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Ten years later, why 'Brokeback Mountain' is the Best Picture we deserved

28 July 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As much as filmgoers seem to agree that "Crash" was an undeserving Best Picture winner over "Brokeback Mountain," it feels like everyone has forgotten why "Brokeback" -- an epic still-life of sexual repression in the deep West -- actually ruled. I remember Richard Roeper, a film critic I usually love and agree with, saying that "Brokeback Mountain" is "a classic love story" regardless of the gayness at the film's center. Can't say I know any other straight romance complicated by emotionally battered wives, brutal homophobia, and the fatalism of two conflicted, secretive lovers who call their bond "a goddam bitch of an unsatisfactory situation." Yes, we'd seen forbidden love tales prior to the debut of "Brokeback Mountain" in 2005, but we hadn't seen a more vivid, IMAX-sized portrait of a specifically gay and tragic affair. For that reason it remains one of a kind and -- somehow -- underrated. The synopsis »

- Louis Virtel

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The Lie Anne Hathaway Told To Get Hired For Brokeback Mountain

28 July 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Not to call your character and integrity into question, but a lot of people out there have fibbed or at least stretched the truth when it comes to our resumes. I know I certainly have. And it turns out not alone, as celebrities lie about their applicable skills as well. Anne Hathaway perjured herself just a bit in order to land one of her biggest roles, in Ang Lee.s Brokeback Mountain. Out interviewed the Oscar-winning actress, and other key players, as part of a ten-year retrospective on the groundbreaking movie. Talking about how she got the part of Lureen Newsome Twist, the unknowing wife of closeted cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), Hathaway recalled a critical juncture in the audition process. She said: When I left the audition, the last thing Ang said was, .Oh, by the way, can you ride a horse?. My parents have given me »

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Lena Dunham, Kate Winslet Face Off With Amnesty International Over Sex-Trade Debate

27 July 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In the past, celebrities like Jon Stewart, Madonna and Kristen Wiig have not hesitated to back Amnesty International, one of the most influential human rights watchdog groups. But the London-based organization's cozy alignment with Hollywood has begun to fray over a controversial new proposal that argues for the decriminalization of the sex trade. Lena Dunham, Kate WinsletMeryl Streep and Anne Hathaway are among a group of industry heavyweights voicing opposition to Amnesty's "Draft Policy on Sex Work," which posits that all "consensual sexual conduct between adults — which excludes acts that involve coercion, deception, threats, or violence — is entitled

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- Seth Abramovitch

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Jake Gyllenhaal talks about Heath Ledger, his death and working on Brokeback Mountain

24 July 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While doing the promotional tour for the release of his new film, the boxing drama Southpaw, Jake Gyllenhaal spoke to NPR’s Fresh Air show about his experiences working with the late Heath Ledger.

Gyllenhaal worked with the late Australian actor in 2005 on Oscar Winning film Brokeback Mountain, where the two starred as lovers who were separated for years at a time before rekindling their love across many years. Directed by Ang Lee, who won the Best Director Oscar for the film, Brokeback also starred Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) and Michelle Williams (Take This Waltz).

Listening to a clip from the film during the NPR chat, Gyllenhaal spoke about his experiences with Ledger, and how his death changed his career.

“It brings me back to thinking about doing that scene with Heath, and the honor it was to work with him, and the beauty of his work. And I miss him as a human being, »

- Scott J. Davis

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‘Kung Fu Killer’ attempts to be something more, half succeeds

23 July 2015 4:39 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Kung Fu Killer (aka Kung Fu Jungle)

Directed by Teddy Chang

China/Hong Kong, 2014

A homicidal martial artist, a kung fu killer if you will, is on the loose challenging the best fighters in their discipline (boxing, kicking, weapons, etc.) to prove he alone is the greatest fighter on the planet. Hahou Mo, played by the phenomenal martial arts actor Donnie Yen (whose Yuen Wu Ping collaboration, Iron Monkey, is among the greatest in kung fu cinema), is serving a prison sentence for losing his control and killing a man, and just so happens to hold the title of the greatest fighter on the planet. Upon learning of the crimes, he offers his expertise to catch the madman before he kills again.

It’s a pretty straight-forward concept, and between the acrobatics and stunt works, director Teddy Chang and star Donnie Yen offer some concerns with martial arts’ place in »

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What Anne Hathaway Thought Of The Anne Hathaway Joke In Trainwreck

22 July 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When famous and make big movies and win an Academy Award, going to get a lot of attention. Some will be good, some will be bad, and occasionally you.ll be the butt of a joke. Such is the case of Anne Hathaway, who found herself on the receiving end of a jab in the Amy Schumer-written, Judd Apatow-directed Trainwreck. It wasn.t super mean or anything, but Hathaway.s response definitely shows that she has a sense of humor about herself. In Trainwreck, Bill Hader.s character wins an award and carries it with him. Schumer.s character, cleverly named Amy, remarks that he.s dragging it around like Anne Hathaway after the Oscars. It.s admittedly not the most vicious joke in the world, but the actress, who won the statue for her role in Les Misérables, took to her Facebook page »

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Anne Laughs Off 'Trainwreck' Diss

21 July 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

We'll admit, Anne Hathway handled Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck" diss like a Boss.

