Tag Archives: Shakespeare on film

Kenneth Branagh PHOTOS: 2011 Hollywood International Star of the Year

Hollywoodnews.com: A lot is being made this awards season of George Clooney’s versatility in front of and behind the camera, as the “Ides of March” director finds himself in the Oscar race for his performance as a bewildered father in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.” And it’s true that Clooney is[...]

Kenneth Branagh talks Michelle Williams, Olivier, and “My Week With Marilyn” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Early in his career, Kenneth Branagh says he drew comparisons to Sir Laurence Olivier. “Specifically, it all kicked off when I directed a film of ‘Henry V,’ which of course he had done spectacularly,” Branagh tells me. “The comparisons were always tough because, in my view, he’s an[...]

Djimon Hounsou goes for it with ‘Tempest’ role

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: When Touchstone unveils Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest” Dec. 10, filmgoers will not only see Helen Mirren at the peak of her formidable powers playing the sorceress Prospera, they’ll also witness Djimon Hounsou in a gorgeously intense performance as Caliban, her slave. The[...]

Russell Brand says his “whole life is a bachelor party”

HollywoodNews.com: ‘The Tempest’ star Russell Brand thinks his life is one big party now that he is getting married to Katy Perry. Brand played coy when asked by Et.com when the big day for the pair will be, as he said it would ‘compromise the sanctity of the event’.[...]

Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest” earns mixed reviews in New York

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: After a rocky reception at the Venice Film Festival – where InContention’s Guy Lodge called it “murky, lunk-headed and signally boring” http://incontention.com/2010/09/11/review-“the-tempest”/ — Julie Taymor’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” had it’s North American debut this weekend as the centerpiece film for the 48th annual New[...]

Julie Taymor’s “Tempest” poster sets Shakespeare’s world ablaze

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Now that’s how you make a teaser poster. Julie Taymor’s spin on William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will ride the festival circuit this fall before arriving in theaters on Dec. 10. The gender-swapping film stars Helen Mirren as the Sorceress Prospera, who plays magically deadly games with the likes[...]

‘A Double Life’ joins the Academy’s ‘Oscar Noir’ series

HollywoodNews.com: “A Double Life” (1947), the psychological drama from director George Cukor and writers Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, August 16, at[...]

Taymor’s “The Tempest” blowing into New York Film Festival

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest” seems to be the movie of choice for film festivals this fall. Days after officials from the Venice Film Fest announced that Taymor’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic text would close their annual event, the New York Film Festival followed suit, tagging “Tempest” for its[...]

Julie Taymor to close Venice Film fest with “The Tempest”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We learned last week that Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as rival ballerinas, would open the 67th annual Venice Film Festival in September. Now we know what film will close the event. Julie Taymor’s upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” has been tapped[...]