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Sneak Peek new revealing images,plus footage of 'Catwoman' actress Anne Hathaway in the November 2014 issue of "Elle" (UK) magazine:
Following several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series "Get Real". She came to prominence after playing 'Mia Thermopolis' in the Disney film "The Princess Diaries" (2001) and in its 2004 sequel.
In 2008, she won several awards for her performance in "Rachel Getting Married", also earning an Academy Award nomination for 'Best Actress'. In 2010, she starred in the box office hits "Valentine's Day", "Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland", and "Love and Other Drugs", winning an Emmy Award for her voice-over performance on "The Simpsons".
- Michael Stevens
This week's Once Upon A Time goes all Fantasia. Here's Kylie's review of The Apprentice...
This review contains spoilers.
4.4 The Apprentice
Once keeps up its brisk pace this week, hitting us with a whole new layer of mythology, a string of deceits, and some plot movement that, frustratingly, takes character development a step backward.
Captain Swan fans were no doubt thrilled to finally get a Hook/Emma date, but of course, things don’t go smoothly (though it does leave room for some hilarious Charming family adorableness). Hook blackmails Rumple into reattaching his missing hand, despite Rumple’s warnings that the hand will influence him to be like the selfish, violent man he used to be. But after Hook has attacked several people and decides he needs to be rid of the hand to return to his new, good self, Rumple reveals that the hand really has no influence; Hook »
This Sunday on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Hook had a great date with Emma, but the “morning after” — with Rumplestiltskin — really did a number on the buccaneer.
In The Fairytale Land That Was…. | “Joan” finds Rumplestiltskin, but he knows who she really is — Anna of Arendelle, out to find out why her parents traveled to Mist Haven. “I’ll do whatever it takes,” she says — music to the dealmaker’s ears. Rumple tasks Anna with doping the tea of an old man down the lane. But when Anna meets the kindly gent, she can’t do it. She »
Today we have the official poster for the upcoming "Big Eyes," which stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), and is directed by Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Check it out below. Plot: The story focuses on Margaret (Adams) and Walter Keane (Waltz), a pair of artists who popularized mass-produced paintings in the 1950s and 1960s that featured portraits of small children with big, sad eyes. Walter was said to be the painter, but it was later revealed that Margaret did the paintings. Margaret sued to get her share of the profits that resulted in a 1986 case in which a judge forced the couple to a "paint off" in federal court. The new movie, which co-stars Krysten Ritter, Terrence Stamp, Jason Schwartzman, and Danny Huston, is set to hit theaters on Christmas (December 25th). Poster: (click to enlarge) »
Disney Magical World has been given a new trailer by Nintendo.
The latest promo for the adventure title invites players to experience 'a whole new world'.
Players can interact with characters, run a café to earn in-game coins, set off on ghost-hunting quests and visit friends' towns via StreetPass.
In addition, users can create personalised Disney-themed outfits, accessories and furniture.
Available now in North America, Disney Magical World arrives in Europe on October 24 for Nintendo 3Ds.
Watch the announcement trailer for the game below: »
Half the fun of attending Comic Con - either the New York or San Diego iteration - is the cosplayers. Whether elaborately, cleverly or just plain ol' hilariously costumed, cosplayers are the beating heart and soul of comic conventions. And this attendee has taken the art to new levels, as this picture (circulated on social media earlier today - New York Comic Con wrapped up Sunday) shows. This man took it upon himself to dress as characters from multiple Johnny Depp films, a postmodern experiment in actor worship that we can describe as pretty cool. In no particular order, this »
Available On 3D Blu-ray, Blu Ray™ & DVD 20th October 2014
Director: Robert Stromberg
Running Time: 97 minutes
Disney’s Maleficent heads out with the intention of a fresh angle on a classic story but where the beauty of possibility is endless, the final result is disappointingly underwhelming.
