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With less than four weeks to go until the release of Man of Steel, Warner Bros.' marketing machine is moving faster than a speeding bullet at the moment and today the studio has released the first character poster for the Zack Snyder-directed reboot, which features Russell Crowe (Les Miserables) as Superman's Kryptonian daddy, Jor-El.
And if that's not enough to give you your daily Superman fix, a batch of official stills have also arrived online, giving us fresh looks at many of the cast, including Henry Cavill (Immortals) as Clark Kent, Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys) as Jonathan Kent, Ayelet Zurer (Angels & Demons) as Lara Lor-Van, Harry Lennix (Dollhouse) as General Swanwick, Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) as Perry White, Richard Schiff (The West Wing) as Dr. Emil Hamilton, Diane Lane (Unfaithful) as Martha Kent, Antje Traue (Pandorum) as Faora and Michael Shannon (The Iceman) as General Zod. Oh, and »
- Flickering Myth
Another Twitchvision chat with Scott Laurie, this time me gushing about J.J.'s latest Star Trek film, which I unabashedly loved.Also talked about he fabbo Mud, and the less fabbo The Iceman, both with Michael Shannon doing his thing.Video embedded below.Update: Was asked to come in today and pick a few of my most anticipated Summer films, as well as a general chat about the Cannes film festival. Second video embedded below!...
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If the three essential components to a slam-dunk film are captivating subject matter, great writing, and an amazing cast, The Iceman hits two out of three. The script feels anemic, and can’t even be rescued by the film’s completely overqualified cast that skillfully portrays the (true) life story of Richard Kuklinski – a Jersey city hitman and mass murderer who also happens to be a devoted husband and father. Relatively unknown before now, director Ariel Vromen managed to bring together a pretty impressive cast for his biggest film yet, including Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, Chris Evans, Stephen Dorff, David Schwimmer, and James Franco.
- Ashley Higgins
Sky Movies customers are exclusively targeted for free tickets to see new hitman thriller The Iceman before it sets its sights on cinemas on 7 June. Boardwalk Empire's Michael Shannon stars as Richard Kuklinski, a real-life assassin who lived an extraordinary double life while killing over 200 men over his 30-year career. To his wife (Winona Ryder) and children, he was the perfect family man. »
Exclusive: Captain America‘s Chris Evans is now circling the Stephen King adaptation, which had Justin Long attached before scheduling conflicts got in the way. Tom Holland (Fright Night) will adapt and direct The Ten O'Clock People, a modernized take on the short story from King’s Nightmares and Dreamscapes about a man who tries to quit smoking with the help of a new drug only to discover a frightening aspect of reality as he kicks nicotine. Pic is aiming for a fall shoot in Atlanta and will mark Holland’s third King adaptation after The Langoliers and Thinner. Pascal Borno and Scott Karol’s Conquistador Entertainment, Holland’s Dead Rabbit Films and E.J. Meyers, Robin Reitman and Nathaniel Kramer’s Making Ten O’clock Productions will produce the film, which Borno and Karol are selling at Cannes. Evans, recently in theaters opposite Michael Shannon in The Iceman, has »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Michael Shannon. My God. Michael Shannon. If you want to see a perfect example of an actor dominating a screen and elevating a solid if somewhat pedestrian film to something approaching the sublime, look no further than The Iceman. When is the actor that director Jeff Nichols referred to as "the greatest actor in the world" going to become as renowned as his talent and role selectivity warrant? Contrary to my expectations, his performance in Take Shelter didn't do it. But between this stupefying performance, his recent legendary Delta Gamma sorority letter reading, and his upcoming turn as General Zod in Man of Steel, it's only a matter of time. Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) was a real-life American monster, a Jersey City hit man and mass murderer who admitted to murdering over 100 people, although the true body count is unknown but possibly much higher. While the film hints at potential reasons for Kuklinski's psychopathic behavior, »
- Linc Leifeste
Hi kids! Melissa here with some exciting news. I will be a guest reviewer on the PBS show Just Seen It this week on PBS. I had the pleasure of joining two of Jsi’s talented reviewers, Salim and Brenna, for a fun look at Michael Shannon’s new film The Iceman.
This week the show reviews The Iceman, based on true events, checks out the new Netflix original supernatural drama, Hemlock Grove, they lift some heavy weights with a look at Pain And Gain, offer you their DVD pick of the week, and decide if Iron Man 3 really flies.
Just Seen It is now on 160 PBS stations nationwide in 30 states. Check your local PBS listing for day and show time.
So check it out… and stay fancy kids!
