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John Ottman to score X-Men: Apocalypse

27 February 2015 12:20 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

FilmMusicReporter has revealed that composer John Ottman has signed on to score 20th Century Fox’s upcoming mutant superhero sequel X-Men: Apocalypse, which is being directed by Bryan Singer.

The news will come as no surpise whatsoever, seeing as Ottman has collaborated with Singer on the majority of the director’s films, including The Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil, X2: X-Men United, Superman Returns, Valkyrie, Jack the Giant Slayer and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 19th, 2016 and stars X-Men veterans James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) alongside Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan (Mud) as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Nightcrawler. »

- Gary Collinson

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Brings Back Composer John Ottman

26 February 2015 12:46 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While the cast for director Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse continues to take shape, the filmmaker has brought on composer John Ottman to work on the score. This will mark the composer and Bryan Singer's third collaboration on an X-Men movie, following 2003's X2: X-Men United and last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. John Ottman is also an accomplished film editor, taking on the dual role of composer/editor for X-Men: Days of Future Past, but it isn't known quite yet if he will serve as the editor on X-Men: Apocalypse.

X-Men: Apocalypse is the last installment of the trilogy that includes X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, with this new story set in the 1980s. The cast will include X-Men: Days of Future Past stars James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Ian McKellen (old Magneto) and Evan Peters »

- MovieWeb

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Brings Back Composer John Ottman

26 February 2015 12:46 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While the cast for director Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse continues to take shape, the filmmaker has brought on composer John Ottman to work on the score. This will mark the composer and Bryan Singer's third collaboration on an X-Men movie, following 2003's X2: X-Men United and last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. John Ottman is also an accomplished film editor, taking on the dual role of composer/editor for X-Men: Days of Future Past, but it isn't known quite yet if he will serve as the editor on X-Men: Apocalypse.

X-Men: Apocalypse is the last installment of the trilogy that includes X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, with this new story set in the 1980s. The cast will include X-Men: Days of Future Past stars James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Ian McKellen (old Magneto) and Evan Peters »

- MovieWeb

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#Tbt: Kevin Spacey's Road to 'House of Cards'

26 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Kevin Spacey currently plays "House of Cards" protagonist Frank Underwood, who is arguably one of the greatest villains ever to grace TV. Season 3 of the Netflix hit returns tonight at midnight, so we thought we would throw it back to some great photos from earlier in his accomplished career for this week's edition of #Tbt. Before he became scheming politico, the Academy Award winner played iconic characters in beloved films like "The Usual Suspects," "American Beauty," and "Glengarry Glen Ross." Here are some snapshots from his Hollywood history.

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- Alana Altmann

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Every Day I'm Hustling: Film’s 10 most memorable con artists

25 February 2015 2:17 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Big Willy’s latest big screen outing makes its way to the multiplex this month. In Focus, Smith plays the consummate con man, a smooth operator who liberates people of their wealth with the help of a Margot Robbie-shaped femme fatale.

The duo of tricksters aren’t the first con artists to grace the silver screen however. So from pool sharks and grifters to tricksters, card cheats and American hustlers; here’s our rundown of the most memorable con artists in movie history.

 

Fast Eddie Felson – The Hustler (1961)

One of the finest fraudster films to ever grace the multiplex; The Hustler stars Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson, a pool shark intent on toppling legendary cue-man Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). With its smoky sets, stunning black and white cinematography and superb performances from Newman and Gleason; the film is just as good today as it was on its release more than 50 years ago. »

- Daniel Bettridge

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Shelf Life: The Way Of The Gun

4 February 2015 2:05 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Every week, Shelf Life sees Tom White select and talk about a movie that lives on his DVD shelf, one he thinks we should all see. After receiving critical acclaim and numerous awards for co-writing The Usual Suspects, Christopher McQuarrie was noticeably absent from the cinematic landscape. You may know him now for Jack reacher and Edge of Tomorrow, but back in the late nineties, he was unsuccessfully trying to get a biopic of Alexander the Great off the ground, not wanting his success with Bryan Singer's classic thriller to typecast him as 'a crime guy'. But, as the story goes, it took a cup of coffee with Benico Del Toro to change his mind, which sent him to work on his directorial debut, an action/crime thriller which turned everything we know about the usual hero dynamic on it's head. This was movie was 2000's The Way of the Gun. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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The Writer And Director Of The Usual Suspects Still Don't Agree On What Happened

