The Monuments Men release has been delayed due to the fact that movie special effects weren’t ready. The new release date now is February 7th.
Cate Blanchett has received a nomination for Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine in this years Gotham Independent Film Award. Here’s the Article from Cinema Blend:
The Gotham Independent Film Awards, which will be handed out on December 2, routinely honor some of the most adventurous and low-profile independent films of the year, but this year they went in for some star power as well– 12 Years A Slave is a Fox Searchlight release starring Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt among others, and the Best Feature nominees also included the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, the Richard Linklater threequel Before Midnight and the Rooney Mara-Casey Affleck-starring Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Rounding out the Best Feature category is Upstream Color, from indie wonder Shane Carruth– like Midnight and Saints, it was a sensation at Sundance earlier this year.
Adding Best Actress and Best Actor categories for the first time this year, the Gothams singled out several Oscar hopefuls– Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey and Robert Redford can all expect many more nominations from here out– but also some surprises, including a nod for Isaiah Washington in the grim indie Blue Caprice and for Scarlett Johansson’s bawdy work in Don Jon. The Breakthrough Actor category, which includes both genders, included a range of familiar faces (comic actress Kathryn Hahn, who turned lead with Afternoon Delight, and future Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Dane DeHaan) along with newcomers, like 12 Years A Slave’s breakthrough star Lupita Nyong’o, who made her screen debut in the film.
It looks like George Clooney’s The Monuments Men won’t be opening this year, meaning it also won’t be in the running for the upcoming Academy Awards. The film was originally slated to open December 18th, but has been bumped to early 2014. The reason? Clooney states that the visual effects work on the World War II-era drama needs more time.
The Monuments Men also stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, and Bill Murray.
The LA Times reports that Clooney needs more time to complete The Monuments Men, saying:
“We just didn’t have enough time … If any of the effects looked cheesy, the whole movie would look cheesy. We simply don’t have enough people to work enough hours to finish it.”
Although the 2014 release takes The Monuments Men out of contention for an Oscar this year, Clooney doesn’t seem too upset by that fact:
“All we’ve ever said, from the very beginning, is that we wanted to make a commercial, non-cynical piece of entertainment.”
In addition to The Monuments Men reschedule, there are a number of other high-profile films that have had their release dates shuffled around, including Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, likely moving from November 15th to December 25th, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Olivier Dahan’s Grace of Monaco and James Gray’s The Immigrant, all of which were once set to debut this year, have been delayed to 2014.
A deserved Honor for Cate, and pictures below:
Cate Blanchett has been honoured at a special gala tribute in New York for her contribution to film culture.
It is the latest accolade for the Australian actress who has been winning excellent reviews for her role in Woody Allen’s latest film Blue Jasmine.
Oscars odds-makers are predicting that Blanchett will get, at the very least, an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal.
Article source: BBC (with also a video interview)
Pictures from Milan Fashion Week – “Beauty in Wonderland” are up in the gallery, thanks again to Helen!
A few caps from Daybreak interview from September 19th are up in the gallery, thanks Helen.
I’ve added scans from AnOther Magazine issue from Autumn/Winter 2013, thanks Claudia!
Cate attended the premiere for Blue Jasmine in London, here are pictures, thanks to Helen:
From Variety, awesome news for Cate!:
Cate Blanchett will make her film directorial debut on indie thriller “The Dinner,” based on Herman Koch’s novel that was a bestseller in Europe.
Cotty Chubb will produce “The Dinner” via his ChubbCo shingle. Eva Maria Daniels and Olga Segura will exec produce.
Oren Moverman is adapting the script from the chilling novel that was published in 2009 in Holland and in February in the U.S. Set at a dinner in Amsterdam, the story revolves around two brothers, one running for prime minister of the Netherlands, who must deal with one of their teenage sons who has committed an unspeakable crime.
Blanchett’s performance in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” has made her a significant candidate in this year’s awards discussions. She has been co-artistic director of the Sydney Theater Company.
Cate attended the Launch of Sydney Theatre Company 2014 Season, here are pictures, thanks to Ann from Chris-Carmack.com: