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London’s Leicester Square played host to the Guardian of The Galaxy premiere last night. The latest Marvel adventure has been attracting strong praise for the critics ahead of what is expected to be a big box office weekend for action-comedy.
“They're the thieves, the bounty hunters and the neglected”, explains Zoe Saldana of their characters in this featurette. “It's not a typical superhero movie.” Chris Pratt – who plays the ‘hero’ role, adds: “Peter Quill is the only human in this crazy world. He doesn't have superhuman strength or the abillity to fly but he uses his cunning and his charm to get himself out of situations.” Finally, Bradley Cooper – who plays a machine gun-wielding Racoon, Rocket - spoke highly of the melding of genres, both action and comedy. “There's a lot of humour in this one and a lot of heart. There's nothing like it, that's for sure.”
The film’s stars, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, Dave Bautista, Laura Haddock, Glenn Close, Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Serafinowicz and Melia Kreiling – amongst others – were in attendance at the glitzy London premiere last night. Make sure you check out our extensive gallery below!
Continue reading: UK Premiere Of Guardians Of The Galaxy [Pictures]
But who made the top 5?
Robert Downey Jr. is the highest paid actor in Hollywood for a second year running, Forbes has announced, putting Iron Man star top of the list with earnings totalling around $75 million. It is his involvement with the Marvel franchise that boosts his position to pole – the movie bagged around $1.2b when it was released last May and comprises the bulk of his counted earnings.
Robert Downey Jr is a rich, rich man [Getty/Jason Merritt]
Given Iron Man’s heavy involvement with the Avengers team – the highest grossing single film in the entirety of the company’s output – Downey Jr. presence in the upcoming instalment, Age of Ultron, means he’ll be ‘there or there abouts’ for a few years to come, we’d predict.
Continue reading: Robert Downey Jr Is The Biggest Earner In Hollywood, Again
From Fast and Furious to Outer Space, Vin Diesel's latest role sees him as a seven foot tall tree-man who can only say two words.
The unlikely duo were seen wreaking havoc in the film's latest trailer
In what is possibly the most epic bromance of the summer, Vin Diesel plays a humanoid tree named Groot, who is only capable of saying the same phrase over and over: "I'm Groot", whilst Bradley Cooper lends his voice to a trash-talking mercenary raccoon named Rocket. Amazingly, the two actors never worked together in the studio, and Diesel the CGI team and director James Gunn with making sure their on-screen relationship was out of this world.
Continue reading: Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance
Robert Downey Jr. has topped Forbes Magazine's annual list of Top Earners in Hollywood for the second year in a row.
With an estimated income of $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, Downey Jr. shows that he's somewhat similar to his onscreen counterpart, billionaire superhero Tony Stark. 2014 has actually been a fairly quiet year for Downey Jr. considering there is no Marvel blockbuster hitting our screens (featuring him, at any rate) but he still managed to maintain his spot at the top.
It's been another great year for Robert Downey Jr.
Continue reading: Robert Downey Jr Crowned King Of The Box Office
We mean REALLY early reviews...
While we’re still waiting for the official set of reviews to hit the net, Guardians of The Galaxy is at the right end of some very positive murmurings from a certain 140-character social networking site.
Guardians of The Galaxy
If you’re reading an article about Guardians of The Galaxy, then you’re probablu au fait with Twitter, meaning you can probably get the general reaction just by searching for the film over there. But you’re here now, so here are a couple of mini-reviews by those lucky enough to have seen it already.
Continue reading: Early (Really Early) 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Opinions Are Positive
The Wimbledon Men's Final drew a number of celebrities who turned out to support Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as they battling for the Championship Trophy. It may have been a singles match but doubles were present throughout Centre Court.
Celebrities flocked to South London over the past fortnight to see the stars of the tennis court compete at Wimbledon. Stars from around the world attended with Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman representing Australia, Samuel L Jackson and Bradley Cooper from the US and, of course, an assortment of famous British faces. Nowhere were more celebrity faces present than at the Men's final on Sunday (6th July).
David and Victoria Beckham at the Men's Final on Sunday (6th July).
Pharrell gave a surprise performance at the gallery's annual, star-crammed bash.
While most of the country was bedding down in readiness for another day of work on Tuesday night, the country's rich and famous were enjoying a glittering summer party to remember, courtesy of London's Serpentine Galleries. From supermodels to royalty, and pop stars to screen stars, London's Kensington Gardens was crammed to the treetops with A-listers.
Pharrell Williams Brought A Surprise Set To The Serpentine Galleries' Summer Party.
US rapper Pharrell Williams was the surprise performer of the evening and treated guests at the annual fund-raiser to a neat half-hour set of his chart-topping, soulful pop. "We're in the best artistic environment we could be in," Williams said as the sun set and the moon rose over the leafy gardens.
Fans meet the cast of The Fault in Our Stars in London, actors hit the red carpet for Transformers 4 in Hong Kong, Take Down shoots in Wales, and new trailers bow for Guardians, the Inbetweeners sequel, the Equalizer movie and the Dumb and Dumber reunion ...
Fans lined the streets outside London's May Fair Hotel to glimpse the cast of the teen hit The Fault in Our Stars as they attended a special gala screening in advance of the film's opening in Britain this weekend. Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Laura Dern chatted to the fans as they attended the event along with Greg Wise and Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams. Read our The Fault in Our Stars review here.
Meanwhile in Hong Kong, cast and crew turned out for a rain-soaked world premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction, including director Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci and Li Bingbing. The Imagine Dragons did a live performance as part of the film's celebrations. Mark Wahlberg and his Transformers: Age Of Extinction castmates had to brave monsoon conditions for the world premiere of the action film in Hong Kong on Thursday (19Jun14).
The brand new, full length international trailer has been released for the upcoming summer blockbuster.
Prepare to check out the new trailer for the upcoming summer blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy, which is due to open from the end of July. James Gunn's visualisation of Marvel's lesser-known comic book series recruits a stellar cast in an outer space setting with jaw-dropping special effects and rib-tickling one-liners.
Chris Pratt takes the lead alongside Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Josh Brolin, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close Benicio Del Toro and Dave Bautista in what looks to be one of the action highlights of summer 2014.
In a nutshell, Pratt's adventurer, Peter Quill, gets stranded in space and unites a team of unlikely ex-con aliens in order to mount a defence against the cosmic threat of Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.
Continue reading: New 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Trailer: What We Noticed
Peter Quill runs into some trouble when he discovers an unusual looking orb that happens to be hunted by the merciless admiral Ronan and his army of miscreants. He is an Earthling; an unusual race within his neighbourhood in which he grew up after being removed for his home planet as a child. Naming himself the Star-Lord, he likes to think he's one heck of a superhero - but he's about to meet his match (or should we say 'matches'?). After being arrested by Ronan's people, he is greeted by four other alien outlaws. First there is the enormous Drax the Destroyer who is determined to use his supernatural strength to avenge his murdered family; then there's cyborg Gamora, the daughter of Thanos (an even bigger villain in this story); Rocket, a psychotic gun-toting raccoon; and half-man half-tree Groot. They may be distrustful of each other, but they've got to stick together if they want to save the universe from certain annihilation.
Since when did superhero films have to be serious? Marvel apply comedy to comics with 'Guardians Of The Galaxy', which is based on the original comics by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. The movie has been directed by James Gunn ('Super', 'Slither', 'PG Porn') and co-written by Nicole Perlman and is due for UK release on July 31st 2014.
Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse are *the* coolest celebrity BFFs around, perhaps it's because all of these things that they have in common!
Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse are definitely the hottest celeb BFFs on the scene (sorry Kim Kardashian and Blac Chyna!). The pair of stunning British models are currently the face of Burberry and have been spotted at all of the coolest international events, from partying it up at the Cannes Film Festival to appearing arm-in-arm at the afterparty for the Fendi flagship store launch in Mayfair.
Suki and Cara are possibly the coolest set of celebrity BFFs on the scene
Cara, who has recently split from Fast & Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez (some cited her friendship with Suki as the cause for the split) is one of the world’s most in demand models of the moment, while Suki Waterhouse can lay claim to Hollywood heavyweight Bradley Cooper. The pals are definitely the ‘it’ girls of the moment and are currently living together in a trendy London home. But how did the two blondes get to where they are today?
Continue reading: Model Best Friends: Cara Delevingne And Suki Waterhouse
Peter Quill is a fearless Earthling pilot who rather proudly proclaims himself to be an outlaw, going by the nickname Star-Lord. As a child, he was taken from his home planet and forced to live around various alien races, but even he is in for a surprise when he is captured by merciless hunters led by the evil admiral Ronan after he tries to make off with an extraordinary orb. It is during his imprisonment that he meets four other intrepid outlaws. There’s Drax the Destroyer, a man of muscle hellbent on avenging the tragic murders of his family; Gamora, a green-skinned cyborg who is the rebellious daughter of Ronan’s boss Thanos; Rocket, a genetically modified raccoon with incredible firearm dexterity; and Groot, a half-man half-tree creature who knows little about the technological world. Despite their reluctance, the five must join together to save the universe from Thanos’ dastardly plans.
Continue: Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer
Groot, the tree-like creature, Vin Diesel voices in the upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ appears to have won over the cast of the film. In a special Q&A session on Monday (19th May), Diesel and director James Gunn spoke affectionately about Groot with Diesel claiming the role helped him overcome the death of Paul Walker.
Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest film based on Marvel’s comic books, is due to be released in July. With fans already speculating about the film’s plotline and special effects, the cast and crew were happy to chime in with a special Q&A session on Facebook on Monday (19th May). The session followed the release of the film’s second trailer, following the shorter teaser trailer we saw back in January.
Chris Pratt stars as Peter Quill in GoG.
Continue reading: Guardians Of The Galaxy's Groot Appears Cast Favourite Following Q&A
New Godzilla and X-men movies premiere in both America and Britain, just before the Cannes Film Festival opens with Grace of Monaco. Eastwood directs Cooper on set in Los Angeles. And The Rover, Snowpiercer, The Riot Club and Disney's live-action Cinderella drop new trailers...
The stars of both Godzilla and X-men: Days of Future Past turned out for a pair of big premieres over the past week. Godzilla, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, had its world premiere in Los Angeles, while X-men: Days of Future Past, starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, bowed in New York. Then both casts travelled to London for European premieres a few days later. Check out our 'Godzilla' Premiere at Dolby Theatre - Arrivals photos, watch the video of Hugh Jackman sporting a bandaged nose At 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' World Premiere or watch the video of James Mcavoy and Patrick Stewart re-uniting at the 'X-men: Days Of Future Past' World Premiere.
But there was an even bigger film event this week in France, as the Cannes Film Festival kicked off with Nicole Kidman's new movie Grace of Monaco. The film received savage reviews from the critics, but Kidman brought real glamour to opening night. And the critics had far more praise for Mike Leigh's new film Mr. Turner, which stars Timothy Spall. Browse photos from the 67th Cannes Film Festival - Grace de Monaco - Photocall the 'Mr Turner' - Photocall or watch the trailer for Mike Leigh's Mr Turner.
Did you know Bradley Cooper was once married to Jennifer Esposito? Well the actress’ new book might just be casting Bradley in a whole new light (that is, if he’s the man in question.)
Bradley Cooper’s 2007 marriage to Jennifer Esposito was so short it didn't really seem worth taking about. Until now that is. In Jennifer’s Way, the actress’ recent autobiography, she speaks of one particularly bad relationship where she labels her ex a ‘master manipulator’. While the ex in question is never named, all signs seem to point towards one Bradley Cooper as the man in question.
Bradley Cooper was married to Jennifer Esposito for five months in 2007
Back in 2006, Jennifer Esposito was starring in sitcom ‘Related’ on The WB network, previously she’d been known for her role as Stacey, the secretary of Michael J Fox’s Deputy Mayor on ‘Spin City’. As for Bradley, his Hollywood career was just beginning to blossom, having starred in ABC’s ‘Alias’ for five seasons and hitting the big screen in Wedding Crashers. When the pair became an item in 2006 they kept things low key, to the point that when asked about their rumoured romance on that year's Golden Globes red carpet Esposito simply said, "I'm not answering that."
The '90210' actor unloads on his former co-stars and friends.
Jason Priestley has released a tell-all memoir, Jason Priestley: A Memoir, which among detailing the 90210 actor's thoughts on fame and family, dishes the dirt on celebrities that he's encountered during his long career in the spotlight. He criticises the shockingly bratty behaviour of fellow stars Shannen Doherty, Mischa Barton and Dean McDermott and reveals the rather gross competitions he and former roomie Brad Pitt used to make up for fun.
Jason Priestley Has Spilled The Secrets Of The Stars In His New Memoir.
On his former 90210 co-star Doherty he recalls taking a private flight with her from L.A. to New York to meet with advertisers and remembers how the actress' diva-esque antics didn't leave the best impression.
Clint Eastwood's new film 'American Sniper' is due to start production next month, what do we know about the project so far?
The life of Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, a sniper with the highest recorded number of sniper kills for an American, is the subject of Clint Eastwood’s new film. American Sniper will be based on the autobiography of the same name, written by Kyle, Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice. The astonishing story records the career of Kyle, who held the US record for sniper kills, with over 150 kills confirmed.
Two time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper is billed to play Chris Kyle
Described by Green Beret Charles W. Sasser as a ‘true American warrior down to the bone’, the autobiography shares details of Kyle’s career, which spanned a decade and included several combat tours as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Kyle tells the story of how he transitioned from life in his home state of Texas as a rodeo cowboy to become one of the most deadly assassins in US Military history.
Continue reading: Everything You Need To Know About Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper'
Bradley Cooper will not play Indiana Jones - but Harrison Ford could, again.
On Wednesday (March 26, 2014) a new report on the Latino Review suggested Disney was ready to go ahead with a new INDIANA JONES movie. Not too much of a surprise you may have thought, and you'd be right, a fifth Indie movie has been rumored for a couple of years. Only, this report suggested the studio was ready to replace Harrison Ford with Bradley Cooper.
Bradley Cooper Is NOT playing Indiana Jones
The story also suggested Frank Darabont - who apparently wrote a far better script for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull than the one produced - had pitched a new idea for a new movie.
Continue reading: Bradley Cooper Is NOT The New Indiana Jones. Got That, Internet?
Lawrence lip syncs to Santana's 'Evil Ways' in a previously unseen clip.
Jennifer Lawrence has delighted owners of the recently released American Hustle DVD by appearing in one of the disc's deleted scenes lip-synching to Santana whilst wearing rubber gloves and cleaning. Those who have seen the film will remember a similar, shorter scene where Jennifer mimes and dances to Wings' 'Live and Let Die' in front of her bemused son but the extended 'Evil Ways' clip goes all the way.
Jennifer Lawrence Shows Off Her Dancing Skills In The Delete 'American Hustle' Scene.
With her big Hustle hairdo and heavy make-up, Lawrence, AKA '70s housewife Rosalyn Rosenfeld, is the star of her own front room as she shakes, shimmies and bops as she does the housework. For Lawrence's many fans (and there are indeed, many) the deleted scene will be a welcome Easter egg and a reminder of why they love the fun and quirky actress so much.
The Ellen DeGeneres Oscars Selfie: did Jennifer Lawrence have the best pose or was it Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt...or Kevin Spacey?
Pretty much everyone has seen the Ellen Degeneres Oscars selfie by now; the celeb-packed pic that sent the Twittersphere into melt-down and quickly became the most retweeted image of all time. The Oscars host somehow gathered the cream of the awards' red carpet for last night's impromptu snap, which has become the evening's most shared and talked about image.
Ellen DeGeneres Oscar Selfie Has Become The Most-Shared Image On Twitter.
The glory of the Oscars selfie lies in the pure and unabashed joy seen on every one of its twelve featured Hollywood stars' faces. Gone are the pouts, poses and glowers of the red carpet pap-snap and instead we have a bunch of gorgeous and joyous actors ready to party at the year's biggest movie awards.
In case you needed a closer look at the smallest Guardian, Marvel have you covered
The Guardians of the Galaxy trailer has been out for a week now – plenty of time to get acquainted with the rag tag band of misfits, who call themselves the Guardians. These aren’t your regular superheroes we’re talking about here. And despite the fact that the team includes a green alien assassin and a treelike humanoid, the Guardian getting the most flack has to be Rocket. You know, the raccoon?
Rocket, looking cooler than any racoon ever could.
Rocket Racoon didn’t get a lot of screentime in the trailer – presumably the visual gag of him being, you know, a raccoon, was enough to make people remember him.
If the trailer for Guardians made no sense, here's the brief on the team.
By now nobody is questioning Disney and Marvel’s decision to invest in the Avengers franchise. It started out a bit rough - 2008’s The Incredible Hulk is still a mostly ignored part of the cinematic universe – but by Iron Man 3, the series was grossing billions. Now that Marvel is on sure footing and the cinematic universe has an established fanbase, the studio is making the next move with Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most aniticpated movies of the year
On Tuesday the studio released a trailer and it looked like a hot mess. Granted, a hot mess featuring Chris Pratt, but there was also a talking raccoon. It had the unmistakable feel of an 80s sci-fi flick. On that note, here’s what you need to know about GotG’s bunch of A-holes for this movie to make any sense.
Continue reading: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Character Rundown: What You Need To Know
As Bradley Cooper calls her "the one", we ask who Suki Waterhouse is?
When Bradley Cooper began dating relatively unknown model, Suki Waterhouse, back in March of 2013, everyone was a little confused. Bradley had just come out of a long term relationship with fellow Hollywood star, Renee Zellweger, but was suddenly seemingly serious with Suki, who had practically appeared out of thin air.
Bradley has called Suki "the one"
Suki, who was born in 1992, is 17 years younger than her Oscar nominated beau and since beginning her now year long relationship with Bradley, her career has gone from strength to strength. Since Bradley announced at the BAFTA awards on Sunday night that she is “the one” for him, we take the time to really delve in and ask, who is Suki Waterhouse?
Continue reading: Who Is Suki Waterhouse? Hint: She's Not Just Bradley Cooper's Girlfriend
Peter Quill is a tenacious pilot who was taken away from his home planet Earth as a child to grow up around alien races. Arrogantly nicknaming himself Star-Lord, he finds himself captured by the evil admiral Ronan's ruthless hunters during the attempted theft of a powerful orb. On his arrest, he meets four other criminal eccentrics: muscle man Drax the Destroyer, who is searching for vengeance after the brutal death of his family; the rebellious cyborg Gamora, whose father is Ronan's boss Thanos; a weapon toting, genetically modified racoon named Rocket with better gun skills than most humans; and, the latter's accomplice, tree man Groot. Soon, the group decide to band together in order to protect their galaxy after discovering what the orb is really about to be used for.
Continue: Guardians Of The Galaxy - Teaser Trailer
The actor admits why he had to ditch the underwear when he met the president.
Bradley Cooper has revealed that he attended a White House state dinner in honour of the French President Francois Hollande...completely commando. The 39-year-old actor told Ellen that he met President Barack Obama and other state officials whilst he wasn't wearing any underwear. That's not the only reason the event was particularly uncomfortable at the event: he admitted to wearing a tuxedo so tight he could barely breathe.
Bradley Cooper Has Revealed He Went Commando At A Formal White House Dinner.
Cooper fans who know him from his mischief-making movies, such as The Hangover, may assume that going commando around such distinguished company was all part of a stunt or a dare. However, fans who have read this article will know that that wouldn't be part of his character at all. So what really happened?
Bradley Cooper reveals to Ellen DeGeneres that he couldn't fit his underwear on while attending the White House state dinner due to gaining weight for a movie role.
Bradley Cooper recently had the privilege to attend the White House state dinner.
But when meeting President Barack Obama the 39 year-old actor wasn't wearing any underwear.
So what was the reason for Cooper to go commando to such an illustrious event?
Continue reading: Why Bradley Cooper Didn't Wear Any Underwear To White House
Just because it's Valentines day doesn't mean you need to watch Ryan Gosling.
Valentine's Day movies don't have to be so formulaic you know. Whether you love it or hate it there's no escaping the fact that most of you are going to have to sit down and watch a bad movie on the most romantic day of the year. If your one of the people who's lucky enough to suggest defying romantic convention and be spared from 'The Notebook' once and for all, then how about opting for one of our more unconventional choices.
