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Lara Bingle's Baby Bump Makes Its Debut—See the Pic!

28 January 2015 7:48 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lara Bingle has yet to confirm her pregnancy, but it looks like she's just going to let her bump do the talking. Sam Worthington's ladylove resurfaced after spending some time away from the spotlight and had a very noticeable accessory with her—a growing baby bump! Ok! Australia published the photos of Bingle in their latest issue, which show the blond bombshell wearing a plain white T-shirt, sunhat and shades during an outing with her mother in Palm Springs, Calif., and she seemed to proudly flaunt her protruding belly for the first time since the pregnancy speculation began (and after teasing us with those underwater Ig pics). Reports about the duo expecting their first child together began »

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Watch: Trailer For ‘Kidnapping Mr Heineken’ With Anthony Hopkins & Sam Worthington

27 January 2015 1:07 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The famous Dutch brewer’s slogan may be ‘Open your World’ nowadays but back in 1983, it was much closer to open your wallet.

Based on the famous 1983 kidnapping case of Alfred ‘Freddy’ Heineken who was released on payment of the world’s highest paid ransom (about £34 million), Kidnapping Mr Heineken tells the story of five childhood friends who pulled off the crime of the century…until they got away with it.

Directed by Daniel Alfredson, the film stars Anthony Hopkins as Freddy Heineken, Sam Worthington as Willem Holleeder, Jim Sturgess as Cor Van Hout, Ryan Kwanten as Jan ‘Cat’ Boellard, Mark van Eeuwen as Frans ‘Spikes’ Meijer, and Thomas Cocquerel as Martin ‘Brakes’ Erkamps.

Although Kidnapping Mr Heineken opens in the Us on March 12th, there’s no word yet on a UK release date. Check out the film’s poster artwork and trailer below, then let us know what »

- Sacha Hall

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Sundance: Alchemy Buys Nicole Kidman’s ‘Strangerland’

27 January 2015 11:19 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alchemy has acquired all North American rights to director Kim Farrant’s drama “Strangerland,” starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving.

The film premiered in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition on Friday. Alchemy is planning a multiplatform release later this year.

The film centers on a couple that has recently transplanted to a remote Australian desert town. Their lives are flung into crisis when their two teenage kids mysteriously disappear as a massive dust storm hits.

Strangerland” is written by Fiona Seres and Michael Kinirons and based on a story by Seres. Producers are Macdara Kelleher and Naomi Wenck; executive producers are Molly Conners, Maria Cestone, Sarah E. Johnson, Adriana L. Randall, Andrew Mackie and Richard Payten.

It’s the second acquisition for Alchemy since it rebranded itself earlier this month and ditched the Millennium Entertainment label. On Jan. 13, Alchemy announced it had acquired the crime thriller “Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Cake’ is a careless character study

26 January 2015 6:52 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Written by Patrick Tobin

Directed by Daniel Barnz

USA, 2014

In Cake, it takes about fifteen minutes for director Daniel Barnz to establish the ground rules for this familiar portrait of grief and addiction, followed up by another ninety minutes or so of dramatic clumsiness and eye-rolling clichés. Whether it is drugs, sex, or booze, each brings a routine numbing quality to the table for Claire Bennett (Aniston), a seemingly darkly comedic and scathing woman who we first meet in a support group for chronic physical pain. The group is discussing the recent suicide of one of their members, while Claire draws appalling gasps due to her candid sarcasm on the matter. Sporting facial and body scars as well as weedy hair, Aniston’s return to drama screams “I’m ready for recognition!” but Cake does a horrible job of providing Aniston with much to work with.

Claire has driven most people away from her, »

- Ty Landis

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Film Review: ‘Cake’ Serves Emotionally Honest, Career-Growing Dramatic Role for Jennifer Aniston

24 January 2015 3:13 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It’s been a while since I walked out of a screening so affected and feeling that I just experienced a truly honest, important film.

Sure, other ones have since, but back in 2007, “Once” especially made me feel that way long before the Oscars. I never would have expected it here and nor will you from this film you’ve probably heard little or nothing about, but a little engine that could called “Cake” has done that to me again. And you’d never guess who primarily made it possible: Jennifer Aniston in a visually unflattering, dramatic role.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

While “Cake” as a film is receiving mixed reception, Aniston is being recognized for the career-growing range it’s proving for her beyond the “Friends” comedic stigma she’s trying to grow beyond. Though she tried with the dramatic romance “Love Happens” in 2009, it bombed. “Horrible Bosses” in 2011 and “Horrible Bosses 2 »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Trailer for Kidnapping Mr. Heineken with Sam Worthington and Anthony Hopkins

24 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We have a trailer here for you to watch for a really interesting crime thriller that’s based on a true story. It’s called Kidnapping Mr. Heineken and it stars Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess, and Ryan Kwanten.

In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire (Anthony Hopkins). The shocking capture–by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam–resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual. It was truly the perfect crime…until they got away with it.

The movie was directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played With Fire), and it will be released in theaters and VOD on March 6th.


- Joey Paur

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, January 23; What Will You See?

23 January 2015 3:37 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, January 16th. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.) Wide The Boy Next Door Director: Rob Cohen Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth Synopsis: "A psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes too far." Cake Director: Daniel Barnz Cast: Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Jennifer Aniston, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Adriana Barraza Synopsis: "While struggling with her own trauma, a woman in a chronic-pain support group begins to investigate the suicide of a fellow group member and develops an unexpected relationship with the woman’s husband." Criticwire Grade Average: B- (16 reviews) The Loft Director: Erik Van Looy Cast: Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rhona Mitra Synopsis: "The story of five guys who »

- Steve Greene

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Cake Movie Review

23 January 2015 10:32 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Cake Director: Daniel Barnz Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Felicity Huffman and Chris Messina Testing your emotional limitations as you strive to fully understand such diverse things as your motivations, reactions and interactions with the people who have the most powerful influence in your life can be a daunting experience for anyone. But that exploration can be even more unnerving as you become so disenchanted with the way your life turned out that you intentionally push the people who care the most about you away, which ultimately causes you more heartbreak and pain. Director Daniel Barnz’s new independent drama, ‘Cake,’ powerfully and entrancingly chronicles the  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Cake | Review

23 January 2015 8:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Let Them Have It: Barnz Banks on Adept Aniston

Grief is a prickly emotion to convey within the confines of the indie American melodrama, a place that audiences have come to expect a certain amount of imaginable tragedy causing rippling aftershocks for its protagonist that force him or her to grow once more into a healed, even enlightened being. Along the way, a checklist of unlikely supporting cast mates imbue these reflections on coping with a sense of wishful thinking—we want these heroes and heroines of life’s harsh blows to have access to magical members of disenfranchised, socio-economically compromised denizens to guide them through a series of growing pains so that it’s possible to get right back to where they started from. If this sounds familiar, then you’ll be able to plug into the familiarity of Cake from director Daniel Barnz, which unfortunately feels more like »

- Nicholas Bell

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Jennifer Aniston Goes Drab in This Deflated Cake

23 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In Cake, Jennifer Aniston gets seriously unglamorous as Claire, a mouthy, druggy, non-practicing lawyer with a mysteriously scarred face who’s driven around Los Angeles by her Mexican housekeeper, Silvana (Adriana Barraza) — her Sancho Panza — with her seat tilted all the way back to give her only a view of trees and sky. Her morbid bluntness gets her bounced from a touchy-feely women’s therapy group; and her fascination with Nina, a group member who threw herself off a highway overpass, gets her haunted by Nina’s hostile ghost (Anna Kendrick). Said ghost becomes even more antagonistic when Claire shows up at the doorstep of Nina’s grieving, hunky spouse (Sam Worthington) and curly haired 5-year-old (Evan O’Toole), as if trying to replace what she lost — and also be a replacement. There are broad hints about the nature of the tragedy that deformed Claire’s body and soul, but »

- David Edelstein

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‘Cake’ Review: Jennifer Aniston Endures Chronic Pain in This Poignant Tale

23 January 2015 6:51 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Adriana Barraza co-star in this inexplicably panned drama (not a comedy!) that merits serious attention

Angry, depressed, self-pitying and desperate to lose herself in a pharmaceutical haze: no character is more relatable this awards season than Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston), a woman simply unable to cope after a semi-recent catastrophe leaves her with chronic pain and facial and bodily disfigurement.

The movies are full of noble sufferers, but Claire refuses to be one of them. Being difficult (by being herself) is the only way she knows how to insist that she and her pain matter — and »

- Inkoo Kang

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Watch Anthony Hopkins And Sam Worthington In New Trailer For Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

21 January 2015 7:17 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Check out the brand new trailer for Kidnapping Mr. Heineken.

Based on a true story, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken stars Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess and Ryan Kwanten.

In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire (Anthony Hopkins). The shocking capture–by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam–resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual.

It was truly the perfect crime…until they got away with it.

The film is adapted by William Brookfield from the best-selling book by Peter R. de Vries.

Directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest), Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is set for a release on iTunes/VOD and in theaters March 6 by Alchemy (formerly Millennium Entertainment).

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- Michelle McCue

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Model and Actor Plitt, Killed in Train Accident, Was Original 'Body' of Watchmen's Dr. Manhattan

21 January 2015 5:38 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Fitness model Greg Plitt killed in train accident: Plitt was the 'body' of Dr. Manhattan in 'Watchmen' movie Fitness model Greg Plitt, best known for adorning countless fitness magazine covers and for his participation on the reality TV show Work Out, was killed by a passenger train while being videotaped last Saturday afternoon, January 17, 2015, in Burbank, about 20 kilometers northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities are now trying to figure out how Plitt and his two-person crew were able to access a restricted area – without a filming permit – and what exactly they were doing there. Online tabloids claim to have the answer, asserting that Greg Plitt's death was the result of a failed thrill-seeking stunt. The athletic Plitt, who had previously shot at least one workout video on a train track, was purportedly trying to outrun the passenger train, but tripped and fell on the tracks. Police have »

- Zac Gille

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'Kidnapping Mr. Heineken' Trailer with Anthony Hopkins

21 January 2015 7:22 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It was the perfect crime...Until they got away with it. Kidnapping Mr. Heineken tells the inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. Alchemy has released the first trailer, starring Anthony Hopkins.

