1-20 of 159 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
If you haven't heard of Luke Evans yet, allow us to introduce your next celebrity crush. Not only is the 37-year-old Welsh actor playing Gaston opposite Emma Watson in Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast film, but he's also starring in the highly anticipated book-to-movie adaptation of The Girl on the Train. And if you think you recognize him, that's because he's made past appearances in movies like Fast & Furious 6 and Dracula Untold. If his piercing eyes don't grab your attention, then his incredible singing voice definitely will. Keep scrolling for some of his hottest pictures over the years, and get ready to start hard-core crushing. »
- Kelsie Gibson
The Oscar winner, who heads an organization on gender in media, discussed with Emma Watson about lack of opportunity for female actors in Hollywood
Famed for her role in feminist road movie Thelma and Louise, the actor is also head of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, an organization dedicated to improving gender balance in the entertainment industry.
Continue reading »
- Nigel M Smith
In a new feature in Interview Magazine, Thema & Louise star Geena Davis sat down with Emma Watson to talk about one subject they are both passionate about: feminism. In the candid chat, the two discussed when they first noticed the lack of female roles in the film industry. Davis, 60, explained that while watching TV with her then-preschool daughter she noticed that there were far more male characters than there were female. When she started widening her scope, she noticed a similar problem among mainstream Hollywood films. "The world is missing female characters. A lot of times there is one female character, »
- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3
Disney is turning more of its classic stories and characters live.
The studio announced it is making nine new live-action films, following the tremendous success of "The Jungle Book," which followed the success of "Cinderella" and "Maleficent." The new projects join the upcoming "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (opening May 27) and Emma Watson's "Beauty and the Beast" (opening March 2017).
The slate boasts a slew of A-list stars, including Emma Stone in "Cruella," Dwayne Johnson in "Jungle Cruise," Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in a "Mary Poppins" sequel, and Reese Witherspoon in "Tinkerbell."
There's also "Maleficent 2," with Angelina Jolie reprising her role; "Dumbo," directed by Tim Burton; "A Wrinkle in Time," directed by Ava DuVernay; "The Nutcracker and Four Realms," directed by Lasse Hallstrom; and "The Jungle Book 2."
None of the newly-announced movies have release dates as of yet.
Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. »
- Kelly Woo
It's the small decisions along the way that shape major successes - and Harry Potter had lots of potential turning points...
Spanning a series of books, films, merchandising prospects, an amusement park and - soon - a spin-off film and West End show, Harry Potter is one of the most iconic franchises in the history of fandom.
But things could have been very, very different…
Spoilers lie ahead for the Harry Potter series.
It’s been well-documented that J K Rowling struggled to get her first book published.
Almost a dozen houses, including Penguin, TransWorld and Harper Collins, rejected Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone outright.
When a first chapter arrived at Bloomsbury Publishing, it was destined to remain in the slush pile until its curious black binding caught the eye of a lowly assistant. On a whim, »
“The Jungle Book” dominated the weekend box office, grossing a massive $103.6 million, and extending the Walt Disney Company’s success in transforming its animated classics into live action hits.
The debut for the Rudyard Kipling adaptation ranks as the second biggest April opening in history, behind only “Furious 7’s” $147.2 million launch. With “Cinderella,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent,” and now “The Jungle Book,” this strategy of revitalizing fairy tales has become a virtual brand onto itself. One that nearly rivals Disney’s Marvel, Pixar, and LucasFilm projects.
The studio will continue to mine its library; “Beauty and the Beast” with Emma Watson hits theaters on March 17, 2017, and new versions of “Cruella De Ville” and “Dumbo” are in the works. With “Star Wars,” “The Avengers,” animated films, and now fairy tales in its arsenal, Disney has left the rest of the Hollywood studios punching up.
