15 items from 2013
Justin Timberlake has long been on the cusp of major movie stardom. After various appearances in movies like Alpha Dog, In Time, and The Social Network, Timberlake has yet to star in a movie himself that has really hit big. Spinning Gold may be that movie. Foresight Unlimited will produce the movie which will be having a launch party at the Cannes Film Festival. The screenplay for Spinning Gold was written by Timothy Scott Bogart, son of Neil Bogart who will be portrayed by Timberlake. »
- Alex Maidy
As Pajiba recently pointed out, native Texan Ferguson was plucked out of obscurity to play the role of Ponyboy Curtis in the TV adaptation of the feature film "The Outsiders" in 1989. He moved out to Los Angeles at the age of 14 for the part and has been working pretty steadily since.
Here he is in 1990:
Ferguson was quite the teen magazine regular:
After "The Outisders" was cancelled 13 episodes in, Ferguson was cast in the Burt Reynolds-fronted sitcom "Evening Shade." He starred on the CBS comedy as Reynolds' character's eldest son throughout the show's four-season run. »
- The Huffington Post
Ben Foster has a way of disappearing into roles — from a tightly wound junkie in Alpha Dog to a sweet, mostly silent cop in the upcoming Ain't Them Bodies Saints — but that wasn't really an option for his latest high-profile part: taking over for a fired Shia Labeouf in Lyle Kessler's Orphans on Broadway. As Treat, the short-tempered, domineering older brother to innocent recluse Philip (Tom Sturridge) who decides to kidnap a rich Chicago gangster (Alec Baldwin), he's often the explosive center of attention onstage. Foster (who will also play William Burroughs in Kill Your Darlings later this year) spoke to Vulture about getting bruised, Treat's seventies wardrobe, and moving past the Labeouf kerfuffle.How did you find out about the play?They called and asked me to participate in a reading of it months and months ago. I had a few days to look it over, and I »
- Rebecca Milzoff
Model turned actress Kate Upton is going to act alongside Hollywood star Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in the new movie, titled, ‘The Other Woman’. The 20-year-old actress will play an attractive “other woman” in the comedy film. The movie is about a philandering husband, played by Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The movie revolves around Diaz turned out to take revenge when she discovers that her husband is cheating on her. He is having an affair and she is the “other woman” in the affair. Diaz teams up with wife Mann to take revenge on her husband. Nick Cassavetes of The Notebook, Alpha Dog is directing the »
We are midway through the month of April, and we’re starting to get bombarded with trailers and TV spots from some of the hottest upcoming films. This means only one thing: the Summer movie season is almost upon us. With the wealth of films (both big and not so big), it’s easy for moviegoers to be overwhelmed when it comes to choosing, thus, as we have in years past, we present our Summer Movie Guide. We’re bringing all the details on the upcoming films (trailers, synopsis’, and more) so you know what’s hitting, when, and decide for yourself if it’s worth your time.
Hard to believe that we’re on the cusp of yet another Summer movie season, one of the most active and exciting times of movie buffs. There’s no shortage of blockbuster style films this year, along with several that some have »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Today’s film is the 2005 short Shakespeare’s Sonnets. The film is written and directed by Samuel Park, and stars Jordan Brower and Vincent Kartheiser. Kartheiser has built a career on supporting turns in projects as varied as TV’s Angel and the film Alpha Dog, before gaining recognition for his role as Pete Campbell in the Emmy-winning AMC series Mad Men. He reprises the role in the sixth season of the show, which made its premiere last week.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Shia Labeouf been replaced by Ben Foster in 'Orphans'. The 'Lawless' actor was due to make his Broadway debut alongside Alec Baldwin in the production - which tells the tale of two orphaned brothers who grow to regard a gangster they attempt to kidnap as a father figure - but he parted ways with the show after a week of rehearsals, leading to 'Alpha Dog' actor Ben taking over the role of Treat. Producers Frederick Zollo and Robert Cole told Broadwayworld.com on Thursday (21.02.13): 'We are delighted that Ben will join Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge when rehearsals commence at 'Orphans' tomorrow morning. He is an extraordinarily gifted actor.' It was initially claimed Shia left the project due to »
Ben Foster, the gritty and intense star of "The Messenger" and "3:10 to Yuma," will replace Shia Labeouf in the upcoming Broadway production of "Orphans," the show's producers said Thursday. The play marks Foster's Broadway debut. Though not as bankable as Labeouf, he has built a reputation as a critical favorite, with his searing performances in the likes of "Alpha Dog" (2007) and "Rampart" (2011). He will next be seen playing William Burroughs opposite Daniel Radcliffe's Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming indie film, "Kill Your Darlings," which premiered at Sundance this »
- Brent Lang
Like many vampire tales, Kiss of the Damned weaves back and forth over the line between horror and eroticism. The movie follows human screenwriter Paolo as he falls for the vampiric Djuna and eventually joins the legions of the night. Just as he’s starting to enjoy life as an immortal, Djuna’s murderous sister Mimi returns to complicate things.
