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Movement On DOCTOR STRANGE–Derrickson As Director, Leto Possibly As Lead

Posted on 03 June 2014 by William Gatevackes

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Well, I guess this solves the mystery as to what another of Marvel’s mystery Phase Three films will be.

Variety is reporting that The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson is in has been hired to helm the long-rumored Doctor Strange film. The director confirmed the hiring via a Tweet.

Derrickson has a reputation as a low-cost, big return talent. The Exorcism of Emily Rose made seven times its budget back worldwide, and the $3 million dollar budgeted Sinister made over $77 million, worldwide. Even his remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, which failed to make its budget back domestically, made over $233 million world wide. Surely this played a role in Marvel’s decision.

jared-letoBadass Digest’s Devin Faraci adds that Derrickson will also take a pass at the script, as he is wont to do on films he directs. Faraci also states that newly-minted Oscar winner Jared Leto is the latest name on Marvel’s wish list to play the good doctor, a move he doesn’t act kindly to.

I am not familiar with Derrickson work, but he seems to be a fan. And Leto is riding high on a lot of buzz right now, and even if he rubs you the wrong way, he’s an actor that takes every role he’s cast in seriously.

So far we know that Ant-Man is set for a July 31, 2015 release, with Captain America 3 following on May 6, 2016. As of now Marvel have July 8, 2016 and May 5, 2017 staked out for as yet unannounced films and conceivably Dr. Strange could slide into one of these berths easily. Judging by how their previous two phases have unfolded, I would guess that 2017 will see one more film and early 2018 will give us the third Avengers film. With Dr. Strange now slated for one of those three spots, speculation will begin as to what characters will take the other two spots, as they will probably be needed to help set elements involving intergalactic villain Thanos for his expected appearance in Avengers 3. Will it be sequels to Thor and Guardians Of The Galaxy, or new characters such as The Inhumans or Black Panther? I believe we’ll find out a lot in several weeks at San Diego Comic Con.

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OSCARS 2014: Know Your Nominees: Best Supporting Actor

Posted on 24 February 2014 by William Gatevackes

2014 best supporting actor nomineesIn the days leading up to the 86th Academy Awards, FilmBuffOnline will be offering profiles on all the nominees in the major categories. Some may be well known, others might be new to you, but if you need a refresher on these talented nominees, here it is.

Barkhad Abdi

Barkhad AbdiNominated for: Playing a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips.

Other honors for this role:

Won, Best Supporting Actor, 2014 BAFTA Awards.

Nominated, Outstanding Supporting Actor, Black Reel Awards.

2nd Place, Best Supporting Actor, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Central Ohio Film Critics Association.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards.

3rd Place, Best Supporting Actor, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Won, Supporting Actor of the Year, London Critics Circle Film Awards.

3rd Place, Best Supporting Actor, National Society of Film Critics Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Online Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, 2014 Screen Actors Guild Award.

Where you might know him from:

Captain Phillips is Abdi’s first film.

History with Oscar:

This is Barkhad Abdi’s first Oscar nomination.

 

Bradley Cooper

bradley cooperNominated for: Playing an undercover FBI agent in  American Hustle.

Other honors for this role:

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Australian Film Institute Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, 2014 BAFTA Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards.

Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Nominated, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Satellite Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards.

Where you might know him from:

Cooper is known for his work in a number of films, including Wedding Crashers, The Hangover and The A-Team.

History with Oscar:

This is Bradley Cooper’s second Oscar nomination in as many years.

2013: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Silver Linings Playbook (Lost to Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln)

 

Michael Fassbender

michaelfassbenderNominated for: Playing a cruel and domineering slaveowner in 12 Years a Slave.

Other honors for this role:

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Australian Film Institute Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, 2014 BAFTA Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.

Won, Capri Supporting Actor Award, Capri, Hollywood Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Central Ohio Film Critics Association.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards.

2nd Place, Best Supporting Actor, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards.

2nd Place, Best Supporting Actor, Florida Film Critics Circle Awards.

Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Male, Independent Spirit Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards.

Nominated, Supporting Actor of the Year, London Critics Circle Film Awards.

2nd Place, Supporting Actor of the Year, New York Film Critics Circle Film Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Online Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Nominated, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Satellite Awards.

Nominated, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, 2014 Screen Actors Guild Award.

2nd Place, Best Supporting Actor, Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards.

2nd Place, Best Supporting Actor, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association.

Where you might know him from:

Fassbender is an actor as at home in big budget films such as X-Men: First Class and Prometheus as he is in art house fare such as Shame and A Dangerous Method.

History with Oscar:

This is Michael Fassbender’s first Oscar nomination.
Jonah Hill

5fee5_JonahHill300Nominated for: Playing renegade stockbroker Donnie Azoff in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Other honors for this role:

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Central Ohio Film Critics Association.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards.

