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Arriving in theaters on January 16, 2015, the actors and filmmakers from the upcoming Paddington movie discuss the lovely Peruvian bear in this brand new featurette.
From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (Harry Potter), Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home.
Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven.
It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
- Michelle McCue
Winslet plays Tilly Dunnage, who returns to her rural home town after many years working as a dressmaker in Parisian fashion houses. She reconciles with her ailing mother Molly, played by Davis, and goes about transforming the women of the town to get revenge on those who did her wrong.
The Dressmaker is set to release in Australia on Oct 1, 2015.
“I’ve waited years to »
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Baz Luhrmann's new Chanel No. 5 ad starring Gisele is Everything.
Now we know why Gisele makes $128,000 a day.
And clearly, she's worth every penny.
The 34-year-old supermodel stars in Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann's new short film for Chanel's iconic No. 5 fragrance, looking more beautiful than ever opposite handsome Game of Thrones actor Michiel Huisman.
News: How Gisele Fights Negativity
The short film is particularly notable as Gisele attempts to embody the modern woman -- yes, she has a love interest in the film, but she also has a child, as well as a high-profile career in the three-minute clip. Watch the full clip below.
Luhrmann memorably directed Nicole Kidman's super-romantic Chanel No. 5 short film over a decade ago, and explained how his direction has changed to reflect the times.
"The big thing for us is, how is the Chanel woman that we focused on 10 years ago, how is she »
Editor's Note: Faithful reader and frequent Best Shot participant Derreck (see his tumblr here) attended a special film event that we desperately wanted to make it to last week, a screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" with everyone's favorite red curtain Aussie auteur hosting. I invited Derreck to share his memoir of the event, so here he is to do so! - Nathaniel R.
I've never seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’ve heard about it. I’ve seen images of Tim Curry in a corset, fishnets and makeup, heard about shadowcasts and seen its enduring cultural presence in movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but I’d never actually watched the film. I was born way after it was released and even though to this day, it is one of the longest theatrical releases in the history of cinema, »
- GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Best British movies of all time? (Image: a young Michael Caine in 'Get Carter') Ten years ago, Get Carter, starring Michael Caine as a dangerous-looking London gangster (see photo above), was selected as the United Kingdom's very best movie of all time according to 25 British film critics polled by Total Film magazine. To say that Mike Hodges' 1971 thriller was a surprising choice would be an understatement. I mean, not a David Lean epic or an early Alfred Hitchcock thriller? What a difference ten years make. On Total Film's 2014 list, published last May, Get Carter was no. 44 among the magazine's Top 50 best British movies of all time. How could that be? Well, first of all, people would be very naive if they took such lists seriously, whether we're talking Total Film, the British Film Institute, or, to keep things British, Sight & Sound magazine. Second, whereas Total Film's 2004 list was the result of a 25-critic consensus, »
- Andre Soares
Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow reunited with a bunch of their "Pitch Perfect" costars Friday in New Orleans ... all for a pretty awesome "Moulin Rouge" themed wedding party.Anna and Brittany hung out at Lucky Pierre's for their friend Courtney Barnes' pre-wedding bash with Kelley Jakle and Cj Perry -- more famously known as WWE Diva Lana -- as well as a few Trebles.We're told the group rented out the Bourbon Street joint »
- TMZ Staff
It's a show that features conjoined twins, a boy with lobster hands and a terrifying, murderous clown, yet the strangest part of Wednesday night's American Horror Story: Freak Show premiere came when Jessica Lange's Elsa performed a rendition of David Bowie's Hunky Dory classic "Life on Mars?" The cover was jarring for two reasons: First, that German accent, and secondly, Bowie's track was released in 1971, but the show is based in 1952 in Jupiter, Florida. So, is time travel a subplot?
