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Here We Go Again: Evans’ Nondescript Venture a Familiar Recipe of Whirlwind Romance

Love is not a many splendored thing in actor Chris Evans’ directorial debut, Before We Go, a mediocre two-hander requiring a certain finesse not in evidence either before or in front of the camera, at least enough to believably carry us off into the sunset of illogical romantic inclinations. That’s not to say the film is terrible or even evidence that Evans should quit his day job, but mostly how it unfortunately elicits an overall and achingly constant ‘meh.’ Saddled with one of those vaguely poetic titles reminiscent of a slew of emotionally malleable indie films like Before I Disappear or Away We Go, even though it probably wants to be comparable to Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight trilogy, perhaps we shouldn’t be disappointed since the comfortably predictable narrative can’t be accused
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‘Captain America’s’ Chris Evans Says He’s Ready to Leave Acting Behind

‘Captain America’s’ Chris Evans Says He’s Ready to Leave Acting Behind
There’s no escaping Captain America — especially for the actor behind the blue mask. That’s not just a career assessment. It’s a physical reality. To gear up as the iconic Marvel superhero, Chris Evans, the star of the upcoming “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” once again dons his trademark patriotic suit, which requires the actor to wear a snug latex undergarment that keeps the uniform from clinging to his sculpted muscles.

Given the confines of the zip-from-the-back costume, Evans jokes that there’s one thing audiences won’t see Captain America do — head to the bathroom. “Not to get too graphic,” he says, “but you’d better hope you’re on a nice schedule in that thing. There are all these zippers and buttons.” And he only sheds the suit with the help of a wardrobe entourage. “You could fight all day; you’re not getting out of it.
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Former Vampire Howard to Star in Jurassic Park Fourquel?

Bryce Dallas Howard in ‘Jurassic World’? Howard possibly the next female star in ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise Bryce Dallas Howard, Rush director Ron Howard’s daughter perhaps best known for playing the Vengeful Vampire Victoria in David Slade’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, is "in talks" to star in Jurassic World aka Jurassic Park 4, to be directed by Safety Not Guaranteed‘s Colin Trevorrow. At this stage, it’s unclear what exactly Howard would be doing in Jurassic World — well, except that her (potential) character will somehow become entangled with dinosaurs and that there’ll be lots of green screens on the set. (See also: “‘Jurassic World’ director Colin Trevorrow. Why Him?“) (Photo: Bryce Dallas Howard.) According to various online reports, Universal had sets its sights on Bryce Dallas Howard a while back, but production was halted after Trevorrow took a pass on Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver’s Jurassic World draft.
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Casting Net: Arnold Schwarzenegger gets gritty in 'Ten.' Plus: 'Maleficent' fills out its cast

Casting Net: Arnold Schwarzenegger gets gritty in 'Ten.' Plus: 'Maleficent' fills out its cast
Arnold Schwarzenegger continues his streak of gritty action films, signing on to star in the thriller Ten, Open Road Films announced today. David Ayer (Street Kings, End of Watch) will direct the script by Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, A Good Day to Die Hard), which follows a team of crooked DEA agents who start getting mysteriously executed after a dirty drug raid. Schwarzenegger’s role in the film is unclear, but we’re guessing it’s light on introspective soliloquies.

• Disney’s Maleficent is filling out its cast around Angelina Jolie’s title sorceress: Harry Potter alums Imelda Staunton and Miranda Richardson,
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Wtf: Juliette Lewis To Star In 'Nights Of Cabiria' Remake 'The Days Of Mary'

So, you might remember that a couple of years ago it was revealed that "Precious" director Lee Daniels was attached to direct a remake of Federico Fellini's classic "Nights Of Cabiria." Well, thankfully, that never came to pass, but guess what, this car crash of a bad idea is still happening.

Let's just run this down in the easiest way possible: instead of Giulietta Masina? We're going to get Juliette Lewis. Instead of Fellini? How about Brad Michael Gilbert, the producer behind "The Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond" and uh, "After.Life" that movie with Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci. Making his feature debut, no less. And instead of Nino Rota's masterful score? God knows, who they'll get to score this thing.

What else can we say about this? Oh, it's now going to be called "The Days Of Mary" which might be the most bland title to ever
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Juliette Lewis to Star in 'Nights of Cabiria' Remake

Juliette Lewis to Star in 'Nights of Cabiria' Remake
Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria is getting a contemporary re-imagining, one that will star Juliette Lewis and be titled The Days of Mary. The original movie, written by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli, followed a prostitute looking for love in Rome but finding only heartache. It won the 1958 Oscar for best foreign-language film. The movie was remade in 1969 as a Bob Fosse musical starring Shirley MacLaine titled Sweet Charity. The new movie, being directed by Brad Michael Gilbert (The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond), moves the action to Reno, Nev. Gilbert also wrote the

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Morgan Spurlock, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman & Ben Silverman Present Mansome – In Theaters This May

Electus announced today that Oscar and Emmy Award-nominated director/producer Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary film Mansome will be distributed theatrically by Paladin. The hilarious look at men’s identity through the exploration of male grooming habits, which is scheduled to have its world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival on April 21st, will open in limited release in several major cities nationwide including New York and Los Angeles beginning May 18th. Written, directed and produced by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold) and executive produced by DumbDumb co-founders Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Electus Founder Ben Silverman, Mansome marks Arnett and Bateman’s first executive producer credits.