Where you might know him from:

Hill is most known for his comedic work, especially his collaborations with Judd Apatow, most notably, Superbad. He was also in Knocked Up, Get Him to the Greek, and The Sitter, and provided voices for animated features such as How to Train Your Dragon and Megamind.

History with Oscar:

This is Jonah Hill’s second Oscar nomination.

2012: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Moneyball (Lost to Christopher Plummer, Beginners).

Jared Leto

Esquire and Stella Artois summer party 2013 held at Somerset House - arrivals Featuring: Jared Leto Where: London, United Kingdom When: 29 May 2013 Credit: Lia Toby/WENN.comNominated for: Playing a transgender woman with AIDS in  Dallas Buyers Club.

Other honors for this role:

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Austin Film Critics Association.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Australian Film Institute Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.

2nd Place, Best Supporting Actor, Central Ohio Film Critics Association.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Chlotr0udis Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Florida Film Critics Circle Awards.

Won, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Male, Independent Spirit Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Supporting Actor of the Year, London Critics Circle Film Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.

2nd Place, Best Supporting Actor, National Society of Film Critics Awards.

Won, Supporting Actor of the Year, New York Film Critics Circle Film Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, Online Film Critics Society Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards.

Nominated, Best Supporting Actor, San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Nominated, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Satellite Awards.

Won, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, 2014 Screen Actors Guild Award.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards.

Won, Best Supporting Actor, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association.

Where you might know him from:

A certain segment of the population will always remember Leto as Jordan Catalano on TV’s My So-Called Life. Another segment will recognize him as the front man of the rock band, 30 Seconds to Mars. Others will recognize him from films such as How to Make and American Quilt, Fight Club, and Prefontaine.

History with Oscar:

This is Jared Leto’s first Oscar nomination.

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New Releases: January 24, 2014

Posted on 23 January 2014 by William Gatevackes

ifrankensteinposter1. I, Frankenstein (Lionsgate, 2,753 Theaters, 93 Minutes, Rated PG-13):
If you think that this film, where Frankenstein (Aaron Eckhart) fights demons led by a red eyed Bill Nighy, reminds you of the Underworld franchise, you’d be right. Both come from the mind of Kevin Grevioux.

This story is being adapted from Grevioux’s graphic novel of the same name. Being that I liked the Underworld films I saw, that might not be so bad.

Of course, one has to comment on Eckhart’s decent into genre films. At one time, he was thought to be in the running to be the next Robert DeNiro with a spate of quality, Oscar-worthy films under his belt. Now, between this and Battle Los Angeles, he has the makings of being the next Bela Lugosi.

dallasbuyersclubposter2. Dallas Buyer Club (Focus Features, 1,110 Theaters,117 Theaters, Rated R):
I don’t know if this was planned before hand, but the powers that be couldn’t have picked a better time to shift this film into wide release. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto have been running the table this award season, and have just scored another nomination–the big one, an Academy Award nod.

Based on a true story, McConaughey plays a homophobic redneck who finds out he is HIV positive, picked up through casual sex. He is given a death sentence, but is able to prolong his life through experimental drugs he sneaks into the U.S.. Leto plays a transvestite who becomes his partner in getting these medicines to other AIDS patients.

HIV and AIDS have faded into the background as many of the illegal drugs that McConaughey’s character brought in became legal and the virus became treatable. But this film harkens back to a time when the disease truly did mean a death sentence. Well worth your time regardless of the acting.

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Ryan Reynolds Is GREEN LANTERN

Posted on 11 July 2009 by William Gatevackes

reynoldsgreenlanternheader1Do you think there is a contest in the Reynolds-Johansson household to see who can do the most comic book movies? Scarlett held the lead with three (Ghost World, The Spirit, and Iron Man 2) to Ryan’s two (Blade: Trinity and X-Men Origins: Wolverine) He tied it up when the spin-off Deadpool film was announced, and now has pulled ahead by signing on to play one of DC Comics’ most iconic heroes.

The Hollywood Reporter  and Variety are reporting that Ryan Reynolds has signed on to play Hal Jordan in the long awaited Green Lantern film. He beat out such heady competition such as Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto and Justin Timberlake.

Reynolds on-screen persona is, in my opinion, a perfect match for the cocky, authority-bucking Hal Jordan of the script, which was reviewed by us in February. However, other denizens of the Internet have not been as kind. 

For those of you worried that this will force Reynolds out of the Deadpool film, relax. Deadpool is still in the early stages of development, while Green Lantern is scheduled to arrive in theaters in December of 2010. Odds are very good that he will be able to do both.

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