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When a movie is released, audiences watch it and generally glean the same view of the plot. It’s all there on the screen, and we can see exactly what happens. But, sometimes, if you turn your head slightly to the left and maybe squint a little, a whole new movie is revealed. Perhaps just below the popularly conceived surface, hidden amidst story arc and dramatic device, there lies an alternative interpretation that lends an entirely different perspective to proceedings.
We’ve all heard the idea that Fight Club is really about Calvin And Hobbes, or that Ferris Bueller is really a figment of his friend Cameron’s imagination. Legendary is the concept that The Shining represents the oppression of indigenous people, that Wall-e is alone because he killed all the other clean-up robots in a psychotic rampage, that Drag Me To Hell is about eating disorders, or that Toy Story »
- Sarah Myles
Amazon has started offering several Blu-ray titles at deep discounts as part of their Black Friday Deals Week and I've gone through and selected some choice titles such as David Fincher's Fight Club, Seven and Zodiac are available for cheap, several Sylvester Stallone titles including all his Rambo films and first two The Expendables features, both of James Cameron's Terminator movies are on sale, Rain Man for only $3.99, personal favorites such as A Time to Kill, Primal Fear and many others. I've listed several below and you can find even more right here if this isn't enough. Note: Sign up for Amazon Prime and get free two-day shipping. Blu-rays for $3.99-$7.99 300 ($7.99) (500) Days of Summer ($6.99) A Good Day to Die Hard ($3.99) A Time to Kill ($6.99) Bad Teacher ($7.00) Beetlejuice ($6.99) Bernie ($4.99) Cosmopolis ($5.78) Dances with Wolves ($3.99) Dazed and Confused ($6.96) Fight Club ($3.99) Hard to Kill ($4.88) Hugo ($6.99) Inside Man ($3.99) No Country for Old Men »
- Brad Brevet
Amazon has a number of great DVD/Blu-ray deals and I’ve grabbed the highlights and linked them below. As always, only limited quantities available so act fast. Gold Box Deal of the Day: How I Met Your Mother: The Complete Series - $64.99 (64% off) The Princess Bride (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] - $5.99 (70% off) Fight Club (10th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (84% off) Friends: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - $114.01 (60% off) Up to 60% Off Battlestar Galactica Titles up to 64% on SyFy Channel TV Seasons Up to 57% Off “Home Alone” on Blu-ray and DVD Up to 65% Off British TV Collections Over 600 Blu-rays under $10 Over 300 DVDs Under $5
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Suicide Squad centres on supervillains being thrown together by the Us government as a black ops team to work off their prison sentences.
Since winning as Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto has become a highly sought after actor. Leto is supposedly being considered for several roles in upcoming comic book movies. His name has been mentioned a few times for Doctor Strange, although most recently it’s been said that he is being sought to play The Joker in Suicide Squad.
In an interview with MTV, Leto was asked about if he is playing the Clown Prince of Crime, to which he responded: “You know there’s a film called Fight Club, my friend. And you know the first rule is, don’t you? Enough said.”
Leto went on to say: “I’m not really in a hurry to jump into a film unless its something I can’t say no to.”
We will likely get an official casting announcement on Suicide Squad over the next few months »
- Thomas Roach
Several weeks ago, it was rumored that Jared Leto was being eyed to play The Joker in the DC Comics film Suicide Squad. While the 30 Seconds to Mars lead vocalist may seem like an odd choice for the Clown Prince of Crime, he proved he has the acting chops by earning multiple awards this past year for Dallas Buyers Club, so he may be able to handle the same role actors like Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger have performed in the past. After several weeks of silence, Leto has finally addressed this casting rumor with a cagey, yet clever answer. While interviewing him about his band 30 Seconds to Mars. documentary series Into the Wild, MTV asked Leto whether there was any truth to him being connected with the Joker role. Said Leto: "You know there.s a film called Fight Club, my friend. And you know the first rule is, »
Tweet well, and thou may be rewarded with a visit from "God" and with a "sexy lil kizz" from the hot star of Fight Club...Ok, the other hot star of Fight Club. Saturday Night Live actress Aidy Bryant and several other cast members appear in an unaired SNL sketch that was posted on the NBC show's YouTube page on Wednesday and was cut for time. In the skit, she plays a woman named Rebecca who posts her 10,000th tweet—which, naturally, inspires a huge musical number, with appearances by President Barack Obama, played by Jay Pharoah, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, played by Kate McKinnon, and even »
There’s a good chance that, even if you consider yourself a pretty big fan of director David Fincher, there’s a fair amount of his work you’ve never lied eyes on. Before he reached the cinematic heights of this year’s Gone Girl and cultural landmarks like Se7en, Fight Club and The Social Network, Fincher worked primarily as a music video director. He worked with some pretty big names, too, with his video production company Propaganda Films seeing him rub shoulders with fellow future tians of cinema like Spike Jonze, Zack Snyder and Michael Bay, making clips for the likes of Madonna, Aerosmith and Michael Jackson.
