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In Guillermo Del Toro's gothic romantic ghost movie Crimson Peak, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain play creepy siblings who are clearly up to something in their sinister mansion in Northwest England.
Obviously, Crimson Peak isn't the first time Tom Hiddleston has played a complex villain on-screen, having made his name as Thor's mischievous brother Loki in the Marvel movies.
Hiddleston likes mixing up his roles. "It's a cliche, but it's true," he laughs. "Variety is the spice of life! And when I got into acting, I never wanted to play one type of role. The actors I loved the most growing up were people who could move between genres, between character types. It just happens that Thomas Sharpe in this and Loki are a little bit darker, but the reason I've chosen the projects I've chosen is to prove to myself and other people that I'm more than that. Perhaps it's to prove that I'm not who you think I am. I think part of the pleasure I get from acting is in defying expectations: my own and everyone else's."
Tom Hiddleston stars alongside Jessica Chastain & Mia Wasikowska
Continue reading: Crimson Peak Takes Hiddleston And Chastain To The Dark Side
Gifted Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) makes an odd misstep with this overwrought gothic horror thriller, which is so bloated that it's more silly than scary. At least it features a starry cast that has a lot of fun with the characters, providing some emotional undercurrents as things get increasingly crazed. But the truth about this film is that it's a haunted house movie with ghosts that aren't remotely frightening. And worse yet, they're essentially irrelevant to the story.
It's set in late-1800s Buffalo, as young aspiring writer Edith (Mia Wasikowska) is unsure about the romantic advances of her childhood friend Alan (Charlie Hunnam), who is now a hunky doctor. But he fades into the background when the dashing Sir Thomas (Tom Hiddlestone) arrives from England seeking funding from Edith's father (Jim Beaver) for a machine to mine valuable clay from his crumbling ancestral home. As he sweeps Edith off her feet, Thomas' sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain) enters the picture with a clearly nefarious plan of her own. Sure enough, Thomas whisks Edith off to get married and return to the family mansion, a freaky towering wreck that oozes red clay. Or that might be blood. And since Edith has a history of seeing ghosts, the house feels particularly crowded to her.
The spirits are rendered as stretched-out skeletons surrounded by spidery wisps. And in England they're of course blood-red. Oddly, they merely seem to be observers to this story, never actually doing much proper menacing. And since they look faintly ridiculous it isn't easy to muster up the dread required to make this work as a horror movie. Everything else on-screen is just as absurd. The mansion looks more like an elaborately dilapidated over-sized movie set than a neglected manor house. Thankfully, Del Toro packs every scene with witty details and a lurid colour scheme that keeps the audience on its toes.
Continue reading: Crimson Peak Review
'Burnt' co-stars Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller are among those showing support for Lawrence's essay.
Miller and Cooper, who were interviewed on the red carpet at the premiere of their new movie Burnt on Wednesday (October 14th), both weighed in on the article that Lawrence published via Lena Dunham’s newsletter Lenny the previous day.
33 year old Miller revealed that she once turned down a play because she was offered less than half the pay of her male co-star – in a two-person production. She told E! News that she reluctantly did “what we have to start doing, unfortunately, at the expense of our creative dreams… …I walked away from a play I wanted to do because I was offered less than half of what the other man was offered and it was just the two of us.”
Just as people began to write off veteran director Ridley Scott after a series of merely OK movies, the 77-year-old casually releases his most entertaining film in years. This sci-fi adventure is lithe, humorous, thrilling and genuinely moving. In other words, it's one of Scott's best films, mixing eye-catching visuals with a story that resonates with both emotion and deeper meaning. And it's also a lot of fun.
In the very near future, the first manned mission to Mars is caught off guard by a sudden storm. With their ship in danger, Commander Lewis (Jessica Chastain) orders the crew to evacuate, but in the chaos botanist Watney (Matt Damon) is knocked away and presumed dead. As Lewis and her team (Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan and Aksel Hennie) begin the long trek back to Earth, Watney wakes up alone on Mars and understands that he will need to survive until the next mission arrives in four years' time. But his habitat is only designed to last for 30 days, so he has a lot of work to do. Eventually, he thinks of a way to get a message back home to Nasa, letting them know he's alive. Now the experts (including Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean and Kristen Wiig) must figure out a way to rescue him before he runs out of food and water.
The story plays out on three fronts: with Watney using his expertise to survive, Lewis and her crew on their long journey back home, and the Nasa officials mounting a rescue mission. All three plot-strands are riveting, using convincing science to explore the conundrum while cranking up the emotional urgency of the situation. Intriguingly, the script never gives Watney a family back on Earth to sentimentalise things; the film simply doesn't need that. And Damon more than holds the audience's sympathy. He's funny, smart, tenacious and thoroughly identifiable, the kind of person we wish we would be in the same situation.
Continue reading: The Martian Review
In these faux featurettes, the crew of Ares 3 talk us through some of the procedures and practices they must go through before embarking on their perilous mission to Mars. The small team of astronauts are put through rigorous training and exercise programs to make sure they're both mentally and physically fit for the mission.
The team also talk about how they will actually get to Mars and show you around their ship.
Matt Damon leads the cast in The Martian, he plays astronaut Mark Watney who specialises in botany and mechanical engineering. The story follows his struggle to survive as he becomes deserted on Mars after a near fatal accident.
Continue: The Martian - Clips
Anne Hathaway, in a recent interview, discussed her close friendship with Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. She also discussed Taylor Swift, describing her as a “magnificent creature” and “a force of nature”.
In a recent magazine interview, Anne Hathaway discussed her friendship with another two of Hollywood’s leading female actors, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. She also revealed, much like the rest of the planet, she has a girl crush on Taylor Swift.
Anne Hathaway at the after-party of Grounded at the Public Theater in New York, April 2015.
Ridley Scott directs a star studded cast in the film adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel.
David Bowie once asked us if there was ‘Life on Mars’ and this November the answer will be yes.. sort of, as Matt Damon finds himself stranded all alone on the red planet. Following in the footsteps of Gravity and Interstellar, comes Ridley Scott’s The Martian 2015’s space set drama, which sees Matt Damon fight for survival alone on Mars.
Matt Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian.
In The Martian Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney, who is left stranded and presumed dead on Mars, after his crew evacuate the planet during a dust storm. Faced with a potential four year wait for rescue, Watney must fight to stay alive, as he attempts to make contact with ground control.
Mark Watney is an astronaut whose resourceful and determined personality is the only thing he has to rely on when he is accidentally abandoned on Mars when his team abort their mission in the face of an oncoming storm. He is presumed dead, but he has miraculously survived, though injured, and now must do everything within his power to get a message to NASA, calculating that if they get it, he still has to survive for four years until they reach him. He has little left in the way of supplies and is living in a Hab which is meant for only a month's worth of use. On his to do list is to attempt to grow crops to survive on, and do everything he can to make water. Luckily for him, a message does reach NASA and his crewmates immediately come together to work out how to rescue their man.
Continue: The Martian - International Trailer
The first full-length trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak' is just as terrifying as you'd expect from the director of Mimic and The Devil's Backbone.
Back in February, horror fans were given a first glimpse of Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak, and now the acclaimed Mexican director has unveiled the full-length trailer of a film that is sure to top many people's must-see lists this Halloween.
Don't be afraid of the dark... Mia Wasikowska in Crimson Peak
Set in a spooky mansion in Victorian England, Crimson Peak tells the story of a young author, played by Mia Wasikowska, who discovers her charming new husband (Thor's Tom Hiddleston) is not quite who he appears to be.
Edith Cushing is an aspiring writer of horror, who soon becomes plagued by shadows of the past following a tragic occurrence within her family. She meets the handsome and mysterious Sir Thomas Sharpe who is impressed with her work and asks for her hand in marriage. While she has reservations about rushing into a marriage with a stranger so quickly, she proceeds to move into his enormous spooky house with him and his brooding sister Lady Lucille Sharpe. It quickly becomes clear, though, that the Sharpes are hiding something from Edith, when she is refused a house key on the basis that part of the house is 'unsafe'. It's not long before she begins to feel a presence around her, terrifying apparitions start to rise from the shadows and a plague of blood engulfs the walls. The determined author ventures on a quest to uncover the truth about the house's violent and deadly past - and she has rather a lot of questions for her new housemates.
Continue: Crimson Peak - Extended Trailer
Jessica Chastain adds even more star appeal to 'The Huntsman'
Jessica Chastain has joined the cast of the Snow White and the Huntsman spin-off The Huntsman. The Oscar-nominated actress will line-up opposite Chris Hemsworth while Cedric Nicolas-Troyan - who was nominated by the Academy for his visual effects on the first movie - will direct.
Jessica Chastain will play the love interest in The Huntsman
The sequel will expand the universe of the film movie, which starred Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron. Primarily, it will focus on Eric (Hemsworth) and Ravenna (Theron) before they met Snow White. Though Theron will return, Stewart is unlikely to sign on. The British actor Nick Frost, who played a dwarf in the first film, is also expected to reprise his role.
Continue reading: Jessica Chastain Joins Snow White Spin-Off 'The Huntsman'
In the 19th Century in Cumbria, England, an old house stood overlooking a tremendous stretch of land. That house was Crimson Peak, inhabited by Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain). When author Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) marries the handsome and quite Thomas Sharpe, she moves to Crimson Peak to live with the siblings. However, upon arrival, strange thing begin to occur. Mysterious visions and terrifying objects begin to emerge, showing that the house is not as it appears. As Cushing struggles to get to the bottom of the house's dark history, the secrets of the family steadily begin to unveil themselves to her.
Continue: Crimson Peak Trailer
Despite nods from the Academy with his two previous films, J. C. Chandor has been completely ignored for 'A Most Violent Year'.
With just three features under his belt, filmmaker J.C. Chandor has won critics over with his clever writing and directing and his ability to use a cast against expectations. After 'Margin Call' (2011) and 'All Is Lost' (2013), 'A Most Violent Year' is his most ambitious film yet, a twist on the Scorsese-style gangster drama that can't help but get under the skin.
