The actress says she was director David Fincher's first choice to play lead female role opposite Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
Brad Pitt and Ed Norton were so stoned during Fight Club's poorly received Venice premiere that they laughed all the way through it.
The actor-director said it's harder than it used to be for films like 'Motherless Brooklyn' to do well at the multiplex.
With 'Bond 25' months away, Secret Cinema has opened its new 'Casino Royale' experience to fill the James Bond-shaped void in your life.
Bomb mishap - ‘The Dark Knight’ What should have happened: In a climactic scene of Chris Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’, The Joker (Heath Ledger) casually walks away from the hospital, detonating the bombs he’s planted causing a huge explosion. - Best New Star Wars 7 Toys Gun vs Sword – ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ What should have happened: Indiana Jones faces off with the swordsman in an elaborate fight scene which culminates with Indy using his whip to disarm his foe. What actually happened: Harrison Ford was suffering from dysentery on the day of shooting, and was too sick to perform his stunt. He suggested “shooting the sucker” to director Steven Spielberg to save time and move on, and an iconic movie moment was born.
Subliminal messages inserted into movies can work wonders for training the brain, whether it’s in order to be enlightened, terrified or just plain confused. Director William Friedkin did actually insert frames of Pazuzu – or, as Regan calls him, 'Captain Howdy’ – into the film: first during Regan’s medical exam for just three frames, then later during Karras’s dream sequence and again when Chris is in the kitchen. Back before the advent of freeze-frame videos, DVDs and the internet, Captain Howdy became an urban legend, but now the chalk-faced ghoul is all over t-shirts, posters and is a popular cosplay character at Halloween.
An auteur like David Fincher takes as much time over his credits as he does the rest of the movie and several of his films have iconic titles. Ask a movie nerd to name a title designer and chances are Saul Bass is what they’ll come up with. This 1955 junkie drama starring Frank Sinatra was way ahead of its time and the spare but beautiful titles illustrate a heroin addict’s arm through the medium of cut-out paper.
What do critics know anyway? A movie so scary it came with a warning, featuring scenes of violence so vivid even the censors were powerless to cut them. ‘Psycho’ is peak Hitchcock: unpredictable (Janet Leigh’s early exit was unheard of back then), progressive (it’s the first movie to ever feature a toilet flushing) and shocking right the way through to its killer climax… Right? The critic: “The experienced Hitchcock fan might reasonably expect the unreasonable… What is offered instead is merely gruesome.” It’s fair to say that Time Magazine were not a fan of Hitch’s opus.