Saturday, December 17, 2011
USA Today spoke with Charlize Theron regarding her big day Thursday with the premiere of her new film 'Young Adult' and receiving a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress for the film earlier that day.
A Golden Globe nomination and her film's premiere, all in the same day?
"Yeah, these are the moments where you go, what did I do in a past life to deserve all of this?" said a glam Theron on the red carpet. "It's all too much."
But screenwriter Cody wasn't surprised by the accolades Theron's racked up playing Mavis Gary, a shallow former prom queen who, at 37, returns to her hometown to callously snare her (married) high school boyfriend.
"I knew she was going to do an amazing job - she's Charlize Theron - but when I started watching dailies and seeing what she was doing out there, I was like, 'Oh my god,"' said Cody. "Because suddenly the movie was to me, even riskier than it had been on the page. She played it in such a committed and intense way."
The premiere took place in Los Angeles held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Screen rant shows the latest banners and posters for next years' sci-fi/action releases. Two of them belonged to SWATHERS Chris Hemsworth's 'The Avengers' which released a banner, and Charlize Theron's 'Prometheus' which released a new poster.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Empire Magazine released their 2012 Movie Preview edition, and included an overview/review of SWATH. The article has these two pictures and some great quotes from Rupert Sanders and Kirsten Stewart.
The write-up is below.
“This is not a girl by the well with tweety birds,” says Director Rupert Sanders. “I actually wanted to do a war movie.” It’s clear that Sanders take on the Snow White story will be as grim as it is Grimm. While competing 2012 Snow White project, Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror goes for fairy tale bright colours and high camp scheming, this one shows its Snow (Kirsten Stewart) in armour, and promises less sweeping and dusting and more sweep and dust-ups.
Charlize Theron is the Evil Queen who consumes young women to keep herself young and beautiful; Stewart’s Snow White is the big prize who will keep her that way forever; Chirs “Thor” Hemsworth plays the fearless Huntsman ordered to hunt Snow through the big, scary forest; and On Stranger Tides Sam Claflin is the Prince (how charming he is remains to be seen). The eight dwarves (yes, eight. Disney holds the copyright on seven) are played by some of the best British character actors around, from Nick Forst and Ian McShane to Ray Winstone and Bob Hoskins. You wouldn’t know it to look at him – or the budget – but Sanders is a first-time feature director. He is, however, one of the highest-profile commercial men around and a look at his Halo, Call of Duty: Black Ops or Nike spots suggest that the action won’t even make him break a sweat.
Stewart, speaking in LA recently, sounds as fired up as her director. “It’s a true telling of the fairy tale, a little bit closer to the Grimm stories than other versions.” That puts it in direct contrast to Mirror Mirror’s more child-friendly approach; where this one goes for the look of Gladiator or Robin Hood, that Julia Roberts/Lily Collins effort chooses a more farcical, knockabout tone in a clearly artificial world. Which one could debate which of the pair is more faithful to the original, there shouldn’t be much danger of confusing the two – as Stewart acknowledges, “The great thing about having such a brass-tacks base is you rethink who your characters are within the fairy tale and still remain completely true to it because they are fairly undefined. You have really basic attributes and in this case we are bringing it out, I think, un-expected things, a lot is expected of me on this.” Adds, Stewart, who’s been training intensively, “Being strong will not be just an aesthetic thing. I need to have endurance. Snow is someone who has a lineage of leadership in her blood, and she has been beaten down, along with her entire kingdom and her people. I know it sounds really obvious, but it’s a story that should champion people who aren’t obsessed with vanity, someone who has a true heart. It’s a really simple story but it really knocks me out.”
Evil Queen: Mirror, mirror, on the the wall...who is the fairest of them all?
Mirror: Sadly, it is not you. Today is Dancer's birthday...you know, the girl who runs that fabulous SWATH site Enchanting Beauty. So today, Dancer is the fairest of them all.
Evil Queen: WHAT??!!??!!!??? This cannot be happening!!! I am the fairest!!! She must pay for her beauty! Bring me the Huntsman...he will take care of this Dancer person for me!
Snow White: Oh...what should we get her for her birthday? I can bake a kick ass cake!
Snow White: Oh no!!! That evil queen lit candles on Dancer's birthday cake and it's burning down the village. NOT MY CAKE!!!!
Dwarf stand-in Craig Garner tweeted fans a lovely Christmas message today via his Facebook.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! :-D
Hope you are all well, Sorry for the lack of activity on the news feed.
I have just finished filming on Snow White and the Huntsman which has taken up the past six months.
Just wanted to take the time to thank you all for your lovely e-mails/post etc.
Christmas has crept up on me yet again but I’m super excited as I get to spend it with the people I love the most this year!
So I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope that 2012 will be as FAB as 2011!!!
BIG LOVES AND HUGS
Merry Christmas to you Craig!
Follow Craig on his Facebook here and on Twitter here.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
There are a handful of congratulations to go around this morning for the SWATH family as The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations were announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press this morning. Here is a list of some of the nominated projects members of the SWATH family are attached to:
Charlize Theron for her Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role in 'Young Adult'.
Other nominations went to the movie 'War Horse' as Best Motion Picture Drama which stars Eddie Marsan and Johnny Harris.
'Hugo' received 3 nominations for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director, Best Original Score which stars Ray Winstone.
'The Adventures of TinTin' as Best Animated Feature starring Nick Frost and Toby Jones.
Universal Pictures is also represented with nominations for 'Bridesmaids' as it was nominated in two categories for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical and Best Actress.
Read the complete list here at the Golden Globes website where they even breakdown how many nominations each movie, television program, studio etc... received as well.
The Golden Globes ceremony will take place on Sunday January 15, 2012.
NOMINATIONS BY MOTION PICTURE
DISTRIBUTOR AND TELEVISION NETWORK
MOTION PICTURE DISTRIBUTOR
The Weinstein Company 12
Sony Pictures Classics 10
Touchstone Pictures 8
Paramount Pictures 7
Sony Pictures Releasing International 7
Fox Searchlight Pictures 6
Sony Pictures Releasing 4
Liddell Entertainment 3
Roadside Attractions 3
Summit Entertainment 2
Universal Pictures 2
Warner Bros. Pictures 2
Columbia Pictures 1
Focus Features 1
New Pictures Film Company 1
Oscilloscope Laboratories 1
Relativity Media, LLC 1
Sundance Selects 1
Walt Disney Pictures 1
2012 will be pretty special for Kristen Stewart as fans know, with three highly anticipated films being released: On the Road (#4), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (#15) and of course, Snow White and the Huntsman.
Glamour UK takes note that this will be Stewart's year as well as they make her #1 on their list of "Why 2012 is Gonna Rock" with the release of SWATH.
What? Kristen Stewart as Snow White
When? Snow White And The Huntsman is due to be released on 1 June.
What’s the buzz about? Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and model Lily Cole, we’re aching to see how these Hollywood hotties reinvent this classic fairytale.
Chris Hemsworths The Avengers comes in at #6.We believe with three major films and two being potential blockbuster films, she definitely deserves the number one slot because she does rock!
See the rest of the remaining list here.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Now this kind of puts a pit in the bottom of your stomach to see an actual letter indicating that your time with SWATH is over. Filming just completed today in the UK. Sam Claflin tweeted his last scene was completed today.
Where do we begin? The cast. The wonderful cast. Our first encounter with the cast members were the stunt people and army guys both with characters identified and unidentified. They provided fans with tweets, not giving any details regarding filming, describing what they were going through while giving us a laugh or two, right Jess?
|Jess at fight training|
|Duncan Mais at costume fitting|
|Sam Claflin's hair glue|
They were so enthusiastic about filming, that a few of them did an "oopsie daisy" by revealing a little too much information ("TMI") to the fans. But you know what? Who cares! OK we know the powers to be may have cringed because they want to disseminate things a certain way with the competition thing and all; however, there was really no harm and no foul because there's no competition.
Can you blame them for being enthusiastic about being in potentially one of the biggest films in Hollywood history? The fans understand and give you hugs for being chastised for your actions only because you were just so excited. It's OK because anyone who says they never had a slip of the tongue is just not being real.
So thanks to the films' extras for sharing your love and enthusiasm for the film. You will cherish your experience forever. Cheers to you.
Then there is the crew. James Baker who tweeted his care of the horses as he took the fans along to every location.
Herdingclouds provided the first non-paparazzi exciting photos of all...KRISTEN STEWART AND CHRIS HEMSWORTH IN FULL COSTUME!! We do remember that day so well. He even made sure the fans saw them first and that was huge. We thank him so much for that.
Fans had the pleasure of receiving occasional tweets from the prince and the dwarfs whose tweets were retweeted furiously throughout the fandom. Sam Claflin, Johnny Harris and Nick Frost were the consistent tweeters.
When Harris and Frost tweeted that they were going to set, you just knew that they were going to be a part of an entire group of great actors. Bob Hoskins, Ian McShane, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones and Brian Gleeson. Great actors that chose to be in this fantasy film together about a children's fairy tale. It still amazes fans.
When Sam tweeted, fans went into a frenzy of speculation if he was or was not with Snow White. However, there is one picture that is going to be missed when posting Sam's tweets. The prince on his royal couch. It totally fits the character.
Fans also had a chance to follow the cast as they worked on and promoted other projects: The Fades, Breaking Dawn, The Avengers, Tintin etc... For fans in the U.S., Johnny Harris's The Fades, will appear on BBC America in January.
We also shared Craig and Karen's documentary Seven Dwarfs. Although we were unable to see it here in the states, from all accounts including tweets from fans and from the brief YouTube videos, it was a compelling piece of work.
Then you have Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones and Nick Frost as well as Johnny starring in films with potential Oscar nominations such as Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy; War Horse and TinTin. Fans cannot wait to see what the future holds for all of the cast.
There were a lot of great set soldiers providing photographs and descriptions from their encounters with Kristen or Chris to their encounter with a famous bodyguard. Thanks to @imoviei, @Jesm30, @KristenStewbabe, the Murphy sisters our friends at the Marloes etc...