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Hollywood is known for physical transformations, and stars often take pride in losing tons of weight - sometimes for a role and other times just to get healthier. But for a few actors, the results of the rapid weight-loss are downright startling.
Here's a look at six celebs who lost a shocking amount of weight.
The Hangover star's dramatic weight-loss first made headlines in October when the once-portly comedian showed up to the screening of Birdman, on the closing night of the New York Film Festival, having gone down a few clothing sizes.
His new, slimmer look also surprised people when he was featured in the opening of the 2015 SAG Awards. It's estimated that Galifianakis may have lost as much as 50 pounds.
Photos: Before & After: Celebs' Most Dramatic Transformations
The Prisoners star famously dropped 30 pounds for his role as the deranged freelance crime photographer Louis Bloom in the Oscar-nominated thriller Nightcrawler. Gyllenhaal, who has »
But this movie has been a divisive one from the moment it was announced last summer. The idea of a film without the original quartet irked many, especially with Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson eager to reprise their roles. Digital Spy movies editor Simon Reynolds and TV editor Morgan Jeffery weigh up the two sides of the debate below.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 27, 2015
Maybe it's because I've never held Ghostbusters in quite as high regard as other '80s classics (I'm more of Back to the Future geek myself), but the idea of rebooting Ghostbusters has quickly won me over.
Once it became clear that Bill Murray, the star player of the series, »
Katie Holmes is returning to TV to join the third season of Showtime's Ray Donovan. Marking her first major series commitment since her breakthrough role on teen drama Dawson's Creek, Holmes is set to appear in a season-long arc as a "shrewd and chic businesswoman and the daughter of a billionaire producer (played by another recent major hire for the drama series -- acclaimed actor Ian McShane) who enlists fixer Ray’s (Liev Schreiber) services. Holmes had a small-screen role in the 2011 cable miniseries The Kennedys and is known for film roles like The Ice Storm and Batman Begins. Ray Donovan »
- James Hibberd
The Fantastic Four trailer is here! A superhero project that some are eyeing rather dubiously has today revealed a first glimpse at the project.
Give it a watch below:
Gone are the bright colours and camp one-liners of the previous movies which starred Jessica Alba and Chris Evans, replaced with a more muted palette and serious tone. It feels somewhere between the trailer for Batman Begins and Interstellar.
Director Josh Trank, who also gave us Chronicle, has recently stated that he approached the project as though it were not a Superhero movie but instead a ‘hard science fiction’ film. He went on to say that he believes his version of the four friends who find themselves gifted with extraordinary powers has more in common with a David Cronenberg film; if this is the case we can’t wait to see Jamie Bell pull a Goldblum as he morphs into The Thing. »
- Kat Smith
Who hasn’t enjoyed playing a game of foosball at least once in their life? I don’t go out searching for foosball tables to play on, but if I come across I’m always ready to throw down! The Weinstein Company has made an animated movie that revolves around fooseball called Underdogs, and today we have the first trailer for you to check out. The studio's animated films have never been the same caliber as Disney, Pixar, or BluSky films, but this looks like it could be one of the better films that they've made.
The movie features the voice talent of Matthew Morrison (Glee), Ariana Grande, Nicolas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Bella Thorne (Blended), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins), and John Leguizamo. Here’s the synopsis:
- Joey Paur
Last week, we received the sad news that Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy had dropped out of David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad adaptation, but were informed that Jake Gyllenhaal (who worked with Ayer in 2012’s End of Watch) was being eyed to replace him. Unfortunately, it appears that that’s not the case, and that the Squad is still one member short.
According to Variety, Gyllenhaal has passed on the offer to play Rick Flagg, who works for Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and leads the titular ragtag group of supervillains that includes Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, and Cara Delevigne as Enchantress.
For those upset about the fact that Gyllenhaal won’t be in the film, I suspect that this won’t be the last time he’ll up for a comic book movie role. »
- James Garcia
This story continues potential spoilers for Suicide Squad.
Warner Bros, back when it announced its plans for DC movies through to 2020, admitted that it also had standalone Batman and Superman films yet to slot in. And it looks as if a couple of strides are being taken towards Ben Affleck getting his own adventure as the Dark Knight.
