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Blade Runner 2049 - Announcement Trailer


The official announcement trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' is finally here and while we still know little about the plot, we do get a glimpse of Ryan Gosling in his leading role as Officer K. We see him approaching the wreckage of what looks like a blimp and then an empty building in which he comes across a gun-wielding Harrison Ford who returns as Rick Deckard. The movie is based 30 years after events in the first movie, the LAPD's Officer K is the new blade runner in town, but his job gets a lot more complicated when he uncovers the truth behind the replicants' existence and sets out to find the long lost Deckard.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Nearly Lost 'Doctor Strange' Role To Jared Leto Or Ryan Gosling


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Benedict Cumberbatch will make his superhero debut in next year in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. But it almost wasn’t to be for the ‘Sherlock’ actor, as his commitments to stage play Hamlet nearly cost him the role.

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Speaking to Empire magazine, the film’s director Scott Derrickson said that Cumberbatch was “the only actor we seriously considered” for the superhero role. But unfortunately, Cumberbatch had already signed on to play Hamlet at London’s Barbican in the autumn of 2015.

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Jared Leto To Portray Andy Warhol In New Biopic


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He’s already taken on the prestigious role of The Joker this year, but now Jared Leto is set to tackle the role of a real-life cultural icon, with the announcement that he’s to produce and star in a new biopic about Andy Warhol.

Leto, 44, has signed on to portray the legendary pop artist in a new biopic project simply titled Warhol. He will also co-produce the film alongside Michael De Luca, whose credits include The Social Network, Fifty Shades of Grey and Captain Phillips.

Terence Winter, best known for his writing work on hit TV shows ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’, is adapting the script for the project from Victor Bockris’ 1989 book ‘Warhol: The Biography’.

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It Sounds Like Jared Leto Is Also Disappointed About The Joker's Lack Of 'Suicide Squad' Screen Time


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Suicide Squad actor Jared Leto is just as disappointed as fans are about The Joker’s lack of screen time in the comic book movie. Despite being heavily featured in the film’s trailers, Leto’s Joker doesn’t appear much in the actual movie, with a lot of his scenes being left on the cutting room floor.

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When asked by IGN if he was upset about any of his scenes getting cut, the actor responded: “Were there any that didn’t get cut? I’m asking you, were there any that didn’t get cut? There were so many scenes that got cut from the movie, I couldn’t even start.

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Jared Leto Was Honoured To Be The Suicide Squad's Joker


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And he decided to take on the iconic supervillain Joker in the DC Comics thriller Suicide Squad. It's a brash move, but Leto says he loved the film's originality. "You can anticipate a lot of chaos and a hell of a lot of fun," he says. "And I think it's something completely different than other movies in the genre."

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An actor who also fronts a rock band (30 Seconds to Mars), Leto says he doesn't have a master plan, even after winning an Academy Award. "My career has had a nice slow burn," he says. "I never woke up one day and all of a sudden my life changed. And I'm grateful for that, because I think it has allowed me the time and space to adjust accordingly, to find out where and how I'm comfortable doing things. A little bit has been fate. Some of it's been design. Fame has never been a target for me."

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Suicide Squad Review

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DC Comics' villains team up for an overcrowded action movie that never quite finds its tone. Writer-director David Ayer takes a serious approach to an absurd premise, while the actors inject sparks of bitter humour. But with a thin plot and characters that are only superficially developed, the film struggles to grab hold of the audience. At least there's plenty of whizzy action mayhem.

With everyone worried that the next Superman might turn out to be a terrorist, government agent Amanda (Viola Davis) has a crazy idea to turn the most violent criminals in prison into an elite black ops team. These include gruff marksman Deadshot (Will Smith), mentally unstable sexpot Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), archaeologist-turned-enchantress June (Cara Delevingne), Aussie killer Boomerang (Courtney), fire-maker Diablo (Jay Hernandez), swordswoman Katana (Karen Fukuhara) and man-monster Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). Each of these psychos has a personal weakness Amanda and team leader Rick (Joel Kinnaman) plan to leverage to keep them under control. Meanwhile, Harley's main squeeze Joker (Jared Leto) is trying to help her escape. Oh, and a meta-human wants to decimate humanity.

Ayer introduces each character with his or her own mini-montage, including snippets of back-story and cameos from the likes of Batman (Ben Affleck). These flashbacks continue throughout the movie, stirring emotion into various characters' decision-making processes. But that's about it as far as depth goes, and the script never imagines anything more original than pining after a lost love, missing a child or feeling guilty about past mistakes. While this adds a bit of interest, it never generates any proper connections, either between the characters or with the audience.

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Jared Leto Knows He's Walking Upon Hallowed Ground With Joker Role


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Jared Leto has some big shoes to fill when it comes to playing The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. In 1989’s Batman the role was taken on by the legendary Jack Nicholson then in 2008 The Joker was reimagined through Heath Ledger’s portrayal in The Dark Knight, but now it’s Leto’s turn to make the role his own.

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“You’re kind of walking upon hallowed ground, and it deserves the very best that you can do,” the Oscar winner told Entertainment Weekly. “It takes over your life and that’s what I needed to do for myself.”

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Justice League, Green Lantern, Suicide Squad: Ten Upcoming DC Comics Movies


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Losing track of the upcoming DC Comics movies? We're here to help you out with that, and stop you getting confused with Marvel. All you need to know right now is that 'Suicide Squad' comes this summer and we'll be seeing a lot more of Batman and Superman over the next four years.

