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“Rise of the Guardians” Submitted for Oscar Consideration

Isla animated film, “Rise of the Guardians” has been submitted for an Oscar consideration!

Twenty-one animated features, ranging alphabetically from Adventures in Zambezia to Zarafa, have been submitted for Academy Award consideration. Under Academy rules, since there are more than 16 films submitted, a maximum of five films may be nominated when nominees are announced Jan. 10.

This year’s submissions include entries from major animation houses like Pixar’s Brave, Disney’s Frankenweenie and Wreck-It Ralph, DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and Rise of the Guardians, Fox/Blue Sky Studio’s Ice Age: Continental Drift, Universal/Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Sony Animation’s Hotel Translyvania and Focus/Laika’s ParaNorman. Continue reading “Rise of the Guardians” Submitted for Oscar Consideration

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Cannes 2012: DreamWorks Animation Promotes ‘Rise of the Guardians’

Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine and Isla Fisher, who lent their voices to the film about iconic figures like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, liken it to “The Avengers.”

Alec Baldwin called them “the Justice League of childhood.” Actress Isla Fisher called them the “animated Avengers.” They are the Guardians, the title characters in the 3D animated movie Rise of the Guardians, that DreamWorks Animation will open stateside Nov. 21.

In what has become an annual tradition for the Burbank, Ca.-based studio, DWA is using the Cannes Film Festival to show off its latest wares to the assembled international press. On Friday, DWA’s summer release Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted will get the full red-carpet treatment when it screens at the Palais. And as a sort of curtain-raiser, on Wednesday morning as the festival was just getting under way, the studio staged a press event of its own to show off footage from Guardians. Continue reading Cannes 2012: DreamWorks Animation Promotes ‘Rise of the Guardians’

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s Wife Admits It’s Not A Normal Life

The wife of Sacha Baron Cohen says she doesn’t live a “normal” life with The Dictator actor.

Actress Isla Fisher married him in 2010 and although she admits “it’s not a normal life to lead,” she does love it.

Fisher says: “Obviously it’s not pleasant to say to your husband – instead of ‘Did you pick up the dry cleaning?’ or ‘Did you pick up someone from a play date?’ – ‘Oh wow are we getting sued? Has anyone put a death threat on us?'”

The couple have two young daughters and in 2009 it was reported that Baron Cohen had received death threats due to controversy over his gay fashionista character Bruno. Continue reading Sacha Baron Cohen’s Wife Admits It’s Not A Normal Life

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Isla Fisher cast in “Now You See Me”

Isla Fisher is in talks to star in new magician heist thriller Now You See Me. The Wedding Crashers star will join Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo and Melanie Laurent in the film about The Four Horsemen, a team of the world’s greatest illusionists who pull off daring bank heists during their performances and shower their audience with the profits. Isla is in negotiations to play Henley, a master technician who builds the contraptions needed to create the illusions, Variety reports. Amanda Seyfried had previously been linked to the role. Jesse will play the arrogant but genius leader of the Four Horsemen, Mark will play the head of the FBI team investigating the heists, Morgan will play a former magician and Melanie one of the federal agents. Louis Leterrier is directing from a script by Edward Ricourt and Boaz Yakin. Isla is currently in Australia filming Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, in which she plays Myrtle Wilson, a married woman who has an affair with Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton).

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Isla Fisher In Talks To Join ‘The Great Gatsby’ Cast

Ben Affleck may have found both his love interests for “The Great Gatsby.” With Carey Mulligan set to play Tom Buchanan’s wife (and the story’s leading lady) Daisy, it seems that Isla Fisher may play his mistress, Myrtle.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news, and while neither Affleck nor Fisher has confirmed their parts in Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale, they would join an A-list cast of already confirmed actors including Leonardo DiCaprio as the Great (Jay) Gatsby, the aforementioned Mulligan (who is Gatsby’s one true love) and Tobey Maguire as the story’s narrator, Nick Carraway, a man that finds himself perplexed by his pal’s somewhat questionable actions.

The part of Myrtle is small but pivotal. Not to spoil it for the seven of you who probably aren’t familiar with the story, but it’s her fateful death that leads to the novel’s tragic ending. Continue reading Isla Fisher In Talks To Join ‘The Great Gatsby’ Cast