The good folks over at Universal Pictures have liberated these two new featurettes for ‘Fast Five’, giving us a closer look at the latest instalment in the Fast and the Furious franchise. If you want an award winning plot and incredible acting, look elsewhere, however if you like some adrenaline filled action, car racing shenanigans and manly
pouts scowls this should be your cup of tea . The film stars the likes of Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne Johnson. ‘Fast Five’ is released in cinemas April 29th, 2011 in the US, and April 21st in the UK.
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in Fast Five. In this installment, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite side of the law. Dwayne Johnson joins returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon and Don Omar for this ultimate high-stakes race.
A swift glance at Emily Watson’s CV indicates what a remarkable body of work she’s forged since delivering her Oscar-nominated breakthrough role in Lars von Trier’s 1996 film Breaking the Waves. Watson’s collaborations include films with such auteurs as Alan Parker (Angela’s Ashes), Robert Altman (Gosford Park), Paul Thomas Anderson (Punch-Drunk Love) and, more recently, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (Cemetery Junction) – while her work on 1998’s Hilary and Jackie afforded her a second Oscar nod for Best Actress.
Her latest film shows that Watson, 44, is not afraid to work with less established (though no less talented) directors. Directed by first-time filmmaker Jim Loach – son of veteran director Ken – Oranges and Sunshine casts Watson as real-life Nottingham social worker Margaret Humphreys, who – in 1986 – discovered a guilty part of British history. Three decades earlier, British children in care were sent to Australia and forced to live in conditions little better than prisons. Below, Watson discusses this, and what it meant to take on a character who dedicated her life to reuniting the former child migrants with their estranged families. She also talks about her next film War Horse, and how it felt when the director – Steven Spielberg – wanted her for the role. Oranges and Sunshine is out in cinemas NOW.
How was it filming Oranges and Sunshine in Australia? Are you good with the heat?
Emily Watson: No, terrible! I didn’t cope very well, really. We were in Adelaide, so we were somewhere that had all mod cons. But even so, it gets to 45 degrees, and you’re all dressed up in your costume…and we made a collective decision that Margaret rather eccentrically would wear a suit whenever she was working – which I lived to regret! We didn’t want to do the baggy, saggy social worker cardigans look that’s the cliché.
Two New Posters & Four Images From ‘Thor’ – Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman & Anthony Hopkins
By the beard of Zeus, by the power of Greyskull, by the hammer of Thor – Marvel have unleashed these four new images from the film via SpiderMedia. The film features a bumper cast in Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Josh Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Clark Gregg and Colm Feore. Look out for Thor swinging his hefty hammer at a cinema in both 2D and 3D April 29th 2011 in the UK, and May 6th 2011 in the US. UPDATE - Two posters added.
Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, “Thor,” which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Thor is Directed by Kenneth Branagh.
‘Souce Code’ follows decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal), who waking up in the body of an unknown man, discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, ‘Source Code’ is an exhilarating action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) also starring Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana). Check out what the films lead star Jake Gyllenhaal had to say about the film. ‘Source Code’ is in cinemas now.
How did you get involved with Source Code?
Jake Gyllenhaal: I was sent the script by Mark Gordon and Jordan Wynn, who developed the movie. I had made another movie with Mark Gordon, he and I are pretty close. He sent me the script and I read it, I thought it was just incredibly engaging. I read the first fifteen pages of the script, much like the first five minutes of the movie, and I was totally engrossed, I then actually put it down because I thought it wouldn’t be as good for the next hundred pages (laughs). I eventually did pick it up soon after because I couldn’t leave it that long, it just got better and better. I just thought I want to do this, I totally want to do this, even though at the time there wasn’t even a director, but I said it really depends on who’s going to direct this movie. The fact that there’s a real character in here, hopefully we can develop him. Someone who has real stuff going on. Not just a guy in the middle of a catastrophe. They agreed and asked me “who would be my choice?” I answered “someone like Duncan Jones,” because I had just seen ‘Moon’ and I just thought it was extraordinary. So they said “ok, let’s send it to him and see what he thinks,” so we ended up sending it to him, I had already met with him in a general sort of meeting, we really got along, I never thought he’d want to do it (laughs). But then five days later we got a call saying Duncan Jones wants to make this movie, then just four months later we’re making the movie. It was just unreal.
Ecran Large have unveiled this French poster for John Madden’s (Shakespeare in Love) upcoming espionage thriller ‘The Debt.’ The film is a remake of an Israeli film called Ha-Hov and was rewritten by Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman (of Kick-Ass and Stardust) as well as the original writers Ido Rosenblum & Assaf Bernstein. The film features an all star cast in Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain (soon to be seen in The Tree of Life), Marton Csokas, Jesper Christensen, Ciarán Hinds, and two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson.
In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in the Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth. The movie stars Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Worthington, Marton Csokas, Jessica Chastain, and Ciaran Hinds. The Dept is directed by John Madden.
Full-Length Trailer For ‘The Hangover Part 2′ – Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms & Zach Galifianakis
“THE WOLFPACK IS BACK.” This first full-length theatrical trailer has hit the interwebs for Todd Phillips’ highly anticipated comedy sequel ‘The Hangover: Part 2.’ My hopes are high for this flick, the first film was 100 minutes of pure hilariousness, I laughed so hard I was in tears. ‘The Hangover 2′ comes to cinemas May 26th, 2011, and stars a monkey wearing clothes, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Tyson, Justin Bartha, Liam Neeson and Ken Jeong.
In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy “The Hangover,” Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.