If fans didn’t get a chance to see Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in their Golden Globe winning performances in Dallas Buyers Club in theaters, now they can take the Oscar nominated drama home. The Blu-ray combo pack of the film arrives in stores today and the bonus features include deleted scenes that got cut from the theatrical version, including this exclusive one below featuring McConaughey’s character trying to celebrate living more than the month he was told he had by his doctor, played by Jennifer Garner. READ FULL STORY
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Philip Seymour Hoffman provided a litany of these, having paid his dues over many years as a working actor — making even small roles seem impressive. That’s how we eventually came to know his name.
After his death yesterday, EW began looking back through some of these early performances — his debut as a wise-ass street kid on a 1991 episode of Law & Order, and his supporting role as the morally ambiguous best friend of Chris O’Donnell’s character in 1992′s Scent of a Woman.
Looking up that particular part, we spotted something surprising in one of his early scenes. In the game of finding a future film star in a background role, this scene from Scent of a Woman turned out to be a double.
Hoffman is not just sharing the screen with O’Donnell, as they try to distract an older teacher from witnessing a prank being set up over the headmaster’s parking space. Hoffman is also acting opposite a current Oscar-nominee: Nebraska‘s June Squibb.
We reached out to her via her son, filmmaker Harry Kakatsakis, to see if she had any memories of Hoffman to share.
Prepare for battle! Justice League: War is coming…and we’ve got an exclusive new clip to get you excited about its arrival.
In a scene inspired by a panel from Geoff Johns’ 2012 graphic novel Justice League: Origin, Wonder Woman takes to the streets of Washington, D.C. for the first time. But instead of encountering aliens or mercenaries, she discovers (with the help of a new friend named Hannah) something very different…and potentially life-changing: ice cream.
Hey, even superheroes need to appreciate the little things. (And from the looks of this clip, it’s safe to say that Wonder Woman might have a new vice.) READ FULL STORY
Jeff Bridges has been trying to make Lois Lowry’s 1993 classic The Giver into a film for nearly 20 years. In that time, his kids became adults, his father Lloyd, who he’d wanted to play the Giver, died, and he got rejection after rejection from everybody in town till Harvey Weinstein came along.
“He said, yeah let’s go man,” laughs Bridges, who took on the role of the Giver and is serving as a producer on the film (out Aug. 15), which recently wrapped its Cape Town shoot. Australian newcomer Brenton Thwaites plays Jonas, a boy living contentedly in a seemingly perfect community of sterilized, controlled “sameness” till he is assigned to receive all the memories of history — sublime and evil alike — from the Giver (pictured above in the Library of Memory — a set specifically constructed for the film on location in an old factory in Cape Town).
The world is no stranger to individuals of the “Whedonverse” — a.k.a., those who have starred in movies or television shows helmed by the legendary Joss Whedon and his team (Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon). And if you’ve been missing a few of your favorite familiar faces, despair no more! Lust for Love, a new romantic comedy directed, written, and produced by Anton King, reunites a number of Whedonverse actors with a cast that includes Dollhouse favorites Fran Kranz and Dichen Lachman, as well as Beau Garrett (Tron Legacy), Caitlin Stasey (Reign, I, Frankenstein), and Felicia Day (Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Guild.)
The film follows the story of Astor (Kranz), who essentially ruins his chance at happiness with his lifelong crush, Mila (Garrett). Convinced that his lack of experience with women is the reason, Astor enlists the help of Mila’s ex-best friend, Cali (Lachman), to teach him a thing or two.
Intrigued? Excited? Ready to see your favorite Whedonverse peeps together again? You can see the film on VOD and On Demand starting Feb. 7, but for now, check out the exclusive trailer below and let us know what you think! READ FULL STORY
Nebraska tells the story of a father (Bruce Dern) who, after receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, believes he’s struck it rich and convinces his son (Will Forte) to join him on a road trip to accept his new fortune. Directed by Alexander Payne, the film received multiple Oscar nominations, including a Best Director nod for Payne, another for Best Picture, and acting nominations for star Bruce Dern and supporting actress June Squibb, who plays Dern’s wife in the film.
But don’t panic if you missed it in theaters. We have the exclusive release date for Nebraska on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how June Squibb landed her role as Kate Grant. Let’s just say she wasn’t Payne’s first choice, but he quickly changed his mind.
Learn more about Squibb’s journey to the film with the exclusive clip below:
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Eyebrows were raised with both surprise and suspicion yesterday when it was announced that the track “Alone Yet Not Alone” — from a faith-based film of the same name — had gained an Oscar nomination, beating out tunes by both Taylor Swift and Coldplay, among others. The surprise was due to the fact that very few people had heard of either the song or its parent film. The suspicion? That the song’s cowriter Bruce Broughton had used his position as a former chief of the Academy’s music section to egregiously game the voting system and convince people to tick the box for his song.
Bruce Dern has confirmed that he spoke with Quentin Tarantino about the possibility of appearing in the director’s next movie. “We had a conversation,” said Dern, who yesterday received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as delusional alcoholic Woody Grant in the film Nebraska. “I mean, he hasn’t hired me yet or anything. But we had a conversation about the material, yes we did.”
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