Fall film preview: Oscar campaigning begins early
Is Hollywood now skipping Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas to go straight to awards season? The red carpet won’t roll out for the Academy Awards until Feb. 22 but Oscar campaigning began in earnest on Labor Day weekend at the Telluride Film Festival, followed by the Toronto Film Festivals. Studios make the trek to either the small Colorado mountain village or Canada’s largest city to ...
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Our Movie Critic's Weekend Selections
The Drop Tense, evocative neo-noir, expanded from a Dennis Lehane short story, with Tom Hardy as a Brooklyn barkeep and Noomi Rapace as the woman who walks into his life - and into a mess of trouble, when the bar is robbed by masked gunmen. With James Gandolfini, in his swansong role, and a pitbull pup that figures prominently. R
'God Help the Girl': Scottish musical, impossibly charming
Fans of Belle and Sebastian - the bookwormy Scottish pop band with the deft Dylan references and plucky anthems that practically smell of damp tweed - need no other incentive to see God Help the Girl than the news it exists: a movie musical written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, the group's mastermind.
Emily Browning - Emily Browning 'envious' of Pompeii co-stars
Emily Browning was ''envious'' of her co-stars' action scenes in 'Pompeii'. The 25-year-old actress, who shot to fame with a lead role in Zack Snyder's action blockbuster 'Sucker Punch', admits she struggled to watch leading men Kit Harington and Kiefer ...
Emily Browning Up For Catherine Hardwicke's Plush
Browning is circling the role of the psychically gifted girl, and unfortunately this doesn't sound like it will provide a great departure from the sullen-but-beautiful girls she's played before—especially because big-eyed, brooding girls is sort of ...
Emily Browning Eyed for Plush
Sucker Punch and Sleeping Beauty star Emily Browning is in talks to play a leading role in Plush, Variety reports. The film, from Twilight and Red Riding Hood director Catherine Hardwicke (who also co-wrote with Arty Nelson) is officially described as ...