- Melissa Howland
Here’s the deal. What they are trying to accomplish is to make “The Iceman” or Richard Kuklinski a compelling character that you feel compassion for. The story is based on Kuklinski, so he is the main focus. The murders, unfortunately, fall a bit flat. Despite focusing on his hundreds of kills, they shine more of the limelight on his love for his family. I feel that some might be disappointed with the lack of focus on the murders, but the film itself concentrates more on the man. The script feels a bit weak still. All of the compassion felt for Kuklinski comes from Michael Shannon. He is a fantastic actor who offers a complete dimension of layers. Still, the writing doesn’t begin to do justice to what they »
- Melissa Howland
Directed by: Ariel Vromen
Running Time: 1 hr 46 mins
Release Date: May 17, 2013 (Chicago)
Plot: The real life story of Richard Kuklinski (Shannon), a family man who also claimed to have murdered over a hundred people for the mafia.
Who’S It For? Fans of Michael Shannon might find his performance to be worth a look, despite a weak script saying otherwise.
Read our interview with Director/Co-Writer Ariel Vromen
Michael Shannon is on course to be a huge star. With his lead villain role as Zod only a month away in June’s Man of Steel, this intense Frankenstein of a Chicago actor is about leave a huge impression on a moviegoing public that is attracted to performances that are dark, weird, intense, or some mix of the three. (He has previously provided such performances »
- Nick Allen
Directed by Ariel Vromen
The Iceman exists in a strange kind of cinematic purgatory, in which reside those movies that are both too rushed and too slow. With actors like Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, and Winona Ryder among the key players, this period piece about a particularly sociopathic Mob enforcer’s rise to some level of infamy is, at best, decent. But the script fast-forwards through so much of its lead character’s life and allows seemingly mundane events play out in near-slow motion, making The Iceman a drawn-out experience.
Shannon is Richard Kuklinski, a hulking but quiet young man whose job working at a porno lab circa 1964 leads him to working as a cold-blooded hitman for mid-level mobster Roy DeMeo (Ray Liotta), taking out any number of people who’ve done Roy or his bosses wrong. Kuklinski balances his »
- Josh Spiegel
Chicago – Another great Michael Shannon performance should come as no surprise as everything he touches lately seems to be interesting, from “Take Shelter” to “Boardwalk Empire” to letters written by batshit crazy sorority girls. However, his increasingly impressive ability can’t save “The Iceman,” a misguided, clichéd hitman flick that careens tonally and doesn’t really justify its existence. It doesn’t work as thriller or as drama, serving as little more than a performance piece for its talented star.
“The Iceman” was the alias for the notorious Richard Kuklinski, a seemingly average guy who happened to be a total psychopath. The most successful people find a way to turn their skills into financial assets and Kuklinski became one of the most notorious mob hitmen of the twentieth century after crossing paths with the legendary Roy DeMeo (Ray Liotta). Kuklinski worked at one of DeMeo’s porn production houses »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Directed by Ariel Vromen
It’s kind of baffling that it’s taken this long to make a movie about Richard Kuklinski. Quiet family man is secretly a prolific murderer working as a hitman for the Jersey mob, completely unbeknownst to his family? That’s the kind of thing Hollywood loves, give him nymphomaniac wife and Lou Gehrig’s disease and you got a three picture series with Robert Downey Jr. and Naomi Watts, no problem. Maybe throw in Jerry Stiller as the comedically Jewish dad.
Instead, we’ve got The Iceman, a somewhat under-the-radar thriller starring Michael Shannon, Ray Liotta, Ray Liotta’s increasingly weird hairline, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans and directed by fairly unknown filmmaker Ariel Vromen.
The short version is that the film is a fairly average mob/thriller/drama affair that wisely focuses on the human »
- Thomas O'Connor
We scouted some early tickets to the premiere of the Chris Evans gun show. But seriously, hot damn! Captain America: The Winter Soldier's leading man was snapped on set on Tuesday in a tight gray dry-fit tee, revealing is über-muscular arms and hunky physique. It was quite the contrast to his upcoming role as a long-haired, mustached murderer in the flick The Iceman. Photo: Hugh Jackman looks buff working out in NYC The versatile actor and his crew spent a day of filming on the National Mall in the nation's capital, and he wasn't the only one to stun us on set. Chris's costar Scarlett Johansson also flaunted her fab figure while dressed in »
The ever-so-intense Michael Shannon plays true life hitman Richard Kuklinski in The Iceman, a bloody drama about the family man who claimed to have murdered over 100 people for the mafia. In the biopic, Shannon is joined by an ensemble cast that includes Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, James Franco, David Schwimmer, Robert Davi, and Stephen Dorff.