“They’re on another playing field »
- Brent Lang
We're here to tell you what you should really already know: Emma Watson is amazing. Even celebrities lose their sh*t around her. It's been more than a decade since we first laid eyes on Emma in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and since then, she's become so much more than just Hermione Granger. We've watched her grow into a beautiful woman who is bursting with talent, glowing with laughter, and totally an Ivy League graduate. She might have ejected herself from the wizarding world, but there's only one word that perfectly captures Emma: magic. Keep reading to see all the reasons she has us spellbound. »
- Ryan Roschke
Today marks Emma Watson's 26th birthday, and while we cherish her for so many reasons—like her intelligence, her dedication to feminism and her superb acting talents—we want to take a moment to highlight something that's also always made her stand out: her supreme sense of style. From mixing-and-matching glamour with grunge, opting for unique colors or patterns or simply daring to be different, the actress has developed as brilliantly rebellious fashion taste that we simply adore. For example, the crimson Christian Dior Couture gown-and-pants ensemble she rocked at the 2014 Golden Globes will go down in history as one of our favorite looks of all time. Then there's her wild Balenciaga »
So you think you're the biggest fan of Emma Watson Hermione Granger in Harry Potter? Get in line behind a handful of celebrities. There's something for everyone to love about this brunette bombshell, whether you are in awe of her gorgeous transformation over the years, believe she's real-life magic, or are totally here for her unapologetic feminist perspective. And that merely begins to explain why we'd all go nuts if we met her. Read on for totally normal examples of Emma's power, brought to you by celebrities who came face to face with her beauty. »
- Nick Maslow
Emma Watson's first taste of fame came with the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2001. Fifteen years later, the actress is barely recognizable as the cute kid who won our hearts as Hermione Granger. We've watched Emma grow into a dignified, well-spoken, smart young woman who uses her fame for more than just freebies. From appearances on the red carpet to appearances at the United Nations, we just can't keep our eyes off this woman. Keep reading to take a look back at Emma's life in the spotlight! »
- Gemma Cartwright
Colonia is a romance/thriller starring Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl as a young couple caught up in the 1973 Chilean military coup, when General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the democratically-elected but left-leaning Allende government. The event launched a period of harsh repression during which thousands of people were “disappeared,” and torture and murder of suspected dissidents was common, a time that still haunts Chileans today. One of the dictator’s favor places for those interrogations was a remote compound occupied a shadowy religious cult with reported neo-Nazi leanings, known as Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Colony), whose leader Paul Schafer was an influential supporter of Pinochet.
This is real history and it sounds like a great premise for a gripping historical/political drama but Colonia fails to capitalize on that potential. Instead, we get a fitful thriller that focuses more on a romance between the lead characters and less on the history. With »
- Cate Marquis
“Inspired by true events,” can mean a lot of different things in the movie game, and in the case of Colonia, it seems to be working almost a horror-film spin on the idea. There is a country called Chile. 1973 saw a military coup there, and a place called Colonia Dignidad was a cult compound run by ex-Nazi Paul Schäfer, which served as a torture station for Pinochet’s secret police. After that we diverge from reality, though in a somewhat interesting way.
The setting is real, but the plot is something else.
Lena (Emma Watson) is a stewardess for Lufthansa, and her lover Daniel (Daniel Brühl) has fallen under the spell of pre-coup Chile, and those who struggle against the country’s harsh political reality. The pair are in the wrong place at the wrong time, and Daniel is taken to Colonia Dignidad. When no one will help her, Lena »
- Marc Eastman
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 the interwebs. 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 Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Writer/director Felix van Groeningen based Belgica’s script on his father’s experiences running a nightclub in Ghent. How closely the story hews to the real events is anyone’s guess, though the boilerplate “though inspired by true events, all persons depicted are fictitious” title card which opens the film suggests that it might hit too close to home for more than a few real-life people. »
- TFS Staff
Harry Potter continues to live on in our hearts and minds, especially with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on the horizon. The stars may have eclipsed their famous childhood roles with bold career choices, but they'll always be Hogwarts students to us. Since Harry Potter is a lifestyle and not just a series of books or movies, we're celebrating Emma Watson's birthday this week with the best movie quotes - and we've given you examples of how to use them in your everyday Muggle life. »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
A happiest of birthdays to former blockbuster youngster and now indie starlet Emma Watson! In one of the most charming bits of movie programming serendipity, her new film Colonia is also being released today.
