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The Mountain Between Us Trailer


When two people from different walks of life find themselves unable to take their scheduled flights for their respective appointments the following day, they decide to band together to find another way. Ben Bass is an English surgeon determined to get to his patient in Baltimore, while Alex Martin is a journalist on her way to her wedding. When the latter suggests boarding a charter plane, it seems like a great idea - that is until they crash on a snowy mountain with a huge expanse of wildnerness surrounding them. With their pilot dead, the plane broken and no chance of being found out there since the pilot failed to file a flight plan, their only chance of survival is to trek across the mountain and pray for salvation. But they have to hurry; there's no food or water, and it seems their only shelter is the plane which they have to leave behind.

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Kate Winslet Urges Children To Feel "Indestructible" In Anti-Bullying Speech


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Kate Winslet has urged young people that they should try to feel “indestructible” as they pursue their goals in life, opening up about her experiences of being bullied over her weight while she was at school.

The 41 year old actress and mother-of-three gave a speech at the fourth annual WE Day at London’s SSE Arena on Wednesday (March 22nd), and said that young people should try to ignore bullying and maintain their sense of self-worth as they follow their dreams.

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Collateral Beauty Review

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Dramas exploring the nature of death and the true meaning of life are always in danger of tipping over into extreme sentimentality, and this one very quickly gets bogged down in buckets of syrup. It's a slickly made movie with a first-rate cast, but occasional glimpses of gritty honesty aren't quite enough to counteract sudsy philosophising that sounds profound but is actually rather shallow.

It's set in New York, where advertising company owner Howard (Will Smith) is still lost in grief six months after the death of his 6-year-old daughter. And his business partners are worried that the company is falling apart as a result. In desperation, best pal Whit (Edward Norton), protege Claire (Kate Winslet) and rising-star Simon (Michael Pena) hire a private detective (Ann Dowd) to determine Howard's mental fitness to run the company. They also hire three actors to confront him as Love (Keira Knightley), Time (Jacob Latimore) and Death (Helen Mirren), abstract concepts he's obsessed with. But they don't know that Howard is also considering attending a grief counselling meeting run by Madeleine (Naomie Harris).

Directed with a magical sheen by David Frankel (Hope Springs) and written to within an inch of its life by Allan Loeb (The Switch), there's nothing about this film that doesn't feel contrived and controlled. In addition to their scenes with Howard, each of the three actors has an impact on the colleague who needs their specific gifts. And there are a number of revelations and twists that feel annoyingly hokey. Even so, the cast is strong enough to add moments of lightness that lift the movie briefly out of the sludge. Mirren, Knightley and Latimore have a sparky edge as the story's catalysts. While Norton, Winslet and Pena bring some raw, honest emotion to their own personal dramas.

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Collateral Beauty Trailer


Love, time and death connect every single human being on earth, we long for love, wish we had more time and we fear death. Howard Inlet was once one of New York's most sought after advertising exec's but after suffering a great personal loss, his life has been left in ruins.

Now all his friends can do is look on and see a man who once loved life now living each day wishing the end would come. To help deal with his grief, Howard writes letters to 'time', 'love' and 'death' in the hope that he'll eventually understand why he has lost so much. With a little help from his friends, Howard finds himself actually receiving answers to some of the questions he asks in his letters and hopefully finds a way to live beyond just existing.

Collateral Beauty is directed by David Frankel with a screenplay written by Allan Loeb.

The Dressmaker Trailer


When Myrtle (Tilly) was little, she lived a happy life, along with her mother in the small town of Dungatar. When the local school bully is found dead with Myrtle standing over the body, she is immediately accused of the murder and at the behest of the boy's father (who's also a town councillor) Tilly's packed off to boarding school to live a life away from the town and her mother.

Forced to grow up quickly, Tilly runs away to Europe where she finds herself being taken in by a skilled seamstress - sewing was one of the skills that her mother taught her before being forced to leave. Tilly eventually finds herself being recommended to a famous designer who teaches Tilly how to make wonderful clothes.

As years pass, Tilly's mother Molly Dunnage is still constantly talked about and at the centre of any rumours and little by little becomes less able to look after herself. Now living in her dilapidated home, there are few people who speak to her and even less willing to help the old lady to help look after her. 

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Kate Winslet Loved Playing A 'Trashy Slut' In Triple 9


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This was her first chance to play a proper villain (her baddie in the Divergent series is more nuanced), and she threw herself into it.

"It's nothing like anything I've ever done before," she says. "Also, when I made this film I had just had a baby. And I have to be honest: just from an acting standpoint, I wanted a short, sharp jolt back into reality. I wanted to feel terrified, I wanted to feel out of my comfort zone and to work with a great group of people."

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Triple 9 Review

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After a post-apocalyptic dystopia (The Road) and Prohibition-era America (Lawless), Australian director John Hillcoat brings his edgy Wild West sensibilities to this gritty present-day heist thriller. The film is fierce and stylish, and utterly gripping even though there's the nagging sensation that nothing is happening under the surface. Thankfully, the actors add plenty of terrific texture to their characters.