2 February 2015 2:24 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Every generation has been lucky enough to have a gut-punch movie ending, from the twists at the ends of Psycho or The Crying Game (for examples) to the rug pulls that concluded The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects. But for the finale of Bryan Singer.s criminal masterpiece, it turns out that the director and the screenwriter haven different ideas about what really happened. In a conversation with Creative Screenwriting, Christopher McQuarrie . who took home the Screenplay Oscar for his work on Suspects in 1996 . revealed that he and the director could not come to terms with what actually happened. and added that fan theories submitted to the duo over the years also did a lot to change how he views the action presented on screen. McQuarrie elaborates: [Singer] has one scenario, I have another. The film would not work if it answered all of your questions. I have heard »

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The Definitive Movies of 1995

30 January 2015 8:01 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

10. Waterworld

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

It could be the flop of all flops. At the time, “Waterworld” was the most expensive film ever made. Starring Kevin Costner, “Waterworld” is a science-fiction/fantasy film taking place roughly 500 years after the polar ice caps melted in the beginning of the 21st century, effectively covering the entire world with water. Dirt has become a commodity and an unknown traveler named “the Mariner” (Costner) is trying to find anywhere to trade his stash. The catch: he’s a mutant, with gills, allowing him to breathe underwater. He is joined by a woman named Helen (Jeannie Tripplehorn) and child named Enola (Tina Majorino) with an elaborate map tattooed on her back. They sail the world and encounter various groups of survivors. They are pursued by a group of evil forces, led by an eye-patched man called “the Deacon” (Dennis Hopper). The special effects are actually pretty impressive, »

- Joshua Gaul

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Kevin Spacey Will Be Trapped In the Body of a Cat in Nine Lives

28 January 2015 12:06 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

It’s such a good time to celebrate the talents of Kevin Spacey. This month marks the 20th anniversary of the festival premiere of The Usual Suspects, which earned the actor his first Oscar. We recently furthered its accolades by naming it the best movie ever to screen at Sundance. Spacey also just won his first Golden Globe on his eighth try, for his leading role on the series House of Cards. The third season of that show is about to drop on Netflix in a month, too, so that’s exciting. The guy should be on top of the world, getting more prestige gigs like his role as Richard Nixon in the much-anticipated Elvis & Nixon. But instead, today, we’ve received the news, via The Wrap, that he’s going to play a guy who becomes trapped in the body of a cat. Of course this movie will be huge, especially »

- Christopher Campbell

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Kevin Spacey to Star in Barry Sonnenfeld’s Comedy ‘Nine Lives’ (Exclusive)

28 January 2015 10:35 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey has closed a deal to star in Barry Sonnenfeld’s high-concept comedy “Nine Lives,” which is set up at EuropaCorp, TheWrap has learned.

Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin wrote the script, which Sonnenfeld has described as a “funny, emotional, commercial comedy.”

Also Read: ‘House of Cards’ Season 3 Trailer: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright Are ‘Murderers’ (Video)

Spacey will star as a workaholic businessman who suffers a terrible accident that leaves him trapped in the body of the family cat.

