It’s no surprise that 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle led the way with seven nominations each when the 71st annual Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning. Both have done well with all the critics awards leading up to today’s announcement, especially the former. The latter’s cast were showered with praises, earning a nod in every acting comedy category.
What was surprising, if not shocking, was one notable snub. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association are notorious star f**kers. They have a long history of nominating substandard performances in hopes of filling up the ballroom with famous people. However this year, lesser known names made the cut while arguably one of the most famous, if not powerful, person got completely shunned. Oprah Winfrey, my dear… you don’t get a nod! You don’t get a nod! In fact, no one from the star-studded Lee Daniels’ The Butler, including the film itself was nominated. The film was not only a box office hit but a critical favorite as well.
The silver lining is that there is absolutely no crossover with the HFPA voters and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. However, it’s still nice to be nominated given the show is widely seen and offers a great opportunity for those in the race to do some hardcore publicity and campaigning. With regards to the HFPA, I’d still be worried if I was one of the 90-something GG voters. We all know how long Winfrey likes to hold a grudge. Just go ask David Letterman.
Check out all the nominations below. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. I have high hopes they’ll deliver another winning performance.
It’s definitely a big movie news day today. In addition to Malificent and Fifty Shades of Grey news, Divergent released a brand new trailer and it’s their most intense yet. I wonder if the studio is trying to steal a bit of Catching Fire’s thunder or simply riding the wave. With The Hunger Games sequel out in certain markets, Katniss fever is at an all-time high.
The new trailer gives us a deeper look into Shailene Woodley’s character Tris Prior as she prepares for her virtue test. There’s more peeks into the actual test and her training when she finds out she’s a Divergent. Also, we get our first look at Ashley Judd as her mom and even more scenes of the fabulous Kate Winslet. I admit, I’m mostly interested in the film due to Winslet. Just adore her. Check out the trailer below.
Can someone say Stockholm syndrome? Kate Winslet has a major case of it in her upcoming film Labor Day. To be fair, if Josh Brolin had me tied up, I don’t think I’d be complaining either ;)
Based on a novel by Joyce Maynard, the film chronicles the events of a long Labor Day weekend. Henry Wheeler (Gattlin Griffith) is a 13-year-old who takes care of his reclusive mother Adele (Kate Winslet). When the two encounter an escaped convict named Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), he forces them to bring him into their home.
After they realize he means them no harm, they begin to let there guard down. Truth be told, I found myself rooting for Brolin and Winslet to hook up and that was only after a two minute trailer. I can’t even imagine how I’ll feel watching the entire thing. This looks pretty dang good and it’s not just because I’m obsessed with Winslet either.
Labor Day premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 29, 2013. It’ll have a limited release on December 25, and will open wide in January 2014. Tobey Maguire also stars in the film. He plays the grown up version of Henry Wheeler. Check out the trailer below.
In between Miley Cyrus fingering herself for Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake’s very, very, very brief reunion with ‘N Sync, MTV aired the first movie trailer for the highly-anticipated film, Divergent. If you thought the 13 second teaser released last week was glorious, the minute-long clip will have you watering at the mouth. Especially if you’ve read the best-selling young-adult books which the movie is based on.
Divergent is set in a futuristic Chicago where people are divided into five factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a sinister plot to destroy her kind, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. The film also stars the incomparable Kate Winslet, fierce Maggie Q and that sexy English stud, Theo James.
On a side note. Winslet is totally giving me Jodie Foster Elysium realness but without a weird mashed up accent. If you saw the Matt Damon film, you know exactly what I’m referring to. What was that?
Divergent hits theaters on March 21, 2014. I predict Tris will give Katniss from The Hunger Games a run for her money as the baddest kick-ass literary heroine. Check out the movie trailer below.
On Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, the first official footage from Divergent will debut. If you can’t wait that long, Summit Entertainment has been kind enough to release a brief teaser. It may be only 13 seconds long, but is a glorious 13 seconds. When you have that sexy beast Theo James, Nikita‘s Maggie Q and Kate Winslet in the same movie, you know it’s going to be epic.
Divergent is set in a futuristic Chicago where people are divided into five factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a sinister plot to destroy her kind, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
No doubt Divergent will be the next huge franchise. It’ll give The Hunger Games a run for its money. Tris is so the new Katniss. Divergent hits theaters on March 21, 2014. Check out the teaser below.
To say Kate Winslet leads a charmed life is putting it mildly. Not only is she strikingly beautiful, but she’s extremely talented as well. At age 31 she was the youngest actress to accrue five Academy Award nominations. Number six proved lucky when she finally nabbed the Oscar for Best Actress in The Reader. She’s even co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio not once, but twice. Speaking of Leonardo…
Reportedly, her Titanic co-star walked her down the aisle for her recent wedding to Ned Rocknroll. Hopefully, marriage number three will be it. Winslet was previously married to Jim Threapleton (1998-2001) and Sam Mendes (2003-2010). To congratulate the happy couple, one particular tycoon gave a very unique wedding gift. Find out below who, what and why they gave Winslet and Rocknroll this present.
This movie looks epic and certainly one of a kind. Although it’s not really making fun of other movies, I get a Scary Movie vibe (and not just because Anna Faris is in it) from the type of raunchy comedy and the amount of celebrity cameos. The difference is I’d say that there are some unexpected Academy Award-winning people in this movie ensemble of endless celebrities and it looks jaw-dropping hilarious.
Movie 43 is an upcoming feature film that is composed of 25 short comedy segments. Take a hilarious director, add an amazing cast, mix in some twisted jokes, remove all boundaries, and then stand back… way back. In Movie 43, comedy is served steaming hot (literally) by director Peter Farrelly of The Farrelly Brothers (Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber) in one of the most shocking, original, and dangerous comedies ever made. Seriously, read the list of people in this movie…
Cast: Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard, Jason Sudeikis, Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Duhamel, Kate Winslet, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Seann William Scott, Kieran Culkin, Leslie Bibb, Jimmy Bennett, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Pratt, Jack McBrayer, Aasif Mandvi, and Bobby Cannavale.
This is definitely not safe for work (NSFW), especially considering in the first scene of the trailer, Anna Faris asks Chris Pratt, “Will you poop on me?” The movie comes out January 25, 2013. Enjoy the trailer below!
Can you picture anyone else playing Jack Dawson instead of Leonardo DiCaprio? Well, it almost happened. In a never-before-seen clip, Kate Winslet is seen sharing dialogue with Jeremy Sisto in her screen test for Titanic. The Clueless actor who now stars in ABC’s Suburgatory, eventually lost out the role to DiCaprio. I like Sisto, but Leonardo was definitely destined to star in the 1997 iconic film. Winslet was only 19-years-old at the time with only a handful of movie roles to her name.
“A 19-year-old girl who was going to carry a film of that scale on her shoulders, it’s a huge responsibility. You’re standing on set surrounded by 2,000 extras and all the lights and cameras are pointed at you. If you don’t pull it off, it doesn’t work. A lot of people would have imploded at that, but she didn’t.” – James Cameron
Winslet beat out a lot of actresses to play the role. Eliza Dushku came very close to securing the part. Other ladies at one point considered for the role of Rose include Drew Barrymore, Claire Danes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Winona Ryder, Tori Spelling, Reese Witherspoon, Gabrielle Anwar, Claire Forlani, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman and even Madonna. Yup, Madonna. LOL. You can check out website, Not Starring, to see a complete list and reasons why some actresses lost out on the role.