First BLACK SEA Clip Has Jude Law Explaining the Science Behind Salvaging Nazi Gold

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Universal Pictures has released the first clip from Kevin Macdonald‘s upcoming submarine thriller Black Sea. Jude Law stars as a rogue captain who puts together a misfit crew to recover lost Nazi gold from a sunken U-boat, but the claustrophobia becomes even tighter as the crewmates turn on each other in the hope of gaining a greater share of the treasure.  This clip doesn’t highlight the interpersonal drama between the crew as much as it explains to the audience how a treasure from the 1940s could still be salvageable.  I don’t really need to know the science behind preserved Nazi gold, but I don’t mind the inclusion.

Hit the jump to check out the Black Sea clip.  The film opens January 23, 2015, and also stars Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Sergey Kolesnikov, Sergey Puskepalis, and Jodie Whitaker.

Jude Law in Talks to Play the Villain in Guy Ritchie’s KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE

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Jude Law may soon be reuniting with director Guy Ritchie, but it’s not for another Sherlock Holmes film.  The actor is in talks to play the villain in Ritchie’s ambitious King Arthur take Knights of the Round Table, which has Charlie Hunnam set to star as Arthur in a potential franchise that is planned to go six films deep.  Warner Bros. has been trying to get a King Arthur movie off the ground for a long time now and they previously came close with director David Dobkin (The Judge) who had Joel Kinnaman and Kit Harington set to star before budget issues forced WB to pull the plug.  The project came back together with Ritchie, who brought his own take on the King Arthur tale to table.  And now a key piece of the puzzle is close to coming together with Law circling the antagonist role.

Hit the jump for more, including the news that Idris Elba has dropped out of contention for another role in the film.

New Posters for BLACK SEA, PADDINGTON, and EVERLY

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We have some new posters for you this morning.  Briefly:

  • Black Sea – A small submarine must face off against Jude Law’s giant head in this new poster for Kevin Macdonald‘s upcoming thriller.  The film opens January 23, 2015, and also stars Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, and David Threlfall.
  • Paddington – Not quite Creepy Paddington, but certainly not Charming Paddington either.  The film opens in the U.K. on November 28th and in the U.S. on January 16, and stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, and Peter Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear.
  • Everly – Radius-TWC found a leftover Grindhouse poster and converted it into this one-sheet for Joe Lynch‘s action film starring Salma Hayek.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.

BLACK SEA Trailer Puts Jude Law and His Submarine Crew on the Hunt for Nazi Gold

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The first trailer for the submarine thriller Black Sea has gone online. I love submarine movies, and Kevin Macdonald‘s Black Sea has been on my (no pun intended) radar since production began over a year ago.  Jude Law stars as a rogue captain who puts together a misfit crew to recover lost Nazi gold from a sunken U-boat, but the claustrophobia becomes even tighter as the crewmates turn on each other in the hope of gaining a greater share of the treasure.  Judging by the trailer, this movie isn’t going to upend the genre, but it could be a great addition, especially since the cast includes not only Law, but also Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, and Michael Smiley.

Hit the jump to check out the Black Sea trailer.  The film opens January 23, 2015, and also stars David Threlfall, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Sergey Kolesnikov, Sergey Puskepalis, and Jodie Whitaker.

DOM HEMINGWAY Blu-ray Review

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Director Richard Shepard’s comedy Dom Hemingway tells you exactly what kind of film it is with its opening scene: Jude Law delivers an ode to his, um, member, directly into the camera while engaging in a certain act in a prison shower.  It’s vulgar and hilarious all at the same time, and Law delivers the lines with such gusto that you’re inclined to take this guy’s word for it.  The rest of the film is an absolute delight, but particularly the first act is a whirlwind mix of hilarity, sadness, and pure boldness as we follow the titular Hemingway’s very specific path to rehabilitation after being released from prison.  Read my full Dom Hemingway Blu-ray review after the jump.

DOM HEMINGWAY Review

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[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  Dom Hemingway opens today in limited release.]

If the Oscars had a category for Most Creative Use of Vulgar Language (and they should), writer-director Richard Sheperd would be worthy of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Dom Hemingway. Rarely has the use of dirty words become a virtuoso masterpiece of language, but Dom Hemingway turns swearing into high art. Sheperd provides the words, but star Jude Law brings them to vile, explosive, hilarious life in what may be the best performance of his career thus far. There’s also a story and character development that’s all well and good, but Dom Hemingway is mostly about grabbing us by the throat and pummeling us with filthy, hilarious speeches and one-liners.

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Review

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By this point, you know whether or not you love the films of Wes Anderson.  He’s a true auteur with an unmistakable style, and unless he undergoes a radical transformation, his fans and his detractors will remain firmly entrenched.  His latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, won’t change anyone’s mind about the director nor should it.  The movie is almost the platonic ideal of Wes Anderson picture, and yet it’s free from over-indulgence and self-congratulations.  The film is vibrant, witty, pristine, and a wonder to behold.  While it falls a bit short of the emotional impact of a couple of his other movies, Anderson has still crafted a captivating mixture of magic and melancholy.

Jude Law in Talks to Join Melissa McCarthy Comedy SUSAN COOPER

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Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) is putting together quite the cast for his upcoming spy comedy Susan Cooper.  Feig wrote the project for Melissa McCarthy to star as a female James Bond-type, and the cast has recently been filled out with Jason Statham and McCarthy’s Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne.  Now The Wrap reports that Jude Law is in final negotiations to sign on, marking a shift to a purely comedic role for the actor and a casting coup for the Susan Cooper production.  Hit the jump for more.

