You’ve got to hand it to Noah Baumbach – it takes a lot a guile to assemble a cast of movie stars for a small indie drama and then start filming without telling anyone, which is the case for his new movie, a seemingly untitled project that is undergoing production in New York City right now. This is par for the course for Baumbach, who has spent the past few years working quickly and quietly, seemingly only pausing to attend the film festivals where his work screens.
Also par for the course for Baumbach is the eclectic cast, which includes Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson.
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Bradley Cooper has already been nominated for an Oscar four times, and The Weinstein Company is probably hoping that he can get another nomination as a struggling chef desperately trying to make a comeback in a big way.
Burnt sees Cooper play Adam Jones, a former star chef who landed two coveted Michelin stars, and as one of the characters in the new Burnt trailer says, you have to be like Luke Skywalker in order to get just one of them. But what if he’s more like the Darth Vader of chefs? Either way, Jones now wants his third Michelin star, and he’s pulling out all the stops to make it happen. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ten years after Kitchen Confidential, Bradley Cooper is getting back into the kitchen with Burnt. Directed by John Wells, the new film follows a gifted chef named Adam Jones who shot to fame at a young age… and then lost everything he had thanks to his out-of-control behavior and crippling drug addiction.
In an effort to redeem himself — as well as to win that third Michelin star that’s eluded him for so long — he opens a new restaurant in London, surrounding himself with the brightest culinary talents. Watch the Burnt trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Fresh off the success of Cinderella, Disney is firming up its live-action fairy tale slate. The studio has set a 2017 release date for Beauty and the Beast, which has Bill Condon starring and Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans starring.
In addition, a couple new cast members have been revealed — specifically Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline. Find out whom they’ll be playing, and get Beauty and the Beast release date details, after the jump. Read More »
Entire teams of people working in legal and clearance departments exist to prevent just the sort of stuff that happened to Emma Thompson‘s film Effie Gray. Based on a true story, Thompson scripted and co-starred in the film, only to see it bogged down in two separate accusations of plagiarism by two different playwrights. Judges ruled in favor of the film in both cases. Now it is closing in on release, so we can examine the first Effie Gray trailer.
The film follows a particularly odd Victorian love triangle in which Victorian art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) married his childhood friend Euphemia “Effie” Gray (Dakota Fanning), only to leave the marriage unconsummated. Eventually, Effie embarked upon a more fulfilling affair with painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge). Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Pierce Brosnan hasn’t played James Bond in years, but his days of daring aren’t totally behind him. In the new The Love Punch trailer, he plans to steal a $10 million diamond after a shady French financier makes off with his pension fund.
The difference is that this Pierce Brosnan is not a badass spy, but an ordinary businessman with three equally ill-equipped co-conspirators: his snarky ex-wife Kate (Emma Thompson) and two bumbling neighbors (Timothy Spall and Celia Imrie). Naturally, sparks fly and hilarity ensues. Watch the Love Punch trailer after the jump.
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Saving Mr. Banks wasn’t the runaway award contender Disney hoped for, but a newly found deleted scene sure looks like it was. Featuring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Paul Giamatti, it’s a pretty revealing and well-acted scene that probably gave away too much too soon for director John Lee Hancock. Still, if you want to see almost the entire conflict of the movie condensed into a two-minute scene, this will do it. Check out this Saving Mr Banks deleted scene below. Read More »
If all the Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, animation and theme park coverage weren’t hints enough, we here at /Film are Disney fans. Big time. So a film like Saving Mr. Banks, which is about Walt Disney’s struggle to make one of the studio’s greatest films, Mary Poppins, is right in our wheelhouse. The film opens December 20 and will play the AFI Fest presented by Audi this weekend. Peter Sciretta and I were lucky enough not only to see the film before that festival date, but to see it at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, where about 45% of the movie was shot and actually took place.
So while this film, which stars Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, BJ Novak and Jason Schwartzman, might not seem like the typical film for us to do a video blog for, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give our opinion of a Disney film which the Walt Disney Company made in the place Walt Disney actually had these experiences. Read More »
Disney has three big films coming out this holiday season, but only one is about the company itself. That’s Saving Mr. Banks, the true story of Walt Disney’s courting of author P.L. Travers for the rights to her book, Mary Poppins. Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), the film features Tom Hanks as Disney and Emma Thompson as Travers. It opens December 13 in the U.S. but had its world premiere this weekend at the London Film Festival.
So how is it? The first reviews are out and while everyone seems to agree there’s plenty of Disney magic, and some people even smell Oscars, a few don’t necessarily think it works. Read a bunch of reviews below. Read More »