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.
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.
One employee of 21st Century Fox details a company presentation and expresses shock at seeing the president's infamous Billy Bush conversation: "There was an audible gasp in the room, like, 'Can you believe this is happening?'”
The live-action musical adaptation of the classic animated film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast.
"This is just like prom!" said the 'Star Wars' actress, set up with 27-year-old Tom Coleman, who now recounts their wild night, which included waltzing with Debbie Reynolds and ended at Richard Dreyfuss' apartment.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic film, the stars have agreed to present best picture on the Feb. 26 telecast.
After 20 years, a major falling out between director Danny Boyle and star Ewan McGregor and a lengthy gestation period, the creative team behind the cult hit aim to reclaim the '90s mojo of the original "Cool Britannia" classic as the sequel gets ready for the gala treatment in Berlin.
"It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require," says the actor, who will still star as the Dark Knight.
The actor's latest art project asks passersby to stop by the Museum of the Moving Image and say 'He will not divide us' in front of a mounted camera.
PETA has called for a boycott of the film after a video surfaced of a German shepherd forced to perform in artificial rapids.
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.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher shared a bond like no other. Friends and family of Carrie Fisher, who died at age 60 on Dec. 27 after a heart attack, gathered Thursday for an intimate memorial at her Beverly Hills home. On Friday, a funeral service for Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, who died at age 84 following a possible stroke just one day after her daughter, will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. For Fisher’s memorial on Thursday, her daughter, Billie Lourd, 24, chose to have it at her mother’s home, where Fisher famously and frequently entertained (Reynolds also lived on the property).
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.
As Gibson, once banished to directors jail for personal behavior, wins plaudits for 'Hacksaw Ridge,' voter forgiveness seems to apply to some (Affleck) but not others (Nate Parker).
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?
Rather conspicuously released just prior to awards season, Martin Scorsese’s new epic ‘Silence’ is getting some serious early buzz from critic screenings. There are no reviews yet, as they’re under embargo, but some US critics were unable to hold in their praise, dropping some plaudits on Twitter. Village Voice scribe Bilge Ebiri wrote: I saw SILENCE twice today. First time, I was absorbed, impressed, moved. Second time, I was in tears. One of Scorsese's greatest films.
It’s a running joke throughout the none-more-meta superhero comedy that budget and contracts prevent Deadpool from interacting with his more A-list Marvel stablemates – Deadpool himself frequently references X-Men that Fox didn’t allow us to see. Yes, the same turbine-powered mobile aircraft carrier as used by the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D.. Fox weren’t allowed to reference the carrier by name, and the design had to be tweaked a little, but ‘Deadpool’ visual artist Emmanuel Shiu confirmed the connection.
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.
Martin Scorsese will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday (20 November) morning to discuss his latest film, a religious epic starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. It’s not clear if Francis will be in attendance at the second, more private screening taking place on Thursday.
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.
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.
As the star of the new animated movie ‘Trolls’, based on the cult toy craze of the 1970s and 1990, Justin Timberlake is well acquainted with wild hair, but he admits he’s had some pretty horrific hairstyles himself in the past.