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Thanks to USA Today, we now have the first photos from the upcoming "Twelve Years a Slave" film, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, and Sarah Paulson. Check them out below. Plot: The movie is based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup (Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, who was abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (from slave owner played by Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Pitt) will forever alter his life. The new movie is directed by Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) and is set to hit theaters on December 27th. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
Based on the 1853 autobiography of freed slave Solomon Northrup, Hunger and Shame director Steve McQueen lends his unique style and vision to Twelve Years a Slave, which follows Northrup's (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) twelve years in captivity, from his abduction and selling into slavery, to his eventual meeting a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) who changes his life forever. Mcqueen staple, Micheal Fassbender, is on hand in a rare bad guy role as Northrup's malevolent owner, with the cast being rounded up by Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, and Ruth Negga (who will next be seen alongside Pitt in World War Z). USA Today have the first images from the project, which, if it is anything like Mcqueen's other works, will definitely be one to watch out for. Released: 27th December (U.S.)/ 25th January 2014 (U.K./Irl) »
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12 Years A Slave is the next film from director Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) and it has a stellar cast for his adaptation of the autobiography of Solomon Northup. USA Today has the first images from the movie and it features Chiwetel Ejiofor (who plays Northup) as well as Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender. 12 Years A Slave also stars Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt and Quvenzhané Wallis. Synopsis: 12 Years a Slave is based »
- Jesse Giroux
It’s a real testament to the brilliance of director Steve McQueen, that we no longer have to write “No, not that one” after his name. He’s become a legend in his own right with films such as Hunger and Shame to his name. His latest, 12 Years A Slave, looks to be just as impressive as those two films, and we’d bet the left side of our faces that you won’t be finding Django Unchained style violence and comedy here.
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as an educated black man who is tricked away from his home and soon sold into slavery. Based on the autobiographical writings of Solomon Northup, the film will chart Solomon’s years as a slave. The following images give a great impression of McQueen’s continuing visual style, along with some detailed costume work.
12 Years A Slave is released in the Us on 27th »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
After Hunger and Shame, director Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender appear able to do no wrong, so we have high hopes of their latest collaboration Twelve Years A Slave. Based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup, it's the story of a free man tricked and captured and sold into slavery in the American south in the 19th century.Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Northup, with Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps, the sadistic man who planter who 'owned' him for most of his tenure as a slave. Sarah Paulson plays Epps' wife, with fellow slaves played by Beasts Of The Southern Wild's Dwight Henry and newcomer Lupita Nyongo. Nyongo plays Patsey, who has what's described as a "volatile relationship" with Epps, much to the dismay of both Paulson and Ejiofor's characters. Benedict Cumberbatch plays a more sympathetic slave owner, to the extent that that's a thing.Click image above for more images »
Steve McQueen (Shame, Hunger) is back with his third feature film, and the first images have been released. Based on Solomon Northup‘s 1853 autobiography, McQueen’s latest, is just what it sounds like. The film which the director describes as “a very painful, brutal experience,” follows Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery. McQueen says his journey “was the Anne Frank story of America of that time” comparing the central character to a Sidney Poitier or even Harry Belafonte type. There’s a certain kind of class and dignity about him. He brings that with him wherever he goes.” The film boasts an incredible cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Alfre Woodard, Garret Dillahunt, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Scoot McNairy, Sarah Paulson, Michael K. Williams, Chris Chalk, Dwight Henry, Quvenzhane Wallis and Brad Pitt, who doubles as producer. Fox Searchlight »
- Kyle Reese
Today we get our first look at Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave. Based on a true story, the film is said to be more brutal than his previous two efforts, Shame and Hunger. Considering that both of those, while excellent, were extremely tough watches, I cannot even imagine what McQueen has in store for us with his upcoming flick.
A slave drama set in the deep south, those who have seen it describe the film as “Django Unchained without the comedy.” It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, “a free man tricked, captured and sold into slavery in the film based off of Northup’s autobiography.” Supporting Ejiofor are Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Paul Giamatti, among others. Quite the cast, eh?
