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Jennifer Garner made her Thursday in La sweet with a smile and green smoothie. The actress kept it casual for her stroll, donning jeans and a sweater. Elsewhere, Brad Pitt and Shia Labeouf hung out on a military base, Gwen Stefani brought major star power - and laughter! - to Hsn, and George Clooney stepped back in front of the camera. Over in NYC, Jessica Chastain, Dakota Fanning, Eddie Redmayne, and Kate Mara celebrated the launch of Alexander Wang's H&M collection, while Halle Berry got glam for the Golden Heart Awards. See all that and more with the week's best celebrity snaps! »
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You can’t sit with them! The long-awaited Alexander Wang x H&M collection was presented on Thursday, Oct. 16, in New York City to a star-studded roster of celebs who looked stylish in the sporty luxe-inspired duds. Photos: Jessica Chastain's red carpet looks A-listers like Jessica Chastain, Dakota Fanning, Eddie Redmayne, and Kate Mara shared a hearty giggle before the show began. Chastain, 37, wore a white minidress with a stripe design and glittery sandals. Fanning, 20, went for a grungy look in all black, paired with Alexander Wang [...] »
Alexander Wang X H&M Launch
Fanning, Redmayne and Mara were joined by actors Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black) and Justin Theroux (The Leftovers) and singers Mary J. Blige and Beyonce’s younger sister Solange Knowles. The celebrities enjoyed the culmination of the show as glitter and confetti rained down from above.
Wang held the debut of his edgy sportswear collection at the Fort Washington Avenue Armory. The sporty venue was decked out for the evening in dramatic black curtains and carpet with trampolines spaced throughout. The attendees, prior to sitting down for the show, got to catch a glimpse of the fashion on models milling about and sip on champagne while listening to 90s hip-hop and R&B. »
With Camp X-Ray hitting theaters this weekend, Kristen Stewart is finally exploring life beyond Twilight. The indie drama, which tells the story of one soldier stationed at Guantanamo Bay detention camp, is a far cry from Bella and the world of vampires Stewart became so famous for over the past five years. During that time, Stewart became pigeonholed and often hated on for her participation in The Twilight Saga. And for those who only know those films are doing themselves a disservice. Her latest film — the first of three high profile films she has coming out this year — has earned the actress accolades on the festival circuit and reminded many of the promise she showed in roles, such as Sarah Altman in Panic Room or Emily in Adventureland. It’s those films that fans (and the haters) should watch if they want to restore their faith in Stewart.
Panic Room (2002)
Directed by David Fincher, »
- Stacy Lambe
Starz finalized another deal at Toronto International Film Festival with the pick-up of the psychological thriller Every Secret Thing.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Amy Berg and based on the 2004 novel of the same name, Every Secret Thing stars Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Danielle MacDonald, Common and Nate Parker. Pick up includes all distribution rights for the U.S and will include a theatrical release and a pay TV premiere on Starz. Wme Global negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
“This is an amazing film,” said Kevin Kasha, head of acquisitions for Starz. “It’s a gripping story with a great cast and we’re excited to have it on Starz and to handle distribution via Starz Digital Media and Anchor Bay.”
- Michelle McCue
There’s presumably more heated drama behind the screen than there is upon it in “Effie Gray,” a literate, lovingly mounted and exceedingly well-behaved historical biopic that has sidled into British theaters after two years of less polite legal conflicts. Emma Thompson’s first adult-oriented film screenplay since her Oscar-winning work on “Sense and Sensibility” finds a fascinating human subject in the title character — the socially and sexually suppressed wife of leading Victorian art critic John Ruskin — but this admirable, watercolor-delicate tale of individual feminist emancipation never quite blooms into living color, hampered by spotty casting and Richard Laxton’s overly deliberate direction. Lush production values and name players — notably a conscientious Dakota Fanning in the lead — guarantee international exposure, but commercial prospects are as muted as the film itself.
The pic’s closing credits rather pointedly refer to the “original screenplay by Emma Thompson,” a still-piqued rejoinder to a »
- Guy Lodge
The distributor has acquired all North American rights from Myriad Pictures to the crime drama starring Jim Sturgess and Isabel Lucas. Separately, Kino Lorber has acquired The Wanted 18 and Starz will release Every Secret Thing.
