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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Adds Jason Mitchell for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Reunion

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by Britt Hayes August 25, 2015 @ 7:28 PM
Universal
A couple of weeks ago Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins joined the cast of Kong: Skull Island, which has recently been diversifying its lineup with Samuel L. Jackson also in talks to co-star. Today brings news that Skull Island will feature a mini-Straight Outta Compton reunion, as Jason Mitchell has also joined the cast.

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Picks Up ‘Jurassic World’ Writer for Last Minute Screenplay Duty

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by Britt Hayes August 18, 2015 @ 5:54 PM
Universal
Kong: Skull Island is preparing to head into production in Hawaii with stars Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson on board, but they’ve got one more stop to make before they officially begin shooting — Jurassic World screenwriter Derek Connolly has been tapped to do a little last-minute scripting on the project.

‘Room’ Trailer: Brie Larson Breaks Out in This Intense New Drama

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by Matt Singer July 30, 2015 @ 8:45 AM
All right, so Room has nothing to do with The Room. (Unfortunately.) It is not a remake of the camp classic, with the fabulous young actress Brie Larson in the Tommy Wiseau role (although I would pay all of the monies to see that on the big screen). Instead, it’s a new film from Lenny Abrahamson, the director of the recent indie hit Frank, about a woman (Larson) and her son (Jacob Tremblay) who’ve been imprisoned in a tiny underground cell for years, which they’ve dubbed “Room.”

‘Digging for Fire’ Trailer: Sam Rockwell and Jake Johnson Hang Out With a Bunch of Actors You Like

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by Britt Hayes July 17, 2015 @ 7:13 PM
Joe Swanberg has gone from prolific director of divisive mumblecore indies to director of more widely-seen and loved indie features, like Drinking Buddies — although Swanberg has been making films for over a decade, Drinking Buddies was his mainstream breakout. Or as mainstream as indies can get, anyway. As you can see in the trailer for his latest, his appeal is only growing.

Brie Larson Talks ‘The Gambler’ and About That Time She Was Cast in ‘Bridesmaids’

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by Mike Sampson May 12, 2015 @ 4:23 PM
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I’m not sure when we stopped talking about The Gambler, the movie now on DVD and Blu-ray that we’re both here to promote, but somehow actress Brie Larson and I have spent the past five minutes or so talking about mushrooms and sex. I’ll admit that I...

Here’s the ‘Ghostbusters 3’ Title and Cast That Could Have Happened

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by Britt Hayes December 21, 2014 @ 2:23 PM
Columbia Pictures
Let’s go back. Back in time before Paul Feig swooped in to direct an all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot which we’re actually excited about. Back in time to when the long-gestating ‘Ghostbusters 3’ was still a possibility, a sequel that most people didn’t really want. Back here in the land that time forgot, original ‘Ghostbusters’ director and producer Ivan Reitman was planning to helm the long-delayed third installment in the franchise, and according to some recently uncovered e-mails from Sony, we now know what that sequel would have been called—and who might have starred in it.

Brie Larson on ‘The Gambler’ and Having Control of Her Career By Admitting She Has No Control

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by Mike Ryan December 18, 2014 @ 12:29 PM
Paramount
The first thing you notice about Brie Larson is her unexpected height, forever putting her in my own personal “this actor was much taller than I expected” club, where she joins the likes of John Cusack and Colin Firth. The second is that she’s, pleasantly, a bit of an oddball, meant in the most endearing and interesting way possible. With a single answer, she has the ability to be aloof and on point at the exact same time. Larson seems to have it all figured out without even trying. In other words: She’s winning a game that even she admits is impossible to win.

‘The Gambler’ Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Makes a Whole Bunch of Bad Decisions

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by Jacob Hall December 10, 2014 @ 2:02 PM
We've already seen the red band trailer for 'The Gambler,' which introduced us to director Rupert Wyatt's news thriller with a foul-mouthed bang. Now, a tamer version has arrived and it replaces the F-bomb poetry of the last preview with actual details on the film's plot and characters. Not a bad trade.

Reel Women: Our Favorite Female-Driven Films and Performances of 2013

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by Britt Hayes December 27, 2013 @ 11:36 AM
Sony/IFC Films/Sundance Selects
It's that time of the year: time for top 10 lists, time to start gearing up for awards season, and picking the contenders and ensuring we shout their names in all caps from behind our laptops, and a time for critics to champion our favorite movies and performances -- which is why I think it's time to take a look back at my favorite female-centric (and gender politic-centric) films and female performances of 2013.