‘Catching Fire’ movie box office: Strong Brazil opening points to bigger international hit than ‘The Hunger Games’ (photo: Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, toplining Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, debuted in Brazil last Friday, November 15, 2013. A national holiday ("Proclamation of the Republic"), November 15 has proven to be a highly profitable "opening date" in Brazil; in 2012, Bill Condon’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 broke both single-day and opening-weekend records at the Brazilian box office. Now comes Catching Fire, which far surpassed the box office take of its predecessor. Surely it’s no coincidence that both the Hunger Games and Twilight franchises currently belong to the Summit Entertainment / Lionsgate Pictures combo. Or that both franchises have been/are being distributed in Brazil by Paris Filmes, possibly that country’s biggest homegrown film distribution entity. »
- Andre Soares
Julie Taymor, Antonio Monda, Jeffrey Eugenides in a backstage Le Conversazioni: Films of My Life discussion. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze The 2013 Le Conversazioni literary festival celebrating the relationship between art, architecture, literature and film concluded at the Morgan Library & Museum on Thursday, November 7 in New York. Artistic director of Le Conversazioni Antonio Monda discussed with Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides - whose novel was adapted into Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides (1999) starring Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, and Kathleen Turner - films that influenced their lives and work. Clips from each of Taymor and Eugenides' chosen movies were shown, plus one from the moderator at the end.
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- Anne-Katrin Titze
As part of the holiday season Tiff Cinematheque gives the retrospective treatment to the legendary Japanese animated company founded by Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki from December 13th, 2013 to January 3rd, 2014.
Blending new 35-mm and digital prints, 18 Studio Ghibli films will be showcased including From Up on Poppy Hill, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Oscar-winner Spirited Away, rarely seen titles Only Yesterday and Ocean Waves plus infrequently screened Grave of the Fireflies.
Two versions will be made available to audience members either in Japanese with English subtitles or English dubbed versions starring the voices of Cate Blanchett, Dakota Fanning, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Anna Paquin, Kirsten Dunst, Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver, Amy Poehler, Claire Danes and Liam Neeson.
Odd List Simon Brew 15 Nov 2013 - 07:08
Lots of films are dedicated to, or in memory of someone. But it's not always clear why. We've been finding out...
Back when Breaking Bad returned for its final batch of episodes in August 2013, it had a dedication at the end of it. The card read 'Dedicated to our friend Kevin Cordasco'. As it turned out, Kevin Cordasco was a 16-year old who had been battling cancer for seven years, who had met both Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan. Cordasco died before he could ever get to see the episode dedicated to him.
I found this such a moving story, that it got me wondering about the dedications that appear on films, and what the story behind them was. After all, the dedications are there for a reason. What I uncovered was some funny stories, mainly extremely sad ones, and some extremely moving dedications. »
Lena Dunham offers an intimate glimpse into her life through Twitter and Instagram, but now you can dive into Lena's personal life by reading her emails, too. As part of artist Miranda July's We Think Alone project, Lena shared emails related to a theme chosen by Miranda. Covering everything from sad messages to love notes to business communication, the project featured 20 emails over 20 weeks from famous people including Lena, Kirsten Dunst, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and more. Since the project kicked off on July 1, she's shared messages sent to friends, colleagues, and her boyfriend, fun.'s Jack Antonoff. Today marked the end of the project, so take a look back at everything we learned about Lena via her outbox: She's into "vag'd out" covers. In April 2012, Lena sent Jack the link to Mirah's "Dancing in the Dark" cover, joking about the slowed-down version of the song. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Lena Dunham Date: Thu, »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Spider-Man star Garfield to play contractor who ends up working for man who evicted him in financial crisis drama
The two comic-book movie stars – Garfield currently plays Spider-Man, while Shannon portrayed General Zod in recent Superman reboot Man of Steel – will take a break from superhero duties with the independent drama. Venice film festival favourite Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop, Goodbye Solo) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Amir Naderi and Bahareh Azimi-Khoie, which is set against the backdrop of the financial crisis.
The plot sees Garfield's character kicked out of his home, where he lives with his mother and nine-year-old daughter, leading to a moral quandary as he fights to get a roof back over the family's heads. Deadline describes Shannon as the "powerful, »
- Ben Child
Check out these new character posters for Paramount Pictures' upcoming comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues showing Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Champ Kind (David Koechner) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell). Adam McKay directs the film which opens December 20th, and also has Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Wiig, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, James Marsden and Sacha Baron Cohen on board/ With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland »
Kristen Stewart has signed on to be a part of writer-director Tim Blake Nelson's newest movie, "Anesthesia." According to Deadline, Stewart will have a small roll in the indie which focuses on a group of New Yorkers "whose lives are touched by the same philosophy professor." The "Twilight" actress has had a relatively quiet 2013, with her last appearance on the big screen being the December 2012 release of "On the Road" directed by Walter Salles. She appeared alongside Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kirsten Dunst in the adaptation of Kerouac's novel. Additionally, Stewart does have a couple of films looking towards a »
- HitFix Staff
Stylish minds think alike! Just take a look at Kirsten Dunst and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who wore identical sheer patterned dresses within just one day of each other. The blond beauties clearly have excellent taste in fashion (as well as swanky VIP status), as their matching feminine frocks are from the yet-to-be-released Isabel Marant for H&M collection. The fabulous designer collaboration line doesn't officially hit select stores until Nov. 14, but it looks like being famous totally has its fashion perks! We're guessing the gorgeous gals were just recently gifted the flirty pieces mere days ago and the momentum to showcase their highly-anticipated pieces made it a no-brainer when »
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- Maria Mercedes Lara
Before he reunites with the rest of the Kvwn Channel 4 Evening News Team this Christmas, the legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) has taken a moment to share his opinion on British Halloween in this latest promo for the upcoming comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues...
"With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Also back for more are Ron’s co- anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fontana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm."
- Gary Collinson
The Spectacular Spider-Man Model: Chandra Holt * Photographer: Unhinged Images Makeup & Body Paint: Cast of Thousands Studio Average teenager Peter Parker is transformed into an extraordinary super hero after he is accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider. When his beloved uncle is savagely murdered during a robbery, young Peter vows to use his powers to avenge his death. Deeming himself "Spider-Man ," he sets about ridding the streets of crime, bringing him into conflict with malevolent super-villain "Green Goblin." Spider-Man (2002) was directed by Sam Raimi ("Oz: The Great and Powerful"), from a script written by David Koepp. The cast included: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, and Rosemary Harris. The film had a budget of $140 million, and earned $821 million at the worldwide box office. »
Oh no! Kirsten Dunst was spotted out and about in Los Angeles over the weekend with a bandaged right hand. The Hollywood star enjoyed some retail therapy with a gal-pal and didn't appear to let the injury get the best of her good mood. Sporting a pair of skinny jeans and a blazer, Dunst balanced her large black tote bag on her left arm instead of her right. The actress was also spotted wearing the same bandage around her wrist late last week while she and beau Garrett Hedlund went on a dinner date at Los Angeles eatery Craig's. The 31-year-old appears to be taking some time out of her busy filming schedule to nurse her injury. Her upcoming flick, Anchorman 2: The Legend »
Coming hot on the heels of this week's new trailers, Paramount Pictures has released a UK quad poster for the upcoming comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which sees the return of Ron Burgundy and his buddies on the Kvwn Channel 4 Evening News Team...
With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Also back for more are Ron’s co- anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.
- Gary Collinson
Did one of the stars from Friends have a brief flirtation with porn? An old WB series could get a reboot, and critics aren’t sure what to make of The Counselor.
Kirsten Dunst was spotted in Los Angeles with a bandage on her right hand, leaving us wondering how she got injured in the first place. She seemed to shrug off the paparazzi’s prying, so we figure it can’t be something too secretive. [Daily Mail] Back in the day, one of Friends’ cast members starred in a miniseries about softcore porn. Who was it? Browse through today’s Gossip Table clips to find out. View Video Gallery Remember Charmed, a show about witches who stayed on the right side of sorcery? Well, it could once more be a series, this time on CBS. [Vulture] Despite The Counselor‘s star-studded cast, some critics just weren’t impressed by the film’s wild ride. »
- Rahsheeda Ali
The latest poster is in for Paramount Pictures' Anchorman: The Legend Continues with Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner standing in the city in Godzilla-sized proportions. These guys look ready to take on some Pacific Rim-based Kaiju monsters themselves. With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Ferrell), returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (Koechner) - All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking the country's first 24-hour news channel by storm. Adam McKay directs the film which also includes Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Wiig, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, James Marsden and Sacha Baron Cohen. »
It’s really official now! Author E.L. James took to Twitter to say that Jamie Dornan will indeed be taking on the coveted role of kinky businessman Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ saying, ‘Our man is here.’
There’s no turning back now, Jamie Dornan! The woman behind Fifty Shades of Grey sent the sexy Irish actor a “welcome to #TeamFifty” tweet on Oct. 24, confirming the news that he will replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of her erotic novel. Read on to see what E.L. James had to say!
We’re glad that’s settled! After losing one Christian Grey, we couldn’t stand to have Jamie, 31, taken away from us, too. E.L. set our minds at ease when she tweeted:
Stow your twitchy palms ladies… »
Jamie Dornan is in the process of becoming much more famous now that he's been cast as Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey." The role will not, however, be the first in which he's required to do a big-screen love scene.
The former model and ex-boyfriend of Keira Knightley's first acting role was as Count Axel Fersen in "Marie Antoinette," the 2006 movie directed by Sofia Coppola. The count was Marie's (Kirsten Dunst) lover, and they shared at least one steamy love scene in addition to a number of smoldering looks.
You can re-experience some of that with these two YouTube videos -- one a montage of his scenes and the other that aforementioned bedroom sequence.
With everyone all abuzz over the likelihood that Jamie Dornan will soon be cast as Christian Grey for the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, it got us thinking about some of the other Hollywood hunks who once stripped down to their skivvies as male models before making their way into the acting world. After all, the 31-year-old star did strike a pose in several Calvin Klein underwear campaigns prior to making his film debut opposite Kirsten Dunst in 2006's Marie Antoinette. Here are a few more guys who didn't hestate to flaunt their fabulous figures... Ashton Kutcher: Before he played the dimwitted but loveable Michael Kelso on That '70s Show, starred in such movies as Dude, Where's My »
Look who we’ve got to fill Christian’s sexy shoes! Even though Jamie is taking on such a huge role, we think the former underwear model fits the bill perfectly. What else makes him qualified to play such a smoldering part? Keep reading to find out all you need to know about Jamie!
Sexy stud alert! Jamie Dornan, 31, is set to replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of the E.L. James‘ novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Since the movie is still set for release on Aug. 1, 2014, we need to brush up on our knowledge of Jamie stat — especially since the Irish hunk is also an expectant father!
Jamie Dornan: 5 Things To Know About The New Christian Grey
1. Jamie has modeled for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Armani — in his underwear! He also played rugby in college. We’re glad we can get »
- Ivy Jacobson
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