Saturday, 6 June 2015

Antoine Fuqua's 'Southpaw' Gets a New Trailer (Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris)

Antoine Fuqua's 'Southpaw' Gets a New Trailer (Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris)

Photo of Tambay A. ObensonBy Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and ActJune 5, 2015 at 1:46PM
Southpaw opens on July 24th.
Southpaw opens on July 24th.
The other boxing drama directed by a black filmmaker (Ryan Coogler's "Creed" as well), scheduled to be released later this year, is Antoine Fuqua's "Southpaw," which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer who fights his way to the top, only to find his life falling apart around him.
Billy “The Great” Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal display of offensive fighting… one fueled by his own feelings of inadequacy and a desperate need for love, money and fame. With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring, until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. His days now an endless haze of alcohol and prescription drugs, his daughter taken by Child Services and his home repossessed by the bank, Billy’s fate is all but sealed until a washed up former boxer named Tick (played by Forest Whitaker) agrees to take the bereaved pugilist under his wing so long as he agrees to his strict ethos. Tick rebuilds Billy into a new man: one that is agile, fearsome and uncompromising in the ring while thoughtful, loving and disciplined outside of it. Now, as he works to regain custody of his daughter and mounts a professional comeback, Billy must face his demons head-on.
Fuqua has never been nominated for an Academy Award - not even for "Training Day" which saw its star, Denzel Washington, win the Oscar for Best Actor, and co-star Ethan Hawke nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Could this be Fuqua's first? Time will tell.
Its July release date may suggest that the releasing studio might not be positioning it for Oscar contention. Although it's a Weinstein Company film, so anything's possible. And Hollywood loves its white fighter movies. Also, the film is sure to get the right kind of attention, if only because of its strong cast, which also includes Naomie Harris playing a social worker assigned to Gyllenhaal's family.
Oh, and 50 Cent has a role in it as well.
"Southpaw" opens on July 24th.
Second trailer for "Southpaw" below:

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Daniel Craig's 'Spectre' Co-Star Naomie Harris Denies Starting Idris Elba Bond Rumors

Daniel Craig's 'Spectre' Co-Star Naomie Harris Denies Starting Idris Elba Bond Rumors

Daniel Craig's 'Spectre' Co-Star Naomie Harris Denies Starting Idris Elba Bond Rumors
Daniel Craig is handsome while shooting scenes for his upcoming movie Spectre on Saturday (May 30) in London, England.
The 47-year-old actor was joined on set by his beautiful co-star Naomie Harris.
Naomie recently denied that she started the rumors about Idris Elba playing the next James Bond.
“No, that is not true! Do you know what happened? A journalist said to me, ‘You’ve just finished working with Idris Elba on Mandela, do you think he’d make a great Bond?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, absolutely, I think he would.’ And then the headline is ‘Naomie says Idris Elba to be next Bond,’ Naomie shared to the Telegraph.
15+ pictures inside of Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris filming Spectre

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Monday, 1 June 2015

Martell Cognac Celebrates Its 300th Anniversary at the Palace of Versailles - Red Carpet Arrivals

Martell Cognac Celebrates Its 300th Anniversary at the Palace of Versailles - Red Carpet Arrivals
Actress Naomie Harris is pictured arriving at Martell Cognac's 300th anniversary event at the iconic Palace of Versailles on May 20, 2015 in Versailles, France.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

SPECTRE: Daniel Craig looks suave for filming as James Bond meets with Eve Moneypenny

SPECTRE: Daniel Craig looks suave for filming as James Bond meets with Eve Moneypenny

007 has been spotted having a meeting with M's secretary as scenes are shot for the upcoming blockbuster

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Daniel Craig has been spotted looking very dapper as SPECTRE filming continues.
The actor is making his fourth appearance as Sir Ian Fleming's literary spy in the upcoming movie, and the crew are working hard as they shoot scenes in London.
In these new snaps, James Bond is seen in a sharp suit as he has a meeting with Eve Moneypenny, who is played by Naomie Harris.

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In other pictures, Craig is sporting a stylish pair of shades and looking a little shift as he moves around the capital.
Meanwhile, Westminster is under attack in the new blockbuster and it looks like SPECTRE may even be blowing up BIG BEN.
In the previous film the MI6 Headquarters along the banks of the river was blown up and the spy organisation used a temporary HQ below the London underground.

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But now it looks like the terrorists are making a symbolic attack on one of London's most famous landmarks.
A filming notice sent to residents informed them of the shoot, with Lambeth Bridge being closed to traffic and pedestrians for chunks of the night.

Actress Naomie Harris: I’m obsessed with films - Sunday Express

Actress Naomie Harris: I’m obsessed with films

NAOMIE, 38, plays Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond movies and has starred in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series, 28 Days Later and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom as Winnie Mandela. She lives in north London.

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'My greatest weakness is probably my inability to say no'
Not a lot of people know this but I’m very good at… Gyrotonic, which I’m obsessed with. It’s a mixture of yoga, Pilates and qigong and you do it on a machine – I have my own at home. It’s great at strengthening and lengthening the body. 
My best friend is… difficult to name. I have a handful of best friends who I’ve known for years and they’re dotted all over. It’s a real privilege to have them in my life, as it means there’s always someone at the end of the phone.
My nickname is… Nainai, which is what all my family call me. I love my name being shortened – I think it’s really sweet.
The bravest thing I’ve ever done is… probably gone to drama school. I was in a situation where I had to support myself through university, using the money I’d made acting as a child from the age of nine, so when it came to drama school there was nothing left. I couldn’t get any funding as I’d already been to university but I didn’t listen to anybody who said I couldn’t do it.
Instead I wrote 250 letters to charitable organisations and I turned up at drama school with a loan of £3,000 from my uncle, which was all the money in the world that I had. I didn’t know how I was going to last the two years or pay the fees and I think that is incredibly brave now I look back at it.
Luckily it all worked out, because the first day I turned up at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, the bursar called me into his office and one of the charities had sent £1,000, then every couple of months another from a different charity turned up. It was just fate and being fearless, I managed to get through.
My perfect evening… would involve a movie – I’m obsessed with films. Going to the cinema with a loved one is my idea of heaven. It’s why I’m involved in the Meerkat Movies two-for-one offer because it allows you to go to the cinema with someone you’re close to. 
My first kiss was… during an acting exercise when I was about 13. We were doing an improvisation and one of the other kids kissed me. I’d never kissed anyone, so it was so shocking for me and I didn’t know what to say. It was too public!
My biggest regret is… choosing the builders that I hired to do up my flat – they were shoddy and awful. I said that to someone recently and they said, “Well you’ve obviously lived a very sheltered life,” and I have to agree.
The one thing I’d change about myself is… that I’m not very patient. It seeps into all areas of my life.
The best thing my mother taught me was… that anything is possible with hard work. If every child was taught that, we’d have a completely different world. 
The last time I cried was… Well, I cry all the time. Everything makes me cry – my friends’ children giving me a hug, a sunset, beautiful gardens, even the cheesiest of movies or adverts! I’m very emotional so always on the verge of tears – my friends find it very amusing. 
The first record I ever bought was… a Michael Jackson one. I was obsessed with him. It was probably Ben, which is still my favourite of his.
It’s not good for my image but I like… musicals. I just heard about the Sound Of Music sing-along in Leicester Square and it sounds like my idea of heaven, so I’m definitely planning to go. There’s something so moving about music coupled with emotion. I can’t sing or dance, otherwise I’d want to be making them myself.
My greatest weakness is… probably my inability to say no. It often gets me into trouble, as I’ll say yes to all sorts of things I really don’t want to be doing and find it difficult to then get out of. I’m stronger in work – it’s my personal life where I find it much more difficult.
If I could pass any law I would… reintroduce Sunday as a complete non-working day. With all the technology we have, people find it really difficult to stop and be with their loved ones and just breathe and smell the roses. Everyone would be at home with their family and go for walks – no shopping or business or anything.
I drive… my friend’s car, as I don’t have my own.
The shop I can’t walk past is… any health food shop. I love anything that’s healthy and nourishing. I’m obsessed by coconut yoghurt at the moment as an alternative to dairy.
The most expensive thing I’ve ever splashed out on is… a coat. I’m really sensitive to the cold as I’m skin and bones, so whenever it’s cool I really feel it. It is quilted and super warm. It was about £2,000, which is more than I’ve ever spent on a single piece of clothing, but it has lasted me seven years. I bought it in Canada where I was filming at the time.
My perfect Sunday… would involve my family or friends coming over, having food together and watching a movie or going to the cinema.
My favourite place in Britain is… the countryside in general. I love to get out of London to find fields and meadows then walk for hours. The English countryside is stunning. It’s one of the benefits of us having so much rain – we get these lush fields. 
My last holiday was… to Thailand. I went for two weeks at Christmas and ended up staying nearly two months. I went to Ko Samui and did a seven-day fast and then went to Chiang Mai to do a tai chi course and finally I went to Pai. I went on my own and had an incredible experience where I met so many new people.
It taught me that we’re so much more connected and so much more protected than we realise and when you fling yourself on life in this free way, everything works out and you’re always taken care of.
I’m currently reading… The Top Ten Things Dead People Want To Tell You by Mike Dooley. It’s such a great book – it reminds you that on the whole, life is incredible, and reading it has made me feel so much happier.
If I had half an hour left on Earth… I would definitely spend it with my family and best friends and tell them all how much I loved them. And there would have to be good food, too. 
Naomie and her actress friend Alice Eve have recreated a series of iconic film scenes to celebrate the launch of Meerkat Movies – two-for-one cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday, available exclusively at