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Taylor Swift was crowned Woman of the Year at the Elle Style Awards. The 'Blank Space' hitmaker, 24, was presented with the accolade by fellow singer Sam Smith during last night's ceremony (25.02.15) which was held in the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street in London. Also honoured at the 18th annual awards was Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who picked up Model of the Year, while fellow beauty Cara Delevingne took home the Breakthrough Actress award after swapping the catwalk for the silver screen and starring in 'Tulip Fever' and 'Pan', which are due out this year. 'Troy' star Diane Kruger was named Best Actress, with 'I'm Not The Only One' hitmaker Sam Smith taking home Musician of the Year. Designers Christopher Bailey, Mary Katrantzou, Erdem and Manolo Blahnik were honoured with the Editor's Choice, Red Carpet Designer, Designer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards respectively. 'The X Factor »
by Vic Schiavone
Hosts Nasty Neal, Annabelle Lecter, and Terrible Troy welcomed “The Godfather of Gore” Herschell Gordon Lewis. Herschell, along with producer James Saito, participated in a roughly 75-minute interview which centered around the new anthology film “Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Bloodmania”, which is due to be released in Spring 2015.
Highlights included the following:
• Wyh: What made you decide to get back into making films?
Hgl: “This is what I do. I have a good time; I enjoy the business immensely…I feel too many of the movies today are…the word I use is “derivative”. You think you’re watching the same movie over and over and over again. Besides which, they lack a total sense of humor. I think the industry has gone far enough now that that is an element that we can add profitably both from our point of view in getting people to »
The upcoming rendition of Knights of the Round Table has just cast itself a new fatherly figure. Eric Bana has joined the Arthurian blockbuster from director Guy Ritchie (whose The Man from U.N.C.L.E. trailer just dropped yesterday). The former Hulk and Troy star is set to play the father of the timeless tale.s iconic protagonist and future legend lore king, Arthur Pendragon. Bana will join what is increasingly becoming an impressive cast for this ambitious redux, kicking off what the studio hopes will be a six-part series of films. According to Variety, Bana has nabbed the role of Uther Pendragon, the plate-wearing paternal figure for the future King Arthur. Playing what has been described as not an overly significant role, Bana will join confirmed cast member Charlie Hunnam who will play his son, and peers in Jude Law and Djimon Hounsou in the Knights of »
USA | Argentina, 2014
There are dozens of striking images in the new sci-fi thriller H., and almost all of them are creepy. Much like 2014’s evocative masterpiece Under the Skin, writer-directors Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia aren’t interested in telling a cohesive story so much as creating an auditory and visual experience. Frustrating and fascinating in equal measure, H. is a brilliant mindbender that cinephiles should seek out.
There are strange things afoot in the village of Troy, New York. Objects streak across the sky, a black horse gallops through the streets, and alarming numbers of people disappear without a trace. And, oh yes, there is an enormous head floating down the Hudson River. H. begins with a quote from Homer’s Iliad and continues to borrow heavily from the Greek epic throughout. Fittingly, the two main characters are both named ‘Helen. »
- J.R. Kinnard
There's something strange in the waters of Troy, New York. Something life-changing in the skies. Some of us can see it, some of us can hear it. Some of us will wander into the woods to find it, leaving our friends and family at home to wonder. The curious pieces to this puzzle will remain floating in our mind's eye, reflected in a stone face, resonating in mysterious frequencies across radio and TV. This is the nature of Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia's third feature, H. a science fiction experiment that works in allusions and iconography all the way from the epics of Homer to small town stories of Raymond Carver.Much like their previous film, the delightfully off-beat Recommended By Enrique, Attieh and Garcia are...
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The Award was formed in order to recognise an individual.s achievements, abilities and successes throughout their career, and honours the achievements of Australians working in both the domestic and global film and television industry.
In a statement released to the media, Aacta described the Award as .recognition of the multi-disciplinary achievements of talented Australian screen practitioners who inspire others with their portfolio of work, acknowledging their valuable contribution to promoting Australian screen culture and excellence, both here and abroad..
- Emily Blatchford
International actuals took their time arriving after the long holiday weekend in the U.S. Most studios have now reported, and in some cases have included grosses through Monday. There were no massive fluctuations, but some of the Oscar nominees including The Theory Of Everything, Boyhood and Birdman enjoyed nice bumps in holdover markets. Figures have also been added below for Jason Statham’s Wild Card, which opened to a strong hand in France, two weeks ahead of its domestic debut.
Figures for the above films have been updated below along with: Taken 3, Seventh Son, Big Hero 6, Penguins Of Madagascar, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, American Sniper, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Into The Woods, Unbroken, Ouija, Blackhat, Dumb And Dumber To, Horrible Bosses, Honig Im Kopf, Gone Girl, Let’s Be Cops, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and stars used the Golden Globe Awards to pay tribute to the 12 victims killed in the attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo this week.
During the awards show, HFPA president Theo Kingma told attendees his organization understands the importance of artistic expression.
“As it’s not only an integral part of the American fabric, but a beacon that is reflected across the globe,” Kingma said. “Together, we will stand united against anyone who would repress free speech anywhere, from North Korea to Paris.”
See photos: Golden Globes: Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)
Kingma’s rousing »
- Alicia Banks
Donning the cape and tights to play a big screen superhero was often seen as career suicide for actors. This idea is mined to brilliant effect in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, with a former comic book star looking to relaunch his career with an ambitious Broadway play.
Adding extra spice to Birdman is the casting of Michael Keaton, himself a former Batman whose post-tights career has been somewhat hit and miss. This film, however, is a stunning reminder of just how good an actor Keaton is and proof that careers don't end when on-screen superpowers fade away.
Digital Spy takes a look at 20 ex-superhero stars to see how they fared after leaving an iconic comic book role behind.
20. Billy Zane
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