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>> the afi film festival was in full force as christian bale, ryan gosling, steve carell and writer/director adam mckay premiered their cautionary tale about the collapse of the economy, "the big short." >> i had to put on weight to play this movie. so being in new orleans was kind of a dream, especially when the director says, "gotta keep that weight up, because you have to kind of be a heavy guy." oh, i guess i'll just have the butter sauce. anything in new orleans was kind of perfect, it was on my training table. >> it's a really smart thing that adam did to kind of allow the characters to break the wall, because it's a really complicated subject matter. he treats it with such a playful and tone, and sometimes the movie just stops and looks at the audience, and just sort of breaks down what a cdo is, what a synthetic cdo is, what a credit default swap is, and you need that. so he takes time out to sort of run down some of the
inclusive. >> when i was reading the script it was so nice, because you're going through something and being like "i get it. i get it. wait, do i get it? i don't get it at all" and then all of a sudden adam mckay says "ok, selena gomez explains this to you now specifically." and you're like "oh, oh selena that does make sense." >> i think with all things that are important, or maybe terrifying, or emotional, that gets you very close to humor. as soon as we're engaged we can all laugh, because we understand that other people are dealing with it. a lot of the humor came naturally in the sense that you're seeing real people you can identify with having to deal with circumstances that are so large. right away that's funny, upsetting, emotional, ic.
>> academy award-winner julia roberts and chiwetel ejiofor reunited in hollywood to premiere their dramatic thriller, "secret in their eyes" at the afi film festival. >> if you can come together with creative people and find a common desire and goal, and to be able to work in harmony with- everyone has a different process, and people can get actor-y and weird. there was such syncopation to what we were doing. to see all these characters so fully realized in the beginning, and then kind of just decimated, and then what happens? and what do they look like? and what do they sound like. >> there's a lot to chew over. there's a lot to think about, especially this nature of obsessiveness, and this idea of two different time periods, and what that means, what it means going from 2001 to now, and just being caught up in a psychological loop, essentially.
new in theaters. >> we all have one enemy. he corrupts everyone, and everything. he turns the best of us against each other. >> jennifer lawrence, josh hutcherson, and liam hemsworth bring the war to the capitols front door, in the final chapter of "the hunger games" franchise "mockingjay - part 2." >> you should get some rest. >> are you still trying to protect me? real or not real? >> real. >> this is the final conclusion. this is the whole- all the movies are building on this kind of slowly boiling anger and unrest, and in this movie katniss kind of rises up and takes on the position of the mockingjay and really does become a leader of this whole revolution.
come to a point, with the characters, with the political themes and elements, and it's really got a ton of energy. it's very action filled and exciting to watch as well as a very satisfying conclusion. >> one of the biggest things i've learned over the last 5 years is coming into it as a young actor, and being thrown into something like this, the first press tour we went on was quite overwhelming to experience that kind of fandom firsthand, and i think it takes you a moment to adjust and become comfortable with the highs and lows of this industry. >> i agree with liam. there was just stuff that came with these movies coming out that now, 4 or 5 years later i'm just more used to. before it was overwhelming, exciting and great, but also overwhelming. >> tonight, turn your weapons to the capital. >> the other thing to remember was that all the violence was part of a game, and there were all these people in the games who thought "this is real.
we're bringing war to the doorstep of the observers, you know? the capitol citizens who just thought it was entertaining. bringing that home, i think that's a really powerful idea at the heart of this movie, that war becomes real. >> what are the consequences? how do people pay? how do they pay in terms of their loss and their trauma? and it's something that is presented very, very beautifully, and very emotionally and thoughtfully. >> miss aberdeen. make no mistake. president snow had a wonderful journey with 17. -- with katniss everdeen. to be able to give her the truth not knowing whether she would be able to accept it, and then finally to see her realize it, accept it, and deal with it. it's as joyful a moment as it's possible to experience. that's what you hope happens to young people everywhere, for them to recognize that war is
for profit. it always has been. it's always been for the profit of the leaders of the government, the industrialists, the military industrial complex the rest of us die. we suffer trauma, shock, loss, grief. it has to stop. we have to change, because if we do not recognize what we are doing as human beings to this earth we will just lose it, i mean it will just reject us. it will continue, but we will not live on it anymore. >> if you kill him katniss, if you end all of this, all of those deaths, they mean something. >> here's this week's rundown of the top five movies in the usa. >> i guarantee you that at some point, everything is going to go
unidentified female body in a garage dumpster. >> what are we doing here guys? >> the body appears to have been bleached inside and out. >> ray, what is it? >> it's carolyn, it's your daughter. >> what? >> nicole kidman and chiwetel ejiofor star as detectives who help julia roberts track down her daughter's killer in "secret in their eyes." >> this is the guy. >> the death penalty would be too good for him. >> that guy, i can't have you question him. you're letting him go, aren't you? >> i'm sorry. i really was not going to risk my mental stability for a movie part. so my own life, my family never entered into any of the bleak and dark corners that we excavated for the movie. that was just the deal i made with myself from the beginning, that there are just certain thoughts that one doesn't ever need to think.