Thanks to USA Today, we now have our first look at the film. In the photos seen below we catch a glimpse of many of the main stars, »
- Matt Joseph
A movie by U.K. helmer Steve McQueen is always cause for celebration, but this one sounds like it's going to be his most brutal. And it's not like "Hunger" or "Shame" were easy walks in the park either. Based in a true story, McQueen's latest, "12 Years A Slave," is just what it sounds like, a harsh slave drama set in the South. In fact, someone on Twitter the other day says a friend saw it and described it as "Django Unchained" without the comedy. Sounds like a bundle of laughs, right? Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, the actor plays Solomon Northup, a free man tricked, captured and sold into slavery in the film based off of Northup's autobiography. The rest of the cast is rather stellar too and features Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson and Alfre Woodard. USA Today has a first look from »
- Edward Davis
The very first images from Steve McQueen's ( Hunger , Shame ) Twelve Years a Slave are now online, courtesy of USA Today . Check them out below! Set for release on December 27, Twelve Years a Slave is based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, who was abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon.s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. The film, featuring a script by McQueen and John Ridley, also stars Paul Dano, Benedict »
This Friday sees the release of Paul Hyett’s directorial debut with intensely dark survival thriller, The Seasoning House. The man responsible for most of the best and most realistic make-up effects in modern British cinema (The Descent, Eden Lake, Hunger), is perhaps the UK equivalent of American master Rick Baker. He also had a hand in the script in which a orphaned deaf mute (Rosie Day) is enslaved to care for the women forced into prostitution during the harrowing Bosnian war, but begins plotting her brutal revenge when the sadistic soldiers (led by Sean Pertwee) that murdered her family, come calling.
We had the opportunity to speak to one of the leads, genuine cult British actor Kevin Howarth, who plays the conflicted boss of the crumbling brothel, Viktor, who despite his despicable duties has the most fascinating journey in the nail-biting fright flick. His breakout role in Julian Richard’s acclaimed found-footage thriller, »
- Craig Hunter
New X Men,Days Of Future Past set pic shows more Jennifer Lawrence Mystique & Afro chick. Recently, Comicbookmovie.com,served up a couple,new,set pics from the set of the huge "X-men: Days Of Future Past," and it gives us a new look at Oscar Award winning/Hunger Games actress, Jennifer Lawrence, back in action,reprising her Mystique role,along with some other cute chick,sporting some major afro action. We're not sure what afro chick's role is in the flick,but it looks like she could be important. The movie stars: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore. The new movie revolves around the idea of an alternate future for Marvel's mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels. »
Directed by Daniele Vicari.
A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.
Watching Diaz as someone with no understanding - beyond having read a synopsis attached to this DVD - of the historical events on which it’s based fortified both its strengths and weaknesses. It’s an angry, political film with little political context included for the uninitiated. It’s a humanist film but built around a reductive, almost archetypal ‘good vs evil’ conflict.
Of course, speaking as someone ignorant about the real events, this may be an entirely accurate depiction. But the level of its bias towards the fresh-faced young protestors, all pretty and liberal (in the most broadly-drawn sense) and against the thick-set, furrowed-browed, uniformed police and politicians, only serves to make one suspicious about what’s not being shown. »
- Flickering Myth
New X Men,Days Of Future Past set pic shows more Mystique action with Jennifer Lawrence. Recently, a few,new,set pics from the set of the upcoming "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" action flick,hit the net ,and this one looks pretty interesting as it gives us a new glimpse of Oscar Award winning actress,Jennifer Lawrence, roaming the set in her blue, Mystique "get-up." She appeared to be playful and fun on the set. As you can imagine, Jen has been quite busy as she just finished up the big Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire filming. Days of Future Past stars: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore. The new flick revolves around the idea of an alternate future for Marvel's mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, »
★★★☆☆ Almost twenty years after Interview with the Vampire (1994), eclectic Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan returns to horror with an uneven but literate canter through a rich canon of vampire mythology. Byzantium's (2012) novelistic sweep covers the breadth of the folkloric canon, from Bram Stoker to Stephenie Meyer. While there's frequently a lack of coherent purpose in the indiscriminate influence-hopping, Byzantium has sufficient panache to sustain itself with its considered comment on gender in genre pictures. The strong performances and handsome photography also go some way to compensate for the vamp drama's chronic lack of discipline.
