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Cate Blanchett to be honoured at the Museum of Modern Art's Film Benefit on November 17 in New York. The star appeared at the Cannes Film Festival with Rooney Mara for the world premiere of Todd Haynes' Carol, screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price Of Salt. Cinematography is by Edward Lachman and music by Carter Burwell.
The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film Rajendra Roy said "Cate Blanchett has the kind of talent that inspires others to deliver their best work, challenges the field to be more fully engaged with women artists and audiences, and propels cinema forward with intelligence and grace. »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
We've all heard plenty about Captain America: Civil War, which will kick off Phase Three, but what of the movie that will follow in its sizable footsteps?
Below, Digital Spy rounds up everything we know so far about Doctor Strange.
When's it out?
Doctor Strange is scheduled for release on October 28, 2016 in the UK, and a week later in the Us on November 4. Principal photography is due to start in November in London.
The release date has already been pushed back from the formerly announced July slot, presumably to accommodate the star's notoriously packed schedule.
What's it about?
This inaugural edition of The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema – mainly the new Star Wars Universe reports, details on Jurassic World 2, the first image from Wolverine 3, Tom Cruise going sequel crazy and a whole load of superhero stuff.
Here’s a brief peak behind the movie news site business’ cinema drapes – any articles with the words ‘Star Wars‘ in the title tend to get tonnes of page views. That’s why some sites make up headlines. Whether that includes this latest Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One rumour about Felicity Jones’ character being the daughter of one of the series’ most famous villains, or whether Lucasfilm are working on three live-action Star Wars series for Netflix, this column couldn’t possibly say (for more news from a galaxy far, far away, check out The Week in Star Wars). It can, however, say this:
Every once in a while, »
- Oli Davis
Of all the comedians in Trainwreck, you might find it surprising that LeBron James steals every scene he's in. As it turns out, he's even funnier in the scenes that were left on the cutting room floor. The blooper reel also stars Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton (yes, that's her) and a lot of Nsfw jokes. Seriously, watch this at home. »
Outtakes in Judd Apatow movies are usually a scream, and the cut footage from "Trainwreck" is no exception. Check out Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Bayer, and LeBron Hames throwing down seven or eight ad-libs per scene. I think my favorite part is the disgusting article idea Bayer pitches to Tilda -- but LeBron's Cleveland ode comes close. »
- Louis Virtel
Warning: The video above features nudity and explicit language. If you thought Trainwreck was funny, you'll think the outtakes are hilarious! Two weeks after the Universal Pictures comedy was released, the studio released a "Line-o-Rama" featurette that shows Amy Schumer, LeBron James, Tilda Swinton and more stars trying out variations of scripted lines. And nearly every time, the actors make Bill Hader break character and laugh out loud. To be fair, Schumer and James get the giggles, too. In the film's opening scene, Schumer's character brings a guy home and pretends to be impressed by his manhood. "That's not a dick! That's a continent!" she lies. In another »
This year's Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, Idris Elba at war and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, as well as potentially awards-worthy performances from Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Organizers announced a 21-strong competition lineup Wednesday for the festival, which takes over the Italian maritime city's Lido island for 11 days in September.
It includes Drake Doremus' futuristic Equals, with Stewart and Nicholas Hoult; Luca Guadagnino's A Bigger Splash, with Swinton, Johnson and Ralph Fiennes; and Cary Fukunaga's African child-soldier story Beasts of No Nation, starring Elba.
Competition for the top Golden Lion prize also includes Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's animated featureAnomalisa; musician Laurie Anderson's Heart of a Dog; and The Danish Girl, from The King's Speech directorTom Hooper, which stars 2014 Oscar-winner Redmayne as a transgender woman in the 1920s. »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
Related: Venice film festival 2015: full lineup
The late-summer scrap for high-prestige premieres and awards-friendly titles between the Toronto, Telluride and Venice film festivals has become a highlight of the film industry calendar. A few years ago it looked as if Toronto, with its proximity to lucrative North American markets and shortish skip by private jet from Burbank airport, was comprehensively outpunching its more venerable Italian rival, while it also declared battle on the Colorado weekender. However, in recent editions, Venice has asserted itself, giving a platform to Birdman last year, and Gravity the year before that, to re-establish itself as a powerful presence on the film festival circuit.
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- Andrew Pulver
The Mean Girls actor is being courted by the Disney-owned studio for an unspecified role, though it’s not clear if she has yet received an offer. McAdams, 36, would join a stellar cast which also features Tilda Swinton as mentor the Ancient One, and 12 Years a Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor as sorcerous nobleman Baron Mordo. The actor confirmed she was in talks but told the La Times: “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all.”
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- Ben Child
The 72nd annual Venice Film Festival announced its lineup on Wednesday, with a mixture of international auteurs and big Hollywood stars. Films booked for the festival include Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” starring Eddie Redmayne as an early subject of male-to-female gender reassignment surgery; Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s “A Bigger Splash,” with Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson and Atom Egoyan’s “Remember,” with Christopher Plummer as a Holocaust survivor looking to track down the guard who killed his family. Main competition titles in Venice include Drake Doremus’ “Equals,” with Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult; Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight, »
- Steve Pond
Among the highlights of the lineup for the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (September 2 through 12) are a new feature by Laurie Anderson, Heart of a Dog; a new short by Martin Scorsese, The Audition; Luca Guadagnino's A Bigger Splash with Tilda Swinton; Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's stop motion animation, Anomalisa; Aleksandr Sokurov's Francofonia; Tsai Ming-liang's Afternoon; Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow's documentary entitled simply De Palma; and Sergei Loznitsa's The Event. We're gathering notes on and trailers for the full roster. » - David Hudson »
Some of the most anticipated movies of the Fall will make their debut at the four major festivals that annual suck up the movie world's attention during a five-week period beginning in September. The New York Film Festival has already revealed that "The Walk," "Steve Jobs" and "Miles Away" will be its major galas. The 40th Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of selections on Tuesday giving away many of the "secret" premieres at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend. Earlier this month Venice announced it would open with Universal Pictures' "Everest" and debut Scott Cooper's "Black Mass" with Johnny Depp out of competition. Now, the festival has unveiled a majority of its slate with some very exciting surprises. The biggest news is that Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" will have its world premiere in Venice. The highly anticipated drama has already generated »
- Gregory Ellwood
Earlier this month, we reported that actress Rachel McAdams is being eyed for the female lead in Marvel's Doctor Strange. Naturally, there were no details given about what character she may be playing in that report, but some cryptic comments from earlier today could offer a hint at who she's playing: the Night Nurse. When asked if there have been any conflicts with the Marvel movie side, Marvel's Daredevil producer Steven S. DeKnight revealed that Rosario Dawson's character was changed from Linda Carter to Claire Temple, because the McU had "plans" for Carter.
"The feature side had plans for her down the road so that was the only time we ran into a conflict. So we just used another name."
'Everest' 2015, with Jake Gyllenhaal at the Venice Film Festival. What global warming? Venice Film Festival 2015 jury: Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón president The 2015 Venice Film Festival, to be held Sept. 2–12, has announced the members of its three main juries: Venezia 72, Horizons, and the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film. In case you're wondering, “Why Venezia 72”? Well, the simple answer is that this is the 72nd edition of the festival. Looking at the lists below, you'll notice that, as usual, Europeans dominate the award juries. The only two countries from the Americas represented are the U.S. and Mexico, and here and there you'll find a sprinkling of Asian film talent. Golden Lion jury The Golden Lion – Venezia 72 Competition – jury is comprised by the following: Jury President Alfonso Cuarón, the first Mexican national to take home the Best Director Academy Award (for the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney »
- Anna Robinson
The actress is in early talks to join Cumberbatch in "Doctor Strange," as she revealed in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
"It's still super-early days, and I don't know where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all," she said, adding that she's not a "comic book snob."
Her quotes are part of an article about her somewhat-unconventional movie career. After major hits like "The Notebook" and "Mean Girls," McAdams was anointed by some as Hollywood's next Julia Roberts. Instead, she's balanced big studio movies like "Sherlock Holmes" with Woody Allen movies ("Midnight in Paris") and small indies ("About Time"). Now, she's currently starring in HBO's "True Detective."
If she does jump on board "Doctor Strange," due out in November 2016, the »
- Kelly Woo
Rachel McAdams has confirmed she is in talks to star in 'Doctor Strange'. The 36-year-old actress was reported to be the front runner to play the female lead in the Marvel movie opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, who will portray the titular superhero. Now McAdams has confirmed negotiations are ongoing about her joining the blockbuster and she's interested in the role. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times newspaper, she said: ''It's still super-early days, and I don't know where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all.'' McAdams isn't concerned about the film's outlandish plot because she's not a ''comic book snob''. Other stars rumoured to be set for roles in the movie include Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton, who is due to play The Ancient One. The film centres around young neurosurgeon Stephen Vincent Strange - played by 38-year-old Cumberbatch - who becomes the Sorcerer Supreme, »
She’s been rumoured as a potential Doctor Strange cast member for a while, but Rachel McAdams snuck confirmation that she’s at least talking to Marvel during an interview with the La Times a couple of days ago.With filming due to kick off in November, director Scott Derrickson has been gathering the people he needs in front of the camera, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, Tilda Swinton a great, if controversial choice to play his teacher in the mystic arts, the Ancient One, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as rival Baron Mordo. As for McAdams, the actress says, "It's still super-early days, and I don't know where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all." If she does sign on, there’s a chance she’ll be Clea, a student of Strange’s and someone who becomes both important to him and can manipulate the mystical »
It looks like Marvel wants Rachel McAdams for “Doctor Strange.” Sources tell Variety that McAdams is the choice to land the female lead opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” although it’s currently unknown if an offer is in hand.
Heroic Hollywood first reported the news earlier this month, and McAdams confirmed to the L.A. Times that she was talking to the studio about the role. “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all,” she said.
Cumberbatch will play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics vets Stan Lee and Steve Ditko co-created the character in 1963.
- Justin Kroll
The actress recently hinted that she is in discussions to board director Scott Derrickson's entry into the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"It's still super-early days, and I don't know where that's gonna go, if it's gonna go anywhere at all," she hinted to the La Times.
"I try to shut out ideas about why you should do things," she explained. "Trying to do good architecture and really designing a career?
"There's some attention to be paid to that, but I don't think it's everything."
The performance of an actor playing a villainous role can sometimes be the most interesting part of the film. This is an in-depth look at some of those performances which were awarded with an Oscar.
To get a good character in film, you have to develop that character. The audience needs to see the world through their eyes in order to understand their perspective and motivations. This is especially true with villains, which are arguably more difficult to develop than a traditional protagonist. Often times villains are given the short end of the characterization stick in any given film, which makes sense. It’s not easy making an action that could hurt or harm other people seem logical, so many films don’t put much effort into it. The audience recognizes a villain when they see one, and they know he is bad because of his actions, no matter how questionable they may be. »
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