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Surprising Celebs With Beauty Projects in the Works

Surprising Celebs With Beauty Projects in the Works
Being a celebrity is big business, and thanks to the beauty industry, it's only gotten bigger.  Hollywood stars like Rihanna, the owner of Fenty Beauty, Kylie Jenner, the selfie guru behind Kylie Cosmetics and Gabrielle Union with her hair-care line, Flawless by Gabrielle Union, are making major moves in the beauty industry with successful brands and innovative products. It's a relatively new phenomenon, as celebs are consciously moving away from collaborative efforts with big name cosmetics and hair companies and towards entrepreneurship. They want to call the shots. It's also understandable. The people that spend an hour plus in makeup and hair everyday certainly have a good grasp of what works...
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The Headhunter's Calling review – Gerard Butler redemption story never convinces

Butler plays a workaholic whose son’s cancer forces him to become a better man in this treacly drama

“Reach deep inside and feel that small part of you that’s predatory, or there’s the door,” says Dane Jensen, played with bluster by Gerard Butler early in The Headhunter’s Calling. Dane is a ruthless Chicago-based corporate headhunter, and he’s training a new kid on the job. In closing, he tells the newbie to watch and learn from Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. He should really be talking to the film’s writer, Bill Dubuque (The Judge). The Headhunter’s Calling, the directorial debut of producer Mark Williams (Flawless), boasts none of that classic’s verve.

It starts out like most financial thrillers do, with our egomaniacal hero telling us in voiceover that he peddles “the American dream”. Dane is presented as the type of workaholic who starts
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Feminist Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Breaks Down the Misogyny Dogging Hillary Clinton - Starting with 'She Doesn't Smile'

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Feminist Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Breaks Down the Misogyny Dogging Hillary Clinton - Starting with 'She Doesn't Smile'
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie cares deeply about American politics, not only because of the years she's spent here. "What happens in America, just by virtue of being really the most powerful country in the world, will in some ways affect other people who are not necessarily Americans," the Americanah author and 2008 MacArthur Grant recipient tells People. Adichie, who splits her time between the States and Nigeria, has been profoundly frustrated by the news coverage of the 2016 election. "It's sad reputable media houses have to say things like, 'We have to make sure that President Obama did not found Isis,
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Feminist Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Breaks Down the Misogyny Dogging Hillary Clinton - Starting with 'She Doesn't Smile'

  • PEOPLE.com
Feminist Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Breaks Down the Misogyny Dogging Hillary Clinton - Starting with 'She Doesn't Smile'
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie cares deeply about American politics, not only because of the years she's spent here. "What happens in America, just by virtue of being really the most powerful country in the world, will in some ways affect other people who are not necessarily Americans," the Americanah author and 2008 MacArthur Grant recipient tells People. Adichie, who splits her time between the States and Nigeria, has been profoundly frustrated by the news coverage of the 2016 election. "It's sad reputable media houses have to say things like, 'We have to make sure that President Obama did not found Isis,
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'The Odyssey' to close San Sebastian

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Biopic based on the life of Jacques Cousteau.

The 64th San Sebastian Festival (Sept 14-24) is to close with the world premiere of The Odyssey, a film based on the life of Jacques Cousteau, written and directed by Jérôme Salle.

The €35m film looks at the challenging relationship between the underwater exploration pioneer and his son Philippe. The screenplay is based on the books Mon père, le Commandant Jacques-Yves Cousteau, by Jean Michel Cousteau, and Capitaine de la Calypso, by Albert Falco.

Salle is perhaps best known for writing action romance The Tourist, starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, and directing both Cannes 2013 closer Zulu and César-nominated Anthony Zimmer, which starred Sophie Marceau.

The Odyssey stars Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney and Audrey Tautou in the parts of Cousteau, his son Philippe and his wife, respectively.

