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Directed by David Ayer, Fury stars Brad Pitt as “Wardaddy,” a Sherman tank commander who must guide his men into the heart of Nazi Germany during the last month of World War II. The film features a star-studded cast, including Shia LeBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal. Fresh off of his Oscar win for Gravity’s high-energy, out-of-this-world score, Price strikes a musical balance with an emotionally resonant, action-packed score for Fury.
The Fury Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available on Varèse Sarabande Records October 14th, 2014.
- Michelle McCue
Clooney was nominated for his first Golden Globe in 1996 for his performance as a doctor on medical drama ER. He later won Golden Globes for his performances in 2001’s O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 2006’s Syriana (this role also won him an Oscar), and 2011’s The Descendants.
- Ariana Bacle
The actor-director-writer-producer will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s career honor during the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11. George Clooney already has four Globes to his credit — all in different categories: Best Actor in a Drama for The Descendants (2011), Best Supporting Actor for Syriana (2005) and Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000). He also won for his breakout role in ER. “The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera,” said HFPA president Theo Kingma. Clooney most recently appeared in Gravity and The Monuments Men, the latter of which he also produced and directed. He next stars in Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland for Disney. Woody Allen received the 2014 honor. He was his typical no-show and his Annie Hall co-star Diane Keaton accepted for him. »
- The Deadline Team
George Clooney will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Monday. "The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera," said Theo Kingma, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in a statement. Last year's recipient of the award, a lifetime achievement honor, was Woody Allen. Clooney last year was in the movie Gravity and also starred in and produced The Monuments Men. He will be
- THR Staff
Clooney, a four-time Golden Globe winner, has been nominated 13 times by the HFPA in his illustrious career and is also a two-time Academy Award winner, most recently as producer of the 2013 best picture winner “Argo.”
He has appeared in over 40 films and TV shows since cementing his star status with the 90s TV drama “E.R.” before moving on to pursue a career in film. To date, the Lexington, Ky.-born multi-hyphenate has directed five features, including “Good Night and Good Luck,” “The Ides of March” and “The Monuments Men.”
“I grew up in a family of storytellers,” he recently told Variety. »
- Stuart Oldham
First of all, something of an apology. I have been writing this column thinking that every single title due for release the following Monday would of course be released via some kind of pay to stream service. Of course it would, we are living in the future, and this is how things are done isn’t it?
Apparently not, last week I included Jeremy Saulnier’s much loved Blue Ruin in the pay to stream section and then it didn’t come out the way I thought it might. Turns out that some companies still have a fairly limited release pattern so Blue Ruin was released by channel 4’s DVD label and appeared on DVD and Blu but didn’t show up to stream on any of the major providers, not even Sky Store or Playstation Network.
So turns out that being a channel 4 release, you can of course rent »
- Chris Holt
“Combat’s a brutal, dirty business. It’s incredibly taxing on the fighting man’s soul.”
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Fury’s crew includes Andrew Menzies (production designer, 3:10 To Yuma), Roman Vasyanov (director of photography, End Of Watch), Dody Dorn (editor, End Of Watch, Sabotage) and Steven Price (composer, Gravity »
- Michelle McCue
Toronto has always been a place for reinvention — in 2008, Anne Hathaway came to the festival marred by her ex-boyfriend’s federal arrest, and left as an Oscar darling for “Rachel Getting Married.” And in 2013, Sandra Bullock launched as an astronaut in “Gravity,” and Jared Leto returned to acting with “Dallas Buyers Club.” But this year, especially, a handful of actors departed Canada with a new career jolt. Here are the biggest Toronto transformations.
