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Watch a brand new clip and go behind the scenes in this first featurette from director Amma Asante’s Belle. The upcoming film stars Gugu Mbatha Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Reid, Sarah Gadon, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Tom Felton, James Norton, Matthew Goode And Emily Watson.
Check out the latest photos from the groundbreaking movie Here.
Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing.
While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, »
- Michelle McCue
Sneak Peek new images of actress Emma Watson in the April 2014 issue of "Elle" (Australia) magazine:
Watson rose to prominence playing 'Hermione Granger' in the "Harry Potter" film series starting at the age of nine, having previously acted only in school plays. She starred in all eight "Harry Potter", earning her several awards and millions of dollars.
Watson made her modelling debut for "Burberry's" autumn/winter campaign in 2009.
Click the images to enlarge »
- Michael Stevens
Jose here. I have a confession to make that might make me very unpopular around here: I don’t get Michelle Williams. I understand the reasons why she’s beloved and acclaimed and why she’s earned three Academy Award nominations so far, but I can’t bring myself to declare myself as part of her fanclub. The reason behind this is that I can’t fully fathom her as a true sexual being, yet time after time she’s asked to portray characters for whom sex is an essential trait. For instance, as much as she aced the moves, comedic timing and picaresque tone of Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, she played the most famous sexual icon of all time as a timid porcelain doll, whose internal turmoils kept her from having an emotional life. What is the point of having Marilyn onscreen if you’re not »
Over the past week Showtime has been releasing a batch of character images from Skyfall screenwriter John Logan's upcoming psychosexual Victorian era thriller series Penny Dreadful, giving us a look at Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night) as Ethan Chandler, Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire) as Vanessa Ives, Billie Piper (Doctor Who) as Brona Croft, Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Dorian Gray and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) as Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Well, another two posters have now arrived online via TV Line, this time featuring Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights) as Sir. Malcolm Murray and Danny Sapani (Doctor Who) as Sembene...
Meanwhile, Showtime has also released a featurette which takes us behind the scenes of the series, with new footage and comments from the cast and crew...
- Gary Collinson
• Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) is reportedly the front-runner to antagonize James Bond in the next film in the series. According to the report, no offer has been made yet. Daniel Craig will return to star as 007, and Sam Mendes, who directed him in Skyfall, is returning to direct. Production is supposed to begin this summer on Bond 24, scheduled for a Nov. 6, 2015, release date. [The Wrap]
• Ryan Reynolds is set to join the Helen Mirren pic Woman in Gold about a WWII survivor determined to reclaim paintings from the Austrian government. Reynolds will play Mirren’s character’s attorney, while Rush »
- Lindsey Bahr
Helen Mirren stars in this biography of Maria Altmann, who was a Jewish WWII survivor that took action against the Austrian government to retrieve multiple stolen Gustav Klimt paintings. Ryan Reynolds is portraying her attorney with Daniel Brühl up for the role of the attorney on the opposite side of the case.
Production is slated to begin this May. »
Let's all take a moment to thank Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds and the sensational foreign actors he's managed to bring into Hollywood's spotlight through it, like Michael Fassbender, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, and Daniel Brühl. Since Inglourious Basterds debuted, the Barcelona born Brühl has been popping up in a slew of American movies from the horror-thriller Intruders, to the cheeky indie sequel 2 Days In New York, and to a double dose of docudramas with Rush and The Fifth Estate. Fitting then that he's now in talks for Woman in Gold, another drama that has found its inspiration in real life. Deadline reports Brühl has entered into negotiations to co-star in The Weinstein Company's Woman In Gold, which will be directed by My Week With Marilyn helmer Simon Curtis. Should he sign on, Brühl would join a cast that includes Ryan Reynolds and Helen »
A story of noble heroes battling to protect priceless artworks stolen from their rightful owners during the Second World War? It sounded like Oscar bait when George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" first turned up on the horizon, and we all know how that turned out. Might it turn out any better with Helen Mirren and Harvey Weinstein leading the charge? The Oscar-winning actress has signed on for The Weinstein Company's "Woman in Gold," the true-life tale of Holocaust survivor Maria Altmann, who entered a legal battle with the Austrian government to retrieve a number of Gustav Klimt paintings taken from her family during the war. Ryan Reynolds is committed to play the lawyer who takes on her case; Daniel Brühl is in talks to play the opposition. TV-trained British director Simon Curtis, who steered Michelle Williams to an Oscar nomination in the Weinsteins' "My Week With Marilyn," is on board, »
- Guy Lodge
He may have starred in two of the worst blockbusters of recent years -- “Green Lantern” and “R.I.P.D.” -- but don’t hold that against him, given the right film and role (like this year’s “The Voices”) Ryan Reynolds can shine. Deadline reports Reynolds will stay in the arthouse world with a role in the Helen Mirren-starring “Woman In Gold” alongside Daniel Bruhl, who’s in negotiations with The Weinstein Company. Reynolds will play the lawyer — replacing Andrew Garfield, who was linked to the role earlier this year — for Mirren’s Jewish WWII survivor, fighting the Austrian government to recover lost art stolen from her family by the Nazis. “My Week With Marilyn” helmer Simon Curtis will direct the film. Multi-hyphenate James Franco is all set to return to the “based on a true story” well. Per Vulture, Franco will play “Michael Glatze, a gay activist who leaves San Francisco, »
- Cain Rodriguez
Mirren will play Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Austria who was able to reclaim five family-owned paintings by the artist Gustav Klimt that were stolen by the Nazis. Reynolds will play her attorney and Bruhl will play his adversary.
Altmann became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1945. She filed suit in federal court in 2000 to recover the paintings and received a favorable ruling U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2004 that Austria was not immune from a suit.
In 2006, an arbitration panel of three Austrian judges found that Austria was legally required to return the art to Altmann and the other family heirs. »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: The Weinstein Company has set Ryan Reynolds and is negotiating with Daniel Bruhl to join Helen Mirren in Woman In Gold, a fact-based story that Simon Curtis will direct in May. Mirren will play real-life heroine Maria Altmann, a Jewish WWII survivor who fought the Austrian government to get back several paintings by Gustav Klimt that were pilfered from her family during wartime. Reynolds will play the attorney who took his case despite knowing little about art, and Bruhl will play his adversary. David Thompson and Kris Thykier are producing, while the executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein for TWC, Christine Langan for BBC and Ed Rubin. The script was written by Alexi Kay Campbell. The film reunites Harvey Weinstein with Curtis, who most recently directed My Week With Marilyn for TWC. Reynolds just finished Mississippi Grind for directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and he is the »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Yesterday we brought you four character posters from Showtime's upcoming Victorian era psychosexual thriller Penny Dreadful featuring Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night) as Ethan Chandler, Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire) as Vanessa Ives, Billie Piper (Doctor Who) as Brona Croft and Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Dorian Gray [see here], and now it's the turn of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, played by Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger); take a look courtesy of Hitfix....
Penny Dreadful will premiere on Showtime on May 11th, with a cast that also includes Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Helen McCrory (Skyfall), Danny Sapani (Doctor Who), Simon Russell Beale (My Week with Marilyn), and Anna Chancellor (The Hour). »
- Gary Collinson
Ryan Reynolds has taken a leading role opposite Helen Mirren in The Weinstein Company's The Woman in Gold (previously The Golden Lady ), an upcoming biopic of Maria Altmann. Deadline has the news, reporting that Daniel Bruhl ( Rush , The Fifth Estate ) is also negotiating for a part. The Woman in Gold , scripted by Alexi Kay Campbell, details Altmann's (Mirren) real-life quest to recover from the Austrian government five pieces of Gustav Klimt artwork stolen from her family during World War II. Reynolds will play Altmann's lawyer with Bruhl targeting the role of an attorney on the opposite side of the case. Simon Curtis, best known for helming My Week with Marilyn , is directing. (Photo Credit: Joseph Marzullo / Andres Otero / WENN.com) »
A few weeks ago, we reported that Fox had narrowed the pool of candidates for the role of Doctor Doom in its Fantastic Four reboot to four actors: Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Domnhall Gleeson and Toby Kebbell. Now, it appears that we have a winner, with news that Kebbell has been officially offered the part.
