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'Iron Man 3' Director Says Film's Villain Was Changed From Female To Male Because Of Toy Sales


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Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has shed new light on the sexism in the movie industry, by describing how the villain in the 2013 Marvel film had to be changed from female to male, to help toy sales. Speaking to Uproxx, Black said that after the draft of the film’s script was finished, he received a memo saying the villain’s gender had to be changed to male, because a female toy wouldn't sell as well.

Shane BlackShane Black has revealed how Iron Man 3’s villain was changed from male to female.

“All I’ll say is this, on the record: There was an early draft of Iron Man 3 where we had an inkling of a problem,” Black began. “Which is that we had a female character who was the villain in the draft.” The character is thought to be Rebecca Hall’s Maya Hansen, who ended up having a much smaller part.

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Genius Trailer


Thomas Wolfe was a writer who was used to rejection. His constantly lengthy novels didn't seem to appeal to the vast majority of publishers out there and most editors were fazed by his compulsion to write hundreds of pages.

Not willing to give up on his talent, Wolfe send his pages to Maxwell Perkins, the man who originally published Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When Thomas is summoned to Maxwell's office, he presumes he's once again about to be told that he's been unsuccessful but the chance to meet a man who's had so much literary influence is too much to pass up. The meeting begins as Wolfe thinks it would but he's soon informed by Perkins that the company will take on Wolfe's latest book.

Wolfe and Perkins form a close relationship, Wolfe still delivering copious amounts of words and Perkins seemingly the only man capable of editing them.  As their personal and professional relationship deepens, Perkins is taken in more and more by the acclaimed genius.

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'Neighbours' Alumns Kylie Minogue And Guy Pearce To Work Together Again On New Movie


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Former ‘Neighbours’ alumni Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce are set to reunite when they star in a new movie together, marking the first time they’ve been on set together since their Ramsay Street days over nearly 30 years ago.

They’re both set to work on comedy movie Flammable Children under the aegis of director Stephan Elliott, whom Pearce has worked with before on ‘90s cult classic The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Radha Mitchell, star of London Has Fallen, is also due to feature in the film.

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Dakota Johnson To Join Already Awesome Cast Of 'Black Mass'?


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Dakota Johnson, the actress who is to play Anastasia Steele in next year's Fifty Shades of Grey movie, is reportedly being eyed to play Johnny Depp's love interest in Black Mass.

Dakota JohnsonDakota Johnson Could Line Up Alongside Johnny Depp

The movie directed by Out of the Furnace filmmaker Scott Cooper tells the story of Boston crime king-pin turned fugitive Whitey Bulger who was the leader of the notorious Winter Hill King. He topped the FBI's list of most wanted criminals before disappearing without trace for over a decade. The Great Gatsby actor Joel Edgerton is slated to star opposite Depp as crooked FBI agent John Connolly, who was tasked with tracking down Bulger but aided in his disappearance, reports Deadline.com.

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Robert Pattinson To Play Photographer In James Dean 'Life' Biopic


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Robert Pattinson has been cast as photographer Dennis Stock, AKA close friend of James Dean, in a biopic about the legendary actor's relationship with the press and the run up to the 1955 film, East of Eden, E! News has confirmed. Rugged rebel Dean will be played by the 27 year-old Chronicle star, Dane DeHaan.

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The Twilight star will play Stock, a photographer for Life magazine who was working for the Magnum agency when he was assigned the shoot of a lifetime: to photograph the Rebel Without A Cause actor. The pair fostered a friendship together as Stock travelled with Dean across America as the latter went about his movie star business whilst the former captured some of the most famous images of the actor.

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Edinburgh International Film Festival - Was This The Best Ever?


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Who says austerity and cuts are damaging enthusiasm for the arts? Well, a lot of people, and they very much are, but that didn’t stop people snapping up tickets for the Edinburgh film festival this year as the annual fortnight of burgeoning talent in the field of world cinema.

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Chief executive Ken Hay said: "We are delighted with how audiences have engaged with this year’s Festival. As well as the increase in the number of admissions, there have been unprecedented levels of online interaction across multiple digital platforms. Our planning for the 68th EIFF in 2014 is well underway: Chris Fujiwara and his team have already started to construct another programme that will offer hidden gems, discoveries and films to challenge and dare our growing audience."

