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First Trailer for Egoyan's Cannes Bound 'Captives' Starring Ryan Reynolds

17 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I can't say Atom Egoyan's name necessarily gets my blood pumping, but his new film Captives, which was just announced as a competition title at this year's Cannes Film Festival, sounds very intriguing. The thriller will almost certainly be compared to Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners as it centers on a father's (Ryan Reynolds) search for his kidnapped daughter in the Toronto snow, but there is definitely far more to it than just that as this first look trailer emphasizes. Along with Reynolds the film co-stars Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson, Scott Speedman, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast and Bruce Greenwood. Check out the trailer below. sb id="915529" height="360" width="640" »

- Brad Brevet

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'Gone Girl' Trailer: Ben Affleck and David Fincher Bring One of Your Favorite Books to Life

15 April 2014 6:32 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The trailer for Gone Girl has us asking two things. First, who killed Ben Affleck's wife? Second, how great is it that thrillers are coming back? Last year Prisoners impressed audiences with not only stellar performances from Hugh Jackman and Jake Gylenhaal, but also a big, old-school thriller vibe. Now another heavy-hitting director is breathing life back into the who-done-it side of thrillers: David Fincher (Se7en, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Zodiac). And since he's not exactly a stranger when it comes to grand murder mysteries, it's safe to say we're a little excited. Gone Girl is about a man (Ben Affleck) who is accused of murdering his wife (Rosamund Pike) on their fifth wedding anniversary. It's based on the book by Gillian Flynn, so if you've...

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'Gone Girl' Trailer: Ben Affleck and David Fincher Are the Latest to Bring Back the Hollywood Thriller

14 April 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The trailer for Gone Girl has us asking two things. First, who killed Ben Affleck's wife? Second, how great is it that thrillers are coming back? Last year Prisoners impressed audiences with not only stellar performances by Hugh Jackman and Jake Gylenhaal, but also a big, old-school thriller vibe. That who-done-it side of thrillers has been missing from Hollywood for a bit, but now another heavy-hitting director is bringing it back: David Fincher (Se7en, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Zodiac). And since he's not exactly a stranger when it comes to grand murder mysteries, it's safe to say we're a little excited. Gone Girl is about a man (Ben Affleck) who is accused of murdering his wife (Rosamund Pike) on their fifth wedding anniversary. It's based on the...

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- Peter Hall

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‘The Here and Now’ Movie Based on Ann Brashare’s Thriller in Development at Alcon

11 April 2014 12:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alcon Entertainment, Alloy Entertainment and Kira Davis’ 8:38 Productions have bought movie rights to Ann Brashare’s just-published romantic thriller “The Here and Now.”

Brashares previously collaborated with the three companies on the two “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” films.

Davis is producing with Alcon Entertainment co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove along with Alloy president Les Morgenstein and VP Elysa Dutton.

“The Here and Now,” released April 8 by Delacorte Press, centers on a 17-year-old from the future who may be able to save the world. She comes from a world where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic.

Alcon’s most recent film was “Prisoners,” directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. The company, which has a distribution deal with Warner Bros., produced sci-fi drama “Transcendence,” starring Johnny Depp. Wally Pfister’s directorial debut will hit theaters on April 18.

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- Dave McNary

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Splink!

11 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

In Contention the Stephen Hawking biopic Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne is getting an Oscar prime November release. Best Actor is going to be tight this year, people

Telegraph interviewed Winona Ryder last month. Not sure how I missed this one but it's a good interview with smart comments on her career and age.

Shadowplay "things I read off the screen in In The Heat of the Night" interesting piece on 1967's Best Picture

Playbill has a history of Cabaret's journey from the pages of "Goodbye to Berlin" to the stage and screen

Cinema Blend I hadn't heard about this but there's a Twilight related lawsuit going on about profit sharing. Apparently Robert Pattinson made $25 million from Breaking Dawn. Wow.

Pajiba on Rob Lowe's "awesome" Reddit Ama

The Playlist Denis Villeneuve's career is heating up post Prisoners/Enemy and he's prepping a sci-fi thriller called The Story »

- NATHANIEL R

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Jake Gyllenhaal Is The Matthew McConaughey Of 2014

10 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | TheFabLife - Movies | See recent TheFabLife - Movies news »

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Remember the days Jake Gyllenhaal and former girlfriend Kirsten Dunst would walk their dog Atticus together in Los Angeles? Yes, and it was perfect. The Manic Pixie Dream Couple of the early ’00s may be long gone, but Gyllenhaal’s career only intensified after that relationship. As did his gossip potential and attempts at leading man status, giving us maple latte dates with Taylor Swift and the forgettable Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

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While he broke out as a talented actor from a famous family oozing with indie credibility, Gyllenhaal quickly became one of Hollywood’s most coveted young actors. With the monstrous success of disaster flick The Day After Tomorrow, he began pairing his box office potential with high-profile romances that left tabloids salivating: Kirsten, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor. After an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Ang Lee‘s Brokeback Mountain, as well »

- Emily Exton

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Jake Gyllenhaal Thriller ‘Enemy’ Hitting On DVD June 24th

6 April 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Despite the fair success and critical acclaim of the last Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve effort, Prisoners, Enemy never seemed to get enough people talking about it. That’s also despite the fact that it managed its own critical acclaim, winning a solid 72% on rottentomatoes.com. That’s a higher score than it seems for an indie film about something decidedly strange.

Considering the supporting cast, you’d think there would be a serious draw to this one, but it didn’t get nearly the attention in theaters that it deserved. It’s possible that mentioning that it is based on a Nobel Prize-winning novel may have left some unsure what they might be getting into with this one.

Well, your chance to catch it again isn’t too far off, as this one comes home on June 24th, even if it is apparently going to be rather slim as far as bonus material goes. »

- Marc Eastman

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9 actors who played dual roles: Back to the Future, Moon, Parent Trap

6 April 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jesse Eisenberg takes on his most challenging role since Mark Zuckerberg in Richard Ayoade's The Double, playing a lonely everyman whose life is gradually destroyed by the arrival of a charismatic doppelgänger.

Inspired by Eisenberg's powerhouse dual performance, Digital Spy has taken a look back over 9 more actors who excelled at doubling up.

Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell and Sam Bell (Moon)

Had Duncan Jones not found exactly the right leading man in Sam Rockwell, his remarkable debut feature would likely never have worked. Astronaut Sam Bell is nearing the end of his three-year work contract on the moon, but everything he believed about his mission begins to change when he discovers an unconscious doppelgänger outside his base. It's both a top-notch sci-fi drama and a compelling exploration of loneliness, and Rockwell grounds all of the film's twists in emotional reality.

Jeremy Irons as Beverly Mantle and Elliot Mantle »

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Casting Net: Chiwetel Ejiofor could be the next Bond villain; Plus, Ryan Reynolds, more

4 April 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) is reportedly the front-runner to antagonize James Bond in the next film in the series. According to the report, no offer has been made yet. Daniel Craig will return to star as 007, and Sam Mendes, who directed him in Skyfall, is returning to direct. Production is supposed to begin this summer on Bond 24, scheduled for a Nov. 6, 2015, release date. [The Wrap]

• Ryan Reynolds is set to join the Helen Mirren pic Woman in Gold about a WWII survivor determined to reclaim paintings from the Austrian government. Reynolds will play Mirren’s character’s attorney, while Rush »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Amy Ryan, ‘Workaholics’ Star Jillian Bell Join Jack Black in ‘Goosebumps’ (Exclusive)

4 April 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Oscar-nominated actress Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”) and Jillian Bell (“Workaholics”) have closed deals to join the cast of Sony's “Goosebumps,” TheWrap has learned. Rob Letterman is directing the film, which is based on R.L. Stine's popular book series. Dylan Minnette (“Prisoners”) plays a teen named Zach Cooper, whose family moves to a new home where his new neighbor is a mysterious author, played by Jack Black. When a demonic ventriloquist's dummy unleashes the author's creepy creations, it's up to his niece Hannah (Odeya Rush) and Zach to battle the evil forces and save their town. Also read: ‘Workaholics’ Star Jillian Bell Joins. »

- Jeff Sneider

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'Enemy' Arrives on DVD June 24th

4 April 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005) reteams with his Prisoners director, Denis Villeneuve, in Enemy, a sexy and mind-bending thriller that breathes new life into the doppelganger tradition arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) June 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Released theatrically by A24, the film is based on Nobel Prize in Literature winner Jose Saramongo's novel The Double, and also stars M&#233lanie Laurent (Now You See Me), Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method) and Isabella Rossellini (Fearless). Winner of the Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver at the Catalonian International Film Festival, the Enemy DVD includes a "making of" featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) is a glum professor who has grown disinterested by his ordinary life. When Adam discovers a man who appears to be his double, the identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and hauntingly intertwined. »

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Denis Villeneuve casts Amy Adams and Emily Blunt in Story of Your Life and Sicario

4 April 2014 5:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve is certainly busy. He already has the Jake Gyllenhaal starring Enemy ready for release in the next month, and he also has two films ready to enter production.

The first will see him teaming up with Amy Adams (Man of Steel) for Story of Your Life, in which Adams will play an expert linguist taken by the military to determine whether extra-terrestrials have come in peace or as a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the mystery about the true purpose of their visit.

Villeneuve also has Sicario in production with Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) set to star. Blunt will play an officer from Tucson who travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries in order to track down a drug lord.

Villeneuve is certainly a talent and »

- Gary Collinson

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Benicio del Toro May Join Emily Blunt in Sicario

4 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

This week's news that French-Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve ( Prisoners , Enemy ) has cast the female leads for his next two films, Sicario and Story of Your Life --Emily Blunt and Amy Adams, respectively--may have had some wondering which movie might happen first. Now word comes from Variety that Benicio Del Toro is in talks to co-star with Blunt in the crime-thriller Sicario (which literally means "hitman" in Spanish), making one think that film might go into production first. Written by TV actor Taylor Sheridan ("Sons of Anarchy"), the movie is about an Arizona police officer who travels to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord. The story doesn't make clear which character Del Toro might play in Villeneuve's film, »

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DVD Release: Enemy

3 April 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD Release Date: June 24, 2014

Price: DVD $19.98

Studio: Lionsgate

Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code) plays a dual role in thriller movie Enemy.

The film follows Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal), a glum professor who doesn’t much like his ordinary life. When he meets Anthony, who appears to be his double (also played by Gyllenhaal), their lives become strangely intertwined.

The R-rated movie also stars Isabella Rossellini (Chicken With Plums) and Melanie Laurent (Hidden Love). Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve helmed the film, with a screenplay by Javier Gullon, based on the novel by Jose Saramago.

Enemy had a limited release in theaters, but it was hailed by critics, scoring 71% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Moviegoers were more cautious with their praise, with only 65%. You be the judge on DVD.

The disc comes with just one special feature: the featurette “Lucid Dreams: The Making of Enemy.”

Check out the film’s trailer:

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- Sam

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Denis Villeneuve Turns His Eye and Attentions to Female-Led Features

3 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is a busy guy – after all, the frequently lauded director is steadily lining up compelling new projects after the one-two punch of his last two projects (that would be last year’s Prisoners and this season’s Enemy, both of which bowed back in September at Tiff, making it clear that the Incendies director had arrived in a big way) – but the new heat on his career doesn’t mean he’s cutting corners. He’s not getting sloppy. He’s not picking up films about monster trucks or winged aliens or whatever it is that Hollywood is throwing at emerging filmmakers. Villeneuve is making his own way. But is that going to include finding a female muse to match the relationship he’s cultivated with Jake Gyllenhaal, who quite memorably starred in both of Villeneuve’s latest projects, in very different roles?  Villeneuve currently has three films in various forms of development, and »

- Kate Erbland

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Amy Adams May Talk to Aliens in Story Of Your Life!

3 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Amy Adams, in my opinion, is one of the best actresses working today. She is adaptable and has covered almost every genre except sci-fi, and the way things are shaping up, she will be able to check that off of her list soon. 

Deadline announced that Adams is close to signing onto Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi thriller Story of Your Life. Here is the synopsis:

The thriller takes place after alien crafts land around the world. An expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit.

I am sure there is more to it than meets the eye. Reading this synopsis, you get images of a ton of different sci-fi movies that you have seen before. »

- Billy Fisher

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Amy Adams Will Welcome More Aliens To Earth In Story Of Your Life

3 April 2014 6:44 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

THR report that Man Of Steel/American Hustle actress Amy Adams has signed on to star in the adaptation of a short story by Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Ted Chiang, Story Of Your Life. The script was written by Eric Heisserer, with Prisoners' Denis Villeneuve on board to direct. According to the site, Adams will play "an expert linguist recruited by the military to determine whether they [Aliens] come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit." The movie is gearing up to shoot early next year. »

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Amy Adams in talks over being cast in 'Story of Your Life'

3 April 2014 4:12 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, April 3: Amy Adams is in talks to star in the upcoming film 'Story of Your Life'.

The film, which is an adaptation of a short story by Ted Chiang, is going to be directed by 'Prisoners' director Denis Villeneuve, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

Eric Heisserer has written the script for the project and the filmmakers are planning to start filming in 2015. (Ani) »

- Lohit Reddy

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Amy Adams and Emily Blunt in talks to join new films from Prisoners director

3 April 2014 1:55 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve might have a couple of very lovely ladies for two different upcoming projects. He'll be working on the thriller Sicario first, and Variety is reporting Emily Blunt is in negotiations to star in the movie. The script comes from Taylor Sheridan, and is about, "An officer from Tucson, Arizona who travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord." Villeneueve will film Sicario this summer »

- Jesse Giroux

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Emily Blunt in Talks for Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicaro'

2 April 2014 9:13 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Emily Blunt is in talks to to join "Prisoners" director Denis Villeneuve’s next film called "Sicaro," reports Variety. Taylor Sheridan wrote the screenplay for the film which tells of an officer from Tucson, Arizona who journeys across to Mexico with two mercenaries in order to track down a drug lord. The film is produced by Basil Iwanyk, Thad and Trent Luckinbill and Molly Smith via Black Label Media, as well as as Edward McDonnell. Blunt is up next alongside Tom Cruise in the very-eagerly-anticipated sci-fi actioner “Edge of Tomorrow,” from Warner Bros. Pictures which opens on June 6th. In December she can be seen in Disney’s “Into the Woods" which debuts on Christmas Day. »

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