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Here's the DC schedule so far:

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Suicide Squad Trailer


When there's nowhere left to turn, the bad guys might just turn out to be your only option. Amanda Waller is the leader of a task force who keeps on losing members of her team, she comes up with an idea to form a specialised task force formed with some of the most dangerous criminals that are currently in jail.

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Arkham Asylum Is Open: Meet The Suicide Squad - Trailer + Pictures


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Too often are we made to see the world through the eyes of a superhero. Too often are we presented with a black and white view of good and evil. 'Suicide Squad' brings you the ultimate nemesis team, promised freedom in return for saving the world. Can they do it? Or is destruction just their nature?

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The gates of Arkham Asylum have opened, and the horror within unleashed. They've been enlisted on a top secret black ops mission that only they can perform. The future depends now on the so-called villains and not the heroes. Ahead of the August premiere, we delve into the membership of the Suicide Squad:

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Jared Leto Publicly Apologises To Taylor Swift After Video Emerges Of Him Critiquing Her Music


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Jared Leto has apologised to Taylor Swift after a video emerged online of him critiquing tracks from her album 1989. The video was posted by TMZ on Monday but appeared to have been recorded a few months back, when Leto and his bandmates were listening to Swift’s music in the studio for a bit of inspiration.

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In the video, a pink-haired Leto is first played ‘Welcome To New York, the opening track from 1989. ‘Oh I don’t like this at all. Next,’ Leto says. The Oscar-winner is then played mega-hit ‘Blank Space’, which he seems more positive on.

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Jared Leto - LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell And Alejandro G Inarritu, Presented By Gucci at LACMA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th November 2015

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Jared Leto - LACMA Art + Film Gala 2015 - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th November 2015

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Star Wars, Suicide Squad And Bryan Cranston: The Best Moments Of Comic-Con 2015


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As usual the San Diego Comic-Con International was the place to be for comic and movie fans across the globe. Not only were a ton of new trailers unveiled, but loads of questions were answered and there were some pretty interesting moments in between.

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Comic-Con 2015 was, as usual, a roaring success with attendees desperate to learn more about the upcoming 'Star Wars' movie and, of course, 'Batman v Superman'. But that wasn't all that gripped the world at this year's event; and here are but a few moments of pure joy from SDCC 2015.

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Jared Leto - Celebrities attend 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall in Beverly Hills. at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Jared Leto - The 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th January 2014

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Jimmy Fallon Gives Oscar-Winning Actor Jared Leto A Beard Trim On 'Tonight Show'


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Academy Award-winning actor and singer Jared Leto has been sporting a rather lengthy beard as of late, but when he stopped by the 'Tonight Show' on Wednesday (Aug 20th), host Jimmy Fallon offered to give the 42 year-old's facial hair a much needed trim.

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Fallon gave Leto a surprise beard trim on the 'Tonight Show'

During the interview Fallon advised Leto to "take the beard down a notch," which seemed perfect timing as the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman replied, "I have been asked to do some resurrections lately."

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Jared Leto - 30 Seconds to Mars perform live in concert - West Palm Beach, Florida, United States - Friday 8th August 2014

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Jared Leto - Thirty Seconds to Mars perform live at Cruzan Amphitheatre as part of the Carnivores Tour - Florida, United States - Saturday 9th August 2014

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Young, Rich And In Ibiza - The Perfect Setup For A Justin Bieber/Kendall Jenner Fling?


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Despite recent events, it looks like Justin Bieber still has his fans, especially among the celebrity crowd. The singer cooled off from all the PR and legal problems he’s been having with a party in Ibiza on Friday night. And according to an ever trustworthy “unnamed source” for The Sun, he was joined by – get this – the latest PR project of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kendall Jenner.

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Is JB making the moves on Kendall? We can't see it, but the rumour is going strong.

The young celebs attended a party for the birthday of Givenchi designer Ricardo Tisci. The guestlist also included Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (naturally), as well as Naomi Campbell, Jared Leto, P Diddy (or whatever he’s called these days) and Kate Moss – a fashionable crowd.

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Jennifer Lawrence Fears Overexposure As 'Mockingjay' Filming Continues


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Jennifer Lawrence has opened up on all the attention her characteristically goofy behaviour has brought in in the past year in a new interview with Marie Claire. The Hunger Games actress has just started a new batch of filming for the final instalment of the fantasy series, Mockingjay, in Paris. On Wednesday, the 23 year-old star was spotted filming in the city alongside co-star Liam Hemsworth.

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Jennifer Lawrence Talks Openly About Her Portrayal In The Media In A New Interview.

Lawrence, who has an Oscar to her name, has finally spoken out about all the press attention she has received for her unconventional personality as well as her very un-Hollywood trips and slips here, there and everywhere. The Silver Linings Playbook star had two big falls at the Oscars this and last year, causing some to begin to think that Lawrence was doing it for the publicity.

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Dented, Dinked And Filthy - Jared Leto's Oscar Gets Handed Round At Parties


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Jared Leto was the first person to walk and collect an Oscar back in March. So the golden statuette has more time than any other to get scuffed and scraped, although it doesn’t help that Leto hands it round at parties for people to gawk at/drop. 

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"I damaged it,” Leto admitted of his Oscar. “But then I came home and saw it had another nick on it. So it looks like someone else had fun with it, too. My Oscar is a filthy mess. Everybody was pawing that thing. I kind of was just passing it around at parties. A couple of times I lost sight of it and I thought, 'You know, if it goes away, it's not meant to be mine.' But it always seemed to find its way back to me."

