The actress has been lucky in who she has got to work with over the years.
The battle of equal pay in Hollywood continues to wage, but Emma Stone reveals that she has been inundated with support from male co-stars in her career, many of whom have taken pay cuts so that she can be even with them on the money score.
Emma Stone at 2017 AFI Awards
If only all women were as lucky as Emma Stone. Many actresses have spoken out in protest of the pay discrepancies between men and women in the film and television industry, but men continue to be paid more despite the growing level of strong female leads in Hollywood. Thankfully, Emma's colleagues have her back.
Continue reading: Emma Stone On Hollywood Sexism: 'My Male Co-Stars Took Pay Cuts For Me'
17 year old Jacob Staudenmaier painstakingly re-creating the 'highway scene' opening of 'La La Land', changing the words to ask Stone to his school prom.
An American teenager has attempted to invite Hollywood megastar Emma Stone to his school prom by re-creating in detail the opening sequence to La La Land.
17 year old Jacob Staudenmaier re-wrote the words to the movie’s song ‘Another Day of Sun’, and persuaded some of his schoolmates to assist him in trying to persuade the Oscar-winning actress to be his date at his prom.
An aspiring filmmaker himself, he directed and choreographed the two-minute sequence that has since been re-tweeted nearly 2,000 times and generated even more likes since the video surfaced earlier this week.
Continue reading: Teenager Asks Emma Stone To Prom By Recreating 'La La Land' Intro
A new biopic for the rarely spoken about British royal.
Starring alongside Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in the forthcoming Queen Anne biopic 'The Favourite' is the newly announced Nicholas Hoult. The film explores the life of the 18th century monarch, from her numerous ill-fated pregnancies to her dealings with the country's first two-party government.
Emma Stone is set to star in 'The Favourite'
Directed by the Academy Award nominated Yorgos Lanthimos ('The Lobster', 'Dogtooth') and written by Tony McNamara ('Doctor Doctor', 'Ashby') and Deborah Davis in her screenwriting debut, 'The Favourite' explores the short reign of Queen Anne between 1702 and 1714 which saw the union of England and Scotland and subsequent creation of Great Britain.
The 89th Academy Awards take place on Sunday, and the one thing everyone can agree on is that La La Land is likely to walk off with a near record number of Oscars.
The film already ties Titanic and All About Eve for the most nominations ever, with 14. And it could easily equal or better the record of 11 wins for Titanic, The Return of the King and Ben-Hur. Because La La Land has two nominations for Best Song, the most awards it could win is actually 13. And it's currently the favourite to take Picture, Director, Actress (Emma Stone), Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Score, Song and even Costumes, despite stiff competition from Jackie.
Ryan and Emma in La La Land
So why is this film winning over the Academy's voters? The simple explanation is that it's a movie about show business, and these tend to do well by Oscar (see recent Best Picture winners Argo, The Artist and Birdman). There's the added benefit that most voters haven't been subjected to the hype that has caused a mixed reaction from some critics and audiences (hint: watch it again to see what the fuss is about). La La Land is an energetic, honest and uplifting film about the struggle to make it in Hollywood. That it's also an original movie musical is merely icing on the cake.
Continue reading: La La Land Is Heading Into An Oscar Sweep
Both actors were originally set for the musical, but ended up being replaced by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
La La Land is currently dominating awards season with stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling each picking up a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination for their lead roles. But while it’s hard to imagine anyone else playing Mia and Sebastian, originally it was meant to be Emma Watson and Miles Teller singing and dancing their way around Hollywood.
Now a report by Page Six has claimed that both Watson and Teller lost out on the roles for being ‘too demanding’ and the film’s award season success has left both stars at war with their agents.
Emma Watson was nearly cast as Mia in La La Land
Continue reading: Why Did Emma Watson And Miles Teller Lose Out On 'La La Land' Roles?
The ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ co-stars dated for four years until October 2015.
The sweet gesture might have been surprising to some, as Garfield and Stone broke-up in October 2015 after for years of dating. But speaking on Vanity Fair’s Little Gold Men podcast, Garfield explained that he’s still Stone’s biggest fan.
Andrew Garfield has declared himself Emma Stone’s biggest fan
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield Is Ex Emma Stone's Biggest Fan
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stays at the top in spite of the success of Hidden Figures
It was a close run affair but Rogue One continued its dominance of the box office by staying at the top of the charts for a fourth consecutive week. The eight instalment in the Star Wars franchise narrowly retained the top spot by holding off the Fox production, Hidden Figures.
Janelle Monae Attends The International Film Festival Awards Gala
Continue reading: Rogue One Edges Hidden Figures In The Box Office
The 28 year old actress revealed how directors used to give away jokes she came up with to male co-stars.
La La Land star Emma Stone has revealed how directors in Hollywood have given jokes she’s come up with to male actors or routinely dismissed her ideas without thought, in a new interview in which she addresses sexism in the film industry.
In a discussion with Rolling Stone, the popular 28 year old actress spoke about the occasional discrimination she’s faced when dealing with bigwigs in the industry.
“There are times in the past, making a movie, when I’ve been told that I’m hindering the process by bringing up an opinion or an idea,” she revealed. “I hesitate to make it about being a woman, but there have been times when I’ve improvised, they’ve laughed at my joke and then given it to my male co-star. Given my joke away."
Continue reading: Emma Stone Reveals Directors Gave Her Jokes Away To Male Co-Stars
The actress admits she was worried about the dancing aspect.
When the Hollywood musical La La Land, by Whiplash writer-director Damien Chazelle, premiered at the Venice Film Festival, the positive reaction instantly propelled it to the top of Oscar buzz, winning Emma Stone the festival's best actress prize. Stone says that Chazelle's passion drew her to the project.
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land
"It was the ambition," she says. "What he was going for was really exciting and enticing, because I love the originality of it and what it was paying homage to. It was really cool and interesting to be a part of, and equally scary, because if the tone wasn't cohesive from the smaller scenes into these big Cinemascope musical numbers, I didn't know how it would turn out. But that's also the most exciting thing: equal parts 'Who knows?' and 'Let's do it!'"
Continue reading: Emma Stone Thinks La La Land Is Just What The World Needs Right Now
The two actresses have a close relationship and text each other every day.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Lawrence said the two became friends when Woody Harrelson, who worked with Lawrence on The Hunger Games and with Stone in Zombieland, predicted that they would hit it off.
Jennifer Lawrence has spoken about her BFF Emma Stone
The movie won the People's Choice Award at TIFF at the weekend.
Everyone is raving about the upcoming musical 'La La Land' since it landed the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, and there's a good reason why. If history is anything to go by, TIFF awards are usually a good indication of what lies in store for the Oscars.
Damien Chazelle's movie about two creative souls struggling to survive on a pittance and living in Los Angeles has been announced as the People's Choice Award at the Canadian festival yesterday (September 18th 2016), and the world will get a chance to see the new film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in December.
Continue reading: 'La La Land' Could Be An Oscar Contender After Toronto Film Festival Win
Gosling and Stone worked together for the third time in their careers on 'La La Land', and spoke about each other at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.
Ryan Gosling has spoken about working with Emma Stone for the third time in their careers, on the new critically-acclaimed musical La La Land – and reckons they get on so well because she could be secretly Canadian!
The two stars spoke in a Q&A session together at the Toronto International Film Festival this week about their new movie, which received three standing ovations when it was screened on Monday night (September 12th).
“I like working with Emma because I think she's secretly Canadian,” the Canadian native joked. “That's why we get along so well – she's wildly apologetic for no reason.”
The musical has brought critics in Venice back to the golden age of Hollywood.
La La Land, the musical comedy-drama starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone has generated some major Oscar buzz after premiering at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. Directed by Whiplash’s Damien Chazelle, critics are saying the movie harkens back to the Hollywood of old and are predicting it will score multiple Oscar nominations next year.
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land
Stone stars as an aspiring actress who works as a waitress, serving coffees to movie stars in-between auditions. While working she meets jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling) and the pair strike up a romance, which becomes threatened when their dreams start to come true.
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 American Independent Party has a handful of unlikely big name members, thanks to a mistake during voter registration.
Demi Moore, Emma Stone, Kaley Cuoco and Patrick Schwarzenegger are among tens of thousands of California voters who have mistakenly registered as members of the ultraconservative American Independent Party, according to an investigation by The Los Angeles Times. Self-described as ‘The Fastest Growing Political Party in California’, an investigation by The Times found that many of the party’s nearly half a million registered members, including a number of famous names, had done so in error.
Demi Moore reportedly mistakenly registered as a member of the AIP.
The ultra-conservative party opposes abortion rights and same sex marriage and calls for building a fence along the entire United States border. But thanks to the party’s misleading name, tens of thousands of Californians have mistakenly joined the party.
Disney is planning to do yet another live action re-make of something from its animated back catalogue.
The Hollywood Reporter stated on Thursday (January 7th) that Disney wants to begin shooting the movie, with a working title of Cruella and detailing an ‘origin story’ about the dog-hating, fashion-obsessed villainess, by the end of 2016.
The project does not yet have a director, but a screenplay by British writer Kelly Marcel (of Saving Mr Banks and Fifty Shades of Grey) has already been completed. Disney is said to be treating the project “as a priority,” according to the report.
Continue reading: Emma Stone In Talks With Disney To Play Cruella De Vil
Lawrence's appearance on 'Watch What Happens: Live' with Andy Cohen shed some light on preferences.
