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Winning Formula Repeated: Jennifer Lawrence And Gary Ross Link Up For 'East Of Eden'

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Jennifer Lawrence will star in the movie version of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, and Hunger Games director Gary Ross will direct. The pair have proved to be a marketable duo with their work on the Hunger Games trilogy, and look to continue that success. Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer will produce.

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Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger Games: Catching Fire

East of Eden, written by the Nobel Prize-winning author Steinbeck – an American hero of literature – is set in the Salinas California. The story takes place at the dawn of the 20th century through until the end of the First World War. It’s a character drama, exploring themes of success, depravity, guilt and freedom.

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Jennifer Lawrence Re-Joins Gary Ross In Film Adaption Of 'East Of Eden'

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Jennifer Lawrence has signed on to star in a film adaption of the 1952 novel 'East of Eden' that was originally written by American author John Steinbeck.

Deadline reports the 23 year old actress is reteaming with 'The Hunger Games' director, Gary Ross, who parted ways with entertainment company Lionsgate after the first instalment of the science fiction franchise. Universal Pictures are behind the novels transformation to the big screen as Brian Grazier and Image Entertainment will produce, with Anna Culp as executive producer.

The novel is set in Salinas Valleys California, just before the beginning of World War I and follows the path of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, who loosely depict the biblical tale of Adam and Eve and the vicious rivalry of Cain and Abel.

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Jennifer Lawrence's Humour And 'Catching Fire' Trailer Impresses Fans At Comic-Con

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The Hunger Games Comic-Con 2013 panel was a huge success. Six of the upcoming sequel Catching Fire's actors sat on the panel. These included: Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen); Josh Hutcherson (Peeta); Jeffrey Wright (Beetee); Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale).

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Jennifer Lawrence at 66th Cannes Film Festival screening of Catching Fire.

Lawrence impressed fans with her anecdotes of clumsiness and her gentle humour. She commented on the difficulties she faced whilst filming physical scenes, stating "running and trying not to hit myself in the face with my bow, those were my two greatest challenges." She also referenced one scene in which she wears -in a propaganda photograph shoot- a vast wedding dress: five feet in diameter. Of the costume she said it "was one of the hardest things I've done in my life". 

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6th Annual Logo 'NewNowNext Awards'

Dan Ross and Gary Ross - 6th Annual Logo 'NewNowNext Awards' at the Fonda Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 13th April 2013

The Hunger Games Review

Proclaimed "the next big franchise" before production even began, this first chapter of Suzanne Collins' trilogy manages to live up to the hype. It's rare to see a blockbuster with such a sharp political sensibility. And the actors are terrific in complex roles.

In what was once North America, the ruling class demands an annual sacrifice of the 12 districts that once rebelled: each must select two teens, a boy and a girl, to battle in a wooded arena to the death, with the last one standing crowned victor. In the poor mining District 12, the tributes are ace archer Katniss (Lawrence) and muscly baker Peeta (Hutcherson), who forge an awkward friendship as they're thrust into the televised competition. Trained by Haymitch (Harrelson), promoted by Effie (Banks), groomed by Cinna (Kravitz), interviewed by Caesar (Tucci) - it's simply overwhelming.

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Los Angeles Premiere Of 'The Hunger Games' Held At Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals

Gary Ross Monday 12th March 2012 Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games' held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals

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Jennifer Lawrence - Teaser Trailer Trailer

In the not too distant future, America has been destroyed by drought, famine and fires. In its place, Panem has emerged, split into twelve districts and ruled over by the Capitol.

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The Tale Of Despereaux Review

The Tale of Despereaux began life as a children's book, and the animated film version does its best to reproduce the sounds of a storybook: The characters, especially the brave little titular mouse, are earnest rather than wisecracking, and Sigourney Weaver speaks in soothing, empathetic tones as the narrator, just like mom. The movie might have looked a bit more like a lush picture book, though, if it had been hand-drawn rather than computer-generated.

Computers are now the default tools of the animation world, of course, and animators have produced many stunning and even personal images using them. But the animation in Despereaux is hardly state-of-the-art, and so in exchange for that token modernity we get the same waxy, deformed humans a computer could've struggled with in the late nineties. The mammals fare a bit better, but the movie's limited charm comes from its old-fashioned, homespun quality, not CGI breeze rustling through tiny CGI mouse hairs.

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Big Review

Now an iconic, breakthrough performance for Tom Hanks, Big is 100% cotton candy fun, an Adam Sandler movie with more of a brain and a heart. Even a soul. The story has become timeless -- and it's kept Penny Marshall's career alive for almot 20 years now -- about a boy who sees that adults have everything that he doesn't, so he wishes to be "big." When he gets his wish, comedy and some touching moments where young Josh learns, real quick, about the difference between kids and grown-ups. Very funny, with good performances from everyone in the film. Though, if her kid was ostensibly kidnapped, why wouldn't mom (Mercedes Ruehl) call the cops?

Seabiscuit Review

Regular readers know (or are expected to know) that I enjoy only two sports: boxing and horse racing. Sadly, movies about these two subjects almost always suck, probably having something to do with the fact that most of boxing's competitors are egomaniacal sociopaths and that the typical horse race lasts for only two minutes.

And so we come to Seabiscuit, the true story of a small, unruly race horse of great breeding but poor disposition who found himself sold for scrap. Despite his attitude, he eventually became one of the greatest racers in history. (Believe it or not there's already been one Seabiscuit-inspired movie... the first one starring Shirley Temple.)

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Pleasantville Review

Not only does Pleasantville have more CGI effects than Titanic, it has more plot, better characters, and a more satisfying ending, too. Will it create the same kind of waves that the big boat did a year ago? Hardly, but discerning viewers not overcome by hype (see also The Truman Show) will probably agree with me that Pleasantvilleis truly one of the best films of the year.

Whereas Truman brought TV to a man's life, Pleasantvillebrings two teenagers to a TV show. Hasn't this been done? Well, yes, in a real stinker called Stay Tuned (1992, with John Ritter and Pam Dawber), but hopefully the dismal idiocy of that film won't color (so to speak) your judgement on this one. The plot really can't be condensed into a "TV Guide"-style logline, which means it requires a little thought to get into, but that really only enhances the moviegoing experience.

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Trial And Error (1997) Review

Michael Richards can usually do no wrong, but Trial and Error misfires enough to be mostly forgettable, though occasionally laugh-out-loud funny. In this very loose remake of the 1962 Peter Sellers film, we find Richards and Jeff Daniels stuck in Nevada in a mixed-up court case where the actor (Richards) is forced to represent a man (Rip Torn) accused of fraud while the real lawyer (Daniels) sits on the sidelines. Things run smoothly until, oddly, Daniels is tossed out of court, where he spends the remainder of the film nuzzling Charlize Theron and breaking up with his wife-to-be. After about 40 solid minutes, we're left with two lame romances, as Daniels' straight man devolves into a ridiculous hippie loser.
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