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For this week's edition of Hit Me With Your Best Shot, we stayed another summer in Italy. We didn't follow an American spinster this time but a young shapeshifter known as The Talented Mr Ripley. He was sent to Italy to fetch trustfund baby Dickie Greenleaf but he likes Dickie's life so much he fetches it for himself instead.
Outside the film's actual narrative, based on the famous novel by Patricia Highsmith (whose work is oft-adapted - The Two Faces of January is next) things were just as dramatic. The movie was a Prestige Event since it was Anthony Minghella's (Rip) follow-up to his Best Picture winner The English Patient (1996). It wasn't quite a slam dunk with Oscar, despite the pedigree and the quality (I prefer it to Patient, myself), though it sure was a thing of beauty. The Talented Mr Ripley featured one of the most impressive collections »
- NATHANIEL R
Director David Jacobson's crime thriller Tomorrow You're Gone is set to arrive on DVD here in the UK this coming Monday, May 20th, and to celebrate the release we have two copies of the film to give away to our readers courtesy of Koch Media.
Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition...
Fresh out of prison, Charlie Rankin (Stephen Dorff - Blade, Immortals) sets out to exact revenge on two people who wronged him in the past. However, when things don't go as planned, Charlie seeks refuge with a porn actress named Florence Jane (Michelle Monaghan - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Source Code), all the while struggling to contain the violent urges inside of him. Also starring Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, The English Patient).
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- Flickering Myth
As the documentary festival enters its 20th year with a record number of film submissions, Daniel Dylan Wray guides you through the programme and events
Last year's festival featured a surprise performance by the star of a film that would go on to win an Oscar, so you would think the organisers of 2013's Sheffield Doc/Fest would be feeling the pressure just one month from curtains-up.
But the festival's programmer, Hussain Currimbhoy, seems relatively calm on deadline day for the event's 20th anniversary programme. "It's pressure every year," he says. "We pressure ourselves to make it the best programme every year and the best festival every year".
That task is made harder by the festival's swelling attendance and growing film submissions, which this year topped 2,000 for the first time. These are whittled down to just 120 (including crossover platforms and shorts); only 80 of these will make it through as feature films. »
Southpaw Entertainment’s Richard B. Lewis, Irish Dreamtime’s Beau St. Clair and Envision Entertainment’s Grant Cramer announced today that they’ve joined forces to produce the sexually charged and sophisticated romantic comedy How To Make Love Like An Englishman. To be directed by Tom Vaughan (What Happens In Vegas, Starter For Ten), the film stars Pierce Brosnan (The Thomas Crown Affair), Jessica Alba (Sin City) and Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient), and was written by Brit Matthew Newman.
In the film Pierce Brosnan stars as a Cambridge University professor who meets his match in Kristin Scott Thomas, and is forced to re-evaluate his life of hedonistic excess after he manages to get Jessica Alba, her graduate student stepsister, pregnant.
- Philip Sticco
Here's more of today's casting news: Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) is in negotiations to join Luke Evans in Dracula, the Universal picture directed by Gary Shore. Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) is in talks for The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the Guy Ritchie-directed adaptation of the TV series that stars Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer. Pierce Brosnan (The Thomas Crown Affair), Jessica Alba (Sin City) and Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) will star in How to Make Love Like an Englishman for director Tom Vaughan. Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. Variety reports that Cooper is in negotiations to join Dracula. Evans stars in the title role and Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method) also stars. The story, a blend of history and myth, tells the origins of Prince Vlad, a young patriarch who makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to »
- Dave Trumbore
Southpaw Entertainment’s Richard B. Lewis, Irish Dreamtime’s Beau St. Clair and Envision Entertainment’s Grant Cramer announced today that they’ve joined forces to produce the sophisticated romantic comedy How To Make Love Like An Englishman. To be directed by Tom Vaughan (What Happens In Vegas, Starter For Ten), the film stars Pierce Brosnan (The Thomas Crown Affair), Jessica Alba (Sin City) and Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient), and was written by Brit Matthew Newman.
