Posts Tagged ‘Alfred Molina’

THE TEMPEST Film Clips

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Here are 2 film clips from TOUCHSTONE PICTURES/MIRAMAX FILMS upcoming film THE TEMPEST The Drama/Fantasy is directed by Julie Taymor starring Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Reeve Carney, Felicity Jones, Tom Conti.

THE TEMPEST hits theaters on December 10th, 2010.

The Tempest – Film Clip “Caliban”


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The Tempest – EPK Film Clip “Miranda”


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In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s mystical thriller “The Tempest,” Academy Award®–nominated Julie Taymor (“Across the Universe,” “Frida,” “Titus”) brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar® winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”). Prospera’s journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.

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THE TEMPEST: Featurette “Story”

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Here is a new behind-the-scenes featurette from TOUCHSTONE PICTURES/MIRAMAX FILMS upcoming film THE TEMPEST The Drama/Fantasy is directed by Julie Taymor starring Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Reeve Carney, Felicity Jones, Tom Conti. The film is an adaptation from the play by William Shakespeare.

THE TEMPEST hits theaters on December 10th, 2010.

The Tempest – Featurette: STORY


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Helen Mirren stars as Prospera, an exiled sorceress whose vengeance is unleashed when her enemies are shipwrecked on her magical island.

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The Tempest Trailer

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Here is the first trailer from TOUCHSTONE PICTURES/MIRAMAX FILMS upcoming film THE TEMPEST The Drama/Fantasy is directed by Julie Taymor starring Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Reeve Carney, Felicity Jones, Tom Conti. The film is an adaptation from the play by William Shakespeare.

THE TEMPEST hits theaters in NY and LA on December 10th, 2010 and expands limited on December 17th, 2010.


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The Tempest – One-Sheet

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Here is the poster from TOUCHSTONE PICTURES/MIRAMAX FILMS upcoming film THE TEMPEST The Drama/Fantasy is directed by Julie Taymor starring Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Reeve Carney, Felicity Jones, Tom Conti.

THE TEMPEST hits theaters in NY and LA on December 10th, 2010 and expands limited on December 17th, 2010.



In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s mystical thriller “The Tempest,” Academy Award®–nominated Julie Taymor (“Across the Universe,” “Frida,” “Titus”) brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar® winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”). Prospera’s journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.

Walt Disney Pictures 2010 Fall Film Preview

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

YOU AGAIN
TOUCHSTONE PICTURES
U.S. Release Date: September 24, 2010

Cast: Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber and Betty White.
Director: Andy Fickman


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Successful PR pro Marni (Kristen Bell) heads home for her older brother’s (Jimmy Wolk) wedding and discovers that he’s marrying her high school arch nemesis (Odette Yustman), who’s conveniently forgotten their problematic past. Then the bride’s jet-setting aunt (Sigourney Weaver) bursts in and Marni’s not-so-jet-setting mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes face to face with her own high school rival. The claws come out and old wounds are opened in this crazy comedy that proves that not all rivalries are forever.


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SECRETARIAT
WALT DISNEY PICTURES
U.S. Release Date: October 8, 2010

Cast: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, James Cromwell, Kevin Connolly, Nelsan Ellis, Dylan Baker, Margo Martindale, Otto Thorwarth, Fred Thompson, AJ Michalka and Scott Glenn
Director: Randall Wallace


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Based on the remarkable true story, “Secretariat” chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.


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TANGLED (In Disney Digital 3D™)
WALT DISNEY PICTURES
U.S. Release Date:November 24, 2010

Voice Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett, Paul F. Tompkins
Directors: Byron Howard, Nathan Greno


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Walt Disney Pictures presents “Tangled,” one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D™, “Tangled” is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.


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THE TEMPEST
TOUCHSTONE PICTURES / MIRAMAX
U.S. Release Date: December 10, 2010, New York and Los Angeles • December 17, 2010,limited expansion

Cast: Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Reeve Carney, Tom Conti, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming,Djimon Hounsou, Felicity Jones, Alfred Molina, David Strathairn, Ben Whishaw
Director: Julie Taymor



In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s mystical thriller “The Tempest,” Academy Award®– nominated Julie Taymor (“Across the Universe,” “Frida,” “Titus”) brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar® winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”). Prospera’s journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.


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TRON: LEGACY (In Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D)
WALT DISNEY PICTURES
U.S. Release Date: December 17, 2010

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett and Michael Sheen
Director: Joseph Kosinski


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“TRON: Legacy” is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe—a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and scored by Grammy Award®-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, “TRON: Legacy” hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 17, 2010 in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D.


