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We, at NextMovie, pride ourselves on being early adopters of YA literature. We were on "Twilight" before K.Stew was ever a noun. We championed "The Hunger Games" before everyone (and their mom) knew it was cool. We're like hipsters, only way dorkier.
So when it was time to head off to Louisiana for a visit to the set of "Beautiful Creatures," we grabbed our dog-eared copy of the book it's based on — the one we read waaaaay before it was a movie — and geeked out on the beautiful creatures that are now bringing "Beautiful Creatures" to the big screen.
So what are the coolest details we learned on the New Orleans movie set? Read on. Get More »
There's some big magic in the Big Easy!
Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Emma Thompson and Emmy Rossum lay on the supernatural Southern melodrama in "Beautiful Creatures," the lush-looking adaptation of the fantasy novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl that follows two teens who uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. Get More »
Now that Harry Potter has kissed Ginny Weasley for the last time and the Cullen family is preparing to sparkle off into the sunset this November, it might seem that the well has run dry for fans of supernatural romance. But no — we have firsthand proof of life after "Twilight."
A few months ago, we packed up our copy of "Beautiful Creatures" and headed to Louisiana, where the adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's YA fantasy romance is filming. We got one action-packed day on set, where we watched a couple scenes being filmed — one of them so top-secret we won't even mention it again — and talked to most of the major players in the cast. Get More »
Woo hoo, witchy woman!
Emma Thompson is about to introduce a little conflict to the world of "Beautiful Creatures" as she's signed on for a dastardly dual role in the Southern Gothic mystery film, according to Deadline.
The "Sense and Sensibility" star will bring toil and trouble to the role of Mrs. Lincoln, a small town religious zealot, and to the role of Sarafine, the dark witch who possesses her. Both characters serve as major antagonists to the film's heroes, Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) and Ethan Wate (Jack O'Connell), two teenagers who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town. Get More »
Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson are about to make some costume designers very happy.
The "Twilight" actress and former Hogwarts professor have teamed up for "Effie," a Victorian drama set in 1850s London, according to Deadline.
"Effie" chronicles the loveless marriage between Euphemia Gray (Fanning), a beautiful teenage socialite, and John Ruskin (Greg Wise), a famed critic who, despite his wife's extreme beauty, was disgusted by her physically and never consummated their five-year marriage. After much humiliation and browbeating by her in-laws, Effie fell in love with with Ruskin's protégé, painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge). Get More »
When "Harry Potter" fans head to the theater this weekend to check out "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," they'll no doubt be worrying about minor details like, you know, Voldemort trying to kill Harry, the Death Eaters taking over the wizarding world and basically the end of all things.
But some movie buffs will be focused on another amazing aspect of the film: all those incredible British thespians (and a couple Irishmen and Scots). Get More »
Will Smith is the fresh prince of multitasking these days, what with his own movie career, his production company and partnership with Jay-Z, and boosting his kids' careers.
In between takes on his new movie "Men in Black III," he's been hunkered down in his behemoth of a trailer cooking up his daughter's hair-whippingly adorable debut in "Annie." Smith, who is producing the musical with Jay-Z, has asked his "Men in Black III" costar Emma Thompson to pen the remake herself. Get More »
"Brave" heroine Princess Merida might be royalty, but she's no shrinking violet. And now we have the photographic evidence to prove it.
Pixar has released its first official still from the film, which will be released next summer, and it features the fiery Scottish redhead aiming her bow and arrow right at the camera. Duck and cover! Merida's interest in archery is discouraged, of course, and after a rebellious tussle with the 'rents, some unknown horribleness descends upon her daddy's kingdom.
We're hoping that means it's up to her to save the day and not some dorky prince dude with a butt chin. Get More »
After playing a murder victim in "The Lovely Bones" and an assassin in the upcoming "Hanna," precocious 16-year-old former Academy Award nominee (for "Atonement") Saoirse Ronan will finally get her shot at being the center of a love triangle... and a racy real-life one no less.
According to Production Weekly, Ronan will play Effie Gray in Emma Thompson's screenplay titled "Effie" about the controversial Victorian socialite who married famed art critic John Ruskin in 1848 and, five year's later, had the unconsummated marriage annulled on the grounds of his "incurable impotency."
She then married Ruskin's protégé, painter John Everett Millais, who had frequently traveled with the couple and even did portraits of Effie commissioned by Ruskin. Saucy! Get More »