New Trailer for DOM HEMINGWAY Starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, and Emilia Clarke

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Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for Richard Sheperd’s Dom Hemingway.  The film stars Jude Law and revolves around the titular character being released from prison and going to get the hush money he’s owed.  I saw the film at TIFF, thought it was painfully funny, and I can’t wait to see it again.  I would caution against watching this trailer in order to avoid spoiling the jokes, but this trailer is pretty misleading.  It emphasizes the softer, more uplifting aspects of the story, and while that’s a part of the film, it’s almost an afterthought.  It’s there to provide a character arc.  The meat of the picture is Dom being unhinged, offensive, and swearing up a storm.  But this is a green-band trailer, so it’s tougher to sell that stuff.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Kerry Condon, Jumayn Hunter, Madalina Ghenea, and Nathan Stewart-JarrettDom Hemingway opens April 4th.

New Trailer for Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Starring Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jude Law and Bill Murray

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A new trailer for Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel is now online.  The story takes place in early 20th-century Hungary, and revolves around the goings-on at the titular hotel, where a legendary concierge (Ralph Fiennes) mentors a young employee (Tony Revolori).  Like yesterday’s new poster, this trailer is designed to introduce you to the huge cast of characters while still conveying the tone of the picture.  It does both wonderfully.  The performances look diverse, the humor is light but sharp, and it still has Anderson’s familiar atheistic, but it doesn’t feel stale.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film stars  Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse RonanF. Murray AbrahamEdward NortonMathieu AmalricAdrien BrodyWillem DafoeLea SeydouxJeff GoldblumJason SchwarztmanJude LawTilda SwintonHarvey KeitelTom WilkinsonBill Murray, and Owen Wilson. The Grand Budapest Hotel opens March 7, 2014.

Red-Band Trailer for DOM HEMINGWAY Starring Jude Law

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The red-band theatrical trailer for writer/director Richard Sheperd’s new film Dom Hemingway has been released online.  The pic stars Jude Law and revolves around the titular character being released from prison and going to get the hush money he’s owed.  The film drew strong marks from its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, with Matt noting that Sheperd’s screenplay “turns swearing into high art” and calling it possibly Law’s best performance to date.  After watching this red-band trailer, it’s tough to argue with either of those statements.

Hit the jump to watch the NSFW trailer and click here to read Matt’s full review.  The film also stars Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Kerry Condon, Jumayn Hunter, Madalina Ghenea, and Nathan Stewart-JarrettDom Hemingway opens in the US on April 4, 2014.

First Look at Jude Law in Director Kevin Macdonald’s BLACK SEA

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Between his narrative and documentary features, director Kevin Macdonald is well on his way to banging out six films in the span of three years, and we now have our first look at the Last King of Scotland helmer’s 2014 submarine thriller Black Sea.  The film stars Jude Law as a rogue captain who goes on a hunt for sunken treasure, but as greed desperation begins to take hold of his misfit crew, tensions cause the men to fight for their survival within their claustrophobic vessel.  Law apparently went through a bit of a physical transformation in order to play the down-on-his-luck blue collar captain, putting on weight, shaving his head, and growing out his stubble.  As evidenced by these first images, though, it’s tough to make someone that handsome look ugly.  What a bummer.

Hit the jump for more, including the first images from Black Sea.

First Trailer for Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Starring Ralph Fiennes and Saoirse Ronan; Film Shot in 3 Different Aspect Ratios

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Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for writer/director Wes Anderson’s new film The Grand Budapest Hotel.  The story takes place in early 20th-century Hungary and revolves around the goings-on at the titular hotel, where a legendary concierge (Ralph Fiennes) takes a young employee (Tony Revolori) under his wing to become his trusted protégé.  The movie looks absolutely delightful, and there are some great laughs in this trailer.  It’s also refreshing, unexpected, and exciting to see Fiennes in a comedic role.  [Update: On a side note, Refocused Media tweets that Anderson shot the movie in three different aspect ratios (1.33, 1.85, and 2.35) for reference during it's three time periods.  I'm not sure if that means personal reference, or if it will be a reference for the audience.]

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray AbrahamEdward NortonMathieu AmalricAdrien BrodyWillem DafoeLea SeydouxJeff GoldblumJason SchwarztmanJude LawTilda SwintonHarvey KeitelTom WilkinsonBill Murray, and Owen Wilson.  The Grand Budapest Hotel opens March 7, 2014

First Trailer and New Images for DOM HEMINGWAY Starring Jude Law

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I loved Dom Hemingway when I saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival a couple weeks ago.  I thought it was blisteringly funny, I was laughing throughout, and Jude Law was absolutely brilliant.  I’m actually a little upset I can’t see it again until it opens in the spring in the U.S.  The movie centers on the eponymous character (Law) being released from prison, and going to get the hush money he’s owed.  The U.K. trailer has gone online, and it’s got so much good stuff that I almost hesitate in recommending that you watch it.  The whole film is hilarious, so there are plenty of great jokes that aren’t in here including all the ones that involve the vulgar language.  But if you need some convincing about how hard you’ll laugh during this film, it’s worth watching.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer along with new images.  The film also stars Richard E. Grant, Emilia Clarke, Jumayn Hunter, Madalina Diana Ghena, and Demian BichirDom Hemingway opens in the U.K on November 15th, and in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.

TIFF 2013: DOM HEMINGWAY Review

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If the Oscars had a category for Most Creative Use of Vulgar Language (and they should), writer-director Richard Sheperd would be worthy of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Dom Hemingway.   Rarely has the use of dirty words become a virtuoso masterpiece of language, but Dom Hemingway turns swearing into high art.  Sheperd provides the words, but star Jude Law brings them to vile, explosive, hilarious life in what may be the best performance of his career thus far.  There’s also a story and character development that’s all well and good, but Dom Hemingway is mostly about grabbing us by the throat and pummeling us with filthy, hilarious speeches and one-liners.

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