The celebrities have teamed up with the War Child foundation.
Nicole Scherzinger, Jude Law and others band together for an emotional video for the charity War Child, telling the story of 17-year-old Syrian girl Fatima and her traumatic experiences at the hands of terrorists in her hometown. The promo is part of the new Enough Is Enough campaign.
Nicole Scherzinger gets involved with War Child charity video
Celebrities including actors Jude Law and Carey Mulligan, comedian Michael McIntyre, and musicians Sam Smith, James Bay, Marcus Mumford and Nicole Scherzinger recount the story of one teenager living in Syria who was forced to uproot with her family and move across the border in a new video for War Child UK.
The 30 year old actress is the global ambassador for the charity Alzheimer's Society.
Oscar-winning star Carey Mulligan has spoken about her hopes that society’s misconceptions about dementia will be corrected by a better understanding of the condition.
The 30 year old actress, who is married to Mumford & Sons’ frontman Marcus Mumford, wrote a moving opinion piece in her role as global ambassador for the charity Alzheimer’s Society, and also spoke on Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme of how she has sought to maintain a relationship with her beloved grandmother, who has suffered from the incurable disease for 12 years.
“I’ve certainly had it in my experience that people with my grandmother have gone ‘well she doesn’t know me. It doesn’t matter that I don’t visit because she doesn’t know me’,” she said on Tuesday (December 27th). “Every visit for the last seven years, she hasn’t recognised any of us.”
Continue reading: Carey Mulligan's Campaign To Change Perceptions Of Dementia
With the announcement of the nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, also known as the Baftas, the awards season enters its more serious phase.
This is the point where the industry weighs in on the conversation that has been limited mainly to critics so far. Unsurprisingly, Carol and The Revenant feature heavily in the BAFTA race. But unlike the awards season to date, genre films like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian were virtually locked out of the major categories. (The Martian managed nods for actor Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott.)
Also unexpected for Bafta was the absence of local favourites like Tom Hardy, Charlotte Rampling and Carey Mulligan, and not even one craft nomination for Spectre. Bafta voters also failed to nominate two other current favourites: Creed and Joy.
Continue reading: Awards Season Shifts Up A Gear With BAFTA Nominations
Because Hollywood is making some amazing changes.
We like to think 2015 has seen Hollywood re-define womanhood with various movies depicting unusually interesting roles for women. Some, of course, are true stories or documentaries, but others truly mark a true progression in the film industry. Here are just a few of this year's movies that have done women proud.
Charlize Theron is as badass as it gets in 'Mad Max'
1. Mad Max: Fury Road - We haven't seen a character as badass as Furiosa in movies for a while, and Charlize Theron really nailed it as a shaven-headed renegade with a mechanical arm who had grown up around men. She rescues the five wives from her tyrannical boss and gives Max a run for his money with her ability to fire a weapon.
The Interview's release is indefinitely cancelled, as the Night at the Museum 3 cast holds premieres in New York and London, and James Bond hits the Thames as filming begins on Spectre. There are also new trailers for Sean Penn's The Gunman, the Divergent sequel Insurgent and a new Thomas Hardy adaptation...
The big movie news this week has been Sony's decision to cancel the release of the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview due to threats made by a hacking group. The film had already held its Los Angeles premiere, attended by Franco and Rogen, costar Diana Bang and cowriter-director Evan Goldberg, who were photographed on the red carpet. But the New York premiere was cancelled, as was all press and any plans for a theatrical or home video release.
Meryl Streep is returning to the indie scene with the feminist drama Suffragette.
Meryl Streep will play British activist Emmeline Pankhurst in Ruby Films’ Suffragette, the studio has announced. Pankhurst was the leader of the British Suffragette movement who founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the early 1900s. The veteran actress, who is an outspoken feminist and equality advocate herself, has come into the project on short notice, since the film begins shooting in the UK on Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Streep is diving back into the indie scene with a hard-hitting drama about the Suffragette movement.
Suffragette stars Carey Mulligan, who plays a young foot soldier of the early feminist movement who is radicalized and turns to violence after seeing peaceful protests achieve nothing. Streep plays a supporting part. The film will reunite her with screenwriter Abi Morgan, who worked with Streep on the Margaret Thatcher biopic Iron Lady. Sarah Gavron is directing. The film doesn’t have a distributor yet, which means that it may take some time and a couple of festival tours until Suffragette comes to a theatre near you.
