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Liam Neeson's new thriller "Run All Night" is intense. It's a nonstop, pulse-pounding rollercoaster pretty much from the get-go, and it doesn't let up until the credits roll, as we watch Neeson (as a former mafia enforcer nicknamed The Gravedigger by local authorities) try to evade crooked cops, hired killers, and mobsters, over the course of one crazy night. And a big part of gives the movie its white-knuckle excitement, adding to its propulsive, unrelenting drive, is the score by Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie Xl.
Holkenberg is a Dutch DJ and musician who has worked closely with Hans Zimmer on a number of scores, including "The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception," "Man of Steel," and "Amazing Spider-Man 2." On his own he's scored things like "300: Rise of an Empire" and "Divergent" (he'll also provide the score for this summer's hotly anticipated "Mad Max: Fury Road"), plus a whole host of video games. »
- Drew Taylor
If you win an Academy Award for playing a role with multiple personalities, do they award each one of them? If so, that would make up for the snubs so far in Leonardo DiCaprio’s career.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the star of The Wolf of Wall Street and Inception is set to take on 24 personalities in his next film, The Crowded Room. The film comes from writers Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg.
DiCaprio will play Billy Milligan, who was the first person to successfully use multiple personality disorder as a defense in a court of law. THR adds that the actor has been eyeing the role since 1997 with the project moving forward as a whole finally with New Regency.
Published in 1981, Daniel Keyes’ book chronicles Milligan’s story, including his court trial in the late 1970s in Ohio after being charged with robbery and raping three women on the Ohio State University campus. »
- Zach Dennis
The film’s title refers to the code-name for the Allied operation to assassinate Heydrich, the head of the SS who was one of the main architects of the Holocaust and was widely considered number three in the Nazi ranks behind Hitler and Himmler .
Operation Anthropoid was led by two soldiers (trained by British forces) from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile who were parachuted into their homeland to carry out the mission against the Nazi nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague”.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Marion Cotillard arrived at the 87th Annual Academy Awards in an interesting white couture dress. Cotillard, who always stuns on the red carpet with her modern silhouettes and individual style, didn’t disappoint at this years most important cat walk. The Inception star, wore a white textured couture Dior dress with one small detail that sent waves […]
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- Kelly Mena
What if Titanic isn’t an epic love story set against the backdrop of a maritime tragedy? What if Titanic is actually an epic...sci-fi movie?! That’s what one fan theory making its way around the World Wide Web proposes.
The theory started with someone named Matt on Facebook before going viral on Tumblr. Here’s the gist of it “Jack from Titanic was a time traveler that was only there to save Rose from committing suicide and altering the timeline.”
Watch: This deleted scene from ‘Titanic’ contains a terribly cheesy pun
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The scene he’s referring to is when Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) finds Rose (Kate Winslet), hanging off the back of the boat, ready to throw herself into the ocean, and manages to talk her off the ledge.
“This may seem ridiculous but think about it for a moment,” it says. “If Rose jumped to her demise then the ship would »
This article contains a spoiler for the ending of Interstellar.
In case you missed it, the Oscars were this past weekend and Birdman was the big winner. The Academy’s choice to award Alejandro González Iñárritu's fever dream was a genuine shock, with Boyhood the running favourite for many months. Nonetheless, some things never change, and in that vein it's certainly a non-surprise the Academy also hardly noticed the most ambitious blockbuster of 2014: the Christopher Nolan space epic, Interstellar. Indeed, I use the phrase "non-surprise", because how could it be a winner when it was only nominated for the bare minimum of five Oscars in technical categories that are reserved as consolation prizes?
