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Ahoy folks! Yesterday afternoon, the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards announced some more honorees, so of course that means it’s time for a new installment of the Hollywood Film Awards Series. A whole bunch of new Oscar contenders have been feted here, with Joel Edgerton, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay, and Carey Mulligan chief among them. There’s also the animated feature Inside Out, so this is a pretty jam packed group today. I’ll be giving them moments in the sun below, but for a few, the Academy will have a bigger honor waiting for them soon enough…potentially even in the form of a gold statue. Here are the honors that were just announced for the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards: “Hollywood Actress Award” Carey Mulligan for Suffragette “Hollywood Breakout Actor Award” Joel Edgerton for Black Mass “Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award” Adam McKay for The Big Short »
- Joey Magidson
“Young and pretty with a soul of pure steel, Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) is a good girl married to one of the worst baddies in town. When her husband Bill (Noah Emmerich) turns against his own gang, the vicious Bishop Boys, and returns home barely alive with eight bullets in his back, Jane knows it’s time to ditch the dress for a pair of pants and strap on her own gun. As the relentless leader John Bishop (Ewan McGregor) gears up for revenge, Jane’s best hope for her family’s survival rests with her old love Dan Frost (Joel Edgerton) – a gunslinger whose hatred for »
- Scott J. Davis
There's not much in the film world that Russia's Fedor Bondarchuk doesn't do and do very well. One of the nation's most popular actors he is also a hugely acclaimed director (Stalingrad, Inhabited Island, 9th Company)while his Art Pictures Studio is one of the nation's most reliable producers. And Bondarchuk has both his actor and producer hats on for the upcoming Warrior (Воин).The formula here is a familiar one, the story of a pair of brothers on a collision course to meet in the ring as both try to support their families and, yes, it certainly appears to be yet another officially sanctioned remake of Gavin O'Connor's 2011 picture of the same title. And rather a well done one.No subtitles on the trailer, unfortunately, but...
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A new international poster has debuted for the long-troubled western Jane Got A Gun, which you can view below:
Soon to be released after an almost three-year production history, Jane Got A Gun stars Oscar Winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan) in the title role as “a woman who asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.”
After it’s production and distribution troubles, The Weinstein Company are now behind the film’s release, which is soon to debut in some international territories.
Jane Got A Gun opens in France on November 25th, and is set for a Us release in February with Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) directing the film after original helmer Lynne Ramsey (We Need To Talk About Kevin) left the film the day before filming was due to start. The film also features Joel Edgerton (The Gift »
- Scott J. Davis
One would look far and wide to find a modern production that fell foul to numerous pitfalls in the manner of Jane Got a Gun. For the longest time, it seemed the troubled Western would never find its way out of development hell, with actor changeovers and the exit of director Lynne Ramsay at the 11th hour threatening to clip the film’s wings before it began in earnest; still, we’ve arrived at a point in time when the bandit thriller is finally nearing a release date, and The Weinstein Company has debuted a brand new poster to prove it.
Placing star Natalie Portman front and center as the titular heroine, the international one-sheet is a stylish, sun-kissed tease of what’s to come from the thriller. Supplanting Ramsay in the director’s chair (was she really in it in the first place?) is Warrior‘s Gavin O’Connor, »
- Michael Briers
Despite a refreshingly unconventional approach to the summer blockbuster archetype and a flame-spouting guitarist in the form of the Doof Warrior, Mad Max: Fury Road failed to reach the dizzying heights of other tentpole films released during the summer months – namely Age of Ultron, Pixar’s Inside Out and Jurassic World. Even still, this hasn’t dampened our interest to return to the Wasteland, nor has it stopped director George Miller from pushing on with plans for sequels.
Indeed, thanks to an appearance on BBC’s Top Gear series, Miller has confirmed that two more scripts are already complete.
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But before you start scouring the Internet for any semblance of plot, it’s worth remembering the long and winding road that Mad Max: Fury Road walked in its journey to a theaterical release, and even though Fury Road is unquestionably the highest-rated blockbuster of 2015 thus far, »
- Michael Briers
Long-delayed Western Jane Got a Gun looks like it has finally secured distribution, having been saved by The Weinstein Company after original distributor Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy earlier this summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Natalie Portman is one of the co-producers of the film, as well as the star, and has had to work hard with her fellow producers to keep it from falling apart over the last past years, which has been through the Hollywood mire.
