Win The Wolfman prize packs

In celebration of the relase of the new blockbuster The Wolfman, brisbanetimes.com.au are offering readers the chance to win one of ten prize packs!

Inspired by the classic Universal Pictures film that launched the legacy of horror, The Wolfman reclaims the myth of a man whose curse transforms him into something less than human.

Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro) is lured back to his family estate after the disappearance of his brother. Reunited in crisis with his estranged father (Sir Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother…but discovers an even more horrifying destiny for himself.

Also starring Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving, The Wolfman is in Cinemas February 11.

To be in the draw for one of ten prize packs comprising a double, in-season pass to see the film and a Wolfman t-shirt, simply name all the Colin Firth and Julianne Moore films featured in the photo gallery attached.

Send your entry complete with details (name, age, mailing address, contact numbers) to btcomps@brisbanetimes.com.au with WOLFMAN in the subject line.

Entries close February 10, 2010. Please refer to the competition Terms and Conditions for further information.

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Source: Brisbane Times

Emily Blunt admits she doesn’t always get on with her costars

The British actress — who has previously worked with Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep – has revealed she does not always find harmony on movie sets.

Although Blunt didn’t dish the dirt on exactly who was a nightmare to work with she lets on it was a really dull time of her life that she never wants to repeat again.

“Working with different actors can be easy and it can be difficult,” she said. “Sometime you strike gold with the on screen chemistry and blow it out of the water, and sometimes it’s like…paint drying!”

Blunt, 26, recently revealed that she goes drinking in dive bars to avoid the paparazzi.

“Handling fame is all about the choices you make. Like, where do you want to go eat dinner? Don’t go to the party scenes, don’t go where you know people are going to take your pictures. Just go find a dive bar,” she said.

“Why do you have to go to a scene, you know? You can have more fun in other places.”

Source: ShowBiz Spy

 

Bridges, Blunt among Santa Barbara film festival honorees

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will throw a valentine to newly minted Golden Globe winner Jeff Bridges, honor up-and-coming English actress Emily Blunt and hand out a nature filmmaking award to a controversial film about dolphin hunting off Japan.

Those were the major late additions that Roger Durling, the festival’s executive director, announced Tuesday during his annual pre-festival news conference at the Hotel Santa Barbara.

“I don’t like to unwrap all the Christmas gifts at once,” Durling said later.

The festival’s milestone 25th edition runs Feb. 4-14 across Santa Barbara. Some 200 films from 45 countries will be screened, including 18 world premieres and 28 U.S. premieres. [Read more…]

Emily Blunt Joins Line of Stars Who’ve Avoided Traffic Tickets

When celebrities get pulled over, it seems sometimes even traffic officers can get a little star-struck.

In the case of Emily Blunt, as she shared with Jay Leno this week, fame can work in a star’s favor to avoid speeding tickets.

As the Daily Mail reports, “The Devil Wears Prada” actress was pulled over for driving eight miles over the speed limit in Hollywood.

The 26-year-old brunette told Leno that she got let off the hook when the officer took one look at her U.K. driving license and appeared amused: “The guy takes it and says, ‘What is this?’ I said, ‘I know it looks like a Barbie but it is actually a U.K. driving license.'”

“He was like, ‘Ha, funny.’ Then he literally threw it back in the car and said, ‘Slow down.'” [Read more…]