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Thanks to Dceu Facts, we’ve got a look at two new promotional posters for Suicide Squad, the first of which sees Task Force X assembled, and the second focussing on Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn; check them out here…
See Also: Theory: Enchantress is Suicide Squad’s main villain
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself? »
- Gary Collinson
Buoyed by the success of The Revenant, both in financial and critical circles, Paramount has snapped up the rights for Conquest, a new project that will reunite Leonardo DiCaprio with screenwriter Mark L. Smith.
Smith co-wrote The Revenant alongside director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and given that the raw tour-de-force is one of the early frontrunners going into this year’s Academy Awards, it’s clear that Paramount is keen to reassemble its pool of talent. First reported by Deadline, it’s understood that the studio fended off several other bidders in its process of securing Conquest, though beyond that there’s little-to-no information regarding plot or setting.
Conquest is by no means the only DiCaprio-fronted project populating Paramount’s slate, with the fast-tracked (and indeed long-in-development) The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America poised to reunite the Oscar-nominated actor with his good-luck charm, »
- Michael Briers
The stage is set for a David vs. Goliath battle at the 88th academy awards.
In one corner are the Goliath box office hits that Oscarcast viewers have heard of — and maybe even seen: This year’s top three on the nominations tally are Fox’s “The Revenant” (12 noms), Warner Bros.’ “Mad Max: Fury Road” (10) and Fox’s “The Martian” (seven).
Together, they’ve amassed over $1.2 billion at the global box office.
In the other corner are the likes of Fox Searchlight’s “Brooklyn,” which was acquired at Sundance and had a production budget of $11 million, and A24’s “Room,” which is the first best picture nominee for the emerging studio.
Together, they’ve made just over $40 million at the domestic box office (though neither one is close to finished, especially with three weeks to go until the Oscars).
Blockbuster Oscar winners such as “Rocky” and “Titanic” have given way »
- Geoff Berkshire and Tim Gray
Martin Scorsese Facts Age: 73 Born: Queens, New York Best Known For: Taxi Driver, New York New York, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Mean Streets, The Departed, Casino, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Gangs of New York, The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese is a living cinema legend, known as much for his film preservation as for the gritty gangsters of his action pictures. In 1980, he founded the Film Foundation, restoring nearly 700 films to date. His latest project is this...
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Johnny Depp claims he "tortured' 19-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio while they shot the amazing must-see Lasse Hallström film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," but from here it sounds like Leo was the annoying one.
JDepp was presented the Maltin Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival late last week, and he discussed Leo and the 1993 movie. "It was a hard time for me, that film, for some reason. I don't know why," Depp said (via People). That's when he said, of Leo, "I tortured him. I really did. He was always talking about these videos games, you know? I told you it was kind of a dark period. 'No, I will not give you a drag of my cigarette while you hide from your mother again, Leo.'"
If Leo was talking about video games and trying to bum cigarettes while he hid from his mother (sorry, but Lol »
- Gina Carbone
You won’t find it on the show’s IMDb page, but cocaine plays such a major role in HBO’s new ’70s drama Vinyl (premiering Feb. 14 at 9/8c) that its name ought to be wedged into the credits somewhere between Ray Romano and Olivia Wilde.
From the moment we meet Bobby Cannavale‘s Richie Finestra — the spiraling owner of the spiraling American Century record label — he’s got Peruvian dancing dust on the brain, and soon after, up his nose.
Richie is a man haunted by a horrible secret, »
Focus Features is returning to its roots and will merge with Universal Pictures International Productions (Upip) to form a global specialty brand with a burgeoning worldwide production and acquisitions pipeline.
Peter Kujawski, a Universal star who has served as managing director of Upip and scored hits for the studio with territory buys on The Wolf Of Wall Street, Boyhood and Room, will lead the new Focus Features as chairman.
Kujawski will transition into the role following the exit of Current Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel on April 1. Schlessel has worked on the merger over the last few months with Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley, who paid tribute to the executive said his departure was a mutual decision given that “his interests are not solely focused on the specialised film marketplace.”