In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, fancy men’s day spas, and high-end grooming products galore, Mansome is a witty, provocative and highly-entertaining glimpse into what it means to be a man in a world where the definition
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Dana Ivey, Rebecca Brooksher, et al. Set for Suddenly Last Summer Benefit, 2/13

The Acting Company will present a benefit staged reading of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer at 7 pm on Monday, February 13 at the Mainstage Theater Playwrights Horizons. The performance, starring Dana Ivey The Help, Importance of Being Earnest, Rebecca Brooksher The Good Wife, Betsy Aidem Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling, Chad Hoeppner Come Back Little Sheba, Butley Neal Huff When I Come to Die, The Little Dog Laughed and Pamela Nyberg Doubt tour will be followed by a reception with the cast and director, Jodie Markell The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond. Ms. Ivey serves on the Board of The Acting Company Chad Hoeppner and Pamela Nyberg are both Acting Company Alumni Members. Tickets 35 are available from 212-258-3111.
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Chris Evans Shirtless Photo Shoot

Chris Evans shirtless The tattooed Chris Evans shirtless photo shoot for Details magazine will likely serve as a sexy promo for the upcoming The Avengers, which opens May 4. In Joss Whedon's movie, Evans (either with his shirt on or with his tattoos covered up, one assumes) will reprise his role as Captain America, which he initially played in last year's blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston. Just Jared offers about 20 pictures from the Chris Evans Details shoot, which took place on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Vasquez Rocks Park in Santa Clarita, about 25 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. (The tattoo on his arm looks like something out of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting.) Two other upcoming Chris Evans movies, both to be released in 2013, are Ariel Vromen's The Iceman, co-starring James Franco, Winona Ryder, Michael Shannon, Erin Cummings, David Schwimmer, and Ray Liotta; and Bong Joon-ho's similarly-titled Snowpiercer,
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‘The Help’ Cast to be Honored at the Hollywood Film Awards

HollywoodNews.com: Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O’Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Cicely Tyson and Mike Vogel to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony.

The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, are pleased to announce that the cast of DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media’s “The Help” – Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O’Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Cicely Tyson and Mike Vogel – will be recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award.”

The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder of the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place on the evening of Monday, October 24, 2011, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Hollywood Film Awards Gala launches the awards season.
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Bryce Dallas Howard to Become Writer/Director With 'Breakfast Club'-Type Film

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Over the last several years, Bryce Dallas Howard has been the go-to fill-in girl. She took over for Kirsten Dunst in 'The Village,' Nicole Kidman in Lars Von Trier's 'Manderlay,' the struggling Lindsay Lohan in 'The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond,' Claire Danes in 'Terminator: Salvation' and most recently Rachelle Lefevre in 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.' With only 12 (credited) feature films, that's a pretty big percentage of replacement fare.

But now she's gearing up to follow in her father Ron Howard's footsteps and take the driver's seat -- not by swearing off replacement roles and cinematic scraps, but by taking over creative control and making her own film, one she calls "a 'Breakfast Club' for my generation."

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Bryce Dallas Howard to Become Writer/Director With 'Breakfast Club'-Type Film

Bryce Dallas Howard to Become Writer/Director With 'Breakfast Club'-Type Film
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Over the last several years, Bryce Dallas Howard has been the go-to fill-in girl. She took over for Kirsten Dunst in 'The Village,' Nicole Kidman in Lars Von Trier's 'Manderlay,' the struggling Lindsay Lohan in 'The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond,' Claire Danes in 'Terminator: Salvation' and most recently Rachelle Lefevre in 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.' With only 12 (credited) feature films, that's a pretty big percentage of replacement fare.

But now she's gearing up to follow in her father Ron Howard's footsteps and take the driver's seat -- not by swearing off replacement roles and cinematic scraps, but by taking over creative control and making her own film, one she calls "a 'Breakfast Club' for my generation."

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A Legacy of His Own: A Doug Liman Profile (Part 2)

With his latest film Fair Game released later this year, Trevor Hogg profiles the career of director Doug Liman in the second of a two part feature... read part one.

“I’ve always been a huge action film fan and a couple of friends of mine were in marriage therapy,” explained screenwriter Simon Kingberg as to the origins of Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). “The way they were talking about it sounded kind of aggressive and mercenary. I just thought it would make an interesting template for a relationship inside of an action film.” Mayhem and chaos ensues when two married assassins are contracted to kill each other. “One of the ways that you write it is that all of the action sequences in the film have to be, in some form, expressions of where these characters are in their marriage… Instead of two people having a fight at the dinner table about the salt,
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Bryce Dallas Howard Career Assessment | The Whole is More than the Sum of the Parts

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Subject:Bryce Dallas Howard, 29-year old American actress

Date of Assessment: October 22, 2010

Positive Buzzwords: Beauty, talent, persistence

Negative Buzzwords: Nepotism, unsettling, Shyamalan

The Case: This week's subject reveals herself as a puzzling illustration of an actress that, theoretically speaking, should have experienced a greater degree of career success than has actually occurred to date. Of course, one expects good (if not necessarily great) things for the daughter of Ron Howard (whose own quality ebbs and flows), but Bryce Dallas Howard hasn't merely shown a willingness to ride upon her father's proverbial ginger-tinted coattails.

