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Weekend two of Coachella has officially begun! For the past two weekends, celebrities have been descending upon the California desert. Kylie Jenner is already gearing up for round two with sultry bikini shots and a new wig, and Jaden Smith, Paris Hilton, and Diane Kruger have made appearances as well. Last weekend, Kendall Jenner was a familiar face throughout, as she partied with several pals, including Justin Bieber. There were plenty of unexpected duos, too, like Paul McCartney and Adam Levine, and Madonna and Drake, who stole the spotlight with their viral kiss. Rihanna also made an appearance, although her rumored romantic interest Leonardo DiCaprio was on his own for an epic dance. As for other solo stars, Katy Perry, Fergie, and Alessandra Ambrosio were among the ladies who took on the festival with girlfriends. Celebrities took breaks from the performances to attend fun events. Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson, »
After stunning audiences and critics alike with his gripping, grotesque performance in Foxcatcher, Steve Carell is taking on another dramatic project that will move the Office actor further from his comic roots. Carell will star in Robert Zemeckis’ Marwencol, a feature adaptation of the 2010 Jeff Malmberg documentary.
When Zemeckis was first mentioned in association with the project back in 2013, he and Universal were said to be eyeing Leonardo DiCaprio for the lead role, and though that evidently didn’t pan out, Carell has been making dramatic waves of his own in recent years.
The actor will star as Mark Hogancamp, who is assaulted and left with severe amnesia, unable to remember his life prior to the attack. Searching for meaning, he begins to construct an elaborate, miniature model of a World War II-era Belgian village called Marwencol. Becoming invested in the stories of the little dolls he places in Marwencol, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Steve Carell has officially completed his transformation from comedic actor to a dramatic one. No one is left doubting his talents as a versatile performer. Thus, whatever he does next is highly anticipated, and this latest project might just be the perfect fit for him to show both sides of his acting range.
The Wrap is reporting that Carell is now set to star in Marwencol, a movie based on a 2010 documentary planned over two years ago by Robert Zemeckis. Carell will presumably portray Mark Hogancamp, who as seen in the documentary is a man who was beaten brutally by teenagers to the point that he suffered brain damage and amnesia. He now spends his time creating miniature figurines of a scale, World War II era town. Here’s the full synopsis for the documentary:
- Brian Welk
The Weinstein Company
The year of cinema is finally starting to get interesting as studios are preparing to roll out their most precious blockbuster titles, and of course, there’s plenty to look forward to when awards seasons rears its head in September. As many great films as there are to look forward to from both the big-budget and art-house realms, what about individual performances which are likely to stand tall above the rest?
This can be villainous work in a superhero movie, a promising comedienne trying to make the big leap to features, actors returning to iconic roles for the first time in years and years, and maybe just something that looks like it might scoop an Oscar some time next year. These performances, if they even begin to live up to their potential, will be what everyone’s talking about heading into 2016.
Actors will try to surprise viewers with against-type performances, »
- Jack Pooley
Back in 2013 we learned that Cast Away and Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis was going to be at the helm of Marwencol, an adaptation of the documentary of the same name which played South by Southwest and won the Best Documentary award. At the time, Zemeckis was hoping to get Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role as Mark Hogancamp, a man who decides to build a a one-sixth scale model of a World War II-era town called Marwencol in his backyard. However, The Wrap reports it will be Steve Carell signing on for the lead role in the film written by Edward Scissorhands scribe Caroline Thompson. So what's so special about a movie following a guy who builds a model? Well, Hogancamp had his memory erased due to a vicious assault that included several sever blows to the head. The model was a coping mechanism as he found »
- Ethan Anderton
Just when Sony Pictures thought it was done with the devastating hacking attack that brought the studio to its knees last winter, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks published thousands of internal documents and correspondence — totally blindsiding the studio and its public relations team early Thursday.
Not only has Assange brought more unwelcome attention to one of the most painful chapters in Sony’s history, WikiLeaks has made the correspondence readily searchable and accessible.
Sony is still weighing its legal options, which may be limited given that Assange and his compatriots have built their reputation on exposing secret documents, emails and videos.
Many of the Sony emails and financial information had been previously combed over last winter when a group calling itself Guardians of Peace first unleashed reams of documents, yet the scale of the hack is so vast that it is likely more unwanted details of the inner workings of the »
- Brent Lang
The first weekend of Coachella was packed with plenty of celebrity sightings and Pda, but almost nothing can compare to the moment Leonardo DiCaprio starts dancing. He was spotted fist pumping at the Neon Carnival at the Thermal Hangar on Saturday while attempting to keep a low profile in a blue shirt and newsboy-style cap. Leo had the hat pulled down over his eyes as he joined the crowd with a drink in hand to let loose to the music. This isn't the first time the actor has shown off his dance moves at Coachella - just last year, Leo and a group of friends rocked out to an Mgmt performance. In recent months, Leo has been making headlines for his rumored romance with Rihanna, as well as his plans to open an eco-resort in Belize. Keep reading to see Leo party at Coachella like he just doesn't care, then »
Finding love after Leonardo DiCaprio? Trust us, it's definitely possible. More than two years after Erin Heatherton split from the A-list actor, the Victoria's Secret Model is madly in love with Australian musician Felix Bloxsom. And if you're hoping to hear any tea on DiCaprio, you're certainly not going to get it from her. "He's a wonderful person and he's a friend of mine," she told Daily Mail Australia. "I wish him all the best." At the time of their split back in November 2012, a source revealed that the pair amicably called it quits and there's no ill will between them. It ultimately came town to the all familiar struggles of long-distance »
The TV Acad kudos, which are distinct from the Primetime Emmy Awards, recognize programs that harness the influence of television to make an impact on a range of social and cultural issues.
Also recognized this year are HBO’s AIDS drama “The Normal Heart” and documentary “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert.” Espn’s “E: 60″ docu-series is honored for the “Dream On: Stories of Boston’s Strongest” episode about the lives of those affected by the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
“These programs have enlightened viewers, prompted discussion, raised social awareness and are sparking change,” said Bruce Rosenbloom, Television Academy chairman-ceo in announcing the 2014 selections.
The eighth annual TV Academy Honors ceremony will be held May 27 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. Dana Delany will return as host. »
- Cynthia Littleton
When Planet Earth first screened on the BBC back in 2006, audiences were transfixed. Offering unprecedented access to some of the world’s most elusive animals and wildlife, the documentary irrefutably raised the bar for the genre of nature documentaries and its lofty production values still set the precedent years later.
Almost a decade on, though, and it seems Netflix is hoping to emulate on its success with the eight-part natural history series Our Planet, which has been described by producers as the largest project of its kind ever attempted, projecting content from the four corners of the world in 4K resolution. Due to film over the course of four years, the online giant stated that it plans to have the series available to stream by 2019.
- Michael Briers
Occasionally, a movie villain will pause for a moment to deliver a brief story or anecdote. And often, these apparently incidental tales tell us a lot about an antagonist's state of mind, experiences or warped worldview.
We've compiled a selection of 20 here. Some of them are blackly funny. Many are disturbing. One or two are even moving. The first one's very strange. All of them bring something unique to each particular film in which they appear, and all of them are laced with a delicious hint of menace.
20. Xander - Enemies Closer (2013)
"When I was a little boy at my grandmama's place, she had a lovely goose. I named her Edith, after the French singer Edith Piaf..."
We begin with a delightfully weird story from Peter Hyams' 2013 thriller, »
The team behind the hugely successful and respected nature documentaries The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, and Frozen Planet are moving from their previous home of the BBC to Netflix, for their new epic Our Planet.
Alastair Fothergill, whose production company Silverback Films will make the eight-part series, said: “Our Planet is going to raise the bar for natural history landmarks. We will reveal the most amazing sights on Earth and show them in ways they have never been seen before.”
