Does 'Apocalypse' live up to the great 'Days of Future Past'?
Take a look at The Hollywood Reporter's great new actress roundtable interview featuring Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Cate Blanchett (Carol, Truth), Helen Mirren (Trumbo, Woman in Gold), Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs), Carey Mulligan (Suffragette), Jane Fonda (Youth), Brie Larson (Room) and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years).
"Developing a character is the only thing in the world I feel 100 percent confident in, that I understand." - Jennifer Lawrence
"I read scripts. I hire people for their opinions, and I listen. But ultimately the gamble is a part of your art. I do things that I respond to, and try not to overthink it." - Jennifer Lawrence
There are tons of articles out there for actors learn effective ways to crack into the entertainment business, but other jobs in the industry are a well-kept secret. Now, two casting directors are offering their advice to learn their trade. Paul Schnee and Kerry Barden, who cast the James Brown biopic Get On Up, give some insider tricks to the casting business. Barden advised that it is important to understand actors. “Most of the people in my office started from acting so we have a good idea of what actors are going through,” he said. The duo had to cast ... Read more
Serena: North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Jennifer Lawrence), love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton’s passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning. ... Read more
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is ... Read more
The most important thing to remember when you consider the news that Sandra Bullock topping this year’s Forbes list of highest earning actresses is that the movie that is most responsible for that achievement, Gravity, was a movie that Warner Bros. was unsure about releasing. That gamble paid off for Warner Bros., since Gravity grossed $716 million at the worldwide box office. It also paid off for Bullock: Forbes estimates that Bullock earned an astounding $51 million between June 2013 and June 2014 because of her roles in 2013’s Gravity and The Heat. Bullock made about a third less than ... Read more
Few actors make Forbes‘ annual list of most powerful celebrities, but the ones who do have a lot of weight to throw around when it comes to making their movies. According to the magazine, the most powerful actor on the list is Robert Downey, Jr., who comes in at #10. Downey starred in the second highest-grossing movie worldwide in 2013, Iron Man 3, which earned $1.215 billion at the box office. It’s hard to believe that Downey’s comeback breakthrough, Iron Man, was only released six years ago. Since then Downey has become a key part of both the Iron Man/Avengers ... Read more
20th Century FOX should just give the keys to their X-Kingdom to Bryan Singer. Let him do whatever he wants with the series because clearly he’s the only one who can put mutants on film with any success. With the first X-Men and the terrific X2, he showed what he could do with these characters. Then the reigns were given to Brett Ratner who almost drove the franchise into the ground with his pathetic X3. Thankfully, the studio decided to re-boot the series with X-Men: First Class. Matthew Vaughn‘s film halfway there; casting the three leads (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender ... Read more
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future. Director: Bryan Singer Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage and Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Evan Peters, Omar Sy
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.
There’s a reason why you don’t see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a wrestling ring much anymore: he’s traded in his wrestling championships to become the 2013 box office champion as the highest grossing actor of 2013 according to Forbes. Johnson had two major hits in the past year (Fast & Furious 6 and G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and two smaller hits (Pain and Gain and Snitch), with a cumulative box office of $1.3 billion. That quantity puts Johnson over the top of Robert Downey Jr., who starred in the highest grossing film of the year (Iron Man 3) but only ... Read more
One of the eagerly anticipated films of 2013 is American Hustle. It brings back a group of actors who have had a strong collaboration with director David O. Russell. Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams have all a part of Russell’s work over the last five years. In his latest film, Adams plays Sydney Prosser, an inexperienced grifter who has an affair with a veteran con man played by Bale. The 39-year-old actress told The New York Times some pretty interesting things about her character. She said, “[Sydney] is the most miserable human being I’ve ever played. ... Read more
2012 was a big year for Jennifer Lawrence. Not only did she have box office success with The Hunger Games, but she won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in Silver Linings Playbook. While many moviegoing audiences were already big fans, she won the hearts of Academy Awards show viewers when she handled her graceful fall up to the stage to accept her Oscar with aplomb. Now Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson is singing the 23-year-old’s praises, too. She harkens back to Lawrence’s audition for the role. She had to act out the scene where her character Katniss says ... Read more
Here's an alternate ending to Silver Linings Playbook where absolutely nothing happens. It's basically the same as the real ending but longer... I can see why they changed it.
Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress winner for Silver Linings Playbook
The 22 year old actress not only starred in The Hunger Games, one of the year's biggest blockbusters (which has already made her the highest-grossing action heroine), but also in one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, Silver Linings Playbook.
A natural talent, with a striking presence and undeniable energy, Academy Award® nominee Jennifer Lawrence has established herself as one of Hollywood's most promising young actresses.
Lawrence said, “I gave myself three days. I knew from reading the books that I loved The Hunger Games, I just didn’t know if it was worth changing my life for. I’m at a peaceful place right now…Nobody’s staked outside my house. I wanted to make sure that when I said yes I wouldn’t regret it. And I don’t regret it.”