Don’t Look Up Updates
Posted on
Jan 14, 2022

Don’t Look Up Updates

Hello!

Here are some updates on Don’t Look Up. Listen to the third episode of The Last Movie Ever Made: The Don’t Look Up podcast and watch Seriously Funny which features some behind the scenes look on the movie. Enjoy!

The Last Movie Ever Made and Seriously Funny

The discussion about Daily Rip with commentary from Cate begins at 37:40

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5SgkuDdkORtuGhfmBYKKWp?si=we821gKBSpWdbYeOXOntCA&utm_source=copy-link&nd=1

Seriously Funny – Screencaptures

Dont’ Look Up out now on Netflix; and interviews
Posted on
Dec 26, 2021

Dont’ Look Up out now on Netflix; and interviews

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Don’t Look Up is now available to stream on Netflix (worldwide). Screencaptures from the movie are now available on our gallery, and a few interviews with Cate has been released. Enjoy!

TÁR release date; & Nightmare Alley Promotions
Posted on
Nov 26, 2021

TÁR release date; & Nightmare Alley Promotions

Hi, Blanchetters!

Focus Features has released a bit more information on TÁR including it’s release date. Nightmare Alley promotion will begin with Cate as guest on The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert on December 1st followed by Good Morning America on December 2nd. A new clip has also been released, and a new behind the scene photo shared by still photographer, Kerry Hayes. Don’t Look Up will also have a New York premiere on December 5th but it is not confirmed yet if Cate will attend. Check them below.

Todd Field’s TÁR Starring Cate Blanchett Sets Release Date

Focus Features will release Todd Field’s TÁR on Friday, October 7, 2022 domestically.

About TÁR

Focus Features and Universal Pictures International present TÁR. The new motion picture from three-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Todd Field, starring two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett. The film, set in the international world of classical music, centers on Lydia Tár, widely considered one of the greatest living composer/conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra. The supporting cast includes Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Mark Strong, Allan Corduner, and Sylvia Flote.

The score for TÁR will be composed by Grammy-winning composer Hildur Guðnadóttir. The first female composer to win an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award for Best Original Score.

TÁR’s website is already up. Click the photo:

Nightmare Alley Promo

Let the Nightmare Alley promo begins! Cate will on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. She will also be on Good Morning America airing from 7:00-9:00AM ET on ABC.

Good Morning America: Thursday, Dec. 2—Actress Cate Blanchett (“Nightmare Alley”); Deals and Steals with ABC e-commerce editor Tory Johnson; GMA’s Rise and Shine tour of America: Nevada

Publicity in NY on MTA Shuttle

Don’t Look Up Premiere

Source: Focus Features, Late Night, GMA, Don’t Look Up

Nightmare Alley Final Trailer and Character Posters; & First Reactions on Don’t Look Up
Posted on
Nov 19, 2021

Nightmare Alley Final Trailer and Character Posters; & First Reactions on Don’t Look Up

Hi, blanchetters! Less than a month to go before the release of Don’t Look Up (December 10th) and Nightmare Alley (December 17th) in US cinemas. Searchlight Pictures released the final trailer; and posters for Nightmare Alley. First social reactions from Thursday screening of Don’t Look Up are also out. Full review of the movie will be out when the movie premiere. Check them below.

Nightmare Alley Trailer and Posters

Final Trailer Screencaptures

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First Reactions on Don’t Look Up

Blanchett’s Fox News/Megyn Kelly-esque figure is sensationally humorous, and I found her to be the most impressive of the supporting women. – Clayton Davis from Variety

 

 

Don’t Look Up Full Trailer, Poster, and Exclusive Clip
Posted on
Nov 16, 2021

Don’t Look Up Full Trailer, Poster, and Exclusive Clip

Great day, everyone!

Netflix finally released the full trailer for Don’t Look Up and there’s also an exclusive clip that was shown before the panel at Deadline Contenders Film: Los Angeles. There will also be an exhibition in Australia showcasing the iconic moments in modern Australian film.

Official Trailer Screencaptures

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AUSTRALIANS & HOLLYWOOD EXHIBITION

Step into the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia to discover unseen treasures from Australian cinema and find out how our homegrown talent have redefined big-screen spectacle and found success on their own terms.

Australians & Hollywood is a Canberra-exclusive exhibition celebrating iconic moments in contemporary Australian film and the people and stories that brought them to life.

This blockbuster exhibition by the NFSA features beloved cinema moments, rare behind-the-scenes footage and costumes and props from the NFSA collection on display for the first time.

Book your tickets in advance online to get up close with personal treasures from some of Australia’s most celebrated creatives in cinema, including Eric Bana, Paul Hogan, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, David Michôd, George Miller, Norma Moriceau, Mia Wasikowska, and more.

Discover the creativity and craft that goes into making a classic. Highlights include the customised steering wheels from Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015), spectacular costumes from Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001) and The Sapphires (Wayne Blair, 2012) plus Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin’s art concept books for Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996) and the clapperboard from the 2021 sci-fi epic, Dune (Denis Villeneuve 2021).

