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Calvary was recently confirmed to make its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The Guard director John Michael McDonagh reunites with his brilliant lead Brendan Gleeson in this darkly comic story of a priest who finds himself threatened during a private confession and is unsure what to do or even take it serious.
I’m a huge fan of the Irish actor from everything from big blockbusters like Braveheart and Gangs Of New York to indie gems The General and I Went Down. Of course, most will remember him for the Harry Potter franchise and the awesome In Bruges.
The superb supporting cast is filled with hilarious familiar faces with the likes of Chris O’Dowd and Dylan Moran lending their perfect dry Irish humour to the film also starring Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen and Marie-Josée Croz.
The post A Terrifically Dark & Amusing Trailer For ‘Calvary’ Starring »
- Craig Hunter
The premiere category was just announced for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival featuring films like A Most Wanted Man with Philip Seymour Hoffman and the promising action-packed sequel The Raid 2. Another exciting entry to the festival in this special category is the newest film from The Guard director John Michael McDonagh. Reateaming with Brendan Gleeson, the story follows the In Bruges star as Father James Lavelle, a priest who has just found himself threatened during a private confession and is unsure what to do. It has some dark dry comedy helped along by Chris O'Dowd, Dylan Moran and more in this first trailer, and we'll definitely be checking it out at the festival next month. Watch the trailer now! Here's the first trailer for John Michael McDonagh's Calvary from eOne (via YouTube): Calvary is written and directed by John Michael McDonagh (The Guard), brother of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths director Martin McDonagh. »
- Ethan Anderton
Jameson Cult Film Club | Sublime Frequencies In North & West Africa | Winter Shuffle | The Nomad Cinema
Jameson Cult Film Club, London, Leeds & Manchester
It feels like they've been buttering us up for the return of Ron Burgundy all year. We've been treated to the Ron-fronted Dodge commercials and an impromptu live version of Afternoon Delight, but if you simply can't wait till Anchorman 2 goes on release next Wednesday – or you simply don't feel like paying for a ticket – these special preview screenings are a good option. The format is the same in each city: a big, themed venue in which to follow the exploits of Will Ferrell and his fellow 1970s throwbacks (this time contending with the cut-throat world of 24-hour news). Plus the promise of "salon-quality hair makeovers", branded refreshments and, of course, jazz flute. Now all you have to do is get a ticket; check the website to find out how. »
- Steve Rose
Clemence Poesy, along with Lea Seydoux, is among the hot French exports starring in English-language productions. She’s best known for her roles as Fleur Delacour in the “Harry Potter” saga and Joan of Arc in French drama “The Silence of Joan,” as well as turns in English-lingo indies “127 Hours” and “In Bruges.”
A graduate of France’s National Academy of Dramatic Arts, Poesy moved to the U.K. and broke through in English-language TV as Mary, Queen of Scots in 2004 BBC hit miniseries “Gunpowder, Treason & Plot.”
The 31-year-old actress just made her French TV debut in bilingual thriller “The Tunnel,” co-produced by Canal Plus/Sky Atlantic. “It was quite a challenge to stay in my character through 10 episodes while being directed by five different filmmakers,” she says.
Poesy, whose father, Etienne Guichard, is a stage director, made her Broadway debut »
- Elsa Keslassy
It’s hard to imagine that some of the greatest names in Hollywood today, like Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, and Quentin Tarantino, aren’t getting any younger and will, eventually, stop making movies. Tarantino himself has announced his plans to retire after his tenth film (he’s made seven so far), while other longtime greats have either already tossed in the towel or have fallen into disappointing trends; never fully reaching the great heights they enjoyed earlier in their careers.
Luckily, new directors arrive on the scene each year, and though not all of them hit a homerun their first time at bat, there are a few gems here and there that give us high hopes for the future. Neil Blomkamp’s directorial debut, District 9, was met with widespread acclaim and was even nominated for best picture. Joe Cornish, who up until two years ago spent much »
- James Garcia
We’ve previously reported that Colin Farrell was rumoured to have been offered one of the three main roles in Legendary’s action-packed film adaptation of role-playing game World Of Warcraft. Duncan Jones will direct the epic adventure, now simply titled Warcraft, and following a recent interview, Farrell was asked about the possibility of him joining up with the acclaimed filmmaker of Moon and Source Code:
“I read the script, if that’s any use to you, and it’s amazing. I sat with Duncan for a while and read the script, loved the script, and we was as cool as can be. I don’t know what’s happening with the film. I don’t know where they are in the process.”
- Craig Hunter
Even if this year's AFI Fest in Los Angeles proves to be entirely frontloaded -- I had such a ball on opening day with the Saving Mr Banks festivities -- the trip will have been worth it. My adventure began with an exclusive pre-screening cocktail party with the Saving Mr Banks team where I met Emma Th-- no, no, she gets her own post... I'm still processing that one! For now two quick tidbits about the men.
