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Low-Key Couple Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup Hold Hands at BAFTAs After-Party

Low-Key Couple Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup Hold Hands at BAFTAs After-Party
They may be keeping their love under wraps, but even the most low key couple's gotta hold hands sometime! Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup, whom we reported were dating back back in July, were spotted holding hands on Sunday night, following the star-studded BAFTA Awards in London.  The duo showed the Pda while leaving the Vogue X BAFTA after-party held at Annabel's Private Members club in London's swanky Mayfair neighborhood. For the night out, the Aussie actress opted for a black pantsuit, which she paired with red velvet sandals. Crudup decided to go for a grey suit for the bash. Neither Watts nor Crudup have commented on their under-the-radar relationship.   The...
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Naomi Watts Spotted Holding Hands With Billy Crudup At BAFTAs After-Party

Rumours have circulated about Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup and their possible relationship for months; now, the pair were finally spotted together. The “Gypsy” co-stars showed off some major Pda after leaving one of Sunday’s BAFTA after-parties in London, England. Related: Naomi Watts Remembers Ex-Boyfriend Heath Ledger 10 Years After His Death Watts, 49, in a stunning
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Going Strong: Naomi Watts and New Boyfriend Billy Crudup Show Some Sweet Pda at BAFTAs Afterparty

Going Strong: Naomi Watts and New Boyfriend Billy Crudup Show Some Sweet Pda at BAFTAs Afterparty
Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup are going strong.

The couple, who star as husband and wife on the Netflix series Gypsy, affectionately held hands while leaving Vogue‘s BAFTA afterparty in London together on Sunday night.

The 49-year-old actress led the way wearing an all-black outfit in support of the Time Up’s initiative, including a long jacket she draped over her shoulders. For a touch of color, she wore burgundy heels that matched her bold lipstick. Crudup, also 49, sported a classic gray suit and white shirt sans tie for the event.

Watts and Crudup were first seen together in
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Naomi Watts Perfectly Sums Up Royal Wedding Excitement

Naomi Watts Perfectly Sums Up Royal Wedding Excitement
Everyone loves a royal romance.

Naomi Watts might have once portrayed Prince Harry‘s mother, but now the Diana actress is rooting for his real-life future with Meghan Markle.

“I think it’s lovely,” Watts told People from the front row at the Burberry show during fashion week in London’s Shepherd’s Bush on Saturday night.

She added of the wedding, “It’s the union of two people, making a promise, there’s nothing better than that, it’s so romantic.”

The 49-year-old actress starred in the controversial biopic Diana back in 2013, which depicted the late princess during the
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Czech Locations Conjure Bohemian Rhapsody for Foreign Shoots

Czech locales have been fully booked throughout the past year, with international features and TV series such as Amazon’s “Carnival Row” continuing to roll in, while indie projects such as Daisy Ridley vehicle “Ophelia” have incorporated the country’s remarkable Bohemian settings.

The latter project, a Hamlet retelling from the point of view of the love interest whom Shakespeare relegated to the role of his most poignant victim, was filmed in Czech castles and sylvan river valleys in addition to recreating the court of Elsinore at Prague’s Barrandov Studio.

Co-starring with Naomi Watts as Queen Gertrude and Clive Owen as Claudius, Ridley’s Ophelia manages to parry court intrigues far better than the lovesick, doomed version of her character known to readers up to now. The production chose to set up shop in the Czech Republic in part because of its fairytale looks and relative affordability, but also because of the incredible craftsmanship of crews
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‘Tad The Lost Explorer’ & The Mythological Locations in Film

Mythical cities and locations have intrigued historians, scientists and humankind for centuries. Did they exist? Where did these stories come from? Well, whether we’ve found any real-life evidence related to these legendary locations, films have explored these in great depth over the years. One such film is Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas; Midas was a revered king in Greek mythology in which he had the power to turn everything he touched to gold. To celebrate the release of the film in cinemas on the 9th February we’ve looked at movies that include some of these widely speculated wondrous locations.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

“…in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.” Maybe one of the more famous mythical locations in history, Atlantis was first introduced to us by Plato in his Timaeus and Critias works.
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Watch Robert Pattinson, Tessa Thompson, Daveed Diggs, and More Discuss Their Sundance Projects at IndieWire’s Studio

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, IndieWire debuted its inaugural IndieWire Studio at Sundance, presented by Dropbox, on Park City’s Main Street, which played home to interviews with some of indie film’s brightest stars. From the “Blindspotting” team reacting to the Opening Night response to their film just hours after it debuted to Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska talking about the joys of working with a miniature horse to Nicolas Cage opening up about his totally wild turn in “Mandy” and “The Sentence” filmmaker Rudy Valdez tearing up while talking about his film’s subject (his very own sister), the studio featured intimate chats with the biggest names at the festival.

