Tom Hooper Reviews, Interviews & More

Directors Guild Nominations: Tom Hooper is In, Quentin Tarantino is Out

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Though the award itself is not as important as the Oscar (in the scheme of things), when the Directors Guild of America puts out their nominations, it's a bellwether for the nominations (which will be coming  January 10), and now we have a pretty clear view of the field. The nominees are: Ben Affleck for Argo, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark...

VOTD: Family Cries Uncontrollably After Seeing 'Les Miserables'

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Let’s face it—the most recent film adaptation of Les Miserables truly is miserable.  Not miserable as in bad; rather, it’s a nearly three-hour tale of theft, imprisonment, guilt, poverty, revolution, lost love, forced prostitution, misery, crime, and death.  So, yeah, it lives up to its name.  And perhaps nothing else in recent memory can sum that up but a YouTube...

Les Misérables: Movie Review

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Surprisingly enough, Les Misérables hit us right in the gut -- but in a good way. It's hard not to get swept up in the music and emotion pouring out of the film. While it's not perfect, the latest adaptation of the classic is solid and ready to be taken in by a new generation of fans.

'Les Misérables' TV Spots Show Character's Struggles

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Les Misérables has proved to be a timeless classic, and now we're just a couple of weeks away from its theatrical release, re-imagined for the big screen by filmmaker Tom Hooper. So of course we're going to be flooded with tons of new television spots in anticipation of its release. Well, here's a couple more for you to chew on.

'Les Miserables' Trailer: Its Best Trailer Yet

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Les Miserables is one of a rare vanishing breed: a big budget, star studded Oscar Best Picture wannabe. For the last couple years the awards have been dominated by smaller, independent movies that are sold on their prestige, and a daring turn by an actor who was probably paid little money in the hopes of winning a golden statue. Not here. Nope, this is the big...

'Les Misérables' Teaser Trailer

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Featuring direction from Academy Award-winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Samantha Barks, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen, and based upon one of the most beloved novels and stage musicals of all, the upcoming film version of Les Misérables looked pretty...

Who Should Replace Gary Ross As Director Of ‘Catching Fire'?

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The loss of Gary Ross as a director of The Hunger Games sequels has been absolutely devastating for devoted fans of burgeoning franchise. As a rabid fan myself (and as a friend of many other rabid fans), I can’t even begin to tell you how crestfallen we are. Ross was truly one of us – an ardent admirer of the series who happened to also don a director’s cap. His respect...

Tom Hooper to Direct Musical Version of Les Miserables

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Tom Hooper won an Oscar for directing The King's Speech, but in terms of the big screen he's still a relative newcomer. So his follow-up has the added pressure of Hooper having been knighted a great director. He's tackling a challenging one, as Deadline Hollywood is reporting that he's now up to bring Les Miserables to the...

The PG-13 version of The King's Speech to be Released April 1

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In an attempt to squeeze the last few coins out of the domestic box office of the Academy award-winning film The King's Speech, The Weinstein Company will put out a PG-13 cut of the film which changes the four letter words that got the film rated R. The sanitized version will come out April 1 on 1000 screens and will be the only version in theaters....

Oscar Winner 2011: Best Director - Tom Hooper

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The winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Director is Tom Hooper for The King's Speech. This was somewhat of an upset considering David Fincher was the frontrunner to win the award. In his speech he thanked Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth. He also thanked his mother who brought The King's Speech to his attention when she attended a play reading in London....

2011 Directors Guild Nominees - Nolan, Aronofsky, Fincher Chosen

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The Directors Guild of America has announced its nominees for the 63rd annual ceremony. None of the names mentioned come as a shock but there are two very bold, and very obvious omissions. Before we get to the negative, let's concentrate of those who were chosen for their outstanding directorial skills in 2010. Check out the five lucky helmers below...

The King's Speech: Movie Review

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There's not much to say about this film -- other than so far, this is the best screenplay, with the best performances in the best film of the year. That's all! The best piece of advice I can give you is to go and see this film as soon as you possibly can. This film is the whole package, every part of it from the tiny details about driving through fog to the grand speeches given by a King...