Electric Slide (pictured) premiered at Tribeca earlier in the year and tells of a broke 1980’s Los Angeles furniture store owner who embarks on a string of bank robberies with his lover.
Myriad chief Kirk D’Amico produced with Hans Ritter and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon. Philip von Alvensleben served as executive producer alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ford, Brad Simpson, Media House Capital’s Aaron Gilbert and Pat Murray, Jacob Pechenik of Venture Forth, Eric Eisner and [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Empire The London Film Festival has commenced with Benedict Cumberbatch opening the festivities
Kenneth in the (212) Harrison Ford in 1978
Logolog This one is for the linguistics and trivia nerds: Last week's box office top ten featured the first ever "pangram" -- I didn't know what that was but the article explains it
Film School Rejects will "Vs" movies be the next franchise trend? God help us all
Guardian claims that The Imitation Game might be the queerest film for the mainstream in ages. I don't want to do that math because, if so, how depressing because it's not all that queer
/Film a Labyrinth sequel in development?
Vulture theorizes on how all the seasons of American Horror Story could be connected. »
- NATHANIEL R
Elle Fanning looked like she swiped big sis Dakota Fanning’s clothes or forgot to throw on a blouse over her training bra at the “Young Ones” premiere last night (Oct. 9) in New York City. Fanning, who just turned sweet 16 in April, bared serious skin in a flowered bra top and maxi skirt. Fanning stars opposite rumored Kristen Stewart boyfriend Nicholas Hoult in the science-fiction action thriller written and directed by Jake Paltrow, the younger brother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow . ...Read More »
The emotionally barren wedlock of celebrated 19th century man of letters John Ruskin (Greg Wise) and his teenage wife Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning) is grimly explored in Oscar-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson's portrait of a marriage that never was. The newly-wed Ruskin - backed by his spitefully ambitious parents - proves emotionally stunted, repulsed by the physicality of the marriage bed. Effie - ten years younger - dutifully accepts her fate but finds herself drawn to Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge) in a Victorian era where the stigma of divorce could spell social exile. »
3Rd Update, Monday, 3:25Pm Pt: The majors — Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros. — have updated their weekend estimates which are now reflected throughout the story. Some dips from what was originally reported yesterday among Sony and Paramount’s titles, but nothing too earth-shattering. While Gone Girl barely notched No. 1 with roughly $400K more than Annabelle stateside, $37.5M to $37.1M respectively; their spread at the overseas B.O. is wider in their weekend takes with the David Fincher film grabbing $24.5M and The Conjuring spinoff taking $20.7M for the weekend. However, Annabelle has a leg up on Gone Girl since it opened in Russia last weekend, hence the horror film’s total cume is $23.6M, $887K short of Gone Girl’s foreign take. Next weekend, the spooky doll film and the missing chick pic will pull each other’s hair in France and Spain where they bow against each other. »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Playing Cannes, Tiff and, now, the New York Film Festival this weekend, the celebrated Russian hockey documentary “Red Army” has received rave reviews since it debuted on the Croissette earlier this year. Directed by producer/filmmaker Gabe Polsky (one half of the sibling duo that directed the underrated indie “The Motel Life” with Emile Hirsch and Dakota Fanning), “Red Army” is about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. East vs. West narratives played out fiercely during the Cold War, and even spilled over into the world of international sports, where the Russians were severely competitive and extremely proficient in hockey. Polsky’s doc looks at the Red Army hockey team, how it was created and how it also became a tool of Soviet propaganda. It sounds like a fascinating documentary, and buzz around the movie has been glowing. Here’s »
- Edward Davis
London – Dakota Fanning starrer “Effie Gray,” which is the first original screenplay written by Emma Thompson, world premieres on Oct. 5 in London, and opens in the U.K. on Oct. 10 through Metrodome Distribution. Variety has been given an exclusive clip from the film. The U.S. distributor is due to be revealed on Oct. 9.
The film, which is directed by Richard Laxton, explores the true story of the relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride, Euphemia “Effie” Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. It reps Fanning’s first adult starring role as Effie.