The men of Saving Mr Banks (and Emma Thompson, its star)
Director John Lee Hancock, no longer The Rookie on his fourth picture, was standing tall and proud while we chatted over drinks. I don't mean that metaphorically but literally since he towered over me - so tall! Thoughnot intimidating, I must add, what with his warm smile, and alarmingly good manners. We were interrupted while he was telling a story which is »
- NATHANIEL R
Gemma Arterton has been magnetic in films from Byzantium to The Disappearance Of Alice Creed, survived the Bond girl thing, is the new Gemma Bovery and she scrubs up better than Alfred Molina in Lego. She'll soon be lending a critical eye to a new generation of acting talent as a judge of 2014's Ee BAFTA Rising Star Award."I’m honoured to be part of this year's Ee Rising Star Award jury," Arterton enthused. "I know industry support and recognition is crucial for success when you are starting out."Arterton joins a panel of film folk that includes Harry Potter casting director Karen Lindsay-Stewart, In Bruges producer Peter Czernin, director Kirk Smith (Nanny McPhee) and our very own Chris Hewitt. Together, they will whittle down the worthy candidates into a shortlist that's announced on January 6 and put to you, the viewing public, to vote on.As a talent-spotting contest goes, »
These days, you can watch pretty much any movie online. Yet there's still one thing the magical wonders of instant streaming haven't solved for indecisive movie-lovers: what the heck to watch! Moviefone is here to recommend the best streaming movies from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant and new digital releases from iTunes and Vudu each week in Moviefone's Digital Download.
This week's Digital Download picks range from Disney classics and martial arts legends to haunted houses and revenge-seeking brothers. Check out our suggestions below, and happy streaming!
Comedy: 'The Way, Way Back' (2013)
This coming of age tale follows the shy, 14-year-old Duncan, who slowly comes out of his shell after he is forced to go on summer vacation with his loving mom and her not-so-nice boyfriend. From the Academy Award-winning writers of 'The Descendants,' 'The Way, Way Back' stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, and others in this »
- Jonny Black
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, our critics discuss the upcoming Dallas Buyers Club, the late Lou Reed, 1983's Get Crazy, 1979's The Visitor, and 2008's In Bruges. Matthew McConaughey extends his streak of taking on challenging roles in Dallas Buyers Club (out November 1), playing AIDS victim, entrepreneur, and ad-hoc activist Ron Woodruff. "I used to hate [McConaughey] with an unholy passion and partly because I hated the characters he played who were just so smarmy and so certain they were so good looking and so charming," says the Village Voice's Zacharek. "And on one hand, you don't want to hold that against an actor, but it's li »
Happy Birthday Matt Smith!
Throughout his tenure on the series, Smith has always spoken passionately about his deep love for Who, telling The Guardian in 2011: "You're never bound by logic, or time, or genre, or space, or location, which is what makes it such an ingenious televisual conceit."
Matt Smith has excellent taste...
His music taste is also excellent, naming prog rock legends Radiohead as his favourite band in 2010: "I admire the musicianship, I admire the soul that goes into it, and the execution and the work, the preparation. »
This week is exactly the sort of round-up I would love to be writing every week in terms of the diversity and general quality. We have a lovely mix of the new, the old, the obscure and the cult which means there is something for everyone.
There are even some things this week that I did not have space and time to write about like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film from 1990 on Lovefilm which I have a fondness for that somehow hasn’t dimmed.
Netflix also has come out swinging grabbing the week’s award for most diverse line up of new content. Regardless of its actual quality, Seven Psychopaths is exactly the sort of exclusive that Netflix should be getting on a regular basis over Lovefilm and Now TV. If they can also start adding forgotten older titles weekly like Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and Cropsey as »
- Chris Holt
Ralph Fiennes hasn't been nominated for an Oscar for 17 years, since way back in 1996 when he was up for Best Actor in "The English Patient." Doesn't it seem like he should have been nominated at least once or twice since then? What's holding him back? It's certainly not for a lack of Oscar-friendly vehicles. In the years since his "English Patient" bid, he has starred opposite Best Actress nominee Julianne Moore in "The End of the Affair," Best Supporting Actress winner Rachel Weisz in "The Constant Gardener," and Best Actress winner Kate Winslet in "The Reader." He's also had prominent roles in "In Bruges," an Oscar-nominee for its screenplay, as well as "The Duchess," "Skyfall," and the "Harry Potter" films, all contenders or winners in craft categories. And though he had a very small role in "The Hurt Locker," that was ne »
Though his latest film, the racing pic Rush, isn’t even in theaters yet, Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) is already entering production on his next project, a long-in-the-works adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s 2000 bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, shortened to simply Heart of the Sea.
According to Warner Bros’ new press release, production on Heart of the Sea began in England on September 10th. Like Rush, Heart of the Sea is also a period piece and stars Chris Hemsworth as a famous figure from history. This time around, the Thor actor is portraying Owen Chase, the veteran first mate of the Nantucket whaling ship Essex who, after a brutal whale attack in the Pacific during the winter of 1820, struggles to keep other crew members alive while seeking vengeance against the creature.
- Isaac Feldberg
Very late last night, we brought you news that talks are currently underway with 2 Guns beauty Paula Patton and In Bruges’ Colin Farrell for them to lead Duncan Jones’ swords n’ sorcery epic Warcraft. The Moon and Source Code director is at the helm of Legendary Pictures’ big-screen live-action version of the role-playing game, The World Of Warcraft. Now we have another four new names currently being eyed for role(s) in the project set to shoot in January.
Paul Dano (currently seen in intense crime-thriller Prisoners), Vikings’ Travis Fimmel, star of western series Hell On Wheels Anson Mount and Star Trek’s Chekov, Anton Yelchin are said to being top choices for supporting roles.
Would any fans of the cult game like the speculate of possible roles they could be perfect for?
The post Four More Eyed For ‘Warcraft’! appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Craig Hunter
Long-gestating videogame adaptation under stewardship of Duncan Jones looking to pin down lead roles
Actors Colin Farrell and Paula Patton are reportedly under active consideration for the lead roles in Warcraft, the film adaptation of the Warcraft videogames to be directed by Source Code's Duncan Jones.
According to Deadline, Patton "is negotiating for a lead role" and "another lead has been offered to" Farrell. Patton, who played Imf agent Jane Carter in successful action film Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol alongside Tom Cruise, is seen as a Hollywood up and comer, while Farrell, the Irish actor best known for cult films such as In Bruges and Intermission, has attempted to find success with a string of mainstream roles in films such as Total Recall, Miami Vice and Alexander.
Warcraft – the movie – has been in the works since at least 2006, when Blizzard, the company behind World of Warcraft, announced it had »
- Andrew Pulver
The UK has seen a pretty awesome summer in 2013 compared to recent years. But as brilliant as constant sunshine is a welcome change to the usual rain in June or snow in April, some of us here at Digital Spy can't help but choose autumn as our favourite season of the year. And autumn has arrived today!
Sun is still around, a cool breeze is in the year, trees and falling leaves look like a beautiful painting, and we can start wearing cosy jumpers. So for those who love this time of year, DS has compiled a list of 12 great autumnal movies for the 12 equinox hours to get you in the mood.
While the time-travel elements may be confusing and make little sense, this underrated gem reunites Speed's Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock in a film that really showcases the beauty of autumn throughout.
With much »
Five of the best examples of child-friendly censorship of sweary film dialogue
Film-makers tend not to consider whether their completed work will be suitable for an airing on mainstream TV.
Thank goodness they don't, otherwise we wouldn't have been treated to these creatively child-friendly edits of previously sweary lines from films. Have you seen any others? Let us know in the thread below
I'm sure we're all familiar with the original "yippee-ki-yay" line uttered by John McClane in the first Die Hard film. However, it wasn't until Die Hard 2 was shown on TV that we were treated to this timeless version referencing a mysterious Mr Falcon instead.
Reading on mobile? Watch the clip on YouTube
Never before have we seen Samuel L Jackson so visibly concerned about snakes that engage primates in combat on a plane that is operational solely from Monday to Friday. »
I caught The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and You're Next in theaters this week. I also caught Short Term 12 last Sunday afternoon and I've now seen the first five Zatoichi films as I caught New Tale of Zatoichi (1963), Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963) and Zatoichi on the Road (1963) on Hulu Plus this weekend and am hoping to watch more very soon. In addition to that, last night I watched Howard Hawks' El Dorado, which I recorded on AMC so I could fast forward over the five minute commercial breaks and then I finished In Bruges, which I had started late the night before. Both are great films, but I was kicking myself while In Bruges came to a close for not taking notes of all the screen grabs I would have liked to take in order to create a Paused article for it. Shame. With that, I didn't watch »
- Brad Brevet
Of all the brilliant Davids who've churned out the quality HBO dramas that have made the premium network so indispensable, David Milch has the most erratic record. His tremendous Western "Deadwood" was, despite the acclaim the series was given, canceled after three seasons, a pair of promised wrap-up movies never coming together. The utterly bewildering but still compelling surfing saga "John From Cincinnati" was killed off (with less protest) after a single season, while "Luck," Milch's 2012 horse racing drama collaboration with Michael Mann, was doing well enough to be renewed until the deaths of three thoroughbreds during production led HBO to end the series. Milch's next project at the network just received a pilot order and, according to Deadline, is set to star Irish actor Brendan Gleeson ("In Bruges") in his first Us TV series. Entitled "The Money," the drama is about wealth and corruption amongst the 1%, with Gleeson set to play James Castman, »
- Alison Willmore
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