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Becoming a movie star is no simple task. Actors often have to “pay their dues” by appearing in low budget films just to get noticed. Horror cinema has given many a future A-lister their first crack at becoming a celebrity, even if many of those celebs would prefer to forget the films they appeared in. With that in mind, YouTube channel Watch Mojo has put together this entertaining video highlighting a slew of actors who slummed it in genre films before becoming household names. While almost everyone knows that Johnny Depp got his big break in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (Depp is devoured by a bed…), and that Kevin Bacon has a bad time at Camp Crystal Lake in the original Friday the 13th, did you know that George Clooney did horror before he was...
- Mike Bracken
There’s three years to go until Disney’s swashbuckling franchise returns to theatres. Still, it’s not too early for casting to get underway on the highly unnecessary fifth instalment, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. With each sequel, the series has continued to become more pedestrian – taking less risks and adding more eyeliner. Today’s news from Deadline suggests that the franchise could be heading for an overhaul, as a list of young male actors has surfaced.
The studio appear to be looking for a brand new face to sail this franchise back to its former glory. We now know the lead character will be a young male named Henry, and that there’s apparently quite a lot of interest in the part. According to the report, the following actors are all in the running; Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), George Mackay (Pride) and Brenton Thwaites (The Giver, »
- Gem Seddon
I know cynicism and snark is pretty much everything many of us have come to loathe about Internet writing, but with news of a Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and what seems like a mandate to feign excitement for the fifth film in a mega-blockbuster franchise it's hard to be anything but cynical... or at the very least entirely disinterested. Such is the case today as Deadline reports Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), George Mackay (Pride), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Transformers: Age of Extinction), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent), and Sam Keeley (In the Heart of the Sea) are under consideration to play Henry, the young lead the fifth film in the Pirates franchise to be directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. What more is there to knowc Nothing really other than the fact Johnny Depp will return as Captain Jack Sparrow and last we heard »
- Brad Brevet
When you're in the mood for an action movie, Netflix has plenty to stream. Great, except that so many of their action titles are no-name, forgettable schlock. So we've done some of the heavy lifting by highlighting the best of the best currently available in the genre. Who do you want to see duke it out? Take your pick, from gangsters to gladiators, robots to ninjas, schoolkids to superheroes.
Cue that suiting-up pre-battle montage and start streaming, because here are some of the best action movies Netflix has to offer. (Availability subject to change.)
1. "13 Assassins" (2010) R
2. "48 Hrs."(1982) R
3. "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976) R
- Sharon Knolle
Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart to appear on the Hollywood Film Awards November 14th on CBS. Special Musical Performance by Janelle Monáe The 2014 Awards Show will be Hosted by Queen Latifah and Broadcast Live from the Hollywood Palladium The Hollywood Film Awards today announced additional stars scheduled to appear at the inaugural broadcast of The Hollywood Film Awards live from the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 Pm, live Et/delayed Pt) on the CBS Television Network. Host Queen Latifah will welcome Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart. Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe will also take to the stage for a special musical performance. They join previously announced guests Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. »
Disney has released hi-res versions of previously released Into the Woods images along with a couple new stills as well. The Disney production stars James Corden (Begin Again) and Emily Blunt as a Baker and his wife who venture into the woods to confront the witch (Meryl Streep) responsible for putting a curse on the childless couple. Along the way, they run into a number of familiar fairy tale characters including Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), her Prince (Chris Pine), Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), and the Wolf (Johnny Depp). I really liked the extended featurette we saw last week, and I hope we'll get a new trailer soon that will give us an even better idea of what to expect from director Rob Marshall's take on Stephen Sondheim's terrific musical. Hit the jump to check out the Into the Woods images. The film opens December 25th, »
- Matt Goldberg
Jennifer Lawrence tops this year's list of Most Valuable Stars, a rare accomplishment for an actress. In terms of box office alone, she is only the third woman to be the biggest box office draw since 1967 (Sandra Bullock, 2009; Julia Roberts, 1999). Lawrence stars in two major franchises with "The Hunger Games" and the "X-Men" reboot and continues to make awards-related films like "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook." Others in this year's top 10: Robert Downey, Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, Bullock, Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, and Bradley Cooper. Vulture -Break- Amy Poehler confirms on NBC's "Today" that the next Golden Globes will be the last time that she and Tina Fey will host the ceremony. She says, "It’s the law of diminishing returns, which is why this is our last time. Unless you want to be a perennial host, there’s nowhere to go but down! »
As Halloween approaches, we were swapping ghost stories around the ol' People offices. Though we're based in New York, staffers here come from all over, and so it got us thinking about what we like to call the Haunted States of America: What "ghost story" defines your state? This infographic is assembled from a variety of sources - in some cases, it's the "most famous" ghost in each state, in others, it's the one we found the most interesting. Enjoy, and add your own in the comments! AlabamaBear Creek Swamp in Prattville is home to floating lights, phantom cars, the ghosts of Creek Indians, »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
The film is scheduled to kick off a seven-week shoot on the West Coast of Ireland and the Ardennes region of Belgium in April 2015.
