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Gad – who is currently filming the Murder on the Orient Express remake with Ridley – has been peppering the British actress with questions about Star Wars: Episode VIII, even enlisting some other famous faces to help out.
In his first attempt – recorded and released on social media – Ridley came by Gad’s trailer clad in her robe.
“I had an important question to ask you, I’m so sorry, I meant to call you last night »
- Lindsay Kimble
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If this doesn't work, nothing will.
Josh Gad has been trying for weeks to get Daisy Ridley, his co-star on Kenneth Branagh's remake of Murder on the Orient Express, to spill a few spoilers about her upcoming turn as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it's all failed. He even enlisted Dame Judi Dench earlier this month, but Ridley revealed nothing.
For one final try, Gad has pulled out all the stops, inviting a star-studded group to badger Ridley for spoilers, with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Leslie Odom Jr. and Penelope Cruz among those waiting »
- Aaron Couch
Look, Josh Gad is fucking trying. The latest in his ongoing series of duplicitous attempts to get Daisy Ridley to reveal Last Jedi plot details has come out, and he has called in no higher authority than Dame Judi Dench for help. The three all have supporting roles in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming adaptation of Murder On The Orient Express, but Gad does not give a shit about that movie. Dench appears in the video suddenly, with the hushed, omniscient presence of a Bene Gesserit witch, but uses her powers here for good, asking Ridley, point blank, if she is the titular last Jedi, if Snoke is Palpatine, and more.
In a twist ending, Ridley cannot say no to Dame Judi Dench; it is unclear if anyone could deny the Dame. She gets what she wants, and in this case, it is plot details about The Last Jedi. Perhaps in »
- Clayton Purdom
Daisy Ridley is currently filming director Kenneth Branagh’s remake of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery “Murder on the Orient Express”, part of an all-star cast that also includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Penelope Cruz and Josh Gad. “Frozen” star Gad is a huge “Star Wars” nerd — we’re talking huge “Star Wars” nerd — and has been regularly harassing […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Unlike Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi hasn't suffered from any major plot or concept art leaks, and while we've seen a handful of set photos, they shed no light whatsoever about what we should expect. It's understandable then that Josh Gad is trying to uncover some answers as he shoots the Kenneth Branagh helmed Murder on the Orient Express alongside actress Daisy Ridley. Well, after trying and failing twice to learn more about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the actor has now enlisted Dame Judi Dench to quiz the young actress on what exactly is going on with the movie. Seeing the iconic Brit push Ridley for answers on who the Last Jedi is and whether Emperor Palpatine is downright hilarious (and bizarre), and by the time all is said and done, it looks like she succeeds! Unfortunately, it's then that the video cuts off, »
After the eighth episode of the Skywalker saga was announced as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Frozen star Josh Gad began posting videos on Facebook jokingly grilling Daisy Ridley, his co-star in the currently filming Kenneth Branagh remake of Murder on the Orient Express, about who is the titular Last Jedi. These videos have gotten such a great response that […]
- Peter Sciretta
This first feature of Kirsten Tan premiered in Sundance ‘17 World Cinema Dramatic Competition. Its provenance is Singapore but it takes place in Thailand. It continued onward to the Hivos Tiger Competition at Iffr (R’dam).
The thrill of interviewing here in Sundance is that you see a film; you have an impression and while it is still fresh you meet the filmmakers without having much time for any research or reflection. And then you get to see them again as “old friends” when you meet again in Rotterdam.
As Kirsten, her producer Weijie Lai and I sat down at the Sundance Co-op on Main Street here in Park City, I really had little idea of where the interview would take us, somewhat analogously to her film in which an architect, disenchanted with life in general, being put aside as “old” in his own highly successful architectural firm and in a stale relationship with his wife, »
- Sydney Levine
The History Channel has occasionally explored the roots of the monsters that thrilled and chilled our childhood and Lionsgate Home Entertainment has dutifully released them on disc every now and then. Coming Tuesday is a nice little double feature package collecting the previously released Frankenstein: The Real Story and The Real Wolfman on a single standard DVD for the bargain price of $12.98.
