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Like Benjamin Button, this drama plays around with the human lifespan, is slickly produced and feels far too serious for its own good. There's a sweeping romanticism to the premise, but it's ultimately so sentimental that it becomes rather corny. Fans of Nicholas Sparks-style movies will adore every golden-hued moment and yearning glance. More cynical viewers will enjoy the premise and performances, but will find the tidal wave of plot twists too yucky to bear.
In present-day San Francisco, Adaline (Blake Lively) is preparing to change identities as she does every decade or so. She's been 29 since a fateful accident in 1933 stopped her ageing process, due to a convergence of random factors at the time of a car crash, and she doesn't want to arouse suspicion. The only person who knows her secret is her daughter Flemming (Ellen Burstyn), who after all this time now introduces herself as Adaline's grandmother. Then the dashing Ellis (Michiel Huisman) tenaciously starts pursuing Adaline, and Flemming encourages her to stop running. So she decides to let herself live for a change, travelling with Ellis for a weekend to meet his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker). But fate has a few more surprises in store.
The story is told by an omniscient narrator (Hugh Ross) and camerawork that often stares down from a godlike point of view, as if Adaline has no say in her own story. And without a sense of humour or irony, it's tricky for a film audience to root for her. The story is engaging, and it's enjoyable to watch the events unfold, but the moment the plot loudly clanks into gear the film becomes difficult to like. Revelations and coincidences pile on top of each other in the story's final act, making everything both achingly emotional and suspiciously convenient.
Continue reading: The Age Of Adaline Review
Blake is back on our screens in ‘The Age of Adaline’, but her daughter James is what’s really keeping her busy.
She might be starring in The Age of Adaline on the big screen but Blake Lively’s most important role in recent months has been as a mother, to her five month old daughter James. The 27 year old actress has been speaking about the demands of motherhood as she promotes her new movie, comparing it to ‘living with a drug addict’ as you’re faced with the ‘constant unexpected’.
Blake is a new mom to daughter James with husband Ryan Reynolds.
In an interview with the LA Times Lively said, "Having a baby is just living in the constant unexpected. You never know when you're gonna get crapped on or when you're gonna get a big smile or when that smile immediately turns into hysterics. It might be like living with a drug addict.”
Continue reading: Blake Lively Describes Motherhood As "Like Living With A Drug Addict"
The star took on personas from unusual sources.
'The Age Of Adaline' is released in the US today and it sure looks to be a movie with many layers. Playing a woman who ceases to age and lives as a young woman throughout the 20th century can't be easy, but Blake Lively reveals she looked at unusual sources for inspiration.
Blake Lively embodies her 'Age Of Adaline' character
The 'Gossip Girl' star plays Adaline Bowman in the slightly mystical romantic drama, which sees her character rendered ageless following an accident. While the idea of immortality is seemingly appealing, the movie explores how it complicates her life; constantly faced with love affairs that must end and even a daughter who she must live to see pass away. For a young woman, she surprises all she meets over her long life with her sense of poise and wisdom, but where exactly did her character's personality come from?
Some dresses deserve to never be forgotten.
Tribeca Film Festival was once again a roaring success this week, with some incredible films on show and not to mention some seriously jaw-dropping sights on the red carpet. Blake Lively completely stole the show with her variety of style statements, but there was one dress in particular that caught our eye.
Blake Lively looked incredible at Tribeca Film Festival
If anyone is trend-setting at the 2015 New York event, it's 'The Age Of Adaline' star. She completely took everyone's breath away as she showed off a sensational red dress with a feathered skirt. The lace top half with its nude under-layer and flattering halter-neck clung to the actress' enviably slender frame; you wouldn't know just by looking at her that she had given birth to a daughter only four months previously.
Following a three-year break from acting to be a mother, Blake Lively has struggled to channel those feelings for her maternal role in 'The Age of Adaline'.