The story follows a band of 13th century monks on a perilous journey to escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome.
“Xyz is thrilled to play a part in bringing Pilgrimage to life,” said Xyz partner Aram Tertzakian. “It’s a masterful character study of peaceful individuals forced into tense and often barbaric situations. The result is a gripping thriller that offers a glimpse into mankind’s violent past while raising important questions about the role »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jean- Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley to appear on the Hollywood Film Awards, November 14, 2014 on CBS The Hollywood Film Awards today announced the first group of A-list stars scheduled to appear at the live inaugural broadcast of the Hollywood Film Awards, hosted by Queen Latifah, from the Hollywood Palladium Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 Pm, live Et/delayed Pt) on the CBS Television Network. Scheduled to appear are Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O¹Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world¹s biggest stars. Additional stars attending will be announced soon. Over its 17 year history, the »
Juno Temple stars in Alexandre Aja's new fantasy horror Horns as the angelic girlfriend of Daniel Radcliffe's increasingly devilish Ig, whose death is the driving force behind the film's strange, dark flights of fancy.
Digital Spy caught up with Temple last week to discuss the challenges of playing "a memory" in Horns, her too-little-seen performance in Sebastián Silva's Magic Magic, and her formative experiences with 2014's two buzziest leading men, Benedict Cumberbatch and Matthew McConaughey.
What appealed to you about playing Merrin?
The script was such a page-turner, and the people attached to it were so cool - I think Dan is making such interesting and brilliant and brave choices right now, and delivering incredible performances. And when I met Alex Aja, he just had such passion for this universe he was going to create, and for Ig and Merrin and their love story, that I was completely enthralled. »
Lately, lately they've been losing sleep … dreaming about how evil they can be. The villains of various Disney films are getting their latest close-up in a new video dubbed “Counting Scars,” that's already gone viral, racking up nearly 100,000 views its first day online. See photos: Johnny Depp Enchants as Big Bad Wolf in Disney's ‘Into the Woods’ First Look (Photos) Set to the tune of OneRepublic's hit song “Counting Stars,” the promo features Maleficent (“Sleeping Beauty,” “Maleficent”), Hades (“Hercules”), Cruella De Vil (“101 Dalmations”), Jafar (“Aladdin”), the Evil Queen (“Snow White”), Captain Hook (“Peter Pan”), Ursula (“The Little Mermaid”), »
- Jeremy Blacklow
Filmmaker Kevin Smith is prepping to shoot his next movie called Yoga Hosers, which has been described as an action-adventure comic book movie. Johnny Depp will join Smith in the film along with their daughters Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith.
In preparation for his role in the movie Smith shaved his beard, and posted a picture of himself on Twitter, and he looks completely unrecognizable! He also looks 10 years younger. The photo came with the following caption:
"Look at this goofy spaz. This is me, beardless, for the @YogaHosers green screen shoot. #FaceBrazilian"
I don't know if anyone has ever seen Smith without his signature beard. I'm pretty sure he was born with it.
