Which of this year's actresses deserve the industry’s highest honors?
With many of Hollywood's perenially favorite veteran actresses noticably absent from the big screen in 2012 — or having appeared in movies that simply failed to live up to expectations — the 2013 Best Actress nominees will likely be made up of mostly new faces and skew much younger than in years past. In fact, several of the actresses receiving Oscar buzz are in their '20s and one — Quvenzhané Wallis, star of Beasts of the Southern Wild — is only 9 years old, which would make her the youngest actress ever nominated for an Oscar should she get the nod. We already asked you to tell us which movies you thought were the best and which directors are most deserving of Oscar nominations, now tell us which actresses are worthy of the movie industry's highest honors, whether Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress.
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Posted 12.13.12 by BrentJS
British actress Rachel Weisz isn't exactly known for action movies, as its been over ten years since she appeared in a Mummy sequel. However, Weisz will get her action fill in The Bourne Legacy, when her character Dr. Marta Shearing finds herself on the run with renegade agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner). While Weisz is married to James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, the actress told us that Craig wasn't much help when it came to advising her about action scenes.
"He would just say 'try and be safe,'" Weisz told Reelz's Jeremy Parsons. "But that was really practically impossible." Weisz is referencing a motorcycle chase scene where she held onto Renner for dear life while racing through the streets of Manila. "I wasn't acting," Weisz said of her performance during the scene. "It was completely terrifying." watch our exclusive itnerview >> Posted 08.09.12 by Ryan
As promotion on the upcoming sequel The Bourne Legacy heads into the home stretch, Universal has released a new behind the scenes look at the latest installment of the Bourne franchise, which see Jeremy Renner takes over for Matt Damon as operative Aaron Cross. The featurette, released by Yahoo!, examines a pivotal chase scene in the movie involving Cross and Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz) being chased through the streets of Manila on a motorcycle. As co-writer/director Tony Gilroy points out, The Bourne Ultimatum had a rather "definitive car chase" sequence, which was part of the inspiration to switch to motorcycles instead. Renner did most of his own driving, which made things easy for Weisz, who Gilroy said "didn't have to act" because she "was just scared the whole time." watch the video >> Posted 08.05.12 by Ryan
Are you ready to be Bourne again?
The Bourne Legacy, the first non-Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) movie based on the characters and situations created by Robert Ludlum, is due to hit theaters in less than two weeks. To help get you up to speed on
the new Bourne Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) and his mission to stay ahead of the kill squads sent after him and other Operation Outcome agents targeted for termination by Byer (Edward Norton), Universal has unleashed a huge selection of new promotional materials for the movie.
In addition to a new teaser poster that uses an image from the dramatic rooftop run scene we previewed last week and nearly a dozen new still images, four new preview clips have been released. Two of the clips demonstrate that Cross is every bit as badass as Bourne ever was, another shows that Operation Outcome scientist Dr. Stephanie Snyder (Rachel Weisz) can be colder and more detached than the man she has helped turn into a killer, and a fourth shows why Byer is not a man that you want to cross (no pun intended). check out the new images & videos >> Posted 07.23.12 by BrentJS
"You think that Jason Bourne was the whole story? There's a lot more going on here."
The first full-length trailer for The Bourne Legacy has finally been released online and it contains enough references to rogue Treadstone operative Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) that casual moviegoers will know that this movie is not a reboot of, but a continuation of, the previous Bourne movies. It also promises that there are plenty of surprises in store for even the die-hard fans of the series.
When Bourne said that he was no longer "Jason Bourne" at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum, he apparently meant it, because he's not on hand to save the day when genetically modified killers like himself start being targeted for termination in Legacy. Enter: Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), an agent of Operation Outcome, a black ops program that creates killing machines the way Treadstone did, but "without the inconsistency." Proving that he's more than just a programmable assassin, Cross rescues the beautiful scientist Stephanie Snyder (Rachel Weisz) during his globe-trotting quest to stay ahead of the ruthless Byer (Edward Norton) and his hit squads. watch the new trailer >> Posted 05.31.12 by BrentJS
In 2003, actor Jeremy Renner co-starred in what could have been the beginning of a franchise with S.W.A.T. Almost a decade later and after appearing in independent and lower-budgeted fare like The Hurt Locker and The Town (both of which earned Renner Academy Award nominations), Renner is in four established or potential franchise movies — Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Avengers and The Bourne Legacy.
As Renner explained to ComingSoon, being a part of so many franchises was not something the actor anticipated.
Renner on his many, many projects >> Posted 11.30.11 by Ryan
I never went after a big franchise. I never went after a big action movie. They just sort of kind of manifested in a way... It started off by me saying, "Why not be in a movie that will play all over the world, but that still has something that I can do in it? Why not?" It was kind of impossible for me to say no [to these movies] as long as there was stuff for me to do character-wise, selfishly, it's just a bigger setting. A bigger stage.
If movies have taught us anything, it's that finding love anywhere from the early 1900s to the 1950s was fraught with difficultly, especially in Britain (see The English Patient and Remains of the Day for reference).
The latest movie to test that theory is the Deep Blue Sea, which stars Rachel Weisz as the wife of a judge (Simon Russell Beale), who falls in love with a Royal Air Force pilot (Thor's Tom Hiddleston). The first trailer for the movie starts with the warning "beware of passion", which seems to be the general theme for British, period, romantic dramas (again, see The English Patient and Remains of the Day for reference).
The Deep Blue Sea recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to mixed reviews. The Playlist called it a "beautiful, woozy and heartbreaking tale of intense passion" while Screen International said the movie was an "an elegantly staged, sublimely moody tale of painful love." The Hollywood Reporter, meanwhile, described the movie as "intelligent but bloodless" and the Guardian said The Deep Blue Sea was "flat as a duck pond," which probably seemed like a really sharp pun to anyone that thought the movie was a prequel or sequel to the 1999 genetically-altered shark movie Deep Blue Sea. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.28.11 by Ryan
The first preview clip from director Jim Sheridan's (Brothers) new psychological thriller, Dream House, was big on mystery — "Who is Peter Ward?" — but lacked any real thrills or chills. That oversight has been remedied in the latest two preview clips from the movie, which stars Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz as Will and Libby Atenton, a loving couple who, along with their two girls (played by Claire and Taylor Geare), relocated from New York City to a small town in New England only to find that their "dream house" was once the sight of a gruesome murder and that they are now the killer's next victims. If you startle easily, you may not want to watch these clips at work, in a library, or in a quiet coffee shop. watch the new preview clips >> Posted 09.27.11 by BrentJS
After uncooperative weather conditions in Toronto and Daniel Craig's busy schedule conspired against the intended February release date of director Jim Sheridan's (Brothers) new movie, Dream House, the psychological thriller will finally debut in theaters next week. The story centers around a loving couple (played by Craig and his real-life wife, Rachel Weisz) and their two daughters (Claire and Taylor Geare) who trade the hustle and bustle of New York City for a quiet life in a small town in New England. However, they soon discover that their "dream house" has a dark secret, one that could come back to haunt them. The theatrical trailer for the movie raised many questions about the house, its history and the sanity of Craig's character, but the new preview clip that was just released distills the entire mystery down to one question: "Who is Peter Ward?" watch the new preview clip >> Posted 09.22.11 by BrentJS
Audiences are finally getting a chance to step into director JIm Sheridan's Dream House.
Shot in early 2010, the lack of snow in Toronto forced the production to schedule reshoots in December, when (hopefully) more snow was on the ground. At that point, actor Daniel Craig was already in Sweden shooting The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which then postponed the reshoots to March, which, in turn, meant that the February release date had to be changed to September.
The reshoots allowed Sheridan to add in a few additional scenes to help explain the thriller's story. "I'm happy enough with it. It will be a good movie," Sheridan told THR last December. "But it's a very unusual storyline that's sometimes hard to negotiate. At base, it's a big love story. On top of that, it's a genre horror story. On top of that, it's a psychological thriller. There's a lot of strands to keep in the air." watch the creepy trailer >> Posted 07.22.11 by Ryan