12 items from 2014
We're getting closer, kids! Pretty soon Tom Six's The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence will be slithering our way, but for now Entertainment Weekly scored the first official image from the film featuring the two big bads taking a stroll!
Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables), Tommy “Tiny” Lister (Friday, The Fifth Element), and former porn actress (and one of Charlie Sheen's "goddesses") Bree Olson will join returning villains Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey, Robert Lasardo, and the series’ writer-director Tom Six in the production.
“Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey play very different characters that will put Dr. Heiter and Martin in the shade,” Six tells the EW. “They are both brilliant actors with their own style. Laurence played a mute in Part 2; now he is a smart guy with a whole lot of dialog. Dieter played a cold, restrained doctor in Part 1; now he is a loud, »
- Uncle Creepy
Call the Midwife easily won the Sunday ratings once again last night, according to overnight data.
BBC One's recently-renewed drama climbed to 8.95 million (32.9%) at 8pm. The Musketeers continued by dipping 100,000 to 4.40m (18.9%) at 9pm.
Earlier, Blandings attracted 3.75m (17.2%) at 6.30pm, followed by Countryfile with 6.76m (28.7%) at 7pm.
ITV's Dancing on Ice semi-final dropped around 400k to 5.02m (24.2%) at 6.15pm (245k/1.0% on +1). The results show brought in 4.23m (17.5%) at 8.30pm (254k/1.1%).
Mr Selfridge climbed from last week to 4.50m (18.1%) at 9pm (259k/1.6%), while All-Star Family Fortunes entertained 4.36m (16.9%) at 7.45pm (163k/0.6%).
Channel 4's Fish Fight with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall interested 788k (3.3%) at 7pm (141k/0.5%). Time Team appealed to 952k (3.5%) at 8pm (185k/0.8%), while Angelina Jolie film Salt thrilled 1.18m (6.0%) at 9pm (229k/1.9%).
On Channel 5, Bruce Willis »
French filmmaker Luc Besson used to make arty entertainments that came packaged with an element of exploitative sizzle (things like the endlessly remade "La Femme Nikita" and "The Fifth Element," which was like a European comic book version of "Star Wars"). At some point, though, his interest in directing faded, his personal output became sporadic and scattershot, and instead he refashioned himself as a kind of European Roger Corman, co-writing and producing a slew of trashy thrillers that had marginally more sheen and complexity than your average direct-to-cable premiere. "3 Days to Kill" is the latest feature to emerge from the Besson hit factory, and is one of the filmmaker's better productions, mostly because he seems to have found a kindred spirit in director McG, who has overseen a number of junky guilty pleasures himself."3 Days to Kill" opens with a clandestine CIA mission that is staged clumsily, with a number »
- Drew Taylor
Gary Oldman has had a career spanning more than three decades, so it’s no surprise that he knows a thing or two about roles requiring heavy make-up — think of “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” “The Fifth Element” and “Hannibal,” to name but several famous parts that obliged hours of pre-filming cosmetic submission on his part. Of course, appearing in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” films, opposite Christian Bale, Oldman has also had the experience of being the guy in a superhero movie who wasn’t consigned to restrictive full-body suits and otherwise cumbersome latex, forced to stand in a makeshift icebox between shots or slink off behind a screen to pee in a bottle. It was [ Read More ]
The trailer for Brick Mansions, an action/thriller starring the late Paul Walker has just debuted online. The film is a remake of the 2004 French hit District B13. The original, as well as this remake, comes from producer Luc Besson who was involved in such films as The Fifth Element, Taken, The Transporter and the upcoming 3 Days to Kill. […]
- Andrew Shuster
R.I.P. Shirley Temple Black has died at her home in Woodside, California, at the age of 85, reports the New York Times. Born in Santa Monica, California, on April 23, 1928, Shirley Jane Temple began taking dance lessons at the age of three and appeared in her first movie at the age of four. Her first significant role came in 1934, when she was chosen to star in Stand Up and Cheer. She was signed to a year-long contract with Fox based on her performance in that movie and a string of feel-good song-and-dance movies followed. Notes Black in her 1988 autobiography Child Star:
People in the Depression wanted something to cheer them up, and they fell in love with a dog, Rin Tin Tin, and a little girl.
