Naomi Watts took to Kimmel last night to promote her new movie The Impossible which landed the King Kong star an Academy Award. The film did big money overseas, but is struggling domestically even though this is probably one of the more complete films of the Oscar contenders out there. Jimmy Kimmel gave it the thumbs up although that is with full knowledge that Watts’ partner Liev Schreiber does impressions which might be worth a talk show appearance by themselves. Hopefully, when the actor starts doing press for his Showtime series Ray Donovan we will get to see what he can do. Continue Reading
Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts will have another crack at an Academy Award next month for her new film The Impossible. This is that tsunami movie that many of us have heard about, but do not quite get so let me spell it out. The movie is being really well-received; however, its box office prowess has only been on display overseas thus far. Its plot is not really a cookie cutter disaster movie as one would expect, but more so a story about the lengths people will go to in order to reunite with their loved ones. To help get the word out, Watts was on The Tonight Show this week for a sit down with Jay Leno. Take a look. Continue Reading
Ewan McGregor is off promoting his new film The Impossible which arrives in theaters Friday. This feature is set against the backdrop of the Christmas tsunami in Southeast Asia eight years ago, but more importantly the press says the movie gets it right. As a result, it has received critical recognition and a few early nominations going into award season. For that reason, it was worth the former Obi-Wan player’s time to visit Jimmy Fallon where he participated in a bit called True Facts. As for the interview portion, that mostly had to do with George Lucas’ sale of the Star Wars empire and the basis for the actor’s new movie. Continue Reading
More Naomi Watts hit late night television last night as Jimmy Fallon had the King Kong actress visit as guest number one. Watts is out promoting The Impossible which she stars in as the mother of a family tragically separated by the 2004 Christmas tsunami in South East Asia. She is expected to garner a lot of critical recognition for this part, and that may have already begun as Wednesday morning she received a SAG nomination–the first leg of the awards season’s equivalent to a triple crown. Continue Reading
Ewan McGregor took to The Tonight Show last night to promote his new movie The Impossible that has him starring alongside Naomi Watts. The pic is being touted as a contender for a few Academy Awards, but that mostly remains in doubt due to an unusually strong field of potential nominees this year. That is besides the point though because since the movie might possibly be good on its own then that means we suddenly care what the film’s stars have to say on their latest feature. McGregor is coming off of two indies, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Haywire. His next big budget appearance will be in Jack the Giant Slayer which comes from X-Men director Bryan Singer. Continue Reading
Naomi Watts recently took to the Ellen stage to do some promotion for her new flick with Ewan McGregor about the Indian Ocean earthquake-generated Tsunami in 2004. This feature called The Impossible is receiving a lot of critical attention and some mild amounts of Oscar buzz, yet nobody (including Ellen Degeneres) seems to want to talk about this story about a family’s struggles in the aftermath of a major natural disaster. Instead, the day-timer asked about Watts’ new project for 2013 that has the King Kong actress filling the shoes of Princess Diana–a role that the actress was said to be on the fence about. Although this is just a portion of the interview, odds are The Impossible did eventually get mentioned, so tune in to the full appearance for that. Continue Reading
There is a new trailer out for The Impossible–a movie that tackles the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in South Asia. It is much more than some random disaster movie that we are used to seeing or even Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter with a gimmick. This film tells the true story of a family divided by the natural disaster. The Impossible is being marketed as a human story of survival in the toughest of circumstances and the lengths of which people will go through to reunite. Juan Antonio Bayonia’s film is also being labeled as an uplifting tale of compassion, courage, and kindness.
The following trailer has all that on full display, but it may be a bit heavy on the tsunami angle of things which might go against what the film is all about. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts are presumably amazing, but it really is tough to tell because they are too busy selling that something major just happened to shatter their world. You will probably have to catch the feature on the big screen to know for sure if they deliver because I doubt their acting chops will be played up in promotion given the ‘true story’ source material which always looks better in the public’s eye.