Entries filed in: 'kristophertapley'

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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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After career-high 'American Sniper,' Clint Eastwood announces his next film

Posted by · 12:03 pm · June 2nd, 2015

Clint Eastwood’s next project after lighting up the box office with “American Sniper” will be a biopic of “Miracle on the Hudson” airline pilot Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger.

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Last year's Best Picture winner sets an Oscar season release date for 'Youth'

Posted by · 11:06 am · June 2nd, 2015

Fox Searchlight Pictures has lined up a December release date for Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth.”

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Top 10 disaster movie money shots

Posted by · 3:15 pm · May 31st, 2015

With “San Andreas” in theaters, a look at some of the most arresting disaster movie imagery.

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'Grace of Monaco' screenwriter dismantles the film in live Tweet session

Posted by · 9:11 am · May 28th, 2015

“Grace of Monaco” screenwriter Arash Amel let it all hang out in a live-Tweet session dismantling the film, which went through the creative ringer before landing as a dud on the opening night of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

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After 'Mad Max': Should these directors revisit their original visions, too?

Posted by · 4:00 pm · May 26th, 2015

With George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a look at six more bold visions that could be reinvigorated by their originators.

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John and Alicia Nash, subjects of 2001's 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in auto accident

Posted by · 10:49 am · May 24th, 2015

Mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia, subjects of the Oscar-winning 2001 film “A Beautiful Mind,” were killed in a New Jersey automobile accident Sunday.

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