'Terminator: Genisys' will hopefully right the wrongs of 'Salvation'.
Terminator Salvation was a disaster. We know that, you know that, everyone knows that. In fact, it's a miracle that Warner Brothers managed to pull in $371 million given the storyline was completely incoherent.
Arnold Schwarzenegger did not appear in Terminator: Salvation - though he returns for next year's Genisys
Directed by the hapless McG, the movie starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington and used time travel as a key plot element. It speaks volumes that Bale's now infamous on-set rant at director of photography Shane Hurlbut was the most talked about thing during the promotion of the movie.
Christian Bale and the stars of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' have had their say on the movie's controversial casting.
Oscar-winner Christian Bale has defended the controversial casting decisions made for Ridley Scott's new epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. The movie has been criticized for its near all-white casting, though Bale says he's already looking forward to the next Moses movie to hit the big screen.
Christian Bale takes the lead in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings
"It would absolutely be a wonderful day of celebration if, within a few decades, we have another Moses and he's a North African or Middle Eastern actor - what a wonderful thing," he told The Hollywood Reporter at the film's New York premiere.
Continue reading: Christian Bale Defends Primarily White 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Casting
Starry line-ups hit the red carpet to premiere Exodus and The Hobbit 3, London is transformed into Vienna for M:I 5, fanboys go into meltdown about James Bond and Star Wars, and new trailers land for Unfinished Business and Big Eyes...
Ridley Scott was on hand for the premiere of his new biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings in London this week. Also on the red carpet were cast members Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Maria Valverde and Golshifteh Farahani, plus other guests like Salma Hayek and Andy Serkis. The film opens next week in America and on Boxing Day in Britain.
Rupert Murdoch has attempted to defend the casting of 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' after critics claimed the film's casting was racially insensitive.
Natalie Portman would add some much needed star power - and good PR - to the beleaguered Steve Jobs movie.
Despite the loss of Christian Bale and change of studios, it seems there's still life in the Steve Jobs biopic yet. We reported earlier this week that Universal Pictures had paid around $30 million to take the unwanted movie off the hands of Sony, though Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle were staying on-board.
Natalie Portman is in talks for a major role in the Jobs movie
Michael Fassbender has been hired to play the Apple genius - a definite plus point if not a little underwhelming - though things just got even better. According to Deadline, Oscar-winner Natalie Portman is in talks to play a major role in the movie.
Continue reading: Natalie Portman In Talks For Major Role In Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie
Ridley Scott has hit back at criticism of the predominantly white casting in his new movie 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'
Ridley Scott has responded to the apparent lack of ethnic diversity in his latest movie Exodus: Gods and Kings, saying that having a lead actor called "Mohammad so-and-so" wouldn't enable him to get a film financed.
Chrsitian Bale plays the historically middle eastern character Moses in Exodus
Scott insists that, had white actors not filled the major roles in the biblical epic, it would never have got off the ground financially.
Continue reading: Ridley Scott: "Mohammad So-And-So Isn't Going To Get My Movie Financed"
The British actor portrayed the masked vigilante in Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy.
Ben Affleck received a heavy backlash from fans once he was confirmed as the new Batman in Zack Snyder's upcoming 'Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice' movie, but nobody was more stunned about the casting news than Christian Bale.
Bale played Batman in Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy
Bale finished his three-movie tenure as the caped crusader after 2012's 'The Dark Knight Rises,' but he recently admitted there was a small part of him that wanted to carry on with the role, and after learning Affleck would be his successor, the British actor was left rather shocked.
Continue reading: Christian Bale Confesses He Was "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Became Batman
The British actor allegedly left the Apple co-founder's biopic because he didn't think he was right for the part.
Christian Bale was allegedly very close to inking a deal to play the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, in what is expected to be one of the most anticipated biopics in recent memory, but the British actor has reportedly exited the production.
Bale will not be playing Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic
Sony's forthcoming untitled flick, which is expected to focus on the launches of Apple's original Macintosh computer (1984), NeXT Cube (1990), and original iPod (2001), eyed Bale to play the lead role but according to The Hollywood Reporter, he dropped out due to feeling he was not right for the part.
Continue reading: Christian Bale Reportedly Drops Out Of Steve Jobs Biopic
Seth Rogen is being eyed for the role of Steve Wozniak in the high-profile Jobs movie.
Seth Rogen is the first-choice to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie. Jessica Chastain is also being sought for a notable role in the movie, which stars Christian Bale as the late entrepreneur.
Seth Rogen's casting is being likened to Jonah Hill's [L] role in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
According to The Wrap, neither Rogen nor Chastain have deals in place but the comedy actor is in talks to play Wozniak, who created the Apple I computer and co-created the Apple II machine in the mid-1970s.
