Monthly Archives: September 2013

“THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY” Daily Dose of Mitty Moments Revealed via Posters Debut

 Walter Mitty
Ben Stiller takes us to an exhilarating journey in the upcoming feel-good adventure movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”  Directed and starred by Stiller, the movie celebrates one’s true potential with the story of a daydreamer who finally embarks on his most extraordinary journey.
                Walter Mitty (Stiller) is your everyday ordinary guy who efficiently gets things done at the office but never gets recognized for his efforts.  Until one day, he finds the courage to take a leap of faith and bring his daydreaming into the grandeur of reality.  Stepping out of his confines, he finally breaks out of his daily grind to achieve his dreams.
 Walter Mitty
                “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” opens January 29, 2014 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
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BEN AFFLECK PLAYS ONLINE GAMBLING KINGPIN IN “RUNNER RUNNER”

RUNNER, RUNNER
Despite the risks – statistical and criminal – online gambling holds innumerable attractions.   In today’s post-economic-meltdown world, young people have fewer job options than ever before. But that hasn’t done anything to affect their desire to get-rich-quickly.  This generation – consumers from early childhood – is used to getting what they want, when they want it, with the click of a mouse.
                “Runner Runner” depicts the risks of this reality starring Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton where Timberlake plays Princeton grad and former Wall Street star Richie Furst, who believes he’s been swindled by an online poker organization based in Costa Rica. He decides to head to Central America to confront the owner, Affleck’s Ivan Block, and is soon seduced by the promise of immense wealth. As Block’s right-hand man he uncovers more than he bargains for, and is soon juggling loyalties and trying to stay alive.
                The lavish life of “Runner Runner’s” gambling kingpin Ivan Block is what director Brad Furman calls, “the new American dream.”  He elaborates:  “Technology has led us to a world where everything comes very quickly, which has expedited this concept of the American dream.  Young people today want everything faster – especially money.”
                Affleck agrees, “Underneath this allure of fast and easy money is something inherently fraudulent,  crooked, broken and wrong.” Everything now is about getting rich quickly, by any means necessary.  The new corporate ethos is to cut the other guy’s throat.  In some circles, it’s even considered healthy and to be prized.”
                Ivan Block’s own journey down the rabbit hole has yielded untold riches, which is all the enticement Richie needs for what ultimately becomes a rite of passage.  “Ivan Block is the unapologetic mentor who says, ‘Get what you can get and don’t think twice about it,’” says Affleck. “Block wants to manipulate Richie, to get him to be part of his team.  His mission is to groom Richie so he won’t object to some of the darker things he sees.”
                Affleck notes that reading people is one of Block’s chief strengths in distracting Richie from the tycoon’s less savory aspects: “Block knows what buttons to press on people, and his most impressive trick is to distract them from his true motives.  To Block, people are insecure and almost desperate to succeed. He knows people feel they’ve been kicked around and that we’re taught to chase the dollar and to equate wealth with status, honor, success, and manliness.  So he holds up that wealth, which blinds Richie to what’s really going on.”
                “The movie hopefully will show how complicated Ivan Block is. We like to stand apart and look at people in this binary way and say you’re bad and you’re good, and I think that makes really an interesting drama. What I hoped was that people would understand and identify with this guy on some levels, and maybe some people would find him and what he’s proselytizing appealing. Justin’s character does early on, and then given time he’s revealed to be a guy who makes very bad choices and does things we recognize as immoral. What I think is interesting is that hopefully, if we’ve done our job right, you see at the root of those choices was a guy who wasn’t necessarily bad to begin with, but chose a road. Once he made that choice he did what he had to do in order to be successful on that road,” Affleck explains of his character.
                Before stepping in the caped crusader’s realm, Affleck says he immensely enjoyed the opportunity to “chew the scenery” of “Runner Runner” and, after the enormous success he had as director of last year’s “Argo,” relished the chance to “just be an actor again”. Which may come as a surprise to those who have adjusted to thinking of him as a world-class director – before the groundbreaking “Argo,” Affleck helmed the kidnapping drama “Gone Baby Gone” and Boston heist thriller “The Town.”
                Included in Affleck’s journey as one of Hollywood’s A-list actors are unforgettable and blockbuster films such as “Good Will Hunting,” “Chasing Amy,” “Jay and Silent Bob,” “Mallrats,” “Dogma,” “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Daredevil,” “Gigli,” “Hollywoodland,” “Smokin’ Aces” and “The Company Men.”
                “Runner Runner” opens September 26 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Q and A With Visionary Director Ryuhei Kitamura in ‘No One Lives’

luke evans with director (2)

Ryuhei Kitamura’s unique visual style has propelled him to international acclaim as one of the entertainment industry’s top filmmakers.

