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Emma Watson to focus on university

December 30th, 2013 2:20am EST
Emma Watson
Emma Watson has turned down films to focus on her university exams.
The 23-year-old actress is­ ­studying English at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, US, where she will be sitting her finals and needs to concentrate on her academic success.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Emma is in demand with Hollywood directors but has so much to focus on with her studies, that she has had to pass on a few things - she simply can't do ­everything.
"It's tough but she believes it was the right thing."
Emma was catapulted to the spotlight as school girl Hermione Granger in the film ...
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Marvel Releases First Teaser Trailer For 'Thor: The Dark World'

April 23rd, 2013 4:05pm EDT
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel Studios' "Phase Two" is well underway, with Iron Man 3 set to hit theaters next Friday and the first trailer for this fall's Thor: The Dark World making its debut early Tuesday morning.

The second wave of superhero flicks from the studio, owned by Disney, continues this November as the God of Thunder faces a new foe and has to recruit an unlikely ally.

The sequel to 2011's Thor continues where last summer's blockbuster The Avengers left off. This time around, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to earth to reunite with love interest Jane Foster (Natalie Portman); and a new baddie, the d...
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Scarlett Johansson 'Terrified' Of Anthony Hopkins During Nude Shower Scene For 'Hitchcock'

November 7th, 2012 7:01pm EST
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson was scared to death when she shot the infamous shower scene from Psycho for her new film Hitchcock, because of co-star Anthony Hopkins.

Scarlett, who plays actress Janet Leigh in the film, says that she didn't mind stripping down and getting all wet to film the iconic scene -- but she did have trouble getting Hopkins' portrayal of cannibalistic Silence Of The Lambs serial killer Hannibal Lecter out of her head -- something that actually helped her nail the scene.

"Hmm, how did I prepare? Well, I just prepared myself to get very, very wet," she tells V Magazine. "We only...
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Anthony Hopkins In Talks To Join 'Red 2'

May 25th, 2012 8:47am EDT
Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins is in negotiations to go bad again as the villain in an all-star sequel to hit action movie Red.

The 2010 release featured Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren as former special operations agents forced to come out of retirement for one last job.

Studio executives at Summit Entertainment are preparing to begin production on a follow-up to the film and they're hoping to add The Silence of the Lambs star to the line-up. If he accepts, Hopkins will play a villainous scientist locked up in a mental asylum.

Nevertheless, Hopkins will only be able to...
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Ralph Macchio Joins 'Hitchcock'

April 18th, 2012 9:39am EDT
Ralph  Macchio
The original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio, has joined the all-star cast of Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock & The Making Of Psycho."

The actor will play revered screenwriter Joe Stefano opposite Anthony Hopkins, who will tackle movie legend Alfred Hitchcock in the film.

Macchio has tweeted his excitement about working with Hopkins, telling fans, "Really looking forward to the privilege of working with one of the greatest actors of our time."

Helen Mirren will portray Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville, while Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel have signed on to play "Psycho" stars Janet Leigh and Vera...
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Scarlett Johansson Screams For 'The Making Of Psycho'

March 2nd, 2012 8:04am EST
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is ready for her big shower scene.

The shower scene to end all shower scenes, in fact, as the "Avengers" beauty will be playing actress Janet Leigh in the behind-the-scenes Hollywood drama, "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho,'" according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Hitchcock" tracks how the renowned filmmaker (Anthony Hopkins) had to raise the funding for his low-budget horror movie himself after no studio would touch such a lowly endeavor. The film, written by John McLaughlin ("Black Swan") from the book by Stephen Rebello, also focuses on the relationship be...
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Anthony Hopkins Sneaks Out Windows To Avoid Angry Directors

January 18th, 2012 1:28pm EST
Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins coached fellow actor Dustin Hoffman on how to avoid upsetting movie directors - and advised him to jump out of a window to escape a huge bust-up onset.

Hoffman was chatting to his fellow Oscar winner during the early years of his career and brought up the subject of how to inject his creative input on a film set without clashing with bosses.

Anthony gave him several pointers on avoiding a heated confrontation, before telling Hoffman his secret tactic to escape from a bust-up with the director.

Hoffman says, "We were talking about what do you do when you're not getting alo...
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Martin Scorsese To Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship Award

January 4th, 2012 10:54am EST
Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese will be honored with the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship at the annual prize giving next month.

The Taxi Driver and Raging Bull legend will be presented with the Academy's highest accolade in recognition of his contribution to the film industry - and the 69 year old is thrilled with the award.

He says, "It is a great honor to be recognized by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends."

