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Dakota Fanning Reveals Tom Cruise Still Sends Her Birthday Gifts

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Dakota Fanning has revealed she’s still close with her War of the Worlds co-star Tom Cruise and the megastar still sends her birthday gifts.

Fanning co-stared with Cruise in the science fiction disaster film in 2005, when she was just 11 years old, but at 22 the gifts from Cruise are still coming.

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American Pastoral Trailer

American Pastoral is based on Philip Roth's 1998 Pulitzer Prize winning novel which follows the life and Seymour Levov and his observations on his fellow man and the inevitable fake veneer many of us build to masquerade their real personalities.

Seymour Irving Levov has always lived a quiet life, he takes over his family business and marries a woman he loves very much. They have a large house and live a very comfortable life. They have a beautiful daughter called Meredith and up until her teenage years, Merry is much like any other kids but there's a turning point.

Various social influences - in particular the war - make a huge impact on Merry's life and she soon becomes an extremist, after growing more and more weary of her voice not being heard, Merry plants a bomb in a local post office and she becomes a wanted person. 

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Kirsten Dunst To Direct Movie Adaptation Of 'The Bell Jar', Featuring Dakota Fanning

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Kirsten Dunst is to make her directorial debut overseeing an adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s novel ‘The Bell Jar’ for the big screen, with Dakota Fanning as its star.

Deadline reported on Thursday (July 21st) that 34 year old Dunst has written the script with the help of Nellie Kim. Dakota Fanning is named as a co-producer, along with Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, Greg Little and Brittany Kahan, and filming is expected to get under way in early 2017.

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Effie Gray: Does It Take Victorian Repression Too Far?

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Critics have been divided about the latest British period drama to hit cinemas. Effie Gray is based on a notorious true scandal from the mid-19th century, and most reviews have commented that the buttoned-up approach leaves the film feeling more than a little dull.

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Dakota Fanning stars in 'Effie Gray'

Indeed, for a film about a torrid love triangle, the movie only barely hints that there's any sex going on beyond lots of aching glances. Director Richard Laxton was clearly channelling Victorian timidity about these things, but there are spicier hints laced through Emma Thompson's script and the layered performances of the strong cast, including Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Julie Walters, David Suchet, Derek Jacobi and Thompson herself.

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Video - Dakota Fanning Photographed Arriving At The Second Annual Fashion Media Awards - Part 1

The Daily Front Row hosted the Second Annual Fashion Media Awards at Park Hyatt in New York City on September 5, 2014. Amongst the guests were the actress Dakota Fanning, Editor-at-large for Vogue magazine Andre Leon Talley, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, Australian model Jessica Hart, Tulsa Shock Basketball player Skylar Diggins, models Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin, and model Lindsey Wixson.

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What Can We Expect From Suspense Thriller, 'Night Moves'? [Trailer]

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The international trailer for director Kelly Reichardt’s new thriller, Night Moves, is starting to get more British attention as the film hurtles towards its 29 August UK release date. The film, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard, premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year to positive reviews.

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Jesse Eisenberg as radical environmentalist Josh in Night Moves

The motion picture revolves around three radicalised environmental activists, Josh (Eisenberg), high-school dropout, Dena (Fanning) and ex-marine Harmon (Sarsgaard) as they endeavour to send a message to the industrialised world by destroying a hydro-electric dam in Oregon.

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Josh Brolin And Diane Lane Divorce Imminent, But Movie Careers Look Bright

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Josh Brolin and Diane Lane's divorce looks imminent after the pair split following eight years of marriage. The revered actors called it quits, with representatives telling Us Weekly, "Diane Lane and Josh Brolin have decided to end their marriage." The high profile couple married in 2004 though took a break shortly afterwards when Brolin was arrested for spousal battery, according to TMZ.com.

"It was a mutual decision. It is very amicable. It's not ugly, it's just over," a source told the Los Angeles Times of the breakdown of the marriage. The previously inseparable Brolin and Lane have kept up appearances on the red-carpet in recent years, constantly photographed together at premieres in Los Angeles and New York. It will be the second divorce for both, with Brolin, 45, previously married to the actress Alice Adair and Lane, 48, divorcing actor Christopher Lambert in 1994. 

