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Don't look for Dylan Penn to get naked again for the cameras anytime soon. Robin Wright and Sean Penn's model-actress daughter admits her parents weren't exactly thrilled with her racy photo spread in Taste magazine in April. "They were a bit surprised because I didn't warn them," Dylan says in the new issue of Italian Vanity Fair. "And my dad said, 'Ok, you reached the limit. You better not go any further.' I learned my lesson." She also said, "[T]o be honest, if I could go back, I would not have taken that much clothing off. I was a little naïve." Being the daughter of Hollywood icons certainly has its perks, "When I was 8 we went for two »
Paris– Chicago-based Music Box Films and U.K.’s Soda Pictures have acquired Anne Fontaine’s “Gemma Bovery,” a romantic comedy toplining British rising star Gemma Arterton, on the heels of its Special Presentation premiere at Toronto.
Sold and co-produced by Gaumont, “Gemma” was warmly received at Toronto where it steered a standing ovation and proved one of the fest’s arthouse crossover highlights. A satirical take on Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel “Madame Bovary,” “Gemma” also sparked two offers from Australian buyers.
“Gemma” stars Arterton as a passionate young British woman who moves with her husband to a small Norman town where she meets a quirky French baker, played by popular Gallic thesp Fabrice Luchini.
- Elsa Keslassy
Halle gets extensions.
Is Halle Berry saying goodbye to her signature short 'do?
Judging by this new photo of the Extant star, 48, she is at least for a little while!
Casually clad in ripped jeans, a halter top and flip-flops, Halle was snapped rocking long extensions in Hollywood while visiting Miele International -- a designer store for appliances and furniture -- on Monday.
She completed the look with a stylish gray-and-blue fedora and a nude snakeskin purse.
Photos: Halle Berry's 7 Best Films
"I love short hair -- that’s me, that’s who I am. I just feel confident and feel like my best self when I have short hair," Halle told Elle in 2012 about her confident hairstyle through the years.
Though she's never been opposed to changing it up a little!
"But it’s fun to change sometimes. I get a little bored and, as a woman, I want to change my shoes, my outfit »
In fact, Robin's short, sassy 'do is all the rage with several stars rocking the current pixie trend.
"It's so liberating seeing these strong beautiful women who don't need to hide behind their hair," says celebrity colorist Kyle White, Robin's go-to guy, who is known as "The Root Whisperer."
"Until now there's always been this false notion that short hair can't be feminine or sexy and I love that women like ...
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. Cary Elwes was inspired to »
- Pietro Filipponi
James Gandolfini‘s final film opens this weekend. Written by Dennis Lehane, The Drop, is a crime drama starring Tom Hardy and multiple pitbulls, and has been getting strong reviews after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. After the actor’s sudden death in 2013 we’ve spent the past year celebrating the abundance of memorable film and television roles he left us with — many of which you can watch by simply logging into your Netflix account.
Below are eight films you can stream from the comfort of your home, office, or park bench (bearing said park has WiFi) this weekend. And why not? The weather’s probably going to be crummy anyway.
Not Fade Away (2012)
Written and directed by Sopranos creator David Chase, Gandolfini plays the conservative New Jersey father to a creatively driven son who’s discovering rock and roll during the ’60s. (This one gets extra points for its killer soundtrack. »
- Emily Exton
Each and every single awards season, there are tons of both newcomers and veterans to the Oscar game. Tomorrow I’ll be taking a bit of a look at those seeking their first nominations from the Academy, but today I’m going to be going ahead and listing some of the major players who’ve already been nominated before, and in some cases are already winners. It’s leading up to me re-ranking the contenders in the major categories next week, but right now it’s just going to be a preview of which old hands to the Oscar ranch are saddling up for another ride on the awards season pony. In the Best Actor race, the highest profile former nominee is Joaquin Phoenix, who will look for his first win this year with Inherent Vice. He represents the most likely non first time nominee who could win the Oscar in this category, »
- Joey Magidson
Director: Anton Corbijn.
Running Time: 122 minutes.
Synopsis: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.
Adapted from the John le Carré best seller, A Most Wanted Man is the latest film from Anton Corbijn, a filmmaker who cut his teeth on Nineties music videos and delivered the intelligently-crafted monochromatic Control, an exploration into the life of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. His latest boasts an eclectic cast who flit about the espionage-inflected backdrop to which they are set; when shady Chechen Muslim Issa Karpov illegally immigrates to Germany, he is ensnared in a post-9/11 covert spy unit led by its grizzled chief Günther Bachmann.
Unlike the novel, it is this character – played by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman – who leads us through procedures, his heavy-breathing spymaster who rattles »
- Jacob Stolworthy
One of the more intriguing films to open in a limited run this month has got to be Ari Folman’s The Congress. It stars Robin Wright as a version of herself, agreeing to sell her image to major studio Miramount (hehe) and undergo digitization to preserve her image for future productions. The film has already prompted a split in critical opinion, but it looks like a provocative story about more than just the possession of a star’s image.
In a new featurette from The Congress (courtesy of The Playlist), Wright discusses the issues of digitization, motion capture, and the relationship of a star to her own digital likeness. She also touches on what the future of acting might entail, as well as the continued importance of an actor even in the age of CGI. The interview plays over images and scenes from the film, which provides an interesting supplement to Wright’s words. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Festival season aside, we're in the late-August/early-September doldrums, with disappointingly little to see in theaters for the next few weeks. Or maybe just in mainstream theaters, anyway: if you look a little closer, you can find some arthouse gems. One such film is Ari Folman's "The Congress," which opened a week or so back and will hit more screens as the month goes on. The Israeli director's follow-up to his much-acclaimed "Waltz With Bashir," the film is a trippy hybrid of live-action and animation that sees an astonishing performance from Robin Wright playing a version of herself, an aging movie star who sells the rights to her image to studio Miramount in order to care for her son. It's bold, heady, colorful, unlike anything you've ever seen, and you can have a proper look at the film with an exclusive featurette that Drafthouse have given us. Featuring a »
- Oliver Lyttelton
A Most Wanted Man, 2014.
Directed by Anton Corbijn.
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.
Sodden, dishevelled and alone a young man (Grigoriy Dobrygin) pulls himself from the River Elbe. In the grey dawn of a Hamburg morning Gunther Bachmann (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) sits across from his colleague Irna Frey (Nina Hoss). A cramped office divided neatly down the centre, piles of papers, reminders pinned across the walls and a comfortable silence between them.
Soon CCTV footage featuring this very same young man (Grigoriy Dobrygin) in conversation will cause a domino effect. Bachmann (Seymour Hoffman) and his team will become embroiled with CIA operative Martha Sullivan (Robin Wright), banker Tommy Brue (Willem Dafoe) and human rights lawyer Anna Richter (Rachel McAdams »
- Gary Collinson
Director: Anton Corbijn; Screenwriter: Andrew Bovell; Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Daniel Brühl; Running time: 122 mins; Certificate: 15
Philip Seymour Hoffman's still has two more appearances in The Hunger Games finale Mockingjay before he's gone from our screens forever, but his last starring role is this John le Carré adaptation about a German intelligence agent tracking a Chechen illegal immigrant in the port city of Hamburg.
Hoffman's Günther Bachmann is a man operating in the shadows and, like George Smiley (played superbly by Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), he can be low-key to the point of anonymity. Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin) is the refugee who arrives through the city docks and into the crosshairs of Bachmann, who believes he could be a terror threat.
Of course, this being a le Carré yarn, the web of intrigue spins out far and wide, »
Gaumont has pre-sold the film, a playful twist on Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel “Madame Bovary,” to Germany (Prokino), Benelux (Victory), Italy (Officine Ubu), Brazil (Mares Filmes), Scandinavia (Atlantic), Canada (Metropole), Middle East (Four Star), Cis (Exponenta), Greece (Odeon), Switzerland (Pathe) and South Korea (Sejong).
Arterton stars as a passionate young British woman who moves with her husband to a provincial Norman town where she meets a quirky, yet charming French baker.
Arterton plays opposite French star Fabrice Luchini, one of Gaul’s rare bankable actors.
“Gemma” was penned by Fontaine and Pascal Bonitzer, based on a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, the author of “Tamara Drewe,” which was adapted to the bigscreen by Stephen Frears and also toplined Arterton. Pic was produced »
- Elsa Keslassy
As the Toronto International Film Festival gets underway with North American and World debuts of films that will hit Awards Season and beyond,a good number of seasoned films that have traveled the festival circuit are finally making their way into the Specialty Box Office. Drafthouse Films will open Cannes ’13 title The Congress starring Robin Wright and Harvey Keitel in a dozen locations this weekend, while SXSW’s Juliette Lewis starrer Kelly & Cal will open exclusively in NYC. Sundance’s Last Days In Vietnam will have a theatrical run before heading to PBS next fall and the Guadalajara Film Festival’s Frontera is taking advantage of a timely topic in the U.S. Venice financed its 2013 premiere Memphis, opening exclusively this weekend in NYC. And China Lion hopes to take a successful template for romantic dramas and apply that to But Always.
