* User Info

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 8
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* Downloads for Forum Members

* Board Stats

  • stats Total Members: 10
  • stats Total Posts: 8807
  • stats Total Topics: 1444
  • stats Total Categories: 4
  • stats Total Boards: 24
  • stats Most Online: 62

Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
Coming Soon / Re: Victoria and Abduhl Sept 22, 2017 US
« Last post by Luce on Today at 10:03:59 AM »
This looks wonderful!
Non-Period Drama Films / 16 Action Films to See Before You Die
« Last post by genie on Today at 07:11:42 AM »
Coming Soon / Victoria and Abduhl Sept 22, 2017 US
« Last post by genie on Today at 06:51:45 AM »
« Last post by genie on Today at 06:35:10 AM »
General / Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting
« Last post by genie on June 20, 2017, 04:28:32 PM »

June 20, 2017 | 12:20PM PT

Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, widely considered one of the preeminent actors of his generation, is retiring from acting, Variety has learned.

The 60-year-old star, who has played presidents, writers, and gang leaders in a career that has spanned four decades, has one final film awaiting release, an untitled drama set in the world of high fashion. It is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2017 and reunites him with Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed Day-Lewis to a best actor Oscar in 2007’s “There Will Be Blood.” Day-Lewis intends to help promote the movie, according to a person familiar with his plans.

He did not give a reason for his retirement. In a statement, Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, confirmed the news: “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject. ”

Day-Lewis is the only performer to ever win three best actor Oscars. They came for the title role in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” for his turn as a rapacious oil man in “There Will Be Blood,” and for his performance as writer and artist Christy Brown in “My Left Foot.” He earned two other Academy Award nominations for “Gangs of New York” and “In the Name of the Father.”

Day-Lewis has been praised for his shape-shifting acting and versatility. He is known for going to extreme lengths for his performances, frequently remaining in character off-screen. He has also starred in musicals (“Nine”), adventure epics (“The Last of the Mohicans“), and period dramas (“The Age of Innocence”).

The method master once learned Czech to play a philandering doctor in “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” listened to Eminem records to channel rage in “Gangs of New York,” and confined himself to a wheelchair for “My Left Foot” to play Brown, who had cerebral palsy.

Day-Lewis, who is the son of poet Cecil Day-Lewis and English actress Jill Balcon, made his screen debut at the age of 14 in a bit part in 1971’s “Sunday, Bloody Sunday.” He first gained attention on the stage and on television before dazzling critics in 1985 with the one-two punch of “My Beautiful Laundrette” and “A Room With a View,” convincingly playing a street tough and an upper class Edwardian.

Although he has remained in high demand, Day-Lewis is also known as being highly selective, often waiting years between projects. In the late ’90s and early aughts he appeared to give up acting for a while, reportedly working as a cobbler before Martin Scorsese convinced him to return to the screen for “Gangs of New York.”
Piffle, Whimsy and Games / Re: Name the Film ...
« Last post by DCM on June 19, 2017, 06:03:43 AM »
I haven't actually seen Loss of a Teardrop Diamond - I've seen clips and still photos of it and recognised it...

Haven't seen Gifted yet, might wait till its released on dvd
Piffle, Whimsy and Games / Re: Name the Film ...
« Last post by genie on June 18, 2017, 06:00:12 PM »
Loss of a Teardrop Diamond?

Bravo!  I just watched that again.  I believe it's on one of the streaming services.

Boy, is he handsome!

Have you seen "Gifted" yet?

Piffle, Whimsy and Games / Re: Name the Film ...
« Last post by DCM on June 18, 2017, 05:54:30 PM »
Loss of a Teardrop Diamond?
Piffle, Whimsy and Games / Re: Name the Film ...
« Last post by genie on June 17, 2017, 10:15:26 AM »

Piffle, Whimsy and Games / Name the Film ...
« Last post by genie on June 17, 2017, 09:55:14 AM »

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10

* BBC Films

* The Guardian (Film)

  • post The Big Sick review ? Kumail Nanjiani's real-life romcom is a humane delight - 22 June
  • The stand-up comic turned Silicon Valley star teams up with Judd Apatow to tell the charming story of how he met his wifeIf you?re a comic keen to express, in great detail, the many difficulties of your everyday life on screen, then congrats ? Hollywood wants to hear your story, even if a mass audience often doesn?t. The critical success of Louie has led to shows from Tig Nataro, Marc Maron, Pete Holmes, Cameron Esposito, Maria Bamford and Aziz Ansari, all riffing on versions of themselves with mixed, and sometimes under-seen, results. It?s become a strangely overpopulated sub-genre of late, and a feature-length film based on the early days of standup-turned-sitcom star Kumail Nanjiani arrives at a time when it feels as necessary as another superhero reboot. Related: Kumail Nanjiani: 'For a long time, there was one famous American brown actor' Continue reading...
  • post Ron Howard signed up to direct Star Wars spin-off Han Solo movie - 22 June
  • Veteran director takes over after Lego Movie co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller fired two days ago after clashing with studio headsThe Da Vinci Code?s Ron Howard has replaced The Lego Movie?s Phil Lord and Chris Miller as director of the Han Solo spin-off movie, the much-anticipated new instalment of the Star Wars standalone series.According to the Hollywood Reporter, Howard joined the film two days after Lord and Miller were sensationally fired over ?creative differences? with the film?s producers Lucasfilm. Reports have suggested clashes with veteran scriptwriter Lawrence Kasdan were at least partly responsible. Continue reading...
  • post On the set of Edgar Wright?s Baby Driver: ?Everything is fun with Jamie Foxx around? - 22 June
  • Bullitt collides with Barry White in the British director?s most ambitious project to date. Wright and his stars Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm and Lily James explain why this noisy heist is a Hollywood ?unicorn?

    Edgar Wright is in remarkably, unfathomably good spirits. It?s day 23 of a high-pressure shoot for Baby Driver, the director?s latest and biggest film, and Wright is standing on a closed-off portion of a highway in Atlanta, overseeing a frenetic car chase on a scale that easily surpasses anything he?s made before.Wright is casually propped up against one of the many vehicles on the road, wearing a boater and looking like the postcard embodiment of an Englishman abroad. As he excitedly talks about the world he created on paper coming to life, Jamie Foxx walks past in a boilersuit. ?Everything is fun with Jamie Foxx around,? Wright says, beaming at his Oscar-winning star. ?We have Gladys Knight and the Pips playing, so we good,? Foxx replies, one earphone in. Continue reading...
  • post The Graduate review ? Hoffman and Bancroft are as irresistibly watchable as ever - 22 June
  • Attitudes have changed since Anne Bancroft?s predatory seduction of hapless Dustin Hoffman, but this rereleased classic remains a hugely pleasurable experience If ever a movie captured the audience?s imagination with its musical soundtrack, it was The Graduate, that irresistibly watchable 1967 classic, now rereleased in cinemas, starring as Anne Bancroft as the sexy and jaded fortysomething Mrs Robinson, who seduces 21-year-old Ben, played by the young Dustin Hoffman ? that muddled young man whose sentimental education begins only after he graduates college. Simon and Garfunkel?s eerie and sublime The Sound of Silence perfectly captures both Ben?s alienation and bewilderment about what he should do with his life, and then his postcoital disenchantment and self-loathing. And Here?s to You Mrs Robinson, with its gentle reassurance that Jesus loves her, provides a note of final gentleness and forgiveness for this character that is really nowhere in the script. It is, incidentally, very different from Billy Paul?s woozily sensual soul song Me and Mrs Jones, which came out four years later. Continue reading...
  • post The Book of Henry is a catastrophically awful film. Everyone should see it - 22 June
  • Tonally it jerks from syrupy to shrill, filled with A-list actors working without conviction or connection. This is a film to be studied in What Not to Do classesIt had the star-wattage and the slick presentation, the money behind it, the talent on screen, the entire infrastructure of a major studio available to keep everything on course, and you have to wonder why The Book of Henry went so catastrophically wrong. Related: The Book of Henry review ? icky revenge weepie pours syrup over everything Continue reading...
  • post The Good, the Bad and the Ugly's graveyard comes back from the dead - 22 June
  • Documentary honours film fans who laboured to restore setting for 1966 spaghetti western?s climactic sceneAfter more than 50 years, several fistfuls of euros and countless wheelbarrow journeys, one of the most famous graveyards in cinema history has been rescued from oblivion and is to be honoured in a new documentary.Sad Hill cemetery is the setting for the climax of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, when Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach face off against each other to the strains of Ennio Morricone. Continue reading...
  • post At the drive-in: Julien Temple's Glastonbury Cineramageddon - 22 June
  • One day the film-maker hopes to project movies on to the clouds. But for now he?s launching a drive-in unlike any otherGlastonbury is a lot of things: Britain?s biggest music festival, a hedonistic wonderland, a rally stop for Jeremy Corbyn. However, it?s unlikely anyone would think of it as a cineaste?s paradise.Ok, perhaps that?s a little unfair. The festival?s resident cinema, the Pilton Palais, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and has seen some notable premieres, most recently of Asif Kapadia?s Amy Winehouse doc. Film, however, has generally been relegated to a supporting role. Continue reading...
  • post Rebel Wilson's $7m damages claim should be thrown out, Bauer Media says - 22 June
  • Actor seeks money over eight articles that defamed her in May 2015, including $5.89m in special damagesRebel Wilson?s ?extraordinarily large? special damages claim should be thrown out because she has failed to prove she suffered losses as a result of a series of defamatory magazine articles, a court has heard.Wilson is seeking $5.893m in special damages ? which would cover the loss of one film role ? and general damages of $1.2m, bringing total damages sought to an ?extremely conservative? $7.093m. Continue reading...
  • post Diverse casting leads to box office success, study shows - 21 June
  • A study released by the Creative Artists Agency showed that, from 2014 to 2016, films with more diverse casts outperformed others at the box officeA new study by the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) says that films with more diverse casts perform better at the box office than less diverse ones, confirming what people and actors of color have been saying for years.The data, which studied 413 films released between January 2014 and December 2016, catalogued the ethnicity of the top 10 actors per film, noting that those with at least a 30% non-white cast have tended to financially outperform films that fail to reach that threshold. Continue reading...
  • post Star Wars: Han Solo spin-off directors fired after 'creative differences' - 21 June
  • Studio and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller part ways during production as directors say ?for once the cliche creative differences is true?The directors of the forthcoming Star Wars Han Solo spin-off have parted ways with the studio midway through the film?s production.Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had left the production due to ?different creative visions? for the film, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as a young version of beloved Star Wars character Han Solo. Continue reading...

* CinemaBlend

* Guardian - Film

* Recent Posts

Re: Victoria and Abduhl Sept 22, 2017 US by Luce
[Today at 10:03:59 AM]

16 Action Films to See Before You Die by genie
[Today at 07:11:42 AM]

Victoria and Abduhl Sept 22, 2017 US by genie
[Today at 06:51:45 AM]

[Today at 06:35:10 AM]

Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting by genie
[June 20, 2017, 04:28:32 PM]

Re: Name the Film ... by DCM
[June 19, 2017, 06:03:43 AM]

* Calendar

June 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 [22] 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

No calendar events were found.