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Zoe Saldana may appear in glamorous gowns at numerous red carpet events, but the pregnant star revealed she hated 'girly' things as a kid. During her appearance on The Queen Latifah Show earlier today, the actress talked a bit about her childhood after sharing what she loved to dress up as for Halloween. "Every year I was a ninja," Saldana, who is expecting twin boys with husband Margo Perego, told the audience. "My little sister was a cute little bug. Every year she was either a butterfly or caterpillar or something. My mom would really have fun with my older sister and she would be either Cleopatra or Nefertiti or the rocker chick. And it's like, Zoe, what do you want to be? A ninja. It »
Director: Guillaume Canet
Running Time: 127 Minutes
Based on the 2008 French film Rivals, director Guillaume Canet recreates the familial drama in 1970s Brooklyn. With a knockout cast and New York setting Blood Ties was a promising venture, but had much to prove to admirers of the original.
Rivals prevailed in depicting a gritty crime drama that could easily be mistaken for a rediscovered 70s movie. Canet, who starred in the original, provides an unsuccessful remake. There was an expectation for more, especially with a winning cast. Unfortunately Blood Ties is a bland revision that opts for familiar formulaic clichés.
The film details the lives of two brothers, Chris (Clive Owen) and Frank (Billy Crudup). Fifty-year-old Chris has just been released from prison and younger brother Frank, a cop, reluctantly waits for him outside the gates. Frank, hopes that his brother has changed, »
- Ciham Messouki
Jennifer Lawrence wowed in white as she took to the stage at the Elle's Women in Hollywood Celebration on Monday to present an honorary award to her "Hunger Games" costar Elizabeth Banks.The actress paid homage to the late Oscar de la Renta, who died yesterday at the age of 82, donning an A-line lace dress from the famed fashion designer's Spring 2014 collection. She added some edge with a black waist-cinching belt, Christian Louboutin "Valnina" laser-cut sandals and a Rodo clutch.The event celebrated recognize women who have contributed to the world of film.Banks, Annette Bening, Brie Larson, Tina Fey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessica Lange and Jennifer Garner were all honored, as well as Zoe Saldana, who was Mia. Garner looked radiant on the red carpet in a short-sleeved purple dress with a drop waist. Ben Affleck's other half paired her fun frock with David Yurman jewels, tousled waves and a nude lip. »
- tooFab Staff
With the recent news that Awesome Mix Vol. 1 would be released on special edition cassette next month and Guardians of the Galaxy becoming the third highest grossing Marvel movie (as well as the highest grossing domestic release of 2014), it must be pretty good to be James Gunn right now.
But how is he celebrating the success? By writing the sequel…
“I spent all day on August 1st, the day the first movie was released, writing Guardians 2,” he told Variety. “I was so excited about it and I was finally able to let go of the last one and begin the second one. I always saw this as a universe, not just as one story.”
He also gave a scoop on what we can expect from Guardians of the Galaxy 2, “It’s going to be a really surprising open. What happens is all the characters are killed in the first 10 minutes, »
- Luke Owen
Ice Cube returned to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday, and once again he demonstrated his ability to turn even the most wholesome of statements into intimidating bursts of anger. See photos: Party Report in Pictures: Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Stewart and SNL's Week Off (Photos) Kimmel read his guest lines like, “Rainbows are majestic visions that remind us how beautiful life truly is,” and waited for the former N.W.A rapper to repeat them in signature tough-guy fashion. “Baby spinach” never sounded so dangerous. See video: Channing Tatum, Diego Luna Vie for Zoe Saldana's Heart in »
- Greg Gilman
Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez; Screenwriters: Jorge R. Gutierrez, Douglas Langdale; Starring: Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube; Running time: 95 mins; Certificate: U
Mexican mythology provides the inspiration for The Book of Life, a sunny and spirited animation that's as much about what happens after we leave this mortal coil. Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana and Diego Luna lend their voices, each in the corner of a love triangle that spans three beautifully realised worlds: the Land of the Living, the Land of the Remembered and the Land of the Forgotten.
