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Movie Review – Night Moves (2013)

31 August 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Night Moves, 2013.

Directed by Kelly Reichardt.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat, Logan Miller, Kai Lennox, Katherine Waterston and James LeGros.

Synopsis:

Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

A dam in the Pacific Northwest is targeted to be blown up by two young eco-crusaders and one ex-con. They want to send a message to everyone and no one in particular and assume it’s a victimless crime, after all they’re just sticking it to ‘the man’ who is poisoning rivers and polluting water so what’s the harm? Unlike those corporate a-holes making trillions, these three really care for the planet and the environment, right?

Night Moves focuses on Josh (Jesse Einsenberg), Dana (Dakota Fanning), and Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard) as the three plot, carry out, and face the consequences of their actions in another slow paced, »

- Gary Collinson

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Writer/Directors Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer Talk The Last Of Robin Hood, Developing the Story for Over 10 Years, Still Alice, and More

30 August 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From filmmakers Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, The Last of Robin Hood tells the story of aspiring young actress Beverly Aadland (Dakota Fanning) and her liaison with swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline).  Their affair spanned the globe and was enabled by Beverly’s fame-obsessed mother, Florence (Susan Sarandon), until it all came crashing to an end in 1959, when it came to light. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, writer/directors Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer talked about what led them to this story, developing it for over 10 years, why they wanted to have Beverly’s involvement and blessing with the production, how special it was to develop a friendship with her, and why it was important to them not to be judgmental in telling this story.  They also talked about why their partnership works so well, how excited they are to take their next film, »

- Christina Radish

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‘The Last of Robin Hood’ plays like a tepid tabloid

29 August 2014 12:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Last of Robin Hood

Written and Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland

USA, 2013

If all the world’s stage, then surely some players crave the spotlight more than others.  And if ever there was a player, it was Errol FlynnThe Last of Robin Hood tells the twisted story of three people who will do almost anything for fame.  That each must settle for infamy is one of the juicy, yet unexplored ironies in a movie that doesn’t know which story it wants to tell.  By taking an evenhanded and humanistic approach to such salacious subject matter, the filmmakers have effectively squashed any possibility for tawdry fun.  Instead, we get a bone-dry historical drama that skimps on the history and bypasses the drama entirely.

For most casual moviegoers, the name ‘Errol Flynn’ means one of three things: absolutely nothing, Robin Hood, or the expression, “In like Flynn. »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Dakota Fanning Loves Lisa Vanderpump, Talks 21st Birthday Plans (Yup, a Drink May Be Involved)

28 August 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's hard to believe, but Dakota Fanning isn't 21 yet. The young actress doesn't hit the milestone until February! "I was just thinking about it," Fanning told me the other day while promoting her new movie, The Last of Robin Hood. "I kind of want to go do karaoke even though I'm terrified to do it. But I think if I'm 21 maybe I can have something to help me." Or she could celebrate at one of Lisa Vanderpump's restaurants. Fanning admits Bravo's Real Housewives franchise, especially The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is a guilty pleasure. News: Dakota reveals her most treasured piece of clothing "I love Lisa," she said. "I met her »

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Dakota Fanning Talks The Last Of Robin Hood, Working with Kevin Kline, Her ‘Database’ of On Set Experiences, Brain On Fire and More

28 August 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Dakota Fanning’s been busy.  She’s been working steadily all her life, but in the past three years alone, she’s delivered Now Is Good, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, The Motel Life, Very Good Girls, Night Moves and now she’s got The Last of Robin Hood on the way, too.  She stars in that one as Beverly Aadland, the young actress who winds up catching the eye of superstar Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline).  Ultimately, she falls for him too and the two indulge in a passionate affair while Beverly’s mother, Florence (Susan Sarandon), tags along to supervise. With The Last of Robin Hood making its way into select theaters on August 29th, we got the chance to sit down with Fanning and discuss how she’s been choosing her roles lately and what it was like jumping into this true story.  Hit the jump to »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Night Moves Review

26 August 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Kelly Reichardt.

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Saarsgard.

Certificate: 15.

Run Time: 112 minutes.

Synopsis:  A trio of eco-terrorists devise a plot to destroy a nearby hydro-dam, a plan which leads to severe repercussions when an unexpected scenario arises.  

Other films in the wheelhouse of eco-terrorism tend to stereotype characters as either anarchists or vegan-hippie types Night Moves skirts both of these and instead has three normal people, who live completely mundane lives, join together to take a stance. Refreshingly their act of blowing-up the dam isn’t glorified in any way; the response of their peers isn’t the adulation that they expect, but rather disdain and confusion.

Reichardt isn’t known for her plot-heavy films, preferring to tell her story through the visuals and sound; this is a tradition she continues here. Night Moves is almost hypnotic, the slow, drawn-out shots pulling you deep into the world of the three characters. »

- Kat Smith

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The Last of Robin Hood | Review

25 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Beverly Center: Flynn’s Final Scandal Makes for Interesting Cinematic Footnote

It’s been eight years since Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s 2006 sophomore film, Quinceanera swept up the Audience and Grand Jury Prize awards at the Sundance Film Festival. The directing duo is back with a re-ignition of an old Hollywood scandal in The Last of Robin Hood, a glance at the final years of Errol Flynn and his romantic entanglement with a female minor. While the material is unerringly fascinating and features a trio of notable names, it’s a rendition that feels a bit too polished and hardly as seedy as it should be. It seems attempts have been made to assuage unnecessary heartache to the relatives of the ingénue at the center of this strange ménage-a-trois, and the resulting film seems a heavily polished reenactment too apprehensive to really get its hands dirty. Yet, the »

- Nicholas Bell

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Dakota Fanning Is Counting on a Long Career in Hollywood

22 August 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Dakota Fanning is all grown up! The actress and college student is back on the big screen in her Aug. 29 film The Last of Robin Hood, based on the true - and at the time, very scandalous - story of actor Errol Flynn's affair with a teenage actress named Beverly Aadland. At a recent press day for the movie, Dakota spoke about her own adventures as a young performer in Hollywood and how she plans to keep appearing before the camera for years to come. »

- Allie-Merriam

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Dakota Fanning Is Counting on a Long Career in Hollywood

22 August 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Dakota Fanning is all grown up! The actress and college student is back on the big screen in her Aug. 29 film The Last of Robin Hood, based on the true - and at the time, very scandalous - story of actor Errol Flynn's affair with a teenage actress named Beverly Aadland. At a recent press day for the movie, Dakota spoke about her own adventures as a young performer in Hollywood and how she plans to keep appearing before the camera for years to come. »

- Allie-Merriam

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Out with Flynn, part 2 by Anne-Katrin Titze

16 August 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline) Beverly Aadland (Dakota Fanning) toast in The Last of Robin Hood: "And behind this facade of strength is actually someone who is thinking twice."

We continue our conversation with directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, discussing Stanley Kubrick's Lolita connection to Errol Flynn, costume designer Orry-Kelly's role beyond the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis and Ethel Barrymore in Hollywood, and the palettes in Otto Preminger's Bonjour Tristesse, Richard Quine's Strangers When We Meet and Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest. Kevin Kline, Dakota Fanning and Susan Sarandon with Matt Kane, Bryan Batt and Max Casella star in The Last Of Robin Hood.

Anne-Katrin Titze: When I spoke with Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth about 20,000 Days On Earth, which is their documentary on Nick Cave, little did I expect that your film and theirs would have something in common. And that is Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Elle Fanning Sexy Dress Blows Away HFPA Event, And She’s 16! (Photos!)

