Olga Kurylenko is a dream girl. I mean this literally: in 'Oblivion,' her latest film, she plays a mysterious woman who haunts a man’s dreams. And like Tom Cruise’s character, we soon realize that we’re more than a little bit in love with her, thanks to her quiet introspection, a sort of heartrending sincerity, and, sure, the fact that she’s drop-dead gorgeous. But then again, audiences have been getting slowly introduced to her over the past several years in a number of roles where she’s a troubled, unattainable and yet remarkably welcoming young beauty who wins the heart of her male counterparts.
We recently sat down with Kurylenko at the Los Angeles press day for Oblivion, where the actress had just survived a full day of interviews – we were her last. And though she apologized repeatedly, for some perceived fatigue on her part, she was engaged and thoughtful as she spoke about the role of Julia, playing a character introduced to audiences as a romantic ideal. Additionally, she discussed her collaboration with director Joe Kosinski ('TRON: Legacy'), and talked about how her own idealized past – as a former model – proves to be both a blessing and a curse as she continues to win the hearts not only of audiences, but filmmakers eager to work with the best actresses in Hollywood.
Although 'District 9' highlighted a world that most audiences had never seen – the sociocultural divide in South Africa, writ large as a genre parable -- Neill Blomkamp’s debut film offered them something that was possibly even more unique, and significant: It felt like the first science-fiction movie in a long time that was completely original.
Duncan Jones and Gareth Edwards’ projects, 'Moon' and 'Monsters,' respectively, came soon therafter, but the trio reminded the world – not to mention Hollywood’s money-counters – that it was possible to tell stories that didn’t come from an already-popular book series, toy line or canceled television show. And now, with 'Elysium,' Blomkamp faces the pressure of following through on that promise: working with Matt Damon and Jodie Foster on a big-budget adventure financed by Sony, the filmmaker must demonstrate that his first film was not a fluke, but the future of genre filmmaking.
There are a million reasons why an 'Evil Dead' remake shouldn't work. So many, in fact, we won't even start listing them all here. And yet this 'Evil Dead' remake is still a success (read our 'Evil Dead' review here). How is that possible? And how did they do it without the help of CGI, which is far-too-prevalent in horror movies these days? We sat down with director Fede Alvarez, producer Rob Tabert and a guy you might have heard of named Bruce Campbell, to talk about remaking one of the most beloved horror movies of all time.
Star of the original 'Evil Dead' (and producer of this remake) had one thing to say to the new cast as they prepped to begin shooting: this is going to be miserable.
Between the prosthetics, the contact lenses, the running, the screaming, the getting vomited on...there were some long days on the 'Evil Dead' set for sure. We talk to the 'Evil Dead' cast in this exclusive video about the worst part about filming, what makes it all worth it and what they know about 'Evil Dead 2.'
Off the Las Vegas strip, down a desert highway and across from various fast food restaurants and liquor stores sits a rather nondescript office building. Inside could be a doctor's office or an accounting group. You might not know anything remotely exciting or mysterious was hidden behind those walls were it not for the sign out front that reads "COPPERFIELD" in gold letters.
This is where the magic happens.
'Justified' fans well know that last week's "The Hatchet Tour" dropped a major spoiler on the show's fourth season, revealing the identity of the mysterious Drew Thompson and host of other revelations complicating the lives of the Harlan County players. David Meunier's Johnny Crowder in particular had a major wrench thrown into his plans to kill his cousin Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), but will Johnny have the last laugh? We spoke with Johnny Crowder himself, David Meunier for the inside scoop on what's to come for 'Justified' season 4!
In case you missed the epic premiere this past Sunday, History's first scripted series 'Vikings' attained some sizable ratings for itself in beginning the tale of Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok. The largely introductory pilot mostly served to establish the world, while this Sunday's "Wrath of the Northmen" will really pillage viewers' attention as the complex, interwoven tale heads overseas for some true 'Vikings' action. We had a chance to speak to series star Clive Standen (Rollo) on the morally grey (more often red) series, covering both its roots in history and future on History, so get the inside scoop on 'Vikings' inside!
We almost didn't get a chance to speak with Dominic Cooper because he's been so busy with upcoming projects. The last time we saw this guy was in the 2012 bomb 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' which he's following up with the Colin Farrell- and Noomi Rapace-led 'Dead Man Down,' the American directorial debut of the original 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' helmer Niels Arden Oplev.
While Cooper was overseas in Budapest filming the TV miniseries 'Fleming,' based on the life of 007 creator Ian Fleming, we got a chance to speak with him briefly about his experience making 'Dead Man Down,' his upcoming role in the 'Need for Speed' movie, and whether or not he'd be back for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' or another Marvel movie.