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Life outside of Hogwarts has been very different for the Harry Potter stars. It has been challenging for many of them to maintain a normal, or normal-lish life after growing up in the spotlight and helping to bring a $7.7 billion movie franchise to life. Some battled personal turmoil during and after filming. Others struggled to find other acting work. But some also became even more famous. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter): In a 2011 interview with GQ magazine, the actor revealed that when he was 18 and filming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film in the eight-part series, he had an alcohol problem. "I became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy »
Swiss Army Man, a 2016 comedy-drama film directed by Daniel Kwan starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano, is not a movie for everyone. But for those who do appreciate it, it is a wondrous piece of art. ‘Swiss Army Man’ BluRay Review The film opens with Hank (Dano), a man stranded on an island, as Hank is […]
The post ‘Swiss Army Man’ BluRay Review: Not For Everyone, But A Gloriously Affecting Film appeared first on uInterview. »
- Kate Chia
One of this year's biggest movies is just one month away, with Disney's Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters on March 17. Before this blockbuster-to-be arrives though, a hilarious mashup video has surfaced. It's essentially the Beauty and the Beast trailer featuring Emma Watson as Belle, with the iconic beast, played by Dan Stevens, nowhere to be found. Taking the Beast's place, through some inventive editing, is none other than Ralph Fiennes' Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter franchise. This hilarious recut portrays this odd couple as a match made in heaven, and it actually meshes with the real trailer quite nicely.
The video comes courtesy of YouTube channel Pistol Shrimps, which carefully drops Voldemort in place of The Beast, and the result is perfect. Before Emma Watson signed on to play the iconic Belle, she spent a decade playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, actually fighting Voldemort »
As Daniel Radcliffe appears in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Tom Stoppard remembers the dandy who wrote it 50 years ago, picks his favourite play – and reveals why he’s less interested in dazzling audiences than making them cry
No one seems to have informed Tom Stoppard that he is shortly to turn 80, and could by rights be slowing down. Last autumn he delivered the script of a film adaptation of A Christmas Carol for director Bennett Miller, then helped rehearse a revival of his comedy Travesties at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London, directed by Patrick Marber. After that, he decamped to the Us to shepherd his most recent work, The Hard Problem, on stage in San Francisco. This month, just as Travesties transfers to the West End, a starry 50th-anniversary production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead opens at the Old Vic, with the playwright, as ever, paying obsessive attention.
- Andrew Dickson
Rapper/marijuana mogul Berner has hired Daniel Ragussis, writer/director of “Imperium,” to direct the upcoming crime thriller “Packs” about the rise of “designer” marijuana, Variety has learned exclusively.
Francisco Ordoñez will write the screenplay based on a story by Berner, also known as Gilbert Milam, Jr. Berner will be financing the development and production of the film through his company, Bigger Business Entertainment.
The film tells the story of the rise of powerful designer marijuana across state lines in a multi-million dollar illegal drug trade that transformed the marijuana experience in America during the past decade. Berner become a marijuana industry entrepreneur with his own medical marijuana dispensaries such as Cookies Sf, Collective Efforts, and H2C Cookies 707.
“We made whole markets go from buying Mexican weed for $40/ounce to buying Cali shit for $400/ounce,” Berner said. “It was like the coke wave of the ’70s and ’80s, and »
- Dave McNary
Will he, won’t he? For the past several years, Daniel Radcliffe has been asked time and again if he’d ever consider playing the character Harry Potter again. While Harry Potter’s tale is done being told, as time goes on, it seems more of a matter of when we’ll see another film, rather than if. Author J.K. Rowling continues to show an eagerness to return to the world she created — as evidenced by her involvement as screenwriter of the Fantastic Beasts movies, which are set decades prior in the same world.
