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To celebrate the man who created so many characters we all desperate wished we could be growing up – and honestly still kind of wish we could be – we take a celebratory look at Harrison's seven greatest roles.
#7. Dr. Richard Kimble – The Fugitive
Ford plays a man wrongly convicted of his wife's murder who – due to random circumstance – escapes from custody in a frantic effort to find the real killer and clear his name. All the while, he's hunted down by Us Marshall Tommy Lee Jones, which would be terrifying for anyone.
Best Quote: "When I came home, there was a man in my house. I fought with this man. He had a mechanical arm. You find this man. You find this man."
#6. Bob Falfa – American Graffiti »
The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. The Giver is based on »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Australian director Phillip Noyce has been struggling to get his adaptation of American Pastoral off the ground for 11 years and counting. But it seems like at long last he's gearing up for production, having wrangled Ewan McGregor as his leading man. Coming Soon first snagged this curious bit of casting news while speaking with Phillip Noyce about his soon-to-open science-fiction drama The Giver, an adaptation of the Lois Lowry novel. Noyce, who has previously helmed such A-lister-fronted features as Angelina Jolie's Salt, Denzel Washington's The Bone Collector, and Harrison Ford's Clear and Present Danger, confessed that the inability to find the right actor for American Pastoral's lead role has been the main cause of its delays. However, with Ewan McGregor now on board, Noyce expects American Pastoral will roll into production by early 2015. American Pastoral will be based on the noteworthy novel by American author Philip Roth. »
Rick Rosenthal's military thriller Drones opens in cinemas and on iTunes and VOD on June 27. We have a clip to share with you. Though I have not seen the film yet, it would appear that Eloise Mumford's character, Sue Lawson, has become conflicted with her mission when through their observations their target is surrounded by family members. Sounds like that one scene in Clear and Present Danger played out for 82 minutes. And I am a bit perplexed by the poster as well. Because it looks like it was designed for a video game. Then that got me thinking because that is really what these soldiers are doing, playing an elaborate video game. Though the stakes are higher than a decent Kdr. ...
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Father's Day is this weekend, and in case you're still not sure what to get your dad for this annual holiday, we have a giveaway for the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD release of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit that might be right up your alley. Chris Pine stars as a young Jack Ryan, who is recruited by a CIA veteran (Kevin Costner) to uncover a terrorist plot against the United States in director Kenneth Branagh's action-thriller, based on the character created by beloved author Tom Clancy. One lucky grand prize winner will receive a Father's Day Prize Pack that includes a Blu-ray copy signed by director/star Kenneth Branagh, along with a tool kit, the Tom Clancy novel Command Authority, and The Jack Ryan Collection Blu-ray, which includes The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum Of All Fears. Our first prize winners »
You’d be forgiven for feeling a little weary with regard to young adult sci-fi literary adaptations making their way to the big screen. While once we were awash with angst-ridden vampires and werewolves, we are now adrift in a sea of teen dystopia, as studios attempt to capitalize on the success of The Hunger Games. But – though films like Ender’s Game, The Host and Divergent are all beginning to blur into one, long hormonal rebellion – don’t turn in your multiplex member’s card just yet. The legendary Jeff Bridges is about to shake things up with The Giver – a sci-fi film that has just debuted a great new trailer.
The Big Lebowski’s very own Dude produces and stars in this adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel of the same name, which was first published in 1993. It features a young boy named Jonas, who lives in a utopian society, »
- Sarah Myles
"When the elders need guidance, I provide wisdom, using memories of the past." Following the batch of character posters that featured just a stripe of color running through the black and white images of various characters from The Giver, the sci-fi adaptation gets shown off even more in the full theatrical trailer. The film seems to unfold as a science fiction sort of Pleasantville as the black and white world of Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is invaded by color, as he learns more about the all too ideal community in which he lives, thanks to the wisdom of Jeff Bridges, the titular guide and keeper of wisdom from the past. Watch! Here's the full trailer for Phillip Noyce's The Giver, originally from Yahoo: The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Saint, Catch a Fire, Salt) and adapted by newcomer Michael Mitnick. The haunting story, »
- Ethan Anderton
Usually June is associated with the first real month of summer -- a time to go out and frolic through the wilderness like a snowman that doesn't know any better. But it also gets really, really hot, which has people retreating to their local multiplex or, even better, their luxuriously air-conditioned living rooms. With that in mind, take a look at the television shows and movies that will be available on Netflix's steaming service come June (via Vulture).
