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Top 5: Next-gen actors turned directors

8 November 2012 2:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

This week, spy thriller Argo explode sonto UK screens and if America’s response is anything to go by, it will get audiences nationwide talking about not only the ‘so ridiculous, it must be true’ storyline, but also about Actor/Director Ben Affleck described by one national newspaper as “the most talented actor-turned-director since Clint Eastwood”. To celebrate the release of Argo , we’ve taken a look at other actors who have gone behind the lens to breathe a new lease of life into film direction:

1. Jon Favreau

After appearing in a number of rudimentary roles and doing voice work, Jon Favreau decided to take a risk and write himself and pal Vince Vaughan in what turned out to be their breakout film Swingers (1996). His talent now recognised on and off the camera meant that he could yoyo between the two, appearing in Dogtown (1996), Deep Impact (1998) and as a recurring character in sitcom Friends, »

- Phil

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Our Kind of Voting Pt. 2

6 November 2012 3:32 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

image shamelessly grabbed from My New Plaid PantsI'm feeling anxious today -- everyone around me is too.

We won't know who won the Presidential Election until late tonight but since all I can think of today is voting, we'll continue with our actual favorite kind of voting: Oscar voting.

Or, rather, retroactive hypothetical Oscar voting. See part one if you missed it or enjoy this exercize

So tell me who wins your vote in some of the most famously divisive, contentious, or just plain fabulous categories ever! Explain your choices in the comments.

2003 Best Actor

Sean Penn (Mystic River) vs. Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) vs. Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean) vs Jude Law (Cold Mountain) vs Ben Kingsley (House of Sand and Fog)

1974 Best Actress

Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t…) vs. Diahan Carroll (Claudine) vs. Faye Dunaway (Chinatown) vs. Valerie Perrine (Lenny) vs. Gena Rowlands (A Woman Under the Influence »

- NATHANIEL R

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Joel Edgerton's Felony, starring Tom Wilkinson, begins Sydney shoot

5 November 2012 4:57 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australian feature thriller Felony, penned by actor Joel Edgerton, has begun shooting in Sydney.

Matthew Saville (The Slap, cloudstreet) is directing the film, which follows three male detectives as they become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident leaves a small child in a coma. One is guilty; one tries to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it.

Felony also stars Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Animal Kingdom), alongside two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson (The Exotic Marigold Hotel, Michael Clayton), Melissa George (Treatment, The Slap) and Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard, Spartacus).

Edgerton is having a strong run as an actor, starring in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming The Great Gatsby and Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden film, Zero Dark Thirty. However, Felony marks his first return to a more expansive filmmaking role since 2008 thriller The Square. That film, which he also wrote and starred in, »

- Brendan Swift

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Joel Edgerton's Felony, starring Melissa George and Tom Wilkinson, begins filmin

5 November 2012 4:57 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australian feature thriller Felony, penned by actor Joel Edgerton, has begun shooting in Sydney.

Matthew Saville (The Slap, cloudstreet) is directing the film, which follows three male detectives as they become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident leaves a small child in a coma. One is guilty; one tries to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it.

Felony also stars Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Animal Kingdom), alongside two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson (The Exotic Marigold Hotel, Michael Clayton), Melissa George (Treatment, The Slap) and Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard, Spartacus).

Edgerton is having a strong run as an actor, starring in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming The Great Gatsby and Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden film, Zero Dark Thirty. However, Felony marks his first return to a more expansive filmmaking role since 2008 thriller The Square. That film, which he also wrote and starred in, »

- Brendan Swift

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George Clooney’s The Monuments Men adds cast members

30 October 2012 10:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hollywood’s golden child George Clooney is set mark his fourth directorial effort with The Monuments Men and he is using all of his Hollywood clout to enlist an A-list cast to ensure his run of box office hits continue.

The Monuments Men is a World War II drama written by Clooney and Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck.) and is set in the latter days of the war. It centres on a team of curators and art historians that come together to salvage priceless works of art from the Nazi regime before they are destroyed forever.

Deadline confirms that Clooney will not only write and direct the film, but also star in the drama alongside a stellar cast which includes Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Bill Murray (Moonrise Kingdom), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Daniel Craig (Skyfall), John Goodman (Argo), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), and veteran »

- flickeringmyth

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Bourne Legacy Blu-ray details announced!

18 October 2012 12:26 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Universal announces The Bourne Legacy Blu-ray for December 11, 2012!

The details for The Bourne Legacy Blu-ray have been revealed by Universal! Here is the official announcement with all the details, as well as a trailer and a clip from the disc's special features:

Universal City, California, October 18, 2012— On the verge of having their conspiracy exposed, members of the government’s intelligence community will stop at nothing to erase all evidence of their top secret programs in The Bourne Legacy, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD  and On Demand December 11, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film is also available via Digital Download. Inspired by master storyteller Robert Ludlum’s immensely popular books,The Bourne Legacy takes the action-packed Bourne series to an explosive new level. With his life in jeopardy, agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) must use his genetically-engineered skills to survive the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse and finish what Jason Bourne started. »

- feeds@themoviepool.com (Victor Medina)

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The Bourne Legacy On Blu-ray & DVD December 11th

18 October 2012 11:20 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On the verge of having their conspiracy exposed, members of the government.s intelligence community will stop at nothing to erase all evidence of their top secret programs in The Bourne Legacy, coming to Blu-ray. Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand December 11, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film is also available via Digital Download. Inspired by master storyteller Robert Ludlum.s immensely popular books, The Bourne Legacy takes the action-packed Bourne series to an explosive new level. With his life in jeopardy, agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) must use his genetically-engineered skills to survive the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse and finish what Jason Bourne started. Presented in incomparable high-definition picture and perfect DTS master audio 7.1 surround sound, The Bourne Legacy Blu-ray. includes an array of behind-the-scenes bonus features that take viewers inside the making of this global action-thriller.

For more than a decade, movie audiences worldwide have been enthralled by undercover agent Jason Bourne. »

- Michelle McCue

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 5 Blu-ray, DVD Combo Packs to Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

16 October 2012 8:55 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Combo Pack with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 5 free Blu-ray and DVD combo packs up for grabs to the highly anticipated home entertainment release of “Moonrise Kingdom” from Wes Anderson!

Moonrise Kingdom,” which released on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on Oct. 16, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, features an all-star cast including Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Jason Schwartzman, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman, Bob Balaban, L.J. Foley, Charlie Kilgore, Jake Ryan and Neal Huff from writer and director Wes Anderson and writer Roman Coppola.

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Mike Epps to Play Richard Pryor in Nina Simone Biopic, Nina; Kid Cudi Adds Two Night Stand; Jai Courtney Commits to Felony

15 October 2012 2:26 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Casting additions today are as follows: Mike Epps (The Hangover) will portray comedian Richard Pryor in Nina, the Nina Simone biopic from writer/director Cynthia Mort that stars Zoe Saldana (Avatar) and David Oyelowo (The Last King of Scotland). Hip hop artist, Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi will join the indie rom-com, Two Night Stand, which marks the directorial debut of Max Nichols. Jai Courtney (Spartacus: Vengeance) will star opposite Joel Edgerton (Warrior) and Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton) in Felony.  Matthew Seville (Noise) directs from Edgerton's script. Hit the jump for more on each picture. Nina, the drama tracing jazz vocalist/pianist Nina Simone's rise to fame, also focuses on her relationship with her manager, Clifton Henderson.  Saldana stars as Simone with Oyelowo portraying Henderson.  As THR reports, Epps will play comedian Pryor, who used to open for Simone in the 1960s when they were both early in their career. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Matt Damon back to 'Bourne'? Unlikely.

11 October 2012 10:25 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The recent history of the lucrative Bourne franchise involves a tangle of intrigue that’s nearly as compelling as the movies themselves. 2007′s The Bourne Ultimatum solved the trilogy’s central problem — Jason Bourne’s identity — and Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass subsequently disengaged themselves from the series. Universal and the Robert Ludlum estate had no desire to call it quits, though, and approached the trilogy’s screenwriter, Tony Gilroy, to develop a fourth installment. Gilroy, who earned a Best Director nomination in 2007 for Michael Clayton, signed on, and The Bourne Legacy was, um, born. It went on to »

- Josh Stillman

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The Lone Ranger rides again in a teaser trailer

5 October 2012 8:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Top Gun) has turned to Johnny Depp (Edward Scissorhands) and Gore Verbinski (Rango) once again to help revive another movie genre; they have traded the pirates and the high seas for cowboys, Indians, and horses.  

