12 Years a Slave won the Best Film trophy today at the BAFTA Film Awards in London. The movie’s star Chiwetel Ejiofor was also victorious in the Leading Actor category. Cate Blanchett won the Leading Actress award for Blue Jasmine while Alfonso Cuarón scored Best Director for Gravity, one of six wins for the Sandra Bullock-starring space drama. Jennifer Lawrence won Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle and Barkhad Abdi won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Captain Phillips.
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Box office update: 'Lego' and 'About Last Night' freeze out the competition with $13 million each on Friday
The Lego Movie built a second floor to its box office success yesterday, earning $13.03 million and just beating out the Kevin Hart-starring About Last Night, a remake of the Rob Lowe- and Demi Moore-topped 1986 comedy.
So would I — but, alas, we never will. In the mid-’70s, Hollywood studios declined to finance just such a project after Jodorowsky spent a couple of years prepping the movie with a band of hugely gifted artists including future Alien creators H.R. Giger and Dan O’Bannon. (In fairness to the studio execs, they may have been justifiably reluctant to invest in a project which Jodorowsky himself believed might be as many as 20 hours long).
The official trailer for Under The Skin starring Scarlett Johansson has been released, offering audiences a glimpse of the actress as a brunette (really!) with a Scottish accent in writer-director Jonathan Glazer’s newest sci-fi offering.
Under The Skin –an adaptation of the Michael Farber novel of the same name – features Johansson as a human-eating alien in bombshell disguise who preys on the unwitting men of Scotland. And in the spooky full-length trailer, Johansson’s sex appeal is on full-display as she slinks in and out of water in a black bra and panty set, delivering lines like “Come to me,” while in another scene the 29-year-old coos “When was the last time you touched someone?”
Shirley Temple Black, the pudgy-cheeked child movie star who was a fount of gumption and cheer throughout the Great Depression, died Monday at the age of 85, a family spokesperson said in a statement. “We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife of fifty-five years,” the statement said.
Even during some of the roughest financial times this country has ever seen, little Shirley Temple was able to put smiles on moviegoers’ faces with her trademark head of of 56 curls and those silver-bullet dimples. Before every big scene, her mother would tell her, “Sparkle, Shirley, sparkle!” And so Shirley Temple did. The only daughter of a Los Angeles banker and a housewife mother, Temple first broke into motion pictures at the tender age of 3, imitating popular stars of the day in hammy comedy shorts called Baby Burlesks. Just three years later, after the runaway hits Stand Up and Cheer and Bright Eyes, she became the youngest actor ever presented with an Oscar (albeit an honorary one). READ FULL STORY
Can the making of a bad film make for a good one? That is the question raised by the news — reported by Deadline — that James Franco is to direct an adaptation of The Disaster Artist, actor Greg Sestero’s memoir about his time spent starring in the so-bad-it’s-awesome cult movie The Room.
The killer mermaid genre is not quite as slender as you might imagine (and we’re not even counting the controversial alternative ending to Splash in which a bloodlust-crazed Daryl Hannah beheads Tom Hanks with her tail). But it certainly isn’t large enough for us to ignore the appearance of a clip for Epic Pictures’ new horror film Nymph, about two young women who go on a Mediterranean vacation and uncover the watery lair of a killer mermaid beneath an abandoned military fortress.
A killer mermaid? A watery lair? Other things? What’s not to love!
When British director Ben Wheatley‘s new film A Field in England was released in the U.K. last year one newspaper hailed the 17th century drama as “Apocalypse Now among the hedgerows.” Certainly this latest movie from the director of Sightseers, Kill List, and the forthcoming, Tom Hiddleston-starring High-Rise makes for an unforgettable experience as audiences here will discover when the film arrives in select cinemas and on VOD tomorrow.
Hell hath no fury like a you-know-who who has been you-know-what-ed in the new thriller Scorned, which is released on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday. The film stars AnnaLynne McCord (90210) as a woman who discovers her boyfriend (Billy Zane) has been cheating on her with dramatic and — judging by the movie’s trailer – dog-in-microwave-featuring consequences.
Below, Scorned director Mark Jones (Leprechaun, Rumpelstiltskin) talks about the film — and the time he got punk’d by George Peppard.
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