Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2011 by Angie Han
A while back, it was rumored that British actor Michael Sheen was in talks to play Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the next James Bond movie. Blofeld is one of the classic Bond villains, having appeared in three of Ian Fleming’s novels and six of the Bond films. His appearance has changed over the years — sometimes he looks like a bald, scarred Donald Pleasance, other times like a handsome, bearded Max von Sydow. But his most recognizable trademark is his fluffy white cat, which he’s frequently seen petting in a most sinister way. (If you couldn’t guess, Blofeld is the inspiration for the Dr. Evil character from the Austin Powers films.)
Sadly, the Sheen rumor has since been proved to be false. Thanks to an appearance by Sheen on BBC Two’s Ruth Jones’ Easter Treat, however, we now have an idea of what he might’ve looked like as Blofeld. Watch the video after the jump.
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While the idea of Tim Burton doing yet another film with Johnny Depp is almost as predictable as the sunrise, it is difficult to deny the power of the cast they’ve pulled together for the big-screen version of supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows. In addition to Johnny Depp playing Barnabas Collins, the film boasts Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green, Bella Heathcote, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter.
Now Thomas McDonell, part of Disney’s film Prom, has a role, and Michael Sheen is said to be circling another. Read More »
Woody Allen‘s star-studded new film, Midnight in Paris, will be world-premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May and now we’ve got our first look at the film. Yahoo Movies has premiered the trailer for the romance starring Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, Adrien Brody, Nina Arianda, Corey Stoll, Mimi Kennedy, Kurt Fullerby, Carla Bruni, and Léa Seydoux which opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 20. Check out the new trailer and poster after the break. Read More »
Briefly: Here’s the first news of the official lineup for what could well be a very impressive Cannes Film Festival. Woody Allen‘s Midnight in Paris will open the 64th incarnation of the festival on May 11. It’s an easy choice — the director is a French favorite, and the film is packed with actors that will look great on the opening night red carpet, including a handful of French stars. Sure, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life might have been a more impressive opening, but hopefully it will spool out within a couple days of the festival’s opening.
The film, packed with a cast that includes Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, Adrien Brody, Nina Arianda, Corey Stoll, Mimi Kennedy, Kurt Fullerby, Carla Bruni, and Léa Seydoux. The plot sounds like classic Woody Allen: “A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.” Sony PIcutres Classics has picked up the film already, and will release it later in 2011, most likely in the fall.
Editor’s Note: Germain’s review, which originally appeared earlier this month, has been republished for opening weekend…
I almost don’t want to say how much I liked TRON: Legacy. Going into a film cold is always the best way to see it and before seeing this heavily marketed, long gestating sequel, I’d unfortunately heard several well-known critics shower the film with negative adjectives, suitably lowering my expectations. With that mindset, I enjoyed the film immensely. So, I apologize if I rebuild any of those lowered expectations when I say that TRON: Legacy is the epic, thrilling adventure you were hoping for, complete with all of the flaws so commonly made in a Hollywood blockbuster. Read More »
It’s Tron Tuesday again, and one of the new promo items now available is pretty great: a new trailer for Tron Legacy that shows off the Daft Punk cameo in the film along with a beat-heavy new track called ‘Derezzed.’ Watch it after the break. Read More »
Everyone wants to know more and more about Tron Legacy. For those of you not at Comic-Con, we have transcribed the entire Tron Legacy panel which took place on Thursday. Here is the panel’s official description:
Returning for an unprecedented third year to the fans and convention that started it all, Walt Disney Pictures is pleased to present a special insider look at the upcoming TRON: Legacy. Panelists include filmmakers and talent from the film: director Joe Kosinski, producers Sean Bailey and Steven Lisberger, and cast members Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, and Bruce Boxleitner. The discussion, moderated by Patton Oswalt, is set to include exclusive glimpses of the film, as well as a Q&A involving all panel participants, along with special surprise guests.
Read the full transcription now after the jump.
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The Tron Legacy panel is going on in Hall H at Comic Con even as I write this. But even though most of you weren’t able to see the eight minutes of new footage shown to the crowd on site at Comic Con, there’s a new trailer for the film which you can see right now. Read More »