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Jacki Weaver is killing it. She already had a prolific career in Australia, but when Animal Kingdom came out and earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, she quickly became a hot commodity in America. Since, she’s delivered some chilling material in Stoker and also scored another Academy Award nomination for her work in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, and now she’s adding yet another noteworthy achievement to the list, appearing in a Woody Allen film. In Magic in the Moonlight, Weaver steps in as Grace, a grieving widow who misses her husband so much that she turns to a supposed psychic medium (Emma Stone) to put them back in touch. While in New York City promoting the film’s release, Weaver sat down with us to talk about the art of nailing a supporting character, working with Allen, whether or not she believes in psychic mediums, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Pajiba I'm more of a cat person but this gallery of big celebrities with tiny dogs is adorable
Criterion Collection on the painstaking restoration of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Thompson on Hollywood has an in depth look at the VOD decisions involving Snowpiercer from the mouth of Harvey Weinstein (so yes it's very one-sided... but interesting nonetheless)
The Dissolve 'when images match ideas' on Snowpiercer and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Pajiba has the talk with Marvel about the Edgar Wright Divorce
Towleroad Andrew Rannells starts soon as Hedwig. (I'm excited. The role is big enough for multiple interpretations)
Theater Mania Michelle Williams wants to keep singing at the Kit Kat Club longer than expected. She's staying with Cabaret all »
- NATHANIEL R
This afternoon, the BFI has announced the opening film for the 58th London Film Festival. The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), will have is European premiere on Wednesday October 8th, as well as have simultaneous screenings at the same time across the UK. A first trailer for the film has also been released, which you can view below…
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness), Keira Knightley (Begin Again, Laggies), Matthew Goode (Stoker), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) and Matthew Beard (An Education).
The BFI website press release said:
The 58th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express®, is delighted to announce that this year’s Opening Night film will be The Imitation Game, a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, »
- Scott Davis
Wentworth Miller, the actor who made his name as heavily tattooed structural engineer Michael Schofield in Prison Break and then went on to make a bit more of his name by writing an acclaimed screenplay for Chan-wook Park's Stoker, is to guest star in The CW's The Flash.
Miller is to play the role of Leonard Snart, familiar to comic book fans as the petty criminal who accidentally pimped his gun into a freeze-ray and became the nefarious Captain Cold. Despite having a name that makes him sound like a lemon-based lozenge designed to relieve kids' sore throats, Captain Cold is actually a pretty nasty customer. The leader of The Rogues, he's guaranteed to make life difficult for Central City's Flash.
Snart will first appear in episode four of The Flash, which »
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has joined the cast of CW's The Flash. The news comes from TV Guide who says that he will be playing Leonard Snart a.k.a. Captain Cold. He is also the leader of The Rogues, and is a recent addition to the Justice League.
I'm surprised to see Miller take the role, especially since he's been focusing on his screenwriting career. The guy is a hell of writer who wrote the movie Stoker, which is a must see. I'm happy he is taking on the part though, I think he'll be great! »
- Joey Paur
Fans eager to see how The CW’s upcoming DC Comics adaptation The Flash fits into the existing Arrow series won’t have to wait long. Following the success of Arrow, the network greenlit another DC Comics adaptation last year in the form of The Flash. The Barry Allen character (played by Grant Gustin) was initially introduced on Arrow, confirming that both shows will exist within the same TV universe. As such, well before The Flash has even aired in earnest, fans have been clamoring for a big Arrow/The Flash crossover episode. Speaking today at the TCA’s, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg confirmed that there will indeed be a crossover event, and it’ll happen this season. Hit the jump for more details on the Flash/Arrow crossover event, as well as news of a Prison Break star joining the series as a familiar comics villain. Talking to TV Guide, »
- Adam Chitwood
The CW network President Mark Pedowitz appeared at the annual Television Critics Association Summer press tour today and announced that "Prison Break" actor turned "Stoker" scribe Wentworth Miller is popping back in front of the camera for the network's upcoming series "The Flash".
Miller will join the cast in the recurring role of one of Flash's enemies Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold, who essentially has the ability to fire a freeze beam.
The announcement comes as Pedowitz also commented on the joined nature of both "The Flash" and its older sister show "Arrow":
"In the world we live in, 'Flash' and 'Arrow' share a similar universe. You will see - organically - characters shifting over, villains shifting over back and forth between 'Flash' and 'Arrow.' We will be introducing more villains that are part of the DC Comics universe.”
