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Opening in limited release this weekend is Woody Allen’s new film Magic in the Moonlight. The romantic comedy is set in the south of France in the 1920s and stars Colin Firth as an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle, as a young woman (Emma Stone) claims to be able to communicate with spirits. As he spends more time with the girl, however, he starts to wonder if she may not be a fraud after all. The film also stars Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, and Jacki Weaver. For more on the film watch the trailer. A few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with Colin Firth. He talked about making Magic in the Moonlight, working with Woody Allen, filming in France, shooting at the magic hour, working with Matthew Vaughn on Kingsman: The Secret Service and one of the »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
This week’s new Blu-ray releases include an expletive-filled turn from Jude Law, a buzzy revenge thriller, one of the bigger sci-fi disappointments of the year, and more. Briefly: Dom Hemingway [Blu-ray] - $19.96 (29% off) Transcendence (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) - $22.99 (36% off) Blue Ruin [Blu-ray] - $24.99 (17% off) Sabotage (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $22.99 (34% off) Heaven is For Real (2 Discs) - Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Combo Pack - $22.99 (44% off) Insomnia (Blu-ray + DVD) - $33.96 (15% off) Anaconda - Blu-ray - $5.19 (48% off) Make Your Move [Blu-ray] - $19.96 (36% off) Witness for the Prosecution [Blu-ray] - $16.99 (43% off) The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes [Blu-ray] - $16.99 (43% off)
- Adam Chitwood
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Dom Hemingway I quite enjoyed Dom Hemingway if only for Jude Law's brash performance, but it seems others weren't as taken with it as I was. I will say this, you can do a lot worse when it comes to rentals or even purchases this week so give this one a shot, I think you'll like it.
Witness for the Prosecution One film I feel any cinema fan will certainly enjoy is Witness for the Prosecution and my dumb ass was too slow on the uptake when Kino sent out notice they were releasing a new Blu-ray edition of the film so I missed out on a review copy. Directed by Billy Wilder this is a film that will one day be in my Best Movies section, check it out.
Blue Ruin Solid movie, though I can't help but feel people got a little too carried away in their praise. »
- Brad Brevet
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Jude Law dons impressive chops and gold teeth to play a sleazy
safecracker fresh out of jail. Dom took the fall without ratting out his boss (Demián Bichir), and now it's time to pay the piper. Richard E. Grant co-stars as his best friend, whom Dom enlists on his quest to get paid. Emilia Clarke (the mother of dragons!) plays Dom's estranged daughter, Evelyn.
Why We're In: We love darkly funny crime thrillers, and it's cool to see Jude Law back in action.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
The Essential Jacques Demy (Criterion)
What's It About? This box set comes with the most beloved movies by the French auteur: "Lola," "Bay of Angels," "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," "The Young Girls of Rochefort," "Donkey Skin," and "Une Chambre en Ville."
Why We're In: In addition to the digital restorations of these delightful classics, »
- Jenni Miller
Patrick Schwarzenegger lands a high-profile Tom Ford gig.
Patrick Schwarzenegger, 20, is putting his good looks to use in Tom Ford's new Autumn/Winter ad campaign, looking super-suave in a slicked-back hairdo and a black turtleneck.
Pics: Genetic Jackpot! Top Celeb Offspring Turned Models
Shot by Johnny Dufort in London, the ad campaign also stars Ella Richards (Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards' daughter) and Ian Mellencamp (son of John Mellencamp).
"The concept is individual style, which was the idea behind my first women’s show in N.Y.," Ford tells Wwd about his new campaign. "The campaign is focused on the personal, individual style of different types of women."
Pics: Kendall Jenner Steals the Show at Chanel
It appears that gorgeous celeb kids are currently having »
There are a lot of "what ifs" in the movie business. There are so many options when it comes to casting actors to play characters in movies. Superhero films are huge right now, and I love most of the actors that studios have cast to play these badass characters. Christian Bale as Batman, Andrew Garfield aa Spider-Man, Henry Cavill as Superman, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man are just a few of many. But these characters could have easily been played by other actors. It's hard to imagine that now since we're already invested in what's in front of our eyes.
