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It’s hard to make a comeback in Hollywood — unless you’re swine.
In which case, the industry may embrace you. Just ask Miss Piggy. Nearly 40 years after she made her showbiz debut, the diva has never been more in demand. She recently appeared on the final episode of Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night,” singing a melancholy song with her Muppets pals; dished about her love life on “The Bachelor”; and sipped Lipton tea in an Oscars ad. The weekend of the ceremony, she popped up on an E! fashion segment, dressed in a frock designed by Vivienne Westwood, and attended a pre-Academy Awards QVC party, where she entered via cabana lifted by four shirtless hunks. Then the situation got a little sticky. According to tabloid reports, Piggy shoved Joan Rivers into a cake backstage, and Rivers emerged at the party with frosting in her hair.
Like any shrewd publicity-seeking celeb, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Italian director who carried off best foreign film statuette for The Great Beauty lines up veteran British actor for In the Future
• The Great Beauty wins Oscar for best foreign language film
According to Variety, In the Future is a "small, intimate film" about "friendship between two old people", quoting an interview the Italian film-maker gave to La Republica.
Sorrentino, who won the best foreign language film Oscar for The Great Beauty, has worked with English-speaking actors before, having cast Sean Penn in his goth-rocker road movie This Must Be the Place, which was selected for the Cannes film festival.
There is no word yet as to whether In the Future contains a role for Sorrentino's regular collaborator Toni Servillo, who played »
- Andrew Pulver
Rome – Hot on the heels of his foreign Oscar victory for “The Great Beauty” Paolo Sorrentino is set to start shooting in May on Michael Caine-starrer “In The Future,” an intimate drama about “friendship between two old people,” the Italo helmer has announced.
Sorrentino said that after his ambitious Oscar-winning tour de force he wants to make “a fresh start” with a “small, intimate film,” he told Italian daily La Repubblica. The helmer’s customary irony is likely to permeate his new pic, which Sorrentino penned himself.
As previously announced, “In The Future” is being shepherded by Sorrentino’s regular producers, Nicola Giuliano and Francesca Cima via their Indigo Films shingle, with co-financing from Italian distributor Mediaset/Medusa which is planning a late 2014 release in Italy.
- Nick Vivarelli
While Woody Allen couldn't probably care less about Sunday's Oscar results, Cate Blanchett is now the seventh performer to win for appearing in one of his films. And considering he both writes and directs their performances, all of them certainly owe much to him for their victories. Only William Wyler (14) and Elia Kazan (9) have directed more Oscar-winning performances. winning performer was Diane Keaton for Best Actress in "Annie Hall" (1977). She and Blanchett are the only two of the seven to win as leads. Michael Caine was his only Best Supporting Actor winner to date; he won his first Oscar for "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986). Also from that film was Dianne Wiest, who won the first of two Oscars working for Allen. The second came for "Bullets Over Broadway" (1994). The other two women who owe their Oscars to Allen are Mira Sorvino&nb »
Rome – Italy is ecstatic about Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty” scooping the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, which marks its eleventh foreign Oscar and consolidates the country’s status as the world’s winner of the most foreign film statuettes.
France has won nine Oscars in the foreign language category. Italy and France have both additionally won three special/honorary Oscars.
“It’s ‘Great Beauty’ in Hollywood. Paolo Sorrentino Wins The Oscar,” trumpeted the website for leading Italian daily “Corriere della Sera.”
Italy’s Culture Czar Dario Franceschini tweeted his joy calling the Oscar win a “self confidence booster” for the country, while Roberto Cicutto, head of Italy’s film entity and promotional org. Istituto Luce Cinecittà, enthused that “this must be a point of no return,” for the international visibility of Italian movies.
The foreign Oscar for Sorrentino’s tribute to Rome’s decadence and magnificence »
- Nick Vivarelli
12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards
Here are the results for the 12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards.
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6.91 Iron Man 3
6.16 Man Of Steel
6.14 Despicable Me 2
6.11 Fast & Furious 6
7.46 The World’S End
7.17 This Is The End
6.67 The Heat
6.66 We’Re The Millers
6.59 American Hustle
- Jeff Bayer
Matthew McConaughey is being hailed for his role as an HIV sufferer in Dallas Buyers Club and for his part in HBO's acclaimed series True Detective. He has escaped his romcom image and is tipped to take the best actor award tonight
By the end of the night, west coast time, it could all have been worth it for Matthew McConaughey. If he nets the best actor Oscar for his portrayal of the Aids sufferer Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club, then his dramatic weight loss, his bold choices and the careful repositioning of his screen talent will have paid off.
