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Liv Tyler is coming to a TV screen near you! The actress has signed on to join HBO’s pilot The Leftovers where she will play bride-to-be Meg. The Leftovers follows a group of people who did not make it when the rapture happened, and are forced to stay behind in a suburban community. Meg struggles to understand the happenings and seeks answers from a cult offering them to her. Justin Theroux has also signed on to play local police chief Kevin Garty who is trying to keep his family together in the aftermath of the rapture.
This isn’t the first of Perrotta’s books to be adapted for the big screen; Reese Witherspoon hit Election was also originally a book by the author and Perrotta co-wrote the screenplay for another adaption of his, 2004′s Little Children, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. »
- Victoria Bull
The story is set after the Rapture happens with unexpected results. Deadline reports Tyler will play Meg, a young woman who ditches her fiance and becomes the target of an "enigmatic cult."
Foresight Unlimited in association with Castle Rock announced today that production has begun in Connecticut on And So It Goes... starring Academy Award winners Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street) and Diane Keaton (Something's Gotta Give, Annie Hall). The film marks the first time Douglas and Keaton have appeared on-screen together. And So It Goes... will be directed by Rob Reiner, who previously collaborated with Douglas on the hit 1995 film The American President. The screenplay for And So It Goes... is by Academy Award nominated writer Mark Andrus (As Good As It Gets).
Joining the cast in a pivotal supporting role is young actress Sterling Jerins. The casting news comes on the heels of Jerins' roles in World War Z (opening June 21st), in which she appears as Constance, the daughter of Gerry Lane (played by Brad Pitt), and James Wan's The Conjuring (opening July 19th), in which she appears as Judy, »
Foresight Unlimited in association with Castle Rock announced today that production has begun in Connecticut on And So It Goes… starring Academy Award® winners Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street) and Diane Keaton (Something’s Gotta Give, Annie Hall). The film marks the first time Douglas and Keaton have appeared on-screen together. And So It Goes… will be directed by Rob Reiner, who previously collaborated with Douglas on the hit 1995 film An American President. The screenplay for And So It Goes… is by Academy Award® nominated writer Mark Andrus (As Good As It Gets).
Joining the cast in a pivotal supporting role is young actress Sterling Jerins. The casting news comes on the heels of Jerins’ roles in World War Z (opening June 21st), in which she appears as Constance, the daughter of Gerry Lane (played by Brad Pitt), and James Wan’s The Conjuring (opening July 19th), in which she appears as Judy, »
- Michelle McCue
The story is set after the Rapture happens with unexpected results. Eccleston will play Matt Jamison, a Reverend-turned-tabloid editor.
Also joining the pilot are "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" Tony nominee Carrie Coon as a wife and mother "left behind" when her family is Rapture-d, Ann Dowd ("Compliance," "Side Effects") as a leader in a cult-like organization and Amanda Warren ("The Closer") as a local mayor.
In addition to his role in reviving the BBC's "Doctor Who," Eccleston previously recurred on American television in "Heroes." »
White House Down has debuted an extended trailer.
The movie centres around policeman and former soldier John Cale (Tatum), who attends an interview at the White House with the Secret Service in the hope of impressing his alienated teenage daughter (Joey King).
When terrorists attack Washington DC, Cale finds himself teaming up with the President (Jamie Foxx) to foil the attackers and rescue his child.
White House Down will open in Us cinemas on June 28 and in the UK on September 6. »
Behind the Candelabra, 2013.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Steven Soderbergh says he is no longer making films because he’s disheartened with the Hollywood system and the pressure to make $120 million before a film even gets greenlit. With a film of the quality of Side Effects taking just $32 million in the Us, it’s little wonder a project about the secret gay relationships of Liberace was deemed “too special” for most major production companies.
In his own words he said of Behind The Candelabra that “the material was too ‘special’ to gross $70 million. So the obstacle here isn’t just that special subject matter... it’s still mysterious the process whereby people decide if they’re »
- Flickering Myth
The typical take on Best Original Screenplay is that it is the weaker of the two writing categories. Particularly before any precursor awards are handed out, pundits usually struggle to scrounge up a roster of even thirty viable candidates for the category. I guess this shouldn’t come as a surprise given originality’s placement on the endangered species list in Hollywood these days, but it’s a shame, because the category has often served as an outlet for the Academy to recognize innovative and daring films that would not be able to call themselves “Oscar nominees” otherwise.
Someone with as a distinct artistic voice as Terry Gilliam, for example, would not be able to declare himself an Oscar nominee had his masterpiece, Brazil, not been nominated for Best Original Screenplay back in 1985. That same year, in the exact same category, another 80′s Sci-Fi classic, Back to the Future, got »
- Christopher Lominac
Since I’ve now been running the Movie Poster of the Day Tumblr for a year and a half I thought it was high time I did another six month round-up of the most popular posters on the blog.
For some reason this Japanese poster for Zero Dark Thirty—an even more striking version of the American teaser—which I posted three months ago recently went semi-viral, racking up over 1,400 “notes” to date, making it by far the most popular (in as far as likes and reblogs really gauge popularity) in the history of the blog which now has, according to Tumblr, over 198,000 followers.
I’m especially pleased with the popularity of the second and third ranked posters: a couple of quite eccentric pieces of Eastern European illustration for lesser known films. It’s probably no surprise that »
- Adrian Curry
Exclusive: Management 360 has signed Rooney Mara, who is coming into her own after breakout turns in The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Mara continues to be repped by Wme. She followed those films by starring with Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Steven Soderbergh-directed Side Effects and most recently in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, which premiered at Sundance and will be released later this year. There is still every hope she’ll reprise her role as goth heroine Lisbeth Salander, as Andrew Kevin Walker is working on a rewrite of that script for Sony. She got an Oscar nomination for her first turn in that role. Mara next stars in the Spike Jonze-directed Her, and she stars with Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender in the new Terrence Malick film. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Though 2013 has been a fairly lackluster year as far as quality goes, it has certainly not been without its share of insane, shocking moments we’ll likely never forget, both for better and for worse. Though there’s still much of the year to play out, we’ve been thrown huge narrative curve-balls, ridiculous last-minute plot twists, insanely exciting stingers, awesome nudity and grotesque animal slaughter, just to name a few. I’d be surprised if the rest of 2013 can top the madness we’ve seen in the first half of 2013.
Here are 10 ridiculous movie moments that have shocked us in 2013 so far. Obviously, Spoilers For Major 2013 Releases Are Ahead.
10. Rooney Stabs Channing – Side Effects
- Shaun Munro
After announcing his retirement from the movie business with Side Effects, director Steven Soderbergh made this portrait of Liberace for television. But with a character so much larger than life and A-Listers Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in eye-popping performances, it only seems right that it gets the big screen treatment (if only in Europe). Dare to be dazzled.
The flamboyant pianist is seen through the wide, adoring eyes of his long-term lover Scott Thorson (Damon) whose memoir the film is based on. Before meeting Liberace (Douglas) in 1977, he is fresh-faced and fairly innocent, to the point that he is reluctant to embrace his homosexuality. He calls himself bisexual, though as Liberace later comments, he's never been seen with any women. Evidently, it wasn't love at first sight with Liberace either. »
With the exception of Guy Ritchie.s Sherlock Holmes movies, Jude Law doesn.t often get to showcase any comedic abilities he has. Of everything that Steven Soderbergh.s Side Effects was, a laugh riot wasn.t one of them. Via press release, Fox Searchlight Pictures announced they.ve acquired the North American rights to the dark comedy crime caper Dom Hemingway. The film was written and directed by Richard Shepard (The Hunting Party), who last directed some recent episodes of Girls. It stars Law as the titular character, a safecracker known for his profane and dangerous ways. He gets out of prison after a 12-year stint and goes off with a partner, played by Richard E. Grant (Withnail & I), to get what.s owed to him by his boss (Demián Bichir) for not ratting him out while in jail. After a near-death experience, he tries to reconnect with »
The first still from Dom Hemingway has been released.
Jude Law stars in the black comedy as a "funny, profane, dangerous and short-tempered" safe cracker, who has recently completed a 12-year jail sentence.
After being released, Hemingway (Law) embarks on a revenge mission, determined to collect what he is owed.