As creator Ryan Murphy tells the Wall Street Journal, »
[Spoiler Alert If You Haven't Watched The Season Premiere Of American Horror Story: Freak Show!!!] Well, that was unlike any trip to the circus we've ever taken. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's American Horror Story: Freak Show made its highly anticipated debut with a huge episode that included an old-fashioned sex tape, a bearded lady, and a David Bowie musical number. For its biggest season yet, co-creator Murphy talked to EW for an epic postmortem interview that covers all the big twists (and, of course, Twisty) and clues to season five! Entertainment Weekly: Let’s start with the opening credits. They’re animated this year. What made you want to switch it up? Ryan Murphy »
- Tim Stack
It was the week weve all been waiting for. Nancy, Richard and Luis went spoon to spoon on fiendish challenges and a killer showstopper combining sponge, caramel, choux and petit four. Heidi Stephens followed the action
So thats it for the series, and another year of Bake Off! Can I just say how bloody brilliant youve all been I adore this show and the liveblog is a joy every week, but it would be nothing without you all taking the time and effort to join in, so a heartfelt thank you. And whilst Bake Off may be over for another year, Ill be liveblogging Strictly every weekend until Christmas, so feel free to join me on Saturday and Sunday nights. You can also find me on Twitter @heidistephens, so please come and say hello.
And thats me done - Ive stuck a skewer in Bake Off 2014 and it appears to be done, »
- Heidi Stephens
Nancy Birtwhistle has been crowned winner of The Great British Bake Off 2014.
Birtwhistle managed to beat Richard Burr and Luis Troyano to the title, after a strong final performance in the Bake Off tent.
How did the Bake Off replace X Factor as Britain's biggest show?
Judge Mary Berry gave Birtwhistle "top marks for flavouring" in her signature challenge apple and lemon kites, while Paul Hollywood commented that her almond and raspberry croissants could do with some minor improvements.
Birtwhistle also came first in this week's technical challenge, which consisted of making 12 mini Victoria sponges, 12 scones and 12 tarte au citrons in the space of two hours.
Berry described Birtwhistle's Victoria sponges as having "a perfect bake", but they failed to impress Hollywood for lacking piped cream.
Her scones were praised for having a lovely texture, while her citrons were given top marks and deemed "not bad at all".
Finally, Birtwhistle's »
Judge Paul Hollywood described the winner as close to perfection in final that is expected to reach 10 million viewers
Why Nancy Birthwhistle is the nicest baker of them all
He was the hottest favourite in the programmes history but builder Richard Burr was beaten to the Great British Bake Off crown by Nancy Birtwhistle and her homebaked evocation of the Moulin Rouge.
Birtwhistle, a retired Gp practice manager and grandmother of eight from Lincolnshire, triumphed in the final of the BBC1 show on Wednesday, which was expected to be watched by 10 million viewers.
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- John Plunkett
Film Festival fans, take note! If you’re in the New York area this November and you want to take in some new indie films created by filmmakers from around the world? Then mark the 4th Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival on your calendar. The Gold Coast International Film Festival will take place between Nov. 3 and Nov. 9 thanks to Great Neck’s Gold Coast Arts Center in conjunction with the Town of North Hempstead. This year, the festival will award four-time Oscar award-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”) with the Gold Coast International Film Festival Artist of Distinction Award during the Opening Night [ Read More ]
The post 4th Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival Coming This November appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Director: Christopher Ashley
Running Time: 78 minutes
Synopsis: A young down-and-out British shoe salesman named Harry Witherspoon takes his dead American uncle (a murdered casino manager) to Monte Carlo for the best time of his life – a week of fun, dancing, gambling and sun. If the young man fulfills his uncle’s request to the letter, he will inherit the $6 million left to him. If he doesn’t, the money will go to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn.
It’s likely you’re reading this review having never heard of Lucky Stiff; Thn certainly hadn’t. If we had, we might have known that in 1988 it debuted off-Broadway and, whilst only running for 15 performances, it won a prestigious theatre award. We may have also been aware that it has had several worldwide revivals including, in 1997, a run in the West End. »
- Victoria Bull
By Anjelica Oswald
Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as a sleazy freelance TV reporter determined to go to any length in search of crime footage in Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler could get him “recognized as one of the most daring actors working in Hollywood today” and has been called some of the “best work of his career.” With this type of praise, award contention usually follows, but historically speaking, “genre films” don’t fare well at the Oscars. It’s not impossible for films that deviate from the Oscar norm — biopics, period pieces or dramas — to secure Oscar nominations for the actors involved, but looking back through the years, from 2000 to the present, shows that these films constitute a lower percentage of overall nominees.
