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The Amazing Spider-Man is now officially over. Andrew Garfield is a former Peter Parker, The Sinister Six will never assemble (at least not with Dane DeHaan at the head) and you’ll never have to suffer through Electro’s dub-step soundtrack again.
Across two films, Sony managed to take the once most popular superhero in the world and turn him into a bland establishment that life-long fans couldn’t give a toss about. After The Amazing Spider-Man 2 under-performed, the studio were so desperate they went running to Marvel involved, and thus the hero will be rebooted yet again in next year’s Captain America: Civil War (if not in another movie before).
It’s not an overly surprising run of events. The whole sub-franchise was built on Sony’s desire to retain the character (they have to make a new film every few years, or the »
- Alex Leadbeater
We've always known that Spider-Man's most important conflict 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 his greatest battle is about to begin. 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 enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp. »
Erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey proved the most buzzed-about film at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, according to Way to Blue.
Close to 9,700 comments were made across Twitter, news sites, blogs and forums from Feb 5-15, the duration of the festival.
The film received its international premiere in Berlin, which contributed nearly 2,000 comments to its total figure.
Anton Corbijn’s Life, starring Dane DeHaan as James Dean and Robert Pattinson as the Life magazine photographer assigned to snap the Hollywood icon, had to settle for second place with more than 5,100 comments.
Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert and [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
★★★☆☆ There is plenty of focus but little flash in Anton Corbijn's Life (2015), a snapshot of one of cinema's most enduring icons. A renowned photographer, Corbijn knows a thing or two about capturing the elusive essence of stardom, yet in his handsome portrait of James Dean's burgeoning rise to fame there's something noticeably absent from the frame. Observed from the vantage of one ambitious artist and his fascination with another, Life charts the symbiotic relationship of Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) and the then relatively unknown James Dean (Dane DeHaan). Stock notices Dean at a pool party thrown by director Nicholas Ray - pensive, disinterested and oozing charisma.
- CineVue UK
Margot Robbie and Will Smith brought a high dose of hotness to the red carpet while promoting their new movie, Focus, in London on Wednesday. In other fun moments, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend celebrated her appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Kim Kardashian took a bite of the Big Apple, and Robert Pattinson suited up for a premiere with Dane DeHaan. Keep reading to see all that and more! »
We’re not even a year removed from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and already Sony and Marvel are exploring new options on who could be the next webslinger. And we already have some insight that the next Spider-Man is going back to high school, and Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) and Logan Lerman (Fury) are on Sony’s short list.
That said, whoever they cast will make an exciting addition to Captain America: Civil War, and we have some thoughts whether or not Sony decides to go the way of yet another reboot.
Perhaps better known by his fans as either Troy Barnes, from his four and a (almost) half season role on the hit show Community, or as rapper Childish Gambino, Donald Glover is a definite contender for the role of Marvel’s Spider-Man. With the inception of Miles Morales, following the death of Peter Parker in the Ultimate comic series, »
Fanboys and -girls around the globe are no doubt still celebrating last night's surprising announcement that Sony and Marvel would partner to produce new Spider-Man films, and integrate the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But what does that mean for what was to be Sony's first "Amazing Spider-Man" spinoff, "Sinister Six"?
According to the Wall Street Journal, "Sinister Six" will remain in development at Sony, but it's been delayed indefinitely. WSJ writes that the studio is "rethinking" its plan for the flick, and it has been pulled from its initial release date of November 11, 2016.
