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Director discussed being “sodomised ritualistically” on Alien3, his reputation for multiple takes, the opportunities of TV and his latest film, Gone Girl.
Us director David Fincher opened up about his career to date at BAFTA in London last night, entertaining the sold-out ‘A Life In Pictures’ event with anecdotes surrounding the highs and lows of his filmmaking.
The visionary director behind Se7en, Fight Club and The Social Network is on the promotion trail with his latest feature, Gone Girl, a psychological thriller based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel that stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.
Flynn also wrote the screenplay based on her own novel, about a man who becomes a suspect in his wife’s disappearance after being the focus of an intense media circus.
“It begins as a mystery, it becomes an absurdist thriller and is ultimately a satire,” said Fincher. “I’d never seen someone try to juggle those things and actually do it. It »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Over the years there have been many romantic comedies that tried to subvert their own genre – from When Harry Met Sally to No Strings Attached. Despite pages upon pages of wry commentary and gentle mocking of romance tropes, however, even the most meta-humorous of these romcoms have a tendency to snap back into formula by the time they reach their closing chapter. Men and women can be just friends, and they can be just friends with benefits, but not as far as Hollywood is concerned.
The number of well-known romcoms where the guy doesn’t get the girl (or vice versa) can probably be counted on the fingers of one hand, and based on the trailer it doesn’t look like Playing it Cool (formerly titled A Many Splintered Thing), a new romcom starring Chris Evans ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
The relationship/sex comedy is encompassing new variables in the modern age, as notions of hookup culture change and expand beyond outdated ideas of “slut” or “stud.” There’s “Friends With Benefits,” “No Strings Attached,” and even the 2014 indie “The Heart Machine” explores sex and relationships through social media, Tinder, Grindr and other related apps. The latest film in this genre is “Two Night Stand,” starring up and coming star Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton. Here’s the official synopsis: After an extremely regrettable one night stand, two strangers (Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton) wake up to find themselves snowed in after sleeping through a blizzard that put all of Manhattan on ice. They're now trapped together in a tiny apartment, forced to get to know each other way more than any one night stand should. Marking the directorial debut of Max Nichols, and with a screenplay by Mark Hammer, »
- Edward Davis
It has been 25 years since "When Harry Met Sally," the ultimate can-men-and-women-be-just-friends romantic comedy, hit theatres, and as we've recently discussed, few films of that sort have matched it in that time. But lately Hollywood has been taking a crack at that unique premise with mixed results, most notably with "Friends With Benefits" and "No Strings Attached," both released within months of each other and both not very good. So "Goon" and "Fubar" director Michael Dowse has a high bar to reach with "What If," and while the movie doesn't even make it to the same ballpark as the Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan classic, there's enough pleasure and small charms within its modest ambitions that it succeeds in putting an enjoyable spin on what has often proved a tired concept. While authenticity might be too strong a word, "What If" presents a world that feels inhabited by real characters in a real city (the. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Suggested alternate title: Love in the Time of Cynicism.
From the moment you see Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) taking pictures of his junk during a wedding toast, it’s pretty clear You’re the Worst doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. To wit, Jimmy is mid-waltz with the bride—his ex—when he informs her he’s only come to her wedding to gawk at the imminent “disaster” of love and marriage.
- Lanford Beard
As previously reported, Sherlock's new protege chick, Kitty Winters, is going to show up on the scene in the upcoming "Elementary" season 3. Now, thanks to TV Line, we have a face to go with the character as actress ,Ophelia Lovibond (left), is all set to play her. It's also reported that Kitty will rival Joan Watson played by Lucy Liu. Kitty’s reasons for partnering with Sherlock, are nebulous and her new arrangement with him will have continuous repercussions for his relationship with Joan. It's speculated that Sherlock and Kitty are going to connect in England before heading back to the States. Ophelia Lovibond's acting credits include roles in the 2012 Encore miniseries Titanic: Blood and Steel and the six-part UK comedy Mr. Sloane. She also co-starred in the films: Nowhere Boy, No Strings Attached and Mr. Popper’s Penguins. She's set to appear in the new Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy »
It’s your new competition, my dear Watson!
TVLine has learned exclusively that English actress Ophelia Lovibond is joining Elementary‘s upcoming third season in the recurring role of Kitty Winter, Sherlock’s (Jonny Lee Miller) new protégé and a rival to her predecessor, Joan (Lucy Liu).
