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Scarlet Witch and Loki forever! "They've been talking constantly. It's been good for the both of them, they really care for each other," an insider tells Us. "Neither of them are looking to jump into a large commitment, but it's getting more serious." Olsen, 26, and the British hunk, 34, were recently spotted getting cozy while walking down the street together in Oxford on July 21. Two days later, they took a taxi to attend Bradley Cooper's West End production of The Elephant Man. "She went to meet up [...] »
Vimeo-er Alex Kalogeropoulos’s series, “Cinemasters,” is described as focusing “on film's most prominent and influential auteurs, past and present. Their achievements in directing simply cannot be outmatched and their influence on the art of cinema will forever be existent.” It is in no way surprising, then, that his sophomore episode is devoted to none other than David Lynch. A comprehensive effort, Kalogeropoulos’s supercut includes every Lynch feature (with the exception of 2002’s “Rabbits”—one some might classify as such), though he purposefully omits the director’s shorts and television output. Lynch fans will effortlessly spot the man’s cinematic feats, such as “Eraserhead,” “The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet,” and “Mulholland Drive.” And (no less important) no David Lynch supercut without “Dune,” “Wild at Heart,” “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,” “Lost Highway,” or “Inland Empire.” Among Lynch’s cinematography (and the movies featured in Kalogeropoulos’s supercut), only “The. »
- Zach Hollwedel
You can call Harry Potter and The Elephant Man star John Hurt Sir John Hurt now. Queen Elizabeth II has awarded the 75-year-old actor a knighthood for his "services to drama." Accompanied by his wife, Anwen, Hurt received his honor during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on Friday. The actor is currently battling pancreatic cancer. "I'm halfway through my chemotherapy and I've got a whole load of tests next week," Sky News quoted him as saying after the ceremony. "It's extraordinary, I haven't lost weight or anything and I'm feeling good—it's crazy," he said. "My oncologist is »
Warner Bros. is gearing up to give fans of Hammer Horror a Halloween treat, when they unleash Horror Classics, Vol. 1 on October 6th. A four film Bluray boxset featuring Hammer classics Taste the Blood of Dracula; Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, and The Mummy, the boxset is just what horror lovers need to fill their Hammer, Cushing and Lee fixes.
Being a huge fan of Hammer Films and not only their classic films, but even the recent revival of the studio (Let Me In, The Woman In Black, The Quiet Ones), this announcement brings quite the smile to my face and I’m sure you horror lovers feel the same.
The Mummy (1959)
In this vivid Technicolor® reincarnation of The Mummy, screen horror icon Christopher Lee wraps on the moldy gauze bandages and emerges as the tormented Kharis, an avenger stalking the hills and bogs of »
- Jerry Smith
David Lynch first met costume designer Patricia Norris, who died in at her Los Angeles home in February at age 83 (soon after her sixth Oscar nomination for costume design for "12 Years a Slave"), in London on "The Elephant Man." She was nominated for that, too, as well as Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven," Blake Edwards' "Victor, Victoria" and "Sunset," and Peter Hyams' space sequel "2010." "We became good friends on 'The Elephant Man,'" Lynch told me on the phone. "She’s got a tremendous talent for costumes. She’s got exquisite taste. She always gets the job done. It’s a magical thing when she dresses an actor and helps them to set the character. The clothes fit the characters perfectly on 'Elephant Man.' It was a period piece and we had to fit the era and of course they did—the different classes of people. »
- Anne Thompson
British actor John Hurt revealed Tuesday he is battling pancreatic cancer. The 75-year-old Oscar nominee, who is best known for his role in 1980’s “The Elephant Man” and more recently as wand-maker Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter franchise, said he is undergoing treatment but that his doctors are providing a positive prognosis. “I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team,” Hurt said, according to BBC News. “I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording ‘Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell’ (one of life’s small ironies! »
- Debbie Emery
Sir John Hurt, recently knighted for his services to drama, revealed today that he has been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. He is undergoing treatment, says he is optimistic about it, and intends to continue working.
Celebrated for his work in films like The Elephant Man, Midnight Express and Alien, the 75 year old actor recently appeared alongside Dways 'The Rock' Johnson in Hercules and is currently filming The History Of Love with Gemma Arterton and Derek Jacobi. He spoke with us last year about his lengthy career and the fun he had on the set of Snowpiercer.