> Jude Law dating production assistant on 'Don Hemingway'?
Directed by David M. Rosenthal
When John Moon (Sam Rockwell) accidentally shoots a young woman and discovers a bag full of cash, he has to make the fateful decision whether to provide for his separating family or come out clean. His struggle to conceal both the death and the money formulates a whirlwind of consequences that ultimately heightens into a battle for survival. With overall great performances by Rockwell and Jeffrey Wright (Simon), the film is both widely suspenseful and comfortably predictable. Treading the line of a Hitchcockian thriller, the film definitely tests the limits of an ordinary man as he takes on plight to stay alive. With some of the year’s most surprising scenes, A Single Shot will bring you to the edge of your seat and shock you, making it by far one of the best films debuted at Tribeca 2013 this year.
- Christopher Clemente
The Side Effects director - who is a fan of the show - said that the film would be the perfect way to fill cinema seats.
"I thought it would be really cool to have the final two episodes of the show as a movie that aired the Friday after the penultimate episode," he told Empire.
"You'd sell that during the season - 'See the season finale in theatres!' - and just run it for a week, but I feel like you'd clean up. It's never been done before."
He added that the film would be released as a download after offering fans "a communal viewing experience that week" at the cinema.
The first of eight final Breaking Bad episodes will premiere on Sunday, August 11.
Watch Digital Spy speaking to the Breaking Bad »
It’s no secret that Steven Soderbergh is, (a) turning his hand to television, and (b) a huge fan of Breaking Bad. What’s less well known – and watch us joins the dots here – is his idea for a Breaking Bad movie. It’s a notion first mentioned by Side Effects cast member Jude Law when he came by for an Empire webchat earlier this year, and when we sat down with the erstwhile movie director, it was something we had to ask him about.“I thought it would be really cool”, explains Soderbergh, “to have the final two episodes of the show as a movie that aired the Friday after the penultimate episode. You'd sell that during the season – ‘See the season finale in theatres!’ – and just run it for a week, but I feel like you’d clean up. It’s never been done before.”As an idea »
On April 1, I took a look at the best and worst movies of 2013 up to that point and my list of the best films of the year included one movie, Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects out of the 22 films I'd reviewed to that point. Two months later and I've now posted 65 total reviews and the list of top quality movies has dramatically increased. Of the 65 total reviews I've posted this year, eight are reprinted reviews from last year's Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals. These include reviews for Room 237, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Sapphires, Antiviral, Spring Breakers, To the Wonder, The Iceman and Aftershock. I never quite know which year to credit those films in, but while a couple of them are some of the better films to be released this year, I wouldn't consider any of them as members of the "best" of 2013. As of right now, »
- Brad Brevet
Chicago – Over a hundred films in and Steven Soderbergh’s “Side Effects” is still one of my favorite flicks of 2013. In fact, I’d say it’s the first great movie of the year released on Blu-ray and DVD. It underperformed at the box office but the star power on its cover is likely to make it a hit on the home market. Renters or buyers will be pleasantly surprised by a rewarding thriller from one our best working filmmakers.
Well, maybe we can’t call him that any more. Steven Soderbergh has said that “Side Effects” will be his last theatrical film (and HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra” his last film, period). While I find it hard to believe that someone this talented is simply going to put his camera away (and stories about Soderbergh producing and directing an upcoming TV series make the “retirement” feel even less »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Director Steven Soderbergh’s “last” big screen film, Side Effects, is an effective pharmaceutical thriller that operates on multiple levels at once, in typical Soderbergh fashion. From the hazy yellow appearance, to the third act twist — Side Effects is a top-to-bottom Soderbergh slow-burn thriller that focuses on its core performers: Jude Law, Rooney Mara & Catherine Zeta-Jones, while also providing a bit of social commentary on the country’s ever-rising problem with prescription drugs and how it can turn lives upside down and inside out.
Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) is a successful working class American with a husband (Channing Tatum) that is fresh out of a prison after doing time over an insider trade that went south on him. Her life is on the rise as she welcomes home her loved one and prepares to start the next chapter of her life. But she’s depressed. Depressed to the point of needing serious medical attention, »
- Jeremy Lebens
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