Many of the stars lining up with him outside the Dolby Theatre, following their annual red carpet stroll down Hollywood Boulevard, will have nothing more to worry about than the forecast of heavy rain. But for those in the running for a major prize at the academy's 86th awards, »
- Vanessa Thorpe
Cate Blanchett joined an exclusive club with her victory Sunday night becoming only the 40th person to win multiple Academy Awards for acting. And she got her second Oscar from one of the first 39 -- Daniel Day-Lewis, who won his third Best Actor prize last year for "Lincoln." Blanchett's first Oscar win was in 2004 in Best Supporting Actress for playing the all-time champ Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator." Her win this year was for Best Actress in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." Of the 39 other Oscar winners with multiple trophies, 22 are still living: Michael Caine, Daniel Day-Lewis, Olivia de Havilland, Robert De Niro, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Gene Hackman, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Glenda Jackson, Jessica Lange, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Luise Rainer, Maggie Smith, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, Christoph Waltz, Denzel Washington, and Dianne Wiest. All of these but de Hav »
As a Brit and a lover of cinema, sometimes it’s good to take the time to fully appreciate some home grown talent. I’m a lover of cinema from all over the world, but British cinema can often be overshadowed by American cinema, with its size 14 shoes and imposing figure (and full wallet) it often casts a big shadow over the rest of the world. However we Brits have contributed our fair share of great films and most certainly our fair share of great thespians. Perhaps one of our most successful home grown talents is Maurice Micklewhite (that’s Michael Caine to the layperson).
Caine, one of our most prolific and successful exports has had over 50 years of big screen outings and as well as being hugely successful as a Hollywood character actor, has led a great deal of Britain’s most iconic films. »
- Gary Collinson
Speaking about the film, DeGeneres told Parade: "Miss Congeniality was written based on me.
"When I was getting ready to co-host the Emmys, the writer saw me [on TV] learning how to walk in a dress and heels. My stylist at the time - a man - was teaching me, and it was hilarious. The Miss Congeniality writer saw it and thought it was brilliant."
She added: "Jen Aniston is my friend and she recently reminded me that I beat her out of that. I got the part and Jen Aniston didn't! »
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m whipped into a cackling fugue state about the Oscars. I’m in love with the damn Oscars. In fact, I’m suspicious of people who don’t love the Oscars. And here we are with my favorite Oscar countdown to date: the 10 most fabulous Best Supporting Actress-winning performances. Keep in mind this isn’t the same thing as the 10 best Best Supporting Actress performances. I wrote that list years ago and declared Sandy Dennis, Patty Duke, Cloris Leachman, Meryl Streep, and Kim Hunter the supreme supporting ladies. My feelings have not changed. But it’s time to honor the fabulous performances, the supporting actresses who bring whizzbang, panache, sexual superiority, and fun to an occasionally dour category. Here are the 10 most fab winners of my favorite Oscar.
10. Anjelica Huston, Prizzi’s Honor
Is Prizzi’s Honor essential viewing? No. But Anjelica Huston’s thick, »
- Louis Virtel
Even the best football movies struggle to capture the sport's drama on film. The worst (and there are many) are truly abysmal
Why has cinema found football to be such a tricky customer? Football scenes in film and television are traditionally very awkward affairs, with the "defenders" tip-toeing nervously around the "attackers" as they advance, the goal finally coming via the sort of impractical flying volley you just never see on a real pitch. It's clearly very difficult to let someone score a script-dictated goal while pretending to try to stop them but, at the same time, trying not to look like you're pretending to try to stop them. Perhaps they teach it at Rada, who knows?
Furthermore, filmmakers have the challenge of adding a fictional big-screen gloss to what is already an overwhelmingly camera-friendly and consistently dramatic spectacle in its own right. Real-life football already has its own "script »
- Adam Hurrey
Beckinsale will star as female lead Catherine and romantic interest to Neil, played by Simon Pegg. The British actress recently finished shooting Eliza Graves with Michael Caine, and Michael Winterbottom’s Face of an Angel with Daniel Bruhl.
The Absolutely Anything cast also includes Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eddie Izzard and Joanna Lumley, in addition to a voice cast featuring Jones alongside his Python co-stars John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin alongside Robin Williams.
The comedy follows a disillusioned school teacher (Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens watching him from space. As he struggles »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
2014 is upon us and film geeks around the world are eagerly anticipating the release of a whole slew of big-budget sci-fi and fantasy extravaganzas, all made with the aim of blowing your mind and renewing your faith in the awesome power of cinema. While some may say this isn’t really different from any other year, we’d beg to differ.
