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Oscar Contender ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Is Now Playing In Theaters

Writer/director Martin McDonagh’s latest dramatic dark-comedy, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri drew mass acclaim on the film festival circuit this season, winning awards at BIFA, and the Venice Film and Toronto International Film Festivals. McDonagh, along with lead cast members Frances McDormand (Fargo, Almost Famous) and Woody Harrelson (No Country For Old Men, Zombieland) are already expected to receive Oscar nominations for their telling of a mid-Western mother (Mildred Hayes) who abruptly calls out the local sheriffs department for failing to resolve their investigation into her daughter’s brutal murder. Supporting actor Sam Rockwell (The Green Mile, Moon) is also being praised for his role as second-in-command Officer Dixon, in a film Woody Harrelson describes in the Hollywood Reporter as, “Super Troopers meets Seven Psychopaths,” (the latter another of McDonagh’s feature films).

Three Billboards was a huge hit at the British Independent Film Awards, winning for Best Music and Best Editing and receiving nominations for Best Director, Best Actress (McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Harrelson and Rockwell), Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. Additionally, Three Billboards won the Feature Film award at the Denver International Film Festival, as well as Best Screenplay (Venice Film Festival), Gala/Special Presentations for McDonagh (TIFF), Overall Winner (Leeds), and Supporting Actor of the Year for Rockwell (Hollywood Film Awards). The trailer is nothing short of mesmerizing, and all bets say this one will be one of the top contenders of the Holiday season, so be sure to see it on the big screen before all the theaters are teeming with Star Wars fanatics.

New Sequel ‘Jason Bourne’ Opening In Theaters This Weekend

After nine years away, Jason Bourne is returning to the big screen in the fifth installment in the Bourne series. The new film is simply titled Jason Bourne and reunites original lead Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting, The Departed) with Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass (United 93, Captain Phillips). Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You, Silver Linings Playbook) is also rejoining the cast as CIA operative Nicky Parsons. She and Damon will be joined on screen by an all-star cast, including Oscar winners Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) and Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive, No Country For Old Men). Actors Riz Ahmed (The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Nightcrawler), Ato Essandoh (Blood Diamond, Django Unchained), and Scott Sheperd (Side Effects, Bridge of Spies) are also starring in the new adventure that seeks to uncover the true history behind Bourne’s (aka David Webb) mysterious past. Continue reading

New Documentary ‘Elstree 1976’ Opening In Limited Theaters This Friday

In the wake of one of the most highly anticipated sequels ever made (Star Wars: The Force Awakens…duh!) comes a new documentary from writer/video documentarian Jon Spira (Suityman, Anyone Can Play Guitar) called Elstree 1976. The film is an assemblage of archive footage and interviews with extras who were present on the set of the original Star Wars film, Episode IV: A New Hope (although, at the time, it was simply titled Star Wars) in 1976. The film features the actors reminiscing about their personal memories against the backdrop of archival footage, and about how being in the film forever affected their lives and careers. Actors including David Prowse (A Clockwork Orange, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), who starred as Darth Vader in the original film trilogy (although Vader was voiced by James Earl Jones (Field of Dreams, The Lion King)), Garrick Hagon (Mission Impossible, Spy Game), who starred as Biggs in the originals, and Angus MacInnes (Witness, Captain Phillips), who starred as the Gold group squadron leader, all make appearances in the film. If this one is in a theater near you, I would definitely consider checking it out this weekend. Watch the trailer here on MADE.

Watch The New Trailer For Upcoming Boxing Drama ‘Hands of Stone’

After Creed and how many Rocky movies? we thought Hollywood might give the underdog boxing story a break, but nevertheless, a new drama titled Hands of Stone is opening in theaters this August. Written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz (Ships of Hope, Secuestro express), the film follows the life and career of boxing legend Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel and how they would forever influence each other’s lives. Starring in the respective leads are actors Edgar Ramírez (The Counselor, Joy), and Robert De Niro (American Hustle, Silver Lining’s Playbook), who are supported by Ana de Armas (Knock Knock, Exposed), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Eve’s Bayou, The Great Debaters), Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, Ocean’s Thirteen), and John Turturro (Mr. Deeds, Transformers). The trailer is available here on MADE. Look for additional trailers coming out soon!

Director Kevin MacDonald’s ‘Black Sea’ Now In Theaters


Director Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play) is best known for his work on documentaries like Touching the Void and One Day In September, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2000, but his next project will be a return to the motion picture genre with a new suspense-thriller called Black Sea. The film stars Academy Award nominee Jude Law (Enemy at the Gates, Cold Mountain) as a submarine captain who, let go by his former employers, sets out for a voyage amid the depths of the Black Sea in search of a lost Nazi U-boat rumored to have been carrying loads of gold. Also starring in the film are actors Scoot McNairy (Argo, 12 Years A Slave), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly), and Jodie Whittaker (St. Trinian’s, One Day). Screenwriter Denis Kelly (Utopia, Pulling) wrote the script, and it actually looks like a pretty cool thriller, so keep it in mind when you go to the movies this weekend. You can watch the trailer above.

Hugh Hefner Biopic In The Works At Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. is currently working on a biopic for Playboy founder Hugh Hefner with producer Jerry Weintraub (The Karate Kid, Ocean’s Eleven). The project is being written by Peter Morgan (The Queen, The Last King of Scottland) and is set to be directed by Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin. Dobkin is currently wrapping up his latest project, a drama called The Judge starring Robert Downey Jr. and David Krumholtz, which is set for release this October. It is still unclear how the script will play out, if it will simply cover his early days with Playboy or more of a whole life chronicle, but considering the subject matter is Hugh Hefner and Playboy I’m sure it will be pretty graphic. Stay tuned for more.

Nike “Play Russian”


With this years winter campaign, sporting giant Nike has taken a different approach. Their newest commercial features the grit of Russia’s winter sports scene. With cameos from world class athletes like Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Kokorin, Darya Klishina & Egor Kaldikov among others; the commercial shows that winter is no excuse to stay indoors. Minnesota much?

Banksy Sighting in New York City’s Chinatown

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Banksy has been making the rounds in the U.S. lately hitting up Los Angeles a couple weeks ago and now New York City. After announcing his upcoming exhibition “Better Out Than In”, Banksy has candidly installed the above piece along a Chinatown street in NYC. Displaying his classic tongue in cheek humor, the piece depicts 2 children reaching for an “Off Limits” spray can. Peep the piece above and stay tuned for more info on “Better Out Than In” as we get closer.

*Update: The piece is rumored to have already been painted over AND the sign has been stolen by some hypebeast.

Grand Theft Auto V (Official Trailer)


Just weeks away from it’s release date, Rockstar games has provided the official trailer for the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V. Due out September 17th, GTAV looks like it might possibly be the greatest game of all time. Take a look at the above trailer which gives a little more insight into the story we’ll all begin 9/17.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Gameplay


The next installment to the Call of Duty empire, “Ghosts”; will be hitting shelves on November 5th and in anticipation the guys over at Activision have released this dope multiplayer gameplay trailer. The clip features a few of the new weapons, care package items, destructable environments and a few of the gameplay modes that will be available. Check out the trailer above and stay tuned for more details.