Actor Andrew Garfield is glad he was well into his twenties before finding fame, because stardom at a young age would have sent him off the rails "like Justin Bieber" and he would have ended up in prison. The Amazing Spider-Man star began his screen career at the age of 22 and he became a globally-recognised face in 2010 at the age of 27 with his Golden Globe-nominated role in The Social Network.
The Brit admits he found stardom strange at first, and he is thankful his career only took off once he was mature enough to handle life in the spotlight.
Garfield tells Time Out London, "If I had had these opportunities when I was younger, I would have been Justin Bieber. If you are a 16-year-old kid and you can do whatever the f**k you want, you're making trillions of dollars and you have a leopard-print Ferrari, it's not healthy. If I was going through what I'm going through now when I was 16, I might have ended up in jail."
Formula 1 legend Gerhard Berger has broken his arm in a skiing accident just months after fellow former Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher suffered life-threatening injuries on the slopes. The retired racing driver, 54, was airlifted to a hospital in Austria on Thursday (06Mar14) after falling over during a ski trip.
He underwent an operation on his broken arm and was released over the weekend (08-09Mar14).
A spokesperson for the Hospital St. Johann in Tirol, Austria says, "He's very good. He is on the road to recovery."
Schumacher, who took over from Berger on the Ferrari team in 1996, remains in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Grenoble, France following his own skiing accident in late December (13).
For the bulk of every Rocky and Bullwinkle episode, moose and squirrel would engage in high concept escapades that satirized geopolitics, contemporary cinema, and the very fabrics of the human condition. With all of that to work with, there's no excuse for why the pair and their Soviet nemeses haven't gotten a decent movie adaptation. But the ingenious Mr. Peabody and his faithful boy Sherman are another story, intercut between Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to teach kids brief history lessons and toss in a nearly lethal dose of puns. Their stories and relationship were much simpler, which means that bringing their shtick to the big screen would entail a lot more invention — always risky when you're dealing with precious material.
For the most part, Mr. Peabody & Sherman handles the regeneration of its heroes aptly, allowing for emotionally substance in their unique father-son relationship and all the difficulties inherent therein. The story is no subtle metaphor for the difficulties surrounding gay adoption, with society decreeing that a dog, no matter how hyper-intelligent, cannot be a suitable father. The central plot has Peabody hosting a party for a disapproving child services agent and the parents of a young girl with whom 7-year-old Sherman had a schoolyard spat, all in order to prove himself a suitable dad. Of course, the WABAC comes into play when the tots take it for a spin, forcing Peabody to rush to their rescue.
Getting down to personals, we also see the left brain-heavy Peabody struggle with being father Sherman deserves. The bulk of the emotional marks are hit as we learn just how much Peabody cares for Sherman, and just how hard it has been to accept that his only family is growing up and changing.
But more successful than the new is the film's handling of the old — the material that Peabody and Sherman purists will adore. They travel back in time via the WABAC Machine to Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the Trojan War, and 18th Century France, explaining the cultural backdrop and historical significance of the settings and characters they happen upon, all with that irreverent (but no longer racist) flare that the old cartoons enjoyed. And oh... the puns.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a f**king treasure trove of some of the most amazingly bad puns in recent cinema. This effort alone will leave you in awe.
The film does unravel in its final act, bringing the science-fiction of time travel a little too close to the forefront and dropping the ball on a good deal of its emotional groundwork. What seemed to be substantial building blocks do not pay off in the way we might, as scholars of animated family cinema, have anticipated, leaving the movie with an unfinished feeling.
But all in all, it's a bright, compassionate, reasonably educational, and occasionally funny if not altogether worthy tribute to an old favorite. And since we don't have our own WABAC machine to return to a time of regularly scheduled Peabody and Sherman cartoons, this will do okay for now.
If nothing else, it's worth your time for the puns.
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Actor Liam Neeson is set to make a cameo in the upcoming Entourage movie. The Taken action man was snapped shooting in a car side-by-side with Jeremy Piven in a red Ferrari in Hollywood on Tuesday (25Feb14), when the pair was filmed exchanging words in a tense scene. Piven is reprising his role as obnoxious talent agent Ari Gold in the big screen adaptation of the hit TV series.
