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Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life

Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life
While Anton Yelchin might be best remembered for his role in the blockbuster Star Trek franchise, the young actor led a fascinating life before his tragic and untimely death on Sunday. Yelchin was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union, in 1989, roughly two years before the city became St. Petersburg, Russia, after the collapse of the U.S.S.R. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchinwere, were famous pair figure skaters who reached celebrity status in Russia as stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years. But despite their popularity and relative wealth, Irina and Viktor fled Russia to make a better life for their son.
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Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life

Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life
While Anton Yelchin might be best remembered for his role in the blockbuster Star Trek franchise, the young actor led a fascinating life before his tragic and untimely death on Sunday. Yelchin was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union, in 1989, roughly two years before the city became St. Petersburg, Russia, after the collapse of the U.S.S.R. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchinwere, were famous pair figure skaters who reached celebrity status in Russia as stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years. But despite their popularity and relative wealth, Irina and Viktor fled Russia to make a better life for their son.
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R.I.P. Anton Yelchin, Dead At 27

Charismatic young and still on the rise actor Anton Yelchin has died at the age of 27.

TMZ reports that the actor was killed early Sunday morning after getting pinned by his car. His publicist Jennifer Allen has confirmed he was killed in a "fatal traffic collision" according to the Associated Press.

The actor is best known for his role as Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films since 2009, but had built up a career in such films as "Terminator Salvation," "The Smurfs," "Only Lovers Left Alive," "Green Room," "Odd Thomas," "Like Crazy," "Charlie Bartlett," "Fierce People," "Alpha Dog," "Hearts in Atlantis ," "Along Came A Spider," and the "Fright Night" remake.

Yelchin, an only child, was born in Russia and the son of professional figure skaters who moved the family to the United States when Yelchin was a baby. Yelchin's family requests privacy at this time.
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Exclusive Interview with Griffin Dunne for ‘The Discoverers’

Griffin Dunne is back in a leading role again.

The actor was well known back in the 1980s with cult movie favorites like “An American Werewold in London,” “After Hours” and “Who’s That Girl” with Madonna.

Dunne returns to a leading role in the indie comedy “The Discoverers,” which also stars Madeleine Martin, Dreama Walker and Cara Buono.

The Justin Schwarz directed film is about a dysfunctional family who had to re-discover about themselves during a Lewis and Clark reenactment expedition.

In an exclusive phone interview with Latino-Review, Dunne talked about the film, his career for the past 30 years, re-enactments and the history tidbits of Lewis and Clark.

The Discoverers” is currently available on VOD. It also playing in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles.

Latino-Review: What’s it like to be back in a leading role again?

Griffin Dunne: Well, it’s better being an
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Kristen Stewart's 9 most critically acclaimed performances

Kristen Stewart's 9 most critically acclaimed performances
Tomorrow, April 9, is Kristen Stewart's twenty-third birthday! To celebrate, here's a look back at the nine most critically-acclaimed film roles the "Twilight" alum has had to-date and what the movie world had to say about each. Brace for loads of praise. See also: A look back at some celebrity praise Kristen Stewart has gotten over the years It was difficult to narrow the list down to just nine, too, since Stewart's now been in twenty-five (and counting) plus movies in the span of her thir ... Focus, The Big Shoe, Speak, The Runaways, In The Land Of Women, Twilight, On The Road, Panic Room, Into The Wild, Adventureland, The Cake Eaters, Welcome To The Rileys, Fierce People.
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Toronto Film Festival 2012: Walter Salles Working on New On The Road Cut

On the Road movie reedited for Toronto screening Based on Jack Kerouac's '50s novel, Walter Salles' Otr adaptation starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart (above photo) will be screened at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. We all knew that. What we didn't know is that Tiff 2012 will unveil a new cut of the film (via indieWIRE), which premiered last spring at the Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews. The 2hr20m drama has been downsized to approximately 125 minutes. That's an interesting development, as Otr has already been screened in several countries, with varying degrees of box-office success. [Check out the On the Road trailer. Check out Kristen Stewart On the Road poster; Garrett Hedlund On the Road poster.] Otr movie reedit hardly unique On the other hand, different cuts shown in different countries is hardly something new. Whether as a result of poor critical/box-office reception, (perceived) local sensibilities, and/or censorship, the movie you watch in, say, Canada isn't necessarily the exact same movie watched by someone in Singapore,
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Lionsgate Somehow Gets 'Boardwalk Empire' Star Paz De La Huerta Naked For 'Nurse 3D' Poster

Seriously, We're Shocked. Plus A Really, Really Boring Poster For 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' Paz De La Huerta is, it seems, a very good actress, with fine taste. The 26-year-old New Yorker has been acting for over a decade: she appeared as a child in "The Cider House Rules" and "The Object Of My Affection," and has since cropped up in "A Walk To Remember," "Fierce People" and "Choke," among others, while she had the lead in Gaspar Noe's "Enter The Void," and reached real exposure as Steve Buscemi's mistress Lucy in the Martin Scorsese-created HBO series "Boardwalk…
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Anton Yelchin To Star In Stephen Sommers' 'Odd Thomas'

