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Imagine a dramatic hero who stands no chance of being kissed "unless it was by a blind girl" and of whom it is said, by an adoptive aunt, "you'd see nicer eyes on a goat". Daniel Radcliffe is not the first name that would leap to mind in the casting of such a role. But he is the undoubted star of Michael Grandage's revival of Martin McDonagh's 1997 play and proves, as he did in Equus, that he is a fine stage actor with a gift for playing social outsiders.
Radcliffe is the eponymous hero, a disabled 17-year-old orphan named Billy Claven, of McDonagh's ingenious play. Dejected and generally derided, the bookish Billy is brought up by his "aunties" on the isle of Inishmaan. But the dullness of daily life is suddenly relieved when in 1934 Hollywood film-maker Robert Flaherty descends on a neighbouring isle to make »
- Michael Billington
How do you end a comedy movie about the apocalypse? Hilariously, of course, but if Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen had their initial drothers for the end to "This is the End" — you know, back when Daniel Radcliffe was wand-swatting away the then-atrocious script — it would've been an even more heavenly affair.
Obviously, there are spoilers abound here, so look away now if you haven't seen the movie...
Still with us? Okay, splendid.
So, as you hopefully already know by now, there were gobs of celebrity cameos in "End," ranging everywhere from the ax-swinging Emma Watson to Danny McBride's surprise sex slave Channing Tatum. But behind door number three (a.k.a. Heaven's Gate) awaited none other than the Backstreet Boys, sending things off on a high note, literally, with a performance of their big hit "Everybody."
"We were trying to figure out a way to spruce up the end, »
- Amanda Bell
Premiering at Sundance to excellent early reviews, John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings could well be Daniel Radcliffe’s first shot at the Oscars, bringing the renowned lives of Allen Ginsberg and his fellow beat generation poets to the big screen once more.
Sony Classics have set the film to begin its limited release in the Us this October, which gives it something of a perfect position for an awards campaign. And now a new image of Radcliffe and his co-star Dane DeHaan has surfaced, in which Ginsberg and Lucien Carr look to become blood brothers.
While he is attending Columbia University in 1944, the young Allen Ginsberg’s life is turned upside down when he sets eyes on Lucien Carr, an impossibly cool and boyishly handsome classmate. Carr opens Ginsberg up to a bohemian world and introduces him to William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Repelled by rules and conformity in both life and literature, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Man of Steel weekend box office: Above estimates, but real June record remains beyond the reach of Superman 2013 reboot (image: Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel) Somewhat surprisingly — it’s usually the other way around — Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel grossed more than $3 million above studio estimates released on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Sucker Punch), and starring Henry Cavill (The Tudors, possibly the upcoming The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), the 2013 Superman reboot scored $116.61 million from 4,207 North American locations according to weekend box-office actuals found at Box Office Mojo. Once Thursday evening figures are added, the $225 million-budgeted Man of Steel‘s domestic cume reached $128.68 million by Sunday evening. Now, Man of Steel‘s adjusted $116.61 million doesn’t change the June Box-Office Record Chart in any way. The Superman reboot remains ahead of the former official June champ, the Tom Hanks-, Tim Allen-voiced Toy Story 3‘s »
- Zac Gille
Man of Steel weekend box office: June record (not really) broken by Superman 2013 reboot (photo: Newsman Laurence Fishburne and journalist Amy Adams are appalled by General Zod’s Man of Steel box-office hype) Extra! Extra! Man of Steel Breaks June Box-Office Record! That’s what most publications the world over have been heralding today. Man of Steel, of course, is the latest Superman reboot — directed by Zack Snyder (300, Sucker Punch), and starring Henry Cavill (The Tudors, Immortals) as Clark Kent aka Superman. The June box office referred to is the domestic one, as in the United States and Canada. As for the word "record" … Well, it apparently means all sorts of different things to all sorts of different hype-makers and to those who blindly embrace the hype and help to spread it. According to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo, this June 14-16 weekend, Man of Steel took in »
- Zac Gille
Man of Steel weekend box office: Superman 2013 reboot may not break June opening-weekend domestic record (Photo: Michael Shannon as General Zod in Man of Steel) Man of Steel may not break the North American June box-office record this weekend, June 14-16. According to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo, on Friday the 2013 Superman reboot directed by Zack Snyder (300, Sucker Punch), and starring Henry Cavill (The Tudors, Immortals) in the title role raked in a less-than-expected but still-quite-impressive $44.05 million from 4,207 venues — 3,357 of which 3D sites. That figure includes an estimated $9 million from Thursday midnight shows. Early (unofficial) estimates had Man of Steel grossing as much as $51 million on its first full day out. (See updated post: “Man of Steel Weekend Box Office: June Record (Not Really) Broken.”) Including late Thursday evening shows, Zack Snyder’s $225 million-budgeted Superman movie has taken in a grand total of $56.05 million at the Us/Canada box office. »
- Zac Gille
To celebrate the release of Sophia Copolla’s The Bling Ring starring Emma Watson, we at Thn bring you the Top Ten Former Child Stars That You Now Totally Would. Before you accuse us of being ‘Acolytes of Savile,’ this is a celebration of the actors that Used To Be child stars and have grown up to be bang tidy. There are no historic cases here, we are ogling them As They Are Now.