Kitty’s reasons for partnering with Sherlock are nebulous and her new arrangement with him will have ongoing repercussions for his relationship with Joan.
Related | Fall TV Grid: What’s on When? And Versus What?
Elementary‘s second season concluded with Sherlock taking a job across the pond with MI6 in the wake »
As a general rule, I’m a big believer in cinema moving forward. It’s vital for an artform to constantly renew and reinvigorate itself, in order to remain interesting and avoid stagnation. That’s why bold and visionary filmmakers are so important. To date, the writer and director of Reach Me – John Herzfeld – has been neither of those things (2 Days In The Valley, anyone?), but the new trailer for his latest movie suggests a move in a new, more intriguing direction.
The film is about a large collection of characters and their respective connections to a self-help book – titled ‘Reach Me’ – written by a reclusive author, played by Tom Berenger. Now, here’s the thing – it would seem that while this film represents the all-important forward motion for helmer Herzfeld, it may also prove to be the opposite for many in its cast – and that’s just fine. For »
- Sarah Myles
Trapped in a realm of eternal darkness called “The Further”, a host of demons are desperate to get out… and need to possess a human body in order to escape their eternal torment. The Lambert family has fended off malicious forces from beyond on more than one occasion in the Insidious film franchise, and with Insidious Chapter 3 set for release next April, the prisoners of The Further will likely try to break into our world again. The third entry in the horror franchise is beginning to take shape with the first casting news.
Deadline reports that actress Stefanie Scott (TV’s A.N.T. Farm, No Strings Attached) has signed on to star in Insidious Chapter 3, due out in theaters on April 3rd, 2015. Both the film’s plot details and Stefanie’s character outline are unknown at this time. The actress is also appearing in another Blumhouse Productions project that might please »
- Derek Anderson
The Jem and the Holograms actress will star in Focus Features, eOne, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Blumhouse Productions' horror sequel, reports Deadline.
Details of the film, which will continue the franchise's story of supernatural possession, remain under wraps.
Insidious: Chapter 3 will open in Us cinemas on April 3, 2015. A UK release date is yet to be announced.
Watch a trailer for Insidious: Chapter 2 below: »
No plot details have been released at this time, although it was confirmed last month that Leigh Whannell is writing and directing the sequel, taking over the directorial reins from Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2 director James Wan.
It isn't known if Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2 stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Angus Sampson will reprise their roles for the sequel, or if Leigh Whannell will return as paranormal investigator Specs. Our report from last month revealed that production will begin on July 7.
Looks like Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson are through being haunted. Though the duo starred in the ultra-successful horror flick Insidious and its sequel, Insidious: Chapter 3 will bring new blood to the franchise. Today, it was announced that Stefanie Scott, who will also star in Blumhouse’s upcoming Jem and the Holograms and has appeared on the Disney sitcom A.N.T. Farm, is taking on the leading role in the threequel.
Scott is the first star to be announced for this film. No doubt the actress’s work on the aforementioned Jon M. Chu-directed ’80s cartoon adaptation, which is currently in production, is what won her the role. Scott’s other projects have included romantic coming-of-age drama Flipped and sex comedy No Strings Attached.
Plot details are currently being kept under wraps, but it’s presumed that the shadowy demon who menaced the Lamberts in the first and second »
- Isaac Feldberg
One of the problems with romantic comedies that ask questions like “Can men and women just be friends?” or “Can friends have sex without it becoming romantic?” is that, no matter how subversive things might get along the way, the answer is almost always “No.” Movies like Friends With Benefits, When Harry Met Sally and No Strings Attached have tried to break the mold, but ultimately Hollywood romantic comedies always end up gravitating towards a happy ending where the couple falls into each other’s arms.
