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After taking on roles in thrillers like Dream House and The Bourne Legacy, then a supporting part in the big-budget blockbuster Oz the Great and Powerful, Rachel Weisz is getting back to smaller dramatic fare by joining Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander in the Derek Cianfrance-directed The Light Between Oceans.
The drama, an adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same name by M.L. Stedman, is set on a remote island off the coast of Australia in the years following World War I. It centers on a lighthouse keeper (Fassbender) and his lonely wife (Vikander), who are faced with an unexpected moral conundrum when a small boat containing a dead man and a two-month-old infant washes ashore. When the pair decide to keep the child and raise it as their own, the consequences of that choice are devastating.
Weisz is set to play the mother of the infant, who »
- Isaac Feldberg
The theatrical market in the Asian-Pacific region is now the largest single component of global box office, worth $11.1 billion in 2013, the year when it overtook both North America ($10.9 billion) and Europe-Middle East-Africa (also $10.9 billion). And unlike the European and North American markets, which have stagnated, Asia has been on a steady upward trend, driven on by growth in China, India and Malaysia as well as emerging movie markets Indonesia and Vietnam.
But if the overall trend is upward, the individual market conditions faced by distributors within the region vary enormously:
In booming South Korea, the major exhibitors are under anti-monopoly investigation, yet the number of film imports and releases is one of the highest in the world. In China, these days the world’s fastest growing major market, government policy favors local films and local companies. While import quotas grab the headlines for their effect on Hollywood studio titles, censorship »
- Patrick Frater
Even the "Human Barbie" has to hit the gym!Valeria Lukyanova posted a bare-faced gym selfie on Facebook Wednesday, showcasing her tiny waist in a black sports bra and matching workout pants.In the pic, the 28-year-old took a break from her fitness routine to snap a photo in the mirror without her signature Barbie contact lenses, stage makeup and hair extensions. Lukyanova's story went viral in 2012 after the Internet caught on to her style and impossible proportions. She recently spoke with GQ about how she really isn't that different from anyone who utilizes cosmetics and cosmetic procedures. "Everyone wants a slim figure. Everyone gets breasts done. Everyone fixes up their face if it's not ideal, you know? Everyone strives for the golden mean. It's global now," she said. But, some just don't understand. "I don't really get her. I don't get why people think she's so interesting," Justin Jedlica, »
- tooFab Staff
Even the "Human Barbie" takes a day off from her makeup routine!Valeria Lukyanova posted a bare-faced bikini selfie on Facebook Monday, showcasing her impossibly-proportioned waist and admittedly enhanced breasts.In the pic, the 28-year-old is posing in a black two-piece, without her signature Barbie contact lenses, stage makeup and hair extensions.In a recent interview with GQ, Valeria shared her shocking opinion on why the "ideal" of beauty is so different in the present day. "That's because of race mixing," she told the mag. "Ethnicities are mixing now, so there's degeneration, and it didn't used to be like that. Remember how many beautiful women there were in the 1950s and 1960s, without any surgery? And now, thanks to degeneration, we have this." Sounds just a little racist to us!Valeria isn't alone in her quest to appear as perfect as a doll. So, what does "Human Ken" think of her? »
- tooFab Staff
4 items from 2014
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