Winslet says that although he's more "centered" now, he's the same great friend he was two decades ago.
As co-stars in Titanic, the second highest grossing movie of all time, Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio’s romance as Rose and Jack captured the imaginations of millions of people around the world. Nearly two decades later, Winslet has spoken about how Leo is still basically the same great person he was back then.
The duo have remained close since they filmed Titanic back in 1996 in their early twenties. Winslet, 40, says that the 41 year old star of The Revenant may be a bit more “settled” than back then, but that he’s hardly changed since they first worked together.
Winslet and DiCaprio at the premiere of 'Revolutionary Road' in 2008
The actress spoke out about him at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.
Kate Winslet remains one of the most down-to-earth British actresses ever, and proved as much in her hilarious tribute to friend and colleague Alan Rickman at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards, where she landed the best supporting actress prize for her role in 'Steve Jobs'.
Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman worked together more than once
The actress seemed especially emotional when she went to collect her award, first asking the audience to stand and applaud in honour of Rickman, with whom she starred on 2014's 'A Little Chaos' which he also directed. She first worked with him, however, on 1995's 'Sense and Sensibility' where she played Marianne Dashwood.
Winslet had come under fire after saying it was ‘vulgar’ to talk about money matters.
Kate Winslet has clarified her comments on Hollywood’s gender pay gap, after receiving backlash when she was quoted as saying that talking about money issues was ‘vulgar’. But speaking to Deadline, the actress has said she admired those who ‘publicly stand up for themselves.’
Kate Winslet has clarified her gender pay gap comments.
‘I have never concerned myself with monetary matters. I almost feel like I can’t comment on other people’s comments, but I admire people who publicly stand up for themselves,’ Winslet told Deadline.
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Clarifies Gender Pay Gap Comments
Terrell Tompkins and his team of officers are corrupt, finding ways to embellish their wage has turned into a habit that's about to land them in a lot of trouble. When a powerful member of the Russian mafia learns of Tompkins' money making ways, she blackmails him and his team into pulling a heist for her. Fearing they'll be exposed, the gang carry out the job for Irene, a woman who might look glamourous but has a dark soul. Once the job's complete, the crew believe they're in the clear but savvy Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen has been put on the case and he soon discovers that there's probably more to the robbery than first thought.
That's not the only problem facing Tompkins, Irene tracks the cop down and requests another job - if refused Irene won't hesitate in taking their lives. This job is far bigger than the last and is an almost impossible mission. Feeling their only option is to distract all the cops in their district, the team come up with a plan to pull a Triple 9 call - police code for 'officer down'. However, with Sergeant Detective Allen constantly uncovering more information and being faced with the ordeal of killing one of their own, the job will be far from straight forward.
Triple 9 is directed by John Hillcoat who also directed 2012's Lawless starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy & the film adaptation of The Road starring Viggo Mortensen.
Will she be adding another Oscar to her guest bathroom?
After a series of demanding roles, Kate Winslet was looking forward to taking a holiday when she heard about the new Steve Jobs movie. "I was filming The Dressmaker in Australia in the middle of absolutely nowhere," she says. "And the hair-and-makeup artist was someone who I'd known for a while. We were chatting about what we were doing next. I was coming up on a break, which I was quite looking forward to. And this lovely woman, she said to me, 'It's quite exciting actually, because Danny Boyle wants me to go and work on this movie about Steve Jobs with Michael Fassbender.' She said it was written by Aaron Sorkin, so I'm all ears about how it's written in three acts, with each act focusing on the launch of a different product. And finally I say, 'So, what's the girl part'" And she says, 'She's brilliant, it's this fantastic woman, this feisty Polish-Armenian immigrant.' And I'm going, 'Who's playing that part?' And we both kind of looked at each other, and she went, 'Oh my God!' So we set off on this very strange mission to get me this job!"
Winslet planned to take a break before landing Steve Jobs role
Little over a month later she was on-set rehearsing the role of Joanna Hoffman, Jobs' marketing expert. To prepare for the film, Winslet spent time with Hoffman herself. "She has a softness to her," Winslet says. "She came to America as a young woman and achieved a great deal. One thing that was unique about her as a figure in Steve's life was that she didn't need anything from him. She just needed for him to be the best version of himself. And that's what really set their relationship apart from any relationship with all his other colleagues."
Continue reading: Steve Jobs Biopic Changed Kate Winslet Plan
The biopic of the Apple founder underperformed when it was released in America last month.
Director Danny Boyle has expressed his dismay at the much-publicised box office failure of his new movie Steve Jobs after it failed to attract its anticipated audience, with the news that Universal has withdrawn it from over 2,000 screens in the U.S.
The 59 year old maestro was talking to the BBC ahead of the troubled movie’s release in Britain on Friday (November 13th). Despite the favourable reviews it received, it opened in a lowly seventh place two weekends ago, taking just $7.3 million from 2,493 locations. The studio reacted by dramatically scaled that number back to only 421 screens, and Boyle admitted that they had gone “too wide too soon” and should have built up more slowly from its limited release on October 9th.
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in the movie
Winslet was asked about Jennifer Lawrence's recent essay about the gender divide in terms of pay in the movie industry.
The gender pay gap in the movie industry may be one of the hot issues of the moment ever since Jennifer Lawrence’s famous essay on the subject, but Kate Winslet reckons that it’s not particularly becoming of her female colleagues to speak so openly about it.
“I'm having such a problem with these conversations,” the actress said in a new interview when the topic of male actors being paid more than females for roles of the same profile was raised. “I understand why they are coming up but maybe it's a British thing. I don't like talking about money; it's a bit vulgar isn't it?”
Kate Winslet was speaking to BBC's Newsbeat about Jennifer Lawrence's recent essay
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Finds The Hollywood Pay Gap Conversation "Vulgar"
Helen McCrory, Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they attended the UK premiere of 'A Little Chaos' which was held at the Odeon cinema in Kensington, London, United Kingdom - Monday 13th April 2015
With the story set up in the first film, 'Divergent', the sequel, 'Insurgent', is able to focus on the action and character development.
Unless you had read the book, last year's hit 'Divergent' probably left you scratching your head about the story set in post-war Chicago, where people are segmented into factions according to their personalities (Dauntless, Candor, Amity, Erudite and Abnegation), plus the factionless rebels and multi-factioned divergents. Basically it all felt rather contrived, and director Neil Burger's movie had to spend too much time trying to explain how it worked.
Maggie Q and Shailene Woodley in 'Divergent'
Now we move into the second chapter, 'Insurgent', and director Robert Schwentke can just get on with the story, playing down the odd structure of this closed-off city. So it's a much more involving movie that centres on the characters themselves, weaving the action into their personal situations while building a much more urgent sense of suspense up to another cliff-hanger ending. This also lets the female-dominated cast members shine, including Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts, plus Octavia Spencer in a key cameo, and Ashley Judd in recurring flashbacks.
Continue reading: 'Insurgent' Spends More Time On Shailene Woodley And Characterisation
The British actress doesn't regret her two failed marriages because she thinks it teaches her children about struggle.
Kate Winslet has been divorced twice, from film directors Jim Threapleton in 2001 and Sam Mendes in 2011, and even though she has a child from each marriage, the British actress isn't concerned that these experiences will have a negative effect on her children.
Winslet thinks it is important her children learn about struggle
In fact, when Winslet was recently interviewed by the U.K. Harper's Bazaar, she insisted her daughter, Mia, 14, and son, Joe, 11, would have benefitted from seeing the breakdown of their parents' relationship because it has taught them about struggle.
Continue reading: Why Kate Winslet Believes Getting Divorced Twice Helped Her Children
The 'Jobs' movie began shooting in Berkeley this week.
Universal has announced its primary cast for the Steve Jobs biopic that it took off the hands for Sony after a farcical pre-production period that involved various actors and directors walking away from the project.
Michael Fassbender will play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's drama
With Michael Fassbender playing the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs will also star Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as the former Mac marketing boss Joanna Hoffman and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley. Elsewhere, Katherine Waterston will play Jobs' ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and Michael Stuhlbarg portrays one of the Mac's original developers Andy Hertzfeld. Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, Makenzie Moss, Sarah Snook and Adam Shapiro round out the cast.
Continue reading: Universal Announces 'Jobs' Cast: Fassbender, Winslet, Rogen
After many ups and downs, the Steve Jobs biopic looks to finally be on track.
Things are finally moving forward for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, with the final cast being confirmed and filming getting under way this week. As expected Michael Fassbender will play the Apple founder, while Seth Rogen will play his former partner Steve Wozniak.
It's official, Michael Fassbender will play Steve Jobs
The film’s full cast list was revealed today in a statement from Universal. Joining Fassbender and Rogen will be Kate Winslet as former Macintosh marketing executive Joanna Hoffman, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley and Katherine Waterston as Jobs' ex-girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan.
The British actor takes the reins for the first time in more than a decade
British favourites Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman have reunited for Rickman’s first film as a director in more than a decade: A Little Chaos. The upcoming romantic drama, which Rickman has also written, is centred round Winslet’s widow Madame Sabine De Barra, a landscape architect who is recruited to design the gardens of King Louis XIV.
Kate Winslet stars as a landscape gardener challening sexual protocols
Rickman plays the French monarch and Matthias Schoenaerts plays master landscaper Andre and Winslet’s love interest within the gardens of Versailles.
Continue reading: Alan Rickman Gets Behind The Director's Chair In A Little Chaos
In the palace of Versailles, a tremendous garden is maintained. One day, the builder and head gardener sees an ordinary woman arriving at the palace, and, throwing aside ideas of conformity, chooses to rearrange some of the garden into something that pleases her. He takes her on with the hopes of updating and adding some life to the traditional gardens, and steadily begins to fall for her. As she finds difficulty integrating into the high society that he is from, he ensures her that, in fact, she is envied by the upper classes for her newness. But when that envy turns into something more, the gardener will have to fight tooth and nail to maintain the garden, their love, and their lives.
Continue: A Little Chaos Trailer
Following the revelation that she is Divergent and not specialised for any of the dystopian Chicago factions, Tris (Shailene Woodley) uncovered a series of intrigue and dishonesty amongst factions. Now, Tris is on the run with her leader Four (Theo James); being chased by the Erudite - a faction based on intelligence - as they plot to become the dominant faction. With Tris' family having sacrificed themselves some great secret, Tris and Four must find out what that is before the Erudite can catch them and win.
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?
Watts' casting was announced late in the game.
