Tag Archives: The Tempest

These movies could interrupt the ‘Whites Only’ Oscars

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: Will the 2010 Oscars be a whites-only club? Gregg Kilday and Matthew Belloni projected the possibility in the ‘Hollywood Reporter’ back in September, and as this awards season has moved forward, indeed, the focus has been on a collection of Caucasian colossi.[...]

Katy Perry ready to change her name

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: So long Katy Perry. Hello Katy Brand. The pop singer will announce on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” today that she is in the process of changing her name to reflect that of her husband, comedian Russell Brand, according to People. The couple wed in October, and[...]

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 bowled over by Helen Mirren’s allure

HollywoodNews.com: Russell Brand thinks Helen Mirren is drop-dead sexy and, boy, does he know why. The actor stars alongside the Oscar winning actress in two upcoming films, this December’s Julie Taymor take on William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and the remake of 1980s romantic comedy “Arthur.” Per Brand, Mirren can play[...]

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’. But[...]

Russell Brand on his co-star Helen Mirren’s “roaring estrogen, and female energy”

HollywoodNews.com: British comedian Russell Brand admires Helen Mirren’s sexy powerful ‘confidence’. Russell told People.com why he is in awe of his 65-year-old co-star in ‘The Tempest’ at Saturday’s premiere of the film in New York City. Brand, 35, said: “Confidence, potency, female energy and roaring estrogen. She’s got that potency,[...]

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[...]

Women are making progress in the film world

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: Earlier this year, “Hurt Locker” filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow made history as the first female to win an Oscar as Best Director — in addition to being the first so honored by the Directors Guild of America, and winning numerous other accolades. Now,[...]

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[...]

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”[...]