Colonia debuted at last fall's Toronto Film Festival, and is now in select theatres and on VOD. Set during the factual Chilean military uprising in 1973, the film stars Watson as a young woman going undercover within a cult to rescue her lover (Daniel Brühl) from its terrifying captivity. The film looks to deliver morbid thrills against a political background, with Michael Nyqist's variation on an actual cult leader looking like the stuff of nightmares.
While Watson is still beloved by Harry Potter fans for her long-haul performance as Hermione Granger, her post-franchise work in smaller films has steadily shown new shades to the actress. Her best work yet is her turn in Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, »
- Chris Feil
When is a historically-based political thriller not a historically-based political thriller? When it only pretends to be one for twenty minutes or so before switching gears to become an action/drama about life inside a mysterious cult. This isn’t automatically a bad thing… Lena (Emma Watson) is a stewardess who arrives in Chile for a few days of rest, relaxation, and time with her boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Brühl). He came to Santiago several months earlier to assist the people in their protests against a harsh and unfair government, but when a military coup sends the city into chaos he and Lena find themselves trapped. He’s taken prisoner and sent to a remote camp called Colonia Dignidad, and while she’s free to leave for safer shores she instead stays in Chile intent on finding him. Colonia Dignidad is, on its surface, a charity-based camp filled with people dedicating their lives to God through hard work »
- Rob Hunter
Warner Bros is set to be the latest studio to gamble on fewer blockbuster movies. But there's a big silver lining, Simon argues...
Last week, the news landed that Warner Bros was considering reducing its output of films, focusing its slate primarily on DC, Lego and Harry Potter movies.
The argument runs that it’s had a bumpy few years, with expensive films such as Pan, Jupiter Ascending and In The Heart Of The Sea leaving the office copy of Excel looking decidedly red and distressed. The box office tail off of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is said not to have helped, either. It actually looks like we're officially in the era where a movie will end up making just under $1bn and end up being called a commercial disappointment.
If and when Warner Bros follows such an approach – and it’s not confirmed that it will, »
Alejandro Amenábar loves writing about controversial issues and telling stories that no one else may think to tell. This is why his new film Regression, which he wrote and directed, is bound to polarize audiences, as the topic of Satanic ritual abuse is not for the faint of heart. The film follows Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) whose investigation into the rape of a young woman, Angela (Emma Watson) leads him into a much deeper rabbit hole than he could have ever expected.
Amenábar is most famous for his chilling horror film The Others, which starred Nicole Kidman as a mother living in a haunted house. His film The Sea Inside, which starred Javier Bardem as a man who fought for the right of euthanasia, won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2005. Regression falls in line with these past works as it combines the horror genre with the real life terror of abuse. »
- Adriana Floridia
Even if the positive reviews (our Russ Fischer was less enraptured than many, but still impressed) can't convince you that the prospect of Jon Favreau remaking "The Jungle Book" as a live-action extravaganza was a good idea, it's a phenomenon we're all going to to have to get used to. The classic Disneyverse is about to get a whole lot more photo-real, with live action remakes/prequels/versions of "Beauty and the Beast" (starring Emma Watson), "Mulan," "Aladdin," "Tinkerbell," "Winnie the Pooh" (focusing on Christopher Robin and to be penned by Alex Ross Perry), "Dumbo" and "Prince Charming" all in various stages of development right now. And this on the glass-slippered foot of Kenneth Branagh's triumphantly traditionalist 2015 take on "Cinderella" which made $542m worldwide, along with Angelina Jolie's $758 million worldwide earning "Maleficent." You can either see it as a »
- Jessica Kiang and Oliver Lyttelton
Over the last few years it has become a trend to re-make the classic Disney animations of our childhood, into live action cinematic experiences. We’ve already seen Disney’s Cinderella come to life on screen and now it’s time for The Jungle Book to step into the live action spotlight.
With many rumours of even more Disney animations getting the live action treatment, Smartmobile Casino conducted a survey to find out what other classic Disney animations the public wanted to see brought to life.
The Lion King is undeniably one of the most beloved Disney movies of all time, so it’s not surprising that it topped the list. Before the magic of CGI, it was unthinkable that this could ever be made into a more realistic film. However, with CGI making a huge leap forward, and The Jungle Book’s CGI being praised by critics, »
- The Hollywood News
1-20 of 159 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners