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  1. Just for the record and for the ones who cares. Netflix’s Don’t Look Up Will Reportedly Be A Major Awards Season Contender Adam McKay may have shot to prominence as the director of broad, raucous Will Ferrell comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers, but he’s now established himself as an expert at crafting star-studded social satire mixed with prestige drama. His last two movies The Big Short and Vice landed a combined total of thirteen Academy Award nominations, with McKay landing a Best Adapted Screenplay win for the former in among five personal nods for writing, directing and producing. According to the latest reports, Netflix’s Don’t Look Up is poised to follow a very similar path. The disaster comedy comes to theaters on December 12 before hitting streaming two weeks later, with a recent post on the AwardsWorthy forum teasing that it’s set to become one of the heaviest hitters on the upcoming circuit. “This just screened to a group of critics here and… I wasn’t ready for this but… They’re raving it like crazy. Like, they’re thinking this will get around 10 nods and win many of them. It has much more VFX than I expected. The original song is not an end-titles one but marks one of the funniest scenes, Streep can win her 4th, Original Screenplay win may be a lock, SAG Ensemble is in the bag, this is Leo’s best ever, the film’s insanely funny kinda raving I’m talking about. I don’t know what to think right now.” That’s not much of a surprise when the cast alone features Oscar winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and Mark Rylance as part of the most stacked ensemble this side of Avengers: Endgame. Netflix has been making a concerted effort to beef up its roster of potential awards contenders on an annual basis, and it sounds as though Don’t Look Up could be the streamer’s marquee title if it lives up to such lofty early buzz. Source
  2. Adam McKay Had To Make The Comedy Of His Satire ‘Don’t Look Up’ Even Wilder To One-Up Crazy Real-World Events – Contenders L.A. When crafting this wildly satirical yet all-too-close-too-reality film Don’t Look Up, writer-director Adam McKay admits that the unpredictable and seemingly over-the-top events of recent years convinced him he had to go even bigger to achieve his comedic ends. “I swear on all the holy books on the planet Earth that I wrote this before Covid, and it was one of those strangest experiences I’ve ever had,” McKay explained Sunday on a panel for Deadline’s Contenders Film: Los Angeles panel at the DGA Theater. “The strangest thing about this movie was writing it, casting it and then seeing a lot of the elements come true, and then wondering: do you even make the movie?” Reflecting on his script during pandemic downtime before shooting, “there was this moment where I realized it was all about how we’ve befouled, broken, profitized, pornographicized our lines of communication, the way we actually talk to each other,” McKay said. “That was the moment where I was like, Oh, we definitely have to make that and I wrote all the cast and they were all like, ‘Oh, yeah – Now more than ever.’ ” The filmmaker recalled how stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, who play astronomers who’ve spotted an asteroid hurtling toward earth urgently trying to wake indifferent irresponsible leaders to acknowledge the catastrophic consequences to come, immediately recognized that outrageous real-world events necessitated they up the ante, no matter which side of the political aisle people stand. “Regardless of how you voted, I think we all have to admit seeing the President of the United States float the idea of ingesting bleach to deal with a medical emergency is an unusual situation,” he said. “When that happened, I right away texted my producer, Kevin Messick, and texted Leo and Jen was like, Okay, we’re gonna make this a little crazier.’” Likening his intentions to achieving a satirical tone even less straight faced than films like Network, Wag the Dog and Ace In the Hole, McKay said he couldn’t simply resort to parodying Donald Trump in the film’s president, played by Meryl Streep. Instead, he borrowed a bit from several recent commanders in chief. “My god, man, we have had a run of terrible leaders!” he laughed. “So if you do just do Donald Trump, it doesn’t work because Donald Trump doesn’t adhere to a narrative. And the comparison I’ve made is it’s like Brick Tamlyn from Anchorman that you just have this wandering, free-floating ghost from the old Pac Man video game, so that doesn’t work. “But then I started thinking about all the presidents that we’ve had, and I was like, ‘Holy crap, it has been a murderer’s row of louts and rollovers and