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Weeknights after the movies Posted 09.25.12 by reelz
Have you ever directed a play that stars your significant other and suddenly found yourself obsessed with one of your actors until you slowly think you're losing your mind? Such is the story of The Letter (formerly The Stare), which stars Winona Ryder as the director in question and James Franco is the actor with questionable motives.
The thriller is directed by Jay Anania (Shadows and Lies), who was Franco's former teacher and an instructor at NYU, and a new trailer is now online for the movie, likely to promote the movie's premiere at the Cincinnati Film Festival next month. Lionsgate is also set to release the movie, likely via VOD, but currently there's no release date, so enjoy the synopsis in the mean time.
watch the trailer >> Posted 08.14.12 by Ryan
Martine Jamison (Ryder) is a NY theatre director beginning rehearsals for a new play starring her boyfriend Raymond (Josh Hamilton) opposite a young beauty. They are joined by an unknown newcomer, Tyrone (Franco), who develops a peculiar fascination with Martine and is openly hostile to all others. As rehearsals continue, Martine has periods of disorientation that quickly deteriorate into vivid hallucinations as she becomes convinced someone is trying to poison her. As Martine's mental state devolves she begins to rewrite her play...and art and life become inseparable.
Apparently, even stone-cold killers need love.
According to Deadline, two-time Academy Award-nominated actress Winona Ryder (Little Women, The Age of Innocence) has "committed to star" in The Iceman, director Ariel Vromen's (Rx) drama-thriller about the life of notorious mafia hitman Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski. Ryder will play Kuklinski's wife, Deborah, joining a cast that includes Michael Shannon (Take Shelter) as the title character, Chris Evans as Kuklinski's mentor, Robert "Mr. Softee" Pronge, and Benicio del Toro as Kuklinski’s boss, mobster Roy Demeo. more about The Iceman >> Posted 12.13.11 by BrentJS
Today's Challenge: Bram Stoker's epistolary novel Dracula was published May 26, 1897. Can you find a link to connect Winona Ryder, who played Mina Murray in the 1992's Bram Stoker's Dracula, to Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella Swan in Twlilight?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 05.26.11 by reelz
Walt Disney Pictures has distributed a press release containing the official synopsis of director Tim Burton's new stop-motion animated movie, Frankenweenie, a feature-length adaptation of his 1984 short of the same name that starred Barret Oliver, Daniel Stern and Shelley Duvall.
more about the Frankenweenie feature, plus the 1984 short >> Posted 02.16.11 by BrentJS
After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
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David Arquette continues to use Howard Stern as his therapist, telling the Sirius/XM shock jock he's "been drinking a lot." In October, immediately after the news of his separation from Courtney Cox, Arquette told Stern, along with his millions of listeners, that he cheated on Cox (with 28-year-old bartender Jasmine Waltz). But yesterday's interview marked a new low, with Arquette's behavior prompting Stern to sincerely ask, "Are you having a nervous breakdown?"
Winona Ryder knew Mel Gibson was a drunk, homophobic anti-Semite years before the rest of us. In an interview with GQ, Ryder says that 15 years ago she was at a Hollywood party with a gay friend, and bumped into a "very drunk" Gibson, who told a "really horrible" gay joke, and when Ryder's Judaism came up he "said something about 'oven dodgers.'"
Gibson's hand-puppet comedy The Beaver got a release date late yesterday. The movie, originally scheduled to be part of this year's Oscars race, will now open in limited release Wednesday, March 23, before expanding on April 8.
Lindsay Lohan, just a few days from freedom from the Betty Ford Center, has resumed her practice of shilling on Twitter, repeatedly pitching 50% off on a gift card from Organize. Repeatedly out of work, she apparently needs the money.
Amy Adams is going out of her way to shed the good girl image she's cultivated, appearing in a deep, deep-plunging top for the January issue of Marie Claire, and telling the magazine she lost her post baby weight by pole dancing.
The trailer for the Robert Pattison–Reese Witherspoon (Pattinspoon) movie Water for Elephants has dropped. If the history of non-Twilight RPattz movies are any guide, the Depression-era love story will land in theaters on April 15 with a resounding thud. Posted 12.16.10 by reelz
It seems Darren Aronofsky will have to wait a little longer to resurrect the Robocop franchise, if he ever gets a chance at all. Moviehole reports that Aronfsky's reimagining has been nixed by MGM in the midst of the studio's financial woes.
The info comes from one of the writers for Robocop Archive, who explained in writing some other reasons for the project's momentary freezing.
I've spoken with Phoenix Pictures [and] asked them about the status of Robocop ... they told me that the project is on hold. The problem is that Mary Parent, Chairperson of MGM, wants a 3-D movie for the new Robocop. But, as you know, Darren Aronofsky is a real artist and he's not interested in Gimmicks like 3-D, CGI, Filming digital. He wants to do everything as real (organic) as possible just like The Fountain.
With the success of Avatar, it's unlikely that public lust for 3-D will subside anytime soon, so that's bad news for Aronofsky, if he sticks to his guns. It's too bad, because Aronfosky's plans for the movie did not sound similar to Paul Verhoeven's 1987 movie in any way, but seemed like a brand new imagining of the story in a completely different setting.
In the meantime, Aronofsky is busy shooting Black Swan, which stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Winona Ryder, and is due out sometime later this year. He will also direct and produce a movie based on the robbery committed at the Securitas Depot in England three years ago. The crime, which was covered extensively by the BBC, ended up representing the largest amount of currency stolen in a single heist in Britain's history. Posted 01.07.10 by reelz
Since 2002's Mr. Deeds (and an incident with shoplifting), Winona Ryder kept herself quietly busy with indie fare like Sex and Death 101 and The Informers — until she played Spock's mother in Star Trek.
Now Ryder has signed on to star in Darren Aronofsky's supernatural thriller Black Swan, according to THR. Set in the world of New York's ballet scene, Black Swan follows a dancer (Natalie Portman) whose rival (Mila Kunis) may be a figment of the her imagination. Ryder will play an older dancer. Barbara Hershey and Vincent Cassell are also joining the cast in unspecified roles.
Black Swan, which starts production in New York at the end of the year, has a script by Aronofsky and Mark Heyman. Fox Searchlight, who distributed Aronofsky's The Wrestler, is negotiating to co-finance and distribute the movie.
Ryder can be seen next in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, which opens in limited release later this month. Posted 11.10.09 by Ryan
Trek Movie has a good rundown of scenes that have been deleted from the final cut of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. One scene, which actually made it onto a trailer but not the big screen version of the movie, shows Amanda (Winona Ryder) and Sarek (Ben Cross) holding baby Spock. Another involves Kirk's alcoholic, abusive uncle. The most interesting and longest cut, though, was a whole subplot showing how Nero managed to escape the Klingon prison planet Rura Penthe. Bits of this one made it onto one of the trailers as well. To see these scenes in full, we'll have to wait for the DVD.
Meanwhile, another collection of clips that did make the final cut has been released, including some extended versions of scenes available earlier and some new footage of the Romulans. Posted 04.28.09 by reelz
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ben Cross has joined the crew on the Starship Enterprise. Posted 11.20.07 by reelz
The British actor has been cast as Spock's father in the J.J. Abrams'-directed upcoming Star Trek prequel for Paramount.
Cross will play the father of Zachary Quinto, who has been cast as the young Spock, and husband to the human Amanda (Winona Ryder). Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role, also will be a part of the film.
The movie, which began filming this month, revolves around the early days of the Enterprise crew.