Having said that (Yewtree speed-dial at the ready…), we shall discuss that odd and unique feeling of fancying someone (now) who was famous when they were just a kid. Sometimes they vanish after their cuteness/bankability disappears, then reappear as fully formed hunks and honies (Have you Seen the kid from Jerry Maguire now? Quickly, Google ‘Jonathan Lipnicki’ and remember; that’s Stuart Little’s specky mate). Sometimes we watch them grow older before our eyes »
- John Sharp
Man of Steel box office: Superman 2013 reboot likely to break June domestic record — sort of (Photo: Henry Cavill as Clark Kent in Man of Steel) Man of Steel will quite likely — sort of — break the June record at the North American box office this weekend, according to early, rough estimates found at Deadline.com. Things started out quite well for the $225 million-budgeted 2013 Superman reboot directed by Zack Snyder (300, Sucker Punch), and starring Henry Cavill (The Tudors) as Clark Kent aka Superman: on Thursday evening at the Us/Canada box office, Man of Steel grossed an estimated $12 million, plus $9 million at Thursday midnight shows. That’s quite a bit better than Shane Black / Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man 3, which opened with $15.6 million from Thursday evening / midnight shows in early May. (See updated Man of Steel post: Superman 2013 may not break June opening-weekend record.) The current opening-weekend-in-June record officially belongs »
- Zac Gille
Man of Steel box office: Will latest Superman reboot break June domestic record? (Photo: Henry Cavill in Man of Steel) Directed by Zack Snyder, and starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Man of Steel had, as expected, a strong opening at the domestic box office on Thursday evening. The latest Superman reboot collected an estimated $12 million, in addition to another $9 million at midnight showings for a grand total of $21 million. For comparison’s sake: Starring Robert Downey Jr, Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 debuted with $15.6 million from Thursday evening / midnight showings in early May. (See also updated post: “Man of Steel Box Office: June Record Likely — Sort of.”) Now, to compare Man of Steel‘s Thursday late evening $21 million take to the midnight box-office grosses of, for instance, Gary Ross / Jennifer Lawrence’s The Hunger Games ($19.74 million), Robert Pattinson / Kristen Stewart / Taylor Lautner’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($30.1 million), Christopher Nolan »
- Zac Gille
(Updated, 5:35 p.m. Est) The Montreal-based visual effects company Newbreed, which is working on the Daniel Radcliffe horror film "Horns," hasn't paid its workers in weeks and is financially struggling, a half-dozen current and former employees have told TheWrap. Some workers report that when they have been paid, their checks have bounced. Newbreed has worked on a number of high-profile films and games such as "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Halo: Reach" While the company is working on "Horns," it has struggled to find enough work to alleviate cash flow problems, insiders »
- Brent Lang
The word has gone out again in visual effects business: “There’s trouble in Montreal.”
Quebec’s new incentives are turning Montreal into a burgeoning hotspot for the global vfx biz. But the city has a bad reputation among vfx artists due to a history of bad management, bankruptcies and/or artists going unpaid at its vfx facilities, notably Meteor Studios, DamnFX, Red FX and Fake Studios.
Now history seems to be repeating itself at Newbreed VFX, whose prexy Josee Lalumiere is the former general manager of DamnFX. Newbreed employees tell Variety they have been paid late or have gone unpaid altogether for weeks of work. According to some of their accounts, most employees have quit and the vfx company is having trouble completing its work.
- David S. Cohen
It's natural to wonder what the starring Harry Potter trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are working on now that their wonderful wizarding days are over. Perhaps the more interesting question, though, is what will producer David Heyman do? He's the one who saw the potential in J. K. Rowling's little series of books well before the rest of the world did, and he's the one who turned them into an eight-film global phenomenon. So, his early attachment to a new fantasy series should raise a few eyebrows. That he's also involving Emma Watson is just a bonus for Potter fans. The book in question is called The Queen of the Tearling, though don't feel bad if you've never heard of it since the book hasn't actually been published yet...
- Peter Hall
The WW2 drama, which is to be directed by Angelina Jolie, follows the true story of former Olympian Louis Zamperini, who endured a series of medical experiments, routine beatings and slave labour during his time at a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp.
Deadline reports that DeHaan is among the frontrunners for the role of Zamperini, along with Jack O'Connell (300: Rise of an Empire) and Alexander Dreymon (best known from BBC film Christopher and His Kind).
The Coen brothers rewrote the script for Unbroken earlier this year, which is based on the novel Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit).
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London, Jun 14: Daniel Radcliffe has said that every job that he takes nowadays is an effort to prove himself as an actor, as people still think of him as a child artist.
The 23-year-old actor told the Daily Express that he wants to prove his mettle, as an actor, as people's preconception for him as a stereotypical child actor is wrong, the Daily express reported.
The 'Harry Potter' star added that he would like to direct in future. (Ani) »
- Lohit Reddy
It’s summer, O.W.L.s have been taken and we’re all itching to get back to the castle, which means it’s time for another update to Hogwarts’ Alumni Newsletter.
Last time around when we caught up with the gang, we were excited that Daniel Radcliffe was set to star in a version of Frankenstein as the hunchbacked assistant Igor. This week, a bunch of new projects have been announced that have us thrilled for Hogwarts’ former (and current) favorite sons and daughters. I won’t rehash previously announced work, just the things they’ve added to their growing résumés recently. »
- Erin Strecker
What happens when you collide two franchises together? Well, in the case of Star Wars and Star Trek, you get the same director -- J.J. Abrams. But what happens if you mix Harry Potter in as well? Daniel Radcliffe, the 23-year-old who grew up playing the popular wizard with the lightning bold head scar, said he would love to be a part of Abrams' upcoming Star Wars project -- even if it's just with a small part. Of course, with a British accent, he would have to be Empire, but who is counting? "'Franchise' mustn't become a dirty word," Radcliffe recently rold Time Out magazine. "If directors like J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon keep doing what they're doing, it won't be. I'd love to be part of one again. Maybe not leading it -- (but) a nice supporting role." His chances may not be »
You know it’s coming.
The moment you saw The Guardian’s riveting video interview (below) with the 29-year-old kinda-hot globe-trotting Nsa leaker, you knew: Sooner or later, there is going to be a movie about Edward Snowden.
It might be in theaters. It might be on HBO. It could be a Silkwood-like tragedy or an All the Presidents Men-style procedural drama. But there will be something. Because everything about this story, so far, is Hollywood-bait. There’s a timely controversial issue (digital privacy), real-life spy on the run, high-tech snooping and that classic based-on-a-true-story trope: One man — allegedly an idealist — battling the system. »
- James Hibberd
Several new release dates have fallen into place as of late beginning with Fox shuffling their slate around a bit as well as adding a couple new titles. First, they've moved Ridley Scott's The Counselor from November 15 to an October 25 release and they've given Paul McGuigan's Frankenstein, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor, an October 17, 2014 date. Additionally, they've added Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 to their upcoming 2015 slate and will release the film on December 11, 2015 and Jorge R. Gutierrez's animated Book of Life, described as a Romeo and Juliet-inspired love story set during a Day of the Dead celebration, will arrive on October 3, 2014. Open Road Films also got busy dating a couple of their upcoming releases including the delayed Ashton Kutcher-led Steve Jobs feature, Jobs, which will arrive on August 16, and their action-thriller Homefront starring Jason Statham and James Franco with a script from Sylvester Stallone, which will arrive on October 4. Additionally, »
- Brad Brevet
Emma Watson wasn't the only "Harry Potter" star approached about ditching her Gryffindor garbs and turning into an a**-kicking, looting and otherwise just not f**king around survivalist for the apocalyptic disaster comedy "This is the End."
The Boy Who Lived himself, Daniel Radcliffe, also got an early whiff of the pic's script ... but he was quite put off by the foul odor of the then-stinker draft.
Yep, writer-director Evan Goldberg fessed up to Buzzfeed that he might just have the "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" star to thank for his film not being a laughing stock — at least not for the wrong reasons.
"Two years before we brought it to anybody else, we brought it to Daniel Radcliffe and he rejected it because it was sh***y, it wasn't good enough," he admitted, pulling a little Seth Rogen-ism on himself. "We got too excited, »
- Amanda Bell
We might as well start calling the Dumb and Dumber sequel .Ghostbusters 3. for all the .will they/won.t they. drama involved in making this flick a reality. After Warner Bros. dropped out of the project just yesterday, after months of sitting on the project, it seemed like the rumors might go away for at least a week. And in no time at all, we may soon get another company stepping into their place, with Red Granite Pictures frontlining the list of possible financiers for Dumb and Dumber To, according to Deadline.s sources. Red Granite was founded only two years ago and has a trio of promising films coming out later in the year, including Martin Scorsese.s The Wolf of Wall Streetwith Leonardo DiCaprio, Scott Cooper.s thriller Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale, and Alexandre Aja.s horror fantasy Horns with Daniel Radcliffe. The projected $35 million »
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