After premiering at the New York Film Festival nearly a week ago, David Fincher's "Gone Girl" oozes into theaters this weekend. Being the director's 10th film to date made it a round enough number for the movie team here at HitFix to take a deep dive and count down the whole of his filmography.
Everyone wants to love Clint Eastwood's movies. But after winning Best Director and Best Picture for 2004's "Million Dollar Baby," the actor-turned-director's self-seriousness has left his recent output feeling a little… dry. Sounding great on paper, "Flags of Our Fathers" "Invictus," "J. Edgar" didn't have the cinematic brawn to muscle Eastwood into the award season (though, it should be noted, that his riveting, un-Hollywood war movie "Letters from Iwo Jima" nabbed a Best Picture nomination). Will "American Sniper" be the one voters and critical voices finally get behind?
NEW YORK — Now this is an unexpected trio to interview at one time: Emmy winner and top awards show host Neil Patrick Harris, veteran character actress Kim Dickens ("Treme," "Deadwood") and the man who is his own category, Tyler Perry. The three had converged — well, let's be honest, 20th Century Fox put them in a room together — to discuss their critically acclaimed new film "Gone Girl."
The first trailer for Pixar's "Inside Out" has all the feels… because they're the stars of the movie.
From Academy Award-winner Pete Doctor (2009's "Up"), "Inside Out" tells the story of a little girl named Riley and the anthropomorphic emotions that live inside her head. When she relocates from the Midwest to San Francisco, it's up to Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Fear (Bill Hader) to keep her keepin' on. Think "Osmosis Jones" of the abstract.
Could January 2015 be the best January ever?
January is traditionally the dump month, when last minute Oscar hopefuls gain steam and studios fill multiplex screens with movies they'd prefer not to have on their permanent records. But that's all changing thanks to an overloaded release schedule. Today, if a studio has a good movie, it makes more sense to put it out when someone has time to actually see it then stack on top of industry-approved seasonal dates. A radical practice.
Megan Ellison will stop at nothing until David O. Russell wins that Best Director Oscar.
OK, maybe that sounds a little desperate, but after throwing Russell the cash to make his swinging crime picture "American Hustle," Ellison appears even more invested in the writer-director's future. Word comes from Deadline that the artistic patron has made a two-picture deal with Russell through her company, Annapurna Pictures.
The hotly anticipated release of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" draws ever near. Today, to further whet your appetite, we have a new trailer for the sci-fi epic. It offers some more imagery as details about the film continue to trickle out, but still holds back on so much.
A whiff of “Man on Wire" director James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything" should convince you the Stephen Hawking biopic is a Best Picture contender (and we would agree with you). Shades of "A Beautiful Mind," Eddie Redmayne's all-in performance as the paralysed Professor Hawking, a breakout role for critical darling Felicity Jones, and praise from the festival circuit all add up to Oscar. Some things aren't physics.
"Your parents never told you the truth. The year of your birth, there was a prophecy that our leader would be born to liberate us. That leader is you."
Yes, that's basically a line from the recent "Jupiter Ascending" trailer, but no, this exact quote comes from "Exodus: Gods and Kings," the latest Biblical epic attempting to shatter the Christmastime box office. From "Gladiator" and "The Counselor" director Ridley Scott, "Exodus" retells the classic Moses legend with ex-Batman Christian Bale as the chosen one and Joel Edgerton as Ramesses, wearing more eye-liner than Jack Nicholson's Joker. This is The Good Book as The Comic Book.
"Go big or go home": A skateboarder mindset, a Sarah Palin slogan, the name of a "Parks & Recreation" episode," and now, the guiding mantra of Russell Crowe's directorial debut, "The Water Diviner." Via the magic of Twitter, Crowe debuted the first trailer for the war drama, a shiny blockbuster reminiscent of the high-impact Hollywood productions that shaped the actor's career. When it's not blowing up World War I battlefields, it's swelling with emotional power strings.