BAFTA boss Tim Corrie adds, "Martin Scorsese is a legend in his l...
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'Gump', 'Bambi' And 'Silence Of The Lambs' Lead 2011 Film Registry List

December 28th, 2011 11:00am EST
Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump, Bambi and The Silence Of The Lambs are among the latest movies picked to be preserved as American national treasures.

Tom Hanks' Oscar-winning picture from 1994 will be added to the country's National Film Registry along with the Disney classic and Anthony Hopkins' gory thriller.

The movies are among 25 which are chosen annually for preservation by the Library of Congress and this year's list also includes Charlie Chaplin's first full-length feature The Kid, as well as 1953's War of the Worlds, Porgy and Bess (1959) and Sally Field's Oscar-winning 1979 drama Norma Rae.

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Anthony Hopkins To Play Alfred Hitchcock In New Biopic

December 8th, 2011 10:01am EST
Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins has signed on to play legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in a new biopic.

"Alfred Hitchcock & the Making of Psycho" is based on Stephen Rebello's book of the same name and the film will be directed by Sasha Gervasi.

Helen Mirren is in talks to play Hitchcock's wife, Alma Reville, according to CinemaBlend.com.

The film will chronicle Hitchcock's experiences while filming the thriller "Psycho" in the late 1950s. The film became an instant classic when it was released in 1960, and many film fans argue it is the director's greatest movie.

The role will mark Hopkins' latest ...
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Hannibal Lecter Heading To Television

November 8th, 2011 11:25am EST
Hannibal
Movie cannibal Hannibal Lecter is heading to the small screen in a new TV series.

The gruesome character, created by Thomas Harris in his book series, has been played by Brian Cox in 1986's Manhunter and most famously by Anthony Hopkins, who won an Oscar for his role in 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs.

Other films featuring the character include 2001's Hannibal and 2002's Red Dragon.

TV bosses have now revealed plans to bring Hannibal back in a small screen show, according to EW.com.

The website reports executives at NBC are working with Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller o...
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Check Out 'Thor' On DVD & Blu-ray Sept. 13

September 9th, 2011 7:00am EDT
Thor
Director Kenneth Branagh and "I Am Legend" scribe Mark Protosevich bring Marvel Comics strongman Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth) to the big screen in a big-budget adventure that chronicles the mystical roots of the Asgardian god.

At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Natalie...
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'Thor' Bursts Onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD On September 13th

August 17th, 2011 8:00pm EDT
Thor
From Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures comes a unique and compelling twist on the Super Hero genre with the out-of-this-world warrior THOR, debuting on high definition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD

September 13, 2011. Called “spectacular” (USA Today), “thrilling, entertaining and cool” (Ain’t It Cool News) the phenomenal screen debut of the legendary God of Thunder took audiences by storm, earning more than $440 million at the global box office. When the arrogant god is banished to Earth from his home world, Asgard, and then pursued by the darkest forces of Asgard, he must learn what ...
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Anthony Hopkins In Awe At World Premiere Of His Waltz

July 6th, 2011 9:55pm EDT
Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins witnessed "a dream come true" on Saturday when noted classical violinist Andre Rieu performed a waltz composed by the Oscar winner for the very first time.

The Silence Of The Lambs star has been writing music for years and penned the piece "And The Waltz Goes On" with the Dutch musician in mind, hoping he would bring the composition to life.

Hopkins flew to Vienna, Austria - the home of the waltz - last week to attend the world premiere of his piece and he was in awe at the performance.

He says, "It's a dream come true for me that Andre performed it with his orchestra. I'...
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Elle Macpherson French Kissed Anthony Hopkins To Land Movie Role

May 23rd, 2011 8:41pm EDT
Elle MacPherson
Supermodel Elle Macpherson was spotted in London taking her son Aurelius to school in a pair of skin-tight red leather pants and a black t-shirt & sweater. The 48-year-old looks every bit as good as she did back in the 80s when she was regularly featured in skimpy bikinis on the cover of the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Elle recently revealed that while she was auditioning for the role of Anthony Hopkins' wife in 1997 movie The Edge she got a little carried away.

She explains, "I've made a couple of movies along the way and there was one movie casting with Anthony Hopkins, he...
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Check Out 'The Rite' On DVD, Blu-ray, On Demand & Download May 17

May 14th, 2011 7:03am EDT
The Rite
Inspired by true events, th supernatural thriller The Rite follows a seminary student (Colin O'Donoghue) sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his own doubts about the controversial practice and even his own faith.

Only when sent to apprentice with legendary Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who has performed thousand of exorcisms, does his armor of skepticism begin to fall.

Drawn into a troubling case that seems to transcend even Father Lucas's skill, the young seminarian glimpses a phenomenon science can't explain or control - and an evil so violent and terrifying that it forc...
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Anthony Hopkins Encouraged Kenneth Branagh To Portray Olivier

May 7th, 2011 9:30am EDT
Kenneth Branagh
Anthony Hopkins gave his "Thor" director Kenneth Branagh the confidence to portray acting great Lord Olivier on the big screen by telling the star all about his encounters with the legend.

Branagh was mulling over the idea of playing Olivier opposite Michelle Williams in "My Week With Marilyn" as he shot "Thor" - and he couldn't decide whether it was something he could pull off.

He says, "Tony had worked with Olivier himself. (He) knew him well, and had many war stories, many intimate observations of the way Olivier was, and that, to some extent, gave me the confidence to try and do it."
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Anthony Hopkins Admits Phoning It In, Says 'Thor' Director Kenneth Branagh Brought Him Back

May 5th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Thor
Academy Award Winner Sir Anthony Hopkins is one of the world’s most respected actors, but he says we haven’t even seen his best work lately. It took playing Thor’s father, and director Kenneth Branagh, to return Hopkins to his former glory.

“I’ve gotten lazy over the years,” Hopkins said. “I’ve been sort of phoning it in. I’ve been around so many years, but I loved working with Ken. I’ve got a lot of muscle in me and a lot of energy. That’s a case in point where he helped me. A great director, because of his background, being a great actor, really great actor, he took on everyone. He’s fie...
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'Thor' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Falls For The Gods In This Epic Fantasy (Video)

May 5th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Thor
Once upon a time in 965AD lived a king named Odin (Anthony Hopkins) His kingdom was called Asgard and he had two sons...Thor (Chris Helmsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston). At one time Asgard was at war with the Frost Giants of Jotunheim...They are these really ugly, really nasty beings who can freeze you with one touch. Their leader is Laufey (Colm Feore). So an uneasy truce has kept the peace between these two realms for many years...but that soon changes.

Thor is just about to be crowned King when all hell breaks loose. The Frost Giants attack and things go from bad to worse.

Thor, ou...
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Christopher Lee Expects Tears At His BAFTA Honor

February 13th, 2011 10:51am EST
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee will have tissues on hand when he receives a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship on Sunday, insisting there will be "tears on the night."

The Hammer Horror and Lord of the Rings legend will pick up the Academy's highest accolade for his contributions to the British film industry.

The 88-year-old actor admits he's touched to be recognized, and doubts he will be able to hold back his emotions at the BAFTA Awards ceremony in London.

He tells The Sunday Telegraph's Seven magazine, "It means a lot to me because it is a pat on the back from th...
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Happy 70th Birthday, Nick Nolte

February 8th, 2011 8:37am EST
Nick Nolte
Happy Birthday to Nick Nolte - the Hollywood actor turns 70 today.

The two-time Oscar nominee rose to fame with a role in the hit 1970s miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man," while his 1980s buddy cop movie "48 Hrs." launched the big-screen career of his co-star Eddie Murphy.

An all-around renaissance man, Nolte has made a name for himself as an athlete, model and producer, and he's played a wide range of characters in more than 40 Hollywood movies.

To celebrate his big day, WENN has dug up 10 weird and wonderful facts about the star that may have passed you by:

- As a student at Eastern Ariz...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Sanctum' & 'The Roommate'

January 31st, 2011 9:23am EST
Sanctum
I caught screenings of two movies that opened last week: “The Rite” with Anthony Hopkins and “The Mechanic” with Jason Statham. My first impression was that I would like “The Rite” better than “The Mechanic” however the reverse was actually the case. If you haven’t already read my review of “The Rite” check my gripes about it.

While “The Mechanic” is not a thinking man’s movie, it’s a mindless action flick that knows how to cater to its target audience. There are some entertaining fight sequences and a few great one-liners which is all you can really ask for from this type of film. My ...
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The Rite Leads Slow Box Office Weekend

January 31st, 2011 9:14am EST
The Rite
The exorcism thriller The Rite topped a slow weekend at the movies, Box Office Mojo reports.

The film starring Anthony Hopkins nabbed $15 million in its first week. Last week's No. 1, No Strings Attached, fell to second with an estimated $13.7 million.

No Strings Attached claims top spot at the box office

The weekend's other new film, The Mechanic starring Jason Statham, tied with...