At the centre of some cosmic turbulence is Manolo (Luna), the son of a bullfighter who is expected to follow in dad's footsteps, but Manolo would rather play his guitar and serenade the town beauty Maria (Saldana). Rivalling him for Maria's affections is best pal Joaquin (Tatum), a bit of a blowhard who »
First up he confirmed that all five of the main characters will be back with actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel all slated to return. Joining them will be a number of unspecified characters from the first movie and a few new characters as well, and Gunn says "fans may see the team adding members."
In terms of writing the sequel, Gunn says: "I spent all day on Aug. 1, the day the first movie was released, writing Guardians. I was so excited about it and I was finally able to let go of the last one and begin the second one. I always saw this as a universe, not just as one story."
The director teased alternate version of »
- Garth Franklin
Oscar de la Renta, famed fashion designer, died on Monday evening at the age of 82, surrounded by friends and family in his Connecticut home.
Rip Oscar de la Renta
Stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen, who serves as executive VP of Oscar de la Renta LLC, and her husband and CEO Alex Bolen released a statement Tuesday, honoring the late fashion icon. “He died exactly as he lived: with tremendous grace, great dignity and very much on his own terms,” they wrote.
The two promised to carry on the business in honor of de la Renta, but did not reveal the fashion designer’s cause of death: “Oscar’s hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company. All that we have done, and all that we will do, is informed by his values and his spirit. Through Oscar’s example, we know the way forward. »
A week before Guardians of the Galaxy opened in theaters, en route to becoming the biggest movie of 2014 so far with over $372 million, writer-director James Gunn signed on to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The filmmaker teased new details about the sequel, including the possibility of new characters, during Variety's Entertainment and Technology Summit, where he joked about how the sequel will open.
"It's going to be a really surprising open. What happens is all the characters are killed in the first 10 minutes. In really horribly brutal fashion."
While there isn't a direct quote from James Gunn, the director does tease "fans may see the team adding members."
The writer-director confirmed that all five of the main characters, played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, will be back, along with a number of unspecified characters from the first movie and a few new characters as well. »
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- April Neale
Final Update, 1:32 Pm: Fury ended the weekend at $23.7M for Sony and Qed, so it underperformed all the tracking (gee what a surprise), social media metrics, and expectations just a little. But it will likely still make money all in after its domestic, international and home entertainment run. I understand that there were significant profit participations on this one. Fox and Reel FX’s The Book Of Life closed the weekend on the high end of our estimate with $17M and will have some playtime again over the next two weekends as no new offerings are in the family zone until Big Hero 6 bows from Disney on November 7. The other newbie, Relativity’s The Best Of Me, was soft with $10M. Gone Girl is now sitting pretty at $106.7M after three weeks in release for Fox and New Regency.
The more exciting news was really in the specialty »
- Anita Busch
The Independent Feature Project's Ifp Festival Forum has become the latest group to protest possible cuts in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ grant programs, sending a letter to the AMPAS Board of Governors asking the Academy to continue its grants and recognize “the critical role of festivals.” See photos: Zoe Saldana, Michelle Monaghan, Oscar-Winning Designers Mingle at Academy's Hollywood Costume Gala (Photos) As TheWrap reported exclusively on Oct. 9, the Academy has halted almost all of its educational, grant and internship programs and is considering cutting back or eliminating programs as it gears up to break ground on its. »
- Steve Pond
The most kick-ass heroine of the year? Guardians of the Galaxy's, Gamora, obviously. So no offense to Wonder Woman and Batgirl but this Halloween we're going with Zoe Saldana's universe-saving assassin. Now costume-wise, Gamora isn't that complicated. Any black, skin-tight leather ensemble should do. It's the makeup that's going to take a bit of effort. You see unlike a wicked witch you can't just spread green paint over your face and call it a day. To truly recreate the Marvel character, you've got to get the details right. And to do just that we had Mac Cosmetics senior makeup artist Caroline Donnelly film a step-by-step guide. The process? Surprisingly »
Blood Ties, 2014.
Directed by Guillaume Canet.
Two brothers – one a cop, the other a con – discover that not everything is black and white when it comes to family loyalty.
Coming from the same place as Goodfellas and Carlito’s Way, Blood Ties is a crime drama set against the backdrop of 1970s New York and centres around the relationship between brothers Chris and Frank Pierzynski. Chris (Clive Owen) has served nine years for murder when he is released on the condition that he can get a job and go straight. His younger brother Frank (Billy Crudup) is a detective in the NYPD and sets him up with a job and a place to live but old habits die hard and Chris returns to his old ways to make ends meet. »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel Studios’ space opera Guardians of the Galaxy continues to do well in China, and has now become Marvel’s third highest-grossing film behind The Avengers and Iron Man 3, surpassing this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier at the worldwide box office.
Guardians has now grossed $733 million worldwide, placing it in fourth place at the 2014 box office, behind X-Men: Days of Future Past, Maleficent and Transformers: Age of Extinction. It definitely stands a chance now of passing both Days of Future Past and Maleficent, which have grossed $746M and $757M domestically.
So much for the titular group of outlaws-turned-heroes being a “risky” bet for the studio, eh?
Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, »
- James Garcia
Now in theaters is Jorge Gutierrez‘s charming and visually stunning tribute to Dia de los Muertos, The Book of Life. The animated feature depicts Gutierrez’s vision of the afterlife in which the celebrated and beloved spend eternity in the Land of the Remembered, ruled over by the beautiful and kind-hearted La Muerte (Kate del Castillo), while the souls beyond remembrance languish under the rule of the trickster Xibalba (Ron Perlman) in the Land of the Forgotten. The film’s events are set into motion when the deities place a wager on the romantic fate of three childhood friends – should Maria (Zoe Saldana) choose to marry Manolo (Diego Luna), a good-natured musician, Xibalba will stop meddling in human affairs, but if she marries the rakish warrior Joaquin (Channing Tatum), Xibabla will take over as ruler of The Land of Remembered. I recently sat down with Diego Luna and Zoe Saldana »
- Haleigh Foutch
Gorgeous and powerful. Ahead of Elle's annual Women in Hollywood Awards next week, the magazine has revealed its glossy covers featuring Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Lange, Annette Bening, Brie Larson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Each actress will grace her own separate cover for the November issue, which honors their contributions to the world of film both on camera and behind the scenes. The coveted issue also will honor Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey, and Zoe Saldana. American Horror Story star Lange is this year's L'Oreal Paris Legend Award winner, while Larson [...] »
Brad Pitt’s World War II tank thriller Fury blew away the competition in its Friday debut, racking up $8.8 million at the box office and handily ending Gone Girl’s two-week run as the No. 1 movie in the country. The animated kids’ flick The Book of Life, meanwhile, showed a strong pulse in its first day in wide release, tallying $4.9 million. And the adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ romantic tearjerker The Best of Me opened to a lackluster $4.1 million Friday, on track to come up short of pre-release expectations for its opening weekend. Fury rolls into multiplexes with an A- Cinemascore »
- Chris Lee
Pregnant celebrities - Zoe Saldana's due date has been revealed - the mom to be will give birth in eight weeks. The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actress - who is expecting twin boys with husband Marco Perego - is ''feeling great'' but constantly hungry. She said: ''I still have a ways to go. We have maybe eight more weeks or something. I feel great. ''I'm hungry all the time! I have to say, nothing makes me happier than to see a pregnant woman eat. Especially in La!'' Tucking into a food tray provided by 'Late, Late Show' host Craig Ferguson, the 36-year-old beauty insisted she hadn't experienced any cravings during her pregnancy but had found food tastes better than ever. She told the presenter: ''You'd be surprised -- I'm just hungry. It feels good. Food just tastes so delicious. It really does. It's really good. You trick yourself, »
“Fury” opened to No. 1 at the U.S. box office on Friday — ahead of two-time champ “Gone Girl” and newcomer “The Book of Life” — with $8.8 million. This includes $1.2 million from Thursday night showings. The tank tale looks to haul $25 million in its debut weekend.
Pitt stars as an army sergeant who commands a Sherman tank and a five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines in Germany during the end of WWII. This is a record opening for director David Ayer, who wrote and directed 2012’s “End of Watch” and scripted “Training Day.” The movie also stars Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Peña.
Aside from Pitt’s star power, the $68 million production — backed by Columbia Pictures in association with Qed Intl. and LStar Capital — has the critics on its side, earning 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Maane Khatchatourian
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