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Best MTV Movie Awards Moments, Courtesy Of The Young Hollywood Class Of 2014


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The big news this morning has to be the Mtv Movie Awards. Since it’s so far out of awards season and generally awards the biggest movies of the year, the awards are a good way to see where the wind is blowing, for this summer, in terms of blockbusters. So here is your much needed rundown. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire won Movie of the Year (is anyone really surprised) and still mostly rules the young adult and sci-fi scenes, with new hopeful Divergent. With Conan O’Brien hosting, Hunger Games leads Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson snapped up Best Female Performance and Best Male Performance, respectively, E! News reports. Meanwhile, the red carpet was just as eventful.

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America's favorite Young Hollywood leads are yet to be dethroned.

Parks & Rec’s Chris Pratt, who is set to have one epic summer with Guardians of the Galaxy, stopped for some red carpet interviews and said he and wife Anna Faris are working on developing Vacation Friends, a comedy recently bought by Fox. "It will be a chance for us to work together again," he said. "It's in the preliminary stages,” Pratt told USA Today.

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A Week In Movies: Oscars Are A Hit, Stars Turn Out For Grand Budapest, Trailers Arrive For Transformers 4 And Paddington, Julianne Moore Works The Streets


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The Academy Awards drew its biggest TV audience in more than a decade on Sunday night, as the Oscars were shared by a variety of hit films and performances. Ellen Degeneres hosted the ceremony, giving the night a populist touch by serving pizza to the A-listers and taking a star-packed selfie that managed to crash Twitter.

As for the winners, 12 Years a Slave won three top prizes - for best film, screenplay and supporting actress - while the blockbuster Gravity took home seven awards. There were also popular wins for Matthew Mcconaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and the animated film Frozen. If you need to catch up on any of the above click to find more info on 12 Years a Slave taking Best Picture, Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett's triumph, Pizza anoyone? and Ellen deciding to get a couple of stars together for an impromptu selfie.

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Should Jared Leto Have Mentioned Ukraine, Venezuela, In His Oscars Speech?


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There’s been so much fuss surrounding Matthew McConaughey’s Oscars speech that no one has stopped to really take a look at Jared Leto’s. Jared made all the formulaic thanks to the regulars, the Academy, his mother, his brother etc. and on the whole made a moving and modest speech. He also managed to include a mention of those living with and fighting HIV and AIDS, which McConaughey failed to recognise in his own speech, despite having won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS victim.

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However, midway through, Jared Leto offered up one rather unusual inclusion to his Oscars acceptance speech. Jared, rather incongruously to the theme of the rest of the speech, said: "To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight, in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say we are here and as you struggle to make your dreams happen to live the impossible, we’re thinking of you tonight."  We’re not entirely convinced that Ukraine and Venezuela were truly what was on his mind, as he accepted your Oscar and headed to the Vanity Fair after-party. Russia weren’t best pleased either, cutting his speech short on television as soon as he mentioned Ukraine. If that doesn’t scream democracy and freedom of speech then we don’t know what does.

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Ellen Degeneres Hosts One Massive Pizza Party At The Oscars


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When Ellen Degeneres took the Academy Awards gig this year, she had some huge expectations to live up to. Mostly expectations that she wouldn’t alienate half the audience thanks to a certain performance by Seth Macfarlane the previous year. So Ellen found an easy solution and bribed all the attendees with pizza. Presumably, it was the ever hungry Jennifer Lawrence who had the best time as the delivery guy (still unclear whether he was an actor or not) walked into the Dolby Theater and started handing out slices to the A-listers. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto and Harison Ford each got a slice, before Ellen left it to producer Harvey Winestein to foot the bill. He must have been a good tipper, though.

"No pressure, only a billion people are watching, whatever you feel is right," she shouted.

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Ellen's casual hosting style was a nice change of pace for the stuffy award show.

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Oscars 2014: Jared Leto Elaborates On Acceptance Speech While Backstage


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Jared Leto is fresh off receiving the very first award at this year's Academy-Award's as he was prized with Best Supporting Actor.

The 42 year-old won the award for his role as a transgender person dying of AIDS in 'The Dallas Buyers Club,' where he starred alongside Matthew McConaughey, who won Best Actor, and Jennifer Garner.

When receiving the award, Leto took the opportunity to discuss a global issues, and sent out a message to of support to Ukraine and Venezuela.

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In Fashion Terms, The Independent Spirit Awards Have The Oscars Beat


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Tonight is Oscar night, which means celebrities are expected to amp up the glamour and sport the latest in couture for their trips down the red carpet. But at last night’s Independent Spirit awards, they were free to let down their hair (or sport the messiest of pixie cuts as the trend seems to be) and spread their quirky fashion wings. If you’re into it (who isn’t?) read on for a rundown of the best looks.

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Incidentally, Nyong'o's outfit matched her shiny new Supporting actress award.

We can’t start a fashion rundown this season without talking about Lupita Nyong’o. Look, the woman just knows how to rock an outfit – she’s worn bright colors and neutrals, gowns and short numbers, patterns, prints and solid colors and she looks flawless (resisting the temptation to hashtag it). This time it was a silk crocodile-printed Stella McCartney romper which she paired with grey suede Casadei heels, a Devi Kroell clutch, and Neil Lane jewels. We’ll stop listing designer names now, but just look at the outfit.

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A Week In Movies: Oscars Too Close To Call, Lupita Rules The Red Carpet, Godzilla Crushes San Francisco, And Veronica Mars Is Back


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The Oscars 2014

All eyes are on Hollywood this weekend as the Academy Awards take place this Sunday night. The least predictable Oscars in years, there are multiple possible winners in most of the major categories, as Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle vie for Best Picture and Alfonso Cuaron and Steve McQueen contend for Best Director. We relive some of the the biggest upsets in Oscars history here.

