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Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »
- D. Zhea
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, April 24. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide The Age of Adaline Director: Lee Toland Krieger Cast: Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford, Amanda Crew, Richard Harmon, Michiel Huisman Synopsis: "After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself -- till she meets a man who changes her life." Criticwire Grade Average: B- (10 reviews) Little Boy Director: Alejandro Gomez Monteverde Cast: Emily Watson, David Henrie, Kevin James, Michael Rapaport, Ted Levine, Tom Wilkinson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Abraham Benrubi, Ben Chaplin, Ali Landry, Toby Huss, Kelly Greyson Synopsis: "A young American boy tries to bring his father back from World War II." Criticwire Grade Average: C- (6 reviews) The Water »
- Steve Greene
If you haven't yet seen Ex Machina get out there and do so as it expands even further this weekend. Along with an overall great film you'll also get to see a great performance from Alicia Vikander whose name first came to most people's attention with A Royal Affair a couple years later, but after Ex Machina and this summer's Testament of Youth her stock is likely to continue to rise and, who knows, maybe an Oscar nomination in the near future. Today we have a new trailer for the latter film I mentioned there, Testament of Youth, a World War I feature adapted from the memoir by Vera Brittain played here by one Alicia Vikander opposite Kit Harrington ("Game of Thrones"). Here's the plot: Vera, irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded, overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown, to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she »
- Brad Brevet
So, what’s the cure for overloading on the all-depressing news (now bombarding you with 24-hour cable channels along with the “interweb”)? Well, a time machine would be great. Imagine pulling the lever on Rod Taylor’s 1960 model or Doc Brown’s DeLorean-based 1985 sweet ride (thirty years, can’t be!). Too bad they don’t exist, but buying a ticket at the multiplex can whisk you away for a couple of hours or so, right? The feel-good nostalgia flick has become almost as popular a genre as the haunted house spook show or the sports “underdog” story. The 1940’s have proved a most popular destination for, well over forty years (remember Summer Of 42 back in 71’?). It’s been the setting for a very recent Oscar winner, The Imitation Game, and even a big superhero blockbuster with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Hey, we just visited it two weeks ago in »
- Jim Batts
Now that the film has already seen a release in the UK, it's time for Us audiences to get familiar with director James Kent’s new film Testament of Youth. The film is based on Vera Brittain’s First World War memoir of the same name and stars Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain. Vikander is joined by Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington who plays her fiancé, Roland Leighton. I'm not familiar with the source material but this seems like a handsomely photographed period piece that's, as far as I can tell, competently executed on just about every level besides that as well. Check out the Us version of Testament of Youth Trailer below. The film also stars Taron Egerton, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Colin Morgan, Joanna Scanlan, Alexandra Roach, Jonathan Bailey, Anna Chancellor, Nicholas Le Prevost, Nicholas Farrell, Dominic West and Miranda Richardson. Trailer courtesy of Yahoo: Here’s the »
- Evan Dickson
Photo Credit: Open Road
Going to see a movie is a great idea for weekend family outings, but sometimes it can be difficult to find movies that are appropriate and enjoyable for the whole family! We’ve put together a list of the best upcoming film releases that are a must-see for the whole family.
For your viewing pleasure, here’s a list of the top ten movies to catch with your family this year, starting with the uplifting and inspiring Little Boy in theaters this Friday April 24th!
This is the type of movie that will resonate with everyone in the family! Little Boy is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the »
- Movie Geeks
You may know David Henrie from "Wizards of Waverly Place" and as the son on "How I Met Your Mother," but this week the actor turns to the big screen. "Little Boy" stars Henrie opposite Emily Watson and Michael Rapaport in the tale of a young boy who will do whatever it takes to end World War II and bring his father home.
In anticipation for his new movie, the young star told Moviefone his five favorite movies to watch with his dad -- complete with commentary from Henrie himself.
"Little Boy" arrives in theaters April 24.
- Moviefone Staff
Little Boy takes us back to the days of World War II and into the life of an 8-year old boy named Pepper Flint Busbee (played by newcomer Jakob Salvati). Pepper is nicknamed Little Boy because of his diminutive size, and as a result, he’s the target for the town bullies.
He ends up escaping those troubles, however, with his dad James (Michael Rapaport), as they employ their vivid imaginations to go on a number of incredible adventures. It’s not long though before the real world comes crashing down on them and Pepper’s father is drafted to fight in the war, leaving the young boy determined to end the conflict and bring his father home.
Last week during the film’s press day in La, I had the chance to speak with both leads. During our interview, Michael talked about how important it is for people to »
- Ben Kenber
Plenty of posters are being set up at CinemaCon right now as studios try to woo exhibitors, and Steve is on the floor snapping plenty of photos. The first Everest poster banks on the outstanding cast—Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, and Sam Worthington—along with the tagline, “Human Beings Are Not Meant to Survive at the Cruising Altitude of a 747.” I cannot argue with that statement. Everest opens September 18th. Here’s the official synopsis: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. »
- Matt Goldberg
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new war dramedy “Little Boy” starring Kevin James, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and introducing Jakob Salvati as the little boy!
“Little Boy,” which opens on April 24, 2015 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Michael Rapaport, Ben Chaplin, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Abraham Benrubi, Eduardo Verástegui and Toby Huss from writer and director Alejandro Monteverde and writer Pepe Portillo.
