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With the Democratic Party having just nominated one female former New York senator for president, “Homeland” is putting another on the White House doorstep.
Actress Elizabeth Marvel has been cast to play President-Elect Elizabeth Keane, a former New York senator set to ascend to the presidency. The character is bright, charming, lively and blunt — a natural politician.
In January, Showtime CEO David Nevins revealed at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour that the sixth season of “Homeland” would be set “in and around New York City.” In June, star Claire Danes revealed during a Q&A at New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center details of the character that Marvel is set to play, saying she will not be a thinly veiled Hillary Clinton figure, but instead “a composite of all the different candidates.” Danes »
- Daniel Holloway
Elizabeth Marvel has been cast in the sixth season of Showtime’s “Homeland,” TheWrap has learned. The “House of Cards” actress will be playing the role of President-elect Elizabeth Keane, a former junior senator from New York. Her character is described as a natural politician who is bright and charming, but who can also be blunt. Marvel played Heather Dunbar, a democratic presidential candidate in season three of “House of Cards” who was ultimately thwarted by Frank and Claire Underwood. Looks like she’ll finally get her chance to shine on Showtime. Marvel has also had roles in “Fargo,” “True Grit” and “Burn After Reading. »
- Rasha Ali
Matt Damon talks returning to the role of Jason BourneMatt Damon talks returning to the role of Jason BourneColin Covert7/25/2016 3:18:00 Pm
"Why would he come back now?”
So asks Tommy Lee Jones’ stern CIA chief about the surprise return of Jason Bourne, the tough-as-nails rogue field agent played by Matt Damon. After three films where the fugitive agent couldn’t be intercepted, followed by a decade spent off the grid (and movie screens), he’s back for the aptly titled Jason Bourne.
Before Damon played Jason Bourne in director Doug Liman’s 2002 franchise kickoff The Bourne Identity, his career largely consisted of sensitive dramatic parts or supporting comic roles. Few of them showcased the Oscar-winning skills he displayed as co-writer and star of 1997’s Good Will Hunting. »
- Colin Covert
Press Release: Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”).
In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
“Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston (“The Avengers,” “Thor: The Dark World”), Samuel L. Jackson (“The Hateful Eight,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Oscar winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Trainwreck”), John Goodman (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Argo”) and John C. Reilly (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Step Brothers”). The international ensemble cast also »
- Derek Anderson
Ray Donovan season four is fast becoming a genre and directorial showcase as Michael Apted takes the chair for episode 3. Not that Apted is particularly known for one genre or another (although he has been to lands of Narnia and 007), and you can argue from Raising Arizona to Hail, Caesar! as to whether the Coens constitute a genre in themselves, but in this episode there definitely seems to have been a gentle swerve towards Coen-esque black humour. Not to mention a scene that comes across as Tarantino script doctoring.
Perhaps the biggest shock this week was the realisation that smart as a whip offspring Bridget Donovan (Kerris Dorsey) was fast approaching adulthood, as Ray and Abby reminisced about her entry into the world exactly 18 years before. Of course being clever doesn’t stop you from having a somewhat ill-advised relationship with your teacher (Mr. »
- Amie Cranswick
They are two types of people in this world: The people who radiate confidence and naturally excel at life, and the people who hope all those people die in an explosion. That’s the deadpan opening of today’s red band trailer for The Edge of Seventeen, one that places True Grit and Pitch Perfect 2 star Hailee Steinfeld in the role of Nadine, an awkward young woman struggling to make the transition from teenager to adult.
Also starring Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s wonderfully dry head teacher, The Edge of Seventeen represents the feature film debut of writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig, while James L. Brooks is on hand to produce. Coming-of-age dramas are a dime a dozen, of course, but Steinfeld has long proven her leading lady credentials; this, coupled with Craig’s snappy dialog ought to ensure the scribe’s first foray behind the lens is one to keep an eye on. »
- Michael Briers
Following her breakthrough performance in True Grit, the future looked promising for young actress Hailee Steinfeld. Since then, she’s taken on a variety of roles ranging from the likes of satisfactory films such as Begin Again and Ender’s Game to more disappointing projects such as Three Days to Kill and Barely Lethal. But she really […]
- Ethan Anderton
Manuel here. How do we feel about Hailee Steinfeld? I have never seen her Oscar nominated turn in True Grit so I'm obviously at a disadvantage in discussing her career but really enjoyed her in Pitch Perfect 2, The Homesman and Begin Again. I may give the Coens film a chance but if the upcoming The Edge of Seventeen is my first chance to see Steinfeld carry a movie, I think I'll be okay.
Kelly Fremon (who wrote the Rory Gilmore Alexis Bledel pic Post Grad) wrote and directed the teen flick and it may very well be this year's Perks of Being a Wallflower. We finally got a chance to see a poster and a trailer so check out unfiltered thoughts after the jump »
- Manuel Betancourt
True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld is getting her own John Hughes-esque coming-of-age story this fall with The Edge of Seventeen. The first trailer has now arrived for the raunchy teen comedy that handles the now-standard style of cynically funny high-schoolers who hate high school but still, like, ya know, have dreams, of course. Things get complicated for Steinfeld’s Nadine when her best friend (Haley Lu Richardson) starts dating her brother — yikes!
Drama ensues, handjob gestures are made, and Hailee Steinfeld says the f-word! As proven before, she seems to have decent comedic timing, and her exchanges with principal Woody Harrelson (who could very well be a scene-stealer) may end up being the highlight of the film. See the trailer below, along with a poster, for the film produced by James L. Brooks.
Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior »
- Mike Mazzanti
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is an uplifting, gruff New Zealander film about family love. Ricky (Julian Dennison) comes from foster care to the home of Hec (Sam Neill) and his wife, Bella (Rima Te Wiata). Hec and Ricky stay away from each other initially, largely due to how similar they are. Both prefer nature and solitude to city life and small talk, and so they vet each other cautiously. Ricky tries to befriend Hec because he lacks an adult male figure who might care for him and seems interesting, while Hec does not want to be responsible for Ricky’s well-being nor how he occupies himself on their farm; this is all Bella’s job.
Hec is heart-jerking at times, suppressing his emotional undercurrent, and a combination of Jeff Bridges’ begrudging hero in True Grit (2010) and Jack Nicholson’s hidden softie in As Good As It Gets (1997). He hides his »
- Dina Paulson
It's never easy being a teenager, but when your best friend starts hooking up with your archenemy of an older brother, high school can become unbearable. That's where Hailee Steinfeld finds herself in the new coming-of-age film The Edge of Seventeen, and People has an exclusive first look at its trailer. The actress-singer, 19, stars as high school junior Nadine, who is at peak teen awkwardness when she catches her golden child brother, Darian (played by Blake Jenner), in bed with her best friend (played by Haley Lu Richardson). But just when Nadine thinks she can't feel any more alone, an »
- Michael Miller @write_miller
The film opens in select theaters on August 12th and nationwide on August 19th.
Hell Or High Water is fresh at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and a bright green 82 on MetaCritic
Hell Or High Water is a modern action drama set in West Texas where the distinction between honest men and outlaws has blurred beyond recognition.
Featuring a cast that includes Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart,” “True Grit”), Chris Pine (“Star Trek,” “Into The Woods”), Ben Foster (“3:10 To Yuma,” “The Messenger”) and Gil Birmingham (“The Lone Ranger,” “Twilight”), Hell Or High Water is produced by Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn and executive produced by Gigi Pritzker, Bill Lischak, Michael Nathanson, Rachel Shane, John Penotti and Bruce Toll.
- Michelle McCue
The cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle is already something special with Elton John making a rare turn as an actor. But the roster for the sequel just got a little sweeter with the addition of The Big Lebowski and True Grit star Jeff Bridges, and he even got his own teaser poster that is […]
- Ethan Anderton
Our Hell Or High Water review is from the Cannes Film Festival, 2016.
Hell Or High Water review
David MacKenzie is gradually developing himself as being one of the most various, most exciting film-makers working today. After starting out with the likes of Young Adam with Ewan McGregor in 2003, before going on to the romantic drama Hallam Foe and then the hard-hitting Starred-Up in 2014, MacKenzie has dropped something quite different on Cannes with Hell and High Water, which plays in Un Certain Regard.
