21 year old Viviana Ross was fired from the Chiltern Firehouse, a hot London restaurant, after she spent the night with Bloom.
Orlando Bloom has reportedly apologised to a waitress who was said to have been sacked from the Chiltern Firehouse after they enjoyed a “night of incredible sex” together in a hotel suite at the restaurant.
The 40 year old Pirates of the Caribbean actor apparently invited 21 year old Viviana Ross into his five-star room at the London establishment earlier this month. One thing led to another, the pair slept together, which ended up with Ross being sacked from by the hotel manager when the tryst was discovered.
The Sun reported on Tuesday (May 23rd) that, following the flurry of tabloid headlines that followed when it all came out, Bloom got in contact with the restaurant in order to apologise, asking for her mobile number.
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom Apologises To Sacked Waitress
Bloom was in hot water after he used the word 'pikey' in an interview with Radio 1 breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw this week.
Orlando Bloom has explained his use of the word ‘pikey’ during an appearance on BBC Radio this week, saying that he “wasn’t taking a slant” at Gypsy and traveller communities.
The 40 year old actor was interviewed live in the studio by breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw on Wednesday morning (April 26th), in order to promote his upcoming new film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
He was asked a question about whether he still does his own stunts in his movies, to which Bloom replied: “I’m still a pikey from Kent, boy, I’m still a pikey from Kent. You don’t want to get on the wrong side of me, boy.”
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom Explains Use Of Word 'Pikey' In Radio 1 Interview
Knightley's character Elizabeth Swann hasn't appeared in a Pirates of the Caribbean film since 2007's 'At World's End'.
A brand new Japanese trailer for the forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie Salazar’s Revenge / Dead Men Tell No Tales has revealed Keira Knightley to be making a return to the film franchise as Elizabeth Swann, after nearly a decade’s absence.
It had originally been thought that Knightley wouldn’t be returning for the fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, having not featured in any of the Disney film series since 2007’s At World’s End.
But now, in what was presumably intended to be a well-kept secret by the studio until the film’s release next month, the 32 year old actress’s character Elizabeth looks set to be reunited with Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and son Henry (Brenton Thwaites).
Perry, who also debuted a new pixie crop haircut, split up with Bloom earlier this week after they dated for just over a year.
Katy Perry has broken her silence on her recent split from ex-boyfriend Orlando Bloom, taking to social media to insist that there are no “villains” or “victims” in the break-up – and also to debut a new post-split haircut.
The 32 year old pop superstar announced earlier this week that she had broken up with English actor Bloom, 40, saying that the parting of ways had been amicable and that they had determined to remain friends.
“HOW BOUT A NEW WAY OF THINKING FOR 2017 U can still b friends & love ur former partners! No one's a victim or a villain, get a life y'all!” she wrote the following day (March 2nd) via her Twitter account.
The couple have been dating for just over a year.
In a statement, the couple announced they were giving each other some “respectful, loving space”, despite being photographed inside Vanity Fair’s post-Oscar party together just days ago.
Katy Perry has split from boyfriend Orlando Bloom after just over a year of dating
Continue reading: Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Giving Each Other Some "Loving Space"
The model says her son Flynn gets along really well with his dad’s girlfriend Katy Perry.
The former couple's close relationship hasn’t changed since Bloom started dating pop star Katy Perry, who Kerr says gets along great with their son Flynn making them all one big, happy, ‘modern family’.
Miranda Kerr says she, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry are like a ‘modern family’
Continue reading: Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom And Katy Perry Are 'Like A Modern Family'
Hiddleswift may not have survived, but these celeb romances lasted the year and we couldn’t be happier.
This year we’ve endured many devastating celeb break-ups, from Brangelina to the short-lived Hiddleswift phenomenon. But 2016 has also given us plenty of new celeb couples to root for, including a prince and a TV star and a couple who fell in love again after three years apart.
Cheryl and Liam Payne
Cheryl and Liam's friendship blossomed into love in 2016
Continue reading: Our Favourite Celeb Relationships That Survived 2016
The superstar couple spread some festive cheer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Monday.
The couple sang Christmas carols and posed for pics at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles to the delight of the young patients and their parents, many of who won’t be going home for the holidays.
The couple sparked engagement rumours after Katy was spotted with a huge new diamond ring.
Katy Perry was honoured at UNICEF's annual Snowflake Ball last night, with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.
The musician was accompanied to the ceremony by her boyfriend Orlando Bloom, but she left her new diamond ring at home, after it sparked engagement rumours earlier this week.
Katy Perry was honoured by UNICEF on Tuesday evening
Continue reading: Katy Perry Attends UNICEF Ball With Rumoured Fiancé Orlando Bloom
Kerr divorced her first husband, Orlando Bloom, back in 2013.
Although she’s now happily engaged to her new husband-to-be, supermodel Miranda Kerr has revealed that her split from her first husband, Orlando Bloom, caused her to fall into a “really bad depression” three years ago.
In a new interview for the December issue of Elle Canada, the 33 year old mother of one said that she has always been a “naturally positive person”, but that her divorce from Bloom back in 2013 caused her to experience depression for the first time. Previously she had “never understood the depth of [depression] or the reality of that.”
Miranda Kerr revealed that her split from ex-husband Orlando Bloom caused her to spiral into depression
Continue reading: Miranda Kerr Reveals Post-Divorce Depression
Jack Sparrow finds himself in constant trouble with the law; not only is his name known from ocean to ocean, his face is now just as famous. With a reward of two hundred pounds Jack is being chased by bounty hunters once again. Not only are naval officers pursuing him, he also has a number of former rival captains hot on his heels too.
Captain Barbossa is now in control of the ship The Queen Anne's Revenge, after winning it from Captain Blackbeard and a long-time nemesis of Jack's called Captain Salazar who doesn't want to just kill Jack, he wants to kill every pirate on the sea in a bid to be once and for all to be total control over the oceans.
When Jack learns of Salazar's plan, the lovable rogue and Salazar go head to head in a race to retrieve a Trident that once belonged to the god of the oceans Poseidon. Whoever holds the trident controls the power of the sea and everything that lives in or sails on it.
Kerr’s ex was pictured naked on a paddleboard while on vacation with girlfriend Katy Perry last month.
Miranda Kerr has revealed how she reacted when ex husband Orlando Bloom told her that naked pictures of him were about to be splashed all over the internet. Bloom was photographed naked earlier this month while paddle boarding on vacation with new girlfriend Katy Perry and according to Kerr he texted her to let her know the pics were about to be leaked.
Miranda Kerr has revealed her reaction to those Orlando Bloom pics
Appearing on ‘The Kyle and Jackie O’ radio show, Kerr said: "Oh my God, he text me and was like 'um, I'm really embarrassed, some photos are coming out, just thought I should let you know.' And I was like, hmmm... right, what were you thinking? Seriously, what were you thinking?!”
A source close to Bloom told People magazine that he wants to settle down and have more children with Katy.
Both Katy, 31, and Orlando, 39, have been married before – she to comedian and actor Russell Brand, which fell apart in 2011, and Orlando to Australian model Miranda Kerr, with whom he shares five year old son Flynn and whom he divorced nearly three years ago.
Orlando Bloom has been dating Katy Perry for almost a year
The pics were taken on Tuesday as Bloom and girlfriend Katy Perry hit the beach while on holiday in Italy.
Orlando Bloom is the latest victim of an online leak of nude photographs, with images of him on the beach while on holiday in Italy this week with his new girlfriend Katy Perry launched into the public domain yesterday.
The Daily Star and New York Daily News both carried images splashed across their front pages of the 39 year old English actor with strategic modesty black boxes as he attempted body-boarding in the sea at an Italian beach.
It caused a deluge of people to hit the search engines on Thursday morning (August 4th) in search of uncensored images – you can be sure that, fairly soon, you won’t be able to avoid the unedited ones.
Continue reading: Nude Pics Of Orlando Bloom In The Sea Threaten To Break The Internet
Photos emerged last week from an afterparty that some took to mean Bloom was having an affair with Gomez.
Suggestions had started late last week that 39 year old Bloom and 23 year old Gomez had something going on between them after they were photographed getting slightly cuddly in each other’s company at an aftershow after her gig in Las Vegas, which was the opening night of her Revival tour.
Katy Perry at the Met Gala 2016
The pair were reportedly not shy when it came to the PDA at the California music festival.
New couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom sent tongues wagging when they hit up the Coachella festival in California over the weekend. Rumours of a romance between the two began swirling earlier this year and they've since been spotted out together on numerous occasions.
Katy Perry attended Coachella with new boyfriend Orlando Bloom.
But at Coachella on Friday night, Perry and Bloom were reportedly doing little to hide their feeling for each other as they watched a set by The Kills. E! News reports that fans posted pics of the two together on Twitter and Instagram looking very much like a couple.
Just weeks after their unexpected divorce, it looks as though the pair may have already found new flames
After six years together Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr decided to go their separate ways in October, separating under amicable circumstances in a move that shocked everyone who wasn't already close to the stars. Despite only announcing their separation just over a month ago, it looks as though both Bloom and Kerr may have already moved on, with rumours surrounding their love lives running rampant at the moment.
Could Bloom be back in a relationship already?
At the beginning of the month, reports began to emerge linking Kerr with Australian billionaire James Packer, and now rumours have begun to emerge involving Orlando and his suspected love life. Bloom has been spotted around New York City with his Lord of the Rings co-star Liv Tyler, with the latest issue of Star Magazine going on to claim that the two were spotted getting very cosy with each other during a recent outing, prompting some to believe that they may be more than just friends.
Continue reading: Have Orlando Bloom And Miranda Kerr Already Moved On From Each Other?
The singer has pledged to protect children all over the world and do her bit to make a difference
Katy Perry wants to use her fame and fortune for good and plans on doing so with her new role as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador. On Tuesday, 3 December, Perry joined the ranks of David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, Jackie Chan, Mia Farrow and more in pledging her time to the charity, following a gala event held by the charity in New York City.
Perry attends the 9th Annual Snowflake Ball in New York
"Katy Perry is already a champion for children, and we look forward to hearing her 'roar' on behalf of UNICEF. We are delighted that she is joining us as UNICEF's newest Goodwill Ambassador and lending her remarkable voice to amplify the voices of children and young people around the world," UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said at the 9th annual Snowflake Ball, held at Cipriani on Wall Street (via Ace Showbiz).
Continue reading: Katy Perry Appointed Goodwill Ambassador For Unicef
The film's premiere saw the cast reunite once again, after wrapping the third and final movie.
Last night (December 3) saw the premiere for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at Los Angeles’ Chinese Theater. While the final Hobbit film wrapped filming back in summer, the production team and cast, including Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, director Peter Jackson and many others, will still have plenty of chances to catch up at premieres and promotional events leading up to the film’s release. They clearly enjoyed doing so last night, if photos from the premiere are any indication.
Jackson attends the premiere with his daughter, actress Katie Jackson.
Miranda Kerr was accused of using Photoshop to doctor an image she posted on Instagram, however she has laid these rumours to rest by posting the original photograph.
The use of Photoshop is one the most controversial aspects of fashion photography. Fashion magazines have long been using software to slim, smooth and tone their models. However, the tool is not usually used by models themselves, with the exception of Miranda Kerr, or so it initially seemed.
Miranda Kerr has apologised for using a manipulated image.
The Australian supermodel posted a photograph on her Instagram account from last year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Kerr did not attend the event this year, which was held on Wednesday (13th November) in New York. She posted the photograph wishing all her fellow models luck at the event. The original caption read "Sending love and best wishes to the #vsangels from Japan."
Continue reading: Miranda Kerr Mistakenly Uploaded Photoshopped Picture On Instagram
Miranda Kerr's split was over Bieber Fever?
In the most bizarre celebrity story of the week, the Sunday People allege that international supermodel Miranda Kerr split with her husband Orlando Bloom over her love for Justin Bieber. The 30-year-old's friendship with the teenage singer is said to be one of the reasons why Miranda and Orlando, 36, announced that their marriage was over.
Kerr, one of the world's most successful models, apparently spent hours with Justin at a showbiz part in New York in November 2012.
"Orlando heard that there had been some flirting going on and he wasn't exactly thrilled about it," said an insider, "Miranda had always claimed that she was a fan of Justin's music.She has taught her son how to say Bieber fever but it is supposed to have caused an issue."
Continue reading: Bizarre Story Of The Week: Miranda Kerr Split Over 'Bieber Fever'
The couple of six years have announced their split under "amicable" conditions.
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have announced that they are no longer together, ending a six year relationship that saw them marry and have one child together, 2-year-old Flynn. In a statement released through E! News, a spokesperson for Bloom spoke on behalf of the two to explain the reason behind their unexpected split.
The two seemed to be in a flourishing relationship
"In a joint statement, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have announced that they have been amicably separated for the past few months," the rep said. "After six years together, they have recently decided to formalize their separation. Despite this being the end of their marriage, they love, support and respect each other as both parents of their son and as family."
Continue reading: Miranda Kerr And Orlando Bloom Separated Months Ago
Bilbo Baggins has narrowly escaped several deadly confrontations with the likes of trolls, stone giants and countless orcs alongside his faithful wizard partner Gandalf and the hardy Dwarves of Erebor as they passed through the treacherous Misty Mountains. Their quest to retrieve the dwarves' vast pile of treasure and the land that they once called their home is at a peak as they reach the Lonely Mountain. Guarded by a colossal dragon named Smaug, the Lonely Mountain proves to be even more perilous than where they had just been and armed only with elven swords and Bilbo's Ring, they must make the ultimate defeat while fighting giant spiders and more goblins along the way. More threats face them in the form of untrustworthy elves with intelligence that far surpasses any of the travellers' put together, and their chances of survival are becoming very slim indeed.
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is the second instalment of 'The Hobbit' movie trilogy directed by Peter Jackson ('King Kong', 'The Lovely Bones', 'The Lord of the Rings') and based on the novel by JRR Tolkien. Screenwriters Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro make their return as do much of the previous cast alongside some new faces. It is due to be released in the UK on December 13th 2013.
'Pirates of the Caribbean' star Orlando Bloom is snapped leaving a New York theatre following his debut Broadway performance as Romeo in the opening night of 'Romeo and Juliet'. He can be seen signing programmes for the awaiting fans and even stopping to sign the odd ones he missed as he walks away.
Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad's 'Romeo and Juliet' has been heavily criticised in reviews. The production at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway has been described by critics are "overzealous" and the main actors performances lacking in chemistry.
Two actors, both alike in dignity,
On fair Broadway where we lay our scene.
We could go on but it appears Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has already been murdered in David Leveaux's production at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Or so theatre critics would have us believe of Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad's take on one of Shakespeare's best loved plays.
Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish married at a private outdoor ceremony in Philipsburg, Montana on Saturday (31st August)
Kate Bosworth married Michael Polish on Saturday (31st August) at a ceremony in Montana. The couple have been dating since 2011. 30-year old Bosworth became engaged to 42-year-old Polish last August and Bosworth confirmed the news via Twitter in September. They became engaged whilst on holiday in South Korea, according to Us Weekly.
Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party in L.A. in 2013.
It seems it was love at first sight as Bosworth said, in an interview with Instyle UK, "I never even dated my husband-to-be, he said to me after just a few weeks before we were even together, 'I'm going to marry you.' He just knew'." In the same issue, Bosworth had promised that the ceremony was going to be anything but ordinary, although specific details have not, as yet, been discussed by guests. In the interview Bosworth said "I can give you one detail: it's not the norm and whisky will be involved."
Alec Baldwin has escaped prosecution after attacking a paparazzo in New York. Baldwin is not the only celebrity to lose his temper with photographers. According to sources: Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom and Kanye West are all guilty of reacting under paparazzi pressure.
Parenthood has certainly not mellowed Alec Baldwin. The 55-year-old actor was involved in a scrap with a paparazzo in New York this morning (27th August). It seems the 30 Rock star lost his temper - to make a change- with a photographer whilst he was out in New York with his wife, Hilaria.
Hilaria, the bump now known as Carmen and Alex Baldwin at a charity event in Bridgehampton, New York.
Hilaria gave birth to their daughter Carmen on 23rd August and, it appears, wanted to avoid the paparazzi by hiding in a tea shop. Baldwin has been photographed by TMZ guarding the entrance of the store and glowering at a small group of photographers. Police were present at the scene and stepped in when Baldwin attacked the photographer. It seems the photographer did retaliate so neither party will be pressing charges, according to a NYPD spokesperson.
Continue reading: Alec Baldwin Involved In Paparazzo Fight - But Will Not Face Charges
Will Christian Bale be tempted to return as Batman for, oh, say, $50 million?
