Posts Tagged ‘Tom Hooper’

Reel: THR’s Director Roundtable

Thursday, November 29th, 2012


Quentin Tarantino Says DEATH PROOF Is the “Worst” Film He’s Ever Made; Watch Full Directors Roundtable Interview

THR‘s roundtable interviews are always entertaining and this year’s director’s roundtable is one of the best.  It’s a one-hour conversation that involves Quentin Tarantino, Ben Affleck, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David O. Russell, and Gus Van Sant.  There are a few highlights but the Internet is buzzing with Tarantino’s comments about retiring and his film Death Proof.

“I’m really well versed on a lot of directors’ careers, you know, and when you look at those last five films when they were past it, when they were too old, and they’re really out of touch with the times, whether it be William Wyler and ‘The Liberation of L.B. Jones’ or Billy Wilder with ‘Fedora’ and then ‘Buddy Buddy’ or whatever the hell. To me, it’s all about my filmography, and I want to go out with a terrific filmography,” he said. “[2007's] ‘Death Proof’ has got to be the worst movie I ever make. And for a left-handed movie, that wasn’t so bad, all right? — so if that’s the worst I ever get, I’m good. But I do think one of those out-of-touch, old, limp, flaccid-dick movies costs you three good movies as far as your rating is concerned.”

Below you can watch a clip of him talking about retirement and then the whole roundtable.


New Trailer for LES MISERABLES, The Cast Knows It’s A Musical

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

anneWe have a new full-length trailer for the musical movie adaptation of Les Miserables, the trailer this time around is more to showcase the soundtrack and the stars who sing the numbers.

From the footage I’ve seen, it’s become clear that director Tom Hooper is really putting his own touch onto this project.  We know that he recorded the actors’ vocal performances on set rather than in a studio.  There’s also a great looking set that let’s face it, if it didn’t capture 19th-century France as well as it does, fans of the musical would revolt.

The film stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Les Miserables opens on December 25th, watch the trailer below:


LES MISERABLES Has a Trailer Starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012


Here is the first trailer for director Tom Hooper’s (The Kings Speech) Les Misérables, it’s a great trailer that shows off the cast but more importantly the beautiful cinematography.  The world’s longest-running musical needs to be on the big screen in a big way and it looks like they pulled it off, it’s going to be epic.

For fans of the play our cast looks like this: Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Javert), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette), Eddie Redmayne (Marius), Samantha Barks (Éponine), Sacha Baron Cohen (Thénardier), and Helena Bonham Carter (Madame Thénardier).

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Les Misérables opens December 2012, watch the trailer below: