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Ben Affleck has certainly earned my admiration. He’s directed three films so far (Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo) and each of them have been great. So Runner, Runner looks like it’ll…oh…what? He didn’t direct this one? Only starring in it? Huh…well that’s…that’s no good…I mean…I had this whole spiel written out about him as a director and…well I suppose I can’t use that now…
Sigh, just watch the trailer…
I’ll be honest…that looked a little better than I thought it would. It’s kind of refreshing to see ol’ Ben Affleck as the bad guy. Justin Timberlake on the other hand…has never really wowed me as an actor, and this film doesn’t look like it’s going to change that perception.
Runner, Runner stars Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, and Ben Schwartz. It opens September 27th.
To the Wonder tells the story of Marina (Kurylenko) and Neil (Affleck), who meet in France and move to Oklahoma to start a life together, where problems soon arise. While Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile (Bardem), who is struggling with his vocation, Neil renews a relationship with a childhood sweetheart, Jane (McAdams).
To the Wonder opens on April 12th, watch the trailer below.
You read right folks, after much speculation and rumor, there is a director for Disney’s first entry into the Star Wars universe Star Wars: Episode VII (the first of a new trilogy) and it’s J.J. Abrams.
It’s going to be interesting with Abrams, as he is now leading the two largest sci-fi anything’s in the works Star Trek and Star Wars. I’m not a crazy fan of either (Kevin and Ryan are, they should be posting this!) but I will admit it’s got me interested. Abrams can tell a story and keep secrets; that’s what we need for Star Wars to get a pulse again.
FYI: Michael Arndt is writing the screenplay. Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are writing screenplays for other Star Wars films that could either be sequels to Episode VII or spinoff movies featuring other characters.
That’s really all I have to say about the nominations, Ben Affleck got snubbed. Argo was one of the best movies of the year and he didn’t get nominated for directing (although it’s up for Best Picture). Don’t take this year’s nominations seriously; Flight got a nomination for writing.
The 85th Academy Awards will take place on February 24th, check out the nominations below:
We finally have the first trailer for Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder, and it’s pretty great. There is little plot to be shared in the trailer but we know that Olga Kurylenko plays a woman who travels to Oklahoma to be with the man she loves (Affleck) only to discover that their relationship isn’t as strong as they previously thought as he reconnects with a woman from his hometown.
The trailer is very similar to his work on The Tree of Life which was dealing with the origins and meaning of life – now we seem to be dealing with love.
The film also stars Rachel McAdams, and Javier Bardem. To The Wonder is set to open on April 12, 2013.
Quentin Tarantino Says DEATH PROOF Is the “Worst” Film He’s Ever Made; Watch Full Directors Roundtable Interview
THR‘s roundtable interviews are always entertaining and this year’s director’s roundtable is one of the best. It’s a one-hour conversation that involves Quentin Tarantino, Ben Affleck, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David O. Russell, and Gus Van Sant. There are a few highlights but the Internet is buzzing with Tarantino’s comments about retiring and his film Death Proof.
“I’m really well versed on a lot of directors’ careers, you know, and when you look at those last five films when they were past it, when they were too old, and they’re really out of touch with the times, whether it be William Wyler and ‘The Liberation of L.B. Jones’ or Billy Wilder with ‘Fedora’ and then ‘Buddy Buddy’ or whatever the hell. To me, it’s all about my filmography, and I want to go out with a terrific filmography,” he said. “[2007's] ‘Death Proof’ has got to be the worst movie I ever make. And for a left-handed movie, that wasn’t so bad, all right? — so if that’s the worst I ever get, I’m good. But I do think one of those out-of-touch, old, limp, flaccid-dick movies costs you three good movies as far as your rating is concerned.”
Below you can watch a clip of him talking about retirement and then the whole roundtable.
Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life) shot his “mysterious” romantic drama To the Wonder back in 2010, it stars Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko and Javier Bardem. The film was shown this morning at the Venice Film Festival [read reactions here].
We have a lengthy synopsis to share for the film, and from what I’m told there isn’t much of a spoiler in here as Malick’s work is often hard to explain or up for interpretation anyways.
Read it below courtesy of The Film Stage:
Here is the first trailer for Ben Affleck’s Argo, it’s a great look at the film that if it turns out as good as it looks here, would make a hat trick of terrific features for Affleck (Gone Baby Gone, The Town).
Based on a true story, Argo follows a CIA agent (Affleck) who attempts to rescue six Americans trapped in the home of the Canadian ambassador during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The rescue mission was to go in under the auspices of filming a science fiction movie entitled “Argo”. The film’s cast alone makes for something to see, we get Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler, Kerry Bishe, Alan Arkin, Philip Baker Hall and Victor Garber.
Argo opens October 12th, watch the trailer below.
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- Dolph Lundgren says he’s heard Expendables 2 is going to be rated-R, Stallone told the folks at StalloneZone the same, so we hope! [Dolph, Stallone]
- Robert Pattinson’s Bel Ami Debuts Poster. [image]
- Ben Affleck to headline political comedy, Nathan Decker. [ew]
- Julianne Moore in talks for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut. [variety]
- Schwarzenegger and DeVito plan Twins Sequel, Triplets, god help us. [thr]
- Check out the trailer for The Giant Mechanical Man. [Yahoo! Movies]
007.com has posted two videoblogs from the set of Skyfall which gives you a first look at actresses Berenice Marlohe (as Severine) and Naomie Harris (as Eve) in the film. Watch below:
Today’s Links: ‘Sherlock Holmes 3′, ‘The Dark Tower’ on HBO, Steve Jobs Biopic, ‘Harry Potter’ DVDs To Be Pulled and More
- Sherlock Holmes 3 gets a screenwriter. [hollywood.com]
- Producer Brian Grazer says $45-50 million budget cut means ‘The Dark Tower’ will happen. [playlist] Getting HBO series? [mtv]
- Joss Whedon secretly directed adaptation of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. [muchadothemovie]
- Metallica developing 3D feature film with Charlotte Huggins. [loudwire]
- Eric Bana to play Elvis Presley in ‘Elvis Presley & Nixon’. [thr]
- Matt Damon and Ben Affleck developing Whitey Bulger Mobster Biopic. [deadline]
- Sony Wants Aaron Sorkin to Pen the Steve Jobs Biopic. [latimes]
- Warner Bros will pull ‘Harry Potter’ DVDs out of circulation December 29 2011. [ew]