Emily Blunt will star as everyone’s favourite Nanny in the sequel.
Production has commenced on the highly anticipated Mary Poppins Returns and Walt Disney Studios have finally revealed some exciting plot details.
Filming is currently underway at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England and the musical is scheduled for release on December 25, 2018.
Emily Blunt stars in Mary Poppins Returns
Continue reading: Here's What We Know So Far About 'Mary Poppins Returns'
A report in Variety suggests that Firth could play the role of William Weatherall Wilkins in 'Mary Poppins Returns'.
According to a report in Variety on Wednesday (October 19th), English actor Firth is in negotiations with Disney to play the part of William Weatherall Wilkins of the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is where the children’s father, George Banks, works in the original film.
If it comes off, Firth will be joining Emily Blunt – who is playing the magical nanny herself – plus Meryl Streep and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the cast of the big-budget movie, scheduled for release on Christmas Day 2018.
Continue reading: Colin Firth In Talks To Join 'Mary Poppins Returns' Cast
The new movie is based on Paula Hawkins' 2015 novel of the same name.
For her role in the film adaptation of the bestseller The Girl on the Train, Emily Blunt was excited to get her head around a character unlike anyone she's ever played. "Rachel is very toxic, physically and emotionally," she says of her character. "She's an incredibly tortured, self-loathing sort of person, and I thought it was thrilling to have a protagonist that's a blackout drunk! So it was a combination of the personal challenge for me."
Emily Blunt's character sipping on a Martini in The Girl On The Train
After playing a series of more heroic characters in films like Into the Woods, Edge of Tomorrow and Sicario, it was fun to play someone who was so unreliable. "Even if I don't agree with the things that she does, I have to understand her and empathise with the fact that she's taken life's setbacks harder than most people," Blunt explains.
Continue reading: Emily Blunt Loved Playing Drunk For The Girl On The Train
It's certainly a gift to the rest of the world.
Emily Blunt opens up about being the latest actress to play the world's favourite nanny in the forthcoming Disney blockbuster 'Mary Poppins Returns'. She believes that landing the part is 'a gift' to her own children, and she's eager to start rehearsals this Fall.
Emily Blunt gifts her children with 'Mary Poppins Returns'
The 'Sicario' star continues her cinematic musical journey with the long-awaited sequel to 'Mary Poppins', having first showed off her pipes in the adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical 'Into the Woods' in 2014. Now she's thrilled to get to make this iconic character her own, and she's certain her daughters will be too.
Continue reading: Emily Blunt Says 'Mary Poppins Returns' Is 'A Gift' To Her Two Kids
Blunt spoke about her role in 'The Girl On the Train', and what it taught her about double-standards regarding gender portrayals in the film industry.
Ahead of the release of her new movie The Girl On the Train, adapted from Paula Hawkins’ massive-selling blockbuster novel, Emily Blunt has discussed the double standards she believes exist in Hollywood when it comes to how men and woman are portrayed.
“With so many movies, women are held to what a man considers a feminine ideal,” says Blunt to The Hollywood Reporter. “You have to be pretty. You have to be 'likable,' which is my least favourite word in the industry. Rachel isn't 'likeable.' What does that mean? To be witty and pretty and hold it together and be there for the guy? And he can just be a total drip?”
Emily Blunt at 'The Girl On the Train' premiere
Continue reading: Emily Blunt On Gender Double-Standards In Hollywood
Blunt, who has recently become a mother for the second time, spoke about her 'The Girl On The Train' character Rachel and what playing that role taught her.
Emily Blunt has spoken out against a “mummy cult” she believes puts untoward pressure on new mothers, and argued that women in general need to be less judgmental of each other when it comes to family life.
The 33 year old – who is married to fellow movie star John Krasinski and recently became a mother to her second daughter in July this year – was speaking at the London premiere of her new film The Girl On the Train on Wednesday night (September 21st).
Emily Blunt at the premiere of 'The Girl On The Train'
Continue reading: Emily Blunt Attacks "Mummy Cult" At 'The Girl On The Train' Premiere
Blunt will play the magical nanny in sequel 'Mary Poppins Returns'.
Emily Blunt has some very big shoes to fill when she steps into the role of Mary Poppins in the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns. But the actress, who will begin filming the sequel early next year, has already been given the backing of the legendary Julie Andrews, who first played the role in 1964.
Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins is Julie Andrews approved
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Blunt said that Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall had spoken to Andrews and she’d given the actress her stamp of approval. “Rob said he was in the Hamptons, and he saw [Andrews], and he said, ‘It’s top secret, but Emily Blunt’s playing Mary Poppins and she went, ‘Oh, wonderful!’” Blunt revealed.
Continue reading: Julie Andrews Gave New Mary Poppins Emily Blunt Her Stamp Of Approval
Variety indicates that Streep is in talks to join Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns'.
The hotly-anticipated sequel to Mary Poppins looks like it will boast a star-studded cast when it eventually arrives, with reports that Meryl Streep is set to join the project.
Variety reported on Thursday (July 28th) that the 67 year old screen legend is in talks to join previously confirmed stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda on Mary Poppins Returns, which is vaunted for a release on Christmas Day 2018.
Meryl Streep is in talks to join the cast of 'Mary Poppins Returns'
Continue reading: Meryl Streep In Talks To Join Cast Of 'Mary Poppins' Sequel
Paddy Power has the 'Suicide Squad' star to be the next Bond girl at 12/1, ahead of the likes of Emily Blunt and Emily Ratajkowski.
There’s been lots of speculation over the last couple of years about who will succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond, but less on the matter of who’ll be the next Bond girl.
However, it’s likely that a major star will play the traditional role, with rising star Margot Robbie currently the hot favourite with bookmakers. Australian actress Robbie, 26, is tipped for the role in a forthcoming 007 movie, which will be the 25th film in the franchise and the first for a brand new Bond actor. She’s currently the 12/1 favourite for a role in the notional sequel to Spectre, according to Irish company Paddy Power in a report in The Sun.
Is Margot Robbie going to the next Bond girl?
Continue reading: Is Margot Robbie Set To Be A Bond Girl?
The couple welcomed their second daughter, Violet, a sister for 2 year old Hazel.
36 year old actor Krasinski, formerly a star of the American version of ‘The Office’, revealed the news on Monday afternoon (July 4th) via Twitter, and it turns out that they had actually welcomed their second daughter two weeks ago, and have kept it quiet from the media.
“What better way to celebrate the 4th… than to announce our 4th family member!!! 2 weeks ago we met our beautiful daughter Violet #Happy4th” he wrote.
Continue reading: Emily Blunt And John Krasinski Welcome Their Second Daughter
A 'Mary Poppins' sequel will hit the big screen in the coming years.
Emily Blunt has some big shoes to fill after Julie Andrews' legendary performance in the 1964 Disney film, but she's certainly going to give it her best shot in the long-awaited sequel 'Mary Poppins Returns' in which she is set to star opposite 'Hamilton''s Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Emily Blunt to become the new Mary Poppins
The wind has changed again and 'Mary Poppins' is finally making a comeback in a sequel directed by Rob Marshall ('Chicago', 'Into the Woods'). Emily Blunt is set to play the mysterious nanny with 'Hamilton' star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda signed on as a brand new character named Jack the lamplighter, who will presumably be filling Dick Van Dyke's character Bert's shoes.
The studio announced nine upcoming live-action features, based on classic tales.
Disney has confirmed a slew of exciting upcoming films, including sequels for The Jungle Book and Maleficent, as well as stand-alone movies based on Cruella de Vil and Tinkerbell. The announcement comes as Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book continues its reign on the top of the US box office, so far taking over $500 million worldwide.
Emma Stone will star as Cruella de Vil in a new Disney movie.
The studio did not specify release dates for any of the upcoming films, but did reveal the prime release dates they have set aside for the next three years. The dates Disney has claimed are: July 28, 2017 (instead of Dec. 22, 2017); April 6, 2018; Aug. 3, 2018; Dec. 25, 2018; and Dec. 20, 2019.
The protagonist Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) in The Girl On The Train is a troubled woman who isn't coping with the divorce from her ex-husband and subsequently becomes involved in the investigation to the murder of Megan Hipwell. In this chilling thriller based on Paula Hawkins' bestselling novel we follow the story of Rachel and her internal battle of being afraid of herself and what she is capable of doing.
Continue: Girl On The Train Trailer
Jackson became infatuated by Blunt during the filming of 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'.
Actress Charlize Theron has said her four-year-old son, Jackson, developed a crush on her The Huntsman: Winter’s War co-star Emily Blunt, while spending time on set during filming. The two stars play rival sisters in the film, which serves as a a prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman.
Charlize Theron’s son had a crush on Emily Blunt during the The Huntsman: Winter’s War filming.
“My son is in love with her,” Theron told Extra TV. "He thinks she’s, like, the most beautiful princess ever. Yeah, it’s crazy. I didn’t even exist, he was just like, ‘Ahhh, she’s a princess.’ I’m like, ‘I’m a queen.’”
Continue reading: Charlize Theron Says Son Jackson Has A Crush On Co-Star Emily Blunt
Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron , Emily Blunt - Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Huntsman: Winter's War" at Regency Village Theatre - Westwood, California, United States - Monday 11th April 2016
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Chris Hemsworth returns to the 'Snow White and the Huntsman' series with new prequel 'The Huntsman: Winter's War', alongside Charlize Theron and Sam Claflin, and new additions Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. This time, inspiration is taken from Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Snow Queen', so get ready 'Frozen' fans!
Chris Hemsworth is back as a huntsman
If you thought the wicked Queen Ravenna (Theron) was the only threat to the fairytale kingdom of the 'Snow White' saga, think again. For in the beginning, before her apparent defeat at the hands of her fair stepdaughter, she had another adversary; her darling sister Freya (Blunt). Consumed by jealousy, she did nothing as Freya became crippled with a heartbreaking betrayal, running to a kingdom far away where she wallowed in her newfound powers of frost and ice.
Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt , Chris Hemsworth - The cast of 'The Huntsman and The Ice Queen (The Huntsman: Winter's War)' promoting their movie at Park Hyatt Hotel. - Hamburg, Germany - Wednesday 30th March 2016
Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt , Chris Hemsworth - The cast of 'The Huntsman and The Ice Queen (The Huntsman: Winter's War)' promoting their movie at Park Hyatt Hotel. - Hamburg, Germany - Wednesday 30th March 2016
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt , Chris Hemsworth - The cast of 'The Huntsman and The Ice Queen (The Huntsman: Winter's War)' promoting their movie at Park Hyatt Hotel. at Park Hyatt Hotel - Hamburg, Germany - Wednesday 30th March 2016
Emily Blunt - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
This time it was the turn of A-list Hollywood stars to find out how twitter really feels about them.
With awards season about to reach its peak at Sunday’s Oscars, Hollywood’s A-listers are probably feeling pretty good about themselves right now. But trust twitter to bring their self-esteem down a notch, with the latest edition of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’s’ Mean Tweets- Movie Edition.
George Clooney took part in the latest edition of ‘Mean Tweets’.
First up was two-time Oscar winner Christopher Waltz, who had to suffer the indignity of one twitter user having no idea who he was. ‘I have no idea who Christopher Waltz is,’ the tweeter wrote. ’But he is pretty f’n boring so I am probably not going to bother finding out’.
Disney is planning yet another live-action movie drawing on its canon of classics, with Blunt to play the magical nanny in a reported 'sequel'.
British actress Emily Blunt could be in line to reprise one of the most famous roles in the history of film, with new reports indicating that she’s in talks to play Mary Poppins in a sequel movie.
Variety reported on Thursday (February 18th) that the 32 year old star has been Disney’s favoured actor for the part for some time, and that the studio hopes to get production under way as soon as possible.
It also states that Rob Marshall is on board with the project as director, with John DeLuca and Marc Platt in production roles. Blunt has worked with all three previously on Into the Woods, and it’s claimed that all parties have already been in discussions about how to bring the magical nanny back to life.
Continue reading: Emily Blunt In Talks To Play Mary Poppins In Disney Sequel
The 'Sicario' star is pregnant with her second child, a younger sibling for 23 month old daughter Hazel.
The 32 year old British-born actress, who married her actor husband in Italy in 2010, gave birth to their daughter Hazel back in February 2014. A rep for her confirmed the pregnancy news to Us Weekly on Tuesday (January 26th).
Blunt is currently in New York City on the set of her new movie The Girl on the Train, adapted from Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel of the same name. She was spotted wearing a rather large overcoat last week, triggering rumours that she might be expecting once again.
Continue reading: Emily Blunt And John Krasinski Expecting Second Baby
Rich Cline picks out his top films of 2015.
There were some nice surprises in cinemas this year, with thoughtful thrillers, quality blockbusters, exhilarating franchise reboots and twists on familiar genres...
10. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
An Iranian vampire movie shot in California, this super-cool black and white comedy-thriller is witty, scary and sexy. It's also so original that it takes the breath away.
9. Inside Out
Pixar triumphs again with this inventive look inside the mind of a young girl struggling with her emotions. It's colourful, hilariously silly and also the kind of movie that can make grown men cry.
Continue reading: Rich Cline's 10 Best Films Of 2015
Emily Blunt - Met Gala - 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Hotel departures at New York - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 4th May 2015
Emily Blunt - A variety of stars turned out in style for the MET Gala 2015 and the opening of 'China: Through The Looking Glass' which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015
The Bafta nominations have been revealed, leading to some shock by what has been missed out from the ceremony.
Friday morning's British Academy Film Awards nominations show the predicted BAFTA love for home-grown movies like 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory of Everything', but were even more notable for who was missing from the shortlists.
Timothy Spall - snubbed by the academy?
The most obvious snub was for Mike Leigh's acclaimed biographical drama 'Mr Turner', for which Timothy Spall won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. But the film only has a handful of technical nods (for cinematography, production design, costumes and make-up/hair), with nothing for Spall or Leigh, and most surprisingly no British Film nomination.
Continue reading: Bafta 2015 Nominations Reveal Secrets Of Awards Season
'Into The Woods' brings together some excellent stories, a stellar cast and a fantastic composer.
Fairytale adaptations are gaining some serious popularity at the moment, while musicals on the big screen continue to be award magnets, put those two together and add an incredible ensemble cast and you have Rob Marshall's 'Into The Woods'.
Meryl Streep plays the wicked witch in 'Into The Woods'
This holiday season brings a rather special twist on the fairytale movie sub-genre, starring the likes of Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine. While it's clear that Hollywood is enjoying bringing Grimm and Perrault's stories to life with such creations as 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' and the Emmy nominated series 'Once Upon A Time', 'Into The Woods' goes that step further. With an excellent musical score by the Academy Award winning Stephen Sondheim (composer of 'Sweeney Todd', contributor of 'Dick Tracy' and 'West Side Story' lyricist), we're expecting this movie to join that ever-popular brand of Oscar worthy musical cinema.
Continue reading: Will Stephen Sondheim Bring Fairytale Musical 'Into The Woods' An Oscar?
Into the Woods is Disney's first foray into musical adaptations: but what other sing-along films have we enjoyed?
Disney is heading in a new direction with its Christmas film offering this year by producing its first theatrical adaptation of a Broadway musical, Into the Woods. Directed by Rob Marshall, and based on Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award winning show of the same name, the film is set in an alternate world of various Brothers Grimm fairy stories.
Into the Woods is Disney's first Broadway adaptation
This modern twist centres around the original tale of a baker and his wife who have been cursed by a witch and must enter into the woods to break the spell so they can start their much-longed for family.
Continue reading: Mamma Mia, Sweeney Todd? Which Is The Best Musical Movie?
Oscar contention starts early and we look at the British women who might be in with a chance of the Best Actress gong.
The biggest night in the film award circuit is still seven months away. But everyone knows the Oscars never stay silent for long and the films that look likely to be in contention for one of those coveted gold statues are starting to make their mark. Britain has a good few contenders in amongst the Best Actress pack including Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren.
Could Emily Blunt's talents be recognised in the Oscar 2015 nomination list?
Emily Blunt stars in Into the Woods, a musical fantasy adapted from the highly-acclaimed Tony-award winning Broadway musical by Steven Sondheim and James Lapine. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it marks Disney’s first theatrical adaptation of a Broadway musical.
Continue reading: Blunt, Mirren Or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?
Marvel Comics has revealed the character of Thor will be a woman from the next comic series. We look at the potential females who could play the action heroine on the big screen.
In a move that many comic book aficionados may not have expected, Marvel Comics has announced that one of their most dominant male characters has been given a sex change. In the new comic series due out in October, Thor, based on the Norse God of Thunder and one of Marvel's 'big three', will be a female character. But this isn't just big news for fans of the printed material.
The character Thor has had a huge impact on screen as well and has been involved in two hugely successful films, Thor and Thor: The Dark World and is an integral part of The Avengers ensemble and its forthcoming sequel.
So, the big question is: who will play this new female fighting force when it inevitably hits the cinemas?
Continue reading: Who Could Play The Female 'Thor' On The Big Screen?
Wallace Avery is struggling with the hardships that life is throwing at him; a boring job, a failed marriage, an estranged son and an unfulfilling relationship; and decides that something must be done in order for him to find happiness again. He fakes his own drowning and purchases a new identity, becoming golf pro Arthur Newman and landing himself a job at a golf club away from Florida. It's then he meets Michaela "Mike", who is actually named Charlotte Fitzgerald and has assumed the identity of her twin sister who's suffering from mental health problems. They set out on a road trip together to Indiana but it isn't long before they both discover each other's true identities. With that in common, their bond strengthens and a romance blossoms as they take comfort in each other's dissatisfactions in life. But when it comes down to it, this couple have some serious decisions to make about the kind of people they really want to be.
Continue: Arthur & Mike Trailer
'Edge of Tomorrow' has scored strong reviews from critics.
Tom Cruise's new hit Edge of Tomorrow is the latest Hollywood blockbuster to take on the theme of time travel, something that always generates extra interest for audiences. Cruise may be new to time-hopping, but his costar Emily Blunt is a veteran of the genre, having starred with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 2012's Looper.
Tom Cruise in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
Of course, this isn't even the only time travel movie in cinemas at the moment. X-Men: Days of Future Past is still raking in a record haul with a plot that seems eerily similar to 1984's The Terminator. The 80s were a great decade for time travel, from the iconic trilogy-launching Back to the Future (1985) to Keanu Reeves' breakout comedy Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989).
Continue reading: 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Continues Hollywood's Dalliance With The Time-Loop
[Spoilers] We've seen a thousand alien battles, but this one is re-hashed with creativity.
Fancy an action blockbuster this weekend? Doug Liman's hotly anticipated new sci-fi action epic Edge of Tomorrow finally sees its US release today and is set for a monster opening. Well, the critical winds are certainly blowing in the right direction: the film is unabashedly action-packed but complements its meat-headedness with moral dilemmas and a disturbing view of the future of humanity.
Tom Cruise takes the lead in this military sci-fi movie, playing a man reliving his death in battle against an alien force over and over again. Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage and co-star Emily Blunt is Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski in this exciting new alien combat thriller.
Adapted by Screenwriter Dante Harper, Edge of Tomorrow is based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill which combines a mind-boggling time loop scenario - think Groundhog Day crossed with Source Code - with heart-racing action scenes, evoking Cruise's own Oblivion and Matt Damon's Elysium.
Continue reading: 'Edge Of Tomorrow' May Be Recycled, But It's Not Rubbish
'Edge of Tomorrow' is very, very good. So go watch it.
We got pretty excited when the first reviews of Edge of Tomorrow started trickling in a couple of weeks back. Perhaps we were just surprised that what on the face of it appeared a formulaic action sci-fi movie was actually an original, hard-hitting, humorous blockbuster. Perhaps we were just happy for good old Tom Cruise.
Tom Cruise as Major William Cage in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
The Rotten Tomatoes score of 95% has since eased to 90% but this still marks a significant success for both Warner Bros and Cruise. The action unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault. Major William Cage - an office who has never seen a day of combat - his dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission and dies within minutes. However, Cage finds himself in a time-loop forcing him to live out the same brutal combat day in, day out. It's Groundhog day, with aliens, basically. After a strong showing in various international markets, Edge of Tomorrow gets a U.S release on Friday (June 6, 2014) and the critics are uproarious.
Continue reading: You Don't Need Additional Tickets To Relive Magic Of 'Edge Of Tomorrow'
'Edge of Tomorrow' is released on May 30
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, a sci-fi romp with Groundhog Day elements and an increasingly worried protagonist thrown in to battle an alien invasion that show no signs of abating. Stuck in a loop – live, die, repeat, as the film’s tagline reads – Cruise’s character Lt. Col. Bill Cage relies on Rita Vrataski’s (Blunt) smarts to break the cycle.
Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise star in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
“Tom Cruise stars in this cleverly crafted and propulsively executed sci-fi thriller about a soldier forced to relive the same day over and over again,” writes Variety’s Justin Chang. “If “Groundhog Day” is an obvious influence, then those “Choose Your Own Adventure” novels are another (amusingly, whenever Rita feels they’ve taken a wrong or unproductive turn, she simply whips out her gun and resets the clock),” he adds.
Continue reading: Critics Happy To Live, Die And Repeat As 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Scores High
'The Office' actor wanted to introduce the world to their daughter, Hazel, before anyone else go the chance: "Pics of kids should only come direct from parents."
John Kraskinski and Emily Blunt are parents to a very cute baby daughter.
'The Office' actor decided to introduce the world to the acting couple's newborn on Tuesday (May 13th) by posting a photo of her on Twitter.
"Pics of kids should only come direct from parents," he tweeted. "So I'm thrilled to introduce you guys to Hazel!!!"
Hayao Miyazaki's swan song is a more grown up, melodramatic affair
If ‘The Wind Rises’ is really to be Hayao Miyazaki’s last feature, then he certainly departs the medium at a good moment, receiveing critical acclaim for his historical drama, which also achivieved commercial success by being Japan’s highest grossing film of 2013.
Jiro dreams of taking to the sky
Admist the backdrop of 1927 Japan, ‘The Wind Rises’ follows Jiro, who wants to take to the sky in beautiful planes of his own design - inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. For Jiro, aeroplanes aren’t intended for war or for profit, but to help realise the dreams of many; to soar above the clouds.
Continue reading: 'The Wind Rises' Stuns Critics As Hayao Miyazaki Leaves On A High
Tom Cruise meets his end more that once as we prepare for 'Edge of Tomorrow'
Tom Cruise is back in sci-fi action epic ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, where he’s doomed to die, die and die again, as a solider who gets caught in a time loop fighting an alien race. The battle commences in June but the latest trailer has just been released, so are you ready for what some are calling ‘Starship Troopers’ meets ‘Groundhog Day’?
Tom Cruise in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
Far from being a Hollywood invention, ’Edge of Tomorrow’ is actually adapted from the Japanese light novel ‘All You Need Is Kill ‘ by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ writer Dante W. Harper first adapted it into a script in 2010 and the rights to it were quickly bought up by Warner Bros for the handsome sum of $3 million. From its very early days Doug Liman, the man behind the camera for the ‘Bourne Identity’ and ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ was on board to direct and the first lead actor being looked at was Brad Pitt. Originally it still had the ‘All You Need Is Kill’ title from the original novel, but another name, ‘We Are Mortals’ was being talked about before ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ was settled on.
Continue reading: Tom Cruise's 'Edge Of Tomorrow': Everything You Need To Know
Predicting if films will be good or bad is a useful but enjoyable process.
Tom Cruise’s character in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, Major William Cage, isn’t just thrown into a suicide mission; he’s thrown into hundreds of suicide missions. See, he can’t die, not permanently anyway. He lives, he dies, he repeats. That’s the bones of the premise for this sci-fi action flick, which also stars Emily Blunt.
Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
And it would appear that there are three possible outcomes for this film: ‘Stinker’, ‘wait for the DVD’ or ‘best thing ever’. Here are the possibilities of all those outcomes, using the scientifically disapproved methods: guesswork, conjecture and prejudgement.
Continue reading: The Three Possibilities For Tom Cruise's 'Edge Of Tomorrow'
The poignant and beautiful new Studio Ghibli movie will soon be released in the UK.
The Wind Rises may not have been the flashiest or most talked-about movie at last night's Academy Awards but could prove to be one of the most arresting animated movies of all time upon its widespread UK release in May. The new Studio Ghibli picture was completely overshadowed by Disney's Frozen at the Oscars, with the winter musical's months of box office success and performance from Idina Menzel at the ceremony proving too difficult to ignore.
'The Wind Rises' Follows The Story Of Jiro Horikoshi, A Designer Of Fighter Planes.
Animated in the distinctive, delicate and detailed anime style, the Japanese film deals with challenging historical events and presents them in a creative yet respectful way. The Wind Rises is a look at the life of real-life Japanese engineer, Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. The story follows the genius Jiro from his childhood to becoming an adult amidst the savagery of war.
When Jiro Horikoshi was a young boy, all he ever dreamed about was flying planes - at least he did until one night he came across Italian plane designer Caproni in one of his dreams, who subsequently told him that his poor vision means he'll never be a pilot. Jiro instead resolves to take up aeronautical engineering and design aircrafts himself . While at university, he meets a young woman named Naoko who he helps off a train during the Great Kanto Earthquake and the pair become close. His life begins to spiral, however, with his work projects becoming few and far between and Naoko's health deteriorating. But will Jiro finally realise his dream and build an aircraft of pure beauty? Or will his dream come crashing to the ground?
Continue: The Wind Rises Trailer
This weekend saw two whole happy announcements.
Congratulations to the two pairs of new parents, who welcomed little ones over the weekend in Hollywood. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski and Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman have all come out of the weekend with a brand new, healthy baby, and both kids can share in the misfortune of celebrating a birthday around Valentine’s Day.
Silverman was discharged from Lenox Hill in New York on Sunday.
Eric, Cowell’s two day old baby boy was born on the exact date, with his parents announcing the news on Saturday and posting the very first pictures of their new son as early as Sunday. Cowell first shared a message letting his followers know that everything had gone smoothly: “Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome.” Then, two days later, the first baby photos – in black and white, of the baby sound asleep – were posted. Early on Monday, Cowell gave another status update, writing: “The last three days have been incredible. Eric Lauren sqiddly and diddly all happy.”
John Krasinski announces himself and Emily Blunt "are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today," after their first child was born on Sunday (Feb 16th).
English Actress Emily Blunt and American actor John Krasinski welcomed their first daughter into the world on Sunday (Feb 16th).
'The Office' actor, Krasinski, announced the news himself on twitter, noting that the couple have decided to name their baby girl "Hazel."
"Wanted to let the news out directly," he posted. "Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday!"
Continue reading: Emily Blunt And John Krasinski Welcome First Baby Daughter Together
As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but some of them might actually be good. Of course, release dates are subject to change...
10. The Expendables 3 (Aug) - Hopefully this meathead action romp will be the guilty pleasure of the year. Other muscle-bound, brainless thrills may come from Pompeii (Feb), Tarzan (May) and Hercules (Aug).
Read more about 'The Expendables 3' here
Continue reading: The 10 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014
Watch Cruise fret and kill in the all-action trailer below
Tom Cruise’s later years seem to be lending themselves more and more to science fiction, with the springtime film Oblivion and now Edge of Tomorrow – an epic mech journey laced with rebirth and uber-modern technology.
Tom Cruise is a startled soldier in Edge of Tomorrow
The film follows rookie fighter William Cage (Cruise) who is launched into a monumental alien assault. The weakness of his allies is soon realised as his squad is almost immediately wiped out, but before long, he finds himself in a time loop that forces him to relive the painstakingly brutal combat and inevitable death over and over again.
Major William Cage is a soldier who is thrust into an impossible battle when the world is taking over by an advanced and brutal army of aliens called Mimics. He teams up with feisty Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski but, unsurprisingly, they and the rest of the military force attacking the intergalactic threat are almost immediately wiped out. However, Cage wakes up and finds himself back to where he started having just been recruited, with the deadly battle still ahead of them. When he later dies again in a different way and subsequently re-awakens, he realises that this day will be on a loop presenting him with a unique opportunity to grow stronger and more able to defeat the global enemy with the help of Vrataski as each day passes by.
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Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in this futuristic alien action movie.
The awesome trailer has been released for the Tom Cruise Edge of Tomorrow military sci-fi movie in which the Mission Impossible actor plays a man reliving his death in battle against an alien force over and over again. Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage and co-star Emily Blunt is Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski in this exciting new alien combat thriller.
Tom Cruise Doing What He Does Best In 'Edge Of Tomorrow.'
The pair team up to fight a hostile invading race, The Mimics, but Cage is forced to continually return to a fatal battle through a time loop. Rita tries to help him come to terms with his strange predicament by training him up so that each time he goes into battle he's more and more prepared.
The fairytale mash-up musical is finally being turned into a movie, starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine.
After its stage premiere in 1987, the hit Broadway musical Into The Woods will finally receive the Hollywood treatment after it has been announced that the James Lapine-written show will be turned into a movie. Also titled Into The Woods, the fantasy film will employ an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean), Anna Kendrick (50/50) and James Cordon (Gavin & Stacey).
Meryl Streep Undergoes An Incredible Transformation Into The Witch.
The plot centres upon a witch (Streep) who is on a quest to dispel a curse placed upon her and in so doing regain her beauty. As the witch ventures into the woods, famous fairytales are namechecked and woven together in a musical myriad of mystic tales. The heartfelt and often funny musical will reference Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk and will serve as a modern take on the classic Brothers Grimm stories of old.
The acting couple wanted a larger space for Baby Blunt-Krasinski to play and grow.
Emily Blunt is pregnant, confirms the actress' rep speaking to Us Magazine. The announcement makes a few details about Emily's life of late fall into place: wearing baggy clothes, talking about how much she and her husband John Krasinski want children, and purchasing a bigger pad.
Emily & John Are Expecting Their First Child.
A source speaking to the magazine reveals how the couple had been making preparations in their life to ready themselves for parenthood. "They both want kids, it's one of the reasons they got a bigger place, in a neighborhood that you can raise a family," the insider explained. "They both couldn't be more excited."
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The actress and her husband are “excited” to be raising a family.
Emily Blunt and her husband John Krasinski are expecting their first child together, it has been announced by a rep speaking to Us Weekly. A source also explained to the magazine that the couple have been making adjustments in their life to accommodate a little one, such as moving into a larger house so that their child has lots of space to grow and play. "They both want kids, it's one of the reasons they got a bigger place, in a neighborhood that you can raise a family," the source explained. "They both couldn't be more excited."
Emily Has Been Sighted Wearing Baggy Clothes To Cover Up Her Bump.
Married since 2010, the couple have openly expressed their desire to have children, with Blunt telling Manhattan magazine last year that she hoped to start a family soon. The 30 year-old Sunshine Cleaning star revealed her intentions for the future: "We want to have children; I just don't know when yet. I'm just not sure about the timing of all of that. We're both from big families, so I think it's something we want."
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Michael and his wife Luisana welcome baby Bublé into the world with Noah's first photo opp.
Proud father Michael Bublé has announced the birth of his son Noah to the world with a heart-warming Instagram shot showing the young family, including mother Luisana Lopilato, nestled together whilst still in hospital.
