David O. Russell makes fashion statement on the Oscars' Red Carpet David O. Russell: Fashion statement and Oscar nomination David O. Russell, a Best Director Oscar nominee for the surprisingly successful boxing drama The Fighter, makes both a fashion and a facial statement upon his arrival with guests at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. This was his first Best Director nomination. About five years ago, David O. Russell made headlines thanks to leaked videos showing him having a volcanic, expletive-filled confrontation with Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees – an ambitious all-star comedy that turned out to be much less successful than the bizarre behind-the-scenes video clips. (Check out Paul Rudd in a parody of the 'I Heart Huckabees' blow-up.) Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees alumnus Mark Wahlberg has said that he had to fight with Paramount »
- D. Zhea
Justin Timberlake on the Oscars' Red Carpet Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards The Social Network actor Justin Timberlake arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the ceremony, Timberlake and Black Swan actress Mila Kunis introduced the nominees – and eventual winners – in the animation categories. Throughout the proceedings, he pretended to be the elusive Banksy, whose Exit Through the Gift Shop was a Best Documentary Feature contender. The joke fell mostly flat, but Timberlake actually elicited some laughs when he imitated three-time Oscar-nominated veteran Kirk Douglas*, who mercilessly stretched the Best Supporting Actress announcement into what seemed like hours. Admittedly, Douglas was funny. (The winner in that particular category turned out to be Melissa Leo for David O. Russell's The Fighter.) As announced by the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis duo, the Best Animated Short Film was Shaun Tan »
- D. Zhea
Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig at the Oscars Sporting an ultra-cool look, Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig, both members of the hip, experimental band How to Destroy Angels, arrive at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Trent Reznor, formerly the frontman of the alternative rock group Nine Inch Nails, and fellow How to Destroy Angels band member Atticus Ross went on to share the Best Original Score Oscar for their work on David Fincher's Facebook movie The Social Network. After Reznor's Oscar win, "I want to thank you like an animal" became a Twitter hit – in reference to a similar-sounding line found in the Nine Inch Nails' 1994 song "Closer." Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' Oscar 2011 competitors were: Hans Zimmer, at one point the favorite for the Best Original Score Academy Award, for »
- D. Zhea
Gwyneth Paltrow silver dress on the Oscars' Red Carpet Gwyneth Paltrow at the Academy Awards Donning a shining silver dress, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Paltrow's latest movie, Country Strong, was up for a Best Song Oscar. It lost to the Toy Story 3 ditty "We Belong Together," by Randy Newman. More than a decade ago, Gwyneth Paltrow took home the Best Actress Oscar for John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (1998), a romantic comedy-drama also featuring Joseph Fiennes (as William Shakespeare), Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, and this year's Best Actor Oscar winner, Colin Firth (The King's Speech). Paltrow's (moderately) gender-bending Shakespeare in Love heroine remains her only Oscar-nominated performance to date. Directed by Shana Feste, Country Strong fared decently at the U.S. box office, but not as well as some had expected. Besides Gwyneth Paltrow, the cast includes »
- D. Zhea
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »
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Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas on the Oscars' Red Carpet Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas at the Academy Awards A very blasé-looking Christopher Nolan, shortlisted as one of the producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Inception and as the writer of the film's original screenplay, arrives with his wife and fellow Inception producer Emma Thomas at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Of course, Christopher Nolan also directed Inception, but he was not included in the Academy's Best Director shortlist. Instead, nominated were: David Fincher for The Social Network. Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan. Joel and Ethan Coen for True Grit. David O. Russell for The Fighter. Tom Hooper, the eventual winner, for The King's Speech. In case the incredibly successful British filmmaker was disappointed, angered, or downright outraged at being bypassed one more time by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts »
- D. Zhea
St Patrick's Day gets a lot of love, what with all the pub going and the Guinness drinking. In comparison, England's St George's Day tends to be a much more low-key affair, but there is a benefit to this: an evening free to catch up on some great TV.
To celebrate dragon slaying and all the other things that make our country great, we've put together a list of the best films and television shows from the UK available to watch on Netflix right now:
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have both been heaped with praise for their roles as the dynamic duo of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, in stories that bring a modern twist to the classic mysteries.