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- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Drakin with rob pattinson last night pic.twitter.com/mhEh5DaqOz — breezy. (@breeaawwnnaa) April 13, 2015 You may have already seen Robert Pattinson and Fka Twigs holding hands at Coachella over the weekend, but did you miss their epic dance moves? Thanks to a Twitter user who had her phone handy, the world can now watch the couple's fun moment. It all went down on Sunday, just one day after Rob and Fka Twigs made their first public appearance following their engagement. As the video shows, Rob goes for a more animated dance break, bouncing back and forth with gusto, while Fka Twigs shows off her sultry side. After you're done taking in the hilarious video, compare Rob's bop to Leonardo DiCaprio's fist pumping. »
Listen, we're not throwing shade at any of these stars for their Coachella antics - it would look weird if they weren't dancing or singing along in the crowd - but there was definitely a handful of celebrities who turned way, way up during the festival's first weekend and set a precedent for those who are planning to attend the second time around. Whether they were new to the scene or have already cemented their place as Coachella MVPs, it was pretty entertaining to see stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Kendall Jenner, and Sarah Hyland being completely taken over by the music. Keep reading for 15 celebrities who really let loose at Coachella, and be sure to check out the high-profile pairs that showed major Pda in the desert. »
If you went on Instagram at all within the past 72 hours, then you probably know that thousands flocked to the dessert for the first weekend of Coachella. After the music, Madonna going all Dementor-y on Drake and Leonardo DiCaprio really getting into the groove, the most important thing to know about the annual festival was all the crazy s--t people wore. Basically, you fall into one of two camps if you decide to go balls to the wall with your wardrobe: wear next to nothing because it's hot as hell at Coachella or cover yourself in crazyhead-to-toe fur because you'd rather look ridiculous than not suffer heat stroke. The clothing choices at Coachella delightfully confuse us, so can someone please answer our »
Scott Eastwood is starving. On a recent afternoon, the 29-year-old heartthrob barrels into a conference room at Twentieth Century Fox after a morning of press for his new movie, “The Longest Ride,” where he plays a bull-wrangling cowboy. He eyes the lunch buffet, unwrapping tinfoil and stacking two plates with chicken, fish and vegetables, a potluck for one. Then he sits down and realizes he might need to devour this meal with his bare hands. “I don’t have a fork,” says Eastwood, the son of screen legend Clint. “I don’t know what’s going on here.” A publicist rushes over with silverware. “Ah, ah, woo-hoo! You got some forks for us,” Eastwood says.
Even though he’s acted for 12 years, mostly in smaller roles, Eastwood’s career is now on the upswing. Eastwood has just arrived in New York from Hawaii, where he plays a Nsa agent in »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Many of your favorite stars rarely begin their careers by appearing in big, well-known movies. In fact, you'd be surprised to learn how many actually cut their acting teeth in horror movies before transitioning to other forms of entertainment (we're looking at you Jennifer Aniston and Johnny Depp). Because it's always fun watching those old-school movie scenes capturing stars before they became, well, stars -- and because Movie Munchies put together this fun video featuring 10 of them -- here's what it looked like back when folks like Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Hanks, Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Chris Pratt and more landed their big break.
- Erik Davis
Maybe the major theater chains’ fear of Netflix was justified. The streaming service has become a formidable force in film acquisition over the past year, snagging buzzy awards pics like Beasts of No Nation and big names like Adam Sandler for various projects. Now, Netflix has struck again, making a deal with comedian Ricky Gervais to release his upcoming film Special Correspondents.
Eric Bana stars in the satirical comedy as a radio news reporter who fakes wartime correspondence from within his Manhattan apartment, setting up stages in order to pretend he is embedded abroad. Gervais wrote the film, directs and co-stars.
Netflix plans to release the pic for subscribers sometime next year. Announcing the deal, Gervais said:
- Isaac Feldberg
Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson (son of actor Brendan Gleeson) has been a dependable screen presence for over five years now by standing out in a number of projects that featured bigger box-office draws than himself. In "Frank" he stole scenes from a masked Michael Fassbender; in "Anna Karenina" he was a comic revelation opposite Keira Knightley; and in "About Time," he proved he could lead a romantic comedy opposite a vet of the genre, Rachel McAdams. 2015 could be the year that Gleeson finally becomes a household name thanks to his involvement in the most anticipated film of the year, J.J. Abrams entry into the "Star Wars" canon, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which opens this December. Before that monster in unleashed, however, Gleeson will appear in a number of other buzzed-about features sure to boost his profile. "The Revenant," also set for release later this year, will see him »
- Nigel M Smith
Bana portrays a struggling New York-based radio journalist who fakes front line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in the heart of Manhattan.
Gervais said, “Having shaken up the TV industry, Netflix is about to do the same to Hollywood. It’s great to be part of the changing future. Ted Sarandos is the new Godfather of entertainment and he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.”
The film is a co-production between Bron Studios and Unanimous Entertainment. Gervais, Unanimous’ Chris Coen, Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert, Manuel Munz and Larry Sanitsky will produce. Gervais will also direct from his own script.
- Dave McNary
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