Newcomer Sophie Nélisse Steals Show in ‘The Book Thief’

After seven years and millions of sold copies, Markus Zusack’s heartbreaking World War II novel “The Book Thief” has finally found its way to the big screen. The film, directed by “Downton Abbey’s” Brian Percival, is helmed by 13-year-old newcomer Sophie Nélisse. Nélisse, a relatively unknown French-Canadian actress who made waves with her breakout performance in the […]

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Naveen Andrews Rediscovers the Royal Family in ‘Diana’

Sixteen years after her tragic death, the life of Princess Diana continues to captivate millions. One man who wasn’t interested? Actor Naveen Andrews, who just so happens to star alongside Naomi Watts in this weekend’s new movie “Diana,”a biographical drama based on Kate Snell‘s 2001 book “Diana: Her Last Love,” which chronicles the last two years of […]

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Alan Rickman Goes Punk for ‘CBGB’

He may be best known for playing menacing wizard Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” films, but British actor Alan Rickman wasn’t afraid to explore new territories (or rock a curly wig) for his latest flick, “CBGB.” Rickman portrays real life music icon Hilly Kristal, the late owner of former New York City music club CBGB, […]

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First Look: Disney’s Live-Action ‘Cinderella’ Begins Filming

Walt Disney Pictures has begun filming its live-action film adaption of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella,” and is giving fans a first look at the latest incarnation of the rags-to-riches heroine. Actress Lily James, best known for her role as Lady Rose McClare on “Downtown Abbey,” will eventually slip her foot into the famed glass […]

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Billy Bob Thornton Makes Directorial Return with ‘Jayne Mansfield’s Car’

It’s been over a decade since a then-unknown Billy Bob Thornton took home an Oscar for the chilling drama “Sling Blade,” a film which he wrote, directed and starred in. Two lack-luster directorial gigs and a marriage to Angelina Jolie later, Billy Bob is back behind the camera with the quirky drama “Jayne Mansfield’s Car.” […]

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The World's End: World Premiere

‘The World’s End’ Marks End of an Era for Pegg, Frost and Wright

Producing a trilogy of movies is no easy feat. Producing a trilogy of films, each in a completely different genre? That’s a totally different ballgame. British writer/director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have found the right formula to do just that. Following the massive, and unexpected, success of the 2004’s “Shaun of […]

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‘The Butler’ Cast on Oprah, Oscar Winners and Burping

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” offers a rare, Hollywood glimpse into African-American life during the height of the Civil Rights movement. The film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a character based on former White House butler Eugene Allen, who worked under eight presidents at the White House from 1952-1986. Throughout the movie, the quietly stoic […]

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The 18th Annual Nantucket Film Fesitval: Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lake Bell Battles the Sexy Baby Vocal Virus in ‘In a World…’

In her new comedy “In a World…,” Lake Bell stars as Carol, a young woman trying to make it in the cutthroat, male-dominated voice-over industry. The catch? The struggling 30-something still lives with her voice-over veteran father (Fred Melamed), who kicks her out of the house at the behest of his 26-year-old girlfriend. Thanks to a […]

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