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The Beguiled Trailer


John McBurney is a Union soldier who is found injured in the grounds of a Mississippi Confederate all-girls boarding school in 1863. The girls and their headmistress Miss Farnsworth take him inside to care for him, locking him in a room to keep him separated from the girls, but during his stay he manages to charm the likes of teacher Edwina Dabney and one of the elder students, Alicia, not to mention Martha herself. John's presence in the house disrupts the once quaint atmosphere, and it soon becomes thick with deceit and jealousy. As each of the girls turn on one another one by one, they begin to realise who the real enemy is. And John finds himself in far more danger than he ever was in the ongoing Civil War.

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Elle Fanning Worked Hard To Honour The Truth Of 3 Generations


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The film stars  Elle Fanning as a teen who is preparing to transition from female to male, seeking the support of her mother Naomi Watts and grandmother Susan Sarandon. After premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015, the producers have held onto it for a year and a half, partly due to some controversy over the casting process.

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"Were I to be making this film today," admits director-cowriter Gaby Dellal, "I absolutely would be casting a trans kid. But finding a kid that hadn't medically transitioned or hormonally transitioned yet and was in exactly the same time frame as the character of Ray is incredibly hard to find. Elle did a terrific job. She worked very, very hard to make the character as authentic as possible."

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Live By Night Review

Good

Ben Affleck launched his directing career 10 years ago with his film of Dennis Lehane's novel Gone Baby Gone, and he now returns to the author to adapt this Prohibition-era gangster drama. It's a big, beefy story with colourful characters and a snaky, expansive plot. And it's beautifully assembled by a skilled cast and crew. Even so, the film never quite generates quite enough energy to engage properly with the audience.

In 1927 Boston, Joe (Affleck) is a war veteran who has turned to crime to survive. But problems arise when he launches a torrid affair with the moll (Sienna Miller) of the Irish mob boss (Robert Glenister). With his life in danger, he turns to the rival Italian mafioso (Remo Girone) for a job, and is sent to Tampa to run their rum-smuggling operation. Working with his pal Dion (Chris Messina), Joe makes a success of a string of speak-easy bars and finds love with a the sister (Zoe Saldana) of a Cuban gangster. Then as he plans to open a huge casino, his gentlemanly agreement with the local police chief (Chris Cooper) is threatened. And it doesn't help that the boss in Boston begins to meddle.

Everything is assembled with a sumptuous sense of style, from the cool cars to the epic suits and hats. The film looks gorgeous, shot with muted colours that echo the subdued emotions of people who never quite say what they think. Of course, this creates a big problem, because it leaves Affleck's Joe looking like a blank slate, intriguing to watch but impossible to sympathise with. Nothing feels properly developed, with romances that seem to exist for no real reason and business relationships that appear to be based on some sort of unexplained subterfuge. The most riveting element of the story is Joe's clash with the KKK, a powerfully bull-headed group that refuses to play by the usual mob rules.

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Dakota Fanning Reveals Tom Cruise Still Sends Her Birthday Gifts


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Dakota Fanning has revealed she’s still close with her War of the Worlds co-star Tom Cruise and the megastar still sends her birthday gifts.

Fanning co-stared with Cruise in the science fiction disaster film in 2005, when she was just 11 years old, but at 22 the gifts from Cruise are still coming.

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20th Century Women Trailer


Jamie doesn't live a normal life, he's raised by his single mom and lives in a house occupied by tenants. It's the start of the summer of 1979 in Santa Barbara and Dorothea Fields is not only the matriarch of her little family but she also looks over the young people that seem to join her household.

At that moment in time the world was experiencing much turmoil and uncertainty as well as huge gains in personal freedom and all these things convinced Dorothea to ask other women involved in Jamie's life to help mould and shape him into a well-adjusted person. Mother's and Son's often have tumultuous relationships and Jamie loves his mom but can't help but constantly think that she's a know it all with all the answers.

Abbie is a young lodger in the household and becomes particularly influential in Jamie's life, she's a free spirit with a punk attitude to life that really appeals to the teenager attempting to find himself. Whilst his next door neighbour Julie is going through some issues of her own but also becomes a huge influence on the boy's life.

