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Just like in "Juno," Jennifer Garner wants to be a mom. In the upcoming family film "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," she and Joel Edgerton play a married couple who can't bear children. One day, they make a wish and magical little boy (C.J. Adams) comes into their lives. HitFix's Gregory Ellwood sat down with the star to discuss the film. Watch the video above. "This is the first time I really played a mom," Garner says, explaining what drew her to the project. She also notes that she loved the quirkiness of the script, while acknowledging the film's realist »
- Dave Lewis
Unlike Alfonso Cuaron's contemporary-set "Great Expecatations" (1998), starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke, Mike Newell's version (adapted by "One Day" scribe David Nicholls) is set in the 1860s of Charles Dickens' classic. The first international trailer has arrived (below). Starring Helena Bonham-Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irvine ("War Horse") and Holliday Grainger ("The Borgias"), the film will debut in Toronto before its UK opening on November 30. No Us release has been scheduled. While Bonham-Carter as Miss Havisham is intriguing, this iteration lacks the movie star ooomph of Paltrow and Hawke's Pip and Estella (but that didn't help with critics: it was 38% rotten). »
- Sophia Savage
In her People.com blog, Diem Brown, the Real World/Road Rules Challenge contestant recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time, opens up about her desire for a child and the ups and downs of cancer and fertility procedures. I feel free. I feel proud. I feel filled with confidence that any daunting task can be accomplished. These feelings come with returning to work four days after my surgery. I made and updated a list of goals every hour that I was confined to bed-rest and was dead fast to accomplish each physical task on my grid in »
- Diem Brown
I hadn’t even heard of this film until Michael picked it as a film he thought might play Fantastic Fest this year and since that post was published, I decided to educate myself. The film sounds like a blast and the trailer definitely proves it as well! Check it out below!
As an uncommonly gifted child, Yang Luchan had a fleshy abnormality that holds tremendous power growing on his forehead. However, being teased as the town fool, Yang’s mother spurs him to practice martial arts, and following her wishes, Yang travels to the distant Chen Village to learn Tai Chi. At this legendary village everyone practices Tai Chi and uses Tai Chi in every aspect of their lives. Nevertheless, it is forbidden for a villager to disclose Tai Chi to an outsider, which Yang learns the hard way.
Upon arriving at the village, locals discourage Yang by challenging him with fights. »
- Andy Triefenbach
Rita Ora is on course to claim her third UK number one single. The singer's latest track 'How We Do (Party)' has topped the midweek chart update, while Wiley's 'Heatwave' falls to two. Emeli Sandé's 'Read All About It, Pt III' storms up to number three following her performance at the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony on Sunday (August 12). The celebration of British music to mark the end of the Games has also caused Elbow's 'One Day Like This' to zoom up from 125 to four and Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill' to re-enter at number five. George Michael's new single 'White Light' lands at number eight, while Trey Songz could claim his highest ever charting song with 'Simply Amazing' which is at number 10. John Lennon's 'Imagine' (more) »
- By Lewis Corner
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Listening is a profound piece of theatre currently on at the Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe Festival until the 18th of August. Written and performed by Nellie McQuinn, it is a one woman play about a terrorist attack which occurs on an underground in an unknown city. McQuinn wrote the piece to pay homage to a friend she lost in a similar attack. For me, McQuinn nailed it and gave a performance which was so heartfelt that she left me feeling both moved and absolutely stunned.
The set design was minimal but really didn’t need much more than what was on stage. The back wall of the black box theatre is set with posters of victims with the word “missing” written above their photos much like the gates which surrounded Ground Zero after 9/11. There is also a hospital bed and a chair. »
- MJ Palleschi
Arnold Schwarzenegger surprised himself by returning to movies. The former Governor of California thought he would never make another movie after his stint in politics but was shocked when he had 'the greatest time' on the sets of 'The Expendables' and 'The Expendables 2'. He told Bang Showbiz: 'When I was governor I would visit movie sets to thank people for shooting in California because it's good for the economy. 'One day Tom Cruise was filming and he was in a harness hanging upside down in a fight scene and I was saying, 'I'm so happy I don't have to hang in this harness upside down doing this fight scene over and over! I'm happy being governor and I »
The upcoming horror film iBetween is offering you the chance to star in their film. If you have an iPhone, then you are one step closer to landing that big role. Read on to learn how you can enter!
From the Website
Do you have an iPhone or any camera phone? Use it to star in our film. If you’ve ever wanted to star in a film and show the world your acting talent but never had the chance… then this could be your chance if you have the skills.
Synopsis: “iBetween” is the story of a mother whose four-year-old daughter mysteriously disappeared three weeks ago. One day the mother receives video messages on her phone from complete strangers, each individual leaving just a few words, speaking as if they were the little girl themselves.
By piecing all of the messages together, she gathers the following overall message. “Mommy, »
- Amanda Dyar
Even though director Stephen Feng’s Asian martial arts steam punk mash-up Tai Chi 0 is already tipped for a release Stateside, we’ve been keeping an eye out for anything new from the rest of the world and Taiwan’s offered up something new to tide us over, in the form of a new poster and English subbed version of the superb new teaser trailer. Tai Chi 0 opens across Asia in September then hit the U.S in October!! Synopsis: As an uncommonly gifted child, Yang Luchan had a fleshy abnormality that holds tremendous power growing on his forehead. However being teased as the town fool, Yang’s mother spurs him to practice martial arts, and following her wishes, Yang travels the distance to come to Chen Village to learn Tai Chi. At this legendary village, everyone practices Tai Chi and uses it in every aspect of their lives. Nevertheless, »
The globe-trotting section of this year’s Contemporary World Cinema programme has your Sundance (in a pair of excellent titles in Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere and James Ponsoldt’s Smashed) and has select items from several sections from this year’s Cannes ranging from Pablo Stoll Ward’s 3, Yousry Nasrallah’s After the Battle, Aida Begic’s Children of Sarajevo, Catherine Corsini’s Three Worlds, Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise: Love, and they must see In The Fog a masterwork from Sergei Loznitsa and will be padded by world premiere items such as Annemarie Jacir’s When I Saw You, Lenny Abrahamson’s What Richard Did and Sion Sono’s The Land of Hope (see pic above). Here’s the entire list of items that make up this year’s section:
3 Pablo Stoll Ward, Uruguay/Germany/Argentina North American Premiere For Rodolfo (Humberto de Vargas), life at home feels empty and cold, »
- Eric Lavallee
A Jennifer Lynch film never fails to polarize audiences. 1993′s Boxing Helena was widely panned by critics and avoided by filmgoers, but a small cult audience – including a few cinema scholars – found much to like about the story of a man and his quadruple-amputee hostage. Surveillance, Lynch’s 2008 followup, was even more divisive. This dark and violent film about differing points of view of a highway slaughter in a small town was either loathed or adored by critics and audiences alike, although the divide was a little more even than in 1993. Lynch’s films will never receive middle of the road reactions, and her latest, Chained is likely to follow along the same response.
Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket) plays Bob, a taxi driver who happens to also be a serial killer, luring his fares out to his rural home to rape and murder them. One day, Bob picks up a woman (Julia Ormond, »
- Jason Widgington
Take some established TV actors with impressive track records, borrow generously from the real-life gay/straight alliance of the creators (who just happened to create a long-running ground-breaking sitcom), throw a hunky former Superman into the mix and you’ve got the ingredients of CBS’s new sitcom Partners.
In the series, which premieres on September 24th, Louis (Michael Urie, Ugly Betty) is the lifelong best friend of Joe (David Krumholtz, Numbers) and the two are partners in an architecture firm. Louis has a boyfriend in Wyatt (Brandon Routh, Superman Returns and Chuck) and Ali (Sophia Bush, One Tree Hill) is Joe’s girlfriend. The lines between all these relationships cross and get tangled providing (hopefully) enough laughs to be on the air for a long time. The series is created and inspired by the real-life friendship of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who created Will & Grace.
At the recent Television Critics Association press tour, »
Capcom announced this morning at Gamescom that they will be publishing Paris-based Dontnod Entertainment’s next game, Remember Me, a third-person action adventure title set to release in May of next year for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
First revealed last year under the working title Adrift, Remember Me is set in 2084 Neo Paris and has players take the role of Nilin, “an elite memory hunter” who can hack into the minds of other people to steal or change their memories. One day Nilin finds herself on the receiving end of a memory wipe, and must fight to reclaim her identity and “discover how she can change the world”.
Check out Remember Me‘s first screenshots and announcement trailer down below. As you can see, the game seems to have some brawler aspects, mixed with platforming, and a Deus Ex-type setting.
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- Justin Alderman
Charles Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations is set for yet another big-screen outing, and it has released an impressive first trailer. Directed by Mike Newell (Donnie Brasco), and adapted by David Nicholls (One Day) this latest version stars Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) as Pip, orphan turned rich-boy, and British film royalty Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Flemyng, and Robbie Coltrane. Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film is set for release in the UK 30th November, and looking at the trailer below, we think it’ll be a slick affair.
- Sam Carey
Mike Newell’s anticipated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Great Expectations, will be making its world debut at Tiff next month, and after getting our first look at the great Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch earlier this month, the first international trailer has been released online, giving us an excellent first good look at the film.
Jeremy Irvine stars as the young Pip, and along with Fiennes will be joined by a great cast, headed up by Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Jason Flemyng, Robbie Coltrane, Sally Hawkins, and Ewen Bremner.
“Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new found position to pursue the beautiful Estella; a spoilt heiress he’s loved since childhood. Yet the shocking truth behind his great fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Filmmakers have been adapting Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations in some form since 1917, so what’s the harm in one more, right? In the 2012 version, Jeremy Irvine abandons the wide-eyed innocence he bore during War Horse in order to portray the hardened orphan Pip as a young man, opposite Holliday Grainger (The Borgais) as the cold-hearted object of his affections, Estella.
This new interpretation of Great Expectations has much in common with Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre – judging by the international trailer for the former, it’s as gorgeously morose and hauntingly dark as the latter. Moreover, the two films are based on source novels regarded as classic examples of Victorian literature at its gloomiest (outside the horror genre, that is).
Click to continue reading ‘Great Expectations’ International Trailer & Images: Dark Take »
- Sandy Schaefer
Focus Features and Laika, the companies behind the Academy Award-nominated animated film .Coraline,. return with another stop-motion flick called .ParaNorman.. It.s an animated wonder that perfectly blends comedy and thriller with just enough dash of sweetness.
Meet Norman Babcock (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee of .Let Me In. and .The Road), an 11-year-old outsider who sees dead people. He is gifted with the ability to see and speak with the dead such as his beloved grandmother (Elaine Stritch). But in the eyes of the living, he is cursed.
It.s hard for Norman to fit in. At home, his father (Jeff Garlin) is not supportive, his mother (Leslie Mann) is clueless, and his older sister, Courtney (Anna Kendrick), is utterly superficial. At middle school, Norman is constantly taunted by Alvin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), the school bully.
A couple more viral videos have hit the Net for H+ The Digital Series, including some "customer testimonials." Check them out right here, and remember to watch the next two episodes of the web series this Wednesday.
H+ is a futuristic online series where the human race is hardwired to the Internet. It is produced by Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men: First Class), directed by Stewart Hendler (Sorority Row), co-written by John Cabrera and Cosimo de Tommaso, and stars an acclaimed international cast that includes Alexis Denisof (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Amir Arison (“Law & Order: Svu”), and David Clayton Rogers (“Jane by Design”). H+ The Digital Series takes viewers on an episodic, apocalyptic journey into a future where technology has gone horrifically wrong.
In H+ The Digital Series consumers are rapidly installing a chip called "HPlus" into their nervous systems that allows them to access the Internet 24 hours »
- The Woman In Black
The upcoming big-screen adaptation of Charles Dickens‘s novel stars War Horse’s Jeremy Irvine as young hero Pip, alongside Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch and The Borgias star Holliday Grainger as Estella.
Produced with the BBC and shot in England, this version perfectly captures Dickens’ world.
Great Expectations premieres in Ireland, UK on November 30th, 2012 and a Us release date is still to be decided.
Orphan Pip rises from humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class-ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new status to pursue Estella, a beautiful, heartless heiress he’s always loved. The shocking truth behind his fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.
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- Allan Ford
Oh, thank goodness! Today we finally get our first look at a film that most of us have forgotten was even being made (mainly, because it doesn’t need to be)! If nothing else, Mike Newell‘s take on “Great Expectations” exists for one reason – to allow Helena Bonham Carter the role she was born to play, the culmination of every terribly-clad madwoman she’s ever portrayed on screen – Charles Dickens‘ irrepressible Miss Havisham! As ever, Great Expectations focuses on the impoverished orphan Pip (Jeremy Irvine), the convict who changes his life (Ralph Fiennes), the crazed rich lady who also changes his life (Carter, of course), and her wickedly beautiful and wickedly cold niece (Holliday Granger) who inflicts on him the emotional equivalent of a wrecking ball’s best work. The film also features Robbie Coltrane, so it’s possible that such a talented cast will make up for an over-adapted source from a screenwriter who can »
- Kate Erbland
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