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Not even two dodgy sequels and 21 years passing can erase the magic of the very first time you watched Jurassic Park.
The Steven Spielberg dino adventure brought gasps from audiences - young and old - when it premiered around the world in 1993. Even today, a couple of seconds of that classic score can give you tingles and take you back to first time you saw The Park.
Like all great films, everything felt and looked like it slotted together perfectly. But that wasn't necessarily the case, as there were plenty of other big-name stars who so very nearly got the lead roles.
If it wasn't already greedy enough that Harrison Ford had landed himself awesome cool roles in two of the biggest movie franchises of all time - Star Wars and Indiana Jones - he could have almost have added a third dino-sized »
The two began dating in 2011 after they met on the set of Rampart and Foster popped the question in January 2014. The 48-year-old House of Cards star told the Telegraph in February that same year that that getting engaged to 34-year-old Foster wasn’t all that different than dating.
Watch: Robin Wright Can Dance!
"We felt married anyway,” Wright said. “We've been together ever since the first date."
The Golden Globe winner added that it wasn’t just the ring she had on her ring finger that represented her devotion to her now-ex.
“Ben has an ‘R’ tattoo in the same place,” she said, admitting that she actually has a ‘B’ tattoo on his ring finger as well. “I’ve been so anti-tattoos my whole life. But doing this felt right because we’re not »
We didn't see this one coming! Robin Wright and longtime beau Ben Foster have called off their engagement, according to Us. The actress and actor got engaged last Christmas and first started dating after meeting on the set of their 2011 flick "Rampart." So what changed? "She got swept up in the engagement last Christmas, but then their schedules got crazy and she realized it wasn't the right decision," an insider tells the mag, referring to Robin's decision to split. Wright and Foster have both been extremely busy working on various projects -- Wright's been filming in Baltimore for "House of Cards" and spends weekends with her children Dylan and Hopper Penn in Los Angeles, while Ben's been working in London on "A Streetcar Named Desire." But distance wasn't the only factor in their breakup, sources also suggest the couple's 14-year age difference also played a major part in the "Forrest Gump »
- tooFab Staff
Robin Wright is single again.
"She got swept up in the engagement last Christmas, but then their schedules got crazy and she realized it wasn't the right decision," a source told the mag.
Photos: Stars Who Split In 2014
Robin is 48 and Ben is 34, and the 14-year age difference reportedly became a challenge for the pair, who was engaged for 10 months.
"The gap just ended up being too much," a source close to the actress told ...
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
Robin Wright and fiancé Ben Foster have ended their engagement after 10 months, Us Weekly reports. The couple, who was last spotted together at the Golden Globes back in January, ultimately decided to call it quits due to scheduling conflicts. A source close to the House of Cards star said, "She got swept up in the engagement last Christmas, but then their schedules got crazy and she realized it wasn't the right decision," adding, "The [age] gap just ended up being too much. Ben was kind of immature. She couldn't deal with him anymore." Ben is 14 years Robin's junior and popped the question in January, just days before Robin took home the Golden Globe award for best TV actress. Robin and Ben reportedly started dating in early 2012 after filming the movie Rampart together. The relationship came two years after Robin's divorce from Sean Penn, with whom she shared 13 years of marriage and has two children, »
It's over! Robin Wright has called it quits with her fiancé of 10 months Ben Foster, multiple sources tell Us Weekly exclusively in this week's issue. "She got swept up in the engagement last Christmas, but then their schedules got crazy and she realized it wasn't the right decision," an insider tells Us of why the House of Cards actress, 48, called it quits with her beau. This past summer, the source adds, was the breaking point for the actress, who was juggling working on the Netflix hit [...] »
A smart, classy, slow-burn thriller made up of the stuff of authentic spy work and plenty of bitter irony about modern geopolitics. I’m “biast” (pro): love Philip Seymour Hoffman (and the rest of the fab cast)
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Oh. For some reason I thought this tale of weary intelligence officers was set in East Berlin in the 1970s. Maybe it was the profusion of cheap suits and the grimy colors of the trailer. Maybe it was the fact that it’s based on a John le Carré novel. (I always associate him with Cold War spies, but this book was published in 2008.) Anyway, though director Anton Corbijn’s (The American) production does feel — in a deliciously thrilling way — more like one of those slow-burn spy dramas set decades ago, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Had a film the caliber of A Most Wanted Man been made in the late '60s or early '70s, with a name such as Jean-Pierre Melville or Alan J. Pakula, directing it would already be a part of the Criterion Collection, celebrated for the last 40 years as a classic. Whether it will stand so tall 40 years from now is a mystery, but digging into a film of this nature in the midst of today's modern cinematic age is pure joy for cinema lovers, and it's the third film in a row from director Anton Corbijn (Control, The American) deserving of such lofty praise. Adapted from John le Carre's novel of the same name by screenwriter Andrew Bovell (Edge of Darkness), A Most Wanted Man is a slow burn, spy thriller examining a post 9/11 world wherein the idea of friend or foe is a blurry, political mess and the »
- Brad Brevet
After months of conjecture Netflix looks highly likely to launch in Australia and New Zealand in late March or early April.
