Archive for ‘Talking Film’

May 23, 2012

batman ‘the dark knight rises’ poster revealed

Batman The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway

Warner Brothers has released a series of brand new posters to promote the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises featuring Christian Bale as Batman, super villain Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. The first official poster for the film, featuring Batman standing before a burning Gotham City was also released earlier this week. Another series of worldwide posters showing the same characters have also been released with the words ‘The Legend Ends‘.

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May 21, 2012

daniel craig returns as james bond in ‘skyfall’

Daniel Craig - James Bond Skyfall

The trailer for the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall has been released this week. Daniel Craig returns as Bond in the film which hits US theaters on 9 November 2012. Craig co-stars with Javier Bardem and actress Bérénice Marlohe as the new Bond Girl, named Severine. Once again, the film is shot at a variety of international locations, including the well known Grand Bazaar of Istanbul and Bond‘s loyalty to M, played by Dame Judi Dench, is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. “As MI6 comes under attack, Bond must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost,” according to production notes.

Check out the first trailer for James Bond: Skyfall:

April 25, 2012

#talking film – zac efron & nicole kidman in ‘the paperboy’

The Paperboy, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, John Cusack, Matthew Mcconaughey

Oscar nominated director Lee Daniels‘ adaptation of ‘The Paperboy‘ starring Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack and Nicole Kidman is set to be premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in May 2012. Based on a crime novel of the same name, a young man helps his reporter brother, played by Matthew McConaughey, investigate the potential wrongful conviction of a death-row inmate, played by John Cusack. “Nicole is so gorgeous,” says Efron, “She was such a lovely person. I pinched myself every day, especially after doing love scenes with Nicole Kidman.” The investigation becomes complicated when the younger brother, played by Zac Efron, falls in love with the femme fatale, played by Nicole Kidman, who has been corresponding with the convicted murderer in prison.

April 24, 2012

talking film – robert pattinson in ‘cosmopolis’

Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Cosmopolis

Based on the novel by Don DeLillo, Robert Pattinson has been cast as the lead in director David Cronenberg‘s film adaptation of ‘Cosmopolis‘, which has been selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Just after wrapping the final installment of the ‘Twilight‘ series, “Breaking Dawn“, Pattinson started work on the new film with the cast including, Juliette Binoche, Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti and Kevin Durand. Pattinson plays Eric Packer, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager who races across Manhattan in a stretch limo to get a haircut but his day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. “It was amazing. The whole movie is pretty much in a car, in the back of a car and with this incredible cast,” says Pattinson and continues about the director, “David is such an incredibly confidant film maker. I’ve never really done a movie where there’s no pressure from the director from anywhere, apart from the pressure he puts on himself. And so you really know that at the end of the day it’s going to be his movie and nobody else’s mess of it, and it’s a great feeling.”

April 23, 2012

talking film – scarlett johansson in ‘the avengers’

Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers 2012

Playing ‘Black Widow‘, returning from Iron Man 2, Scarlett Johansson‘s previously “slippery fish” character starts to find her place in ‘The Avengers‘ opening in the US on 05 May 2012. “You do regular strength training, resistance training, in order to learn all that right choreography. We all have stunt doubles that are amazing,” says Johansson about training for the role. With two more Avengers movies on the cards, Johansson says, “We hope that we are able to bring these characters back, nothing’s on the table yet.Marvel’s Avengers assemble has everything, it has great characters, a wonderful story, awe-inspiring action sequences, superb acting and great dialogue. Not one minute of the runtime is wasted and every frame feels designed for a reason. This is poised to be the ‘summer blockbuster’ movie of the year without a doubt.

Currently set for release in South Africa on 26 April 2012, ahead of it’s US cinema release, Johansson stars alongside Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Tip: Remember to stay for the credits!

April 19, 2012

talking film – zac efron & taylor schilling in ‘the lucky one’

The Lucky One - Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner

A steamy film adaptation of the novel penned by Nicholas Sparks starring 5’8″ heartthrob Zac Efron who gained over 18 pounds to showcasing his Marine muscles alongside the lucky Taylor Schilling playing his co-star in the upcoming film ‘The Lucky One‘. “I was very nervous,Schilling admitted, “I met Zac in hair and makeup and we just hit it off immediately.Efron‘s first mature role, he needed to add a few pounds and muscle up a little for the role, “By the end of the movie I didn’t recognize myself,” says Efron about his intense training program for the film. “You hear about guys like Christian Bale who dive into it and are really able to transform. I’ve always wondered if I had the willpower to actually do it. And I’ll always have pride around the sense that I can.” Efron plays Logan, the typical strong silent type, a soldier at war, who finds a photo of a young lady left behind by one if his fallen comrades. “He just knows deep down in his heart that his next mission is to find this girl and to thank her,” explains Efron. Logan manages to track down Beth, played by Taylor Schilling in Louisiana without knowing whether she had lost someone at war as well. Before Logan could explain his true reason for finding her, their journey of love and lust begins as Logan is swept into a job. Logan offers Beth support and a presence in her life that she hasn’t had before, “We meet her at a moment where she doesn’t really know how to handle this relationship that’s falling apart and through Logan I think that she is able to sand up for herself,” says Schilling. Ellie, played by Blythe Danner senses the spark between Beth and Logan while Beth tries to navigate the emotion left behind by her little boy’s father. “I think the harder part is doing some of the emotional scenes and then once those are done, it’s like, you want me to kiss you? Meh. No big deal,” says Efron about the emotional and intimate scenes. The film portrays a realist journey toward a strong relationship as Logan and Beth grow closer but things become difficult when Beth discovers the photograph that brought Logan into her life.

This is definitely the most mature role I’ve done yet. I loved the experience,” says Efron, but later jokes “I couldn’t improv, or laugh or tell any jokes, any fun stuff, couldn’t sing, man! I would break into song and dance, but nobody would join me.”

The lucky One hits US cinema on 20 April 2012 and will be screened in South Africa from 25 May 2012. Go to to TheLuckyOneMovie for more information.