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Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »
- D. Zhea
Since breaking onto the scene with his streetwise debut feature "Sin Nombre" in 2009, for which he won the Directing award at Sundance that year, American camera operator-turned-director Cary Fukunaga has been on a roll. "Sin Nombre" went on to receive nominations for Best Feature, Best Director and Best Cinematography at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards. Fukunaga’s follow-up "Jane Eyre" (2010) featured simmering performances from Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska. The lush adaptation was nominated for an Academy Award for costume design, and Fukunaga had established himself as a force with a versatile eye and diverse interests. In 2014, Fukunaga made the jump to television, radically overhauling the model by collaborating closely on HBO's "True Detective" with the show’s creator, Nic Pizzolatto; Fukunaga made news by directing all eight episodes of the acclaimed limited series. The filmmaker has another possible game »
- Kristin McCracken
“When I was growing up, I loved Gothic romance,” del Toro said. “It has very sick and twisted elements in it — that’s why I like it. And I wanted an operatic spectacle.”
The creepy footage in a new trailer shown to exhibitors centered on the brother-sister relationship between the characters played byTom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain, who live in a massive old home with plenty of dark secrets in the 19th century. Hiddleston’s bride, played by Mia Wasikowska, discovers that her new spouse is not who he seems to be.
Del Toro constructed a four-story mansion for “Crimson Peak,” adding, “I wanted to make the film mostly practical, with no greenscreen.”
Legendary Pictures produced, with Universal set to release “Crimson Peak »
- Dave McNary
Meryl Streep, who is officially a genius angel sent from a better dimension, is funding a screenwriting lab for women over 40. The initiative aims to create opportunities for that contingent, and it'll be run by New York Women in Film and Television and Iris, a collective of women filmmakers. Because this idea is so brilliant, we'll toast a bunch of 40+-year-old female screenwriters whose works are available on Netflix now. The Kids are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko) Aside from the fact that "The Kids are All Right" feels like a prime James L. Brooks feature, the 2010 family drama gives you a myriad of irresistible moments and performances. Annette Bening is biting and funny as an alcoholic lesbian mother; Julianne Moore is harried and loving as her conflicted wife. Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, and Josh Hutcherson add perfectly pitched dramedy with their sincere roles. You want to hug this movie, but »
- Louis Virtel
Maps to the Stars - Focus Features - Blu-ray and DVD Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams,John Cusack, Robert Pattinson. Full cast + crew If you only know David Cronenberg from movies like The Fly, The Dead Zone, and A History of Violence, then you are not only missing the majority of his career, but you're missing out on one of the most consistently engaging and disturbing filmmakers alive who loves to flay the skin from the bones of humanity to see what's underneath. Maps to the Stars is his latest, and it's an engrossing look at the demented, interconnected lives of actors, their families, their fans and their managers. It not only has an incredible cast, but they're each giving some...
- Peter Hall
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Amy Adams won a Golden Globe for her performance as Margaret Keane, the true 1950s artist of big-eyed waif portraits, with Christoph Waltz playing her husband, Walter, who took all the credit. Tim Burton's drama was released as a digital download on April 3 but it's on DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand as of April 14. The DVD and Blu-ray releases include "The Making of Big Eyes," and the Blu-ray also includes Q&A Highlights.
Director David Cronenberg's satire of the Hollywood film industry was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.K. and France last year and Germany in March, but it's finally getting a U.S. release on April 14. Julianne Moore leads the dark comedy's all-star cast, »
- Gina Carbone
As first reported by The Wrap, Ryan Gosling is sealing the deal to star in Disney's supernatural family film "The Haunted Mansion," directed and produced by Mexican genre movie-maker Guillermo del Toro. Based on the kooky, creepy Disneyland ride, the film has been in the works since del Toro unveiled the project at Comic-Con 2010. But del Toro insists this is not a comedy: "If you take the children, they will scream." D.V. DeVincentis (who penned John Cusack comedies "High Fidelity," "Grosse Point Black") is working on the script. Read More: Ryan Gosling Reveals How and Why He Shot "Lost River" A former Mouseketeer, Ryan Gosling wrote, produced and directed his first feature film "Lost River," out in theaters this weekend, which Guillermo del Toro hailed as a masterpiece during their SXSW panel. This Fall, Guillermo del Toro releases his haunted house gothic "Crimson Peak," starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica »
- Ryan Lattanzio
To del Toro's schedule, we can also add The Haunted Mansion, a project the director's been developing at Disney for the past few years - like Pirates Of The Caribbean, the project's based on one of Disney's popular theme park attractions.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Gosling is "in talks" to star in the film - their news story tells us that both actor and director are big fans of Disney's ride, to the point where »
Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year
Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.
2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.
Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.
Warcraft - »
Short arrives as senior vice-president and will work on international sales in tandem with Steinbauer on a slate that includes imminent Tribeca world premiere The Driftless Area with Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel and teen action-thriller Take Down, currently in post-production.
The new hire is also tasked with building his relationships in China and other Asian markets as Radiant Films International explores co-production and co-financing opportunities.
“John is the perfect addition to the Radiant team, bringing a wealth of experience in the foreign sales world having developed a strong network and relationships with buyers,” said Steinbauer.
“He is passionate and dedicated to what he does and is eager to grow and push the company forward as we enter this exciting phase of expansion.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Radiant »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Ok, so we all know that movie logic increases the median attractiveness of everybody on screen by at least 50%, and we accept it. But what happens when an actor is just too attractive for suspension of disbelief to work in a particular role?
Mae Whitman being cast as the eponymous "designated ugly fat friend" in this weekend's The Duff is a fine example. Thankfully the film (which is kind of great, by the way) does take pains to emphasise that even perfectly attractive people can be the Duff in their friendship group, because Duff is a state of mind. Or something.
Digital Spy takes a look back at seven more actors who were too attractive for the part, most of whom still got cast anyway.
Last year, mere months after Four Weddings celebrated its 20th birthday, Hugh Grant dropped the bombshell that nobody »
Director David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises, A History of Violence) returns with a provocative satire about the Hollywood film industry and the demons of celebrity obsession in the Focus World release Maps To The Stars, now available on Digital HD and debuting on Blu-ray with Digital HD and DVD on April 14, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Academy Award winner Julianne Moore (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) stars with Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right), Olivia Williams (Hyde Park on Hudson), John Cusack (Being John Malkovich), and Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga) in this unforgettable darkly comic thriller written by Bruce Wagner (I’m Losing You). Hollywood actress Havana Segrand (Moore) is unraveling as her career flounders. Her self-help psychotherapist (Cusack) and his wife (Williams) are busy managing the career of their child-star son. But when a mysterious young woman named Agatha (Wasikowska) befriends a limo driver and aspiring actor (Pattinson) all their lives get together, »
- Michelle McCue
In the episode, titled “Inside Man,” Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Castiel (Misha Collins) need a little help from someone in heaven, so they turn to Bobby (Beaver). Elsewhere, Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) face off.
Beaver’s beloved character, Bobby Singer, was killed in the season seven episode “Death’s Door,” but has made several reappearances in spirit form since then. Beaver last appeared on screen in the season nine premiere “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here” as a manifestation of Sam’s subconscious.
Beaver is currently starring in the play “Verdigris” (which the thesp also wrote) at Theatre West in Los Angeles. He’ll next be seen on the big screen in Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak,” alongside Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain. »
- Laura Prudom
This past weekend the King and Prince of horror, Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, were treated to a special preview screening of Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak. For the public at large, the movie is still many months away from release, but that hasn’t stopped Legendary from pushing out the marketing. In promotional materials it has been described as a “haunting gothic horror”, and by the looks of its first trailer (see above) that description is a perfect fit.
