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Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »
- D. Zhea
Some new details have emerged regarding the Coen brothers' upcoming new film "Hail, Caesar!". Composer Carter Burwell and sound mixer Skip Lievsay, frequent collaborators with the Coens, appeared at a Tribeca Film Festival master class this week where they briefly touched upon the new film.
George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill star in the film which deals with a day in the life of a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. Burwell tells THR:
"It's a musical comedy that takes place on a Hollywood backlot, so you pass through all these pictures that are in production there... [actually] I wouldn't actually call it a 'musical comedy' - there are movies within the movie, and those movies might have comedic music, but the movie we're making is actually not comical.
I haven't written the music yet, but I'm quite »
- Garth Franklin
James Bond may be operating off the reservation based on footage of “Spectre” that Sony teased as part of its CinemaCon presentation Wednesday to theater owners.
The brief scene finds 007 (Daniel Craig) in his sparsely furnished apartment with Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), as she alludes to an event that happened in “Mexico” that left many in Mi-4 thinking Bond went “one step too far.”
She goes on to say, “I think you’ve got a secret. Something you won’t tell any one because you don’t trust anyone.”
The sexual tension between them is palpable and for a moment it appears that Bond may kiss his fellow agent. But there are also suggestions of a greater danger, with Bond referencing a “pale king” he must grapple with in Mexico.
There was also a key plot detail revealed that Sony asked audience members not to spoil.
Sony is distributing the Eon and MGM release. »
- Brent Lang
During his appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival, composer Carter Burwell – who has a longstanding working partnership with Joel and Ethan Coen – has shared a handful of new details for the siblings’ latest picture, Hollywood drama Hail, Caesar!
Specifically, Burwell discussed the tone of the upcoming movie and how it is “rather serious” despite being described as a musical comedy hitherto. First picked up by The Hollywood Reporter, here’s what the composer had to say on the matter.
“It’s a musical comedy that takes place on a Hollywood backlot, so you pass through all these pictures that are in production there. I wouldn’t actually call it a ‘musical comedy’ — there are movies within the movie, and those movies might have comedic music, but the movie we’re making is actually not comical,” he elaborated. “I haven’t written the music yet, but I’m quite certain it »
- Michael Briers
If you thought you had the Coen Brothers' upcoming "Hail, Caesar!" all figured out, guess again. What we've known so far is that the movie features a star-studded ensemble — Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill — and is set across a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. Supporting player Alex Karpovsky recently described the movie as "wacky and zany," comparing it to the Coens' undersung "The Hudsucker Proxy." Or is it? The Coens' composer, Carter Burwell, appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival for the "Dolby Institute: The Sound of the Coens" masterclass and shared some intriguing details about the movie, painting a far more complex portrait of the film the siblings are putting together. Read More: The Films Of The Coen Brothers: A Retrospective "It's a musical comedy that takes. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Over the course of film history, we've seen plenty of long-time actors step behind the camera to take up their directorial ambitions. Clint Eastwood did it. Mel Gibson did it. George Clooney did it. What do these three have in commonc Well, for starters, they are all men, so there's that. Further, they are all white, but more on that later. More to the point of the article, these men all eased into their directorial careers by starring in their respective debuts, using their presence on screen to help market their talents off it. And with his feature directorial effort The Water Diviner, which hits limited theaters this week, Russell Crowe is just the most recent addition to a growing list of actors who have decided to try their hand behind the camera. Like Eastwood, Gibson, and Clooney before him, the Best Actor winner stars in his first feature as director, »
- Jordan Benesh
The Groundhog Day stage musical will receive its world premiere in London.
The production will open at the Old Vic in June 2016 ahead of its Broadway transfer.
Matthew Warchus has included the musical in the lineup for his first season as the Old Vic's artistic director.
Speaking about the musical, Warchus told BBC News: "It needs a large audience and a large stage, and I wanted to start it in this country, so it's the perfect match."
He is forced to relive the same day over and over again, while having to report on »
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes. »
- Tom Stockman
Alan Rickman entertained a select audience in London last night with stories from nearly 30 years in movies.
