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Denis Villeneuve to direct sci-fi sequel.
Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow (May 22) reteams with Villeneuve.
Deakins received his latest Oscar nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. He was previously nominated for Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men and True Grit; Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption; Martin Scorsese’s Kundun; Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; Stephen Daldry’s The Reader, which he shared with Chris Menges; and, more recently, Prisoners and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall.
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- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
While we know next to nothing about the plot for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, we do know that at the very least, it's going to look gorgeous, as renowned cinematographer Roger Deakins has joined the team. Come inside to learn more.
Blade Runner 2 is moving full steam ahead. Just a couple months ago it was announced Denis Villenueve had been hired on to direct the sequel, with Harrison Ford set to return, and it looks like they're starting to build up the rest of the necessary behind the scenes crew to get production moving. Announced at Cannes, Roger Deakins, the cinematographer behind Prisoners, Skyfall, Fargo, and Many others has been hired on as the Dop for the new movie. Deakins has worked with Villenueve on his last two movies, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
The original Blade Runner is still a visually striking movie, and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Deakins will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22. Deakins teamed with Villeneuve on Alcon’s “Prisoners” and “Sicario,” starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro, which is in competition at Cannes.
Deakins received his latest Academy Award nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken.” He was previously nominated for “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “No Country for Old Men,” “True Grit,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Kundun,” “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “The Reader,” “Prisoners” and “Skyfall.”
- Dave McNary
Good news, everyone! When it was announced that Denis Villeneuve would be directing Blade Runner 2, my first thought was, “Hey that’s pretty cool!" And my second thought was, “Wait, does this mean Roger Deakins is going to shoot a Blade Runner movie?!” Indeed. Alcon Entertainment announced today that the 12-time Oscar nominated cinematographer will be reuniting with Villeneuve on the project, marking their third collaboration after Prisoners and the upcoming Sicario. Deakins is quite possibly the best director of photography who’s ever lived, so the prospect of him capturing the world of Blade Runner is beyond enticing. A frequent collaborator of the Coen Brothers, Deakins has shined in a variety of genres from Western (True Grit) to comedy (The Big Lebowski) to James Bond (Skyfall). While he did shoot 2011’s In Time and 1984’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, we haven’t seen much from Deakins in the realm of sci-fi, »
- Adam Chitwood
Following a blockbuster weekend where Pitch Perfect 2 beat out Mad Max: Fury Road and topped the Us box office with $70.3 million (and around $108 million worldwide), talk has of course turned to a sequel. In an interview with Collider, director Elizabeth Banks was very open about the idea of Pitch Perfect 3, so long as the second movie performs well.
“It would be disingenuous to say that no one’s talking about a Pitch Perfect 3,” she said.”We are really focused on getting as many butts in seats for this one. If fans embrace it, we are going to seriously think about what the continuing journey would look like, but we don’t know what that is yet. I don’t know what the story of the third one is yet. So I can’t say… but I’m excited to delve in and figure it out.”
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- Luke Owen
The Barden Bellas, with their zany vocal antics, are back. Elizabeth Banks, who produced Pitch Perfect the first, directs the new sequel -- as well as returning to her role as a cappella commentator Gail. Pitch Perfect 2 shows the collegiate group three years after their win at nationals.
So much is packed into this two-hour musical comedy, but I'll try to break it down for you. Beca (Anna Kendrick), with dreams of being a music producer, snags an internship at a studio and doesn't tell her friends. Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) ruins a Bella performance at Lincoln Center and the group's performing duties as current national titleholders are stripped away. New freshman/legacy Bella Emily (Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit) joins the group and they plan to compete in an international a cappella competition in Denmark.
Pitch Perfect 2 skips from situation to situation -- it's more like a longform »
- Elizabeth Stoddard
The Barden Bellas are back, but are they better than ever? Some say yes, some say no. With Elizabeth Banks tapped as director the second installment, some critics argue that the comedienne really makes it sing while others argue that a sequel wasn't necessary at all. New to the cast was Hailee Steinfeld, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in True Grit, and critics agree she was a welcome addition. Here is a roundup of what critics are saying about Pitch Perfect 2: •Deadline's Pete Hammond notes the thin plot, but says the narrative isn't as important as the characters and songs. "But plot is secondary to the music, fun and distinct characters and a winning concept that looks like it »
There’s something strange about the frontierland in writer-director John Maclean’s darkly hilarious, unexpectedly poetic Slow West, but as soon as you put your finger on what it is, it’s tough not to laugh. For his spin on the Wild West, where hard men find purpose and soft ones an early grave, the Scottish director cast an Aussie and an Irishman (Kodi Smit-McPhee and Michael Fassbender) as a dewey-eyed Scot and the Eastwood-esque loner guarding him on the quest for a lost love (Caren Pistorius), then shot the thing in New Zealand without a single American face in the main cast. Slow West is the genre presented from the perspective of an enthusiastic tourist.
