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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar

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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar
Just as Oscar voters rewarded Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and many others for roles that demanded body-shifting training or weight change, they also lean into performers who limit their mobility or twist themselves under duress. Perhaps the most infamous example is Daniel Day Lewis’s shoot-long stint in a wheelchair as cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown in “My Left Foot,” which earned Lewis his first Oscar and cost him two broken ribs.

Eddie Redmayne could barely articulate his dialogue as Als survivor Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” and took home the 2015 Oscar. Mental hardship counts, too: Tom Hanks won as a mentally disabled hero in “Forrest Gump” and Julianne Moore won as an early-onset Alzheimer’s victim in “Still Alice.”

Now, joining a rather weak Best Actor field so far, here’s Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, the 2013 Boston marathon survivor
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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar

‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar
Just as Oscar voters rewarded Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and many others for roles that demanded body-shifting training or weight change, they also lean into performers who limit their mobility or twist themselves under duress. Perhaps the most infamous example is Daniel Day Lewis’s shoot-long stint in a wheelchair as cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown in “My Left Foot,” which earned Lewis his first Oscar and cost him two broken ribs.

Eddie Redmayne could barely articulate his dialogue as Als survivor Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” and took home the 2015 Oscar. Mental hardship counts, too: Tom Hanks won as a mentally disabled hero in “Forrest Gump” and Julianne Moore won as an early-onset Alzheimer’s victim in “Still Alice.”

Now, joining a rather weak Best Actor field so far, here’s Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, the 2013 Boston marathon survivor
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Brian De Palma Retrospective Set for Turin Film Festival

Brian De Palma Retrospective Set for Turin Film Festival
The Turin Film Festival will host the first full Brian de Palma Retrospective in Italy at its upcoming festival. Curated by festival director Emanuela Martini, the retrospective will feature not just the complete feature films of De Palma, but also his short films, documentaries and video clips.

De Palma, born in New Jersey to parents of Apulian origins, is known for a number of iconic films, including Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), Carlito’s Way (1993), Mission: Impossible (1996) among many others.

He has been honored with a Berlin Silver Bear for...
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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far

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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far
It stormed the box office in September 2017, smashing box office records, pleasing critics, and quickly washing away the bad taste of so many poorly wrought Stephen King adaptations like the current of a suburban neighborhood sewer. Move over Ernest Hemmingway! Beat it Dr. Seuss! The Stephen King adaptation is a hot commodity in Hollywood once again.

Sure, those aforementioned authors have had their books adapted less than half as many times as the works of Stephen King. With so many adapted works from the same prolific storyteller, many of them are sure to be bad. And that is the case with Stephen King. If you grew up in the 80s, you might even remember that a Stephen King movie was not anticipated with the kind of must-see attitude of today's audiences. Many laughed off the notion, believing that if it was a Stephen King movie, it must be bad.

But as It reminded audiences,
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Allan Ungar Back in Action with Decoy

Director Allan Ungar might have found his next big actioner in Decoy, a project with some compelling star power in Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy), Andy Garcia (The Untouchables) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf). Written by David Benullo, the story centers on an identity thief who becomes hunted by the Nsa after he steals the identity of a wanted man. The script was featured on the 2014 Hit List which tracks well-liked, unproduced work. Ungar's last film was the raucous 80s throwback Gridlocked, which channeled the fun of buddy cop films like Lethal Weapon and The Hard Way. That film starred Dominic Purcell, Stephen Lang and Danny Glover and is available on Netflix. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on the film and the fact...

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Five Movies You Totally Forgot Sean Connery Was In

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Scottish actor Sean Connery is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the character James Bond. He appeared in the franchise for seven films, the first in 1962, and the last in 1988. He’s also gained in popularity for his amazing acting skills in “The Untouchables,” (1987), with Kevin Costner and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (2003) with a star studded cast. Many fans were thrilled of his portrayal of Dr. Henry Jones, opposite of Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones films. His role as the ultimate in sexy and savvy James Bond has overshadowed most of his other characters

Five Movies You Totally Forgot Sean Connery Was In
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Fox to Release NYPD Thriller ‘The Force’ in March 2019

Fox to Release NYPD Thriller ‘The Force’ in March 2019
Fox has set a March 1, 2019, release date for police thriller “The Force,” with “Logan” director James Mangold helming.

The project is based on Don Winslow’s novel “The Force” about corrupt NYPD officers. Fox bought movie rights last year to the crime thriller and set it up with Ridley Scott to produce through his Fox-based Scott Free company along with Michael Schaefer and Shane Salerno.

HarperCollins Publishers’ imprint William Morrow is releasing the novel, which centers on a corrupt sergeant at the NYPD’s most elite crime-fighting unit who must choose between his family, his partners, and his life.
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David Mamet to adapt The Force for James Mangold

Back in March it was announced that director James Mangold is set to follow up this year’s critically acclaimed superhero blockbuster Logan with an adaptation of Don Winslow’s latest novel The Force, and now Deadline is reporting that David Mamet (The Untouchables, Wag the Dog) is in talks to pen the script.

The official description for The Force, released in bookstores this week, reads:

Our ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn’t true…

All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop.

He is “the King of Manhattan North,” a, highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of “Da Force.” Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he’s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He’s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean—including Malone himself.

What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city’s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all.

In addition to The Force, Winslow’s novel The Cartel is also heading to the big screen, with Ridley Scott attached to direct. Scott meanwhile is also serving as a producer on The Force through his Scott Free banner.
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Blu-ray Review: Serial Mom Collector’s Edition

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Is Serial Mom John Waters’ best movie?

On the bonus features of the new Scream Factory Blu-ray, the legendary writer/director says that it is. And who am I to disagree? While I think Hairspray is still his most commercially accessible film—there’s a reason it was turned into a hit broadway musical, then adapted for both the big and small screen—Serial Mom is, like Brian De Palma’s adaptation of The Untouchables, a brilliant marriage of a commercial aesthetic and the filmmaker’s true voice. It’s a movie that can appeal to everyone while still being very much a John Waters movie, and for that alone it must be considered a huge success.

Kathleen Turner plays Beverly Sutphin, an idealized 1950s-style housewife with the perfect American family: her husband (Sam Waterston) is a successful dentist and her two teenage kids (Matthew Lillard and Ricki Lake) are happy and well-adjusted.
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Critic's Notebook: 'The Untouchables' 30 Years Later

Critic's Notebook: 'The Untouchables' 30 Years Later
When I first saw The Untouchables as a teenager, I had never heard of Sergei Eisenstein or the Odessa Steps sequence that Brian De Palma masterfully cannibalized for the film's Union Station set-piece shootout. I knew serious actors sometimes transformed their bodies for a part, but never realized — until reading that Robert De Niro wore silk boxers to help identify with Al Capone — the lengths some went with preparations the audience would never see. And I'd never heard of its screenwriter, David Mamet, whose voice I'd soon encounter in both the plays others turned into movies (Glengarry Glen...
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The Local Scene: The Untouchables mythologized a city the Chicago way

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This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Brian De Palma’s spirited and sweeping Prohibition gangster movie The Untouchables—a great crowd-pleaser that is just as well remembered for its two-fisted turns of phrase (courtesy of screenwriter David Mamet) and its stylized artistic flourishes. Not the least of these flourishes is the way the film uses the imposing architecture of The A.V. Club’s home base, Chicago. For this inaugural edition of The Local Scene, editor Sean O’Neal and film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky visit some of the movie’s iconic downtown filming locations to discuss how The Untouchables uses the city to create an operatic backdrop for the conflict between the straight-arrow lawman Eliot Ness and the despotic gangster Al Capone, and drop into the office of official city historian Tim Samuelson to talk about the real men behind the myth.
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'The Untouchables': THR's 1987 Review

On June 3, 1987, director Brian De Palma released The Untouchables, based on the true story of how Treasury agent Eliot Ness brought down notorious Chicago mobster Al Capone. Written by David Mamet and starring Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia and Sean Connery (who won an Oscar — his only one — for his role), the film was a critical and commercial success. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below.

Four police chiefs, three district attorneys, a wad of grand juries couldn't bring Al Capone down. It took a green government graysuit named Eliot Ness to put him...
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How Roger Moore Made the Role of James Bond His Own

How Roger Moore Made the Role of James Bond His Own
Few actors have come across quite so invincible onscreen as Roger Moore, the James Bond star who dodged death by sharks (“Live and Let Die”), yo-yo buzzsaw (“Octopussy”), space lasers (“Moonraker”) and a demented Christopher Walken (“A View to a Kill”), barely so much as creasing his tuxedo in the process.

Moore played 007 in seven movies over the course of a dozen years, dodging more bullets — golden and otherwise — than we could possibly count. But sooner or later, fate was sure to catch up with the debonair star. All men are mortal, of course, but not so Bond, who’s been saving the world since 1962 (“Dr. No”), and with his passing, Moore became the first big-screen Bond to leave us.

He was actually the third star to play the part, taking over the role from Sean Connery in 1973, and unlike Australian model George Lazenby (who played 007 just once, in “On
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Kevin Costner to Star in Paramount Network Series ‘Yellowstone’

Kevin Costner to Star in Paramount Network Series ‘Yellowstone’
Kevin Costner will star in the upcoming Paramount Network series “Yellowstone,” Variety has learned.

Yellowstone” tells the story of the fictional Dutton family, which owns the largest contiguous ranch in the United States — a piece of property that borders Yellowstone National Park and puts the family in constant conflict with a wide range of rivals. The 10-episode first season is slated to go into production this fall and premiere in summer, 2018. Costner will star as family patriarch John Dutton.

