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It’s that damn Hansel. He’s so hot right now.
“It’s sort of like, we have to do it,” the “Midnight in Paris” star told DeGeneres.
See photos: 21 Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Big Screen
His admission came after the TV host asked him point blank before heading out to a commercial, “‘Zoolander': Happening or not happening?”
“Well, I don’t mean to be coy, »
- Travis Reilly
By Anjelica Oswald
The 2015 Golden Globe nominees were announced Dec. 11, with Alejandro G. Inarritu‘s Birdman leading the pack with seven nominations, including best picture — musical or comedy. Assuming Birdman will walk away with the win, what does that mean for its chances at the Oscars?
Well, since the musical or comedy category was created at the Globes in 1951, 51 of the films have been nominated for best picture at the Oscars and 13 have won.
Since 2001, 18 of the 70 films (26 percent) nominated for musical or comedy have received best picture nominations from the Academy and only two have won. Eight of the past 14 films (57 percent) to win for best musical/comedy at the Globes were also nominated for best picture at the Oscars. In contrast, 54 (77 percent) of the Globe-nominated dramas (including all 14 winners) have been nominated for best picture and 11 have won.
After breaking down the list of 14 Globe-winning musical »
- Anjelica Oswald
As is our annual tradition we like to peruse the credits of the SAG Ensemble nods to see who got left out despite their film's nomination. The Film Experience started this kind of analysis ten years ago when The Aviator had some really dumb exclusions and inclusions but lots of other sites now cover the injustice. We never get credit for starting this line of Norma Rae righteous anger but, that said, at least a lot of people have it now.
Did SAG think her face looked like she'd licked a homelessman's ass?
If you aren't familiar SAG uses a system whereby only actors with solitary title cards are official nominees for the Cast category. This means if you are famous in a bit part and have a good agent you are more likely to be an official nominee than the unknown who delivered a better performance in possibly a »
- NATHANIEL R
Woody Allen's good looks are "Sweet and Lowdown."Here's a 42-year-old version of the "Annie Hall" mastermind at a Studio 54 party back in 1977 (left) and 37 years later... the "Midnight in Paris" writer -- who celebrated his 79th birthday last week -- at a film event in Florida last month (right). "I... I gotta model myself after someone."The question is ... Read more »
- TMZ Staff
2012's Skyfall was one of the most acclaimed Bond chapters in history, and when director Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan both confirmed their returns for Bond 24, you could almost hear the collective sigh of relief among 007 fans and movie buffs alike.
Below, Digital Spy rounds up some key facts about the actors, and what little we know about their respective characters.
Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser
While he's probably the biggest name on this list, the Austrian-born Waltz was more or less unknown to English-speaking audiences until 2009, when he starred in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.
His performance as the charismatic, sociopathic SS agent Hans Landa (aka 'The Jew Hunter') earned him an Oscar and a tidal wave of offers from Hollywood. »
“I squelched that,” Mitchell told the newspaper. “I said to the producer, ‘All you’ve got is a girl with high cheekbones.’ It’s just a lot of gossip, you don’t have the great scenes.”
“Girls Like Us” was the would-be film adaptation of Sheila Weller’s book of the same name that examines the lives and music of Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King. Mitchell also commented on the Weller book itself, having nixed the biopic.
“There’s a lot of nonsense about me in books. . .assumptions, assumptions, assumptions,” she said.
Variety reported that Swift was circling the role in April 2012. Allison Pill (“Midnight in Paris”) was reportedly in talks to play Simon at the time. Swift said in October »
- Marianne Zumberge
For a performer whose career was so short-lived, Janis Joplin has been hugely influential and such a largely contentious figure in the world of music. We’ve recently gotten a Jimi Hendrix biopic, along with music stories about everyone from the short lived (Ian Curtis, Jim Morrison, John Lennon) to the long-living legends (Johnny Cash, Ray Charles), so it makes sense that a Joplin biopic is long past due.
Late last week, Deadline was breaking news that Jean-Marc Vallee had signed on to direct Get it While You Can, the working title for a Janis Joplin film with Amy Adams attached to star and sing in the film. This would be Vallee’s fourth film following Dallas Buyers Club, the upcoming Wild, and the just-wrapped Demolition.
Adams is terrific casting, and Vallee is promising, but we’ve been down this road before, and a new director attached is no closer »
- Brian Welk
True Detective is adding some major stars for season two!
