A Week In Movies: Mitty premieres in New York, Gravity lands in London, Radcliffe talks Ginsberg, Frankenstein teases
Stiller, Bullock, Clooney and Hanks rule the red carpets at film festivals in New York and London, Radcliffe promotes Kill Your Darlings, we get a look at January's I Frankenstein, and Tarantino declares his best of the year ...
Ben Stiller's remake of the 1947 classic premiered at the New York Film Festival this week, with Stiller and costars Kristin Wiig and Adam Scott in attendance. The film, about a mild-mannered office worker with a vivid daydreaming life, won the festival's Fellowship Award. It opens in December. You can watch Ben Stillier in action as Walter Mitty in the trailer here. We also have video from this week's premiere at the New York Film Festival, you can see Ben Stiller And Kristen Wiig arriving here or watch a video of 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' cast posing together at New York Film Festival as they are joineed by Stiller's wife Christine Taylor and his co-star Adam Scott.
Also on the red carpet in New York were Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Alfonso Cuaron, presenting the US premiere of their space-orbit thriller Gravity, which went on to set US box office records over the weekend. Afterwards, Bullock and Cuaron jetted across the Atlantic for the film's UK premiere at the London Film Festival this week. We have video footage taken at the 'Gravity' NY Premiere featuring stars George Clooney And Sandra Bullock and another video featuring director Alfonso Cuaron arriving at the 'Gravity' NYFF premiere. We also urge you read our report on how studio pressure almost ruined the movie and how Alfonso Cuaron had to fight for the version we are seeing and enjoying today.
On Wednesday, the 57th London Film Festival had already kicked off with Tom Hanks' new thriller Captain Phillips, a true story about Somali pirates directed by Paul Greengrass (United 93). The film opens this week in the US and next week in the UK. Read our Captain Phillips movie review here.
Other films screening at the London Film Festival include Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens in The Invisible Woman, James Franco's directing debut As I Lay Dying, Kathryn Hahn in the adult rom-com Afternoon Delight and Alex Gibney's cycling documentary The Armstrong Lie. Click here for The Invisible Woman trailer or read what we thought of Jame's Franco's directing in our As I Lay Dying movie review. Take a look at the trailer and some great stills from Jill Solloway's Afternoon Delight or watch the trailer for Oscar winner Alex Gibney's The Armstrong Lie.
Also screening in London is the Beat Generation drama Kill Your Darlings, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg. He's been out talking about his potential screenwriting career and how he used music to get into the mindset of his character in the film, which is set in the late 1940s. You can watch the insightful video interview with Daniel Radclifffe here.
The most intriguing trailer this week was for I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy and Dexter's Yvonne Strahovski. This all-new version looks like a massive fantasy action epic with big effects and lots of dark shadows and long black coats. How it connects to the classic novel is anyone's guess. It opens in January. Watch the I, Frankenstein trailer.
And finally, a couple of months before awards season gets properly underway, Quentin Tarantino has jumped the gun to offer his top 10 movies of the year ... so far. Some of his choices are expected (Gravity, Blue Jasmine and Frances Ha), some are out of the blue (The Conjuring, The Lone Ranger and Afternoon Delight). And it's worth remembering that several major contenders haven't premiered yet, including David O Russell's American Hustle and Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street. Take a look over Quentin's top 10 movies list here.