5 items from 2015
[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Movies On Demand. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and past winners On Demand. Today's Throwback Thursday selection is "12 Years a Slave." This article originally ran during the 2013 awards season.]At this point, hardly anyone would mistake Steve McQueen -- the British-born, Amsterdam-based African-American director of "12 Years a Slave" -- with the late "Bullitt” star of the same name. The living McQueen started out as an acclaimed experimental shorts filmmaker before landing critical acclaim with his 2007 directorial debut "Hunger,” a spare, haunting portrait of an Ira fighter on a hunger strike during the late 1970's; he followed that up with another unsettling treatment of male physicality in crisis, the sex addiction drama "Shame.” Both movies starred Michael Fassbender as deeply troubled souls, and "12 Years a Slave” is no exception, though it has much bigger »
- Eric Kohn
At one time, 2015 was poised to be the biggest year at the movies in recorded cinematic history. But that was before Warner Bros. pushed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to 2016. Still, in the next twelve months, we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie, 2 Marvel adventures, a Terminator reboot, a Jurassic Park sequel, and a new 007. That's just the very tip top of this giant tasty cake. There are over a hundred big movies coming in 2015. We're taking a look at the best of the best. These are the movies you know you don't want to miss. Check it out as we delve into the 27 most anticipated movies of 2015!
1Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Release Date: December 18
Director: J.J. Abrams
What It's About: Continuing the Star Wars »
Back in November it was announced that Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings star Sean Bean is set to star in an upcoming six-part retelling of Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror classic Frankenstein, and now ITV has revealed the full cast and synopsis for the drama series The Frankenstein Chronicles.
Set in Georgian London in 1827, The Frankenstein Chronicles has been created by Emmy nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Torte Bluma) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma). In the drama’s opening sequences, the Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel (Tom Ward), following a successful operation by Thames River Police to apprehend a gang of opium smugglers, recruits Marlott (Sean Bean). As he stands on the water’s edge, Marlott makes a shocking discovery. The body of a dead child is washed up on the shore and on further examination of the corpse, he »
- Gary Collinson
Jennifer Lawrence has made a fast climb to the top. She has already worked with some of top actors and actresses in the game, including the likes of Bradley Cooper, Julianne Moore, Michael Fassbender and Robert De Niro, and has quickly become buds with one of the most sought-after filmmakers in the current business, David O. Russell. That said, there's always another door to be opened, and with the recent announcement that she will be teaming up with James Cameron, it looks like it's the Avatar mastermind who will be inviting her inside his cinematic abode. Recent reports show the Oscar-winning actress is re-teaming with Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence for the newly-announced film, entitled The Dive.a film which will be produced by Cameron. The film will tell the true story of freedivers Francisco "Pipin" Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, who made headlines for their attempts to break »
After Gravity blew your eardrums out of the airlock in 2013 with its seamless mix of sound effects and music, it was hard to imagine a film wowing just as much the year after, but 2014 was a year in which movie soundtracks became, if anything, even more intricate, from films about the nature of being a musician to those that replicated the noise of human existence for alien senses.
Before 2014 becomes a distant ringing in the ears, here are the top 14 movie soundtracks of the year.
Once you've heard Mica Levi's soundtrack to Under the Skin, everything else sounds both disappointing and even more exciting. I say 'soundtrack' because, like the best movies, Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi understands that sound and music are two halves of the same hastily-conceived metaphor. »
5 items from 2015
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