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American Psycho Funko Pop! Toys Include 3 Different Patrick Bateman Figures

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American Psycho Funko Pop! Toys Include 3 Different Patrick Bateman Figures
Fresh from the London Toy Fair, Funko has revealed a new line of Pop! figures based on American Psycho. The trio of figures will immortalize the character of Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale, in three different ways, depicting some of the most iconic scenes from the movie. There is no word yet on when the toys will hit shelves, but they are set to be released sometime in 2020.

Two of the Patrick Bateman figures see the character holding an ax while wearing a raincoat, which is taken from one of the most memorable scenes. A variant bloody Chase version of the figure will be available in limited edition, alongside the standard, un-bloody version of the figure in the same pose. There is also a version that sees Bateman in a suit brandishing a knife that will be exclusive to Hot Topic. Funko brought the goods to the London Toy Fair,
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Christian Bale Jokes His Wife Prefers His Characters to Him — Even The Machinist!

Christian Bale Jokes His Wife Prefers His Characters to Him — Even The Machinist!
Christian Bale has an award-winning knack for immersing himself into his film roles — chameleon-like abilities which serve him very well as an actor, with the added benefit of occasionally, accidentally, entertaining his family members when certain characters have come home with him.

“I do it less now that I have kids because I don’t want to confuse them,” he tells People in the latest issue. “My wife definitely had favorites. She was like, ‘Ah, I miss him. He’s gone. You’re a d—. I want you to be that character again.'”

And who was his wife’s favorite?
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The Essentials: Christian Bale’s Best Performances

It feels relatively safe to say that no single Christian Bale performance is quite like the other. Sure, he’s transformed his body countless times, dropping a tremendous amount of weight for certain roles and gaining an abundance of it for others. But in terms of the roles he chooses and how he tackles them, Bale is constantly redefining himself: perpetually in the process of shedding his artistic skin so that he may effectively become whomever, he sets out to play.

Continue reading The Essentials: Christian Bale’s Best Performances at The Playlist.
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Christian Bale Says He’s Done Dramatically Losing and Gaining Weight for Roles

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Christian Bale Says He’s Done Dramatically Losing and Gaining Weight for Roles
Christian Bale is a great actor, and he’s also the type of actor who likes to go above and beyond for his roles. Over his career, Bale has lost and gained drastic amounts of weight, be it to play a rail-thin insomniac in The Machinist or a portly Dick Cheney in Vice. But according to Bale himself, […]

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Christian Bale Won't Go Fat or Skinny for Future Roles After Ford V Ferarri

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Christian Bale Won't Go Fat or Skinny for Future Roles After Ford V Ferarri
Christian Bale says he's done with intense weight fluctuation for his movie roles. The 45-year old actor has put his body through quite a bit of weight changes over the past few years. Bale takes his job as an actor very seriously and throws himself into his roles. However, it sounds like the days of eating an apple and a can of tuna every day are over, as are the days of eating everything in sight.

"I keep saying I'm done with it," Bale said in a new interview. "I really think I'm done with it, yeah." The actor is out currently promoting his latest movie, Ford V Ferrari, which opens next week. For the role, he had to lose 70 pounds from his previous role as former Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice. To properly play Dick Cheney, Bale decided that a fat suit would not be the way to go.
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Christian Bale Says He’s Done Gaining Weight For Roles, So Now You Can Do It Instead

Christian Bale is a great actor, there’s no doubt about that. But perhaps his performances are best remembered for the insane physical transformations he goes through. Daniel Day-Lewis may have spent a night in jail for a role, but Christian Bale ate nothing but tuna and apple for “The Machinist” and then went and literally became Batman. Well, it appears he’s either getting tired of leaving NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” in shame with his quicker and more radical weight losses, or it’s taking a toll on him.

Continue reading Christian Bale Says He’s Done Gaining Weight For Roles, So Now You Can Do It Instead at The Playlist.
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Christian Bale Says He’s Done Getting Fat for Roles

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Christian Bale Says He’s Done Getting Fat for Roles
Christian Bale is no stranger to gaining and losing weight. From a harrowing feat of emaciation in 2004’s “The Machinist” to getting plump for both last year’s “Vice” and 2013’s “American Hustle,” Bale has gotten fat, and thin — and also pretty jacked, in “American Psycho” and Christopher Nolan’s Batman films — for many of his roles.

Well, according to the English actor, those days are done. As reported by Entertainment Weekly in this weekend’s “CBS Sunday Morning” episode, the Academy Award-winning star of “The Fighter” said that he likely won’t be packing on or shedding the pounds again anytime soon. “I keep saying I’m done with it,” Bale tells CBS Sunday Morning. “I really think I’m done with it, yeah.”

