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Over the past decade, Lee Smith has worked alongside Christopher Nolan as the director has climbed to the highest peaks of Hollywood, with "Batman Begins," "The Prestige," "The Dark Knight," "Inception," and "The Dark Knight Rises." I recently had the chance to speak to Smith about his approach to editing, Nolan, their relationship, and their change of pace (both literal and figurative) that is "Interstellar." Coming from an Australian family deeply involved in the film industry, Smith started his career working in sound. In the editing realm, he cut his teeth on genre films like "The Howling III" and "RoboCop 2" and soon began a collaboration with Peter Weir on titles such as "Fearless," "The Truman Show" and "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (for which he earned his first Oscar nomination). While working in Hollywood on "Master," Smith was first asked if he was interested in meeting Nolan, »
- Gerard Kennedy
The Latina actress-dancer-director-choreographer (say that five times fast) is perfect for ABC’s daytime talk show. Here are seven reasons why.
1. She’s not a stereotypical or “cookie-cutter” Latina.
The native New Yorker defies common Latin stereotypes— the sort of which is commonly perpetuated on television. (You know: young and sexy with big boobs and bigger hair, with little talent to speak of.) Now, it’s no secret that The View »
- Nina Terrero
It looks like there will be two Rosies sitting on the panel on The View this season.
Actress Rosie Perez and political analyst Nicolle Wallace will be rounding out the panel of hosts on The View, joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell. A performer on stage and screen, Perez is best known for her roles in Do The Right Thing, The Counselor, and Fearless, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.
“I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I’ve been asked to join The View,” Perez said in a statement. “Knowing that I »
- Teresa Jue
Larry David's play, Fish in the Dark, has found a home on Broadway: the Cort Theatre. According to a report in The New York Times, the production, which he wrote and will star in, will begin preview performances on Feb. 2 before officially opening on March 5. The comedy, revolving around a death in the family, will also feature Jayne Houdyshell (Well), Rosie Perez (Fearless), Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Jake Cannavale (Basilica) and Jerry Adler (The Sopranos), the Times also noted. David previously stated that though he hasn't been in a play since the eighth grade, he will play someone
- Ashley Lee
When you think about it, there haven’t been that many films that deal with the subject of survivor’s guilt. That is, when someone has remorse and extreme feelings of guilt when they have survived some tragic incident while others have lost theirs. Perhaps the only one that comes to one’s mind at the moment is Peter Weir’s 1993 film "Fearless," with Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez, but you’ll be hard pressed to think of another one. That’s what makes the Chicago-based brother/sister filmmaking team of Cy Weisman and Josh MacNeal's recently completed indie feature film, "The 4th Meeting," so interesting. The film is about to hit the film festival circuit »
Taylor Swift may not be a movie star (yet), but her talents are already known worldwide.
Since blowing up in 2008, Swift has been hard to miss, known as much for her acclaimed music as for her rather public relationships. With numerous Grammys and multi-platinum albums already under her belt, she's turning her attention to the big screen. This week, the renowned musician can be seen in the film adaptation of "The Giver," starring Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, and Meryl Streep.
From her early success as a poet to her first acting role, here are 27 things you probably don't know about Taylor Swift.
1. Taylor Alison Swift was born December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania to Andrea Finlay and Scott Swift.
2. She was born on a Christmas tree farm.
3. Her mother worked as a mutual fund marketing executive before becoming a homemaker, while her father is a financial adviser.
4. Swift has one sibling, Austin, »
- Jonny Black
Peter Weir’s “Picnic at Hanging Rock” is a mesmerizing film. Most who go into it know that it tells a tragic (possibly true) story with no resolution. And so it becomes a slow burn, in which the atmosphere and dread of unseen danger hangs thick in every frame.
Weir broke through on the international film scene with this surprise hit, a film that introduced the world to one of the best directors of the ’80s and ’90s. He would go on to give us more traditional and yet masterful works like “Witness,” “Fearless,” “The Truman Show,” and “Master and Commander” and yet when I hear his name, “Picnic at Hanging Rock” is the first film I think of.
