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Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Release Date: October 11, 2013
Trailer Score: 8/10
Thoughts by Tsr: “Good movie” is the impression this trailer gives off. Nothing in the trailer suggests to me that this will be the best film of 2013 – though a slew of Oscar nominations wouldn’t surprise me regardless of if I’m right or wrong on that – but it looks like a solid, well-acted, well-made drama. Sort of like Argo from last year (cue the screams that Argo was the best film of 2012).
Speaking of best films of 2012, Cloud Atlas was very high on my personal list. I loved all of Tom Hanks’ performances in that film and he looks to be continuing his hot streak here. Sure, I don’t love that he’s using his Carl Hanratty voice from Catch Me If You Can, but other »
- Shane T. Nier
The highly celebrated Russian director Alexey Balabanov has passed away at the age of 54. James Gray–whose newest film The Immigrant premieres in Cannes this Friday–has announced his next project: a sci-fi film produced by Rt Features. Variety has the details. Laurent Cantet, director of The Class, also has a new project: "Vuelta a Itaca is a Cuban set drama about Amadeo, who returns to the Havana after a 16-year exile. Over one night, he and his childhood friends retrace their lives." via Dark Horizons. At Cannes this weekend, Claude Lanzmann presented The Last of the Unjust, a companion piece to Shoah that focuses on one man whose interviews were left out of that masterwork. Check out this wonderful piece on Lanzmann and the new film in The Guardian. Above: Concept art and a frame from Hayao Miyazaki's new film, Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising). Further details, »
On May 10, I had the unique pleasure of attending Aaron Tveit's first-ever cabaret show at 54 Below in New York City. Tveit, best known for his stage (Next To Normal, Catch Me If You Can) and big screen (Les Miserables) work is set to take over television this summer with Graceland, USA's gritty and gripping new series about federal agents.
It's been a long road to his first lead TV role and that's exactly what Tveit's carefully cultivated cabaret show highlighted as song selection transported audiences back in time; from his first audition to his last, while also highlighting tunes that have altered his personal and professional destiny.
ETonline recently caught up with Tveit to find out how he approached crafting this 54 Below show, why Taylor Swift was a major factor, what excites him about audiences finally moving into Graceland and if he's ready for the fame that comes with being TV's hottest new star.
ETonline: How did »
While the critical response to Baz Luhrmann's lavish take on The Great Gatsby has been lukewarm, reviews have by and large praised Leonardo DiCaprio's central turn as the mysterious, tragic Jay Gatsby.
Digital Spy looks back on five of DiCaprio's most iconic performances.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
At the tender age of 19, DiCaprio earned his first Oscar nomination for Lasse Hallström's touching family drama. Playing the mentally retarded younger brother of Johnny Depp's put-upon Gilbert Grape, DiCaprio was deservedly singled out for praise by almost every critic despite being a virtual unknown. It's an intensely likeable and physically specific performance that elevates an otherwise predictable story.
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Adapted from Jim Carroll's autobiographical novel, Scott Kalvert's drama tracked a high school basketball star's descent into drug addiction. The film debuted to decidedly mixed reviews, but again DiCaprio came out largely unscathed, with Rolling »
Taking on one of the best American novels ever is always going to make for a tough go, and when it’s The Great Gatsby, the uphill battle is all the worse. Condensing all that is most difficult to film into a brisk, layered prose that can be consumed in an afternoon, and analyzed for months, the book is mostly Nick Carraway’s thoughts on obsession, indulgence, and the odd nature of what we wish for. None of it is exactly well-suited for the screen, especially because the book gets its real power from Nick seeing it, not you.
As might be expected, Baz Luhrman has a somewhat different game in mind. The number of themes and metaphoric elements worked into the short page-count of The Great Gatsby is one of the most significant feats in all literature, nevermind just American novels, but whatever Fitzgerald might have been trying to say with his work, »
- Marc Eastman
Leonardo DiCaprio The Great Gatsby movie box office: DiCaprio’s second biggest opening ever — but trailing Titanic in ticket sales The Great Gatsby movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel earned $50.08m at the North American box office this past weekend, including $3.25 million from late Thursday night showings, according to weekend box-office actuals found at Box Office Mojo. Despite mostly poor reviews — The Great Gatsby has a 32% approval rating and 5.6/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes‘ top critics — the Baz Luhrmann-directed take on the love story between Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan’s Daisy Buchanan far surpassed the expectations of both distributor Warner Bros. and box-office pundits. In fact, The Great Gatsby trailed only Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man 3, which collected $72.52 million at the domestic box office this past weekend. (Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby.) Partly thanks to 3D surcharges and a strong female contingent of ticket-buyers, »
- Zac Gille
Leonardo DiCaprio The Great Gatsby movie weekend box office: DiCaprio’s second biggest opening ever? (Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, with Carey Mulligan) Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1920s novel. A risky move? Well, if so, it has clearly paid off. Although The Great Gatsby will not top the North American box office this weekend, it’ll land in a remarkably (and surprisingly) strong second slot. (Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby movie adaptation, with Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan.) Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man 3 will easily lead the domestic box-office charge with approximately $65-70m, after plummeting 71% on Friday, compared to the previous week. True, opening-day Friday also included the box-office take from Thursday late night showings, but, for comparison’s sake, The Avengers was down 64% during that same time frame. »
- Zac Gille
"I happened to live next door to Leo at the time, so it wasn't a far journey," Maguire says. "I was like, `Oh, yeah. Sure. I can be over in 30 seconds if that's good for you.'"
