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With the 56th BFI London Film Festival drawing to a close today, the prize winners for the official competition categories were announced last night at a dinner ceremony in Whitehall, with director Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone taking the Best Film Award - the second time the Lff Jury has honoured Audiard with its top prize, following his success with A Prophet back in 2009.
Starring Marion Cotillard (Inception) and Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead), Rust and Bone (French: De rouille et d'os) sees Cotillard's beautiful whale trainer recovering from a tragic accident with the help of Schoenaerts' single father. Read our ★★★★ review here.
"Jacques Audiard has a unique handwriting, made up of music, montage, writing, photography, sound, visual design and acting," said Sir David Hare, president of the competition jury. "He is one of only a very small handful of film-makers in the world who has mastered, and can integrate, every »
“Harry Potter” star Emma Watson has joined Seth Rogen (“50/50,” “Knocked Up”) and Evan Goldberg’s directorial debut “End of the World,” an apocalyptic comedy. The kicker? She’ll be playing herself.The “End of the World” centers on Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson, all playing themselves, stuck in Franco’s Los Angeles apartment during the apocalypse. The movie is based on a short film also starring Rogen and Baruchel dealing with the world’s demise.Watson joins a slew of other actors, not just those in this film, who appear in projects as themselves. Celebrities and Hollywood stars playing themselves often provide a tongue-in-cheek portrayal that pokes fun at their “real life” character. Click through the gallery to see more actors who have taken on the role of “me.”James Van Der Beek in “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23”(ABC)The new ABC »
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• New HBO star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and old HBO star James Gandolfini are both in talks to headline the next, as-yet-untitled film from director Nicole Holofcener (Please Give, Friends with Money), about a massage therapist (Louis-Dreyfus) who takes a fancy to her friend’s hubby (Gandolfini). [Deadline]
• Elijah Wood has signed onto Grand Piano, a thriller produced by Buried helmer Rodrigo Cortés, with a most peculiar premise: A concert pianist’s comeback performance takes a lethal turn when he sees a threat scrawled onto his sheet music. Spanish filmmaker Eugenio Mira will direct. (Check back on EW.com for more from Wood about this project. »
- Adam B. Vary
We love that we’re far enough from the white-hot popularity of Uggs and Juicy Couture sweat suits for the combination of the two to signify a very, very particular kind of person. We love it so much. We also love the spoiled bad girl steez Emma Watson will apparently be rocking as a bougie thief in Sophia Coppola‘s upcoming The Bling Ring. “Twitterers meet Nicki, Nicki meet twitterers : ),” the Perks of Being A Wallflower actress tweeted today, along with a snapshot of her fictional alter ego. We’re pretty sure…no…we’re positive we went to high school with Nicki…during which she nicknamed us “Dumptruck” and subjected us to a strict regimen of swirlies. Yeah, we’re pretty sure everyone went to high school with Nicki.
- Halle Kiefer
• It’s official: As teased in a post-credits scene of Fast Five, Michelle Rodriguez will reprise her role as Leticia “Letty” Ortiz in the sixth Fast and Furious film, to be directed by Justin Lin. The actress will also return for Robert Rodriguez’s follow-up to 2010′s Machete, the brilliantly titled Machete Kills. [Variety]
• Pierce Brosnan is joining Owen Wilson in the international thriller The Coup, about an American family living through a bloody revolt in a Southeast Asian country. John Erick Dowdle (Devil) is directing. [Variety]
- Adam B. Vary
Michelle Rodriguez has finally been confirmed and will reprise her role as Letty Ortiz in Fast and the Furious 6, which is set to begin filming in June for a May 24, 2013 release. She joins already confirmed returning cast members Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson with Gina Carano (Haywire) also joining the proceedings. Rodriguez will also return as Luz/She in Machete Kills for director Robert Rodriguez, which is set to begin filming shortly in Texas. In Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as the title character as this time around he'll team with the U.S. Government to take on Luther Voz (Mel Gibson), a cunning arms dealer and death merchant who aims to spread war across the planet by launching a missile. [source] Sally Hawkins is set to join Woody Allen's next movie with Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper also circling roles. The film will shoot in San Francisco »
- Brad Brevet
Emma Watson, Jason Segel and David Krumholtz to play themselves in End of the World. THR reports the actors are in talks to join the directorial debut of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. You may recall that the film is based on the short called Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse that featured Rogen and Jay Baruchel trying to survive the apocalypse in their apartment during the end of the world.