That.s according to distributors who are negotiating film and TV content deals with the Us streaming giant.
The new season of House of Cards would be among the SVoD service.s first offerings Down Under, potentially a strong lure for subscribers.
However Netflix's Australian feed will bear little similarity to the domestic service, at least for the first year or so, because Foxtel owns the SVoD rights to most of the desirable shows. »
- Inside Film Correspondent
Jennifer Jason Leigh has secured the leading female role in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. The highly anticipated post Civil War western – that was almost ditched by Tarantino due to a script leak – will position Leigh in the role of a Wyoming prisoner Daisy Domergue. A role Michelle Williams, Hilary Swank, Robin Wright and Demi Moore were all said to be eyeing. Shackled and guarded during a cold wintry transport by the local sheriff, Domergue may secure freedom thanks to a storm and four men who show up with unclear motives. Whether they are out to help the murderer before she is set to be hung is a [ Read More ]
- Sarah Anne Luoma
Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind world premiered last month at Tiff and had its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival and now IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to the pic. Written and directed by Moverman, the film stars Richard Gere as George, a desperate man who is thrust onto New York City’s gritty and unforgiving streets. He seeks refuge at an intake center for homeless men at Bellevue, and through a series of events, begins to repair the relationship with his estranged daughter. Ben Vereen, Jena Malone, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Strong, Michael Kenneth Williams, Yul Vazquez, Coleman Domingo, Geraldine Hughes, and Steve Buscemi also star. Gere is producing with Blackbird Films’ Lawrence Inglee, Caroline Kaplan, Edward Walson, Cold Iron Pictures’ Miranda Bailey and River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad. Mohammed Al Turki, Zak Tucker, Cold Iron Pictures’ Amanda Marshall and Eva Maria Daniels are exec producers. »
- The Deadline Team
Who says TV programmers have run out of ideas?
Why, just in the last week, the trade papers have announced deals and casting for as many as 15 new reboots spinoff series and specials. Some sound like familiar shows, others like mutant Frankenstein hybrids of familiar shows. We'll leave it to you to decide which of these programs sound like must-see-tv and which sound like much-skip-tv.
"Care Bears and Cousins." Fuzzy is the new black at Netflix, which is reviving the candy-colored kiddie cartoon series but adding some new characters. No, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are not going to have a threesome with one of them.
"Cheerleader Death Squad." The CW has ordered this series, from the showrunners behind "Desperate Housewives" and "Under the Dome" (that'd be Marc Cherry and Neal Baer, respectively) about an elite prep school where the pep squad is made up of spies-in-training. Dan Truly ("Blue »
- Gary Susman
Coming off her recent performance in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, actress Kim Dickens will be joining the third season of the Netflix series House of Cards. Currently there isn’t a lot of details about what her role in the series will be, but considering her extensive television work there’s no doubt that she’ll fit right in with the likes of Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
Besides her role in Gone Girl, Dickens has most recently appeared in episodes of Sons of Anarchy as well as a star on the HBO series Treme. She also starred in another HBO series, Deadwood, and has made appearances on Friday Night Lights and Lost.