Written and directed by Xan Cassavetes (Alpha Dog), Kiss of the Damned features Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), Joséphine de La Baume (Johnny English Reborn), and Roxanne Mesquida (Rubber) in its lead roles.
This preview steadily checks off the required boxes for vampire-movie fare. Tortured romance; shocking revelations; embracing the night; gatherings of aloof and aristocratic immortals; dauntingly athletic sex scenes; dyed Karo syrup by the quart. Even the trailer’s moody, evocative shot work can’t cover up that Kiss of the Damned looks like quite the clichéd dip ...
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- Kyle Hembree
Vidhu Vinod Chopra who is busy with his maiden Hollywood venture Broken Horses with Vincent D'Onofrio seems to be going to great lengths to ensure the film's success. In fact now we hear that Vvc has roped in Hollywood editor par excellence Todd E. Miller to work on the gangster film. Having shot the film in Us earlier this year, Vidhu has now roped in Miller, who has worked on films like The Expendables 2 and Transformers, to handle the editing of his film as well. Apart from this, reports also have it that Todd has moved base from Us to Mumbai to edit the film. Broken Horses which features Vincent D'Onofrio (Men In Black) along with Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Chris Marquette (Alpha Dog), is an epic thriller about the bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty and the futility of violence. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Following Seth MacFarlane’s brilliant feature directorial debut with last summer’s Ted, the genius writer-director is getting his follow-up feature lined up nicely. We recently heard that Charlize Theron is in talks to join A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Now THR are reporting that Amanda Seyfried is in negotiations to star alongside MacFarlane and Theron in the Western comedy with modern sensibilities, and it sounds like Theron’s casting has become official.
“A Million Ways to Die in the West follows a sheepish farmer who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend leave him. When he meets a notorious outlaw’s wife (Theron) who offers to teach him how to shoot, the farmer sees a chance to win back his love.”
The role for which Seyfried is currently in talks is for that of the deserting girlfriend.
MacFarlane will be directing from his own script, »
- Kenji Lloyd
We’ve got a couple of director-related news stories to share this afternoon. First up, Variety reports that Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook, Alpha Dog) has settled on 20th Century Fox’s The Other Woman as his next project. The director intended to next helm the gritty actioner Cali, but star Kristen Stewart abruptly dropped out following Huntsman-gate her personal drama late last summer. The Other Woman centers on a woman (surprise!) who, “after realizing she is not her boyfriend’s primary lover, teams up with the man’s wife to plot a mutual revenge.” Cameron Diaz was previously rumored to star with Kristen Wiig in the mix for the other lead role, but those rumors were apparently premature as neither actress is attached at this time. The studio wants to move quickly on this one, and they hope to have the leads locked up within the next week. Melissa Stack is writing the screenplay. »
- Adam Chitwood
Millennium Entertainment has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming biopic based on the life of notorious mob hit man known as the Iceman. Come on in to check out the new trailer, and how cold Michael Shannon can be.
The Iceman story has garnered quite a bit of attention over the years. It's an interesting and morbid tale. I myself have read several books about the life of the hitman, and there's some scary crap when you sit and think about it. I've been interested in seeing how they bring the story to life on the big screen and judging by the trailer, I don't think any of us are going to be disappointed.
Here's the official synopsis:
Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Currently playing in theaters is the cinematic take on the classic stage musical, Les Misérables, based on the novel by Victor Hugo. The film is directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) and stars Hugh Jackman (The Prestige, X-Men), Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises, Rachel Getting Married), Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind, L.A. Confidential), Amanda Seyfried (Alpha Dog, Mamma Mia!), Eddie Redmayne (My Week With Marilyn), and from the stage musical, Samatha Barks.
I recently had the chance to attend the press conference for Les Misérables at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City where I was able to speak with Tom Hooper, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, and Samantha Banks about their new film.
Jackman was asked about his dramatic weight loss and physical transformation for the role of Jean Valjean. “It’s a very big part of the story, this relationship »
- Dana Gardner
Some movies you just want to punch in the face.
There’s a big difference between a movie you don’t care for and a movie that is truly appalling.
You forget the movies you don’t care for. You never forget the ones you actively despise.
Some you see coming from a mile away (Oh look, its Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Hi. How ya doin’?) while others sneak in and, with the help of a great trailer or a normally reliable star, fool you into thinking it might be worthwhile.
So with the Oscar race taking a holiday pause, I thought we’d take a break ourselves from talking about the really good films of the year. Instead, let's spend some time punching five of 2012’s most excruciatingly poor films in their smug, entitled pie-holes. Sounds fun to me. Be advised, there are spoilers ahead.
15 items from 2013
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