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THE DEBT
MIRAMAX
U.S. Release Date: December 29, 2010

Cast: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, Jesper Christensen, Marton Csokas, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson
Director: John Madden


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Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington star in “The Debt,” the powerful story of Rachel Singer, a former Mossad agent who endeavored to capture and bring to trial a notorious Nazi war criminal—the Surgeon of Birkenau—in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel must go back to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth. Overwhelmed by haunting memories of her younger self and her two fellow agents, the still-celebrated heroine must relive the trauma of those events and confront the debt she has incurred.

Alfred Molina Talks Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is just around the corner in preparation of its release, here are few Question and Answer with Alfred Molina.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice opens in theaters and IMAX July 14, 2010.

Q: “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is the second time that you have worked in a Jerry Bruckheimer film. What are some of the hallmark traits of a Bruckheimer production?
A: Jerry Bruckheimer films have this wonderful combination of action, adventure and comedy with characters full of depth and details. There is nothing pedestrian or every day about his films. The stories will always take you somewhere completely different and that is part of the excitement of going to his films.

Q: How would you describe this film?
A: You could say that it is a classical tale of good versus evil, but it is also a great adventure story. It features two rivals who were once friends, but who are now arch enemies. This rivalry has gone on for a centuries, with one character staying on the high road and the other embracing the dark side. So it is a very traditional story that is being updated in a very new and contemporary way.

Q: Please describe the character you play in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”
A: My character in the film is Maxim Horvath. He is a character whom I regard as the classic villain—someone who is well dressed and charming, but deadly. He is rather dastardly in a debonair way. I thought of all the British actors who have played this type of role over the years and I suddenly realized that I now belong to a very honorable tradition. I think it has something to do with the accent. [LAUGHS]

Q: Why did you decide to take on the role of Maxim Horvath?
A: I think part of what makes these films interesting to do is that there is a lot of room for comedy, especially when you are playing the villain. Playing the villain means that you are given carte blanche to legitimately chew the scenery. My fellow British actor Bob Hoskins used to say that the great thing about playing a villain is that you are only in the movie half of the time, you get treated like the crown jewel and if the movie stinks nobody will blame you. So it’s like the perfect gig!

Q: Describe the tricky relationship between your character and Toby Kebbell’s character, Drake Stone.
A: Maxim is in need of an ally to help him fight against Balthazar. He searches the city for a malevolent partner and he is pointed in the direction of Drake Stone. Drake is a sorcerer that has decided to use his powers to become an entertainer and make lots of money. Maxim despises this because he feels like Drake has sold out for cheap laughs. So the relationship between Maxim and Drake is kind of like a dysfunctional family. Maxim is like a really overbearing father and Drake is the son who has turned out to be a huge disappointment.

Q: Describe working with the legendary actor Nicolas Cage.
A: At first Nic was a bit nervous because it was his first Alfred Molina movie. He was shy, but he got over it. [LAUGHS] But in all seriousness, we had a great time. It is always a bit daunting at first to work with such a big star like Nic Cage, but I had a wonderful time. He is very generous and he has a great enthusiasm for the work. He also enjoys the creativity and contribution that other actors bring to the process.

Q: What is your impression of Jay Baruchel, who plays the pivotal role of the reluctant apprentice?
A: I think Jay is one of the most talented young actors around at the moment. I am rather in awe of him. He has great skills and confidence. When I was that age I did not have a quarter of the confidence and self assuredness that he has—both as a person and an actor. He is also very inventive and imaginative. He has great chops when it comes to improvising. Really talented actors make it look so easy and that is what Jay does.

Q: Did you enjoy working with director Jon Turteltaub?A: Jon is wonderful. His is a real actor’s director. He is absolutely clear on what he expects and how to achieve it. He is not a diva. He does not scream or shout; he just creates. He is incredibly funny, loves to laugh and enjoys the camaraderie on the set. Jon has great taste and an eye for what will and won’t work. He completely understands this type of film and he brings to it not just talent and intelligence, but a complete enthusiasm for the process.

Q: Why did the filmmakers choose to shoot the film on location in New York City?
A: The city itself is very photogenic and has a very dramatic presence. When I first came to New York in the early 1980s, I felt as if I had been there before because the city has so many iconic landmarks and buildings. You have seen the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building in millions of movies and television shows. Directors such as Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese have paid homage to it. The city has a kind of throbbing life to it and I think we have achieved that energy in this film. It is sort of a double whammy when magic happens in a city that you know is magical.