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July 20th, 2011

Gordon and the Whale has teamed up with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to give our readers the chance to win a copy of WINTER IN WARTIME on Blu-ray and DVD (available on July 26th).

For your chance to win, all you have to do is fill out the form after the break. Deadline ends at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, July 26th. On Wednesday, July 27th we will select five winners via random drawing and notify them by email. Good luck, movie lovers! (more...)

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July 20th, 2011

Sometimes too much of a good thing is still just a bit too much.

That’s the problem in the face of beloved Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, who thought either he’d have more time or that he’d be able to clone himself, as he not only double booked himself, but is now feeling the result of that.

GANGSTER SQUAD director Ruben Fleischer revealed to BlackBook (via The Playlist) that he doesn’t “think he’s (Cranston) going to be able to be in the movie. He got offered ARGO, and we were hoping he would be able to do ARGO and then do our film, but it doesn’t look that way. Everyone wants a piece of Bryan now. He’s the belle of the ball.”

While it is a bit upsetting that he’ll be leaving GANGSTER SQUAD, that film’s cast is still impeccable, including the likes of Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and Anthony Mackie. You win some, you lose some. (more...)

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July 20th, 2011

One of the odder casting choices in recent memory comes thanks to Alex Proyas and his upcoming take on Milton’s iconic piece, Paradise Lost. The film will star Bradley Cooper, in one of his most out of the box roles, as Lucifer.

However, according to Ausfilm (via The Playlist), those looking to see Cooper decked out as the devil himself, may be disappointed. The outlet is reporting that the film will have a huge production culminating in 100 complete weeks of work (20 weeks pre-production, eight weeks of shooting and 72 weeks of post), and will motion captured instead of live action.

The film looks at the battle between Lucifer and Michael, and with the immense battles portrayed here, it’s not all that shocking that Proyas is going this route, and with the long production time, it should give Legendary, the studio behind the picture, enough time to really craft a beautiful feature. (more...)

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July 20th, 2011

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Ryan Gosling is set to turn some heads this year; he stars in the star-studded romantic comedy CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE, the Cannes Award-winning action flick DRIVE, and George Clooney’s political thriller THE IDES OF MARCH.

The last of those films stands as a huge possibility for the actor to pick up some awards recognition, and thanks to RopeofSilicon, we have the first official photo of Gosling in THE IDES OF MARCH; you can check that out after the break. Based on Beau Willimon’s play Farragut North, the film will see Gosling’s character get wrapped up in a serious political scandal. (more...)

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July 20th, 2011

The Cinema Guild acquires NATURAL SELECTION

The dark comedy NATURAL SELECTION served as the directorial debut for Robbie Pickering. Comedies aren’t often lauded at film festivals or awards shows, but the film picked up several major awards at the SXSW Film Festival this year; that includes two awards for Best Narrative Feature and breakthrough performance awards for Rachael Harris (THE HANGOVER) and Matt O’Leary (BRICK).

Thankfully, the Cinema Guild has taken over stateside distribution rights for NATURAL SELECTION. It seems that Harris’ performance, as a devoted housewife who finds out a shocking secret about her husband, is what’s sparking most of the talk, so she’s likely to be a huge marketing point for the film.

Can Harris make her way into the awards season as a major contender? That still remains to be seen, but at least we can look forward to a quirky, intelligent comedy led by a terrific actress who’s excitedly made her breakthrough. (more...)

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July 20th, 2011

Another day, another huge teaser trailer for a hugely anticipated comic book-based, action-packed tentpole project. This time, instead of the brooding badassery of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, we finally have our first glimpse at the upcoming Marc Webb film, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (via Youtube), and I must say, it definitely looks intriguing.

The film stars a top-notch cast led by Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker himself, and rounded out by Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and Dennis Leary. Following the story of the origin of Spider-Man, the film is Sony’s attempt to reboot one of, if not their biggest cash cow franchise. As mentioned above, it’s helmed by 500 DAYS OF SUMMER director Marc Webb, and appears to be a really solid, if not that all inventive a take on the character. (more...)

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July 19th, 2011

No one does acting like a douchebag quite like country music icon Dwight Yoakam. Be it his awesome turn in PANIC ROOM or his equally entertaining performance in the pair of CRANK films, the actor has become something of a welcome addition to a cavalcade of projects.

And now he’s blessing yet another film with his presence. Variety reveals that Yoakam will take on the role of the main villain in the upcoming Gore Verbinski film, THE LONE RANGER. He joins Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, and Ruth Wilson, and the outlet also reveals that James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper, as well as Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to join the film as well. (more...)

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July 19th, 2011

There are very few names in the film world quite as enigmatic as actor/director Crispin Hellion Glover. Best known for turns in a wide range of films such as CHARLIE’S ANGELS to the sequel OPEN SEASON 2 (side note: WTF?) as well as his directorial efforts WHAT IS IT? And IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE (side note 2: awesome titles) Glover is very much a cult icon.

And now he’s joining one hell of an odd cast. Variety is reporting that Glover has joined the cast of the upcoming Elmore Leonard adaptation, FREAKY DEAKY, joining Michael Jai White, Christian Slater, and Billy Burke in the crime film. (more...)

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July 19th, 2011

US one-sheet for THE LAST CIRCUS

¡Ay dios mio!

It seems Magnet/Magnolia Pictures have decided to redo the poster for their upcoming release of Álex de la Iglesia's phenomenal film THE LAST CIRCUS (read my review here). Why they decided to change up the artwork is beyond me. Instead of sticking with something darker like the original, and a more little elegant I guess they wanted to mimic the film’s insane tone by making an all-over-the-place image. In that they somewhat succeeded.

The whole thing looks hastily done and reeks of some less than stellar Photoshop work. When you have such a gorgeous woman in your movie like Carolina Bang, why would you want her on the poster in the most unattractive way possible? There is nothing special about this poster and, frankly, it’s kind of a turn off. But don’t let it deter you. This is an amazing film. Go and see it, if at all possible, when it gets released on August 19th and check out their website for more info.

Have a look after the break at the original poster and the red band trailer, both of which are better than this one-shit…er, sheet. (more...)

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July 19th, 2011

If you are like me, then the blue-skinned, green-haired entity known only as Captain Planet ultimately played a huge part in your day to day activities as a youngster. You would wake up early and watch the cartoon, buy the toys, and most importantly, buy the cheap fake rings that were sold, and ultimately would play as the character during recess at your school. No? No one? If so, this bit of news will have you freaking the hell out.

Deadline is reporting that TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON producer Don Murphy and Cartoon Network are in the midst of developing a live-action motion picture based on the environmentally conscience super being, created by Ted Turner. (more...)

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