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Now playing in theaters is one of the best films of 2014: Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman. Made to look like one long shot, Birdman stars Michael Keaton as an actor who once played an iconic superhero and now faces troubles with his ego and family as he prepares to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim past glory. While some movies have incredible performances or a great script, Birdman is one of those rare films where everything across the board is memorable. It’s absolutely one of my favorite films of the year and it should be seen as soon as possible. Trust me, this is a special movie that you will want to see. The film also stars Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, and Amy Ryan. At the New York City press day I landed a video interview Emma Stone and Edward Norton. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
We got a trailer last month, and now Universal and Legendary Pictures have released the first poster for director Michael Mann’s (Heat) latest film Blackhat, starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World)…
Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.
Blackhat is set for release on January 16th in the States and February 20th in the UK, with a cast that also includes Holt McCallany (Fight Club), Viola Davis (Prisoners) and Lust, Caution stars Tang Wei and Leehom Wang.
- Gary Collinson
With Halloween fast approaching, EW is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. For the past week and a half, we've been posting our top picks from several specific groups—demons, ghosts, slasher movies, and so on—and giving you the chance to vote on which film from each category is your favorite. On Oct. 31, EW will reveal your top choices. We already covered vampires earlier today—but now it's time to tackle their furry, sharp-toothed nemeses. We've never really had a Werewolf Moment. Vampires have been popular figures onscreen since the silent film era. »
- Darren Franich
Gordon And Bullock Investigate A Deadly Fight Club “Gotham” Monday, November 10, On Fox Gordon and Bullock investigate a Gothamite who runs a deadly fight club for candidates applying to work at his financial firm. Meanwhile, Bruce returns to school and gets a visit from a new friend in the all-new “The Mask” episode of Gotham airing Monday, Nov. 10 (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. (Gth-108) (TV-14 D, L, V) Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart Jones as Crispus Allen, John Doman as Carmine Falcone »
Gone Girl marks d.p. Jeff Cronenweth’s fourth feature film collaboration with David Fincher, a stretch that began with Fight Club in 1999 and has continued through The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. (He also worked 2nd and 3rd unit on Se7en and The Game.) It’s a partnership that has transitioned the pair to digital cinematography, with Cronenweth creating cool, precisely visualized environments for stories plumbing the complexities of life in our globalized, media-saturated information age. To speak with Cronenweth, we asked Jamie Stuart, whose short films have frequently appeared on this site, and who has interviewed […] »
- Jamie Stuart
Daniel Radcliffe stars in Horns, a nightmarish tale adapted from Joe Hill’s book of same name. One of the immediate changes to the film from page to screen has a deep impact on the story, and it is the transition of Radcliffe’s character – Ig Perrish – from being a student to a professional DJ.
As a result the soundtrack deeply mirrors both Ig’s past and his actions within the film.
One of the very first scenes, in fact, is scored by David Bowie’s iconic track, “Heroes”. Ig picks the LP out of a wall full of record spines, drops the needle and is immediately transported back to the life he enjoyed with his since-murdered girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple).