'Inside Llewyn Davis' was the surprise winner at the Gotham Awards, but can it compete for the major prizes in 2014?
Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen Brothers' movie starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake, beat 12 Years a Slave to win Best Picture at the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Awards on Monday evening (December 2, 2013).
Oscar Isaac [L] Justin Timberlake [center] and Adam Driver [R] in 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
The award is considered a huge boost for the Coens' movie, which is set for limited release on Friday to make it eligible for consideration at the Golden Globes and Oscars in 2014. Though reviews have been highly favorable following screenings at the film festivals, the movie - a comedy-drama about a singer-songwriter who navigates his way through New York's folk music scene in the 1960s - has generally been discussed only as an outsider for the major awards behind Captain Phillips, Gravity and perhaps crucially 12 Years a Slave.
Continue reading: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Wins Gotham Award, But What About The Oscars?
U.K audiences have to wait until early 2014 for this one.
Inside Llewyn Davis might not be out until January 2014 in the UK, but it debuted in the capital this week at the BFI film festival. Most of the stars – Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac and John Goodman included – joined director partners – Joel and Ethan Coen on the red carpet.
Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis
The film follows one week in the life of Llewyn Davis – a young folk singer at odds with the mundane domesticity of life, trying to live rather than exist. He’s muddling through the Greenwich Village folk scene in the harsh winter of 1961, New York. The goal: make a living from his music.
Continue reading: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Stars Hit Wet, Wet, London For BFI Premiere
Filth invades the UK, while Hanks' Captain Phillips and the Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis bow in New York. We also get a look at Statham's Homefront action and much more detail from The Hobbit 2...
Two big British films hit UK cinemas this week. After storming the Scottish box office last weekend and garnering rave reviews across the board, Filth arrives in the rest of the country this week. Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), the Edinburgh black comedy stars in a career-redefining role as a deeply nasty cop. Read our 'Filth' review here.
Meanwhile, Saoirse Ronan stars in the introspective thriller How I Live Now, set in a present-day Britain that's engulfed in war. Opening in the UK this weekend and in America next month, the film is directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), and the cast includes rising stars George MacKay (Hunky Dory) and Tom Holland (The Impossible). We gave the film 4/5 you can read the 'How I Live Now' review here.
The Welsh actor will star in the adaptation
The movie version of Thomas Hardy’s 19th-century literary classic Far From the Madding Crowd will star Michael Sheen and Carey Mulligan. Production started this week, and the film will be shot in rural British locations like Dorset, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Michael Sheen is a busy man
Directing the film will be Thomas Vinterberg, the Danish director who gained notoriety by co-founding the avant-garde filmmaking movement: Dogme 95. He received critical acclaim for his 2012 feature The Hunt, about a man wrongly accused of paedophilia. Allon Reich and Andrew Macdonald of DNA Films are producing with Christine Langan of BBC Films stepping into the role of exec producer.
The folk stars will be back on track soon
After an initial scare, Ted Dwayne – Mumford & Sons bassist – is “recovering nicely” from surgery on a blood clot. The popular band had to cancel a few dates in America, much to the dismay of their loyal fans.
Winston Marshall was kind enough to keep us abreast of his buddies’ state of health on Twitter. He wrote: ‘Ted is recovering nicely from surgery. He's a brave little boy. Thanks for all your support. We are very grateful”. The folk band announced the news about their 28-year-old bandmate in a statement via their website. It read: “Our friend and bandmate Ted has been feeling unwell for a few days, and yesterday he was taken to a hospital to receive emergency treatment. The scans revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain that requires an operation. Ted is receiving excellent care and we are being assured that he will recover quickly from surgery.” We hope Mr Dwayne achieves a healthy recovery from that scary ailment.
Marcus Mumford and Winston were seen out in Texas as they waited for important news about their bandmate; they were joined by Carey Mulligan: the wife of Marcus. The pair wed a year ago in April after just one year together, having known each other as youngsters when they would write to each other as pen pals. That's nice.
Continue reading: Mumford & Sons Bassist On The Mend After Blood Clot
English actress, Carey Mulligan, has been earmarked to play US politician Hillary Clinton and is reportedly in talks with the director of an upcoming biopic.
It has been rumoured that The Great Gatsby actress, Carey Mulligan, is favoured to play the US Secretary of State and former first lady, Hillary Clinton, in an upcoming biopic entitled Rodham, according to sources speaking to The Hollywood Reporter.
However, director James Ponsoldt, who directed The Spectacular Now earlier this year, is said to be keeping several other A-list actresses in mind for the role including, Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Chastain.
Set in 1974, the feature-length film will be centred of the life of a young lawyer Clinton before she and her husband, former-president Bill Clinton, entered The White House and will be released in 2016 to chime with the next US presidential election.
Continue reading: Would Carey Mulligan Make A Good Hillary Clinton?
British actress hadn't been mentioned previously for the role but is now favorite ahead of Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Chastain
There have been a few names touted about the place to appear as former First Lady Hilary Clinton in the forthcoming biopic Rodham, but a surprise front runner has emerged in the form of British actress Carey Mulligan.
The past few months have seen a host of names thrown up who could potentially play the role, with Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain all fancied to appear, but it would appear that Mulligan is the producers’ top choice to take on the role, which will depict Clinton during her younger years. Mulligan has never been mentioned in and among the rumors that have been circulating around the film. No decision has been made yet, with the other actresses still in the frame, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Mulligan is to sit down with director James Pondsoldt and both sides are eager to strike a deal. The actress was nominated for a best actress Oscar for her starring role in An Education.
The film is to show Hilary Clinton as a young lawyer in the 1970’s, finding herself embroiled in the Richard Nixon impeachment case while at the same time fostering feelings for the man who would go on to become her husband, now former President Bill Clinton. Mulligan’s latest role was in The Great Gatsby, which was a critical flop but has become a commercial success, increasing her bankability.;
Continue reading: Could Carey Mulligan Be Playing Hillary Clinton In 'Rodham' Biopic?
Llewyn Davis is a struggling folk musician attempting to find his place in the world by scouring New York's Greenwich Village at the height of folk in 1961. Along the way he meets old friends who are not particularly happy to see him because of his own unresolved mistakes in the past, and while he strives to find a venue to do what he loves doing, hitchhiking across roads in the freezing winter with a beat-up guitar and a homeless cat, he is forced to question not only himself as a person, but also where and what he really wants his future to be.
'Inside Llewyn Davis' is an emotional musical drama written and directed by Oscar winners Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, aka The Coen Brothers ('No Country for Old Men', 'True Grit', 'Fargo'). It has been very loosely based on the posthumous 2005 memoirs 'The Mayor of MacDougal Street' by the late New York folk artist Dave Van Ronk, and has been nominated to compete for the sought after Palme d'Or prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. This passionate story about love, music, finding oneself and learning from one's mistakes will hit screens in the UK on January 24th 2014.
Cannes Film Festival begins this week, with The Great Gatsby opening up the show.
This years Cannes Film Festival will be heading back to the heady days of the Roarin' Twenties, a time of affluence, jazz, glitz and glamour and the setting of the newly release The Great Gatsby. The 3D film will be opening the festival in what should be an extravagant event, even by Cannes' standards, when things kick off this Wednesday (May 15).
Whilst the movie has already had it's premiere in the U.S., the grand stage of Cannes still makes it's European unveiling an exciting prospect, especially for all those involved, such as director Baz Luhrmann and stars Leonardo Di Caprio and Carey Mulligan, who will all be flying over the the south of France to attend the screening. Mulligan wont just be preoccupied by commitments to Gatsby either, as the star's next film is also being premiered at the festival too, the Coen Brother's latest effort Inside Llewyn Davis.
Carey Mulligan at the US premiere of Gatsby
The Hollywood Reporter says women are flocking to the cinemas to see The Great Gatsby.
This wasn’t in the script. Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of the roaring twenties, The Great Gatsby, was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. With a huge budget, an all-star cast and various exotic filming locations, Gatsby was supposed to be the film of 2013. Hell, it was even supposed to be the movie that won Leonardo Dicaprio that elusive Oscar for best actor. Sure, that could still happen, but it's hugely unlikely.
