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Baz Luhrmann's eagerly-anticipated The Great Gatsby opens in North American cinemas this coming Friday (May 10th) ahead of a UK release next week, and to get you in the mood we've got the full soundtrack embedded below for your listening pleasure (if you're in the States, that is) courtesy of Rdio.
The Great Gatsby is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) —and soon enough, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
Also featuring in the film are Carey Mulligan (Shame), Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty), Isla Fisher (Bachelorette) and Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), while the soundtrack includes the likes of Beyonce, André 3000, Lana Del Ray and Florence + The Machine. Check out the full track listing, »
- Flickering Myth
We're getting to know The Film Experience community one-by-one. Today we're talking to Morgan Borthwick from New Zealand. We've never been but it's on our brains due to Jane Campion's stunning miniseries "Top of the Lake". Here's Morgan.
Hi, Morgan. Do you love Jane Campion? (Please note: There is only one correct answer to this question)
Morgan: Of course! She understands film is as much art as it is storytelling and I could rhapsodise all day about her many gifts. As a director, I love what she does with her actresses, particularly Barbara Hershey who is beyond superlatives in Portrait of a Lady, Abby Cornish in Bright Star and Elizabeth Moss in Top of the Lake, making me forget Peggy of Mad Men ever existed. She should have two best director nominations by now at least, but that's a gripe for another time about the academy and their "we've nominated you once, »
- NATHANIEL R
Today’s film is the 2009 short Bargain!. The film is written and directed by Rachel Givney, and stars Andrew Steel, Shannon Dooley, and Rebel Wilson. Following a series of television roles, Wilson first gained the attention of filmgoers in the 2011 feature Bridesmaids, following that up with major supporting roles in movies such as Bachelorette, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Pitch Perfect. Her newest feature, Pain & Gain, opens in North American theatres this weekend.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Lizzy Caplan has been a very busy bridesmaid onscreen this past year. She was brilliantly funny in Bachelorette as one member of that film’s ensemble of truly crazy, catty ladies; as Gena, she spent her screen time getting high on copious amounts of coke, spouting eerily accurate monologues about sex and loneliness, and reigniting her relationship with the equally charismatic Adam Scott. However, as Sarah in Save the Date, Caplan doesn’t elicit laughs so much as confusion from the audience, mainly because the character is so confused herself.
- Lee Jutton
In less than a month, the broadcast networks will be announcing which new series they're picking up for the 2013-14 season. Zap2it can't wait for that, though, so this week we're doing a series of pilot previews.
In addition to this gallery of 22 shows we hope the networks order to series, we're also going to take a closer look at pilot scripts from each of the networks. While a lot can change between now and a series premiere, and these are by no means full reviews, we hope to offer some insight at some of the projects the networks are considering this spring.
In Zap2it's 2012 pilot preview gallery, we flagged the comedy "Super Fun Night" as one of the shows we hoped CBS would order. That didn't happen, but ABC grabbed the rights to creator-star Rebel Wilson's show and revamped it, switching the format from multi-camera to »
Let's be (lesbe?) real: We all love Rebel Wilson. And if you don't we don't even want to know you.
The MTV Movie Awards hostess with the mostest is not only headlining Sunday night's fun-filled awards extravaganza, she also stars in some of our favorite movies (hey there, "Pitch Perfect" and "Bachelorette"!) and drops the most notable quotables we've ever heard, to say nothing of her legendary dance moves.
In honor of Rebel's turn as emcee, we've combined her with our second favorite thing (GIFs, of course), for your viewing pleasure. Ahead, enjoy the most rebellious GIFs you'll ever seen, in a little sumpin' sumpin' we like to call What Should We Call Rebel Wilson.
When she's asked to host the MTV Movie Awards:
When Russell Crowe cusses her out:
When she's being casual:
When asked about her unique hosting qualifications:
When she's pumped:
- Kase Wickman
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 14, 2013
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $26.98
Written and directed by Jordan Roberts (Around the Bend), the film tells the story of Frankie (Charlie Hunnam, TV’s Sons of Anarchy), who has been tortured and humiliated by his brother Bruce (Chris O’Dowd, This is 40) his entire life by posting videos of Frankie online. Finally Bruce goes too far, uploading a video of a disastrous one-night stand with the inebriated daughter (Lizzy Caplan, Bachelorette) of a loose-cannon ex-movie star. To try to undo the damage, the brothers enlist the help of Bruce’s transsexual computer hacking friend (Perlman).
