Eleanor Parker, star of Scaramouche (1952) and many other great films, has died at age of 91.
Another hot week for “Catching Fire,” but finally Disney’s “Frozen" took the weekend.
We have the final box office stats for the weekend here: http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/box-office-catching-fire-frozen-vie-for-top-spot-with-30m-each-out-of-the-furnace-not-so-hot/
Ironically, in a weekend whose top three films had some sort of temperature-related reference in the name, No. 3 “Out of the Furnace” opened to a decidedly chilly reception.
If you missed it overnight, Deadline posted a most interesting twist on the traditional trailer: http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/hot-tv-trailer-sherlock-interactive-season-3-video/
It features an interactive peek forward from the BBC to the third season of “Sherlock,” wherein Benedict Cumberbatch’s wily, snotty sleuth surprises more than a few folks with his return after two years. The photo (and related video) of the landlady’s response to his return is, well, kinda priceless.
With the debut of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" just a few days away, some talented somebody put together this fabulous collection of photos of (most of) the film’s vast cast in and out of costume. Some of the transformations are remarkable (Richard Armitage and Lee Pace leap to mind, and never mind the goblin/orc/dragon types). I note that it doesn’t include any of the very few females in the cast, which is a shame.
Regardless, it quite whets my already whetted appetite for the film, which is getting lots of critical love. You can count on Deadline’s Pete Hammond and me talking about it on our Thursday podcast “Deadline Awards Watch,” so tune in.
I’ve unfortunately misplaced the name/site of the person who put this together. If it’s you, my apologies and let me know and we’ll give you well deserved credit.
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