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Daisy Ridley And Judi Dench To Join Johnny Depp On Board 'Murder On The Orient Express'


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The ensemble cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is shaping up to be pretty special.

Branagh, who will direct and star in the adaptation, is to be joined by Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench and Michelle Pfeiffer for the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery.

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Fox's 'Gotham' Finally Casts Its Bruce Wayne And Selina Kyle


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David Mazouz, 12, best known for playing the young lead opposite Kiefer Sutherland in 'Touch' is to play Bruce Wayne in Fox's Batman prequel 'Gotham'. Mazouz will play the iconic comic book character who will grow up to become the Caped Crusader himself. He was famously played by Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight triology.

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Also cast in the new project is Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle - or Catwoman. In the new series, she will play a teenage orphan and a skilled street thief and pickpocket who is dangerous when cornered. As Deadline.com point out, it's impossible to ignore Bicondova's resemblance to Michelle Pfeiffer, the actress behind the most memorable Catwoman portrayal.

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Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods', 'Anansi Boys' Headed For TV: You Don't Want To Miss This


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Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel American Gods is going to be adapted for the small screen by FremantleMedia after cable company HBO dropped the series last November. The adaptation of Gaiman's fourth prose novel was in limbo for some time but it now looks like American Gods will hit the small screen after all, along with another of his novels, Anansi Boys.

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Neil Gaiman Will See Two More Of His Books Taken To The Screen.

 FremantleMedia, the company behind reality shows such as American Idol, announced the exciting news today: "Gaiman, the creator of the celebrated Sandman comic series, and the author of bestselling novels The Graveyard Book, Coraline and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, will executive produce the series along with FremantleMedia," via The Guardian.

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So, Michelle Pfeiffer Had Dangerous Liaisons With A Weird Cult


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When a young Michelle Pfeiffer moved to Hollywood to launch her acting career, she probably wasn’t warned about weird cults. So it’s no wonder she started hanging out with people who thought food and water wasn’t important.

They didn’t just think food and water wasn’t important – they thought sunlight could provide all the nourishment a human being needed to survive. She was practising breatharianism, as she explained to the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella Magazine.

Pfeiffer claimed her first husband, Peter Horton, saved her from the cult by showing her the light. “We were talking with an ex-Moonie and he was describing the psychological manipulation and I just clicked,” she explained.

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What Is It About "The Family" That Makes It So Unloved By Critics?


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The Family sounds great on paper – a Luc Besson film, set in France, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeifer, Tommy Lee Jones and Diana Argon – it would take a… the opposite of a miracle for this film to flop. However, the critics just don’t seem to be warming up to this comedy about the family of an American mobster, relocating to rural France and essentially harassing the locals for almost two hours. There are a number of reasons, cited against the family – the acting not being one of them, of course – but the one that seems to be sticking is the uninspired story (penned by Besson himself, along with Michael Caleo, based on the novel by Tonino Benacquista).

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De Niro manages to shine even in a lackluster role.

De Niro has plenty of experience playing mobsters. His performance as Gio, a gangster-turned-rat, who is forced to pose as a writer, living with his family in a village in Normandy and simultaneously penning a memoir, gets almost universal thumbs up, The New York Times’ Stephen Holden calls De Niro’s performance “surprisingly nuanced” and his character – “charming in a rough-hewed way, but lethal.”

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Video: Kate Bosworth Sings On New Topshop Christmas Campaign


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Kate Bosworth has become the new face of Topshop with a glamorous video showing the star singing 'Winter Wonderland'.

The 'Superman Returns' actress was chosen by the Philip Green brand to don a glitzy, dark red gown and re-create the inspirational piano scene from 1989's 'The Fabulous Baker Boys' which starred Michelle Pfeiffer. "This project brings together two important aspects of my life: cinema and fashion", says the actress who was also a Calvin Klein Jeans model in 2008. "I have always been a fan of the Topshop brand and it has been an honour to work with Sir Phillip and the team. I hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as we did making it." The clip was directed by Michael Polish of 'Twin Falls Idaho' and 'The Astronaut Farmer' fame.

The song looks to be in with a chance for the 2012 Christmas number one now being available on iTunes, but first it has to hit the UK Official Singles Chart. It will face competition from Olly Murs whose single 'Troublemaker' featuring Flo Rida is top for the second week in a row and from The Pogues with their much-loved 1987 Christmas hit 'Fairytale of New York' featuring Kirsty Maccoll.

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BFI Exhibit Iconic Costumes, Including Superman, At The Victoria And Albert Museum In London


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Twenty years' worth of movie costumes amassed by the BFI are going to be left in the care of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Some of these will be exhibited in the Hollywood Costume Exhibition which opens to the public on October 20th this year.

Around 700 costumes - the entirety of the BFI's costume collection reports the BBC will be given to the museum that has become the home of design history in the UK include a Superman outfit worn by the late Christopher Reeve, as well as a dress worn by Marylin Monroe in the classic comedy 'Some Like It Hot'. The exhibition will not include all 700 donated costumes, rather, the V&A have chosen 130 classic costumes from the ages. These include iconic superhero outfits such as Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman suit and the Spider-Man suit worn by Tobey Maguire. Plus, in an wonderful and special gift to the UK, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC is letting the British museum Dorothy's red slippers, worn by Judy Garland, in the Wizard of Oz's for four weeks. There was a gala party to celebrate the exhibition, which included guests Simon Pegg and Helena Bonham Carter.

Although not all the generously donated pieces will be seen in the Hollywood Costume Exhibition, highlights of the collection will be included at the V&A's Theatre and Performance galleries. The Telegraph reports that the majority of the generous gift from the BFI will be held at one of the V&A sites in Olympia which is where the new “Clothworkers' Centre for Textile and Fashion Study and Conservation” will open, this time next year.





Michelle Pfeiffer and Grauman's Chinese Theatre Monday 7th May 2012 'Dark Shadows' premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Outside Arrivals

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Michelle Pfeiffer and Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Michelle Pfeiffer and Grauman's Chinese Theatre Thursday 5th July 2012 Dark Shadows Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

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Michelle Pfeiffer and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Michelle Pfeiffer and Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Michelle Pfeiffer and Caesars Palace Thursday 26th April 2012 CinemaCon 2012 Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace Resort and Casino

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Michelle Pfeiffer and Caesars Palace
Michelle Pfeiffer and Caesars Palace
Michelle Pfeiffer and Caesars Palace
Michelle Pfeiffer and Caesars Palace
Michelle Pfeiffer and Caesars Palace

David E Kelley, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ziegfeld Theatre - David E. Kelley, Michelle Pfeiffer, New York City, USA - New York premiere of 'New Year's Eve' at the Ziegfeld Theatre - Arrivals Wednesday 7th December 2011

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David E Kelley, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ziegfeld Theatre

Michelle Pfeiffer and Grauman's Chinese Theatre Monday 5th December 2011 Los Angeles premiere of 'New Year's Eve' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Outside Hollywood, California

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Michelle Pfeiffer and Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer and Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Zac Efron and Michelle Pfeiffer Hollywood, California - Los Angeles premiere of 'New Year's Eve' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Monday 5th December 2011

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Zac Efron and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Zac Efron and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Zac Efron and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Zac Efron and Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Michelle Pfeiffer Tuesday 1st March 2011 on the set of 'New Year's Eve' in Manhattan New York City, USA

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Michelle Pfeiffer Thursday 24th February 2011 Michelle Pfeiffer on the set of her new film 'New Year's Eve' shooting in Manhattan New York City, USA

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Zac Efron and Michelle Pfeiffer
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Zac Efron and Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer Wednesday 23rd February 2011 on the set of her new film 'New Year's Eve' New York City, USA

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Kate Capshaw, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Spielberg and White House - Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Michelle Pfeiffer, David Kelley Washington DC, USA - 2010 White House Correspondents Association Dinner held at the Washington Hilton Hotel - Arrivals Saturday 1st May 2010

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Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg and White House

Michelle Pfeiffer and Directors Guild Of America Tuesday 16th June 2009 Screening Of 'Cheri' at Directors Guild of America Theatre New York City, USA

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Michelle Pfeiffer and Directors Guild Of America
Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend and Directors Guild Of America
Michelle Pfeiffer and Directors Guild Of America

Michelle Pfeiffer and David Letterman Tuesday 16th June 2009 outside the Ed Sullivan Theater for the 'Late Show With David Letterman' New York City, USA

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Michelle Pfeiffer and David Letterman
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Michelle Pfeiffer and David Letterman
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Michelle Pfeiffer and David Letterman

Felicity Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer Wednesday 6th May 2009 Cheri - UK film premiere held at the Cine lumiere at Institut Francais London, England

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Felicity Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer
Felicity Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer
Felicity Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer

I Could Never Be Your Woman Review


Very Good
Rosie (Michelle Pfeiffer), the lead character in Amy Heckerling's I Could Never Be Your Woman, is believably beleaguered in a manner not often seen in a Hollywood romantic comedy, where a typical dilemma has an attractive young woman torn between a hot jerk and an ideal husband. Rosie is a single mother in her 40s, working her ass off on a youth-culture sitcom and fighting against the prevailing notion that women in the entertainment industry must approach but never touch the age of 28. Of course, she's also clearly loaded, providing a privileged life for her tweenage daughter Izzie (Saoirse Ronan); it's still a movie, after all.

The circumstances of Heckerling's clearly autobiographical film (she worked on the TV version of Clueless for several years following that film's release, which she also directed) mirrors its character's mix of luxury and messiness: It's a feature film with a decent budget and several recognizable stars that got caught up in a distribution mess and wound up proceeding straight to DVD. The movie itself is a bit of a mess, too, with weird interludes where Tracey Ullman, playing Mother Nature(!), harangues Rosie about the unstoppable march of time. Heckerling is fond of this technique; as the screenwriter-director, she pauses the movie for diatribes of her own about the destructive nature of beauty standards, the absurdity of network executives and standards and practices monitors, and the insanity of reality TV -- topics that seem to have been festering for a good decade or so.

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Michelle Pfeiffer - Sunday 27th January 2008 at Screen Actors Guild Los Angeles, California

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Michelle Pfeiffer Wednesday 3rd October 2007 UK film premiere of 'Stardust' held at the Odeon in Leicester Square London, England

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Stardust Review


Essential
The tremendously enchanting Stardust runs on a double dose of star power.

Traditional Hollywood stars are stockpiled in the cast. Michelle Pfeiffer, so villainous in Hairspray, leads a trio of selfish witch sisters. Robert De Niro captains a motley crew aboard a magical pirate ship. Peter O'Toole gets five quality minutes as the dying leader of a storybook kingdom. Sir Ian McKellen even narrates the affair.

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Michelle Pfeiffer - Michelle Pfeiffer and Dedee Pfeiffer held at Paramount Studio Theatre Hollywood, USA - Los Angeles Premiere of " Stardust" Sunday 29th July 2007

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Michelle Pfeiffer - Michelle Pfieffer held at Paramount Studio Theatre Hollywood, USA - Los Angeles Premiere of " Stardust" Sunday 29th July 2007

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Michelle Pfeiffer - Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert DeNiro held at Paramount Studio Theatre Hollywood, USA - Los Angeles Premiere of " Stardust" Sunday 29th July 2007

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Michelle Pfeiffer Sunday 29th July 2007 Los Angeles Premiere of " Stardust" Hollywood, USA

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Hairspray (2007) Review


Extraordinary
As Hairspray opens, director Adam Shankman's camera parts the clouds and peers down from the heavens on beautiful Baltimore. A star is born. Maryland's blue-collar port city deserves top billing in the Hairspray credits, for it is as much a central character to the story as John Travolta's portly and protective housewife or Michelle Pfeiffer's catty television producer.

Immediately, the music kicks in. The day-to-day sounds of the bustling town melt with Marc Shaiman's infectious doo-wop score and the camera swoops toward the modest bedroom of typical teen Tracy Turnblad, who is played to perfection by newcomer Nikky Blonsky. Another star is born. But though the angle may descend rapidly, Shankman's movie remains airborne for two full hours, bolstered by the incomparable high that accompanies the raucous joy of musical rebellion.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Review


OK
A Midsummer Night's Dream is hardly Shakespeare's best work. Memorable only for the role of the impish Robin "Puck" Goodfellow (Tucci, here), Midsummer is a rambling and disjointed play that tries to blend plotlines involving unrequited love, fellows putting on a play, and of course, fairies. Does this blend very well? Not really, and Midsummer has always felt totally out of whack to me. Of course, if you want to see Calista Flockhart rolling in the mud and Kevin Kline turned into a donkey, well, whatever floats your boat.

Up Close And Personal Review


Good
If nothing else, Up Close And Personal will remind you just how hideous the hairstyles of the 1980s were, especially among media personalities. Fortunately, the film accomplishes a lot more than that, giving us a nice romance that isn't harmed too much by its attempts at melodrama.

Up Close And Personal tells the loosely-based-on-reality story of Sally (who becomes Tally) Atwater (Michelle Pfeiffer), a vain upstart girl from Reno who wants to make it big in television. Robert Redford costars as Warren Justice, a Miami news director who gives her her big break and takes her under his wing. Under his influence, Tally is transformed from brash loudmouth to The Next Big Thing, and of course, the two fall madly in love along the way.

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Dangerous Liaisons Review


Extraordinary
Until The Quiet American, this was only decent thing Christopher Hampton had ever written, and why shouldn't he, he had the source material to help him. The film famously follows backstabbing and intrigue in France, 200 or so years ago, as kissing cousins place a bet over whether Valmont (John Malkovich) can land prissy Marie (Michelle Pfeiffer), ruining countless lives along the way. It would be almost perfect if it wasn't for southern belle Swoosie Kurtz mucking up the works. Probably the best adaptation of the celebrated novel you can find.

Ladyhawke Review


Very Good
Setting aside the hamfisted Alan Parsons score and Rutger Hauer's equally hammy performance, Ladyhawke is a fine little fantasy based on a timeless tale. A curse has caused Hauer and his lover (Michelle Pfeiffer) to never cross paths -- he turns into a wolf at night, she turns into a hawk by day. Matthew Broderick -- who redeems the film completely for any of its datedness -- plays the thief who aids the pair in exacting revenge on an evil bishop (John Wood, reunited with Broderick from WarGames). Moody and quite dark, this is a great movie for a sleepy Sunday afternoon.

A Midsummer Night's Dream Review


OK
A Midsummer Night's Dream is hardly Shakespeare's best work. Memorable only for the role of the impish Robin "Puck" Goodfellow (Tucci, here), Midsummer is a rambling and disjointed play that tries to blend plotlines involving unrequited love, fellows putting on a play, and of course, fairies. Does this blend very well? Not really, and Midsummer has always felt totally out of whack to me. Of course, if you want to see Calista Flockhart rolling in the mud and Kevin Kline turned into a donkey, well, whatever floats your boat.

The Witches Of Eastwick Review


Good
This 1980s sensation turned a lot of heads with its scandalous tale of Jack Nicholson -- playing the devil, or at least a devil -- who woos three shrewish women in the small town of Eastwick (think Salem, Massachusetts), turning them essentially into his whores. Ultimately this is a platform for Nicholson to bust loose with what might be his most gregarious performance ever, an over-the-top phantasmagoria that distracts you from the largely absent plot.

The Story Of Us Review


Bad
Okay, let's get thing straight, right up front. If you have been led to believe from the trailers that The Story of Us is a romantic comedy, you are in for a huge shock. This is a mean, bad, melodramatic horror story about two bickering people. There is little comedy to be had in the entire thing.

Which is a surprise. This is the man who brought us the masterful comedy When Harry Met Sally.... And here we are, with people on couches, talking to the camera about their relationship. Same premise, right? Ohhhhhhh noooooo. The Story of Us can be summed up quite simply: Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer hate each other. They spend two hours yelling, cursing, crying, and pouting. Then maybe they get back together. The end.

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Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas Review


OK
DreamWorks' animated division continues its mediocre streak of family-centered adventures with the visually stimulating but substandard Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.

Based ever-so-loosely on Sinbad's literary escapades, the film shows our courageous thief (voiced by Brad Pitt) in pursuit of the mystical Book of Peace. When mischievous goddess Eris (voiced by Michelle Pfeiffer) steals the book from Proteus (voiced by Joseph Fiennes), she frames Sinbad for her crime. Now the self-centered rogue and his stowaway love interest, Marina (voiced by Catherine Zeta-Jones), must reclaim the book from the Realm of Chaos to prove Sinbad's innocence and spare Proteus' life at the hands of an executioner.

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A Thousand Acres Review


Bad
This adaptation (read: poor imitation) of Shakespeare's King Lear sports Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, and Jennifer Jason Leigh as the three twisted sisters of ailing king Jason Robards -- only this time the kind is a farmer with a whopping 1000 acres. Parcelling the property becomes a headache thanks to Leigh's ungrateful bitch of a daughter, and soon enough a legal battle ensues... not to mention accusations of abuse, alcoholism, and every other hot-button sin you could name. No one is good in this movie. Everyone plays a variation on the annoying sad sack -- Pfeiffer probably being the worst of all. I don't know anything to redeem the movie except for an understated performance from Leigh -- unless you're into masochism. Avoid.

Batman Returns Review


Excellent
It was the end of an era. The year was 1992 and the movie was Batman Returns. It marked the end of the Batman franchise as a series of good movies. It was, friends, the last great Batman.

Gotham was dark and so was the script. Darkly comic, darkly romantic, and darkly dramatic. This tale told of Michael Keaton as Batman in a love/hate relationship with Catwoman, of a freak raised by penguins, of a power hungry industry giant who sought to leave the legacy of a polluting power plant. The Penguin: a man raised by what became his namesake, seeks to discover the identity of his parents, and then exact vengeance upon the world. Selina Kyle was a lowly secretary who got pushed out of a window for opening her mouth: exhausting one of nine lives, and then becoming Catwoman. And Bruce Wayne was a man haunted by his past and compelled to fight crime at night as Batman.

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What Lies Beneath Review


Extraordinary
So far, this summer's supposed blockbusters could have used a free course on filmmaking from Robert Zemeckis.

Lesson number one: Take time to acclimate the audience to the characters. Unlike The Perfect Storm, What Lies Beneath completely absorbs the main character's personalities into the dramatic mix- frailties and all, through an intense look into their psyche, practically forcing the audience to become emotionally attached. This is not an original concept in cinema, but after watching Clooney and Wahlberg jump on that fishing boat and mournfully pronounce their goodbyes as if they already knew the ominous storm was on its way, you can't help but root for the ship to capsize.

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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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The Age Of Innocence Review


Good
Little Marty Scorsese, directing a period piece? Well, it is set in New York. Only it's the late 1800s and everyone is in frilly dresses and smokes cigars. Daniel Day-Lewis takes center stage as a high-society type engaged to Ryder but entranced by her cousin Pfeiffer. How to choose between two very different girls? Ah, such is the dilemma of life. Very pretty, very long, very cold, and very tidy.

Love Field Review


OK
The death of JFK is the backdrop for this quirky and vaguely unsatisfying film, which puts Michelle Pfeiffer (Oscar nominated here) in a platinum blonde 'do and on a road trip to the Kennedy funeral with an unlikely companion: Dennis Haysbert and his young daughter. Not quite a study of civil rights in the '60s, not quite a Thelma & Louise, and not quite a relationship story, Love Field is mostly a by-the-book period drama intended as Oscar bait. This time, it worked.

I Am Sam Review


Terrible

To grasp the shameless, trolling-for-Oscars concept behind "I Am Sam," an insufferably mawkish, mentally-challenged melodrama of self-aggrandizing proportions, just imagine a tear-jerking "Rain Man" sequel with Dustin Hoffman in a custody battle over a button-cute 7-year-old daughter.

Somebody pass the Pepto-Bismol.

The patience-testing, 100-percent predictable picture stars Sean Penn (who I can only assume took the role to finance some smaller, smarter project in the works) in a mannerism-congested performance as a man whose mental capacity has been surpassed by his blond-haired, blue-eyed China-doll kid, and now the state wants to take her away from him.

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White Oleander Review


OK

If it weren't for the cache that came with being a selection in Oprah Winfrey's short-lived book club, any film adaptation of Janet Fitch's "White Oleander" would likely have wound up as a weepy, cable TV movie-of-the-week melodrama in which struggling former stars cry out for credibility.

But Warner Bros. dollars and a dedicated pedigree cast make all the difference in bringing to the screen this earnest (if not profound) saga of a tender teenage girl's roller-coaster ride through foster care after her bourgeois artiste mother is imprisoned for poisoning an errant lover.

Michelle Pfeiffer shows some serious bite as the girl's affectionate but inattentive, domineering and pernicious jailbird mom, who becomes subtly but increasingly detrimental to her daughter's psyche with every prison visit. And with foster parents played by Robin Wright Penn (as an aging white-trash tart who sees the 14-year-old heroine as sexual competition) and Renée Zellweger (as a sweet but clingy, failed L.A. actress looking more for a girlfriend than a daughter), you might think inexperienced lead actress Alison Lohman (Fox TV's "Pasadena") would have a hard time standing out.

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The Story Of Us Review


Weak

Unlike any real-life marriage -- especially a marriage on the rocks -- "The Story of Us" is 100-percent predictable.

Rob Reiner's new romantic dramedy about a married couple's 15-year itch, this "Story" is so faithful to formula that there are moments (several of them, in fact) at which any seasoned movie-goer could shout out what's going to happen next and be right every time.

Fade in. Wife and mom Michelle Pfeiffer has soap suds on her hand and in her hair as her washing machine overflows with sloshing water and bubbles. What comes next?

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Michelle Pfeiffer

Date of birth

29th April, 1958

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Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie's 83-year-old classic whodunit, this lavish, star-studded film is old-style...

Mother Movie Review

Mother Movie Review

Darren Aronofsky doesn't make fluffy movies, and has only had one genuine misfire (2014's Noah)....

Mother! Trailer

Mother! Trailer

A young woman (Jennifer Lawrence) and her older husband (Javier Bardem) have the most perfect...

Murder On The Orient Express Trailer

Murder On The Orient Express Trailer

It's the 1930s and a group of strangers from different walks of life board a...

The Family Movie Review

The Family Movie Review

Despite a promising trailer and a great cast, this French-American comedy-thriller is a complete misfire...

The Family Trailer

The Family Trailer

Giovanni Manzoni is a gangster boss who has been placed under witness protection by Agent...

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People Like Us Movie Review

People Like Us Movie Review

There's an intriguing true story buried inside this overly structured drama, and by playing by...

People Like Us Trailer

People Like Us Trailer

Sam is a successful salesman in his twenties who is dire need of a plan...

Dark Shadows Movie Review

Dark Shadows Movie Review

There were 1,245 episodes of the gothic soap Dark Shadows between 1966 and 1971, so...

New Year's Eve Movie Review

New Year's Eve Movie Review

The team that made the thin-but-enjoyable Valentine's Day in 2010 reunites for another massively overextended...

Dark Shadows Trailer

Dark Shadows Trailer

In 1752, The Collins family moves from Liverpool for a new life in North America....

New Year's Eve Trailer

New Year's Eve Trailer

On New Year's Eve, there is no better place to be than New York. All...

Cheri Trailer

Cheri Trailer

Watch the trailer for CheriCheri is the story of a gorgeous retired courtesan Léa and...

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