While that's never a good sign for a movie, WSJ's report indicates that Sony still wants to move forward with the film, and so far, Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods") is still on board to write and direct. Still, not knowing when the movie may come out may cause some of "Sinister"'s high-profile »
- Katie Roberts
Robert Pattinson hit the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival for a special screening of “Life,” about the unique relationship between ’50s actor James Dean and the photographer who made him a legend in iconic magazine photos. Pattinson played photographer Dennis Stock opposite actor Dane DeHaan, who played Dean. Dean was an up-and-coming actor in 1955, when he met Stock. ...Read More »
Can we interest you in the first clip of Life, starring Dane DeHaan as James Dean? How about if we throw in Robert Pattinson as young Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock hoping to score some candid photos of him? If you have even the slightest affection for either DeHaan or Pattinson, you should watch the clip, which shows James and Dennis on the streets of 1955 New York City. The movie just premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, and we're still waiting on a full trailer and a release date. Until then, check out the clip below! »
"Life" stars the always ace Dane DeHaan as James Dean opposite Robert Pattinson, in yet another dramatic turn, as Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock. A budding, and subtly homoerotic, friendship unfolds as the film chronicles the story behind Stock's 1955 photo spread, circa "East of Eden," that put emerging heartthrob Dean on the map—just seven months before his unexpected death at 24. Written by Aussie scribe Luke Davies--who co-adapted his novel "Candy" into the 2006 drug drama starring Heath Ledger--"Life" isn't music video turned filmmaker Corbijn's first tread in biopic territory. His 2007 "Control" plunged into the final days in the life of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, starring Sam Riley. Corbijn knows how to direct attractive adonises onscreen. But is "Life" worth all the ballyhoo? Based on early Berlinale reviews, rounded up below, critics are tussling over this one. Variety: "More than a standard »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Photographer-turned-director Anton Corbijn’s upcoming drama, Life, may star two of the hottest young actors in the industry in Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, but the atypical road movie is much more than simple eye candy.
Charting the friendship between Hollywood legend James Dean (DeHaan) and budding photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) circa 1955, Corbijn’s drama will follow the pair as they make tracks from Los Angeles to New York. It was an event that culminated in the iconic picture of Dean in Times Square in the lashing rain, a still image that would go on to be famous following the actor’s tragic death shortly thereafter. As a result, Life gets its minimalist title due to the fact that Stock’s photographer works at the titular magazine, tasked with capturing Dean — who was undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s A-listers at the time — for coverage.
In the clip above, we see »
- Michael Briers
Makeup and mimicry can only take an actor so far when tasked with playing one of the most enduring stars in the cinematic firmament: More crucial is that he have a certain intangible star quality of his own. Such is the success of Dane DeHaan’s magnetic take on James Dean in “Life,” Anton Corbijn’s engaging, elegiac portrait of a legend in the making. More than a standard celebrity bio, however, the pic is a loving valentine from photographer-turned-helmer Corbijn to his name-making profession, with Robert Pattinson in a sly turn as Dennis Stock, the shutterbug who landed Dean a now-classic Life magazine spread. It’s the peculiarly moving, even subtly queer friendship between the two men that distinguishes “Life” from standard inside-Hollywood fare, while gorgeous production values and ace star turns make it a thoroughly marketable arthouse prospect.
