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The last time we saw Charlize Theron was in 2012, when she was being a total douchebag in space for Ridley Scott.s Prometheus and a total bitch in the woods for Rupert Sanders. Snow White and the Huntsman. And before that, she was a self-centered grunt in Jason Reitman.s Young Adult. Luckily, the next project she.s eyeing features a far more sympathetic woman at its core. She and her producer partners at Denver and Delilah Films have acquired the 2008 novel Everything Nice, from author Ellen Shanman, and Theron may also take the lead role. Universal snatched up the project based on a pitch, and this should be a fine balance for the busier movies in their 2015 release schedule, including Jurassic World and Fast & Furious 7. The novel is largely comedic and very female-centered, focusing on Michaela "Mike" Edwards, an advertising executive who finds herself in the middle of an »
Actor Michael Fassbender has seen his star rise significantly over the past few years, with a filmography that includes 12 Years a Slave, X-Men: First Class, Fish Tank, Inglourious Basterds, and Prometheus. Many fans of the performer were intrigued to learn that his next role would be more comedic in nature, a genre he has yet to tackle. Titled Frank, the film is directed by Lenny Abrahamson, who works fro ma script by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan. Joining Fassbender onscreen are Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson, and Scoot McNairy. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below. Sound on Sight was able to see this film at Sundance 2014, and our review can be read here.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
This upcoming month, there are two interesting genre titles playing on Fearnet that you should take note of; 'Eden Lake' and 'Dahmer.' Why? Because they both represent early movies for actors that have proved to be outstanding performers in the arts long before they honed their craft. In the case of 'Eden Lake,' the film is fronted by Michael Fassbender, long before he played Magneto in the 'X-Men' films, stole the show in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' & played the android David from 'Prometheus' with such cold, calculated perfection. Also, you can catch 'Dahmer,' the bio pic from director David Jacobson, which stars Jeremy Renner in one of his first cinematic lead roles. Now he's an Avenger in the Marvel Universe! So it got me thinking about other examples of successful stars you may have totally forgotten were in genre films. »
- Rob Galluzzo
When you think of Michael Fassbender, you typically think of Magneto, David from Prometheus, or the powerhouse turns he had in Steve McQueen's Shame and 12 Years A Slave. You think about an actor so damn impressive that there is no doubt he will someday win an Oscar. But, Michael Fassbender will also be known this year as the guy in that crazy movie about the musician in the big papier mache head. Yeah, that is Frank. We have seen some images and brief clips from Frank back when it »
- Alex Maidy
Yeah, we know. "Prometheus" is so two years ago, but after the Oscars last night and the extensive coverage that has followed, you might need a palate cleanser. And this is a good way to go. Someone in the vast wilds of the internet realized that footage from Will Ferrell's ill-advised and kinda bad "Land Of The Lost" is not unlike scenes from Ridley Scott's sci-fi saga. So of course, the logical next step was make a new trailer for "Land Of The Lost," doing it shot-for-shot with the teaser for "Prometheus" and the results are pretty great actually. It's a clever re-edit and certainly makes that 2009 comedy look better than it has any right to. So turn off your brain for a minute if you're still in the midst of a post-Oscar hangover, and watch below. [Reddit] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Director: Sebastian Cordero
Running Time: 87 Minutes
Journey with us to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter where there may be clues hinting towards our beginning and the beginning of life itself. Europa Report is a low-key take on a theme also covered in Ridley Scott’s overblown Prometheus. Although the more subtle approach will certainly appeal to the more scientifically minded, the fact that nothing of note happens throughout the laborious running time, added to the messy use of the found-footage genre, means that Europa Report makes itself very hard to connect with..
Once again the idea of los footage, now found, is used in a way that suggests the filmmakers have no idea why they are using it. Yes, it does add a sense of realism to »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
News broke yesterday that Conjuring star Patrick Wilson is in talks to join Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, Marvel’s summer 2015 blockbuster about the little superhero with the big heart or whatever. Wilson has been on a bit of a roll lately, playing James Wan’s go-to horror guy in Conjuring and the Insidiouses, but a role in Ant-Man would be a return to the blockbuster-action milieu of Watchmen (where he played a good guy) and The A-Team (where he played a bad guy). There’s no official word on who Wilson would be playing, but let’s make a few »
- Darren Franich
Universal Pictures has released a new poster for Seth MacFarlane's upcoming comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, which features MacFarlane alongside co-stars Liam Neeson (Non-Stop) and Charlize Theron (Prometheus)....
