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Action film executive produced by Nicolas Winding Refn.
The espionage thriller shot in Bucharest, Romania and Queensland, Australia, while the 2nd filmed in Africa and the Us. It marks the second collaboration between Schrader and Cage after the Martin Scorsese-directed Bringing Out the Dead.
Cage plays Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent facing early retirement due to the onset of dementia. When intelligence surfaces hinting at the whereabouts of Lake’s old nemesis, he goes on a rogue global manhunt while struggling to control his behaviour as the symptoms mount.
Anton Yelchin (Star Trek: »
Everyone and their dog seems to love actor Ryan Gosling. Famous for his roles in The Notebook, Drive and Only God Forgives, the highly sought after actor is turning his hand to directing with How To Catch A Monster. The cast includes Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan and In Fear and Agents Of Shield star Iain De Caestecker.
Whilst promoting the home entertainment release of In Fear, De Caestecker has been talking about his experience working with the first time director.
Ryan is someone who was a big inspiration to me before I knew him and this has only increased it. To have the chance to work in a movie with him, he is just a really amazing person and he wrote a really amazing script but he was someone who would come in every day and wanted us to bring something to it, we would improvise and try »
- Kat Smith
In the last decade or so, the horror genre has become infamous for producing box-office successes based on minimalist story concepts. The trend may continue later this year with the upcoming horror film "13 Sins," starring Mark Webber ("Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Golden-Globe winner Ron Perlman ("Drive," "Hellboy"). "13 Sins" takes its audience on a wild ride alongside Elliot, a down-on-his-luck salesman whose response to a cryptic phone call leads him to a dangerous game in which he must perform thirteen tasks to earn the money he desperately needs, with each task becoming more violent and sadistic than the last. The trailer seems to take a page out of the "Saw" series, with Webber as Elliot and Perlman as the officer hunting him down for his crimes, while the mysterious voice on the other end of the phone line intimates how easily people can suddenly turn into monsters when they need to. »
- Ziyad Saadi
"Ryan is someone who was a big inspiration to me before I knew him and this has only increased it," he said. "To have the chance to work in a movie with him, he is just a really amazing person and he wrote a really amazing script but he was someone who would come in every day and wanted us to bring something to it, we would improvise and try something new and it was always a really exciting time I remember.
"I loved being around him and I learnt a lot and it was one of the best experiences that I have ever had, »
The 50-year-old actor, who recently stated that he's "in the process of reinventing" himself, was also pictured with long grey sideburns and a goatee beard. He donned a suit and pair of tinted glasses for the shoot on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
The upcoming thriller, written and directed by Paul Schrader, centres around a CIA agent (played by Cage) who begins to go blind while on his last ever assignment.
Speaking about the film last summer, prior to confirmation of Cage's casting, Schrader explained: "I think Nic Refn will be exec producer or something, »
As we spend a month looking at the great Stanley Kubrick, we can also look at the filmmakers who were clearly influenced by Kubrick. “Kubrickian” films tend to exercise incredible control of the camera, are extremely ambitious, tend to deal with much weightier themes, and always maintain a sense of mystery, like a there’s an invisible fog always hovering over the film. This list could be sharply focused on about five directors working today but, though a number of these filmmakers appear in this list of 40, we’re spreading the wealth a bit. Let’s get to it.
40. Watchmen (2009)
Directed by Zack Snyder
What makes it Kubrickian? It’s surprisingly cold and detail-oriented, unlike most of Zack Snyder’s other work (well, detail-oriented in a positive way). Watchmen is based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name by David Gibbons and Alan Moore, about a desolate alternative »
- Joshua Gaul
It was only a matter of time before Steven Soderbergh got his cinematic weight behind a TV series, and The Knick will be that series. Debuting sometime this year (we haven’t got a specific date as yet), The Knick revolves around a surgeon (Clive Owen) at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital at the turn of the 20th Century. Cliff Martinez (Drive) will score the show, and Soderbergh will direct the pilot.
Here’s three more tasters to get you in the mood as the television renaissance continues.
