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Ahead of its Cannes premiere next month, we’ve had our first look at Ryan Gosling’s trippy directorial debut Lost River (formerly titled How To Catch a Monster) with two images featuring Gosling’s Drive co-star Christina Hendricks…
“Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy (Hendricks), a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. She must dive deep into the mystery, if the family is to survive.”
Also featuring in the cast of Lost River are Saorise Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Eva Mendes (The Place Beyond the Pines), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Iain De Caestecker (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines).
- Gary Collinson
Originally titled How to Catch a Monster, Ryan Gosling's directorial debut was just accepted into the Un Certain Regard selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival (see the lineup here) under the title Lost River and now we have our first look at two pictures from the upcoming fantasy, which Warner Bros. will release later this year. On top of directing, Gosling also wrote the screenplay, as for the actors, he's cast his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks in the lead role alongside his The Place Beyond the Pines co-stars Ben Mendelsohn and Eva Mendes and Saoirse Ronan, whom he would have starred with if he'd remained in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones. Described as a fantasy/thriller, the film centers on a single mother (Hendricks) who's swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town. These images alone »
- Brad Brevet
What would you do to get out of your small town and forge a new life? How desperate is that desire to flee, and how far would you go to make it happen? Those seem to be some of the core themes at play in the coming-of-age thriller "Beneath The Harvest Sky." Written and directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, the film stars Emory Cohen ("The Place Beyond The Pines"), Aidan Gillen ("The Wire," "Game Of Thrones") and Callan McAuliffe ("The Great Gatsby") and tells the story of friends Casper and Dominic who make a pact to pool their earnings on a car and hit the road, so they can ditch small town Maine. When Casper is drawn into drug smuggling by his outlaw father, his friendship with Dominic is tested, leading to some tough choices. In this exclusive clip, we see Caspar's smooth father as he operates and explains his business. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Suffers badly by comparison with the cogent, witty Avengers flicks. This feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s. I’m “biast” (pro): like the cast
I’m “biast” (con): wasn’t a huge fan of the first one; the trailer looked generic
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Two years on from the first pointless reboot of the Spider-Man story — a mere five years after the previous version had wrapped up — the pointless sequel has arrived. Except now we’ve had two more years of cogent, witty Avengers flicks, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffers badly by comparison. This looks like a throwback to a time when comic book movies were kiddie stuff and nothing else. This feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s, and not the smart, relevant science-fiction action drama the genre has matured into on the big screen. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
There's no doubt that Ryan Gosling has come a long way since The Notebook. While the romance is revered by many, and Gosling's performance is nothing to scoff at, the kind of films he's taken on since then have been completely different to say the least, leaning more towards the artistic and striking like Drive, Only God Forgives and The Place Beyond the Pines. Now we'll see what Gosling can do behind the camera as he makes his directorial debut with Lost River (formerly known as How to Catch a Monster). The film was announced to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month, and now we have the first photo with star Christina Hendricks that looks unlike anything we would ever expect Gosling to make. Look! Update! Here's an alternate first look photo from Ryan Gosling's Lost River (found via The Film Stage): We also added this »
- Ethan Anderton
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Running Time: 1 hr 58 mins
Release Date: April 11, 2014
Plot: An ex-con-turned-day-laborer-boss (Cage) takes a homeless boy (Sheridan) under his wing.
Who’S It For? Those ready for something completely different (and great) from Cage, and director David Gordon Green.
As the movie’s spirit animal, Nicolas Cage keeps the primal film charged and unpredictable. This is a performance narrowed in on his potential, unhinged and huge all at once, but marking the return of taking his drama seriously. Unmistakably, he continues to be proud of the maniac he has always been, but plays this character with a grand sense of authority.
- Nick Allen
Director: Marc Webb.
Running Time: 142 minutes.
Synopsis: Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life.
The speedy reboot of Spider-Man after Sam Raimi’s disappointing third was always a gamble, but having relaunched successfully with Andrew Garfield in 2012, they’ve spun The Amazing Spider-man 2 and it’s the best Spidey film so far – albeit with a few rough edges.
Director Marc Webb opens the film with a flashback to Peter’s parents - a necessity for what’s to come – and gives us the first emotional attachment as it starts to explain why they left him when he was just a child. The first inklings of this ‘untold story’ were promised in the first movie, »
- Dan Bullock
"You got a problem with me?" "I got a problem with everybody."