In terms of nepotism and for the sake of argument, let's compare (at least in a cursory respect) Bryce to Gwyneth Paltrow. Both actresses have enjoyed success in their own rights yet were undeniably able to place their stiletto heels in the door jam (without losing those tootsies) because of their famous Hollywood director fathers, but that's where the similarity ends.
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Bryce Dallas Howard takes on a southern belle in The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

Bryce Dallas Howard stars as a wilful 20.s southern belle in The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, based on Tennessee Williams. 1957 play. Fisher Willow feels smothered by the conventions of her time and place, as there is no room for her considerable imagination and curiosity. She and a young man (Chris Evans) become the focal figures in a local melodrama which has the potential to .ruin. her. Monsters and Critics met with Howard to talk about making William.s intense period piece. Fisher Willow is bigger than life and you play her with such glee. She is a very fiery character, passionate, angry, excitable and really, for me, this very modern girl, an eccentric woman who just
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Chris Evans talks The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

Chris Evans may be a Captain America and the Human Torch to some but to others the actor does his best work in smaller, artistic gems like The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, Jodie Markell.s film adaptation of a Tennessee Williams melodrama. He stars as Jimmy, Blake Dallas Howard.s socially inferior lover in class-conscious Memphis of the 1920.s. While the film is more challenging than most due to its formal language, it is also deeply moving in ways only Williams can express. The man knows suffering. Monsters and Critics spoke with Evans. How did you like delivering the line and speaking the way Williams has his characters speak . so formal, precise, and incredibly poetic? It.s very
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Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond’ Revives Lost Play

Chicago – Ever since Tommy Wiseau declared that his masterpiece of ineptitude, “The Room,” was “filmed with the passion of Tennessee Williams,” I’ve become considerably more weary of any film that makes such an inflated claim. Of course, “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” has a better defense, since it’s actually the adaptation of a long-forgotten work from the legendary playwright.

Watching the film is a curious experience, suggesting how a mediocre revival of a classic play would look on Broadway, with big-name stars straining to make archaic dialogue sound fresh and naturalistic. Actor-turned-director Jodie Markell respects her source material to such a degree that she seems blind to its inherent shortcomings. The play is hardly worth comparing to an essential masterwork like “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” though it’s easy to imagine Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in the lead roles, which are colorless amalgams of
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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: September 7, 2010

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A Scanner Darkly / Thx 1138 / Lost in Space / Mars Attacks! / Matrix Reloaded / Forbidden Planet We'll begin with a very cool group of films Warner Home Video is releasing on Blu-ray today. The only one of these six I have not seen is Lost in Space and that's primarily thanks to the fact I haven't heard anything good about it. Additionally, A Scanner Darkly and George Lucas's Thx 1138 did nothing for me when I first saw them, though with this Blu-ray I am certainly going to give Thx 1138 a second chance.

Despite the negativity it often receives, I personally really like Matrix Reloaded, but I am assuming most of the people that agree with me on that have already bought the complete Matrix trilogy on Blu-ray. Or, perhaps you're not a fan of Revolutions (and let's be honest,
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Michael Madsen Learns to Be, Zoe Kazan Explodes, and More New on DVD

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Michael Madsen Learns to Be, Zoe Kazan Explodes, and More New on DVD
"Being Michael Madsen" (2010)

Directed by Michael Mongillo

Released by Midnight Releasing

While not as distinguished or meta as "Being John Malkovich," expect this mockumentary about the "Reservoir Dogs" star to be equally surreal as Madsen recruits sister Virginia and "Kill Bill" co-stars Daryl Hannah and the late David Carradine to co-star in this film that sees him accused of murder. Rather than sit idly by, Madsen turns the table on the paparazzi photographer fueling the allegations by hiring a trio of filmmakers to follow his every move.

"Beneath Clouds" (2002)

Directed by Ivan Sen

Released by Cinema Epoch

This Australian drama stars Dannielle Hall and the late Damian Pitt as Lena and Vaughn, a pair of strangers thrown together by circumstance to travel across the country to Sydney where Lena hopes to learn more about her long-absent father and Vaughn hope to leave behind his criminal past and see his ailing mother.
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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: August 3, 2010

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A Prophet The film I dubbed my #1 film of 2009 finally arrives on DVD and Blu-ray. I actually received the Blu-ray edition just yesterday and haven't yet had a chance to even remove the cellophane, but I can't wait to get another chance to watch this one. The film centers on a 19-year-old Arab sent to prison for six years in a French jail where he must learn to fend for himself, and learn he does. This is a film that will appeal to not only art house fans, but traditional moviegoers interested in an amazing crime story. I simply love this film and still envy those that got to see it at Cannes in 2009 on that massive screen in the Grand Theatre Lumiere. Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa I just reviewed this title (read that
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