April 23, 2014

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Inception” releases third trailer

HollywoodNews.com: “Inception” is the latest film by director Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight”) and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cilliam Murphy, Tom Berenger and Michael Cane. IMDB lists the synopsis as: “In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one’s mind can be the most dangerous weapon or the most valuable asset.” The following trailer popped up online on Friday momentarily, but now it is available for public viewing. The film hits theaters in regular and IMAX versions on July 16th.


Star-studded “Nine,” with Penelope Cruz, spins its way to DVD

By Sean O’Connell
HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we review:
“Nine” was supposed to be an Oscar contender. Rob Marshall, who had piloted “Chicago” to six Oscar wins including Best Picture, took over the musical adaptation of the Broadway smash, itself adapted from Federico Fellini’s masterful “8 1/2.” And that cast! Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Fergie, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench and Marion Cotillard all lining up to sing and dance through Marshall’s sure-to-be-splashy production. With the Best Picture race expanding to 10 films, “Nine” was guaranteed a sllot at the dinner table, right?
Wrong. As it turns out, Marshall’s schizophrenic film was done in by its obnoxious musical numbers, and that star-studded struggled to hit the right notes … bad news for a musical. The whole production grinds to a halt every time the cast members open their mouths to sing.
The usually brilliant Daniel Day-Lewis is woefully miscast as Guido, an Italian director searching for material for his next film. His muses are played by Kidman, Dench, Cotillard and Hudson, to name a few. But “Nine” suffers horrifically discordant tunes that dwell on Lewis’ vapidly insecure lead character. The whole picture struggles to get off the ground when it was expected to soar.
Sony handles DVD distribution for The Weinstein Company and hands “Nine” a decent home video package. Marshall and producer John DeLuca contribute an informative blow-by-blow commentary track. The DVD also includes eight behind-the-scenes featurettes (not nine?!) that touch on Day-Lewis’s performance, the women of the cast, the film’s choreography and more. The set concludes with music videos for “Cinema Italiano,” “”Take It All,” and “Unusual Way.”
The movie — *1/2 out of 4
The DVD — **1/2 out of 4

Tim Burton gets inducted into France’s cultural honor roll

Film director Tim Burton has been inducted into France’s cultural honor roll by being giving the honor of an officer in France’s National Order of Arts and Letters. The ceremony took place in Paris and was led by Culture Minister Frederic Mitterand. Burton says has always loved France and has always felt a special connection with the French people.
According to AP, he stated, “I feel much more at home here than I do in my own country and I thank you very much.”
To read more go to AP.

Woody Allen eyes Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson for summer shoot

Yesterday, we reported that Sony Pictures Classics picked up Woody Allen’s new drama, “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.” Today, we have more news about Allen’s next comedy.
The auteur is eyeing Rachel McAdams to star opposite Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard in an untitled movie scheduled to shoot in the summer, the Hollywood Reporter reports. The plot is a mystery, though it’s reported that the film will shoot in France this summer.
McAdams was last seen in Warner’s hit, “Sherlock Holmes.” She next appears in “Morning Glory” with Harrison Ford, which hits theaters on Oct. 28.

Sony Classics re-teams with Woody and a “Stranger”

Undeterred by the performance of “Whatever Works,” Sony Pictures Classics is taking another chance on Woody Allen by picking up his latest drama, “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,” for a fall release. Shot and set in London, the film stars Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto and Naomi Watts. Via Variety.
The Larry David-starring, New York-set “Whatever Works” didn’t, earning Allen some of the worst reviews of his career and grossing only $5 million domestically ($23m worldwide).  Returning to Europe may be a good thing as Allen had previously revitalized his career making four straight films there, including the hits “Match Point” ($85m worldwide) and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” ($96m worldwide). The writer-director’s films regularly earn 75% of their grosses overseas. Anne Thompson reports that Allen will continue the European leg of his career by shooting a new film in Paris this summer with Marion Cotillard and Owen Wilson.

A-Listers crowned with platinum for Golden Globes

The 67th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel brought out every A-list star known to mankind, and almost all the ladies were crowned with platinum jewels for the big event. Platinum is a naturally white metal that brings out the color of the stone, maximizes its brilliance and is 30 times more rare than gold. PR Newswire reported that style expert Michael O’Connor said, “Colored gemstones are making a big appearance on the red carpet. We’re seeing more in the cooler palettes, such as blues and greens.”
Below is a list of the stars that covered themselves in platinum:
- Toni Collette: Platinum and diamond drop earrings, bracelets and rings by Neil Lane.
- Emily Blunt: Blackened platinum and colored diamond bracelets and earrings (30 carats) by Lorraine Schwartz. Platinum and diamond ring by Neil Lane.
- January Jones: Platinum and diamond bracelets by Neil Lane.
- Zoe Saldana: Platinum rings and bracelet with ruby and diamonds by Neil Lane. Platinum and ruby earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.
- Drew Barrymore: Platinum and diamond stud earrings (24 carats), and a platinum and moonstone ring (80 carats) by Lorraine Schwartz.
- Olivia Wilde: Platinum bangle and earrings with diamonds and black onyx by Tiffany & Co.
- Penelope Cruz: Platinum and diamond earrings (20 carats), platinum and diamond bracelet (42 carats), and a platinum and pink diamond ring (7carats) by Chopard.
- Nicole Kidman: Platinum bracelets with diamonds and emeralds by Fred Leighton.
- Halle Berry: Platinum and diamond bracelet by Kimberly McDonald.
- Jennifer Garner: Platinum and diamond bracelet by Bvlgari.
- Lisa Edelstein: Blackened platinum earrings with blue sapphire and diamonds, platinum bracelet, flower brooch and two rings by Lorraine Schwartz.
- Ginnifer Goodwin: Platinum and diamond cuff, ring and earrings by Neil Lane.
- Kate Winslet: Platinum and diamond earrings and bracelets by Tiffany & Co.
- Tina Fey: Platinum and diamond earclips, bracelet, ring and bands by Fred Leighton.
- Jennifer Carpenter: Platinum and diamond earrings, rings and bracelets by Neil Lane.
- Julianne Moore: Platinum and diamond ring by Bvlgari.
- Kate Walsh: Platinum and diamond earrings, bracelet and ring by Neil Lane.
- Rose Byrne: Platinum and diamond hair clips and brooch by Neil Lane.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal: Platinum and diamond drop earrings (14.32 carats) and bracelet (59.16 carats) by Bvlgari.
- Marion Cotillard: Platinum and diamond hair clips (12 carats), and platinum and diamond bracelets (53 carats) by Chopard.
- Lauren Graham: Platinum and diamond earrings, platinum and diamond cuff (90 carats) [...]

And The Winners At Critics Movie Awards Are…

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Select Katherine Bigelow as Best Director for ‘The Hurt Locker,’ Making Her the First Female to Win the Award
‘Avatar’ Wins Big With Record 6 Awards, ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Takes Home 3 Awards ‘The Hurt Locker’ Takes Best Picture and Best Director Jeff Bridges Wins Best Actor for His Work in ‘Crazy Heart’, Lead Actress Award Is a Tie Between Meryl Streep for ‘Julie & Julia’ and Sandra Bullock for ‘The Blind Side’ Winners Announced at Gala Awards Ceremony Broadcast Live on VH1 Watch the Show’s Best Moments Online Now at CriticsChoice.VH1.com
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 — The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. The star-studded ceremony was hosted by Kristin Chenoweth at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. The Hurt Locker was named the year’s Best Picture and Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director honors.
Avatar was another big winner with a record six Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for Best Action Movie, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, Best Cinematography for Mauro Fiore, Best Art Direction for Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg, and Best Editing for Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron. Jeff Bridges was honored with the award for Best Actor for his role in Crazy Heart, while Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia) and Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) tied in the lead actress category.
Christoph Waltz was honored with the Best Supporting Actor award for his work in Inglourious Basterds, the film that was also honored for Best Acting Ensemble and Best Original Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino. Best Supporting Actress honors went to Mo’Nique for Precious and Best Young Actor/Actress went to Saoirse Ronan for The Lovely Bones. Up won Best Animated Feature and Best Comedy went to The Hangover.
Renowned actor and philanthropist Kevin Bacon was honored with the third annual Joel Siegel Award presented by Meryl Streep. The BFCA created this award to honor those in the film community whose actions demonstrate that the greatest value of celebrity is the ability to do good work for others. This special award pays homage to beloved “Good Morning America” film critic and BFCA member Joel Siegel, who passed away in 2007.
The 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards also included a special tribute to American film director and producer John Hughes, who passed away in August, 2009. In honor of Hughes’ life and cinematic achievements, [...]

Never, Ever, Ever Bet Against
Harvey Weinstein

“Never, Ever, Ever Bet Against Harvey Weinstein” says Scott Feinberg. Check out “The Feinberg Feed” where Scott discusses why “NINE” is still part of the Oscar race.

Why “Nine” will be part of the ten nominated films…PART 1

Why “Nine” will be part of the ten nominated films…PART 2

Never, Ever, Ever Bet Against Harvey Weinstein

“Never, Ever, Ever Bet Against Harvey Weinstein” says Scott Feinberg. Check out “The Feinberg Feed” where Scott discusses why “NINE” is still part of the Oscar race.
UPDATE -NO MORE RUMORS: The Weinstein Company said that “Nine” would play in 1,412 screens in the United States this coming weekend, the same number as last weekend. “At this moment in time there has been no plan between us nor the theater chains that we deal with to cut any theaters,” said a TWC executive.

Why “Nine” will be part of the ten nominated films…

And The Golden Globes Nominees are…

Sandra Bullock gets two nominations: “Blind Side” & “The Proposal”
The nominations for the 2010 Golden Globe Awards were announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Motion Picture, Drama
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Up in the Air
Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical
500 Days of Summer
The Hangover
It’s Complicated
Julie & Julia
Actress, Drama
Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabby Sidibe, Precious
Actor, Drama
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Tobey Maguire, Brothers
Actor Comedy/Musical
Matt Damon, The Informant
Daniel Day Lewis, Nine
Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes
Joe Gordon Levitt, 500 Days of Summer
Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man
Actress, Comedy
Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
Marion Cotillard, Nine
Julia Roberts, Duplicity
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Meryl Streep, It’s Complicated
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
James Cameron, Avatar
Clint Eastwood, Invictus
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo’nique, Precious
Julianne Moore, A Single Man
Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Neill Blomkampt & Terri Tatchell, District 9
Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Nancy Meyers, It’s Complicated
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Original Score
Michael Giacchino, Up
Marvin Hamlisch, The Informant
James Horner, Avatar
Abel Krozeniowski, A Single Man
Karen O. and Carter Burwell, Where the Wild Things Are
Foreign Language Film
Broken Embraces
The Maid
Un Prophete
The White Ribbon
Original Song
“Cinema Italiano,” Nine
“I Want To Come Home,” Everybody’s Fine
“I See You,” Avatar
“The Weary Kind,” Crazy Heart
“Winter,” Brothers

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