1-20 of 59 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
People aren't talking about this yet because the movies haven't arrived and also, undoubtedly because both stars are so prolific that it's hard to keep track of their upcoming deals. But three of their next handful of releases are together. They're husband and wife in The Railway Man (opening in April) which is largely Colin's film. Then they're nemeses in Paddington (opening in December) in which Colin is the voice of the title character and Nicole the villain. And at some point (no release date yet) they're back to being husband and wife again in the thriller Before I Go To Sleep in which Nicole plays a woman being treated for anterograde amnesia who doesn't realize she's married or has a son.
Will Colin & Nicole do a fourth? I feel they must. »
- NATHANIEL R
Various new dates have been announced for several upcoming limited releases and non-tentpole films. All dates are for this year:
The Weinstein Company has announced April 4th release dates for both David Charhon's crime comedy "On the Other Side of the Tracks" starring Omar Sy, and the French sketch comedy "The Players" starring Jean Dujardin.
- Garth Franklin
Mark your calendars with the latest release dates for the following films: The Purge: Anarchy - Writer-director James DeMonaco's horror-thriller sequel starring Cortney Palm, Zach Gilford, Michael K. Williams and Frank Grillo will now open July 18th. Dom Hemingway - Writer-director Richard Shepard's crime dramedy starring Jude Law and Emilia Clarke will open a couple of days earlier on April 2nd. On the Other Side of the Tracks - David Charhon's crime comedy starring Omar Sy opens on April 4th for The Weinstein Company. The Players - The Weinstein Company's collection of comedic vignettes starring Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche also opens April 4th. The Railway Man - Jonathan Teplitzky's biographical World War II-period drama starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgård opens April 11th. The Rover - David Michôd's drama starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson opens July 18th for A24. Laggies - »
- Dave Trumbore
And now another edition of "Where My Girls At?" which occurs whenever Nathaniel is longing for actresses who have temporarily gone missing. I'm focusing this one on the beauties we won't even be seeing at the Oscars this year.
Did you see this photo Jessica Chastain posted to her Facebook account?
Somehow I hadn't clocked this new project but it's an 1980s NY set thriller (so that explains the look) about an immigrant (one presumes that's Isaac, who seems to symbolize any "foreign" element these days to Hollywood) trying to capitalize on business opportunities but beware of Violence! Decay! Corruption! I miss Jes, don't you? I know that's insane since I saw her live »
- NATHANIEL R
According to Deadline, A Good Day to Die Hard star Jai Courtney and Boyd Holbrook, star of the upcoming western Jane Got A Gun, are the final actors in the running for the role of Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis.
The part was previously played by Michael Biehn in the 1984 original and Anton Yelchin in Terminator: Salvation, while other actors previously linked to the role for the reboot include Thomas Cocquerel (Anzac Girls), Sam Reid (The Railway Man), Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy).
Already cast in Terminator: Genesis are Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke (The Great Gatsby) as John Connor and Arnold Schwarzengger as the titular Terminator. The film is being directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) and is set for release on July 1st, 2015.
Why not head on over »
- Gary Collinson
Paramount has narrowed down their casting search for Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis to two actors, Jai Courtney and Boyd Holbrook. Both actors were mentioned as candidates last month, along with Sam Reid (The Railway Man), Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie) and newcomer Tom Cocquerel, who has no big-screen credits to his name yet.
Michael Biehn portrayed Kyle Reese in the original 1984 classic The Terminator, a soldier sent back from the future to protect resistance leader John Connor's mother Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), with Kyle eventually becoming John's father. Whoever lands the role will join a cast that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose exact role has not been confirmed, Jason Clarke as John Connor and Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor. No story details have been confirmed yet. It should be noted that, since there is such a big age gap between the 44-year-old Jason Clarke and the 26-year-old Emilia Clarke, it »
A few new posters have landed online. Briefly: Transcendence – The first poster for director Wally Pfister’s ambitious sci-fi pic visualizes how Johnny Depp’s lead character uploads his consciousness into a dangerous computer. If you missed it, click here to watch the debut trailer and look for a new trailer tomorrow evening. The film opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on April 17th. Under the Skin – A wonderfully stylish domestic poster for director Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi pic, which stars Scarlett Johansson as an extraterrestrial on Earth disguised as a gorgeous woman who uses her “voracious sexuality” to entrap human prey. Click here to read Matt’s review and check back tomorrow to watch the theatrical trailer. The film opens in L.A. and New York on April 4th, followed by a limited release on April 11th. The Railway Man – A new poster for director Jonathan Teplitzsky’s drama »
- Adam Chitwood
Weinstein Co's "The Railway Man" thriller directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, has a fresh poster up. The script comes from Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Paterson based on the book by Eric Lomax. Pic was seen at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and has yet to find a confirmed release date Stateside. This tells of Lomax's time as a Pow in a Japanese camp during World War II and his reconciliation with one of his captors many years after the war. Hiroyuki Sanada, Stellan Skarsgård and Jeremy Irvine also star. »
Although Lionsgate has still not issued a release date for their upcoming drama The Railway Man, the studio released a new poster, featuring stars Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. The film is based on the incredible true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British soldier who was captured by the Japanese in World War II. Years later, with the support of his wife Patti (Nicole Kidman), the former Pow tracks down the man responsible for his torture (Hiroyuki Sanada), who was also profoundly affected by the war. Take a look at this one-sheet for director Jonathan Teplitzky's adaptation, and stay tuned to find out when this film may hit theaters later this year.
The Railway Man comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Nicole Kidman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine, Sam Reid, Marta Dusseldorp, Tanroh Ishida. The film is directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. »
Wolf pulls ahead
A week ago, contenders for the best picture Oscar American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Streetstood more or less neck and neck with around £11m apiece. Now the Scorsese comedy has pulled ahead with just shy of £15m, compared with £13.69m for Slave and £12.2m for Hustle. The Wolf of Wall Street is already the ninth-biggest 18-certificate movie at the UK box-office, behind Hannibal (£21.6m), American Beauty (£21.3m), Seven (£19.5m), Silence of the Lambs (£17.1m), Bruno (£15.8m), Django Unchained (£15.7m), Basic Instinct (£15.5m) and Fatal Attraction (£15.4m). Wolf will very soon overtake the last four films on that list, and has a good shot at £20m lifetime. The Bruno figure includes some box-office for the 15-certificate version. Including Monday takings, Wolf is now at £15.17m. »
- Charles Grant, Charles Gant
I saw this film with a colleague who knew Eric Lomax, whose memoir it is based on. He had been a victim of torture, too. We both found it strikingly realistic: the torture scenes are terrifying without being remotely sensationalist, as can sometimes be the case with film and TV.
Both Lomax's experience of torture in a Japanese prisoner of war camp and his ultimate reconciliation with his torturer are put across excellently. The waterboarding is particularly horrific: the victim, as we see here, has a cloth placed over their mouth, and water poured on to their face so they can't breathe. There has been a lot of talk recently about waterboarding somehow being a lesser form of torture – Dick Cheney famously described it as a "dunk in »
- Laura Barnett
Martin Scorsese's comedy enjoys the third-biggest UK box-office debut for an 18-certificate film, while 12 Years a Slave holds steady in second place
• The Wolf of Wall Street attracts new complaints from disability groups
You might have thought the market was already crowded with Oscar fare. A three-hour 18-certificate comedy might be considered a distribution challenge. But Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street bulldozered past any such concerns, posting a sensational UK opening of £4.66m. That's the third-biggest debut for an 18-certificate film, behind just Hannibal (£6.40m) and Bruno (£5.00m). It's also well up on the openings of recent Scorsese films such as Hugo (£1.23m), Shutter Island (£2.25m) and The Departed (£2.30m). Previously, Scorsese's biggest opening was Gangs of New York, with £2.62m.
In the Us, The Wolf of Wall Street opened on Christmas Day (a »
- Charles Gant
UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January 2014....
Martin Scorsese's latest Leonardo DiCaprio collaboration The Wolf of Wall Street has enjoyed a bumper opening at the UK box office, with the film pulling in a hefty £4,655,984 over the three-day weekend. This marks a record for Scorsese, whose previous record-opening was Gangs of New York back in 2002 with £2.62 million, as well as the third-biggest debut for an 18 certificate film after Hannibal (£6.4 million) and Bruno (£5 million).
The only other newcomer to crack the top ten this week was the horror Devil's Due, which pulled in a decent £1,002,627, while bouyed on by the Academy Award nominations, Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity reentered the chart in its eleventh week on screens, claiming tenth place and edging ever closer towards the £30 million mark on these shores.
Number one this time last year: Les Miserables
1. The Wolf of Wall Street, »
- Gary Collinson
The Wolf of Wall Street has topped the UK box office on its first weekend on release.
Wolf of Wall Street's debut represents a significant uptick on Scorsese's last theatrically released film in the UK Hugo, which earned £1.2 million in 2011.
Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave managed to increase its ticket sales by £500,000 over the weekend, likely thanks to the renewed attention the film received thanks to the Academy Awards nominations.
Also benefiting from awards season buzz was Gravity, which climbed back into the top ten on the back of an IMAX re-release and 10 Oscar nominations.
Elsewhere, the chart's only other new entry was horror movie Devi's Due, earning £1 million to debut at number five.
The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) The Wolf of Wall Street »
The Railway Man, 2013.
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky.
Decades after being tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II, a former British Army officer sets out to confront those he holds responsible.
In the final act of The Railway Man, it occurred to me this true story of a former British Pow who worked on the Burma Railway only to discover one of his former captors was alive and well 40 years later, was a truly excellent film destined for Oscar glory. That film, unfortunately, was the one now playing in my head, because the one unfolding on the screen was played far too safe to really make the impact the story deserved.
- Gary Collinson
Some deem Steve McQueen's film too self-important, others avoid it because of its violence. But this slavery drama is engaging – and enjoyable
Whenever someone asks me to recommend a film, my mind goes blank. I usually end up rambling about an interesting drama that might be worth seeing if you like that sort of thing; before long, the person listening to me isn't listening any more. But at the moment it's different. Over the past week, four friends and colleagues have asked which film they should go to see, and in each case, I was able to answer immediately and with a full heart: 12 Years a Slave.
None of them went to see it.
One friend dismissed the film out of hand. "I know slavery's a bad thing," he snapped. "What else is there to say?" It's a viewpoint summed up by Amy Poehler's line at the Golden »
- Nicholas Barber
UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th January 2014....
After just one week at the top of the chart, David O. Russell's American Hustle has been knocked from the top of the UK box office chart by another awards hopeful, with Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave taking the crown thanks to an opening weekend of £2,511,349 from just 207 screens. Unsurprisingly, the pre-Civil War slavery drama gives McQueen his best debut, with Hunger opening with £136k in 2008 and Shame debuting with £542k in 2012.
Two other newcomers managed to crack the top ten this week, with The Railway Man and Delivery Man taking sixth and seventh with £1,230,299 and £1,102,433 respectively, while Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug edged past the £40 million mark in its fifth weekend, leaving it the third biggest release of the year behind Despicable Me 2 (£47.4 million) and »
- Gary Collinson
• American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave wrestle for Oscars
• Golden Globes 2014 – roundup
With Oscar nominations announced this Thursday, the annual awards season is now in full swing, presenting the perfect opportunity for a potentially challenging adult drama – Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave – to engage cinema audiences.
And so it proved, with a very healthy £2.51m opening for the gritty true story from just 207 cinemas, delivering a site average of £12,132.
Local distributor eOne was quick to trumpet this achievement as bigger than the UK opening of Slumdog Millionaire (£1.83m from 324 cinemas), and with a higher screen average than the debut of The King's Speech (£8,919). Both those titles were massive feel-good crowdpleasers that went on to achieve enormous multiples of their opening numbers. »
- Charles Gant
It's rare when a film adaptation lives up the book it was based on so with that in mind I have compiled a list of 40 books that have been adapted for the big screen that we can expect to see in theaters this year. This includes two books from Gillian Flynn, young adult adaptations of work by Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins and James Dashner, a short story from Dennis Lehane, a Nick Hornby adaptation, and an adaptation written by Nick Hornby, a new John le Carre adaptation and a prequel to the stories written by Tom Clancy as well as a couple comics and graphic novel adaptations from the likes of Frank Miller and Hiroshi Sakurazaka and Alexander O. Smith. I've added everything I could think of and while I'm sure I missed a few, please forgive me and hopefully you'll find something that appeals to your taste on the list. »
- Brad Brevet
12 Years a Slave has topped the UK box office on its debut weekend on release in cinemas.
Elsewhere, the only new releases to crack the top ten were The Railway Man at number six with £1.2 million and Vince Vaughn's latest comedy Delivery Man, which debuted at number seven with £1.1 million.
The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) 12 Years a Slave - »
1-20 of 59 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners