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Review: American Pastoral

PLOT: The story of Seymour "Swede" Levov ( Ewan McGregor ), a former golden-boy athlete, whose picturesque life is ruined when his activist daughter ( Dakota Fanning ) participates in a political act of terrorism. REVIEW: Despite the works of Philip Roth being notoriously difficult to translate to film, the author still casts a spell over Hollywood, with this year...
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Watch Clive Owen in full short film, The Escape, by Neill Blomkamp

Product placement is inevitable, and there’s a right way to do it. The right way makes it subtle, and though you see logos on cars or Dell computers it feels logical to what’s going on in the scene. Then there are movies like TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION that literally throw cans of Bud Light and Red Bull in your face as if to say “The robots are coming, so I better...
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Clive Owen is back behind the wheel in teaser trailer for The Escape

Until last week I had completely forgotten about BMW Films’ THE HIRE, a series of eight short films released in 2001-2002 which starred Clive Owen as The Driver, a mysterious and bad-ass character who drove various people from place to place. Directed by the likes of John Frankenheimer , Ang Lee , Wong Kar Wai , Guy Ritchie , Alejandro González...
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Kirsten Dunst to ring The Bell Jar to life with Dakota Fanning

I know what you’ve all been thinking: “Where is Kirsten Dunst and who kidnapped her?” But I’m here to tell you she’s fine and well, so you can stop panicking. Since a third movie about a certain man-spider came out in 2007, Dunst hasn’t done much in the way of mainstream films. She’s mostly been doing smaller films, most of which have gone...
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The trailer hits for Ewan McGregor's directorial debut American Pastoral

Ewan McG regor makes his directorial debut with AMERICAN PASTORAL, which follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn ( Jennifer Connelly ), a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved teenage daughter, Merry ( Dakota Fanning ),...
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Review: The Benefactor

PLOT: Following the death of her parents, a young woman ( Dakota Fanning ) and her doctor husband ( Theo James ) are taken under the wing of a family friend, a wealthy philanthropist ( Richard Gere ) with no family and more than a few secrets of his own. REVIEW: Based on what little material I saw promoting THE BENEFACTOR, the premise and poster had me assuming that this...
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Richard Gere is holding a tight leash in The Benefactor trailer

What the hell does Richard Gere want? Usually he's a fairly mild-mannered guy, but, from time to time, he has the capacity to secretly be a prick and that's what THE BENEFACTOR looks to be going for. With a lot of money at his disposal and a secret past, Gere is pushing the buttons of a recently married couple ( Dakota Fanning and Theo James ) that he has some sort of...
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Review: Every Secret Thing

PLOT: Following their eighteenth birthdays, two girls, Ronnie ( Dakota Fanning ) and Alice (Danielle Macdonald) are released back into the community, having been sent to juvenile hall for the kidnapping and murder of an infant. Now pariahs, the two find themselves as the primary suspects when another baby goes missing, and it's up to the detective ( Elizabeth Banks ) who...
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Ewan McGregor to make his feature directorial debut with American Pastoral

After two decades in front of the camera, Ewan McG regor is stepping behind it for his feature film directorial debut. McG regor will take over AMERICAN PASTORAL which he was set to star in for director Phillip Noyce . Noyce has been involved with the project for over a decade in which time the film has shifted cast-members and filmmakers. McG regor will remain the lead in the film...
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Dakota Fanning to star in Gerard Barrett's adaptation of Brain On Fire

With GLASSLAND still to hold its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the movies director Gerard Barrett has already lined up his next job. He will direct Dakota Fanning in a film adaptation of Susannah Calahan's memoir “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness”. I had never heard of the book until now but it sounds like it has the potential to be a...
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Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen come of age in Very Good Girls

Elizabeth Olsen has been taking names like it's nobody's business since MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, so I always enjoy her performances. Dakota Fanning , on the other hand, proved her acting chops at a young age, and I've been waiting for her to transition into the more "mature" material. THE RUNAWAYS was enjoyable for what it was, but I'm excited to see her take on a role with a little...
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The Good, the Bad and the Badass: Denzel Washington

After taking a week-off for TIFF following my breakdown of movie composer Hans Zimmer's amazing career, The Good, The Bad & The Badass is back with another column looking at an actor whose many great films often featured iconic music by none other than Zimmer. That man... Denzel Washington For about twenty-five years now, Denzel Washington has been...
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