Oscars: Stars and stand-ins rehearse for the big show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is decidedly casual inside the Dolby Theatre the day before the Oscars.
Most people, celebrities included, are wearing jeans and sneakers, and in Brie Larson's case, a...
Bassett, Boseman and more added to Oscars presenter lineup
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Who needs a host when Wakanda is coming to the Academy Awards? "Black Panther" stars Chadwick Boseman and Angela Bassett have been added to the starry list of presenters for the...
Review: Farhadi channels Agatha Christie in Spanish thriller
There are few more seductive things to watch onscreen than a big, wine-soaked, multi-generational family wedding like the one that happens early in "Everybody Knows," Asghar Farhadi's new thriller set in a picturesque Spanish village.
Javier Bardem on Pablo Escobar; ‘he was looking for respect’
Cruz and Bardem celebrate opening Cannes
CANNES, France (AP) — Penelope Cruz says she and her husband Javier Bardem were paid equally for the Cannes Film Festival opener "Everybody Knows."
In the film, the Spanish-language debut of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, Cruz and Bardem play former lovers dealing with the kidnapping of a daughter. Asked Wednesday at a press conference in Cannes if they were paid the same, Cruz replied, "Actually, yes."
Equal pay for Cruz on ‘Everybody Knows’
CANNES, France (AP) — A Cannes Film Festival grappling with issues of gender equality and other winds of change was declared open Tuesday by Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett, arm in arm, before the premiere of Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows."
The experience of watching a few dozen or more films inside two weeks at the Cannes Film Festival can be jarring, exhilarating and exhausting — even for those who live and breathe cinema.
Jessica Chastain, an actress and regular attendee of the French Riviera festival, last year reflected on her time spent on the Cannes jury shortly after they selected Ruben Ostlund's "The Square" as the Palme d'Or winner. She was both overwhelmed and disappointed.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Solo: A Star Wars Story" will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, bringing a galaxy far away to the world's most prestigious film festival.
The French festival announced Friday that the "Star Wars" spinoff will premiere out of competition at this year's festival shortly before opening in French theaters on May 23. "Solo" opens in U.S. theaters on May 25.
PARIS (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is opening with a Spanish-language film — a psychological thriller starring Penelope Cruz — the first time since 2004 that the star-studded event is kicking off with a movie that's not in English or French.
Organizers announced Thursday that "Everybody Knows," by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, will open the May 8-19 festival.
John Malkovich doesn't have the patience to direct another movie.
The 64-year-old actor went behind the camera once and helmed the 2002 well-received 'The Dancer Upstairs' starring Javier Bardem, but admitted he doesn't have any desire to become a full time film director because he said it was a "nightmare".
Speaking to The I Paper, Malkovich said: "It's such a nightmare to get a film up and get it going.
Javier Bardem has dived to the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean in a two-person submarine in support of a campaign to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.
The 'Skyfall' star described the experience as "overwhelming" but also surprisingly "relaxed".
Javier, 48, joined Greenpeace marine biologist John Hocevar - who piloted the submarine - on a two-hour expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula seabed, 270 metres below the surface.
Darren Aronofsky admits his "ego" is in all of his films.
The 48-year-old filmmaker's new movie is the psychological horror 'mother!', which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem.
Aronofsky has admitted every film he has done is a "projection" of his life.
Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, the filmmaker said: "It's my projection of my life and what I'm thinking about.
VENICE, Italy — There were more boos than cheers for Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” which had its world premiere Tuesday at the Venice Film Festival.
In this intense allegory set in an isolated house, Lawrence plays a meek wife, essentially a handmaid, to Javier Bardem’s frustrated poet. “Mother!” is seen entirely from the wife’s agitated perspective.
Cruz and Bardem return to Venice festival
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem return to Venice festival
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Back when he was 22 and she was 16, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz brought their movie "Jamon, Jamon" to the Venice International Film Festival.
Now, a quarter of a century and two children later, they were back with another project, "Loving Pablo," their first film together as a real-life couple.
Lawrence and Aronofsky premiere ‘mother!’
Jennifer Lawrence hits Venice with horror story ‘mother!’
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Director Darren Aronofsky says his film "mother!" — a delirious nightmare starring Jennifer Lawrence — is a "roller-coaster ride."
Fittingly, it thrilled some viewers at the Venice Film Festival, and left others a bit queasy.
A horror story that travels from menace to mind-bending mayhem, the movie was greeted with a mix of applause and boos from journalists Tuesday at the Italian festival, where it's one of 21 movies competing for the Golden Lion prize.
