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Ashley Greene is transforming into Elvis Presley's former ladylove. The 27-year-old Twilight actress stars in the upcoming indie film The Shangri-La Suite as Priscilla Presley, alongside Ron Livingston, who plays the late King of Rock 'n' Roll. In one of the shots taken on the set, Greene rocks a retro yellow bathing suit and smiles wide, as she films a scene with Emily Browning and Alyvia Alyn Lind, who portrays the couple's then six-year-old daughter Lisa Marie Presley. Livingston, meanwhile, sports Elvis' signature sideburns and haircut in the film, and rocks open shirts to show off his chubby belly. The film, which takes place in 1974, centers on two troubled mental hospital »
Ashley Greene ("The Twilight Saga"), Emily Browning and Ron Livingston were spotted filming The Shangri-La Suite in Redondo Beach, California on Friday. Check out photos from the shoot below! The film centers on Karen (Browning) and Jack (played by Luke Grimes) who met in a mental hospital and fell in love with each other. They set out to follow what Jack thinks is his destiny - to kill Elvis Presley. Livingston plays Elvis in the movie and Green portrays Priscilla Presley. Click the photos for bigger versions: »
Juno Temple delivers a gonzo performance as Alicia, an unhappy teen dispatched from California to Chile to chill with her cousin Sarah (Emily Browning) and Sarah's boyfriend Agustín (Agustín Silva). Hooking up with some buddies, they venture into a verdant forested island for some down time... but pretty soon the antsy Alicia feels alienated, particularly by the bullying Brink (Michael Cera) who enjoys revelling in her discomfort. »
Now playing in theaters is director Paul W.S. Anderson’s disaster epic Pompeii. The film stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as an enslaved Celtic gladiator named Milo who falls in love with a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man (Kiefer Sutherland) who slaughtered his family years earlier. The film also stars Jared Harris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sasha Roiz, Jessica Lucas, and Paz Vega. At the Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Anderson. He talked about the challenge of bringing Pompeii to life, the visual effects, deleted scenes, whether the script changed during the development process, the status of Resident Evil 6, and a lot more. Hit the jump for what he had to say. Paul W.S. Anderson: The challenge of making Pompeii come to »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Pompeii is ambitious: it strives to be an epic, sword-and-sandal action thriller romance in a disaster movie that is also historically-accurate! KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) evaluate if director Paul W.S. Anderson pulls it off:
"Pompeii, a mashup between Titanic and Gladiator, adds itself to the list of unusual Valentine's Day movies in the box office this year. It is indeed a love story, two people destined for each other but prohibited by social class, only interrupted by gladiator tournament fighting and blood. The performances of Kit Harington, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Emily Browning were fantastic and really draw the audience into the film. The special effects were stunning, showing how Mt. Vesuvius' colossal 79 Ad eruption utterly destroyed the beautiful city of Pompeii in less than 24 hours. While the storyline was predictable at times, the movie was still enjoyable. Please note: there are »
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Whilst our American cousins saw a limited release of writer/director Sebastian Silva's psychological thriller 'Magic Magic' back last Summer us UK'ers have had to wait quite a bit longer to see its official unveiling. The movie stars British talent Juno Temple ('The Dark Knight Rises'), Aussie hottie Emily Browning ('Sucker Punch') and geek hero turned chilling menace Michael Cera ('Arrested Development'). The flick will be release theatrically and be available to own or rent On Demand in high and standard definition from digital retailers including but not limited to iTunes, Blinkbox, FilmFlex, Sky Store, Xbox Video and more, from 18 April 2014. It'll also see a subsequent DVD follow-up release from 28 April. Check out the UK quad below. »
We absolutely loved it at the Edinburgh International Film Festival last summer (read our 4-star review here) and now Magic Magic is coming to UK cinemas and On Demand from 18th April 2014, and on DVD from 28th April 2014.
Leading the film is BAFTA rising star Juno Temple and the equally great and freaky Michael Cera, this film will play with your mind and assault your senses. It’s written and directed by Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning filmmaker Sebastián Silva (The Maid), and also co- stars Emily Browning, Agustin Silva and Catalina Sandino Moreno.
