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Blu-ray Review: 'Lawless'

November 29th, 2012 11:00am EST
Lawless
Guns, gals and bootlegging – and not necessarily in that order. We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray flick "Lawless" out now from The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. The review guns get drawn below!

Title: "Lawless"

Grade: 3

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska

Director: John Hillcoat

Rating: R

Runtime: 116 minutes

Release Company: The Weinstein Company / Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: "Lawless" is a film that wants to be so much more then it appears, but unfortunately what you see is what you...
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Cate Blanchett And Mia Wasikowska To Make Directorial Debuts

March 23rd, 2012 8:40am EDT
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Actresses Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska are making their directorial debuts by shooting shorts for a film adaptation of Australian author Tim Winton's "The Turning".

The two stars are among a total of 17 directors who will help bring the collection of short stories to life on the big screen. Producer Robert Connolly will be responsible for pulling the films together for an omnibus feature, about a series of characters whose lives are somehow intertwined, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The news will come as a surprise for fans of Blanchett - the Oscar winner recently admitted she...
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Check Out 'Restless' On DVD & Blu-ray

January 26th, 2012 6:32am EST
Restless
In "Restless" eccentric funeral crasher Enoch (Henry Hopper) finds his ideal soul mate in beautiful but mysterious Annabelle (Mia Wasikowska), who claims to work in a hospital but harbors a sensitive secret.

Later, after Enoch opens up to Annabelle about his only friend, an outspoken ghost named Hiroshi, their fledgling romance is put to the ultimate test.

Daring, childlike, and distinctly rare - these two bravely face what life has in store for them. Fighting pain, anger and loss with youth, playfulness and originality, these two misfits turn the tables on life and play by their own ...
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George Clooney, Brad Pitt, And Gary Oldman Dress Up As Infamous Villains For Photo Shoot

December 13th, 2011 3:00pm EST
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George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Rooney Mara have shed their clean-cut images to channel creepy and villainous characters from Hollywood history for a magazine photoshoot.

The Up in the Air star has taken on the unpleasant role of tyrant Captain Bligh from Mutiny on the Bounty, while Pitt has opted to do his best impression of horror film actor Peter Lorre and portray Eraserhead's Henry Spencer for this week's issue of The New York Times Magazine.

Clooney says, "I picked Captain Bligh because I liked his hat. Bad guys don't think they're bad guys. In film, the best evil perfor...
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Interview/Review: Director Gus Van Sant on 'Restless', 'Paranoid Park' And The Van Sant Staple

September 16th, 2011 2:35pm EDT
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Director Gus Van Sant is a lot like his new film "Restless" – smart, guarded and to the point. Being a longtime fan of his unusually off beat and quirky work, it was more than a thrill meeting the man notorious for such flicks as "Drugstore Cowboy," "My Own Private Idaho," "Milk" and "To Die For." And an eccentric Van Sant you might expect as the helmer of such atypical fare is exactly the person whom I met face-to-face recently one fateful afternoon. A sort of indie hipster with a palpably thick layer of caution (his disbelief when I stated that his underrated 2007 masterwork "Paranoid ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Drive,' 'I Don't Know How She Does It,' & More

September 12th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Drive
Faithful readers, I apologize that we didn’t have a Trailer Talk column last week. I just moved into a wonderful new apartment and got pretty wrapped up in the packing/unpacking process. Now that I’m settled though, we’re back to business as usual.

I watched Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” last week, which I really enjoyed. It’s an infectious whodunit with fantastic casting, eerie electronic music that effectively builds tension, and solid character development. My Grade: A

Arriving in theaters this week are the Ryan Gosling crime thriller “Drive,” the Sarah Jessica Parker dramedy “...
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Wasikowska And Fassbender Give Nuanced Performances In 'Jane Eyre'

March 11th, 2011 4:55pm EST
Jane Eyre
If you go to IMDB and search “Jane Eyre” you will find upwards of 20 results to your query. The Charlotte Brontë romance novel has been adapted a staggering number of times on both the big screen and the small screen. Though what’s even more astounding, is that Cary Fukunaga, the director of 2011’s “Jane Eyre,” thinks we’ll see yet another version in a couple of years.

Why would the entertainment industry continue to redo this story? To rationalize it, Fukunaga compares “Jane Eyre” to Shakespeare, “It’s the same question of why we do anything again with movies and plays. Shakespeare i...
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Q&A: Cary Fukunaga And Mia Wasikowska Dish On 'Jane Eyre,' Working With Judi Dench, And More

March 10th, 2011 2:40pm EST
Cary Fukunaga
You may remember director Cary Fukunaga’s 2009 hit Sundance film “Sin Nombre,” for its vivid depiction of class struggles in Central America, but even if you don’t recall it, you most likely know actress Mia Wasikowska, who has starred in movies like Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and the 2010 Best Picture Nominee “The Kids Are All Right.”

Fukunaga’s latest project “Jane Eyre,” is yet another adaptation of the classic Charlotte Bronte novel by the same name, about a shy governess (Mia Wasikowska) who falls in love with her employer, a charming man (Michael Fassbender) with secrets. W...
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Colin Firth Lands 'Stoker' Role

March 9th, 2011 2:45pm EST
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British actor Colin Firth is set to sink his teeth into a vampire role in his first film since winning an Oscar last month.

The star has signed on to play a bloodsucker in the movie Stoker, alongside Nicole Kidman and Alice in Wonderland actress Mia Wasikowska, according to Britain's The Daily Mail.

