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The controversial new film Unfreedom has unveiled its first theatrical trailer. Banned in India and featuring an ensemble cast including Victor Banerjee, the provocative film will be released uncut in U.S. theaters on May 29.
Unfreedom juxtaposes two powerful and unflinching contemporary stories about religious fundamentalism and intolerance. Shifting between New York and New Delhi, one tale follows a Muslim terrorist who kidnaps a liberal Muslim scholar in order to silence him, while the other charts the travails of a young woman whose devout father tries to force her into an arranged marriage, which she resists because she is secretly in love with another woman. The four characters come face to face with gruesome acts of violence in battles of identity, sexuality, religion, love, and family.
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After 14 long years, the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World, is almost here! Chris Pratt (Parks & Recreation; Guardians Of The Galaxy) is set to lead a stellar cast that also features Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3), Vincent D'Onofrio (Daredevil), Jake Johnson (Let's Be Cops), Irrfan Khan (Life Of Pi), Nick Robinson (The Kings Of Summer), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days Of Future Past), Brian Tee (The Wolverine), and Judy Greer (Ant-Man) in key roles. Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) directed the highly anticipated sequel. We've been able to catch a few glimpses at one of the film's antagonists, the Indominus Rex, and it really looks like Pratt's 'Owen Grady' is going to have his work cut out for him this June. Last year, he had the help of his Guardians of the Galaxy team (and a few killer dance moves) to help him »
This June, Jurassic World is set to welcome a whole new generation of people to the famous Isla Nublar. The film features a whole new cast featuring Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3), Vincent D'Onofrio (Daredevil), Jake Johnson (Let's Be Cops), Irrfan Khan (Life Of Pi), Nick Robinson (The Kings Of Summer), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days Of Future Past), Brian Tee (The Wolverine), and Judy Greer (Ant-Man) in key roles led by director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed). When it was announced the film would be set in the original universe created by Steven Spielberg & Michael Crichton in 1993, many fans were hoping to see a few Jurassic Park alums show up in the upcoming sequel, but unfortunately, unless they show up in surprise cameos, Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum aren't expected to be back. However, »
Thinking outside of convention.
Unfreedom breaks all the “rules”.
The film follows two different lives, the storyline pivoting on a female same-sex relationship and the dangers of religious extremism.
Shifting between New York and Delhi, one story explores the kidnapping of a liberal Muslim scholar by a Muslim terrorist. The other story dives into a woman’s journey -a woman secretly in love with another woman. She faces the challenges of this love when she refuses an arranged marriage set up by her religious father.
Classified as “too controversial” for release in India, the film will release in North American theatres on the 29th of May 2015 and simultaneously on digital channels via Film Buff.
The juxtaposition of »
- Aashi Gahlot
Tomorrowland - Japanese trailer by charles-madison Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.” Bird has gathered a great team behind the lens with Oscar® winning director of photography Claudio Miranda (“Life of Pi,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Cowboys & Aliens”), Oscar® nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Ocean’s Eleven”) and Academy Award®-winning editor Walter Murch (“The English Patient,” “Cold Mountain”). Tomorrowland will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on May 22, 2015. »
Ron Howard is once again directing the film, which sees Oscar Winner Tom Hanks reprise his role as world-renowned symbologist Robert Langdon, with Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Omar Sy (Untouchable) and Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi) joining the cast for the new film.
Inferno sees Langdon drawn into a conspiracy to unleash a deadly plague centered on Dante’s Inferno, the 14th century epic poem about the nine circles of hell. Foster is set to play a “scientist who is obsessed with Inferno and has also dreamed up a plot to solve the world’s overpopulation problem by releasing a virus.”
Set to start shooting this Spring, Inferno is set for release in October »
- Scott J. Davis
The India-set comedy The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opened strong at number three at the U.S. box office with an estimated $8.6 million in its first weekend of release, according to data released by its distributor Fox Searchlight. India-themed films rarely climb this high on the U.S. box office charts. Even Hollywood studio films such as Life of Pi, The Hundred Foot Journey, and Million Dollar Arm never made it to the top three at any time during their runs despite playing in more theaters than Marigold.
