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The method actor has played the iconic Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho" and re-energized the beloved Batman with Christopher Nolan. He's become almost deathly thin for some films, like "The Machinist," and added dozens of pounds for others, like "American Hustle." With an Oscar under his belt for "The Fighter," Bale hardly has to prove he's more than just a blockbuster star. One of the best actors of his generation, he's now back on the indie scene in the dramatic "Out of the Furnace," opening this Friday, December 6.
"Out of the Furnace," Scott Cooper's follow-up to 2009's award-winning "Crazy Heart," stars Bale in a contemporary tale of heartbreak set against the backdrop of the Rust Belt. Bale plays Russell Baze, a mill worker in a »
- Jonny Black
Christian Bale has an intensity that seeps into performances which leave fans awestruck. His passion for his craft, however, does not include self-promotion. With a pair of compelling perfs to tubthump, the excruciatingly private star now has to do his least favorite thing: face the media.
Christian Bale is the reluctant movie star.
Despite being regarded as one of the best actors of his generation, the enigmatic 39-year-old Brit has no interest in fame. His dashing, tall, dark and handsome looks are often concealed by the unattractive physical appearances and appurtenances of the characters he portrays. In an era when many of his contemporaries take to social media to connect with fans, he chooses to fly beneath the radar, straining to keep details of his personal life private and relying strictly on gut rather than a career strategy when picking roles. He is notoriously press shy, which has no doubt »
- Jenelle Riley
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
Here’s what we know on A.J. Edwards. He’s worked in the editor capacity on The New World and To the Wonder and was an “artistic consultant” on The Tree of Life. The Terrence Malick magic-hour stamp of approval will certainly help along in determining where the formerly titled The Green Blade Rises lands in 2014′s film fest circuit (Malick is among the producers on the film as well) and while I wouldn’t call Park City the lieu for presidential biopics, they are prime place for filmmaker debuts. Production on The Better Angels took place in late September of 2012, so one year’s worth of post-production time for a filmmaker with a background in editing means he has time to find his film (if the film needs finding that is). With a small news blurb stating that Zbigniew Preisner helped affix the film’s score. Diane Kruger, Wes Bentley, »
- Eric Lavallee
The madman behind Dead Shadows is bringing his latest two films - The Dark Zone and The Black Gate - to this year's Afm, and we've got some new sales art for both of them and more. Check it out!
The Dark Zone Synopsis (directed by David Cholewa)
It is the year 2066.
The earth is dying. The oceans are lifeless, the ice caps barely a memory. It is a world of starving billions where fresh water and even oxygen have become increasingly precious commodities. Poised on the brink of disaster, mankind realizes that the only hope for our species is to leave our home world and move out among the stars.
The United Nations colony ship Mayflower is en route to a recently identified earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri (or 'Prox' for short), a red dwarf in the Alpha Centauri system – 4.2 light years from Earth. The new world, christened Tycho »
- Uncle Creepy
With its critical acclaim and box office success, "Gravity" has leapt to the forefront of this year's Oscar derby in several categories. Among those is the race for Best Cinematography where Emmanuel Lubezki is looking to capture his first win after five losses. He was first nominated in 1995 for "A Little Princess", a film by Alfonso Cuarón who also directed "Gravity"; he lost to John Toll for "Braveheart," that year's Best Picture champ. His second bid came in 1999 for his work on Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow"; he was bested by Conrad L. Hall for his work on that year's Best Picture winner, "American Beauty." He was next nominated in 2005 for the Terrence Malick film, "The New World"; he was defeated by Dion Beebe for "Memoirs of a Geisha." The following year he reaped his fourth bid, along with many critics' prizes, for his work on Cuarón' »
Only five days after its record-breaking launch, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Gravity has flown past $100 million at the worldwide box office. The film has earned an estimated $68.5 million domestically and $35.8 internationally for a global total to date of $104.3 million.
Following weeks of enthusiastic critical acclaim and huge anticipation from moviegoers, the Alfonso Cuarón-directed dramatic thriller exceeded all expectations on its opening weekend. Taking in $55.8 million domestically, Gravity broke a number of box office records, including those for the biggest October opening for any film, the largest IMAX opening in October ($11.8 million), and the highest opening weekend ever for stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) and George Clooney (“Syriana”) star in “Gravity,” a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men”).
Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock »
- Michelle McCue
You’ve never heard a score quite like this. Director Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is nothing akin to a sci-fi fantasy world, but rather depicts the stark realities of being marooned in the harshest environment known to mankind. It is a real game changer. Audiences will be given the illusion of being in space in ways that are both totally convincing and utterly visceral.
The film opened at #1, had a record setting $55 million opening weekend in the U.S. and is set for a November debut in the United Kingdom. Gravity premiered to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival with screenings also held at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. The film will play this week among the highly anticipated Galas at the BFI London Film Festival.
Before it’s release, I spoke with the film’s composer Steven Price from England. The Gravity original »
- Michelle McCue
Learn about director Alfonso Cuarón’s unique approach to 3D in this new featurette for Gravity. The film was co-written by Alfonso Cuarón and his son, Jonás, marking their first official collaboration.
Gravity opens in Us theaters this Friday – prepare to go inside the astronaut’s suits and for one thrilling ride!
The intentional demolition of an obsolete satellite sends sharp fragments hurtling into space, setting off a chain reaction that puts the fast-growing debris field on a collision course with the Space Shuttle “Explorer”. The inescapable impact is catastrophic, destroying the shuttle and leaving Mission Specialist Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Mission Commander Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) as the lone survivors. All communication with Mission Control has been lost…and, with it, any chance of rescue. Adrift in the void, the two must find a way to see past their own limitations and escape their inertia if they are »
- Michelle McCue
Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) and George Clooney (“Syriana”) star in Gravity, a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men”).
Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) in command. But on a seemingly routine mission, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.
But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Gravity will be released in »
- Movie Geeks
Exclusive: Appointment signals European Film Bonds ambition to establish a stronger foothold in the UK market.
Peter La Terriere, a British producer and former vp of international production for Universal Pictures, has been hired to head the London offices of European Film Bonds (Efb) - the completion guarantor for titles as Dom Hemingway, Headhunters and Nymphomaniac.
His appointment as Efb’s managing director, UK, was announced today by the company’s CEO and founder Per Neumann.
The move comes as Efb seeks to establish a stronger foothold in the UK market.
La Terriere will oversee the expansion of Efb’s presence in the English-language production sector. The company has also hired legal executive Johan Ewing, and production executive Sudie Smyth.
The Scandinavian completion guarantor whose credits also include Toronto titles Starred Up, Pioneer and Qissa as well as A Royal Affair and Kon-Tiki, was set up by Per Neumann, Nina Crone and Hans Lönnerheden in Copenhagen.
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Now that the kids have gone back to school, things have gotten relatively quiet in the streaming wars. One thing that alarms though is in looking at the list below, you see the usual titles from late last year being added to Now TV, Lovefilm etc, but where is the new stuff on Netflix? Sure they have added some good catalogue stuff but Gambit is their only title? Really?
It’s not looking good for Netflix which sucks because as I have said before, their software and its reliability and ease of use would mean they would have this war all sewn up if they could just land the big films the way Lovefilm and Now TV are doing, The Hobbit and Breaking Bad are their only recent big wins since Orange is the New Black. With the other big ones averaging at least one huge new title a week, »
- Chris Holt
Directors: Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg
1995/ 81 Minutes
Est. budget: $55 million
Box Office: $346.1 million
It was regarded as being one the hardest films produced by the studio, due to its rich colour schemes, angular shapes and facial expressions, and was in production for a full five years. It paid off, however, and is regarded as one of the studio’s finest works.
It was the first Disney animated feature to be based on a real historical character, as well as established known history and folklore of the Native Americans of the era, and focuses on her relationship with the (real) English explorer/soldier/author, John Smith. It’s difficult to discern exactly how faithful an adaptation the film is (putting aside »
- Rob Burch
Sneak Peek more new footage from the upcoming 'superhero' TV series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", based on the Marvel Comics' characters, debuting September 24, 2013, including 'surveillance' clips, another new clip of "The Avengers" character 'Agent Phil Coulson' offering viewers 'Level Seven' security access, plus new footage titled "The New World".
