The Gushing Cinephile: August 5, 2013
Let’s pretend that you all noticed The Gushing Cinephile’s absence last week and just move on, shall we? It is the first Monday of August and we are exactly one month away from the start of the Toronto International Film Festival! In case you missed it, late last month TIFF unveiled the first two batches of films that will be playing at the festival. You can click on the TIFF button in the main menu at the top of this page to check out all the films released thus far. The Cinema Monster will be continuing to post every film announced henceforth and any other TIFF news up until the start of the festival. Then, I will be attending a bunch of screenings at the festival itself and post reviews, Q and A’s, and any news deemed significant daily. Or, you can follow The Cinema Monster on twitter (@cinema_monster) and Facebook for up to the minute news regarding TIFF.
That’s enough about TIFF, let’s get into The Gushing Cinephile and check out the most important movie news released in the past two weeks. Remember, you can check out past editions of The Gushing Cinephile by clicking the news button in the main menu at the top of this page.
X-Men: Days of Future Past: Viral Campaign:
First up, Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” started its viral marketing campaign earlier this week. Released was the first images of the Sentinel robots and an introductory video regarding Trask Industries. You can check out both below. It is the sequel to 2010′s smash-hit “X-Men: First Class” and is scheduled for release on May 23, 2014.
Next, we get our first, albeit rough synopsis for Academy Award winner Wally Pfister’s directorial debut “Transcendence” and a behind-the-scenes image. Pfister has collaborated with director Christopher Nolan on many occasions and won an Oscar for his cinematography in “Inception.” Check out the brief synopsis and the cool pic below featuring Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany.
“Will Caster, forefather of A.I., has his consciousness uploaded onto the internet. Once there, is it really Will who is interacting with humanity in order to make things better, or a darker sinister clone bent on the termination of the world as we know it?”
Now, below you’ll find a brand new clip from Lars Von Trier’s upcoming film “Nymphomaniac” staring Shia LaBeouf and a sexy picture as well.
Finally, we have a trio of new trailers. The first is a rather quick teaser that does nothing more than frustrate and add hype to the new season of “Sherlock.” Then we have the first trailer for David O. Russell’s follow up to “Silver Linings Playbook.” “American Hustle.” Last, but certainly not least is the first trailer for “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” staring Ben Stiller. This trailer really caught me off guard, it looks phenomenal.
Sherlock: Season 3 Teaser Trailer:
American Hustle Trailer:
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Trailer:
Well, that’ll do it for this week’s edition of The Gushing Cinephile. Be sure to let me know what you think about this week’s post and leave any comments or questions below. Have a great week!
The Gushing Cinephile: July 15, 2013
I hope everyone had a great weekend, enjoying the heat, I know I did. But now, it’s time to get back to business here at The Cinema Monster and to start off the new week as we always do, here is the newest edition of The Gushing Cinephile.
First up, a slew of high-profile films released their Blu-ray/DVD release dates. If you turn your attention to the header image, you’ll see that J.J Abrams “Star Trek Into Darkness” is the first film on our list. Scheduled for home release on September 10, 2013. Below you will find the specifics courtesy of IGN.
- Feature film in high definition
- Creating the Red Planet: Experience the creation of a never-before-seen alien world, as featured in the action-packed opening sequence of the film.
- Attack on Starfleet: Go behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers and witness the creation of the shocking attack on Starfleet Headquarters.
- The Klingon Home World: Discover the stunning world of Kronos, and see how the filmmakers reinvented the Klingons for a new generation.
- The Enemy of My Enemy: Find out how, and why, the identity of the film’s true villain was kept a mystery to the very end.
- Ship to Ship: An in-depth and thrilling look at the filming of the iconic space jump sequence, which both defied the laws of physics and pushed the limits of visual effects.
- Brawl by the Bay: Sit in with Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch as they revisit their intense preparation for the film’s breathtaking climax.
- Continuing the Mission: An inspiring look at the partnership between the film’s crew and the organization that assists returning veterans to find meaningful ways to contribute on the home front.
Next, perhaps the most underrated film of 2013 to date, in my eyes anyway, “The East” will hit Blu-ray and DVD on September 17, 2013.
Finally, the utterly polarizing “The Great Gatsby” will hit home video on August 27. 2013. You will find the specific below.