Bale has long been defined by his rigorous commitment to whatever weight fluctuation a role demands. For “The Machinist,” he ate a can of tuna and an apple every day,
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Christian Bale Insists He's Done With Dramatic Weight Transformations

Christian Bale Insists He's Done With Dramatic Weight Transformations
Christian Bale's weight has yo-yoed over the years as he's both lost and gained weight for movie roles, and his efforts have paid off. But now he's had enough. The 45-year-old British actor gained about 40 pounds for American Hustle and packed on the same amount to play former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in the 2018 movie Vice, both of which earned him Oscar nominations. He recently dropped 70 pounds for his latest film, Ford v Ferrari, in which he plays slender racecar driver Ken Miles. He previously lost 60 pounds for the 2004 film The Machinist. He also got jacked for his roles in The Dark Knights trilogy and The Fighter,...
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Christian Bale Says He’s ‘Done’ with Losing and Gaining Weight for Movie Roles

Christian Bale Says He’s ‘Done’ with Losing and Gaining Weight for Movie Roles
Few actors are as devoted to character transformation as Christian Bale, who has gained and lost incredible amounts of weight for many of his past roles. But after his latest transformation — losing 70 lbs. to go from former Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice to racecar driver Ken Hill in Ford v Ferrari — Bale said he’s “done.”

“I keep saying I’m done with it. I really think I’m done with it, yeah,” the actor, 45, said on CBS This Morning, airing Nov. 10.

Bale said in December that he had “fun” gaining weight to play Cheney, and mostly just ate
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The Batman Training Has Robert Pattinson Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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The Batman Training Has Robert Pattinson Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Robert Pattinson is learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to prepare for his role in The Batman. Rigan Machado, an 8th degree red and black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, is the one training Pattinson. Matt Reeves took over the project from Ben Affleck a few years ago and has slowly been getting everything ready for production. For a while, it didn't really seem like the movie was ever going to happen, but Reeves worked hard to get the screenplay that he wanted, along with the right characters. Pattinson was not the obvious choice to take on the Dark Knight role by comic book fans, and some even started a petition to have him removed.

Rigan Machado posted a few pictures of he and Robert Pattinson on the mat over the weekend. Machado has trained a number of celebrities over the years, including Ashton Kutcher, Vin Diesel, Wiz Khalifa, and Charlie Hunnam for Sons of Anarchy.
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Netflix Original Movie Fractured Is A Twist-Filled Psychological Thriller - Movie Review

Fractured is the latest original movie from Netflix and comes from director Brad Anderson, the director of The Machinist. Sam Worthington stars in this psychological thriller and is joined by Lily Rabe, and Stephen Tobolowsky (Californication). But does this Netflix original outshine other original movies from the streaming service, or is it just more of the same?

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

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Fractured review – twisty Netflix thriller is derivative but diverting

Sam Worthington searches for his family in a familiarly plotted yet mostly effective mystery from The Machinist director Brad Anderson

There’s a queasy sense of foreboding attached to the nervy Netflix thriller Fractured, partly because we know something sinister is afoot but mostly because we have been here before and we have a good idea of where we are headed. The film, from reliable genre tradesman Brad Anderson, recalls a great number of thrillers, from The Lady Vanishes to Flight Plan to Unknown to Shutter Island to Dream House, and at times it buckles under this comparative weight, a Frankenwork struggling to justify the reasons why it was stitched together in the first place.

Related: In the Shadow of the Moon review – goofy but ambitious Netflix thriller
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Joker review – an ace turn from Joaquin Phoenix

A mesmerising lead performance gives Todd Phillips’s divisive reimagining of the comic villain raw power

Since opening to an eight-minute standing ovation at the Venice film festival in August, where it scooped the top prize, Todd Phillips’s origins picture about the birth of Batman’s cackling nemesis has become the focus of a moral backlash, with critics using words such as “toxic”, “cynical” and “irresponsible” to describe its relentlessly embittered (and allegedly glorified) tone. That such terms should be applied to a populist studio picture from the director of the Hangover movies is perhaps unsurprising. Phillips has previously struck gold by appealing to his audience’s basest urges with the kind of nastily nihilistic gross-out comedies that he recently complained have been killed by “woke culture”. Joker, which seems to draw in equal measure on Martin Scorsese’s scabrous media satire The King of Comedy and Alan Moore
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‘Joker’ Review

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Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Shea Whigham, Bill Camp, Marc Maron | Written by Todd Phillips, Scott Silver | Directed by Todd Phillips

IMDb’s one line description of Joker is almost misleading, while also being to the point: “A gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society.” Why no mention of the DC Universe? Why not a ‘Joker’ origins story? Why so reticent to claim to be a piece of the franchise jigsaw? Only Scott Frank’s Logan comes close, but that tragic tale dealt with the death of a hero. This is most certainly the birth of a nihilist villain. However, he’s doesn’t possess a villainous bone in his body – to start with.

