9 items from 2014
The first photo has been released of Colton Haynes' Roy Harper character in his full Arsenal costume for the upcoming third season of The CW's "Arrow". Roy and his new costume become the new partner of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) in the third season premiere which airs on October 8th at 8pm.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has also spoken at length about the new season and revealed all sorts of new information to EW. First up, they have Caity Lotz booked to return as Sara Lance/Black Canary for At Least three episodes this season - they're hoping for more. Kreisberg couldn't confirm if Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law) would be back, but hints that she will.
After being name dropped several times and having his daughter show up, many have wondered if League of Shadows founder and Batman villain Ra's al Ghul will be making an appearance this season. »
- Garth Franklin
Arrow fans who are familiar with the DC Comics are in for a treat today, with Entertainment Weekly debuting the first photo of Colton Haynes in his full Arsenal costume. Many fans have been waiting to see when Roy Harper will take on his Arsenal alter-ego, but they won't have to wait for too much longer, since Roy and his new Arsenal attire will be featured in the Season 3 Premiere, airing Wednesday, October 8 at 8 Pm Et on The CW. Roy/Arsenal will be a "fully fledged member of Team Arrow" in Season 3, so get ready for even more arrow-slinging action as Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) teams up with his new partner.
Take a look at the photo below, then read on for more Season 3 details from executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.
Antonin Baudry with Bertrand Tavernier on The French Minister (Quai d’Orsay): "I fell in love immediately with Antonin's book, because it was dealing with politics in, for me, the best way possible." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
I met up in New York with Bertrand Tavernier and Antonin Baudry, who co-wrote the screenplay for The French Minister (Quai d’Orsay), based on Baudry's (aka Abel Lanzac) autobiographic graphic novel about his adventures as a speech writer in the French Ministry. The film stars Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz and Niels Arestrup who at times seem to channel the working methods of Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday or the serious madness surrounding Peter Sellers in The Party. Howard Hawks, Billy Wilder, Blake Edwards, Jacques Becker, Stanley Kubrick and John Ford pop up in precise reference throughout the conversation.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “The Story Behind the Worst Movie on IMDb” — David Goldenberg at Five Thirty Eight tries to make sense of an average movie that has been absolutely buried by the masses who frequent the Internet Movie Database. Maybe unsurprisingly, it involves a real world coalition spurred on by political sentiment and identity preservation. I wonder how they’ll feel about Goldenberg giving the movie they hate a huge spotlight. “The 11 Defining Features of the Summer Blockbuster” — Also at Five Thirty Eight, Walt Hickey crunches an absurd amount of numbers to figure out whether sword fights or car explosions are more important to crafting a giant, sweaty movie. “The hidden feminism of Audrey Hepburn” — Monika Bartyzel at The Week argues that underneath the pill box and cloche hats, Eliza Doolittle »
- Scott Beggs
Nemo: The Roses of Berlin
Written by Alan Moore
Drawn by Kevin O’Neill
Lettered by Todd Klein
Colored by Ben Dimagmaliw
Published by Knockabout/Top Shelf
Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill have no time for a preamble or set up in Nemo: The Roses Of Berlin, the latest offshoot of their League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series. Within the first couple of pages, they dive right into the story of Janni Dakkar, the daughter of Nemo, and her husband Broad Arrow Jack invading 1940s Berlin to rescue their daughter. When their son-in-law’s airship is shot down over Germany with their daughter inside, Janni and Jack storm Berlin, finding a city that they didn’t expect. It’s not a Nazi driven Berlin (even though Nazis are there.) It’s the Berlin straight out of Metropolis and the imagination of Fritz Lang. Swiftly realizing that it’s all a »
- Scott Cederlund
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 27, 2014
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95
In this American cinema classic, John Wayne (True Grit) found one of his greatest roles as an embittered, tyrannical Texas rancher whose tensions with his independent-minded adopted son, played by Montgomery Clift (From Here to Eternity) in a breakout performance, reach epic proportions during a cattle drive to Missouri, which is based on a real-life late nineteenth-century expedition.
Yet Hawks is less interested in historical accuracy than in tweaking the codes of masculinity that propel the myths of the American West. The unerringly macho Wayne and the neurotic, boyish Clift make for an improbably perfect pair, »
Next month is the 86th Academy Awards ceremony but ever since sentimental fighter pilot movie Wings beat F.W. Murnau’s still lauded Sunrise to the inaugural big prize, there has been a general feeling that the Best Picture Oscar doesn’t really represent the year’s best film at all. The Academy has a reputation for picking safe “prestige” dramas over anything original, innovative, stylised or genre films.
This is nothing new. The 14th ceremony in 1942 gave the top award to worthy Americanised Welsh mine drama How Green Was My Valley, despite the other nominees including the hugely innovative and influential (not to mention far more entertaining) Maltese Falcon and Citizen Kane.
In the 84 Oscar ceremonies between Wings’ first win and the triumph of 12 Years a Slave, Gravity or The Wolf of Wall Street this year, there have been bafflingly undeserved winners (Driving Miss Daisy in 1990), good »
- Jack Gann
So, we’ve arrived at the top 20, slowly creeping toward those films that are exactly what a romantic comedy should be. We’ve seen films that fall into the category, but lean more toward other genres. We’ve seen romantic films that are funny enough to be comedies, but don’t entirely represent the spirit of the rom-com, despite being brilliant films. Now, we form a clearer picture of what a romantic comedy is. Not all of the films in this section are necessarily “good,” but they’re all iconic, definitive romantic comedies (hence their inclusion). Memorability does not necessarily come partnered with quality. It means right place, right time.
courtesy of totalfilm.com
20. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- Joshua Gaul
Quentin Tarantino ‘The Hateful Eight’ screenplay leak Quentin Tarantino will no longer be making the Western The Hateful Eight. Why not? Well, Tarantino claims he sent out the film’s screenplay to a group of six people, one of whom allegedly showed it to his agent, who then showed it to other agents, who then began calling Tarantino’s agent Mike Simpson, asking him to cast their clients in the film. (Photo: The Hateful Eight screenwriter Quentin Tarantino.) “I’m very, very depressed,” Tarantino was quoted as saying at Deadline.com, which first broke The Hateful Eight Screenplay Leak story on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. “I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn’t mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now. I gave it to six people, and apparently it’s gotten out today.” Now, before they begin flailing and wailing, Quentin Tarantino fans should be »
- Zac Gille
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