The rest of the musical cues for the first half of the film are familiar, if not slightly clichéd choices. “Heroes” is 36 years old and one of Bowie’s best loved tracks, »
- Shane McNeil
You’ve probably already spotted the Esquire UK post called “Films Stupid People Think Are Clever” where the likes of Christopher Nolan and David Fincher are given the shortest end of the stick. It’s a worthless article that represents the easiest kind of contrarianism: People like these things? Let’s say we don’t like them, but not really explain why. Now, I’m a reasonable un-stupid person by all the traditional rubrics. My Iq is three digits, my Sat score was four, and I’m probably one (maybe two) practice sessions away from being able to walk and chew gum simultaneously. I’ve read books like “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and “Love in the Time of Cholera,” and I think I’ve understood them. They’re about girls, right? Just kidding. I’m also smart enough to recognize that Esquire’s trolling traffic-magnet doesn’t deserve a response. Or »
- Scott Beggs
Brad Pitt has admitted that he lets his 13-year-old son Maddox watch violent, R-rated movies. However he also makes sure to talk through what he has just watched with him afterwards, plus he feels that he can handle watching the extreme content anyway. Pitt made the comments to The Associated Press during his promotional tour for Fury, the World War II drama that has come in for some criticism because of its gruesome scenes. While on the red carpet for the film.s world premiere on Wednesday, Pitt admitted that he wouldn.t have a problem with Maddox watching the film because, "He.s a World War II buff." When asked about watching violent films with his children he explained: "The world is a beautiful place, but it.s also a very violent place. We talk about it afterward, so I.m not so opposed." The iconic Fight Club, Ocean »
“How are we going to get out of this Twilight Zone?” That’s what we All want to know Damon. That’s what we all want to know. And now I suppose we do, thanks to crazy serial killer Kai and his own hellish purgatory that Bonnie and Damon are now stuck in. But seriously, haven’t we all heard enough one-hit wonders from the mid-90s yet? If Soundgarden was stuck in your head throughout “Black Hole Sun” no one would blame you. Yes, the term refers to a sun during an eclipse, which is part of how Bonnie and Damon are supposed to get back. But the episode was also an homage to the song commonly associated with grief over Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain’s death. We had a fun easter egg when Damon held up the front page news during his flashback scene with Stefan to prove it. »
- Amber Dowling
It’s the rare Hasbro/Michael Bay production that may actually dissuade audiences from buying the product it’s selling, but aside from that rather charming distinction, “Ouija” is fairly routine stuff. A tale of two teenage sisters, their very expendable friends and the creepy board game that just won’t leave them alone, this silly but straight-faced supernatural thriller manages to elicit an occasional shudder in between cheap jolts and false scares, emerging as a feat of competent direction (by debuting helmer Stiles White) over derivative scripting (by White and writing partner Juliet Snowden). Friendly box office spirits are already smiling upon Universal’s Oct. 24 release, and should continue to hover at least through Halloween weekend.
“Calm down, it’s only a game,” whispers young Debbie (Claire Beale) as she introduces her terrified friend, Laine (Afra Tully), to the mysteries of Ouija, using a heart-shaped planchette and an ornate »
- Justin Chang
The showbiz related tweets that made me laugh, smile or think the most this week all collected for your quick perusal. A silly quick diversion from the lengthier top tens on this all top ten day extravaganza.
Also: #Birdman's all-drum score >>>>>>>> the totality of Whiplash.
— Jordan Baker (@jbaker475) October 15, 2014
Imagine a little kid watching a studio movie right now and thinking, "When I grow up, I want to be a franchise brand manager!"
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) October 15, 2014
Whatever just happened on How to Get Away with Murder made my granny hang up on me.
— Wesley Morris (@Wesley_Morris) October 17, 2014
- NATHANIEL R
Fox Searchlight has released a new ‘Fight Club’ clip from Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s (21 Grams, Biutiful) new film Birdman, which sees Michael Keaton (Batman) tussling with Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk). Check it out below…
See Also: Read our review of Birdman here
Birdman is a dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes.
Birdman is out now in the States and opens on January 2nd 2015 in the UK, with a cast that also includes Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Naomi Watts (21 Grams) and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone).
- Gary Collinson
There's no doubt that Gone Girl is a hit, and it's undoubtedly of the most successful films David Fincher has ever directed, and it's likely reached audiences that otherwise might not seek out the filmmaker's work. And if you're like me, then you're hungry to hear Fincher, writer Gillian Flynn and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike talk about the film itself. They all showed up for a chat on "Charlie Rose" and the result is a solid 36-minute discussion about the making of the film, whether the characters were likable, and of course, the film's commentary on marriage and the insane world of media. It's definitely worth a watch. Here's the chat with the cast and filmmakers of Gone Girl on "Charlie Rose" from Hulu (via Film Stage): Gone Girl is directed by David Fincher (of Seven, The Game, Fight Club, Zodiac, Panic Room, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, »
- Ethan Anderton
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
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