Movies Online comes with the information that Blindness will be launching in DVD next February .
Although it got mixed reviews since this film was shot in my home town I for one will give it a shot! A mysterious epidemic sends a city reeling toward the edge of madness, while one woman tries to preserve a small pocket of humanity in the taut thriller Blindness, coming to DVD on February 10, 2009. Presented by Miramax Films and based on Nobel Laureate José Saramago’s masterful novel, this intense and gritty drama, called “powerful and provocative” by Stephen Schaefer of the Boston Herald, was nominated for the 2008 Palme d’Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Mark Ruffalo’s life is resuming some semblance of normalcy just over a month after his brother was declared dead of a gunshot wound.
E! News has learned that the still-mourning actor, who dropped out of a film in the immediate aftermath of his brother’s death, is gearing up to return to work, directing and starring in the tentatively titled Sympathy for Delicious.
“We’re starting shooting in a week,” says a production insider.
The film, originally expected to begin shooting last month, was indefinitely postponed after word of Scott Ruffalo’s death broke.
Mark Ruffalo will star as a priest in the film, which follows a paralyzed DJ who seeks out the world of faith healing. Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis and Ruffalo’s You Can Count on Me partner, Laura Linney, also star.
The cast convened for a get-together last Friday, with Bloom, Lewis, Ruffalo and his wife, Sunrise Coigney, joining forces for a low-key night out at Teddy’s at the Roosevelt Hotel.
A source told E! News the foursome “sat in the back, corner table behind the DJ booth, just drinking soda water and having a good night.”
Just found two new and gorgeous photoshoots, both taken in 2008, for Self and LA Times. Sadly they have watermarks, but hopefully we can replace them one day.
I have hundreds of pictures to add here, I’m still trying to get some free time to upload everything. I was able to get all 2004-2007 events pictures, so please be patience with me, they’ll be added asap.
Added 1000+ screencaptures of “Blindness”. Did you saw this movie? Just saw it, and it’s shocking and awesome. Let your review here, for us.
Remember, if you haven’t saw the movie yet, that spoilers are present in the whole caps. Also some caps are too bright or too dark, but it’s because the movie, not a problem in the captures itself.
• Blindness (2008) Screencaptures
I would like to wish you all a very happy holidays season, full of peace, love and harmony. And a great new year, full of realizations.
I hope Mark and his family stay well tonight, despiting all latest events, that he may be find peace with the people he loves. His family are still in my prayers.
MTV have an exclusive clipe of Mark in “What Doesn’t Kill You”, which opened in limited releases last Friday.
In it, Brian (Mark Ruffalo) is visited by a local police detective (Donnie Wahlberg, who also co-wrote the film). Check it out below.
Edited – Added screencaptures to the gallery, as well the clip itself to download. Enjoy!
With two Satellite Awards for best actor, plus a film coming out this Friday, this could and should have been a good week for 41-year-old Mark Ruffalo, whose acting career was threatened six years ago when he underwent surgery for a brain tumor that was found to be benign.
Instead this week will go down as one of the worst in the life of the actor in front of You Can Count on Me, In the Cut, Zodiac and this year’s underappreciated Blindness, when his younger brother, Scott Ruffalo, died Monday night after living on life support for a week since he was found shot in the head outside of his Beverly Hills condominium, Dec. 1. Scott was 39.
One of the two Satellite awards was for Mark’s performance as Stephen, a conman, in Brothers Bloom. The other was for his performance in the upcoming and ill fated-titled film, What Doesn’t Kill You.
Based on the life and screenplay of Mark’s buddy — the film’s writer-director and actor, Brian Goodman — Mark plays Brian, a drug addicted hoodlum, husband and father who almost went over the edge living and working with his partner in crime, Paulie (Ethan Hawke), on the streets of working class Boston.
As more and more details come out Scott’s death – the narrative has moved from random robbery to a drug-induced Russian roulette mistake – What Doesn’t Kill You, Mark’s performance in the film, and what he said below in a pre-Thanksgiving interview takes on an extra layer of meaning.
Why did you want to make this film?
Mark Ruffalo: The true story aspect of it makes it completely different. In my memory I can’t remember a lot of films that are quite like this, that deal with drug addiction and crime and just rising out of it in a really, kind-of-honest way. It gets glorified or it gets so sappy with 12-step stuff it becomes like a preachy kind of thing. I knew if I could play Brian that would be a pretty great and interesting role.
After last week’s tragic shooting death of his brother, work is probably the last thing on Mark Ruffalo’s mind.
Now comes word that the You Can Count On Me actor has dropped out of what was supposed to be his next job, the indie dramedy Greenburg. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ruffalo will be replaced by Ben Stiller, who will make a rare dramatic turn in the Noah Baumbach-helmed project.
No official reason has been given for Ruffalo’s departure, but considering the circumstances, it’s easy to understand what his motivation might be.
Beverly Hills police continue to investigate whether his brother, Scott Ruffalo, died from a gunshot wound to the head after playing Russian roulette. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed later today.
Ruffalo’s not the only major departure from Greenburg. Amy Adams was supposed to costar, but she, too, has decided to pass, and a search is under way for her replacement.
Mark Ruffalo is speaking out about the tragic death of his brother.
“Mark Ruffalo and his family deeply appreciate the outpouring of prayers and support during this most difficult time of the passing of Scott Ruffalo, beloved son, brother and husband,” a rep for the actor said in a statement, TMZ reports. “The funeral service will be private.”
Scott Ruffalo, 39, died Monday night, one week after he was shot in the head inside his Beverly Hills apartment.
In remembrance, the family has created a memorial fund in Scott’s name. Donations may be sent to:
Scott Ruffalo, Family Fund
c/o Altman Greenfield & Selvaggi, CPA’s
200 Park Avenue South 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003
A day after actor Mark Ruffalo’s brother died of a gunshot wound to the head, an attorney for the woman arrested in the case says she was merely a witness to a game of Russian Roulette.
Scott Ruffalo, 39, died late Monday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills Police Sgt. Renato Moreno said.
Authorities continued Tuesday to investigate the role of Shaha Mishaal Adham, 26, who turned herself in to police Monday after authorities issued a warrant for her arrest for investigation of attempted murder.
Adham’s initial court appearance was scheduled for Wednesday.
Her attorney downplayed her role late Tuesday, telling the New York Daily News that she witnessed Scott Ruffalo shoot himself during a game of Russian Roulette. Ronald Richards told the newspaper that Adham had gone to Scott Ruffalo’s condo to pick up a set of keys and fled after the shooting.
Richards said in a subsequent e-mail to The Associated Press late Tuesday night that he was still talking to police about the incident and had no further comment.
Police have declined to discuss a motive for the shooting or possible evidence against Adham, who is being held without bail. Scott Ruffalo, a hairstylist, was found with a gunshot wound to the head in Beverly Hills on Dec. 1.
His family released a statement Tuesday evening to thank supporters and announce the creation of a fund in his honor.
“Mark Ruffalo and his family deeply appreciate the outpouring of prayers and support during this most difficult time of the passing of Scott Ruffalo, beloved son, brother and husband,” the statement read.
The family said the funeral service would be private.
Another man wanted for questioning, Brian B. Scofield, also turned himself in to police on Monday and was released. Police have not said whether he is still considered a suspect.