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You may think celebs are perfect but even they have things they want to improve on in 2010!
Each year you probably tell yourself that you’ll focus on your diet, spend less money, and exercise all of the time! HollywoodLife.com is here to exclusively bring you some of 2010’s hottest new year’s resolutions! So when you’re racking your brain this New Years Eve allow these to help you out!
Katherine Boecher (starring in Jackie Chan’s new film The Spy Next Door): “My New Year’s resolution is to spend more time with my family. They don’t live here — I have one brother, two sisters, and five nieces and nephews from Southeast Texas.
Justin Bieber: “I want to spend it with my family because »
- Chloe Melas
An official site for Universal’s The Wolfman has launched in preparation for the film’s debut in theaters early next year. The site is pretty much the standard fare you’d expect for a film like this: flashy flash player pictures, a bit of music from the film’s score, a replay of the trailer, etc…
If you’re interested, keep reading to see what kind of fluff extra content the studio has up on the site to get you interested in The Wolfman.
So what kind of content would you expect from a Wolfman site? Why, a history of werewolf mythology, of course!
On the site you can delve into the both the historical and cinematic history of “lycanthropy,” which is the technical term for the werewolf (disease? curse?). The “history” covers both the types of lycanthropy that one can be infected with (either bitten or cursed), facts »
- Kofi Outlaw
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Running Time: 1 hr 59 mins
Release Date: December 25, 2009
Plot: A young girl (Blunt) is caught between two ruling uncles, the King of England and the King of Belgium. Destined to be Queen, the regency order is there to keep her out of power until it’s decided she isn’t too young anymore.
Who’S It For? Period piece. Did you just get excited? This early 1800’s film is a powerful piece of historical drama that I was unaware of, and it should please those who are still too excited by the mention of “period piece.”
Victoria, as a young child, is never given a reason for her isolation. So you can see how how she could be socially stunted. This is a soap opera of Kings, Queens »
- Jeff Bayer
It’s a rare horror movie that my wife will even consider going to. “The Wolfman”, staring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Art Malik and coming up Feb 12, has just that perfect mix of English manors, tough but fluffy damsels looking perfect even as they run, arms akimbo, through the moors, a slavering man beast on the hunt to do something dastardly and perhaps scandalous to our fair maiden besides tear her into kibble. I guess that is what she likes about it. She won’t give me details, but her pupils get really big when she watches the previews. “The Wolfman” official website is now open for business. It’s got the regular fare. Cool wallpaper, the preview vids, nice mouseover sound effects. I dig it. With films like “The Wolfman”, especially with this great cast, baby there is no school like the old school. »
The Wolfman website goes live The official website for Universal Pictures' The Wolfman has launched in time for tomorrow's full moon! The new site features a synopsis of the film, videos, photos, features sections on "Lycanthropy" and the "Universal Monster Legacy," as well as get downloads such as wallpapers and icons. The Wolfman opens in theaters February 12. Directed by Joe Johnston, the film stars Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Art Malik. Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother...and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. »
While we wait patiently for February 12th, 2010 to arrive, Universal has unveiled its official website for the R-rated horror remake.
The Wolfman Movie (click the link or the below image to visit the site) comes equipped with the theatrical trailer and lots of nifty extra material, including the truth behind lycanthropy and a link to the Universal Monster's Legacy website. Hopefully this site and the upcoming film will help introduce new fans to the classic films. Sure they're old, but try watching a few of them on a rainy Saturday afternoon for some spectacular atmosphere!
"Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar »
- Masked Slasher
Three period biopics with awards hopes face some tough going over the holidays. For me, the genial but clunky U.K. historic drama Young Victoria, which was recut to focus on the romance between Victoria (Emily Blunt) and Albert (Rupert Friend), was a guilty pleasure. The costume epic earned a respectable 73% cream-of-the-crop on Rotten Tomatoes and a 63 Metascore (At the Movies dismissed it). Fair to say, the slow-paced drawing room romance plays best to women. After Apparition platformed the film on Dec 18 on 20 screens, it broadened to 163 over the Christmas break, faring modestly against enormous competition. Blunt nabbed a Golden Globe nomination, but may lose Oscar’s fifth actress slot to Sandra Bullock, who is on a roll with the sleeper hit The … »
The end of 2009 is upon us, which means that it's time to toast to the year that was and make predictions and draft resolutions about the coming 12 months. We caught up with a handful of stars who have vowed to make changes in 2010, including Adam Lambert (he wants to stay positive), Usher (he told "Access Hollywood" he wants to embrace new things), Holly Montag (she is going to cut down on texting) and Emily Blunt (who resolves to not make any resolutions).
Traditionally, resolutions for the new year tend to get dropped before February, but that doesn't stop people from making them. As proof, we hit the streets of Times Square (where preparations are well underway for the annual New Year's Eve countdown celebration) to find out what people were resolving for the coming year. Some people want to improve their lives more (there's a lot of interest in working »
- MTV News
The historical biopic The Young Victoria focuses on the political struggles surrounding the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain as well as the romance of one of the most influential monarchs in history. Written by award-winning writer Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), this film is a visually stunning and engaging portrayal of Victoria's ascent to the throne at a time when the monarch held few political powers.
The title character in The Young Victoria (Emily Blunt) is the object of a royal power struggle. Her uncle, King William (Jim Broadbent), is dying and Victoria is next in line for the throne. Everyone is vying for her favor, but Victoria is kept from the court by her overbearing mother, the Duchess of Kent (Miranda Richardson), who in turn is controlled by her own ambitious advisor, Lord Conroy (Mark Strong). Imposing the Kensingston system, the manipulative pair keep Victoria isolated in »
- Debbie Cerda
Emily Blunt has admitted that she is keen to take a break from period roles because she is tired of wearing uncomfortable clothing. The 26-year-old actress wore corsets for her lead part in The Young Victoria and is also seen donning traditional outfits in the forthcoming Gulliver's Travels movie. Blunt is quoted by the Daily Express as saying: "I did three films in a (more) »
- By Daniel Kilkelly
Universal Pictures has launched the official website for The Wolfman timed with tomorrow's full moon! At the site, you can read the synopsis, watch videos, check out features including sections on "Lycanthropy" and the "Universal Monster Legacy," view photos and get downloads such as wallpapers and icons. Directed by Joe Johnston, the February 12 release stars Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Art Malik. You can check out the site by clicking on the image below. »
Universal timed the launch of their official site for The Wolfman especially well. The full moon rises tomorrow night. If you follow this link now you'll be taken to the talky site. A trailer for the upcoming remake starring Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins and Hugo Weaving awaits you. Ah, you can get that anywhere, right? Well, Universal has also provided a history of lycanthropy, furthermore, a link to their Monster Legacy site which chronicles the studio's classic monster history (my favorite facet of the site). Plenty to read and plenty to explore. Get to it! The Wolfman opens on February 12. »
Top 25 Movies of 2009 #11 - 20
And we arrive at day two of my listed look back at 2009 with the movies ranked #11-20. If you missed yesterday's installment featuring my Honorable Mention choices and spots 21-25 you can click here and start there and continue to this list afterward. Once again, before we get started, here is the schedule for the next few days:
2009 "Best Of" Schedule
Monday, Dec. 28: Honorable Mentions and #21 - 25
Monday, Dec. 28: Nominations for RopeofSilicon Users Top Ten andlaquo; Updated
Tuesday, Dec. 29: Movies #11 - 20
Wednesday, Dec. 30: Movies #1 - 10
Thursday, Dec. 31: Round 2: You Vote for the Best Films of 2009
Monday, Jan. 4: The 2nd Annual RopeofSilicon Awards
Today's ten films include a couple I had a hard time keeping out of spots nine and ten on my ultimate top ten list of 2009, and are major reasons this list grew from the usual ten selections to twenty-five. »
- Brad Brevet
Top 25 Movies of 2009 Introduction, Honorable Mentions and Movies #21 - 25
What's your overall opinion of the movies of 2009? I ask because moving into December I would have called it a downer year, and if you base your opinion of a year's worth of movies on the blockbusters of the year you may be a bit mixed. While films such as Star Trek, District 9 and Avatar found fans all around the world, films such as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Terminator Salvation, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Angels and Demons and Watchmen were met with mixed-to-highly-negative reviews from critics and filmgoers alike. A lot of money was made, but I think we all know money doesn't always translate to quality.