I've come up with a list of actors who almost played some of these superheroes. You may already know about some of the close calls on the list, you may not, but when I was researching for this article there were a few things I didn't know before, »
- Joey Paur
Featuring a show-stopping cast, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) recounts the adventures of M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary and enigmatic concierge at a world famous European hotel, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend during the wars. Told by an older Zero (F. Murray Abraham) in retrospect to a young writer (Jude Law) we learn the history of The Grand Budapest Hotel. To celebrate the home entertainment release Anderson's latest, we have Two DVD copies of The Grand Budapest Hotel to give away. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
Wes Anderson’s critically acclaimed The Grand Budapest Hotel is available now Digital HD on 30 June and Blu-ray and DVD now from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and we’ve got a great exclusive clip to share with you!
With a show stopping cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of M Gustave (Ralph Fiennes: Skyfall, The Invisible Woman), a legendary and enigmatic concierge at the famous European hotel and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori: The Perfect Game), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend during the wars. Told by an older Zero (F Murray Abraham: Amadeus, Scarface) in retrospect to a young writer (Jude Law: Sherlock Holmes, The Holiday) we learn the history of it all.
It’s undoubtedly one of the best films I’ve seen this year, so highly recommend picking up a copy! Here’s that clip that explores what it »
- Dan Bullock
Rachel McAdams is going au naturel!The 35-year-old actress graces the cover of the August issue of Allure (via E!), where she's showing off her stunning smile and her nearly makeup-free face. The "Most Wanted Man" star has been staying busy on set, starring in upcoming films including an untitled Cameron Crowe project with Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone and a reported return in the "Sherlock Holmes" franchise with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. McAdams has been in the news recently for one of her classic films, "The Notebook," which celebrated its 10th anniversary last month. The milestone brought out new stories about Rachel and costar and former flame Ryan Gosling.According to director Nick Cassavetes, the pair got into an explosive feud during filming -- and it got so bad, Ryan wanted Rachel kicked off the set! "Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they »
- tooFab Staff
The Hungarian film biz is on a roll, and keen to maintain its momentum. Variety spoke to Agnes Havas, head of the Hungarian National Film Fund, who is attending the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival this week, about the three Hungarian features playing in Karlovy Vary, the imminent rise of the production incentive to 25%, and the return of the national movie kudofest, the Hungarian Film Week.
The renaissance of Hungary’s film biz continues a year on from the Crystal Globe victory at Karlovy Vary for Janos Szasz’s “The Notebook,” the first film to receive coin from Hungary’s new movie support org, the Hungarian National Film Fund, which launched in late 2011. The film went on to be selected as Hungary’s Oscar entry and reached the Academy’s short-list of nine films. It was acquired in North America by Sony Pictures Classics. At Cannes this year, another Hungarian film, »
- Leo Barraclough
It's been a while since Rachel McAdams graced the cover of a major magazine (nearly two years, in fact) but when it came time for her close-up, she was ready. Wearing minimal makeup and flashing an easy-going grin the actress looks completely comfortable—not to mention stunning—on the August 2014 cover of Allure. As for her ever-changing hair color, the A Most Wanted Man actress is still sporting the slightly auburn-brunette shade that she went back to over a year ago. The star has many films in the works including an untitled Cameron Crowe project with Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone as well as a reported return in the Sherlock Holmes franchise with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Yet it's her »
Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has taken movie audiences on extravagant adventures of a lifetime during his lengthy course behind the camera when impacting the film industry with his captivating on-screen imagination. Spielberg has shown an amazing range of vision and scope when tackling various movie genres that tap in the collective consciousness of moviegoers. Science fiction, social issue dramas, action and adventure, period pieces, family-oriented fantasies, comedies, war movies–you name it and Spielberg has done it on the big screen in his illustrious film career in directing, producing, writing and promoting.
Although Spielberg has done his share of adult-oriented films that cater to the sophisticated masses he is primarily known for his whimsical kid-friendly fare or at least releases that feature children in some of his escapist gems that may not necessarily be considered kiddie-coated. In Kid’s Play: Top 10 Steven Spielberg-Directed Child-Centric Films we will take a »
- Frank Ochieng
On July 8, J.K. Rowling released a short, short story about grown-up Harry Potter and the Sequel She Swore She’d Never Write, and over in the magical land of central Florida, the Harry Potter theme park’s Diagon Alley expansion is entertaining six-hour lines on opening day. So apparently, it’s Harry Potter day, and to celebrate this completely random occasion, I’ve decided to do something equally arbitrary and sort a bunch of celebrities into the four houses of Hogwarts. Why? Art needs no reason.
First, the criteria. The Hogwarts houses are divided based on traits: Slytherins are cunning, »
- Marc Snetiker
Before Lindsay Lohan could add pedophilia to her resume, Jude Law’s model son shut her down. Yeah, he’s only 17. [Naughty But Nice Rob] Hollywood officially has its newest, hottest couple. Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara and True Blood’s Joe Manganiello are getting it on, and we’re not mad about it! [NY Daily News] The highlight of Scooter Braun’s (Justin Bieber’s manager) wedding last weekend could quite possibly have been Tom Hanks jamming out to “This Is How We Do It” dressed as a rabbi. As if we couldn’t love Tom any more… [Elvis Duran] Calling all Harry Potter fans! We’re about to make your day (or, life). J.K. Rowling just released a new story, Dumbledore’s Army Reunites, »
- Taylor Ferber
Kanye West may have been booed after another onstage rant - HuffPost Celebrity This SNL star got married over the weekend - Us Weekly Lady Gaga strips down to her lingerie in a racy picture - Et Lindsay Lohan reportedly tried to hit on Jude Law's son - Gossip Girl Mya denies having an affair with Jay Z - Lainey Gossip Zooey Deschanel thinks some actresses act like "cartoon villains" - People See One Direction get soaked midshow - BuzzFeed Former Scandal star Columbus Short was reportedly arrested - Hollywood Reporter Brody Jenner claims he never dated Lauren Conrad - TooFab How is the new Planet of the Apes doing so far? - Rotten Tomatoes Alexander Skarsgard praises Ellen Page for coming out - Wonderwall These celebrities dated their employees - Newser Source: Getty / Bertrand Rindoff Petroff »
- Alyse Whitney
18 year-old Californian actor Tony Revolori was plucked from relative obscurity to play faithful concierge Zero Mustafa in Wes Anderson’s glorious European fantasy caper The Grand Budapest Hotel. Not only does the young performer hold his own against a ridiculously starry ensemble cast, but he’s also the beating heart of the film, forming a wonderfully touching and hilarious double act with co-star, Ralph Fiennes.
We recently had the opportunity to speak with Revolori about his incredible cinematic rites of passage, and the interesting challenges the film threw up (some of which were a little closer to home.)
HeyUGuys: Hi Tony. The film features an incredible line-up of seasoned, award-winning actors. Was it initially pretty daunting to act against the likes of Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe and Tilda Swinton?
Tony Revolori: Definitely. I think I was the only actor [on set] who hadn’t won or been nominated for an Oscar »
- Adam Lowes
Even if you've never set foot in the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con, you likely know that there are always a healthy number of surprises that aren't listed on the already-massive schedule. Last year, Warner Bros. dropped perhaps one of the biggest bombs in Con history, by simply unveiling a logo, the merging of Batman and Superman's iconic symbols that let everyone know the forthcoming Man of Steel sequel was, in fact, something much, much greater: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Marvel did the same thing last year as well, with Joss Whedon announcing that the Marvel's The Avengers sequel will be titled Avengers: Age of Ultron, thus revealing the main villain in the same breath.
Way back in 2008, my first year attending Sdcc, I was covering what I thought to be a rather innocuous Disney panel. Keep in mind, this is years before Disney had Marvel and LucasFilm in their stable. »
Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse made a stop at Wimbledon in London on Friday to watch Novak Djokovic face off against Grigor Dimitrov from the royal box. This is hardly the couple's first stop at the famous tennis championships as they visited Wimbledon last year with Bradley's friend Gerard Butler. This time, however, Bradley and Suki passed the time by chatting and joking around with each other as well as adventurer Bear Grylls, who sat next to Bradley. The couple has been spending quite a bit of time together in Suki's home country of England after Bradley wrapped up work on his latest project, American Sniper. On Tuesday, the duo showed Pda at the annual Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London, where they mingled with Pharrell Williams and Keira Knightley. Over the weekend, Bradley hit up the Glastonbury Festival, but Suki wasn't spotted by his side when he checked out Metallica's set. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
To mark the release of The Grand Budapest Hotel on 7th July, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
With a show stopping cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of M Gustave (Ralph Fiennes: Skyfall, The Invisible Woman), a legendary and enigmatic concierge at the famous European hotel and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori: The Perfect Game), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend during the wars. Told by an older Zero (F Murray Abraham: Amadeus, Scarface) in retrospect to a young writer (Jude Law: Sherlock Holmes, The Holiday) we learn the history of The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Following the mysterious death of Madame D (Tilda Swinton: Moonrise Kingdom, Only Lovers Left Alive), it emerges that she has bequeathed her favourite – and most priceless – piece of art, Boy With Apple, not to a family member, but instead to beloved Concierge M. »
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