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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Snowman In St. Louis

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series) leads an all-star cast that includes Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), CHLOË Sevigny (American Horror Story), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo NESBØ’s global bestseller.

For Detective Harry Hole (Fassbender), the murder of a young woman on the first snow of the winter feels like anything but a routine homicide case in his district. From the start of the investigation, The Snowman has personally targeted him with taunts—ones that continue to accompany each new vicious murder.

Fearing an elusive serial killer long-thought dead may be active again, the detective enlists brilliant recruit Katrine Bratt (Ferguson), to help him connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new ones. Succeed, and they will
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Hamptons International Film Festival Celebrates a Quarter Century

Hamptons International Film Festival Celebrates a Quarter Century
The Hamptons Intl. Film Festival, which is turning 25 this year, has grown a reputation for being able to read the Academy voting tea leaves and routinely promotes Oscar race front-runners. But screenings of “Moonlight,” “Argo” and “Slumdog Millionaire” aside, the festival has also become the place to see emerging talent before they become marquee names.

“I remember doing the Q&A with Jessica Chastain seven years ago and she told me it was the first red carpet she had ever walked,” Hiff artistic director David Nugent recalls. “She was here for this movie called ‘The Debt,’ which we screened. She was so sweet and she’s so talented. I remember meeting her and doing this Q&A with her and thinking this actress has a bright future ahead of herself. I’m so glad that she really took off.”

This is, no doubt, partially due to Hiff’s partnership with Variety and the annual 10 Actors to Watch
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Ellis & Hamner’s Red & Red 2 get 4K Ultra HD Treatment in Sept.

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Relive the action-packed adventures of retired and extremely dangerous special agents in the most amazing picture quality available today when both Red and Red 2 arrive separately on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on September 5 from Lionsgate. Red features an all-star cast including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker. In the film’s sequel, Red 2, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung Hun Lee join the franchise.

Both movies are available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD, which provides over four times the resolution of Full HD and includes High Dynamic Range (Hdr) to deliver the brightest, most vivid and realistic color with the greatest contrast. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will also feature Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range imaging and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast,
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Jessica Chastain In "Vogue"

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Sneak Peek new images of actress Jessica Chastain ("Interstellar") in the June 2017 issue of "Vogue" (Spain), photographed by Mario Sorrenti, wearing Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy and a whole lot more:

After graduating in 2003 from New York's Juilliard drama school Chastain nurtured her craft until 2011...

...then appeared in four films in quick succession including "The Tree of Life", "Take Shelter", "The Help" and "The Debt", followed by "Zero Dark Thirty", gaining her an Oscar nomination.

Starring in "Interstellar", Chastain's other features include "A Most Violent Year", "Crimson Peak", "The Zookeeper's Wife" and "The Martian".

"Probably there are some people who feel great about themselves," said Chastain.

"...and don’t second-guess anything they say or do or wear, but that's just not me..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Jessica Chastain...
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Miss Sloane review

Jessica Chastain headlines Miss Sloane, which will hopefully make more of a splash in the UK than it made in the Us...

The Us release of Miss Sloane came in the same month as the 2016 presidential election finally came to pass, and perhaps it's only down to a general exasperation with politics that it has been so overlooked. The absurdity of the news has only been compounded over the six months that it's taken to arrive in UK cinemas, but it's testament to how well executed the film is that this story of corruption and skullduggery in Washington DC still seems remarkable.

The film centres on Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain), a ruthless lobbyist who has been hauled in to plead the Fifth in front of an ethics committee (chaired by John Lithgow's pompous senator), and the three months that led to these proceedings. Miss Sloane has quite the reputation in Washington,
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The Eight Performances Cut From Terrence Malick Movies We’d Most Like to See

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The Eight Performances Cut From Terrence Malick Movies We’d Most Like to See
If you know what happened to Adrien Brody on “The Thin Red Line,” you know that filming scenes for a Terrence Malick movie doesn’t guarantee actually being in a Terrence Malick movie. Brody, who was originally positioned as the film’s lead, didn’t know until its premiere that his role had been drastically reduced; Christopher Plummer had a similar experience on “The New World.”

In the grand scheme of things, they’re lucky ones: More than a few actors have had their parts excised entirely, including one of the would-be stars of “Song to Song.” With that Austin-set romantic drama opening this week, it seemed like a good time to remind ourselves of what could have been.

Read More: Terrence Malick Makes a Rare Appearance at SXSW 2017 and Digs Deep On His Process

Billy Bob Thornton, “The Thin Red Line

In some ways, Thornton represents a version of
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25 underrated political thrillers

Rebecca Clough Jan 13, 2017

Samuel L Jackson, Colin Farrell, Kirk Douglas, Denzel Washington and more, as we explore underrated political thrillers...