In 'The Age of Adaline', Blake Lively plays a young mother who remains permanently 29 after an accident, watching her daughter grow up and become a grandmother herself. This is Lively's first film in three years, after taking a break to marry Ryan Reynolds and give birth to their daughter James, now 4 months old.
Blake Lively in 'The Age of Adaline'
"After I wrapped 'Gossip Girl' I took about a year off because I was just tired." she says. "We worked 10 months a year, 16 to 18 hours a day. So I just wanted a break. I read a bunch of scripts and there were a few movies that I liked, but this is the first one that I thought, 'I can't not do this movie.' So I talked my way into it!"
Continue reading: 'The Age Of Adaline' Offers A New Challenge For Blake Lively
Blake Lively looks ultra chic in a heavily embellished dress with red heels and printed trench coat as she greets fans and photographers upon arriving outside the Apple store in SoHo, New York. She stops briefly for press photos before signing autographs and taking pictures with fans.
'The Age of Adaline' stars Blake Lively and Michiel Huisman were spotted on the red carpet of the film's New York premiere held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13. They were joined by director Lee Toland Krieger. Other arrivals at the premiere included model Melissa Bolona, The Deafening frontwoman Lena Hall and celebrity stylist June Ambrose.
Blake Lively appears at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 for the New York premiere of her new film 'The Age of Adaline' alongside co-star Michiel Huisman and director Lee Toland Krieger. The film is released on April 24th 2015.
Blake Lively has suggested her husband may have eyes for another woman - his 'Woman in Gold' co-star Helen Mirren! Lively jokingly suggested she should be "concerned" after spotting Reynolds mooning after Helen at a recent red carpet event.
Blake Lively jealous? Surely not! The 27-year-old actress has poked fun at her husband Ryan Reynolds, who certainly seems taken with his Woman in Gold co-star, Helen Mirren. Lively shared her mock concerns with fans on Instagram on Saturday (4th April).
Blake Lively has poked fun at her husband, Ryan Reynolds, in a recent Instagram post.
Ryan Reynolds shares first official photograph in which he appears in costume as Deadpool for the upcoming movie of the same name.
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first official photograph of Deadpool, the upcoming film in which he stars as conflicted anti-hero Wade Wilson A.K.A. Deadpool. Deadpool is notorious for his warped sense of humour and the official photograph is certainly unusual. Reynolds shared the photograph with fans on Twitter on Friday (27th March).
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first official photograph of Deadpool.
In 1908, a young girl was born. She was not extraordinary, and lived a simple existence. Then one day, everything changed forever. In 1935, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) was caught up in a horrifying car crash, yet she emerged unharmed. It would be years before she knew that anything was wrong with her, however. Over the course of nearly eight decades, she does not appear to age a day, leading to her becoming detached and solitary existence. Every so often, she begins a relationship with someone, and after going to meet the parents of her boyfriend, Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman), she discovers that his father (Harrison Ford) and she were in a relationship many years before, leading to a new set of problems facing her otherwise extraordinary life.
Continue: Age Of Adaline - International Trailer
The 38-year-old actor recently gushed about how "great" his personal life is after the birth of his and Blake Lively's daughter.
Ryan Reynolds and his actress wife Blake Lively, who tied the knot in September 2012, welcomed their first child into the world over the Christmas holidays, and it seems the 38-year-old actor is adjusting to fatherhood quite well.
Reynolds and Lively welcomed their first child over the Christmas holidays
While talking with People magazine at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Reynolds couldn't help but gush about his family life is after the birth of his daughter. "I gotta jump in and do all those sorts of things," he said.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Opens Up About Fatherhood: "I've Even Tried Breastfeeding"
The Hollywood couple are now first-time parents to a baby girl.
One day after news broke that Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds, who tied the knot in September 2012, reportedly welcomed their first child together over the Christmas holidays, the baby's gender is revealed. It's a girl!
