Tag Archives: les miserables

Clint Eastwood considering Jersey Boys movie

Clint Eastwood is reported to be eyeing the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys for a big screen treatment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eastwood would be putting his much-publicised A Star Is Born remake on the backburner to focus on the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons for Warner Bros. The […]

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Quickflix live-blogs the 2013 Academy Awards

By Simon Miraudo The 85th Academy Awards are upon us! Host Seth MacFarlane is set to skewer the year in movies, and we are ready to do the same to him in our 2013 Oscar Live-Blog. Or, maybe he’ll do a good job. Hey, anything is possible on Hollywood’s night of nights! The big question […]

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Argo wins big at BAFTAs; Skyfall named Outstanding British Film

Ben Affleck’s Argo took out the major prizes at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards this morning, while many of its Oscar competitors shared the remaining accolades. Argo won Best Film, Best Director, and Best Editing, clearing its path for the Best Picture prize at the Academy Awards. Skyfall was named Outstanding British Film, the first […]

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See you in the New Year!

The Quickflix editorial elves are taking a short break over Christmas and into the New Year, but there are plenty of great reviews, interviews, and Top 10 lists to keep you entertained in our absence! We’re sure you’ll spend much of Boxing Day in the cool comfort of the cinema. Find out which films to […]

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The Top 10 Films of 2012

The top 10 films of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the business […]

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Dream on – Les Misérables review

Les Misérables – Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway. Directed by Tom Hooper. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Tom Hooper‘s cinematic adaptation of Les Misérables touches greatness more often than most of the movies released in the past calendar year, which is why it’s so disappointing whenever the film returns to its more […]

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The Top 10 Female Performances of 2012

The Top 10 Female Performances of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the […]

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Trailer Debut: Anna Karenina

Our first glimpse of Joe Wright’s adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic Anna Karenina has arrived with the film’s official trailer, and it screams Oscar. Using his Atonement and Pride and Prejudice leading lady, Keira Knightley plays the titular Anna, an aristocrat whose voice over opens the trailer by saying “I was 18 when I got […]

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Teaser Debut: Les Misérables

Canted camera angles abound in the teaser trailer for Tom Hooper‘s Les Misérables. The short clip focuses primarily on Anne Hathaway as Fantine and her sterling rendition of the musical’s signature song, “I Dreamed a Dream.” We also get short glimpses of Hugh Jackman as ex-prisoner Valjean, Russell Crowe‘s policemen Javert, Amanda Seyfried as Fantine’s daughter Cosette, and Samantha Barks as Éponine. Soak it […]

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See Hugh Jackman as Valjean in Les Misérables

Hugh Jackman has revealed, via his Twitter account, the first official image of Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper‘s upcoming Les Misérables adaptation. Beardy! Jackman stars as ex-prisoner Valjean, opposite Russell Crowe‘s policemen Javert, Anne Hathaway‘s factory worker Fantine, and Amanda Seyfried as her daughter Cosette. Samantha Banks, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Helena Bonham Carter also […]

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Johansson, Swift, Michele and Wood rumoured for Les Mis

A quartet of young ladies are rumoured to be competing for the role of Eponine in Tom Hooper’s upcoming musical adaptation of Les Misérables, the New York Post reports. Though the Post is hardly the most reliable font of information, their suggested contenders aren’t so unlikely. Supposedly in contention for the role are Scarlett Johansson, Taylor […]

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Hathaway to star alongside Jackman and Crowe in Les Misérables

Anne Hathaway will join Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe in Tom Hooper’s upcoming musical adaptation of Les Misérables, Deadline reports. Hathaway – who showed off her singing skills (as well as her Rachel Berry-esque theater-geek enthusiasm) when she hosted the Oscars earlier this year – will play Fantine, opposite Jackman’s Jean Valjean and Crowe’s Inspector Javert. […]

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Russell Crowe joins Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables

Russell Crowe has been added to the cast of Tom Hooper’s upcoming take on Les Misérables, joining the previously rumoured lead Hugh Jackman. Deadline confirms Jackman and Crowe’s casting as protagonists Jean Valjean and Javert respectively. A release date has been set for December 7, 2012. Based on the classic story by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables was last seen […]

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Hugh Jackman, Paul Bettany wanted for Les Misérables

Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men? Les Misérables is heading back to the big screen and according to Deadline, Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) and Universal studios have their sights set on Hugh Jackman to play Jean Valjean. Based on the classic story by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables […]

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The King’s Speech helmer Tom Hooper to direct Les Mis

The Oscar-winning director of The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper, is in negotiations to helm an adaptation of the musical Les Miserables. According to Variety, Hooper would direct the project for Universal. Bill Nicholson scripted the project, based not upon Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel but rather the 1980 musical adaptation. Les Mis takes place in 19th […]

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The King’s Speech director turned down Iron Man 3

Everyone is wondering what The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper will do next. Poised to take home the Best Director prize at next Monday’s Oscars, and responsible for one of the most loved films of the past year, Hollywood is his oyster, and we’re just as intrigued to see how he’ll crack it open and […]

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