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11 items from 2014

Daily | Eva Mattes @ 60

14 December 2014 8:39 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Eva Mattes, who turns 60 today, has been acting on stage and in front of the camera since she was twelve. Internationally, she'll probably always be associated with the New German Cinema. She was still a teenager when she appeared as a Vietnamese rape victim in Michael Verhoeven's o.k. (1970), which caused an uproar at the Berlinale. In 1979, Mattes won a Best Supporting Actress award in Cannes for her performance in Werner Herzog's Woyzeck. She'd previously worked with him on Stroszek (1977). She appeared in several films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and played him two years after his death in Ein Mann wie Eva. More recently, Mattes has appeared in Frieder Schlaich's Otomo (1999), Jean-Jacques Annaud's Enemy at the Gates (2001) and Percy Adlon's Mahler on the Couch (2010). » - David Hudson »

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Watch: Nature And Man Collide In First Trailer For Jean-Jacques Annaud's Epic 'Wolf Totem'

11 December 2014 3:25 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For months now, rumors have been circulating (well…mostly overseas) about the jointly produced Franco-Chinese film, “Wolf Totem.” One of the biggest rumors was that legendary Hollywood composer James Horner would lend his talents to the film. That has now been confirmed. Based on Chinese novelist Jiang Rong’s semi-autobiographical 2004 novel, “Wolf Totem” tells the story of a young student, Chen Zhen (played by Shaofeng Feng), dispatched from Beijing to rural Mongolia with the task of educating herders. The film adaptation is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, the helmer behind “Seven Years in Tibet,” “Enemy At the Gates,” and about ten other films since 1976. Annaud recently had the following to say to James Horner Film Music about the project: "I feel proud, so proud for the film. I was thrilled when I finished watching it in advance. (…) It will be touching, it will be about the harmony between humans and nature, »

- Zach Hollwedel

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The Legend Of Korra season 4 episode 6 review: Battle Of Zaofu

9 November 2014 11:43 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This week's The Legend Of Korra episode is simultaneously tense and also very funny. Here's Kaci's impressed review...

This review contains spoilers.

4.6 Battle Of Zaofu

This week's episode of Legend Of Korra manages to be somehow even more tense than the previous one, despite such a feat seeming to be against the laws of nature. The writing is once again so tight that you feel like you're holding your breath the entire time.

The plot is once again relatively simple: Su and two of her sons are captured while trying to invade Kuvira's camp, which forces Korra's hand and leads to a showdown between the two. Kuvira turns out to be more than a match for Korra, which forces her to use the Avatar State... only for her Ptsd to rear its head at the worst possible moment and lead to her defeat. Korra escapes with the Airbenders at the last moment, »

- louisamellor

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Battlefield Surgery – Three Wounded War Movies

8 June 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Much like that it portrays, with the war movie there is always a thin line between success and failure. When dealing with such a hefty and complex subject matter, is one best suited to going on the offensive or holding back and forming a defensive line of conservatism? When dealing with real conflict involving real people, either by historical inspiration or factual invocation, are you making a drama or an action flick?

Regardless of which route one takes, this is a genre as susceptible to mediocrity and false hope as any other. Whether it be a great battle from history rendered obsolete by caricature or a teasing of genuine, shellshock events betrayed by insensitive thriller tropes, there will always be those that fail to hit the target when victory was so surely within reach. Intention is always undermined by incompetence.

Rather than look at the worst of the crop, Cinematic »

- Scott Patterson

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What Were Hoskins' Best Films and Performances?

30 April 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Bob Hoskins dead at 71: Hoskins’ best movies included ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ ‘Mona Lisa’ (photo: Bob Hoskins in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ with Jessica Rabbit, voiced by Kathleen Turner) Bob Hoskins, who died at age 71 in London yesterday, April 29, 2014, from pneumonia (initially reported as “complications of Parkinson’s disease”), was featured in nearly 70 movies over the course of his four-decade film career. Hoskins was never a major box office draw — "I don’t think I’m the sort of material movie stars are made of — I’m five-foot-six-inches and cubic. My own mum wouldn’t call me pretty." Yet, this performer with attributes similar to those of Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, and Lon Chaney had the lead in one of the biggest hits of the late ’80s. In 1988, Robert Zemeckis’ groundbreaking Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which seamlessly blended animated and live action footage, starred Hoskins as gumshoe Eddie Valiant, »

- Andre Soares

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R.I.P. Bob Hoskins, 1942-2014

30 April 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Bob Hoskins, the celebrated English actor who brought gravitas and a wicked smile to any genre he worked in, from crime thrillers like The Long Good Friday to fantasy comedies such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Hook, died from pneumonia Tuesday. He was 71.

The actor claimed to have never taken any acting lessons – according to him, he was waiting at a theatre bar for a friend to finish an audition when someone gave him a script and said, “You’re next.” He scored the part at that audition and soon after, the short-statured Hoskins became a giant on the stage and screen, beloved by audiences around the world.

Hoskins appeared in various UK television series and mini-series during the 1970s, when he also found a calling on the British stage. However, the actor broke through on the big screen in the 1980s. His first major role was in the »

- Jordan Adler

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R.I.P. Bob Hoskins (1942 – 2014)

30 April 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

British actor Bob Hoskins has passed away at the age of 71 following a bout of pneumonia.

The star, known for films such as Mona Lisa, The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, passed away on Tuesday his Agent Clair Dobbs has announced.

Born in Bury St Edmunds in 1942,Hoskins started his career on the stage at the Unity Theatre before going onto having a successful career on both the large and small screen. This included an Oscar nomination, BAFTA and Golden Globe win for Best Actor for his performance in the crime drama Mona Lisa and an International Emmy for Best Actor for his role in BBC One drama serial The Street.

Hoskins was also lauded on both sides of the Atlantic with his roles Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Hook and Enemy at the Gates showing his talents as both a comedic and dramatic actor.

Hoskins announced his »

- Gary Collinson

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R.I.P. Bob Hoskins

30 April 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

British acting legend Bob Hoskins has died of pneumonia at the age of 71. Hoskins' agent confirmed to the BBC that he died on Tuesday in hospital, surrounded by family.

With over a hundred credits to his name across film and television, Hoskins announced his retirement from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. His final films were British comedy "Outside Bet" and big-budget fantasy feature "Snow White and the Huntsmen".

Hoskins will be remembered far more though for his memorable turns in films such as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Long Good Friday," "Mona Lisa," "The Honorary Consul," "Brazil," "Hook," "Nixon," "The Cotton Club," "Twenty Four Seven," "Super Mario Bros.," "Last Orders," "Mermaids," "Mrs. Henderson Presents," "Unleashed," "Hollywoodland," "Doomsday," "Enemy at the Gates," "The Wall" and TV productions like "Pennies from Heaven," "On the Move," "The Lost World" and "The Street".

Hoskins had a dry sense of humor, famously »

- Garth Franklin

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Bob Hoskins: 8 great movie roles - Hook, Roger Rabbit, Mermaids

30 April 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bob Hoskins, the legendary British actor whose career spanned more than 40 years, has died at the age of 71. Hoskins passed away today (April 30) after contracting pneumonia. He announced his retirement from acting in 2012 following a Parkinson's diagnosis.

Bob Hoskins dies, aged 71: Tributes pour in for Long Good Friday star

Hoskins leaves behind an eclectic selection of film roles, having worked with filmmakers ranging from Steven Spielberg to Stephen Frears. Here are eight of his more memorable big screen roles...

The Long Good Friday (1980)

Probably the greatest British gangster film ever made, Hoskins delivered an explosive turn as Harold Shand, a criminal looking to refashion himself as a legit businessman. John McKenzie's film has stood the test of time exceptionally well, having contemporary resonance in Shand's plans to rejuvenate the London Docklands to make way for the Olympic Games.

Mona Lisa (1986)

This Neil Jordan drama was the film that »

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Walking With The Enemy Review

24 April 2014 8:24 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

By this point in time, it seems that every conceivable World War II story had been told – from South of the Border, made in 1939 about an American agent working to prevent Nazis from seizing control of Mexican oil fields, to this year’s Monuments Men, George Clooney’s ode to the men trying to preserve Europe’s cultural heritage. But still, nearly 70 years after it ended, the second world war continues to deliver material for Hollywood to sink its claws into.

Based on the somewhat amazing true story about ordinary Hungarians and their struggle to save the lives of thousands of Jews marked for death, Walking with the Enemy skates on old Hollywood charm of good guys versus bad guys, with both being easy to identify on sight.

Inspired by the real-life exploits of Pinchas Tibor Rosenbaum, a rabbi’s son from small-town Hungary, Walking with the Enemy shows the »

- Adam A. Donaldson

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Podcast: Predicting the 2014 Oscar Noms, Reacting to Golden Globes and Talking 'Her'

14 January 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This episode is chockfull of goodness as we start off with a #GoodComments section via my Twitter feed, transition into a discussion about the 2014 Golden Globes, then explore predictions of the major categories at the 2014 Oscars and finally discuss our votes for the Critics' Choice Awards. After that, it's all in for Her as we talk spoilers, themes, performances and more about the film that topped both mine and Laremy's top ten of 2013. Then it's new DVDs and Blu-rays, games, voicemails, questions and we're out. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. »

- Brad Brevet

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