Continue reading: Seth Rogen To Play Steve Wozniak In Danny Boyle's 'Jobs' Movie?
Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs after Leonardo DiCaprio decided to take a break from acting.
Christian Bale will play the late Apple founder Steve Jobs in Sony's forthcoming biopic, sources confirm. The project boasts a huge pedigree with Danny Boyle directing from a script by Aaron Sorkin, based on Walter Isaacson's biography.
Christian Bale is an Oscar winner who brings serious pedigree to the Jobs biopic
Sorkin has previously confirmed the movie will be divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple's famous product launches. The first scene will focus on the launch of the Mac, while, interestingly, the second will follow Jobs as he unveils the NeXT - the cube like computer that he developed after leaving Apple and a machine used by Tim Berners-Lee to write the first web browser. The final section of the movie will focus on the iPod.
Continue reading: Christian Bale To Play Steve Jobs After Leonardo DiCaprio Passes
Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven) talks about world of his new film, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'. The film follows the life of Moses (Christian Bale), and works on "the complexity of his character". Scott also talks about what drew him to the material, namely, the "beauty in the massive scale of it". He discusses the process of using computers to turn four thousand extras look like twenty thousand soldiers. Aside from the battle scenes, we see evidence of the biblical plagues that come from the original story at work.
Continue: Exodus: Gods and Kings - Featurettes
The Dark Knight trilogy and American Hustle star has apparently become a father for the second time after his wife reportedly has a baby boy.
Christian Bale and his wife, SIbi, have recently welcomed the birth of their second child. The couple married in January, 2000 and their first child - a daughter named Emmeline - was born in 2005. The second child was confirmed in March, 2014 before being born recently.
While they may be a private couple, they have at least apparently revealed that the baby is a boy.
Bale and his wife have attained a reputation over the past fourteen years for their quietness when it comes to their private lives. They never officially confirmed the name of their daughter, leading to a lack of knowledge about the new baby's date of birth and gender. The latter was apparently confirmed to Us Weekly as being a boy.
Continue reading: Christian Bale And Wife Sibi Subtly Have Their Second Baby
The British actor and his wife, Sibi Bale, are now parents to a 9 year-old daughter, and a baby boy.
Christian Bale has become a father for the second time. The British actor and his wife, Sibi Bale, recently welcomed a baby boy into the world, who is now the little brother to the pair's 9-year-old daughter.
Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi, recently welcomed a baby boy into the world
The notoriously private married couple, who tied the knot in 2000, never announced or confirmed that a new addition to their family was on the way, but once Sibi stepped onto the red carpet at this year's Academy Awards in March, a baby bump was clearly visible.
Continue reading: Christian Bale Becomes A Father For The Second Time!
Which films were on the brink of a completely different lead star?
With Robert Downey Jr fitting so perfectly as likeable irritant Tony Stark, Christian Bale slipping so easily into the tortured billionaire psyche of Bruce Wayne and Daniel Day-Lewis transforming himself into the epitome of Abraham Lincoln, it's hard to believe that for all of the above roles, there were some serious previous contenders. But contenders there were and some of the not entirely savoury.
Tom Cruise as Iron Man
The pint-sized action hero made it his mission impossible to kick ass as IMF agent, Ethan Hunt, but could he have romanced Pepper Potts in quite the same way as Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man? It seems like we very nearly found out with Cruise at one point in serious contention to play the arrogant but entertaining genius.
Continue reading: Lead Film Roles That Could Have Looked Very Different
Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton star as Moses and Rhamses in director Ridley Scott's big budget interpretation of the Exodus Bible story. The film isn't out until December but check out the trailer for 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'.
Director Ridley Scott has dealt with some epic stories whether it's the might of the Roman Empire and the obsession with gladiators, slavering murderous aliens in space or legends of British folklore. But now the 76-year-old director is tackling the Bible and is adapting the story of Moses for the big screen in Exodus: Gods and Kings.
Moses and the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses grew up together as brothers after the former was saved from drowing in the Nile. However, Moses has not forgotten the reason why he was cast into the river; all newborn Israelites were condemned to death by the past Pharaoh for fear of their growing numbers. Now he is enlisted by God to save the Israelites from their slavery at the hands of the Pharaoh's people, but to do so he must turn his back on his brother and friend. The Egyptians fight back as Moses defiantly leads the Israelites on an arduous journey across the desert, while God unleashes a series of horrific plagues and turns their Nile to blood. Egypt face new dangers as God decides that rules need to be laid down for Moses and his people.
Continue: Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer
David Fincher has apparently walked away from the Steve Jobs biopic.
Oscar-winning filmmaker David Fincher has walked out on Aaron Sorkin's biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs after Sony Pictures turned down his "aggressive" demands for a $10 million pay-day as well as control of the marketing of the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
David Fincher Has Apparently Left The Steve Jobs Movie
It was believed that Fincher had joined the as-yet untitled drama after working with Sorkin on the Facebook movie The Social Network, though a source said Fincher's salary demands were "ridiculous."
Continue reading: David Fincher Leaves Steve Jobs Movie After 'Ridiculous' Wage Demands
Tom Hiddleston and James McAvoy are among these Hollywood actors who have given Shakespeare a shot in between shooting blockbusters.
There’s no better way of proving that you are a true artiste than taking on a challenging Shakespearean role. Not content with raking in millions of dollars from their blockbuster movies, these famous actors and actresses decided that they needed some to shake up their careers with a bit of William Shakespeare.
Tom Hiddleston’s talents aren’t restricted to playing Marvel Comics’ super villian, Loki. The Thor star has a soft spot for Shakespeare, starring in the Hollow Crown series as Henry V as well as taking on Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse. Sounds like an easy role to kill a bit of time in between filming. Well, maybe not, but there’s certainly a lot of killing of some kind.
Tom Hiddleston isn't just the bad guy from Thor
Director David Fincher is intent on having Christian Bale play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's new film about the late Apple CEO. If Bale doesn't take the bait, would these other actors be worthy of taking his place?
Let’s hope the next attempt at making a movie about the life of American entrepreneur and late CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs is an improvement on the last one. Ashton Kutcher tackled the role in 2013’s Jobs, which only took $35m at the box office...worldwide. This hasn’t deterred Sony, who believe that there is still money to be made with a new script and a new actor.
Ashton Kutcher played Steve Jobs in 2013's jOBS
Many were not pleased that Kutcher had been chosen to play the role, perhaps they’ll be happier to hear that this time Christian Bale is rumored to play Steve Jobs. The new script has been written by Aaron Sorkin, with Guymon Casady, Mark Gordon and Scott Rudin on hand to produce. Director David Fincher has his sights set on the Oscar winning star of The Dark Knight trilogy and American Hustle, although neither Sony nor a representative for Bale have confirmed that he is actually set to nab the role. In turn, David Fincher will allegedly only direct if they do manage to get Bale on board.
Continue reading: Christian Bale To Play Steve Jobs? Other Actors Who Could Suit The Role
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.
Christian Bale could play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher's biopic - which would be the cherry on top.
Christian Bale could play Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Though the writer-director team is enough to whet appetites, the addition of Oscar winner Bale to the mix basically means this movie cannot fail. Sort of.
Christian Bale Could Play Steve Jobs
Bale, who recently scored an Oscar nomination for American Hustle, is very much Fincher's first choice for the movie considered a companion piece to Fincher and Sorkin's The Social Network.
Despite high hopes, 'American Hustle' was the big loser at the Oscars 2014.
American Hustle may have a 93% fresh rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, but it failed to woo the Academy at this year’s awards show. In fact, despite having received 10 nominations in various categories at last night’s Academy Awards, American Hustle didn’t take home a single Oscar. How was it that a movie so well received by viewers and critics didn’t take home an award for any of the categories it was nominated for?
Amy Adams failed to win an Academy Award for her role in American Hustle
The answer's simple really. The competition at this year’s Oscars was brutal. The Best Picture winner 12 Years A Slave has been hailed as one of the most powerful movies of all time, so much so that it has been added to the American high school curriculum by the National School Boards Association. This elevates it from being just another movie with a weighty theme into something entirely more important. 12 Years A Slave has made history and in the process been recognised as being so significant that it can be used as an educational tool. How do you like that for competition?
Continue reading: So, Why Didn't 'American Hustle' Win A Single Academy Award?
Leonardo DiCaprio will be unlucky to lose out on the Oscar for best actor, for 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.
Let's ignore the bookmakers' predictions for this Sunday's Oscars (March 2, 2014). The people who devise these odds have not seen the movies and base their prices on critics' reviews and public opinion of movies, actors and actresses. The McConnaissance - see Mud, Dallas Buyers Club, Wolf of Wall Street and True Detective - has left bookmakers quaking in their boots and reducing Matthew Mcconaughey's odds of winning best actor to 1/9. It's true that his portrayal of Ron Woodruff is probably the best of his career, though the Texan is way off being considered a nailed certainty on to win the award.
Consider the alternatives: we've got Chiwetel Ejiofor, the star of the finest movie of the year, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. History suggests that when a movie gains a momentum at the Oscars, it can rattle through the categories taking awards that it probably had no right to win. Nobody would complain should Ejiofor take best actor on Sunday anyway, though McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio could find themselves with little chance if the Academy has voted for 12 Years in the same way it took to The King's Speech and The Artist.
Continue reading: Ignore The Bookies, It Could Be Leonardo DiCaprio's Year At The Oscars
An in-depth look at who could star in season 2 of HBO's intense crime drama 'True Detective'.
Nic Pizzolatto put the sincerity and quality of True Detective’s story over multiple seasons of the show, asserting that a strict 8-episode format would be condusive to a strong third act. And judging by the critical claim he’s received – his creation is being talked about in the same breath as The Wire – one is inclined to trust the man who risked everything to write the new HBO anthology series.
Woody Harrelson [L] and Matthew McConuaghey [R] as Hart and Cohle in 'True Detective'
“One of the reasons I wanted to do an anthology format is I like stories with endings. I like a good third act. And continuing serial dramas, they tend to have really good beginnings and really long middles and then sort of have to hustle to develop an ending. And I like the idea of telling a self-contained story,” explained Pizzolatto.
Continue reading: True Detective Season 2: Which Pairing Can Pick Up From Cohle And Hart?
Stars often lose and gain weight for roles, but does this guarantee awards success?
Losing or gaining more than 20 pounds is a huge deal for most people. Not for the celebrities though! Those guys drop and put back on weight for roles in the blink of an eye. Most recently, Matthew Mcconaughey who is renowned for his hulky physique, lost 3 and a half stone to play Ron Woodruff in six time Oscar nominated movie, The Dallas Buyers Club. The movie, which is set in the 80’s amid the initial HIV epidemic, sees Matthew’s character diagnosed with AIDS. Matthew has already won a Golden Globe for his performance and is also up for the Best Actor Oscar.
Matthew lost 3.5 stone for his role in The Dallas Buyers Club
It’s been made light of in the past that when actors go through a serious image transformation for a role then they’re certain to be up for some award nominations. Let’s take a look at some other actors who have lost or gained weight for roles and see if this really is the case!
Continue reading: Matthew McConaughey And Others Who Shed The Pounds For Movie Roles
Scott Cooper's thriller hits U.K cinemas tonight
Christian Bale’s first foray into film since his Batman days sees him struggle to hold down the pieces of his blue-collar life in America’s deprived Rust Belt. Out of The Furnace is a brooding thriller, highlighting working-class struggles with globalisation and posttraumatic stress disorder faced by returning soldiers.
Christian Bale as Russell Baze in Out of The Furnace
Bale plays Russell Baze, a hard-working, all-American family man with a proclivity for bad luck, while Woody Harrelson fits the bill as the august psychopath. Casey Affleck is Rodney Baze – brother to Russell – and is careworn following his horrific experiences on the battlefield.
'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!
Coarse and not exactly subtle, this dark drama might disappoint viewers expecting a more traditional revenge thriller, but there's something more interesting going on here. And even though it starts at full volume and only gets more intense, the film is actually remarkably thoughtful and measured in its approach.
It's set in the Rust Belt, industrial Pennsylvania, where Russell (Bale) works in a steel mill and worries about his little brother Rodney (Affleck), who's deep in debt to a local bookie (Dafoe). Then a late-night car crash lands Russell in prison, and when he's released everything has changed. He has no job, his girlfriend (Saldana) is now dating the local sheriff (Whitaker), and Rodney is paying off his debts by fighting in bare-knuckle boxing matches. Even more perilous is the fact that all of this puts the brothers on a collision course with vicious local redneck Harlan (Harrelson), who has no intention of making their lives easier.
The film opens with a particularly brutal display of Harlan's menace, so we know what's coming. And as everything goes from bad to worse for our two heroes, the film feels almost aggressively harsh. Of course, Bale and Affleck are terrific as these damaged men whose fierce bond both helps and puts them into danger. And both actors let us see beneath the surface as their lives fall apart. In what could be the thankless ex-girlfriend role, Saldana has some surprisingly powerful moments. And Harrelson is a deeply terrifying force to reckon with.
Continue reading: Out Of The Furnace Review
Golden Globes successes brought Oscar nominations speculation this week as movie awards overshadow all other news.
Golden Globes Glory: Last weekend's Golden Globe awards set hearts racing ahead of March's Oscars with plenty of deserving winners next to a few jaw-dropping snubs. 12 Years A Slave predictably came out on top with the big gong but a few unpredictabilities set award odds and Oscars speculation askew. Newbie comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine saw off rivals to claim two awards whilst Blue Jasmine's Cate Blanchett took the leading lady award alongside Dallas Buyers Club's for the men.
Gravity's Alfonso Cuarón stole Best Director from Steve McQueen whilst Breaking Bad and Behind The Candelabra snatched the big TV awards. The surprise wins also made for some truly memorable speeches too, with Elisabeth Moss exclamation of "Oh s**t!" and Jacqueline Bisset's sweary ramble marking two particular highlights. Read about all the winners here.
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.
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