By Jessica Allen - Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 0 Comments
The people have spoken. And they love The Hunger Games, and Zac Efron.
Here are the highlights from the 39th People’s Choice Awards, which allows fans to vote for their favourite films. This gives actors like Zac Efron the chance to win Favourite Dramatic Movie Actor. (Winners are highlighted.)
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- The Avengers
- The Dark Knight Rises
- The Hunger Games
- Snow White and the Huntsman
- Channing Tatum
- Johnny Depp
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- Robert Downey, Jr.
- Will Smith
By Jessica Allen - Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1:11 PM - 0 Comments
We chatted with the trio about ‘The Paperboy,’ their dark, and very dirty, new film
You can practically smell the swamps and suffocating heat, not to mention the sex, in The Paperboy, a dark, and very dirty, film based on a novel by Peter Dexter written in 1995 that opens October 19. Set in the summer of 1969 in the backwaters of race-charged Florida, reporter Ward Jansen, played by Matthew McConaughey, returns, along with his partner Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo), to his hometown, where his father owns a newspaper and his brother Jack (Zac Efron), a college swimmer–and dropout–delivers them. (Warning: Efron is in his underwears for a good chunk of the film.) They’re there to investigate a case involving a death row inmate, played by John Cusack, whose only champion is Charlotte Bless (Nicole Kidman), a sort of death row groupie.
When the movie had its world premiere in May at the Cannes Film Festival, reviews were mixed. (You can read what my colleague Brian D. Johnson had to say about it here.) Indiewire even made a poem using all the descriptors that critics used when they wrote about the film. But director Lee Daniels, who directed 2009′s Precious, wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Maclean’s sat down with Daniels, along with stars Zac Efron and David Oyelowo, while they were in town for The Paperboy’s North American premiere at TIFF, to talk about the critically polarizing film.
By Jessica Allen - Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 10:06 AM - 0 Comments
Actor David Oyelowo on Nicole Kidman’s hands-free sex scene, and Zac Efron almost looked at us
By Kara Dillon - Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:41 AM - 0 Comments
Read all about it: ‘The Paperboy’ gala draws Zac Efron and stars to Elgin Theatre
The Paperboy, based on a book by Pete Dexter, stars Zac Efron, John Cusack and Nicole Kidman. Some of the production’s talent showed up in Toronto on Friday at TIFF. Our photographer Kara Dillon took in the scene: