8 items from 2013
Who wouldn’t want to work with 2 Oscar Noms, an Avenger and the Great and Powerful Oz? Jay Giannone got his shot and co-stars as a mob hit man in the new film The Iceman which stars Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Wynona Ryder, James Franco and Ray Liotta.
No stranger to blockbuster Hollywood films, Giannone has previously worked on The Departed and Gone Baby Gone and who has just wrapped David O’Russell’s new film American Hustle, where he shares the screen with Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jeremy Renner, sat down with us to talk about his latest role as Atf Agent Dominick Provenzano (pictured below with Michael Shannon) in director Ariel Vromen’s The Iceman.
How did you prepare for the role of Dominick Provenzano?
When I found out that I booked the role I immediately did my research and »
- Phil Wheat
As all NFL fans know, there are many steal in the NFL draft every year. Some players fall through the cracks and become an impact player on their team immediately. However, some of them do not. For instance, Russell Wilson, Alfred Morris and Bobby Wagner all were non-first round picks last year, but outplayed almost all of the rookies at their positions. Even guys like Vontaze Burfict who was undrafted came in to the Bengals organization with a chip on his shoulder and became a star.
So without further adieu, let’s take a look at the top 5 sleepers who could surprise us all in the 2013 NFL Draft:
5. Qb Matt Scott Arizona
Matt Scott is an interesting prospect. He took over the Arizona offense after Nick Foles was draft by the Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft. He shows flashes of great arm strength with nice accuracy and touch. He is »
- Sonny Bryan
The 2013 NFL Draft is only a day away, and covers seven rounds in three days. With 32 teams picking players in seven rounds, there are the top consensus players, as well as the small school underdogs. While we can safely assume players such as Eric Fisher and Dion Jordan will be selected towards the beginning of the draft, what about some of the guys who are fringe prospects? How about Brandon Jenkins, who before his injury was considered a first round player? What about a player such as Kenny Stills, who could bring a team a valuable, chain-moving receiver?
Each year, we are informed by analysts and experts alike about the top players in any draft. Last year, you couldn’t escape any television station, newspaper or website without hearing the names of Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin. However, there were multiple notable players who were picked in the later rounds, »
- Oliver Suskin Santarelli
When thinking of the director most likely to be churning out a found footage style eco-horror about a particularly nasty strain of parasite, the multiple award winning helmer Barry Levinson, responsible for the likes of “Rain Man”, “Sleepers” and more, doesn’t particularly spring to mind. Still, perhaps wishing to return to the aquatic scares of his less than successful 1998 Michael Crichton adaptation “Sphere”, Levinson now serves up “The Bay”, in which a small Maryland town is thrown into panic when pollutants in the water result in a gruesome ecological disaster. Produced by Jason Blum, Steven Schneider and Oren Peli, variously involved in the “Paranormal Activity” series, “Insidious” and “Sinister”, the film has been going down surprisingly well at genre festivals, including FrightFest in Glasgow, and lands shortly on Region 2 DVD and Blu Ray via Momentum. Framed by the post-production video diaries of an intrepid journalist, the film depicts the »
- James Mudge
Controversial mainstream films are always the most interesting type of movie to discuss. Yet something that is often overlooked is the performances that lie within them that add so much to whole ethos of why they are so boundary shifting. The press and movie paying public tend to pick up on the content more so than the actors/actresses who make these films so memorable for better or worse.
This article isn’t about shocking casting, nor is it about performances that are so bad they are good. It is about the performances by those who unleash the unexpected in their films, those who shock and destroy expectations or confront and question the unquestionable, whether the film is controversial itself or not.
Read on for the 20 most controversial performances of all time…
As loveable as he may be in real life, Kevin Bacon has played some bad characters in his time. »
- Shaun Lappin
Running out of the Triskel Arts Centre, Twisted Celluloid has been going from strength to strength for the last 18 months, offering the people of Cork a monthly program showcasing the best cult and horror movies cinema has to offer, made that more atmospheric by being shown in a renovated church. Such is the popularity of these events, the first ever Twisted Celluloid Film Festival is being held this weekend, from the 21st to the 24th. The festival kicks off with the Irish premiere of Maniac, featuring a much lauded turn from Elijah Wood as a psychotic serial killer. Other movies of note include Irish horror Citadel, which is coming off an incredible amount of praise from the American Festival circuit, director Barry Levinson's (Rain Man, Sleepers) foray into found footage with ecological horror The Bay, and the ambitious anthology The ABC's Of Death, featuring 26 short movies, from some of »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Momentum have done us all a favour by picking it up for distribution here in the UK, and with its release coming in just over a month’s time in March, they’ve put out a new trailer for our shores.
“The quaint coastal town of Claridge, Maryland thrives on the safe, tranquil and abundant waters of Chesapeake Bay. During their annual Independence Day celebrations, a gruesome plague is unleashed, quickly infecting the residents and turning them against each other.
A brutal and harrowing creature feature for the 21st century, “The Bay” graphically chronicles the descent of a small town into absolute terror.”
- Kenji Lloyd
Feature James Stansfield Jan 9, 2013
The cast simmered in the 1998 thriller, Wild Things. James looks back at a film full of unexpected twists...
Ah, the 90s sex thriller. I wonder if Paul Verhoeven knew exactly what he was about to unleash upon the world when in 1991 he instructed Sharon Stone to uncross her legs and Michael Douglas to wear a green jumper to a disco?
Basic Instinct kicked started a movie trend that would run for most of the remaining decade with varying results. The Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, cops and rompers caper was decent enough, but in its wake followed a trail of films of varying quality. Disclosure and Sliver proved that lightning wouldn’t strike twice for Basic Instinct’s two main stars, while Showgirls did the same for their director, who upgraded his directorial instruction for Elizabeth Berkeley during her sex scenes to “act like you’re being attacked by a shark”. Meanwhile, »
8 items from 2013
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