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Ben Affleck wants us all to trust that he's going to be a good Batman.
Ben Affleck wants us all to trust that he's going to be a good Batman.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor reacted to the backlash he received when it was announced that he would take on the role of the Dark Knight in Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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Affleck walked EW through his decision to take on the part. "Before I took the role, Warner Bros. gave me a bunch of past reactions to casting and said, 'Are you sure you want to get into this? This is part and parcel of these movies now. There’s a lot of active fans with a lot of opinions.' To me, having been through a certain amount of that, it doesn't really… Everyone’s entitled to their opinion," he explained »
Should Jamie Dornan be practicing his acceptance speech?
Is the highly anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey Oscar-worthy?
According to its screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who had the task of adapting the erotic E.L. James book for the big-screen, there's no question when it comes to Jamie Dornan's performance as billionaire Christian Grey.
"Apparently Jamie is great at being soft and hard at the same time," Marcel, 40, said at a chat with author Reza Aslan in Hollywood, Calif. on Wednesday, August 6, for the latest installment of her "An Evening in the Writer's Room" series.
Photos: Check Out the Ridiculously Attractive Cast of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
Just how impressive is Jamie, 32, in the role?
"He's going to get an Oscar!" she exclaimed.
As for more clues on what key scenes/dialogue from the book are going to be in the film, Marcel references a "popsicle line" that makes the cut.
"She [Anastasia »
Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey star and Oscar winner? According to Kelly Marcel, screenwriter for the upcoming Fifty Shades adaptation, Dornan's performance in the raunchy flick is enough to earn him an Academy Award. Marcel, who adapted E L James' best-selling novel for the big screen, recently spoke about Dornan, 32, and his turn as the S&M-loving businessman Christian Grey. The writer, 40, sat down for a chat with Reza Aslan at Hollywood's Dba venue on Wednesday, Aug. 6, for a session of Aslan's Writer's Room [...] »
Many stars and fans took to twitter to express their condolences.
Lauren Bacall's legacy in Hollywood spanned 70 years – her first film, To Have And Have Not, came out in 1944 – and during that time she became one of the most respected and revered actresses in cinema.
When the Oscar-winner passed away Tuesday, at the age of 89, the entertainment world, which was still reeling from the untimely death of Robin Williams, was shaken for the second time in two days. Fans of Bacall took to twitter to post messages and memories, and shared their love of the acclaimed actress with the world.
Video: Actress Lauren Bacall Dead At 89
Barbara Streisand, who worked with Bacall in The Mirror Has Two Face, released a statement which said, "What a terrible loss for us all. First Robin, who was a genius, and now Lauren. It was my privilege to have known her, to have acted with her, and to have »
News broke of Lauren Bacall’s death Tuesday. The classic Hollywood star, known for roles in The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not, was 89 years old. Friend and colleagues provided the following statements to EW about the Golden Age’s leading lady.
She was a great, uplifting lady who was full of talent and fun. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. I will miss her dearly.
- EW staff
Charlie Hunnam Films 'Soa'
Hunnam’s outfit as Jax Teller included dark jeans and a plaid shirt under a black vest. He completed the look with a pair of white sneakers and a belt with a large gold buckle. Walking through the downtown Los Angeles set, Hunnam swung a backpack over his shoulder and carried his lunch with him in a Styrofoam container.
