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Shawshank Redemption celebrates 20th anniversary: The cast then and now

21 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.

The Shawshank Redemption celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and director Frank Darabont reunited for a special Academy screening of the film this week.

Digital Spy goes then and now with the cast of the beloved drama to find out what happened to them in the years since Shawshank's original release.

Tim Robbins (Andy Dufresne)

Already a well-established and respected actor by the time he won the role of Andy Dufresne, Tim Robbins saw his career surge in the wake of Shawshank. He bagged the role after Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt turned it down, but their loss was his gain.

Post-Shawshank he starred in films ranging from Mission to Mars, to High Fidelity and Green Lantern. His biggest career success »

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The Drop review

18 November 2014 6:37 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A crime thriller starring Tom Hardy and a scene-stealing puppy. What more could you want?

It's not without reason that The Drop has so quickly become known as “that movie with Tom Hardy and the puppy.” Based on screenwriter Dennis Lehane's own short story Animal Rescue, the blue collar crime drama aspect of the film is somewhat overshadowed by the metaphors and sweetness of the dog adoption sub-plot.

Overall though, it's still about Hardy as Bob Saginowski, a nice guy in a rough neighbourhood, who tends a friendly local bar owned by his elder cousin Marv (James Gandolfini). But after hours, Cousin Marv's Bar is a drop bar, one of a number of Brooklyn bars that serves as a place of safekeeping for the Chechen mob's ill-gotten funds.

When a pair of young chancers hold up Bob and Marv at closing time one night and only make off with the contents of the till, »

- sarahd

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Movie Review – The Drop (2014)

15 November 2014 8:21 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Drop, 2014.

Directed by Michaël R. Roskam.

Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, Elizabeth Rodriguez, James Frecheville and John Ortiz.

Synopsis:

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

There’s a scene in The Drop where James Gandolfini’s character, known in his neighbourhood as Cousin Marv, tells his friend and natural successor Bob (Tom Hardy) that he used to be someone who demanded respect. A man for whom people would sit up straight when he walked into a room and a man who had his own stool in the bar he once owned. Now sat in his small home in The Bronx wearing a faded sweatshirt he resents the way in which his neighbourhood had changed. »

- Gary Collinson

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Christian Grey is not playing fair in new Fifty Shades trailer and poster

14 November 2014 7:48 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Beyoncé lends her sultry pipes to another trailer for Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey. Replacing “Crazy In Love” with “Haunted,” the soundtrack provides a little more menace to Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele’s (Dakota Johnson) romance.

As her interview with the tycoon takes a sharp turn toward the bedroom, Anastasia, a student turned reluctant journalist, appears a bit apprehensive – but still intrigued – by Christian’s “very singular” tastes.

Fifty Shades of Grey also stars singer Rita Ora, “True Blood”’s Luke Grimes, and Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River).

Bite into the newest trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey, the adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling novel, right now -- and scroll down to check out the newest poster of Christian.

 

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- Sasha James

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New trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey

13 November 2014 10:53 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures and Focus Features have released the second trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey, director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s adaptation of E.L. James’ bestselling erotic novel, which sees Jamie Dornan (The Fall) as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson (Need For Speed) as Anastasia Steele.

Also featuring in the cast of the film adaptation are Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Luke Grimes (Taken 2), Victor Rasuk (24), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), Callum Keith Rennie (Battlestar Galactica), Eloise Mumford (In The Blood), Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River) and musician Rita Ora.

Fifty Shades of Grey is set for release on Valentine’s Day.

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- Gary Collinson

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Leeds International Film Festival 2014 Review – The Drop (2014)

13 November 2014 3:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Drop, 2014.

Directed by Michaël R. Roskam.

Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, Elizabeth Rodriguez, James Frecheville and John Ortiz.

Synopsis:

Bob Saginowski just tends bar, keeping himself to himself as gangsters use his bar as ‘The Drop’ to funnel cash between gangs in the course of a night. But when the bar is robbed, he gets caught between good guys, gangsters and a pitbull named Rocco.

The Drop, the screenwriting debut of crime novelist Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River), might not reach the heights of either of those films, but it’s an entertaining, slow burning crime drama, with a great central performance by Tom Hardy.

Set in the bowels of Brooklyn, where there seems to be more bars than stools for folk to sit on, it’s a low key drama, where every character is hiding something shady about their past. But it’s Tom Hardy’s character, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey featured in new Fifty Shades of Grey poster

12 November 2014 10:39 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a second trailer set to land tomorrow, yesterday brought us a new poster for Fifty Shades of Grey featuring Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele, and now we’ve got another one-sheet, this time featuring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey…

Based upon the bestselling book series by E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and also stars Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Luke Grimes (Taken 2), Victor Rasuk (24), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), Callum Keith Rennie (Battlestar Galactica), Eloise Mumford (In The Blood), Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River) and musician Rita Ora.

Fifty Shades of Grey is set for release on Valentine’s Day. Watch the first trailer here.

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- Gary Collinson

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AFI Fest Review: Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ Starring Bradley Cooper And Sienna Miller

12 November 2014 6:46 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The strength of idol worship depends on a denial of the fuller, more human picture, and after a lifetime of icon status, Clint Eastwood has had enough of dodging reality. His directorial efforts may vary in subject matter and time period, but they commit to stripping away public figures and groups to their flawed core, and starting the real story there. It’s what connects recent films like “Mystic River” and this year’s misfire “Jersey Boys,” and it’s what extends most prominently into “American Sniper,” Eastwood’s purest and most involving vehicle of tension in years. In fact, the film is a spiritual sequel to “Flags of Our Fathers,” in that it examines the reasons men enlist and go to war, followed by the untreated costs of returning home afterwards. Bradley Cooper plays Chris Kyle, the ultimate Navy Seal poster boy: as a sniper for over four tours in Iraq, »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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Review: Bradley Cooper shines but Eastwood misses the mark with stilted 'American Sniper'

12 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Clint Eastwood is an enormously capable filmmaker who, like any filmmaker who works non-stop, is capable of turning out films that are polished and considered and carefully calibrated, and equally capable of turning out nearly inert movies that are forgettable and barely register. What I find most interesting about his career is the way it took him a while to win critics over to his side, but once he did, he's been almost untouchable ever since. Any other filmmaker coming off of "Jersey Boys" would have been greeted on their next film with open skepticism, but it's a real sign of just how esteemed Eastwood is that he could release that film to near-universal indifference at the start of the summer, and yet his next film can be greeted like an event that sends seismic waves through the already-crowded Oscar season. One of the things that I tend to avoid »

- Drew McWeeny

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The Drop movie review (London Film Festival)

11 November 2014 12:39 PM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Cements Tom Hardy’s reputation as one of the most effortlessly mesmerizing actors working today. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Bob Saginowski is the sweet, kind — he rescues an abused and abandoned puppy! — loner bartender at his cousin Marv’s Brooklyn bar, a divey neighborhood place that’s owned by local mobsters and occasionally used by them as a “drop,” a collection point, for ill-gotten takings. Oh, it’s not the old-fashioned, respectable Italian mafia, which once had room for Marv (James Gandolfini [The Incredible Burt Wonderstone], in the last thing we’ll ever see him in), but crazy Chechen bastards, the kind of people whom no one would dare cross. So who the hell was dumb enough to hold up Marv’s place and piss off the Chechens? »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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The Drop review: Tom Hardy looks for hope in the decay

11 November 2014 9:54 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Michaël R Roskam; Screenwriter: Dennis Lehane; Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts; Running time: 106 mins; Certificate: 15

Apart from being James Gandolfini's final film, The Drop is struck through with melancholy. There are other familiar notes, but it's not your conventional gangster flick and being penned by Dennis Lehane (the novelist behind Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island), that air of tragedy soaks through into the very bones of the story. It doesn't run quite as deep as those first two, but still it lingers.

Tom Hardy is ideal casting in what is, essentially, a character study of a loner with an uncommonly strong moral code, albeit warped by his environment. His cousin's drinking hole in Brooklyn is where Bob spends his days, tending bar and turning the other cheek as dirty money is moved in and out of the premises by the new wave of Chechen crime lords. »

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New poster for Fifty Shades of Grey featuring Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele

11 November 2014 9:39 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a second trailer imminent, Yahoo! Movies has debuted a new poster for Fifty Shades of Grey, featuring Dakota Johnson (Need for Speed) as Anastasia Steele…

Based upon the bestselling book series by E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and sees Jamie Dornan (The Fall) as Christian Grey alongside Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Luke Grimes (Taken 2), Victor Rasuk (24), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), Callum Keith Rennie (Battlestar Galactica), Eloise Mumford (In The Blood), Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River) and musician Rita Ora.

Fifty Shades of Grey is set for release on Valentine’s Day. Watch the first trailer here.

The post New poster for Fifty Shades of Grey featuring Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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The Drop cast and crew talk about the late James Gandolfini

10 November 2014 3:06 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Released in cinemas this Friday here in the UK, The Drop stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. In this special video from 20th Century Fox, the cast and crew of The Drop talk about working with the late James Gandolfini, who also stars in the movie.

Check out the video below:

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead.  Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars.  Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all »

- Luke Owen

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Win Tom Hardy-Starring ‘The Drop’ Merchandise!