Temple received an honorary Academy Award at the age of six and was the most popular movie star in the U.S. from 1935 to »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
Paul Walker’s last movie, Brick Mansions, is scheduled for an April 25, 2015 release according to Relativity Media. Earth to Echo, Relativity’s sci-fi adventure collaboration with Disney was originally pegged to this date, but has now been rescheduled for a July 2, 2014 arrival in theaters. Brick Mansions features Walker and Wu-Tang Clan founding member RZA, along with Parkour dynamo David Belle and Catalina Denis. An English-language remake of EuropaCorp’s French actioner Banlieue 13 (District B13), the story follows Walker as an undercover police officer who ventures into the dystopian urban wilds of a future Detroit, tasked with the mission of disarming a neutron bomb set to detonate in a tenement named Brick Mansions. Produced by The Fifth Element and Taken 2 director Luc Besson, who also wrote and co-produced the French original, Brick Mansions will also feature the directorial debut of Camille Delamarre. Delamarre has worked closely with Besson in the past, as »
- Dustin Hucks
Interview Ryan Lambie 7 Feb 2014 - 06:09
Gary Oldman: quite possibly the finest actor of his generation. A charismatic force of nature, capable of blazing through the screen as a central villain (like killer cop Norman Stansfield in Leon), or even in relatively small roles, like the bizarre Drexl Spivey in True Romance. Then there are the stunning character portrayals, like Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, or Beethoven in Immortal Beloved, or the troubled Jackie Flannery in the little-seen but wonderful State Of Grace.
Typecast for a time, at least in Hollywood, as the go-to villain type - see Air Force One, The Fifth Element or Lost In Space to name three - Oldman has since, as he puts it, "turned the ship around", and »
Feature James Hunt 30 Jan 2014 - 06:25
Comic book movies are solid blockbuster fare now, but there are plenty of adaptations that didn't get the love they deserved...
You might argue that fans of comic book adaptations have had a pretty good decade or so. Between The Avengers movies, the Dark Knight trilogy, and multiple Spider-Man and X-Men films, some of the biggest-grossing action movies of all time have been based on comics. Not bad when you consider that only recently, the medium was considered the preserve of dateless man-children alone.
But here's the thing: not every comic book adaptation lends itself to being a summer tentpole CGI-fest, and just as many get overlooked or forgotten completely by the time the next one comes out. Comic adaptations are coming out thick and fast, and with so much forward momentum it's sometimes worth taking a moment to look back on what's come before. »
Nick Hornby is one of England’s sharpest satirists and his stories of lovelorn men obsessed with sports, status and rock music have made for terrific film adaptations (Fever Pitch, About a Boy, High Fidelity). The movies made from his novels have a terrific mixture of edge and sweetness and his 2005 novel A Long Way Down continues this balance of darkness and light. It is a bleak comedy about four people who attempt suicide on New Year’s Eve on the same roof, but after meeting, decide to stay alive until Valentine’s Day and make a pact to become friends instead.
For those who don’t know, an adaptation of A Long Way Down is heading to cinemas this spring. The suicidal cast of characters includes a TV personality who has fallen from grace (Pierce Brosnan), a failed rocker and pizza boy (Aaron Paul), a single mother of a »
- Jordan Adler
Finally, after four days of seeing movies at the Sundance Film Festival, I have a movie I am obsessed with thinking about. I thought Boyhood and Obvious Child were really good, but The Voices is my movie. Yes, that scares me a little. I root for Ryan Reynolds, and have since Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. Berg was the cool fast talker that I thought (or wished) I was way back when. I remember telling people to watch the show, and declaring that Reynolds would be huge. It's not totally rational, and if I give it a second's thought, I don't truly care if he succeeds in life. Then again, I'm the same guy who thought Luke Perry was going to be a movie star and The Fifth Element was just the start. The Voices is definitely Reynolds' best work and proves...
- Jeff Bayer
I remember the moment I fell out of love with you, Oscars. It wasn't something you did that came between us. It was something you didn't do. And you can probably take solace in the fact that most people wouldn't get upset about it. Heck, they'd probably agree with you. But this was the proverbial straw that broke my back, Oscars. It was the spark that ignited the inferno. It was the, well... you get the idea. Specifically, it was that time you didn't nominate The Fifth Element for a “Best Costume Design” Oscar. I know, I know... it's pretty ridiculous. Of all the rough patches we've overcome, that was the reason I stopped taking you seriously? I know it's going to sound weird, but 1997 was the year I thought we were finally...
- Rick Marshall
12 items from 2014
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners