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Looking Back at the Film Class of 1999

2 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Back in 1999, I was a teenage film geek sneaking into R-rated movies. Without question, one of the titles I saw that year which left a lasting impression was The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), the superb adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's psychological thriller novel starring Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow. The camera moves, performances, costumes, cinematography -- all of it took me on a cinematic journey I had not experienced until then. However, that movie was only a taste of the varied class of movies that made up 1999 at the cinema.

From edgy comedies like Election (1999), to haunting dramas like The Virgin Suicides (1999) (pictured at top), the lead up to the millenium brought forth a year full of one celluloid gem after another. In honor of the Alamo Drafthouse's 12-week tribute to 1999, which runs through mid-December, I thought I'd revisit the year in question and examine how such a vibrant burst of »

- Frank Calvillo

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Cate Blanchett Covers "Porter"

1 December 2014 5:44 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of Australian actress Cate Blanchett ("The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies") in the November 2014 issue of "Porter Magazine", photographed by Ryan McGinley:

Blanchett has won two 'Academy Awards', three 'Screen Actors Guild Awards', three 'Golden Globe Awards' and three 'BAFTA Awards'. 

She was also appointed 'Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters' by the French government in 2012. 

Blanchett first gained  international attention for her role as 'Elizabeth I of England' in director Shekhar Kapur's 1998 film "Elizabeth", followed by her portrayal of 'Katharine Hepburn' in Martin Scorsese's 2004 film, "The Aviator".

In 2013, she starred as 'Jasmine Francis' in director Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine".

Blanchett's other notable films include "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999), Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001–03) and "The Hobbit" trilogy (2012–14), "Veronica Guerin" (2003), "Babel" (2006), "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008), and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button »

- Michael Stevens

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Netflix Is Dropping These Movies From Streaming on December 1st

28 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh away.

While everyone's favorite subscription streaming service is adding a ton of awesome movies and TV shows in December, it's also yanking a huge list of popular titles from its library. Below is said list. I'm especially sad to see "Dirty Dancing" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley" go. Those movies are the sh...

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Movies Being Dropped by Netflix on December 1st

"1941" (1979)

"The Apostle" (1997)

"Audrey Rose" (1977)

"The Believers" (1987)

"Better than Chocolate" (1999)

"Blood & Chocolate" (2007)

"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" (2008)

"Chaplin" (1992)

"The Choirboys" (1977)

"The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County" (1970)

"Coffee and Cigarettes" (2003)

"The Cold Light of Day" (1996)

"The Constant Gardener" (2005)

"Count Yorga, Vampire" (1970)

"Cry-Baby" (1990)

"Dirty Dancing" (1987)

"Double Indemnity" (1944)

"En la Cama" (2005)

"Event Horizon" (1997)

"Eye for an Eye" (1996)

"Fairy Tale: A True Story" (1997)

"First Knight" (1995)

"Five Easy Pieces" (1970)

"Foreign Student" (1994)

"Free Men" (2011)

"Funny Lady" (1975)

"The Ghost and Mrs Muir" (1947)

"The Girl from Petrovka »

- Tim Hayne

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Eddie Marsan Is A Blunderer

24 November 2014 4:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As announced last May, Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel are about to star in an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's murder mystery novel The Blunderer. Now, with shooting just underway, it's been revealed that they've been joined by Eddie Marsan. Haley Bennett is also in the cast of the film, under the watchful eye of director Andy Goddard (Set Fire To The Stars).The film is actually currently without a title, but we'll stick with The Blunderer until a replacement turns up. Highsmith's novel was first published in 1953, in between Strangers On A Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. It involves successful architect Walter Stackhouse (Wilson), who's struggling in his marriage to the neurotic Clara (Biel) and finds his amorous attentions turning to music teacher Ellie.As his personal life unravels in various ways, he becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder. Digging deeper into the case, he comes to the »

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Eddie Marsan Joins Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel in Murder Mystery Movie

24 November 2014 11:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Eddie Marsan (“Ray Donovan”) has joined the cast of an untitled murder mystery opposite Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel and Haley Bennett.

The project was unveiled at Cannes with Sierra/Affinity handling international sales and CAA overseeing the sale of the project domestically. The film has started production in Cincinnati.

Andy Goddard, who helmed the third season finale of “Downton Abbey,” is directing. He’s been attached to the project — formerly known as “The Blunderer” — since early last year. It’s based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel “The Blunderer.”

Producers are Killer FilmsChristine Vachon and David Hinojosa, along with Ted Hope and Sierra Pictures, which is also financing with 120dB Films and Electric Shadow.

Susan Boyd adapted the 1954 novel, which Highsmith wrote in between “Strangers on a Train” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”

Highsmith’s novel is centered on a successful and handsome man (Wilson) who seems to have it »

- Dave McNary

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The 'Black Sea' poster dredges up all the right '90s thriller memories

6 November 2014 11:41 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It takes a high-brow director to deliver quality low-brow entertainment. Just look at thrillers from the 1990s. Say what you will about John McTiernan, but the man knew character as well as he knew action. "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger" Philip Noyce balanced out his action resume with movies like "Rabbit Proof Fence" and the upcoming "American Pastoral." And Martin Scorsese, David Cronenberg, and Richard Donner shot some of the best genre movies of that decade. So it gives me great hope that Kevin MacDonald, seasoned documentarian and occasionally solid narrative filmmaker ("The Last King of Scotland, "How I Live Now"), can turn the upcoming "Black Sea" into a down-and-dirty thriller a la the best of the '90s. Early glimpses at the film point to something along those lines. Following the submarine thriller’s intriguing, just-the-right-amount-of-silly trailer, a new poster for "Black Sea" arrives with all the right vibes. »

- Matt Patches

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Lkff 2014: Thn Interviews Kim Seong Hun Concerning ‘A Hard Day’

2 November 2014 3:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

One of the highlights of last month’s London Film Festival was the dark and funny Korean thriller, A Hard Day. The film will soon be screening at the London Korean Film Festival, and we got the opportunity to sit down with the film’s director, Kim Seong Hun. Here he discusses making the film and the possibility of an English language remake. You can find our 4 star review of this brilliantly twisted comedy here.

In the history of cinema, from Akira Kurosawa’s Stray Dog, Insomnia and the Christopher Nolan remake, and now A Hard Day, it seems as though cinema always wants to give a police officer a tough time. I was wondering how you went about creating your script.

To be honest the police itself wasn’t really the focus of my intentions or my purpose. I selected this job because fundamentally at the heart if every »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Podcast: Reviewing 'Fury' and 'Best of Me', More DC Movies & Inarritu's Superhero Smackdown

17 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

On today's episode we have a pair of reviews with the new Brad Pitt, World War II drama Fury as well as the new Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. On top of that we discuss Warner Bros/' big announcement of DC Comics movies, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's comments on superhero movies, Neil Patrick Harris hosting the Oscars and much more. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. »

- Brad Brevet

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Entertainment Geekly: Which movie from 1999 has aged most poorly?

10 October 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It's been 15 years since 1999, because that's how time works. 1999 is generally considered a great year for movies. Transformative, even: A diverse array of films, directed by a fleet of up-and-coming filmmakers, all arriving at the multiplex back when cable was lame enough and the internet was slow enough to make the multiplex a place that mattered. If you happened to be young in 1999—or young-ish—it was possible to feel like you were seeing the entire cinematic art form evolve in front of you. Fifteen years ago this month was Three Kings and Fight Club and Being John Malkovich, instant-cult »

- Darren Franich

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Here's a Necessary Reminder of Matt Damon's Most Infamous Shirtless Scene

8 October 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Matt Damon rings in his 44th birthday today, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than by looking at one particularly memorable moment in Matt's body of work - his infamous yellow swimsuit scene in 1999's The Talented Mr. Ripley. Yes, Matt's onscreen persona, Tom Ripley, was more disturbing and creepy than hot, but it was hard to not take notice of the then-28-year-old Matt when he strutted his stuff on an Italian beach in nothing but a neon yellow speedo and a pair of shoes. Keep reading to see the best Gif moments involving Matt's itty-bitty swimsuit, and be sure to check out the actor's funniest moments over the years! »

- Maria-Mercedes-Lara

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Matt Damon Sure Knows How to Celebrate Getting Older

8 October 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Matt Damon turned 44 on Wednesday, but he got a head start on celebrating the occasion on Tuesday night. He and his wife, Luciana, marked the big day with dinner at Madeo's in La. Matt was all smiles as he made his way into the restaurant and kept the grin on his face after the meal as he headed back to his car with Luciana. The birthday boy picked up a few gifts during the party and left holding a Diana F Instant Camera and a donkey piñata that was decorated with devil horns and a black mask. Clearly Matt has a sense of humor about getting older, which should come as no surprise, since he's already proven to be hilarious with his many Jimmy Kimmel pranks, Matthew McConaughey impressions, and self-deprecating speeches in the past. One thing that might surprise you, though, is this look back at Matt shirtless in »

- Lauren-Turner

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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Who wins, then and now?

3 October 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Ever since they wrote Good Will Hunting 18 years ago, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been one of Hollywood's most well-known bromances. But no bromance is complete without some healthy competition, which is why we've gone back through the years since their first Oscar win and looked at their careers. With Samantha Highfill representing Matt Damon in one corner, and Joshua Rivera representing Ben Affleck in the other, here's how the fight breaks down: 1997 Damon: Good Will Hunting Sure, both Damon and Affleck won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but only one of them was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor, »

- EW staff

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Why Kirsten Dunst Called Her Latest Role "Dorky"

2 October 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen admit they both play characters who are "a little dorky" in their new thriller Two Faces of January. We caught up with the pair at a recent press day in New York City to chat about the film, an adaptation of a book written by The Talented Mr. Ripley's creator Patricia Highsmith. Making the movie, which is in theaters and on demand now, brought Kirsten and Viggo close together - but find out if they ever plan work together again! »

- Allie-Merriam

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Why Kirsten Dunst Called Her Latest Role "Dorky"

2 October 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen admit they both play characters who are "a little dorky" in their new thriller Two Faces of January. We caught up with the pair at a recent press day in New York City to chat about the film, an adaptation of a book written by The Talented Mr. Ripley's creator Patricia Highsmith. Making the movie, which is in theaters and on demand now, brought Kirsten and Viggo close together - but find out if they ever plan work together again! »

- Allie-Merriam

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Viggo Mortensen explains rooting for the bad guy in 'The Two Faces of January'

26 September 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In The Two Faces of January—a sumptuous adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1964 novel of the same name that opens Friday—Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst portray Chester and Colette MacFarland, a golden couple embarked on a whistle-stop tour of southern Europe’s most glittering capitals.

Exuding wealth, privilege, and a uniquely American post-war pluck, the immaculately turned-out jet-setters’ fortunes grind to an abrupt halt in Athens where they meet an American tour guide named Rydal (Oscar Isaac)—an expat grifter with a straw fedora and palpable lust for Colette.

An accidental murder sets the three on the run together »

- Chris Lee

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Review: The Two Faces of January

25 September 2014 3:58 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: A married couple on the run meet up with a charming young con man and involve him in their dilemma in 1962 Greece. Review: Anyone who yearns for the good old days when thrillers were elegant, subtle and romantic will find themselves thoroughly pleased with The Two Faces Of January, a sumptuous and massively enjoyable suspense yarn based on a Patricia Highsmith novel. As Highsmith also wrote the source material for The Talented Mr. Ripley, this film is likely to draw comparisons to »

- Eric Walkuski

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Competition: Win 'Two Faces of January'

15 September 2014 3:53 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and The Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen make up the central triumvirate of The Two Faces of January (2014), a handsome sixties-set thriller adapted from The Talented Mr. Ripley scribe Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same name by Hossein Amini, who makes his directorial debut. To celebrate the eagerly anticipated DVD and Blu-ray release of The Two Faces of January this coming Monday (15 September), we have Three Blu-ray copies of Amini's film to give away, kindly provided by the fine folk at StudioCanal. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

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Review: The Two Faces of January

5 September 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Michael Cusumano here to review the latest stylistic throwback based on the writing of Patricia Highsmith.

When people gripe “They don’t make ‘em like they used to” films like Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces of January are the kind of movie they mean. It’s adapted from the work of an acclaimed novelist whose books were the source of such beloved films as The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train. It features big stars in sumptuous foreign locales. It is made with a careful attention to detail. It doesn’t dumb things down or clutter the plot up with needless action. It is fair to say I was primed to love this movie, yet it never quite jolts to life. At some point my investment in the story passed from suspense to impatience. It never went so far as indifference, but I was pretty far from the edge of my seat. »

- Michael C.

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The Stars – September 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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Alexandre Aja to Direct The 9th Life of Louis Drax, Starring Jamie Dornan

27 August 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

From the revenge-via-circular-saw High Tension to the skin-shredding Piranha remake, director Alexandre Aja has memorably dunked past pictures in the blood bucket. But with his adaptation of author Joe Hill’s novel, Horns, coming out this Halloween, Aja has just signed on to helm another book-to-screen project that’s more psychological thriller than bloodbath: The 9th Life of Louis Drax.

Based on the 2004 novel by Liz Jensen that follows a boy plagued by violent occurrences, The 9th Life of Louis Drax will star actor Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall) as Dr. Allan Pascal, who tries to figure out the mysteries surrounding 9-year-old Louis Drax’s near-fatal accident. Aja will direct off a script by first-time scribe Max Minghella (who co-stars in Horns). Shooting on the Miramax film is set to begin this October in Vancouver, Canada. We have the official press release with full details below.

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- Derek Anderson

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