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When HBO aired its vampire series True Blood, its arrival came at just the right time. The Twilight series was everywhere and horror was hitting the mainstream at every shopping mall in America. True Blood had creator Alan Ball at its side, therefore, already providing a sense of authenticity due to his resume consisting of the Oscar winning American Beauty and HBO’s earlier series, Six Feet Under. It’s through True Blood that America was introduced to Australian actor Ryan Kwanten who played the air headed yet lovable Jason Stackhouse. Kwanten has created a name for himself in the genre with Knights Of Badassdom, Dead Silence, and the underrated Griff The Invisible. His career is subtle overall, but he has the charisma to become a leading man and hope he gets a role that will get a more mainstream appeal. He seems to want to feel out other genres and avoid typecasting and, »
- Jovy Skol
In a way, “Gone Girl” could be considered the ultimate David Fincher film — even if it’s far from the director’s best. Ironically, the director’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s tawdry, much-beloved airport novel ends up touching on a great many of his preferred themes and motifs, among them, deception (“The Game”), physical and emotional violence (“Se7en”), media frenzy (“The Social Network”), and the power of the unreliable narrator (“Fight Club”). The result is alternately a black-as-night comedy about a marriage in freefall, a scathing critique of modern true-crime celebrity, and another slick, gloomy thriller in the Fincher wheelhouse — and sometimes it’s all three of these things at once. Read More: 9-Minute Video Tribute To David Fincher Explores Both The Bloody And Beautiful Moments In His Films Throughout “Gone Girl,” Fincher constantly repeats certain shots in the same location, using his doubling — of locations, events, and bits. »
- Nicholas Laskin
Robert Mond overcomes a small budget to produce an antidote to the standard cookie cutter superhero flick that’s full of good, if not fully realised, ideas
In Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 novel Fight Club – and to a lesser extent, director David Fincher’s 1999 film adaptation – the author floated the possibility of a being that was omnipotent but not benevolent. “You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you,” said Tyler Durden. “In all probability, he hates you.”
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- Luke Buckmaster
A while back, I had a fascinating chat with writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer about a great comic book called Ballistic. Over the course of said interview, he revealed that his livelihood was in film and horror movies were his wheelhouse. So when Some Kind Of Hate showed up at my door, I could not resist picking his brain on its portrayal of teenage stereotypes, social issues, and doom metal, which in this case are certainly a potent combination. [Note: May contain minor spoilers.]
Famous Monsters. Maybe it’s because I’m a metalhead, but I want to start with the use of music in the film—in the narrative as well as in the soundtrack. Metal plays a large role. There’s even a scene where Lincoln makes Kaitlin a metal playlist. What’s your take on the cliché of heavy metal music leading teens to being violent, and how did you find the »
- Holly Interlandi
The way a film starts and the way it ends can tell a lot about a movie, as well as the particular style of the director behind the project. Numerous films throughout history have had memorable opening and closing shots that have elevated the feature in question, while also taking on a life of their own as iconic moments in cinema.
Following his first exploration of first and final frames in film, vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney has revisited the topic in a new video, looking at 70 new films and how their opening and closing mirror each other. Swinney had this to say in the episode description.
After numerous requests, I finally decided to create a sequel to “First and Final Frames”. Part II plays the opening and closing shots of 70 films side-by-side. Like the first video, some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Craig Roberts’s directorial debut mixes Dostoevskian paranoia and cracked humour with impressive confidence
There’s more than a hint of Richard Ayoade in Craig Roberts’s darkly comic directorial debut. Both the teen awkwardness of Submarine (in which Roberts memorably starred) and the Dostoevskian paranoia of The Double are here present and correct. Working from his own script, Roberts plays the titular Jim, a dorky misfit whose life is transformed by the arrival of new neighbour Dean (Emile Hirsch), who teaches Jim to be a rebel. Trips to a rat-pit cinema endlessly repeating the same mock-noir hint that Dean may be partly a Fight Club-style figment of Jim’s cineliterate imagination, although the film’s surreal threads are left deliberately open-ended. With his deadpan Keaton-esque demeanour, Roberts is already a singular screen presence, and here acquits himself confidently behind the camera, handling the film’s shifting tones with nicely cracked off-kilter humour. »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
The daytime TV host is trying to protect his children from news of his separation from his wife. If only he were as concerned about others’ children
Is there a British citizen who understands the importance of silence, restraint and decorum more exquisitely than Jeremy Kyle? I am moved to ask as the human-baiting impresario and his lawyers move self-parodically into action over the matter of his separation.
