Posts by Taryn Ryder
- Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Movies7 days ago
When Angelina Jolie commits to a role, she goes all in from Day 1.
In "Maleficent," the untold story of the iconic villain from the 1959 Disney classic "Sleeping Beauty," Jolie attempts to humanize the Mistress of All Evil. Elle Fanning, who plays Princess Aurora, says she learned a lot by watching the Oscar winner on set.
"She really got into her character — like, she was so very into the details of her clothes," Fanning told Yahoo Movies Thursday at Marie Claire's "Fresh Faces" event. "[Angelina] came into rehearsal on the first days that we were just reading the script with her staff ... her Maleficent staff! Walking in, she was in normal clothes, but then had that, and she was like, 'I have to get used to it, because it's a part of my character.'"
- Yahoo Movies1 mth ago
The weekend-long Brangelina PDA train continued well into the night Sunday at the Governors Ball immediately following the Academy Awards.
When the happy couple entered the bash, they were absolutely mobbed. Photographers, fans, and guests alike flocked to them. Both Brad and Angie handled the situation like pros, and didn’t disappoint in the PDA department. The attached-at-the-hip pair was quite adorable while they hung with their winning "12 Years a Slave" crew.
- Yahoo Movies1 mth ago
It's Hollywood's biggest show of the year. But with so many stars crammed into one theater, there's a ton of excitement that doesn't make it to the screen. Here from our reporter on site at the Dolby Theater are the greatest moments you didn't see while watching the Academy Awards:
• Before the show as guests trailed in from the red carpet and milled in the lobby before taking their seats, "Captain Phillips" star/Best Actor nominee Barkhad Abdi quietly stood sipping champagne. Asked if he was nervous, he replied: "Nope not at all. Excited." Across the lobby Jessica Biel was sipping white wine, putting those pregnancy rumors to rest. Amy Adams went for champagne. Bradley Cooper and Michael Fassbender met in a very special bro hug moment when they found each other among the crowd.
• As people flowed into the auditorium, the producers had a very hard time getting the room to take their seats, beseeching the crowd over the PA to "settle down."
- Meriah Doty at Yahoo Movies2 mths ago
In less than three weeks from today, we will have the latest round of Oscar winners… but first things first.
On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences held its annual nominees luncheon to celebrate of the 86th Academy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Doors opened at 11:30 a.m. where guests entered the beautifully decorated ballroom and waited for festivities to begin. Attendees sipped champagne and wine while dining on a selection of hors d'oeuvres during the cocktail reception: sesame seared ahi tuna, grilled zucchini with goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, vegetable rolls, and sesame beef with horseradish chive mousse and cucumber salsa on French bread.
[Related: 2014 Oscars Nominees Luncheon]
The stunning Lupita Nyong'o — nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category — was one of the first to arrive following the pressroom. The "12 Years a Slave" star seemed elated to be there, chatting with guests and showing a few friends something on her phone.
- Yahoo Movies2 mths ago
As we prepared to attend the ceremony honoring Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Thursday, "The Departed" played on television. Needless to say, we began to wonder – what Scorsese movie would Scorsese watch if it were on TV?
So, even though the director is famous for not watching his own work, we asked him.
"'Goodfellas,'" he told Yahoo Movies. "Something about the way it's structured. ['Wolf of Wall Street'] too. For some reason, you watch one scene, you watch another, it leads to another, it leads to another … I was experimenting with that style, you know, to see if you could really get hooked.
"Before you realize it you're watching it for an hour," the director smiled. "I still don't really see my films though."
As for which of those beloved films had the most wild shoots, well, the answer might surprise you, especially given all the partying and nude scenes in "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Oprah Winfrey Was at a Fat Farm When Offered 'The Color Purple' (and 5 Other Things We Learned at SBIFF)Yahoo Movies2 mths ago
Oprah Winfrey was the last person who expected that she would be honored with the Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Wednesday night.
"I am under no illusion that I have a 'body of work,'" the actress joked on stage after a montage of clips of her "body of work" was shown. "God bless the editor that was able to piece that together."
However, Winfrey's small onscreen resume certainly speaks for itself. The media mogul sat down for a two-hour Q&A with commentator John Horn, where she discussed her journey through cinema, which began with "The Color Purple."
Here are 6 interesting revelations from the evening:
1. Even Oprah has been told 'no.'
Two months had passed since Winfrey first auditioned for "The Color Purple," when she started to get antsy (to say she was obsessed with getting the role is an understatement).
- Adam Pockross at Yahoo Movies3 mths ago
Having an awards show on the same day that Oscar nominations are released can make it an extremely joyous occasion for some actors, and a little bit of an awkward one for others.
That is, unless you are Tom Hanks or Emma Thompson.
Here are a few things you might have missed from this year’s Critics' Choice Movie Awards …
[Related: 2014 Oscars: Complete List of Nominees]
Stars Flock to Emma and Tom (Who Need No Consoling)
Were you upset that the "Saving Mr. Banks" actress and "Captain Phillips" star weren't among the latest batch of Oscar nominees? You weren't alone! Celebs were lining up around the block to hug and exchange kind words with both Emma and Tom … and express their disappointment with the snubs.
- Adam Pockross at Yahoo Movies3 mths ago
What else do you expect with a live telecast, people?
Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper both dropped f-bombs onstage at the 19 th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
But! At least for Sandy … she sort of had an excuse?
"I'd like to thank Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme for teaching me everything I know. It’s not easy what we do, it’s not easy," Sandra began while accepting her award for Best Actress in an Action Movie.
The "Gravity" star was about to move on when the show’s announcer bellowed down from above, accidentally playing a recording over her speech.
"What the f--k?" Sandra said to a laughing audience. “I’m an action hero!”
Bullock wasn't alone.
A few minutes later, Bradley Cooper was front and center accepting the Best Comedy award for "American Hustle,” and he, too, got in on the cursing action.
- Breanne Heldman at Yahoo Movies3 mths ago
The HFPA knows how to throw one good party.
Thanks to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, there was no shortage of entertainment at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, but it’s the behind-the-scenes interactions and chatter that makes the show so entertaining. Here were a few of our favorite moments the cameras probably didn’t catch:
1. J.Law Drops the B-Bomb
Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult are officially back on … and they couldn't be cuter. When Jen was rushed inside the ballroom before the show started, she was her usual happy-go-snappy self, obliging audience members with photos, but she also was concerned about one person: her date.
"I need to find my boyfriend," the Lawrence was overheard saying as she ran inside to find her seat. And Hoult, who starred with her in "X Men: First Class," wasn't far behind.
- Yahoo Movies3 mths ago
A year ago, would you have ever imagined that Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence would work so well together onscreen as husband and wife?
David O. Russell makes the magic happen in "American Hustle," and the director certainly is a genius at seeing chemistry potential before even the actors themselves.
"I had [the pairing] in mind before they even met," David told Yahoo on Friday night at the 3rd Annual AACTA International Awards. "As Jennifer Lawrence said, 'I finally get to make out with Christian Bale and he's a really fat guy. He's Fatman, not Batman.'"
Yep, we can totally picture J.Law saying that.
"However the shocking thing is, Christian managed to charm ladies with the comb-over and the belly because it comes from in here, it comes from confidence and the heart. And it gives you a hypnotic voodoo over everything," Russell added. "That's true for man or woman."
"American Hustle" has seven Golden Globe nominations and is a favorite heading into Sunday's awards.