suck-ups,’” he added. “I took a little bit from each, so you have kind of the performative empty suit of Reagan. “You have the used car salesman of Bill Clinton…and you have the dangerously underqualified George W Bush. And then you have – I voted for him, but like let’s face it, Barack Obama awfully smooth and cozy with big money. And then of course, Trump’s run-amok narcissism.” Of course, McKay could rely on Streep to add her own distinctive spin to the role. “When I first talked to Meryl I just said ‘Put all of that in a pot with some chopped onions and some olive oil and stir it around and for about six, seven hours just make sure the pot doesn’t boil,’” he added. “And then of course, Meryl came back with like seven brilliant ideas – my favorite was the idea that she has hair like a 25-year-old, which when she first told me I was like, ‘That’s crazy!’ But I was like, ‘I’m going to trust Meryl Streep.’ And so when she put the wig on, I was like, ‘Yep, that’s perfect.’” Don’t Look Up tells the story of two low-level astronomers (Lawrence and DiCaprio) who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth. The cast also includes Timothée Chalamet, Mark Rylance, Cate Blanchett, Melanie Lynskey, Gina Gershon, Ron Perlman, Matthew Perry, Ariana Grande, Tyler Perry, Michael Chiklis, Himesh Patel, Kid Cudi and more. Netflix opens the film December 10 in theaters and starts streaming it two weeks later on Christmas Eve. Source
  3. It's the Sun but reading about Leo and Rihanna using their tongues makes it worth Leonardo DiCaprio Made Out With A Model Few Feet Away From Rihanna After They Broke Up? Leonardo has dated quite a few A-listers in Hollywood and has always been very open about his love life. Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the popular Hollywood celebrities across the world. Not just his craft but also his love towards nature and fans is known to the world. Today, we bring you a throwback of the time when the superstar broke up with singer Rihanna and made out with a model when his ex was standing just a few feet away from him. Scroll below to read the scoop. Leonardo has dated quite a few A-listers in Hollywood and has always been very open about his love life. It was 2015 when Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna’s brewing romance rumours were the talk of the town. They painted the town red with their love and were going full out smooching each other in front of their friends and didn’t care about the world. According to a source close to the Sun, “Rihanna and Leo were really going for it. They were passionately snogging and didn’t seem to care if anyone saw.” The source continued and said, “They were using tongues so there was no mistaking it for a friendly smooch.” The duo reportedly first met at a birthday party in 2014 and kissed each other at the same party and later celebrated New Year’s together on Caribbean island while ringing into 2015. Soon after, Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio broke up and the actor was spotted with another model at a party. According to Radar Online, it was the Titanic actor who called it quits and a source close to the publication revealed, “They were making out,” about his new fling while the Diamonds singer was standing a few feet away from the ex. Well, Leo being Leo. Source
  4. Director Baz Luhrmann Reflects On The 25th Anniversary Of His Beloved ‘Romeo + Juliet’ Storytelling His visionary ways continue to speak to generation after generation of moviegoers and these 25 years later, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet remains a cinematic achievement all its own, leaving a lasting impact on the world of pop culture today. Much like his leading actors in the film, this too was a moment in Baz’s early career that put him on the cusp of what was to become a wildly successful journey of bringing his captivating storytelling to the world in all shapes and sizes. The first of many moving parts that brought Romeo + Juliet to life up on the big screen began with an idea that Baz had about taking the centuries-old tragedy from the stage and turning it into the brilliantly modern major motion picture experience that it became. “How would Shakespeare address, make a film if he were here today, if that was his medium,” Baz shares with me this week exclusively at Forbes. “Having grown up in the world of Shakespeare and then really doing a huge academic study of that idea and coming up with the language and collaborating, all ending up in Mexico to shoot in iambic pentameter with a bunch of young people in a totally creative world. The fact that it even got made is kind of bonkers. When we did it, I didn’t think that. I just thought like Well, why not? and then it went on of course to