Christian Bale has reportedly been offered $50 million to reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming Justice League movie, as well as Man of Steel 2 which pits the Caped Crusader against Henry Cavill's Superman.
Warner Bros has begun principal production on a Justice League movie, which features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern uniting to fight evil powers.
Bale played Batman in Christopher Nolan's acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy though speaking to Entertainment Weekly earlier this year, the Oscar winner confirmed he would be hanging up the cape.
Continue reading: Christian Bale Offered $50 Million For Batman As Orlando Bloom Lurks
The Hobbit saga is coming to an end - for the actors, at least.
Orlando Bloom said goodbye to Legolas recently and now, it’s time for Martin Freeman to take off the Bilbo Baggins coat. The actor wrapped his scenes for The Hobbit trilogy today and naturally, filmmaker Peter Jackson had to share the bittersweet moment with LoTR/Hobbit fans on his Facebook page.
It's a bittersweet goodbye as Martin Freeman completes his unexpected journey.
Tonight Martin Freeman finished his last shot as Bilbo Baggins. The end of an incredible two and a half years. I cannot imagine anyone else in this role - a character that Martin has nurtured and crafted with love and great skill.”
Time to say goodbye for these fantasy stalwarts
As filming for The Hobbit trilogy comes to an end, the franchise says goodbye to some of its most loved characters. The time has come for Legolas and Gandalf to put down their bow and staff respectively, as the actors that portray them leave behind a loved series.
Here's McKellen enjoying a smoke and some lines
Expected to feature heavily, as he did in The Lord Of The Rings, Orlando Bloom’s Legolas will enjoy his last outings in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which is expected to hit cinemas this December, and the last film The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' appears to be a more engaging movie than 'An Unexpected Journey.'
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer is finally here, and with it, the first look at Benedict Cumberbatch's big scaly fire breathing dragon. The British actor voices Smaug in the second of Peter Jackson's trilogy, which appears for a couple of seconds at the end of the new trailer - however, we still haven't heard the beast's voice and really hope he utters something in the actual movie, or it could be a miserable pay-packet for our Benedict.
Martin Freeman as the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Mainly, it's the old characters that have been called upon to hype the latest film, with the dwarves playing a prominent role in the trailer and Bilbo looking a bit bewildered as usual. However, we are treated to the return of Orlando Bloom's Legolas - who literally slides into the trilogy - and Luke Evans' Bard the Bowman. The latter had a minor role in the previous film though is believed to be crucial to The Desolation of Smaug and There And Back Again. According to Yahoo Moves, the Bowman is tasked with stopping the terrifying dragon after warning the dwarves, "If you awaken that beast you will destroy us all."
Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and their company thirteen dwarves have managed to leave the Misty Mountains almost unscathed after a series of death-defying encounters with trolls, stone giants, goblins and orcs. Armed with the One Ring and an array of elven forged swords, Bilbo must now set out to help retrieve the mountain of treasure that once belonged to the dwarves under the Lonely Mountain that was usurped by the dragon Smaug. Unfortunately, it proves less then straight-forward as more threats lie in their way from giant spiders and yet more goblins to unforgiving elves and waterfalls. However, as they approach the dragon, they begin to feel that all their other deadly ventures were just the tip of the iceberg.
'The Hobbit' returns with the second part of the movie trilogy 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' which sees the return of director Peter Jackson ('King Kong', 'The Lovely Bones', 'The Lord of the Rings') following part one, 'An Unexpected Journey'. Writers Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro are also back, along with last year's star cast and many new faces. Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, this new fantasy adventure film is set to hit cinemas this winter on December 13th 2013.
Miranda Kerr's wardrobe malfunction was bad, but not as bad as Eva Longoria's.
Miranda Kerr didn't have the best of times during a photo-shoot for her Kora Organics skincare line in Miami earlier this month. The former Victoria's Secret Angel and wife of Orlando Bloom looked rather bashful after her top fell down, exposing both breasts to the nearby photographers. Doh!
Somewhat ironically, Kerr had posed nude for Kora Organics' first advertising campaign nearly four years ago, however, she kept her breasts covered with her left arm on that occasion. The businesswoman opened up about her cosmetics line in February, telling Us Weekly, "It's so rejuvenating for the skin and revitalizing.The rosy face oil at night is a must have for me because it puts back all the essential fatty acids back into the skin and it's anti-aging and super revitalizing," adding, "We've had such wonderful feedback.For my own skin I see how it helps me, but the amazing response we get back on a daily basis has been so lovely."
