Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pics of Al Pacino as Phil Spector

Here's couple of set photos of Al Pacino portraying uber music producer Phil Spector, who is doing a long stretch in jail for murdering B list actress Lana Clarkson.
The great playwright David Mamet is directing the project, many who are familiar with such work for his impressive, snappy dialogue in such films as Wag The Dog, Hoffa and of course Glengarry Glen Ross ( a masterwork in screenwriting )
The film also co-stars Helen Mirren as Spectors attorney, Jeffrey Tambor, James Tolkan and Matt Malloy.
The movie is being produced by HBO films ( impressive project after impressive project with that channel ) and will see a air date sometime in 2012.

Monday, September 26, 2011

J. Edgar trailer

Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar, with Armie Hammer, Judi Dench, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, Stephen Root and Lea Thompson. Screenplay written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black ( Milk )

Looks like a possible Oscar nominee leader. Hits theater's on November 9th, 2011.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Carnage trailer

Roman Polanski's take and adaptation of the popular stage play God Of Carnage originally written by French playwright Yasmine Reza.

This adaptation stars Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet.
The 2010 Broadway play played 452 performances with a cast consisting of Marcia Gay Harden, James Gandolfini, Hope Davis and Jeff Daniels, and garnering several Tony nominations with Harden winning the Tony for Best Actress.
The film which recently played the Toronto Film Festival, recieved better than average response from critics, with Foster getting most of the best in show accolades, some saying she should have a pretty good chance at a Oscar nod. Waltz also received good word in his role as well.

The film will see a December 16th, 2011 release date.

Matt Damon sports new look for sci fi flick

Matt Damon is currently sporting a new look for his latest film he is shooting in Vancouver B.C. which will be titled called Elysium.
It's a science fiction thriller written and directed by Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame.
Damon will be playing a ex con in a world hundreds of years in the future, with the plot being this world in which he inhabits is rumored to be threatend by a colinization of aliens. The film also co-stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copely ( the lead in District 9 ) William Fichtner and Alice Braga.
The movie is seeking a March 1, 2013 release date.

Rampart trailer

Rampart is an upcoming drama film scheduled to be released in 2011. It is being directed by Oren Moverman and will star Woody Harrelson as Dave Brown as an officer on the edge. Adapted from the James Ellroy story by Moverman who he reunites again with Harrelson and Ben Foster from The Messenger.The film is a police drama relating to the Rampart scandal of the 1990. It also stars Sigourney Weaver, Ice Cube, Steve Buscemi, Robin Wright, Anne Heche and Cynthia Nixon.
Its world premier is at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011 and recieved above average critic reviews with Harrelson's name being lobbied about a possible Oscar nomination.
No official release date has been set, but the rumor is it's seeking sometime in the late fall.

We Bought A Zoo trailer

Based from the Benjamin Mee memoir ( which I read last summer and liked ) and written for the screen as well as in the director's chair by Cameron Crowe ( Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Singles ) and starring Matt Damon as Mee himself, with Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning, Colin Ford, Patrick Fugit, Angus Macfadyen, John Michael Higgins and JB Smoove.

December 21st, 2011

The Ides Of March trailer

Directed by and starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Max Minghella.
Based off the Beau Wlillimon play and adapted for the screen by Willimon, Clooney and Grant Heslov ( Good Night and Good Luck )

In theaters October 7th.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Iron Lady trailer

You know Oscar voters will eat this performance by Meryl Streep as the former Prime Minister, Margret Thatcher right up.
I don't have any predictions as to how the movie might be critically and Oscar friendly, but anybody with some type of movie IQ should know this is the kind of role that's very Oscar type bait.
Maybe this will be a winner for her as she hasn't won a Academy Award in a very long time. The film also stars the very steady British actor Jim Broadbent as Thatcher's husband, Dennis.
The film was directed and reunites Streep with her Mamma Mia director Phyllida Lloyd as well.
Hits theaters December 16, 2011.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !