I’ll admit – The Great Gatsby is going to have to include some horrifically offensive scene to stop me from naming it my faovurite film of the year and I haven’t even seen it yet. Maybe it’s a bad idea to go into a movie already loving it. My obvious bias could easily prevent me from seeing flaws in the script or acting, but let’s be real – it ain’t gonna happen.
The Great Gatsby is written by one of the greatest American novelist of all time, adapted for screen by one of the most creative and admired directors of all time, with an incredible cast of A-list actors. And then there’s the soundtrack. I just don’t see it falling anywhere short of incredible.
Known for his incredible soundtracks from films like William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge, director and writer Baz Luhrmann is once again poised to release yet another soundtrack that is destined to be included in ‘best of’ lists for years to come. Putting Jay-Z at the helm as music director and including original music from the likes of Jack White, Florence and The Machine, Sia, and Lana Del Rey, as well as covers from Emeli Sande and Beyonce (which unfortunately is not on the six minute preview clip), the album sneak peek posted today on YouTube by Interscope will have music fans foaming at the mouth.
No one knows pop music soundtracks like Baz Luhrmann. It can’t not be good. The soundtrack for The Great Gatsby is set to drop on May 7 with the film hitting theatres later that week on May 10.
1. Bang Bang – will.i.am (0:01)
2. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie, Q Tip & GoonRock (0:31)
3. Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey (1:01)
4. Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra (1:32)
5. Over The Love – Florence & The Machine (2:03)
6. Where The Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron (2:33)
7. Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra (3:04)
8. Together – The xx (3:34)
9. Hearts A Mess – Gotye (4:06)
10. Love Is Blindness – Jack White (4:35)
11. Into the Past – Nero (5:06)
12. Kill and Run – Sia (5:36)
Naomi Watts wants to spend more time with her children. The Oscar nominated actress, who has been married to actor Liev Schreiber, 45, since 2005, is happy that filming for her upcoming movie Queen of the Desert with Robert Pattinson has been postponed because she is eager to take some time out with her sons Alexander, five, and Samuel, four.
The 44-year-old Australian star told EOnline.com at the Sundance Film Festival “It’s still a way’s off. I don’t know yet. Hopefully, it will happen. I just can’t travel again right now because I did a lot of travelling last year. It’s been a big year and it’s time for me to be home with the kids.”
Meanwhile the actress says she can relate to her character in her new movie Two Mothers, in which she stars alongside Robin Wright as two best friends who fall in love with each other’s teenage sons. Watts said of the film “These are two great female characters fill of complexities who are dealing with that midlife point. It’s definitely an unconventional love story. But it’s not just about sex and their ages. It’s about this kind of unit that has worked so well together and it’s the end of their school life. They’re about to head off to university. The nest is emptying. I understand loneliness and the fear of that and she’s someone who has suffered and is afraid to be alone. She has this wonderful friendship and I can relate to that side–two women who are almost co-dependent with each other and they could go through ups and downs of a high level and still come to the other side of it.”
The actress is currently trying to decide what to wear to the Oscars next month, where she is nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Impossible. She said “It’s kind of endless hours that you have to put into it, in terms of fittings and second fittings and more. That’s why I love this festival (Sundance). You just slip in and out and it’s no nonsense. I love that we can schlub around and not worry about frocks.”
Golden Globe winner Anne Hathaway lost 25 lbs while preparing for the role of Fantine in Les Miserables after putting herself through a tough diet of porridge to make herself look ill. She told the Metro newspaper “I didn’t think I would be able to keep going without collapsing. But I had to appear dead.”
Anne has also warned fans from trying to copy her fasting, but admitted she would understand the temptation. She said “When I was a teenager, I would have tried anything that an actress I liked was doing to get thin.” As well as her extreme weight loss, Anne had her hair cropped for the film and it was a difficult, but necessary, sacrifice. Hathaway said “If you are not willing to cut off your hair, lose weight and look an idiot singing, the role is not speaking to you enough. On the day it was cut, I was trembling. Afterwards, there was a real feeling of absence. I don’t think about [the hair] much now; I always loved being a low-maintenance girl. Now I am no-maintenance girl.”
