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With so many films releasing each year, it’s impossible to catch them all. No matter how many movies you see, there are always a handful that manage to get by. You pledge to catch them at a later date, or maybe when they hit Blu-Ray, but we all know how it goes. You never get around to watching them and as more and more time passes, they get completely forgotten. It’s a shame, too, because there really are so many great movies that get overlooked each and every year and unfortunately, don’t achieve the mainstream success that they deserve.
Here at We Got This Covered, we’re hoping to remedy this problem by starting a new web show titled Second Look, where each week we’ll suggest several great movies that you might not have seen yet. On the last episode, we presented you with Haywire, The Bling Ring, »
- Justine Browning
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman) is making a thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardyc Where do I sign up to be one of the first to see itc Waitc Whatc Worldview Entertainment is backing out of financing the movie and 20th Century Fox isn't interested in paying themselves due to DiCaprio and Hardy's pay-or-play dealsc Um... now whatc Never fear, it looks like Megan Ellison and her production house, Annapurna Pictures, may be coming in to rescue the picture which Inarritu wants to shoot in sequence (adding $7 million to the production budget). Ellison and Annapurna are, of course, responsible for recent films such as Her, The Master, American Hustle and Killing Them Softly making her a bonafide indie film fan favorite and saving this pic could raise her up another notch. amz asin="0786710276" size="small"The film is called The Revenant and DiCaprio would star as Hugh Glass, a 19th »
- Brad Brevet
Performer Ben Mendelsohn has, over the course of his 30-year career, garnered acclaim for supporting turns in numerous movies, including The New World, Australia, Animal Kingdom, Killing Them Softly, and The Place Beyond The Pines. His involvement in a feature thus raises interest in it for many film fans, and this held true for his latest project as well. Titled Starred Up, the film is directed by David Mackenzie, and marks the screenwriting debut of Jonathan Asser. Mendelsohn stars alongside Jack O’Connell, Rupert Friend, and David Ajala, and a Us trailer for the film has now been released. The trailer can be seen below. Sound on Sight was able to see the film at Tiff 2013, and our review can be read here.
- Deepayan Sengupta
One film you can expect to see on the fall film festival circuit--as Telluride and Toronto duke it out for World Premieres-- is John Maclean’s 19th-century western "Slow West." Michael Fassbender ("12 Years a Slave," "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), Kodi Smit-Mcphee ("The Road," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"), Ben Mendelsohn ("Killing Them Softly") and Caren Pistorius (Australian TV series "Offspring") star in the British director's feature debut, which was shot in Scotland and New Zealand (filling in for Colorado). Fassbender has starred in two Maclean shorts; see the trailer for their 2012 BAFTA-winning "Pitch Black Heist" below. In "Slow West," 17-year-old Jay Cavendish (Smit-McPhee) treks from the Scottish Highlands to the American West searching for his lady love. He pays a mysterious traveler (Fassbender) to protect him. The film »
- Anne Thompson
With the shoot of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice well underway, a fresh piece of casting news has come to light. Scoot McNairy, who gave great performances in Gareth Edwards' Monsters, Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly and Ben Affleck's Argo, has joined the film in an unspecified role.
Still, just because the role is unspecified, it doesn't mean that some guessing games haven't been going on. Either Nightwing or The Flash have been suggested thus far.
The film heads into cinemas on May 6th 2016, so it may be we've got quite a long time before we find out for certin who McNairy is played. More as we get it, though.
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After starring in Non-Stop earlier this year, and having a small role the Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave last year (not to mention Oscar winner Argo the year before), character actor Scoot McNairy is stepping into comic book territory. Deadline has word that the star of Monsters and Killing Them Softly is taking a role in the DC Comics blockbusters Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, the actor's role is being kept under tight wraps for now, so we don't know if he's playing a character who has roots in the DC Comics universe, or someone created just for the film like Christopher Meloni's character in Man of Steel. We wouldn't count on McNairy taking of the remaining hero roles in Justice League since he doesn't really seem like a good choice for The Flash or Green Lantern (or Nightwing if that character is in the mix »
- Ethan Anderton
The Academy has announced the new class of invited members for 2014 and, as is typical, many of which are among last year's nominees, which includes Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb in the Actors branch not to mention curious additions such as Josh Hutcherson, Rob Riggle and Jason Statham, but, okay. The Directors branch adds Jay and Mark Duplass along with Jean-Marc Vallee, Denis Villeneuve and Thomas Vinterberg. I didn't do an immediate tally of male to female additions or other demographics, but at first glance it seems to be a wide spread batch of new additions on all fronts. The Academy is also clearly attempting to aggressively bump up the demographics as this is the second year in a row where they have added a large number of new members, well over the average of 133 new members from 2004 to 2012. As far as »
- Brad Brevet
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.
Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014.
“This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”
The 2014 invitees are:
- Michelle McCue
Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave were two of the 271 artists and industry leaders invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which determines nominations and winners at the annual Oscars. The entire list of Academy membership—which numbers about 6,000—isn’t public information so the annual invitation list is often the best indication of the artists involved in the prestigious awards process. It’s worth noting that invitations need to be accepted in order for artists to become members; some artists, like two-time Best Actor winner Sean Penn, have declined membership over the years. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Pop quiz: What do Chris Rock, Claire Denis, Eddie Vedder and Josh Hutcherson all have in common? Answer: They could all be Oscar voters very soon. The annual Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences invitation list always makes for interesting reading, shedding light on just how large and far-reaching the group's membership is -- or could be, depending on who accepts their invitations. This year, 271 individuals have been asked to join AMPAS, meaning every one of them could contribute to next year's Academy Awards balloting -- and it's as diverse a list as they've ever assembled. Think the Academy consists entirely of fusty retired white dudes? Not if recent Best Original Song nominee Pharrell Williams takes them up on their offer. Think it's all just a Hollywood insiders' game? Not if French arthouse titans Chantal Akerman and Olivier Assayas join the party. It's a list that subverts expectation at every turn. »
- Guy Lodge
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org’s determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar nominees. That’s true this year as well, with letters going out Wednesday to a cross-section of people including 2013 contenders Barkhad Abdi, Lupita Nyong’o, Hayao Miyazaki, Pharrell Williams, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, plus such creatives as Megan Ellison, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Coogan, Jason Statham, William Chang Suk Ping, Joan Sobel, Tracey Seaward, Mads Mikkelsen and Chantal Akerman.
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs told Variety Thursday, “This is a continuation of an initiative to bring in new voices. Filmmaking has gotten more diverse, and audiences have been responding. There are terrific filmmakers around the world at the top of their game and we want to recognize them and bring them into the Academy. »
- Tim Gray
Shocker: there's more superhero casting news to report today. Netflix's "Daredevil" series and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" have each added new cast members, with the former hiring former "Mighty Ducks" star Elden Henson (also coming up in both chapters of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay") to play Matt Murdock/Daredevil sidekick Foggy Nelson and the latter adding up-and-comer Scoot McNairy ("Killing Them Softly," "Gone Girl") in an unspecified role. If you remember (and maybe you don't want to), Foggy was played by Jon Favreau in the poorly-received 2003 film version of "Daredevil" starring Ben Affleck. Henson joins Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/Kingpin) and Rosario Dawson in the forthcoming 13-episode Netflix series, the first of four Marvel miniseries that will air on the streaming service over the next couple of years. As for "Batman v Superman," director Zack Snyder is already in production on the highly-anticipated "Man of Steel" sequel, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Scoot McNairy is the best actor right now that no one has heard of. Incredibly versatile, deeply talented and something of a chameleon too, he's quietly racked up a CV of films that includes Gareth Edwards' breakout "Monsters," Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly," Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave," David Michôd's "The Rover," the upcoming "Frank," and that has all led to a starring role in the new AMC series "Halt & Catch Fire." And now, McNairy is making the blockbuster leap. Deadline reports that the actor has joined the ensemble of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice." His role? No one is talking, but if you ask us, he'd be a great Flash. Just saying. And we'd also have to assume that Bruce Wayne himself—Ben Affleck—likely put in a good word for the actor after his nice turn in "Argo. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A couple of interesting casting stories have surfaced this afternoon. Firstly, Deadline reports that Scoot McNairy (Argo) has joined the cast of director Zack Snyder’s now-filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, though the nature of his role is under wraps. Given that the superhero pic will lead directly into Justice League (which will also be directed by Snyder), plenty of characters are poised to be introduced that will have larger roles later on. It’s possible that McNairy could play a major role in the DC Cinematic Universe, or maybe he just has a key supporting role in the Man of Steel follow-up. I’m selfishly hoping it’s the former, as the actor has become a welcome scene-stealer as of late in pics like Monsters, 12 Years a Slave, and Killing Them Softly. He currently has a lead role on the new AMC drama series Halt and Catch Fire. »
- Adam Chitwood
Now here’s some news that has me excited. Deadline is reporting that Scoot McNairy, one of the most under-appreciated actors out there, has joined Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in an undisclosed role. It will likely be a supporting part, but to see him boarding a film as high profile as this one has me very pleased.
McNairy has cut his teeth in strong supporting parts for years now, and recently did some great work in Non-Stop and The Rover. Of course, he’s also shown up in films like Argo, 12 Years a Slave, Monsters and Killing Them Softly, leaving his mark with memorable performances each and every time. He’s definitely an actor set to break out onto the A-list quite soon, and joining Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero pic will no doubt help get him there that much faster.
- Matt Joseph
The average person may not recognize the name Scoot McNairy, but movie fans will instantly know who he is. McNairy has been making a name for himself in recent years with great parts in movies like Gareth Edwards' Monsters, Killing Them Softly, and Ben Affleck's Argo. He also recently appeared in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail The King and will soon be seen in The Rover and David Fincher's Gone Girl, also opposite Affleck. You can also catch him on the great new AMC series Halt And Catch »
- Alex Maidy
While "True Detective" took viewers deep into the heart of the scary parts of Louisiana, perhaps we were all watching so intensely that we missed the episode where Marty and Rust went to Paris. But that's why DVDs are so great, because you can catch up on the parts you missed.... ....or in this case, imagine the parts that never happened. Jezebel has come across a rather glorious bootleg DVD cover for "True Detective" and there is no shortage for how amazing it is. Promising "Full Frontal Action" (hot), the cover amazingly places Matthew McConaughey's head on Brad Pitt's body from "Killing Them Softly," and then pastes him with Woody Harrelson in front of a backdrop of about one thousand explosions all at once, including one at the Eiffel Tower. It's like "True Detective" as directed by Luc Besson or Michael Bay. Check it out below.
- Kevin Jagernauth
While "True Detective" took viewers deep into the heart of the scary parts of Louisiana, perhaps we were all watching so intensely that we missed the episode where Marty and Rust went to Paris. But that's why DVDs are so great, because you can catch up on the parts you missed.... ....or in this case, imagine the parts that never happened. Jezebel has come across a rather glorious bootleg DVD cover for "True Detective" and there is no shortage for how amazing it is. Promising "Full Frontal Action" (hot), the cover amazingly places Matthew McConaughey's head on Brad Pitt's body from "Killing Them Softly," and then pastes him with Woody Harrelson in front of a backdrop of about one thousand explosions all at once, including one at the Eiffel Tower. It's like "True Detective" as directed by Luc Besson or Michael Bay. Check it out below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 4, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $279.98
Fifteen years after making its revolutionary debut and radically altering the TV landscape, The Sopranos: The Complete Series makes its long-awaited debut on Blu-ray with Digital HD.
The 86-episode series arrives on 28 Blu-ray discs packaged in a box set featuring iconic artwork from the show. The box also includes more than five hours of bonus content (all of which was previously issued on DVD editions of The Sopranos), along with a never-before-seen 45-minute bonus feature, “Defining a Television Landmark.”
The new supplement, features all-new interviews with cast, crew, celebrities, filmmakers and academics — including series creator David Chase (Not Fade Away), star James Gandolfini (Killing Them Softly), filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra), actor Jeff Daniels (Paper Man) and actor/Sopranos co-star Steve Buscemi (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) — discussing the impact and influence of the groundbreaking series, with brand new archival footage. »
Out of the Furnace, 2013.
Directed by Scott Cooper.
When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn’t follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.
The career of a post-Batman Bale will garner a lot of attention; which, ironically doesn’t correspond so much with the release of Out of the Furnace. Christian Bale leads the all-star cast in this revenge thriller, notably akin to The Town and Killing Them Softly for its moody tone. The dramatic new film from Scott Cooper has had its cinematic run, now coming to a possibly wider audience on home entertainment. Aside from its amazing cast, the chances of Out of the Furnace’s generating much of a following are sadly slim. There are terrific performances to be found within the film, »
- Gary Collinson
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