The Barbie cast are coloring the London Eye pink to celebrate the film’s premiere
More than ever, Hollywood feels like the center of the universe this week as the arrival of the year’s two biggest films coincides with a historic actors’ strike.
Anticipation for Greta Gerwig Barbie and Christopher Nolans Oppenheimer has reached a peak ahead of their joint release on July 21st.
axios reported this week that tickets to the Margot Robbie-directed feature film about the famous toy doll are already sold out in theaters in Texas, Washington DC and Atlanta.
In the meantime, Oppenheimer Star Matt Damon opened up about his decision to act in the film after promising his wife he would take a break from acting in couples therapy.
OppenheimerHowever, the London premiere was cut short due to the cast leaving early in preparation for the SAG-AFTRA strike order issued hours after the event.
The actors’ union joined the Writers Guild of America, which has been on strike since early May over demands for increases in base pay and severance pay in the streaming TV era, and reassurances that their work will not be replaced by AI.
Barbie Movie Merchandise: From Barbie dolls to a Zara collaboration
Aside from buying a ticket to see the movie, there are many ways for us real people to join in the Barbie fun.
From branded shoes to t-shirts to the dolls themselves, here’s a guide to the merchandise on sale to help you attend the Barbie (and Ken) party.
Nicole VasselJuly 19, 2023 2:30 p.m
Christopher Nolan explains why he cast his daughter as a girl who gets blown up in a nuclear blast
One could imagine that a parent would do anything to avoid getting a visual image of their child in pain.
Still, Oppenheimer Director Christopher Nolan has made the shocking decision to cast his eldest daughter, 22-year-old Flora, as a burn victim in the film.
Flora plays an unnamed young woman whose flesh is ripped from her face in a nuclear explosion in a sequence that plays out in Oppenheimer’s (Cillian Murphy) mind.
Of his daughter’s involvement, Nolan said it was “wonderful that she’s just going along with it.”
Nicole VasselJuly 19, 2023 2:00 p.m
Watch: Oppenheimer trailer
Peony HirwaniJuly 19, 2023 1:30 p.m
ICYMI: Barbie debuts strongly on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 89 percent
reviews for Barbie are looking forward to the theatrical release on Friday with great optimism.
In fact, the film has an impressive score of 89 percent on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes — a clear indicator of critical approval.
Peony Hirwani has the full story below:
Nicole VasselJuly 19, 2023 1:16 p.m
Watch: Barbie Trailer
Trailer for the Barbie movie
Peony HirwaniJuly 19, 2023 12:30 p.m
A new Oppenheimer featurette on Ludwig Göransson’s score has been released
Peony HirwaniJuly 19, 2023 12:00 p.m
Christopher Nolan remembers the day he asked Cillian Murphy to play the lead in Oppenheimer
ICYMI: The day Christopher Nolan called Cillian Murphy about his new movie, Oppenheimer, Murphy hung up in disbelief.
Although the Irish actor has been a regular in Nolan films for almost two decades, he has always been a supporting actor. This time Nolan wanted him to take the lead.
“He’s so reserved and self-deprecating and in his very English way he just said, ‘Look, I wrote this script, it’s about Oppenheimer.’ “I want you to be my Oppenheimer,” Murphy, 46, said The Associated Press earlier this year. “It was a great day.”
Recalling the moment, Murphy replied, “I’ve always told Chris, publicly and privately, that I’ll be there if I’m available and you want me to be in a movie. I don’t really care about the size of the part. But deep down, secretly, I really wanted to play a lead role for him.”
Peony HirwaniJuly 19, 2023 11:30 am
Did you know that Billie Eilish has announced a new song for ? Barbie movie soundtrack?
Peony HirwaniJuly 19, 2023 11:00 am
ICYMI: Barbie Premiere: The best of London’s pink carpet looks from Margot Robbie to Amelia Dimoldenberg
Peony HirwaniJuly 19, 2023 10:30 am
The story behind Barbenheimer, the summer’s most online film showdown
The online showdown between Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” began with a date: July 21.
It’s not uncommon for studios to counter-program films across genres over a big weekend, but there’s a big difference between an intense, earnest film about the man who oversaw the development of the atomic bomb and a light-hearted, candy-colored anthropomorphization of a childhood doll that’s quickly become Cloth for viral lining.
Peony HirwaniJuly 19, 2023 10:00 am