Philip Seymour Hoffman's teenage son will lead the new Paul Thomas Anderson movie. He's the latest child of a celebrity to conquer Hollywood.
Britain's foremost satirist of the modern political world has travelled back in time to adapt Charles Dickens in 'The Personal History of David Copperfield'.
The German creative director and fashion designer passed away in February this year.
Just like last year, 2018 has seen a lot of movie-star transformations, with more and more thespians allowing themselves to spend hours in the prosthetic chair to receive massive makeovers in the hope of an Oscar nomination (we’re sure Gary Oldman getting one for his unrecognisable turn as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour didn’t help).Click through the gallery for our picks for the most shocking actor transformations of 2018.Read more15 biggest movie transformations of 2017The actors who went unrecognisable in 2016Hollywood’s most notable deaths of 2018
There could be a ruse afoot in Luca Guadagnino's remake of Suspiria, involving a supposed psychoanalyst turned actor, some heavy prosthetics and Tilda Swinton.
Wes Anderson may generally be able to do no wrong in the eyes of most critics, but his latest movie is drawing some rare flack.
Director Luca Guadagnino tells Yahoo Movies UK that it was actually the German psychoanalyst Lutz Ebersdorf.
Luca Guadagnino talks exclusively to Yahoo Movies UK about his past work, his upcoming horror remake and willingness to make a superhero movie.
The already controversial casting of Tilda Swinton in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ has again become a talking point in Hollywood, as an Asian-American group has condemned Marvel and the film’s director Scott Derrickson for their decision. The Media Action Network for Asian Americans issued a statement on Thursday blasting the white British actress Swinton’s casting as The Ancient One, mentor to Benedict Cumberbatch’s title character, who was originally a Tibetan male in the comic books. MANAA president Rob Chan argues, “Given the dearth of Asian roles [in ‘Doctor Strange’], there was no reason a monk in Nepal could not be Asian.
In the years since Marvel first started its cinematic universe, its cast of characters has grown increasingly diverse. “I think that in the movies we’ve already made, and certainly in the movies that are coming up, it will be as inclusive a group of characters as one could want,” Feige told Vulture. “Our filmmaker came in and had pictures of real high schools, and they are as diverse as you could imagine,” said Feige.
Secret ending: Two of them!Running time: 115 minutes (~2 hours)“Doctor Strange” is a superhero movie, the fourteenth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It focuses on the rise of Doctor Strange, a surgeon who learns to master the mystic arts and becomes a supreme sorcerer on Earth (although not a Sorcerer Supreme). It stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange/Dormammu), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Karl Mordo), Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer), Benedict Wong (Wong), Tilda Swinton (the Ancient One), Mads Mikkelsen (Kaecilius), with cameos by Stan Lee (as himself) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor). It is rated PG-13.“Doctor Strange” has been highly anticipated because it adds another dimension to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though it could be said that since we’ve already seen deities, we’ve seen magic. Nevertheless, this is magic depicted as completely mystical, rather than some highly advanced form of science as of yet unknown. It won’t knock your socks off, but “Doctor Strange” still impresses by taking a high-concept hero and making him relatable and fun.HighlightsEasily understood and quantified magicThe problem with depicting magic in film is that the limits must be clearly defined and intuitively understood. Otherwise the audience will never know if the protagonist is endangered. While “Doctor Strange” doesn’t lay out the rules of magic as starkly as say, the Harry Potter series does, it does show you what the most powerful sorcerers are capable of, giving you a visual cue as to what magic can achieve. It can warp reality but not destroy buildings outright, manipulate time but not rewrite history, and that’s a crucial distinction to make when your main character’s power is potentially limitless.A whole new worldJust like how “Ant-Man” showed us what a Lilliputian version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be like, “Doctor Strange” shows the world through a magical lens. Perspectives and gravity are continuously twisted as the characters battle in the magical realm, giving us a sense that this is truly a battlefield that our regular Avengers might not be able to triumph in. Well, except for the Hulk maybe. It avoids the standard psychedelic perspectives that you’d expect, while still remaining fresh enough to provide a unique take on magic.Tilda Swinton as the Ancient OneWhitewashing aside, Tilda Swinton gives a rather compelling performance as the weary and conflicted Ancient One. Her slender frame contrasts perfectly with the skill and power at her disposal, highlighting the themes of appearance vs reality. In the end, we can’t help but feel sorry for the Ancient One, who has to bear the burden of the world’s safety on her tiny shoulders.Climax comes full circleThe inevitable defeat of the villain is very cleverly tied to Doctor Strange’s personal conflict, in that he has to rise above his flaws to achieve victory. It also melds his great intellect with his arcane abilities, showing us why Doctor Strange is fit to be the Earth’s great sorcerer since he brings an unorthodox methodology to an even more unorthodox power source. In the end though, it all comes back to character, and Doctor Strange’s character triumphs are similarly echoed in his physical wins.LetdownsBenedict Cumberbatch’s uneven accentThe worst part about Benedict Cumberbatch’s accent is that it is incredibly noticeable at times, which means he’s laying it on too thick. For the bulk of the film, his American accent sounds perfectly in tune with his character and situations. But every now and then, that accent goes into overdrive, reminding viewers that this isn’t the natural way this actor speaks. It’s not a major quibble but just like in “Black Mass”, it detracts from his performance."Doctor Strange” is an exciting new foray into the magic of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Should you watch this at weekend movie ticket prices? Yes, unless you really don’t like the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Should you watch this more than once? Nah.Score: 3.9/5“Doctor Strange” opens in cinemas: - 27 October 2016 (Singapore)- 27 October 2016 (Malaysia)- 26 October 2016 (Philippines)Marcus Goh is a Singapore television scriptwriter. He’s also a Transformers enthusiast and avid pop culture scholar. He Tweets/Instagrams at Optimarcus and writes at marcusgohmarcusgoh.com. The views expressed are his own.
It seems Chloe Moretz’s career hiatus will be considerably shorter than anticipated. The 19-year old actress, who had not long since dropped out of every project she had in the pipeline including ‘The Little Mermaid,’ has now signed on to star in the remake of ‘Suspiria,’ Variety reports. The original 1977 ‘Suspiria’ is one of the most beloved films from the esteemed Italian horror director Dario Argento.
‘Doctor Strange’ director Scott Derrickson has revealed that Benedict Wong’s character (called Wong as it happens) was only brought into the film after Tilda Swinton was cast as The Ancient One’. Swinton’s casting, and later appearance in the film’s trailer, provoked a 'whitewashing’ controversy stemming from the mystical character’s Asian origin and Swinton’s lack there of. “I was very happy with that [Tilda’s casting], but I was also very conscious that in doing that I was erasing a significant potential Asian role,” Derrickson told The Los Angeles Daily News.
Renée Zellweger will return as the titular heroine in ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’, but the Texan was a controversial choice when she got the role in 2000. In fact, there were several famous women courted to play Helen Fielding’s hilarious singleton before Zellweger came along, but who were they? The Australian actress was hot off ‘The Sixth Sense’ and was offered the role of Bridget, but it wasn’t meant to be.
During his 30-plus-year career, Prince made an impact on an innumerable number of music fans over the world. Some of his biggest fans were fellow musicians, and many of them have some wild stories about meeting the man who was everyone’s hero.(All Photos: Getty Images)
Tilda Swinton has hit back at comic book fans who have accused the forthcoming Marvel movie ‘Doctor Strange’ of 'whitewashing’ over her role as The Ancient One. In the comics, The Ancient One is a Tibetan mystic, leading some to question why an Asian actress wasn’t cast in the role instead. When asked about the furore by The Hollywood Reporter, she said: “Well, it’s not actually an Asian character - that’s what I need to tell you about it.
“A Bigger Splash” is an Italian-French erotic drama (with English dialogue) that’s inspired by the 1969 film, “La Piscine.” Marianne, a pop star who’s recovering from vocal surgery, goes on a holiday with her boyfriend Paul, only to find her old flame Harry is there with his daughter, Penelope. It stars Tilda Swinton (Marianne Lane), Matthias Schoenaerts (Paul De Smedt), Ralph Fiennes (Harry Hawkes), and Dakota Johnson (Penelope Lanier).
David Bowie has always been a major fashion inspiration, but since his passing in January, the references have been even more prevalent. From the runways in New York, London, Milan (and Paris soon!) to street style on adoring fans, Ziggy Stardust has been seen in ensembles everywhere. At the Grammy Awards, Lady Gaga, who performed a tribute to the artist in multiple costumes, walked the step-and-repeat in a custom Marc Jacobs gown.