Talk to Sandra Bullock on the morning of her Best Actress Oscar nomination for Gravity and the first thing you hear is “Brush your teeth….now are you really going to brush your teeth?” That’s the 49-year-old Oscar winner encouraging her four-year-old son Louis through the paces of their morning routine. “You got to brush your teeth!” she tells EW with a laugh. “I don’t care who’s been nominated. Even the President has to brush his teeth.” Bullock is one of the few actors who wasn’t woken by a publicist or the television but rather her young son. “Yep,” she says happily. “It’s allergy season out in LA so we have big bouts of coughing and the inhaler at the crack of dawn.” READ FULL STORY
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Three more boldfaced names have been added to Sunday’s Golden Globes lineup: Sandra Bullock, Emma Stone, and Zoe Saldana, People reports.
Bullock, a current nominee for her work in Gravity, has one Globe under her belt already (for The Blind Side) and four additional nominations total. The other two also have connections to the awards show: Stone was nominated for a Best Actress in a Comedy Globe in 2010 for Easy A, while Saldana was one of three actors who announced this year’s nominees last month.
Bullock, Stone, and Saldana join a star-studded lineup of previously announced presenters including Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Julie Bowen, Laura Dern, Colin Farrell, Mila Kunis, Uma Thurman, Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick — whose daughter, Sosie Bacon, is this year’s Miss Golden Globe — and, of course, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who are more than ready to helm Hollywood’s party of the year.
The Globes air 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 12, on NBC.
As awards season heats up, the biggest films of the year are revving their Oscar engines. Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, has already claimed several early honors and in the behind-the-scenes featurette below, director Alfonso Cuaron shows us why.
The inside look from Warner Bros. at how they filmed the genre-bending outer space film features Bullock practicing space choreography in her now-infamous tank top on a soundstage, Clooney discussing the screenplay, and the producers talking about the visual effects and technology the film uses so seamlessly.
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The joy Alfonso Cuarón feels at Gravity‘s Golden Globes showing — four nominations, including one for Cuarón as director and Best Drama — can probably be felt from space. “I’m absolutely thrilled,” he says. Making the movie meant spending “four and a half years in a cave — and the predictions were a little grim early on in the process.”
Now, though, he’s reached the blazing light at the end of the tunnel — which is all the more impressive considering the caliber of movies released in 2013. “I think this is an amazing year in cinema,” Cuarón continued. “And there’s a comeback of that kind of cinema that we were all afraid was getting lost in terms of the mainstream American or Hollywood context — that is, these mid- to low-budget films, a lot of them dramas… Or even a film like Gravity, that is not a sequel or a franchise.”
Read on for more on Cuarón’s Globes thoughts — and the one Gravity inaccuracy he says nobody’s caught onto yet.
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Casting Net: Sandra Bullock in talks to join a George Clooney project; Plus, Jason Segel cast as David Foster Wallace, more
• Sandra Bullock, who just picked up a SAG nomination for her work in Gravity, is in early talks to star in the comedy Our Brand Is Crisis for producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’s Peter Straughan wrote a script based on a 2005 documentary about the use of American political campaign techniques in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. EW’s Entertainer of the Year is currently voicing the lead role in The Minions, set for a July 2015 release. [The Wrap]
Sandra Bullock defines booty call for relationship-hungry George Clooney: 'I just need an hour of your time'
Recently George Clooney joked that his Gravity co-star Sandra Bullock had a dirty little habit of drunk-dialing him at 3am every night. “Let me tell you about Sandy,” he joked to Entertainment Tonight. “Yeah, she may say that she’s not all that attracted to me. But she calls every night at three in the morning drunk. ‘Hey George, what are you doin’?’ Nonstop. And then I just send her a bottle of tequila.”
When EW brought up his accusation to Bullock, she laughed and shook her head with faux concern. “Yeah, I heard, I heard. You know what? I’m so embarrassed for him because I think he’s showing his vulnerable side. It’s a booty call. But then he wants the commitment and the marriage and I’m like ‘Dude, I don’t have the time.’ And he’s all ‘But I’m not a one night stand kind of guy.’ Well, then, I can’t. Drunk dialing is what it is, George. I just need an hour of your time.” READ FULL STORY
A lot of credit must be given to Sandra Bullock and her performance in award hopeful Gravity as the Oscar winner spends the majority of the film on screen alone. In one of the most memorable moments toward the end of the film, Bullock’s character Dr. Ryan Stone believes she has made contact with Earth while floating in a Russian Soyuz capsule. However, the static radio reception is met on the other end by a man Stone realizes doesn’t speak English. Through her conversation, however, Stone has kind of a cathartic moment listening to a young child cry and howling like a dog. In the film, it appears Stone may be hallucinating a little as she is accepting her fate and letting go of fear.
Now, in a new short film, we can see what was on the other side of that distress call. Jonas Cuarón, the son of Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón, who also co-wrote the film with his father, has written and directed the companion piece called Aningaaq. Orto Ignatiussen plays the title character of Aningaaq, an Inuit fisherman in Greenland traveling with his dogs to a fjord. While Stone is desperate for a response and help, Aningaaq is distraught over his dying dog.
Warner Bros. is submitting Aningaaq for consideration in the live-action short film category for this years Oscars. If both Gravity and Aningaaq are nominated, it will be the first time a film and its spin-off are nominated in the same year.
Watch Aningaaq below:
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Alfonso Cuaron is not keen on doing a sequel to his megahit movie Gravity. So much so, in fact, that the director has dreamed up an alternate ending for the movie that would squash any sequel hopes. How? [Spoiler alert!] READ FULL STORY
Box office report: 'Gravity' scores third weekend win with $31 million; 'Carrie' and 'Escape Plan' both underwhelm
There’s no force strong enough to pull Warner Bros.’ $100 million smash Gravity back down to Earth. The film, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, easily maintained its perch atop the box office in its third weekend, dropping just 28 percent to $31 million — good for a $170.6 million total after just 17 days.
Gravity is already the tenth highest-grossing film of 2013 in the U.S. (it surpassed Bullock’s other vehicle, The Heat, this weekend), and appears to be headed for a finish of at least $250 million, which would put it ahead of director Alfonso Cuaron’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which grossed $249.5 million in 2004. Worldwide, Gravity has already earned $284.8 million.
Sony’s $55 million Tom Hanks drama Captain Phillips spent a second week in second place, dipping 33 percent to $17.3 million for a $53.3 million total after ten days. The well-reviewed film is playing well ahead of Argo, which had earned $43 million at the same point in its run last year en route to a $136 million finish. Captain Phillips will need some major awards attention in the following months to reach those heights, but thanks to great word-of-mouth, it should reach (or get close to) $100 million domestically. READ FULL STORY
Imagine this: You’re an odd couple of buddy cops, and it’s been a long day on the beat. So you sit down at the bar and shoot the bull….
Fans of The Heat already saw the ridiculous scene play out in the film’s theatrical release. Now, thanks to an exclusive clip from the film’s DVD/Blu-ray extras, we get to go a little deeper into the psyche of Mullins (Melissa McCarthy). Watch below as the partners cover everything from Mullins’ family life to how the phrase “Don’t let the door hit you on the a–…” isn’t just a parting zing for this rough-and-tumble gal. Also? Let’s just say Mullins misunderstood a few things about 1991 Oscar winner The Silence of the Lambs. READ FULL STORY
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