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5 Movies Starring Kate Winslet You May Have Not Heard About

When someone mentions Kate Winslet’s name, probably the first thing that comes to your mind is Titanic. This is quite expected because the movie “Titanic” is one of the highest grossing Hollywood movies of all time.

This British actress is also famous for her roles in “Quills,” “The Reader,” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” Very few know that before debuting in the “Heavenly Creatures,” Kate appeared in the “Adrian Mole,” “Peter Pan,” and “Get Back,” all of which are British productions.

In any case, many of us know Kate as an A-list actress who only stars in blockbusters. But a few movies where she appears went undeservedly unnoticed, some only featured her in a small role, and some of them were complete disasters.

As Kate’s fan, you might want to watch some cool movies starring Kate, and some cringy ones that are not as famous as her masterpieces as well.
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Peter Jackson Says ‘Kiwis Stand United’ After New Zealand Shooting

Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson said he and his countrymen are “devastated” in the wake of Friday’s mosque shootings in New Zealand, which left 49 dead and many more injured. Jackson — the first and only New Zealand filmmaker to win the Academy Award for Best Director, a feat he achieved with 2003’s “The Return of the King” — most recently helmed the well-received “They Shall Not Grow Old,” a World War I documentary in which he colorized and restored existing footage of what was once dubbed the War to End All Wars.

“New Zealanders are devastated,” Jackson said in a statement to Variety. “Our hearts go out to all those who have been harmed by this cowardly act of hate. Kiwis stand united in our love and support for our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters. We will do whatever we can to help them heal and rise above this terrible tragedy.
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Kate Winslet Held Her Breath Underwater for 7 Minutes While Filming the ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet is apparently back in the water in a big way in the upcoming Avatar sequels. While Winslet first broke out with films like Heavenly Creatures, it was James Cameron’s mega-hit Titanic that catapulted her to superstardom—but making the iconic historical epic was no cake walk. Given the sheer amount of water necessary to shoot Titanic, and the amount of time actors Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio had to spend in said water, there have been many stories recounted over the years of just how arduous an experience it was getting all of those …
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2019 Oscars: Will Amy Adams finally win on nomination #6, just like Kate Winslet?

2019 Oscars: Will Amy Adams finally win on nomination #6, just like Kate Winslet?
A five-time Oscar bridesmaid is on the brink of a sixth nomination, and possibly her first win. She’s already scored double nominations at the Golden Globe and SAG Awards. It’s been thirteen years since she first caught the academy’s attention, breaking into the Supporting Actress lineup. She’s since proven herself to be a versatile talent and a box-office draw, headlining acclaimed indies and big blockbusters alike.

Is this Amy Adams this year? Or Kate Winslet exactly 10 years ago? The similarities between the two are shocking.

Let’s go back in time and review Winslet when she was still winless. After a heavenly debut in Peter Jackson’s “Heavenly Creatures” in 1994, she starred as Emma Thompson‘s younger sister in 1995’s “Sense and Sensibility.” The academy had the good sense to nominate the newcomer, though she wasn’t mighty enough to overcome Mira Sorvino in “Mighty Aphrodite.
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‘Mortal Engines’ Conks Out At The B.O. And Is Poised To Lose At Least $100M+: Here’s Why

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‘Mortal Engines’ Conks Out At The B.O. And Is Poised To Lose At Least $100M+: Here’s Why
There is nothing more daunting right now in the current franchise-obsessed box office marketplace than launching an original piece of sci-fi/fantasy. This weekend, we’re seeing the Peter Jackson-produced, $110M+ Mortal Engines a casualty of its own ambition to create a brand new world on screen, with a disastrous opening of $7.5M and a running worldwide total of $42.3M.

Rival film finance sources project that should Mortal Engines chug its way to a global gross of $120M–and that’s a lofty projection–it would still lose around $105M. However, they believe it could be much greater, in the neighborhood of $150M, after all ancillaries are factored-in down the road. Some film finance sources who were even asked to participate in the project claim that the production cost is even higher than the $110M being floated around.

The reason why Mortal Engines failed to fire up is inherent in the property itself,
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Peter Jackson Considers Returning to Horror, Promises a New Level of Disgusting

Earlier today we passed along the awesome news that Lord of the Rings and King Kong director Peter Jackson plans to restore his early splatter films onto 4K for an all-new box-set. That news had a horror fan like me over the moon excited. But hidden in the article over on THR, there was another super interesting bit where Jackson was asked if he'd ever be interested in returning to the world of gore films, to which he responded:

"Oh, I'm very happy to be disgusting again if the right project comes along. It would be interesting to see how disgusting Fran [Walsh] and I could be in our older age compared to our younger years because we've learned a few things since then. We know a little bit more about the world than we did then, so maybe our levels of disgusting could go into whole new places!"

To reiterate
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Peter Jackson Is Restoring His Early Horror Comedies for 4K Box Set

Peter Jackson Is Restoring His Early Horror Comedies for 4K Box Set
Peter Jackson has a new film headed our way, and this time the man behind such blockbusters as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, and King Kong is bringing us a documentary on Wwi. But rest assured when it's Jackson we're talking about, this documentary is anything but what we've seen before. They Shall Not Grow Old is a film that stitches together more than 600 hours of archival footage and then updates it with today's top technology, bringing the once silent and black and white footage to colorful 3D life in a way never before seen. It really is stunning.

And today we have word that Jackson had such a ball updating the old Wwi footage that he's planning to put his early splatter films through the treatment as well.

"I've decided to go back and do this to my old films - the first four I made,
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Peter Jackson to Restore His Early Movies Including ‘Braindead’ and ‘Heavenly Creatures’

Peter Jackson became a superstar with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but he built a devoted cult following thanks to his first four movies: Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles, Braindead (aka Dead Alive), and Heavenly Creatures. However, none of these movies have ever been released on Blu-ray or HD, and it makes sense when you consider the low-budget cost of Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles, and Braindead (Heavenly Creatures is more of an indie arthouse film and it’s always looked pretty good by comparison despite only carrying a $5 million budget). But now that Jackson has …
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The Nzfc at 40: Lindsay Shelton reflects on major milestones

Cannes 1988 (L-r) John Maynard, whose feature The Navigator was in competition, Nzfc chief executive Jim Booth, Lindsay Shelton and distributor/producer Barrie Everard.

Many of our earliest highlights were at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 1980 we took New Zealand films to the market at Cannes for the first time. We persuaded Geoff Murphy to rush completion of Goodbye Pork Pie and it became New Zealand’s first commercial hit in terms of sales: Six contracts for distribution in 20 countries.

John Laing’s Beyond Reasonable Doubt and Roger Donaldson’s Smash Palace earned success in the market in our second year – with Roger’s film getting one of our first deals for theatrical release in the USA.

In 1982 New Zealand earned official selection at Cannes for the first time with Sam Pillsbury’s The Scarecrow in Directors’ Fortnight.

That was followed in 1983 by Geoff Murphy’s Utu in official selection out
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Black and white TVs are a lo-fi rebuke to a world gone wrong | Stuart Jeffries

The UK has 7,000 households that shun colour television. They may be on to something

When Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson released the first world war documentary They Shall Not Grow Old last month, viewers were entranced by the newly colourised 100-year-old black and white images of old soldiers.

Jackson, ever since his 1994 film Heavenly Creatures, when he made clay models seem to walk and talk, has revelled in the Pygmalion effect – making the inert touchingly human. With They Shall Not Grow Old he breathed life into the Imperial War Museum’s images, making the troops seem like us rather than distant figures from a scarcely remembered conflict. “They suddenly become real human beings, they’re not Charlie Chaplin,” said Jackson. “They’re real people with all the nuances and subtleties of human beings.”

