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5 Most Daring Portrayals of Female Sexuality in Movies

7 August 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Sex and the Revolutionary Female Perspective in Marielle Heller's 'Diary of a Teenage Girl' As the "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" opens this weekend, we got to thinking about female coming-of-age films. The problem, though, is that there aren't many. And there are even fewer that treat sex with the same abandon as male-perspective movies. Where does it leave young women when the only onscreen representations they see are filtered through the male gaze? Here are five examples of films that dared to break the mold and show us teenage girls discovering sex — from their point of view.  1. "SomersaultCate Shortland's poignant debut is one of the most criminally under-seen movies of the past decade. This little 2004 Australian gem gave Abbie Cornish her breakout role as Heidi, a precocious sixteen-year-old who, after succumbing to the advances of her mother's boyfriend, leaves a toxic home environment »

- Emily Buder

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Trailer for Solace Supernatural Thriller, with Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins

6 August 2015 10:23 PM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have an international trailer for the upcoming supernatural thriller "Solace," starring Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish and Marley Shelton. Check it out below. Plot: A former doctor with psychic abilities named John Clancy (Hopkins) is drawn into a serial killer case only to find that the killer (Farrell) also is a psychic, leading to a showdown between the two who can detect each other's every move. "Solace" is directed by Alfonso Poyart (Two Rabbits) and is set to be released in Europe next month. A Us release date has yet to be announced. Trailer: »

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Anthony Hopkins And Colin Farrell Play A Game Of Cat And Mouse In Thrilling Solace Trailer

6 August 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Once conceived as a sequel to David Fincher’s excellent 1995 thriller SevenAnthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell play a dangerous game of cat and mouse in the thrilling international trailer for Solace - or Prémonitions.

Operating on each side of the law, each of the two nominal leads boast psychic abilities, though while Hopkins’ former doctor John Clancy puts his supernatural powers to good use, it is Colin Farrell’s elusive criminal who taps into his powers for nefarious reasons. It’s a ying-yang dynamic that is by no means novel, but Hopkins and Farrell have long proven their acting clout, and we’re intrigued to see them go head-to-head for a cerebral battle of the brains in Solace.

Afonso Poyart directs the genre piece from a script by Ted Griffin, which still retains its Seven sensibilites despite the creative overhaul. How do you catch a killer that is always »

- Michael Briers

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Stellar cast for Aussie sci-fi feature

5 August 2015 4:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Temuera Morrison, Rachel Griffiths and newcomer Teagan Croft are starring in Shane Abbess. futuristic sci-fi feature SFv1.

Set during a period of interplanetary colonization, the film is Abbess. follow-up to Infini, which has been sold to every major market and was released on digital platforms by eOne in Australia and by Vertical Entertainment in the Us.

It.s shooting for nine weeks in Sydney, the outskirts of Sydney and outback South Australia.

.This is a bigger film with a lot more action than Infini,. says Eclectik Vision.s Brett Thornquest, who is producing with Abbess and Sidonie Abbene.s Storm Alley Entertainment and Matthew Graham.s Phonetic Images.

Xyz Films, which sold Infini to North America and repped Marc Furmie.s Terminus (produced by Thornquest and Tim Maddocks. Maddfilms) is handling worldwide sales.

Lutz (The Expendables 3, Hercules 3D, The Twilight Saga) plays Sy, a mysterious »

- Don Groves

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Watch: Trailer for Anthony Hopkins & Colin Farrell in 'Solace' Thriller

5 August 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

"I've wanted to meet you for the longest time... Can't believe we're finally face-to-face." The first trailer for a serial killer thriller called Solace, or Prémonitions, recently debuted and if you haven't seen it you can check it out below. The film stars Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell, one a psychic, the other a serial killer, who battle mind-to-mind. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish, Marley Shelton and Xander Berkeley also star. This looks like it has some interesting twists and turns, with that psychic imagery playing out in unique ways. I'm curious to find out what's going on, but not sure how good it'll be in the end. Here's the first official trailer for Afonso Poyart's Solace, or Prémonitions, found via Latino Review: A psychic works with an FBI special agent in order to hunt down a serial killer. Solace, also known as Prémonitions, is directed by Brazilian filmmaker Afonso Poyart, »

