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★★★★☆Tracks (2013), The Painted Veil director John Curran's award-winning outback drama starring Mia Wasikowska (Lawless, Stoker), tells the true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who in 1977 trekked across almost 2000 miles of treacherous Australian desert with only four temperamental camels and her loyal dog for company. Adapted from Davidson's bestselling book, Marion Nelson's screen adaptation opens with Robyn attempting to find work training feral camels. Her plan is to earn her own dromedaries for the trip. She also needs to be financed and this comes in the form of a deal with National Geographic Magazine who agree to fund Davidson's trek in return for exclusive pictures.
- CineVue UK
To mark the release of Tracks on 18th August, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.
Director John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don’t Live Here Any More) leads an up and coming cast with breath-taking performances in this commanding and beautiful tale set in the Australian outback including Mia Wasikowska (Lawless, Stoker, Jane Eye) as strong and unwavering Robyn Davidson and Adam Driver (Girls, Inside Llewyn Davis, Francis Ha) as helpful and talkative Rick Smolan.
Tracks tells the story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who leaves her life in the city behind to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan who begins to photograph her voyage. »
Having all but disappeared from view after starring in the four-season run of Prison Break – the Resident Evil franchise notwithstanding – Wentworth Miller is now re-emerging into the spotlight as a talent with many strings to his bow. The most intriguing of those strings is screenwriting, which he will next demonstrate with the adaptation of the French thriller, With A Friend Like Harry – originally titled Harry, He’s Here To Help for its French release.
The original film – released in 2000 – was written and directed by Dominick Moll, with Gilles Marchand as co-writer, and Laurent Lucas, Sergi Lopez and Mathilde Seigner in the lead roles. The story – as will be presented in this Us remake – sees a man named Harry approach a put-upon man at a rest-stop, claiming to be his former high-school classmate. He gives convincing detail and information to support his story but, over time, his fixation with the man takes a sinister turn, »
- Sarah Myles
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
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