The film is co-written and directed by Ariel Vromen, who has his biggest project yet with Iceman. Vromen has directed two films previously, Danika with Marisa Tomei in 2006, and Rx with Colin Hanks, Lauren Grahan, and Eric Balfour in 2005, which he also co-wrote.
In a phoner interview, I talked with Vromen about his film, the rising star the drives it, the question of secrecy that it asks, the incredible moments of tension between Michael Shannon and Ray Liotta, and more.
The Iceman opens in Chicago on May 17.
Kuklinski has a very staggering line »
- Nick Allen
It's the true story of mafia hit-man Richard Kuklinski.
The Iceman, as he was nicknamed - partly from his stone-cold demeanour and partly because he used to store bodies on ice, was interesting because he was also a devoted family man. He loved his wife and kids, and in the movie, claimed he didn't kill women or children. Quite a trait/code for a contract killer, wouldn't you say?
Michael Shannon portrays Kuklinski in an eerily intimidating, appropriately cold-as-ice way. His co-stars include a barely recognizable Chris Evans, David Schwimmer, James Franco, Stephen Dorff, Ray Liotta as mob-boss Roy Demeo and Winona Ryder as Kuklinski's wife Deborah.
We had a chance to sit down with Liotta and Ryder in September during the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about their movie. »
- Melissa Sheasgreen
Before he thunders around the screen as Zod in Man Of Steel, Michael Shannon is being his bad ass self in The Iceman, based on the real life mob hitman Richard “The Iceman Kuklinski, who was responsible for over 200 murders. At this point, Shannon plays these kinds of bad guy roles in his sleep. The dude has some intensity and presence about him! He genuinely looks like he could explode!! Synopsis: Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) and his wife Deborah (Winona Ryder) appear to have a model American life, living with their three children in an idyllic suburban ranch house with a big lawn on a quiet street. But unbeknownst to Deborah and the kids, when Kuklinski goes off to work in the morning — or, on occasion, in the middle of dinner or the middle of the night — he is carrying out executions at the behest of the Gambino crime family, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
With a career that spans almost 30 years, Winona Ryder has starred in almost every genre of film, from sci-fi and drama to horror, animation and comedy. This week, Ryder adds a new genre to her expansive filmography with a role in the true crime biography The Iceman, opens in limited release May 17th.
Ryder stars as Deborah Pellicotti, the wife of notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon). The movie, based on actual events, follows Kuklinski as he climbs his way up to criminal ladder becoming the mob’s fierce go-to hitman, all while keeping his occupation hidden from his wife and children. It’s certainly a change of pace from her last big screen roles in the Kevin James comedy The Dilemma and as the voice of Elsa Van Helsing in Frankenweenie!
How much do you know about Winona Ryder and her movies? Take the quiz and find out! »
- Rachel West
Michael Shannon has pretty much cornered the market when it comes to terrifyingly intense tough guys. But before we kneel before him as Zod in Superman reboot Man Of Steel, he’s bringing his own unique brand of menace to The Iceman. Shannon takes the title role as real-life mafia hitman, Richard Kuklinski, who was said to have killed more than 100 people over the course of his career. A New Jersey resident of Polish and Irish descent, Kuklinski was a devoted family man in his downtime, a characteristic which is in stark contrast to...
- Matt Maytum
Writer/director Jeff Nichols and his intensely masterful muse Michael Shannon are now planning on their fourth feature film project together following the acclaimed work with Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud. Shannon, who we can’t wait to see in bad-ass mode as General Zod in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man Of Steel, will headline Nichols’ currently untitled science-fiction epic, rumoured to centre on a present-day chase.
Warner Bros. Pictures are set to finance and distribute the untitled thriller (possibly after bring impressed with Shannon’s work on their DC comic-book update, which should make him a household name) with Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones producing. We can’t wait!
Shannon can first be seen in well-receieved hitman biopic The Iceman, as notorious mafioso killer Richard Kuklinski, released in the Us last week and the UK 7th June.
- Craig Hunter
5/10/13 12:46 p.m. update: Due to popular demand, we’ve increased this Hookup from 30 pairs to 50 pairs!
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 50 pairs of movie passes up for grabs to the advance screening of “The Iceman” (a true story!) starring Michael Shannon and Winona Ryder!
“The Iceman,” which is rated “R,” also stars James Franco, Stephen Dorff, Ray Liotta, Chris Evans, David Schwimmer, Danny A. Abeckaser, John Ventimiglia, Ryan O’Nan, McKaley Miller, Megan Sherrill, Hector Hank and Robert Davi from writer and director Ariel Vromen and writer Morgan Land.
To win your free “The Iceman” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
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