With a theatrical debut that pulled in more than $2.063 billion at the worldwide box office, J.J. Abrams‘ massively successful seventh chapter of the Star Wars saga comes home on Blu-ray and DVD today, April 5. And thanks to the early release of the digital copy, I’ve added the HQ screencaps from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the gallery. We’ll be working on the DVD extras later today.
Oscar Isaac is one of the celebrities featured on the most recent Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets: Movie Edition video. Watch it:
Last week it came through an announcement by Disney CEO Bob Iger that the production for Episode VIII has started.
“There is no better way to propel this franchise into the future than producing quality products,” he said. “Filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII, the next chapter of the legendary saga, has just commenced and it will be in theaters December 2017. And production of Episode IX, a 2019 release, has also begun”. John Boyega, who returns to play stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter Finn, also confirmed the start of filming on Twitter.
Directed by Rian Johnson, and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Benicio Del Toro, Star Wars: Episode VIII opens on December 15, 2017. The Gareth Edwards-directed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016. Star Wars: Episode IX opens on May 24, 2019.
Earlier today, a video with the production announcement has been released. Watch it:
20th Century Fox has released their Super Bowl Trailer trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
In theaters: May 26th, 2016
TribecaFilm website has published an article talking about Oscar and his amazing performance at Show Me a Hero. It worth the reading!
Check some excerpts:
Every single one of these actors has achieved performances that should be continued topics of conversation among the Academy. But none of them have cut even nearly as deep as Oscar Isaac in Show Me a Hero, which is a wondrous and walloping characterization that ranks among the very finest performances in contemporary film…except that it aired on television.
HBO’s miniseries Show Me a Hero recounts a gripping episode of real-life communal schism, in which government-mandated efforts to build affordable public housing in 1980s Yonkers were met with resistance by the neighborhood’s predominantly white, middle-class residents. Equal parts historical docudrama, institutional survey, and Shakespearean tragedy, Show Me a Hero features one of the year’s absolute best ensembles, crammed with easily-recognizable veteran character actors plenty of fresh newcomers of color.
At the epicenter of the storm is Oscar Isaac, who over the course of Hero’s six exhilarating episodes solidified himself once and for all as the most fascinating actor of his generation. In Isaac’s skin, Nick Wasicsko is indeed an ambitious, committed, and charismatic political venturer, a proud and poised hometown boy done good. But there’s always a trace of unnerving desperation, a distinctive sense of unease that’s gradually chipping away at his confident surface from as early as the first episode. As Nick’s fall from grace only grows steeper, Isaac strips away layer upon layer of Nick’s outward cool, revealing a much more profound portrait of a man trying and failing to cover his torment and keep a level head. Much of this is due to Isaac’s skillful physical embodiment, which traces a character arc all on its own, from early, cock-of-the-walk pride to fidgety, slump-shouldered shame.
In short, this series needs Isaac, who has a preternatural yet underutilized ability to feel his characters’ inner anguish and then make us feel it through some sort of invisibly electric connective tissue between actor and audience. Isaac can take a question as potentially and impossibly treacly as “If I’m not the mayor of Yonkers, will you still love me?” and turn it into the most heartbreaking line reading of the year by simply saying it with uncommonly abundant sincerity.
Between Show Me a Hero, Ex Machina, the 2015 Tribeca selection Mojave, and that underdog little indie Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens, it has been a banner year for Isaac. I’d hand him six Oscars and at least as many Emmys on the sole basis of Show Me a Hero, an illuminating, involving, and ever-timely chronicle that I cannot possibly encourage more people to take a chance on, if only to experience an essential performance from an actor whose work we’ll certainly be talking about for decades to come.
Make sure to read the whole article at tribecafilm.com
The Playlist – Mr. Nerdista has made a terrific video essay exploring the somewhat-convoluted thought processes of the film’s eccentric billionaire, Isaac’s Nathan Bateman. By accepting the analogy that Nathan’s house is a metaphor for his mind —sequestered, organized and manipulated— we realize that everything, even the impromptu dance session with Sunoya Mizuno’s Kyoko, happened for a reason.
If you haven’t yet seen the film, this is a perfect companion piece to watch afterwards and provide an extra morsel of insight. Let us know what you think in the comments below.