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You need only look at what An Education did for an unknown Carey Mulligan to see where Jim Sturgess might be headed. In 2011 he stars in the new film from Lone Scherfig, director of An Education. One Day is already being talked-up as a dead cert repeat of the award-magnet formula: adaptation of a smart, funny, much-loved Brit lit (in this case, David Nicholls's novel), with a star-making turn by a box-fresh young English actor. It's just one of a handful of top-drawer films Sturgess has trickling out: next up is the Boxing Day biggie, The Way Back, in which he lines up alongside Ed Harris and Colin Farrell as prisoners breaking out of a Russian gulag during the second world war.
The funny thing about Sturgess, »
- Cath Clarke
The Black Death is spreading to American shores with the premiere of a red band trailer. The film, starring Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings), is set during the first outbreak of the bubonic plague in 14th century England. Bean plays a knight, Ulric, who is tasked with discovering the secret of a small group of villagers who can resist the plague’s effects. He is guided by a young monk, played by Eddie Redmayne (The Other Boleyn Girl). Black Death also stars David Warner (Tron) and Carice van Houten (Valkyrie), directed by Christopher Smith (Severance). If you were a fan of fellow LotR alum Karl Urban’s brutal Viking saga Pathfinder, you’re sure to love the Dark Ages violence of Black Death. Hit the jump for the red-band trailer and full synopsis. Though Black Death was released this past summer in the UK, it will be available stateside »
- Dave Trumbore
Bana Also Taking A Meeting On 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter The career of Eric Bana to date has been kind of a funny one. The Australian former stand-up comedian grabbed everyone's attention with a blazing performance, one of the decade's best, in Andrew Dominik's "Chopper," but when Hollywood discovered that Bana could clean up into a chiseled leading man, the actor was thrust into action roles in "Hulk" and "Troy." These were followed by leads in misfires "Lucky You" and "The Other Boleyn Girl," with only an excellent performance in Steven Spielberg's "Munich" proving to be a bright light. Taking… »
With Mike White set as the official directing replacement for David O. Russell on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, it's time to start building a cast. While Natalie Portman was originally signed on to star as Elizabeth Bennet, her departure in October has left the slot vacant for the past two months. There was rumor a little while back that Portman's The Other Boleyn Girl co-star Scarlett Johansson would be taking the reins, but this story isn't about Ms. Bennet - it's about Mr. Darcy. Scottish Newspaper The Daily Record reports that James McAvoy has been cast as the romantic hero who helps Ms. Bennet stave off swarms of the undead. Based on the book of the same title by Seth Grahame-Smith, the film retells the classic Jane Austen story with a horror and comic twist. While McAvoy is the kind of actor born to play a role like Mr. »
Amazon.com has revealed their Blu-ray and DVD movie and television show Black Friday lightning deals that will be starting this Monday and running straight through Cyber Monday a week later.
There's a lot being offered throughout the stretch so I'll try to pull out some of the highlights or you can check and bookmark the full offering here. On Monday, November 22, Blu-ray deals include Men Who State at Goats for $7.99 and Live Free or Die Hard for $5. The Twilight Saga: New Moon single-disc DVD will be selling for $8.99 while the original Twilight on DVD will go for $5.99. On the TV side, all the Friends' seasons will be selling for $9.99 each.
Tuesday is Harry Potter day as Years 1-6 on Blu-ray or DVD will be on sale in the Gold Box Deal of the Day for an unknown price. No other Blu-rays will be available this day but Smallville seasons »
Colin Firth and Natalie Portman will be respectively presented the Desert Palm Achievement Award for Actor and Actress at the 22nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The Awards Gala will kick off the 2011 awards season on Saturday, January 8 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
I'm excited for these two actors, and I'm excited for the Film fest. I'm a Palm Springs resident so this is good news! Here's the complete press release:
The 22nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Colin Firth and Natalie Portman with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for Actor and Actress, respectively. Presented by Cartier, the Awards Gala will kick off the 2011 awards season on Saturday, January 8 at »
Inspiring and heart-warming are words that will easily be pegged to the description of The First Grader. The story of an 84 year old Kenyan man enrolling in primary school is, after all, the sort of feel-good thing you expect to hear after all the bad news has been dispensed with, the sort of story that puts a smile on your face and helps you forget about all that terribly depressing stuff until the next news bulletin.