Wilson’s, known for performances in Xabier Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men and André Téchiné’s Rendez-vous, will make his
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Willem Dafoe Joins The Headhunter's Calling

Willem Dafoe Joins The Headhunter's Calling
It was announced just a few days ago that Gerard Butler is taking the lead in personal crisis drama The Headhunter’s Calling. He’ll be joined by Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina.Butler is starring as a ruthless, hard-charging corporate headhunter called Dane Jensen, who has been surging at the company he works for and is primed to snatch the top job. But then his 10-year-old son falls gravely ill and Jensen’s priorities take a major shift. Dafoe is playing Butler’s boss, the CEO who is planning to retire and hand the reigns to his driven employee. Molina, on the other hand, will be a family-focused engineer who is struggling through unemployment. Mark Williams, a producer on the likes of Flawless and Malice In Wonderland, is making his directorial debut with the film, written by The Judge’s Bill Dubuque and it’ll all start shooting later this month in Toronto.
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Gerard Butler is leading Mark Williams's directorial debut The Headhunter's Calling

Gerard Butler is leading Mark Williams's directorial debut The Headhunter's Calling
Gerard Butler is taking a break from action blockbusters to sign up for understated drama The Headhunter's Calling.

The 300 star will lead the directorial debut from Flawless and Malice In Wonderland producer Mark Williams, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The drama focuses on Butler's high-flying headhunter, who is forced to reconsider his work-life balance after his son is taken seriously ill.

Voltage Pictures will attempt to find a buyer for the film - which is written by The Judge's Bill Dubuque - at the Toronto Film Festival later this month.

Elsewhere, Butler is starring in Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen as a hard-as-nails Us agent.

London Has Fallen will hit cinemas in January 2016. Watch Butler talk about Olympus Has Fallen with Digital Spy below:
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Gerard Butler Finds The Headhunter's Calling

Gerard Butler Finds The Headhunter's Calling
Taking a break from his run of guns and gung-ho action thrillers and dramas, Gerard Butler is tackling something a little more low-key. He’s signed on to star in The Headhunter’s Calling. Though it sounds like another action-orientated concept, it’s actually the story of a ruthless, hard-charging corporate headhunter called Dane Jensen, who has been surging at the company he works for and is primed to snatch the top job. But then his young son falls gravely ill and Jensen’s priorities take a major shift.Mark Williams, a producer on the likes of Flawless and Malice In Wonderland, is making his directorial debut with the film, written by The Judge’s Bill Dubuque. Voltage Pictures is selling the rights to the film at the Toronto Film Festival and it’ll kick off shooting in the city later next month.Butler has just seen weatherpocalypse thriller Geostorm
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Moomins on the Riviera movie review: really old-fashioned adventure

The hand-drawn animation is serene and charming, but the story and characters are so unpleasantly retrograde that I found little enjoyment here. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Maybe it’s because I was not introduced to the beloved Moomins when I was a child. But I don’t see the attraction. Sure, Finnish cartoonist Tove Jansson’s family of hippo-like creatures are odd but gentle bohemians, which should theoretically appeal to me. Yes, the hand-drawn animation is more serene than the CGI onslaught that modern animation tends to be; it’s simple yet charming and reflects the colors and esthetics of the time when this story first appeared in British newspaper comic strips in 1955 (even though the original strips where in black-and-white, of course). But the story and characters are unpleasantly retrograde,
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Elsa and Fred | Review

Anything Elsa: Radford’s Remake Rough Around the Edges

English director Michael Radford, still best known for earlier works 1984 (1984) and the critical darling Il Postino (1994), arrives with his most notable effort since that Demi Moore diamond heist flick, Flawless (2007) with a remake of Argentinean director Marcos Carnevale’s 2005 film, Elsa & Fred. Featuring two iconic American stars in this rehashed material gains Radford a lot of leverage in what’s otherwise a rather feeble claptrap of mounting cliché, though it will indubitably find a strong herd of champions from older audience members hungry for mainstream-minded cinematic vehicles aimed at their sensibilities and starring familiar faces.

In tax-break friendly New Orleans, octogenarian Fred (Christopher Plummer) has recently lost his wife, and is aggravated this his daughter Lydia (Marcia Gay Harden) has taken it upon herself, and with the help of her smarmy husband (Chris Noth), to relocate him to a smaller apartment.
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what’s on iTunes, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, Netflix UK, BBC iPlayer (from Aug 04)

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Unknown Known: documentary interview with Bush-era insider Donald Rumsfeld is like a horror movie with a calm sociopath at its center [my review] [iTunes UK] The Last Days on Mars: the near-future space-geek atmosphere is very cool, but ultimately it’s just another xerox of Alien [iTunes UK] The Quiet Ones: there aren’t many outright scares here, and when they do come, they are curiously circumspect, but the old-fashioned Hammer Horror atmosphere is appealingly spooky [my review] [iTunes UK]

new to stream

Half of a Yellow Sun: oh what a lovely film! as romance and history, this is by turns funny and tragic, suspenseful and celebratory, and never less than solidly entertaining [my review] [iTunes UK]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Last Days on Mars: the near-future space-geek atmosphere is very cool,
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Ernest & Celestine review: bear and mouse are friends

Might be the most ridiculously cute movie I’ve ever seen, in a way that transforms adorableness into something honest and wise and deeply satisfying. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

This might be the most ridiculously cute movie I’ve ever seen. Not cute in a schmalty, sappy, insipid way, but in a way that transforms adorableness into something honest and wise and deeply satisfying, like how the best children’s picture books do. (Indeed, this is based on the series of books by Gabrielle Vincent.) An ineffable sweetness arises as if by accident from this simple story of a mouse, Celestine (the voice of Pauline Brunner), and a bear, Ernest (the voice of Lambert Wilson: Flawless), who overcome the “natural” animosity between their kind to
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"Game of Thrones" Recap: Release the Hounds

Big dogs of both human and fanged varieties played big parts in this week's episode. Let's jump right in!

We start the episode running through the woods at ground level - either I'm rewatching Evil Dead, or we're in one of Bran's kooky dreams again.

Sure enough, Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) - who can walk in his dreams, like the kid from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors - sees the Third Eye Blind Raven, and he tries to shoot it with Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) help. He misses. He hears Ned's voice, then some bratty kid who looks like a Muppet Baby version of Tate from American Horror Story shows up to tell him that he can't kill the raven because the raven is Him. Is this like that "one set of footprints" thing?

Hey - speaking of Brandon Stark, it's time to catch up on
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Casting Net: Matt Damon keen on joining George Clooney's 'Monuments Men.' Plus: Seth MacFarlane, Jason Clarke, Marcia Gay Harden

Casting Net: Matt Damon keen on joining George Clooney's 'Monuments Men.' Plus: Seth MacFarlane, Jason Clarke, Marcia Gay Harden
Together again! Matt Damon is in talks to sign up with The Monuments Men, George Clooney’s next directorial effort, based on the true story of a crew of art historians and museum curators who infiltrate into Nazi Germany during the end of World War II in the hopes of recovering priceless works of art before the Nazis obliterate them. Clooney, who penned the script with writing partner Grant Heslov, will also star in the film, alongside a pack of unknowns like Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and Bob Balaban (Moonrise Kingdom
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Synchronicity Entertainment Debuts With 3 New Horror Films on Slate

Synchronicity Entertainment Debuts With 3 New Horror Films on Slate
Synchronicity Entertainment is announcing its arrival in genre films with three horror films with impressive pedigree in Cooties, Due Process and Smiley on its debut slate. Cooties is to star Elijah Wood, Due Process will star John Cusack, and Smiley is already completed and on demand, and was reviewed here. Peruse the press release below!

Los Angeles, California (October 30, 2012) – Synchronicity Entertainment, the new genre film production and international sales label launched by Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel’s The Solution Entertainment Group has unveiled its debut slate of three new feature films including: the horror film Cooties from the co-creator of the Saw franchise and Insidious writer Leigh Whannell and Paranormal Activity 1 – 4 producer Steven Schneider; the thriller Due Process starring Golden Globe nominee John Cusack (High Fidelity); and the completed psychological thriller Smiley, it was announced today by Ruzanna Kegeyan, Synchronicity’s President of International Distribution.