Lively and Reynolds are now parents to a baby daughter
Shortly after the arrival of the Hollywood couple's first child became public knowledge, a random now-deleted tweet started circulating the internet that claimed Lively and Reynolds named their daughter Violet.
The notoriously private couple reportedly welcomed their firstborn just before the new year.
Blake Lively is Hollywood's newest mother! The 27-year-old actress and her husband Ryan Reynolds, who tied the knot in September 2012, have reportedly welcomed their first child together over the Christmas holidays.
Lively and Reynolds have reportedly welcomed their first child together
The famously private couple have ye to publically announce the arrival of their firstborn, but New York Post' Page Six reports that Lively gave birth just before the new year close to their home in Bedford, NY.
Continue reading: Blake Lively Gives Birth To First Child With Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively is pregnant! The former 'Gossip Girl' actress announced she was expecting her first child with actor Ryan Reynolds on her recently launched Preserve website.
The 26 year-old actress is definitely ready to become a mother!
Immediately Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who tied the knot in September 2012, have always been extremely private about their relationship, but in recent times the 26 year-old actress decided to lift the lid on their intimate romance, and we now find out that she is ready for motherhood.
Lively & Reynolds tied the knot in September 2012
Lively, who recently launched her own lifestyle website called 'Preserve,' opened up more than ever in a new interview with Marie Claire magazine, covering her new business venture and what marriage life is like to one of Hollywood's most desirable men.
The 26 year-old actress also recalled how her wedding dress got burned.
Blake Lively is still head over heels for Ryan Reynolds.
The 26 year-old actress, who married the Hollywood hunk in September 2012, is usually very private when it comes to her personal life, but she seems to have had a change of heart.
While covering the 2014 August issue of Vogue, Lively speaks in great detail of affection for Reynolds, her wedding day and the nightmare that nearly ruined it all.
Blake Lively hasn't been in many films or television series but she's still omnipresent in the entertainment world. She's appeared on this month's Vogue US cover, here are 10 things you need to know about the interview.
Blake Lively is a wife to heartthrob Ryan Reynolds, the idol of many of Gossip Girl obsessed teenage (and older) girl, and a future internet entrepreneur. She's certainly got a lot going for her but we know very little about the 26-year-old actress. So here's what we've learned from her interview with Vogue, the August cover of which she is currently gracing.
Blake Lively at the Premiere of Mr. Turner at the Cannes Film Festival.
Continue reading: 10 Things To Know About Blake Lively's 'Vogue' Cover Interview
The 26 year-old actress is the latest celebrity to join a long list of famous faces who have crossed over into the lifestyle brand business...but will her product be any different?
Blake Lively is the latest high-profile celebrity to join the lifestyle-brand business.
The Hollywood actress has finally released a name for her forthcoming website, and fans can expect it to launch later this month.
Although details on the upcoming project are still fairly scare, sources have confirmed to E!News that it will be called 'Preserve.'
According to sources, Beyonce parted with a hefty sum of money for her pet charity.
Any and all elevator-related incidents from last month were forgotten at Tuesday night’s Chime for Change anniversary event, held by Gucci director Creative Director Frida Giannini and T Magazine editor-in-chief Deborah Needleman at Gucci Fifth Avenue in New York City, which Beyonce and Solange Knowles attended together. The sisters rocked complementary outfits, with Bey opting for a white halter jumpsuit and Solange sporting white trousers and a bright orange shirt. Very 90s, we approve.
Beyonce [l] and founder Frida Giannini at Chime for Change.
More importantly, Bey reportedly donated a substantial amount of money toward the good cause. "At the Gucci Chime for Change event in NYC, Beyoncé just announced a personal donation of $500,000 to the charity," Women's Wear Daily tweeted. We’re calling that Reason #432556 to like Beyonce.
Last week we were oohing and aahing over the breathtaking display of dresses on show at the Cannes Film Festival. This week, nothing's changed, if anything we’re even more envious of the fabulous fashions coming out of the annual film festival. As the festivities continue, Blake Lively is still our red carpet queen but competition has just gotten stiffer, with Suki Waterhouse, Julianne Moore and even Cheryl Cole showcasing some spectacular gowns as Cannes continues for another week.
Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds, both wearing Gucci
Let’s start with Blake Lively again, we’ve said it before, we might as well just crown Blake as our red carpet queen for 2014 now. On Friday Blake owned the red carpet again, this time in a stunning monochrome Gucci Premiere gown for the premiere of husband Ryan Reynold’s The Captive. As dreamy as Ryan was in his Gucci tux and white bow tie, it was hard for us to take our eyes off Blake, who, once again, looked every inch the vintage Hollywood starlet.
Ryan Reynolds was booed at the Cannes Film Festival for his movie 'The Captive'
Ryan Reynolds was booed at the Cannes Film Festival this week for his latest movie The Captive - an abduction thriller dubbed "ludicrous" by industry mag Variety. In fact, the hostility to Atom Egoyan's movie was so intense that Reynolds was a no-show for the film's afterparty, according to Us Weekly.
Ryan Reynolds [L] In 'The Captive', Which Screened At Cannes Film Festival
"The director renders an already bogus story more preposterous by lathering it in portentous solemnity," said the Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Booed At Cannes For "Ludicrous" Abduction Thriller
The Cannes Film Festival is always a fashionista's dream, but so far the gowns on show this year have been more breathtaking than ever.
You can always count on the Cannes Film Festival to have one of the year’s most glamorous red carpets, but this time around the stars just might have outdone themselves. We’re only a few days into the festivities and we’ve already been treated to a dazzling array of gowns to lust after. From Blake Lively to Kendall Jenner, here’s our best of the Cannes fashion so far.
Blake Lively's stunning Chanel Couture
It might seem too early in the race to declare a winner, but Blake Lively could be this year’s best dressed actress. We’d only just stopped dreaming about her breathtaking Met Ball gown when she arrived at the Grace of Monaco premiere in another dazzling Gucci creation. The two tone red chiffon dress boasted a form fitting bodice and a thigh high slit, while Blake wore her hair pulled back and kept the make-up minimal.
After Leighton and Adam heres 10 other couple's who's weddings have taken us by surprise.
We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over the weekend, but this isn't the first time a celebrity couple have pulled a fast one on us. Here's 10 other celebrity weddings that we didn't see coming.
A Canadian actress, Genevieve Sabourin, has been jailed for stalking Alec Baldwin. Baldwin is not the only celebrity to have been plagued by an overly ardent fan.
Alec Baldwin's stalker, Genevieve Sabourin, was sentenced to six months in jail yesterday (14th November).
Alec Baldwin's stalker has been jailed for six months.
Sabourin claims to have had a sexual encounter with Baldwin in 2010, something Baldwin denies. Two years later, she proceeded to ring and email Baldwin. She was finally arrested in April 2012 when she turned up at Baldwin's Manhattan apartment. Baldwin's then-fiancé, now wife, Hilaria asked their doorman to contact the police.
Continue reading: Alec Baldwin's Genevieve Sabourin & Other Celebrity Stalkers
The First Lady was joined by Harvey Weinstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Blake Lively and other Hollywood mainstays in the chat
First Lady Michelle Obama presented a filmmakers workshop at the White House on Friday, 8 November, to promote careers in the entertainment industry to a group of high school students. Obama enlisted the help of Harvey Weinstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Coogler, Bruce Cohen, Blake Lively and a myriad of other Hollywood stars as part of an a-list forum aimed at encouraging kids to look towards the film and TV industry as a possible career path.
The all-star panel capped off a day of activities for high schools students gathered from Boston, Washington, D.C. and New York meeting in the capital. The First Lady aims to promote careers in the entertainment industry outside of acting and directing, as well as hopefully inspiring a generation of future Oscar winners.