Ask someone for their favourite political thrillers and you’re likely to get a list of Oscar-winning classics, from JFK to The Day Of The Jackal, Blow Out to Argo. But what about those electrifying tales that have slipped under the radar, been largely forgotten or just didn’t get the love they deserved? Here are 25 political thrillers which are underappreciated but brilliant.

See related Star Wars: Episode IX lands Jurassic World director 25. The Amateur (1981)

Generally, the first hostage to get shot in a heist movie is considered insignificant; luckily this time the young woman killed by terrorists has a devoted boyfriend who vows to avenge her death. Charles Heller (John Savage) already works for the CIA, so he’s able to use secret information to blackmail his bosses into
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Miss Sloane Review: Jessica Chastain Shines in Dull Thriller

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Miss Sloane Review: Jessica Chastain Shines in Dull Thriller
Let's face it. Political thrillers, when executed in just the right way, can be some of the most captivating and quality experiences a moviegoer can have. When executed poorly, they have this very particular, pandering stench to them that just doesn't sit right. It feels extra gross for some reason. Miss Sloane falls somewhere in the middle, but is perhaps more frustrating because all of the right elements are there, but the sum total of all its parts never quite gets there. At least not all the way there.

EuropaCorp's latest thriller Miss Sloane follows Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain), a lobbyist in Washington who has made a name for herself and is known for doing whatever it takes to win. Things get interesting when someone from both sides of the aisle of the gun lobby offer her a job. She decides to take the more challenging approach by opposing the
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John Madden on Releasing Jessica Chastain Political Thriller ‘Miss Sloane’ in Trump era U.S.

John Madden on Releasing Jessica Chastain Political Thriller ‘Miss Sloane’ in Trump era U.S.
British director John Madden’s political thriller “Miss Sloane” went on release in U.S. cinemas in November 25 via EuropaCorp after world premiering at the AFI fest. Starring Jessica Chastain as a ruthless political lobbyist fighting to get a gun-control bill through Congress, the pic has just launched internationally as the Dubai Film Festival’s opener. In Dubai, Madden spoke to Variety about the challenges of releasing this tense Washington-set thriller for American audiences in the Trump era. Excerpts.

There’ve been big changes in Washington since you made this movie. How do you think they will affect its release?

Miss Sloane was finished only six to eight weeks ago, in mid-October. I wanted to get the film out this year because I didn’t want us to get out-of-synch with the politics on the gun issue, which is part of what the film is. I thought that that [gun control] might become a very topical thing.
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The Many Different Faces Of Jessica Chastain: From Miss Sloane To Zero Dark Thirty

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Jessica Chastain is a two-time Academy Award nominee who has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses of her generation. She has received numerous nominations and accolades for her work from the La Film Critics, British Academy of Film and TV, Broadcast Film Critics, HFPA, National Board of Review, Screen Actors Guild, Film Independent and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, to name a few.

The actresses’ latest film, Miss Sloane, opens in cinemas on December 9, 2016.

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

Chastain can soon be
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Jessica Chastain Reveals How She Lobbies for Powerful Women — Including Herself — As ‘Miss Sloane’

Jessica Chastain Reveals How She Lobbies for Powerful Women — Including Herself — As ‘Miss Sloane’
There’s an embarrassment of riches in the Best Actress Oscar race this year and that’s often because women are doing it for themselves. It’s basic math: since studios have a rotten track record for delivering juicy parts, smart actresses take a more active role in pursuing them. Their agents know they are willing to go independent in order to expand their range, if not their paychecks.

Jessica Chastain has been crazy in demand ever since 2011, when she was featured in six radically different movies. She starred in Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” opposite Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, played Brad Pitt’s ethereal wife in Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life,” and scored a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination as a ditzy Southern belle in “The Help.”

Clearly, this is a woman who won’t be put in a box.

One of the Juilliard grad’s first roles was in John Madden’s “The Debt,
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Jessica Chastain Reveals How She Lobbies for Powerful Women — Including Herself — As ‘Miss Sloane’

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Jessica Chastain Reveals How She Lobbies for Powerful Women — Including Herself — As ‘Miss Sloane’
There’s an embarrassment of riches in the Best Actress Oscar race this year and that’s often because women are doing it for themselves. It’s basic math: since studios have a rotten track record for delivering juicy parts, smart actresses take a more active role in pursuing them. Their agents know they are willing to go independent in order to expand their range, if not their paychecks.

Jessica Chastain has been crazy in demand ever since 2011, when she was featured in six radically different movies. She starred in Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” opposite Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, played Brad Pitt’s ethereal wife in Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life,” and scored a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination as a ditzy Southern belle in “The Help.”

Clearly, this is a woman who won’t be put in a box.