Speaking on stage at the latest BAFTA: A Life In Pictures event, the actor-director revealed how his first exposure to film was at school with titles like Ealing comedy The Titfield Thunderbolt, before going to art school and encountering his first major influences: Antonioni and Fellini.
“But I don’t know that I thought this would be part of my life,” he recalled. “To be perfectly honest, having a film career at all is a bit of a surprise.”
After going to Rada at 25, Rickman established himself on stage and TV, and didn’t star in his first film until his early 40s. That film just happened to be the blockbuster action hit Die Hard.
He won the »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Daniel Craig has returned to filming for 'Spectre'. The 47-year-old actor underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a knee injury he suffered on the set of the new James Bond movie earlier this month and he's now said to be back on location in London already. A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Daniel is made of strong stuff and wanted to return as quick as possible. ''He filmed the face shots but his double was doing all the running. ''Daniel will have to take it easy until his knee is strong enough for strenuous sequences.'' It was previously claimed that the hunky star had not missed any filming to have his operation as the ''minor procedure'' took place during a ''scheduled break''. However, it was said he would not be rejoining production until April 22 when filming moved to London's Pinewood Studios. 'Spectre' - which also stars Christoph Waltz, »
Full disclosure, I am not a crier. I'm not sure if that comes as a result of some sort of macho pride, but I do know I get that choked up, "lump in my throat" thing on occasion, most recently during Jaeden Lieberher's final speech at the end of St. Vincent. I also had a similar moment during The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The one thing about admitting what makes you cry is it opens you up to possible ridicule or at least opens up a part of you that you don't often show, certainly not publicly. So to admit the movies that make you cry may be perceived as a scary thing, which means the Internet just might be the perfect avenue for having such a discussion since we are all, more or less, anonymous. The Academy, however, put a few people on the spot asking the likes of Oprah Winfrey, »
- Brad Brevet
Read More: Watch: 'Academy Originals' Explores How to Destroy a Bridge For 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' The latest episode of "Academy Originals" asks filmmakers and actors about the first movie that made them cry. The answers are diverse and some may surprise you. David Oyelowo of "Selma" answers "The Color Purple." Chiwetel Ejiofor and director Scott Cooper both said "Schindler's List." Both Paul Dano and Ralph Fiennes answer "Bambi." To see other people's choices, watch the entire video above. What is the first movie to make you cry? Let us know in the comments below! Read More: Watch: 'Academy Originals' Goes Behind-the-Scenes of The Oscars »
- Travis Clark
This month Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, Ryan Gosling's Lost River and Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner see these performers make the dizzying leap from actor to director. But in which of their colleagues' footsteps might they follow?
We take a look at six different categories of actor-turned-directors.
Too handsome to be a supporting actor, and lacking the gravitas of a major star, Ben Affleck looked to be heading towards Kilmer-ville before he released Gone Baby Gone, a dark Dennis Lehane thriller he co-wrote and directed, with brother Casey taking the lead. Follow-up The Town proved solid, but his next effort, Argo, was a surprise Best Picture winner. The fact Affleck didn't receive a Director nomination suggests he's not yet been forgiven for the likes of Gigli, but the forthcoming Lehane adaptation Live By Night should fix that.
As an actor, Clint Eastwood's flinty »
It seems that Christoph Waltz is sticking to his story. On the very day that the cast for Spectre was officially unveiled, actor Christoph Waltz revealed that his character was called Franz Oberhauser, despite many believing he would play the classic Bond villain Blofeld. Since then he has denied playing Blofeld several times, but since the release of the first teaser trailer many fans are sure that his character is indeed super spy’s arch nemesis.
In an interview with GQ, Waltz was once again asked if he is playing Blofeld to which he responded, “That is absolutely untrue. That rumour started on the Internet, and the Internet is a pest. The name of my character is Franz Oberhauser.”
- Thomas Roach
Jessica Chastain seemingly became famous overnight. While she shot “Wild Salome” with Al Pacino earlier (the movie still hasn’t come out stateside, but you can read our review here), 2011 marked The Year Of Chastain. Suddenly, she had a string of movies coming to cinemas: Terrence Malick’s “The Tree Of Life,” Jeff Nichols’ “Take Shelter,” Ralph Fiennes’ directorial effort “Coriolanus,” John Madden's "The Debt," and, of course, “The Help,” which earned the actress her first Academy Award nomination. She was everywhere, and in high demand, soon garnering work and acclaim in films by Christopher Nolan, Kathryn Bigelow, John Hillcoat, J. C. Chandor, and more (later this year she has films coming out by Guillermo del Toro and Ridley Scott). Read More: Jessica Chastain Talks 'A Most Violent Year,' Avoiding Brooklyn Cliches, & An Unlikely Political Inspiration In a recent and very engaging one-hour conversation with photographer/filmmaker Sam Jones on. »
- Edward Davis
Since his casting was announced at a press conference late last year, the internet has been abuzz with rumours that he will play Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who is known as the head of criminal organisation Spectre.
The character last appeared in For Your Eyes Only, although the character was unnamed due to an ongoing legal dispute.
Speaking to GQ about the Blofeld rumours, Waltz said: "That is absolutely untrue. That rumour started on the internet, and the internet is a pest. The name of my character is Franz Oberhauser."
Meanwhile, the actor admitted to hesitating when he was first offered a role in the latest Bond film.
"I always hesitate... You ask yourself, hang on - what »
Of all the things to stop James Bond dead in his tracks, a small knee injury wouldn’t be the first obstacle to come to mind. Nevertheless, following an on-set accident back in February, MGM has confirmed that star Daniel Craig underwent minor knee surgery during a scheduled Spectre break to correct said injury. He is human, after all!
Here’s what a spokesperson had to say about the incident, which won’t have any impact on the film’s production schedule.
“During a scheduled break, Daniel Craig had arthroscopic surgery to repair his knee injury. He will rejoin production on April 22nd at Pinewood.”
Craig first sprained his knee whilst filming an action scene at England’s famous Pinewood Studios, though this didn’t affect Spectre‘s European shoots that followed, as it’s understood the actor didn’t miss any days of filming as production switched to Rome »
- Michael Briers
Seemingly always under a perpetual black cloud during production, Spectre has experienced another small set back. Daniel Craig is said to have sprained his knee in early February while shooting an action sequence on set at Pinewood Studios. He had to undergo knee surgery this weekend, though Eon Productions says it was a 'minor procedure'. The actor was flown to New York for the surgery during Easter break.
"During a scheduled break, Daniel Craig had arthroscopic surgery to repair his knee injury. He will rejoin production on April 22nd at Pinewood."
Sorry it’s been so long since the last column, dear readers. I’ve been very busy these last couple weeks, doing things such as finishing up a book I’m writing, celebrating my birthday, and getting to see Heart and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in concert. But I have returned to Trailer Trashin’, with our first look at the next James Bond movie, Spectre.
Premise: In the aftermath of the bombing of MI6, a cryptic message sets in motion events that will see James Bond (Daniel Craig) come face-to-face with a sinister organization known as Spectre. As Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the newly-appointed M, continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond is drawn into a confrontation with an enemy who knows him better than he knows himself and holds a dangerous secret that will force Bond to question the value of everything he has fought to protect. »
- Timothy Monforton
Sneak Peek more new stunt double set images from the currently shooting 'James Bond' movie "Spectre" in Mexico, on the news that '007' actor Daniel Craig has been transported to hospital to repair a knee injury, and will resume shooting his scenes April 22, 2015:
"...Daniel Craig had arthroscopic surgery to repair his knee injury. He will rejoin production on April 22nd at Pinewood..."
"His body has taken a hell of a battering while filming 'Bond...
"...because he really throws himself wholeheartedly...
"...into a very demanding part..."
"...a cryptic message from the past of 'Bond'...
"...sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization.
"Then while 'M' battles political forces...
"...to keep the secret service alive...
"...Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind 'Spectre'..."
- Michael Stevens
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