In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire (Anthony Hopkins). The shocking capture, by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam, resulted in a huge payout for the criminals, one they couldn't even believe themselves. It was truly the perfect crime...until they got away with it.

Based on a true story, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken also stars Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess and Ryan Kwanten. Check out the first footage before this »

- MovieWeb

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Anthony Hopkins gets taken in the trailer for Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

21 January 2015 7:03 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

True story or not, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken looks like a nice little thriller. Sam Worthington gets shit on quite a bit as an actor, but his ensemble work has been much stronger than his leading man roles. In this thriller, Worthington is flanked by Ryan Kwanten and Jim Sturgess in the tale of a kidnapping gone awry. At the center is Anthony Hopkins who looks to be turning in yet another duplicitous role. As you can see, director Daniel Alfredson has put together a nice visual style in the »

- Alex Maidy

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15 Actors Who Could Be The Breakout Stars Of 2015

21 January 2015 1:33 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


In 2014 an actor previously best known for being seven down the cast list in a cult TV sitcom rose to become the star of two of the year’s biggest blockbusters. This time last year Chris Pratt was about as far from a household name as Guardians Of The Galaxy or The Lego Movie were from being sure things at the box office. One year later and the two films have made over a billion dollars between them and Pratt looks like a leading man with genuine star quality. His lead role in this year’s Jurassic World looks set to cement his newfound status as a bona fide Hollywood star.

It sounds like a simple process, but in reality a lot of actors have been poised on the brink of stardom with multiple big movies due for release only to find the movies flop and their careers worse off than before. »

- Jack Gann

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Trailer for Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Thriller, with Anthony Hopkins and Sam Worthington

20 January 2015 11:16 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Kidnapping Mr Heineken" thriller, which is about the abduction of the heir to the beer empire. It stars Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten, and Jim Sturgess. Check out the trailer below. Plot: The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. The new movie is directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played with Fire) and will be released on VOD and select theaters on March 6th. Trailer: »

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Sometimes Beer Just Isn’t Enough In New Trailer For Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

20 January 2015 2:57 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Who doesn’t love a good kidnapping movie? A bunch of criminal scamps, the blueprint-planning stage, and the final act of their plan unraveling in the shape of the kidnapping itself. From start to finish, there’s tension and drama threaded throughout every step of the story. So, throw in an international icon And beer and you’re somewhere close to Daniel Alfredson’s upcoming flick, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken.

Based on a true story, the movie follows four childhood friends – played by Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess, Mark Van Eeuwen and Ryan Kwanten – who in 1983 decide they want out of the rat race. Keen to line their pockets with enough cash to sink the Titanic, they carry out a plot to kidnap one of the world’s wealthiest men, Mr. Freddy Heineken (Anthony Hopkins). If the name sounds familiar, it’s because the man being taken doesn’t just share a »

- Gem Seddon

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Sam Worthington is 'Kidnapping Mr. Heineken' in Thriller Trailer

20 January 2015 2:54 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There's a chance you might remember a foreign film called The Heineken Kidnapping starring Rutger Hauer, about the abduction of Alfred Heineken, the heir to the beer empire of the same name. Well, there was another film about the same event, but Kidnapping Mr. Heineken puts more of a focus on the thriller nature of the story with Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten and Jim Sturgess attempting to pull of what would become one of the biggest crimes of the decade. But rather than the plan going wrong, the kidnapping of Mr. Heineken (Anthony Hopkins) actually works, but that's just the beginning. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Daniel Alfredson's Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, originally from Yahoo: Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played with Fire) and written by William Brookfield. In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: The Perfect Crime Goes Wrong In New Trailer For 'Kidnapping Mr. Heineken' With Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess & More

20 January 2015 2:06 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If movies have taught us anything, it's that anyone who thinks they've plotted the perfect crime will have karma come swiftly around the corner to remind them things don't always work out as planned. And the fates certainly conspire against the gang in the upcoming crime thriller "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken." With the added flavor of a based-on-a-true-story tale, you can go on the run with this one today as the first trailer has arrived. Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess, and Ryan Kwanten team up for the latest from "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" filmmaker Daniel Alfredson. The story follows a group or criminals who snatch up the titular beer baron and hold him for ransom, and then....well, let's just say they're probably going to need a few stiff drinks when this is all over. Here's the official synopsis:  In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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