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Once again, we find ourselves in that strange spot of anticipation. When a film takes two years from the end of principal photography to cinema release, does that indicate trouble? If it has taken so long to ‘tinker’ with it in post-production, is it going to be a mess? All these questions will soon be answered, as Serena has finally got a trailer.
Written by Christopher Kyle (Alexander, K-19: The Widowmaker) and adapted from the 2008 book of the same name by Ron Rash, this period drama is directed by Susanne Bier, who previously delivered Things We Lost In The Fire. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as newlyweds Serena and George Pemberton in 1929, the film sees the couple travel from Boston to the mountains of North Carolina to build an all-conquering timber empire. Though Serena is ambitious, driven and talented, her position is threatened by the discovery that she is »
- Sarah Myles
After completing production in 2012, Susanne Bier's drama Serena has taken a long time to get to the big screen. Photos from the film surfaced online after shooting was done, and even more actually popped up earlier this year, but we've been waiting to hear when the film might actually get released. Well, the film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper will finally hit theaters in the United Kingdom next month, and the first trailer from overseas has arrived. Set in North Carolin around the time of the Depression, a man (Cooper) struggles to maintain the future of his timber empire and things only get more complicated when he learns his wife (Lawrence) cannot bear children to continue his legacy. Watch below! Here's the first UK trailer for Susanne Bier's Serena, originally from Yahoo UK: Serena is directed by Oscar-winner Susanne Bier (In a Better World, Things We Lost in the Fire »
- Ethan Anderton
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist
Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist
Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist
(Winner) “Downton Abbey”
Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist
Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist
Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist
Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist
Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist
Gary Machin, Hairstylist
Nicola Mount, Hairstylist
Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist
Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist
Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist
Ai Nakata, Hairstylist
Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimi Messina, »
- Variety Staff
Outside of the Angelina Jolie action film Salt, all the hits on Australian helmer Phillip Noyce’s resume are book adaptations. That ranges from his breakout hit Dead Calm to Patriot Games, Clear And Present Danger, Sliver, The Bone Collector, Rabbit-Proof Fence, and The Quiet American; he is currently adapting Philip Roth’s American Pastoral. Noyce’s latest book transfer is The Weinstein Company’s The Giver, a Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weiden-scripted adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning children’s novel that took 21 years to reach the screen. That glacial development pace allowed high action dystopian tomes like The Hunger Games and Divergent to score with young audiences, books that were written much later and likely were influenced by Lowry. Vets Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard and Katie Holmes are surrounded by young audience pleasing newcomers Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan and Taylor Swift, but »
- Mike Fleming Jr
When Oscar-winning writer/director Oliver Stone first unleashed his epic Alexander the Great biopic back in 2004, critics launched a war of words and audiences retreated from the box office battle lines. In the aftermath of its disastrous theatrical release, Alexander was re-tooled for its 2005 home entertainment debut by Stone, who trimmed 8 minutes for a special “Director’s Cut” DVD, whose packaging promised a “faster-paced, more action packed” film. Although the “Director’s Cut” sold moderately well, certain critics pummeled Stone once again, this time for further de-gaying an already largely de-gayed narrative about history’s most famous bisexual conqueror. Determined to placate critics once and for all, Stone re-edited the film a third time in 2007 and, rather than subtracting footage, added in a total of 40 extra minutes, which included more literal sword fighting and implied naked sword fighting. The resulting release, Alexander Revisited, was supposed to be the final word on the film. »
- Harrison Pierce
"The Giver" is the latest dystopian thriller to follow an attractive teen who must fight against the totalitarian authority of misguided adults. And if that sounds like every other post-apocalyptic young adult film ever, keep in mind that at least "The Giver" came out a decade or two before such recent Ya offerings as "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent." Directed by Phillip Noyce (his first feature since 2010's Angelina Jolie thriller "Salt") and starring an impressive cast (producer Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, and a nearly unrecognizable Taylor Swift).
