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Anthony Hopkins (Hitchcock) as a noble but misguided Roman general who finds himself ensnared in an unwinnable war of vengeance with an implacable barbarian queen (Jessica Lange, TV’s American Horror Story). With its time-bending mix of elements from Ancient Rome, Fascist Italy, Fifties America, and Punk Britain, Taymor’s radical re-imagining of the classic tragedy offers a dark vision of violence, murder, rape, and revenge.
A critical favorite upon its U.S. theatrical release in December, 1999, Stephen Holden of The New York Times »
To celebrate the impending release of Grown Ups 2 on Blu-Ray and DVD on Monday 2nd December, we’re giving three lucky WhatCulture readers the opportunity to win a copy of the comedy film on Blu-Ray.
The boys are back! Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade return for a second gathering of childhood friends in the comedy Grown Ups 2, available December 2nd on Blu-ray™ and DVD with Ultraviolet™ from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Lenny (Sandler) has relocated his family back to the town in which he and his friends grew up and soon realises that he can try to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, but between old bullies, cops on skis and a group of rowdy local college kids, sometimes crazy follows wherever you go. The returning all-star cast also includes Salma Hayek (Here Comes the Boom, Frida), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) and Maria Bello »
- Simon Gallagher
To mark the release on Grown Ups 2 on 2nd December, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
Lenny (Sandler) has relocated his family back to the town in which he and his friends grew up and soon realises that he can try to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, but between old bullies, cops on skis and a group of rowdy local college kids, sometimes crazy follows wherever you go. The returning all-star cast also includes Salma Hayek (Here Comes the Boom, Frida), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) and Maria Bello (TV’s “Touch”), who are joined by NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, Nick Swardson (Jack and Jill), Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) and Milo Ventimiglia (TV’s “Heroes”, upcoming Grace of Monaco).
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Best Live Action Short Film semi-finalists: Oscar 2014 (Tom Hollander and Martin Freeman in ‘The Voorman Problem’) Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 live action short films remained in the running for the 2014 Academy Awards. Among the semi-finalists, topics and characters include African child soldiers (That Wasn’t Me), a troubled Italian boy who refuses to take off a wrestler’s mask (Tiger Boy), romance and time travel (Sundance entry Record/Play, slated to become a feature), an abused Inuit wife (Throat Song), and a (possible) lunatic who believes he’s god (The Voorman Problem). One hundred and twenty shorts had originally qualified for the Best Live Action Short Film category. The 10 short films still in contention for the 2014 Oscar in the Best Live Action Short Film category are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me), Esteban Crespo, »
- Andre Soares
The new series, which will air on FX next summer, is based off the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan.
Bradley will replace John Hurt (Only Lovers Left Alive) in the role of Professor Abraham Setrakian, a holocaust survivor who immigrated to the United States after World War II and now runs a pawn shop in Spanish Harlem. As mysterious viral outbreak reminiscent of an ancient and »
- Pamela Gocobachi
The FX network has placed a pilot order for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’. FX ordered 13 episodes of the vampire thriller that follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (played by Corey Stoll) and his team at New York City’s Centers for Disease Control. Together the crew who must deal with a viral outbreak resembling an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. While trying to contain the spread of the strain, New Yorker will panic amid the chaos. The series has been described by FX’s Eric Schrier as an “epic story with stunning visuals and remarkable acting.” Joining Stoll is Frida’s Mia Maestro, The Hobbit’s Sean Astin, X-Men’s Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown [ Read More ]
- Sarah Anne Luoma
The great and underrated actor Michael Pena finally gets the chance to shine as a lead in Diego Luna’s forthcoming biopic Cesar Chavez: An American Hero. Pena’s appeared in terrific supporting turns over recent years in the likes of Shooter, Crash and End Of Watch. Here he takes on the role of the civil-rights activist during his iconic organisation of the larger non-violent protest in Us history to get basic human rights for over 50,000 farm workers in California
Director and producer Luna, best known as an acclaimed actor from Frida, Milk and Elysium, offers an fascinating insight into Chavez with a tense, dramatised feature film written by Hotel Rwanda’s Keir Pearson.
Casar Chavez: An American Hero is slated for Us cinemas from the 4th April 2014. No word on a UK release as yet. It co-stars Gabriel Mann, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Kevin Dunn and Peter Jason. »
- Craig Hunter
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
streaming now, before it’s on dvd
Before Midnight: marvelous: wise and witty and truly romantic, with glorious, naturalistic performances by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Renoir: immersively gorgeous portrait of future filmmaker Jean Renoir in his early days, and the final days in the life of his father, painter Pierre-August [at Amazon Instant Video]
new to stream
A Hijacking (Kapringen): harrowing Danish drama of modern-day piracy as a sort of illicit corporate takeover; riveting and exhausting [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
homework for Before Midnight
Before Sunrise: the first chapter of Jesse and Celine’s romance, in Vienna [at Amazon Instant Video] Before Sunset: the second chapter of Jesse and Celine’s romance, in Paris [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
to pair with Renoir
new to stream »
- MaryAnn Johanson
• Salma Hayek (Frida) has joined the cast of the indie sex comedy How To Make Love Like An Englishman, about a hedonistic, romantic poetry professor at Cambridge (Pierce Brosnan) who questions his lifestyle after he meets the perfect woman (Hayek, of course). The only complicating factor is that he’s just impregnated her stepsister, a grad student played by Jessica Alba. Tom Vaughan (What Happens in Vegas, Starter for 10) is directing the comedy, which is slated to begin shooting this fall. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Catherine Hardwicke, Julie Taymor and Julie-Anne Robinson are all celebrated directors with the same complaint: They had no role models when they started out. "I certainly didn't know any female directors when I came to L.A.," Hardwicke, director of "Thirteen" and "Twlight," told TheWrap. Taymor, too, lamented "the worship of the enfant terrible -- the brilliant young male." "If woman is a maverick or an auteur, she often is labeled a bitch," the "Frida" and "Across the Universe" director said. Robinson (left) is a Golden Globe-nominated director who has a large catalogue of episodic »
- Lucas Shaw
London, August 9: Salma Hayek has revealed that her husband Francois-Henri Pinault is the more grown up one in the family.
The 46-year-old actress said that they are both good at having fun and that is wonderful and although they speak different languages, they communicate beautifully, Metro.co.uk reported.
Hayek said that her on-screen outfit in one of the scenes in her upcoming flick Grownups 2 reminds her of her childhood.
The 'Frida' star said that she was a punk kid and painted her spiked hair with blue spray. (Ani) »
- Smith Cox
Women in Film: Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, and dozens of movie actresses in curious morphing montage A few dozen top international female movie stars, most of them Hollywood celebrities, are seen in the Women in Film morphing montage below created by Philip Scott Johnson. The faces belong to actresses from the 1910s to the early 21st century. (Image: The ‘Daughter’ of Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner — who sort of looks like a cross between Eleanor Parker and Cyd Charisse as well — in the Women in Film morphing montage.) Just as interesting as trying to identify each of the famous faces is stopping the video while the morphing is going on, so you get Daughter of Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner, or Daughter of Audrey Hepburn and Dorothy Dandridge, or Daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer and Sigourney Weaver. Some of those Daughters are quite pretty; others look like they’ve just landed on this planet. »
- Andre Soares
Adam Sandler Grown Ups 2: One of Sandler’s biggest domestic openings ever? Directed by Dennis Dugan, and starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Kevin James, Grown Ups 2 opened with $41.5 million from 3,491 North American locations this past weekend, July 12-14, according to weekend box-office actuals found at Box Office Mojo. That figures includes an estimated $2.3 million from Thursday evening and midnight screenings — and it’s about $1 million below studio estimates published on Sunday. Grown Ups 2‘s per-theater average was a solid $11,890. (Photo: Adam Sandler in Grown Ups 2.) Although a more modest gross than studio estimates indicated, $41.5 million was enough for the $80 million-budgeted Grown Ups 2 to easily beat Guillermo del Toro’s $190 million-budgeted sci-fi actioner Pacific Rim, which took in $37.28 million by Sunday evening — also about $1 million below studio estimates. Grown Ups 2 ended up trailing only the animated 3D holdover Despicable Me 2, which »
- Zac Gille