One Of The Many Visually Impressive Scenes In The Great Gatsby
There’s no way to avoid the fact that Gatsby has been mauled by the critics. Though some have pointed in the direction of the stunning visuals, it soon became all too clear that Luhrmann forget one key element: Fitzgerald’s classic tale, the best possible material any director could have to work with. “This dreadful film even derogates the artistry of Fitzgerald, who wrote "The Great Gatsby" while living on Long Island and in Europe,” said Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal. J.R Jones of the Chicago Reader said, “Baz Luhrmann is exactly the wrong person to adapt such a delicately rendered story, and his 3D feature plays like a ghastly Roaring 20s blowout at a sorority house.” R. Kurt Oseland of Slant magazine pondered what could have been, saying, “When The Great Gatsby actually stops to breathe, there is some greatness to be found, however brief it may be.”
Continue reading: It Seems Women Could Rescue Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’
In a recent interview, Carey Mulligan talks at length about her latest role in the Great Gatsby and what the whole experience meant for her.
In a brand new interview, Brit-actress Carey Mulligan discussed her latest role in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. In it, she discusses how "daunting" the whole experience of working with Luhrmann and the film's star Leonardo Di Caprio was, and how she always knew that she would be an actor some day.
The rising star explains her in-depth research for the role, including getting to read the letters and diaries of Zelda Fitzgerald and Ginevra King, whom the role of Daisy Buchanan is based. Her emersion into the character didn't end in her research either, as the actress looked the part throughout the film, being dressed in exquisit jewellery throughout filming, something that gave her more attention that she may have anticipated. She said, "There was a man who used to follow me around when I was wearing the Tiffany’s jewellery to make sure I didn’t [steal it] and everytime I made a joke where I’d accidentally drop it down my blouse, he would stare at me with daggers."
Continue reading: Carey Mulligan Discusses Her 'Daunting' Role In The Great Gatsby [Video]
Leonardo Dicaprio, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher are all interviewed by various reporters on the red carpet at the New York premiere for 'The Great Gatsby'. Carey describes the premiere as 'crazy' and revealed she was too scared to get out of the car. Leonardo says that he 'really connected and was fascinated by the loneliness and isolation' of his character Jay Gatsby while Isla Fisher praises director Baz Luhrmann saying that his movies have 'a specific tone and style and pace [which is] what makes them so fabulous'.
The cast of Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' make their arrivals at the movie's New York premiere. Among them are Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher as well as popstars Emeli Sande and Coco Owino who both made contributions to the film soundtrack. Carey can be seen signing autographs and taking photos with fans before making her way over to the movie poster for press photos.
The cast of 'The Great Gatsby' discussed their thoughts on the book-to-film adaptation of 'The Great Gatsby'. Among them were director Baz Luhrmann and stars Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Leonardo Dicaprio.
As the film's release approaches, the cast and director are just as excited as fans of the novel.
The upcoming release of the highly anticipated The Great Gatsby, due to hit theatres on May 10th and the Cannes Film Festival on the 15th, will see Carey Mulligan in what is arguably her first big budget flick. The actress has made a name in cult favorites like Drive and An Education, but the Gatsby experience was a different one altogether, she says in an interview with the Detroit Free Press – not least of all because it personifies the luxury of the Jazz Age.
“To be wearing literally millions of dollars worth of jewelry every day really lends a quality of elegance, in a way. You feel very kind of expensive when you’re walking about. I’ve never experienced anything like it,” says Mulligan, speaking by phone from London. You can definitely see what she means, even by the trailer alone (which you can watch below). But, while the film’s actors and creators are going all out for the adaptation of the so-called Great American Novel, Aussie director Baz Luhrman has also put in every effort to keep the details of Gatsby completely faithful to the reality of the roaring 20s.
“If someone says, ‘There were no rubber zebras in the 1920s!’, then I have photos of girls in the 1920s holding them,” Luhrmann says in an interview with The Star. “Everything in this film, despite what people might say, has a historical reference. We’re research junkies.”
Continue reading: "The Great Gatsby" May Just Be One Of 2013's Best And Biggest
'Never Let Me Go' star Carey Mulligan is snapped leaving the ABC studios in New York City after appearing on 'Good Morning America'.
Baz Luhrmann and F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel appear to be a match made in heaven.
Baz Luhrmann appears to have done it again. The Australian director has long been known for his visually arresting movies, Romeo + Juliet (1996), Moulin Rouge (2001) and Australia (2008) all garnered high praise for aesthetics and his next project The Great Gatsby - easily the most ambitious to date - appears to continue the trend. Firstly we had the trailer - which looked stunning - and now the latest stills from the movie appear to suggest the French filmmaker and F. Scott Fitzgeralds tale of love, power, money and destruct were a match made in heaven.
Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby
'Iron Man 2' star Gwyneth Paltrow, 'Sex and the City' actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Biel from 'The Illusionist' were among the stunning arrivals at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at New York's Rockefeller Center.
Carey Mulligan has likened her character in 'The Great Gatsby' to a certain famous reality star.
Carey Mulligan beat out a slew of Hollywood's finest actresses to land the coveted role of Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's hugely anticipated Great Gatsby movie. Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Michelle Williams had to sit and watch as the British actress snagged the lead role, though the recent trailer appears to suggest Warner Bros made the correct decision.
The 27-year-old appears in an elegant Gatsby inspired shoot for the May issue of Vogue magazine. "It's that kind of feeling: I'm-so-little-and-there's-nothing-to-me, watch-me-have-nothing-to-me," she said of her character in the accompanying interview, "She feels like she's living in a movie of her own life. She's constantly on show, performing all the time. Nothing bad can happen in a dream. You can't die in a dream. She's in her own TV show. She's like a Kardashian." The search for an actress to play Daisy was well-documented at the time, with Keira Knightley and Blake Lively also thought to have been in with a chance. However, after her audition, even co-star Leonardo Dicaprio was smitten. "Leonardo turned to me and he goes, 'Well . . . I guess that's the Next Big Thing in acting," recalls director Luhrmann, "It was a very quick decision after that."
Mulligan, who is married to Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford, is best known for her work in Drive, An Education and Never Let Me Go. The Great Gatsby hits theaters in the U.S. On May 10, 2012. Watch the trailer below:
Continue reading: Carey Mulligan On Her Great Gatsby Character, "She's Like A Kardashian"
Taylor Swift was spotted dancing with Rizzle Kicks' Jordan Stephens at the Brit Awards after-party.
Taylor Swift seemed to forget all about her millionaire ex-boyfriend Harry Styles at the Brit Awards after party on Wednesday (February 20, 2013), flirting up a storm with British musician Jordan Stephens, of pop duo Rizzle Kicks. The pair set tongues wagging as they danced and shared laughs at Universal Music’s official party, with Taylor holding her iPhone in one snap obtained by The Sun: did she take his number?
The antics came after news spread that Taylor and One Direction’s Harry were kept firmly apart at the Brits ceremony. They went their separate ways afterwards too, with Taylor heading to the Universal party and Harry partying with his band-mates at the Warner Music bash. As well as spending some alone time with Stephens, Taylor also managed to push James Corden off the decks at Soho House in London, showing off her DJ skills to a packed crowd.
In fact, the whole night seemed to be about Taylor as she moved around the room getting snaps with various luminaries of the music and film world. She buddied up with Ellie Goulding, took photos with Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford and mingled with others.
The first trailer for Joel and Ethan Coen's new movie 'Inside Llewyn Davis' has been released, with Oscar Isaac playing a New York City folk musician who played a prominent role in the Greenwich Village music scene during the early 1960s. Joining Isaac (Drive) in the film is Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby), Garrett Hedlund (On The Road), John Goodman (Argo), Adam Driver (Girls) and Justin Timberlake.
The trailer features Bob Dylan's 'Farewell' and sees Davis getting turned away from various Manhattan music venues as he attempts to forge a career in the folk music business. The movie is loosely based on Dave Von Ronk's posthumously published memoir The Mayor of MacDouglal Street. Production began in New York in February 2012, and actor Isaac spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about putting his musical skills to the test. "I've been playing for 20 years, so it was kind of the perfect storm of things that came together for me to be a part of it.We did all the music live, no playback; it's like a concert movie. There's like six or seven songs in it."
Sure we could do with a wood-chipper death, but the Coen Brothers don't appear to be mellowing. The trailer features their usual sharp dialogue and humour - at one point, Llewyn's wife (Mulligan) advises him, "You should be wearing condom on condom and then wrap it in electrical tape."
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Jason Clarke may be treading in Jessica Chastain’s shadows when it comes to praise for Zero Dark Thirty but he’s fast being recognised as a rising star in Hollywood. In an interview with Comingsoon.net, the interviewer remarks that on watching another on-screen pairing between Clarke & Chastain (Lawless, which came out before ZD30), he realised that Clarke is one of those actors that’s in tons of movies, but you probably don’t know who he is yet.
With a knowing smirk on his face, Jason Clarke explains how he got involved in Kathryn Bigelow’s controversial movie. “Heard about it going on,” he reveals, “really wanted to be part of it, because you realise it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of something so relevant.” Since the interview took place, Zero Dark Thirty has become embroiled in controversy, over its portrayal of various torture tactics used by the CIA to get information out of their captives. Clarke’s character Dan is an integral part of those powerfully dramatic scenes and we reckon it won’t be long before he starts getting the roles and the recognition that he deserves.
The Aussie actor can be seen later this year in the highly-anticipated and long-delayed version of The Great Gatsby, due out in May. He plays the role of George Wilson, alongside Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Maguire. Jason Clarke’s light will not be hidden under that bushel for much longer!
Continue reading: Who Is Jason Clarke? Introducing Zero Dark Thirty's Rising Star
And they’d better get a move on because the film’s due out in May, after being delayed to ensure it “reached the largest audience possible,” the BBC reports. The Bullitts tweeted the news the other day, letting the world know that he and his musical companion are busy working on the music for Baz Luhrmann’s glitzy adaptation.
“Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!” came the tweet. It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, given that the trailer released for the movie already features Jay Z and Kanye West’s ‘No Church In The Wild.’ There’s been no official word from Jay Z on the matter but we’re excited to hear what he’s created for Luhrmann’s movie.
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As always, we'll need to sift through a vast number of sequels and remakes to find something original next year. But here are a few things worth looking forward to. Of course, release dates are subject to change...
1. Star Trek: Into Darkness (May)
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The new trailer for The Great Gatsby has now emerged. Originally, Baz Luhrmann's glitzy take on F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel was intended for release this month (December 2012) but now it seems that fans will have to wait for the ambitious cinematic venture. This latest peek at the movie, though, suggests that it might just be worth the wait.
Luhrmann's decision to make the movie in 3D confounded many movie buffs who couldn't see the benefit of 3D for a drama of this ilk. Subtlety, though, has never been a major player in Luhrmann's repertoire and this latest trailer is further evidence of his insistence on big, bold and beautiful, for most things that he does. This second look at the movie focuses less on its aesthetic charms though and more on the story. Particularly, the doubtful Nick Carraway, played by Tobey Maguire, is focused on, as is his relationship with the title character, Jay Gatsby - played here by Leonardo Dicaprio. We also get to see a lot of Carey Mulligan, a scene-stealer, by all accounts, as she shimmers in an array of glitzy dresses, dripping with vintage glamour. It might be bold and brash, but Luhrmann has retained the requisite levels of suave here, too.
Continue reading: The Great Gatsby Trailer No.2: Suave And Glitzy Effort From Baz Luhrmann
When Nick Carraway moved from the Midwest to New York in 1922 to kick start his business career, he unknowingly rents a house right next door to one of the most influential yet elusive characters in the land. The mysterious and great Gatsby who regularly hosts extravagant parties ends up drawing Carroway into his world of sparkle, glamour, wealth and honour with ease as he is already drawn to the overindulgence and luxury of the city. But why does Gatsby, a man known for enjoying his own company, wish to open his doors to the stranger that is Carroway? Nick happens to be the cousin of the Daisy who lives across the bay and that connection gives Gatsby a way in to rekindle an old relationship that has been etched in his mind for several long years. Despite Nick's initial awe of Gatsby's whole existence, he soon begins to have his suspicions of him and starts to uncover the real corrupt and manipulative world of the upper-class.
'The Great Gatsby' has been directed and produced by Baz Luhrmann ('Moulin Rouge', 'Romeo + Juliet'); a man known for his use of glamour and breathtaking splendour in his dramatic flicks. It is a truly remarkable adaptation of the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and is full to bursting with the glamour, scandal, deceit, romance and tragedy of the 1920's high class world. It is set to be released on May 17th 2013.
Starring: Leonardo Dicaprio, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Callan McAuliffe, Gemma Ward, Amitabh Bachchan, Jason Clarke, Jack Thompson, Jacek Koman, Vince Colosimo, Max Cullen, Barry Otto, Felix Williamson, Stephen James King,
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There must have been something in the air this year because we literally had too many celebrity weddings to choose from for this list (sorry Alec Baldwin, you can stop reading now, you got bumped), and it was a tough job whittling it down to 10. So, who DID make the grade in our run-down 2012’s best nuptials?
What was the highlight of actress Amber Tamblyn and actor David Cross’ wedding? Well, sadly, even Tamblyn’s stunning gown couldn’t upstage the antics of their unofficial photographer, Questlove. The happy snapper not only DJ’d at the wedding, but also decided to take a number of pics of the happy couple and stick them on his Instagram account. The Roots drummer revealed pretty much everything from the bride’s arrival, to the cutting of the cake, using the hashtag #weddinginthewoods. So, Amber and David – you just about made the grade, but you have your crazy DJ to thank for it.
Next year looks set to be a seminal year for movies. Forget sequels and the so-called impending apocalypse; 2013 is all about beginnings as we discover the dubious past of 'The Wizard of Oz' in upcoming sequel 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' and how loveable 'Monsters, Inc.' protagonists Sulley and Mike got qualified to become scarers. Move over 'Breaking Dawn', 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'Skyfall', and let's see what 2013 has in store! There have been plenty of dodgy trailers come out for 2013 releases, but here are ten of the trailers we consider worthy of your time!
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Mumford And Sons have hit back at the folk purists who remain sceptical of their rootsy sound despite the band’s huge success on both sides of the Atlantic. The London-based group are set to return with new record ‘Babel’, which they claim will attract a different audience to those who bought and enjoyed ‘Sigh No More’.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, drummer Ben asserted, “The cynics can just all f*** off…We think this new record will attract a different audience which is really exciting. And broaden people’s view of us,” with bass guitarist Ted adding, “We have made so many sacrifices and we’ve not taken the easiest route…And so I hope people do understand where we are coming from because it’s a good place, not a capitalistic venture at all…We have made compromises…but it means integrity as everything we do is a conversation between the four of us.” The band have made huge inroads in the U.S market, something nudged along nicely by Marcus Mumford’s marriage to Hollywood star Carey Mulligan, though the group insist they have remained grounded, with Winston saying, “Basically it’s been four mates having the best three years of their lives… And that’s simply going to continue.”
Babel – the band’s second record on Island Records – hit stores on Monday (September 24, 2012). So far, the record has received positive reviews from critics, with the Guardian newspaper saying, “Essentially it's a honing of their 2009 debut, Sigh No More, but with more of the ferocity you encounter in their live show.”
It is 1922 and Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner who moved to New York to kick off his career, rents a house next door to the mysterious Gatsby who regularly hosts extravagant parties. Everything is different to how it was; bigger buildings, drinking and parties more prevalent; and Nick finds himself becoming increasingly fascinated by the elusive and wealthy character that is Gatsby. Nick's cousin Daisy and her unfaithful, aristocratic husband live across the bay and, after Nick attends a party of his, Gatsby recognises his connection with Daisy and requests a meeting with her hoping to rekindle an old relationship. Nick bears witness to the corrupt and manipulative world of the upper-class and the tragedy and obsession that threatens to collapse their worlds.
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Brandon (Fassbender) is a successful New Yorker who's happier to see a series of random women than to settle down into a relationship. Although he doesn't stop there, indulging also in porn and prostitutes. So when his wayward sister Sissy (Mulligan) shows up needing a place to stay, it kind of puts a crimp in his style. Especially when she hooks up with his married boss (Dale). Soon he begins to doubt himself, feeling a surge of guilt and shame over his private demons. But getting rid of his urges is another matter.
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By day, Brandon is a successful business man in New York City. By night, he feeds his compulsive sex addiction by engaging in one night stands, prostitutes and cyber sex, as well as habitual masturbation. No one knows of his double as he keeps it well under control.
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A young Hollywood stunt driver (Gosling) moonlights as a getaway driver, overseen by his mentor Shannon (Cranston), who has just negotiated a partnership with businessman Bernie (Brooks) and his shady partner Nino (Perlman). But the driver's isolated life is breached when he gets to know single mother Irene (Mulligan) and her young son (Leos) who live in his building. And when Irene's husband (Isaac) is released from prison, the driver offers to help clear an old score so he can start with a fresh slate. Of course, nothing goes as planned.
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