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It's always great when an actor you've long admired ends up being as cool and friendly as you'd hope they'd be. This was the case when I participated in a group interview with Kiefer Sutherland on the set of Paul W.S. Anderson's 3D disaster flick Pompeii earlier this year. As a fan of Sutherland's since I was a kid (who didn't love Stand by Me or The Lost Boys growing up?), getting to ask him a few questions on set was very cool. Sutherland plays the antagonist of the film, a politician who is trying to marry the love interest (Emily Browning) of Kit Harington's heroic character and take over her father's company. While you might think the script would be your typical paint by numbers gladiator/disaster film, Sutherland says it was actually the quality of the screenplay that got him involved: "I was so surprised how beautifully well-written the script was. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
It feels like a really long time since Rob Reiner has directed a solid-gold classic, but his back catalogue is as strong as that of most any director you might mention. It could be argued that his best work and therefore his best years are behind him (indeed that could be argued for any number of directors who are currently on cruise control rather than stretching themselves), but he is still working and so might yet “do a Scorsese” and find his way back to former glory after a period in the wilderness.
As the ensuing list ably demonstrates, Reiner has covered a lot of ground, with comedy, romance, thriller and drama all finding space in the upper echelons of his resumé. What is also noteworthy is that a good number of his films are amongst the very finest of their type across the whole of film. There are perhaps »
- Dave Roper
The top six contestants on the ‘X Factor’ each performed two songs — and which tune made Demi break down in tears? Keep reading for all the details!
The X Factor‘s final six contestants each sang a song by a favorite diva and a stripped down song on the Dec. 4 episode, truly getting a chance to show off their vocals. Read on for HollywoodLife.com‘s take on the evening, including our favorite acts!
‘The X Factor’: Top Six Perform Two Songs Each
Restless Road started the night off by singing a low-key version of “Red” that could have used a little more energy. For their other song, they sang “Wake Me Up” with much tighter harmonies that Simon Cowell praised.
- Ivy Jacobson
It’s easy to make fun of The X Factor, what with Demi Lovato’s crocodile tears (and atrocious, “more prouder” grammar), Simon Cowell’s bloated sense of self-importance and especially future Emmy nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Paulina Rubio’s patented brand of “does this chica have a concussion?” English. (Tonight’s “oily nose”/”you are you!” critique of Carlito Olivero was beautifully absurd, but still couldn’t top last week’s inability to tell her hot Latino contestant apart from wide-eyed 15-year-old Josh Levi.)
But then, an act like Alex & Sierra comes along, with »
- Michael Slezak
A fresh set of stills has come our way for the new film from Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Livid, Inside), entitled Among the Living; and even though they're light on action, they're kinda heavy on atmosphere. Check 'em out!
Youngsters Victor, Dan, and Tom skip school to wander around an abandoned movie set. They stumble upon an horrific vision: a woman in chains is dragged through the field by a man wearing a clown mask. The masked man catches a glimpse of the boys, who scramble to run away. But, before they can escape, they see something which has been hidden for years, something they were not meant to see. Terrified of having been seen by the masked man, »
- Uncle Creepy
Stephen King is one of the world’s most successful contemporary authors. Selling over 350 million books since his career began, King has seen the vast majority of his stories adapted for both the big and small screen. It all started in 1976 when King’s first novel Carrie was adapted by director Brian De Palma. Carrie starred Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie and a then unknown John Travolta, and saw outcast Carrie turn the tables on her tormentors at her high school prom thanks to her newfound telekinetic powers. Since the film’s success, numerous other stories by the author have come to life and most have been lucky enough to follow in Carrie’s footsteps. This week we see things come full circle as Carrie receives the remake treatment courtesy of Boys Don’T Cry director Kimberly Peirce. Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass) will be stepping into Spacek’s rather big shoes, »
- Kat Smith
Ben and Gabe Turner's football documentary The Class of 92 puts Manchester United's treble-winning team of 1999 under the microscope, specifically the six players - David Beckham, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs - who graduated from the club's youth academy and became some of the most decorated players the English game has ever seen.
Simply put, the Turners' film is funny and moving - essential viewing for football fans. Contributions from the likes of Tony Blair and Danny Boyle put the time period of The Class of 92 into a wider cultural context, but at its heart this is a Stand by Me-like tale of six young friends growing up together and sharing many ups and downs.
