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Conan O'Brien didn't take anything seriously when he hosted the 2014 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, and his recap of the big night on Monday's episode of TBS' Conan was just as spectacular. "I almost wasn't ready for the show. I made it, but it was really close," revealed the talk show host, who had landed cameos from 50 stars -- from Russell Crowe and Demi Moore to Anthony Hopkins and Martin Scorsese -- for the awards the night before. Photos: MTV Movie Awards 2014 Red Carpet The camera then flipped to Conan's dressing room, showing him sticking an American
- Debbie Emery
Conan O’Brien kicked off tonight’s explosive 2014 MTV Movie Award ceremony by emerging from a 5,000 pound, flaming bucket of popcorn at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The late night talk show host made television history by breaking the world record for the most celebrity cameos in a show opening, featuring such stars as Taylor Swift, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Adam Sandler, Katy Perry, Andy Samberg, Jack White, Ashton Kutcher, Martin Scorsese, Demi Moore, Emma Watson, Russell Crowe, Paul Rudd and Jessica Alba. The live telecast celebrated the past year’s best films across a variety of genres, including comedy, action and drama, as well as the most popular Hollywood celebrities. [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
All told it was a buoyant frame as nationwide takings improved by 6% to $18.25 million and six titles each earned more than $1 million.
Animated comedy The Lego Movie eased by 10% to $5.1 million in its second weekend, propelling its haul to $14.4 million, according to Rentrak.s estimates. The Village Roadshow Pictures/Warner Bros. co-production looks set to reach $28 million, if not $30 million, and the worldwide cume hit $US425 million.
Superhero adventure Captain America: The Winter Soldier grabbed $3.6 million despite falling by 40%, to elevate its 11-day total to $12.2 million. However the Marvel franchise isn.t tracking as strongly here as in the Us, where the film starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel J. Jackson has rung up $US159 million in 10 days.
- Don Groves
When you’re hosting the MTV Movie Awards and promise viewers “The Biggest One You’ll Ever See,” opening with any old been-there-done-that monologue is no longer an option. Conan O’Brien was acutely aware of that challenge when he opted to attempt the Movie Awards’ boldest coup yet and score 50 celebrity cameos within the first five minutes of the show.
As you’ve now seen, O’Brien managed to pull off the feat. But he didn’t do it alone. Director Troy Miller tells EW how MTV assembled this “whirlwind of a celebrity-fest” (full list at bottom), which included appearances by Taylor Swift, »
- Lanford Beard
Conan O'Brien's gigantic opening at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards was one for the record books, with the host landing cameos from 50 stars, from Russell Crowe and Demi Moore to Anthony Hopkins and Martin Scorsese. Incredibly, it all came together during the past three weeks, when O'Brien first approached MTV with the idea. For getting footage of the busy stars, speed was the name of the game, says Troy Miller, who directed and produced the segment via his Dakota Pictures. "We had this lean, mean Seal Team Six machine. We'd come in, get it from six different angles and people
- Aaron Couch
It is fitting that Hateship Loveship features the most awkward romantic chemistry between two lead actors of any film in 2014 (a year that has already brought us the insipid Winter’s Tale and Breathe In) since it also has one of the most awkward titles of any film in recent memory. Yes, the film’s title is abbreviated from the title of an Alice Munro short story that requires you to take a deep breath before mentioning it: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage. However, what may have blossomed on the page does not quite gel in an elongated feature-length format, despite a surprisingly strong effort from a subdued Kristen Wiig.
The actress plays Johanna, a caretaker who performs her duties with the utmost care and precision, like a shier version of Anthony Hopkins’ loyal butler from The Remains of the Day. After an old lady she nannies dies, Johanna still »
- Jordan Adler
Making of Thor The Dark World by Method Studios by CGMeetup Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Thor: The Dark World was directed by Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones") and will be coming to DVD soon. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, »
Film fans almost experienced an immersive screening of Noah last week.