It is a defiantly bizarre, terrifying film that defies easy categorization or even synopsis. On one hand, it’s a mystery, but it’s one without a conclusion (which notoriously »
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Jake Gyllenhaal plays dual roles in Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve's thriller Enemy (review), and he's also signed a one-sheet for You. Yes, You! Read on for how you can get your hands on all the freebies!
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Enemy Release Details
Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005) re-teams with his Prisoners director, Denis Villeneuve, in Enemy, a sexy and mind-bending thriller that breathes new life into the doppelganger tradition, arriving on Blu-ray Disc and DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) June 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Released theatrically by A24, the film is based on Nobel Prize in Literature »
- Steve Barton
Jake Gyllenhaal plays dual roles in Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve's thriller Enemy (review), which embarked on a limited theatrical rollout back in March. Next month, the film is headed home, and we've got the box art and full release details on tap for ya today. Dig in!
From the Press Release
Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005) reteams with his Prisoners director, Denis Villeneuve, in Enemy, a sexy and mind-bending thriller that breathes new life into the doppelganger tradition arriving on Blu-ray Disc and DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) June 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Released theatrically by A24, the film is based on Nobel Prize in Literature winner Jose Saramongo’s novel The Double, and also stars Mélanie Laurent (Now You See Me), Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method) and Isabella Rossellini (Fearless). Winner of the Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver at the Catalonian International Film Festival, »
- John Squires
Two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest (“Bullets Over Broadway”) and Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez (“Fearless”) will join David Oyelowo (“Selma”) in the upcoming indie “Five Nights in Maine,” which will co-star Teyonah Parris (“Mad Men”), Tony Award nominee Stephen Henderson (“The Newsroom”) and Hani Furstenberg (“The Loneliest Planet”). Maris Curran is writing and directing the movie, which follows Sherwin (Oyelowo), a man reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law (Wiest), who is herself confronting guilt over her daughter's death. Also read: Rosie Perez Joins ABC Pilot ‘An American Education »
- Jeff Sneider
Despite the fair success and critical acclaim of the last Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve effort, Prisoners, Enemy never seemed to get enough people talking about it. That’s also despite the fact that it managed its own critical acclaim, winning a solid 72% on rottentomatoes.com. That’s a higher score than it seems for an indie film about something decidedly strange.
Considering the supporting cast, you’d think there would be a serious draw to this one, but it didn’t get nearly the attention in theaters that it deserved. It’s possible that mentioning that it is based on a Nobel Prize-winning novel may have left some unsure what they might be getting into with this one.
Well, your chance to catch it again isn’t too far off, as this one comes home on June 24th, even if it is apparently going to be rather slim as far as bonus material goes. »
- Marc Eastman
Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005) reteams with his Prisoners director, Denis Villeneuve, in Enemy, a sexy and mind-bending thriller that breathes new life into the doppelganger tradition arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) June 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Released theatrically by A24, the film is based on Nobel Prize in Literature winner Jose Saramongo's novel The Double, and also stars Mélanie Laurent (Now You See Me), Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method) and Isabella Rossellini (Fearless). Winner of the Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver at the Catalonian International Film Festival, the Enemy DVD includes a "making of" featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) is a glum professor who has grown disinterested by his ordinary life. When Adam discovers a man who appears to be his double, the identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and hauntingly intertwined. »
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The best Disney movie since “The Lion King” (Disney, not Pixar), “Frozen” gets the lavish Mouse House treatment. There’s no better studio for family releases and they’re not about to slack on one of the biggest moneymakers of their existence. We are Just getting started with “Frozen”. You know how “Beauty & The Beast” and “The Lion King” became industries unto themselves? Spawning Broadway musicals, theme park rides, new shows, straight-to-dvd sequels, etc.? “Frozen” will end up the same way. If you have a kid, you won’t »
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