Who knew Jonathan Demme.s The Silence of the Lambs could be so funny? Demme knew that he should keep the above bloopers on the cutting room floor, choosing to maintain the tense, dramatic tone of Thomas Harris. best-selling novel instead of turning it into a flat-out comedy. These bloopers were shared on YouTube. It.s primarily just actors like Scott Glenn, Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster cracking each other up as scenes peter out. Needless to say, breaking the tension on set worked out pretty well for pretty much everyone involved. I guess it.s just offsetting seeing comedy coming out of a movie that.s so very serious. Oddly enough, you don.t have to look too far to find similar blooper reels from dramatic fare. For example, Lambs beat Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte.s The Prince of Tides in the Best Picture race in 1992 . and That »
Some movies are just not funny at all. The Silence Of The Lambs is one of those movies. When you watch the dead serious performances from Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, you never chuckle once. Sure, maybe some of the dated technology makes the movie a little humorous, but the subject matter of the film never elicits any comedic moments. That is until you see the blooper reel. A Spanish subtitled reel of moments from Jonathan Demme's Best Picture winner made their way online and »
- Alex Maidy
Alfonso Cuarón's space odyssey is a visually mesmerising, crowd-pleasing fairground ride
There's a sequence in Stanley Kubrick's epochal 2001: A Space Odyssey in which the cranky supercomputer Hal throws a space pod at astronaut Frank Poole, sending him spinning silently through the empty void. This sequence is effectively expanded to feature-film length in Alfonso Cuarón's eye-boggling Gravity, which hurls Sandra Bullock and George Clooney into the abyss after their Hubble-attached shuttle is hit by an avalanche of space debris. Swirling among scattered shards of ever-circling extraterrestrial junk, our unfeasibly good-looking heroes must get a grip on anything that will offer them safe re-entry into Earth's atmosphere or drift ever further into the depths of space – cold, dark and utterly alone.
Created through a painstaking combination of physical and digital performance that disintegrates the divide between live action and animation, Gravity boasts a level of sheer visual invention »
- Mark Kermode
Hannibal Lecter may be a murderous maniac who eats his patients’ brains, but even he has to goof around sometimes. A “Silence of the Lambs” blooper reel (above) shows Anthony Hopkins breaking from his menacing and Academy Award-winning portrayal of the famous serial killer to impersonate Rocky with shout outs to Adrian and Paulie. Also read: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Day-Lewis Almost Played Hannibal Lecter in ‘Silence of the Lambs’ In another take gone wrong, Jodie Foster — who also won an Oscar for her performance as FBI agent Clarice Starling — tells Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) to “Freeze! put your hands on your hips! »
- Greg Gilman
After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot.
Blomkamp’s latest film with Mrc and Sony Pictures, Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, which Blomkamp wrote and directed and also produced with Bill Block and Simon Kinberg, has grossed an estimated $283M worldwide to date. »
- Michelle McCue
The film tells the story of Chappie, a robot who after being kidnapped by criminals during his birth is adopted by a strange and dysfunctional family. Weaver joins what looks like an already great cast with the likes of Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja, Yolandi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Brandon Auret.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Mrc have begun production in Johannesburg, South Africa on Chappie, the next film from writer-director Neill Blomkamp, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio, and Mrc. Chappie is co-produced and co-financed by Sony Pictures and Mrc; the film will be marketed and distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures.
Blomkamp will direct Chappie from a screenplay he has written with Terri Tatchell. He will also produce the film with Simon Kinberg. Blomkamp's latest film with Mrc and Sony Pictures, Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, which Blomkamp wrote and directed and also produced with Bill Block and Simon Kinberg, has grossed an estimated $283 million worldwide to date.
London — Can you remember the last time a villain in a movie franchise was significantly more popular than the hero? Truth be told, you have to go back to 1991 and "The Silence of the Lambs." Jodie Foster's FBI Agent Clarice Starling was our hero, but Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter was the break-out star (shoot, he was pretty much a cultural phenomenon). Flash forward 20 years and Chris Hemsworth has found himself in a similar situation playing a mighty Avenger in 2011's "Thor" and the global blockbuster "The Avengers." Thor has his fans, but it's his witty and devious brother »
- Gregory Ellwood
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Mrc have begun production in Johannesburg, South Africa on Chappie , the next film from writer-director Neill Blomkamp, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio, and Mrc. Chappie is co-produced and co-financed by Sony Pictures and Mrc; the film will be marketed and distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures. Blomkamp will direct Chappie from a screenplay he has written with Terri Tatchell. He will also produce the film with Simon Kinberg. Blomkamp's latest film with Mrc and Sony Pictures, Elysium , starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, which Blomkamp wrote and directed and also produced with Bill Block and Simon Kinberg, has grossed an estimated $283 million »
Does it still matter if a film's lead character is gay? And do movie-makers need to spell it out to audiences in advance?
In Italy, attitudes towards homosexuality are still pretty conservative, so the Italian distributor of Stranger By the Lake – a French thriller about a killer at large in an idyllic gay-cruising area – had to be careful about its publicity. Careful, that is, to ramp up the gay angle. Where the picture's international trailer opens with a cryptic conversation about a fish before showing glimpses of male nudity and a bit of groping in the bushes, the Italian trailer drops the fish, adds some flesh and shows two men passionately getting it on.
This wasn't an act of politically motivated provocation; quite the opposite, in fact. "In Italy, we have a lot of problems with censorship for homosexual films," says Dario de Lorenzo of Teodora Film, the distributor in question. »
- Ben Walters
Not everyone is celebrating the opening of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The venue, which encompasses the 1933 Beverly Hills Post Office and the new 500-seat Bram Goldsmith Theater, held a gala opening last week that drew a Hollywood crowd featuring high-profile actors ranging from Sidney Poitier to Jodie Foster to Jason Bateman. Now, some Los Angeles–based casting directors are calling for talent to boycott the Wallis. Their gripe with the $70-million performance hall: It’s casting out of New York. For the only production it’s casting this season, the Miklos Laszlo play “Parfumerie” that’s set to run from Nov. 26 to Dec. 22, the center used New York–based casting director Alexander Fraser. “Parfumerie” will feature Los Angeles–based actors in the cast, but the city’s casting directors are fuming over the perceived snub. “Beyond the immediate disappointment, I think there should be a protest, »
Think about it — you two have an enormous amount in common. You both started acting as children, you’ve both starred in Hugely successful franchise movie series – Twilight and High School Musical — and you’ve both been involved in happy, long term love relationships in the past; Kristen with Robert Pattinson and Zac with Vanessa Hudgens.
Consider the enormous amount you two have to talk about and relate to.
Kristen, you had »
- Bonnie Fuller
Ja from Mnpp here. We all know what happened the last time a girl named Nell wandered into the woods - no good can come from it! I kid, I kid - I know there are vehement Nell defenders out there, and I've no doubt you're all up in this actressexual's haven, so I'll step off.
I only use that Jodie Foster film as a sideways stepping stone to address today's news that Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood have signed up to star in Into the Forest, an adaptation of Jean Hegland's book about a pair of sisters (named Nell, a-ha, and Eva), one a ballet dancer and the other a student (I don't think I'll ever figure out which actress is playing which role!), who are forced into survival mode together when society comes crashing down around them in the not distant future. Have any of you read the book? »
Hailee Steinfeld was Oscar-nominated for her role in True Grit at just 13. Now she's back with a gravity-defying role in Ender's Game, and the lead in Romeo and Juliet. She tells Tim Adams how to handle school bullies, stand up to Jeff Bridges, fake falling in love – and make the Coen Brothers laugh
The last time we saw Hailee Steinfeld, she had fallen down a hole and was being menaced by rattlesnakes. By that climactic point in the Coen Brothers' 2010 version of True Grit, she had so stolen the show as a debutante actor in the daunting company of Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin that you had no doubt she would face down the ordeal. Steinfeld had been chosen for the role of the pigtailed Mattie Ross, heroine of the Charles Portis novel, from an open audition of 150,000 girls in her native California. The idea of a star »
- Tim Adams
Gwen Stefani finally confirmed her third pregnancy -- without saying a single word!The No Doubt frontwoman let her baby bump do all the talking last night, as her growing belly made its debut on the red carpet in a gorgeous blue fringe dress.With hubby Gavin Rossdale by her side, Gwen cradled her stomach at the Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Inaugural Gala on Thursday night in Beverly Hills.While Eve spilled the beans back in , the couple have remained silent about Baby #3. The two already have sons Zuma and Kingston.The 44-year-old singer wasn't the only expecting star at the event. Rachel Zoe was also seen showing off her baby bump to buddy Nicole Richie.The party was a celeb-studded affair, with additional guests like Demi Moore, Charlize Theron, Jodie Foster, Amy Adams and many more -- who all stunned at the fashionable event. Check out all the party pics above. »
- tooFab Staff
The Paradise is returning to BBC One, with one new arrival certain to ruffle a few feathers - Ben Daniels (House of Cards, Law & Order: UK) is Tom Weston, Katherine's "cruel", "toxic" yet "charming" new husband.
Ahead of series two's debut on Sunday night, Digital Spy spoke to Daniels to find out what drew him to The Paradise department store...
The BBC has a strong reputation for period drama, so was working on The Paradise something you leapt at?
"Not because it was a period drama but because of the role - the description I was given of him. Bill Gallagher wrote to me and said, 'I'm thinking up a new character and I'd love you to play him - this is who he is'.
"He wrote the most fantastic synopsis of Tom Weston. Before I'd even read the script, he sent me a box-set of the first series so »
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer, and Curzon on Demand.
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Freaky Friday: the 1976 original starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster; so much fun, and so very slyly feminist, too [at Netflix] The Help: if movies that’re all men and no women can be universal, so can this one; this is The Shawshank Redemption [my review] [at Netflix] Seven Psychopaths: a witty take on Hollywood’s narrowmindedness and creative despair; an arthouse anti-action flick [my review] [at Netflix]
streaming now, before it’s on dvd
The Purge: mixes science fiction speculation with familiar horror tropes to create a startling satire on America’s culture of violence [my review] [at blinkbox] Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington: powerful documentary about the war journalist killed in action, and what motivated him and his work [at blinkbox]
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- MaryAnn Johanson
After an overwhelmingly positive response to their 2013 hosting gig, Tina & Amy are returning for two more ceremonies!
Do you enjoy beauty, laughter and witty commentary? Then we’ve got good news for you! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have officially been confirmed as co-hosts for the next two Golden Globe ceremonies, the 71st (2014) and 72nd (2015) respectively.
The news broke in the wee hours of Oct. 15, and came directly from the Golden Globe Awards‘ official Twitter account:
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) October 15, 2013
We loved watching Tina and Amy host the Golden Globes earlier this year, not only because they were hysterical, but also because their jokes were strangely relevant to what we’re all about here at HollywoodLife.com. »
- Andy Swift
Movies don’t usually get as creepy or thrilling as the top-notch, Oscar-winning Silence Of The Lambs, which will be screened next Tuesday, October 22nd, as part of Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by the chefs at Tenacious Eats. This is a one-of-a-kind event where food is prepared and plated in front of you, in the form of a 5-course gourmet meal, while you watch a film on the big screen. Tenacious Eats only works with locally produced food procured by them and hard-to-find ingredients imported from places that specialize in them. For each new film, the folks at Tenacious Eats write a new menu specific to that movie’s story. Sometimes the menu is literal and sometimes it is inspired interpretation. In all cases, each dining experience is different because each film is different. By integrating film and food, Movies for Foodies creates an original experience, »
- Tom Stockman
These days you can watch any movie you desire online. Yet there's still one thing the magical wonders of instant streaming haven't solved for indecisive movie-lovers: what the heck to watch! Moviefone is here to recommend the best streaming movies from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant each week in the Moviefone Stream.
This week's Moviefone Stream picks range from drugged narcotic officers and horror movie spoofs, to Algerian revolutions and Tokyo excursions. Check out our suggestions below and happy streaming!
Comedy: 'Scary Movie' (2000)
The "Scary Movie" series quickly turned from crude and clever to inane and desperate with each additional film. However the first film is still the funniest with the most clever movie spoofs and parodied the horror genre better than any other satire movie. From Anna Farris' goof on "The Matrix" to the many ridiculous jokes on "Scream," "Scary Movie" is that perfect non-scary movie to »
- Erin Whitney
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