This is by all means par for the course with a film that has »
As 20 of our 29 Experts predicted, "Interstellar" won Best Visual Effects at the Oscars on Sunday night. Christopher Nolan's science-fiction epic has previously won at the BAFTA Awards, but lost the top prize at the Visual Effects Society to "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." -Break- This is the second Nolan film to win Best Visual Effects, following "Inception" in 2010, and it marks the first time in seven years that the Visual Effects Oscar didn't go to a Best Picture-nominated film. In fact, none of this year's nominees were up for the academy's top prize. The film was the 1/3 favorite with 20 Experts backing it: Thelma Adams (ZEALnyc), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Kyle Buchanan (Vulture), Mike Cidoni (Associated Press), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Thom Geier, Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Michael Musto (Out.com), Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby), Kevin Polow...' »
Since 2008, the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects has gone to a Best Picture contender: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), "Avatar" (2009), "Inception" (2010), "Hugo" (2011), "Life of Pi" (2012) and "Gravity" (2013). This year, that stat holds no water, since none of this year's nominees are also up for the top prize. The Visual Effects Society went for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in a big way, and since 2002 at least one of their winners has gone on to repeat at the Oscars 10 times (among their categories, the Ves recognizes achievements in Visual Effects-Driven Features, Supporting Visual Effects, and Animated Character in live-action features): Hans Zimmer on collaborating with Christopher Nolan on 'Interstellar' and 'Dark Knight' trilogy (Video) -Break- 2002: "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (Visual Effects-Driven, Animated Charact...' »
Why should I care about the Oscars?
No, that’s a serious question. Because as much as I hate to admit it, I do. At their very best, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gets it right by tripping and falling into a “Market Irglova & Glen Hansard” here or a “12 minute standing ovation” there. At their very worst, AMPAS indulges in the most regressive, ass-backwards impulses of the industry. Whether enforcing asinine restrictions on eligibility or blacklisting via internal politics, Academy voters can be inept, close-minded and utterly humorless about their annual pat-on-the-back. Too old, too white, and too male, AMPAS is like a closet mob comprised solely of Bud Selig clones, perpetually fumbling in the dark for their reading glasses.
And yet despite all this, I’m still going to throw the remote through the television if Alexandre Desplat’s The Grand Budapest Hotel doesn’t bring »
- David Klein
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 »
- Gary Collinson
Best Cinematography is one of the most closely watched technical categories at the Oscars, due largely to the fact that it’s often so difficult to predict. Indeed, since 1986, when the American Society of Cinematographers first started handing out prizes, only 11 of its winners went on to triumph at the Oscars: -Break- 1990: Dean Semler, “Dances with Wolves” 1995: John Toll, “Braveheart” 1996: John Seale, “The English Patient” 1997: Russell Carpenter, “Titanic” 1999: Conrad L. Hall, “American Beauty” 2002: Conrad L. Hall, “Road to Perdition” 2005: Dion Beebe, “Memoirs of a Geisha” 2007: Robert Elswit, “There Will Be Blood” 2008: Anthony Dod Mantle, “Slumdog Millionaire” 2010: Wally Pfister, “Inception” 2013: Emmanuel Lubeszki, “Gravity” Updated: Experts' Oscars predictions in 24 categories This year, th...' »
Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.
The Best Actor Nominees
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Interesting Fact: Owns and operates the Marshfield Hills General Store in Marshfield, Massachusetts where he has a summer home.
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Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
Nomination - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2013- as Richie Dimaso in American Hustle
Nomination - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 2012 - as Pat in Silver Linings Playbook
Interesting Fact: Had to miss his graduation commencement at Georgetown University because he was filming Wet Hot American Summer.
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
With the Oscars just around the corner, it’s time to lay down my predictions for all 24 categories. While, as usual, most categories seem like a pretty solid lock, there’s always the possibility of a surprise or two, so let’s get right to it.