Michael Welcomes A Mini Bublé Into His Life.
Dressed in scrubs, the beaming singer finds it hard to quell his emotions as he looks down upon his wife and mother of his first child whilst little Noah sleeps soundly.
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Jimmy Kimmel had to content with TWO brides turning up to his wedding day. But which one did he marry?
TV host Jimmy Kimmel must have had the shock of his life to find two ladies in veils and white dresses were in attendance at his wedding, narrowly mistaking his fiancé Molly McNearney for mischievous guest and Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe, according to Yahoo! OMG. Kimmel and his girlfriend of two years MollyMcNearney married in a romantic Californian ceremony, packed with A-list guests, including Matt Damon, his wife Luciana, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Ellen Degeneres, Portia DeRossi, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski who all turned up the exclusive Ojai event.
Gabourey Sidibe Showed Her Sneaky Side By Arriving At The Kimmel/McNearney Wedding In A Bridal Gown.
Kimmel and McNearney hadn't planned on another bride turning up to their nuptials but this didn't stop Gabourey Sidibe, clad in white veil and bridal train, from making an entrance to remember when she stepped out of her black limo with a girlfriend as her 'bridesmaid' to help her with the flowing white gown. The Jimmy Kimmel Live host and his new wife Molly - the head writer on his show - showed their sense of humour, welcoming their prankster guest with laughter as both clearly enjoyed the stunt. So as not to hog the limelight from beautiful bride Molly, Sidibe changed into a tight red dress and flat white shoes after the surprise had rippled through the wedding party.
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TV host Jimmy Kimmel was surprised to find two ladies in veils and white dresses were in attendance but only one of whom was his fiancé Molly McNearney.
Jimmy Kimmel and his long-term lover MollyMcNearney have married in a romantic Californian ceremony. The star-studded ceremony was packed with A-list guests, including Matt Damon, his wife Luciana, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Ellen Degeneres, Portia DeRossi, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski who all turned up the exclusive Ojai event.However, all eyes turned to the drive as a guest dressed in an elegant white wedding gown stepped out of a black limo and made her way towards the reception to be greeted.
Was Jimmy Kimmel Confused When Two Ladies In White Dresses Approached Him?
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It seems to have been the weekend for celebrity weddings. Halle Berry married Olivier Martinez in Vallery, France whilst Jimmy Kimmel tied the knot with Molly McNearey in Ojai, California.
Halle Berry married Olivier Martinez this weekend, according to reports in E! The ceremony appears to have taken place at the Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France. Photographs of guests arriving at the ceremony and the couple in their wedding car are likely signs the couple did finally tie the knot. Berry is a stickler for details and promised the wedding would only be "very small", as she said in an interview with InStyle magazine.
Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry at the Cloud Atlas premiere, Grauman's Chinese Theater, L.A.
A continent away but on the same day (Saturday 13th July), Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearey had a larger ceremony with their 300 guests including Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston, Louis Theroux and Emily Blunt.
On a brisk but otherwise unremarkable day, Londoners might've been disturbed to see the sight of two people in combat gear wielding guns and generally causing a scene. They can relax, though, because it was merely Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt shooting scenes for the forthcoming science-fiction film All You Need Is Kill. The film, which isn't expected to see daylight until 2014, is based on the Japanese light novel of the same name by writer Hiroshi Sakurazaka and acts as a sort of sci-fi alien vs. human Groundhog Day.
This year's Golden Globes ceremony takes place tonight (Jan 13), and its categories - much like the categories in most of this years awards - look wide open.
At the Golden Globes in particular, it looks as though this year could see the bulk of the prizes going to British recipients, with the ladies in particular providing hope that a few gongs will be getting sent across the Atlantic. Dames Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench are all vying for awards, with Dame Smith up for two acting gongs - for The Quartet and Downton Abbey. Meanwhile Aussie-Brit Naomi Watts, Emily Blunt and Rachel Weisz are up for awards, whilst Daniel Day-Lewis is looking like the man to beat in the Best Actor category.
Still, Day-Lewis could be beat, meaning he will have to wait til his next film to take his tally of awards up a notch (he always gets nominated at the very least). Joaquin Phoenix and Denzel Washington are probably his biggest threats, but really the award is pretty much Lewis' already. If he doesn't win though, there's a pretty good chance that Damien Lewis could bring the gold home for the UK, being nominated in the television category for Best Actor for his role on Homeland.
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Several British stars scored Golden Globe nominations on Friday morning (December 14, 2012), with Tom Hooper's Les Miserables looking the UK's best hope of scoring a statuette. The musical is in the running for Best Picture (Comedy of Musical), as well as a string of acting awards.
Though the Globes is considered a solid barometer for the Oscars, it has been criticised for shaping its nominations to attract as many big name stars as possible. In 2011, Johnny Depp was nominated for his role in the critically panned The Tourist, leading host Ricky Gervais to joke, "It seems like everything this year was three-dimensional.except the characters in The Tourist." Nevertheless, several lesser known movies from the past year received nominations, including Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt's Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Judi Dench received a nod for Best Exotic Marigold Hotel while Helen Mirren and Rachel Weisz will compete for the Best Actress (Drama) award for their roles in Hitchcock and The Deep Blue Sea respectively. "It's the first major red carpet occasion of awards season," said Nick James, editor of the film magazine Sight & Sound, "so the HFPA need the maximum number of dresses on that carpet, and the widest range of hot talent on their list. They probably have a small eye on that, but I don't think it's too bent in that direction."
