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Enough Is Enough: Nicole Scherzinger And Others Star In Moving Charity Video Addressing Conflicts In Syria

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Nicole Scherzinger, Jude Law and others band together for an emotional video for the charity War Child, telling the story of 17-year-old Syrian girl Fatima and her traumatic experiences at the hands of terrorists in her hometown. The promo is part of the new Enough Is Enough campaign.

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Celebrities including actors Jude Law and Carey Mulligan, comedian Michael McIntyre, and musicians Sam Smith, James Bay, Marcus Mumford and Nicole Scherzinger recount the story of one teenager living in Syria who was forced to uproot with her family and move across the border in a new video for War Child UK.

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King Arthur Legend of the Sword Trailer

Arthur might have an extraordinary destiny, but after his birthright was taken from him at a young age, he has grown up an agent of the streets of Londonium and now the idea that he has royal blood is almost laughable. That is until he manages to unsheath the mighty sword of Excalibur from a stone; a feat that can only be achieved be he who is worthy of the throne. This forces him to make a choice, he can ignore the destiny that is pressing in around him or he can seize it once and for all. He joins the kingdom's resistance and it's there he meets the beautiful Guinevere who encourages him to learn of the power that he wields and defeat the tyrannous Vortigern, avenging his parents and ending his rule for good.

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Yes Jude Law Has Seen Those 'Young Pope' Memes

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‘The Young Pope’ premieres in the US tonight on HBO, but before the series has even started the internet has been flooded with memes about the show’s very precise title.

But the series’ star Jude Law is taking all the internet tomfoolery in his stride, because after all, any publicity is good publicity.

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Jude Law Wants A Papal Revolution In Upcoming Drama 'The Young Pope'

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The trailer for Jude Law's upcoming TV drama 'The Young Pope' has finally arrived, portraying the British heartthrob as the world's first American Pope and, indeed, the youngest to have ever been elected. It's an eight-part mini-series that's due to hit UK screens in the Fall.

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Jude Law will be playing the fictitious Lenny Belardo, Pope Pius XIII, in 'The Young Pope'; the television debut of Academy Award winning Italian director Paolo Sorrentino ('The Great Beauty'). It's a co-production by the UK's Sky Atlantic, France's Canal+ and the US' HBO, and it's set mostly in Rome.

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Sienna Miller Says She Still Cares About Ex Jude Law 'Enormously'

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Sienna Miller has opened up about her ex fiancé Jude Law, revealing that she still cares about him ‘enormously’. Speaking to Porter magazine Miller, who split from actor Tom Sturridge last year, said that though her exes might be a ‘motley crew’ they all have one important quality in common, ‘intelligence’.

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Genius Trailer

Thomas Wolfe was a writer who was used to rejection. His constantly lengthy novels didn't seem to appeal to the vast majority of publishers out there and most editors were fazed by his compulsion to write hundreds of pages.

Not willing to give up on his talent, Wolfe send his pages to Maxwell Perkins, the man who originally published Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When Thomas is summoned to Maxwell's office, he presumes he's once again about to be told that he's been unsuccessful but the chance to meet a man who's had so much literary influence is too much to pass up. The meeting begins as Wolfe thinks it would but he's soon informed by Perkins that the company will take on Wolfe's latest book.

Wolfe and Perkins form a close relationship, Wolfe still delivering copious amounts of words and Perkins seemingly the only man capable of editing them.  As their personal and professional relationship deepens, Perkins is taken in more and more by the acclaimed genius.

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Jude Law Fights For Unaccompanied Child Migrants To Be Transported From Calais

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Jude Law has branded the Jungle camp in Calais as a 'dangerous' place for children as he urges the UK government to help suffering youngsters be reunited with their loved ones before the camp is bulldozed. He was accompanied by such stars as the playwright Sir Tom Stoppard in a literary reading organised by Letters Live and Help Refugees foundations.

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Law joined a variety of stars in a short performance for the migrants living in the Jungle camp on Sunday (February 21st 2016) ahead of the proposed eviction on Wednesday. This comes alongside his recent petition to British Prime Minister David Cameron asking to allow children in the camps to be taking to Britain to be with their families while awaiting their asylum cases. It's already achieved 100,000 signatures including those of Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Idris Elba.

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Paul Feig On Writing And Directing Movie Parts For Women

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Paul Feig, the director of the new movie Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, has spoken about his desire to write realistic roles for women, rather than conform to the usual rom-com rubric where all that female characters talk about are their relationships with men.

The 52 year old director, who has previously helmed movies such as Bridesmaids and Knocked Up, told The Huffington Post on Monday: “I want to write to the things I want them to be discussing and not be discussing. I have no desire to do, at this point in time, a romantic comedy where it's all about… talking about a guy or this and that. I love to be able to pass the Bechdel test.”

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Wait, Is Jude Law's 'Black Sea' The Best British Movie Of 2014?

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Do we have a late entrant for best British movie of 2014? We're not actually running a competition - the BAFTA's sort of are, and Black Sea might win. On the face of it (of from the trailer), Kevin Macdonald's movie appears to be a formulaic adventure thriller. Sort of Das Boot-lite. And the makers managed to club together to pay Jude Law, for the posters.

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Law plays a rogue submarine captain who pulls together a misfit crew to go after Nazi treasure on-board a sunken U-Boat at the depths of the Black Sea. However, as greed and desperation begins to set in on the team's claustrophobic vessel, the men turn on each other and begin fighting for their own survival. It's brilliant. 

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Jude Law Joined The Navy! (To Prepare For 'Black Sea', Of Course)

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Next month, Jude Law returns to our screens in Black Sea, which see the actor star as submarine captain Robinson, who leads his crew on a quest to find a treasure-filled Nazi vessel lost at the bottom of the ocean. But in order to prepare for the challenging role of a submarine captain, the actor actually spent time with the Royal Navy, taking part on a two day mission.

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Speaking to Esquire, the actor said he, “was very lucky to be invited by the Royal Navy to go off on a submarine mission, so I went off for a couple of days with them. To be honest, more for a life experience than any sort of research.”

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5 Things You Need To Know About Catherine Harding, The Woman Pregnant With Jude Law's 5th Child

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Jude Law is set to become a father for the fifth time. The 41-year-old British actor is expecting a child with his ex-girlfriend Catherine Harding, his representative confirmed to People.

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Jude Law is expecting his fifth child.

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Jude Law Almost Unrecognisable As A Hot-Tempered Safecracker In 'Dom Hemingway'

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Jude Law is considered one of Hollywood's hottest heartthrobs, with his chiselled cheekbones and English charm, but now the 41 year-old actor looks nearly unrecognizable as a hot-headed, alcoholic, ex-convict safecracker in the new gritty British crime drama 'Dom Hemingway.'

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Jude Law and Richard E. Grant in 'Dom Hemingway'

The flick, which hit cinemas in the UK in November of last year (2013), is destined for the US theatres on Wednesday (April 2nd) and only time can tell if cinemagoers from across the pond will take to Law's aggressively emphasised cockney accent, while playing the selfish and corrupt titular character.

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Sienna Miller Brushes Off Daniel Craig "I Love You" Message In Phone Hacking Trial

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Sienna Miller has testified in the phone hacking trial brought against NOTW's former editor Rebekah Brooks and others. Appearing via videolink this afternoon, the actress said that it was "likely" that she had left a voicemail message to fellow actor Daniel Craig that ended with "I love you" but this that this phrase was not used as an "important declaration of love."

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Sienna Miller Has Said That It's "Likely" She Left An "I Love You" Message For Daniel Craig.

Miller was called to be questioned on the matter after her ex-boyfriend and actor Jude Law told the court that he had had no knowledge that any of his close relatives had sold stories to the tabloid newspaper based on the rumour of Miller and Craig's affair. Mr Law was challenged on his relationship with the paper and whether he had ever tried to directly influence stories.

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Jude Law Nails Henry V, According To The Critics

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Jude Law is famously rather inconsistent on the big screen – his performances have both delighted and infuriated people, from Enemy at The Gates, to Contagion and Dom Hemingway. But he seems to have found his home on the West End, even if his receding hairline lends itself to the part of the English king. His performance as Henry V at the Noel Coward theatre has endeared fans, while the critics have lavished praise upon the 40-year-old actor.

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"This is one of the richest and most detailed performances of Henry V that I have ever seen," said The Telegraph's Charles Spencer in his five-star review, and he wasn’t the only critic enamoured with the Lewisham-born actor’s turn in the iconic Shakespeare play.

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Oh Right, Turns Out Don Hemingway Isn't As Good As We Thought

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When the early reviews of Dom Hemingway were released, things were looking pretty rosy for Jude Law n co. The critics were praising his performance as the larger-that-life criminal, and we had every reason to believe that Hemingway would hark back to the Lock Stock/Snatch/Layer Cake days.

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In the beginning, Rotten Tomatoes had ol’ Hemingway at something like 80% - a respectable aggregate for any film, let alone one with Mr. Inconsistent, Jude Law in a starring role. But after a week of review-filing, the truth has come out: Dom Hemingway is average at best.

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UK Movie Reviews Special: Dom Hemingway, The Butler, Don Jon, The Counsellor

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It’s a big weekend for the UK box office, kicking off tomorrow (Fri Nov 15), when Jude Law’s Don Hemingway, Forest Whitaker’s The Butler, Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Don Jon and Michael Fassbender’s The Counsellor all coming out.

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Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Joseph Gordon Levit and Michael Fassbender are all hoping to dominate the box office this weekend

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A Week In Movies: Meryl Streep Takes Action! Daniel Radcliffe Runs! And We Get New Trailers For X-Men, Budapest Hotel And More

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News from the Star Wars universe had fans nervous, as screenwriter Michael Arndt left his Episode VII draft to be rewritten by director Jj Abrams and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. Arndt hinted that the film's release might be delayed until 2016 as a result. Read the full story here.

The biggest rumour this week was that Meryl Streep may join the cast of The Expendabelles, the female spin-off from Sylvester Stallone's Expendables franchise. Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are also up for roles in the adventure thriller. But this would be Streep's first action movie since The River Wild, 20 years ago. See who else is rumoured to join the cast here!

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A Week In Movies: Awards Buzz Continues To Build, Hemsworth Hits New York, Divergent Teases

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Awards season is cranking up a notch as some attention-grabbing performances land in cinemas. Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal are getting praise for their gritty work in the unnerving thriller Prisoners, now showing in both America and Britain. And Cate Blanchett is radiant in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, which finally opens in the UK this week. Click here to read the Prisoners movie review or here for Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine review.

Fans of less high-brow entertainment may enjoy Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in the online gaming thriller Runner Runner, which has just opened in the US and UK. You can read the Runner Runner movie review or go here for the Runner Runner trailer.

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A Week In News: Breaking Bad Wins Emmy, Miley Cyrus In Rolling Stone, MIA Takes On NFL.

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About Time: It was Breaking Bad's evening at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (September 22, 2013). The ABC cable series - about a chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime after being diagnosed with cancer - won the top drama prize at the ceremony. Check out the other winners here.

Like A Rolling Stone: Miley Cyrus continues her campaign to shock or offend everyone on the planet this month with a topless appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In the accompanying interview she talks twerking, Kanye West and that VMA's performance. Read it here!

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'Dom Hemingway' Could Be Jude Law's Tour-de-Force [Trailer + Pictures]

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Jude Law. He's a bankable movie star. He's also a well-respected movie star, with two Academy Award nominations and a BAFTA. The Talented Mr Ripley, Cold Mountain, Road to Perdition and Sherlock Holmes form his finest moments, though all could be eclipsed by Dom Hemingway - a new dark comedy-cum-gangster flick from Peter Watson, the producer behind Sexy Beast, perhaps the last classic of its genre. 

Jude Law Richard E GrantJude Law [L] as Dom Hemingway and the superb Richard E. Grant [R] as Dickie

Law plays a washed up lothario safecracker who refuses to leave behind his life of crime after getting released from prison. He tries to gain revenge on his former boss (the Oscar nominee Demian Bichir) and teams up with his former partner (Richard E. Grant) to do it. He's also trying to reconnect with his daughter, played by Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, which appears to make for an interesting and comic subplot.

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Ewan McGregor Almost Fools Us All With Drastic New Make-Over

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Ewan McGregor is a well-known motorcycle enthusiast, so maybe thats what gave him away when he stepped out of a Beverley Hills salon this week looking almost unrecognisable. The actor, known for his ginger-blonde hair, looked completely different as he was spotted with jet black hair and a same-colour moustache, but still failed to evade the watchful stare of a paparazzi camera lens.

The look is quite the drastic make-over for the Scottish star, but rather than abandoning his ginger/Scottish heritage, the actor does have a reason behind this look; at last we think he does. McGregor is taking on the role of John Bishop, the main antagonist in the upcoming Western Jane Got A Gun, and it is believed his new look is in aid of the performance. Either that or Ewan just fancied a major change to his looks and decided that growing a beard again wouldn't cut it.

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Ewan McGregor still failed to fool some onlookers

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Hey Jude: Bradley Cooper Just Replaced You In 'Jane Got A Gun'

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Jude Law out, Bradley Cooper in - that's the situation on Western revenge movie 'Jane Got a Gun'. The project appeared to be doomed a few weeks back when it lost its director the day before shooting was due to begin, (a descision that led onto Law quitting the project). Now, things appear to be getting back on track after 1821 Pictures secured the services of Oscar-nominee Cooper.

The Hangover star will play the villain role whilst 'Warrior' director Gavin O'Connor is now directing the movie, which is currently in production in Mexico. It stars Natalie Portman as a woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullet wounds. She is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help defend her farm. Joel Edgerton, who features in the new Great Gatsby movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, plays the ex-lover. Michael Fassbender was initially earmarked for the role, though could not fit shooting into his busy schedule for 2013.

Cooper is currently in the middle of shooting David O'Russell's untitled movie, once named American Bulls*it. The film, which boasts a similar cast to that of Silver Linings Playbook, is loosely inspired by the true-life Abscam sting of the late 1970s and early 1980s, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Side Effects Review


Thrillers don't get much more enjoyable than this one, which shifts cleverly from an issue-based drama to an intriguing mystery and finally into riotously camp mayhem. Over his career, Soderbergh has proven himself adept at all three approaches, and the way he and writer Burns morph from one to the other is so mercilessly entertaining that we can't help but smile. And the cast is having a great time playing along with them.

It starts as an expose of psychotropic drugs, as Emily (Mara) struggles with depression after her husband Martin (Tatum) is released following a four-year prison term for insider trading. Emily's therapist Dr Banks (Law) prescribes a series of anti-anxiety pills to help her, adjusting the medication until the side effects even out. But something still isn't right, and a fatal incident leads to a criminal trial. Meanwhile, Banks begins his own investigation into the case, consulting Emily's previous therapist (Zeta-Jones). But the fallout from all of this is threatening both his career and his marriage to Dierdre (Shaw).

Soderbergh gives the film a seductive tone that's irresistible, with his own gleaming cinematography and witty editing, plus a teasing Thomas Newman score. This allows the actors to create layered characters who can constantly surprise us along the way. Law holds our sympathies as a desperate man trying against all odds to get his life back, while Zeta-Jones is icy and dismissive until her character takes a lively turn about halfway in. But it's Mara who's the real revelation in a tricky role. As Emily's world seems to shift and collapse around her, she reveals an astonishing array of emotions and intentions.

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Jude Law Spotted In France With Stunning New Girlfriend?

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Rumours of Jude Law and his love life are rife after he was spotted arriving at an airport in France with a striking young woman.

The 'Cold Mountain' star has thrust his love life in front of media eyes yet again by showing up at Marseille airport with the stunning beaut who looked make-up free and was wearing a red leather jacket, wet look leggings and high heeled boots. The photos of the pair emerge only months after there was speculation that Law was dating a much younger PR executive named Charlie Hayes-Jones who has previously been linked to HRH Prince Harry.

The actor's former loves include Sadie Frost who he was married to for six years and with whom he had three children as well as the unforgettable Sienna Miller who he was engaged with for two years but split after he admitted to having an affair with the nanny. He also has a child with model Samantha Burke who he had only a very brief relationship with. He and Sienna were reunited after starring in different Broadway shows in 2009 but it was announced that they had ended their relationship yet again by 2011. If the pretty airport woman is his new girlfriend, she'll need to be a tough cookie to deal with his past romantic dramas.

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Soderbergh's Side Effects Bounces Back From Box Office Disappointment To Leave Berlin Film Festival Purring

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Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects didn’t fair quite as well as hoped on its opening weekend on the US Box office charts, opening with $2.8 million takings on a weather-hit chart to languish behind critically derided Identity Thief, which took $11.2 million.

However, with the US done and dusted, the attentions of Soderbergh move towards Europe, with the film currently playing at the Berlin Film Festival ahead of large scale European release – including the UK on March 8 – from February 22 onwards. So far it’s received cautious critical appraisal from European critics, with The Independent cryptically offering “if audiences stop trying to unravel the very tangled plot and don’t mind have the carpet pulled from under their feet again and again, they should find plenty here to relish.” That suggests another Soderbergh brain-twister, and indeed it seems to be the case, given that the film is about the Rooney Mara-playing Emily Taylor, who takes a prescribed experimental drug, causing all manner of mental twists and turns. Jude Law plays Jonathan, her psychiatrist whose life is gradually falling apart, whilst Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum also star.

