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Poltergeist - Teaser Trailer


Finding the perfect house is an important part of starting a family. But for one family, the perfect house may not be all that they first thought. The Bowen family, Eric (Sam Rockwell), Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt), Kendra (Saxon Sharbino), Griffin (Kyle Catlett) and young Madison (Kennedi Clements) are in for a terrifying surprise, when they discover that their estate was built upon the sight of an ancient graveyard. But rather than realising there is an army of vengeful spirits, they are under attack from a horrific poltergeist. When they seek help from paranormal expert Carrigan Burke (Jared Harris), the poltergeist itself begins to discover everyone's true inner fear, and uses it against them.

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Jane Adams - Screening of Magnolia Pictures 'Drinking Buddies' at ArcLight Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 15th August 2013

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Jane Adams, Sophia Takal, Kent Osborne, Larry Fessenden and David Siskind - Jane Adams, Sophia Takal, Kent Osborne, Larry Fessenden, David Siskind Saturday 3rd November 2012 AFI Fest - 'All The Light In The Sky' - Special Screening - Arrivals

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Restless Review


Excellent
Van Sant returns to his earthy-airy style for this story of a young man coming to terms with the concept of mortality. It's effortlessly honest, with edgy humour balancing the dark themes. Although it's also diluted by commercial sensibilities.

After his parents are killed in a car crash, the thoughtful young Enoch (Hopper) becomes obsessed with death, attending random funerals and chatting to Hiroshi (Kase), the ghost of a young kamikaze pilot. The at one memorial service, Enoch is rumbled by Annabel (Wasikowska), who pursues a friendship with him. As they become closer, Enoch learns that the sparky Annabel has a fatal illness, which means he can no longer put off dealing with the fact that death is actually part of life.

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Restless Trailer


Enoch is a quiet teenage boy with an unusual hobby: he likes to attend funerals. Not just the funerals of relatives but funerals of people he's never met. While attending one funeral, he sees a mysterious girl about his age. 

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The Lie Trailer


Lonnie's life is boring. His marriage to free spirit Clover has suddenly become dull and isn't half as exciting as it was in the early days of their relationship. Their lives revolve around their gorgeous baby daughter, Xana, who Lonnie loves to pieces.

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Jane Adams - Wednesday 23rd June 2010 at Paramount Studios Los Angeles, California

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Jane Adams - Sunday 17th January 2010 at Golden Globe Awards Los Angeles, California

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Jane Adams Thursday 30th July 2009 2009 Cable's Summer Press Tour - Day 3 Los Angeles, California

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Alexander The Last Review


Very Good
For the last couple of years, filmmaker Joe Swanberg has been one of the unofficial "people to watch" in the indie movie world. A passionate participant in the "mumblecore" movement, he gained attention with Hannah Takes the Stairs in 2007, and scored solid reviews (including mine) with 2008's Nights and Weekends. With Alexander the Last, Swanberg aspires to the next level -- in story scope, character development, and artistic commentary -- and just misses the mark.

It's not for lack of trying. Swanberg builds a loose character setup within an ambitious background of reality and artifice. He asks us to consider when intimacy is true, when it is simply make-believe, and when the hell we should be able to tell the difference.

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Mumford Review


Very Good
Mumford reminded me how nice it is to forget yourself in the midst of a good story - Lawrence Kasdan's (The Big Chill, Grand Canyon) latest charm will keep you grinning. Speaking of smiles (and tangents), this is a great film for anyone who likes to look at mouths; I haven't seen so many close-ups of teeth and gums since the last time I went to the dentist!

Loren Dean (Enemy of the State, Apollo 13) does a decent job as Dr. Mumford, the most popular psychologist in the small town to which he just moved. Listening attentively to the tormented visitors of the treatment couch, his apparent peace of mind and even temper become infectious. Ubiquitously available and sounding less like a shrink than a wise uncle who gives just enough advice at just the right time, it's no wonder Dr. Mumford is everyone's favorite confidant. But will those he's helped to see through their own faults be just as understanding if they find out the truth of his past?

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A Fish In The Bathtub Review


OK
Mildly funny but mostly flat, this Jerry Stiller-Anne Meara collaboration (a real life married couple) has the pair splitting up and trying to reconcile. He's difficult, she's intolerant. Their kids get caught in the middle. Just not that humorous, even though there really is a fish in the bathtub.

