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One of the pleasures of seeing where the "Fast and the Furious" series has arrived is looking back at where it started and measuring just how far everyone's come. Paul Walker is never going to be one of those guys who people talk about in the pantheon of great transformative performers, people whose acting transcends, like Daniel Day Lewis or Meryl Streep. Walker is a fairly limited onscreen persona, but if you cast him correctly and surround him with the right sort of actors, he is capable of a certain charm and charisma. The great mystery of this series is the »
- Drew McWeeny
Kate Bosworth, 30, stars in the thriller Black Rock, in theaters now, and chatted with People this week about "one last thing" ... Last sunset I watched: "Last night. I live in the hills of L.A., and I get a beautiful view of the sunset on my patio. The sunrise, however - that normally escapes me." Last reality TV I watched: "I love all the cooking shows like Chopped and Top Chef. I've just started to learn to cook in the last couple of years, and I love it. My specialty is a sausage ragu; it takes about six or seven hours to cook. »
- Jennifer Garcia
Chicago – So you’re a young woman who decides to fall asleep in your car parked just off the highway. You’re awoken by the rapping fist of a chiseled cop who leers at you with the sexual appetite of a drooling wolf. Sounds like a meet cute straight out of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” But in Marcio Garcia’s head-slapping dud, “Open Road,” it’s supposed to be heartwarming.
See, the cop, David (Colin Egglesfield), has such an instantaneous infatuation with the woman, Angie (Camilla Belle), that he practically can’t contain his excitement when she complains that her car won’t start. So David checks to see what’s wrong with the car, and since he’s off-camera, we assume that he’s hacking away at the engine with his nightstick. After treating her to a meal, David suggests that Angie stay with him in his trailer for »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
I enjoy the films of Paul Thomas Anderson. The guy is an incredible storyteller, and his films are awkwardly beautiful. Mondo has revealed an amazing series of poster art for the films of the director, each one from a different artist. What would you say your favorite PTA movie is? Mine would have to be There Will Be Blood.
"Hard Eight" by Rich Kelly
I met Rich a few years ago when he was living in Chicago - he had only just started out on his phenomenal run of posters but he was already light years ahead of the pack. Looking through his sketchbook was a fucking revelation - I can honestly say that book was up there with Crumb, Ware and Jean in terms of sheer brilliance and natural ability. When this curatorial project was taking shape I knew I wanted non-Mondo regulars to round it out but Kelly »
- Joey Paur
Fighting and driving enthusiasts (of both sexes) rejoice. The tyre-burning, high-speed Fast & Furious franchise is back once again with its latest offering, Fast & Furious 6 (hitting UK cinemas on 17 May). In this new franchise entry, Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) summons Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew to London in order to take on a team of mercenary drivers who have caused havoc across a dozen countries. Realising that Dom knows the only men and women in the world with the skills to get the job done, Agent Hobbs offers them all full pardons. High octane high-jinks consequently ensure. To celebrate the release of Fast & Furious 6, we've narrowed down our favourite action women in contemporary film.
We kick off our list with an actress who immediately springs to mind when we think of the ultimate female bad-ass, Michelle Rodriguez. Starting her career in hard-hitting boxing drama Girl Fight, Rodriguez blasted »
- CineVue UK
Even the greatest actors make bad decisions. As with all aspects of life, we don’t always know how things are going to turn out unless we try. And “try” is what the 10 actors we’ve assembled for the following list did in abundance. At least, we hope they tried (some of these picks are certainly questionable in that department).
In all cases, though, these downright strange and occasionally insane performances served only to have us questioning the talents of some of the motion picture’s most prestigious actors… how the hell did such defining talents manage to make us cringe quite so much as they did here? Just… don’t do it again, okay, guys?
Now that he’s officially “the greatest actor of all time,” given his record amount of Best Actor Oscar wins, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Daniel Day-Lewis could do no wrong. »
- T.J. Barnard
Mumbai, May 13: Bollywood's superstar Aamir Khan, who completed his 25 years in filmdom this year, names "Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio and three-times Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis as his favourite Hollywood actors.
"I like a few Hollywood stars. I tend to forget English names, I like Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis for 'Lincoln'," said the actor here at the screening of Hollywood film "The Star Trek Into Darkness" along with filmmaker-wife Kiran Rao, Sunday.
Aamir, who is shooting for two films "Dhoom 3" and PeeKay" simultaneously, rues the fact that he rarely gets time to watch films and is happy to watch the. »
- Anita Agarwal
Kellan Lutz and actress Sharni Vinson split - Us Weekly Pete Wentz opens up about drug abuse - HuffPost Celebrity Matthew McConaughey to cohost a polo match - People Daniel Day-Lewis is down-to-earth - Lainey Gossip The new TV shows you should be watching in the Fall - The Daily Beast Julia Roberts teams up with Meryl Streep - Et Ryan Gosling won't eat his cereal - BuzzFeed George Clooney and Sandra Bullock get lost in space - The Hollywood Reporter Ke$ha rocks a wild new look - TooFab Will you watch The Great Gatsby this weekend? - Rotten Tomatoes Check out these famous mama's boys - Wonderwall Celebrity moms reveal their Mother's Day plans - YourTango »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Way back in 1897, the Moscow Art Theatre was born. Playwright Anton Chekhov collaborated with many actors and directors and in particular a man called Constantin Stanislavski, a man who pioneered method acting with what he called ‘Theatrical truth’.
Bounce forward a few decades later in the 1940′s and 50′s to the group theatre in New York city and a man called Lee Strasberg who, along with others at the now world famous ‘Actors Studio’, popularized the work of Stanislavski to create what is now known today as ‘Method’ acting. Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman are just a few famous names to go through the actors studio, and are now possibly the most famous (with the exception of Daniel Day Lewis) advocates of getting into character by living and breathing every nuance of the world they inhabit.
Here listed for your discretion, is a »
- Shaun Lappin
Heads up, Academy voters. Hollywood's very favorite good guy is bringing it again.
The film depicts the true story of Captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somalian pirates in 2009 after they boarded and seized the U.S.-flagged and unarmed cargo ship Maersk Alabama. He'd surrendered himself to the vicious group in order to protect the nineteen crew members on board who were then able to hide from the ship's attackers. After a dramatic five day stand-off between the Somali pirates and the U.S. Navy, Seal Team snipers executed three of the captors and returned the captain to his family, safe and sound.
Put simply, this is one heck of a nationalistic story — 'Merica ya'll! — and Hanks certainly had his work cut out »
- Amanda Bell
It’s taken him a quarter of a century, but Martin Scorsese has finally made real progress on his previously inert adaptation of Silence, Japanese writer Shusaku Endo’s historical fiction novel. Starting off his week right, the celebrated filmmaker has not only obtained the required funding for his movie, but also a production green light and the services of Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield.
Ken Watanabe (Inception) will reportedly be joining Garfield on the screen, putting to rest old murmurings regarding Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio Del Toro’s involvement. Emmett/Furla Films and Corsa Films are providing the financial backing; production allegedly will start in June of 2014, and location scouting is already underway, though additional details remain scarce at this time.
Scorsese does have a screenplay under his belt, which he completed work on back in 1996 with the aid of ...
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- Andrew Crump
Hyderabad, May 8: In two days of time, the megastar has watched “Lincoln” two times, and he says it is not only the historical significance which has charmed him, but also the detailing in the film as well as the performances of the actors which has impressed him.
When Amitabh Bachchan watched the movie second time, he found to be “more engrossing”. He told his fans on his blog, that the story is splendid and witty and is not comprehensible to him. Amitabh Bachchan admired not only the performances of lead actor Daniel Day Lewis and other notable actors in the film, but also the artists who had no dialogues in the film and stood at a. »
- Anita Agarwal
• Martin Scorsese has found a new leading man in Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) for his feature Silence, based on Shusaku Endo’s 1966 Japanese-language novel. The fictional story follows a 17th century Portuguese Jesuit missionary to Japan. Ken Watanabe (Inception) also stars in the film, which will be largely shot in Japanese. At one point, Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio del Toro were going to star in the film. [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
At one point the cast included Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal, but it's taken quite a long time for Martin Scorsese to get Silence off the ground and people move on while other projects stall. Silence, however, is finally coming together. With the production eying a 2014 start, Scorsese has set Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Social Network) and Ken Watanabe (Inception, The Last Samurai) to star in the film based on Shusaku Endo's novel adapted for the screen by Jay Cocks and Variety's news item reporting it will be a Japaense-language film. Issei Ogata (Yi Yi) also stars. The story is set in the 17th century as two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity. Garfield will star as Father Rodrigues, a Portuguese Jesuit who travels to Japan »
- Brad Brevet
Martin Scorsese’s Catholic Church film Silence (yes, another Italian gangster movie) has found its star—several years after already finding its stars in Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio Del Toro, then losing them to time and other projects. Instead, the role of the Jesuit priest who preaches Christianity to a hostile, 17th-century Japan population will now be played by Andrew Garfield, whose performance in The Amazing Spider-Man already proved he’s good with desperately clinging to things. As in the Shusaku Endo novel Silence is based on, Garfield’s Father Rodrigues, aided by a translator played by Ken Watanabe, will »
After a long and litigious journey, Martin Scorsese’s next project Silence has landed his next leading man: Andrew Garfield. Yep, Spiderman will shed his lycra ensemble and don an outfit of an entirely different variety…cloth. Garfield is lined up to play take the starring role in Silence as Father Rodrigues, a 17th-century Portuguese Jesuit who embarks on a quest to Japan with another priest to confront allegations that Rodrigues’ mentor has abandoned the Church. Ken Watanabe has signed up to star as the priests’ interpreter.
Based on the Shusako Endo novel of the same name, Silence will be filmed in it’s native Japanese. Scorsese made clear his intention that the film is “meant for a smaller audience.” Remaining loyal to the novel’s mother tongue may affect how the film is received but Scorsese doesn’t give a stuff. He then went on say:
“Then again, it’s a thriller. »
- Gem Seddon
The director has long worked to bring the Shusaku Endo novel to the big screen, and Variety reports that he has finally received the necessary financing from Emmett/Furla Films.
Garfield has been cast in the role of Father Rodrigues in the story of Jesuits attempting to spread Christianity in 17th century Japan.
Scorsese is currently prepping the release of The Wolf of Wall Street, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a stockbroker caught in the middle of corporate corruption and mafia intervention.
The Wolf of Wall Street is expected to be released in November.
"Spider-Man" star and "Social Network" dreamboat Andrew Garfield will break the two-decade long silence on Martin Scorsese's "Silence," which goes to the Cannes buyers' market this May. Though not Portuguese himself, Garfield has been cast to play Father Rodrigues, a 17th-century Portuguese Jesuit who travels to Japan to tout the gospel of Christianity. Adapted from Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel, the film was once rumored to star Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal, and it's unknown whether they remain attached to the project or not. Japanese star Ken Watanabe ("The Last Samurai") will co-star with Garfield. "Silence" has been on pause for years but has been a dream project of Scorsese's since he read the novel 25 years ago, according to an interview with the director in Variety. Scorsese, currently wrapping up "The Wolf of Wall Street" starring Leonardo DiCaprio (allegedly the "Great Gatsby" star's last role for awhile), is still location. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Following a long, long development process that has spanned decades, director Martin Scorsese is finally gearing up to make his passion project, Silence, and he’s nabbed an incredibly talented young actor to lead the film. The Amazing Spider-Man and The Social Network star Andrew Garfield has been tapped to lead Scorsese’s adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel of the same name, which centers on two 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel to Japan to investigate claims of religious persecution. Earlier iterations of the project had Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio Del Toro, and Gael Garcia Bernal rumored to be handling the lead roles, but it appears that Scorsese has opted to go a bit younger for the role of Father Rodrigues. Hit the jump for more, including the casting of Ken Watanabe and Issei Ogata in the film. While Scorsese has been trying to get Silence off the ground for years, »
- Adam Chitwood
Deaths threats to comedian prompt calls for nationalists to raise the tone. Plus, Fringe gets new venue and Trump takes revenge
This week's comedy news
And this week – a comedian influences the future survival of the British state. Standup Susan Calman has been drawn into a row surrounding the conduct of the campaign for Scottish independence, after she was attacked online after joking on Radio 4's News Quiz about the nationalist cause.
"After the show was broadcast," Calman wrote on her blog, "I was accused of betraying my country, of being racist towards my own people and of being a cunt." Fellow comics including Rory Bremner leaped to Calman's defence, as the Scotsman newspaper picked up on and ran with Calman's reference to "name-calling, swearing and death threats". To cap it all, the shadow foreign secretary and Unionist tub-thumper Douglas Alexander hijacked the row to berate the independence camp for lowering the debate's tone. »
- Brian Logan
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