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abstew here. This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the my favorite movies growing up, Troop Beverly Hills. (I mistakenly thought the woman with curly red hair on the VHS cover was my beloved Bette Midler, but when I realized it wasn't, I loved the movie too much to care and made my parents rent it at least once a month.) But all those times I watched those Wilderness Girls singing about the virtues of Cookie Time, I never thought that the actress playing Shelley Long's daughter, Hannah Nefler, would grow up to be my absolute favorite singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis. She writes the songs that make me remember that I have feelings. If you opened my chest it would be in the shape of Jenny Lewis.
After a brief stint as a child star (even appearing on »
Remember a few years back, when Dakota Fanning was the precocious child star stealing all our hearts? Well, while Dakota has grown up, staring us down as an evil vampire in The Twilight Saga and appearing in smaller films like Night Moves, it’s pretty clear to see that her younger sister Elle has dethroned her in the hearts and minds of the general public.
Since breaking out with Somewhere and Super 8, younger Fanning hasn’t slowed down one bit, appearing in feel-good crowd-pleaser We Bought a Zoo, indie drama Ginger & Rosa, dystopian romance Young Ones and, most impressively, fairy-tale blockbuster Maleficent. Now, Fanning’s ready to finally prove herself as a lead actress, with news that she’s landed the lead role in How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
- Isaac Feldberg
Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has taken movie audiences on extravagant adventures of a lifetime during his lengthy course behind the camera when impacting the film industry with his captivating on-screen imagination. Spielberg has shown an amazing range of vision and scope when tackling various movie genres that tap in the collective consciousness of moviegoers. Science fiction, social issue dramas, action and adventure, period pieces, family-oriented fantasies, comedies, war movies–you name it and Spielberg has done it on the big screen in his illustrious film career in directing, producing, writing and promoting.
Although Spielberg has done his share of adult-oriented films that cater to the sophisticated masses he is primarily known for his whimsical kid-friendly fare or at least releases that feature children in some of his escapist gems that may not necessarily be considered kiddie-coated. In Kid’s Play: Top 10 Steven Spielberg-Directed Child-Centric Films we will take a »
- Frank Ochieng
In the last couple of decades, Hollywood has come down with a bad case of sequilitis. Prior to the year 2000, there were only a handful of billion-dollar franchises on which the studios could rely. Now, there are over 30. Comic books, literary adaptations and established brands provide the built-in recognition and wide appeal that will draw audiences to the multiplex, regardless of whether or not this endless parade of follow-ups are actually any good.
Despite this increasing reliance on sequels to generate box office dollars, there are plenty of movies that seem to have set themselves up for a second, third or even final installment that never comes to fruition. The go-to option is to reboot an established franchise instead of taking a chance on a new one, which has a lot to do with the continued repetitiveness and mediocrity of most franchise fare.
With that in mind, this »
- Scott Campbell
In the new movie Very Good Girls, Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen play teenage best friends who spend one long, lazy summer seducing the same guy (Boyd Holbrook). Olsen, however, doesn't realize that Fanning is fooling around with her new beau; Fanning is keeping it a secret from everyone, as you'll see in this exclusive clip, where she embarks on a scandalous shower hookup with Holbrook even as she carries on a conversation with her mother (Ellen Barkin), who's just outside the bathroom door. (If you feel bad for Olsen, since her screen Bf is secretly canoodling with her screen Bff, know that she won the battle in real life: Olsen and Holbrook got engaged this year after two years of dating.) Very Good Girls is currently available on VOD, and it'll be out in theaters July 25. »
- Kyle Buchanan
Dakota Fanning has spoken about how she coped with growing up in the public eye.
Speaking to Town & Country magazine, the actress insisted that it is possible to lead a private life in show business if you choose to.
"I'm just never going to parade my personal life," Fanning explained. "If you choose to not do it, it's not hard to not do it... Any part of an artistic business is made better by there being a little mystery. That's what movies are about."
However, the actress said it has not been an easy ride.
"Because people saw me grow up, there's this weird sort of ownership that they feel for me and that is... difficult," she continued.
"Because it's »
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- Brittney Stephens
Dakota Fanning is opening up about growing up in the spotlight."The Last of Robin Hood" star graces the cover of the August issue of Town & Country, where she talks about her life in the limelight and how she maintains her privacy.At just 20 years old, the veteran actress has aced stardom with a maturity and poise. She's managed to avoid the pitfalls of fame because she's made an effort to keep her private life, well, private."I’m just never going to parade my personal life," Fanning tells the mag. "If you choose to not do it, it’s not hard to not do it… Any part of an artistic business is made better by there being a little mystery. That’s what movies are about."It seems that the blonde beauty has always known what she wanted, including making her own decision to become a child star."It »
- tooFab Staff
Picking the best movies that come out in any given year is no easy feat. For film fans, a quality feature can come out at any time, from any one, and discovering an enjoyable and well-crafted feature is truly a pleasure. As we reach the halfway point of the year, many excellent films have already made their way to theatres, films that are well worth a watch. Below, you shall find the list of the top 30 films of 2014 to date, a list that ranges from science fiction thrillers to period dramas.
A few notes to keep in mind when reading our entry: Certain films from our 2013 list make a second appearance on this list. This is because the movies, while technically released this year, were seen by a select few in time for last year’s list, due to the benefit of film festivals and press screenings. The list itself is in no particular order, »
Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an aspiring actress, Beverly Aadland.
The two had a high-flying affair that spanned the globe and was enabled by the girl’s fame-obsessed mother, Florence. It all came crashing to an end in October 1959, when events forced the relationship into the open, sparking an avalanche of publicity castigating Beverly and her mother – which only fed Florence’s need to stay in the spotlight. The Last Of Robin Hood is a story about the desire for fame and the price it exacts.
- Michelle McCue
His nickname in Tinseltown is Kevin De-Kline owing to rigorous career choices and he appeared as songsmith Cole Porter in De-lovely. Now versatile and underrated character star Kline is to play Errol Flynn in new biopic The Last Of Robin Hood alongside Dakota Fanning. Here’s the trailer, which sees Kline as the ageing movie legend, who in the twilight of his career started a relationship with young actress Beverly Aadland (Fanning)…
Featuring Susan Sarandon as Aadland’s showbiz-obsessed mother, the film is written/directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash West (The Fluffer) and will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films. As a huge fan of Kline’s I have to say this role looks perfect for him and hopefully will be a case of actor and material meeting at the right time to create “lightning in a bottle”. Though with Flynn’s infamous reputation expect there to be plenty of bottles onscreen. »
- Steve Palace
The new film chronicles the life of 1930's "Robin Hood" film actor, womanizer, alcoholic, 'Errol Flynn' (Kevin Kline) and his affair with teenage chorus girl lover 'Beverly Aadland' (Dakota Fanning), before he died in her arms of a heart attack at the age of 50:
- Michael Stevens
The Last of Robin Hood has released a new trailer.
The 50-year-old Flynn struggled to get Aadland's career off the ground during the affair that occurred just before he died in 1959 at the age of 50.
The Last of Robin Hood will be released in the Us on August 29. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »
Not at all a follow-up to the 2010 Ridley Scott epic, The Last Of Robin Hood revolves around Errol Flynn, the famous swashbuckler who played the Nottingham outlaw 70 years before Russell Crowe. Kevin Kline stars as the roguish Flynn, in the story of his relationship with chorus girl Beverley Aadland (Dakota Fanning) and her controlling mother Florence (Susan Sarandon). Following its life on the festival circuit, here's a new trailer.Flynn, as the trailer makes clear, had spent a decade treating every day as his last when, aged 50, he met the 17-year-old Aadland and began his romantic pursuit. The struggling actress had had tiny roles in Death Of A Salesman and South Pacific and, encouraged by her mother, saw the attention of Flynn as a career opportunity.The pair worked together on 1959's Cuban Rebel Girls, not quite with the results Aadland hoped for, and were considered to head up Stanley Kubrick »
Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, the film stars Academy Award winner Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda, Last Vegas) as legendary leading man Errol Flynn, alongside Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise) and Dakota Fanning (Push).
Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an aspiring actress, Beverly Aadland. The two had a high-flying affair that spanned the globe and was enabled by the girl’s fame-obsessed mother, Florence. It all came crashing to an end in October 1959, when events forced the relationship into the open, sparking an avalanche of publicity castigating Beverly and her mother »
- Scott Davis
The Last of Robin Hood, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year but hits theaters August 29, chronicles Errol Flynn's relationship with his teenage chorus-girl lover, Beverly Aadland, just before his death of a heart attack at the age of 50. Kevin Kline and Dakota Fanning play Flynn and Aadland, respectively, with Susan Sarandon as Beverly's ambitious stage mom who enables the sordid affair. It looks like the three of them are doing most of the heavy lifting — although we do get a glimpse of Mad Men's Bryan Batt (hi Sal!) — in a trailer that seems to lean pretty heavily on quirky banter, bouncy music, and Old Hollywood glamor, considering that the film's premise is statutory rape. But hey, aren't those old-timey outfits great? »
- Anna Silman
Arriving in Us cinemas at the end of August is an all-too-rare leading role for the mighty Kevin Kline. And it seems he's picked a good one too. He's taking on the part of Errol Flynn, in a film that charts the last days of the actor.
A trailer for The Last Of Robin Hood landed overnight too, and you can take a look at how the film is shaping up here. There's no UK release date that we know of yet, mind.
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With the recent premiere of Maleficient, we’ve all spent a good deal of time talking about Elle Fanning and her career turn as a real life Disney princess. But the focus is about to shift again to the older sister, with Dakota Fanning stepping into the shoes of a young and impressionable 1940s starlet in The Last of Robin Hood. After all, who would know more about struggling through Hollywood and rising to fame as a teenager than someone who has done it herself? The silver screen gal she’s portraying, Beverly Aadland, was in a bit of a different situation than Fanning, however. Aadland was a chorus girl just at the beginnings of her blossoming film career, with only a twinkle of Hollywood in her future and an overbearing stage mom (Susan Sarandon) at her side. It’s the beauty and talents of the — very, very — young beauty that catches the eye of Robin Hood »
- Samantha Wilson
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods 300: Rise of an Empire (bloody-crazy action sequel; Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey; rated R) Winter's Tale (drama; Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay; rated PG-13) Rob the Mob (drama; Michael Pitt, Ray Romano; rated R) Very Good Girls (drama; Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen; pretheatrical release; rated R) Happy Christmas (comedy; Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham; pretheatrical release premieres 6/26; rated R) Radio Free...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Fans of legendary actor Errol Flynn are asked to examine the last, controversial years of his life in the first trailer for The Last of Robin Hood. Best known for starring in 1938's The Adventures of Robin Hood, Errol Flynn was a notorious ladies man, whose affair with young actress Beverly Aadland (Dakota Fanning) was exposed in October 1959. Susan Sarandon also stars as the actress' mother Florence, who helped enable the ongoing affair through her own obsession with fame. Take a look at the first footage from The Last of Robin Hood, arriving in theaters August 29.
Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies' man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an aspiring actress, Beverly Aadland. The two had a high-flying affair that spanned the globe »
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