Redmayne delivered impressive supporting work in film like 2012’s “Les Miserables” and 2011’s “My Week With Marilyn.” But his magnificent performance as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” should land him on Hollywood’s leading man list, and get him his first Oscar nomination. In a physical transformation on par with Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club,” Redmayne embodies Hawking to the point of convincing viewers they are watching a documentary. »
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
Variety wrote a piece, at the halfway point of the Toronto International Film Festival, asking where all of the compelling parts for women have gone. Admittedly, by this point last year, we had seen such awards-worthy performances as Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep in Blue Jasmine, Gravity and August: Osage County, respectively. This year, the choice parts for actresses appear slimmer, but it.s hard to give the column that much credence after having just seen Reese Witherspoon declare her Oscar candidacy . and leap to the front of the still-developing pack . with Jean-Marc Valle.s wonderful Wild. An adaptation of Cheryl Strayed.s best-selling memoir, Wild gives Witherspoon her best role since June Carter Cash, playing a woman at a crossroads who embarks on a three-month solo hike up the Pacific Crest Trail . a nature path that runs from Mexico to Canada. After a terrific opening scene capturing »
The shindig on the Lido that is the Venice Film Festival draws to a close tonight after 11 days of films, stars, sun – and a lot of uncharacteristic rain. The weather put a damper on the proceedings which were a little less glitzy than in the past couple of years, and some films fell flat. But, there were a handful of breakout movies that are likely to figure in awards season as it kicks into gear.
As it did last year, the festival got underway with a smash. In 2013, Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity began its stellar trajectory after opening the festival out of competition. This year, Cuaron’s pal Alejandro G Inarritu’s Birdman soared in its debut with raves pretty much across the board. I asked Inarritu afterwards if we could expect a movie from his and Cuaron’s amigo, Guillermo del Toro, to do opening honors next year. “Yes! »
- Nancy Tartaglione
The film will shoot in October and November before breaking for December and resuming in January.
“It’s about American political consultants in Bolivia. I just got back from doing some research in Bolivia. It will shoot in New Orleans, Puerto Rico and Bolivia,” Green told Screen. The film will be partially Spanish language.
The film is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary Our Brand In Crisis.
“I loved it when this came up, it’s a challenging studio movie, I’m up for those kind of efforts. Sandy’s really »
- email@example.com (Wendy Mitchell)
With two Oscar nominations to her name thanks to stellar performances in The Help and Zero Dark Thirty, the breathtaking Jessica Chastain is one of Hollywood's most coveted leading ladies. Her dance card fills fast, but it's looking like she's considering a turn with Ridley Scott for his upcoming science fiction adventure The Martian. Deadline reports Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are both being considered for roles opposite Matt Damon in The Martian. Based on the novel by Andy Weir, this space-set drama will be delve into realistic science-fiction the way Gravity did. Like that Sandra Bullock-fronted thriller, The Martian focuses on an astronaut who is abandoned in space following a mission gone wrong. Matt Damon is set to star as Mark Watney, the first man to walk on Mars. But this historic accomplishment becomes a fateful move when a massive dust storm forces his team to abruptly depart »
Last year, 12 Years a Slave clinched the Academy Award for Best Picture at the Toronto Film Festival. Well, that’s not actually true. In fact, you could argue that the Best Picture winner almost lost the statue at the festival. Steve McQueen’s harrowing instant classic was so instantly and universally anointed in Toronto that seeds were planted for an inevitable backlash to flower in the six months before the Oscar winner was finally announced. Ultimately, 12 Years’ biggest Oscar competition came from another Toronto film, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Though both films premiered at Telluride and Venice, respectively, the awards »
- Jeff Labrecque
Mr. Turner among first 12 films named in the Riff line-up.
British filmmaker Mike Leigh has been named the guest of honour at the Reykjavík International Film Festival, ahead of its 11th edition (Sept 25 - Oct 5).
More than 80 features will be screened at the festival and 12 films by new directors will compete for the Golden Puffin in the New Visions category.
Other strands include Open Seas, featuring a variety of recent prize-winning films; green movies, comprising documentaries on environmental matters, in strand titled A Different Tomorrow; Icelandic short films; and a variety of docs.
