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11 películas que dan (mucha) vergüenza a sus protagonistas

11 películas que dan (mucha) vergüenza a sus protagonistas

Actuar es un trabajo. Incluso en el nivel más selecto, los actores de Hollywood trabajan, aunque desde fuera no se parezca al trabajo que el resto de nosotros estamos acostumbrados a hacer. Y eso significa que, como nosotros, un actor hará algo simplemente para cobrar un dinero y después se arrepentirá. Un ejemplo: Dakota Johnson. Recientemente, en una entrevista con Vanity Fair, la actriz –que actualmente protagoniza la próxima adaptación de Netflix de la novela 'Persuasión' de Jane Austen– habló de la "batalla" que supuso la realización de la trilogía cinematográfica de '50 sombras de Grey' que lanzó su carrera. La elección de Johnson y su coprotagonista Jamie Dornan para los papeles principales, junto a Sam Taylor-Wood en la dirección, dio un barniz de credibilidad a estos blockbusters de literatura fetichista. Pero el producto final estaba lleno de diálogos torpes y escenas de sexo que daban vergüenza ajena. "Firmé para hacer una versión muy distinta a la película que acabamos haciendo", dijo Johnson. Johnson no es la primera actriz que expresa cierta vergüenza por sus decisiones interpretativas. Aquí hay otras ocasiones en las que la lista A de Hollywood ha echado pestes de su trabajo. NO TE LO PIERDAS: Los mejores estrenos del mes

11 pel·lícules que fan (molta) vergonya als seus protagonistes

11 pel·lícules que fan (molta) vergonya als seus protagonistes

Actuar és una feina. Fins i tot en el nivell més selecte, els actors de Hollywood treballen, encara que des de fora no s'assembli a la feina que la resta de nosaltres estem acostumats a fer. I això vol dir que, com nosaltres, un actor farà alguna cosa simplement per cobrar uns diners i després se'n penedirà. Un exemple: Dakota Johnson. Recentment, en una entrevista amb Vanity Fair, l'actriu –que actualment protagonitza la propera adaptació de Netflix de la novel·la 'Persuasió' de Jane Austen– va parlar de la "batalla" que va suposar la realització de la trilogia cinematogràfica de '50 ombres d'en Grey' que va llançar la seva carrera. L'elecció de Johnson i el seu coprotagonista Jamie Dornan pels papers principals, juntament amb Sam Taylor-Wood a la direcció, va donar un vernís de credibilitat a aquests blockbusters de literatura fetitxista. Però el producte final estava ple de diàlegs maldestres i escenes de sexe que feien vergonya aliena. "Vaig signar per fer una versió molt diferent de la pel·lícula que vam acabar fent", va dir Johnson. Johnson no és la primera actriu que expressa certa vergonya per les decisions interpretatives. Aquí hi ha altres ocasions en què la llista A de Hollywood ha malparlat de la seva feina. NO T'HO PERDIS: Les millors estrenes de cine del mes 

11 times actors threw their own movies under the bus

11 times actors threw their own movies under the bus

Acting is a job. Even at the most elite level, Hollywood actors are still putting in work, even if, from the outside, it doesn’t look like the work the rest of us are accustomed to doing. And just like you, that means that, every once in a while, an actor is going to do something simply to collect a paycheck – and then regret it later. Case in point: Dakota Johnson. Recently, in an interview with Vanity Fair, the actress – currently set to star in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the Jane Austen novel Persuasion – discussed the ‘battle’ of making the 50 Shades of Grey movie trilogy that launched her career. The casting of Johnson and co-star Jamie Dornan in the leading roles, along with Sam Taylor-Wood on directing duties, lent a veneer of arthouse credibility to the fetish literature blockbusters. But the final product was plagued with hammy dialogue and cringe-inducing sex scenes. ‘I signed up to do a very different version of the film we ended up making,’ Johnson said, expanding on 50 Shades author EL James’s insistence on having ‘a lot of creative control, all day, every day, and she just demanded that certain things happen. Johnson is hardly the first actor to express some embarrassment over their acting choices. Here are a few other notable occasions when Hollywood’s A-list spoke put the boot in on their own work.

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The original Christopher Reeve ‘Superman’ costume is up for sale

The original Christopher Reeve ‘Superman’ costume is up for sale

Film fanatics can get their hands on some of cinema’s most iconic props at an upcoming auction, including the Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve. While it won’t give you any of Kal-El’s superpowers, the costume will make you the coolest person at any Halloween party this year. Reeve donned the costume in four Superman movies between 1978 and 1987. The complete costume is expected to sell for between £250,000 and £500,000 when it goes up for auction. Photograph: PropstoreChristopher Reeve’s Superman costume is up for grabs The Propstore auction will take place for four days from 3 November with memorabilia worth in excess of £11 million. Bids can be placed online or by phone from anywhere in the world, or Londoners can head to BAFTA 195 Piccadilly for the live auction. Registration is now open on the Propstore website.Other items of film history that are up for grabs in the auction include a first edition hardback of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which has a price estimate of between £100,000 to £150,000.There is also the Darth Vader gloves worn by actor David Prowse during filming of Star Wars: A New Hope, which will set you back up to £250,000. Photograph: PropstoreThis first edition of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ is estimated for go for more than £100,000 Bored of Grogu and want to have your own baby Yoda? Then look no further, with the wise Jedi’s robes from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace selling for an estimated £60,000. You can buy J

The ‘Wicked’ movies – everything you need to know

The ‘Wicked’ movies – everything you need to know

It’s time to paint your face green and grab your pointy hat and broom as Wicked makes the move from the stage to the big screen. A bit of a pop-culture mindbender, the movie will be based on the musical that’s based on a book, which is a spin-off of another book that also became a movie and then a musical. Got all that?  Or in other words – Wicked found life as a novel in 1995, a spin-off from L Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’. That book eventually became a movie in 1939 - you’ve probably seen it – and then found a new lease of life on the stage. Since its official opening on Broadway in 2003, Wicked has become one of the most popular musical productions in history. The musical then opened in London’s West End in September 2006 and continues to run in the Apollo Victoria Theatre to date. A film had been rumoured to be in development ever since 2004, with everyone from Lady Gaga and Idina Menzel – who starred in the original production - rumoured to be cast. Now it’s finally happening with Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M Chu in the director’s chair. Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming Wicked film adaptation. When will the Wicked movie be released? Wicked will be split into two movies. The first one arrives in cinemas in December 2024, and there won’t be a long wait for the second movie: it’s scheduled to arrive in December 2025.  Those release dates put the Wicked movies in direct competition with Avatar 3 and Taika Waititi’s Star Wars movie,

Netflix has confirmed the return date for ‘The Crown’

Netflix has confirmed the return date for ‘The Crown’

Roll out the red carpet and practice your curtsy, the return date for The Crown has finally been confirmed. The fifth season of the period drama will arrive on Netflix on Wednesday, November 9. As is now tradition with The Crown, an all-new cast will take over the royal roles for the next two seasons, with Imelda Staunton taking over from Olivia Colman as the late Queen Elizabeth II.  pic.twitter.com/jMJNYCZ1va — The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) September 24, 2022 Tenet’s Elizabeth Debicki replaces Emma Corrin as Diana, while Dominic West will provide a burlier Prince Charles than Josh O’Connor’s version. And West’s 13-year-old-son, Senan West, is keeping it in the family as a young Prince William. As the show moves into the 1990s, expect to see the fallout of Charles and Diana’s marriage and the arrival of Tony Blair in the political arena. There was speculation that the death of the Queen might impact the timing for The Crown’s new season, especially with season five covering the thorny terrain of King Charles’s troubled relationship with Diana, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Photograph: NetflixDominic West as Prince Charles There’s been a resurgence in popularity for the drama since the Queen’s death. Streaming figures went up by 800 percent between September 9-11 in the UK, compared with the previous weekend’s figures, according to analysis by US tech company Whip Media. In America, viewing of The Crown quadrupled over the same period, while in France there w

Everything you need to know about ‘Enola Holmes 2’

Everything you need to know about ‘Enola Holmes 2’

Netflix have confirmed details for the sequel to 2020’s surprise hit whodunnit, Enola Holmes. One of her first major appearances outside of Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown took on the role of Enola Holmes, young sister of the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. Based on ‘The Enola Holmes Mysteries’ book series by American author Nancy Springer, the first movie became an instant hit for Netflix and stands as one of their most-watched original films, with an estimated 76 million households watching Enola Holmes in its first month of release. Little surprise, then, that a sequel was quickly put into production. Here’s all you need to know about Enola Holmes 2. When is Enola Holmes 2 released and where can I watch it? Just like the first instalment, Enola Holmes 2 will be released exclusively on Netflix. And fans only have to wait a few more months: it arrives on the streaming platform on November 4. Is there a trailer for Enola Holmes 2? Yes! Netflix unveiled the trailer for Enola Holmes 2 in September as part of their annual Tudum event. Feast your eyes on the below clip for a tease of what's to come. Who is in the Enola Holmes 2 cast? Millie Bobby Brown returns as the titular junior detective and Henry Cavill is back as her famous brother, Sherlock Holmes. Returning Enola Holmes cast members also include Helena Bonham Carter as Enola’s mother Eudoria, Ali & Ava’s Adeel Akhtar as Inspector Lestrade and Susan Wokoma as mentor Edith. New recruits include Top Boy’s Sharon Du

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid casts ‘Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid casts ‘Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page

Buckle up, it’s time to venture back to the Wild Wild West. Amazon is producing a series based on real-life outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with some major talent attached for the lead roles. Bridgerton hunk Regé-Jean Page will take on the role of Cassidy while Top Gun: Maverick star Glen Powell will appear as the Sundance Kid. Variety reports that the untitled series will be executive produced by the Russo Brothers, who previously worked with Page on Netflix thriller, The Gray Man. The script will come from Kaz and Ryan Firpo, who recently co-wrote Marvel superhero epic Eternals. Exact plot details for the Amazon series are being kept under wraps for now, but it’s likely to follow the lives of Robert ‘Butch Cassidy’ Parker – the character played by Paul Newman in the classic 1969 western – and his partner-in-crime Harry ‘Sundance Kid’ Longabaugh (aka Robert Redford). As members of the Wild Bunch clan, the two outlaws performed the longest string of train and bank robberies in American history, before fleeing to South America. There’s a potential spoiler warning here, but while the outlaws were believed to have been killed in a shootout with the Bolivian Army in November 1908, the exact circumstances around their fate continues to be disputed leading to several conspiracy theories. Since their life of crime came to an end, the pair have been immortalised in movies and television, most notably with that 1969 western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Newm

The Midnight Club – everything you need to know

The Midnight Club – everything you need to know

Halloween is just around the corner and Netflix are cranking up the horror with their new series from Mike Flanagan, the creator of Midnight Mass and The Haunting of Hill House. With a cast of horror veterans and rising talents, The Midnight Club is set to bring the thrills and chills this October. Here’s all you need to know about The Midnight Club. What is The Midnight Club about? The Midnight Club is an adaptation of the 1994 horror novel by author Christopher Pike. At a hospice for terminally ill young adults, eight patients come together every night at midnight to tell each other horror stories. They make a pact that the next of them to die will send the group a sign from the afterlife, but as with any good horror, expect nothing to be as it seems. When will The Midnight Club be released? The Midnight Club will arrive on Netflix from October 7, 2022. All 10 episodes will drop on the same date, so all that’s left to decide is if you’ll binge all of The Midnight Club before Halloween, or draw out the horror for weeks. There’s no word yet on if there will be a second series of The Midnight Club, but if this series is a hit then expect Netflix to adapt more of the dozens of spooky novels that author Christopher Pike has published. Is there a trailer for The Midnight Club? Yes! Feast your eyes on the below to get a taste of those spooky tales. Who is in the cast of The Midnight Club? The cast of The Midnight Club features horror legends alongside rising talent. Heather Lan

It’s official – Idris Elba won’t be the new 007

It’s official – Idris Elba won’t be the new 007

After years of speculation, we can finally stop asking Idris Elba if he will be the next James Bond. Turns out he’s too old to be the suave spy. Following on from Daniel Craig’s 007 swansong No Time To Die, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson are currently seeking the next actor to portray Bond, but have warned the next movie won’t start filming for at least two more years. Despite only turning 50 this month – and looking at least two decades younger than that – Elba has been all but ruled out by Bond producers who want someone to stick with the franchise for at least a decade. ‘He’s great. We love Idris,’ Broccoli tells Variety. ‘The thing is, it’s going to be a couple of years off,’ Broccoli explained. ‘And when we cast Bond, it’s a ten to 12-year commitment. So he’s probably thinking, ‘Do I really want that thing? Not everybody wants to do that. It was hard enough getting Daniel Craig to do it.’ When filming commenced in January 2006 for his first Bond movie, Casino Royale, Craig was 35 years old, and would stay with the franchise until 2019 with No Time To Die, by which time he was a more mature 53. Just weeks ago, Elba seemed to rule himself out of the running for the next 007 during an interview with The Wall Street Journal. ‘I don’t have an opinion on who plays James Bond next,’ he said. ‘I think that it could be really well cast, and I look forward to whoever gets it. When I look in the mirror, I don’t see James Bond.’ The search for Bond continues – pensi

’Magic Mike 3‘ is set to go super-sized with a big-screen release

’Magic Mike 3‘ is set to go super-sized with a big-screen release

In great news for fans of cinemas and chiselled abs alike, Magic Mike’s Last Dance will be strutting its way onto the big screen after all – and it’s happening early next year. The threequel, initially scheduled for a streaming release, sees Channing Tatum returning alongside Salma Hayek, Caitlin Gerard and Gavin Spokes, according to Deadline. Hayek stepped in after Thandie Newton pulled out of her undisclosed role. Magic Mike’s Last Dance will arrive in cinemas on February 10, 2023. Unlike its male dancers themselves, the film’s plot details are firmly under wraps, but expect a trailer to be unveiled imminently. The previous two entries in the franchise followed Mike (Tatum), a male stripper who dreams of opening his own furniture business but can’t escape the wild lifestyle of performing. Tatum had a co-writing credit on the first two movies, with the storylines offering a semi-autobiographical version of the actor’s early years as a male stripper. Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL have grossed a combined $285 million at the international box office, and the franchise has spawned a global stage show: Magic Mike Live. With Tatum serving as the director and creator, the stage show launched in Las Vegas, before opening in venues in London, Berlin and Australia. There are strong rumours of tie-in events for the new movie at global Magic Mike Live venues around the world, with details promised soon.  Read our review of Magic Mike Live in London’s West End.Eight ways Channing Tatum h

‘Constantine 2’ – everything you need to know

‘Constantine 2’ – everything you need to know

Keanu Reeves is set to return to the world of demons and angels in Constantine 2. Released in 2005, Constantine might not be up there with Superman and Batman in the DC pantheon – at least, in terms of recognisability – but the movie has gone on to become a cult classic. Since then, versions of the character – superhero demon hunter John Constantine – has appeared in several DC productions. Most recently, Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman appeared as Joanna Constantine in The Sandman, gender-fluid casting that brought a fresh twist to the character. A standalone HBO Max series was due to go into production but has since been shelved. Instead, producer JJ Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost) has pivoted from a TV miniseries to a big-screen return for Constantine. Here’s all you need to know about the Constantine sequel. When will Constantine 2 be released? The script isn’t yet finished and filming is months away from beginning, so it’s safe to assume we won’t be seeing the Constantine sequel until 2024 at the earliest. Who is in the cast of Constantine 2? Keanu Reeves is back as John Constantine, supernatural exorcist and demonologist – in other words, he kicks demon ass. Reeves has often spoken of his desire to reprise the role. ‘I just loved that world and I love that character,’ he told Variety in 2019. Other casting will likely be announced in the coming months as the final edits of the script come together.  Photograph: Warner Bros.Rachel Weisz starred in the first Co

