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So that is really is It for another year of Strictly. A massive, massive thank you to everyone for turning out every week for the past three months to read the blog, spread the word and leave your wit and wisdom in the comment box. It’s lovely to have the company of a community of people who love this show as much as I do – it makes the blog so much more fun to write, and hopefully to read too.
That’s me done for 2014, so a heartfelt thank you and a Merry Christmas to all. If you’re passing and want to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @heidistephens. I’m off to crack open a bottle of something fizzy, let’s do this again next year, »
- Heidi Stephens
A couple of months ago, filmmaker David Fincher was honored at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and took part in an interview onstage. A portion of that interview has now been officially released online, and it’s full of golden nuggets from one of the most exciting directors working today. Fincher candidly touches on everything from his personal philosophy about filmmaking to his experience making Alien 3 (and why he wanted to do it in the first place) to the studio’s reaction to seeing a first cut of Fight Club to the miracle of autonomy that he enjoyed when putting together The Social Network. It’s a fascinating and insightful interview that’s well worth a watch. Check it out after the jump. BAFTA released a 12-minute highlight video of the interview on YouTube that you can check out below. It starts off with an apt »
- Adam Chitwood
Last week the twelve Gold Sponsor Comics for Free Comic Book Day 2015 were revealed [check out the covers and solicitations here], and now the remaining 38 Silver Sponsor Comics have been announced. Check out a list of the titles, along with a gallery of the covers here…
12 Gauge Comics| I.C.E.: Bayou Blackout
Action Lab Entertainment| Gronk And Friends
Antartctic Press| Steampunk Goldilocks
Archie Comic Publications| Sonic/Mega Man: “Worlds Unite” Flip-book
Aspen Mlt Inc. | Worlds Of Aspen 2015
Automatic Publishing| Hatter M: Love Of Wonder #1
Avatar| Mercury Heat Debut
Beguiling Books| Comic Festival! 2015 #1
Capstone| March Grand Prix
Cbldf| Defend Comics
Chapter House/Captain Canuck| Captain Canuck
Comixtribe| And Then Emily Was Gone #0
Dark Horse Comics| Avatar, Plants Vs Zombies, Bandette
DC Comics| Tba
Drawn & Quarterly| Supermutant Magic Academy/ Step Aside, Pops!
Fantagraphics Books Inc.| Hip Hop Family Tree Three-in-one Featuring Cosplayers
Gemstone Publishing| Overstreet’S Comic Book Marketplace
Hermes Press| The Phantom Fcbd »
- Gary Collinson
Brad Pitt turns 51 on Thursday! From his early days as a criminal cowboy in 1991's Thelma and Louise to his starring roles in Fight Club, Ocean's Eleven, World War Z, and Fury, Brad has conquered the movie industry and is - and likely always will be - one of the sexiest stars in the universe. In addition to being an accomplished actor, he's also a devoted dad; Brad and his new wife Angelina Jolie have six adorable children to call their own. When it comes to looks, though, Brad is the total package. We're celebrating his milestone birthday with a look back at that steely gaze, sexy smirk, and perfectly tousled mane. Keep reading to see 51 examples of Brad Pitt's epic, lifelong hotness. »
Brad Pitt turns 51 this week, and ever since his emergence in classics like Thelma & Louise in the early '90s, he's been a movie heartthrob. As the years have passed, Pitt has stunned in movies like Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Moneyball. Take a look at some of his most memorable roles, the ever-changing hair, and that gorgeous face in our collection of almost 40 pictures in honor of his birthday. »
From Academy Award-nominated writer/director Michael Mann (Heat, The Insider), Blackhat is set within the world of global cybercrime and follows a furloughed convict Nicholas Hathaway (Hemsworth) 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.
- Thomas Roach
On May 2nd, comic book shops worldwide will celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2015, and Diamond has revealed the twelve Gold Sponsor Comics that will be available in all participating stores:
Dark Circle Comics Preview—Fcbd 2015 Edition
(A) Michael Gaydos, Dean Haspiel, Various (CA) Francesco Francavilla
The Black Hood! The Fox! The Shield! Get in on the ground floor of Dark Circle Comics and experience the cinematic and creator-driven reinventions of these iconic properties. Who is the new Shield? How did the Black Hood come to be? Can things get more unpredictable for The Fox? Learn the secrets of the Dark Circle universe from the creators themselves via sneak peeks at the new series, creator interviews and a first glance at the next Dark Circle series — all held together by an eye-popping cover from Afterlife with Archie artist, Francesco Francavilla!
Bongo Comics Free-for-all! »
- Gary Collinson
When we think about some of the more underrated actors in the industry today, Edward Norton is at the top of the list. The actor has stacked up a number of incredible performances in movies such as American History X, Leaves of Grass, Primal Fear, Fight Club and now, the recent Golden Globe nominated Birdman. And what makes Norton so unique is that each performance is strong, but each performance is incredibly different too. So it.s no wonder that Edward Norton.s performance in Birdman has been nominated for a 2015 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. This isn.t Norton.s first time at the Golden Globes. You may have forgotten his win in 1997 for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance in Primal Fear. It was Norton.s film debut and he played an altar boy charged with the murder of an archbishop. Norton.s performance stole the show, »
I’m not sure what exact moment in Birdman it occurred to me that we were in the midst of a great Edward Norton Renaissance. Maybe it was when the walls of self-professed artistic integrity that his character Mike Shiner wears came crashing down in the face of Sam (Emma Stone), revealing the tragedy and isolation in his existence. Maybe it was when Mike was so in the moment as an actor, he wanted to have live sex on stage. Or maybe it was just the sight of Norton in a speedo wrestling with Michael Keaton. Either way, I finished that movie with the realization that we are in the midst of a rebirth of Edward Norton.
There was a time when Edward Norton was arguably the best actor on the planet. Just look at his filmography from 1996-2006, and count the number of classics he’s a part of. »
- Dylan Griffin
The Hollywood Reporter has released a few new details concerning David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad film. The DC property about supervillains given a chance at redemption is set to begin production early next year, and has attracted quite a bit of Hollywood talent.
Previous names attached to the film are Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Tom Hardy, Jai Courtney, and Jared Leto, while Kerry Washington and Jon Bernthal have been rumored for parts as well. Jesse Eisenberg is reportedly reprising his role as Lex Luthor, who will first appear on the big screen a few months prior to Suicide Squad in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
According to today’s new report, Robbie, Hardy, Courtney, and Leto have all entered the “final stages of talks,” presumably for the previously-reported roles of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Col. Rick Flagg and the Joker, respectively.
Ayer will be bringing the film to Pinewood Toronto Studios in February, »
- James Garcia
With The Joker set to feature as part of Warner Bros. and director David Ayer’s (Fury) DC supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad, there’s been persistent rumours that Oscar winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) will follow in Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger’s footsteps by portraying the Clown Prince of Crime on the big screen.
Last week, Leto responded to the rumours by referring to the first rule of Fight Club, and now during a piece over at The Hollywood Reporter, the Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman has confirmed that he is set for a return to acting, although all he would offer in the way of comment on the Joker rumours was that “I’ve sworn to keep my mouth shut.”
So, a no comment from Leto, which will no doubt only add to the speculation that the role is his, although in fairness a denial would have done the same, »
- Gary Collinson
When renowned film critic, Roger Ebert, died last year, there was a huge outpouring of appreciation from film lovers around the world. He was an ambassador for cinema who introduced audiences to countless films they might have otherwise missed. Ebert and his long-time partner, Gene Siskel, started reviewing movies on their Chicago PBS affiliate back in 1975. The program was called Sneak Previews, and it laid the foundation for their hugely successful syndicated show, Siskel & Ebert, that was to follow a decade later.
By the time I accidentally discovered Sneak Previews in the early ‘80s, I was already an avid moviegoer. My friends and I went to the theater every Friday night, taking in the latest Hollywood blockbusters (which had already been out about a month by the time it arrived in our microscopic town). We relished every opportunity to be traumatized by R-rated fare. An American Werewolf in London prompted many a sleepless night, »
- J.R. Kinnard
Twists are awesome. Nothing is guaranteed to get people talking about a movie more than some deftly-executed narrative slight-of-hand.
They are a hard thing to get right – there needs to be significant set-up and a narrative justification to suddenly reveal things are not as they seem. Do it right and you have something that improves the movie as it busts its plot apart, like the Statue of Liberty at the end of The Planet Of The Apes. Do it wrong and you invalidate the whole experience and anger the audience, like Ape Lincoln at the end of Tim Burton’s The Planet Of The Apes.
2014 has delivered us some cracking rug-pull moments. Marvel shook up their entire Cinematic Universe by bringing back H.Y.D.R.A. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, while The Lego Movie smashed its own reality with an incredible, non-blocky cameo. And »
- Alex Leadbeater
Sometimes the critics get it wrong. This is a fact of the film industry. A film critic has to make a judgement of a film immediately after seeing it and, sometimes, their assessment can be way off the mark.
There are many instances of critics recanting their opinions years later. Films now considered some of the best of all time were, at one point, lambasted for various reasons. Many times a film will come along that is well and truly ahead of its time and people simply don’t know how to react to it.
Citizen Kane, The Wizard Of Oz, Fight Club, Bonnie And Clyde, The Graduate… the list goes on and on. All of these films took a pasting from critics and look at where they are now: audience and critics resoundingly agree that these are some of the greatest achievements in motion picture history.
But what about recent films? »
- Lewis Howse
Superheroes, time travellers, aliens and zombies. Here’s our pick of forthcoming Us geek TV for 2015…
Following on from our list of brand new UK geek-skewed TV shows to keep an eye out for next year is this gaggle of Us counterparts. There are film adaptations from 12 Monkeys to Scream, comic book adaptations including Daredevil and Dark Matter, and a host of original projects.
All of the ones listed below are as certain as certain gets in the world of Us TV commissioning, and as a bonus, there’s a wee list of sci-fi and fantasy pilots to look forward to should they be picked up by their respective networks.
You’ll find this one among our running total of movies currently being turned into TV shows, for obvious reasons.
A Syfy production that’s expected to arrive in January 2015, 12 Monkeys is based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam film (itself »
Every year Amazon puts the extended Blu-ray edition of the Lord of the Rings trilogy on sale during Black Friday Deals Week and this year is no different in that respect, though it is a little different in that they are bundling it with even more J.R.R. Tolkien goodies for fans of Middle Earth. Along with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which includes the extended Blu-ray editions of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, you can buy bundles that also include all four books, including "The Hobbit" as well as either the PS4 or Xbox One edition of the Shadow of Mordor video game. I've included the links below along with a selection of other deals on more Blu-rays, Blu-ray players, televisions, soundbars and more! The »
- Brad Brevet
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.
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