It's no secret that Lord of the Rings and the new The Hobbit director, Peter Jackson, 51, likes to talk about his new film in the second J.R.R. Tolkien-based movie franchise he's undertaken —The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis and Cate Blanchett — much to the delight of fans who love spoilers.
Actor Frank Grillo, 47, known for The Grey, End of Watch, Law & Order: SVU, Blind Justice and Prison Break, will be the latest villain to join the ranks of such actors as Micky Rourke, Jeff Bridges, Hugo Weaving and Tom Hiddleston as a Marvel bad guy in the upcoming sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which will bring back Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, as well as Samuel L.
Lana Wachowski, 47, the transgender filmmaker who directed, along with her brother, Andy Wachoski, the Matrix trilogy, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving, as well as the upcoming Cloud Atlas, starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon — a project also undertaken with her brother and Run, Lola, Run's Tom Tykwer — opened up at the Human Rights Campaign's fundraising gala in San Francisco over the weekend, when she accepted the HRC's Visibility Award.
Iconic actress Susan Sarandon, 66, has enjoyed a film career that has spanned five decades and starred in some of the most recognizable films of all time, including Thelma and Louise and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but it wasn't always easy for Sarandon, who faced assault as a young actress working in New York.
Halle Berry, 45, was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night in Los Angeles after suffering an injury while filming an action / fight scene on the set of her latest film, The Hive, also starring Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland), Tara Platt (Revenge, Castle) and Jennifer Hudson's fiance David Otunga.
Peter Jackson, the celebrated director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has wrapped filming on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There And Back Again, which will feature a staggering cast that includes Elijah Wood, Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Billy Connolly, Christopher Lee and Ian Holm.
Director Peter Jackson responded to criticism about the format of his upcoming The Hobbit that surfaced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last week when Jackson and Warner Bros. debuted 10 minutes of film footage, starring Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Ian Holm, Cate Blanchett, and Andy Serkis.
The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Inception's celebrated Christopher Nolan and featuring a staggeringly star-studded cast that includes Anne Hathaway (Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Liam Neeson (Ra's Al Ghul), Gary Oldman (Jim Gordon), Morgan Freeman (Lucius), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake), Michael Caine (Alfred), Marion Cotillard (Miranda), and of course Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman himself, promises to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer.
It's perhaps something of a grand irony that the central dilemma of The Wolfman concerns a reserved, introspective gent battling to contain the savage beast within and given to fits of primal rage in the form of something wholly unnatural, for it is the perfect metaphor for the movie itself.
“Arrogance may not be a uniquely American trait, but I must say you do it better than anyone.” So sneers Hugo Weaving’s dastardly Johann Schmidt/Red Skull the first time he squares up to the walking red, white, and blue that is Steve Rodgers – otherwise known as Captain America.
Diehard JRR Tolkien, Peter Jackson and Orlando Bloom fans are seeing their dreams come one step closer to reality, as the official names and precise release dates of the two film adaptations of The Hobbit have been announced.