Related: They Shall Not Grow Old review – Peter Jackson's electrifying journey into the first world
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Exclusive Interview – Mortal Engines producer Peter Jackson and director Christian Rivers on bringing a new franchise to audiences

After Mortal Engines’ New York Comic Con panel, Justin Cook had the pleasure of speaking to both producer Peter Jackson and director Christian Rivers

The longtime creative collaboration between Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and longtime VFX and storyboard artist Christian Rivers will be evolving this December, as Rivers’ big-budget directorial debut, Mortal Engines, hits cinemas worldwide. The film, which is an American and New Zealand co-production (the latter country being where the majority of it was shot), takes place thousands of years in the future in what has been described as a “post-post-apocalyptic” dystopia; in the universe, cities have been mobilized (with engines and wheels) and, among other things, devour and take control of smaller cities.

The two began working together on Jackson’s third-ever feature film, the cult-classic horror comedy Dead Alive, where Rivers served as a special effects and storyboard artist, and ever since,
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‘Castle Rock’ Season Premiere Recap: King’s Landing

‘Castle Rock’ Season Premiere Recap: King’s Landing
Stephen King is a one-man Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a Thanos down every suburban street. For decades, the Master of Horror has terrified readers — and moviegoers, via many mixed-bag movie adaptations — by rounding up an army of telepathic prom queens, demons in denim jackets, killer cars, rabid dogs, ancient vampires, cannibalistic clowns et al. and setting them loose in small-town America.

One imaginary burg, however, has gotten more than its fair share of these pestilential residents: Castle Rock, Maine, a quaint New England municipality that’s doubled as the nexus
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‘Castle Rock’ Review: Hulu’s Horror Anthology Show Is Fit for a King

The letters that spell out Castle Rock – Hulu’s attempt to do the same kind of anthology-miniseries tribute act for Stephen King that FX’s Fargo does for the Coen brothers – are made up of pages cut out of many iconic King novels. The cast for the first season (which debuts on July 25) includes Sissy Spacek and Bill Skarsgard, who have played two of the five most famous King characters ever (respectively, Carrie from Carrie and Pennywise from It), as well as a healthy dose of other alums from other
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‘Never Goin’ Back’ Trailer: Teen Heist Movie Aspires to be A24’s Next ‘Spring Breakers’

‘Never Goin’ Back’ Trailer: Teen Heist Movie Aspires to be A24’s Next ‘Spring Breakers’
From “Spring Breakers” to “Heavenly Creatures,” the canon of movies about teen girls behaving badly has far too few woman directors, with “The Bling Ring” being a notable exception. Enter “Never Goin’ Back,” the debut feature-length film from actress turned writer/director Augustine Frizzell. The newly released first trailer teases an intimate heist comedy about two high school dropouts who get in all sorts of trouble on the way to their dream beach vacation.

Maia Mitchell (“The Fosters”) and Camila Morrone (“Death Wish”) play the central friends Angela and Jessie, two high school dropouts who would rather rip bongs and draw penises on each other’s faces than work at their depressing diner jobs. Between a manager who has higher hopes for them, nosy neighbors threatening to call the cops, and a creepy roommate Brandon (Kyle Mooney), the girls soldier on towards the promise of one glorious week off in Galveston.
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Disney’s Buy: What Happens to 21st Century Fox’s Leadership, Fox Searchlight, and ‘X-Men’?

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Now that Disney is purchasing 21st Century Fox, here’s what we know: $52.4 billion will change hands, the six-studio system will now be five, and Disney will have a serious arsenal for the 2019 launch of its over-the-top streaming services. Presuming that Disney convinces the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice that the union won’t violate existing antitrust laws, here’s a look at some of the merger’s biggest questions.

What Becomes of Fox’s Leadership?

The Disney/Fox merger comes on the same day that Disney/Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hits multiplexes. Who from the Fox motion picture side will go to Disney (vice-chairman Emma Watts?) and who will be free to look for a new job (Fox chairman Stacey Snider?). Disney is happy with studio steward Alan Horn and his team.

