Disney is planning yet another live-action movie drawing on its canon of classics, with Blunt to play the magical nanny in a reported 'sequel'.
British actress Emily Blunt could be in line to reprise one of the most famous roles in the history of film, with new reports indicating that she’s in talks to play Mary Poppins in a sequel movie.
Variety reported on Thursday (February 18th) that the 32 year old star has been Disney’s favoured actor for the part for some time, and that the studio hopes to get production under way as soon as possible.
It also states that Rob Marshall is on board with the project as director, with John DeLuca and Marc Platt in production roles. Blunt has worked with all three previously on Into the Woods, and it’s claimed that all parties have already been in discussions about how to bring the magical nanny back to life.
Continue reading: Emily Blunt In Talks To Play Mary Poppins In Disney Sequel
The 'Sicario' star is pregnant with her second child, a younger sibling for 23 month old daughter Hazel.
The 32 year old British-born actress, who married her actor husband in Italy in 2010, gave birth to their daughter Hazel back in February 2014. A rep for her confirmed the pregnancy news to Us Weekly on Tuesday (January 26th).
Blunt is currently in New York City on the set of her new movie The Girl on the Train, adapted from Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel of the same name. She was spotted wearing a rather large overcoat last week, triggering rumours that she might be expecting once again.
Continue reading: Emily Blunt And John Krasinski Expecting Second Baby
Rich Cline picks out his top films of 2015.
There were some nice surprises in cinemas this year, with thoughtful thrillers, quality blockbusters, exhilarating franchise reboots and twists on familiar genres...
10. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
An Iranian vampire movie shot in California, this super-cool black and white comedy-thriller is witty, scary and sexy. It's also so original that it takes the breath away.
9. Inside Out
Pixar triumphs again with this inventive look inside the mind of a young girl struggling with her emotions. It's colourful, hilariously silly and also the kind of movie that can make grown men cry.
Continue reading: Rich Cline's 10 Best Films Of 2015
Emily Blunt - Met Gala - 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Hotel departures at New York - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 4th May 2015
Emily Blunt - A variety of stars turned out in style for the MET Gala 2015 and the opening of 'China: Through The Looking Glass' which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015
The Bafta nominations have been revealed, leading to some shock by what has been missed out from the ceremony.
Friday morning's British Academy Film Awards nominations show the predicted BAFTA love for home-grown movies like 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory of Everything', but were even more notable for who was missing from the shortlists.
Timothy Spall - snubbed by the academy?
The most obvious snub was for Mike Leigh's acclaimed biographical drama 'Mr Turner', for which Timothy Spall won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. But the film only has a handful of technical nods (for cinematography, production design, costumes and make-up/hair), with nothing for Spall or Leigh, and most surprisingly no British Film nomination.
Continue reading: Bafta 2015 Nominations Reveal Secrets Of Awards Season
'Into The Woods' brings together some excellent stories, a stellar cast and a fantastic composer.
Fairytale adaptations are gaining some serious popularity at the moment, while musicals on the big screen continue to be award magnets, put those two together and add an incredible ensemble cast and you have Rob Marshall's 'Into The Woods'.
Meryl Streep plays the wicked witch in 'Into The Woods'
This holiday season brings a rather special twist on the fairytale movie sub-genre, starring the likes of Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine. While it's clear that Hollywood is enjoying bringing Grimm and Perrault's stories to life with such creations as 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' and the Emmy nominated series 'Once Upon A Time', 'Into The Woods' goes that step further. With an excellent musical score by the Academy Award winning Stephen Sondheim (composer of 'Sweeney Todd', contributor of 'Dick Tracy' and 'West Side Story' lyricist), we're expecting this movie to join that ever-popular brand of Oscar worthy musical cinema.
Continue reading: Will Stephen Sondheim Bring Fairytale Musical 'Into The Woods' An Oscar?
Into the Woods is Disney's first foray into musical adaptations: but what other sing-along films have we enjoyed?
Disney is heading in a new direction with its Christmas film offering this year by producing its first theatrical adaptation of a Broadway musical, Into the Woods. Directed by Rob Marshall, and based on Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award winning show of the same name, the film is set in an alternate world of various Brothers Grimm fairy stories.
Into the Woods is Disney's first Broadway adaptation
This modern twist centres around the original tale of a baker and his wife who have been cursed by a witch and must enter into the woods to break the spell so they can start their much-longed for family.