Musicals are a type of “genre film” that actors have managed to score Oscar nominations for, though they have had more difficulty doing so since the late 60s. »
- Anjelica Oswald
Manuel here with some Spectacular Spectacular news!
This one goes out to those Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin fanatics out there (there’s still a number of us, right?). Since releasing The Great Gatsby ...sorry, two-time Academy Award winner The Great Gatsby, Baz has been flexing his muscles elsewhere: he directed some beautiful shorts for the Prada/Schiaparelli exhibit at the Metropolitan museum, he directed the musical stage adaptation of Strictly Ballroom currently playing in Sydney, and threw quite the lavish party (does he throw any other kind?) to commemorate the opening of Melbourne’s newest mall, Emporium. We’ve also been hearing whispers of him possibly directing the long-gestating Stanley Kubrick project on Napoleon for HBO. While we wait, those of us in the tri-state area (or those visiting) may get our Baz-fix from the holiday windows at Barney’s this winter in what the retail company is calling »
- Manuel Betancourt
Catching up with some stories we've missed of late.
Morgan Freeman was the first cast member announced for the remake of Best Picture winning Ben-Hur (1959) which was itself a remake of the silent epic of the same name in 1925. Freeman will play the role of a wise old man who gives advice like a Pez Dispenser with Morgan Freeman's face on it. Can Morgan Freeman do anything else? Shame that a once very gifted actor now plays Exactly the same role in everything. Maybe he doesn't care to stretch? Jack Huston of Boardwalk Empire fame (who seems to be in the running for everything these days -even if he hasn't booked the high profile stuff until now) will play the lead Charlton Heston role. But good luck trying to best William Wyler's Oscar winning classic (one of 'em rather). I shudder to think how they'll handle Messala, »
- NATHANIEL R
Issue #30 of Cinema Retro is now shipping worldwide, as is our special issue "Foto Files #1: Spy Girls", an 80-page special tribute to the sexiest femme fatales of '60s and '70s cinema.
Highlights of issue #30 include:
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles screen debut in "A Hard Day's Night" with exclusive insights from the film's director Richard Lester and David V. Picker, former head of production for United Artists. "Blood, Sweat and Togas": Hercules and the Italian sword and sandal epics of the 1960s. Exclusive! Oswald Morris: the final interview with the legendary cinematographer of such film classics as "The Guns of Navarone", "The Man Who Would Be King", "Moulin Rouge", "Oliver!", "Lolita", "Fiddler on the Roof" and "The Hill". "From Rio Bravo to El Dorado"- Part 2 of the in-depth comparison between two Howard Hawks film classics. "Francoise Dorleac: A Remembrance": a »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Collaborative crooners Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are at it again, duetting on the new single "Nature Boy." It arrives one week before the pair's latest album, "Cheek to Cheek," is released. Gaga kicks things off on the torchy piano-led ballad, before some strings and a flute come in to sweeten the deal. Then Tony arrives and the magic really happens. It's not exactly "Do What You Want With My Body," but Gaga and Bennett generate a different kind of heat. It features contributions from the late Paul Horn, the jazz flautist who worked with Bennett, Cole and other icons since the '50s. Listen to it here: Originally performed by Nat "King" Cole, the tune was also featured in 2000's "Moulin Rouge!," as pointed out in a tweet from Gaga. She also revealed that "composer Eden Ahbezwas part of a sub-culture of nomadic hippies! We channelled our own Gypsy lives in this performance. »
- Dave Lewis
By Anjelica Oswald
Every year, the glittering lights and unique experience of Broadway lures Hollywood actors to the East Coast; some are veterans of the stage and others are making their Broadway debut. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), James Franco (This is the End) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) all made their Broadway debuts earlier this year, with O’Dowd receiving a Tony nomination for Of Mice and Men and Cranston winning a Tony for All The Way. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), who hadn’t been on Broadway since his 2004 run in Assassins, scored his first Tony nomination and win for Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer.
The Broadway lineup for the end of the year hosts a number of Hollywood actors making their Broadway debuts, and they are joined by an illustrious group of Broadway vets returning to the stage.
- Anjelica Oswald
We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best.
2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »
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