1-20 of 388 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
This story first appeared in the Dec. 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The Hitmakers Directing a genuine blockbuster doesn't automatically secure awards laurels -- in fact, it can be an obstacle in a season that lavishes praise on "little movies." Still, as both James Cameron (Titanic) and Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) have demonstrated, commercial success can go hand in hand with a directing Oscar. At this point, the box-office champ among 2013's awards hopefuls is Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity. The 3D space odyssey has gone into orbit at theaters around
- Gregg Kilday
FX has released the first viral teaser video for The Strain, the upcoming vampire horror series from Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel) and Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim), based upon del Toro and Chuck Hogan's book trilogy of the same name. The teaser aired during the midseason finale of The Walking Dead on Sunday evening, and you can check it out below...
The Strain stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, a scientist at the Cdc who is investigating a mysterious viral outbreak bearing the hallmarks of vampirism, which rapidly spreads, leaving mankind in a fight for survival. Also featuring in the cast are David Bradley (Game of Thrones), Kevin Durand (Fruitvale Station), Mia Maestro (Alias), Jonathan Hyde (Titanic), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Richard Sammel (Inglourious Basterds), Doug Jones (Hellboy) and Robert Maillet (Pacific Rim).
The Strain is set to begin on FX next year. »
- Gary Collinson
Mumbai, Dec 4: If all goes as planned, Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, whose latest film "The Wolf of Wall Street" releases in India on Christmas day, may visit the country's entertainment capital in the first month of the new year.
"His visit is likely to be a part of a different strategy, by way of which the "Titanic" star will meet some of India's promising entrepreneurs," a source from the film's distribution team in India, told Ians.
"Leonardo sincerely believes that the character on whose life the film is based is a huge role model for the youth of today in terms of enterprising skills.
The film follows. »
- Shiva Prakash
Top 10 Duncan Bowles 4 Dec 2013 - 06:45
Duncan salutes his personal choice of the 2013 action movies that deserved just a little more love...
This article contains spoilers for each of the films mentioned. Not necessarily big ones, but you might want to steer clear of The World's End entry if you've not seen that.
2013 has been a great year for action. We’ve had multiple comic book heroes fighting it out on the big screen, with Thor and Iron Man continuing Marvel’s run of great movies, the return of the R-rated antics of Kick-Ass and at long last an F-bomb loaded, bloody incarnation of The Wolverine (though it’s worth pointing out that the unrated edition in the UK only comes with the 3D version of the home release, a trend I hope doesn’t continue).
From a sci-fi angle, we’ve had robots fighting monsters in Pacific Rim and »
As any Tumblr account holder may know, the fact that Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio hasn’t yet won an Oscar is something you can make many, many Gif sets out of. As a long-time fan of his, I think it’s really sad he hasn’t been given the honour of placing a golden statuette on his mantelpiece – but The Wolf Of Wall Street may be about to change that.
The Wolf Of Wall Street, based on the life of scoundrel banker Jordan Belfort and directed by living legend Martin Scorsese, debuted to SAG voters and several critics this weekend, with reports surfacing that the film received a rapturous reception. Described as ‘Scorsese’s Satyricon’, the film has ‘put Scorsese right back in the thick of the Oscar race, if Academy members, particularly older ones, can deal with the almost non-stop parade of sex, drugs, nudity and rock and roll’. Sounds like fun! »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
The best metaphor for the music industry in 1998 comes from the biggest movie of that year, Titanic (which, coincidentally, had the best-selling album of that year with its nine-times-platinum soundtrack). It’s the “King of the World” moment, when Leonardo DiCaprio stands at the bow of the ship, arms outstretched, cocky and hopeful, unaware that his dreams are about to be torpedoed by an iceberg. Picture music execs on that bow, flush with corporate coffers and boy-band revenues, largely oblivious that this was the beginning of the end: From 1999 to 2009, album sales would drop in every year but one.Napster, the peer-to-peer file sharing service — and the music industry’s most commonly cited iceberg — would debut in 1999. But the biz had already suffered a tear in its hull: President Clinton's Deregulation of Telecommunication Act of 1996, which allowed for the consolidation of media outlets. By 1998, Sony, »
- Mary Kaye Schilling
The sinking of the Titanic is a event that, with its horrific, escalating sequence of mistakes and massive loss of life, has captured the imagination of pretty much everyone who’s lived in the 101 years since it sank. Dramatisations, on the large and small screen, have played a big part in this, turning the tragedy into an emotionally unifying melodrama, without losing any of the tragic effect. Obviously James Cameron’s epic (and in many ways definitive) film version that swept the Oscars and the box office played a big part in that, but even before then, particularly in the decades directly following the disaster, there’s been a multitude of movies that have looked at Titanic in one way or another.
