Tom Hardy says he knew he owed George Miller an apology after he saw 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Posted by · 5:45 am · May 14th, 2015

The Cannes press conference for “Mad MaxL Fury Road” finds Tom Hardy apologizing to director George Miller. Plus, we discover what Mel Gibson thinks about the movie.

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' will set the 2015 Cannes Film Festival on fire

Posted by · 9:19 am · March 25th, 2015

George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” will screen on May 14 at the 68th Festival du Cannes, the same day it’s effectively opening world wide.

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BAFTA Rising Star nominees

Posted by · 4:04 am · January 12th, 2010

BAFTA has just revealed the five young actors in contention for this year’s Rising Star Award, the winner of which will be determined by a public vote. Previous winners include James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia LaBeouf and Noel Clarke. The 12-member jury charged with deciding this year’s nominees was chaired by Oscar-winning producer David Parfitt […]

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11/3 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:07 am · November 3rd, 2009

• Documentary filmmaker whose work inspired the book “The Men Who Stare at Goats” seeks brutal vengeance for being “airbrushed” out of the film. [The Independent] • Jeff Wells sings the praises of “A Single Man” actor Nicholas Hoult. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • David Poland talks to honorary Oscar recipient Roger Corman. [Movie City News]

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NYT spotlights Jarvis, Hoult, Kendrick, Smit-McPhee

Posted by · 6:24 am · November 3rd, 2009

The New York Times makes an annual tradition of rounding up the season’s most notable breakthrough turns in upcoming films, and it’s typically an intelligent, even prescient, selection of faces. Last year’s crop ran the gamut from François Bégaudeau (“The Class”) to the ultimately Oscar-nominated Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”). In keeping with the youthful slant […]

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Renner, Stuhlbarg, Waltz among Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch

Posted by · 6:42 pm · October 29th, 2009

Variety’s annual list of 10 Actors to Watch may occasionally raise questions of what constitutes a career “breakthrough” — particularly in the case of established actors who those in the know have been watching all along. Still, it always makes for interesting reading, not least because, in some cases, it highlights names that Variety’s editors […]

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THE LISTS: Top 10 actors under 30

Posted by · 10:39 am · October 6th, 2009

I wrote recently about how this year’s Best Actress race seems to ushering in a striking new wave of young talent, from the elfin throwback charm of Carey Mulligan to the rawer screen presence of Gabourey Sidibe, while a range of youthful names, from the long-hyped Abbie Cornish to the out-of-nowhere Katie Jarvis, have been […]

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