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Uh oh – it looks like David Fincher’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea remake is dead in the water for now according to Disney. The film’s production, which was supposed to start shooting in Sydney, Australia next month after a very hefty offer from the Government down under, has been pushed all the way back to 2014 – much to the dismay of an extremely eager Australia.
With Captain David Fincher (The Social Network/Fight Club) reuniting with his first-mate scribe Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en) to take a crack at Disney’s epic underwater adventure, it’s a shame that casting troubles are to blame for the delay in production. Although there’s been talk hinting Channing Tatum could take the lead as Ned Land, there was also a rumor Fincher wanted Brad Pitt for the exact same role. While Tatum still hasn’t openly declined playing Land, the latter has, and »
- Matt Donato
Securing perhaps the biggest costume job going at the moment, Michael Kaplan has officially been chosen as costume designer for Star Wars Episode VII. It was on his IMDb page for a short while (later removed), but now the appointment has been corroborated by the man himself. “I am very excited to be working on Star Wars” Kaplan confirms to Clothes on Film “I’m so looking forward to collaborating, once again, with Jj.”
Kaplan is now director J.J. Abrams’ regular costume designer having worked with him on Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. Evidently after two terms with Abrams on Star Trek, Kaplan has the sci-fi chops necessary to tackle arguably a denser franchise with even greater fan expectation. Get it right and he could have an Oscar to put alongside his BAFTA statuette and Costume Designers Guild awards, get it wrong and there will be nowhere to hide, »
- Chris Laverty
Michael Kaplan’s career is one film after another of “wow, he did that?” cinema: Blade Runner, Flashdance, Seven, Fight Club, Burlesque, plus dozens more. Kaplan’s connection to Star Trek began as costume designer on J.J. Abrams’ reboot in 2009, and now he is back for the sequel. Despite admitting he was no expert in the world of Star Trek before signing on, his work on both movies has been praised; particularly the Enterprise crew uniforms (that reoccurring Starfleet pattern is a classy touch).
Costume sketch of Spock’s volcano suit. The finished suit worn by Zachary Quinto was constructed from copper.
Michael Kaplan on heritage:
When I was designing the first film I was always looking for a tone that felt correct in re-establishing Star Trek »
- Chris Laverty
Bleak movies endings are unsettling, not allowing audiences to relax the way a more conventional happy ending would, where the story is tied up in a neat little bow, where the guy gets the girl, and everyone lives happily ever after. By forcing the audience to think about what has just happened, a bleak ending often stays with the viewer much longer than an ordinary ending would, part of the reason why movies such The Empire Strikes Back and The Dark Knight remain so popular.
Fortunately, the following movies show that there may be some truth to the saying “every cloud has a silver lining.” Death, heartbreak, and despair appear frequently in the following films, along with political crises, family drama, and the end of the world, but every one of them have some sliver of hope embedded within them that makes for an oddly inspiring viewing if you look in the right places. »
- Paul Sorrells
Kids these days.
D.J., cue up that cringe-worthy Vitamin C song because it's graduation time again! Right now hundreds of thousands of 22-year-olds are currently being degreed up and sent off into the real world ... job market issues and excessive student loan interest rates notwithstanding, of course.
Thing is, class, this isn't your grandpa's Bachelor of Arts program anymore. Nowadays even the most esteemed colleges are catering their coursework offerings — in title, if nothing else — to pique the interest of their student pools.
Oh, you don't want that fifteenth Psych 101 session to get cut? Well give it some pizzazz already, teach!
Lo and behold, the movie world has been an academic boon in making that happen, and now students are traipsing across the stage with some pretty bizarre classes on their transcripts ... including these nine, very strange film-related ones. Consider us jeal of anyone who actually, like, legitimately for real got credit for these, »
- Amanda Bell
London, May 13: Brad Pitt is apparently obsessed with his 12-pound pots of French jam and can't get enough of it.
The love affair with the jam started after Pitt and eldest son Maddox flew to Alsace, where the posh preserve is made.
The obsession began when the actor had his first taste of the fruity delicacy and immediately tracked down its creator Christine Ferber, also known as the "Jam Fairy".
Determined to get the full experience, the Golden. »
- Diksha Singh
She arrives at the support group just as the hugging begins. “This is cancer, right?” she asks, her pallid skin and sunken eyes suggesting she could well be a sufferer. Except this is a support group for testicular cancer and Marla doesn’t have any balls, not the kind that can be removed by surgery anyway. Mischievous Marla Singer: black fur coat, sunglasses, squashed black hat and breathing through a cigarette. On the surface Marla looks like a femme fatale, though in truth she is not manipulative enough to fit the mould. In Tyler Durden’s words she is “rock bottom”. Once mislaid, now gone for good.
As an embodiment of affected audacity, Marla gives off the impression she could not give a damn. She walks in front of traffic, stands in front of traffic, takes a “cry for help thing” overdose of sleeping pills. Yet look at how she »
- Chris Laverty
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- Peter Hall
Feature Simon Brew 3 May 2013 - 07:03
It's a risky business, filmmaking. Simon looks back at some bold, expensive 1990s movies where the gambles didn't quite pay off...
This summer's blockbuster season has got off to a startling start, with Iron Man 3 being widely praised for its willingness to rip up the rule book a little, as it continues the story of Tony Stark.
In fact, there's a subset of modern blockbusters - Nolan films, some X-Men features for instance - that are garnering increasing praise for taking bold choices with the material. That they're wagering a lot of movie studio money on projects and stories that once upon a time would have struggled to get through the system.
However, we'd argue that the 1990s was rich with such gambles too, it's just most of them never really made quite the levels of cash we're seeing now. So, here's a »
Okay, so, there've been a lot of fun "Twilight" spoofs over the years, some of which are way better than others. In the vein of YouTube punnies like the "Everything Wrong With" and "Honest Trailers" vids, which tend to be pretty amusing, is the "1 Man 1 Movie 1 Minute" spoof series which has now offered its take on "Twilight." In the video, a woman deigns to whittle the entire story of the first "Saga" installment down to one minute, and what's funny about it is the choice of dialogue she chooses to keep in her sixty second synopsis. This series has done other such recaps for films like "Fight Club," "Goodfellas" and "Home Alone" but appears to be a rather new YouTube group. Do you find the vide . »
On TV this first Sunday of May sweeps: The Good Wife and Vikings wrap their seasons, The Borgias witnesses an unhappy honeymoon, The Simpsons roll holy and The Mentalist thinks outside the box Tupperware container. As a supplement to TVLine’s original feature (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
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- Kimberly Roots
Take a look at the new Cannes promo trailer for Bleiberg Entertainments The Ganzfeld Experiment. This movie seems to have it all sex drugs ghosts and the potential of real creepiness. Rumer Willis (Sorority Row) Toby Hemingway (Black Swan) Taylor Cole (The Violent Kind) and Ryan Donowho (Cabin Fever Patient Zero) star alongside veteran actors Holt McCallany (Fight Club) and Dominic Purcell (Prison Break). It was written and directed by Michael Oblowitz (This World Then the Fireworks). »
Maybe the first rule of "Fight Club" should be to just try to ignore invasive New York City photographers.
Edward Norton got into a scuffle with an amateur paparazzo, who invaded his space on April 23, reports the New York Post.
The altercation occurred after a man named Alain Becerra-Calderon started following the 43-year-old actor and tried to film him with his cellphone camera. According to TMZ, Becerra-Calderon, who also goes by the name Alain Bin Naim and Aladino, repeatedly asked Norton, "People say you look like me. Is that true?" while sticking the phone in the actor's face to record his response.
The "Fight Club" actor didn't appreciate being bothered and reportedly replied, “Why are you stalking me" before getting so fed up that he shoved the camera out of his face. According to the Post, Norton's swat "sent the guy to the hospital to whine about a sore finger. »
- Stephanie Marcus
Doing blow can lead to a lot of bad stuff. Racing heartbeats, improbable strength, bad decisions, and extrasensory perception gone horribly awry. That's just what happens in The Ganzfeld Experiement, and we've got your first look!
Written and directed by Michael Oblowitz (This World, Then the Fireworks), The Ganzfeld Experiment is sporting a rock solid cast including Rumer Willis (Sorority Row), Toby Hemingway (Black Swan), Taylor Cole (The Violent Kind), Ryan Donowho (Cabin Fever: Patient Zero), Holt McCallany (Fight Club), and Dominic Purcell (“Prison Break,” Blade: Trinity).
