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6 dramatic Jared Leto transformations, from Dallas Buyers Club to Requiem for a Dream

29 April 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A radically beefed-up Jared Leto has proudly unveiled his Superman vest-clad, muscular physique for his forthcoming role as the Joker in Suicide Squad.

The Oscar-winning star has become renowned for taking on 'anti-vanity' parts which often render him unrecognisable in most of his adventurous acting roles to date.

Often going to unbelievable lengths for a part, we celebrate his constant movie metamorphosis with 6 incredible on-screen transformations.

1. Fight Club (1999)

"I feel like destroying something beautiful", Edward Norton's Tyler Durden reasons before pulverising Jared Leto's pretty face in David Fincher's dark drama Fight Club.

Leto played the platinum blonde Angel Face, whose handsome looks are transformed after he's left toothless and grotesquely deformed following Norton's brutal beating.

The actor toned up for the role and bleached his hair and eyebrows - aspects which bear some similarities to his recent transformation into the frightening, green-haired Joker.

2. American Psycho (2000)

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Why 1980 Was the Best Year in Movie History

27 April 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others?  History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies?  So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »

- Richard Rushfield

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Bennett Miller And Darren Aronofsky Both Declined Offers To Direct Gambit

16 April 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Another morsel of comic book movie news arrives today from the scoopster supreme at Latino Review, El Mayimbe. His latest tidbit of insider intel isn’t connected to Warner Bros.’ DC movie-verse or Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, but Fox’s X-Men Universe. According to his knowledge, Channing Tatum has been courting a list of “big” name directors to helm his upcoming X-spinoff, Gambit.

Free Twitter Scoop! Channing Tatum going after Big names to direct Gambit. He approached Bennett Miller & Darren Aronofsky who both passed.

— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) April 16, 2015

Tatum landed the leading role on the long-awaited movie back in October 2014 and has since boarded as a producer, which goes some way to explaining why he’s so proactive in seeking out the perfect director. As El Mayimbe outlines in his short-but-sweet Tweet, Tatum has already approached Foxcatcher‘s Bennett Miller And Requiem For A Dream‘s Darren Aronofsky, but alas they both declined the gig. »

- Gem Seddon

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10 Things You Need To Know About Darren Aronofsky’s Batman

15 April 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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You wanna watch out for that Darren Aronofsky. He might just surprise you. After a good couple of decades making grim, magical realist dramas like Requiem For A Dream and Black Swan, he was surrounded by rumours that he was due to direct either/or the second Wolverine film or that ill-fated Robocop remake. In the end he did neither: instead, he did a big-budget retelling of Noah And The Great Flood, in a way that displeased the faithful and was of no interest to his usual audience.

That seemed like something of a left-turn for the auteur director, but it was on the cards for a good while before. Because, not so far back in the mists of time, Aronofsky was approached with an even stranger proposition. Warner Bros were floundering in the wake of their critically and commercially disappointing Batman sequels, eventually canning Joel Schumacher’s plans for another total camp-fest. »

- Tom Baker

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Wright Was Earliest Surviving Best Supporting Actress Oscar Winner

15 March 2015 12:05 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Teresa Wright: Later years (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon.") Teresa Wright and Robert Anderson were divorced in 1978. They would remain friends in the ensuing years.[1] Wright spent most of the last decade of her life in Connecticut, making only sporadic public appearances. In 1998, she could be seen with her grandson, film producer Jonah Smith, at New York's Yankee Stadium, where she threw the ceremonial first pitch.[2] Wright also became involved in the Greater New York chapter of the Als Association. (The Pride of the Yankees subject, Lou Gehrig, died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 1941.) The week she turned 82 in October 2000, Wright attended the 20th anniversary celebration of Somewhere in Time, where she posed for pictures with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. In March 2003, she was a guest at the 75th Academy Awards, in the segment showcasing Oscar-winning actors of the past. Two years later, »

- Andre Soares

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Watch: Get High With This Supercut Of Drugs In Cinema

12 March 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Smoke them, snort them, shoot them, swallow them. No matter how they’re consumed, drugs are everywhere in movies. And in this new two-and-a-half-minute supercut, Jorge Luengo Ruiz gets us hooked on Hollywood highs. The earliest film Ruiz includes is “Easy Rider” from 1969. The most recent is Scorsese’s 2013 flick, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” If you’re going to make a supercut that details drug use over a 44-year span of cinema, I can’t think of two better films to bookend the short. The “Easy Rider” New Orleans cemetery acid trip scene induces a second-hand high upon every viewing, and no one did drugs to such excess in recent movie history as Jordan Belfort and his fraternity of stock-brokers. Naturally, “Requiem for a Dream” — Darren Aronofsky’s tale of addiction gone horribly wrong, which is a thousand times more effective at turning teens off of drugs than any D. »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Video of the Day: Watch a compilation of Darren Aronofsky’s tracking shots

11 March 2015 6:03 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Despite having only six feature films under his belt to date, filmmaker Darren Aronofsky has firmly made his mark in the film world, garnering critical acclaim for, among other things, the cinematography of his work. One key aspect of his features involve tracking shots, where his camera follows the subject from behind, seeing what they see, while not getting a look at the focal performer’s face, only the back of their head. It is this aspect of Aronofsky’s cinematography that’s the focus of a new video essay by Vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney, who has edited together instances where Aronofsky has used these techniques in each of his film. This is what Swinney had to say about the video.