It's set in Atlanta, where Terrell (Chiwetel Ejiofor) leads his crew of thugs (Anthony Mackie, Clifton Collins Jr., Aaron Paul and Norman Reedus) through a riotously dangerous bank robbery. They're working for the cold-hearted Russian mobster Irina (Kate Winslet), who demands an even bigger heist before she'll pay them. Terrell has a child with Irina, so feels like he has little choice in the matter, but his team is made up of unstable hotheads and corrupt cops who have their own opinions. One of the cops also has a new partner in Chris (Casey Affleck), a tenacious good guy who's the nephew of a cynical detective (Woody Harrelson) who's just beginning to crack this case. So the gang decides to distract the city's police force with a triple 9, code for a downed officer, while they carry out their next elaborate robbery. The question is who will take the bullet.

Matt Cook's script is a bundle of mad twists and turns, usually the result of impulsive gang members who act without thinking. The tension is very high, as each person's morality is warped at every turn. All while Chris tries to remain upright in the middle of a storm he doesn't quite understand. Each character is up against a wall, ready to do whatever it takes to survive in a situation that is getting increasingly out of control. And without more subtext, or at least a sense of these people's back-stories, no one on-screen is very likeable.

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Kate Winslet Courts Controversy After Revealing She Was Told To "Settle For Fat Girl Roles"


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Kate Winslet wowed the crowds with her best supporting actress BAFTA win for her role in the biopic Steve Jobs but the British star created immediate controversy with her acceptance speech. Taking to the stage with her award, the 40-year-old claimed as a young woman she had once been to “settle for the fat girl parts”.

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The three times BAFTA winner dedicated her award to all women who have previously been the subject of criticism.

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Kate Winslet Won't Be Boycotting The Oscars Because 2015 Was An "Extraordinary" Year For Women


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Kate Winslet has said that she won’t be boycotting the Oscars because she feels that 2015 represented a particularly strong year for women in the film industry and would be “letting my side down” if she didn’t attend.

This year’s Oscars nominations drew massive criticism for a lack of diversity in the acting categories, as all 20 spaces in the lead and supporting categories, both male and female, went to white actors. However, the 40 year old star will not be joining in the organised non-attendance along with Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee, she said at the premiere for her new movie Triple 9.

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Kate Winslet - UK Special Screening of Triple 9 at Ham Yard Hotel in London. at Ham Yard Hotel, - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 9th February 2016

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Kate Winslet - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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Kate Winslet - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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Kate Winslet - 36th London Critics' Circle Film Awards held at the Mayfair Hotel - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 17th January 2016

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Kate Winslet - 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center - Arrivals at Palm Springs Convention Center - Palm Springs, California, United States - Saturday 2nd January 2016

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Kate Winslet - Kate Winslet opens the Longines Boutique on Oxford Street - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th November 2015

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Kate Winslet - Kate Winslet, brand ambassador, opens the Longines boutique on Oxford Street - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th November 2015

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Kate Winslet - The 22nd Annual Elle Women in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 20th October 2015

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Michael Fassbender , Kate Winslet - BFI London Film Festival - 'Steve Jobs' - Premiere and Closing Gala - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th October 2015

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Kate Winslet , Michael Fassbender - BFI London Film Festival - 'Steve Jobs' - Gala Screening - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th October 2015

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Kate Winslet - BFI LFF: 'Steve Jobs' Gala Screening held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th October 2015

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Danny Boyle, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels , Aaron Sorkin - The cast and crew members from "Steve Jobs", (L-R) director Danny Boyle, actress Kate Winslet, actor Seth Rogen, actor Jeff Daniels, writer Aaron Sorkin, composer Daniel Pemberton, and editor Elliot Graham talk and pose at Q and A at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on October 10, 2015. at Samuel Goldwyn Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th October 2015

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Kate Winslet , Ned Rocknroll - Kate Winslet and her husband Ned Rocknroll leave their Manhattan hotel - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th October 2015

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Leighton Meester Marries Adam Brody: 10 Couples Who Kept Their Wedding Secret


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We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over the weekend, but this isn't the first time a celebrity couple have pulled a fast one on us. Here's 10 other celebrity weddings that we didn't see coming.

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Kate Winslet Shines As A Pie-Baking Tortured Soul In "Labor Day"


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The Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin starrer Labor Day made the rounds at festivals last year and now that it’s finally making it to the cinema, critics have a lot to say – unfortunately, the reviews aren’t all glowing. The film centers on a pregnant divorced mother (it gets complicated from the beginning) who gets taken hostage (more or less) by an escaped criminal (Josh Brolin). As they live and bake pies together for three whole days, both Adele (Winslet) and her 13-year-old son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) gradually develop different kinds of affection for Frank, at one point even making plans to flee to Canada.

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Winslet has emerged as the obvious star in Labor Day.

Most critics find the movie’s unlikely romance highly unbelievable, like the NY Times’ Stephen Holden describes it as “designed for the crowd that devours Nicholas Sparks’s romantic daydreams. If it’s a hit, it could generate an uptick in prison correspondence from lonely women to roughnecks behind bars.”

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Review Round-Up: 'Labor Day' Is Oversentimental But Hugely Enjoyable If One Suspends Disbelief


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Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet star in Labor Day, an unconventional romance in which Adele (Winslet) a lonely single mother, and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith), give a wounded man a lift. The man, Frank, is in fact an escaped convict who places Adele in a difficult position when the police begin to ransack her small southern town in order to find him. Jason Reitman (Juno) has directed and adapted Labor Day from Joyce Maynard's 2013 novel of the same name.

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Labor Day stars Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet.

Critical response to the film has been mixed with some critics finding the film underwhelming whilst others highly praise its subtleties. Most reviews comment on the oversentimental focus of the film, as embodied by Stephen Holden's comments in The New York Times, in which he states: "Labor Day seems designed for the crowd that devours Nicholas Sparks' romantic daydreams."

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Ellie Goulding's 'Beating Heart' To Feature On 'Divergent' Soundtrack


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Ellie Goulding will feature as one of the artists on the soundtrack for upcoming sci-fi movie Divergent and has recorded a brand new song specifically for the film. Ellie's song, 'Beating Heart,' will be used during the movie, which stars Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, and Theo James.

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Ellie Goulding Has Recorded A New Song For 'Divergent.'

"We started working on the film with songs from Ellie Goulding's album Halcyon and soon found that the texture of her music and the tone of her voice matched perfectly with our film," director Neil Burger said, via Digital Spy. "In many ways Ellie has become the inner voice of our heroine Tris."

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Thrilling New Dystopian Sci-Fi 'Divergent' Explained By Author Veronica Roth [Video]


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Calling all fans of sci-fi young adult fiction series Divergent! After months of waiting to be thrown a bone by director Neil Burger and the makers of Divergent, the upcoming adaptation of Veronica Roth's breakneck books, we've got a juicy pre-trailer featurette that gives a behind the scenes sneak peek into the film as well as interviews with cast members and Roth herself.

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Shailene Woodley Plays Beatrice, Who Finds Out She Is Different.

Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James, and Jai Courtney star in this post-apocalyptic, dystopian look at the future, set in Chicago. The story centres on an extraordinary teenager named Beatrice "Tris" Prior (Woodley) who finds out that she's not like anyone else because she's Divergent, meaning she doesn't fit into any of the five pre-ordained factions the rest of the populace fit into.

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Author Veronica Roth and the cast of her book's film adaptation 'Divergent' talk about the upcoming dystopian movie in a short featurette. Among the cast are Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Jai Courtney.

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Kate Winslet Is Worried About Miley Cyrus: 'Who's Looking After These People?'


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Kate Winslet is no stranger to being a young star in Hollywood, and is now looking out for the other youth. Winslet reportedly told Psychologies Magazine that she is worried about the young people in Hollywood, but especially Miley Cyrus.

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"You hear horror stories where you think, 'God, who's looking after these people and why does it seem like they're losing their way?'" Winslet reportedly said (via the Huffington Post). "I mean, you think about someone like Miley Cyrus, and I said to my daughter the other day, 'I'm this close to opening my mouth about what's going on with that girl.' Who is actually saying, 'Stop for a second. What do you want, who are you?'"

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Kate Winslet Is Tired Of People Judging Her Family


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Kate Winslet just welcomed her third baby. Bear was born on Dec. 7, and is the son of Winslet's husband Ned Rocknroll. But the mother felt judged by the press for having three children, with three different men.

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The actress opened up to Glamour U.K. about the press's perception of her.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Shares His Love For Kate Winslet


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Leonardo Dicaprio is nearly 40 years old, and has had quite the career. His new film The Wolf of Wall Street is out now, but it was a full 16 years ago that one of his biggest films, Titanic, was released. DiCaprio came away from the film with more than a great experience — he also made a lifelong friend.

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DiCaprio again worked with his Titanic costar Kate Winslet, in 2008's Revolutionary Road, and has stayed great friends with the actress.

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'Supernatural' Stars Jared Padalecki & Genevieve Cortese Announce Birth Of Second Son


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Jared Padalecki and his wife Genevieve Cortese have announced the arrival of their second child together.

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Genevieve Cortese and Jared Padalecki announced the birth of their second son yesterday.

Padalecki tweeted the happy news earlier today (24 December), writing "My amazingly strong wife home birthday a happy and healthy baby boy last night," adding to his fans "Please send love."

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Kate Winslet & Ned Rocknroll Name Their Son Bear Winslet, Representative Confirms


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Kate Winslet is keeping celebrity tradition this Christmas by naming her child something almost as wild as the weather we are currently experiencing.

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Kate Winslet in October at the UK premiere of Labor Day with the bump now known as Bear.

See more pictures of Kate Winslet at the UK premiere of Labor Day.

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Kate Winslet & Ned Rocknroll Win 'Strangest Baby Name Of The Year' Award


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Kate Winslet gave birth to her and husband Ned Rocknroll's first child together on 7 December, with the couple keeping the details of the birth as closely guarded as they could. As the days have gone on, the pair have divulged more information on the baby, revealing his name this weekend. Those of you hoping for another left-field choice from Tinseltown are in luck, because Winslet and Rocknroll haven't let us down.