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz kept their personal and professional lives totally separate while filming 'Loving Pablo'.
The couple - who are married in real life - play drug lord Pablo Escobar and journalist Virginia Vallejo in 'Loving Pablo' and Javier revealed they were careful not to bring the dark subject material home with them after a day on set.
Darren Aronofsky made Jennifer Lawrence plaster walls for three months before filming 'Mother!'.
The 27-year-old actress stars in her director boyfriend's latest movie - in which she plays a pregnant woman married to Javier Bardem's successful novelist character - and had to hone her DIY skills as part of her preparations, and so the crew brought in a number of unfinished walls to their huge rehearsal building.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Is The Invisible Man any match for Iron Man at the box office?
That's the question Universal Pictures will be testing with their Dark Universe — a connected, multi-film revival of the studios' classic monster properties from the 1920s through 50s, including The Invisible Man, Dracula, Frankenstein and the Phantom of the Opera. It launches this Friday with "The Mummy," starring Tom Cruise.
Javier Bardem loves playing the bad guy
Jerry Bruckheimer - ‘I’ll make more ’Pirates″ movies
Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem discuss the success of the ‘Pirates’ franchise
Geoffrey Rush sends gold coins taken from the set of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' to his fans.
The 65-year-old has starred as Captain Hector Barbossa in Disney's franchise in all five films - although he only briefly appeared in the second instalment - and admits he has kept his character's sword from the first movie 'The Curse of the Black Pearl' as well as a host of other mementos, some of which he shares with friends.
The opening scene of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the only things aboard are cranky old ghosts.
A weary, battered fifth chapter — "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" — lumbers into theaters this summer high on CGI tricks but with a hopelessly muddled plot and recurring characters basically running on fumes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After helping Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" spin box office gold, director Bill Condon has been tapped to breathe new life into "Bride of Frankenstein."
Universal Pictures said Monday that Condon's remake will hit theaters in February 2019, making it the second film in its newly coined "Dark Universe " series.
Javier Bardem thinks all actors should go to therapy.
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' star believes it is important for his fellow actors to attend therapy as he feels it encourages people not to "use their work as something to put their s**t in".
He told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper: "If it's always about you, you, you, then you need to go to a therapist, not a movie set ...
Captain Jack is back!
Johnny Depp’s ‘endless fun’ with ‘Pirates’
Javier Bardem found Johnny Depp to be "a joy to work with" on 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'.
The 48-year-old actor appears opposite Johnny in the latest instalment of the money-spinning movie franchise and he has admitted to being wowed by his co-star's portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow.
Javier explained: "He's playing this character he knows so well that sometimes, the difficult part is to not be a spectator.
Johnny Depp steps back into the spotlight
Javier Bardem thinks Johnny Depp is a "gentleman".
The 48-year-old actor stars alongside Johnny in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' and Javier has admitted that during their time together on set, he grew very fond of Johnny, whose divorce from actress Amber Heard in 2016 came amid claims of domestic abuse.
Javier said: "With Johnny you can tell there is a very sensitive person there, a man who cares about people.
Smart Rating: 93.55Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier BardemOriginal: "Casino Royale" (2006)Smart Rating: 91.21When James Bond's (Daniel Craig) latest assignment goes terribly wrong, it leads to a calamitous turn of events: Undercover agents around the world are exposed, and MI6 is attacked, forcing M (Judi Dench) to relocate the agency. With MI6 now compromised inside and out, M turns to the one man she can trust: Bond. Aided only by a field agent (Naomie Harris), Bond takes to the shadows and follows a trail to Silva (Javier Bardem), a man from M's past who wants to settle an old score.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Walt Disney Studios unveiled the fifth installment in their "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise "Dead Men Tell No Tales" Tuesday night at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Initial reactions from those in attendance, including press, theater owners and exhibitors, were largely positive, celebrating a return to form for the franchise and the well-done VFX. Official reviews are under embargo until May 22.
‘Rogue One’ stars among Academy Awards presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" are heading to the Academy Awards.
Oscar telecast producers announced Thursday that Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed will serve as presenters at the Feb. 26 ceremony.
Past Oscar winners Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron are also set to take on presentation duties at the show. Last year's Oscar winning actors — Brie Larson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander — will also appear on the telecast.
Spanish film icon Almodovar chosen as Cannes’ jury president
PARIS (AP) — Cannes Film Festival organizers have announced that flamboyant Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar will be jury president at this year's festival as it celebrates its 70th anniversary.
Pierre Lescure and Thierry Fremaux said Tuesday that "Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the history of film."