Margot Robbie reveals the one issue she had with starring in Wolf of Wall Street

It was the role that shot her to fame, but Margot Robbie had one reservation in particular about her role as Jordan Belfort’s wife, Naomi, in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Speaking to Wonderland Magazine, the Australian actress told of how her character was described to her as “the hottest blonde ever” – leading her to suffer from low self-esteem regarding the role.

She said: “When I was playing Naomi in The Wolf of Wolf Street it was so high-tempo sexy. I was acutely aware that the line in the screenplay was ‘the hottest blonde ever’, I’m clearly not the hottest blonde ever.”

“I was just terrified that people would see the movie and think ‘eugh! She’s not that great.'”

Robbie is currently promoting her new movie, Goodbye Christopher Robin, which hit UK cinemas yesterday. The former Neighbors star is also set to star in I, Tonya – the biographical drama about ice skater Tonya Harding.

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Gary Oldman pushing for Oscar in new Winston Churchill drama

In a time when celebrities are posing as political figures, Gary Oldman is the latest as he transforms into one of Britain’s greatest heroes.

‘Darkest Hour’ follows the true story of Winston Churchill during his time as prime minister in the early stages of WWII. With the fate of Western Europe resting on his shoulders, he must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler or continue to fight despite the dire odds against them.

‘Darkest Hour’ is set to be released in the US this November but won’t hit the UK until next January. Nevertheless, with only one previous Oscar-nomination for his performance in 2012’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Gary Oldman may just be seeking some silverware during awards season.

Fellow Brit Lily James also stars, with Joe Wright, the man responsible for Pride and Prejudice and Atonement in the director’s seat.

‘It’ sequel confirmed with release date

Were you one of the many to be terrified by Pennywise the Clown in this year’s ‘It’?

Well prepare to face your fears all over again in 2019 when the sequel for the highest grossing horror movie (not adjusting for inflation) hits cinemas.

‘It’ has earned $266.1 million domestically and $478.1 million globally to date, smashing a number of box office records for a horror along the way.

‘It: Chapter Two’ has been given a US release date of September 6 2019, with Gary Dauberman, one of the screenwriters on the original already closing a deal to pen the screenplay for the follow-up. Much of the original crew are also set to return.

 

Mark Wahlberg to star in new comedy

Daddy’s Home star Mark Wahlberg is set to continue his ventures into comedy by starring in and producing ‘Instant Family’.

The man behind Daddy’s Home, Sean Anders, is set to direct, teaming back up with Wahlberg.

Paramount are set to fast-track the project, aiming to start shooting early next year.

The film follows a couple who decide to start a family and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented.

New trailer for Wes Anderson’s latest creation, Isle of Dogs

Not to be confused with the East London location – the trailer has been released for Wes Anderson’s new animation, Isle of Dogs.

The film is set in dystopian Japan where all dogs have been banished to an island of garbage following the outbreak of canine flu.

The film uses the same stop-motion animation as Anderson used in his 2009 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox and his first feature movie since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Isle of Dogs features a plethora of big name actors voicing the characters including Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton and Yoko Ono.

Isle of Dogs is released in the UK on March 30 2018

First look at the new Tomb Raider in first trailer

Matching Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of Lara Croft in 2001 and 2003’s Tomb Raider movies is a big ask.

But next year will see Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander take on the role in the latest adaptation of the video game, based on a daring archaeologist.

The movie looks set to focus more on the 2013 version of the game which takes an updated look back at Lara’s past where she discovers of her father’s death and a message that he leaves behind for her.

Vikander fits the bill for the character but it will be interesting to see how she compares to Jolie’s version. Judging by the trailer, we’re looking at younger, coming of age Lara coming face to face with a huge adventure.

And here’s the poster that was revealed yesterday:

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Tomb Raider is set to be released in March 2018

Jumanji modernised in new trailer

If you were born this side of the millennium, the new Jumanji movie might look like a Christmas classic to look forward to this December.

For many traditionalists, that is probably not the case.

It’s been 22 years since the release of the original Jumanji movie, starring Robin Williams which epitomises many people’s childhoods who were growing up in the 90s. It was by no means a masterpiece, but the blend of humour and cynicism from director Joe Johnston was what engaged youngsters at that time.

We were introduced to the concept of the new reboot/sequel, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, in the first trailer and how the game has modernised from a board game into a computer game.

Naturally this will leave fans of the original turning their noses up but the new Jumanji movie seems bigger and louder than its predecessor, with a huge budget clearly spent mostly on special effects and its inclusion of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillian.

Such a cast (as well as the trailer) would suggest this version to be slightly more playful with even more of comedy fuelled than the original.

It’s hard to see this do particularly well but it will be interesting to see what effect the reboot has on millennials who are unfamiliar with the original and whether it has a similar effect as the original did with the traditionalists. Surely not right?!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is set to be released on December 20

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Review

Following his brief cameo in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man gets his own outing in Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’s the latest rebranding of the web-slinger following Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s 21st century efforts but given it’s affiliation with the Avengers franchise, it’s difficult to compare this modernised vision of the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.

After his bout with Captain America, a 15-year-old Peter Parker (Holland) must come back down to reality and tackle his everyday teenage life of school and girls as well as his relationship with his aunt May (Melissa Tomei). This all proves tricky once he considers himself an official Avenger, pestering Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) for more involvement in the initiative.

After crossing paths with supernatural arms dealer, The Vulture (Michael Keaton), Peter can’t help but put everything else in his life on hold and find a way to prove that he is worthy of Avenger status.

Director Jon Watts brings a melancholic and indie tone to the superhero, in particular during the scenes where we see Peter step away from his Spider-Man duties. There’s plenty of charm and humour with Holland an important catalyst in that as well as the teenage based pop soundtrack playing behind it all.

Ultimately, the movie is a small component of something much bigger, with Avengers: Infinity War to come next year and that certainly modernises the Spider-Man brand, but there is still a sense of independence the movie that is refreshing to see.

There’s plenty to admire in Spider-Man: Homecoming as it does a good job of balancing it’s own world with the broader Avengers universe. With that in mind, it’s hard to compare it with Sam Raimi’s noughties trilogy and the two rather forgotten rebrandings in 2012 with Andrew Garfield. It’s a completely new reimagining of the character, which won’t blow audiences away by any means, but will charm viewers nevertheless.

Daddy’s Home 2 – Trailer #1

The Hype:

Guess what everyone! Will Ferrell is doing a comedy sequel! But to be fair, this one looks pretty funny. The follow up to 2015’s Daddy’s Home is set to be bigger, better and hopefully slightly funnier than the first, with big timers Mel Gibson and John Lithgow joining the original cast of Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardenelli.

The Plot:

Very similar to the first as comedy sequels often are, only this time the daddies in question are those of Ferrell and Wahlberg’s. Now both their families are in tandem, but things look to take a turn for the worse when their fathers come to stay for the holidays.

The Trailer:

The UK release date:

22nd November 2017

American Made – Trailer #1

The Hype:

Everyone loves a movie based on a true story, especially when it’s a based on a character like Barry Seal, helped further by the fact that he will be portrayed by Tom Cruise. Judging by the trailer, this money and drug fuelled crime thriller is going to be full of twists and shocks, with the man behind Bourne Identity and Mr and Mrs Smith, Doug Limen, directing.

The Plot:

American Made follows the story of Barry Seal, a former TWA pilot who is recruited as a drug smuggler before being approached by the DEA and CIA to find intelligence on his employers, including Pablo Escobar.

The Trailer:

The UK Release Date:

25th August 2017