TV Line meanwhile has learned new details about planned crossover episodes. »
- Garth Franklin
Wentworth Miller is setting aside his screenwriting career for a small screen return on The CW's "The Flash." At Friday (July 18) morning's Television Critics Association press tour panel, the "Flash" producers announced that Leonard Snart would be dropping by the CW's DC Comics adaptation in the season's fourth episode. At that point, producer Greg Berlanti asked the room of reporters what Leonard Snart's alternate identity is and eager beaver young HitFix scribe Alan Sepinwall, our own Barry Allen, proudly yelled "Captain Cold!" Captain Cold and Leonard Snart were first introduced way back in 1957. The leader of The Rogues, he has a powerful freeze gun and he has had a varied (but mostly negative) relationship with different incarnations of The Flash. "We'll be seeing his origin and the origin of the Rogues," teased Berlanti. Although he's best known for his run as heavily tattooed Michael Scofield on "Prison Break," Miller has »
- Daniel Fienberg
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller will pay Captain Cold on #TheFlash. Character will be introduced in Episode 4. — TV Guide (@TVGuide) July 18, 2014 This is an impressive bit of casting, and something of a surprise as Wentworth Miller appeared to be moving away from acting after his script for Stoker was met with a great deal of praise. Regardless, he seems like a perfect fit for Captain Cold (especially as the character has been portrayed as a little younger since his debut in "The New 52"), and it should be very interesting to see how The Flash goes about introducing the villain and what his long-term role in the series will be. It was also revealed during the panel that they fought hard to include a Gorilla Grodd Easter egg in the pilot and that they do hope to one day be able to bring the villain into the series, despite »
Kate Beckinsale - star of the Underworld franchise - is entering The Disappointments Room, reports Deadline. The film will find her working with director DJ Caruso (Disturbia). According to the outlet, the project is in the vein of The Shining. But here's the thing that excites me: Wentworth Miller penned the script. He wrote Stoker, directed by Park Chan-wook, last year and I thought that was a terrific film. Caruso is no Chan-wook, but still...there's promise in the story.
The post DJ Caruso, Kate Beckinsale Team for ‘Disappointments Room’ appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
News flash for all you horror lovers out there, Relativity has officially finalized a deal to finance yet another haunted house movie: The Disappointments Room, starring Kate Beckinsale and directed by Disturbia helmer D.J. Caruso.
Inspired by a ‘true’ event – and you should take that with a pinch (no, the whole shaker) of salt – the film centers on a family’s encounter with the paranormal, inexplicable bumps in the night that inevitably go hand-in-hand with this genre, while they unravel the horrifying mysteries that come attached to their idyllic – and characteristically ancient – new home.
If there’s one thing Hollywood has taught us in recent years, it’s that you can never feel particularly safe in your own home. Yes, films like The Purge, The Strangers and Funny Games have turned the security of the family house into a prison of incomprehensible terror… well, the latter two certainly did – Funny Games »
- Dale Barham
Relativity is set to fully finance "Disturbia" director DJ Caruso's new psychological thriller "The Disappointments Room". Filming begins in August.
The story deals with a family who move into a beautiful old rural home and discover a locket door to a secret room within the attic. When the wife (Kate Beckinsale) accidentally unlocks it, a host of unimaginable horrors reveal the house's past is terrifyingly tied with her own.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Relativity Media has closed a deal to fully finance the new film from director D.J. Caruso, entitled The Disappointments Room, a psychological thriller in the vein of The Shining that will begin shooting in August with Kate Beckinsale starring.
Per Deadline, Geyer Kosinski is producing and Robbie Brenner will oversee for Relativity. The script was written by Wentworth Miller, the "Prison Break" star who wrote Stoker. Caruso has done the most recent pass on the script.
Inspired by a true event (and what isn't anymore?), The Disappointments Room tells the story of one family’s terror-filled encounter within their own home. Looking for a fresh start, Dana (Beckinsale) and David, together with their 5-year-old son, Jeremy, move into their dream house, a beautiful old rural home. Hidden within the attic is a secret room. When frightening and unexplainable events lead Dana to discover the long lost key to this room, »
- Steve Barton
A teaser trailer has been released for The Guest, the upcoming movie from screenwriter Simon Barret and director Adam Wingard – the duo who made a splash last year, with their cheeky horror/thriller throwback You’re Next. Early reviews for The Guest, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, suggest that this film is very much the handiwork of horror cinema enthusiasts with a rich knowledge of the genre (see: the heavy 1970s/80s horror movie influences on You’re Next).
