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Earlier this week we brought you some comments from Pierce Brosnan about turning down the opportunity to play The Dark Knight in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie, and now the former 007 has been speaking about the possibility of a gay James Bond.
“Sure. Why not?” said Brosnan, when asked by Details if he could picture the iconic spy as a gay man. “Actually, I don’t know how it would work. I don’t think Barbara Broccoli would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing. Let’s start with a great black actor being James Bond. Idris Elba certainly has the physicality, the charisma, the presence. But I think Daniel Craig will be there for a while yet.”
- Gary Collinson
Nolan to debate future of film as part of a new series of talks on the industry side of the BFI London Film Festival.
The 59th BFI London Film Festival (Oct 7-18) has unveiled a new series of industry talks under the banner Lff Connects, which will aim to explore the future of film and how the medium engages with other creative industries including TV, music, art, games and creative technology.
Interstellar director Christopher Nolan and artist Tacita Dean, whose exhibitions include the grand-scale Film at the Tate Modern, will launch the new series on Oct 9 at London’s BFI Southbank with a conversation that “reframes the future of film”.
The conversation, moderated by BFI creative director Heather Stewart, will see Nolan and Dean explore the importance of seeing films projected on film as part of our cultural experience, as well as the necessity of determining new archival and exhibition standards that secure film’s future.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Now that Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Suicide Squad has wrapped production, many fans are looking forward to the next wave of footage, following the first trailer that debuted at Comic-Con last month. That trailer only gave us a brief glimpse at Jared Leto as The Joker, but with just less than a year before this superhero movie hits theaters, we'll surely be seeing a lot more of him and the rest of the Squad between now and then. Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn, revealed in an interview with New York Daily News that she got so used to Jared Leto wearing The Joker makeup, complete with gold teeth and green hair, that seeing him out of costume scared her even more.
"What he's doing with the character is so cool. At first it was kind of confronting (to be up close) but now I'm so used to it, I »
West. Kilmer. Keaton. Clooney. Bale. Affleck. Brosnan? Speaking in an interview with Details, former 007 Pierce Brosnan revealed that he was once offered the chance to play The Caped Crusader for Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film.
At the time, Pierce Brosnan was one of a number of stars in line for the coveted part, rubbing shoulders with Mel Gibson – fresh off the Mad Max trilogy – Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and Bill Murray. Ultimately, though, it was a role that never really caught the actor’s attention, and here he reveals exactly why he passed up the chance.
“It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman? Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton like, ‘Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.’ So, yeah.”
Low and behold, it was »
- Michael Briers
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wondrous Wednesday? A parody of video essays targets The Dark Knight, a supercut of every punch Jason Statham has ever thrown on camera and Straight Outta Compton gets a hilarious Batman-themed mashup. But first, Mad Max: Fury Road gets an honest trailer that you surely won't want to miss. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Mad Max: Fury Road Honest Trailer
The Screen Junkies crew is back with yet another Honest Trailer, this week turning their snarky gaze to Mad Max: Fury Road. While this video is far less critical than most of the others in this long-running series, they do take director George Miller to task for essentially turning »
Many of those who went to go watch this summer’s Ant-Man were surprised to see another Marvel superhero, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, pop up alongside the titular character in the film. Now, Walt Disney Studios Japan has released the full Ant-Man vs. Falcon fight scene from the film online in HD, three weeks ahead of the film’s September 19th release in the country. Watch the scene (via JoBlo) below…
Ant-Man sees Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Sam Wilson / Falcon, »
- Justin Cook
Jason Mitchell, who plays Easy-e in this weekend’s big opener in the UK, Straight Outta Compton, is in negotiations to join the cast of Kong: Skull Island. If he takes on the job, he will join the already cast Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and fellow ‘Compton’ star Corey Hawkins in the film, which kicks off shooting very soon.
Not much is known about the flick yet, other than that it follows “a team of explorers who venture into the mysterious, creature-laden isle that is also the home of the king of the apes.”
- Paul Heath
Last year, Pierce Brosnan revealed that he’d turned down the opportunity to play Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 reinvention of The Dark Knight, and now the former 007 has spoken about his decision in an interview with Details.