Jennifer Lawrence appeared on ‘Watch What Happens: Live’ earlier this week and gave some revealing answers as to her dating preferences – including that she would definitely NOT be interested in Justin Bieber and that she once kissed Liam Hemsworth while the cameras weren’t on them…
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 star, 25 years old, spoke to the notoriously informal show’s host Andy Cohen on Monday night (December 21st) that she and her co-star Hemsworth had locked lips off-stage.
“It has recently been rumoured that you and Liam Hemsworth had some PDA at the Waverly Inn. Have you two ever kissed when the cameras weren’t rolling?” Cohen asked her.
Emma Stone - Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling shoot a scene for the upcoming film 'La La Land,' currently filming in downtown Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 7th October 2015
Emma Stone - Ryan Gosling and co star Emma Stone spotted on the set of "La La Land" filming at griffith park observatory in Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 1st September 2015
The stars turn out for the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival, while Tomorrowland holds a child-friendly premiere in California, and Miles Teller and Jonah Hill are on location in Miami. Trailers arrive for Woody Allen's Irrational Man, the long-awaited Vacation sequel, Meryl Streep's musical Ricki and the Flash, and the Hathaway-De Niro comedy The Intern...
The 68th Cannes Film Festival kicked off on the French Riviera this week with acting icon Catherine Deneuve, who stars in the opening night film Standing Tall. She was joined on the red carpet by a glamorous line-up including Lupita Nyong'o, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller and Jane Seymour.
Catherine Deneuve at Cannes Film Festival
Sienna Miller is heading to Broadway for the second time.
Despite speculation that she would be extending her run as Sally Bowles in Broadway musical Cabaret, Emma Stone has decided to depart the successful production and will be replaced by the British actress Sienna Miller from February 17.
Emma Stone will be replaced by Sienna Miller after a strong run in Cabaret on Broadway
Miller is currently starring in Clint Eastwood's tense drama American Sniper and previously appeared on Broadway in 2009, in After Miss Julie. She will take over from Stone until March 24 at New York's Studio 54.
Continue reading: Sienna Miller Replacing Emma Stone On Broadway's 'Cabaret'
The Hollywood actress recently addressed her absence from social media, and why so many people desire use this online platform.
Even though in today's culture it is very rare for a celebrity not to be on at least one social media site, one of Hollywood's most talented young actresses, Emma Stone, has stayed away from the likes of Twitter and Instagram because she doesn't have a "need to be liked."
Stone does not have a Twitter or Instagram account
During an interview for Hollywood Sessions with The Los Angeles Times and EPIX, Stone elaborated on her decision to avoid joining the social media craze, and even expressed confusion at other celebrities' desire to gain an online interaction.
With 'Birdman' taking place in and around a theatre, the filming process interesting took on a very theatrical performance style, as the film was shot continuously in one take.
When approaching 'Birdman', director Alejandro González Iñárritu decided that to fully get into the mind-set of his main character, his introspective film would be shot as a continuous piece. Or rather, six continuous pieces that could be stitched together in order to resemble one continuous piece. But when confronted with the monumental task of filming large sections of a motion picture in one sitting, there were certain, fairly obvious challenges to follow even if you had, as actor Michael Keaton describes, "an Academy Award-winning cinematographer who is kind of a genius".
Michael Keaton stars as Riggan Thomas in 'Birdman'
Keaton plays the starring role in 'Birdman', one Riggan Thomson - former superhero movie star, currently attempting to reinvigorate his career by writing, directing and starring in his own Broadway debut. "Everyday was one scene," explained Keaton, "and all the actors were petrified constantly." 'Birdman' boasts a fine cast of actors, including Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis amongst others, so Keaton's statement has even more resonance.
The cast and crew of 'Birdman' discuss the visionary filming techniques behind the movie in a short featurette. Among them are director, writer and producer Alejandro González Iñárritu, producers John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, and stars Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough and Amy Ryan.
Inarritu explains his initial idea of having the audience see the movie through the eyes of main character Riggan Thomas himself, which resulted in a one-take experience that struck fear in the hearts of the cast who, as Emma reveals, constantly had to be switched on in their roles. We also get a glimpse into the semi-hallucination effects that affect Riggan throughout the movie.
'BiRDMAN (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)' is released in UK cinemas on 1st January 2015.
Riggan Thomas (Michael Keeton) is faced with a serious problem. In an attempt to make himself appear relevant in the new world following his role as television superhero Birdman twenty years ago, he has written a stage adaptation of sixty-year-old book. But his problem is, that the actor hired to star in the production has dropped out. The plays producer, Jake (Zach Galifianakis) is in the process of explaining how much trouble they are in, when Lesley (Naomi Watts) explains that her lover, the famous Mike Shiner (Edward Norton) is ready and willing to step into the role.
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'Birdman' stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton made their arrivals on the red carpet at the movie's premiere held at the 71st Venice Film Festival. The comedy drama is set for UK release in January 2015.
Amazing Spider-Man actress will replace Williams from November this year until February next year.