Related: How Magaluf took the moral high ground by pepper spraying Jeremy Kyle
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- Marina Hyde
Mr. Robot is coming to the UK (and other European countries)! It will stream on Amazon Prime from Friday the 16th of October…
Great news, this – the fantastic American hacker drama Mr. Robot is finally getting distribution in the UK.
Amazon Prime has nabbed the rights to the USA Network’s show, and will screen it online in Britain, Germany and Austria. Amazon Prime members in these countries will be able to stream the show from Friday the 16th of October.
Although anti-corporate protagonist Elliot Anderson (played marvellously by Rami Malek) wouldn’t be too keen on this big business support, we’re very excited for the show reach the UK via legal means.
The series - if you're unfamiliar - follows corporate tech security employee Elliot as he joins an underground hacking collective, who seek to take down the one percenters at the top of the world economy via computer wizardry. »
Nearly 16 years after its release in October 1999, director David Fincher's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's breakthrough novel Fight Club is still considered to be a classic. While the film was largely a faithful adaptation of the original novel, the ending is quite different from the book. For those who have been waiting to see the author's final pages of the book come to life, a group of filmmakers at Banana-Dragon Productions have just the video for you, combining both the movie endings and the book endings in one unique 13-minute video. Here's what the production company had to say in a statement about how this short film came to life.
"Back in the fall of 2014, Detroit-made filmmakers of a newly formed company, Banana-Dragon Productions, created a shot-for-shot recreation of the famous "Hit Me" scene in Fight Club. Catching the attention of author Chuck Palahniuk, what was considered to be »
From the outset, David Fincher has honed a very distinctive visual style. Gritty and visceral, yet clean and precise, his back catalogue is very impressive. From Fight Club and Seven to The Social Network and Gone Girl, he has managed to make films that are both high quality and that people love. Yet they often also cost a lot of money and, due to the often uncompromising nature of his films, studios can be reluctant to give him exactly what he wants. The inevitable result is that differences become irreconcilable and projects collapse.
Below we look at some of the projects that have fallen by the wayside.
The story about fans of an obscure underground comic book who find themselves embroiled in a »
[[tmz:video id="0_gg7k63ok"]] 50 Cent stepped inside a real life fight club, jumped in the ring ... and then got the joint hyped for a night of knockouts. 50 gave fans and fighters a pep talk before performing Tuesday night at Bx Fight Club -- a genuine, underground fight club in the Bronx. The club encourages locals to put on the gloves and get their aggression out in the ring, instead of on the street with guns. One of the owners, »
- TMZ Staff
Directed by Brian Helgeland.
A biopic on the infamous twins, The Krays, charting their life of crime in the 1960’s.
Ronnie and Reggie Kray have become the UK equivalent of Al Capone. East End gangsters, Brian Helgeland’s gangster biopic of the Kray twins seems to glorify and glamorise their 1960’s hey day, while Tom Hardy gives an unforgettable performance as both Ron and Reg Kray. Reg, the charming ladies man, is central, as Helgeland directs Legend from the perspective of his first wife, Frances (Emily Browning). This romance between ‘Frankie’ and Reg is the driving force, therefore establishing a cliché context that only serves to soften the tale told. Unfortunately, Legend is a glossy retelling of London career criminals that’s less Mean Streets and more ‘Soft Streets’, with cockney thrown in for good measure. »
- Simon Columb
Warner Bros. Pictures
Spoilers are everywhere. Carelessly thrown into trailers or stupidly revealed through tie-in merchandise, ruinous details can come unexpectedly from any source at any time. Even if you live on Mars, in a cave, with your fingers in your ears and your eyes shut it’s still pretty much impossible to avoid learning a movie’s plot ahead of release.
You may think that if you resist clicking on all the pre-release leaks, manage to steer clear of the spoiler-filled post-release discussion and actually get into the cinema without hearing a single word of story, that you’re safe. But you’d be wrong – sometimes the biggest source of a spoiler is the movie itself.
Filmmakers just love to throw sneaky references to later events into their movies, showing off their brilliant screenwriting skills. And while most of the time these are subtle hints you’d never realistically »
- Alex Leadbeater
There’s some “bad blood” brewing in New Orleans, and it’s going to make Taylor Swift’s music video look like an afternoon at Disneyland.
