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There will be blood. That's what moviegoers can certainly expect to see in 300: Rise of an Empire, the highly anticipated sequel to Zack Snyder's 300, which hits theaters on Friday. Based on the Frank Miller graphic novel, Xerxes, the plot picks up with the Greek general Themistokles getting ready to battle an invading army of Persians under the mortal turned god, Xerxes. Directed by Noam Murro, the action flick stars Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey and Sullivan Stapleton. Here is a sampling of what the critics are saying about it. • "Anchored by Eva Green's fearsome performance as a Persian naval commander whose vengeful bloodlust makes glowering King Xerxes »
There will be blood flowing down the aisles in theaters soon thanks to Eva Green's menacing turn as the ass-kicking Artemisia in 300: Rise of an Empire; and for fans of the French-born beauty, they'll get a chance to see even more red come May in her hotly anticipated Showtime horror thriller Penny Dreadful.
In a phone interview Tuesday, Green told me that, while the trailer for the series released last month promises a bloody affair, there's much more to the show than the clip is letting on.
"The trailer for Penny Dreadful has to have an impact straight-away, so there's sex and blood in it," Green told me. "It's definitely bloody, but there's also a lot of complex psychology involved with all the characters."
- Tim Lammers
Oscar 2014 TV ratings: 10-year high in overall viewership in U.S. (image: Twitter hit ‘Ellen selfie Oscars,’ featuring Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Oscar 2014 company) Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, whose "Oscars selfie" became a record-breaking Twitter hit, and featuring the likes of Angelina Jolie, Will Smith, and John Travolta as presenters — in addition to a pizza delivery man as part of an extended DeGeneres joke — the 2014 Oscar ceremony hit a 10-year high in overall viewership. In the coveted 18-49 age bracket, this year’s Oscar show drew a 12.9 rating vs. 13.0 last year; overall, in the United States an estimated 43 million people watched at least some segments of the Oscar telecast held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 — up 6% compared to last year’s show hosted by Seth MacFarlane, and featuring Ben Affleck’s Argo, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, Christoph Waltz, and Anne Hathaway among the winners. »
- Steve Montgomery
A seemingly wholesome family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves but behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules the family with a rigorous fervour. When a torrential rainstorm moves in, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. Once the local authorities begin to uncover clues, they are brought closer to the secret that the Parkers have held close for so many years.
Jim Mickle’s We Are What We Are is a sort of but not really English-language remake of Jorge Michel Grau’s film about a family of cannibals. I’ve not seen the original. However this version is set in a rainy and forest filled area of the Us and »
- Jack Kirby
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6.91 Iron Man 3
6.16 Man Of Steel
6.14 Despicable Me 2
6.11 Fast & Furious 6
7.46 The World’S End
7.17 This Is The End
6.67 The Heat
6.66 We’Re The Millers
6.59 American Hustle
- Jeff Bayer
Clive Barker fans already have a new version of Nightbreed to look forward to later this year, thanks to Scream Factory, and it has just been announced that they’ll be releasing a Collector’s Edition of Lord of Illusions.
This is a very early announcement, so all they could say is that it will be available later this Fall on Blu-ray. They have not yet started work on the title, so we’ll have more to report this Summer. For those that have not seen the 1995 movie, here’s the synopsis and trailer:
“A private investigator hired to protect a popular stage magician finds himself drawn into a dark, occult underworld in this supernatural horror film from writer-director Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Candyman, Nightbreed).
