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Here on Cinema Blend, we've spent a good chunk of the past month celebrating the best in cinema that 2014 had to offer, but now we're going to switch gears and talk about the opposite side of the quality scale. But rather than slamming these titles ourselves, the following video allows those less-than-great features to slam themselves.
While Masters of Sex features a large supporting cast, the show mostly focuses on Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), as they navigate the waters of putting together an unnaproved university study on sexual behavior. The doctor and his assistant make for an odd couple. She’s kind and smart and puts people at ease, while he has a tendency to make those around him feel wary.
Between Valentine's Day on Friday and President's Day on Monday, it was a good weekend at the box office for the long four day holiday weekend. On average the march of the 1980's remake got a so-so result, but everything was clicking and building for the Legos.
This past weekend, New York critics were shown this star-stuffed adaptation before a press conference that boasted appearances from Goldman, Farrell, Findlay, Connelly and Saint. Here's what we learned from this event.
Looking to Winter's Tale, Endless Love and About Last Night for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of romance movies, from the fantastical to the comedic to the dramatic. All in time for Valentine's Day!
Not a great week of movies. This is for sure a quantity over quality thing happening. And except for a robotic police officer, there is plenty a cornball love-dovey stuff for the Valentine’s Day crowd with tales of winter, endless love and stories about last night.
I don’t want to say that January 2014 was a bad month for cinema, but the last time I saw something that rotten, I was arrested for desecrating 13 cemeteries. Luckily, I got out on good behavior just long enough to celebrate with readers how superlative February’s theatrical releases will be in comparison.
We’re going to go ahead and assume these ten aren’t going to be the films that surprise us all that much. The writing seems to be on the wall as far as talent involved, quality of promotional material, and behind-the-scenes gossip.
Both adapted and directed by Goldman, the fantasy story tells the story of Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), an Irish thief living in New York at the turn of the 20th century, who gets caught up in a romance with Bererly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay) a young woman dying of a fatal illness. Throwing the narrative for a spin, however, part of the story is also set in the present day.
Colin Farrell, in the story, plays a thief who breaks into the home of a dying woman, only to fall in love with his targeted victim. Variety says Crowe has been cast as Pearly Soames, the leader of a gang who is pursuing Farrell’s character. Corrigan will play Crowe’s right-hand man at the head of the Short Tail gang. The film appears to be set in New York City in 1916.
A Beautiful Mind was an important film in the career of Akiva Goldsman. While the writer/producer has made a number of big hits throughout his career, the script he wrote for Ron Howard's 2001 drama ended up winning him the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, a monumental achievement for anyone in Hollywood.
Dazzling audiences as the clean-cut looking, coke-addicted stripper of Magic Mike's insanely fit ensemble, Matt Bomer, the star of TV's White Collar, had an incredible summer. Despite having a relatively minor role in the breakout indie hit, Bomer drew plenty of notice among moviegoers, many of whom promptly took to the web to throw his name onto the growing wish list of handsome leading men who should be considered for the role of Christian Grey...
Akiva Goldsman, the screenwriter behind A Beautiful Mind and I Am Legend among many others, is preparing to make his feature directing debut with Winter's Tale, which isn't an adaptation of the Shakespeare play but Mark Helprin's slightly supernatural novel
Crowe has in fact signed on to Winter's Tale, and so has I Am Legend star Will Smith. The A-listers will play supporting roles in the fantasy-fueled drama, as a favor to Goldsman. While it might not seem like much for each to offer a few shoot days to the screenwriter who helped garner each major acclaim, this favor has in fact saved Winter's Tale from stalling out altogether. Well that in conjunction with a new budget, wherein Goldsman has cut $20 million of Warner Bros.'s costs.
Goldsman has read with Tom Hiddleston (Loki in Marvel Films’ Thor and The Avengers) and Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) for the lead role of a criminal who finds himself on the run. Goldsman has penned a female part, as well, and is eyeing Bella Heathcote (In Time), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Gabriele Wilde (Three Musketeers) and Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method) to play a terminally ill character.
Goldsman won't be entirely a newbie director, as he's directed a handful of episodes of Fringe, but it will be a significant change for the well-known screenwriter