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14 items from 2014


FX Passes on Charlie Kaufman’s Pilot How And Why

21 July 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The prospect of seeing an original TV series from the mind of Charlie Kaufman was almost too good to be true.  Alas, after producing a pilot for a comedy called How and Why, FX has decided to pass on the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Adaptation. scribe’s potential series, per Deadline.  The show was to star John Hawkes as a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life.  The promising cast also included Michael Cera, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine Keener, but apparently it wasn’t up to snuff for the network.  Hit the jump for more. FX has shown a willingness to go left-of-center with Louis C.K.Louie—which is at turns hilarious and heartbreaking and also exceedingly strange—but its new comedy series outputs haven’t exactly been of the same ilk.  The network recently launched a pair of more traditional comedies, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Check Out An Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Interview From Joe

16 June 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ever since his Academy Award-winning turn in Raising Arizona, Nicolas Cage has taken on a few decent roles (including in Adaptation. and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans) and lots of bizarre ones (including in meritless pieces of dreck like Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and the upcoming Rage). However, he may be in for a career resurgence thanks to his amazing performance in Joe, which is no doubt one of the best films the actor has ever been associated with. And as the film prepares to hit Blu-Ray and DVD on June 17th, we’re pleased to be able to exclusively share with you a clip from “The Making of Joe” featurette.

In the film, from director David Gordon Green, Cage gives a tour-de-force performance as the titular character, an ex-convict who takes a young boy (Tye Sheridan) under his wing and is eventually faced with a »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Her Blu-ray Review

6 June 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Is the possibility of having a romantic relationship with some sort of artificial intelligence all that farfetched? While the concept is still largely the stuff you would find in science-fiction films like A.I. or the recent Johnny Depp dud Transcendence, in many ways it has become a reality. On Facebook, we "friend" people without ever meeting them in real life. Full-fledged conversations are often carried out on our smartphones in lieu of talking face-to-face. We also use our personal electronic devices to fight with one another, use emoticons to "kiss each other goodnight" and on occasion, we even end relationships on them. There is even the odd instance where some has wanted to take it to the next level by wanting to marry their computers. As advances in technology continue to "bring us together," it also continues to further and further isolate us.

For Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), the »

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Meryl Streep to Talk in Diablo Cody-Speak as a Rock Star in ‘Ricky and the Flash’

25 March 2014 6:43 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

With VOD numbers still kept a secret by most of Hollywood, it’s tough to tell if Diablo Cody‘s directorial debut, Paradise, was any kind of success when released last fall. But reviews were not good (our own Jack Giroux gave it a ‘C’), and no one was really talking about it, so let’s just assume it was at least a cultural failure if not also financial. Considering neither Young Adult nor Jennifer’s Body were hits, either, the Oscar-winning Juno screenwriter could use a shot of relevance. And that shot seems very likely to come with a report from The Wrap that none other than Meryl Streep is set to speak Cody’s dialogue in a new movie directed by Jonathan Demme titled Ricky and the Flash. Demme himself hasn’t been in the spotlight much in the past five years and could also use this intriguing project. He »

- Christopher Campbell

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10 Famous Actors Who Tried To Direct Movies (And Failed)

4 March 2014 4:15 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

ThinkFilm

History is filled with artists who mastered more than one medium. Michelangelo sculpted David and painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Leonardo Da Vinci painted The Last Supper and conceptualised the machinery of the future. And thus is the case for some modern-day actors who have also became extraordinary directors – early greats like Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles, later legends like Clint Eastwood, and contemporary talents like Ben Affleck.

But just because an actor experiences success in front of the camera and is allowed the financial means to direct a movie doesn’t mean he or she has the aptitude to be a fully-fledged filmmaker. Hollywood is filled with actors who tried and failed to be directors. Whether it was because the actors couldn’t handle multiple jobs, were too indulgent, or simply didn’t have great material to work with, the following 10 actors-turned-directors are the reason producers »

- Chris McKittrick

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Oscars: Who Will Get the Biggest Career Boost?

3 March 2014 7:16 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar doesn’t always translate to career gold, but winning an Academy Award can boost reputations, earning power and/or brand value. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the poster children of Hollywood’s rags-to-riches stories, launched their careers by winning an Oscar for original screenplay in 1997 with “Good Will Hunting.” Since then, the two friends have become bona fide superstars — in Affleck’s case, both in front and behind the camera.

In the past 20 years, Oscar winners such as Quentin Tarantino (“Pulp Fiction”) and Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for her third Academy Award in four years, have proved that an Oscar win or even just a nomination can take a showbiz career to a whole new level.

First-time winners Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey and Spike Jonze make up the Class of 2014’s rising stars who are sure to see a spike in their already-blossoming careers.

Jared Leto

After a four-year acting hiatus, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Poll: Your Favorite Performance By This Year’s Best Actress Nominees

24 February 2014 7:24 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

We have six days ’til the Oscars, and that means we have six more days to celebrate one of the most intimidating, established rosters of Best Actress nominees in years. Together the ladies on this list have been nominated 38 times. That’s a serious nomination number, guys. We’re getting into an Alison Krauss/Grammys situation now. Man. Let’s get Judi Dench a fiddle.

The poll question is simple: What are your favorite movies starring this year’s Best Actress nominees? I’ve selected my responses below. Fight for your own (and mine, if you can get around to it).

Cate Blanchett

Winner: Blue Jasmine

Runner-up: Elizabeth

Tough one. Elizabeth leaves a lasting impression, and re-watching it recently, I was surprised to find how much Blanchett reminded me of her fellow Australian Judy Davis. Even though she looks like an austere hybrid of Gwyneth Paltrow and a California Suite-era Maggie Smith, »

- Louis Virtel

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2014 Oscar Preview: Part 2

22 February 2014 12:19 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.

 

Best Actor Nominees

 

Christian BaleAmerican Hustle

Age: 40

Previously Best Known For:

Bruce Wayne/Batman – Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy

Patrick Bateman – American Psycho

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

Win - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2011 – as Dicky Eklund in The Fighter

Interesting Fact: If he plays an American character, he will use an American accent in all the interviews related to the film. He says he does this so the audience isn't confused

Bruce DernNebraska

Age: 77

Previously Best Known For:

Freeman Lowell – Silent Running

Asa Watts – The Cowboys

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

Nomination - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 1979 – as Captain Bob Hyde in Coming Home

Interesting Fact: One of the few actors to play a character to have killed John Wayne on screen (The Cowboys »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Recommended Reading: History of Video Game Movies, Interview with Spike Jonze, History of Robocop and more

12 February 2014 9:02 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Ugly Behind-the-Scenes History of Video Game Movies

“Few Hollywood announcements are treated with such fierce-yet-wounded anticipation as video game adaptations. Full of incredible artistry, instantly-recognizable characters and an increasingly-mature approach to storytelling, you’d be forgiven for thinking gaming is a medium particularly well suited for making the jump to the silver screen. But history tells another story.”

Robocop: The Oral History

“A little more than 25 years ago, Orion Pictures released RoboCop, a grimly hysterical, hyper-violent satire masquerading as an action film. And despite spawning two sequels, a television series, some anime, and now a remake, the film’s success was inimitable. This is partly because RoboCop only really became a great film as it was made. Director Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct) worked tirelessly to revise scenes while actors like Kurtwood Smith, who plays Clarence Boddecker, the film’s main heavy, improvised some of the movie’s best lines. »

- Ricky

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New Robin Hood series in development

12 February 2014 12:32 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Louisa Mellor 12 Feb 2014 - 08:14

The creator of NBC's Dracula, Cole Haddon, is developing a new Robin Hood series for BBC America. You're going to want to hear this...

Though in general, we here try to reserve judgement until seeing a finished product, there are some TV show premises that, no matter how you frame them, sound as if they've been conceived by Donald Kaufman in Adaptation. 

To wit, BBC America is developing a new version of the Robin Hood story called Nottingham. The twist? The Sheriff of Nottingham and his nemesis Robin Hood are the same person. We kid you not. That's the pitch.

Cole Haddon, the creator of NBC's recently concluded Dracula (read our spoiler-filled reviews here) is the driving force behind the project. Here's how Deadline described the concept:

"Nottingham centers on the Sheriff of Nottingham whose wife is killed by King John’s men. When nobody is brought to justice, »

- louisamellor

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The man who’s always there: Carter Burwell’s collaborations with the Coen Bros.

29 January 2014 9:34 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In his 30-year career as a composer, Carter Burwell’s film scores have run the veritable cinematic gamut. From composing for Spike Jonze (Being John MalkovichAdaptation., Where the Wild Things Are) to his work being the best parts of the Twilight saga, Burwell’s résumé is sporadic and unconventional, even for a man who makes film music for a living — it’s fitting, given his less-than-conventional roots as a cartoonist for The Harvard Lampoon and later as a vagrant New York punk rocker. Undoubtedly, Burwell’s become best known for the his collaborations with Joel and Ethan Coen. Last week, Sound on Sight ranked the films of the Coen Brothers, so what better way to take over The Big Score than with a similarly themed meditation on their work with Burwell? As much as the Coens’ filmography is defined by their trademark cynicism and wit, Burwell’s compositions are »

- David Klein

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Her

21 January 2014 6:37 PM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Spike Jonze is, despite proof consisting only of four features, one of the best filmmakers working today. His latest, Her handily verifies it. It seems difficult to justify seeing it on paper, but look at the evidence closer: Quickly evolving from producer/co-creator of MTV’s juvenilia celebration Jackass, to directing music videos (granted, award-winning ones), Jonze saw an Oscar nod for Best Director his first time out at the helm of a feature-length film (Being John Malkovich). He and eminently postmodern screenwriter Charlie Kaufmann followed up Malkovich with the equally solipsistic Adaptation., a film that, while just as assured a »

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New Behind the Scenes Trailer for Spike Jonze’s Her with Joaquin Phoenix & Scarlett Johansson

10 January 2014 3:45 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Spike Jonze’s award-winning Her opens wide in the Us today, following its limited awards-qualifying release towards the end of last year.

The romantic comedy-drama has been picking up awards and nominations ever since its debut on the festival circuit in New York last year, building momentum nicely towards the Oscars.

In celebration of the film’s wide release, Warner Bros. has cut a brilliant new trailer taking us behind the scenes of the film, with Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson’s dialogue heard over the top.

Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, “her” follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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New TV Spot for Spike Jonze’s Her with Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson – ‘Falling in Love’

8 January 2014 2:49 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With Spike Jonze’s latest feature, Her, opening wide in the Us this Friday, Warner Bros. has released a new TV spot in anticipation of the occasion.

The romantic comedy-drama has been picking up awards recognition throughout the awards season, and will be hoping to walk away from the end of the weekend not only with a healthy box office taking, but also at least one trophy from its three nominations at the Golden Globes on Sunday.

Leading man Joaquin Phoenix is up for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, Jonze is up for Best Screenplay, and the film itself is in the running for Best Picture – Comedy or Musical.

Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, “her” follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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