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Mira Sorvino cast as Abigail Breslin's alcoholic mother in 'The Class Project'

27 September 2011 7:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Everything looked spectacular for Mira Sorvino in 1996. She'd just won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite", she was beautiful, and a slew of high-profile offers soon followed. Unfortunately, the majority of those projects were considered commercial flops on release, and her star quickly faded from view. Nevertheless, while her time as an A-lister proved woefully brief, Sorvino has continued working steadily in independent projects, despite the fact that you've probably never heard of most of them. ("Attack on Leningrad", anyone? "Like Dandelion Dust"?) Her next film, entitled "The Class Project", will see the actress »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Like Dandelion Dust arrives on DVD and M&C's giving away three

28 January 2011 9:40 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Based on the novel by New York Times Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, Like Dandelion Dust has arrived on DVD from Fox Searchlight Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and M&C.s giving away three copies. Winner of the Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award, Like Dandelion Dust features a strong ensemble cast including Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan, *61) and Cole Hauser (2 Fast 2 Furious). The film is a compelling drama about the intertwined lives of two families and the struggles of parenthood. Joey has had a picture-perfect life with the privileged Campbell family until the day they receive a startling phone call telling them that Joey.s birth parents want him back. »

- Patrick Luce

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New this Week: ‘The Mechanic,’ ‘The Rite’ and ‘Secretariat (DVD)’

26 January 2011 6:00 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

From Prada to NadaCamilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Kuno Becker (limited)

The MechanicJason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland

The Rite – Colin O’Donoghue, Anthony Hopkins, Ciarán Hinds

Movie of the Week

The Mechanic

The Stars: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland

The Plot: An elite hit man teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

The Buzz: Jason Statham is kind of cookie cutter, and this looks to be just another of his many action extravaganzas, but he does turn in some good work from time to time. Death Race, for instance, was good, and I enjoyed the first Transporter too. Ben Foster has been on the rise now for quite some time — I imagine a few years from now he’ll be knocking on the door of the household name. I enjoyed him a lot in Pandorum, »

- Aaron Ruffcorn

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Exclusive: Like Dandelion Dust DVD Special Feature Clip

25 January 2011 2:48 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We have an exclusive DVD clip from the new release Like Dandelion Dust, which just hit the shelves on DVD today, January 25. Click on the video player below to watch our exclusive clip, which features author Karen Kingsbury discussing the process of bringing her book to life on the big screen:

Click to watch Exclusive: Coming to Life!

Like Dandelion Dust is a compelling drama about the intertwined lives of two families and the struggles of parenthood. Joey has had a picture-perfect life with the privileged Campbell family until the day they receive a startling phone call telling them that Joey's birth parents want him back. Now a judge's decision could tear him away from the only home he has ever known. Each character will be tested as one family fights to keep the son they love and the other to begin a new life.

Exploring the different meanings of »

- MovieWeb

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"Dogtooth," "Enter the Void" and a Week of DVDs on the Edge

24 January 2011 2:28 PM, PST | | See recent IFC news »

"Dogtooth" (2009)

Directed by Giorgos Lanthimos

Released by Kino

"Enter the Void" (2010)

Directed by Gaspar Noé

Released by Mpi Home Video

Somehow it's fitting that two of last year's most dangerous films will be hitting DVD shelves the same week, both being favorites of the staff. "Dogtooth," Lanthimos' much-debated Un Certain Regard winner from Cannes, concerns the lives of three culturally isolated children -- two daughters and a son, who range from mid-teens to early 20s -- fenced in by their parents' country home, who receive a reeducation when their lone connection to the outside world, a female security guard for their parents' business, introduces them to the joys of sex and Sylvester Stallone films. Meanwhile, "Irreversible" provocateur Noé's latest is a wildly ambitious 155-minute extravaganza set inside the mind of a drug dealer told from the first-person perspective. Nathaniel Brown and "Boardwalk Empire" star Paz de la Huerta »

- Stephen Saito

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