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Videos Of The Week: New Trailers for Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s ‘Six Wives of Henry Lefay’ & ‘Falling Awake’

22 December 2009 7:28 PM, PST | Channing Tatum Unwrapped | See recent Channing Tatum Unwrapped news »

Today's Videos of the Week are two new trailers for Jenna Dewan-Tatum's upcoming movies 'Falling Awake' and 'Six Wives of Henry Lefay'. Enjoy!

Courtesy of Leda Films, fans can check out the new trailer for Jenna's upcoming comedy 'Six Wives of Henry Lefay', which has been renamed to 'My Dad's Six Wives'. It's about a grieving daughter who tries to arrange her father's funeral, while putting up with all of his ex-wives, and also stars Elisha Cuthbert, Tim Allen, Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman, and Paz Vega. The movie doesn't have a Us release date yet, but you can see Jenna at the 2:10, 2:18, and 2:35 marks in the trailer...

'Falling Awake' is a story about survival beyond one's class and condition, and the profound changes that occur when a young musician awakens the magic, the music and the possibilities for romance in the world »

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DVD Review: Not Forgotten

5 November 2009 11:17 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Review by Bob Greenberger

Filmmakers always sound fascinating during their commentary tracks or “making of” featurettes. They have lofty ambitions for their movies and its always disappointing when the story they talk about proves more interesting than the finish film itself.

Such is the case with the thriller Not Forgotten, out this week on DVD from our pals at Anchor Bay Entertainment. Written by Tomás Romero and Dror Soref and directed by Soref, its atmospheric and has tremendous potential but remains largely uninvolving and winds up far more predictable than it should be.

Starring Simon Baker, the DVD release is playing up his name now that he is a major star thanks to the success of his CBS series The Mentalist. When the film was released very briefly in January, he was just another actor with Paz Vega and Claire Forlani the better recognized names.

Baker plays Jack Bishop, father »

- Barrett

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Big chill at start of Rome film fest

15 October 2009 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rome -- The fourth Rome International Film Festival got under way Thursday with the in-competition European premiere of "Triage" from Danis Tanovic, but cool temperatures and a no-show from the film's star, Colin Farrell, limited interest in the red carpet.

Temperatures dipped to an unseasonably cool 46 degrees for the first night on the red carpet, with similarly cool temperatures predicted for the next several evenings.

In the absence of Farrell, who skipped Rome to await the birth of his child, it was left to co-star Paz Vega to add some sizzle to the evening, and she did, lingering on the red carpet in a sexy black dress, to the delight of autograph-seeking fans and the Italian paparazzi.

Christopher Lee, another of the film's stars, was also on hand for the red carpet opening, along with Tanovic, whose 2001 film "No Man's Land" won the Oscar for best foreign-language film.

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- By Eric J. Lyman

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Colin Farrell’s ‘Triage’ to open International Rome Film Festival (IrishCentral)

28 September 2009 12:10 PM, PDT | IrishCentral | See recent IrishCentral news »

Colin Farrell’s new movie “Triage” will open this year’s Rome International Film Festival (Riff) on October 15. The Irish actor and his co-star, Spanish actress Paz Vega, are scheduled to attend the festival’s opening night gala at what will be their film’s European premiere. “Triage” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, where Farrell now infamously attacked a photographer for yelling at his sister on the red carpet. “Triage,” from Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tanovic, stars Farrell as a war photojournalist suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. The photographer returns to Ireland to discover that his best friend has failed to come home. Most of the film was shot in Dublin. “Triage” will kick off the fourth annual Riff, which will feature 12 films in competition. Farrell’s flick will be up against “The Last Station,” starring Helen Mirren and James McAvoy, and “Up in the Air,” starring George Clooney. The »

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'Triage' to open International Rome Film Festival

28 September 2009 7:26 AM, PDT | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

Danis Tanovic's 'Triage' will open this year's Rome International Film Festival (Riff) on October 15. The film's stars Colin Farrell and Paz Vega are expected to attend the opening night gala. Having recently received its world premiere screening at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada, this will be the film's European premiere. 'Triage' tells the story of the impact of post-traumatic stress syndrome on a war photographer who returns to Ireland to be hit with the fact that his best friend has failed to come home. It was produced by Alan Moloney, Cedomir Kolar and Mark Baschet and the director of photography for the film was Seamus Deasy. Many of the film's scenes were shot in and around Dublin »

