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Joaquin Phoenix Could Be Rooney Mara’s Own Personal Jesus in ‘Mary Magdalene’

by Britt Hayes April 22, 2016 @ 6:31 PM
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In what could be one of the more interesting casting choices of his career (I’m Still Here notwithstanding), Joaquin Phoenix is currently eyeing a role in Mary Magdalene, the new drama featuring Rooney Mara as the titular character. As expected, Phoenix isn’t considering just any role — nope, he’s in very early talks to play the part of Jesus Christ, which…actually kind of makes sense.

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Trailer: More Fantastical Stop-Motion From Laika

by Charles Bramesco March 11, 2016 @ 10:16 AM
Focus Features
We’ve been looking forward to Laika’s upcoming fantasy adventure Kubo and the Two Strings since the first trailer surfaced back in December. The fledgling studio has accrued a ’00s-Pixar-level spotless track record in the past seven years; their releases Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls dazzled critics and audiences alike with their blend of ceaselessly clever humor and stop-motion wizardry. There’s no reason to believe Kubo won’t continue this hot streak for Laika, and the latest trailer to appear online cements this as one of the year’s most exciting animated releases. (Though the potential for crossover appeal in the world of furries is not quite as great as that of Zootopia. Point, Disney.)

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Trailer: Laika Presents a Gorgeous, Stop-Motion Epic

by Britt Hayes January 27, 2016 @ 6:49 PM
Focus Features
The studio behind beautiful stop-motion animated films like ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls is back this year with Kubo and the Two Strings, their most epic and gorgeous endeavor yet. As evidenced by the latest trailer, Laika's latest project is going big — really big — with a sweeping adventure set in a fantasy version of Japan, and a charming voice cast that evokes similar casting in the English-language versions of Studio Ghibli films. But what really makes this trailer sing is the artful use of The Beatles' melancholic "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Trailer: Laika Takes You on an Epic Stop-Motion Fantasy Adventure

by Britt Hayes December 11, 2015 @ 5:48 PM
The studio behind ParaNorman, Coraline and The Boxtrolls returns with the beautiful new stop-motion animated project Kubo and the Two Strings, an action-fantasy-adventure that, uh, pulls out all the stops. But seriously, the first trailer for Laika’s latest looks more epic and stunning than anything they’ve attempted before.

What Is Category Fraud? A Closer Look at This Year’s Big Oscar Controversy

by Erin Whitney December 10, 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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What exactly separates a lead role from a supporting one? Some argue screen time. Some say it’s the extent to which a character carries a film. And when it comes to the studios’ opinion, the actor with the bigger name tends to get campaigned as lead despite a co-star’s equal-if-not-greater-than prominence in the film. But the lack of strict guidelines in Oscar categories and the unusual number of performances that challenge typical categorization this year have led to a lot of talk about category fraud, two words you’ve probably heard a lot this year.

New ‘Carol’ Trailer Offers an Elegant, Dialogue-Free Look at One of the Year’s Best Films

by Britt Hayes November 23, 2015 @ 7:22 PM
The Weinstein Co.
By now you’ve heard of Carol, the latest film from Todd Haynes that’s left a huge impression on critics since it began screening a few months ago. The latest trailer opts out of dialogue, letting a haunting score and the film’s beautiful imagery speak for itself — well, that and a few choice quotes from noted film critics reinforcing the idea that Carol is mandatory viewing.

Sarah Paulson on ‘Carol,’ Her Cut Scene With Rooney Mara, and ‘American Horror Story’

by Erin Whitney November 20, 2015 @ 9:50 AM
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Few actors have done half as many crazy things as Sarah Paulson, but for her, it’s all about balance. The American Horror Story actress recently turned down notch on her outlandish roles to portray one of her most human characters yet in Carol, this year’s most universal love story.

‘Carol’ Review: Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Dazzle In This Magnificent Love Story

by Erin Whitney November 19, 2015 @ 9:49 AM
The Weinstein Co.
Few films create a sumptuous experience you want to live in and soak up. They give off a swirl of emotions that you long for, like breathing in the scent of a lover’s sweater, filling your lungs and hoping to save a piece of that memory. That’s the kind of experience Carol concocts, a love story of sublime subtlety where the smallest encounters have the most consuming impact.

This ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Reboot Sure Is News to Rooney Mara

by Britt Hayes November 14, 2015 @ 1:56 PM
We recently learned that Sony is planning a semi-reboot of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, skipping the second and third books in author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series and moving right ahead to the fourth novel, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. But the studio is reportedly planning on making the film without director David Fincher and stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. There’s just one little issue, though: Mara says as far as she knows, she’s still supposed to star in it.

Alicia Vikander May Be Your Next ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ In Sony’s Reboot

by Erin Whitney November 4, 2015 @ 2:13 PM
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After David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake you were likely expecting an adaptation of the sequel to Stieg Larsson’s book, The Girl Who Played with Fire. While it doesn’t look like Sony will be playing with fire any time soon, they do have a new Lisbeth Salander in mind.