Read More: The 6 Best Things Harvey Weinstein Said at Sundance 2015 He may not write, direct or act, but Harvey Weinstein is one of Hollywood's most powerful and notorious figures. His name is probably the most heavily-mentioned of any during Oscar season, as his reputation for pushing small movies (like "The King's Speech" or "The Artist") to big wins remains unmatched among today's major distributors. And though his intense commitment to his films has rendered him a somewhat imposing and controversial figure, he's given filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino a group to reliably trust their films in. His influence is as undeniable as his tendency to speak his mind. So it should come as no surprise that Weinstein shared several juicy details on a wide range of topics during a special Tribeca Talks panel over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. From comments about Tarantino's undying loyalty to last year's controversy surrounding "Selma, »
- David Canfield
The Starz Original series Blunt Talk released a first look teaser of the 10-episode first season of the half-hour scripted comedy series from Mrc and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Ames (creator and showrunner), Stephanie Davis and Tristram Shapeero. The teaser will premiere on-air during the Black Sails finale on Saturday, March 28 at 9 Pm Et/Pt. Set in Los Angeles, the story follows Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news and the fallout from his well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air. The series will premiere on Starz in the summer of 2015.
Through the platform of his nightly cable news show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think and behave. Besieged by network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives and children of all ages, Blunt's only support »
Want to keep up with all the great new content arriving on Netflix? Then you're in luck, as we'll be bringing you a round-up of the best TV shows, films, documentaries and stand-up arriving on Netflix UK every week.
Here are the latest additions to Netflix, as well as news and events worth keeping an eye on over the coming week:
The King's Speech cleaned up at the BAFTAs and Academy Awards, including the Best Picture Oscar and Best Actor for Firth's pitch-perfect portrayal. Watch it from today (March 23).
Better Call Saul (Episode 8) - 'Rico'
We're nearing the end of season one, and Jimmy isn't the same washed-up lawyer we saw in episode one. »
HBO is moving forward with Steve McQueen‘s drama pilot Codes Of Conduct, giving the project a six-episode limited series order. The 12 Years A Slave helmer will direct all six episodes of Codes Of Conduct, on which he had teamed with World War Z co-writer Matthew Michael Carnahan; hip-hop mogul/producer Russell Simmons, who has a deal at HBO; Oscar-winning producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman (The King's Speech); and HBO veteran Alan Poul (The Newsroom, Six Feet… »
Desplat previously worked with the film's director Gareth Edwards on last year's "Godzilla". 'Rogue One' is the first "Star Wars" standalone spin-off film that Disney is putting into production ahead of a December 16th 2016 release. It will begin shooting this Summer.
Desplat is no stranger to major franchises or awards films, having done the scores for the likes of "Argo," "Unbroken," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," ""The Twilight Saga: New Moon," "The King's Speech," "Zero Dark Thirty," "The Imitation Game," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Queen," "A Prophet," and "Syriana".
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- Garth Franklin
As always, March is too early to get any kind of firm grasp on what will or won't be an Oscar contender come the end of the year, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun to speculate. Last year, only two of the nine films I predicted out of the gates actually ended up receiving Best Picture nominations at the 2015 Oscars -- Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel -- which goes to show just how much we know in advance. In fact, looking at the films I had on the outside looking in, only Best Picture winner Birdman was listed. But hey, at least I had three of the top contenders in the early year conversation, that's something... rightc When it comes to this year, I feel even less certain than I did last year. I'm not sure that's saying a whole lot since only two of the 43 films on »
- Brad Brevet
Isn't she gorgeous? :happy
Fresh from winning an Oscar for "The Theory of Everything," Eddie Redmayne is set to embody Einar Wegener aka Lili Elbe in "The Danish Girl." All I can say is, Redmayne better prepare for another Academy Award!
Wegener is considered to be the world's first transgender woman who discovered that he might be trapped in a man's body after posing for his wife, fellow artist Gerda, who needed a female model. Alicia Vikander is starring opposite Redmayne.
Redmayne not only reteams with Focus, but he is also back in the great directorial hands of Tom Hooper, the guy who gave us the Oscar-winning "The King's Speech" and "Les Miserables." Redmayne played Marcus in the musical adaptation.
I love Redmayne (very sweet and one of the most down-to-earth »
The new Focus Features is not flagging in its commitment to serious-minded, awards-friendly arthouse fare. CEO Peter Schlessel has just set a November 27, 2015 release for date Working Title's "The Danish Girl" starring Eddie Redmayne as 20th century trans pioneer Lili Elbe. Universal Pictures International will handle the overseas release. Directed by Tom Hooper, who won an Oscar for "The King's Speech" and first worked with Eddie Redmayne on Universal and Working Title's Academy Award-winning "Les Miserables," the film follows the love story of Einar and Gerda Wegener (played by Alicia Vikander, who stars in the very-long-awaited SXSW buzz title "Ex Machina") whose marriage is upended by Einar's journey to become Lili Elbe, one of the world's first known transgender women. Read More: Oscar Predictions 2016 With the Hooper namesake and Redmayne's recent Best Actor win for "The Theory of Everything"—also a November release from »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
One of this year’s most heated Oscar races was for Best Actor, a neck-and-neck marathon that ultimately ended with Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) upsetting early front-runner Michael Keaton (“Birdman”). The two may very well go head-to-head again next year for films that have the potential to be major players: “The Danish Girl” and “Spotlight.” -Break- In “The Danish Girl,” Redmayne portrays artist Einar Wegener, one of the first known recipients of male-to-female sex reassignment surgery. The film, helmed by Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech," 2010), is a true-life story right up Oscar alley, and the first images of Redmayne in drag hint at a transformative performance of the same ilk that led to awards-glory for “The Theory of Everything.” Should he win, he’d be only the sixth actor to win back-to-back Oscars in the same category, ...' »
'The Lazarus Effect' box office: Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass horror movie arrives comatose (photo: Olivia Wilde in 'The Lazarus Effect') (See previous post: "'Focus': Will Smith Has One of Worst Opening Weekends of His Career.") Despite recent news that human head transplants are a mere two years away, the Mark Duplass-Olivia Wilde horror movie The Lazarus Effect – about bringing the dead back to life (as if world overpopulation weren't already a problem) – grossed $10.6 million from 2,666 U.S. and Canada venues on opening weekend, Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The Relativity Studios-distributed low-budget horror flick had earned an estimated $3.8 million on opening-day Friday, including $350,000 from Thursday night screenings. Last week, box-office prognosticators had been expecting an opening between $12-$14 million. That was adjusted downward to $10 million or whereabouts after the film's disappointing Friday debut. Some, in fact, »
- Zac Gille
The Danish Girl is inspired by the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. What starts off as a simple favor asked of a husband by his wife to wear a pair of women's shoes and stockings for a few moments so she can finish a painting leads Einar Wegener undergoing surgery to become Lili Elbe. Tom Hooper (Les Miserables, The King's Speech) will be directing the film with Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander playing the Wegener's, respectively. If »
- Sean Wist
What's next for the Oscar winner? How about another challenging role. The Daily Mail has revealed the first look photo of the most recent Best Actor Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne in the new film The Danish Girl, from director Tom Hooper (of The King's Speech, Les Miserables). In the film Redmayne plays Einar Wegener, a painter in the 1920s who decides to transform into a woman after he poses in their clothes when a model doesn't show up. He later became Lili Elbe, and this first photo shows Redmaybe in full make-up and clothing as Lili. It will make anyone do a double take. "We're looking at everything from a feminine perspective," Redmayne told them. "I think it's the most sensitive role I have played." Take a look. The Danish Girl tells the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda, played by Alicia Vikander. This »
- Alex Billington
Eddie Redmayne has what may be the first of many Oscars on his mantle after winning the statue for his performance in The Theory of Everything, but only time will tell if this will become a trend for the young actor. Then again, it looks like he is already primed for at least another nomination as he stars in The Danish Girl for Oscar winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) and just above is the first picture of the actor in character. Redmayne takes on the role of Einar Wegener, a Danish artist who became the first ever sex-change patient. The film tells of Einar and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) and how their marriage took a sharp left turn after Einar stood in for a female model that Gerda was set to paint. This film has seen plenty of changes over the years with Tomas Alfredson (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, »
- Brad Brevet
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