While overwrought and overly dramatic with some cheesy music and effects, both creations are worth a look if only because it gives us a chance to look at things in context.
We begin with three pieces exploring Frankenstein and his monster. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel, as many know, was written as a result of a ghost story contest among her literary peers. What the In Search of the Real Frankenstein does is explore the quickly evolving world of science in the early nineteenth century. Scientists had used »
- Robert Greenberger
Mark Allison Feb 7, 2017
Most movies aren't shot on film any more, and even the ones they are tend to be projected digitally. So: is film dead?
Referring to what we see on cinema screens as 'films' is becoming something of a misnomer. It is increasingly the case that the movies we enjoy are shot with digital cameras, saved onto a hard drive, and projected digitally, without a frame of celluloid involved in the process. It was George Lucas who spearheaded this digital revolution 15 years ago, when his second Star Wars prequel, Attack Of The Clones, became the first major studio film to be shot digitally. Since then, digital cameras have advanced rapidly, growing to replace traditional 35mm film in everything from independent cinema to mega-budget blockbusters.
In the past few years, the majority of top-grossing pictures have shunned film cameras in favour of digital alternatives, a trend that shows little sign of slowing down. »
Last week, actor Josh Gad posted a hilarious video from the set of the movie he's currently filming, director Kenneth Branagh's remake of Murder on the Orient Express. The video didn't reveal anything from that film, but it did show Josh Gad's unscrupulous attempt to pry any details about Star Wars: The Last Jedi from his co-star, Daisy Ridley. Despite failing in his first attempt, Josh Gad has given his quest for Star Wars 8 spoilers another try with another hilarious video, as he tries a somewhat different approach.
Josh Gad posted the first video on Instagram last week, where he asked the Star Wars 8 star into his trailer, under the guise of asking her questions about the scene they're about to shoot. Instead, he bombarded her with questions pertaining to Star Wars, including, 'Who is The Last Jedi?' and asking if Jedi is actually plural, meaning »
After Disney announced that the eighth episode of the Skywalker saga would be titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Frozen star Josh Gad posted a video on facebook jokingly grilling Daisy Ridley, his co-star in the currently filming Kenneth Branagh remake of Murder on the Orient Express, about who is the titular Last Jedi. A week later, Gad has […]
- Peter Sciretta
The project will begin foreign sales next week at the Berlin Film Festival through Imr International, the joint venture between MadRiver Pictures and Insiders. Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa will produce.
Solondz’ script is centered on a delusional 11-year-old boy who’s obsessed with his mother and attempts to orchestrate an accident that nearly kills his abusive father. The boy then encourages the handsome man living in the family’s guesthouse to romance his mother, but becomes enraged when the two fall in love.
- Dave McNary
Actor Josh Gad is costarring with Daisy Ridley in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming adaptation of Murder On The Orient Express, a high-profile project but a stopgap for Ridley between episodes seven and eight of the new Star Wars trilogy. Last week, shortly after the title of this year’s installment was revealed as The Last Jedi, Gad posted an Instagram video attempting to figure out who the last Jedi was in the title, and whether it was plural, and if there was any information she could please reveal, because, for fuck’s sake, it’s Star Wars, and that information is the breath of life itself. Ostensibly calling her into his trailer to discuss something about their actual collaboration, she stonewalled him.
Now, he’s taken another crack. It doesn’t go well.
Had follow-up w/ Daisy Ridley on set today to apologize for #StarWars #TheLastJedi sneak attack last week »
- Clayton Purdom
Extracting the core elements of the 1991 classic – the music, the iconic, unyielding romance, those delightful animated ornaments – and projecting them onto a much grander scale, up above we’re introduced to Emma Watson as the graceful Belle, a young bookworm and inventor who comes into contact with the Beast (Dan Stevens), only to discover that the towering monstrosity is much kinder than he appears.