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Whiteout and Not Forgotten (Film Reviews)

10 September 2009 9:16 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Despite minor genre trappings sprinkled throughout both, neither Whiteout (opening nationwide September 11) nor Not Forgotten (beginning a New York City engagement on the 11th ahead of a DVD release November 3) is really a horror film. That hasn’t stopped Warner Bros. from trying to sell Whiteout like one, though what they’re pitching as a literal chiller about a malevolent presence terrorizing an South Pole research station turns out to be a mystery/suspense drama without mystery, suspense or drama.

Kate Beckinsale trades in her Underworld leather garb for a parka to play U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko, who’s about to wrap up a stint on Antarctica (which the film helpfully reminds us is “the coldest, most isolated land mass on the planet”). Within the film’s first eight minutes, she and the filmmakers demonstrate that they’ve remembered her fans via a lengthy shower scene, but she has »

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Tiff Picks 09: Danis Tanovic's Triage

7 September 2009 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- #25. Triage Director: Danis Tanovic Cast: Colin Farrell, Paz Vega, Christopher Lee, Kelly Reilly, Jamie Sives, Juliet StevensonDistributor: Rights Available. Buzz: Receiving it's world preem at Tiff, Tanovic's third film should find plenty of buyer interest if Farrell is at the top of his game - and from what I read, he may have delivered a strong dramatic performance. The Gist: Based on Scott Anderson's novel of the same name, Farrell plays Mark, a photo-journalist returning home from a dangerous assignment. When his colleague and best friend fails to return home, Mark's girlfriend, Elena (Vega), must find the clues to the mystery that's slowly killing her boyfriend. Tiff Schedule: Click here for screening times   »

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Paz Vega: Motherhood is ‘Superhuman’

27 August 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

Inf Spanish actress Paz Vega, 33, introduces her new daughter Ava, 5 weeks, in the latest issue of Hola! magazine and raves about life as a mom-of-two. “Motherhood is the greatest, something superhuman, the piece that’s missing from the puzzle,” she proclaims; Likening her love for Ava and 2-year-old Orson to a “bottomless well,” Paz adds,

“It doubles, it triples. It’s inexhaustible and inexplicable.”

Like most moms, Paz says she often finds herself wondering how she “ever lived” before welcoming her daughter and son. “In homes with children, there is light,” she notes. As for Ava’s delivery, which required a c-section due to transverse positioning, Paz recalls,

“I remember, more than anything, the moment I heard her cry and I knew that she was alive and breathing. In that moment, you feel a great sense of peace and relief.”

Ava and Orson are Paz’s children with husband Orson Salazar. »

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Vega Welcomes Baby Daughter

23 July 2009 5:06 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The Spirit star Paz Vega is now a mother of two - she welcomed a baby daughter last week.

The 33-year-old actress and her husband Orson Salazar are thrilled with the new addition to their brood after little Ava was born in Madrid, Spain.

A representative for the star says, "Paz and Ava are both healthy and enjoying being at home."

And the tot, who weighed in at 7lbs, 2oz (3.2kgs), is already proving to have a healthy appetite.

The spokesperson adds, "The baby has come big (sic) and with lots of interest in eating!"

The couple already have a son, two year old Orson. »

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Paz Vega Welcomes Daughter Ava

21 July 2009 12:00 PM, PDT | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

Inf It’s a girl! Actress Paz Vega and her husband Orson Salazar welcomed their second child on Friday, July 17th, the Spanglish star confirms. As was planned, daughter Ava Salazar was born in Madrid and weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz.

“Paz and Ava are both healthy and enjoying being at home,” her rep Marcel Pariseau confirms to Celebrity Baby Blog. “Paz and Orson are both so excited about the new addition to their young family.”

Due to the baby’s positioning, Paz needed to undergo a cesarean to deliver her daughter. “She was transverse in my womb, so they had to perform a c-section,” the actress explained in interviews with the Spanish press.