According to a piece at Forbes, Affleck's Batman is set to make an appearance in Suicide Squad, in a moment that features "certain circumstances involving The Joker".
That, in turn, is said to set up The Joker as the 'likely antagonist' in the Batman film. Furthermore, whatever the »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: This is one artist's rendition of what Scarlett Johansson would look like as Motoko Kusanagi in the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie (via Reddit): The prop makers of Super-Fan Builds created a baby stroller in the image of the Tumbler Batmobile from Batman Begins/The Dark Knight (via People): This Marvel Super Hero Mashers toy is supposed to combine parts from all of the Avengers and is not, as assumed, a joke about Avengers: Age of Ultron sounding like "Avengers: Age of Voltron" (via Forbes). Check out a replica of Rivendell from the Lord of the Rings movies made completely out of Lego bricks (via...
- Christopher Campbell
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: This image posted to the Facebook page of Sony's Brazillian arm seems to indicate the studio is still moving ahead with The Sinister Six. The text translates as "We have plans for you..." This is Christopher Nolan's crude clay model of what he wanted the Batmobile to look like in Batman Begins (via Reddit): Here's a handy-dandy guide to making a Brad Pitt movie (via Viral Viral Videos): A whole bunch of concept designs and costumes and other art for Jupiter Ascending can be found in the movie's look book. Here are two images from the gallery: Watch Max Shishkin's wonderfully edited montage...
- Christopher Campbell
The inspirational mentor is dead. On screen, that is. In recent years we've seen a drop-off in this once-beloved trope, with distinctly anti-heroic teachers, instructors and father figures coming to the forefront – see Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson, Steve Carell in Foxcatcher, Breaking Bad's Walter White, etc.
Below, Digital Spy picks out 11 more of the very best and very worst mentors in cinema history.
It was a close run thing in this spot between "Carpe diem" and "It's not your fault", and in truth about half of Robin Williams's characters could qualify for this list.
But avuncular therapist Sean is everything you could wish for in a mentor, gently chipping away at Will's (Matt Damon) self-destructive defence »
There's a chance you might remember an Argentine and Spanish animated foosball film from back in 2013 that was called Futbolin or Metegol. Well, that film got picked up by The Weinstein Company, and they're releasing a dubbed version of the movie featuring an American cast and the new title of Underdogs. Matthew Morrison ("Glee"), singer Ariana Grande, Nicolas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Bell Thorne (Blended), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins) and John Leguizamo all lend their voice to the film about two childhood foosball rivals who battle as one finds their home threatened by the other. Watch! Here's the Us trailer for the animated film Underdogs from The Weinstein Company: Underdogs is directed by Juan Jose Campanella (The Secret in Their Eyes) and based on a short story called Memoirs of a Right Winger by Argentine writer Roberto Fontanarrosa. Eduardo Sacheri, who adapted The Secret in Their Eyes, and »
- Ethan Anderton
In Zack Snyder's 2013 superhero film Man of Steel, wants to terraform Earth so that its mass and atmosphere is more Kryptonian friendly. To do this, General Zod deploys the World Engines to Metropolis and the southern Indian Ocean. It is up to Superman (Henry Cavill) to destroy the World Engine in the Indian Ocean, which he does by penetrating its hull in a burst of anger. Conceptual artist Philippe Gaulier helped design that exciting sequence and now you can check out his concept art below. Gaulier also worked on the title sequence for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. As with Nolan's previous films in the series, a Batman logo forms in an unusual way. For Batman Begins, there was a swarm of bats that formed the logo. For The Dark Knight it was blue flames. For The Dark Knight Rises, the logo forms from ice cracking. »
We have all had our dreams of the best filmmakers in Hollywood taking on superhero moves and other comic book adaptations. When Christopher Nolan helmed Batman Begins, we all shit ourselves with excitement. Even when the new batch of Marvel movies came about, we named ever auteur we could that would do something epic with these iconic pulp characters. But, we tend to not see those actually come to fruition. So, when someone comes to the defense of the growing superhero genre the likes of »
- Alex Maidy
The BBC has announced that the new series of Doctor Who has begun filming ready for its return to the small screen this autumn. In addition, they have also revealed a selection of guest stars who will feature in the two-part opening episode.
Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones) is one of those guests involved, and he said: “As a kid of the 1970s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable…..I actually wrote a song called ‘Looking for Davros’’in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present Totp back in the mid ‘90’s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double. Peter is a perfect Doctor and I’m loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever! »
- Scott J. Davis
Join an exciting new chapter in the action-packed adventures of the legendary warrior, The Scorpion King! When the king of Norvania is assassinated, the evil heir to the throne frames Mathayus and sends an entire kingdom of soldiers after him. Mathayus’ (Victor Webster) only allies are a mysterious woman and her unconventional father, whose primitive science may hold the key to disrupting the evil ruler’s quest for an ancient and unstoppable mystical power. Featuring Lou Ferrigno (“The Hulk”) and an all-star cast of fighters, including Roy “Big Country” Nelson (Winner of “The Ultimate Fighter”), Royce Gracie (Ufc Hall of Fame) and Don Wilson (11-time World Kickboxing Champion). Also starring Ellen Holman (“Spartacus” TV series), Rutger Hauer (Batman Begins), Barry Bostwick (“Cougar Town” TV series), and Michael Biehn (The Terminator). Don't forget about our Scorpion King bundle giveaway! Click Here to learn more! »
Everythingblu.com has today reported the pre-order release of six new Blu-ray steelbooks of the works of director Christopher Nolan, which is sure to get fans reaching for their wallets once they see the excellent box art.
You can view the artwork below for the new editions for six of Nolan’s films: Insomnia, Inception and The Prestige as well as his Dark Knight Trilogy of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises…
The post New Blu-ray steelbooks of Christopher Nolan’s films heading to France appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Scott J. Davis
Who would’ve thought that a show produced by Platinum Dunes about the ins and outs of the pirate life would be so great? When the Starz show Black Sails was first announced, like many others, the first thought that came to mind for me was “um..nope”. Following that sentiment, the TV series based two decades before the events of Treasure Island quickly faded from my mind, until the good folks at Anchor Bay sent me a copy of the first season to check out. I had a few hours to spare, and popped that baby in, ready to shrug and be impartial to what would play out in front of me…until it happened. The unthinkable happened. I found myself hooked, leading to binge watching the entire 8-episode first season in two days.
- Jerry Smith
It’s a wonderful time to be a TV-binging comic book fan. In fact, if you were a little tactical about your viewing habits (and not too fussy in your Marvel/DC preference), we’re approaching a state where you could probably fill an ‘all the soap operas’ shaped hole in your schedule every day with the stuff of capes, cowls and crime-fighting.
Of course, we already have Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, The Walking Dead and – for now – Constantine gracing our schedules. Of those, Arrow, The Flash and The Walking Dead have already been picked up for further seasons, as well. With the exception of Constantine, we wouldn’t be too surprised to hear the rest renewed too.
The fun doesn’t stop there. »
Pim Razenberg on Marvel’s Age of Miracles…
Last week’s Ant-Man teaser introduced worldwide audiences to the character of Scott Lang, a con-man who’s on his way to become part of something greater than himself. The character’s story arc greatly resembles that of Lang’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU) colleague Tony Stark: both men are presented as unlikely anti-heroes overcoming their own imperfections to become something more.
Ant-Man is Marvel Studios’ carefully planned next step towards the supernatural side of the McU. The “serious” way in which Ant-Man was introduced in the movie’s teaser just goes to show how well thought through Marvel Studios’ long-term plan really is.
The greatest political game-changer in the world of comic book movies in recent years was the attack on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. The emotional aftermath of the events that took place that day were strongly felt in »
- Gary Collinson
Put a gun in his hand and the 62-year-old Irish actor is the equal of Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise or Bruce Willis — stars in whose shadows he labored for the initial decades of his long career. As stars from an older generation of action heroes such as Harrison Ford and Sylvester Stallone age out of leading roles or gracelessly battled against the ravages of time, Neeson has stepped in to take their place.
Even though he himself is an older actor, Neeson fits the current zeitgeist. In an era beset by financial fraud and terrorism, Neeson has emerged as a figure of authority who knows how to operate in a world without rules. He is a tortured, brooding avenger for »
- Brent Lang
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