A Week In Movies: Oscars Are A Hit, Stars Turn Out For Grand Budapest, Trailers Arrive For Transformers 4 And Paddington, Julianne Moore Works The Streets
Sunday's Academy Awards topped the ratings as they awarded popular winners. Meanwhile, Wes Anderson assembles his latest starry cast for a New York premiere and we get new trailers for Transformers 4 and the Paddington Bear movie...
The Academy Awards drew its biggest TV audience in more than a decade on Sunday night, as the Oscars were shared by a variety of hit films and performances. Ellen Degeneres hosted the ceremony, giving the night a populist touch by serving pizza to the A-listers and taking a star-packed selfie that managed to crash Twitter.
As for the winners, 12 Years a Slave won three top prizes - for best film, screenplay and supporting actress - while the blockbuster Gravity took home seven awards. There were also popular wins for Matthew Mcconaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and the animated film Frozen. If you need to catch up on any of the above click to find more info on 12 Years a Slave taking Best Picture, Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett's triumph, Pizza anoyone? and Ellen deciding to get a couple of stars together for an impromptu selfie.
Moving right along, Wes Anderson premiered his new star-studded adventure-comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel this week in New York, joined on the red carpet by cast members including Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe and newcomer Tony Revolori. The film opens this weekend in the US and UK. We have a pile of red carpet interviews with The Grand Budapest Hotel stars for you to watch: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody and Willem Dafoe all stopped to talk.
The big new trailer this week is for the sequel/reboot Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth in Michael Bay's robots from space saga. With an all-new cast including Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz,Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer, the film is another must-see over-sized action blockbuster. It opens in July. Watch 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' Trailer.
A new trailer for the documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton promises never-before-seen interviews and performances from artists including Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and Common. Made as a Kickstarter project, the film traces the story of indie R&B label Stone Throw Records and its founder DJ Peanut Butter Wolf. It's on the festival circuit and in limited cinemas this spring. Watch 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton' Trailer.
We also had our first teaser for Paddington, a live-action movie about the iconic bear who travels to London from the jungles of Peru. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Peter Capaldi, with Colin Firth providing Paddington's voice. It opens in November. Watch 'Paddington' Teaser Trailer.
And we don't have a trailer yet for the drama Still Alice, but photos are emerging from the set. Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Alec Baldwin are shooting the film on location in New York with directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (Quinceanera). It's about a psychology professor who discovers that she has early onset Alzheimer's. Check out pics of 'Julianne Moore' and 'Kate Bosworth' filming 'Still Alice'.