Best Animated Short Film
Best Live Action Short Film
Best Documentary Short Subject
“Our Curse” Tomasz Sliwinski »
- Jeff Beck
What is it with Christopher Nolan and his endings? The celebrated director frequently drops a dénouement that forces the audience to continue the conversation long after the lights have come up and the crowd has shuffled into the parking lot. What did Alfred (Michael Caine) really see in that Italian café at the end of The Dark Knight Rises? What does the spinning top mean at the conclusion of Inception? Where was Matthew McConaughey going as Interstellar wrapped? And seriously, what the hell happened at the end of The Prestige? Nolan.s 2006 standoff between rival magicians, The Prestige, is the film I widely consider his masterpiece . and revisiting it again for the benefit of this column did nothing to sway that opinion. Nolan loves creating intricate screenplays with his brother, Jonathan Nolan, and we usually don.t have the complete story until the final piece of the story has »
French actress Marion Cotillard, known to western audiences for movies like The Dark Knight Rises or Inception, joins Michael Fassbender in video game adaptation Assassin’s Creed. According to Deadline Marion Cotillard has signed on to star alongside Michael Fassbender in the Ubisoft and New Regency produced adaptation of the popular video game series Assassin’s Creed. […]
Read Marion Cotillard Joins Assassin’s Creed on Filmonic.
Just after we learned that Interstellar would return to IMAX screens for one showing only this weekend on Saturday afternoon, you can dive back into the sci-fi epic in another way. Last month, Looper and future Star Wars director Rian Johnson hosted an interview with Christopher Nolan following a screening of Interstellar at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, California. And all the cinephiles out there will be glad to hear that this is a 32-minute discussion between the two filmmakers talking about the inception of the script, technical details of production, and much more. It's definitely worth listening to in its entirety. Here's the 32-minute discussion between Rian Johnson and Christopher Nolan (via The Playlist): Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. The screenplay is by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, »
- Ethan Anderton
Sneak Peek the cinematic feature "Assassin's Creed: Lineage" on the news that actress Marion Cotillard ("Inception") will join Michael Fassbender in director Justin Kurzel's big-screen adaptation of video game series, "Assassin's Creed", with information revealed about her character and Fassbender's:
"...in a script written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, Cotillard will play female assassin 'Lara', an assistant to Fassbender's 'Michael Lynch', a death row inmate in the present day and assassin 'Aguilar de Agarorobo' in the time of the 'Spanish Inquisition'..."
Initially launched in 2007, the first three "Assassin's Creed" games have sold more than 28 million units worldwide.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek the entire 35-minute cinematic feature "Assassin's Creed": Lineage"...
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- Michael Stevens
Marion Cotillard doesn't do blockbusters very often. She's done a couple with Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception") and Steven Soderbergh ("Contagion"), and had a bit of fun popping up briefly in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," but for the most part she doesn't step into big expensive pieces of entertainment, unless she has a good reason. And she seems to have found them for "Assassin's Creed." The actress will re-team with her "Macbeth" co-star Michael Fassbender and director Justin Kurzel for the video game adaptation — one of many that are on the way — that follows Desmond Miles, a bartender kidnapped by a corporation and forced to use a machine called the Animus, which allows him to relive the memories of his ancestor Altair, who was an Assassin in the Middle East during the Crusades. No word yet on Cotillard's role, but of course, if the movie is a »
- Kevin Jagernauth
According to Deadline, the brilliant Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) will join Michael Fassbender in the big-screen adaptation of video game series, Assassin's Creed. Her role is apparently under wraps, but if recent rumors are to be believed, she could well be playing a female assassin named Lara who gives Fassbender's character a helping blade. Speaking of which, the X-Men: Days Of Future Past actor is rumored to be playing two roles: a death row inmate named Michael Lynch in present day, and an assassin named Aguilar de Agarorobo in the time of the Spanish Inquisition. None of that has been confirmed however. Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) will direct, with a script from Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. Assassin's Creed is scheduled to be released in 3D on December 21, 2016. »
Despite being pushed to next year, Assassin's Creed is not in development hell. After landing Michael Fassbender as star and producer, the video game adaptation has been bouncing around a bit. But, a second cast-member has joined the production. Marion Cotillard will appear opposite Fassbender in the film, a reunion for the pair who worked together on the upcoming MacBeth. Cotillard is best known for her roles in The Dark Knight Rises and Inception as well as her Oscar-winning turn in La »
- Alex Maidy
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