Anton Yelchin To Star In Stephen Sommers' 'Odd Thomas'
It's been clear ever since his debut in the otherwise weak "Hearts in Atlantis" that Anton Yelchin was destined to be a pretty big star. Across films like "Alpha Dog," "Fierce People," "Charlie Bartlett" and the unjustly neglected TV series "Huff," Yelchin's blended nerdiness and charisma with ease, and he's moved into tentpole territory in recent years with the only performance with a pulse in "Terminator: Salvation," and as part of the ensemble in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek." The actor has got a busy 2011 ahead of him, with the indie "Like Crazy" proving to be the talk of Sundance,…
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[DVD Review] Fierce People

The notion that high society is just as uncivilized—if not more uncivilized—than the rest of society is nothing if not old news. Looking at characters who inhabit the highest of high class through a dark lens is a sub-genre in itself. Fierce People does this in the bluntest way possible by drawing comparisons between a fictional family whose patron is the seventh wealthiest man in the world and a wild, South American tribe indigenous to the rain forest.

Drawing these comparisons is Finn (Anton Yelchin), a 15-year-old kid whose absent father is an anthropologist studying among the fictional Iskanani tribe down in South America, and whose mother is a massage therapist (happy endings included) who is trying to kick a cocaine habit. Finn is the kind of 15-year-old who, instead of becoming some burnout, has become a self-taught, competent smart-ass and loves to show it. Of the handful
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DVD Playhouse--august 2010

DVD Playhouse—August 2010


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Black Orpheus (Criterion) Winner of the 1959 Best Foreign Film Oscar and that same year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes, Black Orpheus is a modern-day update of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice reset in 20th century Brazil during Carnival in Rio. Director Marcel Camus offers up a visual feast with some of the decade’s most ravishing color cinematography. A classic. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Archival interviews with Camus and actress Marpessa Dawn; Interviews with Brazilian cinema scholar Robert Stam, jazz historian Gary Giddins, and Brazilian author Ruy Castro; Documentary on the film; Trailer. Full screen. Dolby 1.0 mono.

The Last Song (Touchstone) Sentimental adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ (by Sparks and Jeff Van Wie) sentimental novel about a father and daughter attempting to repair their damaged relationship. Greg Kinnear, as the dad in question, comes off best, while tween sensation Miley Cyrus
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Kristen Stewart: Her look throughout the years

By Tracy Rosenfield Kristen Stewart was a tomboy as a kid. Even in her adult life, her dress outside of the limelite is jeans, a T, and perhaps some Chuck Taylors or Vans.

Her style rocks no matter what she wears. But, for this post, let’s take a look at Kristen’s promotional and red-carpet style, which is KStew fab.

Credit: Twifans, facebook/ lunanuevameyer, Twilightish

Though the date of this picture is unknown, we can safely assume KStew was under the age of 2. This, right here, is a star in the making.

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Do we see the start of Kristen’s career at this young age? This picture is before her 2002 breakout role in “Panic Room”, but look, she’s holding a mic!!

Credit: RadarOnline

Now we’re getting closer to the “Panic Room” age, where it all begins…but, we’re still a few years shy.
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Celebrity Biography: Kristen Stewart

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Kristen Stewart may be an international superstar thanks to her role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga, but she actually had critics and moviegoers singing her praises well before Twilight (2008) exploded into theaters. Born to John and Jules-Mann Stewart on April 9, 1990, Stewart kicked off her acting career at just eight years old, in a school play, and just a couple of years later, after brief appearances in The Thirteenth Year (1999), The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000), and The Safety of Objects (2001), she wowed audiences with a remarkable performance as Jodie Foster's diabetic daughter in the thriller Panic Room (2002). Stewart never looked back from there, mixing major studios films with indie projects, and amassing such credits as Cold Creek Manor (2003), Speak (2004), Catch that Kid (2004), Undertow (2004), Fierce People (2005), Zathura (2005), In the Land of Women (2007), The Messengers (2007), The Cake Eaters (2007), Into the Wild (2007), What Just Happened (2008), The Yellow Handkerchief (2008), and Jumper
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Kristen Stewart turns twenty, a look at twenty of her films

Today, the young woman whose propitious film repertoire has taken the world by storm, the one and only Kristen Stewart, turns twenty years old. ....

In both movies, a ... The Safety of Objects (2001) – IFC Films

Panic RoomColumbia Pictures

Cold Creek Manor – Buena Vista

Speak – Speak Film Inc.