In addition to the Fantastic Beasts, however, there is also the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which, while not written by Rowling herself, is coined as “the eighth story” in the Harry Potter world. I’ll let you decide whether or not that story actually lives up to the name of the franchise, »
- Joseph Medina
Let the Harry Potter revival rumors start to fly! Despite stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson moving on from Harry Potter into their own successful careers, Radcliffe admitted recently that if there were talks about a Harry Potter revival he would of course consider it. While I have no idea what Rupert Grint is up to I have a sneaky suspicion that he would actually pay the franchise to reprise his role. As far as Watson, there’s no word from her. According to The Telegraph, Radcliffe discussed his possible reprisal of The Boy Who Lived on “Good Morning Britain” Wednesday.
Danielle Radcliffe Says He Would Consider a Harry Potter Return »
- Nat Berman
It could be argued that out of the three main Harry Potter stars, Daniel Radcliffe has done the best for himself since the iconic franchise came to an end. Rupert Grint has all but dropped off the map, and while Emma Watson continues to impress and will soon be seen in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, it’s Radcliffe who’s excelled the furthest, continuing to tackle roles that are lightyears away from the Boy Who Lived.
Of course, this by no means indicates that we wouldn’t love to see him one day return to the role that made him a household name. And while there are no set plans for such a thing just yet, we wouldn’t rule it out. After all, there have been enough rumors in recent years that Warner Bros. is eyeing an adaptation of stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child »
- Josh Wilding
The Harry Potter movies are still favorites of ours (evidence here), so it's exciting to see how the stars, especially the young students of Hogwarts, have grown up and moved on with their careers. While not everyone has chosen to keep acting, lots of them have thrown themselves into post-Potter projects. Yes, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson are doing high-profile stuff, but did you know that there are Game of Thrones and Star Wars cast members? Check in with everyone now! Related:The 14 Types of Harry Potter FansAll the Magical Harry Potter Reunions You May Have Missed10 Fascinating Facts About the Harry Potter Movies »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
Think having a famous face is the key to a fruitful dating life? Guess again. Scoring a high-profile film role or having legions of Instagram followers doesn’t necessarily lead to special treatment from Cupid – although if it did, we’d bet a slew of Hollywood A-listers would be set for life on the relationship front.
“I have to be so psychologically strong about not letting other people’s interpretations about my life affect my life. A relationship exists between two people. »
- Lydia Price
Projects participated in the Nordic festival’s works in progress event.
Ruben Ostlund got buyers and festival programmers hopping with excitement in Goteborg as he presented the first footage from his forthcoming fifth feature The Square during the festival’s work in progress pitches.
Ostlund screened about seven minutes from one scene of the new film, during which a controversial performance artist (played by Terry Notary) makes guests at a black-tie art gala very uncomfortable. “You know I love awkward situations,” the director said.
Goteborg’s audience of industry experts commented that they were impressed by the confidence of the unnerving scene, which showed Ostlund working on a bigger scale even than his last hit, Force Majeure.
At a festival session later for the public, Ostlund previewed a second clip from the film, in which a museum director (Claes Bang) delivers a self-centered video apology to a boy he had accused of being a thief.
Another high-profile »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
Adam Schroeder, whose producing credits include “Chronicle” and “Sleepy Hollow,” will produce under his Adam Schroeder Entertainment banner alongside Rob Paris (“The Blackcoat’s Daughter”) of Paris Film. Highland Film Group will handle international sales, and introduce to buyers next week at the Berlin Film Festival. UTA Independent will rep the U.S. rights.
Russell will portray a star athlete who undergoes an experimental surgery that permanently attaches a cutting-edge bionic arm and leg to his body after he loses his own in a car accident. But when he realizes the advanced intelligent prosthetics may have a destructive mind of their own, he begins a desperate fight to save himself and everyone around him.
