An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.
From Logan to Thor: Ragnarok, our list of the Best Movie Characters of 2017!From Logan to Thor: Ragnarok, our list of the Best Movie Characters of 2017!
With so many great movies with memorable characters this past year, it’s hard to narrow down a list of the best movie characters! But at Cineplex we know we have a duty to the people, so the list has been made and is now set in stone! *lightning strikes across the sky*
So without further ado, here are our favourite characters of 2017, in no particular order:
Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist
For many fans of the cult hit The Room, getting a chance to see James Franco flawlessly play Tommy Wiseau on the big screen was a real treat. The Disaster Artist, which follows the behind-the-scenes drama of the making of The Room, was not only hilarious, but at times touching.
“I love Hollywood stories, and this is unlike any Hollywood story ever,” said James Franco, speaking to IndieWire about “The Disaster Artist.” “This guy is so bizarre, this story is so bizarre, and at the same time it is like every Hollywood story — and it’s every dreamer’s story.” Franco directs and stars in the oddball show business tale, which chronicles the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic “The Room.” Franco revealed that he hadn’t seen “The Room” until reading “The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made,” which gave him the inspiration to make “The Disaster Artist.”
It’s almost Christmas, which means, among other things, we’re almost out of movies for the year. Personally, I’ve seen all of the Oscar contenders by now, and in the coming days, audiences will be able to catch up. The Academy and its membership are doing the same, as the voting body begins to lock in on what the true contenders will be. Over the holiday, voters and their families will be watching screeners, and if you don’t think that has an impact on the race, you’re fooling yourself. These are actually crucial days now if you’re a film hoping to get nominated. As such, the waiting is now the hardest part. Below is a look at how things stand currently.
In an age where movie trailers have become so predictable that there are even Youtube videos parodying the structure of them, let the following 11 previews remind you that the art of the movie trailer is very much alive. Indie studios like A24 and Fox Searchlight have remained committed to selling their films through atmosphere, not plot, while major studios like Warner Bros. took a big risk by selling one of their biggest titles as high art, and that’s just the start.
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What to see over the holidays – with kids, friends, or familyWhat to see over the holidays – with kids, friends, or familyJenny Bullough12/22/2017 9:02:00 Am
The holiday season is finally upon us! Granted, there’s a lot of preparation for all the various family activities and traditional meals still to be done, but we’ve already got our eyes on the prize: those restful few days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve when there’s no shopping or wrapping or cooking or baking that must be done, and our time is our own.
Sneak Peek new images of actress Alison Brie (“Community”) in the latest issue of “Women’s Health” magazine:
Brie is best known for her starring role as ‘Annie Edison’ in the sitcom “Community” (2009–2015) and as ‘Trudy Campbell’ in AMC’s “Mad Men” (2007–2015).
Brie currently voices the character ‘Diane Nguyen’ on the Netflix animated series “BoJack Horseman” (2014–present) and as ‘Ruth Wilder’ in the Netflix “Glow” (2017–present).
Brie has also starred in several feature films including “Scream 4” (2011), “The Five-Year Engagement” (2012), “The Lego Movie” (2014), “Get Hard” (2015), “Sleeping with Other People” (2015), “How to Be Single” (2016), “The Little Hours” (2017), “The Disaster Artist” (2017), and “The Post” (2017).
Kate McKinnon, Armie Hammer, Jessica Chastain and all of our favourite interviews from 2017Kate McKinnon, Armie Hammer, Jessica Chastain and all of our favourite interviews from 2017Adriana Floridia12/21/2017 9:04:00 Am
One way to learn more about an upcoming film is to hear about the experience from the talent themselves.
We’ve learned a lot from talking to different actors and directors. We’ve learned about their hopes, their fears, and what it’s like for them to achieve their dreams. Sometimes they get to work with someone they idolize, such as Ryan Gosling working with Harrison Ford on Blade Runner 2049. Sometimes they get to work with their brother, such as Dave Franco being directed by James Franco in The Disaster Artist. Other times, they land their dream role, such as Patrick Stewart playing Poop in The Emoji Movie.
