Posts tagged "Kathryn Bigelow"

Celebrating International Women’s Day with 10 of Entertainment’s Most Influential Women

It’s not everyday we get to celebrate women (it should be everyday though, right?) and it is certainly not everyday that we sit down and appreciate how much the women in the Entertainment Industry have changed, revolutionized, and in turn accomplished for the rest of us ladies.

Because of this, we have take…

By: Camilla Werner-Longo / March 8, 2014

See Jessica Chastain — Before She Was Famous (EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS)

On Sunday evening, Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain will compete against Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuelle Riva, Naomi Watts and Quvenzhane Wallis for the biggest accolade in Hollywood: the Academy Award for Best Actress.

But back in 1998, such accolades were just a dream for the then-20-year-old as she appeared in a San Francisco Bay area…

By: Cliff Renfrew / February 20, 2013

Jessica Chastain Says Her Oscar Nomination Started a ‘Bittersweet Birthday’

Two years ago, you would be forgiven if you’d never heard of Jessica Chastain. But after a breakout year in 2011, in which she starred in no less than seven critically acclaimed movies and garnered an Oscar nod for her portrayal of Celia Foote in The Help, Chastain has cast an indelible mark on Hollywood.

By: Phil Pirrello / January 19, 2013

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Tops Box Office With $24.5M

Kathryn Bigelow and Sony Pictures can celebrate a win ahead of Sunday’s Golden Globes, as Zero Dark Thirty grossed more than $24 million on the weekend to take top spot at the box office.

The thriller, released four weeks ago, opened nationwide in nearly 3,000 theaters, bringing its domestic total so far to…

By: Peggy Truong / January 13, 2013

DGA Noms Announced — What Does That Mean for Oscar?

With less than a week to go before the Oscar nominations are announced, one of the biggest foreshadows for Oscar gold – the Directors Guild – has revealed their nominees for Best Director.

As expected, Argo’s director and star Ben Affleck and Lincoln’s Steven Spielberg lead the pack, followed by a few surprise picks.

Read on for…

By: Phil Pirrello / January 8, 2013

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Star Jessica Chastain Didn’t Want the ‘Hunt for Osama bin Laden’ Movie to ‘Become About Women in the CIA’ (VIDEO)

One of 2012’s most highly-anticipated movies, Zero Dark Thirty has drawn praise and criticism for its portrait of the CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden. But regardless of its depiction of the events that led to the terrorist leader’s apprehension and killing, star Jessica Chastain said it was important the film didn’t become another sort…

By: Celebuzz / December 27, 2012

Kathryn Bigelow Says She Was Motivated by ‘Honesty’ When Making ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win a Best Director Oscar, taking home the statuette in 2009 for her Iraqi bomb squad thriller The Hurt Locker. And this season she could do it again with Zero Dark Thirty, the gritty new procedural about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

“I found it…

By: Lauren DiMascio / December 21, 2012

‘Zero Dark Thirty’s’ Jason Clarke on the Film’s Torture Scenes: ‘I’m Not Here to Question the Ifs, Ands or Buts’ (VIDEO)

While the climax of Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty somewhat obviously focuses on the physical hunt for Osama bin Laden, the beginning of the film opens on a decidedly more controversial act: the torture of detainees in order to try and secure information that leads to the terrorist leader.

And while the film’…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 21, 2012

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Star Jessica Chastain Reveals How She Got Through The Worst Week of Filming: ‘We Watched Videos of Animals Being Rescued’ (VIDEO)

As a mysterious CIA operative on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty, Jessica Chastain had many dark moments during filming. But with the help of her Oscar-winning director, she created some lighter moments to get through the heavy material.

“The interrogation scenes were very tough to film [for] Kathryn Bigelow and…

By: Rachel Levy / December 11, 2012

‘Zero Dark Thirty’: What Do Critics Think of the Picture’s Pursuit of Osama Bin Laden?

Director Kathryn Bigelow follows up her award-winning master-class in tension The Hurt Locker with Zero Dark Thirty, an unapologetically factual depiction of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.  Originally conceived as a literal exercise in futility – the film was all but completed when President Obama surprised the world with the news of Bin Laden’…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 5, 2012

‘Zero Dark Thirty’: Has Hollywood Found This Year’s Best Picture?

The Academy Award-winning team that gave us The Hurt Locker, director Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal, screened their latest project, Zero Dark Thirty, over Thanksgiving.

The docu-drama thriller chronicles the decade-long hunt for Osama Bin Laden and, if early reactions are any indications, it looks like the award-winning filmmakers may have more Oscars in their sights.

By: Phil Pirrello / November 27, 2012