After a cowardly sheep farmer (MacFarlane) backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. When her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
A Million Ways to Die in the West opens on May 30th with a cast that also includes Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables), Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph) and Giovanni Ribisi (Dads).
- Gary Collinson
Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Lovelace) is set to reunite with Seth MacFarlane - co-star and director of the upcoming Western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West - with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that the actress has signed on for the female lead in the Family Guy creator's comedy sequel Ted 2.
The follow up to the 2012 smash-hit comedy will see MacFarlane returning to direct, as well as once again lending his voice to the eponymous foul-mouthed bear. Mark Wahlberg is also set to return as Ted's best buddy John Bennett and the sequel is currently scheduled to arrive in cinemas on June 26th 2015.
Meanwhile A Million Ways to Die in the West will open on May 30th this year, with a cast that also includes Charlize Theron (Prometheus), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Giovanni Ribisi (Dads), Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph) and Liam Neeson »
- Gary Collinson
Composer Abel Korzeniowski was the big winner at this year's International Film Music Critics Association Awards, landing two prizes for his work on Carlo Carlei's "Romeo and Juliet" and an overall composer of the year honor as well. Nominations leader "Evil Dead" won two awards, while none of this year's Oscar nominees were able to secure any hardware. Check out the nominees here, the full list of winners below and remember to keep track of the season via The Circuit. Film Score of the Year "Romeo and Juliet" (Abel Korzeniowski) Film Composer of the Year Abel Korzeniowski Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year Laurent Eyquem Best Original Score for a Drama Film "Romeo and Juliet" (Abel Korzeniowski) Best Original Score for a Comedy Film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (Theodore Shapiro) Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film "Grand Piano" (Víctor Reyes) Best Original Score for »
- Kristopher Tapley
Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.
Best Actor Nominees
Previously Best Known For:
Bruce Wayne/Batman – Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy
Patrick Bateman – American Psycho
Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
Interesting Fact: If he plays an American character, he will use an American accent in all the interviews related to the film. He says he does this so the audience isn't confused
Previously Best Known For:
Freeman Lowell – Silent Running
Asa Watts – The Cowboys
Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
How is it even possible that we are having an announcement of the First Ever action figures of one of the most iconic sci-fi ladies, Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) of Alien? About time, then. Take a look at the concept art below, followed by the official press release.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Alien and Releases First-Ever Action Figures of Ellen Ripley Neca, Sega, Sideshow Collectibles, Diamond Select, Super7 x Funko and 10 More Partners to Roll Out Exclusive Branded Toys and Collectible Merchandise Worldwide to Celebrate Alien Franchise
Los Angeles, CA – February 18, 2014 – 35 years later, fans are still “screaming” in space as Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products celebrates the 35th anniversary of the ground-breaking film Alien, one of the most enduring sci-fi horror franchises of all time, with multiple iconic partners for exclusive branded merchandise available worldwide.
National Entertainment Collectibles Association (Neca), an entertainment »
- Jess Orso
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Alien, and to mark the occasion Ridley Scott’s slice of space terror is getting a new range of toys, merchandise, video games and comic books. The Hollywood Reporter has grabbed hold of this concept art for a new Ripley action figure*. It’ll mostly come in a big box… mostly. Keen collectors note, it’s not just Nostromo-era Ripley that will be getting this treatment. The National Entertainment Collectibles Association – Neca in its fully acronymed state – has worked with 20th Century Fox's consumer division to put out figures from this Nostromo jumpsuited Ripley to an Aliens-era version, hopefully with accompanying power loader.Alien plushies and bobbleheads will also appear on shelves, the latter putting the ‘Morph’ into ‘xenomorph’, joining the already-announced Alien: Isolation video game and Dark Horse’s Alien, Prometheus and Predator comic books in the jamboree. There’ll be replica props, »
To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Alien, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has teamed up with more than a dozen companies to bring new Alien products to the fans. Continue reading for a list of what’s ahead and check out concept art of the first-ever figure of Ripley that feature the likeness of Sigourney Weaver:
“35 years later, fans are still “screaming” in space as Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products celebrates the 35th anniversary of the ground-breaking film Alien, one of the most enduring sci-fi horror franchises of all time, with multiple iconic partners for exclusive branded merchandise available worldwide.