Thought the snail-who-dreamed-of-being-a-racecar saga ended with last summer's DreamWorks Animated joint "Turbo?" Think again. Apparently there's a television spin-off. And you can watch it on Netflix. We also have to give it up for a pair of wonderful sequels that are going to be on in June: the obviously-shot-in-Canada-even-though-it's-set-in-New York robo-epic "Short Circuit 2" (a favorite since childhood) and the far darker and more sinister "Wolf Creek 2," a sequel to the »
- Drew Taylor
Phillip Noyce ("Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger") has turned has directorial eye towards "The Giver," an adaptation of the award-winning young adult novel from Lois Lowry which was originally published in 1993. The film is readying for a release in mid-August, and today we have several new character posters to share with you. As you will see in the attached gallery, the images are all black and white, save for a line of color traveling vertically in each, a line which always contains the character's eye (sometimes left, sometimes right). It certainly feels symbolic, but what does it all mean? The answer may lie in the official description for the movie, which opens, "The haunting story of 'The Giver' centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment." Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) has his eyes opened in the film when he begins »
- Josh Lasser
Even when there's plenty of characters that fans will know in films like X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Hobbit, The Avengers or other blockbuster films with ensemble casts, the idea of character posters is just wasteful and pointless. But here we are with some character posters for the adaptation of the revered sci-fi young adult novel The Giver. This has an impressive cast, but not necessarily worthy of character posters, especially when most general audiences don't know these characters. Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites & Taylor Swift looking like her evil twin from another dimension are here and more. Here's the character posters for Phillip Noyce's The Giver from Imp Awards: The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Saint, Catch a Fire, Salt) and adapted by newcomer Michael Mitnick. The haunting story, adapted from Lois Lowry's young adult book of the same name, »
- Ethan Anderton
Following the recent original horror flick Oculus, we're still due for quite the dose of newcomer Brenton Thwaites this year. The young actor leads the sci-fi indie The Signal, has a supporting role as Prince Phillip in Maleficent and stars alongside Jeff Bridges in the adaptation of the revered sci-fi novel The Giver. Now a new trailer has arrived for the film that also features Meryl Streep and Katie Holmes, combining some footage from the original teaser with some of the new bits that popped up in the recent featurette. While the book is held in high esteem, we're not sure if the film can offer anything fresh in the Ya market. Here's the new trailer for Phillip Noyce's The Giver straight from The Weinstein Company: The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Saint, Catch a Fire, Salt) and adapted by newcomer Michael Mitnick. »
- Ethan Anderton
Before he was Tam Honks, he was Fahrst… Fahrst Gump. The Greenbow-born-and-bred witness to history may not have been the sharpest tool in the shed, but he was all heart — and (once those braces fell away) legs. Based on Winston Groom’s fantastical novel, Robert Zemeckis’s decades-spanning movie touched on nearly ever major cultural milestone in the second half of the 20th century: Vietnam and the March on Washington, Watergate and “S— happens” shirts, Elvis and world-class ping pong, and on and on. Yet, it was solid as a rock while feeling light as a feather. It was also »
- Lanford Beard
If theatergoers notice a more mature tone in the upcoming sequel “Captain America: The Winter Solider” than in the 2011 origin story, credit a pair of directing brothers best known, counterintuitively, for laughs.
Kevin Feige, president of production at Marvel Studios, was searching for a decidedly different take on the newly re-introduced character of Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans), the frail young man cum WWII super solider frozen in time and thawed precisely at the moment Earth needed him most. Feige was familiar with the work of Anthony and Joe Russo on the original run of the Fox comedy “Arrested Development,” for which the pair won a directing Emmy in 2004, and on NBC’s “Community,” which the siblings executive produced from 2009-12.
Feige initially pursued Anthony, 44, and Joe, 42, and ultimately decided to entrust the next film adaptation of the 73-year-old comicbook franchise — and its $170 million production budget — to the Ohio born brothers. »
- Alexandra Cheney
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 10, 2014
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
The movie goes back to the beginning of Jack Ryan’s career, re-imagining his rise from soldier to analyst to full-fledged operative. He uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Kenneth Branagh also directed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, hot off his success helming Thor. This thriller didn’t get quite as good a reception, though. Shadow Recruit garnered mixed reviews from both critics and moviegoers. Richard Roeper called the movie “the very definition of an Ok thriller.” And the film earned $50.3 million in theaters, »
"There's something missing from our lives, something that has been stolen." With Divergent poised to hit theaters this weekend, a more iconic young adult sci-fi book is coming to theaters later this year with The Giver. Based on Lois Lowry's Newbury Medal winning book of the same name, the film follows Jonas (Brandon Thwaites), who lives in a content, future dystopian society that feels a little too familiar to the rest of the young adult adaptations we've been seeing. But after being given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory, he begins to unravel the secrets behind his community, and they might be rather disturbing. Maybe Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep will give this iconic tale the weight it needs. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Phillip Noyce's adaptation of The Giver from The Weinstein Company: The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, »
- Ethan Anderton
Phillip Noyce.s Rabbit- Proof Fence may seem to have nothing in common with his latest film, The Giver, a dystopian sci-fi drama which stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Steep, Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.
.Both are about insiders who finds themselves on the outside of their community,. the director told If from New York, where he.s working around the clock in an editing suite.
.Ïn The Giver, Jonas, the central character, lives in an overbearing, very doctrinaire society. He sets off on a very long journey to find a true home. Thematically that is similar to my earlier films Newsfront, Heatwave and Clear and Present Danger..
- Don Groves
Arc Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to writer/director Andrew Levitas's drama Lullaby , starring Garrett Hedlund ( Tron: Legacy , Inside Llewyn Davis ), Academy Award Nominee Richard Jenkins ( The Visitor , Eat, Pray, Love ), Academy Award Nominee Amy Adams ( American Hustle , Man of Steel ), Jessica Brown Findlay ( Winter's Tale , "Downton Abbey"), Academy Award Nominee Anne Archer ( Clear and Present Danger , Fatal Attraction ), Academy Award Nominee Terrence Howard ( Hustle & Flow , Iron Man ), Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson ( Dreamgirls , Winnie Mandela ) and Jessica Barden ( Hanna ). "We are proud to release this highly-anticipated thought provoking masterpiece," said Arc Entertainment's CEO Trevor Drinkwater. »
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 2014.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Since Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass left the Jason Bourne series, the franchise has really gone downhill as the studio keeps on churning out sequels. First it was Jeremy Renner, and now it’s Chris Pine who takes over the mantle... wait... what’s that? This isn’t a Jason Bourne spin-off?
Okay, you get where I’m coming from. Here we have another ‘post-Bourne’ style action thriller which is completely without an identity of its own, clearly designed to capitalise on the success of a film making style which peaked in 2007. When James Bond attempted to copy the style in Quantum Of Solace in 2008 we all saw through »
- Gary Collinson
Chris Pine is not keen on flag-waving patriotism, so his fresh take on Hollywood's favourite all-American CIA man is to make him an everyday hero … with muscles
• Video interview: Chris Pine
Chris Pine has already gone where one man has gone before. In 2009, and again last year, he took on Captain Kirk, a part until then synonymous with William Shatner. So tackling Jack Ryan, the CIA agent played by various actors over the years, wasn't such a big deal. "I think I learned my lesson doing Kirk," says Pine. "You can cage yourself in if you start thinking, 'I've got to copy this or that.' But just knowing what others have done – having the pillars of the character – helped."
- Emine Saner
Knightley looked chic in a simple black shift dress with peplum detail as she graced the red carpet with co-star Pine, looking dashing in a Ralph Lauren three-piece tweed suit.
The 28-year-old actress, who plays Ryan's wife Cathy in the spy thriller based on the late novelist Tom Clancy's CIA analyst, styled her hair in a soft chignon and wore bright red lipstick.
Dancing on Ice contestant and medal-winning gymnast Beth Tweddle also turned out for the red carpet event, along with model Amy Willerton and Made in Chelsea cast members past and present including Lucy Watson and Cheska Hull.
Speaking about her role at a recent London press conference, Knightley said: "I think when I finished doing Anna Karenina, I realised that I'd been playing characters that »
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