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Michael B. Jordan Talks Training For Fantastic Four: "This is The Biggest I've Ever Been"

14 hours ago | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Michael B. Jordan may have won audiences over with his role in 2013's indie drama Fruitvale Station, but the ever-versatile actor is focused on a new genre this year: action. The superfit star is starring in a Rocky spinoff, Creed, and a reboot of The Fantastic Four. Michael stopped by our La studios recently to talk about why making the physical transformation his new roles required was a lonely process. We also talked about his first time behind the camera directing an ad for Axe's new fragrance and his first middle-school memories of swiping his friend's older brother's cologne. »

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Michael B. Jordan Talks Training For Fantastic Four: "This is The Biggest I've Ever Been"

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Michael B. Jordan may have won audiences over with his role in 2013's indie drama Fruitvale Station, but the ever-versatile actor is focused on a new genre this year: action. The superfit star is starring in a Rocky spinoff, Creed, and a reboot of The Fantastic Four. Michael stopped by our La studios recently to talk about why making the physical transformation his new roles required was a lonely process. We also talked about his first time behind the camera directing an ad for Axe's new fragrance and his first middle-school memories of swiping his friend's older brother's cologne. »

- Lindsay-Miller

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‘Permanent,’ ‘Museum,’ ‘Tom’ at Los Cabos 1st Co-Production Forum (Exclusive)

21 October 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hung” co-creator Colette Burson’s “Permanent,” Alonso Ruizpalacios’s “Museum” and Rodrigo Plá’s “The Other Tom” are among 13 projects at Los Cabos Festival’s first Mexico-u.S.-Canada Co-production Forum, a drive to consolidate movie partnerships throughout North America.

Taking place during the third Los Cabos Festival, which unspools Nov. 12-16, and awarding a total $227,000 in prize money to a bevy of industry competitions, the Forum will also showcase projects by rising Latin American auteurs – Mexico’s Jorge Michel Grau, Colombia’s Juan Andrés Arango and Ciro Guerra.

Supported by the Tribeca All Access program, comedy “Permanent,” about a teen who makes a life-defining perm choice, is described as a coming-of- age tale for the entire family. “Permanent” is to be helmed by Colette Burson, co-creator of HBO series “Hung.” Haroula Rose (“Fruitvale Station”) and Joshua Blum (“A Most Violent Year,” “Margin Call”) produce.

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new and ongoing dvd & streaming releases, Us/Can/UK, from Oct 20-21

21 October 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A simple listing, duplicated from the homepage, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails.

new Us/Can Oct 21    streaming only Begin Again Camp X-ray How to Train Your Dragon 2 Hercules Step Up All In (aka Step Up 5: All In) Deliver Us from Evil Jersey Boys Listen Up Philip    dvd/streaming The Purge: Anarchy Siddharth Snowpiercer Earth to Echo Sex Tape Aftermath Life After Beth new UK Oct 20    streaming only Chef Godzilla Particle Fever X-Men: Days of Future Past    dvd/streaming Belle 20,000 Days on Earth Welcome to New York Cold in July Oculus Bad Milo Escape from Tomorrow Grand Piano Maleficent 3 Days to Kill The Single Moms Club Two Days, One Night Walking on Sunshine

more recent releases Us/Can    streaming only Advanced Style Belle Beyond the Edge Coherence The »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Interview: Abel Ferrara Talks 'Pasolini,' 'Welcome To New York,' Cinematic Truth & More

10 October 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The famed Italian filmmaker, author and political activist Pier Paolo Pasolini receives the biopic treatment from Abel Ferrara in "Pasolini," but the film, a la “Last Days” or “Fruitvale Station,” focuses solely on the final days of its subject. Ferrara, whose career has veered from porn to low budget shock horror, from TV hack work to classics of the American Independent film movement like “King of New York” and “Bad Lieutenant,” has always loved characters as iconoclastic as himself, and in “Pasolini” he has surely found his match. However, telling the story of the end of a fascinating life has brought out a different Ferrara. While certain flourishes remain from his previous work, this film is more subdued than much of his other films, with the director mostly staying out of longtime collaborator Willem Dafoe's way. With his usual dark palette of chocolate browns and muted grays, the film »

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Why people need to get over The Human Torch’s casting in The Fantastic Four

6 October 2014 2:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thomas Roach on why people need to get over Michael B. Jordan’s casting as The Human Torch in The Fantastic Four….

As many people will be aware Fox is currently developing a reboot to The Fantastic Four which has finished shooting and gone into post production. Many fans and frankly haters are slamming the film already due to the casting. Whilst people believe the ensemble of heroes are too young as a whole, one of the casting choices sticks out.

Michael B .Jordan will be playing Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch, who in the comics is a white character but in this film version he is being played by the black actor. Many haters have lashed out for no other reason than because the actor is black, whilst others feel this betrays the source material. However in the film his sister is played by Kate Mara who is white. »

- Thomas Roach

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DVD Review: 'Fruitvale Station'

6 October 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆Early on New Year's Day, 2009, 22-year-old Oakland, California resident Oscar Grant was shot in the back by a police officer following a disturbance on a packed train. The incident led to widespread rioting, with the African-American community and its sympathisers in arms against this apparent heinous crime. Even now, Grant's death remains a sensitive subject for discussion - comparable with the shootings here in the UK of Jean Charles de Menezes and, more recently, Mark Duggan - and it's with great aplomb that first-time director Ryan Coogler tackles the preceding 24 hours in Fruitvale Station (2013). Though occasionally bordering on the heavy-handed, this is a bold, evocative debut.

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- CineVue UK

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Michael B. Jordan Talks Costume and Johnny Storm in 'Fantastic Four'

3 October 2014 3:01 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Daily Beast talked to Michael B Jordan to promote Axe, where he made his directorial debut in a short about Axe. They took the opportunity to check in with the Friday Night Lights and Fruitvale Station star to ask him about Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, a movie that Fox pushed back to August and one of the few superhero properties we don't really know that much about.

Jordan had a bit to say about the approach this film is taking (a more grounded one, as seems to be the rallying cry behind promoting the movie before the footage is shown), the costumes on this iteration of the character and, yes, the race issue.

Check out the Daily Beast interview:

It seems like we've been waiting forever to see footage from Fantastic Four!

Well they just moved the released date to August 7. We had a great time going to Baton Rouge to film. »

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Michael B Jordan promises 'no cheesy Fantastic Four outfits'

3 October 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael B Jordan has promised that Fantastic Four will not feature "cheesy superhero outfits".

The Fruitvale Station actor praised his outfit in Josh Trank's comic book reboot for 20th Century Fox.

"I think it wasn't on set, but it was during the fittings when I put on the full outfit and looked at myself in the mirror, and I was like, 'Oh s**t. Game on!'" he told The Daily Beast.

"It was like, this is it! This is what it looks like. This is what it feels like. It felt good."

In a separate interview with Wonderwall, he added: "How did I feel about wearing spandex? The costume part wasn't that bad.

"I think we did a really good job at making it modern, new, fresh without going to the cheesy superhero outfits. We didn't take the easy way out at all. So I didn't mind it so much. »

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Can Kevin Hart Bring Heart to 'Intouchables' Remakec

1 October 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

French comedy-drama The Intouchables, about a wealthy quadriplegic who hires a street-wise minority from the projects as his caretaker, grossed over $425 million in theaters worldwide throughout 2012, so naturally rights were quickly acquired for an upcoming English-language retelling of the story. Now it's being reported the U.S. remake, headed up by The Weinstein Company, has finally found its star duo in Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Kevin Hart (Think Like a Man). Firth, long attached to the project, will take over as Fran?ois Cluzet's wealthy quadriplegic character, while Hart will replace Omar Sy as the young man from the projects who cares for him. Hart brings bankability to the project via a built-in fan base, largely from his stand-up comedy but more recently in films such as Think Like a Man, Ride Along, and About Last Night. However, the large bulk of his work relies on out-and-out hilarity, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Giveaway – Win Fruitvale Station on DVD

29 September 2014 5:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Fruitvale Station – which is out on DVD and Blu-ray here in the UK from Monday, October 6th, and digital download from September 29th – we’ve got three copies of the film on DVD to give away to our readers courtesy of Spirit Entertainment. Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

Fruitvale Station follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan – The Wire), a 22-year-old Oakland, CA resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn’t been completely honest with, and being a better »

- Gary Collinson

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14 Film Projects Up for Sf Film Society Grants

25 September 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Sffs/Krf grants are awarded twice a year to promising feature film projects that will impact the Bay Area filmmaking community. Nearly $3 million dollars have been granted since the 2009 inception of this flagship program. Winners will be announced in November. Past grant winners include Kat Candler's "Hellion" and Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange," Destin Cretton's beloved SXSW 2013 prize winner "Short Term 12," Ryan Coogler's critics' baby "Fruitvale Station," winner of prizes at Cannes and the Independent Spirit Awards, and 2013 Best Picture Oscar nominee "Beasts of the Southern Wild" by Benh Zeitlin. Here are this year's finalists: Absence – Cherien Dabis, writer/director/producer – screenwriting A young Palestinian refugee who unexpectedly becomes head of household must sneak into Israel from the West Bank in order to earn a decent enough living to support his family. It's »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Shame on you, Hollywood: Will this be one of the whitest Oscars ever?

21 September 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

One year out from the history-making 2013 Oscars that saw "12 Years a Slave" become the first-ever Best Picture winner from the black perspective, 2014 looks to be a shameful step backward for diversity in Hollywood. According to Gold Derby's overall racetrack odds, there won't be a single African-American actor, actress, director or picture nominated in a top category this year, making 2014 one of the whitest Oscars ever. -Break- 'The Imitation Game' puts pressure on Oscar rivals for Best Picture in latest predictions A year ago, much was made about the great advancement of African-American films and stars in the Oscar derby, including early strong showings on our charts for "12 Years a Slave," "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." But 2013 was the exception, not the rule. A few years back, the 2010 Oscars also featured a lack of African-America »

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Exclusive: Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, A$AP Rocky Board Rick Famuyiwa's 'Dope'

16 September 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Zoë KravitzKeith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, rap stars A$AP Rocky and Tyga have all been cast in the new feature film by Rick Famuyiwa ("The Wood," "Brown Sugar," "Our Family Wedding"), titled "Dope," which is described as a coming of age story about geeks growing up in Inglewood, California, trying to avoid gangs, drugs, and crime.   Starring Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori ("Grand Budapest Hotel") and Kiersey Clemons, the follows a trio of best friends who are also in their own hip hop – punk band. Significant Productions’ Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi ("Fruitvale Station") are producing the film, »

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Enver Gjokaj and Chad Michael Murray Join Hayley Atwell in Marvel’s Agent Carter

29 August 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Hayley Atwell will reprise the role of Peggy Carter on the small screen in early 2015, and Marvel have announced two additions to the cast of the eight part Agent Carter TV series. It will air when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes a hiatus and is set before the events of the Marvel One-Shot which was included on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray.

Chad Michael Murray (Fruitvale Station) has been cast in the role of Ssr Agent Jack Thompson, while Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) will portray Agent Daniel Sousa, both of whom will meet Carter while she takes on a new role at the Ssr in New York City. Both are newly created characters, so we can’t turn to the comic books for details!

Agent Carter picks up in 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working »

- Josh Wilding

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Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ Adds Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj

29 August 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Marvel’s upcoming ABC series “Agent Carter,” starring Haley Atwell as Peggy Carter, has added Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill,” “Fruitvale Station”) as Strategic Scientific Reserve agent Jack Thompson and Enver Gjokaj (“Dollhouse”) as Ssr agent Daniel Sousa.

