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Los Angeles, April 22: Actress Kirsten Dunst insists she's not worried about money and would rather take on roles that she'll enjoy.
The "Melancholia" star has an extensive portfolio of film roles under her belt and claims that, although her mother often used to help her to decide which parts would be best for her, she no longer feels the need to take her advice.
"I'm too old to be swayed in any way now," contactmusic.com quoted Dunst as saying.
"She sees that I do these indie films and she's like, 'I don't understand why these people (reality TV stars) make so much money and you don't'. I'm like, 'Mum, I'm an. »
- Rahul Kapoor
Lonely people will certainly do crazy things to get attention.
Director Zack Parker presents a dark thriller with twist and turns in “Proxy.” Latino-Review had an exclusive telephone interview with Parker to discuss the storyline and ideas behind this gory and violent movie.
Here’s the synopsis:
Esther (Alexia Rasmussen) feels alone in this world. When she is viciously attacked by a hooded assailant after leaving her Ob/Gyn, it almost seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group, especially from the kindly Melanie (Alexa Havins). The two women strike up a close friendship and Esther’s life of sadness and solitude is opened up to understanding and even acceptance. However, their bond gets increasingly dangerous as they can no longer tell what’s real and what’s in their heads.
Anchored by a trio of strong female performances from Havins, Rasmussen, and »
- Gig Patta
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99, Blu-ray 3D $45.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harrington stars in the film as Milo, a stave-turned-gladiator who’s trying to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning, Sucker Punch) from being forced to marry a corrupt Roman Senator … all while Mount Vesuvius erupts, pouring lava and ash over the city.
Critics did not care for Pompeii much, giving it only 24% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Moviegoers liked it only minimally better with 46%. The reviews could be why the movie came and went from theaters, grossing only $23 million.
The Blu-ray and DVD carry these special features:
filmmakers’ commentarycast and character featurette “The Assembly”special effects featurette “The Volcanic Eruption. »
And now our semi-weekly check in with actresses we love. Where / What / Who are they up to?
Brie Larson has accepted an offer to star in the psychological horror drama as "Ma", about a woman who's trapped in her father's basement for years with her son. It's based on the novel by Emma Donoghue who also did the screenplay but the novel is narrated by the 5 year old child who's only ever known this one room so that one's going to be tricky to make breathe as a film. This seems a better fit for her dramatic gifts than that dumb Terminator reboot she lost out on. The actress is in demand now post Short Term 12 as well she should be. She's also got The Gambler remake and the comedy Trainwreck coming out. Room is not the only novel adaptation she's attached to. She'll probably co-star in The »
- NATHANIEL R
Two years ago, director Mike Cahill and screenwriter/star Britt Marling turned in a unique indie science fiction movie called Another Earth. Released around the same time as Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, the contemplative drama received pretty good reviews and several awards at the Sundance Film Festival. It also signaled a strong and distinct filmmaking voice. Now, we get to see what they have next. I Origins follows another tale of science and faith mixed in such a way that makes you »
- Alex Maidy
Cinematographer Manuel Claro calls "Nymphomaniac" the ultimate Lars von Trier movie ("Volume II" opens Friday), containing "a fuck you to film school energy that's all over the place," in which the director's pessimism and optimism battle one another. However, after the in-your-face look of "Melancholia," the opus about sex addiction starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard was much simpler to light, despite the greater length and traipsing 55 days through Germany and Belgium. "Originally, his vision was to do something much more punky and crazy and we tried to do that but it started to feel forced. So it became a balance between an open experience but still wanting to tell a good story," Claro suggests. "The approach was about addiction and I think Lars can relate to this because he suffers a lot from different anxieties. When your body puts you in a condition where it takes control of you, »
- Bill Desowitz
Jon Gries has had quite the career so far, playing many characters that fans adore all around the world. Ask any horror (on non-horror fan as well to be perfectly honest) to name one of their favorite monster movies from the ’80s and more times than not, one of their answers will include Fred Dekker’s The Monster Squad, in which Gries played “Desperate Man”, a character that never failed to get vicious and hairy when the moon came out. Other film roles, like Real Genius, Napoleon Dynamite and the Taken films have kept Gries constantly working, and his status as one of the hardest working character actors around is legendary. We were able to chat with Jon for a bit, to talk about his role in the Twilight Zone-like anthology, Locker 13, and as expected, it was definitely a pleasure. Read on!
First off, Locker 13 has an old-school vibe to it, »
- Jerry Smith
‘Walking Dead’: Revisiting the Final Scene: - “As someone who hasn’t read the Walking Dead comic books — just as I haven’t read George R.R. Martin’s books that form the basis for Game of Thrones — I take in all the information simply as it’s doled out, without being privy to older nonshow references or working with the knowledge of what’s ahead.” - International TV Roundup: A Quality Quartet From The BBC In 2014: - While the bulk of our coverage here at Twitch is dominantly film related we do love a good bit of TV, particularly when the TV in question is … well … good. And though the year is early it is already shaping up to be very strong, indeed, over at the BBC where they are following up 2013 hits such as Peaky Blinders, Top Of The Lake and The Fall with a continued run of high quality work. »
Anglo-French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg ("The Science of Sleep," "The Tree") is no stranger to working with Denmark's most famous provocateur, Lars von Trier, having starred in his "Antichrist" and "Melancholia" before playing the adult protagonist in the Danish filmmaker's latest, "Nymphomaniac." The actress appears mainly in the film's "Volume II," which is now available on VOD and will be in theaters April 4th. Though apparently entirely fearless as an actress, the first thing that's striking about meeting Gainsbourg is how timid and almost bashful she is. That said, quite a few actors seem to have chosen their profession as a way to overcome their shyness and Gainsbourg, the daughter of U.K. actress Jane Birkin and the late French singer, Serge Gainsbourg, seems to belong to that group too. For the interview in Copenhagen, during the "Nymphomaniac" press junket, she shows up with a huge pot of tea for herself »
- Boyd van Hoeij
Nymphomaniac: Vol I
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Running Time: 1 hr 58 mins
Release Date: March 21, 2014 (Chicago)
Plot: The story of one woman’s life (Martin & Gainsbourg) and her relationship with sex.
Who’S It For? If you think you’re ready for it, you probably aren’t.
Few filmmakers toil in the darkness as romantically as Lars von Trier, one of the last few directors who makes films to be seen in the dark of theaters, as part of an entirely submissive experience. With his previous film Melancholia, he used the magnitude of the silver screen and the shattering climax of Wagner to create a catastrophic movie about a woman’s depression that parallel’s the world’s end. With his newest film, which is only half of an entire anthology of a woman’s life, von Trier continues that »
- Nick Allen
The Girl Can’t Help It: Von Trier’s Indelible First Chapter a Sobering, Ruminative Examination of the Last Cinematic Frontier
In today’s modern world, where cinematic censorship is still alive and well within the euphemism of the rating system, provocateur Lars Von Trier’s latest bag of infamy, Nymphomaniac Vol. 1, is a surprisingly powerful onslaught of culturally ingrained attitudes towards sexuality and acceptable representations of it. That is to say, it’s not the exploitational grandstanding that one would expect if you have memories of Antichrist (2009) in the back of your mind. The first chapter in the last entry of his Depression Quadrilogy, it’s a well-written, intelligent examination of erotic pleasure, comprised of several moments of explicit sexual imagery, as well as, of course, unvarnished discussions of sex.
- Nicholas Bell
If there’s anything about Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 that’s shocking, it’s not the graphic, non-simulated intercourse nor the detailed story of a sex addict who we first meet nearly beaten to death and left in the street. It’s how goofy the movie is. It’s all the metaphorical parallels between nymphomania and fly fishing and all the mathematical elements, especially including those that take literal form with numbers on screen. I read nothing about the film going in and had presumed it would be darker, even depressing. Maybe some black humor as only the maniacal mind of von Trier would devise, but nothing as funny as this is. It’s more The Boss of It All than any of his other recent movies. When I mentioned the tone to someone who is only slightly familiar with von Trier’s work, she expressed surprise, admitting that she thought all of his movies »
- Christopher Campbell
The jurist Trebiatus defines the profane as that which is “Sacred or religious, and is then restituted to man’s use and property,” and this definition launches Giorgio Agamben’s “Eloge of Profanation.”1 The initial movement of pornography, as Agamben writes, was one of profanation, of restitution towards possible usage of the sexual act. Yet its profanation has been rendered powerless in the spectacle which pornography has become, in which not the bodies themselves are being exposed, but as Walther Benjamin writes ‘the conscience of being exposed itself’. And so pornography becomes the ultimate “unprofanable”—an act disempowered, ordered, assimilated, locked into a seemingly unchangeable relation, whose powers of profanation have been neutralized, and thus removed from potential usage by man.
This deviation of pornography’s initial potential changed the pornographic image into the ur-object of a consumption, one which leaves its image digitally intact, bolted into a potential cycle »
- Yaron Dahan
A salacious yet also tedious portrayal of a woman who would appear to confirm all the nastiest stereotypes about women. Completely unfun, unpleasant, unerotic, and unenlightening. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of Lars von Trier
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
In a cinematic environment in which women were depicted, overall, as fully rounded human beings with a wide range of sexual expression available to them without judgment or disapproval, Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac would still be a disgusting, degrading portrait of a terrible person that is completely unfun, unpleasant, unerotic, and unenlightening. But in the cinematic environment we actually have, it is a salacious yet also tedious portrayal of a woman who would appear to confirm all the nastiest stereotypes about women: that they sexually prey upon and sexually manipulate men purely for the power rush of it, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" caused a stir even before a frame of the film was shot.
After a brusque (and much misunderstood) press conference in Cannes where his comments resulted in banishment from the festival, this film about identity, introspection and the divide between lust and love has been the talk of both tabloid press and serious film critics for many months.
For those that only know of Von Trier for this latest disruption, he has for the last several decades been one of the most controversial, and in turn most intriguing, directors working on the world stage. From beautiful and stylish films like "Europa" or "Melancholia" to stark and sombre tales of hope and redemption like "Breaking the Waves" or "Dancer in the Dark," Von Trier has long crafted films that are at once shattering and inviting, with narratives appearing distant, brutal and calculating, yet with a heart that's often surprisingly sweet. »
- Jason Gorber
‘Nymphomaniac: Vol. I’ movie review: Lars von Trier offers his latest ‘little nugget of genius’ (photo: Stacy Martin in ‘Nymphomaniac: Vol. I’) It will be noted long after this review is filed deep in the bowels of some ancient digital archive of dead film critics that Lars von Trier was among the most controversial and brilliant filmmakers of the 20th and 21st centuries. This would not be a currently agreed-upon assessment of the filmmaker; nevertheless, Lars von Trier is an actual genius, as opposed to the myriad filmmakers called genius who are actually just clever. It should also be noted that I’ve been saying this about von Trier since the first of his Golden Heart films, Breaking the Waves, provoked audiences at Cannes nearly two decades ago. It’s a seminal von Trier movie that marked the initial international exposure of an artist whose work has been controversial for »
- Tim Cogshell
"I am a nymphomaniac, and I love my filthy, dirty lust." Right now audiences can catch Lars von Trier's sexy but controversial Nymphomaniac: Volume I on VOD, but it doesn't hit limited theaters until March 21st. Now the second part of the Danish filmmakers risque story isn't far behind. Nymphomaniac: Volume II will arrive on VOD just one day before the first part hits theaters, and then gets a limited theatrical release in April. Now the first Us trailer for the film has arrived, picking up with the story of Joe’s (Charlotte Gainsbourg) adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications. Here's the first trailer for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Volume II from Hulu: Nymphomaniac is written and directed by controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier (Dogville, Antichrist, Melancholia), who filmed two different versions and split the story into two volumes. A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts »
- Ethan Anderton
It's probably safe to say that making Lars von Trier's two-part sex epic "Nymphomaniac" was far from the usual film experience. But even for Charlotte Gainsbourg, making her third movie with the director following "Antichrist" and "Melancholia," the production offered up some interesting decisions for the actress. Namely, she got to pick her own sex stunt double. “It was so embarrassing,” she told Vulture. “But because porn actresses have no hair down there, they had to put—too much hair I think. It was all fake hair. The guy who did the props, it was so funny: He had all these dicks and fake vaginas.” So yes, there are dicks and fake vaginas in von Trier's study of one woman's out of control sexual drive, with a new titillating trailer for "Nymphomaniac Volume 2" arriving. But once you get the premise out of the way, the movie offers up much more. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Nymphomaniac marks director Lars von Trier’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2011 film, Melancholia, and is his third consecutive collaboration with actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac will be released as two full-length feature films. Nymphomaniac: Part One is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). Part Two picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood. As widely reported, the films contain graphic depictions of sexuality to a degree unprecedented in a mainstream feature »
- Pietro Filipponi
Who'da thunk it?
I love odd celebrity interviews -- the interview not the celebrity -- and this one qualifies. It's rapid fire, 73 questions in 5 minutes while you tour one floor of Sjp's brownstone here in NYC. We knew Sarah Jessica Parker loved The Way We Were (1973) which is referenced so beautifully in one of Sex & the City's best episodes, but who knew that Lars von Trier's Melancholia was such a favorite?!
My favorite answer of all though is her response to "heels or flats?". Hee
- NATHANIEL R
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