Other too-close races include actor (Matthew Mcconaughey vs Chiwetel Ejiofor), supporting actor (Jared Leto vs Barkhad Abdi) and supporting actress (Lupita Nyong'o vs Jennifer Lawrence). The only sure thing is Cate Blanchett for Best Actress. And that Gravity will mop up all the technical awards. Here is more detail on the best supporting actress Oscar battle between jennifer lawrence and lupita nyong'o being too close to call.

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Why Matthew McConaughey Was Set On Making 'Dallas Buyers Club'


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When Matthew Mcconaughey first read the script for Dallas Buyers Club, he knew he wanted to make the film. The screenplay had been circulating for more than 15 years, and he saw it as something original. As he says, "This would work as good entertainment and an important story even it it was fiction. But it wasn't! It was based on this real man's life."

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For McConaughey, it's the film's utter lack of sentimentality that makes it different. Ron Woodroof is an obstinate homophobe when we meet him, and the film never gives him some sort of epiphany or turnaround. "Ron's redemption always had to be subtle because that's who he was," he says. "By keeping him the hardcore selfish businessman and cantankerous SOB, we had to trust that his humanity was going to rise." Read our Dallas Buyers Club review now. 

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Jared Leto Takes Heckler To Task, Dedicates Night To Philip Seymour Hoffman


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Having played the HIV/AIDS+ Rayon in the Oscar nominated ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, Jared Leto has been keen to draw attention to the “Rayons of this world” with every public appearance he makes.

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Nominated himself in the Best Supporting category, Leto has clearly been affected by Rayon’s life story, which – and here come some spoilers if you haven’t seen Buyers Club – ends after an unsuccessful battle with the Aids virus.

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'Dallas Buyers Club' Premieres In The UK, Charged With Oscars Promise [Trailer + Pictures]


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Dallas Buyers Club has finally premiered in the UK after months of anticipation, meaning the release of Matthew Mcconaughey's 1980s drama is only just around the corner. It may have been a grey and dismal evening in London but the Dallas cast at least made sure the stars were out.

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The movie stars McConaughey as electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof who is diagnosed as HIV-positive. The homophobic Woodroof is initially incredulous, as he believes that it's only a disease that gay people can contract. However, he soon realises that his only way to outlive the doctors' predicted 30 day survival for him is to smuggle alternative and unofficial treatments in from Mexico.

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'Gravity,' 'American Hustle' And '12 Years A Slave' Scoop Major Wins At Critic's Choice Awards: Full Nominees & Winners


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On the same day as the nominations for this year's Academy Awards ceremony were revealed, the latest instalment of the ongoing awards season went by at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, where the 19th annual Critic's Choice Awards honoured the cast and crew of some of last's year's biggest and best films.

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Gravity soared to success at the Critic's Choice Awards

The big winner on the night was the space thriller Gravity, which soared to success with seven wins by the end of the night. Among it's credits the film earned Alfonso Cuarón the award for Best Director and the award for Best Editing, shared with co-editor Mark Sanger. The film also earned Sandra Bullock the award for Best Actress In An Action Movie and was crowned as crowned the Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie. The film also scored recognition for Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography and Best Score.

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'12 Years A Slave,' 'American Hustle' And 'Breaking Bad' Among The Big Winners At The 2014 Golden Globe Awards: Full Winners List


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The 2014 Golden Globes came and went on Sunday, 12 January night as the stars of Hollywood gathered for the first real awards showcase of the year. The event didn't let down, with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler delivering the laughs throughout the event and with individual stars using their time in the spotlight to grand effect, resulting in a night to remember.

American Hustle
American Hustle was the night's big winner

The two top-contested awards, Best Motion Picture for Drama and for Musical or Comedy, were awarded to the early favourites and the two titles looking most likely to sweep up over the course of awards season: 12 Years A Slave and America Hustle.

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Jared Leto's Thirty Seconds To Mars Documentary 'Artifact' To Get Worldwide Vod Release On December 3rd 2013

Posted on 25 November 2013

Jared Leto's Thirty Seconds To Mars Documentary 'Artifact' To Get Worldwide Vod Release On December 3rd  2013

Matthew McConaughey Stuns In 'Dallas Buyers Club'


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Critics have been stunned by Matthew Mcconaughey's performance in Dallas Buyers Club, which has been the central focus of reviews about the upcoming film.

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Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club.

Matthew McConaughey stars in Dallas Buyers Club as HIV positive Texas Cowboy, Ron Woodroof. The film is based on the true story of Woodroof and the early days of the AIDS epidemic. When Woodroof was diagnosed with HIV he was given 30 days to live and, receiving little help from the government or his acquaintances, attempts to find treatments from across the globe. Along the way he encounters other HIV positive people and discovers a way to ensure these people could buy treatment. 

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The Movies Beckon This Weekend: 'Last Vegas', 'Enders Game,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' [Trailers]


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We've been spoiled by great films all year and this first week of November is no different with a cornucopia of cinematic excitement headed towards US shores.

'Last Vegas' - Out 1st Nov.

Arguably the most entertaining release of the week will be Jon Turteltaub's new comedy, Last Vegas. The movie has assembled a sterling cast of older actors, including Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline. To call the movie the grandpa's version of The Hangover would not be giving the film credit for its compelling premise which makes for a hugely watchable film with a driving force of solid acting talent.

