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The early awards season landscape is filling out as selections have been made for the Venice and Toronto film festivals, leaving clues for Telluride in their wake (where seven of the last eight best picture winners have screened).
Venice (Aug. 31-Sept. 10) kicked things off with an interesting opening night choice: Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.” Recent films that have nabbed the slot include Oscar heavyweights like “Gravity” and “Birdman.”
Selections for the festival’s competition lineup were laid out this morning, including Derek Cianfrance’s “The Light Between Oceans,” Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” Terrence Malick’s “Voyage of Time” and Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival.”
Earlier in the week, Toronto (Sept. 8-18) announced its first wave of galas and special presentations for the 41st annual event. By parsing language that mostly serves to undercut Telluride (Sept. 2-5) — which keeps its lineup a secret until attendees arrive, and has been »
- Kristopher Tapley
Christmas arrived early for Luke Cage fans when the trailer for the upcoming Marvel Netflix series premiered at Comic-Con in San Diego. Mike Colter, who plays a man with unbreakable skin and superhuman strength on the show, spoke about the significance of his new role, saying, "I look at what Luke Cage is and how he's becoming the first black superhero that's brought to television." The 39-year-old actor has starred in blockbuster films like Million Dollar Baby, Men in Black 3, and Zero Dark Thirty, but something tells us Luke Cage will likely be his most notable role. While we wait to see more of what's to come, we've rounded up 14 of Mike Colter's hottest photos to quench your thirst. »
- Terry Carter
Dan Cooper Jul 8, 2016
They say that when you play the Game of Thrones, “you win or you die”. The Game of Jeff Daniels, however, is an undeniably different beast and for the most part is a definite “you win or you win”. After viewing dozens of Jeff Daniels movies and spending many, many hours with his on-screen personas, it’s fair to say that the maxim has been sorely tested but guess what? It still holds true. This list has been carefully curated to celebrate the veteran actor’s talent, versatility and wit and no matter which (if any) of these movies you decide to revisit or check out for the first time, Jeff is guaranteed to give you something to love in each and every one.
25. Dumb And Dumber To (2014)
The first trailer for Bleed for This was recently released, and it tells the true story of a young champion boxer who faces the potential of never walking again after a horrendous car accident. High-spirited and determined to win, Pazienza continues to train despite being in a head brace that is not conducive to boxing.
Aaron Eckhart and Katey Segal also star in what will likely be this year’s biggest boxing movie. The Fighter, Million Dollar Baby, and the Rocky movies have cemented boxing movies as surefire awards bait, and Bleed for This will probably be no exception.
- Amanda Wood
A Lakeshore Entertainment film, Underworld: Blood Wars stars Beckinsale back in her role as the highly skilled vampire Selene, with Theo James once again playing David and Charles Dance returning as the vampire elder Thomas. Bradley James (Damien, iZombie) also plays a key role in the fifth Underworld film, which is directed by Anna Foerster from a screenplay by Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter, Priest):
"Theo James (The Divergent Series) returns as Selene’s ally David, reprising the role he played in Underworld: Awakening. British actors Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”, “Rome”) and Lara Pulver (“Sherlock”) take on the respective roles »
- Derek Anderson
155 passengers. 1 plane. 1 heroic pilot.
From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (“American Sniper,” “Million Dollar Baby”) comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama Sully, starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (“Bridge of Spies,” “Forrest Gump”) as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
Watch the brand new trailer now.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
Sully also stars Aaron Eckhart (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “The Dark Knight”) as Sully’s copilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney (“The Savages,” “Kinsey,” Showtime’s “The Big C”) as Sully’s wife, Lorraine Sullenberger.
Eastwood is directing the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, »
- Michelle McCue
Earlier today, we showed you a first look at Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart in the upcoming biopic Sully. The debut of new posters and photos normally mean a trailer isn't too far behind, and sure enough, Warner Bros. released the first trailer this afternoon. While it's still early, this upcoming biopic could be a contender in the awards season race next year.
From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (American Sniper, Million Dollar Baby) comes Warner Bros. Pictures' drama Sully," starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Bridge of Spies, Forrest Gump) as Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding »
We’ve just literally posted the first look image from Clint Eastwood‘s upcoming true story Sully, and now we can bring you the first poster. Warner Brothers are also promising the first trailer for the movie at 8am UK time tomorrow morning, which we’ll obviously bring you right away.
Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, and Laura Linney star in Clint Eastwood’s film, based upon the true story of Captain “Sully” Sullenberger who saved over 150 lives when he safely landed the plane on the Hudson river in New York.
Take a look at the poster below, followed by a ton of information on the film provided by the studio.
From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (“American Sniper,” “Million Dollar Baby”) comes drama “Sully: Miracle On The Hudson”, starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (“Bridge of Spies,” “Forrest Gump”) as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle »
- Paul Heath
This year’s Cayman International Film Festival will honor Gary Lucchesi with a lifetime achievement award on its closing night, July 4, Variety has learned exclusively.
Lucchesi is currently president of Lakeshore Entertainment and co-president of the Producers Guild of America.
Lucchesi began his career as an agent at William Morris, representing Susan Sarandon, Kevin Costner, Michelle Pfeiffer and John Malkovich. He then served as vice president and senior vice president of production at TriStar. Eventually he became president of production at Paramount Pictures before forming his own company, Gary Lucchesi Productions. There, he produced the Oscar-nominated film “Primal Fear.”
During his tenure, Lakeshore has produced more than 60 films, including “Million Dollar Baby,” the “Underworld” franchise, “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Runaway Bride,” “Arlington Road” and “The Age of Adaline, »
- Dave McNary
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones’s mother of dragons, and handsome Sam Claflin make an attractive couple and share a few cute moments but it is not enough to save Me Before You, a three-hankie tragi-romance in the spirit of films like “The Fault in Our Stars,” based in Jojo Moyes’ bestseller novel. Clarke and Claflin play young adults and neither is dying of cancer, but an accident has put Will Traynor (Claflin) in a wheelchair and a deep depression, which his wealthy parents hope to lighten by hiring Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke), a bubbling young woman with crazy taste in clothes, as a companion.
Me Before You has parallels to romances like “The Fault in Our Stars” but it also shares elements with “My Left Foot,” “The Intouchables,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” maybe even a little “Pretty Woman.” On one level, it is the classic mismatched romance. »
- Cate Marquis
The master magicians known as the Four Horsemen return for their most daring and astounding caper ever, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights in hopes of clearing their names and exposing the ruthlessness of a dangerous tech magnate.
One year after their astonishing Robin Hood-style magic shows win the public’s adulation and confound the FBI, the quartet resurfaces for a dazzling comeback performance that will make their previous escapades seem like child’s play. With the help of FBI Special Agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo), the Horsemen — J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) and new addition Lula (Lizzy Caplan) — mount a meticulously planned surprise appearance, in hopes of exposing corrupt tech tycoon Owen Case (Ben Lamb).
But their scheme backfires, exposing Dylan’s involvement with the Horsemen and sending all five of them back on the run. To regain »
- Movie Geeks
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman
Happy Birthday to one of We Are Movie Geeks favorite stars. Clint Eastwood was born on this day in 1930, making him 86 years old. The actor and two-time Oscar winning director hasn’t let his age slow him down a bit. Sully, his new movie as a director, opens in September.
We posted a list in 2011 of his ten best directorial efforts Here
Clint Eastwood has appeared in 68 films in his six (!) decades as an actor, and here, according to We Are Movie Geeks, are his ten best:
Honorable Mention: Honkytonk Man
By the 1980s, Clint Eastwood was one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars. With his own production company, directorial skills, and economic clout, Eastwood was able to make smaller, more personal films. A perfect example is the underrated Honkytonk Man, which also happens to be one of Eastwood’s finest performances. »
- Movie Geeks
Madrid — Diamond Films, part of Latin America’s Telefilms Group, its biggest independent movie distributor, has expanded to Europe, setting up Diamond Films España, a direct distribution operation in Spain headed by Spanish distrib vet Carles Montiel and Gonzalo Claiman-Versini.
Montiel has held executive positions at multiple Spanish independent distribution houses such as Lauren Films, Universal Pictures and Wide Pictures; Claiman-Versini is a former lawyer at the Buenos Aires and Paris bar.
Diamond Films España, which handles home entertainment and TV rights on movies it acquires, will release five titles in Spanish cinema theaters this year, beginning on July 29 with Stx Ent.’s “Bad Moms.”
