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"I can finally let you all in on the mega surprise," said Fanning. "I am officially a #lorealista !!!!!
"Thank you @lorealmakeup for welcoming me into your Empowering and Fabulous family!!!
"I am beyond proud to represent a company that celebrates Women!!! Because We Are All #Worthit”..."
Fanning is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning. In 2011, Elle starred in her breakout role as 'Alice Dainard' in the feature "Super 8", for which she received a 'Spotlight Award' at the 'Hollywood Film Festival'.
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- Michael Stevens
Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. John Carpenter's Christine (1983) is showing May 4 - June 3 and Starman (1984) is showing May 5 - June 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom.ChristineWas it too dark? Too bleak? Too gory? Did it have the misfortune of opening when American moviegoers were flocking to E.T.? Either way, when John Carpenter's The Thing landed in the summer of 1982, with an apocalyptic cliffhanger and the most surreally grotesque, tactile, gooey monster effects you never realized could be put on film, it fizzled. "It was hated," Carpenter later recalled at a screening in Los Angeles. "Hated by fans. I lost a job. People hated me. They thought I was this horrible, violent—" He trailed off and joked, "And I was." The audience laughed, because by now The Thing's exalted place in movie geek culture is secure: an exquisitely paranoid horror classic and arguably the crown »
“Remember when we used to play in the woods together? I got lost that one summer. When I turned around, you were gone,” Theresa (Kirsten Dunst) recalls in the newly released trailer for “Woodshock.” We don’t know who Theresa is talking to, if anyone — that seems to be the entire point of this largely atmospheric, moody clip.
Written and directed by newcomers Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy, “Woodshock” looks like it was filmed on a Super 8 camera. Its hazy cinematography is reminiscent of home movies or half-forgotten memories. This makes sense, as the film follows Theresa as she self-medicates with a cannabinoid drug to cope with intense grief. Since the trailer is from Theresa’s perspective, we’re not sure if any the action is real, hallucinated, remembered, or all of the above.
Next, you can catch Dunst in Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” out June 23. The drama sees Dunst playing a teacher at a Confederate girls school that’s turned upside down when a wounded Union soldier (Colin Farrell) arrives to convalesce. The film also stars Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning.
“Woodshock” hits theaters September 15. Check out the new trailer and poster below.
Trailer Watch: Kirsten Dunst Loses Touch with Reality in “Woodshock” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
It’s fair to say that J.J. Abrams, more than most, makes massive movies. His “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the biggest domestic hit of all time, and of the five films he’s made to date, the two smallest in scope and scale were a “Mission: Impossible” sequel and “Super 8,” an autobiographical movie about a giant monster. Love him or hate him, Abrams makes the kind of spectacle that draws audiences into movie theaters these days.
Continue reading J.J. Abrams Says ‘There Is A Theater Chain I’m Convinced Hates Movies,’ Says End Of Theatrical Window Is ‘Inevitable’ at The Playlist. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Aside from her Victoria's Secret work, Balfe has represented many top European fashion brands including...
...Dries van Noten, Calvin Klein and Chanel.
Balfe's fashion magazine covers include "Vogue", "Harper's Bazaar" and "Elle".
In the series, Claire is an Irish, married World War II nurse visiting Scotland, who finds herself somehow transported from 1945 back to 1743.
There she finds adventure, war and romance with the dashing »
- Michael Stevens
F. Gary Gray was 16 when he decided he wanted to become a filmmaker. Always a compulsive planner, he drew up a step-by-step plan to break his way into the film business, and prepared himself to spend years in the trenches manning cameras, getting coffee on set, working as a driver. By his initial set of benchmarks, he hoped to be ready to direct his first feature by the time he turned 45.