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Matthew McConaughey's Ron Woodruff Lights Up 'The Dallas Buyer's Club' - Review Roundup


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While all Oscars talk has fixed upon the ingenious efforts of Steve McQueen and Alfonso Cuaron in 12 Years a Slave and Gravity respectively, The Dallas Buyer’s Club has been accumulating a slew of positive reviews, with the film’s star, Matthew Mcconaughey at the centre of the hyperbole.

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The film sees McConaughey adopt the role of Ron Woodruff, an unpredictable, irrepressible player in the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. Having been diagnosed with the disease himself, he set out to form a black market where people could buy drugs otherwise unavailable in the U.S, becoming a cult figure in the process.

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Alexa Chung Opens Up About Her Break-Up With Artic Monkeys Frontman Alex Turner


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English television presenter Alexa Chung was reportedly ''bored and sad'' following her break-up with Alex Turner, the frontman for the Artic Monkeys. Chung has spoken out for the first time since her four-year relationship with Turner ended in July of 2011, stating that she didn't know what to do with herself. The 29-year-old model and presenter apparently started a new project instead of wallow in heartache, apparently, which led to the writing of her new book, 'It'. 

In a discussion about the time after her relationship ended, Chung said: ''I was approaching 30, and reflecting on how a lot had happened in such a short space of time ... And I was bored - really bored. Bored because I didn't have my fuse gig yet. Bored and sad. I shouldn't have said that. But, well, it's the truth. I was heartbroken and I didn't know what to do, so I decided to throw myself into a project.''

Related: Alexa Chung On Christopher Kane's London Flagship: "I Wonder If I'll Get A Discount"

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Has 'Dallas Buyers Club' Entered The Oscars Race? [Trailer + Pictures]


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The 2014 Oscars will be dominated by films based on a true stories, and a worthy addition to that lengthy list is Dallas Buyers Club, the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who went to war with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986.

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew Mcconaughey as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club

Playing Woodroof is Matthew McConaughey, and the chain-smoking, whiskey-downing cocaine-sniffing rodeo cowboy is masterfully portrayed in Dallas Buyers, or so says the reviews. Now we’re looking at another Oscar contender.

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Dallas Buyers Club - Trailer & Clips


What would you do if you were given just 30 days to live? For Ron Woodroof, he knew he couldn't spend it how he'd previously been spending his days; working as a rodeo cowboy and drinking, smoking, fighting and seducing his way through life. When he is diagnosed with HIV, he rejects doctor's calculations that he only has a month left to live, and instead researches ways in which he can be treated. He discovers that Mexico may hold the answer to his prayers and smuggles huge dosages of 'unapproved' alternative treatments over the border in order to set up a business: the Dallas Buyers Club. Alongside a transgender woman named Rayon, with whom he becomes friends despite his homophobic views, they go about attempting to cure the nation of this killer disease with the illegal selling of possibly life-saving medicine.

'Dallas Buyers Club' is the shocking true story of a real life AIDS victim put to screen by director Jean-marc Vallee ('C.R.A.Z.Y.', 'Cafe de Flore', 'The Young Victoria') and writers Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack ('Mirror, Mirror', 'Bill'). It is the movie we've all been waiting to see since lead actor Matthew Mcconaughey lost a dramatic amount of weight during the filming in order to fulfil the role to his its full potential. It is due to hit UK cinemas on February 7th 2014.

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Matthew McConaughey Sparks Oscars Buzz With 'The Dallas Buyers Club' Trailer


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Matthew Mcconaughey has a very real chance of scoring his first ever Oscar nomination for The Dallas Buyers Club. Before this week, we'd only been treated to stills from the drama - showing the Hollywood actor playing a dangerously thin AIDS patient - though now we have the trailer, and the 38-year-old's performance comes across very, very well.

Early reaction suggest The Dallas Buyers Club could be McConaughey's strongest role yet and the first footage appears to corroborate with that line of thought. The thing is: if McConaughey is going to score a lead actor nomination, then Jared Leto may get the nod for supporting actor by default. He plays fellow AIDS patient Rayon, who weighed just 116 pounds during filming, evoking memories of Christian Bale's chilling appearance in The Machinist.

Based on a true story, The Dallas Buyers Club sees McConaughey play Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, a man who found himself in a life or death battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies.

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MTV VMAs Round-Up: The Surprises, Scandals & Sore Losers


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Well the MTV VMAs are over for another year after last night's Brooklyn ceremony signalled the end of weeks of speculation, Twitter support rallying, and news of who would perform and who wouldn't present the 29th year of the music video awards.

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Justin Shows Off His Moon Men.

The decision to run without a host this year was an unusual one for the awards show that has historically had celebrities and comedians bringing the bad jokes and keeping the proceedings stitched together. By being broadcast host-less, the awards presented the opportunity for the music and stars to enjoy greater precedence than ever before in an evening of true music celebration.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Steps Out Of Freddie Mercury Biopic: Who'll Play The Queen Frontman Now?


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Sacha Baron Cohen AKA Ali G AKA Borat AKA... you get it, was an example of a truly fitting casting decision when it was announced he'd be playing Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the late Queen lead singer's life, with even Brian May and Roger Taylor on board to contribute a few tunes and make sure the film was headed in the right direction.

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Strong-Willed Guitarist Brian May Is On Board For Queen Movie.

It's true, there's few more perfect to play iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury than British comic Sacha Baron Cohen: the looks, the eccentricity, the infectious energy and the unquestionably self-confident flair. However, the 41 year-old actor has pulled out of the planned biopic due to "creative differences," confirms Baron Cohen's manager via Variety. According to Deadline, the band were after a more PG-ready film whilst Baron Cohen pushed for a grittier tell-all R-rated version that would take a deeper look at the talented singer's life both on and off the stage.

