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Exclusive Look At The ‘Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For’ Box-Set

47 minutes ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

One of the most anticipated sequels of the past few years arrives on the home entertainment platforms in December, and Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For looks like a hell of release.

Perfect for Christmas, the deluxe Sin City box set includes copies of both Sin City and the recently released Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For on Blu-ray & DVD, alongside movie posters, specially commissioned playing cards, sticker sheets and a limited edition “Basin City” steel street sign.

Released in 2005, Sin City shook the Hollywood landscape with it’s unique comic-book inspired noir styling and all-star cast. Fastforward to 2014 and co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodrigues reunited with Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Eva Green, Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to make A Dame To Kill For, the massively anticipated follow-up.

Take a look at our exclusive look at the box set below.


- Paul Heath

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‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ flies nowhere

4 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

White Bird in a Blizzard

Written & Directed by Gregg Araki

USA, 2014


Just in case the title wasn’t enough of a hint, White Bird in a Blizzard provides enough ponderous dialogue and artsy flourishes to reveal itself as the pretentious mess that it is.  Unsure whether it’s an indie mind-screw or a conventional potboiler, Blizzard splits the difference, interspersing clumsy dream sequences with a laughably-predictable mystery plot.  This film actually seems determined to squash any chance for dramatic tension.  On that count, at least, it succeeds wildly.

Shailene Woodley continues her reign of terror with a third lackluster offering in 2014.  In contrast to Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars, she gets to play a bad girl in White Bird in a Blizzard, though the results are similarly mediocre.  Things start with a 17 year-old Kat Connor (Woodley) recalling the day her unstable mother, Eve (Eva Green), disappeared without a trace. »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Exclusive Video Interview With The Director And Cast Of White Bird In A Blizzard

7 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

White Bird in a Blizzard is the latest film from Gregg Araki, the same director who gave us Mysterious Skin, The Doom Generation and Smiley Face. It’s another excellent effort from the talented filmmaker and stars Shailene Woodley in what could be her best role to date.

The young actress steps into the role of Kat Connors, a 17-year-old girl who is just discovering her sexuality for the first time when her mother Eve (Eva Green) disappears without a trace. At first, she shows little concern over the disappearance, as the family household has long since become a very repressed one, and her father Brock (Christopher Meloni) looks to be at a complete loss in dealing with this frightening situation. But, as time goes on, Kat comes to realize how deeply affected she was by her mother suddenly vanishing and becomes obsessed with finding out the truth behind the disappearance. »

- Ben Kenber

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Edward Snowden Documentary ‘Citizenfour’, Sweden’s ‘Force Majeure': Specialty Box Office Preview

13 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Last year, RADiUS scored at the box office and in Awards Season with its documentary 20 Feet From Stardom (nearly $4.95 million and Best Documentary Feature Oscar win). This year, it may have another non-fiction awards behemoth, hitting theaters this weekend.

Citizenfour, directed by journalist and filmmaker Laura Poitras, tells the story of Nsa leaker Edward Snowden as he disclosed massive domestic U.S. government spying. The film unfolds in real time as Poitras and Guardian colleague Glenn Greenwald, working on a long-term project about government surveillance, were contacted online by a mysterious source calling himself “Citizenfour.” The film, completed in secret while Poitras was in self-imposed virtual exile, alleges even more Nsa overreaching at home and abroad than just what came out of the massive pile of U.S. documents Snowden leaked.

Another potential awards contender also arrives in U.S. theaters this weekend: Sweden’s entry for Foreign Language Oscar, »

- Brian Brooks

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White Bird In A Blizzard Review

17 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Shailene Woodley has already conquered the Ya crowd with the double-hitter of the Divergent franchise and The Fault In Our Stars, so it’s somewhat surprising (but also thrilling) to see her expand into much darker, riskier territory with White Bird in a Blizzard.

In the ’80s-set indie drama, Mysterious Skin director Gregg Araki’s first serious offering since that 2004 stunner, the actress stars as Kat Connor, a teen whose sexual awakening arrives just as her aloof, unhinged mother Eve (Eva Green) vanishes into thin air. Fearlessly baring all, both physically in the uncommonly raw and real sex scenes, and dramatically throughout the often emotional narrative, Woodley is absolutely riveting here. It’s far and away her best work since The Descendants.