In addition to presenting sponsor Dropbox (which served the productions on more than 62 percent of the Sundance titles), sponsors included Adobe, which asked celebrity talent to share words of inspiration; Pizza Hut, which offered up essential
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8 Great Asian Horror Films That Hollywood Hasn’t Remade

8 Great Asian Horror Films That Hollywood Hasn’t Remade
In the 2000s, Western audiences gained more exposure to Asian horror films through Hollywood remakes starring western actresses like Naomi Watts, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Jennifer Connelly. Kickstarted by the commercial success of The Ring, the remake machine quickly went into overdrive and eventually sputtered out. Along the way, American audiences came to know certain […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Welcomes Son Francisco

Lin-Manuel Miranda Welcomes Son Francisco
Lin-Manuel Miranda is onto Act II of fatherhood!

The Broadway composer and his wife Vanessa Nadal are the proud new parents of a baby boy named Francisco Miranda, he announced on Twitter Friday.

Alongside a black-and-white photo of Nadal and their newborn son, Miranda wrote a creative caption that both announced their second child’s arrival and reflected his career path:

“Int. Hospital Room. Night.

Intermission.”

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Int. Hospital Room. Night.

Intermission.

( by @jmessinaphoto) pic.twitter.com
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Sundance Review: Daisy Ridley's Ophelia is an Unexpected Masterpiece

When I go to Sundance, I expect to see lots of low budget movies filmed with incredible acting and decent storytelling. I don't expect anything too mind-blowing though. Which is why when I saw Ophelia, I was incredibly surprised by how great of a film it was.

Now, I understand that I am somewhat biased for this film, not only does it star Daisy Ridley, who I absolutely adore, but it also revolves around the Shakespearean story of Hamlet. And if there is one thing I love more than comic books, it's Shakespeare. So, I'll try to be as unbiased as possible while giving this review. Even though the film is based on Hamlet, it is told from the perspective of Ophelia and gives hints to a hidden narrative beyond Hamlet.

The film was beautifully shot and was filled with stunning visuals. The very first frame was gorgeous and then
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Guillermo del Toro (‘Shape of Water’) may finally join his ‘Amigos’ Alfonso Cuaron & Alejandro G. Inarritu as an Oscar winner

Guillermo del Toro (‘Shape of Water’) may finally join his ‘Amigos’ Alfonso Cuaron & Alejandro G. Inarritu as an Oscar winner
Will Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”) finally join his filmmaking friends Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu in the pantheon of Oscar winners this year? If our odds are to be believed, he’s a strong front-runner to snag Best Picture, Best Director, and maybe even Best Original Screenplay for his romantic fantasy about a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) in love with a fish man. And just think, it was a little more than a decade ago, in 2007, that the Three Amigos of Cinema, as they like to be known, were competing alongside each other for their 2006 films “Babel” (Inarritu), “Children of Men” (Cuaron) and “Pan’s Labyrinth” (del Toro). Two of them were first-time Oscar nominees that year. Now, by March 4, they could all be Oscar winners.

“There was a moment [in 2006] where we all felt like a historical weight,” del Toro recalled in our recent video interview
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“My Goal Was to Make More than Just Pretty Pictures or Just Cover Scenes”: Dp Denson Baker on Ophelia

Cinematographer Denson Baker’s recent projects have included the award-winning New Zealand drama The Dark Horse, the Oliver Stone-produced documentary Ukraine on Fire and the 2009 India-set romance The Waiting City. That last film was directed by Claire McCarthy, Baker’s wife and the director of Ophelia. Ophelia, which screens at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, casts Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts and Clive Owen to reframe Shakespeare’s Hamlet from the perspective of the ill-fated Ophelia. Baker speaks with Filmmaker below about the key paintings that influenced the film, collaborating with his wife and capturing the film’s tricky opening shot. Filmmaker: How and why did you wind […]
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Sundance Review: ‘Ophelia’ Reimagines Shakespeare’s Heroine for the 21st Century

Hamlet gets a perspective flip in this feminist-minded revision, based on the book by Lisa Klein – and, of course, Shakespeare’s play. (I promise not to seed this review with references to the play to show that I took high school lit.) Ophelia, Hamlet’s dogged, innocent admirer ultimately driven to madness and possibly/probably suicide by his cruelty and accidental murder of her father, is here reimagined as a spunky, self-possessed firebrand able to hold her own against any man. A perfectly 21st-century heroine, in other words.

It’s interesting that Ophelia works backward from the premise that Hamlet’s version of the character is in need of “fixing.” I will not deny that many aspects of the Bard’s work are of course Problematic, but it’s uncharitable to say the least to write off the original Ophelia and her treatment as misogynist when the play pays strenuous
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Close-Up on Lukas Valenta Rinner's "A Decent Woman"

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Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Lukas Valenta Rinner's A Decent Woman (2016), which is receiving an exclusive global online premiere on Mubi, is showing from January 26 - February 25, 2018 as a Special Discovery.It’s possibly belaboring the obvious to note—to quote Naomi Watts’s Janey-e in David Lynch’s return to Twin Peaks—that we live in dark, dark times; for a counterblast against the rot, even irresponsible, unfocused dissent is cathartic. Lukas Valenta Rinner’s A Decent Woman premiered two years ago but feels absolutely of the moment: a story about cloistered communities which impose conservative impulses on everything around them. In this case, “conservative” doesn’t designate the old Gop model—in which a balanced budget is the top moral priority of the country and social issues come are a not-quite-as-close second—but the complete subjugation of all those who don’t
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‘I Am Heath Ledger’ Blu-ray Review

To think it is ten years since Heath Ledger died shows how fast things seem to go these days. One thing we can be sure of though even after ten years is that Ledger left his mark on the world, and is still missed. In I Am Heath Ledger we get an intimate look into just who he was, not only through interviews with his friends, but his own self-made video collection and images created by the man himself.