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Guy Pearce and Kate Mestitz - 'Iron Man 3' Los Angeles premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 24th April 2013

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Guy Pearce and Kate Mestitz
Guy Pearce and Kate Mestitz
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Guy Pearce and Kate Mestitz

Guy Pearce - 'Iron Man 3' Los Angeles premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre - Outside Arrivals - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 24th April 2013

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Stars Talk Iron Man 3 Ahead Of Hollywood Premiere [Video]


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The Hollywood red carpet premiere for one of the most anticipated films of the year, Iron Man 3, takes place tonight (April 24, 2013) and ahead of the big evening, several of the cast's stars gave their thoughts on what has still be a largely-guarded secret. There's well over half an hour of footage for you tuck into below, including interviews with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall and, of course, Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr and his shady nemesis for the third instalment, Sir Ben Kingsley - who plays The Mandarin. 

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Iron Man 3 Stills Show Robert Downey Jr In Full Armour (Pictures)


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It's been a big week for fans of Iron Man 3, with a brand new TV spot airing during the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, confirmation that Gywneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts will be suiting up alongside Robert Downey Jr and, now, some brand new stills from Marvel's new movie. The Avengers destroyed box-office records this summer, though Downey Jr's return as Tony Stark could make it another huge year for the studio. This time, Mr Stark is up against a brand-new foe in Ben Kingsley's Mandarin, his toughest test to date.

Robert Downey JrTony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man 3

Paltrow's Potts is the most prominent of the supporting cast and rumors that she'd be donning a suit of armour of her own were confirmed in this week's new TV spot. Speculation first emerged after images of LEGO's new Iron Man 3 series were leaked online, showing a female character in an Iron Man-esque suit. In the promo, Potts lands on-top of Stark in a protective stance, saying, "I got you." It appears as though the new movie follows Pepper's storyline in the 'Invincible Iron Man' comic book series, in which she took on the hero name Rescue and helped Tony Stark's alter-ego on his missions.

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Iron Man 3 Trailer


Tony Stark may be Iron Man, but he's feeling less than unbreakable these days. Plagued by nightmares and guilty feelings, he is forced to doubt himself and his ability to protect himself and the ones he loves against a new enemy; the formidably ruthless Mandarin. His doubts are only amplified when his world and his power source are brutally snatched from him and left to burn at the hands of his enemy and he is left with his own internal strengths and resourcefulness alone to find the perpetrator and end his reign of terror. Stark is finally made to confront himself and his superhero identity as Mandarin sets out to prove there are no real heroes in the world.

The third instalment of this Marvel adventure, 'Iron Man 3' is set to be the most hard-hitting of the movies so far with questions being raised less about Iron Man and more about the true Tony Stark and his deeper abilities. It has been directed by Shane Black (the writer of the 'Lethal Weapon' film series) who also co-wrote the comic action flick with Drew Pearce ('Lip Service', 'No Heroics'). It is set for a spectacular release in cinemas on April 26th 2013 in the UK.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, Paul Bettany, William Sadler, Stan Lee, Yvonne Zima, Dale Dickey, Ashley Hamilton, Ty Simpkins, Spencer Garrett,

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Lance Armstrong Movie: 10 Actors Who Could Play The Disgraced Cyclist (Pictures)


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As was widely expected, a movie about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is set to go into production after Bad Robot partners JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk snapped up the rights to Juliet Macur’s forthcoming book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, reports Deadline.com. Macur – a sports reporter for The New York Times – has covered Armstrong’s career for over a decade, through the cyclist’s Tour de France wins, his recovery from cancer and eventual doping revelations. The American had denied using performance enhancing drugs for years, though finally admitted to cheating during a much-publicized interview with Oprah Winfrey last week.

Sony Pictures has long had an Armstrong movie project in the works, though that movie was dropped when the cyclist’s fall from grace began. It was set to star Jake Gyllenhaal and would have told the ‘American hero’ narrative of Armstrong’s rollercoaster career. Of course, the story has changed dramatically and Abrams film will focus on a cheat who pays a high price for his lies. As movie writer Mike Fleming Jr reports, the whole thing is reminiscent of when Tom Cruise and Cameron Crowe made a deal with Phil Spector to tell the story of the producer’s life story, though the director went on record as saying the film “lacked a good third act.” That was obviously provided shortly afterwards when Spector was convicted of shooting the actress Lana Clarkson, but Universal, Crowe and Cruise never went forward with the project. It’s likely that JJ Abrams and his team will tackle the Armstrong project head on, but who could play the man himself? Who has the presence to portray such a complex character on-screen? Here’s 10 actors who we think could become Lance:

Jake Gyllenhaal, Source Code PremiereCould Jake Gyllenhall Play Lance Armstrong?

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'Jack Irish' Starring Guy Pearce Released On Dvd Jan 28th 2013

Posted on 14 January 2013

'Jack Irish' Starring Guy Pearce Released On Dvd Jan 28th 2013

Fingers Crossed: Kristen Wiig In The Running For Anchorman 2 Role


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We’re praying this latest rumor from The Wrap has got some substance to it. According to the movie industry insiders, Kristen Wiig is a likely candidate to play the role of Steve Carell’s love interest in the Anchorman sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, for Paramount Pictures. Currently, no cast members have been selected, beyond the core few that we already know and love.

The new Anchorman instalment is being directed by Adam McKay, with Judd Apatow on production duties – under the Apatow Productions banner. We reckon Wiig would make a perfect addition to the Anchorman cast – she’s already proven her comic chops with the hit movie Bridesmaids, and we sense that her deadpan acting style would make for some raucous ROFL moments if she were cast alongside Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and Steve Carell in the sequel to the 2004 hit. Anchorman fetched around $85 million at the box office and we’d put our money on a sequel being even more successful.

Kristen Wiig is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood right now, thanks to the success of Bridesmaids. She recently starred in Imogene, an indie film that featured at the Toronto International Film Festival. She also been busy filming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Hateship Friendship, along with Guy Pearce

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Iron Man 3 Trailer


Tony Stark may be Iron Man, but he's feeling less than unbreakable these days. Plagued by nightmares and guilty feelings, he is forced to doubt himself and his ability to protect himself and the ones he loves against a new enemy; the formidably ruthless Mandarin. His doubts are only amplified when his world and his power source are brutally snatched from him and left to burn at the hands of his enemy and he is left with his own internal strengths and resourcefulness alone to find the perpetrator and end his reign of terror. Stark is finally made to confront himself and his superhero identity as Mandarin sets out to prove there are no real heroes in the world.

The third instalment of this Marvel adventure, 'Iron Man 3' is set to be the most hard-hitting of the movies so far with questions being raised less about Iron Man and more about the true Tony Stark and his deeper abilities. It has been directed by Shane Black (the writer of the 'Lethal Weapon' film series) who also co-wrote the comic action flick with Drew Pearce ('Lip Service', 'No Heroics'). It is set for a spectacular release in cinemas on April 26th 2013 in the UK.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, Paul Bettany, William Sadler, Stan Lee, Yvonne Zima, Dale Dickey, Ashley Hamilton, Ty Simpkins & Spencer Garrett.

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Iron Man 3 Teaser Trailer Does The Trick


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A brief but effective teaser trailer of the upcoming 3rd installment of the Iron Man series of movies has been released online.

Those cheeky devils at Marvel certainly do know how to tickle our movie-going-tastebuds. The 18 second trailer sees various scenes from the film, utterly rife with drama and intrigue. Tony Stark AKA Iron Man being harassed by the press, Pepper Potts in hysterical tears, overcome by fear as we see her trapped in something metal, somewhere dark, and Ben Kingsley who plays the hero's arch nemesis The Mandarin, loading a gun. None of it's surprising, but nothing could excite us more. As yet, the film is a long way off, but tomorrow (23rd Oct 2012) sees the release of the official full length trailer, which is just enough to keep us satisfied until the release of the movie.

Robert Downey Jr. again stars as the eponymous hero, and Gwyneth Paltrow returns to her role as his love interest, but this film will also include newbies Guy Pearce (Memento) and Rebecca Hall (Frost/Nixon), as the creators of a virus. ABC News reports a brief synopsis for the film, which reads: "With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?" A question everyone wants to know the answer to, but even with the trailer released tomorrow, we'll have to wait another 6 and a half months to find out! Iron Man 3 is set for release May 3rd 2013.


Lawless Review


Extraordinary
Director Hillcoat and musician-turned-screenwriter Cave previously worked together back home in Australia on the dark Western The Proposition, and now they have reunited in America for this true story set during Prohibition in the early 1930s. Unsurprisingly, it plays out like a Western. And it also features two of The Proposition's memorable actors, Pearce and Taylor.

The story centres on the three Bondurant brothers in rural Virginia. Eldest sibling Forrest (Hardy) runs the family moonshine business with middle brother Howard (Clarke). But the younger Jack (LaBeouf) wants in on the action and secretly teams up with whiz-kid Cricket (DeHaan) to speed up production and sell their wares to a big-city gangster (Oldman). Then slimy city-slicker Federal Agent Rakes (Pearce) arrives, determined to stop bootlegging no matter who he has to torture and kill. Meanwhile, a sexy barmaid (Chastain) with a shady past arrives to distract Forrest, while Jack daringly woos the rebellious daughter (Wasikowska) of the local preacher.

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Guy Pearce Thursday 23rd August 2012 Guy Pearce on 'Extra' at The Grove

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Guy Pearce and ArcLight Cinemas Wednesday 22nd August 2012 The premiere of 'Lawless' at ArcLight Cinemas - Outside

Guy Pearce and Arclight Cinemas
Guy Pearce and Arclight Cinemas
Guy Pearce and Arclight Cinemas

Nick Cave, Guy Pearce and Shia LaBeouf - Nick Cave, Guy Pearce, Shia LaBeouf, Wednesday 22nd August 2012 at the premiere of 'Lawless' at ArcLight Cinemas

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Nick Cave, Guy Pearce and Shia Labeouf
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Nick Cave
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Nick Cave and Arclight Cinemas

Lawless Trailer


The Bondurant Brothers, Forrest, Howard and Jack, take up lawless methods of achieving the American Dream during the Depression in Franklin County, Virginia. Soon their illegal money-making schemes, including selling their home brewed moonshine in their saloon, attract the attention of the local law enforcement who recruit a corrupt inner-city cop, Charlie Rakes, to break the brothers and force them to give him shares in their profits. In an attempt to gain his brothers' respect and win the heart of the pure and well brought up Bertha who seeks danger and excitement, the suggestible and smart Jack partners with the brutal and, quite frankly, untrustworthy city gangster Floyd Banner - things start to become strained for the Bondurants when the 'indestructible' Forrest is seriously injured and loyalty among the brothers is questioned.

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Logan Marshall-Green, Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace Friday 1st June 2012 Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Ridley Scottt, Noomi Rapace and Guy Pearce visit 34 restaurant for a late dinner

Logan Marshall-green, Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace
Logan Marshall-green, Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace
Logan Marshall-green, Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace
Logan Marshall-green, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace
Logan Marshall-green, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace
Logan Marshall-green, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace

Guy Pearce Friday 1st June 2012 leaving Claridges hotel

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Guy Pearce Thursday 31st May 2012 leaving his London hotel to attend the 'Prometheus' UK film premiere

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Guy Pearce and Empire Leicester Square Thursday 31st May 2012 'Prometheus' UK film premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals.

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Guy Pearce and Empire Leicester Square
Guy Pearce and Empire Leicester Square
Guy Pearce and Empire Leicester Square
Guy Pearce and Empire Leicester Square
Guy Pearce and Empire Leicester Square

Prometheus Review


Excellent
There are clear echoes of Scott's last outer space thriller (1979's Alien) in this big, bold film, but this is something very different. It's certainly not a clear prequel. And even if the plot is full of holes, it's utterly mesmerising.

When archaeologists Shaw and Holloway (Rapace and Marshall-Green) figure out that ancient civilisations share a map to a specific star system, the Weyland CEO (Pearce) funds a two-year mission to get answers about the origin of humanity. Led by Weyland crony Vickers (Theron) and Captain Janek (Elba), Shaw and Holloway are accompanied by a helpful android (Fassbender) and a team of not-so-enthusiastic scientists. But what they find on this distant moon isn't what they expected, and the remnants of this civilisation aren't as dead as they seem.

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Guy Pearce and Cannes Film Festival Saturday 19th May 2012 'Lawless' photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Guy Pearce and Cannes Film Festival
Guy Pearce and Cannes Film Festival
Guy Pearce and Cannes Film Festival
Guy Pearce and Cannes Film Festival

Prometheus Trailer


Sir Ridley Scott's first sci-fi film since 1982 film Blade Runner, 'Prometheus' is set to be released on June 8th 2012.