One of the Juilliard grad’s first roles was in John Madden’s “The Debt,
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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Jessica Chastain (‘Miss Sloane’)

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Jessica Chastain (Courtesy: Bill Ingalls/Nasa via Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“I liked that it was a political thriller and that I didn’t know what my character was going to do next,” says Jessica Chastain, describing what drew her to the role of a Washington, D.C., lobbyist at the center of the gun debate in John Madden‘s new film Miss Sloane, as we sit down to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. It’s the latest in a long line of performances the 39-year-old has given over the last five years — including those in The Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter, Coriolanus, Lawless, Zero Dark Thirty, Mama, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Miss Julie, A Most Violent Year, Interstellar, The Martian and Crimson Peak — which have firmly established her as one of the finest screen actresses of her generation.
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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Jessica Chastain ('Miss Sloane')

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Jessica Chastain ('Miss Sloane')
"I liked that it was a political thriller and that I didn't know what my character was going to do next," says Jessica Chastain, describing what drew her to the role of a Washington, D.C., lobbyist at the center of the gun debate in John Madden's new film Miss Sloane, as we sit down to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. It's the latest in a long line of performances the 39-year-old has given over the last five years — including those in The Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter, Coriolanus, Lawless, Zero Dark...
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Jessica Chastain Covers "Elle"

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Take a look @ new images of Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty") in the October 2016 issue of "Elle" (France) magazine:

After graduating in 2003 from New York's Juilliard drama school Chastain nurtured her craft until 2011...

...then appeared in four films in quick succession including "The Tree of Life", "Take Shelter", "The Help" and "The Debt", followed by "Zero Dark Thirty", gaining her an Oscar nomination.

Starring in "Interstellar", Chastain's other features include "A Most Violent Year", "Crimson Peak", "The Zookeeper's Wife" and "The Martian".

"Probably there are some people who feel great about themselves," said Chastain.

"...and don’t second-guess anything they say or do or wear, but that's just not me..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Jessica Chastain...
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Us Briefs: Britannia Award for Jodie Foster

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Us Briefs: Britannia Award for Jodie Foster
The director and Oscar-winning actress will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year’s Amd British Academy Britannia Awards presented by Jaguar Land Rover and American Airlines.

The annual BAFTA Los Angeles celebration will take place on October 28 in Beverly Hills.

Foster directed this year’s release Money Monster and recently directed episodes of House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. Her last outing as feature director was 2011’s The Beaver starring Mel Gibson.

A24 has updated release information for 20th Century Women starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and Lucas Jade Zumann. The comedic drama will open in limited release on December 25 and expand wide on January 20, 2017. Mike Mills directs in his follow-up to Beginners.Shooting has begun in and around Toronto on psychological thriller The Wanting starring Adam Brody and Amanda Crew. Yam Laranas directs the story in the vein of Rosemary’s [link
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Jessica Chastain will surprise you in the first trailer for Miss Sloane

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When you look back at the movies which Jessica Chastain has appeared in, it's kind of amazing when you realize that she really hasn't been in the game all that long, at least in the grand scheme of things. Despite appearing in films like Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar, The Martian and more, you likely didn't begin to hear her name until 2010's The Debt. Her latest movie, Miss... Read More...
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‘Miss Sloane’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain Stars As A Political Lobbyist In Gun Control Drama

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‘Miss Sloane’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain Stars As A Political Lobbyist In Gun Control Drama
This past April, Jessica Chastain co-starred in the fantasy action adventure film “The Huntsmen: Winter’s War” and made a guest appearance on the HBO animated series “Animals,” but by the end of the year, she will take center stage in the new political thriller “Miss Sloane.” The film follows Sloane (Chastain), a political lobbyist on the brink of burnout who tries to push gun control measures in America. Its supporting cast features a murderer’s row of character actors: Mark Strong (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Beyond The Lights”), Michael Stuhlbarg (“A Serious Man”), Alison Pill (“Snowpiercer”), Jake Lacy (“Carol”), John Lithgow (“Interstellar”), and Sam Waterston (“Law & Order”).

Read More: 10 Versatile Performances That Prove Jessica Chastain’s an Heir to Meryl Streep

The film is directed by John Madden. He first rose to prominence in America with his 1998 film “Shakespeare in Love,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture.
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Jessica Chastain Fights For Gun Control in First Trailer For ‘Miss Sloane’

Jessica Chastain is back in a big way this year, leading Miss Sloane, a new drama from John Madden. The project, which will be released just in time for the awards season, reteams the actress with the director after The Debt. The story follows her as a lobbyist in D.C. who is attempting to get a background-check bill through the U.S. Senate as she fights for gun control. Ahead of a release this December, the first trailer has now arrived, which finds Chastain’s character breaking the fourth wall.

“The central character might be familiar to audiences had that person been a man. In this case, it’s a woman and the movie is totally framed around that character. She is the engine of the movie,” Madden tells EW. “The first moment I read the script I thought that the role belonged to Jessica,” he says. “She has
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