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If there's one actor in Hollywood who's on a heckuva hot streak right now, it's Jake Gyllenhaal. He is in what you'd call "a zone" in terms of his role choices and performances, dialing it up a notch for each one -- from End of Watch to Prisoners to Enemy to the fantastic, shoulda-been-Oscar-nominated Nightcrawler, the dude is killin' it right now. And here comes Southpaw, in theaters July 11. The first trailer for the Antoine Fuqua-directed film feels a bit like a Rocky movie at first, with Gyllenhaal playing a banged-up boxer with a chip on his shoulder whose family wants him to slow it down before things are taken too far. And then...yeah, things are taken a bit too far, leading to a family member's death, an estranged...
- Erik Davis
If there's one actor in Hollywood who's on a heckuva hot streak right now, it's Jake Gyllenhaal. He is in what you'd call "a zone" in terms of his role choices and performances, dialing it up a notch for each one -- from End of Watch to Prisoners to Enemy to the fantastic, shoulda-been-Oscar-nominated Nightcrawler, the dude is killin' it right now. And here comes Southpaw, in theaters July 11. The first trailer for the Antoine Fuqua-directed film...
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Over the past few years, Sean Young has been vocal about her potential role in Blade Runner 2 – heck, the actress even went so far as to say that she should’ve took the place of Charlize Theron in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. How and ever, it appeared as though Young was right with her original predictions as it seems as though Scott has no plans to feature her in the upcoming sequel.
During an extensive interview The Guardian, the actress spoke in-depth about the 1982 sci-fi classic, her experiences as a woman in the film industry, and how it’s unlikely that she will ever reprise her role as the replicant (?) Rachael.
“I saw Ridley a month ago, and not a peep was uttered from his mouth about it, and so I left it alone.”
As such, it seems safe to assume that Blade Runner 2 will explore new replicants or, on the other hand, »
- Michael Briers
I don’t know what catalyzed Jake Gyllenhaal into the career resurgence he is in right now, but I’m excited for whatever he is going to do next.
The first trailer for Southpaw dropped on Friday, which stars Gyllenhaal as Billy “The Great” Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. The film, from The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua, also stars Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz.
Southpaw follows Hope as he struggles through a tragedy and tries to get himself back in shape to become a contender once again. This film’s main selling point is certainly the performance by Gyllenhaal and how he is able to immerse himself into a role again, much like he did in Enemy, Prisoners, End of Watch, and Nightcrawler.
- Zach Dennis
Read More: First Look: Jake Gyllenhaal Is Ripped In Boxing Pic ‘Southpaw’ Thanks to tremendous work in films like "Prisoners," "Enemy" and last year's "Nightcrawler," Jake Gyllenhaal has become one of the more reliable dramatic actors currently working in Hollywood. After hitting a career peak in the shoes of Lou Bloom, Gyllenhaal has a handful of intriguing projects lined up for 2015, including adventure-drama "Everest," Jean-Marc Vallée relationship drama "Demolition" and gritty boxing drama "Southpaw," the latter of which just premiered a bruised and bloody trailer. Directed by Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") and co-written by Kurt Sutter ("Sons of Anarchy"), "Southpaw" stars Gyllenhaal as Billy "The Great" Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. When a family tragedy strikes and he loses custody of his daughter, Billy enters the battle of his life »
- Zack Sharf
The first Southpaw trailer has gone online, and it basically takes you through the entire film even going so far as to show the death of a major character (granted, it’s an inciting event, but they could probably cut around it). The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer who must fight his way back to the top after he loses custody of his daughter due to personal tragedies and mistakes. Setting aside that the trailer shows too much, it still looks like a good movie, and following End of Watch, Prisoners, Enemy, and Nightcrawler, Gyllenhaal is clearly at the top of his game right now. I’m still wary of director Antonie Fuqua’s work, but perhaps he’s found a good partner in screenwriter Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy). Solid boxing dramas are hard to come by, but hopefully Southpaw will be one of them. Check out the Southpaw trailer below. »
- Matt Goldberg
Following on from yesterday’s news that George Clooney will produce the next project for writer-director Tom Ford, today sees Variety reporting that Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are in aggressive pursuit of the lead roles in the adaptation, titled Nocturnal Animals. While firm offers have yet to be made, “insiders say it is headed in that direction.”
