In the tradition of Disney musicals Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty comes The Princess and the Frog, a feature length fantastical comedy that marks the return of their traditional 2D, hand-drawn animation. With music by Oscar-winner Randy Newman and a supporting cast that includes Oprah Winfrey and John Goodman, this film looks poised to become another Disney classic. From interviews and award nominations, to movie stills and behind-the-scenes video, we've got it all covered!
This poignant, candid and surprisingly funny coming-of-middle-age drama owes its success to the singular view of one talented lady - Rebecca Miller.
The author, screenwriter and director adapted her book The Private Lives of Pippa Lee into what would become the feature film of the same name starring Robin Wright Penn, and both were in town to talk about their work during the Toronto International Film Festival this past September.
The man behind such wondrous creations as Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and notably the only Yank that had a hand in the cultural zeitgeist known as Monty Python takes audiences on a Faustian ride through the looking glass in the whimsical and wicked Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
The Imaginarium in question is part travelling circus troupe, part makeshift family, lead by patriarch and alleged magic man Doctor Parnassus, played by Canadian thesp Christopher Plummer. The touched, and often tipsy, Parnassus offers patrons the chance to explore the dark or light side of their psyche while trying to keep the devil (literally) off his shoulder since their deal is about to expire and the soul of his young daughter Valentina (model/actress Lily Cole) lies in the balance.
Both Cole and Plummer agreed that it was the prospect of working with the eccentric and visionary director that drew them into this loopy fantasy world.
December has rolled around once again and for many of us that means a chaotic month of shopping, wrapping, visiting, hosting, sending cards, baking and shoveling snow. It's also a time for celebrating holiday traditions and for many, the beloved Nutcracker ballet has become an annual way for family and friends to mark the yuletide season. What better time of year than this to indulge in the delightful and familiar fairy tale of magic, Sugar Plum Fairies and toys come to life.
Visionary director Terry Gilliam brings his magical-tragical tale The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus to fantastical life with an all-star cast including Heath Ledger, in his last onscreen performance, Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp, Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole and Tom Waits as a scenery-chewing devil.
We take you inside the whimsical world of eternal life, imagination and looking-glass mirrors with interviews, movie stills and videos...
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Petite, doll-faced Vancouver native Melanie Papalia bursts into giggles when asked to recall what her first acting gig was.
"I didn't have a name… the name was 'Young hooker'," she offers while in Toronto to promote her latest film, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love.
American Pie is back with an ALL-NEW slice of pie! The latest film in the franchise, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, hits DVD and Blu-Ray on December 22. To tide you over until it drops, we've got an in-depth sneak peek at the newest class of students from legendary East Great Falls High.
British writer-director, and ex-Mr. Madonna, Guy Ritchie heralded his arrival to filmmaking with a bang, actually several, and gave the world a new kind of super-stylized gangster in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. He breezed by the sophomore curse with the cunning, violent and viciously funny Snatch and then, well, made Swept Away. With RDJ and Jude Law in his corner, it seems Ritchie is poised for mainstream success - question is, will Sherlock Holmes do the trick?
His inventive take on the classic detective character bears all of his calling cards - playing with super-slow and ultra-fast film speed, cheeky dialogue, roguish heroes - and looks to make good on what Revolver and RockNRolla hinted at.
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