Javier Bardem won an Academy Award in 2007 for his role as perhaps one of the creepiest movie villains ever in "No Country for Old Men." Now, the Spanish-born actor (and husband of Penelope Cruz) is playing another very intelligent (and very deadly) madman in the latest James Bond film, "Skyfall," which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday.Continue »
(CBS) Having starred in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill," Lucy Liu is no stranger to tough action roles. Liu, who can now also be seen on the small screen in the CBS drama "Elementary," is grabbing a sword once again as the cunning Madame Blossom in "The Man with The Iron Fists," co-starring Russell Crowe and rapper RZA.
Liu sat down with CBSNew.com in New York to discuss her Madame Blossom role and we asked what kind of shape she's in by the end of the day after shooting those rigorous action scenes.
"I'm completely destroyed," she told us while laughing, "Also, it was really cold [shooting] in China. It's hard to keep yourself warmed up when you're stretching there."
"The Man with the Iron Fists" is a passion project for Liu's co-star RZA. The Wu Tang Clan member doesn't just star in the title role as the man who has his hands replaced with literal iron fists. He also co-wrote the screenplay (along with horror director Eli Roth) and served as a first-time director.
"I realized that I didn't know anything [about filmmaking]," RZA explained to us, "And so therefore, instead of trying to figure it out myself, I went and spent time with a master. You can only learn so much from a book, but now you need to know how to apply it. Go to a master, and they'll show you how to apply it."
Find out who that master was by watching our interview with RZA and Liu and the top of this story.
"The Man with the Iron Fists" opens on November 2.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrman is known for his modern spins on classic stories like "Romeo and Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge." Now, the Australian director has been creating a fresh take on another familiar tale, "The Great Gatsby."
Over the last few months, however, many fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel have voiced their concerns abou Luhrman. He shot the film in 3D (and in Australia, even though the book is set on Long Island) and included a Kanye West song in the movie's first trailer.
But Australian actress Adelaide Clemens, who co-stars in the film as roaring flapper Catherine, says F. Scott fans shouldn't fret.
"I adore the story, as I know many people do. But I think it's really interesting what Baz has done with the film," said Clemens.
The actress, who will next be seen in "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," said, "I think the' 20s were such a wild, outrageous, high-energy time. I think he's taken the story and really infused it with that. I'm excited."
See clips of "The Great Gatsby" in our interview with Clemens at the top of this story.
(CBS) Fans of the "Silent Hill" video game and film adaptation will have another chance to return to the mysterious town of mannequin monsters, killer nurses, and creepy children. "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," the sequel to the 2006 box office hit, is coming to theaters just in time for Halloween.
British actor Kit Harrington, who stars as Jon Snow on the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," was blunt about trying to avoid getting bummed out while filming this "Silent Hill" sequel.
"You have to have fun [when making a movie like this], otherwise you can get seriously depressed," he said during a recent interview with CBSNews.com in New York. "On screen, you're constantly going through all these heavy emotions all the time."
Adelaide Clemens, who will co-star next year in Baz Luhrman's much anticipated adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," stars here as troubled ex-Silent Hill resident Heather.
Clemens said of her lead role, "She and her father...they've been living on the run for six years. You don't know exactly what they're running from. You have to watch the film to find out."
Based on one of the most successful video games series ever created, the first "Silent Hill" movie was a huge hit at the box office...but not with critics.
This sequel, which opens Oct. 26, is expected to follow suit.
Look for cameos from Malcolm MacDowell and Carrie-Ann Moss.
Watch our interview with Clemens and Harrington at the top of this story.
(CBS News) The first poster for the film adaptation of "Les Miserables" has arrived, but it doesn't show any of the big-name stars that appear (and sing) in the film.
What it does show will look familiar to "Les Mis" fans - a close-up of young Cosette (Isabelle Allen), just like the iconic artwork for the musical's Broadway production.Continue »
The Los Angeles cop tale starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena debuted with $13.2 million to finish as the weekend's No. 1 movie, according to final studio figures reported late Monday.Pictures: Fall movies Continue »
(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Even with three movies brawling at the box office this weekend, it still was slow week for Hollywood.
In what is one of the closest weekend finishes in memory, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena's police story "End of Watch" and Jennifer Lawrence's horror flick "House at the End of the Street" are tied for first place with $13 million each.Continue »
(CBS News) Jamie Foxx will be on the big screen again this December, when Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" arrives in theaters, but the actor is also gearing up for new project that will put him behind the camera as a director.
Foxx has signed on to direct a short film for Canon's "Project Imaginat10n," under the guidance of award-winning director Ron Howard. People can submit their photos to the project's website until Sept. 24, and Foxx will choose 10 images to inspire his film.Continue »
(CBS News) "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" arrives in theaters Friday in limited release, and critics have already weighed in on the film.
Stephen Chbosky wrote and directed the film adaptation of his 1999 young adult novel, which stars Logan Lerman as a troubled high school freshman who falls in with a pair of older students (Ezra Miller and Emma Watson).
Here's what some reviewers are saying about the film:Continue »
(CBS News) "Trouble with the Curve," the new film that stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake, is now out in theaters and reviewers can't seem to agree whether the movie struck out or hammered in a home run.Continue »
(CBS News) Fox Searchlight announced Thursday that its film about Alfred Hitchcock will arrive in theaters on Nov. 23, putting it in contention for this year's Oscar race.
"Hitchcock" stars Anthony Hopkins as the legendary director, and takes place during the making of "Psycho."Continue »
(CBS News) "My Precious" returns in a new trailer for the "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," hitting theaters on Dec. 14.
"Lord of the Rings" trilogy director Peter Jackson is behind the new film, which follows what happens when Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) travels to the Lonely Mountain with a group of dwarves to reclaim a stolen treasure.Peter Jackson to make "The Hobbit" into a trilogy Continue »
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