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“We were all there because we cared about the man; we were inspired by the story, we liked what the film was saying, and we admired the man. It was Louis’ film.” The film shot in 68 days for $65 million, fairly modest for an epic-scale piece that spans several decades and continents. Jolie says it wasn’t easy for the film teams, but everyone worked together: “We were all united. And everybody was so enthusiastic about everybody else’s work.”
Cinematography, Roger Deakins
“With everyone who came in, we talked about Louie, what he meant to us, what the film needed to say and how to communicate that to the audience. We wanted to make a film »
- Tim Gray
Many may assume the Dec. 10 announcement that Angelina Jolie’s WWII pic “Unbroken” had been shut out of the Golden Globes was the nail in the coffin for the film’s Oscar prospects. Actually, it might be a blessing in disguise.
Based on a bestseller, the film has an all-star pedigree with Jolie directing, a script by the Coen brothers, and cinematography by Roger Deakins. The true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who survived 47 days at sea and more than two years in a Japanese prison camp, the picture was considered an awards frontrunner, sight unseen. When it was finally unveiled, reception was mixed. Critics were mostly admiring but lukewarm, with auds at screenings more embracing.
“Unbroken” was expected to do well with the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. because the org’s members are seen as being celebrity-centric. They still haven’t lived down 2010, when they nominated Jolie »
- Jenelle Riley
Nominations in 25 categories were announced this morning for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards -- meaning there were A Lot of snubs and quite a few surprises this year. See all the nominees right here.Some old favorites like "Modern Family" and "Mad Men" were completely shut out, making room for fresh blood this year ... with series like "Fargo," "True Detective" and even a shocker from The CW all getting noms for TV. The snubs weren't as big on the film side, so we'll start there with a full breakdown below.Film Snubs & Surprises"Unbroken": While it's clearly being promoted as an Oscar contender, the Angelina Jolie-directed film has been getting mixed reviews from critics. It currently sits with just a 55% on Rotten Tomatoes. The flick didn't garner one single nomination today. Pretty shocking that the HFPA once recognized Angie's work in "The Tourist" ... but not this."Interstellar": With »
- tooFab Staff
Apparently the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is more interested in peace than war — or in superstars coming to their show. The complete shutout of Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper (both expected to be Major contenders) were eye openers for the foreign based Globe voters across-the-board dismissal of these two films, set in different wars but depicting iconic true-life American heroes. Throw in another total blank for Sony’s big hope, the very fine Brad Pitt-starring World War II drama, Fury and you have a scenario where the Globes appear to be quite battle weary this season – and not a fan of major studio fare this time around. You have to give credit though to the new direction of the HFPA, under 2nd year President Theo Kingman. The group that was vilified for nominating Jolie’s and Johnny Depp’s critically maligned The Tourist just »
- Pete Hammond
Just a day after the Screen Actors Guild completely ignored the Martin Luther King biopic, Selma, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association threw down its full support for the film with nominations for its actor David Oyelowo, its director Ava DuVernay, the film itself, and even its song, "Glory," written by John Legend and Common. Yet the small voting body also chose to echo SAG's choices in the actress category and the Supporting Actor category, with nominations for Jennifer Aniston in Cake and Robert Duvall in The Judge. Which actually leads me to ask the question: Are the Golden Globes getting legit? »
- Nicole Sperling
Another winter, another awards season, another opportunity for us all to get good and angry about the injustices of nomination lists.
It's fair to say that the Golden Globes have traditionally been a mixed bag – a moment of silence for The Tourist's three nominations in 2011 – but their unique format also makes them more representative than many ceremonies.
Thanks to the division between drama and comedy/musical, the Golden Globes have room for ten nominees in the motion picture and lead acting categories, which can go one of two ways. Best case scenario, it means that slightly more niche, below-the-radar contenders get recognised. Worst case scenario, it means that The Tourist gets recognised.
