Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 8, 2009
By Belinda Goldsmith – Reuters
Australian actress Naomi Watts, who starred in “The Ring,” “King Kong” and “Eastern Promises,” is the actress who provides the best return for a film studio, according to a list by Forbes.com.
With cash-strapped studios looking for return on their investments, Forbes.com compiled a list of the 10 actresses who provide the best bang for their buck.
They found actresses who commanded the highest prices, like Angelina Jolie who topped Forbes’ list of the best paid actresses after banking $27 million in a year, were outranked by those earning around $5 million and under for a film.
Watts, 41, topped the list after the analysis found she helped the boxoffice make an estimated $44 for every $1 she was paid for her last three major films.
Jennifer Connelly, star of “”Blood Diamond” and “He’s Just Not That Into You,” came second with her films earning about $41 for each dollar she was paid and Rachel McAdams, of “The Notebook” and this year’s “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” came third with $30 for every $1 earned.
Fourth was Natalie Portman of the new “Star Wars” movies and “The Other Boleyn Girl” with her films making $28 for every $1 she was paid followed by Meryl Streep who made the top five due to the massive boxoffice success of last year’s “Mamma Mia,” earning $27 for every $1 paid.
Rounding out the 10 were Jennifer Aniston ($26 per $1) while films by Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Hilary Swank all made $23 for every dollar they earned.
Forbes.com said it compiled its list by looking at the 100 biggest stars in Hollywood. To qualify each actress had to have starred in at least three movies in the past five years that opened in more than 500 theatres.
They looked at the star’s estimated earnings, each movie’s estimated budget and boxoffice, DVD and television earnings to figure out an operating income for each movie.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 22, 2009
This is the correct Trailer, sorry for any inconvenience .
The very first look at Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” has fallen down the web-bit hole and landed on your screen. The release date is early March 2010.
Mia Wasikowska… Alice Kingsley
Johnny Depp … The Mad Hatter
Helena Bonham Carter … The Red Queen
Alan Rickman … The Caterpillar
Anne Hathaway … The White Queen
Michael Sheen … The White Rabbit
Stephen Fry … The Cheshire Cat
Timothy Spall … The Bloodhound
Crispin Glover … The Knave of Hearts
Christopher Lee… The Jabberwock
Noah Taylor … The March Hare
Matt Lucas … Tweedledee/Tweedledum
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 13, 2009
Here is the 2009 announcement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as it extended 134 invitations to several artists and executives “who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures” read the press release.
- Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Gone Baby Gone
- Emily Blunt – Sunshine Cleaning, The Devil Wears Prada
- Michael Cera – Juno, Superbad
- Viola Davis – Doubt, State of Play
- James Franco – Milk, Spider-Man
- Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges, Mission: Impossible II
- Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married, The Princess Diaries
- Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hustle & Flow
- Emile Hirsch – Into the Wild, Lords of Dogtown
- Hugh Jackman – X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Prestige
- Melissa Leo – Frozen River, 21 Grams
- Jane Lynch – Role Models, The 40 Year-Old Virgin
- Eddie Marsan – Happy-Go-Lucky, The Illusionist
- James McAvoy – Atonement, The Last King of Scotland
- Seth Rogen – Monsters vs. Aliens, Knocked Up
- Paul Rudd – I Love You, Man, Knocked Up
- Amy Ryan – Changeling, Gone Baby Gone
- Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
- Michelle Williams – Wendy and Lucy, Brokeback Mountain
- Jeffrey Wright – Quantum of Solace, W.