have the life it did and to think all this time later, 25 years later. I mean, the amount of R+J references. It has gone on. It’s ridiculous, really.” When it came time for Baz to cast his title roles for the film, he remembers coming across a photo of a young Leonardo DiCaprio, unsure if he was a model or a pop star. Baz knew that the character of Romeo is “not an action hero, he’s a love hero,” so Baz was determined to find a dedicated dramatic actor who could truly act. Fortunately, the next thing that Baz saw of Leo was news that he was being nominated for an Oscar for his performance in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. “The process was truly interesting,” Baz reveals about casting Leo. “I reached out to him. I decided that was it. Him. There was no like anybody else.” Baz knew the young actor was initially a bit hesitant about taking on the role. So, Baz decided to fly the 19-year-old Leo and his dad George DiCaprio to come meet him in Australia to do a workshop and film parts of Baz’s screenwriting (in full hair and makeup) to give Leo a real idea of Baz’s hopeful vision. Baz also knew that Leo cared about the environment, even in his younger years, so he also set up a diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef for the three of them to enjoy, a fond memory and experience in which Baz recalls Leo telling him years later of the quality family bonding experience it was for him and his dad. With Romeo confirmed, Baz needed to now secure his Juliet, a casting that almost went to a completely different Hollywood star today. “We looked at everyone and actually at one time, it’s well-known now and I think Natalie is completely alright with it but Natalie Portman was a real frontrunner and in fact, we explored the idea. And really, it’s that Leonardo looked so young and Natalie was so mature for her age. The truth is that when they were together, it was really clear that Nat was just too young to do the idea.” Baz recalls the in-person chemistry workshops between Leo and Natalie, saying they were beautiful together and that Leo was so protective of the young Natalie. Nonetheless, with Natalie now out of the running, Baz would soon follow the suggestion of a friend to find the destined missing piece to his Romeo + Juliet puzzle in Claire Danes. “The film director Jane Campion, she told me Oh, there’s this really remarkable young actor [on a] show called My So-Called Life. I watched it, she was great.” When speaking about the first chemistry workshops between the two young actors, Baz says, “I put Claire and Leo through their paces. They still laugh at me. In fact, I saw some video the other day when I made them walk out and do a scene in the snow in New York. They were like Please God, no. Not that. I don’t know why. I wanted them to do it in a way in which you change the circumstance of the environment to see whether in fact it would change the dynamic between them.” With Leo, Claire, and a strong ensemble cast set, it was time to start filming in Mexico, a location in which Baz and his filmmaking team would effectively disguise as the modern day Italian city of Verona. However, Baz remembers the challenges that he, his cast, and his crew faced in the midst of filming Romeo + Juliet and how they had to get clever in finishing particular scenes beyond the unforeseen weather conditions that ultimately fell within their path. “The biggest hurdle was when we were shooting, when you see the beach scenes, they were shot in Vera Cruz on the east coast. Every single thing you see in that frame - every telegraph pole, every palm tree, we created. There was grey sand. Nothing, nothing there. Not the buildings, no theater of course, none of that. And it was before CG (computer imagery). We had a little bit of CG but we didn’t have what we do now, so you had to build everything. We built this huge set and we created it all and Mercutio’s big death scene comes and we shoot it but a hurricane is coming in. Really severely, a hurricane. We have to shut down and get the hell out of there because the whole set is going to be blown to pieces. We do a master take. In the film, you’ll see it. It ends with Leo, Mercutio is dying in his arms and Leo runs to the car, gets in a car. Now that’s one big shot. It’s a master. We shot the master and got out of there. The entire set was completely blown away and destroyed and I had to finish the scene in San Francisco where we were posting at Skywalker Ranch. I had to finish the scene in the San Francisco Bay, holding up little pieces of scenery and people throwing sand in front of wind machines.” What loyal Romeo + Juliet moviegoers might find most interesting is that arguably the film’s most memorable and romantic cinematic moment when the