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Jared Leto Is All Dolled Up In Pink Wig And Fake Lashes


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The latest pressing question on people’s minds – does Jared Leto resemble Katy Perry or Zooey Deschanel? Not in his natural state of course, then he mostly resembles a moodier version of Jake Gyllenhaal (by popular opinion). But put a pink wig and some cherry red lipstick on that man and you’ve got yourself a Katy Perry lookalike, apparently. You can see where we’re going with this. right? Leto donned the drag getup for the cover of Candy magazine – no special reason, presumably because he just felt like wearing a pink wig that day. According to MTV, the cover was shot by Terry Richardson, whom you may recognise from Kate Upton’s infamous Cat Daddy video, or most other things Kate Upton has done, really.

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Leto ditched the black in favor of a cotton candy pink getup.

Ok, the 30 Seconds To Mars vocalist does, in fact, have a movie to promote these days. Leto tends to go for the quirkier roles out there and his part in The Dallas Buyers Club follows the same pattern. In DBC, the singer/actor plays an AIDS-afflicted transsexual. According to the Candy article, he was forced to lose 30lbs for that role.

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Houston, We Have A Single: Thirty Seconds To Mars Debut 'Up In The Air' From Space


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Befitting for a band named Thirty Seconds to Mars the new single for Jared Leto’s band was premiered from Space today, the radio station KROQ have reported. The track, entitled ‘Up in the Air’ – another befitting title – was debuted in space and Jared spoke to KROQ hosts Kevin & Bean from Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. He explained “My brother and I, our grandfather was in the Air Force and FAA so aviation was always a big part of our lives… We used to come visit him in Houston and always used to drive by NASA, so there’s a bit of a history there.”

The Mayor of the City Of Houston, Annise Parker must be a fan of rock music, too, because the day was also marked today Thirty Seconds of Mars Day, Jared told the KROQ hosts “We thought it’s a great beginning to a long conversation that we’re going to be having with this album,” talking about their forthcoming single Up In The Air, which precedes the band’s next long-player. “This album is a completely new direction. It’s more than even an evolution, it’s a brand new beginning. It also feels like it could have been something off our first album in a way.”

The new album will be entitled Love Lust Faith + Dreams and features artwork by Damien Hirst, from his Spot Painting series. 

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Pictures: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, 'Moonrise Kingdom' Honored At 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Awards


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Oscar winning alumni Marion Cotillard [Left] and Matt Damon [Right, with Luciana Bozan Barroso] were given honorary achievements at the Gothan Awards

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. 

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Lonely Hearts Review


OK
If it's one thing you learn about loving old movies, it's that sooner or later some hell spawn from the lowest depths of the lowest ring of the underworld will get the idea that he (or she) should remake it. You can't stop them, and praying seems to only make them madder. So, the fact that someone signed off on a remake of Leonard Kastle's paradigm of depravity, The Honeymoon Killers, shouldn't come as too big a surprise. But that doesn't mean you have to be happy about it.

First-time director Todd Robinson kicks off the festivities with the suicide of Detective Robinson's wife. As it happens, Detective Elmer Robinson (John Travolta) has taken his time attempting to get over his wife's death, and is just now opening up to a secretary at his office (Laura Dern). His partner Charlie (the great James Gandolfini) thinks it's healthy and that things are on the up and up. Then, a case lands on their desk that's a little too perverse for words. A couple, posing as brother and sister, answer "lonely hearts" ads promising love and security, only to end up bilking the mark for all they're worth and killing them. The investigation leads to a nurse named Martha Beck (Salma Hayek) and a wannabe playboy named Ray Fernandez (Jared Leto, with a ridiculous moustache and an absurd accent). The film follows Charlie and Elmer's pursuit of the Lonely Hearts Killers until a rather brutal holdout at a farm, where the couple find their last mark.

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Panic Room Review


Excellent
It's Home Alone for grown-ups. And just like kids ate up Macaulay Culkin and his homebound adventure, Panic Room is a real (yet creepy) crowd-pleaser for adults.

David Fincher directs this long-awaited follow-up to his groundbreaking Fight Club, with Jodie Foster in her first lead role since 1999's Anna and the King. The story is deceptively simple: Imminent divorcee Meg (Foster) is gaining a boatload of a settlement and, with her bratty, diabetic daughter Sarah (newcomer Kristen Stewart), decides to buy a cavernous, four-story brownstone in Manhattan's upper west side. The night they move in, three burglars pay a visit, searching for an alleged $3 million hidden somewhere in the house. Meg and Sarah hightail it to the secret "panic room," an impenetrable safe room off the master bedroom - only to learn that the money is secreted inside the panic room as well. A game of cat and mouse ensues - only the mice are definitively trapped in one tiny room.

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Black And White (1999) Review


Good
A very unique and brutal subculture exists in America these days. It's a strange juxtaposition of harsh street life and uber-materialistic greed tempered with a sense of justifiability from a code of unwritten ethics. The world is that of the gangsta rappers, the ghetto boys, and the thug-life advocators that dominate the world of hip-hop and rap music. Black and White, the latest film by James Toback, explores this subculture that grows stronger with every new generation it affects.

The hardest thing about an outsider trying to infiltrate a subculture and explain it to the masses is that the truth is often lost in the translation. Toback throws together a huge canvas of characters and actors in attempt to create a clear picture of why white kids are motivated to impersonate black rappers' lifestyles and why rich whit guys treat black rappers like Arnold and Willis from Diff'rent Strokes.