Continue reading: Mamma Mia, Sweeney Todd? Which Is The Best Musical Movie?
Oscar contention starts early and we look at the British women who might be in with a chance of the Best Actress gong.
The biggest night in the film award circuit is still seven months away. But everyone knows the Oscars never stay silent for long and the films that look likely to be in contention for one of those coveted gold statues are starting to make their mark. Britain has a good few contenders in amongst the Best Actress pack including Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren.
Could Emily Blunt's talents be recognised in the Oscar 2015 nomination list?
Emily Blunt stars in Into the Woods, a musical fantasy adapted from the highly-acclaimed Tony-award winning Broadway musical by Steven Sondheim and James Lapine. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it marks Disney’s first theatrical adaptation of a Broadway musical.
Continue reading: Blunt, Mirren Or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?
Marvel Comics has revealed the character of Thor will be a woman from the next comic series. We look at the potential females who could play the action heroine on the big screen.
In a move that many comic book aficionados may not have expected, Marvel Comics has announced that one of their most dominant male characters has been given a sex change. In the new comic series due out in October, Thor, based on the Norse God of Thunder and one of Marvel's 'big three', will be a female character. But this isn't just big news for fans of the printed material.
The character Thor has had a huge impact on screen as well and has been involved in two hugely successful films, Thor and Thor: The Dark World and is an integral part of The Avengers ensemble and its forthcoming sequel.
So, the big question is: who will play this new female fighting force when it inevitably hits the cinemas?
Continue reading: Who Could Play The Female 'Thor' On The Big Screen?
Wallace Avery is struggling with the hardships that life is throwing at him; a boring job, a failed marriage, an estranged son and an unfulfilling relationship; and decides that something must be done in order for him to find happiness again. He fakes his own drowning and purchases a new identity, becoming golf pro Arthur Newman and landing himself a job at a golf club away from Florida. It's then he meets Michaela "Mike", who is actually named Charlotte Fitzgerald and has assumed the identity of her twin sister who's suffering from mental health problems. They set out on a road trip together to Indiana but it isn't long before they both discover each other's true identities. With that in common, their bond strengthens and a romance blossoms as they take comfort in each other's dissatisfactions in life. But when it comes down to it, this couple have some serious decisions to make about the kind of people they really want to be.
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'Edge of Tomorrow' has scored strong reviews from critics.
Tom Cruise's new hit Edge of Tomorrow is the latest Hollywood blockbuster to take on the theme of time travel, something that always generates extra interest for audiences. Cruise may be new to time-hopping, but his costar Emily Blunt is a veteran of the genre, having starred with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 2012's Looper.
Tom Cruise in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
Of course, this isn't even the only time travel movie in cinemas at the moment. X-Men: Days of Future Past is still raking in a record haul with a plot that seems eerily similar to 1984's The Terminator. The 80s were a great decade for time travel, from the iconic trilogy-launching Back to the Future (1985) to Keanu Reeves' breakout comedy Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989).
Continue reading: 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Continues Hollywood's Dalliance With The Time-Loop
[Spoilers] We've seen a thousand alien battles, but this one is re-hashed with creativity.
Fancy an action blockbuster this weekend? Doug Liman's hotly anticipated new sci-fi action epic Edge of Tomorrow finally sees its US release today and is set for a monster opening. Well, the critical winds are certainly blowing in the right direction: the film is unabashedly action-packed but complements its meat-headedness with moral dilemmas and a disturbing view of the future of humanity.
Tom Cruise takes the lead in this military sci-fi movie, playing a man reliving his death in battle against an alien force over and over again. Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage and co-star Emily Blunt is Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski in this exciting new alien combat thriller.
Adapted by Screenwriter Dante Harper, Edge of Tomorrow is based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill which combines a mind-boggling time loop scenario - think Groundhog Day crossed with Source Code - with heart-racing action scenes, evoking Cruise's own Oblivion and Matt Damon's Elysium.
Continue reading: 'Edge Of Tomorrow' May Be Recycled, But It's Not Rubbish
'Edge of Tomorrow' is very, very good. So go watch it.
We got pretty excited when the first reviews of Edge of Tomorrow started trickling in a couple of weeks back. Perhaps we were just surprised that what on the face of it appeared a formulaic action sci-fi movie was actually an original, hard-hitting, humorous blockbuster. Perhaps we were just happy for good old Tom Cruise.
