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19 items from 2012


Six Gangster Squad TV Spots

17 December 2012 2:53 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Check out six new TV spots for Gangster Squad, out January 11th, 2013.

Under the direction of Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”), “Gangster Squad stars Oscar nominees Josh Brolin (“Milk,” “True Grit”) and Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “Drive”) as the Lapd’s Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters, and Academy Award winner Sean Penn (“Milk,” “Mystic River”) as real-life mobster Mickey Cohen.

The film also stars Oscar nominee Nick Nolte (“Warrior,” “Affliction”) as Lapd Chief “Whiskey Bill” Parker, and Emma Stone as Grace Faraday, Cohen’s moll and the object of Wooters’ attention.

Screenplay is by Will Beall, based on based on Paul Lieberman’s book.

Here’s the synopsis for Gangster Squad:

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and-if he has his way-every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And »

- Allan Ford

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Glenn Close and Nick Nolte to Star in Always on My Mind

10 December 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Six-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Glenn Close ( Albert Nobbs , .Damages.) and three time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Nick Nolte ( Warrior , Affliction , The Prince of Tides ) are confirmed to star in Occupant Entertainment's Always on My Mind , from "Rock of Ages" creator Chris D'Arienzo, who penned the script and will also direct the music-driven drama. Always on My Mind follows an aging rock star (Nolte) as he succumbs to Alzheimer's while his wife (Close) is left to pick up the pieces of his hard-lived rock n' roll life. D'Arienzo's Broadway blockbuster "Rock of Ages" was nominated for five Tony awards, including Best Musical. The production is entering into its fourth year on Broadway. Occupant Entertainment's »

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2013 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Paul Schrader’s The Canyons

19 November 2012 1:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

If my predictions come out right, this year’s Sundance will be heavy on the porn thematic. Couple of Sundance editions back Soderbergh pulled out The Girlfriend Experience as the fest’s secret/surprise film and that was when several folks discovered starlet Sasha Grey. This year, we could find James Deen (that is Lohan’s bed-partner in the pic above) make the jump with Paul Schrader’s The Canyons. Schrader has been at the fest twice before with 92′s Light Sleeper and who could forget 98′s Affliction, but this Kickstarter funded item is perhaps part of a new wave of future Sundance entries – trending crowd-sourcing films from established auteurs. Production began in July, post-prod in September and we’ve witnessed a slew of media items since. The Lindsay Lohan vehicle/Bret Easton Ellis (The Informers cracked the fest line-up in 2008) could spill the most ink in Park City and »

- Eric Lavallee

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Five New Gangster Squad Character Posters

15 October 2012 1:10 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

New character posters for Cops ‘n’ mobsters thriller Gangster Squad, featuring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, and Giovanni Ribisi, have been released.

The new film from director Ruben Fleischer is based on a La Times article written by Paul Lieberman titled “Tales From the Gangster Squad”.

Additional cast include Michael Pena (30 Minutes or Less), Robert Patrick (Flags of Our Fathers), Nick Nolte (48 Hrs, Cape Fear, The Good Thief ), and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker).

After a delayed release post-Colorado shooting, Gangster Squad is finally coming out on January 11th, 2013.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and—if he has his way—every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, »

- Allan Ford

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The Canyons movie trailer with Lindsay Lohan reminds of Grindhouse and equally as painful

9 October 2012 11:05 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The new trailer for The Canyons, starring Lindsay Lohan has arrived. This may have worked in Robert Rodriguez' Grindhouse, but here, it's just nauseating to watch. I know what they're going for, but when you see this effect applied over modern-day environment, it just doesn't sit right. The thriller directed by Paul Schrader, known for The Walker, Affliction, Touch and classics like American Gigolo and Patty Hearst, also includes Nolan Gerard Funk, Gus Van Sant, James Deen, Amanda Brooks, Tenille Houston, Lauren Shacher and Jarod Einsohn. Brett Easton Ellis (The Informers) scripts with a story focusing on youth, glamor and sex in Los Angeles, circa 2012. This is a teaser, so hopefully the next trailer will be better than what we've seen. »

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The Canyons movie trailer with Lindsay Lohan reminds of Grindhouse and equally as painful

9 October 2012 11:05 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The new trailer for The Canyons, starring Lindsay Lohan has arrived. This may have worked in Robert Rodriguez' Grindhouse, but here, it's just nauseating to watch. I know what they're going for, but when you see this effect applied over modern-day environment, it just doesn't sit right. The thriller directed by Paul Schrader, known for The Walker, Affliction, Touch and classics like American Gigolo and Patty Hearst, also includes Nolan Gerard Funk, Gus Van Sant, James Deen, Amanda Brooks, Tenille Houston, Lauren Shacher and Jarod Einsohn. Brett Easton Ellis (The Informers) scripts with a story focusing on youth, glamor and sex in Los Angeles, circa 2012. This is a teaser, so hopefully the next trailer will be better than what we've seen. »

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The Canyons Teaser Trailer Features Lindsay Lohan and James Deen

8 October 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

A new teaser trailer for the upcoming The Canyons is now online at the film's official Facebook page and you can check it out in the player below. James Deen and Lindsay Lohan star in the Hollywood contemporary thriller from author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis ( Less Than Zero , American Psycho ) and director Paul Schrader ( Auto-Focus , Affliction ). The film follows five twenty-somethings' quest for power, love, sex and success in 2012 Hollywood. Nolan Funk, Amanda Brooks and Lauren Schacher also star. »

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Fifty Shades of Grey movie leaves Bret Easton Ellis off writers shortlist

8 August 2012 4:28 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Studio planning adaptation of El James's erotic bestseller omits cult novelist from shortlist of four screenwriters

Universal, the studio planning a big screen adaptation of knee-trembling phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey, is considering four writers, according to the Hollywood Reporter. They include a tried and tested screenwriter for Disney, a graduate of successful Us crime series The Killing and a writer on the cancelled sci fi show Terra Nova. Disappointingly for fans of cult novelist Bret Easton Ellis, who has been furiously touting himself for the job via Twitter, executives at Universal appear to have ignored his charms.

The four writers on the shortlist for Fifty Shades of Grey, based on El James' bestselling "spankbuster", are Dan Fogelman, Veena Sud, Karen Croner and Kelly Marcel. Croner wrote Cars 2, last year's animated Pixar sequel, while Sud successfully adapted The Killing from its origins as The Crime on Danish TV. Croner »

- Ben Child

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Teaser trailer for Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis' The Canyons is definitely a tease

24 July 2012 5:56 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Two powerhouse talents, director Paul Schrader (Affliction, Light Sleeper) and author Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, The Rules Of Attraction), are currently filming Ellis' original script for The Canyons, starring Lindsay Lohan and male porn star James Deen.  Today, they've unveiled a specially shot teaser for the film, which is kind of like a travelogue video of Los Angeles.  Still, it's well shot and features good use of the song "Coming Down" by the Dum Dum Girls. Come out »

- Paul Shirey

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‘The Canyons’ Teaser Trailer And Poster

19 July 2012 3:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This is kind of a bizarre teaser for The Canyons, but let’s roll with it. The Canyons stars Lindsay Lohan as a member of a group of twentysomethings and their lives of drugs, sex and crime in Los Angeles. The title suggests it’s the deep dark parts of Los Angeles ignored by shows such as The Hills. The film is directed by Paul Schrader, the man behind Affliction (1997). Novelist Brett Easton Ellis has written the screenplay, which will go some way to cluing you in to what kind of content to expect. Most interesting of all is Lohan’s co-star James Deen, who is best known as an adult film star in the likes of ‘Anal Fanatic 3′, ‘Kung Fu Pussy’ and ‘Ass Worship 13′.

Here’s the trailer. However, it only shows scenes around La. No footage of the actual film, actors or anything of interest.

The Canyons is »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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'You do your best work when you're scared'

4 July 2012 4:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He has played goodies, baddies, creeps and goblins. But Willem Dafoe's latest film posed new challenges. He talks to Steve Rose about his hits, his flops – and the perils of skinning a wallaby

It is a perennial paradox. Studios spend vast sums of money bringing together the efforts of hundreds of skilled technicians, well-drilled actors and extras – yet cinema is often at its most compelling when simply showing an individual silently going about their business. There are countless examples: James Stewart stalking Kim Novak in Vertigo, David Hemmings poring over his prints in Blow-Up, Daniel Day-Lewis scrabbling underground in There Will Be Blood. We tend not to regard "just doing stuff" as acting – but perhaps making it all so absorbing is actually the hallmark of a great actor.

In his new movie The Hunter, released tomorrow, Willem Dafoe does "stuff" very well. His character is searching for the last Tasmanian tiger, »

- Steve Rose

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Lindsay Lohan and James Deen Head to The Canyons

12 June 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Canyons is moving forward with James Deen and Lindsay Lohan signing on to play the lead. Author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis ( Less Than Zero , American Psycho ) tweeted the news himself with confirmation that the project will enter production next month. "I am beyond thrilled that James Deen and Lindsay Lohan will be playing the parts of Christian and Tara," he writes. "...Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it." To be directed by Paul Schrader ( Auto-Focus , Affliction ), The Canyons is described as a contemporary thriller that documents five twenty-somethings' quest for power, love, sex and success in 2012 Hollywood. Deen, who Ellis has long-championed for the »

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Supporting Actors: The Overlooked and Underrated (part 4 of 5)

26 May 2012 7:49 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Tom Noonan as Francis Dollarhyde in Manhunter (Michael Mann, 1986, USA):

Noonan is absolutely incredible as a serial murderer in this underrated adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon. With all respect to the talented but miscast actors involved in Brett Ratner’s 2002 adaptation Red Dragon (USA), with the exception of Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, the acting in this earlier, superior version of the book exists on a much higher level. Most notably, there’s nothing resembling a comparison between Noonan’s Francis Dollarhyde and Ralph Fiennes’ interpretation. This role is by far Noonan’s finest film work to date and should not be missed.

Other notable Tom Noonan performances: Phoenix (Danny Cannon, 1998, USA).

Christopher Walken as Brad Whitewood Sr.in At Close Range (James Foley, 1986, USA):

Having once described his role in this film as “the hillbilly Lucifer”, Walken is incredible as a rural crime boss bringing his son, »

- Terek Puckett

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And The Oscar Goes To ... Someone Who Didn't Deserve It.

23 February 2012 11:59 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

It still provides a chuckle

The history of The Academy Awards is littered with strange and inexplicable happenings: Revealed shortcomings, spontaneous pushups, "The winner is Paul Newman," Sandahl Bergman's interpretive dance to "Eye Of The Tiger" (admittedly, one of the highlights of my life).

And of course ... Snow White rolling on the river.

But aside from the odd ceremony moments, and the fashion drama on the red carpet, it's the Oscar errors in judgment that we remember the most.

A few weeks ago we discussed the Oscar nomination Sins Of Omission, so let's now take a look at the performers who actually won, and how The Academy still blew it.

The 2005 nominees for Best Actor were:

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote

Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain

David Strathairn in Good Night and Good Luck

Terrence Howard in Hustle & Flow

Joaquin Phoenix in Walk The Line

And The Oscar Went »

- snicks

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The Extra List: 2012 Best Supporting Actor Nominees

21 February 2012 3:08 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Extra" takes a closer look at this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Supporting Actor: Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hill, Nick Nolte, Christopher Plummer and Max von Sydow.

The Extra List: 2012 Best Actress Nominees

The Extra List: 2012 Best Actor Nominees

Best Supporting Actor Nominees 2012: Did You Know?Kenneth Branagh

Nominated for: "My Week with Marilyn"Award-Worthy: Branagh has been all over the Oscar nomination map, receiving his fifth nom this year. He received a Best »

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Nick Nolte: Oscar Luncheon 2012

7 February 2012 11:55 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

The Nick Nolte movie that earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination this year was Gavin O'Connor's Warrior. In the photo, Nolte, among whose movies are The Deep, 48 Hrs., Hotel Rwanda, and Arthur, is seen at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscar Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday, February 6, 2012. Meryl Streep can be seen applauding him in the — upper left — background. Nolte, by the way, turns 71 on Feb. 8. (Photo: Greg Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.) Nick Nolte Nick Nolte has two previous Academy Award nominations, both in the Best Actor category. His first was for the Barbra Streisand-directed melodrama Prince of Tides (1991), in which he plays a highly dysfunctional man with a troubled family history. Streisand is his therapist. Nolte's second Oscar nod was for Paul Schrader's Affliction (1998), in which he plays a highly dysfunctional man with a troubled family history. »

- Zac Gille

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They wuz robbed

2 February 2012 4:57 PM, PST | blogs.suntimes.com/ebert | See recent Roger Ebert's Blog news »

Of course, no one is really robbed of an Academy Award nomination. It's a gift; not a right. The balloting procedure is conducted honestly and reflects a collective opinion, which was demonstrated this year when the Academy voters had the curiosity to seek out Demian Bichir for best actor for his deeply convincing performance as a Mexican gardener in Los Angeles in "A Better Life." He wasn't on my mental list of possible candidates, but when I heard the name, I thought, "Of course! Good thinking!"

Does it therefore follow that in the best actor category, Bichir "robbed" Michael Shannon of "Take Shelter," Ryan Gosling of "Drive" or Michael Fassbender of "Shame"? It does not, even though those performances were so good. There were no unworthy nominees for best actor. But let me also point out that none of the five nominees was as electrifying as the three who were "robbed. »

- Roger Ebert

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Best Supporting Actor: It's Old-Timer's Day at the Oscar Nominations

24 January 2012 10:22 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

To be cited for Best Supporting Actor among this morning's Oscar nominations, it helped to have not just a SAG card, but also an Aarp card. The average age of the nominees in the category is 63, and that's with 28-year-old "Moneyball" co-star Jonah Hill (the only nominee under 50) weighed in. Without Hill, the average age rises to 71. Two of the nominees (Christopher Plummer of "Beginners" and Max Von Sydow of "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close") are 82; another, Nick Nolte of "Warrior," is 70. Aside from Hill, "My Week With Marilyn" co-star Kenneth Branagh is a relative whippersnapper at 51. It has been at least a decade since the Best Supporting Actor category was such a celebration of venerable talents. Hill looks like the odd man out here, not just because he's 1/3 the age of Plummer and Von Sydow, but also because he's the lone comedian in a group of generally serious thespians »

- Gary Susman

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2012 Oscar Predictions Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Albert Brooks, Viggo Mortensen

23 January 2012 1:29 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Goran Visnjic, Christopher Plummer, Beginners This is the first part of our last-minute Oscar 2012 predictions, beginning with the Best Supporting Actor category. The 2012 Academy Award nominations will be announced early morning Tuesday, Jan. 24. Surprisingly, the only Best Supporting Actor shoo-in this late in the game is veteran Christopher Plummer (the captain who romanced Julie Andrews in Robert Wise's The Sound of Music) for playing Ewan McGregor's gay father in Mike Mills' Beginners. Plummer has already won a Golden Globe, a series of critics' awards, and is up for a SAG Award. Following a whole slew of North American critics' awards, Albert Brooks should have been a shoo-in as well for his nasty gangster in Nicolas Winding Refn's thriller Drive. Brooks, however, has been left out of both the SAG Awards and the British Academy Awards. In other words, his Oscar nomination has become less of a sure thing. »

- Steve Montgomery

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