Darren Aronofsky seems to favor tracking shots that capture his characters from behind rather than the front or side (most frequently in The Wrestler and Black Swan). Using a dolly, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Watch Marlon Wayans' Fantastic Audition Video for the Richard Pryor Biopic

24 February 2015 8:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Remember when Marlon Wayans was attached to star in a Richard Pryor biopic? His time for the role has since passed, with Mike Epps now set to portray the late comedian in a movie directed by Lee Daniels and costarring Oprah Winfrey and Kate Hudson. But thanks to Shadow and Act, we can see some of what the Wayans version might have looked liked.  The video below features the Requiem for a Dream standout performing a scene with Omar Epps that was reportedly written and directed by Dreamgirls helmer Bill Condon -- who penned the old draft of the biopic, then titled Is It Something I Said?, and was supposed to direct before departing for the final Twilight movies  -- plus another stand-up bit taken from one of Pryor's actual moments on stage. The audition...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Desecrating Pynchon. Inherent Vice Arrives on DVD

24 February 2015 5:43 AM, PST | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

There are films that make you want to run to the bookstore or, in reality, Amazon.com. Any Jane Austen or Dickens adaptation. Atonement. Requiem for a Dream perhaps.

Then there is Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Martin Short, Reese Witherspoon, Maya Rudolph, and Benicio Del Toro, plus a bevy of other game thespians. This adaptation has a contrary effect. It makes you want to hightail it to the incinerator with every Pynchon paperback you might own. Farewell, V. Sayonara, Gravity's Rainbow.

But before I get too critical, let me just note that this apparently was a project of love for Anderson. Anyone who would tackle Pynchon's verbiage and hope to get a slightly comprehensible screenplay out of it would only do so out of an illimitable devotion for the author. Anderson's chance of success, of course, »

- Brandon Judell

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Jared Leto Has to Eat "Every Couple of Hours" For His New Movie Role

20 February 2015 11:45 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Jared Leto: actor, rock star, and wearer of fanny packs, covers the latest issue of Billboard magazine. In the accompanying interview, the Oscar winner and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman gets real about juggling his jobs, being on tour with his band, and his seemingly constant yo-yo dieting. Jared recently signed on to play The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, which starts filming in April, and is gaining weight for the role. He said, "It means I have to eat every couple of hours - and I'm terrible at eating a lot." Jared is no stranger to weight fluctuations in his films, as he starved himself for Requiem For a Dream, gained 60 pounds to play Mark David Chapman in Chapter 27, and famously dropped another 40 pounds to play AIDS patient Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club. Keep reading for Jared's candid quotes in Billboard, then check out 24 of his hands-down hottest moments. »

- Brittney-Stephens

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Jared Leto Is Trying to 'Gain a Lot of Weight' to Play the Joker

20 February 2015 11:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jared Leto is once again yo-yoing his weight to prepare for a role. But this time, he's packing on the pounds. The musician and actor, 43, is attempting to put on weight for his upcoming role as the Joker in the supervillain movie Suicide Squad, he said in a new Billboard cover story. "I'm trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours, and I'm terrible at eating a lot," he told the magazine. The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman went through the opposite transformation when he lost a significant amount of weight in »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Jared Leto Is Trying to 'Gain a Lot of Weight' to Play the Joker

20 February 2015 10:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jared Leto is once again yo-yoing his weight to prepare for a role. But this time, he's packing on the pounds. The musician and actor, 43, is attempting to put on weight for his upcoming role as the Joker in the supervillain movie Suicide Squad, he said in a new Billboard cover story. "I'm trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours, and I'm terrible at eating a lot," he told the magazine. The 30 Seconds to Mars front man went through the opposite transformation when he lost a significant amount of weight »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Jared Leto ''Trying to Gain a Lot of Weight'' to Play the Joker in Suicide Squad, But Says He's ''Terrible at Eating a Lot''

20 February 2015 6:40 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jared Leto is about to undergo another total body transformation! In 2012, the actor lost between 30-40 lbs. to play Ron Woodroof, the real-life AIDS patient in Dallas Buyers Club. The role earned Leto, 43, the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2014 (co-star Matthew McConaughey took home the Best Actor award), but he hasn't acted in a movie since then. Leto starved himself to play a junkie in 2000's Requiem for a Dream, and he later gained more than 60 pounds to play John Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman, in 2007's Chapter 27. "It can be an incredibly rewarding, but also destructive, thing to do," he confesses. "Your body changes forever." When actors call him »

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Editors Guild Selects 75 Best Edited Films of All Time

4 February 2015 8:26 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Now this is a list that could result in a lot of fascinating dissection and thanks to HitFix it comes to our attention almost three years after it was originally released back in 2012, celebrating the Motion Picture Editors Guild's 75th anniversary. Over at HitFix, Kris Tapley asks, "Is this news to anyone elsec" Um, yes, I find it immensely interesting and a perfect starting point for anyone looking to further explore the art of film editing. In an accompanying article we get the particulars concerning what films were eligible and how films were to be considered: In our Jan-feb 12 issue, we asked Guild members to vote on what they consider to be the Best Edited Films of all time. Any feature-length film from any country in the world was eligible. And by "Best Edited," we explained, we didn't just mean picture; sound, music and mixing were to be considered as well. »

- Brad Brevet

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What is the best-edited film of all time according to those who do the job?