Though British stars were listed in today's nominations, it is likely to be Ben Affleck, Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Daniel Day Lewis, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathway who contest the major prizes.
All of the guests and winners at last night's Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards looked utterly stunning on the red carpet. Many have noted Emily Blunt's show-stopping backless orange number, and how beautiful Daisy Lowe looked in her timelessly-classic sequined gown, but the wardrobes of the guests were not the reason anyone showed up, nor why the awards are so important to the influential women of the world.
"Now we [women] are expected to do everything, which probably isn't human," the Telegraph quotes Stella McCartney saying "and we are in danger of burning out if we try to do everything." A full interview with McCartney, as well as with other winners of the awards, will be published in the December issue of Harper's Bazaar, which will be dedicated to the women. French actress Marion Cotillard will appear on the front cover, with whom the magazine also has a full interview inside.
In a year flush with the monarchy, Queen Elizabeth has also won the accolade of Icon of the Year. The queen has as yet not commented upon this win, but we've no doubt she'll be celebrating in her own way. Ambassadors of the year were awarded to three of this year's Olympic winners, Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton and Ellie Simmons, who have jointly provided brand new, healthy role models for young women today. A special award was given In Memoriam to Marie Colvin who was an American reporter, killed earlier this year while covering the siege of Homs in Syria, where a nail bomb exploded, killing her.
For a time travel thriller, this film is remarkably free of head-scratching anomalies in the plot, instead concentrating on richly developed characters and goosebump-inducing action. This is an unusually intimate action blockbuster, which gives the cast a chance to do something more resonant than we expect. And writer-director Rian Johnson takes a Christopher Nolan-style approach to the story, using intelligence and strikingly inventive filmmaking to draw us in.
Johnson is also reuniting with his Brick star Gordon-Levitt. He plays Joe, a looper in 2044 Kansas whose job is to kill men who are sent back 30 years in time by the mob, even though time travel has been outlawed. Joe knows that one day his victim will be his older self, sent back to close his loop, giving him 30 years of retirement. But when the older Joe (Willis) appears, he escapes, and now a manhunt is on. If Joe doesn't catch his older self, his boss (Daniels) will do something even more drastic than a vicious henchman (Dillahunt) has in mind. So Joe hides out in a rural farmhouse with single mother Sara (Blunt) and her young son Cid (Gagnon), with whom Joe creates an unusual bond.
The film is beautifully shot and edited, with a noir tone established by a knowing narration and the fact that most characters are addicted to a drug they take as eye-drops. And while it opens with some lively humour and witty edginess, things become darker as the story unfolds, especially when older Joe starts hunting Terminator-style for the younger version of an evil man who has too much power in the future. The hitch is that this man is a 5-year-old in the present day.
Continue reading: Looper Review
Joe Simmons is a looper from Kansas City in 2042; a hitman hired to assassinate victims sent to him by a gang of mobsters from thirty years into the future through the outlawed method of time travel. The only rule put to him is that the targets must not escape. One day, on his regular duties, a new victim shows up who happens to be without the customary sack over his head. When he looks up, Joe recognises the man as an older version of himself and his sudden shock gives his future self the opportunity to disarm him and make a break for it. When Joe's criminal employees find out about the escape, they set out to destroy him for his failure. It doesn't take long for him to convince himself that he must kill his future self despite the fact that he is being used in order for the lawless organisation to 'close the loop'.
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A year after his brother's death, Jack (Duplass) has become best friends with his brother's ex Iris (Blunt), who suggests that he take some time out in her father's island cabin outside Seattle. When he arrives, Iris' sister Hannah (DeWitt) is there, nursing her pain from the breakup of a long-term relationship. After a few drinks they end up in bed, which is a problem for two reasons: Hannah is a lesbian who wants a baby, and Iris arrives the next day to tell her sister that she's in love with Jack.
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A year after they met, San Francisco chef Tom (Segel) proposes to his girlfriend Violet (Blunt), but their excited wedding plans are interrupted when Violet gets a post-doc position at the University of Michigan. So they postpone the wedding and head to the snowy Midwest. There, Violet's career soars while Tom has little to do beyond making sandwiches in a deli and going hunting with his new friends. And before they can set a new date, Violet's sister (Brie) marries and has two kids with Tom's best pal (Pratt).
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Fred (McGregor) is a UK government fishing expert assigned to help a wildly wealthy sheikh (Waked) create a fly-fishing site in the Yemen. Working with the sheikh's financial advisor Harriet (Blunt), Fred struggles to overcome his doubts about the scheme. But he's won over by the fact that the sheikh is both passionate about fishing and has enough cash to achieve the seemingly impossible. As Fred begins to fall for Harriet, he'll need to make a decision about his estranged wife (Stirling), while Harriet's special-services boyfriend (Mison) has gone missing in action.
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What if our future was planned, if everything in life was part of one big plan, sometimes being in the right place at the right time is more important than you'd think, and if you're running late, the consequences can be greater than you realise. One event may lead onto a totally different outcome. Politician David Norris is about to learn just how important his set fate is to the world. After meeting an intriguing and beautiful woman called Elise, Norris is instantly drawn to her but their first meeting should have been their only one yet when fate gives him a break he once again sees Elise.
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