- Paul Heath
While Steven Soderbergh may be retired from the big screen, he's been hard at work directing all ten episodes of original series "The Knick," starring Clive Owen. Four tantalizing, blood-laced teasers have arrived for the show, which puts a turn-of-the-century spin on the medical drama genre. Check it all out, below. The series is set in 1900 at the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York, focusing on the doctors and nurses who work there around the clock -- and without the conveniences of modern medicine. Hence all the blood. Plus, as the Playlist points out, composer Cliff Martinez ("Drive," "Only God Forgives") is scoring. He previously collaborated with Soderbergh on "Contagion." How many promising elements can one show have? "The Knick" is coming this summer on Cinemax. No official release date yet.
- Beth Hanna
While Steven Soderbergh may be retired from the big screen, he's been hard at work directing all ten episodes of original series "The Knick," starring Clive Owen. Four tantalizing, blood-laced teasers have arrived for the show, which puts a turn-of-the-century spin on the medical drama genre. Check it all out, below. The series is set in 1900 at the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York, focusing on the doctors and nurses who work there around the clock -- and without the conveniences of modern medicine. Hence all the blood. Plus, as the Playlist points out, composer Cliff Martinez ("Drive," "Only God Forgives") is scoring. He previously collaborated with Soderbergh on "Contagion." How many promising elements can one show have? "The Knick" is coming this summer on Cinemax. No official release date yet. »
- Beth Hanna
With every awards season comes a flood of “best of” compilations and top ten lists, but film scores can be tricky in that department. After all, different composers are operating on different levels, each one working toward a separate goal in his or her respective picture. Brian Tyler aims for something propulsive and heroic in Iron Man 3, while Saving Mr. Banks’ score apparently features Thomas Newman doing his best Thomas Newman impersonation. Lists can be tough when scores operate so independently of one another
So without further ado, I present my favorite film scores from 2013. Unranked:
Saying Alexandre Desplat likes himself a mean waltz is like saying Johnny Depp likes himself a little eye makeup: they’re both gross understatements. Scoring Stephen Frears’ loose adaptation of Philomena Lee’s search for the son she was forced to give up at birth, Desplat makes his affinity abundantly clear with the title track, »
- David Klein
In a moment of sweet synchronicity with the upcoming Season 2 premiere of Bates Motel, award-winning singer/songwriter Melinda Ortner has followed up the hit music video for her single “Heartbeats” with a stylish and sensual ode to Alfred Hitchcock's classic Psycho, recreating the look and feel in her latest clip “One More Day.” The clip even features a clever gender reversal of the film's most memorable scene... and that's not the only twist. Directed by Donlee Brussel & Max Meehan (whose recent music video credits include Kurtis Blow Jr's "Californication") and featuring color treatment by Tom Poole (Drive, Oldboy, The Place Beyond the Pines, Twelve Years a Slave and the just-released Non-Stop), the film comes with an impressive cinema pedigree; sharp-eyed fans may also recognize some of the locations used in the psycho-thriller Identity. Ortner's debut full-length album I Wanna Be Ok is available now, and if you like what you've heard & seen here, »
- Gregory Burkart
It may be that I'm biased and love the movie Blade Runner, but I think this trailer is the best fan-made creation I've seen in a while. Using the music of Kavinsky, whose song "Nightcall" can be heard at the beginning of Drive, and quick cuts, Vanderthrust manages to give an updated feel to a classic piece of science fiction. For you music lovers who may be interested, the song is called "Odd Look"!
- Mick Joest
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 05:54
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2010, and another 25 overlooked gems...
By 2010, Hollywood’s obsession with 3D movies was in full swing. James Cameron’s Avatar may have given audiences a taste of what the cutting edge of stereoscope could look like, but it has to be said that the movies ushered into cinemas in its wake were a decidedly mixed bunch. Toy Story 3's 3D was extraordinarily effective, yet Clash Of The Titans looked like a blurry mess. How To Train Your Dragon came to life in its flying sequences, but the less said about the horribly murky Last Airbender, the better.
Unless we’re mistaken, none of the movies on this list were shot or released in 3D, and few of them did particularly stellar business. A few got a certain amount of critical acclaim, »
After a pair of edgy indies and a Palme d’Or to boot, Steven Soderbergh was given his first opportunity to bed down with the studio system and take advantage of the much deeper pockets that such an opportunity affords, but no one expected that under the watch of Universal the young auteur would make the polished and saccharine King of the Hill his first project. Adapted from A. E. Hotchner’s depression era memoir of the same title in which a preadolescent boy named Aaron is faced with the harsh realities of true poverty, Soderbergh’s first studio effort remains a wholesome oddity within a filmography that seems increasingly chameleonic, but rarely sentimental. After the subversion of Sex, Lies, and Videotape and the experimentalism of the bio-pic Kafka, the chances that his next film would boast the fluffiness of a made for TV afternoon special about how hard it »
- Jordan M. Smith
One of our absolute favourites this year is already Inside Llewyn Davis, so if you’ve not caught it yet, then we’ve got the details for the forthcoming release of the Coen Brother’s modern classic. Studiocanal have told us that the film will be available on Est from 19th May, on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD from 26th May 2014 and available to pre-order now.
Starring a host of exceptional international talent including: Oscar Isaac (Drive, The Bourne Legacy), Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, Shame), Justin Timberlake (Runner Runner, The Social Network), Adam Driver (Frances Ha, Girls), Garrett Hedlund (On The Road, Tron) and John Goodman (The Monuments Men, Argo). Inside Llewyn Davis is directed by the Academy Award® winning Brothers, Ethan and Joel Coen (True Grit, No Country for Old Men.)
Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of a young musician, guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, »
- Dan Bullock
After spending years in development hell, Sony’s theatrical reboot of The Equalizer is finally poised to hit theaters this fall. Will it be worth the wait? Sony certainly seems to think so, as the studio is already prepping a sequel.
Sony’s Equalizer reboot has traveled a long, winding road on its way to finally getting made. Russell Crowe was originally in talks to star, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis was floated as a possible director for the project. After Crowe and Haggis bowed out, Denzel Washington then came on board to play the titular character. Drive helmer Nicolas Winding Refn was then set to take over as director but that plan didn’t ...
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- Michael Kennedy
As of right now all we've seen from Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer is the above picture of Denzel Washington in the lead role as he reteams with his Training Day director to play a man described as a solitary, monastic figure who hates injustice and devotes himself to helping people who are being victimized. With a no-nonsense attitude, compassion and experience with dealing with a wide variety of situations he's a powerful and useful detective. However, test audiences have seen early cuts of the film and are apparently loving it to the point The Wrap reports Sony has already put Richard Wenk to work scripting a sequel to the film, which is set to hit theaters on September 26. Directors such as Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) and Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) were on and then off the picture with Refn telling the Los Angeles Times »
- Brad Brevet
After portraying slick, ambitious FBI agent Anthony Amado in David O. Russell’s acclaimed crime caper American Hustle, which won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and is currently up for 10 Academy Awards, Alessandro Nivola has booked another buzzy period pic: J.C. Chandor’s New York crime drama A Most Violent Year.
The film, set in the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in New York history, follows a family of immigrants who attempt to create a prospering business without getting dragged into the crime, corruption and decay of the day. Oscar Isaac stars alongside Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks and David Oyelowo.
Nivola joins the cast as Peter Forente, a heating oil distributor and a competitor to Isaac’s character. Given Nivola’s penchant for playing sleazy characters, I’d imagine Forente will be one of the film’s main antagonists, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Jack O’Connell has been on the rise for a few years now, initially with This Is England, he then moved onto a prominent role in Channel 4′s ‘Skins‘ and is now in talks for Universal’s next spy thriller Section 6.
The drama is an Aaron Berg spec script that looks back at the origins of MI6, our very own British intelligence agency, that began during World War I. These are obviously early days for the production, so he’s the only name in the bag right now.
O’Connell has also just finished filming on Unbroken, the directorial debut of Angelina Jolie. In that he plays the lead role of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. The young Brit is having one hell of a moment in his career as he also – yes, more! – has Starred Up »
- Dan Bullock
OddLot Entertainment has closed a $50m revolving credit facility with Jp Morgan and Comerica as co-lead arrangers with the option of increasing to $150m.
The arrangement will be used to fund the development and production pipeline, among other goals.
The production slate includes Mortdecai starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn and Paul Bettany, which Lionsgate will release, and Jon Stewart’s upcoming directorial debut Rosewater.
Petrosova joined OddLot in 2006 as svp of finance. She was instrumental in analysing and structuring finance plans for Drive, The Way Way Back, Ender’s Game, Rosewater, Draft Day and Mortdecai and took the lead in securing Us and international »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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