5 items from 2016
Mark Ruffalo was on a “silence retreat” the morning of the Oscar nominations and had to whisper congratulations to his director, Tom McCarthy. One of Sam Smith’s favorite James Bond films is “Quantum of Solace,” also known as “the one nobody else likes.” Hank Corwin had never seen an Adam McKay movie before the director hired him to edit “The Big Short.” And speaking of McKay, there’s an alternate ending to his comedy “Stepbrothers” that was never shot.
These are just some of the fun facts revealed when nominees dropped by Variety’s studio at the annual Oscar lunch on Monday afternoon. Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the luncheon is a time to celebrate all the nominees and have them gather for an official class photo.
Before and after the celebration, the nominated artists came by Variety’s studio suite to take photos and talk about the »
- Jenelle Riley
This guide to Oscar parties will be updated on an ongoing basis until the week of the big event. It is a good thing 2016 is a leap year. The bleary morning after the Oscars, the quadrennial February 29, will be a recovery day after nominees, their teams, partners, and co-celebrants dry out after a week spent celebrating the Academy Awards. Before and after the Chris Rock-hosted telecast on February 28, industry festivities will spread from Hollywood to the beach. Here is TheWrap’s navigational guide. Wednesday, February 24 Stevie Wonder Performs at Global Green Mr. C Beverly Hills Wednesday, February 24 Two guys who will both. »
- Mikey Glazer
Since Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been out for over a month now, we’re starting to get quite an in-depth look at the making of the movie, especially the extensive visual effects used, despite the focus on bringing back a lot of practical sets and whatnot. Now a fascinating video has surfaced that shows […]
- Ethan Anderton
24 Frames Before and After Lumiere
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Writer: Abbas Kiarostami
We’ve been expecting an update on Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami’s mysterious Chinese project for some time now, and after a recent masterclass at this year’s Marrakech Film Festival, the director unveiled some news. The Chinese project, titled Walking in the Wind, he hopes to begin lensing in May, 2016 with a lead Iranian actress. But in the meantime, he’s completed a compilation project titled 24 Frames Before and After Lumiere, comprised of twenty-four four and a half minute films he’s been directing over the last three years.
Production Co./Producers: Na
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. Tbd (domestic) Tbd (international).
Release Date: Kiarostami aims to have the film ready for mid-2016, so chances are high this may appear in some form at Cannes, perhaps as an out-of-competition selection. »
- Nicholas Bell
Before and after Ricky Gervais makes his return to the Golden Globes Jan. 10, Hollywood will be busy with a wall-to wall schedule of champagne soirees. TheWrap’s Party Report has the ultimate guide to the best bubbly, invites and scenes as TV and film merge to celebrate the Golden Globes. This post will be updated continually until Golden Globes weekend with real-time party coverage. Pre-Globes Parties W Magazine Chateau Marmont Thursday, Jan. 7 This is a relatively intimate gathering in the penthouse, where quality outnumbers quantity. Last year, it drew stars such as Aziz Ansari, Sarah Hyland, Johnny Knoxville, and Jessica Chastain. »
- Mikey Glazer
5 items from 2016
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