Out of the Furnace (2013) had a rough time in the box office. In early December, audiences were spoiled for choice and a revenge thriller--as it was advertised--didn't bring a crowd. They might be forgiven for feeling that they'd already seen this kind of movie before. Another dark film set in working class America, hard-done by in these economic times and men being men. There was The Place Beyond the Pines (2013), Prisoners (2013), and Killing Them Softly (2013) in one year alone. Then again, people didn't really go to see those movies either. Did they make the right decision? Like the 52% Rotten Tomatoes score suggests, yes and no. Out of the Furnace is an evocative film and heavy with many very good performances. But it isn't satisfying in the way Hollywood has trained us to see revenge. It's supposed to be exhilarating or tragic. »
- Jason Ratigan
Many moviegoers presumed that James Gandolfini’s sweet natured role in Enough Said, which was released last September and earned him a Screen Actors Guild nomination, was his last film. However, Gandolfini’s final big screen appearance is actually in The Drop, a new thriller from Bullhead director Michaël R. Roskam with a screenplay from crime author Dennis Lehane (novelist of Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island), based on his short story.
Although Enough Said was a lighthearted venture for the actor best known for playing Tony Soprano on HBO, The Drop feels like a more appropriate legacy for him, given his omnipresence in crime dramas over the years in both film and television.
In The Drop, Gandolfini plays Marv, the cousin of a New York bartender Bob Saginowski (played by Tom Hardy). The film’s title comes from how the “drop bar” Saginowski manages is a place where criminals drop their dirty money. »
- Jordan Adler
London – Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters have assembled in Ireland to shoot John Crowley's Brooklyn. An adaptation of Colm Toibin’s New York Times best-seller from a script by Nick Hornby, the movie also stars Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond The Pines). The story is set in 1950s Brooklyn. The film tells the story of a young woman, Eilis (Ronan), who moves from a small town in Ireland to Brooklyn, where, unlike at home, she has the opportunity for work, for a future and for love, in the form of Italian-American Tony (Cohen).
- Stuart Kemp
For this week’s Thinking Out Loud missive, I wanted to start by talking a bit about the best March releases that I can, well…think off. I initially thought about this after seeing Noah earlier this week, since it’s much better than the March release date suggests. Though not a perfect movie by any stretch, it’s a quality film brimming with ambition, far more in place for a summer or even winter release as opposed to what this time period that used to be almost a dumping ground. As such, I looked back at some of the more notable flicks to have come out during the month, and lo and behold, we’ve even had a few Oscar winners hit during the month of March. It’s certainly the best of the early season months, that’s for sure… I’m not going to talk about any of the titles specifically, »
- Joey Magidson
**On Monday evening, Thn got the first look at three enormous scenes from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-man 2 and so, before we go any further, many Spoilers Ahead below the image!**
The aptly named Marc Webb introduced us to the three major scenes via the medium of the big screen and we opened the evening with the first 15 minutes of the film.
We start through the cogs of Richard Parker’s (Campbell Scott) watch and then into an unexpected new flashback to him and Mary Parker (Embeth Davidtz) leaving Peter behind at home. Obviously, we know now this will be forever but Peter doesn’t and we can instantly feel their anguish to escape and Peter’s confusion. As jump forward to join them on a plane and on the run, Richard is working on a project on his laptop and trying to upload important information as soon as possible. »
- Dan Bullock
Eva Mendes just can't stop gushing about her beau Ryan Gosling! The actress chatted with E! News correspondent Catt Sadler at the New York & Company launch of her NY & C Spring collection pop-up shop at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Sporting a navy blue and white flower-printed frock, the brunette beauty looked gorgeous for her clothing line launch, and couldn't help but smile while talking about the "Drive" star. When asked about working with Gosling on his directorial debut, "How to Catch a Monster," Mendes seemed over-the-moon about the whole experience. "It's basically a dark fairy tale, and I play a woman named Cat," Eva told the site. "Yeah, it's a beautiful, beautiful film," she added.So how was it working under her boyfriend? "He's the best," she explained. "He's the best.""He really created the most beautiful, collaborative, creative atmosphere on set," Mendes said of the experience. »
- tooFab Staff
Events will be based on Jeffrey Spivak's biography Buzz: the Life and Art of Busby Berkeley, which details Berkeley's directorial work on several hit musicals and choreography of elaborate dance routines in the 1930s, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The studio is currently said to be looking for a writer to adapt the screenplay, with Gosling in mind for the role of Berkeley.