Hollywood star Emma Stone will make her debut on Broadway, starring in the ongoing revival of Cabaret. The 25 year old actress will play the singer Sally Bowles in the musical.
That role was initially made famous back in 1972 by Liza Minelli in the film version. Stone will replace the Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams, who has been performing in the role since Cabaret opened back in April.
Continue reading: Emma Stone To Replace Michelle Williams In 'Cabaret' Musical
Which budding actors and Oscar winning actresses can hold their own when it comes to spitting rhymes?
Earlier this month, Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt surprised fans around the world with a memorable radio appearance in which he showcased his impressive rapping skills. Contact Music looks at some other talented actors who are surprisingly good at rap.
1) Chris Pratt
Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt
Continue reading: Talented Actors With Surprisingly Good Rap Skills
Hollywood's most ridiculous charity bandwagon might be the most successful.
This week in news: celebrities are filming themselves getting buckets of ice poured over their heads. This is what millions of years of evolution has led to. Ok, so the latest celebrity trend, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is pretty simple. Whenever someone gets challenged, they’re supposed to get a helpful friend to pour ice water over then and donate to the ALS Association, which works to support sufferers of Amyotropic Lateral Schlerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Not even Oprah is above the ridiculous Ice Bucket Challenge.
So it might seem a bit... out there, but thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, ALSA has received $15.6 million in donations so far.
'Magic In The Moonlight' star Emma Stone signs autographs and smiles for photographers as she arrives outside 'The Daily Show' in New York where she was set to make an appearance to talk about the new movie.
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?
Even in Hollywood, the best place to meet your future partner is at work.
Just like many of us normal folks, celebrities often find their significant other at work. The only real difference is, their work takes place on a movie set surrounded by cameras, while we usually have to wait till the Christmas party to make a move. Still love has blossomed for many famous co-stars even when the cameras have stopped rolling. Here’s some of our favorite Hollywood couples who have managed to turn an on-set meeting into lasting love.
Angelina and Brad met on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith
Continue reading: Brangelina, Emma And Andrew: Hollywood Couples Who Met On Set
The filmmaker discusses his enchanting new drama, and how its rural French location proved a challenge.
Woody Allen has recently unveiled his enchanting new comedy drama, Magic in the Moonlight, with an intriguing trailer and a promisingly star-studded cast. Set mainly in France in the 1920s, the unique story takes a look at the tussle between spirituality and scepticism seen through the eyes of two unlikely lovers.
The filmmaker has spoken of his pride towards his latest venture but has also revealed that this was tinged with uneasiness surrounding the rather soporific surroundings. "This one's set in Nice in the 1920s. I have a great cameraman, terrific art director, but finding locations was hard. We had to travel around, do selective shooting to re-create primitive spots like in the old days," the director told the NY Post's Page Six.
Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Ashton Kutcher and Emma Stone read the harsh things people have tweeted about them.
Get ready to rub your hands together with glee and cackle at the daily abuse celebrities have to field via Twitter. For Jimmy Kimmel's famous "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" is back for a bigger, badder and long-awaited seventh episode. Matthew Mcconaughey, Julia Roberts, Gary Oldman, Ashton Kutcher, Courteney Cox, Andy Garcia, Mindy Kaling and Emma Stone are all included in the new video.
Matthew McConaughey Gets Confused Over A Critics Choice Of Insult In The Latest "Mean Tweets."
We're pretty confident that we're not the only ones who use the Jimmy Kimmel Live comedy segment as a legal high and we certainly weren't disappointed by episode seven as even more irrationally irate Twitter users were named and shamed on the US late night entertainment show.
Continue reading: "What's A D-k Turd?" Celebs Read Mean Tweets Is Back With Episode 7!
Goofy comedy vs goofy superhero film
‘Bad Neighbors’ sees Seth Rogen and Zak Efron duke it out as the former tries to preserve his suburban American dream, while the other rebels against his paid-for education by causing havoc as the hunky, de facto leader of a raucous fraternity. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ sees Andrew Garfield take on a litany of evil foes hell-bent on destroying life on earth as we know it.
Spider-Man and Electro do battle
But which should you see; big money Marvel superhero sequel or goofy flic featuring the king of stoner comedy and the emerging talent of the once-Disney prince?
Continue reading: So, Should You See 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Or 'Neighbors' Tonight?
Why exactly was it that Shailene Woodley wasn't in the film.
Have you seen The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Noticed something missing from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? People on the internet have – Mary Jane Watson did not feature in a single scene, despite the fact that there was an actress, cast for the role. Shailene Woodley, the rising young actress with lead roles in Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars even shot her scenes as MJ, but by the time the film was released, they had ended up on the cutting room floor. Or, more likely, at the bottom of some tired film editor’s hard drive.
Woodley did "a couple days of great work" on the film, but her scenes just didn't fit in with the story.
