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Maria Bello seen at the 2016 Inspire A Difference Gala held at Dream Downtown Hotel - New York City, United States - Wednesday 26th October 2016

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Lights Out Trailer


When the lights go out, even the most logical of people can get frightened of noises and shadows coming from unknown places. Switch off the lights and there might just be the shadow of some unwelcome person in your house. Martin is a young boy and when he switches off the lights and rooms plummet into darkness, there's a nasty surprise waiting for him, Martin and a group of people are haunted by a night demon who feeds on the fear of others.

Sharing his chilling story with his sister, Rebecca, she begins investigating into who or what might be causing the haunting. When Rebecca uncovers a disturbing past story, she thinks she might where the unsettled spirit is coming from.

Lights Out is a psychological horror directed by David Sandberg. It's based on his three minute film of the same name which was released in 2013 and won a number of online awards.

The 5th Wave Review

Very Good

Also based on the first in a trilogy of post-apocalyptic teen novels, this thriller feels like it could be a worthy successor to The Hunger Games saga, with its smart story and strong characters. The premise feels remarkably grounded, as it follows a feisty teen while her world is turned upside down by an alien invasion. And Chloe Grace Moretz gives one of her most complex performances to date as a quick, flawed heroine.

The title refers to the stages of invasion, as unseen aliens quietly take over the planet. And then not so quietly. Most of humanity has been killed by disasters or disease, with the survivors waiting for whatever the next wave of attack might be. Before this, Cassie (Moretz) was a normal 16-year-old with a crush on the cute Ben (Nick Robinson). Now she's running for her life, trying to rescue her little brother Sam (Zackary Arthur), who has been whisked to safety by the gung-ho Colonel Vosch (Liev Schreiber) and his military resistance. Along the way, she meets farm boy Evan (Alex Roe), whom she reluctantly trusts mainly because he's such a hunk. Meanwhile, Ben finds himself in Sam's unit in the newly formed child's army Vosch is training to hunt down aliens who have taken human form.

Director Blakeson keeps the pace brisk without rushing past important details. This makes what happens feel unusually believable, and it also allows the actors to add personal touches to their performances. Moretz finds Cassie's innate courage and quick physicality, but nicely balances it with her impulsive decisions and adolescent self-doubt. As in most of these movies, she has to be in a love triangle, but her scenes with both Robinson and Roe offer something a bit more intriguing, mainly because both actors have surprises up their sleeves. There's also a fourth person in this relationship in the form of Maika Monroe's tough-girl fighter Ringer, perhaps the most intriguing character on-screen.

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The 5th Wave Trailer


Cassie Sullivan is only 16-years-old but her fighting spirit and courage has left her as one of the only survivors on a demolished Earth. The world has been taken over by alien forces known only as The Others, and they have launched a strategic attack on the planet in order to gain ownership. First came the darkness as the mothership wiped all power from the globe; the second wave brought total devastation in the cities, flooding everything in sight; and with the third wave came an airborne infection so deadly it took out whole nations in months. It wasn't long before they launched their invasion, killing any survivors and possessing human beings as hosts to walk among people in secret. Now what's left of the world is preparing for what may be the most apocalyptic wave of all, but the strongest people have survived and they're not ready to give up their home just yet. Cassie knows to trust no-one, but when she meets another apparent survivor, she knows she has to put her faith in him if she wants to find her missing brother.

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Gary Smith and Michelle Czarnik - Ray Azoulay, John Carrabino and CAA Celebrates Maria Bello's new book, 'Whatever...Love is Love' at Obsolete at Obsolete - Culver City, California, United States - Wednesday 6th May 2015

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Maria Bello, Suzanne Lerner and Guests
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Maria Bello, Suzanne Lerner and Guests
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Maria Bello - Live Talks Los Angeles with Mario Bello In Conversation with Camryn Manheim at the Aero Theater at Aero Theatre - Santa Monica, California, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015

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Third Person Review


Good

There are moments when this three-strand drama almost ascends to the emotional resonance of writer-director Paul Haggis' Oscar-winning 2004 movie Crash. Perhaps even more ambitious, this film is exploring issues of creativity, attraction and grief, but Haggis puts so much effort into the literary trickery that he fails to create characters the audience can connect with. So the drama ends up being interesting but never moving.

The central plot-thread is in Paris, where blocked writer Michael (Liam Neeson) is holed up in a hotel after leaving his wife (Kim Basinger) and arranging to meet his whip-smart mistress Anna (Olivia Wilde). But their witty romance seems to get entangled with his struggle to write a new novel. Meanwhile in Rome, dodgy American businessman Scott (Adrien Brody) meets Monika (Moran Atias), a sexy Roma woman trying to rescue her kidnapped daughter from local gangsters. With his own haunting back-story involving a lost child, Scott offers to help. And in New York, fallen soap-star Julia (Mila Kunis) has hired a lawyer (Maria Bello) in an effort to get custody of her son from her wealthy-painter ex (James Franco). But her life has gone so far off the rails that it's unlikely any judge will see things her way.

There's a clear sense that these storylines are swirling around in Michael's head as he tries to write. Each character has parent-child issues, including the event that sent Michael's career into a downward spiral. But Haggis never quite defines all of this, leaving ideas and themes dangling everywhere without connecting them to authentic people or experiences. So it's very difficult to get involved in any of the story strands, even though the actors deliver open, raw performances. Kunis has the film's strongest role, a complex journey into the aching soul of a mother, and she plays it beautifully. And Bello finds some moments of consuming emotion in her smaller part. Everything else feels rather cliched, from Neeson and Wilde's cute-prickly romantic games to Brody's journey to the dark side of Italy.

