From riding a polar bear in The Huntsman: Winter’s War (which could very well be the most bonkers movie of the year) to lending her voice to a new character in the My Little Pony movie, Emily Blunt is apparently determined to defy expectations. The star of one of last year’s best films (Sicario) is certainly making some interesting choices, and while you might scoff at a My Little Pony movie, one thing is for sure: That movie is going to make serious bank.
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There are ordinary, everyday ripoffs and there are thefts so bold they’re almost impressive in the degree of their thievery. What I admire about The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the sorta-prequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, is that very shamelessness. They basically swapped out Snow White (she’s a baby here; she grew up to be Kristen Stewart in the first movie) for Elsa from Frozen. They’re not even pretending. They just want all the little girls who loved Frozen and are now three years older to come check out this movie.
In what’s destined to be next year’s ‘Gone Girl,’ Tate Taylor’s ‘The Girl on the Train’ follows another mysterious disappearance told by an unreliable narrator. But Taylor (‘The Help’) doesn’t want you to think the film’s protagonist, Emily Blunt’s Rachel Watson, is just another Amy Dunne. There’s more loneliness in Blunt’s character, an alcoholic divorcee grappling with addiction.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, what Snow White sequel is the least Snow White-y of them all?
Like Doctor Strange, The Girl on the Train just keeps hogging all the great actors, leaving none for the rest of the world. The latest addition might be the best yet, as Lisa Kudrow has hopped aboard the upcoming adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ best-selling thriller novel, joining Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in what is quickly becoming the Mount Rushmore of awesome women.
The adaptation of the best-selling mystery novel The Girl on the Train already boasts the incredible duo of Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson, and while it may have just lost Chris Evans, it did gain Justin Theroux, who — along with his eyebrows — has been captivating us weekly in the increasingly great second season of The Leftovers. Oh, and this very well-cast new movie also has an official release date.
Emily Blunt has become a highly desirable star, particularly after her role in Edge of Tomorrow, making the latest rumor about the actor hardly surprising. Disney reportedly wants Blunt to star in their new Mary Poppins movie from director Rob Marshall, who also worked with Blunt on Into the Woods. Of course they want Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins. Everyone wants Emily Blunt in everything — duh.
Ever since Edge of Tomorrow, Emily Blunt’s name has popped up for leading roles in movies like Captain Marvel, and she’s not the only one. After Rebecca Ferguson broke out with her badass role in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, her name was heavily favorited for the role of Marvel’s Carol Danvers. Why is it that only a few select actresses names are rumored for these action-centric roles? Blunt has a good explanation.
‘Sicario’ is an exercise in prolonged tension like few others. Every moment from the first scene to the last is suspenseful. The opening, a deadly raid on a drug kingpin’s safe house establishes a terrifying precedent: In this film, violence can erupt at any time without any warning, and no one and nothing can be trusted. Having thoroughly unsettled the audience, director Denis Villeneuve keeps viewers on edge with shifty characters, sudden bursts of gunfire, and the careful use of a persistent, pounding score. Remember the scene in Boogie Nights where Alfred Molina is randomly tossing firecrackers at Mark Wahlberg and John C. Reilly? Sicario is like that scene for two straight hours with no “Sister Christian.” It is intense.
Colbert fever will hit an all-time high over the next week as CBS gears up for the star-studded first week of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and the second shows no signs of stopping. Everyone from Lupita Nyong’o to Willie Nelson to GOP hopeful Bernie Sanders are on board, covering an even broader range of guests.