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Thanks to AICN, we now have a new set photo of Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky from the upcoming "Mad Max: Fury Road," which co-stars Charlie Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Megan Gale, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Check it out below. "Mad Max: Fury Road" focuses on Mad Max (Hardy) who gets caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron). A battle erupts on the road in front of them over the course of the film as they attempt to push the rig to safer terrain. The new movie is directed by George Miller (Happy Feet, Mad Max) and is set to hit 2D and 3D theaters on May 15th, 2015. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
I made my Slim Pickings joke last week and this week, I got nothing. Things are a bit better this week anyway with a nice mixture of the new, the old and the quirky independent that has gone straight to VOD.
I imagine things will pick up massively into December as Now TV adds Iron Man 3 and Oz: The Great and Powerful and then the other service providers try and compete.
For now though below are the films to look out for this week, Enjoy!
The latest horror film to borrow Guillermo Del Toro’s name in order to present itself, is this ghost story from director Andres Muschietti. Jessica Chastain plays a woman who reluctantly becomes foster-mother to her partners’ two nieces after they are recovered from living feral in the wilderness. The problem is the girls were looked after by something nasty in the woods and »
- Chris Holt
Briefly: It looks like we now have an actual release date. Its being reported by BoxOfficeMojo that Warner Bros has set a May 15th, 2015 summer release date for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, the return of Mad Max, starring Tom Hardy as the new Mad Max. We've been following this sequel for many years, as it was shot down in Africa back in 2012 but has been stuck in post-production hell ever since, with extensive reshoots and more over the last few years. 2015 is already becoming one of the most exciting years for movies in a while, with the new Star Wars, Avengers and Jurassic Park movies on the docket already. Hopefully this is finally confirmation that we may finally see this new Mad Max within two years anyway. The latest sequel from George Miller (who directed the original three Mad Max movies before moving onto Happy Feet) has »
- Alex Billington
Brittany Murphy was a good actress, best known for her role voicing Luanne Platter on King of the Hill, though she had major roles in Happy Feet and Sin City (interesting contrast) as well. She tragically died at age 32, a bizarre phenomena that coroners said was the result of a deadly combination of pneumonia and anemia. That seemed unlikely enough, but then something weird happened: five months later her husband died of the exact same thing. Now, there's evidence coming to light that both of them were poisoned. »
- David Hoffman
Back in July, I posted an article that featured a possible breakdown of the Justice League: Mortal script, that an anonymous 4chan member claimed to have read. And now, superheromoviesnews.com has posted a link to the actual Justice League: Mortal script (click here). Knowing that some of you are too lazy to read a full script, you can head over to superheromoviesnews.com for their review (click here). A special thanks to Robert M. Laurence for spotting, and making me aware of this. For those of you that aren't familiar, after WB released Superman Returns and Chris Nolan had started work on The Dark Knight, George Miller ("Happy Feet") was chosen to direct a Justice League film. Neither Christian Bale nor Brandon Routh would be apart of the cast, as this would be a separate universe and star Armie Hammer ("The Lone Ranger") as Batman, Adam Brody ("The O.C.") as The Flash, »
About a year ago, we showed you the first photo of Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky from the upcoming "Mad Max: Fury Road." Today, we have a much better look at that photo. Check it out below. "Mad Max: Fury Road" focuses on Mad Max (Hardy) who gets caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron). A battle erupts on the road in front of them over the course of the film as they attempt to push the rig to safer terrain. The new movie is directed by George Miller (Happy Feet, Mad Max) and co-stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class), Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Megan Gale, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. It has yet to get a release date and will do some re-shoots this November. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
Mad Max: Fury Road had a long hard road to production. Originally the film was set to shoot years ago with Mel Gibson returning as Max and Robert Downey Jr (possibly) costarring, but that never happened and the film was put on hold.
Eventually Max Rockatansky was recast with The Dark Knight Rises‘ Tom hardy and shooting began in Namibia and South Africa. After six long months the shoot ended in December of 2012 with a release date sometime in 2014. Yet we still hadn’t seen any real footage, nor was a release date ever nailed down.
Now we get word that Mad Max: Fury Road, along with it’s principle cast, is heading to Miller’s home »
- Philip Sticco
Baz Luhrmann now occupies three of the top six slots in the list of Australia.s top-grossing films on home turf.
The director.s The Great Gatsby ranks as the sixth-highest grossing local film of all time, behind Peter Faiman's Crocodile Dundee ($47.7 million), his Australia ($37.5 million),. Chris Noonan's Babe ($36.7 million) George Miller.s Happy Feet ($31.7 million) and Baz's Moulin Rouge!
With earnings of $27.5 million, Gatsby is about $190,000 below Moulin Rouge!.s $27.7 million and won't catch it, having earned just $20,000 last week.
Here.s the updated scorecard of the Australian films released this year..
Australian Films Scorecard 2013
Return to Nim.s Island
Save Your Legs!
The 25th Reich*
100 Bloody Acres
................... Source:. Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia
................. *Producer.s figure »
- Inside Film Correspondent
Skydance Productions has created a whole new job for Dana Goldberg. The David Ellison-run company’s former president of production, Goldberg has been promoted to the new position of Cco. In her new role, Goldberg will oversee all aspects of creative development and production for film and television. With film projects and properties continuing to be her primary focus, Goldberg will now also work with the television department led by Marcy Ross. “I am so proud of the company Skydance has become, and I feel truly fortunate to be working with David and the entire Skydance team,” said Goldberg in a statement. “I believe that our future is incredibly bright as we continue to make the company a welcome home for talent in both features and television.” Related: Paramount Extends Deal With David Ellison’s Skydance During her run at Skydance so far, Goldberg has overseen production on films including Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed its 276-member-strong class of 2013.
The list, published by The Hollywood Reporter, includes actors, cinematographers, designers, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, makeup artists and hairstylists, "members-at-large," musicians, producers, PR folks, short filmmakers and animators, sound technicians, visual effects artists, and writers.
Jason Bateman, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Mortimer, Sandra Oh, Jason Schwartzman, and Michael Peña are among the roster of actors, while "The Heat" and "Bridesmaids" helmer Paul Feig made the directors' cut.
"We did not change our criteria at all," says Academy president Hawk Koch of this year's larger-than-usual class. "Yes, this year there is a tremendous amount of women, a tremendous amount of people of color, people from all walks of life. This year, we asked the branches to look at everybody who wasn't in the Academy but who deserved to be. »
- Laura Larson
Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lucy Liu are among the 276 actors, directors, writers, producers and craftspeople invited to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' roster of members, a group that is 100 stronger than last year's number of inductees thanks to the removal of a long-lasting cap on the number of new members allowed to join and vote on the Oscars each year.
Pics: Inside the 'Vanity Fair' Oscar Party
Of the actors invited, Jason Schwartzman, Michael Peña, Milla Jovovich and Rosario Dawson are among those who are new on the list, plus Emily Mortimer, Danny Trejo, Chris Tucker, Sandra Oh, Rebecca Hall, Charles Grodin, Lance Henriksen and more.
Others include The Heat and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke and The Hangover helmer Todd Phillips; The Simpsons mastermind Matt Groening and music icon Prince (whose big-screen contributions include Purple Rain and Happy Feet)!
"These individuals are among the best filmmakers »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the 276 members of the entertainment industry invited to join organization. The list includes actors, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, producers and more. Of those listed below, those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2013. "These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today," said Academy President Hawk Koch in a press release. "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy." Koch also told Variety, "In the past eight or nine years, each branch could only bring in X amount of members. There were people each branch would have liked to get in but couldn't. We asked them to be more inclusive of the best of the best, and each branch was excited, because they got »
- Brad Brevet
The Academy just added 276 Oscar voters.
That’s 100 more than last year, and part of an easing of a longstanding cap on the number of new members allowed to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences each year.
AMPAS usually adds between 130 and 180 new members, replacing those who have quit or passed away. The membership now stands around 6,000.
- Anthony Breznican
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2013.
“These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today,” said Academy President Hawk Koch. “Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy.”
The 2013 invitees are:
- Michelle McCue
The total of new invitees is exactly 100 more than were tapped in 2012. Total membership in the Academy numbers more than 6,000.