Jennifer Lawrence [L] and Bradley Cooper [R] in 'Silver Linings Playbook'
Silver Linings Playbook
Continue reading: Forget 'The Notebook', 10 Alternative Valentine's Day Movies
'American Hustle' costume designer, Michael Wilkinson, was forced to make a number of dresses for Jennifer Lawrence as she stained her white dress with Doritos!
For most of us, white dresses tend to be avoided due to the catastrophic stains which inevitably and quite magically appear all over the material and which are, quite inexplicably, impossible to scrub out. Fortunately, we're not the only ones and even the terribly glamorous and confident Jennifer Lawrence is not immune from destroying her wardrobe, even on a film set.
The cast of American Hustle, Jennifer Lawrence's pristine white dress can be seen on the far right.
Lawrence's white dress in American Hustle was the victim of Doritos stains and on more than one occasion. As a result, the film's costume designer Michael Wilkinson was forced to make a number of dresses for the clumsy star. Wilkinson, who is nominated for an Oscar for his work on American Hustle, was recently interviewed by Vanity Fair and he joked about Lawrence's junk food habits. He said "Jennifer Lawrence is a very, let's say, raw and intuitive young lady, and she's not against eating Doritos and snack food in her costume. So we were glad that we had a couple [of backups]."
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Stained 'American Hustle' Dress With Doritos!
Bradley Cooper will return to Broadway, after an eight year absence, to star as John Merrick in a revival of Bernard Pomerance's 'The Elephant Man'.
Bradley Cooper will be returning to the stage this fall!
The 39 year-old has landed the lead role in a revival of Bernard Pomerance's 'The Elephant Man'.
Cooper, who hasn't performed on Broadway in eight years, will play John Merrick, an English man with severe deformities, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Continue reading: Bradley Cooper Returns To Broadway For 'The Elephant Man' Production
See below for a full list of nominations
The Bafta nominations didn’t really throw up any surprises, with many of the year’s top actors, directors and films being recognised. The constant metronome of: ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ still chimes away; the Oscar favourites are set to do battle.
Gravity is leading the way with 11 Bafta nominations
So 'Gravity' leads the way with 11 nominations; it’ll go up against '12 Years a Slave' in the Best Film Category as well as 'American Hustle', 'Captain Phillips' and 'Philomena', a film the Alfonso Cuaron space thriller must also beat to win Outstanding British Film gong. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', 'Rush', 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'The Selfish Giant' make up that category.
Jennifer Lawrence had an amazing year, and it looks like 2014 is going to be just as successful.
2013 has come to an end, and it appears Jennifer Lawrence landed atop almost every list at the end of the year. The latest has her as the most bankable actress of 2013.
Jennifer Lawrence after accepting her Oscar for Best Actress
According to Variety, the 2013 box office is set to reach all kinds of records, and Lawrence can be credited for an important part of that. The actress appeared in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and American Hustle, and that was only in the last two months of the year.
An unusual number of complex, well-acted movies made 2013 a very strong year at the cinema...
10. Behind The Candelabra - Sadly consigned to TV in America, this Liberace biopic's lavish production design deserves to be projected on the biggest screen possible. As do great performances from Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and a hilarious Rob Lowe.
Read our 'Behind The Candelabra' Review
Watch 'Behind The Candelabra' Trailer
Continue reading: 10 Best Films Of 2013
Despite the time-frame of movie, female characters are strong and active instead of passive.
And while their roles in American Hustle can’t be described as dominant, neither are they submissive and meek. Lawrence plays a housewife – an odd sentence to follow up an opening paragraph that hints at forward thinking and equality – but that she does.
American Hustle is all about Jennifer Lawrence.
Jennifer Lawrence is winning all the plaudits for her latest movie, David O'Russell's comedy-drama American Hustle. The film itself is a star-studded 1970s set epic and the critics universally agree that it will be amongst those vying for the major awards in early 2014.
Jennifer Lawrence [R] Turns In Another Oscar-worthy Performance in 'American Hustle'
It follows the story of a brilliant con man named Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) who, along with partner Sydney (Amy Adams) is forced to work for an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) who pushes them into the dangerous world of Jersey mafiosi. The operation becomes more wide-reaching and Irving's wife (Lawrence) threatens to derail the entire thing.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Delivers Oscar-worthy Performance In 'American Hustle'
Hollywood stardom hasn't always been within reach of the 'American Hustle' star.
Judging by his many jerk or frat guy role, you'd think that GQ's January cover star, Bradley Cooper, would be more at home between the pages of a magazine than any serious literary material. To accompany a suave photo shoot, the actor gave an interview that'll make you think twice the next time you question the Silver Linings Playbook star's acting ability.
It Hasn't All Been A Smooth Ride For The Charming Hollywood Actor.
It's Hollywood's best kept secret that Cooper, 38, has never played a character who is as smart as the real life actor. Whether he's playing the hot-headed antagonist in Wedding Crashers, the party-hard groom in The Hangover or the drug-taking stockbroker in Limitless, Bradley Cooper is not known for his thoroughly nice characters.
Bradley Cooper reveals to GQ magazine the struggles of his alcohol and drug addiction as well as wanting to kill himself while working on the 'Alias' set.
Thoughts Bradley Cooper is one of Hollywood's most talented actor's, from starring in such films as 'Silver Linings Playbook', 'Limitless' and the hilarious 'Hangover' trilogy.
But like all stars in show business, you have to start somewhere and usually it is at the bottom.
Cooper began as a struggling young actor on NBC's 'Alias' with a supporting role opposite Jennifer Garner.
Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale, the leading male actors in crime drama film 'American Hustle', are spotted at the New York screening held at the Ziegfeld Theater. The duo play crime-fighting partners Richie DiMaso and Irving Rosenfeld respectively, who set out to uncover the corrupt international leaders and their dangerous mafia connections.
Superstar cast, brilliant director - it's statuettes all round for sure, right?
A late entry to the 2013 awards race, David O. Russell's American Hustle is emerging as a force to reckon with. The film reunites Russell with Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence, who both won Oscars working with him in the past.
Hustle completes a remarkable trilogy for O Russell, a man who came to the party late and didn’t fight his feet right away.
Continue reading: American Hustle Is Ready For The Oscars With Precursors Sewn Up
The Hustle wardrobe team pulled a cracker creating that perfect bad-taste 70s chic.
American Hustle may have received lashings of praise for its dark humour, gripping premise and whip-cracking plot but none of that would have mattered had the seventies era scene not been set so perfectly with a mixture of big bouffants, gargantuan glasses and skimpy stylings.
The American Hustle gang look imperiously 70s in their getup
Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale each give storming performances in a movie that has already brought excited Oscars chatter but it must be said: the fashion is hilariously and unapologetically 70s bad-taste.
Continue reading: American Hustle Fashion A Mixture Of 70s Playboy And Vintage Gucci
The frontrunners and outsiders for the Golden Globes 2014
The Golden Globes won’t be handed out until January 12th, but with the nominees freshly announced, a set of odds have already been priced up by Paddy Power, meaning you can start speculating with a few to accumulating post haste. But what are you going to place your hard-earned cash on?
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Soloman Northrup in 12 Years a Slave
Kicking off with the big one, Best Drama, and it looks as though 12 Years a Slave will pick up the Grammy as a precursor to an awesome Oscars performance. The Steve McQueen directed, Chiwetel Ejiofor-starring slavery epic has stunned the critics, and odds of 4/11 make it the favourite.
David O. Russell deploys his deranged genius to explore the real events behind Abscam, cleverly focussing on the inter-relationships rather than the details of the elaborate sting operation. So under the wild 1970s hair and costumes, we have a series of characters who are never very likeable but are still hugely engaging. Which makes this one of the most prickly, exhilarating movies of the year.
As the opening caption says, "Some of this actually happened". It's set in 1978 New York, where lowlife conman Irving (Bale) is making a decent living with his girlfriend Sydney (Adams). Although his wife Rosalyn (Lawrence) knows something is up. Things get even more complicated when Irving and Sydney are cornered by FBI agent Richie (Cooper) and forced to co-operate in a complex scam to entrap mobsters and dirty politicians, including the likeable Mayor Polito (Renner), with whom Irving strikes up a friendship. As things develop, the sting continually threatens to spin crazily out of control. And Irving starts to worry that Sydney is getting far too close to Richie.
Intriguingly, even as the story gets more and more insane, Russell keeps the story grounded in the characters and the way they interact with each other. So their shifting relationships, power struggles and internal jealousies take centre stage, blurring the details of the undercover operation into the background. This may annoy viewers who want clear insight into Abscam, but it makes the movie much more involving. And it gives the actors a lot to work with. Each of them delivers a powerhouse performance that blends the character's distinct physicality with a complex inner life.
Continue reading: American Hustle Review
'American Hustle' may have gone down a storm with critics but its leading ladies took issues with certain aspects of the styling.
American Hustle, the latest movie from Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell, is quickly picking up speed before its big release this weekend with scores of gleaming reviews, a dazzling trailer, an enthralling promise and an inviting 1970s dresscode.
They May Look Comfortable & Carefree But 'American Hustle' Posed A Costume Challenge.
The movie follows Christian Bale's heavy and resentful Irv Rosenfeld, one of the most talented con artists in the world married to single mother Rosalyn Rosenfeld, played with emotional sincerity by Jennifer Lawrence. However, Irv is passionately in love with his mistress and business partner, Sydney Prosser, who is played by the ever brilliant and seductive Amy Adams.
'American Hustle' could be the movie of the year.
American Hustle may be one of the most-anticipated films of this holiday season. But no film can survive on star power alone, and it looks like this one has so much more. We started getting excited about this movie when we watched the latest clips.
The stars in American Hustle are seemingly never-ending, with Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and others leading the cast. But many reviewers agree that the stars only add to the great story, loosely based on the Abscam case of the 1970s.
Continue reading: 'American Hustle' Offers So Much More Than Simply Star Power
Come on, jump aboard the bandwagon before it's too late.
We’re going to stick our necks out and say American Hustle is guaranteed an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. And we’re not sticking it out very far; David O Russell’s stylish thriller/dark comedy completes a trio of ‘comeback’ films, starting with The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook.
‘Hustle's’ New York Critics Circle award for Best Film saw its odds shorten dramatically for The Oscars – it’s now second favourite only to 12 Years a Slave, which has been considered a frontrunner ever since it was announced. And now that the film’s reviews have been filed, its chances look even better. The critics have waxed lyrical in their respective outlets, culminating in a 95% rating on review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes.
Does Hustle's win suggest an Oscars triumph? We delve into the record books to find out
The reviews haven’t been filed yet, but American Hustle is already shaping up to be one of 2013’s best films. But who didn’t see that coming? David O Russell working with Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams and Christian Bale once again – the only thing ready to take this film down was it’s own pressure.
Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper in American Hustle
By now, the size of the Oscars gang has all but taken shape; Gravity, Captain Phillips, Blue Jasmine, 12 Years a Slave, Saving Mr. Banks and The Wolf of Wall Street are all in line for nominations, and following American Hustle’s win in the New York Film Critics Circle, its addition to the list is inevitable.
Check out the brilliant clips for 'American Hustle' below.
We’re edging ever closer to David O Russell’s follow up to the much-celebrated Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, but it’s not quite here yet. In fact, it’s over two weeks until the US get hold of it, while the UK have to stay patient until January 3rd, 2014. So in the meantime, here are some cool clips from the movie.
American Hustle sees O Russell combine with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence again, but the reunification story doesn’t stop there: Christian Bale and Amy Adams also return to work with the director, after their success on The Fighter, which also starred Mark Wahlberg, a sequel for which is in the works.
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Irving Rosenfeld is a conman whose impressively deft criminal exploits have eluded authorities for years. However, when he finds himself forced to use his talents for good as he is roped into an FBI sting operation led by the unhinged agent Richie DiMasom, he finds his life of partying, drinking and squandering money under massive threat. He must use his fraudulent cunning to reveal the seriously corrupt crusades of Carmine Polito, the Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, whose power cast spreads much further than his constituency. Irving is helped by the seductive but dangerous Sydney Prosser who soon becomes less of a business partner and more of a mistress. As their relationship deepens, however, they arouse the suspicions of Irving's gregarious but unbalanced wife Rosalyn who threatens their whole operation with her lethal jealousy and deadly rage.
'American Hustle' is a high-stakes gangster thriller directed and co-written by the Oscar nominated David O. Russell ('Silver Linings Playbook', 'I Heart Huckabees', 'Three Kings') alongside writer Eric Singer ('The International'). Featuring a talented award-winning cast (some of whom O'Russell has previously worked with with much success), the flick is set to hit the big screen on December 18th 2013 in the US.
Can American Hustle repeat the success of Silver Linings?
So by now we should all agree that Jennifer Lawrence can play any character, right? She’s equally believable as the teenage leader of a rebellion, as a mentally unstable 20-something widow and now, as a bored New Jersey housewife in the newly released clip from David O’Russell’s American Hustle.
So Lawrence can play anything, right?
The clip shows 23-year-old Lawrence star opposite Christian Bale, who apparently plays a low-rent con man. The film is set in the 70s and is something of a Silver Linings Playbook reunion. Besides featuring Lawrence and being directed by Silver Linings’ O’Russell, American Hustle’s cast also includes Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper, according to MTV News. Rounding out the cast is Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, with supporting performances from Louis C.K., Michael Pena and Jack Huston.
The director has been presented with legal papers by the producers of 'Jane Got A Gun' after leaving them high and dry
Lynne Ramsay is being taken to court by the producers of the oft-troubled Western Jane Got Her Gun, starring (supposedly at least) Natalie Portman. Ramsay walked out on the project a day before shooting was scheduled to begin, placing the picture in limbo until a replacement was eventually found. The lawsuit goes on to claim that Lynne was drunk and abusive on the set.
Ramsay reportedly left the project the day before shooting was due to begin
The court papers, acquired by The Hollywood Reporter, were filed in a New Mexico court this week and state that Ramsay was paid $750,000 to work on the screenplay for the film and direct, but she dropped out of the project at the last minute without warning. The producers are now claiming that her sudden abandoning of the project was not off character either, as the Scottish director was supposedly highly unprofessional on set, drinking and abusing staff before filming had even begun.
Continue reading: Lynne Ramsay Sued By Movie Bosses After Ditching Natalie Portman Western
Whilst running a con, being anonymous is very important. Keeping past operations secret and your personal life out of reach from potential targets is just as important as running the actual hustle. For years Irving Rosenfeld has been a con at the top of his game, evading arrest by the police and capture by past marks but all that could quite easily change when he and his business partner, Sydney Prosser, are recruited by an unruly FBI officer Richie DiMaso.
The target Rosenfeld has to hit is one even cons wouldn't usually mess with, an elected mayor the FBI believe to be dirty. Mafia connections and lots of Laundered money are the least of Rosenfeld worries, when his wife might just become an accidental chink in their armour.
Set in the 1970's the films screenplay was written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell and is loosely based on a real sting operation named Abscam which lead to the arrest and conviction of a number of elected officials.
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'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is sexiest movie star according to Empire poll, with Emma Watson landing the sexiest female star title.
The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star isn't the most likely sex symbol of Hollywood, but the Brit definitely proved to be best after he was picked by 50,000 more fans than any of the other movie screen hotties. Perhaps the people of the world prefer the mysterious, intelligent look these days - or maybe it's just the accent as 'The Avengers' star Tom Hiddleston came in at second place.
We're surprised at the outcome as 'Man Of Steel' hunk Henry Cavill and 'The Place Beyond the Pines' cutie Ryan Gosling looked like dead certs to receive the honour, with the latter's numerous onscreen romances (we all remember 'The Notebook') and the former's portrayal of Superman, one of the most charming characters ever created.
In a Marvel double whammy, Cooper's confirmed talks also came with the news that Elizabeth Olsen is in negotiations to play the Scarlet Witch in 'Avengers 2'
Marvel studios have two highly anticipated superhero ensemble films coming out in the next few years, with Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron heading to the big screen in the next two years. With casting for both movies almost under wraps, the Disney-owned company is just adding the finishing touches to the films, including finalising the full cast; enter Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Olsen, who are the latest names to be strongly linked with a role in one of the films.
Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Olsen are both in talks with Marvel to star in their upcoming films
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper is in talks with Marvel Studios to voice the character Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, whilst Olsen is in discussions with Joss Whedon and co. to play the villainous Scarlet Witch in the sequel to The Avengers. Olsen's involvement was first announced by Bleeding Cool on Tuesday (20 August) before being confirmed by THR, with Cooper's involvement with GotG being first announced in Latino Review on Thursday (22 August). Marvel have made no comment on the potential appointments just yet.
Continue reading: Bradley Cooper To Play Rocket Raccoon In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'?
Warner Bros. is producing a biopic about the disgraced cyclist, with Cooper possibly heavily engaged.
Bradley Cooper is reportedly eyeing the producer spot on an upcoming Warner Bros. project – a biopic about Lance Armstrong. The race to be the first to tell the story of the seven-time Tour de France winner, whose admission to using steroids lead to his defamation and the stripping of his titles, is on. The movie has found a home at Warner Bros. in partnership with Atlas Entertainment and will be directed by Jay Roach, according to Deadline.
Cooper has been slated to produce and star in the flick.
Along with a possible producer’s credit, Cooper is reportedly in talks for one of the two major parts in the film – one being that of Armstrong himself and the other - Tyler Hamilton, the former Armstrong teammate who was part of Armstrong’s inner circle on the US Postal Service Team and who came forward and told what he saw Armstrong doing in a 60 Minutes segment. Hamilton is a controversial character, since his admission led to attacks and heated criticism from Armstrong’s camp. Up until his eventual confession, Lance Armstrong had been adamant about the claim that he was not and had not been doping.
Can Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper deliver in David O'Russell's 'American Hustle'?
It boasts a cast of Academy favorites and the movie has been talked up since 2012, though will it deliver?
The movie is based on the true story of a brilliant con artist (Bale) named Irving Rosenfeld and his partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) who team up with an FBI agent (Cooper) to take down corrupt politicians and criminals in 1970s New Jersey.
The 'Kill Your Darlings' star will take on the disgraced cyclist, who was found guilty of being a drugs cheat in 2012
Ben Foster has emerged as the number one candidate to take on the role as Lance Armstrong in the upcoming biopic about the seven-time Tour de France winner who was stripped of his titles in 2012 following an investigation into claims that he had used performance enhancing drugs. According to Deadline, who broke the story, Foster is in the final stages of discussions with the film's bosses, with filming expected to begin as early as fall this year.
Foster is in 'advanced talks' with studio bosses
The Stephen Frears-directed biopic, which is being penned by Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge, will follow Armstrong from his battle with cancer in the mid-1990's, leading up until his much-publicised fall from grace in 2012 when he was found guilty of using illegal, performance enhancing drugs. Although he denied ever using drugs throughout his career, the disgraced cyclist admitted to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in January 2013.
Continue reading: Ben Foster Lined-Up To Play Lance Armstrong In Movie Biopic
For the final instalment of the trilogy, filmmaker Todd Phillips takes a sharp left turn, abandoning the formula of the first two movies to send the Wolf Pack on a road thriller that isn't remotely funny. A few wacky moments are provided by the actors, but there isn't one punchline in the entire film. And it doesn't really work as a thriller either, since there's no real suspense.
Once again it starts in Los Angeles, where everyone has recovered from their antics in Bangkok. But Phil, Stu and Doug (Cooper, Helms and Bartha) are worried that Alan (Galifianakis) is refusing to grow up, so they hold an intervention and set out to drive him to a desert retreat. On the way, they're waylaid by mobster Marshall (Goodman), who holds Doug hostage to force the the Wolf Pack to find renegade nutcase Chow (Jeong), who has stolen Marshall's stash of gold bars. They track Chow to Mexico, but things quickly get even messier as Chow slips through their fingers. And to catch him, they'll have to return to the scene of their original adventure: Las Vegas.
There isn't much to the screenplay, which is a series of action scenes and caper-style set-pieces strung together with rapid-fire dialog and general vulgarity. But while the film is expertly shot and edited, with a solid cast and terrific settings, there simply isn't any actual humour. No one gets drunk, so there's no hangover this time. And the only amusing moments are offhanded character bits that are utterly irrelevant to the nonsensical chaos of the plot. Which kind of makes us wonder why we ever found these losers so hilarious to begin with.
Continue reading: The Hangover Part III Review
The actor still managed to get spotted by eagle-eyed paparazzi in LA this week
Ewan McGregor is a well-known motorcycle enthusiast, so maybe thats what gave him away when he stepped out of a Beverley Hills salon this week looking almost unrecognisable. The actor, known for his ginger-blonde hair, looked completely different as he was spotted with jet black hair and a same-colour moustache, but still failed to evade the watchful stare of a paparazzi camera lens.
The look is quite the drastic make-over for the Scottish star, but rather than abandoning his ginger/Scottish heritage, the actor does have a reason behind this look; at last we think he does. McGregor is taking on the role of John Bishop, the main antagonist in the upcoming Western Jane Got A Gun, and it is believed his new look is in aid of the performance. Either that or Ewan just fancied a major change to his looks and decided that growing a beard again wouldn't cut it.
Ewan McGregor still failed to fool some onlookers
Continue reading: Ewan McGregor Almost Fools Us All With Drastic New Make-Over
Bradley Cooper was quick to option Chris Kyle's book for a big screen adaptation.
Steven Spielberg's new movie American Sniper - based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle - will star Bradley Cooper in the lead role. Kyle, an expert marksman who wrote American Sniper: The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History, was recently gunned down by a discharged vet at a Texas shooting range. Cooper optioned the book himself and Spielberg clearly sees it as a strong enough project for which to get behind the camera.
The movie chronicles Kyle's journey from rodeo cowboy to SEAL chief with the highest number of sniper kills in U.S. military history. The book spent 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and 13 weeks at No.1. Cooper - whose production company 22nd & Indiana Pictures sealed the rights a year ago - appears to be onto a good thing. Obviously, with Spielberg at the helm the film immediately takes on added significance, though Cooper himself has risen to become one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood following his career best Oscar nominated role in Silver Linings Playbook. However, the most significant thing that American Sniper has in its favour in terms of awards potential is that it's very American and very military based. The Academy is a sucker for heavily patriotic stories - see Argo and The Hurt Locker - and should the team behind the movie get the remainder of the cast right, it could be a big player indeed.
The book has been adapted by Jason Hall (Paranoia) who will also serve as executive producer with Spielberg and Cooper.
Steven Spielberg will direct Bradley Cooper in the upcoming true story of America's most lethal marksman: Chris Kyle.
Fresh from the success of Lincoln, Steven Spielberg has already decided whose life story he'll bring to the screen next; the former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle who gained recognition from his country for his exploits during the Second Iraqi War. Bradley Cooper has been chosen to star as Kyle in the film, which is based on an adaptation of Kyle's bestselling American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.
Bradley Cooper will play the lethal Kyle.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news, also detailing that Cooper and Spielberg will be producing the film too, alongside Andrew Lazar (Get Smart) and Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon). Jason Hall (Spread) wrote the script. In a recent interview on NPR’s Fresh Air, Cooper said Kyle’s story “really needs to be told, and it’s also relevant on two fronts: gun control and the need to address the many soldiers who are coming back with PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder).”
Silver Linings Playbook director was forced to halt filming during police manhunt
David O’Russell’s latest movie, American Hustle, has resumed filming in Boston, after it was halted due to the city’s lockdown, after last week’s Boston marathon bombings. The Silver Linings Playbook director was filming his forthcoming movie, starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper but was shut down by police on Friday (April 19, 2013) as Boston’s police force embarked on a manhunt for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, The Guardian reports.
American Hustle tells the story of the FBI’s Abscam sting operation in the late 1970s. The movie’s production team is thought to have been the only one shut down during the manhunt and a spokesperson for Sony’s studio told Deadline that the shoot was due to resume today (April 22, 2013). The movie is loosely based on genuine FBI history and the Abscam sting which led to the conviction of a senator and five members of the US House of Representatives on charges of bribery and conspiracy, between 1978 and 1980.
The 19 year old bombing suspect Tsarnaev was eventually cornered and arrested in the Watertown area of Boston, a day after a shoot-out that left his brother dead. The two siblings had been accused of planting pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the popular marathon. Three people were killed in the explosion and more than 180 were injured.
Like a Russian nesting doll, this film tells a story within a story within another story, playing around with fact and fiction, as well as the nature of creative inspiration and integrity. These themes are thoroughly engaging, although the film has a nagging familiarity to it because of its cliched story elements. And the structure prevents us from getting properly involved in any of the three story strands.
The main narrator is Clay (Quaid), who is reading from his book The Words, which tells the story of writer Rory (Cooper) and his wife Dora (Saldana), who struggled for five years before his first novel was published to rapturous acclaim from both critics and the public. But out of the shadows emerges an old man (Irons) who knows Rory's secret: he found the manuscript for the novel in a briefcase he bought in a Paris junk shop, then passed it off as his own. So the old man in turn tells Rory his own story, about when he was a younger man (Barnes) in Paris married to a French waitress (Arnezeder).
The layered storytelling lets filmmakers explore quite a few big issues, from the way most novels are based on elements from the writers' lives to the ruthlessness of the publishing industry, in which even the most talented authors struggle to earn a living. But of course, most of the characters in the film are fictional, so we never become very invested in their situations. And the only "real" person is Quaid's cocky, leery Clay, who's engaged in squirm-inducing flirtation with a grad student (Wilde) who stalks him.
Continue reading: The Words Review
Bradley Cooper moved in with his mother after his father passed away two years ago.
Is Bradley Cooper the nicest guy in Hollywood? The Oscar-nominee is definitely up there. The A-list Hollywood star moved in with his mother following his father's death in 2011, to make it easier on her - they're still living together. "The best way I can answer that is to say we're [my mom and I are] surviving," he told the latest issue of Details magazine, "Both of us. Let's face it: It's probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It's life. And right now, two years after my father's death, this is where we are."
The Silver Linings Playbook star nursed his stockbroker father Charles J Cooper through his battle with lung cancer, before watching him die aged 71. "My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us," he explains, "It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped. And we need each other. So here we are.But don't get me wrong. It's not without complications."
Now, you'd probably assume Cooper - as a multimillionaire - had a huge guesthouse built for his mother. Not so. "She's in the next room. But here's the thing: She's a cool chick. We can hang, and she can roll with the punches. If that wasn't the case, there's no way." As for becoming a father himself, the 38-year-old says "of course", explaining, "I really hope I have that experience in my life.I saw how much joy fatherhood gave my own dad. So I hope it's part of my journey. You go through stages in your life, and fatherhood seems like a natural stage."
Continue reading: Nice Guy Bradley Cooper 'Really Hopes' To Become A Father
The full-length trailer for The Hangover III has been made viral. Expect laughs.
So the full-length trailer for the Hangover III has hit the web and other than giving away pretty much the entire plot, it does give some indication that Todd Phillips and the Wolfpack may be able to pull off another raucous comedy outing yet again. As has been the case with all three films really, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Chow (Ken Jeong) are the real stars of the show, and if the trailer is anything to go by then the Hangover III will contain all the Alan and Chow than any audience can handle.
Fellow Wolfpack regulars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha are also back, as are Heather Graham and Melissa McCarthy, with John Goodman even making an appearance as the man who sets the pack on their latest adventure. The trailer reveals that, after the death of his dad (and therefore Doug's step-dad) Alan is admitted into a rehabilitation centre to help curb his wild lifestyle. On the way there though the boys are driven off the road by Goodman and his henchmen who demand that they find Chow and bring him to them. Apparently Chow is responsibly for stealing a huge amount of cash from Goodman's character and is now on the run.
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'?
Alan Garner is going through real emotional trauma when his beloved father passes away. Following the funeral, his friends Stu, Phil and Doug decide to take him back to Las Vegas to recuperate with the hope that previous experience and lack of upcoming weddings will prevent them from getting into any major trouble again with gangs or escaped wild animals. However, that hope is soon shattered when they are jumped by a brutal gang who demand to know where they can find their flamboyant gangster friend Leslie Chow who has allegedly stole $21 million dollars. As expected, the Wolfpack end up in enormous, but hilarious, trouble yet again which leads them to question their friendship ties and vacation choices. Will the foursome survive Sin City this time round? And will Alan find the peace he's looking for?
The Wolfpack returns in the last instalment of this side-splitting trilogy. Academy Award nominated director Todd Phillips ('Road Trip', 'Due Date') returns once more with the co-writer from 'Part II', Craig Mazin ('Identity Thief', 'Superhero Movie', 'Scary Movie 4'). It looks to be a spectacular end to the film series as the foursome's previous alcohol-fuelled vacations come back to haunt them. It is scheduled for release in UK cinemas on May 24th 2013.
Mainstream audiences may be disappointed that this isn't a gritty thriller pitting the acting talents of Gosling and Cooper against each other, as it's instead a boldly artful, often moving drama. The three-part structure may soften the emotional punch, but a raw script and intimate direction let the actors find real resonance in every scene.
The title is a loose translation of the Mohawk word Schenectady, the New York town where the story is set. In the first section, carnival stunt rider Luke (Gosling) returns to town and tries to rekindle a previous fling with Romina (Mendes). When he discovers that his last visit produced a son, he decides to leave the circus and settle down, taking a job with a local mechanic (Mendelsohn). To make some extra cash, the two team up to rob banks, which puts Luke on a collision course with beat cop Avery (Cooper), who has a wife (Byrne) and young son of his own. Years later, their now-teen sons Jason and AJ (DeHaan and Cohen) discover a past connection they knew nothing about.
To explore the generational ramifications of these men's actions, the film switches perspective twice, first from Luke to Avery and finally to Jason and AJ. But the script never simplifies anyone into "good" or "bad": these are complex people facing difficult situations the best way they can. And sometimes their choices lead to tragic consequences. With this structure, though, the characters are somewhat fragmented, and only Avery emerges as a fully rounded figure, giving Cooper the best role in the film as he becomes unable to work out what is right and wrong, even though he knows it in his gut.
Continue reading: The Place Beyond The Pines Review
Bradley Cooper has taken Jude Law's role in 'Jane Got A Gun'
Jude Law out, Bradley Cooper in - that's the situation on Western revenge movie 'Jane Got a Gun'. The project appeared to be doomed a few weeks back when it lost its director the day before shooting was due to begin, (a descision that led onto Law quitting the project). Now, things appear to be getting back on track after 1821 Pictures secured the services of Oscar-nominee Cooper.
The Hangover star will play the villain role whilst 'Warrior' director Gavin O'Connor is now directing the movie, which is currently in production in Mexico. It stars Natalie Portman as a woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullet wounds. She is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help defend her farm. Joel Edgerton, who features in the new Great Gatsby movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, plays the ex-lover. Michael Fassbender was initially earmarked for the role, though could not fit shooting into his busy schedule for 2013.
Cooper is currently in the middle of shooting David O'Russell's untitled movie, once named American Bulls*it. The film, which boasts a similar cast to that of Silver Linings Playbook, is loosely inspired by the true-life Abscam sting of the late 1970s and early 1980s, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Continue reading: Hey Jude: Bradley Cooper Just Replaced You In 'Jane Got A Gun'
Is Bradley Cooper getting serious with his new squeeze, model Suki Waterhouse?
She may be 18 years his junior, but Bradley Cooper looks as though he may be getting pretty close to his new squeeze, British model Suki Waterhouse. The pair appeared to be a one-night fling after the model spent the night with hunky Cooper whilst he was in London, but things may be more serious than they first seemed as the actor has flown Waterhouse over to the states so they can spend a little bit more time together.
Bradley Cooper is dating a model 18 years his junior, like a lad.
The potential coupling didn't come without any casualties though, as Waterhouse's now ex Miles Kane was still in a relationship the model when she spent the night with Brad after the Elle Style Awards in the UK capital last month. When The Rascals frontman found out what happened he promptly called time on their relationship, but something tells us that Suke wasn't ruing about his decision for too long considering that she is now believed to be staying with Cooper in Boston while he films his upcoming David O'Russell project.
Continue reading: Is Bradley Cooper About To Get Serious With New Squeeze Suki Waterhouse?
The Oscar-nominated actor is defying the age gap to date a model 18 years his junior
There’s a bit of an age gap but since when did that matter in the world of celebrity? Bradley Cooper has been confirmed to be having a new fling, with the 38 year-old Oscar-nominated actor reportedly going out with British model Suki Waterhouse – who is 20 years-old (that’s 18 years different if you can’t be bothered doing the maths. He’s old enough to be her father! Etc etc.)
"It's new but they're hanging out," a source has told Us Weekly regards the new couple. "He's really into her." Cooper has been hanging out with Waterhouse in Boston, according to the publication, with the pair also having been caught hanging out in London last month – which is what sparked the rumors. It’s the first time that the actor – who won huge plaudits for his role in Silver Linings Playbook last year, culminating in his Oscar nomination – has been back in the dating game since his split from Zoe Saldana just before the Christmas holidays last year.
Cooper is currently in Boston to shoot the as-yet untitled ;David O. Russell/Abscam Project, which, as well as seeing him reunite with the Silver Linings Playbook director, sees him teaming up again with his co-star from that movie Jennifer Laurence. Also starring are Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Dawn Olivieri and Thomas Matthews.
Date of birth
5th February, 1975
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Rather than a sequel or spin-off, this is a spiritual successor to 2008's Cloverfield, a...
After Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, mercurial filmmaker David O. Russell reunites with Jennifer...
Strong characters help hold the attention as this overcooked drama develops, but in the end...
Restauranteering is not a profession that should be taken lightly. Indeed, it's less of a...