An emaciated Joaquin Phoenix plays down trodden, and out of luck Arthur Fleck to his absolute physical best. Among the many acting techniques and exercises
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Christian Bale Admits Those Movie Transformations Turned Him and Matt Damon Into "Grumpy Old Men"

Christian Bale Admits Those Movie Transformations Turned Him and Matt Damon Into
For years, audiences have watched Matt Damon and Christian Bale undergo physical transformations for roles in the past. For instance, Bale lost weight for his part in The Machinist and Damon spent several hours each day training for his Jason Bourne movies. Now that Bale and Damon are a few years older—45 and 48, respectively—fans have to wonder: How much longer can they keep doing this to their bodies? "When you're younger and you get those micro tears you feel like, 'Man, I'm really getting some control in my mind here.' And then at 45 you go, 'What am I still doing this s--it for?'" Bale told British GQ in an interview published Tuesday. "One time I was doing a scene...
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Fractured: Trailer and Release Date for Sam Worthington Netflix Film

Joseph Baxter Sep 20, 2019

Avatar star Sam Worthington headlines Fractured, a Netflix movie with a mind-bending mystery.

Fractured is part of a slate of fall season horror (and horror-adjacent) film offerings from Netflix; in this case, a mystery movie brandishing a tinge of Twilight Zone-esque themes that question the reality of its embattled protagonist played by headliner Sam Worthington.

Indeed, the film found an appropriate helmer in The Machinist director Brad Anderson, providing a rather appropriate thematic juxtaposition to the morosely surreal 2004 thriller, as Worthington plays a man who, upon the disappearance of his wife and young daughter in a hospital emergency room, discovers that their existence has seemingly been erased from the memories and records of the staff.

Fractured Trailer

The trailer for Netflix film Fractured showcases a man who’s either experiencing supernatural phenomenon affected by the space-time continuum, or is just getting gaslighted by a bored hospital staff.
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Can You Solve the Mystery? First Trailer for Netflix's 'Fractured' Film

"Why would I have my daughter's scarf, but not her?" Netflix has unveiled an official trailer for a mystery thriller titled Fractured, the latest from acclaimed American filmmaker Brad Anderson. Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While his wife and their daughter go downstairs for an Mri scan, Ray, exhausted, passes out in a chair in the lobby. Upon waking up, they have no record or knowledge of Ray's family ever being checked in. Where did they go? What happened to his family!? Sam Worthington stars, with Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Adjoa Andoh, Stephanie Sy, Lucy Capri, Lauren Cochrane, and Erik Athavale. Looks alright, I'm curious to find out what's up.
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Ford V Ferrari Trailer #2: Damon and Bale Are Out to Crush Ferrari in the 1960s

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Ford V Ferrari is based on a true story, and stars the Academy Award-winning duo of Matt Damon and Christian Bale as the racing designer and driver respectively. Jason Bourne and Batman together at last. Damon stars as the American car designer, Carroll Shelby, with Bale as his tempestuous friend and driver, Ken Miles. After being humiliated by the founder of Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari, the unlikely duo team-up with Ford Motor Company to beat their racing car rivals at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. Along the way their fractious friendship will be tested, as well as their newly designed motor car, as the film navigates through the peaks and troughs that are oh-so familiar with a biopic.

This second trailer continues to bask in the golden, sun-kissed deserts on which our heroes test their racing skills, with the film so perpetually bright you can feel the heat coming off the screen.
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‘Netflix And Chills’ Horror Brand Celebrates Friday The 13th With Trailer And Pics

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Taking advantage of Friday the 13th, Netflix has released a sizzle reel for its “Netflix & Chills” horror brand, as well as release dates and first-look images for four original movies.

Check out the schedule below for the genre program, which includes original films and series as well as acquired fare like FX’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse and Scream 2.

The initiative kicks off Friday with the French-language original series Marianne, and wraps up October 25 with the debut of original film Rattlesnake and original series Prank Encounters.

Netflix released images (see them below) and dates for In the Tall Grass (October 4); Fractured (October 11); Eli (October 18); and Rattlesnake (October 25).

In the Tall Grass is based on a short story first published in Esquire, written by Stephen King and his son, Joe Hill. It stars Harrison Gilbertson, Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Will Buie Jr., Rachel Wilson and Patrick Wilson. Vincenzo Natali wrote and directed.
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Tony Ayres, Christian White entice Netflix with ‘Clickbait’

Christian White.

Tony Ayres and Christian White are co-creating Clickbait, an eight-episode thriller for Netflix, the streaming giant’s first original series to be produced in Melbourne.

Tony Ayres Productions (Tap), Matchbox Pictures and the UK’s Heyday Television will produce the series scripted by White with funding from the Federal Government’s Location Incentive program and Film Victoria’s Production Incentive Attraction Fund.

American Brad Anderson, whose credits include the USA Network’s The Sinner, ABC’s Forever and the movies The Machinist and Beirut, will direct the first two episodes.

Due to shoot in November at Docklands Studios, the production will bring in more than $36 million of international investment, employ about 540 cast, crew and extras and use the services of 290 local businesses, according to Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

That implies a production budget of around $5 million an hour. The cast is expected
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