The role will mark Costner’s first regular role on a television series in his long and storied career, but he did previously win an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in the History miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys.” On the film side, Costner won the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director in 1991 for “Dances with Wolves.” He is also known for roles in hit films like “The Untouchables,” “JFK
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Brian De Palma to Helm ‘Domino,’ Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Christina Hendricks

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Brian De Palma to Helm ‘Domino,’ Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Christina Hendricks
Iconic director Brian De Palma is on board to helm ‘Domino,’ a thriller written by Norwegian scribe Petter Skavlan (“Kon-Tiki”), with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Christina Hendricks set to star. According to Variety, production on the film is set to start in the summer.

Read More: Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma’s Films Get Side-by-Side Comparison in Video Essay – Watch

Domino” follows a Danish cop (Coster-Waldau) who, with the help of a fellow police officer (Hendricks), sets out to track down his partner’s killer in Copenhagen. The film is being produced by Michel Schønnemann for Schønne Film in Denmark. Antonio Perez Perez of Maestranza in Spain and Jaqueline de Gooeij of Zilvermeer in Belgium are co-producers.

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During his six-decade career, De Palma has helmed a long list of acclaimed films such as “Scarface,” “Mission: Impossible,” “The Untouchables,” and “Carlito’s Way.”

“I
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Brian De Palma directing new Christina Hendricks thriller

Don Kaye May 5, 2017

Mad Men star Christina Hendricks will play a cop in legendary director Brian De Palma's latest outing...

Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame is set to star in Domino, a new thriller from director Brian De Palma (that's nothing to do with the Tony Scott movie of the same name). According to The Wrap, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones will co-star in the film.

The pair will play Danish cops who are on the hunt for the person who murdered Coster-Waldau's partner. What they don't know is that their chief suspect is an American CIA agent in pursuit of an Isis terror cell.

The movie does not have a distributor yet but will head to the film market at this year's Cannes Film Festival in search of backing.

Hendricks was recently seen in Fist Fight and Bad Santa 2 -- two projects that she's probably
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Christina Hendricks & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to lead Brian De Palma's Domino

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Although it's been some time since Brian De Palma last hit it out of the park, I always keep my fingers crossed for a return of the director who brought us Carrie, Scarface and The Untouchables. Financing for Brian De Palma's latest has wrapped up and will be introduced to buyers later this month at Cannes. THR reports that Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Nikolaj... Read More...
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Brian De Palma Returns To Directing With Thriller Starring Nicolaj Coster-Waldau From ‘Game Of Thrones’

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Not all that long ago, Brian De Palma was a bankable A-list helmer, with hits like “Scarface,” “The Untouchables” and “Mission: Impossible” under his belt. But the last ten years have been a bit rough for the filmmaker: he’s only made two movies, the semi-experimental “Redacted,” which won the Golden Lion at Venice but proved divisive in the extreme with critics, and the little-seen Rachel McAdams thriller “Passion.”

The latter was five years ago, but De Palma’s been talked about in his absence from filmmaking, thanks to the patronage of younger filmmakers who grew up on his work, like Edgar Wright who frequently sings his praises, and Noah Baumbach, who made last year’s excellent documentary “De Palma” about the helmer and his work.

Continue reading Brian De Palma Returns To Directing With Thriller Starring Nicolaj Coster-Waldau From ‘Game Of Thrones’ at The Playlist.
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Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV shows

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Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsStar Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsJenny Bullough4/17/2017 10:01:00 Am With the movie adaptation of the classic 80s TV show CHiPs out in theatres now, and the Baywatch movie just around the corner, we’ve been thinking about the classic and beloved TV series that have been reborn on the big screen as movies (and sometimes even movie franchises)! Not all of these movies ended up as critically-acclaimed award winners, but frankly, we love them anyway. There’s just something sweetly nostalgic about seeing a TV show you loved when you were younger, or even an older TV show that you missed out on, reimagined for the movie screen. Here’s our list of the top ten TV shows adapted into movies: 10: The Brady Bunch Movie How do you adapt
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Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV shows

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Star Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsStar Trek, Serenity, Muppets and more: our favourite movie adaptations of TV showsJenny Bullough4/17/2017 10:01:00 Am With the movie adaptation of the classic 80s TV show CHiPs out in theatres now, and the Baywatch movie just around the corner, we’ve been thinking about the classic and beloved TV series that have been reborn on the big screen as movies (and sometimes even movie franchises)! Not all of these movies ended up as critically-acclaimed award winners, but frankly, we love them anyway. There’s just something sweetly nostalgic about seeing a TV show you loved when you were younger, or even an older TV show that you missed out on, reimagined for the movie screen. Here’s our list of the top ten TV shows adapted into movies: 10: The Brady Bunch Movie How do you adapt
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