TOP MOVIE NEWS: FRIDAY 13 JANUARY
Dark Knight Rises scribe defends Bane, The Artist scoops Critics’ Choice award and new Wes Anderson trailer lands.
The Dark Knight Rises writer Jonathan Nolan has spoken out in defence of Tom Hardy’s depiction of Bat villain Bane. A number of people who saw the recent six-minute prologue to the much-anticipated movie, claimed that they struggled to understand what the villain was saying thanks to the mumbled dialogue. The claims sparked a wave of publicity with fans fearing the worst for the final instalment of the Batman saga.
However Jonathan Nolan, brother of director Christopher, has spoken out in defence of Tom Hardy’s role. He told reporters in America: "I've gotta tell you, I think what Tom Hardy is doing with the role is spectacular," Jonathan said. "I've had the benefit of seeing a little bit more than the audience has seen, at this point, and it's pretty spectacular." Jonathan went on to speak about the airborne action sequence that takes place in the prologue."It's an amazing team with my brother, [story writer] David Goyer and myself," he said. "Those are two great guys to work with and brainstorm with. I think Chris has long wanted to do the aerial spectacular. It's such a good fit for the IMAX cameras that he likes to shoot with, and so that was a long time in the making."
The comments come off of the back of recent allegations that a new audio mix for the Dark Knight Rises prologue had been issued by Warner Bros in an effort to clear up bane’s dialogue.
The Artist wins best picture at Critics’ Choice awards
Oscar-tipped silent movie The Artist has won big at the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in LA where it scooped the much coveted Best Picture gong alongside recognition for its costume design and score. Director Michel Hazanavicius was also named Best Director at the awards, which were handed out at the Hollywood Palladium last night. Hazanavicius, who looks like he’ll have to get used to make acceptance speeches, told the star studded crowd "There are so many beautiful people here. I have to force myself not to ask for autographs.”
Other winners included George Clooney, who claimed the award for Best Actor for his role in The Descendants; Viola Davis who was named best actress for The Help, and Christopher Plummer who landed the Best Supporting actor gong for his part in Beginners.
Moonrise Kingdom trailer lands
A trailer for Wes Anderson’s latest directorial outing Moonlight Kingdom has landed online. The movie will be the first release in almost three years for the director who’s famed for his offbeat style in movies such as The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic.
The film re-unites Anderson with familiar faces from his previous films including Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, as well as adding some new faces in the form of Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton and Frances McDormand.
Moonrise Kingdom, which Anderson co-wrote, follows two 12 year olds who are deeply in love, and run away together on an adventure. An approaching storm leaves their parents and the local scout leader and sheriff in a panic as they try to find the star-crossed lovers.