Pancreatic cancer affects around 9,000 people in the UK every year. The most obvious early symptom is pain in the abdomen, but many people have no symptoms at all until the diseases has »
- Jennie Kermode
Actor says disease is in its early stages and is undergoing treatment while continuing to focus on his work
The 75-year-old actor, who intends to keep on working, said: “I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement.
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- Caroline Davies and agencies
Sir John Hurt has confirmed that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
"I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement," he told Pa.
"I have recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team.
He added: "I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life's small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4."
He most recently »
Though Sir Christopher Lee sadly passed away, his work will live on forever. In a new Blu-ray set, Warner Archive is preserving three Lee-starring Hammer horror movies: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, The Mummy, and Taste the Blood of Dracula.
Blu-ray.com reports that Warner Archive's Horror Classics Volume One Blu-ray collection will hit shelves this fall (October 6th, according to Home Theater Forum). The collection includes four Hammer films: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968), The Mummy (1959), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969).
In addition to the Horror Classics Volume One, Warner Archive will also release the Special Effects Collection Volume One, a sci-fi / adventure Blu-ray set comprising Son of Kong, Mighty Joe Young, Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, and Them!
It's estimated that both collections will be priced at $54.96 apiece and released in early October, and it's even believed that the titles will be sold separately, »
- Derek Anderson
Tod Browning’s bizarre black comedy about a band of circus performers is a disturbing curio of old Hollywood that has lost none of its power to unsettle
This macabre masterpiece of pre-Hays Code Hollywood is a staggering provocation from 1932, and a very potent reminder of cinema’s origin in the fairground tent. Director Tod Browning drew on his own experience in the circus for this bizarre black-comic horror-melodrama about a scheming trapeze artist who seduces a midget for his money, and tries to insinuate herself into the ranks of the circus “freaks”. These were played by people with genuine abnormalities, and the film is disturbing now in the way it was then. It probably outpaces Lynch’s The Elephant Man for shock, as it appears to us more in the spirit of the heartless showman, rather than any rational or compassionate observer. A unique film.
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- Peter Bradshaw
If you see a movie for the first time and swear you've heard the score before, it may not be your imagination...
Last month, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (Afm) sued six major studios for reusing film soundtracks in other films without paying the appropriate compensation. It's the kind of news that will make people roll their eyes. Ah yes, they'll say after seeing the headlines. Typical Hollywood. Not even the music's original any more.
But go beyond the headlines about reusing the same music too much and delve into the lawsuit and it reveals an interesting insight into the kind of situations where music does get repeated.
The lawsuit, it soon becomes evident, isn't about the use of music in itself (a quick browse through the soundtracks for the titles in question, such as This Means War or Argo, reveals that they have »
Andy Humm (Gay USA) is this year's best Expert at predicting the Tony Awards winners. He got an outstanding 88% correct, only missing three out of 24 categories. Those incorrect choices were Best Play Revival (selecting "The Elephant Man" over "Skylight"), Best Featured Actor in a Play (choosing Micah Stock over Richard McCabe), and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (picking Judy Kuhn over Ruthie Ann Miles). -Break- Related: Complete list of 2015 Tony Awards winners For the 16 Experts predicting Tony winners, the second spot is a tie between Gold Derby's own Paul Sheehan and Matt Windham (amNY) at 84% accuracy. The third spot is a tie between Elysa Gardner (USA Today), Susan Haskins (Theater Talk), Harry Haun (Playbill), and Jesse Oxfeld (Forward) with each at 80%. Up next are Thom Geier (The Wrap), Brian Lipton (Cititour), Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby), David Sheward (Gold Derby), and Wayman Wong (Talkin' Broadway) at 75% right. »
Bradley Cooper can take solace in knowing he had plenty of company among Tony nominees who walked away empty-handed from Sunday's big event. The Elephant Man star earned a nomination for best leading actor in a play and had been considered by The Hollywood Reporter's chief theater critic David Rooney and awards analyst Scott Feinberg to be the most deserving nominee. Cooper lost out on the award to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time's Alex Sharp. Read More Tony Award Winners 2015: Full List A number of productions had five nominations heading into the ceremony
