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On Tuesday afternoon the Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, Nick Clegg gave the Mahurat shot of Onir's Hamlet adaptation Veda. Curiously the event , attended by Onir dear friends Juhi Chawla and Sanjay Suri, was held at the Taj hotel in Colaba where the dastardly 26/11 attacks had happened. In fact the Mahurat shot was taken in one of the rooms that was under terror attack. Nick Clegg had never before attended any Bollywood event and was quite fascinated by the proceedings. Says Veda's producer Bhavna Talwar, "It was an exceptional honour to have the honourable Deputy Prime Minister of the UK at our Mahurat. I suppose the fact that we are doing an adaptation of Shakespeare must have influenced his decision to be at the event." Clegg who hobnobbed with Veda director Onir, producer Bhavna Talwar and Juhi Chawla said, "Amid the colour, the drama and the spectacle of Bollywood, »
First came Disney Infinity 1.0 with the assorted characters from Disney's animated and live-action film vaults. Next month comes the release of Disney Infinity 2.0 which adds various Marvel superhero characters to its roster.
Speaking with Newsarama, Avalanche Software CEO John Blackburn and Infinity executive producer John Vignocchi dropped big hints that not only will it happen, but it will likely be sometime next year.
The pair were teasing the interviewer about future developments for the game with Blackburn saying "I like your other tease better. We can talk about the future, but that's far, far away" and Vignocchi adding "2015 is not so far, far away anymore, is it?" with the emphasis on the 'far, far away' wording - the same phrasing »
- Garth Franklin
The Unpopular Opinion is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer Hated, but that the majority of film fans Loved, or that the writer Loved, but that most others Loathed. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****Some Spoilers Ensue**** Almost a year ago, I defended Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace as a good movie and a worthy chapter in the Star Wars saga. Now, I am back to so the same »
- Alex Maidy
Luke Owen with his top five movies of the summer…
Celebrating 60 years of destruction, the King of the Monsters made his return to the big screen in this American reboot to the classic series. Godzilla saw Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as a husband and wife duo who are trying to reunite after The Big G shows up and starts tearing through cities chasing after alien-like creature M.U.T.O.
Director Gareth Edwards clearly loved the classic Godzilla movies from the character’s 50s and 60s heydays as the movie was a call back to those films. It had a slow, methodical pace and it focused on the human characters and their dramas while Godzilla fought in the background as the ever looming presence and metaphor for nuclear war. Sadly, the movie only takes our fifth spot here as the human element (including »
- Gary Collinson
Directors’ Trademarx is back! At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. To kick things off again, we examine the trademark style and calling signs of Steven Spielberg as director.
No director is as well known, nor has had as much success in Hollywood as Steven Spielberg. He invented a style of filmmaking that audiences ate up in the 1980’s, single-handedly invented the modern blockbuster, and was influential in helping George Lucas make Star Wars. From a young age, Spielberg was fascinated by theater and film. In his teens, he used an 8mm camera to film movies with his friends. Later, he became an intern at Universal Studios, and the rest is history.
Spielberg’s career started small. First he directed segments of TV shows, and then later entire episodes. His success convinced the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Exclusive: Joe Johnston has signed with Paradigm, reuniting the filmmaker with his longtime reps Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer. The writer-director moves from Wme, where he signed in March as Kanter and Spencer were leaving Resolution. He worked with Kanter for years at CAA and then left to join the dealmaker at Resolution, where it didn’t work out. The prolific writer-director is quite a catch for Paradigm; Johnston’s hits include Captain America: The First Avenger, October Sky, Jurassic Park III, Jumanji and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. He stepped up to direct after winning an Oscar for Visual Effects for his work on Raiders Of The Lost Ark and also did the visual effects on such blockbusters as the original Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, and The Rocketeer.