However, the structure of The Guest teaser arguably portrays the film as being an indie film cousin to Chan-wook Park’s U.S. arthouse debut, Stoker – rather than, say, an homage to John Carpenter’s early work and/or such 1980s stalker/slasher titles as The Hitcher – with Dan Stevens (a graduate of Downton Abbey academy) playing the Hitchcockian archetype that is the handsome stranger, ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
Details of the third Insidious film are currently tightly under wraps.
Jem and the Holograms' Stefanie Scott will also star in the film.
Insidious: Chapter 3 will open in Us cinemas on April 3, 2015. A UK release date is yet to be announced.
Watch a trailer for Insidious: Chapter 2 below: »
After two extremely profitable films, James Wan’s Insidious series is about to enter a brave new world. For one, Wan has said goodbye to the horror genre, and will not direct Insidious 3; instead, longtime Wan confident Leigh Whannell will take up residence in the director’s chair. It’s been known for some time that previous stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne won’t be coming back either, but today brings official confirmation of just who will take over for Wilson as Insidious 3′s male lead.
- Michael Kennedy
I feel like it was just yesterday that I was talking to Leigh Whannell about Insidious: Chapter 3 at SXSW, when all we knew was that Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne weren’t going to return, but since then the project has received nothing but good news. First it was announced that directorial duties would stay in house with Leigh Whannell, then future Jem and the Holograms star Stefanie Scott joined the cast, and today brings more casting news in the way of a leading man.
Taking to the Twittersphere today, Leigh Whannell himself announced that actor Dermot Mulroney will star in Insidious: Chapter 3, making for a choice that many genre fans should love. While audiences will know Mr. Mulroney from recent films like The Grey and August: Osage County, horror fans should remember films like Stoker and The Rambler. If you want to see Mulroney at his most interesting, »
- Matt Donato
Given how brutal Hollywood is in its treatment of young actors, it's a testament to Mia Wasikowska's fortitude and skill that she continues to find new and interesting roles for herself.
Since her 2006 debut with a small role in the Cannes/Tiff Aussie film "Suburban Mayhem," and her mainstream success as Alice in Tim Burton's 2010 reimagining of "Alice In Wonderland," this 24-year-old star has sought out increasingly unique and diverse roles. In 2013 alone, she appeared in four compelling films (including the Hitchcockian "Stoker") and directed a segment of the anthology film "The Turning."
Three of those films that played festivals late last year are only seeing their theatrical release now. First was Jim Jarmusch's unique take on the vampire ethos in "Only Lovers Left Alive," where Mia plays Ava, a force of nature that brings life and energy to the laconic film. In "Tracks," the actress takes the lead, »
- Jason Gorber
What’s the Matter with Havana?: Cronenberg’s L.A. Story a Hot Mess of Tangled Ideas
Couched within its episodic instances of harpooning Hollywood stereotypes, there is a rather interesting tale in Maps to the Stars contending as a wobbly family saga of vacuous types tainted by their desperate attempts to maintain a certain visibility within celebrity culture. But it’s an idea lost in its own maddening attempt at actually engaging in the mythos pointedly laid out in its own subtext as pertains to provocative motifs like incest, nepotism, and (literally) ghosts from the past. The result is a maudlin brew of wacky circumstances and over-the-top flourishes that sometimes work, but, more often than not, fall flat the longer running the time wears on. While it very much feels like a Cronenbergian endeavor, its pointed critique of a particular empty headed culture ends up feeling like a series of wink-wink potshots, »
- Nicholas Bell
Today’s film is the 2007 short Cosette. The film is directed by Samantha Rebillet, who also c0-wrote the screenplay with Michael Phelan, and stars Jeanette Cronin, Simon Bossell, and Mia Wasikowska. Wasikowska first gained attention for her role in the tv series In Treatment, before appearing in movies such as The Kids Are All Right, Jane Eyre, Stoker, and Only Lovers Left Alive. Her newest feature, titled The Double, opened in limited release in American theatres this weekend.
- Deepayan Sengupta
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