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‘Red Sparrow’ Featurettes, Clips and TV Spots Tease The Spy-Thriller

20th Century Fox has released a boatload of new featurettes, clips, and TV spots for ‘Red Sparrow‘, starring Jennifer Lawrence. The film reunites Lawrence with ‘Hunger Games‘ director Francis Lawrence for a cold war spy-thriller that looks rather intriguing. Many have jokingly referred to the film as the unofficial Black Widow spinoff, due to it’s similarities with that character’s origin. Although the film is still a few weeks away from hitting theaters across the country, the film has already screened for critics, and the response has been…divisive to say the least.

The movie looks fine to me, I could really take it or leave it at this point, but the one thing I’m still kind of hung up on, however, is Lawrence’s awful accent in all of the material we’ve seen so far. Either way, all of these featurettes, clips, and TV spots do
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"Red Sparrow"

Sneak Peek the new action 'spy thriller' "Red Sparrow", directed by Francis Lawrence, based on the book by author James Matthews, starring Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games"), Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling ("Zardoz") , Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons, opening March 2, 2018:

"...a Russian spy (Jennifer Lawrence) falls for a 'CIA' officer (Joel Edgerton)...

"...and considers becoming a double agent..."

Cast also includes Ciaran Hinds, Bill Camp, Sakina Jaffrey, Joely Richardson, Thekla Reuten, Douglas Hodge, Sasha Frolova and Kristof Konrad.

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Second Opinion – Red Sparrow (2018)

Red Sparrow, 2018.

Directed by Francis Lawrence.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Ciarán Hinds, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, and Joely Richardson.

Synopsis:

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School,’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Francis Lawrence’s Red Sparrow is being marketed as some Kgb Kingsman flick with Atomic Blonde undertones – or, even better, a snipe on Marvel’s Black Widow plans – but this Jason Matthews adaptation is none of the above (quite assertively). Maybe something between Hitchcock and Verhoeven, but never as deceptive or shocking. Expect sparse action inserts, glum psychological abuse and vastly more beatings for Jennifer Lawrence than mother! exploited. There’s something about gender manipulation to be said here, it’s just frozen under thick Soviet
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Movie Review – Red Sparrow (2018)

Red Sparrow, 2018.

Directed by Francis Lawrence.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Ciarán Hinds, Bill Camp, Joely Richardson, Kristof Konrad, Douglas Hodge, Sergei Polunin, Sakina Jaffrey, Nicole O’Neill, David Z. Miller, Makar Zaporozhskiy, Sasha Frolova, Joel de la Fuente, Thekla Reuten, Sergej Onopko, and Jeremy Irons

Synopsis:

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Red Sparrow backs the ideology that all humans are a puzzle piece and that once one comes to understand what an individual is missing, a significant other can fill that void and make them whole, attaining full control in the process. In other words, this game of espionage involving Russians and American is more fascinatingly about the psychological
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Film Review: Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Red Sparrow’

Film Review: Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Red Sparrow’
In pumped-up espionage potboilers like “Salt” or “Atomic Blonde,” Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron have gone through the motions of imitating male action stars at their most kick-ass grandiose. They’re slickly “empowered” women, yet it’s hard to distinguish that power from the thriller-video decadence of 21st-century action filmmaking.

In the elegantly tense and absorbing “Red Sparrow,” on the other hand, Jennifer Lawrence portrays a Russian spy who’s a cunningly desperate human being — or, at least, enough of one that each scene rotates around the choices she makes, the way she appraises and seizes the destiny of the moment, playing a spy as someone who acts out a role, but does so by acting as little as possible. Lawrence, in this movie, shows you what true screen stardom is all about. She cues each scene to a different mood, leaving the audience in a dangling state of discovery. We’re on her side,
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Arri Media Boards Henry James Adaptation ‘The Aspern Papers’

Arri Media Boards Henry James Adaptation ‘The Aspern Papers’
Arri Media International has boarded Henry James adaptation “The Aspern Papers” for international sales. The Munich-based sales company has also released a first-look image from the film, which is in post-production.