Tom Cruise as Major William Cage in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
The Rotten Tomatoes score of 95% has since eased to 90% but this still marks a significant success for both Warner Bros and Cruise. The action unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault. Major William Cage - an office who has never seen a day of combat - his dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission and dies within minutes. However, Cage finds himself in a time-loop forcing him to live out the same brutal combat day in, day out. It's Groundhog day, with aliens, basically. After a strong showing in various international markets, Edge of Tomorrow gets a U.S release on Friday (June 6, 2014) and the critics are uproarious.
Continue reading: You Don't Need Additional Tickets To Relive Magic Of 'Edge Of Tomorrow'
'Edge of Tomorrow' is released on May 30
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, a sci-fi romp with Groundhog Day elements and an increasingly worried protagonist thrown in to battle an alien invasion that show no signs of abating. Stuck in a loop – live, die, repeat, as the film’s tagline reads – Cruise’s character Lt. Col. Bill Cage relies on Rita Vrataski’s (Blunt) smarts to break the cycle.
Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise star in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
“Tom Cruise stars in this cleverly crafted and propulsively executed sci-fi thriller about a soldier forced to relive the same day over and over again,” writes Variety’s Justin Chang. “If “Groundhog Day” is an obvious influence, then those “Choose Your Own Adventure” novels are another (amusingly, whenever Rita feels they’ve taken a wrong or unproductive turn, she simply whips out her gun and resets the clock),” he adds.
Continue reading: Critics Happy To Live, Die And Repeat As 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Scores High
'The Office' actor wanted to introduce the world to their daughter, Hazel, before anyone else go the chance: "Pics of kids should only come direct from parents."
John Kraskinski and Emily Blunt are parents to a very cute baby daughter.
'The Office' actor decided to introduce the world to the acting couple's newborn on Tuesday (May 13th) by posting a photo of her on Twitter.
"Pics of kids should only come direct from parents," he tweeted. "So I'm thrilled to introduce you guys to Hazel!!!"
Hayao Miyazaki's swan song is a more grown up, melodramatic affair
If ‘The Wind Rises’ is really to be Hayao Miyazaki’s last feature, then he certainly departs the medium at a good moment, receiveing critical acclaim for his historical drama, which also achivieved commercial success by being Japan’s highest grossing film of 2013.
Jiro dreams of taking to the sky
Admist the backdrop of 1927 Japan, ‘The Wind Rises’ follows Jiro, who wants to take to the sky in beautiful planes of his own design - inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. For Jiro, aeroplanes aren’t intended for war or for profit, but to help realise the dreams of many; to soar above the clouds.
Continue reading: 'The Wind Rises' Stuns Critics As Hayao Miyazaki Leaves On A High
Predicting if films will be good or bad is a useful but enjoyable process.
Tom Cruise’s character in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, Major William Cage, isn’t just thrown into a suicide mission; he’s thrown into hundreds of suicide missions. See, he can’t die, not permanently anyway. He lives, he dies, he repeats. That’s the bones of the premise for this sci-fi action flick, which also stars Emily Blunt.
Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise in 'Edge of Tomorrow'
And it would appear that there are three possible outcomes for this film: ‘Stinker’, ‘wait for the DVD’ or ‘best thing ever’. Here are the possibilities of all those outcomes, using the scientifically disapproved methods: guesswork, conjecture and prejudgement.
Continue reading: The Three Possibilities For Tom Cruise's 'Edge Of Tomorrow'
When Jiro Horikoshi was a young boy, all he ever dreamed about was flying planes - at least he did until one night he came across Italian plane designer Caproni in one of his dreams, who subsequently told him that his poor vision means he'll never be a pilot. Jiro instead resolves to take up aeronautical engineering and design aircrafts himself . While at university, he meets a young woman named Naoko who he helps off a train during the Great Kanto Earthquake and the pair become close. His life begins to spiral, however, with his work projects becoming few and far between and Naoko's health deteriorating. But will Jiro finally realise his dream and build an aircraft of pure beauty? Or will his dream come crashing to the ground?
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This weekend saw two whole happy announcements.
Congratulations to the two pairs of new parents, who welcomed little ones over the weekend in Hollywood. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski and Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman have all come out of the weekend with a brand new, healthy baby, and both kids can share in the misfortune of celebrating a birthday around Valentine’s Day.