The Telegraph were far more impressed than The Independent after coming away from Berlin.“When all’s said and done, it’ll go down as minor Soderbergh – clever sleight-of-hand, really – but it reminds you of so many Soderberghy virtues as to be an oddly compendious pleasure.” It’s said that this might be Soderbergh’s last film, it could well be that he’ll be going out on a high yet.

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If Soderbergh's Bowing Out With 'Side Effects,' It's An Impressive Swansong

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Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects stars Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara and is another fine example of Soderbergh’s masterful storytelling. Fans of Soderbergh will do well to relish this one as it may be his last. The director has said that he’s tired of making films now and may well make Side Effects his last effort. The movies has garnered a slew of great reviews and could well out to be the most respected role that Channing Tatum has been attached to, for quite some time.

Side Effects is a thriller, telling the tale of a suicidal wife, a husband just out of jail, an under-pressure psychiatrist and the troubles with personality-suppressing drugs. Performances from Catherine Zeta Jones and Jude Law supplement those of the central characters. As is typical with Soderbergh’s movies (Traffic, A Scanner Darkly), the plot is many-faceted and eventually, the dramatic potential of the movie explodes. Kenneth Turan, writing for Los Angeles Times explains “It would ruin the fun to detail exactly what kind of hell, but rest assured this top-notch cast has great fun working out all the fiendish ramifications of this potboiler plot. If this does prove to be Soderbergh's final film — and I wouldn't hold my breath — he picked a heck of a one to go out on.

The movie has racked up a highly respectable score of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes – usually a decent indicator of how a film will fare. Side Effects is in US movie theaters this weekend.

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Steven Soderbergh Signs Off With 'Side Effects': But Does It Hit The Spot?

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Steven Soderberg's psychological thriller Side Effects - his final movie before retiring from movie directing - is winning high praise from critics. The movie - boasting an all-star cast including Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara and Catherine Zeta-Jones - follows a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist has unexpected side effects. Ok, so it might sound a little bit too much like Soderbergh's 2011 thriller Contagion, but give it chance.

The general consensus amongst critics is that Side Effects is a little silly in places, though great fun, with dashes of genius. A.O Scott of the New York Times said, "While the plot may be predictable (and more than a little preposterous) in retrospect, Mr. Soderbergh handles it brilliantly, serving notice once again that he is a crackerjack genre technician." Roger Ebert paid homage to the director, writing in the Chicago Sun-Times, "Soderbergh came, he saw, he conquered, and now he's moving on." Peter Travers of Rolling Stone continued the high praise, writing, "Side Effects is a hell of a thriller, twisty, terrific and packed with surprises you don't see coming," while other critics praised Soderbergh's slick filmmaking and storytelling techniques. All-in-all, it's pretty good news for the director on his final outing. 

The film's screenwriter Scott Z. Burns spoke to the Huffington Post of Soderbergh's decision to leave Hollywood behind and concentrate on his painting.  "It's a little bit heartbreaking, for all sorts of selfish reasons.If he doesn't come back, it'll be because the other things are so rewarding for him that he doesn't need to come back," he said.

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Top Twenty Classic Holiday Season Christmas Films

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Little has caused more contention in the contactmusic office than our recent discussion about the Christmas films list! Obviously, everyone has their own favourite, and to them that will always be the top of the list. One thing that became all too clear to us was that - with the exception of Elf & Bad Santa - there really hasn't been too many full blown Christmas films so we'd like to make a plea to Bill Murray and the other Hollywood greats - PLEASE make a new (top quality) Christmas film to join these festive favourites! 

I can't say we particularly advocate parents encouraging their offspring to watch films above their age certificate, but it appears we all grew up in houses that didn't really mind what we watched - and let's face it, some of the best Christmas films might have a few boobs or rowdy drunken behaviour... As children of the 80's and 90's, we're fully aware that there's original to some of these remakes, but as is always the way, these are the films we grew up with and as such, they are our favourites. 

Enough explanation, in no particular order here are the films we recommend you watch over the holidays!

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Rise Of The Guardians Review


Vividly colourful details in the animation and script bring mythical characters to life in ways that are thoroughly engaging as this riotous action-comedy soars through its epic story. It's a bit frantic, barely pausing to let us admire the artistry, but it's a lively thrill-ride of a movie that will keep both adults and kids on the edge of their seats.

Jack Frost (Pine) is a lonely boy no one else can see, so he has no idea why he exists at all. He fills time creating snowy-icy mischief to make children laugh, and feels out of his depth when he is summoned by the Guardians of childhood: burly Russian Father Christmas (Baldwin), tough-talking Aussie Easter Bunny (Jackman), fluttering Tooth Fairy (Fisher) and wordless Sandman. They need him to help them defeat Pitch (Law), a boogeyman who is replacing children's imaginations with nasty nightmares in an effort to get them to believe only in him. So while Jack works out a plan to get rid of Pitch, he also needs to figure out if he belongs with the Guardians.

Screenwriter Lindsay-Abaire and the animation team have a lot of fun with the characters, which are loosely based on the William Joyce novels. Each person is fully formed, with terrific vocal work from gifted actors who pack their characters with personality, especially Baldwin and Jackman. So their interaction zings with attitude even as the imagery bursts with hilarious details. Since the story is centred on Jack, he's the one who carries us through, and he's an engaging reluctant hero in the vein of Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins. Watching him discover his own inner skills is often exhilarating.

