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Green previously worked at CAA and UTA and represents Matthew Quick (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Jonathan Franzen (“The Corrections”), Chuck Palahniuk (“Fight Club”) and Deborah Harkness (“The Discovery of Witches”). He recently closed a film rights deal with The Weinstein Co. for Quick’s “Every Exquisite Thing.”
The news about Green was first reported by Deadline.com.
- Dave McNary
Writer/director Jonell Rowe calls his new short film a “psychological/dark comedy/drama,” which may be a first for any film that I know of, or at least for a short film. The themes of the film, which was produced by filmmaker Moses Ssebandeke ("The Third Choice"), are, according to the filmmaker, “Zen Buddhism, Hate and The Threat of Death… with the style of the film being a surrealism mix between Fight Club and Black Swan." And if that isn’t deep enough for you, Rowe, who studied at the British performing art school, The Brit School in Croydon, said that he wanted to “explore the theme of hate in a surrealistic setting, that would highlight the damage it »
The true first rule of Fight Club is that you have to start a piece about Fight Club by referencing the “first rule of Fight Club” line. After 15 years, it’s more of an impulse than a cliche, like in the way that boys have an impulse for violence that’s not a stereotype. Anyway, it’s time yet again to talk about Fight Club because one and a half decades gone by calls for another anniversary celebration of David Fincher‘s modern classic. And just as I like to do with all modern classics, I’m commemorating this occasion by recommending relevant older classics (and some not-so-classics) that preceded it. Fight Club is another movie from the 1990s that has been highly influential on what has come after and was highly influenced by what had come before. Unlike Pulp Fiction and others, though, Fincher’s movie doesn’t wear its allusions so obviously. There »
- Christopher Campbell
For some, movies are occasionally too violent, vulgar or plain boring to sit through. Ryan recalls some memorable cinema walk-outs...
For better or worse, there’s nothing quite like watching a movie in the cinema. There’s the sense that you’re all sharing a new experience. The feeling of expectancy when a movie the whole audience has been looking forward to seeing unfolds on the screen. The enjoyment of laughing in unison at a golden comic moment.
On the flip side, there’s the uniquely unpleasant sensation of a person behind you kicking the back of your seat. Or the horrendous human being who can’t resist checking his phone for the duration of a movie, meaning you end up having to ignore an eerie blue glow emanating from the corner of your eye for about 120 minutes.
Memories like these, whether good or bad, are all part of the cinema-going experience, »
Let’s take a minute today to celebrate 15 years since the release of David Fincher’s insomnious, bipolar cult classic, “Fight Club.” Has it really been that long since we first learned how to sell rich women’s asses back to them, to reinvigorate our manhood once the life of an office drone has oppressed it to the point of disappearing, and what the first rule of fight club is? The film's mark on the face of pop culture is indelible, and the debates it continues to incite on masculinity and consumerism are endlessly fascinating. If you’re in the mood for a trip down memory lane, check out this film-synced audio commentary featuring Fincher, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. Or watch Brad Pitt discuss a borderline psychotic prank he played on a friend with the help of Fincher, a few corrupt Mexican officials, and some pent up Y2K paranoia. »
- Tess Hofmann
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Brad Pitt is a doting dad -- and he knows it! The "Fury" star covers the November issue of Details, where he reveals how he ranks himself as a parent to his six kids with wife Angelina Jolie. "I've discovered I don't suck at being a dad," he tells the mag of Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox. The 50-year-old movie veteran is used to his family life playing out in the public eye, too. "My soul was stolen by the camera so long ago, I don't have to think about it anymore," he says, adding, "One definition of freedom is the ability to follow your bliss without being watched, recorded, scrutinized."It's been 15 years since Pitt commanded the screen in "Fight Club" (above left), and he's continued his reign as one of Hollywood's best leading men in films like "Inglorious Basterds" and "Moneyball." However, the actors admits he »
- tooFab Staff
For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at one of Hollywood’s absolute bigger stars. He’s about as A-list as the A-list gets…the name? Well, Brad Pitt of course. Not only is he a movie star with all capital letters (Movie Star!) and a top tier celebrity, he’s also developed into one of the industry’s best and most interesting actors as well. Pitt is the type of star that doesn’t rest on his laurels and often seems to attach himself to challenging material, something that will win the man an acting Oscar one day (he already won his first one last year for helping to produce Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave). As high as he’s soared already, the best could still be to come. Pitt got his noticeable start in the business (after some uncredited acting jobs on »
- Joey Magidson
While promoting "Birdman," Edward Norton spoke about the 15th anniversary of "Fight Club" and revealed that today's movies don't get the praise they deserve, especially from some of the older Hollywood greats, like writer William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, Misery, Chaplin). Norton explained: "I remember reading some interview with the really great screenwriter William Goldman, who definitely has been a part of many great generational films. But I was sort of pissed off by a certain snarkiness that he had about, you know, 'How come no generation has stepped up to make really defining films like those of the sort of 1967 to 1975 era?' And [he] went through the list and almost said like, 'Where are the filmmakers like these people and where are the actors like these people?' And I remember thinking, 'Are you f*cking kidding me? »
Let's break the first rule of "Fight Club" and talk about "Fight Club." In fact, people haven't stopped talking about it since it was released 15 years ago this week, on October 15, 1999.
David Fincher's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's satirical novel, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, continues to fascinate with its portrayal of masculinity in crisis, its cathartic bare-knuckle violence, its anarchic critique of capitalism (and its humanist critique of that critique), and its mind-bending third-act plot twist that throws Norton's entire narration into doubt. It's a movie that makes you feel the same rush the characters feel, then makes you question yourself for enjoying that rush.