· The Greatness of Gatsby
· “Within and Without” With Tobey Maguire
· The Swinging Sounds of Gatsby
· The Jazz Age
· Razzle Dazzle: The Fashion of the ’20s
· Fitzgerald’s Visual Poetry
· Gatsby Revealed
· Deleted Scenes
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be picking up all three.
Next we have some terrific news. Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig officially confirmed this past week that they will be returning for “Bond 24″ which is set for theatrical release in North America on November 6, 2015. What are your thoughts on this dynamic duo returning?
Up next, a rather quick look at Wally Pfister’s directorial debut “Transcendence.” For those who don’t know who Mr. Pfister is, he was Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer for a majority of his films. The Film stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, and Kate Mara, set for release on April 18, 2014.
FInally, a couple high-profile, up-coming releases released their first trailers this past week, “Out of the Furnace” and “Oldboy.” Instead of rambling on about each flick, i’ll let you all just check out the trailers. Be sure to let me know what you think!
“Out of the Furnace”
Okay guys, that’ll do it for this week’s edition of The Gushing Cinephile. Make sure to comment your thoughts down below, look forward to hearing from you. Also, if you’re looking for up to the minute film news, just check out The Cinema Monster’s twitter feed or follow @cinema_monster. Everyone have a great week!
The Gushing Cinephile: June 24, 2013
Hello all and welcome to another week of The Gushing Cinephile. I’ve got a bunch of awesome news to share so let us jump right in, shall we?
First and foremost, the news that I feel to be the most important of the past week. Steve McQueen’s “Twelve Years a Slave” released a plethora of new images which you’ll find below, well a few anyway. In addition, the first trailer for this highly-anticipated Oscar contender is rumoured to be premiering on July 4th, so keep an eye out for that. For those who don’t know about McQueen or his new film, I’ll supply a breakdown. Steve McQueen has directed two full-length features to this point, “Hunger” and “Shame.” Michael Fassbender has stared in both of these flicks. These two films have been met with critical acclaim and McQueen is being hailed as one of the to filmmakers to look out for in the future and for McQueen, the future is now.
Essentially, “Twelve Years a Slave” is about a free black man who is abducted and sold into slavery before the civil war. McQueen’s latest project, which also stars Fassbender and an abundance of high profile talent such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, just to name a few. While Pitt’s role is somewhat limited, his action behind the scenes really secured this films fate. As the main producer, Pitt was insistent that this film be made, which should speak a lot to the charisma and talent of McQueen and company. Not only does this film have the all-star cast both on and behind the camera. “Twelve Years a Slave” is scored by none other than the supremely gifted Hans Zimmer. I don’t know what else to say, look out for this flick cause it is going to take the world by storm, a seemingly major Oscar contender. Check out the images below.
Let’s keep this train chugging. Next up, the radiant and mesmerizing Sarah Gadon has been added to the cast of “The Amazing Spider Man 2.” I couldn’t resist putting this news up, as a fellow Canadian, I am so proud. Gadon has starred in such films as “A Dangerous Method” and “Cosmopolis, she is insanely talented. Also, how many beautiful women does this film need? Emma Stone, Felicity Jones, and now Sarah Gadon. “The Amazing Spider Man 2″ has officially secured my ticket.
All right, next, Wally Pfister, the cinematographer for the majority of Christopher Nolan’s films, directorial debut “Transcendence” is set for release in 2014 and its scribe Jack Paglen is already moving on to bigger and better things. He is set to write the hotly-anticipated sequel to “Prometheus” and I think it is safe to say that Michael Fassbender is equally as excited as I am.
Finally, it seems I can never have a week of The Gushing Cinephile without some Christopher Nolan news and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Casey Affleck recently joined Mr. Nolan’s next blockbuster entitled “Interstellar.” Affleck is set to co-star alongside Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, and Matthew McConaughey. I am so excited for this flick I think I’m going to scream!
Oh, I almost forgot. “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” has been pushed back again, but seriously, what else is new? It seems like this film will never be made. In all honesty, after so many setbacks, does anybody really care about this sequel anymore? I was skeptical of a follow up to 2005s hit “Sin City” from the get-go so this is really destroying any hope I have for this film. Plus, Clive Owen isn’t returning, what’s up with that? Anyway. there is a picture below of his replacement Josh Brolin.