The casting comes as somewhat of a surprise, considering Kebbell is the least known of all the candidates, with mostly minor supporting roles (in everything from War Horse to Wrath of the Titans) to his name. All the other actors in consideration have at least had lead roles before; Riley starred as Sal Paradise in Beat biopic On the Road, Redmayne played Marius in Les Miserables and starred in My Week with Marilyn as filmmaker Colin Clark, and Gleeson had a big hit last fall with About Time. Evidently, Fox believes that Kebbell has the »
- Isaac Feldberg
Showtime has released four character posters from the upcoming psychosexual thriller Penny Dreadful from Skyfall scribe John Logan, which gives us a look at Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night) as Ethan Chandler, Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire) as Vanessa Ives, Billie Piper (Doctor Who) as Brona Croft and Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Dorian Gray; check them out courtesy of The Huffington Post and Bloody Disgusting....
Penny Dreadful is set to get underway on Showtime on May 11th, with a cast that also includes Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Helen McCrory (Skyfall), Danny Sapani (Doctor Who), Simon Russell Beale (My Week with Marilyn), and Anna Chancellor (The Hour). »
- Gary Collinson
“Musketeers” is billed as a contemporary take on the adventures of the Alexandre Dumas characters, albeit still set in 17th century Paris. Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera and Howard Charles topline the series penned by Adrian Hodges (“My Week with Marilyn”).
- Variety Staff
BBC America today set a June 22 premiere date for The Musketeers and a second season pickup for the series, which it co-produces with BBC Worldwide. The Musketeers, a BBC Drama production for BBC One, already was renewed by the flagship BBC network last month. A contemporary take on the classic Alexandre Dumas characters, The Musketeers, created by Adrian Hodges (My Week With Marilyn), is set on the streets of seventeenth century Paris, where law and order is an idea more than a reality. In addition to being King Louis Xiii’s personal bodyguards, Athos, Aramis and Porthos stand resolutely for social justice, honor, valor, love – and for the thrill of it. Luke Pasqualino (The Borgias) stars as D’Artagnan alongside Tom Burke (Great Expectations) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (Heroes) as Aramis and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare Company) as Porthos. Peter Capaldi, Maimie McCoy, Tamla Kari and Hugo Speer also star. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Top 10 Ryan Lambie 2 Apr 2014 - 06:07
An all-star cast hunt down a female alien in 1995's Species. Here are 10 remarkable things about this very strange film...
Nb: this article contains some saucy language and imagery that may be considered not safe for work.
Director Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin took a B-movie concept - that of the female alien seductress - and turned it into an arthouse masterpiece starring Scarlett Johansson. 1995's Species, on the other hand, positively revels in its trashiness, with a mutating lady monster (played by Natasha Henstridge) scurrying around Los Angeles and attempting to copulate with its populace.
At the time of release, your humble writer went to a local cinema to watch Species with a group of friends, purely on the basis that it featured some creature designs by Swiss artist Hr Giger - most commonly noted for his work on the classic Alien. »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 10, 2014
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
The movie goes back to the beginning of Jack Ryan’s career, re-imagining his rise from soldier to analyst to full-fledged operative. He uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Kenneth Branagh also directed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, hot off his success helming Thor. This thriller didn’t get quite as good a reception, though. Shadow Recruit garnered mixed reviews from both critics and moviegoers. Richard Roeper called the movie “the very definition of an Ok thriller.” And the film earned $50.3 million in theaters, »
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.
streaming now, before it’s on dvd
Don Jon: smart, wise romantic drama about how gender stereotypes hurt men and women alike; excellent debut from writer-director (and star) Joseph Gordon-Levitt [at Amazon UK Instant Video] Dom Hemingway: Jude Law is wonderfully deranged and utterly plausible as a rage-filled moron, but the movie leaves him adrift amongst unrealized satire [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]
good for a laugh
Raising Arizona: the Coen Brothers let Nicolas Cage kidnap a baby for Holly Hunter; comedy ensues [at Amazon UK Instant Video] Sideways: if anyone orders merlot, Paul Giamatti is leaving [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video] Tower Heist: a sharper satire on class warfare than we have any right to expect from a Brett Ratner flick, with a clever heist at its center [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]
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Parkland: poignant and painful ensemble drama about the lesser-known figures caught up »
- MaryAnn Johanson
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