Director-writer: Ari Folman
Writer: Stanislaw Lem (novel)
Cast: Robin Wright, »
- Brian Brooks
Twenty years ago, Tom Hanks inspired movie audiences around the world to reflect on the parallels between life and chocolate in the Oscar-winning Forrest Gump. In honor of its anniversary, the film is screening in IMAX theaters for one week, starting Sept. 5. For Gump superfans out there, it's a chance to relive some movie magic - just think how intense that floating feather will look on an IMAX screen! To some observers, since its 1994 theatrical run, Forrest Gump has permeated pop culture, leaving a legacy that has inspired further creative efforts and manages to still make news today. 1. Tom Hanks »
- Drew Mackie
Robert Pattinson, who has slowly been carving out a new career path in Hollywood following the Twilight phenomenon, is now rumored to be moving on in his love life with British singer Fka Twigs.
Who Is Fka Twigs?
Fka Twigs – whose real name is Tahliah Barnet – and Pattinson have been spotted out and about together numerous times recently, sparking speculation that the two have started a romantic relationship. While some reports claim that the two are the real deal, others claim that they’re good friends who might be considering dating.
Born and raised in England, the half-Jamaican, half-Spanish singer released her debut album LP1 last month. Thus far, the album, who took roughly two years for Fka Twigs to put together, has received rave reviews from music critics.
Prior to breaking out as a singer and completing her album, Fka Twigs had spent considerable time in the music world as a dancer. »
Has Robert Pattinson finally found a new girlfriend? The actor was spotted hanging out with English singer Fka Twigs in NYC last week, and now Us Weekly reports that the pair is dating. According to a source, Fka Twigs (whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett) thinks that Rob is "unbelievably handsome," but the pair aren't exactly going steady just yet: "It's early on, but they're having fun." The two share at least one thing in common, as Rob is known for his love of music, and he even performed a few songs for the Twilight soundtracks. Before hooking up with Fka Twigs, Rob had previously been linked to Sean Penn and Robin Wright's daughter, Dylan Penn. Of course, his most famous past relationship would have to be his long romance with Twilight costar Kristen Stewart. The pair officially called it quits in May 2013, although there are still fans »
A Most Wanted Man, 2014.
Directed by Anton Corbijn.
A Chechen Muslim’s illegal immigration to Hamburg catches the attention of both the German and American intelligence services.
As Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final completed film, all the things I knew about A Most Wanted Man seemed like it would give him the tools for another great performance. In Günther Bachmann, a brilliant but tortured German spy, Hoffman completely owns every moment he is on screen. Günther’s energy to get the end result he wants drives the plot forward, contrasting with his quieter, drunker moments showing us both sides a man as complex and misunderstood as the actor himself.
- Gary Collinson
After The Princess Bride made Robin Wright a star, she shocked Hollywood by saying no. No to The Firm and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. No to Jurassic Park, Dirty Dancing, Born on the Fourth of July, and Batman Forever. She even said no to the cover of Vanity Fair.
It's startling, then, that she's said yes to Ari Folman's (Waltz With Bashir) The Congress, an overeaching, half-animated, sci-fi cartoon that keeps a foot in reality long enough to accuse her — yes, Robin Wright herself — of sabotaging her career. Robin Wright plays Robin Wright, an actress and single mother of two, who could have been this generation's Grace Kelly if she hadn't made all the wrong moves. Wright hasn't headlined »
Amir is here with your second review of the weekend...
The Congress, Ari Folman’s follow-up to his brilliant debut feature, the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir, starts rather normally. The opening shot is a staggeringly beautiful close-up of a tearful Robin Wright (playing an imaginary version of herself) as her agent Al’s (Harvey Keitel) voiceover informs us that her career is in tatters. Robin has hit the film industry’s glass ceiling age of 45 and with an already troubled reputation as a difficult actress to work with, her options are quickly dwindling. Al is trying to convince her to sell her digital image rights to the Miramount studio headed by Jeff (a remarkably greasy Danny Houston). This would mean that the studio will use her scanned image to create characters in future films in exchange for a fat paycheque and her right to ever act again.
Everything about this opening setup is promising, »
- Amir S.
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