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Songcatcher Review


OK

Wonderfully chameleonic actress Janet McTeer ("The King Is Alive," "Tumbleweeds") gives another of her distinctive and deeply immersed performances in "Songcatcher" as a priggish 1900s music scholar.

A terse, obstinate, overeducated woman who is deeply resentful at having been passed up for a promotion to full professor at her university (in favor of a man), she abandons civilization for a spell to visit her sister (Jane Adams), a teacher at a very remote one-room school in the Appalachian Mountains.

McTeer's intense and austere performance serves the story well as her character makes the discovery of her professional life while reluctantly roughing it with the rustic locals: The isolated society of struggling mountain people has preserved, intact, for hundreds of years the Scots-Irish folk songs carried to the New World by their ancestors.

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The Anniversary Party Review


Good

Making a Hollywood story with a decidedly un-Hollywood flair, co-writers, co-directors and co-stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming take a casual, almost guerilla approach to their collaborative conception called "The Anniversary Party."

It's a shoestring production shot cinema vérité style in which these two gifted journeyman actors play a shaky show biz couple throwing themselves a sixth anniversary bash even though they've just recently and tentatively reconciled after a big infidelity blow-up.

Their guests -- movie stars, directors, industry types and hangers-on -- seem vaguely uncomfortable congratulating Sally and Joe Therrian (Leigh and Cumming) on their longevity under the circumstances. But in a town where fakery is the norm, it's easy for everyone to put on a happy face -- even the non-industry next-door neighbors (Denis O'Hare and Mina Badie) who have been invited only in an attempt to ease tensions over a barking dog dispute that's threatening to turn legal.

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Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Review


Very Good

Having dabbled in John Malkovich's mind in "Being John Malkovich," then delved into his own neurotic noggin in "Adaptation," ingeniously idiosyncratic screenwriter Charlie Kaufman wraps his head around themes of lucid-dreaming and lost love in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," and once again hits the Freudian jackpot.

A melancholy metaphysical romance about how human beings are the sum of their experiences, this distinctively surreal, meditative fable takes place largely inside the rapidly dissolving memories of a dejected sad sack named Joel Barish (Jim Carrey), who hopes to end a crippling case of heartbreak by having his ex-girlfriend (Kate Winslet) electronically expunged from his cerebellum in a makeshift CAT-scan procedure performed by a dubious back-alley doctor (Tom Wilkinson) and his nerdy house-call technicians.

To augment the film's sublimely disorienting narrative -- parts of which run backwards as Joel's discordant recent memories are boiled away before his more melodious earlier ones -- director Michel Gondry opens with an unsteady shot of Joel wobbling out of his unfolded sofa-bed on Valentine's Day 2004, the morning after his selective lobotomy.

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Poltergeist Trailer

Poltergeist Trailer

Finding the perfect house is an important part of starting a family. But for one...

Restless Movie Review

Restless Movie Review

Van Sant returns to his earthy-airy style for this story of a young man coming...

Restless Trailer

Restless Trailer

Enoch is a quiet teenage boy with an unusual hobby: he likes to attend funerals....

The Lie Trailer

The Lie Trailer

Lonnie's life is boring. His marriage to free spirit Clover has suddenly become dull and...

Alexander The Last Movie Review

Alexander The Last Movie Review

For the last couple of years, filmmaker Joe Swanberg has been one of the unofficial...

Mumford Movie Review

Mumford Movie Review

Mumford reminded me how nice it is to forget yourself in the midst of a...

The Anniversary Party Movie Review

The Anniversary Party Movie Review

I have long admired Jennifer Jason Leigh for her courage in the face of critical...

Adaptation Movie Review

Adaptation Movie Review

Wrap your noodle around this one. Real-life screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich; Human...

Happiness Movie Review

Happiness Movie Review

Holy smokes.Happiness has been mired in controversy for the entire year, and not without good...

Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events Movie Review

Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events Movie Review

(Proofread pending)Jim Carrey makes a four-course meal of the Tim-Burtonesque surreal scenery in "Lemony Snicket's...

Songcatcher Movie Review

Songcatcher Movie Review

Wonderfully chameleonic actress Janet McTeer ("The King Is Alive," "Tumbleweeds") gives another of her distinctive...

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