We initially follow the young life of Maleficent, as she grows up in a tranquil forest kingdom but one day an invading Scottish army of some kind – I think that’s the accent they’re going for – tries to steal the land and break the harmony. As time goes by, our Maleficent becomes the protector of her realm but then suffers a ruthless, somewhat horrific, act of betrayal and it turns »
- Dan Bullock
So thats it for Week 3! Thank you for all your comments and for being generally amazing. Ill be back next Saturday in the meantime youll find Stus X Factor results show liveblog starts in 15 minutes, and the splendid Julia Raeside will be liveblogging The Apprentice from 9pm on Wednesday. Ill be back next Saturday for Strictly Week 4, and you can find me on Twitter @heidistephens in the meantime. Have a fabulous week, and keeeeeep dancing! Hx
So leaving this week is Jennifer and Tristan! They have both been lovely, but such is the way of Strictly. Theyre being forced to do their final dance to My Heart Will Go On from Titanic, as bellowed by a wounded bear. »
- Heidi Stephens
The Best Visual Effects is often the place where the Academy recognizes what it is frequently accused of avoiding elsewhere: mainstream spectacle. Blockbusters reign in this category, at least at the nomination stage, with fantasy films, franchises and other money-makers always featuring prominently. The branch also has its specific fetishes, at least historically (talking animals immediately jumps to mind), though, in recent years, it has seemingly been all 3D, all the time. There are dozens if not hundreds of individuals who work on a film’s visual effects but the nomination can ultimately be shared by only four of them – usually the special effects supervisor and three visual effects supervisors. While some names are "favorites" of the branch (John Frazier, Joe Letteri), this branch is hardly the most insular and tends to be more concerned about the work on display. We will receive a hint of the way they are »
- Gerard Kennedy
Directed by Gary Shore
Ambiguity isn’t tolerated by studios anymore, especially when it comes to high-profile characters that can serve as franchise-starters. And characters don’t come with a higher profile that the lord of vampires himself, Dracula. Origin stories boomed with Batman Begins and Casino Royale, unfortunately the only thing Hollywood took from the success of those films is that Every character needs their backstory completely explained. So now audiences will be served a gritty reboot of an icon they already know very well.
The kingdom of Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) faces an outside threat in the form of Sultan Mehmed (Dominic Cooper). The Sultan demands money and men for his future conquests, and the request that his young son be asked to join this army, irks Vlad a great deal. So much so that he cuts down »
- Colin Biggs
X Factor's Chloe Jasmine modelled a series of saucy outfits during a photoshoot for a sex toy firm three years ago, it has been revealed.
Two pictures of the 23-year-old are still on the company Lovehoney's website, the first showing the aspiring singer modelling their sexed-up Alice in Wonderland costume.
The description reads: "Mirror mirror on the wall... who is the sexiest of them all! Cute Miss Alice dress with peasant style top, pinafore front and blue dress. Petticoat sold separately."
In the second snap, the singer advertises a schoolgirl costume - complete with boater hat and knee-high stockings.
The accompanying description reads: "Oh I say! 5 piece outfit includes genuine straw boater, navy blue dress, wide stripe tie and sexy black stockings! Just add hockey sticks!"
The site has since released other steamy images of the X Factor finalist, which shows the star in a basque, rubber knickers and suspenders, »
With her amazing performances in films such as The King’S Speech, Alice In Wonderland and Corpse Bride, it’s hard to believe that BAFTA award-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter had no formal acting training. Her ability to wow viewers with her charismatic performances and broad range of films make her roles truly memorable and one of the greatest actors of all time. To celebrate the release of the heart-warming adventure The Young And Prodigious T.S Spivet on DVD and digital download from 6th October, we take a moment to recognise Helena’s impressive and expanded range of roles from Corpse Bride to her beautiful performance as caring mother Dr. Clair in The Young And Prodigious T.S Spivet.
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Universal’s marketing team had a challenge when coming up with their campaign for “Dracula Untold,” the studio’s latest tale of Vlad the Impaler who becomes the iconic blood sucking vampire.
The film, which Legendary Entertainment helped co-finance, revolves around the origins of the character and his love for his family, and stars a younger Vlad, played by Luke Evans, who wears armor rather than a cape. The film also spends less time in a dark, dreary castle and more time on a battlefield with Turkish armies. There are still bats, however. Lots of bats.
With Halloween Horror Nights, Universal found itself with the opportunity to turn to its theme parks to bring the film to life with a maze that showcases the film’s setpieces and introduces them to moviegoers who may not have known about the new angle producers are taking on the classic monster.
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- Marc Graser
You can never know what impact a film will have until long after the change it heralds in is irreversible. Everyone thought Alice In Wonderland was a lifeless damp squib from a coasting Tim Burton, yet it’s helped kickstart a sub-genre of dark revisionist fairy tales. And when X-Men first arrived on the scene no one could have expected superheroes to become the dominant force in blockbuster cinema.
Heck, it’s so unpredictable that the films everyone trumpets as the revolutionaries can often end up having very little impact at all. Avatar may have been heralded as a game-changer on release, but as 3D begins to fail there’s little that it really impacted; it’s just another stepping stone in the long journey towards photo-realistic CGI. And, as much as it pains us, Inception didn’t lead to the barrage of smart, high-concept blockbusters we all expected. »
- Alex Leadbeater
By Anjelica Oswald
The 87th Academy Awards could see a collection of familiar names in the costume design category, from Oscar winner and 10-time nominee Colleen Atwood to one-time nominee Michael Wilkinson. When It comes down to securing nominations for costumes, it doesn’t matter how well the film has fared in other Oscar categories. Films such as Jane Eyre (2011), Mirror Mirror (2012) and The Invisible Woman (2013) were only nominated for costume design.
Atwood could receive nominations for Disney’s Into the Woods and Tim Burton’s Big Eyes during the upcoming awards cycle. Of her 10 nominations to date, she’s won three: best picture winner Chicago (2002), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) and Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010). Atwood has designed the costumes for nine of Burton’s films: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Planet of the Apes (2001), Big Fish (2003), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice in Wonderland »
- Anjelica Oswald
Next year’s full to bursting with potentially brilliant geek films, so to help, here’s our pick of 25 must-see movies out in 2015…
Compiling a list of next year's most exciting films is extremely difficult. What do you put in? What do you leave out? Those are some of the questions we've had to ask ourselves as we drew up the long-list of our most anticipated films of 2015. In an attempt to limit the number of sequels which can fill up a list such as this, we've left out something like Fast & Furious 7, even though we're fairly sure it'll be a lot of fun. With but two significant exceptions, we've excluded some of the films we were looking forward to this year that have been delayed until the next, such as Kingsman: The Secret Service and Frankenstein.
What we're left with, we hope, is a fairly broad selection of action and comedy, »
To celebrate the release of The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet on DVD and download from 6th October, we’ve got 3 to giveaway thanks to those folks at eOne.
From the talented director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelié) comes a heart-warming tale of one boy’s determination to pursue a career in science. Adapted from the novel The Selected Works of T.S Spivet by Reif Larsen, this childhood adventure is brought to life as The Young and Prodigious T.S Spivet arrives on DVD and download on 6 October 2014 from eOne.
The film stars Kyle Catlett as he makes his film debut as the young and gifted T.S. Spivet; BAFTA award winning Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, Alice in Wonderland) as caring mother Dr. Clair; Callum Keith Rennie (The Killing, Californication) as Spivet’s cowboy father; and Judy Davis (To Rome With Love, The Starter Wife) as undersecretary of the Smithsonian Museum G. »
- Dan Bullock
After Maleficent and Cinderella, Beauty And The Beast is getting the live action treatment from Disney...
Earlier this year, it was confirmed that one of the live action tellings of a classic tale that Disney is working on is Beauty And The Beast. This follows the studio's success with Alice In Wonderland and Maleficent, with live action takes on The Jungle Book and Cinderella already on the way.
Beauty And The Beast is to be directed by Bill Condon (Gods And Monsters, the last two Twilight films), and we learn now that it's going to be written by Stephen Chbosky. Chboskey previously penned The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (directing the movie too), and EW reports that his screenplay will be based largely on Disney's superb 1991 animated telling of the Beauty And The Beast story.
There's no word yet as to when to expect the film. We'll keep you posted, »
Anne Hathaway, the Oscar-winning actress, recently admitted that achieving fame was a difficult experience for her.
Anne Hathaway On Fame
"This fame thing? F--ked me up for a really long time," Hathaway told Elle U.K. "I didn't know how to do it; I didn't know how to engage with it; it stressed me out. And people would say, 'You just have to be yourself,' and I was like, 'But I don't know who that is yet!'"
The media attention on Hathaway reached an all-time high following her performance as Fantine in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables. Though Hathaway earned an Oscar for the performance, she also received a fair amount of criticism – which mostly consisted of personal attacks that had little to do with her acting chops. A couple years removed from the worst of it, Hathaway says she’s no longer troubled by others’ perceptions.
Fairytales getting turned into movies are almost a dime a dozen these days. Already on the horizon are sequels and prequels to Alice in Wonderland and Snow White and the Huntsman, as well as new versions of Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and The Jungle Book. So when a film like Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters comes along, which takes the original Brothers Grimm story and spins it in a completely new direction, it’s kind of a big deal.
While the film loosely based on the well-known German fairytale didn’t do so well domestically, it ended up captivating audiences overseas with its guts-and-glory approach and grossed $200 million worldwide at the box office. Needless to say, after earning four times ...
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- Araceli Roach
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