- Alex Billington

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Watch: Trailer for 'Solace', a One-Time Sequel to 'Se7en'

5 August 2015 10:24 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Supernatural thrillers are often hit or miss for me, but the combination of cast and crew for a film called Solace has me more interested than I otherwise might be. The film stars Anthony Hopkins as a psychic who works with FBI agents (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish) to hunt down a serial killer, played by Colin Farrell. Newcomer Alfonso Poyart directs from a screenplay pieced together by a handful of names, including Sean Bailey, Peter Morgan (Rush), Ted Griffin (Ocean's Eleven), James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and Jonathan Hirschbein. Obviously there is a lot going on there, and the fact so many writers have contributed to the script could certainly be a sign of trouble, but the names do add to the intrigue a bit. A little Google searching adds even more intrigue, as the film's Wikipedia page notes Solace was originally written as a sequel to David Fincher's Se7en »

- Jordan Benesh

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First Look at ‘True Detective’ Colin Farrell as Psychic Serial Killer in ‘Solace’ Trailer (Video)

5 August 2015 10:23 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins are two psychics playing mind games in the first trailer for “Solace.” Hopkins plays a former doctor with psychic abilities who is called in to help the FBI catch a serial killer (Farrell), who also seems to have supernatural abilities since he’s consistently one step ahead of the authorities. Afonso Poyart directed the Eden Rock Media production executive produced by Hopkins, Sean Bailey, Jacob Pechenik and Gerd Shepers. Also Read: Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media Declares Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish and Marley Shelton co-star in the thriller that will be released in France on Sept. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Embassy siege thriller '6 Days' begins London shoot

3 August 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

First images of Jamie Bell and Mark Strong revealed.

6 Days, an action thriller based on the true events of April 1980 when armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in London and took 26 people hostage, has begun the London portion of its shoot.

The New Zealand-uk co-production recently completed its New Zealand shoot and will continue this month in London.

The action thriller is directed by Toa Fraser (The Dead Lands) and produced by Matthew Metcalfe (The Dead Lands).

The cast is led by Jamie Bell (Fantastic Four), Mark Strong (The Imitation Game) and Abbie Cornish (Limitless).

The film traces the six days of tense stand-off that ensued as a group of highly trained soldiers from Britain’s Special Air Service (Sas) prepared to raid the Iranian Embassy at London’s Princes Gate.

Following their acquisition of Fraser’s The Dead Lands, Xyz Films have again partnered with Metcalfe’s General Film Corporation (Gfc) and will take worldwide sales duties »

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Watch the first trailer for Solace starring Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish

1 August 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for serial killer flick Solace, which stars Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish. Check it out below…

Solace tells the story of a veteran FBI detective (Morgan) and his younger ambitious partner (Cornish) who enlist the help of the reclusive, retired civilian analyst, Dr. Clancy (Hopkins) to help solve a series of bizarre murders.

When Clancy’s exceptional intuitive powers, which come in the form of vivid and disturbing visions, put him on the trail of the killer (Farrell), the doctor soon realizes his gift of second sight is little match against the extraordinary powers of this elusive murderer on a mission.

Solace is directed by Alfonso Poyart (2 Rabbits) and also stars Xander Berkeley, Marley Shelton, Janine Turner and Kenny Johnson. The film was shot in 2013 and is still without a UK or Us release date, but will open in France next month. »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: First Trailer For Serial Killer Thriller 'Solace' Starring Anthony Hopkins And Colin Farrell

31 July 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Shot in 2013 and sitting around ever since, it's probably not the best sign that the psychological, supernatural serial killer thriller "Solace" is of a particularly high caliber. That said, the cast is enough to lure more than a few viewers, with Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Abbie Cornish among the players. And now you can see the result with the first trailer. Read More: Colin Farrell Joins Anthony Hopkins In Serial Killer Thriller 'Solace' Alfonso Poyart ("2 Rabbits") directed the flick about an FBI agent who enlists he help of a retired doctor with psychic abilities to track down a murderer. Uh, okay. Here's the official synopsis:  Solace tells the story of a veteran FBI detective (Morgan) and his younger ambitious partner (Cornish) who enlist the help of the reclusive, retired civilian analyst, Dr. Clancy (Hopkins) to help solve a series of bizarre murders. When Clancy’s exceptional intuitive powers, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First images from Sas thriller 6 Days starring Jamie Bell

31 July 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got our first look at the upcoming Sas thriller 6 Days, director Toa Fraser’s (The Dead Lands) retelling of the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege…

In April 1980 armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from Britain’s Sas (Special Air Service) prepared for an audacious spectacular raid the world had never seen the likes of.

