8 items from 2013
With little advance fanfare, Spike Jonze’s “Her” made a big splash with critics and the audience at the Oct. 12 close of the New York Film Festival. The Warner Bros. pic, which was below the kudos radar, immediately jumped into the Oscar race, but if it wants to go the distance, this runner has to be careful that it doesn’t stumble.
Assets: Jonze’s film is smart, entertaining, touching and a perfect time-capsule movie: It captures the mood of 2013 when people have an intense relationship with tech tools, while human contact seems harder than ever. Like many people (including awards voters!), it centers on the way we fill our lives with communication yet paradoxically lack human connections.
This is Jonze’s most accessible work, and merits consideration in the categories of best pic, direction, screenplay, and below the line work.
And, of course, performances. Two of his past three »
- Tim Gray
With each passing year, Tiff is becoming more and more prominent on the film festival circuit, with more and more Oscar-primed films making their debut out in Canada. And with the initial line-up announced for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, the trend is definitely continuing.
Amongst the many, many films making their presence felt out in Toronto will be Steve McQueen’s highly anticipated 12 Years a Slave, which launched a powerful first trailer earlier in the month. The film sees Chiwetel Ejiofor lead a fantastic cast, with Michael Fassbender returning to work for his Hunger / Shame director, alongside the likes of Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti, and many more.
Opening the festival will be Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, alongside Daniel Brühl, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, and Stanley Tucci.
And closing it will be Daniel Schechter’s Life of Crime, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Because of a little series of books called Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, the author of those books, has enjoyed success not only in the literary world (but only because of sales, not accolades) but in the film world as well. Just in case you’ve just now crawled out of your bomb shelter you holed up in due to the YK2 panic, these Twilight books were turned into a massively successful film franchise (again, only in terms of dollars, not accolades). The franchise, seemingly hated on by everyone, but seen by most everyone (myself included) launched Stephenie Meyer into the stratosphere and now it seems that everyone in Hollywood wants to get in on the action. The problem is, Twilight was lighting in a bottle and Meyers isn’t that good of a writer.
- Craig Dietz
"What keeps me focused and what kept me from getting stressed from being hurt by the comments is I'm doing it for my sisters, I'm doing it for my brothers, and I don't care who tells me I am not this and I am not that," the Star Trek actress said. "I know who I am, »
Right so Oscars.
Only in Hollywood can winning the highest acclaimed award in your chosen field actually be a bad thing for your career.
I’m going to mention actors who are loved, that have been apart our lives since we can remember. From the kidnappings, the murders, the weight gains, the whole shaabang… Not forgetting of course actors who even Hayden Christensen could out act, but before I begin, I want to make this clear… Like Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, this doesn’t mean some of these winners weren’t great, it doesn’t mean they still can’t be great, this just means that they haven’t been great for a long while.
5. Al Pacino
Don Michael Corleone, John Milton, Carlito ‘Charlie’ Brigante, Big Boy Caprice – the list goes on.
This is Al Pacino: The man, the actors actor, a guy who’s voice feels like Zeus judging »
- Jay Djemal
Looking for something to fill the void Twilight has left behind and The Hunger Games just won’t fill you up? Well, The Host may well fill you up, its the latest book to movie adaptation, with Stephenie Meyer (Missus Twilight) behind the book. Andrew Niccol (In Time, Lord Of war, S1m0ne) is on the directorial comeback trail, as this is only the second movie hes directed since 2005 (In Time being his most recent). But he’s got a really solid track record (I rather like S1m0ne) and no doubt Meyer knows how to work her audience. We’ve just been sent the latest banners for The Host and besides them reminding me of Heroes, they look rather decent, steamy and possibly a bit too futuristic (even though its set in the future). Anyway…. Synopsis: From Stephenie Meyer (author of The Twilight Saga) comes The Host, a love story set in the future, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Fuel VFX has received two award nominations from the Visual Effects Society.
Fuel co-founder Paul Butterworth was nominated for .Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture. for Prometheus (alongside non-Fuel nominations Charley Henley, Allen Maris and Richard Stammers).
The Fuel team of Xavier Bourque, Sam Cole, Simone Riginell and Denis Scolan - representing the hard work of all 16 compositors who worked on the film at the company - were nominated for Prometheus (Engineers & the Orrery) in the "Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture" category.
- Brendan Swift
Yahoo Movies got their hands on these brand new movie posters for the upcoming sci-fi film “The Host” by director Andrew Niccol (In Time, Lord of War, S1m0ne, Gattaca) from writer Stephenie Meyer (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) and starring Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Bokeem Woodbine, William Hurt and Frances Fisher. Film Synopsis: From Stephenie Meyer (author of The Twilight Saga) comes The Host, a love story set in the future, where Earth is occupied by a species who erase the minds of their human hosts, leaving their bodies intact. Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) is one of the last surviving humans who fights [ Read More ]
The post Three New Posters for Stephanie Meyer’s The Host appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Brian Corder
8 items from 2013
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