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“Two Navy fighter pilots fall in love in the ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ era.” Seems like the new movie from Lionsgate took its inspiration from of Top Gun and Brokeback Mountain, but actually the film is based on a 1992 Off-Broadway play of the same name. The new film is co-written by Dmw Greer, who wrote the original play. The cast includes Trent Ford (Gosford Park), Morgan Spector (Boardwalk Empire), Rob Mayes (The Client List) and Tammy Blanchard (Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows).
Burning Blue will be released in select theaters and on VOD June 6th. For more information visit burningbluefilm.com
- Aaron Landry
I've been anxiously awaiting this trailer so let's hitch our Yes No Maybe So wagon to Hilary Swank's as she transports three crazies across the country to Iowa in the western The Homesman. We knew from interviews and a cursory knowledge of the novelist Glendon Swarthout only a handful of things before seeing this trailer.
Oh nos. Nathaniel is talking about me again.
2. "The Homesman" refers to the job title that Swank's farmer character Mary Bee Cuddy signs on to perform, carting insane women across the country
3. Meryl Streep's role is small and she has no scenes with Swank (according to Swank herself) but her character has some part in collecting the three women in the wagon
4. It's directed »
- NATHANIEL R
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Remember the days Jake Gyllenhaal and former girlfriend Kirsten Dunst would walk their dog Atticus together in Los Angeles? Yes, and it was perfect. The Manic Pixie Dream Couple of the early ’00s may be long gone, but Gyllenhaal’s career only intensified after that relationship. As did his gossip potential and attempts at leading man status, giving us maple latte dates with Taylor Swift and the forgettable Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
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While he broke out as a talented actor from a famous family oozing with indie credibility, Gyllenhaal quickly became one of Hollywood’s most coveted young actors. With the monstrous success of disaster flick The Day After Tomorrow, he began pairing his box office potential with high-profile romances that left tabloids salivating: Kirsten, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor. After an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Ang Lee‘s Brokeback Mountain, as well »
- Emily Exton
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: The Green Destiny has its star. China’s most bankable action hero Donnie Yen has signed on to play the lead role in the long-planned, oft-delayed sequel to the critically lauded hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). Yen will be playing Silent Wolf in the movie, which is based on a novel, just as the first one was. Michelle Yoeh will be returning for the sequel, once again portraying Yu Shu Lien.
It's not clear at this point as to whether or not Chow Yun-Fat, who starred in the first film, will be returning for the sequel as Master Li Mu Bai. (If he could make Dragonball Evolution, surely he could find time for this!) His character plays a pivotal role in the book, so hopefully, he’ll be back. However, for the moment, it seems like Yen will be picking up the slack as the main hero of the story. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Despite the fair success and critical acclaim of the last Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve effort, Prisoners, Enemy never seemed to get enough people talking about it. That’s also despite the fact that it managed its own critical acclaim, winning a solid 72% on rottentomatoes.com. That’s a higher score than it seems for an indie film about something decidedly strange.
Considering the supporting cast, you’d think there would be a serious draw to this one, but it didn’t get nearly the attention in theaters that it deserved. It’s possible that mentioning that it is based on a Nobel Prize-winning novel may have left some unsure what they might be getting into with this one.
Well, your chance to catch it again isn’t too far off, as this one comes home on June 24th, even if it is apparently going to be rather slim as far as bonus material goes. »
- Marc Eastman
Today would have been Heath Ledger's 35th birthday. Heath first hit the Hollywood scene in 1999, stealing hearts and winning fans as Patrick Vernon in 10 Things I Hate About You. From there, the Australian actor became a bona fide heartthrob with roles in The Patriot and A Knight's Tale, and he later entered Oscars territory with his memorable performances in Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight. Tragically, Heath passed away in January 2008, but six years later, he continues to live on through his unforgettable roles. In honor of his birthday, here are 35 ways we'll always remember Heath Ledger. View Slideshow › »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005) reteams with his Prisoners director, Denis Villeneuve, in Enemy, a sexy and mind-bending thriller that breathes new life into the doppelganger tradition arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) June 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Released theatrically by A24, the film is based on Nobel Prize in Literature winner Jose Saramongo's novel The Double, and also stars Mélanie Laurent (Now You See Me), Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method) and Isabella Rossellini (Fearless). Winner of the Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver at the Catalonian International Film Festival, the Enemy DVD includes a "making of" featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) is a glum professor who has grown disinterested by his ordinary life. When Adam discovers a man who appears to be his double, the identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and hauntingly intertwined. »
East met east Thursday night in New York as directors Ang Lee and Zhang Yimou took to the stage for an intimate dialogue about their lives and careers, organized by New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Beijing-based online video portal LeTV, whose movie arm LeVision Pictures produced Zhang’s latest film, “Coming Home.”
