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Sick of hearing about remakes coming to TV? Well, never fear, as Hollywood is still bringing them to the big screen as well!
The latest is Flatliners, a remake of the 1990 sci-fi thriller which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon. It revolved around a group of medical students who journeyed into the afterworld to find meaning in their own lives before being resuscitated in the nick of time. Of course, things go horribly wrong.
It’s a cool premise, to be sure, and one which has a lot of potential if handled properly. There are also a long list of other reasons to be excited about this one, too, including the fact that the director of the original Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev, is set to take the helm, with Ben Ripley (Source Code) writing the script.
If that wasn’t enough to get you interested, »
- Josh Wilding
See Also: Read our ★★★ review of The Walk
Zemeckis is currently promoting The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) as Philippe Petit – the tightrope walker who famously walked between the two towers of the World Trade Center and was the subject of Oscar-winning documentary Man On Wire. The film’s vertiginous climax has reportedly caused vomiting in some audiences, but Zemeckis described the claims as “bullshit” adding “do you think that’s actually true?”.
The Walk has been marketed heavily on the basis of its 3D screenings, continuing Zemeckis’ love affair with the technology despite high-profile flops like Mars Needs Moms, on which he was a producer. “A 3D movie works great if you design it from the »
- Tom Beasley
First breaking into composing for film by providing the score for 2001’s The Delivery, DJ Junkie Xl (also known as Tom Holkenborg, and best know for his remix of Elvis’ A Little Less Conversation) has gone to make quite a name for himself in the film world, providing music for Domnio, Blade, 300: Rise of an Empire, Divergent, Run All Night, as well as working with Hans Zimmer on Megamind, Inception, Madagascar 3, The Dark Knight Rises, and Man of Steel (they will once again collaborate on next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). He also provided one of the soundtracks of the Summer with his amazing score for Mad Max: Fury Road (seriously, play that in a car, and you’ll swear you're driving an armoured big rig through a post apocalyptic desert), so you better believe there were many fists pumped in the air when he announced »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
In 2005, fans of Joss Whedon’s shiny space western “Firefly” had spent a couple years deploring the show’s cancelation on Fox, and the sci-fi series had only just begun to garner its cult following thanks to the power of the DVD. With support from its growing fanbase and with some persistence from Joss the Boss, the canceled series finally got a conclusion to the tale of the ragtag crew of the Firefly-class ship Serenity with the release of a feature film. That film — named for the crew’s beloved spaceship — was released in theaters 10 years ago today, on Sept. 30, 2005. The film featured all nine regular cast members of “Firefly,” along with Chiwetel Ejiofor in the antagonist role, years before his Oscar nomination, and a brief appearance from Sarah Paulson, before TV viewers would come to know her for “American Horror Story.” “Serenity” ultimately under-performed at the box office, »
- Emily Rome
New Regency and 20th Century Fox have released, exclusively on Yahoo!, 6 new images for the upcoming film, The Revenant! Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, this stirring masterpiece of cinema is directed by Academy Award winner Alejandro González Iñárritu. The Revenant is an immersive cinematic experience capturing one man's epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit.
The Revenant is inspired by true events. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. »
Damon opened up in a new interview about the much-panned 2003 Daredevil movie starring his friend Ben Affleck, which he admitted he "chickened out" of even though both read the comic when they were children.
"I hadn't seen the director [Mark Steven Johnson's] work and I didn't know. So I just said, 'No'. Ben was like, 'I gotta do it,'" he told the New York Daily News.
"The movie ended up doing very well, even though I don't think Ben was ultimately very proud of it."
Damon also revealed that he would rather direct a superhero movie than star in one, »
Jackman, who has been doing press for Joe Wright's fantasy film "Pan," also spoke about Patrick Stewart's return as Professor X in the next film. He says the script is about halfway done and says Stewart's role is key in it, telling Collider:
"Patrick does figure in it that's for sure. I think it's a really important relationship but I want to see signs of that quasi-father/son sort of relationship that has not been seen before, and sides of particularly Professor X that have not been seen before. So we have some really, »
- Garth Franklin
After years as the supporting act, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Oscar-tipped for his performances as Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden and wire-walker Philippe Petit. He talks about his head for heights – and a secret meeting in Moscow
There are only a dozen customers in the restaurant in Los Angeles, but even then it takes three passes of the room to pick him out. Joseph Gordon-Levitt sits alone, folded in on himself – right leg tucked over left, shoulders hunched, an Anglepoise-like arm on his thigh propping a smartphone in front of his face. The 34-year-old actor wears a pair of black specs, a navy T-shirt and dark jeans. He looks so unremarkable, sitting there, I have to peer close to make sure this is the guy who was in one of the Batman movies; who starred in two of the smartest summer blockbusters of recent years, Looper and Inception; whom I watched on »
- Tom Lamont
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 value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. »
- Scott J. Davis
Far from being just the most successful year for Tom Hardy, 2015 is also the most prolific. Not only does he take on the roles of both notorious Kray twins in Legend, but the London Crime drama is still only the fourth of his five films to be released this year. With The Revenant hitting Us screens at Christmas, even Mad Max: Road, released a mere four months ago, is in danger of being left in the dust. Added to the James Bond rumours this only proves he is at the peak of his career (and still climbing!), but the journey has been longer than many will remember.
It may often be stated that it was Inception which bought him to the attention of a wider audience, thanks in part to BAFTA’s rising star award, but he was in fact already well on his rise to stardom when »
- Ian Coomber
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
The news reaches the webs via Den Of Geek, who report that the British director is ‘involved’ in a new ‘trilogy’ based on the classic story, and has met with an previousley attached filmmaker within the last three months to talk about the project. Talent that has been involved in the project before include Jaume Collet-Serra, though the site doesn’t name the person who Nolan spoke to regarding the project.
So does that mean he’s producing? Directing? Well, we don’t know, but Daredevil season 2/ Sons Of Anarchy scripter Marco J. Ramirez has been hired by the studio to write a new version of the script. There’s not a lot more news bar that, but its an exciting thought to know »
- Paul Heath
Akira is one of those on again, off again projects that has haunted Hollywood for years. Word that Warner Bros had rights to adapt Katsuhiro Otomo's classic manga and anime first broke in 2002, and news about the movie has faded in and out occasionally ever since.
At one stage, Keanu Reeves was thought to be attached. Later, it was said that director Jaume Collet-Serra was in line to make it, with Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart said to be among the cast. Reeves' name was soon detached from the project, while Collet-Serra, when asked about Akira by Collider back in March, said the future of the adaptation was "a Warner Bros question."
Since then, it's been announced that Akira's still happening, with the movie being »
Making it official! Ellen Page and her girlfriend, Samantha Thomas, went public on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the couple made their red carpet debut. Page, 28, brought Thomas to the premiere of her new film, Freeheld, where they were joined by Page’s costars Julianne Moore, Michael Shannon, and others. For their first-time official walk on the red carpet, the Inception actress dressed in a Saint Laurent suit complete with a skinny tie. Her tall surfer girlfriend also looked polished in a [...] »
Tom Hardy plays a bisexual gangster in Legend , where he co-stars with himself as the infamous East End London gangsters Ronnie Kray and Reggie Kray in Brian Helgeland's violent period drama. But when a reporter during the Legend presser at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday asked Hardy about past media reports that hinted at an "ambiguous" sexuality, the Mad Max: Fury Road and Inception star responded with a quick slap down. "What on earth are you on about?" Hardy questioned the reporter from Daily Xtra, a Toronto Lgbt publication. The journalist cited a 2008 Attitude magazine interview where
- Etan Vlessing
★★★☆☆ There has always been a wide appeal to the myth of the Kray brothers, who ruled London's underworld in the Swinging Sixties. Now they are the subjects of Brian Helgeland's glossy biopic Legend (2015). Tom Hardy takes on the double role of the infamous twins, in what ultimately is a well polished, but plodding biopic, driven by strong character performances and a well-chosen cast. Helgeland has based his take on the twins on John Pearson's The Profession Of Violence and thankfully we do not tread the same material Peter Medak's unfairly derided Nineties gangster flick, The Krays. The film opens at a time when the brothers were securing their position as London's top mob-lords.
We witness, albeit briefly, the Kray's rivalry with the South London Richardson 'torture' gang, with a brief cameo from Paul Bettany as Charlie Richardson, before entering the film's main action. Hardy's performance as the »
- CineVue UK
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this futuristic Friday? Check out a fantastic 3D-printed prosthetic arm inspired by Mad Max: Fury Road's Furiosa, another Batman animated parody and Back to The Future gets re-cut with R-rated language. We also have a video that shows you how to become James Bond in just a few simple steps. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Back to The Future Gets Rated R
There is no denying that Back to The Future is one of cinema's enduring classics, but how would audiences have responded to the film if it had F-bombs dropped throughout? Youtuber Andrew Robertson decided to find out, cutting together a seven-minute video of various scenes from the 1985 classic, »
All has been fairly quiet on the pestering front for Michael Moore since “Capitalism: A Love Story,” his glum 2009 assessment of the greed-is-good culture that spawned the global financial crisis. But now this impassioned and unruly provocateur returns to further dismantle the myth of American supremacy with renewed optimism and sharpened comic instincts in “Where to Invade Next,” an impishly entertaining, career-summarizing polemic bent on demonstrating how other countries around the world — with their happy workers, superior schools, humane prisons, healthy sexual attitudes and fully empowered women — are putting U.S. progress to shame. This may be drive-by tourism on a highly selective, flattering and downright gluttonous scale, but there’s something undeniably sharp and buoyant about Moore’s globe-trotting, grass-is-greener approach that compels indulgence and attention. It may not win over his detractors, who are and remain legion, but with careful election-season targeting by a shrewd distributor, he might »
- Justin Chang
After "The Dark Knight" trilogy," "Inception" and "Interstellar," director Christopher Nolan can make any movie he wants. And now comes word that he's reteaming with Warner Bros for a new film that will be released on July 21st, 2017. Nothing is known about the new movie, except that it's being released during the summer, which likely means that Nolan will deliver another blockbuster, rather than going the smaller route. Nolan's film will have some competition that weekend from "Pitch Perfect 3." And the "Spider-Man" reboot will be released a week later. »
'Alice in Wonderland' 2010 with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. 'Alice in Wonderland' 2010: Plenty of visuals, no substance In the interest of full disclosure, I should start this commentary on Alice in Wonderland by saying that I have never been a fan of Tim Burton's works. I've enjoyed a couple of his movies, but the vast majority of them I've found uninspiring and, really, quite boring. Burton's eye for unusual worlds, particularly in terms of art direction and costume design, is not lost on me. But how can I possibly find Tim Burton a great director when he continues to offer the same tricks, over and over again? True, Burton's stories and characters change from movie to movie. What he offers, however, does not. What's there beyond cool visuals? What's there beyond the neo-gothic atmosphere he offers in Batman, or the brilliantly rendered chocolate factory playhouse in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? »
- Nathan Donarum
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