16 items from 2013
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As Aaliyah once sang, "Age ain't nothin but a number." Unfortunately, she was 13 and married to R. Kelly and had to get divorced, but not all May-December love stories are so tragic. With so much talk about age differences lately, whether its celebrity pairings or inane court cases, we thought we'd share our favorites.
Dorothy Snarker: Harold and Maude, which if you May youngsters out there haven't watched, you should for the Cat Stevens soundtrack alone. But mostly because Ruth Gordon is everything you've ever wanted to be when you grew up.
Bridget McManus: My vote goes to Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins in Big. Although Hanks' Josh Baskin character is physically in an adult male body for most of the film let's not forget that he's just a 12-year-old boy wooing the 30-something New York businesswoman Susan. »
This turned out to be the first big bidding battle of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which is now winding down. The Weinstein Company won out after sparking to the seven-minute teaser reel shown to buyers during the fest, outbidding others including Focus Features. Now it will join the distributor’s already bursting awards-season slate that includes Sundance winner Fruitvale Station, August: Osage County with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, Long Walk To Freedom with Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, the Lee Daniels-directed The Butler, Grace Of Monaco with Nicole Kidman, and the Shane Salerno-directed documentary Salinger. Here’s the official release: Cannes (May 23, 2013) – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival that they are acquiring distribution rights in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Spain to director Stephen Frears’ (High Fidelity, The Queen) dramedy Philomena. Seven minutes of the film were shown »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in August: Osage County: Duel of the Oscar winners [See previous post: "Oscar 2014 Watch: Harvey Weinstein Cannes Film Festival Coming Attractions."] More Oscar 2014 bait: August: Osage County, directed by John Wells, and starring three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep (Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice, The Iron Lady) and Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich). Is it mere coincidence that Streep’s seventeenth Oscar nomination and third win was for her portrayal of British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady — distributed by The Weinstein Company two years ago? Either way, Streep’s Oscar 2014 competition should be fierce, as Julia Roberts doesn’t seem to be wearing any makeup in the family drama. (Photo: Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in August: Osage County.) Adapted by Tracy Letts from his own play, besides Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, August: Osage County also features Oscar nominee Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear), Dermot Mulroney, Star Trek Into Darkness‘ Benedict Cumberbatch, »
- Andre Soares
Porchlight Films has further committed to expanding into television with the creation of a Head of Television role. The independent production company today announced that Tanya Phegan has been appointed to fill the newly created position. Phegan has spent the last 12 years in the UK and the Us working in various development, production and acquisitions roles, and has worked for both BBC Films and DNA Films. Her time at DNA films saw Phegan develop some acclaimed projects such as The Last King of Scotland, 28 Weeks Later, Dredd, Never Let Me Go, Sunshine and Notes on A Scandal. Liz Watts, a founding director of Porchlight Films said, "Since producing two seasons of the comedy series Laid for the ABC, Porchlight has been developing television, but Tanya's appointment marks a new focus on producing high quality content in the television arena. Tanya's background; her creative abilities and understanding of what it takes »
- Inside Film Correspondent
Sneak Peek Australian actress Cate Blanchett posing for photographer Steven Chee in the May 2013 issue of "Harper’s Bazaar Australia".
Blanchett came to international attention for her role as 'Elizabeth I of England' in the 1998 feature 'Elizabeth.
She earned an Oscar nomination for that film as 'Best Actress'.
Blanchett's other films include "Babel" (2006), "Notes on a Scandal" (2006), "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008), and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008).
She also appears in Jackson's new "Hobbit" trilogy.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Cate Blanchett...
- Michael Stevens
It all started with an act of parental guidance gone awry. A then-14-year-old Juno Temple had just told her father, British film director Julien Temple, and her mother, producer Amanda Temple, that she wanted to be an actress. Her parents, hoping to spare her a life of endless auditioning, decided to teach her a lesson. “They handed me a paper and said, ‘Here’s an open audition. Go try out and see how many other girls want to act,’ ” the actress, now 23, recalls. “Then,” as she puts it, “the craziest shit happened.” The movie was called Notes on a Scandal, and she got the part of Cate Blanchett’s daughter. Soon afterward, she tried out for a part in Atonement, opposite Keira Knightley. She booked that, too.And just like that, Temple was a professional actress, with parts in five films released last year, including The Dark Knight Rises »
- Bilge Ebiri
Ahead of its cinema release this month, The Works has released a brand new trailer for Good Vibrations, the latest film from Cherrybomb directing duo Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, which you can check it out right here.
Good Vibrations tells the real life story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley, the man responsible for discovering The Undertones and recording Teenage Kicks, and sees Richard Dormer (Five Minutes of Heaven) leading the cast alongside Jodie Whittaker (Attack The Block, Venus), Liam Cunningham (The Guard, Clash of the Titans), Adrian Dunbar (Ashes to Ashes, Mo), Dylan Moran (Run Fatboy Run, Shaun of the Dead), Andrew Simpson (Notes on a Scandal), Mark Ryder (Albatross) and Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones).
Here's the official synopsis, followed by the new trailer below:
"Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast, when the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city. »
- Flickering Myth
I love good music-based movie, some of my all-time favourites include The Commitments, Almost Famous and the superbly soundtracked High Fidelity. Today we have the first quad for Belfast-based Good Vibrations which recreates the story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley, the man responsible for discovering The Undertones and recording Teenage Kicks, the song that was championed by cult music-king John Peel. The film follows the life of Hooley and how it gave the alternative music a chance to flourish in Belfast during the darkest days of Northern Ireland’s Troubles. Richard Dormer (Five Minutes Of Heaven) stars alongside Jodie Whittaker (Attack The Block).
Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast, when the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city. As all his friends take sides and take up arms, Terri opens a record shop on the most bombed half-mile in Europe and calls it Good Vibrations. »
- Dan Bullock
By Joey Magidson
We’ve been paying a lot of attention to Argo of late in regard to the Oscars, but there are some big races that don’t involve Ben Affleck’s film. Most notably, there’s a competitive Best Actress race going on.
Many pundits have made it out to be a competition between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence, with the latter far out in the lead. While I agree that the Silver Linings Playbook actress is certainly ahead of her Zero Dark Thirty competitor, I do think she has to watch out for Emmanuelle Riva in her rear-view mirror. The sleeper candidate from Amour may just wake everyone up on Oscar night and steal the trophy.
Riva is immensely deserving of her nomination, but up until recently, it didn’t seem like many thought she had a legitimate shot at a win. I’ll confess »
- Joey Magidson
Juno Temple cast in role of young princess after parts as lesbian werewolf and 1970s prostitute
The Queen's late sister, Princess Margaret, has gone down in history as a fun-loving woman with a penchant for parties. But the royal family probably never expected to see her portrayed on screen by a young English actress who has made her name playing an American serial killer beauty queen, a 1970s prostitute, a lesbian werewolf and an abused teenager from a Texas trailer park.
The actress, Juno Temple, 23, also happens to be the daughter of renegade movie-maker Julien Temple, director of the Sex Pistols film, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle. Her aunt, Nina Temple, was the last secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and she is the granddaughter of another notable British communist, Landon Temple.
Temple, who is cast in the role of the young princess in the British film Girls' Night Out, »
- Vanessa Thorpe
In Magic Magic, Juno Temple and Emily Browning play best friends whose rendezvous in the Chilean countryside with some boys takes a turn for the worse when Temple’s Alicia is plagued by insomnia. Chilean writer-director Sebastián Silva has teased that it’s a disturbing psychological thriller that is meant to confuse the audience, so it’s a perfect movie for the Park City at Midnight slate at the Sundance Film, Festival, which begins today.
For Temple, who has three films at this year’s festival, playing unbalanced, unpredictable women is becoming something of a hobby. Her father, Julien, is »
- Jeff Labrecque
The Ee Rising Star Award honours a young actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition and has begun to capture the imagination of the British public. It is the only award voted for by the public at the Ee British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) in 2013.
Suraj was picked from 3,000 hopefuls to star in director Ang Lee’s 3D epic, Life of Pi. Before taking on the role, Suraj, a Delhi University student, had no previous acting experience. Ang Lee had complete faith in his young lead, describing Suraj as a “gift from god” and a “great actor in a past life”, as stated on BAFTA website.
This morning, BAFTA has announced the nominees for the Ee Rising Star Award 2013, which recognises actors and actresses destined to be bright stars in the future of cinema and is the only category of the British Academy Film Awards to be decided by the general public.
Anyway, enough about them - here are the nominees for this year's honour:
At 17, Elizabeth moved to New York to study acting at the Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating she took Sundance by storm in 2011 when she appeared in not one but two of the most highly praised films in the festival: Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House. Most recently Elizabeth has completed production on the Spike Lee directed remake of Oldboy, opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Brolin. »
BAFTA has revealed its nominees for this year's Ee Rising Star Award.
The fact that there are four women nominated makes a big change from last year, when actress Hayley Atwell criticised voters for failing to pick any women for the shortlist of five.
Here's more on this year's nominees. Who do you think should win?
Swedish born Alicia Vikander starred trained with The Royal Swedish Ballet for nine years before dedicating herself to acting. Last year she burst onto the international scene with two major film roles: 'Anna Karenina', opposite Keira Knightley and Jude Law, and the period »
- The Huffington Post UK
We’ve been hanging out at the BAFTA HQ this morning, for the announcement of the 2013 Ee Rising Star Award! Previous winners include James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia Labeouf, Noel Clarke, Kristen Stewart and Tom Hardy. We’ve got more images coming later of all the nominees but for the moment, here’s that official announcement:
Today at BAFTA’s HQ, Pippa Harris, the chair of the award jury and Deputy Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, announced the hotly anticipated nominations for the Ee Rising Star Award 2013. The nominations represent five actors and actresses who are destined to be bright stars in the future of cinema. The award celebrates actors and actresses who have demonstrated exceptional talent and who have the potential to be cinema stars of the future. The nominees for 2013 are:
- Dan Bullock
It’s a new year and the movie awards season is getting started with BAFTA using the first day of the first full working week to reveal the nominees for the 2013 BAFTA Awards ceremony. This is the first year that Ee are sponsors which no doubt means we can expect some changes in colour schemes!
This year’s judging panel included jury chair Pippa Harris, Deputy Chairman of BAFTA’s Film Committee and producing partner of Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road, Jarhead), British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Scottish director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void, Marley), film critic Mark Kermode, casting director Nina Gold (The King’s Speech, The Iron Lady, Prometheus) and film publicist Kate Lee, as well as leading film and entertainment journalists.
The Ee Rising Star Award honours a young actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition and has begun to capture »
- David Sztypuljak
16 items from 2013
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