Connolly, who also worked with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow on Safety Not Guaranteed, has been brought onto Kong to do some last minute tweaks on the script, with the film currently midway through casting and pre-production. Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), Max Borenstein (Godzilla) and John Gatins (Flight) previously worked on the script.
Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Brie Larson (Short Term 12) and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) have already signed on to the film, with rumours last month suggesting Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) and Tom Wilkinson (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) are in line to join the cast, »
- Scott J. Davis
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this magnificent Monday? The Peanuts Movie gets a new remix, the San Francisco Giants recreate the Full House opening credits scene and Trainwreck's Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow crash a wedding. But first, we have an awesome Quentin Tarantino super cut, and a father creates a wonderful Star Wars baby rocker for his daughter's first birthday! So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Quentin Tarantino Supercut
Ollie Paxton has put together a wonderful supercut that showcases the gorgeous cinematography of Quentin Tarantino's films. What's interesting is the filmmaker has only used three Dp's throughout his illustrious career, with Andrzej Sekula shooting Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, Guillermo Navarro shooting »
Ann-Margret movies: From sex kitten to two-time Oscar nominee. Ann-Margret: 'Carnal Knowledge' and 'Tommy' proved that 'sex symbol' was a remarkable actress Ann-Margret, the '60s star who went from sex kitten to respected actress and two-time Oscar nominee, is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 13, '15. As part of its “Summer Under the Stars” series, TCM is showing this evening the movies that earned Ann-Margret her Academy Award nods: Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge (1971) and Ken Russell's Tommy (1975). Written by Jules Feiffer, and starring Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel, the downbeat – some have found it misogynistic; others have praised it for presenting American men as chauvinistic pigs – Carnal Knowledge is one of the precursors of “adult Hollywood moviemaking,” a rare species that, propelled by the success of disparate arthouse fare such as Vilgot Sjöman's I Am Curious (Yellow) and Costa-Gavras' Z, briefly flourished from »
- Andre Soares
Since its launch in 2013, Emu has used its proprietary technology to put users at their center of their own animated GIFs. Now, with its latest partnership, it is opening up new avenues for influential people. Emu has teamed up with TopFan to bring its “selfie stickers” to fan communities.
To best discuss this deal, it’s easiest for me to provide a quick overview of the two companies involved. Emu’s game is all about its selfie stickers, which users create by taking short videos of themselves and pasting those videos over existing templates. Here’s an example from the world of Pulp Fiction:
TopFan, on the other hand, connects fans to their favorite influencers, often through mobile apps catered to fan communities. Clients include Jabbawockeez and a plethora of pro athletes.
The deal will integrate Emu’s selfie stickers into TopFan’s communities, and that has the »
- Sam Gutelle
See Also: Burnt gets a new poster
Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) had it all – and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he’ll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller). Burnt is a remarkably funny and emotional story about the love of food, the love between two people, and the power of second chances.
Burnt is set for release on October 16th in the UK and October 23rd in the Us. »
- Gary Collinson
"One of them fellas is not what he says he is." The Weinstein Company has debuted the first full-length teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, his latest western following Django Unchained. This time, Tarantino wrangles up eight different bounty-hunter badasses under one roof in the middle of a blizzard. The film features quite an impressive cast: Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Zoe Bell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir, Walton Goggins and Channing Tatum, in some kind of role. This looks even better than I was hoping, with a chill in the air, Tarantino's patented dialogue, and a cast that's going to blow us all out of the water. Fire this up and enjoy! Here's the first official teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, direct from YouTube: The Hateful Eight is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, »
- Alex Billington
No Quentin Tarantino film has ever won Best Picture and at least two of them deserved to prevail: "Inglourious Basterds" (lost to "The Hurt Locker," 2009) and "Pulp Fiction" (lost to "Forrest Gump," 1994). "Django Unchained" (2012) was also nominated, losing to "Argo." Could the writer/director's upcoming "The Hateful Eight" be the one to finally earn him the top prize? -Break- Dish all the Oscar races in our red-hot forums "Pulp Fiction" won Best Picture from the National Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and Indie Spirits, but it didn't really have a shot to take down "Forrest Gump" at the Oscars. But "Inglourious Bastards" could've slayed "The Hurt Locker." Harvey Weinstein even once admitted to me that poor Oscar strategy possibly kept it from bagging the top prize. Remember, "Inglor..."' »
The first trailer for "The Hateful Eight," the highly anticipated Quentin Tarantino western has been released. While the film was shot with the rarely-used 65mm lens, it will screen in selected cinemas come Christmas Day in 70mm before going wide on Jan. 8. -Break- Dish all the Oscar contenders in our red-hot forums Set in post-Civil War Wyoming, the film focuses on a group of strangers forced to seek refuge at an old inn during a blizzard. In the leaked copy of the script, each character was assigned an archetype. Samuel L. Jackson, who reaped his only Oscar bid for his supporting turn in Tarantino's 1994 smahs hit "Pulp Fiction," plays Marquis Warren, an ex-us Calvary major. Tagged "The Bounty Hunter," he takes over a stagecoach that numbers "The Hangman" John Ruth (Kurt Russell), "The Prisoner," Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and "T..."' »
Among one of the most recognisable names with film fans around the world is filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Nuerous Tarantino films, including Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, and Inglourious Basterds, have been critically and commercially acclaimed, with many excited by the news that Tarantino would soon be working on a new feature. The film, however, soon reached a roadblock, as the script was leaked, leading to Tarantino publicly calling off the project.
