18 items from 2013
Jonathan Rhys Meyers to star in Star Wars: Episode VII? Jonathan Rhys Meyers is "in talks" to star in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, according to Latino Review. Best known for his role as King Henry VIII in the Showtime series The Tudors, which also features upcoming Man of Steel Henry Cavill, Rhys Meyers has already been featured in one Abrams movie: Mission: Impossible III (2003), in which he supported Tom Cruise. (Photo: Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Tudors.) At this stage, it’s unclear which role Jonathan Rhys Meyers would play in Star Wars: Episode VII, now a Walt Disney Studios production. The next installment in the highly popular franchise is reportedly to continue the Star Wars saga where Return of the Jedi left off. Having said that, in case Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, and Anthony Daniels (perhaps a little rustier?) are indeed returning to the Star Wars fold, »
- Zac Gille
DVD Release Date: July 16, 2013
Price: DVD $45.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
The thriller TV show that debuted on FX got kudos from critics for being smart, engrossing and intense. Close’s lawyer Patty Hawes and Byrne’s protegee Ellen Parsons battled for three seasons on FX then moved to DirecTV for its last two runs.
In the fifth and final season, Patty and Ellen fight it out in court as opposing lawyers in a wrongful death case against a charismatic international cyber hacker (Ryan Phillippe, The Lincoln Lawyer) and a custody battle pitting Patty against her own son.
Guest stars in the fifth season include Jenna Elfman (Friends With Benefits), Michael Gaston (TV’s Last Resort), Janet McTeer (The Woman in Black), Judd Hirsch (Tower Heist) and John Hannah (The Words).
Experience the suspenseful conclusion of TV's hit legal thriller when Damages: The Final Season debuts on DVD July 16th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Back as the villainous Patty Hewes is three-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner Glenn Close, with Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, The Internship) returning as Patty's ambitious former protégé, Ellen Parsons. Manipulation and lies come to a head in the show's combustion-filled conclusion, as Patty and Ellen, on opposing sides, ruthlessly battle it out in the courtroom. With its characteristic dangerous twists and turns, this final season is not to be missed. Damages, which aired on DirecTV to excellent reviews, also stars Ryan Phillippe (The Lincoln Lawyer, Flags of Our Fathers), and guest stars Jenna Elfman (TV's Dharma & Greg, Friends with Benefits), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), Judd Hirsch (TV's Numb3rs) and John Hannah (The Mummy).
Available as a three-disc set, Damages: The Final Season will include all 10 episodes, »
Get ready for a war that won't be won on the battlefield.
"The White Queen," based on the bestselling historical novel series "The Cousins' War" by Philippa Gregory, is coming to Starz this August. The 10-episode drama, a co-production with the BBC, is a period drama set against the backdrop of England's Wars of the Roses. Featured in the cast are Max Irons ("Red Riding Hood"), Amanda Hale ("The Crimson Petal & The White"), James Frain ("True Blood"), newcomers Rebecca Ferguson (playing the titular "White Queen") and Faye Marsay and Oscar nominee Janet McTeer ("Albert Nobbs").
The first teaser trailer for the series has just been released, available above.
Do you think "The White Queen" will reign supreme this summer?
Best recognized as a writer, Victor Levin has penned episodes for such popular television programs as the marriage-centered sitcom Mad About You and the 1960s set drama Mad Men, as well as scripted such charming movies as Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! and Then She Found Me. However, in 1999 he dabbled in directing, helming an ep of Mad About You along with a little known venture called The Successor. But his latest script, 5 to 7, has spurred his return to the director's chair, and has stirred up a fantastically promising cast. Mockingbird Pictures in conjunction with Demarest Films has unveiled a press release revealing six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Oscar nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall), Lambert Wilson (Of Gods and Men) and Olivia Thirlby (Being Flynn) have joined Anton Yelchin for this New York-set romantic comedy. 5 to 7 stars Yelchin as a young, aspiring »
Six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Oscar nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall), Lambert Wilson (Of Gods And Men) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno) have joined the cast of Mockingbird Pictures and Demarest Films’ 5 To 7 alongside the previously announced Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness). The film, set to start shooting in May in New York, is written and will be directed by Victor Levin (AMC’s “Mad Men”).