- THR Staff
"Not too bad, if I say so myself..." If I may take a quote from this year's Best Musical winner as I went 20/24 with my predictions for this year's 2015 Tony Awards. Undoubtedly, the two big winners of the night were the musical Fun Home and the play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, both of which took home five awards including honors for their leading men, directors, and, of course, Best Musical/Play. Right behind those two was the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, which picked up four awards, including Best Revival and for their long overdue leading lady Kelli O'Hara, who easily gave the best speech of the night (including dancing off the stage). I may predicted Tony co-host Kristin Chenoweth over her, but I am so happy to be wrong. yt id="MneMh2c-y0M" width="640" And what about Chenoweth »
- Mike Shutt
Sorry Irina Shayk, but mom is coming first tonight. All eyes were on the 2015 Tony Awards red carpet as many fans were hoping to see the supermodel make her first red carpet appearance with Bradley Cooper. But in a move you can't be upset at, The Elephant Man star opted to take his mom and sister instead to Broadway's biggest celebration of the year. Looking ever so handsome in a custom Salvatore Ferragamo tuxedo, Cooper posed for photos with his family members who couldn't stop smiling from ear to ear. In fact, this mother-daughter duo could compete with some of Hollywood's biggest stars with their red carpet style. Meanwhile, Shayk decided to enjoy a chill Sunday evening away »
The 69th Annual Tony Awards honored Broadway's best and brightest on Sunday, June 7 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. A slew of star-studded nominees, including Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan, were in attendance as Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming shared the event's hosting duties. Find out the big winners below!
Fun Home - Winner
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Winner
Hand to God
Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two P
Best Revival of a Musical
The King and I - Winner
On the Twentieth Century
Best Revival of a Play
Skylight - Winner
This Is Our Youth
Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Gold, Fun Home - Winner
Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
John Rando, On the Town
- Alana Altmann
1) Bradley Cooper What You Can Watch Now: Long before "American Sniper" became the highest-grossing release of 2014 (domestically), Cooper played reporter-turned-cia analyst Will Tippin on "Alias" (streaming on Netflix). As one of Sydney's two best friends, Cooper's character was a bit annoying, as Cooper had not yet blossomed into the leading man he is today. Tippin doesn't share a lot with Cooper's Tony-nominated performance in "The Elephant Man," but both were largely ignored by the opposite sex (if for different reasons). Consider the scene below as more of an exemplifier of the actor's range, as well as his time on "SNL" and a "little" musical talent on "The Tonight Show." What's Worth Waiting For: "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" features far more actors than just Bradley Cooper, but it's hard not to set high expectations for Cooper's reprisal of Ben. Cooper's crucial character is...
- Ben Travers
1) Bradley Cooper What You Can Watch Now: Long before "American Sniper" became the highest-grossing release of 2014 (domestically), Cooper played reporter-turned-cia analyst Will Tippin on "Alias" (streaming on Netflix). As one of Sydney's two best friends, Cooper's character was a bit annoying, as Cooper had not yet blossomed into the leading man he is today. Tippin doesn't share a lot with Cooper's Tony-nominated performance in "The Elephant Man," but both were largely ignored by the opposite sex (if for different reasons). Consider the scene below as more of an exemplifier of the actor's range, as well as his time on "SNL" and a "little" musical talent on "The Tonight Show." What's Worth Waiting For: "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" features far more actors than just Bradley Cooper, but it's hard not to set high expectations for Cooper's reprisal of Ben. Cooper's crucial character is »
- Ben Travers
Here is something a bit different for Rope of Silicon. Sure, we have award predictions for the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, but that makes sense, considering this is site is 95% about movies. But there are plenty of other stories out there being told in theaters that get plenty of respect. Except these are stories performed live right in front of your face. So, I took it upon myself to comb through the absurd amount of categories of the Tony Awards, which is this Sunday June 7, to give you my predictions on what will win. I am doing this not just because it is fun to predict things and hope I get them all right, though that is certainly part of it, but I also want to shed light on these projects that a lot of people don't know about. Film and television people often have on blinders when »
- Mike Shutt
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