It was a fascinating meeting of the minds between Zhang (pictured), who began his career as the oft-banned enfant terrible of the “fifth generation” of mainland Chinese filmmakers before going on to direct the international blockbuster “Hero” as well as the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics; and the Taiwan-born Lee, himself an Nyu-Tisch grad, who started out in the American indie cinema of the early 1990s and has since climbed the Hollywood A-list with his double Oscar wins for “Brokeback Mountain” and “Life of Pi.”
Although the 75-minute, Mandarin-language event »
- Scott Foundas
Pierce Brosnan heads the cast as King Louis Xiv, who is determined to protect the future of France by reigning for all eternity. His search for immortality leads him to capture and steal the life force from a mermaid, but soon his 18-year-old illegitimate daughter discovers the mystical creature and strikes up a friendship with her.
Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing portrays the mermaid, a Gollum-type digital creation. Kaya Scodelario (TV.s Skins) plays the daughter, Marie-Josephe. Hurt is Pere La Chaise, spiritual adviser to the king. The producers said Nighy dropped out due to a scheduling conflict. »
- Don Groves
The archetypes of gay movie romance were firmly established by the time of Brokeback Mountain's release, and Free Fall does little to subvert them. Advertised as Germany's answer to that most famous Oscar winner (and loser), Free Fall brings together a straight-laced man's man uncomfortable with gay identity and his out and proud foil with no less conviction than its American counterpart, but does so with somewhat less artistry and feeling of social import. Nevertheless, Free Fall is a perfectly well-acted, well-written, and well-directed exercise, and captures something of the truth about living in an era that is progressively moving forward, but where being gay is still, as much as anything, massively impractical.
- Anders Nelson
As the video game adaptation speeds onto screens nationwide, we’ve taken a look at 10 stars who made the jump for small screen stardom to cinematic success (in alphabetical order).
As much as you might guiltily enjoy Matthew Perry romcom Fools Rush In, it’s hard to deny that Aniston’s the only Friends alumnus to find real big-screen fame. Sure, her filmography largely comprises mediocre romcoms, supporting roles in male comics’ vehicles or, latterly, sexbomb performances, but almost all of her movies are profitable, with five earning over $200m. Audiences just love Jen.
On-set prankster, former pig owner and now one of Hollywood’s most respected actors and filmmakers – the only person to »
- Lewis Bazley
Jake on the set of Everest (2015)With Enemy, Dennis Villeneuve's trippy new thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal opening this weekend, it's time to look back on this actor we've loved ever since he stared in a mirror and saw a demonic rabbit staring back at him. Jake's been picky in his career making less features than other stars who've been in the business for nearly a quarter century. (Since his parents are both in the industry, he started young.) Jake recently turned 33 -- the Jesus year (!) which we'll pretend explains the hair -- and he's already built an enviable filmography having starred in at least one bonafide classic (Brokeback Mountain) and two others that might also stand the test of time (Donnie Darko, Zodiac).
So the question is now, what kind of a second act is his career going to have now that he's in Hollywood's preferred age »
- NATHANIEL R
Good news for anyone left disappointed by Brokeback Mountain -- Jake Gyllenhaal has finally shown his ass in public.Wearing a caveman beard and some kind of taped-on merkin over his wang, Jake stripped down to the nude while filming a camping scene for his new movie "Everest" in Rome Sunday ... complete with a pan and a tent.It's one of the rarest asses in Hollywood so ... this is a pretty big deal.We'll never »
- TMZ Staff
In the 23 years of the MTV Movie Awards, only four same-sex scenes have won Best Kiss, and just one of those was between two women. But another such sapphic smooch is tipped to take the prize this year: Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams are the overwhelming favorites to win for locking lips in "American Hustle," getting 1/5 odds from our predictors. (Take a gander at these gals in action at the bottom of this post.) Two of three smacks between fellows were played for laughs: Jason Biggs and Seann William Scott in "American Pie 2," and Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen in "Talladega Nights." -Break- The only genuinely romantic same-sex kiss to win was between Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in "Brokeback Mountain," which was probably the first and only time the award had cultural significance: only a few months after the Oscars rejected "Brokeback" for Best Picture, the MTV generation threw t. »
It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since the film community lost the intensely passionate Heath Ledger. In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s passing, an actor who shared Ledger’s darker proclivities and became a confidant to the Dark Knight star, we are reminded again of Ledger’s riveting talent. The actor is remembered in one of Blank on Blank’s delightful animated interview entries, culled from a 2005 chat Ledger had with writer Christine Spines while walking along his Brooklyn neighborhood. Three-time Oscar winner Brokeback Mountain was about to be released. Ledger had just celebrated the birth of his daughter, Matilda Rose Ledger, with Brokeback costar Michelle Williams. In the movie, Williams plays the wife of...
- Alison Nastasi
Shoulda trusted the coin.
About two weeks ago, sitting in the office of EW assistant managing editor Sean Smith, we were discussing EW’s official Oscar predictions and mulling the reaction I was getting from many voters: Gravity was taking the lead in the tightest Best Picture race in years, and those who favored 12 Years a Slave seemed soft in their support.
For months, ever since the historical drama premiered at the Toronto film festival, it was at the top of my predictions list — a crushing, emotionally resonant film that addressed how we perceive and treat those who appear to be different from ourselves. »
- Anthony Breznican
The Oscar success of "12 Years a Slave" harkens back to 1967, when another film about race in America won Best Picture: "In the Heat of the Night." Both films took the top prize without winning Best Director. Usually, this split is hard to predict as it is the result of an upset in one category or the other, like Roman Polanski winning for directing "The Pianist," or "Crash" upsetting "Brokeback Mountain" for Best Picture. However, for both "12 Years" and "Heat" the result was consistent with the results throughout the season. While "12 Years" swept up Best Picture prizes from the PGA, Critics' Choice, Golden Globes, and BAFTA, it was Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity") who kept winning the directing awards, including the DGA, all the way through to the Oscars. "In the Heat of the Night" didn't do quite as well on the awards circuit as "12 Ye »
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6.91 Iron Man 3
6.16 Man Of Steel
6.14 Despicable Me 2
6.11 Fast & Furious 6
7.46 The World’S End
7.17 This Is The End
6.67 The Heat
6.66 We’Re The Millers
6.59 American Hustle
- Jeff Bayer
The entire awards season has looked like a 12 Years a Slave vs. Gravity battle. 12 Years a Slave has won Best Picture at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice, and BAFTA. Gravity has swept the Best Director awards at all the major awards shows. Alfonso Cuarón is considered safe to win the directing prize at the Oscars tomorrow, which correlates to the Best Picture award most of the time. Gravity also won Best Picture at the PGA’s, tying with 12 Years a Slave, and Best British Film at the BAFTAs. But is it still possible for the David O. Russell crime comedy to pull out a surprise win tomorrow?
The film did pick up the SAG for Best Cast and the Golden Globe for Best Picture – Musical/Comedy. This looks a lot similar to the Best Picture Oscar winning routes that films like Crash and Shakespeare in Love took heading into Oscar Sunday. »
- Terence Johnson
Peter Debruge: Ok, gentlemen, time to guess who will win the Oscar for best picture. I say “guess” because the word “predict” seems entirely too confident when it comes to the Academy Awards. Despite all the ink and all the effort that people put into anticipating who will win on Sunday night, all the logic and algorithms that factor into their prognostications, I still think it’s a crapshoot — and I say this as someone who once managed to win Variety’s office Oscar pool. That’s no humblebrag, mind you. Quite the opposite. My point is that only once in the last 20 years of the Academy Awards have my preferences aligned with the Academy’s — a group that prefers “Argo” to “Amour” and “The Lord of the Rings” to “Lost in Translation,” while overlooking what I consider to be the best film of 2013: “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
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- Peter Debruge, Scott Foundas and Justin Chang
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