Directed by “The Hangover” writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and starring Mila Kunis (“Black Swan”), Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”) and Kathryn Hahn (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”), “Bad Moms” is the first of four titles accessed by Diamond Films España via an output »
- John Hopewell
'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Hardly truth in advertising as there's no million-eyed beast in Roger Corman's micro-budget sci-fi thriller. 'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Alien invasion movie predates Alfred Hitchcock classic Despite the confusing voice-over introduction, David Kramarsky's The Beast with a Million Eyes a.k.a. The Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes is one of my favorite 1950s alien invasion films. Set in an ugly, desolate landscape – shot “for wide screen in terror-scope” in Indio and California's Coachella Valley – the screenplay by future novelist Tom Filer (who also played Jack Nicholson's sidekick in the 1966 Western Ride in the Whirlwind) focuses on a dysfunctional family whose members become the first victims of a strange force from another galaxy after a spaceship lands nearby emitting sound vibrations that turn domestic animals into aggressive killers. Killer cow First, the lady-of-the-house is pecked by a flock of chickens and, »
- Danny Fortune
Exclusive: Fast-rising Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad) and Ed Harris (Pollock) will star in The Last Full Measure for Emmy winner Todd Robinson (The Legend Of Billy The Kid), who directs based on his screenplay. Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) is in final negotiations to board the project with Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) also in discussions to star. Production is set to begin this September. Lauren Selig, John Watson, Pen Densham, Julian Adams, Howard Burd and Mark… »
PBS has cast Brian F. O’Byrne, Patina Miller and Bryce Pinkham in the sophomore season of its historical drama series “Mercy Street.” Also, Fox News Channel set a premiere date for season two of “Legends & Lies.”
Patina Miller (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1”), Brían F. O’Byrne (“Million Dollar Baby”) and Bryce Pinkham have been cast in season two of PBS’ “Mercy Street.” Their character descriptions are detailed below:
O’Byrne will play Allan Pinkerton, head of the Union Intelligence Service, based on the real Pinkerton. Miller will play Charlotte Jenkins, a black Northern abolitionist and former slave (a composite of numerous historical figures, most prominently Harriet Jacobs) who escaped to freedom years before through the Underground Railroad. Pinkham will play Maj. Clayton McBurney III, the new hospital chief.
- Alyssa Sage and Rick Kissell
The gathering, a champagne soaked affair that brought out one percenters, cinephiles, and A-list talents such as Helen Mirren and Matthew Broderick, veered briefly away from film projects and into the current political landscape.
In toasting the Oscar-winner, Robert De Niro joked that Freeman’s deft handling of an asteroid on a collision course with earth inspired the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to seek higher office.
“In 1998 he played President Beck in the movie ‘Deep Impact.’ Morgan’s movie performance was an inspiration for the young Barack Obama,” De Niro joked to the audience. “According to reports, after seeing the film Barack turned to his friends in Kenya and said I want to be president, too. If only I had a birth certificate. »
- Katie Van-Syckle
Morgan Freeman has been nominated for five Oscars, winning in 2005 for his supporting role in “Million Dollar Baby.” But his name first appeared on these pages in a review of the 1969 Broadway play “The Dozens.” “I’ve been in two really stinky plays, and that was one of them,” Freeman says. “But that’s where I got my first mention in Variety.” To younger audiences, he’s perhaps best known for playing God in “Bruce Almighty”; he’s re-exploring the man upstairs in National Geographic’s “The Story of God.”
Why were you interested in “The Story of God?”
I have this curiosity about life, and one of the things that surrounds life is the idea of death, and what comes with the idea of death is what comes after that. And all of that is encapsulated in our ideas of God and religion.
Your first Variety mention was in »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
For quite some time, this upcoming October has been an anticipated month for Underworld fans looking forward to seeing Kate Beckinsale return as Selene in the fifth film of the franchise. Now those fans know what to mark down on their calendars, as the new movie has officially been titled Underworld Blood Wars.
While specific plot details have not yet surfaced, it has been revealed that Beckinsale will reprise her role as Selene, Theo James (Divergent) will return to play the vampire David from Underworld: Awakening, Bradley James (Damien) will play a villainous role, and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) will once again portray Thomas, the Vampire elder.
- Derek Anderson
As U.S.-Cuba relations continue to improve following President Barack Obama’s historic visit, Showtime will examine a period when they were at the lowest: during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The pay cable network has put in development a four-hour limited series based on the book The Armageddon Letters, by James Blight and Janet M. Lang. It will be produced by two-time Oscar winner Albert S. Ruddy (The Godfather, Million Dollar Baby) and Oscar nominee Mike Medavoy (Bl… »
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