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18 items from 2015

Alcon Acquires Film Rights to ‘Darkmouth’ Fantasy-Adventure Series

27 January 2015 12:48 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Alcon Entertainment acquired the film rights to comedic fantasy-adventure book series “Darkmouth” on Tuesday, the production company’s co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove announced.

The books, penned by Irish author Shane Hegarty, focus on Earth’s last remaining town, which is constantly under attack by monsters (called “Legends”). HarperCollins Children’s Books is set to publish the series.

Also Read: Alcon Hires Angela and Catherine Paura as Co-Presidents of Worldwide Marketing

Finn, the 12-year-old protagonist, is son of the last remaining Legend Hunter. The story centers around him as he follows in his father’s footsteps and prepares for an epic battle, »

- Travis Reilly

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Jordan's Top Ten Movies of 2014

27 January 2015 7:45 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Spoiler alert, but Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) was, in fact, not my favorite film of the year. I figured I should just get that out of the way at the start for those of you who feared I might have the same #1 film as Brad and Mike, both of whom listed Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's latest as their favorite film from 2014. Don't get me wrong, I really liked Birdman, but in a surprise to even myself, it didn't make my list, which I think you can pretty much chalk up to the surprisingly good year 2014 wound up being. I was certainly among the scoffers last fall about it being a bit of down year, and just a month or so ago I was of the opinion 2014 offered a lot of films to like, but very few to love. After going through and finalizing my list, I'd like to retract that statement. »

- Jordan Benesh

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The 2015 Screen Actors' Guild Awards – as it happened

25 January 2015 7:09 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

It was the final big American film and TV awards ceremony before the Oscars, and the one most likely to indicate who will be going home with Academy awards in a month’s time. Find out if Hollywood’s most celebrated actors perfect their speeches ... or losers’ faces

Screen Actors Guild awards 2015: the winners in pictures

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A quick-fire night then with a couple of surprises thrown in, mostly in TV.

Uzo Aduba started the evening by winning best female actor in a comedy series for her work in Orange is the New Black, which follows the Globes giving their equivalent to Gina Rodriguez.

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Costner is back and… well… that’s it.

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Naomi Watts on the other hand is clearly very happy to be there. Zach Galifianakis takes the piss out of Julianne Moore’s “When I was on As the World Turns” moment, »

- Alex Needham and Lanre Bakare in New York

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Jake Gyllenhaal Boxing Drama Southpaw Slated For July; Grimsby Drops To 2016

22 January 2015 7:53 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony Pictures and The Weinstein Company have pulled the ol’ switcheroo in trading release dates for Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy Grimsby and the Jake Gyllenhaal-led boxing drama, Southpaw. Initially, Cohen’s football hooligan film occupied the July 31 spot, though Sony has opted to push the comedy back into February 2016, where it will go toe to toe with Ben-Hur.

In its place, The Weinstein Company quickly snapped up the vacant release date, which means that it is Gyllenhaal’s sports film that will make its bow on July 31, 2015. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, Southpaw will step into the boxing shoes of Billy “The Great” Hope, a talented fighter who teeters on the edge of a breakdown following a family tragedy. Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker are also on board for the flick, and Fuqua sung the praises of his leading man in a recent interview.

Jake is going to change how people see him. »

- Michael Briers

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Tom Hardy's off 'Suicide Squad' over scheduling, but Gyllenhaal may join in his place

15 January 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the hardest things when  you're casting a big giant Hollywood movie is dealing with the egos, schedules, and demands of movie stars. I learned many things from William Goldman's "Adventures In The Screen Trade," but first and foremost, I learned that movie stars are both an essential part of the process and that they can also be the biggest enemies to getting a film made. Tom Hardy is reportedly out of "Suicide Squad" now, and I can't say I'm shocked. Hardy seems like he has an uneasy relationship with the big giant movies that drive Hollywood right now. Sure, he'll make a "Mad Max: Fury Road," but I get the feeling that was more about working with George Miller than it was about being part of a franchise. Same with his Chris Nolan films. When Hardy makes something like "Locke," though, it seems like that's more his sweet spot. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Jake Gyllenhaal Eyed to Replace Tom Hardy in David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’ (Exclusive)

15 January 2015 11:42 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jake Gyllenhaal may not have received an Oscar nomination for “Nightcrawler” on Thursday but he could still end the day with a win, as David Ayer is courting his “End of Watch” star to replace Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg in “Suicide Squad,” multiple individuals familiar with the comic book project have told TheWrap.