Silverman was discharged from Lenox Hill in New York on Sunday.
Eric, Cowell’s two day old baby boy was born on the exact date, with his parents announcing the news on Saturday and posting the very first pictures of their new son as early as Sunday. Cowell first shared a message letting his followers know that everything had gone smoothly: “Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome.” Then, two days later, the first baby photos – in black and white, of the baby sound asleep – were posted. Early on Monday, Cowell gave another status update, writing: “The last three days have been incredible. Eric Lauren sqiddly and diddly all happy.”
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in this futuristic alien action movie.
The awesome trailer has been released for the Tom Cruise Edge of Tomorrow military sci-fi movie in which the Mission Impossible actor plays a man reliving his death in battle against an alien force over and over again. Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage and co-star Emily Blunt is Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski in this exciting new alien combat thriller.
Tom Cruise Doing What He Does Best In 'Edge Of Tomorrow.'
The pair team up to fight a hostile invading race, The Mimics, but Cage is forced to continually return to a fatal battle through a time loop. Rita tries to help him come to terms with his strange predicament by training him up so that each time he goes into battle he's more and more prepared.
The fairytale mash-up musical is finally being turned into a movie, starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine.
After its stage premiere in 1987, the hit Broadway musical Into The Woods will finally receive the Hollywood treatment after it has been announced that the James Lapine-written show will be turned into a movie. Also titled Into The Woods, the fantasy film will employ an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean), Anna Kendrick (50/50) and James Cordon (Gavin & Stacey).
Meryl Streep Undergoes An Incredible Transformation Into The Witch.
The plot centres upon a witch (Streep) who is on a quest to dispel a curse placed upon her and in so doing regain her beauty. As the witch ventures into the woods, famous fairytales are namechecked and woven together in a musical myriad of mystic tales. The heartfelt and often funny musical will reference Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk and will serve as a modern take on the classic Brothers Grimm stories of old.
Brit actress Blunt and her 'The Office'-star husband Krasinski announced this week that she is pregnant with their first child. Congratulations!
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have a bun in the oven, it was revealed this week. Speaking to Us Weekly, a rep for the British actress confirmed that the young couple are already a few weeks into the pregnancy and are eagerly anticipating the birth of their first child.
The married couple are expecting their first child together
The Hollywood pair tied the knot at a celebrity-filled ceremony in Italy in 2010 and since then they have quietly been negotiating the terms of how and when to start a family. The two, Blunt in particular, have made no secret of their desire to one day start a family and settle down, and it looks as though now is the time for them to begin family life. Blunt's rep said, "They both want kids, it's one of the reasons they got a bigger place, in a neighborhood that you can raise a family. They both couldn't be more excited."
Continue reading: Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Expecting Their First Child!
The announcement comes after numerous comments from the couple that they are ready and willing to have a child together.
Congratulations Emily Blunt and John Krasinski! The Looper actress (30) and the Office favorite (33) made a surprise announcement this week – Blunt is pregnant with the couple’s first child. The rep who confirmed the news to Us Weekly , offered no further details, perhaps because there really can’t be too many further details this early on.
The Devil Wears Prada actress is about to become a first time mom.
However, according to Us, the baby is due in “just a few short month,” which is good to know, but is also generally true of most human pregnancies. There are no medical professionals on this writing team though, so we stand corrected on that one. The actors have mentioned in separate interviews that they wanted to have children before. It was just a matter of timing, apparently. And with the kind of bond these two seem to share, a baby sounds like a lovely and welcome new development.
The pair tied the knot in a huge ceremony this Saturday.
This Saturday, Jimmy Kimmel married his longtime partner and the co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Molly McNearney. According to Us Weekly, both the 45-year-old host and his ladylove, 35, chose very classic looks for their special day – he in a black and white tux and she in a flowing white strapless gown with a diamond-encrusted sash.
The couple have been together for several years.
The diamonds weren’t the only sparkling thing at the star-studded wedding, however. The reception was attended by a slew of A-listers, including Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner, Matt Damon and wife Luciana, Jennifer Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux, Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia De Rossi, Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski, Howard Stern and Johnny Knoxville were all on the guestlist of some 300 of Kimmel and McNearney’s closest friends and family.
