8 items from 2012
Long ago, in the before time, I put forth five names to replace Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock in a "Daredevil" movie. Fast-forward two years and two months later and, yes, we have a director, but we still do not have a Man Without Fear.
Recently, David Slade said that there is no "Daredevil" update at the moment, with progress moving slowly on the loose adaptation of Frank Miller's "Born Again" arc. To do our small part in speeding things along, I thought we should revisit the idea of casting Murdock for the "Daredevil" reboot. Mostly new names this time around, with one of the old guys hanging on because he's still my personal favorite.
Read on for "Daredevil" casting suggestions, round two!
He's 6'5", 220 pounds, and even if there aren't two of him, one will do the trick. Years ago, I was one of those people »
- Josh Wigler
Josh Hartnett has left CAA, and he has been making the rounds of agencies looking for new representation. Even though they might be unexcited by his recent movies like Bunraku and Girl Walks Into A Bar, the agencies are all over him. Who can blame them? This is a strapping young guy who can act and is only 33. I thought he was going to be a big star when he made Pearl Harbor and especially Black Hawk Down. While occasional films reminded of his potential — how great was Hartnett in 30 Days Of Night, maybe the coolest vampire movie since From Dusk Till Dawn? – for the most part he has leaned toward indie, artsy fare. I can still remember in the early 2000s when Hartnett was offered the Superman role by Warner Bros in a three-picture deal that potentially could have paid him $100 million. He turned it down because he didn »
- MIKE FLEMING
With the film portion of the South By Southwest Film Festival slowly winding down -- and with those crazy music-only people seemingly turning Austin into a deleted scene from "Southland Tales" -- what better time to give out some festival awards! SXSW did just that on Tuesday night, honoring the graffiti drama "Gimme the Loot" and the rock documentary "Beware of Mr. Baker," about Cream drummer Ginger Baker. Fun! Other winners included Richard Linklater's "Bernie" and even "X-Men: First Class"? Sure thing. Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Emerging Visions, Midnighters, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal and Festival Favorites Audience Awards will be announced separately Saturday, but for now, check out these SXSW winners. Feature Film Jury Awards Documentary Feature Competition Grand Jury Winner: "Beware of Mr. Baker" Director: Jay Bulger Narrative Feature Competition Grand Jury Winner: "Gimme The Loot" Director: Adam Leon Special Jury Recognition for Performance: Jamie Chung - "Eden »
- Christopher Rosen
It's competition time here again at Flickering Myth and we have two Blu-ray copies of director Guy Moshe's martial-arts action epic Bunraku to give away to our readers in our latest exclusive Twitter contest.
Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the giveaway...
"In a world without guns, a mysterious drifter (Josh Hartnett; 30 Days of Night) arrives in a strange town terrorised by the ruthless Woodcutter (Ron Perlman; Hellboy) and his army of thugs, headed by the vicious Killer #2 (Kevin McKidd; Grey's Anatomy). The drifter is forced to trust a young samurai (Japanese superstar Gackt) looking to restore his family's honour, and the local bartender (Woody Harrelson; The Hunger Games) with his own secret score to settle, as they team up to destroy the Woodcutter's tyrannical and corrupt regime. Using cutting-edge visuals and breathtaking fight choreography, Bunraku, also starring Demi Moore (Margin Call), is a »
Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to worthwhile titles currently streaming on Netflix Instant Watch. This week we offer alternatives to Safe House, The Vow, & Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D.
Facing off against the Galactic Empire in theaters this weekend are two ill-matched secret agents and a pair of lovers more beautiful than lucky. But if this isn’t enough to satisfying your thirst for action, adventure and romance, you’re in luck as we’ve got some choice titles that are Now Streaming.
Ryan Reynolds is a desk-bound secret agent thrown into the fray when a disgraced ex-operative (Denzel Washington) barges into his safe house, throwing his whole world into free-for-all. Vera Farmiga co-stars.
Craving crime thrillers?
Blitz (2011) Jason Stratham stars as a furious cop who channels his overdrive aggression into tracking down a grisly serial killer. »
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It's been a rough year for Demi Moore. Her highly publicized split with husband Ashton Kutcher following his cheating scandal led to a dramatic weight loss that received plenty of media press. After many months of the public focusing on her impending divorce, it seemed as though things were looking up for the 49-year-old actress when she signed on to the upcoming film "Lovelace," which stars Amanda Seyfried and Peter Saarsgard. But after being hospitalized on Monday for exhaustion and since being checked into rehab, it turns out that she won't be a part of the movie after all.
Moore's representative confirmed to People that she will no longer be playing female rights activist Gloria Steinem in the upcoming movie. This was the only upcoming movie on Moore's slate. So what does this mean for her film career?
It's unclear just how big a part the Steinem role is in "Lovelace. »
- Terri Schwartz
Riddick's a wanted man throughout the galaxy, and the latest bad guy hot on his trail could be the famous Spanish actor Jordi Molla.
Molla would play yet another mercenary hunting down Riddick (Vin Diesel) on that crusty prison planet of Crematoria. As Santana, Molla would head up a group of mercs on the hunt for our eyeball-enhanced ex-con.
Apparently, there are a lot of folks who want a piece of Riddick in the next installment of the franchise. Yesterday, news broke that "BSG" alum Katee Sackhoff has signed on the dotted line to play a mercenary as well, although it's not clear if she'll be part of Santana's crew or working on her own.
The third movie »
- Jenni Miller
With the Brooklyn-based indie band Grizzly Bear providing the perfect score for Derek Cianfrance‘s drama Blue Valentine, we’ve been eager to get news on who will take care of his crime film The Place Beyond the Pines. It looks like it will get a bit more edge, with the announcement of a composer today via press release.
Faith No More frontman and Mr. Bungle singer Mike Patton has signed on to do the score. No other details provided, but we can look towards his work on Crank: High Voltage, as well as providing songs to films like Black Hawk Down. Patton is also no stranger to other elements of film production, providing narration for last year’s Bunraku and work on I Am Legend. It is a surprising choice, but Cianfrance is said to be a big fan and I look forward to seeing how he fits in here. »
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8 items from 2012
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