“It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman?” states Brosnan. “Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton, like, ‘Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.’ So yeah.”
Brosnan was one of a number of actors considered for Batman, with the likes of Mel Gibson, Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and Bill Murray all in the frame at one point or another. The role of course went on to be filled by Michael Keaton, who also reprised the role for 1992’s Batman Returns before hanging up the cape and cowl. »
- Gary Collinson
Christopher Nolan makes layered and intelligent films, the sort that hide myriad secrets and take multiple viewings to properly crack. Seven years after its release, The Dark Knight probably remains the film-maker’s most popular movie, and thanks to the scholars at Clickhole, you can now uncover a wealth of new detail pertaining to the feature in their video essay.
Check it out below via Yahoo.
Chris Nolan really is an unorthodox director isn’t he?
Bravo to the folks at Clickhole for studying the film so intently, and dredging up minute details that even hardened fans weren’t aware of. My personal favourite is Michael Caine’s disappointment at the lack of a live marlin, but the essay’s theory about the identities of Batman, Joker, Alfred and Two-Face also provide a lot of food for thought.
(On a serious note, this is stellar send-up of fan »
- Daniel Kelly
This video will change the way you watch videos that change the way you watch movies. Did you follow? For those of you who don.t know, Clickhole is the subsidiary of The Onion that pokes fun at Internet culture. The site.s latest, genius bit is to spoof all those videos that claim to change the way you watch movies with the interesting facts they reveal. While Clickhole previously tackled The Matrix, the latest installment hones in on The Dark Knight, and the spoof is hilariously spot on. Watch it below. The Internet is oversaturated with these kinds of videos, but Clickhole.s spin is refreshing, mainly because it.s not filled with interesting facts. Instead, the narrator spoofs all these tidbits with fake ones, like how the burned side of Two-Face.s face was played by acclaimed motion-capture actor Andy Serkis of the Planet of the Apes prequels. »
Since we’re obsessed with all things cinema, we love stumbling across a good video essay that takes a closer look at a good movie. There’s no better way to examine a movie than in a medium that allows us to actually see clips from the movie being discussed as they’re being explained. But some movies […]
The post Clickhole’s Video Essay Will Change the Way You Watch ‘The Dark Knight’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
September sees loads of new films – and a few telly shows – joining Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK. Here's our low-down...
As streaming services go, Amazon Prime Instant Video is one of the youngest names around.
There’s a decent library of entertainment behind the relative-newbie moniker, though. That’s partly due to the fact that the website used to be LoveFilm, before Amazon bought them out.
In September 2015, some big films and telly shows are coming to stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Here’s our list, to keep you primed and ready (arf)…
Criminal Minds (seasons 1 to 9)
The Following (season 2)
Awkward (season 4)
Superman – Unbound (2013)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (2013)
Hand Of God (season 1)
The Asylum (2014)
Green Lantern (2011)
We’re The Millers (2013)
Dark City (1998)
Toy Story (1995)
Monsters University (2013)
We already know that The Tumbler from The Dark Knight Trilogy will be included as Dlc for Batman: Arkham Knight next month, and now thanks to Game Informer we’ve got details of all of September’s offerings…
Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #1 (Sept. 1): Receive six Ar challenges for Batman, Nightwing, Robin and Catwoman. This challenge pack allows focused training in Freeflow Combat and Invisible Predator stealth incursion.
Gcpd Lockdown (Later in Sept.): Set after the events of Arkham Knight, play as Nightwing to stop the Penguin from breaking out of the Gotham City Police Department in this story pack.
2008 Tumbler Batmobile Pack (Later in Sept.): Inspired by the 2008 movie ‘The Dark Knight’, confront foes with the Tumbler Batmobile and race through two themed tracks.
Original Arkham Batman Skin (Later in Sept.): Fight the war against Gotham City with the original Arkham Asylum Batman costume.
- Gary Collinson
The Joker: One of pop culture’s most fascinating, controversial, and mutable villains. He enthralls us and opens the door to, er, passionate debate. If you’ve followed the coverage of David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” you’ll know that each new peek at The Joker has inspired a maelstrom of heated opinions. The stages of Jared Leto’s transformation alone – as revealed via his Instagram account – were enough to set the Internet on fire. So what is it about The Joker that evokes such obsessive focus? He isn’t designed to be aspirational. He’s a psychotic killer that takes great pleasure in the pain of others. Some would say that the attention – and frequent affection – that we bestow upon the character is a testament to our cultural decline. We idealize sociopaths, it would seem. Perhaps there’s something to that. My sense is that our interest in The »
- Roth Cornet
Season 2 of Fox's hit series Gotham will pick up where the Season 1 cliffhanger left off, with Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) discovering Thomas Wayne's secret lair. While we'll have to wait until the Season 2 premiere, "Damned If You Do", to find out more about what secrets await Bruce and Alfred, TV Insider has debuted a new photo showing these characters as they explore this secret area. Here's what David Mazouz had to say about how this discovery alters young Bruce's views on his father, stating that this hidden area is not the Batcave.
"It changes everything in Bruce's life. It changes how he sees Alfred, the criminal side of Gotham, even how he sees his parents. It's definitely not the Batcave. What is down there are clues to Thomas Wayne's secret life and what he was trying to do before being killed."
Since David Mazouz »
Much like past seasons, Arrow Season 4 is set to introduce quite a few new characters pulled directly out of the DC comic books. Heck, it's even bringing back Hellblazer from the failed NBC series Constantine, with Matt Ryan set to reprise his title role. But there are two superhero characters who we've been told will never show up on the small screen. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. And we only have Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to blame for that. But Arrow star Stephen Amell doesn't think it will always be this way. He actually envisions a day when Bruce Wayne will come to Star City (yes, Starling City is getting a name change this year).
Gotham is now little under a month from returning on Fox for its sophomore season, and on the heels of the villain-centric trailer, TV Insider has debuted our first look at David Mazouz’s young Bruce Wayne entering the Batcave.
Speaking to the outlet in anticipation of season 2, Mazouz described the moment of discovery as a defining turning point in Bruce’s trajectory toward becoming The Dark Knight.
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Picking up directly from the finale of the first season, this still is a nice teaser for the subterranean base of operations – just don’t call it the Batcave yet.
“It changes everything in Bruce’s life,” David Mazouz explains to TV Insider. “It changes how he sees Alfred, »
- Michael Briers
“I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years to come…in your most private moments…I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…I want…you to remember…the one man who beat you.”
That’s the quote from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns comic book series that was used to introduce the concept of Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice back in the summer of 2013. Specifically, the quote comes towards the end of the series, where a big bust-up between DC’s finest heroes comes to a head.
Snyder has cited the comic »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Filmmaking Tip of the Day: Want to add a character into archival footage a la Forrest Gump? Here's a great tutorial on the effect (via Live for Films): Movie Trivia of the Day: Clickhole pokes fun of the many videos listing things you might not know about a movie with this video listing (fake) things you might not know about Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight: Star Wars of the Day: You can either wear this new Darth Vader dress by Her Universe as is or you can use it for simplistic cosplay (via Fashionably Geek): Movie Tribute of the Day: Air New Zealand both enlisted and paid homage to the Men in Black property for its latest airline...
- Christopher Campbell
Digital projection is meaning cleaner and more stable pictures on the big screen.
Have you noticed anything different in the past few years of visiting your local multiplex? No more Harry Potter films every year mainly, but more fundamentally than that – does the screen look cleaner and more stable than usual? None of the scratches and jitter that you always used to see?
You’re witnessing the results of cinema's digital switchover, just another step our lives have taken from the analogue into the digital world. It’s maybe something many haven’t thought about too much, as they sit back, munch popcorn and drink gallons of Fanta while watching dozens of blockbusters.
But considering how many people are affected by it and its impact on how cinemas are run, maybe we should be asking: what’s wrong with this picture?
Since the film-digital debate is kind of technical, just »
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