Byzantium centres around single mother and vampire Clara (Gemma Arterton) who supports her reserved sister Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) by soliciting around the amusement arcades of rundown English seaside towns. While Clara is out on the streets, Eleanor spends her days lost in introspection; writing her life's story and wandering the beaches plagued by visions of herself »
- CineVue UK
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release Date: June 28, 2013
Trailer Score: 8/10
Thoughts by Tsr: I was under the impression that this was another PG-13 vampire fantasy aimed primarily at teenagers, so when I clicked play I was very surprised to see Byzantium had earned an R rating. I’ve had a little bit of interest in this one thanks to Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley, and Tom Hollander, but I still didn’t expect to like the trailer quite this much. While it’s not a knockout that has me rushing to the theater to pre-order tickets or anything, Neil Jordan looks to have crafted a beautiful fantasy that is worthy of attention at the end of June.
Ronan, Riley, and Hollander were the main selling points before this trailer. Ronan looks to do a pretty good job conveying how being 16 forever would be a burden, »
- Shane T. Nier
New X Men,Days Of Future Past set pic shows first look Mystique Aka Jennifer Lawrence. Recently, "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" movie director, Bryan Singer, dropped this new set pic,which gives us our first look at the very busy,Oscar Award winning actress, Jennifer Lawrence in action as the Mystique/Raven character. Just getting off from filming the big Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire flick, you can imagine how overworked she is at this point,but she is definitely looking good in that skin-tight body suit. The movie stars: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore. The new flick is based on the storyline, which introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel's mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels. »
Here’s your first look at “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence trying the blue paint on again from the set of Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. I don’t think anyone is still going to confuse Lawrence for Rebecca Romijn even in the sequel, but hey, maybe she’ll grow into the tall former supermodel by the third prequel. Singer titles this tweet as “Jennifer Lawrence as a vengeful Mystique”, which sounds interesting, since the last time we saw Mystique, she had gone off with Magneto, thus fulfilling the character’s arc. As you’ll recall, the first time we saw the character (as an adult) in Singer’s “X-Men”, she was already a member of Magneto’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Why is she “vengeful” in the “Days of Future Past”, though? First look: #JenniferLawrence as a vengeful #Mystique. #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast twitter.com/BryanSinger/st… — Bryan Singer »
Funding for screen version of Jake Chapman's 2008 novel, written and directed by the artist brothers, to be secured from the art world
The Chapman brothers, Jake and Dinos, are to become the latest British artists to transfer their work to the world of film with a planned feature-length adaptation of Jake's debut novel, The Marriage of Reason and Squalor.
Published in 2008, Chapman's book is a typically jagged satire of the paperback romance novel. The story centres on bride-to-be Chlamydia Love and her dalliance with the "devilishly unattractive" writer Helmut Mandragorass. The Chapmans plan to co-direct the film adaptation, for which they are currently writing a screenplay.
The Marriage of Reason and Squalor opens with Love gifted a desert island by her fiancee. Matters soon turn awry when the young woman develops a fascination with Mandragorass, the property's rightful owner. A battle begins over the island and, ultimately, Chlamydia's love. »
- Ben Child
Clio Barnard, whose film has been described as 'hauntingly perfect', says Brits should be 'very proud' of their native industry
There may be no British film in the main competition for the Palme D'Or this year, but that has not stopped a Yorkshirewoman from becoming the toast of Cannes. Clio Barnard's film The Selfish Giant has already been described as "hauntingly perfect" and "jaggedly moving" by critics as it premieres in the Director's Fortnight section of the film festival, with the director herself hailed as a significant new voice in British cinema.
And, despite gloominess about the complete absence of a UK presence from the main Cannes competition lineup, Britons should embrace their native film industry, according to Barnard. "We should be very proud of, in the same way that we should be proud of the NHS," she said.
While "the rest of the world responds to it", she said, »
- Charlotte Higgins
In a frantic run-up to the annual film market, a cloudburst of English-language movies has swept onto the international stage.
“It’s nightmarish, amazing. This is going to be one of the busiest Cannes ever,” said Ivan Boeing of Brazilian distributor Imagem.
Martin Moszkowicz, at Germany’s Constantin, agrees that last year was robust but this year is even more so.
“There’s a huge number of projects being offered. We’ve gotten well over 200 projects over the last two or three weeks,” he said.
But he cautioned that two-thirds of projects received weren’t ready to come on to the market because they didn’t have a finished screenplay, or a director or cast fully attached.
And without these elements, there’s no guarantee they will happen.
“For the last year or two, studios have been offloading films like ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones,’ ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Solace’ and ‘The »
- John Hopewell and Dave McNary
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