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John C. Reilly Public Interview Announced For Galway Film Fleadh

17 June 2015 3:11 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

With an eclectic collection of films, including Step Brothers, Wreck-It Ralph, Magnolia, Gangs of New York, and Chicago, under his belt, John C. Reilly has cemented himself as one of the most popular character actors and, in recent years, comic leads working today, and the Galway Film Fleadh are delighted to announce that he will the subject of their annual Public Interviews, hosted by Sean rocks and taking place at Rte One’s Arena in the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday July 12th. With an amazing number of beloved roles under his belt, it will no doubt add up to an insightful and hilarious time for all, and will be followed by a screening of cult comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. For tickets and more information, you can click here. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Anurag Kashyap’s Epic Crime Feature Film “Gangs Of Wasseypur” Now Available On Demand

11 June 2015 12:09 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Cinelicious Pics brings to you the critically acclaimed epic crime drama Gangs Of Wasseypur on demand via iTunes and GooglePlay. The film is coming soon to Amazon, Netflix, Dish, M-go, Ultraflix, Facebook and Vimeo, in collaboration with Cinelicious’ VOD partner on the movie, FilmKaravan.

The intense and dazzling Gangs Of Wasseypur, often called India’s answer to The Godfather Saga, is director/writer/producer Anurag Kashyap’s ambitious and extraordinary blood-and-bullets fueled crime saga that charts seventy years in the lives – and spectacular deaths – of two mafia-like families fighting for control of the coal-mining town of Wasseypur, India.  Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, Gangs Of New York) recently praised the movie as “a bold, original, fascinating crime saga” and “A wild, dangerous epic.”

Inspired by the real-life exploits of local gangs and beginning with the bandit-like career of Shahid Khan (Jaideep Ahlawat) in the 1940s, the film follows the ruthless »

- Press Releases

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Time Machine: Oscar Winner-to-Be Bale with Wife on Red Carpet

9 May 2015 10:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic Bale at the Oscars Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Eventual Best Supporting Actor winner Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic Bale are seen above on the Red Carpet of the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Welsh-born Bale took home the Oscar statuette for his performance as a boxer turned coach and junkie in David O. Russell's boxing drama and sleeper hit The Fighter. His co-stars were Mark Wahlberg (who also co-produced the film), Best Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo, and Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams. Christian Bale movies The Fighter was Christian Bale's first Academy Award nomination. Among his other movie credits are: The Dark Knight (2008). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Christian Bale. Heath Ledger. Maggie Gyllenhaal. Aaron Eckhart. The Prestige (2006). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Hugh Jackman. »

- D. Zhea

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Which Member Of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Cast Has The Best Facial Hair?

8 May 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The first thing you notice is the facial hair. How could you not? Quentin Tarantino.s cast, assembled to tell his vengeance Western The Hateful Eight, sports some of the finest on-screen lip sweaters since Martin Scorsese staged his Gangs of New York. But who rocks the best bushy beards in the bunch? Entertainment Weekly has eight character portraits as part of their Hateful Eight preview. (We linked to the cover the other day.) Let.s meet each cast member, and rank their complete facial extravaganza, using a scale of 1 through 5 . with one being relatively fresh-faced, and 5 being Galdalf the Grey. John Ruth (Kurt Russell) What.s his role? Also known as "The Hangman," Ruth is a mean son of a bitch who is riding toward the town of Red Rock with a female bounty in tow. That murderous prisoner is named Daisy Domergue, and we.ll learn more about »

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Andrew Garfield featured in first image from Martin Scorsese’s Silence

5 May 2015 2:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got our first look at Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating adaptation of Shusako Endo’s 1966 novel Silence, which features former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield alongside Japanese actor Shinya Tsukamoto…

Silence tells the story of two Jesuit priests who travel to 17th century Japan to locate their mentor, where they are faced with violence and persecution. Also set to feature in the cast are Liam Neeson (Gangs of New York), Adam Driver (Girls), Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) and Tadanobu Asano (Thor). Expect the film some time next year.

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- Gary Collinson

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First Look At Andrew Garfield In Scorsese’s ‘Silence’

5 May 2015 12:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Entertainment Weekly has provided us with our first look at The Amazing Spider-man star Andrew Garfield in the upcoming Martin Scorsese adaptation Silence. The film is based on the book of the same name and revolves around two Jesuit priests who face violent persecution when they travel to Japan to seek out their mentor and spread the teachings of Christianity. The book, written by Shusaku Endo, was first published in 1980.

Liam Neeson also stars in the film, along with Tadanobu Asano, Adam Driver, and Ciarán Hinds. It is written by Gangs Of New York scribe Jay Cocks.

This is expected in cinemas in 2016. Check out the new image above.

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Andrew Garfield Plays Priest in First Look at Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ (Photo)

4 May 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Andrew Garfield goes from Spider-Man to 17th century priest in the first look photo from Martin Scorsese‘s latest film, “Silence.” EW revealed the first photo, which features Garfield as Father Rodrigues alongside actor Shinya Tsukamoto as a Japanese villager named Mokichi. Based on the novel by Shusako Endo, “Silence” follows two 17th century priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor (Liam Neeson) and spread Christianity. Also Read: Party Report in Pictures: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jodie Foster and Alicia Keyes (Photos) Jay Cocks (“Gangs of New York”) wrote the script, and »

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Name Composers Not Above Getting the Boot

29 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There was a brief stir in January when composer Harry Gregson-Williams publicly expressed, via Facebook, his surprise at hearing music he didn’t recognize at the premiere of Michael Mann’s thriller “Blackhat” — and at not hearing a lot of score he did write.

The composer says his Facebook post has been blown out of proportion, but admits it was disappointing to see music he toiled over dropped (or replaced) in the final cut. But, he stresses, that’s just part of the game.

“You win some, you lose some,” he says, relaying his early mentor Hans Zimmer’s comment that you haven’t made it as a film composer until you’ve had a score rejected.

Gregson-Williams is simply the latest in a long line of composers who’ve watched scores tossed out and replaced whole-cloth, partially substituted by pre-existing tracks, or mangled beyond recognition. Mann is notorious for »

- Tim Greiving

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20 movie villains and the menacing stories they tell

15 April 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

"How do you get rats off an island?" From Skyfall's Silva to Harry Lime, we took at the menacing little stories told by 20 screen villains.

Occasionally, a movie villain will pause for a moment to deliver a brief story or anecdote. And often, these apparently incidental tales tell us a lot about an antagonist's state of mind, experiences or warped worldview.

We've compiled a selection of 20 here. Some of them are blackly funny. Many are disturbing. One or two are even moving. The first one's very strange. All of them bring something unique to each particular film in which they appear, and all of them are laced with a delicious hint of menace.

20. Xander - Enemies Closer (2013)

"When I was a little boy at my grandmama's place, she had a lovely goose. I named her Edith, after the French singer Edith Piaf..."

We begin with a delightfully weird story from Peter Hyams' 2013 thriller, »

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When will Liam Neeson go back to consistently making awards contenders?

12 March 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Like many of you, I was pretty surprised and more than a little bit delighted when Liam Neeson made the next act in his illustrious career an action packed one. No one expected Taken to be a hit, or as satisfyingly enjoyable as it was, but it signaled a new trajectory for Neeson. That’s been all well and good, but one thing that it’s cost us is his performances in Oscar fare. Since Taken, Neeson has more or less dropped off of the Academy’s radar, with only one upcoming project hopefully set to return him to prestige territory. I like when he kicks ass, like he does in Friday’s new release Run All Night, but I prefer it when he contends for awards. Neeson is a very strong dramatic actor and certainly very solid as an action hero, but it’s the former where he’s really been able to shine. »

- Joey Magidson

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Trailer Round-Up: No Escape & Big Game

5 March 2015 3:20 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

To throw your child off a roof for her own safety, you have to be stuck in a really dire situation. Such a hellish, last resort scenario is experienced by Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson) in the first trailer for No Escape, a thriller featured along with Big Game in our latest trailer round-up. No Escape (formerly titled The Coup) comes from the writing duo of brothers John Erick and Drew Dowdle (As Above/So Below, Quarantine) and stars Wilson and Lake Bell as Americans caught up in a coup. To get their daughters to a U.S. Embassy alive, they must rely on each other and their friend Hammond (Pierce Brosnan). Big Game, meanwhile, comes from Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale writer/director Jalmari Helander and stars Samuel L. Jackson as an on-the-run President of the United States who is striving to survive in Finland after Air Force One is shot down. »

- Derek Anderson

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Hail to the Chief – Samuel L. Jackson – In New Trailer For Big Game

5 March 2015 9:40 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In the rugged countryside of Finland, a young thirteen-year-old (Onni Tommila) embarks on a traditional quest to prove himself by spending 24 hours alone in the wild, armed with only a bow and arrow. After witnessing a spectacular crash, he discovers the escape pod from Air Force One, containing the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson). When they realize a group of kidnappers is hot on their trail with the intention of taking the president, this unlikely duo must escape their hunters as they search for the American Special Forces team sent out to find them.

Check out the new trailer below for Relativity Media’s Big Game. You thought Snakes On A Plane was a fun time – this is even better!

This could be the good time, sleeper hit of the summer. Given its end of June release, Big Game is the type of over the top, action »

- Michelle McCue

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Martin Scorsese and The Departed

22 February 2015 2:31 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Martin Scorsese is one of the most iconic directors of all time. He created such groundbreaking films like Taxi Driver and Gangs of New York. Yet it took him eight Oscar nominations, five Best Director nominations alone, until he finally received the Best Director Academy Award in 2006 for the film The Departed. Let's look back at the film that finally landed Scorese the gold.

Scorsese is one of those directors that has been creating for generations. He's the known for creating and depicting the worst antiheroes that you can't help but like and can't stop watching. You follow them on their twisted journeys and sometimes untimely demises, all while that same Rolling Stone song (“Gimme Shelter”) plays in the background. Your parents loved him, you love him, and I'm sure your children will or already do love him. There's always one particular movie of his that you discover that makes »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Kelly McInerney)

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On my radar: Stephen Graham’s cultural highlights

21 February 2015 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Boardwalk Empire actor on the brilliance of The Sopranos, Venice in winter and taking the kids to see Kasabian

Actor Stephen Graham, 41, was born in Kirkby, Liverpool, and got his breakthrough role in 2000, when Guy Ritchie cast him as Tommy in gangster film Snatch. Since then, he has played Combo in Shane Meadows’s Bafta-winning This Is England film and TV series and Al Capone in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. He has also appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Gangs of New York. He is married to fellow actor Hannah Walters, with whom he has two children. His next role is in crime drama Hyena, released in the UK on 6 March.

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Best Actor: It's Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne or Bradley Cooper down to the wire

18 February 2015 11:58 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We weren't kidding back in December when we wrote about how this year's Best Actor pool may have been the greatest ever. Two months later, and we seemingly have the tightest race in this category in at least 12 years. And let's put an emphasis on "seemingly."   From a pundit, industry and Oscar fan perspective, it appears as though three of the five nominees have a legitimate shot to celebrate on Oscar Sunday. First up is "The Theory of Everything's" Eddie Redmayne. The 33-year-old Brit has already won a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and, as expected, the BAFTA Award in this category for his incredible portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the popular biopic.   Redmayne's main competition for most of awards season has been "Birdman's" Michael Keaton. The veteran actor was the apple of critics groups' eyes, earning honors from the National Board of Review and, by our count, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Martin Scorsese secures funding for Silence, will start shooting this month

25 January 2015 1:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese has finally secured funding for his passion project Silence, an adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel of the same name, which follows a group of Portuguese Jesuits who face intense persecution during their mission to isolated Japan in the 17th century.

“I’ve wanted to make Silence for almost two decades, and it is finally a reality”, states Scorsese. “It is heartening to have adventurous partners like [financiers] Fábrica de Cine and SharpSword Films to work with on this picture”

Filming on Silence is set to get underway on January 30th, with Scorsese directing a cast that includes Liam Neeson (Gangs of New York), Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Adam Driver (Girls).

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- Gary Collinson

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Week in Review: Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ is finally getting made

23 January 2015 10:26 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

One of the most anticipated films of 2015 is Martin Scorsese’s Silence. Although that anticipation was under the presumption that Silence would actually come out this year, let alone be made. The film has been in pre-production for ages, by Marty’s account, nearly two decades, but the film is finally coming together with funding from Fábrica de Cine and SharpSword Films, Deadline reported.

Silence stars Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver (yes, he’s in Everything now) as two Jesuit priests in 17th Century Japan on a mission to spread Christianity and locate their mentor, played by Liam Neeson. The pair face incredible, violent persecution while on their journey, and the film has been likened to Scorsese’s last East Asia epic, Kundun.

Silence is based on a 1966 novel by Shūsaku Endō and is adapted from a script by Jay Cocks, who worked with Scorsese on his last long delayed period piece, »

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Watch how Martin Scorsese uses mirrors in his films

22 January 2015 8:41 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Whether it is Jake La Motta recounting stories or Leo’s Jordan Belfort slapping his drugged up mind, it all happens in a mirror.

A new video examines director Martin Scorsese’s use of mirrors in his films ranging from Taxi Driver to Raging Bull to Gangs of New York and his most recent work in The Wolf of Wall Street. Is Scorsese using it as a reflection on humanity? Is he commenting on the thwarted views of the characters?

Watch the video below to judge for yourself how Scorsese uses the mirror with his characters.

The post Watch how Martin Scorsese uses mirrors in his films appeared first on Sound On Sight.

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Watch: Trailer And Clip From Oscar Nominated Short Film 'The Phone Call' With Sally Hawkins & Jim Broadbent

16 January 2015 2:24 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Any occasion where we see the union of two talents like Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent is reason for celebration. Hawkins absolutely blew me away in “Blue Jasmine,” giving that film’s most un-affected, resolutely human performance, and dutifully managed to tread through the veritable sea of bad dialogue and questionable character motivation inherent in the script for Gareth Edwards’ not-entirely-terrible “Godzilla” reboot. Broadbent, meanwhile, is a man who needs no introduction. He’s one of our finest living actors, having lent his chameleonic quality to varying films like Terry Gilliam’s “Time Bandits,” Mike Leigh’s “Topsy-Turvy,” Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York,” and Edgar Wright’s “Hot Fuzz.” They are two of our most considerable working actors and in this new short film—an emotionally brutal piece of minimalist storytelling called “The Phone Call”—we get to see them square off against each other, even if Broadbent »

- Nicholas Laskin

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First Look at Scorsese Short Starring DiCaprio & de Niro

13 January 2015 10:15 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro were frequent collaborators throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s starting with the acclaimed crime drama Mean Streets in 1973, and ending with Casino in 1995. Leonardo DiCaprio became the autuer's next muse, beginning with the 2002 period drama Gangs of New York and culminating in 2013's The Wolf of Wall Street. Never before have Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro appeared in the same Martin Scorsese movie together, until now! The duo have finally teamed up, along with Brad Pitt, for the short film The Audition.

Each actor was paid $13 million apiece to star in the short film, which is being used to promote City of Dreams Manila, a new casino in Manila Bay, Philippines. With a budget of $70 million, we get our first look at The Audition in the form of two trailers meant to serve as ads for City of Dreams and Studio City casinos, »

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