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The Intern Review

Good

This is one of those warm, unchallenging comedies that's entertaining to watch even though something about it feels vaguely inane. Basically, nothing about it is even remotely realistic; people never actually do or say these kinds of things. But we kind of wish they did. And as writer-director Nancy Meyers makes a series of pointed observations about the value of age and experience, we can't help but wistfully smile and nod along.

It's set in a picturesque mix of old and new Brooklyn, where pensioner Ben (Robert De Niro) has run out of ways to make his life interesting after his wife of more than 40 years died. He's done the travelling, spent time with his grandson on the opposite side of the country, and now he's applying to be a senior intern at a wildly successful fashion website. He's assigned to work with founder and CEO Jules (Anne Hathaway), an overachiever who prefers to do everything herself while her equally astute husband (Anders Holm) stays home with their adorable daughter (JoJo Kushner). Jules is so busy that she barely notices that both her company and her marriage are slipping out of her grasp, but Ben is sharp as a tack, and gently helps her reset her priorities. Meanwhile, he also finds romance himself with the company's hot masseuse (Rene Russo).

Virtually everything in this movie feels comfortable and easy, with conflicts that aren't actually that difficult to manage and side characters who never steal the spotlight from the stars. The only dark shadow in the film appears when Ben discovers that Jules' husband is having an affair, and her reaction nicely sidesteps the usual way movies approach the issue. Otherwise, the film plays along nicely, never ruffling feathers while constantly pointing out how wise old people are, really. Thankfully, De Niro is so relaxed in the role that he avoids sentimentality, effortlessly mixing the comedy and drama. He sparks some engaging father-daughter-style chemistry with Hathaway, who nicely mixes Jules' tough drive with an underlying yearning to get her life back in balance.

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The Intern - Extended Trailer


Retired and, frankly, bored, 70-year-old Ben Whittaker decides the quiet life is not one he needs right now and instead opts for a career move. He applies as a senior intern for a fashion website following the death of his wife, and despite his age he is taken on by the young company CEO Jules Ostin. It isn't long before Ostin beccomes increasingly reliant on Whittaker as he becomes something of a grandfather figure to her; his old-fashioned charm, positive energy and kind wisdown beguiling her as she struggles under the pressure of managing an ever-growing business. Even the board are suggesting she take on a new manager to take off some of the pressure, so Whittaker is exactly what she needs to boost her self esteem and help her stay on track. She's not the only one with a soft spot for Whittaker; the youth of the rest of the office are being taught a thing or two about relationships of all kinds, as he himself learns about the beauty of the modern world.

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Rene Russo - Rene Russo wearing a straw hat, tight jeans ans brown suede boots goes to an office in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 3rd June 2015

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The Intern Trailer


Ben Whittaker is a 70-year-old retiree who has little left in his life to keep him occupied, now that his wife has passed away. He's keen to re-start and take on new job and discovers a vacant position for a senior intern at a fashion website. He gets the job to much surprise from the rest of the company. The site is run by Jules Ostin; a young entrepreneur who's visibly struggling in her role as CEO and feels like she's on the verge of a crisis. Ben becomes an unlikely confidante, boosting her self-esteem with words of wisdom and worldly advice, as she in turn shows him the wonders of modern life and technology. The other young employees are starting to feel that they could take a leaf out of his book too, as the smart and sophisticated Ben proves firmly that there's life in the old dog yet.

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'Nightcrawler' Might Be A Psychopath's Success Story, But That's Why We Love It


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As 'Nightcrawler' hits UK shelves today, we delved deeper into the mind of the so-called protagonist. On the surface, it's a movie about a creepy guy with a ghoulish habit of photographing murder scenes, but look more carefully and you won't be so quick to dismiss Jake Gyllenhaal's dubious character as a regular psychopath.

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Jake Gyllenhaal seriously impressed critics with 'Nightcrawler' role

Clearly it's true that there's something a little morbid about showing up at the scene of a brutal killing, camera at the ready and with no intention of informing the police, but is it really so morally different from the global interest in ever more weird and grotesque stories and videos? Jake Gyllenhaal doesn't think so. 'It's a subversive comment on where we are today, not only with media but our need and our desperation for more information as a culture on a global level', he reveals. Though, the only difference being, according to him, is that Lou Bloom is chasing down serious stories while we mostly sit around watching cat virals.

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Rene Russo - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Rene Russo and Dan Gilroy - 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals at Tent on the beach, Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Rene Russo - The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Outside Arrivals at Santa Monica, Independent Spirit Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Rene Russo Delivers Very Emotional Acceptance Speech, Thanks High School Teacher That Kept "Me From Killing Myself"


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After taking a lengthy break from acting, Rene Russo received critical acclaim for her supporting role opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the 2014 thriller 'Nightcrawler,' for which she received the Best Supporting Actress prize at AARP's 14th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, on Monday, (Feb 2nd).

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Russo was very emotional while accpeting the Best Supporting Actress Award

The 60-year-old star, who was clearly shocked when her name was called out, then delivered a heartfelt and emotionally charged acceptance speech that revealed some of the darker times in her life.

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Nightcrawler Review


Excellent

A gently comical undertone makes this thriller even creepier than expected, bolstered by sharp writing and directing from Dan Giloy and an especially clever performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. Comparisons to Taxi Driver have been obvious, as the lead character is a potentially dangerous sociopath on a very personal quest. And the film also taps into the current zeitgeist: how the media panders to a public that increasingly screams for blood. It's a thoroughly unnerving film that often feels more like a very grim satire than a proper thriller.

Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a loner who is desperate to make his mark on the world. Searching for something to do, he stumbles across the people who prowl the city streets after dark in search of an event they can film and sell on to a TV news outlet. Learning from a veteran (Bill Paxton), Lou gets his own camera and a police scanner and starts chasing car crashes, house fires and violent crimes all over Los Angeles. And when he finds that TV news director Nina (Rene Russo) wants to buy his footage, he hires Rick (Riz Ahmed) as an assistant, getting even more aggressive about arriving on the scene before the competition. But Lou isn't willing to settle for that, and starts manipulating the news to get even better stories.

Where this goes from here is pretty unimaginable, as Lou reveals himself to be utterly unencumbered by any hint of a moral compass. Of course, this is a central theme of the movie, as it explores the way audiences clamour for more explosive footage, which pretty much eliminates any sense of human decency in the way events are covered. Gyllenhaal portrays Lou as gaunt and hungry, but with an eerie charm that lets him get away with each audacious manoeuvre. Watching him snap at anyone who crosses him is truly terrifying. Although the way he quietly manipulates situations is even scarier.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Receives High Praise For 'Nightcrawler'


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Jake Gyllenhaal's performance in Nightcrawler has been highly praised by critics ahead of the film's US and UK release.

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Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler.

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Nightcrawler Trailer


Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered him more than a little unstable. He traverses the LA streets at night, keeping an eager eye out for the frequently occuring violent crimes that swamp the darkness, and finds himself first on the scene with his camera for a series of serious incidents. It soon becomes clear that the the bloodier the crime he stumbles upon, the higher his pay rate is when he sells those first shots for the news; but that kind of exposure begins to seriously damage his mental health and general sense of morality. He decides to go for a job as a television newscaster, feeling thoroughly confident of his hard work over the years, and stands to live by his rather unnerving motto: 'If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy the ticket.'

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Jake Gyllenhaal Hospitalized On 'Nightcrawler' Set. What's The Movie All About?


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Jake Gyllenhaal was briefly hospitalized after punching a mirror on the set of his new movie Nightcrawler on Wednesday morning (November 13, 2013). The actor lost 20 pounds to play a crime reporter in the movie and was deep in character when he injured his hand.

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"His character was looking into a mirror during the scene and punched the mirror in anger and broke it, cutting himself so bad he had to be taken to a hospital," a source told People magazine.

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Thor: The Dark World Review


Excellent

Marvel can't help itself: these movies have to get bigger and crazier. And this one leaves us wondering where they can possibly go next, as it spirals into a madly funny-scary thriller that threatens the existence of the whole universe. But it also feels like a story children would make up as they go along. Still, the sparky characters and wildly cataclysmic approach are hugely entertaining.

The action picks up right after the Battle of New York (see 2012's The Avengers), and scientist Jane (Portman) is miffed that Thor (Hemsworth) didn't call when he was back on Earth. She has just started dating a nebbish Londoner (O'Dowd) when her assistant Darcy (Dennings) stumbles into a spatial anomaly that draws Jane right into the middle of a 5,000-year-old struggle between Thor's home-realm Asgard and the dark elf Malekith (Eccleston), who wants to use a swirling goo called the Aether to plunge all of existence into blackness just as the universe aligns itself. As this convergence approaches, Thor defies his father Odin (Hopkins) and turns to his disgraced, malicious brother Loki (Hiddleston) for help.

The film is overcrowded with small but pivotal characters, including stern but helpful gatekeeper Heimdall (Elba), mad-doctor Erik (Skarsgard) and Odin's wise wife Frigga (Russo). All of them help distract us from the movie's wildly shifting tone as it darts from sardonic comedy to Lord of the Rings-style battles to silly romance to dark emotion. But the best thing is the tense, unpredictable relationship between Thor and Loki, an enjoyable mixture of sibling rivalry and brotherly love that's well-played by Hemsworth and especially Hiddleston. None of the other characters really has a chance to develop around them. But at least the actors have fun with their roles, including a number of hilarious cameos along the way (there are also two post-credit stings).

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Rene Russo

Date of birth

17th February, 1954

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Female

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The Intern Movie Review

The Intern Movie Review

This is one of those warm, unchallenging comedies that's entertaining to watch even though something...

The Intern - Extended Trailer

The Intern - Extended Trailer

Retired and, frankly, bored, 70-year-old Ben Whittaker decides the quiet life is not one he...

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The Intern Trailer

The Intern Trailer

Ben Whittaker is a 70-year-old retiree who has little left in his life to keep...

Nightcrawler - Featurette Trailer

Nightcrawler - Featurette Trailer

Jake Gyllenhaal discusses the great lengths he went through to prepare for his role in...

Nightcrawler Movie Review

Nightcrawler Movie Review

A gently comical undertone makes this thriller even creepier than expected, bolstered by sharp writing...

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Nightcrawler Trailer

Nightcrawler Trailer

Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered...

Thor: The Dark World Movie Review

Thor: The Dark World Movie Review

Marvel can't help itself: these movies have to get bigger and crazier. And this one...

Thor: The Dark World Trailer

Thor: The Dark World Trailer

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston talk about the upcoming 'Thor: The Dark World' in a...

Thor: The Dark World Trailer

Thor: The Dark World Trailer

Marvel's Thunder God, Thor returns in the latest superhero blockbuster, Thor: The Dark World (sequel...

Thor: The Dark World Trailer

Thor: The Dark World Trailer

Following the dramatic events of 'Thor' and 'The Avengers' which saw Thor battling not only...

Thor Movie Review

Thor Movie Review

This boisterous comic book movie benefits hugely from Branagh's steady hand as a director. Even...

Thor Trailer

Thor Trailer

Odin is one of the main gods on the planet of Asgard, when his son...

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