There may have been rumors that Hollywood A-listers Russell Crowe and Christian Bale didn’t exactly get along during the production of James Mangold’s remake of the 1957 film 3:10 to Yuma, but that definitely wasn’t the case at the press day for the Lionsgate film. Actually, the two were kind of playful as Crowe teased Bale about being Batman and Bale joked about how awful it was to work with Crowe. • Read full story »
I’ve added some small preview of what’s inside of the latest issues of EW (These are only preview, not actual scans), where spotlight was on Christian Bale. Full scans are coming soon. Please check back. There are some batch added some new Press Conference from ‘3:10 to Yuma’ to the gallery. Check them out!
In a Hollywood with a reputation for liking things safe and bankable, a bizarrely cast film about the life of one of the most controversial singers of all time, opening in just four cinemas in all of America, would seem unlikely to be at the center of the biggest Oscar buzz of the year.
Yet I’m Not There — a biopic about Bob Dylan being released in November — is doing exactly that. There is nothing normal about the movie, which delves into the fascinating life of the singer-songwriter and promises to be one of the strangest films of the decade.
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Christian Bale is a man who enjoys a challenge, and damn near drools over the prospect of an adventure. He lost 63 pounds to play a disturbed insomniac in 2004’s The Machinist; was the first Brit to portray Bruce Wayne, in 2005’s hugely successful franchise reboot Batman Begins; and ate live worms while filming this year’s Rescue Dawn, directed in the jungles of Thailand by Werner Herzog. There were those, however, who felt Bale had bitten off more than he could chew when he accepted his latest mission: acting in a movie with Russell Crowe. • Read full story »
This review is contributed by Lexi, a reviewer from Big Picture Big Sound.
If you’re still not convinced that Russell Crowe is one of his generation’s best actors, look no further than “3:10 To Yuma,” an expanded take on the much-loved 1957 classic Glenn Ford Western. As Ben Wade, Crowe is equal parts charming and sociopathic, showing a range of emotions by the subtle shift in his eyes (he’s buttering you up, no wait, he’s ready to rip you from the planet). The film never quite matches his slick, menacing persona, though scene-stealer Ben Foster, as his hopelessly devoted sidekick, works wonders of his own. • Read full story »
One of the biggest problems plaguing Hollywood at the moment is lack of imagination. At least that’s what I think. Re-makes and franchises continue to dominate the box office, and tacky drawn out sequels stretch in a never ending line through our cinematic consciousness. However, one genre which has received comparatively less of such attentions is the Western. • Read full story »
The actor whole-heartedly falls under fiction’s spell.
IN the opening sequence of the remake of the 1957 Western “3:10 to Yuma,” which opens Friday, Christian Bale limps toward a burning barn with the desperation of a man who has nothing left to lose. While the flames dance behind his shaggy head and sun-scarred face, it’s difficult to find any part of the real-life Bale, even around the edges of Dan Evans, the character he plays. The 33-year-old, Welsh-born actor has so slipped inside Evans’ skin that it’s difficult to believe he is anyone but a Civil War vet who is trying to scratch out a living as an Arizona rancher, struggling with bankruptcy, starvation and the loss of his family’s respect. • Read full story »
Since the earliest days of the medium, film history has been littered with villains that were more fun to play (and, as a result, more fun to watch) than their more likable (and, dare I say it, more boring) protagonists. Take Darth Vader in “Star Wars”; Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs”; Alonzo Harris in “Training Day”; Hans Gruber in “Die Hard”; Harry Lime in “The Third Man.” • Read full story »
How do you get an audience today to line up for that most traditional — some would say stodgy and irrelevant — of genres, the Western? It helps to pile on the good humor and the star power (Silverado), or to reconfigure the conflict of cowboys and Indians into a misty-eyed New Age lovefest (Dances With Wolves). In the case of 3:10 to Yuma, a sturdy and enjoyable remake of the 1957 minor classic (the original was based on a short story by Elmore Leonard, and it has his affection for sleazy good-bad men), director James Mangold (Walk the Line) amps up the mayhem, going for his version of a Peckinpah frenzy. As the picture opens, an armored coach gets ambushed by a very wild bunch of outlaws, a scene that’s staged like the whiz-bang prelude to an urban action movie: the camera bouncing and jostling from a horseman’s-eye view, the bullets fired from everywhere, the Pinkerton agents who are guarding the coach’s payload leaping to unleash their fire with a primitive machine gun. • Read full story »
A spectacular explosion has shaken Chicago, but it was all planned as part of the special effects for the new Batman movie. Movie crews staged the blast at the old, long-abandoned headquarters for Brach’s Candy.
The site was dressed up as a hospital and actors were evacuated the area before the building blew up. Filming in Chicago has been going on for several months, as it doubles as Batman’s home town of Gotham City.
The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins, stars Christian Bale as Batman and Aussie actor Heath Ledger as super villain the Joker.
Source: Sky News
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