Peter Jackson’s sprawling tripartite telling of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit comes to a close next week with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. As part of this week’s cover story—written by an up-and-coming freelancer named Stephen Colbert—EW got its hands on a couple of exclusive images from the third and final film. READ FULL STORY
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“You don’t have to get a haircut,” Anna Kendrick sings to her beloved in The Last 5 Years, “you don’t have to change your shoes.” And you don’t have to wait until the film’s 2015 release to get a taste of Kendrick as Cathy.
The Last 5 Years, directed by P.S. I Love You‘s Richard LaGravenese, is adapted from Jason Robert Brown’s Off-Broadway hit that follows a couple’s five-year relationship told almost exclusively through song—and also told from two different timelines. Cathy’s parts begin at the end of the relationship while Jamie’s (Jeremy Jordan) begin at the start of it, and the two story lines don’t collide until Jamie proposes. READ FULL STORY
In George C. Wolfe’s You’re Not You, based on the novel of the same name, Hilary Swank stars as Kate, a classical pianist who’s diagnosed with ALS. And thanks to her diagnosis, Kate finds herself in need of an assistant. Enter Bec (Emmy Rossum), a college student and would-be rock singer who doesn’t quite have her life together. But through becoming Kate’s assistant, Bec’s outlook on life will change. And through having Bec as an assistant, so will Kate’s.
We’ve already seen some of Scarlett Johansson’s ass-kicking abilities on display in the trailer for Luc Besson’s Lucy, but now we’ve discovered that she can see through phone lines—or at least knows exactly where police detectives like to sit in their offices. In this exclusive clip, watch Lucy begin to lay a plan for her revenge against the smugglers who first made her into a drug mule.
And if that isn’t enough action for you, get ready to hear some answers from Lucy herself. Tweet with #askLUCY and @EW today to send your questions to Scarlett Johansson herself, and we’ll be sharing answers on Thursday.
The Fourth of July may be upon us but The Hundred Foot Journey features a very different type of fireworks with the ultimate culture clash between dueling French and Indian restaurants.
Based on the international best-seller by Richard C. Morais, the film—out Aug. 8—follows the journey of the Kadams, an Indian family that opens a boisterous eatery just 100 feet from a classic French restaurant owned by a snobbish culinarian (Helen Mirren). Their culinary contest threatens to bubble over until gifted gourmand Hassan (Manish Dayal) and charming sous-chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) meld their cultures together in the ultimate fusion of flavors.
”It’s a bit of a fable, but a fable that wants to be realistically told,” director Lasse Hallström told EW of the film earlier this year. ”It’s a melting pot of languages, of food, and of people.”
Watch highlights of the film below in an exclusive featurette with producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. READ FULL STORY
In the indie flick Obvious Child, Jenny Slate plays Donna, a Brooklyn-based standup comic who is unexpectedly dumped by her long-time boyfriend (Paul Briganti). What’s a sad twenty-something to do? Head to the bar to pound beers with a bestie (the Saturday Night Live alum’s real-life best friend Gabe Liedman) and end up in the arms of a sweet stranger (The Office regular Jake Lacy) in a one-night stand, obviously.
It’s the summer of 2008, and everything is grand for the beautiful, entitled Long Island teens of Affluenza. That is, ’til the financial crisis hits.
Loosely based on The Great Gatsby, Affluenza finds a middle class kid (Boardwalk Empire’s Ben Rosenfield) thrust into the upper crust party scene of Great Neck, Long Island with his privileged cousin Kate (Bates Motel’s Nicola Peltz) and her cabal of volatile admirers and friends (including The Flash’s Grant Gustin and Faking It‘s Gregg Sulkin).
Check out the film’s first trailer after the jump.
Watch John Green on the set of 'The Fault in Our Stars': 'This is one of the greatest thrills of my professional life' -- EXCLUSIVE
How much did John Green enjoy being on the set of The Fault in Our Stars? Just ask him: “This has been one of the greatest thrill of my professional life,” he says in the following behind-the-scenes video. As you’ll see, the cast and crew of TFIOS seem to get along exceedingly well. (Personal favorite moment: Nat Wolff, who plays Isaac in the film, mouthing “I love you” behind Green’s head.) READ FULL STORY
Kate McKinnon knows her way around a hyper-intense lady.
On Saturday Night Live, the comedian has made a name for herself going all-in on characters that wouldn’t place at the self-awareness Olympics. (“Crazy eyes” is a nickname one could often use to describe her creations.) Now, she’s bringing that energy to Intramural, her first major role in a feature film.
Intramural, a send-up of feel-good sports stories, centers around a group of fifth-year college seniors, led by Caleb (The Office‘s Jake Lacy), who attempt to relive the glory days by reuniting the old intramural football team and doubling down on a rivalry that runs deep. McKinnon portrays Caleb’s eccentric, demanding girlfriend-turned-fiancée, Vicky. “The film is so goofy,” McKinnon tells EW about the movie that’s screening as part of the Tribeca Film Festival this week. “I did this film with really great guys [including SNLers Jay Pharoah and Beck Bennett] and it was so much fun being in Austin for the summer [for the shoot]. It was like summer camp. It’s a wild romp and so fun.”
Read on for McKinnon’s thoughts about why so many of her characters could kindly be called clueless, her Intramural co-stars, and Saturday Night Live — because clearly we had to ask her about the already-classic musical sketch “Twin Bed.” READ FULL STORY
MTV Movie Awards: Director Troy Miller explains how Conan O'Brien scored those 50 cameos for the opener -- EXCLUSIVE
When you’re hosting the MTV Movie Awards and promise viewers “The Biggest One You’ll Ever See,” opening with any old been-there-done-that monologue is no longer an option. Conan O’Brien was acutely aware of that challenge when he opted to attempt the Movie Awards’ boldest coup yet and score 50 celebrity cameos within the first five minutes of the show.
As you’ve now seen, O’Brien managed to pull off the feat. But he didn’t do it alone. Director Troy Miller tells EW how MTV assembled this “whirlwind of a celebrity-fest” (full list at bottom), which included appearances by Taylor Swift, Ice Cube, Lupita N’yongo, Andy Samberg, Skrillex, Russell Crowe and the Noah cast, Mindy Kaling, Martin Scorsese, the Big Bang Theory gang, Adam Sandler, and even Grumpy Cat.
“It really shows kind of a fun Hollywood community that you don’t normally see unless you’re on a red carpet. It’s the kind of fun you get a sense of [in] the first 10 rows of an awards show,” says Miller, who adds, “It’s a very cinematic opening.”
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