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There was a time when seeing the involvement of either John Cusack or Robert De Niro would lend a hefty amount of prestige to any project, so the idea of both men appearing in the same film, circa the mid-1990s, perhaps, would portend a particularly exciting picture indeed. Sadly, we’re a long way from the mid-1990s, yet the new film The Bag Man, which stars both Cusack and De Niro, does inspire a moderate level of intrigue regarding these A-Listers. Specifically, it’s almost impossible to not wonder why, exactly, either man signed onto this middling, claustrophobically minded project. Even now, even after both of these generational icons have starred in a number of would-be direct-to-dvd cheapies, you have to wonder if they need the money this badly.
To its credit, The Bag Man »
- Josh Spiegel
Is it just me or are the MTV Movie Awards trying to be a little more respectable? Yeah, stuff like "Identity Thief" and "We're the Millers" picked up multiple nominations this morning, but prestige Oscar players "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" led the field with eight each, besting even "The Hunger Games." And Best Picture Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave" is in there for Movie of the Year. Color me surprised, that's all. No, no one around here is taking the MTV Movie Awards too seriously. I find myself endlessly fascinated by them, though, as a marker for, I don't know, youth progression? The "Twilight" years are thankfully behind us and we can all be happy for that (and boy was it a s**t-show for fans of that franchise when the final installment was mostly snubbed last year). The "Hunger Games" era doesn't seem to be so oppressive, »
- Kristopher Tapley
With each new piece of news we get Iifa in Tampa this year just gets more exciting! In our interview, Iifa and Wizcraft Director Andre Timmins teased us with the news that some big name Hollywood names would be coming to Iifa and now we have the scoop! Renowned actor, Kevin Spacey will be leading an acting workshop during the 15th Videocon D2H Iifa Weekend. How cool is that! Joining him will be the fabulous Vidya Balan.
Andre Timmins, Director – Wizcraft International & Iifa said, “Iifa has always been viewed as a platform to bridge the gap between the Indian film industry and the international audience. It has been our dream to be able to do this with the participation of Hollywood artists being featured within our events and this year as we debut in America we are proud to have achieved this with a masterclass that celebrates accomplished actors »
- Stacey Yount
Awards shows like the Oscars continue to thrive in the social media era, with Sunday’s telecast hitting a 10-year high in overall viewership.
The 86th Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, averaged a 12.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 43 million viewers overall, according to time zone-adjusted preliminary Nielsen estimates. In recent years, only NFL playoff games have fared better in the ratings.
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And among all entertainment programs, Sunday’s Oscars drew the largest audience on any network since the finale of “Friends” in May 2004.
Sunday’s kudocast was virtually flat vs. last year’s Seth MacFarlane-hosted show in the 18-49 demo (13.0) and up 6% in total viewers (from 40.4); last year had hit a three-year high in total viewers. It was also up nearly 3 million viewers from DeGeneres’ previous stint as host, in 2007 (40.2 million).
Since the 2008 kudocast hosted by Jon Stewart, which drew a record low 32.01 million viewers, »
- Rick Kissell
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6.91 Iron Man 3
6.16 Man Of Steel
6.14 Despicable Me 2
6.11 Fast & Furious 6
7.46 The World’S End
7.17 This Is The End
6.67 The Heat
6.66 We’Re The Millers
6.59 American Hustle
- Jeff Bayer
Lying somewhat quietly between two of David Fincher's most beloved works is The Game (1997) starring Michael Douglas. Although it failed to reach the level of critical and box office success enjoyed by Seven (1995) or the cult classic status of Fight Club (1999), after watching its Criterion Collection DVD release this past week I came away thinking that it may actually be one of Fincher's best directorial efforts. Working from a script by John Brancato and Michael Ferris (2/3 of the writing trio that helped bring you the 2004 Catwoman screenplay that you enjoyed so much), Fincher's cold/muted color palette, striking visual style, and fantastic pacing help elevate the interesting, albeit occasionally absurd, screenplay to another level. The result is a haunting work that expertly sets up and tears down the callous, calculated world of corporate wealth by forcing Douglas' Ebenezer Scrooge archetype to see the shell of a life »
- Jason Barr
Director David Fincher and "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin already teamed up for the Oscar-winning Facebook drama "The Social Network," and now they may be turning their talents to a biopic of another tech legend: Apple founder Steve Jobs. Fincher ("Fight Club," "Seven") is in early talks to direct the as-yet-untitled film, while Sorkin has already finished writing the script for producer Scott Rudin, according to Variety. Based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 bestseller "Steve Jobs," the film reportedly has an unconventional structure consisting of just three long scenes, with each one taking place behind the scenes of one of Apple’s many major product launches through the years. Fincher is currently wrapping up "Gone Girl" -- which opens October 3 -- and could be moving onto the Jobs film soon after, depending on negotiations. After decades of tech innovation (including introducing the iPod and iPhone), Jobs passed away in 2011. He was »
- HitFix Staff
About a month ago I shared some awesome news about the return of a rare, nearly forgotten collaboration between two giants from the golden era of industrial music: the Ep Recoiled, featuring tracks from the classic Nine Inch Nails albums Broken and The Downward Spiral, retooled with ominous intent by occult-themed experimental music pioneers Coil. Recoiled was finally picked up for official release via UK label Cold Spring, who released it to hungry fans this week. Described as “a rambunctious alchemy of magical Coil sensibilities and hi-tech (circa '90s) home mixing techniques,” the remix sessions that would eventually spawn Recoiled first reached fans' ears as a bundle of four tracks, offered via Nin fan forums as the download-only Ep Uncoiled. They involved raw tracks from the original Spiral and Broken mixes recorded by Nin's Trent Reznor, who delivered them on Dat tape to Coil's Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson (also »
- Gregory Burkart
Warner Bros Evp Production Lynn Harris is leaving the studio after a ten year run there. One of the smartest execs in town, she has long been rumored for top posts in all sorts of places, to the point where, each time I’d call her she would say, “Where am I going now?” The most recent speculation was that she could wind up in a high post at Disney after Alan Horn left Warner Bros to take over that studio. Harris will stay until June 1, and she will oversee Godzilla, Jupiter Ascending, and Blended through their conclusions. The early speculation now is that Harris might go and rejoin Jeff Robinov in his new Sony deal, for which he is still raising money. They worked well together on Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it takes him that long to get things up and running. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Lynn Harris, Executive Vice President of Production at Warner Bros, is leaving the studio after more than a decade in that role.
Harris, 47, will continue to consult on a few of the studio’s forthcoming projects that she helped develop, including “Godzilla,” the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore comedy ”Blended” and the Wachowski sibling action/adventure picture”Jupiter Ascending.”
Reports have surfaced that Harris has had conflicts with Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production. Harris was also close to Jeff Robinov, the former studio topper, and that changes made after his departure have caused some tension.
“We, of course, support her decision to seek new challenges, and I personally know she will be as successful in her future endeavors as she has been during her tenure here at Warner Bros.,” Silverman wrote in a note to Warner Bros. staff.
- Alexandra Cheney
While the term “witch house” is still tossed around casually as a musical style, enough recurring motifs have been created by artists operating beneath that vague umbrella to qualify it as a subgenre unto itself: occult and horror-oriented themes; minimalist song structures and dark, enveloping soundscapes (often including glitched-up samples and ambient noise) woven densely around hip-hop, industrial and synthpop rhythms; and band names which often contain Unicode or other non-standard characters that make them difficult to track down with a simple name-only search, further solidifying their underground status. Several talented musicians have found a successful niche within those rather loose boundaries, and we've featured some of the best artists in the field, including ∆Aimon and Mater Suspiria Vision, but I must confess I've been waiting most anxiously for the arrival of the first full-length record from the L.A. outfit Crosses (†††) – an eerie, sensual and highly experimental side project »
- Gregory Burkart
Longtime Pixar storyboard artist Josh Cooley has a most unusual pet project. In his spare time, he recreates racy scenes from classic films as pages for a children's book, which he has put together in a collection titled "Movies R Fun: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile," out February 25. Check out ten highlights from the book, including "Psycho" above, from Brad Pitt's "What's in the box?!" from "Seven" to Buffalo Bill's icky "It rubs the lotion on its skin" from Oscar Best Picture winner "Silence of the Lambs" and more below, and after the jump. View more R-rated pictographic fun at Cooley's website here. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Odd List Simon Brew Ryan Lambie 17 Feb 2014 - 06:24
Whether they're bleak, shocking or sad, the endings to these 22 movies have haunted us for years...
Warning: There are spoilers to the endings for every film we talk about in this article. So if you don't want to know an ending for a film, then don't read that entry.
It's probably best to start by talking about what this article isn't. It's not a list of the best movie endings, the best twists, the most depressing endings or anything like that. Instead, we're focusing here on the endings that seeped into our brain and stayed there for some time after we'd seen the film. The endings that provoke in an interesting way, and haunt you for days afterwards.
As such, whilst not every ending we're going to talk about here is a flat out classic - although lots of them are »
"It explores a similar genre to Seven, but it's different," Farrell told me. "'I haven't seen a single frame of it yet, but I can't wait to see how the film turns out."
Deadline Hollywood says the film stars Hopkins as a psychic crime analyst who comes out of retirement to help a veteran FBI agent (Morgan) and his young partner (Cornish) to solve a series of bizarre murders.
Farrell was tight-lipped about details surrounding his character, but The Hollywood Reporter says he plays the serial killer who boasts supernatural powers of his own. »
- Tim Lammers
Looks like animated fairy tale Frozen is on a hot streak and Gravity is going to be hard to pull away from at the Oscars after the members of the Visual Effects Society gather last night at Beverly Hilton to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Ves Awards.
The event attended by 1000 guests was hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) with the awards being handed out by Grammy Award winning artist Pharrell Williams and actors Johnny Knoxville (Jackass), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron), Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening), Sophie Kennedy Clark (Dark Shadows), Jamie Kennedy (Son of the Mask), Sharon Lawrence (Hidden Palms), Richard Schiff (Se7en) and Alyssa Sutherland (Day on Fire).
The appearance of surprised presenter Sandra Bullock (A Time to Kill) foreshadowed a great night for Gravitywhich won 6 of the 24 categories. Other big winners included Frozen, Game of Thrones and PETA. Pioneering careers were also lauded as previous Ves Méliès »
In a match made in heaven for fans of dark, twisted thrillers, acclaimed director David Fincher (Se7en, Zodiac) is set to reteam with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn to adapt the UK thriller series Utopia for premium cable channel HBO. The pair previously worked together on the film adaptation of Gone Girl, which Fincher directed and Flynn scribed.
Flynn is set to write all of Utopia, she’ll also serve as an executive producer alongside Fincher and Joshua Donen, and Fincher will helm the show’s pilot. HBO has already handed the show a series order, not much of a surprise considering Fincher and Flynn’s in-demand talent. No episode order or premiere date has yet been announced, but the original Channel 4 show aired a six-episode first season last year and is set to premiere its second season at some point in 2014.
The show has been described as a conspiracy thriller by HBO, »
- Isaac Feldberg
If you haven.t seen either of the movies involved in this video and story, then you should know that there are plenty of spoilers to be found here. And, well, you probably deserve to have both of them spoiled. Keyser Soze! Here at Cinema Blend, we.ve seen some crazy fan theories roll crookedly across these metaphorical halls, linking the Pixar Universe together and positing a family of James Bonds. But indie filmmaker Tony Sebastian Ukpo is theorizing that two completely different films from 1995, Bryan Singer.s The Usual Suspects and David Fincher.s Se7en, are connected through each film.s villain. One is presented as a legendary criminal mastermind while the other is a methodical sadist inspired by society.s moral downgrading. Could they be the same person? So, this is an explanation that would take less than a minute to lay out, so having the video »
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More than 150 Oscar Nominees came together on Monday, February 10, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs welcomed the large crowd with, “What a remarkable year for film it’s been.”
During the afternoon all the nominees posed for the annual class photo. Click on the photo above for giant sized look.
Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey and Meryl Streep attended the pre-Oscars event. Supporting Actor and Actress nominees Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper, Jonah Hill, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Julia Roberts and June Squibb also joined in the celebratory lunch.
- Michelle McCue
Set in Wisconsin in 1908, a rich widower posts an ad for a reliable wife. It is soon answered not by the matronly plain Jane he expected, but rather a gorgeous woman with a secret past who plans to slowly poison him and inherit his estate.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It's been five years since Luca Guadagnino delivered the heady and swooning "I Am Love," and while he's been working steadily since on various fashion campaigns, shorts and documentaries, there hasn't been much movement on a feature film. Now it looks like he's ready to return, with another tale of domestic trouble. Guadagnino has been tapped by Sony to direct "A Reliable Wife," an adaptation of the novel by Robert Goolrick. Andrew Kevin Walker ("Se7en," "Sleepy Hollow") has penned the screenplay about a mail order bride situation that turns very deadly, in a film that sounds like it will owe a tip of the hat to Alfred Hitchcock. Here's the Amazon synopsis: Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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