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Nicole Kidman is opening up about her happy marriage to Keith Urban. Although the cute couple married when she was 39 and he was 38, the Oscar winner says she's glad to have found true love. "Keith always says, 'We're lucky we met late in life. The sadness of that is we can't have six kids together, but the greatness of that is [we are done] with all the other stuff, so now we are totally present for this.' That's a great thing to hear from a man," Kidman tells The Edit. The lovebirds recently celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary during one of Urban's concerts and he gave his wife a loving shout-out from the stage. "Eight years, baby girl," Urban said. »
The Weinstein Co. just sent over the above first look at Nicole Kidman in the upcoming live-action/CG-hybrid feature Paddington, the new movie based on the beloved fictional character from children's literature created by Michael Bond in 1958, along with a new teaser poster for the film at the bottom of this post. Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) with a passion for all things British who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck -- "Please look after this bear. Thank you." -- and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of »
- Brad Brevet
The latest poster has been released for Paddington, the rather charming looking Christmas movie which blends a CGI Paddington Bear with a live-action setting and a cast including Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Peter Capaldi (if you missed the first trailer, it can be found by clicking here).
For those of you wondering who it is voicing Paddington, it was recently revealed that Skyfall star Ben Whishaw had taken over from Colin Firth (The King’s Speech). It was a decision which both Firth and the movie’s director and producers all agreed with after realising that the beloved bear would be better off with a younger voice!
Along with a lovely new poster, we also have a first look at Nicole Kidman in Paddington as a sinister taxidermist who will seemingly be the one to set her sights on the sandwich loving bear in the movie. »
- Josh Wilding
The 41st Telluride Film Festival, which has become a harbinger of heavyweight Oscar contenders over the past few years, has announced its schedule for the fest – which opens Friday and runs through Labor Day — just as a charter planeload of industry festgoers departs Lax. Despite a well-publicized battle with the upcoming Toronto Film Festival over Oscar-buzzed movies, Telluride honchos Tom Luddy, Gary Meyer and Julie Huntsinger have some pretty impressive contenders in the mix. Of course, film-freak paradise that it is, Telluride is not all about hot awards titles but a mix of programming that always whets the appetite of movie lovers who flock here each Labor Day weekend.
That said, Oscar watchers will be eagerly lining up for Fox Searchlight and New Regency’s Birdman, which is coming directly from its opening-night slot at the Venice Film Festival where it received rapturous reviews — not only for star Michael Keaton »
- Pete Hammond
Lionsgate has announced it will re-release its gruesome 2004 franchise-launcher Saw in a limited nationwide run this Halloween, giving horror fanatics something to mark their calendars for. Saw will open for a one week 10th anniversary engagement on Friday, October 31 with Thursday midnights in select locations. The serial killer pic spawned a seven-film, $874 million franchise with a simple high concept premise: Two men wake up in the lair of a serial killer named Jigsaw, forced to do the unthinkable to survive while figuring out their captor’s identity.
The gory thriller not only gave birth to the most succesful horror franchise in history, it also launched the career of director James Wan, who went on to helm recent hits Insidious, The Conjuring, Insidious: Chapter 2, and Universal’s upcoming Fast & Furious 7. Wan’s Saw co-writer Leigh Whannell starred in the first film and is now set to make his directorial debut with Insidious: Chapter 3. »
- Jen Yamato
Posters for a trio of fall releases have landed online. Briefly: The Judge – The first The Judge poster puts Robert Downey Jr. in a precarious position, as he’s forced to defend his father (Robert Duvall)—a judge—in the court of law. The film marks director David Dobkin’s first foray into drama and I’m curious to see how it comes together when I catch its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next week. The tagline is…interesting. The pic opens in theaters on October 10th. Foxcatcher – The previous poster for Bennett Miller’s highly anticipated drama focused on Channing Tatum’s Olympic wrestler character, but this new poster is all about the transformed Steve Carell as eccentric millionaire John du Pont. This is another film that will be screening at Tiff before its theatrical bow on November 14th. Paddington – A new poster for the live-action »
- Adam Chitwood
Having survived the wholesale replacement of his voice – with Ben Whishaw taking over for Colin Firth when his film’s team decided to go in a younger direction with the character – Paddington Bear is now headed for our cinemas with all due speed. To remind us of that fact, and even though this new image carries the Us release date (we see the film November 28), here is the latest poster for his new cinematic outing, courtesy of Moviefone. The furry friend with the marmalade fetish is hitting screens thanks to Bunny And The Bull director Paul King, marshalling a script he wrote via a mix of live-action and CG. The story sees Paddington come to stay with the Browns, led by Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins. There, while he’s good-natured, his inquisitive inclinations lead him into trouble more than once.And that’s not his biggest problem, either. The »
Empire Magazine has released high quality version of two of the previously released photos from Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron". The first showing Whedon and actor Jeremy Renner on the set, the second a shot of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark And Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner.
Next comes new shots of the huggable robot Baymax in the Disney/Marvel animated feature "Big Hero 6," followed by a first look at Riley - the 11-year-old girl at the center of Pixar's "Inside Out". That film deals with the clashing personalities of the colorful emotions that populate her mind.
Finally there's a new shot of Meryl Streep in the film adaptation of the Sondheim musical "Into the Woods," a new shot of Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game," a first look at Nicole Kidman in "Paddington," and a photo of Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell's period »
- Garth Franklin
The Weinstein Company has released a new Paddington image from director Paul King’s (The Mighty Boosh) upcoming film about the lovable bear. The story centers on said bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who is lost at Paddington Station in London, adopted by a kind family, and then sets out in search of an explorer who inspired his aunt years before. The first trailer revealed the tomfoolery that ensues, and while the pic had a bit of a creative shakeup when Colin Firth opted to step down from main voicing duties, I still remain hopeful that Paddington will be an adorable family friendly adventure comedy. Today’s new image reveals Nicole Kidman’s character, who happens to be the antagonist of the pic—a sinister, seductive taxidermist. Hit the jump to take a look at the new Paddington image. The live-action cast also includes Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, »
- Adam Chitwood
To celebrate the release of Before I Go To Sleep starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong (in cinemas September 5th), we are offering 3 of you the chance to win a copy of the Before I go to Sleep novel, the official poster and The Others and The Talented Mr. Ripley on DVD.
Based on the International Best-Selling Novel by S. J. Watson, Before I Go To Sleep is a tense psychological thriller starring Academy Award® Winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours), Academy Award® Winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) and Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). After a traumatic accident, Christine Lucas (Kidman) wakes up every day without being able to remember the day before. With the fear of living each day with no memory, she attempts to piece together the events of her past, uncovering terrifying truths that force her to question everyone around her, »
- Dan Bullock
Despite all the pieces heralding this as a golden age of television, the Emmys — or more accurately, those who mounted and attended them — still haven’t gotten over their infatuation with movie stars, or retired their age-old inferiority complex. And while people are to be forgiven for ogling Matthew McConaughey, the cumulative weight of all the attention he garnered from the stage went from cute to unseemly, as if nobody could believe a recent Oscar winner would deign to attend their party.
Not only does this fly in the face of history — movie stars aren’t exactly a new feature of Emmy voting — but it does a general disservice to those who have rightfully garnered praise for their television work. Besides, Bryan Cranston just won a Tony for the play “All the Way;” should people be doing cartwheels that he found time to show up?
Yet there was McConaughey on the red carpet, »
- Brian Lowry
September 5, 2014
Director: Jake Kasdan
Running time: 94 mins
Director: Rowan Joffe
Running time: 92 mins
Director: Adam Wingard
Running time: 100 mins
Director: David Wain
Running time: 81 mins
September 12, 2014
Running time: 97 mins
Director: Anton Corbijn
Running time: 122 mins
Director: Matthew Warchus
Running time: 120 mins
September 19, 2014
20,000 Days on Earth
Running time: 97 mins
Director: Phillip Noyce
Running time: Tbc mins
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Colin Firth, »
Main Street during The Telluride Film Festival
The Telluride Film Festival seemingly appears overnight against the gorgeous backdrop of rugged mountains. It lasts just four days but in fact it takes more than a month of intensive labor to transform the elementary school, high school, hockey rink, library, the park in the middle of town and a masonic temple into theaters. Now in its 41st year,up until recently this hallowed Labor Day weekend event has long been a quiet fixture on the festival circuit. As most of the festival world knows, the escalating word of mouth about the quality of Telluride’s unofficial premieres caused the Toronto International Film Festival to issue an ultimatum to those hoping to land choice spots in the fall line-up: if you choose to screen at Telluride first, your film will be pushed back on Tiff’s slate. Realistically- Toronto has little to fear from Telluride besides buzz. »
- Lane Scarberry
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have it. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender have it. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have it. Will Ferrell and his Anchorman news team had it. Nicole Kidman’s most recent film was taken out of competition at Cannes partly because of not having it. Joaquin Phoenix had it with a voice and a screen. Sherlock Holmes has relied on it for years. The thing that such a diverse range of situations has in common? It is of course the great building block of human life: Chemistry.
When it comes to movies and people, we’re very familiar with chemistry. Generally used to describe a certain quality of relationship between characters, chemistry is a neat little word that we often use without a second thought. And on the surface, chemistry does look pretty simple – like, for example, when a science teacher puts a Mento in a »
- Rachel North
"We Were Us" was the one that almost got away from Keith Urban. Instead, his duet with Miranda Lambert became a very sweet 16th No. 1 single, celebrated with writers Nicolle Galyon, Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins at a high noon Music Row party in Nashville on Monday. Composed as a duet, the song was first intended for an unnamed female artist, according to Gaylon, who said: "We heard through the grapevine that she was kind of looking for a duet for her record, so we kind of wrote it for that, but somehow it made it into Keith's hands before »
- Kay West
British actor Warwick Davis says he has “specific” fans—well-wishers who want to discuss just one of the several fantasy franchises in which he has appeared. “People talk about Star Wars, people talk about Harry Potter,” he explains, “and people talk about Leprechaun.”
Alert readers will have noticed that one of these franchises is not like the others. While Star Wars and Harry Potter have raked in billions of dollars, »
- Clark Collis
Moulin Rouge! is a mixed bag. It’s an idea that looks good on paper, but looks horrendous in execution. It’s a film where it should have the ability to make all the right emotional pivots, but succumbs to an ostentation that exists in its final product, making this a hallmark for director Baz Lurhmann’s career. I appreciate him, in an odd way, for injecting a very strange version of romance in his films, one that, in Moulin Rouge!, is wonderfully cynical and melancholy. In almost all of his work, his maximalism overshadows some of the most interesting aspects of the films (the sole exception being Strictly Ballroom, his first feature): the post-modern comments on capitalism in William Shakespeare’s Romeo+ Juliet, the inherent frivolity of “freedom, beauty, truth, and love” in Moulin Rouge!, and the hollow decadence of the parties in The Great Gatsby. But everything »
- Kyle Turner
As you can probably tell, this list feels more arbitrary than others. That’s not by design, but the unfortunate premise of the list leaves some room for interpretation. As we move forward, we will start seeing the films that, if you asked a lay person to give an example, would probably be a response. In other words, more people have heard of them, which, in turn, often makes them more “definitive.” Don’t worry, though – there are still some underseen and underappreciated gems the rest of the way through.
40. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Directed by: Béla Tarr
It’s certainly not the swiftest film on the list, but you can’t expect much quick plot development from Béla Tarr. Wreckmeister Harmonies takes place in a tiny Hungarian town surrounded by nothing. The winter is incredibly cold, but it never snows. Yet the townspeople are excited in the middle of town as »
- Joshua Gaul
No one could give "The Look" like Lauren Bacall. Plucked off the cover of Harper's Bazaar in 1943, the girl born Betty Joan Perske quickly transformed from a self-described "frightened" daughter of Jewish immigrants into a sultry screen icon. "I was so nervous," Bacall told People in 2007 of making her film debut in 1944's To Have and Have Not, where she developed her signature gaze simply by "trying to hold my head still because I was shaking." But with one memorable invitation to whistle, the then-19-year-old seduced both audiences and her leading man, Humphrey Bogart. "The looks, the wit, »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
You know when you get really drunk and wake up the next morning unable to remember anything that happened? Kinda scary, isn't it? Well that's what Nicole Kidman goes through every single day of her life in Rowan Joffe's Before I Go to Sleep, and on tap for you today is a new clip from the Memento-esque flick. Dig it!
Before I Go to Sleep is based on the worldwide bestselling novel about a north London woman who wakes up every morning remembering nothing. Her husband tells her she suffered a trauma and that she dare not leave home. She sneaks off to a doctor who gives her a small digital recorder and urges her to play back her thoughts day »
- John Squires
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