Check out the creepy, Psycho-music-vibe trailer below and scroll down for more info:
Magic Magic will be available in cinemas and to own or rent On Demand in high and standard definition from 18th April 2014.
- Dan Bullock
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
You may no longer be the worst movies I have ever seen. There is a new sheriff in town.
That right there could be my entire review. And believe me, it hard for me to not just leave it like that. But I’m an adult, damn it and I have a lot to say about Pompeii. First though, I would like to say this is the second movie I have seen by Paul W.S. Anderson (the first being the equally awful Event Horizon). Since then, the only time I’ve mention the lesser Anderson’s name is to either make a joke, or correct someone when they think he directed Boogie Nights. Anderson’s movies, despite being the fodder for people who liken him to Uwe Boll (and »
- Craig Dietz
There are certain events from history that inherently lend themselves to being depicted on the movie screen. One such event is the destruction of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 Ad. Pompeii has already been used as the setting of no less than nine films, many of them based on or inspired by Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1834 novel The Last Days of Pompeii. Now, the famous disaster is being brought to the screen again in a new film by director/writer/producer Paul W. S. Anderson, simply titled Pompeii. While Pompeii manages to be kind of fun, it remains pretty dumb, definitely cheesy, and not something you should rush out to see.
In the year 79 Ad, Milo (Kit Harington) is a Celtic slave who has been gaining fame for his prowess as a gladiator. When Milo and his fellow slaves are taken »
- Timothy Monforton
Their hearts will go on...through oceans of molten lava. Titanic meets Gladiator meets Roland Emmerich in this sword-and-sandal-and-volcano saga set in 79 Ad—and spewed out in 3-D! Game of Thrones' Kit Harington plays Milo, a slave turned gladiator who captures the affections of Cassia (Emily Browning), the pretty daughter of an aristocratic entrepreneur. But ruthless Roman Senator Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland) desires Cassia as his bride. During the big festival at the coliseum, Milo tries to survive a gladiator death-match and rescue his new love from creepy Corvus. Then Mount Vesuvius erupts and kicks everyone's ash! (Sorry, too soon?) Before you get all hot and bothered in Pompeii, check out these five facts: 1. »
For the third weekend in a row, The Lego Movie easily took first place at the domestic box office. Meanwhile, 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii both attracted little interest from moviegoers.The Lego Movie fell 37 percent to an estimated $31.5 million. That's the second-highest third weekend ever for an animated movie behind Shrek 2 ($37.9 million). Through 17 days the movie has earned $183.2 million, and Warner Bros. recently announced that they are moving ahead with a sequel (currently scheduled for Memorial Day 2017). In second place, 3 Days to Kill opened to an estimated $12.3 million. That's a bit lower than The Family, which was the last collaboration between Relativity Media and French producer Luc Besson. It is at least a minor improvement over recent EuropaCorp outings like Colombiana ($10.4 million) and From Paris with Love ($8.2 million). More so than other Besson productions, 3 Days to Kill seemed like a close relative to 2009 hit Taken: both movies »
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The Lego Movie has held on to the number one spot at the Us box office for the third weekend in a row.
The Warner Bros computer-animated movie took in $31.4m, earning a total of $183.1m. It beat two new releases - 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii - for the number one spot.
Both Ride Along and Frozen remained on the top ten »
Everything is still awesome for The Lego Movie. It was #1 at the box office for a third straight weekend. It added another $31 million to its domestic tally. The 3D animated film based on children's building blocks now has a domestic cume north of $180 million. The two newcomers, McG's 3 Days to Kill and Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii, placed second and third at the box office. 3 Days to Kill, which stars Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen, pulled in $12 million for the weekend. Which to be fair, isn't bad at all when you measure it against a modest budget of $28 million. While Pompeii finished in third with $10 million. The film uses the historical eruption of Mount Vesuvius as its backdrop to a fictional love story. It stars: Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, and cost over $100 million »
Ancient volcanoes and box-office vets proved no match for The Lego Movie, even after three weekends in theaters. Warner Bros.’ 3-D extravaganza earned an estimated $31.45 million and beat its new competition by more than double. Lego’s domestic total is now $183.2 million — surpassing The Lorax’s 17-day total by about $25 million. Despite adding 115 screens, Lego dropped about 37% from last weekend.
