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Just call Jennifer Lawrence, super woman! She's conquered evil in The Hunger Games and appeared in head-to-toe blue makeup in the X-Men movies. And in a new clip from her upcoming movie, Serena, Lawrence is proving to the guys once again that she's one tough lady. In a sneak peek, the actress is taking care of family business as she spots a man trying to notch a tree. Once she realizes he's doing it completely wrong, Lawrence grabs the ax and shows him how it's done. "Get back to work," she tells the crowd of men looking on in shock as she succeeds on the first try. Ohhh, snap! Set in the 1920s, Serena tells the story of a married couple (played by Lawrence »
3rd Update, 2:45 Pm (Pt): Finals are in for Guardians Of The Galaxy, the No. 1 Bollywood movie this year stateside Bang Bang, director David Fincher’s thriller Gone Girl (which passed $100M stateside), the Denzel Washington action/drama The Equalizer, the animated The Boxtrolls, the Ya hit The Maze Runner, Luc Besson’s Lucy, Universal’s Dracula Untold, Fox’s sequel Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Ice Age: The Meltdown In 3-D which debuted in China this weekend to $3.2M on 2,800 plays, and also its buddy comedy Let’s Be Cops. In addition, Warner Bros.’ just reported for its horror film Annabelle and the courtroom drama starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall The Judge, and lest we forget Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which debuted strong in the UK this weekend) and Hercules which are still playing in 17 markets. Final tallies for stateside newcomers Fox »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Described as "a moderately-sized trainwreck" in our review of the film out of the BFI London Film Festival, it appears there was a very good reason why Susanne Bier's "Serena" didn't take the fast path to theaters. Shot two years ago, and essentially sitting around on a shelf for a year, the Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper starring film is finally making its way out in the world, and a new clip plus some promo materials have arrived. The latest look comes courtesy of Glamour Magazine and highlights an axe-swinging Lawrence, the wife of a timber baron, showing the rough and ready dudes how to do the job right. After that you can see a new featurette that explores the chemistry of the two leads, with each actor fawning over the other, and Cooper comparing Lawrence's skills to those of Robert De Niro. Finally, there's a U.K. TV spot. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We're breaking down the fashion do's and don'ts of the week.
Hollywood’s most stylish stars can sometimes make poor stylistic choices so we’re looking at the do’s and don’ts of the latest red carpet trends.
Nicole Richie and Reese Witherspoon recently strutted down the red carpets wearing sheer lace, which can be very sultry and glamourous when styled correctly. Richie successfully pulled off a rocker chic look at the AOL Originals Fall Premiere event with a lace and rose print gown. This Blumarine design called for a touch of elegance and she delivered by pulling her hair back and keeping accessories to a minimum with a choker necklace. Reese Witherspoon's styling of a black Stella McCartney gown missed the mark at her premiere for Wild during the 58th BFI London Film Festival. There were a lot of contrasting elements in the design which may have worked if she had pushed the limits »
The actor - who stars alongside Lawrence in period drama Serena - told Pa that it is "thrilling" to work with the 24-year-old.
Cooper said: "I've sort of hit the jackpot with being able to work with Jennifer Lawrence. When I knew she was going to play this character, I was fully aware it was going to be comic.
"Once she would breathe life into this character, it would become much more dimensional. It could be very easy to portray her as a stock character and there's just not one moment where you don't believe she's a human being."
"She's a wonderful, wonderful actress," he continued. "Her biggest asset is »
The Oscar winner keeps making headlines with her views on food!
Jennifer Lawrence has never been shy about sharing her opinions on food, eating, body image and diets, and the Hunger Games starlet made headlines once again with a brand-new Vanity Fair interview.
The 24-year-old actress put gluten-free dieters on blast, claiming the regime is "the new cool eating disorder, the 'basically I just don’t eat carbs' [diet]."
Jen also revealed her favorite snack in the November 2014 issue of the magazine.
"Cool Ranch Doritos are my girl. I've been trying to wean myself off of Cool Ranch Doritos and move on to Pirate's Booty but it's just not doing the trick."
Related: 11 Reasons Why We Love Jennifer Lawrence!
In 2011, the then new-to-the-scene bombshell joked with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa about how her career in Hollywood started. When Regis asked if she was discovered by a modeling or acting agency, she coyly admitted »
Directed by Susanne Bier.
Newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton plan to start a timber empire in North Carolina in the late 1920s. Powerful and unrelenting, Serena earns the fear and respect of the working men in her husband’s command. Yet their unstoppable hurricane of a love faces a storm when Serena attempts to convince George to eliminate everyone who stands in their way—including George’s illegitimate son, Jacob.
Filmed in 2012 in the forests of the Czech Republic, Serena is an epic story of love and loss, framed by beautiful tall trees and fog set in the Us of the late 1920s. George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper, American Hustle) is a privileged man who uses his family’s fortune to build a timber empire. He’s a man’s man through and through, »
- Kat Kourbeti
Film fans were stunned and delighted last night when multi-award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence made a surprise appearance ahead of the London Film Festival screening of her new film, Serena, along with the film’s director Susanne Bier.
The film is a relatively small part of the festival but with the two leads played by Lawrence and her Silver Linings Playbook co-star, Bradley Cooper, it was bound to generate plenty of interest – though clearly few had expected either of the stars to make an appearance for the film’s premiere.
The room erupted in rapturous applause as Lawrence was introduced and, after an impressive build-up about the ‘huge’ surprise, the star joked that if the surprise was actually popcorn and not her then she was leaving.
The audience were almost too in awe to laugh, though Lawrence was undeterred and continued in much the same tongue-in-cheek manner. When Bier said to »
- Amanda Keats
Director: Susanne Bier
Running Time: 109 minutes.
Jennifer Lawrence. Bradley Cooper. A stunning backdrop. High drama and rustic glamour. Serena certainly looks on paper to be one of the biggest films of the festival and yet it was so well hidden that you’d be forgiven for having missed it entirely.
The film has been a long time coming, caught up in post production hell for far too long while the kinks were ironed out. At the post-film Q&A, the director, Susanne Bier, even admitted she wasn’t sure it would be ready in time for the festival (but was clearly delighted that it was).
- Amanda Keats
Bollywood stars including Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turned out for the opening of the Mumbai Film Festival (October 14-21), which is celebrating its 16th edition despite almost being shut down a few months ago due to lack of funding.
Saved through donations from filmmakers, stars, industrialists and audience members, the festival put on a glittering opening night ceremony at the historical Chandan Cinema in Mumbai’s Juhu district.
Almost losing the festival appears to have convinced the Bollywood fraternity to show unprecedented levels of support. Sponsors and partners including HBO, Rentrak, Pinkerton, Bajaj Group and Mahindra Rise have also recently come on board the event.
Kalki Koechlin played compere for the evening, while Rai Bachchan inaugurated the festival and Kumar presented a lifetime achievement to veteran Bollywood diva Helen. Rai Bachchan and industrialist Niraj Bajaj also presented Catherine Deneuve with a lifetime achievement award.
Also present in the audience were stars such as Ranbir Kapoor, [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
Jennifer Lawrence had no qualms about wearing a revealing little black dress with a plunging neckline at the premiere of her movie “Serena” last night at the 58th BFI London Film Festival, suggesting she is determined to shake off the release of her private photos. Lawrence has become the poster girl for the nude celebrity hacking scandal. More than 100 actresses and other well-known celebrities were victim’s of Internet hackers who broke into their iPhone iCloud accounts. ...Read More »
Menswear inspired, but oh, so feminine! Jennifer Lawrence straddled the thin line between exuberant elegance and all-out sex appeal in a low cut tuxedo dress for the premiere of her new film, Serena, on Monday, Oct. 13, in London. Photos: Jennifer Lawrence's best dresses The midnight-hued frock plunged dangerously low, as Lawrence, 24, decided to forego the use of a bra. Lawrence’s Dior dress skimmed just above her upper thigh, and she elongated her lean legs with black Brian Atwood Mercury pumps. The Hunger Games actress is the latest A-lister [...] »
Jennifer Lawrence is showing some skin -- but this time, it's on her own terms!The actress made her triumphant return to the red carpet on Monday, her first appearance in public since her nude photo leak last month.Sporting a black Dior blazer dress, black heels, burgundy nail polish and some neutral makeup, the 24-year-old looked amazing at the premiere of "Serena" in London today. J-Law, who is also the face of Dior, showed off some cleavage and her long legs in the fashion house's sexy ensemble.How amazing does she look?!Jennifer's appearance comes on the heels of a very candid interview with Vanity Fair, where she opened up about the invasion of privacy that rocked her world (and the worlds of several other celebs) in September.Jennifer's Ex Speaks Out on Nude Photo Scandal"Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, »
- tooFab Staff
The Oscar-winning star looked demure in a long Christian Dior tuxedo jacket worn as a dress, pointing towards her character's face on the film's poster as though she were pretending to pick her nose.
