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Every Monday until the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, EW is celebrating a great success story from independent film’s most prestigious showcase. So far, we’ve revisited Lee Daniel’s Precious , Courtney Hunt’s Frozen River, Greg Mottola’s Adventureland, Today, we look back at Don Jon, the 2013 film from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The Sundance Film Festival is the place first-time directors aspire to go in order to be discovered. But sometimes, a rookie filmmaker arrives in Utah with a certain amount of fame already to his credit. Take Joseph Gordon-Levitt, for example, who premiered his first feature, then-titled Don Jon’s Addiction, »
- Jeff Labrecque
It’s fitting that Brad Pitt’s first-ever role was in a movie called Hunk. For the better part of the 1990s, Pitt fit the hunky bill, with his long-flowing locks in Legends of the Fall and romancing Geena Davis in Thelma & Louise, his breakout film role.
Pitt has always made creative choices, even in the early days of his fame by mixing mainstream turns in A River Runs Through It with the edgy Kalifornia and dark True Romance. He’s an actor who has continued to make bold choices both in front of the camera as an actor and behind-the-scenes as a producer.
His latest role puts him on screen opposite Michael Fassbender in the star-studded Ridley Scott drama The Counselor. As womanizing and charismatic middleman Westray, the role is just the latest in a long line of Pitt’s nearly thirty-year career.
Hit the jump to cast your »
- Rachel West
By now you've heard that Fifty Shades of Grey has cast a super-hot brother for Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey! That's right, hunky True Blood actor Luke Grimes, 29, will star as Elliot Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of E.L. James' sexy novel. And while we couldn't be more excited to see Dornan and Grimes look all kinds of hot and sexy in the Grey movie, the two actors definitely aren't the first pair of steamy star to play onscreen brothers. Check out 12 more of the famously hunky TV and movie actors who starred as bros. 12. Brad Pitt & Craig Sheffer: The 1992 film A River Runs Through It tells the story of two young guys who reunite after one goes to college to find that »
"Fly fishing is a constantly repeating series of occasions for hope," says retired Colonel Eric Hastings, a Vietnam combat Marine who founded the group Warriors and Quiet Waters. Hastings, anxious to share what was his only solace coming home, plucks veterans from rehab and takes them to A River Runs Through It country to learn to catch and release river trout. The documentary Not Yet Begun to Fight yields little beauty, and there are no women or people of color among the five veterans it follows. Yet it stuns, and what's missing doesn't compare to what it shares. Its title comes from the tattoo of a burly wounded soldier whose brain damage has reduced his speech to guttural sounds. We witness ruin inflicted by wars that for a decade haven't scratched the surface »
Before he was the writer-director-star of Don Jon, or the do-it-yourself impresario behind hitRECord.org, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was a kid actor. For the current Entertainment Weekly cover story, we talked with the one person who vividly remembers those early jobs — his mom.
The kid’s first job was so miserable his mother doubted there would be many more. After enduring months of auditions in 1987, 6-and-a-half-year-old Joseph Gordon-Levitt had finally landed a TV commercial for Sunny Jim peanut butter. “It was a cute Little Rascals kind of set,” Jane Gordon recalls. “The children were dressed in 1920s clothes, sitting on this log under a big tree, »
- Anthony Breznican
If "Thelma & Louise" hadn't driven off the edge of the Grand Canyon back in 1991, this is what they'd look like today!The two title stars of the classic flick reunited at Heifer International's Beyond Hunger: A Place At The Table gala at Montage Beverly Hills, 22 years after the movie's release. And we gotta say, they both look pretty great!Geena Davis, 57, towered over 66-year-old Susan Sarandon at the event, where they posed for photos together on the red carpet.While it's great to see these two together again, we kinda wish Brad Pitt was there too. The film was one of the actor's first big breaks in the biz and would go on to star in "A River Runs Through It" the following year.Check out the gallery above to see how everyone else in the cast has aged -- who do you think looks the best? Read more »
- tooFab Staff
The Dinard British Film Festival has announced its full line-up of British films and the jury who will judge this year’s competition section.
