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After Ellen "Return of the Lesbian Villain"
/Film Sharon Stone does Mrs Robinson at The Graduate live-read
Vanity Fair Daniel Radcliffe does the Proust Questionnaire
What is your greatest regret? I’m 24! I think it’s a little early for all that
Pajiba Cameron Diaz vs Kiki Dunst in the battle of the vapid remarks
Av Club Tony Kushner working on another Steven Spielberg project The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. Sounds intriguing but anything that keeps Tony away from writing that Viola Davis as a politician movie is a problem for me
Judgmental Maps NYC by stereotype
Variety a new memoir on Ethel Merman. When is she getting a biopic for chrissakes?
i09 Why were there so many giant insect movies in the 1950s?
/Film on potential superhero crossover movies. »
- NATHANIEL R
What is it about kids in horror movies? Ever since those skin-crawlingly scary twins in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, nothing unnerves me more than children chanting eerie lines of dialogue. So, if this latest trailer for Hammer Horror’s upcoming demonic possession flick The Quiet Ones is any indication, I’ll be better off staying far away from the film when it opens next week.
There’s not much new information in this third official trailer for The Quiet Ones, but it’s clear that there is going to be some freaky stuff going down in the isolated country estate where college professor James Coupland (Jared Harris, who recently played another professor – the villainous James Moriarty – in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) retires with several of his most devoted students to study the case of a young girl named Jane (Olivia Cooke), who is exhibiting symptoms of demonic possession. »
- Isaac Feldberg
New York (AP) — The one thing Daniel Radcliffe always has to adjust to whenever he's onstage in America is how happy Americans are to see Daniel Radcliffe onstage. The former "Harry Potter" star is consistently greeted by a burst of applause when makes his entrance on Broadway, no matter if it's a musical or a drama. The first time it happened was in "Equus" in 2008 and he had to stop himself from laughing. "It's just something we are so unaccustomed to in England," Radcliffe says. "Obviously, it's a sign of being very liked and that's lovely. It's just something I don't think I'll ever get used to." He'd better try: The actor is starring in Martin McDonagh's barbed comedy "The Cripple of Inishmaan," playing the disabled orphan Billy in 1930s Ireland who harbors an unlikely dream of Hollywood stardom. First staged in 1996, the play is a typically potent mix »
- Mark Kennedy (AP)
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They say if you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere. Which may explain why so many stars are taking to the Great White Way with roles in Broadway shows this year. Another possible explanation for a move to New York: CitiBikes, cronuts and the proximity to Beyoncé and Jay Z.
This season, Broadway is especially jam-packed with huge names from the big and small screens. Some of these performers have already topped the film and music industries, and have a background in theater; making their Broadway debut in a high-profile production seems like the next logical step. For Daniel Radcliffe and Bradley Cooper, performing to a house of people who may or may not have turned off their cell phones is old hat. Denzel Washington has previously starred in Broadway productions of Checkmates, Julius Caesar and won a Tony Award for Fences, »
- Emily Exton
There are no dreams deferred for the producers of the Denzel Washington-led revival of A Raisin in the Sun. In its first full week since its April 3 opening, director Kenny Leon’s well-reviewed revival earned a remarkable $1.18 million, according to figures from the Broadway League covering ticket sales for the week ending April 13. That makes it the fifth highest-grossing show of the week and the only non-musical to cross the seven-figure threshold. And thanks to premium ticket prices as high as $348, Raisin actually exceeded the estimated gross potential of the Ethel Barrymore Theatre by 16 percent.
The new season is »
- Thom Geier
Dinklage's Tyrion Lannister has become a fan favorite with his sarcastic quips and cutting one-liners. The actor himself is no slouch in the wit department, as he demonstrated in a Reddit Ama. Here are seven of his best answers.
On joining the "Game of Thrones" cast:
I had one hesitation, because of the fantasy genre, I told him I didn't want a really long beard and pointy shoes, and they assured me this character and this world wasn't that. They told me about his complexity, the fact that he wasn't a hero or a villain, that he was a womanizer and a drinker, and they painted a flawed and beautiful portrait of him, so i signed on.