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The couple have decided to name their son Bear, The Sun reported first, with a rep for the actress confirming the out of the ordinary choice. The rep told the paper, "They are all doing so well. They both absolutely adore him - and the name Bear." (The rep also confirmed that the child will take his mother's surname)

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It's A Boy! Kate Winslet Give Birth To Her First Child With Ned Rocknroll


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Kate Winslet became a mother for the third time this weekend, with a rep for the actress confirming the birth of her new son this week. This is Kate's first child with husband Ned Rocknroll, with the pair welcoming a baby son into the world on Saturday, 7 December. Congratulations to the both of them!

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Kate and Ned met in 2011, marrying a year later

Already a mother to 13-year-old daugther Mia Honey Threapleton and 9-year-old son Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes from her two previous marriage, Kate welcomed a healthy baby boy at a NHS Hospital in Sussex County, England. A rep for Winslet told The New York Daily News this week that both mother and baby "are doing great.”

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Labor Day Trailer


When Adele Wheeler lost her husband, her life started slowly deteriorating. Suffering from depression and having developed a slight tremor, she is rarely able to leave the house except for emergencies. When she finally has to face the streets to go last minute shopping with her 13-year-old Henry, they meet a scary-looking injured man named Frank who requests a lift to their house. Too frightened to argue, they accept and later discover that he is an escaped prisoner wanted for murder. However, the mother and son can't help feeling less and less frightened as the hours pass by when he shows them remarkable kindness, despite insisting on tying them up for his and their own safety. It's not long before Adele falls in love again and she, Frank and Henry embark on a dangerous adventure together to finally escape a world that has become so cruel to them - but will the threesome get away before the cops get suspicious?

This romantic drama is set in 1982 and is based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard and has been written and directed by Jason Reitman ('Thank You for Smoking', 'Juno', 'Up in the Air'). 'Labor Day' made its premiere at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival and is set to be released in the UK on February 7th 2014.

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Telluride Festival Is All About Jason Reitman's Labor Day


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The Coen Brothers, Alexander Payne and Robert Redford are among those attending this year's Telluride Film Festival, premiering their latest movies in the Colorado mountains for an event dedicated to the memory of filmmaker Les Blank, film critic Roger Ebert, entrepreneur George Gund and author Donald Richie.

It's actually the first time the Coen's have visited Telluride and they'll be screening their latest Oscar tipped movie Inside Llewyn Davis. Alexander Payne brings his equally anticipated Nebraska, while Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, Ralph Fiennes The Invisible Woman and Redford's All Is Lost also screen.

However, much of the talk ahead of the festival focused on Jason Reitman's drama Labor Day, which also screens at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. It stars Oscar winner Kate Winslet as a struggling mother and her son who accidently bring an escaped prisoner into their lives. 

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Kate Winslet, 37, Pregnant With A Miniature Rocknroller


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Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet is pregnant with her first child to husband Ned Rocknroll. The 37-year-old will become a mother for the third time - she is also a parent to 12-year-old Mia with her first ex-husband Jim Threapleton and 9-year-old Joe with her second, Sam Mendes.

Winslet tied the knot with the fantastically named Ned Rocknroll in December after a year and a half of dating. He is the nephew of billionaire Virgin mogul Richard Branson. The actress had never ruled out having more children and told InStyle back in 2006 that she was "hoping to have more kids...I don't know whether one or two. Oh, God, I would love to have more."

Incidentally, Winslet's recently wrapped up filming the Jason Reitman-directed drama Labor Day in which she plays a depressed single mother who offers a wounded escaped convict a ride. As police search the town, the mother and her young son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited. The movie also stars Tobey Maguire and Josh Brolin and hits theaters on January 31, 2014.

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Kate Winslet Set For Baby Number 3 – First With Ned Rocknroll


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British actress Kate Winslet is expecting her third baby, but it will be the first for her and new husband, Ned Rocknroll, nephew of Sir Richard Branson. Her publicist confirmed the news.

"I can confirm Kate Winslet is pregnant and she and Ned Rocknroll are thrilled," said the publicist. "The baby is due at the end of the year." Winslet – star of Titanic – already has two children from two marriages. Mia, 12, with her ex-husband, director Jim Threapleton, and Joe, 9, with Skyfall director Sam Mendes. Kate married Ned – a man who changed his name by deed poll from Abel Smith in 2008 to Rocknroll – late last year in December. Branson, now a lawful family member of Kate’s, bought the pair a trip to space in one of his Virgin Galactic flight plans as a wedding present. Considering they were only married 7 months ago, this pregnancy might seem soon, especially considering they only met in 2011. The couple were first spotted together in September of last year and got engaged this summer.

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Divergent: Kate Winslet Leads Hollywood Charge Into Young Adult Movies


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Kate Winslet is the latest Hollywood A-lister to make the move into the thriving young adult market after signing on for a big screen adaptation of 'Divergent,' the first of a trilogy of dystopian novels by Veronica Roth. Jennifer Lawrence and Philip Seymour Hoffman both star in the forthcoming Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, while Twilight and The Lovely Bones featured respected actors Michael Sheen and Stanley Tucci.

The young-adult movie market is growing at a serious rate, something that's not gone undetected by Winslet's agent, clearly. The British star will play the cold and calculable Jeanine Matthews in the movie about a society that is divided into five factions that define how a person lives their life. For example, the Abnegation people are selfless, while those residing in the Erudite neighbourhood devote themselves to a lifelong pursuit of knowledge. Winslet will play the leader of the Eruduite, according to studio Summit Entertainment.

It's shaping up to be a pretty impressive cast, with actress of the moment Shailene Woodley, 21, and British star Theo James, 28, already having signed up. The movie is set for release in March 2014.

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Movie 43 Review


Weak

A collection of random shorts that focus mainly on idiotic male behaviour, this portmanteau comedy is only occasionally amusing, never making anything of its astonishing cast. Frankly, we spend most of the time wondering how the filmmakers lured these A-listers to appear in these pointless, nasty little films. And while the premises have potential, not a single one has a decent punchline.

As a prank, two teens make up a banned online film called Movie 43. While their brainly little brother searches for it, he runs across a series of clips that mainly focus on awkward vulgarity between the sexes. Bitter exes (Culkin and Stone) have a rude exchange that's broadcast on a supermarket sound system. Pratt is shocked when his girlfriend (Faris) asks him to "poop" on her, and agrees because he loves her. Parents (Watts and Schreiber) homeschool their teen son (White) with the goal of showing him how excruciating life will be. Two pals (Scott and Knoxville) kidnap a leprechaun (Butler) who's reluctant to give them his gold. And a 1950s basketball coach (Howard) tries to convince his players that they're winners because they're black.

Others are dating scenarios: Winslet goes on a blind date with a guy (Jackman) who has testicles on his neck; Berry and Merchant play an increasingly deranged game of Truth or Dare in a Mexican restaurant; a pre-teen (Bennett) can't cope when his young date (Moretz) has her first period; Batman (Sudeikis) messes up Robin's (Long) attempt at speed-dating; Banks struggles to cope with her new boyfriend's (Duhamel) obsessive cartoon cat. There are also a few random advert spoofs, including one for the naked-woman shaped iBabe, which leads to trouble for the company CEO (Gere).

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Ned RocknRoll Pictures: Kate Winslet And New Husband Win Court Battle


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The story of Ned RocknRoll's pictures is over just as soon as it started. The Sun wanted to print them, but he and his new wife Kate Winslet were favoured in court today meaning they can't be published. 

Mr RocknRoll and Ms Winslet said later in a joint written statement: "We have stopped The Sun from publishing semi-naked photos of Ned taken by a friend at a private 21st birthday party a few years ago. The photos are innocent but embarrassing and there is no reason to splash them across a newspaper."

David Sherborne, for Mr RocknRoll, said: "The photographs were taken by a private individual. They were not intended to be seen by the world at large."

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First Photo Scandal Out The Way For Kate Winslet And Ned RocknRoll


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Following news of a secret wedding and a trip to space from father-in-law Richard Branson, everything was looking rosy for newlyweds Kate Winslet and Ned RocknRoll. However, the revelation that The Sun were blocked from publishing photos of Ned suggests trouble in paradise. 

Everyone knows that when a celeb tried to cover a photo up, it's going to be either revealing, inappropriate or maybe a little bit racist. We've no idea what was contained in those RocknRoll photos, but judging by his wacky surname, his birthday will have contained loads of unwholesome fun. Perhaps not what the eloquent and refined Winslet had in mind!

The couple - upon winning their court battle to stop the photos getting published in British redtop The Sun, said: "We recognise that in the internet age privacy is harder and harder to maintain. But we will continue to do what we can, particularly to protect Kate's children from the results of media intrusion. We refuse to accept that her career means our family can't live a relatively normal life."

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No 'Innocent But Embarrassing' Semi-Nude Photos Of Ned Rocknroll As He Wins Suit Against Tabloids


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Kate Winslet's new husband, Ned Rocknroll, has won a court case against The Sun newspaper, stopping them publishing photos of him that have been described as 'innocent but embarrassing', reports the BBC. 

Ned Rocknroll married Kate Winslet in a very private ceremony just before Christmas. Now that he's officially the Mr to Winslet's Mrs he's someone that tabloids care about, which means that everyone wants to know his deepest, darkest secrets, and photos to prove it. 

Nothing deep or dark has come out him yet but some photos had surfaced that neither he nor Winslet wanted to reach the public realm.

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Kate Winslet Speaks Out Over Ned RocknRoll Picture Scandal


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Soon after The Sun contacted Kate Winslet's new husband about some pictures taken back in 2010, Ned RocknRoll's legal team instigated an injection on the snaps. No one knows what the pictures contain, but considering he's trying to hide them, we can assume they're not of him saving puppies from a well.

Winslet gave the following statement on the matter:

"The Sun has reported that we are attempting to prevent publication of photos of Ned, taken in 2010 before we met. We do not accept their justification for the publication of these private pictures which are of no public interest. We are doing what we can to protect our privacy and, even more importantly, to protect our young family from distress and unwarranted intrusion."

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Kate Winslet Given A Flight Into Space As Wedding Gift


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Kate Winslet tied the knot with her ridiculously named other-half Ned RocknRoll in a very private ceremony earlier this week, and it turns out she got one heck of a present from one of her new in-laws, Richard Branson, in the shape of a trip into space.

Today (Dec 30), The Sun reported that the newly-married couple were given two tickets for the planned Virgin Galactic space trips set to take flight in 2014 from the groom's uncle, the billionaire Virgin mogul Sir Richard Branson. Apparently, the gift is also a token of appreciation, as well as a wedding gift, to Winslet for her help last year when a fire broke out in his luxurious Necker Island retreat, threatening his family on the island and forcing Winslet to brave the flames and save Branson's grandmother.

Being a billionaire probably helps when it comes to giving out expensive gifts, but with single seat tickets for the scheduled journeys into space selling for around $200,000, this doesn't make the gift any less generous. As it stands, the still-under-construction intergalactic retreat has sold over 500 tickets so far, with Russell Brand and Ashton Kutcher among the first ticket buyers. Still, is anyone else thinking of inviting Branson to their wedding?

Golden Globe Nominee Anne Hathaway Believes She's Finally Shaken Off Her Princess Diaries Rep


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2012 has held big things for Anne Hathaway with multiple media appearances, a lot of activism and of course, the big one – a part as Catwoman in Dark Knight Rises. But that wasn’t all – in November, Hathaway married jewelry designer Adam Shulman and she is reigning in the new year with multiple award nominations for her highly critically acclaimed part as Fantine in the screen adaptation of Les Miserables. Although her career started out with parts in lighthearted comedies like The Princess Diaries or The Devil Wears Prada, the actress has talked about trying to shake off the squeaky clean teenager reputation.

The beginning of her career was a struggle to build a reputation in Hollywood. The actress graduated from New York University, all while acting in numerous flicks and steering away from the now classic story of a young actress’s fall from grace.

"I see the sort of work that people like Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet can do, and I want to do that level of work so badly," the actress said to the LA Times. "But I don't believe I'm as gifted as them. So the only thing I can control is how hard I work at it — how much do I commit to it? How far will I take it?"

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Kate Winslet Gets Married To Rock 'n' Roll: Not An Announcement For An Upcoming Album


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Kate Winslet is married again and it’s to the man with the most… err… interesting name in showbiz, we might add.

The Titanic actress wed Ned Rock’nroll (see, we told you) in early December, according to People, and the pair wanted as few people as possible to find out. The ceremony was reportedly a very private one, with just a few close friends and family in attendance. "I can confirm that Kate Winslet married Ned Rock'nRoll in NY earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family," Winslet’s rep has said. "The couple had been engaged since the summer."

The ceremony was kept under tight wraps, it would seem, and even the bride’s parents were not in attendance. Instead, Kate’s two-time co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, was the one to give her away. Despite the air of elopement around the whole thing, the wedding wasn’t sudden at all. In fact, Winslet has been dating Rock’nroll since 2011. In the summer of 2011, the couple were vacationing on a private island, owned by Richard Branson (Ned’s uncle), when a fire broke out and Kate ended up rescuing Branson’s 90-year-old grandmother. And if that doesn’t spell out the beginning of a beautiful romance, what would?

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Richard Branson Gives Kate Winslet And New Hubby Space Trip, Best Wedding Gift Ever?


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Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll got married in a very secret ceremony earlier in December, it was reported yesterday. While they may have worried that such secrecy would mean their gift pile would be short a few presents, Richard Branson - Ned's uncle - has given them a flight into space, worth £124,000, reports the Telegraph. 

Rocknroll works for Branson's Virgan Galactic branch of his Virgin empire- that's the part that deals with space travel and developing the ships to enter space. They're hoping to begin commercial flights next year, which will see travellers shoot 60 miles above the Earth's surface, experience weightlessness as well as being able to see the Earth's curve and all in a journey of just 2 hours. Sounds pretty amazing, but it does come at a price- £124,000. Plenty of celebs have already got their tickets, and Stephen Hawking was given a ticket for free.

Space travel tickets are probably the best wedding gift we've ever heard of, but there have been some very strange ones between celebrities. According to the DotComGiftShop Julia Roberts has offered free babysitting services for whenever Brad Pitt and Angelina get married, PETA gave Katy Perry and Russell Brand a bull, while Alex Reid gave his bride (and now ex wife) Katie Price a teacup pig. 

Top Twenty Classic Holiday Season Christmas Films


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Little has caused more contention in the contactmusic office than our recent discussion about the Christmas films list! Obviously, everyone has their own favourite, and to them that will always be the top of the list. One thing that became all too clear to us was that - with the exception of Elf & Bad Santa - there really hasn't been too many full blown Christmas films so we'd like to make a plea to Bill Murray and the other Hollywood greats - PLEASE make a new (top quality) Christmas film to join these festive favourites! 

I can't say we particularly advocate parents encouraging their offspring to watch films above their age certificate, but it appears we all grew up in houses that didn't really mind what we watched - and let's face it, some of the best Christmas films might have a few boobs or rowdy drunken behaviour... As children of the 80's and 90's, we're fully aware that there's original to some of these remakes, but as is always the way, these are the films we grew up with and as such, they are our favourites. 

Enough explanation, in no particular order here are the films we recommend you watch over the holidays!

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Kate Winslet Accepts CBE But Insists She Prefers Motherhood To Acting


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Kate Winslet, an actress known for her humility and modesty surrounding her highly successful career, has been awarded a CBE by the Queen of England for her achievements and services to the world of acting.

The Oscar winner has been the star of many of the greatest films within the last 30 years including 'Titanic', 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' and 'The Reader' and yet she remains humble, even insisting to the Queen that being a mother to her 12 year old daughter Mia and her 8 year old son Joe is her most cherished achievement. When the monarch, who has four children herself, asked Kate if she enjoyed being an actress, the star replied: 'Yes, I like it but not as much as being a mother' - and the Queen agreed, insisting, 'It's the best job'. 

Despite her 'normal mum' persona, she certainly looked like a star in an Alexander McQueen outfit teamed with an unusual but high-class hat by Natalie Ellner. Kate also insisted to The Telegraph that, in spite of winning the most prestigious award in the movie industry, being honoured with a CBE is on another level. 'It is a completely different kind of honour', she insisted. 'The sense of gravity is enormous and you very much feel you are being acknowledged by the whole country in a way.'

Movie 43 Trailer


If you were hoping for a romantic comedy with a harmless storyline, romance and inoffensive jokes, the here's a warning: read no further. 'Movie 43' is one of the most cringe-worthy and uncensored taboo-filled flicks to be released in the history of comedy. Here you will see several interlinked stories with characters' lives surrounding unusual proposals, interrupting blind kids' parties, bad parenting, teenage menstruation, a confused and slightly racist basketball coach, innovative business ideas and the kidnapping of a violent leprechaun. Once you see this movie it is unlikely you will find a subject that offends you ever again.

With twelve different comedy genius directors including Peter Farrelly ('Dumb & Dumber', 'There's Something About Mary', 'Shallow Hal'), Steve Carr ('Daddy Day Care', 'Dr Dolittle 2'), Steven Brill ('Little Nicky') and Brett Ratner ('Rush Hour') to name but a few and eight different writers, this jaw-droppingly crude and often obscene movie features a diverse star-studded cast, both British and American, who have banded together to shock you in the most hilarious ways you can think of. Whatever kind of comedy you're into, 'Movie 43' probably has something in it for everyone and it is set to hit the big screen on February 1st 2012.

Directed by : Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken

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Carnage Review


Excellent
Based on Reza's play God of Carnage, this claustrophobic film features only four characters in a single New York apartment. But the acting and directing, as well as a fiendishly entertaining script, make it absolutely riveting.

After their 11-year-old sons are involved in a playground fight, their parents meet to make sure everything is fine. Penelope and Michael (Foster and Reilly), parents of the injured boy, are happy to let bygones be bygones until they begin to suspect that Nancy and Alan (Winslet and Waltz) aren't properly punishing their son. Over the course of the next hour or so, liaisons shift as their civilised surface gives way to seething bitterness. And it certainly doesn't help that they open a bottle of Scotch.

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Carnage Trailer


Penelope and Michael Longstreet are horrified when their son, Ethan, comes home from school one day and tells his parents how he was hit in the face with a stick by a classmate, Zachary Cowan. His concerned parents decide the best way to tackle the problem is to invite Zachary's parents, Nancy and Alan, over to their house to talk things over.

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Contagion Review


Excellent
Soderbergh applies his brainier brand of filmmaking to the global outbreak thriller genre, and the result is a hugely gripping blockbuster that never talks down to its audience. It's also terrifyingly believable as we watch a deadly flu virus spread around the world.

In Minneapolis, Mitch (Damon) is horrified when his wife (Paltrow) comes home from a business trip to China, collapses with the flu and dies. But she's only the first of a series of similar cases around the world, and soon officials from the Centers for Disease Control (Winslet, Fishburne and Ehle) and the World Health Organisation (Cotillard) are on the case, trying to manage emerging clusters while tracing the disease back to its source. Meanwhile, a blog hack (Law) is pestering a San Francisco scientist (Gould) for a cure.

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Video - Kate Winslet In Venice For The Film Festival


'Titanic' star Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Finding Neverland; Revolutionary Road) arrives for the screening of her film 'Carnage' at the 68th Venice Film Festival. The British actress gets off a gondola in a short black dress and matching heels and poses for a few photographs.

In the Roman Polanski directed comedy, Kate Winslet stars as a mother whose son is involved in a fight at school. The film also stars former child star Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly. Kate Winslet recently described how thrilled she was to be starring in the film

The Reader Review


Good
Mein Kampf meets Penthouse Forum in Stephen Daldry's The Reader, a chilly and surprisingly detached adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's passion play about a susceptible yet pensive teenage horn dog seduced by the former, female SS trooper who popped his cherry.

Reader reunites Daldry with his The Hours screenwriter, David Hare, and the two collaborate on another aloof, literary period picture. The action transitions between 1995 and 1958, when 15-year-old Michael Berg (David Kross) first comes under the spell of Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), the stern but attentive woman who paid him a bit of kindness after the boy was felled by Scarlet Fever.

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Little Children Review


Very Good
Five years after rethinking and remapping the idea of the dramatic thriller in the now-classic In the Bedroom, Todd Field finally swings back into the director's chair with an adaptation of Tom Perrotta's Little Children after a sadly unsuccessful attempt to film an adaptation of Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road. Any filmmaker would reconsider their style after five years, and Field is no different: Little Children has little or nothing to do with In the Bedroom in mood, tone or story.

In a small Northeastern community, Brad Adamson (Patrick Wilson) secretly has a huge cult following. A gaggle of housewives, including obvious peculiarity Sarah (the consistently outstanding Kate Winslet), adore Brad from afar as he takes his son to the playground (he's a stay-at-home dad) each day, whispering his nickname between them: "The Prom King." After a dare that leads to a small kiss, Sarah and Brad start spending time together at the town pool with their kids. Rumors fly and the neighborhood becomes a cauldron of suspicion as the town learns that a reformed pedophile named Ronnie (Jackie Earle Haley) has just moved back to the neighborhood.

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Flushed Away Review


Good
As nice as it can be to see movies at press screenings -- nestled in big comfy chairs, away from the masses and ticket prices -- there were benefits to watching Flushed Away in a big ol' auditorium filled to the brim with the 10-and-under crowd. It validated that my finding the movie bland and inspiring didn't just mean I'm outside key demographics. Those kids? They weren't laughing a whole lot either.

Flushed Away is a prototypical anthropomorphic-fish-out-of-water tale, about a pampered pet rat named Roddy St. James (voiced by Hugh Jackman) who gets accidentally flushed down the toilet of his owners' posh Kensington flat and ends up out of his element in a rat-sized version of London down in the sewers. His attempts to make his way back up top get him mixed up with a sassy lass, Rita (Kate Winslet), who is on the run from a local crime boss and his thugs. Of course, because this is an animated family film, the boss is an ill-tempered toad and one of the henchmen is an albino former lab rat, but the ideas are universal.

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Titanic (1997) Review


Excellent
So here I am, newly engaged, and the subject of honeymoons comes up. I hate the sun, and I don't like flying, so naturally, I say: Cruise! How about Alaska? This is the best idea we've come up with so far... and then we go to see Titanic.

Well, I can't think of anything that would change my mind faster than the sight of 1500 ice-covered dead bodies, bobbing up and down in the ocean, after the sinking of a luxury liner. Let's jump right on the boat, huh?

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Iris Review


Excellent
In the refined and sobering drama Iris, we witness a loving but unconventional relationship between a strangely elegant couple -- English critic John Bayley and his Alzheimer's-stricken, novelist wife Iris Murdoch. Writer-director Richard Eyre, who wrote the script with Charles Wood based on Bayley's memoirs Iris: A Memoir and Elegy for Iris, delivers an amazingly touching portrait of resilient and everlasting passion between two eccentric creative forces who have contributed to the literary world immensely. Iris is an enchanting and finely-acted personal drama that manages to absorb the pleasures and pain of an undying spirit of togetherness. Expressionistic and resoundingly involving, Eyre's thought-provoking film is perceptively engaging.

Eyre does a terrific job in showing us the deterioration of a brilliant-minded woman in Iris Murdoch. It is always frustrating to witness anybody's decline in health, but it must be particularly awful for a talented author with an impeccable series of written work to her name. The film shows us the two phases of Iris's life -- as a free-spirited young woman in 1950's Oxford, England and as an aged, sickly soul trying to survive her last days in the 1990s while her husband tends to her needs. Titanic heroine Kate Winslet plays the youngish and energetic Iris while Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench portrays her ailing years.

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The Life Of David Gale Review


Weak

Practically trumpeting its utter dependence on Hollywood convention, the death row drama-with-a-twist entitled "The Life of David Gale" acts as its own executioner, injecting the very first scene with a lethal cliché from which the film never recovers.

In the opening moments, a rental car driven by a big-city journalist (Kate Winslet) breaks down on a lonely Texas highway as she's desperately rushing to an execution with evidence that could exonerate the man scheduled to die.

So trite and inane is this plot device that 11 years ago it was a major punchline in Robert Altman's cynical, Hollywood-skewering farce "The Player." But to director Alan Parker ("Angela's Ashes") and writer Charles Randolph this is a very serious moment in what they erroneously hope will be a very important film about the capital punishment debate.

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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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