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Song One: A Contemplative, Heart-on-Its-Sleeve Affair

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kate Barker-Froyland’s directorial debut is a contemplative, heart-on-its-sleeve affair, marking a change of pace for Anne Hathaway after Les Misérables and Interstellar. Though the film is filled with music, Hathaway’s Franny is more of a listener than a musician. Show More Summary

Have Anne Hathaway’s Haters Finally Moved On?

The year Anne Hathaway won a Golden Globe for her role in Les Misérables secured her a slot among the ceremony’s most memorable speeches; not because of what Anne had to say when she accepted her own statue, but because of when she snatched...Show More Summary

Anne Hathaway: A beleaguered Oscar winner rebounds as an indie producer

4 days agoArts : Arts Post

Anne Hathaway, endlessly brimming with positivity, has never been shy talking about the sudden storm of bad press she received around the time of her 2013 Oscar win for “Les Miserables,” when many cultural commentators (okay, bloggers) sniped about the actressy exuberance she displayed on the award season circuit. The backlash took a toll on […]

‘The Simpsons’ Join in Tribute to ‘Charlie Hebdo’

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Last night The Simpsons joined in with a two-second tribute that cast the family's eternal baby, Maggie, in the a hybrid role that combined Marianne, the national symbol of the French Republic, and Cosette from Les Misérables.

Eddie Redmayne Is 2015 Golden Globes Man Candy!

Looking forward to an enchanted evening rife with celebrities and trophies, Eddie Redmayne made his arrival at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards earlier tonight (January 11). The “Les Miserables” star received a warm welcome from fans...Show More Summary

Eddie Redmayne On Scoring the Lead in “The Theory of Everything”: I Chased It Pretty Hard!

For every actor there’s a pivot point that takes them to the next level and Eddie Redmayne's big role in “The Theory of Everything” has changed everything. In the February 2015 issue of Glamour magazine, the “Les Miserables” hunk talks about how he landed the part of Stephen Hawking. “I chased it pretty hard. Show More Summary

Tom Hooper's 'The Danish Girl' Rounds Up Matthias Schoenaerts

After directing Les Miserables and The King's Speech, director Tom Hooper is sticking with period drama. This time he's heading to the 1930s for the sex change drama The Danish Girl. Hooper had already rounded up an impressive cast with...Show More Summary

Anne Hathaway Talks “Toddlers & Tiaras” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Stepping out for some media duties, Anne Hathaway stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday night (January 5). The gorgeous “Les Miserables” starlet was in fine form as she explained to Kimmel how she ended up getting hooked on “Toddlers...Show More Summary

6 Lessons Eddie Redmayne Can Teach Men About Dressing Smart

For the record, we love Eddie Redmayne. He first made our hearts flutter with his boyish good looks in "My Week With Marilyn." Then Redmayne charmed us with his sweet singing in the musical "Les Misérables." But we're pretty sure he's...Show More Summary

YouTube Sensation OK Go Really Loves This 'Le Mis' Number

OK Go's bassist Tim Nordwind and lead singer Damian Kulash sing "The Confrontation" from the world-famous musical, Les Misérables. Produced by Alana Kakoyiannis and Sam Rega Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

Watch Eddie Redmayne Demonstrate His Terribly Awkward Hobbit Audition

Eddie Redmayne has been gaining serious traction lately with his incredible performances in films such as Les Miserables and most recently The Theory of Everything. So it's no surprise that the young British actor has been considered for other big time roles. Show More Summary

2014 Book Awards, Part 1

Rather than take my usual "defined in 10 words" route, these book awards should be self-explanatory. (Links go to my reviews.)MARRY ME The Rosie Project Cruel Beauty IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME Les Miserables WORTH BEING CRUSHED IN BED The Source WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? Nancie McDermott Jane Austen WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO READ THIS? C.S. Show More Summary

People Still Confuse Keira Knightley For Other Actresses, Because Apparently Playing A Pirate Means Nothing

You guys know Keira Knightley, right? You, know, that girl played Fantine in Les Miserables and Princess Mia in The Princess Diaries? Oh, whoops, sorry, that's Anne Hathaway! My bad. I just confused the two, which is fine, though, because apparently everyone does that. Show More Summary

Into the Woods

Like a parched soul left adrift on a desert isle where all Broadway show tunes have been banished, I now realize how thirsty I have been for movie musical refreshment. “Les Miserables” feels as if it came out ages ago and, as much as...Show More Summary

Perez Reviews: 'Manhattan Parisienne'

Alain Boublil is the librettist and lyricists behind such HUGE musicals as Les Miserables and Miss Saigon - and the legendary Frenchie just premiered a new work in Manhattan, appropriately titled Manhattan Parisienne. However, do not go into this show expecting a massive chorus or flying helicopters. Manhattan Parisienne is is super intimate - a mostly [...]

This Pop Version of 'Les Miserables' Is All Sorts of Awesome!

We’ve seen many actors and singers take a stab at songs from Les Miserables, but this pop version of the musical is a super original one that we’re loving! Natalie Weiss, a Broadway performer who has appeared in the stage production of the classic musical, performed a medley of songs from the show all with [...]

Eddie Redmayne: The High Stakes Of Playing Stephen Hawking

Eddie Redmayne only has made a handful of films, most notably My Week with Marilyn and Les Miserables, both of which raised his profile considerably in Hollywood. But the British actor is no stranger to the awards circuit; just two years ago he made the rounds with Les Mis, where we ran into each other often. Show More Summary

When Dreams are a Stimulus Package

Photo by Dave Ron via Mediatycoon The first play Phil Williams ever saw was a production of Les Miserables. He was about four years old when he now remembers thinking to himself, “What is this craziness?” Phil’s father, George, had been...Show More Summary

Les Miserables' Samantha Barks & Boyfriend Richard Fleeshman Are Totally in the Holiday Spirit!

Samantha Barks cozies up to her boyfriend Richard Fleeshman while attending the Christmas Party held at the Hotel Cafe Royal on Wednesday (November 26) in London, England. The 24-year-old Les Miserables actress tweeted that week about her excitement over the start of a new television series. “Ahhhh #TheMissing is starting!!! Could NOT be more [...]

Eddie Redmayne Auditioned For Star Wars 7, It Did Not Go Well

Eddie Redmayne steadily has been building an impressive resume. He romanced Marilyn Monroe (well, Michelle Williams) in My Week with Marilyn. He held a tune â?? several, in fact â?? in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables. And he's currently courting Oscar buzz for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Show More Summary

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