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Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? - Celebrities vote in Us election
America went to the polls today (November 6) for the presidential election to choose between current Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Among the host of famous faces to vote were Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Usher, Sarah Jessica Parker and Lenny Kravitz, all of whom took to social media sites to encourage others to make their voice heard. Photo gallery - Celebs vote in Us election:
Both Obama and Romney have attracted their own (more) »
- By Christian Tobin
Oliver Stone on Obama: 'I hope he wins'
Oliver Stone has never been one to mince words when it comes to setting his sharp laser tongue — or film lens — on presidential politics, from 1991’s JFK to 1995’s Nixon and 2008’s W. The director was just as passionately outspoken at a small press dinner that EW attended in Beverly Hills on Monday night, the day before the presidential election, celebrating the Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and On Demand release of Stone’s drug cartel crime thriller Savages on Nov. 13.
- Solvej Schou
Three New Clips from Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln Highlight Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Three new clips have gone online for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. The clips provide glimpses of conversational scenes throughout the film and feature President Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis), Mrs. Lincoln (Sally Field), Thaddeus Stevens (Tommy Lee Jones) and Robert Lincoln (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Taken individually, the clips give a nice suggestion of tone, visual aesthetic, character interaction and a bit of plot. However, taken together, they reflect a core principle of the film, one that stresses the balance that Lincoln had to maintain, not only in his Presidential decisions, but in his role as a husband and a father. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Tony Kushner's dialogue and the superb performances all around make this a must-see movie. Also starring David Oyelowo, James Spader, John Hawkes, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace and Jared Harris, Lincoln opens on November 16th. Hit the jump to view the new clips. »
- Dave Trumbore
Les Miserables TV Spot Teases Castle On A Cloud
The previously released trailer and featurette for the feature adaptation of the Broadway musical Les Miserables have given us much to look forward to as December approaches. The latest TV spot adds to that anticipation, offering a tease of Cosette's "Castle on a Cloud" and a few glimpses at the Tom Hooper directed musical. Based on the musical stage adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, Les Miserables stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and Aaron Tveit and tells the story of a number of characters living in19th-century France. Jackman plays Jean Valjean, an ex-prisoner on the run and hunted by Russell Crowe's Javert. Valjean has vowed to look after Cosette, an abused orphan played by Isabelle Allen when she's younger and later Amanda Seyfried. These characters, among others, are featured in the TV spot below, along with some of the other characters. »
Jared Leto to play cross-dressing AIDS patient in 'Dallas Buyers Club'
The drama follows the real-life exploits of Ron Woodruff (Matthew McConaughey), a drug addict who contracted AIDS in the 1980s and ended up smuggling needed medication into the country for himself and his fellow patients — including a cross-dresser named Rayon, played by Leto. Jennifer Garner joined the cast last week as Woodruff’s physician. Gael Garcia Bernal was up for the role, but a deal never closed.
Ironically, Leto’s last role, as John Lennon killer »
- Adam B. Vary
The Greatest Villains Of Film History Supercut
This supercut supposedly includes the 101 greatest villains of all time. See if you can name everyone that was mercilessly left off.
Also, Tom Hanks goes full Walt Disney in today's Dailies!
» The Disney princesses welcome Princess Leia [AVbyte]
» 101 of the Greatest Villains [Vulture]
» First images of Tom Hanks as Walt Disney [Twitter]
» A cool story of the "Simpsons" spec script that affected the rest of Judd Apatow's career. [/Film]
» Crests for beloved women of TV [Vulture]
» Watch as a bunch of people get progressively drunker and discuss James Bond. [Badass Digest]
» A new TV spot for "Les Miserables" [ComingSoon]
Welcome to the Dailies, where the MTV Movies team runs down all the film and television news, odds and ends that are fit to print! From awesome fan art to obscure casting news, this is your place to feast on all the movie leftovers you didn't know you were hungry for. »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
Dominic Cooper Shifts Into Gear For 'Need For Speed,' Plot Details Revealed
It's election night, but dammit, franchises need to be cast. And before we all sit in front of the TV/internet clutching our stomachs nervously, hoping that we never hear the words "hanging chads," the upcoming "Need For Speed" has added one more name to the cast. Dominic Cooper is joining Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots in the movie, which is based on the hugely popular Electronic Arts racing game, and has a script by George Gatins, who cracked/created the story (the game doesn't have one) with his bro, John Gatins ("Flight"). And while details had been vague, Variety reveals that Paul will play a dude who works out of a garage souping up cars with various mods, who gets sent to prison when his friend is murdered in a race. When he gets out he calls up Walter White he sets out to seek revenge. Cooper will play »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Disney Rumored To Be Eying Hasbro Buy