The cast of Divergent sequels Insurgent and Allegiant is already taking shape with Naomi Watts being the latest A-lister to join the lineup. The actress joins Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz and a number of other celebrities for the remaining movies of the young adult franchise. Watts willplay the mother of James’ character Four, appearing in three movies in total, since the final book, Allegiant will be split into two films a la every teen fantasy franchise of the past five years. Watts’ character, Evelyn, is the ruthless leader of the factionless in the books, aka those, who do not belong into any of Divergent’s five castes and have therefore been shunned from society.
Is Watts right for the part of a ruthless rebel leader?
Back in May, Summit also announced the casting of Octavia Spencer as Amity leader Johanna Reyes and the return of Kate Winslet as the main antagonist of the first two books, Jeanine Matthews. According to The Hollywood Reporter, production on Insurgent is already underway in Atlanta. The second film from the series has been given a tentative release date of March 20, 2015 – nine whole months ahead of the other big YA movie coming out in 2015 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I.
Continue reading: Naomi Watts To Join "Insurgent" Cast Straight Away, As Rebel Leader
Will 'Divergent' be the next big franchise to take over from the likes of 'Harry Potter,' 'Twilight' or 'The Hunger Games'?
Since the Harry Potter and Twilight series ended in 2011 and 2012, respectively, studios are on the lookout for the next blockbuster movie franchise. And since it worked for those sagas, they have been turning to popular book series. This month's entry is Divergent, based on the first of Veronica Roth's three novels set in a dystopian future. It's done well at the US box office, but this week's expansion around the world will be the real sign of whether the franchise has legs.
The only other series to catch on recently has been The Hunger Games, which is now halfway through its four-film arc and is garnering terrific reviews and box office receipts. But it hasn't been clear sailing for other big-name series.
Continue reading: 'Divergent' May Be Popular, But It Is The Next Big Franchise?
'12 Years A Slave' actress and Oscar winner, Lupita Nyong'o, is the new face of Lancôme, it was announced today.
Lupita Nyong'o is the face of new Lancôme, the French cosmetic company confirmed on Friday (4th April). Campaigns featuring the 31-year-old actress will be released in September.
Lupita Nyong'o won an Oscar for her role in 12 Years A Slave.
Nyong'o has enjoyed a busy year having starred as Patsey in the award winning historical drama 12 Years A Slave for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her incredible performance. After years working behind the camera as a production assistant, writer, producer and director, Nyong'o has been catapulted into the spotlight owing to her incredible performance and beauty. It's no wonder the cosmetic company has singled her out as the new face of their brand.
There was no diversity in the weekend's box office: 'Divergent' dominated.
Divergent has emerged as the weekend's top movie at the box office after sweeping in $56 million, according to estimates from Box Office Mojo. Adapted from Veronica Roth's best-selling YA fiction series, the dystopian sci-fi film follows life through the eyes of a rather special teenager, Tris (played by Shailene Woodley), and has struck a chord with a huge movie audience.
'Divergent' Has Attracted A Monster Audience In Its First Weekend.
There wasn't even a close contender to the Neil Burger-directed blockbuster, which also stars Kate Winslet, Theo James and Maggie Q. The Muppets Most Wanted debuted in a far second with $16.5 million, knocking the shine from the eagerly-anticipated new Kermit and Miss Piggy instalment. Last week's number one, the tremendously successful Mr. Peabody & Sherman cartoon, was handed a nonetheless respectable third place, having earned $11.7 million.
Divergent holds a star-packed premiere in Los Angeles, while the cast and crew of Captain America 2 walk a blue carpet in London. Snoopy and Charlie Brown's movie gets a teaser, Johnny Depp goes digital, Godzilla and Angelina wreak havoc, and Darren Aronofsky talks about Noah...
It was another week for starry movie premieres. In Los Angeles, Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James and Ashley Judd walked the red carpet for Divergent. The future dystopia thriller opens this weekend in America, and in two weeks in the UK. Take a look through our gallery from the premiere of Divergent - Los Angeles, California, United States.
Meanwhile in London, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and Jenny Agutter were on hand for the blue carpet premiere of the sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The Marvel action blockbuster opens next week in Britain, and the following week in the US. Browse through our photos from 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' film premiere held at the Vue Westfield - London, United Kingdom.
L'Wren Scott's death shook the fashion and music worlds this week, whilst a drunken actor got a driving ban and Johnny Depp's brain was uploaded into cyberspace.
RIP L'Wren Scott: L'Wren Scott, the esteemed fashion designer and girlfriend to The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, was found dead in her apartment on Monday having hanged herself. Read the full report. Mick and the band were on tour in Australia when the dreadful news broke, prompting them to cancel a show as the rocker tried to come to terms with the loss. Read his statement here. Having not left a suicide note, Scott's reasons will always be unknown but her company's financial details have shown that creditors were owed millions and that L'Wren was going to close her label. L'Wren Scott: 1964 - 2014.
Chris Pine Driving Ban: Star Trek actor Chris Pine pleaded guilty to DUI on Monday after he was caught drunk driving with his girlfriend after celebrating the wrap of new thriller, Z For Zachariah, in New Zealand. The 33 year-old star was fined and received a six month suspension on his New Zealand license, meaning he's going to have to look out for the designated driver next time he's out boozing.
You're still going to watch it, aren't you...
While aiming to reach the heights of Hunger Games - a young female protagonist fights against the system in a dystopian nightmare – ‘Divergent’ missed its mark, and the critics have had no mercy when illustrating the degree to which it’s done so.
Tris Prior gets checked out in Divergent... turns out, she's a divergent
The film sees Tris Prior - played by Shailene Woodley – fail to slot neatly into any of the devised factions, designed keep people in place in a dystopian Chicago. Because of this, she’s considered a ‘divergent’ and has to go into hiding, at which point she realises a conspiracy is afoot, headed by Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet), to KILL DIVERGANTS.
The 38 year-old actress explains that the origin for her son's name derives from meeting her third husband during a house fire.
The couple, who married in December 2012, named their new baby boy Bear Blaze Winslet.
While appearing on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' this past Tuesday (march 18th), the Oscar-winning actress finally explained the origin of the unusual moniker.
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Reveals The Reason Behind Son's Name, Bear Blaze
The 38 year-old actress was "overwhelmed by the number of people that are here today," following a 4.4 earthquake in Southern California that morning.
Kate Winslet's name will be remembered for many years to come as the British actress is prized with one of Hollywood's top honors.
The already celebrated actress received the 2,520th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday (March 17th).
This was the first public appearance Winslet has made since giving birth to son, Bear, only three-months ago.
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Presented With Golden Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Divergent stars zipline into Jimmy Kimmel.
Divergent stars Theo James and Shailene Woodley brought the action straight to the set of Jimmy Kimmel live last night by ziplining to the studio. The actors were there to promote the sci-fi action movie which is released on March 21st 2014.
Theo James and Shailene Woodley star in Divergent
The actors were asked by the host if ziplining was involved at all in the making of Divergent causing Woodley to joke, "This is just something we do in real-life. Traffic is insane!” Woodley plays Tobias 'Four' Eaton in the upcoming movie with Shailene Woodley as Beatrice 'Tris' Prior. The cast also includes Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz and Ansel Elgort.
Divergent is the first movie in the upcoming franchise based on the novels by Veronica Roth. It focuses on teenager 'Tris', played by Shailene Woodley, who seeks to break free from her homogenous society that divides people based on human traits. It is directed by Neil Burger, with a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor. The book series has sold far sold over 5 million copies.
The success of the novels has made the film one of this year’s mostly hotly anticipated releases. Kimmel compared the film’s "intense fame and scrutiny" to that of other franchises such as The Hunger Games and Twilight. James said he was aware of the possible scrutiny when he signed up for the film, saying, "We both talked about it. It's a thing you need to think about, to contemplate how it's going to change your career and your life. At the same time, you don't know what anything is going to be. You can't predict the future.” Woodley agreed adding, "the lack of anonymity is the most daunting factor, but you never know what will happen.” The pair also joked that their new morning regime included seeing how fast they can hide their faces behind masks.
Continue reading: 'Divergent' Stars Zipline Onto The Jimmy Kimmel Show
Kate Winslet's 'Labor Day' fails to impress critics.
Kate Winslet’s new film Labor Day, which opens in the US tomorrow (January 31, 2013) has received a mixed reaction from critics, with many finding the plot just too far fetched. The film co-stars Josh Brolin and Toby Maguire and is based on a 2009 novel by Joyce Maynard.
Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin at the 'Labour Day' photocall
Labor Day tells the story of Adele a single mother with a 13-year-old son living in a small New England town. They are kidnapped by an escaped convict who hides out at their house. However the man turns out to be not what they had expected, instead he is gentle and proves a good male influence in their home.
One thing that critics weren’t too favourable of was the plot itself, Joshua Rothkopf (Time Out New York), wrote, "The two leads do what they can with the sentimental material; it's almost a miracle that neither turns red with embarrassment (though this isn't going first on their clip reels)". Anthony Lane (New Yorker) found the plot implausible, writing, "It looks swell, and Winslet adds another portrait of pained watchfulness to her gallery of suffering heroines, but the result feels like a richly implausible dream disguised as a soulful drama." However Betsy Sharkey (Los Angeles Times) looked beyond the plot failings to write, "if you can get past the past, which I recommend, what is left is a lovely, intimate film about longing and love."
Continue reading: Kate Winslet's 'Labor Day' Fails To Impress Critics, Reviews Roundup
As we swing into awards season, the drama heightens: 'Gravity' is top dog, Steve McQueen won't stoop to hecklers and Meryl Streep knows how to make a good speech.
People's Choice Selects Victors: This week saw the annual People's Choice awards handed out and what an evening it was. Hosted by the stellar Two Broke Girls' Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings, the audience were kept laughing whilst a slew of gongs were distributed to the year's finest figures in popular culture. Sandra Bullock emerged as the star of the evening after she won four awards for her roles in Gravity and The Heat, not including the overall film win for the space thriller. Check out all the winners here.
The evening also brought tears, drama and scandal as former Vampire Diaries couple Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder hinted during their acceptance speech that things are still very amicable between them whilst singer/actress Jennifer Hudson welled up with emotion when she was honoured with a 'favorite humanitarian award.' Read up on the glam evening's highlights here.
Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll's baby Bear will take on his mother's surname.
Kate Winslet may have named her son something fairly unorthodox, but there's no way he'll take on the surname of hubby Ned Rocknroll.
Kate Winslet Gave Birth in December
The Revolutionary Road actress gave birth to her third child (and second son) on December 7th 2013 and raised a few eyebrows after revealing that she named him Bear. It's only traditional to use unusual baby names if you're a major Hollywood star, but Kate has insisted that she wouldn't go as far as to give Bear his father's surname.