“We’re very proud,” Academy prexy Hawk Koch told Variety. “The difference this year is we relaxed the quota system. In the past eight or nine years, each branch could only bring in X amount of members. There were people each branch would have liked to get in but couldn’t. We asked them to be more inclusive of the best of the best, and each branch was excited, because they got to bring in the people who should be in the branch.”
Koch said that in particular, visual effects and documentary were among the branches with the biggest gains, reflecting their intense recent growth.
Among the other »
- Jon Weisman
Gary Collinson presents an extract from his book Holy Franchise, Batman! Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen, which details Warner Bros' attempts to develop a Justice League movie under director George Miller....
After relaunching their two major superhero franchises with Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, Warner Bros were busy developing sequels to both films – along with a proposed Wonder Woman feature from writer-director Joss Whedon – when the decision was made to take their stable of DC Comics characters down a similar path to that of rival publisher Marvel. Establishing their own independent film production division in 2005, Marvel Studios had announced plans to produce a slate of solo movies in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America, building towards their star-studded superhero cross-over The Avengers in 2012. Having enjoyed little success outside Batman and Superman with their DC properties, Warner Bros executives were »
- Flickering Myth
When Despicable Me hit cinemas in 2010 comedian Steve Carell gave us a brilliantly voiced Russian super-villain whose dream in life was to be accepted. He delivered a pitch perfect performance as the bumbling evil mastermind who tries to steal the moon but ends with a lot more than he bargained for! To celebrate the upcoming release of Despicable Me 2 Thn takes a look back at some of our favourite movies in which comic actors have lent their tremendous tones to some of the most entertaining animated characters around.
In 2008’s Kung Fu Panda Jack Black provides the voice for hapless kung fu-loving Po, who accidently manages to be picked as the Kingdom’s new Dragon Warrior. Obvious problems? Po is a rather large furry panda whose only martial arts practice has been in his dreams. The scenes where Po must train with the best »
- Victoria Bull
Earlier this week, one of the seminal (and most classic) post-apocalyptic trilogies hit blu-ray in a brand new box set. The Mad Max trilogy comes packaged with all three of the Mel Gibson films on blu-ray (a first for Thunderdome), with a handful of special features to boot. We were fortunate enough to received a copy of the new release and are here to tell you whether or not this collection is worth your hard-earned money.
The three films – Mad Max (1979), Mad Max Road Warrior (1982) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) – are all set in the near-future in Australia. From the very first film, Oscar® winner George Miller (Happy Feet, 2006) proved a master at creating the gritty, bleak dystopian world and staging the incredible car stunts and crashes in the era when stuntmen, not computers, achieved the effects. All three movies starred Mel Gibson, virtually unknown until after the second film, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Tinseltown’s love of all things prehistoric continues to romp forward. Twenty years since Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park advanced cinema technology and brought the terrifying creatures to the big screen, we still can’t get enough as this latest domestic trailer for Walking With Dinosaurs 3D is here to keep audiences poised for further dinosauric action.
Following on from last month’s international trailer, Fox have crafted a new preview for U.S. audiences. Adding on a voiceover appears to be an attempt to make the film more palatable. It spoon feeds the film to viewers. Fair play to Fox. They’re keen to capture a youthful audience who force their parents to watch all four Ice Age movies incessantly on repeat.
- Gem Seddon
At the beginning of the month, an international trailer for the animated Walking with Dinosaurs 3D debuted, previewing the chronicles of two young dinosaurs as they grow up, hoping to follow in their father's footsteps, and become respected creatures of the prehistoric wild. While that first look made the film seem like a nature documentary with a narrative (and no talking animals), this one takes a more family friendly approach with some cheesy voiceover and some mainstream music to get the kids interested, but the grounded story and visuals could make this worth a trip to the theater for the whole family. Watch now! The Us trailer for Barry Cook & Neil Nightingale's Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, originally from Apple: Walking with Dinosaurs 3D is directed by Barry Cook (Arthur Christmas) and Neil Nightingale (Enchanted Kingdom 3D) and written by John Collee (Happy Feet) and Theodore Thomas (Walt & El Grupo). In the film, »
- Ethan Anderton
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