The new film also scored the highest average gross of any film in wide release averaging $5,467 from 1,573 theaters. After the success of the opening weekend, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will add more than 200 additional theaters to its run on the second weekend.
- Stacey Yount
The “Life of Pi” director has tapped newcomer Joe Alwyn to star in the title role, based on the Ben Fountain novel. “Billy Lynn” will be co-financed by Jeff Robinov’s Fosun-backed Studio 8, together with Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group.
The story centers on 19-year-old private Billy Lynn and his company, who survive a harrowing battle that’s captured by news cameras. They are brought home by the U.S. administration for a promotional tour, culminating at the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game — while facing an imminent return to the war.
Hedlund will portray the leader of the Bravo Company squad, Sgt. Dime.
Lee is using the Sony F65 camera and shooting in native 3D, high resolution and with an ultra-high frame »
- Dave McNary
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.” Bird has gathered a great team behind the lens with Oscar® winning director of photography Claudio Miranda (“Life of Pi,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), production designer Scott Chambliss (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Cowboys & Aliens”), Oscar® nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Ocean’s Eleven”) and Academy Award®-winning editor Walter Murch (“The English Patient,” “Cold Mountain”). It's also been announced that we'll be getting a brand new trailer for the movie this coming Monday. Tomorrowland will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on December 12, 2014. »
Adapted from the 2012 novel by Ben Fountain, the story focuses on a Dallas Cowboys game at Thanksgiving, where the members of military outfit Bravo Squad are being recognized for their contribution in Iraq. Naturally this venue sets the scene for flashbacks to traumatic times and the opening of old wounds. Martin’s role is not yet known, but he’ll appear alongside Joe Alwyn and Garrett Hedlund.
Intriguingly the book mentions Destiny’s Child as the halftime act, who Bravo guest with as part of the festivities. Beyonce herself enticed the comedian in misfiring The Pink Panther, so perhaps a reunion of sorts is on the cards.
In recent years Martin has focused on big screen comedy, plying his »
- Steve Palace
Top Bollywood distributor Yash Raj Films has come on board as distributor in India and international territories. Release is set for April 30.
The film is directed by Shoojit Sircar (“Vicky Donor,” “Madras Café”). It is produced by Msm Pictures, the filmmaking offshoot of Multi Screen Media, the owner of Sony Entertainment Television, in association with Saraswati Creations and Rising Sun Films.
- Patrick Frater
Irrfan Khan says that he often spends more money than what he earns when working in Hollywood film projects.
Khan told Hindustan Times: "Whatever I earn in Hollywood gets finished there itself. A number of times, you end up spending extra from your own pocket, but I do it since I know I won't get opportunities to play such nuanced roles anywhere else."
The 48-year-old also spoke about the trend of Indian actors name dropping Hollywood projects to sound more successful in their home market.
"There might be a few actors - in need of some news - who use these roles as a gimmick," he said.
"The collaboration is growing. I feel that now, we will see a lot of people working abroad. »
24 year old Joe (represented by Independent Talent) is set to graduate from Central School of Speech and Drama this year, and this is his first screen role.
The film is based on the Ben Fountain novel, and Joe is set to play 19-year-old American private Billy Lynn who survives a harrowing Iraq battle that is captured by news cameras. The group of American soldiers, known as Bravo squad, are sent home for a two-week break following the much-publicised firefight in which they were hailed as heroes. Their promotional tour, culminates at the spectacular halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game, all the while the soldiers are facing an imminent return to the war. Almost the entire movie takes place during the day of the game, with flashbacks to »
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Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee appears to have found his next young star. According to sources, the “Life of Pi” director has tapped newcomer Joe Alwyn to star in TriStar’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”
No official offer has been made, but sources indicate that Alwyn is the director’s choice for the Iraq war drama.
Sony Pictures is handling worldwide distribution except for China, where Bona Film will release the film.
