Your first look at the inevitable first look.
After the enormous success of The Hunger Games, fans will probably be happy to see any amount of footage from the upcoming sequel, Catching Fire. That's fortunate, because the recently released teaser (via MTV) contains only a brief look at the sequel, just enough to see Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) escorting Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mallark (Josh Hutcherson) to their introduction as winners of the Hunger Games prior to their "Victory Tour" of the Districts. The entire trailer will debut Sunday, April 14th, during the MTV Movie Awards, so this brief amount of footage will have to suffice for now. watch the teaser >> Posted 04.04.13 by Ryan
Though he was recently snubbed for an Oscar nomination, Ben Affleck was recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press as the best director of 2012 for his work on Argo. The based-on-a-true-story spy thriller also took home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama, while Les Miserables won for Best Picture in the Comedy or Musical category.
In addition to all the award-season glitz and glamour, Sunday night's Golden Globes had many lessons to offer to viewers.Paul Rudd and Salma Hayek were good enough to prove the importance of showing up to rehearsal — after an apparent teleprompter failure, both were completely lost and had no idea what category they were presenting. By looking rested and healthy but still sporting a few well earned wrinkles, former President Bill Clinton gave every actor in Hollywood a lesson in aging well. Jennifer Lawrence made it clear that she is still very much a girl on fire by taking home the award for Best Actress in a Comedy, and a stone-faced Tommy Lee Jones showed us that not one everyone enjoys the antics of Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell.
For full coverage of Sunday night's ceremony, be sure to tune in tonight to Hollywood Dailies. award season coverage and more
Weeknights after the movies See the complete list of winners >> Posted 01.14.13 by reelz
Which arm-cross will reign supreme?
A man's arm-cross is often indicative of self-importance or disagreement, but a lady crossing her arms can signify any number of things. From dislike to incredulity to self-sufficiency, actresses used cross arms in a variety of ways in 2012. We've nominated our five favorite for the Best Lady Arm-Cross of 2012 Reelzie Award. cast your vote >> Posted 01.01.13 by Mandy
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
Which Actress Should Play the Last Princess of Alderran?
Now that Disney has expanded its library of fairy tale princesses to include its first space princess, the question is: How does the "House of Mouse" plan to utilize Leia Organa, last princess of the doomed planet Alderran, twin brother to Luke Skywalker, and daughter of evil Sith warlord Darth Vader. Concurrent with the announcement of the purchase of Lucasfilm Ltd., Disney revealed that Star Wars: Episode VII would be blasting into theaters in 2015, which we later learned would be written by Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine); however, nothing about the plot has been revealed.
All three of the principal actors who starred in the original trilogy — Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher — have expressed interest in returning in the new movie and it's likely that Disney will want to capitalize on the popularity of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa, but whether Disney brings back the original cast members as a way of bridging the original trilogy with the new trilogy or reboots the characters with younger actors is anyone's guess. Considering how well Paramount's Star Trek reboot was received by the general audience and even die-hard Trekkers and Trekkies, coupled with the fact that Disney skews young, we're thinking Star Wars will get the reboot.
We already asked you to vote for the best actors to play Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. Now, we want to know who you think has what it takes to wag her finger in the face of evil as the feisty princess with a preference for scoundrels?
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Posted 11.18.12 by BrentJS
Movie heroines are at an all-time high these days, with several of the year's most successful movies featuring female characters as the central role. For instance, Pixar's Brave, the first movie for the animation studio to feature a lead female character, is currently the fifth highest-grossing movie of the year, following The Hunger Games, which is currently the third. Snow White and the Huntsman is 11th, with Snow White actress Kristen Stewart likely eclipsing that when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 arrives in theaters this weekend.
No doubt the increase in movie heroines is anchored by the success of the Twilight franchise, with The Hunger Games cementing the trend. As franchises go, both are amongst the 100 top-grossing movies of all time, despite The Hunger Games being only one installment in. Box office receipts aside, with Breaking Dawn Part 2 closing out the franchise this weekend, we thought the time was right to compare the two movie heroines — Twilight's Bella Cullen née Swan (Stewart) and The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and see which would come out on top of our Character Cage Match. check out the characters' strengths and weaknesses before weighing in on our poll >> Posted 11.16.12 by Ryan
Crazy loves crazy.
Based on the 2008 novel by Matthew Quick, the first trailer for Silver Linings Playbook was released in June and was primarily interested in revealing the eccentric Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper), a former teacher who, after losing his marriage and spending time in a mental institution, moves in with his parents (Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver). The second trailer is still interested in selling audiences on Cooper's Pat, who is an Ernest Hemingway novel-length away from another meltdown until he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a neighbor who just lost her husband and might be looking for redemption just as much as Pat. all the latest trailers
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The Master loses big award at Venice Film Festival over technicality. Posted 09.11.12 by reelz
Everybody has their favorite actor, the one they will go see in any movie, no matter what. Movie studios also have their favorite actors, particularly the ones that can sell a movie to a viewing public. When an actor moves from supporting roles to carrying a movie, studios put those actors on the proverbial "A-List." The actors on that list fluctuate with the times, but the reasons behind whether an actor can be on the A-list or not remains the same.
Stephen Galloway, executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter explained to The Hollywood Dailies the three criteria that put an actor on "the A-list," while discussing whether several actors — Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man), Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Jessica Chastain (The Help), among others — belonged on that list. Who makes it and who doesn't may surprise you. Posted 08.22.12 by Ryan
After starring in both last year's X-Men: First Class and this year's The Hunger Games, where did Jennifer Lawrence find the time to star in the upcoming horror flick House at the End of the Street?
The answer is easy, as The House at the End of the Street was actually shot before either of those movies, with Lawrence cast before she was even nominated for her performance in 2010's Winter's Bone. Relativity Media quickly snapped up the distribution rights for the movie, eventually settling for a fall 2012 release. Director Mark Tonderai (Hush) revealed in an interview with Collider in March that he immediately sensed a "star" quality in the actress. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.02.12 by Ryan