The Solution Entertainment Group’s Lisa Wilson has come on board to handle international rights for the picture and will introduce the film to buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. In the film Pierce Brosnan stars as a Cambridge University professor who meets his match in Kristin Scott Thomas, and is forced to re-evaluate his life of hedonistic excess after he manages to get Jessica Alba, her graduate student stepsister, »
- Michelle McCue
Pope Francis movie in the works? Friend of the Poor: The Pope Francis Story is the working title of a projected English-language biopic about the recently elected pope, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires. According to the National Catholic Register‘s Joseph Pronechen, German-born producer and Catholic convert Christian Peschken (listed on the IMDb as Chris Peschken) decided to make a movie about the first American pope (as in, from the Americas) after watching Pope Francis appear on the balcony at the Vatican on the day of his election. The National Catholic Register report states that an "European investment group has already approved a $25-million budget" for Friend of the Poor: The Pope Francis Story — which doesn’t even have a screenplay ready. Amg Films, a company that specializes in Catholic-themed movies, would handle sales. Peschken has invited Spanish filmmaker Antonio Cuadri, whose best known effort is probably the »
- Andre Soares
Could Kristin Scott Thomas steal the show despite Only God Forgives is the reunion between Drive director and star, Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling? The strongest argument are these three new clips from the movie. Best-known for her roles in films like The English Patient and Tell No One, an English-French actress plays the vicious organized crimelord mother to Gosling’s character, and in the latest batch of clips we see that her words are as brutal as the film’s many acts of stylish violence. She wants the cop (Vithaya Pansringarm) who killed her favourite son to pay the ultimate price. In recent weeks, we’ve seen...
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- Nick Martin
As an actor, Colin Firth has proved remarkably resilient over his thirty-year career. After breaking through in 1984's "Another Country," a series of strong performances followed that never quite saw him become a huge star. But suddenly, 1995's TV version of "Pride & Prejudice" made him a heartthrob, and led to roles in Oscar-winners "The English Patient" and "Shakespeare In Love." Just as the roles started to dry up again, he played another seminal romantic lead in "Bridget Jones' Diary." And then, as his career seemed to creep into self-parody with the likes of "Mamma Mia" and "St. Trinian's," he got back-to-back Oscar nominations for "A Single Man" and "The King's Speech," winning for the latter. And it looks like another reinvention for Mr. Firth might be on the way. Aside from "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," his immediate post-Oscar roles, in "Gambit" and "Arthur Newman," have been disappointing, but he's »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Today’s film is the 2010 short Steve. The film is written and directed by Rupert Friend, and stars Tom Mison, Kiera Knightley, and Colin Firth. Firth has built a long career of critically acclaimed roles in film and television, from Pride and Prejudice and The English Patient to A Single Man and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, winning his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 2010 for The King’s Speech. His newest feature, Arthur Newman, opens in limited release in American theatres this weekend.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Pain & Gain
Directed by Michael Bay
How does one even begin a conversation about Michael Bay? The go to whipping boy for critics, bloggers, general film lovers (hardcore and the more casual), myself; the man can be seen as somewhat of a cancer on the film industry. But someone out there likes him, otherwise his movies collectively wouldn’t have raked in over 1.8 billion dollars domestic. But Michael Bay also doesn’t help out his case, he really hasn’t from day one. Big loud obnoxious displays of grandeur, that’s what you get with a Michael Bay film. Hell, even Pearl Harbor was that way. Things got out of control with the Transformers films, where with each film seemed to display with glee everything that people either outright hated, or were only before irritated by Bay’s ‘finesse’ when it came to shooting a movie. »
- Craig Dietz
Tyler Perry's 'Temptation' has been called everything from "beyond dumb" to "flamboyantly bad" -- yet a small-time screenwriter is suing, claiming Perry jacked the universally panned script from him.It's the classic Hollywood sob story ... a man from Gary, Ind., says Perry stole his idea for "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor," which didn't wow critics, but did rake in $49 million.In the suit, William James says the plot is similar to "Lovers Kill, »
- TMZ Staff
Usually the movie that wins Best Director also wins Best Picture, but it’s not always the case. “Argo” didn’t win Best Director mostly because Ben Affleck wasn’t even nominated. The last time a movie won only one of the two while being nominated for both was “Crash” winning Best Picture while Ang Lee won Best Director for “Brokeback Mountain.”
It’s easier to call out an upset immediately or shortly after the winners are announced. But after time, people will have an epiphany and either downgrade the severity of the upset or determine that it wasn’t an upset to begin with. When a movie only wins one, an upset could be accredited to one, both, or neither of the categories. These upsets will only be accredited to the Best Picture category.
This list will have upsets that won either both or just Best Picture…
5. The English Patient »
- Matthew Curry
Andrew here with an April Shower to pass the evening.
I’ve always gravitated towards film scenes incorporating water. Often it does not transcend the aesthetic (water on screen just looks pretty), but even as downpours – natural or man-made –are often utilised as read-made ways of attuning the audience to moments of sadness, it’s great when filmmakers utilise it other ways. I say utilise with slight hesitation because in a film where Minghella seems to be telegraphing nodes and nodes of information, the rain scene in The English Patient comes off as especially slight.
The titular patient (formerly known as Count Laszlo de Almásy) has been severely burned across the body and confined to a bed, remembering ghosts of his past. He is dying, and convivial Nurse Hana – running from ghosts of her own – is keeping him comfortable in his last days in an abandoned Italian monastery as World »
- Andrew Kendall
The resurrection of 3D in 2009 gave us everything we should expect from 3D filmmaking. James Cameron’s Avatar was the stepping stone and epitome of 3D filmmaking. It was the big bang of an era that should’ve died before it could walk.
I am not the only one to publicly express my distaste for 3D. Roger Ebert hates it, as well as Academy Award-winning editor Walter Murch. Murch’s credibility should not be ignored, as he has received Academy Award nominations for Best Film Editing for his work on Julia, Apocalypse Now, Ghost, The Godfather Part III, The English Patient*, and Cold Mountain (* indicates win). Murch has much versatility when it comes to formats for editing. He has used Moviola, Kem flatbed, Avid (used for The English Patient; Avatar was edited with Avid Media Composer), and Final Cut Pro. Warner Bros. wanted Christopher Nolan to film Inception in 3D, »
- Matthew Curry
He's been asking for a few years and now it seems he may have his wish.
Takarada has featured in a total of six kaiju movies including the original Gojira in 1954. He went on to star in Mothra vs. Godzilla, Invasion of Astro-Monster, Godzilla & Mothra: Battle For Earth and Godzilla: Final Wars as well as Ishiro Honda's King Kong Escapes.
Takarada has become an icon to kaiju-eiga fans so this new will no doubt delight the fan base.
Filming on Godzilla began last week in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The production lasted less than 24 hours before the first images started surfacing online. Director Gareth Edwards has said that this Godzilla reboot will take the King of the Monsters back to his dark routes. »
Bonjour, ou Bonsoir, j’espère que cela vous trouvera en bonne santé! I must start with an apology for any rusty translation, and hope it still has the right intentions. Thn are pleased to inform you of this year’s edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the UniFrance films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film that is set to hit screens at Curzon Soho and Ciné Lumière in London, this April 4th-7th.
During 4 days, this Rendez-Vous is the opportunity for the English general public, the journalists and the French expatriated in London to discover some of the best 2012’ French productions and to meet talents. This year is no exception with the immense talent attending which includes:
Audrey Tautou, actress
2012 Mood Indigo (L’Ecume Des Jours) by Michel Gondry
2009 Coco Before Chanel »
- Dan Bullock
Check out a first look photo featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the set of the upcoming film “Godzilla” by drector Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Factory Farmed, Heroes and Villains) and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2, Anna Karenina, Savages, Albert Nobbs), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Eye of Winter, Get a Job, The Cleveland Show, 30 Rock), Elizabeth Olsen (Silent Hose, Very Good Girls, Liberal Arts), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Words and Pictures), David Strathairn (Lincoln, The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, and Good Luck.) Synopsis: A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla awakens from eons of sleep and attacks a city. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest from “Godzilla”.
- Brian Corder
Today marked the first official production day of Legendary's Godzilla reboot and already there are a few set photos from their Vancouver location.
Aside from the helicopter, there isn't a whole lot to see - but it is only the first day so we can expect to see more in the upcoming days and weeks.
Given the amount we've seen so far, we suspect that we'll be seeing a lot of video blogs from Mr. Edwards as the production rolls on.
Here’s the first behind the scenes photos and a video from the set of the upcoming film “Godzilla” by drector Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Factory Farmed, Heroes and Villains) and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2, Anna Karenina, Savages, Albert Nobbs), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Eye of Winter, Get a Job, The Cleveland Show, 30 Rock), Elizabeth Olsen (Silent Hose, Very Good Girls, Liberal Arts), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Words and Pictures), David Strathairn (Lincoln, The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, and Good Luck.) Synopsis: A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla awakens from eons of sleep and attacks a city. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest from “Godzilla”.
The post First Godzilla Set Photos and Video Hits The Web appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Brian Corder
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