Though she flirted with the possibility of donning Cinderella’s iconic, magical slippers for Kenneth Branagh, Watson took a liking to the character of Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and previous promos for Disney’s imminent remake showcase that the former Harry Potter star has truly embraced the role. Elsewhere on the casting docket, Luke Evans will play the part of Gaston, Emma Thompson stars as Mrs. »
- Michael Briers
As a vile, pure-blood wizard and loyal servant to He Who Must Not Be Named, Lucius Malfoy is a character that leaps off the page for all the wrong reasons. Throughout J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter saga, Malfoy senior is a constant thorn in Harry’s side, and it’s really a testimony to Jason Isaacs – and Rowling’s source material, of course – that Lucius comes across as a deeply complex and compelling nemesis.
Had things panned out differently, though, Potterheads would have experienced a completely different version of Lucius Malfoy on screen, as Isaacs has now revealed that he initially auditioned for the role of Gilderoy Lockhart, the former Defence Against the Dark Arts professor who turns out to be little more than a pompous phony. History tells us that that role would ultimately go to Kenneth Branagh in Chamber of Secrets, but during Universal’s Celebration of Harry Potter »
- Michael Briers
Ryan Lambie Jan 31, 2017
In the late 90s, two very different filmmakers were still in the (relatively) early stages of their careers. Mexican director Guillermo del Toro had released his first feature, Cronos (1993) to widespread acclaim. The UK's Danny Boyle had captured the zeitgeist with his second movie, Trainspotting, and was about to embark on his next film, A Life Less Ordinary (1997).
Had everything gone to plan, del Toro and Boyle could have wound up directing their own chapters of a three-part anthology movie - the sci-fi equivalent of, say, Amicus Productions' portmanteau horror films of the 60s and 70s, such as The House That Dripped Blood »
“We Belong Dead!”
The horrors behind frightening legends come to life when History®’s Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature arrives on DVD on February 7 from Lionsgate. This four-part collection includes over four-and-a-half hours of in-depth analysis of the crimes and cases that sparked the Frankenstein and werewolf mythologies. Available together for the first time, the Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $12.98.
Frankenstein: The Real Story Official Synopsis
The Frankenstein: The Real Story collection from History® examines how the tale of a brilliant but deranged scientist who builds a grotesque monster from the body parts of fresh corpses has its roots in reality. “In Search »
- Tom Stockman
Author: David Sztypuljak
Extremely sad news to report this morning as we learn of the death of acting royalty John Hurt. Hurt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 but was given the all-clear but last year puled out performing in Kenneth Branagh’s production of Billy Rice. Hurt was probably best known as John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Kane in 1979’s Alien and more recently for his role as wand-maker Ollivander in the Harry Potter franchise but just looking at his think to behold but his back-catalogue of films is hugely impressive.
Hurt’s other recent varied work includes roles in Doctor Who as The Doctor in 3 episodes in 2013, as Professor Oxley in Steve Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in Hercules alongside Dwayne Johnson (see our interview here) and just last year worked in the Natalie Portman’s Oscar nominated movie Jackie as Father Richard McSorley. »
- David Sztypuljak
The twice Oscar-nominated star was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 but given the all-clear in October of that year.
He pulled out of Sir Kenneth Branagh's production of The Entertainer in July 2016 on the advice of doctors after being hospitalised with "an intestinal complaint".
Hurt, who was born in Derbyshire, appeared in more than 120 films. He received Oscar nominations for his role as John Merrick in The Elephant Man and for his supporting role as Max in Midnight Express. He won a BAFTA for his role as Merrick and The Naked Civil Servant. Two years ago he spoke to us at length about his long career and his passion for his craft.
- Amber Wilkinson
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Building on the momentum from Cinderella and last year’s barnstorming reboot of The Jungle Book, Condon’s fantastical feature is another live-action interpretation to spring forth from the Disney archives. Whether Beauty and the Beast can hit the dizzying box office heights of its next of kin is another question entirely, but the Mouse House has certainly brought together a cracking ensemble cast. Headed up by Emma Watson (Belle) and Dan Stevens (Beast/The Prince), you’ll be able to go up close and personal with each character up above, and there’s even a curiously human version of Dan Stevens as the dashing prince.
- Michael Briers
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