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Aaron Taylor-Johnson Confirmed As Quicksilver In 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

October 31st, 2013 1:46pm EDT
Aaron Johnson
Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been confirmed to play Quicksilver in the new Avengers film.

The 23 year-old actor has long been the rumored frontrunner for the role since June, but a scheduling conflict with the Godzilla reboot movie, which Taylor-Johnson also stars in, almost derailed his chances of appearing in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Nevertheless, the issue has reportedly been worked out and Taylor-Johnson will take on the superhero role, according to TheWrap.com.

Quicksilver is the twin brother of the Scarlet Witch, who will be played by Elizabeth Olsen.

The Avenger...

Short List Of Replacements For Charlie Hunnam In 'Fifty Shades' Includes Francois Arnaud And Jamie Dornan

October 17th, 2013 10:57pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
With Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam out of Fifty Shades of Grey, numerous names have come up as possible replacements to play the dominant and sadistic Christian Grey.

Hunnam pulled out of the role just weeks before the planned start of filming, with reps for Universal Pictures releasing a statement that he quit because his "intense television schedule" conflicted with his preparations for the project.

Insiders have claimed that an unknown star would be cast into the role to avoid any fallout, but several other names have been tied to the part.

First up is Aaron Taylor-Johnson. John...

Director To Cast Husband For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role?

October 15th, 2013 2:02pm EDT
Aaron Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is wanted for the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey.

The 23-year-old actor, whose wife Sam Taylor-Wood is directing the upcoming film, is in line to take on the part of bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey after Charlie Hunnam pulled out of the movie last week, despite worries Aaron's 46-year-old spouse might find it difficult to direct him.

A source told The Sun: "Aaron was one of the original choices but the concern was that Sam would have difficulty directing her own husband and that Aaron would feel uncomfortable. This is Sam's biggest project to date and hav...

Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Time Was Right For 'Kick-Ass 2'

September 1st, 2013 3:45pm EDT
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson feels there was a "natural break" between the 'Kick-Ass' movies.

The actor reprises his role as the titular hero in the new superhero comedy movie - which also stars Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse - and he is happy with the three-year gap between the 2010 original and the recently-released 'Kick-Ass 2' because it built up anticipation among fans.

He explained: "We didn't have to do a sequel, but I loved [the script], Chris read it and he loved it, Chloe read it and she loved it, and we all made it happen. It was like putting a band back together and I loved...

Blu-ray Review: 'Savages: Unrated Edition'

November 13th, 2012 10:00am EST
Three way love, beach front homes and mind altering substances – welcome to the drug business Oliver Stone style. Follow us as we check out his latest flick out on Blu-ray "Savages: Unrated Edition" hitting shelves Nov.13 from Universal Home Entertainment. The review of all thrills and kills begins below.

Title: "Savages" (Unrated Edition)

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson

Director: Oliver Stone

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 142 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com

The Flick: "Savages" has some very mem...

Review: 'Savages' Is Vintage Oliver Stone...Gory, Violent And SO Good

July 8th, 2012 11:22am EDT
"Savages," directed by the always unpredictable Oliver Stone, has something for everyone...Well almost everyone...Beautiful Califronia beaches, great scenery, beheadings, intense brutal over the top violence, hot sex, three way sex, and...

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'Savages' is based on the best selling novel by Don Winslow. He, along with Shane Salerno and Oliver Stone wrote this electrifying script.

Ben (Aaron Johnson) is a peace loving Buddist. He likes to spend his spare time helping the children in undeveloped countries. His BFF is quite the opposite ...

Chloe Moretz's Hit Girl To Waste More Bad Guys In 'Kick-Ass 2'

May 9th, 2012 11:54am EDT
In 2010, director Matthew Vaughn ("X-Men: First Class") co-wrote, directed, and self-financed a superhero movie all true-blue comic book fans could believe in, one with swears, huge body counts and a 10-year-old girl who murders criminals.

Now, after a couple years of intense speculation, "Kick-Ass" is getting a sequel, and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Vaughn is shopping it to Universal as opposed to his Lionsgate partners on the previous entry. The actors who brought a wired energy to the characters of wannabe vigilantes Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson), Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plass...