Continue reading: Kate Winslet's Baby Boy Will Not Be Rockin' Or Rollin'
Neil Burger will not helm the 'Divergent' sequel, because he's still working on the first movie. Erm.
Neil Burger will not direct the Divergent sequel with Shailene Woodley and Theo James, because he is still working on the first movie and "cannot be in two places at once," according to Summit Entertainment. In short, Summit are unwilling to delay production on the sequel to enable Burger to helm the project and are therefore looking elsewhere.
Theo James [L] and Shailene Woodley [R] in 'Divergent'
"Neil Burger is a rock star and he is doing a fantastic job on Divergent. We can't wait for you to see the film. But as amazing as Neil is he still cannot be in two places at once and thus needs to finish post production on Divergent while we gear up to start production on Insurgent," Summit Entertainment began to say in a statement obtained by E! News.
Continue reading: Neil Burger Bumped From 'Divergent' Sequel For Strange, Strange Reason
Kate Winslet becomes a mother of three as she gives birth to a healthy baby boy with husband Ned Rocknroll, who becomes a father for the first time.
British actress Kate Winslet has given birth to a healthy 9lb baby boy.
The 38 year-old and husband Ned Rocknroll, 35, welcomed their first child together on Saturday (Dec 7th) at a NHS Hospital in Sussex County in England, her rep confirmed to MailOnline.
A spokeswomen said "Kate had 'Baby Boy Winslet' on Saturday at an NHS Hospital." Adding that the couple are "thrilled to bits."
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Welcomes A Healthy 9lb Baby Boy With Husband Ned Rocknroll
Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin could score awards nominations, though 'Labor Day' should fall short.
Much of the talk ahead of the Telluride Film Festival earlier this year focused on Jason Reitman's drama Labor Day, starring Oscar winner Kate Winslet as a struggling mother and her son who accidently brings an escaped prisoner into their lives.
Josh Brolin [L] and Kate Winslet [R] in Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day'
In his review of the movie, Gregory Ellwood of HitFix.com wrote, "Reitman is assisted by another strong performance by Winslet who once again proves she might be the second best living actress on the planet after Meryl Streep (and she is likely the film's strongest awards player)."
Continue reading: 'Labor Day' Is A Tearjerker, Though Maybe Not An Awards Winner [Trailer]
Dench, Gordon-Levitt, Winslet and Louis-Dreyfus are all in Britain to present their new films at the London Film Festival, and a raft of new trailers promise action, drama, fantasy mayhem and a starry WWII adventure...
The stars continue to be out in London in the second week of the 57th London Film Festival. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan were on-hand with their new film Philomena, Joseph Gordon-Levitt got the crowd screaming outside the cinema before the screening of his writing-directing debut Don John, and. Click here for Philomena trailer and pics, or here for pics and the trailer for Don Jon and you can browse through our photo gallery of this week's Labor Day premiere in London.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was also at the festival with filmmaker Nicole Holofcener for the UK premiere of their intelligent, offbeat romantic-comedy Enough Said, which features one of the final performances from the late James Gandolfini. It opens in British cinemas this weekend. You can read our Enough Said review here.
Watch the 'Divergent' teaser below.
The rules are very clear in Divergent: you don’t question the rules. Everyone is slotted neatly into five factions; these factions think, live and breath according to their categorization. And what happens if you can’t be put in the right place? Well, you’re already dead.
Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz in Divergent
Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Theo James star in the dystopian vision of post-apocalyptic Chicago put forth by Veronica Roth in the book of the same name. Woodley plays Tris, an unpredictable civilian who the system don’t like due to her uncategorizable nature.
Continue reading: You Don't Question The System In 'Divergent' [Trailer + Pictures]
Tris Prior is a 'divergent' in a world where everyone is split up in accordance to their dispositions. This means that she is no one of any faction of virtue, but a combination of all of them; something that makes her particularly powerful and unreceptive to the manipulative powers of the government. Given her position, she is warned not to reveal her circumstances to anyone, but to pick one faction and hope that nobody discovers her, otherwise she will be hunted down and killed. Determined to know just why divergents are such a threat to the world, she sets out to find out more about herself and her capabilities while becoming increasingly close with her faction initiation instructor, Four.
'Divergent' is a dystopian story about a futuristic society; a story rather in the vein of 'Ninteen-Eighty Four' and 'The Hunger Games'. It has been directed by Neil Burger ('The Illusionist', 'The Lucky Ones', 'Limitless'), written by Evan Daugherty ('Snow White and the Huntsman', 'Killing Season') and Vanessa Taylor ('Hope Springs', 'Jack & Bobby'), and is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Veronica Roth; the first of a trilogy. It will hit cinemas in the UK on March 21st 2014.
The British actress insists she will never be a Rocknroll, despite being married to one
Rather than do things the old fashioned way, Kate Winslet has decided that she will keep hold of her last name rather than go by her husband's surname from here on in. Probably a wise move, because not only is Winslet one of the most instantly recognisable names around Hollywood today, but changing her name to Kate Rocknroll? That might be cause enough to get her barred from winning another Oscar nomination.