Shot in 2013, the film was originally set to star Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), but he dropped out after problems with original director Lynne Ramsey (We Need To Talk About Kevin). Jude Law (Spy) replaced him, only to leave himself after Ramsey dropped out. Bradley Cooper (Joy) was also attached at one point, but he left due to scheduling conflicts.
- Scott J. Davis
A stunning opening weekend for the gangster biopic confirms Tom Hardy’s star power as he plays both the notorious twins
Until a year ago, Tom Hardy had mostly juggled supporting roles in major films, including Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, with lead roles in smaller movies, such as Bronson and Locke. He’d also starred alongside Shia Labeouf in ensemble drama Lawless, with Joel Edgerton in Warrior, and alongside Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine in action romcom This Means War. Over the past year, his lead roles became increasingly high profile with The Drop, Child 44 and Mad Max: Fury Road.
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- Charles Gant
Tom Hardy is a damn treasure. Not only is he a fantastic actor who makes great movies like Mad Max: Fury Road, Warrior, and Bronson (we.re excited to see him play real life gangster twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray in Legend--he took his dog to the premiere), he seems like the kind of dude you.d want to hang out and have a beer with. And he thinks he can take out both Superman and Batman at the same time, at least if DC gives him the chance. Talking to MTV International, the interviewer asked Hardy if, now that DC is getting hot and heavy with their own cinematic universe to compete with Marvels, if he.d like return for more movies. His answer was rather enthusiastic, and he said: Do I want to return to the DC universe? Of course! I.m Bane! [Someone] asked me, who would »
It’s two thugs for the price of one actor and while flashes of brilliance emerge from his performance(s), Hardy is let down by disappointingly pedestrian surroundings
How my negative review of Legend was spun into movie marketing gold
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It’s one of the most tantalising setups of the year: Tom Hardy, who’s mastered the art of playing a bruiser in Bronson, Warrior and The Dark Knight Rises, as both Ronnie and Reggie Kray. So how did a violent, fact-based tale of the rise of London’s most notorious gangsters end up less thrilling than last year’s Locke, which saw Hardy take some phone calls in a car?
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- Benjamin Lee
Exclusive: Hot off the $15m-plus triumph of its Warrior adaptation in India, the Us studio is understood to be lining up further Hindi-language features for 2016.
Studio brass have been encouraged by the early success of their first Hindi-language film, which has generated $15.4m in its first two weekends on the sub-continent and $17.2m overall including a handful of diaspora territories.
Now Lionsgate, which co-produced the $12-15m remake while Endemol India and Dharma Productions co-financed, is understood to be planning more.
The studio declined to identify titles but Screendaily understands the roster could encompass Bollywood remakes from the 16,000-strong library or original content made in association with Endemol India and Dharma Productions as well as other Indian entities.
Indeed sources said one major property has already attracted significant interest from local producers.
“We got very interested in India a couple of years ago and Jim Packer [president of worldwide television and digital distribution] and I took a trip to Mumbai and Delhi and met »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Did you come out of Gavin O’Connor’s little-seen but excellent “Warrior,” the story of two estranged Mma fighting brothers (Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy) reunited in the ring, and think, “What I’d really like to see is a Bollywood remake of this”? Then, apparently, you’re not alone. Following in the recent footsteps of “Stepmom,” “Knight & Day” and “The Fault In Our Stars,” an Indian re-do of the movie, "Brothers," recently opened. Directed by Karan Malhotra, the film stars Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra as the quarreling siblings, with Jackie Shroff taking up the role that brought Nick Nolte an Oscar nomination. The film opened this past weekend, and Yahoo Movies has dug up the trailer, allowing fans of the original to compare and contrast the different approaches. Read More: Nick Nolte Delivers A Powerful Punch To The Gut In 'Warrior' In some aspects, “Brothers »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Lionsgate is looking to expand its involvement in local-language film-making following the weekend success of “Brothers” – a Hindi-language remake of its flopped 2011 title “Warrior.”
Starring Akshay Kumar, Siddharth Malhotra and Jackie Shroff, “Brothers” opened in India with $11.2 million, making it top of the box office and for the second biggest opening weekend in the country this year. Its global reach was $12.7m from 3,690 screens in eight markets, according to data from Fox, corroborated by Rentrak.
The picture tells the story of two estranged brothers and their struggling relationship with each other, and their father, set in the intense, action-packed world of mixed martial arts competition.
“[‘Warrior’] didn’t do well, but we believed that the IP was sound, so »
- Patrick Frater
Gavin O'Connor's Warrior was a surprise critical and box office hit back in 2011, as well as being one of the first studio films set within the increasingly popular world of Mixed Martial Arts fighting. That film pitted brothers Tom Hardy (Bronson, The Dark Knight Returns, Mad Max Fury Road) and Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Acolytes, The Gift) against one another in an Mma battle and garnered positive notices, much to everyone's surprise. The film, rife with sibling rivalry, hatred, and melodrama, was snatched up for reevaluation and remake by India's Dharma Productions and seemed like a slam dunk for its producers, who handed the project to director Karan Malhotra, following up his surprise corker Agneepath (2012). However, sometimes things have a way unraveling in a...
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Karan Malhotra made the boisterous ‘Agneepath’ remake a few years back and the movie turned out to be a hit and showed Karan’s flair for drama and action. Now, he’s back to remaking another film, this time a Hollywood sleeper hit ‘Warrior’. The original English film has quite a bit of fan following and established Tom Hardy as a star in Hollywood. Read More »
- Indicine Team
"Mad Max: Fury Road" kicked off the summer with rave reviews, and the love hasn't let up. Fans can't stop fawning over its feminist message and jaw dropping practical stunts, and one YouTuber and artist decided to combine it with another much-loved property: "Adventure Time." The result is the glorious "Madventure Time" trailer, which its creator, Egor Zhgun, said was inspired by Ryan May's mashup concept art. Read More: Watch: Filmmaker Creates Goofy Trailer for Mashup 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Max Fury Road' The video plays perfectly, with excellent animation and casting. Finn is naturally Max, and Jake transforms into his trusty Ford Falcon. The Ice King fits the shoes and breathing mask of Imperator Joe, while Marceline is Coma-Doof Warrior, the always needed flamethrower-guitar player, and Lemongrab is Nux. Last but certainly not least, Princess Bubblegum transforms into Imperator Furiosa. Watch the amazing video above courtesy of. »
- Ethan Sapienza
Chicago – Of the various genres of films, the psychological thriller is one of my holy grails. A story that highlights the psychology of its characters and their wobbly emotional states, few modern filmmakers dare to compete with the masterminds – Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch and more recently David Fincher and Darren Aronofsky – or fail when trying to.
Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut,” Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” and Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” – along with films like “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Se7en,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Pi,” “The Shining,” “Memento,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Misery” and “The Usual Suspects” – do the genre true justice. Fast forward to today, though, when we ask ourselves: Who is Joel Edgerton?
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Return To Sender coming to theaters, VOD & iTunes on Aug. 14th.
Rlj Entertainment will release Return To Sender in theaters, VOD and iTunes on August 14th. The film stars Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte (Warrior, The Prince of Tides), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”), Rumer Willis (Sorority Row, “90210”) and Illeana Douglas (Ghost World, Goodfellas). Synopsis: ...
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- The Black Saint
It’s nearly impossible to say anything about what makes The Gift so good without revealing its two crucial, spine-tinglingly effective plot twists. The best any critic can really do in reviewing the flick is to say: The Gift is very, very good. Just stop reading and go see it now. But since I’m obligated to shake down something more than fifty words about the film, here are a few things that can be said about The Gift without blowing its surprises.
For its first third or so The Gift is a perfectly entertaining 1990s-style thriller. A bright and successful young couple, Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall), move from Chicago to Simon’s hometown – Los Angeles. Everything seems rosy at first for the pair. Simon’s just gotten a lucrative job and they’ve found a swanky new house, complete with a koi pond along the front walk. »
- Patrick Dunn
Well that was a turn up for the books. Warrior and Zero Dark Thirty star Joel Edgerton's directorial debut The Gift comes across like a naff slasher movie from its trailer (the presence of Blumhouse Productions on the credits does nothing to allay these fears), but in reality it's a nifty little psychological thriller that asks if it's possible to run away from buried secrets in your past.
Ostensibly a three-hander between Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton, the story revolves around a married couple who up sticks for a fresh start. Bateman's Simon is a corporate hotshot, while Hall's Robyn is a work-at-home designer keen to have a family. Their marriage is seemingly perfect, until the arrival of Edgerton's Gordo, an old schoolmate from Simon's past who carries with him deep-rooted emotional scars. »
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