The Kevin Costner-led action pic 3 Days to Kill came in a distant second with an estimated $12.3 million from 2,872 theaters. That gives the PG-13, McG-directed Relativity thriller a respectable $4,238 per screen average. Exit polls show an eerily perfect audience gender »
- Lindsey Bahr
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Historical accuracy; who needs it? Sure, in reality the inhabitants of the titular city Pompeii were burned to ashes instantly by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D, and left with no time to panic or flee to harbors, but sometimes ignoring history yields an entertaining leave-your-brain-at-the-door experience. This is true for Pompeii but you will have to eat your vegetables before you are allowed the dessert.
The film opens up 17 years prior to the main event, where a very young Milo witnesses his parents and tribe slaughtered. For whatever reason is a mystery, but Milo manages to stay alive by hiding underneath a pile of dead bodies. Don’t ask how he snuck under there without getting killed, because director Paul W.S Anderson clearly doesn’t care either. Nevertheless, Milo is recruited as a slave gladiator by some evil Romans afterwards. »
- Robert Kojder
Now playing in theaters is director Paul W.S. Anderson’s disaster epic Pompeii. The film stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as an enslaved Celtic gladiator named Milo who falls in love with a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man (Kiefer Sutherland) who slaughtered his family years earlier. The film also stars Jared Harris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sasha Roiz, Jessica Lucas, and Paz Vega. At the Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Browning. She talked about her reaction to the finished film, how Anderson likes to beat up his actors,if the script changed during production, what it was like being at Sundance for God Helps the Girl, and more. Hit the jump for what she had to say. Emily Browning: What was her reaction to the finished film? »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Paul W.S. Anderson's 3-D disaster film Pompeii hits theaters Friday, starring Game of Thrones' Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Jessica Lucas alongside Jared Harris and Kiefer Sutherland. Set in 79 A.D., the feature recounts the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed the Roman city, and is expected to open south of $15 million -- a dismal start, considering the movie's $100 million-plus budget. Story: Box-Office Preview: Will 'Pompeii' Get Buried? Read what top critics are saying about Pompeii below: The Hollywood Reporter's film critic Jordan Mintzer called the feature "a
- Ashley Lee
The thing I find most surprising about Pompeii is that there aren’t two rival Pompeii movies. The Paul W.S. Anderson movie has the look and feel of Deep Impact/Armageddon and Volcano/Dante’s Peak (though, believe it or not, Roman Polanski was once attached to direct).
Alas, Pompeii has the field to itself, a big-budget 3-D disaster epic that lands smack in the box-office dead zone of February. It’s just crazy enough to work!
- Jeff Labrecque
Relativity’s “3 Days to Kill” and Sony’s “Pompeii” have launched with moderate U.S. returns from latenight Thursday screenings.
Both numbers were in line with recent grosses from 10 p.m. Thursday showings of “The Family,” which did $375,000 on its way to a $14 million and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” which did $325,000 on its way to a $15.5 million.
Both new films are forecasted to finish the weekend in the same range, while Warner’s third frame of “The Lego Movie” will win its third weekend in the $34 million to $36 million range.
“Lego” took in $2.7 million on Thursday to lift its domestic cume to $151.7 million after 14 days.
The weekend box office is expected to slow down considerably since last week’s busy Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend saw four new entries, led »
- Dave McNary
In Pompeii, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje co-stars as Atticus, a champion gladiator trying to buy his freedom with one last fight. Centered on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., the film stars Kit Harington as a fellow gladiator who, with Atticus' help, must avenge his family's death and save his true love, Cassia (Emily Browning). Agbaje has a meaty role, surprisingly getting a lot of screen time in an otherwise by-the-book action epic. Jessica Lucas also co-stars in a smaller role as slave/confidant to Cassia. Perhaps best known for his TV roles as Simon Adebisi on HBO's Oz and Mr. Eko on ABC's Lost, Agbaje has at least two projects coming up this year including Pompeii and »
- Jai Tiggett
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