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Annabelle 2 Trailer


After the death of his daughter, doll maker Samuel Mullins had a crisis of self. Children have been his life and making toys to make them happy was something that offered him much joy. Twenty years later the doll maker decides to open up his home to Sister Charlotte and a group of orphaned children. He doesn't have much for them but it's more than they have at the moment and accept his generous offer.

One of the children he takes in is called Janice and she loves all the dolls in the house, they become her friends and sits down to a dolls tea party with them. One of the dolls is extremely large - almost the same size as Janice - and it seems that the doll takes just as much of an initial liking for Janice as she does for it. Knowing the dark history of the doll, Mullins can't keep the doll from associating with the child, even though Janice doesn't realise the immediate danger she's in.

Annabelle 2 is a standalone story but the second in the Annabelle franchise, the first of which was released in 2014 and directed by John R. Leonetti.

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Big Stone Gap - Trailer


In the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia lies a blue-collar coal-mining town called Big Stone Gap, full of hard-workers and morally upstanding citizens. Ave Maria Mulligan isn't getting any younger, but she's no qualms about living life as a spinster while working at the local pharmacy. She has plenty of friends and more than enough stability, but all that's about to change with the death of her mother. She discovers secrets she never knew about her family, including the truth about her Italian father who she's determined to travel to Europe to visit. Then out of nowhere her only love interest wants to marry her, but she's not sure if she's ready for that. This woman has enough on her plate to keep her busy, but she's really got to think about what she wants from her life now.

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A Month of Sundays Trailer


Frank Mollard is a real estate agent who lacks the rather crucial quality of enthusiasm when it comes to his work, so it's no surprise that he struggles to sell property despite the market being the best it's been in years. But he has enough problems in his personal life to contend with; he's struggling being alone after a heartbreaking divorce and he's desperately at odds with his teenage son. One day, however, a much needed source of comfort arrives in the form of a phone call. The woman on the end claims to be his mother, and she does sound remarkably like so - only his mother died a year ago so it couldn't possibly be true. It turns out to be a wrong number, but Frank still decides to visit the mistaken woman, Sarah, enamoured by her familiar voice and missing his mother now more than ever. He has dinner with her, even meeting her real son Damien, but she's bewildered by Frank's desire to continue seeing her. He knows his mother is gone, and this stranger is not in a position to replace her, but it's going to take some real soul-searching to let go of the women in his life.

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Anthony LaPaglia and Gia Carides - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the premiere of the new action movie 'Mad Max: Fury Road' which was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 7th May 2015

Anthony Lapaglia and Gia Carides
Anthony Lapaglia and Gia Carides
Anthony Lapaglia and Gia Carides
Anthony Lapaglia and Gia Carides
Anthony Lapaglia
Anthony Lapaglia

A Good Marriage Review


Very Good

Slick and haunting, this film delves into the things that hold a marriage together in a way only Stephen King would even begin to attempt. It's an involving, clever idea, never quite as deep as it seems to be, but elevated by sharply honest performances by the terrific Joan Allen and Anthony LaPaglia, with an additional bit of spice from Stephen Lang, playing far against type. Although in the end, it's hard to escape the fact that this is actually just a simplistic, nasty little thriller.

It centres on Darcy and Don (Allen and LaPaglia), a blissfully happy middle-aged couple with grown children (Kristen Connolly and Theo Stockman) who are on the verge of starting families of their own. Then Darcy makes a discovery in the garage that links Don to a series of serial murders terrorising New England. When Don realises that she knows, he says he'll stop the killing if she lets their life go back to normal. But how can it, when she's having terrified fever dreams every night? She can just about hold it together for their kids, but she keeps seeing opportunities to take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, a shady figure (Lang) seems to be following them.

Yes, King's screenplay is less interested in carrying on with a probing, blackly witty exploration of the stresses of long-term relationships than in making viewers squirm in their seats. And the film certainly does this thanks to another remarkably offhanded performance from Allen. While she sometimes seems a bit panicky and arch, there's real edge to her screen presence. And LaPaglia is superb as the likeable killer who should probably be stopped but is nice to have around the house. Intriguingly, the film doesn't end when we think it will, as the characters have a bit further to go on this grisly little journey.

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Anthony LaPaglia and Gia Carides - Celebrities attend 2014 G'DAY USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala to honor Australians Geoffrey Rush, Jacki Weaver and chef Curtis Stone at JW Marriot at LA Live. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014

Anthony Lapaglia and Gia Carides
Anthony Lapaglia and Gia Carides

Gia Carides and Anthony LaPaglia - 3rd AACTA International Awards At Sunset Marquis Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014

Gia Carides and Anthony Lapaglia
Gia Carides and Anthony Lapaglia
Gia Carides and Anthony Lapaglia
Gia Carides and Anthony Lapaglia

Anthony LaPaglia and Gia Carides - Premiere of 'Jack The Giant Slayer' at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 26th February 2013

Anthony Lapaglia and Gia Carides
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Anthony Lapaglia and Gia Carides

Jonathan LaPaglia; Ursula Brooks; Anthony LaPaglia; Gia Carides G'Day USA Black Tie Gala at the JW Marriot at LA Live - Arrivals Featuring: Jonathan LaPaglia, Ursula Brooks, Anthony LaPaglia, Gia Carides Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 12 Jan 2013

Jonathan Lapaglia, Ursula Brooks, Anthony Lapaglia and Gia Carides
Jonathan Lapaglia and Ursula Brooks
Jonathan Lapaglia and Ursula Brooks
Jonathan Lapaglia, Ursula Brooks, Anthony Lapaglia and Gia Carides
Jonathan Lapaglia and Ursula Brooks

Mental Review


Very Good

Even for a riotous Australian black comedy, this film packs in just a bit too much chaos. It's consistently smart and funny, with lively characters and especially witty dialog, but some of the sideroads never go anywhere. Still, there's so much terrific material in here that it's well worth a look for fans of the genre. And it's great to see Collette return home to reunite with her Muriel's Wedding director P.J. Hogan nearly 20 years after they launched their careers.

The story centres on suburban housewife Shirley (Gibney), who is obsessed with The Sound of Music and wishes her unruly family was more like the Von Trapps. But no, her husband (LaPaglia) is the town's philandering mayor, and their five daughters all think they're mentally ill. Then when Shirley herself ends up in a psych ward, Dad brings in the drifter Shaz (Collette) to watch the girls. She takes no prisoners, whipping them into shape while trying to give them some self-respect. She also shows them that the people society considers "normal" are probably crazier than they are. Meanwhile, eldest daughter Coral (Sullivan) gets a job at a shark exhibit run by a salty fisherman (Schreiber) who has a connection with Shaz.

Writer-director Hogan packs the film with rude references to The Sound of Music, from a pastiche pre-title sequence to Shaz's unconventional Maria-like approach to child-rearing (with heavy overtones of Mary Poppins). The film is colourful and sometimes too hyperactive, with Collette often going way over-the-top as the wildly unhinged Shaz, who also upends the life of their compulsive next-door neighbour (Fox). Much of this is simply too wacky for us to go along with, but other scenes are quietly insightful and very, very funny. Often at the same time.

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Django Unchained Alternative Trailer


German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz is on the hunt for a brutal gang of murderers, the Brittle brothers. His search leads him to the only person who has information on the group, Django, who is a slave living in the deep south of the States. Schultz crosses his path as he finds Django shackled to a group of other slaves who are all being taken to auction. Posing as a dentist, Schultz requests to buy him from his owners. On the owners' refusal, Schultz ruthlessly shoots them to death and takes the slave. The bounty hunter promises to free Django and take him to rescue his wife, Broomhilda, who has been enslaved by a Mississippi plantation owner on the dead or alive capture of the Brittle brothers. On their success, Schultz frees Django as promised but the pair decides to stick together as bounty hunters full time. Their search for Broomhilda leads him to the 'Candyland' plantation owner Calvin Candie who has trainer Ace Woody train slaves to fight each other for sport. The bounty hunters arouse suspicion from loyal house slave Stephen as they arrive to explore the property under a false guise and soon become under threat by a dangerous organisation who are determined not to let them escape with Broomhilda.

This western drama is directed by the award-winning director, writer and Quentin Tarantino ('Pulp Fiction', 'Kill Bill', 'Reservoir Dogs') and includes a star-studded cast. 'Django Unchained' is a thought provoking story set in the deep south of America two years before the Civil War. It was inspired by 60s western 'Django' along with its sequels and includes a cameo appearance from 'Django' star Franco Nero.</p><p>It is set for release on December 25th 2013 in the US and January 18th 2013 in the UK.

Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

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Django Unchained Trailer


German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz is on the hunt for a brutal gang of murderers, the Brittle brothers. His search leads him to the only person who has information on the group, Django, who is a slave living in the deep south of the States. Schultz crosses his path as he finds Django shackled to a group of other slaves who are all being taken to auction. Posing as a dentist, Schultz requests to buy him from his owners. On the owners' refusal, Schultz ruthlessly shoots them to death and takes the slave. The bounty hunter promises to free Django and take him to rescue his wife, Broomhilda, who has been enslaved by a Mississippi plantation owner on the dead or alive capture of the Brittle brothers. On their success, Schultz frees Django as promised but the pair decides to stick together as bounty hunters full time. Their search for Broomhilda leads him to the 'Candyland' plantation owner Calvin Candie who has trainer Ace Woody train slaves to fight each other for sport. The bounty hunters arouse suspicion from loyal house slave Stephen as they arrive to explore the property under a false guise and soon become under threat by a dangerous organisation who are determined not to let them escape with Broomhilda.

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Happy Hour Review


Good
Mike Bencivenga has probably seen Leaving Las Vegas a few too many times as well as read too much Bukowski.

And with a title like Happy Hour, I think you know what you have in store. If you like your tragicomedy steeped in whiskey, this is your movie.

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Paperback Romance Review


OK
Unlikely, implausible, and unilaterally bizarre, Paperback Romance gives us the story of a crippled romance novelist (Carides) who falls for a jeweler of questionable moral fiber (LaPaglia) and imagines frequent dalliances between them -- before they become real. Through in an A Fish Called Wanda-like bumbled investigation and Romance gets even stranger. Some will enjoy the film, others will just be really, really confused. I mean, I'd take the mega-pretty Carides with or without the leg brace -- who wouldn't?

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I'm With Lucy Review


Weak
Monica Potter gets dumped, then ends up on countless blind dates in the aftermath, which gives us the relationships all sliced up and out of order. Which guy will she end up with? The freaky baseball player or the kooky entemologist? Or someone else? Doubtless you'll care as little as I did, since Potter's character is too vapid to be worth keeping in the first place.
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Anthony LaPaglia Movies

Annabelle 2 Trailer

Annabelle 2 Trailer

After the death of his daughter, doll maker Samuel Mullins had a crisis of self....

Big Stone Gap Trailer

Big Stone Gap Trailer

In the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia lies a blue-collar coal-mining town called Big Stone Gap,...

A Month of Sundays Trailer

A Month of Sundays Trailer

Frank Mollard is a real estate agent who lacks the rather crucial quality of enthusiasm...

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A Good Marriage Movie Review

A Good Marriage Movie Review

Slick and haunting, this film delves into the things that hold a marriage together in...

Mental Movie Review

Mental Movie Review

Even for a riotous Australian black comedy, this film packs in just a bit too...

Django Unchained Alternative Trailer

Django Unchained Alternative Trailer

German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz is on the hunt for a brutal gang of...

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Django Unchained Trailer

Django Unchained Trailer

German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz is on the hunt for a brutal gang of...

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Movie Review

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Movie Review

Spectacular animation and a terrific voice cast go a long way to making this soaring...

The Architect Movie Review

The Architect Movie Review

Just what it is about architects that fascinates filmmakers so? Is it the metaphorical possibilities...

The House of Mirth Movie Review

The House of Mirth Movie Review

Draw near and bear witness to Gillian Anderson, a very successful television actress (The X...

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