Other thesps in the film include Thompson (“The Remains of the Day,” “Howards End”), Julie Walters (“Harry Potter”), Tom Sturridge (“On the Road”), David Suchet (“Agatha Christie’s Poirot”) and Greg Wise (“Walking on Sunshine”).
- Leo Barraclough
Charlie Sheen allegedly tried to attack his dentist, Adam Sandler and Netflix join forces to create multiple original movies, The Real Housewives of Atlanta announces its season seven cast, and more of today’s First Dibs.
Charlie Sheen allegedly pulled a knife out on a dentist when he was about to be put under. He may have been under the influence of cocaine at the time. [NY Post] Adam Sandler will star in and produce four original Netflix films. [Vanity Fair] The Real Housewives of Atlanta season seven cast has some new girls on the block. [Us Weekly] Matthew McConaughey revisits his We Are Marshall days and pumps up the University of Texas football team. [TMZ] Teresa Giudice pulls out all the stops in a last minute effort to avoid jail time. [Perez Hilton] Anne Hathaway says fame “fucked [her] up for a really long time.” [Huffington Post] Dakota Fanning stars in Effie Gray, an original screenplay written by Emma Thompson. [Variety] Neil Patrick Harris »
- Taylor Ferber
October 3, 2014
Director: Jeff Baena
Starring: Jeff Baena
Running time: 89 mins
Director: Gary Shore
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Director: Ivan Reitman
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October 10, 2014
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Director: Miguel Arteta
Running time: 81 mins
Director: John R. Leonetti
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Director: Jason Stone
Running time: 108 mins
Director: Richard Laxton
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Director: Wes Ball
Running time: 113 mins
Director: Marc Lawrence
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat, Logan Miller, Kai Lennox, Katherine Waterston, James Le Gros, Traber Burns | Written by Kelly Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond | Directed by Kelly Reichardt
Director Kelly Reichardt has made a career out of making unassuming films that are mediations on the human conditions. Based on the subject matter of her latest film Night Moves one might think she is making a departure from her established style. This thriller follows a group of eco-terrorists as they attempt blowup a hydroelectric dam. As one would except with a director like Reichardt this thriller has camouflaged tension that only shows itself at the right opportunities. Night Moves is a lingering piece of entertainment that makes you the ultimate observer into a relatively untold world.
- Dan Clark
A two-time Academy Award-winner (with a further four nominations under his belt), Washington has achieved just about all there is to achieve in his glittering Hollywood career. Picking out his five best movies is a tricky job, but we've attempted to do it anyway. Read on to find out which Denzel movies we think are the absolute essentials...
Edward Zwick's American Civil War drama starred Washington as Private Silas Trip, a soldier in the first Union Army unit to be made up entirely of African-American men. Washington stole the movie from its leading man Matthew Broderick, and bagged a Supporting Actor Oscar win for his troubles. He was nominated two years prior for playing activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom, but this was the movie that »
Who said that suits were just for the guys? Plenty of leading ladies are looking white hot in this mens-inspired fashion take. Their styles prove once and for all that a proper-fitting suit looks fabulous on absolutely everyone! Dakota Fanning and Jada Pinkett Smith both paired their white suit jackets with two elements: a cream colored contrast and silk. This is a great way to wear white without getting totally washed out, while also playing with textures. Dakota mixed up her look by incorporating a thigh-high slit skirt, while Jada completed her outfit with a matching pleated pant. Rosario Dawson made this trend incredibly sexy by choosing to wear a white suit sans shirt. Can we just say, if we looked »
Ladies, let us in on the joke! Marion Cotillard and Dakota Fanning, both lovely in dark daywear, were spotted gleefully giggling side-by-side in Paris—and who could blame them? The actresses scored coveted front row seats to the Christian Dior spring 2015 runway show, where designer Raf Simons debuted a delicate collection of prairie-inspired clothes for next season. Cotillard, 38, a Dior model alongside Jennifer Lawrence (for whom we just shopped the collection!), was the epitome of Parisian chic in a structured Lbd, a look she paired with coral [...] »
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