- Jonathan James
The 2013 awards race will finally come to a close on Sunday with the Academy Awards, so naturally there's no time to waste when it comes to looking at Awards Season 2014. Paul Thomas Anderson's last two films, There Will Be Blood and The Master, both racked up multiple nominations, and Warner Bros. is angling for his next movie, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's detective novel Inherent Vice, to do the same. The studio has set Inherent Vice to open on December 12th. Currently, its competition will be Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus and the family movie Paddington. I'm curious to see if Warners plans to run Vice through the festival circuit before its theatrical release. Hit the jump for more on Inherent Vice and release dates for Entourage and The Intern. Inherent Vice takes place in 1969 Los Angeles, and centers on a pothead/private detective Larry “Doc” Sportello »
- Matt Goldberg
Oscar 2014 presenters range from Alfred Hitchcock heroine to ’12 Years a Slave’ producer (photo: Oscar 2014 presenter Jennifer Lawrence) Expect at least a couple of standing ovations at the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony to be held on Oscar Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. Oscar 2014 producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced earlier today the complete list of movie celebrities — all actors, including a handful of actor-directors / actor-producers — who will be presenters at the ceremony, to be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, and which will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide — even in the United States, via the ABC network. (See the full list below.) Among the Oscar 2014 presenters, you’ll find a number of past Oscar winners and nominees. With a couple of exceptions, not from the very distant past, mind you, as the overwhelming majority of presenters are performers working in »
- Steve Montgomery
Regardless of which side of the fence you find yourself on, chances are you can’t escape the buildup for the upcoming Oscars. And we’re not going to help you. Many believe the Oscars are nothing more than a popularity contest, citing examples like How Green Was My Valley beating out Citizen Kane in 1941, Rocky knocking out Taxi Driver, All the President’s Men and Network in 1977 (a puzzle that will remain unsolved until the end of days) and Crash beating Brokeback Mountain in 2005. And those are just the atrocious examples of Best Pictures. The list is practically endless when you start looking into all of the other categories.
But, once in a while, it’s nice to balance out your scrambled eggs with an order of sunny side up. Yes the awards show is littered with disappointments because of obvious stale choices or glaring robberies, but »
- Nikola Grozdanovic
America’s next Wal-Mart: The indie film industry by Beanie Barnes:
“The indie film industry is cannibalizing itself. Manohla Dargis is right – there are too many films in the ecosystem. And this oversupply didn’t just happen. John Sloss warned back in 2007 that the industry’s problem was not a shortage of films, but a shortage of eyeballs (Mark Gill issued a related warning in 2008). But the industry’s response to this warning has been to make more films. This is creating an economically valueless cycle where unprecedented “cheap” money is flowing into the industry and films are being made at their highest rate ever. Meanwhile the percentage of indie films (let’s say films made for less than $5 million outside of the studio system) that are financially successful has not increased, and the amount of money people make from these films has actually decreased.”
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Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" is one step closer to being finished, and we'll let Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood explain: "I finished recording a soundtrack last week for Paul Thomas Anderson's next film 'Inherent Vice.' We recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Clio Gould—they were fantastic," he told Sinfini Music. So, hooray for that. But could PTA already be brewing another film? Well, Scott Rudin—producer on "There Will Be Blood"—has teased he has another project in the pipeline with the director. Doing an awards season interview with Deadline (via Cigarettes & Red Vines), the producer said in passing, "I think we are a good frontline for the filmmakers we work with, and we’ve had a lot of success being that. I’m really proud of that. This is our third movie with the Coens, we just made our fifth with Wes Anderson, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
1. Oscar-Winners in iTunes: There's a sale on Oscar-winning performances going on in the iTunes store right now. For $9.99, you can download in HD a selection of films which earned their stars Academy Awards, including "Silver Linings Playbook," "The King's Speech," "There Will Be Blood," as well as older films such as "Network" and "Casablanca." Check it out here. 2. BitTorrent for Android Apps: BitTorrent has introduced new versions of their Android apps, Torrent App and µTorrent. With new sleeker interfaces, the apps let you grab only the files you want from a torrent and specify where the files will go on your device. A new µTorrent desktop software integrates BitTorrent Bundles, so you can unlock content from within the app. Read all about the news from BitTorrent in the company's blog post here and grab the new mobile app here. 3. Netflix: Netflix earned a customer-satisfaction score of 79 (out of 100) on the »
- Paula Bernstein
Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis will return to present at this year’s Oscars ceremony, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Day-Lewis has become an Oscar winner from his role in “Lincoln.” Day-Lewis has also been nominated for five Oscars in the lead actor category. His other wins include his roles in the 2007 film “There Will Be Blood” and 1989’s “My Left Foot.” He also received nominations for his starring roles in 2002′s “Gangs of New York” and 1993′s “In the Name of the Father.” The Oscars, of course, honors the achievements made in film throughout the previous year. The Oscars will be hosted by comedienne and [ Read More ]
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Daniel Day-Lewis will return to the Academy Awards stage to present at the 2014 Oscars.
The 2014 awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 2, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Photo gallery - Oscars 2014 nominees: »
Winning for the title role in last year’s Lincoln, Day-Lewis has also been nominated for five Oscars in the lead actor category.
