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During an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” on Friday, Dec. 2, Chris Pratt — alongside co-star Jennifer Lawrence — shared his terrible experience as a waiter working at an unnamed restaurant in L.A. Related: Jennifer Lawrence Dishes On Kissing Co-Stars Chris Pratt, Liam Hemsworth And Christian Bale The “Passengers” star disclosed that the restaurant was awful […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Before becoming award-winning stars, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt were racking up titles of a very different kind. The pair, who star in the romance sci-fi drama “Passengers” together, appear on “The Graham Norton” show where their not-so-hidden talents are exposed. Related: Jennifer Lawrence Dishes On Kissing Co-Stars Chris Pratt, Liam Hemsworth And Christian Bale […] »
- Sylvia Ogweng
Jennifer Lawrence is spilling on how she preps before locking lips with her costars.
Playing opposite Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in the Hunger Games, she was relaxed. “I was like, ‘Who cares?’ and I’d eat mustard and tuna,” she tells talk-show host Graham Norton on BBC1 in the U.K. on Friday.
Pratt and Lawrence appear on the Friday episode of the U.K. talk show, The Graham Norton Show, and the Oscar winner opens up about the steps she now takes to make sure her breath is Ok when she's shooting a kissing scene.
"When I had to kiss Josh and Liam in The Hunger Games, I was like, ‘Who cares?’ and I’d eat mustard and tuna," she quips. "And then I did American Hustle with Christian Bale and I was like, ‘Oh damn,’ and I was really clean and ate lots and lots of mints.”
Watch: Chris Pratt Thinks It's 'Awesome' He's Called the 'Male Jennifer Lawrence'
When asked how she prepared to smooch Pratt for their intimate scenes, she adds, "With »
“Like most actors, we are chameleons, so we have different roles — like Christian Bale lost all that weight for The Machinist,” Metz, 36, says while appearing on Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “So I was kind of like, ‘Oh, I hope I get to lose weight.’ That’s like a win-win for me, motivated in a different way this time.”
Metz will be going along the same weight loss journey as her character Kate — who »
On Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the breakout TV star opens up about Kate's struggle with her size, and how she mentioned in an earlier interview that her contract has a clause that she's to "lose the weight in the trajectory of the character as she comes to find herself."
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"Like most actors, we are chameleons. Like, Christian Bale lost all that weight for The Machinist," Metz explains, referring to when the actor dropped over 60 pounds for his 2004 role. "So I was like, 'Oh, I hope I get to lose the weight!' It's a win-win for me -- motivation in a different way this time."
The 37-year-old actress clarifies that her losing weight "wasn't mandated," but "if »
Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, Shudder has a unique library of hard-to-find international and independent films, something for both casual and hardcore fans of horror. With that in mind, here’s the rundown of the new arrivals and UK exclusives and premieres for December…
31 (Dir. Rob Zombie)
UK streaming Premiere. Available from 15th December
Introduced to eager audiences at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker / musician Rob Zombie’s latest blood-soaked film involves a group of carnival workers who come face-to-face with a gang of murderous clowns on Halloween night. A game of life-or-death will determine their fate.
The Corpse Of Anna Fritz (Dir. Hèctor Hernández Vicens)
UK Premiere. Available from 8th December
Creating a stir at SXSW and the BFI London Film Festival, this ghoulish and uncompromising thriller from director Hèctor Hernández Vicens follows a hospital orderly’s attempts to have his wicked way »
- Phil Wheat
Adam Driver can now add his name to that list of dedicated actors who sacrificed their bodies — and sometimes their health — to create a memorable performance.
“He asked us to lose weight,” Driver said of Scorsese. The film tells the story »
Rattling audiences as moustachioed outlaw Charlie Prince in James Mangold’s 3:10 to Yuma, Ben Foster is an actor who enjoys his westerns. On the awards circuit this fall for David Mackenzie’s Hell or High Water, which puts the actor in close quarters with Chris Pine once again, Foster has also recently wrapped production on Scott Cooper’s Hostiles, opposite Christian Bale and Jesse Plemons. Meeting Foster in person, you’d be forgiven for thinking he’s the tough and… »
In the comic book world, the Justice League may be the single greatest symbol of hope that exists. At the moment, the Justice League movie happens to be that symbol of hope for the DC Extended Universe. There are certainly fans of what Warner Bros. has done with their current run of DC Comics movies, but there are a great many others who are less than happy with the results so far.
Warner Bros. is totally committed to making the Dceu work. Rotten Tomatoes be damned. But they can't keep making movies that get trashed by critics and are met with a divisive response from fans. That being the case, Justice League really needs to deliver in order to help keep the Dceu train on the tracks and the responsibility is once again falling in Zack Snyder's lap.
No matter how you feel about the Dceu so far, much »
Terrence Malick used to be known for taking his time between projects; in 1973, his film Badlands was released, followed by Days of Heaven five years later and The Thin Red Line two decades after that. However, ever since The Tree of Life in 2011, Malick has been pumping out films much quicker.
From 2015 until now, three Malick-directed movies (including two versions of his Voyage of Time documentary) have been released, and within the next few years, two more are on the way. One of those upcoming projects is a World War II drama, his first since The Thin Red Line, entitled Radegund.
Producer Philip Lee, one of the backers of Radegund, gave an interview to The Hollywood Reporter where the film got a brief mention. The outlet confirmed that the film is slated for a 2018 release, meaning that it will come out the year after 2017’s Weightless, which stars Ryan Gosling, »
- Justin Cook
Illustrious filmmaker Terrence Malick has enjoyed an unusually busy 2016. Earlier in the year, the writer-director finally rolled out Knight of Cups, a trippy character drama in which Christian Bale’s washed-up screenwriter fell foul to an existential crisis, while there’s also the two-tier release of Voyage of Time, the long-in-development documentary that chronicles the story of the cosmos in spectacular fashion.
But don’t be fooled into thinking that Malick spent the summer months twiddling his thumbs; instead, he’s been quietly putting together his upcoming WWII drama Radegund, and we now have word of when it’ll hit theaters.
Word comes by way of The Hollywood Reporter (via The Playlist), who hosted an extensive interview with producer Philip Lee. While discussing his involvement in The Revenant and next month’s Assassin’s Creed, talk inevitably turned toward that gestating Terrence Malick project, where Lee revealed that Radegund is currently “slated for a 2018 release, »
- Michael Briers
So often, actors and actresses are lauded for undertaking jaw-dropping physical changes to play what frequently amounts to their most important roles. Time and again, performers who are willing to mold their bodies to a part – think Christian Bale in “The Machinist,” Charlize Theron in “Monster” or Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club,” just to name a very recent few – reap the biggest rewards.
For “Moonlight” star Naomie Harris, her greatest challenge wasn’t of the physical variety, it was the emotional. In order to play Paula, the mother of the film’s central character Chiron, over three different time periods, the British actress didn’t need to make adjustments to her body, but to her own heart.
Harris has worked steadily in both film and television since she was a kid – as a youngster, she had recurring roles on British series like “Simon and the Witch” and “Runaway Bay, »
- Kate Erbland
Image via Warner Bros.
If you have a set of eyes, a set of ears, or both, and you’ve seen a comic book movie, chances are you have more than your fair share of opinions of the performances given. This tends to be especially true of DC films, which have been the center of unending criticism ever since the 2011 Green Lantern film hit theaters. Between that, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Suicide Squad, fans certainly have found many things to poke and prod.
One of the big performances to get shafted by fans was Jared Leto’s take on the Joker. If nothing else, you can’t say it was like any other performance we’ve seen of the Clown Prince of Crime in the past. While I found it to be rather captivating, it had its fair share of critics who found him distracting, cheesy, and too over-the-top, »
- Joseph Medina
[This Was Originally Posted On May 20. It's The Second In A Multi-Part Series That Lead Editor Mario-Francisco Robles Has Been Working On. He's Finally Prepared To Finish The Series. We'll Be Reposting The Previous Entries In Order To Catch You Up For Both The Finale And The Eventual Book]
Welcome back to a special ongoing look at Warner Bros. and how it's handled its DC Comics properties. It's going to be a weekly, ongoing miniseries here at Lrm. This entry will look at Batman Begins, Superman Returns, Green Lantern, and more. We'll explore all of the interesting parallels and forks in the road that brought us to where the Dceu is today.
Previous Entries In This Series:
Last week, we left off in 2004. Warner Bros. was preparing to relaunch its two DC Comics icons Superman and Batman, after flirting with jumping straight to a Batman Versus Superman movie. They backpedalled on that idea and, instead, poured all of their resources into re-establishing the characters as solo entities first, with the hope that a team-up or clash would eventually be in the cards.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
We are living in the age of Ben Affleck.
It seems as though Affleck is everywhere. He's had a streak of winning films that he directed, including Argo, which one the Oscar for Best Picture back in 2012, and at the same time, he has proven himself to be maybe the coolest Batman we've seen yet (though, it's a close call between him and Christian Bale), in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
As if being Batman and working on a new Batman stand-alone film wasn't enough, he's also directed, adapted the novel written by Dennis LeHane. (who also wrote the source material for Affleck's debut feature, Gone Baby Gone,) and is starring in Live By Night.
Leading a »
- Adriana Floridia
Film is making a comeback as the prestige choice of such A-listers as Christopher Nolan, P.T. Anderson and Quentin Tarantino, who embrace its warm, natural aesthetic — particularly appealing for period pieces. Another incentive to use 35mm is last year’s Kodak deal with major studios to keep the manufacture of film stock alive.
And the choice of shooting on 35mm or Super 16mm film is having a clear impact on this season’s cinematography Oscar race, including Best Picture frontrunner “La La Land,” “Fences,” “Silence,” “Jackie,” “Loving,” “Hidden Figures,” “Nocturnal Animals” and “Gold.”
Damien Chazelle’s romantic musical with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as star-struck lovers trying to succeed in Hollywood could only be shot on film for its CinemaScope, Technicolor-like splendor. And for Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgren (“American Hustle”), who grew up watching art films as well as MGM musicals, it was the perfect retro nod to La’s bittersweet, »
- Bill Desowitz
Did you watch in disbelief as Gop presidential nominee Donald Trump prevailed over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the presidential election Tuesday night? You’re not alone — even those with superpowers had trouble digesting the news. As half of America licked its wounds in a post-election hangover on Wednesday, the Internet gifted them with a little bit of humor to help the bitter pill go down, in a mash-up of superheroes reacting to The Donald’s ascendancy to the White House. In the video, no fewer than three different big-screen Batmen (in the forms of Michael Keaton, Christian Bale and Ben. »
- Tim Kenneally
Matt Spencer-Skeen suggests five actors for the role of young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them…
With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them out next week news and rumours have been ratcheting up around the sequel, with Johnny Depp rumoured to be playing Gellert Grindelwald and David Yates confirming Dumbledore’s return in the sequel. This gives us an ideal opportunity to recklessly speculate who could play the younger Dumbledore around 1926.
First things to point out of course, that while younger we aren’t talking a teenage Dumbledore here. J.K. Rowling has confirmed he was born in 1881 which would make him around mid-forties at the time of the film taking place. The actor would need to therefore be in a similar age range, with Hollywood’s penchant for ignoring actual age I reckon any actor late 30’s into mid 50’s has a shot. My guess is »
- Amie Cranswick
Deadline is reporting that Oscar Isaac will star in “Life Itself,” which unfortunately is not an adaptation of Roger Ebert’s memoir. Dan Fogelman (“This Is Us,” “Pitch,” “Danny Collins”) will write and direct the project, which is a co-production between FilmNation and Temple Hill.
Isaac, who was most recently seen in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and will next appear in “The Promise,” is playing “the catalyst character who triggers an ensemble multi-generational love story that weaves together several characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back,” according to Deadline.
Isaac has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors in recent years, with a high-profile »
- Michael Nordine
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