After weeks of skirting the issue, HBO officially confirmed that Rachel McAdams, Friday Night Lights grad Taylor Kitsch (Texas forever!) and Kelly Reilly are joining the star-studded cast in the detective drama's anticipated return next year. Here's what the super-secret season two will bring: "Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder." Okay, it doesn't give us much to go on, but it's certainly better than nothing!
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Who will McAdams, Kitsch and Reilly play? Let's find out!
On Nov. 19, voting began for SAG nominations. On Dec. 1, art directors and producers kick off the guild voting, while the New York Film Critics Circle are first out of the gate by announcing their winners.
As we get down to the wire, Hollywood calendars are jam-packed with awards events. And at each gathering, voters trade notes about titles they’ve seen recently and the handful of films they need to see. The conversation is always dominated by the latest contenders — and yet this year, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” keeps coming up.
The Wes Anderson film premiered at Berlin almost a year ago and bowed domestically in March, which in an awards-season-timetable is the equivalent of 200 years ago. It has long been on VOD and video, so as a flock of terrific films open to fanfare and media attention, “Budapest” may seem like old news. Au contraire, mes amis.
Six months ago, »
- Tim Gray
Marion Cotillard has had what can only be described as a remarkable seven years. Truly. Since winning the Best Actress Oscar for her breakthrough performance in "La Vie en Rose" she's starred in Woody Allen's best film this century ("Midnight in Paris"), Christopher Nolan's Best Picture nominee ("Inception"), worked with Michael Mann ("Public Enemies"), smartly joined a Steven Soderbergh ensemble ("Contagion"), headlined a massive French-language hit ("Little White Lies"), was already robbed of a second Best Actress Oscar nomination ("Rust and Bone") and was the center of an acclaimed drama already well on its way to cinephile cult film status ("The Immigrant"). Throw in one flick for her life partner ("Blood Ties"), a paycheck too hard to turn down ("The Dark Knight Rise") and a musical that just didn't work ("Nine") and Cotillard is already well on her way to living legend status. Now, get ready to add "Two Days, »
- Gregory Ellwood
StreamFix has all the latest in streams on Netflix, Crackle, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Take a break from blabbing about "Too Many Cooks" and catch up on these gems. Netflix "La Bare" Never forget that Joe Manganiello used his "Magic Mike" cred to make a documentary about male stripping happen. God bless. "Small Town Santa" (November 13) Give it up: You're ready for cheesy holiday fare. This one features Dean Cain (who was great as a celebrity contestant on Gsn's "The Chase" yesterday) and Christine Lakin (of "Step By Step" fame) as protectors of the holiday spirit. Cain plays a sheriff who arrests a home intruder -- but it's not just any home intruder. It's Santa, Y'all. Five stars, must ee. "Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats" (November 14) We need more female-led standup specials. You do realize the greatest standup special of all time is Paula Poundstone's "Caps, Cops, and Stuff, »
- Louis Virtel
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By Mark Cerulli
Last Wednesday, the red carpet was rolled out on Hollywood Boulevard, the paparazzi were out in force and the Spiderman and Wonder Woman impersonators had been pushed aside, at least momentarily, for American Film Institute’s annual film festival.
Cinema Retro was in da house for writer/director J.C. Chandor’s new crime drama, A Most Violent Year, this year’s opening night selection. The director introduced his third film onstage at the Dolby Theater, joined by his distinguished cast and crew, including Jessica Chastain and Dp Bradford Young. Chandor also pointed out where he was sitting when his screenplay for “Margin Call” (which he also directed) lost out to Woody Allen’s “Midnight In Paris” in the 2012 Oscar race.
Although the film’s setting – the cutthroat world of home heating oil doesn’t sound exciting, it provides the backdrop for Abel Morales, »
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Writer-director J.C. Chandor's crime-drama A Most Violent Year kicked off the American Film Institute's AFI Fest with its glitzy world premiere Thursday night in Hollywood. In front of the crowd at the Dolby Theatre, Chandor reminisced about the last time he was in that space — for the 2012 Oscars. "The last time I was in this room, I was sitting right there and lost to Woody Allen," referring to the Academy Awards where he lost the original screenplay award for Margin Call to Allen's Midnight in Paris. Chandor took a deep breath. "Let's hope it
- Nicole Behnam
Yesterday’s fourth annual The Contenders event at the DGA was a smash hit as 13 studios and distributors, along with their stars and filmmakers, got to show off their awards season slate to an audience heavy with Academy and key Guild voters. And those companies with big Oscar hopes showcased all the usual suspects this year from The Imitation Game to Birdman to Foxcatcher to The Theory Of Everything and on and on with the kinds of films that are usually awards fodder this time of year.
But perhaps the most surprising inclusion was the sudden presence of none other than Chris Rock in the race. Although Chris wasn’t there in person for the large industry crowd (he was busy in NYC boosting Saturday Night Live to its best ratings of the season), his movie Top Five was prominently included in Paramount’s reel right alongside their other upcoming »
- Pete Hammond
History reduces the 2009 Video Music Awards to the big moment when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift to talk about Beyoncé. This is one of the most important things that ever happened to Kanye West and Taylor Swift; for Beyoncé, it was something that happened on a Sunday. I remember much more about the 2009 Video Music Awards. I remember that the show ended with Jay Z taking all the time in the world to get to the stage so he could duet with Alicia Keys on "Empire State of Mind," a track that already felt destined to become a Hall of Fame New York anthem, »
- Darren Franich
After spending 12 years with the Hopscotch group since its inception, Okine told If this morning, .It.s time to move on. I am incredibly fortunate to have been a part of the company. I learned so much and made so many good friends. I am sad and I am going to miss it but I am excited about what.s next."
Lucy Hill continues as eOne acquisitions manager and a new head of development for Hopscotch Features will be hired.
.Rachel was the first person we ever employed at Hopscotch, so over the »
- Don Groves
Over the last full weekend in October, low-budget supernatural horror movie Ouija led the box office with $19.9 million.John Wick wound up in second place, while Bill Murray's St. Vincent did well in its nationwide expansion.The top 12 earned $103.2 million this weekend, which is up nine percent from last year. This caps off a very strong month at the box office: October 2014 is already the highest-grossing October ever, and still has five days left to add to its record-setting number.Playing at 2,858 theaters, Ouija took first place with $19.9 million. This is the second-biggest horror debut of the year ahead of January's Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones ($18.3 million); it's also above recent October releases Sinister ($18 million) and Carrie ($16.1 million).With its young cast, PG-13 rating, and pre-Halloween release date, Ouija was a strong option for teenage moviegoers. Universal executed a targeted marketing effort that focused heavily on social media, including »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Susan Wloszczyna cheekily asks which British star is hotter: Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hiddleston? She says each of the rising stars has "their own passionate supporters" that stir up deep rivalries among those fans. Maybe it was back in the 1960s for the last such excitement over hunky Brits like Peter O'Toole, Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, and Albert Finney. She offers up dueling video interviews to support her evidence about each man. Cumberbatch recently won an Emmy Award for playing Sherlock Holmes and is a strong Oscar contender for the upcoming "The Imitation Game." Hiddleston is most known as the villain in "Thor," Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," and "The Deep Blue Sea." Thompson on Hollywood -Break- HBO releases a new trailer for the much-anticipated return of "The Comeback." It shows actress Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) as she "claws her way back to the middle" of the entertainment indus. »
Director Brian De Palma has made movies heavily influenced by Alfred Hitchcock before, but Passion (2012) is the first one whose characters look like they stepped out of one of Hitchcock’s classic films.
Karen Muller-Serreau’s bold and colourful costumes communicate the characters’ hidden desires and make watching Passion a sensory experience. This melodrama centres on two ad executives, Isabelle (Noomi Rapace) and her boss Christine (Rachel McAdams), who have a deadline to come up with an ad campaign for a new smartphone. In her sleep, Isabelle thinks of a great idea.
The two other principal characters are Isabelle’s assistant Dani (Karoline Herfurth) and Christine’s boyfriend Dirk (Paul Anderson) who get tangled in the twists and turns of Christine and Isabelle’s relationship. Dani is an angel-faced redhead who is in unrequited love with her boss Isabelle, »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
James Bond keeps getting older, but the Bond girls keep getting younger. Blue Is the Warmest Color star Léa Seydoux, who we’ve seen in American hits such as Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Midnight in Paris, has been cast in the role of a femme fatale in the still unnamed Bond 24 movie. The upcoming 007 film starts shooting in six weeks. Seydoux will be working with director Sam Mendes, who returns after Skyfall, and the film’s producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson to nail down her look, undergoing a series of costume, makeup and camera tests. She’ll join costars Daniel Craig (who will also return for Bond 25), Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw for a table read in...
- Alison Nastasi
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