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Emily Hawkins once thought that her relationship with her husband couldn't be more perfect, however she is forced to come to terms with his absence when he is sent to prison and therefore struggles to cope with her mixed feelings and subsequent anxiety on his return. In a bid to progress to feelings of normality again, Emily consults a psychiatrist who prescribes her a drug to help her cope again. It seems to work well and gradually begins to help rebuild Emily and her husband's relationship. However, things take a tragic turn when a woman is mysteriously murdered and Emily and her psychiatrist seem to be the two people who are facing blame. Not only that, but when evidence arises suggesting the pair had a relationship other than a professional one, Emily stops knowing who she can trust anymore. 

This complex psychological thriller is set to 'wow' cinematic audiences with its thrilling plot, all star cast and direction from the Oscar winning Steven Soderbergh ('Ocean's Eleven', 'Contagion', 'Magic Mike'). With a screenplay written by the BAFTA nominated Scott Z. Burns ('The Bourne Ultimatum', 'Contagion'), it's nothing short of expertly put together and definitely in line for several film award nominations on its release on March 15th 2013.

Director: Steven Soderbergh

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Imagining James Bond Without Daniel Craig: Who Were The Other 007 Contenders?

After seeing Skyfall this week, Roger Moore described Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes' new James Bond film as "without a doubt... the best Bond there's ever been." The film's crew is seemingly made up entirely of Oscar winners and critical reaction has suggested that Skyfall could be the first 007 movie to win big at the Academy Awards.

Though there were murmurings of discontent when British star Daniel Craig replaced Pierce Brosnan in the secret agent franchise, he's since become a revelation, with many considering him to be the finest Bond yet. His turn in Casino Royale had far more depth than anything Brosnan (or Dalton for that matter) had delivered, leaving Bond geeks squabbling between just three actors as to who was the best Bond ever: Moore, Connery or Craig? Though Quantum of Solace failed to reach the heady critical heights of its predecessor, early reaction suggests Skyfall betters Casino Royale and possibly anything before it. But it all could have been very different, couldn't it? Cast your mind back to 2005, when the protracted process of choosing the new James Bond was reaching its final stages. With Ralph Fiennes unable to commit to the filming schedule of Casino Royale, and Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana and Heath Ledger discounted, producers chose to go ahead and run screen tests on the four 'finalists'. (They had lost the chance of landing Clive Owen after refusing to include gross profit points in his contract) The contenders were Layer Cake star Daniel Craig, ER actor Goran Visnjic, Australian actor Sam Worthington and 22-year-old Henry Cavill, reported Variety. All were relatively inexperienced, though producers were keen for someone considerably younger than the 52-year-old Pierce Brosnan. In fact, writer Paul Haggis told the Hollywood Reporter at the time, "We're trying to reinvent Bond. He's 28 - no Q, no gadgets."

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Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke To Appear In Broadway ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’

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Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s Game of Thrones, is set to star in a new adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's, which will be shown at the Shubert theater in New York City in February 2013. The world premiere will be directed by Sean Mathias, reports USNews.com

"The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone — still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember," Pulitzer Prize-finalist and Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg said in a statement. The new stage adaption of Truman Capote’s classic 1958 novella will star Emilia Clarke as the eccentric party girl Golightly, a role Audrey Hepburn played in the 1961 movie. A 1966 adaption famously didn’t quite work out; there were a handful of previews but never it officially opened at the Majestic Theatre. The producers of this show will be hoping it actually makes it to the curtain this time. Alan U. Schwartz of The Truman Capote Literary Trust, said in a statement published on Broadwayworld.com , "I am delighted New York audiences will be the first to see this new adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's. That (the) story continues to inspire artists and capture imaginations all these years later speaks to the timeless quality of Mr. Capote's unforgettable prose. Mr. Greenberg has beautifully translated everything that is glorious about this story and its characters to the stage."

Clarke is currently filming season 3 of Game of Thrones; the fantasy drama that has won many fans in its first two outings. She will also soon begin filming the UK feature Dom Hemingway opposite Jude Law and Richard E. Grant.

Common Assault: Sadie Frost Cautioned Over Bust-Up With Boyfriend James

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Sadie Frost has been cautioned for common assault, against her boyfriend James Gooding. The British actress, 47, was reportedly involved in a “bust-up” with Gooding after having dinner with him on Sunday (October 7, 2012), according to The Sun. A spokesperson for the police confirmed “A woman, aged 47, was arrested on suspicion of common assault. The man did not need hospital treatment.” James is 10 years Sadie’s junior and they have been dating since the summer; though it doesn’t seem that all is going to plan if Sadie is resorting to violence against him?

Both Sadie and James have previous form when it comes to high profile relationships. Sadie was once married to the Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp and has a son, Finlay, from her relationship with him. She was also married to the actor Jude Law for six years and has three children with him, Rafferty, Iris and Rudy. James, on the other hand once dated Kylie Minogue, for three years. When they split, he sold his story to The Sun, publicly revealing that he had cheated on her with the model Sophie Dahl.

The actual details of James and Sadie’s spat have not been confirmed, though it is thought that Sadie visited the police station on Sunday, where she received a caution for common assault. She was spotted returning home later on Sunday evening. According to the Daily Mail, Sadie’s pal Kate Moss has already taken a dislike to James and “banned him from attending a holiday with them on their yacht in Mallorca and the south of France.”

Anna Karenina Review


Tolstoy's iconic novel may have been filmed several times, but you've never seen a version like this. Clever writer Tom Stoppard and visually whizzy director Joe Wright combine talents with this ambitious film, which sets all of the action in a theatre that expands and shifts into a variety of settings.
Yes, it's rather strange, but it's also drop-dead gorgeous.

Knightley reteams with Pride & Prejudice and Atonement director Wright to deliver another solid performance as Anna, an aristocrat in 1870s St Petersburg who is married to the achingly nice establishment gent Alexei (Law) but falls under the spell of the bland but sexy young heartbreaker Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson). And when she gets pregnant, she has to make a very difficult decision. The central theme is that these people are characters in a play dictated to them by their restrictive Russian society, so they have little choice but head toward tragedy.

Fortunately, there's a parallel plot about a wealthy farmer (Gleeson) who rejects so-called civilised society to stay in touch with the earth. He pursues the smart, young Kitty (Vikander), also entranced with Vronsky but beginning to become disgusted with so-called civilised culture. The film includes a rather huge number of characters, including Anna's womanising brother (Macfadyen) and his longsuffering wife (a particularly excellent Macdonald). And Wright and Stoppard effortlessly let everyone swirl around each other in a huge pool of emotion.

Although this pool often feels frozen over, as the feelings are pretty icy. So it's good to have open-hearted performances by Macdonald and Gleeson to hold our interest. Knightley is excellent, although we never understand why Anna does anything she does (which is the whole point). But perhaps the most impressive thing about this film is its astoundingly beautiful design: the sets, costumes, photography and music are sumptuous and lush, never fussy but always adding to the intensity of each scene. Look for it to deservedly hoover up Oscar nominations across the board.

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360 Review

Loosely based on Arthur Schnitzler's play La Ronde, this beautifully assembled film is easy to watch. But that's the problem: the subject matter should be much more difficult than this, as it's about having the courage to make unexpected choices.

In Vienna, British businessman Michael (Law) has arranged to meet Slovakian prostitute Blanka (Siposova) on her first night on the job. But the situation shifts, and Michael ends up thinking about his wife (Weisz) in London.

Meanwhile, she's having a fling with a Brazilian (Cazarre) whose girlfriend (Flor) is fed up with his infidelity. On her flight home, she meets a troubled British man (Hopkins) and a recovering sex-offender (Foster). Meanwhile, an Algerian dentist (Debbouze) in Paris is in love with his Russian employee (Drukarova), whose husband (Vdovichenkov) works for a hotheaded gangster (Ivanir).

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Anna Karenina Trailer

Anna Karenina is the young wife of senior statesman Alexei Karenin. Theirs was more of a marriage of convenience rather than love and soon Anna's eyes begin to wander elsewhere as her desire for romance becomes ever more intense. She meets Count Vronsky, a handsome cavalry officer with whom she enters into a passionate adulterous affair. When people find out about their involvement, Anna's honour is crushed in the eyes of the Russian noble men and women and she is forced to make a choice; to leave her loveless marriage and family and lose all honour and dignity, or end her affair with her possessive lover and be potentially forgiven.

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Rise Of The Guardians Trailer

Rise of the Guardians is a spectacularly vibrant CGI motion picture that tells the story of four powerful guardians. Bunny is a cool Australian protector of nature who places Easter eggs around children's gardens for them to find; the Sandman is the dream guardian - he doesn't ever speak but it extremely wise; North is the Christmas guardian and a fierce tattooed warrior; and the Tooth Fairy is an elegant, half-human, half-hummingbird tooth collector - she collects childhood memories and returns them only when they are needed most. All the guardians must unite when the evil boogeymen known as Pitch threatens to take over the world spreading fear in the hearts and imaginations of children.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Review


Ritchie, Downey and Law are back with another manic romp that feels more like a Victorian James Bond adventure than anything about the famed Conan Doyle characters. While it has the same comical energy, it's not quite as fun as the first go-round.

Brilliant Cambridge professor Moriarty (Harris) is up to no good, taking on Holmes (Downey) by messing with those around him, including his girlfriend-nemesis Irene (McAdams) and his partner Watson (Law), who plans to retire after his upcoming wedding to Mary (Reilly). But nothing goes as planned, and Holmes and Watson are propelled into a vicious game of intrigue that sends them to Paris where they team up with a sexy gypsy (Rapace). They also get help from Holmes' brother Mycroft (Fry) as they head to a climactic showdown in Switzerland.

Who needs logic when the action is this wildly exhilarating? And much of it is drastically slowed-down so Ritchie can show us Holmes' powers of deduction as well as whizzing bullets, explosions and other cool-looking things. The dialog is the same mix of faux intelligent banter and shameless innuendo, which gives the actors something to play with, especially as Downey and Law amusingly move beyond bromance into Brokeback territory.

But we do need some logic. This plot is so messy that it never engages us. And as it builds to a climax in a crazy cliff-perched Alpine castle, we begin to lose interest. Even with the bigger action, zingy dialog and colourful characters, this film barely works up any steam. Whenever Holmes isn't being mischievous, Downey actually looks bored. And Rapace is so sidelined that it's difficult to understand why she's here at all; the filmmakers never give her anything interesting to do.

It's a shame the screenwriters never push the characters further. But at least Ritchie keeps things moving briskly, filling the screen with comical nuttiness and big-gun mayhem. Even if Moriarty makes no sense (would someone this intelligent resort to such a ridiculous plan to make his fortune?), Harris adds heft in the role, including some jagged chemistry with Downey. Let's just hope that the requisite third film lets us in on the joke.

Hugo Review


Based on the Brian Selznick novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Scorsese's first family movie combines a young boy's adventure with a cinematic history lesson. It's a celebration of wide-eyed wonder that's a joy to watch, although the title isn't the only thing that's dumbed-down.

In early 1930s Paris, the orphaned Hugo (Butterfield) lives in Montparnasse station, where he scurries through forgotten passageways maintaining the clocks. He learned this skill from his late father (Law), but an automaton they were fixing is his only reminder of his happier childhood. Dodging the tenacious station inspector (Baron Cohen), Hugo worms his way into the life of grouchy shopkeeper Georges (Kingsley), and has a series of adventures with his goddaughter Isabelle (Moretz). When they learn that Georges is forgotten pioneer filmmaker Georges Melies, they decide to help bring him back to life.