"The Great Gatsby" is the first film of note co-starring the two longtime pals. It's fitting, too, because they play the classic tandem of the desperate romantic Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio) and his lone friend, the narrator Nick Carraway (Maguire) – who, not unlike Maguire, lives adjacent to Gatsby.
Working together on a film is a long time coming for DiCaprio and Maguire. In a recent joint interview at the Plaza Hotel in New York, the two cheerfully reflected on their close friendship, flashing occasional glimpses of the »
Disney has started to draw up a shortlist of directors for the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Kon-Tiki directing duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are also said to be in the running as the studio, lead actor Johnny Depp and producer Jerry Bruckheimer carry on discussions about the follow-up to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Bond - who will make his feature film directing debut with Charlie Countryman later this year - is believed to be Bruckheimer's personal favourite to take the director's chair on the fifth Pirates instalment.
It is thought that more meetings are on the cards before an offer will be made, and it is hoped that a director will be hired within the »
Production on Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean 5 isn't expected to kick off until later this year or early next year, but the choice for director should be in within the next few weeks. Here's the reported short list: Fredrik Bond (The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman) Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) Deadline reports that the Kon-Tiki co-directors are the names that are coming up most often in discussions. Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can) has been tapped to pen the fifth installment of the property. Check out what producer Jerry Bruckheimer had to say about the picture in a recent interview with Steve. »
- Dave Trumbore
Arrrrr, me maties, you ready to walk the plank? Oh wait, it's not that type of pirate movie. This one's super intense and based on a true story. Captain Phillips tells the story of the real-life captain of the Maersk Alabama, the cargo ship that Somali pirates hijacked back in 2009. Tom Hanks, with his Catch Me If You Can Boston accent in tow, plays the captured captain. The Paul Greengrass–directed film hits theaters on October 11. Don't wear an eye patch to the theater, because (1) it's not that type of pirate movie, and (2) it'll probably make the screen look all weird. »
- Jesse David Fox
For those of us who used to plaster our bedroom walls with Leo posters, this weekend's The Great Gatsby is a sad reminder that we're now past our poster-hanging prime, but it's also a happy reminder that Leonardo DiCaprio's face is still quite special. (Say what you will about how it's getting wider with age — we're not listening.) So special, in fact, that we were compelled to rewatch a bunch of Leo movies and make a series of Tiger Beat collages displaying his six most common acting tics — five faces and one very sturdy finger.The Lion-Roar Scream 1. Romeo + Juliet 2. Body of Lies 3. Celebrity 4. Blood Diamond 5. The Great Gatsby 6. This Boy's Life 7. The Beach 8. Revolutionary Road The Heavy-Thoughts Brow 1. Titanic 2. Shutter Island 3. Inception 4. J. Edgar 5. Catch Me If You Can 6. The Basketball Diaries 7. »
- Patti Greco
Whether playing the king of the world, an overzealous pilot in the throes of agony or an inexorable slaveowner, it seems that DiCaprio is sure to throw in a few aggressive shouts. Enjoy the supercut above (be warned: it contains some Nsfw language) and let us know in the comment section which scream should rule them all. (Use the list below as a reference.)
"The Great Gatsby," "Django Unchained," "Titanic," "The Beach," "J. Edgar," "Revolutionary Road," "Blood Diamond," "The Aviator," "Catch Me If You Can," "Romeo + Juliet," "Inception," "Shutter Island," "The Man In The Iron Mask," "Celebrity," "Body Of Lies," "Gangs Of New York," "This Boy's Life," "The Basketball Diaries," "Total Eclipse," "Inception"
- The Huffington Post
To celebrated the release of Catch Me If You Can for the first time on blu-ray on Monday 29th April, we are giving five lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the blu-ray.
Inspired by the extraordinary true story of a brilliant young master of deception and the FBI agent hot on his trail, Catch Me If You Can stars Oscar® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks.
From three-time Oscar® winning director Steven Spielberg, Catch Me If You Can follows Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. as he successfully passes himself off as a pilot, a lawyer and a doctor – all before his 21st birthday!
To be in with a chance of winning, you need only watch the trailer below and answer the following question in the form below:
What does Leo DiCaprio’s Frank Abernathy say after he is labelled “the James Bond of the skies? »
- Simon Gallagher
Kevin Connolly is best known for playing sidekick-turned-manager Eric Murphy (a.k.a. "E") on "Entourage," but at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival he added another job to his resume: documentary filmmaker. Connolly's "Big Shot," an Espn 30 for 30 production focusing on the scandal surrounding former New York Islanders owner John Spano, debuted in New York last week.
The documentary, which Espn will air in October, explains how the New York-born, Ohio-raised Spano agreed to purchase the storied NHL franchise in October of 1996 from then-owner John Pickett for $165 million. Eight months later, however, Spano was revealed to be a fraud; his net worth was barely more than $2 million, a mere fraction of the over $200 million that he claimed. By 1998, he was convicted of bank fraud and eventually sentenced to 71 months in prison. Yet for four months, from when the NHL approved him as owner in February until New York Newsday published a »
- Christopher Rosen
Director D.J. Caruso is in talks to helm a film for Paramount Pictures called Spy's Kid, which is in no way related to Robert Rodriguez's silly kid franchise. It would reteam the director with Shia Labeouf who worked with him on films such as Eagle Eye and Suburbia. Robert De Niro is also in talks to star in the movie.
The film sounds like it could be amazing! It's described as a Catch Me If You Can-style story set in the world of espionage. It's based on a six-part series of dramatic articles written by Bryan Denson. They were published in The Oregonian in 2011, and it tells the true story of a traitorous spy who enlists his son to continue his work. Here's a description of the crazy story,
Jim Nicholson was a 20-year CIA vet who in 1996 was convicted of spying and sentenced to 23 years in prison, »
- Joey Paur
Right now audiences can see Shia Labeouf as an intrepid reporter exposing the alleged shady past of Robert Redford in The Company You Keep, but soon they'll be able to see the Transformers franchise star teamed up with another legendary actor. Heat Vision has word that Labeouf is currently attached to Spy's Kid, a thriller that would see him playing the son of a traitorous CIA spy played by Robert De Niro, trained to continue his father's legacy. The title is a little weak, but the film would reunite the actor with director D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) and continue their Hitchcockian collaborative trend. Read on! The story described as having flares of Catch Me If You Can is based on a six-part series of articles from The Oregonian which chronicled the life of Jim Nicholson, a CIA spy who worked at the agency for 20 years and was convicted of »
- Ethan Anderton
The unlikely duo of Robert De Niro and Shia Labeouf will be teaming up on a good old fashioned spy movie titled Spy’s Kid. A Catch Me If You Can-esque story is based on a dramatic six-part series of articles published in The Oregonian by Bryan Denson with no writer currently attached. Labeouf’s Disturbia helmer D.J. Caruso is in talks to direct the true story of a high ranking CIA veteran John Nicholson (De Niro) convicted of spying who enlisted his son, 24-year-old college student Nathan Nicholson (Labeouf) to continue his work from behind bars with the Russians. In 1997, the 59-year-old native Oregonian, whose...
- Nick Martin
Robert De Niro and Shia Labeouf are looking to team up for a good old fashioned spy movie. Heat Vision reports that De Niro and Labeouf are attached to play a father-son spy team in Spy’s Kid for Paramount, which is described as a Catch Me If You Can-esque story set in the world of espionage. Labeouf’s Disturbia director D.J. Caruso is in talks to take the helm, and the project is based on a series of articles published in The Oregonian by Bryan Denson that tell the true story of a CIA veteran convicted of spying who enlisted his son to continue his work from behind bars. A writer has yet to be attached to the project, and De Niro and Labeouf’s involvement is contingent upon the final script. Caruso has yet to get anything off the ground since he helmed the disappointing 2011 sci-fi pic I Am Number Four. »
- Adam Chitwood
The theater season is in full-swing glory right now, and EW has covered no less than nine (!) shows since last week. Broadway is saying one permanent good night (Rip Breakfast at Tiffany’s), and hellos to stage stalwarts as varied as Alec Baldwin, Nathan Lane, Bobby Cannavale and Constantine Maroulis. And Motown legend Berry Gordy throws his hat into the ring too. So, who’s most worth your hard-earned bucks? (Click on the links below to read the full reviews):
The Assembled Parties Richard Greenberg (already on the boards this season with Tiffany’s) unveils a new play about »
- Jason Clark
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