National Entertainment Collectibles Association (Neca), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in association with Fox Consumer Products, announces today the first-ever action figures of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley that feature the likeness of actress Sigourney Weaver, who was nominated for an Oscar® and Golden Globe® for »
- Jonathan James
Alien fans rejoice, and keep your eyes peeled, because you’re about to get a shot at some action figures. Not only are you about to get your shot at the first-ever Ripley figure, but a whole slew of other merchandise is coming, by way of several companies. The 35th Anniversary of the film is really a pretty big deal, especially if you consider the fans that still hold onto the film, and the extent to which Alien (and the sequels) hold up over time.
Check out all the info below, and start putting away money now. The action figures are one thing, and Neca and Sideshow Collectibles make some fantastic products, but you’ve also go a card game, video game, a line of ornaments, and just about anything else you could want.
Full Release and InfoTwentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Alien and Releases »
- Marc Eastman
20th Century Fox is pulling out every conceivable stop to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the seminal classic Alien, and we have a look at all the goodies in store, including the first concept art for the recently announced Ripley figure and a Big Chap bust to Die for!
From the Press Release
35 years later, fans are still “screaming” in space as Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products celebrates the 35th anniversary of the groundbreaking film Alien, one of the most enduring sci-fi horror franchises of all time, with multiple iconic partners for exclusive branded merchandise available worldwide.
National Entertainment Collectibles Association (Neca), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in association with Fox Consumer Products, announces today the first-ever action figures of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley that feature the likeness of actress Sigourney Weaver, who was nominated for an Oscar® and Golden Globe® for Aliens in 1987. The officially »
- Uncle Creepy
Things are heating up for Charlize Theron and Sean Penn. The actors got an early start on Valentine's Day weekend, grabbing drinks with friends at the Soho House in West Hollywood on Thursday. Wearing an orange sleeveless shirt, Theron, 38, sipped a cocktail and seemed to enjoy the company of her pals. Penn, 53, was dressed casually for the occasion and kept the Prometheus actress close. "They were so cozy and romantic. Penn had his arm around Charlize," an onlooker tells People. "She looked so happy and looked like she was enjoying the company of her friend at the table." The couple, »
Thursday 13th February at 2pm, the BFI is set to host an exciting European web event.
Following the screening of BAFTA winning director Paul Wright’s debut feature For Those in Peril, The Guardian’s Danny Leigh will moderate a post-screening question and answer session with the film’s director and BAFTA Ee Rising Star nominee George MacKay.
For Those In Peril tells the story of Aaron (Mackay) who is the lone survivor of a fishing trip that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother, Michael (Jordan Young). Spurred on by sea-going folklore and local superstition the village blames Aaron for this tragedy, making him an outcast amongst his own people. Steadfastly refusing to believe that his brother Michael is dead, and possessed by grief, madness and magic, Aaron sets out to recover him. The feature was filmed on location in Gourdon, Scotland and alongside MacKay and Young, »
- Gary Collinson
In 2012, a cast of international stars including South African Oscar-winner Charlize Theron, German thespian Michael Fassbender, American up-and-comer Logan Marshall-Green, Swedish stunner Noomi Rapace and English hunk Idris Elba collided for the sort-of prequel to Ridley Scott's Alien, Prometheus. While we wait for updates on a possible prequel sequel, Rapace and Elba are re-teaming for another thriller, though this one is swapping space for the gritty decay of New York City. Reporting from the European Film Market, THR reveals Rapace and Elba are set to star in Alive Alone, a crime-drama penned by Khurram Longi. Also joining the cast is Avatar star Sam Worthington. The script made the coveted Black List in 2010 (the annual list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood), as well as the Brit List. The film will be the first Rapace will also produce; plus it will mark Longi's directorial debut. His previous writing »
News from Berlin has surfaced that Elba and Sam Worthington are joining the cast, with Thunder Road Pictures (We Are Marshall, Brooklyn’s Finest) making the film, currently being shopped to buyers at the European Film Market by Protagonist Pictures.
Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) was originally signed on to take the male lead when Alive Alone was being shopped at Cannes last year, but he’s unfortunately had to pull out for personal reasons.
Elba will be taking his place, starring as Jamal, an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay now working as a taxi driver. Rapace stars opposite as Sarah, a prostitute on the run from a feared crime boss (Worthington). When their worlds collide, the two unexpectedly find salvation in each other.
Khurram Longi makes »
- Kenji Lloyd
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