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Dumb And Dumber was one of those creatures that can exist only in a Hollywood ecosystem. It made a pretty healthy splash 20 years ago, opening at No. 1 with $16.4M on its way to a $127.2M domestic take. But getting stars Jim Carrey (then just coming off The Mask) and Jeff Daniels (who had wrapped Speed) reunited proved a logistical hurdle that couldn’t be leapt, and the stars went on their separate ascensions, seemingly leaving a franchise stillborn. But a DVD cult behemoth was spawned in their absence, and, two decades later, the long-awaited (by Farrelly fanatics, at least) reunion Dumb And Dumber To could bring the men to a place they haven’t seen in years: atop the box office.
Ddt will graduate on 3,152 screens this weekend and, given the success of raunchy comedy lately, seems likely to capture box office with a haul of $30 million-$32 million. The $40M movie, »
- Scott Bowles
Jeff Daniels — longtime celebrated star of stage and screen — has been riding a new wave of acclaim the past couple of years thanks to his role as broadcaster Will McAvoy on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO TV series The Newsroom.
In 2013 Daniels earned a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination for playing McAvoy, and this year the spry handsome 59-year-old received yet another Emmy nomination for the show that kicks off its final season this month.
He has more than 50 film credits to his name, including such critically acclaimed projects as Terms of Endearment, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Gettysburg,Pleasantville and Speed, and has worked with directing legends like James L. Brooks, Woody Allen and Mike Nichols.
- Ashley Jude Collie
“Altar Rock,” which starts filming next year in Massachusetts, is written by and executive produced by Kristin Alexandre. A. Wayne Carter co-wrote the film.
Aside from revealing that the pic is set in Nantucket, producers are keeping the storyline under wraps.
Bartkowiak’s cinematography credits include “The Verdict,” “Prizzi’s Honor” and “Terms of Endearment.” He also directed “Exit Wounds” and was the Dp on “Grey Lady,” starring Eric Dane and Natalie Zea, which was also filmed on Nantucket and partially financed by Alexandre.
- Dave McNary
August 6th and 9th, 1945 forever changed the course of history. When the first nuclear bombs were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, World War II ended, but a new fear was born that dominated the thoughts of all men, women, and children for decades to come. The Cold War, atomic bomb testing, a cartoon turtle telling children to “duck and cover”, and this new technology that had the actual potential to literally end the world changed the perception of what was scary. Art reflects life, so cinema began to capitalize on these fears. Gone were the days of creepy castles, cobwebs, bats, vampires, werewolves, and the other iconic images that ruled genre cinema in film’s earliest decades. Science fiction was larger than ever and giant ants, giant octopi, terror from beyond the stars, and »
- Max Molinaro
Joffe is joined on the jury by cinematographer Christian Berger (“The Piano Teacher,” “The White Ribbon”), director and screenwriter Ryszard Bugajski (“Interrogation,” “The Closed Circuit”), photographer Ryszard Horowitz, and production designer David Gropman (“The Cider House Rules,” “Chocolat,” “Life of Pi”).
Others on the jury are cinematographer-producer Arthur Reinhart (“Crows,” “Tristan + Isolde”), cinematographer Oliver Stapleton (“The Cider House Rules,” “Pay It Forward”), cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro (“Melancholia,” “Nymphomaniac”) and sound engineer David MacMillan (“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “Speed,” “Apollo 13”).
Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel (“The Right Stuff,” “The Passion of the Christ”) will be jury president for the Polish Films Competition. He’ll be joined by cinematographer Affonso Beato, producer Scott Franklin, curator-film programmer-producer Ellen Harrington, cinematographer Phil Meheux, cinematographer Matthew Libatique, »
- Leo Barraclough
Alejandro G Ińárritu, Yimou Zhang, Mike Leigh and Jean-Marc Vallée are among the directors with films screening in competition at the 22nd Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.
The main competition at the festival, held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, comprises:
Alejandro G Ińárritu’s Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance); USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki
Łukasz Palkowski’s Gods (Bogowie); Poland, 2014; Cinematographer: »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Polish film festival sets competition juries; Roland Joffe to preside over main competition.
Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has set an impressive roster of jurors for its various competition categories.
Caleb Deschanel has been appointed president of the Polish Films Competition.
The full list of jurors is below.
Ryszard Horowitz (photographer)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Keanu Reeves has had a strange career path. After finding success as one half of Bill and Ted and going on zany adventures through time, Reeves branched out into action movies with Point Break and Speed in the early '90s, and found the role of a lifetime as "Neo" in The Matrix trilogy. But since then, Reeves' roles has been more miss than hit and a once promising career was slowly and painfully going by the way side.
But now all that has changed with the release of John Wick. Finally, Keanu Reeves is in a role that showcases his talents (as limited as they are) and the end result is a damn-near perfect action film with gratuitous violence, a deep mythology in the subject matter, and some seriously good directing from Chad Stahelski, who curiously enough was once Reeves' stunt double.
John Wick is the story of a »
Keanu Reeves recently said that he would love to continue making big studio movies, but despite making such films as "Speed," "The Matrix," "The Devil's Advocate" and numerous others, studios are no longer offering him roles. The actor's new thriller, "John Wick," is getting amazing reviews and is on its way to open to $15 million domestically. Plus, he's being considered for the lead role in Marvel's "Doctor Strange." And now, Reeves has revealed that there were other superheroes he wanted to play. "I always wanted to play Wolverine," he said. "But I didn't get that. And they have a great Wolverine now." Reeves continued: "I always wanted to play The Dark Knight, but I didn't get that one. They've had some great Batmans. So now I'm just enjoying them as an audience." »
“The Tunnels” is the untold true story of a great escape before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. The story focuses on a group of West Germans trying to get their loved ones out of East Berlin, with the unlikely help of American news networks, who funded their expedition.
“Finding an untold true story of this caliber is such a rarity,” Ryder said. “Greg’s proposal will make for a very human and cinematic experience. We have no doubt that Mark »
- Dave McNary
Action fans who have missed Keanu Reeves since he was an ass-kicking savior in “Constantine,” “The Matrix” and “Speed” should check screening times at the nearest theater for “John Wick,” if they haven't already. The movie about a hitman issuing bloody revenge over the death of his dog is wowing critics, who are mostly uniform in praising Reeves’ performance, as well as the high-octane action that reminded them of better days for the genre being steadily replaced by comic book adaptations. See photos: 13 of Keanu Reeves’ Most Insane Movie Premises – From ‘John Wick’ to ‘Johnny Mnemonic’ “Wick,” which was co-directed by. »
- Greg Gilman
Keanu Reeves just turned 50, and he's still kicking butt on the big screen.
Reeves broke out in the late '80s as the now iconic Ted Theodore Logan in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989) before "Point Break" (1991) and "Speed" (1994) made the actor a bonafide action star -- and that was all before he became Neo in "The Matrix" trilogy. In the past few years, Reeves has also found success behind the camera, directing the martial arts film "Man of Tai Chi" (2013), while still holding onto his indie roots. This fall, Reeves is back playing a legendary hitman out for revenge in the blood action film "John Wick."
2. His mother is an English-born costume designer, »
- Jonny Black
Derek Kolstad is a name you may want to keep on your radar. He’s the hot screenwriter of the moment right now with his new revenge flick, John Wick, opening and getting fan-boys and filmgoers excited about its violent throwback nature and fresh feeling.
Kolstad decided to kindly take a few moments to speak with us about Wick, his process and screenwriting in general. Check out what the man had to say about his dog loving protagonist and his own long in development movie career.
Let’s bring this story full circle. How did the screenwriter of John Wick start out?
I’ve been writing since the age of 13, but having grown up in the mid-west, I never really saw it as a career. I went to school, started a career in business, but over time grew desperate to »
- Gary Collinson
Before Keanu's new film John Wick hits theaters, let’s take a look at his first interview with Et.
Keanu Reeves has been acting for nearly three decades and Et has been with him every step of the way.
In celebration of John Wick, the 50-year-old actor's latest film out this Friday, we dug into the Et vault to find the first time we interviewed the actor—way back in 1985 on the set of the TV movie Young Again.