The period drama, based on a novella by the celebrated U.S. author, stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Joely Richardson (pictured in the first-look image) alongside Richardson’s mother, Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave. It marks the feature debut of French director Julien Landais, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jean Pavans and Hannah Bhuiya.

Arri will present the film to international buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin, offering a first look at the trailer.

Set in Venice in the late 19th century, “The Aspern Papers” tells the story of an ambitious editor (Meyers), who is obsessed by the romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern and his short and wildly romantic life. Travelling from the U.S. to Venice, he is determined to get his hands on the
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More "Red Sparrow"

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Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images from the upcoming action 'spy thriller' "Red Sparrow", directed by Francis Lawrence, based on the book by author James Matthews, starring Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games"), Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling ("Zardoz") , Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons, opening March 2, 2018:

"...a Russian spy (Jennifer Lawrence) falls for a 'CIA' officer (Joel Edgerton)...

"...and considers becoming a double agent..."

Cast also includes Ciaran Hinds, Bill Camp, Sakina Jaffrey, Joely Richardson, Thekla Reuten, Douglas Hodge, Sasha Frolova and Kristof Konrad.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Red Sparrow"...
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Jennifer Lawrence Is a Deadly Spy in New ‘Red Sparrow’ Trailer

Jennifer Lawrence Is a Deadly Spy in New ‘Red Sparrow’ Trailer
Murder abounds in Fox’s new trailer for “Red Sparrow,” starring Jennifer Lawrence as an icy spy.

The studio released the trailer on Monday following a TV spot that aired during the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Lawrence portrays a former Russian ballerina forced into a Russian intelligence program in order to get her mother medical care.

“They gave me a choice: die or become a Sparrow,” her character explains.

The trailer shows footage of her training with multiple young women as Charlotte Rampling’s character asserts, “From this day forward, you will become Sparrows. … You are weapons in a global struggle for power.”

That’s followed by her committing multiple murders in several disguises. She also begins a relationship with a CIA agent played by Joel Edgerton, who tries to convince her to become a double agent. “You belong to them. They’ll never let you go,” he warns her. “I’ll find a way,
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Jennifer Lawrence: "Red Sparrow"

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Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the upcoming action 'spy thriller' "Red Sparrow", directed by Francis Lawrence, based on the book by author James Matthews, starring Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games"), Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling ("Zardoz") , Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons, opening March 2, 2018:

"...a Russian spy (Jennifer Lawrence) falls for a 'CIA' officer (Joel Edgerton)...

"...and considers becoming a double agent..."

Cast also includes Ciaran Hinds, Bill Camp, Sakina Jaffrey, Joely Richardson, Thekla Reuten, Douglas Hodge, Sasha Frolova and Kristof Konrad.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Red Sparrow"...
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Jennifer Lawrence Reports for Duty in Latest Look at Red Sparrow

20th Century Fox has released a new photo for the upcoming thriller Red Sparrow, featuring Jennifer Lawrence as Dominika Egorova, alongside several of her other "Sparrow School" recruits, including Sasha Frolova's Anya. It's possible that this new photo could be an indication that a Red Sparrow trailer will be coming soon, since it's been several months since the first trailer debuted back in September. It still hasn't been confirmed when this new trailer will arrive though, but this thriller could be shaping up to be one of next year's dark horse hits.

Earlier this month, Jennifer Lawrence was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, with the actress revealing that she was "afraid to be sexy" after the 2014 hack where the actress' nude photos were leaked onto the internet. Then, when Red Sparrow came along, which reunited the actress with director Francis Lawrence, who directed the actress in the final three Hunger Games movies,
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‘God’s Own Country’, ‘Lady Macbeth’ & ‘The Death of Stalin’ Take Top Prizes At BIFAs

God’s Own Country, Lady Macbeth and The Death of Stalin were the big winners of the 2017 British Independent Film Awards (Bifa) held at Old Billingsgate.

God’s Own Country won four BIFAs: Best British Independent Film. Josh O’Connor took home Best Actor and Francis Lee was named Best Debut Screenwriter, plus the previously announced Best Sound award.

Lady Macbeth added to its brace of awards announced earlier this month (Best Cinematography sponsored by Blackmagic Design and Best Costume Design) with trophies for Best Screenplay sponsored by BBC Films for Alice Birch, Best Actress sponsored by Mac for Florence Pugh and Most Promising Newcomer sponsored by The London Edition for Naomie Ackie.

Simon Russell Beale was named Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Death of Stalin, which had previously been awarded Best Production Design, Best Make Up & Hair Design and Best Casting.

I Am Not a Witch
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‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards

‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards
God’s Own Country” was the big winner at the British Indepdendent Film Awards on Sunday, winning best British independent film, best actor for Josh O’Connor, and best debut screenwiter for Francis Lee, who also directed the England-set gay romance.

Lady Macbeth” was another multiple prize-winner, taking home the awards for best screenplay for Alice Birch, best actress for Florence Pugh, and most promising newcomer for Naomie Ackie. Armando Iannucci’s “Death of Stalin” picked up four awards, which were handed out Sunday evening at a starry awards ceremony in London.

The British independent movie industry turned out in force, although the snow that had blanketed parts of Britain overnight kept double award-winner Rungano Nyoni from attending and had Lee telling the crowd he needed digging out of his home in Yorkshire, northern England, to make the bash.

Host Mark Gatiss opened proceedings by announcing “it’s been another dreadful year for planet Earth,” adding that “January
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Jennifer Lawrence Is The "Red Sparrow"

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Sneak Peek footage from the upcoming action 'spy thriller' "Red Sparrow", directed by Francis Lawrence, based on the book by author James Matthews, starring Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games"), Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling ("Zardoz") , Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons, opening March 2, 2018:

"...a Russian spy (Jennifer Lawrence) falls for a 'CIA' officer (Joel Edgerton) and considers becoming a double agent..."

Cast also includes Ciaran Hinds, Bill Camp, Sakina Jaffrey, Joely Richardson, Thekla Reuten, Douglas Hodge, Sasha Frolova and Kristof Konrad.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Red Sparrow"...
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Prince William Sounds Off on Social Media Pressures: 'There Is a Sense of Being on Call 24/7'

Prince William Sounds Off on Social Media Pressures: 'There Is a Sense of Being on Call 24/7'
Prince William is echoing his brother Prince Harry‘s sentiments on the pressures of social media on kids and young adults.

The royal dad gave a passionate speech at a circus-themed gala Monday night, celebrating the partnership between The Children’s Trust, an organization that helps children with brain injuries, and one of his key charities, Skillforce.

“The pressure on young people these days is considerable — almost certainly more than even for my generation not so long ago,” he said.

“Children are tested more than ever before and are being prepared to enter a highly competitive work market,” he continued.
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10 Horror Movies That Went to Space

10 Horror Movies That Went to Space
"In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream!" But can they hear Jason smash computer generated teenagers zipped up in virtual sleeping bags into each other? Can they hear the Leprechaun turn on his green lightsaber? What about Pinhead? Hear him? Everybody loves critically acclaimed sci-fi/horror mash-up fare like Alien, a stone cold cinema classic. But let's not overlook those guilty pleasure slasher franchises, either. What else can we do with the Leprechaun? I know! Leprechaun in Space! Today, we look at 10 times horror movies went to space.