- Mike Fleming Jr
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Propane Busters t-shirt […]
- Peter Sciretta
Okay, so as I said yesterday, we usually try to focus on entertainment news and avoid celebrity stories, but the Star Wars Episode 7 cast and crew taking the Als Ice Bucket Challenge felt entertainment news-worthy enough to feature on the site. I honestly thought that was the last of those videos we’d feature on /Film […]
The post Watch Henry Cavill Take The Ice Bucket Challenge In His Superman Suit appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
It seems all of the video gamers I know are very excited for the Oculus Rift virtual reality helmet gaming system. Sixense has released a video demo showing their new wireless motion system called Stem System that works with the Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2. The new demo shows a Star Wars oculus rift lightsaber […]
The post Watch: Star Wars Oculus Rift Game Lightsaber Motion Tracking Demo appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
As usual, Ridley Scott is juggling five thousand projects at once. He's currently wrapping up "Exodus: Gods And Kings" for release later this year, and this fall he'll begin rolling on the sci-fi film "The Martian" starring Matt Damon. But what about the long developing sequels to "Blade Runner" and "Prometheus"? Well, Scott promises both are coming, and he says that at least from a writing standpoint, they are ready to go. “It’s written and it’s damn good,” Scott told EW about "Blade Runner: Title To Be Determined." “Of course it involves Harrison [Ford], who is a survivor after all these years, despite the accident. So yes, that will happen.” That being said, Ford's involvement isn't confirmed by, at least not officially, but we suppose if the actor is willing to come back for "Star Wars," he will do anything. He's been rumored to participate in the movie for »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Initially looking like it was treading water before the real big hitters (Star Wars Episode VII, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Bond 24 and the return of Pixar) arrive in 2015, the blockbuster season of 2014 has proven to be one of the most exciting in recent memory. There’s been some duds sure, but for the most part this year has proven that just because a movie comes out in the middle of summer doesn’t mean it’s going to be uncreative.
On top of the usual entertaining set pieces (Days Of Future Past’s Quicksilver leaves Marvel’s version with a very hard act to follow) and a increasing prominence of humour (Guardians Of The Galaxy proves not every film needs to treat itself like The Dark Knight), this summer’s films have boasted some genuinely shocking moments that we didn’t see coming.
Some went for twists that didn »
- Alex Leadbeater
Safe to say Bill Hader is not a Belieber.
In the new edition of "Live From New York: An Uncensored History Of Saturday Night Live," written by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, Hader doesn't hold back when talking about his experience working with the 20-year-old "Baby" singer.
"I really didn't enjoy having Justin Bieber around," he said, via The New York Post. "He's the only one who lived up to the reputation. I think that's the only time I felt that way in eight years."
Photos: Justin Bieber's Biggest Celeb Beefs
"Bieber wasn't too upset by my impression of him. But he wasn't pleased," she shared.
This isn't the first time Hader, 36, has expressed his dislike of the Biebs.
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When Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes was first announced, forward lookers put two and two together to surmise that 2015 and the Disney Infinity 3.0 edition stood a reasonable chance of being aligned to Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Episode VII, coming to theaters in December 2015. This was especially true considering Yoda's lightsaber made an appearance in the original Disney Infinity as a reward for unlocking every character in the game.
Disney Infinity 3.0 paying a visit to a galaxy far, far away is now a little more real following a rather blatant tease by Disney Interactive executives John Blackburn and John Vignocchi. In speaking with Newsarama at the recent Toy Box Summit gathering in Salt Lake City, Utah, the pair ended the conversation with the following Disney Infinity Star Wars tease about what's to come:
Nrama: Very cool! I like to end things on a tease, so is there something you're excited about, maybe a little down the road? »
From lightsabers to Darth Vader's mask to quotable lines ("Use the Force!"), few movies are as hugely iconic as the original Star Wars trilogy. But new video has just revealed that one of the most memorably elements of the sci-fi fantasy was nearly cut from the films completely, that'd be the voice of Yoda. Giant Freakin Robot has tipped us to an interview with legendary puppeteer and moviemaker Frank Oz, in which he confesses that George Lucas fought hard to get anyone but Oz to voice the pint-sized Jedi master in 1980's Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. Oz recalls: "George didn't want my voice in the beginning. I gave him a (demo) tape. He said, 'No thank you.' And in post-production for about a year I heard that he was auditioning voices for Yoda. He had no intention of using me for the voice. Then »
Ridley Scott continues to kick ass as a director and is prepping for the release of his next film project Exodus: Gods and Kings, which comes out in December. He's also started developing his next movie, The Martian, which stars Matt Damon. After that, Scott has two sequels in the pipeline — Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2.