After shunting the release of The Great Gatsby back almost five months from its original Christmas Day 2012 date, Warner Bros. has now resumed the promotional campaign for director Baz Luhrmann's (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!) adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel by debuting a brand new trailer for the eagerly-awaited film, which features music from the likes of Andre 3000, Beyonce, Florence and the Machine and Lana Del Rey.
The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained) as Gatsby, Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) as Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan (Shame) as Daisy Buchanan. Featuring in the supporting cast are Joel Edgerton (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Isla Fisher (Bachelorette), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation). Check out the official synopsis, followed by the new trailer below:
"The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New »
- Flickering Myth
Writer/filmmaker Nora Ephron will be the subject of a documentary that's currently being developed by HBO. The project, "Everything Is Copy," promises to deliver "an intimate portrait" of the acclaimed writer/director, who died last June at age 71 of pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia. Also read: Nora Ephron's Son Explains Mother's Decision to Keep Quiet About Illness Ephron's son, Jacob Bernstein, is directing and co-producing the project, with Nick Hooker co-directing. Matt Parker and Carly Hugo ("Bachelorette," "Higher Ground") are producing, with "Vanity Fair" editor Graydon Carter serving as executive producer/producer. Bernstein, »
- Tim Kenneally
Exclusive: Adult Swim has greenlighted a pilot for live-action quarter-hour comedy Hole To Hole, co-created/executive produced by South Park alumna Pam Brady and Chelsea Lately panelist Arden Myrin (MadTV). Myrin will also star in the project, a parody of 1980s detective shows (the title does sound like a riff on Hart To Hart). It follows the fabulous exploits of Ashleigh and Amelia Dangerhole, America’s sexiest billionaire detectives. Brady, repped by Mosaic, UTA and Robert Offer, was a longtime staff writer on South Park. She co-wrote the movies South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and Team America: World Police and wrote Hot Rod starring Andy Samberg. A regular panelist on Chelsea Lately, Myrin, repped by Innovative and Jackoway/Tyermnan, was seen recently in the Sundance films Wrong Cops, Bachelorette, and Wrong. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
After two hit seasons on the Internet, the "Burning Love" franchise is ready to move to new ground. The "Bachelor/Bachelorette" parody will taken on "Bachelor Pad" for Season 3 this spring. The result? "Burning Down the House."
Much like the "Bachelor"-based horror that inspired it, "Burning Down the House" features all of your favorite (?) former contestants vying for a huge cash prize. That would be a whopping $900. This is, after all, a web series. They work with lower budgets.
What antics can we expect from "Burning Down the House"? The former stars of the first two seasons -- Mark Orlando (Ken Marino) and Julie Gristlewhite (June Diane Raphael) are back and planning to dominate the losers around them. But can they beat the men and women they once rejected?
The new season of "Burning Love" begins soon, on April 12. Why the rush? "We are excited to release this season »
Kirsten Dunst was only 11 when she took a role in Interview with the Vampire opposite Tom Cruise (Sexiest Man Alive, ’90) and Brad Pitt (Sexiest Man Alive, ’95). Playing an immortal child-vampire with an eerie maturity, Dunst actually got to kiss Pitt during filming. You would have thought that this would have made her feel like the luckiest little girl in the whole gosh darn world. But in an interview with Bullett magazine, Dunst reveals that kiss was “just a peck,” and it wasn’t even a particularly memorable peck. “Everyone at the time was like, ‘You’re so lucky you kissed Brad Pitt, »
- Darren Franich
Isla Fisher says her marriage to Sacha Baron Cohen isn't 'normal'. The 'Bachelorette' actress claims being married to the controversial comedian means she constantly worries about his safety as well as their financial well-being because of the risky nature of his films. She laughed: 'It's definitely not a normal relationship. You know there have been times in the past with the guerrilla style film making of 'Borat' and 'Bruno' where there were surreal conversations, 'How many people are suing us? Are you wanted in any states? Are you alive?' ' The couple have their hands full raising daughters Olive, five, and Elula, two, and Isla admits her family is now a priority over landing major film roles because being a »
You might be asking yourself who is Rebel Wilson, and it would be a valid question because until recently, she was a nobody. But then she did Bridesmaids, and then Bachelorette and then Pitch Perfect and she’s also going to be in Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain, so now she’s a somebody and if this recent news story turns out to be true, she might be a big deal in the near future.
