20 items from 2012
We’ve been given five pairs of tickets to give away to 5 HeyUGuys readers to the Gala screening of ‘Cheerful Weather for the Wedding’ which is released in UK cinemas 9th January then on DVD and Blu-ray 14th January.
The movie stars Felicity Jones (Chalet Girl, Like Crazy), Luke Treadaway (Attack the Block, Clash of the Titans), Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, The Wings of the Dove), Mackenzie Crook (The Office, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Fenella Woolgar (Bright Young Things).
The screening takes place 6:15 at Empire Leicester Square on January 9th and you must be free to attend if you enter this competition.
On a crisp December morning in 1932, bride-to-be Dolly (Felicity Jones) hides in her bedroom as her many family members arrive for the wedding with all the cheerfulness, chaos and grievances that go with such occasions. But trouble soon appears with the arrival of Joseph (Luke Treadaway »
The nominees for this year’s Möet British Independent Film Awards were announced earlier this month, celebrating the best and most promising talents in the British film industry over the past year.
The ceremony itself is to be held on 9th December, and the joint directors of the awards, Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, have announced that the recipients of The Richard Harris Award and The Variety Award will be Sir Michael Gambon and Jude Law, respectively.
The Richard Harris Award is held in recognition of an outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, and very much deservedly earned by Gambon, who took over from the late Richard Harris, himself, as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series. He will soon be seen in Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, Quartet, starring alongside the likes of Dame Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, and Sheridan Smith, which »
- Kenji Lloyd
We have received confirmation the acting talents of Michael Gambon and Jude Law are to be honoured at this years’ 15th Moet British Independent Film Awards. The event will be hosted once again by actor James Nesbitt, who returns for his seventh year, on Sunday 9th December at the impressive Old Billingsgate in London. You can find out all those features, actors and filmmakers who are in contention here. In the meantime the press release for this latest news goes as follows: Jude Law And Sir Michael Gambon To Be Honoured At The 15th Moet British Independent Film Awards Recipients of both The Richard Harris Award and The Variety Award were announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moet British Independent Film Awards. Sir Michael Gambon will receive the Richard Harris Award and Jude Law The Variety Award at the awards ceremony on Sunday 9th December at Old Billingsgate. »
- Craig Hunter
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2 Ultimate Edition arrives on November 13 from Warner Home Video. Available as a combo pack and created for fans of the world's #1 film franchise, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2 Ultimate Edition will mark the first time that two films will be packaged together as a Harry Potter Ultimate Edition and available as a Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Combo pack. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2 Ultimate Edition will feature the final two chapters of "Creating the World of Harry Potter," a unique 8-hour documentary series with footage, intriguing stories and an authoritative insider look behind the films. Each hour-long chapter enhances the relationship Harry Potter fans have with the movies and adds to their understanding and connection to their favorite characters and much more. The set will be priced at $64.99 Srp.
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2 Ultimate Edition is filled »
Two Faces of January, a thriller based on the Patricia Highsmith novel, has released its first official still which includes Two Faces of Obsession (Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst... Oscar Isaac, backgrounded, has a good one, too). Viggo and Kiki are also in On The Road together (in which Viggo is particularly fantastic in a showy small part) though they share no scenes.
No word yet on who did the costumes but I like 'em.
I read this novel at some point but I don't remember a thing about it other than the Greece setting, that it was moody and triangular, and that the ending disappointed me - don't remember why just that it did. Still. Highsmith transfers well to film (see her 'Ripliad' series which has been adapted a few times already)
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- NATHANIEL R
StudioCanal and Working Title Films has debuted the first photo for The Two Faces of January, writer-director Hossein Amini's adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel. Take a look at this shot featuring stars Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac, then read the official press release announcing the start of principal photography.
StudioCanal and Working Title are delighted to announce the start of principal photography on feature film The Two Faces of January. The picture will shoot on location in Crete, Athens, Istanbul and Ealing Studios London. Working Title will produce and StudioCanal will finance, distributing in the U.K., Germany, France & Australia, selling the rest of the world.
The Two Faces of January is a stylish international thriller starring some of the finest global acting talent working today; Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (The Road, Eastern Promises, A History of Violence), Golden Globe nominee and Cannes Best Actress prize winner Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia, »
The work of author Patricia Highsmith has long been looted by filmmakers for inspiration. Her dark, psychological stories of crime and avoiding punishment, including Strangers on a Train and the Ripley series, have been made into movies by directors as revered as Hitchcock and Wim Wenders. Until now, though, her 1964 book The Two Faces of January has received comparatively little attention. That all changes now. With a great cast (Oscar Isaac seems to be one of the new “that guys,” popping up in small and large roles in a great number of recent releases) and an intriguing premise, this film is starting off with a promising pedigree. We’ll see if it comes to something worthwhile, but for now, have a look at the first promotional image released.
The Two Faces of January is a stylish international »
- Dan Schindel
Les Misérables trailer: Anne Hathaway sings Les Misérables trailer is out. (Please scroll down.) You can hear Anne Hathaway‘s miserable Fantine singing "I dreamed that love would never die … I had a dream my life would be so different from this hell I’m living." All the while, dialogue-less bits from the film are shown featuring Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, Amanda Seyfried as Crosette, and Eddie Redmayne as Marius. I believe that even those who aren’t fans of modern Hollywood musicals (or Broadway musicals) will agree that the Les Misérables trailer looks impressive. As for Anne Hathaway’s rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream," it sounds equally impressive. Best Actress Oscar nod? Another question: Apart from the pathological Javert, why aren’t the villains shown in the trailer? Or did I miss them? The big-screen version of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s Tony Award-winning stage musical, »
- Zac Gille
Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables Hugh Jackman‘s Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe‘s Inspector Javert are seen above in the upcoming Les Misérables movie, the big-screen version of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil‘s highly successful, Tony Award-winning stage musical, itself based on Victor Hugo’s novel. Tom Hooper, Oscar winner for The King’s Speech, directed. [Definitely not a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, as previously stated in this article. See comments below.] Les Misérables, of course, will arrive covered with a patina of "prestige." In addition to Tony Award winner Jackman (The Boy from Oz), and Oscar winners Crowe (Gladiator) and Hooper, the film’s cast boasts the following: The Dark Knight Rises star and Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married) as Fantine; two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter (The Wings of the Dove, The King’s Speech) as the villainous Madame Thénardier; Mamma Mia!‘s Amanda Seyfried as Cosette; My Week with Marilyn‘s Eddie Redmayne as Marius, The Dictator‘s »
- Zac Gille
Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You’re Expecting Still going strong, The Avengers is on its third weekend out. Yet, the domestic box office is expected to be down 18% compared to last year because of three weak new entries: Peter Berg / Taylor Kitsch’s megabudgeted Battleship barely managed to stay afloat on Friday, while Sacha Baron Cohen‘s The Dictator (which opened on Wed.) and Kirk Jones’ all-star ensemble (Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Chace Crawford, etc.) What to Expect When You’re Expecting performed below expectations. [See Box Office: Battleship bombs.] The Dictator grossed an estimated $5.5m at 3,008 theaters on Friday, for an expected weekend total of $16m, as per Deadline.com. Sacha Baron Cohen’s R-rated comedy will thus reach a cume of $23m after five days. For comparison’s sake, Bruno — which was considered a major box-office disappointment following Borat — opened with $30.61m on its first weekend out in July 2009. Supporting Baron »
- Zac Gille
Dark Shadows: Michelle Pfeiffer in the old Joan Bennett role, Elizabeth Collins Stoddard Unlike Joss Whedon / Chris Evans / Chris Hemsworth’s The Avengers, Tim Burton / Johnny Depp’s Dark Shadows isn’t about to break any box-office records. The latest Burton / Depp collaboration — also featuring Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloë Grace Moretz — opened with a disappointing $9.72m (including $550k from Thursday midnight screenings) at 3,755 North American locations. Dark Shadows is expected to finish its first domestic weekend with $27-28m — or less than the amount ($29.1m) The Avengers earned on its second Friday out. [See also The Avengers Movie to Break Another box-office Record?] Dark Shadows distributor Warner Bros. had been expecting at the very least a $35m opening weekend. Burton and Depp’s previous collaboration, Alice in Wonderland, debuted with $116m in March 2010. In fact, even Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which scored $9.3m on opening weekend in December 2007, sold more tickets than Dark Shadows. Making »
- Zac Gille
Johnny Depp vampire: Dark Shadows The Avengers to break another box-office record? As per early, rough box-office estimates, the Joss Whedon-directed superhero movie is expected to gross $28-29m at 4,349 theaters in North America on Friday and a whopping $100m by Sunday evening — up from $80-90m predicted earlier today. Meanwhile, Tim Burton / Johnny Depp’s Dark Shadows opened with a disappointing $10.5m at 3,755 locations. Dark Shadows is expected to finish its first weekend with $28m — the amount The Avengers is expected to earn on its second Friday out. The above figures were found at Deadline.com, which adds that Dark Shadows distributor Warner Bros. was expecting at the very least a $35m opening weekend. Burton and Depp’s previous collaboration, Alice in Wonderland, opened with $116m in March 2010. Making matters worse for Dark Shadows: its budget is pegged at $150-175m, not including marketing / distribution expenses. Unless »
- Zac Gille
Kristen Stewart's Snow White movie: Snow White and the Huntsman Kristen Stewart is seen above as Snow White in recently released images from Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman. Despite the sunny, lush, fairy-tale-ish visual of this particular shot, Snow White and the Huntsman looks and sounds like a dark, fantastical story for adults. Check out the Swath trailer/TV spot. Distributed by Universal, Snow White and the Huntsman opens June 1. Stewart's co-stars are Thor / The Avengers' Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman, Prometheus / Young Adult's Charlize Theron (Best Actress Oscar winner for Monster) as the Evil Queen, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Sam Claflin as Prince Charming. [See also Beautiful Kristen Stewart photo.] Snow White and the Huntsman's screenplay is credited to Killing Season's Evan Daugherty, The Blind Side / The Rookie's John Lee Hancock, and Drive / The Wings of the Dove's Hossein Amini. In addition to Stewart, »
- Zac Gille
Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Snow White and the Huntsman Can't say I enjoy featurettes as they're nothing more than movie infomercials. The interviews are likely staged or, at the very least, carefully planned. Those interviewed aren't going to be impartial, and if they do say anything that could be perceived as negative, that will be edited out of the final featurette talking-head-and-torso compilation. I much prefer watching the actual trailers, as they give you (or at least they're supposed to give you) an indication of what the movie is actually about — and how it has turned out. Anyhow, those who are into featurettes may enjoy this one. Among the interviewees are Oscar winner Charlize Theron (Monster), Twilight's Kristen Stewart, Thor's Chris Hemsworth, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Sam Claflin discussing the making of Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman. (Those who are into »
- Andre Soares
Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman This Snow White and the Huntsman TV spot (please scroll down) features a few moments not seen before. Or at least that I hadn't seen before. Brief, fleeting moments, but there all the same — e.g., Charlize Theron's Evil Queen Ravenna (my fingers keep going for "Rihanna," but she's in another summer movie, Peter Berg's Battleship) telling Kristen Stewart's Snow White: "I feel that you and I are bound … forever!" Distributed by Universal, Snow White and the Huntsman opens June 1. Also this year, Kristen Stewart co-stars with Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley in Walter Salles' On the Road, which will quite possibly be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May. In mid-November, Stewart will be seen for the last time (I assume, though one never knows) as Bella Swan opposite Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in Bill Condon »
- Zac Gille
Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman Snow White and the Huntsman is one of the (very) few Hollywood movies I'm eager to watch next summer — Ridley Scott's Prometheus and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises are the other two that come to mind. Directed by feature-film newcomer Rupert Sanders (formerly a director of commercials) from a screenplay by Killing Season's Evan Daugherty, The Blind Side / The Rookie's John Lee Hancock, and Drive / The Wings of the Dove's Hossein Amini, Snow White and the Huntsman is definitely far, far different from the bowdlerized, sentimentalized Disney fairy-tale we're used to. [See Snow White and the Huntsman trailer #2 below.] Sanders' film, in fact, probably looks and feels more like the original Snow White, as imagined by some creative (and twisted?) mind in the Europe of the Middle Ages, long before the Brothers Grimm put the story down on paper. One crucial difference, of course, is »
- Andre Soares
Dark Shadows 2012 poster Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, a film version of the popular television series of the late '60s/early '70s opens on May 11. Please scroll down for the special-effects-laden, uncontrollably campy trailer. Now, are you old enough to remember Dark Shadows? No? Neither am I. All I can tell you is that Dark Shadows has nothing to do with The Munsters or The Addams Family — though don't feel bad if you get Burton's Dark Shadows reboot confused with either comedy series. Looking at the above poster, my first impression was: "Oh, Johnny Depp will be playing Morticia … in Dark Shadows? Something is off." The white-powdered faces also made me think of the Cullen Clan in the Twilight movies. I'm assuming that was intentional, so as to make clueless moviegoers think they'll be watching a sneak spring preview of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Breaking Dawn Part 2. Or maybe not. »
- Zac Gille
Journalists have been glamorous social climbers and bumbling fools in fiction – sometimes they've even been feminists and righters of wrongs
Journalism is a glamorous trade in Guy de Maupassant's Bel Ami, as Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod's film adaptation (released in the Us next week and in the UK a week later) underlines by casting Robert Pattinson as Georges Duroy and Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci and Holly Grainger as women drawn to the rising Parisian reporter. As well as introducing him to them and assisting his progress as a social climber, working for La Vie Française gives him the power to manipulate or bring down ministers.
What he epitomises too, though, is a press that's sordid and shallow, advancing the personal ends of journalists and owners with no underlying ethical code. Writing talent and a lengthy building up of specialist knowledge aren't essential: Duroy owes »
- John Dugdale
This live feed for the 2012 BAFTA Awards red carpet (please scroll down) seems to be working. So, you should be able to watch at least the BAFTA 2012 red carpet arrivals online. If you're in the United Kingdom, you might also want to check out BBC3 at 7:30 p.m. London time for the red carpet arrivals (featuring Miss Piggy), and BBC1 at 9:00 p.m. London time for the actual BAFTA ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. [BAFTA 2012 winners.] Presenters at the 2012 BAFTAs include Slumdog Millionaire's Anil Kapoor, Skyfall's Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris, Sling Blade's Billy Bob Thornton, Bridesmaids' Chris O'Dowd, Bel Ami's Christina Ricci and Holliday Grainger, The King's Speech/A Single Man's Colin Firth, and Red Tails/Jerry Maguire' Cuba Gooding Jr. Also, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2/The Woman in Black's Daniel Radcliffe, Johnny English Reborn »
- D. Zhea
Among other recent revelations and assertions ranging from the highly personal to the highly political, Daniel Radcliffe has publicly complained that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, 2011's biggest worldwide blockbuster and the very last Harry Potter movie, is in the running in only three "technical" categories for the 2012 Academy Awards. (For the record, those are Best Art Direction, Best Makeup, and Best Visual Effects.) "I don't think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids' films, unless they're directed by Martin Scorsese," the former Harry Potter star remarked in an interview with Radio Times. "I was watching Hugo the other day and going, 'Why is this nominated and we're not?' I was slightly miffed. There's a certain amount of snobbery. It's kind of disheartening. I never thought I'd care. But it would've been nice to have some recognition, just for the hours put in." Hugo, which happens »
- Zac Gille
20 items from 2012
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