Entries filed in: 'kristophertapley'

Rick Ross and Jay Z meet Whitey Bulger in new 'Black Mass' trailer

Posted by · 8:47 pm · May 22nd, 2015

A new trailer for Scott Cooper’s “Black Mass” adds some style to the equation and continues to focus on Johnny Depp’s transformation into gangster Whitey Bulger.

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Bill Pohlad wants 'Love & Mercy' to take you inside the genius of Beach Boy Brian Wilson

Posted by · 8:53 am · May 21st, 2015

“Love & Mercy” director Bill Pohlad discusses Brian Wilson, avoiding the pitfalls of a greatest hits approach to biopics, putting you in the music legend’s head and a whole lot more.

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Roger Deakins will shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' sequel

Posted by · 10:32 am · May 20th, 2015

Cinematographer Roger Deakins has signed on to shoot Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner” sequel after working with the director on “Prisoners” and “Sicario.”

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I'll miss you, David Letterman

Posted by · 5:00 am · May 20th, 2015

David Letterman signs off tonight for the last time, bringing an end to his epic 33-year career as the king of late night.

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7 things I learned from the Wired oral history of Industrial Light & Magic

Posted by · 9:50 am · May 19th, 2015

Visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic is celebrating 40 years in the game this year. A great Wired oral history tells the tale, but here are a few fun takeaways.

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The deification of 'Steve Jobs' begins with first look teaser trailer

Posted by · 7:17 pm · May 17th, 2015

Universal Pictures has released a first look teaser at this fall’s hotly anticipated biopic “Steve Jobs.”

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'Beginners' director Mike Mills lands Bening, Gerwig and Fanning for '20th Century Women'

Posted by · 9:24 am · May 14th, 2015

Mike Mills will be teaming up with Annapurna Pictures on “20th Century Women,” and he’s rounded up a trio of talented actresses to see it through: Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning.

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Fox Searchlight nabs Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' with Michael Caine in prime lead role

Posted by · 2:17 pm · May 13th, 2015

Fox Searchlight has acquired Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” at Cannes, with Michael Caine in a role that could well land him in the thick of the upcoming Best Actor race.

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Lionsgate acquires 'Genius,' quietly amasses intriguing awards slate

Posted by · 9:31 am · May 13th, 2015

Lionsgate has picked up Michael Grandage’s “Genius” at the Cannes Film Festival, and if it ends up with a 2015 release, it joins an interesting line-up of potential awards players for the studio, which hasn’t been in the thick of it since 2009’s “Precious.”

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Lionsgate/Roadside pick up Gus Van Sant's 'Sea of Trees' with Matthew McConaughey

Posted by · 8:58 am · May 13th, 2015

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are teaming up to release Gus Van Sant’s “The Sea of Trees,” screening this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Let's talk about all the Oscars 'Mad Max: Fury Road' needs to win

Posted by · 8:55 am · May 11th, 2015

George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” hits theaters Friday. It’s not at all a typical “Oscar” movie, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve serious consideration across a number of categories.

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Alfonso Cuarón to lead 2015 Venice Film Festival jury

Posted by · 8:05 am · May 11th, 2015

After taking films like “Children of Men” and “Gravity” there over the years, director Alfonso Cuarón has been tapped to lead the jury of the upcoming Venice Film Festival.

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How 'Mad Max: Fury Road' lured Oscar winner John Seale back behind the camera

Posted by · 7:30 am · May 11th, 2015

Oscar-winning cinematographer John Seale discusses his work on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” George Miller’s visionary return to the material that lured him out of retirement.

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How will the 2015 Cannes Film Festival set the stage for this year's Oscar race?

Posted by · 5:00 am · May 11th, 2015

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival commences Wednesday, May 13. With it comes the usual array of awards hopefuls that could end up on red carpet after red carpet by year’s end.

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A Perfect Shot: John Seale on the piano reflection from 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'

Posted by · 5:12 pm · May 7th, 2015

Cinematographer John Seale discusses working with director Anthony Minghella and in particular, an arresting image from 1999’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”

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Universal schedules Angelina Jolie Pitt's 'By the Sea' for Oscar season release

Posted by · 4:24 pm · May 7th, 2015

Universal Pictures has slated Angelina Jolie Pitt’s “Unbroken” follow-up, “By the Sea,” for a Nov. 13 release date, right in the thick of awards season.

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Legendary Pictures and Paul Greengrass moving forward on Jimi Hendrix biopic

Posted by · 2:43 pm · May 7th, 2015

Legendary Pictures and director Paul Greengrass have reportedly come to terms with the Jim Hendrix estate for an authorized biopic on the rock icon.

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Meryl Streep channels Diablo Cody's rockin' in-law in the 'Ricki and the Flash' trailer

Posted by · 4:06 pm · May 6th, 2015

Sony has released the first trailer for Jonathan Demme’s “Ricki and the Flash,” starring Meryl Streep in a role inspired by screenwriter Diablo Cody’s rockin’ mother-in-law.

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