Upip co-managing director Robert Walak will become president and illustrates the global perspective and filmmaker ties the studio is keen to foster. As former »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Join Oli as he argues which character will end up being Suicide Squad’s main villain – The Joker, Lex Luthor…or someone else?
Who do you think the main villain is in Suicide Squad? Let us know in the comments.
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Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th 2016 and sees David Ayer (Fury) directing a cast that includes Will Smith (Focus) as Deadshot, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (Terminator Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Viola Davis (The Help) as Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, Ray Olubowale (Resident Evil: Afterlife) as King Shark, Jay Hernandez (Hostel) as El Diablo, Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers) as Slipknot, Jim Parrack (Fury) as Johnny Frost, Ben Affleck »
- Oli Davis
The latest trailer for Suicide Squad has been given a DC Animated Universe makeover by YouTuber Reuven White, who has edited together a selection of clips from the likes of Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League to recreate the trailer for the DC Extended Universe supervillain team-up. Check it out here…
See Also: New TV spot for Suicide Squad
And if you want to revisit the real trailer, you can do so here…
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked »
- Gary Collinson
If you can't wait until Tuesday for the next installment of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, you're in luck - kind of. In the same vein, ABC is debuting its own true crime mini-series tonight, Madoff, a two-parter starring Richard Dreyfuss as Bernie Madoff, the financier who ran a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, and Blythe Danner as his wife Ruth. Fuzzy on the details? Ahead of the Madoff debut tonight at 8 p.m. Et on ABC, brush up on the facts you need to know: Who is Bernie Madoff?A world-famous New York City-based investor who was »
- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_
Even though 2016 will likely be remembered for the release of three of the biggest comic book movies ever - Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, & Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice - it will also most likely be looked back on as the year studios started taking bigger risks with more experimental, non-traditional, comic book affairs such as Deadpool, Suicide Squad, and Doctor Strange. The riskiest of the bunch is probably Warner Bros.' third DC Extended Universe adventure Suicide Squad, which is an ensemble piece directed by David Ayer and features a character roster full of supervillains, save for the Batman cameo. It's led by a cast featuring Academy Award-winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), two-time Academy Award-nominee Will Smith (Concussion), Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street), two-time Academy Award-nominee Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder), Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop), and Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher). An early listing for Funko Pop! »
Leonardo DiCaprio bear epic now vying with The Martian – another Fox movie – to be highest-grossing best picture contender in UK, as critically-hated Robert De Niro/Zac Efron comedy proves popular with public
Resisting the challenge of horny Robert De Niro and naked Zac Efron in Dirty Grandpa, Leonardo DiCaprio and the bear win it for a third week in a row, with third-weekend box-office figures of £2.28m. The Revenant’s total after 17 days is a spiffy £16.09m. That compares with £14.96m for DiCaprio’s last film, The Wolf of Wall Street, at the same stage of its run, putting The Revenant 8% ahead of the pace of the Scorsese hit. The Revenant is also mounting a challenge to The Martian in the competition to be the top grosser in the UK among this year’s eight best-picture Oscar nominees.
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- Charles Gant
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
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- Amie Cranswick
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Reimagined Movie of the Day: Mashable made a trailer that makes Star Wars into a Grindhouse movie: Mashup of the Day: Artist Jerome Gomez mixed together Star Wars and Blade Runner for a piece he titles "A Dark Jedi and a Renegade Princess" (via Live for Films): Misunderstood Movie of the Day: The Wolf of Wall Street is badly analyzed by an alien in the latest episode of Earthling Cinema: Fan Build of the Day: Learn how to make a replica golden snitch from the Harry Potter movies in the latest episode of Diy Prop Shop: Cosplay of the Day: Who wouldn't want another Hellboy sequel if all the characters were recast with pugs...
