June 19, 2013
James Gandolfini: 1961-2013
James Gandolfini, star of the HBO drama The Sopranos and a character actor in films a diverse as The Man Who Wasn't There and Where the Wild Things Are, died June 19 of a heart attack in Italy. He was 51.
March 7, 2013
Five Favorite Films with Noomi Rapace
Noomi Rapace rose to international stardom as Lisbeth Salander in the original adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, success she parlayed into roles in Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows and Ridley Scott's hit Alien prequel, Prometheus. With a sequel to the latter in the works and two movies opposite Tom Hardy on the horizon, Rapace is balancing a burgeoning Hollywood career with acclaimed roles in her native Sweden.
This week, she stars opposite Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard and Isabelle Huppert in the action thriller Dead Man Down, which reunites her with Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev for his English-language debut. We spoke with the actress recently and got the scoop on her all-time favorite films.
January 18, 2012
Five Favorite Films with Gina Carano
History is littered with the corpses of sports champs whose bids for movie immortality have been dubious at best; for every Hong Kong martial arts superstar and Austrian bodybuilder there are scores of straight-to-video beefcakes lacking the onscreen charisma to match their real-life skills. Rarer still is the successful female action hero crossover, but this week -- with the somewhat unlikely help of genre-shifting filmmaker Steven Soderbergh -- a new one arrives in the shape of Gina Carano, former Mixed Martial Arts fighter and now star of her very own spy thriller, Haywire.
The story goes that Soderbergh caught one of Carano's fights on TV one evening and couldn't believe the talented -- and visually striking -- fighter wasn't headlining her own movie. So, with the help of screenwriter Lem Dobbs (The Limey) and a supporting cast of thespian eye-candy that includes Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum and Michael Douglas, he set about putting together an action vehicle for Carano, in which the fledgling actress plays a CIA-trained assassin on the loose and out to avenge those who double-crossed her. With its minimalist plot, punishing (yet expertly-staged) fight choreography and throwback thriller cool, Haywire is the kind of film that seems almost too good to be true in the movie release graveyard of January -- and, if fate smiles upon it, should make a new action hero of its leading lady. We had the chance to chat with Carano about the movie recently; but first, she ran through five of her all-time favorite films.
October 6, 2011
Five Favorite Films with Juno Temple
Juno Temple's star is definitely on the rise. The daughter of punk filmmaker Julien Temple, the 22-year-old English-born actress began her career with supporting roles in movies like Notes on a Scandal, Atonement, and St. Trinian's -- and later delivered a lead performance in Jordan Scott's excellent boarding school drama, Cracks. She'll soon headline several films including William Friedkin's Killer Joe, Jonas Akerlund's Small Apartments and the long-percolating lesbian werewolf project Jack and Diane, in addition to starring as a "street smart Gotham girl" in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises -- a role that has fans speculating could be anything from Selina Kyle's sidekick Holly Robinson to Harley Quinn to a female Robin. In the meantime, Temple appears in this week's Dirty Girl, an autobiographical comedy-drama from debut director Abe Sylvia. We caught up with Temple recently to chat about Dirty Girl, but first, she took a few moments to run through her all-time five favorite films.
August 18, 2009
Exclusive: Inglourious Basterds - The Cast Discuss Their Characters
Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino's unique take on the Second World War, blasts into cinemas on Friday. Following our interview with the maverick director last week, RT sat down for exclusive chats with Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Melanie Laurent, Til Schweiger, Daniel Brühl and Michael Fassbender to learn more about their characters and the Tarantino experience, with additional comments from the director himself. Join us as we discover Tarantino's original plans to play Pitt's character himself, Diane Kruger's desire to record a song in character and how Eli Roth came to replace Adam Sandler. Inglourious Basterds is released in the UK on 19th August, in Australia on 20th August and in the US on 21st August.
August 11, 2009
Quentin Tarantino talks Inglourious Basterds - RT Interview
With his sixth film, Quentin Tarantino has fashioned the ultimate in pulp fiction, a Second World War epic set in Nazi-occupied France that sees two parallel assassination plots vying to kill off the Big Four: Adolf Hitler, Martin Borman, Joseph Goebbels and Heinrich Himmler. Now, this might suggest that Inglourious Basterds is the pop-culture king's most serious film to date, and though it probably is, it's far from heavy, with outstanding, dry-comedic turns - notably from Brad Pitt as the Tennessee-born Lieutenant Aldo Raine - and an effervescent black humour. Sitting down exclusively with Rotten Tomatoes, he discusses his wartime adventure, over ten years in the making...
August 11, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Domino (Trailer #2)
The release date's been bounced around quite a bit, but it seems like New Line has finally settled on October 14th for the release of "Domino," and you can see the all-new trailer for the rather bizarre-looking flick right here.
June 30, 2005
With Domino Deceased, the Movie Moves On
Domino Harvey, daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, model-turned-bounty hunter, and subject of the upcoming Tony Scott thriller "Domino," has died at the age of 35, says The Hollywood Reporter.
March 29, 2005
New Trailer Divulges New Line's "Domino" Theory
How do you feel about Keira Knightley ("Pirates of the Caribbean," "King Arthur")? How about director Tony Scott ("Enemy of the State," "True Romance") and screenwriter Richard Kelly ("Donnie Darko")? Could you say no to an ensemble cast that includes Christopher Walken, Lucy Liu, Delroy Lindo, Jacqueline Bisset AND Mickey Rourke? Well then, check out the first trailer for "Domino" right here at Yahoo! Movies.