Alien (1979)

First and foremost we must acknowledge Alien, the 1979 sci-fi horror film directed by Ridley Scott. Dan O'Bannon was ready to throw in the towel after a grueling preproduction on a proposed Dune movie went nowhere. As a last ditch effort, he came up with a story called Star Beast, together with Ronald Shusett, who later returned for 2004's Alien vs. Predator.
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Jennifer Lawrence Is at Her Most Raw and Visceral in Red Sparrow

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There's a good chance you haven't heard much about Jennifer Lawrence's next starring role. That's because the upcoming film is still in production and is set for a 2018 release, and it only just released its first trailer. Called Red Sparrow, it's an adaptation of the novel that shares the same name. In short, it's about a Russian prima ballerina, Dominika, whose career ends after she shatters her ankle. With her life in pieces, she lashes out at those who hurt her and winds up in the most unexpected place: a training academy for Russian spies. It only gets wilder from there. This past Spring, I was able to view some exclusive footage of the film and to get further insight from director Francis Lawrence. I don't want to jump the gun, but this has the potential to be Lawrence's most captivating role to date. Yes, even after seeing everything she goes through in Mother!
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Jennifer Lawrence Is a Deadly Seductress in First ‘Red Sparrow’ Trailer (Watch)

Jennifer Lawrence Is a Deadly Seductress in First ‘Red Sparrow’ Trailer (Watch)
Jennifer Lawrence is a deadly seductress in Fox’s first teaser trailer for spy thriller “Red Sparrow.”

The footage, unveiled Thursday, shows her in a brunette wig and a low-cut red dress on a bed with a drink, followed by a man placing a mobile phone and money clip on the table and a disembodied male voice commanding her: “Take off your dress.”

There’s a shot of curtains swirling, then a quick shot of a man being strangled, followed by Lawrence walking down stairs — now as a blonde in a low-cut black dress. She’s then seen in a black swimsuit following a CIA spy played by Joel Edgerton at a pool and then again as a blonde with a short wig, somewhat resembling Charlize Theron’s look in “Atomic Blonde.”

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Jennifer Lawrence on Why ‘Mother!’ Is a Feminist Movie

A voiceover explains, “When I was in Moscow, I
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Jennifer Lawrence New Red Sparrow Trailer: Russia Is Bad Guy Again (See!)

Jennifer Lawrence plays a femme fatale Russian spy in a new trailer for the upcoming movie “Red Sparrow.” It’s okay to make Russia the bad guy again in Hollywood movies now that the Kremlin is under investigation for hacking the U.S. election to boost Donald Trump. The film also stars Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ciaran Hinds, Joely Richardson, Mary Louise Parker and Charlotte Rampling. ...Read More
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Watch an exclusive clip from Fallen

Ahead of its theatrical release this Friday, we’ve got an exclusive clip from Fallen, the feature adaptation of Lauren Kate’s #1 New York Times bestseller, which features a cast that includes Addison Timlin, Jeremy Irvine, Harrison Gilbertson, Hermione Corfield and Joely Richardson. Check it out here or watch it on our YouTube channel…

Luce is just an ordinary teen girl until a shocking accident sends her to a mysterious reform school for misfit and eclectic teenagers. There, she meets two students, Daniel and Cam. Torn between the instant electrifying connection she feels with Daniel and the attracting force of Cam, Luce is quickly pulled into a passionate love triangle. As she tries to piece together deeply fragmented memories, she is left with a feeling of undeniable longing for her one true love and the revelation of a love story that has been going on for centuries, will shatter the boundaries between heaven and earth.
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins cast of 'The Aspern Papers'

Arri Media to handle international sales on feature.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson in The Aspern Papers, an adaptation of Henry James’s novella of the same name.

Jon Kortajarena, Poppy Delevingne, Morgane Polanski, Alice Aufray and Barbara Meier have also joined the cast.

Set in Venice in 1885, Morton Vint (Rhys Meyers), a young writer and publisher fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern, strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress, Juliana Bordereau.

Now, decades later, Juliana lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece, whom she dominates and Morton tries to seduce.

Julien Landais is directing from an adaptation he wrote with Jean Pavans and Hannah Bhuiya. Production is currently underway in Venice, Italy.

Meyers won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in Elvis and has since starred in The Tudors, Dracula, and Vikings. His film credits
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