Yoga Hosers centers on "15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith) who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an ancient evil rises »
- Joey Paur
Director Kevin Smith is known for his beard, but the man behind cult classic Clerks decided to change his ways and try out a more clean-shaven style for his upcoming film Yoga Hosers. The new film, which stars Johnny Depp and Haley Joel Osment, caused a stir this past September when photos of Osment emerged looking practically unrecognizable. So, clearly Kevin isn't the only member of the cast and crew who is undergoing a transformation for the project. On top of his now beard-free appearance, Smith has also been working on other physical changes. Last week, he posted on his Instagram that he had lost 20 pounds after cutting out added and processed sugars. The director's weight made headlines in 2011 when he was kicked off a plane for not being able to fit into a single seat. Now that his beard has disappeared and he's losing weight, we can only wonder »
Even though Kevin Smith's peculiar horror film Tusk may have bombed hard at the box office (even though that some how helped him get financing for Clerks III), that's not stopping him from marching onward and making the films he had planned to follow in the new film series being called his True North Trilogy. As we learned in August, the next film is Yoga Hosers, and it will star Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp, the respective daughters of Smith and Johnny Depp. We knew the latter actor also had a role in the film, and now Smith has revealed he'll be on screen this time, but with a big change. Look! Kevin Smith took to Twitter last night to reveal his new look for Yoga Hosers: Look at this goofy spaz. This is me, beardless, for the @YogaHosers green screen shoot. #FaceBrazilian pic.twitter.com/MZXFJoAoy »
- Ethan Anderton
Kevin Smith has shown off his brand new startling look online.
This is my magic beard. Enjoy it now: tomorrow, I am going to shave it off for #YogaHosers
A photo posted by @thatkevinsmith on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:02pm Pdt
After shaving off his "magic beard", he then revealed his surprisingly youthful look:
A photo posted by @thatkevinsmith on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:27pm Pdt
He wrote: "Look at this goofy spaz. This is me, beardless, for the #YogaHosers green screen shoot. #FaceBrazilian"
Along with his lack of beard, Smith has also lost weight by removing processed and added sugars from his diet. Last week, he confirmed that he had lost 20 pounds so far.
What would you do if someone told you it was up to you to finish some old songs Bob Dylan had lying around? That's the question facing Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello, Jim James and a few other musicians in Showtime's new original documentary, The Basement Tapes Continued. Dylan's The Basement Tapes is one of his most cherished releases, and its mythology is well-established. Recuperating from a motorcycle accident in 1966 in upstate New York, Dylan cut a number of loose, jammy demos with the backing group from his most recent tour, who would eventually go on to become famous in their own right as The Band. »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
Did any of you know Kevin Smith is actually a 16-year-old boy? I certainly didn't, however yesterday the director revealed his beardless baby face on Twitter. I'm sure some of you are thinking, "And why is this news?" but in his tweet Smith says he shaved his beard for a green screen shoot for his new film Yoga Hosers starring Johnny Depp. Look at this goofy spaz. This is me, beardless, for the @YogaHosers green screen shoot. #FaceBrazilian »
- Jesse Giroux
Starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine, Into The Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.
The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others.
“Into The Woods” premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. Among other awards, the musical received five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. »
- Melissa Thompson
When it comes to celebrities and beards, Kevin Smith's beard was just as iconic as Zach Galifianakis and George Lucas', but today Smith revealed a babyface that even George Nelson would admire. If you get that "Nelson" reference you're probably doing a deuce in your Depends from laughing so hard. I kill the senior citizen crowd with my out-of-dated references. Anyways, Kevin Smith mutilated his beard for a green screen shoot for his new movie that stars Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose Depp and Kevin Smith's daughter Harley Quinn Smith. The title of it is, Nepotism Yoga Hosers. Comic Book Men is a show that is for Fanboys by Fanboys. Set in uber-geek Kevin Smith's iconic comic shop Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, the show explores every nook and cranny of Fanboy culture from A to Z. Endless circular debates about the technical accuracy of the USS Enterprise's warp-core schematics? »
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