With Snider’s ex-Universal president Scott Stuber running movies at Netflix,
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Peter Jackson May Be Heading To The Dceu To Direct This Upcoming Film

Justice League Dark has been having a bit of a hard time getting off the ground. Once set to be directed by Guillermo del Toro, the project eventually fell into Doug Liman’s lap, at which point, it looked like things were good to go. However, the Edge of Tomorrow helmer shocked us all a few months back when he announced that he’d be walking from the film, citing scheduling conflicts as the reason for his departure.

Currently, Warner Bros. has yet to find a replacement, but from what we understand, the studio is aggressively searching for someone to fill the director’s chair and whoever they bring on board will “play a major role in the new” DC cinematic universe. For a while there, it sounded like It director Andy Muschietti and Argentinian filmmaker Damián Szifron were the top choices to replace Liman, with a few other contenders coming into contention as well,
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AFI Fest 2017 Announces Indie Additions, Including ‘Bodied,’ ‘Mr. Roosevelt,’ ‘Thoroughbreds,’ and Many More

AFI Fest 2017 Announces Indie Additions, Including ‘Bodied,’ ‘Mr. Roosevelt,’ ‘Thoroughbreds,’ and Many More
The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the films that will be featured in their New Auteurs and American Independents sections at the upcoming AFI Fest 2017 presented by Audi. Selections include a number of lauded features from around the festival circuit, including Cannes offerings like “I Am Not a Witch,” SXSW favorites like “Gemini” and “Mr. Roosevelt,” the Sundance breakout “Thoroughbreds,” and Joseph Kahn’s Toronto Midnight Madness favorite “Bodied,” among others.

Highlighting first- and second-time feature film directors, New Auteurs is designed as the festival’s platform for upcoming filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their new films. This year, the section includes 11 films, nine of which come from female directors. Similarly, AFI Fest’s American Independents section aims to represent the best of this year’s independent filmmaking. Pushing boundaries of form and content across narrative and documentary cinema, this section includes 11 films from both fresh
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Kate Winslet Says She Purposely Didn't Thank Harvey Weinstein in Oscars Acceptance Speech

Kate Winslet Says She Purposely Didn't Thank Harvey Weinstein in Oscars Acceptance Speech
Kate Winslet says she intentionally did not thank Harvey Weinstein during her Oscars acceptance speech.

When Winslet took home the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2009, for her performance in The Reader, she did not mention Weinstein, whose company financed and distributed the drama.

Speaking with the Los Angeles Times, Winslet said the omission was "absolutely deliberate."

"I remember being told, 'Make sure you thank Harvey if you win.' And I remember turning around and saying, 'No I won't. No I won't,'" she recalled. "And it was nothing to do with not being grateful. If people aren't well-behaved, why would I thank him?"

Watch: Everything You Need to Know About the Harvey Weinstein Scandal -- From the Accusations to the Fallout

When the sexual assault and harassment scandal surrounding the powerful producer broke two weeks ago, Winslet was one of the first celebrities to condemn his alleged actions in a statement to Variety, praising the dozens
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Kate Winslet, James Cameron to Reunite for 'Avatar' Sequels

Soon after making her feature debut in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures, Kate Winslet earned an Academy Award nomination for Sense and Sensibility. She quickly earned another Oscar nomination for her starring performance in Titanic, directed by James Cameron, a box office phenomenon that elevated her to a high level of popularity worldwide. Since then, she has become recognized as one of the premiere screen actresses working today, picking up five more Academy Award nominations, one of which (The Reader) resulted in her winning the award. For his part, Cameron has been busy as a producer while directing several documentaries, as well as a modest little movie titled Avatar, which became a box office phenomenon of its own. Recently Cameron started production on the first...

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Kate Winslet, James Cameron to Reunite for 'Avatar' Sequels

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Soon after making her feature debut in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures, Kate Winslet earned an Academy Award nomination for Sense and Sensibility. She quickly earned another Oscar nomination for her starring performance in Titanic, directed by James Cameron, a box office phenomenon that elevated her to a high level of popularity worldwide. Since then, she has become recognized as one of the premiere screen actresses working today, picking up five more Academy Award nominations,...

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