The film is also a Coen-esque fairy tale that captures the sun-scorched allure of the West even as it playfully satirizes what so fascinates us about the time period. It’s alternately grim and gut-busting, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Burbank, Calif. May 19, 2015 – On June 2, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will release The John Wayne Westerns Film Collection – featuring five classic films on Blu-ray™ from the larger-than-life American hero – just in time for Father’s Day. The Collection features two new-to-Blu-ray titles, The Train Robbers and Cahill U.S. Marshal plus fan favorites Fort Apache, The Searchers and a long-awaited re-release of Rio Bravo. The pocketbook box set will sell for $54.96 Srp; individual films $14.98 Srp.
Born Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset, Iowa, John Wayne first worked in the film business as a laborer on the Fox lot during summer vacations from University of Southern California, which he attended on a football scholarship. He met and was befriended by John Ford, a young director who was beginning to make a name for himself in action films, comedies and dramas. It was Ford who recommended Wayne to director Raoul Walsh for the male lead in the 1930 epic Western, »
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Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic Bale at the Oscars Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Eventual Best Supporting Actor winner Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic Bale are seen above on the Red Carpet of the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Welsh-born Bale took home the Oscar statuette for his performance as a boxer turned coach and junkie in David O. Russell's boxing drama and sleeper hit The Fighter. His co-stars were Mark Wahlberg (who also co-produced the film), Best Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo, and Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams. Christian Bale movies The Fighter was Christian Bale's first Academy Award nomination. Among his other movie credits are: The Dark Knight (2008). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Christian Bale. Heath Ledger. Maggie Gyllenhaal. Aaron Eckhart. The Prestige (2006). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Hugh Jackman. »
- D. Zhea
Joss Whedon can tell you about how hard it is to make a sequel that matches the creative heights of its predecessor, especially a beloved one. The "Avengers" filmmaker was forced to juggle studio priorities alongside fan expectations with "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Whedon, at least to this critic, wasn't able to match the first film's energy or euphoria, but another summer sequel, "Pitch Perfect 2," manages to come much closer to pulling off that delicate dance. Much of the credit has to go to Elizabeth Banks who makes her directorial debut with the highly anticipated flick and the results will leave you wanting more (well, more singing at least). When we last left the Barton Bellas, the collegiate singing group had gone from underdogs to national champions. Our heroines are now Queens of A Cappella and singing at the Kennedy Center in front of the President of the United States, »
- Gregory Ellwood
When Beyonce’s brisk female-empowerment jam “Run the World (Girls)” kicks off a key musical number in “Pitch Perfect 2,” it plays as something of a mission statement for the film itself: Both behind and in front of the camera, women call every shot of consequence in this ebulliently entertaining, arguably superior sequel to the 2012 musical comedy hit. Continuing the bawdy misadventures of all-girl college a cappella group the Barden Bellas — this time as they get their motley act together on a global stage — Kay Cannon’s script is even lighter on narrative than its predecessor, but fills any resulting void with a concentrated supply of riotous gags, and a renewed emphasis on the virtues of female collaboration and independence. Actress-producer Elizabeth Banks’ eminently credible feature directing debut should, in its own parlance, crush it at the global box office, sustaining a franchise with potential to outlive the “Glee” fever that inspired it. »
- Guy Lodge
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One of the summer’s most surefire hits is Universal’s Pitch Perfect 2, which will reunite the Barden Bellas as they take their a cappella talents to new heights in hopes of regaining fame and popularity after a humiliating wardrobe malfunction in front of none other than the President of the United States. Back for more pitch-slapping mayhem are stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp and Brittany Snow, and the sequel also adds a new Bella in the form of Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit).