It was that music video work that got him his first feature gig, the underrated Alien 3 (Fincher’s quoted as saying “No one hated it more than me; to this day, no one hates it more than me.”). That experience was »
- Tom Baker
Is Jared Leto The Joker? Based on his reaction after being asked about that, I'd say he's definitely in talks for the role in David Ayer's Suicide Squad! However, the actor - who nabbed an Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club - doesn't seem too bothered about whether or not he stars in another movie in the near future due to the other projects he's working on. Leto's use of that famous Fight Club line is a good way of deflecting the question however, and his refusal to comment on the role itself is probably a decent indication that he's met Warner Bros. What do you guys think? Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News »
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but Convergence is described as a college-age ensemble piece in the vein of Flatliners, The Matrix, and Fight Club based on real life “science fact”. It follows a group of underground biotech engineers, including an MIT student wunderkind, exploring a new technology far beyond their expectations and beyond the limits of human control.
The actor, director, and producer currently stars as Stefan Salvatore on The CW’s hit show The Vampire Diaries. The series is in its sixth season and will return from its midseason hiatus with a January episode that Wesley directed, his second after making his directorial debut on the show last season.
“My first couple of hiatuses I was looking for indies to »
- Jen Yamato
The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley has signed on to star in and produce the sci-fi thriller Convergence, which is described as a college-aged ensemble in the same vein as The Matrix, Fight Club and Flatliners.
Specific plot details are being kept under wraps, but the story reportedly revolves around a group of biotech engineers, including a brilliant MIT student, who explore a new technology that is beyond the grasp of human control.
"My first couple of hiatuses I was looking for indies to separate me from the younger material. Now I'm looking for flawed characters, because my (Vampire Diaries) character is very heroic. My character in Convergence is not the protagonist but is the guy who pushes things a little too far, and too hard, and produces some scary results. »
If Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare were an Ok Cupid profile, it would be the kind you gently mock for its cartoonishly mainstream interests—of course that guy's favorite movie is Fight Club. Call of Duty is the hacky sack of video games, the Dave Matthews Band of First-Person Shooters; a salmon-colored shorts wearing, moccasin-shod, Keystone Light beer of an entertainment franchise. But then one night, you'd be sorta bored... and to be honest, Call of Duty is kind of cute when it's not wearing sweats. And hey, Call of Duty is also self-aware and can carry a conversation really well. »
- Joshua Rivera
Copycat crimes are criminal acts that are inspired or even directly modelled after something reported over news networks, or featured in fictional media. The term has its origins from back in 1916, when it was used to describe crimes that were influenced by the legacy of Jack the Ripper. It soon became clear that large-scale media coverage could have a strong influence on how criminals committed their crimes.
