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Posterized: Reese Witherspoon

20 December 2014 12:36 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Pink is also her signature colorWe haven't done a Reese episode of Posterized yet?

I Object!

America's one time sweetheart (we go through them rapidly) is currently courting hearts again, albeit in much thornier and more adult settings. She's uptight and deskbound, if not quite straight-laced, as Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball in Inherent Vice and wandering and raggedy as the grieving Cheryl Strayed on the Pacific Crest Trail in Wild. The latter is expected to bring her Nomination #2 for Best Actress (more on that category tomorrow) and the former reunites her with Joaquin Phoenix, who helped her to Oscar win #1 in Walk the Line.

Since her Oscar win, Reese has been doing her own sort of wandering... away from the A list. Not really -- you can't really rub that off you when you're as charismatic as she! But a wandering away from something. The films weren't grabbing people »


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Review: Wild

3 December 2014 4:13 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

This review originally ran as part of's Tiff 2014 coverage. Plot: A young woman (Reese Witherspoon) hits the Pacific Crest Trail after suffering through a messy divorce and the death of her mother (Laura Dern). Review: After a rough patch, following the back-to-back failures of This Means War and The Devil's Knot, star Reese Witherspoon is rebooting her career in a big way, with Wild being the first of two Tiff star vehicles helmed by Quebec directors that »

- Chris Bumbray

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New Trailer for Ryan Reynolds' Thriller The Captive

22 November 2014 6:02 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A new trailer has been released for Ryan Reynolds intense looking psychological thriller The Captive. The movie was directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Devil's Knot), and it also stars Scott Speedman, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast, and Bruce Greenwood

The story follows Matthew (Reynolds) and Tina (Enos), "a couple torn apart by the circumstances behind the mysterious disappearance of their daughter, who seems to be alive in captivity eight years later with her unknown location being broadcast online, leaving officials perplexed as they attempt to find her."

The movie is set to be released on December 12th. It looks like a great, thrilling flick that will be worth checking out. 


- Joey Paur

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Colin Firth Is A Total Badass In The New Kingsman: The Secret Service Trailer

23 September 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Normally we're used to Colin Firth starring in films that are either politely funny (like Bridget Jones' Diary or Love Actually) or blisteringly dramatic (such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or, more recently, Devil's Knot.) However, there comes a time in an actor's career when they decide it's time to switch things up a bit and get a little more action-y. Which means that the trailer to Kingsman: The Secret Service marks Colin Firth's entry into the "later career badass" phase that Liam Neeson has been occupying as of late. 20th Century Fox's official YouTube channel dropped the latest trailer to Matthew Vaughn's latest directorial venture into the world of comic books last night, and it's even more stylish than the first trailer we received earlier this year. Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of Harry Hart (Firth,) a top spy for a secret branch of »

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The Captive Fails to Captivate [Review]

16 September 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

The last six years of Atom Egoyan's career have not been particularly kind to the director. Once considered one of the great voices of Canadian cinema, Egoyan's offerings over the last few years have been a case of diminishing returns. It seems that the addition of Hollywood stars has actually hurt rather than improved the films and Egoyan hit movie rock bottom with last year's poorly received Devil's Knot (review) which turned out to be one of the worst movies I had the misfortune to see last year.

Being a fan of the director's previous work, it was great to see that Egoyan's kidnapping thriller The Captive looked like a winner and perhaps a return to form for th [Continued ...] »

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Reese Witherspoon Looks Young and Beautiful in #Tbt Picture From Her "Second Movie Ever"

12 September 2014 1:31 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) September 11, 2014 As beautiful then as she is now! In honor of Throwback Thursday on Sept. 11, Reese Witherspoon took to Twitter and Instagram to share a photo of herself from 1991, when she appeared in the TV movie Wildflower — only her second film ever. (Her first was the coming-of-age drama The Man in the Moon.) The picture shows the now-38-year-old Devil's Knot actress on set and in costume as Ellie Perkins. Her hair in the shot is darker and more strawberry-blonde [...] »

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Amy Ryan and Alan Alda Join Tom Hank's Cold War Thriller

21 July 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Amy Ryan has signed on to star in director Steven Spielberg's Untitled Cold War Thriller, with Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen and Eve Hewson in talks to join the cast.

Tom Hanks is attached to star as American lawyer James Donovan, who was tasked by the U.S. government to negotiate the release of a U.S. pilot who was captured behind enemy lines. Amy Ryan will play Donovan's wife, but no details were given for Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen and Eve Hewson's characters. Mark Rylance is also set to star in this project based on a true story.

Steven Spielberg is directing from a script by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, who rewrite the original draft by Matt Charman. The director will also produce alongside Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, with Adam Somner and Daniel Lupi serving as executive producers.

Shooting is scheduled to begin this September, »

- MovieWeb

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Gripping Trailer for Ryan Reynolds' The Captive

11 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Ryan Reynolds has a new psychological thriller coming out called The Captive, and it looks like it's going to be a very intense movie. It was directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Devil's Knot), and it also stars Scott SpeedmanMireille EnosRosario DawsonKevin Durand, Alexia Fast, and Bruce Greenwood

The story follows Matthew (Reynolds) and Tina (Enos), "a couple torn apart by the circumstances behind the mysterious disappearance of their daughter, who seems to be alive in captivity eight years later with her unknown location being broadcast online, leaving officials perplexed as they attempt to find her."

There's no official release date set yet. »

- Joey Paur

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The Captive: new trailer, starring Ryan Reynolds

11 July 2014 12:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Reynolds and Mirielle Enos star in the forthcoming thriller The Captive, directed by Atom Egoyan. A new trailer's here...


Atom Egoyan's the Canadian director behind such acclaimed films as The Sweet Hereafter and Where The Truth Lies, while his most recent feature was last year's crime thriller, Devil's Knot.

The Captive is another thriller, this one starring Ryan Reynolds and Mirieille Enos as a husband and wife whose daughter vanishes, only to suddenly reappear again eight years later. Then the parents discover that they've been spied on the whole time. What's that all about?

The intriguing premise is joined by a great supporting cast, including Rosario Dawson, Bruce Greenwood and the great Kevin Durand. Early reviews from Cannes weren't glowing, but the frosty, paranoid atmosphere in the trailer (below) still leaves us wanting to know what happens next.

The Captive doesn't have a firm release date yet, »

- ryanlambie

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Someone is Watching Ryan Reynolds in Us Trailer for 'The Captive'

10 July 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Back when the film premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, we got a teaser trailer for The Captive starring Ryan Reynolds. Now that the film is poised for a release in the United States this fall, a new theatrical trailer for Atom Egoyan's film has arrived, showing off more of the mystery thriller. The story, which also stars Rosario Dawson and Mireille Enos, centers around the disappearance of young girl, and the plot thickens when clues begin to surface that she's alive eight years later. The film didn't really get that warm of a reception at Cannes back in May, and the trailer is edited in a rather peculiar way. Watch? Here's the Us trailer for Atom Egoyan's The Captive from YouTube: The Captive is directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Devil's Knot), who also co-wrote the script with David Fraser. The film follows  Matthew and Tina »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: First Trailer for 'Wild' Starring Reese Witherspoon

10 July 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for Wild, the new film starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club) based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir of the same name. Witherspoon plays Strayed whose just experienced the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, and after years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. Searchlight will open the film on December 5 and it's an easy candidate for one if not several of the upcoming fall film festivals. This is a film that seems much better suited to Witherspoon's talents than a film such as »

- Brad Brevet

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Reese Witherspoon goes Wild in the trailer for the survival drama

10 July 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Reese Witherspoon has not had much of a career since her Best Actress win for Walk The Line. In fact, you could say she pretty much disappeared, turning in a handful of forgettable performances in comedies and thrillers. Like Matthew McConaughey, Witherspoon has been trying something of a comeback over the last year having appeared in Mud (opposite McConaughey) and with Colin Firth in Devil's Knot. Neither seemed to boost her back into the limelight, so how about an adaptation of a major »

- Alex Maidy

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'Deliver Us From Evil' Review: Is It Scary or What?

2 July 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Deliver Us From Evil" is the latest in a long line of "inspired by true events" horror films.

This tale of cops, criminals, and swarthy, renegade priests opens this week to try and scare up some summer box-office business.

So who is this Scott Derrickson guy?

Derrickson is a genre director perhaps best-known for his other true story, religo-horror film, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose." He's beloved by many horror fans thanks in part to a very open and engaging presence on social media. His 2012 film "Sinister" did fantastically well at the box office, turning a $3M budget into an almost $90M take.

Derrickson has also written several screenplays, including "Devil's Knot" for Canada's Atom Egoyan. He's also recently been picked by Marvel to tackle one of the more challenging characters in their canon, set to write and direct the "Dr. Strange" film for the megastudio.

Is this really a true story? »

- Jason Gorber

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The Worst Movies of 2014 So Far...

1 July 2014 1:12 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

In looking at the films I consider to be the best of 2014 so far compared to those I consider the worst and most disappointing I have to say, it isn't looking like 2014 is really all that great of a year. Then again, I'm quite fond of my "best of" list so far which includes a nice variety from a couple blockbusters (Edge of Tomorrow, X-Men: Days of Future Past) to a couple films I saw in Cannes last year (Only Lovers Left Alive, Venus in Fur), Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, two great A24 releases in Locke and The Rover and Richard Linklater's Boyhood, which is a bit of a cheat since it doesn't come out until July. Looking at that list of eight films, with two films I saw last year and one that hasn't hit theaters yet, it leaves me with five films I saw »

- Brad Brevet

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Reese Witherspoon Tries To Help In The First Trailer For The Good Lie