His previous wins were for the 2007 film “There Will Be Blood” and 1989’s “My Left Foot.” He also received nominations for his starring roles in “Gangs of New York” (2002) and “In the Name of the Father” (1993).
She is nominated this year for her supporting role in American Hustle. Previously Lawrence was nominated for her leading role in Winter’S Bone. Her other credits include X-men: First Class and The Hunger Games series.
- Michelle McCue
Update: It's Oscar tradition for the previous year's winners to present at the current Oscar ceremony. So it's no surprise that "Lincoln" Best Actor Academy Award recipient Daniel Day-Lewis (who is a three-time winner, for "There Will Be Blood" and "My Left Foot") will be presenting at the 2014 show, along with the previously announced Jennifer Lawrence (2013 Best Actress winner for "Silver Linings Playbook"). Earlier: It's that time of year again when the list of Oscar presenters begins to be rolled out. First up: Jennifer Lawrence, who won Best Actress at last year's Academy Awards for "Silver Linings Playbook" and has a nomination this year in the Supporting category for "American Hustle." We'll be updating this post as more presenter names are announced. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, are on March 2. »
- Beth Hanna
Even with a relatively slim filmography, it's interesting to see just how much the style of Paul Thomas Anderson has changed since his breakout film "Boogie Nights" and more recent efforts like "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master." Indeed, it's safe to say the filmmaker felt the influence of Martin Scorsese early on, before heading into his own territory. But just how pronounced was it? Well, Ali Shirazi has taken to some video editing software to showcase two scenes from "Boogie Nights" and compared them to similar sequences in "Taxi Driver." It's pretty fascinating stuff, with the DNA of Scorsese's movie clearly showing up in Anderson's porno world drama. Take a look below and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section. [Cinephilia & Beyond] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
On March 2nd, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor the best in film in 2013. Among those being honored are the lead actors who gave some of the best performances this year. In honor of this achievement, Indiewire decided to compile a list of films streaming online featuring lead actors who have won Oscars for their performances. Watch the following 22 performances in movies that are streaming online at Netflix, Hulu, SnagFilms, Amazon Prime and Hitbliss. "The Artist" (2011) - Jean Dujardin "The King's Speech" (2010) - Colin Firth "Crazy Heart" (2009) - Jeff Bridges "Milk" (2008) - Sean Penn "There Will Be Blood" (2007) - Daniel Day-Lewis "Mystic River" (2003) - Sean Penn "The Pianist" (2002) - Adrien Brody "Training Day" (2001) - Denzel Washington "Gladiator" (2000) - Russell Crowe "American Beauty" (1999) - Kevin Spacey Read More: Watch 18 Best Foreign Language Oscar Winners Online "Life Is Beautiful" (1997) - Robert Benigni "The Silence Of The Lambs" »
- Eric Eidelstein
On Sunday, February 8th, 2014, Philip Seymour Hoffman died at the untimely age of 46 in his New York City apartment. It was a piece of news that carried a variance in reaction and response, due to circumstance and of course timing. There can be no doubting that the primary emotion was shock; Hoffman joined the likes of Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, and James Dean as part of a club of actors who passed on before their time and left behind a towering legacy as well as a pall of resonant sadness. An actor leaving us is the most strange of phenomenon. As participants of travails into escapism, they form an emotional and cathartic bond with us, touching ours souls, making their demise far more powerful, far more sorely felt, than anyone else save friends or family. Through their on-screen journeys and the connections they make with the film fan, they truly become friends or family. »
- Scott Patterson
Jonny Greenwood, member of Radiohead, is confirmed to collaborate with Paul Thomas Anderson for a third time following their work together on the film There Will Be Blood and The Master. The duo have obviously formed a strong working bond together, and both previous scores have been rather remarkable. More remarkable though, was Greenwood’s work on the Haruki Murakami adaptation, Norwegian Wood. Radiohead have been one of my favourite bands for many a year, so it’s great to see Greenwood continue to work solidly.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest, Inherent Vice, is based on a 2009 novel by Thomas Pynchon. Set in the 1960s, the film will see a drug addicted detective search for a kidnapped girl. Joaquin Phoenix takes the lead role as the aforementioned detective, Doc Sportello, and is supported by an all star cast which includes Martin Short, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Josh Brolin, Maya Rudolph and Owen Wilson. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
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