Marlon Brando's Lost "Rebel Without a Cause" Screen Test 


James Dean famously played the part but once upon a time, Marlon Brando tried for the role of Jim Stark, our rebel without a cause. Thanks to Reddit user ZCatcher via the HuffPost, we can now see the screen test of Brando for the beloved classic. He didn't get the part, but Brando went on to become one of the most influential actors in cinema history.

"Rebel Without a Cause" opened in 1955 but on the same year, Brando won Best Actor Oscar for his performance in "On the Waterfront."

He could have been a contender indeed!

Here's the screen test:




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Hot New Trailer: Japanese "Unforgiven" Remake 


"Unforgiven," the 1992 Oscar-winning film by Clint Eastwood is getting a Japanese counterpart! This one is called "Yurusarezaru Mono" which means "A Thing That Can’t Be Forgiven" and stars Ken Watanabe ("The Last Samurai," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Batman Begins") in the Eastwood role. Lee Sang-Il wrote and directed the samurai re-imagination of the western classic. The film is set to open in Japan on Sept. 13 and has been submitted to the Venice Film Festival according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Check out the trailer and see its heartfelt homage to the 1992 American original.



Here's more info on "Yurusarezaru Mono" from Wiki:

The story is set in Hokkaido around 1880, the start of the Meiji period following the collapse of the Edo shogunate, at a time when the Japanese government is attempting to open the land (then named Ezo) populated by the indigenous Ainu people.

In the shogunate's waning days, Jubei Kamata (Watanabe), a former swordsman of the shogunate, slaughters countless rebels under orders, earning a fearsome reputation in Kyoto. Following the government's collapse, he takes part in a succession of bloody battles culminating in the decisive battle at Goryokaku, then vanishes without a trace, eluding the determined efforts of the new government to capture him.
More than a decade later, Jubei lives on in desolate isolation as a frugal rancher with an Ainu woman as his wife and their children. His wife — who alone transformed a man whose only reason for existence was to kill — dies, leaving him to guard over her grave with their children in sparse austerity.

However, the man who vowed never to take sword again finds himself driven by poverty to once again join battle as a bounty hunter. Together with a former comrade, he faces those convinced in their own justice. Another cycle of violence starts anew in another new era.

The entire cast is as follows:

Cast[edit]

Ken Watanabe as Jubei Kamata
Akira Emoto as Kingo Baba
Koichi Sato as Ichizo Oishi
Yuya Yagira as Goro Sawada
Shiori Kutsuna as Natsume
Eiko Koike as Okaji
Jun Kunimura as Masaharu Kitaooji
Yoshimasa Kondo as Kihachi
Yukiyoshi Ozawa as Sanosuke Hotta
Takahiro Miura as Unosuke Hotta
Kenichi Takito as Yasaburo Himeji

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Kaiju Vs. Jaeger! "Pacific Rim" Movie Review 


We’ve been waiting for “Pacific Rim” by writer/director Guillermo del Toro. It was supposed to come out July of last year, and then Warner Bros. moved the film’s release date to May of this year, and then finally, to July 12, 2013. Is it worth the wait? Here’s what you need to know – aliens came from beneath the Pacific and unleashed a horde of monsters known as Kaiju. Mankind banded and in order to fight monsters, they created monsters – giant robots known as Jaeger. Each robot is controlled by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. This is called the drift.

Del Toro co-wrote the script with Travis Beacham (“Clash of the Titans”) and the special effects are from the Industrial Light and Magic. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, and del Toro favorite, Ron Perlman, star in this giant robot of a movie.

But is “Pacific Rim” worth the wait? Take a look:



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Britney Spears Schleps for "Smurfs 2!" See Her New Music Video "Ooh La La" 


Britney has released her new video "Ooh La La" which is really a little teaser for "Smurfs 2." Here, she's accompanied by her two sons, Sean and Jayden, as they accompany their mommy inside the magical world of the Smurfs. The sequel, by the way, opens July 31st because I know you're really looking forward to seeing it!



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Christian Bale Gets Revenge! See New Trailer for Searing "Out of the Furnace" 


Relativity Media has just released the official trailer and poster for their upcoming awards bait, "Out of the Furnace," from writer/director Scott Cooper ("Crazy Heart"). The film has an Oscar caliber cast including Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoë Saldana and Sam Shepard. The trailer is enticing (see below).

Here's the official summary from Relativity:

Russell Baze (Christian Bale) works a dead-end job at the local steel mill, as his terminally ill father did before him. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so - with nothing left to lose - Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother. Sometimes your battles choose you.




Here's more info on "Out of the Furnace"

Release: November 27, 2013 (Limited) and December 6, 2013 (Expansion)
Director: Scott Cooper
Written by: Brad Ingelsby and Scott Cooper
Cast: Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe with Zoë Saldana and Sam Shepard
Producers: Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Kavanaugh, Ridley Scott, Michael Costigan
Executive Producer: Tucker Tooley, Ron Burkle, Jason Colbeck, Robbie Brenner, Brooklyn Weaver, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Christian Mercuri, Joe Gatta, Jeff Waxman

From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so - with nothing left to lose - Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother. The impressive cast of Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are rounded out by Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard and Willem Dafoe.

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