Grown Ups 2 beats original Grown Ups, Pacific Rim disappoints on opening weekend: Box office (photo: Taylor Lautner in Grown Ups 2) Here’s a quick rundown of the top twelve movies at the North American box office this weekend, July 12-14, 2013. Universal’s Despicable Me 2, featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, was the no. 1 movie, with an estimated $44.75 million — down a not inconsiderable 46% — according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. Despicable Me 2‘s cume currently stands at $229.23 million. The no. 2 movie was the $80 million-budgeted Adam Sandler comedy Grown Ups 2 — which North American critics apparently feel plays out like a tragedy, what with a dismal 9% approval rating and 3.2/10 average at Rotten Tomatoes. Anyhow, American and Canadian audiences seem to be thirsty for tragedies: Grown Ups 2 scored $42.5 million and a solid $12,174 per-theater average. Besides Sandler, the Dennis Dugan-directed Grown Ups 2 also features Chris Rock, »
- Zac Gille
Pacific Rim weekend box office: Likely trailing Grown Ups 2, Despicable Me 2 (Photo: Charlie Hunnam in Pacific Rim) Despite a quite promising Thursday evening start, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim should not get even close to the $50 million mark at the domestic box office this weekend, July 12-14, 2013. Del Toro’s homage to Japanese monsters movies of the ’50s and ’60s has lost quite a bit of steam, apparently after IMAX pre-sales ran their course. According to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo, Pacific Rim took in $14.62 million on Friday, July 12, including a better-than-expected $3.6 million from Thursday evening and midnight shows. Of Thursday’s figure, an estimated $835,000 originated from 331 IMAX theaters — out of a total of 3,275 venues. IMAX locations have likely continued to boost Pacific Rim‘s box-office fortunes throughout the weekend, but what about the film’s other 2,944 North American venues? Pacific Rim vs. Prometheus, Inception »
- Zac Gille
Miami, July 10 (Ians/Efe) Mexican actress Salma Hayek said Tuesday that she had rejected "many" roles to be with her family and enjoy a more home-oriented life.
"I've said no to many things and I don't regret it," the actress, who was nominated for an Oscar for her starring role in "Frida" (2003) and who Friday returns to the big screen in "Grown Ups 2", told Efe.
Hayek, who is also a film producer, said that she had felt forced to work on big productions during the summer, when her 5-year-old daughter, Valentina Paloma, is not going to school.
"If you notice, I only work in the summers," she said.
The Mexican star said she felt greatly supported in her career by her husband, French businessman François-Henri. »
- Amith Ostwal
Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a professional Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (Mu). But during his first semester at Mu, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot Mu legacy James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”), produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and executive produced by John Lasseter. »
- Movie Geeks
The Bollywood actress, who will be accompanied by husband Abhishek Bachchan, is the latest star added to the line up of high-profile presenters confirmed to appear at Twickenham Stadium, including Madonna, Jessica Chastain, Blake Lively, Freida Pinto, Zoe Saldana and James Franco.
All proceeds from the event will go towards Gucci’s Chime for Change charity. The initiative, which aims to raise funds for female empowerment, was founded by Beyonce Knowles, Salma Hayek-Pinault and Frida Gianini.
The Sound of Change concert is set to take place on June 1st at Twickenham Stadium, London.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan confirmed for »
- Meera Sharma
Operating under the working title Evita, the Argentine director's movie will focus on the aftermath of First Lady Eva Peron's death.
Bernal will play naval officer Emilio Eduardo Massera, a key figure in the Argentinian junta that oversaw the deaths and disappearances in the '70s and '80s, reports Variety.
Maestro will portray Peron in the film.
The story centres around the fate of Peron's embalmed corpse, which went unburied for 25 years while her nation suffered through the dark years of the regime.
"In this film, I want to show what Evita generated, a massive revolt against the injustices of capitalism, followed by a repression that was disproportionate, brutal and yet unsuccessful in shutting her voice forever," said Aguerro.
Spanish director Carlos Saura, the major figure of the Nuevo Cine Espanol, is set to direct “Argentina,” a documentary about tango.
Nathanael Karmitz’s MK2, which is scoring heavily this week at the Cannes Festival with “A Touch of Sin,” has acquired international sales rights.
Shooting from this fall, “Argentina” continues Saura’s lyrical exploration of the essence, talent and patrimony of popular dance and song in both fiction and documentary, which has yielded films such as 1979’s “Blood Wedding,” “Carmen” in 1983, 2007’s “Fados” and “Flamenco, Flamenco,” released in 2010.
“In line with Carlos Saura’s dance films, ‘Argentina’ will attempt an at once lyrical and analytical vision of tango, enrolling Saura’s sense of movement and aesthetics,” said Antonio Saura, who will produce out of his Madrid-based Zebra Producciones.
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
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