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Live By Night Trailer


Joe Coughlin was born and raised in a good family, his father was the police captain and they were a respected family in the neighbourhood. Joe was the dark horse and fell in with the wrong crowd from an influential age. It was 1920's and Joe and the rest of the Coughlin family lived in the thriving city of Boston. Joe constantly seemed to be pulling in a different direction to that of his father and mixed with some of the town's most feared bosses responsible for any number of crimes from running alcohol to robbery.

Caught in the middle of a war between mob bosses, Joe ends up ripping off the wrong guy in more than one way as he also steals his woman. Everything appears to be going for Joe and his small gang but their next heist is a chance too far and sees Joe being put in prison for robbery. Once again, Joe finds himself falling in with another powerful boss who offers him protection in prison - but at a cost.

With his eventual release, Joe moves to Florida to begin over seeing a rum smuggling operation but as Joe finds love he begins to realise that there's more to life than working on someone else's terms but perhaps he's too deeply connected to ever be able to give up the life he's made for himself.

Elle Fanning Loved The Freedom On The Set Of Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon


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In his new horror movie The Neon Demon, Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) takes on the vicious side of the fashion industry, telling the story of an aspiring teen model. Played by Elle Fanning, she becomes an object of jealousy and desire for a group of beauty-obsessed women.

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Fanning said she was drawn to the project by Refn's previous work. "I hadn't read the script and didn't know the story at all, and he asked to meet me," she says. "Right away, we talked about trust. He films in chronological order, and you're constantly discovering things. So because something happened yesterday we can't do this anymore. We have to change it. You're on this ride together."

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'The Neon Demon': Shocking, Surreal And Superficial - Critics Are Divided


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The reviews are in for Nicolas Winding Refn's latest indie thriller 'The Neon Demon', with many branding it as superficial as the subject matter and others basking in the gorgeous cinematography. There's one thing that is agreed, however, and that's the fact that it's unfathomably surreal.

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Elle Fanning stars in this bloody psychological thriller from the director of 'Only God Forgives'. It explores a vicious undercurrent of brutality and jealousy in the world of LA beauty, fashion and modelling, and is being compared to films the likes of experimental genius David Lynch. But it's also being branded as a 'horror' movie, and few critics are accepting of that label for Refn's latest film. 

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Elle Fanning - Celebrities attend the Gucci catwalk show at Westminster Abbey - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 2nd June 2016

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Elle Fanning - Elle Fanning attends the U.K. premiere of 'The Neon Demon' at Picturehouse Central in London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 31st May 2016

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Elle Fanning - 'The Neon Demon' U.K. Premiere - Arrivals at Picturehouse Central, Piccadilly - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 31st May 2016

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Nicolas Winding Refn , Elle Fanning - Celebrities attends a photocall for the "Neon Demon" in the Palais de Festival for the 69th Cannes Film festival. - Cannes, France - Friday 20th May 2016

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The Neon Demon Trailer


The Neon Demon follows the journey of its protagonist Jesse (Elle Fanning) when she makes the move to Los Angeles as an aspiring model. Jesse is a young female that has been recruited by a fashion designer, as the typical girl from a small town with big dreams who wants to make it big in the modelling industry. However Jesse is not your typical model as she is described as a dangerous girl in the sense that the narrative soon takes a sinister turn. 

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Elle Fanning - Saint Laurent at Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals at The Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 10th February 2016

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Elle Fanning , Dakota Fanning - Saint Laurent at Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals at The Palladium - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 10th February 2016

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Trumbo Review

Excellent

An entertaining film about sobering true events, this is the story of notorious screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who defied McCarthy's communist witch-hunt hearings in the late-1940s and was blacklisted by Hollywood for more than a decade. As written by John McNamara and directed by Jay Roach, the film is bright, funny and emotionally resonant, clearly simplified to make it more involving. And with such a terrific cast on board, it's both revealing and a lot of fun.

In 1947, Dalton (Bryan Cranston) is the film industry's top-paid screenwriter, so of course Senator McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Commission goes after him about his rumoured links to the communist party during the war. But he and nine fellow writers refuse to testify, so they're imprisoned for contempt, denied work by the Hollywood studios and targeted personally by the powerful gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren). To survive, Dalton begins writing under a series of pseudonyms for the B-movie producer Frank King (John Goodman), creating a script factory in his home with the help of his wife Cleo (Diane Lane) and daughter Niki (Elle Fanning). Two of these screenplays win Oscars, and it isn't until Dalton begins writing Spartacus in 1960 that actor Kirk Douglas (Dean O'Gorman) breaks the studio blacklist.

