10 items from 2013
Director: Mukunda Michael Dewil
Running Time: 82 Minutes
Synopsis: A foreign traveler (Walker) unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.
Special Features: Making Of, Trailer
Seeing Paul Walker behind the wheel of a car for yet another action ‘vehicle’ doesn’t come as a surprise when you consider his signature roles in the Fast & Furious franchise and films like Joyride (aka Road Kill). He’s obviously comfortable in cruise-control and has rarely tasted success outside the fast-paced genre. He’s always appeared as a likeable chap (I personally have a soft spot for his dark modern fairytale Running Scared) and can pretty much pull off those types of roles with his eyes closed without really flexing his acting chops. Something I’ve never seen him do since his small supporting role in Gary Ross’ loveable Pleasantville. »
- Craig Hunter
Blu-ray Release Date: July 23, 2013
Price: Blu-ray $39.95
Suburban Connecticut, 1973: While Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook” speech drones from the TV, the Hood and Carver families try to navigate a Thanksgiving break simmering with unspoken resentment, sexual tension, and cultural confusion.
With a remarkable sense of clarity, subtlety and, surprisingly, humor, Lee’s renders the novel as a trenchant, tragic cinematic portrait of lost souls.
The film features a fine cast of established actors, including Kevin Kline (The Extra man), Joan Allen (Pleasantville), Sigourney Weaver (Paul), and rising stars Tobey Maguire (The Cider House Rules), Christina Ricci (Bel Ami), Elijah Wood (The »
Shelton popped up on the AMC series as Joan's friend Kate, who surprised everyone's favorite ginger and took her out for a psychedelic evening. The veteran actress has had parts in a variety of TV and film projects, including "Pleasantville," "Sugar & Spice," "Never Been Kissed," and "The Sandlot," where she played lifeguard Wendy Peffercorn, the object of desire for many of the young boys.
"Mad Men" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. Et on AMC.
- Chris Harnick
“Michael [Mann] is the most meticulous director I have ever worked with to the point of obsession,” states William Goldenberg who has collaborated with Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone, Argo), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) and Michael Bay (Transformers: Dark of the Moon). “When we did The Insider  we shot in almost every location where the actual event happened. He would want to make sure down to what tie, ring or watch the actors had on; it is complete authenticity at any price.” Goldenberg is impressed by the ability of Mann to have the stamina and wherewithal to write and director while still having the energy to pay attention to detail. “When Michael watches dailies he sits with a tape or digital »
Having heard a little yesterday from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick about their as-yet-unfilmed Deadpool screenplay, the Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation scribes have now spoken about another comic book adaptation which is yet to see the light of day by offering up some details on a script they wrote for Sony's long-in-development Spider-Man spin-off Venom.
"We did [write a Venom script]," Wernick tells Collider. "A long time ago, and it likely will not become a movie in that form. Too many things have happened in between now and then and different people have been involved, and it’s just likely not to happen in the form that we wrote it, unfortunately."
Rheese described their version of Venom as "a realistic, grounded, a little more dark take on the character" (which seems to be par for the course with comic book adaptations these days), with Wernick adding that "it was definitely kind of dark and soul search-y. »
- Flickering Myth
Like a whole heck of a lot of people, I love Tina Fey. I love her so much, in fact, that I’m going to see Admission this weekend even though the movie doesn’t personally appeal to me. Fey is one of the few people on my list of stars that I’ll go to see in absolutely anything. Happily, Fey’s Admission co-star, World’s Most Likable Person Paul Rudd, also makes that list. Regardless of the story, I simply like watching the two of them onscreen together.
The other actress that I will support, regardless of the film, »
- Erin Strecker
I often struggle to remember what Paul Walker’s done outside the Fast & Furious franchise. He briefly appeared in one of my 90s all-time favourites in the form of Gary Ross’ fantasy fable, Pleasantville and he did headline the underrated, brutally twisted modern fairytale, Running Scared. However, we’re going to be seeing a lot more of Walker following his confirmation to lead both Hitman reboot, Agent 47 and a remake of French actioner, District 13 (which will be re-titled Brick Mansions). Not forgetting the anticipated Fast & Furious 6.
He also headlines fast-paced thriller, Vehicle 19, as a foreign traveller who unknowingly picks up a rental car that will see him connected to a web of corrupt local police. Mukunda Michael Dewil wrote and directed the South African-set film and here we have the latest trailer and as well as a bunch of posters. It’s expected to hit later this year. »
- Craig Hunter
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will present “Oscar’s Docs, 1955–2002: American Stories” from February 2 through February 14 at MoMA in New York City. This annual collaboration highlights Oscar®–winning and nominated short and feature-length documentary films that explore the history, culture and politics of the United States. All prints are from the Academy Film Archive’s collection. The filmmakers will be present at several screenings (visit MoMA.org for details).
The schedule is as follows:
Sat., Feb. 2, 2 p.m.
American Dream (1990)
Barbara Kopple. This stirring film depicts the effects of a mid-1980s strike by the workers of a Hormel meatpacking plant in Austin, Minnesota. 98 min.
Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m.
- Michelle McCue
Related: Oscars: 85th Academy Award Nominations The six-part video series Behind The Ballot that launched today on Oscar.com features panels of experts breaking down what Oscar voters look for in contenders for Production Design, Cinematography, Makeup & Hairstyling, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Costume Design. In the seemingly endless chatter about the marquee categories during an awards season that seems to get longer every year, it’s a refreshing initiative that shines a light on the behind-the-scenes folks that form the backbone of the year’s best movies. A new video will debut each week — the lead-off panel is Cinematography, which features a chat with DPs Daryn Okada, Theo van de Sande and Mandy Walker (check it out below). Here’s the full lineup announced today by the Academy: Production Design: Scott Chambliss, “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Star Trek,” “Mission: Impossible III” Alex McDowell, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Minority Report, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
For Oscar fans that just can’t seem to win their Oscar ballot pool because of that one craft category, Oscar.com today launched “Behind The Ballot,” a six-part video series that explores how Academy members view and ultimately determine who’ll win Oscars for Production Design, Cinematography, Makeup and Hairstyling, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Costume Design. Hosted by Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher, Anthony Breznican and Adam Vary, each episode, shot in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library, features a panel of experts discussing what it takes to be a strong contender in each category. A new video will debut each week for the next five weeks on www.oscar.com, as well as on the official Oscars app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire devices. Link to embeddable video file: http://oscar.go.com/video/PL55161146/_m_VD55266156 Expert »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Hollywood News Team)
10 items from 2013
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