The first trailer for The Iron Lady focused on the period elements of the biopic and the historical events that took place during Margaret Thatcher's time in office. The second trailer, on the other hand, does all but suggest that stars Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent make some room on their awards shelf for one more Oscar. Even the backing music is more reminiscent of an Awards-show clip than it is of a main-stream trailer.
The moments we see in the trailers are impressive, as Streep is nearly unrecognizable in terms of both her physical appearance and her voice. She naturally transforms right before our eyes into the former British Prime Minister. Broadbent, meanwhile, appears to be made for the role of Denis Thatcher. Perhaps making room for another statuette or two might not be a bad plan, after all. MORE >> Posted 12.08.11 by Mandy
After slowly releasing two teaser trailers for their upcoming, 3-D animated, holiday-themed family comedy Arthur Christmas, Columbia Pictures has finally released a full-length trailer.
This first full-length trailer reveals the story of Arthur Christmas, which shows Arthur being called into action to save his family's reputation after the high-tech gift-delivery system experiences a glitch. watch the trailer >> Posted 10.06.11 by Ryan
If you're not already excited about the upcoming Christmas holiday (next year), then Columbia Pictures has a gift to get the chestnuts roasting (for next year): the teaser trailer for the 3-D animated, family comedy Arthur Christmas.
Arthur Christmas follows Santa's son (voiced by James McAvoy) and answers the question: "How does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?" The movie opens November 23, 2011, and features the voice talents of Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, and Imelda Staunton. It's directed by Barry Cook (Mulan) and Sarah Smith (BBC's The League of Gentlemen). watch the trailer >> Posted 12.09.10 by Ryan
There's been lots of speculation regarding the next project from British director Mike Leigh (Happy Go-Lucky, Secrets & Lies, Naked). Details about story are hard to come by, due to Leigh's unique method of meeting with actors, improvising, and then generating a script from the results.
But The Playlist writes that we now at least have a title: Another Year. One of the blog's readers wrote in with the following report:
After some quite gentle probing, [Leigh] informed us that the title of his brand new and currently untitled film will be called Another Year. He refused to make any other comments on the film, but informed us all there that this was the first time that he had publicly announced this.
While there aren't any details about the story, we do know the project will feature a few actors seen in past Leigh projects. Another Year will star Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, and Lesley Manville, who starred in Vera Drake, Life Is Sweet, and All or Nothing, respectively.
No release dates have been announced as of yet. Posted 01.26.10 by reelz
As countless Muggles know, there's just one week left until the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince release. And it's been a long wait, given that we first expected the movie to open last November. While we don't have a time-turner to offer, we do have nine new clips. Posted 07.08.09 by reelz
With the release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince approaching, the media campaign for the movie has finally begun to heat up. A couple of new TV spots have been released to whet the appetite, but don't offer much in the way of new footage.
The first actual clip from the movie, which debuted on Ellen, offers more though, with a longer version of the scene in which a magically love-sick Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint ) explains to an incredulous Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) just who the object of his affections is.
Finally, there is a new featurette, which apparently aired in Belgium, offering new scenes from the film -- including a particularly funny one with Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) popping out of a chair -- interspersed with commentary from Radcliffe, director David Yates, and others.
Posted 05.20.09 by reelz
In an effort to make sure no one in England is left out of the Harry Potter series, character actor Jim Broadbent (Bridget Jones's Diary, Moulin Rouge) has been cast as Horace Slughorn in the next Harry Potter movie, i.e., Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
At this point, the only Brits who have not been cast in a Harry Potter movie are Prince Charles and David Beckham.
For those who do not sleep with their copies of Harry Potter under their pillow, Horace Slughorn is a Potions professor at Hogwarts and the man responsible for telling Tom Riddle about horcruxes. For a biography of Slughorn of detail that only a real human deserves, check out his entry on MuggleNet.
Broadbent will also be starring opposite Harrison Ford in the upcoming Indiana Jones movie. Posted 09.19.07 by reelz
Brittany Murphy, Jason Lee, Giovanni Ribisi, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Izzard, Tim Roth, and Lili Taylor have signed on to join the cast of The Other Side. David Michaels is set to direct.
The fantasy comedy about a grad student who discovers an eccentric group of residents hiding a terrible secret when she is stationed on a remote northern island will start filming in Nova Scotia in November. Sounds like The Shipping News meets Waking Ned Devine to us...
...The Incredible Hulk is getting a boost in the form of Christina Cabot (Fight Club), who has signed on to join Edward Norton, Tim Roth, Liv Tyler, and William Hurt in the comic-inspired sequel to 2003's Hulk. Cabot will be playing an aide to Bruce-Banner-chaser, General Ross (Hurt)...
And finally, not only is there going to be an Ace Ventura 3, but it will star a kid. Twelve-year-old Josh Flitter, most recently seen as Robin Williams' creepy sidekick in License to Wed, has signed to star in the 'comedy,' which will follow Ace Ventura's son (Flitter) as he too becomes a pet detective who must find out who stole a baby panda to exonerate his wrongly-accused mother. Sounds like someone needed money to buy a new pool.
Source: Variety. Posted 07.17.07 by reelz