As well as more than 30 British films being screened from Oct 2-6, programmed by festival director Hussam Hindi for festival president Sylvie Mallet, the festival will celebrate the work of director of photography Phillippe Rousselot and the films of acclaimed actor Toby Jones.
As previously announced, professional footballer-turned-actor Eric Cantona will be the jury president. Jury members from France and the UK include:
The films in competition for the Golden Hitchcock Award, which the jury will consider, include:
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Mexican director Luis Mandoki has boarded Vietnam War indie drama “The Don Dawson Story” with plans to start lensing early next year.
Story is triggered by the 1964 disappearance of U.S. Army pilot Daniel Dawson’s L-19 surveillance plane in the Vietnam jungles. Three weeks later, his younger brother Don left his job, family and friends, emptied his bank account and traveled to Vietnam to find his brother.
Don Dawson spent the next eight months in Vietnam, including four as a Pow, but wasn’t able to locate his brother.
- Dave McNary
The Us is full of iconic filming locations … ideal for a road trip. From Alaska to Texas here are 10 of our favourite movie sights
The Lake House (2006)
So many Chicago hotspots were showcased in this movie – the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, Michigan Avenue, Grant Park, the bridges over the Chicago river. One scene takes Kate (Sandra Bullock) on a walking tour, past stunning examples of local architecture. Christopher Plummer, who plays Alex's (Keanu Reeves) architect father, has one of my favourite lines. He says the most important quality in architecture is "always the light. Always." Take an architecture tour for your own light-filled experience.
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
The scenes in this movie that were filmed in Belltown, Pioneer Square and the Roosevelt Hotel all pull you into this great Pacific Northwest city. »
- Salena Lettera
Exclusive: Legendary Pictures has closed a deal with Sean O’Keefe to adapt The Esperanza Fire, based on the John Maclean book about a wildland fire started by an arsonist that killed a tightly knit forest service engine crew that bravely battled the blaze. Maclean, the son of A River Runs Through It author Norman Maclean, was an investigative journalist for the Chicago Tribune who has written several books around wildfire disasters. This one described the equivalent of ‘The Perfect Storm’ of wildland blazes. The firefighters who perished were pillars of their community, which was devastated by their deaths. An “area ignition” that took the lives of the men resulted in the first conviction of a wildland arsonist for first-degree murder and the death penalty. O’Keefe wrote the Black List script The Paperman, which is in development with producer Joe Roth, as well as Riders On The Storm at Fox. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
At the movies the past is merely a digest of recognisable tropes, offering the comforts of home – like some bad cruise liner
The Lone Ranger begins with a scene in which Tonto (Johnny Depp), now 100 years old and making a living at a traveling wild west show in San Francisco, runs into a little boy dressed as the Lone Ranger and decides to tell him the real story.
The film's producers might as well have held up a big sign outside the theatre that says: "We are worried about the fading demographic appeal of this story to the eight-year-old at whom our merchandisers say we must direct our film." Smelling fear as swiftly as a pack of wolves, the critics have pounced.
"Indigestible swill," said Screen Daily. "A catastrophe of tone," judged HitFix. "Delivers all the energy and spectacle audiences have come to expect from a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but »
- Tom Shone
Eighteen years ago, film composer and jazz artist Mark Isham (“Crash,” “42″) was writing music in his Benedict Canyon garage. When he and his wife Donna went looking for property that would provide them with an upgrade in space, having room to construct a comfortable studio was also on the checklist.
They found the ideal location — a green, hilly two-acre parcel that already boasted a house, guest house and horse stables — in Hidden Hills in the western San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles. It was less expensive to build a new studio than convert the stables, Isham discovered. Wet Dog Studios, named for their late, beloved golden retriever, who loved to do laps in the pool, was finished and opened in 1997.
Comfort is a high priority, not only because Isham does all of his writing and some of his recording here, but also because directors and producers frequently visit to preview scores in progress. »
- Jon Burlingame
By Melissa Thompson and Michelle McCue
First man ever to be named “Sexiest Man Alive” twice by People Magazine (1994 and 2000), thrice nominated for acting Oscars for Moneyball, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Twelve Monkeys, producer of The Tree Of Life and The Departed, and family man to the children he shares with actress Angelina Jolie, versatile actor Brad Pitt latest endeavor is this week’s wildly anticipated World War Z.
Starring in, as well as producing Wwz, Pitt’s other starring vehicles have ranged from Greek hero Achilles in Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy to George Clooney’s forever-eating friend Rusty Ryan in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’S 11, as well as superhero “Metro Man” in the animated Megamind and Death in Meet Joe Black.
Gee-whiz, we even have a soft spot for his dead-beat – “Don’t condescend me, man” – Floyd in True Romance.
Presently Pitt is working on his next project, »
- Movie Geeks
• Kristen Stewart is lining up more projects for life after Twilight. She has signed onto two indie films that will shoot this summer, political drama Camp X-Ray and the Olivier Assayas-directed film Sils Maria. In Camp X-Ray, Stewart will play a young soldier who escapes her small town by joining the military, and, instead of getting a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped, she ends up being sent to Guantanamo, where she encounters abuse and hatred from her superiors. For Sils Maria, Stewart joins Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) and star Juliette Binoche (Chocolat) in the film about »
- Emily Rome
Cannes – Kristin Scott Thomas and Uma Thurman celebrated Oscar-winner Philippe Rousselot for being awarded the first annual Pierre Angenieux Excellens in Cinematography Honor. "It’s not just me being honored, but all cinematographers," Rousselot tells The Hollywood Reporter at the beachside dinner ceremony. "I’ll take it for everyone." The Oscar and Cesar-winner is known for his work on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sherlock Holmes and Lions for Lambs. He worked with Thurman on Dangerous Liaisons (1998) and Henry & June (1990), and with Scott Thomas on Random Hearts (1999). He won an Oscar for 1992's A River Runs Through It and was also a member of the Cannes Film Festival jury in 1995. Cannes:
- Rhonda Richford
An insider's look into La's notorious police department, the Peabody Award-winning Southland follows the complex lives of the dedicated patrol officers and detectives as they struggle to protect the innocent and remain righteous amid the iniquities of the criminals around them. Marshaling felons, victims and a city seething with corruption and danger, Southland presents a glimpse into the professional and private lives of the Lapd unlike any other. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will release Southland: The Complete Fifth & Final Season on DVD August 13, 2013. This 2-disc DVD release contains all 10 explosive episodes from Season 5 and behind-the-scenes bonus content. The DVD is available to own for $39.98 Srp.
In the fifth and final season of this critically acclaimed series, Officers Cooper, Sherman and Bryant, as well as Detective Adams, face some of their toughest personal and professional challenges yet. A dominatrix in overdrive. A case of infanticide. A Robin Hood bank robber. »
With summer fast approaching and schools across the nation about to let out, many kids and teens look forward to freedom. However, some schools won't let anyone enjoy there summer and assign dreaded reading lists. So in celebration of The Great Gatsby*, here are the five best movies to give you an assist in getting through this summer's required reading.
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann and star Leonardo Dicaprio are no strangers to adapting old literature and plays. Case in point, their modern retelling of the play "Romeo and Juliet." Sure, you could watch the 40's or 70's version for "historical accuracy," but who wants that? Instead go with Romeo + Juliet. Is it good? No. Is entertainingly insane? Yes. In the reports though, you might want to avoid mentioning the "gang wars."
Probably the most boring book (technically a novella) I »
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New York – Earlier this week we sat down with Robert Redford to discuss his latest film, "The Company You Keep," which is opening in NY and La tomorrow (April 5). The movie is Redford's ninth as a director, but only the fourth in which he has both directed and appeared (if you count an uncredited narrator role in "A River Runs Through it"). It is, perhaps, therefore no surprise that when we spoke to him his mind was squarely on this film and not any potential appearances in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" down the line. However, we did still »
- Josh Lasser
Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. “42″ tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and trailblazing Brooklyn Dodgers Gm Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. From Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”) comes the real-life drama “42,” starring Chadwick Boseman (“The Express”) as Jackie Robinson and Oscar® nominee Harrison Ford (“Witness”) as Branch Rickey. In 1947, Branch Rickey put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing blatant racism from every side, even his own team, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, »
- Josh Abraham
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