Review: Leonardo DiCaprio in Eastwoods J. Edgar offers easy answers about a morally complex character - HitFix.com
I have always said that DiCaprio looks like a little child playing adult dress up to me. The fact that he goes through a few different, apparently unconvincing, aging make-ups ain't gonna do a whole lot to convince me otherwise.
David Oyelowo Joins Steven Spielberg's Lincoln
David Oyelowo is so close to stardom, you can taste it. The Royal Shakespeare Company veteran became well known in the U.K. after starring in the spy series "Spooks" (or "M-I:5" in the U.S.) and earned further attention with his turn in 2006's "The Last King of Scotland." While has has worked steadily in film, he was poised for what would have been his breakout performance as Martin Luther King Jr. in Lee Daniels' scrapped "Selma." But Hollywood has heard the call, and has been busy filling up the actor's calendar. Daniels cast him in his upcoming crime drama "The Paperboy," early next year he'll take flight in the George Lucas-produced "Red Tails" and right now he's trading lines with the biggest movie star on the planet, Tom Cruise in the currently filming "One Shot." Of course, we can't forget to mention his appearances in two of the biggest films this summer -- "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" and "The Help" -- but even bigger things are on the way.
Look at that ****ing cast. Just look at it.Quote:
At any rate, the gig will get him on a set that includes Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Lee Pace and Jackie Earle Haley
Review: 'Tyrannosaur' Gets To The Heart Of Perseverance In The Face Of Brutality | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | indieWIRE
But as Joseph, Peter Mullan is a dragon, a bubbling cauldron of dangerousness, spitting out resentment and rage in a way that suggests a strange self-awareness. An early moment when Joseph buries himself under a discount wardrobe suggests what we know about the fear in his eyes. As James, Eddie Marsan isn’t nearly as intimidating, and there are small moments during his most violent scenes where a well-placed flinch tells you everything you need to know about his ugliness. But it’s Olivia Colman who represents the heart of “Tyrannosaur.” As put-upon Hannah, she radiates warmth and understanding, and it’s only through the strength of her character that we understand her subtle evolution, from healing, to merely surviving. In the face of the beast, “Tyrannosaur” argues, the latter can be more difficult than the former. [A-]
Angelina Jolie's 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey' Will Be Released In Serbian-Croatian Language Version | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | indieWIRE
I dunno if this is going to be any good, but I'm curious as hell about it.Quote:
While production was completed both in English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (or BCH as its known) versions, Jolie is opting for the latter for the film's stateside release. Deadline reports that FilmDistrict will drop the movie in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on the previously announced December 23rd release date, and all you Academy voting grandpas are gonna have to bring your reading glasses. Jolie had apparently screened both versions for FilmDistrict honchos Peter Schlessel and Bob Berney and everyone agreed the original language version was the way to go on this one.
John Hillcoat's 'The Wettest County' Gets April 20, 2012 Release Date | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | indieWIRE
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Based on the novel by Matt Bondurant, this true story Prohibition-era tale is led by Tom Hardy, Shia LaBoeuf and Jason Clarke as the Bondurant brothers who run a bootlegging gang but find their moonshine dynasty in Franklin County, Virginia threatened by the authorities wanting a cut. The supporting cast features Jessica Chastain as Hardy’s love interest Maggie; Mia Wasikowska as LaBeouf’s belle; Dane DeHaan as Labeouf’s partner-in-crime; Guy Pearce as a violent deputy with the brothers in his sights, and Gary Oldman as a gangster who employs the boys.
Chris Evans Set to Replace James Franco in THE ICEMAN
A massive improvement over Franco. I think that Evans is capable of so much more than his usual charasmatic jokester. Very happy that he is branching into some less-than-expected parts.Quote:
Last month James Franco dropped out of The Iceman, the biopic based on the life of professional hitman Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, citing contractual disagreements. While the project was thrown into jeopardy, producers have locked in a solid replacement and things seem to be back on track. Deadline reports that Chris Evans has made a deal to take over Franco’s role as Kuklinski’s mentor. Michael Shannon is onboard to play Kuklinski, with Benicio Del Toro set as mob box Roy Demeo. While Franco was an interesting choice, I quite like the casting of Evans. It’s clear he doesn’t plan on being pigeon-holed into the “leading man” roles following the success of Captain America.
Kuklinski worked as a contract killer for the mob earned the nickname “The Iceman” by freezing the bodies of his victims in order to disguise the time of death and throw the authorities off track. Ariel Vromen (Danika) is directing the pic, which is based on the book The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer. Hit the jump for a synopsis.
Here’s the synopsis for The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer:
Richard Kuklinsky, son of a brutal, alcoholic father who came home only infrequently and a mother who vented her resentment on her children, grew up to be an efficient mass murderer. By the time of his trial in 1988 at age 53 he had killed upwards of 100 men by shooting, stabbing, choking or poisoning them. Kuklinsky, a New Jersey family man with two daughters and a son, was finally brought to justice through the efforts of Special Agent Dominick Polifrone of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, working with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and the New Jersey State Police. The “Ice Man” will not be eligible for parole until he is 111 years old. Bruno ( Bad Blood ) has done an excellent job of re-creating the tension and stress Polifrone experienced in fulfilling his risky undercover assignment