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Now this is more like it!
We posted a trailer of Neil Jordan's new vampire fable, "Byzantium," and we have to say it didn't do much for us. We dig Jordan, but he's frustratingly (and lovingly, sure) hit-or-miss, and the trailer made "Byzantium" look more like "In Dreams" (ugh) than "Interview with the Vampire" (awesome).
Now, Yahoo! Movies UK has posted a new international trailer for the film, and we like this one much better. It makes the movie actually look, you know, interesting. And kind of hot. And filled with vampire-ish goings-on. You know, all the stuff that makes us want to see a movie.
"Byzantium" tells the tale of a mother/daughter vampire duo (Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan) who find themselves at a remote seaside town, where their involvement with a handsome stranger (Caleb Landry Jones) threatens to tear apart their already delicate existence. Lots of passionate European things ensue, often involving a lot of blood.
Check out the gorgeous creatures of the night above. "Byzantium" opens June 28.
Until last week, I thought Saoirse Ronan's name was pronounced "Swar-reese Ronan," to the point that, when I would mention to anyone that I was in the process of creating this article, I would say with a vaguely subtle air of sanctimony, "It's Hollywood's unpronounceable names — like that girl from 'The Lovely Bones,' Swar-reese Ronan."
The big screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel "The Host" only just hit theaters today, but there's one thing many Twihards and non-Twihards alike can already agree on: They hate it.
Of course, most of the haters not only haven't seen the movie yet, but they haven't read the book, either. Usually we'd suggest waiting to pass judgment until after you've actually read the book or seen the movie and developed an informed opinion. But on the other hand, what fun would that be? Get More »
"The Host" hits theaters this week, and for many fans it's a chance to see whether the popular Stephanie Meyer novel can become a pop culture phenomenon like "The Twilight Saga" did before it.
But for other film buffs, "The Host" represents something else: The continuing development of star Saoirse Ronan, who famously earned an Oscar nomination for 2007's "Atonement" at the age of 13. Will "The Host" finally turn her into an A-lister and ensure that she avoids the child star curse ... or will she become the latest of Oscar's children to experience their biggest career highlight before being legally able to drive? Get More »
People are always complaining about how much Americans suck at doing accents, whether it's Kevin Costner as "Robin Hood" or Keanu Reeves seemingly coming off a heroin addiction in "Bram Stoker's Dracula." And we do suck sometimes, yes.
However, we want to at least even the playing field a little by pointing out some bafflingly bad American accents perpetrated by thesps from overseas. Europe and Australia may have the best acting academies and such, but not every graduate is as versatile as they should be, starting with a certain Gerard Butler from this past weekend's "Olympus Has Fallen." Get More »
Well, here's another movie that makes a strong case for being stalked and ravaged by a vampire as the sweetest way to go possible.
"Interview with the Vampire" director Neil Jordan returns for another bloodsucking tale of gorgeous creatures of the night with "Byzantium," a film that trumps its awkward title with a a lot of delectable undead eye candy. Get More »
Step aside, vampires and werewolves — 2013 marks the year of the alien takeover with "The Host."
The upcoming adaptation of "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi novel centers around Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), a human serving as a host for Wanderer, one of the alien Souls that have invaded Earth. Wanderer struggles to maintain power over Melanie, whose strong emotions and memories cause friction between body and soul. Eventually, they fall for the same human guy — played by Max Irons. Diane Kruger is The Seeker, the nasty alien threatening to put a stop to the freaky love triangle.
The film doesn't hit theaters until March 29, 2013, but they're releasing images now. Check out today's new look at Wanda.
Saoirse Ronan: From a "Host" to a guest.
A guest of "The Grand Budapest Hotel," that is, as Variety brings word that the young Irish actress has signed on (in?) to play the female lead in Wes Anderson's latest comedy of manners.
Plot details on the film are being kept under wraps, though the IMDB claims it's a chronicle of the troubles and tribulations of Mr. Gustave (to be played by Ralph Fiennes, again according to the IMDB), who serves as the hotel's perfectly composed concierge.
Take that with a grain of salt for now, though Anderson himself has gone on record to say that the film is set 85 years ago in a Hungarian hotel (it's not a "trick" title) and is partly inspired by the witty films of Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch. Get More »
Stephenie Meyer's money-makin' mojo isn't just limited to massive book sales. She's also four for four on resultant box office pillages, and the folks at Open Road Films would love nothing more than for her first non-"Twilight" book-to-screen adaptation, "The Host," to become the next focal point for the rabid attention of her fan base. Rumor has it, Meyer's currently tapping out the long-overdue sequel to her sci-fi novel, too, so there's definitely some franchise potential at play with this story.
As for the first post-vamp adaptation, here's an all-inclusive guide to what we know about the movie so far. Get More »
Kneel before Saoirse Ronan!
The "Host" star will soon be ruling Scotland as she sits on the throne of the period drama, "Mary, Queen of Scots," according to Deadline.
Like any good tale of royalty, the story of "Mary" is fraught with murder, incest and power being given to people who are way, way too young to know what to do with it.
Crowned the queen of Scotland before she was a year old, Mary Stuart (1542-1587) also became the queen consort of France after her first husband ascended to the French throne. After she was widowed, she married her first cousin, who was found murdered in his garden a couple of years after their wedding. Mary then went on to marry the man who was probably responsible for that murder and later became one of the chief enemies of her first cousin once removed, Queen Elizabeth I of England. Get More »