Ahead of releasing the full line-up, an initial 12 titles have been teased out. As well as Mr. Turner, these include: »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
For the next 10 days, film fanatics who want to hear the latest on cinema.s most engaging offerings will turn their eyes and ears to Toronto. There, the Toronto International Film Festival promises to unveil an overwhelming slate of tantalizing movie offerings, programming Gala Screenings, Midnight Madness gore fests, and everything in between. Toronto has become the launch pad for multiple Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winning feature over the past few years. Last year.s fest, as an example, hosted Steve McQueen.s 12 Years a Slave and Alfonso Cuaron.s Gravity -- two powerhouses of the eventual Oscar race. That doesn.t mean that you have to limit yourself to awards contenders. World Cinema, independent fare, mainstream hits . Tiff fills its schedule from morning to night with gems that will have even casual movie audiences. heads spinning. I.m in Toronto once again, covering my eighth consecutive Tiff. It.s always a »
Right now George Clooney has his hands in a lot of projects at the moment. He's slated to star in Hail Caesar for Joel & Ethan Coen, is producing Our Brand is Crisis starring his Gravity co-star Sandra Bullock, and is also developing a Norwegian thriller called Pioneer. Now Variety has word that he's figured out his next directing gig with Hack Attack at Sony Pictures. The drama will focus on the recent phone hacking scandal in the United Kingdom involving Rupert Murdoch's news empire and their habit of hacking into the voicemails of elected officials, celebrities, average British citizens and even terror attack victims. Read on! The story will focus on journalist Nick Davies as he uncovered the scandal at News Corporation and News International which eventually resulted in the crumbling of News of the World, a publication that had run for 168 years, and also a government inquiry that »
- Ethan Anderton
Time to cast out childish things, ladies and gents. Summer blockbuster season is over, festival season is starting (Telluride's done, Venice is ongoing, Tiff starts today), and we get to talk about movies not aimed at children for the next few months, because awards season is kicking off. Other than the occasional picture from earlier in the year ("Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Boyhood" being the notables this time around), Venice and Telluride traditionally mark the beginning of the festival season, and this year didn't disappoint, with press hastily battling to tweet about the awards prospects of new movies before mentioning the merits of the movies themselves. So what caught on and what tripped up? Last year saw Venice kick off with a bravura movie from a Mexican director featuring extended takes by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki that went on to huge Oscar success ("Gravity"), and there's every chance that the trick will repeat this time, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 14, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time
The 1993 thriller The Vanishing directed by George Sluizier and starring Kiefer Sutherland (Stand By Me), Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Nancy Travis (Internal Affairs) and (briefly) Sandra Bullock (Gravity) is an American of a 1988 Franco-Dutch film also called The Vanishing…and also directed by George Sluizer!
In the remake, as in the original, a seemingly nice guy (Sutherland) goes on vacation with his girlfriend (Bullock), who vanishes without a trace at a gas station. Three years later, the nice guy is still obsessed with finding out what happened. One day, a stranger (Bridges) arrives at Jeff’s door and admits that he was responsible for her disappearance. He promises to show the now-very-addled nice guy what happened to his girl, but only if he agrees to go through exactly the same thing she did… »
Telluride — The 41st Annual Telluride Film Festival is over, and as noted by HitFix's own Kris Tapley, it has provided an important awards season kickoff for films such as "Birdman," "The Imitation Game," "Wild," "Rosewater" and "Foxcatcher." Even with the recent star power of George Clooney and Brad Pitt, Telluride has been able to hang on to its singular charms as a non-red carpet, low-key, cinephile event (even if there were two new Canadian journalists on hand to check everything out and report back to the motherland). (Kidding.) (Maybe.) Yes, much to the chagrin of the Telluride organizers, the Tiff vs. Telluride (vs. Venice) story just won't go away. Even festival regulars who have attended for decades gossiped about how they couldn't believe how much press the story had gotten. Happily, it wasn't the only takeaway from another beautiful festival in the Colorado mountains. 'The Imitation Game' is »
- Gregory Ellwood
By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
The most coveted ticket at the 2014 Telluride Film Festival, so far, was easily one to Saturday night’s North American premiere of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s Birdman. The genre-defying pic arrived at the Werner Herzog Theatre after opening the Venice Film Festival days earlier — just like last year’s Gravity, from Inarritu’s Mexican compatriot Alfonso Cuaron – and the rave reviews that it received overseas (several labeled it a “masterpiece”) created a clamor to see it stateside. In the end, 650 lucky people got in, while hundreds more were turned away.
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- Anjelica Oswald
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