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Here's What You Need To Know About 'Stranger Things' Season 2


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Some new plot details have been announced for 'Stranger Things' season two, which comes as a relief to those who nearly died when they found out that it won't be hitting Netflix until October 2017. Everything from new characters to new monsters are hinted at ahead of the show.

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As you've probably already gathered, season 2 kicks off one year after events in the first season - that is, one year after Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) disappeared into the Upside Down and Will finally returned home, albeit vomiting baby demogorgons (probably). 

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So Many Emotions! The Best Winona Ryder SAG Awards Memes


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Winona Ryder stole the show at Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, thanks to her hilarious range of facial expressions during co-star David Harbour’s acceptance speech.

Ryder joined her ‘Stranger Things’ co-stars to accept the award for Best Ensemble Drama, with Harbour delivering the cast's acceptance speech. Harbour used the platform to address the current political situation and while Ryder didn’t seem prepared for such a rousing speech from her co-star, her range of reactions have made her the internet’s new favourite meme.

'Stranger Things' Is Confirmed For Season 2 In 2017


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Finally, it has been confirmed that we can expect another season of the much-loved Netflix original series 'Stranger Things' to arrive in the coming months, which means more incredible action from the likes of Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp and Winona Ryder. Bring on 2017!

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For those who haven't yet seen the 8-part first season of sci-fi horror 'Stranger Things', it follows the mysterious disappearance of a young boy named Will (Schnapp) and the arrival of an unusual shaven-headed girl with poweres of telekinesis, who is initially only known as Eleven (Brown). With the help of Eleven, Will's friends find out what's going on behind Will's absence, and eventually he is reunited with his relieved mother Joyce (Ryder).



We were left with one hell of a cliffhanger, however, when Eleven became trapped in the same alternate dimension that Will was in, and it seems that the horror is not over for Will himself as we see him coughing up that weird slug in his bathroom.

More: Millie Bobby Brown talks getting her head shaved

In a newly released short clip, the names of the next nine episodes were unveiled ('Madmax', 'The Boy Who Came Back To Life', 'The Pumpkin Patch', 'The Palace', 'The Storm', 'The Pollywog', 'The Secret Cabin', 'The Brain' and 'The Lost Brother) as Netflix revealed: 'In the Fall of 1984, the adventure continues'. So all we know from that is that season two is a continuation of season one, rather than a prequel.

'Stranger Things' debuted on July 15th 2016, and became a critically acclaimed success. Critics adored the talented cast and The Duffer Brothers' homage to Steven Spielberg movies and Stephen King stories. The soundtrack, created by Austin electronic outfit S U R V I V E, was also a hit and will be released on CD in mid-September in two separate volumes.

'Stranger Things' season 2 is set to arrive in 2017.

Winona Ryder: "Im Sick Of People Shaming Women For Being Sensitive And Vulnerable"


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Winona Ryder has said she’s sick of society “shaming women” for being sensitive or vulnerable. The 44-year-old, who returned to acting with Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ last month, said she’s been painted as supersensitive and fragile, ever since opening up about her experiences with depression and anxiety in the nineties, but those emotions shouldn't be portrayed as a bad thing.

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“I’m so sick of people shaming women for being sensitive or vulnerable. It’s so bizarre to me.” Ryder told New York magazine. “I wish I could unknow this, but there is a perception of me that I’m supersensitive and fragile. And I am supersensitive, and I don’t think that that’s a bad thing.”

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Netflix Unveils Spooky New Original Series 'Stranger Things' Starring Winona Ryder


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Everyone loves a good horror series on Netflix and their latest addition, 'Stranger Things', is likely to be no exception. There's something paranormal going on in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, where a number of unexplained appearances have disturbed everyone, especially that of a school child.

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If you've exhausted the likes of 'Bates Motel', 'American Horror Story' and 'Hemlock Grove' and need another spook-fest to get stuck into this year, don't miss 'Stranger Things'. It's out today on Netflix and explores the mysterious disappearance of a young boy in 80s Indiana. 

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Netflix Releases New Series 'Stranger Things' Starring Winona Ryder


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Today (July 15) Netflix dropped its latest original series, ‘Stranger Things’, starring Winona Ryder. The drama. which is set in the 1980s, pays homage to retro thrillers and horror movies, as it follows the disappearance of a young boy in a small town.

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Ryder plays Joyce Byers, a mother living in small town Indiana, whose son Will mysteriously vanishes. With the help of Will’s friends, Joyce tries to discover what happened to her son, but ends up finding that his disappearance is just part of the town’s strange goings on.

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Has Johnny Depp Taken A Dig At Amber Heard And Altered His Tattoo?


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Johnny Depp appears to have made his feelings about estranged wife Amber Heard very clear, by altering the tribute tattoo he had inked for her. The tattoo, which goes across Depp’s right knuckles, originally spelled out Heard’s nickname ‘Slim’, but it now appears to read ‘Scum’.

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp appears to have altered his Amber Heard tattoo.

Recent pictures of Depp, obtained by gossip site TMZ, show that the L now looks like a C and the I has been turned into a U. Depp got the inking last year, shortly after the couple’s wedding. Heard and Depp announced their separation in May and shortly after Heard accused her ex of domestic abuse and was granted a temporary restraining order.

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Winona Ryder Defends Ex Johnny Depp: "He Was Never Abusive Towards Me"


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Winona Ryder has spoken out in defence of her ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp amid allegations that he was physically abusive towards estranged wife Amber Heard. Ryder told Time that Depp was never abusive towards her and although their relationship was decades ago she finds the allegations “unimaginable”.

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"I can only speak from my own experience, which was wildly different than what is being said," Ryder told said. ”He was never, never that way towards me. Never abusive at all towards me. I only know him as a really good, loving, caring guy who is very, very protective of the people that he loves."

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'Heathers' Musical Fails To Recapture Majesty Of Movie Original


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With Idina Menzel's 'If/Then' scoring strong reviews following its opening on Broadway this week, the pressure was on Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy's Heathers to follow suit. The new musical is based on the much-loved 1988 movie starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater about four girls in a clique at a fictional Ohio high school.

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A cult classic, the movie regularly ranks as one of the greatest coming-of-age movies of all time, despite being a box-office failure. So far, the reviews for the musical have been decidedly mixed.

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Winona Ryder - Sean Penn 3rd Annual Help Haiti Home Gala Benefiting J/P HRO Presented By Giorgio Armani At Montage Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014

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Winona Ryder - The 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends 'Help Haiti Home' Gala presented by Giorgio Armani at Montage Beverly Hills - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014

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Winona Ryder - HomeFront Red Carpet Premiere at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 21st November 2013

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Winona Ryder - Celebrities attend the 2013 US Open Tennis Championships game between Caroline Wozniacki and Camila Giorgi at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center - New York, United States - Saturday 31st August 2013

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Winona Ryder - Premiere Of Millennium Entertainment's "The Iceman" - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 22nd April 2013

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Winona Ryder - Screening of Disconnect at the SVA Visual Arts Theater - New York, NY, United States - Saturday 13th April 2013

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Winona Ryder - New York screening of 'Disconnect' at the SVA Theater in Manhattan - New York City, NY, United States - Tuesday 9th April 2013

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A Week In Movies: Oscar Predictions For Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Denzel Washington, Daniel Day-Lewis And Anne Hathaway While Iceman And Mud Trailers Hit The Web


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Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence battle over Best Actress, Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis meet over Best Actor And Anne Hathaway favorite for Best Supporting Actress. While Iceman (James Franco, Winona Ryder) and Mud (Matthew McConnaughey and Reese Witherspoon) Trailers Hit The Web.

It's awards season for the film industry, so it's no coincidence that most stories this week centre on actors and filmmakers who are up for a variety of statuettes. Last Sunday's Golden Globes are increasingly seen as a little more than a promotional opportunity for hopeful Oscar nominees, and since they have winners in both drama and musical/comedy categories, they can spread the love around more than other groups. Unlike most years, there is no movie poised to sweep the Oscars this year.

Although Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty is gaining on her, Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook is the front-runner for Best Actress. Facing a huge crowd of fans, she stopped to sign autographs and pose for photos on her way to David Letterman's show this week.

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Winona Ryder Monday 24th September 2012 Disney's 'Frankenweenie' premiere at the El Capitan Theatre

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Winona Ryder Thursday 20th September 2012 Fantastic Fest’s opening night World Premiere screening of 'Frankenweenie' held at the Alamo Drafthouse Lamar theatre

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Winona Ryder Thursday 20th September 2012 Fantastic Fest 2012 - Frankenweenie Premiere - Arrivals

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Chris Evans and Winona Ryder - Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, Ariel Vromen, and Ariel Vromen Monday 10th September 2012 2012 Toronto International Film Festival - 'The Iceman' premiere arrival at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

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Winona Ryder Monday 10th September 2012 2012 Toronto International Film Festival - 'The Iceman' Photo Call.

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Frankenweenie Trailer


Victor Frankenstein is a young fanatic of science and loves making home movies with his pet bull terrier and best friend, Sparky. On discovering that his dog has died, he is devastated and will do anything to bring him back. His mother tries to offer comfort, telling Victor that Sparky will always be in his heart, but nothing she says makes him feel any better; that is, until, she says, 'If we could bring him back, we would' which triggers an idea in Victor's head - even more so after a science class at school shows how you can use electricity to stimulate muscle movement in deceased animals. He takes a trip to the cemetery and sets up a makeshift laboratory in which he attempts to rouse Sparky using various pieces of scientific equipment. When there is no movement from the dog, Victor is disappointed but, suddenly, Sparky starts moving and leaps off the table to his owner's utter delight. Victor has to hide him away in the attic of his house to avoid suspicion from his parents. However, Sparky escapes into the streets terrifying the neighbours and revealing secrets to the world that are probably best left undiscovered.

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The Dilemma Review


Weak
A lack of focus leaves this film neither funny enough to be a comedy nor astute enough to be a drama. Although it's clearly trying to be both, there's nothing about the story or characters that grabs our attention.

Best buddies Ronny and Nick (Vaughn and James) are trying to get their business off the ground, creating muscle-car effects for electric vehicles. One day Ronny spots Nick's wife Geneva (Ryder) kissing another man (Tatum). He's afraid to tell Nick because they're bidding for their first big contract. And he can't tell his own girlfriend Beth (Connelly), because he's planning to propose. So he confronts Geneva, who tells Ronny that her marriage is complicated. So what should Ronny do next?

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Black Swan Review


Extraordinary
Aronofsky takes his usual bravura cinematic approach to this harrowing psychological thriller set in a New York ballet company. Not only is it unlike any film we've ever seen, but it leaves us shaken by its boldly evocative themes.

In a noted ballet company, Nina (Portman) is a rising star who's up for the lead in a new production of Swan Lake. She's fiercely aware of the fact that the previous lead ballerina (Ryder) has been casually discarded while younger newcomer Lilly (Kunis) is already threatening Nina's position. Or is Nina just being paranoid? As opening night approaches, Nina begins to clash with everyone around her, from Lilly to her mercurial director (Cassel) and domineering mother (Hershey). And reality starts slipping out of her grasp.

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Nina has always strived to be the best dancer in the New York City ballet company she belongs to, driven by the company director and her mother, Nina starts to feel like she's moving in the right direction. When the company decide they're going to perform Swan Lake, the director, Thomas Leroy, must choose a girl to play the innocent White Swan and one to play the Black Swan who's an altogether darker character.

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The Dilemma Trailer


Ronny and Nick are best buddies and business partners, their partners are good friends and they all spend a lot of their lives together in one way or another. When Ronny catches Nick's wife passionately kissing a younger and very attractive guy, he can't believe his eyes.

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The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee Review


Excellent
As a more emotional take on the themes examined in American Beauty, this internalised drama is subtle and unpredictable. It also features terrific performances from an eclectic cast.

Pippa (Wright) is married to the much-older Herb (Arkin), a publisher who hates that he's now retired. But it's Pippa whose world is starting to unravel, as she reaches the point where she needs more than being a trophy wife and mother to two now-grown kids (Kazan and McDonald). Her sleepwalking antics indicate that her subconscious has already figured this out, but it'll take a look at her childhood (played by Lively and youngster Madeline McNulty) to help her see what she needs to do next.

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The Informers Review


Bad
The drug-addled zombies lurching through Gregor Jordan's The Informers are relics, dinosaurs from a decadent decade who belong in a museum, not a movie theater. Their destructively self-absorbed attitudes might have shocked audiences in 1983, the year the picture is set. Since then, however, we've spent too much time in the dead zones of Melrose Place, The O.C., and The Hills to be shaken by southern California's over-privileged fraternity.

Like a soap opera, Informers introduces multiple characters and touches on their issues. The nicest ones are stoners, voyeurs, and adulterers. On the flip side, we get kidnappers, drug dealers, and pedophiles.

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Sex And Death 101 Review


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Daniel Waters has one of Hollywood's most intriguing resumes. After writing his first film, Heathers, Waters trolled through the Hollywood meat grinder, writing some of the '90s worst big-budget movies: Demolition Man, The Adventures of Ford Fairline, and the widely-razzed Hudson Hawk.

Waters dropped out of Hollywood for nearly a decade before reviving himself to write and direct the largely forgotten Happy Campers. After another six year hiatus he returned again with Sex and Death 101, which has the distinction of reuniting Waters with Heathers star Winona Ryder... who's been through her own travails, as well.

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Night On Earth Review


Very Good
Riding around five shaded cityscapes in four different countries, Jim Jarmusch's nocturnal delight Night on Earth has the esteem of being the auteur's most accessible exercise to date while also being his least seen. After its premiere at the 29th New York Film Festival, this set of through-the-windshield vignettes was picked up for a short theatrical run in May of 1992 before it was released on VHS and only released on DVD in foreign markets (Australia put out two separate editions). That was until those noblest practitioners of cinephilia over at Criterion took a special interest in Jarmusch, releasing both Earth and his 1984 opus Stranger Than Paradise, which also includes the director's fascinating debut feature Permanent Vacation.

Throughout the course of one night, we are driven around in five separate taxi cabs that range from familiar ports of L.A. and New York City to the echoing streets of Paris and Rome to the final ride through the frozen-over metropolis of Helsinki, right as the sun is rising. In Los Angeles, a big-time agent (Gena Rowlands) tries to seduce her rough-and-tumble cab driver (an insolent Winona Ryder) into becoming an actress. While in New York, a jerky Brooklynite (the superb Giancarlo Esposito) teaches his German cab driver (Armin Mueller-Stahl) how to drive, talk, and jive correctly while also trying to escort his sister-in-law (Rosie Perez) home.

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The Darwin Awards Review


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Poor Finn Taylor can't catch a break. By all reports he's the nicest guy in the world, and he typically toils for three or four years on each indie flick he directs. When they finally hit the screen they flop. His last outing, Cherish, was a bizarre story about a cop falling in love with a girl under house arrest who he's assigned to watch. I guess it wasn't bizarre enough, though. I had to reread my review of it just to fully remember what it was about. Cherish bombed with a $180,000 gross.

Four years later, Taylor drops another oddball flick on us, and the trouble is obvious before frame one. For starters, the name of the movie is The Darwin Awards, which sounds like it's going to be a documentary about those nutty people who kill themselves doing stupid things, thus earning posthumous "Darwin Awards" (as written up in a series of books of the same name) for ridding the gene pool of their DNA.

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The Ten Review


Very Good
In a sane, level-headed and clear-eyed world, early '90s sketch group The State (also a TV show) would still be practicing their ambitious and absurd brand of screwball comedy. Sadly, Scooter Libby gets fresh air and sunshine while the boys and girls of The State have been relegated to obscurity, scattering like cockroaches in a well-lit kitchen to different comedic prospects. Most of the members found their way to Comedy Central's cannily-hilarious Reno 911! where State leads Thomas Lennon, Ben Garant, and Kerri Kenney are series cornerstones. Almost every other member of the troupe has made a recurring or cameo spot on the program but the effect has never been as lively or precarious as the best moments of The State.

With a few celebrities on board, the group assembles (with a few exceptions) for key member David Wain's The Ten, a foul-mouthed, dirty-as-diapers, Republican-baiting retelling of the Ten Commandments. The stories are stitched together by a loose narrative thread involving a man (Paul Rudd) serving as narrator who is leaving his wife (Famke Janssen) for a younger ditz (Jessica Alba).

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Mr. Deeds Review


Weak
Adam Sandler really wants you to like him. Oh, and he's also very sorry for Little Nicky, an experiment that resembled your typical Sandler flick but had the drawing power of my socks after a full-court basketball game. This time out, Sandler plays it extremely safe in an effort to please his slighted fan base and cover his once-dominated bases. Too bad repeated trips under the microscope of comedy ultimately have produced a lukewarm version of material the comedian relied upon years ago.

Sandler fills the title role in Mr. Deeds (a remake of the ancient Gary Cooper film), playing an unassuming New Hampshire resident and aspiring greeting card writer who learns he's the heir to a $40 billion media conglomerate. Since happiness isn't tied to financial gains in the Granite state, the newfound fortune doesn't faze Deeds, though he does agree to accompany two shareholders (Peter Gallagher and Erick Avari) back to Manhattan to sign what he's told is required paperwork. Once in N.Y., the "big city vs. big country" gags march down Park Avenue with mixed results.

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A Scanner Darkly Review


Weak

When Richard Linklater released Waking Life in 2001, he became the granddaddy of a whole new kind of filmmaking process. The film had been shot and edited like a normal feature, then sent to computer jocks who basically painted over each frame, giving the images a surreal quality of undulating colors that fell somewhere between photography and animation -- an acid-trip philosophy lesson.

Linklater returns to the same technique once again (and for the last time, from what he has said, due to rampant production difficulties) for a much more literal acid trip. Based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, A Scanner Darkly is a feature-length PSA on the evils of drugs and the potentially-as-damaging efforts to ferret them out of society.

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How To Make An American Quilt Review


Bad
I am dumbfounded about where to begin writing about this experiment-in-filmmaking-gone-terribly-wrong, How To Make an American Quilt. Some of the best actresses working in film (Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Winona Ryder, Jean Simmons, Lois Smith, Samantha Mathis, and Claire Danes, to name a few) appear in this movie. And I can't begin to imagine how such a wide array of talents agreed to appear in such a dreadful picture.

Ryder plays the cheeky Finn, a precocious grad student pondering a marriage proposal. Having second thoughts, she decides to spend the summer with a gaggle of quilting relatives and their friends, just to sort things out. Well, we see right off the bat that this probably wasn't such a great idea, because each and every one of these people is completely insane.

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Little Women (1994) Review


Excellent
Hollywood did put out one decent flick over the 1994 holidays, and that was Little Women, another remake of Louisa May Alcott's famed novel. Winona Ryder steals the show, and most of the supporting cast are perfect. The story of Little Women is given a new breath of life with this film, and it is still as relevant about our place in the world and overcoming its man-made obstacles as it was when it was written. I mean, I'm like, you know, a guy... and I really dug the movie. Alvarado and Mathis shine above an altogether good cast (while Danes disappoints).

Reality Bites Review


Very Good
Back in 1994, Reality Bites was branded by everyone from marketers to critics as a movie that encapsulated a generation - more specifically, Generation X, who were around college graduation age (including myself). And seeing as Lelaina (Winona Ryder), the movie's heroine, kicks off this trendy flick with her valedictorian graduation speech, it's no wonder so many "slackers" (as we Gen X-ers were labeled, thanks to another "iconic" film released just a few years prior) felt so spoken to by its quippy dialogue and great characters, and why everyone else tended to label Reality Bites a film symbolic of its lost generation.

The reality of Reality Bites is that it's simply too lightweight a romantic comedy to succeed at being emblematic; and, as far as I can see, it never was really meant to carry such heft. This directorial debut of then-green Ben Stiller portrays twenty-somethings floundering in dead-end jobs, nursing big dreams, or simply trying to find themselves as they enter the real world. In the least, it's a slice of life; and at its best, it's an often funny and very endearing little movie.

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Simone Review


Good
It might sound contrived to say that a film about a computer-generated movie star is a little flat but... well, there it is. It's the unfortunate truth about writer/director Andrew Niccol's Simone, an Al Pacino-led comedy where Niccol visits some of the same intriguing notions of fame, success, and public perception as in his screenplay for The Truman Show. In that film, the center of attention was a man watched by an adoring and all-knowing viewing audience -- in Simone, the public still loves a superstar... they just have no clue that she's a complete fake.

And not "fake," like some butt-kissing movie actress, but really fake. Simone (or S1m0ne, as Niccol sharply titles the film) is the perfect pixilated creation of a Microsoft-age mad scientist, who's created his flawless CGI actress specifically for floundering moviemaker Viktor Taransky (a truly entertaining Al Pacino). Viktor needs a hit badly and the lead actress on his new feature -- played by Winona Ryder, in a painfully ironic appearance -- has just stormed off his new movie due to "creative differences." Nine months later (human gestation period, if I'm not mistaken) Simone is born to take her place. And since our obsessive inventor has quickly died from an eye tumor, contracted from too much computer use(!), only Viktor knows the true secret of his new lead actress.

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Edward Scissorhands Review


Excellent
If anyone, Tim Burton needs a serious haircut. In most interviews, he looks like he's been dragged from a two week bender (got a better explanation for those obnoxious shades?). For a man who has based his entire career on being the most visually-daring, commercial director, he looks awfully drab and unkempt. One can see how a character like Edward Scissorhands made his way into Burton's home, with his ability to make everything pretty except himself.

In the middle of a suburbs stylized to the nines, the Boggs have made a modest, any-day home for them and their two children. Peg Boggs (Dianne Weist) makes her living as an Avon lady, going door-to-door with second rate beauty products, trying to make the outside meet the (supposed) inside. She is the gentlest woman in her neighborhood by a long shot. So, when she stumbles upon poor Edward Scissorhands (Johnny Depp), a Frankenstein-like creature who has scissors instead of fingers, she feels the motherly instinct to take care of the assembled fellow.

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S1m0ne Review


Weak

Beneath the uncanny, inevitable and seemingly shrewd facade of the movie-biz farce "Simone" -- about a computer-generated actress taking Hollywood by storm because nobody knows she's not real -- lies a plot cobbled together from largely flat and uncreative moments.

The brainchild of inventive and otherworldly writer-director Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca," "The Truman Show" screenplay), who plucked the picture's concept out of the film industry's paranoid collective subconscious, "Simone" stars Al Pacino as Viktor Taransky, a washed-up and somewhat neurotic director whose last chance at making a big studio film has just walked off the set along with his petulant leading lady (Winona Ryder in a cameo).

But just as he envisions his career going off a cliff, a dying wacko computer genius and Taransky fan (Elias Koteas) brings the director a computer hard drive containing the culmination of his life's work: a program that creates a near-perfect, completely malleable, realistic simulation of beautiful girl. Called Simone (a contraction of Simulation One), in the confines of a computer she can walk, talk, flirt and cry with a single keystroke. She has a database of famous actresses' best performances to draw from for mannerisms and moods. She's utterly at Taransky's control and, of course, her fabricated "performances" can be digitally inserted into any scene of his movie, any way he chooses.

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Date of birth

29th October, 1971

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Edward Scissorhands - Clips Trailer

Edward Scissorhands - Clips Trailer

Edward Scissorhands is no ordinary boy, as his name may tell. Created by a genius...

Homefront Movie Review

Homefront Movie Review

With a powerhouse cast and an anaemic script, this violent revenge thriller never quite gets...

Homefront - International Trailer Trailer

Homefront - International Trailer Trailer

Phil Broker is an ex-cop sadly widowed and left with his 10-year-old daughter Maddie. The...

Homefront Trailer

Homefront Trailer

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who moves to a beautiful small town with...

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The Iceman Movie Review

The Iceman Movie Review

Much more involving than the usual hitman thriller, this film takes a deliberately personal approach...

The Iceman Trailer

The Iceman Trailer

Richard Kuklinski is a contract killer who has murdered over 100 men for a variety...

Frankenweenie Movie Review

Frankenweenie Movie Review

With a snappy sense of childish curiosity and lavishly skilled animation, Tim Burton makes one...

Frankenweenie Trailer

Frankenweenie Trailer

Victor Frankenstein is a young fanatic of science and loves making home movies with his...

Frankenweenie Trailer

Frankenweenie Trailer

Victor Frankenstein is a young boy with an interest in science and home movies....

The Dilemma Movie Review

The Dilemma Movie Review

A lack of focus leaves this film neither funny enough to be a comedy nor...

Black Swan Movie Review

Black Swan Movie Review

Aronofsky takes his usual bravura cinematic approach to this harrowing psychological thriller set in a...

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