5 to 7 is being produced and co-financed by Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson of Demarest Films, and by Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures with their investor group as executive producers. The film is co-executive produced by Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel of The Solution Entertainment Group, which is handling international sales and will represent the film at the Cannes Film Market. CAA and Wme are co-representing the U.S. rights.
5 To 7 is set in New York, »
- Michelle McCue
Makeup is an integral part of movies and television: it has the power to transform, and play with the mind of the audience in the same way as CGI and other effects can, and as such it is rightly rewarded every year when the major awards come around.
It can be used to make an actor look like a totally different person; as a collective audience, we have fostered a cinematic environment in which familiarity tends to be rewarded – we go and see sequels in droves, we flock to films based on star quality or the draw of a familiar director, and, though we may grumble, we all buy tickets for the latest remake event. So anything that can transform something familiar so well as an actor wearing a complex make-up piece should be heralded, even in the most basic terms.
And in more specialist terms, make-up can make a man look like a female, »
- J.D. Westfall
William Petersen remains one of the more sought-after actors to headline a TV show but the former star of CSI isn't ready to come back to broadcast TV ... yet. Instead, he's set to appear Friday opposite Julia Stiles in Blue, a web series in its second season from Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs, In Treatment) about a single mom who's trying to protect her son from the consequences of her secret career as an upscale escort. Petersen, who splits his time between Los Angeles and Chicago, plays Blue's (Stiles) father, who has been in jail for the majority of her life and is serving a life sentence. »
William Petersen remains one of the more sought-after actors to headline a TV show but the former star of CSI isn’t ready to come back to broadcast TV … yet. Instead, he’s set to appear Friday opposite Julia Stiles in Blue, a web series in its second season from Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs, In Treatment) about a single mom who’s trying to protect her son from the consequences of her secret career as an upscale escort. Petersen, who splits his time between Los Angeles and Chicago, plays Blue’s (Stiles) father, who has been in jail for the »
- Lynette Rice
Check out a first look photo featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the set of the upcoming film “Godzilla” by drector Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Factory Farmed, Heroes and Villains) and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2, Anna Karenina, Savages, Albert Nobbs), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Eye of Winter, Get a Job, The Cleveland Show, 30 Rock), Elizabeth Olsen (Silent Hose, Very Good Girls, Liberal Arts), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Words and Pictures), David Strathairn (Lincoln, The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, and Good Luck.) Synopsis: A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla awakens from eons of sleep and attacks a city. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest from “Godzilla”.
- Brian Corder
Here’s the first behind the scenes photos and a video from the set of the upcoming film “Godzilla” by drector Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Factory Farmed, Heroes and Villains) and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2, Anna Karenina, Savages, Albert Nobbs), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Eye of Winter, Get a Job, The Cleveland Show, 30 Rock), Elizabeth Olsen (Silent Hose, Very Good Girls, Liberal Arts), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Words and Pictures), David Strathairn (Lincoln, The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, and Good Luck.) Synopsis: A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla awakens from eons of sleep and attacks a city. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest from “Godzilla”.
The post First Godzilla Set Photos and Video Hits The Web appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Brian Corder
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In this exclusive clip from the animated lesbian sci-fi film Strange Frame, actress Claudia Black (Farscape) talks about preparing for the role of Parker and her steamy sex scene (some of which is included in the clip below). Enjoy! Strange Frame is out today on DVD, and our reviewer loved it.
Ellen DeGeneres made me chuckle with the below Tweet.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 18, 2013
Lindsay Lohan’s on-again on-again legal troubles are once again igniting the internet. The out actress will be returning to rehab “under lock and key” for 90-days. »
- Bridget McManus
3096 Days documents the harrowing eight and a half years that Kampusch was held captive by Wolfgang Priklopil after he abducted her near the Austrian capital aged 10 in 1998.
The film is based on the book that the 25-year-old wrote following her escape in 2005. Priklopil committed suicide shortly afterwards.
Kampusch, who at one point weighed just 84lbs during her captivity, kept a diary which she wrote on loo paper and stored in a box.
Meanwhile, Campbell-Hughes made headlines and shocked fans after she revealed her extreme weight loss to play the role of Kampusch. The 30-year-old Albert Nobbs star attended a BFI Film Festival premiere last year and exposed her emaciated figure in a sheer blue dress.
Speaking about the role at the premiere yesterday, Campbell-Hughes told reporters: "It was a very isolated time, »
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This year's Oscar nominees are pretty straight, especially compared to the last few years where we had a strong showing with The Kids Are Alright, Pariah and Albert Nobbs. Fear not — we've got a way to keep it gay when you watch the ceremony this Sunday, at least as far as the women go.
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Nominated for: Best Actress, Zero Dark Thirty
Queer Quotient: Before she was the hottest new actress in Hollywood, Jessica starred in the indie Jolene where she has a lesbian relationship with Frances Fisher. She also posed for a sensual photo with Kat Dennings in W magazine once.
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Nominated for: Best Actress, Silver Linings Playbook
Queer Quotient: JLaw once told The New York Times her mom thought she was gay because she loved painting portraits of naked women. »
Admittedly (and obviously), I'm in love with the Oscars. But that doesn't mean I love it when the Academy nominates films that I absolutely don't care about, refuse to care about, and will never, ever care about. Every year there is at least one film that I flat-out won't see (or will try not to see, unless job obligations force me) because it seems too trite, annoying, overhyped, uninteresting, or lame. Here's a quick list of the Oscar-nominated films of past years I've refused to see.
Whenever I think of this movie, I picture Angelina Jolie exclaiming, "Oh, no! My baby was switched! Thankfully I look like Carmen Sandiego in every frame for some reason."
2010: The Lovely Bones »
Emergency: We're less than two weeks from the Oscars, and I still have an entire Academy history to lament. Let's give props to the ten actors who've deserved an Academy Award most, yet have found themselves empty-handed. I've ranked them according to how much I've wept rethinking each slight.
10. Alec Baldwin
Yes, I'm trying to fix the gaping hole in my heart where 30 Rock once lived, but I also bring up the name of Jack Donaghy's maker for a pertinent reason -- he is a dynamite screen presence. If his chilling "Always be closing" monologue in Glengarry Glen Ross weren't scary and bad-ass enough, he's proved himself capable And cuddly in Working Girl, The Aviator, The Departed, and The Cooler, where he notched his first and only Oscar nomination. Surely the man who racked up six straight Emmy nominations for lovingly patronizing Liz Lemon should win one damn Oscar for bringing the heat onscreen. »
If there really is a place like Beecham House, I want to go to there someday. In the Dustin Hoffman-directed film Quartet, the site is a home for retired classical music performers and opera singers. As the main four characters wander about the beautiful grounds, a solo clarinetist plays, or a string quartet performs in a gazebo. How wonderful would it be to be surrounded by amazing instrumentalists constantly playing music (well)? It seems like a slice of heaven to me. The movie itself, however? Not so much.
The plot is a bit of a muddle, but here goes: Flamboyant Cedric (Michael Gambon, wearing Dumbledore-esque caftans) is putting on the home's annual concert, which, from the number of times he asserts that the home could be closed if the event is not a success, I infer is a fundraiser. It's reminiscent of the classic-musical plotline where the gang would »
- Elizabeth Stoddard
For those looking to get Benedict Cumberbatch ahead of the pack you can watch him this February in the HBO-bbc miniseries Parade’s End and now the network has released a teaser trailer for the five-part Wwi-era miniseries.
Cumberbatch has plenty on his plate for this year or so and now he continues ‘amazing run’ with Parade’s End starring as Christopher Tietjens, a man caught in a love triangle with two women played by Rebecca Hall and Adalaide Clemens.
American audiences will get to experience the upper-class Edwardian-era Britain across three consecutive nights starting on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out the video below beginning with Cumberbatch’s character announcing that he’s joining the army.
Click here to view the embedded video. »
- Nick Martin
18 items from 2013
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