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In a way, “Gone Girl” could be considered the ultimate David Fincher film — even if it’s far from the director’s best. Ironically, the director’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s tawdry, much-beloved airport novel ends up touching on a great many of his preferred themes and motifs, among them, deception (“The Game”), physical and emotional violence (“Se7en”), media frenzy (“The Social Network”), and the power of the unreliable narrator (“Fight Club”). The result is alternately a black-as-night comedy about a marriage in freefall, a scathing critique of modern true-crime celebrity, and another slick, gloomy thriller in the Fincher wheelhouse — and sometimes it’s all three of these things at once. Read More: 9-Minute Video Tribute To David Fincher Explores Both The Bloody And Beautiful Moments In His Films Throughout “Gone Girl,” Fincher constantly repeats certain shots in the same location, using his doubling — of locations, events, and bits. »
- Nicholas Laskin
The Oscar-nominated producer is attending the festival with his latest film Spotlight.
Golin will attend the festival with his latest feature Spotlight, Tom McCarthy’s story of the titular Boston Globe investigative reporting team who uncovered the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, and a new ‘cyberpunk’ TV series titled Mr. Robot, which stars Christian Slater, Rami Malek and Portia Doubleday.
He will be presented with the award after the festival’s screening of Spotlight on Sept 28.
Golin made his name by co-founding Propaganda Films in 1986, with the company becoming the largest music video and commercial production outfit in the world, launching the careers of Michael Bay and Spike Jonze along the way.
As part of Vma Day, Biebs unspooled the main video for "What Do You Mean?" (you can watch the lyric video here). This one is kind of like David Fincher's The Game, except it's a five-minute music vid about a really cool, intricate date, instead of a 129-minute movie about a really cool, intricate birthday. Also, skateboards and John Leguizamo in place of Michael Douglas and Sean Penn. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
xXx3 is said to be set to start filming in December. xXx3: Vin Diesel reveals that the revival of his other action franchise will kick off shooting in December.
Action star Vin Diesel has announced to the world via his Instagram account that xXx 3 will start shooting in the Phillipines in December.
The film will be the second sequel to xXx, which was released back in 2002, and the Diesel-less sequel xXx: State Of The Union (aka xXx2: The Next Level in the UK), which hit screens with Ice Cube starring in 2005. The new movie, which is rumoured to be titled xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, and will hit cinemas in 2017.
Both of the previous films starred Samuel L. Jackson as Agent Gibbons, an Nsa chief who recruits Xander “XXX” Cage, notorious for his death-defying public stunts, to become a different kind of undercover agent. Asia Argento and »
- Paul Heath
Samuel Brace on why Phase Three of the McU is going to be better than Phase One and Phase Two…
That Marvel will be raising their game for Phase Three may seem obvious but to the uninitiated a slate of films that includes a plethora of new heroes with their own solo movies and attention slowly being taken away from such staple characters as Iron Man and Captain America, the average cinema goer may be left feeling indifferent to what’s coming next. Fear not however because newly announced characters and their accompanying films such as Ant-Man (yes, I am counting Ant-Man as a Phase Three film), Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel and Thanos himself (appearing mainly in the two-part Avengers spectacular that will finish the upcoming phase), among many others means that things are going to get propelled (hopefully) to a whole new level of awesomeness.
Yes Ant-Man, »
- Samuel Brace
In an interview with the Independent published July 8, Michael Douglas—who’s been acting since the 1960s—expressed his feelings about how American actors have changed with the times. “There’s a crisis in young American actors right now,” he told the British publication. “Everyone’s much more image conscious than they are about actually playing the part.” Douglas blames social media for this shift, saying American actors are more concerned with their images than they are about training and honing the craft. “There’s something going on with young American actors—both men and women—because the Brits and Australians are taking many of the best American roles from them,” he added. The actor, best known for “The Game,” “Basic Instinct,” and more, also said that Hollywood’s current stars aren’t masculine enough for today’s film roles—with the exception of two men. “In the U.S. »
The guild released a list of candidates chosen by its nominating committee Friday — including several prominent newcomers to WGA politics such as Zak Penn, Mara Brock Akil and Meredith Stiehm. Candidates can still be nominated for the next month by petition with 50 signatures and a July 23 deadline.
Seventeen candidates are seeking eight board seats, including incumbent Patric Verrone, best known for leading the WGA during the 2007-08 strike, and “Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray. Other incumbents seeking re-election are Carleton Eastlake, Alfredo Barrios Jr., Karen Harris and Ari B. Rubin.
- Dave McNary
Production has begun in Boston on the action comedy Central Intelligence, for New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures. The film, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, will be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, director of the hit comedies “We’re the Millers” and “Dodgeball.”
The story follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.
- Michelle McCue
The Game Of Thrones star and musician on his TV direct hits and misfires
I’ve got one of those boxes that I can record stuff on, which has changed everything. So I’m powering through the latest series of House Of Cards, and also Better Call Saul. I think it’s a really different show to Breaking Bad. In a way, it’s slower. And because it’s based around one character, you really get the sense of the characters building. I always liked Saul Goodman and I like how they’ve developed him within this show.
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- Gwilym Mumford
While ten feature films may not seem like a big filmography to work with, last year saw Daniel Silva pull together a monster seventeen-minute tribute to director David Fincher just before "Gone Girl" opened. And that didn't even include footage from "Alien 3." While Alexandre Gasulla doesn't break the ten-minute mark with this movie, it's no less impactful for its shorter length. Perhaps it's even a bit more complete by including Fincher's debut feature. Read More: Ranked: The Films of David Fincher So yes, “Se7en,” “The Game,” “Fight Club,” “Panic Room,” “Zodiac,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Social Network” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” are also featured in this video tribute which uses a few different musical motifs to highlight Fincher's beautiful and, at times, very bloody work. You probably don't need to be reminded that he's a master at crafting shots, but if you do, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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