On the beautiful locations where "Game of Thrones" is shot:
Croatia's one of the most beautiful places. »
- Kelly Woo
Various films have locked in new release dates including:
Fox Searchlight's "I Origins" will hit on July 18th.
Disney's documentary "Monkey Kingdom" will open April 17th 2015.
Guy Ritche's ambitious "King Arthur" film will open July 22nd 2016.
Source: Box-Office Mojo »
- Garth Franklin
The feature adaptation of Joe Hill's Horns made its festival debut at Toronto last year, and we know the U.S. rights were picked up not long after, but we're still waiting for word on when we'll see Daniel Radcliffe and his horns on the big screen. While there's still no official word of that yet, stateside, the UK release for the film has been set for October 31, and word is, we might expect a similar timeframe for the U.S. release. Nerdist caught the Tweet announcing the October 31 release date for Horns in the U.K., after which author Joe Hill followed up with this own Tweets on the subject of the U.S. release, indicating that we might expect it to arrive in theaters "roughly the same time"... Hopefully an announcement on the Us release of Horns soon, but - no big spoiler here - expect roughly the »
Daniel Radcliffe is currently prepping for his third stint on Broadway, this time in a quirky play called The Cripple of Inishmaan, a dark 1996 comedy from Martin McDonagh. Radcliffe stars as Billy, a disabled Irish boy who has big dreams of making it in Hollywood when a documentary crew shows up to film on a nearby Irish island.
This production originally premiered in London last year at the Noel Coward Theater. The upcoming Broadway outing reunites Radcliffe with his West End cast mates, including Ingrid Craigie, Padraic Delaney, Sarah Greene, Gillian Hanna, Gary Lilburn, Conor MacNeill, Pat Shortt, and June Watson. »
- Andrea Towers
No, you're not dreaming a dream: That, indeed, is Anne Hathaway hitting the high note on a show tunes version of Kendrick Lamar's “Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe.” On Tuesday, the Oscar-winner became latest beneficiary of Jimmy Fallon's nightly quest to humble and make A-list actors more accessible to normal Americans. Lauded for her acting chops but for some reason considered a bit disconnected from audiences, Hathaway did her best to goof off and prove that she's super chill by joining the “Tonight Show” host for a spirited, Broadway revue-style performance of past and present hip hop hits. »
- Jordan Zakarin
Sam Claflin, fresh off the success of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is starring as the lead in a brand new flick from Hammer Horror, The Quiet Ones. He spoke to HeyUGuys about his career so far, how it was to be behind the camera for a change, and how much it takes to scare him…
Is there something that drew you to play Brian in The Quiet Ones?
Yeah, I mean the character himself is very similar to my understanding, and a part of me wanted to experience and play someone quite close to home, if you know what I mean. The fact that he’s a non-believer at the beginning of the film and the supernatural, but as he kind of goes along this hellish journey, he gets more involved, more curious, to the point where there’s something about him that’s drawn to it more and »
- Gary Green
Following the news from earlier today that Universal Studios Hollywood is opening their Fast & Furious: Supercharged attraction in 2015, the theme park has also announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open at the Hollywood park in 2016. Check out the first image below, then read on for more details.
It's official! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is coming to @UniStudios Hollywood in 2016! pic.twitter.com/CKb7V6qrsj
— Universal Studios (@UniStudios) April 8, 2014
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Studios Orlando in 2010. The theme park had previously confirmed that the attraction was coming to Universal Studios Hollywood, although it wasn't known exactly when until now. We reported back in January that the Orlando attraction is adding Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express.
Inspired by the magical world created by J.K. Rowling and brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter »
Some quick UK distro news has come in for Alexandre Aja's Horns (review) starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple. The flick will see its premiere across the pond on October 31st, 2014. Still no word on a domestic release.
Horns, a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery, and romance, follows Ig Perrish (Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.
This rock and roll infused dark fantasy explores why bad things happen to good people »
- Steve Barton
Horns, the adaptation of the Joe Hill novel directed by Alex Aja, has eluded us for far too long. The film made its festival debut last fall and then things went way too quiet. Shortly after its premiere in Toronto, Radius-twc acquired the movie - starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple. Today, we're learning that a UK release date has been locked in for October 31st which means a domestic debut will likely be somewhere around this time as well.
- Ryan Turek
It has been dismissed over the years as cheesy, cheap and laughable but, as has been the case on many occasions, Hammer Films have had the last laugh. They boast a back-catalogue that is to horror movies what The Rolling Stones’ discography is to rock music. Fifty-nine years after the release of their first horror movie proper (The Quatermass Xperiment), Hammer’s films have survived scrutiny and re-evaluation and have now attained National Treasure status. Moreover, in terms of sheer importance, the Hammer films were some of the most influential of the past half-century. The ripple-effect of their imitators cashing in on their success would beget the careers of some of the biggest names in Hollywood today.
And yet since 1984 Hammer has been a dormant entity, existing only in the memory: a pile of ashes, a cape and a signet ring waiting to be reanimated by the crimson, jugular discharge of some poor, »
- Cai Ross
Acquired fresh out of the Santa Barbara Film Festival by Continental Media (where it won the Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema), UK/Irish drama "Noble" tells the story of Christina Noble, founder of the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. The organization has served more than 1,000,000 underprivileged children around the world to date. The cast is lead by Deirdre O’Kane ("Moone Boy"), Brendan Coyle ("Downton Abbey"), Liam Cunningham ("Game of Thrones"), and Sarah Greene who is set to star alongside Daniel Radcliffe in Martin McDonagh’s new play, "The Cripple of Inishmaan." From her tragic childhood to a new understanding of purpose, the story of Noble herself is one of faith, drive, and independence. The film will get a theatrical release in Ireland this fall. Continental Media will be representing domestic via a dual domestic screening on April 22nd in NYC and La, and launching to international buyers at Cannes. »
- Taylor Lindsay
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.
new to stream
Tarzan: Disney’s glorious 1999 animated version, and the last film of the Disney Renaissance [my review] [at Netflix]
I caught up with…
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus: follow a humble yellow school bus as it is transformed into something joyous and defiant; it’s like discovering that your grandma has another life as a secret agent [my review] [at Netflix]
new to streaming
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Smaug is a magnificent cinematic creation… but there’s no good reason it takes so damn long to get to him [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]
new to Prime
Byzantium: acclaimed director Neil Jordan takes on vampire horror, and finds a hard-edged feminism in a new mythology of the bloodsuckers [at Amazon UK Instant Video] The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: kooky-cutesy dramedy about British pensioners who retire to India, where they can »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Telling the true story of someone's life in a film is a difficult task. The trappings of the biopic genre become glaringly apparent when filmmakers try to chronicle an entire life in a two-hour film. There are innumerable events over the course of a person’s lifespan that alter him or her, for better or worse, and humans are always undergoing change. Trying to discern which events are most important is a futile effort, and more often than not, the cradle-to-grave biopic results in a droll feature. However, when the filmmaker focuses on a constrained period of time in a person’s life and frames an entire film around that, the results can be fascinating. Such is the case with writer/director John Krokidas’ drama Kill Your Darlings, which chronicles the early college years of poet Allen Ginsberg and the beginnings of the Beat movement, using that as a springboard to explore themes of rebellion, »
- Adam Chitwood
In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Daniel Radcliffe reiterates that he won't appear as Harry Potter in "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them." Also: Kevin Feige says Marvel Studios has movie plans through 2028, Anna Kendrick will star alongside Jennifer Aniston in "Cake," ABC moves "Astronaut's Wives Club" out of summer slot, Syfy greenlights "The Wil Wheaton Project," Arcade Fire, Jack White and the Black Keys headed to Glastonbury Fest, Lady Gaga heads to Ryan Seacret's "American Top 40," and more. Catch up here: »
- HitFix Staff
Thea Sharrock, the 30-something theater director with an impressive résumé that includes directing Daniel Radcliffe in Equus, Danny DeVito in Sunshine Boys, and Tom Hiddleston in the BBC miniseries The Hollow Crown, has set her eyes on Hollywood, signing a deal this week with MGM to direct Jojo Moyes best-selling novel Me Before You.
The distinctly British novel — about Louisa Clark, a lower-class woman working a dead-end job in a small town who begins caring for former high-powered banker Will Traynor after he’s paralyzed in a car accident — is the kind of book you’ll read in a weekend. »
- Nicole Sperling
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