A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the Baz Luhrmann's trailer for The Great Gatsby contained ample scenes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Jason Clarke screaming. Now, after sifting through more than 50 photos from the movie that Warner Bros. has released into the blogosphere and watching an exclusive trailer that the UK's Daily Mail has posted, I can also tell you that, amid all the Art Deco opulence and Roaring Twenties hedonism, there will be plenty of brooding, too. There must be a lot to think about. more »
A new trailer for The Great Gatsby has hit the web. Let's see if it has all the ingredients of a Baz Luhrmman joint: Hot, youthful actors with well-defined jaws? Check. Eye-popping colors? Check. Settings suitable for an Architectural Digest cover story, even when they depict abject poverty? Check. Iconic period-piece story juxtaposed with hot-right-now soundtrack? Check. Multiple scenes of operatic emotional outbursts? CHECK! more »
Martin Scorsese fans in America will have to take a trip to Germany to get a glimpse of Scorsese artifacts and history first-hand. A Berlin Museum will host an exhibition of all things Scorsese, opening the show just weeks before next month's 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.
The film starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio is riddled with the N-word, but that has not turned off African American audiences. Also in Thursday's news round-up, the Senate Intelligence Committee is set to investigate CIA contacts with the Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers; DiCaprio is headed for Santa Barbara fest honors; and John Turturro doc will bow NYC non-fiction series.
Come this time next year, could Jay-Z be up for an Oscar nomination? The rapper/record producer/entrepreneur is on board to help score the re-make of The Great Gatsby.
Jay-Z, born Shawn Corey Carter, is teaming up with The Bullitts' Jeymes Samuel for the film's music, which Samuel revealed via Twitter. Samuel was clearly ecstatic over their pairing for the film, which stars Leonard DiCaprio and Isla Fisher, saying through the social networking site, "It is too DOPE for words!"
The younger brother of singer Seal, Samuel has left his mark on the music biz on singles Supercool, Landspeeder and Close Your Eyes. He has also written and directed the upcoming single They Die By Dawn starring Idris Elba.
This is not the first mash-up Jay-Z has had with Australian-born filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, who is directing the film based on the classic book by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Lurhmann used one of his songs for The Great Gatsby's first trailer.
Also starring Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke and Tobey Maguire, the story revolves around a Midwestern transplant to Long Island who becomes fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby and is drawn into his circle of obsession and tragedy.
The Great Gatsby opens in May.￼
[Source: The Guardian]
Haters will inevitably hate on Baz Luhrmann and his anachronistic, super Baz Luhrmann-y big screen version of The Great Gatsby, but if I'm being honest it had me at the first trailer's reveal of Leonardo DiCaprio's Gatsby, dripping wet, staring bewildered lust-daggers of passion at Carey Mulligan's Daisy Buchanan*. Now we've got a second full trailer full of art deco razzle dazzle and brooding glances and Frank Ocean to pore over, so just go with it and let the Bazziness of it all wash over you like the bombastic lit-pop mashup that it is.
In another major awards win for Kathryn Bigelow's latest, Zero Dark Thirty took major nods from the National Board of Review, receiving kudos for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress for Jessica Chastain.
[Related: NY Film Critics Circle Spices Up Oscar Race With 'Zero Dark Thirty' Best Picture Pick]
Also taking major wins by the group were Bradley Cooper for Best Actor for Silver Linings Playbook, Leonardo DiCaprio (Best Supporting Actor) for Django Unchained, while Michael Haneke's Cannes Palme d'Or winner Amour took Best Foreign Language Film. Sundance '12 winner Beasts of the Southern Wild won both Best Directorial Debut for Benh Zeitlin and the Breakthrough Actress prize for Quevenzhané Wallis. Ben Affleck's Argo received a Special Achievement in Filmmaking mention.
Meredith Vieira will host the National Board of Review Gala on January 8th in New York.
2012 National Board of Review Prizes:
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, Compliance
Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper
Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph
Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, Argo
Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, The Impossible
Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugarman
William K. Everson Film History Award: 50 Years of Bond Films
Best Ensemble: Les Misérables
Spotlight Award: John Goodman (Argo, Flight, Paranorman, Trouble with the Curve)
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Central Park Five
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Promised Land
(in alphabetical order)
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Top 5 Foreign Language Films
(In Alphabetical Order)
THE KID WITH A BIKE
Top 5 Documentaries
(In Alphabetical Order)
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY
THE INVISIBLE WAR
ONLY THE YOUNG
Top 10 Independent Films
(In Alphabetical Order)
END OF WATCH
HELLO I MUST BE GOING
ON THE ROAD
SLEEPWALK WITH ME
Also in Wednesday morning's round-up of news briefs: Robert DeNiro is set to take Santa Barbara honors; Maggie Smith takes a swipe at Hollywood for "treating [audiences] like five year-olds"; And a writer to pen the Scarface re-make is found.
Also in Monday morning's round-up of news briefs, The Other Dream Team tops a mostly lackluster specialty box office, while The Perks of Being a Wallflower held strong in expansion. Looper tops the foreign box office. And, a French film wins in San Sebastian.
Quentin Tarantino is directing a parade of stars on his latest - and very anticipated - feature. Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Fox, Jonah Hill, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Don Johnson - and apparently, Quentin Tarantino. The Pulp Fiction filmmaker is set to make one of his trademark cameo appearances in his pre-Civil War feature Django Unchained, which will be released Christmas day.
This is a case of life imitating art, or maybe just both going full circle. An Italian man took a cue from the 2002 Steven Spielberg film Catch Me if You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio and donned a pilot's uniform, fake identification and gained access to at least one flight in a cockpit. Apparently the age of intense airport security failed to initially discover the faux-pilot, who posed under the pseudonym of "Andrea Sirlo" before being arrested at a bar in Turin Airport.
Also in Tuesday morning's round-up of news briefs, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy team up for an anti-poaching project. Ewan McGregor will receive San Sebastian honors. Morgan Freeman and Elizabeth Banks board an animated project. And fire once again hits Tyler Perry's Atlanta studio.
For those movie buffs counting the days until the Dec. 25 release of Django Unchained, here's an early Christmas plum: A Spanish-language trailer for Quentin Tarantino's slavery retribution fantasy. Set two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as the title character and Christoph Waltz as the bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. more »
Also in Tuesday afternoon's round-up of news briefs, a new actor joins the next Hunger Games. A surreal comedy by electronic musician Quentin Dupieux is headed to screens. Reese Witherspoon boards a new romantic comedy. And a man is arrested in Ohio for bringing in weapons into a screening of TDKR.
Also in Wednesday morning's round-up of news briefs, Jon Favreau adds a Martin Scorsese-project to his schedule. European festivals in San Sebastian and Deauville release details about their upcoming events and Leonard DiCaprio is set to back a car-maker.