If any current filmmaker is qualified to reflect on the »
- Guy Lodge
At one point Anton Corbijn threatened to quit feature-film directing. As he said in our interview last year, he didn’t feel comfortable on film sets at first. “I felt like a stranger on the film set,” he said. “It’s just a big team compared to me and a single camera when I take pictures. I had to get used to the surroundings and the process of making something. In my head I can see what I like, but just to get there [was difficult].” Thankfully for us he’s grown more confident and seems to have shelved that plan. His follow-up to “A Most Wanted Man” is in the can and premieres at the Berlin Film Festival. Titled “Life,” the movie is about a brief, but transformative period in the life of Dennis Stock, a photographer for Life Magazine assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean. The movie stars Robert Pattinson »
- Edward Davis
Attendees at The Hollywood Reporter's and Glashutte Original's Monday night Berlin party were in for a special treat, as they were whisked up 24 floors in Europe's fastest elevator to the intimate event celebrating James Franco-starrer I Am Michael. The fete held at the Glashutte Original lounge featured breathtaking views of the Berlin skyline and the festival's main theater, the Berlinale Palast, bustling with red carpet activity below. Read More Berlin: James Franco on Dane DeHaan's "Obsession" With Him, 'I Am Michael' I Am Michael director Justin Kelly attended the event along with Franco. The film, which screened earlier that
- Rebecca Ford
James Franco on Monday discussed his Berlinale Panorama entry I Am Michael, on which he worked as a producer and star, and up-and-comer Dane DeHaan and how his career choices mirror some of his own. Appearing during a press conference with I Am Michael director Justin Kelly, Franco was asked if he would see DeHaan in Berlinale Special entry Life, which debuts in Berlin Monday night. In the film from Anton Corbijn, DeHaan plays James Dean, who Franco had portrayed in Mark Rydell's James Dean. "I will see Dane DeHaan," Franco replied. He then pointed out that
- Georg Szalai
The halls are starting to hum softly here in Berlin as the European Film Market swings into gear. The first deals were announced yesterday before the event officially opened, with The Weinstein Co notably boarding Im Global’s The Man Who Made It Snow. This morning, FilmNation unveiled a series of offshore output deals for titles from Open Road, which will kick off with the Jamie Foxx/Michelle Monaghan-starrer Sleepless Nights.
Though it’s not likely to be a frenzy, and with currency concerns in the market internationally, Berlin should see more action in the coming days. Distributors are looking for product for 2016 and beyond, and some memorable buys have emerged here in recent years. In 2014, The Weinstein Company made a record-setting $7M deal for The Imitation Game which has now made about $140M worldwide and has an armful of Oscar nominations to boot.
Much of the pre-buy buzz »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Anton Corbijn is headed to the Berlin International Film Festival to unspool his latest film "Life" featuring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, but before we get a sense of that project, he's got something else we can take a look at. The filmmaker has directed a new Miss Dior spot starring Natalie Portman. It sees the actress set to be married, only to helicopter her way to freedom with a hot young hunk. Sounds about right. In any event, the otherwise substance-less perfume advertisement is nicely photographed, which we'd expect no less from Corbijn. Check it out below along with a making-of video. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Director: Michael Wenning
Producers: Rashidi Hendrix, Daniel Ziskind
Cast: Amr Waked
Five international thieves meet in Berlin to steal the most valuable stamp in the world.
Director: Gerard Barrett
Cast: Dakota Fanning
Based on Susannah Cahalan’s bestselling memoir.
Sales: Mister Smith Entertainment (international); Wme (U.S.)
Director: Steven C. Miller
Cast: Bruce Willis
Thriller involving super-weapons and conspiracies.
Sales: Highland Film Group
Elvis & Nixon
Director: Liza Johnson
The morning when President Nixon met Elvis Presley in 1970.
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Cast: Matthew McConaughey
The story of the 1993 Bre-x Mineral Corp. mining scandal.
Sales: Sierra/Affinity (international); CAA (domestic)
- Variety Staff
Surprisingly or not so surprisingly, there are a number of intriguing films screening at the Berlin Film Festival this year. Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" with Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett will drop there along with Wim Wenders' "Everything Will Be Fine" (James Franco), Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert" (Nicole Kidman and James Franco again), Anton Corbijn's "Life" (Dane DeHaan, Robert Pattinson), Simon Curtis' "Woman in Gold" (Ryan Reynolds, Helen Mirren), Andrew Haigh's "45 Years," Isabel Coixet's "Nobody Wants The Night" and even, yes, Kenneth Branagh's "Cinderella" are on most cinephiles' radars. (Well, maybe not the latter, but, hey! A Disney movie willing to be in competition! That's no small feat!) One other film that is getting an unexpected early debut is Bill Condon's "Mr. Holmes," a drama which reunites the Oscar winner with his "Gods and Monsters" star Ian McKellen. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Kim Nguyen (War Witch) is directing the movie, which is set in a small town near the North Pole.
Lucy (Maslany) and Roman (DeHaan) find themselves drawn together by a shared passion.
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