9 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of 20th Century Fox’s The Drop, out on 14th November in the UK, we’ve got 3 sets of great merchandise – which includes Dennis Lehane’s wonderful book – to giveaway!

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters — “money drops” — in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living — no matter the cost.

Check out the trailer:

To win yourself a set, »

- Dan Bullock

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Afm: Upi Takes Spain on Del Toro, Robbins, Kurylenko Starrer ‘A Perfect Day,’

6 November 2014 12:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures International Spain has acquired Spanish rights to Fernando Leon’s war-zone set human drama “A Perfect Day,” starring Oscar winners Benicio del Toro (“Traffic”) and Tim Robbins (“Mystic River”) as well as actresses Olga Kurylenko (“Oblivion”) and Melanie Thierry (“The Zero Theorem”).

Upi will release “A Perfect Day” in Spain in 2015. Selling international rights to “A Perfect Day,” WestEnd Films will show a new promo to international buyers at the American Film Market on Sunday.

The first English-language film from Leon, a popular Spanish auteur distinguished by the humor of his social-issue dramas, “Perfect Day” is a dramedy-thriller, turning on a motley group of war-zone aid workers dealing with their own very human dramas: Mambru (Del Toro) wants to go home; Katya once wanted Mambru; B (Robbins) doesn’t know what he wants. And what they want rarely matches what they need. When a corpse contaminates the local well, »

- John Hopewell

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New clip from The Drop featuring Noomi Rapace and Matthias Schoenaerts

6 November 2014 3:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next week a new clip has arrived for The Drop which features Noomi Rapace and Matthias Schoenaerts. Check it out below…

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

The Drop also stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange Is the New Black »

- Gary Collinson

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'Comet' Starring Emmy Rossum and Justin Long Lands at IFC Films

28 October 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Content Media announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to the romantic comedy Comet starring Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum ("The Day After Tomorrow," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Mystic River"), Justin Long ("Live Free or Die Hard," "He's Just Not That Into You"), and Eric Winter ("The Ugly Truth," "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay," "Beyond: Two Souls").

&#8232&#8232Ifc Films has finalized a North American distribution deal and will release the film this December.&#8232&#8232Content will be introducing and screening the film to international distributors for the first time at the upcoming American Film Market (Afm).

Said Content Media President of Film Jamie Carmichael:

&#8232&#8232"The Universal theme and inventive storytelling in 'Comet' have us believing that audiences will really connect with the film. We were drawn in immediately and are happy to have this film on our Afm slate."

Says Jonathan Sehring, President of »

- MovieWeb

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Check out this new clip from The Drop starring Tom Hardy

21 October 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having played very well to the audience at the London Film Festival, The Drop is set to open in the UK on November 14th and we have a new clip from the film. The Drop is directed by Belgian filmmaker Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead) and screenwriter Dennis Lehane (author of Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone), which stars Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) alongside the late James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) in his final screen role.

Check out the clip below and let Bob Saginowski (Hardy) explain how the the drop system works in Brooklyn.

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead.  Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. »

- Luke Owen

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Top 5: Adaptations at the BFI London Film Festival

11 October 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Adaptations in film and television have become some of the most popular franchises and series today. From the Harry Potter films to the HBO series Game of Thrones to the countless Nicholas Sparks movies that find their way to the cinema, books have become the stepping stones to getting some of the most creative storylines on the screen. Adaptations from stage to film are also wildly popular, with films like 2012′s Les Misèrables and 2013′s August: Osage County receiving critical acclaim in the past couple of years. This years BFI London Film Festival is following the adaptation trend with five stand-out book/play/documentary adaptations to watch out for.

The Drop

From the pen of Dennis Lehane (author of the impressive adaptations Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River, and Shutter Island) comes a crime drama starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini. Bob (Hardy) plays a bartender who lives a quiet life attending church, »

- Phil Wheat

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San Sebastian crowns Magical Girl

27 September 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Carlos Vermut’s Spanish drama wins best film and best director; Dennis Lehane wins best screenplay for The Drop.Scroll down for other awards

Spanish drama Magical Girl has won the Golden Shell for best film at the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 19-27).

Carlos Vermut also won the Silver Shell for best director for the film, produced by Madrid-based Aquí y Allí Films and is sold by Films Distribution.

Jury chairman Fernando Bovaira described Vermut as “a disturbing, delicate and unique voice”.

The film, which debuted at Toronto and is currently screening at Zurich before going on to Busan, centres on the wish of an ill child who wants the dress in Japanese series Magical Girl Yukiko. Her father sets out to obtain it but enters a world of blackmail and tragedy.

It marks Vermut’s second film after Diamond Flash.

The Special Jury Prize went to Wild Life (Vie Sauvage), the new film by »

- jsardafr@hotmail.com (Juan Sarda) michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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