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Live UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich v Arsenal
After a 2-0 reverse in the Champions League round-of-16 first leg, Arsenal head to Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena in search of the miraculous: they require a victory by two clear goals here, against the current holders. It looks a mammoth task, though Arsène Wenger's side will draw strength from their last visit to this ground when they achieved that exact result. Manchester City, themselves after an unlikely away victory, face Barcelona tomorrow (7pm, Sky Sports 1). Gwilym Mumford
Douglas Henshall returns as the noble, brooding Scottish island detective in the first of three new two-parters. Tonight, a teenage girl is found dead on a beach, pecked by crows and threatened by the grey tide. »
- Gwilym Mumford, Julia Raeside, Hannah Verdier, Jonathan Wright, Mark Jones, Bim Adewunmi, Rachel Aroesti
The Naughty Dog masterpiece The Last of Us will be getting the big screen treatment courtesy of Screen Gems, who are responsible for bringing the Resident Evil franchise to cinemas worldwide. Key members of Naughty Dog will write the film alongside the Evil Dead mastermind himself, Sam Raimi providing himself as producer. At this time, there is no one set to direct the picture. There is no doubt that this adaptation will be on a lot of people’s radars in the coming months, particularly because everyone will be wondering who will snag the coveted roles of the game’s protagonists, Joel and Ellie.
Like any other form of fictional media, people take the time to invest in characters like Joel and Ellie, and the characters themselves are very special to the fans. There is bound to be a lot of discussion among people about the casting.
With that being said, »
- Chance Weickenand
Fight Club has been recreated as a retro beat 'em up.
The 1999 film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel has been given a 16-bit makeover by YouTube channel CineFix.
Complete with authentic-looking dialogue boxes and sound effects, the three-minute video 'play-through' follows Edward Norton's unnamed protagonist through his escapades with fearless fighter Tyler Durden.
Outside fight sequences, the player also encounters bonus game scenarios that involve sliding with Norton's power animal penguin and collecting bags of fat from the dumpsters behind a liposuction clinic ready to transform them into soap.
Part of the user's '8 Bit Cinema' series, the remake follows pixel-perfect versions of The Dark Knight and Inception. »
In the past couple of weeks, CineFix has released two new videos in their 8-Bit cinema series. They use mostly 16-bit for their retelling of David Fincher’s Fight Club, but stay nearly all 8-bit for their version of Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Both videos do an incredible job of summing up the events of each movie — especially considering they both come in well under the 3-minute mark. I'd say, though, that the Inception vid has more creative surprises, but the Fight Club retelling fits more elements from the actual movie into it.
- Eli Reyes
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Fight Club in the form of an 8 bit video game; John Travolta’s Oscars flub; an original a-cappella arrangement of the fight theme from Mike Tyson’s Punch Out; Black Mad Men; Star Wars Lightsaber™ BBQ tongs; and the top 10 surprising actor first roles. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
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- Justin Vactor
You guys. You guys! You Guys! The long wait to see "Fight Club" realized as a video game has finally come to an end. The fine folks at CineFix have imagined David Fincher's darkly comic cult favorite as an arcade classic, and it's a beautiful blend of "Street Fighter" and "Streets of Rage," both of which you undoubtedly spent countless hours playing as a kid. If only a "Fight Club" video game actually existed so we could watch Tyler Durden flash in and out of frame and wonder if it was really happening or if it is just a hallucination brought on video game-induced insomnia. Watch below!
- Tim Hayne
12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards
Here are the results for the 12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards.
Thank you to the 298 movie fans from across the nation voted in the awards this year.
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6.91 Iron Man 3
6.16 Man Of Steel
6.14 Despicable Me 2
6.11 Fast & Furious 6
7.46 The World’S End
7.17 This Is The End
6.67 The Heat
6.66 We’Re The Millers
6.59 American Hustle
- Jeff Bayer
Lying somewhat quietly between two of David Fincher's most beloved works is The Game (1997) starring Michael Douglas. Although it failed to reach the level of critical and box office success enjoyed by Seven (1995) or the cult classic status of Fight Club (1999), after watching its Criterion Collection DVD release this past week I came away thinking that it may actually be one of Fincher's best directorial efforts. Working from a script by John Brancato and Michael Ferris (2/3 of the writing trio that helped bring you the 2004 Catwoman screenplay that you enjoyed so much), Fincher's cold/muted color palette, striking visual style, and fantastic pacing help elevate the interesting, albeit occasionally absurd, screenplay to another level. The result is a haunting work that expertly sets up and tears down the callous, calculated world of corporate wealth by forcing Douglas' Ebenezer Scrooge archetype to see the shell of a life »
- Jason Barr
For a trillion people — in markets major, ancillary, and very possibly interplanetary — the equation is simple: big, doleful Hibernian Liam Neeson + big gun = excellent mayhem. His new thriller, Non-Stop, is a hijack picture with a mystery villain: Someone onboard keeps texting Air Marshal Neeson a threat: A person will die every 20 minutes if $150 million is not deposited into a numbered account. Oddly, when Neeson starts making noises to the pilots and his on-the-phone superior (Shea Whigham), everyone thinks he’s the hijacker. And who knows? He might be. He’s unstable enough. He’s a boozer. Maybe he’s texting himself the way Edward Norton kept beating himself up in Fight Club. The movie has so many red herrings, it’s amazing the theater doesn’t smell like a fish store.Jittery Julianne Moore wants a window seat and trades with computer programmer Nate Parker — which puts her next to »
- David Edelstein
No less an authority than Stephen King calls Nick Cutter’s The Troop “old-school horror at its best.” The book, which goes on sale February 25, finds a young group of scouts on an isolated wilderness trip confronted by a strange man with a horrible, deadly infection. Early reviews are invoking everything from Lord of the Flies to Night of the Creeps, which is a good sign in my book. I’ll have my own review of the novel here at Fearnet next week, but for now we’ve got a few words with the author himself. Fearnet: You've cited Stephen King as a major influence on your work and this novel in particular. What elements of his work do you see in The Troop? Cutter: Well, I cribbed its structure from Carrie, which is a debt I make clear in the acknowledgements. “The Body” (made into the film Stand by Me) is another obvious touchstone. »
- Blu Gilliand
For what it is, Non-Stop is a satisfying thriller, but it's a standard whodunnit with a slight psychological bend that, had it been pursued to the end, would have actually made it the Hitchcockian thrill ride some are going to attempt to peg it as being. However, to do that would have taken a lot more nerve than a director of Jaume Collet-Serra's standing has shown to possess, though you could argue Orphan (which went all the way to the other side) was more ballsy than most films we get today, even if I wasn't much of a fan, though more as a result of the filmmaking not the actual narrative. This time Collet-Serra is working with a screenplay from unproven screenwriters John W. Richardson, Chris Roach and Ryan Engle, all first-time feature writers with Roach being a regular writer for the WWE. Given their credits, or lack-of, I would have expected much worse, »
- Brad Brevet
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra; Screenwriters John W. Richardson, Christopher Roach, Ryan Engle; Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong'o; Running time: 110 mins; Certificate: 12A
Welcome to the Mile High Fight Club. Liam Neeson gets his glare on in this thrilling, action-packed whodunit set on board an airplane, which blends the crowd-pleasing intrigue of an Agatha Christie murder mystery with the brutal force of Taken at 40,000 feet. Non-Stop keeps you too busy clinging to the edge of your seat to cynically probe for plot holes, providing relentless entertainment from take off to touchdown.
Neeson is perfectly cast as alcoholic air marshal Bill Marks, haunted by a turbulent past and reliant on secretly consuming a stash of booze and fags to keep him going during the commercial flight. That's pretty much standard for a Ryanair trip. But soon, he receives a series of cryptic text messages containing threats to kill a »
Director David Fincher and "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin already teamed up for the Oscar-winning Facebook drama "The Social Network," and now they may be turning their talents to a biopic of another tech legend: Apple founder Steve Jobs. Fincher ("Fight Club," "Seven") is in early talks to direct the as-yet-untitled film, while Sorkin has already finished writing the script for producer Scott Rudin, according to Variety. Based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 bestseller "Steve Jobs," the film reportedly has an unconventional structure consisting of just three long scenes, with each one taking place behind the scenes of one of Apple’s many major product launches through the years. Fincher is currently wrapping up "Gone Girl" -- which opens October 3 -- and could be moving onto the Jobs film soon after, depending on negotiations. After decades of tech innovation (including introducing the iPod and iPhone), Jobs passed away in 2011. He was »
- HitFix Staff
From the first-time actor to the band leader coming off a hiatus, the nominees for Best Supporting Actor contain some exciting, quickly-rising stars. Here are the film roles that marked the beginning of these five actors' careers. Jared Leto, Nominated for "Dallas Buyers Club" - "How to Make an American Quilt" (1995) Even before his lead singer status in band 30 Seconds to Mars, Leto popped up in a handful of short-lived TV series, a 90's sex-and-cars TV movie, and in "My So-Called Life." But before "Fight Club" and "American Psycho," he starred in a chain of small films, the first of which was "How to Make an American Quilt." A bundle of stories are told to a young bride-to-be, (Winona Ryder), one of which is a forbidden romance in Colonial America. He's got the sweet boyish thing down here, probably getting a lot of recognition at least in part for those popping blue eyes. »
- Taylor Lindsay
Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.
