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Sicario follows an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) as she is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. The film has received almost nothing but glowing reviews (check out ours here) and there's even talk about a sequel following Benicio Del Toro's consultant character. For those of you who have already seen the flick, you probably... Read More »
- Sean Wist
dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper will be honored with the “Hollywood Director Award,” for “The Danish Girl”; Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award,” for “Sicario”; Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan will receive the “New Hollywood Award” for “Brooklyn“; the Swedish actress Alicia Vikander will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Actress Award,” for “The Danish Girl”; and the principal cast of the box-office smash “Straight Outta Compton,” Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr.and Jason Mitchell will be honored with the “Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award.”
The “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards“ will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Honorees have gone on »
- Michelle McCue
dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper will be honored with the “Hollywood Director Award,” for The Danish Girl; Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award,” for Sicario; Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan will receive the “New Hollywood Award” for Brooklyn; the Swedish actress Alicia Vikander will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Actress Award,” for The Danish Girl; and the principal cast of the box-office smash “Straight Outta Compton,” Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Jason Mitchell will be honored with the “Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award.” The “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards” will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Honorees have gone on »
Patrick Swayze may have considered putting Baby in a corner if it was Ansel Elgort in the role; “The Fault in Our Stars” lead will star opposite Jamie Foxx and Lily James in the film “Baby Driver,” about a young getaway driver who finds his life is in danger after getting involved with a doomed heist. Production on the action-packed rubber burner will be split between New Orleans and Atlanta when cameras roll in February of next year. License and registration not required. Subways can be a cesspool for delinquency, and for Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Rebecca Ferguson, their next stop is Murderville. Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee are casting the Paula Hawkins book-turned-feature, “The Girl on the Train.” The film follows an alcoholic woman whose daily subway ride turns nasty after waking up to find herself covered in blood and accused of murder. The train takes off this »
Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and director Denis Villeneuve discuss Sicario, a tense thriller about the battle between the FBI and Mexican drug cartels. Villeneuve talks about the responsibility of depicting graphic violence and why the Us sometimes stretches the law and Del Toro explains why he feels little has changed in the impasse. Blunt speaks about her reasons for her dual citizenship application
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- Andrew Pulver
To celebrate the forthcoming release of thriller Sicario, in cinemas 8th October 2015, HeyUGuys is giving 1 reader the chance to win a Sicario poster signed by Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Denis Villenueve as well as a copy of the film’s epic soundtrack! 9 runners up will each win a copy of the
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Refreshingly, the lead actress Oscar race feels more competitive than ever this year. Step back and observe the landscape, and you quickly see why that is: The season has filled out with a number of female-driven narratives at a time when a lack of representation of women, both in front of and behind the camera, is consistently called into question.
At the very top, there is “Suffragette,” which puts women’s concerns front and center with a story of the fight for voting equality at the turn of the 20th century. Actress Carey Mulligan is featured both there and in early-year entry “Far From the Madding Crowd,” where she plays Bathsheba Everdene, the forthright heroine of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel.
Speaking of early players, “Mad Max: Fury Road” was such a thunderbolt over the summer for feminine strength that men’s rights activists called for a boycott on the grounds that it was feminist propaganda. »
- Kristopher Tapley
It’s good business to cast strong women in lead movie roles. Last summer’s opening weekend was a master class on femi-nomics when “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Pitch Perfect 2” faced off on May 15 — and both films came out ahead.
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” directed by George Miller, starred Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, a rebel opposite Tom Hardy’s Max. No distressed damsel, the character with her own story arc was so tough the choice ignited a backlash that the franchise had gone fanatically feminist. As for “Pitch Perfect 2,” the sequel directed by co-star Elizabeth Banks featured Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld in a femme-friendly musical comedy.
By the numbers, “Mad Max” cost an estimated $150 million to make. Opening weekend reaped $44 million, with worldwide grosses at $375 million and $153 domestically. Meanwhile, “Pitch Perfect 2” cost an estimated $29 million to make, opened to a $70 million weekend, »
- Thelma Adams
When Ashley Judd was making Paramount’s “Kiss the Girls” in the late ’90s, she was being pursued by a mogul from a rival studio, whom she believed wanted to cast her in a film. But suddenly she found herself falling into a dark trap.
“I was sexually harassed by one of the industry’s most famous, admired-slash-reviled bosses,” the actress says, revealing a story she’s never before publicly disclosed. The man, who Judd declined to name, invited her to dinner. When she arrived at his hotel, she was told to meet him upstairs in his room. “It was so disgusting,” she says. “He physically lured me by saying, ‘Help me pick out what I’m going to wear.’” The advances continued to escalate. “The ultimate thing when I was weaseling out of everything else was, ‘Will you watch me shower?’ ” Her voice cracks. “And by the way, I »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Read More: BFI London Film Festival Announces 2015 Juries for Feature, Documentary and Short Film Awards The BFI London Film Festival and Screen International have now unveiled their list of 2015's Stars of Tomorrow, featuring the year's newest and most exciting actors, directors, writers and producers from the UK and Ireland. The Stars of Tomorrow will be showcased at this month's London Film Festival, which lasts October 8-17. All of the figures listed below will also be the special guests at an exclusive industry dinner during the festival, hosted by British Council and the Casting Society of America (Csa). Previous Stars of Tomorrow have included Carey Mulligan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Emily Blunt. Screen International’s Chief Film Critic Fionnuala Halligan selected the Stars of Tomorrow with the help of agents, managers, producers and directors. The final list was shortened down from over 200 names. The »
- Elle Leonsis
Welcome back to Almost Arthouse. After a lengthy hiatus, hosts Ty Landis and Tom Stoup are back with a review of Denis Villeneuve’s latest thriller Sicario (which premiered at Cannes). The film stars Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio del Toro. Warning: Spoilers included.