Now, thanks to the Tweets of the two best-selling genre authors we’ve a better sense of what lies ahead:
Remember that list I tweeted the other day, the 13 most beautiful horror films. Crimson Peak is the most beautiful of all.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) March 15, 2015
— Joe Hill »
- Gem Seddon
One of the most anticipated genre films of the year has to be Guillermo del Toro's take on romantic gothic horror with "Crimson Peak," a spin on classic films of the genre like "Jane Eyre," "Rebecca," and "The Innocents".
Though it's not debuting until mid-October, the filmmaker reportedly is almost finished crafting the film and apparently has a version ready that's good enough to show off.
Two of the few who have gotten to see this early version have been horror author Stephen King and his son and author in his own right Joe Hill. The pair have posted their reactions on social media which you can see below:
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) March 15, 2015
Remember that list I tweeted the other day, the 13 most beautiful horror films. Crimson Peak is the most beautiful of all. »
- Garth Franklin
Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak" horror film, starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam, is set to hit theaters on October 16th. But today we have the first reactions to the film from horror authors Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, who were treated to an early screening. "Was treated to a screening of Guillermo del Toro's new movie, Crimson Peak, this weekend. Gorgeous and just f*cking terrifying," King wrote on his Twitter page. "Crimson Peak electrified me in the same way Sam Rami's Evil Dead electrified me when I saw it for the first time way back in the day." Hill added: "Remember that list I tweeted the other day, the 13 most beautiful horror films. Crimson Peak is the most beautiful of all. Crimson Peak is Del Toro's blood-soaked Age Of Innocence, a gloriously sick waltz through Daphne Du Maurier territory." »
Chicago – There is a moral darkness in director David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” that is hard to shake. It is filled with circumstance and souls right at the edge of insanity, polluted by an atmosphere that doesn’t give them much of a chance. The apocalypse is now, and living in Los Angeles.
Julianne Moore is following up her Oscar winning turn in “Still Alice” with another memorable performance, this time as an aging and insecure movie star that has never found the proper nurturing in her life. The rest of the story includes charlatans, rejects, recovering addict child stars and hallucinations – just another day in L.A. There is no exit to these situations, and each of the characters are looking through the wrong end of the telescope. The film is a fascinating insight – the original screenplay is by Bruce Wagner – of lost connections and the resulting hopelessness, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
This weekend, Cinderella’s fairytale comes to life with the help of director Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”), and Lily James (“Downton Abbey”) as the downtrodden future princess. Disney follows-up on this weekend’s live-action remake with Bill Condon’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle – basically the most perfect casting in the history of film.
But let's not stop there. The House of Mouse is opening the vault once again for another live-action remake of their animated classics.
Tim Burton has been tapped to helm Disney’s next live-action upgrade, Dumbo.
- Sasha James
Executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, and mentored by the Farrelly brothers, Zanetti will appear alongside Golden Globe winner and Academy Award Nominee Bruce Davison as well as SAG Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Brenda Strong.
The film is based on Jason Mann.s short film which premiered at London.s Raindance Festival in 2013, and follows the plights of the Langham family. Zanetti will play the youngest Langham daughter.
- Emily Blatchford
'Still Alice' and 'Maps to the Stars' box office: Julianne Moore Oscar helps only one movie (photo: Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice') (See previous post: "'The Lazarus Effect' Box Office: Olivia Wilde Horror Movie Arrives Comatose.") The Oscars do matter. As mentioned in the previous post, Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman was up an estimated 125 percent this weekend, Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, following its four Academy Award wins – including Best Picture. Also up a hefty 24 percent – after adding 553 locations – is Sony Pictures Classics' Still Alice, which earned Julianne Moore the year's Best Actress Oscar for her performance as a woman in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. True, an Oscar win – or key nominations – may not create mammoth blockbusters like Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey, or Clint Eastwood's American Sniper. For that, »
- Zac Gille
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