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Has 'Les Mis' Director Tom Hooper Chosen His Next Project?

Posted 03.15.2013 | Entertainment

From "One Day More" to "One Year of Love"? According to Mike Fleming at Deadline.com, "Les Miserables" director Tom Hooper is kicking the tires on the...

Hold the Free-Range Chicken and Creamed Kale: Tom Hooper Celebrated at Michael's

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As to the DGA awards, Hooper joins Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ang Lee, and Ben Affleck for this honor. Omitted were Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, and most serious, a favorite: David O. Russell.

Why Les Miz Won't Get One Oscar Nomination

Dan Mirvish | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

One Oscar Les Miserables won't be nominated for is "Best Original Musical." Wait a minute, you're thinking, that's crazy talk -- there's no category called "Best Original Musical." As a matter of fact, there is such a category, but it's just never been activated.

The Soul of Les Miserables: Why It Touches Us

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

The epic musical Les Miserables, now portrayed on the big screen, contains elements so rarely seen today and yet so sorely needed.

Les Miserables and Lincoln: They March to Freedom

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

What do Lincoln and Les Miserables have in common? Enjolras played by Aaron Tveit, a student leader of the June Rebellion in Les Miserables, belts it out.

Courage & Individual Conscience: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2012

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

As we celebrate 2012 in film, it's fitting that we honor movies that affirm the very liberty that makes our art, our traditions of free speech, and our democratic form of government possible.

Les Miserables Is Truly the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The film version of Les Miserables is truly an amalgamation of the good, the bad and the ugly. All three elements are found in this epic film of faith, forgiveness and redemption.

Movie Review: Les Miserables

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tom Hooper's film of the musical Les Miserables is an exceptional movie of a mediocre musical, the kind of middlebrow melodrama that passes for profound on Broadway.

'Great Expression Of Collective Anger'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 12.21.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Tom Hooper, the director of intimate character studies like the Oscar-winning "The King's Speech," the HBO miniseries "John Adams" and the...

Why Tom Hooper Took The Ultimate Risk With 'Les Miserables'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment

It's always interesting to to see what a directer who's just won the Academy Award chooses for his next project. It's a little different for actors --...

Review: Les Misérables (2012)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The harshest thing I can say about Tom Hooper's Les Misérables is that I can only imagine those who have not seen the original show wondering what the fuss has been all about.

Les Miserables: Singing For Supper

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Squalor, sewers, Dickensian suffering, a splendor of operatic riches! If you are director Tom Hooper, how do you follow the drama of the multi-Oscar winning King's Speech?

What's The First Word On 'Les Miserables'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.07.2012 | Entertainment

The "Les Miserables" reviews are in, and critics are split about whether Tom Hooper's adaptation of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's music...

Will 'Les Miz' Virgins Enjoy The Movie?

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

I had always thought of Les Misérables as something that was (A) kind of complicated, (B) beloved by a lot of people and (C) impossible for me to catch up on at this point in my life. It would be like deciding all of a sudden, "You know, maybe it's time I took up polo."

'Les Mis' Gets Standing O During New York Debut

Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment

The first-ever screening of Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables" received a rapturous standing ovation on Friday afternoon in New York. Audience members -- ...

Dream A Dream: New 'Les Miserables' Trailer Finally Arrives

Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment

"Les Miserables" fans who wore out their space bars playing the first teaser for the film are in luck: Universal has released a U.K. trailer for "Les ...

'Les Miserables' Moves Release Date

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

As it turns out, "Django Unchained" won't be the only Oscar contender moviegoers get for Christmas. Universal has shifted the much-anticipated adaptat...

WATCH: Anne Hathaway Dreams A Dream In 'Les Miserables'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment

"Les Miserables," director Tom Hooper's large-scope follow-up to "The King's Speech," is a star-studded affair, but only one marquee player gets cente...

FIRST LOOK: Hugh Jackman As Jean Valjean In 'Les Miserables'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.27.2012 | Entertainment

Do you hear the people the tweet? When "the people" is Hugh Jackman, and the tweet is a new photo of his Jean Valjean convict look for "Les Miserables...

On Her Own? Samantha Barks Cast As Eponine In 'Les Miserables' Over Taylor Swift

Posted 04.01.2012 | Entertainment

Meet Samantha Barks, the actress who Tom Hooper chose to play Eponine in "Les Miserables" over established Hollywood starlets like Scarlett Johansson,...

Broadway Bites: 'Book of Mormon' Sets Record With $487.25 Ticket

Posted 08.16.2011 | Arts

It's been a big week for Broadway, in addition to the Tony Awards on Sunday, many other major announcements have been revealed this week. A big sc...

Hugh Jackman Taking On Iconic Role

Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment

This fall, Hugh Jackman will star in "Real Steel," a CGI blowout in which he plays a rugged, washed up boxer who teaches robots how to fight. His nex...

L'Amour Fou: The Fashion of Yves St. Laurent and Alexander McQueen

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.06.2011 | Style
Regina Weinreich

From the perspective of Pierre Berge, St. Laurent's lifelong companion, the film is perhaps an expression of the businessman's own mad devotion to the bespectacled designer who defined fashion in the mid century.

Director Of 'The King's Speech' To Tackle 'Les Miserables' Next

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Tom Hooper is going back in time. Once again. Will he find more gold? The Oscar-winning director of "The King's Speech" is closing in on directing ...

Au Contraire: The King's Speech, Part III, A Fable

Glenn Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Glenn Young

The King's Speech is a diaphanous fairytale about a very real prince who must break free of his rigid, muzzling fairytale world to help rescue his country from a very real nightmare.