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Update: TheWrap adds that Taylor Kitsch, coming off strong reviews in HBO’s The Normal Heart, is also primed to snag a coveted lead role in True Detective. He’s apparently in contention with On the Road actor Garrett Hedlun but currently has the edge. TheWrap’s report also states that HBO was intent on landing a movie star, someone “rugged and gritty,” for the part Farrell ultimately received.
Original: At long last, the pieces are falling into place for the second season of HBO’s brilliant, game-changing True Detective, with word that Colin Farrell (In Bruges) is being eyed for one of four lead roles in the Nic Pizzolatto-created and scripted anthology series.
Deadline’s Mike Fleming has the scoop, saying that he can confirm Farrell is “deep in negotiations” to join the cast of the second season, which will begin filming later this year and is due »
- Isaac Feldberg
Kirsten Dunst is happy she still has a career in Hollywood! The actress covers the latest issue of Flaunt magazine, where she opens up about her transition from a child actor to an adult star and revisits her stance on feminism. "That transition [from a child actor] doesn’t happen to many of us. When it does, I think that you’re really meant to be doing this. A lot of people stop or it’s too hard to transition,” she says. "But people don’t want to see you as an adult. I’m 32 now—that transition was done for me with [Sofia Coppola’s] The Virgin Suicides. That movie helped me go from a little girl to ‘growing up.'"While the "On The Road" actress loves tapping into her creative side, she doesn't know if she has what it takes to write or direct. "I don’t know if I have the confidence to do that, »
- tooFab Staff
After breaking out with the Twilight franchise, Kristen Stewart has demonstrated some sizable dramatic chops with her roles in Jack Kerouac adaptation On the Road and blockbuster Snow White & The Huntsman – and with a lead role in Olivier Assayas’ upcoming Clouds of Sils Maria, she doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. Recently, Stewart toplined a smaller film, a Guantanamo Bay-set drama titled Camp X-Ray, which premiered to lackluster reviews at Sundance (though most viewers gave the actress high marks for her lead performance).
Our own Emily Estep wasn’t a fan of the film, giving it two and a half out of five stars and concluding that:
While it does have its moments, there’s a lot of wasted potential here, as Camp X-Ray falls flat when attempting to approach larger issues of human rights. Instead, it relies on pop culture references and cheesy metaphors to speak for its characters. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Chicago – Melissa McCarthy has jumped the shark. Or if she hasn’t, she’s strapped on the skis and is contemplating the ramp. Going once more to the same character well – this time with a script co-written with her husband Ben Falcone and directed by him – McCarthy shows little originality or gumption as the title character in “Tammy..”
What could have been a interesting character journey into the lower middle class wage slavers, becomes a tired exercise in “Tammy always wins” and “Tammy is super attractive once you clean her up,” etc. McCarthy can’t help being the hero in her own film, which is fine, if the damn thing had any laughs. Instead, it’s a road trip movie with seen-it-all-before stereotypes and a waste of a superlative cast in support of Tammy’s greatness. Seems to me, I’ve heard that song before.
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Titular character Tammy gets fired from her job and finds out her husband is cheating on her on the same day. This leads her to embark on a road trip with her boozy grandmother (Susan Sarandon). At first, the discordant twosome is meant to travel to Niagara Falls, but circumstances eventually divert their path. On the road, they stop by Tammy’s mother’s (Allison Janney) home and find a father-son duo to double date with.
Tammy, written by McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone, who is making his directorial debut with the picture, was not the flick reviewers were hoping it would be. According to critics, Tammy never finds its tone – wavering between slapstick comedy and pratfalls and darker themes that never quite gel. »
Composers Gustavo Dudamel, Gustavo Santaolalla and John Williams will gather at the Academy for “Behind the Score: The Art of the Film Composer,” on Monday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.
In a conversation hosted by Tavis Smiley, the illustrious trio will discuss significant musical moments in film that have inspired their work as they examine the art and process of creating a film score as well as the director-composer collaboration.
Dudamel, now entering his sixth season as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, made his first foray into composing for motion pictures with “The Liberator (Libertador),” a biopic about Simón Bolívar that screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival earlier this month. The score for this film, as well as a CD on Deutsche Grammophon, was recorded with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, of which Dudamel is music director. Dudamel »
- Michelle McCue
As previously announced, other thesps include Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons and James Purefoy, as well as Wheatley’s regular players Reece Shearsmith and Peter Ferdinando, and comedian Dan Renton Skinner.
Evans is best known for his role as Bard in “The Hobbit” trilogy, and blockbusters such as “Immortals” and “Fast and Furious 6.” He will next be seen as the lead in “Dracula Untold,” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”
- Leo Barraclough
So far we only had the teaser poster for Ben Wheatley’s upcoming Jg Ballard adaptation High-rise but know we’ve got more updates for this highly anticipated production. With Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller and Jeremy Irons already confirmed, we’ve received the official news that Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss have been added to the exciting cast.
High-rise is directed by Wheatley from a screenplay by his regular collaborator Amy Jump. Evans and Moss join a slew of the UK’s finest actors including James Purefoy and Wheatley’s regular players Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando, along with comedian Dan Renton Skinner.
Welsh actor Luke Evans is known for his role as Bard in The Hobbit trilogy, and the likes of Fast And Furious 6. Evans will next be seen as the lead in Dracula Untold. Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss stars as Peggy Olsen in HBO’s hit series Mad Men, »
- Dan Bullock
Mark Ruffalo's great gift, besides those scruffy good looks and that prickish, hungover charisma, is capturing the essence of the guy who's spinning toward a crash but trying to angle himself back. His greatest performance, in Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count on Me, one of the best films of the 2000s, is a slow-motion skid-out, a portrait of a man who wishes he could honor the long-term promise of domesticity but can't help but feel crushed by it — especially since he can enjoy the immediate pleasure of mastering the party and the pool table in any bar in America. Unlike most ramblin' men in movies, Ruffalo's Terry Prescott offered no wisdom about what life's really about, and he was stripped of On the Road romanticism. He wasn't searching for anything becaus »
The latest theatrical trailer unveiled for Tammy, unlike its predecessors, keeps the spotlight off of the criminal misdeeds of its title character, by instead showcasing other comedy sequences from the film. Melissa McCarthy (Identity Thief, The Heat) headlines the film, drawing from a screenplay that she co-wrote with her husband, Ben Falcone (Bad Words) – who, in addition to directing, makes an appearance in the new preview, where he plays Tammy’s soon-to-be-ex boss.
Tammy’s terrible day – which includes nearly killing a deer on the way to work – only gets worse after she’s fired from her fast food job, as she heads home early and winds up catching her husband in the act of cheating, with their neighbor. That’s enough to send Tammy packing… well, three houses away, anyway, to stay with her parents, including her mom (Kathy Bates) and booze-hound ...
Click to continue reading ‘Tammy’ UK Trailer: »
- Sandy Schaefer
They Bought Us Love
Released in the summer of 1964, A Hard Day’s Night, starring The Beatles and directed by Richard Lester, is arguably the second most influential British film of that decade (the first being Goldfinger, coincidentally released the same year.). Why? For one thing, it brought The Beatles to a worldwide audience that was just getting to know them through their music. Secondly, it spawned imitations and knock-offs (The Monkees, anyone?) and is arguably the genesis of music videos—where would MTV have been without it? Thirdly, the film itself was innovative, fresh, and surprisingly funny (those long-haired boys from Liverpool could actually act!).
One of the best things about the Criterion Collection’s new deluxe box set of the film (dual Blu-ray and DVD, three discs) is the short extra, On the Road to “A Hard Day’s Night,” an interview with author Mark Lewisohn, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
The "Game of Thrones" Season 4 finale is coming and the fight for The Wall is already here!
Last week's episode focused solely on Castle Black's fight to protect the Wall from Mance Rayder's invading army and, man, did it deliver. After the pyrrhic victory, that storyline will thankfully continue into the season finale, an epic 66-minute episode that promises to bounce all over Westeros.
To get everyone primed for the dramatic episode, below are recaps of the main characters of Season 4, including: where they are now, how they got there, and where they're going.
(Full disclosure: This does not reference the books, nor have I read them.)
The Lannisters & King's Landing
Where They Are Now: Prince Oberyn's skull lay in a thousand pieces, and Tyrion has just been sentenced to death by his father.
How They Got There: Where to begin...
In the second episode of the season, Joffrey »
- Jonny Black
Hrithik Roshan who is currently shooting for Bang Bang is on a mini break of sorts. After launching his sister’s book in Delhi, the actor was spotted having dinner with Hollywood Director Rob Cohen. He then shot for the posters of Bang Bang.
On Friday night, he left for London with his kids – Hrehaan and Hridaan in tow.
On Sunday, the actor posted two pictures of him and the kids enjoying Disneyland Paris.
He wrote on his twitter saying, “On the road less travelled u must sometimes stop and take a picture.”
The three of them were casually dressed in tees and denims, teamed with caps and shades to beat the Summer heat.
Hrithik posted another picture of Hridaan sitting in his lap with both of them staring at the Disney magic unfolding in awe. He wrote, “What is life if full of care… You have no time to stand and stare… »
- Chaitali Hatiskar
The first 45 minutes or so of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (hereon shortened to plain T.S. Spivet, for the sake of my sanity) are actually pretty wonderful. We’re thrown into a world of saturated colors and rootsy Americana, a pastel-soaked idyll dropped right in the middle of the picturesque American wilderness. It’s a steady downhill slip from there, but those opening phrases will stick with me as some of the most interesting and memorable family movie fare I’ve sat through in a good long while.
The titular T.S. (Kyle Catlett) is a ten year old genius born and raised on a ranch in rural Montana. His mother is a melancholic entomologist (Helena Bonham Carter), his father a latter-day cowboy wreathed in nostalgia. It isn’t as much The Ranch That Time Forgot as The Ranch That Forgot Time – a place that’s constantly slipping »
- Dominic Mill
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Recently, I sat down with actor Sam Riley, who plays Diaval, Maleficent’s raven sidekick in the film. Check it out below!
Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficentrealizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever. The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, »
- Melissa Howland
Traditionally, Summerslam has been recognised as WWE’s second biggest annual pay-per-view offering. Given the youth movement that was officially ushered in at Wrestlemania XXX, this year’s Summerslam represents a huge opportunity for WWE to showcase their collection of new stars at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. The quality of shows and story lines this year has been largely excellent, and with an unprecedented number of over superstars seemingly about to reach the upper echelons of the card in the coming months, the company should be able to produce matches that will generate an electric atmosphere.
The blockbuster summer event has a fantastic heritage, and those performing will have the honour of following in the footsteps of some of the all-time classic matches such as the Intercontinental Title Match between Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart vs ‘British Bulldog’ Davey Boy Smith, the Two out of Three Falls contest »
- Ryan Smith
After taking in over $24 million in its Friday (May 30) opening, "Maleficent" is well on its way to being an early summer success for Disney. Two weeks ago, I sat down with several of the key "Maleficent" players to discuss their revisionist take on "Sleeping Beauty." Perhaps you may have already check out my chats with Shalto Copley and Elle Fanning. Here are my last two interviews. Above, "Control" and "On the Road" star Sam Riley talks about changing "Sleeping Beauty" raven Diablo into Diaval for "Maleficent" and the inspiration he was able to get both from a feathered friend and from co-star Angelina Jolie. Below, Robert Stromberg talks about his shift from Oscar-winning production designer and visual effects ace to making his directing debut. Stromberg explains why he wasn't intimidated to start his directing with a film of this scale and the one thing Disney wouldn't let him change in the story. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Sam Riley has given a number of impressive performances in his career including his work in On The Road and Control. Most of his experience has been in smaller independent films, yet somehow the actor appears right at home in the magical world of Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty inspired Malecifent. In the film he portrays a bird given the ability to change forms, thanks to Angelina Jolie. The two have an impressive on-screen connection as he helps give what is ironically a »
"...I have no idea what I'm doing, and that's kind of how I love it," said Stewart. "I had no idea 'Twilight' was going to be huge. Certain movies I've done I thought were going to be amazing did nothing. So it's fun not having so much control. It's kind of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants lifestyle—it's fun, but it's scary as fuck.
"If it's not scary, it's usually—you kind of have to step back and go, 'You're probably making this decision because it's right on paper.' But unless you get that irking fear, it's not right..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Kristen Stewart for "Marie Claire"...
- Michael Stevens
Maleficent finally hits theater screens this week, and I recently sat down with Sam Riley, who plays Diaval, Maleficent’s "loyal bird-man companion." Riley is a vital presence in the film and was, frankly, a delight to talk to. He racked up a slew of awards and nominations for his portrayal of Ian Curtis in Control and has received critical praise for his performances in indie fare such as Brighton Rock and On the Road. Maleficent is his big-budget Hollywood debut, and it’s a pretty sweet set up for him — he shares all of his scenes with Angelina Jolie.
Diaval delivers most of the expository dialogue, which maybe isn’t the most fun you can have as an actor, but Riley explained why he wanted the role and how he and Jolie kept things interesting.
"Well, I know what you mean… He’d sort of come on and explain what’s just happened, »
- Mily Dunbar
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