9 items from 2017
Jason Isaacs as Dr. Volmer in A Cure for WellnessIt starts with a whispered melody. It will send frissons of familiarity, of a kind of upsetting longing for clarity. You know that song the odd English girl is singing, but you can't place it. Neither can Lockhart (Dane DeHaan, who they might have called Lockjaw, as he can barely seem to spit his words out), which is what draws him into the guts of a mystery. And it draws the film into a slithering spiral, compels us to observe an autopsy of modern horror. What half-remembered giallo fugue is Gore Verbinski spooning up for us like medicine, pinioned to our chairs like one of the zombie patients in the film’s sinister clinic? A puzzle picture, a conspiracy thriller, a kind of baroque classical nightmare, A Cure For Wellness is too sturdy, busy and sure of itself to be much of a horror film. »
Aussie screenwriter Luke Davies lives in La with director David Michôd, and is repped by UTA's Bec Smith. Both are former If editors, and Davies himself used to contribute DVD reviews to the magazine. We spoke with the honorary old boy on the phone from Bondi, where he was staying on a layover in Oz late last year.
Your path into screenwriting began with Candy, is that right?.
Yeah. I was always obsessed with film but didn.t know how to break in. So I said to Margaret Fink, the producer, that she could option the book if I was allowed to try my hand at the first draft of the screenplay. That was the beginning of the path that led to here.
Had you been reading screenplays before that point or did you just learn on the job? »
- Harry Windsor
Where do surprises come from? If we knew, they wouldn't be surprises. But it's probably worth looking at the slightly less mysterious matter of Oscar upsets, as the 7,000 or so voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences cast their ballots between now and next Tuesday. By and large, Academy members are a predictable bunch, especially when it comes to the Best Picture award. Almost everyone knew Slumdog Millionaire, The King's Speech and The Artist were… »
Production on Mary Poppins Returns, the all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film Mary Poppins, has commenced at Shepperton Studios. The film, which stars Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train, Into the Woods) and Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) and is directed and produced by Oscar nominee, Emmy and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago), is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.
The film also stars Ben Whishaw (Spectre), Emily Mortimer (Hugo) and Julie Walters (Harry Potter films) with Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins). In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth).
Malia Obama already has one hell of an entry level job as the Weinstein Company's newest intern -- she's picking and choosing scripts to pitch to execs ... TMZ has learned. Our Weinstein sources tell us Malia started work Monday and she's ensconced in the production/development department ... reading through scripts and deciding which ones move on to Weinstein brass. We're told Malia's internship will run through the Spring. Weinstein gets lots of scripts from top screenwriters and unknowns alike, »
- TMZ Staff
Kirsten Howard Jan 30, 2017
We've noticed that directors tend to get a bit wibbly when talking about actor Dane DeHaan, and Mr. Besson is no exception...
2017 looks set to finally be Dane DeHaan's time to shine.
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After starring in Josh Trank's 2012 sci-fi flick Chronicle as an abused lad driven mad with (super)power, and as a troubled soul in Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond The Pines in the same year, DeHaan became a hot ticket.
He's been incredibly picky since, with an appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Harry Osborn and a starring role in the indie rom-com Life After Beth his most prominent roles in the last five years, but »
- Brad Brevet <email@example.com>
The Oscars, or the Academy Awards, are one of my favorite award ceremonies of the year for a few reasons. Primarily, it gives all the filmmakers, actors, actresses, and people behind the camera their chance to shine and to be recognized for all of their hard work, they then get to take home that trophy and have "bragging rights" for the rest of their careers. Additionally, the Oscars can create massive controversy like when Citizen Kane, Goodfellows, or Vertigo were snubbed, or lets just look at 1994 when Forrest Gump beat both The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction. Even more recently, the 2010 awards where The King's Speech won over Inception, Black Swan, The Social Network, and The Fighter. Have you ever tried watching The King's Speech, and if you have, have you been able to stay awake through the entire movie?
Either way the Oscars are still a fun topic of »
- Drew Carlton
Malia Obama is headed to show business!
Exclusive: Michelle Obama on Sasha and Malia's First State Dinner -- 'They Got to Do the Big Girl Dress-Up Thing'
Malia, 18, will begin work in February at the New York Office of The Weinstein Company in the marketing or development department, after the Obama family's vacation in Palm Springs, California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Upon completion of her internship, Malia will begin school at Harvard University in the fall. She took a year off after graduating high school last June.
The Weinstein Co., which is run by brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, is behind numerous acclaimed films, including Oscar-winning movies The King's Speech and The Artist, as well as this year's Oscar contender, Lion. Over the years, Harvey has held several fundraisers for Malia's father, and also supported »
9 items from 2017
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