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We're only three months into 2015 but already it feels like blockbuster season is here. This month sees the next instalment in The Divergent Series, a new offering from Neill Blomkamp and Disney reinventing an old classic in live-action. Add these to an Oscar winning acting showcase and the latest from Studio Ghibli and March is looking golden.
Release diary: What movies are coming out in 2015?
Digital Spy rounds up the five films you have to see this March...
Release date: March 6
Why you should see it: All the talk surrounding Neill Blomkamp at the moment is surrounding his proposed Alien sequel, perhaps overshadowing the fact he actually has a new film coming out. Following on from District 9 and Elysium, the filmmaker's third feature Chappie centres on a police robot who's rebooted and develops a consciousness. Look out for a mulleted Hugh Jackman, Die Antwoord playing themselves and startlingly »
Ahead of its release next month Walt Disney Pictures has released a new clip for Kenneth Branagh’s live action adaptation of the classic fairy tale Cinderella which sees Cinderella meet her Prince Charming for the first time; check it out below after the official synopsis…
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to »
- Gary Collinson
A version of this story first appeared in the March 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. In March 2010, many doubted whether Tim Burton's reimagined fairy tale Alice in Wonderland would find a happy ending at the box office. They were quickly silenced. The Disney movie grossed a staggering $1.02 billion and marked a defining moment for the studio: Why not make other live-action films based on stories synonymous with the Disney legacy? "We are taking advantage of animated classics and using modern technologies and fantastic filmmakers to bring these live-action stories to global audiences," says
- Pamela McClintock
Oscar weekend can be bountiful ("Alice in Wonderland" in 2010 opened to $116 million), so despite tomorrow night's distraction three new wide releases opened this week. The Duff" (Lionsgate), the first CBS Films production under their new distribution process and "McFarland, U.S.A." (Buena Vista) showed promise, while "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" (Paramount) fell short. But three holdovers should end up leading the box office list for the full weekend, led by the still strong but no longer phenomenal "Fifty Shades of Grey" (Universal). "Shades" over performed its initial weekend, so its $8 million yesterday (-74% from the combined Thursday night/Friday gross, 64% from Friday alone), though part of a big drop, will still leave it in top spot for the weekend, around $25 million. Some context, though - when "The Hunger Games" opened in March 2012, its second Friday dropped only slightly less (72%). "Kingsman: »
- Tom Brueggemann
Newlywed bliss! Amber Heard made her first public appearance since tying the knot with Johnny Depp earlier this month, showing off her new wedding ring at the unveiling of the "Alice In Wonderland"-themed window at the Temperley Shop in London on Friday. Sporting a black midi skirt, white blouse and oxford heels, the newlywed looked happier than ever as she posed for pictures at the stylish event. The 28-year-old actress and her 51-year-old beau said "I do" at their home in Los Angeles on February 4, just days before celebrating with friends and family in the Bahamas. The two first met on the set of the 2011 film "The Rum Diary," when Depp was still with longtime partner Vanessa Paradis. Johnny and Amber went public with their relationship shortly after he split from the model. This is the second marriage for Depp, who was hitched to Lori Anne Allison from 1983- »
- tooFab Staff
Amber Heard has the post-wedding glow! The stunning blonde made her first appearance since tying the knot to Johnny Depp earlier this month at the unveiling of the Alice in Wonderland-themed window at the Temperley Shop in London. Heard donned a midi-length black skirt, white button-up shirt and oxford heels for the event, but all eyes were set on her stunning engagement and wedding rings. This marks not only the first time that we've seen Heard since her secret L.A. wedding to the A-lister, but also the first time that anyone has gotten a glimpse at her new bling. The duo initially wed in a quiet, super-private ceremony at Depp's home in Los Angeles, and days later celebrated in a »
The Oscar for Best Costume Design is sometimes one of the hardest to predict. The Costume Designers Guild offers some assistance, with their awards for Period, Fantasy, and Contemporary films, but since 1999, when the guild first started handing out prizes, they’ve predicted the eventual Oscar winner only seven times (from 1999-2004, the Period and Fantasy Awards were combined; in 2005, the category was split): 2002: Colleen Atwood, “Chicago” (Period/Fantasy) 2003: Ngila Dickson, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (Period/Fantasy, Oscar shared with Richard Taylor) 2005: Colleen Atwood, “Memoirs of a Geisha” (Period) 2008: Michael O’Connor, “The Duchess” (Period) 2009: Sandy Powell, “The Young Victoria” (Period) 2010: Colleen Atwood, “Alice in Wonderland” (Fantasy) 2012: Jacqueline Durran, “Anna Karenina” -Break- Updated: Experts' Oscars predic...' »
Hello again, dear readers. I hope you all had a good Valentine’s Day weekend, and that a lot of you got out to see Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is totally awesome. This coming Sunday also brings us the 87th Academy Awards, during which I’ll be both hoping Michael Keaton wins Best Actor for Birdman, and cursing the Academy for not giving a Best Animated Feature nomination to The Lego Movie. But in this meantime, this week’s installment of Trailer Trashin’ is our first look at one of my most anticipated films of the fall, Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.
Premise: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, a young author is torn between the love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. »
- Timothy Monforton
We never get tired of the story of Cinderella, and whether we know it or not, the version we never get tired of is the one put forth by Walt Disney 65 years ago. The 1950 animated feature, released 65 years ago this week (on February 15, 1950) was an instant classic, and its this version we think of when we imagine all the visual details of the story -- the slipper, the pumpkin, the fairy godmother, the mice, and Cinderella and Prince Charming dancing all over the palace grounds.
Still, as many times as we've heard the story or seen the cartoon, there's still more to be mined from the 17th-century fairy tale. (Indeed, Disney is releasing a new live-action retelling next month.) As many times as you've seen the 1950 classic, there's plenty you may not know about it -- how the actress who played Cinderella landed the part without even knowing she'd auditioned, »
- Gary Susman
[Brightcove "4045957566001" "" "" "auto"] She has a blossoming career and an enviable fashion sense, and Felicity Jones also has the perfect cure for those inevitable low moments. "If I'm trying to pick myself up," says Jones. "I love having a bath. I absolutely love hot baths." In a personal video for People, Theory of Everything star (and Oscar nominee!) also opens up about her close friends and the challenges of playing a real person. The British actress, 31, who says she felt a "particular sense of responsibility" playing Jane Hawking (wife of famed scientist Stephen Hawking), reveals that her early interest in acting was piqued »
- Aili Nahas
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Crimson Peak" horror film, which is directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim). Check it out below. Plot: Set in the 19th century, the film stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) as a new bride who discovers that her husband (Tom Hiddleston) is not who he appears to be. Jessica Chastain plays her sister-in-law. "Crimson Peak" also stars Charlie Hunnam and Doug Jones. It's set to hit theaters on October 16th. Trailer: »
The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak has just arrived, offering a first look at the director’s gothic horror story starring Mia Wasikowska (Stoker, Alice in Wonderland), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, A Most Violent Year), Tom Hiddleston (Marvel’s The Avengers, Only Lovers Left Alive), Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy,” Pacific Rim) and Jim…
The post The Crimson Peak Trailer is Here! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
Ahead of its release next month Walt Disney Pictures has debuted a new trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s live action adaptation of the classic fairy tale Cinderella. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind. »
- Gary Collinson
Watch the brand new trailer for Disney’s Cinderella.
The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.
Soon, she is forced to become their servant, disrespected, covered in ashes and spitefully renamed Cinderella. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her, and she continues to remain positive, determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”
When Ella meets a dashing stranger in the woods, unaware that he is really »
- Melissa Thompson
There’s been lots of handwringing — most of it entirely justified — over the bad messages little girls get from the princess crap they all seem to love so much. Pinkness! Glitter! Chiffon! Ugh! But why do little girls embrace that? There hasn’t been much discussion about this conundrum, as far as I can see.
Let’s posit a few things. One, little girls (like little boys) are not stupid. Two, little girls (like little boys) have active imaginations. Three, little girls (like little boys) are paying closer attention than we might think they are, and are heeding the lessons we grownups are passing down to them.
And what are those lessons? Well, a few big ones can be gleaned from kids’ movies. Kids’ movies are almost always good for huge box office, meaning that lots of kids are going to see them, even when the characters they’re about »
- MaryAnn Johanson
This week Neil Calloway looks at the recently released figures for UK film in 2014…
This week the BFI research and statistics unit released figures for the UK box office in 2014. The good news is that it was a record year for UK films in 2014. The bad news is that UK cinema admissions were down 5% on 2013, and ticket sales were down 2% on 2013.
How, then can it be a record year? Because investment in films in Britain reached record levels. This boils down to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the new Mission: Impossible film and the sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland being shot over here. Britain has three big draws for big Hollywood studios making films here; big soundstages – Pinewood, Shepperton and Leavesden – all a short distance from London, our crews speak the same language as Americans, and most importantly, our tax breaks for films made in Britain. American studios »
- Neil Calloway
In a stunning fall from grace, the directing duo of the Wachowskis have gone from changing the sci-fi landscape with their influential 1999 movie The Matrix to a bizarre pastiche of half-thought-out genre tropes and tired plot details with the incredibly leaden Jupiter Ascending. The movie is like a big budget movie version of one of those embarrassingly awful hard-sci-fi e-books that lousy would-be authors self-publish on Amazon. They hardly make any sense, they’re full of half-thought-out steampunk-inflected bullshit, and they have a hilariously bad sense of epic grandeur. You can’t fault the Wachowskis for trying to go all out given the way they have tried to make themselves auteurs that best match style and substance, but Jupiter Ascending may have gone a bit too far.
Mila Kunis plays Jupiter Jones, a lowly Russian émigré who now lives in Chicago with her huge family who cleans rich people’s toilets just to scrape by. »
- Sean Hutchinson
Breakfast at Tiffany's will be screened at the Royal Albert Hall this summer with an on-stage orchestra and choir
Henry Mancini's score will be performed live for the audience on June 12 (7.30pm) and June 13 (2.30pm and 7.30pm).
Director of Events at the Royal Albert Hall Lucy Noble said: "This iconic film is famous for many things: Audrey Hepburn's peerless sense of style, the headily romantic atmosphere, an exceptional cat, and - of course - Henry Mancini's timeless score, including the classic song 'Moon River'.
"This unique event will bring the music centre-stage, quite literally, as it is performed live and in full by an orchestra and choir.
"This is Breakfast at Tiffany's as it has never been seen - or heard - before, so grab a pastry and a 'huckleberry friend' and head for the Royal Albert Hall in June."
The screening is the world premiere of Breakfast at Tiffany's Live. »
The film centres around a young doctor's wife who finds herself dissatisfied with her life in provincial France.
She becomes entangled in debt and extramarital affairs while trying to bring some excitement to her life.
Madame Bovary is yet to announce its release schedule. »
Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) is Emma Bovary in this latest adaptation of the famous debut novel by French writer Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary. The story takes place in Normandy, France, where Emma, a farmer’s daughter, marries Charles Bovary, a young doctor. Unfortunately married life is not what Emma thought it would be. Tired of […]
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