Take a look
In the above photo you'll see (from left to right) Matthew Macfadyen, Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans.
Here's more from ComingSoon:
"Also starring Christoph Waltz, Milla Jovovich, Mads Mikkelsen, James Corden and Orlando Bloom, the re-imagination of the Alexandre Dumas classic was shot entirely in 3-D.
Portman in pink
Incentive Film Entertainment has released the debut poster for "The Other Woman," which is also called "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits."
The picture, adapted from a novel by Ayelet Waldman, is directed by Dan Roos (he also helmed "The Opposite of Sex") and stars Portman, along with Lauren Ambrose, Lisa Kudrow, Scott Cohen and Charlie Tahan. Portman plays a lawyer who takes away the husband of her boss (Kudrow) and things get ... messy. "Impossible results," as the title states.
You'll be surprised
According to Movieline, the newest actress to gross over $1 billion at the box office this year was:
"Ready for some shocking monetary figures that will put your $9/hour filing paychecks to shame? According to Forbes, Leonardo DiCaprio grossed $1.1 billion at the global box office in 2011 thanks to the fearsome twosome of 'Shutter Island' and 'Inception.' Okay, maybe DiCaprio’s perch on top of this year’s highest-grossing list is not that shocking. What is surprising, though, is which young actress finished just behind the actor, grossing over $1 billion. Any guesses?
"If you guessed Mia Wasikowska, you’re right! The 21-year-old Australian actress tied her 'Alice in Wonderland' co-star Johnny Depp for second place, both with 'a total worldwide gross of $1.03 billion.'"
Actor will receive festival's Icon Award
And now, the Palm Springs International Film Festival will be handing out an award to the actor at its 2011 Awards Gala.
Here's more from TheWrap:
"PSIFF on Monday announced that Michael Douglas will receive its Icon Award, which will be handed out not at the main awards ceremony, but before a January 13 screening of 'Solitary Man' in the festival's Talking Pictures: The Contenders series.
"'We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to honor Michael Douglas at a time when both his creative prowess and his contributions to world cinema have never been more evident – or more deserving of celebration,' said PSIFF festival director Darryl Macdonald in the press release announcing the honor. 'Simply put, he’s an American treasure.'
Cinematical lists the 10 most overrated films of 2010, and it's a good list, but ... "Morning Glory?" Did people, or critics, for that matter, even like that movie?
And "Shutter Island"? Perhaps underrated would be the right call on that one, while that other Leo movie, the bloated, annoying, not-as-smart-as-it-thought-it-was "Inception," should be firmly planted in the overrated category. At least Scorsese was having some fun with his genre exercise. Nolan. Absolutely joyless.
Here's what they write about "Morning Glory":
"Why You Liked It: You probably didn't, unless you enjoyed 'The Devil Wears Prada' but lamented the fact that its climax didn't revolve around slo-mo pigeons and a mysterious frittata. And yet 54% of critics gave it a pass. Honestly, it's like giving the Hindenburg points for being warm onboard (too soon?)
"Why It's on the List: Because this joyless bit of anti-intellectual drivel is emblematic of pretty much everything that's wrong with the world. It flaunts logic at every juncture, and actively celebrates the triumph of palatability over substance. 'Morning Glory' isn't only why 'they' hate us, it's also why we hate us."
Best opening weekend for Coens, Westerns
I saw it on Christmas, and plan on seeing it again today. It's one of the best movies of the year.
Bravo to those who ventured out to see it.
"The latest Coen brothers creation, 'True Grit,' a new adaptation of the novel by Charles Portis, set a record at the box office on its opening weekend. The figures may not be that impressive to those who count records only in absolutes, but to fans of Westerns, the numbers are significant.
"According to Boxofficemojo.com, 'True Grit' took in $25.6 million over the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holiday weekend. This number placed it second overall in domestic box office sales for the same period, bested by 'Little Fockers' at $34 million. However, that's not what fans of Western movies may choose to remember.
"'True Grit' has set a new opening-weekend record -- for Westerns -- or as Boxofficemojo.com put it, the movie drew the 'top-grossing opening weekend ever for a straight-shooting Western.' The site says the movie has the highest Western movie gross overall when its five days of release are considered ($36.8 million). The movie is the highest-grossing Western since 2007's '3:10 to Yuma.'
"'True Grit,' 2010 is not only the highest-grossing American Western, but it also brought about the Coen brothers' highest-grossing opening yet, ahead of their previous highest-opening film, 'Burn After Reading.'"
The actor discusses his work in the great Sofia Coppola's newest
Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" made my top 10. It's a beautiful, elegiac, gentle look at stardom and ultimately, depression. And Stephen Dorff is an inspired choice. Wounded, but so understated, he won't get nominated for an Oscar, but should.
Here's a terrific interview with the actor via IFC:
"When Stephen Dorff exits a black Ferrari in the middle of nowhere at the beginning of 'Somewhere,' one thing is clear as the dust settles from the dirt donuts he's made in the distance -- he was meant to be a movie star. So it is with slight irony that the film in which Dorff plays one in the middle of an existential crisis is the role that may lead to his professional rediscovery in real life. Once a darling of indie cinema during the '90s to the point where he played Candy Darling in "I Shot Andy Warhol," Dorff has since endured life on a Uwe Boll set and seen his devilish grin that made him poised to become a leading man co-opted by filmmakers to pigeonhole him as a bad guy in films such as 'Blade.'
"As Johnny Marco, the only demons Dorff battles in 'Somewhere' are those of his character's own creation -- the one-night stands that text him to ask 'why are you such an a--hole?' on his Blackberry, the hazy nights of partying in his otherwise empty suite at the Chateau Marmont, and worst of all, the estranged relationship with his ex Layla and their daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning), the latter of whom he clearly adores.
She's really taking 'Black Swan' seriously
"Natalie Portman has had one of the biggest years of her career in 2010, but it looks like 2011 is going to be even bigger. Portman is engaged to her boyfriend, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, and the two are expecting their first child, according to People.
"The two met during production of 'Black Swan,' where Millepied acted as choreographer and Portman's onscreen dance partner, and the two started dating in early 2010.