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Cannes Film Review: ‘Sicario’

19 May 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Two years after making his U.S. debut with the crackerjack kidnapping drama “Prisoners,” French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve ups his own ante with “Sicario,” a blisteringly intense drug-trade thriller that combines expert action and suspense with another uneasy inquiry into the emotional consequences of violence. A densely woven web of compelling character studies and larger systemic concerns, Villeneuve and screenwriter Taylor Sheridan’s bleaker, more jaundiced riposte to Steven Soderbergh’s 2000 “Traffic” may prove too grim and grisly for some audiences and too morally ambiguous for others. But with its muscular style and top-flight cast, this fall Lionsgate release should score solid (if less than “Prisoners”-sized) business from discerning adult moviegoers, along with dark-horse awards-season buzz.

In a terrific performance that recalls the steely ferocity of Jodie Foster in “The Silence of the Lambs” and Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty,” Emily Blunt stars here as Kate Macer, an »

- Scott Foundas

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From Mad Max to Amy Winehouse: 11 most exciting movies at Cannes Film Festival 2015

13 May 2015 6:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

This year's Cannes Film Festival kicks off tonight, with big blockbusters and art house offerings sitting side-by-side. Digital Spy runs down the 11 most exciting films that will be screening in the south of France over the next two weeks.

1. Mad Max: Fury Road (Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron)

George Miller's eagerly-awaited return to the world of Mad Max is already drawing rave reviews thanks to its explosive action sequences and intense turns from Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. For us mere mortals outside of Cannes, there won't be long to wait to see it - Fury Road hits cinemas on Friday!

2. Irrational Man (Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone)

On paper Woody Allen and Joaquin Phoenix may not seem like a natural fit, but with the latter playing a "tormented philosophy professor" who romances Emma Stone, this has us very intrigued. Allen's last film was the brilliant Blue Jasmine, suggesting that he's rediscovered his mojo. »

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Blake Lively Joins Woody Allen's Next Movie With Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart

7 May 2015 6:18 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Blake Lively, favorite of auteur directors? Don't laugh, because the "Gossip Girl" star has found her way onto the sets of some interesting filmmakers. Granted, "Savages" was awful, but it was directed Oliver Stone. She made those Gucci spots with Nicolas Winding Refn, soon she'll be teaming with Marc Forster on "All I See Is You," and her latest "Age Of Adaline" was helmed by rising indie filmmaker Lee Toland Krieger ("The Vicious Kind," "Celeste & Jesse Forever"). So perhaps the leap to Woody Allen isn't so drastic as you might think. Yep, the actress is joining the prolific filmmaker's next movie that already has Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and Bruce Willis attached. Naturally, there are no plot details, but it will probably concern some kind of existential crisis, romance, and be either a drama or comedy. Production will begin this summer, you'll probably see it in 2016, and Sony Pictures Classics will. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Days of Grace | Review

29 April 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Grace is Gone: Gout’s Aggressive Debut Charts Patterns of Criminality

Don’t let the poetic title fool you, as Everardo Gout’s directorial debut Days of Grace does not document an iota of such virtue. As one character points out, “To live in Mexico is to gamble with your life every day.” Belonging to a growing class of Mexican filmmakers determined to recreate the visceral, dangerous realities of everyday existence, Gout’s work is comparable to names like Gerardo Naranjo and Amat Escalante. Drawing upon three thematically related incidents to filter his exploration of violence, Gout chooses a significant waning period, that of the World Cup. The televised event sees crime rates drop by thirty percent as both sides of the law take a break from the usual rampage. While Gout may not reveal anything surprising, his intention to unnerve and agitate is apparent from the first frame, »

- Nicholas Bell

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‘The Age of Adaline’ Review: Blake Lively Auditions for Another Vogue Cover in Gorgeous But Forgettable Romance

