11 items from 2015
Through the use of satire, and a good dose of slapstick, Accidental Love attempts to show some of the more absurd aspects of society. However, the slapstick seems to undermine the gravity of the characters, as it carries the narrative too far into the ridiculous for the audience to then believe the film’s characterization of society. Although it is possible to bring satire and slapstick together in a way that works, in Accidental Love, they feel like two opposing tones. The movie is often humorous because of its astute observations through satire, but also awkward because it relies on embarrassing and meaningless sight gags, which hurt the overall plot and message that the filmmakers are trying to convey.
- Josh Cabrita
"Fifty Shades of Grey" is in theaters this weekend. Have you heard? In celebration of this stunning cinematic achievement, we've trawled through all the streaming sites to bring you a list of five worthwhile erotic thrillers to watch online right now! Particularly useful for those who, you know, aren't interested in seeing "50 Shades" (they do exist!) but are nevertheless jonesing for some steely sexual tension to spice up their weekends. "Basic Instinct" (1992) The film that made Sharon Stone a star is still one of her best. Watch the aesthetically-gifted stunner command the screen with that placid, aquamarine stare. Forget the "no undies" leg crossing (or don't!) -- that interrogation scene is a classic for way better reasons than a single shot of Stone's naughty parts. "Nymphomaniac Pts. I and II" (2014) How about four hours of erotic thrillerisms? Charlotte Gainsbourg's commanding underbite does some of its best work in Lars von Trier »
- Chris Eggertsen
This weekend's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" might be the first big spy movie of 2015, but it's far from the last. This August, Warner Bros will unleash "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," based on the television series that ran for more than a hundred episodes from 1965 - 1968 (to tell you what a technologically trippy period this was, the first season's episodes were in black-and-white, the rest in color). This new version retains the period setting but seems to be ruder and more action-packed. Would you expect anything less from director Guy Ritchie?
In the new "Man from U.N.C.L.E.," Henry Cavill (summoning considerable more charm than he ever exhibited in "Man of Steel") plays Napoleon Solo, an American secret agent forced to partner with a Russian agent named Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer, forever the handsome straight man). Hugh Grant and Jared Harris are British agents and the almost painfully »
- Drew Taylor
Update: TMZ reports that Conrad Hilton voluntarily checked into a rehab facility following his alleged in-flight meltdown this past July. According to the site, the 20-year-old spent 30 days in a treatment facility shortly after the incident. Hilton was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 3 and was released on $100,000 bail, the site reports. He was ordered to surrender his passport and remain in California. ----------- Side effects are no joke. Paris Hilton’s younger brother Conrad Hilton has been arrested after allegedly flipping out on passengers during an international [...] »
Hot on the heels of an Oscar nomination for her luminous performance as Jane Wilde in Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, Felicity Jones has eclipsed competitors including Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, The Fantastic Four‘s Kate Mara and Side Effects‘ Rooney Mara for the lead role in an as-of-yet-untitled Star Wars spinoff.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Lucasfilm and Disney zeroed in on the acclaimed actress after a series of highly secretive readings and screen tests. An offer has gone out to Jones, who is currently in talks to star.
Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) will direct from a script by the recently-hired Chris Weitz (About a Boy). The project has been in the works for over a year, with Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) having penned a previous draft for the stand-alone pic.
- Isaac Feldberg
Sold by Film Factory, “Ixcanul” world premieres next Saturday in Competition at the Berlin Festival.
Arp Selection’s acquisition marks the first distribution deal to go down on “Ixcanul,” which is raising large expectation after it made the Berlin Competition cut last month, competing with such seasoned directors’ latest as Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups,” Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert” or Benoit Jacquot’s “Diary of a Chambermaid.”
The fact that Arp Selection has bought “Ixcanul” is noteworthy. Buying mostly from Europe, Arp targets often art films with potentially wider audience appeal: Ari Folman’s “The Congress,” with Robin J.C. Chandor’s “Margin Call,” and Paulo Sorrentino’s Sean Penn starrer “This Must Be the Place.” Arp Selection’s biggest recent release was Steven Soderbergh »
- John Hopewell
After his stellar work on acclaimed Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, James Marsh is taking on another tale of a flawed individual battling against seemingly insurmountable odds. Blueprint Pictures and BBC Films have just set the helmer, whose 2008 documentary Man on Wire won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, to direct Colin Firth in a feature about amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst, who set off in 1968 to win the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, a non-stop, single-handed, round-the-world yacht race.
While The Theory of Everything told the story of Hawking’s rise to prominence even as his relationship with first wife Jane Wilde eventually crumbled, this new pic will be much more tragic than inspirational. After all, Crowhurst’s efforts to win the race and claim a cash prize, in hopes of aiding his failing business, soon led him to falsify log books and plot to deceive the race »
- Isaac Feldberg
They both have Oscars sitting on their mantelpiece and now Man On Wire/The Theory Of Everything director James Marsh and King’s Speech actor Colin Firth are weighing actor for what could be another prestige project. They’ve both signed on to BBC Films’ drama about amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst.If the name doesn’t ring any bells, Crowhurst entered the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 in the hopes of picking up a cash prize that would help save his faltering radio beacon business. He built a trimaran boat called the Teignmouth Electron in a hurry, but had to leave several safety features uncompleted before setting sail. He encountered problems almost immediately and began to steer erratically, eventually succumbing to conflicted psychological issues and irrationality. Though he kept filing positions claiming he was circumnavigating the globe, his boat – spoiler alert – was found adrift and abandoned on 10 July 1969.With Firth set to play Crowhurst, »
Star Wars: Reportedly, Rooney Mara (Side Effects, above right) and Tatiana Maslany (TV's Orphan Black, above left) are among a handful of actresses testing for the lead role in the first Star Wars stand-alone movie, to be directed by Gareth Edwards. Academy Award-nominated Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) is also under consideration for the starring role. The movie is due out on December 16, 2016. [Heat Vision] Fables: Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service) is writing a new draft of a screenplay for a proposed movie version of Fables, a long-running comic book series created by Bill Willingham. The series revolves around fairy-tale characters living in secret in New York City. A big-screen adaptation has been in development for several...
- Peter Martin
Star Wars: Reportedly, Rooney Mara (Side Effects, above right) and Tatiana Maslany (TV's Orphan Black, above left) are among a handful of actresses testing for the lead role in the first Star Wars stand-alone movie to be directed by Gareth Edwards. Academy Award-nominated Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) is also under consideration for the starring role. The movie is due out on December 16, 2016. [Heat Vision] Fables: Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret...
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Bollywood churns out on average 120 plus films a year, with 2014 reaching 142. So to think all of them will go down in history as being successful is rather naive. But what about the ones we thought would work wonders but came up short? The ones that left us thinking, “Why was this allowed past the editing board”? Even ones that somehow managed to cha-ching the money registers sky high. 2014 had its fair share of films that fit all these categories. BollySpice brings you the biggest disappointments of 2014.
A.R.Murugadoss blew everyone’s mind when he told a tale of an anterograde amnesia patient desperately seeking revenge for the murder of his girlfriend in Ghajini. Yet when it came to a follow up film, one could say Holiday fell short of all the trimmings to recreate the magic. The writer in Murugadoss failed to see the shortcomings of his story, »
- Githa Vanan
11 items from 2015
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