Based on Lois Lowry's best seller, "The Giver" focuses on a utopian community where there's no discrimination, war, pain, or hate but also no love, emotion, art, or joy. The goal is "Sameness." On the day when all 16-year-olds receive their permanent job assignment, Jonas (Aussie newcomer Brenton Thwaites) is selected to inherit the role of Receiver of Memory, »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
With Beyond Fright, we like to focus on things somewhat on the fringe of horror. Whether it be great music or just films that might be on the tip of something based in genres that might not be considered “horror” by most standards, but still have that great genre vibe. While brainstorming ideas for articles, it occurred to me that I write with rituals in the back of my mind. Now before you jump to conclusions and picture me with a black and red robe on while sacrificing a virgin, let me clarify: I don’t mean rituals in that sense, but in the terms of specific things that i find myself doing before and during the actual writing of an article, review or various other forms of doing what I enjoy: creating. Music has always played a huge part in my life, and when sitting down to write something for Icons, »
- Jerry Smith
Alexander began his agency career at CAA, where he also represented Natalie Portman, Jared Leto, Jeff Bridges, Johnny Knoxville, Kim Basinger and Eddie Izzard. After his tenure at CAA, Alexander joined Atlas Entertainment, where he worked for three years until joining Resolution.
Alexander brings the agency’s total number of partners to 39.
- Dave McNary
Former Resolution talent agent Steve Alexander has joined ICM Partners‘ La office as a partner. Alexander reps actors including David Duchovny, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany and Joy Bryant, who are joining him in the move. He recently exited Resolution among other high-profile departures including Dennis Kim and Leigh Brillstein. Alexander began his agency career at CAA, where his clients included Heath Ledger, Natalie Portman, Jared Leto, Jeff Bridges, Johnny Knoxville, Kim Basinger and Eddie Izzard. He joined Resolution last year after a three-year stint at Atlas Entertainment. Alexander brings ICM Partners’ total number of partners to 39. »
A magnificent science fiction drama, and a beautiful one. Wonderfully radical for the simple fact that it is ruled by principled ideas. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first film
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
We need a bigger word than humanist.
That was a word I used to describe the lovely, honest, sensitive Rise of the Planet of the Apes — and god, did it feel good to be able to connect those words with a big-budget science fiction movie. But now it feels too small to encompass where Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes the ongoing story. People-ist is the first coinage that leaps to mind, clunky as it is. Because there are nonhumans here who are as fully people as the humans are… in fact, the story is very much about the humans coming to »
- MaryAnn Johanson
You might have thought you were done discussing these but I'm just getting around to posting about them, so don't shut your trap just yet. Here's five stories that we didn't get to in anything like a timely fashion but so what? Time is a flat circle.
Story 1 Colin In Talks
I was going to wait to post about this until it was official and not just "in talks" but since the internet moves with the speed of everything casually mentioned as fact that everyone is aware of and will be old tomorrow, it should be noted that it looks like Colin Farrell will be the leading man of True Detective Season 2 (possibly Taylor Kitsch beside him). Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey will be tough shoes to fill but as I relayed on twitter, he's a smart idea because people will be surprised when he's great because they haven't noticed that he often is. »
- NATHANIEL R
I enjoyed the original reboot, 2011.s .Rise of the Planet of the Apes,. so I was anxiously waiting for the sequel, .Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.. How did director Matt Reeves (.Cloverfield,. .Let Me In.) do by taking the reins from original helmer Rupert Wyatt? And is the sequel better than the original? Find out in my movie review of .Dawn of the Planet of the Apes..
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. (c) Fox
Cast (from Wikipedia)
. Jason Clarke as Malcolm, a survivor of the Alz-113 virus who, along with a small group of other survivors, »
Stalingrad 3D’s producer-director Fyodor Bondarchuk has a Us major in his sights for the national and international distribution of the forthcoming Russian war film, Battalion Of Death, set during the First World War.
Speaking during a presentation of the first footage of Dmitry Meshiev’s drama about the women battalions formed in 1917 to fight on the Eastern front against the Germans, Bondarchuk said that negotiations were underway with “a big company” to handle distribution in a way “very similar to Stalingrad.”
The $30m war drama Stalingrad was released in Russian cinemas by Sony Pictures Releasing International on October 10, 2013 and posted the strongest opening weekend ever for a locally produced film with $14.3m from 1,400 screens. In total, the film took $52m (RUB1.75bn) at the Russian box office to become the top release of 2013 and was also a hit for Sony in China with takings of over $11.5m.
Bondarchuk, whose production company Art Pictures Studio co-produced Battalion »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Blaney)
Graphic novels can be the source of hours of entertainment, but in the apocalypse, they can be quite effective as an olive branch between enemy parties. While we’ve seen tension boiling over between humans and apes in previously released trailers and clips for the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the latest clip from the film shows a human and an orangutan enjoying one another’s company over a shared graphic novel.
The new clip showcases Kodi Smit-McPhee’s Alexander, who approaches Maurice the orangutan (Karin Konoval) with a trade paperback copy of Charles Burns’ Black Hole comic book series, which he then uses to see if his newfound friend can read.
“A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, »
- Derek Anderson
Maurice the Orangutan is back, and this time he's getting an education! The lastest clip from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finds Maurice (Karin Konoval) learning to read with the help of human pal Alexander (Kodi Smit-McPhee).
It's a nice shared moment between ape and man, a relationship that quickly desolves as evidenced in the latest TV spot, which arrives along with this new scene. Check it out as Gary Oldman threatens to kill every single last stinking ape!
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
(Cbr) Rosario Dawson has joined the cast of Netflix's "Daredevil" series, as announced Friday on Marvel.com. Dawson's exact role on the series was not specified, but described as "a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city." "Rosario Dawson is one the most charismatic, talented and powerful actresses in Hollywood, so she was always at the top of our list for 'Marvel's Daredevil,'" Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, said in a statement. "Her role in the series is absolutely critical to Matt Murdock's journey to become the hero we know as Daredevil." Since her film debut in 1995's controversial "Kids," Dawson has worked in a variety of genres in her acting career, with appearances ranging from »
- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources
Has it actually been ten years already since we have been engaged in the realm of films dating back to 2004? A decade is certainly a long period of time to build our appreciation for cinema up until this critical point in 2014. In looking back at 2004, one can recall fondly some of the more desirable releases to come out at that time. For instance, the superb Million Dollar Baby was the Academy Award-winning film for 2004. Even the comedies that were released that year gave movie audiences cause to rejoice with such ditties as the sleeper indie hit Napoleon Dynamite and well as mainstream laughers in Mean Girls and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy.
Unfortunately for every gem there is a dud and then some. And 2004 had its share to say the least. So how about getting nostalgic and recalling some of the notable misses that were heaped on misled moviegoers »
- Frank Ochieng
i09 the greatest Bride of Frankenstein poster ever
Chud on the Dumb and Dumber To poster
Antagony & Ecstasy one of our most loyal Best Shot supporters finally got around to Pocahontas!
The Dissolve sees a statue of Napoleon Dynamite
- NATHANIEL R
Some casting news you can use... First, Djimon Hounsou has joined the cast of Warner Bros' David Yates-directed Tarzan movie, which stars Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie. Hounsou will play a Chief Mbonga in the film - the wise old patriarch, as he's described by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, who used the superstitious fears of his people to his own ends, with the help of a witch-doctor. Second, Joseph David Jones has been cast in a recurring role in in Amazon’s drama pilot "Hysteria," from Shaun Cassidy, Alcon and Universal TV. He joins James McDaniel and star Mena Suvari in potential series that follows an exceptionally bright »
- Tambay A. Obenson
This week’s new Blu-ray releases include the non-limited edition complete series set of one of the greatest TV shows of all time, the latest from director Peter Berg, the supposedly "final" cut of Oliver Stone's historical epic Alexander, and a sci-fi remake from earlier this year that failed to make much of a splash. Briefly: Breaking Bad: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - $129.99 (44% off) Lone Survivor (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $17.99 (49% off) Robocop [Blu-ray] - $19.99 (50% off) Son of God [Blu-ray] - $19.96 (50% off) Alexander, The Ultimate Cut (10th Anniversary Edition) (Blu-ray + UltraViolet) - $39.99 (20% off) Birdcage [Blu-ray]- $13.39 (33% off) Outsiders: Complete Novel Edition [Blu-ray] - $16.98 (15% off) True Blood: Season 6 (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) - $37.78 (53% off) Workaholics: Season 4 [Blu-ray] - $11.99 (48% off)
- Adam Chitwood
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