The project’s death was short-lived, however, and Tarantino resumed work on the film following a public script read. Titled The Hateful Eight, the synopsis is as follows.
In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive?
- Deepayan Sengupta
For a while there, it looked like this movie was never going to happen, after a Gawker script leak pushed director Quentin Tarantino into abandoning the project. Thankfully, he changed his mind, and he's since assembled a very impressive cast - including frequent collaborators Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Kurt Russell (Death Proof), Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs) and Michael Madsen (Kill Bill). Now we've received our first teaser trailer for The Hateful Eight, and it boasts plenty of dark humor, back-stabbing, violence and intrigue. all staples of a Tarantino classic! While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John "The Hangman" Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man (Walton Goggins) who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. »
I’m a fan of when Wes Craven directs films that he’s also written, as they tend to be more than your typical slasher films. Sure, every once in a while we might get a My Soul To Take, but let’s be honest here, the guy knows how to craft a really interesting, scary and socially relevant tale. With The Last House On The Left, we were given an unflinching reaction to Vietnam, a film that didn’t pull back from the onscreen violence and forced its viewers to confront it head-on. In A Nightmare On Elm Street, Craven gave us not only one of the most iconic villains of all time, but also a story about the sins of the parents coming back to not only haunt but kill the children involved. Craven’s knack for writing and directing smart horror has set him apart from many of his contemporaries, »
- Jerry Smith
In May Tom Hardy teased a project he was working on with Warner Bros. that was based on one of the studio's lesser known DC Comics properties, and today it appears we might finally know what that project is as Hardy is set to produce -- and maybe star in -- an adaptation of 100 Bullets, per The Hollywood Reporter. The project is deep in development at New Line, which has taken control of DC's Vertigo imprint from parent company Warner Bros., and while the plot is being kept under wraps a script has already been completed by Chris Borrelli (The Vatican Tapes). An adaptation of a crime saga written and illustrated by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso that intertwines the noir and pulp genres, the project is said to adhere closely to the source material, which centers on an enigmatic man who presents different people with a gun, the identity »
- Jordan Benesh
Several months ago, Tom Hardy spoke about a secret comic book film he was developing with DC and Warner Bros. He stated that it contained "elements of all kinds of stuff. From Ocean's Eleven, to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, technicolor Pulp Fiction. It's a psychological f*ckfest, it's absolutely awesome." It looks like... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Earlier this year during the press rounds for "Mad Max: Fury Road," Tom Hardy teased that though he was unable to join "Suicide Squad," Warner Bros. had another DC property for him to tackle. “It contains elements of all kinds of stuff. From ‘Ocean's Eleven,’ to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, technicolor ‘Pulp Fiction.' It's a psychological fuckfest, it's absolutely awesome," the actor said at the time. "It's as if you would take [the Warren Ellis co-created comic book series] ’Transmetropolitan’ and make it happen, but it's not that out there [as in a futuristic cyberpunk world]. It's something which [would be] a much more real world. It could be like ‘Heat,’ it could be fucking awesome.” Well, it looks like we found out what the movie is. Read More: Review: 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' Starring Charlize Theron & Tom Hardy THR reports that Hardy will star in the big screen adaptation of. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Joan Crawford Movie Star Joan Crawford movies on TCM: Underrated actress, top star in several of her greatest roles If there was ever a professional who was utterly, completely, wholeheartedly dedicated to her work, Joan Crawford was it. Ambitious, driven, talented, smart, obsessive, calculating, she had whatever it took – and more – to reach the top and stay there. Nearly four decades after her death, Crawford, the star to end all stars, remains one of the iconic performers of the 20th century. Deservedly so, once you choose to bypass the Mommie Dearest inanity and focus on her film work. From the get-go, she was a capable actress; look for the hard-to-find silents The Understanding Heart (1927) and The Taxi Dancer (1927), and check her out in the more easily accessible The Unknown (1927) and Our Dancing Daughters (1928). By the early '30s, Joan Crawford had become a first-rate film actress, far more naturalistic than »