A few years back Disney was making money hand over fist when it came to marketing movies and related merchandise to girls, but the studio had a noticeable gap in the market when it came to boys. This was a major factor in Disney's decision to acquire Marvel Entertainment, a deal that led to the critically adored blockbuster The Avengers, which has made more than $1.5 billion worldwide. Now Disney stores are not only stuffed with princess dolls and frilly film-inspired dresses, but also Marvel action figures and corresponding costumes with padded muscles included. Of course, last week Disney took another big step in drawing in boys by buying Lucasfilm and thereby the rights to Star Wars. And now MTV's Geek Spy has word that the House of Mouse possibly has another major acquisition on the horizon. According to their secretive source, Disney has entered into "serious discussions" to buy Hasbro. »
Dominic Cooper in Talks to Join Need For Speed with Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots
After Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Imogen Poots (28 Days Later) signed on for the Need for Speed adaptation, it looks like Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) will be the next addition. Cooper is reportedly in negotiations to star opposite Paul as the other male lead in the DreamWorks picture. Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) will direct the Electronic Arts video game from a script by George Gatins, who developed the story with John Gatins (Flight). The story centers on an underground racecar driver (Paul) who owns and operates a garage that modifies expensive cars. Wrongly convicted but recently released from prison, he's out for revenge on whoever framed him and killed his best friend. Variety reports that Cooper will play Dino, an ex-nascar driver who sets up a business suping up high-performance vehicles with the help of his wealthy connections. Poots will play an exotic car dealer who does business with the duo. »
- Dave Trumbore
Michael Shannon Won't Say "Kneel Before Zod" In 'Man Of Steel' & Why Franchise Traditions Aren't Always A Good Thing
Superman brings with it a lot of baggage. With a cinematic history, and of course, an even longer one in the pages of the comics, certain segments of fans are expecting Zack Snyder's upcoming "Man Of Steel" to at least pay tribute to its predecessors in some fashion. Portions of various fanboy quarters thrive on this kind of stuff, like a reference to "Superman II" is an entry to a secret club. But of course, with next summer's blockbuster being shephereded by Christopher Nolan and penned by David Goyer, it seems they are wisely avoiding going down that path. Michael Shannon recently sat down with the very energetic Carrie Keagan of VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live" (see below) and when asked if he would say the famous phrase "Kneel before Zod," the already uncomfortable actor replied, “I guess I shouldn’t say, but… Well, I don’t say that in the movie. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
“Girl Walk // All Day” Director Jacob Krupnick’S Short Film Collaboration With Beastie Boy Ad-rock
Jacob Krupnick, the director of Girl Walk // All Day — the first film to play at Brooklyn’s reRun Theatre under its new programming partnership with Ifp and Filmmaker magazine — is not only wowing audiences with his infectious, joyful dance movie, but is also showing his serious side with a short film made for the New York Times, a collaboration with photographer Pieter Hugo and composer Adam Horovitz, aka The Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock.
In an email announcing the film, Krupnick wrote:
For much of the last month, I’ve been working on a project about a sliver of the American landscape between New York City and Washington DC.
The result is a short film called Off The Rails, which has just gone up on the Times‘ site here.
A little more explanation:
I spent ten days traveling along the Northeast Corridor — the Amtrak line connecting the two cities — with the photographer Pieter Hugo. »
- Nick Dawson
First Look at Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks
If you caught Tom Hanks doing any of the press rounds for Cloud Atlas, you may have noticed his oh-so-regal mustache. The atypical facial hair was for a high profile role that Hanks is currently filming: that of Walt Disney in the real-life drama Saving Mr. Banks. The story centers on Disney’s twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to author P.L. Travers’ (Emma Thompson) novel Mary Poppins and the rocky relationship that formed between the two. Our first images of Hanks and Thompson in character have surfaced today, as the production filmed a few scenes on the grounds of Disneyland. Hit the jump to take a look at the images. Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), the film also stars Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Rachel Griffiths, Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti, and Jason Schwartzman. Saving Mr. Banks opens on December 20th, 2013. Images courtesy of Inside the Magic (via »
- Adam Chitwood
Lady GaGa producer slams Nicki Minaj: 'You are lucky, not talented'
DJ White Shadow has vented his frustrations over Nicki Minaj. The producer, who helped produce Lady GaGa's album Born This Way, took to Twitter to blast the rapper. He tweeted: "Ok. Nicki Minaj. F**k you. Get a grip. You are lucky, not talented. Stop. Please stop. Xo. Djws" The message was deleted shortly after. However, he followed up with: Oops didn't mean to delete that. But I don't recall what I said, basically it was "come on son" to nicki. Cause you are wack.— DJ (more) »
- By Andy Joannou
First Synopsis for Director Jaume Collet-Serra’s Non-stop Starring Liam Neeson
Last week, Steve attended the American Film Market (Afm) and was able to bring back some first images, posters, and synopses for a handful of upcoming projects. One such film happens to be the Liam Neeson-fronted action thriller Non-Stop, for which we now have the first detailed synopsis. The story takes place during an international flight on which Neeson is an Air Mashal. His character begins to receive a series of text messages from someone who threatens to kill a passenger every 20 minutes until $150 million is transferred into a secret account. Neeson reunites with Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra for the pic, which is described as a mix of a mystery, actioner, and a Hitchcockian thriller. Moreover, Collet-Serra has assembled a surprisingly top-notch cast that includes Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, and Michelle Dockery. Hit the jump to read the full synopsis, which includes more detail. Here’s the full synopsis »
- Adam Chitwood
Watch: Love, Archery and Homicide in New Trailer for 'Cottage Country' (Video)
With veterans of such minor modern genre classics as "Hobo With a Shotgun" (producers Paul Gross and Frank Siracusa) and "Tucker and Dale vs Evil" (Tyler Labine) on the roster, it's difficult to see how director Peter Wellington's dark comedy "Cottage Country" could go wrong. In the film's trailer, below, Todd Chipowski (Labine) sees a romantic weekend idyll at his family's lake house turn sour due to his interloping brother (Dan Petronijevic), who he ends up catching in the neck with an axe. Chaos ensues as the hapless Todd conspires with his fiancée (Malin Akerman) to dispose of the evidence and do away with his brother's lady friend (Lucy Punch) before she gets wise. Clumsy and inept in the mechanics of both love and murder, the bloodied pair's deeds become increasingly grisly and frantic. The film, slated originally for 2012 release, is currently seeking a distributor at the American Film Market. »
- Chris Pomorski
Oscar Watch: Spanish Sleeper 'The Impossible,' McGregor Talks True Survival Saga
Guillermo del Toro, who knows how to spot talent, helped to push J.A. Bayona's 2007 smart horror Spanish Oscar entry "The Orphanage" into an international smash hit ($79.6 million). The same trio behind that movie, Bayona, Nyu-educated screenwriter Sergio Sanchez and producer Belen Atienza, became fascinated by the true story of a Spanish family who survived the 2004 tsunami that swept over the coast of Thailand, causing some 5000 deaths. Atienza was so moved by a radio interview with Maria Belon, who fought to live for the sake of her young son, that she arranged a meeting. Soon the entire team became obsessed with this survival saga. First, Sanchez wrote a screenplay for "The Impossible" in Spanish--which was mostly in Engish because that's how the multi-national tourists in Thailand communicated with each other. Translated into English, the script for "The Impossible" (December 21) lured top stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, joined »
- Anne Thompson
Green Day stream new album '¡Dos!' in full online
Green Day have premiered their new album ¡Dos! online. The second part of the band's trilogy of albums will be released on November 13, with the follow-up ¡Tre! being moved up to a December 11 release following the band's decision to postpone their upcoming tour dates over frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's health concerns. Drummer Tre Cool said of the decision to move the album date: "We feel bad we have to delay our tour, so to make up for it we want to give our (more) »
- By Paul Martinovic
Get Your First Look At Tom Hanks As Walt Disney In Saving Mr. Banks
There aren't many studio creators that the average movie-goer could pick out of a line-up, but Walt Disney's look was pretty damn iconic. From the nice suit, to the short and tight haircut to the perfectly manicured mustache, Disney didn't need to be palling around with Mickey Mouse to get noticed. Thus it's a very specific look that Tom Hanks will be trying to capture in the upcoming biopic Saving Mr. Banks, in which the Oscar winning actor plays the film mogul, and it's a look that we have our first shot of today. Slash Film has found image Tweets from Twitter user/actor Melissa Farley and Imagineering Disney that give us our first look at Hanks in the full Walt Disney costume. You can check out two images below and head over to the source for the first look at Emma Thompson as author P.L. Travers in the »
Skyfall's Bond Girls Naomie Harris And Berenice Marlohe Get Personal About Daniel Craig
What does it mean to be a Bond Girl these days, when 007's no-nonsense boss M is played by a woman, and when feminism has finally caught up to the franchise and done away with names like Octopussy and Pussy Galore (wonderful as they were back in the 60s and 80s). So when Bond is among equals when working with or bedding a woman, what kind of Bond girl can there even be? As it turns out, Skyfall gets around that question by bringing us two very, very different Bond girls, each with their own set of skills and appeal to the man with the martini. Naomie Harris's Eve is an MI6 field agent, working right alongside Bond in Istanbul, and even putting his life in her hands. On the other hand there's Severine, a mysterious woman Bond meets as a casino in Macau, who winds up leading him »
Watch: Indiewire with Kristen Stewart, Garret Hedlund and Walter Salles at AFI Fest for 'On the Road' (Video)
Indiewire and Thompson on Hollywood writer Sophia Savage braved the red carpet at Grauman's Egyptian Theater over the weekend for AFI Fest's Special Screening of Walter Salles' "On the Road," which IFC Films will release December 21. Among the highlights: Salles reveals to Savage why Kristin Stewart was a perfect fit for the project and Stewart's co-star, Garret Hedlund, opens up about his nerve racking audition for the drama. Check it out below. Read More: Indiewire with Bradley Cooper and David O. Russell at AFI Fest for 'Silver Linings Playbook' »
- Nigel M Smith
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