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Guy Pearce Thursday 12th April 2012 promotes his new movie 'Lockout' during an interview

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Video - A Relaxed Guy Pearce Takes Part In Lockout Interview


Guy Pearce, star of the upcoming 'prison break' movie Lockout, discussed the film during a satellite interview promoting the film. Here, he discusses the fact that he performed most of his own stunts although didn't come out of the filming process unscathed. He details the battle wounds he's picked up over the course of his career, revealing that he still bears scars from his part in The Count Of Monte Cristo.

Unfortunately for all sci-fi and Ridley Scott fans, when he was questioned about the highly anticipated Alien prequel Prometheus, he remained tight lipped so not to drop any spoilers

Lockout Trailer


In the near future the world most secure prison MS1 houses the most dangerous prisoners on Earth, floating precariously above the atmosphere offering no chance of escape for the convicts. That is until one convict in particular makes things increasingly inconvenient for those below him on Earth as he manages to unlock the cells of each prisoner, with an ensuing mass riot making things even more uncomfortable for authoritarians. What's worse is that the President's daughter, Emilie Warnock, just so happens to be on board the galactic detention centre. A rescue operation must be formed and ex-agent Snow takes on the lone mission to ensure her safe return as well as restore order in the prison.

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Seeking Justice Trailer


Wil and Laura Gerard are a married couple who are still very much in love with each other. Shortly after celebrating their wedding anniversary, Wil gets horrifying news: his wife was brutally assaulted and raped while walking home one night.

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Guy Pearce and Golden Globe Sunday 15th January 2012 The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Golden Globes 2012) HBO after party held at Circa 55 Restaurant

Guy Pearce and Golden Globe
Guy Pearce and Golden Globe

Guy Pearce and Kate Mestitz - Guy Pearce and Kate Mestitz Saturday 14th January 2012 9th Annual G'Day USA Gala held at the Grand Ballroom inside the Hollywood & Highland Center - Arrivals

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Guy Pearce and Kate Mestitz
Guy Pearce and Kate Mestitz
Guy Pearce and Kate Mestitz
Guy Pearce and Kate Mestitz
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Prometheus Trailer


In the future, Elizabeth Shaw leads a team of explorers into the furthest reaches of the universe, in order to discover the origins of human life. Things turn disastrous when they end up stranded on a distant planet. What the explorers discover could not only answer the question of how humans came to be but could also bring about our destruction.

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Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Review


Excellent
This inventive horror film plays to our deepest childhood fears. It's like a demented variation on The Borrowers, and first-rate acting and effects work combine to thoroughly creep us out.

Shy, artistic 8-year-old Sally (Madison) moves across the country to live with her architect dad Alex (Pearce) and his designer girlfriend Kim (Holmes) in a massive old Rhode Island mansion. But she soon starts hearing strange noises, and after discovering a boarded-up basement studio, things start getting a bit freaky. But how can she convince her sceptical father and the stepmum she doesn't trust that there's something in the house that wants to tear the family apart? Even after the handyman (Thompson) is attacked, Alex continues his renovations so he can lure a buyer (Dale).

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Guy Pearce and BAFTA Saturday 17th September 2011 9th Annual BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party - Arrivals

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Guy Pearce and Bafta
Guy Pearce and Bafta
Guy Pearce and Bafta

Guy Pearce and Nick Adams - Guy Pearce and Nick Adams New York City, USA - Opening night after party for the Broadway musical production of 'Priscilla Queen Of The Desert' held at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers. Sunday 20th March 2011

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Guy Pearce and Nick Adams

Animal Kingdom Review


Very Good
Gritty, harsh and extremely well-acted, this Australian crime drama really gets into the skin of its central characters. So even if the plot meanders rather badly in the final act, it holds our interest and sympathy.

When his mother dies of a heroin overdose, 17-year-old Josh (Frecheville) goes to live with his grandmother Janine (Weaver), whom he hardly knows. He also meets his four uncles (Mendelsohn, Edgerton, Ford and Stapleton), a criminal gang that's being hunted by a tenacious detective (Pearce). Even though he's only watching from the sidelines as his uncles try to change their way of making a living, Josh gets completely entangled in their shady dealings. And as the police start watching him as well, he starts to realise that he'll sink if he doesn't learn to swim.

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The King's Speech Review


Extraordinary

Momentous historical events add a remarkable kick to this fascinating personal drama, which is based on journal entries and firsthand accounts. besides being hugely entertaining, the film also gives Colin Firth yet another meaty role to dive into.