The Place Beyond the Pines actor may also take on directing duties for the project, which is still in the early stages.
Gosling makes his directorial debut with How to Catch a Monster later this year, starring Matt Smith.
Warner Bros executive Chantal Nong will oversee the project for the studio. »
Ryan Gosling has turned into an actor we cannot quite figure out. After The Notebook, it seemed he was poised for Leonardo DiCaprio post-Titanic hunkdom. But then he turned in some excellent performances in movies like Half Nelson, The Place Beyond The Pines and Drive alongside mainstream fare like Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad. But, like post-Titanic DiCaprio, Gosling is not content to take what is thrown his way. Hence why he is looking at a project like Buzz. Based on the life »
- Alex Maidy
"There's no tricks in the photography of Blue Valentine... the artifice of the movie-making isn't getting in the way of the experience, it's allowing for it." This is an excellent and informative filmmaking video that is a must-watch for any filmmaker. One name that many are already familiar with in the movie world online is Kees van Dijkhuizen, a young editor who was crafted some of the best cinematic montages and year-end recaps we've ever featured. His latest work is a video called Insight: Derek Cianfrance, looking at how Cianfrance constructs scenes in his films Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines. Kees uses commentary voiceover and sleek editing to make everything fascinating to listen to and learn from. Enjoy! This combines excerpts from two audio commentary tracks on the DVDs of both films, with video examples from each. The "original cut" has spoilers from Place Beyond the Pines and violence, »
- Alex Billington
It's a bright, crunchy winter morning and Ben Mendelsohn wants to walk while we talk. More than that, he wants to smoke. Would you like to try disagreeing with Ben Mendelsohn? Me neither. So we walk. The narrow Soho streets are sticky with last night's beer and crammed with people. Within seconds, the 44-year-old Australian actor is a few steps ahead and I have to strain to catch his words, which isn't as tricky as it sounds since most of them are "fuck".
"People are never shy about telling you what they fucking think," he calls back at me through the crowd. "At the same time, fuck that. Fuck what they think they fucking want or this or »
- Ryan Gilbey
Director Anton Corbijn (The American) has been very busy as of late, debuting his most recent effort, A Most Wanted Man at Sundance earlier this year, then jumping right into filming his upcoming project, Life. The film stars Dane DeHaan as James Dean, who takes a journey across the Us with Magnum photographer Dennis Stock (played by Robert Pattinson). Stock had been tasked with capturing the up-and-coming actor for Life Magazine, less than a year before Dean’s rise to superstardom and tragic death. The pair take a road trip from Los Angeles to New York, then to Dean’s hometown of Fairmont, Indiana so that Stock could photograph him in the environments that “affected and shaped” the actor’s “unique character.”
Today, we have the first image from Life courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who had a chance to speak with Corbijn about the film. Check out what he had »
- James Garcia
Unfortunately, in Anton Corbijn's upcoming "Life," the actor formerly known as Edward the Sparkly Vampire, will instead be playing Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock, who profiled the actor less than a year before his tragic death. Instead, the unenviable task of filling Dean's shoes belongs to Dane DeHaan, one of our very favorite actors of the moment, thanks to his wonderful turns in everything from "The Place Beyond the Pines" to the wonderfully Wtf Metallica movie "Through the Never." And thanks to Entertainment Weekly (via The Film Stage), you can get your first peek at the two inhabiting their famous roles.
"When I see Rob, I see an inner turmoil that is great for the role," says Corbijn, a Dutch director whose latest movie, "A Most Wanted Man, »
- Drew Taylor
A traffic accident involving a young boy spins a web of lies, suspicion and cover-ups around three policemen in “Felony,” a tension-packed drama from Aussie helmer Matthew Saville. The script, written by lead actor Joel Edgerton, teems with moral conundrums, as straight-arrow righteousness, self-serving pragmatism and plain, old-fashioned guilt duke it out amid drug busts and family disintegration. Thanks to Saville’s tightly controlled direction and a superlative cast, the mere exchange of glances builds as much suspense as the kinetic action sequence that opens the pic. This stylish psychological thriller could gather momentum after its projected late-summer Australian and Stateside release.
The camera follows policeman Mal Toohey (Edgerton) with handheld immediacy as he chases an escaping suspect during a raid on a drug lab; he gets a bullet lodged in his protective vest and hero status for his trouble. Driving home late at night after partaking of a few »
- Ronnie Scheib
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