In 2008, Kitamura directed his first Hollywood movie, The Midnight Meat Train, based on a novel by legendary Clive Barker for Lakeshore Entertainment and Lionsgate starring Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb and Vinnie Jones, which won both the Audience award and the Sci Fi Jury Award at the Gerardmer Film Festival.

In 2009, he directed his first animated film, Baton, which was written and produced by the internationally acclaimed writer/director Shunji Iwai. The film was made for the EXPO of the 150th anniversary celebration of the city of Yokohama in Japan.

luke evans with director (4)

His range of work goes far beyond movies, making Kitamura one of today’s most versatile Japanese filmmakers. He directed Japanese rock super star Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi’s live-concert documentary, Sakurajima. Additionally, he directed all the scenes for the worldwide mega hit video game, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes. Kitamura has directed numerous commercials and music videos, as well.

In his upcoming film ‘No One Lives’ director Ryuhei Kitamura took part in our latest Q&A session, telling us about his love for Driver, working with Luke Evans and Robert Hall, and what’s next:

Thank you very much for taking the time to talk with Daily Dead. What was it about the script for No One Lives that made you want to take on this project?

I loved the script because it was not just about blood and guts. I was fascinated by the character of Driver; a non-stop killing machine doing it all for love. To me this is a twisted love story.

When looking for your lead actor, was Luke Evans your first pick? What made him stand out from the pack and why was he perfect for this role?

Luke was the first and only candidate. I needed someone who was not only good looking and sexy but also has intelligence, madness, and a sense of humor. Luke gave life to the Driver character. He is an amazing actor.

When it came to the script, did you work with David Cohen to make any modifications? What are some of the changes that were put in when you boarded the project?

The script was very good already so there weren’t many big changes but yes I worked with David closely and added some ideas and developed characters and relationships. Most of the fun bloody killings and funny lines were already there.

luke evans with director

Horror fans are really turned off by CGI effects and I was happy to see No One Lives use plenty of practical effects. Was that something you insisted on? What was your experience like working with Robert Hall?

I’m not a big fan of CGI blood so I was determined to go more analogue, in an ‘80s way and I’m glad that Robert Hall was able to help make it possible. Robert is not only the special effects artist but also a director himself and cares about the movie overall and not just the effects. It was pleasure working with him.

Were you happy with how the final movie turned out? Was there anything major from the movie that was changed or was cut out?

here are too many people involved in making movies and it’s very hard to fight through to protect my vision 100%. I did my best and I am proud of the movie.

Would you have any interest in working on a sequel to No One Lives? Is that something that has been actively discussed?

No. I did everything I can on No One Lives and there’s not much left I can do. I’m not that interested in creating a sequel to it… though I am working right now on the sequel to VERSUS2.

Can you tell us about the projects you have coming up next?

can’t say much but I’m in pre-production on my new action movie which will be shot in Asia. I have projects on the docket but it’s movie business so you never what you will be doing next. Whatever it is that I do next, I’ll do my best to make it a fun movie with my style.

luke evans with director (3) 

‘’No One Lives” is released and distributed by

Solar Entertainment Corporation.

SHOWING Nationwide September 11, 2013

“THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY” Daily Dose of Mitty Moments Revealed via Posters Debut

Walter Mitty
Ben Stiller takes us to an exhilarating journey in the upcoming feel-good adventure movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”  Directed and starred by Stiller, the movie celebrates one’s true potential with the story of a daydreamer who finally embarks on his most extraordinary journey.
Walter Mitty (Stiller) is your everyday ordinary guy who efficiently gets things done at the office but never gets recognized for his efforts.  Until one day, he finds the courage to take a leap of faith and bring his daydreaming into the grandeur of reality.  Stepping out of his confines, he finally breaks out of his daily grind to achieve his dreams.
Walter Mitty
 7“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” opens January 29, 2014 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
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