And why not? With the obvious class divide, present in both the ship’s design and pushed to the fore in its sinking, and Titanic herself serving as »
- Alex Leadbeater
A source told E! News that Kerr, who split from husband Orlando Bloom last month after three years of marriage, seemed to be having a great time with the 39-year-old actor, Contactmusic reported.
The insider said that the pair came with a bunch of friends and were overheard talking about going out the night before.
The eyewitness at the eatery said that the 30-year-old model was with two girl pals and sat across from the 'Titanic' star, although the pair didn't appear. »
- Ketali Mehta
The above photo — in which the Titanic actor poses for the camera while being held up by his running buddies, magician David Blaine and actor Lukas Haas, during New York's Fashion Week — opened New York magazine’s 1998 Leonardo DiCaprio cover story, but was actually taken in September 1995, circa Romeo + Juliet, when professional party photographers could still get lively, free-spirited shots of a 21-year-old Leo in the wild. By the time James Cameron’s blockbuster arrived a couple of years later, all that had changed. Here, as part of Vulture’s weeklong coverage of fame in the year 1998, New York nightlife photographer Patrick McMullan tells the tale behind the picture (his story involves hailing the actor a limo) and laments the onset of Leo Mania. “After that, you couldn’t get him for a shot like this,” he says. “He’ll do the red carpet for his movies, but you can »
- Patti Greco
Right up until its premiere on December 19, 1997, Titanic was expected to be the biggest disaster since the actual ship went down. (The CGI-laden movie, which was wildly over its original budget, got bumped from summer to winter.) Instead, the James Cameron film spent a ridiculous fifteen consecutive weeks at the top of the box-office charts, eventually blowing past Star Wars to become the highest-grossing release of all time, a record it held until Cameron’s Avatar displaced it twelve years later. Because of Titanic's unprecedented reach, its impact on popular culture was immediate and enduring. Not only did the film made household names of its young stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, it embraced marketing opportunities by packaging every possible aspect of the film for sale: the historical research, the legendary production process, the clothes, the jewelry, the music, the actors. And the film greatly benefitted from a new »
- Gwynne Watkins
The hit soundtrack to the year 1998 — which we’re celebrating all this week — is filled with stalwarts: Janet Jackson, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, Will Smith, and Celine Dion (the Titanic soundtrack was the best-selling album of the year) all had huge singles. It was also a year that introduced a rash of new acts who would go on to dominate the charts for years to come, like boy bands Backstreet Boys and ’N Sync, as well as Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, and Usher. But a more entertaining measure of the musical landscape of a particular year can be found by revisiting its one-hit wonders. Who gave us the “Macarena” of 1998? Here are 15 artists responsible for ear worms we couldn’t shake, the songs with the nonsense lyrics that always seemed to be playing whenever we went to the drugstore or drove to the mall. (Preemptive note to protective »
- Maris Kreizman
June SquibbHaving recently seen Nebraska a second time (full review coming), I'm more confident that Alexander Payne favorite June Squibb (who played Jack Nicholson's wife in About Schmidt) can ride her scene-stealing laughs in the new film to a nomination. The film opened yesterday in limited release and though the Oscar attention is all on Bruce Dern at the moment, that could well change since the film is endearing on more than just the Dern-level.
August Osage County and Jennifer Lawrence trivia after the jump »
- NATHANIEL R
The 44-year-old said that on a night out in Hollywood, she ran into the 'Titanic' star who was just 21-years-old at that time.
She said that he had always been coming up to her to say that she'll be his girlfriend one day, Us Magazine reported.