21 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Blake Lively has one notable screen role and three “Vogue” covers to her name. In “The Age of Adaline,” her first film since 2012’s “Savages,” the former “Gossip Girl” seems to be auditioning for a fourth cover shoot with Anna Wintour, posing in dozens of retro-inspired outfits and embodying a tony, effortless sophistication that’s cooler than chilled champagne. “Adaline” even feels like a magazine celebrity profile: We’re told repeatedly that Lively’s character is gorgeous, intelligent, charismatic, endlessly fascinating — her faults are harder to find than a blemish on that dewy, radiant face. Such perfection rarely lends itself to narrative. »

- Inkoo Kang

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'The Age of Adaline': Film Review

21 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

After swanning through six seasons of Gossip Girl as Upper East Side teen queen Serena van der Woodsen, Blake Lively made some smart choices. Aside from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies (the first of which she shot before becoming a small-screen star) and Green Lantern (which, if little else, hooked her up with current hubby Ryan Reynolds), she’s kept her head down, delivering credible supporting turns for directors like Rebecca Miller (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee), Ben Affleck (The Town) and Oliver Stone (Savages). A preternaturally poised blonde whose statuesque beauty is softened by kind, squinty

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- Jon Frosch

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‘Age of Adaline’ Premiere: Blake Lively Likes to Bake on Friday Nights

20 April 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Age of Adaline,” a drama about an immortal woman which premiered at New York’s Loews Lincoln Square on Sunday night, marks Blake Lively’s first bigscreen role since 2012’s “Savages.”

The star of “Gossip Girl” explained why she’s been selective when it comes to her career. “I look for a movie that I can’t not do,” says Lively, was in the running for “Silver Linings Playbook” but lost the part to Jennifer Lawrence (and later gave birth in December 2014). “There are plenty of movies that you read and think, ‘I could kind of see doing this.’ But there are few movies that you read and think, ‘I can’t not be in this film.’”

Director Lee Toland Krieger said he first read the script for “Adaline” six or seven years ago, when he had one feature (“The Vicious Kind”) under his belt. At the time, the »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Review: 'The Age of Adeline' is gorgeous but also a complete mess

17 April 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Nothing is more frustrating than watching a film with so much potential make one disastrous mistake after another. That, sadly, is the disappointing reality of Lee Toland Kreiger's "The Age of Adaline." The movie's premise is easy to grasp: 29-year-old Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) was born at the turn of the century, but after a strange car accident in the 1930's she discovers she will not age a single day more.  Decades pass as her daughter ages beyond her, and she begins taking false identities to avoid being discovered by the press or, worse, government agents who might have suspicions about her status.  The latter might also want to make her a guinea pig to discover why she's become immortal (a story tangent the film quickly abandons). By 2014, Bowman seems resigned to a life of loneliness until Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman of "Game of Thrones") spots her across the room »

- Gregory Ellwood

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30 Ridiculously Sexy Taylor Kitsch Pictures That Might Make You Blush

8 April 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Sure, there are plenty of reasons why Tim Riggins has your heart, but actor Taylor Kitsch is just as sexy off screen, too. This week, he turns 34, so to celebrate, we're taking a look at some of his hottest moments. The Canadian actor first won over fans as tough, hunky football hero Riggins on Friday Night Lights, and over the past few years, he's been on the big screen thanks to movies like John Carter, Battleship, and Savages. Soon, he'll be returning to the small screen with a buzzed-about role on True Detective. In any case, now seems like the perfect time to look back at some of his sexiest snaps from over the years, including a mix of red carpet appearances and crazy-hot magazine editorials. Brace yourself - there are some really, really good ones. »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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‘Power Of The Dog’ Author Don Winslow Firms Sequel Book And Movie Plans

1 April 2015 5:24 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Alfred A. Knopf has firmed plans for a June 23 publication date for The Cartel, the title author Don Winslow has chosen for the sequel novel to his seminal 2005 drug war epic The Power Of The Dog. The sequel novel is the first one edited by Sonny Mehta since he won back Winslow from S&S; it was Mehta who edited The Power Of The Dog and The Winter Of Frankie Machine. Winslow has had some of his novels adapted into movies — the Oliver Stone-directed Savages  the… »

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The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver on head games and super speed in 'Ultron'

30 March 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The two biggest additions to the "Avengers" ensemble in next month's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" are Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. They play a key role in the mega-sequel, and they manage to create some interesting tensions for both the heroes and the villains in the film. Olsen was the first to sit down with us on the set, and we jumped right in, having already heard a number of things about her character from the rest of the cast. Can you talk about your Eastern European accent? (looking at the Marvel producers) Can I talk about it? We know that we're from Eastern Europe, so, okay, so, yeah, it’s something that we got to create. It's a make believe place, so it's something that Aaron and I, with the dialect coach, kind of created together.   What's the name of the fake country? That I can't talk about, but it's, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Exclusive: Blake Lively is radiant in final 'Age of Adaline' poster

26 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

April is just around the corner and that means there are a bunch of highly anticipated movies on deck.  "Fast 7," "Ex Machina" and, of course, "Avengers: Age of Ultron."  One film that you should really pay attention to, however, is "The Age of Adaline." Directed by Lee Toland Krieger ("Celeste and Jesse Forever"), "Adaline" is an original story about a woman (Blake Lively) who magically or accidentally stops aging after a major car accident.  As the years pass she sees her friends and family get old and die as she continues to somehow enjoy immorality.  Can she truly continue "living" this way? The movie's trailer does a superb job of teasing how the film recreates a 100 years of our heroine's life thanks to some amazing costumes by Oscar winner Angus Straithe ("Moulin Rouge!"), a beautiful score by composer Rob Simonsen ("Foxcatcher," "The Spectacular Now") and some impressive cinematography by relative newcomer David Lanzenberg. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Hollywood mentors for tyro Aussie producer

25 March 2015 3:10 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Producer John Kassab, in character, on the set of Like Lambs.

Photographed by Johanna B Kelly, the film's Australian production designer.


Los Angeles-based Australian producer John Kassab is completing his first narrative feature, Like Lambs, with the help of some Hollywood tech wizards.

Visual effects maestro Douglas Trumble, sound designers Wylie Stateman, Richard King and Per Hallberg and editor Joe Hutshing (whose credits include Oliver Stone.s W. and Savages and Cameron Crowe.s upcoming Aloha) have mentored Kassab.

The feature debut of Us writer-director Ted Marcus, the film follows students at an elite boarding school who take a stand against government corruption and demand radical action when the over- leveraged Us economy implodes.

The cast includes Liam Aiken (Ned Rifle, The Killer Inside Me), Connor Paolo (Mystic River, Gossip Girl, Revenge), Justin Chon (Twilight, 21 and Over), Chanelle Peloso (TV.s Incredible Crew, Zapped) and Godfrey (Louie, Soul Plane, Zoolander »

- Don Groves

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John Travolta Stars In The First Trailer For ‘The Forger’

6 March 2015 10:42 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We last saw John Travolta on the big screen in Killing Season, and before that in the rather lackluster Oliver Stone movie Savages. In 2015, we’ll see him in a couple of movies, starting with The Forger, the trailer for which has just landed today over at Yahoo! Movies. The buzz around this movie isn’t particularly good, but as you all know we’re super Travolta fans here at Thn, so we’re always rooting for him.

Here’s some more info on the movie.