You can buy James Bond’s Aston Martin from ‘No Time to Die’

You can buy James Bond’s Aston Martin from ‘No Time to Die’

Christmas is less than 100 days away and if you’re not sure what to get your petrolhead dad, then look no further: the Aston Martin used in the latest James Bond movie is going up for auction.  Used in the No Time to Die car chase scene filmed in the southern Italian hilltop town of Matera, the vehicle features rotating guns in the headlights and signs of bullet damage across the body – so expect some funny looks if using it to do your weekly food shop. The sale of the stunt car is being handled by Christie’s as part of the auction house’s collection celebrating 60 years of James Bond. Photograph: Max Earey PhotographerThe Aston Martin is expected to sell for up to £2million at auction Auction house Christie’s explains how the vehicle is sold as a ‘non-runner collector’s item and was built to be used by trained professional stunt drivers in a controlled environment for filming only and is not sold as a means of transport’. If you are looking to drive it, Christie’s suggests seeking professional advice as to whether it would be possible to convert the vehicle to become roadworthy. Other items in the live auction include costumes worn by Ana de Armas and Daniel Craig in No Time to Die, stunt vehicles from across the James Bond franchise, and a five-night stay at the Fleming Villa on Jamaica's Goldeneye estate. Bond fans who want to start bidding can jump the gun on the online auction where bidding is currently open and runs until October 5, 2022. Items in the online auction i

Everything you need to know about Evan Peters’ new Netflix series about Jeffrey Dahmer

Everything you need to know about Evan Peters’ new Netflix series about Jeffrey Dahmer

A new true-crime series is on the way to Netflix from the dark mind of Ryan Murphy and starring his old American Horror Story mucker Evan Peters. The actor will be swapping the mercurial Quicksilver in X-Men for an X-rated murder spree in a series that will chart the life and crimes of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.Murphy, a showrunner best known to date for American Horror Story, Pose and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, has teamed up again with Peters and Netflix – major proponents of the true-crime genre, too, of course – for a sure-to-be grisly true-life exploration of Dahmer’s long series of killings.  Dip under the police tape with us to find out everything we know so far about Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Is there a trailer for Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Netflix have unveiled a full trailer for the upcoming series. The chilling preview clip shows the systematic and methodical torture inflicted on Dahmer's victims. Peters embodies the serial killer with alarming ease, delivering a spine-tingling performance as he confronts his concerned neighbour with a 'meat sandwich' peace offering. Shots of cannibalism and courtroom showdowns feature throughout the trailer, with Dahmer's neighbour seen begging local police forces to intervene before he could take another innocent victim's life. What is Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story about? As the title implies, the series will chronicle the life of one of America’s most notorious serial kille

‘The Mandalorian’ season 3: everything you need to know

‘The Mandalorian’ season 3: everything you need to know

Since Disney took over the Star Wars franchise there have been huge hits (The Force Awakens), box-office flops (Solo: A Star Wars Story), mediocre series (The Book of Boba Fett), and those projects which are likely to be wiped even from the databanks of the Jedi library on Coruscant – we’re looking at you, The Rise of Skywalker. But one undeniable hit has been The Mandalorian, the Star Wars spin-off series that helped kick off Disney+ in the first place. Set after events of the original trilogy, the first two seasons of The Mandalorian has weaved in Star Wars lore from all three movie trilogies, while still creating new and exciting characters to take the saga to brand-new places. Here’s everything you need to know about the third season of The Mandalorian. When will The Mandalorian season 3 be released on Disney+? The Mandalorian Season 3 will arrive on Disney+ in February 2023. Filming for the third season began in October 2021 and wrapped at the end of March 2022. The first two seasons of The Mandalorian both had eight episodes, so while nothing has been confirmed, it’s probably reasonable to expect eight this time too. A fourth season for The Mandalorian is in development, but won’t be released until 2024. Photograph: DisneyPedro Pascal returns in the title role Is there a trailer for The Mandalorian season 3? Yes! Disney unveiled the first trailer for The Mandalorian season three at its recent D23 fan event. And there’s like to be another trailer before the series arri