Her dedication to the role has paid off. As well as collecting a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress on Sunday night, the actress is tipped to do the treble by adding a BAFTA and Oscar to her recent collection. However, the humble star won’t allow herself to get carried away with being an awards favourite, saying “That’s hugely flattering but nothing is real yet. It’s so easy to get swept up in this but I’m just trying to keep my feet on the ground at the moment. I still can’t believe I’m the girl who got to play Fantine.”
Ben Affleck’s Iranian hostage drama Argo took home two trophies at The Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles last night, with Affleck claiming Best Director and Best Motion Picture Drama, the biggest award of the night. Ben dedicated the win to his wife, Jennifer Garner, saying “I want to thank my wife who is the reason why I’m standing here. I adore you. I love you so much. Thanks for sitting through this. You are my everything. Thank you.”
Les Miserables won in the trophies tally, taking home Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway respectively, as well as Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
Former US president Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at the event, introducing Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln the biopic of US president Abraham Lincoln, which was up for seven awards. The film only triumphed in one category, with Daniel Day Lewis named Best Actor. Accepting his award, Day-Lewis said “If I had this on a timeshare basis with my wonderful gifted colleagues, I might just hope to keep it for one day of the year, and I’d be happy with that.”
In the Best Actress category, Jessica Chastain won for her role as a CIA agent tracking Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty. Picking up her trophy, Jessica said “I’ve auditioned and fought and been on the sidelines for years. To be here now, it’s a beautiful moment.”
Other winners on the night included Christoph Waltz, who was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in Django Unchained and Jennifer Lawrence, who took home Best Actress, Musical or Comedy for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.
Best Picture, Drama: ‘Argo.’
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: ‘Les Miserables.’
Best Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘Lincoln.’
Best Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’
Best Director: Ben Affleck, ‘Argo.’
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, ‘Les Miserables.’
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, ‘Django Unchained.’
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, ‘Les Miserables.’
Best Foreign Language: ‘Amour.’
Best Animated Film: ‘Brave.’
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, ‘Django Unchained.’
Best Original Score: Mychael Danna, ‘Life of Pi.’
Best Original Song: ‘Skyfall’ (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), ‘Skyfall.’
Best Series, Drama: ‘Homeland.’
Best Series, Musical or Comedy: ‘Girls.’
Best Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, ‘Homeland.’
Best Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, ‘Homeland.’
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Lena Dunham, ‘Girls.’
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Don Cheadle, ‘House of Lies.’
Best Miniseries or Movie: ‘Game Change.
Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, ‘Game Change.’
Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, ‘Hatfields & McCoys.’
Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, ‘Downton Abbey.’
Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Ed Harris, ‘Game Change.’
Super Size Me filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is set to begin filming One Direction’s 3D concert movie this weekend in Tokyo, Japan, though he admits the technology isn’t popular with everyone. Spurlock explains “Once they can crack that nut of having a true 3D experience where you don’t have to have those glasses or sit at a certain angle, it will become a conversation again.” I, for one, would like to look like less of a dork when I have to put my 3D glasses over my regular glasses.
The documentary maker, who also admitted he was considered to direct concert films for Justin Bieber and Katy Perry, said he wanted to work with the group because he is fascinated by their meteoric rise to fame since competing on The X Factor UK in 2010. Spurlock explained “These guys have gotten so huge in such a short amount of time – why? What makes them more special than any other people?”
Morgan was recently praised by the band, comprised of Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, as the perfect choice to work on their film. Niall said “Morgan works well because … he did a lot of documentary movies. That’s more so what we want our movie to be. It’s going to be a concert movie, but with a documentary side than concert side so we wanted to get our personalities across because the fans know us, but we want them to know us deeper.”
Don’t miss One Direction performing as part of the 2013 Brit Awards when they air on MUCH on Wednesday, February 20 at 10E/7P.