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UPDATE: Not so fast there, Mendes! Mz. Broccoli isn't finished with you yet! According to a Deadline Hollywood report that went up just hours after Variety published a story revealing all of the directors in the running, the guy who directed "Skyfall" (and won an Oscar for "American Beauty") is back in the running to direct Bond 24 after all. Mendes had told Empire Magazine that he bowed out in order to focus on other projects, including a West End production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The Deadline report says that Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and her half-brother Michael Wilson are now open to waiting for him.
EARLIER: Are we ready to see James Bond with a wizard's wand? Will Nick Fury ask him to join "The Avengers" in a post-credits scene? How about Daniel Craig donning the "Iron Man" suit, helping a royal get over a stutter, or (gulp) fighting Hulk dogs? Get More »
This week: Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," a spiritual survival tale about a boy and a tiger lost at sea on a lifeboat, took home more Oscars (four) than any other movie this year, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score.
Also new this week is the making-of-"Psycho" biopic "Hitchcock" starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, the animated kids' flick "Rise of the Guardians" and the sobering dramedy "Smashed" with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul. Get More »
"Argo" may have won Best Picture, but it was "Life of Pi" that swept the Oscars this year with four wins, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score.
Based on the bestselling novel by Yann Martel, "Life of Pi" follows two unlikely survival companions — a young boy named Pi (Suraj Sharma), and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker (the work of several incredibly talented special effects artists) — as they're lost at sea on a life raft. Uneasy bonding amidst astonishing spectacle ensues.
Judging by the film's bewilderingly underwhelming domestic box office numbers, chances are you might not have seen this one in all its 3-D glory in theaters ... though now's your chance to bring this breathtaking adventure into your own living room as two lucky winners will take home a "Life of Pi" Blu-ray/DVD combo, courtesy of our giveaway. Get More »
Oscar might be the word of the day, but for some folks, their own names were what rung loudest and proudest during this morning's 2013 Academy Award nominations read-out. Sure, some of them were just as baffled by some of the snubs as the vociferous folks of the Twitterverse, but they couldn't complain too much because, hey, they just got a chance at the most elite prize in the biz.
So, in the day's spirit of actors and such talking about actors and such, we've gathered here the nominees' various reactions to this year's nods. You can probably read between the lines on a few of these.
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook": "I'm so honored and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented actresses. Having the fortunate opportunity to work with David O. Russell was an extraordinary gift and I am so thrilled for my fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who are all nothing short of amazing. This was a labor of love that we all poured our hearts into and could not be more thankful to The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein for their unyielding support of the film" (ET Online). Get More »
Putting a teenage boy and an adult Bengal tiger together in an enclosed space, such as the 20-foot lifeboat that is one of the few settings of "Life of Pi," is a dangerous proposition. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that 17-year-old star Suraj Sharma, who played Pi, was never actually in the boat with a live tiger.
"No, that never happened," Sharma told NextMovie of sharing the boat. Instead, he studied his massive, furry co-stars in their cages, and watched videos of their movement online. "I would watch them be trained and stuff like that."
Remember this guy?
French actor Gérard Depardieu last made headlines just over a year ago for something bad he depar-did: peeing in the aisle of an Air France flight after a stewardess told him to return to his seat.
Now, if you're still like, "Gérard Depar-who?" that's okay too. Although he has nearly 200 credits to his name on IMDb, the actor mostly appears in French films. On these shores, he's best known for his roles in "My Father the Hero," "The Man in the Iron Mask," and "Cyrano de Bergerac." Get More »
A new international trailer for "Life of Pi" has just arrived and while it retains all the incredible imagery and stunning wildlife of the first domestic trailer, this time around we get a lot more insight into the human side of things.
And the human side is something Ang Lee specializes in. Get More »
For thousands of years, the mathematical constant known as pi has helped mankind harness the power of science to build and create a new world for humanity. Recently, though, pi has taken on an even more important role: As the cool inspiration for pop culture touchstones like Darren Aronofsky's cult classic film "Pi" and March 14, a.k.a. Pi Day. It's no longer square to be a circle.
So what could possibly make pi even better? Well, how about a giant tiger?
It looks like Kirsten Dunst didn't call him "Tiger" in the "Spider-Man" movies for nothin'!
Tobey Maguire is set to reunite with director Ang Lee for a small role in "Life of Pi," the highly anticipated adaptation of Yann Martel's bestselling novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Get More »
Director Ang Lee is serving up an unknown actor to play Pi in his big-screen adaptation of Yann Martel's allegorical novel "The Life of Pi."
USA Today reports that after auditioning more than 3,000 young men, Lee has selected 17-year-old Delhi student Suraj Sharma as the lucky actor who gets stranded on a boat for 227 days with ravenous zoo animals.
"The Life of Pi" tells the story of 16-year-old Pi Patel, whose zookeeping family sets sail from India to Canada but their ship sinks along the way. Pi's parents and most of the animals drown, but he manages to hop aboard a lifeboat with a hyena, a zebra, Orange Juice the orangutan, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Get More »