- Brad Brevet
The Wolfman has suffered through several delays, which is usually a bad sign. Actress Emily Blunt has tried to explain the delays by saying that the movie "needed to cook a little bit more," and producer Scott Stuber agrees, though his explanation involves more technical details.
The visual effects work was so complex that some of the stuff wasn't ready. There were so many textures we had to create, like landscapes of London and all the elements within the London sequence; they just weren't where they needed to be.
It's an authentic, make-up-driven film, but there are transitional pieces that we needed to do in CG, so you didn't have to cut away during the change in the monster. Integrating the make-up and the effects to make them feel like one cohesive whole was always going to be a challenge and it's something we've had to work through.
Beyond the special effects delays, »
- Ryan Gowland
The film, in which Blunt stars alongside Benicio Del Toro and Sir Anthony Hopkins, was scheduled to hit cinemas this year, but now it will be released in February - and the actress insists to decision to delay the project was the right one.
She tells WENN, "With a movie like that and all its special effects, it's a big movie; you can't accelerate it's release date. It's not fair. It just needed some more time. The film is so good. I'm really happy that they waited.
"I think February is the best time to see it. The fall is all about the award seasons, and it's not that kind of film. It's a werewolf movie and a brilliant one; more of a throwback to the old Lon Chaney films. It's classic, gothic and eerie... I think more people will see it in February." »
So you’ve unwrapped all of your Christmas presents, received three copies of District 9 from multiple uncommunicative family members, and the year of 2009 is about to be wrapped up. The debate is over: 2009 has been a great year for film. So what do you do now?
Why, start thinking about what’s around the corner, of course!
While there’s less in the way of interesting sci-fi, as 2009 will surely be remembered for, 2010 has plenty of interesting new films in store, as well as some remakes, reboots and sequels. Here’s a list of the 15 most anticipated films of 2010, in order of release, followed by a minefield of movies you might consider avoiding.
The Wolfman (February 12)
- John Cooper
Emily Blunt has said that she changes her voice for every film role. The actress has revealed that she has an ear for dialects and always tries to speak in a different way for each of her movies. Blunt told The Seattle Times: "I've always loved mimicking people and picking up on voices. I try to change mine for every part I play. I find it helpful and transporting in some way. I'm surrounded by Americans all the time, so if you keep your ears open, you can pick up voices all the time. It's more of an attitude, rather than an accent." The 26-year-old said that playing Queen (more) »
- By Marcell Minaya
When Shock Till You Drop caught up to actress Emily Blunt, we asked her about the delays plaguing Universal's The Wolfman - read what she had to say here . Now, Total Film Magazine has producer Scott Stuber on the extra work that was done by director Joe Johnston. Here's an excerpt from their article: Scott Stuber explained the movie's metamorphosis. He said: "The visual effects work was so complex that some of the stuff wasn't ready. There were so many textures we had to create, like landscapes of London and all the elements within the London sequence; they just weren't where they needed to be." Asked about talk that the design of the werewolf had proved a digital effects nightmare, he said: "It was never our attention for this to be a CGI-fest. Our whole »
Check out a very cool international movie poster for the upcoming film “The Wolfman” by director Joe Johnston stars Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Benicio Del Toro. Click Here for more photos, news and videos from The Wolfman. Plot: Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman, is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother… and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Talbot’s childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him [...] »
- Brian Corder
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