With The Class of 92 on the horizon, Digital Spy takes a look at eight soccer stories that could make incredible movies...
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This week sees Kimberly Peirce’s contemporary re-imagining of Stephen King’s classic supernatural novel Carrie hit theatres. The story of the tortured teenage outcast Carrie White, whose newly discovered telekinetic abilities come in handy when a bloody high-school prank goes too far, was actually the first of the legendary author’s works to be adapted for the big-screen. Brain DePalma’s 1976 Oscar-winning masterpiece is still remembered fondly and is going to be a hard one to top (or even match) for the acclaimed Boys Don’T Cry filmmaker.
So, to celebrate the UK release of the film led by Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore as her devoutly religious mother Margaret, we’ve picked out our favourite underrated film adaptations of the mind of the Master of Horror. While a “best of” list would surely of consisted of the same great titles most would expect (e.g. The Shawshank Redemption, »
- Craig Hunter
Friend was a huge hit when released in its native South Korea, and as well as becoming the highest grossing film in its homeland at the time, it also ushered in the Korean New Wave that continues to be strong. Now, 12 years later, director Kwak Kyung Taek is returning to the world of friendship and gangsters. Set 17 years after the original, we find Lee Joon Seok (Yoo Oh Seong) released from prison after ordering the death of an old friend and gangster rival in the previous installment. Now he must try and re-install himself into a position of power.
Friend, for anyone who hasn’t seen it, is an astonishingly beautiful film in terms of both plotting and aesthetic quality. The story of friends becoming gangsters over the years was a real mix of Stand By Me and Goodfellas and climaxed in an unforgettable fashion. It will be great to see how the sequel unravels, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Social media has become an added medium of coverage to all news genres, including sports, politics and entertainment. We’re bringing you a social media round-up of interesting and entertaining items making film headlines in the social sphere.
Tom freaking Hiddleston. Some know him as Loki from the Marvel Comics film franchise, others as a good looking Brit. But here, he's simply the man of many talents and hitting all the right chords on a recent webisode of Germany's "Stars in Cars." The English actor sings "Stand By Me," juggles and drinks beer while riding around in Berlin. Fingers crossed that those skills are currently featured on his resume. Again, man of many talents. Bravo, good sir. Bravo.
Hit the jump to hear Hiddleston sing, plus meet the latest heroine, Cookiness Evereat! »
- Jeremy Singer
From karaoke in Korea to robot-dancing in pyjamas, Hiddleston has launched a thousand memes and raised the benchmark for publicity in the social-media age. Can Hollywood keep up?
• Tom Hiddleston: 'The dream is to keep surprising yourself'
• Thor: The Dark World - review
Tom Hiddleston's utterly adorable promotional antics for the Marvel blockbuster Thor: The Dark World rumble on. With his good humour, a voice like volcanic sand slaked in honey, and an innate understanding of what makes internet memes tick, he's managed to become the most beloved posh person in the UK. That fluttering noise you can hear is the net's heart beating excitedly against its ribcage.
Playing Loki, the god of mischief, in Thor's first instalment and Avengers Assemble made him a favourite with Marvel fans looking for something edgier than Robert Downey Jr's wisecracks. He cemented his position with a gloriously camp appearance »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Another day, another video of Tom Hiddleston doing something adorable on an overseas TV show.
The affable actor, currently starring in Thor: The Dark World, has been promoting the movie all over the world (check out his charming appearances on Korean TV here and here), and this latest clip has him singing car karaoke on German TV.
So, PopWatchers, where does this rank in the pantheon of Hiddleston cuteness? Let us know in the comments! »
- Katie Atkinson
Sorry, fellas, but Robbie Rogers is taken. I saw this Instagram from Greg Berlanti back at Halloween and didn’t think anything of it, but the matching costumes are indeed a couple thing according to TMZ. The pair has been together since May.
Joan Jett was scheduled to be part of the South Dakota float in the Macy’s Parade, but her outspoken vegetarianism angered the state’s powerful cattle lobby in the state and so she’s been moved to an unnamed float. Presumably South Dakota has booked the Chick-Fil-a cows as entertainment.