During a recent interview with EW, the director opened up about both of those sequels, revealing that the script for the Blade Runner 2 has been completed and seeming convinced that Harrison Ford will be back and that the sequel will happen.
"It's written and it's damn good. Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years - despite the accident (referring to Ford's Star Wars injury). So yes, that will happen."
Scott also revealed that he will probably start working on the film after The Martian. That really doesn't leave »
- Joey Paur
"It's written and it's damn good," he told Entertainment Weekly.
"Of course it involves Harrison [Ford], who is a survivor after all these years - despite the accident," he added, referring to Ford's Star Wars injury. "So yes, that will happen."
"That's the problem," he said. "I've got a lot of ducks in a row. But they're all written."
Scott's next release will be Exodus: Gods and Kings, which will be released on December 12 in the Us and December 26 in the UK. Watch a trailer for the film below: »
Opening with archival footage of Drew Struzan painting the original poster for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, tells the life-story of an artist that as iconic to my generation as the films themselves. An artist whose work actually graced more films that I imagined and an artist whose work has inspired a new generation of illustrators, even though the poster medium as Drew knew it, is dead.
Starting at the very beginning, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster tells the story of how Struzan who grew up with a family who didn’t love him, his struggles at art school and his early “poor starving artist” years in which he tried to develop his art and support his family. »
- Phil Wheat
Ridley Scott is nothing if not busy. The iconic director is currently putting the finishing touches to Exodus: Gods and Monsters starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, and then he'll be moving on to an adaptation of Andy Weir’s sci-fi novel, The Martian, which is set to star Matt Damon. But where does that leave these sequels to Blade Runner and Prometheus we've been promised? Well, according to Scott they're still happening, and Blade Runner 2 will probably be his next project after The Martian. “It’s written and it’s damn good,” Scott says of the planned sequel to his 1982 classic “Of course it involves Harrison [Ford], who is a survivor after all these years—despite the accident (referencing the actor's Star Wars set mishap). So yes, that will happen.” Ford has not officially signed on to star in the film yet, but if he's willing to revisit Han Solo »
The rise of YouTube and a handful of committed archivists/nostalgics means that almost any programme you grew up with can be remembered, found and rewatched in seconds. Conversations which used to end with fond, communal remembrances now finish two minutes into a YouTube video with rose-tinted bubbles burst and a shared sigh of disappointment. Make no mistake – this is a good thing.
The latest releases from the BFI, to coincide with their Wonders of Sci-Fi season, are two examples of the genuinely unsettling TV; both designed to educate, in very different ways. The Changes is a ten episode exercise in Luddite terror as a strange event causes people to turn against the electronic infrastructure built into everyday life. This is before Skynet and tablets for toddlers so, despite the sedate pace, this is as relevant today as ever.
It’s a challenging watch, the ubiquity of technology in our »
- Jon Lyus
The perceived wisdom is that George Lucas lost his goddamn mind sometime in the mid-nineties. Around about the time he decided to re-release his classic trilogy of Star Wars films, only with a load of added junk that nobody wanted, and some other tinkering that supposedly “ruined” a bunch of movies that were instrumental in the childhoods of the world’s adult nerds. Han shot first! CGI Jabba The Hutt! Other stuff we didn’t ask for! All of that should have been a warning sign for what was really coming up, however, as the re-releases heralded the production of a new Star Wars trilogy. Which everybody hated. And which was all put down to the poor filmmaking skill of one George Lucas.
That’s the accepted narrative of how the creator of Star Wars went from geek royalty to public enemy #1 almost overnight, right? Well, not overnight, but over a period of decades. »
- Tom Baker
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