The massive worldwide musical hit takes to the big screen in a massive production with a fantastic cast. I have been looking forward to this film for so long now, and to start it certainly did not disappoint. It’s amazing and one of the best films I’ve seen, emotional from start to finish with incredible performances.
You may think this post is a little early, because the film hasn’t even been released yet and I have only seen two slightly different trailers which don’t really give much away at all. But let’s face it by those two trailers this film is screaming out for Academy Awards. The cast they have assembled for this is pretty incredible, for such a popular musical and bringing to the big screen.
I guess with this trailer we can view it as more of a teaser trailer and a good one at that, just showing the actors/characters with Anne Hathaway singing I dreamed a dream over this.
The first official trailer for the much-anticipated musical movie version of the much-loved stage show. I really like the trailer and I think having “Dreamed a Dream” being sung over the trailer is such a brilliant idea. I cannot wait until December to see this film on the big screen. It really is going to be good with the fantastic cast they have for the film!
11 days to go!
Billy Crystal informs us what the stars are thinking at the 2000 Oscars.
John (Crowe) must deal with his wife Lara (Banks) spending her life in prison after she was convicted of murder.
This is the start of my count down of the 50 best films of the decade . . .
The first poster has been released for next year’s much anticipated Ridley Scott’s version of Robin Hood.
So far that makes two of my favorites getting a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Those two being Bryan Adams and Colin Firth.
Andrea Bocelli and actors Russell Crowe, Colin Firth and John Cusack have been added to the list of celebrities set for stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010 – the 50th year of the famous stretch of Tinseltown real estate.
They will be joined by director James Cameron, actress Emma Thompson, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and previously announced honourees Bryan Adams, Ringo Starr, Chaka Khan, Roy Orbison and Zz Top.
Starr’s honour will come almost a year after his late former bandmate George Harrison’s star was unveiled. Both plaques and the Beatles’ star will sit outside Hollywood’s Capitol Records building – the Fab Four’s former U.S. home.
I guess I have nothing better to do but thought I would have a look into the future of film and pick out some movies that I am looking forward to being released in 2010. At this very moment in time, my list of what I really want to see only contains 10 movies. I am sure as time goes by this will increase to so many more . . .
So the very start of the count down to find out who in my opinion is the sexiest actor of all time . . . (more…)
Top of the UK box office !!!
Russell Crowe and Dame Helen Mirren‘s thriller State Of Play has stormed to the top of the U.K. box office in its opening weekend (25-26Apr09), with takings of $2.175 million (£1.5 million).
The movie, which sees Mirren star as Crowe’s newspaper editor, knocked Reese Witherspoon‘s Monsters Vs. Aliens in to second place, earning $1.576 (£1.087 million).
Vin Diesel‘s high-speed action film Fast & Furious dropped to three, pulling in $1.525 million (£1.052 million), while comedy 17 Again, starring Zac Efron, was at four, garnering $1.486 million (£1.025 million).
Rounding out the top five with takings of $1.027 million (£708,071) was I Love You, Man starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel.
Poster for State of Play which is coming out soon.
Best Newcomer: Gemma Arterton
I think thats a good choice of winner, she was very good in “St. Trinians” and was in QoS too.
Best Comedy: Son of Ranbow
I have not seen this, so have no idea what its like. But it beat “In Bruges” ?!?! I must give it a watch sometime then.
Best Horror: Eden Lake
I have not seen this, so I have no idea what to make of it winning. Watch it maybe?
Best Thriller: Quantum of Solace
YAY an awards ceremony which James Bond films pick up awards. Good times !!!
Actor of Our Lifetime: Russell Crowe
Yeah not a bad choice at all. Russell is a very good actor, has been in some fantastic films and usually performs no matter what the role is.
Best Director – Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight)
Empire loves Christopher Nolan and rightly so. The Dark Knight was so fantastic. Christopher totally deserved more recognition from other awards for this.
Best Sci-Fi/Superhero – Wanted
Quite suprised to see that Wanted won this over “The Dark Knight”. But I did enjoy “Wanted”. I suppose the awards were handed out to cover quite a lot of movies which came out over the year. But note to self . . . didnt the readers vote for there winner?
Best Soundtrack – Mamma Mia!
Yeah, it really had to be “Mamma Mia!” that picked up this award, it was such a huge film for last year. Such a feel good film and the soundtrack is feel good as well.
Best British Film – RocknRolla
I liked this and thought it was very good. But cannot believe “In Bruges” was beaten by it. (Yes I am a massive In Bruges fan if you hadn’t noticed already.)
Best Film – The Dark Knight
And rightly so !!! That makes more sense now why it did not win Best Sci-fi/Superhero . . . as it won Best Film. It really is something else and deserves so many awards and so much praise.
Best Actor – Christian Bale (The Dark Knight)
It really was a Dark Night at the Empire awards . . . yes that was a bad attempt at a pun/joke. But hey it won a lot of awards. Christian Bale I dont think got enough credit for how good he is in the Batman films especially the Dark Knight.
Best Actress – Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd)
Pleased Sweeney got an award as I really loved it a lot. Helena was very good in her version of Mrs Lovett (as I have seen a few different versions).
Empire Icon – Viggo Mortensen
I love Viggo and I love that Sean Bean presented him with the award. He is such a versitle actor and seems like a nice guy too (from seeing him in interviews and things like that). He seems rather shy with all the interview stuff but such a lovely man. Yes I did fall in love with Aragorn when I first saw Lord of the Rings thank you very much.
I am glad that Cate Blanchett has the part, I think she is a fantastic actress.
Sienna Miller lost the chance to play Robin Hood‘s sweetheart in Ridley Scott‘s new Medieval epic – because she’s too young.
The actress had been attached to The Sheriff of Nottingham for over a year but when the project went through a rewrite, it quickly became clear she was no longer the right fit – and Cate Blanchett became the new leading lady.
Miller tells WENN, “The script has been evolving and changing and it often happens in films. They’ve been trying to make this for a couple of years and they rewrote the script and they needed someone who was older.
“There’s a husband who has been away at war for 10 years and he comes back, so it’s just not feasible for me to play her. Cate Blanchett is doing it.”
Miller insists there have been many other cast changes – but the media refuses to focus on them.
She adds, “The media doesn’t have to make quite as much a meal of it as they do when it happens to me. I’m sure it will be a wonderful project but this is not an absolutely shocking thing to happen in the movie industry when scripts evolve and casts change.
“Other people have changed in that cast, but the media just won’t document it. I would obviously love to work with Ridley and still I hope to in the future.”
Cate Blanchett is one of my favorite actresses. I love Robin Hood movies, so hopefully this will be good
Aussie actress Cate Blanchett is to play Maid Marian opposite Russell Crowe‘s Robin Hood in a new movie about the Medieval hero.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button star will replace Sienna Miller in the epic, which will be directed by Brit Ridley Scott.
Shooting on the movie, originally titled Nottingham, will begin in Britain in April.
Daily Variety reports the film’s budget will be $130 million (£89.6 million).