Taking over for Matt Damon as the trained spy with lethal skills and a serious identity crisis, Jeremy Renner appears bearded, armed, backpacked and dangerous in the official trailer for Bourne Legacy. In it we see that super-spy Bourne was not the only one of his kind and Renner's Aaron Cross is but another pawn in the CIA's elaborate scheme, which Edward Norton (sporting grey hair) tries to train, control and then stop.
It quickly turns into a national security emergency and everyone is out to stop the man who may spill their most damning secrets and upend the mysterious program that turns men into killing machines.
Directed by Bourne stalwart Tony Gilroy and co-starring Rachel Weisz, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Stacy Keach, Bourne Legacy hits theatres August 3 but we've got a two-and-a-half minute preview right now.
Watch it after the jump!
Benedict Cumberbatch, best known to audiences for his lead role in TV's "Sherlock" along with his recent memorable performances in both Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse, has become the latest in an impressive list of actors to join Steven McQueen’s Shame follow-up, the historical drama 12 Years A Slave.
Already on board for the production are Cineplex office faves Michael Fassbender (Shame), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Children of Men) and Brad Pitt (Moneyball). Just one of those actors would be enough to put this film near the top of my must-see list but combine all three and add in Cumberbatch and it comfortably slips into the number one spot. Also signed on for the production are Taran Killam, Scoot McNairy, Ruth Negga and Paul Dano.
The yearly festival where you can check out bands until the wee hours of the morning, catch a short film about John and Yoko and trade ideas with other folks working in the online world is a week away and for Torontonians who dig film, music and networking, the North By Northeast Festivals and Conference is a big part of the month of June, made sweeter by the fact that we're in the midst of patio season.
We checked in with NXNE film programmer Ambrose Roche to find out what the moving pictures part of the week-long fest has to offer in its 11th year and what Irvine Welsh, the archivist of Scottish society's underbelly, Johnny Cash and an eighth grade student have in common.
The dystopian survival saga escaped from Sunday's 21st annual extravaganza with the most golden popcorn-shaped trophies, including best fight for the film's final three-way battle and best on-screen transformation for Elizabeth Banks' over-the-top futuristic makeover. Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were also honored for best female and male performances.
"I've wanted to hold a golden popcorn since I was 4 years old," beamed Hutcherson.
With four wins out of eight nominations, Hunger Games didn't totally decimate the competition. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part2 won prizes for best cast and best hero, while The Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn - Part 1 won for movie of the year, and Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson locked the best kiss trophy for the fourth straight year.
"God, Rob's not here, you guys. I don't really know what to do," said Stewart, who pretended to make out with herself.You can check out the red carpet arrivals and highlights of the show in our photo gallery beyond the cut!
Known for his challenging roles in art-house films like Hunger (he played starving IRA leader Bobby Sands), Shame (a sex addict) and A Dangerous Method (father of analytical psychology Carl Jung), Michael Fassbender looks absolutely relieved when describing his part in director Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller Prometheus.
"I am playing a robot," says the 35-year-old actor over coffee at a Beverly Hills restaurant. "It'll be a good excuse, the critics can't say, 'Oh, he was very wooden in that.' I can say, 'I was supposed to be!'"
To be more accurate, Fassbender — who was born in Germany but raised in Ireland — plays an android called David who is part of the Prometheus spacecraft's crew. After identical inscriptions are found at archeological digs across Earth, indicating that aliens contacted — or maybe even created — ancient man, he and his human crew mates (Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace) are sent to a distant world to find the E.T.s.
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To mark the auspicious occasion, the company has just unveiled a new logo and a brand new poster commemorating some of their most-memorable films from their first 100 years in the business.
The iconic film images of Paramount classics like The Godfather, Titanic and Vertigo get a modern update alongside Dreamgirls, Cloverfield and other recent favourites. Reduced a single stylized symbol, these beloved films are represented by the image that defines the movie.
Thinking about Rosemary’s Baby? The first image that comes to mind may be the old-fashioned baby carriage. And what better way to sum up Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory than with an Oompa Loompa?
It’s your turn to celebrate 100 years of movies and put your movie knowledge to the test! How many movie titles can you identify? Is there an image that has you stumped? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Check out the poster after the jump!
While actor Michael Fassbender and director Ridley Scott make the media rounds to promote Prometheus, one of this summer's most anticipated movies, thousands of emerging filmmakers participating in Your Film Festival will be eagerly waiting for something else from the pair.
The pioneering online short film contest, with a focus on storytelling and an aim to give new talent a platform to showcase their work, is backed by Scott and Fassbender who also double as jurors.
Out of the thousands of entries submitted, 50 will be selected for a public vote and 10 semifinalists will travel to Italy to have their work screened at this year's Venice Film Festival where a winner will be determined. The prize, a $500,000 grant, will go towards a new project that will be produced with the help of Scott's company Scott Free.
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