Kate at the Toronto Film Festival screening of her new film, Labor Day
The Academy Award-winning actress was speaking with British newspaper The Telegraph recently, when she stated that she may be in love with her husband, Ned Rocknroll, and may be bearing their first child together at the moment, but that doesn't mean she feels any pressure to take his surname. The 37-year-old acting star has been married before, to people with normal last names too, so maybe her decision to keep hold of her maiden name isn't based on the fact that her husband has a silly last name. Well, it might have something to do with it still.
Apparently, "Rocknroll" isn't "flashy" enough. We reckon it's plain silly.
When actress Kate Winslet married Sir Richard Branson's nephew Ned Rocknroll, all eyes were on the couple to see whether Kate would finally take a new surname in honour of their marriage. Rocknroll, born Abel Smith, changed his name by deed poll in 2008 in favour of a more...rock 'n' roll sounding moniker.
Can You Blame Her? Really?
However, unsurprisingly, the Oscar-winning Titanic actress won't be looking to legally change her surname: not for her third marriage, not for any of them. To be fair to Ned, it's not a prejudice Winslet has against his unusual choice of name, rather a rule that she likes to stick to regardless of who she's married to.
Check out a tense clip from the film below.
Set in 1987, Labor Day follows a mother’s unwilling entry into the criminal world by harbouring a fugitive that comes to her, bleeding, asking for help. Another film propelled into the news by its screening at the Toronto Film Festival, director Jason Reitman won’t be enamoured by the critical response so far.
The Telegraph ponder the question: “Jason Reitman's latest film Labor Day has craft, care and sensitivity. So why does it feel so counterfeit,” before going on to answer it. “Here, adapting a 2009 novel by Joyce Maynard, he lapses instead into a sun-kissed emotional monotone, and more or less sets up camp,” they say.
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Adele Wheeler is the single mother of 13-year-old Henry and suffers from depression, rarely leaving her house except for reasons she can't avoid. One of those reasons arises when she has to take Henry last minute school shopping over the Labor Day weekend at the end of the summer. Whilst out, they bump into Frank; a not so cuddly looking man who is bleeding profusely and asks for their help. Adele and Henry are hesitant to come to his aid, but eventually drive him to their home where the situation takes a strange turn when they become his hostages. It turns out that Frank is a convicted killer who has escaped jail and is desperate to get on the move in spite of his injuries. Initially terrified, Adele and Henry soon realise that they are not in any danger and help him win freedom once again.
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The film's premiere at Toronto Film Festival caused some uncomfortable moments for Winslet.
Kate Winslet honored the unwritten Hollywood tradition of stars not staying to watch the premieres of their own films and skipped out on the Toronto Film Festival showing of Labor Day. However, while many actors are simply not interested in seeing themselves on screen, Winslet not attending was intentional and related to the actress’s own pregnancy, as she revealed during a rather awkward exchange at the post-screening Q&A.
Jason Reitman's Labor Day premiered at TIFF this weekend, but not without some controversy.
The film, directed by Jason Reitman, stars Winslet as the troubled and reclusive Adele. Her character in the film is pregnant and, without giving too much away, the intense drama features some childbirth-related moments, which quickly became the subject of discussion after the screening. While most were hesitant to bring up the topic around the visibly pregnant Winslet, one apparently foreign journalist broached the question rather indelicately. According to Entertainment Weekly, the interviewer asked: “In the screen, the pregnancies go so bad. Had you ever thought about you such a hard story in real life.”
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Actress Shailene Woodley will take the lead role in dystopian sci fi movie Divergent in a film that showed at Comic-Con 2013.
She may have had a crushing Amazing Spiderman 2 rejection to deal with but Shailene Woodley has been picked up my a new and exciting action franchise, Divergent, that will see the young actress play a teenager caught in a dystopian world where citizens are divided into factions based on their traits.
Shailene Woodley Appeared At This Year's Comic-Con.
Pitted as the new Hunger Games, the Divergent movie will be adapted from the young adult sci fi trilogy written by Veronica Roth. Speaking from this year's Comic-Con, author Roth spoke of her disbelief of the success of her fast-paced fiction, saying "My brain is not grasping a lot right now."
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In another packed week of news, both Kate Winslet and Jennifer Love Hewitt announced pregnancies, Amanda Bynes saw light at the end of the tunnel and Miguel's leg-drop stunt seems ever more ill-advised.
Kid Rocker! Congratulations to Kate Winslet and husband Ned Rocknroll this week, after the couple confirmed they are expecting their first child together. It will be the Oscar winning actress's third child, joining her daughter Mia and son Joe.
Bye Bye Bynes Case: The NYPD can probably kiss goodbye to its case against troubled star Amanda Bynes after it emerged they have little or no evidence that the television actress was taking drugs when arrested at her apartment last week. It still hasn't stopped her ranting on Twitter though.
12 different directors contributed to the misshapen mess that was Movie 43, but it’s Peter Farrelly whose decided to speak out against the slew of bad reviews that the comedy has received from critics.
The film should have been a big box office success, boasting in its cast as it did the likes of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Uma Thurman, Seth Macfarlane and a whole host others in its series of mini-vignettes. However, a critical mauling has left it with an average rating of 4% on reviews aggregating site Rotten Tomatoes, whilst some critics have been moved enough to call it the worst film of all time. As one of the 12 directing, Farrelly – who can boast comedy successes like There’s Something About Mary and Stuck On You in his resume – took the haters to task on Twitter.