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Anthony Hopkins Is Like Lecter Without The Leash In 'The Rite'

January 28th, 2011 12:24pm EST
The Rite
Ever since “The Blair Witch Project” (1999), the horror genre has been increasing its attempts at realism to create chills. This is because for today’s audiences, the more believable that the story is, the scarier watching the film can be. Some horror flicks pass on documentary shooting style, preferring to throw around the phrase “inspired by true events” to add legitimacy instead.

Mikael Håfström’s exorcism thriller “The Rite” is primary example of this trend because it is not a documentary, but it claims to be based on a true story. Since the film fails to establish credibility thou...
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Review: 'The Rite' 'Two Jews On Film' Aren't Feeling The Spirit (Video)

January 28th, 2011 9:32am EST
The Rite
'The Rite' is a supernatural thriller inspired by true events. The film follows seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) who is sent to the Vatican to study exorcism. Michael is a man with many doubts...not only about demon possession but about his own calling. He challenges his superiors to look to psychiatry, rather than demons in treating the possessed.

When Michael arrives in Rome he is order to apprentice with the unorthodox Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins) a legendary priest who has performed thousands of exorcisms. Michael is resistant, questioning Father Lucas at every ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Rite,' 'The Mechanic,' & More

January 24th, 2011 10:10am EST
The Rite
Last week I did not have an opportunity to watch any additional Oscar contenders from 2010, but this week I have “Winter's Bone” and “The Town” arriving from Netflix so I'm excited to catch them. Aside from those, the only other major films from 2010 that I still need to see are “The Fighter” and “The King's Speech.”

Arriving in theaters this week are the Jason Statham hitman flick “The Mechanic,” the Anthony Hopkins exorcism tale “The Rite,” the Javier Bardem Spanish drama “Biutiful,” and the Latin romantic comedy “From Prada to Nada.” I will be attending screenings of “The Rite” and “T...
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31 Days Of Horror Weekend Round-Up #4: 'Nosferatu The Vampyre,' 'The Wolfman,' 'Survival Of The Dead'

October 25th, 2010 11:33pm EDT
Nosferatu the Vampyr
Oct 22 – Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979): In the hands of any other director, a sexed up remake of the silent classic Nosferatu would probably end up being the kind of groan-inducing hack-work we’ve come to expect from Hollywood. Complete with an A-list celebrity donning the ookie Dracula make-up and ripping out the throat of some up-and-coming young talent—Oh right, like what Francis Ford Coppola did in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Almost forgot about that one. But in the hands of a mad genius director like Werner Herzog, what we get instead is a sexed up version of Nosferatu that’s also a spellbin...
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Idris Elba Eyeing 'Blade' Role

October 5th, 2010 5:15pm EDT
Idris Elba
Idris Elba is bidding to replace Wesley Snipes in a fourth Blade movie.

The Wire star recently signed to star alongside Kenneth Branagh and Anthony Hopkins in Thor, the first film in a multi-picture deal with comic book movie makers Marvel.

Brit Elba is refusing to reveal the details of his agreement with Marvel bosses, but hints he's in line to land his own comic book adventure - and the Marvel-owned Blade is top of his list.

He tells Total Film, "I wouldn't mind having a crack at bringing Blade back, personally. But there's a couple of things there that they have... Luke Cage is... ...
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Eminem's Rep Slams Movie Rumors

October 1st, 2010 2:20pm EDT
Eminem
A representative for Eminem has dismissed reports the rapper has signed up for a serious acting turn in new movie 360.

The hip-hop star made his big screen debut in 2002's semi-autobiographical film 8 Mile and was rumored to be making a return to cinemas with a role in the sex-themed drama opposite Oscar-winners Anthony Hopkins and Rachel Weisz.

However, a spokesperson for Eminem is adamant no deal has been done, telling Allhiphop.com, "There's no truth to it all."

The rep also laughed off speculation the rapper is in talks to join the cast of Christopher Nolan's latest Batman movie a...
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Eminem Returns To Acting

September 30th, 2010 12:30pm EDT
Eminem
Eminem is reportedly returning to acting with a role opposite Anthony Hopkins and Rachel Weisz in new movie 360.

The rapper made his big screen debut in semi-autobiographical film 8 Mile in 2002 and has appeared as himself in a recent episode of Entourage and in Adam Sandler's 2009 comedy Funny People.

The Stan hit-maker is now set to test his acting skills again in upcoming drama 360 with Oscar-winners Hopkins and Weisz, according to Production Weekly.

The movie shows a series of scenes between pairs of characters before or after a sexual encounter.

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