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Standing alone against the threat of North Korean cyber terrorism, it’s your weekly movie news show the Movie Newsgasm. In your face, Kim Jong-un.
We’re only kidding. Please don’t hurt us.It’s a super-packed show this week. Super-packed meaning: lots of superhero stuff. Ben Affleck’s Batman suit for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has been revealed In Living Colour (although it’s still pretty black and white), plot details for that same movie – specifically how Superman’s Metropolis destruction binge affect the film’s events – have been reported, more bonkers plans for Spider-Man from the Sony email hacks and the directors for Marvel’s two part epic Avengers: Infinity War have been leaked. And it isn’t Joss Whedon *Gasp*!
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- Oli Davis
A24 and DirectTV have acquired all U.S. rights from HanWay Films to John Maclean’s directorial debut “Slow West,” starring “Dawn of Planet of the Apes” star Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender and Ben Mendelsohn.
“Slow West” will have its world premiere next month at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.
The film, set at the end of the 19th century, follows the story of a 16-year-old, played by Smit-McPhee, as he journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. Fassbender plays a mysterious traveler; Mendelsohn plays an outlaw.
Fassbender and Maclean worked together previously on two short films — “Man on a Motorcycle” and “Pitch Black Heist.”
“Slow West” is produced by Fassbender’s partner Conor McCaughan of Dmc Film, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films and Rachel Gardner of Rachel Gardner Films. It’s the first project to be produced by Dmc Film. »
- Dave McNary
A24 and Directv have swooped on their latest film, taking Us rights from world sales agent HanWay Films to the upcoming Sundance world premiere starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender and Ben Mendelsohn.
John Maclean’s directorial debut will screen in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition and takes place in the late 1800’s as a 16-year-old journeys across the American Frontier in search of the woman he loves.
Fassbender plays the youngster’s mysterious companion and Mendelsohn is the outlaw on their tail.
Film4 developed the project and co-financed with the BFI, the New Zealand Film Commission and Fulcrum Media Finance »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Such a handsome Holmes…
“Say Hello To My Little Friend.” That’s a clue for who Marvel have contacted to add to their ever-expanding roster – find out who in this week’s Movie Newsgasm.
Speaking of Marvel (which we do a lot of at the moment), they’ve only gone and cast Benedict Cumberbatch (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, The Imitation Game) as Doctor Strange. “Doctor Who?” you ask. That’s an entirely different show.
And finally, we’re chatting the movie version of Wikileaks – the hacking of Sony Pictures’ internal emails. Presumably by the Kingpin or some other mistreated fomer-Marvel property. Find out a few more of their bonkers ideas (Aunt May solo movie, anyone?) right here.
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- Oli Davis
Now playing in select markets around the world and opening this weekend in North America is Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings. As most of you know, the film is Scott’s take on the Bliblical story of Moses, with Christian Bale playing the former Egyptian prince and Joel Edgerton filling the role of the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses. The film also stars John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley. For more on the film watch these clips or the trailer. Last week at the big press junket in Paris I landed an exclusive video interview with Joel Edgerton. He talked about what it was like working for Ridley Scott, what he learned on set that he could apply to other movies, working with multiple cameras at the same time, deleted scenes, what he stole from the set of Scott Cooper's Black Mass, Anton Corbijn »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
During an interview with James Horner Film Music (via Cbr), composer James Horner has revealed why he opted against returning to score this year’s superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, stating that the movie “ended up being so terrible” that he simply didn’t want to do it.