Besides a few pap shots of Woodley with long red hair, it seems like her turn as MJ is lost forever. But why? According to director Marc Webb and producer Matt Tolmach, speaking for The LA Times, it had nothing to do with her performance – in fact, Woodley did a great job. The decision to cut her scenes was just made to devote more screen time to the relationship between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy.
Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix will star in Woody Allen's next - as yet untitled - project.
Emma Stone has joined Joaquin Phoenix in the cast for Woody Allen's next movie. The currently untitled project will be written, produced and directed by Allen, following the director's Oscar winning movie Blue Jasmine.
Emma Stone at the Met Gala 2014
Plot details are unknown but Variety report that the movie will shoot this July. It is also without a distributor, though Sony Pictures is the front-runner, given its allegiance with Allen on numerous of his previous projects.
Continue reading: With Emma Stone And Joaquin Phoenix, Woody Allen's New Movie Could Fly
The new incarnation of Electro looks creepy, but also very cool - and not just because of his blue complexion.
Everyone got a glimpse of Jamie Foxx as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in some newly released pictures from the set of the movie.
In the stills, Foxx is seen wearing creepy blue makeup and a grey hood. This means that the movie will significantly deviate from the original version of the villain, which was portrayed wearing a bright green suit with a yellow lightning mask. According to the LA Times, this portrayal of Electro will more closely resemble his Ultimate incarnation, which also has a different backstory – being the result of genetic experimentation, instead of a power line accident. It isn’t clear yet how much of the back story the producers plan to keep, but Foxx did give the reasons behind the choice of costume in an interview with Blackfilm back in December: “They want to have it more grounded and not as comic book-y, so it won’t be green and yellow,” he said. “They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down and trying to figure out what happen [sic]. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.”
Sounds pretty cool to us. The sequel to the 2012 film is due in May of next year and, as previously announced, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will be reprising their roles. Additionally, Shailene Woodley will join the cast as Mary Jane Watson, Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan as Norman Osborn and his son Harry, Paul Giamatti reportedly as villain the Rhino, and Colm Feore and Felicity Jones in roles yet to be announced.
Continue reading: Jamie Foxx Has Got The Blues As Electro In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
Rachel McAdams appears to have been heading into the world of arthouse movies as of late.
Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to join Cameron Crowe's still untitled movie, about a military contractor on a top-secret mission in Hawaii. Bradley Cooper plays the contractor who is teamed with an Air Force pilot, played by Emma Stone. According to Deadline, the film tonally falls somewhere between "Almost Famous" and "Jerry Maguire."
McAdams has signed on for an interesting year - she stars in Terrence Malik's new movie To The Wonder, which looks bizarre, and will feature alongside Noomi Rapace in Brian De Palma's B-movie 'Passion'. Oh, and there's also Anton Corbijn's thriller A Most Wanted Man, which should land on the festival circuit this year. One thing's for sure, McAdams has told her agent that she wants to make arthouse movies.
Cameron Crowe is working with producer Scott Rudin on the new film, which they are making with Sony Pictures. Crowe wrote the script himself and is looking to start principal photography at the beginning of October. The movie should be out midway through 2014, all ready for awards season. By the time it hits theaters, three years will have passed since Crowe's last directorial out, 'We Bought A Zoo'. That movie starred Matt Damon as a father who moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo, with the help of one Ms Scarlett Johansson. It garnered mixed reviews from critics.
Continue reading: Rachel McAdams Joins Cameron Crowe Movie: Is It The New 'Jerry Maguire'?
The Croods is witty with sharp characters who are well written, voiced and drawn while Jack the Giant Slayer is smarter and funnier than we expect. We are also rather excited by a first look at Kick Ass 2 as well as a chilling new trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness.
This week's big global release is the DreamWorks animated prehistoric comedy-adventure The Croods, led by an all-star vocal cast including Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. Look for a huge push for must-have spin-off merchandise for this one, as it's packed with cuddly creatures. And hope it does well at the box office, because it would make a great franchise too.
Doing the publicity rounds this week, Gerard Butler has been out promoting his new White House thriller Olympus Has Fallen. Flitting between New York and Los Angeles to appear on every chat show possible, it's no wonder that he was somewhat fed-up by the time he reached David Letterman's Manhattan studio. Of course, the paparazzi caught it on camera as he lost his patience with a fan trying to get multiple autographs. But he manages to recovers his usual charm.
Cleverly blending a rebellious teen comedy with an animated prehistoric adventure, this witty film wins us over with sharp characters who are written, voiced and drawn with plenty of personality. It may be yet another hyperactive, silly romp, but the attention to detail is extraordinary, and the rather overfamiliar message is genuinely inspiring.
The Crood family has survived the primordial chaos because dad Grug (Cage) keeps them in a constant state of fear, never letting them out of the cave after dark. There's just too much out there that wants to eat them! But teen daughter Eep (Stone) is restless to explore the world. Her mum Ugga (Keener) has her hands full tending to feral baby Sandy (Thom), lunkheaded pre-teen brother Thunk (Duke) and feisty Gran (Leachman), so Eep sneaks out in the middle of the night. There she meets Guy (Reynolds), a slightly more evolved human who has mastered fire and has what sound like radical ideas about survival. Grog is not happy about this at all. But when the world starts shifting around them, he has little choice but to allow his family to follow this new kid into what is clearly certain death.
Only of course, this being a comical cartoon, we know they'll all be fine, even though most of their adventures are seriously perilous. Filmmakers De Micco (Space Chimps) and Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon) create a lavishly imagined world of mash-up creatures that seem like lost links in the evolutionary chain. Gigantic predatory kittens, mouse-sized elephants, crocodile puppies and walking whales are not only hilarious, but they make us want to buy a plush version all our own. In other words, the film is a riot of marketing possibilities, including the promise of a long-running franchise.
Continue reading: The Croods Review
A collection of random shorts that focus mainly on idiotic male behaviour, this portmanteau comedy is only occasionally amusing, never making anything of its astonishing cast. Frankly, we spend most of the time wondering how the filmmakers lured these A-listers to appear in these pointless, nasty little films. And while the premises have potential, not a single one has a decent punchline.
As a prank, two teens make up a banned online film called Movie 43. While their brainly little brother searches for it, he runs across a series of clips that mainly focus on awkward vulgarity between the sexes. Bitter exes (Culkin and Stone) have a rude exchange that's broadcast on a supermarket sound system. Pratt is shocked when his girlfriend (Faris) asks him to "poop" on her, and agrees because he loves her. Parents (Watts and Schreiber) homeschool their teen son (White) with the goal of showing him how excruciating life will be. Two pals (Scott and Knoxville) kidnap a leprechaun (Butler) who's reluctant to give them his gold. And a 1950s basketball coach (Howard) tries to convince his players that they're winners because they're black.
Others are dating scenarios: Winslet goes on a blind date with a guy (Jackman) who has testicles on his neck; Berry and Merchant play an increasingly deranged game of Truth or Dare in a Mexican restaurant; a pre-teen (Bennett) can't cope when his young date (Moretz) has her first period; Batman (Sudeikis) messes up Robin's (Long) attempt at speed-dating; Banks struggles to cope with her new boyfriend's (Duhamel) obsessive cartoon cat. There are also a few random advert spoofs, including one for the naked-woman shaped iBabe, which leads to trouble for the company CEO (Gere).
Continue reading: Movie 43 Review
This may be based on a true story, but the filmmakers never bother exploring the complexities of historical events, instead opting for a comic book-style approach that's entertaining but somewhat unsatisfying. Still, this style-over-substance approach at least produces a rollicking police thriller that's often a lot of fun to watch, packed with gifted actors who gleefully chomp through the scenery.
The setting is 1949 Los Angeles, where the notorious gangster Mickey Cohen (Penn) is launching a Chicago-style mob takeover of the city. The police chief (Nolte) is determined to stop him, but feels surrounded by corruption, so he hires straight-arrow detective John (Brolin) to head up a secret squad that will operate off the books to stop Cohen, whatever it takes. John's pregnant wife (Enos) isn't thrilled by this, but she helps him select his team: techie Conway (Ribisi), gunslinger Max (Patrick), hot-shot Coleman (Mackie) and quick-learning rookie Navidad (Pena). And then there's pretty-boy detective Jerry (Gosling), who courts danger by launching a fling with Mickey's moll Grace (Stone). Understandably, their task doesn't go smoothly.
Billed as the untold story of what really happened, the film ignores quite a few key facts while indulging in implausible plotting and overly colourful characterisations. In other words, it's impossible to believe anything we're watching, which eliminates all of the relevance and resonance that could have filled this story of police corruption, out-of-control capitalism and especially the use of illegal methods to do the right thing. Instead, the film is all shiny surfaces, with flashy production design, too-immaculate costumes and haircuts, and a plot that reduces a complex situation into a simplistic action movie narrative.
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Ryan Gosling’s girlfriend Eva Mendes was notably absent from last night’s Gangster Squad premiere in Los Angeles last night (January 7, 2012). Her clothes, however were not. Instead of taking Eva to the red carpet event, Ryan was accompanied by his mother, Donna Gosling, who was wearing Eva Mendes’ clothes. Talking to Associated Press, outside the screening, in her gold brocade coat Donna told the reporter “I’m wearing Eva Mendes tonight.”
The end of the year never fails to spark numerous lists about our favourite celebrities and all the best and worst things they're known for over the past 12 months, top twenty celebrity melt downs, top 5 weddings, top 50 breakups, most scandalous, most attractive, least lucrative, and the list of lists goes on. But Do Something has compiled a list of the most charitable celebrities, so it really is one worth checking out.