Bring your smartphone to access Spotlight, our free digital exhibition companion experience. With Spotlight you can discover and collect bonus exhibition content to take home and explore.

The Australians & Hollywood exhibition is made possible with the support of Major Partner, Visit Canberra and Supporting Partners, Accor, Australian Film Television and Radio School and Creative Content Australia.

Australians & Hollywood will be open daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm and until 8pm on Friday nights during summer.

Main image: Cate Blanchett photography by Mark Rogers

BUY TICKETS HERE

Adult $16 / Concession $13 / Junior (5 to 17 years) $9 / Family $40 / Under 5s free

Please book online to secure your preferred timeslot.  Please arrive within 30 minutes of your allocated time and note we cannot accept cash onsite.

Group booking discount $11 per person for groups of 10+. For group bookings over 20, email tickets@nfsa.gov.au or call 02 6248 2053.

Source: NFSA

New Still from Don’t Look Up and Deadline Contender Event
Posted on
Nov 10, 2021

New Still from Don’t Look Up and Deadline Contender Event

Hello, blanchetters!

New still of Cate Blanchett in Don’t Look Up has been released and more updates about the movie. There’s also gonna be a screening on November 17th and November 18th for press followed by Q&A with Adam McKay and some of the cast.

Don’t Look Up synopsis

DON’T LOOK UP Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem — it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!

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‘Don’t Look Up’ is a disaster movie for a disastrous moment

When Adam McKay thinks back on his many comedic collaborations with Will Ferrell, the one that feels most in tune with 2021 may not be what you’d expect.

“I would say the most prophetic turned out to be ‘Step Brothers’ — that’s the most like the world we’re living in,” McKay shared during a recent sit-down at his Los Angeles home.

“‘Step Brothers’ was a living cartoon when it came out, [and now] it’s literally true. When you see giant grown-ups screaming and kicking over furniture because they have to wear a mask, that’s actually more preposterous than ‘Step Brothers.’”

McKay was discussing how current events caught up with — and in many ways overtook — his idea for the upcoming Netflix-produced comedy “Don’t Look Up.” The contemporary disaster movie may not feature Ferrell, but its all-star cast rivals that of “The Towering Inferno” and “The Poseidon Adventure,” and its sharply honed satire is after more than apocalyptic thrills. It’s the next step in McKay’s ongoing cinematic evolution, which has already produced the Oscar-nominated “The Big Short” and “Vice.” (The filmmaker earned an adapted screenplay Oscar for the former.)

In “Don’t Look Up,” a pair of scientists (Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio) discover a giant comet, which will collide with Earth in six months and destroy life as we know it. As the duo struggle to bring wider attention to this Earth-ending dilemma, President Janie Orlean (Meryl Streep) only becomes invested when it’s politically expedient, aided by the intervention of tech billionaire Peter Isherwell (Mark Rylance). The cast also includes Jonah Hill as Orlean’s son and chief of staff, Cate Blanchett and Tyler Perry as TV talk show hosts, along with Rob Morgan, Ariana Grande, Timothée Chalamet, Melanie Lynskey, Kid Cudi, Himesh Patel and more.

With the film set for release in theaters Dec. 10 and on Netflix Dec. 24, McKay opened up about the equally disturbing and delightful project he classifies as “absurdist comedy horror” and how to make fun of the world while trying to very much be a part of it.

Deadline Contender

Don’t Look Up will also be part of the Deadline Contenders (Film) on November 14th 2021. Director Adam McKay is the speaker on this event for the movie.

Source: LA Times, Aced Magazine

Empire – December 2021 Issue Scan; & new Apple+ TV series directed by Alfonso Cuaron
Posted on
Oct 27, 2021

Empire – December 2021 Issue Scan; & new Apple+ TV series directed by Alfonso Cuaron

Hello, blanchetters!

New stills from Nightmare Alley has been released and scan from Empire UK – December 2021 Issue is now available where Nightmare Alley and Don’t Look Up are featured. At the recent Rome Film Festival, director Alfonso Cuaron said that Apple will be releasing more information about their new series where it is mentioned Cate will be starring in with Gary Oldman.

Empire – December 2021 Issue

We have also upgraded these two images to higher resolution:

Nightmare Alley: Guillermo Del Toro On Creating An ‘American Nightmare’ Noir

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From the caverns inhabited by the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth, to the ghostly apparitions of Allerdale Hall in Crimson Peak, to the jaw-flapping Reapers in Blade II, chances are something that Guillermo del Toro has created has conjured up nightmares for you at some point in time. But with his next movie, the appropriately-titled Nightmare Alley, he’s creating a different kind of nightmare – a noir movie without any literal monsters, but filled with characters who might be considered monstrous. Take, for instance, Bradley Cooper’s central Stanton Carlisle and Cate Blanchett’s Lilith Ritter – a carnival worker and psychologist, respectively, who are caught up in a twisted plot.

Speaking to Empire in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home issue, del Toro spoke about how his adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel strays differs from the former film version that came hot on the book’s heels in 1947 – and how he’s imbuing it with his own nightmarish sensibilities. “We’re wilfully allowing that movie to exist in its own space,” the director explains. “One of the things we decided is to not watch that movie again. We both liked what existed in it, we think it has terrific things in it, but what I wanted to do was, no pun intended, closer to a nightmare. It belongs to a genre only in that it deals with the underbelly or the flip side of the American Dream, which is always a nightmare.”

Don’t Look Up

As McKay tells Empire in the Spider-Man: No Way Home issue, Streep’s character is “an amalgam of all the ridiculous, ineffective Presidents that the United States has had over the past 40, 50 years.” And she’s far from the only big name in an astonishingly star-studded cast – one that features leads in Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence (an astronomer duo warning of an approaching comet), plus Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Himesh Patel, and appearances from Ariana Grande and Scott ‘Kid Cudi’ Mescudi.

It’s a stacked line-up that even McKay can’t believe. “Of course, it’s great to get tremendous actors in your movie, but I never expected it to be this many, and to this degree,” he says. “Initially I had a couple of people in mine – ‘Well, if we could get them, that would be great’ – and it just kind of kept snowballing.”

Source: Empire, Empire – DLU

Cate Blanchett to star in the upcoming Apple TV Mini-Series directed by Alfonso Cuarón

Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón was a guest at the 16th Rome Film Fest: in the capital to talk about his relationship with Italian cinema, the director made a preview of Guillermo Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley , but also talked about the cinema of Federico Fellini, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Marco Ferreri, up to the contemporaries Emanuele Crialese, Valeria Golino and Alice Rorwacher.

On the red carpet of the Rome Film Fest 2021 he told us that soon Apple will announce something more detailed about the TV series, starring Cate Blanchett and Gary Oldman, which is making for the streaming platform AppleTV +.

We also asked him if he has seen his friend and colleague Guillermo Del Toro’s film Nightmare Alley before and the answer is yes: “It’s a masterpiece! Nightmare Alley is a wonderful masterpiece. I think it’s Guillermo Del Toro at his best: he really is. marvelous.”

Source: MoviePlayer

First Look at Cate Blanchett in Don’t Look Up; and TÁR updates
Posted on
Sep 8, 2021

First Look at Cate Blanchett in Don’t Look Up; and TÁR updates

Hello, everyone!

We finally have our first look at Cate Blanchett as Brie Evantee in Don’t Look Up. Netflix has released the first stills and teaser which features Cate. Don’t Look Up’s runtime is 2 hours and 25 minutes.

We also have some news on Todd Field’s TAR which is currently in production in Berlin. Check them below.

First Look at Don’t Look Up

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Cate Blanchett to play a chief conductor of an orchestra in TÁR

Production is now getting underway in and around Berlin for Todd Field’s first film in fifteen years, TAR. Led by Cate Blanchett, the first announcement for the long-awaited new feature by the director of In the Bedroom and Little Children was slim on details, but now after a logline was revealed, more of the cast has been announced.

A pair of international cinema’s greatest talents, Nina Hoss (Barbara, Phoenix, My Little Sister) and Noémie Merlant (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Paris 13th, District), have joined Blanchett in the drama, according to the German outlet Diesachsen. Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker, Sicario: Day of the Soldado) will provide the score, with filming confirmed at performances of the Dresden Philharmonic this month.

The actress will play the role of the first woman (Lydia Tár) ever to be invited as chief conductor of a large German orchestra, announced the Dresden Philharmonic. The shooting will start on September 16 in the concert hall of the Kulturpalast. 93 musicians from the Dresden Philharmonic are involved in the film project.

This filming also includes two regular concerts by the Dresden Philharmonic on September 18 and 19, for which tickets are still available. Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor will be performed under the direction of Stanislav Kochanovsky. Pictures are shot with the audience – according to the Philharmonie, however, “no close-ups”. Several tents and trucks will be set up around the Kulturpalast for the 120-strong film team.

Source: The Film Stage, MDR

Don’t Look Up theatrical and streaming release date
Posted on
Aug 24, 2021

Don’t Look Up theatrical and streaming release date

Hi, everyone!

We now have a confirmed release date for Don’t Look Up where Cate plays Brie Evantee. For anyone interested, TIFF released screening schedule for Burning, the Aussie documentary that Dirty Films produced. Virtual screening is only available in Canada. Click here for schedule.

Netflix has announced release dates for its entire fall and winter film slate, a list of buzzy films that includes “Don’t Look Up,” a dark comedy starring Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Adam McKay; Jane Campion’s drama “The Power of the Dog” with Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons; and Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut “Passing.”

To close out the year, Campion’s latest “The Power of the Dog” arrives on Netflix on Dec. 1 (in theaters on Nov. 17), with “Don’t Look Up” scheduled for Dec. 24 (in theaters Dec. 10) and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Lost Daughter” on Dec. 31 (in theaters Dec. 17).

Source: Variety