The series, from “Captain America” film series scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, will feature Carter attempting to balance routine office work for the Ssr while secretly working on missions with Howard Stark, played by Dominic Cooper.

Agent Carter,” produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios, will premiere in January.

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- Kevin Noonan

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'Marvel's Agent Carter' Casts Chad Michael Murray and Enver Gjokaj

29 August 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel announced today that Chad Michael Murray and Enver Gjokaj have signed on to play series regulars in ABC's mid-season comic book adventure Marvel's Agent Carter, alongside Hayley Atwell as the title character. Take a look at the official press release from Marvel, then read on for new details on the series from directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.

When Hayley Atwell reprises her role as Peggy Carter in the hotly-anticipated Marvel's Agent Carter, series debuting on ABC in 2015, she won't embark on her new adventures alone!

Marvel is proud to announce the signing of two key series regulars, as Chad Michael Murray (Fruitvale Station, One Tree Hill) has been cast in the role of Ssr Agent Jack Thompson, while Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) will portray Agent Daniel Sousa, both of whom will meet Carter while she takes on a new role at the Ssr in New York City.

Marvel's Agent Carter, »

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Mike Epps Lands the Role of Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels-Directed Biopic

28 August 2014 5:23 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As confirmed through a photo posted to Lee Daniels’ Twitter feed earlier this week, comedian Mike Epps will play the late iconic stand-up Richard Pryor in the forthcoming biopic directed by Daniels, and produced by media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

As Deadline reports, Epps claimed the role after a phenomenal audition that made it difficult to pass over the actor. He beat out several higher profile young actors, including Marlon Wayans (whom, according to TMZ’s, was the favorite choice of Pryor’s kids), Nick Cannon, and Fruitvale Station’s Michael B. Jordan. Additionally, Deadline has stated that both Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway have been auditioning alongside the potential Pryors, with the actresses being looked to for the role of Richard’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor.

Fans of the late Richard Pryor should be satiated by the selection of Mike Epps. Though many know of Epps through his roles in Next Friday and The Hangover, »

- Zachary Shevich

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Star on the Rise: Why Michael B. Jordan Should Be on Your Radar

28 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

There are a number of promising young actors raising their profiles at the moment, but one of the most exciting of the bunch is Michael B. Jordan.  You may remember him breaking your heart during Season One of The Wire or making you swoon with his recurring appearance on NBC’s Parenthood, but he broke out in a big way with last year’s gut-wrenching drama Fruitvale Station, garnering him dramatic clout and even awards consideration.  His most high-profile role is yet to come, as he plays the Human Torch in Fox’s 2015 superhero reboot The Fantastic Four, but the actor has given us plenty of reasons to take notice of his talent.  Head over to Pepsi Pulse to find out why.

The post Star on the Rise: Why Michael B. Jordan Should Be on Your Radar appeared first on Collider. »

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Film Scholar David Bordwell pens sharp essay on ‘reflectionism’ in film criticism, New York Times

25 August 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

David Bordwell, one of film criticism’s eminent scholars and arguably most knowledgeable film historian working today, took to his blog, Observations on Film Art, Sunday to criticize the New York Times for a new series they’ve launched called “The Moviegoers“. In his piece titled “Zip, Zero, Zeitgeist“, Bordwell addresses a trend in film criticism he calls “reflectionism” and cites the Times piece as a somewhat unfortunate example.

Bordwell’s piece questioned whether movies can reflect the “national psyche”, “contemporary history” or “national debates” of the American populace. Do movies and the reception they get at the box office capture the pulse of the nation right now?

“These ideas enjoy an astonishing popularity. They are staples of movie journalism. The trouble is that they don’t hold up,” Bordwell writes, adding, “Movies are worth studying for themselves, not just as channels for Op-Ed memes.”

Bordwell was irked by a »

- Brian Welk

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