It always feels like one of those unfair tragedies that not only did he die, but it happened just as The Dark Knight would have made him a bigger star than he already was. Cementing his spot as one of the best actors to play The Joker, his performance almost felt like it could never be bested by anybody who came after him. Some even pointed to the intensity of the
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Naomi Watts Remembers Ex-Boyfriend Heath Ledger On 10-Year Death Anniversary

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Ten years after Heath Ledger‘s death, his ex-girlfriend Naomi Watts is remembering the actor. 10th Anniversary Of Heath Ledger’S Death The 49-year-old paid tribute to Ledger by posting a photo to Instagram alongside a sincere caption. “Thinking about this beautiful soul today. Ten years ago he left this world,” she wrote. “He was a true original. Heart […]

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Ophelia’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Ophelia’
“It is high time I shall tell you my story myself,” announces Daisy Ridley in the voiceover that opens “Ophelia,” Claire McCarthy’s sympathetic “Hamlet” recalibration, based on the novel by Lisa Klein. Fair point. Actors have been performing Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy for over 400 years, and four centuries is a lot of time for a girl to go crazy and die without getting to explain her take on things.

To most artists, Ophelia is a lovelorn pawn in the middle of a deadly pentagram between her father, her brother, her Queen, her King, and her boyfriend, all pointing swords at each other’s throats. She’s the long-haired beauty doomed to drown with a fistful of flowers. But to McCarthy and screenwriter Semi Chellas, the legendary lunatic is the only sane one in the script. They stitch woolly new plot threads about feminism and snobbery into Shakespeare’s framework — when Hamlet mutters “To be or not
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Busy Philipps Flies to Comfort Michelle Williams on the 10th Anniversary of Heath Ledger's Death

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Busy Philipps Flies to Comfort Michelle Williams on the 10th Anniversary of Heath Ledger's Death
A post shared by Busy Philipps (@busyphilipps) on Jan 22, 2018 at 10:27pm Pst Best friends are there to cheer you up and lift you up when you're down, and that's exactly what Busy Philipps did for Michelle Williams on the 10-year anniversary of Heath Ledger's death. On Monday, Busy flew out of town to be by her best friend's side during the difficult day. The actress later shared an Instagram photo of Michelle resting her head on hers, writing, "It's ok." Michelle and Heath fell in love after meeting on the set of Brokeback Mountain in 2004. They had a child together, a daughter named Matilda, but broke up in 2007, a year before Heath tragically passed away. Other stars who shared touching tributes to the late actor included Naomi Watts and Lily Cole.
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Naomi Watts Posts a Heartfelt Instagram Tribute to Heath Ledger, 10 Years After His Death

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Naomi Watts Posts a Heartfelt Instagram Tribute to Heath Ledger, 10 Years After His Death
It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years since Heath Ledger's untimely death. On the anniversary of the tragic day, many of Heath's friends and costars shared tributes to the late actor, including actress Naomi Watts, who dated Heath from 2002 to 2004. Naomi took to Instagram and shared her memory of Heath with a black-and-white photo taken by her brother, Ben Watts. The caption reads, "Thinking about this beautiful soul today. 10 years ago he left this world. He was a true original. Heart always on his sleeve, with the most powerful charisma, strength, humor and talent. I will never forget his gentle spirit." Other actors and friends of Heath sharing their tributes included Lily Cole, who starred alongside Heath in his final film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and Busy Philipps, who is godmother to Heath's daughter with Michelle Williams, Matilda.
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Naomi Watts Remembers Former Boyfriend Heath Ledger on the 10-Year Anniversary of His Death

Naomi Watts Remembers Former Boyfriend Heath Ledger on the 10-Year Anniversary of His Death
Naomi Watts paid tribute to former boyfriend Heath Ledger on the 10-year anniversary of his death.

The actress, who dated Ledger from 2002 to 2004, shared a photo of the late actor, taken by Naomi’s brother, photographer Ben Watts, on Instagram Monday calling him a “beautiful soul.”

“Thinking about this beautiful soul today. 10 years ago he left this world. He was a true original. Heart always on his sleeve, with the most powerful charisma, strength, humor and talent. I will never forget his gentle spirit. #heathledger @wattsupphoto,” Watts, 49, wrote in the caption.

Related Gallery: On the 10th Anniversary of His Death,
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