We're not sure of current exchange rate, but we'll guess that half a million British pounds is worth about a trillion in dollars.
What do you get when you mix a nebbish-y British art curator, a Texas rodeo queen, and a plot to steal half a million pounds from an eccentric millionaire? The plot for Gambit, CBS Films' remake of the 1966 movie of the same name that originally starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine. Instead, it's Academy Award–winner Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz who plot to steal money from a rich art collector (Alan Rickman), who, at least in the trailer, prefers a more clothing optional approach to work. The first trailer shows Firth and Diaz plotting their scheme to sell a phoney Monet painting utilizing a unique group of characters played by Cloris Leachman and Stanley Tucci. Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the script, and it has plenty of that Coenesque charm.all the latest trailers
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Many thanks to Tor.com, which brought the most amazing thing to hit the interwebs in days to our attention. "Epic Tea-Time with Alan Rickman" is probably the perfect blend of the artistic, the absurd, and the needlessly overwrought.
The original video is simply several seconds of footage of Rickman preparing tea and then getting rather upset in high definition at 3000 frames per second; the footage is then slowed down to fill eight and a half minutes. The video was part of a project that artist David Michalek produced last summer called Portraits in Dramatic Time. For "Epic Tea-Time," the video was edited slightly, but what really makes it truly epic is the addition of part of the Inception score. It's probably the best example of intense music paired with mundane action since the Dramatic Chipmunk, himself.
What makes this video even more delightful is that we're pretty sure that this is how our favorite potions instructor, Professor Snape, would react if he were to catch someone spying on him as he was making some tea. (Or, as one of our delightful readers pointed out, perhaps the problem is that he was brought tea with lemon and not a drop of milk.) watch the truly epic version of "Epic Team Time" >> Posted 05.16.12 by Mandy
In the lead-up to the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Warner Bros. has released a variety of videos promoting the last chapter of the popular franchise. At the end of last month, the studio unveiled a featurette that explained the movie's story, then followed with eight new preview clips. The latest footage is revealed in a new featurette of the movie, which concentrates on the dark and mysterious character of Severus Snape (Alan Rickman). The featurette also includes interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, director David Yates, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, producers David Heyman and David Barron, and, of course, Rickman. watch the video >> Posted 07.12.11 by Ryan
Warner Bros. is giving fans what they want. The seventh character poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 features the conflicted, mysterious, and sort-of-sexy Severus Snape (Alan Rickman). This Death Eater is looking a little more anxious than either Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) or Draco (Tom Felton) were in their character posters. He is, of course, clad in the "unchanging costume" that Rickman mentioned in the open goodbye letter released last week.
Now all we need is a Bellatrix poster, and we'll be happy as a pygmy puff on Boxing Day. Posted 05.31.11 by Mandy
Even though the majority of the cast and crew who worked on the final chapter of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, said their final goodbyes on June 12th of last year when the movie wrapped, many have continued to work on the movie in post-production, including some of the actors. In a heartfelt open letter to Empire following a final dubbing session as Severus Snape, actor Alan Rickman expressed his gratitude to Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling and bid farewell to Harry Potter forever. read Rickman's letter >> Posted 05.26.11 by BrentJS
Starting on Monday, November 15, we'll be celebrating the release of The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 with five half-hour Harry Potter episodes on Hollywood's Top Ten, the show where movie fans control the countdowns.
But we need your help picking the Top 10 lists for the show. We've started five lists: Top 10 Villains Not Voldemort, Top 10 Snape Sneers, Top 10 Mythical Creatures, Top 10 Spell Scenes, and Top 10 Challenges and Tasks. Use our picks — or add you own — to create and submit your 1-10 choices.
Then watch Hollywood's Top Ten November 15-19 at 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT to see how movie fans everywhere voted. Or catch one of the encore showings on ReelzChannel (Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and your cable system).
Vote on the Top 10 Harry Potter Lists >> Posted 10.25.10 by reelz
Twitter has been filled with raves about the first full trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 — with reactions that include "intense," "got goosebumps all over," "reminds me why Harry Potter rules," and "Earth shattering, hair standing, Pottergasm." Included in the mix are celebrity reactions. Chris Rankin, who plays Percy Weasley, tweeted "...pretty epic eh?" But the funniest response came from Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse).
HP7 trailer = That. Was. Awesome. It would be really awkward if I bought a ticket to Eclipse just to see that on the big screen, right?
If you haven't yet seen the trailer, check it out after the jump. Or view our Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows gallery with dozens of new stills. watch the new Harry Potter 7 trailer >> Posted 06.29.10 by reelz
Hollywood is in shock this morning with the news that TimBurton will replace Christopher Nolan as the director of Batman 3, and Johnny Depp will star as The Riddler. Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov explained the dramatic reshuffling as the only way to secure Depp in the role most fans believe he was born to play. Who else has Burton cast? Posted 04.01.10 by reelz
Alice is a tease. All sorts of characters from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland now have their own Facebook pages and have been ever so slowly doling out glimpses of their mad and magical world.
The latest is from the Caterpillar (played in the movie by Alan Rickman), who has offered up a couple of new pictures, one of the White Queen (Anne Hathaway) brewing up some sort of strange potion, and another of her opposite number, the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) looking imperious on her heart-shaped throne. One more picture is supposed to drop on the Caterpillar's site later today, and there are mysterious hints of something bigger for Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the studio is promising to take TV audiences further down the rabbit hole with new footage and some surprises from the movie in a "week-long, cross-network extravaganza" of sneak peeks, starting January 31st and culminating on February 7th with a 60-second Super Bowl spot, "Tick-Tock."
Posted 01.26.10 by reelz
Lots of new glimpses of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland have been leaking out over the last few days. Over the weekend, some scans of a magazine spread with images from the movie popped up, including a first peek at the Caterpillar, who will be played Alan Rickman, perched atop a giant mushroom with hookah in hand.
The spread was followed up this week by a staggered release of new posters for the movie via the Facebook page for The Disloyal Subjects of the Mad Hatter. All have been nicely teased by the Hatter, who is demanding increasing thousands of "likes" for each new peek.
First up is a gorgeous character composite dominated by the imperious Red Queen. After a bit of a delay and 7000 "likes" later, the Hatter deigned to let out a second poster featuring Alice and the White Rabbit amid a psychedelic landscape of tea party, flowers with human faces, and a mysterious door to nowhere. Ever more demanding, the Hatter has now ordered his following to offer up 9000 more "likes" before he releases the final poster. It took a while to fill the last mad order, so if you are anxious to see the final poster in this series, you had better head on over to Facebook and give him what he wants. Posted 11.11.09 by reelz