Since landing the lead role on FX’s Sons of Anarchy in which he plays the head of a California motorcycle gang, Hunnam has been in high demand. The British-born actor had landed the enviable role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey film, but had to walk away from the project due to a scheduling conflict with Guillermo del Toro’s »
Mom, stay out of the Red Room of Pain! As many await the highly anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James’ graphic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey, star Dakota Johnson hopes everyone comes to see it … except for her parents. “[Dakota] was like, ‘You guys cannot come. There's no way.’ So we're not going,” mom Melanie Griffith, 56, told IndieWire, indicating that her ex-husband and Dakota’s father Don Johnson will also not be making it to a screening. “I did go visit for a couple of days [...] »
The 2015 release schedule carousel has spun again as Fox moves its creepshow reboot away from Fifty Shades Of Grey and will counter instead with the male-skewing comic book actioner from X-Men First Class director Matthew Vaughn. The shifts give MGM co-distributed Poltergeist a July 24 release, making it the first horror movie of next summer, and slots Kingsman: The Secret Service — which had been set to open October 24 — against the female-targeted E L James adaptation from Focus. This is the second time Fox has changed its mind about a counterprogramming move for Valentine’s Day weekend. In January, […] »
In E.L. James’ bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey, one of Christian Grey’s 50 shades is that he is a very successful businessman. Specifically, he’s the CEO of Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc., which is filled with blonde interns running around in their nicest heels desperate to get recognized by the beautiful boss man. And now, you too can know what it’s like to be that desperate person with aching feet and little to no career-related ambition: To promote the film, Universal Pictures launched an interactive website where fans can try their hands at virtual Grey Enterprises internships.
What exactly does that entail? »
- Samantha Highfill
Thanks in part to some savvy pre-release marketing from Beyoncé, the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer smashed viewership records upon its release, becoming the most viewed trailer of all time. I’ll let that sink in. All signs point to the steamy E.L. James adaptation heating up into a box office smash next spring, which should bode very well for stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. Today, Dornan has locked down his next starring role, in The Siege of Jadotville, a geopolitical thriller that should allow the actor a chance to further hone his dramatic chops.
From writer Kevin Brodbin and first-time director Richie Smith, the film centers on the titular siege of 150 U.N. Irish troops in 1961 in the Congo (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) after pro-Western warlord Moise Tshombe seized power in the Katanga region, killing the democratically elected Congolese prime minister Patrice Lamumba.
Dornan is poised »
- Isaac Feldberg
J.K. Rowling and Lindsay Lohan may not have much (or anything) in common, but the actress is hoping to change that. According to a new report from a U.K. tabloid, Lohan has set her sights on the "Harry Potter" author to help ghostwrite the starlet's memoirs.
The report from The Sun -- which, considering the source, should be taken with a huge grain of salt -- claims that Lohan has been shopping around a salacious memoir about her sexual exploits.
"The stories she promised the literary agents made their jaws drop," the tabloid said, adding that Lohan is "prepared to put everything out there." But the most interesting (and honestly, considering Lohan's past claims, most believable) part of The Sun's story is that the actress reportedly wants a big name to help her ghostwrite the book, and has zeroed in on Rowling and "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James as her top choices. »
- Katie Roberts
In the space of a week, Universal and Focus Features' trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey" has become the biggest online trailer launch in history.
After teases on NBC's today and Beyonce's Instagram feed, the trailer launched to 100 million views across all platforms in a week. 19.3 million of those belonged to Universal's UK Youtube channel, 13 million to the U.S. channel, 40 million on Facebook across the studio’s domestic and international channels, and the rest to other affiliates, official outlets (Yahoo, IMDb, Apple, etc.) and movie fan channels.
On launch day, the trailer garnered 98,000 mentions per hour on Twitter and was the No. 1 Google-trending topic in the U.S., Canada, the UK, France, and Germany.
Source: Time »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: In the week since Universal and Focus Features premiered the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey, the 2 1/2-minute promo has become the biggest online trailer launch in history, the studio said. Related: Hot Hot Trailer: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ The steamy adaptation of E L James‘ 2011 erotic bestseller tracks the love affair between a naive young woman and a dashing entrepreneur who was damaged as a youth and rejects intimacy. Sam Taylor-Johnson directs and Dakota Johnson stars as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey. After strategically building up the July 24 trailer debut with teases […] »
Fans are still buzzing about the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation that debuted last week, but now Universal Pictures is giving access to new material through a viral website. The studio has updated with an Internship section, where you can create your own profile and complete tasks for Christian Grey's company, to access exclusive material. Click on the photo below to sign up for the "internship program," then read on for more information.
