months. After a well-received screening at the AFI Fest, the film is now gearing up for its December 27th theatrical release, which puts it in prime position to be considered for some awards.
Starring Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor tells the tale of Seal Team 10′s failed mission to eliminate a high-ranking Taliban leader named Ahmad Shah during the War in Afghanistan. It’s based on Luttrell’s book of the same name and presents a gripping story of courage, heroism and the brutalities of war.
Earlier this week, Universal rolled out the red carpet for the NYC »
- Justine Browning
The same day it was named as one of the National Board of Review's top 10 films of the year, "Lone Survivor" was celebrated with a luncheon yesterday in New York, hosted by Universal Pictures. Emile Hirsch, one the film's ensemble players, learned of the good news via his co-star in the film, Mark Wahlberg. "This means so, so much," Hirsch told Indiewire, clearly moved by the honor. "More than any film out there, this is about something that's going on now. It's relevant, it's in the news." Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of the same name, Peter Berg's powerful film follows four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Hirsch plays one of the real-life Seal members, alongside Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster, all of whom were in attendance, »
- Nigel M Smith
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