Entries filed in: 'HitFix'

In Contention signing off at HitFix

Posted by · 10:00 am · June 19th, 2015

This will be In Contention’s last month as part of the HitFix family.

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Mark Ruffalo on the balancing act of playing a bipolar dad in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

Posted by · 12:59 am · June 19th, 2015

Mark Ruffalo talks about the balancing act of playing a severely bipolar character in Maya Forbes drama “Infinitely Polar Bear.”

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A Perfect Shot: Vittorio Storaro on a warrior reborn in 'Apocalypse Now'

Posted by · 2:14 pm · June 17th, 2015

Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro recalls one of the most iconic and defining images of the 1979 masterwork “Apocalypse Now.”

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Find out why 'The Secret Life of Pets' with Louis C.K. is next summer's smash hit

Posted by · 10:13 am · June 17th, 2015

Louis C.K., Jenny Slate and Kevin Hart are bringing you an adorable world of pets to the screen in the first teaser for Universal Pictures and Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets.”

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More than just Pixar's best, 'Inside Out' is a new animation masterpiece

Posted by · 9:18 am · June 15th, 2015

Pixar’s “Inside Out” is the studio’s best film to date, and while it will surely be in the Best Picture conversation like “Toy Story 3” and “Up” before it, shouldn’t director Pete Docter be in serious consideration to break that boundary for filmmakers?

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Looking back on the Oscar-winning designs of 'Dick Tracy' 25 years later

Posted by · 8:00 pm · June 14th, 2015

Makeup artist John Caglione Jr. and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro look back at “Dick Tracy” 25 years later.

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From 'Toy Story' to 'Inside Out': Ranking all of Pixar's films

Posted by · 12:21 pm · June 12th, 2015

Twenty years, 15 feature films, and a whole lot of quality work to go around. Ask us again next year and the order might be different, but for now, taking a stab at ranking the films of Pixar Animation Studios…

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Lance Armstrong sells himself out in the trailer for 'The Program' with Ben Foster

Posted by · 11:31 am · June 11th, 2015

The first trailer for “The Program” has hit, with Ben Foster starring as disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

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Thomas Mann knows it will be hard to play a teenager again after 'Me and Earl'

Posted by · 12:40 pm · June 8th, 2015

Thomas Mann talks about the difficult casting process for “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” and the reaction from moviegoers at screenings across the country.

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'The Martian' trailer: Will Ridley Scott's space drama wash out the 'Exodus' taste?

Posted by · 9:25 am · June 8th, 2015

A new global trailer for Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” has been released, detailing yet another vibrant, meticulously crafted world on the screen.

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Tom Hanks fights for the Constitution in the first 'Bridge of Spies' trailer

Posted by · 9:13 am · June 5th, 2015

Walt Disney Studios has released the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

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Review: Patience pays off for refreshing animated tale 'The Little Prince'

Posted by · 5:59 pm · June 4th, 2015

Mark Osborne’s refreshing adaptation of the classic tale “The Little Prince” shows a patience most studio-produced animated flicks rarely allow these days.

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Tom Hanks is front and center on the poster for Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies'

Posted by · 11:30 am · June 4th, 2015

Walt Disney Studios has released the first poster for Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

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The new trailer for Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk' finds Joseph Gordon-Levitt on a high wire

Posted by · 9:50 am · June 4th, 2015

A new trailer for “The Walk” has been released to accompany the news that it will open the New York Film Festival.

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All hail Michael Fassbender's possessed 'Macbeth' in gorgeous new trailer

Posted by · 9:30 am · June 4th, 2015

Justin Kurzel’s imagery pops in the UK trailer for “Macbeth” starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

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The New York Film Festival lands a high-wire opening act

Posted by · 9:22 am · June 4th, 2015

The New York Film Festival has announced that Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk” will open this year’s annual event with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the starring role.

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'Birdman' director lashes out at 'corporate' cinema and 'the cruel emperor of profit'

Posted by · 10:59 am · June 3rd, 2015

Alejandro González Iñárritu accepted the Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Leadership Award Tuesday night and had some pointed comments about the state of cinema as entertainment for profit.

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Carey Mulligan rocks the vote in the trailer for 'Suffragette'

Posted by · 8:46 am · June 3rd, 2015

Focus Features has released the first trailer for “Suffragette” starring Carey Mulligan.

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