Catch That Kid – Fox 2000

UndertowUnited Artists

Fierce People – Autonomous Films

Zathura: A Space AdventureColumbia Pictures

In The Land Of WomenWarner Bros. Pictures

The MessengersColumbia Pictures

The Cake EatersScreen Media Films

Into The Wild – Paramount Vantage

The Yellow Handkerchief – Samuel Goldwyn Films

What Just HappenedMagnolia Pictures

JumperTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

• Twilight – Summit Entertainment

Adventureland - Miramax

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) – Summit Entertainment

Welcome To The Rileys - Apparition

The Runaways (2010) - Apparition

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Sundance Review: 'Secrets of the Tribe'

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The title of the HBO Films documentary "Secrets of the Tribe" is a bit of a trick. The feature, premiering as part of Sundance's World Cinema Documentary Competition, is set against the backdrop of the popular field of Yanomami Indian studies, but that isn't the tribe in question. No, Jose Padilha's doc is actually focused on the intellectual tribe of anthropologists and academics who have built their careers and expanded their livelihoods by studying, exploiting and possibly even harming the Yanomami. Napoleon Chagnon, one of the doc's central figures, called his then-groundbreaking study "Yanomamo: The Fierce People," but as somebody who...
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Adventureland Stars Interviewed

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are two of the finest young actors in Hollywood. Eisenberg has appeared in Roger Dodger, The Emperor’s Club, Cursed, The Hunting Party and his break-out movie, The Squid and the Whale, a well-reviewed independent drama with Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels. Stewart, meanwhile, first rose to international prominence starring opposite Jodie Foster in Panic Room. She has since starred in Cold Creek Manor, Zathura, Fierce People, In the Land of Women, Into the Wild and the global smash Twilight, she is also set to reprise her role as Bella Swan in this year’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

In Adventureland Stewart stars as Em Lewin, the first girl to steal the heart of the film’s main protagonist, James Brennan, played by Eisenberg. They spark on screen and in real life, encouraging each other throughout the interview…

Q: What was it about Adventureland that appealed to you?
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Universal Charging Up Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein is one remake that Universal has been kicking around since the '90s with various names attached wielding (often wild) varied approaches. The Risky Biz Blog is reporting this morning that The Illusionist 's Neil Burger is the latest creative force to attach himself to the project for Universal and Imagine. He will co-write the film with Dirk Wittenborn ( Fierce People ). Brian Grazer and Sean Daniel are producing. We have heard the future of Universal's classic monster remakes are riding on the success of November's The Wolfman , like Creature from the Black Lagoon . Time will tell if this Bride is finally resurrected.
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Twilight and New Moon star Kristen Stewart: brains, beauty, and talent

Kristen Jaymes Stewart was but a newborn babe in arms on April 9, 1990. John and Jules Stewart brought her into the world on that day and bestowed her with that daring namesake. Eighteen years later, that very name would be one echoing from gleeful mouths across the globe - as she would make her way around to promote the world-renowned film she took the challenging lead in. Kristen Stewart’s advance to the metaphorical top has not been instantaneous, by a long shot, but her role in 2008’s Twilight would ring in not only her first year of adulthood, but also, it seems, a whole new professional lifestyle. Her start was ambitious, but Stewart’s beginnings in film were impressive, indeed. At eleven, Stewart took her first role in a film called The Safety Of Objects. Portraying Sam Jennings, that little lady stole the stage as an angst-ridden know-it-all that many eleven-year-olds find themselves to be.
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Anton Yelchin Exclusive Interview Terminator Salvation

While most only know Anton Yelchin from his excellent work in such films as “Alpha Dog”, “Charlie Bartlett”, and “Fierce People”, he’s about to gain a lot of new fans as he’s Pavel Chekov in director J.J. AbramsStar Trek”, and Kyle Reese in McG’s “Terminator Salvation”. It’s a good summer for this rising star. So [...]
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Happy Birthday to Twilight and New Moon movie star Kristen Stewart!

Kristen Jaymes Stewart, who is currently in the midst of filming The Twilight Saga: New Moon, is officially nineteen years old today (April 9th)! Including her current projects (The Twilight Saga: New Moon, K-11, and The Runaways), Stewart's youth has proved no obstacle to accomplishment as she boasts twenty-two films (and counting) on her resume already. Beginning back in 2001 with her role as Sam Jennings in The Safety of Objects, and up to her latest completed and newly released picture Adventureland, Kristen Stewart has seen the kind of success that most actors might only dream about. Kristen's curriculum vitae includes the following films (in order from oldest to newest): The Safety of Objects, Panic Room, Cold Creek Manor, Speak, Catch that Kid, Undertow, Fierce People, Zathura: A Space Adventure, In the Land of Women, The Messengers, The Cake Eaters, Into the Wild, Cutlass, The Yellow Handkerchief, What Just Happened,
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Making Waves: The Comic Angst of Anton Yelchin - Is he the next Matthew Broderick?

Funny. Mischievous. Charming. Three words to describe the young and talented Anton Yelchin. I first saw him in David Duchovny's The House of D (, where he plays Duchovny's young character, Tommy. His scenes were mostly with Robin Williams and while the film is anything but comedy, he managed to bring so much into his character. - - - - - - Says the young actor: Before we started the film and during rehearsals, I'd ask David (Duchovny) if he liked what I was doing, and he'd say yeah. What was in the script was what I did, and he liked it, so we never discussed how much of it should be based on David. What he told me was he delivered meat, he lived in New York in '73, and grew up in the Village. But what I liked was that David telling
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