Hot on the tail of the recently unveiled teaser poster and series of new images, Disney has released a teaser trailer to promote The Lone Ranger which will arrive in U.S. theatres on July 3, 2013.  If you look closely enough you may find Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), William Fichtner (Heat), Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan), James Badge Dale (The Departed), Ruth Wilson (Anna Karenina) and Helena Bonham Carter (Great Expectations) who are also along for the ride. 

The studio synopsis for the Western reads, "Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) and man of the law John Reid (Armie Hammer) are opposites brought together by fate and must join forces to battle greed and corruption. »

- Trevor

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Denzel Washington Turned Down 'Seven' & 'Michael Clayton,' Javier Bardem Passed On 'Minority Report'

26 September 2012 12:10 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Guess who read their latest issue of GQ this morning? And like you may have heard recently, making the rounds is a bit of what-might-have-been, movie-related casting news with two heavyweight actors revealing roles they turned down. Let's get to it, shall we? The first is Denzel Washington, who appears in "Flight" later this year (it also makes its world debut at Nyff soon). The story that Washington almost appeared in David Fincher's "Seven" is probably familiar to you if you have a good memory; the actor revealed in a 2002 Playboy interview that he turned down the lead long before Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman became the iconic pair in the film. What's likely less known is that Washington turned down the lead in "Michael Clayton" that went on to earn George Clooney a Best Actor Nomination in 2008. Asked by GQ which roles he turned down he regretted the most, »

- Edward Davis

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20 Mind Blowing Conspiracy Movies You Must Watch

21 September 2012 9:05 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

 

The definition of a ‘Conspiracy Theory’ refers to the belief that unpleasant things which happen – usually in relation to government actions, but not always refined to this – are planned by people who want to cause difficulties and that such things do not, and will not, happen by chance or without the control of such parties.

You put something up on the cinema screen based around that and add complex plots, gritty dialogue, base it in the believability of the everyday, occasionally throw in a devastating, brutal and very dark twist and I am most definitely there to view.

I’m, as you can gather, a Huge fan of the conspiracy thriller so culling the list down to my favourite Twenty was a hard task. Along the way I had to gut-wrenchingly cut some genuinely terrific films. So, before we get into what I’m calling my twenty favourite conspiracy movies »

- Gareth Howie

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Denzel Washington: 'I regret turning down Se7en and Michael Clayton'

19 September 2012 6:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Denzel Washington has revealed what movie roles he regrets turning down. The Hollywood actor has appeared in numerous films throughout his long career, including his Oscar-winning performances in Glory and Training Day, but admitted that Se7en (1995) and Michael Clayton (2007) are the roles that got away. "With Clayton, it was the best material I had read in a long time, but I was nervous about a first-time director, and I was wrong. It happens," he told GQ. Directed by Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton follows a "fixer" who is brought in by a law firm to help fix a situation after one of their lawyers has a breakdown, starring George Clooney, Tilda Swinton and Tom Wilkinson. Se7en starred Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as two detective partners hunting down a serial killer who uses (more) »

- By Kristina Bustos

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Tom Wilkinson Joins Felony

9 September 2012 11:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson (upcoming The Lone Ranger, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Michael Clayton) joins the thriller Felony opposite the previously cast male lead Joel Edgerton (upcoming Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby), it was announced by The Solution Entertainment Group's ("The Solution") founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, and producers Rosemary Blight of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Edgerton for Blue-Tongue Films.

The feature film, set to start lensing in late October, will be directed by Matthew Saville (Noise) from a script by Edgerton.

The Solution arranged the financing for the film, with Wilson and Nestel serving as executive producers. The company is representing the international rights to the film and is actively selling the title at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival.

Felony will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Roadshow Films. CAA is handling Us rights.

Driving home after a celebration »

- MovieWeb

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Tom Wilkinson Joins Joel Edgerton Drama Felony

9 September 2012 11:08 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Aussie Actor Joel Edgerton first made waves Stateside in 2010 when the intense Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom won widespread critical acclaim that included an Oscar nod for co-star Jacki Weaver. For his part, Edgerton won acting honors from the Australia Film Institute, and soon returned to theaters in another hard-hitting Oscar-nominated drama Warrior, as well as lead in the supped up prequel/remake of John Carpenter's The Thing. But despite the fame and acclaim Edgerton is steadily gaining as an actor worldwide, he's expanding his horizons by delving into writing and directing. Last month we detailed his plans to helm his first full-length feature, and now we've got word that things are rolling on Matthew Saville-directed Felony, a crime thriller that fronted by Edgerton and newly announced co-star two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson (In the Bedroom, Michael Clayton). Penned by Edgerton, Felony centers on a celebrated police officer »

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Toronto International Film Festival: Two-Time Oscar Nominee Tom Wilkinson Joins Thriller Felony Opposite Joel Edgerton

8 September 2012 5:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson (upcoming The Lone Ranger, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Michael Clayton) joins the thriller Felony opposite the previously cast male lead Joel Edgerton (upcoming Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby), it was announced by The Solution Entertainment Group.s (.The Solution.) founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, and producers Rosemary Blight of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Edgerton for Blue-Tongue Films.

The feature film, set to start lensing in late October, will be directed by Matthew Saville (Noise) from a script by Edgerton.

The Solution arranged the financing for the film, with Wilson and Nestel serving as executive producers. The company is representing the international rights to the film and is actively selling the title at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival.

Felony will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Roadshow Films. CAA is handling Us rights.

Driving home after a celebration »

- Michelle McCue

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Tiff: Tom Wilkinson Joins Joel Edgerton in Felony

8 September 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Two-time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson (upcoming The Lone Ranger , The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel , Michael Clayton ) has joined the thriller Felony opposite the previously cast male lead Joel Edgerton, it was announced by The Solution Entertainment Group's ("The Solution") founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, and producers Rosemary Blight of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Edgerton for Blue-Tongue Films. The feature film, set to start lensing in late October, will be directed by Matthew Saville ( Noise ) from a script by Edgerton. The Solution arranged the financing for the film, with Wilson and Nestel serving as executive producers. The company is representing the international rights to the film and is actively selling the title at the ongoing »

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Ben Foster joins indie drama Red Light Winter

3 September 2012 2:37 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ben Foster (Contraband, The Mechanic) is attached to star in the indie drama Red Light Winter, a film adaptation of Adam Rapp's play of the same name, which Rapp is writing and directing.

The story follows two male friends who travel from New York to Amsterdam and become caught up in a love triangle with a prostitute, which brings to the surface dark undercurrents in their troubled friendship.

Kirsten Dunst (Bachelorette, Melancholia) will portray the prostitute, while Katherine Waterston (Michael Clayton, The Babysitters) is set to co-star as another woman who shares a romantic past with both men. Foster is playing one of the men, an anxious emerging writer, in a role that Mark Ruffalo was previously attached to play.

Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, and Scott Rudin are producing, and shooting is due to start in December or January. Foster can next be seen playing William Burroughs with »

- Emma

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Clip joint: Driving away

29 August 2012 3:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

We hit the highway in pursuit of the best film clips involving motorised vehicles leaving the scene

This week's Clip joint is by Cj regular Woof73. Think you can do better? Email your idea for a future Clip joint to adam.boult@guardian.co.uk

Since this is a Clip joint about endings, it's probably safe to say: here there be spoilers.

Someone always leaves at the end of the film. They turn, deliver a devastating line or kiss, and they're on their way. Either that, or everyone else is dead. This is when most films roll the credits – but sometimes, you want more. After all, we invest a lot of time in our heroes. Whether it is single-handedly wiping out a gang of European terrorists or spontaneously bursting into song during a storm, they've been through a lot, and we've been right there with them. It would be nice »

- Guardian readers

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