While the 33-year-old is “happy” that the delivery went perfectly, she laughs that baby Ava is keeping everyone on their toes with her voracious appetite.

“The baby has come big and with lots of interest in eating! »

- Anya

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Paz Vega in the Human Contract Trailer, DVD Release Date

18 May 2009 10:19 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Paz Vega is a major star in Spain, but she’s never really caught on in the States despite being in a number of Hollywood films as the female lead. Unfortunately her latest movie, “Human Contract” isn’t going to help in that regard, because the film is going straight to DVD June 30 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is a pretty spicy little drama, because let’s face it, when you think Jada Pinkett Smith, you think spicy little dramas. Okay, maybe not so much, but the trailer sure sells the sex pretty hard. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The film is Rated R, so one supposes there will be follow-through with all the teasing. A highly successful but personally tortured ad businessman (Jason Clarke) has his life turned upside down after meeting a free-spirited, mysterious beauty (Paz Vega), who tempts him to explore reckless love Starring Jason Clarke, »

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Not Forgotten Trailer & Images!

6 May 2009 4:15 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Anchor Bay Entertainment has provided us with some images and the poster for the upcoming thriller Not Forgotten, which opens in Los Angeles on May 15th. (DVD release to be announced!) Directed by Dror Soref from a script by Soref and Tomas Romero, Not Forgotten stars Simon Baker (Land Of The Dead) & Paz Vega. Below you'll also find the synopsis and trailer for the flick.

Synopsis: Jack Bishop (Simon Baker) lives the life of every man’s dream with his beautiful wife, Amaya, (Paz Vega) and a happy, healthy daughter, Toby (Chloe Moretz). He has the career he always wanted and a loving home in a peaceful Texas border town. But it is no coincidence that Jack’s life seems perfect. His past hides a black secret, one he hides from his family, one he hides from himself.

When Toby goes missing, Jack knows his past has come back to haunt him. »

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Summer Movie Preview

6 May 2009 4:12 PM, PDT | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

We're all for getting out in the summertime, but there might not be anything more refreshing than cooling off in a movie theater... or seeing a movie in the comfort of your air-conditioned home on demand, on DVD, or online... or better yet catching a classic on the big screen at a nearby repertory theater. With literally hundreds of films to choose from this summer, we humbly present this guide to the season's most exciting offerings.

May 1

"Eldorado"

The Cast: Bouli Lanners, Fabrice Adde, Philippe Nahon, Didier Toupy, Franise Chichy

Director: Bouli Lanners

Fest Cred: Cannes, Warsaw, Glasgow, Palm Springs,

The Gist: When Elie (Adde), a hapless young thief attempts to rob Yvan (Lanners), a 40-year-old car dealer, the two form a unlikely friendship that leads to a road trip across Belgium in this slight comedy that won the Best European Film at the Director's Fortnight at Cannes last year. »

- Stephen Saito

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New trailer, release details for Not Forgotten

5 May 2009 2:02 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Anchor Bay Entertainment sent along the link to a new trailer to herald the theatrical release of its supernaturally tinged thriller Not Forgotten, starring Land Of The Dead and The Mentalist’s Simon Baker. You can check out the preview below.

Directed by feature first-timer Dror Soref from a script he wrote with Tomás Romero, Not Forgotten stars Baker as a man whose search for his abducted daughter (The Eye’s Chloe Moretz) takes him through the darkest corners of Mexico, where he encounters much worse things than swine flu—including a death cult called Santa Muerte. Paz Vega, Michael DeLorenzo, Ken Davitian, Claire Forlani and Mark Rolston co-star; the behind-the-scenes talent includes Dp Steven Bernstein, production designer Craig Stearns (a veteran of genre fare going back to John Carpenter’s Halloween and The Fog) and composer Mark Isham. The movie’s big-screen play includes Friday, May 15 openings at the Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood, »

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Manly Casting Bites: A Huston God and Mr. Big

29 April 2009 6:45 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Fie Louis Leterrier, and all of the people behind the Clash of the Titans remake! I have to admit, Liam Neeson as Zeus and Ralph Fiennes as Hades tempted my curiosity, and now I can't help but see it. The Hollywood Reporter posts that Danny Huston is the next man of the Titans, and he will play Poseidon -- God of the Sea. Leterrier only knows how much this will mean for the actor, since this so-called remake is switching up the story left, right, and center. Maybe this time around, we'll see the old guy get sexy with Medusa. Whatever the case, this is one more big flick for Huston, and maybe one day we'll get some solid starring work, and a North American release for Fade to Black while we're at it. (What's Fade to Black? Why, it's the film where he stars as Orson Welles. A project that also boasts Paz Vega, »

- Monika Bartyzel

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May 2009 Monthly Movie Preview

27 April 2009 9:51 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The movie studio executives play God around this time every year. Don’t listen to mother nature … summer starts May 1. The blockbusters are upon us, and it looks like May might just be The big month of movies this year. Sure, we have to wait for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, but we’ve already been waiting for that last one for a while now. And it looks like each week we will have a new box office winner … my hunch is Wolverine will have the biggest opening weekend, but when it’s all said and done, Star Trek will be box office king. Let’s get to the films.

May 1 Movie of the Week

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

The Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Will I Am, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch

The Plot: »

- Jeff Bayer

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Spirit’ Deserves Another Chance at Life in HD

16 April 2009 4:19 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Frank Miller’s “The Spirit” is far-from-perfect. The attempts at goofy humor fall flat, the script is wildly uneven, and Gabriel Macht is deadly dull in the title role, but there’s way more to like here than I expected after missing it in theaters and hearing all the horrendous buzz from its initial release. It may not be great, but “The Spirit” could surprise you too. It’s a mess, but it’s kind of a beautiful mess, especially in HD.

Blu-Ray Rating: 3.5/5.0 What do I like about Frank Miller’s take on the classic Will Eisner comic? It’s unapologetic. I always appreciate filmmakers willing to stick to their creative vision and there’s no denying that aspect of “The Spirit”. Miller is a visually intriguing director and “The Spirit” is just fun to watch in 1080P and with the incredibly low expectations I had going into it. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Exclusive The Spirit DVD & Blu-ray Bonus Clip

10 April 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Frank Miller's The Spirit hits DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Tuesday, April 14th ( full specs here ) and Superhero Hype! has your first look at a clip from the "Green World" special feature. Written and directed by Miller, the adaptation of Will Eisner's comic book series stars Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Eva Mendes, Dan Lauria, Paz Vega, Jaime King, Scarlett Johansson, Louis Lombardi and Stana Katic. Click here to watch the clip! »

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Industry abuzz about possible Cannes lineup

3 April 2009 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

As spring dawns, so does one of the film world's biggest questions, namely -- what's in the Cannes?

The official announcement from Thierry Fremaux and his team regarding what's in store for the annual cinephile and industry gathering won't take place for another three weeks. But filmmakers, execs and sales agents are already buzzing about what will unspool at the festival.

The consensus: a slate that mixes auteur fare and star-driven pics, though one that's a little light on high-profile American titles.

The most prominent pic, at least from a star-power standpoint, won't even have its star there, as Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," the last film from Heath Ledger, is expected to make its debut after a lengthy postproduction process.

In addition to Gilliam's first appearance on the Croisette in more than a decade, a "Parnassus" debut also would offer the prospect of several stars -- including Johnny Depp, »

- By Steven Zeitchik

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Cuba Gooding Jr. is the Last Post-Apocalyptic Warrior

30 March 2009 7:29 AM, PDT | SciFiCool.com | See recent SciFiCool.com news »

Snicker at the idea of Cuba Gooding Jr. playing a genetically altered super warrior in a post-apocalyptic wasteland if you will, but I think he could pull it off. Hey, he’s no Denzel Washington and this is no “Book of Eli”, but Gooding Jr. has proven himself more than capable of action movie heroics before, and I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on this one. In a war-ravaged and disease-ridden future, a genetically altered killing machine escapes impending destruction and goes on the run, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. According to Cinema Blend, the movie was originally supposed to star Laurence Fishburne, who has since been replaced by Gooding Jr. The film, according to IMDb.com, will co-star Spanish beauty Paz Vega, and Olivier Martinez and Vincent Perez are “rumored” for roles. I don’t know what “rumored” means, though, since IMDb.com »

- Nix

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