The trio are among an already impressive line-up due to appear in the Broadway musical adaptation.
Emily Blunt, Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine all look set to join up with Johnny Depp, James Cordon and Meryl Streep in the upcoming Disney flick Into The Woods. According to Variety the British actress and the two American actors are in advanced talks with Disney to take on a starring roles in the upcoming movie, which is being directed by Rob Marshall.
The film is based on the 1987 Stephen Sondheim fantasy Broadway musical of the same name, which revolves around a childless baker and his wife as they attempt to lift a family curse by going into the enchanted woods to confront the witch that first cast the spell on them.
Emily Blunt is set to star in the upcoming film
One of the most respected independent awards ceremonies on the circuit, the 22nd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards took place last night (November 26, 2012) at the Capriani in New York, seeing both established stars and rising up and comers rubbing shoulders. Firmly in the former camp are Oscar winning pair Marion Cotillard and Matt Damon; the two stars were presented with honorary awards for their time in the film industry. Cotillard, at least, has her eyes on another chance to scoop the ultimate prize, her performance in Rust & Bone being talked up for another best actress win at the Oscars.
Tom Cruise looks ready for action as the first still of the upcoming movie All You Need Is Kill was released today, showing Cruise sprinting through a fiery explosion in a futuristic robot exoskeleton.
The film, being filmed in the UK over the summer, sees Cruise star as Lt. Col. Bill Cage, a soldier fighting in a war with aliens who finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, honing his skills with each repetition.
The film, set for a 2014 release, is being directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), and will also star Brit golden girl Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton, who will portray the hard-as-nails platoon leader. It will be one of six films that Cruise is said to be starring in since his well pulicised split from ex-wife Katie Holmes, including an updated version of the story of Van Helsing, another instalment of the Mission Impossible series and even a rumoured appearance in the announced Top Gun sequel.
Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum are adding to their brood! The Mirror have pictured Sophie and Jamie together at the Harper’s Bazaar’s Women of the Year awards bash at Claridge’s in London. Sophie was sporting not only a beautifully patterned green, blue and black dress but was also sporting a bit of a baby bump, too. The actress and TV cook confirmed that she and jazz singer Jamie are indeed awaiting a new arrival. They already have a daughter, Lyra, who was born in March 2011.
The couple attended the glamorous awards ceremony, which also boasted guests such as Erin O’Connor and Yasmin Le Bon, with whom Sophie is already familiar, from her modelling days. The former X Files star Gillian Anderson was also in attendance, as was Rosamund Pike and Daisy Lowe.
Amongst the winners at the Woman of the Year awards were Team GB Olympics athletes Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton and Ellie Simmonds, who were all awarded a British Ambassador of the Year prize. Emily Blunt, Marion Cotillard and Stella Mccartney were all also awarded prizes during the star-studded ceremony. It’s been a successful week for Jessica Ennis, in particular, who was crowned the Ultimate Olympian at the Cosmopolitan’s own awards the nigt before, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
There was an Olympic feel on the red carpet of the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards (not to be confused with the Bizarre Women Of The Year Awards, which we imagine would be quite a different ceremony) but one actress managed to fend them all off in the glamour stakes, with Emily Blunt looking delightful in an Alexander McQueen orange gown with sparkly neckline. It was a wonderful outfit for the actress to wear as she scooped the British actor of the year award at the event held at Claridge's Hotel in London.
Continue reading: Emily Blunt The Star Of The 2012 Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards
Dr. Fred Jones is a middle-aged scientist working for the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence in London. One day, he gets a call from a Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, who works for a sheik. The sheik has had an idea to introduce the British sport of salmon fishing to the Yemen, in the Middle East. However, Fred flatly refuses when meeting with Harriet in London, saying the idea is ridiculous and pointing out that the fish could not survive in the very different environment. He leaves the meeting and the matter is soon forgotten about.
Sometime later, British politicians receive word that a bomb exploded in the Middle East. Politician Bridget Maxwell is reluctant to release the news story, saying that she does not want to make the war on Afghanistan any worse. Instead, she instructs her colleagues to find a positive news story from the Middle East to release. After several failed attempts, they discover plans to introduce salmon fishing in the Yemen.