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- Ty Landis
There.s been a lot of talk recently about female led action movies. Just last month Emily Blunt insisted that only three or four actresses in the world are ever linked to these roles because Hollywood doesn.t create enough of them. But in the case of Pan, Rooney Mara proves that she could easily become a bona-fide action star herself. But does she actually want to become one? During the recent promotional tour for Pan, I had the chance to sit down with Rooney Mara and talk about her antics working on the Joe Wright fantasy adventure, which is a brand new origin story for the iconic Jm Barrie character. I decided to ask her if, after starring in Pan, we would now see her vying for further action roles, like Captain Marvel. And sorry to disappoint, but while Rooney Mara wouldn.t completely rule out ever starring in »
“Sicario” was released in theaters nationwide over the weekend, and the reception so far has been very positive. The movie features excellent performances from Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin, but it’s the outstanding acting work from Benicio del Toro that has really gotten people talking in particular. Del Toro stopped by The Landmark Theater in Los Angeles after a screening last Saturday evening for a fascinating Q&A session. Read More: Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin & Benicio del Toro For twenty minutes, del Toro gave the audience some insight into his working relationship with director Denis Villeneuve, the chemistry he developed with co-stars Blunt and Brolin, and how he prepared himself before playing such a violent, complex character in Alejandro Gillick. **There are quite a few spoilers and major plot points discussed below** in the Q&A so, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, »
- Ken Guidry
The “War on Drugs” has never felt more like an actual war in this brutal, scathing condemnation of the lawlessness of the battle… on the “good guys” side. I’m “biast” (pro): love Emily Blunt
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
The “War on Drugs” may be a bullshit term invented by our overlords to justify overly aggressive policing on local and national levels, and indiscriminate and excessive imprisonment for minor infractions. It may be a self-perpetuating excuse for a never-ending rain of cash for institutions such as for-profit prisons and federal agencies and individuals like cops on the beat and on the take. But the “War on Drugs” has never felt more like an actual war than in Sicario. Yet this is no bit of propaganda designed to sell us that war; it is a scathing condemnation of the »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Emily Blunt apologises on NBC’s Today programme after receiving widespread criticism for an ‘off-hand’ joke she made about becoming an American citizen. Blunt made the controversial comments following a recent Republican presidential candidate debate, saying: ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?’ Blunt drew strong criticism from many commentators, most notably from Fox News presenter Anna Kooiman
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- Guardian Staff
It’s officially the fall film season. With various festivals already in the books and this year’s New York Film Festival still very much in full swing, fall is here in full force, and with it comes a cavalcade of intriguing art pictures, lauded foreign features and films from some of today’s most interesting auteurs.
And then there’s director Denis Villeneuve.
Best known for the award winning Incendies and the pair of startling 2013 pictures Prisoners and Enemy, the Canadian filmmaker has become one of cinema’s most beloved directors, at least critically. Culturally, he’s been lauded as a craftsman of the highest order, a director who has a distinctive voice and one that may rely on relatively hamfisted screenplays, but dig deeply into the heart of humanity.
- Joshua Brunsting
Sicario actor says naturalisation ceremony felt ‘odd’ even though she was not giving up UK nationality
Emily Blunt has suggested that her decision to apply for Us citizenship was for tax reasons.
In an interview with the Sunday Times Style magazine to promote her new film Sicario, Blunt said that her decision to try for dual Us/UK status was “mainly for tax reasons” but that she “didn’t want to renounce my Queen”.
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- Andrew Pulver
Emily Blunt has said that she took up Us citizenship for "tax reasons".
"It's mainly for tax reasons," she told The Sunday Times Style supplement. "I didn't want to renounce my Queen."
She added: "You have to learn all about the constitution. You can't be a habitual drunk, you can't be on a guerrilla squad and you can't be a prostitute, which is a shame."
Blunt also opened up about the swearing-in ceremony, revealing: "I felt quite sad, actually, having to be sworn into a country that wasn't mine.
"I know at the core of it I haven't given up anything, but it was sort of bittersweet. It was odd."
Blunt joked recently that she regretted becoming an American citizen after seeing Donald Trump during a Republican presidential candidates' debate.
However, she »
Into the country — and away from the taxes! Emily Blunt revealed in a new interview why exactly she got her U.S. citizenship this past summer — and the reason is surprising. "It's mainly for tax reasons," Blunt, 32, told the Sunday Times' Style magazine on Oct. 4. "I didn't want to renounce my Queen." The Sicario actress, who married American actor John Krasinski in 2010, detailed the process of naturalization. "You have to learn all about the Constitution," she shared. "You can't be a habitual drunk, you [...] »
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