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Running from 1-31 July, BFI Southbank are delighted to present a season of films which have inspired director Christopher Nolan’s new feature Dunkirk (2017), released in cinemas across the UK on Friday 21 July.
Christopher Nolan Presents has been personally curated by the award-winning director and will offer audiences unique insight into the films which influenced his hotly anticipated take on one of the key moments of WWII.
The season will include a special preview screening of Dunkirk on Thursday 13 July, which will be presented in 70mm and include an introduction from the director himself.
Christopher Nolan is a passionate advocate for the importance of seeing films projected on film, and as one of the few cinemas in the UK that still shows a vast amount of celluloid film, BFI Southbank will screen all the films in the season on 35mm or 70mm.
In 2015 Nolan appeared on stage alongside visual artist »
- Michelle Hannett
Simon Brew May 12, 2017
For the first time, Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan are set to share the screen together, as the pair have signed up for the new action thriller, Ex-Baghdad. The movie is being produced by Sr Media, Chan's company, and Stallone is reported to have picked up this film as a consequence of his decision to quit The Expendables movie series.
The movie centres on a Chinese-run oil refinery that’s based in Iraq. When it gets attacked, its owners call in Jackie Chan to help free its workers. He in turn needs a bit of help from a former Us Marine – that’d be Stallone – and action ensues. It's being directed by Scott Waugh, who helmed the Need For Speed film. Waugh also worked as a »
Liam Neeson has yet another action thriller on the horizon for one of his upcoming projects. According to Deadline, he will be starring in a remake of the Spanish film Retribution, which will be co-produced by Studiocanal, The Picture Company and Ombra Films with Chris Salmanpour and Andrew Baldwin providing the screenplay.
Retribution will see Neeson as “a successful Wall Street executive who discovers on his way to work that a bomb has been planted in his car by an unknown assailant. He is forced to follow a series of orders throughout the day or else the bomb will be detonated. The situation is more dire because the man’s family is in the car with him.”
The original film was released in 2015 and directed by Dani da le Torre. It was compared to the 1994 Keanu Reeves thriller Speed upon release. No director or release window has been chosen for the remake, »
- Ricky Church
He’s unraveled mind-bending conspiracies and tackled terrorism on a transatlantic flight, but for his latest StudioCanal shindig, Hollywood’s favorite action veteran Liam Neeson is headed to Wall Street.
Deadline has the scoop, revealing that the Irish actor has come aboard StudioCanal’s Retribution, the English-language remake of Spanish action-thriller El Desconocido. Filming is due to commence in the fall, and we understand Chris Salmanpour and Andrew Baldwin are the brains behind the script. No word on who will get behind the lens to direct, but Deadline is quick to point out that it won’t be Jaume Collet-Serra.
If that name rings a bell, it should; for the past six years, the Spanish filmmaker has ensured Liam Neeson’s particular set of skills extended far beyond the Taken franchise, after recruiting the 64-year-old to headline Unknown, Non-Stop and 2018’s action vehicle, The Commuter.
As for Retribution, it’ll »
- Michael Briers
Mike Fisher is opening up about family.
The NHL star penned a new blog for Derek Jeter's The Players' Tribune, getting candid about being traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators in 2011 and what it meant for his marriage to Carrie Underwood.
Fisher describes being "crushed" to get the news that he was being traded after more than a decade of playing for the Sens -- until he learned that the team owner had consciously chosen to send him to Nashville to be with Underwood. The couple had tied the knot less than one year earlier.
"Talk about some life-changing words," he writes. "I could have been going to 28 other cities, but I was actually going to Nashville, where I could finally be with my wife full-time."
The pair's newlywed year was spent splitting time between Ottawa and Nashville »
Carrie Underwood is all about family.
The "Church Bells" singer opened up to Et about celebrating son Isaiah's second birthday and what this means for expanding her family with husband Mike Fisher.
"We're on God's good timing or whatever you might call it," she said on Tuesday. "I'm just trying to figure out where life's going to take me next."
Underwood said that Isaiah hasn't been asking for a little brother or sister quite yet. "As a matter of fact," she added, "if a dog climbs up on my lap, I feel like he gets a little jealous of the dog!"
Et sat down with the 32-year-old superstar on Catalina Island in California, where she was in town to perform for military families aboard the Carnival Imagination cruise ship. The American Idol alum delivered a 90-minute set of her biggest hits as »
Simon Brew Apr 3, 2017
Why the writers credited on a movie are rarely the only ones who put the screenplay together....
The Wizard Of Oz, since its initial release in 1939, has richly deserved its long-cemented status as an all-time classic. A regular resident in the IMDb top 250 films of all time, and a part of many people’s DVD collection, it’s a film that I’d wager more and more people fall in love with each year. Long may that continue.
Lots of brilliant people were involved in bringing The Wizard Of Oz to the big screen. Some terrific writers, too, who came up with a quotable and cherished script. The film’s screenplay is credited to Noel Langley, »
Kirsten Howard Mar 31, 2017
From The Shining to I Origins, these are just some of the worst offenders when it comes to moving between floors...
This article contains spoilers for just about every film on its list.
I don’t know when it started exactly.
When I was very young, it was fine. I maybe even enjoyed getting on an elevator and being whisked off, but somewhere in the timeline of my life, something changed. I began to dread stepping onto one. My heart would pound, a cold sweat would creep down my neck and my breath would quicken.
“What’s wrong?” a bemused acquaintance would ask as we were about to embark.
“Oh! Nothing, really,” I’d respond as casually as I could for someone suddenly about to lose control of their bowels. “I just thought I might take the stairs. Bit of exercise, you know.”
“But it…it’s 18 flights, »
Warner Bros. takes some more red pills and wants to bring the franchise back.
Warner Bros. really wants to see how deep the rabbit hole goes. According to THR, the idea to reboot The Matrix is now being tossed around. I know what you are thinking; how could they possibly do this! Apparently, there has been some talk with screenwriter Zak Penn about writing a treatment, so this could still very much fall apart. There are even rumors that Michael B. Jordan is being considered for the lead. What was once a groundbreaking Sci-Fi film that defied expectations, will now be mined for new entries and destroyed.
What was it about The Matrix that made it so fresh? Specifically you could point towards the stunning special-effects that were imitated for years afterwards. Inspired from Hong Kong martial arts features, The Matrix used a technique known as Wire Fu in order to capture its most thrilling action sequences »
- Max Covill
“Well, there's nobody who didn't have a horrible high school experience except for, like, one guy I met once,” Joss Whedon said while sitting down with Et on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997.
At the time, the show was in production on its second season, with everyone -- including stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy), David Boreanaz (Angel) and Alyson Hannigan (Willow) -- returning to work on a bona fide hit for The WB. Whedon summed up his own high school experience as “constant humiliation and rejection,” an apt time period for a TV horror series. (Note: This was probably before they ever met, but I still like to believe the “one guy” he was referring to is Nathan Fillion.)
“I thought it would make a good show,” Whedon said. “I thought, I'll make a show about high school that's a horror movie just as my high school was, and that's »
John Wick was a surprise hit in 2014, bringing Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, Speed) back to his most successful roots in action films of the 90s. Starring as the titular character as a retired hitman lured back to his old lifestyle in a blood soaked, head shot filled journey of revenge, Keanu stepped back into the action star role effortlessly, and an acclaimed sequel John Wick: Chapter Two was just released.... Read More »
- Luke Ryan
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at The Batman, Nightwing, The Lego Batman Movie, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Aquaman, Black Adam, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Vixen, Powerless, Logan, X-Men: Supernova, Deadpool 2, X-Men: The New Mutants, Gambit, Fantastic Four 2, Legion, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Doctor Strange 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain Marvel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Inhumans, Iron Fist and more…
We’ll start things off with the DC Extended Universe this week, and this week saw another twist in the saga of The Batman with Warner Bros. officially announced that Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) has signed on to replace Ben Affleck as director of the Dark Knight solo movie, after Reeves has previously broken off talks the previous week. “I have loved the Batman story since I was a child, »
- Gary Collinson
Disney’s Moana hit Digital HD this week and we have some special bonus clips to share with you.
Helmed by Clements and Musker, the directing team behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog, and co-directed by Chris Williams & Don Hall (Oscar®-winning Big Hero 6 -Best Animated Feature Film in 2015), Moana” is produced by Osnat Shurer (Lifted, One Man Band), and executive produced by John Lasseter. Jared Bush (Zootopia) wrote the screenplay. Moana features original songs from a diverse and dynamic team that includes Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning lyricist/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and multiple Tony-winning Hamilton, Tony-winning In the Heights), Mark Mancina (Speed, Tarzan The Lion King) and Opetaia Foaʻi (founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka). Mancina composed the original score.
Writing “We Know the Way”
Moana stars Auli‘i »
- ComicMix Staff
Simon Brew Feb 21, 2017
Rumours of belated sequels to Keanu Reeves movies seem to be on a bit of a rota. Bill & Ted 3 is the one that he seems most keen to make, given that he continues to maintain that the story is pretty much in place for a new film. But every now and then, some story pops up about a possible Speed 3, or The Matrix 4. More than latter than the former.