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McFarland USA Trailer


In 1987, Jim White (Kevin Costner) moved to McFarland in the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County, California, and what he found there shocked him. The city appeared to be a predominately Latino ghetto of sorts, where the children chose not to follow his instructions in class and caused him no end of grief. That was, until White noticed the exceptional running skills of the children in his class. With no cross-country team in the city and no one qualified to coach it, White assembled seven of the best runners and pushed them to take a chance and become great.

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'Third Person': Check Out The Trailer For Paul Haggis' "Russian Doll" Drama


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The release of Paul Haggis' unique new drama, Third Person, is looming and fans can finally check out the trailer for the movie that had critics' heads spinning at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Olivia Wilde and Kim Basinger, Third Person incorporates three interwoven love stories in Rome, Paris and New York.

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Mila Kunis Takes On A Dark New Role In The Compelling 'Third Person.'

In Paris, Neeson plays Michael; a writer who leaves his wife and begins and on/off relationship with his lover Anna, played by Olivia Wilde. However Anna is unable to commit to Michael because she has a troubling secret that affects her life.

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Third Person Trailer


Love is never uncomplicated and when a third person gets involved, it can make things even more difficult. Michael is an award-winning novelist who has left his wife for a much younger lover. He is in Paris finishing his latest book which eerily seems to reflect his own personal problems which get more intense by the day. Meanwhile, a dodgy businessman named Scott travels to Rome to get involved in a fashion design scam only to meet an attractive young woman named Monika. She reveals that she has finally been given the chance to see her daughter again but when the money she needs to see her is apparently stolen, Scott finds himself embroiled in a much deeper con. Then there's Julia, a former actress who has been refused contact with her child and is going through a serious legal battle to be able to hold her son again. 

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Maria Bello - Celebrities attend 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Plaza. - Los Angeles, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Video - Jessica Chastain And Maria Bello Look Like Seasonal Opposites At The National Board Of Review Awards Gala - Part 1


'Zero Dark Thirty' star Jessica Chastain and 'Prisoners' actress Maria Bello are spotted arriving at the 2014 National Board Of Review Awards Gala in New York where they pose for photographers before the event begins.

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Maria Bello, Clare Munn: How The Best Friends Fell In Love


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Maria Bello has become the latest of several celebrities to have come out this year and, in an article this week, revealed the struggles with her sexuality and how she explained to her son that she was in a relationship with her best friend Clare.

The Prisoners actress admitted her difficulties with telling her 12-year-old son Jackson that she was in a relationship with a woman in an article entitled 'Coming Out as a Modern Family' published in the New York Times.

"I was with someone romantically and I hadn't told him," she said. "I had become involved with a woman who was my best friend, and, as it happens, a person who is like a godmother to my son."

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Maria Bello Reveals She Is In A Long-Term Relationship With Another Women


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American actress Maria Bello has revealed that she is gay and has been in a longtime relationship with another women.

The 46 year-old wrote a very personal article in the ‘Modern Love’ section for The New York Times, published on Nov 29th.

Bello opened up about falling in love with her very close friend and how she broke the news to her 12 year-old son Jack.

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Mariska Hargitay, Kate Flannery, Debra Messing, Maria Bello, Blair Underwood, DANNY PINO and Hilary Swank - Mariska Hargitay Walk of Fame Star Ceremony, next to the star of her mother, Jayne Mansfield on Hollywood Boulevard - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th November 2013

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Mariska Hargitay and Hilary Swank
Mariska Hargitay and Hilary Swank
Mariska Hargitay, Zoltan Hargitay, Mickey Hargitay Jr and Jayne Marie Mansfield
Mariska Hargitay, Zoltan Hargitay, Mickey Hargitay Jr and Jayne Marie Mansfield
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Maria Bello

Date of birth

18th April, 1967

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Sex

Female

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Maria Bello Movies

Lights Out Trailer

Lights Out Trailer

When the lights go out, even the most logical of people can get frightened of...

The 5th Wave Movie Review

The 5th Wave Movie Review

Also based on the first in a trilogy of post-apocalyptic teen novels, this thriller feels...

The 5th Wave Trailer

The 5th Wave Trailer

Cassie Sullivan is only 16-years-old but her fighting spirit and courage has left her as...

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Third Person Movie Review

Third Person Movie Review

There are moments when this three-strand drama almost ascends to the emotional resonance of writer-director...

McFarland USA Trailer

McFarland USA Trailer

In 1987, Jim White (Kevin Costner) moved to McFarland in the San Joaquin Valley, Kern...

Third Person Trailer

Third Person Trailer

Love is never uncomplicated and when a third person gets involved, it can make things...

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Prisoners Movie Review

Prisoners Movie Review

What makes this thriller extraordinary is its willingness to make us scratch our heads and...

Grown Ups 2 Movie Review

Grown Ups 2 Movie Review

There was nothing remotely notable about 2010's Grown Ups, and now we have a sequel...

Prisoners Trailer

Prisoners Trailer

Keller Dover is just a regular guy from Boston who goes with his wife Grace...

Abduction Movie Review

Abduction Movie Review

There's an intriguing premise to this snappy action thriller, but it's never properly developed by...

Beautiful Boy Trailer

Beautiful Boy Trailer

In recent times Kate and Bill's marriage has been a little fragile. Both are committed...

Abduction Trailer

Abduction Trailer

Nathan Harper is a popular kid, he's on the school wrestling team and like most...

The Company Men Movie Review

The Company Men Movie Review

Strangely sidelined during awards season, this downsizing drama might be a bit downbeat, but it's...

Grown Ups Movie Review

Grown Ups Movie Review

Why is it that comedies about middle-aged men regressing to their childhood so rarely, if...

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