I don’t know how Hollywood Reporter consistently does it. Gathering six extremely-busy actresses for a photoshoot snapped by Joe Pugliese and for an hour-long roundtable discussion must be a difficult feat. Reportedly, coordinating these six women began all the way in the Summer. However, I’m sure they jumped at the chance to be in the company of the other talented actresses. Plus, it’s never too early to start campaigning for that 2014 Oscar.
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Amy Adams (American Hustle, Her), Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), and Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) are all being hailed as Oscar contenders this year. The road to Hollywood success hasn’t always been a barrel of laughs though. The six discuss their scariest on-set moments, fears, sacrifices, the greatest advice they ever received and much, more more. Watch the video and check out more pics below.
There’s no denying Bradley Cooper looks pretty damn fine with his signature shaggy long hair. With an extremely tight perm, not so much. However, he does exude a douchey vibe which is surprisingly somewhat hot.
Cooper isn’t the only one serving 70s realness in a batch of new American Hustle character posters. Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale also channel the disco decade extremely well. Each sports an appropriate trendy hairstyle from the era. That is everyone but Bale’s character, who’s the proud owner of a receding hairline.
Expectations are high for David O’Russell’s upcoming film. The last time he teamed up with both Cooper and Lawrence, their collaboration earned numerous awards including a Best Actress Oscar statue for J-Law. Set in the late ’70s, American Hustle “tells the scandalous story of con man Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) and his British partner/lover, Sydney Prosser (Adams), who are coerced into working with federal agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper). The pair soon find themselves seduced by the wealth of New Jersey power players and the mafia — but Irving’s wife, Rosalyn (Lawrence), could be the one to end it all.”
American Hustle hits theaters on December 13 in limited release and everywhere on Christmas Day. Check out the rest of the posters below. It’s all about the hair.
The last time Joaquin Phoenix teamed up with Amy Adams, the two scored Academy Award nominations. Will their latest collaboration yield the same results as Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master? Most probably not for Adams, but Phoenix stands a good chance. He’s absolutely captivating and endearing in the newly-released trailer for Her. I can only imagine how brilliant he is in the entire film.
Directed by Spike Jonze, Phoenix’s character Theodore is a socially recluse man who falls in love with an artificially intelligent operating system named Samantha voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Imagine Apple’s Siri but sexier and actually understands what you’re asking her. Even though, we only ever hear Johansson’s voice, I have a feeling she’ll turn in a fantastic performance.
Also appearing in the film are Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Chris Pratt. It’s scheduled to hit theaters on November 20. If the film is remotely half as good as Jonze’s other films (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Where the Wild Things Are), Her stands a good shot of picking up awards at the end of the year. Watch the engaging clip below.
Back in April, pictures of Bradley Cooper on set wearing hair perm rods went viral. The 38-year-old was perming his signature luscious locks for his role in American Hustle. At long last, we get to see his perm in action.
American Hustle is based on the FBI’s ABSCAM sting, a late 70s investigation that resulted in the conviction of a US senator and five members of the House of Representatives on corruption charges. Cooper not only reunites with his Silver Linings Playbook director David O’Russell but also his co-star Jennifer Lawrence who’s sporting an equally appropriate decade hairstyle. Also appearing in the film are Christian Bale who plays a brilliant con man and Amy Adams taking on the role of his girlfriend and partner in crime. Robert De Niro, Jeremy Renner and Louis C.K. round out the cast.
The film hits theaters this December, no doubt to take advantage of the awards season. Could O’Russell have another film in the Oscar race? It definitely is a possibility. Fun fact: Ben Affleck was initially considered to direct it before David stepped in. Also worth nothing, the film was originally titled American Bullshit. I kinda like that title better, no? Check out the newly-released trailer below.
This was the big one folks, the big super hero movie of the year. Sure we had Iron Man 3 and we’re getting Thor 2 but DC had this one last shot to make a good Superman movie, and they totally succeeded.
With the mega success of the Marvel Movie universe, DC had to really show up to the party with all their new toys to make an impact. Lately the DC movies have not been the greatest (Green Lantern) or they have been completely missing (Why haven’t we gotten a Wonder Woman?), and with Marvel kicking ass well the pressure is definitely on. *** NOTE *** I am going to keep this as spoiler free as I can k?
Warner Bros. just released the third trailer for Man of Steel and simply put… It’s FRIGGIN’ AMAZING. It’s so jam-packed with new content, the studio didn’t have any other option than to make it three minutes long. Typically, trailers are just a bit of over two minutes. If you’re already looking forward to the superhero flick, watching this will do nothing to ease the wait. Epic doesn’t even begin to describe it. This will be the must-see movie event of the summer.
A few days ago, Warner Bros. released a static-y teaser featuring the voice of Superman’s nemesis General Zod (Michael Shannon). This new clip gives you the first look at him in his Kryptonian armor. We also see the debut of Russell Crowe as Jor-el, giving a glimpse at the war on Superman’s home planet that forced his parents to send him to Earth. Superman’s wintery Fortress of Solitude is also shown, but the biggest reveal of all is how Superman gets his name. Here’s a hint. It has something to do with Lois Lane’s (Amy Adams) first verbal interaction with him.
As with the other trailers, we see Henry Cavill in and out his Superman costume. As majestic and regal as it looks, I’d rather seem him without it on. The furry Wolverine-ish look he’s sporting in the picture above is EVERYTHING. Check out the new trailer below.
Today is the big day, with the 2013 Oscars taking place after all of the usual insane buildup. One of the awards you won’t see awarded at the Oscars will be for “Best Handjob,” which had many contenders this year. Seriously, I didn’t realize how many handjobs there were in some of the top films this year.
In this video by Funny Or Die, Sandra Bullock presents the nominees for “Best Hand Job in a Leading Role.” The nominees include Amy Adams (jerking off Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master), Laura Linney (jerking off Bill Murray in Hyde Park On Hudson), Kristen Stewart (jerking off two guys at once in On The Road), and Joaquin Phoenix in The Master (or shall we say … The Masterbater).
Watch the funny video below to see the naughty scenes and find out who wins. The best part is the reaction faces of the actors after their scene is played.
Every now and then, Zach Galifianakis does a hilariously awkward faux interview segment on Funny Or Die with celebrities and this week, the actor/comedian takes on some of the biggest names in Hollywood that are in the running for Oscars this season in Between Two Ferns: Oscar Buzz Edition.
The actors he interviews include: Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, and Sally Field.
If you’ve every scene an episode of Between Two Ferns, you’ll know that these actors are pretty much walking into a trap and are not walking into a conventional interview. Galifianakis doesn’t give them the respect their used to by other interviewers and asks some really embarrassing and off topic questions. Hathaway shows up drunk for her interview, Jennifer Lawrence puts him in his place, and Bradley Cooper and him have a huge fight. Watch the hilarious interviews below.