1-20 of 245 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
Last week we got seven clips from director Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea [watch them here], and now Warner Bros. has debuted a new featurette for the film entitled ‘The Myth of Moby Dick’. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
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. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “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, »
- Amie Cranswick
iGN recently interviewed actor Tom Holland at a press event for his latest film “In the Heart of the Sea”, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth (“Rush”), Cillian Murphy (“Inception”), Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”), Brendan Gleeson (“Braveheart”), and Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”). Holland has been cast as the new Spider-Man who will make his first live-action appearance in next year’s Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”; Holland is also set to star in a solo “Spider-Man” film directed by Jon Watts (“Cop Car”).
When asked about his take on the character, Holland said:
“It's very daunting, because obviously the first two guys were so great and they did such fantastic performances, so I've got quite a lot to follow. I think I'll have the help from the rest of the Marvel Universe and what's quite exciting is when you read these comics that he's in, he »
- J.B. Casas
Who said acting is nothing more than reciting lines and collecting a paycheck? Sometimes it’s much more than that, with our latest exhibit being Chris Hemsworth (who usually has a stone-chiseled body to portray Marvel superhero Thor) and his emaciated new look he achieved as a form of method acting throughout the duration of filming In the Heart of the Sea.
This isn’t the first time a high-profile actor has shed weight for a role; Christian Bale is no stranger to these extreme lengths of getting into character, especially for the overlooked and under-appreciated film The Machinist.
It goes without saying that radically changing your diet routine like this cannot be healthy, but one must applaud the dedication of the performers and have nothing but utmost respect for sacrificing their health in the name of art. Now someone get Chris Hemsworth a few McDonald’s Big Macs!
- Robert Kojder
Earlier this week we saw an extended promo [watch it here] for director Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea, and now Warner Bros. has released seven new clips for the upcoming survival tale; check them out below after the official synopsis…
See Also: Watch the final trailer for In the Heart of the Sea
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. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “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 »
- Amie Cranswick
What a difference 15 years can make. At the turn of the millennium, Christopher Nolan had just shot his second feature, Memento, and was struggling to find a studio willing to distribute it in America. It was too confusing, they said. I mean, really: who wants to watch a movie told backwards?
Lots of people as it turned out. Once it finally found a distributor, Memento not only far exceeded its tiny $5m investment in its small-scale theatrical run, but also proved to be the making of Nolan's career. It marked him out as an individual filmmaker in full control of his craft, and over the next decade, he proceeded to make a string of hits: Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception. »
Riding high on the likes of The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar, Christopher Nolan is one of the biggest filmmakers working today. That, of course, wasn.t always the case, and in 2000, the little known director burst onto the scene with Memento, a twisted indie mystery thriller with a clever hook. Despite only being 15-years-old, and a movie that still totally holds up, Memento is getting a remake, because why not. Ambi Pictures recently acquired the back catalog of Exclusive Media Group, a library that also includes Donnie Darko, Sliding Doors, Cruel Intentions, and hundreds more titles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, following this windfall, they gave a green light to the Memento remake. In a statement, Ambi head Monika Bacardi said: Memento is a masterpiece that leaves audiences guessing not just throughout the film, but long after as well, which is a testament to its daring approach. We »
This review was originally published during our coverage of Tiff 2015.
As if Tom Hardy still has something left to prove, he takes on what is most likely his most ambitious film role to date in Legend, from writer-director Brian Helgeland. In fact, the role is split into two characters, twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray, real-life gangsters who dominated the organized crime scene in London in the 1960s.