News of the split comes as both stars continue to enjoy high profile roles in Hollywood. Oscar nominated Lane will next appear in the Superman movie Man of Steel, with Henry Cavill, before starring in crime-drama Every Single Thing with Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Banks. Brolin, also an Oscar nominee, will next appear in Jason Reitman's Labor Day, starring multi-Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Tobey Maguire. He's also signed on for Spike Lee's Oldboy and Sean Penn's Crazy For The Storm.

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PICTURES: A-List's Glamour Women Come Out For The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2012 Award Winners Party

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Miranda Kerr was just one of the glittering array of stars in attendance on Monday (November 12)

It wasn't hard to work out the theme for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards shindig in New York last night (November 13); namely seeming to be 'get as many glamorous women in a room together as possible', and boy did they succeed. Miranda Kerrseen up the page there - was leading the way in the fashion stakes with a gorgeous salmon pink and black gown, but she was far from the only one making an impression. In what's turning into a busy week for them, Ashley Greene and Dakota Fanning travelled from Los Angeles, where they'd been attending the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 premiere with the rest of the cast, to appear. The travel seemed to have little effect on them though, both looking radiant as usual. 

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Video - Heidi Klum, Dakota Fanning And Nate Berkus On The Red Carpet At DKMS Event

Interior designer Nate Berkus (of Nate Berkus Associates), teenage actress Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, Coraline) and supermodel Heidi Klum have their photos taken at the annual DKMS Linked Against Blood Cancer Gala at Cipriani Wall Street, New York City.

The charitable DKMS (the largest bone marrow donor centre) event is in its 6th year. Heidi Klum and Alejandro Santo Domingo were honoured as the longest standing supporters of the charity and Heidi received the Fight Against Blood Cancer award. Heidi and Dakota both stand out beautifully on the red carpet; Dakota in an elegant gold gown and Heidi in a flattering silver number

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Trailer

Breaking Dawn is the final chapter from the Twilight series and picks up where Eclipse ended. Bella and Edward are deeply in love and they have decided to make a commitment to one and other and wed. As Jacob looks on from the side-lines the newlyweds embark on their honeymoon.

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Review

Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga continues with this darker and even mopier chapter. The relational knots of emo heroes and dreamy hunks are making it start to feel rather soapy. It may not be as sharp as Catherine Hardwick's Twilight, but it'll keep fans swooning.

Just as Bella (Stewart) turns 18 and begins her senior year in high school, her beloved Edward (Pattinson) decides he has to leave town for her safety. In a deep funk, she eventually turns to neighbour Jacob (Lautner) for company, but their friendship takes a twist when he starts getting hunky and tetchy and hanging out with gang-leader Sam (Spencer). But it's not steroids; the gang members are actually werewolves, locked in mortal combat with vampires. And she needs (and wants) to keep both Edward and Jacob in her life.

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Trailer

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The Secret Life Of Bees Review

Caucasians, apparently, have no soul. Or heart. Or common sense. According to the movies, whenever the majority lacks a moment of personal clarity, they seek solace, advice, and sage-like wisdom from the groups they marginalized for centuries. As a result, some manner of karmic comeuppance is achieved. The latest example of this Bagger Vance-ing of inferred race relations is The Secret Life of Bees. Set in the percolating days of the Civil Rights Movement, this weepy feel-good sampling of you-go-girl saccharine has some real value. But it can't avoid the sugared-sap clichés that have helped to craft this particular motion picture subgenre.

Lily (Dakota Fanning) lives in rural South Carolina with her no-account abusive redneck daddy T. Ray (Paul Bettany) and the family housekeeper Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson). Her mother died when she was very young, and the circumstances have haunted the young girl ever since. When President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1964 into law, Rosaleen decides to register. In the process, she is assaulted, beaten, and arrested. In a moment of opportunity, she escapes the police, and takes Lily out on the run. They wind up in the care of the Boatwright sisters -- August (Queen Latifah), June (Alicia Keys), and May (Sophie Okonedo). Successful beekeepers, their safe haven gives Lily a chance to face the demons from the past and plot a course for the future.

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I Am Sam Review

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What defines a parent? Is it the amount of intellectual maturity displayed or the level of love given? Such is the question posed in I Am Sam.