Here's a quick run down:
20. Drew Bees
19. Sofia Vergara
18. Olivia Munn
17. Carrie Underwood
16. Demi Lovato
15. Ryan Seacrest
14. Emma Stone / Andrew Garfield
13. Ben Affleck
12. George Takei
11. Jay Z and Beyonce
10. Ian Somerhalder
9. Selena Gomez
8. Lebron James
6. Robin Roberts
5. Justin Bieber
4. Lady GaGa
3. Channing Tatum
2. Miley Cyrus
1. Taylor Swift
Emma Stone is remaining silent on reports that a sex tape featuring herself and an old boyfriend exists. According to RadarOnline.com, the tape is yet to be shopped around and is still in possession of her former flame.
Celebrities usually like to nip these things in the bud - even when the rumors turn out to be true - but Stone is remaining completely silent. Similar in its methods to TMZ.com, RadarOnline.com is often on the mark with its scoops and the website quotes an 'insider' who says, "Emma Stone has a sex tape and that's a fact. She made it long before she started dating Andrew Garfield and before she really became a household name. She was just young and probably thought nothing would ever come of it." The source is close enough to Stone to know that she does not want the sex tape to emerge as it could damage her blossoming Hollywood career. "Emma's really happy with her career and proud of where she is," the source said.There's no way she would organize the release of the tape; in fact, she would fight to stop it. She has no respect for women like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton who became famous because they released a sex tape."
Of course, sex-tapes pretty much started the careers of both Kardashian and Hilton, making them millions in the process. The difference is, both were socialites and nothing more: Stone is an award winning actress with a ton of movies in the pipeline.
Continue reading: Emma Stone Stays Silent As Sex Tape Rumors Refuse To Go Away
Emma Stone's alleged sex-tape does not feature her Amazing Spider-Man co-star and current boyfriend Andrew Garfield. RadarOnline.com previously reported how a home video of the Easy A star was in existence, though the website claims her beau Garfield is nowhere to be seen.
Stone, 24, is said to have "a wild streak that has culminated itself in the form of a homemade sex romp". Hmm. Radar even quote a source privy to the clip, who says, "Emma Stone has a sex tape and that's a fact. She made it long before she started dating Andrew Garfield and before she really became a household name. She was just young and probably thought nothing would ever come of it." The good news for the actress is that the tape is yet to be shopped around and "remains in the hands of the person she made it with." However, the source warns, "but that doesn't mean there's any guarantee that it won't eventually hit the market. The higher Emma's star rises, the more valuable that tape becomes."
Though it's worked pretty well for Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, the release of a tape would likely hinder Stone's promising Hollywood career. In fact, an insider said, "There's no way she would organize the release of the tape; in fact, she would fight to stop it." The actress next stars in comedy Movie 43, alongside Stephen Merchant and Richard Gere.
Continue reading: Emma Stone's Sex Tape Does Not Feature Andrew Garfield
If you were hoping for a romantic comedy with a harmless storyline, romance and inoffensive jokes, the here's a warning: read no further. 'Movie 43' is one of the most cringe-worthy and uncensored taboo-filled flicks to be released in the history of comedy. Here you will see several interlinked stories with characters' lives surrounding unusual proposals, interrupting blind kids' parties, bad parenting, teenage menstruation, a confused and slightly racist basketball coach, innovative business ideas and the kidnapping of a violent leprechaun. Once you see this movie it is unlikely you will find a subject that offends you ever again.
With twelve different comedy genius directors including Peter Farrelly ('Dumb & Dumber', 'There's Something About Mary', 'Shallow Hal'), Steve Carr ('Daddy Day Care', 'Dr Dolittle 2'), Steven Brill ('Little Nicky') and Brett Ratner ('Rush Hour') to name but a few and eight different writers, this jaw-droppingly crude and often obscene movie features a diverse star-studded cast, both British and American, who have banded together to shock you in the most hilarious ways you can think of. Whatever kind of comedy you're into, 'Movie 43' probably has something in it for everyone and it is set to hit the big screen on February 1st 2012.
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As big movies like Skyfall and Argo open in the USA and UK respectively, it's the smaller titles that are getting the most attention. The British independent drama My Brother the Devil won awards at Sundance and festivals in Berlin, London, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has garnered four-star reviews across the board from UK critics this weekend. Now the public gets a chance to see it.
In London, the stars turned out this week for the premiere of Gambit, a remake of the 1966 heist comedy. The film's stars Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Tom Courtenay were on hand both for the red carpet premiere and a meet-the-filmmakers event at London's Apple Store.
Meanwhile, Helen Mirren has been doing Q&As in London for her new film Hitchcock, in which she plays Alma Reville, wife of Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins). The movie traces the making of Psycho with Janet Leigh (Scarlett Johansson), Vera Miles (Jessica Biel) and Anthony Perkins (James D'Arcy). A new trailer makes it look like a lot of fun. And a probable awards contender too.
'The Amazing Spider-Man' star Emma Stone struggles to find her way back to her car over the flashing lights of the cameras surrounding her as she leaves Salon Benjamin in West Hollywood. As she gets into her white Audi, photographers continue to take pictures of her and the dazzled actress raises a hand to ask them to stop before she reverses her car and drives away.
Jamie Foxx is set to give another electric performance (sorry) in the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spiderman, as the superhero's nemesis, Electro, Variety reports.
According to sources, Foxx is deep into discussions to play the role, and tweeted, "Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well," which won't have served to dampen any rumours, that's for sure. Much like Spiderman, who of course was bitten by a radioactive spider, Electro harnesses the power of electricity due a close encounter with a lighting bolt. You would have thought the pair might bond over their shared experiences, but no. Talking yesterday to Coming Soon, the aptly named director Marc Webb said, "I think Jamie Foxx is electrifying!" and added, "I think Jamie Foxx is one of the best actors around today. He's such a great character actor and he's a really brilliant guy. I would love to work with him and you'll be hearing more on that shortly, I'm sure." Now he didn't move to confirm the rumours, but if we don't see Foxx terrorising and Spiderman coming to the rescue, we'll be disappointed.
In the interview, Webb also added his admiration for Electro in particular. "I like Electro," he smiled. "I'm fascinated by Norman Osborn and the different inflections of him. And Harry. Mary Jane and Gwen are always interesting to me."
Continue reading: Jamie Foxx Set To Star As Spiderman Villain Electro
The Croods are a prehistoric family of six who have always lived by patriarch Grug's rule of never venturing out of the cave they call a home. While his wife Ugga, his mother-in-law Gran, his son Thunk and his baby Sandy all stand by his wishes, his eldest daughter Eep becomes restless as her curiosity for what the outside world might be like overwhelms her despite her father's brutal warnings. Giving in to temptation, Eep sneaks out to explore and, to her father's terror, almost gets crushed in an avalanche caused by an earthquake which destroys their home. No-one is hurt; on the contrary, a whole new land is discovered filled with vibrant vegetation and exotic creatures. Homeless and with no excuse to avoid investigating, the family set out on a journey into this new world, with Grug still feeling profoundly reluctant.
This animation adventure is a wonderful story of family, discovery and bravery directed and written by the geniuses of several lovable CGI movies, Kirk De Micco ('Space Chimps', 'Racing Stripes') and Chris Sanders ('Lilo & Stitch', 'How to Train Your Dragon'). Not only is it heart-warming to watch, but you'll also never go long without laughing whatever your age. It will hit UK cinemas from March 22nd 2013.
A huge asset here is gifted lead actor Andrew Garfield, who takes on the role of Peter Parker with real passion. Peter is a 17-year-old science nerd in high school who has real depth due to his personal history. Growing up in New York with his aunt and uncle (Field and Sheen) after his parents disappeared, he's more than a little unsettled when the object of his secret crush, sexy-brainy Gwen (Stone), notices him. Meanwhile, he's bitten by a mutant spider and develops some strange powers, which he exercises by chasing down bad guys all over the city.
Continue reading: The Amazing Spider Man Review
Peter Parker is a socially unpopular high-school boy who lives with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May after his parents left him when he was very young for reasons unknown. He finds a clue to their disappearance in the form of his father's suitcase and his journey for an explanation takes him to Oscorp, the weapons manufacturer of New York, and the lab of his father's ex-business partner Dr. Curt Connors who offers him that explanation. Along his journey, the alter-egos of Connors (The Lizard) and Parker (Spider-Man) collide in a continuous battle of superpowers and Parker's feelings for his first high-school crush Gwen Stacy, whose father is a Police Captain with officers all over the city looking for Parker, intensify.
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Peter Parker, at first glance, seems like a normal high schooler. However, he is a nerd and gets picked on by other students. He lives with his aunt and uncle, after his parents abandoned him as a young boy. And the weirdest fact of them all - he got bit by a radioactive spider one day whilst exploring a science lab, which gave him super powers.
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After a humiliating breakup, Dylan (Timberlake) meets with high-achieving headhunter Jamie (Kunis) about a new job. Friendship blossoms, and since Jamie is emotionally damaged after a recent split and Dylan is emotionally unavailable, they decide to sleep together without any deeper attachment.
Meanwhile, they get increasingly involved in each others' lives, most notably as Dylan and his sister (Elfman) cope with their senile father (Jenkins). Of course, the main question is whether Dylan and Jamie can remain friends even if they have sex.
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Olive is a straight up girl, she works hard in classes, she isn't one of the most popular kids in school but she's happy enough being herself and hanging with her true friends - one of which is called Brandon. Olive is the only person he's confided in and told that he's actually gay but that doesn't stop the homophobic school bullies from laying into him every day. Brandon propositions Olive with an idea, a fake fling. Go to a party, lock themselves in a bedroom and let all hear what they want to think is going on.
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