The glass home featured in Matthew Broderick's 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off has finally been sold after four years on the market. The Chicago, Illinois pad, which famously had a window smashed in the Ferrari car crash scene in John Hughes' coming-of-age comedy, originally went up for sale in 2009 for $2.3 million (£1.44 million), but the price had to be slashed twice before it was snapped up at $1.25 million (£781,250).
Formula One racing legend Michael Schumacher has been hit with another health crisis as he lays in a coma in a French hospital, as he has reportedly contracted pneumonia. The 45-year-old German was hosptalised on 29 December (13) following a skiing accident in the French Alps.
Doctors have been treating him in Grenoble.
The latest news alert comes just days after false reports about the driver's death circulated online.
Little is known about the former Ferrari superstar's condition and recovery efforts as both Schumacher's family and his publicists are refusing to comment on ongoing speculation.
Motor racing legend Michael Schumacher is showing signs of improvement after gradually waking from a medically-induced coma, according to European reports. Sources claim the seven-time Formula One world champion is responding "positively" to medical treatment at Grenoble Hospital in France.
The German sports star been in an artificial coma since a skiing accident in the French Alps on 29 December (13).
Meanwhile, bosses at Mercedes - the team Schumacher drives for - have announced their new cars will display messages of support for the superstar as he continues to fight for his life.
And a group of mechanics, pit bosses and drivers for Ferrari, Schumacher's former team, opened the 2014 racing season ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix by gathering for a group photo holding a sign that read #ForzaMichael.
A one-off Ferrari sports car once driven by Michael Jackson is set to go under the hammer in Scottsdale, Arizona. The black convertible Testarossa was specially built in 1986 and was used by the King of Pop for a 1987 Pepsi commercial. The vehicle will be sold off at auction this week (begs13Jan14).
Michael Schumacher's fans marked the sportsman's 45th birthday on Friday (03Jan14) by organising a special silent vigil outside the hospital in France where he remains in a coma. The retired racing driver has been in a medically-induced coma since he fell and hit his head in a skiing accident on Sunday (29Dec13). He has undergone two operations since he was admitted to The Grenoble University Hospital Center, and remained unconscious as he turned 45 on Friday.
Members of his former team Ferrari's fanclub showed their support for the star by putting together a special event on his birthday, gathering from all over Europe to converge outside the hospital wearing red, the team's signature colour.
A message posted on the Scuderia Ferrari Club's official Facebook.com page before the event reads, "In these difficult days and on the occasion of his birthday the Scuderia Ferrari Clubs want to show their support for Michael Schumacher, organising tomorrow a silent and respectful event all in red at the Grenoble University Hospital Center."
Pictures taken outside the hospital on Friday show fans wearing Ferrari-branded outfits gathered outside the hospital.
The vigil comes shortly after Schumacher's family released a statement thanking fans for their support and well wishes.
The statement, posted on the star's official website, reads, "Following Michael's skiing accident, we would like to thank the people from all around the world who have expressed their sympathy and sent their best wishes for his recovery. They are giving us great support.
"We all know he is a fighter and will not give up. Thank you."
Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is to remain in an artificially-induced coma as doctors fight to save his life following a skiing accident. The retired racing driver fell and hit his head during a family skiing trip in Meribel, France on Sunday (29Dec13) and he is currently in a critical condition at The Grenoble University Hospital Center.
Schumacher's doctors addressed the media on Monday morning (30Dec13) to give an update on the sportsman's condition, revealing the accident was "particularly serious" and he suffered bruising to the brain, a blood clot and significant swelling.
Professor Jean-Francois Payen explained that Schumacher underwent an operation to treat the clot and relive pressure, and he will now remain in an artificially-induced coma.
Payen said, "This accident was particularly serious... he was operated on immediately after a brain scan. For the moment we are not able to express ourselves as to Michael Schumacher's future. He has been induced into an artificial coma... he is having treatment to limit cerebral haematoma... The situation is considered to be critical... we are working hour by hour. His condition is considered to be extremely serious... It's far too early to be able to say anything as far as prognosis is concerned...The family is at his bedside."
Payen also dismissed media reports suggesting Schumacher underwent a second operation since his admission to the hospital, and insisted the helmet he was wearing saved his life.
A number of stars from the world of sport have since taken to Twitter.com to express their shock following the accident, including Schumacher's former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa, fellow Formula 1 ace Jenson Button, racing driver Dario Franchitti, boxer Joe Calzaghe, and British soccer stars Gary Lineker and Michael Owen.