To win your free “Little Boy” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!
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God helps those who help not only themselves, but also the less fortunate in their midst — or so goes the tidy moral logic of “Little Boy,” a cloying and callous WWII-era parable about how faith can move mountains, overcome prejudice, and even rob death of its sting. Making an ambitious follow-up to his Toronto audience award-winning debut, “Bella” (2007), writer-director Alejandro Monteverde brings a sledgehammer touch to the story of a small-town runt who hopes that his string of good deeds will bring his beloved father home from the front lines. Insofar as subtlety is rarely deemed a virtue where the vast majority of “faith-based” entertainment is concerned, this relentlessly manipulative drama just might connect with its target audience, even if saddled with a PG-13 rating that exec producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett lobbied unsuccessfully to have downgraded to a more family-friendly PG.
To its credit, the movie (which Open »
- Justin Chang
Wamg has your passes to the advance screening of the upcoming film Little Boy.
Little Boy is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son.
Set in the 1940s, Little Boy is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7- year-old little boy. Written and directed by Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde, Little Boy highlights themes of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity.
- Movie Geeks
London — A+E Studios Intl. is to launch “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe,” which stars Kelli Garner, Susan Sarandon, Emily Watson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, at next week’s television market MipTV in Cannes.
The two-parter is based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s New York Times bestseller of the same name. It follows a young Norma Jeane Mortenson as she battles a lonely, loveless existence with an absent mother. Despite the odds, she blossoms into a smart, ambitious woman and reinvents herself as Marilyn Monroe.
As her fame grows, all three of her marriages crumble publicly. Marilyn is unable to control the onset of mental illness inherited from her mother, Gladys (Sarandon) — a woman she loves, hates and tries to save. Although kept secret, Gladys remained a vital and troubling influence.
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- Leo Barraclough
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TV Picks: Kelli Garner plays the legendary star Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime’s four-hour event The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (#TheSecretLifeOfMarilynMonroe) premiering Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, at 9pm Et/Pt. The miniseries, which uncovers many closely-guarded secrets the blonde bombshell kept from the public, also stars Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon as Marilyn’s biggest secret of all, her mother Gladys, long institutionalized for mental illness. Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Emily Watson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan also headline the cast while Sarandon’s daughter Eva Amurri Martino plays Gladys in her youth. Watson portrays Grace McKee, Marilyn’s […] »
- April Neale
Eduardo Verastegui, a producer and star of Open Road’s upcoming film “Little Boy,” is offering World War II veterans free tickets to the film, Variety has learned exclusively.
“The freedom that Americans enjoy is because of the sacrifices of these valiant men and women,” said Verastegui. “In light of that, I would like to give two tickets to World War II veterans to thank them and so they can experience the healing power of ‘Little Boy.’”
“Little Boy” is the story of a young boy who sets out to achieve the impossible: to bring his father back from World War II. The film is narrated in the present day by the boy’s adult self, looking back at his childhood in the fictional 1940s-era town of O’Hare, Calif.
More than 16 million Americans served in World War II. It’s estimated that 855,000 of them are still alive.
Tickets are available through Verastegui’s www. »
- Dave McNary
Emma Jensen’s screenplay centers on the love affair between the charismatic poet Percy Shelley and the brilliant 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. That tumultuous relationship ultimately inspired her to write “Frankenstein.”
Powley will portray Claire Clairmont, Mary’s stepsister who has a hunger for attention and complicates Mary and Percy’s relationship when she moves in with them.
“Bel is fearless and immensely talented,” Baer said. “She immediately understood Claire – a complicated young woman who struggled in the shadow of her stepsister.”
- Dave McNary
This trailer has almost sped by without me noticing but I think it deserves a wider audience as A Royal Night Out looks set to delve into the history of our Queen Elizabeth but also fitting perfectly in with the 70th Anniversary of V.E. Day this year.
The film is set on V.E. Day, 1945 and across the world, people are celebrating the end of the war. Two teenage sisters are allowed out at night for the first time to join the party but these two young souls aren’t your every day youth, their home is Buckingham Palace and our two teenagers are Princess Margaret (Bel Powley) and the future Queen of England, Elizabeth II, played by Sarah Gadon.
- Dan Bullock
A new trailer for war comedy-drama Little Boy has debuted.
The forthcoming movie is centred on a 7-year-old boy who desperately wants to end World War II so his father can come home.
Little Boy opens on April 24 in the Us. No UK release date has been set. »
Mark your calendars, make your dinner party arrangements, and sharpen your carving knives: NBC's Hannibal Season 3 will premiere on Thursday, June 4th, at 10:00pm Est.
The announcement was made via the show's Facebook page, on which a photo of the cycle-riding, on-the-run (presumably in Florence, Italy) Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) was posted (image shown below).
It was recently revealed that Zachary Quinto will star in a minimum of one episode in the upcoming third season of Hannibal. Quinto (NBC's The Slap, Spock in Star Trek: Into Darkness, American Horror Story: Asylum, Heroes) will play a "patient of Bedelia’s (Gillian Anderson)."
In other, previously announced Hannibal Season 3 casting news, it was revealed in late January that Glenn Fleshler (True Detective) will play Cordell Doemling, a familiar name to fans of Thomas Harris' books and the Hannibal Lecter movies. For those unfamiliar, Cordell Doemling is the verbally »
- Derek Anderson
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