Best Actor Nominees
Previously Best Known For:
Bruce Wayne/Batman – Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy
Patrick Bateman – American Psycho
Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
Interesting Fact: If he plays an American character, he will use an American accent in all the interviews related to the film. He says he does this so the audience isn't confused
Previously Best Known For:
Freeman Lowell – Silent Running
Asa Watts – The Cowboys
Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
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It's been about 15 years since Edward Norton started working on an adaptation of Motherless Brooklyn, the crime novel by Jonathan Lethem, and now the project seems to finally be coming together. Norton started trying to make this project happen after he starred in Fight Club in 1999, but the pieces never came together. Deadline reports the film has new life thanks to Brett Ratner and his RatPac Entertainment banner stepping up to fully finance the film with an eye towards production starting later this year in New York. Norton will direct, produce and star in the film which he also wrote himself. Read on! Here's the official synopsis of the book: Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent's Home for Boys, »
- Ethan Anderton
Is there anything GIFs can't do? Sure, it's a crude little form of animation, but this ever-looping series of images has the ability to express emotions, share our favorite snippets of pop culture, and get a closer look at our latest obsessions. Plus it can be a quirky way to succinctly summarize a movie whole movie in just 8-bits. Ugaga's unveiled this cool collection of GIFs. Turns out 8-bits is all you need to communicate a key moment from truly iconic films. But rather than sharing these cool cartoons with helpful captions, we figured we'd bring you some Friday fun with a quiz. So, take a look at these 8-bit GIFs, and make a note of your guesses. Then click to the next page for the movies they represent. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Bonus: Think you got it? Find out on the next page. %NEW_PAGE% 1. District 9 2. Fight Club 3. The Big Lebowski 4. Pulp Fiction »
Way back in 1999, Edward Norton had big plans following David Fincher's "Fight Club"—he was going write, direct and star in an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's acclaimed novel "Motherless Brooklyn." Obviously, that didn't quite happen. Instead, the project become Norton's great white whale, with not much in the way of news since except promises that he was working on it (as of 2010 he stated he was only halfway finished writing the script). But now, it's actually getting ready to shoot. And it's all thanks to Brett Ratner. That's right, the "Rush Hour" filmmaker is throwing his producing power behind "Motherless Brooklyn" with a fall 2014 shoot in the cards. As for the story, it centers on a Brooklyn detective in 1999 who has Tourette's syndrome and displays its symptoms of involuntary tics. Here's the Amazon synopsis: Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Pixar artist Josh Cooley has created this fantastic series of illustration that reimagines several classic R-rated films as art for children's books. Some of the films include Jaws, Pulp Fiction, Alien, Fight Club, The Godfather, Drive, The Shining, Fight Club, Terminator, Mad Max, Seven, and more. They are all available for purchase, so if you're interested, click here.
Via: Gizmodo »
- Joey Paur
Awards season is in full swing, and the Austin Film Festival, known for its recognition of screenwriters, announced last week that Academy Award-winning writer/director Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot) will receive this year's Distinguished Screenwriter Award, joining past award recipients Harold Ramis and Robert Altman, among others. Sheridan will accept the award at the fest's annual awards luncheon on Oct. 25 and will also speak on panels during the 2014 conference.
Other confirmed panelists at the 21st annual Aff and Screenwriters Conference, which will take place Oct. 23-30, 2014, include writers and producers from such television series as Breaking Bad, Girls and Seinfeld and movies like Fight Club and Donnie Darko. Some of these industry insiders will be present for meet and greets and roundtables during the conference, as well. Read the full list of 2014 panelists at the bottom of this article.
But you don't have to wait until October to stay »
- Jordan Gass-Poore'
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