The feature story has now added James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson, as themselves stuck in Franco’s Los Angeles apartment during the apocalypse.The script reportedly "has fun with the actors, who might or might not make it out alive." I loved the trailer for the short, and am loving the cast so far. Who do you think will survive the apocalypse?
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Emma Watson, Jason Segel and David Krumholtz have joined the fast-growing cast of "The End of the World," Seth Rogen's apocalypse comedy that already features James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson and maybe even Rihanna. Per THR, like those actors, Watson, Segel and Krumholtz will play variations of themselves in the new film. (According to Variety, Michael Cera might join up as well.)
Based on the short "Jay And Seth Vs. The Apocalypse," "End of the World" is about what happens to some of your favorite Hollywood celebrities when the apocalypse strikes. The action will reportedly take place during a party at James Franco's apartment, which could account for why stars like Watson and Rihanna would be hanging out with Team Apatow during end times. Cheekily, THR claims that not all the famous faces will "make it out alive," which jibes with what co-star »
- The Huffington Post
Michael Nyqvist is joining Christian Camargo's directorial debut - a modern retelling of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull". Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Cherry Jones, Jean Reno and Mark Rylance also star.
The action is moved to rural New England where reckless desire wreaks havoc for a family over Memorial Day weekend. Nyqvist plays the jovial estate caretaker and shooting begins next month in Connecticut. [Source:Variety]
Inspired by the short "Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse", numerous comedians and actors will play themselves in the project which has them all stuck in James Franco’s Los Angeles apartment facing an apocalypse. [Source: Heat Vision]
Bernadette Peters is set to voice Glinda the »
- Garth Franklin
A "Freaks and Geeks" reunion and then some? It truly is the end of the world as we know it, and everyone is piling into Seth Rogen's apartment to live out the End of the World. Read on to see who's showing up now.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emma Watson is in negotiations to play herself, and Jason Segel and David Krumholtz are set to appear as themselves in End of the World, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Sony Pictures project formerly known as The Apocalypse.
The project is inspired by a short called Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse that featured Rogen and Jay Baruchel playing themselves, holed up in an apartment as they dealt with the end of the world.
Filming will take place in New Orleans; look for more soon, »
- Uncle Creepy
• One of the most unusual projects in Hollywood just got even more interesting: Harry Potter star Emma Watson is in talks to play herself in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s meta disaster comedy End of the World (formerly The Apocalypse), and Jason Segel and David Krumholtz have formally joined the film. The premise: James Franco throws a party at his house for a laundry list of upstart movie stars — Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel — when the apocalypse hits. Rogen and Goldberg will make their feature directorial debut on the project. [THR]
• Somewhere, Rachel Berry is losing her mind. »
- Adam B. Vary
We’ve known for a few months now that Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg plan to turn comedy trailer Jay & Seth Vs. The Apocalypse into a full-fledged disaster / horror / comedy. With the film now titled End Of The World, the trio is adding yet more names to an already bulging cast, with Emma Watson, Jason Segel and David Krumholtz all agreeing to cameo as themselves.As you might suspect from the title, the film’s basic concept has Rogen and Baruchel playing themselves, holed up in a damaged apartment as the world crumbles around them.The cast also boasts pals James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson, all playing themselves and all stuck at Franco’s place, which we figure will become uncomfortable quickly. Word is that not everyone will survive to the end…Segel and Rogen are, of course, old pals and regular Judd Apatow »
Seth Rogen and longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg are delivering on their promise to populate their directorial debut with cameos. Emma Watson is in negotiations to play herself and Jason Segel and David Krumholtz are set to appear as themselves in End of the World, Rogen and Goldberg’s Sony Pictures project formerly known as The Apocalypse. The project is inspired by a short called Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse that featured Rogen and Jay Baruchel playing themselves, holed up in an apartment as they dealt with the end of the world. Expanding upon the short, the story now includes
- Borys Kit
The arrival of .The Avengers. on May 4th signals the beginning of our summer at the movies. We can expect expensive blockbusters and big sequels but Oscar-ready movies also pop up once in a while such as last summer.s .The Tree of Life.. So which movies should you see this summer? Here.s your quick guide:
May 4: .The Avengers. . A who.s who of Marvel Super Heroes are assembled for your viewing pleasure. Writer/director Joss Whedon (.Buffy the Vampire Slayer.) brings Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) together for one of the most anticipated movies in the world.
May 4: .The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. . John Madden (.Shakespeare in Love.) directs this ensemble piece about a group of British retirees traveling to India to take up residents at a newly restored hotel. »
By Jason Lees, MoreHorror.com
To start off with, I need to say that whoever cut the trailer for Xavier Gens’s The Divide should get some kind of award. That damned trailer had me counting the minutes for this flick to hit the shelves. I can’t remember the last time that a trailer affected me like that.
Normally I see a trailer for a movie that I already know a little bit about, but in this case, I’d never even heard of The Divide and clicked on the trailer when it popped up online just because I’m a long time Michael Biehn fan. That damned trailer just filled me with dread and promised me a film that would disturb, upset, and destroy me.
Jump ahead a few months and I find myself eagerly hitting ‘play’ on the DVD. Yup, the first few minutes are disturbing, »
Please check out the video interview below the official details about the project.
MoreHorror in Hollywood has announced the availability of a recent discussion with the creative team intent on bringing The Devoted to the big screen. In the new video segment Dawna Lee Heising questions the team about the reason they chose to “The Devoted,” the story’s plot, the estimated opening date and the goals of filmmaker Richmond Riedel, his producing partner Thom Michael Mulligan and writers Eric Shapiro and Rhoda Jordan.
The Devoted was written by Eric Shapiro and Rhoda Jordan. Shapiro and Jordan co-produced the film Rule Of Three, and which, like Target Practice, was released in 2010 by Big Screen Entertainment Group. Earlier this month, Ravenous Shadows, »
One week till the End of the World!
Hold on, amigo. Before you donate the contents of your bank account to Bart Simpson’s favorite charity, tell your boss where he can stick that twelve-dollar raise he gave you, and go sky-diving off Mount Rushmore–get a grip on yourself!
It’s not really the end of the world. Not the end of the real world, I mean. It’s only the end of the world in Aztlan: The Last Sun, the first in my brand-new series of 21st-century Aztec murder mysteries– available now as an e-book from Amazon.
Imagine if Cortes never conquered Monteczuma. Imagine if the Aztecs expanded their empire from Tierra Del Fuego to Baffin Bay. Imagine if 2012 rolled around and that empire was plagued by a series of grisly murders that recalled the human sacrifices of ancient days?
No need to keep on imagining. It’s »
- Bob Greenberger
Steve Carell could be the first cast member to sign on for Lisa Cholodenko's upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic children's book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day . Deadline has the news, saying that the Seeking a Friend at the End of the World and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone star will play a character named Ben. Written by Judith Viorst in 1972, the book revolves around family members collectively enduring the worst day of their lives. Alexander's day goes from bad to worse after he wakes up with gum in his hair. The 20th Century Fox release is being produced by Shawn Levy's 21 Laps and the Jim Henson Company. Levy and Dan Levine will produce for 21 Laps, while Lisa Henson and Jason Lust will produce for the Jim Henson Company. »
Keira Knightley linked arms with boyfriend James Righton for an evening out in London yesterday. Following dinner at La Bodega Negra, they stopped at London's outpost of The Box, where, along with Downton Abbey's Dan Stephens, they saw a show from pianist Jean-Philippe Rio-Py. Keira's Interview cover and feature just came out, and in the publication she opened up about her forthcoming film, Seeking a Friend at the End of the World. She stars in the end-of-the-world comedy opposite Steve Carell. She said of the project, "Well, Steve is absolutely wonderful. I loved his work on Little Miss Sunshine. He has this amazing ability to be incredibly funny but have that pathos at the same time - sort of that crying-clown thing. The movie itself has comic moments, but it's about the end of the world, so obviously it has an apocalyptic feel to it that's not that comic, »
- Allie Merriam
Editor’s Note: Because reviewing a game that encourages continuous play, and which will only ever really be “complete” on each gamer’s own terms, we’re taking a slightly different tract with our review. You will have read quite a few, if you go in for that sort of thing, and most will have said it’s One Of The Best Games Ever!!!!!! But hyperbole is a cruel mistress that can creep on unsuspecting journalists and gamers who don’t give themselves enough time to feel the full effects of their subject. So without further ado, here’s part one of our probably not very ground-breaking multi-part Review Diary for Mass Effect 3, written and directed by our very own Michael Atkinson…
Looking back on my time with Mass Effect 2, I can safely say it’s one of the most enjoyable and engrossing gaming experiences I’ve ever had. Mass »
- Michael Atkinson
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