Colton Haynes tells Flaunt that when he was modeling (he mentions A&F campaign, but oddly, not Xy magazine shoots), he had to stuff his shoes because he wasn’t tall enough. »
- Ed Kennedy
"Thor: The Dark World's" Tom Hiddleston continues his quest to convince the world he's a real-life Disney prince with his latest venture: an outtake from an interview he did with German TV show "Stars in Cars."
In the clip, Hiddleston gets so excited when he hears The Drifters' "Stand By Me" on the radio that he starts belting it out, despite his voice being a "bit rusty." He's proved before he doesn't mind bursting out into song, but the fact he might be a bit tipsy (look at that beer he's holding!) makes this all the more adorable.
Hiddleston has been on a string of swoon-worthy antics while promoting the latest "Thor" movie, from dancing on "Alan Carr" to responding to Benedict Cumberbatch's Ama to marking the return of Steve in "Loki'd 2." Which video has been your favorite thus far? »
Tom Hiddleston continues to kill us with cuteness. The ridiculously charming actor recently appeared on the German TV show Stars in Cars and participated in some impromptu karaoke. In this recently released outtake from the show, the Thor star belts out The Drifters' classic song "Stand by Me" while riding in the passenger's seat of a car next to the show's host, who was driving. "Oh my god, is this a karaoke track," Hiddleston laughs before belting out, "When the night has come and the land is dark and the moon is the only light we'll see." "No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid," the 32-year-old croons passionately. "Just as long as »
Tom Hiddleston can deliver Shakespearean-esque dialogue like nobody’s business, and now he has revealed to the world that he can sing, too. Well, sorta. The actor who plays Marvel villain Loki in “Thor,” “The Avengers,” and “Thor: The Dark World” did not hesitate to belt out “Stand By Me” during an impromptu karaoke session on German talk show “Stars in Cars.” Also read: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Star Tom Hiddleston – as Loki – Shoves a Little Girl (Video) Sure, his voice cracks here and there, but he gets an A for effort. In an example of art imitating life: He was no match for “Iron. »
- Greg Gilman
Just when you thought you couldn't love Tom Hiddleston any more, he goes ahead and does this. Tom showed off his car karaoke skills in two newly released bonus scenes from a German program called Stars in Cars. The actor broke out into song while being driven around Berlin by a karaoke-happy driver. Watch Tom totally nail "Stand by Me" above, and check out his impressive circus skills after the jump. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
We get it, Tom Hiddleston, you're the most adorable charming man on the planet. You don't need to keep rubbing it in our faces. Okay, maybe you do.
Hiddleston, who plays the villainous god of mischief Loki in last weekend's blockbuster "Thor: The Dark World," is potentially the most affable human being currently living. If you need further evidence of this, watch as he does karaoke in a car for a weird German talk show (it's "Stand By Me," in case you were wondering). It's the closest we've ever seen to Hiddleston seeming slightly "uncomfortable," but when push comes to shove and some strange German goads you into singing, you better believe the trickster god sings!
Hiddleston was pressured into another silly challenge while on the "Thor" red carpet. Maria Menounos, the incredibly attractive Extra reporter with the most annoying laugh ever, asked Hiddleston to join in a dance-off against »
- Drew Taylor
The English-language debut feature from Laurent Cantet, the award-winning French director of 2008 arthouse hit The Class, the 1950s-set Foxfire (2012) is a gripping character-led coming-of-age tale following in the footsteps of intense, engrossing dramas like Stand By Me and The Outsiders. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Foxfire, we've kindly been provided with Three brand new DVD copies of Cantet's teenage drama to give away to our fantastic readers, courtesy of leading UK distributors Artificial Eye. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
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- CineVue UK
Starz has made changes to its Encore pack of channels citing the nation’s evolving demographics and focusing on groups who over-index in viewing within the premium pay TV category. That translates to shuffling some of the eight Encore-branded channels to target baby boomers, Black and Latino audiences and the company acquiring older TV series to serve them, something rarely done on premium cable which is traditionally built on movies and original series. Starz also is launching a horror block on Encore Suspense. Beginning December 2, 2013, Encore Drama will be replaced by Encore Black, a channel catering to the African-American community, traditionally over-indexed on premium channel viewership. The channel’s programming lineup will include Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment Stand Up and off-network series What’s Happening!!, Diff’rent Strokes, 227, and Amen. The December launch will spotlight actor Samuel L. Jackson with films such as Unbreakable, Losing Isaiah, Freedomland and One Eight Seven. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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