Roach directs this story in a sunny, snappy way that includes lots of smart wordplay and a clear sense of the us-or-them mentality that has defined America since the Cold War. People need a villain to hiss at, so anyone with even a passing connection to communism will do. And Mirren hisses better than most. Her performance is riotously funny and relentlessly nasty at the same time. More textured characters include Louis C.K. as a fellow writer and Michael Stuhlbarg as conflicted actor Edward G. Robinson. All of the actors are excellent, anchored by Cranston's wonderfully prickly Oscar-nominated turn as a bullheaded man who hilariously seizes every opportunity to make an inspiring speech.

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Elle Fanning - Actress Elle Fanning gets into character with vintage 1920's attire for a scene in "Live By Night" filming in downtown Los Angeles with co star Ben Affleck. Also spotted were black spot markings of bruises on the actresses right arm but was covered up with gloves before heading to set. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th January 2016

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Elle Fanning - Elle Fanning departs on a flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 4th November 2015

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Elle Fanning - Premiere Of Bleecker Street Media's "Trumbo" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 28th October 2015

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Elle Fanning - U.S. Premiere of 'Trumbo' at Samuel Goldwyn Theater - Arrivals at Samuel Goldwyn Theater - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 27th October 2015

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Elle Fanning - Celebrities attend the U.S. Premiere of TRUMBO at Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. at Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 27th October 2015

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Elle Fanning - Elle Fanning arrives at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 2nd September 2015

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Elle Fanning - Elle Fanning gets take away food from Pinkberry on a very hot day - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 16th August 2015

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Elle Fanning - Elle Fanning wears a blue dress to the nail salon - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 8th July 2015

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Elle Fanning - Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th February 2015

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Elle Fanning - Los Angeles premiere of 'Low Down' at The ArcLight Hollywood - Arrivals at ArcLight Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 23rd October 2014

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Video - Elle Fanning And Nicholas Hoult Photographed Arriving At The Premiere Of 'Young Ones'


With the upcoming 17th October release of 'Young Ones', members of the cast were photographed arriving at the premier in New York City. These stars included Nicholas Hoult, best known for his role in the 'X-Men' franchise, as well as Elle Fanning, who recently appeared alongside Angelina Jolie in 'Maleficent'.

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Video - Elle Fanning Seen Outside The Ed Sullivan Theatre Before Appearing On David Letterman's Show - Pt1


Outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre, Elle Fanning was photographed arriving at, and leaving, the 'Late Show With David Letterman', as she signed autographs and posed for pictures. Fanning was photographed sporting a new, brown hair colour, as opposed to her natural blond.

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Elle Fanning - Elle Fanning out and about in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 9th October 2014

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A Week In Movies: Lively Premieres In London, L.A. And San Sebastian, Plus Trailers For Films With Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes, Jeremy Irvine And Catherine Tate


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What We Did on Our Holiday

At the premiere of the new British comedy What We Did on Our Holiday in London this week, David Tennant strolled the red carpet in a kilt while Rosamund Pike looked stunning in a lacy black dress that only barely concealed her baby bump. She's also been out promoting her upcoming blockbuster Gone Girl. Browse our Rosamund Pike and David Tennant photos at the 'What We Did on Our Holiday' premiere on Monday 22nd September 2014. Read our 'What We Did on Our Holiday' review.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, The Boxtrolls held a family-friendly premiere at which Elle Fanning surprised fans with a new brunette hairdo. She was accompanied by costars Ben Kingsley and Nick Frost, plus Ian Ziering, Kathryn Hahn, Molly Ringwold and Garcelle Beauvais, who were accompanied by their families. View our photos from the premiere of 'The Boxtrolls' - Sunday 21st September 2014. Read our 'The Boxtrolls' review.

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Nick Frost, Ben Kingsley and Elle Fanning - Preimere of 'The Boxtrolls' - Arrivals at AMC Universal CityWalk. - Universal City, California, United States - Sunday 21st September 2014

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Elle Fanning - Elle Fanning spotted out in Los Angeles wearing Nike sneakers and a simple grey dress - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 2nd August 2014

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Elle Fanning - Elle Fanning carries a colorful bag while out and about having some laughs with a friend - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 30th July 2014

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The Boxtrolls - International Trailer


Eggs is a young boy living in the dairy loving, wealthy town of Cheesbridge. He was adopted as a baby and is a perfectly ordinary boy - apart from the fact that he was brought up in a sewer by an unusual group of foster parents. The Boxtrolls are underground creatures feared throughout the town as sinister and dangerous monsters, but in truth they are remarkably kind and so shy that they spend most of their time hiding in the boxes they wear as shells and venturing out at night so that they don't bump into the Cheesebridge residents. All they wish to do is collect discarded rubbish and turn it into incredible machines. Unfortunately, despite their harmlessness, a vicious exterminator named Archibald Snatcher is after their heads when the town's council insists on their removal. Eggs must help save his family, but first he's got to start behaving like a regular boy.

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'Maleficent' Reviews, A Mixed Bag But Generally Positive


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It’s been one of the most anticipated films of the year and over the next couple of days Maleficent will finally be unleashed upon the world. Reviews have already begun to trickle in and thankfully they’re looking fairly positive so far, even if a few critics aren't entirely convinced.

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Reviews which have been published on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes have been quite mixed. Robbie Collin of the Daily Telegraph surmises, “The director, Robert Stromberg, was production designer on Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful, and if you thought those films were visually sickly, here he really has his cake and sits in it.” Although he adds, “This Disney reimagining of Sleeping Beauty lacks true enchantment, but Angelina Jolie saves the day.” We think everyone can agree that it was obvious from the trailer that Angelina Jolie was going to steal the show as the eponymous character. Not only does she look fantastic, but she seems like the whole creepy package.

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Angelina Jolie Taking Break From Acting, Plans To Focus On UN Duties And Directing


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Maleficent actress Angelina Jolie has revealed that she plans to take a break from acting. Jolie divulged the news last week at a press conference held in London for her upcoming Disney film. Jolie and her young Maleficent co-star Elle Fanning have been touring the world, promoting their film, which is due for release May 28.

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Fanning said of Jolie, “I do think no one else could have played Maleficent,” continuing to describe how she felt when she first met the actress, “Right away she became flesh, the name went away and she was just Angelina - she gave me a giant hug and said ‘We are going to have so much fun together’.”

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Once Upon A Dream: The Cast Of Disney's 'Maleficent'


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Unless you’ve already guessed, we’re a little bit excited for Maleficent to come out on May 30th. We can't help but let out a little shriek each time a new trailer is released or we hear some more information about the plot. Fortunately, we do already know the cast of Maleficent, so in the meantime we thought we’d check them out and question how right they are for their roles.

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Sister Act: The Famous Younger Siblings Taking Over


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It’s often hard being a younger sibling, but it’s got to be worse if you’re living in the shadows of a famous sister. For some, this is a reality and actually it’s not too bad at all. You see the little sisters are striking back and there’s a few that might just about ready to step out of their big sis’s shadows.

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PICTURES: Christina Hendricks Steals The Show At Ginger And Rosa AFI Festival Screening


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Christina Hendricks steals the show at the screening of Ginger & Rosa at the AFI Festival

Forget their billing as co-stars, there's only one star in town when Christina Hendricks makes an appearance on the red carpet, and Elle Fanning and Alice Englebert had to take a back seat to the 37 year-old as she grabbed the lion's share of the spotlight at a screening of Ginger & Rosa yesterday at the AFI FIlm Festival (November 7). Hendricks wore a sequined low-cut figure-hugging top that showed off her cleavage, matching it with an also-sequined headpiece. 

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Nepotism Alert! More Of Angelina Jolie's Brood Cast In Maleficent


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It looks as though the news that Angelina Jolie’s daughter Vivienne will be appearing in Maleficent may have caused a touch of sibling rivalry in the Pitt-Jolie household. Today (October 23, 2012), US Weekly have revealed that another two members of Angelina’s sprawling brood have signed up for roles in the movie, which focuses on Sleeping Beauty’s evil nemesis.

Back in August, it was reported that four year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt had landed the role of the child version of Aurora, the Princess. The grown up Aurora will be played by Elle Fanning. Now, it’s been revealed that Pax – aged eight – and Zahara – aged seven – will also be appearing in the live-action movie, alongside their little sister and their mum. Disney haven’t actually commented on the news but a source told US Weekly that Pax and Zahara have “smaller parts” than Vivienne and apparently won’t have speaking roles. If you’re wondering why Shiloh, Maddox and Knox have been left out of the action, then you should probably know that Shiloh was offered a part as well but “she was bored and not in the mood during the day her part was supposed to happen so she ended up not being in the film.” Kids, eh?

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Super 8 Trailer


Joe and his father, the deputy sheriff, live in the small town of Lillian, Ohio; the year is 1979 and like most kids their age, Joe and his friends have always been obsessed with the silver screen. When his friend Charlie asks him to help out on a film he's making with his friends, he willingly accepts. Joe's father wishes his son would take his head out of the clouds and focus on something more productive.

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Somewhere Review


Very Good
With a premise that's extremely similar to Lost in Translation, Coppola again takes an atmospheric look at celebrity that's heavier on internal mood than actual plot. But this film's more intriguing than engaging.

Johnny Marco (Dorff) is a top movie star who lives in Hollywood's secluded Chateau Marmont. He's promoting his action movie, Berlin Agenda, with his costar (Monaghan) while preparing for his next project. And he's also taking care of his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Fanning). Their life consists mainly of sitting around, travelling to Italy for a junket and then to Las Vegas for Cleo's summer camp. All of which gives Johnny a chance to seduce various women and ponder his own existence.

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Somewhere Trailer


Johnny Marco is content living the rock'n'roll dream, he lives at Chateau Marmont, is entertained by lots of ladies, his bathroom cabinets are filled with a selection of pills and he drives his Ferrari without much concern. He's one of the bad boys of Hollywood and the press love it.

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The Nines Review


Very Good
In the opening moments of John August's The Nines, an actor (Ryan Reynolds) drinks, drives, scores some crack, hangs out with a hooker, and totals his car. This series of events reverberates through the film, not so much in its literal consequences -- the story is told through three overlapping segments, only one of which features the actor character -- but rather the scene's jittery disorientation. Barely a moment goes by when someone onscreen isn't feeling confused or ill at ease. Following his accident, the actor is confined to a quiet house arrest, supervised by a cheery PR agent (Melissa McCarthy) and eyed by a stay-at-home mom neighbor (Hope Davis), but this mundane imprisonment starts to feel more like a sort of purgatory. Is it the drugs? The lack of drugs? Are the two seemingly benign women in his life actually part of something greater or more sinister?

We leave the scene before Reynolds finds definite answers, but the three primary actors recur in each of the subsequent sections, playing different characters. In Part II, Reynolds is a TV writer trying to cast his actress friend McCarthy (playing a version of herself, a popular supporting player on Gilmore Girls) in a new series over the objections of a network executive (Davis), who wants to hire an actress with a development deal (it goes almost without saying that said actress also happens to be skinnier and more generic, and is played by frequent network TV guest-star Dahlia Salem, and that the character's name is also Dahlia Salem). Later, in Part III, we see Reynolds and McCarthy as characters in that series, with Davis popping up in another vaguely antagonistic part.

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Babel Review


Weak
The Bible gives us the story of the tower of Babel, the magnificently tall structure whose height was deemed offensive and impertinent by God. To punish humanity for its architectural hubris, God then decided to drive a linguistic wedge between the nations of the world, who until then had spoken the same tongue. As fables go, this is a particularly effective one in that it both illustrates a moral - don't think you're better than God or you shall be struck down with all speed - and also provides a handy answer to those who wondered why there are so many different languages anyway.

In Babel, directed and co-written by Alejandro González Iñárritu (21 Grams, Amores Perros), a clutch of characters from a range of cultures and walks of life attempt to build a towering film of meaning from coincidence and portent; unfortunately, in the end it is the viewer who is punished for the filmmaker's hubris.

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The Door In The Floor Review


Weak
Adapted from the first third of John Irving's sprawling novel A Widow For One Year, Tod Williams' The Door in the Floor is a high-minded piece of manipulative melodramatic bunk (with a horrible title) that rides a rising crest of pretension before splashing moviegoers down into a cold bath of self-indulgent faux tragedy. The story of an unhappy couple who welcome, with calamitous consequences, a young teen into their lives during a summer at their beachfront home, it's a disingenuous film that deals in the upper-class ennui and sorrow of The Ice Storm and Moonlight Mile, desperately clinging to an affected pose of photogenic misery but failing to even approximate reasonable human emotion or behavior.

Eccentric children's book author and womanizer Ted Cole (an adequately flaky Jeff Bridges) lost his two sons in a car accident years ago, and though he and his wife Marion (Kim Basinger) have relocated to a quaint New Hampshire town and attempted to fill the void in their lives by having daughter Ruth (Elle Fanning), they're still reeling from their family catastrophe and poised to separate. In a supremely idiotic decision, Ted hires Eddie (Jon Foster), a young student from Phillips Exeter Academy who looks just like his deceased oldest son, to be his assistant. However, the freewheeling writer - whose hipness is supposedly confirmed by his penchant for walking around naked in front of others, making erotic sketches of his mistress Mrs. Vaughn (Mimi Rogers), and listening to skanky hip-hop before watching Girls Gone Wild - makes a grave mistake by having the kid work during the day at his wife's nearby apartment. Eddie takes a masturbatory liking to Marion's bra and panties, and when he's caught in the act of self-gratification by the female object of his desire, she's all too willing to accommodate his Mrs. Robinson-patterned longings.

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The Door In The Floor Review


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Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger give a pair of extraordinary performances in "The Door in the Floor" as a couple whose souls and whose marriage have never recovered from the deaths of their teenage sons six years before.

Their lives are like broken teacups glued back together -- they may look undamaged from a distance, but up close it's clear they're now made up of psychological shatters and shards that can never be the same again.

Not that they haven't tried to move forward. Hoping to retard their overwhelming sense of loss, they even had a daughter -- played by 6-year-old Elle Fanning, the not-quite-as-natural little sister of uber-talented 8-year-old Dakota ("Man On Fire") -- who seems to subconsciously understand her function in the family.

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Elle Fanning

Date of birth

9th April, 1998

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Punk Goes Out Of This World In 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties' Trailer

Punk Goes Out Of This World In 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties' Trailer

A curious alien lands in the London suburb of Croydon as punk is sweeping Britain...

The Beguiled Movie Review

The Beguiled Movie Review

In her inimitable loose style, Sofia Coppola remakes the 1971 Clint Eastwood movie from a...

The Beguiled Trailer

The Beguiled Trailer

John McBurney is a Union soldier who is found injured in the grounds of a...

Live By Night Movie Review

Live By Night Movie Review

Ben Affleck launched his directing career 10 years ago with his film of Dennis Lehane's...

Ballerina - Teaser Trailer

Ballerina - Teaser Trailer

Félicie and Victor live in an orphanage, they're best friends and rely on one another...

20th Century Women Trailer

20th Century Women Trailer

Jamie doesn't live a normal life, he's raised by his single mom and lives in...

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Live By Night Trailer

Live By Night Trailer

Joe Coughlin was born and raised in a good family, his father was the police...

The Neon Demon Trailer

The Neon Demon Trailer

The Neon Demon follows the journey of its protagonist Jesse (Elle Fanning) when she makes...

Trumbo Movie Review

Trumbo Movie Review

An entertaining film about sobering true events, this is the story of notorious screenwriter Dalton...

About Ray Trailer

About Ray Trailer

Ray is, in many ways, a regular New York teenager who enjoys skating, goes to...

Trumbo - Trailer Trailer

Trumbo - Trailer Trailer

'Dalton Trumbo had gone from novelist to a successful career as a Hollywood screenwriter which...

The Boxtrolls Movie Review

The Boxtrolls Movie Review

A triumph on a variety of levels, this staggeringly detailed stop-motion animation has a wonderfully...

The Boxtrolls Trailer

The Boxtrolls Trailer

Eggs is a young boy living in the dairy loving, wealthy town of Cheesbridge. He...

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