“[Director Marc Webb] was very inexperienced and he and I had a very good relationship and the producers had their own opinion. And they didn’t want his input. And then Sony had their own, they just wanted action. To me, the whole thing about doing the first movie was I liked the director and there was a chance to write something for the two lead characters and then she dies in the next movie. But the next movie ended up being so terrible, I didn’t want to do it. It was just dreadful.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out now on Blu-ray »
- Gary Collinson
Ellen DeGeneres showed off a picture of Eva Mendes's new daughter, Esmeralda, on her show, but it's not what you think. Eva made her first postbaby TV appearance when she stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show for an interview that will air on Wednesday. However, when she showed up, Ellen pretended that she was going to debut the first picture of Esmeralda, but instead she showed something completely different. (And no, it's not a female version of Dane DeHaan.) Watch the video to see Eva's reaction to seeing her baby with Ryan Gosling, and also hear her secret to losing her baby weight so quickly. Front Page Image Source: Warner Bros. / Michael Rozman »
Here's the best of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Crackle for the beginning of December. So cheer up, Charlie Brown! Netflix "Almost Famous" Fifteen years after Cameron Crowe's amazing film about his time as a young "Rolling Stone" intern made us fall in love with Kate Hudson, it remains a singular accomplishment. The immersive, heartfelt movie has an incredible soundtrack and great performances across the board. Never forget that Katy Perry had to change her name from Katy Hudson so as not to be confused with Goldie Hawn's Oscar-nominated daughter. "American Beauty" Kevin Spacey's existential crisis. Annette Bening's fury. Thora Birch's woefulness. Chris Cooper's scariness. These are the kinds of things that make a Best Picture. The dream sequences involving Mena Suvari certainly weren't a detriment. "Batman Forever" Jim Carrey's performance as the Riddler in this cartoonish romp might be the most »
- Louis Virtel
In the latest Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys looks at the bizarre rumours coming out of Sony for the next film in the Spider-Man franchise, an update on next year’s Fantastic Four reboot and a big treat for Evil Dead fans!
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…features returning stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) alongside new additions Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn, »
- Oli Davis
Dom returns to the fold alongside Liam and Dr. Lindsay Hallam for another bumper week of distinctly British podcasting.
In the line of fire for this episode are the achingly hip Life After Beth (starring the fabulous Aubrey Plaza and the grumpy Dane DeHaan) and French Lynchian sex comedy You & the Night – prompting extensive and enamoured discussion of Eric Cantona’s member and M83’s woozy score.
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- Dominic Mill
When’s that comic book movie coming out, with the ant-sized man? This and all similar questions answered in our comic book movie calendar.
Comic book fans of the world - were you planning on spending your spare cash on anything other than cinema visits and DVD box-sets for the next six years? Well tough, because Hollywood has other ideas.
Ever since Bryan Singer’s X-Men movie jump-started the comic book movie trend in 2000 (building on the stellar work of Richard Donner and Tim Burton in the decades prior), Fox, Sony, Warner Bros., Disney and Marvel Studios have all been repeatedly cashing-in on the resurgent popularity of capes, cowls and anything ending in ‘Man’.
Now, the sheer size of the comic book movie-making world has reached a critical mass. There are now seven such films (at least) slated for every year between 2016 and 2019. There’s also a few confirmed for 2020 already, »
James Franco is a strange bird, and one who defies categorization. He effortlessly balances the careers of an actor, director, screenwriter, artist, musician, novelist, poet, and teacher simultaneously. Honestly, we don’t know where he finds the time. Does he have a Time-Turner or a flux capacitor? That’s got to be it, right?
Time-travel aside, whatever James Franco’s doing – Is he not sleeping? – it’s working, because he’s about to add another hyphen to his already multi-hyphenate name.
James Franco, stage actor.
Making his Broadway debut, Franco joins the cast of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men as George Milton. Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) joins Franco as George’s well-meaning best friend Lennie, a role that garnered O’Dowd a Tony Award nomination.
- Sasha James
'Idol's Eye' production shut down: Robert De Niro, Robert Pattinson and Rachel Weisz to have starred in Olivier Assayas' action-thriller (photo: Robert Pattinson) Production on screenwriter-director Olivier Assayas' action-thriller Idol's Eye, which was to have starred two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather: Part II, Raging Bull), Robert Pattinson (the Twilight movies, The Rover), and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), has been shut down, officially due to financing woes. Michael Benaroya's Beverly Hills-based Benaroya Pictures announced the bad news earlier today, November 3, 2014. “Due to the criteria for financing not being met by producers, Benaroya Pictures has formally decided to discontinue financing the motion picture titled Idol's Eye. The company cannot continue to put its investment at risk and has been forced to stop cash flowing [to] the production. “This is something all of us wanted to avoid, but due to the producers missing »
- Zac Gille
When Felicity Jones signed on for a mysterious role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 back in January 2013, many believed she was playing Felicia Hardy, a.k.a. Black Cat. The actress then dropped a few hints that she was playing Black Cat leading up to The Amazing Spider-Man 2's release this May. We did learn that her character's name is Felicia, although it was never confirmed if she is Felicia Hardy or simply different character. During an interview with GQ for her new film The Theory of Everything, Felicity Jones claims that she would love to play Black Cat, although it doesn't seem to be set in stone by any means.