In any case, this format means the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has no excuse for obvious snubs. So read on to find out which omissions made us most angry this year, and let us know yours in the comments! »
The Golden Globes are always a bit of a mixed bag - Johnny Depp for The Tourist! Angelina Jolie for The Tourist! - but this year things are mixed in a different way, with no clear leader dominating the field. No single film stands above the rest when it comes to nominations, although Boyhood picked up nods for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Then again, Grand Budapest Hotel also did well, as did Into The Woods and Gone Girl. Notable by their absence are Unbroken, American Sniper and Interstellar, as is Peter Dinklage for his sterling work on Game Of Thrones. Also, no Sons Of Anarchy, or Orphan Black, or Outlander, or... well, the list goes on.Below are our key picks of nominees, but for the full list, including more TV and music-based nods, head over to the Golden Globes' official website, where »
Photo: RopeofSilicon / Brad Brevet This morning, the 2015 Golden Globe Award nominations were announced by Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton in 25 categories and like yesterday's Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, it's Birdman leading the pack with seven total nominations. Boyhood and The Imitation Game follow with five each and it's Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma and The Theory of Everything finishing with four nominations each. The first notable nominations are those for Selma after being snubbed yesterday by the Screen Actors Guild in all categories. Director Ava DuVernay scored a nomination while star David Oyelowo, playing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was also nominated for Best Actor in a Drama. The Grand Budapest Hotel also continues on a nice little run, perhaps largely thanks to the Globes nominating for categories in drama and comedy/musical, but who's complainingc Along with a nomination for Best Comedy/Musical, »
- Brad Brevet
Though a few of Johnny Depp's most recent films -- The Lone Ranger, The Tourist, Transcendence, Dark Shadows -- have not exactly been critical and box office successes, the actor has gotten to a place in his career where the critics don't bother him.
In a new interview with Details magazine, Depp gets especially blunt about his questionable choice of films.
"As Marlon once so beautifully f*cking said to me, life is a birdsong. That's stuck with me," he says, quoting his mentor, the legendary actor Marlon Brando. "What is really satisfying is, like Marlon, getting to that place where he just didn't give a f*ck."
Photos: Johnny Depp's 10 Greatest Roles
At 51 years old, Depp says he has finally reached that place.
"First, I reached a point where I cared so much and was so diligent in terms of approaching the work," he reflects. "Then you get to where you care so f*cking »
There's a “The Tourist” reunion afoot at this year's Hollywood Film Awards. “Tourist” costars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie have signed on to appear at the ceremony, which will be broadcast for the first time on Nov. 14. Also read: Channing Tatum, Shailene Woodley, Chris Pratt Join Lineup for ‘Hollywood Film Awards’ Telecast “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson, Steve Carell, Laura Dern, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez and Mike Myers will also appear at the festivities, as will Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock and Hilary Swank. This new batch of names join previously announced guests Amy Adams, Gerard Butler, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., »
- Tim Kenneally
Production underway on All Roads Lead to Rome.
Claudia Cardinale (Once Upon a Time in the West), Rosie Day (The Seasoning House) and Raoul Bova (The Tourist) will round out the cast of the romantic comedy, directed by Ella Lemhagen from a screenplay by Cindy Myers, Josh Appignanesi and Ella Lemhagen.
Filming will take place in Italy, between Rome and Province, for six weeks.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Preposterous hamminess, ahoy! Yes, it’s Mortdecai, the decade’s cult classic to-be, landing with four new, moustachioed character posters. If you ever wondered what Gwyneth Paltrow looks like with a moustache – and, frankly, who hasn’t? – just hover your cursor over the strange-looking man with the blond hair below and click. With Johnny Depp in the title role and adapted from Kyril Bonfiglioli’s The Mortdecai Trilogy, the comedy-thriller looks like a goofy but goodhearted caper that shares some DNA with Charade, The Thin Man and Harry Enfield’s Playboys. Depp’s titular art dealer is thrown into a deadly world of raging Russians, lethal terrorists and MI5 agents, with only his wife (Paltrow) and a vast reserve of bonhomie to fall back on. Oh, and his manservant (Paul Bettany).Mortdecai is directed by Jurassic Park screenwriter director David Koepp, who most recently oversaw bike courier actioner Premium Rush. »
abstew here with some random thoughts on the just released new stills from the newest directorial effort of Oscar winner Angelina Jolie, By the Sea. EW received the exclusive pics (hence the magazine's watermark on the photos) and a mini-interview with the writer/director/producer and star that pairs her up on screen with new husband Brad Pitt (their first on-screen partnering since the film that brought them together and launched a million tabloid magazine covers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith). Set in the 1970's, Jolie stars as a former ballet dancer travelling France with her American husband (that would be Pitt, naturally). Their marriage is beginning to show signs of strain and they find themselves drawn to the inhabitants of a small costal town on their journeys...and comedy ensues! (But probably not):
Damn. I feel like they just announced this film was in the works and we already »
There are a number of surprises built into Kevin Smith's "Tusk," not the least of which is that it is, all things considered, eminently watchable. That's not faint praise, either. This is in many ways a ridiculous film, and well aware of itself. There are moments where you can practically hear Smith off-camera laughing at not just what's in front of the camera but also what's going to happen in the theater when people watch it. There is a glee to the filmmaking that is matched by a greater sense of control than I've seen from Smith before, and while I think the film is wildly uneven at times, I think that's also the point. I've always said that I grade a film based on how well I think it accomplishes what the filmmaker is trying to do, and in this case, I'd say Smith is fairly on his game. »
- Drew McWeeny
As detailed in fairly recent, candid interviews, Paul Bettany has been frustrated these last few years: the enormously talented British actor got stuck in poor Screen Gems actioners like "Legion" and "Priest," or in supporting starry flops like "The Tourist" or "Transcendence," with only the occasional "Margin Call" or "Blood" to remind us why we liked him so much in the first place. But he's finding his mojo once again: he's got another Johnny Depp team-up on the way next year with "Mortdecai," and after four voice-only credits in the Marvel movie universe, will appear in person as The Vision in next summer's mega-blockbuster "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." But first, he's about to show a whole new side by making his directorial debut at the Toronto International Film Festival with "Shelter." Starring Bettany's partner Jennifer Connelly and the great Anthony Mackie, it's an intriguing »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Johnny Depp's job just became a family affair.
Johnny Depp's job just became a family affair.
News: Johnny Depp Wants '100 More Kids'
This is the second installment of Smith's True North Trilogy, the first being Tusk. In addition to Depp and his daughter, the original cast of Tusk will return for Yoga Hosers, including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman, Jennifer Schwalbach and Harley Morenstein.
Is Johnny Depp a movie star anymore? He is certainly famous, but he doesn’t have the box office clout he used to. The actor consistently does well internationally, but in the States, he hasn’t opened a major release in years, at least one that wasn’t already an established brand. Transcendence, The Lone Ranger, The Tourist, Dark Shadows and The Rum Diary all bombed here. Of course, the quality of those titles aren’t up there with his finer films, so that’s a slight hindrance. Maybe all Depp needs is simply a really good movie to win back moviegoers. Reuniting with writer/director David Koepp is a step in the right direction. The two collaborated on 2004′s Secret Window, which is an especially good Stephen King adaptation. It’s also one of the last times Depp pulled off playing an average joe. For some reason he couldn’t do the same in The Tourist and »
- Jack Giroux
The Angelina Jolie-headlined fairy tale fantasy is currently sitting on $715,019,000 worldwide, making it the third biggest earner of the year behind Transformers: Age of Extinction ($966.4 million) and X-Men: Days of Future Past ($739.5 million). In all, it’s the fifth film to reach the $700 million mark this year, with fellow Disney release Captain America: The Winter Soldier earning $713 million and Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sitting on $706.3 million.
Directed by Robert Stromberg, Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Imelda Staunton (The Pirates! Band of Misfits), Miranda Richardson (The Hours), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), and Lesley Manville (Romeo and Juliet). Read our reviews here, here and here.
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- Gary Collinson
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 2, 2014
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The documentary For No Good Reason explores the life of British cartoon-artist Ralph Steadman, who is best known for caricatures he created alongside the work of longtime friend, journalist Hunter S. Thompson of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas fame (or infamy).
For No Good Reason was mainly shot on Steadman’s country estate with the artist’s pal Johnny Depp (The Tourist) serving as tour guide and narrator. The film, which incorporates archival footage, personal photographs, selections of the artist’s provocative and entertaining work and animated “updates” of said work, also features contributions from Terry Gilliam (Monty Python), Richard E. Grant (The Iron Lady), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption) and Jann Wenner (co-founder and publisher of Rolling Stone), and features music from Slash, All-American Rejects, »
Good news for Disney this morning as Maleficent has crossed the $600 million mark, becoming the fourth movie in 2014 – and the first non-comic book movie – to do so.
Now in its fifth week of release, Maleficent has taken $205 million domestically and around $400 million in worldwide markets, which also makes this the biggest live-action success of Angelina Jolie’s career. The movie is now out in the majority of the major markets having taken roughly $40 million in China. It opens in Japan this weekend.
From Disney comes Maleficent—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army »
- Luke Owen
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