The first trailer for The Originals‘ upcoming third season, obtained exclusively by TVLine, finds Klaus — aka “the thing that men fear” — in dire straits, as a “war between the sire lines” breaks out just as he’s severed virtually every alliance within his family. (Some timing, huh?)
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The trailer also gives us our first look at a temporarily de-wolved Hayley, a scared-as-hell Elijah (with baby Hope in tow! »
Matt Damon is back filming a Jason Bourne movie - and Bourne looks like he's been through some battles...
It's been a long time coming, but finally, Matt Damon is back playing Jason Bourne.
Following the huge success of The Bourne Ultimatum back in 2007, both Damon and director Paul Greengrass toyed with making Bourne 4, before ultimately departing the series. Universal instead turned to director Tony Gilroy and star Jeremy Renner for The Bourne Legacy, which didn't quite take off in the way the studio hoped.
It's been something of a coup then to lure back Damon and Greengrass for a new Bourne adventure, but that's exactly what's happened.
Bourne 5, which is described as being set in a "post-Snowden world", sees Vincent Cassell and Tommy Lee Jones joining Damon and Julia Stiles in the cast. And producer Frank Marshall has Tweeted the first picture of Damon back as Bourne from the set of the film. »
The only hashtag game you need to be a part of today is #KittenBlockbusters, combining as it does three of the internet's favourite things: cats, movies and puns.
Upping the ante is the Photoshop work going on to support this feline frippery, the best of which we've compiled below.
The Force Awakens from their Nap #KittenBlockbusters pic.twitter.com/l3MrgsOXAw
— Bill the Butcher (@NotBTB) September 8, 2015
— The # Queen (@SinCityChiGirl) September 8, 2015
Spaying Private Ryan
— Ham on Wry (@realHamOnWry) September 8, 2015
#KittenBlockbusters The Whole Nine Yarns
— Stephen Spinola (@Mr_McStevie) September 8, 2015
Sharkmeowdo #KittenBlockbusters @midnight pic.twitter.com/1uaEW8VA5v
— Bill the Butcher (@NotBTB) September 8, 2015
The Pawshank Redemption
— Chris Johnson (@VidarTattoo) September 8, 2015
Meow-lin Rouge! #KittenBlockbusters @midnight pic.twitter.com/eRSEKkq1zF
— Jen unrepentantly (@brownlegal) September 8, 2015
The critically lauded Mr. Robot wrapped up its freshman season this past week. The USA Network show had major buzz, arguably becoming the most talked about and interesting new program to come along in at least a year. Is it the best show to come along since the 2014-2015 TV season began last fall? Cinelinx looks at Mr. Robot to evaluate whether or not it was the finest new series to premier, not only over the summer, but since last September’s TV lineup debuted.
The very existence of Mr. Robot is amazing in more ways than one. Firstly, it’s a surprise that Mr. Robot was picked up by the USA Network—a network known for light, often formulaic shows—and also that they had so much faith in it, they renewed it for a second year before the first episode even aired. It’s a pleasure as a »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
When you think of David Fincher.s 1999 film Fight Club, a number of words may come to mind: macho, violent, soap. Chances are, however, when you think of the Brad Pitt and Edward Norton-starring flick, the first description you think of is not adorable. Well, that may very well change after you watch this new video: G-Rated Fight Club. This video comes from folks over at Fine Brothers Entertainment, and if you ever ventured to imagine an animated, elementary school version of Fight Club, you know, without the sex, swearing, violence, and general mayhem, this is probably pretty much what it would look like. And it.s a lot of goddamn fun. Edward Norton.s Narrator or Jack or whatever you want to call him, is transported from the mundane life of a cubicle drone to the mundane life of a suburban 4th grader. While in a Cootie support group, »
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this top-notch Thursday? A young child gets an Optimus Prime birthday cake that actually transforms, an alternate Minions trailer addresses a touchy subject and find out what Dwayne Johnson's IMDb page might look like through the year 2047. But first, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gets a wonderful homemade trailer. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Homemade Trailer
Cinefix's Homemade Movies series has put together a wonderful Diy version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, using some simple costumes and homemade props and models. We even have a side-by-side comparison to the actual trailer, which shows the level of detail they tried »
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