In the fictional story, Bravo Company and 19-year-old private Billy Lynn survive a harrowing Iraq battle that is captured by news cameras. They are brought home by the U.S. administration for a promotional tour, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game, all while facing an imminent return to the war. »
- Justin Kroll
With twelve features to his name, two of those winning him Best Director Academy Awards (Brokeback Mountain; Life of Pi), Ang Lee has become one of the most notable auteurs to achieve success within the studio system. While his 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility began a successful career in English language filmmaking, the Taiwanese director had already received two Oscar nods for Best Foreign Language film. Those include 1993’s The Wedding Banquet, premiering in Berlin, and 1994’s Eat Drink Man Woman, now available for the first time on Blu-ray, though it hasn’t enjoyed the same lasting reputation. After the film, Lee wouldn’t return to working in Mandarin until six years later (2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), so it represents a certain jumping off point for the director.
Food and sex are base human desires that cannot be ignored, or so Mr. Chu (Sihung Lung) remarks, »
- Nicholas Bell
As 28 of our 29 Oscars Experts predicted, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won Best Production Design on Sunday night. It had previously won Best Period Design at the Art Directors Guild Awards, in addition to taking Production Design honors at the BAFTAs and Critics' Choice Awards. -Break- It's the first win and second straight nomination for production designer Adam Stockhausen, who earned a bid last year for "12 Years a Slave," losing to Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby." It was also the first win for set decorator Anna Pinnock, who earned previous bids for "Gosford Park" (2001), "The Golden Compass" (2007), and "Life of Pi" (2012) and had a second nomination this year, for "Into the Woods." The film was the overwhelming 1/10 favorite with 28 Experts backing it: Thelma Adams (ZEALnyc), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Kyle Buchanan (Vulture), Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Scott Feinbe...' »
Since 2008, the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects has gone to a Best Picture contender: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), "Avatar" (2009), "Inception" (2010), "Hugo" (2011), "Life of Pi" (2012) and "Gravity" (2013). This year, that stat holds no water, since none of this year's nominees are also up for the top prize. The Visual Effects Society went for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in a big way, and since 2002 at least one of their winners has gone on to repeat at the Oscars 10 times (among their categories, the Ves recognizes achievements in Visual Effects-Driven Features, Supporting Visual Effects, and Animated Character in live-action features): Hans Zimmer on collaborating with Christopher Nolan on 'Interstellar' and 'Dark Knight' trilogy (Video) -Break- 2002: "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (Visual Effects-Driven, Animated Charact...' »
How many greats have found themselves on the short end of Oscar glory after being nominated for Best Director? Frankly, some of the greatest filmmakers of all-time: David Fincher, Gus Van Sant, Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, Pedro Almodóvar, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Terrence Malick, Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman and Mike Leigh, among others. We're personally hoping that eventually "Birdman's" Alejandro G. Iñárritu, "Boyhood's" Richard Linklater and "The Grand Budapest Hotel's" Wes Anderson make it off that list, but only one will join the winner's club Sunday night. Last year the Academy faced a similar quandary between the incredible work of Alfonso Cuarón ("Gravity") and Steve McQueen ("12 Years A Slave"). Eventually, Cuarón distanced himself from his contemporary and his win was "expected." That's truly not the case this season. Linklater has earned raves for his 12-year journey making "Boyhood" since it debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival over a year ago. »
- Gregory Ellwood
By Anjelica Oswald
Four different directors whose films are nominated for best picture could all win Oscars at Sunday’s ceremony.
Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater, are frontrunners in the best picture race. Both directors are nominated as co-producers on their respective films and both are also nominated for best director. If Inarritu wins for best picture and Linklater wins for best director (or vice versa), it would be the 24th time in Oscar history where best picture and best director have split.
Wes Anderson, director of The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Damien Chazelle, director of Whiplash, are nominated for original screenplay and adapted screenplay, respectively. Anderson co-produced The Grand Budapest Hotel.
If Anderson and Chazelle win for their screenplays (and Linklater and Inarritu win), it would be the second year in a row where three or more directors won at the same awards ceremony. »
- Anjelica Oswald
We’d already announced that Tom Hanks and Ron Howard would reunite for another Dan Brown adaptation last summer with Inferno and now they’ve added more big names to the dramatic cast and we’ve got the first promotional shots below.
With a screenplay by David Koepp, based on the book by Dan Brown, the film is set for release on October 14th, 2016 and begins principal photography at the end of April. Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist’s adventures on screen: when Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s “Inferno.”
- Dan Bullock
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