Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® will be announced live tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m. PT by the show’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and Emma Stone.
5:30 is way to early for me but those of you on the East Coast and you early birds out here on the West Coast can watch it live by going to the Oscar’s YouTube channel.
This incidentally will be the first time since 1972 that an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement. Charlton Heston, in 1972, was the only other show host to participate in the nominations announcement.
The Awards will air on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC.
Here is the Red-Band trailer for Movie 43, a new film featuring a series of vignettes starring and directed by so many actors it’s ridiculous. But, for all of the great talent, the trailer doesn’t seem that funny. Maybe it’s just me.
“In Movie 43, comedy is served steaming hot by director Peter Farrelly of The Farrelly Brothers (Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber) in one of the most original comedies ever made. Starring Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Leslie Bibb, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Bobby Cannavale, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Richard Gere, John Hodgman, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Justin Long, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chris Pratt, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet, Movie 43 is jaw-dropping, uproarious, outrageous fun.”
“Movie 43 is the outrageous new comedy from the twisted mind of Peter Farrelly and starring some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Comprised of hilarious and offensive story lines and featuring tons of familiar faces we love, MOVIE 43 is the first of its kind, putting each actor in crazy and unique scenarios. This isn’t spam, it’s just celebrities gone wild… or perhaps it’s just plain wrong!”
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Last night, Sony released this four-minute preview of Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man except for the first minute, everything is pretty much the same stuff you’ve already seen in the previous trailers.
But, it still looks great.
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field, The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
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Trailer: ‘Gangster Squad’ starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone & Sean Penn
Holy crap this looks great. Awesome cast, Ruben Fleischer directing and it’s about gangsters? What’s not to like?
Gangster Squad: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and–if he has his way–every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop…except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart. “Gangster Squad” is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone, Sean Penn
Writers: Will Beall
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Emma Stone was at WonderCon this past weekend promoting her upcoming film, The Amazing Spider-Man – which looks freakin great, by the way.
At one point, they took audience questions and someone asked her what advice she would give to actors; how she became so successful. So, I quickly whipped out my phone and recorded her answer.
“I have Allison Jones, the casting director, to thank for pretty much everything because she put me in Super Bad,” she said.
She goes on to say that, “the only thing worked for me is staying true to myself and not giving up.”
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Trailer #2: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
Director: Marc Webb
Writers: Steve Kloves, James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent
In theaters: July 3rd, 2012 Read more
With a slew of interviews on her plate, and a busy schedule promoting three new films, Friends With Benefits, that just hit theaters as well as Crazy Stupid Love (July 29th), and her most recent The Help (Aug. 10th), Emma Stone is one busy actress, who says she is holding “her fame at arm’s length.”
Even if the star of Easy A had time to mull over her almost over-night success, it looks like she would rather not face her rising popularity in Hollywood just yet. “I haven’t really given myself time or space to examine all of this because I don’t think it’s a good idea to,” she says. “You have to hold it lightly. You have to be like, ‘This is gonna go away.’ Because it will. After these movies come out, these questions will stop, and I’ll be like, ‘What happened?”
Instead of worrying over her popularity among the masses, Stone seems to be more concerned about growing as a performer, and a person, and starring in director Tate Taylor’s The Help appears to be a stepping stone to her journey.
Opening up to The L.A. Times, Stone says that playing the more serious role of her character Eugenia ‘Skeeter’ Phelan “made me feel like I don’t need to be afraid anymore — afraid of relying on a joke,” she admits. “My whole life, that’s been the way I relate to people. ‘Oh, let’s hope I can make them laugh at some point, otherwise — I don’t know.’ I was always the ham. There’s been an element of playing to my strengths. This was exciting, because it made me feel like I could be part of something that I wasn’t necessarily comfortable doing before.” Read more
8 Clips from “Crazy, Stupid, Love” starring Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore
I saw Crazy, Stupid, Love the other night and I loved it! It’s definitely in my top 5 films of the year so far. It’s smart, funny and the cast is just perfect together.
Here are 8 clips from the film that opens this Friday. I put them in order as they appear in the film.
Go see this. I promise that you’ll love it!
Trailer: “The Amazing Spider-Man” starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field
Here’s the official trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man. It was leaked earlier this morning and Sony just put this up onto Yahoo. I was hoping they would save it for the Comic-Con panel this Saturday.
I love Spider-Man and think Andrew Garfield is a great choice for Peter Parker but I have no idea why they are re-hashing the origin story again.
The trailer is kind of ‘blergh’ until you get the POV of Spidey swinging around New York City.
Here’s the synopsis from Yahoo: A teenage Peter Parker grapples with both high school and amazing super-human crises as his alter-ego Spider-Man.
In Theaters: July 3, 2012
Emma Stone on dropping out of High School: “Had I graduated I would’ve missed [Superbad], and had I missed that opportunity I wouldn’t be here right now”
In the next two months, Emma Stone will appear in a whopping three films: Friends with Benefits (July 22), Crazy Stupid Love (July 29) and The Help (August 12). It’s hard to believe that she only got her start at age 18 with Superbad in 2007.
To get to where she is today, Emma dropped out of High School and made the move to Los Angeles.
She told Vanity Fair, “I did Superbad in what would’ve been my senior year… I was playing a senior, and had I graduated I would’ve missed that opportunity, and had I missed that opportunity I wouldn’t be here right now.”
That doesn’t mean things were easy for her. In fact, she said that she hit “rock bottom” after auditioning for Claire on NBC’s Heroes. “I could hear that, in the other room, a girl had just gone in and they were saying, ‘You are our pick … On a scale of 1 to 10 you’re an 11.” That’s when Hayden Panettiere, who played the part, walked out of the room. “I went home and just had this meltdown,” she says.