The trailers for Oscar-winning director Scott Cooper’s new western-drama, Hostiles, makes a point of showcasing Masanobu Takayanagi’s stunning cinematography. Reactions to the film in general, however, have left some scratching their heads. Written and directed by Cooper from a manuscript by the late Donald E. Stewart, whose wife happened upon it in 2012, Hostiles follows US Army Captain Joseph Blockler as he escorts a Cheyenne war chief and his family home to their tribal lands in Montana from Fort Berringer, New Mexico in 1892. Blocker is portrayed by Oscar-winner Christian Bale in his third outing with Cooper, and is supported onscreen by Rosamund Pike, Rory Cochrane, Jonathan Majors, Adam Beach, David Midthunder, and Wes Studi as Chief Yellow Hawk. While Pike’s performance is certainly impressing critics, others claim the film inappropriately boasts its own brilliance. Continue reading →
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will not only be remembered for its impressive array of films, but also for a number of controversial firsts. An airline commercial was pulled from showing, reporters were infuriated to find James Franco and Shai LaBeouf absent from a red carpet premiere, and the new Immersive Storyscapes feature allowed audiences to experience virtual reality in an all new way. As if all that wasn’t enough, the 2017 celebration wrapped with special showings and cast reunions for two of the biggest films in history: Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather. Continue reading →
Nebraska not only made up for its $17 million production budget, it also secured six Oscar nominations at the Academy Awards last year, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Bruce Dern), and Best Director (Alexander Payne). The movie was filmed entirely in black-and-white and featured actors Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Bob Odenkirk, and Stacy Keach, working from a screenplay by Bob Nelson. Now Paramount will be airing a color-version of the film on their television network Epix this Sunday, August 10, 2014. Apparently Payne had had to make a color-version of the film that he never intended to release, but did so because of contract stipulations in certain countries that accepted only color pictures. Nebraska is the story of an estranged son (Will Forte) and his developing relationship with his alcoholic father (Bruce Dern) as they journey from Montana to Nebraska in order to claim a $1 million sweepstakes prize. Check out the trailer here on MADE, then be sure to go out and rent a copy for yourself, and remember, if you’re not a fan of black-and-white, the color-version airs on Epix this Sunday…check your local listings!
Bronx native Nigel Sylvester has been killing the street BMX scene for a couple years and running now. Here’s a new video featuring Nigel dropping some insanely difficult tricks with ease over a French Montana record (French makes a cameo). Check out Nigel’s new vid and expect to see him at the X-Games this summer tearing up BMX Street.