See related Alien: Covenant - its new title's meaning & other questions
Reeves was in the UK doing promotional work for John Wick: Chapter 2, and he came face to face with Yahoo UK as part of that. And the folks there quizzed him about returning to The Matrix at some point. His answer? Possibly.
“The Wachowskis [writers/directors of the trilogy] would have to be involved”, he insisted. »
With John Wick: Chapter 2 in cinemas now, it seems a good time to take a look back over Keanu Reeves’ forays into the action genre. Over the years Reeves has dipped his toes into just about every genre. He broke out of course in comedy, becoming forever identified as Ted Theodore Logan in the two Bill and Ted films. He’s done dramas, thrillers, romance and horror films. He’s even done Shakespeare (not that the world, or indeed Reeves himself needs reminding of that). However, Ted Logan aside, his most iconic work has been in the action genre.
The ageless Reeves took his first foray into the genre back in 1991 with the cult classic, Point Break. Whilst undoubtedly he was overshadowed by Patrick Swayze in the film, what was apparent was that Reeves, while still actively trying to shake »
- Amie Cranswick
February 14th, a day to celebrate love and togetherness, a day to remember the beheaded Saint Vincent, who defied the orders of Emperor Claudius II in the third century and married young lovers in secret. Or, a day to dip the strips of sacrificed goat skin in blood and bless the town’s women with fertility with a “gentle” lashing. Red hearts, thorny roses, proclamations of undying love and sacrifice—indeed, it seems Valentine's Day is full of subtle (and not so subtle) cues leading us to horror, one drop of blood at a time. These cues are likely just one reason why people always ask me, “Is it really a good idea to bring a date to a scary movie?” And the answer, much to their frustration, is “it depends.”
Sex and horror have a long history, and the connection goes beyond filmmakers banking on viewers turning out to »
- Margee Kerr
Beware of the Baba Yaga.
The myth, the man and the legend of The Boogeyman returns in John Wick: Chapter 2.
Keanu Reeves return to play the legendary hitman from the surprise hit of 2014. He is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rom where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo and Bridget Moynahan return for this sequel. The newcomers are Common, Riccardo Scamarcio and Ruby Rose. The movie is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad.
Lrm had a sit-down interview with actor Keanu Reeves late last month to discuss the action, weapons training and working with his co-stars for the film.
John Wick: Chapter 2 is out in theaters today.
Read the interview transcript below. »
- Gig Patta
Keanu Reeves is making a triumphant entry into movie theaters this weekend with John Wick: Chapter 2, an exemplary sequel in his new successful franchise effort. But much as we love us some Reeves in action movies like John Wick, Speed, Point Break, and the Matrixes, let’s face it, his acting ability has never been what he’s really known for. Still, after 30-some years on screen, we have to say that Keanu Reeves, actor, has come a long way. For proof, Burger Fiction has put together a video compilation called “The Evolution Of Keanu Reeves,” which consists of 15 minutes of highlights from Reeves’ films, from 1985’s One Step Away all the way through Wick 2.
It’s an entertaining romp, as Reeves has been in a lot of fun movies throughout his long career. In addition to all those mentioned above, he has appeared in ...
- Gwen Ihnat
Killer Role: Interview with the star of John Wick: Chapter 2, Keanu ReevesKiller Role: Interview with the star of John Wick: Chapter 2, Keanu ReevesIngrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine2/9/2017 3:26:00 Pm
Keanu Reeves’ career has been defined by contradictions.
As a young actor he radiated an old soul, now as an older actor he embodies youth. He’s a movie star despite a limited acting range, and he’s a household name yet no one can tell you much about his personal life.
He’s best known for playing Neo in the game-changing Matrix trilogy, a role that showcased his laconic coolness and martial-arts skills. But the last Matrix pic hit theatres in 2003 and since then Reeves has been content to keep busy on Hollywood’s perimeter — appearing in small indie movies, directing his first film (the martial-arts movie Man of Tai Chi), and producing the documentary Side by Side, »
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
“John Wick: Chapter 2” star, Keanu Reeves, reveals he would like to reunite on the silver screen with his “Speed” co-star Sandra Bullock. The actor, 52, tells People he’s been looking for the perfect project for himself and Bullock to reignite their on-screen chemistry. “Oh my gosh, yeah I’ve been trying,” he tells the magazine. […] »
- Rachel West
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