It’s always difficult putting together these end of year lists. The main reason we don’t usually post a best in show at the end of the year is because it’s rather difficult to know where to draw the lines of terms of what should and shouldn’t be included.
We’re lucky enough to attend some of the big film festivals around the world every year, and some films we see don’t necessarily release in the same calendar year as we see them.
In terms of the scope of ideas, “The Big Sick” is a big movie: Impeccably crafted, bitingly funny, and touting a grounded kind of love rarely championed in Hollywood. Writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon dramatized their real-life romance to deliver one of the timeliest and most delightful romantic comedies to come out in years. “The Big Sick” tells the story of a mysterious illness that left Gordon (played by Zoe Kazan) in a coma, an experience that forever bonded Nanjiani to her parents, who are played by Ray Romano and Holly Hunter.
“Three years ago I started prepping my parents,” Gordon told IndieWire in an interview for our Spotlight Awards series. She was referring to the delicate process of pouring one’s life into a narrative screenplay, especially when her mother asked for her character to “just be nice.” “That can’t happen,” Gordon reportedly told her mother.
James Franco debuted The Disaster Artist in December, and unless you’re already familiar with the movie it’s based on, The Room, you may have been confused while watching it. The Room is widely known as the worst movie ever made, and James Franco brilliantly made a movie about the making of director Tommy Wiseau’s hilariously bad film. In case you never saw the original film in 2003 – and there’s a high chance, since it only made a total of $1,800 at the box office even though it cost millions to make – now’s your opportunity. The Room will show in more than 500 theaters nationwide on Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. local time.
Hard to believe, but the 2017 is winding down. Before we look ahead to what 2018 has to offer, the Cinelinx team gathers to present our individual picks for this year’s best movies. Come inside to see our favorites for 2017 and add your choices as well!
As we have in the years before, we tasked our writers to choose the movies they thought stood out from the crowd this year. 2017 was a great year for movies, and narrowing down our lists to only five choices was pretty damn difficult. That said, our team toughed it out and made it happen:
It’s been a solid year for movies, ranging from the thought-provoking to the purely entertaining (oftentimes both!). As such, it was Really tough to narrow down this list to only five films. It would be easy to go with the blockbusters that had me dropping my jaw throughout.
In 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road won our HeyUGuys poll by One Vote. That’s a scenario we never thought would play out again, but this year’s race was again tightly contested with two films battling it out for the number 1 spot; Dunkirk and Get Out.
It wasn’t until the last of the 187 entries was counted that we had a winner, and in the end it was Jordan Peele’s directorial debut – which 93 writers had in their top 10 lists – that won out over Christopher Nolan’s war epic. It’s official – Get Out is the best movie of 2017.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” led the field as the London Film Critics’ Circle announced the nominees for their annual awards Tuesday morning. Martin McDonagh’s debate-stoking dark comedy scored seven nominations, including bids for Film, Director and Actress of the Year, and repeated its recent SAG double-dip in the supporting actor category.
Close behind, with six nods apiece, were Paul Thomas Anderson’s late-breaking “Phantom Thread” and home-grown arthouse hit “Lady Macbeth.” The latter’s nominations came primarily in the Circle’s British/Irish categories, though breakout star Florence Pugh did snag an Actress of the Year nod, alongside Frances McDormand, Sally Hawkins, Isabelle Huppert and Annette Bening.
“Three Billboards,” “Dunkirk” and recent Bifa champ “God’s Own Country” all scored in both the Film of the Year and British/Irish Film of the Year category, with wild card “Paddington 2” rounding out the latter field.
Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance, The Shape Of Water has won five awards from the St. Louis Film Critics Association, including best film, director, supporting actor (Richard Jenkins), original screenplay and production design. Two other films won two each: Blade Runner 2049 for Roger Deakins’ cinematography and best visual effects, and The Disaster Artist for adapted screenplay and the scene in which 67 takes are taken for Tommy’s “I did not hit her — oh hi Mark” dialogue. Their annual awards include a Best Scene category.
The group announced awards in 19 categories for 2017 Sunday. Frances McDormand, as the vengeful grief-stricken mother in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri won Best Actress, and Gary Oldman, as Winston Churchill in his defining moment in history, in Darkest Hour won Best Actor.