Sci-fi in particular is coming back in a big way. Like heavy metal, it seems to come and go in cycles, but this year is set to be particularly massive, with Gravity likely to get a lot of love at the Oscars 2014. Here are three films we're really looking forward to:
The most famous kaiju of all is to return in a new update, directed by Gareth Edwards, who shot to fame for his ultra low-budget, but critically acclaimed, sci-fi film about aliens invading Mexico, Monsters. Forget Roland Emmerich’s disastrous, »
- Gary Collinson
With the 2014 Academy Awards coming soon, Indiewire has assembled a series of lists featuring Oscar-winning films that can be streamed online. The latest addition to the series is the Best Supporting Actor category, which has been awarded to performers featured in an eclectic scope of films ranging from big-budget blockbusters ("The Dark Night," "The Fugitive") to intimate critical darlings ("Beginners," "Little Miss Sunshine"). Check out these 16 films that earned Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and that are currently streaming online on a number of platforms (SnagFilms, Netflix and Amazon Prime): Mystic River (2003) - Tim Robbins Traffic (2000) - Benicio Del Toro The Cider House Rules (1999) - Michael Caine Affliction (1998) - James Coburn Read More: Stream 17 Oscar-Winning Best Actress Performances Online The Usual Suspects (1995) - Kevin Spaceyn Goodfellas (1990) - Joe Pesci A Fish Called Wanda (1988) - Kevin Kline The Untouchables (1987) - Sean Connery Terms of »
- Ziyad Saadi
Sometimes it feels as though superhero movies are pretty much the be all and end all of the movie world: not a single day seems to pass without something controversial happening in the realms of comic book adaptations, and discussion of these happenings tends to dominate the online conversation in ways that other movies simply cannot compare. Truth is, we’re all a little obsessed by it. The movie at the top of the obsession pile right now? Man of Steel 2, perhaps?
Last year, of course, this colossal sequel (nicknamed “Batman Vs. Superman” at the moment because that’s cool) found its Batman in Ben Affleck, and recently hired its villain in Jesse Eisenberg, who will be taking on the rather unexpected role of Lex Luthor. And not to forget that Jeremy Irons has stepped into fill the Alfred-shaped hole left by Michael Caine. And then there’s Gal Gadot, »
Christopher Nolan’s mysterious flick Interstellar has been one of my favorite movies to cover over the past several months because everyone on the project has been really tight lipped. No major plot details have been released. In fact, the teaser that we posted (and have reposted at the bottom) is also completely void of plot points.
In a recent interview with Variety, star of Interstellar, Matthew McConaughey talked a tiny bit about the movie and that it had even just wrapped filming, and wrapped early. Check out what he said about Interstellar in that interview below, followed by the teaser.
[H]e will be seen this November in Christopher Nolan’s top-secret sci-fi epic “Interstellar.” While he can’t divulge anything about the plot, McConaughey does say: “Here’s what I can tell you,” before slipping into the third person. “It’s the most ambitious thing he’s ever done. »
- Jess Orso
Matthew McConaughey is having a stunning time at the moment with stellar roles recently in Dallas Buyers Club, Mud and The Wolf Of Wall Street – he’s the man that’s hot property and has divulged a few words about his involvement in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar – released in November. Obviously, he couldn’t talk about the plot but he did have this to say:
“Here’s what I can tell you…It’s the most ambitious thing he’s ever done. And he’s done some ambitious stuff.”
But it seems Nolan may have had him in mind before this project, and beneath the secrecy beyond secrecy – Did Nolan set this up a long time ago and how is he on-set?
“He came up to me and said, ‘“Mud.” I love that movie,’?” McConaughey then met up with him in La at a later date, and revealed: “I sat »
- Dan Bullock
This is part 2 (part 1 Here) of an expanded article Clothes on Film editor Christopher Laverty wrote for men’s style resource Mr Porter analysing Michael Caine’s suits in The Italian Job. This post covers all the costumes he wore during the film.
We rejoin Charlie and his ragtag crew at the big meeting when the gang are all introduced to each other. It had to be a Doug Hayward moment and thankfully does not disappoint. In actual fact it is probably Michael Caine’s best fitting suit in the whole movie:
Dark blue worsted wool suit; double breasted jacket, wide peaked lapels, 6 on 2 fastening, slanted hip pockets, ticket pocket, high rear vents; white high collar medium spread shirt with double cuffs; narrow leg trousers; white silk necktie.
Odd to wear a white tie out of formal occasion or evening wear, but it works well as part of the ensemble. »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
Interstellar may not be much of a departure for director Christopher Nolan, who gave us the sci-fi blockbuster Inception between The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, but it certainly is a big step for Matthew McConaughey. The actor is in the midst of a career renaissance, fresh off his Oscar-nominated turn in Dallas Buyers Club, returning to big-budget fare with this outer space thriller, which hits theaters November 7. There is still much we don't know about Interstellar, but the actor revealed that this project is the director's most ambitious to date, in a recent interview.
The story centers on a group of explorers who use newly-discovered wormholes to expand our knowledge on space travel, science and technology. While Matthew McConaughey wouldn't divulge any specific plot details, he teased that it is by far the biggest project the filmmaker has ever done.
"Here's what I can tell you. It's »
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