"To the critics: Movie 43 is not the end of the world. It's just a $6-million movie where we tried to do something different. Now back off," he fumed, adding "To the critics: You always complain that Hollywood never gives you new stuff, and then when you get it, you flip out," he added in a separate 140-character missive. "Lighten up." Among the many derogatory comments about the film, the most amusing was perhaps Richard Roeper’s of the Chicago Sun Times, the unimpressed critic describing the movie as “the Citizen Kane of awful”.
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Will Kate Winslet change her name to Mrs Kate Rocknroll? It’s unlikely, of course, given that she’s established a perfectly respectable, award-winning career in Hollywood, with the name that she already has. And she didn’t stop using Winslet the last two times that she got married. Still, it’s a possibility, now that she’s walked up the aisle for the third time, with her new husband Ned RocknRoll.
Ned wasn’t always named thus, of course. He changed his name when he decided that being called Ned Abel Smith wasn’t… well… rock ‘n’ roll enough. Ned used to be something of a figurehead on the London party scene but has settled down at least a little bit and now works for his uncle’s firm as head of marketing. It’s worth mentioning, at this juncture, that Ned’s uncle is none other than Virgin boss Richard Branson and that Ned works for Virgin Galactic. His full job title is Head of Marketing Promotion and Astronaut Experience, according to The Telegraph.
Kate and Ned tied the knot in a New York barn, with only a few guests present. When they met, on Branson’s Necker island, a house fire burned one of his properties to the ground. Luckily, no such fate befell their wedding, which seemed to pass without incident. Probably because they didn’t bother inviting anyone.
Getting married in secret is one thing, but phoning up on Skype to let your loved ones know? Well that's a different story. But that's what happened with Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll, who wedded undercover in December.
"Ned rang them on Skype late that night and said, 'Would you like to speak to my wife?'" and pulled a beaming, giggling Kate into the shot," a source revealed to The Sun. "It was very sweet and they're happy," the source continued. It seems as though sources are coming from everywhere to give the details on the wedding, and, according to a further Sun source, they exchanged platinum and diamond-encrusted wedding bands at the ceremony. "They had them specially made to order when they were in Hong Kong," the source says of Winslet, 37, and Rocknroll, 34. "Ned says a baby is definitely the plan for them next -- and they've had a lot of fun practicing."
According to The Daily Mail, the wedding had been on their minds for months, and wasn't a rushed decision. After keeping their summer engagement a secret, they decided to do the same for the wedding. "Marriage has always been on the cards and they've been talking about doing it for the past couple of months," an insider said. "It wasn't a spur-of-the-moment thing, but they wanted to keep it secret."
The ceremony was so private, in fact, that neither the bride's nor the groom's parents even knew about it. "The couple had been engaged since the summer," Winslet's personal rep said. The ceremony was attended by Winslet's two children from previous marriages, Mia and Joe, along with "very few friends and family," her publicist added. A source revealed that, "Kate and Ned got married in a really romantic and private ceremony. They had been planning it for a while. They are both so happy and very much in love. Kate is very private and didn't want anyone to know. She asked if Leo would give her away because they are best friends." A friend said: "Kate has never looked so happy. Since she and Ned got together it has been full steam ahead. Marriage has always been on the cards and they've been talking about doing it for the last couple of months." Another source said of the ceremony earlier this month: "It wasn't a spur-of-the-moment thing, they had been planning it but wanted to keep it secret."
This is Winslet's third marriage. She had previously been married to British director Jim Threapleton (from 1998 to 2001) and "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes (2003 to 2010). RocknRoll, 34, was previously married to British socialite Eliza Pearson.
In the latest tradition of celebrity weddings, the ceremony between Kate Winslet and her now husband Ned Rocknroll was very secret - so secret, in fact, that their parents didn't even know about it. The nuptials took place earlier on in December and they had been engaged since the summer.
As the Sun reports, Rocknroll's father didn't even know about it, saying "Nothing would surprise me with those two." Though Winslet's father certainly was surprised, and when asked said: "What are you going on about?" Though neither of their parents attended, the couple were accompanied by Winslet's two children, Mia and Joe, and a small number of their closest friends at the 'romantic and private ceremony' in New York.
Ned Rocknroll (yes, that is his legal name - though he was born 'Abel Smith') is the newphew of Richard Branson and currently works for Virgin Galactic, the part of Branson's Virgin empire that is concerned with space travel, JustJared claims. He's Winslet's third husband, having been married to for three years to Jim Threapleton and later to Bond director Sam Mendes, for around 6 years.
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One of the perks of being awarded a CBE, apart from it being high up on the list of prestigious accolades, is that you get to bump shoulders with royalty, and they don't get more royal than the Queen.
"It was such an honour to meet the Queen, it was my first time," said Winslet on meeing the Queen Mum, E! reports. "She told me that she was delighted to be presenting me with my award and then asked whether I liked my job. I told her that I loved it but I love being a mum even more," added Kate, the star of Titanic, which was the biggest grossing film for, well ages. "The Queen said 'Yes, that's the only job which matters.' What a genuinely lovely thing to say! And I couldn't agree with her more." The Reading-born actress said the ceremony and honour were not comparable to the "terrifying spectacle" of events like the Oscars.
"It is a completely different kind of honour," she added. "The sense of gravity is enormous and you very much feel you are being acknowledged by the whole country in a way. There is something incomparably overwhelming about that," The Telegraph quoted her as saying.
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Kate Winslet was awarded a CBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for her services to drama, the Telegraph reports.
Wearing a stunning Alexander McQueen suit, showing off her curves in an effortlessly elegant manner, Winslet accepted her award from the Queen. Winslet's award is as a Commander of British Excellence (for those of us who didn't know what those three little letters stand for), of the services to drama. Her memorable roles in drama include the BBC's Sense and Sensibility alongside Emma Thompson, as a young Iris Murdoch in the biopic Iris and most memorably, in Titanic, which for many years was the highest grossing movie of all time.
Apparently, according to the Daily Mail, the Queen spoke to Kate: "She told me that she was delighted to be presenting me with my award and then asked whether I liked my job. I told her that I loved it but I love being a mum even more... The Queen said 'Yes, that's the only job which matters.' What a genuinely lovely thing to say! And I couldn't agree with her more."
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When Beth Emhoff returns home after visiting an opening ceremony for a new factory, she complains of jet lag and her husband, Thomas Emhoff, thinks nothing of it. He becomes concerned when she falls ill, even more so when she has a seizure in front of him and has to be rushed to hospital. It comes as a shock to Thomas when she dies; her cause of death: a highly contagious and rapidly mutating bird flu virus that spreads via human contact. The virus is spreading so fast there is no vaccine or cure for it.
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Welcome to Revolutionary Road, the feel-miserable movie of 2008. For their post-Titanic reunion, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio have teamed with American Beauty director Sam Mendes (also Winslet's husband) on a dour, shrill adaptation of Richard Yates' respected novel about an unhappy couple steadily sinking in the quicksand of their discontent.
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Somewhere in all Turturro's chaos is a story about Nick Murder (James Gandolfini), a blue-collar schlub with a stolid wife, Kitty (Susan Sarandon), and a trio of slightly cracked daughters -- Constance, Baby, and Rosebud (Mary-Louise Parker, Aida Turturro, and Mandy Moore, respectively) -- who function partially as a junior set of Furies but are mostly there to bash out songs in the backyard as part of the three-piece bubblegum garage band they've formed. In short: Nick's a two-timing bastard who's stepping out on the wife with Tula (the previously mentioned Irish hussy), a fact Kitty doesn't take to overly well, and numerous friends and family get dragged into their scuffle and forcing everyone to occasionally bust out in song.
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Granted, the writer-director has been staffing a cache of headstrong and heartfelt female characters since she penned Private Benjamin in 1980. But it's the back-to-back-to-back musings of What Women Want, Something's Gotta Give, and her current affair The Holiday that elevate her to the summit of palatable sap.
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In a small Northeastern community, Brad Adamson (Patrick Wilson) secretly has a huge cult following. A gaggle of housewives, including obvious peculiarity Sarah (the consistently outstanding Kate Winslet), adore Brad from afar as he takes his son to the playground (he's a stay-at-home dad) each day, whispering his nickname between them: "The Prom King." After a dare that leads to a small kiss, Sarah and Brad start spending time together at the town pool with their kids. Rumors fly and the neighborhood becomes a cauldron of suspicion as the town learns that a reformed pedophile named Ronnie (Jackie Earle Haley) has just moved back to the neighborhood.
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Carrey traditionally makes silly comedies for his loyal supporters and risky pictures for his critics. His career path to date has alternated every bombastic Bruce Almighty with a tragic The Truman Show, and whatever Carrey camp you subscribe to will help you determine whether or not Sunshine is worth your time.
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Soon, it becomes apparent that each has great artistic ability, particularly in writing fantasy stories, and they begin to collaborate on their own version of the gothic fantasy novel. Soon, the line between fantasy and reality starts to blur for the girls, and in some sense, the two are able to conjure an entrance to their imaginary world, making the friends inseparable. Later, Juliet's parents decide to move out of the country, and the girls are crushed. Slowly, a plan develops to murder Pauline's mother, who they see as the major barrier to their happiness together.
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Holy Smoke is the entrancing story of two zealots on a collision course with fate. Ruth, played by Winslet, is a young Australian who finds what she believes to be the path to enlightenment through the influence of a Guru while on holiday in India. When Mum (Julie Hamilton) gets word, she cooks up a plot to lure Ruth home and hires top cult deprogrammer PJ Waters (Harvey Keitel) to bring her daughter to reason.
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As portrayed in Quills, based on the Obie Award-winning play by Doug Wright, the Marquis is an earthy, dirty, jolly old soul with the unquenchable desire to write his perverse dreams on paper. He's the unflinching id in the face of mediocrity and tolerance, the middle finger held like a candle to the powerful hypocrites, and the loud fart in the house of God, an affront to restrictive dogma.
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This is a movie meant to be a sophisticated take on criminal punishment, but unfortunately it's actually the kind of garden variety thriller that Hollywood pumps out with one thought: to keep you guessing what surprise The Big Twist will bring. Unconvinced? Recent garbage like High Crimes and Reindeer Games leap to mind. Same formula, same disastrous results.
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Finding Neverland is just as magical as the story that inspired it. Not only does it perfectly encapsulate James Barrie's crowning literary achievement, it reverberates in full vivid detail the extraordinary mind of this gifted playwright. This enchanting film, with its affecting sweetness delivered by a flawless cast, is destined to become a classic.
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