22 June 2014 11:56 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon doesn't typically do more than a movie a year, but already 2014 is already off to an inauspicious start. After months of touring around the festival circuit, Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot finally arrived in U.S. theaters in May, and despite having star-power that included both Witherspoon and Colin Firth, the film ended up being a complete dud, presenting no new insight or depth to the case of the West Memphis Three. As a change of pace, however, Witherspoon actually has a number of projects that could wind up tipping the scales in her favor in the back nine of this year. One of the titles is the new drama The Good Lie, which has just launched its first trailer. Directed by Philippe Falardeau, a Canadian filmmaker making his U.S. debut, The Good Lie stars Reese Witherspoon as Carrie Davis, a woman who agrees »

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Reese Witherspoon fights the good fight in first trailer for 'The Good Lie'

22 June 2014 7:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's been a rough couple of years to be a fan of Reese Witherspoon: when the actress picked up her Oscar eight years ago for "Walk the Line," the universe appeared to have better things in store for her than, say, "This Means War." Even when her films have worked out -- the critically-endorsed Americana of "Mud" or the ripe Camembert pleasures of "Water for Elephants" -- they haven't showcased her especially well. So it's nice to see Witherspoon getting busy again with a range of upscale projects this year. We've already seen her recently in Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three thriller "Devil's Knot" -- a film best described as superfluous, though she does some fine, flavorful work in it. Will another true-life drama fare better for Witherspoon? In Philippe Falardeau's "The Good Lie," she plays Carrie Davis, a straight-talking American assigned to help a quartet of »

- Guy Lodge

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Film Review: 'Devil's Knot'

18 June 2014 3:09 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆Based on the previously well-documented true story of the West Memphis Three, Canadian director Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot (2013) attempts to dramatise Mara Leveritt's novelisation of the same name. The result is a melodramatic, calculable and subsequently dull procedural that makes you baffled by its inertness. When three boys are found brutally murdered in an area ominously known as the "Devil's Den", locals - including one of the boys' mother's Pam Hobbs (Reese Witherspoon) - are left paralysed. Three teenagers, Damien (James Hamrick), Jessie (Kristopher Higgins) and Jason (Seth Meriwether), are soon charged as accused members of this sinister satanic cult.


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22 Jump Street beats Maleficent at UK box office - top 10 in full

17 June 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

22 Jump Street has topped the UK box office for the second consecutive weekend.

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's comedy sequel leads the top ten ahead of Angelina Jolie's Maleficent and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Tom Cruise action movie Edge of Tomorrow is close behind in fourth, meaning that the top four films are all unchanged from last week.

The chart saw three new releases make the top ten, with Karen Gillan's Oculus the most successful. The horror movie debuted at number five ahead of period drama Belle (number six) and Devil's Knot (number nine).

Rio 2, which has been on release for 11 weeks, climbs up a spot to round out the top ten.

The UK box office top ten in full is as follows:

1. (1) 22 Jump Street - £2,255,100

2. (2) Maleficent - £1,570,437

3. (3) X-Men: Days of Future Past - £902,146

4. (4) Edge of Tomorrow - £744,496

5. (-) Oculus - £413,578

6. (-) Belle - £407,120

7. (6) Godzilla »

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Devil's Knot review: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon star in grim tale

14 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Atom Egoyan; Screenwriters: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson; Starring: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Durand, Stephen Moyer, Dane DeHaan; Running time: 114 mins; Certificate: 15

"If these boys are innocent, would you want three more families to lose their children too?"

Based on a compelling true tale of murder and moral corruption that shocked America almost as much as a Janet Jackson nipslip, The Devil's Knot should have proven a perfect fit between auteur and subject matter. Yet the themes of loss and familial tragedy that Atom Egoyan explored so effectively in The Sweet Hereafter are squandered as The Devil's Knot veers awkwardly between docudrama realism and aesthetic expressionism.

Egoyan's film charts the horrific murders in 1993 of three young boys in Arkansas and the subsequent arrest of three teenagers, whose interest in Satanism and heavy metal appears to compel the authorities into labeling them guilty. The staggering inconsistencies in the prosecution's »

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Devil's Knot Review

14 June 2014 2:51 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

In 1993, the shocking murder of three young boys rocked the city of West Memphis, Arkansas. The murders were attributed to satanic worship, and three suspects, Damien Echolls, JessieMisskelly Jr., and Jason Baldwin, local teenage boys with an interest in the occult, were quickly tried and convicted. Dubbed the West Memphis Three, aspects of their trial were brought into question, with one of the boys confessions being taken under suspect circumstances, and several pieces of evidence being mishandled and not put forward in the trial at all. Several documentaries, namely the Paradise Lost trilogy and West of Memphis, have been made, declaring the boys innocence, and now Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Sweet Hereafter) presents us with Devil's Knot, based on the book by Mara Leveritt, a dramatic, but sadly unengaging, retelling of those fateful events. Egoyan succeeds in capturing the horror of these events, and the injustice and controversy surrounding the trial, »

- (Tom White)

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