EuropaCorp is financing and producing the film, which will be shepherded by its U.S. film president Lisa Ellzey. »

- Jeff Sneider

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5 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in February 2015 (And the Best Episodes of Each)

27 January 2015 6:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1) "House of Cards" Season 3 (available February 27)Why Should I Watch It? Um, because you're a living, breathing human being? Because Kevin Spacey won a Golden Globe for his riveting, seductive performance as Frank Underwood, when he couldn't for his roles in "The Usual Suspects," "Beyond the City" or "American Beauty"? Because the series' real star is Robin Wright and her ruthless yet humane portrayal of Claire Underwood? Because last season we saw murder, at least one threesome and a rapid rise to power? Maybe you should watch because if you're reading this, you already want to — succumb. Enjoy. Watch. Best Episode: Maybe it's because Netflix releases episodes all at once, but so far "House of Cards" has treated its season premieres with equal importance as its finales — in terms of twists, at least. [Spoilers ahead] Season 1 established the Underwood's mission to destroy President Walker, introduced us to the »

- Ben Travers

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"Birdman" Flies High at SAG Awards, Eddie Redmayne Surprises

26 January 2015 7:37 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

If you're betting on "Boyhood" to win big at the upcoming Academy Awards, think again! Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" was deemed to be the big Oscar frontrunner but a double-dose of guild awards over the weekend tamed those prospects down. First, the Producers Guild of America gave their top honor to Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman," and the Screen Actors Guild followed suit!

"Birdman" took home the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award! But, since the movie is about acting, this award is just fitting.

My biggest surprise, and it'a welcome surprise indeed, was "The Theory of Everything's" Eddie Redmayne taking home the Outstanding Male Actor trophy. Sorry Michael Keaton! I think Redmayne truly gave the Performance of the Year award!

The usual suspects took home the movie acting awards with wins for Julianne Moore for Best Actress in "Still Alice," J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Actor for "Whiplash, »

- Manny

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7 Beloved Movies You Didn't Know Debuted At Sundance

23 January 2015 12:49 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah has always been a place for independent spirit, unique storytelling and movies that challenge the so-called "rules" of film making.

Often, this translates to weird, unmarketable character studies that either never see the light of day or are shoved off onto VOD platforms without so much as a single advertisement. But this isn't always the case. In fact, some of the most beloved, iconic films of the last 20 years got their start in the many hallowed screens scattered across the small snow-covered city.

News: 9 Sundance 2015 Films We Are Dying to See

Here are seven hugely popular films that you'd never guess came out of the Sundance Film Festival.

Reservoir DogsQuentin Tarantino's debut feature – about the aftermath of a botched diamond heist and the paranoia that grows between the culprits when it's revealed that one of them is secretly a cop – premiered at Sundance in 1992, where it quickly »

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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Hannibal Season 3, Scream Factory Titles, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard

21 January 2015 4:29 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another round-up of horror and sci-fi news, including a casting update for Hannibal’s third season, Scream Factory’s new title announcement and their revealed special features for the Exterminators of the Year 3000 Blu-ray, and also an upcoming special screening of Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard that will include a Q&A with director B. Harrison Smith and cast members Billy Zane, Dee Wallace Stone, and Felissa Rose.

TVLine reports that Tony award-winning Nina Arianda (Broadway’s Venus in Fur, Rob the Mob, Midnight in Paris) will play a recurring role on Hannibal in the third season that premieres this summer. Arianda plays a character named Molly—a strong single mother who is a romantic interest for one key character.

In other, previously announced Hannibal Season 3 casting news, Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films) will play The Tooth Fairy serial killer (aka Francis »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Transparent’, ‘House Of Cards’ Scoop Up Big Wins At Golden Globes

12 January 2015 8:24 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

On the day after the Golden Globe Awards, much discussion has concerned the rise of online video distributors. While the four major networks were completely shut out of major awards, Netflix and Amazon each scored big wins. Most significantly, Amazon's breakout hit Transparent won Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical and Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for its star Jeffrey Tambor. On Netflix's side, Kevin Spacey won Best Actor - Drama for his role in House of Cards.

The win is particularly significant for Amazon. Transparent's Golden Globe nominations were the platform's first ever award nods, and by picking up two wins, the online retailer-turned-video on demand platform took a big step forward as it looks to challenge both Netflix and traditional TV networks.

