Movies – New posters for “The Danish Girl” starring Eddie Redmayne

Entertainment Weekly has shared three new posters for Eddie Redmayne’s next big project, The Danish Girl. Based on a true story and David Ebershoff’s novel, the film follows the journey of artist Lili Elbe. Elbe was transgender and the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery in the 1920s.

Tom Hooper is directing and producing the anticipated biographic along with producers Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Anne Harrison. Actress Alicia Vikander is playing Elbe’s wife and is also featured in these gorgeous new posters.

(photo via Entertainment Weekly)

According to IMDbPro, this project has been in various stages of production since 2010. The Danish Girl is currently set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival this September with a limited North American release set for November 27.

Stay tuned for the first official trailer and buzz from the festivals.

(photo via Entertainment Weekly)
(photo via Entertainment Weekly)

Sources: Entertainment Weekly and IMDbPro

The 87th Academy Awards – Complete Winners List

Cinema’s biggest night is underway! The crazy awards season is about to end and it could be a very interesting night. Follow along with us as the winners are announced live:

BEST PICTURE
American Sniper
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
 – *WINNER*
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

BEST ACTOR
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything – *WINNER*

(Image credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
(Image credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

BEST ACTRESS
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice – *WINNER*
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash – *WINNER*

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood – *WINNER*
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Laura Dern, Wild

BEST DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman – *WINNER*
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Jason Hall, American Sniper
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game – *WINNER*
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo, Birdman – *WINNERS*
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
CitizenFour – Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky – *WINNER*
Finding Vivian Maier – John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
Last Days in Vietnam – Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester
The Salt of the Earth – Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier
Virunga – Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Ida (Poland) – *WINNER*
Leviathan (Russia)
Wild Tales (Argentina)
Timbuktu (Mauritania)
Tangerine (Estonia)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Everything is Awesome” – <i?The Lego Movie
“Glory” – Selma – *WINNER*
“Grateful” – Beyond the Lights
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
“Lost Stars” – Begin Again

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel– *WINNER*
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Theory of Everything

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – *WINNER*
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

BEST FILM EDITING
American Sniper, Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach
Boyhood, Sandra Adair
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Barney Pilling
The Imitation Game, William Goldenberg
Whiplash, Tom Cross – *WINNER*

BEST SOUND EDITING
American Sniper, Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman – *WINNER*
Birdman, Martín Hernández and Aaron Glascock
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
Interstellar, Richard King
Unbroken, Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro

BEST SOUND MIXING
American Sniper, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, and Walt Martin
Birdman, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, and Thomas Varga
Interstellar, Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, and Mark Weingarten
Unbroken, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee
Whiplash, Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley – *WINNER*

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock – *WINNER*
The Imitation Game, Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald
Interstellar, Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis
Into the Woods, Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock
Mr. Turner, Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, and Dan Sudick
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, and Erik Winquist
Guardians of the Galaxy, Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, and Paul Corbould
Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott Fisher – *WINNER*
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, and Cameron Waldbauer

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
The Bigger Picture, Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
The Dam Keeper, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
Feast, Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed – *WINNER*
A Single Life, Joris Oprins
Me and My Moulton, Torill Kove

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Big Hero 6, Don Hall, Chris Williams, and Roy Conli – *WINNER*
How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold
The Boxtrolls, Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable, and Travis Knight
Song of the Sea, Tomm Moore and Paul Young
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
Aya, Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
Boogaloo and Graham, Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak), Hu Wei and Julien Féret
Parvaneh, Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
The Phone Call, Mat Kirkby and James Lucas – *WINNER*

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry – *WINNER*
Joanna, Aneta Kopacz
Our Curse, Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki
The Reaper (La Parka), Gabriel Serra Arguello
White Earth, J. Christian Jensen

(photo from The Academy)
(photo from The Academy)

Sources: BuzzFeed, Forbes and The Wrap

“Les Misérables” DVD and Blu-ray Release Date and Details

Entertainment Weekly recently announced some very exciting new for those who are fans of  Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Les Misérables. The DVD and Blu-ray version of the film will be hitting stores on March 22, 2013!

Here are some details about the bonus features that will be available on the Blu-ray and DVD:

Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-ray:

  • Les Misérables Singing Live The star-studded cast and production team discuss how the daunting challenge of singing live rather than lip-syncing to pre-recorded tracks ultimately gave them the creative freedom to deliver nuanced, emotionally powerful performances.
  • Battle at the Barricade:  Director Tom Hooper wanted the dramatic building of the barricade to be as visceral and intense as possible, so he had his actors build it in real time, literally hurling furniture out of windows to construct an actual barricade. This featurette takes an in-depth look at the creation and filming of all the action on this remarkable set.
  • The West End Connection:  Meet the “godfather” of the original stage production of Les Misérables, renowned West End producer Cameron Mackintosh, who was deeply involved in the filming, as well as former Les Misérables, theatrical stars who were thrilled to appear in supporting roles in the current film.
  • Les Misérables on Location:  Filming rather than staging Les Misérables presents the opportunity to shoot in real world locations: a massive dry dock on the coast of England, a beautiful underground chapel in the heart of London and the ancient city of Winchester.  Members of the cast and crew talk about what it was like to find and work in these incredible locations.

Bonus Features on Both the Blu-rayand DVD:

  • The Stars of Les Misérables:  Director Tom Hooper talks about casting the iconic characters, and the actors discuss why it was important to them to be a part of this groundbreaking version of
    Les Misérables.
  • Creating the Perfect Paris:  Production designer Eve Stewart created a massive Paris set featuring real cobblestones and running water. Take an intricate look into the detailed recreation of these Paris streets that no longer exist in today’s world.
  • The Original Masterwork: Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables:  This mini-documentary takes a look at the historical backdrop and universal themes of Hugo’s classic, and how the filmmakers mined the novel to enrich the look and feel of the film.
  • Feature Commentary with Director Tom Hooper

 Do these bonus features sound interesting? Will you be buying this version of  Les Misérables on DVD and Blu-ray? Take a look at the cover below:

Les Mis - DVD and Blu-ray cover

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Seven Featurettes and a New “On My Own” Trailer released for “Les Misérables”

Since there is only one more day until Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables hits theaters, I thought that I should write a post about a few  new featurettes and a new trailer that were recently released. You can watch all of these videos exclusively on YouTube and I will share links below.

I previously posted about four other featurettes that came out earlier in December. I warned Les Misérables fans, if you do not want to spoil anything then it might be best you not watch these videos until after you see the movie. Well for this post, I will reiterate that warning, especially if you do not want to spoil anything.

The first of the featurettes includes short interviews with some of the cast, director Tom Hooper, and producer Cameron Mackintosh. In this featurette, they are all talking about Jackman and how he truly embodies the character of Jean Valjean and the amount of effort that he put into the role. The rest of the featurettes include  a look at sound mixing and editing, a look at the scale of the opening number of the film, a look at how Samantha Barks got her role,  and a look at how the soundtrack for the film was scored. Plus, there is another featurette that talks about how the Broadway actor, Colm Wilkinson, starred as Jean Valjean when the musical first opened and is now playing the bishop in the film. Finally, the last featurette has interviews with the cast and production teams as they talk about the set pieces and filming at the famous Pinewood Studios.

The trailer features Samantha Barks as Éponine as she is singing “On My Own.” There are also a few new clips intertwined with Samantha’s wonderful performance. Watch the exclusive “On My Own” Trailer here.  Plus, here are the links to all of the featurettes:

Featurette #1 – Sound Mixing/Editing

Featurette #2 – Hugh Jackman is Jean Valjean

Featurette #3 – Epic Scale – Les Mis’ Opening Number

Featurette #4 – Samantha Barks wins the role of Éponine

Featurette #5 – Les Mis Scoring Session

Featurette #6 – Colm Wilkinson is Back

Featurette #7 – Paris at Pinewood

Let me know what you think of the new trailer and the featurettes in the comments below! I also want to wish everyone a Happy Christmas Eve and I hope everyone has a great Holiday season!

Les Mis - poster

Source: YouTube

Four Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes for “Les Misérables”

I don’t know about you guys, but I really enjoy watching behind-the-scenes footage and learning about the different aspects that went into a film’s production. As you can imagine, I was quite happy and pleasantly surprised when I found on The Collider that there were four new behind-the-scenes featurettes released for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables this morning!

Just a warning to Les Misérables fans, if you do not want to spoil anything then it might be best you not watch these videos. How about I just explain a little bit about what each featurette explores and you can determine if you want to watch or not from there!

As previously mentioned, there are four featurettes. The first one looks at the world of costuming and the costume designers explain some of the choices behind the costumes. The next two featurettes are about hair, make-up, and the new song that was written for the film  entitled “Suddenly.” Finally, the fourth featurette looks at set and production design. Just like in the costume featurette, the hair and make-up artists and the production designers talk a bit about their style and design choices.

Here are links to all of these amazing featurettes:

Featurette #1 – Costumes

Featurette #2 – Hair and Make-up

Featurette #3 – Original New Song

Featurette #4 – Production Design

If you decide to watch them don’t be shy to let me know what you think in the comments below and share with family and friends!

Les Mis - Cover Photo

Source: The Collider

More Exclusive Images for “Les Misérables”

As we approach closer to the release date for Tom Hooper’s film, Les Misérables, more images and clips have been released to help promote the film. In these new photos we get another look at Aaron Tveit as Enjolras and a more extensive look at Isabelle Allen as Young Cosette.

Have you been following the Les Misérables production? What do you think of the new clips and images? Remember, Les Misérables hits theaters December 25, 2012 (Christmas Day).

Take a look at these great new stills:

Source: the Collider

Five New Clips for “Les Misérables”

Fans of Les Misérables will be happy and very excited to know that five exclusive new clips have been released from the Tom Hooper-directed musical adaptation. Let me just say, this clips are absolutely amazing and will definitely leave fans hungry for more!

The first two clips include a scene between Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) and Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe) and a scene between Fantine (Anne Hathaway) and the factory workers. The other three clips provide a first look at Valjean’s inner confrontation, a sneak peek at the relationship between Cosette (Amanda Seyfried) and Marius (Eddie Redmayne), and finally we get a first look at Éponine’s (Samantha Barks) classic song “On My Own.”

You can watch them all on YouTube. Click on the links below to watch!

Clip #1 – “Javert Releases Prisoner 24601 on Parole”

Clip #2 – “At The End Of The Day”

Clip #3 – “Who Am I”

Clip #4 – “A Heart Full Of Love”

Clip #5 – “On My Own”

Plus, you can read what Entertainment Weekly‘s Anthony Breznican has to say about the new clips here. I hope you enjoy all of these amazing new clips and do not be shy to share this post with friends and family! Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Isabelle Allen as Young Cosette

Sources: Entertainment Weekly and YouTube