Sam Mendes, speaking at a Films Without Borders event at Windsor Castle on Tuesday night, spoke about how the spirit of the London Olympics influenced the pro-British enthusiasm in the last James Bond film, Skyfall.
Mendes says he remembers thinking “I think this might be okay,” during the 2012 Olympics as he was editing Skyfall.
He recalls watching Mo Farah’s race with his son and father and being inspired by “80,000 people cheering for the same guy.” “There was a feeling around London and England that changed the way I cut the movie,” he says, “It fed into it in an interesting way.”
He says following up on Skyfall’s huge success “is a big challenge for me… I am just hammering it [the script] out now. It’s gruelling but it’s fun.”
After doing Skyfall, which was hailed as a more modern approach to Bond, he knew he wanted to do a follow-up film. “We had taken »
- email@example.com (Wendy Mitchell)
She's not the only musician onboard though as Marilyn Manson is slated to make a short appearance in an episode of the show when it returns this Fall. The first "Ghost Rider"-esque teaser trailer for the new season can be seen below. [Source: Smh]
AMC's "The Walking Dead" has never really shied away from gore or violence. With the filming on the fifth season premiere underway, actress Lauren Cohan (Maggie) reveals that the episode might push even the show's nasty standards.
Cohen tells Moviepilot that: "This episode is so disturbing. Some of the the stuff they shot yesterday, I don’t know if it'll make it to TV."
- Garth Franklin
Bentley will appear in a two-part Halloween episode tentatively scheduled to air in late October (21 and 28). He will be playing a character named Eddie, who, according to TV Line, is “a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who is hell-bent on revenge.”
The fourth instalment of American Horror Story is titled Freak Show and will center around the last freak show in America (Jupiter, Florida to be exact) circa 1952. Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, and Emma Roberts will be returning along with Bates and newcomer Michael Chiklis.
Chiklis will be appearing as the hot headed husband of Bassett’s character, who also happens to be the ex-husband of Bates’ character. It looks like »
- Lindsay Sperling
Bentley is joining “American Horror Story’s” next season “Freakshow,” Variety has confirmed. He will play Eddie, a tormentor from Kathy Bates’ character’s past who is seeking revenge, and appear in the Halloween two-part episode.
“American Horror Story” veterans Bates, Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy and Angela Bassett are returning to the ’50s-set new season, which centers on the last freak show in America. It’s also been announced that Michael Chiklis is joining the cast for “Freakshow,” playing Bates’ character’s ex-husband, currently married to Bassett’s character.
The Halloween episodes are tentatively scheduled to air Oct. 21 and 28.
TVLine first reported the news. »
- Alex Stedman
TVLine reports that the "American Beauty" and "Hunger Games" star will appear on the series's two-part Halloween episode, and play a character named Eddie, described as "a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates' [character's] past who is hell-bent on revenge."
Bentley is just the latest big name to flock to the FX horror anthology series, and joins stars Bates, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, and Michael Chiklis in the latest chapter. "Freak Show" is set in 1952 at the last show of its kind in America, and will feature Paulson as conjoined twins and Chiklis as a strongman.
- Katie Roberts
The Hunger Games actor will once again show off his dark side in the two-part Halloween episode of the upcoming season of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show. EW has confirmed that Bentley will play Eddie, a shady figure from Kathy Bates’ character’s past seeking revenge. The project reunites Bentley with show cocreator Ryan Murphy after working together on the HBO pilot Open.
The FX anthology hit’s fourth season will center around on the last American freak show in 1950s Florida with returning stars to the series Jessica Lange, »
- Jake Perlman
Wes Bentley is getting his Freak on.
Bentley will appear in the show’s two-part Halloween episode (tentatively set to air Oct. 21 and 28) as Eddie, a dark tormentor from Kathy Bates’ past who is hell-bent on revenge.
The latest incarnation of FX’s anthology hit centers on the last freak show in America in 1952 and stars AHS vets Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy and the aforementioned Bates. »
Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road). [Press Release] Los Angeles, CA – July 7, 2014 – After the thrilling conclusion of its critically-acclaimed first season, the hit Showtime drama series Penny Dreadful will make its Comic-Con debut on Thursday, July 24th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm with a panel session in Ballroom 20 on the first day of the world-famous annual gathering in San Diego. Featured panelists will include series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway and series creator, writer and executive producer John Logan, and will be moderated by Emmy® »
- Pietro Filipponi
An Oscar-winning actress is an exceptional artist no matter what shade, race or ethnicity she represents. For the sake of this written piece we will concentrate on those actresses of color whose achievement in cinema (and ultimate success of capturing the golden statuette) has made them revered commodities in the motion picture industry.
For some of these minority Oscar-winning actresses being spotlighted they have either excelled at their craft early in their careers or may have enjoyed limited success in the aftermath of their glory. Whatever the case it remains certain that these feminine recipients of Academy Award distinction left a legacy on the big screen in a capacity that cannot be taken away or dismissed.
The You’re in the Minority: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actresses of Color are (in alphabetical order according to film titles):
Won the Academy Award for »
- Frank Ochieng
An American Beauty is coming to the small screen.
Weeks after revealing its plans to debut the Sarah Chalke comedy Really during its upcoming third pilot season, Amazon has announced another pilot: Hysteria, an hourlong dramatic thriller from singer-turned-tv-multihyphenate Shaun Cassidy starring Mena Suvari.
According to Amazon’s official description, “Hysteria takes viewers to Austin where members of a girls’ competitive dance team are stricken with a strange, psycho-physiological illness that manifests in violent fits and spasms. Neurologist Logan Harlen (Suvari) is called back to her hometown to investigate the cause. Fighting her own demons (and the growing manipulation of »
- Hillary Busis
Amazon today announced it has added the hour-long dramatic thriller Hysteria, from Amazon Studios, Universal Television and Alcon Television Group, to its third pilot season, which will debut later this year on Amazon Instant Video. Starring Mena Suvari (American Beauty) as “Dr. Logan Harlen,” James McDaniel (Orange Is The New Black) as “Carl Sapsi,” Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises) as “Ray Ratajeck,” Adan Canto (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as “Matt Sanchez,” Laura San Giacomo (Saving Grace) as “Grace Pelayo” and T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy) as “Carter Harlen,” Hysteria follows a doctor (Suvari) who returns to her hometown of Austin, Texas to investigate a growing epidemic that appears to be spreading through social media. The show is written by Shaun Cassidy who also serves as Executive Producer alongside Adam Schroeder, Sharon Hall, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bryan Zuriff, and Director Otto Bathurst. Customers will once again be invited »
Seen HBO’s The Leftovers, and want to chat about how it compares to Tom Perrotta’s original novel? You’re in luck—so do EW’s Hillary Busis and Neil Janowitz. Their spoiler-heavy conversation—filled with thoughts on bleakness, the new Kevin, and creepy bronze baby statues—is below.
Hillary: So you know that part in This Is Spinal Tap, where the guys in the band see the cover of their latest album for the first time? It’s just this shiny, blank, dark square, an empty void Nigel describes thusly: “There is something about this that’s so black. »
- EW staff
"Bob is real. He's been having me since I was 12... he says he wants to be in me or he'll kill me."
The piercing screams of Laura Palmer reverberate through Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, David Lynch's brutal 1992 movie prequel that followed the sadly short-lived television series. Slaughtered by critics, shunned by audiences and scrutinised by fans, it was effectively wrapped in plastic and left to drift away like Laura's corpse... until now.
The announcement that 90 minutes of previously unseen footage will soon be released, featuring many regular characters absent from the theatrical cut, has revived interest in this widely perceived artistic misfire from Lynch. Two decades on and free from the burden of expectation, it deserves to be viewed as the director's damn fine misunderstood masterpiece.