With a solid performance from Oliver Litondo, a former TV news anchor, playing Kimani Maruge, the illiterate old man on a quest for education; an earnest performance from Naomie Harris as Teacher Jane, ardent champion of Maruge’s cause; and a school full of real Kenyan pupils playing themselves (special kudos to little Agnes Simaloi and Kamau Mbaya) there’s a lot to smile and cheer about in The First Grader.
The official blurb reads:
In a small, »
Los Angeles – Benedict Cumberbatch's pals call him Ben. Viewers of his TV performance as a 21st-century Sherlock Holmes tend to favor "brilliant."The British TV audience went mad this summer for the three-part "Sherlock" series in which Cumberbatch makes Holmes the very model of a modern private detective, with the character's fearsome intelligence and upper-crust arrogance intact.Now Americans have the chance to discover the rising star as PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery!" airs the series on consecutive Sundays, starting this weekend and through Nov. 7, at 9 p.m. Edt (check local listings).Cumberbatch, who will be seen next year in Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of the hit London play and book "War Horse," is engaging and open during an interview from London, displaying not a whit of Holmes' chilliness.But the 34-year-old actor is a match for the great fictional detective in verbal gymnastics, spilling out answers to questions with energetic, »
Psycho-sexual drama that we already wrote about is definitely something worth keeping an eye on.
And here’s why! First of all, director Fernando Meirelles is in charge for this project, titled 360.
Eminem was rumoured to be making a return to cinema with a role in the sex-themed drama but he has not signed up for a serious acting turn in the movie, confirms his representative.
360 is based on a play by the Austrian playwright Arthur Shnitzler, who wrote some very provocative plays for his time. 1900 play Reigen inspired French drama “La Ronde” and has provided the dramatic structure for scores of plays and films.
Here’s a short description: “A prostitute is cheated out »
Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole which is out on 22nd October. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’ Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones.
While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences—causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the »
- David Sztypuljak
Principal photography on My Week with Marilyn begins today in London. Check out the first image of Michelle Williams as the iconic star. She will play opposite Eddie Redmayne (The Other Boleyn Girl), Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper (An Education), Emma Watson, and Julia Ormond. The film tracks Monroe during a week she abandoned her Hollywood career to spend time with Colin Clark (Redmayne), a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, who escorted Monroe around Britain after her new husband, playwright Arthur Miller left the country.
- Nicole Sperling
It still reminds me of 2008’s Defiance – a film I truly liked. Plus, Peter Weir’s Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World was my favorite film of 2003. The cinematographer of that film, Russell Boyd, once again teams up with Weir for The Way Back. By the look of this first trailer, an amazing film-going experience is ahead! However, for sake of argument, who thinks we’ve seen this movie a million times already? Enough with all the escape films? Has it been overdone?
The Way Back, which recently had its World Premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, is inspired by Slavomir Rawicz’s acclaimed novel The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom, as well as by other real life accounts. The film »
- Michelle McCue
Trademark Films and The Weinstein Company have announced that principal photography has started on My Week with Marilyn for 7 weeks at Pinewood Studios and on location in and around London. Michelle Williams plays the iconic Marilyn Monroe alongside a fantastic British cast including Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson and Julia Ormond. The film chronicles a week in the life of Marilyn Monroe in which she escapes the shackles of her Hollywood career and embraces British life with Colin Clark. Directed by Simon Curtis and produced by David Parfitt, the film is based on Colin Clark's diaries and has been adapted for the screen by Adrian Hodges.
In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl DVD, the »
Principal photography just began for Trademark Films/The Weinstein Company's "My Week with Marilyn" based off the diaries written by Colin Clark. Not only do we get a nice and tidy little press release on what "Marilyn" is all about, we get a first look at actress Michelle Williams as our iconic blonde. Continue reading on to find out more on the production.Trademark Films and The Weinstein Company have announced that principal photography has started on My Week with Marilyn for 7 weeks at Pinewood Studios and on location in and around London. Michelle Williams plays the iconic Marilyn Monroe alongside a fantastic British cast including Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson and Julia Ormond. The Film chronicles a week in the life of Marilyn Monroe in which she escapes the shackles of her Hollywood career and embraces British life with Colin Clark. Directed by »
The very first official image from My Week With Marilyn has been released by Trademark Films and The Weinstein Company. Possibly the highest resolution image I’ve ever received has just been sent through to us at a whopping 19mb! I’ve shrunk it down for you so you can see it here but if for any reason you’d like to see the full res version, please give me a shout!
This new images gives us our first glimpse of what Michelle Williams will look like in the new role as Marylin Monroe in this new biopic which should be with us some time next year. The movie also stars Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson and Julia Ormond and will be shooting for seven weeks at the world famous Pinewood Studios and is directed by Simon Curtis. Read on for the full low-down…..
Friday 8th October, »
- David Sztypuljak
The drama of human beings confronting the elemental power of nature figures in later work like “The Mosquito Coast” and “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” and also in his latest movie, “The Way Back.” … Mr. Weir’s style is stately, almost classical, and the astonishing story he has to tell in the new movie “about a group of men who escaped from a Soviet Labor camp in 1941 and walked from Siberia to India. has an old-fashioned gravity and grandeur. There are fine performances from Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan and Jim Sturgess as Janusz, the Polish prisoner who leads the trek toward freedom, and breathtaking images of tundra, desert forest and grassland.
- Michelle McCue
I come to you with all honest sincerity and humility to say that I cannot, for the life of me, tell you what the hell this damn movie is about. I’ve been pondering it for several weeks now, and I’m utterly baffled: I can’t remember ever feeling quite this way about a movie before. A bare sketch of the plot cannot begin to convey how the movie utterly fails to register on any level. There’s an owl, Soren (the voice of Jim Sturgess: href="http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2008/02/the_other_boleyn_girl_review.html">The Other Boleyn Girl), and he’s a dreamer, as young owls often are, apparently, and he likes to fantasize about the Guardians, who are the rulers of the owls, it seems, and yet are also legends, as in “ineffective because they’re absent,” although then comes the question as to how they became legends. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
In 1968 a unique strike by 187 female machinists at the Ford Dagenham plant changed the course of history for working women worldwide. The stand made by those women led to the advent of the equal pay act, an unprecedented piece of legislation that finally offered women the opportunity for some financial parity. Director Nigel Cole and producers Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen determined to create an account of those events that captured the spirit of the women involved and introduced them to a wider audience than a documentary or newspaper article would ever achieve. Made in Dagenham was born of that conviction. HeyUGuys sat down with the three and with the film’s co-stars Jaime Winstone and Rosamund Pike ahead of the October 1st release to learn more.
- Emily Breen
Dark House Poster
The 2010 Fangoria Frightfest film entries are moving to DVD this week through Phase 4. This series released in Canada September 21st and the Us release is scheduled for September 28th. Films included: mysterious thriller The Tomb, the suspenseful The Haunting, the goreific Pig Hunt, the dismal Hunger, the disturbing Grimm Love, the original Road Kill, shocker Fragile and this year's winner of the event Dark House. This film festival competition was successful because of fan support and horror enthusiasts can have a look at the DVD special features for each of the titles listed here inside.
Director: Darin Scott.
Producer: Mark Sonoda.
The synopsis for Dark House:
"A group of hot young drama students are recruited to work in a new 'haunted house' attraction by flamboyant, impresario Walston Rey »
- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Allen)
The project, 360, is already being described as the “psycho-sexual drama” and Oscar-winning Rachel Weisz is attached to star in it.
Sounds good? Yes, we agree!
The story is about airs of characters and their sexual encounters, while “the movie is based on the 1900 play Reigen that inspired French drama “La Ronde” and has provided the dramatic structure for scores of plays and films.”
Weisz and Meirelles first worked together on the 2005 film The Constant Gardener, for which Weisz earned an Academy Award.
For all her fans out there, let us remind you that the lovely actress will be »
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