Sunday, April 29, 2012

2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Όλα όσα έγιναν στο Χολιγουντιανό δείπνο του Barack Obama

Always one of the more well-attended events of the year, the stars were in the nation's capital for the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday night (April 28).
Held at the Washington Hilton, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle welcomed a who's who of Hollywood guest list including George Clooney, Lindsay Lohan, Charlize Theron, Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, Eva Longoriaand Kate Hudson.
With Reese Witherspoon and Anna Paquin working their baby bumps on the red carpet, the D.C. affair was prettied up by models Irina Shayk and Kate Upton and Hollywood hunks such as Josh Hutcherson, Darren Criss, Ryan Kwanten, Daniel Radcliffe and Matthew Morrison.
Also making a return appearance was "Gossip Girl" actor Chace Crawford, who roamed the posh Washington Hilton venue while joined by sister Candice and her NFL star hubby Tony Romo.
Rounding out the star power on the elite guest list were Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Banks, Claire Danes, Zooey Deschanel, Kevin Spacey, Malin Akerman, Rashida Jones, Alicia Keys, Julie Bowen, Kerry Washington, Elle Macpherson, Leslie Mann, Stephanie Seymour, John Legend (with fiance Chrissy Teigen), Rosario Dawson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ivanka Trump, Goldie Hawn and "American Idol" contestant Colton Dixon.
With Jimmy Kimmel leading the audience through the evening's ceremony, this year's edition of the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner was held to raise money for the CURE and The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood organizations.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Amanda Seyfried Gets Her Cosette On in Les Misérables.

Amanda Seyfried

She plays Cosette, the adopted daughter of Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean, the fugitive hero at the center of the big-screen version of the hit Broadway musical Les Misérables, which is now filming in France under the direction of The King's Speech helmer Tom Hooper.

Jude Law & Channing Tatum: 'Bitter Pill' filming.

Jude Law και Channing Tatum στα πλατό της ταινίας τους

Jude Law and Channing Tatum walk around the set of their new film, The Bitter Pill, on Thursday (April 19) in New York City.
The guys were joined on the set by their co-star Rooney Mara.
The film is about a woman (Mara) who turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband’s upcoming release from prison.

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It's Official! Lindsay Lohan to Play Elizabeth Taylor.

Είναι επίσημο: Η Lindsay Lohan θα υποδυθεί την Elizabeth Taylor

It has been confirmed that Lindsay Lohan will take on the role of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming film.
Lindsay told MailOnline in a statement: 'I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role.'
Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming, of Lifetime Networks said: 'We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor. She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon.'

Tom Hanks to play Walt Disney.

Τομ Χανκς: Θα υποδυθεί τον Γουόλτ Ντίσνεϊ

Tom Hanks is set to play Walt Disney in a film about the making of the children's classic Mary Poppins, reports Deadline. He looks likely to star opposite Emma Thompson as Australian author PL Travers, who held out for more than 14 years before finally agreeing to allow Hollywood to adapt her book.
The Blind Side's John Lee Hancock will take the director's chair on Saving Mr Banks, working from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel, which made last year's Black List of the best unproduced scripts in Hollywood. It tells the story of Travers' deep discomfort over the film version of what was a highly personal book. Mary Poppins, published in 1934, was inspired by hardships in the writer's own life, as well as her relationship with her father. Travers was not impressed by the final 1964 film, being particularly disappointed with the animated sequences, and subsequently refused to sell any of her other stories to Disney. There are eight novels in total about the magical English nanny who turns up at the Banks household in London to care for the childen after being blown in on the east wind.
Disney's musical starred an Oscar-winning Julie Andrews in her Hollywood debut as Poppins and is best known for songs such as A Spoonful of Sugar and Chim Chim Cher-ee (which won the 1965 best song Academy Award), as well as American actor Dick Van Dyke's questionable cockney accent in the role of jack-of-all-trades Bert.

CinemaCon: Footage of 'The Hobbit' draws mixed reaction.

Preview of "The Hobbit" shown at CinemaCon

 This year, exhibitors were able actually to see the new technology put to the test in a feature film with 10 minutes of footage from Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
Jackson has shot the new film, due out in December, at 48 frames per second. For roughly 80 years, the standard industry frame rate -- the frequency at which images are projected -- has been 24 frames per second (Hence the name of this blog). Cameron, incidentally, has vowed to shoot the sequel to "Avatar" at an even quicker rate of 60.
In a filmed video message from New Zealand shown to exhibitors Tuesday, Jackson implored theater owners to project his new film at 48 frames per second. The new speed, he said, gives the "illusion of real life, where movement feels smoother, and you're not dealing with strobing."
Indeed, the footage shown did seem hyper-realistic. An opening aerial shot of dramatic rocky mountains appeared clearer than the images in most nature documentaries. But the effect was different when applied to scenes with actors dressed in period costume, whose every move -- and pore -- was crystal clear. Such realism put off some trade show attendees, who complained the footage didn't feel enough like a traditional film.
"It looked like a made-for-TV movie," said one projectionist, who requested anonymity because of his affiliation with a competing studio. "It was too accurate -- too clear. The contrast ratio isn't there yet -- everything looked either too bright or black."
One Los Angeles-based film buyer was more enthusiastic, saying that, though he felt like the footage looked live, he still found the technology intriguing. 
"The question is if people want to watch movies that really look real or not. I was expecting a subtle difference, but this was dramatic," he said. "Might that work against a narrative? I don't know. But I'm not going to judge it based on 10 minutes." 
"The Hobbit" footage was part of a Warner Bros. presentation that also included glimpses of highly anticipated projects like "The Great Gatsby" and "The Dark Knight Rises." Baz Lurhmann sent in a video message from Australia to introduce his 3-D adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, which seems to focus heavily on the romantic relationship between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. Christopher Nolan was on hand to present some brief snippets of the new Batman movie, while Tim Burton brought out surprise guest Johnny Depp to drum up interest in their "Dark Shadows."
While Depp's appearance didn't generate as much excitement in the audience as did Sacha Baron Cohen's on Monday night, many in the crowd still seemed pleased by the arrival of the A-lister. Not that he hung around for long. Dressed in his typical funky garb -- a long scarf hanging from his pants pocket and a pair of dangly earrings lost in his hair -- Depp walked on stage for about a minute, said "have fun," and immediately retreated.

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Watch: New 'Prometheus' Featurette.

Well, a new featurette has made its way online, and there’s more to see by way of awe-inspiring moments as the featurette opens with the text “A Film Thirty Years in the Making.” There’s some impressive B-roll footage of Scott in his element, scouting locations and directing some intense-looking scenes for the big-budget picture. It sort of turns into a Ridley Scott lovefest by the climax, with stars like Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Logan Marshall-Green giving him high-praise, with Theron calling him her “fantasy director.” Though don’t worry, there’s a series of sizzling money shots too, with what looks to be a giant action set-piece amid some sort of extraterrestrial dust storm as well as a few ships colliding, with the real treat being able to see inside of what many believe is the den of the “Alien” creatures. We’ll have to wait and see how this all looks in context, but again, Fox certainly isn’t looking to slow our heart rate down in regards to this feature anytime soon.
“Prometheus” starts its theatrical rollout in many European countries on May 30th, while its U.K. release is set for June 1st with the U.S. getting the movie on June 8th. We’re waiting with bated, xenomorph-loving breath. Check out the video below along with images (via Kinopoisk) from the world of "Prometheus."

Trailer: Meryl Streep in 'Hope Springs'.

The first trailer for the dramedy 'Hope Springs' starring Oscar winner Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones ('Men In Black III') and Steve Carell ('Date Night') has been released.The story follows Streep and Jones as a married couple whose relationship has gotten stale over 30 years. To reignite the spark they attend a retreat led by a renowned counsellor, played by Steve Carell, and scenes are punctuated by Jones's droll humour.
This romantic comedy for the 50+ crowd is directed by David Frankel, who worked with Streep on The Devil Wears Prada.It joins other films targeted for the boomer market such as Darling Companion starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline, released last weekend, and the British Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with Maggie Smith and Judi Dench.
Hope Springs opens in August 10 in North America, the Netherlands and Australia, rolling out in other countries through December, and hitting the UK on January 4, 2013.

First Look!!!! Tarantino's Django Unchained


Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino fans just got their first proper glimpse of their next film Django Unchained. The new stills of the film feature DiCaprio as the rustic Calvin Candie and Jamie Foxx as Django.
The story is about Django (Jamie Foxx), who, with the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter Dr King Schultz (Waltz) sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner (DiCaprio).
Two stills of the film were released by Sony Pictures. In one, Christoph Waltz (who won a best supporting actor Oscar for his role as a Jew-hunting Nazi in Inglourious Basterds) and Jamie Foxx (who won the best actor Oscar for his role as Ray Charles in Ray) stroll through a classic 19th century Western town.

The second image shows Leonardo DiCaprio as the evil plantation owner Calvin Candie.

Weinstein Company had also released a minimalistic teaser poster of the film on Yahoo! Movies last week. The poster shows two silhouettes outlined against a red backdrop with a black chain hanging over them, the poster confirms that the film will be out by the end of 2012.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent' To Hit Theaters In 2014.

Σε δύο χρόνια το Maleficent με την Angelina Jolie

Walt Disney Studios announced the U.S. release date for "Maleficent" — March 14, 2014! Based on Disney's animated classic "Sleeping Beauty," this live-action movie will delve into the origins of Maleficent and what caused her to curse Princess Aurora. The film stars Angelina Jolie as the title role and will show a different side to the evil fairy.
Jolie believes "Maleficent" will be a positive film for young girls to see because of its message of seeing a story from someone else's point of view. But it isn't just the script that fans can look forward to; Robert Stromberg — who has worked on "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland" in the past — will direct, which means audiences can prepare themselves for stunning visuals as well.

New 'Skyfall' Images Reveal First Look at Ralph Fiennes as Government Agent.

Ο Ralph Fiennes στην πρώτη του φωτογραφία από το Skyfall

Jude Law Hits "The Bitter Pill" Set.

Ο Jude Law στη νέα του ταινία

Strolling around the set of the new film “The Bitter Pill”, Jude Law was spotted looking well dressed and in his element on April 10 in New York City.
Earlier in the afternoon, the British actor was spotted near the filming locale in casual attire while he took a break between tThe “Sherlock Holmes” star will join an all-star cast including Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Vinessa Shaw - with the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” star having been spotted on set this morning while almost unrecognizable with her long, red locks.
The movie is being directed by Steven Soderbergh and the plot centers on a woman’s addiction to prescription drugs in order to cope with her husband’s release from prison.

Russell Crowe & Eddie Redmayne: 'Les Miserables' Men.

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Russell Crowe and Eddie Redmayne get into character on the set of their movie musical Les Miserables on Thursday (April 12) in Greenwich, England.
Eddie,who plays the role of Marius, was joined on set by Gossip Girl actor Aaron Tveit, who is playing the role of Enjorlas.
Russell, who is taking on the role of Inspector Javert, has been trying to get in plenty of workouts lately, but it seems his singing lessons are getting in the way!

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