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Every Book Emma Watson Has Ever Recommended

  • PEOPLE.com
A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com.

Emma Watson loves to read.

The actress has that in common with her brainy Harry Potter character Hermione as well as bookish Belle, who she plays in the much-anticipated film Beauty and the Beast, out March 17. In addition to being a bookworm, Watson is also an outspoken feminist and as well as a Un Women Goodwill Ambassador and promoter of the organization’s HeForShe movement, which is dedicated to recruiting men into the movement for gender equality. As a response to her work with the Un, she launched the feminist
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Amazon Video Direct: E-Commerce Giant Reveals Top-Performing Content Partners (Exclusive)

Since Amazon’s launch in May of Amazon Video Direct, the company says users have streamed several billion minutes of video from its partners the service, which is open to any content creator or owner and provides multiple options for generating money from that video.

That’s likely less than the staggering amount of video gushing from the fire hoses of YouTube or Netflix. But Amazon Video Direct content partners say the program represents a noteworthy new platform that is letting them generate incremental revenue. And for the first time, the e-commerce behemoth has released the list of the best-performing movie titles, TV shows and digital partners the service — which Amazon is rewarding with extra cash doled out from a $1 million pool on a monthly basis, through its “Avd Stars” program.

Amazon Video Direct partners have four distribution options: They can make their content available to Prime Video subscribers and
See full article at Variety - Film News »

The HeyUGuys Interview: Kevin Macdonald talks How I Live Now

  • HeyUGuys
The celebrated Scottish director Kevin Macdonald is known for his magisterially mounted, adult-inclined works of fiction that are shaded in politics and personal hardships. His movies have leaned toward Oscar glory (Forest Whitaker won Best Actor for his terrifying turn in The Last King of Scotland), while other films have displayed his particular talent for singling out narrative greatness in true-life stories (Marley most recently, and Life in a Day and Touching The Void before it).

His latest film, How I Live Now, which was released last year, is being released on DVD on February 10th – and to celebrate that fact, he dedicated some of his precious time to give HeyUGuys the lowdown on why young actors are better than old ones, his fondness for pulling the rug from beneath the viewer, and what the future holds for him (submarines, apparently). Beware: minor spoilers ahead.

Obviously, How I Live Now
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Photo: Henry Cavill As Superman In 2004

  • Dark Horizons
"Man of Steel" isn't the first go around for Henry Cavill in the role of Superman.

Back in mid-2004, at the age of just twenty, Cavill was a young actor mostly known for small roles in 2002's "The Count of Monte Cristo" and 2003's "I Capture the Castle".

It was also a time when he was a potential Superman in what was then known as "Superman: Flyby," the second attempt to revive Superman following Tim Burton and Nic Cage's "Superman Lives" in the late 1990s.

This incarnation had McG & Brett Ratner directing at different points with at least two scripts by "Alias" and "Felicity" creator J.J. Abrams. It ultimately fell apart once Bryan Singer came onboard and started over with "Superman Returns".

Various talents like Paul Walker, Jude Law, Josh Hartnett, Ashton Kutcher, Jared Padalecki, James Marsden and David Boreanaz were all under consideration for the film. Quite a few
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Superman to Trail Iron Man 3 (and Possibly the Original Iron Man)

Henry Cavill Man of Steel to trail Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man 3 [See previous post: "Man of Steel Weekend Box Office: June Record May Not Be Broken."] As long as it grosses at least $100 million by Sunday evening — and that’s a given — Zack Snyder / Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel will boast the second-biggest opening of 2013, behind only Shane Black / Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man 3, which collected $174.14 million in early May according to Box Office Mojo. As mentioned in the previous post, Man of Steel is expected to score anywhere between $115-$140 million. Note: Figures for both Man of Steel and Iron Man 3 include Thursday evening shows. (See updated posts: “Man of Steel trailing Original Iron Man” and “Man of Steel vs. Superman movies of years past.”) (Photo: Henry Cavill Superman in Man of Steel.) For comparison’s sake: without the advantage of box-office-inflating 3D surcharges or Thursday evening screenings, the Jon Favreau-directed Iron Man debuted with $98.68 million
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Q&A: Romola Garai

'The worst thing anyone's said to me? That I was selfish... but it was true'

Romola Garai, 30, was born in Hong Kong. She dropped out of university to appear in the TV film The Last Of The Blonde Bombshells, and went on to star in the 2003 film I Capture The Castle and 2004's Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. More recently, she appeared in Atonement and One Day. She was Bafta-nominated for her role in the BBC's The Crimson Petal And The White and played Bel in The Hour. A campaigner for women's rights, she supports the International Rescue Committee's Wake Up campaign. She is expecting a baby with the actor Sam Hoare.

When were you happiest?

In the orange blossom-filled streets of Seville, snogging on a park bench.

What is your greatest fear?

A The Road-style apocalypse.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

S, who sees the good
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Q&A: Romola Garai

'The worst thing anyone's said to me? That I was selfish... but it was true'

Romola Garai, 30, was born in Hong Kong. She dropped out of university to appear in the TV film The Last Of The Blonde Bombshells, and went on to star in the 2003 film I Capture The Castle and 2004's Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. More recently, she appeared in Atonement and One Day. She was Bafta-nominated for her role in the BBC's The Crimson Petal And The White and played Bel in The Hour. A campaigner for women's rights, she supports the International Rescue Committee's Wake Up campaign. She is expecting a baby with the actor Sam Hoare.

When were you happiest?

In the orange blossom-filled streets of Seville, snogging on a park bench.

What is your greatest fear?

A The Road-style apocalypse.

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

S, who sees the good
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Henry Cavill on Immortals, Superman and setting his sights on James Bond

Seven years ago, Christopher Nolan considered Henry Cavill for the title role in the Batman reboot before deciding he was too young, while Twilight author Stephanie Meyer wanted him to play vampire Edward, but he was considered too old.

On top of that, he was almost cast as the new James Bond, losing out to Daniel Craig, and was set to star in a Superman film directed by McG before the project was cancelled.

But finally Cavill is on the cusp of global fame. Immortals hits the big screen tomorrow (November 11), and he was given a second chance at Superman with Zack Snyder's reboot Man of Steel, which he's shooting now for release in June 2013.

Cavill was announced earlier this year as the next man to don the red cape - and the first non-American to do so. He's well aware of the privilege and the pressure.

"It's the opportunity of a lifetime.
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Romola Garai interview: On a roll

From an unflinching portrayal of the life of a Victorian prostitute in The Crimson Petal to a comically dreadful wife in the film adaptation of One Day, Romola Garai is set for stardom. But while she is uninhibited in her work, don't try asking about her private life...

Ker-flunk, ker-flunk. Romola Garai thumps across the wooden floor of the photography studio with the grace of a flat-footed Cyberman. She seems unable to control her shoes – a pair of Christian Louboutin platform heels. She looks so elegantly beautiful from the ankle up that her clod-hopping progress is particularly amusing. In the end the photographer comments.

"Yeah," says Garai and stares dispassionately at her feet. "I can't really do shoes."

Garai, it transpires, has very firm ideas about what she does and doesn't do; the way life should be lived, what's important and what she can really do without, thank you very much.
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Romola Garai interview: On a roll

From an unflinching portrayal of the life of a Victorian prostitute in The Crimson Petal to a comically dreadful wife in the film adaptation of One Day, Romola Garai is set for stardom. But while she is uninhibited in her work, don't try asking about her private life...

Ker-flunk, ker-flunk. Romola Garai thumps across the wooden floor of the photography studio with the grace of a flat-footed Cyberman. She seems unable to control her shoes – a pair of Christian Louboutin platform heels. She looks so elegantly beautiful from the ankle up that her clod-hopping progress is particularly amusing. In the end the photographer comments.

"Yeah," says Garai and stares dispassionately at her feet. "I can't really do shoes."

Garai, it transpires, has very firm ideas about what she does and doesn't do; the way life should be lived, what's important and what she can really do without, thank you very much.
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Henry Cavill Is Zack Snyder's 'Superman,' But Who Is He?

Henry Cavill Is Zack Snyder's 'Superman,' But Who Is He?
As you've probably heard over the course of this weekend, Henry Cavill is Zack Snyder's "Superman." But then you might find yourself wondering, who in the world is Henry Cavill? If you've heard his name tossed around, it's probably because of his work on Showtime series "The Tudors," the fact that he was "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's idea of a perfect Edward Cullen, or because he was reportedly one of the lead contenders to play Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins."

Cavill has had a handful of film roles over the course of his 10 year career, but the 27-year-old Brit is best known for his role as Charles Brandon in "The Tudors." He got the role back in 2007 and, barring roles in Joel Schumacher's horror flick "Blood Creek" and a bit role in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works," has not had a breakout film role since.
See full article at MTV Movies Blog »

First My Week with Marilyn Image Featuring Michelle Williams

  • MovieWeb
Trademark Films and The Weinstein Company have announced that principal photography has started on My Week with Marilyn for 7 weeks at Pinewood Studios and on location in and around London. Michelle Williams plays the iconic Marilyn Monroe alongside a fantastic British cast including Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson and Julia Ormond. The film chronicles a week in the life of Marilyn Monroe in which she escapes the shackles of her Hollywood career and embraces British life with Colin Clark. Directed by Simon Curtis and produced by David Parfitt, the film is based on Colin Clark's diaries and has been adapted for the screen by Adrian Hodges.

In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl DVD, the
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First Pic Of Willams As 'Marilyn', Filming Starts On 'My Week'

Principal photography just began for Trademark Films/The Weinstein Company's "My Week with Marilyn" based off the diaries written by Colin Clark. Not only do we get a nice and tidy little press release on what "Marilyn" is all about, we get a first look at actress Michelle Williams as our iconic blonde. Continue reading on to find out more on the production.Trademark Films and The Weinstein Company have announced that principal photography has started on My Week with Marilyn for 7 weeks at Pinewood Studios and on location in and around London. Michelle Williams plays the iconic Marilyn Monroe alongside a fantastic British cast including Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson and Julia Ormond. The Film chronicles a week in the life of Marilyn Monroe in which she escapes the shackles of her Hollywood career and embraces British life with Colin Clark. Directed by
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The First Image of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe as ‘My Week With Marilyn’ Starts Principal Photography

  • HeyUGuys
The very first official image from My Week With Marilyn has been released by Trademark Films and The Weinstein Company. Possibly the highest resolution image I’ve ever received has just been sent through to us at a whopping 19mb! I’ve shrunk it down for you so you can see it here but if for any reason you’d like to see the full res version, please give me a shout!

This new images gives us our first glimpse of what Michelle Williams will look like in the new role as Marylin Monroe in this new biopic which should be with us some time next year. The movie also stars Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson and Julia Ormond and will be shooting for seven weeks at the world famous Pinewood Studios and is directed by Simon Curtis. Read on for the full low-down…..

Friday 8th October,
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Eddie Marsan, Tom Sturridge, and Romola Garai Begin Production on Junkhearts in London

  • Collider.com
Coded Pictures began production this week on the suspense drama Junkhearts in London, with a cast headed by Eddie Marsan (Happy-Go-Lucky), Tom Sturridge (Pirate Radio), Romola Garai (Atonement), and newcomer Candese Reid. The picture follows “a vulnerable ex-soldier haunted by his past, who finds himself manipulated by a young couple as they attempt to use his home as a drugs den.” This is director Tinge Krishnan’s feature debut with a script from Simon Frank (The Dry Cleaner). Hit the jump for the full press release.

Here’s the official press release:

Eddie Marsan, Tom Sturridge And Romola Garai Join “Junkhearts” As Film Cameras Roll In London

London: 1 June 2010 – Award winning actor Eddie Marsan (Happy-Go-Lucky; Vera Drake, Sherlock Holmes) is joined by talented cast members: Tom Sturridge (The Boat That Rocked, Vanity Fair, Being Julia), Romola Garai (Vanity Fair, Atonement, I Capture the Castle) and newcomer Candese Reid in director
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Eddie Marsan Joins Junkhearts

Eddie Marsan Joins Junkhearts
Low-budget British indie Junkhearts is now being lead by the regularly excellent Eddie Marsan, and will be joined British up and comers Tom Sturridge (the young fella from The Boat That Rocked) and Romola Garai (I Capture The Castle, Atonement).Following on from his similarly dark and edgy The Disappearance Of Alice Creed, Junkhearts is a gritty urban story of an ex-soldier who is convinced by a manipulative young couple into letting them take over his house and use it as a drug den. Happy days!It’s being directed by newcomer Tinge Krishnan, who’s previously won a BAFTA for her short film Shadowscan in 2001, a similarly bleak tale, a discussion of depression set on a nightshift of an NHS hospital. The script is written by another relative beginner Simon Frank, who’s so excited about the project he tweeted just a few days ago: “Day two of Junkhearts shoot.
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Summer Training Listings

CALIFORNIALa Jolla PlayhouseP.O. Box 12039La Jolla, CA 92039(858) 550-1070, fax (858) 550-1075information@ljp.orgwww.lajollaplayhouse.orgChristopher Ashley, artistic directorEquity Lort B contractNon-EquityCasting: Casts productions in-house and through independent casting directors by invitation only. Send pix and resumes to above address, attn: Casting. See website for more information. Internships availableSeason: June - September. Shows: "Surf Report" (June); "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" (September); "Ruined" (November); "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (July); "Notes From the Underground" (September)Marin Shakespeare CompanyP.O. Box 4053San Rafael, CA 94913(415) 499-4485, fax (415) 499-1492management@marinshakespeare.orgwww.marinshakespeare.orgRobert S. Currier, artistic director; Lesley Currier, managing directorEquity Loa referenced to Lort contractNon-EquityCasting: Casts productions in-house. Send pix and resumes to Robert Currier. Please see website for specific audition dates and information.Internships and/or apprenticeships available.Season: July - September. Shows: "Travesties" (July 2-Aug. 15); "The Taming of the Shrew" (July 16-Sep. 26); "Antony and Cleopatra" (Aug. 20-Sep. 25)Pcpa Theaterfest800 S.
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Film Weekly: Romola Garai and The Twilight Saga: New Moon

This week Film Weekly goes from Britain on the eve of the second world war with Stephen Poliakoff's Glorious 39, to the American midwest in the 60s with the Coen brothers' A Serious Man, to the fangtastical environs of contemporary Washington state in The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

First up, Jason Solomons meets rising star Romola Garai, who adds to an impressive CV (Atonement, Angel, Vanity Fair) by appearing in almost every scene in Glorious 39, a conspiracy thriller based on true events in Chamberlain's government. She tells Jason how the film plays with the nature of the truth and why it's the "twisted sister" to her breakthrough film I Capture the Castle, plus how she can never live down Dirty Dancing 2.

Xan Brooks then joins Jason to review the week's key releases: the Coen brothers' fascinating, brilliantly acted A Serious Man, Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh's "too clever" The Informant!
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Bill Nighy: 'I am not suddenly the greatest actor in the world'

The star of Stephen Poliakoff's forthcoming Glorious 39 on his neuroses, playing educated toffs and why he digs David Hare

"A machiavellian dandy . . . Pure coldheartedness . . . Fabulously insincere." As I read out reviews of an old Bill Nighy performance, the actor grimaces and drums his knuckles on the table. "If ever a face was made for villainy, it's Bill Nighy's," I continue. "Wow," he murmurs. "Nighy's decadently long jaw and narrow, sneaky eyes serve him well . . ." He snorts, amused. "Sneaky eyes! Long decadent jaw! My God. I didn't know I had a decadent jaw."

Perhaps it is how Glorious 39 unfolds around him that makes you never quite trust Nighy as Alexander Keyes, a devoted father and aristocratic Conservative MP in Stephen Poliakoff's sumptuous new thriller about appeasement, set on the eve of the second world war. But perhaps Nighy has a singular talent for projecting unreliability into charming characters.
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The Vine: Holy cattle call, Batman! Young stars eyeing role

The Vine: Holy cattle call, Batman! Young stars eyeing role
It's as if Warner Bros. Pictures were shining a Bat Signal over Burbank, summoning potential Caped Crusaders. Warners and helmer Christopher Nolan are zeroing in on an actor to star in the title role of the studio's next Batman installment, which is scheduled to start shooting in February. Sources said that during the next three days, several young actors are expected to test for the role. The list of potential crime fighters includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Christian Bale, Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek), Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later), Henry Cavill (I Capture the Castle) and Eion Bailey, who stars in the upcoming HBO feature And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself. Meanwhile, sources say Hugh Dancy, currently shooting the Walt Disney Co.'s King Arthur, may test if his schedule permits and he is able to shave the beard his Arthur character, Galahad, is sporting.
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