Video- Keanu Reeves Addresses Recent Home Break-In
"I can feel it, I'm having fun," a 21-year-old Keanu told Et. The young actor was wide-eyed and bushy-tailed working alongside TV's Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner, and had dreams of making it big himself one day. "I hope something gets out there that is magic -- and if not, I'll just be sad and cry," he joked.
It took a few more years, but Keanu would eventually make a name for »
Keanu Reeves has performed many unique roles over his career, from Ted Logan In Bill and Ted.s Excellent Adventure to Jack Traven in Speed to John Wick in...well, the movie of the same name that comes out this Friday. However, despite his diverse background, there.s still one movie role he.s never gotten the chance to tackle: superheroes. Sure, he used an assortment of superhuman abilities as Neo in The Matrix trilogy, but he.s never gotten the opportunity to wear a form-fitting costume and fight evildoers with an unusual code name. It.s a shame because Reeves had his eye on playing two especially popular superheroes that are audience favorites. Currently doing the press rounds for his upcoming film (which is why you've been seeing his name pop up so much recently), Reeves expressed his superhero aspirations to Moviefone, and unfortunately it looks like these dreams »
Call him maybe? There was a time, not that long ago, when Keanu Reeves was one of the biggest and brightest action stars of his generation, with roles in blockbusters like Speed and the Matrix trilogy. Recently, though, the Constantine actor, now 50, has appeared mostly in smaller independent films -- and not by choice. In a new interview with Indie Wire, Reeves (who, according to ABC News, made $35 million for just the first Matrix movie) admitted he rarely gets approached by the big Hollywood [...] »
Keanu Reeves was once one of the biggest Hollywood names, mostly for his work on "The Matrix" trilogy, "Speed" and "Point Break," "Devil's Advocate" and many other films. But in recent years, Reeves has been making independent films and none of them went on to become hits. As a result, the offers from major studios stopped coming. "It sucks, but it's just the way it is," said the actor. "The last studio movie I did was '47 Ronin,' but before that it had been a long time . probably [2008's] 'The Day the Earth Stood Still.'" Unfortunately, "47 Ronin" was a huge flop, grossing only $150 million worldwide on a budget of $175 million. And "The Day the Earth Stood Still" was a major disappointment. But all that bad luck is seemingly about to change. His new "John Wick" movie will hit theaters on Friday (October 24th) and has a perfect 100% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. »
Throughout the entire decade of the 1990's, Keanu Reeves' star rose slowly but surely to prominence, with films like Point Break, Speed, and of course The Matrix. At the turn of the century, Reeves was a huge movie star with a lot of clout after his first experiment with the knowledge of kung fu. However, as the ensuing decade went by, a string of flops and modest hits outside of his obvious Matrix success didn't do any favors for his career. Which has left us with a world where Keanu Reeves is sad, because not as many studios want to work with Keanu Reeves. IndieWire ran a rather revealing interview with Keanu Reeves, who is currently promoting his new movie John Wick. While he's been excited to direct with Man Of Tai Chi, as well as kicking unholy amounts of ass in his latest outing, he's undoubtedly fallen into »
Big film projects aren't quite barreling toward Keanu Reeves like a speeding bus. The actor, who was last seen in Universal Pictures' 2013 flop Ronin 47, told Indiewire that he wishes he would receive more offers from Hollywood studios. "It sucks, but it's just the way it is," Reeves said about the dearth of offers. "The last studio movie I did was 47 Ronin, but before that it had been a long time — probably [2008's] The Day the Earth Stood Still." See more 'Speed' 20th Anniversary: Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves' Post-Bus Career Paths The Matrix star said he has always enjoyed making
- Ryan Gajewski
One of the best action movies of the year opens this Friday, and it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that it stars Keanu Reeves. For the past 23 years, since riding a wave onto the shores of adrenaline-fueled cinema with Point Break and then soon after steering a bus through its halls with Speed, Reeves has been in some of the most memorable and thrilling actioners of both the 20th and 21st centuries. And of course with The Matrix he bridged the two together with one of the most important entries into the genre ever. Now, with John Wick, he's in another movie being noted for its action, both in terms of quantity and quality, and fittingly it's codirected by Chad Stahelski, Reeves' stunt double on Point Break and other productions (the other...
- Christopher Campbell
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