- Andre Soares
Toronto and Venice have unveiled their line-ups and speculation is abound as to which films will show up in Telluride. Once the three high profile fall film festivals are in the bag all the attention will move to New York and once that's over with we'll be knee-deep in the 2015 awards season. However, while Toronto, Venice and Telluride are less than a month away it's still early and we're still talking, for the most part, about dartboard style predictions, but it never hurts to get things set up in preparation for the coming months as today I open the doors to my first batch of Best Director predictions for the 2016 Oscars. The reason I've held off so long on releasing these Director predictions is because it's a really tough crop of names to sort. Several high profile names make the list including three past winners in my initial top five, »
- Brad Brevet
Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) is front and center on the newest poster for his upcoming comedy Burnt. The film was previously titled both Chef and Adam Jones, which makes this the first poster to use its new name. The Weinstein Company decided to change its title from Chef to avoid confusion with Jon Favreau’s film of the same name.
Adam Jones had it all – and lost it. A two-star Michelin chef with the bad habits to match, the former hospitality terrible of the Paris foodmaking scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To jumpstart his career again, he travels home to London and recruits the best professionals ever in order to get three stars for a top restaurant.
Burnt is set for release on October 16th in the UK and October 23rd in the Us. In addition to Cooper, »
- Justin Cook
The trunk shot (and reverse trunk shot), blood-stained flowers, the ubiquitous dance scene, the god’s-eye Pov, the foot fetish (“Wiggle Your Big Toe!”), the lip close-up (an homage to “The Warriors,” I’d bet), these are all undeniably Quentin Tarantino. A savvy, brilliant auteur in his own right, Tarantino is an instantly recognizable director –– and an unforgettably shrewd student of film. His admiration for the craft and encyclopedic knowledge of practically every genre aid in that notoriety and keep us longing for whatever he’s going to grace us with next. Read More: The 5 Best Films Of Quentin Tarantino Ollie Paxton has created this stunning mashup of Tarantino’s arresting films, featuring the cinematography of Andrzej Sekula (“Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction”), Guillermo Navarro (“Jackie Brown”), Robert Richardson (“Kill Bill: Vol. 1,” “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” “Inglorious Basterds,” and “Django Unchained”), and Tarantino’s own turn (“Death Proof”). Watch the video. »
- Samantha Vacca
According to Deadline, the Pulp Fiction star is being considered to replace Simmons, while John C Reilly is the top choice to step into Keaton's shoes.
Meanwhile, Tom Wilkinson is also thought to have been offered a lead role in the cast too.
Russell Crowe was understood to be holding talks for a role, but there has been no official confirmation of his involvement.
Whoever is eventually cast would join lead Tom Hiddleston in the film, which is a reboot of the classic King Kong story centring around the explorers who head to the titular character's intimidating island jungle.
Universal is looking to release Kong: Skull Island on March 10, 2017.
Watch Samuel L Jackson discuss his role as The Incredibles' Frozone and his possible return in Pixar's sequel: »
She wants to dance like Uma Thurman—and she wants her bangs as well. Luckily, John Travolta and Buzz Aldrin can work a miracle, work a miracle. Well, kinda. Last month, the actor hosted a charity auction at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at the Kennedy Space Center. The event benefitted the famed astronaut's new ShareSpace Foundation. The 85-year-old Aldrin, who was the second man to walk on the moon, and Travolta, 61, danced with two women—specifically, the Twist-reminiscent routine the actor and Uma Thurman danced in Pulp Fiction. One of the ladies, Mary Matulka, and her husband, Jerry, had offered $4,000 for the privilege and after it ended, she made a bizarre »
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