A Vue cinema in Exeter had to be evacuated due to flooding, just as the Biblical epic starring Russell Crowe was about to premiere.
Staff noticed the excess water after arriving in the morning, and organisers were forced to cancel the screening - even if it may have felt like you were in the thick of the action as Noah builds his Ark to survive huge floods.
The flood was reportedly caused by a faulty ice machine, so any need to organise animals in pairs was swiftly averted.
A spokesman for Vue cinema said: "We can confirm that there was flooding at Vue Exeter on Friday, April 4, due to a fault with an ice machine.
"We are open for business as usual, and are working with engineers to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible."
We’re not quite sure who Gerald will play yet, but we know it’s a baddie. Gerald’s work includes Avatar, Escape Plan and TV show Dexter as well as Marvel One-Shot, All Hail The King. He’ll soon be in movies theatres with Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell in Solace.
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Directed by Darren Aronofsky.
A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission to rescue the innocent before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the wicked from the world.
This is a film review. I’ve not read The Bible, I’m not a religious person in the slightest although I have no issue in any way, shape or form with those who are. If you watch Noah because you have even the vaguest interest in the Bible story on which it is based, and wish to discuss, argue, or debate the merits of the film based on this, that is entirely your prerogative. I, however, watched it solely because it is the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky, a film maker I admire greatly, »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel is keeping its next villain all in the family.
After starring in the Marvel One-Shot "All Hail the King" alongside Ben Kingsley, actor Matt Gerald is set to join "Ant-Man" as an unidentified antagonist. It's unclear if he'll reprise his "King" role of White Power Dave; Deadline reports he'll play simply "one of the bad guys."
Gerald's previous, non-Marvel credits include roles as tough guys in films including "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," "Avatar," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," and "Escape Plan." He'll next be seen in the thriller "Solace," which stars Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins.
Along with Gerald, "Ant-Man"'s eclectic cast includes Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Envangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, and Patrick Wilson. The flick is directed by Edgar Wright, from a script by Wright and Joe Cornish.
"Ant-Man" is set to debut July 17, 2015.
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- Katie Roberts
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky, the man who tackled a bleak Hubert Selby novel and gave Mickey Rourke new life, if only for a brief moment, may at first glance seem like a disastrous choice to helm a biblical themed movie based on Noah. Truth be told, I was a little a taken back by his desire to take on such a project. But when you think about it, the move really does make sense. Noah is a story that lends itself well to a director who doesn’t fear his material or being creative with it. And Aronofsky’s movies always seem to have a spiritual angle (if at times somewhat hidden) to them. But oh boy, did Noah, leading up to its release, have some negative press around it. From the studio not happy with »
- Craig Dietz
Ja from Mnpp here, back from vacation with a brand new round of "Beauty Vs. Beast." So here's the question (or rather the first question): what's your favorite Francis Ford Coppola movie? The legendary helmer's turning 75 today and so we look back through his work - the Godfathers, the Conversations, the Peggy Sues... the super sad undead love stories... listen, I'm not going to argue that his 1992 version of Dracula is his best film - I'd rather make it through the day without y'all calling the men in white suits to my door, thank you very much. But it's surely the movie of his I've watched the most times and have gotten the most pleasure from (give or take some Rob Lowe coming out of the shower in The Outsiders). The old fashioned effects work, Eiko Ishioka's astounding costumes - I wore my copy of the behind-the-scenes book down to a nub. »
Michael Moore at First Time Fest Stand Alone: "And the other film I saw at that time was a film made with Barbie Dolls. It's called Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Michael Moore in a seated Stand Alone with Director of Programming David Schwartz discussed how he got into filmmaking through his immersion in the cinema of Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman, François Truffaut, Federico Fellini and sneaking in to see Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.
This year's First Time Fest First Exposure series includes Julie Taymor's Titus, starring Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming - Salesman directed by Charlotte Zwerin, Albert and David Maysles - James Toback's Fingers starring Harvey Keitel - David Lynch's Eraserhead with Dp Frederick Elmes in person - Kelly Reichardt's River Of Grass »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
© 2014 Marvel
Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier is #1 at the box office and has posted an estimated $96.2 million in its domestic debut April 4-6.
Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “With over $300 million to date, Disney/Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier takes the world by storm. Earning $203.3 million this weekend worldwide and with its $207.1M international to date total, the film also surpasses the box office of the original installment in only 10 days of release.” Cap fans and moviegoers gave the movie an A CinemaScore.
Set after the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington DC. However, peace is fleeting, and when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Captain America must put on his uniform once more, and fight an unexpected and formidable enemy. »
- Movie Geeks
Director: Darren Aronofsky.
Running Time: 138 minutes.
Synopsis: Noah (Russell Crowe) receives a message from The Creator that the world will suffer a terrible flood and all of mankind will perish. He must build an ark to save the animals and his family, but Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone) has other ideas.
“Ha!” you scoff. “A film based on Noah? Everyone knows what happens: a message from God, a big boat, some animals, blah blah blah.” But hold your horses: chances are, you don’t know Darren Aronofsky’s interpretation of the tale of Noah. Sure, it retains some key elements – the message from God, the big boat and some animals – but there’s also a few giant stone angels, forbidden pregnancies and Cockney gangsters thrown in for good measure, because why not?
Indeed, ‘why not »
- Chris Wharfe
Directed by Darren Aronofsky.
A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.
Boy do I love me some crazy. I’m such a fan of enormous, garish spectacles. Movies like David Lynch’s Dune that are just so wildly over the top that you wonder how they ever came to be. In the final scenes when Kyle MacLachlan if riding a giant worm into battle to a smooth rock soundtrack provided by Toto, you just marvel at all the insanity you watch unfolding in front of you. Or any of the big budget works from the warped mind of Terry Gilliam. I could watch The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen or Time Bandits a thousand times. We are given »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel's "Ant-Man" has found its villain -- well, one of them anyway. Relative unknown Matt Gerald has signed on to play an unspecified bad guy role opposite the titular pint-sized superhero, played by Paul Rudd, according to Deadline. Rudd plays Scott Lang, the latest hero to take on the mantle of Ant-Man, while Michael Douglas will play original Ant-Man Hank Pym. Little has been revealed about the plot of the film, which is being directed by Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead," "The World's End"). The cast also includes Patrick Wilson ("Watchmen") and Michael Pena ("End of Watch"). Scheduled to open summer 2015, "Ant-Man" will allegedly be tied directly into "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," which opens two months earlier. The studio released "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" this weekend. Following small roles in "Avatar" and "Escape Plan," Gerald will soon be seen in "Solace," alongside Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell. »
- HitFix Staff
Now playing in theaters is director Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic Noah. As most of you already know, the film is Aronofsky’s take on the Great Flood story from the Bible, with Russell Crowe assuming the role of a man who is told by God that Earth’s population will be wiped out by a flood. The film also stars Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman, and Douglas Booth. For more on Noah, here’s 11 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, 30 images, a featurette, and all our previous coverage. At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Winstone. He talked about working with Aronofsky, how he got involved in the project, what it was like seeing the Ark for the first time, how he likes to prepare for a role, working with Sean Penn in The Gunman, and more. Hit the jump to watch. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The Trip to Italy kicks off tonight at 10pm on BBC Two - but before we join Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a jovial jaunt from Piemonte to Capri, let's cast our minds back to 2010 to recall a few of the funniest moments from the first series.
Four years back, The Trip saw Coogan and Brydon embark on a restaurant tour of the north of England - enjoying good food, tolerating each other's company and competing furiously throughout.
"That's how Michael Caine speaks."
"She was only 16 years old!" - Steve and Rob are both expert Michael Caine impersonators and while Brydon arguably edges it, you have to admire the technical precision of Coogan's take - in particular, he nails the 'broken voice'.
"You were thinking of doing Anthony Hopkins, weren't you?"
The pair get increasingly passionate - and loud - as they compete to see who can do the »
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