Just imagine the conversations in the ladies' room of the Four Seasons during this event!we've got hollywood covered
Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.18.12 by BrentJS
It's been over a month since director Peter Jackson released the seventh production video from the set of his two-part prequel, The Hobbit, which was the last footage available to fans until Jackson revealed some edited footage to those lucky enough to get inside Hall H during Warner Bros.' Comic-Con presentation. Luckily, Jackson has released an eighth video, which shows snippets of what was shown that day.
Starting at Comic-Con, Jackson introduces a behind-the-scenes look at the final week of shooting, which concentrated mostly on the second part, There and Back Again. Jackson is quick to point out that he can't reveal much from the second movie, but there's plenty for fans to enjoy, including Cate Blanchett on the set as Galadriel acting alongside Ian McKellen as Gandalf; Orlando Bloom as Legolas being directed by second unit director Andy Serkis (who also plays Gollum); plus sections devoted to new cast members Sylvester McCoy (who plays the wizard Radagast) and Lee Pace, who is seen preparing to play the Elven King Thranduil. watch the video >> Posted 07.24.12 by Ryan
In lieu of another trailer or releasing any new footage, director Peter Jackson has done an excellent job of keeping fans engaged with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first part of Jackson's two-part prequel for The Lord of the Rings, with production videos from the New Zealand set (the seventh of which was released early last month). Luckily, Entertainment Weekly has released several new photos (via The Playlist), as the movie is featured on its most recent magazine cover.
While the photos aren't exactly revelatory, they'll have to do until Jackson and Warner Bros. release something new (likely at Comic-Con), but they do offer new looks at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage as dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Andy Serkis as Gollum (underneath the layers of animation), and several of the dwarves in barrels (Graham McTavish as Dwalin, Adam Brown as Ori, Ken Stott as Balin, James Nesbitt as Bofur, Mark Hadlow as Dori and Jed Brophy as Nori). There's also a few looks at Ian McKellen as Gandalf, who promised EW that fans will be pleased with the two-part epic. check out the photos >> Posted 07.03.12 by Ryan
After winning an Oscar for Black Swan and giving birth to her son, actress Natalie Portman is going back to work. She will start with two back-to-back movies with director Terrence Malick, who was recently nominated for an Oscar himself for last year's drama The Tree of Life.
According to Deadline, Portman will first appear in Knight of Cups alongside Christian Bale (The Dark Knight), Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Isabel Lucas (Immortals). Shooting on Knight of Cups begins this summer, and then Portman will move on to Lawless alongside Bale and Blanchett again, as well as Ryan Gosling (Drive), Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon tattoo) and Haley Bennett (Marley & Me). Lawless starts production in the fall. Statham to feel the Heat >> Posted 02.08.12 by Ryan
Fans of the The Lord of the Rings trilogy will get to see plenty of familiar faces when the two-part prequel of The Hobbit debuts with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in late 2012, followed by The Hobbit: There and Back Again in 2013. Besides the return of Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Andy Serkis as Gollum (motion-capture) and Hugo Weaving as Elrond, director and co-writer Peter Jackson has found a way to bring back Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman, and Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, even though the characters don't appear in J.R.R. Tolkien's original novel.
One character that won't be returning is Aragorn, the character Viggo Mortensen played in the trilogy of movies. During an interview with Movies.com, Mortensen revealed that he wasn't against returning but was never asked. why no aragorn? plus benedict cumberbatch talks about playing smaug >> Posted 11.24.11 by Ryan
Two more preview clips have debuted for director Joe Wright's Hanna, which follows a young girl (Saoirse Ronan) who is raised by her ex-CIA father (Eric Bana) in the wilds of Finland to be a teenage assassin. Hanna is sent by her father on a mission of vengeance, one that crosses paths with a ruthless CIA agent (Cate Blanchett).
The trailer for Hanna revealed the movie's unique family dynamic, while two previously released clips focused on Ronan's escape from a CIA compound. The latest clips take Ronan briefly to the compound and show her methods of evasion while on the run. watch the clips >> Posted 03.23.11 by Ryan
At one point, it seemed that The Hobbit was never going to get off the ground. Several major setbacks have delayed the movie for years, even forcing director Guillermo del Toro to leave. But today we have good news for fans of Middle-Earth.
Production has finally began on the massive two-part $500M movie. Jackson's assistant Matt Dravitski said the crew is "raring to go." Jackson even posted new photos on his Facebook page (as almost proof to nonbelievers). And Warner Bros. announced that Cate Blanchett and Andy Serkis would reprise their roles as Galadriel and Gollum, respectively.
The Hobbit was written by Jackson, del Toro, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens. Also reprising their LOTR roles are Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, and Ian McKellen as the wizard Gandalf. New case additions include Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Sylvester McCoy as the wizard Radagast, Mikael Persbrandt as the shape-shifter Beorn, Ryan Gage as Drogo Baggins, father of Frodo, and 13 actors who will play the company of dwarfs. Posted 03.21.11 by reelz
In an unsurprising move, Cate Blanchett will return as the elven character of Galadriel in at least one of the upcoming Hobbit movies. Blanchett played the character in all three of the previous Lord of the Rings movies.
"Cate is one of my favorite actors to work with and I couldn't be more thrilled to have her reprise the role she so beautifully brought to life in the earlier films," director Peter Jackson said in a press release. further details >> Posted 12.08.10 by Ryan
It's class war again in the medieval forest as the hero (Russell Crowe) stands up for the rights of the people in this new trailer for Ridley Scott's Robin Hood. What's on display here feels much closer to the spirit of the traditional Sherwood Forest hero, and less like the displaced Gladiator that seemed to be hinted at in earlier trailers and sneak peeks.
Robin is painted as a revolutionary, following in the footsteps of his father and becoming a champion of the ordinary folk against the cruel and arbitrary rule of King John (Oscar Isaac). Along the way, we get a first glimpse at Max Von Sydow as Maid Marian's father, who seems to be a kind of mentor to Robin. His daughter (Cate Blanchett), meanwhile, gets to show some of her own mettle, matter-of-factly threatening to sever Robin's manhood if he lays a hand on her. Posted 03.11.10 by reelz
Last summer, Steven Soderbergh announced that he may be retiring from filmmaking in a few years. We can only hope that this was said out of disappointment for losing control of Moneyball and so shouldn't be taken seriously.
The next few years will tell whether Soderbergh was speaking in earnest, but in the meantime he's continuing his trend as one of the most versatile and prolific directors working today. He's already laid the foundation for the current indie movement with Sex, Lies, and Videotape. He's done major Hollywood projects like Ocean's Eleven and Erin Brockovich while simultaneously creating experimental works like Schizopolis and Bubble, which he released simultaneously in theaters and on DVD. And of course, he suffered through the six-hour biopic Che, which he cited as a brutally stressful shoot.
Now, The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that the 46-year-old director shot a movie in secret while in Australia. Soderbergh spent last month with Cate Blanchett's Sydney Theater Company directing Tot Mom, his documentary-style play about the media storm surrounding a Florida girl's disappearance.
At some point, it seems Soderbergh shot a movie on-the-fly with the play's cast members. Company actor Rhys Muldoon described it as a ''pretty much improvised film." Of course, Soderbergh isn't allowed to reveal any details, which gives the project a nice, manufactured air of mystery.
In the meantime, Soderbergh already has several projects lined up for 2010, including the Spalding Grey documentary And Everything Is Going Fine, the Gina Carano vehicle Knockout, and the biopic Liberace, starring Matt Damon alongside Michael Douglas in the title role. Posted 01.06.10 by reelz