The new role is remarkably different from the actor's most recent performance in The King's Speech, in which he played stuttering royal King George VI.

Screenwriter Wentworth Miller reveals the title of the movie is a nod to Bram Stoker's film Dracula.

He says, "It's got a lot of element...
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Review: 'Jane Erye' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Gets The Romance With This Classic Remake (Video)

March 8th, 2011 1:33pm EST
Jane Eyre
'Jane Eyre' is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) and stars the wonderful Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and the very sexy Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Bastards)

In case you haven't read Charlotte Bronte's classic novel or seen the 18 other film versions of 'Jane Eyre', this is the story of an orphan girl named Jane Eyre (Ms Wasikowska) who is left in the custody of a very rich and very mean woman, Mrs. Reed (Sally Hawkins) Mrs. Reed sends Jane away to a super horrible boarding school where she is subject to very harsh treatment and extremely meger living conditions. But...
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Who Is Mia Wasikowska? (Photos)

December 22nd, 2010 11:00am EST
Mia Wasikowska
Forbes magazine has named newcomer Mia Wasikowska the highest grossing actress in Hollywood. Not familiar with her? She starred in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," the second-highest-earning movie this year, with $1.03 billion at the box office.

Wasikowska also starred in "The Kids Are All Right," which made $29 million at the global box office. She will appear in the upcoming film "Jane Eyre."

The Australian actress broke through to international acclaim with her role as self-defeating Olympic-hopeful gymnast Sophie on the HBO series drama "In Treatment" in 2008.

She appeared in the...
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Hot Freckled Legs: Julianne Moore In Rome

November 2nd, 2010 8:00pm EDT
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore is one redhead who's got it all - fame, fortune, and freckles!

The actress appeared at the 5th Annual Rome International Film Festival for "The Kids Are All Right" photocall looking sexy in red.

In her film, Julianne plays a committed lesbian parent of two teenage children, who is about to send her daughter, Joni (Mia Wasikowska), off to college when her younger brother, Laser (Josh Hutcherson), asks for her help in tracking down his biological father.

Reluctantly inquiring with the sperm bank, Joni leaves her number so the office can pass it along to Laser's father. Enth...
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Mark Ruffalo's Dream Teen Job? Sperm Donor

July 3rd, 2010 9:21am EDT
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Mark Ruffalo, who plays a sperm donor in new movie "The Kids Are All Right," contemplated donating sperm when he was a teenager.

He explained, "I would have had a lot more pocket money back then. That would have been a first job I could have excelled at!"

In his new film, the son of a same-sex couple seeks out the sperm donor (Ruffalo) who made his birth possible. The committed parents of two teenage children, Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore), are about to send their daughter, Joni (Mia Wasikowska), off to college when her younger brother, Laser (Josh Hutcherson), asks for...
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Check Out 'Alice In Wonderland' On Blu-ray & DVD June 1

May 29th, 2010 7:18am EDT
Alice In Wonderland
Director Tim Burton delivers a visually dazzling take on the classic Lewis Carroll tale in "Alice In Wonderland."

Nineteen-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is attending party at a lavish country estate when she sees a white rabbit with a pocket watch dart into the bushes. Curious, she follows the rabbit to an enormous tree, and tumbles down a hole that takes her to Underland, a strange world inhabited by anthropomorphic creatures in search of someone to save them from the dreaded Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), who has assumed control of the kingdom by decapitating anyone who dares disag...
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Q&A With 'Alice In Wonderland's' Tim Burton

May 24th, 2010 12:10pm EDT
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No one is more “curioser and curioser” than goth cinematic artist Tim Burton. The 51-year director resembles many of his strangely wonderful, yet tragic characters. Born in sunny Burbank, California, Burton, who idolized monsters and grim poet Edgar Allan Poe, often hides behind a camera or oversized indigo-hued glasses. Whether surrounded by hungry paparrazzi in Los Angeles or strolling with his wife Helena Bonham Carter near their home in the UK, he’s often hunched over with wide eyes staring back. Burton, always decked in coal black garments with a crow’s nest resting on his head...
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Walt Disney Studios Is Asking You To 'Show Us Your Best Futterwacken!'

May 7th, 2010 7:04am EDT
Alice in Wonderland
In celebration of Frabjous Day and the upcoming Blu-ray™ & DVD release of Alice In Wonderland on June 1, Walt Disney Studios is asking America to “Show Us Your Best Futterwacken!”

For those who haven’t seen the film, this is the crazy, awesome dance performed by The Mad Hatter. In the world of Alice’s Wonderland, the Futterwacken is a dance of unbridled joy.

The contest challenges ALICE fans to submit their best interpretation of the Futterwacken dance to www.Disney.com/Alicedance and add their own original twists, turns and dance moves. So start gathering your muchness and go co...
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Movies To Watch In Early 2010

December 17th, 2009 10:00am EST
Shutter Island
2009 is starting to wrap up with a few big blockbusters left for the Christmas season, but now it is time to look forward into 2010 to see what's coming up. The early months of a year may usually be quiet for movie goers, but there are some great new films releasing in January, February, and March. Take a look at the films you'll be wanting to buy tickets for in early 2010!

January (in order of release date)

"Daybreakers," rated R, is being released January 8th and stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill. This movie is taking advantage of the current vampire popularity, but thi...
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