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MORTDECAI

He’s the most interesting man in the world, who also happens to be a buffoon. Johnny Depp is Mortdecai in David Koepp’s comedy, also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Goldblum, and Olivia Munn. The plot synopsis is as follows: 

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.

Mortdecai hits theaters on February 6, 2015.

Robin Williams (1951-2014)
I am filled with great sadness at Robin Williams’ passing. I grew up watching his movies, and considered him one of those rare actors endowed with the magical quality of being able to effortlessly elicit laughter and tears (often at the same time) from any audience. He had so much vigor, energy and life, that when he thundered “Carpe diem, boys! Seize the day! Suck the marrow out of life” in Dead Poets Society, you believe that he meant it. He was an actor so generous that he gave so much joy to audiences yet kept none for himself. I wish that he could have found the same comfort and happiness that his films have given so many of us. Thank you for all your wonderful and inspiring work, Mr. Williams. And I hope you find peace, O Captain, my Captain.

Robin Williams (1951-2014)

I am filled with great sadness at Robin Williams’ passing. I grew up watching his movies, and considered him one of those rare actors endowed with the magical quality of being able to effortlessly elicit laughter and tears (often at the same time) from any audience. He had so much vigor, energy and life, that when he thundered “Carpe diem, boys! Seize the day! Suck the marrow out of life” in Dead Poets Society, you believe that he meant it. He was an actor so generous that he gave so much joy to audiences yet kept none for himself. I wish that he could have found the same comfort and happiness that his films have given so many of us. Thank you for all your wonderful and inspiring work, Mr. Williams. And I hope you find peace, O Captain, my Captain.

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Gorgeous concept art from Snowpiercer

The upcoming dystopian science fiction film Snowpiercer by Bong Joon Ho is set to make the viewer think about themselves as it tackles the hard questions centred around our social hierarchy. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a new ice age has ravaged mankind, the remaining few who survive are forced to reside within a train that circles the globe. Inside, the residents live in a vicious social pyramid wherein the wealthy and the privileged live in the forward carriages while the rest are squashed into the dank, dirty rear sections. 

The concept art created in the film’s production showcase the level of imagination involved… with everything from aquariums and botanical gardens to swimming pools and luxury lounge suites featuring across the train’s length. 

See more, plus an interview with the film’s production designer, at: The Creators Project


In preparation for her role as Emma in Blue is the Warmest Color, Léa Seydoux attended painting and sculpture lessons. She also undertook extensive reading on arts and philosophy, and visited museums before filming began. To assist her in portraying the masculine characteristics of the arts student role, director Abdellatif Kechiche requested Seydoux to go for training sessions to tone up her physique and also study the films of Marlon Brando and James Dean to learn their traits (x).

In preparation for her role as Emma in Blue is the Warmest Color, Léa Seydoux attended painting and sculpture lessons. She also undertook extensive reading on arts and philosophy, and visited museums before filming began. To assist her in portraying the masculine characteristics of the arts student role, director Abdellatif Kechiche requested Seydoux to go for training sessions to tone up her physique and also study the films of Marlon Brando and James Dean to learn their traits (x).

A good portion of Blue is the Warmest Color's B-roll footage with Adèle Exarchopoulos that ended up being used was in fact of the actress when she was out of character. The camera would be on her when she ate and even when she slept on the train while they were on their way to set. Since during this footage people kept calling Exarchopoulos the name Adèle instead of the main character’s name Clementine, they agreed to change the character’s name to Adèle (x).

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Eddie Redmayne is renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in director James Marsh’s (Man on Wire) biopic The Theory of Everything. The film explores Hawking’s early years as a promising student, his relationship with his wife Jane (Felicity Jones), and eventual battle with motor neurone disease. The Theory of Everything also stars David Thewlis, Emma Watson, Harry Lloyd and Charlie Cox and is slated for release on November 7, 2014.