Fans can also download the new app for this adaptation on iTunes, Google Play and Kindle Fire. Upon completing the first tasks of the internship, two new photos are made available, which you can check out below, or clickHere to start a profile and unlock them for yourself.
Back in January, Universal Pictures launched a viral campaign for its much-anticipated big screen adaptation of E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey, inviting fans to become faux interns for Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc. Now, the studio is pushing the Arg even farther, releasing an interactive app through which users can complete assignments and move along in their "careers". Completion of the initial tasks has already revealed two new images, both of which you can either check out in the gallery viewer below or reveal for yourself by clicking on the company logo above. »
Having only been released to the world on July 24th, the first trailer for the hotly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey has now hit well over 36.4 million views on YouTube to become the most viewed trailer of the year so far, surely proving that it’s not only bored housewives who are curious about it.
The trailer dethroned Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which had been the previous high with 31 million views back in March. The trailers for Gareth Edwards Godzilla reboot and Michael Bay’s Transformers 4: Age of Extinction share the third spot with 26.3 million views in it’s first week of release. Both meagre numbers in comparison considering how successful both blockbusters were.
- Gavin Logan
The first trailer for the much anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic drama "Fifty Shades of Grey" has racked up a stunning 36.4 million YouTube views since its release on Thursday. The stats come from technology firm Zefr which tracks the numbers.
Those numbers mean 'Shades' had the best opening week for any trailer in 2014, beating the 31 million views for the first "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" trailer in March, and high-profile trailer launches for "Godzilla" (26.3M), "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (26.3M) and "Dumb and Dumber Too" (23.5M).
The "Fifty Shades" trailer was released in time to play before copies of "Lucy" which topped the box-office this past weekend. 'Shades' arrives in cinemas on Valentine’s Day next year.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
London, July 26: The trailer of the upcoming erotic film 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is set to spark a 1 million pound boom in the UK sex toy industry, it has been revealed.
The film, which stars stunning Jamie Dornan and upcoming actress Dakota Johnson as the kinky lovers, have had "the Fifty Shades effect", as a sex toy has estimated that Brits will spend an average of 2 pound each on toys over the next year, the Daily Star reported.
Lovehoney, who is the official supplier of all Fifty Shades sex toy merchandise, approved by the books' author E L James, will be releasing a new range of toys to tie in with the movie which is out on Valentine's Day and are expecting a surge in sales and a "bondage bonanza". (Ani) »
- Machan Kumar
Outside of Comic-Con, there isn’t much happening in the movie world. Oh wait, there’s that 50 Shades of Grey trailer that was released this week in an attempt to bring balance to the force of nerd movie goodness. This is a different kind of nerdy, as we’ve found out over the course of tracking the movie’s development. It involves whips, chains and plenty of suppressed emotions from your mom’s neighborhood book club. It’s something that plenty of us around here aren’t really into — at least that anyone in the office is willing to admit — the world of Bdsm. With that in mind, we might not be the right people to dissect the mix of pain and pleasure that make E.L. James’ book such a sensation. In order to fully understand the first trailer for Sam Taylor-Johnson’s upcoming film adaptation, we asked fetish porn performer Chanel Preston to answer a few »
- Neil Miller
“Fifty Shades of Grey's” first official YouTube trailer, which dropped on Thursday, registered nearly 7 million views in just 24 hours. The erotic film, which stars Dakota Johnson as the doe-eyed Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as a powerful executive and her eventual sexual mentor, Christian Grey, is adapted from an E.L. James book series that sold over 100 million copies worldwide. See video: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Alternate Trailer: The Charlie Hunnam Cut Between the popularity of the novels and the added intrigue of Beyonce recording a new version of “Crazy in Love” and attaching it to the trailer, expectations from producers Focus. »
- Travis Reilly
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