19 items from 2017
Sam Mendes is a prolific stage and film director. He was born in the UK and was married to actress Kate Winslet until 2010. He has earned the distinction of Academy Award for Best Director as well as other recognition for his work. He shares his passion for directing movies both big and small with a variety of genres and actors. Not everyone knows him by name, but you’ll certainly be familiar with the quality of his work as we share the top five films directed by Sam Mendes. Road to Perdition (2002) Tom Hanks stars in the lead role
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- Nat Berman
Some actors manage to catch lightning in a bottle twice. It’s impressive enough to find your niche in Hollywood’s A-list even once. Occasionally, an actor will reinvent him/herself and begin a new phase of their careers that will be even more successful than it was before. Here are nine actors who had a cinematic rebirth.
Liam Neeson- Neeson has had a long career, and the early part of it was in dramatic roles. An intense dramatic actor, he apeared in films like The Dead Pool, Dark Man, Schindler’s List, Rob Roy and Les Miserables. His career rebirth came after playing Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars-Episode one: The Phantom Menace. After that, he got more offers for actions parts and recreated himself as an action hero in films like Gangs of NY, Batman Begins, Taken, Clash of the Titans, the A-Team, Unknown, the Grey, Taken 2, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
As fans across the globe eagerly await the next adventure in the “Fantastic Beasts” feature film series, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the actor who will take on the role of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law has been set to star as Albus Dumbledore in the “Fantastic Beasts” sequel, it was announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures.
In the much-anticipated new Wizarding World film, Law will portray Dumbledore long before the iconic wizard became the Headmaster at Hogwarts, as he has been known in the Harry Potter books and movies. We meet him decades earlier, when Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school’s Transfiguration professor. He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, the charismatic dark wizard who believes wizards are superior to Muggles and No-Majs.
J.K. Rowling, who made her screenwriting »
- Michelle McCue
Everyone's favorite Hogwarts headmaster will have a place in the next Fantastic Beasts film, and now we know that the actor playing young Albus will be renowned actor Jude Law! More details below!
Every Harry Potter fan who saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them knows that the film was mainly a vehicle to set the stage for a much bigger story, in Harry Potter lore. The battle and relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. We know from the first Fantastic Beasts that Johnny Depp is the Dark Wizard Grindelwald, however, we didn't know who would be cast as the eventual headmaster of Hogwarts, until now.
Unlike his elder self, this version of Dumbledore will find him, not as headmaster but, as the Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. »
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As fans across the globe eagerly await the next adventure in the "Fantastic Beasts" feature film series, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the actor who will take on the role of one of J.K. Rowling's most beloved characters. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law has been set to star as Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, it was announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures.
In the much-anticipated new Wizarding World film, Law will portray Dumbledore long before the iconic wizard became the Headmaster at Hogwarts, as he has been known in the Harry Potter books and movies. We meet him decades earlier, when Dumbledore is still serving as the wizarding school's Transfiguration professor. He is also a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald, the charismatic dark wizard who believes wizards are superior to Muggles and No-Majs.
J.K. Rowling, who »
When you look at the career of Tom Hanks, when has he ever been a bad guy? Seriously. When? The only time he ever compromised morality in a film was his role in Road To Perdition. But even in that movie, despite his character being a gangster and going on a killing spree, he was still a “good guy” and far more moral than his other gangster counterparts. So why no villain? Why hasn’t Hanks played some deranged lunatic? Clearly he’s got the acting chops for it and you can bet that I along with many others would love to
Wouldn’t it Be Awesome if Tom Hanks Played a Total Sinister Psycho Villain? »
- Nat Berman
After spending a few years of exploring James Bond’s personal demons, director Sam Mendes is considering adding another comic book adaptation to his filmography with My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. The director, who previously adapted Road to Perdition for the big screen, is in talks to turn Emil Ferris‘ acclaimed graphic novel into a movie for Sony. The […]
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- Jack Giroux
When I think of Sam Mendes I think of two movies: American Beauty and Road to Perdition. I think of dark, oddly humorous and twisted plots with music scored by Thomas Newman. I think of once in a while movies that make you think, that make you cry, and that make you “feel.” To a lesser extent I think of Revolutionary Road which was probably too dark. I even think of Away We Go. But I certainly don’t think of Jarhead or Skyfall, or Spectre. I wouldn’t call it selling it out by any means but it’s almost as if
- Nat Berman
Producing six films across two years (1972-1974) is no mean feat, especially when you consider that they mostly retain their quality throughout. Based on the 28-volume manga series by Kazuo Koike (writer, who adapts for screen) and Goseki Kojima (illustrator), Lone Wolf and Cub is a set of brisk, ultraviolent action-adventure movies, packed with clever ideas, beautiful scenery, and weird characters, set in the Edo period (17th to 19th centuries) of Japan.