Hardy has demonstrated his ability to shine in lead roles ranging from the eccentric and expressive Bronson to the understated and restrained Locke, while also maintaining a tendency to steal away the audience’s attention in supporting roles in films like Inception and Lawless. Here, he has the opportunity to do both these things at once: as Reggie we have a leading man played with enough charm to make the character believably magnetic, while Ronnie is the scene stealer, eliciting laughs from his awkward manner and blunt, »
- Darren Ruecker
We've launched the Best Visual Effects category in our Oscars predictions center. Even though this award used to belong to summer blockbusters, 10 of the last 15 winners have been Best Picture nominees, including six of the last seven: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), "Avatar" (2009), "Inception" (2010), "Hugo" (2011), "Life of Pi" (2012) and "Gravity" (2013). -Break- 'The Walk' visual effects wizards talk Joseph Gordon-Levitt & tightrope (Exclusive Video) That could be good news for Best Picture contender "The Martian," Ridley Scott's sci-fi blockbuster. Scott also directed previous Best Visual Effects champs "Alien" (1979) and "Gladiator" (2000). But one of the biggest question marks in this category is whether "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will return the franchise to its former awards glory. The first " »
The latest James Bond movie has broken a few box office records since its release, including the one for biggest opening of all time in the UK. But Spectre, which also topped the box office in the U.S. over the weekend, has achieved some other feats that don't have to do with theatrical performance. The movie officially features the largest film stunt explosion in history, as acknowledged by Guinness World Records. The honor specificlly goes to effects supervisor Chris Corbould (who is also an Oscar winner for Inception and nominee for The Dark Knight) for creating the esteemed sequence. Taking place in Erfoud, Morocco, the blast had a total yield of 68.47 tonnes of TNT equivalent and was the result of detonating 8,418 litres of kerosene with 33 kg of powder explosives...
- Christopher Campbell
The former dreamboat was the stuff of teengirl-worship for a good few years until a man named Martin Scorsesecame into his life and introduced movie audiences to Leo The Serious Actor (who begat Leo The Strutting Actor) who has gone on to wow critics with his impressive work for nigh on a decade and a half now.
Despite those rave performance reviews, the coveted Best Actor Oscar still eludes the consistently stellar thesp -- even after 4 nominations -- much to the amusement of meme-makers around the world. But does that mean it was easy to narrow down his laundry list of roles to just his five best? Heck no. Trust us when we say it was a Tough list to whittle down. And no, Titanic didn't make the cut. »
- Andrea Miller and Emma Badame
Hans Zimmer is going on tour. When I heard this fantastic news, I quickly dropped what I was doing to look up the tour dates. To my great disappointment, none of the concerts are in the States. If you live in Europe, though, you’re in luck, because that’s where the composer behind Inception, True Romance, The Thin Red Line, Crimson […]
The post Sorry America, No Hans Zimmer Tour For You [Video] appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
The next big composer to embark upon a concert tour is Hans Zimmer, who is preparing to travel around Europe in spring of 2016 for a Hans Zimmer Live show. We all know Zimmer's music, his filmography is extensive ranging from Inception, Man of Steel and Spider-Man to The Rock, Gladiator and True Romance. He's touring with a full orchestra, a full band, and he'll be there himself, so this is one of those don't-miss shows if you're a fan of his scores. This teaser video below just shows a glimpse of some of the music being performed at another one-time live concert event in 2014 in London. But it makes me want to go see more. Here's the teaser video for the Hans Zimmer Live concert series, found on YouTube (tip via The Playlist): "Performing a tour like this is something that I have always wanted to do, and I »
- Alex Billington
As the man who has given the sonic identity to Christopher Nolan's "Inception," "Interstellar," and "The Dark Knight" trilogy, Hans Zimmer has become a household name. But he's been in the game a long time and doesn't just count blockbusters as his speciality. It should be noted that the same year he scored "True Romance," he also tuned up "Cool Runnings." And even as recently as 2013, while he provided the music for "12 Years A Slave," he also wrote a score for the tiny indie, "Mr. Morgan's Last Love." At the end of the day, it's his more bombastic work that gets attention, and in a concert setting, what you'd want to hear. And if you live overseas, you'll get the chance. Read More: Hans Zimmer Teases More Work On 'Batman V Superman' Score The composer is going on his first ever live concert tour, and dropped a trailer to promote the upcoming gigs. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Olias Barco shooting Polina with international cast.
Ukraine’s reputation as a location for international shoots has been given a welcome boost this week as production begins on the English-language family adventure-fantasy Polina by the French-Belgian director Olias Barco (Kill Me Please) in Kyiv.
The cast of the co-production between the Belgian-French company Wild Tribe Films and Ukraine’s Film.UA features an international cast including German-born Canadian actor Saul Rubinek, Audrey Marnay (The Monuments Men), Virgile Bramly (Inception), Wim Willaert (When The Sea Rises), Daniel Cohen (Le Chef) and Severija Janusauskaite (The Star), with the French DoP Thierry Arbogast, known for his collaboration with Luc Besson on such films as The Fifth Element and Lucy, behind the camera.
Ukrainian child actor Polina Pechenenko is cast in the title role as a 11-year-old girl setting off on a magical journey in search of the truth about her lost parents.
Shooting is located at the Film.UA studios »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Blaney)
Ahead of its release next month, Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted the epic final trailer for In the Heart of the Sea, which sees Ron Howard directing a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth (Rush), Cillian Murphy (Inception), Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary), Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow) and Jordi Molla (Riddick).
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. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “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 »
- Gary Collinson
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published November 1, 2012.
Fifty years ago this month, Marilyn Monroe passed away from a suspected accidental drug overdose (although conspiracy geeks love to contemplate more nefarious scenarios). The commemoratives are already showing up on magazine and newspaper entertainment pages, cable channels have announced their Marilyn film fests and documentary tributes. There’s little of worth I can add either in academic consideration or aesthetic appreciation to all the testimonials as well as the previous fifty years of ruminating in print and on film re: the lasting appeal of La Monroe. I can only wonder, with a sort of melancholy amazement, over the fact we’re still talking about her all these years later.
That persistent hold she has on popular culture is a fascinating study in itself. Her career had already been faltering when she died, she’s been gone a half-century, yet there »
- Bill Mesce
By The Sea – written, directed, produced by and starring Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie Pitt and also starring and produced by Academy Award winner Brad Pitt – will be the Opening Night Gala of AFI Fest 2015 presented by Audi on Thursday, November 5.
On Friday, Universal Pictures released a brand new trailer for the upcoming film.
By The Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives. In its style, and its treatment of themes of the human experience, By The Sea is inspired by European cinema and theater of the 1960s and 1970s. »
- Michelle McCue
One of the more curious projects that has yet to screen this year is Angelina Jolie Pitt’s follow-up to Unbroken, the intimate drama By the Sea. Co-starring alongside her husband, Brad Pitt, Jolie also scripted the feature, which follows them as a couple on a getaway in 1970’s France. The story specifically finds Jolie as Vanessa, a former dancer and Pitt as Roland, a writer, both entangled in a crumbling marriage as they find rejuvenation after coming across a quiet, seaside village. Today now brings a promising new trailer for the film set to debut at AFI Fest soon.
“I wanted to suggest and guide and give hints to the audience but not bore them or reveal all before the film itself. I like trailers that don’t explain the whole film; that tell you exactly what to expect,” Angelina Jolie Pitt tells EW. “It isn’t my intention »
- Leonard Pearce
The film is written, directed and produced by Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie Pitt. The dramatic film stars Brad Pitt and Jolie Pitt, who are supported by an international ensemble led by Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup and Richard Bohringer.
By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.
In its style, and its treatment of themes of the human experience, By the Sea is inspired by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s. »
- Paul Heath
By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Brad Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Angelina Jolie), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Mélanie Laurent) and François (Melvil Poupaud) and village locals Michel (Niels Arestrup) and Patrice (Richard Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives. The supporting cast includes Sarah Naudi, George Camilleri, Anna Cachia and Frédéric Dessains. EW has our look at the new trailer.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt share the big screen for the first time since 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith in By the Sea. Angelina Jolie says she had an easier time writing and and directing the movie thanks to her husband. Universal Pictures has set a November 13 release date for By the Sea. »
1-20 of 245 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners