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"RuPaul's Drag Race" is coming back March 2 with a judging panel consisting of veterans RuPaul and Michelle Visage and newcomers Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews. Exciting! Personally I will miss Santino Rice's snarly angst, but he's had a good run. More exciting: The announced guest judges this season are pretty thrilling. Kathy Griffin is back along with Olivia Newton-John, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, and John Waters. Pretty damn smashing. But before season seven gets under way, let's make sure to proclaim which celebrities Still need to join RuPaul and criticize the fabulous dames of his runway. 1. Tim Gunn Here's my problem with Tim Gunn on "Project Runway": I truly believe he is holding back. He comes from a distinguished academic background and taught at Parsons for years. He knows biting, incisive criticism. Not that he goes easy on "Project Runway" contestants, but he could certainly be grimmer and more subversive. »
- Louis Virtel
Fitness model Greg Plitt killed in train accident: Plitt was the 'body' of Dr. Manhattan in 'Watchmen' movie Fitness model Greg Plitt, best known for adorning countless fitness magazine covers and for his participation on the reality TV show Work Out, was killed by a passenger train while being videotaped last Saturday afternoon, January 17, 2015, in Burbank, about 20 kilometers northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities are now trying to figure out how Plitt and his two-person crew were able to access a restricted area – without a filming permit – and what exactly they were doing there. Online tabloids claim to have the answer, asserting that Greg Plitt's death was the result of a failed thrill-seeking stunt. The athletic Plitt, who had previously shot at least one workout video on a train track, was purportedly trying to outrun the passenger train, but tripped and fell on the tracks. Police have »
- Zac Gille
Image Courtesy of Newsweek
Alfred Hitchcock made films in which birds attacked mankind, in which a psychopath killed women in the shower, and in which a man holed up in his room could witness a murder about to unfold. Yet his most disturbing film was never seen by the public and has been buried for 70 years.
In 1945, Hitchcock was commissioned to make German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, a documentary to be filmed at the Bergen-Bensen concentration camp during the Holocaust at the end of World War II. Hitchcock and a crew of filmmakers captured unspeakable horrors at the hands of the Nazis. But for a variety of reasons, in part because Billy Wilder was commissioned to make another film, in part because diplomacy was moving forward and in part because the footage was so gruesome, that Hitchcock’s work was buried and unfinished.
- Brian Welk
Among the additions are Panahi’s “Taxi,” Condon’s “Mr. Holmes,” starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney, and Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert,” starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis and Robert Pattinson.
Panahi’s credits include 1995’s “The White Balloon,” which won the Golden Camera for best debut at Cannes, 2000’s “The Circle,” which won the Golden Lion at Venice, and 2006’s “Offside,” which won the Silver Bear at Berlin.
Panahi was arrested in his native Iran in 2009, and subsequently banned from making films for 20 years. Despite this, he has produced two films since, “This Is Not a Film” and “Closed Curtain,” which played at Berlin in 2013, and won the Silver Bear for screenplay.
As a writer, Condon won »
- Leo Barraclough
Tim Burton is perhaps one of the most unique and exciting filmmakers working today. With a vision inspired by classic horror and a dry wit, his films are often fiercely entertaining and endlessly clever. Of course, that’s not to say that there aren’t dark spots on his filmography. Like every filmmaker he’s had his missteps but even when the movies don’t quite work Burton manages to create films that are visually stunning and artistic. With the recent release of Big Eyes and a possible sequel to Beetlejuice in the works, examining Burton’s work and influence is more important than ever.
17. Planet of the Apes (2001): Even when a Burton film has issues there are usually some redeeming factors (see Darks Shadows’ amazing style) but, oh man, one really has to look hard to find something good in this disaster of a movie. Sure, the makeup »
The 2015 Golden Globes go down tonight-- and we can't wait to see some of this year's red carpet disasters! While most of the attendees show off some fabulous couture, there are always a few stars that miss the mark. Paula Patton had a giant ruffle erupt from her shoulder in this white gown from 2014's ceremony. This would have been something gorgeous if she kept it simple ... but no, Patton just couldn't resist step away from the fabric. Remember when kimonos were all the rage? Cameron Diaz sported this silk pastel piece over black pants in 1999, adding a mismatched touch with a white tassel necklace. Judging by the look on her face, it seems the newly-married star would like to block the memory of her messy look, too.Another memorable fashion fail was Helena Bonham Carter at the Golden Globes in 2011. Wearing different colored strappy heels with this over-the-top Vivienne Westwood gown (and that hair! »
- tooFab Staff
Three-quarters of a decade after its launch, the management firm run by partners David Schiff, Courtney Kivowitz and Christian Donatelli has adopted a new moniker. The Schiff Company henceforth will be known as Mgmt. Entertainment. “The name change is meant as a symbolic acknowledgement of the incredible growth of the company since it’s inception 7 plus years ago, founder and partner David Schiff said in a statement. “The change further reflects the significant contribution from partners Kivowitz and Donatelli.”
Mgmt’s roster continues to include such boldface names as Michael B. Jordan, Katherine McPhee, Ethan Hawke, Keira Knightley, Jeff Bridges, Melissa McCarthy, Kevin Bacon, Dane Dehaan, Sienna Miler Jane Lynch, Helena Bonham Carter, Anna Gunn, Aubrey Plaza, Emmy Rossum, Ben Falcone, Sissy Spacek, Jennifer Connelly, Ellen Burstyn, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Hanks. Its managers include Mimi Ditrani, Adam Isaacs, Risa Shapiro, Kenny Goodman, Michael Diamond, Dianne McGunigle and Kristin Konig. »
- The Deadline Team
“The name change is meant as a symbolic acknowledgement of the incredible growth of the company since it’s inception 7-plus years ago. The change further reflects the significant contribution from partners Kivowitz and Donatelli,” said company founder David Schiff.
- Jeff Sneider
I am Jack.s gonzo theory about true identities in David Fincher.s Fight Club. At least, that.s where we enter the conversation thanks to a seriously detailed breakdown of the existences of the characters in Fight Club that were posted to the Web site JackDurden.com. (Note: the site.s currently down, thanks to a Twitter referral by Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk. I.m not 100% certain that.s a vote of confidence in the theory, or just a playful link for fans of the material to, as he says, "have fun.") So what.s the main thrust of the argument? Obviously, stop reading this is you haven.t yet seen or read Fight Club, and still want to go into the story unspoiled. The site maps out all of the reasons why Helena Bonham Carter.s antagonistic love interest, Marla, is a figment of Jack.s (Edward »
UK cinema in 2015 has plenty to recommend it. Here are 36 UK films of all genres to look forward to this year…
Dig past the litterfall of Kray Brothers biopics and tales of nubile teens on camping trips gone wrong, and you’ll unearth plenty for the UK film industry to boast about in 2015. From sci-fi romps and thrillers like Robot Overlords and Ex Machina to dramas like High-Rise, comedies like War On Everyone, spy flicks like Spectre and kids’ films like Bill, there’s no shortage of inventive, highly promising cinema coming from these isles.
We’ve included a few choice co-productions in 2015’s pick of the year’s most interesting-looking pictures, which bolsters our list in both size and breadth (and mostly means we Brits can claim partial credit for ace-sounding dystopian flick The Lobster).
In alphabetical order then, here are the 36 UK (or UK-ish) movies we’re excited about seeing this year… »
Disney has released a new 'Legacy' featurette for Cinderella.
The preview compares Kenneth Branagh's new live-action film to the classic 1950 animation.
The plot is said to stick closely to Charles Perrault's classic version of the fairytale.
Cinderella will open on March 13 in the Us and March 27 in the UK. »
A new, international trailer for Disney and director Kenneth Branagh’s new take on Cinderella arrived shortly before Christmas, like a CG-enhanced bauble for your cinematic tree. Now, to help us all cope with one of the dreariest Mondays of the year, here’s another promo, this one aimed at Stateside audiences. Branagh and his cast are sticking to the traditional fairy tale for this one. Young Ella (Lily James) sees her merchant father remarry following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drizella (Sophie McShera) into the family home.She’s then turned into a domestic servant (time to see how someone used to Downton Abbey’s swankier chambers enjoys scrubbing floors), meets a charming royal bloke (Richard Madden), falls in lurve, and worries that she won’t »
Walt Disney Pictures has announced that they have started principal photography on a live action version of their classic Cinderella. Filming at Pinewood Studios in London, Kenneth Branagh directs a cast led by Lily James in the title role, Richard Madden as the Prince, Cate Blanchett as the stepmother Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother. Taking about the movie Branagh said: “With Lily James we have found our perfect Cinderella. She combines knockout beauty with intelligence, wit, fun and physical grace.” Check out the stills below. »
- James Wray
After releasing two new “Cinderella” trailers to ring in the new year, Disney has debuted a featurette via Yahoo Movies.
Aside from new footage from the film, the clip also features interviews with director Kenneth Branagh and stars Lily James (Cinderella), Cate Blanchett (Cinderella’s stepmother), “Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden (Prince Charming) and Helena Bonham Carter (Cinderella’s fairy godmother).
James said adapting the Disney animated classic into a live-action film was “terrifying because it’s such a big act to follow.”
“There are so many iconic moments in the film we have to do justice to,” she added.
Blanchett echoed her sentiment, saying, “There’s such an expectation with the legacy of ‘Cinderella.'”
“Cinderella” hits theaters on March 13.
- Maane Khatchatourian
On New Year’s Eve, Disney released a ‘Countdown to Midnight’ trailer for its upcoming live-action version of the classic Cinderella, and now we have another trailer, this time entitled ‘Midnight Changes Everything’. Take a look after the official synopsis…
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words »
- Gary Collinson
Recently, Walt Disney Pictures dropped this new featurette/movie clip (below) for their upcoming "Cinderella" fantasy/drama flick. The featurette is titled, "The Legacy," and it serves up a plethora of new scenes from the movie along with small interview clips from some of the cast and crew. Check it out,below. The movie stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgård, Derek Jacobi, Nonso Anozie, Holliday Grainger, Lily James, Richard Madden and Sophie McShera. The new flick follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella's father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, »
- Andre Braddox
As Disney goes through the motions of updating many of their classic animated films to live action, CGI-infused adventures, we can expect some to be good (Maleficent) and some to be questionable (Alice in Wonderland). It’s anyone’s guess which category Kenneth Branagh’s new version of Cinderella will fall into, but at least it looks suitably bright and shiny with more emphasis on practical mis-en-scene than the usual CGI.
The latest trailer for Cinderella landed on New Year’s Eve, making the most of a plot that revolves around the stroke of midnight. Here we see the beauty of Branagh’s palette, with bright and lavish sets, gorgeous costumes and some convincing CGI geese. Cate Blanchett is on hand to lend some evil gravitas to the proceedings, while Helena Bonham Carter appears to be having a wonderful time as the fairy godmother who helps Cinderella (Lily James) go the ball. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Following the Countdown to Midnight TV spot released yesterday, Walt Disney Pictures has debuted a brand new featurette for their upcoming live-action adaptation of Cinderella. Director Kenneth Branagh reveals that he was intrigued about making a live-action version of the original Disney animated classic, and what fans might expect from the movie in the 21st Century. We also hear from cast members Cate Blanchett (Wicked Stepmother) and Lily James (Cinderella), who reveal that the animated classic "is such a big act to follow," while Richard Madden (The Prince) adds that he loves the relationship between the Prince and Cinderella, and Helena Bonham Carter (The Fairy Godmother) adds that fans will feel like they're watching this classic story for the first time.
Disney has released a new preview of Cinderella, with the tagline "Midnight changes everything".
The new movie stars Downton Abbey's Lily James as Cinderella, with Cate Blanchett as her evil stepmother Lady Tremaine and fellow Downton star Sophie McShera and The Borgias's Holliday Grainger as her stepsisters.
Cinderella will open on March 13 in the Us and March 27 in the UK.
Watch the previous trailer for the film below: »
"Midnight Changes Everything." Disney were attempting to be a little clever on New Year’s Eve. They released a teaser and then brand new trailer sneak peek of “Cinderella” at midnight as we all rang in 2015. "There are so many iconic moments in the film we have to do justice to,” the new Cinderella Lily James also says in this new exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Disney’s live-action adaptation. Directed by Kenneth Branagh — who seems to be on a tear of taking on commercial directing projects for studios like “Thor,” “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” and now this latest fairytale — “Cinderella” doesn’t have big name stars for leads, with Lily James best known for “Downton Abbey," while former “Game Of Thrones” thesp Richard Madden plays the handsome prince. But there’s name brand support from Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and Helena Bonham Carter as The Fairy Godmother, and more importantly, »
- Edward Davis
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