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Kyle Buchanan offers Tina Fey five tips on becoming a movie star. Now that her Emmy-winning comedy series "30 Rock" is gone, he says the movies need her "more than she needs the movies," but she has not been provided with good projects yet. The recent release of "This Is Where I Leave You" along with "Muppets Most Wanted" and "Admission" have not been worthy. His suggestions include that she write her own projects, rewrite other projects, appeal to her base (young women and gay men), work with better directors, and finally make that movie with Meryl Streep she has been promising. Vulture -Break- Emmy-nominated actress Sarah Paulson calls her new double role as conjoined twins her "craziest" yet. She stars on the upcoming "American Horror Story: Freak Show" after previous roles as a medium, a reporter, and a witch on previous installments. Of the two twins, she says, "It's not as simple as nice and. »
Like every proud Midwesterner, I think malls are glamorous, wonderful palaces where I can by the $79.99 shirt that will improve my life for at least eight minutes. But in the case of Urban Outfitters, a company that produces some perfectly fine clothes, it's hard for me not to roll my eyes at some of their marketing stunts. Did you happen see that bloody Kent State sweatshirt they took off the market? Pretty dicey. In today's edition of The Snap, I revisit Urban Outfitters' biggest snafus and remind you of the wild antics they've pulled. You cannot redeem this anger with a gift card. (Nsfw, language. Hooray for swear words.) Check out all of The Snap's episodes: Ep. #25: Joan Rivers' True Legacy Ep. #24: Our Unanswered 'Saved by the Bell' Questions Ep. #23: Beyonce's 20 Biggest Flaws Ep. #22: Everything We Learned From Robin Williams Movies Ep. #21: »
- Louis Virtel
Exclusive: Ang Lee will next direct an adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. It is Lee’s first film since he won the Best Director Oscar for Life Of Pi, and he’s reuniting with Tom Rothman at TriStar. Rothman, who continues to put together filmmaker-centric projects at his Sony-based label, ran Fox and worked closely with Lee on that difficult, groundbreaking, Oscar-winning 3D film that grossed $600 million worldwide. TriStar is teamed with Film4 on the picture, which will begin production in the spring.
It was expected Lee’s next film would be the Peter Morgan-scripted boxing pic about the Thrilla In Manila bout between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, shot in 3D at Universal. They are still working on a budget and the visual effects and look of that picture, but clearly Lee was eager to get back behind the camera.
- Mike Fleming Jr
It’s September, so why wouldn’t we start predicting an Oscar race that won’t finish for another five months?
To be fair, Venice, Telluride, and the Toronto film festivals have all concluded. Many films have screened. Many films have connected with audiences, and a rough draft of the Oscar race is beginning to come into focus. Sure, no Academy member will even begin popping in those screener DVDs for another couple of months, but it’s still worth discussing what has buzz and what is likely to still be on voters’ minds once the weather finally begins to cool off. »
- Nicole Sperling
According to our racetrack odds, the Best Supporting Actor Oscar is a close contest between J.K. Simmons ("Whiplash") and Mark Ruffalo ("Foxcatcher"). However, while "Foxcatcher" is a major contender for Best Picture, "Whiplash" isn't expected to reap bids in any other major category. Can Simmons prevail if he's the sole nominee for his film? Or can "Whiplash" gain traction in other categories as well? -Break- You Decide: Who will will Original Screenplay Oscar? 'Boyhood,' 'Foxcatcher' ...? These days, it's hard to win an acting Oscar without broad academy support. Best Picture has included nine or 10 nominees since the academy expanded the category in 2009. Of the 20 acting winners over these past five years, all but four have come from Best Picture nominees. The exceptions: Jeff Bridges (Best Actor, "Crazy Heart," 2009), Meryl Streep...' »
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Musical No. 1 Into The Woods
• This is how I look in the morning when I accidentally fall asleep with a wig on
• "Be careful what you wish for" - they pay people to write these taglines you know but why not save money on the budget and just use song lyrics. It doesn't get much better than Sondheim lyrics. Wouldn't "Careful the tale you tell, that is the spell..." be more intriguing / and delightfully faithful. Say what you will about Les Miserables (2012) -- and you have -- but one of the best things about its very successful campaign ($441 million plus worldwide) is that they just used song titles for their character posters
• "Be Careful what you wish for..." as Meryl climbs out of the poster at you, also adds an unfortunate meta layer. »
- NATHANIEL R
The movie, which combines the story of a childless couple with the Grimm fairy tales, also stars Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her prince, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, and James Corden and Emily Blunt as the cursed Baker and his wife.
Sondheim recently caused controversy when he claimed that Disney had censored any adult content from the adaptation, although he later clarified that he thinks the movie version is "first rate".
Into the Woods opens on December 25 in the Us and on January 9, 2015 in the UK.
Watch the trailer below: »
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Walt Disney Studios has released the first theatrical poster from their upcoming Broadway adaptation, Into The Woods. The film, which is a modern twist on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, boasts quite an impressive cast highlighted by Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow), James Corden (Begin Again), Anna Kendrick (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Chris Pine (Star Trek), and Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean). The film will hit theaters everywhere Christmas Day, you can check out the poster below: Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, »
Walt Disney Pictures has dropped a new poster for Into the Woods, the upcoming musical fairy tale from director Rob Marshall (Chicago), which features Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) as a wicked witch who places a curse on a baker and his wife, played by James Corden (One Chance) and Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow). Take a look…
“Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.“
Into the Woods features a cast that »
- Gary Collinson
Disney's upcoming musical "Into the Woods" boasts an all-star cast, but Oscar-magnet Meryl Streep takes center stage in a new poster for the film, inviting viewers to take a trip into those dark, spooky, wonderful woods. Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski and Johnny Depp also star, giving life to various Brothers Grimm characters. But the simple, straightforward poster is all Streep, and features the tagline "Be careful what you wish for." Here's the poster: Based on the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony-winning musical, and directed by "Chicago" Oscar nominee Rob Marshall, "Woods" blends several fairy tales, allowing Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Big Bad Wolf, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel to share the screen. Their common thread is a story centering on a baker and his wife (Corden and Blunt), and an evil witch (Streep) who has cursed them. "Into the Woods »
- Dave Lewis
Emily Blunt, James Corden, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, and Johnny Depp all get come together for Rob Marshall's adaption of the award winning musical Into The Woods, mashing several fairytales into one tale of a young couple trying to break a terrible curse. But it's Meryl Streep as the Witch who takes the center stage on the first poster, cutting quite the creepy figure. Check it out below. Released Dec 25th USA / Jan 9th 2015 Ireland & UK »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Into the Woods is a sort of kitchen-sink fairy tale adaptation, combining the stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood with a big Steven Sondheim soundtrack and a massive star-studded cast. But the latest Into the Woods poster keeps things very simple. Check it out after the jump. Disney […]
- Angie Han
We’re very much looking forward to the new year here at Thn, most of all because of this movie. Into The Woods is a new feature adaptation of the classic musical by Tony®-winner James Lapine, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Rob Marshall (Chicago), writes and directs the feature version, which is headlined by Meryl Streep, who also features on this brand new UK poster.
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt »
- Paul Heath
One of the more left-field Oscar contenders heading into this year’s awards season is undoubtedly Disney’s musical fairytale, Into The Woods. It’s based on Stephen Sondheim’s atypical and indeed award-winning musical deconstruction of the titular tale, which weaves together a variety of renown fantasy heroes who unite against Meryl Streep’s spiteful witch.
Directed by Chicago’s Rob Marshall, the film is essentially a melting pot of the studio’s beloved characters from the Brothers Grimm catalogue, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk, who are all drawn together to face the aforementioned villain thanks to a loveable baker and his wife — played by James Corden and Emily Blunt, respectively.
What’s most impressive about Into The Woods, though, is it’s remarkable ensemble cast, which features the likes of Anna Kendrick, Johnny Deep as The Wolf, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine and Tracey Ullman. »
- Michael Briers
Walt Disney Pictures has released the first poster for "Into the Woods," based on the Stephen Sondheim musical. The film stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, and Tracey Ullman.
"Into the Woods" is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
"Into the Woods" hits theaters this Christmas.
Have a look at the poster below. »
- Kellvin Chavez
A bunch of brand new posters just hit the web. Here’s what’s coming at a glance: Into the Woods – This one’s rocking quite the cast, but when you’ve got Meryl Streep on the roster, how can she not be the one front and center on the poster? V/H/S: Viral – We’ve got a new poster for the third installment of the V/H/S franchise just in time for the film’s Fantastic Fest screening. Dracula Untold – We’ve got a brand new IMAX poster for Dracula Untold, but it looks a lot like the one we got back in June. Playing It Cool – This movie looks pretty ridiculous and now it’s got an odd international poster featuring Chris Evans to match. Hit the jump to check out the Into the Woods poster and more. Into the Woods Via Disney. Here’s the »
- Perri Nemiroff
The new “Into the Woods” one-sheet will have Meryl Streep haunting your dreams. The poster features Streep in character as the witch in the highly-anticipated release based on the Tony-winning musical of the same name. Also read: Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine Go ‘Into the Woods’ in First Look at Rob Marshall's Musical (Photos) The modern twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales features the beloved stories of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy) tied together by a plot involving a baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), with Streep's. »
- Gina Hall
Meryl Streep is a dirty old witch in the first poster for Disney's upcoming musical Into the Woods. A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods plays with intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel are all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. As the poster warns: 'Be Careful what you wish for!'
Into the Woods is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by »
- Jazz Tangcay
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