8 items from 2016
Mark Harrison Oct 11, 2016
We salute the film work of one of Britain's very best, and most versatile, film actors: Mr Eddie Marsan...
Eddie Marsan isn't just one of the best British actors working today – he's also one of the busiest, appearing in all kinds of supporting roles in major movies, while also appearing on TV a lot, on both sides of the Atlantic. He was fantastic as the latter lead in BBC One's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell last year and he's also a regular on Showtime's Ray Donovan as Ray's brother Terry, an ex-boxer suffering from Parkinson's disease.
On the big screen though, it's Marsan's versatility that really makes him so watchable. He's had attention grabbing turns in minor roles in blockbusters like Hancock, Mission: Impossible III and Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films, but he's also at home amongst a big ensemble in more serious fare like Spielberg »
Just a little less than three weeks to go now until the crazy ones are unleashed at a local theater near you. Earlier today, Warner Bros. Pictures & WaterTower Music (via Film Music Reporter) officially unveiled the full track list for the Suicide Squad: Original Motion Picture Score, which features original compositions from Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price (Gravity; Fury; The World's End). The album is not currently available to pre-order, but it is expected to become available worldwide on digital platforms August 5 with Sony Classical expected to release a physical copy on August 12. Icymi: Full details on Suicide Squad: The Album Check out the full track list below: 1. Task Force X 2. Arkham Asylum 3. I’m Going To Figure This Out 4. You Make My Teeth Hurt 5. I Want To Assemble A Task Force 6. Brother Our Time Has Come 7. A Serial Killer Who Takes Credit Cards 8. A Killer App 9. That »
It may be a holiday weekend, but work on Suicide Squad isn't slowing down, something which is evident from a behind the scenes photo which has been shared on social media by director David Ayer. For those of you wondering, composer Steven Price (The World's End, Gravity) wrote the score for the movie which revolves around Task Force X, and you can actually get a new look at Harley Quinn below. String section hard at work #SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/eyKpDqzPZi — David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 28, 2016 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. »
Who are the funniest, wackiest, cleverest, wittiest comic actors in the history of film and television? Take a look at our list and see who we came up with.
The top 25 laugh-getters…
#25…George Carlin: Probably the best stand-up comedian of all-time. He brilliantly satirized American culture, mixing his liberal social commentary with an often unapologetically coarse and dirty style of language. His penchant for obscenities was most evident in his trademark routine “Seven words you can never say on television”. No one was better at mocking the excesses of American culture than Carlin.
#24…Robin Williams: He had a manic energy and great improvisational skills. His hyper, free-form style inspired many comedians to follow, such as Jim Carrey. He shot to fame in the TV series Mork & Mindy, before breaking away to very successful movie career, appearing in films like Good Morning Vietnam, The World According to Garp, Mrs. Doubtfire and Popeye. »
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Deadline has learned that the lovely Miss Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, The World's End) will star opposite Christian Bale in Hostiles, a planned western from Bale's Out Of The Furnace director Scott Cooper. The 1892-set epic will follow "a legendary Army captain (Bale) who agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands." Pike has been cast as a... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Is the movie comedy that pushes two hours and change really a modern problem? And why are so many comedies so long?
Shakespeare wrote "Brevity is the soul of wit", which partly explains why there's only one good joke in Hamlet. John Michael McDonagh (Calvary, The Guard) said in an interview with this site “if it takes you two hours to tell a story you have failed as a filmmaker. 105 minutes tops is all you need if you're talented.”
The recent Tina Fey/Amy Poehler film Sisters is two hours long. While I enjoyed it, and laughed a lot, it starts to drag slightly in the middle of the party sequence, and feels like it might have benefited from a more brutal editing, killing some darlings and indulgence. It is a film with more to it than creating laughter, but not to the extent that it doesn't »
This week, the folks at Screen Junkies have decided to put Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" on the carving block with their latest Honest Trailer, and they certainly kick the movie around a bit. Read More: Interview: Edgar Wright Talks 'The World's End,' Completing The Cornetto Trilogy, 'Ant-Man' & Much More I was under the impression that everyone thought 'Scott Pilgrim' was pretty rad, but Screen Junkies declare the movie to prioritize style over substance, to be filled with unlikeable characters, and to feel like you're watching someone else playing a video game. Ouch. For me, as a slice of the moment of adolescence where you have to start thinking outside your own self-involved box funneled through indie rock, video games, and manga and realized with genuine passion, it's pretty terrific. Give the Honest Trailer a look below, and let us know if Screen »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Price previously collaborated with Ayer on the WW2 tank film "Fury," won an Oscar in 2014 for his work on Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and did the robust scores for both Joe Cornish's "Attack the Block" and Edgar Wright's "The World's End".
"This iteration of him, people will realize there really is a continuity of history - there is a lot of respect for what the Joker represents, who he is as a character. He is the best known villain in fiction so there's an »
- Garth Franklin
8 items from 2016
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