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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
Manuel here with some Streeptastic news.
Meryl Streep has just signed on to play Florence Foster Jenkins in an upcoming Stephen Frears film. Florence will follow the eponymous protagonist, a New York heiress whose lack of musical talent didn’t stop her from pursuing a career in opera in the early twentieth century. This should be good news for us Streep fans because it means we may get three back-to-back-to-back musically-centered Meryl films in a row. Remember she’s set to play Maria Callas for Mike Nichols’ HBO adaptation of Terence McNally’s Master Class while she’s currently filming Ricky and the Flash, the Diablo Cody-penned Jonathan Demme film about an aging rock-star. More thrillingly, the Frears/Demme/Nichols triple punch is the closest we’ve gotten in a while to Streep committing to working with top-tier directing talent (no offense to David Frankel, Philippa Lloyd and Philip Noyce »
- Manuel Betancourt
Rio De Janeiro — Stephen Daldry’s Rio-set, young-adult thriller “Trash” — a groundbreaking movie in concept, financing and distribution — world premiered Tuesday night at the swish Cinepolis Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro to large applause.
There was also gleeful local appreciation of Daldry’s swings, from a Richard Curtis screenplay, at Brazil’s corruption-sodden elite, the police, its religious powers, even a Brazilian soccer association.
Such appreciation matters. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Kris Thykier at Peapie Productions produced “Trash,” in association with Fernando Meirelles’ Sao Paulo-based O2 Filmes in Brazil. Distributed by Universal Pictures Intl., it adapts a novel by Brit Andy Mulligan. Martin Sheen – as the tippling world-weary Father Julliard – and Rooney Mara – Olivia, a learning-the-ropes Ngo worker – co-star.
- John Hopewell
Are we ready for the "Brazilian answer to 'Slumdog Millionaire?'" Rio Film Festival audiences quickly granted "Trash," the latest from "The Hours" director Stephen Daldry, that label after the the film pleased crowds with comedy, child wonder, and "offshore" energy (as trades love to refer to it). Polling attendees after the film's applause-filled premiere, a Variety reporter found many locals agreed that, despite "Trash" not being a true Brazilian movie, "it is not non-Brazilian in the best sense." Many praised it for being more entertaining than most "favela" (or, Latin America slum) dramas. Whether Americans will ever see it is up in the air. Based on Andy Mulligan's young adult novel of the same name, "Trash" tells the story of three “dumpsite boys," who "make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city." Their lives spiral out of control when »
- Matt Patches
'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' trailer (image: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' poster) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer — or more specifically, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer — has been around for a little while. So this is one of those better-late-than-never posts. Directed by Francis Lawrence, who also handled the previous film in the franchise, Catching Fire, Mockingjay – Part 1 brings back Best Actress Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. Below you can watch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer titled “The Mockingjay Lives.” As you can see in the trailer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 revolves around subversive revolutionary and freedom fighter Katniss Everdeen, who sets out to rescue Peeta, a sort of prisoner whose "uniform" is a funky white costume. Four-time Academy »
- Zac Gille
Update: The 2015 Oscar race may be a twofer for Julianne Moore, with word that "Maps to the Stars" may sneak in a short release to qualify for the race. More details below. One of the major surprises out of this year's Toronto International Film Festival was Julianne Moore's heartbreaking, subdued work in "Still Alice." A film that could easily have shriveled up into a ball of schmaltz, Moore, along with directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, explore the debilitating effects of early onset Alzheimer's with confidence and familial tenderness. "Still Alice" doesn't twist its knife to illicit a sob-fest — the tears come naturally. When Sony Pictures Classics picked up "Still Alice" out of Tiff, a Best Actress campaign was a given. HitFix first broke the news that the film would get a qualifying release, but last week Sony Classics made it official: The studio will release Glatzer and Westmoreland's »
- Matt Patches
One of the big surprises of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was a film called Still Alice. Not many people I talked to saw it, but those that did were raving about Julianne Moore’s performance as a linguistics professor who begins showing the signs of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. The consensus was that if a studio picked up the independent film and set it for release before the year was out, they would have very good odds of landing a Best Actress Oscar for Moore. And that is just what Sony Pictures Classics has done. The studio confirmed today that it will release co-directors and co-writers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s adaptation of the Lisa Genova novel in New York and Los Angeles in December for a one-week awards qualifying run, officially entering Moore into this year’s Best Actress race. Hit the jump for more »
- Adam Chitwood
Focus World's abrupt 2015 placement of Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars" isn't keeping Cannes Best Actress winner Julianne Moore out of the Oscar game. She's back in the races with "Still Alice," Sony Pictures Classics' first Tiff buy and an awards usher for Moore, who plays a professor beset by early onset Alzheimer's. "Still Alice" reunites writer-directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland ("The Last of Robin Hood") and it costars Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish and Kristen Stewart, for whom word is also strong. Moore has been nominated for four Academy Awards for "Boogie Nights," "The End of the Affair," and both "The Hours" and "Far From Heaven" in 2003. In a not-so-competitive year entrance into the race is easier. She is ready to win her first Oscar. Spc plans an awards season release for "Still Alice." Reviews, and clip, below. Critics say this is a »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The folks at One Way Static Records must have chanted “Candyman” five times while looking in the mirror, because their latest release is the soundtrack to 1992’s Candyman, a film based on Clive Barker’s Books of Blood short story, “The Forbidden.” Making its vinyl debut, the eerie soundtrack by Philip Glass is available to pre-order, and we have song samples and a look at the gatefold and cassette cover art.
Press Release - “One Way Static Records is really proud to be bring you their latest release, A release where we had the chance to work with two icons in their own respective fields!
- Derek Anderson
Julianne Moore just broke into the Oscar race, but riding an unexpected horse. Many Oscarologists believed she'd be a major contender for "Maps to the Stars," but, as Gold Derby reported last week, its distributor and producers decided to campaign only for Golden Globes, SAG, etc. Not Academy Awards. Now comes the news that Sony Pictures Classics just acquired "Still Alice" at the Toronto Film Festival with plans to jam it – and Moore -- into the current derby. -Break- That's significant because Moore is one of those rare stars who Hollywood is eager to give an overdue Oscar to. She's lost four times ("Far from Heaven," "The Hours," "The End of the Affair," "Boogie Nights"), which means she's heading into that scary Deborah Kerr/ Thelma Ritter territory as Oscar's biggest loser among actresses (they both got skunked six times). Fear of pushing Kate Winslet that far w...' »
Most eyes were on Sony Pictures Classics for a potential suitor for Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's "Still Alice." They have a lot of dogs in a lot of hunts, but the lead actress race was something left lacking on their awards slate. That's all changed now, as they've just made the first steps toward potentially securing Julianne Moore her long-elusive first Academy Award. In reviewing the film out of this year's Toronto International Film Festival, HitFix's Greg Ellwood called the performance "shattering" and and write that it reminiscent of her work in films like "Safe" and "The Hours. The latter film netted the actress a Best Supporting Actress nomination the same year as a lead bid for "Far from Heaven," and incidentally, that was the last time she was invited to the Oscars dance. "There are no unbelievable hysterics," said of Moore's performance as a woman struck with Alzheimer's disease. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Toronto — Julianne Moore has already had quite a year. In May, she surprised many by taking the Best Actress honor at the Cannes Film Festival for David Cronenberg’s “Map to the Stars.” On Monday night, “Still Alice” premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival and it may feature one of the finest performances of her already illustrious career. If you were to read a short synopsis of “Alice,” an adaptation of Lisa Genova’s 2007 novel, you might be slightly concerned. The film introduces us to Alice Howland, a Columbia University professor in linguistics who has balanced a successful career with a happy marriage and three grown children. She’s just turned 50, but notices that she’s starting to forget things. Specific words are dropping out of her mind. She’ll be in the middle of a lecture and forget a phrase or subject matter. Eventually she goes to a neurologist »
- Gregory Ellwood
The gala screening will mark “Trash’s” world premiere, a matter of import for Oscar pundits given Daldry’s Academy Award track record: “Billy Elliot,” “The Hours” and “The Reader” all snagged Best Director noms, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” made the Best Picture cut.
Written by Richard Curtis and Felipe Braga, “Trash” also reps Daldry’s first teen adventure thriller, and a pioneering Brazil, U.K. co-production which melds top echelon talent from Brazil and the U.K. while staking out Brazil as its home market.
- John Hopewell
Fury (David Ayer)
[via the BFI]
The programme for the 58th BFI London Film Festival launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. The lineup includes highly anticipated fall titles including David Ayer’s Fury, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, the Sundance smash Whiplash, Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language 3D, The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild.
As Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, it introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience, offering a compelling combination of red carpet glamour, engaged audiences and vibrant exchange. The Festival provides an essential profiling opportunity for films seeking global success at the start of the Awards season, promotes the careers of British and »
Critically-acclaimed director Stephen Daldry (The Hours, The Reader) returns to the big screen with Trash. Universal Pictures UK has released an international trailer for this adaptation of Andy Mulligan's novel, which follows a group of Brazilian boys who find something in a trash heap that could change their entire country.
Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping on it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, the world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It's a bag of clues. It's a bag of hope. It's a bag that will change everything. Soon Raphael and his friends are running for their lives. Hounded by the police, it takes »
Here’s the new trailer for Trash which has a fantastic cast including Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein. It’s Directed by Stephen Daldry who previously brought us The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliott. The movie hits UK cinemas Jan 30th 2015.
Check out the trailer below and you can click the images to enlarge.
When two trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet’s return, the boys, Rafael (Rickson Tevez) and Gardo (Luis Eduardo), realise that what they’ve found must be important. Teaming up with their friend Rato (Gabriel Weinstein), the trio begins an extraordinary adventure as they try to hang onto the wallet, »
- David Sztypuljak
After a subtitle-free look at the next film from Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), today we have a new trailer that will give one a much better sense of what’s in store for Trash. Based on the novel of the same name by Andy Mulligan and scripted by Love Actually’s Richard Curtis, the film tracks three […] »
- Jordan Raup
To celebrate the release of Before I Go To Sleep starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong (in cinemas September 5th), we are offering 3 of you the chance to win a copy of the Before I go to Sleep novel, the official poster and The Others and The Talented Mr. Ripley on DVD.
Based on the International Best-Selling Novel by S. J. Watson, Before I Go To Sleep is a tense psychological thriller starring Academy Award® Winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours), Academy Award® Winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) and Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). After a traumatic accident, Christine Lucas (Kidman) wakes up every day without being able to remember the day before. With the fear of living each day with no memory, she attempts to piece together the events of her past, uncovering terrifying truths that force her to question everyone around her, »
- Dan Bullock
Twenty years has passed since we were first introduced to the characters of My So-Called Life, twenty years! Where has the time gone? And more importantly when did I get so old?
While most of you won’t really care too much what I’ve been up to since the show finished, let’s take a look at what the actors have been up to in the years since the cancellation of what is frankly the greatest teen TV drama ever.
Claire Danes (Angela Chase)
After breaking out in My So-Called Life, Danes focused on her film career first with a leading role in 1995’s Little Women and then supporting roles in smaller but interesting films like Home For The Holidays, How to Make An American Quilt and »
HBO's Westworld adaptation continues to add to its already impressive cast. Four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris has landed a pivotal role in the premium cable network's adaptation of the sci-fi hit, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Inspired by Michael Crichton's 1973 feature film, the drama is billed as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. Harris (The Hours, Pollock, The Truman Show, Apollo 13) will star as The Man in Black, described as the distillation of pure villainy into one man. He joins a cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel
- Lesley Goldberg
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