With its upcoming 20th anniversary, here's a look back at the internet-enabled hook that made "The Blair Witch Project" a landmark in marketing, and lured moviegoers into thinking the fright flick might actually have been a documentary.
In perhaps the most horrifying moment in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," Sam Rockwell's brutish cop casually beats the pulp out of a local advertising impresario before tossing him through a second-story window.
Here are five fascinatingly different versions of famous Disney movies that almost came to pass, only to be consigned to the idea bin of history. Disney had been trying to make a version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale ‘The Snow Queen’ since the late 1930s, but every attempt had run aground. In 2008, the project was revived again and even had some cast – ‘Will & Grace’ star Megan Mullally was onboard as Elsa (then a flat-out villain) and Josh Gad, who did eventually play snowman Olaf in the finished film.
Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds’ kiss was easily the highlight of the entire Golden Globes ceremony, as both actors took solace in each other after missing out in their respective Best Actor categories. After the Golden Globes had finally come to an end, Reynolds and Garfield’s smooch was the talk of Tinseltown.
Carrie Fisher has sadly died following a heart attack on 23 December. The actress-turned screenwriter is a Hollywood icon with a diverse career beyond her iconic ‘Star Wars’ role as Princess Leia.
Emma Stone has spoken about her own experiences of Hollywood sexism, revealing that directors she’s worked with have given lines she came up with on-set to her male co-stars. The ‘La La Land’ star made the remarks in an interview with Rolling Stone.
The return of a heavy-breathing dark lord, first contact like we’ve never seen it before, a humanitarian scrapping with a CGI bear, a 20-storey Paul Rudd – it’s safe to say that in 2016, we’ve seen it all.
At last, Hugh Jackman has returned the burn he got courtesy of Ryan Reynolds in ‘Deadpool’. Jackman chose the occasion of Reynolds receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to deliver his dazzling comeback. Later, Deadpool is spotted with a Jackman mask, to hide his terrible disfigurement from his lady love, Vanessa.
‘Rogue One’ is unlike any other ‘Star Wars’ film that’s come before for many reasons, but one of the most exciting is the diversity of its cast. From its female lead, to its international roster of actors from all around the world, it’s clear the franchise has come leaps and bounds from the original trilogy with its sole non-white character – Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian. Beyond the characters’ ethnic backgrounds though, same-sex couples are still apparently absent from the ‘Star Wars’ movie universe… or are they?
Wonder Woman is no longer an honorary ambassador at the United Nations, following protests. It was announced in October that the veteran DC Comics character was to be used as part of an ’empowerment campaign’ for women and girls in 2017. “Although the original creators may have intended Wonder Woman to represent a strong and independent ‘warrior’ woman with a feminist message, the reality is that the character’s current iteration is that of a large breasted, white woman of impossible proportions,” the petition read.
Tom Cruise has announced the first trailer for 2017’s horror spectacular ‘The Mummy’ will be released on Sunday. The ‘Mission: Impossible’ star revealed the news on social media along with a 15-second teaser for the forthcoming trailer featuring brief looks at Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll, Sofia Boutella as The Mummy, and Annabelle Wallis as Jenny Halsey.
To play the middleweight champ who broke his neck in a car accident at the height of his powers in the 1980s, Teller says he had to lose 20lbs and 13% body fat over a 7-8 month period simply to “look like a boxer”, and that was just the start of it he admits. On the flip side of Teller’s startling transformation is co-star Aaron Eckhart’s weight swing the other way. The usually trim and handsome ‘The Dark Knight’ star shaved his head and GAINED 40lbs to play Vinny’s trainer Kevin Rooney, a feat perhaps even more difficult than Teller’s because he had to lose it again instantly for his next role.
Working with Clint is, as you might expect, a bit intimidating, says Tom Hanks. Hanks was under Eastwood’s directorial gaze for the movie ‘Sully’, in which he played feted pilot Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, who safely landed his plane on the Hudson River in 2009 after it hit a flock of geese, saving the lives of all 155 passengers. Speaking on tonight’s ‘Graham Norton Show’, Hanks said: “You certainly don’t want one of those Eastwood looks.
Much like her ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ co-star Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot won over her detractors with her performance as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s divisive superhero face-off movie. As such, hopes are high that Gadot will really come into her own when she takes the spotlight in the upcoming ‘Wonder Woman’ solo movie – the first big screen outing for the original super-heroine. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Gadot had one key word to describe the outfit: “Tight.
Disney’s most conceited, muscle-bound narcissist Gaston is set to be even more musky and macho in the forthcoming live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. According to composer Alan Menken, there will be lines that were dropped from the original animation, as created by his late collaborator, the legendary lyricist and playwright Howard Ashman. “In Gaston, we had a treasure trove of lyrics that Howard [Ashman] had written that we did not put in the movie,” Menken told Entertainment Weekly.
The lingering shirtless scene has become a trademark in Marvel’s movies and TV shows, and why not? Their leading men sacrifice cream cakes and booze in favour of gruelling gym sessions and infinite ab crunches to gain Marvel’s signature chiselled frames. But not all actors start out looking like a mythical god, so let’s take a look back at Marvel’s leading men before and after their magnificent makeovers.
It has been reported that Johnny Depp has landed a role in the second ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ film, and it’s safe to say that not all fans are happy with the news. It is not currently known which character Depp will be playing in the movie, which is due out in 2018, but it is thought that he will have a brief cameo in the first spin-off film from the Harry Potter franchise, which is due for release on the 18th of November. Over the summer, Depp was embroiled in an incredibly high-profile divorce from his ex-wife, Amber Heard, with Heard alleging that Depp had physically abused her on multiple occasions.