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Rachel Weisz's young son looks set to follow in his mother's acting footsteps - but she is hoping he decides against a career in the spotlight.
The Mummy star and her fiance Darren Aronofsky welcomed Henry in 2006, and the filmmaker recently took the three year old to see Weisz on the London stage, where she was starring in A Streetcar Named Desire.
And it seems the experience gave the youngster a taste for acting.
Weisz says, "His dad brought him in after a matinee to watch the curtain call and he figured out bowing and getting claps. So, yesterday, he put on his policeman’s outfit and bowed. That was the show."
But the 39 year old is adamant she doesn't want her son to pick acting as a career: "I hope he’s not an actor - I’d dissuade him as hard as I could." »
Rachel Weisz struggles to remember the moment she won a prestigious Academy Award in 2006 - because she was so heavily pregnant it was like an "out of body" experience.
Weisz admits the ceremony was extremely surreal - and confesses she can barely recall her winning moment.
She says, "My son was born in 2006, so it must have been then. It was bizarre, because I was seven months pregnant, so the whole experience was bonkers. (Winning is) surreal, it’s as if it isn’t really happening to you… it’s very out of body. Anyway, it takes a while for it to sink in. Ask me (what it was like) in another decade." »
The Mummy star admits she was immediately won over by the movie vampire's "rebel vibe" when they first met.
She tells MTV, "He wasn't star-struck. He's got the whole rebel vibe... He's kind of iconoclastic. He's flaunting authority. Pretty cool.
"Meeting him was vampiric. He sucked my blood!"
And Weisz is "very excited" at the prospect of working with her fellow Brit and her other co-star Hugh Jackman.
She adds, "It's a great screenplay, and Robert and Hugh are both great actors."
Production on the movie is set to begin early next year. »
Rachel Weisz is bracing herself for an awkward public encounter with her curious three-year-old son - because he's fascinated by women's breasts.
And the star is worried he might get grabby with strangers around.
She says, "There's two things he's interested in: firemen and women's breasts.
"He just talks about them all the time and he thinks I've got the biggest breasts in the world, which clearly isn't true! He does (talk about them in public) but he's not embarrassed me yet. Although I'm sure that's still to come." »
Rachel Weisz admitted that she's looking forward to team up with "Twilight Saga" star Robert Pattinson, for upcoming movie "Unbound Captives". In recent interview with MTV News, Weisz said, 'I'm very excited."
Although she knows little about the vampire saga, Weisz who recently met Pattinson gushed, "Meeting him was vampiric. He sucked my blood." The Angela Dodson/Isabel Dodson in "Constantine" then questioned whether she is right referring the actor as Edward Cullen. "Wait, is he the vampire?" she asked. "He is the vampire, right?"
Weisz, moreover, revealed on what she thought about her co-star, saying "He wasn't star-struck. He's got a whole rebel vibe, right? Yeah, that was his vibe." The 38 year-old actress continued, "He's kind of iconoclastic. He's flaunting authority. Yeah, pretty cool."
You can’t buy the kind of publicity Playgirl magazine has received for getting Levi Johnston to pose naked.
Well, actually, I guess you can. What did the magazine pay the ex-future-second-son-in-law anyway? Given all the ink and pixels that have been spilled over this, it was pretty good deal for Playgirl, especially since the word now is that he didn’t even do the whole lumberjack.
Not surprisingly, the magazine is said to be eagerly looking for other famous folks willing to disrobe.
We have some suggestions.
But let’s face it: Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Evans are never going to pose naked for Playgirl. The same goes for virtually every other person on our annual Hot 100 list. These folks are at the very peak of their careers, and they need neither the money nor the, uh, exposure.
That said, there are plenty of other familiar faces (and bodies »
- Brent Hartinger
The coveted prize has been renamed to honour Liam Neeson's wife, who died following a tragic skiing accident in Montreal, Canada in March.
Richardson's mother, veteran performer Vanessa Redgrave, was on hand to present the trophy to Weisz.
Accepting the award, Weisz said, "It is even more of an honour because this is the first year that the award has been named after the great and much, much-loved Natasha Richardson."
Sir Ian McKellen was also given a special award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to British theatre throughout his 50-year career. »
Celebrating cinematic folk, born on this day 11/23. Get out your kazoos.
Franco, Maxwell and Harpo. Half of the fun of building these posts
is these completely nonsensical groupings!
1859 Billy the Kid, outlaw. I've always thought it a mystery as to exactly why people routinely idolize characters whom they would never want to meet in real life. Murderers, criminals, thieves, (especially gangsters)... they all get the silver screen pedestal treatment. Billy has been portrayed dozens of times and Val Kilmer, Emilio Estevez, Kris Kristofferson, Buster Crabbe and Paul Newman have all done the job.
1888 Harpo Marx I'm embarrassed to say this but I can never remember which Marx Bros is which. When I watch 30s comedies, I almost always select a screwball romance.
1892 Erté artist over whom wee Nathaniel obsessed, wanting a whole animated movie to spring forth from his theatrical illustrations of ladies in elaborate headdresses and fab gowns.
1913 Michael Gough, »
- NATHANIEL R
Rachel Weisz counts herself lucky to have close girlfriends because she would struggle with the trials of motherhood without the support of her female pals.
And she admits she would go mad if it weren't for the support of a group of fellow mums.
She tells Redbook magazine, "I think one of the things that mothers aren't allowed to talk about enough to one another is the times when you're pulling your hair out at home with the kids. Those moments when everything is crashing in and you feel like you're going to scream. It doesn't make us less good or less human, just real.
"I think there is sometimes too much pressure on us to be perfect parents, to be empathetic and loving all the time. Every woman needs a good girlfriend to be able to turn to and say, 'I just can't deal with it all today.' Because even though children are the most precious things in the world, they are also sent to test us. I think women are already stretched and pressured to be perfect, and it kind of drives me crazy."
But the 39 year old maintains her life has improved since settling down, adding, "I find I can get a lot more done since I've had Henry. Suddenly, in 45 minutes, you can get twice as much done as you once did. I've become a lot more organised. And I'm a much happier person since I've had Henry, and much more balanced. I feel I have an ultimate purpose beyond anything else in my life." »
When the stars of the Indiana Jones and The Mummy movies team up, you might be forgiven for expecting a super-cool action-adventure blockbuster. Unfortunately, however, the first team up between Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser is looking rather less bombastic and rather more schmaltzy.
Extraordinary Measures may feature no whips, hats or resurrected ghouls but it's shaping up to be one hell of a tear-jerker as Fraser's downtrodden dad appeals to Ford's brilliant scientist for help in saving his terminally ill children.
Based on a true story and featuring plenty of uplifting music and cute kids in wheelchairs, this is sure to be a masterclass in melodramatic entertainment.
Take a look at the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments section...
>> Real the whole article | on Screenrush - Thursday 12 November 2009
In Part 3 of Wamg’s look at 2012, we’ll take a look at the posters marketing the film as well as other disaster themed posters. Back in August, I showed you some of the dazzling posters from director Roland Emmerich’s apocalyptic movie. For me, there’s nothing better than when you go into the theater, movie posters towering all around, and you instinctively walk right up to one that catches your eye… especially the visually cool ones. That film is immediately locked into the brain and you begin thinking about what the first teaser for the film will look like on the big screen. Funny enough, this latest one for 2012 is reminiscent of The 10 Commandments, although Heston’s “Moses” has a far better outcome, and with a totally different type of ”God’s Wrath” looming in the distance. No burning bush or stone tablets to save this Tibetian Monk. »
Indian-born actor Erick Avari has been acting for 30 years. From films, on and off-Broadway shows, TV, regional theaters to opera, Avari has developed a successful and varied career. He has appeared in movies such as The Mummy with Brendan Fraser, Mr. Deeds with Adam Sandler, Independence Day with Will Smith, Paul Blart: Mall Cop with Kevin James; acted with Shakespeare and Company in Stockbridge, Ma, been in many TV shows such as the soap Days of Our Lives, Heroes, Burn Notice, Jag, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, NYPD Blue; on Broadway, including A Midsummer's Night's Dream and in David Hare's A Map of the World; in the musical The King and I, and »
- Sue Klasky
And we have our winner!
Alejandro Olivo - Lompoc, CA
Thanks to everyone who entered – we have more cool contests on the way before the year is out!
Lots of contests going on here after we laid low for a while… Next up we have a G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra DVD Prize Pack to give away.
G.I. Joe comes out today (November 3rd) on DVD and Blu-ray and thanks to the folks at Paramount Home Entertainment we have not only the two-disc DVD, but also some cool goodies to go along with it.
Here’s the official G.I. Joe DVD/Blu-ray announcement:
The ultimate elite fighting force hit the big screen to defend the world and ended up conquering it in the worldwide smash hit G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which earned over $280 million at the global box office. The action-packed, visually arresting adventure »
- Vic Holtreman
Guy Ritchie has his hands on a winner here. If you were in any doubt as to the authenticity of his re-imagining of Conan Doyle’s dour detective you need look no futher than this new trailer, released over at MTV. It shows Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law as Holmes and Watson: The Superhero years with fist fights, quick wits and the whole of London on fire from one exploding side show or another. To paraphrase J.J. Abrams – this is not your father’s Sherlock Holmes.
And yet it works. I was smiling constantly through this trailer, loving the interplay between Holmes and Watson, genuinely excited to see Mark Strong’s sneering villain; this is London and Holmes seen through a laudanum induced haze. I got a sense I was watching something akin to Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – the scale, the dirt and the violence, crossed »
- Jon Lyus
Here's my problem with the picture: a furiously-filmed chase through the streets of Paris should be spectacular and thrilling. Instead, it's incoherent, routine, even disappointing. Director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) turns in another by-the-numbers action spectacle, this time starring Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Marlon Wayans, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. There are better ways to waste your time and money. Skip it. Also on Blu-ray.
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Tony Scott's remake is a higher-grade disappointment, coming achingly close to delivering an unqualified success. Derailed by John Travolta's unrepentant scenery-chewing, which goes far beyond the bounds of bad taste, and an unhealthy preoccupation with explaining everything, the film motors along reasonably well, fashioning a paranoid tale of post-9/11 terror and ticking time bomb suspense. Denzel Washington is eminently watchable, and »
- Peter Martin
Finally! Our first real look at Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has arrived in the form of this HD trailer courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes. Based on the popular video game series which made it big with the release of Sands of Time back in 2003 and its pair of sequels the following two years, the video game adaptation is hoped to help bring a change to a movie genre that has traditionally suffered from low quality movies based on known video game franchises.
Check out the action-packed and visually appealing trailer after the jump.
For those unfamiliar with the story of the movie, here’s the synopsis:
From the team that brought the “Pirates of the »
- Rob Keyes
When a good writer decides to step up to the director's chair, I almost always get both nervous and excited. We usually know that they can meticulously craft a story on paper, but do they have the keen visual eye and management skills to bring together hundreds of people and bring those pages to life? Hellboy screenwriter Peter Briggs will take on this task as Variety reports he will be directing Mortis Rex, a story set in 122 Ad that "centers on a disgraced Roman war hero who is given a last opportunity to redeem his reputation when sent to a Roman garrison beset by a spate of brutal and unexplained killings." Might be pretty damn cool. The film is being produced under Frelaine Productions by Jim Jacks who was responsible for bringing The Mummy franchise to Universal. The hope is for Mortis Rex to start shooting in the spring, taking »
- Ethan Anderton
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is set to hit DVD and Blu-ray on November 3rd from Paramount Home Entertainment in a single disc edition DVD, Two-Disc Edition DVD and Two-Disc Edition Blu-ray. M&C has teamed with Paramount Home Entertainment to give away prize packs from the film! Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra stars Channing Tatum (Public Enemies), Marlon Wayans (Dance Flick), Sienna Miller (Factory Girl), Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500) Days of Summer), Rachel Nichols (.Alias.) and Ray Park (X-Men), as well as veteran actors Dennis Quaid (Vantage Point) and Christopher Eccleston (Gone in Sixty Seconds). The G.I. Joe team travels the world from the Egyptian desert to the polar »
- Patrick Luce
Welcome to Part 2 of our 1999 Movie Retrospective. The final year of the last century was one hell of a cinematic ride and it offered some outstanding films for lovers of cinema.
Now be aware that this is not a definitive list of the films released - it’s a brief rundown highlighting interesting films that should be seen (although not always for the right reasons).
You can check out the first part (A-e) here or continue reading to see the other gems that were released in 1999.
Fight Club was a box office disappointment ten years ago, but it has gained a Huge cult following since - and it must have made an absolute mint on DVD. Brad Pitt and Edward Norton star in this David Fincher directed adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s now-famous novel. The film is another example of world perspective from a late 90s view point. »
- Niall Browne
It’s classic movie monster time! I was going to wait until Christmas to talk about this, but now seemed like a more appropriate time. We are going to compare the original black and white movie monsters (and the actors who brought them to life), against more modern versions and actors to see who comes out on top.
I know there are dozens of classic monsters, including the Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Fly, giant robots, aliens, and over-sized insects/animals, but I’m going to focus on the more famous literary monsters : Frankenstein’s monster, The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy.
Let’s start with my favorite character, Frankenstein’s monster. Most people incorrectly refer to the monster As Frankenstein - but actually, author Mary Shelley never gave the creature a name. In the 1818 novel, Shelley writes about mad scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein and how he learns to create life. »
- Paul Young
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