Warner Bros. had no comment, while a representative for Gyllenhaal didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hardy was forced to exit the project because Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “The Revenant” is going over schedule into mid-March, after which Hardy will be needed to »

- Jeff Sneider

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2015 Oscar Nominations: Snubs, Surprises and Reactions

15 January 2015 6:12 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2015 Oscar nominations were announced this morning and while I've already furnished a few thoughts on the omissions and surprises right here I figured we would go down the line and see what stands out. Who and what films were "snubbed", what are the biggest "surprises" and so on and so forth. Rage is sure to follow in the comments and what better time than now to get it all off your chest as we lead up to the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22c Let's take a look and see what the verdict is on these nominations, which I will ask you to vote on at the bottom of this post. Best Picture No real surprises here as I had all eight of these films getting a nomination for Best Picture. The only difference between this list and mine, however, was I had Gone Girl getting a nomination, »

- Brad Brevet

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2015 Golden Globe Awards Live Blog: Winners and Live Commentary!

11 January 2015 3:14 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

2015 Globe Necessities: Predictions | Nominees | Winners Welcome to our live blog of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards where myself and Laremy Legel will be providing running commentary and up-to-the-minute winner announcements over the course of three straight hours of Golden Globe excitement. This is the ninth year in a row we have provided a live blog of the events and, as always, we're hoping to do better than the last time out. If you'd like to check out how we do things around here you can check out previous installments at the following links: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006. Over the course of the evening expect commentary, winners and anything else that comes to mind. I will be breaking things up on an hourly basis, providing a page break at the end of each hour to hopefully keep things manageable and in the right hand column you will notice I have placed a list of the winners, »

- Brad Brevet

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Four new clips from Michael Mann’s Blackhat

9 January 2015 5:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release next week, Legendary Pictures has dropped four new clips from Michael Mann’s cyber thriller Blackhat starring Chris Hemsworth; check them out below…

Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

Blackhat is set to open in the States on January 16th 2015 and in the UK on February 20th 2015. Also featuring in the cast are Holt McCallany (Fight Club), Viola Davis (Prisoners) and Lust, Caution stars Tang Wei and Leehom Wang.

The post Four new clips from Michael Mann’s Blackhat appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Cinematographers Pick Top Five, Will Oscar Votes Go the Same Way?

7 January 2015 9:40 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Deakins is nominated for the 13th time for the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) Award, which he has won three times, for Sam Mendes' "Skyfall" (2013), Frank Darabont's "The Shawshank Redemption" (1995) and the Coen brothers' "The Man Who Wasn’t There" (2002). His other nominations include the Coens' "Fargo" (1997), "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2001), "No Country for Old Men" (2008) and "True Grit" (2011), Martin Scorsese's  "Kundun" (1998), Andrew Dominik's "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (2008), Mendes' "Revolutionary Road" (2009), Stephen Daldry's "The Reader" (2009), and Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners" (2014). He won the Asc's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. (Read: Bill Desowitz's interview with him here. ) As expected, the nominees are: Roger Deakins, Asc, Bsc for Unbroken Óscar »

- Anne Thompson

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Watch Marvel’s Ant-Man Trailer, Starring Paul Rudd & Michael Douglas

7 January 2015 8:35 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“Scott, I’ve been watching you for a while now. You’re different. Now, don’t let anyone tell you that you have nothing to offer.” Ant-Man may feature a superhero who can shrink to microscopic sizes, but that unique ability could expand Marvel’s cinematic universe in a big way. Marvel has released the first trailer for Ant-Man, featuring a lot of screen time for Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, while also teasing an impressive supporting cast.

Press Release – “Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.

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- Derek Anderson

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Cyber Hacking featurette for Michael Mann’s Blackhat

4 January 2015 1:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After the big Sony hack, it seems that Michael Mann’s new film Blackhat couldn’t have picked a better time for release, and now a new ‘Cyber Hacking’ featurette has arrived online for the thriller, which you can check out below…

Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

Blackhat sees Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World) leading a cast that also includes Holt McCallany (Fight Club), Viola Davis (Prisoners) and Lust, Caution stars Tang Wei and Leehom Wang.

Blackhat is set to open in the States on January 16th 2015 and in the UK on February 20th 2015.

The post Cyber Hacking featurette for Michael Mann’s Blackhat appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Enemy review – a morbidly elegant doppelganger tale

4 January 2015 12:04 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Jake Gyllenhaal is a great double act in Denis Villeneuve’s eerie adaptation of José Saramago’s novel

You can usually count on Jake Gyllenhaal for a magnetically odd performance: before Nightcrawler it was Prisoners, last year’s collaboration with Canadian director Denis Villeneuve. By comparison, in Villeneuve’s Enemy Gyllenhaal is altogether reasonable – compelling, though, and you get two Jakes for the price of one. Counterintuitively representing an island of understatement in an altogether barmy film, Gyllenhaal plays a timid academic who discovers that he has an exact double, a failed movie actor, and makes the mistake of contacting him.