- J.J. Blumenkranz – Monster House, The Polar Express
- Konstantin Bronzit – Lavatory-Lovestory, The Cat and the Fox
- Kendal Cronkhite – Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Antz
- Rodolphe Guenoden – Kung Fu Panda, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
- Byron Howard – Bolt, Lilo & Stitch
- Kunio Kato – La Maison en Petits Cubes
- Doug Sweetland – Presto, The Incredibles
- Chris Williams – Bolt, Chicken Little
- Andrew Ackland-Snow – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Notting Hill
- Matthew D. Loeb
- Redmond Morris
- John Papsidera – The Dark Knight, Agent Cody Banks
- Bernie Telsey – Sex and the City, Across the Universe
- Russ T. Alsobrook – Paul Blart Mall Cop, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- Anthony Dod Mantle – Slumdog Millionaire, The Last King of Scotland
- Henner Hofmann – Ave Maria, La Leyenda de una Mascara (The Legend of the Mask)
- Claudio Miranda – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Failure to Launch
- Rodney Taylor – Save Me, Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France
- Mandy Walker – Australia, Shattered Glass
- Deborah Hopper – Changeling, Million Dollar Baby
- Louise Mingenbach – The Hangover, Superman Returns
- Michael O’Connor – The Duchess, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
- Michael Wilkinson – Watchmen, Babel
- Rachid Bouchareb – Days of Glory, Dust of Life
- Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire, Sunshine
- David Frankel – Marley & Me, The Devil Wears Prada
- Rod Lurie – Nothing but the Truth, The Contender
- Thomas McCarthy – The Visitor, The Station Agent
- Tyler Perry – Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Madea’s Family Reunion
- Henry Selick – Coraline, Monkeybone
- William Gazecki – Crop Circles: Quest for Truth, Waco: The Rules of Engagement
- Rachel Grady – Jesus Camp, The Boys of Baraka
- Rory Kennedy – Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, A Boy’s Life
- Scott Hamilton Kennedy – The Garden, OT: Our Town
- James Marsh – Man on Wire, Wisconsin Death Trip
- Megan Mylan – Smile Pinki, Lost Boys of Sudan
- Doug Pray – Surfwise, Scratch
- Daniel D.A. Battsek
- Steve Beeks
- Graham W. Burke
- Joe Drake
- Erik Feig
- Paul Hanneman
- Donald P. Harris
- Claudia Lewis
- Roger Barton – Speed Racer, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Hank Corwin – What Just Happened, The New World
- Chris Dickens – Slumdog Millionaire, Shaun of the Dead
- Elliot Graham – Milk, Superman Returns
- Kathryn Himoff – Appaloosa, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
- Leo Trombetta – Little Children, Northfork
- Brent White – Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
- Pam Wise – Then She Found Me, Transamerica
Live Action Short Films
- Reto Caffi – Auf der Strecke (On the Line), Leos Freunde
- Jochen Alexander Freydank – Spielzeugland (Toyland), Dienst (Duty)
- F. Carter Pilcher – The Dreaming, Bitter
Makeup and Hairstylists
- Howard Berger – Seven Pounds, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Mike Elizalde – Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer
- Louis Lazzara – Race to Witch Mountain, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
- Gerald Quist – Tropic Thunder, The Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause
- Jeff Danna – Lakeview Terrace, Fracture
- Andrew Dorfman – Baby Mama, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
- Peter Gabriel – WALL-E, Philadelphia
- Clint Mansell – The Wrestler, The Fountain
- A.R. Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
- Mark Ciardi – The Game Plan, The Rookie
- Christian Colson – Slumdog Millionaire, The Descent
- Gordon Gray – Invincible, Miracle
- Broderick Johnson – One Missed Call; P.S. I Love You
- Cathy Konrad – 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line
- Andrew Kosove – Racing Stripes, Dude, Where’s My Car?
- James Lassiter – Hancock, Lakeview Terrace
- Russell Smith – Juno, The Libertine
- Paula Wagner – Death Race, Elizabethtown
- Donald Graham Burt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac
- Michael Carlin – The Duchess, In Bruges
- Jane Ann Stewart – The Savages, Sideways
- Kevin Thompson – Duplicity, Michael Clayton
- Michael D. Camp
- Marc Cohen
- Megan Colligan
- James C. Gallagher
- David Kaminow
- Sal Ladestro
- Maria Pekurovskaya
- Elizabeth Petit
- Rebecca Alleway – The Duchess, The Last King of Scotland
- Peter Lando – The Dark Knight, The Invisible
- Barbara Munch-Cameron – Bottle Shock, Rent
- Robert Topol – Doubt, The Departed
- Michael Barry – The Reader, Mamma Mia!
- Derek Casari – The Soloist, Beowulf
- Aaron Glascock – Deception; Good Night, and Good Luck.
- Ren Klyce – Zodiac, The Fight Club
- Peter F. Kurland – No Country for Old Men, Walk the Line
- Karen Baker Landers – 27 Dresses, The Bourne Ultimatum
- Hamilton Sterling – Fool’s Gold, Scary Movie 4
- Deborah Wallach – Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code
- Kim Waugh – Shade, Monster’s Ball
- Christopher Bond – Idlewild, Superman Returns
- Matthew Butler – The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Letters from Iwo Jima
- Chris Corbould – The Dark Knight, Casino Royale
- Rob Engle – Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, Beowulf
- Scott Gordon – Nim’s Island, Spider-Man 3
- Hal Hickel – Iron Man, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
- Van Ling – Milk, Vanilla Sky
- Shane Mahan – Iron Man, War of the Worlds
- Steve Preeg – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- Tim Webber – The Dark Knight, Children of Men
- Edson Williams – Star Trek (2009), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- John August – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie’s Angels
- Dustin Lance Black – Milk
- Courtney Hunt – Frozen River
- Howard A. Rodman – Savage Grace, Joe Gould’s Secret
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 30, 2009
Some more concept art from Tim Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland film has arrived online, courtesy of the French website, The Art of Disney. Some of the art you’ll remember from the recent USA Today spread, but then there’s other stuff — like Alice’s trip through the giant mushroom patch — that we haven’t yet seen. I attempted to translate the French text on the site (if you speak French, feel free to correct me here), and I believe it talks about how this film will be a continuation of the classic novel, with Alice traveling back to Wonderland 10 years after her original trip.
Directed by Tim Burton, and starring folks like Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Matt Lucas, Christopher Lee, Crispin Glover, Alan Rickman and newcomer Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the film will be a mixture of live-action and animation, and will arrive in theaters on March 5, 2010.
For more images, go to The Art of Disney.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 22, 2009
Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen in director Tim Burton's version of 'Alice in Wonderland.'
Olivia Smith – Daily News
Will it be a real-life case of “Through the looking glass” when a relatively unknown actress pairs up with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in director Tim Burton’s version of “Alice and Wonderland”?
The first glimpses of the film, set to open in both 3-D and regular screen versions in March 2010, were released Monday, and Burton’s freaky aesthetic is in full play.
At the center of the director’s latest off-kilter universe will be relatively unknown Australian actress Mia Wasikowska, 19.
Wasikowska has been picked to play the plumb role of Alice, who is 17 in Burton’s realization of the classic fantasy book by Lewis Carroll (the heroine of the book is a younger girl).
Burton said of his choice, “We met a lot of people, but she just had that certain kind of emotional toughness, standing her ground in a way that makes her kind of an older person with a younger person’s mentality,” as quoted by the MailOnline.
Wasikowska will actually be familiar to fans of the HBO show “In Treatment,” in which she played Sophie, a patient of Gabriel Byrne’s psychotherapist, during the series’ debut season in 2008.
Wasikowska may be the only actor in the film who approaches anything like her normal appearance.
Johnny Depp will sport bright-red hair worthy of Bozo the Clown as the Mad Hatter, while brunette Anne Hathaway goes platinum blond to play the White Queen.
Many of the actors’ faces will be digitally altered, but Burton muse and real-life romantic partner Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen actually gets her head swollen thanks to computer enhancement, as an outward symbol of her character’s outsize ego.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 7, 2009
Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter
The Daily Mail – With curly red hair sticking out from his quirky hat, a ghostly pallor and bohemian Victorian clothes, Johnny Depp is unrecognisable in his latest role.
The chameleon Hollywood actor is, once again, transforming his good looks for his upcoming role as the Mad Hatter in Alice In Wonderland.
The 45-year-old star is playing a darker version of the tea-drinking hat maker in Tim Burton’s upcoming remake of the Lewis Carroll classic.
And this picture is being touted as the first glimpse of the actor in the role.
Through his three decades-long career, Depp has frequently disguised his good looks for a variety of characters, including Edward Scissorhands and Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies.
Alice In Wonderland started filming in Cornwall earlier this autumn, with a relative unknown taking the lead role as fantasiser Alice.
Mia Wasikowska, 18, from Canberra, Australia, will be playing Alice, alongside Anne Hathaway as the White Queen.
Burton has also cast his real-life partner Helena Bonham Carter as the moody Red Queen.
The director frequently works with Bonham Carter in his movies, having cast her in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (which also starred Depp), Big Fish and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (again with Depp).
Matt Lucas, of Little Britain fame, has been cast as Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
The Queen star Michael Sheen (Tony Blair) will be the White Rabbit and Stephen Frye will play the Cheshire Cat, while Back To The Future star Crispin Glover (George McFly) will play the Knave of Hearts.
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