It would be nice to think that What If - a new romantic comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) – will have the guts to break this pattern. Based on the new trailer, however, it seems likely to follow a more traditional formula. Radcliffe plays Wallace, ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
Source: Getty Maybe it's his modeling roots or his techie smarts or his hot Hollywood roles, but whatever it is, Ashton Kutcher is one crushable heartthrob we can't ignore. Unfortunately, fans won't be seeing him in his latest role much longer, as news that Two and a Half Men was canceled recently broke, marking yet another turn on the emotional roller coaster of loving Ashton. He first captured our attention as That '70s Show's quirky Kelso, he confused us a bit with Dude, Where's My Car?, and we found ourselves swooning over and over again thanks to A Lot Like Love, No Strings Attached, and his many handsome red carpet appearances. Whether you're a die-hard fan or not quite convinced of Ashton's crush appeal, take a look at the sweet, shirtless, and sometimes awkward moments that make up more than 15 years of Ashton Kutcher fandom. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
It's April 30, y'all, which means...It's gonna be May! Justin Timberlake's been reminding us about the fifth month of the calendar year since 2000 when 'N Sync released their hit song "It's Gonna Be Me." This pop classic—the second single from the guys' No Strings Attached album—doesn't actually contain any seasonal references, but young, 19-year-old (!) Justin's delivery of, "it's gonna be me," was misheard (or perhaps mocked?) by the mainstream. Because J.T. wasn't always the stylish, suit and tie-wearing gentleman we know him as today, it's kind of fun to look back at when he first sang this lyric. The memes speak for »
After intense Internet speculation, the first casting choices for the Jem and Holograms movie are out. So, who will be our pink-haired leading lady? The title role of the exciting, adventurous Jerrica "Jem" Benton will be portrayed by Nashville actress Aubrey Peeples. Relative newcomers Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko have signed on to play Jem's Hologram bandmates. News of the reboot first hit the Web earlier this year, when Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never director Jon M. Chu announced the project. The original '80s cartoon tells the neon-hued tale of Starlight Music Manager Jerrica, »
- Kelli Bender
The first image has arrived from Jem and the Holograms. Are you ready to meet the band? Introducing Our Holograms:
Jem and the Holograms has been cast with all unknowns. Here is who will be playing the members of this truly outrageous band.
Kimber - Stefanie Scott
Aja - Hayley Kiyoko
Shana - Aurora Perrineau
Aubrey Peeples had a starring role in the cult hit Sharknado, and a recurring role on the ABC series Nashville, where she was allowed to show off some of her skills as a musician. Stefanie Scott lent her voice to Wreck-It Ralph and appeared in the romantic comedy No Strings Attached. Hayley Kiyoko showed off her musical talents in the Disney original movie Lemonade Mouth. And Aurora Perrineau had a bit part on the Pretty Little Liars episode Picture This. Here they are before they became truly outrageous.
Meatballs, Stripes, Ghostbusters and Dave are four of Ivan Reitman‘s films that have stood the test of time. When Reitman was on top of his game, the now 67-year-old filmmaker hit grand slams. I’m not using these sports metaphors because his latest film, Draft Day, includes the NFL Draft, but because, like athletes, some directors have hot streaks and cold streaks. For an array of reasons, slumps happen. Reitman’s lasted 18 years. After Dave he directed Junior, Father’s Day, Evolution, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and Six Days, Seven Nights. A few of those films had glimmers of hope that Reitman hadn’t lost his touch, but during those years, only as a producer was he making quality movies. People generally focus on the films that proceeded Dave, not Old School, Up in the Air, I Love You, Man and Private Parts, and one of those acclaimed films he came close to directing. “It »
- Jack Giroux
With help from pop R&B singer Jason Derulo live this morning on “Good Morning America,” dick clark productions and Billboard, the ultimate authority in music and home of the iconic Billboard charts defining success in music, today announced the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, honoring the year’s most successful artists in 40 categories. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC from 8:00 Pm–11:00 Pm Et, with performances from music’s biggest stars. The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein and Barry Adelman are Producers. Derulo appeared in the 8:00 Am Et hour of “Good Morning America” today, to announce his participation as a performer in this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Derulo also announced five of the 40 finalist categories, including: Top Artist, »
- Josh Abraham
Bravo had a good year in 2013 — so good that the network is adding an ambitious 15 new original shows to its programming.
Famous for hits like the Real Housewives series, Bravo earned the No. 1 spot in 2013 for the most engaged, educated, and affluent viewers for the 18-49 age group in prime time, and it’s now averaging 1.1 million total viewers.
“Our strategy of creating a total multi-platform lifestyle experience for our Affluencers is paying off with not just viewership growth across the board, but also loyalty, which is at an all-time high for Bravo,” Bravo president Frances Berwick said in a statement. »
- Ariana Bacle
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