Director Ann Taylor-Wood Welcomes Baby Girl

January 25th, 2012 8:45am EST
Aaron Johnson & Sam Taylor Wood
Artist/director Sam Taylor-Wood and her fiance Aaron Johnson are the proud parents of a baby girl, according to a U.K. report.
The filmmaker, 44, and the actor, 21, who met on the set of 2009 biopic "Nowhere Boy," have welcomed a second daughter into their family, reports Britain's Daily Mail.
Taylor-Wood gave birth to the couple's first child, Wylda Rae, in July 2010.
The arrival of the tot comes a month after the heavily pregnant artist collected an Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from Charles, Prince of Wales, in December.
The baby is Taylor Wood's fourth daughter - she h...

'Nowhere Boy' Director Sam Taylor-Wood & Fiance Aaron Johnson Welcome Baby Girl

January 24th, 2012 9:51pm EST
Sam Taylor-Wood & Aaron Johnson
Artist/director Sam Taylor-Wood and her fiance Aaron Johnson are the proud parents of a baby girl, according to a U.K. report.

The filmmaker, 44, and the actor, 21, who met on the set of 2009 biopic Nowhere Boy, have welcomed a second daughter into their family, reports Britain's Daily Mail.

Taylor-Wood gave birth to the couple's first child, Wylda Rae, in July 2010.

The arrival of the tot comes a month after the heavily pregnant artist collected an Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from Charles, Prince of Wales, in December.

The baby is Taylor Wood's fourth daughter - she has two...

5 Best Movies On The Humorous Side Of Child Endangerment

December 9th, 2011 10:00am EST
The Sitter Poster
Why do we love R-rated comedy? Answer: The swearing is better. This sex is more comical. The shenanigans are more extreme. What makes any R-rated comedy better? Answer: Children.

The addition of children to any hilarious movie only makes that movie more hilarious. Having kids along for the ride takes all the things we love about these films and intensifies them. Having a kid in the car during a chase scene makes the danger more real and more frightening (hence the title of this column). Swearing, the lifeblood of any R-rated comedy, seems all the more taboo when it’s done in front of kids....

'Anna Karenina' Cast Takes Shape

April 9th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Keira Knightley
Moviemaker Joe Wright appears to be re-assembling his "Atonement" cast for his ambitious movie adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece "Anna Karenina" - Benedict Cumberbatch is confirmed to join Kiera Knightley in the project, while James Mcavoy and Saoirse Ronan are still negotiating roles.

Knightley, Aaron Johnson and Jude Law were previously confirmed for roles, while "Sherlock Holmes" star Cumberpatch and "Trainspotting" actress Kelly MacDonald have just been added to the all-star cast.

Wright tells ThePlaylist.com, "Kelly Macdonald's confirmed, Benedict Cumberbatch is confirmed. I'm ...

'King's Speech' Wins Seven Awards At BAFTAs (See Winners)

February 14th, 2011 9:02am EST
Helena Bonham Carter
"The King's Speech" continued its reign over the movie industry's awards season by taking home seven trophies at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday.

The critically-acclaimed film won its three leading stars the main acting prizes - Colin Firth was named Best Actor for his role as stuttering British monarch George VI; Helena Bonham Carter took home the Best Supporting Actress title, while the Best Supporting Actor award went to Geoffrey Rush.

The movie picked up the coveted Best Film honor, beating fellow contenders "Black Swan," "Inception," "The Soc...

'The King's Speech' Gets Massive 14 Nominations For BAFTA Awards

January 18th, 2011 9:51am EST
The Kings Speech
Critically-acclaimed "The King's Speech" is set to dominate the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards next month, after scoring a massive 14 nominations.

The Tom Hooper movie, about stammering British monarch King George VI, has picked up nods in the Best Film and Best Director categories, while Colin Firth is tipped for Best Actor and his co-star Helena Bonham Carter will compete for the Best Supporting Actress prize.

The picture is facing a challenge from Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which has picked up 12 nominations, including nods for its star Natalie Portman, ...

Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Don't Come Together Over 'Nowhere Boy'

October 6th, 2010 2:21pm EDT
"Nowhere Boy" is the extraordinary story of John Lennon's childhood. The film is directed by Sam Taylor Wood and written by Matt Greenhaugh. The cast, except for Kristin Scott Thomas are mostly unknown this side of the globe. But they all do an excellent job. Aaron Johnson plays John Lennon, Sam Bell portrays a young George Harrison and Thomas Sangstein gives a killer performance as a teenage Paul McCartney.

"Nowhere Boy" takes us on a fascinating journey through Lennon's teenage years. We see all the pain that inspired him to write some of his greatest songs.. He rides his...

Michael Fassbender Lands 'X-Men' Role

June 18th, 2010 9:06pm EDT
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender has reportedly seen off strong competition to land a coveted role in the new X-MEN movie - playing a younger version of Ian McKellen's character.

The Inglourious Basterds actor, 33, is said to have been offered the part of villainous Magento in X-Men: First Class ahead of a host of younger stars including Kick-Ass' Aaron Johnson and Anjelica Huston's nephew Jack Huston, according to Deadline.com.

Fassbender will appear alongside James McAvoy, who will step into Sir Patrick Stewart's role of Charles Xavier in the upcoming prequel.

The movie, which will be directed by ...

Paul McCartney Annoyed By 'Nowhere Boy'

May 24th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has yet to watch John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy - because he's "peeved" the actor playing his role is too short.

The film stars Kick-Ass' Aaron Johnson as Lennon, while Thomas Sangster portrays McCartney in the story of the late Beatle's early years.

But McCartney is not happy about the height difference between the onscreen pair - because he was just as tall as his Beatles band mate in real life and insists movie bosses should have put Sangster in "platforms" to make up the extra inches.

He tells Britain's Seven magazine, "I haven't actually seen it, but I hear I'm OK ...

'Kick-Ass' Lives Up To Its Name

April 16th, 2010 9:21am EDT
Kick-Ass Poster
Matthew Vaughn’s “Kick-Ass” features young superheroes but don’t be mistaken; this is NOT a movie for kids. These protagonists inhabit a world riddled with violent crime, where the average citizens are sheep. The general public is more interested in watching others being victimized than stepping in to help. Our heroes in “Kick-Ass” are tired of sitting back while evil men carry out vile deeds, and they are willing to fight fire with fire to take down the bad guys.

Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) is your average nerdy high school kid. He wastes time talking comics with his friends and he ...

Lyndsy Fonseca's Purple Ruffled Cocktail Dress - Hot Or Not?

April 14th, 2010 5:30pm EDT
Lyndsy Fonseca
"Kick-Ass" star Lyndsy Fonseca showed up to the film's Los Angeles premiere in a ruffled purple cocktail dress. We're not sure we like the dress, but we like the girl who's wearing it! The actress plays high school hottie Katie Deauxma in the film.

"Kick-Ass" is based on Mark Millar and artist John S. Romita Jr.'s comic book. According to AP, the film "hurtles along breathlessly, from a brilliant opening gag to a climax whose action is hysterical but also disturbing."

British actor Aaron Johnson has fired back at critics upset about the fact an 11-year-old girl (Chloe Moretz) uses foul l...

Chloe Moretz Is Awfully Cute At The 'Kick-Ass' Premiere

April 14th, 2010 1:46pm EDT
Chloe Moretz
13-year-old Chloe Moretz showed up at the "Kick-Ass" Los Angeles premiere yesterday looking darling in an age-appropriate strapless pink dress.

The film, which hits theaters on Friday, April 16, tells the tale of an average New York teenager (Aaron Johnson) who decides to don a costume and fight crime. Chloe plays Hit-Girl who, along with her father Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage), sets her sights on local mob heavy Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong).

Chloe no longer fits into the outfit she wore for the film. And she is quite happy she'll never have to don the leather costume and mask again: "The suit...

Aaron Johnson Defends 'Kick-Ass' Language

April 11th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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British actor Aaron Johnson has fired back at critics upset about the fact an 11-year-old girl uses foul language in his new movie Kick-Ass, insisting they should take aim at Rihanna's songs instead.

Young Chloe Moretz uses the 'C' word in the R-rated action film, in which she plays tough-talking Hit-Girl - and her language has become a big issue for politically correct watchdogs.

Even the child star, who is now 13, admits she wouldn't be allowed to get away with the language she uses in the film at home, but co-star Johnson has no problems with the script - and wants critics to loo...

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