Here's Transparent creator Jill Soloway accepting the award for Best Comedy Series:

Later, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos posed with his company's landmark achievement: »

- Sam Gutelle

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Berlin Film Festival to Open with Juliette Binoche Starrer ‘Nobody Wants the Night’

9 January 2015 2:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Spanish director Isabel Coixet’s “Nobody Wants the Night,” which stars French actress Juliette Binoche, will open the Berlin Film Festival. The film will world premiere on Feb. 5 as part of the international competition.

Binoche, who won an Oscar for “The English Patient,” is joined in the ensemble cast by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi (“Babel,” “The Brothers Bloom,” “Pacific Rim”) and Irish thesp Gabriel Byrne (“The Usual Suspects,” “Miller’s Crossing”).

Paris-based Elle Driver handles international sales; Wild Bunch Distribution will release “Nobody Wants the Night” in France.

The adventure film is set in 1908 in Greenland, and focuses on “courageous women and ambitious men who put anything at stake for love and glory.” Pic, which is a Spanish-French-Bulgarian co-production, was shot in Bulgaria, Norway and Spain.

Isabel Coixet has created an impressive and perceptive portrait of two women in extreme circumstances,” said Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Isabel Coixet's Nobody Wants the Night to open Berlinale 2015

9 January 2015 2:10 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Juliette Binoche stars in the Arctic adventure.

The 65th Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 5 with the world premiere of Nobody Wants the Night, the latest film from Spanish director Isabel Coixet. It will participate in the international competition.

The Spanish-French-Bulgarian co-production takes place in 1908, in the Arctic seclusion of Greenland. The adventure film focuses on “courageous women and ambitious men who put anything at stake for love and glory”.

The ensemble cast includes French actress and Oscar winner Juliette Binoche (Camille Claudel 1915, The English Patient), Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, The Brothers Bloom) and Irish actor Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Miller’s Crossing). Filming took place in Bulgaria, Norway and Spain.

Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick said: “Isabel Coixet has created an impressive and perceptive portrait of two women in extreme circumstances.”

He also revealed: “It will also be the first film to be screened in Dolby Atmos in our Berlinale Palast.”

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Will Kevin Spacey finally break Golden Globes curse with win for 'House of Cards'?

3 January 2015 8:04 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Kevin Spacey, you can finally get your Golden Globes speech ready! Both Spacey and his Netflix drama series "House of Cards" are projected to win at the Globes next Sunday (January 11). -Break- Even though Spacey has two Oscars, he has never prevailed with the Hollywood Foreign Press despite eight prior nominations. That includes the years when he won Academy Awards for his supporting performance in "The Usual Suspects" (Brad Pitt took the Globe for "Twelve Monkeys" in 1995) and his leading role in "American Beauty" (Denzel Washington won the Globe for "The Hurricane" in 1999). Related: Expect Globe wins for 'Orange is the New Black' and 'House of Cards' Our current odds have Spacey far out front for Best TV Drama Actor at 2/5. His strongest competition:  Clive Owen ("The Knick") at 7/2 and Dominic West ("The Affair") at 50/1. Last year's champ,&nbs...' »

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Kevin Spacey will finally break Golden Globes curse with win for 'House of Cards'

3 January 2015 8:04 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Kevin Spacey, you can finally get your Golden Globes speech ready! Both Spacey and his Netflix drama series "House of Cards" are projected to win at the Globes next Sunday (January 11). -Break- Even though Spacey has two Oscars, he has never prevailed with the Hollywood Foreign Press despite eight prior nominations. That includes the years when he won Academy Awards for his supporting performance in "The Usual Suspects" (Brad Pitt took the Globe for "Twelve Monkeys" in 1995) and his leading role in "American Beauty" (Denzel Washington won the Globe for "The Hurricane" in 1999). Related: Expect Globe wins for 'Orange is the New Black' and 'House of Cards' Our current odds have Spacey far out front for Best TV Drama Actor at 2/5. His strongest competition:  Clive Owen ("The Knick") at 7/2 and Dominic West ("The Affair") at 50/1. Last year's champ,&nbs...' »

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