In a recent interview, the actress let slip that she may make an appearance in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. When she was asked whether she would be involved in the next film in the series, she replied with the following:
“Um, seriously, I have had a meeting about being in The Hunger Games. Yes. [T]here aren’t a lot of roles open, because they’ve all already been cast, but that would be awesome, »
- Matt Joseph
Comedienne Rebel Wilson's star is quickly on the rise. After being introduced to American audiences with a small role playing Matt Lucas' sister in Paul Feig's Bridesmaids, she has managed to pick up bigger and bigger parts in movies like Bachelorette, Struck By Lightning and What To Expect When You're Expecting. Her big break, however, came late last year in the a cappella comedy Pitch Perfect. While the movie was critically praised as a whole, many saw Wilson as the best part of the film. And now it seems she may be parlaying that praise into a role in one of the biggest franchises going. With the actress set to host this year's MTV Movie Awards, Wilson recently sat down with BuzzFeed for an interview, and over the course of the conversation revealed that she has actually been having discussions about a possible role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, »
This week sees the DVD and Blu-ray release of "Bachelorette" starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan and Rebel Wilson. This raunchy, unflinching, darkly comic indie was written and directed by Leslye Headland ("Terriers") and follows three best friends (Caplan, Fisher, Dunst) who are invited to act as bridesmaids at the wedding of a girl (Wilson) they called “Pigface” in high school. James Marsden, Adam Scott and Kyle Bornheimer round out the cast of the movie that was produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's shingle Gary Sanchez. You can read our review here, and check out the film's red band trailer here. The official synopsis is as follows: When it comes to raucous, raunchy and riotously inappropriate pre-wedding behavior, why should guys have all the fun? Control freak Regan (Dunst), smart-mouthed Gena (Caplan) and bubble-headed Katie (Fisher) celebrate the impending nuptials of their longtime, high school whipping girl Becky (Wilson) in an epic. »
- The Playlist Staff
Moviefone's Pick of the Week "Zero Dark Thirty" What's It About? Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow documents the recent history we're all too familiar with in this action blockbuster retelling of the manhunt for Osama bin Laden. See It Because: It's an intense and thrilling recreation of events you already know about, but still manages to keep you guessing; and while the film has earned its fair share of controversy, it's worth watching as a snapshot of a very unique time in American history. Moviefone's Blu-ray Pick of the Week "Badlands" Criterion Collection What's It About? Before he became "that 'Tree of Life' guy" Terrence Malick changed filmmaking forever with his directorial breakthrough starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as two young lovers who embark on a cross-country killing spree. See It Because: If you know what Blu-ray does for beautiful cinematography and what Criterion does for historical archiving, then this should be a no-brainer. »
- Eric Larnick
This week: Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of three movies based on the classic fantasy novel "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, which features Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen reprising his role as the wizard Gandalf from "The Lord of the Rings."
Box Office: $302 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 65% Fresh
Storyline: "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth for this first of three movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." The first installment follows Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he embarks on an adventure with Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and 13 dwarves to reclaim the lost dwarf kingdom of Erebor from the dragon Smaug. Along the way, »
- Robert DeSalvo
Hello, lovelies. Beau here, hoping you all have had a fantastic weekend. Whether that involved arguing over the season finale of Girls, shielding your eyes from Halle Berry’s hair in The Call, or just readying yourselves for the onslaught of leprechauns and green colored ale that is St. Patrick's Day, I hope it’s been an enjoyable one before heading back into the work week.
A lot has been said about Lena Dunham and Girls. I don’t have a strong desire at this point to rehash the plot details and synopses of the past episode or the entire season for that matter (though I did that for the finale of season one). But, for myself, being an avid viewer of Girls and eagerly anticipating the next step in Ms. Dunham’s career, the most discomforting element of all the criticism and controversy surrounding the show is that there »
- Beau McCoy
Anchor Bay Home Entertainment and RADiUS-twc are releasing last year's raucous comedy Bachelorette on Blu-ray and DVD March 19, after a successful run in theaters and on VOD formats. Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, and Rebel Wilson star as four lifelong friends who reunite for a wedding that gets quickly out of control. We have a contest lined up where fans can take home the DVD to relive all of the classic moments from writer-director Leslye Headland's bridal laugh-fest. Take a look at how you can win.
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When it comes to raucous, raunchy and riotously inappropriate pre-wedding behavior, why should guys have all the fun? »
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