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There’s no doubting the influence that Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight saga has had on blockbuster cinema as a whole: his dark, gritty style has been adopted by numerous high-profile films, perhaps most obviously Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, which was about as Batman as a James Bond film could ever be short of kitting Daniel Craig out in a Batsuit. With a mountain of critical acclaim and an even bigger pile of money generated from Nolan’s franchise, the series is about as entertaining as Hollywood blockbusters can get, but even so, that doesn’t mean the films aren’t without their issues and gaping flaws that simply have to be accepted in order to still enjoy the movies.
Plot holes and dubious logic are highly abundant throughout all three films, as well as some unfortunate technical issues, while Nolan’s cold, “detached” directorial approach is also a bit of a problem, »
- Jack Pooley
Producer David Heyman also addresses the lack of Paddington's Wellington boots in the promo. He explains that author Michael Bond didn't originally include the boots, but that they were added when toys began being produced.
Colin Firth was originally due to voice the bear, but was replaced by Whishaw after it was decided by studio executives that his voice did not suit the character.
Paddington's world premiere will be held at Odeon Leicester Square on November 23, ahead of its UK release on November 28. »
The Coen Bros. – Joel and Ethan – are among that rarified group of filmmakers whose every project is eagerly anticipated with the assumption of excellence. This writing and directing team have been producing the highest quality cinema for over thirty years, and have almost never put a foot wrong. Inevitably, their work attracts the most interesting and talented casts and, though they often collaborate with particular performers regularly, they never shy away from adding new people to their routine roster. Their next film, Hail, Caesar! is no exception.
Set amid the Hollywood studio system of the 1950s, Hail, Caesar! follows Eddie Mannix – a ‘fixer’ whose own talents are tested when a star disappears during filming. George Clooney makes his fourth Coen Bros. appearance (after O Brother Where Art Thou, Intolerable Cruelty and Burn After Reading) in the lead role as Mannix, and will be supported by fellow Coen Bros favourites Josh Brolin »
- Sarah Myles
Susan Sarandon to play Marilyn Monroe’s mentally ill mom on Lifetime Sarandon will star in the miniseries “Marilyn,” based on the book "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.” Because of her mother’s mental instability, Marilyn Monroe lived in several foster homes and was a ward of the state during her childhood. Stephen Colbert takes us through his “Colbert Report” day Colbert reveals in a Slate podcast that he calls a script “that won’t kiss me back” a “bad girlfriend,” that he tests his audience by stroking his makeup artists hair, and that he only watches 10% of his shows. McDonald’s hires ex-“MythBuster” Grant Imahara to find out what’s in its food The hiring of Imahara is part of McDonald’s effort to become more transparent. Ben Whishaw to star in BBC America’s “London Spy” The “Skyfall” and “The Hour” actor will join Jim Broadbent »
- Norman Weiss
BBC America will launch new five-part miniseries, “London Spy,” created by best-selling author Tom Rob Smith and co-produced by BBC Two and Working Title Television. The thriller will star Ben Whishaw, known for his previous roles in “Skyfall” and the BBC drama “The Hour,” as Danny — an innocent, young romantic drawn into a dangerous world of espionage. He is joined by Jim Broadbent, who won an Academy Award in 2002 for his role in “Iris.” Also read: Ben Whishaw to Replace Colin Firth as Voice of ‘Paddington’ Also starring in the project are British actress Charlotte Rampling OBE, whose recent role in. »
- Ryan O'Connell
Watch the first trailer for Ron Howard’s action adventure In The Heart Of The Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex. The film is scheduled to open on March 13, 2015 in theatres and IMAX.
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.
In The Heart Of The Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, »
- Michelle McCue
Defy the odds with a new trailer & posters from director Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. Based on the incredible true story of former Olympian & WWII hero Louis Zamperini, the upcoming epic drama starring Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Miyavi, Garrett Hedlund & Finn Wittrock opens in theaters on December 25th, 2014.
Universal Pictures has launched the #IAmUnbroken project inspired by Louis Zamperini’s indomitable spirit. With his determination and resilience, Zamperini exemplified the strength of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle and remain Unbroken.
The #IAmUnbroken social movement works to spread inspiring stories of triumph over adversity, reminding us to live every day to the fullest and to never doubt the resilience of the human soul. To share your own #IAmUnbroken stories, or that of a loved one, visit www.IAmUnbroken.com.
By uploading videos, photos, and social media posts with hashtag #IAmUnbroken, a few select stories will be chosen »
- Michelle McCue
I never pictured Ron Howard as much of a Roland Emmerich guy, but that's the unexpected spirit exploding off the trailer for his latest film, "In the Heart of the Sea." The film tells the true story the American whaleship "Essex" and its ill-fated run-in with a mighty sperm whale in November 1820. The story became the basis for Herman Melville's contemplative novel "Moby Dick." Howard's version of the story looks more like that time the Kraken ate Jack Sparrow, a beefed up, seafaring 'Apollo 13.' That's not bad thing. Staring Chris Hemsworth as First Mate Owen Chase, the film recounts the crew's experience surviving the Jaws-on-steroids high seas encounter. Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Jordi Molla are all aboard as costars, with Tom Holland and Brendan Gleeson playing young and old versions of the narrator. Charles Leavitt ("Blood Diamond," upcoming "Warcraft") wrote the original draft of the script, »
- Matt Patches
Warner Bros. has premiered the first trailer for Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea, an 1820s set film telling the story of a whaling ship and the real-life maritime disaster that would inspire Herman Melville's "Moby Dick". The film stars Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as the vessel's veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight Rises) as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light. In the Heart of the Sea is set to hit theaters on March 15, 2015, watch the trailer below. sb id="1058859" height="360" width="640" In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. »
- Brad Brevet
In the Heart of the Sea (based on a book of the same name) tells the true story of a shipping voyage that would go on to inspire the classical tale of Moby Dick, and today brings the first trailer and poster for Ron Howard's upcoming adaptation. Come inside to check them out!
Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth are back together, this time in a period piece out on the high seas. I wasn't sure what to think about this story when I first hear about it, but having seen this trailer, I'm definitely excited to know more. While the human drama elements will most surely be at the forefront, it's pretty obvious that at it's core, In the Heart of the Sea is a disaster flick. I love these kinds of films and Ron Howard does a great job with them (look at Apollo 13), by combining engaging »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer and photos from Ron Howard's upcoming action adventure “In the Heart of the Sea,” based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.
“In the Heart of the Sea” stars Chris Hemsworth (“The Avengers,” “Rush”) as the vessel’s veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall”) as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.
Tom Holland (“The Impossible”) also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson (“Edge ofTomorrow”) as the same man, 30 years later. Spanish actor Jordi Mollá (“Riddick”) is the captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.
- Kellvin Chavez
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Javier Bardem is in early talks to star as a villainous character opposite Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Bardem would play a ghost pirate seeking revenge. The fifth installment of the series is scheduled to shoot in February, aiming for release in 2017. Bardem previously played villains to superb effect in the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men and the James Bond adventure Skyfall (above). [The Wrap] Jurassic World: Director Colin Trevorrow debuted the first official poster for Jurassic World via social media, featuring the tag line: "The Park Is Open." It doesn't tell us anything new about the movie, which is heading to theaters on June 12, 2015, but the dark...
- Peter Martin
Unnerving charisma factory Javier Bardem could be giving Johnny Depp a run for his booty when Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 starts shooting in Australia. The actor is reportedly close to signing up as Jack Sparrow’s latest nemesis, following in the footsteps of Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy and Ian McShane. His character will apparently share the supernatural tendencies of Nighy’s tentacle-faced Davy Jones and Rush’s undead pain in the backside Barbossa. Anyone who’s seen Bardem in No Country For Old Men or Skyfall knows he can do spooky in spades, so Sparrow may have quite a fight on his greasy, no good hands.
Depp and Bardem previously worked together on Before Night Falls, where the former famously appeared in drag. While the casting has yet to be confirmed, I can’t see the Spanish star dragging his heels too long over the prospect of a sun-drenched escapade messing about in boats. »
- Steve Palace
Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 - currently going by the nice and short title of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - is finally heading into production earlier next year. The film will shoot mainly in Australia, and Johnny Depp will be reprising the role of Captain Jack Sparrow again. Furthermore, Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are locked in to direct, with Jerry Bruckheimer producing.
And as the start date for the movie edges just a little closer, a major piece of casting news has dropped. Clearly the Pirates Of The Caribbean team were quite fond of Skyfall, as they're reportedly in early discussions with Javier Bardem to take on the role of the villain in the new film.
Nobody is saying anything official about this thus far, »
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Javier Bardem is in early talks to star as a villainous character opposite Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Bardem would play a ghost pirate seeking revenge. The fifth installment of the series is scheduled to shoot in February, aiming for release in 2017. Bardem previously played villains to superb effect in the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men and the James Bond adventure Skyfall (above). [The Wrap]...
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Bardem is reportedly set to play a ghost captain who blames Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow for the death of his brother and is searching for a supernatural object to aid him.
Another key role yet to be cast is a love interest for Depp, a woman who is accused of being a witch. Joachim Ronnin and Espen Sandbreg are directing the film.
Geoffrey Rush is also reportedly set to return as Barbosa in the project which begins a five month shoot next year in Australia.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Javier Bardem seems to love playing villains. A couple of his best villainous roles include Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men and Silva in Skyfall. Now according to The Wrap, the actor is in talks to play the villain in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film, which might be titled Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Christoph Waltz was previously rumored to be up for the role of Captain Brand, but the latest report claims that Bardem currently holds the offer and is in discussions. If cast, the actor would join Johnny Depp. It was also recently revealed that Orlando Bloom would reprise his role if the studio offered it to him. He did say that there have been some discussions.
- Joey Paur
Back in 2012, Javier Bardem used his special brand of terrifying charisma to benefit a franchise when he starred alongside Daniel Craig in the Sam Mendes James Bond film Skyfall. His presence having enhanced that movie to an extreme degree, now another major Hollywood series is looking to bring him on board as a villain. The Hollywood Reporter has gotten word that the Academy Award-winning actor is now in negotiations to play the central antagonist in Disney's upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Should he sign on, he would be joining a cast that only contains regulars so far: Johnny Depp is coming back to once again play the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, and Geofrey Rush will be reprising his role as the dread pirate Barbossa. Not much is known about the script for Pirates of the Caribbean 5, but this new casting report delivers a good »
Javier Bardem is reportedly in early discussions to play the villain in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film.
According to The Wrap, Bardem has been approached to play Captain Brand, a ghost out for revenge against Sparrow, who he blames for his brother's murder.
Meanwhile, Geoffrey Rush has been tipped to reprise his role as Barbossa, while new characters could reportedly include a British soldier and a young girl Rush is protecting.
Oscar winner Javier Bardem is in talks to join Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment in Disney’s blockbuster franchise to be helmed by Kon-Tiki‘s Joachim Ronnin and Espen Sandbreg. Oscar-nominated for his lead turns in Before Night Falls (2000) and Biutiful (2010), Bardem nabbed his lone Academy Award win when he took on the role of stone-cold killer Anton Chigurh in 2007’s No Country For Old Men. The Spanish thesp also gave one of his career-best performances playing the Bond villain Silva in 2012’s Skyfall. Pirates 5 is set for a July 7, 2017, debut.
- The Deadline Team
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