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13 items from 2014


The Divide Actress Marin Ireland Also In The Running For Jessica Jones

19 November 2014 7:59 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In an update to their previous report, Deadline have added Marin Ireland's name to the impressive list of actresses that are said to be testing for the lead role in Marvel's 13-part Jessica Jones TV series. Apparently she only became available after her We legal drama series The Divide was cancelled. Ireland has also appeared in the likes of Law And Order, The Following, and Homeland, and well as movies such as Revolutionary Road, I Am Legend and The Manchurian Candidate. The show will be based on Brian Michael Bendis' Alias comic series, and will deal with "a superhero suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder, which leads to her hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes." Out of these 5 actresses, who do you think best suits the role? »

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Spotlight on the Stars: Denzel Washington

24 September 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at pretty much one of the definitions of an A-list actor. He’s Denzel Washington, a two time Academy Award winning thespian and giant in the industry. Washington does more than just act of course, he’s an iconic movie star, there’s no doubt about that. If anyone is right for this sort of a spotlight, it’s him. Washington got his start in TV movies, but on the big screen he made his first mark with Cry Freedom, which also got him nominated for Best Supporting Actor, his first nomination of what would become a half dozen (and counting). That established him as an up and comer, leading to his television role on the show St. Elsewhere, which ran for half a decade. That would open up some major film roles, including Glory, where he received »

- Joey Magidson

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President Snow interrupted in new Hunger Games: Mockingjay teaser

9 July 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The latest trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 sees President Snow's Panem address interrupted by a rebel pirate transmission.

A previous teaser trailer for the movie featured an uninterrupted Panem address.

A rebel, played by Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale, The Manchurian Candidate), says in the video: ''This is a pirate transmission from District 13 with a message.

"The Mockingjay lives".

Jennifer Lawrence will return to lead the cast of the two-part adaptation of Suzanne Collins's novel, with Part 1 opening on November 21 this year and Part 2 scheduled for release on November 20, 2015.

Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence, who returns for the final two instalments, told Digital Spy last year that splitting the films into two will mean more of Collins's story makes it to the big screen.

"The good thing is by splitting it in two you actually will get more of the book in the movies because »

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Robert Redford And Jeffrey Wright In Talks For Jonathan Demme’s Come Sunday

22 May 2014 5:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Silence Of The Lambs director Jonathan Demme has helmed a number of different documentaries and TV shows over the last little while, but believe it or not, he hasn’t made a feature film in six years. Of course, that’s not for lack of trying. He’s attached himself to various projects here and there, but nothing substantial seemed to have come out of any of them. At least, until now.

According to THR, Demme has been developing a project titled Come Sunday with producers Ira Glass and Alissa Ship. The film will tell the true story of Oklahoman evangelical minister Carlton Pearson, who made controversy over his revelation that there is no hell. The ensuing outcry resulted in Pearson losing everything he owned and leaving his job to rediscover his personal faith while rebuilding his church and family.

The most interesting part about this project though is the casting, »

- Ken Guidry

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The Last Days On Mars Review

7 April 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Ruairi Robinson.

Starring: Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Goran Kostic, Johnny Harris, Tom Cullen, Yusra Warsama, Olivia Williams.

Running Time: 98 minutes.

Certificate: 15.

Synopsis: A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.

The Last Days On Mars revolves around the first manned mission to the red planet, presumably set sometime in the near future. In literally the final hours of their six-month long mission, a group of astronauts make a groundbreaking discovery: fossilised evidence of bacterial life. Intent on not returning to their home planet empty-handed, the group undertake a rogue mission to collect samples, and all kinds of hell breaks loose as a mysterious presence starts to off them one by one.

Liev Schreiber is currently experiencing somewhat of a career surge. Always a great supporting actor (showing up in the likes of X-men Origins, The Manchurian Candidate »

- Paul Heath

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Anthony Mackie Talks Falcon in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' | Exclusive

2 April 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Anthony Mackie has been impressing audiences ever since his feature debut in 8 Mile, along with roles in Million Dollar Baby, The Manchurian Candidate, Half Nelson, The Hurt Locker, Real Steel and last year's Gangster Squad and Pain & Gain. This weekend, the actor gets a boost into the stratosphere with his role as Sam Wilson, a.k.a. Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, opening in theaters April 4.

If you haven't heard of this highly talented actor until now, his performance will leave an indellible impression in this thoroughly impressive Marvel Phase Two sequel (clickHere to read my full review), as he joins forces with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) to take on The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). I recently had the chance to speak with Anthony Mackie, where we discussed his first reactions to the script, the practicality of his Falcon suit, and how his catch phrase "cut the check" spread throughout the set. »

- MovieWeb

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Demme, Streep, Cody Team For "Ricky"

25 March 2014 9:43 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Various studios are vying for an upcoming project that could see the teaming of actress Meryl Streep, scribe Diablo Cody and filmmaker Jonathan Demme.

Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs," "Rachel Getting Married") is attached to direct "Ricky and the Flash," a script by Cody ("Juno," "Jennifer's Body"), with Streep attached to star.

Streep would play a woman who abandoned her family when she was younger to find fame and fortune as a rock star. Decades later, she decides to be a mother again to her estranged children, one of whom is going through a divorce.

Marc Platt and Mason Novick will produce. Universal and Fox 2000 are among various studios keen on the project.

Demme and Streep previously worked together on 2004's remake of "The Manchurian Candidate".

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Meryl Streep's Next Movie Has Oscar Written All Over It

25 March 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A trio of Oscar winners are teaming up for a new project that just may land them all back in awards contention.

Meryl Streep, Jonathan Demme, and Diablo Cody are all reportedly attached to a movie being dubbed a "prestige package" that is currently making the rounds in search of a studio and production backing. Streep would star, Demme would direct, and Cody would write the screenplay.

TheWrap reports, "Streep would play a woman who abandoned her family when she was younger to find fame and fortune in California. Decades later, she returns home to be a mother again." It's unclear if the as-yet-untitled project is a drama or a comedy, though judging by Cody's involvement, it would likely contain elements of both genres.

Streep has just come off her record 18th Academy Award nomination for last year's "August: Osage County," and currently has three little gold guys under her belt. »

- Katie Roberts

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Captain America The Winter Soldier review: Sequel hits the right notes

20 March 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo; Screenwriter: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely; Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan; Running time: 136 mins; Certificate: 12A

The biggest stumbling block for any action blockbuster is the third act. Comic book movies are especially vulnerable to falling at the last hurdle - Man of Steel's much-maligned and seemingly endless climactic carnage being the most glaring recent example - and more often than not, it's because the emotional stakes have left the building. We've seen New York and London and Washington DC obliterated so many times over on screen that the destruction feels obligatory, an exercise in budget justification that serves neither character nor plot.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier sidesteps this pitfall by saving up its central and moving twist until well into the second hour, setting up a finale that's more about the recovery of a relationship than the decimation of a cityscape. »

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‘Ray Donovan’s Liev Schreiber Signs With UTA

10 February 2014 10:38 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: UTA has just signed Liev Schreiber. Maybe it’s because I love that Showtime series Ray Donovan and especially Schreiber’s hard-edged title protagonist, but this feels like a real coup for UTA. You can tell that even though he’s a vet, Schreiber’s best work is ahead of him after this career changing role. Schreiber got a Golden Globe nomination this year for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama for Ray Donovan. Schreiber, who had been repped by CAA, recently wrapped a turn as Soviet chess master Boris Spassky in the Ed Zwick-directed Pawn Sacrifice, with Tobey Maguire playing enigmatic American chess champion Bobby Fischer. Schreiber‘s recent credits include The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Salt; X-Men Origins: Wolverine; Defiance; The Manchurian Candidate; and A Walk On The Moon. The agency will continue to help Schreiber in the small and big screen pursuits as well as stage. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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‘Ray Donovan’s Liev Schreiber Signs With UTA

10 February 2014 10:38 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: UTA has just signed Liev Schreiber. Maybe it’s because I love that Showtime series Ray Donovan and especially Schreiber’s hard-edged title protagonist, but this feels like a real coup for UTA. You can tell that even though he’s a vet, Schreiber’s best work is ahead of him after this career changing role. Schreiber got a Golden Globe nomination this year for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama for Ray Donovan. Schreiber, who had been repped by CAA, recently wrapped a turn as Soviet chess master Boris Spassky in the Ed Zwick-directed Pawn Sacrifice, with Tobey Maguire playing enigmatic American chess champion Bobby Fischer. Schreiber‘s recent credits include The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Salt; X-Men Origins: Wolverine; Defiance; The Manchurian Candidate; and A Walk On The Moon. The agency will continue to help Schreiber in the small and big screen pursuits as well as stage. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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ABC Orders Mark Gordon-Produced Pilot ‘Clementine’

16 January 2014 7:44 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

ABC is getting deeper into the Mark Gordon business. The network has ordered a pilot for the drama “Clementine,” which “Grey’s Anatomy” producer Gordon is executive producing. Also read: ABC Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Black-Ish’ From Anthony Anderson The pilot, from 2004 “The Manchurian Candidate” writer Dean Georgaris, revolves around a  habitual criminal who digs into the mystery of her origins after she becomes the target of a group of zealots who fear she possesses latent supernatural abilities that she will one day harness for either profound good or monstrous evil. The Mark Gordon Co. is attached to executive produce. Nicholas Pepper and Ilene. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Poll: Your Least Favorite Performances By This Year’s Best Actress Nominees

16 January 2014 2:50 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

The Oscar nominations are in, and if you haven’t glanced at the Best Actress category, you’re in for a star-studded explosion. Collectively, the five chosen actresses have been nominated 38 times for Academy Awards, so any member of this esteemed quintet could run off with the gold.

But every great actor is an entitled to a mediocre performance or two. Here are my least favorite performances by the five nominated actresses of 2014.

Amy Adams: Julie and Julia

I actually appreciate that Julia and Julia was half-about the tribulations of a blogger trying to establish herself. Scaring up pageviews in order to sustain a living is an unusual situation, and I haven’t seen that explored in many movies. But Amy Adams is a pile of quirks and unfunny dialogue in this movie, and I’ve never seen her so flatly perky. You miss Meryl when she’s not »

- Louis Virtel

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