Season 3 of House of Cards is set to return in February. The series is coming off of 13 Emmy nominations for it’s second season which is four more than it got for its debut season. Cards »
- Jake Peffer
Netflix’s Emmy-winning drama House of Cards is known for playing its cards (eh, get it?) rather close to its chest. Over the course of two excellent seasons, viewers were kept on tenterhooks in the build-up to each respective premiere as the production team kept story-related tidbits largely under wraps.
And, thankfully, that still remains the case by and large. Although, TV Line has learned today that the show has added Kim Dickens to its proverbial deck for season three. We understand that the actress will have a recurring role in the political drama, though it remains unclear as to what the role will be exactly.
Nevertheless, Dickens, who has previously appeared in other shows including Sons of Anarchy and Treme, can currently be seen as Detective Rhonda Boney in David Fincher’s Gone Girl. On House of Cards, she will join series regulars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Michael Gill. »
- Michael Briers
Fans of the 1987 film The Princess Bride can be excited about star Cary Elwes's book about the making of the film, and it's making us reminisce about the romantic fantasy classic. The movie is memorable for so many reasons (like Robin Wright's breathtaking beauty, Elwes's breathtaking beauty, Andre the Giant, and R.O.U.S.s), but it may be most famous for its quotable lines. We've rounded up the best ones, which, incidentally, you can still use in your everyday life. »
Ready for a night at the movies with Keanu Reeves? We’ve got your passes to the advance screening of John Wick. Adding to the excitement and anticipation for the film is the choice to release John Wick in immersive IMAX®, an epic format typically reserved for big-budget studio spectaculars.
Read Michael Haffner’s Fantastic Fest review Here.
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre”. The film is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad.
Check out the Fantastic Fest Red Carpet photos Here. »
- Movie Geeks
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Road to Perdition, The Machinist) was just hired to play the lead female role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "The Hateful Eight" western, which will likely co-stars Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins, Denis Menochet and Bruce Dern. "The Hateful Eight" is set in Wyoming following the Civil War. Story follows two bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff as they wait for a storm to pass with four men who may or may not be attempting to free the prisoner. Leigh will play Daisy Domergue, who is wanted for murder and due to hang for her crimes. The role of Daisy Domergue was one of the most coveted in Hollywood in recent months, with Michelle Williams, Hilary Swank, Robin Wright and Demi Moore all vying for it. »
Quentin Tarantino has hired Hollywood's most underrated actress to play the female lead in his next film, The Hateful Eight. The super lovely Jennifer Jason Leigh will play Daisy Domergue in the upcoming western. (Is it too much if I write Yippee?)
The Hateful Eight will reunite Tarantino with a number of actors, including Samuel L. Jackson (Major Warren), Kurt Russell (John Ruth), Tim Roth (Oswaldo Mobray), Michael Madsen (Joe Gage) and Walton Goggins (Chris Mannix) and Denis Menochet (Bob) are expected to star alongside Bruce Dern, who will play General Smithers.
The film is set in Wyoming and takes place after the Civil War. The story focuses on two bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff as they wait for a storm to pass with four men who may or may not be attempting to free the prisoner.
Leigh has been cast as Daisy Domergue, who's »
- Laura Frances
With production set to begin on December 8th, Quentin Tarantino's Civil War set The Hateful Eight has grown by one, with Jennifer Jason Leigh joining the cast, which includes Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell, Tim Rith, and Samuel L. Jackson, as the female lead, Daisy Domergue, according to The Wrap. The story sees a motley crew of characters dealing with rising tensions while trapped in a blizzard, and Leigh will play a prisoner on her way to hang for her crimes. The role was reportedly highly sought with the likes of Michelle Williams, Hillary Swank, Robin Wright, and Demi all chasing it. No concrete release date has being given, but The hateful Eight is expected to reach cinemas late 2015. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
When the director held the live reading of his screenplay back in April, Amber Tamblyn read the role of Daisy Domergue, a woman who is wanted for murder and set to hang for her crimes. Jennifer Jason Leigh actually attended the live screenplay reading in Los Angeles, sitting next to The Weinstein Company chairmen Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein along with producer Stacey Sher. The role was one of the most coveted for Hollywood actresses in recent months, with Jennifer Jason Leigh beating out other notable performers such as Michelle Williams, Hilary Swank, Robin Wright and Demi Moore.
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