The "Inside Amy" star makes a joke about the Academy Award winner in her film (when Bill Hader's character carries an award bestowed on him by Doctors Without Borders at a luncheon, Amy says he's toting it around like "Anne Hathaway at an Oscar party").

Anne – who won her Oscar for 2012's "Les Miserables" – laughed off the joke via Instagram on Monday night, where she posted a photo of a "Trainwreck" movie ticket stub with a cute caption.

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Anne Hathaway Is Totally Chill About the Joke Amy Schumer Makes About Her in Trainwreck

21 July 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Have you heard of Amy Schumer? She's blonde and pretty funny and we write about her from time to time. Trainwreck, the movie she wrote and stars in, opened to the tune of $30 million this weekend, and she also scored her first best actress Emmy nomination for Inside Amy Schumer. Now that she has her bona fides, her jokes get appraisals from people like Oscar winner Anne Hathaway. For some context, there's a scene in Trainwreck where Schumer's love interest, Bill Hader, wins an award. When he comes out to talk to Amy, he totes the trophy along with him, she jokes, like Anne Hathaway at an Oscars party. Zing!Hathaway loved the joke. To prove it, she put a ticket stub on both Instagram and Facebook with a note telling Amy, "way to slay": Schumer, meanwhile, also loves Anne Hathaway and said that Judd Apatow made her say »

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Anne Hathway Gives Hilarious Response to Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' Oscar Joke

21 July 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Anne Hathaway's got a great sense of humor!  The Oscar winning actress poked fun at herself on Monday after taking a trip to the movie theater to see Amy Schumer's new movie "Trainwreck".   The 32-year-old took to Instagram and shared a photo of her ticket stub from the movie, along with a special message to the comedienne.  A photo posted by @annehathaway on Jul 20, 2015 at 4:20pm Pdt "Dear @AmySchumer, Don't pretend like when you win your Oscar- which you could for your brilliant and refreshing writing and/or acting in @TrainwreckMovie- you won't tote it around to every Oscar party you go to. Way to slay, Annie," she captioned the photo.   In the movie, the "Inside Amy Schumer" host makes the "Interstellar" star the butt of a joke during a scene where Bill Hader's character is accepting an award. The star teases her onscreen boyfriend, saying »

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9 Actresses Who Are Only Remembered For A Single Nude Scene

21 July 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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What do Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet and Halle Berry all have in common?

Essentially, they’re all female Hollywood A-listers who are able to bare all to the camera whenever they please without it going on to “define” their careers.

A lot of other actresses haven’t been quite so lucky in this regard, though.

Sometimes a nude scene is rendered so iconic that it’s impossible for anybody to look at an actress without recalling it, or the scene in question is the first thing that springs to mind whenever anybody utters their name. In some cases, these actresses have gone on to do other work which has allowed them to break free from the legacy of a famous nude scene, but in a lot of cases it’s proven impossible to escape…

Here, then, are 9 actresses who – for »

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Anne Hathaway Laughs Off Amy Schumer's Trainwreck Diss, Predicts Comedian's Oscar Win: Read Her Response!

21 July 2015 12:33 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Say what you will about Anne Hathaway—but the actress can certainly laugh at herself.  Case in point? The 32-year-old Oscar winner saw Amy Schumer's Trainwreck over the weekend and in spite of being the butt of one of the film's jokes, the Lez Miz star gave the comedian rave reviews. "Dear @AmySchumer, Don't pretend like when you win your Oscar- which you could for your brilliant and refreshing writing and/or acting in @TrainwreckMovie- you won't tote it around to every Oscar party you go to," she captioned a pic of her ticket stub on Instagram, referring to the moment when Schumer pokes fun at her boyfriend (Bill Hader) for parading around his charity award like Anne »

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Cara Delevingne Makes Up the Best Couple Name For Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas

21 July 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

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The 20 Best Female-Driven Comedies

16 July 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Trainwreck," the new Amy Schumer/Judd Apatow movie, examines the plight of one snarly woman as she exits her familiar world of sexual freedom and hangovers for a detour into serious romance. Though several eye-popping cameos and supporting performances buttress the film, Schumer's performance is the acting triumph of "Trainwreck." Without her shaky conscience and burgeoning sense of fulfillment, the movie's conventional story might feel staid. Thankfully, it's anything but. Schumer's performance marks a welcome addition to cinema's long line of strident, hilarious female protagonists. We're celebrating that lineage with a list: the 20 best female-driven comedies ever. Some are old and some are new, but all are marked by a degree of cosmopolitan fun and nerviness -- and the occasional slap from Cher.  20. "How to Marry a Millionaire" We remember Lauren Bacall as a glamor girl with a damning grimace, but let's start revising that narrative to include her chops as a comic force. »

- Louis Virtel

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Watch HitRecord on TV’s Sidekicks featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway

14 July 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few years on from their brush with the Caped Crusader, The Dark Knight Rises stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway have teamed up again as part of Gordon-Levitt’s Hit Record on TV for the parody short Sidekicks.

The second episode of the new sketch show, which features Gordon-Levitt and Hathaway alongside the BriTANick crew of Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney, is a send-up of the superhero fad that is sweeping through all of Hollywood at present, and timely released with Comic-Con just finishing up in San Diego.

You can watch the very funny short with the player below! Hit Record on TV airs on Pivot every Friday at 10pm, as well as being available on iTunes and Amazon.


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Aaron Tveit Nabs Danny Zuko Role in Fox's Grease Live

9 July 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Wop bam boom! Fox's upcoming Grease Live special has found its Danny Zuko in none other than Aaron Tveit.  The celebrated stage and screen star, 31, will take on the role once famously played by John Travolta. Tveit brings acclaimed musical prowess to the production, with previous Broadway roles in Next to Normal, Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, and Wicked.  The New York native also sang on the big screen in 2012's Les Miserables, starring as Enjolras in the Oscar-winning cast of Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell [...] »

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Robert De Niro’s ‘The Comedian’ Lands Director Taylor Hackford

7 July 2015 4:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Taylor Hackford has come on board to direct Robert De Niro’s drama “The Comedian,” based on Art Linson’s script, with plans to begin production in New York early next year.

Linson will produce with Courtney Solomon and Atmosphere’s Mark Canton, who are both financing.

Mike Newell (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) had been tapped to direct in May but left due to schedule conflicts.

De Niro will play a Don Rickles-style standup comic who specializes in insults, with the script’s standup material written by Comedy Central Roast mainstay Jeffrey Ross.

De Niro will be seen later this year in Warner Bros.’ “The Intern” opposite Anne Hathaway and in David O. Russell’s “Joy,” playing the father of Jennifer Lawrence’s character.

Hackford’s credits include “Ray,” “Dolores Claiborne,” “The Devil’s Advocate” and “White Knights.” He and De Niro are repped by CAA. »

- Dave McNary

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Concept Art: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse’

6 July 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Steven Spielberg big screen adaptation of Robopocalypse has been in the works for years now. The script was being developed by Spielberg and Drew Goddard based on the Daniel H. Wilson novel. Actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were all said to be in line for roles in the film about “a global war between man and machine.”  In […]

The post Concept Art: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Meet The Menacing Machines In Concept Art For Steven Spielberg’s Postponed Robopocalypse

6 July 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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With a script penned by Cabin in the Woods scribe Drew Goddard, Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Skyfall‘s Ben Wishaw all on board to star, and Steven Spielberg at the helm, it’s small wonder why DreamWorks opted to postpone the director’s sci-fi adaptation Robopocalypse indefinitely with such an enticing line-up on both sides of the camera.

Alas, with a half-baked script and a spiralling production bill, Spielberg’s rendition of Daniel H. Wilson’s best-selling novel was ordered back to the drawing board, and the filmmaker has noted on multiple occasions that the project has been delayed – not cancelled. Two years later, there’s nary a mention of the project aching into motion anytime soon, though a flurry of concept art for Robopocalypse has surfaced online, showcasing some of the menacing machines controlled by Archos – a sentient super-intelligence that has gone rogue.

Set in the near-future, »

- Michael Briers

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Art From Spielberg's Axed "Robopocalypse"

6 July 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Several years ago it was looking like a film adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's best-selling novel "Robopocalypse" was going to be Steven Spielberg's next film and one that would star Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw in key roles.

Then, all of a sudden, the project got indefinitely postponed as Drew Goddard's script wasn't ready along with financial issues making the budget swell. Spielberg insisted the project wasn't dead at the time, but two years on and nothing has really moved on it since.

Today though, some concept art from artist Patrick Janicke has surfaced online over at Comic Book and shows off some of the character and weapon designs that sadly we'll be unlikely to see on the big screen.


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Feast Your Eyes On Concept Art For Steven Spielberg’s Postponed Robopocalypse

6 July 2015 5:52 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Based on Daniel H. Wilson’s 2011 novel of the same name, Robopocalypse was set to hit the big screen in 2013, with none other than Steven Spielberg at the helm. Telling the story of a dark future where humanity is locked in a bitter war with their former robotic servants after a sentient A.I goes rogue, Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, The Martian) was hired to write the script, and Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway, and Ben Whishaw joined the cast in 2012. But after rumours of budgetary concerns and the release date been put forward to 2014, the project was put on hold indefinitely on January 9th 2013, with word that the script was not ready and the production was proving to be too expensive. Even though Spielberg has said he was going back to the drawing board and starting on a more economical and personal script, that was two years ago, »

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