3 February 2015 8:43 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A random bit of researching on a Tuesday night led me to something I didn't know existed: The Motion Picture Editors Guild's list of the 75 best-edited films of all time. It was a feature in part celebrating the Guild's 75th anniversary in 2012. Is this news to anyone else? I confess to having missed it entirely. Naturally, I had to dig in. What was immediately striking to me about the list — which was decided upon by the Guild membership and, per instruction, was considered in terms of picture and sound editorial as opposed to just the former — was the most popular decade ranking. Naturally, the 1970s led with 17 mentions, but right on its heels was the 1990s. I wouldn't have expected that but I happen to agree with the assessment. Thelma Schoonmaker's work on "Raging Bull" came out on top, an objectively difficult choice to dispute, really. It was so transformative, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Sad Bowl: All the Weepiest Super Bowl Ads in One Place (Video)

1 February 2015 7:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Was it just us, or was this a really sad year for Super Bowl commercials? Children died, "Cat's in the Cradle" was played, and it was a real bummer of a night, generally. How sad was it? "Stay with Me" on repeat and red wine sad. Liking your ex's old vacation pictures alone on a Friday night sad. Requiem for a Dream scored to Bright Eyes sad. And because we're nothing if not sad-pletists (that's sadness completists), here's all of the saddest Super Bowl commercials in one place. Ready your hankies. (And look, some of the commercials addressed serious issues. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Sad Bowl: All the Weepiest Super Bowl Ads in One Place (Video)

1 February 2015 7:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Was it just us, or was this a really sad year for Super Bowl commercials? Children died, "Cat's in the Cradle" was played, and it was a real bummer of a night, generally. How sad was it? "Stay with Me" on repeat and red wine sad. Liking your ex's old vacation pictures alone on a Friday night sad. Requiem for a Dream scored to Bright Eyes sad. And because we're nothing if not sad-pletists (that's sadness completists), here's all of the saddest Super Bowl commercials in one place. Ready your hankies. (And look, some of the commercials addressed serious issues. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Watch: Stare Into The Eyes Of Darren Aronofsky's Films With This 4-Minute Supercut

27 January 2015 1:59 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s kind of hard to believe Darren Aronofsky only has six features to his name, especially since his first one, “Pi,” came out in 1998. Still, the director has proven a unique talent over his sparse career, one deemed worthy of an Oscar nomination in 2011 for his work on “Black Swan.” Among the many idiosyncrasies of an Aronofsky film, Vimeo editor WarmBakedBread argues that an emphasis on his characters’ eyes is a key feature. And he made a four-minute video titled “Pupil’ to prove his point. The short cuts together every single Aronofsky feature, including the aforementioned two, as well as “The Fountain,” “The Wrestler,” “Noah,” and “Requiem for a Dream.” (Side note – remember “The Wrestler”? Damn, that was some good filmmaking.) At first, watching the video, you might think, “yeah, actors have eyes; point made.” (And okay, is it just us, or does the rock monster from “Noah” looks »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Update: Interstellar available to pre-order on Blu-ray, released March 31st

23 January 2015 8:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we reported that Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic Interstellar was available to pre-order at online vendor Amazon, but today Paramount Home Entertainment has officially announced the release of the film on March 31st on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, with a digital release on March 17th.

The Blu-ray release for Interstellar is set to include a cell from an original 70Mm IMAX print of the film in addition to three hours of bonus content, details of which you can view below, as well as a look at the artwork for the release.

–The Science of Interstellar — Extended cut of the broadcast special.

–Plotting an Interstellar Journey — Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs.

–Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.

The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Break Launches ‘Movies On Break’, A Free Streaming Service Of Lionsgate’s Feature Films

14 January 2015 12:48 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

The upcoming Smosh movie isn’t the only project on which Defy Media and Lionsgate are collaborating. In addition to the film starring the duo behind one of YouTube’s most successful channels (and one of the internet’s most successful young adult brands), the companies just announced the launch of Movies on Break. It's "a curated selection of 200 films from the Lionsgate library” that are ad-supported with pre-roll and mid-roll commercial spots, but otherwise free-to-view onto a section of the Defy Media owned-and-operated Break.com website that draws over 18 million unique monthly viewers.

Movies on Break launches with 80 films categorized into a handful of separate verticals with enticing names, such as They Were In That?, Never Ending Sequels (which currently features Leprechaun 2, 3, 4, Leprechaun In The Hood, and Leprechaun Back 2 Tha Hood), 420 Flicks (which currently features The Stonged Age and Cheerleader Ninjas), Before They Were Famous (which currently features »

- Joshua Cohen

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