The plays of William Shakespeare can be a little tricky to translate onscreen, and can seem a little too challenging for the average moviegoer. Revered actor Ralph Fiennes may have found a way past that in his directorial debut of Coriolanus.
Based on the life of the famed Roman leader, the movie follows Gaius Marcius Coriolanus (played by Fiennes) as he's banished from Rome, the city he once fought to protect, and strikes an accord with his enemy (Gerard Butler) to bring about the end of Rome. watch the fantastic trailer >> Posted 08.11.11 by Ryan
The kids at Next Movie have given us a little something to brighten the work day. Along with Old Red Jalopy, they've remade classic album covers with Harry Potter characters as stand-ins for the musicians. We always knew there was something vaguely Elvis-y about Snape, and these guys have confirmed it. Though we have to admit the angry scowl doesn't have quite the charm and charisma The King's smile conveyed. We also agree that Dobby would have been a great addition to the Queen lineup. The only thing that disappoints us? We would've liked to have seen Voldemort with Joey Ramone's haircut as well as his outfit. Check out the full set. Posted 08.10.11 by Mandy
At the end of June, a featurette for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was released that showed a possible vulnerable side to the evil Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). While the deviation from the J.K. Rowling novel, it isn't anything new for Fiennes, who told Newsweek (via THR) that he can "understand" the "loneliness" of world's most evil wizard.
Fiennes talks Voldemort >> Posted 07.14.11 by Ryan
Young Voldemort was an orphan and denied any kind of parental affection or love, so he's been an isolated figure from a very young age, but I always think there has to be the possibility of good in someone, too. It might have been eroded, repressed, suppressed or somehow distorted with-in him after he was really damaged.
So far, the cast of director Sam Mendes' upcoming James Bond 23 (working title) is quite small, with only Daniel Craig and Judi Dench set to return as Agent 007 and M, respectively. Actors Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes have been rumored to play the movie's villains, with Bardem admitting in February that he was interested but hadn't accepted the role yet. Fiennes' role is reportedly that of a "darkly complex" villain.
Last month, British actress Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy) was rumored for a Bond girl role in the movie, something she confirmed, revealing that she indeed auditioned for a role but was not sure which one, as she read for Mendes with a scene from Quantum of Solace. What part she read for has finally been revealed. will bardem and fiennes appear in the movie? >> Posted 07.08.11 by Ryan
It's just a little over two weeks until the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and Warner Bros. is keeping a steady stream of clips and featurettes coming. The first featurette, released three weeks ago, showcased an early screen test with stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione), and Rupert Grint (Ron).
This new featurette explains horcruxes and touches on a small deviation from the book that will be included in the movie. Radcliffe and director David Yates explain that Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) slowly loses his mind as the different portions of his soul are destroyed one by one. This is definitely a pretty small change from the book (where it was explained that Voldemort's soul was so decimated that he couldn't tell it was being destroyed), but could add some dimension to the profoundly evil character. It's certainly a better change than the attack on the Burrow that movie makers added to Half-Blood Prince. watch the featurette >> Posted 06.30.11 by Mandy
Ask and you shall receive. After seeing the newest poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 featuring Harry and the gang, we mentioned that we'd like to see a Death Eater version of this poster. Now there is one! Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) is, of course, the primary villain featured, though he is flanked by Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) and Lucius Malfoy (Jason Isaacs). This is the first poster released for Deathly Hallows: Part 2 where the Death Eaters are finally showing some wear and tear. In the previous images, Voldemort and his cohorts all looked like they had come straight from a rather formal dinner party, or perhaps a royal funeral, and only the heroes looked like they had seen some action.
So what other posters are still needed? Maybe one featuring Kingsley Shackelbolt, Nymphadora Tonks, and Alastor Moody? What promotional images would you want to see? Posted 06.15.11 by Mandy
What better way to end a week of character poster releases for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 than with one featuring He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named? On Monday, The-Boy-Who-Lived (Daniel Radcliffe) graced the first one.
As with the week's four other releases, this poster also has a destroyed Hogwarts as the backdrop. And like the first poster for the final movie in the franchise (with the dueling Harry and Voldemort), the desperately sought Elder Wand is once again front and center.
Also front and center are those snake-slit nostrils. If you'd like some help wiping the image from your mind, might we suggest the far more attractive gallery of Ralph Fiennes photos featured in our Summer 2011 Movie Manhunt? Posted 05.27.11 by reelz
It'll be a scorcher this summer … at least inside movie theaters, where there's no shortage of hot and handsome actors headed to big screens nationwide. Whether your preference is big and brawny, suave and educated, or strong and silent, there's a fella at the Cineplex waiting for you in Summer 2011.
Start You Summer 2011 Movie Manhunt >> Posted 05.24.11 by reelz
Last June, Liam Neeson admitted he was going to meet with Taken producer Luc Besson to "hash out" plot details for a possible sequel to the 2009 thriller, which became a $226 million worldwide hit. A month ago, Neeson mentioned that Taken 2 was in script stages and could have Neeson himself be the one that is "taken."
So with Neeson seemingly in favor of the sequel, how is it that Neeson almost didn't reprise his role as retired government operative Bryan Mills? Neeson needs a break >> Posted 03.17.11 by Ryan
Hot on the heels of the news that Javier Bardem has been offered the role of James Bond's (Daniel Craig) nemesis in director Sam Mendes' upcoming James Bond 23 (working title), the DailyMail has reported that two-time Oscar-nominated actor Ralph Fiennes is "in discussions" to star in the movie. According to the DailyMail's source, an anonymous "film executive...connected to the production," the role is "darkly complex" and not the same part that Bardem was offered.
Posted 02.04.11 by BrentJS
It’s the first of a new generation of Bond films, and the ideas Mendes has push the film into darker territory where the characters are modern, mature and challenging...the part is one of extreme complexity and only an actor of great ability and dexterity can take it on—and Ralph’s name is top of our list