The movie prequel takes us back a year before the series, to the murder of Teresa Banks by 'Killer Bob'. Our »
Actors Wes Bentley (Intersteller, Knight of Cups, The Hunger Games, American Beauty) and Jaimie Alexander (London Fields, Thor: The Dark World, Thor) will star in the upcoming psychological thriller Broken Vows.
The movie is produced by Wendy Benge (Life of Crime, Life After Beth) and Larry Ladove (The Butler, Life of Crime) will serve as Executive Producer. Stonecreek Films will be financing the film. The film is slated to go into production in late June.
Broken Vows tells the story of Patrick Flynn (Bentley), whose charm and charisma masks a profound psychosis. Patrick seduces Tara Bloom (Alexander), instantly becoming infatuated with the beauty. But when Tara rejects Patrick, he is sent spiraling into madness and delusion, erupting into psychotic rage. Tara is forced to find the »
- Michelle McCue
Actors Wes Bentley (Interstellar, Knight of Cups, The Hunger Games, American Beauty) and Jaimie Alexander (London Fields, Thor: The Dark World, Thor) will star in the upcoming psychological thriller Broken Vows.
Written by James Agnew and Sean Keller (Rage), internationally award-winning commercial Belgium director Bram Coppens makes his directorial debut with this first feature film. Broken Vows is produced by Wendy Benge (Life of Crime, Life After Beth) and Larry Ladove (Lee Daniels' the Butler, Life of Crime) will serve as Executive Producer. Stonecreek Films will be financing the film. The film is slated to go into production in late June.
Broken Vows tells the story of Patrick Flynn (Bentley), whose charm and charisma masks a profound psychosis. Patrick seduces Tara Bloom (Alexander), instantly becoming infatuated with the beauty. But when Tara rejects Patrick, he is sent spiraling into madness and delusion, erupting into psychotic rage. Tara is forced to »
• Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan may reunite on screen for the actress’ directorial debut Ithaca. Hanks would have a cameo role in the World War II coming-of-age drama based on William Saroyan’s novel The Human Comedy and already serves as an executive producer. Erik Jendresen (Killing Lincoln) adapted the script that will also feature Ryan onscreen, as well as the previously announced Sam Shepard (August: Osage County), Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), and Jack Quaid, Ryan’s son with actor Dennis Quaid. This would be the fourth time the pair has appeared on screen together after Joe Versus the Volcano, »
- Jake Perlman
The first word on a new psychological thriller landed in our inbox today, including who the primary cast members are, so if you're a fan of Wes Bentley and/or Jaimie Alexander, read on for all the details!
From the Press Release:
Actors Wes Bentley (Intersteller, Knight of Cups, The Hunger Games, American Beauty) and Jaimie Alexander (pictured; London Fields, Thor: The Dark World, Thor) will star in the upcoming psychological thriller Broken Vows.
The script was written by James Agnew and Sean Keller (Rage), and internationally award-winning commercial director Bram Coppens, who hails from Belgium, makes his directorial debut with this first feature film. Broken Vows is produced by Wendy Benge (Life of Crime, Life After Beth), and Larry Ladove (The Butler, Life of Crime) will serve as executive producer. Stonecreek Films will be financing the film, which is slated to go into production in late June.
- Debi Moore
The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as »
- Brad Brevet
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.
Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014.
“This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”
The 2014 invitees are:
- Michelle McCue
Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave were two of the 271 artists and industry leaders invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which determines nominations and winners at the annual Oscars. The entire list of Academy membership—which numbers about 6,000—isn’t public information so the annual invitation list is often the best indication of the artists involved in the prestigious awards process. It’s worth noting that invitations need to be accepted in order for artists to become members; some artists, like two-time Best Actor winner Sean Penn, have declined membership over the years. »
- Jeff Labrecque
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