Despite endless analysis and late-night dorm-room bull sessions, there's still plenty about "Fight Club" that you may not know, from who almost played Tyler Durden to how they gave Meat Loaf his "bitch tits." Read on, and share these items with your single-serving friends. »
- Gary Susman
Stylish and subversive, filled with dark humor and depictions of brutality that ignited a nationwide debate about violence in the movies, Fight Club was a jolt to the status quo of the studio picture when it came out on October 15, 1999. 15 years after the release of David Fincher’s compelling, controversial masterpiece, it remains heralded as one of the first great films of the 21st century. (Yes, it came out at the end of the 20th century, but the moment it defined lasted well into the 2000s.)
Fight Club was a movie of its moment, with a story, characters and themes that fed into the fear and hysteria of a consumer-driven culture and the emasculated psyche of American society. A decade and a half after its release, some of the references and ideas are dated, but the visceral energy and sharp wit have not blunted one bit. It remains a powerful, »
- Jordan Adler
Honest Trailers have celebrated the 15th anniversary of David Fincher.s iconic exploration of the male psyche by criticizing its every frame - hich is exactly what we.d expect from them. Of course, the fact that Fight Club is widely regarded as one of the best movies of the last 25 years doesn.t mean that it.s above reproach. In fact the above video is a pretty accurate account of what.s so preposterous about the film. Straight off the bat, the grisly voiced narrator makes a point that it.s impossible to disagree with: no one can pronounce Chuck Palahniuk.s surname properly. He also concedes that he is basically going to break the first rule of the film instantly, which of course states, "You do not talk about Fight Club." But, unfortunately for him, there wasn.t anyway that he.d get around that one. It.s »
"Fight Club" is certainly a one-of-a-kind movie, but is it a flawless one? Honest Trailers dissected the '99 Pitt/Norton classic and realized that the premise of the film ends up being pretty hypocritical. We can agree that Helena Bonham Carter is, indeed, foreshadowing her role as the Corpse Bride here. (P.S. The only actor with an Oscar in this movie is Jared Leto. Proceed.) »
- Louis Virtel
The old adage, "they don.t make them like they used to," has become increasing popular over the years, and it clearly pisses Edward Norton off to an extreme degree. Apparently the Fight Club star is fed up with uppity older patrons of Hollywood looking down on recent cinematic glories. He made his declaration of war during a recent discussion with HitFix to promote his upcoming turn in Birdman. After performing his duties, which saw him heap praise on director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and the film.s lead, Michael Keaton, he was reminded that it is the 15th anniversary of the release of Fight Club this week. Norton admitted it was such a film of its moment that he couldn.t help but feel a little "distant" from it now. But he also mentioned that it was part of a stunning 12 months of cinema, and this then led him to »
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- Peter Sciretta
Anthony Stokes on the unfair criticism of Gone Girl…
Every once in a while a movie comes out that not only appeals tremendously to your tastes on a cinematic level but also relates to things going on in your personal life. No, my wife has not gone missing, but Gone Girl’s ambiguous message on marriage spoke to me. I’m also a huge David Fincher fan and think even given his accolades and massive fanbase he’s still underrated as a director. And while Gone Girl is getting good reviews, I’ve been hearing some quite baffling complaints that don’t make sense to me. It’s not a flawless film, but certainly less flawed than other many movies with equal or more accolades.
Most of the negative views on Rotten Tomatoes that caught my attention mention Fincher by name. To be fair a lot of the positive reviews did too, »
- Gary Collinson
The latest episode of Screen Junkies' "Honest Trailers" web-series takes on David Fincher's cult classic film, Fight Club. I hate seeing good movies get torn down, but at least the Screen Junkies do it in a very funny way and with style. I enjoy the sense of humor they bring to their "Honest Trailers," and this latest episode turned out great. I'm sure fans of the movie will get a laugh and what they came up with for this. Here's the short caption that came along with the video.
It's been 15 years since Tyler Durden laid out the rules of Fight Club. Now relive the classic movie about violence, mayhem, and... littering? »
- Joey Paur
Tomorrow will mark the fifteen years since "Fight Club" landed in theaters, stirring up controversy while confirming that David Fincher —coming off "Se7en" and "The Game"— was one of the most risk-taking filmmakers in American cinema. The film was not a huge success at the time, but has since become a cult favorite and one of Fincher's most beloved films. Today, Screen Junkies take on the movie via their Honest Trailer outlet, and they make few nitpicks to the movie. They remind us the 1999 film was coming at the tail end of a decade where guys mired in dull jobs and soul-crushing domestic lives was becoming a common theme. So it wasn't necessarily anything new. And the trailer also reminds us that the allegedly anti-corporate film was financed by a major studio, and launched a spin-off video game and graphic novel sequel among other things. Check it out below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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Did you know Brad Pitt got his start in the industry nearly 30 years ago? And that he’s been eye candy ever since? Just like his varied film roles, Brad’s appearance has evolved over the years. He started out with TV cameos in the late ’80s, with his boyish good looks and enviable hair, and really broke out in 1991′s Thelma & Louise. Then he went for a more rugged style, growing his hair long and experimenting with bleach. From then on, Brad’s career truly picked up with films like Se7en and Fight Club, leading the way to new styles throughout the ’90s
Beards and buzz cuts were all the rage come the ’00s, when Brad was usually arm and arm with Jennifer Aniston (often sporting matching hairdos). Curious mustaches and facial hair crept in during the later half of the aughts, as Brad filmed movies »
- Lauren Elizabeth Thompson
Much of the recent discussion surrounding David Fincher rightfully has to do with his adaptation of Gillian Flynn‘s Gone Girl, currently shaping up to be his biggest domestic hit. Today, however, we’re going back more than a decade to explore his Fight Club follow-up, the contained thriller Panic Room. While it’s inexplicably not yet available on Blu-ray, […] »
- Jordan Raup
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