Brown said that as she with Tommy Lee at that time and was five senior to him, she considered him too young.
However, Brown said that when she broke up with lee, she was "hate-f-cking" whoever out. »
- Anita Agarwal
The "Titanic" actor turned 39 Nov 11 and celebrated his birthday at Tao here on Sunday.
While West preformed on a number of hit singles, including "Good life" and "Gold digger", 2 Chainz sang his own version of "Happy birthday", reports tmz.com.
Meanwhile, DiCaprio has been house hunting here and last month he was spotted at a 4,326 sq ft apartment on Fifth Avenue, which is said to come with the hefty asking price of $12,975,000.
- Machan Kumar
Leonardo DiCaprio celebrates his 39th birthday on Monday, which got us thinking about how many years he's been on the Hollywood scene. We still remember when Growing Pains welcomed DiCaprio into the family as Luke - because he stole our hearts pretty much immediately. It only got better from there, as DiCaprio charmed us in movies like Romeo + Juliet, Catch Me If You Can, and, of course, Titanic. Take a look at some of his most memorable roles. View Slideshow › »
- Becky Kirsch
Leonardo DiCaprio sure knows how to celebrate! The birthday boy, who turns 39 today, experienced quite the party this weekend in New York City. With 100 of his closest friends (including Orlando Bloom, Alex Rodriguez and Tobey Maguire), DiCaprio enjoyed his big day at the popular club, Tao Downtown. In signature Leo fashion, the A-list actor spent much of his evening with one special lady, longtime girlfriend Toni Garrn. During an epic birthday performance from Kanye West, the Titanic star was spotted laughing, dancing and even kissing the stunning model. Based on what onlookers saw, it's safe to say Toni and Leo are going strong! In honor of Leo's 39th »
Leonardo DiCaprio is celebrating his 39th birthday today, and we're not quite sure how to feel about it. On the one hand, we can't believe that the little guy from Growing Pains has built such an illustrious film career, but on the other, it makes us feel pretty ancient. After all, watching Titanic on VHS and listening to the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack on repeat feels like yesterday. Despite his constant Hollywood presence and multitude of Teen Beat covers, Leo successfully escaped the child star curse. And even though that Oscar statue still eludes him, we can all agree that Leo has become one of the most talented and sought-after actors of our time. In honor of his big day, we've charted Leo's evolution from teenage dream to A-list heartthrob. See the full transformation when you keep reading. »
- Brittney Stephens
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a teaser trailer for The House of Forbidden Secrets, UK distribution details for Banshee Chapter, information on a line of handcrafted zombie dolls, a trailer for In Fear, first details on Dead Bounty, and much more:
The House of Forbidden Secrets Teaser: “The House of Forbidden Secrets had it’s national premiere in Las Vegas, Nv at the PollyGrind Film Festival on October 11th, 2013, where it won 6 awards, and has also been chosen for the South African Horror Festival this Spring, the Italian Fantafest in 2014, the British Raindance Film Fest for 2014 as well as the X-Fest with many more festivals to follow. It was shot last Winter and Spring in Kansas City. The film stars many local actors and actresses to Kansas City, but also includes genre icons such as Lew Temple (Walking Dead, »
- Tamika Jones
DiCaprio has toured Manhattan's trophy apartments, including properties ranging from 30 million dollars to 50 million dollars, before settling for one of the five apartments at 66 E. 11th St.
However, it is unclear if he is springing for the 50 million dollar penthouse, which features a 25-foot staircase, elevator,. »
- Shiva Prakash
"Leonardo DiCaprio is somebody who shied away from the TV series but always kept a door open to appearing in a film version, because of his very longstanding relationships with Kevin Connelly and Mark Wahlberg," a source tells Radar Online. "They're going after him for this, in a big way," and "not just for a pop-in cameo, either. They want the biggest guest stars to have some real screen time, just like on the TV show."
Considering DiCaprio is planning a break from moviemaking after completing the upcoming "The Wolf of Wall Street," he might not be open to taking another role, albeit a small one. Then again, the "Entourage" movie is (likely) a once in a lifetime experience, and DiCaprio's »
1-20 of 388 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners