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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Opening night of Once Upon A Mattress at the Abrons Arts Center - Arrivals. at Abrons Arts Center, - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 14th December 2015

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Pat O'connor and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Entertainment Weekly And PEOPLE Celebrate The New York Upfronts - Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 12th May 2015

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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Russell Hornsby
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Russell Hornsby

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Chandler Williams - Opening night of The Winslow Boy, at the American Airlines Theatre-party arrivals. - New York, NY, United States - Friday 18th October 2013

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Chandler Williams
Roger Rees and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Chandler Williams
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Spencer Davis Milford, Roger Rees, Alessandro Nivola, Charlotte Parry, Zachary Booth, Henny Russell and Stephen Pilkington - Opening night of The Winslow Boy, at the American Airlines Theatre-curtain call. - New York, NY, United States - Friday 18th October 2013

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Spencer Davis Milford, Roger Rees, Alessandro Nivola, Charlotte Parry, Zachary Booth, Henny Russell and Stephen Pilkington
Meredith Forlenza, Chandler Williams, Michael Cumpsty and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Cumpsty, Chandler Williams, Spencer Davis Milford and Roger Rees
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Spencer Davis Milford, Roger Rees and Alessandro Nivola
Michael Cumpsty and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Cumpsty, Chandler Williams, Spencer Davis Milford, Roger Rees and Alessandro Nivola

Class Action Review


Very Good
Class Action is solid, well-made, engaging. In case you were wondering, mark that comment down as a positive review with a dash of disappointment. This movie is, very simply, a good story well-told, but it holds the capacity to do much more. There are moments when the film sears straight into the heart and mind, yet others when it clings a little too tightly to the safety of conventional drama.

Gene Hackman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio go head-to-head as an estranged father and daughter who face off in a high-stakes class action lawsuit. Hackman plays Jedediah Tucker Ward, whose quick wit and dedication to defending the little guy (sometimes to the little guy's peril) has made him a legendary hot-shot attorney. Mastrantonio plays his daughter Maggie, who has never had a good relationship with her father, but who did grow to share his passion for being a lawyer. The one major difference: Jedediah is a man on a mission to topple the world's evil, and Maggie works in defense of that evil. She has just made partner at a flashy firm, and is carrying on an affair with one of her superiors (Colin Friels).

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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Sunday 2nd December 2007 The Eleventh Hour - A Day for Darfur held at the Tricycle Theatre London, England

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Scarface Review


OK
To say that Al Pacino chews the scenery as Tony Montana, Cuban drug lord par excellence, doesn't really do justice to the performance. Pacino tears into his lines with a lust approaching frenzy, ripping through scenes with an animalistic fervor, creating a role that has already gone down in the books as one of the great, if not the greatest, portrayals of a gangster ever to hit the screen. It's also, watching some 20 years down the line, laughably campy in a manner that the rest of this bloated, self-important film doesn't seem to appreciate.

Pacino and producer Martin Bregman had a good idea in wanting to make an updated version of the original 1932 Scarface, which chronicled the rise and fall of a Prohibition-era Capone-like criminal overlord (screenwriter Ben Hecht was a Chicago journalist with a lot of intimate knowledge of Capone). Handing it over to director Brian De Palma (who had specialized mostly in psychosexual thrillers like Dressed to Kill and The Fury), and screenwriter Oliver Stone (whose credits included an Oscar for 1978's Midnight Express but also Conan the Barbarian), was a daring move. Stone did a lot of research for the screenplay, hanging out and doing coke with drug lords all over Latin America, and De Palma promised to bring a certain visual flair to the proceedings.

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Limbo (1999) Review


Terrible
Hurt. Used. Betrayed. Angry. Abused.

These are words that could be used to describe the emotions of John Sayles' characters in his latest, Limbo. But no, I use them to describe myself after sitting through his latest little exercise in indie egomania.

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Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves Review


Very Good
I have to say that I probably have seen the parody of this film more times than I have seen the movie itself. Somehow, through quirks of fate (namely, a WPST-NJ promotion), I got a free copy of the tape of Robin Hood: Men In Tights and have put up with watching it time after time. So, in the sense of cosmic justice, I figured I should actually watch the movie that spawned the film that has given me so many laughs that it probably didn't deserve.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is yet another example of Hollywood taking a famous story and making it Hollywood-compliant. In other words, the original story is still there in some bizarre form (he robs from the rich and gives to the poor), but we're missing Prince John, and Robin Hood's not speaking in a British accent. I can accept Robin Hood not speaking in a British accent if he happens to also be an animated fox (Disney's version, which took up some of my childhood hours), but when Kevin Costner takes a stab at it I just approach the entire movie from that point on with a sort of incredulity.

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The Perfect Storm Review


Weak
I do not like boats. I get seasick. I hate being on the water.

As it turns out, I'm starting to dislike movies about boats, too. They also make me seasick.

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The Abyss Review


Excellent
Before he became King of the World, James Cameron blew budgets out of the water, so to speak, with this little gem about aliens living on the bottom of the ocean, and what happens when humans interact with them. The original ending blows totally, but the laserdisc promises a new ending that threatens to make The Abyss a classic.

My Life So Far Review


Weak
I guess you're either one of those people who loves 1930's Scottish coming-of-age stories, or you're not.

Looks like I'm not.

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Scarface Review


OK
To say that Al Pacino chews the scenery as Tony Montana, Cuban drug lord par excellence, doesn't really do justice to the performance. Pacino tears into his lines with a lust approaching frenzy, ripping through scenes with an animalistic fervor, creating a role that has already gone down in the books as one of the great, if not the greatest, portrayals of a gangster ever to hit the screen. It's also, watching some 20 years down the line, laughably campy in a manner that the rest of this bloated, self-important film doesn't seem to appreciate.

Pacino and producer Martin Bregman had a good idea in wanting to make an updated version of the original 1932 Scarface, which chronicled the rise and fall of a Prohibition-era Capone-like criminal overlord (screenwriter Ben Hecht was a Chicago journalist with a lot of intimate knowledge of Capone). Handing it over to director Brian De Palma (who had specialized mostly in psychosexual thrillers like Dressed to Kill and The Fury), and screenwriter Oliver Stone (whose credits included an Oscar for 1978's Midnight Express but also Conan the Barbarian), was a daring move. Stone did a lot of research for the screenplay, hanging out and doing coke with drug lords all over Latin America, and De Palma promised to bring a certain visual flair to the proceedings.

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Limbo Review


Excellent

Right now I'm as excited about the medium of film as I was during my first film lit class in high school.

I've just seen John Sayles' "Limbo," a 200-proof character study so engrossing, intelligent and intellectually rewarding that by 60 minutes into the movie I was already antsy to see it a second time.

The story revolves around three people -- a mother, her daughter and her lover -- who become stranded on a remote Alaskan island during a sailboat outing that turns violent when double-crossed drug traffickers come calling for another passenger.

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The Perfect Storm Review


Weak

Somewhere inside "The Perfect Storm" there's a near-perfect movie drowning under gale-force swells of romanticized sea-faring melodrama.

Here's a stomach-in-knots true story about the rugged crew a swordfishing boat caught in the biggest sea storm in modern history -- a terrifying human saga with unsurpassed, seat-gripping special effects, strong performances from a stellar cast and level of realism so potent you can almost smell the 200-lb. fish and the sweat of the men who scrape together a living endangering their lives to net them at sea.

Yet the movie's potential got gutted in post-production, where director Wolfgang Petersen ("Outbreak," "Air Force One") slathered it in sentimentality weepy voice-overs, choppy editing and an incessant, intrusive score (by "Titanic's" James Horner) that saturates every single frame of the film with pounding tympani and crashing cymbals.

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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Movies

Scarface Movie Review

Scarface Movie Review

To say that Al Pacino chews the scenery as Tony Montana, Cuban drug lord par...

Limbo (1999) Movie Review

Limbo (1999) Movie Review

Hurt. Used. Betrayed. Angry. Abused.These are words that could be used...

The Perfect Storm Movie Review

The Perfect Storm Movie Review

I do not like boats. I get seasick. I hate being on the...

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My Life So Far Movie Review

My Life So Far Movie Review

I guess you're either one of those people who loves 1930's Scottish coming-of-age stories, or...

Scarface Movie Review

Scarface Movie Review

To say that Al Pacino chews the scenery as Tony Montana, Cuban drug lord par...

Limbo Movie Review

Limbo Movie Review

Right now I'm as excited about the medium of film as I was during my...

The Perfect Storm Movie Review

The Perfect Storm Movie Review

Somewhere inside "The Perfect Storm" there's a near-perfect movie drowning under gale-force swells of romanticized...

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