"Being vacuum-packed into a leather suit, doing backflips?! I'd love that. Can you start a petition for me?"
After The Amazing Spider-Man 2 didn't perform quite so well at the box office, the franchise is going in a different direction, »
Take another look @ actor Andrew Garfield as 'Spider-Man' on the set of director Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", grabbing a behind-the-scenes hot kiss from actress Emma Stone as 'Gwen Stacy', followed by her priceless reaction:
"...for 'Peter Parker' (Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as 'Spider-Man' and spending time with the person he loves, 'Gwen' (Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough.
"Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"...
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- Michael Stevens
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Even if you snagged "La dolce vita" on Blu-ray when it was available via Kino Lorber, you'll still want to upgrade to this fancy Criterion edition. This new release received the 4K digital restoration treatment, and the extras include an interview with writer/director (and Ad for "La dolce vita") Lina Wertmüller, an audio interview with star Marcello Mastroianni, and more.
This is a kooky zombie love story about a guy named Zach (Dane DeHaan) whose girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza) returns from the dead. In addition to the whole interpersonal love mishegoss of dating someone who's a rotting zombie, there's also a whole zombie apocalypse to deal with - can their relationship survive? Can they survive? »
- Jenni Miller
If Joel Edgerton has one piece of advice to aspiring actors, it’s this: always be sure to check your inbox.
“I found an email the other day from my old agent in London, that I’d just sort of discarded because I was too busy at the time,” Edgerton recalls on a recent afternoon in New York, looking a tad professorial in full-rimmed glasses and beard. “It was this screenplay for a film by a first-time filmmaker that, if I was interested, I should consider auditioning for.” As it turned out, the filmmaker was Steve McQueen and the movie was “Hunger.”
Well, you win some and you lose some in this business, and lately Edgerton has been chalking up the wins. After back-to-back breakout performances in the Oscar-nominated “Animal Kingdom” (2010) and “Warrior” (2011), the 40-year-old Australian actor and screenwriter has been working nonstop in Hollywood, from his Navy Seal commander »
- Scott Foundas
Concept Art by Steffen Reichstadt Key Frame Art by Gregory Hill We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his »
By Anjelica Oswald
Jack O’Connell isn’t going to be a name people forget anytime soon. The 24-year-old English actor is involved with three feature films that have made — or will make — their debuts in 2014 and was the lead in Starred Up, which was released in August after first premiering in 2013. After a decade of acting, O’Connell’s career is heading to the next level.
O’Connell started off with a soccer dream, but after being persuaded to audition for television roles, he appeared in an episode of Doctors, a British soap opera, in 2005. His first film appearance followed in 2006 with This is England.
One of his most recognized roles was as James Cook in the third, fourth and seventh seasons of the British drama Skins.
After some more TV and film roles, O’Connell was cast as the leads in Starred Up (2013) and ’71 (2014), which were shot simultaneously; however, »
- Anjelica Oswald
Dane DeHaan. Molly Shannon. And the great John C. Reilly. All of them in a great deal of pain. All of them mourning the loss of Beth (Aubrey Plaza). So why is it funny? "Life After Beth" is on its way to home video on October 21st, and there will be some deleted scenes included among the extra features on the disc. Today, we've got one of those scenes for you, and it comes from early in the film. At this point, Beth has died, and her boyfriend (DeHaan) and her parents (Shannon and Reilly) are still in shock, still trying to process what's happened. I reviewed the film out of Sundance, and one of the things I like most about it is Plaza's performance. She isn't playing that sort of sullen, sarcastic April Ludgate thing that is her trademark. It's a new comic persona for her, and I'm glad to see her stretch. »
- Drew McWeeny
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