With pressure from the government, Fred has no choice but to go ahead with the idea and so he travels to the Yemen to meet the sheik and Harriet. During his time there, he discovers to his surprise that the sport is a great success. He also finds himself falling for Harriet. While Fred has always had a dull life, he soon finds himself becoming happier and more relaxed the longer he stays in the Yemen and with Harriet.
Based on the novel of the same name by Paul Torday
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Rachael Stirling and Tom Mison
Directed by: Lasse Hallstrom
Written by: Simon Beaufoy (screenplay)
Produced by: Paul Webster
Underneath the famous Muppet Theatre, oil has been discovered. Tex Richman, an oilman, finds out and plans to demolish the theatre so he can start drilling. Walter, Gary and Mary are three friends who also happen to be huge fans of The Muppets. They plan to stage what they call 'The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever', so they can raise $10 million to stop the destruction of the Muppet Theatre.
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You worked a lot on your dance moves for this film.
I did work quite a lot on the moves. It was interesting to start out because I never had any previous dance experience. It was terrifying and really embarrassing to do something every day that you're horrible at and you're surrounded by brilliant dancers. I think when I first came in they were all looking at me like, "Oh, here's some actress who thinks she can do what we do" and they were tough on me. It was tough love and I think that is what I needed. It's extraordinary because when you get through the first month - I had about eight weeks solid dancing before I started shooting. But when you get over that first month it starts to feel more organic and doesn't feel so alien. But the training is an endurance test. These dancers are athletes.
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But this is a lighter movie, focussing on romance rather than weighty themes.
David (Damon) is a hotshot Congressman destined for greatness when a past indiscretion derails his Senate campaign. Not to worry: the Adjustors (Slattery and Mackie) will put things back to plan. But in the process there's a blip: David meets Elise (Blunt) and can't get her out of his head. He also discovers the existence of the Bureau, and subverting their plan becomes his goal. So they call in feared Adjustor Thompson (Stamp), and over the next four years the cat-and-mouse game escalates.
Continue reading: The Adjustment Bureau Review
Gnomeo (voiced by McAvoy), son of Lady Bluebury (Smith), is the leader of the blue Montague garden. Accompanied by his sidekick Benny (Lucas), Gnomeo engages in tit-for-tat warfare with the red Capulets next door. Then he meets Juliet (Blunt), daughter of Lord Redbrick (Caine), and it's love at first sight. Which sends red warrior Tybalt (Statham) into a rage. As they plot a secret life together, Gnomeo and Juliet are assisted by Juliet's frog friend Nanette (Jensen) and the garden flamingo Featherstone (Cummings). But can these star-crossed lovers find happiness?
Continue reading: Gnomeo & Juliet Review
Lemuel Gulliver (Black) works in the mailroom at a New York newspaper, where he torments a young colleague (Miller) and pines after the travel editor (Peet).
After convincing her to let him write a story on the Bermuda Triangle, he's shipwrecked in Lilliput, an island populated by people who are 6 inches tall.
Continue reading: Gulliver's Travels Review
Gulliver works in a mail room, he's got big dreams and ambitions but he's never had the chance to prevail, when he's mistakenly given the a new assignment to write a piece on the Bermuda Triangle, he accepts his mission and he soon finds himself a giant among men. In this case, it's quite literally the truth when he lands upon the island of Lilliput.
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Some gardens just wouldn't be complete without the addition of a garden gnome or two. The gardens on Verona Drive are no exception; the owners of the houses are extremely fond of their little hat wearing friends. What the human residents don't realise is that when all's quiet and there are no humans around, their garden comes to life!
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Victor (Nighy) is an efficient hitman who lives a quiet life that's more than a little obsessive-compulsive. He's been in the business since he was a child, inheriting the job from his late father, and now his mother (Atkins) is pushing him to have a son of his own. His next job is for an art dealer (Everett) who has been double-crossed by con artist Rose (Blunt), but Victor is taken by her breezily shameless methods. He's also interrupted by Tony (Grint), a rootless young guy who shows some skill with a gun.
Continue reading: Wild Target Review
American-raised actor Lawrence (Del Toro) returns to his family manor on an English moor, where his wild-haired father Sir John (Hopkins) lives with his Sikh servant (Malik). Lawrence discovers that his brother has just been killed in the woods by a vicious creature, which later wounds him as well, turning him into a werewolf. And on the first full moon, he finds himself on the hunt as well as chased by a Scotland Yard detective (Weaving). But maybe a gypsy woman (Chaplin) and his brother's ex-fiancee (Blunt) hold the key to his salvation.
Continue reading: The Wolfman Review
Rose (Adams) is a single mother struggling to make ends meet as a cleaner.
She's dating a married man (Zahn), and knows she shouldn't. And she wants to put her son Oscar (Spevack) into a better school but needs money for that. So she launches her own crime-scene clean-up business, drafting her slacker sister Norah (Blunt) to work with her. Meanwhile, their father (Arkin) tries to make some cash through a series of get-rich-quick schemes, drafting Oscar as his partner.
Continue reading: Sunshine Cleaning Review
The film celebrates the D-list world of third-rate celebrities, celebrities whose popularity has waned, whose 15 minutes of fame were over a long time ago, with one-night stands not in Vegas or L.A., but Bakersfield and Akron.
Continue reading: The Great Buck Howard Review
Adams, especially, commands attention as she dials down her natural sunniness, her chirpy voice slightly deflated and her smiles a little more forced. Rose has a shabby apartment, an eight-year-old son, and a job with a maid service to pay for both. She also has motel-room trysts with a local cop (Steve Zahn), who suggests, offhand, that she might parlay her maid skills into a crime-scene clean-up business. In need of money to send her son to private school, Rose seizes on the idea, and drags Norah along with her.
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Charlie Wilson's War is entertaining, and that's about the extent of it. Nichols and Sorkin's end result is decidedly a gloss on Crile's account of how the eponymous Texas congressman managed to supply military support to the Afghan Mujahideen fighting the Soviet occupation in the 1980s. While their movie mostly avoids the Hollywood trappings of political correctness and underdog sentimentality, it also doesn't have the chutzpah of its own conniving characters to offer much in the way of an incisive interpretation of those events.
Continue reading: Charlie Wilson's War Review
Steve Carell is the Dan of Real Life, and his touching turn as an unassuming newspaper columnist and father of three girls exists on a level above the film's perfectly acceptable cast -- no small feat considering that Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney, and Juliette Binoche contribute to the ensemble.
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A chick-lit-flick, Book Club is poorly directed by Robin Swicord from her own inconsistent adaptation of Karen Jay Fowler's novel about five women (and one coerced man) who use Austen's novels as a means to escape their broken lives. They cover one book a month, and we roll our eyes as their individual problems mirror the quandaries found in Austen's chapters.
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We've all had the proverbial "bad job." In fact, so many people have had the proverbial bad job that there's a cottage industry of books and movies about having a bad job. From 9 to 5 to Office Space, the evil bosses of the world never seem to catch a break.
The Devil Wears Prada is the latest in that line and an indictment of the fashion magazine industry, based on author Lauren Weisberger's experience as an assistant to the notoriously fussy Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The film follows every tradition we've come to expect from this genre: Plucky yet unrefined Andrea (she rides the subway!) is fresh off the boat from college. She soon lucks into a job offer from Runway editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), and we know from the first scene it's going to be a terrible match.
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Mona (Nathalie Press) is a disaffected teen living in the English countryside. Feeling alienated from her ex-con born-again brother Phil (Paddy Considine) who's turned their family bar into a makeshift church, she strikes up a friendship with Tamsin (Emily Blunt), a boarding school student at home for the summer. Tamsin, too, has some grief in her life. Her unfaithful father never gives her the time of day, and she has yet to get over the death of her sister. Tamsin and Mona's combined disillusionment and loneliness slowly turns to affection, and the two begin a passionate affair.
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Mona (Natalie Press) is a plain and provincial redheadwith an artistic bent, sexually gullible and unsure of herself. She's beenmiserable since her caretaker older brother (the superb Paddy Considine)returned from prison, adamantly (read: desperately) clinging to newfoundborn-again Christianity.
Tamsin (Emily Blunt) is a brazen, sultry hothouse brunettebooted from a series of private schools ("Apparently I'm a bad influence")and seemingly haunted by the death of her anorexic sister while stayingthe summer at her neglectful daddy's manse in the hills above Mona's depressedYorkshire factory town.
When they meet, this pair with nothing in common discoversan addicting synergy between them that escalates into obsession that knowsfew boundaries, be they psychological or even sexual. "If you leaveme, I'll kill you," they swear to each other as if it were the mostloving promise in the world.
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23rd February, 1983
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