Scorsese tells this story with bravura moviemaking trickery, from whooshing tracking shots to wonderfully inventive uses of 3D. He also peppers the screen with witty references to film history from Modern Times to Vertigo, clips from early cinema and flashbacks to the Lumiere brothers' exhibition and Melies' busy studio. Meanwhile, the main plot unfolds with a warmly inviting glow, sharply telling details and a colourful cast of memorable side characters.
Intriguingly, everyone is a bit opaque; like the automaton, the gears turn but we never really understand them.

Butterfield's Hugo may be consumed by an inner yearning, but he's always on guard, providing a watchful pair of eyes through which we see the drama, romance and slapstick of the station. And it's in these details that Scorsese and his cast draw us in. Standouts are Baron Cohen, who adds layers of comedy and pathos to every scene, and McCrory (as Mrs Melies), with her barely suppressed enthusiasm. As usual, Kingsley never lets his guard down: he invests this broken man with a bit too much dignity.

As the film progresses, the passion for the movies is infectious. Scorsese's gorgeous visual approach and writer Logan's controlled cleverness never overwhelm the human story. And even if Melies' life and Paris' geography are adjusted for no real reason, the film's warm drama and delightful imagery really get under the skin, making us fall in love with the movies all over again.

Contagion Review

Soderbergh applies his brainier brand of filmmaking to the global outbreak thriller genre, and the result is a hugely gripping blockbuster that never talks down to its audience. It's also terrifyingly believable as we watch a deadly flu virus spread around the world.

In Minneapolis, Mitch (Damon) is horrified when his wife (Paltrow) comes home from a business trip to China, collapses with the flu and dies. But she's only the first of a series of similar cases around the world, and soon officials from the Centers for Disease Control (Winslet, Fishburne and Ehle) and the World Health Organisation (Cotillard) are on the case, trying to manage emerging clusters while tracing the disease back to its source. Meanwhile, a blog hack (Law) is pestering a San Francisco scientist (Gould) for a cure.

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Hugo Trailer

Hugo is a twelve year old boy who lives in Paris and loves mysteries. One day, in 1930, his father presents him with a wind up figure. His father tells him it's a music box that a magician probably built. The only thing missing is the key used to wind up the music box. The keyhole is in the shape of a heart. Hugo and his father want to find the heart shaped key - whose whereabouts is a mystery - so they can make their music box work.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Trailer

In 1892, the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead; his death is ruled as suicide, according to Scotland Yard detective Inspector Lestrade. But Sherlock Holmes knows that this isn't true: all the evidence suggests that the Crown Prince was murdered, by one Professor Moriarty, whose genius is matched only by Holmes'.

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Contagion Trailer

When Beth Emhoff returns home after visiting an opening ceremony for a new factory, she complains of jet lag and her husband, Thomas Emhoff, thinks nothing of it. He becomes concerned when she falls ill, even more so when she has a seizure in front of him and has to be rushed to hospital. It comes as a shock to Thomas when she dies; her cause of death: a highly contagious and rapidly mutating bird flu virus that spreads via human contact. The virus is spreading so fast there is no vaccine or cure for it.

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Jude Law And Forest Whitaker Interview

Jude Law And Forest Whitaker Interview

We talk to Jude Law and Forest Whitaker about their latest film Repo Men.

Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes, A.I: Artificial Intelligence) and Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Ghost Dog) star in the all-out action, adrenalin fuelled fest, REPO MEN - available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD from 23rd August.

In the near-future, people can enhance their bodies, replacing any damaged organ with state-of-the-art artificial replacements from The Union, headed by Frank (Liev Schreiber). There's one catch; it's expensive and if you can't keep up with the payments, your body parts will be repossessed by the REPO MEN. with painful and bloody results.

Q: Tell me how did you both get involved in this?
JL: I was involved early on. It's the usual story - I was sent the script. I'd never read anything as original in my life - it made me laugh and I like the themes that seemed very relevant yet set in this amazing world. You know, a lot of people say 'it's a futuristic film.' I think in a way it's more about an alternative, parallel universe and there are certain things about it that are more advanced in terms of socially and with technology. To me it's more a fable about where we are already in regards to health care, vanity, indulging one's body and being able to replace everything if you want to on credit; plus the idea these guys are able to come and repossess your car or house and in this particular world they can come and repossess you.

FW: For me there's a dark humour to it that I enjoyed when I first read the script. There's humour in this odd universe and it doesn't feel like it's too far in the future. That allowed us to look at all these little issues that are going on in this crazy and mad world. It was also appealing to get a chance to work with Jude because I like his work.

Q: Did you see it as a buddy movie in a funny kind of way?
JL: At its heart it's really a film about friendship and about former military men. It's about men who are taken into the military, trained up, encouraged to kill and then sort of spat out. And then what do they do with themselves? Where do they go? They can't enter into normal society as such, so they find a role that uses those skills and if you like, excuses those skills.

FW: It's also about a change in a friendship. As far as Jake is concerned he would like to stay like this forever but Remy starts to grow and move away and that's a frightening thing. It's about what happens to my world when it changes and I'm left by myself.

Q: There are several themes in the film - the way society lives on credit, what happens to military men when they leave the service and of course, health care which are all very topical. Did you feel that there is a message in the film?
JL: I didn't personally go in saying 'This is relevant' I liked the themes and I saw that they were cleverly interwoven into the story. Honestly, I look at a script in a slightly more polarised way. I liked its heart, its humour and I liked the fact that it was a film about friendship. Then as we made the film all of these relevant themes grew and none more so than health care, so yes, they are all relevant.

Q: Clearly they are both very physical roles. How did you prepare?
FW: We trained hard and we had a lot of fun with it. That's also how Jude and I got to know each other through training and working out the fight sequences.

JL: It's tiring but you know, in all honesty the whole job then becomes about staying in shape, in the right mindset and taking precautions because you don't want to get injured and hold the film up. So it's a challenge. But it's a fun challenge.

Q: The film has some graphic scenes, especially when they are repossessing organs. It looks very realistic but did you get squeamish at all when you were doing that stuff?
FW: You know, we didn't get squeamish.You get into the right mindset.

JL: Another important part of this film is making the gorier and more violent elements based in a reality. And it's important that you believe these guys go about it in a very matter of fact manner. A few people have said that it's a very violent film - quite shockingly so - and I personally am very glad that they said that because I think we have seen too many films with action and violence where it washes over you. I think that's quite questionable. I think in a film like this where you do go 'whooa! That's graphic...' is a good thing because I think it means you care about the story and we've not been desensitised to blood, guts and gore.

FW: That's part of the message, the personalised violence. Because at first we are going through it all and taking body parts but then you think 'will it happen to you?' And you have been laughing at the black humour, but now it could happen to this guy, Remy, that you care about, and they are going to come to take his heart.

Repo Men Is Out On Blu-Ray And DVD On 23rd August

Sherlock Holmes Trailer

Arthur Conan Doyle's tales of Sherlock Holmes are known all over the world, both him and his partner Dr. Watson are his most famous characters. In this new film from director Guy Ritchie, a new side to Sherlock Holmes is revealed, one where his fighting skills are just as strong as his celebrated intellect.

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Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events Review

This film lives up entirely to its title. The events are as follows: Death of parents by fire, three siblings turned into victims of their closest relative, deception, escapes, disguises, greed, murder attempted and accomplished, evil genius, egomania, abduction, forced marriage, and more wickedness than we might want to witness.

It also has the genius of a multi-disguised Jim Carrey, the narrative voice (and silhouetted presence) of a finely articulated Jude Law, and a basis in a best-selling series of books, 18 million copies of which have been sold since 1999. The movie has seamless effects, inspired inventiveness, and a serious dramatic "problem." More on that below.

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Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events Review

This film lives up entirely to its title. The events are as follows: Death of parents by fire, three siblings turned into victims of their closest relative, deception, escapes, disguises, greed, murder attempted and accomplished, evil genius, egomania, abduction, forced marriage, and more wickedness than we might want to witness.

It also has the genius of a multi-disguised Jim Carrey, the narrative voice (and silhouetted presence) of a finely articulated Jude Law, and a basis in a best-selling series of books, 18 million copies of which have been sold since 1999. The movie has seamless effects, inspired inventiveness, and a serious dramatic "problem." More on that below.

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Road To Perdition Review

Murder is a cold and senseless act. Those who make it their life must by necessity be hard and brutal men. Road to Perdition never flinches away from that, but somehow, in the emotionally empty lives of mafia killers, finds warmth, depth, and soul.

This second film from American Beauty director Sam Mendes presents a highly stylized and muddied look into the world of the Irish mob. Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks) is at the center of it, as mob boss John Rooney's (Paul Newman) personal "Angel of Death." Raised as Rooney's son, Sullivan and his family have been given an idyllic life, marred only by the secrecy of Sullivan's dastardly work. But when his oldest son Michael Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin) witnesses dad taking care of business, their world is shattered, as mob boss Rooney's overeager son murders Sullivan's wife and youngest child in response. Now, Sullivan must put his loyalty to the test to protect his oldest son Michael and buy a life for them both.

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I ? Huckabees Review


The one philosophy behind the existential screwball comedy "I ? Huckabees" (pronounce the ? as "heart") is that there is no one philosophy. A satire of spiritual gurus, self-help and other psychological gimmickry, it makes its point by being so esoteric and cerebrally akimbo that it will likely divide audiences between those who find its deliberately abstruse discombobulation amusing and to the point, and those who find it just abstruse and discombobulated.

Written and directed by David O. Russell, the observant and darkly comical wit behind the Gulf War derision "Three Kings," the ensemble storyline whirlpools around Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman), an unhinged and obsessive young environmentalist who has seen the open-space preservation group he chartered slip through his fingers and into the hands of a snake-oil-charming corporate stooge named Brad Stand (Jude Law). Brad is, in fact, an executive at Huckabees -- a slick, corporate retailer with a habit of moving into small towns and building megastores where there had once been open space.

With his failure causing him to question his whole life, Albert seeks metaphysical peace of mind from Bernard and Vivian Jaffe (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin), a pair of unconventional, off-kilter and out-of-sync private eyes who specialize in solving the mysteries of their clients' inner turmoil. Soon they are, quite conspicuously, following Albert to work, peering through his windows, digging through his trash, and pairing him up with another lost soul as a partner in intellectual recovery -- Tommy (Mark Wahlberg), a blue-collar lug of a firefighter whose eye-opening visit inside his own head has rapidly become a slide into bemused Nihilism.

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Alfie Review


Playing an inveterate womanizer as a sympathetic hero didn't work especially well for Michael Caine in 1966's "Alfie." He was Oscar-nominated for the performance, but his title character was a misogynistic, egomaniacal cad -- taking advantage of vulnerable women, then disposing of them offhandedly. Even when a vague health problem became a plot point meant to turn his life around, there was still nothing redeemable about the jerk.

On the other hand, in this year's "Alfie" remake, the irresistible Jude Law plays a more credibly charismatic and playful playboy whose contented superficiality steadily gives way to emerging self-awareness and perceptible depth -- which surprises even Alfie himself.

As the wily rake admits -- frankly, charmingly and direct-to-camera -- his concurrent affairs with a bevy of Manhattan beauties are a product of good looks, practiced flattery, an upscale metrosexual wardrobe, his English accent and the fact that he drives a limo.

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Jude Law

Jude Law

Date of birth

29th December, 1972








Jude Law Movies

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Movie Review

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Movie Review

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King Arthur Trailer

King Arthur Trailer

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King Arthur Legend of the Sword Trailer

King Arthur Legend of the Sword Trailer

Arthur might have an extraordinary destiny, but after his birthright was taken from him at...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Trailer

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Trailer

For the most part, Arthur has taught himself all the life lessons he knows, he...

Genius Trailer

Genius Trailer

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