Check out the trailer below courtesy of Bloody Disgusting, and look for more news about this one to come out of Cannes.
In this sexy paranormal thriller, four psychology students gather in a secluded house over a weekend to try the Ganzfeld Experiment, a test of their potential extrasensory perception (Esp) abilities. In doing so, they lose touch with what is and »
- Uncle Creepy
Here's a single-serving friend Edward Norton would probably like to forget. The erstwhile Fight Club star was investigated for harassment by New York's Finest this week after allegedly getting into an altercation with a paparazzo who tried to videotape him. Per the NYPD, the purported incident occurred around noon on Tuesday when a photographer, whom authorities did not immediately identify, told police he was trying to film the 43-year-old actor on a midtown Manhattan street with his cellphone camera when Norton took offense and pushed his hand away. The shutterbug subsequently sought medical treatment complaining of "hand pain" after Norton smacked the camera away from »
Steven C. Miller, the director of Silent Night and the forthcoming Under The Bed, is already jumping headlong into a new project. That would be Terminus, a Mad Max/Fight Club/zombie mash up. His pitch trailer is on Vimeo, and we have it for you below. It features footage from other movies, as you can probably tell.
Here’s how Miller described the project:
A rip-o-matic trailer that I cut together for my newest post apocalyptic project titled “Terminus”. This was designed to give you a taste of the story, along with how I see the mood and atmosphere. Think ‘Walking Dead’ meets “Mad Max’ meets ‘Fight Club’.
Fight Or Die!
- Andy Greene
Roger Ebert, who died on April 4 at the age of 70, didn't suffer fools gladly: The acclaimed Chicago Sun-Times film critic and Pulitzer Prize winner wrote some of the most widely read scathing reviews of the last five decades.
"I hated this movie," he wrote of the famous Rob Reiner bomb "North" in 1994. "Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it."
Ebert didn't always reserve his ire for universally panned features: He slammed beloved films like "Harold and Maude," "Fight Club" and even "Zoolander." Ben Stiller's comedy came out on Sept. 28, 2001, just under three weeks after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and despite its status as beloved cult classic (Terrence Malick is a fan), Ebert was unamused. »
- Christopher Rosen
The ‘Fight Club’ actor’s fiancee gave birth to the couple’s first child, and managed to keep the good news a secret — the happy couple welcomed their bundle of joy a month ago! Congrats!
Edward Norton and his fiancee Shauna Robertson welcomed their first child together, a baby boy! The private couple managed to keep the news of the baby’s birth a secret for a month — they welcomed their son in March, but the news wasn’t announced until April 17.
Edward Norton’s Baby Boy
Although the couple is keeping mum about the details, a source close to the actor and his gorgeous fiancee tell Us Weekly that Edward is:
Thrilled and excited for parenthood.
When Us Weekly announced the news of their pregnancy in March (soon before they welcomed their child, it turns out), a source also revealed the couple’s excitement at welcoming a child. The »
- Christina Stiehl
Laremy is in Greece, which is why we decided to do the podcast today instead of yesterday and you'll have to bear with us, there was a slight delay in his audio. I also had to edit a few times as his side continued to break up here and there. However... the show must go on! Today we discuss the new Tom Cruise movie Oblivion, take a look forward at the box office potential of the summer films, play some games, answer some questions and voicemails and much more. I also want to remind you there will be a slightly different podcast this Friday where hopefully Laremy can join, but I will be getting together with Kevin Jagernauth from The Playlist and Emma and Aurelien from CinemaTeaser.com to discuss the 2013 Cannes Film Festival lineup as all four of us will be in Cannes to cover what is already shaping »
- Brad Brevet
Long before he was Agent Phil Coulson, Clark Gregg was one of those familiar actors who popped up in a garden variety of films like We Were Soldiers, Spartan, Magnolia, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence, as well as TV shows like The West Wing, The Shield (that's right, folks, not his first rodeo), and The New Adventures of Old Christine. He also wrote and directed an adaptation of Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk's Choke in 2008, an underrated pic that fully captured the essence of the source »
- Paul Shirey
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