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Basil Review


OK
A pleasant costume drama yet terribly predictable, Basil features Jared Leto and Christian Slater in the most unlikeliest of roles as the two British subjects of yesteryear. The tale that unfolds (Leto is a minor nobleman, Slater is his duplicitous savior, Forlani is the low-of-station girl that hooks up with Leto, which gets him disowned) is simplistic and easy to second-guess, but at least it's watchable. Slater surprises with the best performance in the group, but ultimately that doesn't redeem Basil for being a terribly tepid tale that doesn't have much to say except "Watch your back."

Urban Legend Review


Weak
A Scream knock-off? Yes. A good Scream knock-off? No.

Sadly, Urban Legend will be another forgotten entry into the teen horror revival fad of the late 1990's, and with good reason.

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Requiem For A Dream Review


Bad
[As a preface to Jeremiah's review of what will certainly become the most talked-about and overrated film of the year, I'd like to reiterate the extremely graphic and nauseating imagery -- to the point where many audience members find themselves physically sick -- that Requiem for a Dream relies on to tell its story. Jeremiah is absolutely right in his analysis that ultimately, the film has absolutely no message to give. It's all right there in the title: this is simply a 102-minute eulogy, mourning the death of a dream -- or rather four dreams -- of people trying to make something out of themselves and failing miserably at it. Aronofsky has style, but he's left it to the viewer to fill in the substance. That may be the kind of movie you want to see (unlike, say, Trainspotting), but you'll have to figure that out on your own. You'll also need to decide if nausea is an appropriate response to take away from any film. This critic gives Aronofsky points for sheer guts, but there's no excuse for avoiding a story. -Ed.]

Imagine Trainspotting without any trace of humor and you're on the right track. Picture Pasolini's Salo: 120 Days of Sodom shot by some MTV music video kid interested in the novelty of his new camera. Darren Aronofsky (Pi) stacks one degrading sight atop another without implicating the viewer, nor providing any framework or reference for his visual rape of his audience - all smoke and mirrors disguising a great, vapid emptiness.

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The Thin Red Line Review


Good
War is hell. I think.

Terrence Malick's long-awaited and severely overhyped Line is plenty red, but it isn't thin at all. In fact, it's damn thick and dense, and it meanders about like a lazy river.

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American Psycho Review


Very Good
From the opening scene, showing drops of blood on a pristine white surface, we know we're in for... well, not your ordinary slasher flick. Turns out the "blood" is a berry sauce being applied to a plate of haute cuisine. And the mind games of American Psycho have only just begun.

Steeped in controversy and mired in production for years, American Psycho tells the story of Anybroker Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), a highest-society late 1980s Wall Street investment banker with a penchant for murder and a bloodlust that doesn't quit. Think of it as a portrait of Gordon Gecko as a young, homicidal man.

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Cool And The Crazy Review


Terrible
Bleargh.

Ever wonder what became of Ralph Bakshi -- who made those weird Lord of the Rings videos in the '70s along with Fritz the Cat? Well, among other atrocities he's responsible for this film, Jared Leto's first film and one of Alicia Silverstone's earlier appearances, too.

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Highway Review


OK
Er, what?

This Gen-X road trip has an interesting performance from the always-engaging Jared Leto, plus small and hilarious turns from the likes of Jeremy Piven, but overall this film is a nonsensical dud. Ostensibly, it's about a run to Seattle brought on when Leto's Jack gets caught in bed with a mobster's woman. Of course, the mobsters give chase.

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Fight Club Review


Excellent
The first rule of Fight Club is "Do not talk about Fight Club."

So I'm breaking the rule. I figured you'd want to hear about it.

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Lord Of War Review


OK
Nicolas Cage addresses the camera directly at the start of Lord of War - standing in a battle-torn street, with a carpet of bullet casings under his feet and automatic weapons popping off in the distance - letting us know that there's a gun for one out of every 12 people on the planet. This is a problem, but not in the way you or I might think, since he wants to know, "How do we arm the other 11?" It's a jaunty joke of an opening, in a deathmask grimace sort of way, and just may lull you into thinking that what lays ahead is a Grand Guignol satire on modern warfare and the soulless arms dealers who fuel it; a M*A*S*H for the lawless post-Cold War years. Alas, such hopes are dashed by the appearance of Jared Leto as the world's least likely Urkranian-American gunrunner and borscht chef.

Andrew Niccol wrote and directed this globe-trotting comedy, taking an amalgam of five real-life arms dealers and pooling them into the blithely amoral Yuri Orlov (Cage). One imagines that Niccol cherry-picked the most interesting incidents from the exploits of all five, and indeed there are many moments when the film does its level best to pull back the curtain on this worldwide machinery of death. The problem is that Niccol, as he showed in such gleaming symbolic edifices like Gattaca and his warm script for Peter Weir's The Truman Show, is a true humanist at heart, and just can't bring himself to stick to the story. It's apparently not enough to just tell us about Orlov, Niccol's film feels it must explain him, so we can feel that dark thrill when he abandons his soul altogether. This leaves us shifting abruptly from Orlov's international capers - often vividly rendered with a black humor that surprisingly tart for Niccol - to his home life, where he lies to his adoring, hardly inquisitive model-wife (Bridget Moynahan) and deal with his slacker junkie brother (Leto). A Scorsese would have know how to whip all these elements together into a frenzied stew where Orlov's business life crashes headlong into his private life with calamitous results. But under Niccol's cool eye, Cage barely breaks a sweat. He may be the devil but he's calm about it.