The dramatic action series will be picked up by ABC for a full season of episodes.
"...actor Clark Gregg reprises his role of 'Agent Phil Coulson' from Marvel’s feature films...
"He assembles a small, highly select group of 'Agents' from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as 'S.H.I.E.L.D.'
"Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.
"Coulson's team consists of 'Agent Grant Ward' (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage.
"'Agent Melinda May' (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist.
"'Agent Leo »
- Michael Stevens
Indiewire has exclusively learned that filmmaker and painter Austin Lynch, son to David, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance his latest project "Gray House," a hybrid drama that interweaves both documentary and narrative footage to frame a "conversation about nature, identity, consumerism and progress" (per the release). Lynch is looking for $25,000 to help fund his feature. Lynch worked with his father and filmmaker Jason S. on the Webby Award-winning series "Interview Project," and has also directed a 10-part documentary chronicling the production of Terrence Malick's "The New World," and "Making 'There Will Be Blood,'" a film about the making of Paul Thomas Anderson's Oscar-winning epic. Read More: David Lynch Talks 'Crazy Clown Time' and Why Singing is "So Embarrassing" In "Gray House," Lynch investigates five politically and socially charged locations where he either conducts a series of interviews with the local residents or stages scripted scenes in the. »
- Nigel M Smith
Free Willy actor August Schellenberg has sadly passed away at age 77. The Canadian actor had been fighting a longtime battle with cancer and died peacefully surrounded by loved ones, his family told reporters. While most may remember him for his role as Jesse's Native American mentor in all three of the whale flicks, Schellenberg actually has had a long and colorful career in Hollywood. In fact, he was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or movie for his performance as Chief Sitting Bull in the 2007 hit Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Schellenberg also appeared in The New World alongside Christian Bale and Colin Farrell in 2005. He also played Clay Bedonie in the »
Schellenberg passed away in Dallas, Texas on Thursday (August 15) after losing his battle with cancer.
The Canadian actor's agent Jamie Levitt confirmed the news of his passing.
Schellenberg starred in the first three Free Willy movies, playing a Native American mentor.
Levitt described him as a loving family man and an iconic Canadian actor.
Watch Schellenberg in a scene from Free Willy 2 below: »
August Schellenberg has died at the age of 77. The actor, possibly best known for the role of Randolph Johnson in the "Free Willy" films, passed away peacefully after a long fight with cancer (as reported by TMZ).
Often playing Native American characters, Schellenberg's acting career began in the 1970s. He appeared in almost 100 projects over the years and was nominated for a supporting-actor Emmy for his role as Sitting Bull in "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" in 2007. Other notable roles include Powhatan in 2005's "The New World" (costarring Colin Farrell and Christian Bale) and guest appearances on shows ranging from "Grey's Anatomy" to "Walker, Texas Ranger."
Born in Montreal in 1936, Schellenberg died in Texas.
August Schellenberg -- who played Jesse's Native American mentor in "Free Willy" -- has died Thursday in Texas after a long battle with cancer ... TMZ has learned. Schellenberg's family tells TMZ ... August died peacefully surrounded by loved ones.77-year-old Schellenberg had a long and storied career in Hollywood -- often playing Native American characters. In fact, he was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his role as »
- TMZ Staff
Using 99 different movies from the works of directors such as Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon, Michael Bay, the Wachowskis, Neill Blomkamp, James Cameron, Danny Boyle, Guillermo del Toro and even Darren Aronofsky and Terrence Malick, video director Vadzim Khudabets (official site) delivers the following 6:10 minute compilation of "epic" moments from a slew of recent movies (all listed below the video) for a video titled "Eterna". I'm featuring it here for two reasons; 1.) because it's very well done and 2.) I think it highlights the issues I have with today's blockbuster cinema. The first point is self-explanatory, but to the second point just watching this reminds me of every problem I have with so many of today's big budget spectacle features from the fact they are more style and size over substance and, like the video, overstay their welcome. For as well made as this video is, at the 2: »
- Brad Brevet
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