The film, set deep in the heart of west-Texas, revolves around two bungling bank robber brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster), who must, over the course of a few days, get together around $40,000 to pay off debts relating to the estate of their late mother. »
- Paul Heath
The first trailer has debuted for Western drama Hell or High Water, which we have for you below along with the first poster for the film.
Directed by David Mackenzie (Starred Up), the film stars Jeff Bridges (True Grit) as a “foul-mouthed lawman out to solve the string of hold-ups perpetrated by brothers Tanner (Ben Foster), a hotheaded ex-con, and Toby (Chris Pine), a divorced father with no record.”
Katy Moxon (Eastbound And Down) and Gil Birmingham (Banshee) co-star in the film which is written by Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan. The film is part of Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival.
A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers — Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger — come together to rob branch »
- Scott J. Davis
With 2015 almost over, it's time to start looking ahead to what 2016 has in store. Now, we know that with Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening this year, it is going to be a tall order trying to top 2015. However, 2016 certainly seems intent on giving it a try. This could be the biggest box office year yet!
It would be very hard for one film to compete with the massiveness that is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And that is why one shouldn't even contemplate trying to go head on with that mack truck of a cinematic spectacle. If one, however, takes all the films from 2016 together, they certainly serve notice that the rest of the movie industry hasn't been asleep these past few years.
And the best part? The slate for 2016 is probably the most diverse, for tentpole properties, that we have seen in years. We have films to satisfy your superhero tastes, »
Sugar Skull Girls 2017 Release Details and Trailer: Press Release: “Sgl Entertainment is pleased to announce that they will be releasing “Sugar Skull Girls” the Teenage Comedy Adventure Movie and TV Series on Blu-ray, DVD, Cable TV and VOD in early 2017. The film is Written and Directed by Christian Grillo, Produced by Christian Grillo, John Kent, David Gechman, and Carmela Hayslett.
And Stars: Addy Miller, Carmela Hayslett, Cece Hagen, Anika Buchanan, Isabella Sobejano, Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), John Amplas (Day of the Dead) and Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Rejects).
Synopsis: Three demonic sisters who resemble neo-goth voodoo dolls are accidentally conjured from the other side during a failed attempt to raise a little girl from the dead. »
- Tamika Jones
Peter Billingsly's Term Life opened in U.S. cinemas this past Friday. Vince Vaughan plays Nick Barrow, a guy wanted around town by various hit men who hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in and pay out for his estranged daughter. The estranged daughter in question is played by Hailee Stanfield, the plucky young actress who broke out in the Coen brothers’ film True Grit. We thought it would be fun to look back on some of the early films of some of the cast of the film. In some cases we are going back very, very far, before Stanfield was born. Even further in fact. Some of these films you may know, either by reputation or you...
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Tony Black on remakes, and how and why they success and fail…
Harking back to the days of big stars headlining even bigger films, The Magnificent Seven trailer exploded online this week showcasing the always A-list Denzel Washington alongside, among others, Hollywood’s newest megastar Chris Pratt, in a remake of the legendary 1960’s Yul Brynner headlining Western. It’s just one of a flood of remakes we’ve seen over the last decade, a tide that shows no sign of slowing down with dozens more either about to land, or in production and pre-production. Edward Gardiner here on Flickering Myth recently argued how it’s fine to enjoy remakes of the classic movies we enjoyed as children or younger adults, and while many never recapture the glory of the original they do at least bring great pictures back into the public consciousness. Antoine Fuqua’s take on the Seven »
- Tony Black
You heard it here first: Chris Pratt can wear the crap out of a leather vest. The trailer and the first-look images for the upcoming Magnificent Seven remake just dropped, and let's just say they are marvelous. Many eyes will be on star Denzel Washington, the movie's many action scenes, and even how this current version seemingly compares with the original 1960s flick. But for us, we're glued to Chris Pratt. Make that Chris Pratt The Cowboy. Hubba, hubba. Scores of actors before him have slipped on those iconic boots and hats to get a little taste of the old West. Jeff Bridges in True Grit. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Quick and »
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