Lionsgate has revealed this new UK poster for Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s ‘Lovelace.’ Starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, James Franco, Eric Roberts, Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny and Sarah Jessica Parker, the film will open in UK cinemas on August 23rd and on August 9th in the US. The biopic follows Linda Boreman (Seyfried) as she finds success in the porn industry as Linda Lovelace in the 1972 movie ‘Deep Throat.’ She later denounced her adult movie career and became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement.
In 1972—before the internet, before the porn explosion—”Deep Throat” was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation—less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world—and herself as the survivor of a far darker story.
2 Hi-Res ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Pics Highlight Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki & Anthony Hopkins’ Odin
Marvel Studios has set loose these two stills from ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ In the film, the likes of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Rene Russo (Frigga), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Erik Selvig) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) reprise their roles from the first ‘Thor’ film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandril, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
Set one year after ‘The Avengers,’ Thor battles to save all the Nine Realms from a mysterious enemy older than the universe itself. However, a primeval race led by Malekith, who is out for revenge, intends to descend the universe into darkness. Confronted by an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot overcome, Thor must reunite with Jane Foster and set out on a dangerous journey that will force him to make the ultimate sacrifice.
In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well. From writer-director Neill Blomkamp, ‘Elysium’ also stars Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. The film arrives on August 9th in the US and September 20th in the UK.
What was your approach to Kruger? This amoral sociopath, a mercenary who gets off on violence and murder….?
Sharlto Copley: With Kruger we took a similar approach to what Neill did with the whole film, where the film can be seen on one level as a metaphor or a dramatised version of a lot of things that already exist in society today. So Kruger is for example a dramatic, larger than life version of a Special Forces Black-Ops soldier who is performing illegal missions, off the record, at the instruction of very high powered politicians – which you get today. He’s got a bit of a mental instability caused by the kind of stuff he’s seen and done. He’s a professional soldier, a mercenary, special-forces guy who works for an organisation called the CCB, which is basically the Elysium politician’s organisation that is covert. Kruger’s job is basically to spend time hanging out on Earth and sort of eliminating problems as they arise.
[UPDATED] 12 New Pics From Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Directorial Debut ‘Don Jon’ – Also Starring Scarlett Johansson & Julianne Moore
UPDATE: images removed at the request of the studio. Kinopoisk has unveiled this new collection of images from Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, ‘Don Jon.’ Besides directional duties on the film, Gordon-Levitt wrote the script and stars as a modern day Don Juan who sets out to become a less selfish person after meeting a recently widowed older woman (Julianne Moore). Scarlett Johansson co-stars in the dark comedy alongside Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Brie Larson and Rob Brown. Set for a September 27th release in the US and a November 15th bow in the UK, the synopsis for ‘Don Jon’ can be read below.
Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old-fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to “pull” a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn’t compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old-fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she’s determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old-fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Marking her second role in as many weeks having also committed to a part in ‘The Expendables 3,’ Variety are reporting that the first and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey is in negotiations to join the cast of ‘Fast & Furious 7.’ The film is gearing up with the plan to start shooting this Autumn, and Rousey would move training for her next fight to Atlanta where the film is set to shoot. ‘Fast & Furious 7′ brings back most of its talent including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, producer Neal H. Moritz and writer Chris Morgan with James Wan coming on as director.
No plot details have been unveiled yet except that the film will return to Los Angeles after the previous five films were set in other locations. ‘Fast & Furious 6′ is the highest grossing film for Universal having made more than $740 million worldwide and the studio sees this as a major priority. Given that both ‘The Expendables 3′ and ‘Fast & Furious 7′ ‘are heavy on action, the films will work to Ronda Rousey’s advantage given her skill set as a fighter similar to how Gina Carano made her transition from mixed martial arts fighting to acting.
Matt Broox has put together these two great fan posters for ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.’ Joss Whedon announced last month that the much anticipated ‘The Avengers’ sequel will be titled, ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.’ Marvel Comics afficionadoes might know that the title is the subject of 10-issue limited series comic book crossover storyline that envisions a future where Ultron, the creation of “Ant-Man” alter-ego Hank Pym, lays the earth to ruins and drives all superheroes underground.
Following the announcement of the film’s title, Joss Whedon cleared up some misconceptions that the title has caused. “Well, because there was a book called ‘Age of Ultron’ quite recently, a lot of people have assumed that is what we’re doing, but that is not the case. We’re doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron. In the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed that he will be in the mix. He’s not. We’re basically taking the things from the comics for the movies that we need and can use. A lot of stuff has to fall by the wayside.”