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Prefontaine Review


Good
Slightly less-realized than late-to-the-race competitor Without Limits, Prefontaine is still a reasonably good retelling of the life story of Steve Prefontaine, the opinionated and brash distance runner who choked during the Munich Olympics and died in an untimely car crash before he could redeem himself in Montreal in 1976. Prefontaine focuses more on tertiary characters than Limits, some of which are interesting and some of which are not, but really gets annoying for its mock-documentary style. Namely, the actors are "aged" and interviewed in the present day, talking about Pre, complete with subtitles identifying who they are. The problem, of course, is that it's all fake -- and the last thing you want to feel when watching a biography is that you're being lied to.

Girl, Interrupted Review


Good
As near as I can tell, the 60s were about being crazy. Whether it was being crazy while fighting communists in Vietnam, or being crazy while burning bras, or being crazy while marching on Washington, the 60s resounded with insanity. So what better way to tell the story of the 60s than from within the walls of a mental ward known as Claymoore? Hence is the promise given to us in the ads of Girl, Interrupted.

The reality is a bit different.

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Panic Room Review


Excellent
It's Home Alone for grown-ups. And just like kids ate up Macaulay Culkin and his homebound adventure, Panic Room is a real (yet creepy) crowd-pleaser for adults.

David Fincher directs this long-awaited follow-up to his groundbreaking Fight Club, with Jodie Foster in her first lead role since 1999's Anna and the King. The story is deceptively simple: Imminent divorcee Meg (Foster) is gaining a boatload of a settlement and, with her bratty, diabetic daughter Sarah (newcomer Kristen Stewart), decides to buy a cavernous, four-story brownstone in Manhattan's upper west side. The night they move in, three burglars pay a visit, searching for an alleged $3 million hidden somewhere in the house. Meg and Sarah hightail it to the secret "panic room," an impenetrable safe room off the master bedroom - only to learn that the money is secreted inside the panic room as well. A game of cat and mouse ensues - only the mice are definitively trapped in one tiny room.

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Requiem For A Dream Review


Very Good

Forget every movie you've ever seen about the downward spiral of drug addiction. "Drugstore Cowboy," "Sid and Nancy," "Trainspotting," "Permanent Midnight," and more recently "Jesus' Son" -- these films are almost as innocuous as "Alice in Wonderland" compared to "Requiem for a Dream."

Director Darren Aronofsky's follow-up to the uniquely mind-bending mathematical-theological thriller "Pi," this adaptation of a 1978 novel by Hubert Selby Jr. is a soul-rattling, cerebral and cinematically ingenious runaway train of gruesome overindulgence.

Set against the forlorn backdrop of a deteriorating Coney Island, "Requiem" stars a rail-thin Jared Leto ("Fight Club," "Girl, Interrupted") as Harry, a minor-league heroin dealer who has already copped a bad habit for his own product. As the movie opens he's broken into his mother's apartment to steal her TV -- which is chained to the wall because it's not the first time this has happened -- so he can pawn it to pay for a hit.

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Girl, Interrupted Review


Weak

Teen angst gets the "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" treatment in "Girl, Interrupted," James Mangold's disappointingly common and commercial follow-up to his earlier, low-budget wonders "Heavy" and "Cop Land."

Poor Winona Ryder -- in her late 20s and still playing teenagers -- stars as 1960s suburban college drop-out Susanna, a compulsive writer stuck in an upscale asylum for a "rest" after mixing booze and a bottle of pain killers.

Borderline Personality Disorder is the maddeningly vague diagnosis of her psychological bugaboos -- the movie seems to want to make a point about our culture's tendency to seek scapegoats for our neuroses -- so Susanna is packed off to a New England psychiatric hospital where, in between the pill dole from the nursing staff, she writes endlessly in her dog-eared journal and fills it with tell-tale drawings the camera can cut to for moments of cheap insight.

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American Psycho Review


OK

"American Psycho" could be called a personality sketch of a serial killer, but Patrick Bateman doesn't have a personality. His entire existence is a facade.

"There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman," he says in a chillingly apathetic voice over, "But there is no me. I simply am not there."

What is there in this icy, incisive adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial and bloody psychological thriller -- published in the wake of the Reagan-Bush era -- is an extremely black satire of 1980s aggressiveness and indulgence with a succulently twisted wit.

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Alexander Review


Bad

It's anybody's guess what Oliver Stone was thinking by making a film about Alexander the Great that skips over nearly every historical event that earned him that moniker. Whatever his intent, in "Alexander" the director has concocted little more than a surface-skimming soap opera bloated with professorial exposition.

Star Colin Farrell, his hair dyed blonde and given a poufty 1970s "dry look," doesn't have much to work with in terms of character development because every event that shaped Alexander as a man, a leader and a warrior happens off-screen.

The film skips over his first battle commanding at his father's side, and skips over his pivotal creativity in that victory, which established his natural instincts on the battlefield. It skips over his father's murder (although two hours later Stone returns to it in a flashback), skips his ascent to the throne, pays only lip service to his mother's orders to execute his half-brother, and gets the facts wrong about the death of that boy's mother -- his father's more favored wife.

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Fight Club Review


Good

"Fight Club" quite literally doesn't pull any punches.

An angry, violent, testosterone-saturated, darkly comic allegory on consumer culture and the reality of personal freedom, it's a film that dares to question American values in the most inventive ways since "Dr. Strangelove" -- although the comparison ends there.

Directed by David Fincher ("Seven," "The Game"), a filmmaker with no compunction about putting his audience on constant edge, it's an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's controversial book about irate nine-to-fivers releasing their frustration, rage and anxiety through a network of underground cults that espouse the most savage male instincts -- the desire to beat the crap out of someone.

Continue reading: Fight Club Review

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