‘6 Days’ is a gripping and authentic retelling of the one of the most audacious special forces raids of all time, developed with detailed input from survivors of the real-life events.

6 Days is set for release next year, with a cast that includes Jamie Bell, Mark Strong and Abbie Cornish.


- Gary Collinson

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First Trailer: "Solace"

31 July 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

At one time it was being lined up as a potential "Se7en" sequel. Then, after years stuck in development and some major retooling and re-writing, the supernatural serial killer thriller "Solace" finally went before the cameras back in 2013 under the helm of Brazilian director Alfonso Poyart ("2 Rabbits").

Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish star in the film about an FBI agent (Cornish) who enlists he help of a retired doctor (Hopkins) with psychic abilities to track down a murderer (Farrell). The first trailer is now out from the film which is currently slated for release in France on September 9th. No U.S. date is yet set.


- Garth Franklin

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Holding the Man review – memorable performances but a little wobbly

14 June 2015 10:55 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Directed by Neil Armfield, this much-anticipated film adaptation of Timothy Conigrave’s memoir is sensual yet ultimately unsatisfying

Actor Timothy Conigrave’s bestselling memoir Holding the Man, an intimate account of his 15-year relationship with lover John Caleo, was published in 1995 and adapted by playwright Tommy Murphy into an award-winning stage production in 2006. Australian theatre doyen Neil Armfield reconfigures the material once more, this time for the big screen, directing his first feature film since 2006’s Candy with Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish.

Rather than recalibrating the film as a literary adaptation, the director’s fondness for the stage play is obvious. Murphy was recruited once more for screenwriting duties and the production’s theatrical bloodline is at times plain to all and sundry. You can get away dialogue like “be it on your conscience” on the stage, but in film such stately-sounding words feel contrived – not surprisingly, like actors reading from scripts. »

- Luke Buckmaster

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‘6 Days’ shoot begins in New Zealand

10 June 2015 2:24 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Production commenced in Auckland on Wednesday on the embassy siege action thriller from Toa Fraser that Xyz Films sells internationally.

Jamie Bell, Mark Strong and Abbie Cornish star in 6 Days, which General Film Corporation finances in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, Lip Sync Productions and the Ingenious Senior Film Fund.

The story is set in London in April 1980 as the Sas prepares to rescue 26 hostages during the Iranian Embassy siege.

The New Zealand-uk co-production is scheduled to finish the New Zealand portion of the shoot in late July prior to relocating to London in August.

Producer Matthew Metcalfe of General Film Corporation reunites with Fraser and screenwriter Glenn Standring following their collaboration on the 2015 New Zealand foreign-language Oscar submission The Dead Lands.

The parties also worked with Xyz Films, whose Nate Bolotin and Aram Tertzakian serve as executive producers on 6 Days alongside Gavin Poolman and Andrea Scarso from Ingenious Senior Film Fund, Ian Dawson and [link »

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Abbie Cornish Strips Down to Her Spanx on Set -- See the Pic!

9 June 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Abbie Cornish is giving away a big Hollywood secret -- and we love her for doing it! The actress took to Instagram to show off her killer curves in nothing but a nude bra and a pair of Spanx on Monday, while on the set of her latest film. "Feel like I just stepped out of Sia's 'Elastic Heart' music video lol #SetLife," she captioned the sexy mirror selfie. "#NotSoGlamorousMovieUnderwear." The Australian beauty is, of course, referring to the Sia's infamous music video where Shia Labeouf and "Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler dance in their skivvies. As for her "Not So Glamorous" underwear, the body-shaping garment helps give those who wear them a slimmer physique. Cornish isn't the only star who proudly wears Spanx. Kim Kardashian recently told Elle magazine that she depends on the shapewear to look thin. "Sometimes I wear two pairs [of Spanx] under something or stockings — it holds you in, »

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Abbie Cornish Shows Off Her Bra and Spanx in a Mirror Selfie—Check It Out!