Of course, those hailing White Bird in a Blizzard as a return to great drama for the young actress would be working on a faulty assumption – the film »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Weekend Movies & TV: 'John Wick,' 'The Hunger Games,' 'Jane the Virgin,' & More (Video)

20 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, Keanu Reeves plays a retired legendary assassin out for revenge in the bloody action movie "John Wick," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is now streaming on Netflix, while Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" will be available on October 25, and the new CW dramedy "Jane the Virgin" airs its third episode Monday night at 9 p.m. with its first two episodes available now on Hulu.

Also in theaters this weekend: In "Ouija," a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. "White Bird in a Blizzard" follows a teenage girl (Shailene Woodley) whose life is thrown into chaos when her mother (Eva Green) disappears. "Laggies" stars Keira Knightley as a 28-year-old in the throes of a quarter-life crisis who goes to live with her new 16-year-old (Chloe Grace Moretz) after her boyfriend proposes to her. "Citizenfour" follows »

- Jonny Black

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Blu-ray 3D, DVD, Digital Release: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

22 October 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 18, 2014; Digital Release Date: Nov. 7, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99

Studio: The Weinstein Company

The action-packed, graphic novel-styled thriller Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is the decade-later sequel to 2005’s Sin City, both of which are directed Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl).

We don't know your opinion, but we definitely think Eva Green is A Dame to Kill For.

The film is filled with  scandal, murder, betrayal and mystery revolving around the lives of those swept up in a crime-filled underworld. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, Sin City’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.

The film stars original Sin City performers Mickey Rourke (Immortal), Jessica Alba (Spy Kids 4), Bruce Willis (Looper), Powers Boothe (TV’s Hatfields and McCoys) and Rosario Dawson »

- Laurence

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8 Things You Should Know About Shailene Woodley's 'White Bird in a Blizzard'

22 October 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

At the end of "White Bird in a Blizzard," I felt sad and dirty and lost. Call it the Gregg Araki effect. The writer/director's beautifully told films make you feel warm and fuzzy, with bubblegum candy colors and likable young characters, before revealing a latent darkness that leaves you unsafe and unsettled. And these warring sensibilities have never felt more at odds (or at home) with each other than in the campy, creeping dread of "White Bird." Foremost the director of "The Living End," "The Doom Generation" and "Mysterious Skin" (this is his first film since 2010 pratfall "Kaboom"), Araki sheds his new queer cinema roots for this Shailene Woodley vehicle about a 17-year-old girl named Kat whose sexual awakening is sparked by the spooky disappearance of her down-in-the-doldrums alcoholic mother, played with wicked malaise and malice by an out-of-place (but never out-of-step) Eva Green. Then there's Kat's stiff, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Interview: Gregg Araki – White Bird in a Blizzard

22 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

We sat down with director Gregg Araki at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival after the premiere of his new film, White Bird in a Blizzard (Magnolia Pictures – 10.24). A key figure in the New Queer Cinema movement of the early 1990s, Araki discusses how it feels to now be a filmmaker whose works are discussed and used as texts in film studies courses. Despite a successful career, funding for material deemed difficult or unprofitable remains challenging even for a filmmaker of Araki’s status, who discusses issues with maintaining cast members in the face of funding and distributor hang-ups. In reference to his latest, we discuss Araki’s attraction to the material (based on a novel by Laura Kasichke, who also penned The Life Before Her Eyes), why he decided to slightly tweak the locale, and the fascinating enigma of Eva Green and her screen presence that recalls vintage era Hollywood. Araki »

- Nicholas Bell

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Shailene Woodley talks new film nudity: 'It was very truthful'

22 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Shailene Woodley has revealed that she had no problem filming nude scenes for her new film White Bird in a Blizzard.

The 22-year-old actress said that she felt the scenes in Gregg Araki's film were "very truthful".

The film centres around the sexual awakening of 17-year-old Kat Connors (Woodley). At the same time, her beautiful but troubled mother (Eva Green) mysteriously vanishes.

"I felt like it was very truthful," she told journalists. "I feel like it lent itself to this movie. It wasn't exploitative.

"There's nothing that bothers me about seeing people have intimate scenes in films. The woman has clothes on, has full makeup, and the man has boxers - that's just not how it works."

She added that she considers intimacy to be "a natural part of being a human being".