15 August 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Elle Fanning, the 16-year-old sister of actress Dakota Fanning, looked like she was skipping her teenybopper phase and leaping right into adulthood at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association dinner last night (Aug. 14). She was ultra sexy in red. Fanning wore a structured red Vivienne Westwood strapless gown that probably would her kicked out of her High School prom. But she looked liked she belonged among the Hollywood sirens who attended the event. She even made bombshell Sofia Vergara look drab in her more conservative red dress. ...Read More »

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Venice to honour Frances McDormand

14 August 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us actress best known for her work in Coen Brothers’ movies including Fargo to receive talent award.

Us actress Frances McDormand is to be awarded the Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award 2014 at the 71st Venice International Film Festival (Aug 27 - Sep 6).

The prolific actress is best known for her collaborations with the Coen Brothers in films including Fargo, Raising Arizona, Burn After Reading and her first ever film role, Blood Simple.

McDormand will receive the honour on Sept 1 in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) and will be followed by the out of competition screening of Olive Kitteridge directed by Lisa Cholodenko.

The four-part HBO miniseries adaptation of the eponymous Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Elizabeth Strout co-stars Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher Jr. and Zoe Kazan.

The Playtone / As Is production will debut on HBO in the Us in November and is executive produced by McDormand alongide Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks and [link »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Emma Thompson’s Effie Gray finally set for release

14 August 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Metrodome to give wide UK release to period drama held up by legal disputes.

The long-running legal disputes holding back Emma Thompson’s period-drama Effie Gray would seem to be finally over, as the film is due for UK, Us and international release this autumn.

UK distributor Metrodome has struck a deal for a wide release in October while producers Donald Rosenfeld and Andreas Roald expect a November release in the Us.

Emma Thompson wrote and stars in the long-awaited period drama about the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.

The film’s cast includes Dakota Fanning as Effie, Thompson’s husband Greg Wise as Ruskin, Tom Sturridge as painter Everett Millais as well as David Suchet, Derek Jacobi, Robbie Coltrane, James Fox and Claudia Cardinale.

The UK deal was negotiated by Metrodome’s head of acquisitions Giles Edwards and Norwegian financier Roald of Sovereign Films.

Effie is based »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Dakota Fanning Dishes on Her Most Treasured Piece of Clothing (Hint: It Has Everything To Do With Sister Elle)

11 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Dakota Fanning stars in the new movie The Last of Robin Hood, and she also graces the September issue of Lucky magazine looking utterly high-fashion in a printed multi-colored dress. But the 20-year-old actress was quick to admit to the glossy that she's not into hopping on the bandwagon when it comes to fashion trends. "I really want Birkenstocks, but everyone has white Birkenstocks. So it's about trying to find the color that not everyone has," she said. "You can't be a slave to what everyone else thinks looks good, because sometimes it doesn't look good on you." She also is a self-proclaimed bad shopper: "The pressure of trying things on in a store freaks me out. I usually come »

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In with Flynn, part 1 by Anne-Katrin Titze

10 August 2014 5:21 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Kevin Kline, Dakota Fanning and Susan Sarandon in Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's The Last Of Robin Hood: "The real Errol Flynn can't quite live up to Errol Flynn, the idol."

In a Trump SoHo Hotel suite, high above the city, I met up with The Last Of Robin Hood directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland for a conversation on Kevin Kline's portrayal of Errol Flynn. Susan Sarandon and Dakota Fanning as Florence and Beverly Aadland led us to Marjorie Morningstar, starring Gene Kelly and Natalie Wood - Too Much, Too Soon and the Barrymore clan - Groucho Marx and You Bet Your Life - John Huston's Roots Of Heaven and all the way down to Barry Mahon's Cuban Rebel Girls.

Earlier, I had spoken with Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth about 20,000 Days On Earth, their documentary on and with Nick Cave, at the Regency Hotel. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Joss Whedon wraps 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

8 August 2014 9:03 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed Joss Whedon announces the wrap of "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." That's pretty big news, no? Also: Dakota Fanning joins Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Connelly in "American Pastoral," fans petition to have "Weird" Al Yankovic play the Super Bowl, Zooey Deschanel's She & Him teases new album, HBO's "Westworld" remake adds three familiar faces, ABC cancels "Black Box," Richard Linklater is reportedly prepping a sort-of sequel to "Dazed and Confused," and more. Catch up in the embedded gallery below. »

- HitFix Staff

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In the War Zone: Trailer for Guantanamo-Set Drama Starring Stewart, Maadi

8 August 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Camp X-Ray’ trailer 2014: Kristen Stewart and Payman Maadi in Guantanamo’s ‘war zone’ (photo: Kristen Stewart in ‘Camp X-Ray’) The official Camp X-Ray trailer is out. "Make no mistake about it. This is a war zone," a male voice tells the recruits (and us) at the start of the movie trailer, set in Guantanamo’s temporary detention center Camp X-Ray. A "war zone" in more ways than one; he’s referring not only to the physical danger faced by the U.S. military guards (and their Muslim prisoners — or rather, "detainees"), but also, and more ominously, to a war of minds and mindsets between the two groups, who may have more in common with each other than is apparent on the surface. Private Amy Cole aka Kristen Stewart is forewarned: "You can talk to ‘em, but do not let these guys learn anything about you. Do not let them get inside your head. »

- Andre Soares

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‘American Pastoral’ For Dakota Fanning

7 August 2014 5:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Dakota Fanning has been confirmed to star in the Philip Roth adaptation American Pastoral, announced today by producers Lakeshore Entertainment. She will play Merry Levov, who derails her businessman father’s career by committing terrorist acts during the Vietnam War. Lakeshore President, Gary Lucchesi, said on the announcement:

“The role of ‘Merry’ is an extremely complex part, and I believe that Dakota Fanning will break our hearts with her performance,”

Having announced Jennifer Connelly and Ewan McGregor as Merry’s parents over the last two months the casting looks like it’s picking up speed for this project, due to start filming early next year.

Fanning was last seen on Us screens in Night Moves, the drama thriller also starring Jesse Eisenberg is released in the UK at the end of the month. Also coming up for release in September for the actress is Effie Gray, penned by Emma Thompson. »

- Victoria Bull

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Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly Join American Pastoral Cast

6 August 2014 9:13 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly have been cast by Lakeshore Entertainment to join Ewan McGregor in the upcoming Philip Roth-directed adaptation, ‘American Pastoral.’ Connelly will play Dawn, the wife of McGregor’s character, Swede Levov, while Fanning will portray their daughter, Merry Levov. “The role of Merry is an extremely complex part, and I believe that (Dakota) Fanning will break our hearts with her performance,” said Lakeshore President, Gary Lucchesi. “(Jennifer) Connelly is one of the great actresses of our time,” stated Lakeshore CEO, Tom Rosenberg. “We always wanted her to play Dawn in ‘American Pastoral,’ and we’re thrilled to be working with her.” John Romano, who previously adapted Michael Connelly’s  [ Read More ]

The post Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly Join American Pastoral Cast appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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Casting: Pace, Borle, Beek, Fanning, McShane

6 August 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Prisoner Of War

Lee Pace ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Hobbit") has joined the cast of Joe Miale's sci-fi thriller "Prisoner Of War" as his next leading role, replacing Alex Russell ("Chronicle").

The story follows an American soldier and a French foreign aid worker who team up in Africa amid humankind’s last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Filming begins in September in South Africa. [Source: Deadline]

Peter Pan Live

Tony-winning actor Christian Borle is in talks to play both Smee and Mr. Darling in NBC's live production of "Peter Pan" this Fall.

Traditionally in some productions, the actor who plays Captain Hook also plays Mr. Darling, but Christopher Walken is only doing Hook this time - leaving Borle to take on the double duty role. [Source: EW]

CSI: Cyber

James Van Der Beek ("Dawson's Creek") has scored a series regular role in "CSI: Cyber" on CBS. Van Der Beek will play FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, »

- Garth Franklin

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