“We’re going to explore the most current and innovative science and technology in this film, »
- Dave McNary
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Despite a loose script that justifies little, Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up feature to his glorious melodrama I Am Love is a sweaty, kinetic, dangerously unpredictable ride of a film. One is frustrated by the final stroke of genius that never came, but boy was it fun to spend two hours inside such a whirlwind of desires, mind games, delirious sights and sounds. »
- The Film Stage
When you’ve worked with Martin Scorsese at the age of 13, there might not be very far you can go as an actor, but Asa Butterfield--who turns 20 in a couple months—has continued to have a thriving career since Hugo. (Maybe that’s because, like Daniel Radcliffe, he was discovered by Harry Potter producer David Heyman for a film called The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.)
Butterfield went on to star in the movie based on Orson Scott Card’ novel Ender’s Game and in Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children last year, and he’s back in the sci-fi realm for The Space Between Us.
In the movie, Butterfield plays Gardner Elliot, the first human born on Mars, who comes to earth to meet up with his online pen-pal “Tulsa” (Britt Robertson) and try to find out who his real father is. It’s »
- Edward Douglas
Despite the fact that there are no actual Harry Potter movies on the way, it is actually a really good time to be a fan of the wizarding world that J.K. Rowling created. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is continuing the franchise, with a sequel on the way next year and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child transported fans back to the world with the characters they know and love in the form of a stage play. Or, at least the transcript of a stage play. But with that, there has been some talk of that story perhaps being done as a movie some day. If that does happen, or if any other Harry Potter movies happen, Tom Felton probably doesn't want to return as Draco Malfoy.
John Hurt‘s passing has left behind another hole in the heart of Hollywood, but his roles will live on forever.
Midnight Express (1978)
Hurt’s turn as Max in this classic film earned him his first Academy Award nomination for his portrayal as a heroin addict imprisoned in a Turkish jail.
- Alexia Fernandez
The Wizarding World is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in a big way this year with today's announcement that all eight Harry Potter films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint will be getting the 4K Blu-ray treatment.
Warner Bros. is releasing the Harry Potter 4K Blu-rays in two separate waves. The first wave drops March 28th and includes Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Wave 2 is scheduled for an unannounced release date later this year and includes Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
You might be wondering why the last four films are coming before the first four. The best we »
Welcome to an all-new feature, exclusive to Lrm: The Rumor Report Card.
For this recurring feature, I'll take a look at the week's biggest rumors, analyze them, break them down a bit, and then let you know whether or not you should believe them. Since there's constantly so much floating around out there and it can be hard to sift through what's real and what's shaky, I figured you could use the input of someone who's been dealing with this stuff every day for several years.
We'll be using the Bochinche Scale to grade these rumors. "Bochinche" is a Spanish slang term that means "gossip." The higher the grade, the more likely you should pay attention to this Bochinche; The lower the grade, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Despite the fact that Warner Bros. is currently expanding J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World with the five-film Fantastic Beasts franchise, rumours continue to persist that the studio is prepping an adaptation of the hit stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Back in August, it was reported – and subsequently denied – that Warner Bros. planned to approach Daniel Radcliffe for a return as Harry in a Cursed Child trilogy, and now the rumour has reared its head once again, with talk that the studio has already held talks with Radliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, hoping to do a “Harry Potter: The Force Awakens” reunion.
Well, not so, according to J.K. Rowling, who posted the following on Twitter…
This. Is. Not. True. pic.twitter.com/BAzuKJiCOO
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 20, 2017
Expect the rumour to keep popping up every year or so until Warner Bros. decides it is time »
- Gary Collinson
I know a lot of people are looking for reasons to be cheerful today, but there is No Truth to the rumour about a #CursedChild movie trilogy!
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 20, 2017
So there you have it. That's not to say this couldn't happen down the line, but as it stands, there are no current plans to do this.
It's always funny to see ideas you once kicked around suddenly become a reality...
Several months ago, while everyone was talking about the recent opening of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child in London's Palace Theater and the impending arrival of the cinematic spinoff of J.K. Rowling's magical wizarding world Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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