Anchored by razor-sharp performances by Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, it was an early favourite for Oscar attention, with lots of attention from critics (Golden Globes, Critics' Choice, American regional groups, London Critics). And yet the film was completely ignored by Oscar voters.
Continue reading: 'A Most Violent Year' Misses Out On Oscar
With this confident drama, J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost) continues to evolve as a filmmaker, giving the mob movie a remarkably thoughtful twist with vivid characters and situations. This film holds us in a vice-grip, cleverly squeezing in on the characters and the audience with both emotional and moral dilemmas. And Oscar Isaac delivers yet another superbly textured performance, this time as a man trying desperately to remain outside the criminal world.
The title refers to 1981, when the crime rate in New York was at an all-time high. Abel (Isaac) has built his heating-oil company into a real contender, but has refused to indulge in the dodgy dealings of his competitors. Which has been difficult since he's married to Anna (Jessica Chastain), daughter of a notorious gangster. Then just as Abel takes out a loan to expand his business even further, he's hit by an indictment from the DA (David Oyelowo), which jeopardises the bank's loyalty. Meanwhile, his rivals' goons are hijacking his tanker-trucks and threatening his family. Although his chief competitor (Alessandro Nivola) denies this. And as things squeeze in on Abel and his lawyer (Albert Brooks), Anna urges them to take illegal action to get things back on track. After all, that's how business works in 1981 New York.
Isaac is utterly magnetic as Abel, a man who rejects the corruption and violence everyone else accepts as part of life. His interaction with an especially feisty Chastain is steely and riveting, as is his relationship with his young protege Julian (Elyes Gabel), a terrified hijacked driver whose storyline takes some surprising turns, some of which are a little obvious. All of the acting in the film is contained and bristling with emotion, giving the characters remarkable layers of texture that make them unusually believable and often startlingly easy to identify with.
Continue reading: A Most Violent Year Review
Jessica Chastain has clarified her recent comments about her own experience at high school and, using social media, encourages students to stay in school and find a subject they feel passionate about.
Jessica Chastain in an interview published earlier this week revealed she dropped out of high school and never graduated. However, the 37-year-old actress was keen to clarify how she is an advocate of education who did gain qualifications albeit in a less conventional way.
Jessica Chastain has clarified her comments on education.
The 37-year-old actress thinks the Aussi star couldn't be more wrong after he said actresses would have longer careers if they are willing to play roles suited to their age.
Jessica Chastain is sticking up for actresses everywhere after she returned fire on Russell Crowe, who recently caused controversy after claiming there are lots of roles for older female stars to play, but only if they are willing to portray characters suited to their age.
Chastain is sticking up for older actresses everywhere!
While attending the National Board of Review awards gala in New York City on Tuesday (Jan 6th), the 37-year-old actress candidly told reporters, "I think he's getting his foot stuck in his mouth," before accepting the best supporting actress award for her role in 'A Most Violent Year.'
'A Most Violent Year' has a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
There were murmurings of surprise when JC Chandor's drama A Most Violent Year was named film of the year by the National Board of Review in December. However, after a great swathe of positive reviews ahead of its release on New Year's Eve, the movie is considered to have a real chance of at least scoring a nomination for the biggest night on the movie's calendar.
Set during the winter of 1981 - statistically one of the most crime-ridden periods in New York City's history - A Most Violent Year follows the lives of an immigrant played by Oscar Isaac and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream.
Continue reading: Could 'A Most Violent Year' Win The Oscar For Best Picture?
Jessica Chastain talks about her role and casting for 'A Most Violent Year' in an interview on the red carpet of the movie's New York premiere held at Florence Gould Hall. The stunning redhead looked super classy in a floor length, long sleeved red dress that perfectly complimented her flaming locks.
'A Most Violent Year' was the surprise winner of the National Board of Review's Film of the Year.
Crime drama A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, has been named film of the year by the influential National Board of Review. JC Chandor's movie also picked up acting awards from the prestigious New York based collective of academics, students and historians.
Jessica Chastain [L] and Oscar Isaac [R] in A Most Violent Year
Isaac shared his best actor prize with Birdman's Michael Keaton, while Clint Eastwood won best director for his tense Iraq drama American Sniper.
Continue reading: 'A Most Violent Year' Wins Film Of The Year, But What About The Oscars?
Jessica Chastain - Paris Fashion Week - Autumn/Winter 2013 - Chanel - Arrivals - Paris, France - Tuesday 5th March 2013
Jessica Chastain New York City, United States The 2013 National Board of Review Awards Gala - Arrivals Tuesday 8th January 2013
Jessica Chastain, The Heiress and Walter Kerr Theater Wednesday 26th December 2012 Jessica Chastain at the stage door of 'The Heiress' at the Walter Kerr Theater
Jessica Chastain Monday 6th August 2012 Jessica Chastain shoots scenes for 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers ' in Manhattan
Jessica Chastain New York City, USA on the set of her new movie 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' in Manhattan Friday 13th July 2012
Jessica Chastain Tuesday 9th August 2011 World Premiere of The Help held at the Samuel Goldwin Theater in The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Beverly Hills, California
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