Martial arts star Tomisaburo Wakayama plays Itto Ogami (meaning “wolf”), an ex-Shogunate Executioner whose wife is murdered by the fearful Yagyu clan, led by the cruel Retsudo (Yunosuke Ito). Framed and shamed into exile, Ogami takes his son, Daigoro (Akihiro Tomikawa), and hits the road. Not just any road, but the “Demon Way in Hell »
- Rupert Harvey
This week sees another comic book adaptation arrive at movie theatres, while the Lego Batman and Logan are still pulling audiences in at the multiplex. Ah, but this film is not another superhero slugfest (we’ll have three more of those from Marvel Studios, and two from Warner/DC by the year’s end). No this comes from the “upper classes” of illustrated narratives, those “serious and somber” graphic novels (kind of a “highfalutin'” moniker). Several prestige flicks have been based on such books, like The History Of Violence and The Road To Perdition (both earned Oscar noms). The “graphic artist” (hey, I’ll bet he’d prefer cartoonist) behind this new film is no stranger to cinema. Matter of fact, this is his third feature-length movie adaptation. The first was my personal favorite flick of 2001, the quirky Ghost World (no ectoplasmic apparitions, but a teenage Scarlett Johansson). Five years »
- Jim Batts
The big Hollywood casting question today is who will play MGM's next 'James Bond', as dog-faced actor Daniel Craig ("Road To Perdition") is on record saying he is tired of being type-cast as the British spy '007', but not above receiving a $50 million dollar upfront pay day for another new feature to be scripted by "Spectre" writers Neil Purvis and Robert Wade:
Ever since Craig appeared at the poker tables in "Casino Royale" (2006), the actor has become hugely popular as Bond, but has repeatedly refused to negotiate with studio bosses about returning to the part, even though "Spectre" box office receipts earned $880 million.
Recently the cultural impact of James Bond as a smooth-talking killer has redefined the action thriller genre, inspiring the likes of 'Jason Bourne' and 'Jack Reacher'.
"Casino Royale" was also a major influence behind the resurgence of Canadian online casinos including the "Lucky Nugget Casino".
- Michael Stevens
By: Carson Blackwelder
The best sound editing category is going to be tough to call at this year’s Oscars, but the race is boiling down to Hacksaw Ridge versus La La Land. While we won’t know who won the Academy’s favor until Sunday, we already know the Motion Picture Sound Editors have honored these two films — among others — at their annual Golden Reel Awards. How often does this society of sound editors predict the corresponding category at the Academy Awards? Let’s take a look and find out.
Nominated alongside Hacksaw Ridge and La La Land in the best sound editing category at this year’s Oscars are Arrival, Sully, and Deepwater Horizon. The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts that Damien Chazelle’s modern musical will take home the trophy by overtaking Mel Gibson’s big Hollywood return. »
- Carson Blackwelder
‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)
By: Carson Blackwelder
La La Land recently took home the top honors at the Cinema Audio Society Awards — but does that mean the best sound mixing Oscar is in the bag? After all, shouldn’t the folks who know make their career in sound mixing be the best ones to determine which film should ultimately go on to win at the subsequent Academy Awards? You might think so, but here’s a dive into why that’s not necessarily so.
The films nominated alongside Damien Chazelle’s modern musical in the best sound mixing category include Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Upon first look, you might recognize that La La Land doesn’t exactly fit in with these other films, as most of them are in the war genre. Hacksaw Ridge is set during World War II, »
- Carson Blackwelder
As expected, “La La Land” came away with the live-action sound mixing award at Saturday’s 53rd Cinema Audio Society (Cas) Awards. Damien Chazelle’s valentine to Hollywood musicals is now a sure bet to win the Best Sound Mixing Oscar. (Sound Editing is still a race.)
Meanwhile, Pixar’s “Finding Dory” upset Disney’s “Zootopia” for animated feature honors. And HBO’S “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble” earned the first-ever Cas documentary award.
TV winners included “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (movie or miniseries), “Game of Thrones,” which grabbed its fourth consecutive award for “Battle of the Bastards” (one-hour), “Modern Family: The Storm” (1/2-hour), and “Grease Live!” (specials),
Oscar-nominated sound engineer John Pritchett (“Road to Perdition,” “Memories of a Geisha”) received the Career Achievement Award and Jon Favreau won the Filmmaker Award for “The Jungle Book’s” innovative sound. »
- Bill Desowitz
By: Carson Blackwelder
With yet another opportunity to win this year, Jeff Bridges expands his Academy Awards career to 45 years — with the chance to add to it. This is quite an accomplishment as there are very few actors and actresses with a span of that long between their last or most recent nomination. Let’s take a look at some of these other legends with Oscar stretches almost as long as or even longer than that of Bridges.
This year Bridges is nominated for best supporting actor for Hell or High Water and is up against Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Dev Patel (Lion), and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals). Hell or High Water — a Western crime thriller directed by David Mackenzie and written by Taylor Sheridan — is also nominated for best picture, best original screenplay, »
- Carson Blackwelder
This past weekend, the American Society of Cinematographers awarded Greig Fraser for his contribution to Lion as last year’s greatest accomplishment in the field. Of course, his achievement was just a small sampling of the fantastic work from directors of photography, but it did give us a stronger hint at what may be the winner on Oscar night. Ahead of the ceremony, we have a new video compilation that honors all the past winners in the category at the Academy Awards
Created by Burger Fiction, it spans the stunning silent landmark Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans all the way up to the end of Emmanuel Lubezki‘s three-peat win for The Revenant. Aside from the advancements in color and aspect ration, it’s a thrill to see some of cinema’s most iconic shots side-by-side. However, the best way to experience the evolution of the craft is by »
- Jordan Raup
Author: Dave Roper
The prospective candidates for admission to MiB were hand-picked because they were the best of the best of the best. That’s a lot of superlatives. Eric Roberts and Chris Penn were two of the more unlikely members of a Tae Kwon Do team that took on Korea in The Best of the Best and across pretty much every athletic and artistic theatre of endeavour you can think of, debate rages as to who is the best of the best. Today we look at the greatest movie actors.
This new series of articles is not intended to lay such arguments to rest. Instead it will hopefully prompt some discussion and (polite) debate as we consider, within certain film-making disciplines, who might be considered to be the best and what is their best work. Highly subjective, of course, but that is whence springs healthy debate. We’ll get to actresses, »
- Dave Roper
Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!Adriana Floridia1/5/2017 4:36:00 Pm
One thing we all look forward to every year is our birthday, and we here at Cineplex like to celebrate the birthdays of movies too!
In 2017, there are tons of memorable films that are hitting milestone ages. While it makes us feel a little old, it also gives us a reason to look back on some of our favourite films and have epic movie marathons (oftentimes, ones where we know all of the lines).
We did some research and compiled a master list of all of the notable films that are celebrating big anniversaries this year. Among the crop are films like Titanic, Blade Runner, The Graduate, and more.
Check out the best movie anniversaries of 2017 below and start planning your movie-themed parties accordingly! »
- Adriana Floridia
Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has been vocal lately about wanting to team with Hugh Jackman for a Deadpool/Wolverine film, and now he has shared his excitement for Jackman’s final turn as the clawed mutant in Logan.
Reynolds recently spoke to Variety about the upcoming X-Men spin-off and offered very high praise about the film, saying it might even gain some Oscar attention: “Logan looks like a movie that might break that glass ceiling,” Reynolds said. “I know first-hand that it’s amazing. I’ve seen some of it. It’s mind-blowing. It relies a lot on character.”
His latter comment lines up well with what we’ve heard about Logan before – that it will indeed focus more on the character of Wolverine and is meant more for a “grown-up audience” than the previous Wolverine and X-Men films.
Even Jackman himself commented on Logan‘s possible Oscar chances and »
- Ricky Church
19 items from 2017
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