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Alfonso Cuarón wins 2014 DGA Award for ‘Gravity’ (photo: Directors Guild of America Award winner Alfonso Cuarón and last year’s DGA Award winner Ben Affleck) As expected, Alfonso Cuarón won the 2014 Directors Guild of America Award for the blockbuster Gravity at a January 25, 2014, ceremony held at Los Angeles’ Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. “We saw all these photographs of earth from space, and it’s absolutely beautiful; hues of greens and blues,” Cuarón told the crowd after receiving his award from last year’s DGA winner, Ben Affleck. “Everything seems so organic [from space]. Those silly lines and boundaries we put on political maps, you can’t see that from space. It’s a bizarre experiment of nature, that is the human experience. And it’s what we…
Alfonso Cuarón: First Mexican DGA Award Winner in Feature Film Category
Channing Tatum to direct Magic Mike 2? Channing Tatum, whose White House Down opens this evening in North America, may co-direct the sequel to his 2012 sleeper domestic hit Magic Mike. Unlike the original film, directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) and loosely based on Tatum’s own experiences as a stripper, the star of The Vow and 21 Jump Street told The Hollywood Reporter that the aptly titled (at least for now) Magic Mike 2 "will be a road-trip movie, and it will essentially be the movie that everyone thought the first one was going to be: crazy and fun and less slice-of-life and less drama. The first one, we had to make not so cheesy and campy; this one we are going…
Channing Tatum: Genghis Khan Admirer to Direct MAGIC MIKE 2?
Behind the Candelabra HBO Hit: Liberace movie starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon nearly breaks record Behind the Candelabra, the Steven Soderbergh-directed Liberace biopic starring Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover-chauffeur Scott Thorson, was first aired Sunday evening on HBO. The result: 2.4 million television viewers, the largest audience for an HBO original film in nearly a decade. Another 1.1 million viewers watched a repeat broadcast later in the evening. (Photo: Michael Douglas as Liberace, Matt Damon as Scott Thorson in Behind the Candelabra.) Curiously, the flamboyantly gay Behind the Candelabra trailed only another (much more sedate) HBO biopic about the relationship between two disparate men: Joseph Sargent’s Something the Lord Made, about heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman) and…
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Michael Douglas Liberace Movie HBO Ratings Near-Record
Melissa McCarthy Identity Thief overperforms; Steven Soderbergh Side Effects disappoints: Box office Starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, the Seth Gordon-directed comedy Identity Thief grossed an estimated $11.2 million at 3,141 theaters on Friday, according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. That’s considerably above expectations. As a result, instead of earning around $25 million over the weekend as some pundits had predicted, Identity Thief is on its way to something closer to $33m-$35 million, depending on the after-effects of winter storm Nemo, which just hit the U.S. northeast. (Photo: Melissa McCarthy Identity Thief.) For comparison’s sake: Seth Gordon’s Horrible Bosses, featuring an ensemble cast that included Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Farrell, opened with $9.9 million on its first day out in July…
Melissa McCarthy IDENTITY THIEF Box Office: Best Opening Weekend in 2013?
Steven Soderbergh’s action-thriller Haywire, starring Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Angarano, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton and martial arts star Gina Carano (photo) is AFI FEST 2011’s “Secret Screening.” Haywire will be presented tonight at 9:30 p.m. The synopsis below is from the AFI FEST press release: … Haywire tells the story of Mallory Kane, a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive. Using…
Steven Soderbergh/HAYWIRE Secret Screening: AFI FEST 2011
Steven Soderbergh’s drama The Girlfriend Experience, starring Sasha Grey as a Manhattan escort, Chris Santos as her boyfriend, and Philip Eytan as her potential lover, opens in UK cinemas on Dec. 4. Photos: Revolver Entertainment Chris Santos Chris Santos Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh’s THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE Images
Set at the time of the 2008 US presidential elections, The Girlfriend Experience follows Manhattan escort Chelsea (21-year-old Sasha Grey, voted best female performer in XXX films last year), a savvy businesswoman who offers the "girlfriend experience" to her clients: dinner and movie dates, chats, sex — and even that most indecent of habits, kissing. Sounds like fun? Perhaps it is, but then there’s both the boyfriend (Chris Santos) and a special writer (Philip Eytan) from Los Angeles. Sounds decadent? Well, that’s nothing compared to the free fall of the global economy thanks to the (truly) obscene behavior of bankers and their politician-whores. While the world financial markets crumble, Chelsea gets laid — and ponders about how to best invest in her future. Written by…
Sasha Grey in THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE Photos
Directed by Steven Soderbergh (above, lower photo) and written by Scott Z. Burns (from Kurt Eichenwald’s book on the true story of executive-turned-whistleblower Mark Whitacre), The Informant! was recently screened out of the competition at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Matt Damon, who gained about 30 lbs. for the role (and who still looks nothing like Whitacre), stars as the high-ranking executive informant (and embezzler) who gets agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland in big trouble with the U.S. government. Also in the Informant! cast: Lucas Carroll, Eddie Jemison, and Rusty Schwimmer. The Informant! opens in the US on Sept. 18. Photos: Claudette Barius / ©2008 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Matt Damon in THE INFORMANT Photos