A new batch of images has ended up online today, showcasing most of the principal cast and reminding us that Elizabeth Banks is not only starring in but also directing this follow-up. Will the first-time helmer be able to deliver another chapter that rivals the fist-pumping charms of Jason Moore’s original? The jury’s still out on that one, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Director: Elizabeth Banks; Screenwriter: Kay Cannon; Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins; Running time: 115 mins; Certificate: 12A
Quicker than an X Factor contestant to the Christmas No.1 spot - but not quite so predictable - Pitch Perfect 2 was greenlit after the surprise success of the original in 2012. A sharp-tongued Anna Kendrick and the outrageous Rebel Wilson are among the college girls hitting the comeback trail with their tried and tested formula of kitsch a cappella pop covers, cute wisecracks and awkward romantic subplots. This time you know what to expect and you may even be tempted to sing along.
Only Kendrick is afforded the benefit of playing a character with more than one dimension. As Beca, her focus is divided between the Barden Bellas and her career after college, aiming to get a kick-start with a secret internship at a cool »
David O. Russell makes fashion statement on the Oscars' Red Carpet David O. Russell: Fashion statement and Oscar nomination David O. Russell, a Best Director Oscar nominee for the surprisingly successful boxing drama The Fighter, makes both a fashion and a facial statement upon his arrival with guests at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. This was his first Best Director nomination. About five years ago, David O. Russell made headlines thanks to leaked videos showing him having a volcanic, expletive-filled confrontation with Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees – an ambitious all-star comedy that turned out to be much less successful than the bizarre behind-the-scenes video clips. (Check out Paul Rudd in a parody of the 'I Heart Huckabees' blow-up.) Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees alumnus Mark Wahlberg has said that he had to fight with Paramount »
- D. Zhea
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Chicago – The Hollywood Show is back, and all your favorite TV and movie stars are available to meet, take pictures with and get autographs. The 2015 Chicago edition is May 1 through 3, with Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd the celebrity appearance days. HollywoodChicago.com was there for the 2014 Show, and captured some Exclusive Portraits of the type of celebrities the Hollywood Show brings directly to the fans.
Scheduled to appear at the 2014 Hollywood Show include the dynamic duo from the 1966 Batman TV show, Adam West and Burt Ward (Saturday only); Henry “Fonzie” Winkler (Saturday), “Chips” stars Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada; Louise Fletcher from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”; Linda Blair from “The Exorcist”; secondary cast members from the popular film “A League of Their Own”; and for the first time some legendary sports celebrities like Bobby Hull (Chicago Black »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Elizabeth Banks makes her directorial debut with the film, which sees returning stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp and John Michael Higgins all returning alongside Banks herself, and Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) joining the cast.
Pitch Perfect 2 is set for release May 15th.
- Scott J. Davis
Hailee Steinfled (True Grit, the upcoming Barely Lethal) will star in the next Ya supernatural phenomenon-hopeful, Break My Heart 1000 Times. Based on a novel by Daniel Waters (not the screenwriter of Heathers), Break My Heart 1000 Times concerns Veronica, a girl living in the aftermath of a massive world event that has left the…
The post Hailee Steinfeld to Star in Break My Heart 1000 Times Adaptation appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Ah, the 1990s. The decade that brought us The Lion King. Titanic. Quentin Tarantino. That wordless bathroom scene in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks. Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. In the Mood for Love.
It was a good 10 years for film music, no doubt.
But scratch the surface of 1991 through 1999 and there are tons of good scores ready to spring a surprise on your ears. Some were attached to sorely underrated movies, others were overshadowed by wildly successful ones, and some have simply been forgotten in the passage of time.
Here, in no particular order, are the top 25 underappreciated film soundtracks from the 1990s.
Sick of Young Adult novel adaptations based in the supernatural genre? Then you’ll hate the following news update…
True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld has joined the cast of Break My Heart 1,000 Times, based on a book written by Daniel Waters. The story centres around a world where humans and ghosts – Remnants – live side by side in peaceful cohabitation. However, when a young girl is sent a terrifying message by a Remnant she must take on a mission that’ll change her life forever.
Music video and Step Up Revolution director Scott Speer will take the helm. If you’re a fan of the novel then you need not worry (as much), as Speer is not only a director but an author too, having penned the trilogy of Immortal City books. If there’s one person you want behind the scenes of an adaptation it’s a fellow writer.
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
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