"Especially when you're young, you're exploring that part of yourself for the first time," the actress continued. »

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Shailene Woodley and Eva Green are Depressed in White Bird in a Blizzard

21 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

After a pair of characteristically way-out works (Smiley Face, Kaboom), New Queer Cinema provocateur Gregg Araki returns to the somber tenor of Mysterious Skin with White Bird in a Blizzard. Like Skin, which starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt, White Bird finds Araki adapting a novel with the help of a talented young performer. Set in a California suburb as the 1980s became the '90s, White Bird follows 17-year-old Kat Connor (Shailene Woodley, in Depeche Mode T-shirts and Converse kicks) as she deals with the sudden disappearance of her belligerent mother (Eva Green). Recruiting the vamp-like Green to play Woodley's long-depressed mom (the actresses are only 12 years apart in age) isn't Araki's only idiosyncratic casting: Gabourey Sidi »

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Shailene Woodley: 'It's American to not say how you're feeling.'

21 October 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Shailene Woodley has proven one talent time and again on the silver screen: She's an expert at portraying characters who are coping with unthinkable, devastating circumstances.  "I think it's amazing, our ability to put on a mask when internally we may be feeling something else," Woodley told us. "I also think it's very American to not actually say how you're feeling, versus in other places in the other world." Woodley, who wowed us in "The Descendants," "The Fault In Our Stars," and "Divergent," is yet another complicated protagonist in Gregg Araki's new haunting drama "White Bird in a Blizzard." As a confused teen whose mother leaves the family, Woodley has to convey strength, skepticism, and a lot of vulnerability. "I think it's more interesting to be a messy human being than to be a perfect human being," she said to us. "Because none of us is perfect. We're all so messy. »

- Louis Virtel

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Review: Gregg Araki's Dreamlike, Unique 'White Bird In A Blizzard' With Shailene Woodley And Eva Green

20 October 2014 3:01 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

By now, devoted cinephiles likely know what to expect going into a Gregg Araki movie: sex-crazed teens, an overabundance of nudity (sometimes pretty, sometimes not), a dream-like story wrapped snugly in a nightmare and a killer soundtrack. However, it would be lazy to call his work trashy — Araki is a brilliant director who finds a great deal of meaning in stories of teenage angst and sexual desire, and is perhaps the finest example of coming-of-rage cinema  (please watch "Mysterious Skin" now). While his latest film, "White Bird in a Blizzard," is his most mature, it never deviates far from his comfort zone. Set in the late ‘80s, "White Bird in a Blizzard" revolves around Kat Connor (Shailene Woodley) and her dysfunctional family, who are living crappily ever after. Her dad Brock (Christopher Meloni) is a pushover, and her mom Eve (Eva Green) is an alcoholic who hates her family and »

- Chase Whale

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Review: Shailene Woodley Stars in Gregg Araki's 'White Bird in a Blizzard'

20 October 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Based on Laura Kasischke’s novel of the same title, “White Bird” centers on teen Kat (Shailene Woodley), living a life of angst and parental disappointment in late 1980s suburbia. When her unpredictable mother (Eva Green, giving off a major Bette Davis vibe) seemingly vanishes into thin air one day, and her doormat father (Christopher Meloni) is sent into a tailspin of despondency, Kat holds it together as best she can. She begins an affair with the middle-aged, macho detective assigned to her mother’s case, while halfheartedly attempting to stay in a relationship with her dopey boyfriend (Shiloh Fernandez), who seems to have lost sexual interest in her anyway. Because of the film’s enigmatic plot premise, Araki gets to go creepy (working with Dp Sandra Valde-Hansen), with scenes that submerge into Kat’s dream life, where she wanders in a white-out blizzard while catching glimpses of her mother, »

- Beth Hanna

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Surviving Desire: The Cinema of David Mackenzie

20 October 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »


Hold me. Thrill me. Kiss me. Kill me. The films of David Mackenzie envision life as a never-ending whirlwind of experience, a cyclone of emotion constantly spinning out of control. These feelings are heightened and externalized through melodrama, yet they can also simmer under the surface like hidden secrets waiting to explode. While his exhausted characters never fit into one social class – pop stars, artisan chefs and thuggish bruisers all take center stage – each sees the world in a similarly warped way. They are confused by inadequacy, defined by repression, purposefully solitary, and bordering on self-destruction. But most importantly they are also eager to transcend this unhappiness, especially after finding inspiration in another equally tormented individual. One must simply desire the opportunity to grow, to live, to survive.

