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Austenland Review


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Fans of romantic fiction may enjoy this gimmicky comedy, which cleverly plays around with Jane Austen's fiction but kind of misses its own joke. The screenwriters seem to think they're combining sudsy fantasy with darker realism. But actually everything on screen is plainly ridiculous, only livened up by a couple of the actors.

The story starts in America, where Jane (Russell) is so obsessed with Austen's novels that she's sure Mr Darcy is coming for her any day now. So she spends her savings on a holiday at Austenland in England, where Mrs Wattlesbrook (Seymour) lets her clients live as if they're in a 19th century novel. Jane's only fellow guests are Elizabeth and Amelia (Coolidge and King), both of whom flirt shamelessly with Nobley, Andrews and East (Feild, Callis and Whittle), the actors on hand to play dashing bachelors. But Jane is more interested in sexy stable boy Martin (McKenzie).

As the script strains to layer romance and fantasy into this goofy set-up, there are a few snappy one-liners that get us laughing, thanks mainly to the expert improvisation skills of Coolidge, who can make anything funny. By contrast, Russell is annoyingly naive and sulky, while King tips the opposite way into broad farce. The men are more interesting because we occasionally get to see them as the actors they really are, but none of them are very complex, and we can guess where the story is going from the start.

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Stephenie Meyer - The Cinema Society and Jaeger-LeCoultre screening of Open Road Films' 'The Host' at Tribeca Grand Hotel - New York, NY, United States - Wednesday 27th March 2013

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Stephenie Meyer - The premiere of 'The Host' held at the Arclight theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 19th March 2013

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Diane Kruger, Max Irons and Stephenie Meyer - Cast Of The Host appears at The Grove to film EXTRA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 15th March 2013

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Diane Kruger and Stephenie Meyer - Celebrities at The Grove to appear on entertainment news show 'Extra' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 15th March 2013

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Stephenie Meyer - Stephenie Meyer promotes and signs copies of her new book 'The Host' at Waterstones - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 5th March 2013

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Stephanie Meyer, Jake Abel and Max Irons - 'The Host' book launch at Books and Books in Coral Gables at Books and Books Coral Gables - Coral Gables, Florida, United States - Tuesday 19th February 2013

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Sundance Film Festival: Business As Usual


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The Sundance Film Festival is almost over and so far it has been an eventful time. Here's a quick recap and review of this year's proceedings.

While the festival is held in high regard as a celebration of film and filmmakers, quite a few deals have also been struck at this year’s event. Notably, Daniel Radcliffe’s most recent flick Kill Your Darling, portraying the life of poet Alan Ginsberg, which received almost unanamously glowing reviews at the festival, has been picked up by Sony Pictures Classic for about $2 million. Austenland, Stephanie Meyer’s baby, went to Sony as well, for about $4 million, whilst the highly anticipated Don Jon’s Addiction, written, directed and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, went to Relativity Media, again for $4 million, with a reported $25 million promotional commitment.

A lot of other expected releases found a home during Sundance as well, and considering the success of certain Sundance films from last year (Beasts of the Southern Wild comes to mind), we probably have quite a few quality releases to look forward to in 2013. Other notable films that have been introduced (and subsequently sold) at the festival have been Prince Avalanche (to Magnolia Pictures), Lovelace (to RADiUS - TWC) and The Way, Way Back (to Fox Searchlight). All information provided by CNN.

Austenland Premiers At Sundance To Mixed Reviews


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Much has happened at the Sundance Film Festival this year, but then again, isn’t that always the case?

An unlikely winner of the audience’s attention was Austenland, a fantasy-and-reality-clash flick about a fictional resort, whose patrons get to live out their dream of living in a Jane Austen novels. And what’s not to like here? The film offers a love story, set in modern times, but also gets to play around with indulgent costumes and period speak – all good fun. What may come as a surprise to some is that one of the brains behind the operation is none other than Stephanie Meyer – yes, she of Twilight infamy. Well, if there’s anything her writing has shown, it’s that romance is like a drug to a particular demographic of young women (and some men), so it’s a small wonder that she is involved in this particular project. The reviews of Austenland are quite mixed at the moment, but the synopsis, at least, suggests that this one might be worth seeing.

Some other highlights of Sundance Festival included, of course, the premiere of May in the Summer on the very first night of the festival and of course, the documentary Anita: Speaking Truth to Power, focusing on the life of Anita Hill, a prominent advocate for women’s rights and against sexual harassment.

Stephenie Meyer Sunday 11th November 2012 Premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

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Stephenie Meyer Wednesday 14th November 2012 The premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

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Stephenie Meyer Monday 12th November 2012 The premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals

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Stephenie Meyer Monday 12th November 2012 at the premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

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Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart Interviewed Together For First Time Since Reconciliation


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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart gave their first interview together since they got back together at the end of this summer, whilst promoting the final instalment of the Twilight films, Breaking Dawn Part 2.

As well as the newly rekindled lovers making an appearance, Taylor Lautner was also on hand to give a word or two, but as you would imagine most of the attention was focused largely on R-Pats and K-Stew.

All the talk was kept strictly about Twilight, with the only time talk veered away from the film coming Pattinson and Stewart were quized about their Halloween costumes. For those of you out of the loop with celebrity Halloween costumes, Stewart went as Natalie Portman’s character from the film Closer, telling the panel that she “loved that movie.” Meanwhile Pattinson went a little more economical by wearing a $3 mask from a local store, reports MTV News.

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Breaking Dawn: Part 1 Review


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Finally, everyone stops taking the Twilight saga so seriously, creating a surprisingly entertaining romp. Yes, everyone still mopes, but they now do so with a twinkle in the eye and a growling sense of underlying menace.

After an idyllic woodland wedding and Brazilian-island honeymoon, Bella (Stewart) finds herself unexpectedly pregnant by her new vampire husband Edward (Pattinson). But what's growing inside her? Edward's family closes ranks to take care of her fast-growing foetus, watched over by her wolf-pal Jacob (Lautner). The problem is that if Bella dies, as seems likely since the baby is sucking the life from her, the tenuous treaty between vampires and werewolves will be broken, leading to all-out war. This of course puts Jacob in a tricky position.

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Video - Stephenie Meyer Praises Twilight Cast


Stephenie Meyer, author of the phenomenally successful Twilight novels, speaks to fans of the supernatural franchise outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre, prior to the Hand and Footprint Ceremony for the stars of the film. Stephenie praises the behaviour of Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner - who play Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black respectively - and the way they handled their rise to fame with such class.

The fourth and final book in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, has followed in the footsteps of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by being split into two parts. Breaking Dawn Part I will hit cinemas on November 18th, 2011
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Austenland Movie Review

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Breaking Dawn: Part 1 Movie Review

Breaking Dawn: Part 1 Movie Review

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