“When we do movies like this or ‘John Wick’ — any one of these medium-sized-budget genre movies — our company brings in the actors and does an evaluation of their ability to do action,” Leitch explains. “It does rely on the actor’s ability, when you don’t have the money for CGI spectacle. Charlize came in, and her work ethic was off the charts. Her aptitude to learn choreography, mimic motion and remember moves was, too. She had the will and the ability…. ”. Despite the training, though, she left the “Atomic” production in need of dental work. It’s easy to see why, especially in the film’s action centerpiece — a seemingly single-take fight with a bunch of communist assassins that goes several floors around a spiraling stairwell, into an apartment that gets pretty much wrecked, and then onto the street and into a car chase that wreaks mayhem for several city blocks before the first evident edit.
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Friedkin said careful role selection is all the more important for someone of McConaughey’s looks and stature. “I know how little they value the acting of a great-looking guy in Hollywood,” Friedkin said. “They don’t want you to act, they just want you to show up and convincingly make love to the leading lady. A guy like Matthew has to take charge of his own career, because the studios will cast him in the same part every time out.”. McConaughey is aware there is a perception he was coasting in those romcoms; he maintains it was harder work than people think. “I’ve done romantic comedies that were more difficult than ‘Killer Joe,’ ” he said. “The work is to keep them buoyant. If you dig deep, you try to go to the reality and to the humanity, it’s a 12-minute movie.”.
Details: Dec, 16-24; San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose; $38-$100; 408-286-2600, www.symphonysiliconvalley.org, “The Nutcracker” Oakland Ballet Company: While Graham Lustig premiered his “Nutcracker” with New Jersey’s ballet shoes storage cube 20 & 30cm American Repertory Ballet in 2000, his graceful production seems tailor-made for the Paramount Theatre’s resplendent Art Deco finery, Set in the early 20th century, the ballet features the company’s strong cast of professionals and more than three-dozen young dancers ages 7 to 17 as snowballs, mice, soldiers and candies, With the Michael Morgan-directed Oakland Symphony and the Mt, Eden Women’s Ensemble joining the orchestra for the Snow Scene, Lustig’s ballet keeps its focus on Marie (the name of Hoffmann’s original protagonist, changed in most productions to Clara)..
“The Dresser.” San Jose Repertory Theatre. Today-Feb. 20. San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose. $35-$74. www.sjrep.com or 408-367-7255. “Noises Off.” By Michael Frayn. Menlo Drama. Feb. 9-13. Florence Moore Auditorium, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. $7-$10. www.menloschool.org/tickets. Notre Dame de Namur University Department of Theatre and Dance annual Student Showcase. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10-12. “Lou Gehrig Did Not Die of Cancer” by Jason Miller, directed by John Paul Manfredi Jr.; “Blooming Ivy” by Garry Williams, directed by Ian Hazdovac; “Blind Date” by Samera Siskind, directed by Nichole Rodrigues; “Gettysburg: A Woodshed Commentary” by Percy MacKaye, directed by John Ballas, Jr. Notre Dame de Namur University Theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. $10. 650-508-3456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.