With the prevalence of popular media such as television shows, movies and video games, copycat crimes have become a sensitive issue. Studies have generally shown that the specifics of popular media don’t cause people to become criminals, but they can give ideas on what crimes are committed, and how. In the worst cases, mass murderers have been found to aim for a higher number of victims in order to beat the ‘high scores’ set by previous criminals reported in the news. »
- Tom Butler
Is Fight Club satire? That’s the question we’ll attempt to settle this week with a knock down, drag out debate where two men enter the ring, and two men also exit the ring safely. Fortunately, we’ve got special guest moderator Eric D. Snider to keep us honest, and since he takes bribes, I’ve got this one sewn up. Plus, we’ll discuss whether data can help make you a better screenwriter, and The Bitter Script Reader drops by to discuss his new book, “Michael F-ing Bay: The Unheralded Genius in Michael Bay’s Films,” where he argues that the much maligned director’s movies are more than meets the eye. You should follow Eric (@ericdsnider), The Bitter Script Reader (@bittrscrptreadr), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis. Please review us on iTunes Download Episode #76 Directly Or subscribe through iTunes On This Week’s Show: »
- Scott Beggs
Jessabelle just wants to heal, but she’ll get hell for her efforts. Wheelchair-bound as she recovers from a car accident that killed her boyfriend, Jessabelle returns home to be near her father, but ends up getting too close to a malevolent spirit in Saw VI director Kevin Greutert’s Jessabelle, a Southern gothic film with a supernatural streak that Lionsgate is releasing to home media this winter:
Press Release – “From the mastermind producer behind Insidious and The Purge comes the ghostly tale of Jessabelle. The haunting, supernatural thriller, directed by Kevin Greutert (Saw VI, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter), written by Robert Ben Garant (Hell Baby, Night at the Museum) and starring Sarah Snook, Mark Webber and Joelle Carter, will arrive on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on January 13, 2015 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Jessabelle Blu-ray and DVD, including audio commentary with the filmmakers, »
- Derek Anderson
There’s a change in the air. Subconsciously Gotham has come of age. Aside from Jada Pinkett and Corey Michael Smith’s pantomime villainy, there remains little evidence of formulaic police drama. Beneath the surface of this once clichéd animal beats a malevolent heart, carved from granite, etched in stone and poised to pounce. It seems that the once mild mannered cast of actors excluding Mooney and Nygma have literally and metaphorically grown a pair.
By employing the Wayne murders as a catalyst sparking Gotham’s downward trajectory, it would appear that my hypothetical suggestion from last week’s review is happening. Gordon is becoming a real hard ass. Demonstrating an innate ability to crack heads and remain this side of law and order, while harbouring some serious anger issues. McKenzie is shaping a character which reflects the city he has sworn to protect. »
- Gary Collinson
15 years on, the rules are still being broken - we're talking about Fight Club. David Fincher's brilliant adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel hit UK cinemas on November 12, 1999, sparking fierce debate about its merits and message. In the midst of a society encountering massive changes and fears at the dawn of a new millennium, some felt the violence and nihilism were morally irresponsible. Yet others connected to the alienation felt by Edward Norton's unnamed 'everyman' and bought into the anarchic philosophy of Brad Pitt's Tyler Durden. Now, in 2014, the masterpiece feels more relevant than ever, and here's why...
The things you own, end up owning you.
This one quote from enigmatic soap maker Tyler Durden succinctly captures the film's stance on the dangers of consumerism, which – with hindsight – feels like a warning shot that society failed to heed. Bear in mind that in 1999 the internet was still a new beast to many, »
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Conan O'Brien had the cast of "Sons of Anarchy" on his show Tuesday night. "Conan" posted a great cold open, showing the host attempting to be a ginger badass. They also shared a behind-the-scenes video to show how they put the opening together.
The Soa-themed episode included a special tribute to Charlie Hunnam's naked back, which has gotten a lot of air time on the show. Ah, memories.
Watch the full roundup of Soa cast videos on Conan's site, including Kurt Sutter's fantasy ending for the show, Charlie's final farewell to Jax, and Drea de Matteo's embarrassing confession. There's a lot of good stuff. Here's a tourism ad for Charming, »
- Gina Carbone
Hollywood loves sequels, but not every film ets a second (or third, or fourth…) installment. Sometimes this is because the stories are all wrapped up nicely in a single film. Sometimes it’s because the movie doesn’t make enough money to warrant a sequel. Whatever the case may be, that hasn’t stopped some enterprising artists from making these amazing posters for movie sequels that never existed. Iam8Bit will host a new gallery show in Los Angeles titled Sequels. The event will feature roughly 50 pieces of art focused on sequels that never happened for popular titles like Spaceballs, Fight Club, Blade Runner, and Videodrome. Sequels is set to open on November 13 and run through November 23. If any of the artwork strikes your fancy, it will be available...
- Mike Bracken
TV Editor’s Note: This blog entry contains detailed analysis and a recap of the “Gotham” episode titled “The Mask.” If you have an aversion to spoilers, please stop reading now. You remember the first rule of Fight Club, right? You don’t talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club, “Gotham“-style, is… you’ll have …
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- Melanie McFarland
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