9 June 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Looking hot in a pair of nude spanx is no small feat, but Abbie Cornish seems to have it down! The Australian beauty took to Instagram on June 8 with a not-so-clothed mirror selfie showcasing her matching bra and spanx combo, and we gotta say—Abbie rocks it. "Feel like I just stepped out of Sia's 'Elastic Heart' music video lol #SetLife #NotSoGlamorousMovieUnderwear," she wrote alongside the sexy snap. Abbie is, of course, referring to the Sia's collaboration with frequent muse Maddie Ziegler, who has starred in three of her music videos wearing similar nude ensembles. Cornish isn't the only star in recent weeks who's gone public with her love of spanx: Kim Kardashian »

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Round-Up: The Midnight Swim Trailer / Release Details, Justin Long Joins Lavender, Into The Darkness Excerpt

9 June 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Midnight Swim features an almost entirely female cast and will arrive in theaters and VOD in the U.S. later this month. Also in this round-up: casting details for Lavender and an excerpt from the horror fantasy novel Into the Darkness.

The Midnight Swim: "Candy Factory Films is immensely proud to present The Midnight Swim, the haunting new dark drama from director Sarah Adina Smith in U.S. theaters and VOD nationwide on June 26th!

Spirit Lake is unusually deep. No diver has ever managed to find the bottom, though many have tried. When Dr. Amelia Brooks disappears during a deep-water dive, her three daughters travel home to settle her affairs. They find themselves unable to let go of their mother and become drawn into the mysteries of the lake."


Lavender: The psychological thriller Lavender is set to finish filming on June 29th:

Press Release -- "Lavender, »

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Justin Long joins ‘Lavender’

8 June 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography is underway in and around Toronto on the psychological thriller from Ambi Group and Paradox Studios.

Ambi Distribution handles international sales excluding Canada, where Pacific Northwest Pictures will distribute. Xyz Films represents Us sales.

As announced previously, Abbie Cornish, Diego Klattenhoff and Dermot Mulroney also star in the story of a photographer suffering from memory loss who discovers clues in her work that suggest she may be responsible for the deaths of family members she never knew she had.

Long is cast as the psychiatrist who helps the woman recover her memory, while Klattenhoff and Mulroney play her husband and uncle.

Ed Gass-Donnelly directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Colin Frizzell and also produces with Dave Valleau through the latter’s South Creek Pictures.

Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Group is co-financing with Paradox Studios with additional financing provided by The Movie Network, Movie Central, the [link=nm »

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Toa Fraser interview: The Dead Lands, James Cameron

28 May 2015 4:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Action adventure The Dead Lands is in UK cinemas this weekend. Director Toa Fraser talks about its making and how James Cameron’s a fan...

A taut and intense action adventure, The Dead Lands is a superb showcase for director Toa Fraser. It provides an insight into a culture not often explored on screen - set in pre-colonial New Zealand, the film’s dialogue is entirely in the Maori language - while delivering the kind of pared-back revenge story you might expect from a western or a samurai film.

In other words, The Dead Lands is both unique to its country and universal; its historical setting and subtitles might suggest something for the arthouse crowd, but its bruising fight scenes will please the action crowd, too. What’s more, James Cameron is officially a fan. 

As The Dead Lands makes its debut in UK cinemas, we caught up with Toa Fraser »

- ryanlambie

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Teresa Palmer To Lead Cate Shortland's 'Berlin Syndrome'

15 May 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

First announced quietly last summer, it looks like things are starting to push ahead for Cate Shortland's next feature, "Berlin Syndrome." If you're not familiar with the filmmaker's work, be sure to check out "Somersault," which features a breakout performance by Abbie Cornish, and a really good turn by Sam Worthington, and her moody WWII picture "Lore." The director's latest marks another shifting of gears. Based on the novel by Melanie Joosten, Teresa Palmer will star in the psychological thriller about a new relationship that suddenly shows some darker edges. Here's the official synopsis: While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photojournalist Clare meets Andi, a charismatic local man and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance suddenly takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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