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 “It sucked.” That was Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s accurate assessment of McG‘s bungled “Terminator Salvation,” the fourth film in the franchise, which is perhaps most infamous for Christian Bale‘s onset tirade which went vira…

Every once in a while, the real world enters the frame of the movies, reminding us that all the squabbles about superheroes or arguments about cinematic canon are ultimately unimportant. On July 12, 2012, that bracing lesson came to light when a mass s…

Outside of the “The Dark Knight” trilogy with Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale hasn’t been particularly interested in blockbuster movies. Still, the pull of The Force can be hard to resist. Last summer, reports circulated Christian B…

Each year, Forbes comes out with their Most Overpaid and Best Value actors list, and each year I’m a bit mystified by the math. For whatever reason, box office figures are compiled for the last three movies an actor appeared in before June 1, 201…

The Oscars aren’t exactly the first thing on Hollywood’s mind at the moment, and yet, the campaigns must continue because in about two months the nominations will be unveiled. And upstart distributor Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures is…

Heath Ledger‘s beautifully unhinged performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan‘s “The Dark Knight” already has an aura of myth around it. Not just because it would be the actor’s final role before his tragic passing, bu…

Director Justin Kurzel has flexed his filmmaking muscles a few different ways so far in his career. He broke out with the stomach-churning thriller “The Snowtown Murders,” delivered his atmospheric take on Shakespeare‘s “Macbeth…

The blandly named Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures (that’s like calling a sports team Equipment Management Baseball Collective) are trying to make big waves, and quickly, among Hollywood’s establishment. Honcho Bryon Allen has been throwing money around, picking up Keanu Reeves vehicle “Replicas” and Kennedy family drama “Chappaquiddick” during the Toronto International Film Festival, when all the other buyers were keeping their wallets closed. Continue reading Christian Bale Heads To Oscar Season With ‘Hostiles’ at The Playlist.

TELLURIDE – Where do we even start with Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles”? Well, let’s get the specifics out of the way first. The independently financed western, which premiered at the 44th Telluride Film Festival, is set in 1892 toward the end of the American government’s systematic decimation of the Native American people. “Hostiles” follows Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale), a retiring Army captain who is ordered to accompany, along with a number of other soldiers under his command, a dying Cheyenne chief (Wes Studi) and his family (Adam Beach, Q’orianka Kilcher and Xavier Horsechief) from New Mexico to Montana. Continue reading ‘Hostiles’: Christian Bale And Rosamund Pike Can’t Save Overstuffed And Problematic Western [Telluride] at The Playlist.