"It just doesn’t take technical knowledge to succeed in the movie business. It is not just about being the best actor, or creating the best special effects,” the First Lady said (via The Warp). “It is about having grit.”
Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli was apparently brought to tears by a picture of her ex-boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio with actress Blake Lively only months after the couple split up. The model first met 'Django Unchained' star at a Las Vegas party hosted by U2, and went on to date each other for six years before separating in May, 2011. She admitted that she was shocked to discover that he had moved on so quickly with Lively.
In an interview with Israeli newspaper 'Yedioth Ahronoth', Refaeli explained her reaction to seeing the picture, saying: "I suddenly choked up and I started crying uncontrollably. No one knows that I went back to my room and broke down in bitter tears. I couldn't stop crying." She never cried over him again, however, as she stated: "It was like I was cleansed. From that day, I haven't cried since."
Nobody really knows what to expect from Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'
George Clooney's new movie Gravity, about two astronauts stranded in space, will open the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival on August 28, 2013. The 3D movie by acclaimed director Alfonso Cuaron, will hit theaters in the U.S. on October 4, 2013 and is already drumming up anticipation thanks largely to an intriguing teaser trailer.
"It is a very odd film, really," Clooney told USA Today in 2011, the year before Gravity was originally set to be released. "Two people in space. No monsters. It's more like 2001 (A Space Odyssey) than an action film." It's been a long road to get the movie to screen, with Robert Downey Jr originally pencilled in for the male lead before dropping out of the project and opening the door for Clooney.
Producers originally settled on Sandra Bullock for the female lead after reportedly testing French actress Marion Cotillard and mulling over the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively. Natalie Portman was apparently offered the role without a screen test following her Oscar winning performance in Black Swan, though passed on the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Continue reading: George Clooney's 'Odd Film' 'Gravity' To Open Venice Film Festival
Leonardo DiCaprio has explained why he fails to hold down serious relationships.
Leonardo Dicaprio has been linked to shall we say 'several' of the world's most beautiful woman. Let's just leave it that. However, the 38-year-old has been unable to hold down a serious relationship for years: why?
The 'Wolf of Wall Street' actor has reportedly dated Bar Refaeli, Erin Heatherton, Blake Lively, Aferdita Dreshaj and Margot Robbie, though he tells the May issue of Esquire that working hard and maintaining a relationship is simply not an easy thing to balance. "Six months of being on location or being off in Morocco or someplace like that is not the best thing for a relationship," he explained.
It's not difficult to take what DiCaprio is saying as the truth. He's easily one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood and since 2006 has starred in Blood Diamond, Body of Lies, Revolutionary Road, Shutter Island, Inception, J. Edgar, Django Unchained and new movies The Great Gatsby and The Wolf of Wall Street. Despite all that effort, Leonardo still regards himself as being incredibly fortunate to be in the position he's in. "I always thought of myself as the underdog, because I didn't have nice enough clothes or maybe my hair didn't look good" he explained, adding, "And so you have to understand-getting your foot in the door is like winning the lottery. It's literally like winning the lottery if you get to have a career [In Hollywood]."
Continue reading: Leonardo DiCaprio Blames Hollywood For His Bevy Of Beauties
There must have been something in the air this year because we literally had too many celebrity weddings to choose from for this list (sorry Alec Baldwin, you can stop reading now, you got bumped), and it was a tough job whittling it down to 10. So, who DID make the grade in our run-down 2012’s best nuptials?
What was the highlight of actress Amber Tamblyn and actor David Cross’ wedding? Well, sadly, even Tamblyn’s stunning gown couldn’t upstage the antics of their unofficial photographer, Questlove. The happy snapper not only DJ’d at the wedding, but also decided to take a number of pics of the happy couple and stick them on his Instagram account. The Roots drummer revealed pretty much everything from the bride’s arrival, to the cutting of the cake, using the hashtag #weddinginthewoods. So, Amber and David – you just about made the grade, but you have your crazy DJ to thank for it.
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