Movie Exclusive – Twenty-three New Stills from “The Host”

As the March 29th release date for the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host gets closer, more exclusives are being released. Twenty-three (23) new stills have surfaced online and these new stills give fans an even deeper look into the film and the relationships that play out.

Entertainment Weekly also recently conducted an interview with Meyer and released an exclusive featurette, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the film. Read the interview and watch the featurette here.

The Host stars actors Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, and Boyd Holbrook and is directed by Andrew Niccol. Take a look at the stills in the gallery below:

What do you think of these new stills? Are you anxious for The Host to hit theaters later this month? What do you think of the Entertainment Weekly interview and exclusive featurette?

Sources: Entertainment Weekly and Page to Premiere

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

Amazing Full Length Trailer released for “Les Misérables”

It is probably clear through all of my posts and coverage of the Tom Hooper-directed version of Les Misérables, that I am very excited for this film. Well for those of you who are also excited and fans of Les Misérables, you will be happy to know that another trailer has been released.

This trailer is longer then the original trailer that was released and does an excellent job of showing more of each of the major characters.  As the audience, we finally get a look at some brief footage of the Thénardier’s and more of their daughter Éponine. We also get to see more of Marius and Cosette and how their relationship develops. Something else that is quite exciting about this trailer is the diverse range of songs and performances shown.

Before I ruin too much, watch the trailer for yourself here on YouTube or Apple Movie Trailers. Let me know what you think in the comments below and of course share with friends and family who you think might also enjoy this trailer!

Source: Page to Premiere

Two New TV spots for “Les Misérables”

Those of you who are fans of Les Misérables will be very happy and excited to know that two new TV spots have recently been released. The first TV spot is entitled “Medley” and it gives us a chance to see most of the seminal characters and provides a strong idea of the relationships that form throughout the story. Plus, we get to hear a little bit of young Cosette’s classic song “Castle On A Cloud.” However, there has been no footage or scenes of the Thénardier’s released yet.

The second TV spot is entitled “I Dreamed a Dream” and once again, we get to hear Anne Hathaway’s amazing performance of the classic song. This TV spot is fairly similar to the original trailer, but it does have a few short new scenes that are sure to get all the Les Misérables fans excited and hungry for more!

Click here to watch the first TV spot, and here to watch the second one. For those of you who have Twitter, you can follow the Les Misérables film page here

Let me know what you think of these new TV spots in the comments below! Are you excited for more trailers to start coming out? Do you think this film will live up to the hype and award buzz? 

Source: YouTube

Exclusive New Posters for “Les Misérables”

Two new posters for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables were recently released by the Huffington Post. One of the new posters features Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter, who are going to be playing the Thenardiers, Eponine’s (Samantha Banks’) quirky innkeeper parents. The other poster features Amanda Seyfried (Cosette) and Eddie Redmayne (Marius).

Those of you who are fans of Les Misérables will be excited to know that there is significant awards buzz around this film and is one of this season’s biggest potential Oscar contenders.

Take a look at these posters and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Source: Huffington Post

Five New Character Posters for “Les Misérables”

Universal Pictures has released five new character posters for the highly anticipated Tom Hooper-directed movie-musical  Les Misérables. These new posters feature actors Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Isabelle Allen.  Personally, I am very excited for this film. I cannot wait to see how the cast works together and how the film turns out!

In a recently released featurette, Hooper and some cast members were talking about the new method that Hooper has decided to use to record the songs. Instead of going into a studio three months before filming and pre-recording the songs and then using “play back” on set, the Les Misérables crew is recording the songs and the performances simultaneously. This technique is revolutionary and according to the actors, it made it easier to find the emotion necessary for this type of musical. Be sure to check out the featurette if you have not seen it already!

Take a look at these five stunning new character posters and let me know what you think in the comments below! Are you looking forward to this film version of Les Misérables? What do you think of the cast that is involved? Do you think the new recording technique Hooper is using will add more to the film?

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Sources: http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt1707386/mediaindex and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwgQjfg0hZw&feature=plcp