Since launching the brand in November 2009, Kerr's beauty giant has gone from strength to strength. "It was my idea, it was my vision, my concept, so I went and found a lab and started working with all the organic chemists," she said of Kora, which is now sold on Net-a-Porter.
Continue reading: Double Nip Slip? How Could Miranda Kerr Be So Inconsiderate?
Ok, so we know you fickle bunch want to know who the Golden Globes' best dressed stars were for 2013. You don't give a damn about Argo winning Best Picture, or Ben Affleck winning Best Director right? You want to know who got it right on the red carpet, and we don't blame you.
One thing particularly apparent at the Golden Globes 2013 was that actresses were prepared to take style chances. Not every outfit worked out, but it was worth the risk for many of Hollywood's biggest names. Cherry red was a favored color, while cut-out dresses, black gowns and intricate detailing were in abundance.
Continue reading: Globes Globes Best Dressed 2013: Who Got It Right? (Pictures)
After seeing Skyfall this week, Roger Moore described Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes' new James Bond film as "without a doubt... the best Bond there's ever been." The film's crew is seemingly made up entirely of Oscar winners and critical reaction has suggested that Skyfall could be the first 007 movie to win big at the Academy Awards.
Though there were murmurings of discontent when British star Daniel Craig replaced Pierce Brosnan in the secret agent franchise, he's since become a revelation, with many considering him to be the finest Bond yet. His turn in Casino Royale had far more depth than anything Brosnan (or Dalton for that matter) had delivered, leaving Bond geeks squabbling between just three actors as to who was the best Bond ever: Moore, Connery or Craig? Though Quantum of Solace failed to reach the heady critical heights of its predecessor, early reaction suggests Skyfall betters Casino Royale and possibly anything before it. But it all could have been very different, couldn't it? Cast your mind back to 2005, when the protracted process of choosing the new James Bond was reaching its final stages. With Ralph Fiennes unable to commit to the filming schedule of Casino Royale, and Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana and Heath Ledger discounted, producers chose to go ahead and run screen tests on the four 'finalists'. (They had lost the chance of landing Clive Owen after refusing to include gross profit points in his contract) The contenders were Layer Cake star Daniel Craig, ER actor Goran Visnjic, Australian actor Sam Worthington and 22-year-old Henry Cavill, reported Variety. All were relatively inexperienced, though producers were keen for someone considerably younger than the 52-year-old Pierce Brosnan. In fact, writer Paul Haggis told the Hollywood Reporter at the time, "We're trying to reinvent Bond. He's 28 - no Q, no gadgets."
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, who lives a quiet life in The Shire. His peace is interrupted one day when Gandalf arrives on his doorstep, persuading Bilbo to hold a party in his home. Bilbo refuses but has no choice but to agree when Gandalf pesters him.
D'Artagnan has always dreamt of becoming a Musketeer but being too young he's never been able to leave his home town of Gascony and make the trip to Paris. Now a little older and less naive he travels to Paris where, through a rather unusual scenario, befriends three seasoned and well respected Musketeers named Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.
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Starting with its unlikely origin as an amusement park ride, the Pirates series quickly mushroomed into a sort of meta-pirate film, a vast and whirligig universe unto itself that drew in every possible nautical cliché and legend possible. Thus the first film concentrated on yo-ho-ho-ing, rum-drinking, and general pirate-y scalawaggery. The second roped in Davy Jones and The Flying Dutchman -- not to mention an excess of secondary characters and familial drama. For the third (but not necessarily last, given the teaser it ends with) entry, the bursting-at-the-seams script tosses in a raging maelstrom, an actual trip to Davy Jones' Locker, and even the sea goddess Calypso. Dead Man's Chest showed that more is not always better, with excess just leading to more excess and a general sense of lethargy -- they were just setting us up for the conclusion and marking time until then. At World's End, however, shows that Hollywood excess, when combined with the right combination of actors and an occasionally smart script, can work out quite nicely, thank you very much.
