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A sensational animation starring Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard and Paul Rudd.
'The Little Prince' is coming to Netflix in the US and Canada this summer, five months after it's original release date with Paramount. Based on the 1943 French novella of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this unique children's drama blends together stunning CGI animation and classic stop-motion techniques.
Jeff Bridges stars in 'The Little Prince'
The movie originally made its premiere at Cannes Film Festival and earlier this year it won Best Animated Film at the César Awards in France. It's due to hit Netflix later this year but is also expected to have a theatrical run.
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The film will be released in France in July, with US and UK plans still unannounced.
It was pretty gutsy of American director Mark Osbourne to take on the adaptation of one of the most beloved works of French literature – The Little Prince – and then give it a Cannes premiere.
Paul Rudd voices The Prince in the ambitious production.
So maybe it was self-awareness that led Osbourne to employ a slightly different take. The movie is a story within a story, where in which a Little Girl, voiced by Mackenzie Foy (the 10-year old Murph in "Interstellar") is introduced to poet and novelist Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic by an elderly aviator (Jeff Bridges). It echoes the original story, in which an aviator, who crashes in the dessert, forms a friendship with a small boy, the "Little Prince", who says he is from an asteroid and tells the story of his life.
Jeff Bridges and his wife of 37 years Susan Geston made their way to the New York premiere of 'The Giver' held at the Ziegfeld Theater alongside Jeff's co-stars in the movie Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes, Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush and Cameron Monaghan. Victoria's Secret model Lindsay Ellingson was also seen at the event.
The Giver was released in US cinemas on 15 August - what can we expect when it comes across to UK shores?
American social science film, The Giver, was recently released on 15 August in the USA and is due to hit UK cinemas in the next few months. The film centres on a ‘perfect’ utopian society that lives without pain, war, suffering, differences or choice. However, when 12-year-old Jonas, played by Brenton Thwaites, is chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories, he must take on the emotions lacking in his perfect community and confront the unhappy truths of the real world.
Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites star in The Giver
Based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Lois Lowry, the movie has been produced by Jeff Bridges who spent years trying to bring the futuristic novel to the big screen. After encountering obstacles when Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film, Bridges was finally able to bring his vision to worldwide cinemas.
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No surprises in this weekend's box office, but it was a relief for Hollywood.
Not much to report from the box office after this week – despite all its manpower, Expendables 3 just couldn’t outgun previous chart toppers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy and ended up fourth in a line of new releases and return champions. The Turtles continued their reign with a respectable $28,4 million on their second outing according to Rentrak (via The Huffington Post).
Check out the guns on that turtle.
Guardians trailed only slightly behind with $24,7 million. In a slight disappointment for Marvel, the superhero space opera lost its lead in just the second week to the CGI-heavy TMNT flick. Even so, on its third week, GotG has reached an impressive cume of $222 million for distributor Walt Disney. Coupled with TMNT’s earnings this should enough to restore some faith in the 2014 summer box office from studios. For comparison, August so far marks a 14% increase in profits since last year, which of course concerns the average moviegoer roughly 0%.
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Robin Williams was famous for bringing the characters of Mrs Doubtfire and Aladdin's Genie to life. But what other, lesser-known projects did he appear in?
The late Robin Williams was well-known for a number of iconic roles and had spread his talent liberally across comedy, thriller, drama and animation. From the fantastically eccentric Mrs Doubtfire, to the troubled and unhappy Sean Maguire from Good Will Hunting and the inescapable comedic brilliance of the Genie in Aladdin, Robin Williams stamped his presence on so many films that audiences will never forget.
Robin Williams tragically took his own life on Monday 11 August
But he also featured in a lot of motion pictures that people have forgotten: perhaps there’s only room in the human brain for so many brilliant movies. As a tribute to the actor, who was found dead as a result of suicide on Monday 11 August, we look at some of his lesser known projects.
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The Hunger Games shoots in Paris, Warren Beatty films his Hughes biopic in L.A., and Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell hit the set in Dublin. Trailers reveal more of The Expendables 3 and the Ninja Turtles reboot. And there's a back-stage glimpse of The Giver, while new clips build anticipation for X-men: Days of Future Past...
In Paris, Jennifer Lawrence was caught on camera as she shot scenes for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 involving a huge crowd of elaborately costumed extras. The hotly anticipated Mockingjay Part 1 opens this coming November, with Part 2 coming in 2015. Check out photos from 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' film set in Paris - May 2014.
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Warren Beatty was shooting his new Howard Hughes movie out on the streets where photographers caught Matthew Broderick and a glammed-up Lily Collins at work. The still-untitled film centres on an affair the elderly Hughes (played by Beatty) had with a younger woman. Costars include Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Alden Ehrenreich, Brooklyn Decker, Oliver Platt and Candice Bergen. The film will be out next year. Take a look at the photos of Lily Collins and Matthew Broderick prep for filming 'Untitled Warren Beatty Project' - May 2014.
The singer will try her hand with acting once again when she features in the upcoming adaption of Lois Lowry's young adult novel 'The Giver'
Taylor Swift has accepted a role on the upcoming movie version of The Giver, the popular 'utopian future' novel by author Lois Lowry. The film, a joint production between The Weinstein Company and Walden Media, already has an impressive cast lined up, including Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard and Katie Holmes, with Swift joining the film in an unspecified role.
Swift is contiuing her push to become an actress
Lowry's novel tells the story of a utopian society that gradually appears more dystopian as the story progresses, and is told through perspective of nearly-12-year-old Jonas (Thwaites). In the immaculately organised future, people are assigned positions that they will hold on to for the rest of their loves, and Jonas is to be given the distinction of Receiver of Memory; the man responsible for holding all knowledge of the pre-determined present. Upon meeting the previous 'Receiver,' known as The Giver, he is presented with a wealth of knowledge and with it, a moral dilema of whether to remain with his current society, or escape with his newfound information and live freely for the first time.
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Taylor Swift has reportedly signed on to be part of the cast for a film adaptation of 'The Giver'.
Taylor Swift is the latest talent to join the cast of The Weinstein Company and Walden Media's movie adaptation of 'The Giver'.
'The Giver' is a dystopian children's novel by Lois Lowry that was first published in 1993. Thwaites will star as a young boy who is chosen for life service as the Receiver of Memories, and the title character Jeff Bridges, teaches the young boy how to use his sensory gifts.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift To Co-Star With Meryl Streep In Film Adaptation 'The Giver'
The ingredients are all here, but this mash-up of Ghost with Men in Black is a painful misfire, neither funny nor engaging on any level. Even usually fine actors like Bridges and Bacon are left with nothing to do, while Reynolds strains to be the straight guy in a comedy that never raises a smile. And we can feel the filmmakers straining to crank up the wackiness at every turn.
Set in Boston, the story begins when young police detective Nick (Reynolds) refuses to join in a dirty deal proposed by his partner Bobby (Bacon), who then shoots him in cold blood. In the afterlife, Nick is recruited by a manager (Parker) into the Rest In Peace Department, protecting humanity from ghosts who have escaped judgement. His new partner is Wild West sheriff Roy (Bridges), who is reluctant to break the rules when Nick decides to investigate his own death to help protect his widow (Szostak) from Bobby's nefarious plan.
Yes, the plot is so in-grown that it never takes off, circling around a handful of characters even though it involves bringing about the end of humanity. Of course it does. These kinds of movies couldn't have stories that make any sense, and filmmakers can't resist making the ghosts goofy, rubbery cartoons rather than characters who are actually scary or interesting. The excessive use of digital effects makes the whole movie feel desperate as it strains for both laughs and teary emotion, but it gets neither.
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Stephen Colbert mocked Daft Punk on 'The Colbert Report' after they cancelled their appearance in favour of the MTV Video Music Awards.
Daft Punk cancelled their appearance on The Colbert Report on Tuesday night, this was so they could make a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Stephen Colbert outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, appearing for The Late Show With David Letterman.
Unfortunately for the group, Stephen Colbert did not take the slight kindly. The comedian started to make puns at the electronica group's expense, he claimed he'd been "daft punk'd" and referred to the duo as "the artists formerly booked as Daft Punk."
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What happens when Lawrence meets Bridges? The best thing ever.
Jennifer Lawrence… pardon, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got to meet Jeff Bridges and Comic-Con over the weekend and the result was curious. Ok, so the cutest video on the internet has to be either a sneezing panda or some puppu/kitten shenanigans of some sort, but this video definitely comes close.
Apparently, Lawrence is a Jeff Bridges fan.
In the almost 4-minute-long clip, Lawrence and some of the cast of the Hunger Games get interviewed on the red carpet, but that’s not the main event.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence, Jeff Bridges: The Biggest Video-Bomb In History?
The Conjuring, Warner Brother's summer horror offering, has defeated the likes of R.I.P.D in the US weekend box office.
The Conjuring, opening this weekend, gained $41.5 million. Another lower budget film beat off the likes of R.I.P.D. which, according to reports, cost more than $130 million to make.
Vera Farmiga at the premiere of Bates Motel, L.A.
Warner Brother's haunted house horror, which stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel); Lili Taylor (Hemlock Grove); Patrick Wilson (Prometheus) and Ron Livingston (The Time Traveller's Wife), follows two paranormal investigators as they attempt to help The Warrens overcome a malign presence which lurks in their seemingly idyllic country house.
Continue reading: US Box Office: The Conjuring Haunts R.I.P.D. During Its Opening Weekend
Jeff Bridges picks up the guitar and drops the script
Sports star, rock star and astronaut - they’re the dreams, but hardly anyone gets to be even one of those. Unless you’re Jeff Bridges, that is. The actor has turned his hand to country music, and he’s rather good at it.
Sure, most of the fans gathering feverishly at Stagecoach festival were there to see the dude, made famous by The Big Lebowski. But it’s not as though Bridges’ music should be considered a novelty. At 63, he was inspired to pursue his artistic ambitions after playing a washed-up musician in 2009's Crazy Heart. Earlier this week, the star spoke to the Los Angeles Times about his motivation for focusing on music: “I thought, if I'm ever going to realize the teenage dream of having a band and going on the road and making records, now is the time,” he explained. “It's a bit surreal, doing this so late in life. The truth is, I've been doing it all along; it's just cresting now. I'm so glad the muscle hasn't atrophied. It's working well, I'm playing with my buddies, and we're all out there having a good time.”
So will Bridges give up on the on-screen career for a fully-fledged attempt at musical stardom? We hope not, not if his performance in True Grit was anything to go by. That’s not to say we don’t enjoy the tones of Bridges’ guitar, we just prefer his larger than life silver screen persona.
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Iron Man 3 is getting solid reviews everywhere with Ben Kingsley's Mandarin very nearly stealing the show, Thor and Loki team up in new movie The Dark World while Tribeca Film Festival and Sundance London get underway.
The big news in cinemas globally is the release of Iron Man 3, which doesn't open in the USA until next week. But audiences around the world are already watching Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow reprise their roles in the Marvel franchise, which will no doubt lead box office charts everywhere for a few weeks at least.
Meanwhile, we got our first glimpse of Iron Man's fellow Avenger Thor with the trailer for The Dark World, which opens late this summer. Chris Hemsworth is back as the Norse god, this time teaming up with his mischievous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) instead of fighting him. Natalie Portman is also back for what looks like a seriously epic blockbuster.
R.I.P.D stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as deceased cops hunting out 'Deados'.
The trailer for R.I.P.D is finally here and it looks a riot. In case you haven't been following the production of this movie, it stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as deceased cops who work for the Rest in Peace Department, hunting down some scary looking ghoulish souls called 'Deados' who've escaped judgement.
But, there's a twist. Ryan's character Nick Walker is looking for the man who murdered him in a botched police operation. The trailer opens with Nick working for the real life police - he enters a warehouse looking for a criminal, though is quickly gunned down and sent to the R.I.P.D and told of his new role. There he meets Wild West lawman Roy Pulsipher (Bridges), his new partner who appears to channel his Oscar nominated role as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. The souls begin to get out of control and gunfights and chaos ensue, with the partners trying to defend the world "one soul at a time."
True Grit is a 1968 Western book by author Charles Portis, Ethan & Joel Coen now lend the story and re-work it into a film adaptation. They are not the first directors to turn this book into a film as it was also attempted by Henry Hathaway in 1969 and starred John Wayne.
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Surf's Up is an animated comedy that delves behind the scenes of the high-octane world of competitive surfing. The film profiles teenage Rockhopper penguin Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf), an up-and-coming surfer, as he enters his first pro competition. Followed by a camera crew to document his experiences, Cody leaves his family and home in Shiverpool, Antarctica to travel to Pen Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off.
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