Mackenzie’s key battleground is the romantic relationship. Incited by knowing eye contact and waged through a sensual collision of skin, »

- Glenn Heath Jr.

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'Penny Dreadful’s’ Reeve Carney discusses playing Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray

16 October 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Reeve Carney talks about his experiences as "Penny Dreadful’s" Dorian Gray Just like Dorian Gray himself, playing the ageless hedonist hasn’t gotten old for "Penny Dreadful" actor Reeve Carney. After a three-year stint on Broadway as Marvel’s webbed wonder in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the 31-year-old actor/singer/songwriter segued into the role of the legendary sybarite whose portrait grows old for him from Oscar Wilde’s 1891 novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" in Showtime’s hit Victorian horror mashup series. As part of the ensemble of lurid eccentrics in the John Logan-penned show, Carney’s Gray brushes up against (literally and figuratively) other gaslight luminaries and alters their lives with his avowed self-indulgence but also finds himself questioning his own rules of eternal existence as a result. With the debut season of the series arriving on Blu-Ray earlier this week, Carney spoke exclusively »

- Scott Huver, Comic Book Resources

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Eva Green Flashes A Lotta Leg for Campari's 2015 Calendar

15 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Eva Green is the picture of old Hollywood glamour in the just-released cover image for Campari’s 2015 Calendar.The "Sin City" actress looks absolutely sinful in a silky red gown for the cover photo, shot by famed photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten. The theme of this year’s calendar is "Mythology Mixology," which celebrates the brand's 150-year history. The "Penny Dreadful" star is following in the stunning footsteps of Uma Thurman, Penelope Cruz and Milla Jovovich, who have all posed for the company's annual sultry spread. Just a lucky few will be able to snag the exclusive calendar as only 9,999 copies will be released. We can’t wait to see the rest of Eva’s shots when the full calendar is unveiled on November 5th! What do you think of the Campari cover girl's glamorous look? Sound off in the comments below. Read more »

- tooFab Staff

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DVD Review: Penny Dreadful, Season One

11 October 2014 9:05 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

In a time full of excellent Television programming, it would be quite easy to get engulfed in the flames of Hannibal, True Detective and various other top notch shows, and accidentally fail to catch another show completely filled to the brim with excellent writing, acting and some of the most gorgeous set pieces around. Luckily, thanks to technology, DVD and Bluray allows us, the silly souls who missed out on the greatness that was season one of the John Logan/Sam Mendes Showtime show, Penny Dreadful, the chance to rectify that mistake, and hell yes, missing what was in my opinion one of the impressive debut seasons of a new TV shows, was just that: one large mistake.

Right now, the idea of “reinventing” classic, beloved characters is in somewhat of a boom or craze, and for every well written fresh new take on a character we love (i.e-Hannibal »

- Jerry Smith

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French Actress Léa Seydoux Tapped as Latest Bond Girl: Report

10 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Does James Bond star Daniel Craig have a new femme fatale for the next film in the famed spy series? French actress Léa Seydoux, 29, has reportedly been cast as the latest Bond girl, following in the sexy footsteps of Agent 007's many film flames and adversaries, who have included Halle Berry, Teri Hatcher and Kim Basinger. The curvaceous, blond Paris native is set to meet up with Craig, along with new castmates and Skyfall alums Ralph Fiennes Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, for a script review next month, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports. Eon Productions, the company behind the series, »

- Andrea Billups, @princessmouse

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French Actress Léa Seydoux Tapped as Latest Bond Girl: Report

10 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Does James Bond star Daniel Craig have a new femme fatale for the next film in the famed spy series? French actress Léa Seydoux, 29, has reportedly been cast as the latest Bond girl, following in the sexy footsteps of Agent 007's many film flames and adversaries, who have included Halle Berry, Teri Hatcher and Kim Basinger. The curvaceous, blond Paris native is set to meet up with Craig, along with new castmates and Skyfall alums Ralph Fiennes Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, for a script review next month, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports. Eon Productions, the company behind the series, »

- Andrea Billups, @princessmouse

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