- Christopher Campbell
Eerie question: What do The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!, The Wiz Live!, and Grease Live! have in common? Eerier answer: They are all good. Seriously. They're glitzy live productions with some tepid acting (particularly in the case of The Sound of Music), but you tend to forgive their awkward moments because the live gimmick is, above all else, cute. It's like watching expensive, well-rehearsed high school theater. And that's a good thing. And it makes you miss high school theater. Fox's Grease Live!, which aired live on the East Coast on Sunday night, added nothing to what we already know of the classic 1978 movie musical (aside from a limp new ballad chirped by a pleasant-enough Carly Rae Jepsen), but it had all the infectiousness and emoji-big smiles you need from three hours of live musical entertainment. No one was begging for Grease to be stretched to the »
- Louis Virtel
#OscarsSoWhite has been trending (again) since the Academy announced their nominations for this year’s Oscars without including a single person of color — and users have taken to social media to post as many memes, GIFs and photos about the issue as they can. One user took Matthew McConaughey‘s chest beat from “The Wolf of Wall Street” and simply photoshopped an Oscar statue into the video. The famous “Danny DeVito, I love your work!” clip from “Mean Girls” was used in response to the actor speaking out on the diversity issue. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced what it referred. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
★★★☆☆The closing credit sequence of Adam McKay's The Other Guys inexplicably plays out with infographics on ponzi schemes, the immorality of big bank CEOs and just what a naughty boy Bernie Madoff was. In spite of unquestionable comedic wit - from numerous Will Ferrell offerings - it's hard to see how or why the director was chosen to bring Michael Lewis' straight-laced book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine to the big screen. Sporadically hilarious, dizzyingly dynamic and at times downright infuriating, The Big Short admirably attempts to distil the rhymes and riddles of complicated banking practice for a lay audience. Films of a similar ilk went for an approach of either less is more - Margin Call - or overtly more is more - The Wolf of Wall Street - but McKay's latest feature is all over the map.
- CineVue UK
Leonardo DiCaprio has had one of the most interesting and diverse careers in Hollywood. After all, not many actors can claim to have worked with James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan. On top of that, he has starred in a groundbreaking Shakespeare adaptation, an acclaimed summer blockbuster and the 12 year record holder as the highest grossing film of all time.
Now with the release of The Revenant, it’s the perfect time to celebrate DiCaprio’s many standout performances throughout his career.
Check out my top 5 performances from DiCaprio below and pray that he finally receives his Academy Award next month:
5. Inception (2010)
Before 2010 DiCaprio had carefully avoided both action blockbusters (no Titanic doesn’t count) and science fiction films. However, after a little known director called Christopher Nolan broke box office records with the universally acclaimed film The Dark Knight, he apparently changed his mind.
Inception is »
- Ben Read
If “The Wolf of Wall Street” took flak in some quarters for complicitly reveling in the glossy moral bankruptcy of its otherwise loaded brokers, the same accusation is unlikely to be leveled against “Equity.” Meera Menon’s refreshingly female-skewed financial thriller proves that the women of Wall Street can be just as cold-heartedly corrupt as the boys, but most viewers won’t be remotely seduced by the pitiless pressure-cooker environment its drawn-faced characters inhabit. Yet while the severity of the film’s environment convinces, the specifics of Amy Fox’s screenplay — tangled up in tech IPOs, post-Snowden security paranoia and venal investment banking practice — are less consistently persuasive. Snapped up by Sony Classics prior to its Sundance premiere, Menon’s film has a strong marketing hook in its more-novel-than-it-should-be gender purview; it may, however, find VOD a more bullish market.
Short of getting Leonardo DiCaprio to provide side commentary from a bubble bath, »
- Guy Lodge
In the wake of yet another slate of Oscar nominations dominated by white filmmakers and performers, plenty has been lost or exaggerated in a sea of hashtag activism. But despite any nuance about why films like “Beasts of No Nation,” “Creed” and “Straight Outta Compton” underperformed with the Academy, the issue trains a harsh spotlight on one undeniable fact: the Academy — and by extension, the entire industry — has a quantifiable racial bias.
As a result of the outcry, the organization is, frankly, under siege. Phones have been ringing off the hook at the Academy’s Beverly Hills headquarters. I’m told staff members were instructed not to talk about the controversy as moves were made behind the scenes last week to address it swiftly. And to a person, every Academy member I know is brimming with resentment over insinuations and outright accusations of racism.
I do have sympathy on that last point. »
- Kristopher Tapley
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