The world’s best art forger (John Travolta) makes a deal with a crime syndicate to get an early release from prison, but in return he must pull of an impossible heist – he must forge a painting by Claude Monet, steal the original from a museum and replace it with a replica so perfect that no one will notice. He enlists the help of »

- Paul Heath

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First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets in line as 'Snowden'

3 March 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Open Road Films has released the first image of Oliver Stone's upcoming biopic "Snowden" which features Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the infamous leaker Edward Snowden and, surprise, it's not what you'd expect. Much of Snowden's past has been skimmed over in public discussion.  People are aware he worked for the CIA for a time and eventually resigned before working for a Dell division contracted by the Nsa.  That's where he acquired most of the thousands of classified documents he eventually leaked to news agencies around the world.  What many don't know, however, is that earlier in his life Snowden joined the U.S. Army Reserve and underwent Special Forces training before, reportedly, breaking both legs during a training accident. His attempt to serve his country as a soldier is your first look at Gordon-Levitt as Snowden, which you can check out at the top of this post. Stone's first »

- Gregory Ellwood

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First Photos Of Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Oliver Stone's Snowden

3 March 2015 8:04 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Savages might have put a bit of a dent in Oliver Stone's ratings, but it's hard not to feel the buzz around his upcoming project, Snowden, which has just started shooting. To celebrate the start of proceedings, the film's marketing folk have released these two images of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a Us Army reserve by the name of Edward Snowden.Yes, Oliver Stone is getting political, gathering together Nicolas Cage, Zachary Quinto, Melissa Leo, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Shailene Woodley, Timothy Olyphant and Joely Richardson (as well as Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to create his based-on-truth drama about the infamous Nsa whistleblower. Stone bought up two prime sources for his film: Time Of The Octopus, a novel by Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, giving him access to the story of the whistleblower who reluctantly sought asylum in Russia and had to wait to see »

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Here's your first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden

3 March 2015 3:08 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Edward Snowden's career has been a fascinating one, evidenced by the worldwide notoriety and questions raised after he leaked classified information from the National Security Agency back in 2013. The time is ripe for a cinematic look on the man and the public is willing to dive in head-first, especially considering that the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature went to the Snowden film, Citizenfour. Naturally, Oliver Stone (Savages, JFK) seems like the perfect candidtate to »

- Sean Wist

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Blake Lively & Jason Clarke join Marc Forster's All I See Is You

27 February 2015 2:32 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Marc Forster has announced his next movie will be All I See Is You starring Savages and Green Lantern actress Blake Lively and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Jason Clarke. The World War Z and Quantum Of Solace director penned the script for the film with Ray Donovan and Shameless writer Sean Conway, and Sc International Pictures is producing the project in association with Wing And A Prayer Pictures, Link Entertainment and 2Dux2. Official synopsis for All I See Is You: »

- Jesse Giroux

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Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden biopic to open on Christmas Day

20 February 2015 4:46 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Snowden is set to release later this year.

Originally planned for 2016, the Oliver Stone-directed biopic has been moved up to Christmas Day (December 25, 2015) in the Us.

The movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, the ex-cia employee who leaked classified files to the media back in 2013.

Gordon-Levitt will be joined Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Rhys Ifans, Tom Wilkinson, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant.

Woodley is playing Snowden's girlfriend Lindsay Mills, a dancer who moved to Moscow to be with him.

Earlier this month, Clint Eastwood's son Scott was cast as a top Nsa agent whose life is forever changed by Snowden's actions.

Stone is also adapting the screenplay with Kieran Fitzgerald, from Luke Harding's The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man and Anatoly Kucherena's Time of the Octopus.

Stone's last film was the 2012 movie Savages, starring Taylor Kitsch, »

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Bow Down to the Man Responsible for Blake Lively’s Flawless Hair

18 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

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Some nights when I am alone, I’ll order seamless, read old messages from my ex and watch the entire first season of Gossip Girl drooling over how perfect Blake Lively is. I mean come on, she has the body, the sexiest bedroom eyes, and the Best golden locks that have ever graced this Earth!

Celebrity hairstylist Rod Ortega has been working with Blake since her days as a teenage tomboy sharing pants with her besties on the big screen. Since then, Rod has been responsible for some of her most to die for looks, including her show-stopping hair at the 2012 Los Angeles premiere for Savages. (She could show up to any red carpet in that exact same look for the rest of her career and everyone would still get their life in amazement.)

We chatted with Rod on how he pulls off Blake’s effortless looking hair, »

- Kameron Mack

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