As it turned out, that schedule was more than two decades off. Gray is now 47, and preparing to release his ninth feature later this month, nearly a quarter century after accepting his breakthrough directing gig, for Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day” video. The most expensive film of his career, “The Fate of the Furious” was shot across three different countries, from New York and Atlanta in the U.S. to Iceland and Cuba. It’s a long way, »
- Andrew Barker
"I didn't stay quiet, I don't think," Dakota Fanning considers, before deadpanning far more certainly, "I don't think I've ever stayed quiet in my entire life." I've just asked Fanning, 23, if she went method for her latest film, the grueling Western drama, Brimstone. Not that it's particularly easy to picture the actress being the type of nightmare that mails her co-stars used condoms or refuses to break character while texting or whatever staying in character might inspire here, with Fanning playing an old-timey prostitute on the run from retribution. (Stabbing Guy Pearce because he took the last bag of Doritos at craft services?) More so, the question was whether the challenge of playing mute (her character's tongue is cut out as a result of a series of truly unfortunate events that play out in the film—out now) necessitated that Fanning remain silent on set. "Oh, no! No way!" she exclaims, letting out a high-pitched »
Straight Outta Compton star O’Shea Jackson Jr. is in negotiations to join Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, reports Variety. The movie is already jam-packed with genre vets, including “Stranger Things” stand-out Millie Bobby Brown, along with the awesome Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”, Super 8) and Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, “Bates Motel”). Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus helmer Michael […] »
- Brad Miska
Author: Matt Rodgers
It feels strange to herald Hailee Steinfeld as a fresh cinematic supernova, considering her Oscar nominated turn as True Grit’s Mattie Ross was as far back as 2010. Since then she has carved out a wonderful niche as a supporting actress, often stealing the films from under the nose of the likes of Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect 2), whilst also sustaining what the kids tell me is a pretty good pop career.
Last year she stepped up to leading lady status with The Edge of Seventeen. It’s the kind of film that should have found a bigger audience, threatening a re-think of most people’s top ten of the year lists. One of those coming-of-age parables that truly reflects what it was/is like to be young, and as the sardonic Nadine, Steinfeld runs the full gamut of emotions; comedic to sympathetic, and always utterly watchable. »
- Matt Rodgers
Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams are collaborating once again. The two are set on partner on an adaptation of Melissa Fleming’s book “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival,” reports TheWrap. Paramount Pictures and Spielberg’s Amblin Partners have secured the rights to the book, though the film doesn’t have a writer or director attached yet.
Here’s a synopsis of “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea,” which follows the true account of Doaa Al Zamel, a Syrian who survived being shipwrecked while fleeing to Sweden from Egypt: “Adrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight ― just debris from the ship’s wreckage and floating corpses all around ― nineteen-year-old Doaa Al Zamel floats with a small inflatable water ring ar »
- Michael Nordine
She's taken on paranormal forces in The Conjuring and faced an unstable son in Bates Motel, but Vera Farmiga will soon encounter a huge threat (both literally and figuratively) on the big screen, as the acclaimed actress has joined the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
The news of Farmiga's casting comes from THR, who report that the actress will play the mother of Millie Bobby Brown's (Stranger Things) character in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the upcoming sequel to Godzilla that will be directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat and Krampus) from a screenplay he is writing with Zach Shields.
In addition to Brown, Farmiga joins Kyle Chandler (Super 8, Manchester By the Sea, Friday Night Lights TV series) in the sequel, with Chandler recently being announced to play Brown's father in the film, and THR has now revealed that he will play a scientist who is the film's "hero. »
- Derek Anderson
27 February 2017 1:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is now a family affair.
Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is directing from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The Legendary and Warner Bros. feature is the follow-up to Gareth Edwards' 2014 reboot, which earned $529.1 million worldwide.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is slated for release »
- Borys Kit,Mia Galuppo
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Forget the Cloverfield connection. The actors who were in this film didn’t even know what the title was until moments before the first trailer dropped. Producer J.J. Abrams used that branding as part of the wrapping for its promotional mystery box, but the movie stands perfectly alone from 2008’s found-footage monster picture. Hell, 10 Cloverfield Lane perhaps doesn’t even take place within the same »
- The Film Stage
Oscar Wilde Awards honoree Martin Short, known for his zingers and stinging observations, was asked if anyone in the current presidential administration is ripe for satire. “Everyone is ripe for satire,” he says, “particularly in this administration. But it’s hard to satirize, hard to go broader than what we have seen.”
Asked if his talk-show character Jiminy Glick would have anything to say about the current Trump administration, Short demurs. “I’m not going there.”
Short feels a connection to the Wilde Awards. “My mother was half-Irish, my father was 100%,” he offers. Short, who has credits going back to 1972, says his father introduced him to film. They watched Ireland-set films such as “The Quiet Man” and “Shake Hands With the Devil.”
And while fans admire his wit, the performer freely admits, “I don’t know that if I could compare to Oscar Wilde.”
The comic actor is one of »
- Will Thorne
Baby makes four kids for Jake McLaughlin!
The Quantico star and his wife Stephanie have welcomed their fourth child — and third daughter — on Monday, Feb. 20, his rep confirms to People.
“Congrats Jake and Stephanie Mclaughlin for the new addition to your family..Freya is beautiful,” McLaughlin’s on-screen love interest Priyanka Chopra wrote Thursday on Twitter.
Congrats Jake and Stephanie Mclaughlin for the new addition to your family..Freya is beautiful. Welcome baby girl. #rowen #reagan #logan pic.twitter.com/kxbYXrV9gj
— Priyanka (@priyankachopra) February 23, 2017
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- Jen Juneau
Variety reports that Chandler is set to play the father of Millie Bobby Brown's character in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the upcoming sequel to Gareth Edward's 2014 film, Godzilla.
No other character details are known at this time. Back in January, Brown (who plays Eleven in Stranger Things) was the first cast member announced for the Godzilla sequel that will be directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat and Krampus) from a screenplay he is writing with Zach Shields.
A Legendary film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is slated for a March 22nd, 2019 release from Warner Bros. The Godzilla sequel and the upcoming King Kong movie, Kong: Skull Island, share the same cinematic universe, and the two monsters are »
- Derek Anderson
Witness the tense legal thriller The Whole Truth when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD January 17 from Lionsgate. Keanu Reeves stars as a defense attorney trying to clear a teen in the brutal stabbing of his father. Rounding out the acclaimed cast are Renée Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gabriel Basso, and Jim Belushi. The Whole Truth Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98 respectively.
Now you can own the The Whole Truth Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment below and answer the following question: what is your favorite movie starring Keanu Reeves? (mine is The River’S Edge)
It’s so easy! Good Luck!
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- Tom Stockman
When Kyle Chandler was preparing for his role in Kenneth Lonergan’s eagerly awaited new drama, Manchester by the Sea, he admits that the prospect of nailing his character’s distinctive accent was troubling him.
“I think I almost said ‘no’ just because of the Boston accent. I might have even asked Kenny, ‘can I keep my Texas accent? Does that work? Maybe my character went away and came back!’” he laughs. “But we had a wonderful dialect coach, and that all worked out. I think I did a pretty good job, and she kept a whip over me.”
Kyle spent many of his childhood years in Georgia and now lives in Texas with his wife and family, and his natural voice has that distinctive southern drawl. But he certainly did more than a “pretty good job” playing Joe. »
- Gary Collinson
Nearly 20 years ago, Coca-Cola unveiled its Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award as part of the company’s commitment to education and the arts. The competition tapped various film schools and their brightest students to submit entries of original scripts and storyboards, with 10 finalists ultimately receiving $7,500 to produce a 50-second film that was shown at theaters around the country.
Previous winners include Kyle Newman, who directed “Fanboys” and is currently working on the animated feature “Gnomes!,” along with Josh Greenbaum, who is currently working on a new rom-com starring Elizabeth Banks. Not bad company.
The program has evolved over the years, and is returning full force as a brand-new initiative backed by both Coca-Cola and Regal Cinemas, now called the Coca-Cola and Regal Films program. Aided by the addition of Regal as a partner, the new program provides even greater opportunities for student filmmakers to access the entertainment industry and receive national exposure. »
- Indiewire Staff
Over the past handful of years, J.J. Abrams has made it clear that he is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. He may not always make perfect movies, but he has proven that he can tap into what the public really wants to see and has had a lot of success rebooting and reviving beloved properties. He could easily make that his business for the rest of his days, but after the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he has decided that he is done with sequels and reboots.
The director spoke with People after the Golden Globes recently, since he was there for his role as a producer on HBO's Westworld. During the chat, J.J. Abrams revealed that he is very grateful for the opportunities he has been afforded, but that he really wants to turn his attention to original ideas in the future. Here »
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