Executive produced by
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Elijah Wood, Leigh Whannell, and Steven Schneider Want to Give You Cooties

Synchronicity Entertainment has unveiled its debut slate of three new feature films, which include horror project Cooties from writer Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) and producer Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity franchise) starring Elijah Wood.

From the Press Release:

Synchronicity Entertainment is the new genre film production and international sales label launched by Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel’s The Solution Entertainment Group. The other two features are the thriller Due Process, starring Golden Globe nominee John Cusack, and the completed psychological thriller Smiley.

Starring Elijah Wood (pictured above; Maniac, The Hobbit), Cooties is produced by top horror film producer Steven Schneider, who is behind the hugely successful Paranormal Activity franchise. Wood is also set to co-produce Cooties with partners Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller under his new horror film production company, The Woodshed, which recently announced the films Toad Road and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.

Cooties is
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Synchronicity Entertainment’s New Slate Includes Cooties, Due Process And Smiley

Synchronicity Entertainment, the new genre film production and international sales label launched by Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.s The Solution Entertainment Group has unveiled its debut slate of three new feature films including: the horror film Cooties from the co-creator of the Saw franchise and Insidious writer Leigh Whannell and Paranormal Activity 1 . 4 producer Steven Schneider; the thriller Due Process starring Golden Globe nominee John Cusack (High Fidelity); and the completed psychological thriller Smiley, it was announced today by Ruzanna Kegeyan, Synchronicity.s President of International Distribution.

Executive produced by The Solution who is arranging the financing for two of the new films, Synchronicity is handling the international distribution rights for the slate and will introduce the films to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.

Starring Elijah Wood, Cooties is produced by top horror film producer Steven Schneider, who is behind the hugely successful Paranormal Activity franchise including the latest installment,
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Blu-ray & DVD News: Arena

Rising star Kellan Lutz (Twilight series, Nightmare on Elm Street) and Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Pulp Fiction,1994) face off in the action-packed, visually stunning thrill ride Arena, available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 2nd courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

How do you make a fortune from the bloodlust of millions? One sadistically savvy businessman (Samuel L. Jackson) has created an empire with his brutal, fight-to-the-death gladiator website. His newest warrior is David Lord (Kellan Lutz), a kidnapped fireman, now imprisoned and forced to fight for his life. To buy his freedom, Lord agrees to do a series of lethal bouts. But as the body count escalates, and with his most challenging battle remaining, Lord unleashes a torrent of bloody carnage and reveals a secret that threatens to tear down the entire enterprise. Also featuring Daniel Dae Kim (TV’s “Lost”) and
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Michael Radford Signs On To Direct 'Castro's Daughter'

Michael Radford Signs On To Direct 'Castro's Daughter'
Michael Radford, best known for his work on the Italian-language hit "Il Postino" in the late '90s, has signed on to direct "Castro's Daughter." Though Radford has been chasing that success with middling results over the last 15 years--please see "Flawless" or "The Merchant Of Venice" for evidence--the pedigree behind his next effort shows promise with Bobby Moresco (Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Crash") and Cuban playwright Nilo Cruz (Pulitzer Prizer-winning author of "Anna in the Tropics") penning the script. 'Daughter' will tell the story of Alina Fernandez, Fidel Castro's daughter, who escaped Cuba as a Spanish tourist and went on to…
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Top Hollywood directors protest over home downloads

Film-makers say studios' plan to allow video-on-demand while movies still on release could close cinemas and increase piracy

More than 20 leading film-makers, including James Cameron, Peter Jackson and Robert Zemeckis, have written a protest letter to Hollywood studios over their decision to allow films to be downloaded into people's homes while they are still being screened in cinemas, rather than once they have completed their theatrical run, will take its toll on the box-office and film-making.

The directors say they are shocked that Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios and Warner Bros are to release some films on a premium video-on-demand (VOD) service 60 days after their cinema release. At the moment, cinemas generally have an exclusive run of around 120 days.

Although VOD and theatrical releases are already overlapping for some films, directors and producers are alarmed that four of the biggest studios are going down that route.

They
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