Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Derek Cianfrance To Direct 'A Cotton Candy Autopsy' Starring Ben Mendelsohn; HBO Series 'Muscle' Is Dead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 7, 2013 11:11 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Getting something made these days that isn't a blockbuster isn't easy, and so many directors keep a few irons in the fire at any one time, hoping one of them will gain enough momentum, support and financing to enter production. And Derek Cianfrance has certainly been piling up his plate lately, adding "The Light Between Oceans" and the ESPN movie "Those Guys Have All The Fun" to his roster of possible projects. And now another feature has entered the mix, while a long-developing TV project exits.

Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn & Kodi Smit-McPhee To Star In Western 'Slow West'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 19, 2013 8:03 PM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
While Michael Fassbender's plan to make a western earlier this year with Lynne Ramsay was kiboshed when that project hit a few rocky patches, leading to the exit of both the director and actor, it looks like the thesp has gotten back on the horse. He's got another gunslinging flick on way, with some interesting folks helping out.

Review: 'Adore' Starring Robin Wright, Naomi Watts and Ben Mendelsohn

  • By Kimber Myers
  • |
  • September 6, 2013 9:15 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Adore
We’ll be honest from sentence one. “Adore” hits two spots we love: movies for adults and (not-dumb) movies for and about women. We have our brief affairs with explosions, spit-take-inducing dialogue and car chases, but we have a long-term relationship with movies that are quiet and mature. They get bonus points if they feature strong female relationships. Okay, and hot dudes. But for all its efforts for seriousness, “Adore” never quite reaches true art, despite gorgeous cinematography and some fine work from its cast.

Casting: Judy Greer Goes To 'Tomorrowland,' Anthony Mackie Takes 'Shelter,' Milla Jovovich Joins 'Cymbeline' & More

  • By Diana Drumm
  • |
  • August 8, 2013 3:21 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The more we hear about Disney's sci-fi "Tomorrowland," the more we’re intrigued. Related in some way to the Disney theme park attraction, the plot is still officially "unknown," though we’ve heard some fantastic things. The Brad Bird-directed film has already lined up an array of actors, including George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, or for doctor drama fans, Dr. Doug Ross ("E.R.") and Dr. Gregory House ("House, M.D."). And now, Judy Greer has joined the line-up, presumably as a bit of comic relief, but at this point, any speculation as to her specific role is being pulled out of thin air. This will mark Greer’s third film with Clooney; the others being "Three Kings" and "The Descendants."

Watch: 3 Deleted Scenes From 'The Place Beyond The Pines' Starring Ryan Gosling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 5, 2013 7:10 PM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
The Place Beyond The Pines Ryan Gosling Eva Mendes
A sprawling American saga, set in upstate New York and chronicling the intersecting lives of fathers, sons and legacy of sins, Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines" is nothing if not ambitious. But that it's one of the year's best dramas so far, speaks to his command of the epic script he co-wrote, one that feels both deeply personal and highly resonant all at once. If you missed the movie, it arrives on home video this week, so perhaps you'll want to watch the flick first, but for the rest of you, some deleted scenes from the picture have made their way online.

New Photos & Behind-The Scenes Looks From 'Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 13, 2013 10:16 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Place Beyond The Pines, Derek Cianfrance, Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper
"If you ride like lightning, you're gonna crash like thunder," Ben Mendelsohn warns Ryan Gosling in the trailers and spots for "The Place Beyond The Pines," and indeed, the twists and turn in Derek Cianfrance's upcoming film sometimes come and go like a storm in the night.

Watch: Ryan Gosling & Ben Mendelsohn Plan A Bank Robbery In New Clip From 'The Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 11, 2013 9:38 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
While the trailers and ads have rightfully focused on the intense drama of "The Place Beyond The Pines," what should also be known about Derek Cianfrance's upcoming film is that it's also quite funny in places. And this latest clip shows a bit of humor being added to what is an otherwise crucial bit of plotting.

Recap: 'Girls' Goes To The Country With Jessa & Hannah

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 25, 2013 10:02 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
After the solo Hannah episode two weeks back and last Sunday's focus on Ray and Adam, once again "Girls" is allowing its focus to flesh out a particular character, with Jessa (Jemima Kirke) getting the spotlight. The episode kicks off with her and Hannah (Lena Dunham) at the Manitou train station, about an hour outside of New York City, where they're awaiting Jessa's father and a weekend out in the country, in an episode that seems to ultimately serve as a goodbye to the character for a while.

Ben Mendelsohn Joining Boden/Fleck's 'Mississippi Grind' With Jake Gyllenhaal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • January 7, 2013 4:25 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
We always like it when actors we like join projects by directors we like, so this kind of news makes us happy. Over the summer, it was revealed that Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the filmmaking pair behind "Half Nelson" and "Sugar," had lined up their next project. "Mississippi Grind" will find them working with Jake Gyllenhaal, and now another actor who has been more than a familiar face over the past little while has joined as well.

Ben Mendelsohn Reteams With Ryan Gosling For 'How To Catch A Monster'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • November 26, 2012 10:21 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Thanks to his chilling turn in 2010’s “Animal Kingdom,” Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn landed on the radar of some talented folks and as a result has appeared in films like “The Dark Knight Rises,” the upcoming Andrew Dominik-helmed “Killing Them Softly” and next year’s “The Place Beyond the Pines.”

Email Updates

Recent Comments