The 2017 Academy Award nominations have been announced and, as expected, Damien Chazelle’s wonderful musical ‘La La Land’ leads the pack with a record-equalling 14 nominations, with ‘Arrival’ and ‘Moonlight’ just behind it with eight nods each. As ever many of the nominations were expected, with Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Denzel Washington and Viola Davis all receiving acting nominations, but what about the surprises?
Mel Gibson’s new movie charts the wartime heroics of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), an Army medic who saved 75 men during the bloody battle of Okinawa. “It was always ‘the escarpment’,” Doss’s fellow medic Leigh Willoughby told The Washington Post in 2016.
Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds’ kiss was easily the highlight of the entire Golden Globes ceremony, as both actors took solace in each other after missing out in their respective Best Actor categories. After the Golden Globes had finally come to an end, Reynolds and Garfield’s smooch was the talk of Tinseltown.
Spider-Man and Deadpool made out at the Golden Globes last night. As Ryan Gosling made his way to the stage to collect his award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for his role in ‘La La Land’, the camera panned past the table where Ryan Reynolds was seated next to Andrew Garfield. Reynolds, also nominated for ‘Deadpool’ in the best category, consoled himself by planting a huge smacker on the lips of former ‘Spider-Man’ star Andrew Garfield.
It seems the former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield has nothing but good things to say about his successor in the role, and the character’s new movie. Garfield – recently nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Actor (Drama) category, for his lead role in Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ – was asked by Entertainment Tonight for his thoughts on the recent trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ the Sony/Marvel co-production with Tom Holland in the lead. Garfield took over from Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man with 2012’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ and while there was some controversy over the character being rebooted again so soon after the initial ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy, Garfield’s casting was widely accepted as one of the film’s principal strengths.
Rather conspicuously released just prior to awards season, Martin Scorsese’s new epic ‘Silence’ is getting some serious early buzz from critic screenings. There are no reviews yet, as they’re under embargo, but some US critics were unable to hold in their praise, dropping some plaudits on Twitter. Village Voice scribe Bilge Ebiri wrote: I saw SILENCE twice today. First time, I was absorbed, impressed, moved. Second time, I was in tears. One of Scorsese's greatest films.
‘Silence’ star Adam Driver has been speaking about his ‘extreme’ 50lb weight loss for Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming movie. In a cover story for Interview magazine, Driver is interviewed by the director Noah Baumbach, who refers to the ‘rigorous’ prep he did for the role.
Andrew Garfield always deserved better than the two sub-par ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ films he was part of. For all the faults of those films, he was not one of them.
Martin Scorsese will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday (20 November) morning to discuss his latest film, a religious epic starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. It’s not clear if Francis will be in attendance at the second, more private screening taking place on Thursday.
Clearly coming from the ‘Revenant’ school of full immersion acting, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver stopped just short of becoming actual men of the cloth for new movie ‘Silence’. The passion project of director Martin Scorsese has been over 20 years in its inception, so it stands to reason that Garfield and Driver took their roles as Jesuit missionaries pretty seriously. “I got totally swept up in all things Jesuit and very taken with Jesuit spirituality.
The trailer for Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming historical drama ‘Silence’ has landed, and it’s a harrowing affair. Cast-members Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson look noticeably emaciated for their roles as Portuguese catholic missionaries in Japan. The movie has been a passion project for Scorsese, who’s been developing the story since 1990.
Mel Gibson has been persona non grata in Hollywood for some years now, following his famous and very public meltdown. But some critics are now saying he could be welcomed back into the fold, following what appear to be blazing reviews of his new movie ‘Hacksaw Ridge’. In Variety, Owen Gleiberman writes: “It will likely prove to be the first film in a decade that can mark his re-entry into the heart of the industry. ...
Trailer for the historical drama "Hacksaw Ridge" based on World War II Army Medic Desmond T. Doss. Starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving and Teresa Palmer. Directed by Mel Gibson.
"As I got into it, I remember looking into The Lizard and there was one of the comics where Dr. Curt Connors goes home, and he’s messing about with his Lizard-ness. He takes his work home with him, and he eats his kids. "I remember thinking at the time, ‘That’s the film I want to be in.’ Not necessarily Dr. Curt Connors eating his kids, but in terms of exploration, in terms of what this film could be about, that was the film. Jon Watts will direct Tom Holland as the new Spider-Man in an as-yet untitled new film co-produced by Marvel and Sony, due in July 2017.
Holland recently worked with another notable Marvel star, Chris Hemsworth, on upcoming Ron Howard movie ‘In The Heart of the Sea,’ and says the Thor actor gave him some interesting tips on how to handle being a big screen superhero.
Erstwhile Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield has wistfully reflected on his brief time in the role, indicating a deep level of dismay that things didn’t turn out as well as hoped.