In 1925, Bertie (Firth), the Duke of York, is paralysed with fear when required to speak in public. After unsuccessful treatment for his stammer, his wife Elizabeth (Bonham Carter) locates unorthodox speech therapist Lionel Logue (Rush), an Australian who insists on familiarity even with the royals. But as Bertie begins to make progress, his life takes a dramatic turn when his brother Edward VIII (Pearce) abdicates the throne, leaving Bertie in place as George VI just as war breaks out with Germany. Now the nation really needs to hear his voice.

The sharp, often very witty script has the ring of truth to it, refusing to overplay big events or to create some miracle cinematic cure that sees Bertie rising to inspiring orator status. Even though it's still extremely crowd-pleasing, it's a much more complex story centring on the man behind the stutter, exploring the intimate, difficult journey Bertie must have taken before he was so suddenly thrust into the limelight.

As with last year's A Single Man, Firth invests the role with layered subtext that gives Bertie a fully fledged inner life far beyond the astute screenplay.
It's a beautiful performance that tells us as much with a quiet sigh as it does with a razor-sharp line of dialog. His banter with the excellent Rush is also full of substance, while Bonham Carter not only uncannily captures the Queen Mother's physical presence but also the strength of the woman who, together with her husband, would so bravely lead Britain through the Blitz.

Visually, the film transcends the usual costume-drama approach, with expert direction from Hooper that beautifully plays with perspectives and textures.
Also notable is the way the camera quietly captures expansive backdrops that continually remind us (and Bertie) that there's a whole nation out there waiting for his next word. And along the way, we strongly identify with Bertie, which makes his journey takes both stirring and thrillingly inspiring.

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Trailer


Moving into a new house is a fun and exciting time for most kids, finding new places to explore and play there's always lots of dark corners to go and hide in, but what if there's something else hiding in those dark corners? When a young girl called Sally moves in with her father and his partner it quickly becomes apparent that sometimes things aren't just in your head and sometimes monsters really do jump out and get you.

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The Road Trailer


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The Hurt Locker Review


Excellent
It's intriguing to watch a battlefield movie that manages to be gritty and harrowing as well as sensitive and moving, but that's what Bigelow has done.

This is a film that often makes us flinch from the screen, mainly because of a superbly layered performance by Renner.

In war-torn Baghdad, the American bomb disposal team uses dry humour to cope with their job. But the new senior officer, James (Renner), is rather enigmatic and strange. His teammates Sanborn and Eldridge (Mackie and Geraghty) find his maverick attitude difficult, leading to tense exchanges in extreme situations.

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The Time Machine (2002) Review


Weak
Guy Pearce remakes his second film of the year with The Time Machine... and it's barely March. Unfortunately, he had considerably better luck with The Count of Monte Cristo than with this limp retread.

Then again, the original Time Machine wasn't really anything special - a bunch of bad makeup effects and a weak plot. This time out the makeup's better but the story's a total loss.

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The Count Of Monte Cristo Review


Good

The latest big screen adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo" has such a conspicuously clean Hollywood ending that, even though I've never read the book, I was suspicious and went online to bone up a little before writing this review.

Sure enough, even the central act of revenge that motivates this classic tale of obstinate, meticulous reprisal has been unduly rewritten to make for a cinematic and action-packed climax. The hero has been acquitted of his less honorable acts, the fates of characters have been drastically altered (those that haven't been dropped completely, that is), and comic relief has been shoehorned into the story so crudely you can almost see the impatient studio suit tapping his foot on the set and saying, "Can't this be funnier?"

Yet even with these gross departures, this "Count" has such a flavorful, popcorn-literature air about it that at its worst it still recalls the best of Golden Era swashbuckler flicks.

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Iron Man 3 Movie Review

Iron Man 3 Movie Review

Changing the writer and director for this third Iron Man movie turns out to be...

Iron Man 3 Trailer

Iron Man 3 Trailer

Tony Stark may have the woman of his dreams, the technological skills of a genius...

Iron Man 3 Trailer

Iron Man 3 Trailer

Tony Stark may be Iron Man, but he's feeling less than unbreakable these days. Plagued...

Iron Man 3 Trailer

Iron Man 3 Trailer

Tony Stark may be Iron Man, but he's feeling less than unbreakable these days. Plagued...

Lawless Movie Review

Lawless Movie Review

Director Hillcoat and musician-turned-screenwriter Cave previously worked together back home in Australia on the dark...

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