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Cassadaga (review) will be nonviable on DVD December 31 2013. The film is exactly what fans want from an indie production loads of heart technical skill and a cool story. A winner in waiting How to win In the comments section tell us if you were naughty or nice this year and why you should get a copy of Cassadaga Bruce Wood and Scott Poiley pen the script. Kelen Coleman (Children of the Corn Genesis) Kevin Alejandro (True Blood) Louise Fletcher (One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest) Rus Blackwell (Monster) and Lucas Beck (Wild Seven) star. »
For those itching to get a peek at 'The Dark Knight Rises' star Tom Hardy (below) in his 'Mad Max: Fury Road' gear will be pleased at the new behind the stills snap that found its way online over this past weekend. The George Miller helmed sequel is currently shooting in Sydney, Australia with the Warner Bros and Village Roadshow produced project set for a theatrical release in the Spring of 2015. And joining Hardy? We have Charlize Theron ('Monster'), Nicholas Hoult ('Warm Bodies'), Riley Keough ('Jack and Diane'), Zoe Kravitz, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ('Transformers: Dark of the Moon'), Abbey Lee Kershaw, Megan Gale, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, Jennifer Hagan, John Howard, Richard Carter, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer and Melita Jurisic. Check out the new pic below. »
Though the idea of Thanksgiving has unfortunately morphed a bit in recent years, the commercialization of the holiday turning it from a day to relax and enjoy the company of your family into a day to skip out on your loved ones and stand in line for 5 hours in an attempt to get a Blu-ray player for $20, there’s one important aspect of Thanksgiving that should not be lost amidst the consumption of turkey and trampling of shoppers; being thankful.
No matter what it is you’re thankful for, Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful for something that has happened in the past year, whether it’s finding the love of your life or scoring yourself that aforementioned $20 Blu-ray player – here on FEARnet, we don’t judge. We’re just happy that you’re happy.
As 2013 rapidly comes to a close, I want to take a moment to shine »
- John Squires
The 40-50 pounds that Christian Bale packed on to play inveterate conman Irving Rosenfeld in David O. Russell’s upcoming “American Hustle” appears all the more shocking when juxtaposed with the actor’s reedthin crackhead Dicky Eklund in “The Fighter,” his previous collaboration with the director.
“I think he might win a prize,” Russell joked to Variety when reminded of Bale’s feat for “American Hustle,” which opens Dec. 13.
The Motion Picture Academy has certainly been impressed by this kind of complete physical immersion in the past, awarding Oscars to Robert De Niro, who gained 60 pounds to play Jake Lamotta in blustery decline in “Raging Bull,” and Charlize Theron, whose supermodel looks were concealed by makeup and abnormal girth as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in “Monster.” Renee Zellweger, too, earned the Academy’s respect after she plumped up considerably for “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” earning a nomination for her effort. »
- Steve Chagollan
If you saw Spring Breakers but were still not convinced Vanessa Hudgens was trying to shed her squeaky-clean Disney image, then feast your eyes on the trailer for Gimme Shelter. Hudgens sheds her long locks to play a pregnant teen on the run from her junkie mother (Rosario Dawson). After a pit stop at her wealthy father's (Brendan Fraser) house, she winds up on the streets. It looks pretty bleak until she meets a kindly hospital chaplain (James Earl Jones) and finds a shelter for teens where she finally feels safe and at home. Source: Roadside Attractions The usually glamorous Hudgens is going full Monster-style Charlize Theron for this role, and I'm very curious to see if the transition is worth it. Though her grungy look is the most interesting part of this trailer, I was really excited to see Fraser pop up as her dad. The movie is out Jan. »
- Maggie Pehanick
The most eagerly awaited Doctor Who episode ever finally aired on Saturday, simulcast in several countries, as well as being shown in some selected theaters. Did the 75 minute special live up to expectations or was it a ‘Boo Who’? Come inside to see our thoughts on The Day of the Doctor.
With many months of hyped build-up, as well as 50 years of fan expectations, the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” had an uphill climb to fulfill expectations. Happily, it succeeded. While not the best episode ever for the series, it hit enough of the right notes to be an excellent tribute to the show’s long history.
Writer/show-runner Steven Moffat was wise to veer away from the high concept, end-of-the-universe plots that tend to dominate special episodes of Doctor Who. There were two storylines competing for screen time here. One plot was a standard »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Bruce Dern is to be honoured at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
The Nebraska actor is being given the 'Career Achievement Award' in recognition of his contributions to the entertainment industry.
Dern has been called a "one-of-a-kind performer" by the festival's chairman Harold Matzner.
Matzner further commented: "In his latest cinematic endeavour Nebraska, certainly deserving of award recognition, Dern brings his consummate acting gifts to the role of an inscrutable elderly father who, with his son, journeys to claim a million-dollar prize while ultimately coming face to face with his past.
"To Bruce Dern, who continues to challenge and delight audiences with each performance, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present the 2014 Career Achievement Award."
Warner Bros. has announced that George Miller's long-awaited sequel Mad Max: Fury Road will be released in 3D on May 15th, 2015. It's pretty incredible to see all of the films being released in 2015. It might just be the best year of movies ever.
Miller is done shooting the film and is currently in post-production. The director previously described the story of the movie as follows,
"Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived."
The movie stars Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky, Charlize Theron (Monster, Prometheus) as Imperator Furiosa; Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max, Sleeping Beauty) as Immortan Joe; and »
- Joey Paur
Following his critically acclaimed performance in Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska,” Bruce Dern will be feted with the career achievement award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. The ceremony will be held Jan. 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, hosted by Mary Hart.
“Bruce Dern is truly a one of a kind performer,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. “His skill at capturing the essence of a character, no matter how complex or unorthodox, is unique and unparalleled.”
He’s recently been attracting attention for his role in “Nebraska” as a cantankerous father who drags his son, played by Will Forte, on a road trip to claim a sweepstakes prize. June Squibb, Stacy Keach and Bob Odenkirk also appear in the film, »
- Alex Stedman
The star of Nebraska will attend the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala on January 4 2014 to receive the Career Achievement Award.
Dern has earned strong reviews for his lead performance in Alexander Payne’s black-and-white drama from Paramount Vantage.
His credits include They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Drive, He Said, The Great Gatsby, Coming Home, Monster, Django Unchained, On the Edge, Posse and The Driver. He earned an Oscar nomination in 1979 for Coming Home.
“Bruce Dern is truly a one of a kind performer,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. “His skill at capturing the essence of a character, no matter how complex or unorthodox, is unique and unparalleled.
“In over 80 feature films, this talent is vividly reflected in such classic roles as the deranged pilot plotting a mass attack in Bloody Sunday, or the scarred Vietnam vet who returns home to find his wife embroiled in an affair with another man in [link »
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Chicago – Veteran actor Bruce Dern is now up to bat. That is how he describes what is at stake in his role as Woody in director Alexander Payne’s new film, “Nebraska.” But this film icon – with an over 50 year career – also has plenty other stories to offer, regarding Jack Nicholson, his family, his life and performing a “Derns-ser.”
Bruce Dern began his on-screen career in TV beginning in 1960, taking various character parts during that era, with regular cowboy roles in “Wagon Train,” “The Virginian” and “The Big Valley.” He made his film debut in the horror classic “Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte” (1964), and created memorable characters in such diverse films as “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They” (1969), “Drive, He Said” (1971), “The Great Gatsby” (1974), “Smile” (1975) and “Family Plot” (1976). Recent films include roles in “Monster” (2003), “The Astronaut Farmer” (2006) and as Frank Harlow in the HBO series “Big Love” (2006-11). He was nominated »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The first official still has been released from the Gilles Paquet-Brenner helmed adaptation 'Dark Places'. It's nothing particularly exciting in all honesty but does feature the gorgeous and talented Charlize Theron ('Monster') which is also a welcome sight in whatever capacity. The story, adapted by Gilles himself, is based on the best selling novel by award-winning author Gillian Flynn. 'Dark Places' also stars Nicholas Hoult ('Jack the Giant Slayer'), Chloe Grace Moretz ('Kick-Ass 2'), Christina Hendricks ('Mad Men'), Corey Stoll and Sterling Jerins. Head below to check out the new image. »
A Two Coreys Halloween: The Essential Horror Movies of Haim and Feldman
On October 29, just two days before Halloween, St. Martin's Press will release the long-awaited Corey Feldman biography Coreyography: A Memoir. It is a must-read for any fan, as it delves deep into the trials and tribulations of this actor's young life in Hollywood. Some of it is funny, some of it is heartbreaking and a great big portion of it is truly scary.
In the book, Feldman talks in great length about his best friend Corey Haim. In the coming weeks, you'll hear a lot about what happened to the two teenagers behind closed doors, and a lot of it's not that pleasant. Instead of dwelling on that in our own review, we'd rather look at the work Haim and Corey Feldman have left behind. Specifically, in honor of the season, their horror movies. The pair met on »
From Nosferatu to Twilight, gothic films have explored what frightens us – and why we are willing victims of our fear. A few days before Halloween, and as the BFI begins a nationwide season, Michael Newton is seduced by horror, sex and satanism
Beyond high castle walls, the wolves howl. The Count intones: "Listen to them! The children of the night! What music they make!" And those words usher you into a faintly ludicrous cosiness, the comfortable darkness of gothic. For gothic properties are altogether snug, as familiar as Halloween costumes – a Boris Karloff mask, the Bela Lugosi cape, an Elsa Lanchester wig. So it is that many of us first come to the form through its parodies; I knew Carry On Screaming! by heart before I saw my first Hammer film. And yet, within the homely restfulness, something genuinely disturbing lurks; an authentic dread. And watching these films again, we »
- Michael Newton
Boston Strong! The Sox struck October magic once again, as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in game six of the American League Championship Series on Oct. 19 to take the series and the Al pennant. Now just one team stands between them and a championship.
With one swing of the bat, the Boston Red Sox propelled themselves ahead of the Detroit Tigers and into the 2013 World Series on Oct. 19. And after claiming the American League title in six games, the rugged Boston team is just one series away from winning the whole thing.
Boston Red Sox Win The Alcs
It wasn’t looking good for the Red Sox on Oct. 19. Down 2-1 in the seventh inning, facing Max Scherzer, the league’s best pitcher, the Red Sox managed to load the bases with one out, when Shane Victorino stepped up to the plate.
With an 0-2 count against him, Shane »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
At no point could the producers governing the “Thor” franchise be accused of going for the obvious. Oscar-nominated English classicist Kenneth Branagh was about the last person you might have thought of to direct a superhero blockbuster, but the counterintuitive gamble paid off: Branagh's grounding in Shakespeare gave the 2011 film a literate weight and wit, and we can thank him for giving us the then little-known Tom Hiddleston as Loki. In picking Branagh's successor for “Thor: The Dark World,” Marvel were obviously determined to think outside the box again “Monster” director Patty Jenkins was attached at one point, but the »
- Guy Lodge
From One Direction at the O2 to live relays from the V&A, cinemas are padding out their programmes with increasingly mundane 'alternative content'
After 2003's fly-on-the-wall documentary Some Kind Of Monster revealed the principal building blocks of Metallica to be petty squabbling, stifled resentment and general exhaustion, the band are understandably keen to reassert their position at the ascendancy of heavy metal this month with new IMAX concert movie Through The Never. Perhaps that's why director Nimród Antal elects to supplement their live show with a narrative subplot in which the band's roadie Trip (Dane DeHaan) goes in search of a mysterious package, and winds up on the run from a death-dealing, gas-masked horseman. This, the film submits, is the sensory impact of a Metallica gig; it's the closest you'll get to actually being there.
When commercial radio made its stateside debut in November 1920, it brought the results of that year's election (congrats, »
- Charlie Lyne
ABC has a way of developing the occasional drama that, viewed with the sound down, could easily be mistaken for a perfume commercial. Enter “Betrayal,” described as a limited series, which might be a convenient way of saying, “We meant for this to go away after a limited number of episodes.” Conceptually a close cousin of old-fashioned Lifetime movies, the series hinges on a married photographer who is instantly drawn to a handsome attorney, initiating (after many longing looks) a “torrid affair,” per the press notes, that onscreen doesn’t even smolder. It’s more daytime soap, frankly, than ready for primetime.
Although she’s hardly unhappy in her marriage to a Chicago prosecutor (Chris Johnson), sparks quickly fly when Sara (Brit newcomer Hannah Ware) meets Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend, another accent-less import) at a showing of her art. He’s a high-powered fixer/inhouse counsel for an imperious boss »
- Brian Lowry
Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, David Schwimmer, Ray Liotta, Robert Davi, John Ventimiglia, James Franco, McKaley Miller, Stephen Dorff | Written by Ariel Vromen, Morgan Land | Directed by Ariel Vromen
“He is such a cold blooded killer, they call him ‘The Iceman’”
Directed by Israeli’s Ariel Vromen (Danika, Rx) and starring Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice), The Iceman is a biopic based on the life and events surrounding Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer.
Set in the mid-sixties through to the eighties in New York and New Jersey, The Iceman begins with Kuklinski on a date with Deborah (Ryder) and you see that there’s a warmth to Kuklinski’s character and a sense of humour. It’s nice to see that the film, even in its opening moments, isn’t shying away from showing the grey areas of the story. »
- Chris Cummings
Thanks to "Thor," Natalie Portman is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actress is once again set to reprise her role of Jane Foster in the upcoming "Thor: The Dark World." However, Portrman recently spoke about the, shall we say, lack of diversity in the Marvel cinematic universe. But (silver lining alert) she seems to suggest that this could change very soon.
"There are definitely many strong women [in Marvel movies], but it will be exciting when there is a central female character, which I think is coming -- I have heard is coming -- and, of course, also a central non-white character will also be exciting," Portman said. Before adding: "Title characters."
Some might remember the somewhat contentious beginnings to the "Thor" sequel, with "Monster" director Patty Jenkins replaced in the eleventh hour by "Game of Thrones" helmer Alan Taylor. A lot of this had to do with a radical »
- Drew Taylor
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