Which of this year's actors are worthy of the industry's highest honor?
If the screenplay is the backbone of a movie and the director its eyes, the actors and actresses who bring the characters to life on screen are its heart and soul. A bad script in the hands of wonderful actors can still make for a pretty decent movie, but give a wonderful script to bad actors and you're gonna get a bad movie every time. This year, there were a considerable number of exceptionally well written movies starring talented actors and actresses released by both independent studios and the majors so there are almost too many eligible candidates to consider for Academy Award nominations. We already asked you to tell us which actresses deserve consideration come Oscar time — so far, you've chosen Jennifer Lawrence for her leading role in Silver Linings Playbook and Anne Hathaway for her supporting role in Les Miserables — now tell us which actors are worthy of the movie industry's highest honors, whether Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor.
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Another Bardem villain, another wild haircut.
Only the imposing silhouette of Javier Bardem's blonde-haired, "classic Bond villain" Silva was revealed in the first trailer for the upcoming Skyfall, but plenty more was revealed in a pair of trailers released in July. While it's been known that Skyfall will see Bond's (Daniel Craig) loyalty to M (Judi Dench) get tested when her past comes back to haunt her, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that Bardem is doing the "haunting." Anyone that saw the Oscar–winning No Country For Old Men, know that Bardem's villains always come bearing an unusual haircut, but, as Craig is warned in the latest international trailer, Bardem is also ready to teach Bond about "fear." trailers, all trailers
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You have to hand it to director Ron Howard for not giving up on his adaptation of The Dark Tower, based on author Stephen King's post-apocalyptic Western novel series.
The project has been mired in setbacks that has included Universal passing on the ambitious adaptation last July, despite Academy Award–winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) attempts to bring down the movie's budget via rewrites. With a plan that includes a trilogy of movies with two TV series, there's no doubt Howard and producer Brian Grazer's Dark Tower is an unprecedented adaptation, but with HBO agreeing to air the TV portion last October, Warner Bros. was close to taking over the project in March. With Goldsman reportedly turning in yet another draft, it looks like Warners is even closer to giving Dark Tower the green light, though it looks like a casting change will be in order. russell crowe as roland deschain? >> Posted 08.03.12 by Ryan
Didn't get enough 007 with James Bond's (Daniel Craig) cameo at the London Olympics Opening Ceremonies and with yesterday's quasi-new trailer (which contained much of the same footage from the previous trailer)? No? We didn't get enough either so we were more than delighted to see not one but two new trailers had dropped for the 23rd James Bond flick.
Unlike the previous trailers, this trailer doesn't hold back in showing what's in store for 007 this time around. Up until now, all we knew about Skyfall was from the encrypted synopsis that only told us that Bond's "loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her." Well, now we see how that loyalty is tested as Bond is (accidentally?) shot after M gives the orders for the hit. And that whole "her past comes back to haunt her?" Apparently M lost a hard drive containing data of all undercover M16 agents. Doesn't M know you should always backup your computer? We also get our first real look at Ben Whishaw, as a youthful Q, who supplies 007, among other things, a 9mm that is coded to Bond's palm print so only he can fire it. And in this trailer we finally get to see Javier Bardem in action as bad guy Silva. We'll let you decide for yourself if Bardem can pull off the bleached blonde look. watch the two new 007 trailers >> Posted 07.31.12 by Chris
Another new production video has been released online for the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, which manages to reveal plenty of behind-the-scenes footage without spoiling the movie's secretive plot.
Focused on the movie's elaborate production design, the video shows off the elaborate set designs created by Academy Award-winning production designer Dennis Gassner (Bugsy), who also worked on Skyfall's predecessor, 2008's Quantum of Solace. Judi Dench is also interviewed and discusses the feeling of working on the Gassner's detail-oriented sets, including one set in an underground office, while more of the movie's Shanghai sets, revealed in a previous production blog. watch the video and read Sam Mendes' comments about Bardem >> Posted 05.05.12 by Ryan
Production on Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie, started back in November but is still ongoing. Collider has compiled a collection of new photos from the upcoming movie, which include first looks at the characters played by Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.
Few plot details have been revealed but, according to the synopsis, Skyfall will see Bond's (Daniel Craig) loyalty to M (Judi Dench) tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Fiennes reportedly plays a "darkly complex" role in the movie, which may have something to do with M's troubles as Fiennes revealed in January that his character was a "government agent." Harris, meanwhile, has said that she will play "a field agent" named Eve, who apparently thinks she is on the same level as Bond. According to the new photos of the actors, both get into some kind of action, as all the characters are shown aiming their guns, though director Sam Mendes (Jarhead) is pictured in a more pastoral setting. see the new photos >> Posted 04.12.12 by Ryan
Javier Bardem might yet begin his quest for the Dark Tower.
Nothing has been easy for director Ron Howard and his ambitious plans to adapt The Dark Tower, based on the popular, post-apocalyptic Western series from author Stephen King. Howard's plan for a trilogy of movies and two TV series to bridge the movies was unprecedented, and one that Universal ultimately rejected last July, even after Academy Award–winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) performed rewrites to help bring down the movie's budget.
Howard, Goldsman, and producer Brian Grazer remained resolute, and promised to continue to find financing and another studio to distribute, and it looks like they've been successful. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is "very close" to a deal that would allow Howard to direct the first movie, possibly in early 2013. Warner Bros. has been long-rumored to be the studio that would take over The Dark Tower, especially after HBO, also owned by Time Warner, agreed to air the TV portion of the adaptation last October.
Bardem is still attached to play gunslinger Roland Deschain, who becomes humanity's last hope as he searches for the fabled Dark Tower, said to be the nexus of all universes. Bardem's participation would depend on scheduling. Goldsman, meanwhile, is finishing another polish of the script for the studio.
The news has to good to The Dark Tower's many fans, who are anxiously awaiting the eighth volume of the series, The Wind Through the Keyhole, which will arrive on bookshelves in April. Posted 03.13.12 by Ryan
The first "spy" pics of Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's British super-spy, James Bond 007, leaked from the set of Skyfall back in mid-November, only weeks after the movie went into production in London. We've had to wait quite a bit longer than that to see Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) as Bond's new nemesis, a character so mysterious that MGM has yet to reveal his name. After nearly four months, Bardem was finally captured on the set in Whitehall, London, sporting blond hair and a Metropolitan Police uniform. see the "spy" pics >> Posted 03.12.12 by BrentJS