Posts by Kara Warner
- Kara Warner at Yahoo Movies14 days ago
Ready for liftoff: Chris Pratt is the next big blockbuster king due, in equal parts, to his talent and seemingly endless well of charm.
At the end of a very long day of press for his latest film, "Delivery Man," the 34-year-old actor starts things off with a bang: "Should we just get drunk for the next half-hour?" he asks Yahoo Movies.
This special brand of disarming humor is just one reason to love the guy.
Here's why he's the Hollywood leading man we've all been waiting for:
- meriah at Yahoo Movies18 days ago
Start your engines, the "Need for Speed" trailer is here, and it's filled with chills, spills, tire-screeching awesomeness, Aaron Paul (from "Breaking Bad") speaking in a grizzled, low voice.
The action revenge thriller, based on the popular EA video game, revolves around Tobey (Paul) being framed for a crime he wasn't responsible for, then settling the score brought on by the devious deeds of his former friend-turned-enemy Dino (Dominic Cooper).
In addition to the high octane action presented in the new footage, Yahoo Movies recently spent some time with Paul and director Scott Waugh to find out what makes "Need for Speed" such a unique action movie: practical effects and stunts.
- Kara Warner at Yahoo Movies18 days ago
TONIGHT: Watch the LIVE Los Angeles red carpet premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT right here only on Yahoo Movies: catchingfire.yahoo.com
As part of our countdown to the live red carpet premiere and the highly-anticipated release of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," we've been lucky enough to spend some quality time with the cast.
It began with Co-Star Connections, where we found out who knows the most (and the least) about their "Catching Fire" colleagues. And it continues today with another do-you-know-your-costar quiz!
This time the focus is solely on the wonderfully unpredictable interview quotes from those free spirits Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson.
Welcome the first edition of "Who Said It: Jennifer or Woody?"
- Kara Warner at Yahoo Movies21 days ago
Watch the LIVE Los Angeles red carpet premiere of ‘Catching Fire’ on Monday November 18 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT right here only on Yahoo Movies: catchingfire.yahoo.com
With a film as emotionally and physically intense as "T," it's no secret that all of the actors involved put in a ton of work to make their beloved book characters jump off the page. For franchise newcomer Sam Claflin, his preparation for the role of handsome, chiseled District 4 Victor Finnick Odair required plenty of strength training, conditioning ... and a little manscaping.
"I shaved my chest,” Claflin told Yahoo Movies during a recent interview about the potentially painful procedures he endured during filming. "I shaved [and didn't wax] yeah, partly because I don't know why, they said it would be less painful."
Interestingly enough, when Claflin went through with the hair removal, he didn't perform the task solo; instead, he enlisted the help of his makeup artist.
- Kara Warner at Movie Talk25 days ago
See the stars turn out for the LIVE Los Angeles red carpet premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' on Monday, Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, only on Yahoo Movies: catchingfire.yahoo.com
Ever wonder which "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” cast member peed in their wetsuit the most while filming in the water? Or which guy was most "bromantically involved" on set with Josh Hutcherson? Now you can find out from the stars themselves.
Yahoo Movies scored an early sit-down with "Catching Fire" cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Jena Malone, and Sam Claflin for a little get-to-know-you game we call “Co-Star Connections.”
Marvel Studios have already had the biggest movie of the year with this summer's "Iron Man 3." This fall, they've had one of the few breakout hits of the new TV season with "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." And this weekend, they are taking over cinemas again with "Thor: The Dark World." What's the common thread that's run from the big to the small screen? The unflappable (and seemingly unkillable) Agent Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg.
"It's great to be connective tissue," Gregg told Yahoo Movies at Monday's Hollywood premiere of "Thor: The Dark World." He said, "That's what I was [in the movies], and that's what the show is."
JOIN US FOR THE LIVE RED CARPET PREMIERE OF "THOR: THE DARK WORLD" TONIGHT AT 9:30 P.M. ET/6:30 P.M. PT ON YAHOO MOVIES: MOVIES.YAHOO.COM/THOR-LIVE In case you're not yet aware, the Internet loves Tom Hiddleston. Especially his heaping legion of Twitter-addicted female fans. (Exhibit A.)
Thanks to the 32-year-old actor's unending charm, which includes a penchant for dead-on impersonations of Owen Wilson and other well known celebs, the "Thor" villain has landed himself smack dab in the sweet spot social media fame.
When Yahoo Movies caught up with the actor in support of "Thor: The Dark World" we got him to address his most popular Internet memes as well do his best Sean Connery impression — perhaps his next online sensation.
- Kara Warner at Movie Talk1 mth ago
There is a special difficulty for actors in taking on the role of a real person. Even more so when that person is still living, incredibly private, and was romantically linked to the late Princess of Wales. Such is the case with the intrigue and interest surrounding Naveen Andrews and Naomi Watts' performances in the new biographical drama "Diana."
The film is directed by Oscar nominee Oliver Hirschbiegel and based on Kate Snell's 2001 book "Diana: Her Last Love." It revolves around the last two years of Diana's life during which she reportedly had a love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan. Yahoo Movies recently caught up with the British-born Andrews, best known as Sayid on TV's "Lost," to discuss his portrayal of Khan, the differences in how the movie has been received in different countries and what he learned — and hopes audiences will also learn — about the People's Princess.
When it comes to time-honored Thanksgiving traditions, the turkey always gets top billing. The holiday's main menu item is also its dominant symbol, the inspiration for endless recipes, decorations, and crafts. And now it's also the subject of the new animated movie "Free Birds." The story revolves around a rebellious group of turkeys — voiced by Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Amy Poehler — who want their fine-feathered fowl meat off the menu for good.
Now when you are lucky enough to have an audience with the likes of Wilson, Harrelson, and Poehler, it would be easy to cover familiar Thanksgiving subjects like holiday traditions, favorite side dishes, etc. Here at Yahoo Movies, however, we thought we should dig a little deeper and get to the true meaning of Thanksgiving: the art of hand turkeys.
Yes, we forced the stars to revisit the classic school art project where you turn an outline of your hand into a turkey. So who drew the most creative hand turkey (and who decided to outline their foot)? Take a look in our video interview with the cast:
Another October, and another horror movie remake hits the screens. This year we have “Boys Don’t Cry” helmer Kimberly Peirce directing Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore in “C,” a new telling of the 1976 classic starring Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, based on Stephen King’s first novel.
The story remains the same: A shy outcast discovers she has telekinetic powers and unleashes them upon her deeply religious mother and high school peers when they push her too far on prom night. There is mention of the “dirty pillows” and “they’re all gonna laugh at you,” so what really sets the two films apart? Yahoo Movies sought out a few experts on the subject to break down the key differences between the two films. (Warning: SPOILERS below.)
A New Beginning
“One of the biggest differences has to be the opening scene,” said Evan Dickson, West Coast Editor for Bloody-Disgusting.com. “The 1976 De Palma version opens in the showers when Carrie gets her period. This new one opens with something entirely different -- and interesting -- before moving on to more familiar territory.”