title characters first meet at the fish tank, came from a serendipitous encounter that Baz stumbled upon himself while out in the Miami nightlife scene shortly before filming. “I went to the bathroom and I came out and I was washing my hands and there was a big fish tank in front of me and I looked through it, I could see a girl combing her hair. It was such a brilliant idea because you could flirt through the tank and I went Oh, look at that!” The song that plays during the fish tank scene is “Kissing You” by Des’ree, just one of many songs from this film’s epic soundtrack that continues to be timelessly embraced by both movie and music lovers. Like in all of Baz’s projects, he purposefully chooses to have a very active hand in the selection process of the music that intertwines best within his direction and storytelling on-screen. “Little known fact, I’ve been producing music under a pseudonym called BLAM. I have an actual record label with RCA, so I’ve made a lot of music. Jay-Z and I did [The Great] Gatsby together. I see music as part of the screenplay. There’s almost three scripts. There’s the visual language script, musical language script, and then there’s the script. I write it all back into the text. There’s even a line when Romeo and Juliet are getting married, which says something like I think A young Stevie Wonder sings a choral version of ‘When Doves Cry.’ It’s in the script.” When Romeo + Juliet was first released in theaters on November 1, 1996, it went straight to the top of the box office, grossing worldwide approximately $147.6 million during its entire theatrical run. The film had unquestionably won over the hearts of young moviegoers everywhere, discovering an incomparable admiration for its unique storytelling and its modern depiction of a rebellious, all-consuming, and star-crossed love. “Well, it came out and it took everybody by surprise that it went to number one,” Baz reminisces about the film’s opening weekend. “It totally wiped everyone away. It was number one. It was kind of one of those moments where the older generation did not see that coming. I was pretty young myself, I was only about 30. It was an exciting time.” Before Romeo + Juliet, Baz had first made a name for himself in the filmmaking industry from his directorial feature film debut in 1992 with Strictly Ballroom. Since those two films, Baz has gone on to direct, write the screenplays, and produce three more publicly praised films Moulin Rouge, Australia and The Great Gatsby. With only five major motion pictures under his belt during his nearly 30-year filmmaking career so far, I had to ask Baz about his mindset behind having only released a handful of films over this rather long span of time. “I do a lot of things. I’m always busy. To me, I don’t think of myself as a filmmaker, per se. I basically work in story and ideas and whether that’s building a hotel, doing an election campaign, doing an opera. Quite often, I’ve done things for the first time. As long as it’s truly adventurous and it serves my luck because it’s the only thing I do, then I’ll do it. As far as the films go, I have so many ideas that I already know I’ll never have enough time to do before I am finished on this planet, so I just look at the idea and I go In my life, what’s going to make my life worth getting up and doing and is it the right time to put this story out in the world? Can this truly be useful? Is it carrying a larger point?” Baz goes on to share with me that throughout the years, he is well-aware of critics being known to give his films mixed reviews when they first come out, reactions he has become unaffected by, knowing that his creations are often appreciated and understood much more as time goes on. “There’s often a lot of dialogue about why my films get quite controversial whenever they open. Even like with Gatsby, which was controversial, is now kind of trending on Hulu. They always take more time to be embraced than when they come out. I never make movies to try to be loved in the moment, because I really crave longevity actually.” Returning to this 25th Anniversary celebration of Romeo + Juliet, I conclude my conversation with Baz by asking him what he would like to say to his loyal R+J fans, a question Baz tells me he has never been asked and is glad I did so. “I really want to say to the fans, really I do, that I made the movies, you know. I might bring up a child but you fell in love with my child and married them, and so, you kind of know my child in a way in which I will never know my child and I’m glad they married well. So, I would say to the fans thanks for marrying the movie.” Source
  5. Just a little DLU catch up (I lost a few days here and I'm not watching the movie clips before I saw the actual movie so sry if I repost something):
  6. Not my personal list even though it's a very good top 5 but so well done I have to post that beautiful face 🤩 Personal Top 5 for the b-day boy LEONARDO DI CAPRIO (born November 11, 1974) Source God I love Danny & Billy. What a great year 2006 was movie character wise for us Leo fans Also dying over the pain in Teddys eyes
  7. ^You think page six wasn't a paper in the first place? It's the gossip column of the frickin New York Times. They're all online these days, ya know, in the time of the internet. If a gossip column is that powerful you want to work with them believe me or even better to control them. That's how hollywood works. Never undermestitate Leos power of using the press for his own good. He has way more control about his life than we might know. So to think one of his much less powerless girlfriends is in any position to use Leo is kinda... laughable. Honestly I think Leo is dating those women because he's in the position where he can date anyone he wants to and doesn't give a sh!t what other thinks about it and not because of the need of some lousy pr. Just my opinion. https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a30709872/page-six-gossip-history-new-york-post/ https://pagesix.com/ https://www.justjared.com/ https://www.tmz.com/ https://people.com/ https://www.eonline.com/ https://www.usmagazine.com/ Leo and Blake Lively splitted "officially" on US Weekly, just for example even though they never confirmed being a couple in the first place. https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/blake-lively-leonardo-dicaprio-split-2011410/
  8. Always the others with problems, never yourself. Classic. I quit this annoying discussion now. Bye.
  9. ^Don't tell me to calm down if weirdos like you starting those discussions and assumptions but couldn't get to the end of it when someone ask what's the base of those ideas. In this point I agree with you: It doesn't make sense at all what you're writing.
  10. ^Who the f**k is talking about marriage??? Not every relationship has to end up into a frickin marriage. We're not living in the damn 50s anymore. That doesn't mean a relationship isn't real. Like a piece of paper would proof anything at all and every marriage in Hollywood has to be true lol
  11. ^Because those sites working with pr teams @Mirella Most bigger sites do (like people, eonline, tmz, us weekly, JJ etc) Not that hard to figure out if you know how the hollywood system work and you mostly act like you do lol @Veronika But dating those women isn't a smart choice at this point in his life anymore. That's exactly my point. But I already see you haven't really a clue but throwing with unfounded assumptions about other peoples lifes around you which make literally no sense at all to me.
  12. ^Why would Leo need at this point of his longterm career/status/power/success a PR girlfriend if not to hide something? Those hella young models women causes him more harm than literally anything else. Pls enlighten me.
  13. Truly wondering which camp of the two alpha dogs is thinking this statement was necessary Jeff Bezos and Leonardo DiCaprio are close friends, contrary to viral moment He’s over the swoon. After a video of Jeff Bezos’ partner, Lauren Sanchez, making googly eyes at Leonardo DiCaprio at a gala went viral — sources told Page Six that they’re all longtime pals. “They’re really close friends and have been for a while,” a source told Page Six. The video of Sanchez giving DiCaprio a star-struck look wasn’t quite what it seemed, sources told us. In fact, we’re told DiCaprio was the one who invited the couple to the LACMA Art + Film gala last weekend — and they’re so close, they even vacation together. DiCaprio and girlfriend Camila Morrone, 24, were snapped vacationing in Hawaii last month and sources told us they were actually on a couples’ trip with Bezos and Sanchez. “[They find] common ground in the fight against climate change and their work in environmental activism,” the source explained of their connection. The relationship, however, is all the more close because DiCaprio is also pals with Sanchez’s ex, mega-agent Patrick Whitesell. But back to the video. Variety’s Marc Malkin originally posted the clip to Twitter, which Barstool Sports then reposted with the caption: “Leo is Mr. Steal Yo Girl.” Amazon billionaire Bezos teased the “Titanic” star about the viral clip with a photo he posted on Twitter of him standing over a sign that reads, “DANGER! STEEP CLIFF FATAL DROP!” “Leo, come over here, I want to show you something,” he wrote alongside the pic. DiCaprio has yet to respond to Bezos’s quip and reps for the eco-friendly pals did not get back to us. Source
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