Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Why watch: The ’Berg does a prestige (read: Oscar-friendly) film about the 16th President of the United States.
The low-down: It’s about the last four months of Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) in office before his assassination.
The buzz: This isn’t going to be a put-you-to-sleep, stuffy textbook biopic, assures Steven Spielberg, who at one point was developing his passion project with Liam Neeson as the iconic head of state. He says, “[It’s about] Lincoln at work, not just standing around posing for the history books … doing some of the greatest work for the world.” And some of that “greatest work” includes the abolishment of slavery. (No, slaying vampires isn’t on his CV, thank you very much.) And as the commander-in-chief, Day-Lewis is also doing some of his greatest work. “He is very much deeply invested and immersed throughout the day when he’s in character,” says one producer. In fact, he so embodied Honest Abe’s persona that even Spielberg addressed the reclusive actor/amateur cobbler as “Mr President”. Is there room on DDL’s mantle for a third Oscar? (He’s won before for My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood.)
Opens: Feb 21, 2013
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Opens in cinemas 30 May 2013. It’s been two years. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) are happily living uneventful live... More Opens in cinemas 30 May 2013. It’s been two years. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) are happily living uneventful lives at home. Tattoos have been lasered off, files purged. The last they heard from disaster-magnet Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong), he’d been tossed into a Thai prison and, with him out of the way, the guys have very nearly recovered from their nights prowling the seamy side of Las Vegas in a roofie’d haze, and being kidnapped, shot at, and chased by drug-dealing mobsters in Bangkok. The only member of the Wolfpack who’s not content is Alan (Zach Galifianakis). Still lacking a sense of purpose, the group’s black sheep has ditched his meds and given into his natural impulses in a big way—which, for Alan, means no boundaries, no filters and no judgment—until a personal crisis forces him to finally seek the help he needs. And who better than his three best friends to make sure he takes the first step. This time, there’s no bachelor party. No wedding. What could possibly go wrong? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. “The Hangover Part III” is the epic conclusion to an incomparable odyssey of mayhem and bad decisions, in which the guys must finish what they started by going back to where it all began: Las Vegas. One way or another…it all ends here. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes “The Hangover Part III,” the third and final film in director Todd Phillips’ record-shattering comedy trilogy. “The Hangover Part III” reunites stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha as Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug. Also returning to the cast are Ken Jeong as Leslie Chow; Heather Graham as Stu’s first wife, Jade; and Jeffrey Tambor as Alan’s father, Sid. Joining the ensemble for the first time is John Goodman, starring as the guys’ new nightmare, Marshall. Todd Phillips directs from a screenplay he wrote with Craig Mazin, who previously collaborated with him on the screenplay for “The Hangover Part II.” The film is produced by Phillips and Dan Goldberg, with Thomas Tull, Scott Budnick, Chris Bender and J.C. Spink serving as executive producers. The film also reunited key members of Todd Phillips’ creative team from the first two films: director of photography Lawrence Sher, editor Debra Neil-Fisher and costume designer Louise Mingenbach. They are joined by production designer Maher Ahmad (“Gangster Squad”) and editor Jeff Groth (“Project X”). The music is composed by Christophe Beck, who created the scores for “The Hangover” and “The Hangover Part II.” Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Green Hat Films Production of a Todd Phillips Movie: “The Hangover Part III.” It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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