In the film, Sam Dawson (Sean Penn) is a mentally challenged single father raising his daughter Lucy (Dakota Fanning). Sam is a sweet, good-natured man who earns a living by sweeping up at a local coffee store. His mental capacity is that of a seven-year-old, and as his daughter turns seven, she begins to intellectually outgrow her father. Soon, their lives come under the scrutiny of a social worker, who, "for the good of the child," wants Lucy placed into foster care.

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War Of The Worlds (2005) Review

Almost a century before Hollywood perfected the endless repackaging of its stories across multiple media, H.G. Wells created War of the Worlds, which freaked out audiences as a magazine series, a novel, a panic-inducing radio play, a movie, and ultimately a stage musical.

And so it is that in the terrorism-edgy mid-'00s, Steven Spielberg has resurrecteds War of the Worlds - again - and created the greatest alien invasion movie ever.

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Man On Fire (2004) Review

An overstuffed, pricey, and smashingly gorgeous bag for a variety pack of clichés, Man on Fire represents director Tony Scott taking somewhat of a step backwards after fun, spry thrillers Spy Game and Enemy of the State; but damn if he doesn't try his hardest to make it all mean something.

In the film (a remake of a 1987 flick of the same name) Denzel Washington coasts through his role as John Creasy, your average ex-undercover operative now saddled with a drinking problem and a yen for his own death. His buddy from the bad old days, Rayburn (Christopher Walken), now a wealthy Mexican businessman of ill repute, gets Creasy a job as bodyguard for the nine-year-old daughter of Mexico City industrialist Samuel Ramos (Marc Anthony). The average parent might have noticed that Creasy might not have been the best man for the job, seeing as he drinks, is temperamental with the daughter, and tries to off himself one lonely night. But the girl herself, Pita (Dakota Fanning), takes to crusty old Creasy anyway, saying to her mother (Radha Mitchell) that "he's like a big, sad bear" and filling her notebook with moony scribblings about how much she loves him. Creasy finally warms up to Pita, an irresistibly personable ball of energy as played by Fanning, who also brings a powerfully adult presence to her scenes with Washington, complementing his character's world-weariness: they're like the only two adults in a world full of corrupt, venal teenagers.

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War Of The Worlds Review

Steven Spielberg's huge-budget update of "The Warof the Worlds," H.G. Wells' seminal alien-invasion novel from 1898,is a problematic blockbuster with one essential saving grace: It's profoundlyfrightening in a way that few directors have the talent to capture.

I'm not talking about masked-psycho-with-a-chainsaw scary.That's kids' stuff. This is a slow, relentless, meticulous fear. It's thefear of uncertainty, the fear of grand-scale devastation that humanityis powerless to stop. It's a fear that fills the air like a storm and creepsup your spine in a way that's hard to shake. It is a fear not unlike whatevery American felt on September 11, 2001 -- but divorced from fact andrealigned as entertainment through the subconsciously reassuring comfortof a movie theater seat and a tub of popcorn.

It's visceral, it's psychological, and it comes more fromthe terrified performances of Tom Cruise and the remarkable Dakota Fanning(the angelic 10-year-old from "Hide& Seek" and "Manon Fire") -- as a dock-worker deadbeatdad and his daughter on the run from 100-foot alien killing machines --than from the film's hyper-realistic special effects and monsters (whicharen't that different from the ones in the shamelessly corny "Warof the Worlds" rip-off "Independence Day").

The film is worth seeing just to experience this fear,which is a testament to the power of cinema.

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Sweet Home Alabama Review


Making only a minimal effort to be any different or better than the hundreds of other forgettable, predictable, almost-married-the-wrong-guy romantic comedies that have come before it, "Sweet Home Alabama" has the benefit of a talented, appealing cast and the burden of being entirely dependent on clichés to drive its story.

Reese Witherspoon stars as Melanie Carmichael, a rising-star designer in New York's fashion world who is downright giddy about her new engagement to the political mover-and-shaker son (Patrick Dempsey) of the city's image-conscious mayor (Candice Bergen). In the movie's most romantic scene, Mr. Wonderful proposes by getting down on one knee at Tiffany's, which he's arranged to stay open after hours, and telling her to pick any ring she wants.

But there's one little wrinkle Melanie's fiancé doesn't know about: Before she can marry him, she'll have to divorce her hayseed childhood sweetheart back in small-town Alabama. A handsome, blue-eyed charmer named Jake (Josh Lucas, "A Beautiful Mind") with a playful Paul Newman smirk, she did nothing but fight with him once the magic wore off their relationship, so Melanie bailed out to follow her ambition.

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Uptown Girls Review


The last thing I wrote in my notes at the preview screening of "Uptown Girls" was "could have been worse." I guess that means some part of me was somewhat charmed by this silly, weightless yet self-serious modern fairy tale of a dead rock star's impetuously carefree daughter who must come to terms with the real world when her accountant absconds with her inheritance.

But the contrived story gets by only on the middling magnetism of its stars: Brittany Murphy as flighty, Peter-Pan-syndromed Molly Gunn and 8-year-old Dakota Fanning as Ray, an uptight little rich girl who slowly loosens up when Molly takes a job as her nanny.

As they learn neatly packaged life lessons from each other and grow into more well-round people, the laughs are often predicated on either Murphy's pratfalls (beautiful actresses playing clumsy is Hollywood's idea of making them seem "common") or the cuteness quotient of a pretty blonde child wearing Chanel, listening to Mozart, acting snooty and speaking in multi-syllabic words she can hardly wrap her mouth around.

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Trapped Review


Apparently not wanting to call attention to the fact that it's releasing a emotionally exploitive child abduction B-movie thriller at a time when AMBER Alerts are being issued almost weekly, Warner Bros. sneaked "Trapped" into theaters this weekend without holding any advance screenings.

This practice is usually reserved for pictures the studios are embarrassed to have made at all ("Pluto Nash," anyone?). "Trapped" isn't as bad as all that, but it is a film that has to get stupid -- really stupid -- in order to resolve its plot.

A rehash of Mel Gibson's "Ransom" with younger, prettier parents fighting back against their child's kidnappers, the film stars the luscious Charlize Theron ("Sweet November") and darkly charming Stuart Townsend ("Queen of the Damned") as a rich, happy young couple with a lakefront, Architectural Digest home but without much credibility as parents to a pretty 6-year-old daughter (Dakota Fanning, "I Am Sam").

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Brimstone Movie Review

Brimstone Movie Review

An unnerving Western with a sharp female perspective, this film is a series of gruesome...

American Pastoral Trailer

American Pastoral Trailer

American Pastoral is based on Philip Roth's 1998 Pulitzer Prize winning novel which follows the...

Effie Gray Movie Review

Effie Gray Movie Review

Based on a notorious true story, this film takes a muted approach that matches the...

Effie Gray Trailer

Effie Gray Trailer

When young Effie Grey (Dakota Fanning) is married to John Ruskin (Greg Wise), a man...

Night Moves Movie Review

Night Moves Movie Review

This may be a slow-burning thriller about eco-terrorists, but it's also directed by Kelly Reichardt...

Night Moves Trailer

Night Moves Trailer

Josh (Jesse Eisenberg), a radical environmentalist teams up with high school drop-out, Dena (Dakota Fanning),...

The Motel Life Movie Review

The Motel Life Movie Review

There's a lovely simplicity to this quietly unnerving story about two brothers who have never...

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Movie Review

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Movie Review

With a flurry of bonkers action and cross-species bonding, The Twilight Saga surges to a...

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 Trailer

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 Trailer

Not long since the harrowing and almost fatal birth of their daughter Renesmee, newly born...

Now Is Good Movie Review

Now Is Good Movie Review

Preteen girls will find this soppy romance unbearably romantic, but everyone else will struggle to...

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Trailer

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Trailer

After their reckless marriage ceremony and the traumatic near-death-experience that was the birth of their...

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Trailer

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Trailer

Bella Swan is finally a vampire. She discovers that the world seems somewhat brighter now...

Now Is Good Trailer

Now Is Good Trailer

Tessa is like every other sixteen year old; she'd love a boyfriend and she'd like...

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Trailer

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Trailer

Breaking Dawn is the final chapter from the Twilight series and picks up where Eclipse...