Based – with considerable modifications, by all accounts – on José Saramago’s novel The Double, Enemy is set in an otherworldly version of Toronto and laced with menacing arachnid imagery. Cloaked in acrid yellow hues, it might have been dreamed up in committee by David Cronenberg, Luis Buñuel and the »

- Jonathan Romney

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Movie Review – Enemy (2013)

2 January 2015 10:17 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Enemy, 2013.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon and Isabella Rossellini.


A university lecturer seeks out his exact double after seeing him in a movie.

Taking its cue from a José Saramago novel, Enemy is a film that further displays evidence of Denis Villeneuve’s extraordinary ability to tackle essential psychological and philosophical concepts in compelling and provocative fashion. Following the flawed but ambitious first English language feature Prisoners and the incredible political/fantastic mind-map of Incendies, this film should confirm the Québec born Villeneuve’s status as one of cinema’s most in-demand directors…

Telling the richly metaphoric and symbolic journey of university lecturer Adam (Gyllenhaal) as he feels the pressures of a failing relationship with Mary (Laurent) and a studious but uneventful life, in many ways Enemy shows us a look beyond the mirror. Recommended a movie rental by a work colleague, Adam »

- Robert W Monk

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Best of 2014: Nicholas Bell’s Top 20 (Picks 10-1)

2 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Nicholas Bell’s Top 20 films of 2014…

#20. Madeleine Olnek’s The Foxy Merkins

#19. Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash

#18. Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child

#17. Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook

#16. Adam Wingard’s The Guest

#15. Dardenne Bros.’ Two Days, One Night

#14. David Fincher’s Gone Girl

#13. Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer

#12. Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive

#11. David Mackenzie’s Starred Up

#10.Tip Top

Serge Bozon’s latest genre mash, Tip Top, which premiered in the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes 2013, was at last treated to a limited release in New York. A curiously unique and incredibly bizarre adaptation of a British thriller by Bill James, Bozon has created another strange hybrid of form with this blackly comedic, sexually perverse examination of racial inequality and notable political bigotry. For those reveling in the perverse and uniquely offbeat (especially when you throw Huppert and Kiberlain into the mix), Tip Top is not to be missed. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Enemy review: Jake Gyllenhaal leads sullen thriller

2 January 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Denis Villeneuve; Screenwriters: Javier Gullón; Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini; Running time: 90 mins; Certificate: 15

Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve teamed up to good effect in the tense thriller Prisoners, but before that they made the arty character study Enemy. Based on José Saramago's novel The Double, it sees Gyllenhaal play a college professor whose life gets flipped when he spots his doppelgänger as a background extra in an old movie.

Disinterested in his work and even more so in his long-suffering girlfriend (Mélanie Laurent), Gyllenhaal's Adam pursues his lookalike and discovers he's an actor called Daniel Saint Claire (now known as Anthony). This outgoing, charismatic alter ego lies in sharp contrast to the meek, internal Adam. The two lives eventually intertwine amid tarantulas, matching scars and swapped identities.

It all feels like a dark, surreal twist on a Twilight Zone segment - a sort »

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Ben's Top 10 Films of 2014

1 January 2015 12:54 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Hey everyone! After a couple of years away, I'm thrilled to announce that I'm back with the gang at GeekTyrant. This was where I got my start writing about film and television online, and I'm very excited to return to the team, help the site move forward in 2015, and start interacting with this awesome community again.

As you recover from last night's New Year's Eve festivities, I wanted to offer up a list of my favorite films of 2014. Chances are pretty good you've seen a handful of these films, but maybe there are a couple that you haven't seen, and this list may encourage you to check them out to see where they'd rank on your own list. Enjoy!

10. Enemy

One of the most enigmatic movies in recent memory, Denis Villeneuve's Enemy is a strange, hazy, horrifying, nightmare that has haunted me since I saw it in March. Led »

- Ben Pearson

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The 17 Most Underrated Movies of 2014

31 December 2014 5:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One of the most disappointing realities about 2014 was that as box office shrank compared to last year, independent films were often hit the hardest. Despite stellar reviews, even festival darlings like “Whiplash,” “Foxcatcher,” “The Skeleton Twins” and “Dear White People” each grossed less than $10 million domestically. Here are the 17 most underrated movies of 2014 that deserve a second look in the opinion of Variety’s film critics and reporters.

1. “Enemy

Jake Gyllenhaal’s biggest, most buzzed-about performance of 2014 may have been in “Nightcrawler,” but his best work could be found in “Prisoners” director Denis Villeneuve’s existential thriller about a mild-mannerded Toronto history professor who discovers he has a doppelganger in the form of a bad-boy bit-part movie actor. Virtually a solo — make that dual — performance piece, with Gyllenhaal playing most of his scenes opposite himself (and, in one case, a giant tarantula), this freewheeling mash-up of Davids Cronenberg and Lynch »

- Peter Debruge, Ramin Setoodeh, Scott Foundas and Jenelle Riley

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