The first thing that comes into mind when I see Gemma Arterton is simply, “Why isn’t Gemma Arterton more famous?!” Seriously! If this chick lived in L.A., she’d be starring in at least one summer blockbuster a year. Then again, Gemma seems like she wants projects with more meaning as opposed to doing brainless action flicks solely for the fat payday. Somebody should tell Gemma that there’s nothing wrong with fat paydays!!
The 28-year-old English actress made the promotional rounds to discuss her leading role in the new musical ‘Made in Dagenham’, which is based on the 2010 film of the same name and centers around “the true-life events of the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968″ (source).
If you’re in the city & interested in checking out Gemma in action, opening night is November 5th at the Adelphi Theatre.
Pictured: Gemma Arterton, Jessica Biel, Holly Madison
Twentieth Century Fox and New Regency celebrated the world premiere of Runner Runner at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas. The film stars Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton and Ben Affleck, with Leonardo DiCaprio having been one of the producers. Look for it in theaters on October 4th. Visit Runner Runner for more information.
Richie Furst (Timberlake) is a Princeton student who is cheated out of his tuition money by playing online poker. When he learns that the site is hosted from a remote island location, he goes to confront the site’s corrupt owner, Ivan Block (Affleck), but is lured into becoming Ivan’s protégé and right-hand man. Their relationship starts to reach a boiling point all while an FBI agent Zbysko, tries to use Richie to bring Ivan down. [Wiki]
Pictured: Gemma Arterton, Jessie J, Katherine Jenkins, Laura Whitmore, Preeya Kalidas, Rita Ora
So we’ve already covered Taylor Swift, Berenice Marlohe, and Jourdan Dunn from the 2013 BRIT Awards and here a few more of the fashionable attendees. As you might already know, the 2013 BRIT Awards were held at the 02 Arena in London with performances by Taylor Swift (no surprise), One Direction (no surprise), Justin Timberlake, and Robbie Williams. Sandé and Ben Howard won two awards each though Mumford and Sons and Emeli Sandé had four nominations a piece. Check out the full list of winners and for more info, visit The BRIT Awards website.
Pictured (this will be somewhat confusing): Right to left (top photos): Jessica Chastain, Amy Adams, Gemma Arterton, Jennifer Lawrence (large center), Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard; Bottom row: Olga Kurylenko, Jennifer Garner & Elizabeth Olsen
I think it’s safe to say the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who nominates & presents the awards at the annual Academy Awards is seriously regretting not including Ben Affleck as a Best Director nominee for the upcoming awards. Somebody powerful on the committee obviously holds a grudge against Ben (or maybe even Iran), but I think he could careless considering he has won at pretty much every other award show this season. Once again, Ben Affleck & his directorial debut film “Argo” took home the top prizes at the 66th British Academy Film Awards, winning both Best Film & Best Director honors. Let’s hope he & wife Jennifer Garner make sure they use protection when have having sex later tonight back at their luxury hotel in London.
Other notable winners included Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva receiving awards for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively and continuing her own award season streak, Anne Hathaway scored Best Supporting Actress honors. Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for his tremendous work in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.” And last but not least, “Skyfall” was named Best British Film. If you bastards haven’t watched any of the films, you have a lot of screen time ahead of you.
Pictured: Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Gemma Arterton & Jermery Renner, and Sarah Snook
The 2nd Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards went down tonight at the Star Event Centre in Sydney (it’s already the 31st over there). The Australian-produced comedy “The Sapphires” starring Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman & Jessica Mauboy received the most feature-film nominations with twelve. The film currently has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so I gotta admit, I’m already very curious. Aside from that, Russell Crowe hosted the event. Hit the official website to view all the nominees.
The big ‘Hansel and Gretel 3D‘ Australian red carpet premiere was held earlier today in Sydney featuring the film’s two stars Jeremy Renner & the beautiful Gemma Arterton. The film, which mostly got trashed by critics, hit theaters last weekend to audiences who weren’t as harsh. You can read Abba’s review here.
For those of you who don’t know the story, here’s the plot:
Catching up with Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton), fifteen years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have grown into vengeful bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches. Over the years, the siblings became expert hunters, famous for their proficiency at tracking and taking down their prey. Although still recovering from their ordeal, their work is relatively easy because for an unknown reason, harmful spells and curses do not work well against them.
The Mayor of Augsburg, Germany recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress (Famke Janssen) who is planning to sacrifice many local children at the witches’ gathering during the upcoming ‘Blood Moon’ night in two days time. To make things worse, the duo also has to deal with the brutal Sheriff Berringer (Peter Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own. [Source]
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is the upcoming film that continues the Brothers Grimm fairy tale starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the duo. Famke Janssen stars as the leader of the evil witches. The movie is in theaters today. For more info, visit the Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters official website.
Pictured: Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner, & Gemma Arterton
After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches…their past.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters will be remembered for two things after it opens this Friday: one, its attempt to embellish and reinvent the (somewhat) beloved children’s fairy tale about siblings escaping an evil witch’s oven, and two, its bizarre predilection for showcasing every one of its female characters in ultra-tight leather ensembles that leave no doubt as to who was doing pilates in the Middle Ages. A Brothers Grimm fairy tale this most certainly is not.
It’s a shame, because – unless you go to the movies strictly to watch characters (any characters) beat each other up – there’s almost nothing here to differentiate this from all the other childhood fairy tales reinvented as sexy tween revenge action stories like Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Huntsman, and even Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer. There are too many good looking young people on screen today slicing at each other’s physical beauty.
We’re supposed to believe that because Hansel and Gretel were almost baked into a pie when they were wee kiddos that they grew up wanting to rid the world of evil witches who would do the same to other gluttonous tots. I guess we could believe it . . . if they actually bothered to show us some of the trauma the kids suffered. We’re not going to buy anything that doesn’t bother to even try to get us to invest in a backstory. Yeah, most witches are evil. But some are awesome: like, Hermione Granger!
Mostly, we see Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton slinging arrows and swaying swords. Sometimes we’re not even sure why they’re doing this, other than that they seem to want to do little else. In the end, you’ll probably long for a movie like The Hobbit, which may have had gratuitous Hobbit-on-Goblin fighting, but at least gave us plenty of reasons to care.
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