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Anyone who buys a ticket to a film called “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” goes in fully expecting to cry. It’s sort of a given. The surprise, then, is the laughter: the near-constant stream of wise, insightful jokes that make it so easy to cozy up to characters dealing with a tough emotional situation. The story of a high school senior forced to befriend a classmate who has just diagnosed with leukemia, and the sincere, nonsexual connection that forms as a result (sorry, “The Fault in Our Stars,” but there’s no nookie here), this rousing adaptation of Jesse Andrews’ novel is destined not only to connect with young audiences in a big way, but to endure as a touchstone for its generation.
- Peter Debruge
Guillermo Del Toro jumps back into horror territory with his first feature film since his big-budget 2013 sci-fi "Pacific Rim." And the cast, including Jessica Chastain and "Only Lovers Left Alive" costars Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska (who shined in gothic pictures "Stoker" and "Jane Eyre") is delicious. Empire Magazine's 2015 movie preview has some intriguing new images (below) from the film, in which Wasikowska is seduced by Hiddleston's charming suitor, who brings her back to the ancestral home he shares with his jealous sister, played by Chastain. Malevolence ensues. Here's the official synopsis: "Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and »
- Ryan Lattanzio
2 items from 2015
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