"I take no pleasure in taking a life if it's from a person who doesn't care about it."
Though we may never get to see Gary Oldman play Commissioner Gordon again now that Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has ended — that is, unless the recent rumor that Warner Bros. is planning to use the Justice League movie as "a vehicle for Christian Bale to reprise his role as Batman" is true, in which case a cameo by Gotham’s top cop wouldn’t be out of the question — we will get to see him play a former police commissioner in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Add his stint as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter movies and his recently completed work as Norton in MGM's Robocop remake and that makes four major tentpole franchises for Oldman.
Long before Oldman became a staple of summer popcorn movies, he had already developed a strong cult following for playing deliciously dark (Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula), terrifyingly sadistic (Warden Glenn in Murder in the First) and mesmerizingly maniacal (Norman Stansfield in Léon: The Professional) villains. The man once dubbed "psycho deluxe" for his over-the-top bad guy roles plays the hero more often than not these days, but when he funnels the same energy and intensity into quieter performances they simmer, as in his Oscar-winning role as disgraced spy George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Punk rocker, vampire, drug dealer, corrupt cop, good cop, shapeshifting wizard, spy — Oldman masterfully played each character with zeal, but which roles were his best?
Rate the Top 10 Best Gary Oldman Movies >> Posted 03.12.13 by BrentJS
"There's no honor in the busines no more. Shoot em."
Journey back to the days of Prohibition, when simply wetting your whistle was a punishable offense and bootlegging moonshine was a viable family business venture. bottoms up! >> Posted 11.27.12 by BrentJS
A crippled hero rises to save his city one last time. A team of scientists seeking God in the depths of space instead discover pure evil. A fairy tale princess becomes a warrior and saves herself. A foul-mouthed teddy bear plays the white trash name game. This summer's selection of movie releases were filled with triumphant, terrifying, inspiring and hilarious moments.
The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises obliterated the popular myth that the superhero action genre had run its course. Ted proved that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is even funnier when he doesn't have to censor himself. Moonrise Kindom cemented Wes Anderson as the indie king of whimsical, witty comedies with a heart. Each of these movies were fantastic in their own ways, but how do they stack up against each other? Help us rate the Top 10 Best Movies of the 2012 summer movie season.
Rate the Top 10 Best Movies >> Posted 09.26.12 by BrentJS
Award-winning Australian director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new period crime movie, Lawless, finally opens in theaters today after a protracted production that was very nearly shut down for good. Shia LaBeouf (Transformers trilogy), attracted by Hillcoat's description of the Depression-era bootlegging movie as akin to "Goodfellas in the woods," was one of the first cast members and the only original cast member to make it into the final film. But, rather than being bothered by the delays and cast changes, LaBeouf revealed to Hollywood Dailies that he was actually thrilled that the cast evolved the way that it did because it allowed him to work with Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), who he has been dying to work with since seeing the British actor in the 2008 fictionalized biopic Bronson. Click on the video above to find out which A-list actors almost appeared in Lawless and to hear what LaBeouf did after watching Bronson for the firs time. more about Lawless >> Posted 08.29.12 by BrentJS
If there's a busier actress in Hollywood than Jessica Chastain, we haven't figured out who she is yet. In 2011 alone the actress appeared in seven movies, including the spy thriller The Debt, the Shakespearean adaptation Coriolanus and the dramas The Tree of Life and The Help, the latter of which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. This year has been slightly less prolific, with Chastain contributing a voice to Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as well as appearing in December's Zero Dark Thirty. Starting this Friday, audiences can also see her in Lawless, playing the love interest to Tom Hardy's bootlegging protagonist in the period crime drama.
While Chastain isn't quite an A-list star to some, it's hard to believe how quickly the actress' star has risen since making her cinematic debut in 2008's Jolene. Hollywood Dailies tracks her blossoming career in the clip above. more about chastain's career >> Posted 08.28.12 by Ryan
When most people think of Transformers actor Shia LaBeouf they probably don't think of legendary action-star Steven Seagal but when LaBeouf was a kid, it was Seagal who the burgeoning actor wanted to be.
In an interview with Parade Magazine, LaBeouf, who stars in this week's Lawless, talked about his movie idol.
I would watch Steven Seagal movies and go into my room and try to beat my little teddy bear up, thinking I was him. And I would pull my curls back into a Seagal ponytail—which looked ridiculous, but I tried!
This isn't the first time LaBeouf has talked about wanting a ponytail like Seagal, who stars in Reelz's original drama True Justice. In 2010, the actor talked about being a young Jewish kid with "Brillo pad" hair and wanting to look like Seagal.
Seagal was big for me. He had, like, three years where he was untouchable... His ponytail was the whole thing for me. I was a 12-year-old Jew. Looking at that ponytail, you wanted one.
Of course we all know it takes more than just a ponytail to be like Seagal. It also takes a bit of ass-whooping skills. For LaBeouf and others who want to be like Seagal, we recommend watching this clip after the jump: MORE >> Posted 08.27.12 by reelz
The premiere of director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new period crime movie, Lawless, was held at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Wednesday and ReelzChannel was there. Our own Jeremy Parsons chatted with a bearded Shia LaBeouf about playing a Depression-era bootlegger and learned quite a bit about the effects of drinking moonshine, as well as the fact that LaBeouf himself comes from "a family of crime." Parsons also spoke with Guy Pearce, who said that playing opposite LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman was "exciting and inspirational." For more from the red carpet, including a bit of Pearce hero-worship from Gene Simmons of KISS, check out the video above and then tune in to Hollywood Dailies for more movie news. more about Lawless >> Posted 08.24.12 by BrentJS
The summer has already been pretty kind to The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy, but his upcoming role in the drama Lawless could bring the British actor even more acclaim. Hardy, along with fellow A-lister (or is he? Check here for more details) Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke, star as three bootlegging brothers in Prohibition-era Virginia whose business comes under threat of the authorities like Chicago lawman Charles Rakes (Guy Pearce), who wants some of the brothers' profit. In the clip above, ReelzChannel movie expert Richard Roeper examines the movie and reveales whether Hardy or fellow cast members like Jessica Chastain (The Help) might find themselves in Oscar contention early next year. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.23.12 by Ryan
Tom Hardy and Shia Labeouf may be the stars of PG-13 franchises (The Dark Knight Rises and Transformers) but the new trailer for the two actors' project, Lawless, shows that this one isn't for the kiddies.
The pair play two of the three Bondurant brothers who were notorious bootleggers in rural Virgina during the Great Depression. The new trailer shows that violence and danger (and brief nudity) comes with the bootlegging business. The movie is getting a lot of Oscar buzz. From the new trailer, Hardy proves he's just as menacing as Bane even without the mask and Labeouf proves that he can carry a scene without CGI robot aliens. watch the red band trailer now >> Posted 08.22.12 by Chris
In director Pete Travis' (Endgame) new movie, Dredd, Karl Urban lays down the law in a dystopian future megalopolis in the grips of a drug war as Joseph Dredd, the most widely known and feared "Judge" in Mega City One, empowered to clean up the violent streets as judge, jury and executioner. In director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new movie, Lawless, Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy play Jack and Forrest Bondurant, two of a trio of bootlegging brothers who run afoul of the law during the Great Depression. So, what do the two movies have in common? New movie posters! check out the new posters >> Posted 08.03.12 by BrentJS