Caryn James

Keira Knightley In An 'Anna Karenina' Cold As A Russian Winter

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  • November 14, 2012 9:03 AM
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With its snowy landscapes, sumptuous costumes and old-world aura, Anna Karenina is as pretty as a holiday window – and just about as lively and surprising. Placing Tolstoy’s enduring story of a married woman’s deadly, passionate infidelity in a theatrical setting – nearly all the action takes place in a theater -- is a disappointing  gamble by the director Joe Wright, even with a screenplay by the usually incomparable Tom Stoppard.

Steve Carell and Keira Knightley On The Run From The Apocalypse: 'Seeking a Friend ...'

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  • June 21, 2012 9:33 AM
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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is something rare: a sunny, charming apocalypse film. Even the off-beat pairing of Steve Carell and Keira Knightley – what?! – works better than you’d imagine, evidence that Carell really can do anything, even play a romantic lead. Not the dashing sweep-you-off-your feet kind, but the best friend who makes you open your eyes one day and see how great he is. (Watch Carell here as he promotes the movie in a totally non-promotional way on The Daily Show, pretending to have written many serous books.)

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