See my Vest, Mr Burns as Hannibal Lecter, Homer Simpson as the giant ball in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Hugh Jackman jokes he loves having sex dressed as Wolverine – aside from the money he spends on ripped sheets.
DEAR MARK J MULCAHY, I LOVE YOU Mark Mulcahy (Southbound) When Mark Mulcahy’s wife died suddenly in 2008 aged 41, some of his fans put together a tribute album – with star turns by Michael Stipe, Thom Yorke, Mercury Rev, The National and Dinosaur Jr. So if such luminaries like him, how come the rest of the world have taken such a long time to catch on – after all, he’s been out there three decades and has five previous solo full-lengthers as well as his 80s band Miracle Legion back catalogue His strangely gentle psychedelic sound supports wonderfully observant street poetry – like Lou Reed backed by The Presidents of the USA with the occasional flute thrown in for good luck
Do we need another WikiLeaks film That is the question that the first trailer for
Sir Peter Jackson has a cheeky anecdote about his first meeting with British film-maker Edgar Wright. Jackson had finished The Lord of the Rings and was busy on pre-production work for King Kong.
An adolescence spent playing spacies inspired the directorial debut of a famous New Zealand face. Oscar Kightley’s first short film Tom’s Dairy is one of six finalists in the New Zealand International Film Festival beginning on Thursday
Hollywood A-listers Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman braved the Wellington rain to walk the red carpet at the premiere of The World’s End alongside plenty of familiar faces from the Hobbit films yesterday. The pair, who star in the movie, were joined by co-star Nick Frost, and Sir Peter Jackson, Benedict Cumberbatch and James Nesbitt.
Did anyone really want or need a big screen all bells and whistles adaptation of that hoary old load of rubbish The Lone Ranger Was there really a groundswell of desire in the multiplexes of the world for the paunchy man in the white hat to saddle up and ride again I doubt it.
OPINION: Where do you draw the line When does a publicity stunt in the name of entertainment cross over into a tacky, potentially offensive, classless act of ticket sales over tact Well for me, that line lies somewhere a long way before this line: a photo of an “unemployment queue” outside a job centre featuring Australia’s most recent former prime minister apparently waiting her turn, resume in hand, to sign up.
Becoming an actor isn’t as easy as tapping your sparkly red slippers together, Wicked star Jay Laga’aia has told a group of aspiring performers. Laga’aia, who plays the Wizard of Oz in the upcoming Auckland season of Wicked, visited Wellington’s Whitireia Performance Centre on Tuesday to give advice to about 100 students who want to break into the theatre industry