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Venice — A decade ago, Johnny Depp appeared to be fast closing in on his first best actor Oscar. After having acquired a reputation through the 1990s as one of Hollywood’s most singularly creative leading men — giving award-caliber performances in the likes of “Ed Wood” and “Donnie Brasco” — his first nomination was a belated one. He was 40 in 2003: It was a testament to how much respect Depp had earned during his formative years that the Academy finally welcomed him to the club for his flamboyant gonzo turn in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” It was, needless to say, the polar opposite of an Oscar-chasing vehicle. You don’t get nominated for a jokey Disney summer blockbusters unless your peers really, really like you.
He lost to Sean Penn, of course, but it was a close-run thing; Depp had pulled off an upset win at the Screen Actors Guild awards, »
- Guy Lodge
Scott Cooper's true crime drama "Black Mass" had its world premiere at the Venice film festival on Friday. And the first wave of reviews are heaping praise Johnny Depp for his performance as Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger, who acted as an FBI informant for more than three decades. Cooper -- whose first film, "Crazy Heart," won Jeff Bridges the Best Actor Oscar in 2009 after four losses -- could be a good luck charm as well for Depp, a three-time also-ran at the Academy Awards. -Break- Depp has contended three times already for Best Actor ("Pirates of the Caribbean," 2003; "Finding Neverland," 2004; "Sweeney Todd," 2007). Now, for this change-of-pace performance in "Black Mass," he sits in fourth place on our Oscar prediction chart for Best Actor, with the backing of three of our Oscar experts and one of our editors. Critics singled out Depp in their rave reviews ...' »
The icy blue eyes of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger stare out from the screen in Scott Cooper’s “Black Mass” like the gaze of some confident jungle predator calmly lying in wait, holding his ground until the moment he moves in for the kill. And that same coolly calculated composure extends to every aspect of how the actor playing Bulger embodies the role, or rather disappears into it. But if Johnny Depp’s mesmerizing performance — a bracing return to form for the star after a series of critical and commercial misfires — is the chief selling point of “Black Mass,” there is much else to recommend this sober, sprawling, deeply engrossing evocation of Bulger’s South Boston fiefdom and his complex relationship with the FBI agent John Connolly, played with equally impressive skill by Joel Edgerton. Something of an anti-“The Departed” (which was partly inspired by the »
- Scott Foundas
Moviegoers are eagerly anticipating Katniss Everdeen’s last act.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2,” the final film in the popular series, is the most anticipated fall movie, according to a recent survey by Fandango. That distinction comes with a big caveat. The online ticketer polled 1,000 moviegoers on the films they’re most excited to see between September and November, but that excluded a certain blockbuster-to-be because “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” doesn’t hit theaters until December.
The two most recent “Hunger Games” sequels topped Fandango’s list of most anticipated fall releases, making this the third consecutive year it’s topped charts. The first “Hunger Games” was released in March of 2012.
The last “Hunger Games” attracted 36% of the vote. The second and third most anticipated films were the latest James Bond mission, “Spectre,” which 26% of respondents picked, and the Ridley Scott and Matt Damon collaboration, “The Martian, »
- Brent Lang
Kelsey Grammar recently lost his wig during a performance of the Broadway show Finding Neverland. “There’s always things that go wrong in theater, ‘cause it’s live. Kelsey, once his wig came off and they just stopped the number. He had to fix it. You couldn’t hide that,” Neverland co-star Laura Michelle Kelly revealed to uInterview exclusively on the red […]
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Hellooooo, Katy Perry! The "Roar" singer's cleavage-baring dress almost stole the spotlight Wednesday at Finding Neverland on Broadway, but Matthew Morrison's performance managed to hold its own even against those boobs. Katy, as you can see, was all smiles as she posed for a pic backstage between Matthew and his Finding Neverland co-star, Laura Michelle Kelly. Both actors looked glad for the singer to join their squad—for the night, at least. Of course, this California Gurl has a ride or die squad all her own, too. Whether she's hanging around with longtime Bff Shannon Woodward, championing for her bestie Rihanna, gushing over Fka twigs, or palling around with presidential »
“Transparent” and “Empire” lead the first-round nominees for the Casting Society of America’s 31st annual Artios Awards.
The Amazon comedy and Fox drama each scored two nominations. The noms announced Friday morning covered TV, theater, Web series and short film.
“Transparent’s” casting director Edye Belasco received noms in both the TV pilot comedy and TV comedy series categories. “Empire’s” trio of Leah Daniels Butler, Claire Simon and Shelby Cherniet were nominated for TV pilot drama, while Butler and Simon were also recognized in the TV drama series field.
The TV comedy series category also includes “Orange Is the New Black,” “Veep,” “Silicon Valley” and “Episodes,” while the TV drama series contenders are “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards,” “The Good Wife” and “Bloodline.”
- Maane Khatchatourian
A musical adaptation of the 2007 indie movie “Waitress” will open on Broadway this spring, producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced Thursday. The stage show, with a book by Jessie Nelson and a score by five-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, is scheduled to begin previews in March before an opening in April at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The production, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (“Pippin,” “Finding Neverland”), is currently playing through Sept. 27 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Also Read: 'Hamilton' Broadway Review: The Founding Fathers Never Looked or Sounded So Cool Written by the late Adrienne Shelly, »
- Thom Geier
Summer's almost over. The stores are crowded with parents hunting for that perfect 'back to school' sale that won't break their pocket book. And the cinemas are slowly starting to shift from big action blockbusters and comedies to more serious awards fare. Warner Bros. is no different. The studio has unveiled their upcoming Fall and Holiday Movie preview. And while it has some exciting releases sure to rival anything we've seen over the course of these past four months, you can bet that there are some Oscar contenders in the mix as well.
The fall holiday season is going to be a big one for Warner Bros. They have 8 movies ready to launch from September all the way to Christmas day. These exciting and anticipated releases coming our way over the next 4 months include Black Mass, The Intern, Pan, Our Brand Is Crisis, The 33, Creed, In the Heart of the Sea and Point Break. »
Josh Trank’s debut, Chronicle, was a surprise hit of 2012. The film fused the found-footage genre with superhero tropes to create a coming-of-age story that was both fresh and exciting. Trank’s ability to transcend these tired trends and motifs made him an ideal candidate to finally do justice to the Fantastic Four franchise, one that had an unreleased early 90s film, and two poor mid-00s flicks. However, with production problems between Trank and cast members, and no advanced press screening, many pundits were concerned this would be a mess.
The results are in, and it is not only a poor film, but has been described as the worst reviewed Marvel film to-date. That’s not good. Trank responded openly via tweet to this, noting how Fox had – ah, »
- Matthew Lee
Zendaya caught up with Matthew Morrison backstage at Broadway musical Finding Neverland in which Morrison stars as author and dramatist J.M. Barrie. Zendaya And Matthew Morrison Though Zendaya doesn’t star alongside Morrison in Finding Neverland, she did lend her voice to Finding Neverland the Album, singing the “Neverland” track. She joined other singers, including Nick Jonas, […]
- Chelsea Regan
Five months after being named head of Sony Pictures, Tom Rothman is making his first substantial restructuring of his leadership team — consolidating his position with the appointment of two new executives at the studio’s flagship Columbia Pictures and naming a new president of the TriStar label, according to a person familiar with the moves.
Rothman is moving his former right-hand from TriStar, David Beaubaire, to Columbia, where he will become an executive vice president of production. Beaubaire will be joined at Columbia by Palak Patel, who is leaving his post as president of production at Roth Films to also become exec VP of production at Columbia. Taking over Rothman’s former job as president of TriStar will be Hannah Minghella, who most recently served as co-head of production at Columbia.
All three of the newly appointed executives will report to Doug Belgrad, who remains president of Sony’s Motion Picture Group. »
- James Rainey
Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything," "Jupiter Ascending") will portray "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum in a new biopic of the prolific children’s fantasy writer at New Line Cinema reports The Tracking Board.
Josh Golden penned the script for "Road to Oz" which centers on Baum's early life and the development of his hit 1900 novel - a book partly inspired by his sickly niece Dorothy. Baum led a colorful life including marrying feminist and suffragist Maud Gage Baum, along with working as a newspaper editor, store owner, poultry breeder and some forays on the stage.
Golden's screenplay has made numerous honors lists for spec scripts and was instrumental in his nomination for a prestigious Nicholl Fellowship from AMPAS. What tone the project will go for, or who will helm it, is unknown at this point. It follows in the wake of several Oscar-bait style »
- Garth Franklin
Remember the little boy who starred opposite Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? It's been 10 years since Tim Burton's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory remake hit theaters, but former child star Freddie Highmore is all grown up now! Highmore, who you might also remember from 2004's Finding Neverland and 2007's August Rush, is 23, and as you can see from the cover of Attitude magazine's Summer 2015 issue, he's definitely not a little boy anymore! The handsome Brit, who currently stars as Norman Bates on A&E's Bates Motel, acknowledged his mature new look. "I think in a way, being judged as a sex symbol and being famous almost go hand in hand but it is »
Martin Scorsese's scabrous showbiz satire "The King of Comedy" is one of the director's oft-unsung masterworks, even if it took a box office hit in 1982. Now, it is getting the Broadway musical treatment. Composer and lyricist Stephen Trask (“Hedwig & The Angry Inch”) and Chris D’Arienzo, book writer of the Tony-nominated jukebox musical “Rock of Ages" (which later became the 2012 film flop) will pen this stage version of the cult classic about a desperate comedian who stalks and kidnaps his idol, a late-night TV host. New Regency, whose founder Arnon Milchan produced the original movie starring Robert De Niro, will back the project. Read More: Weinsteins Think Big: Unload TV Division, Spend on Movies, Take 'Finding Neverland' to Broadway (Trailer) Broadway's Hollywood nostalgia has not always paid off. (This year's Tony Awards, however, gave Hollywood the cold shoulder.) "Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark," Julie Taymor's beleaguered comic book musical, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Matthew Morrison (October 30, 1978) is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his performances in Broadway and Off-Broadway shows such as Hairspray and The Light in the Piazza and his starring role in Fox’s musical show Glee. He is currently performing in the Broadway play Finding Neverland. Morrison has also released two […]
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- Ryan McDonnell
This morning in central London, we were treated to around 15 minutes of new footage from director Joe Wright’s upcoming fantasy/adventure, Pan. The film, which stars Hugh Jackman as the movie’s lead villain Blackbeard, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lilly, Garrett Hedlund as Hook and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter, arrives in cinemas in October.
When Joe Wright‘s Pan was announced, I must admit to being one of those who rolled his eyes at the thought of a new re-imagining of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. In the very near past we’ve had the likes of Peter Pan (2003), Finding Neverland, and even last year’s TV special Peter Pan Live on our screens, and it seems too soon to take a trip back. Does the world need another movie? It is very clear from the footage that Warner Bros. showed off this morning that director Joe Wright »
- Paul Heath
Matthew Morrison, who is likely best known for playing William Schuester aka Mr. Schue on Glee, has always been and always will be most at home on Broadway, where he’s currently starring in Finding Neverland as J.M. Barrie. Matthew Morrison On ‘Finding Neverland’ J.M. Barrie, a Scottish author and dramatist, created the beloved character of Peter […]
- Chelsea Regan
As if you need another reason to celebrate Broadway! Well, at least 106.7 Lite FM is giving you a place to do it! Beginning July 9, Bryant Park will be hosting a new Broadway musical cast every Thursday for six straight weeks. From this year’s Tony winners such as “Something Rotten!” and four-time winner “The King and I,” as well as “Finding Neverland” and “On the Town,” in addition to Great White Way staples “Les Miserablés,” “Chicago,” “Wicked,” “Kinky Boots,” and several others. “Summer 2015 marks an incredible milestone year for 106.7 Lite FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park—15 Years of music and performances—and we are incredibly proud of this event, which has become an iconic New York City summer tradition for our listeners, Broadway fans and city visitors alike,” said Chris Conley, the station’s program director, in a statement. “We look forward to another summer season of joining new and »
It's been nearly five years since the last Chronicles of Narnia film, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, hit theaters and almost two years since there was any word on a potential sequel, but now a little hope has been revived by way of screenwriter David Magee's twitter activity. As reported on NarniaWeb, Life of Pi and Finding Neverland scribe Magee announced on his private twitter page that he has completed his first draft of The Silver Chair after spending more than a year working on the project. See the full text of his tweet below. "Completed the final draft of The Silver Chair today. I’ve had the immense pleasure to work on the project for over a year now. So fulfilling.” While this is certainly a very unofficial update, it's a welcome word of progress for fans who haven't heard a peep since the Mark Gordon Company and »
- Haleigh Foutch
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