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CATS Wins Six 2020 Razzie Awards Winners Announced

CATS "Wins" Six 2020 Razzie Awards, "Winners" Announced

CATS won Worst Picture, Worst Supporting actor (James Corden), Worst Supporting Actress (Rebel Wilson), Worst Screen Combo (Any Two Half-Feline/Half Human Hairballs), Worst Screenplay and Worst Director (Tom Hooper), nabbing it six awards."This past weekend the Razzies had planned a really humongous show – complete with an opening parody number, sketches, 'Celebrity Presenters' and the[...]

Taylor Swift Loved the Weirdness of Making CATS

Taylor Swift Loved the "Weirdness" of Making 'CATS'

In a new interview with British Vogue, she reveals that she had a great time being a part of the Tom Hooper adaptation. “I really had an amazing time with ‘Cats,'” Swift told British Vogue. “I think I loved the weirdness of it I loved how I felt I’d never get another opportunity to be like this in[...]



Sacha Baron Cohen Will No Longer Be Playing Freddie Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen Will No Longer Be Playing Freddie Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen often seems to be a somewhat misunderstood comedian.I think he's far more subversive and interesting than he often gets credit for but I wonder if that edge and satirical eye may have something to do with the news reaching us today that he's pulled out of the Freddie Mercury biopic.Deadline broke the[...]




Canted Angles And Wide Angle Lenses Give Les Miserables A Very Cinematic Look

Canted Angles And Wide Angle Lenses Give Les Miserables A Very Cinematic Look

I imagine these shots will make more sense in context - I can't say Tom Hooper crippled his previous films with camera trickery.Wide angle lenses put the vantage point inside the "scene" very well; canted angles break away from any tableau looking "stagey" too Or, to put it another way, to create a very "filmed[...]


VIDEO: Hugh Jackman And Anne Hathaway Filming The Big Big Finale To Les Miserables

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman And Anne Hathaway Filming The Big, Big Finale To Les Miserables

Tom Hooper is currently in the midst of shooting a very large scale movie of Les Miserables, and a new paparazzi video gives a good idea of how lavishly the sets have been dressed If you can call this particular kind of dressing "lavish." Bonfire-waiting-to-happen chic, perhaps.You'll note that everybody there was miming to playback[...]

First Image of Hugh Jackman As Jean Valjean In Les Miserables

First Image of Hugh Jackman As Jean Valjean In Les Miserables

We've already seen a few candid shots of Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper's film adaptation of Cameron Mackintosh's musical Les Misérables Now the actor has very excitedly tweeted the first official promotional still of Valjean, which is presumably from his grubby fugitive days I certainly wouldn't put my trust in any mayor[...]

Samantha Barks Rounds Out The Cast For Les Miserables

Samantha Barks Rounds Out The Cast For Les Miserables

Rebecca Lewis writes for Bleeding Cool.It’s a been a busy two months for director Tom Hooper and Les Miserables, so as rehearsals gets underway on the big screen adaptation, we should catch up on some recent casting.Last we heard, New York casting calls were being held for the role of Cosette, the young daughter of[...]



Hugh Jackman Tells Us When Wolverine And Les Miserables Will Shoot

Hugh Jackman Tells Us When Wolverine And Les Miserables Will Shoot

That’s usually around the timeline. Time for Tom Hooper to shoot another project first, before Les Mis? Very possibly I'd hate to think he's just twiddling his thumbs.Less wiggle room for James Mangold, however, who should be getting rather busy with The Wolverine soon, especially if he's wanting a "director's pass" on the script.[...]

Marketing Silliness: The King's Speech Biscuits

Just a quick one, because it's so bizarre. The PR forces behind The King's Speech have gone to trouble of having some bespoke biscuits made to promote the film. Because it's so obscure and nobody has heard of it. And because biscuits that you'll never eat will make it more appealing to you. The press […]

Tom Hooper May Get Tulip Fever Next

Tom Hooper May Get Tulip Fever Next

From Deadline: Tom Hooper seems to be getting serious about resuscitating the Deborah Moggach novel Tulip Fever as a possible next directing vehicle That project had been on the verge of being put in turnaround at Paramount, but the studio could be involved as a co-financier with TWC. The director of The King's Speech and the arch[...]

Kings Speech Director Turned Down Iron Man 3 May Take Up Les Miserables

King's Speech Director Turned Down Iron Man 3, May Take Up Les Miserables

Josh Hylton writes for Bleeding Cool: I feel like if you were Tom Hooper, who directed last year's brilliant The King's Speech, you would probably have a number of projects already lined up With that film's multiple Oscar nominations and surprising box office staying power, the best thing he could possibly do is keep the ball[...]

Director Tom Hooper Not Happy About Possible Recut Of The King's Speech

I can't think of a single scene that could (or should) be cut for any reason, but The Weinstein Company thinks otherwise.It has been known for a while now that Harvey Weinstein has considered cutting out the swear words in The King's Speech to abolish the R rating and get a PG-13 in America, but[...]