so i just stayed very close to the text, and to the actors, and what our goals were, and kept my fingers crossed. at the end of the day it was my joy to let it go, for sure, and it wasn't a gloomy set at all, which is funny. i think everyone was working at their maximum capacity, and we would accomplish these mountains of emotions and then at lunch we'd be shooting the breeze. (behind the scenes, secret in -- >> headed you find him? cycle through the entire population in a year if you look at nineteen hundred and six faces every night. so that's what i did. >> i just finally had this idea of how do you show that there's no light inside of a person anymore, and so the eyes seemed the most obvious place to start. they built these different versions of contacts, and we tested them all, and just tried to find one that was subtle enough that you didn't really note it, but it lent enough that
i want to find this guy before jess does. >> my daughter was the thing that made me, me. nothing will ever change that. >> the movie is about the cost of obsession, right? that's the story that we're telling. so here's jess. she hasn't had a date in 13 years. she hasn't left town in 13 years. she's carrying around this horrible secret, and the conversation i had with julia the first day i met her was how would that manifest, physically? what would that look like? and julia had this idea, what if i put these gray contact lenses in my eyes to wash out the color of my eyes? then we started to expand from that the hair, the khaki pants. she's this lancome fashion icon, but we were going to glam her down as much as possible. it was all in service of the character. there's this moment where chiwetel turns around and sees jess for the first time in 13 years, and you can tell he's completely stunned, and the audience is too. i can see it when audiences
julia's playing is a character whose light has just gone out. >> a violent paranoid schizophrenic. what i'm trying to tell you is that he's off his rocker. wow, no. no, no, no, no. >> tom hardy pulls double duty as he portrays british gangsters, reggie and ronnie and kray in "legend." >> london is going to be the las vegas of europe. we need someone to front, and someone to muscle. salud! come to philadelphia. find yourself a nice girl. we'll get her for you. >> is hard enough to try to put two people on the screen together.
fighting one another, it was kind of finding your way through it. we did his due diligence and prepped and choreographed. the small pieces were manageable. how to hide the face? how to keep it fluid? and then brass tacks is that we slapped each other senseless for 3 days, and really thoroughly enjoyed it. >> there's that old hayley mills film "the parent trap" and a lot of the things they do in that movie we're still doing, but it was really to try to make the effects go away. try to make the camera not aware that tom was playing both parts more than anything. let's get ourselves some miners. >> life isn't always that way. >> when you have a relationship with someone, often there is one person solidly on the ground and one person floating around in space a little bit. and the person in space needs the person on the ground up hold onto and the person on the ground need something to look up at.
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unveiled their the film about the real-life story of "the 33" miners who were trapped in a mine for 69 days. >> not only just "the 33", not only the miners, but the workers that work in very extreme conditions deserve all our respect. for us it was very important to represent people that we know they exist, to have them in front of us giving us information, giving us the data that we needed to perform those characters properly and honestly. >> is not only the miners that manage to survive but the families that made the world look at them. managed to have the government keep on looking. the problem is always like we'll search 4 days, and after that everybody's dead, and you know we'll say something nice, and that's it. these guys' families, they kept on looking for them, kept on looking for them, they didn't stop. so it's really a triumph of the human spirit about love. >> this part that i play, the minister of mining is a very interesting one, because he's in the center of a really huge problem, getting lots of pressure from every single angle.
you have the pain and despair of the families, the engineers, the rescuers, the miners down there, the government, the president, the media, and he's in the center just trying to deal with everything and trying to resolve the situation. the situation itself forces him to connect and to relate to the pain that the families were going through. based on that he starts to make decisions like any politician should do. so what i thought was really interesting is that now, at the end of the stois a better politician. >> british actor daniel radcliffe and scottish star james mcavoy held a special screening in new york city of their action-comedy with a classic monster twist "victor frankenstein." >> it's more of a human story. it's about igor- from my point of view it's about igor trying to fight his way to personhood, while also trying to control an insane person, which is victor
frankenstein, and played wonderfully by james. >> they might expect a guy with a hunchback or a guy with a mad scientist with crazy hair and flicking switches, and lightning, and maybe him saying something like "live!' or "it's alive!" or "breathe!" or something like that. you will get all that. we wanted to hit those cliche's and hit them hard, but what was really exciting was giving the audience those cliches that they know and love, and then surprising them with a bunch of other stuff. >> join me next time on the hollywood news report where news is entertainment and
orion samuelson and max armstrong, featuring agricultural meteorologist, greg soulje. announcer: this week in agribusiness is brought to you by adm. max: see even with lower net farm income for the country, farmland prices are increasing in some areas? hello, everyone, welcome to this weekend's edition of "this week in agribusiness". orion samuelson is away from our desk this weekend, but we'll have his commentary coming up in just a few minutes. yes, farmland prices according to the federal reserve bank in chicago in the region it serves have actually in some places gone up in the past year. a talked about that with jim farrell, the president of farmers national, the largest farmland management company in america. i asked him what's going on here? jim: well, there was a certain amount of optimism we think with a bigger crop.
then bounced a little bit in early september. and it seemed like the mood in the country changed a little bit. there's a government farm program that people are anticipating some payments. those payments started coming out here in the last few weeks. and there will be some revenue in insurance payments with the grain prices the way they came in. when we look at the grain we sell on behalf of clients, we're selling grain right now for 2015, we have about 60 percent of our grain sold and it's roughly at the same price we saw last year. so, there really was not a deterioration on the income on the pricing side of the grain. and if you have a little better crop, i think people are just feeling better. max: i know how some agricultural economist have been telling farmers they need to drop their costs of production, specifically through lower cash rental will rates. is that actually happening? jim: not really. last year, we saw cash rents drop from 10-15 percent on the extreme.