The fact that potential casting news has so closely followed the announcement of the project and its producers is indicative of the momentum that is building behind this film – the second directorial outing for fashion designer Tom Ford. His previous effort, 2009’s A Single Man earned an Academy Award nomination for its lead actor, Colin Firth, as well as Golden Globe nominations for Firth and lead actress Julianne Moore. Ford penned that adapted script, which is why such excitement has sprung up around Nocturnal Animals – it being his second adapted script for film. »
- Sarah Myles
Today's episode includes our review of Insurgent and Brad talks about an upcoming movie he still has 30 minutes to watch, stemming from a conversation regarding reviewing movies before you've seen the whole thing or even reviewing it all without seeing it. On top of that we explore listener Mitch's article "What I've Learned from Listening to 340 episodes of The "Brad and Laremy on movies" podcast", play a couple voicemails, play some games, talk some news and dabble into the March Madness basketball tournament. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, »
- Brad Brevet
Ridley Scott has worked in many genres over his career —period pieces (“The Duellists”), war movies (“Black Hawk Down”), con man movies (“Matchstick Men”), sword and sandal epics ( “Gladiator”) and even soggy, feel-good pap (“A Good Year”). Last year’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” had a small faction of staunch vocal supporters, but his landmark sci-fi masterwork “Blade Runner” marks the last time the director made a film that could credibly be described as visionary. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the film on VHS: the images of those towering, terrifying billboards adorned with ghastly, smiling faces burned into my impressionable young mind forever. Woefully misunderstood upon its 1982 release, Scott’s film has since found a devoted following: in fact, a sequel has recently been announced —it's to be directed by “Enemy" and "Prisoners" helmer Denis Villeneuve and with Harrison Ford confirmed to reprise his terrifically grizzled turn as. »
- Nicholas Laskin
Fox’s remake of the classic Agatha Christie whodunit Murder on the Orient Express is picking up steam, now that Michael Green has been tapped to pen the script. The studio has been developing this redo since late 2013, when power trio Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon all came aboard as producers. No director is yet attached to the pic, but Fox is understandably looking to attract a big name.
The story, one of the author’s most acclaimed to feature detective Hercule Poirot, was previously adapted for film by Sidney Lumet back in 1974. His take was rapturously received, racking up six Oscar nods and winning one (for Ingrid Bergman’s supporting performance). Albert Finney starred as Poirot, leading an all-star cast that included Bergman, Lauren Bacall, Jacqueline Bisset, Colin Blakely, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave and Michael York.
This remake has big shoes to fill, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The teaser, specially commissioned by Warner Bros and the BFI, captures some of the sci-fi classic's most memorable moments backed by Vangelis's iconic score.
Director Ridley Scott said of the new promo: "The Final Cut is my definitive version of Blade Runner, and I'm thrilled that audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy it in the way I intended - on the big screen.
"This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope will inspire a new generation to see Blade Runner when it is re-released across the UK on April 3."
Captain America: Civil War: Jeremy Renner is now confirmed to be appearing as Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War, due in theaters on May 6, 2016. The actor will film the sequel this spring and then join Amy Adams for Story of Your Life. The sci-fi drama will feature Adams as a linguist who attempts to make contact with extraterrestrials who have landed on Earth; Renner will play a physics professor who works with her to communicate with the aliens. Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) will direct. [The Hollywood Reporter] Intelligent Life: Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World, Safety Not Guaranteed) will remain in the sci-fi genre with his next project, Intelligent Life. Trevorrow wrote the script with his partner Derek Connolly and is attached to direct; he will also serve as...
- Peter Martin
Captain America: Civil War: Jeremy Renner is now confirmed to appear as Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War, due in theaters on May 6, 2016. The actor will film the sequel this spring and then join Amy Adams for Story of Your Life. The sci-fi drama will feature Adams as a linguist who attempts to make contact with extraterrestrials who have landed on Earth; Renner will play a physics professor who works with her to communicate with the aliens. Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) will direct. [The...
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Jeremy Renner didn’t have too much to do in The Avengers, other than be under Loki’s spell for the majority of the film, but with Avengers: Age Of Ultron out next month we’re sure to see even more of the powerless but experienced archer. Not only that, but it has now been confirmed that Renner will be joining Captain America: Civil War. This will mix it up from the source material, as Hawkeye was not present during the storyline’s original run, although he voiced his opinion after the events, and was clearly anti-Stark. However, with Black Panther and Spider-Man making their debuts in the McU in Captain America: Civil War, this may not be the most exciting addition. Renner made his debut as Hawkeye in a very brief sequence in Thor.
The busy bee that he is has also seen Renner join Amy Adams in the upcoming sci-fi feature, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Denis Villeneuve is on fire after 2010's Incendies followed by Prisoners and Enemy. Now he has Sicario coming later this year with an already impressive cast that includes the likes of Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin, and to go with that he's attached to direct the Untitled Blade Runner Project, but it appears before he heads to the world of Blade Runner he has a project lined up for mid-June with Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams set to star. The film is Story of Your Life, an adaptation of the short story by Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Ted Chiang. The story is set in motion when alien crafts land around the world, and an expert linguist (Adams) is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. amz asin="1931520720" size="small"As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid »
- Brad Brevet
Jeremy Renner has been cast in sci-fi drama Story of Your Life.
Adams plays a linguist expert who is hired by the military to converse with aliens who have landed on earth.
As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that may unlock the purpose of their visit.
Renner will play a physics professor paired with her.
Watch the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron below: »
The Paramount pic, an adaptation of Hugo Award-winning author Ted Chiang’s short story, takes place in a world reeling from the sudden arrival of alien crafts around the world. As world leaders grapple with the new species, an expert linguist (Adams) is recruited by the military to determine whether the aliens come in peace or pose a grave threat to humanity. As she slowly learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins to experience intense flashbacks, which could hold the key to figuring out what the aliens want from Earth.
Renner will take on the supporting role of a physics professor who joins the linguist in her quest to understand the extraterrestrial visitors.
- Isaac Feldberg
If you had to ask right now who’s having a better go of things, Jeremy Renner or director Dennis Villeneuve, it’d be a tough call. Renner’s next ‘Bourne’ franchise installment has been delayed, but he’s got an ‘Avengers’ film on the way and an appearance in another ‘Mission Impossible’ movie this summer. Villeneuve, the Academy Award-nominated director of “Incendies,” is coming off the one-two punch of “Enemy” and “Prisoners,” which has been a key step in revitalizing Jake Gyllenhaal’s career. He’s got his next thriller coming out in September — “Sicario” starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Jon Bernthal — and perhaps more importantly is that all this fine work has been noticed: he’s just been pegged to direct the “Blade Runner” sequel that Harrison Ford just agreed to appear in. Suffice it to say, neither man is sweating it at the moment, »
- Edward Davis
The project, based on Ted Chiang’s story, centers on aliens landing on Earth. The military then recruits Adams’ linguistic expert to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. Renner will portray a physics professor brought on to help communicate with the aliens.
Paramount picked up North American rights at Cannes last year, when Adams and Villeneuve were attached. Sony picked up most foreign markets.
Renner is reed by CAA, »
- Dave McNary
The Hollyood Reporter has a story up about Jeremy Renner joining Amy Adams in Denis Villeneuve's (Prisoners) sci-fi movie Story of Your Life, but also confirm that the Avengers: Age of Ultron star will be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe sooner than expected. According to the trade, "He will shoot Captain America: Civil War this spring, then segue to Story of Your Life in mid-June, working with Villeneuve." There have been rumblings about Renner possibly reprising the role of Hawkeye in the threequel for some time now. He was supposed to be in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but scheduling issues scuppered that, and the actor has been hoping for a larger role in these movies since making his displeasure clear about the way he was used in The Avengers. How he will factor into Captain America: Civil War remains to be seen. Hawkeye wasn't actually featured in »
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