Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve yet to get confirmation that Daniel Craig is done with the James Bond franchise. But considering he spent the Spectre press tour calling his character a misogynist and declaring he’d rather slash his wrists than play Bond again — and considering recent rumors that he’s turned down $100 million to reprise the role for two more films — it seems a safe assumption that he won’t be sticking around for too much longer. So the question, then, is who’ll replace him. Because Bond is eternal — the only question is what form he’ll take on next. It’ll probably be a while before we get a real answer, but in the meantime, here are some of our favorite choices. Read More »
In today’s edition of Episode 8 Bits:
- Rumored titles for Star Wars: Episode 8 are here and they’re all probably bogus.
- A rumored scene showcasing Luke Skywalker’s abilities.
- New photos from the film’s Irish sets.
- A strange cameo by Tom Hardy has apparently been shot.
- John Williams comments on whether or not he’ll return.
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Even though The Revenant took home plenty of awards leading up to the Oscars, and ended up earning a Best Director award for Alejandro G. Inarritu, it was Spotlight that ended up going home with the top prize, and deservedly so (Mad Max: Fury Road would have been a fine recipient as well). Thankfully Leonardo DiCaprio ended up winning Best Actor too, so all is right with the world.
The Revenant is on the way to home video next month, so now’s the perfect time for the Honest Trailer to skewer the movie that is easily described as epic Oscar bait. The movie was specifically given mercy in the Best Picture nominee round-up from Honest Trailers earlier this year, but now they’re not holding back. Check out The Revenant Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »
Even though he’s quite the coveted movie star, Tom Hardy had no problem taking his talents back to television with the fantastic drama series Peaky Blinders after previously starring in small screen fare such as Oliver Twist and Meadowlands. Now Hardy is back on the flickering box with a new series at FX called Taboo that he executive produced himself along with Ridley Scott, not to mention coming up with the original story along with his father Chips Hardy and Locke writer Steven Knight.
Check out the first Taboo trailer after the jump. Read More »
The Revenant may have had a tough shoot – have you heard about that yet? – but all the tough work is paying off. Not only did the epic revenge tale score 12 Oscar nominations, it’s also playing well with critics and audiences. Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s picture is a success and, more than that, a technical marvel. We already shared about 45 minutes worth of behind-the-scenes footage from the film, but you can now also watch Iñárritu deconstruct an intense scene from The Revenant below.
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Not too long ago, we featured a batch of nine featurettes from the Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated frontier epic The Revenant, each diving in to nearly every facet of production. And now to keep those with questions about the making of The Revenant satisfied, 20th Century Fox has released a 45-minute documentary that shines some light (only natural though) on the shooting process. It’s a fantastic glimpse behind the scenes. Read More »
Will George Miller make another Mad Max sequel? What will it be called? When will it happen? This Mad Max story has nothing to do with all of that hoopla. Instead, we’re talking about the black-and-white version of Mad Max: Fury Road we didn’t see on last year’s Blu-Ray release for our favorite film of 2015.
After the jump, Miller gives an update on the Mad Max: Fury Road black-and-white Blu-ray release.
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It’s been a big month for The Revenant. Not only did the movie and its director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu take home awards at the Golden Globes last Sunday, but last week also brought 12 Oscar nominations for the film and its crew, celebrating almost every department who worked on the frontier epic. If you’ve been curious about how the movie was made and haven’t heard the endless stream of conversation about how difficult it was to make, a batch of nine new featurettes dive into the making of The Revenant. Read More »
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This morning brought the always debatable Academy Award nominations for the year in film that was 2015. We’ve already run through the disappointing side of this year’s selections by pointing out those who were snubbed, but now we’d like to look on the lighter side and point out some of the surprises, especially Mad Max: Fury Road finding glory with no fewer than 10 nominations. So let’s check out the 2016 Oscars surprises after the jump! Read More »
The Revenant is a genuine epic. As large as the film is in scale, with its vast landscapes and its long journey into a chilly hell, both director Alejandro González Iñárritu and screenwriter Mark L. Smith wanted to tell a personal, intimate story amongst all the chaos. The two-and-a-half-hour film is about revenge, but to Smith, it’s about far more than that.
The screenwriter has been working on the project for years now, starting all the way back in 2007. It’s easy to see why any writer would be drawn to this story, to have the oppurtunity to tell a story through behavior and images, rather than exposition — which there’s very, very little of in The Revenant.
We spoke with screenwriter Smith about the internalized father-son story. Hit the jump to see what he had to say. Read More »