9 items from 2015
To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Set Fire To The Stars, we’re giving five lucky WhatCulture.com readers the chance to win a copy of the film on DVD.
Set in 1950s New York, the film follows John Malcolm Brinnin (Elijah Wood) an aspiring young American poet who finds his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas, played by Celyn Jones.
The film also features established British acting talent including Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes, Flight), Steven Mackintosh (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Kick Ass 2), Kevin Eldon (Hugo, Hot Fuzz) and Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones Diary, Trainspotting).
Visually stunning and shot entirely in black and white to an original score by Gruff Rhys, Set Fire To The Stars is about the dirty business of celebrity, and what may have happened in an East Coast boathouse when »
- Simon Gallagher
Exclusive- Iconoclastic Scottish writer Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and director Jon S. Baird (Filth) are re-teaming for a bold new adaptation of the classic Walter Scott adventure tale Ivanhoe. Jens Meurer is producing through his Berlin-based Egoli Tossell Film banner. Meurer previously worked with Welsh and Baird on Filth, which is how this latest collaboration first sparked. Basil Iwanyk and his company Thunder Road Pictures are also on-board as producers, along… »
London-based finance and production company Evolutionary Films has launched at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Leading the slate is teen comedy “Legacy,” which is produced by BAFTA winner Noel Clarke. Pic has already secured a multi-territory release with Universal Pictures across much of the world (excluding North America), with the release scheduled for April.
Slate also includes the feature-length documentary “Get Back,” which follows the Liverpool music scene from the post-war years to the present day, setting the Beatles in context. It will be released in the U.K. in May.
Representing the company at Efm are founder John Adams, formerly of Raw and Phoenix Worldwide Entertainment, and Ross Boyask, who has numerous years of experience in international sales. They will be joined by marketing director Alistair Audsley and head of production Diane Shorthouse, who will be looking for co-production opportunities.
The company’s library of completed titles also »
- Leo Barraclough
A reasonably engaging thriller, Son of a Gun is most notable for reminding us of that Ewan McGregor still possesses that irresistibly dangerous and edgy quality that propelled him to stardom in Shallow Grave and Trainspotting. It also serves as a calling card for the talents of Australian writer-director Julius Avery, who orchestrates several tense sequences that help to sustain our involvement in events.
Son of a Gun never quite capitalises on a bold beginning that's bathed in brutality and intrigue, as we enter the menacing confines of a prison through the eyes of 19-year-old Jr (Brenton Thwaites). Avery's tight framing and Jed Kurzel's suitably oppressive score amplify the intimidating environment for us alongside Jr, who soon comes under the protection of fellow inmate and Australia's most notorious criminal Brendan Lynch (McGregor »
"I don't think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well-hung would -- or should -- or could be," Farrell jokes to the magazine. "I think that's the greatest demonstration of his innate humility, that he doesn't wear it like a badge of honor."
Photos: Stars In Their Underwear
Ewan, 43, is looking as handsome as ever on the cover of Nylon Guys, in which he also opens up about hanging with A-listers Angelina Jolie and Jude Law in the late '90s in London, when the actors were all on the brink of hitting the big time.
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It's no secret that Ewan McGregor isn't afraid to bare all on the big screen. In fact, his penis has appeared in films such as Young Adam, Trainspotting, The Pillow Book and I Love You Philip Morris, to name a few. And if you've seen one of the aforementioned full-frontal scenes, then you're well aware that the 43-year-old is well-endowed—a fact which Colin Farrell had no trouble pointing out in a recent interview with Nylon magazine. "I don't think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well hung would—or should—or could be," he joked of his Cassandra's Dream co-star. "I think that's the greatest demonstration of his innate »
"This has been a long time coming," said Boyle. "There’s always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2', if John can produce a decent enough script. I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back.
"I think they’ll want to know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down. The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to »
- Michael Stevens
In the last couple years SundanceTV has made a name for itself among the elite spelunkers who can find it on their cable package with its gallery of slow-moving, high-minded crime mysteries such as Top of the Lake and The Red Road. It's like if CBS went to the museum. The boutique network's latest import, Babylon, breaks the mold. It's a brash, wired urban police drama whose pilot was directed by executive producer Danny Boyle, the colorful, kinetic hand behind Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, and most recently Trance, a pixelated thriller that imagines total surveillance. That's the main preoccupation of Babylon, »
- Brandon Nowalk
You've probably seen all the '90s movies, like "Pulp Fiction," "Clueless" and "Wayne's World" that Netflix has to offer, but there are also plenty of lesser-known gems available to stream. Sit down and enjoy these indies, first films by famous directors and some other great '90s movies you might have missed.
1. "Big Night" (1996) R
A great movie (co-directed by stars Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott) about two Italian brothers in 1950s running an unsuccessful restaurant who go all out when a celebrity's visit promises to save their business.
2. "Boys Don't Cry" (1999) R
Hilary Swank won her first Best Actress Oscar for her searing portrayal of a woman who lives life as a man, until her secret is found out by her redneck friends.
3. "Clueless" (1995) PG-13
How many times have you seen Alicia Silverstone make over her friends and try to play matchmaker? Not enough!
4. "Croupier" (1998) Nr
The movie »
- Sharon Knolle
9 items from 2015
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