Lawrence was making one of her first red carpet appearances since she was the victim of a photo hacking last month, an act which she went on to describe as "a sex crime".
The pair play married couple Serena and George Pemberton, who run a powerful timber empire in the North Carolina mountains. The film is based on the 2008 novel from American author Ron Rash, and directed by Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier.
Lawrence was joined »
Screen queen Jennifer Lawrence made a surprise personal appearance at the world premier of Serena earlier today, imploring the London Film Festival audience to embrace the movie with a good heart. "And if you don't, just don't Tweet about it," grinned America's Sweetheart. Lawrence's pointed quip was perhaps a sly acknowledgement that Serena has had a long and rocky journey from page to screen. Adapted from Ron Rash's shlocky 2008 bestseller, the project was initially earmarked as an Angelina Jolie vehicle directed by Darren Aronofksy. Then it passed to Danish director Susanne Bier, who won the Best Foreign Language
- Stephen Dalton
Jennifer Lawrence is back on the red carpet with the premiere of Serena at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival. Lawrence looked classy and chic for the premiere held this Monday. She posed for paparazzi wearing a low-cut, black, knee-length Dior dress with long sleeves. The look was completed with black heels and earrings. We can't wait to see J.Law back on the big screen in this new drama. She'll be acting alongside her former co-star Bradley Cooper again too! Serena is set in North Carolina during the Great Depression and opens in theaters Feb. 26, 2015. Lawrence also made headlines last week when she spoke out about the stolen nude pictures that surfaced of her this month. In an »
When Susanne Bier set Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper to star in her Depression-era relationship drama Serena, it was the casting equivalent of striking gold: In the three years that followed their casting in January of 2012, both actors became household names, blockbuster screen presences, and Academy Award favorites. Still, Serena itself remained conspicuously unseen, despite the massive press push that would surely greet the third pairing of Lawrence and Cooper onscreen. Amid reports of a fractious postproduction process and a series of collapsed talks with every film festival under the sun, the fate and quality of Serena became one of the biggest mysteries in Hollywood — and one that was partially resolved tonight, as the film received its world premiere at the London Film Festival.There was no getting around the peculiarity of a film once tipped for Oscar success debuting at a festival whose last major world premiere was »
- Charlie Lyne
Jennifer Lawrence was her usually silly self at the London Film Festival premiere of her latest project, Serena, in England on Monday. Despite looking supersexy in a low-cut black tuxedo dress, Jen made sure to crack everyone up with her red carpet antics, which included pretending to pick her own nose on the movie poster. She then posed for photos with director Susanne Bier before heading inside to speak to the audience before screening the movie. Jennifer stars opposite Bradley Cooper in the Depression-era adaptation, which marks their third time working together on screen - the two previously costarred in 2012's Silver Linings Playbook and last year's American Hustle - and we've already gotten a glimpse of their chemistry in the film's trailer. We last spotted Jennifer hanging at home in La, where she's been spending time for the past few months with her new beau, Coldplay's Chris Martin. In a recent Vanity Fair interview, »
Before Serena makes its world premiere at the London Film Festival today, StudioCanal UK has released a new clip and photos from director Susanne Bier's drama, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Tensions rise when George (Bradley Cooper) introduces Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) to the workers as an equal to any man and demands she is treated as such, in this scene from the Depression-era drama.
Set in the year 1929, Serena follows newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton, as they travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains-but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or »
How do you solve a problem like “Serena”? That, at least, is the question industry watchers have been asking about Danish helmer Susanne Bier’s mysteriously withheld American feature — which, despite wrapping in 2012 with the enticing star duo of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, has sat on the shelf ever since. With the film finally out in the open, the question is no easier to answer: An arrestingly nihilistic Depression melodrama, marked by courageous performances and exquisite production values, this story of a timber-industry power couple undone by financial and personal corruption nonetheless boasts neither a narrative impetus nor a perceptible objective. The result is both problematic and fascinating, an unsympathetic spiral of human tragedy that plays a little like a hand-me-down folk ballad put to film. It’s not hard to see why a U.S. distributor has been slow to step forward.
Magnolia Pictures, sister outfit of the »
- Guy Lodge
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