Continue reading: Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End Review
Two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters go down in the mazelike streets of Mogadishu during a routine search-and-capture mission, leaving 100 G.I.'s stumbling around enemy territory with limited resources until the rescue Rangers show up. It's been oft-compared to having almost two full hours of Steven Spielberg's masterful 30-minute Omaha Beach sequence in Saving Private Ryan, which sounds good on paper only because Ryan suffered by following up its amazing visual prologue with a glut of character-driven monologues to invest personality within each soldier before he get killed. But Spielberg understood the basic precepts of documentary filmmaking: no matter how chaotic things got, we always understood where the soldiers were, and where they were going. Black Hawk Down, by removing exposition and cohesion, couldn't care less.
Continue reading: Black Hawk Down Review
Troy leaves the talking to its triumvirate of Hollywood royalty - Brian Cox, Brendan Gleeson, and Peter O'Toole. The dying is left up to the chiseled and marketable studs - Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, and Brad Pitt. Whenever a member of the veteran trio interacts with a member of the other on screen, it creates a mismatch of talent not even a Trojan Horse could overcome.
Continue reading: Troy Review
And it's expectations that director Peter Jackson has clearly found himself having to address in this movie. Given that all three films in the series were shot simultaneously, Jackson doesn't have much opportunity to introduce new stuff with each movie. We're well familiarized with the main characters and the primary settings, so much of the weight falls on the new people and creatures introduced in this episode to carry the story.
Continue reading: The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers Review
How do you satisfy a legion of fans, some of whom have been waiting almost 65 years to see their absolute favorite work of literature put to film? More often than not, you don't, and though Peter Jackson's production of The Lord of the Rings is painstakingly faithful and earnest, it is almost a foregone conclusion that the movie will never quite be good enough for the obsessed fans (see also the 1978 animated Lord), just is it will be far too obtuse for those who haven't read the books.
Continue reading: The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring Review
Crowe's uncanny knack for turning up the volume has allowed countless scenes to soar to their potential. One problem nagging Elizabethtown, Crowe's most awkward project to date, is that the director is obligated to crank the knob again and again to overcome bland performances and missed emotional connections. He has assembled another astonishing collection of inspirational rock tracks, but for the first time the soundtrack outshines the accompanying movie by a long shot.
Continue reading: Elizabethtown Review
After playing the role of a leper king in 'Kingdom of Heaven', Edward Norton has talked about how he wished the role went uncredited to maintain mystery around the character.
'Fight Club' star Edward Norton doesn't think that his role in 'Kingdom of Heaven' should have been credited, in order to add mystery to the character. Norton portrays King Baldwin in the Ridley Scott epic - the masked king of Jerusalem afflicted with leprosy. The 'Best Actor' and 'Best Supporting Actor' nominee believes, however, that if the role had gone uncredited, it would have added to the characterisation of Orlando Bloom's lead role.
Norton explained the reasons behind these thoughts to 'Empire' magazine, saying: "I didn't want to be billed because Orlando Bloom's character keeps hearing about him. There's this anticipation, this big mystery about him. It's the whole point. And it was a free trip to Morocco!"
For almost five years now, Hollywood studios have beentrying to duplicate the success of "Gladiator"by making the same big-budget historical battle epic over ("TheLast Samurai") and over ("Troy")and over ("KingArthur") and over ("Alexander").
Each movie has re-imagined history from a modern, let's-keep-an-open-mindperspective and hewed to a shopworn formula in which the hero rallies hismen against great odds and for a greater good. He invariably leads theminto the same blood-and-mud war scenes, which are always shot in the samestaccato slow-motion that characterizes the chaos of combat but forgetsthe audience needs to be kept abreast of who is winning. The hero alsoalways finds time to romance a beautiful woman from another culture.
Aside from having different casts, the only significantvariations between these films seem to be 1) whether the hero was of noblebirth or came up from nothing to become a great leader, and 2) whetherthe battlefields are green and forested or brown and sandy. One thing mostof them definitely have in common is that they've bombed at the box office.
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Plied with fiction and short on depth, the new biopic of legendary Australian outlaw Ned Kelly plays like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" without the excitement, charm and humor.
Bearded and brooding but otherwise uncharismatic, Heath Ledger stars as the folk-hero bushranger (Aussie for "cowboy"), who according to this film was an upstanding citizen of the Outback frontier until contemptible, crooked, downright sinister lawmen drove him to a life of crime by picking on his family.
They jailed his ma, molested his teenage sister, and falsely accused him and his brothers of horse rustling. They "started a war" against us, Kelly says in voice-over. "So I killed their coppers. I robbed their banks."
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Unless you're a "Lord of the Rings" superfan, you'd better brush up on "Fellowship of the Ring" before seeing the sequel "The Two Towers," because director Peter Jackson just jumps right in to the middle of the story without much in the way of introductions or explanations.
He assumes you know who Hobbits Merry and Pippin are and why they've been abducted by the Uruk-Hai, the beastly minions of unseen supernatural villain Sauron (you know all about them, right?). He assumes you recall where "Fellowship" left off with human warrior Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Elfin archer Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and why they're trying to rescue Merry and Pippin.
He also assumes you know that hero Hobbits Frodo and Sam (Elijah Wood and Sean Austin) are still trying to reach the kingdom of Mordor, where they are to cast the dangerously omnipotent Ring into the volcanic fires of Mount Doom, thus keeping it out of the hands Sauron, who would use its dark psychic powers to lay waste to the world.
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the Two Towers Review
In the entire three hours of the audacious, transporting, spectacularly cinematic first "Lord of the Rings" installment, there are only two very brief moments that don't come across as being 100-percent a part of the mystical, dark and magical realm of Middle Earth.
These moments are not because of bad performances (there aren't any), negligent directing or special effects gaffes. In fact, from the digitally dialed-down stature of the actors playing hobbits to the frightfully demonic hoards of living-dead orcs (minions of the supernaturally evil antagonist), the effects are seamless.
These moments of doubt are merely scenes that take place in such plain locations (e.g. a non-descript river bed) that they seem far too familiar and Earthly in a movie of underground troll cities, ominous mountains called Doom, idyllic ancient forest hamlets of immortal elves, and hobbit's homes burrowed into impossibly green hillsides.
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The very idea of a movie based on a Disneyland ride -- let alone such a movie produced by Jerry "Kaboom" Bruckheimer, whose standards of quality extend only to the explosions that substituted for plot in 15 years of imbecilic summer blockbusters -- had me dreading "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" since it was first announced almost two years ago.
But I'm now here to eat every bad word I said in anticipation of this matinee marvel. Exhilarating from beginning to end, vivid with atmosphere, cleverly cliché-mocking, and blessed with two top-notch, over-the-top performances by Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush (I should have trusted these two intrepid actors), it may well be one of the most enjoyable pirate escapades of all time.
Festooned in a three-point hat over gypsy hair, a billowy shirt, kohl-blackened eyes and gold-capped teeth that he thrusts forward as he speaks, Depp stars as Capt. Jack Sparrow, a dirty, flirty, disarmingly dishonest swashbuckler of subtly dubious sexuality (a covert pirate flick custom since the silent era) who sails into a 17th century Caribbean colonial port atop the mast of a rapidly sinking sailboat.
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By the time hobbit hero Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) finally -- finally! -- struggles to the top of Mount Doom, where at the climax of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" he must cast into its volcanic fires the malevolently omnipotent Ring that has been slowly consuming his psyche for three movies now, many of the nit-picky things that have gotten on my nerves throughout all the "Lord of the Rings" flicks had come to a head.
So many times now has Frodo's whiney, obsequious traveling companion Samwise Gamgee (Sean Austin) begun boo-hoo-hooing that I started rooting for him to be chucked into the lava along with the jewelry. One too many times has a lucky coincidence saved our hero, as when in this picture he's captured by the demonic, bad-tempered Orcs, only to be rescued moments later when his two guards -- the only two guards in an entire tower it seems -- are conveniently distracted by fighting with each other.
And once too often has director Peter Jackson assumed that the previous installments will be fresh in minds of the audience. That's a pretty safe bet for his fan base, but for the unobsessed, "Return of the King" -- like "The Two Towers" before it -- has many what-did-I-miss? moments. For example, in one of two climactic battle scenes, a never-identified army of fearsome face-painted foes riding atop gigantic elephants appears on the flank of the protagonists' battalion, prompting the question, "Who the heck are these guys?" (Apparently they were in the second movie too, but pardon me for not having seen it since last year.)
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