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Caryn James

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

  • By Caryn James
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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.

The Real Brad Pitt Chanel Ad Vs. SNL's: Can You Tell the Difference?

  • By Caryn James
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  • October 21, 2012 10:00 AM
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Just try to tell them apart. Brad Pitt’s recently unveiled commercial for Chanel No. 5 is so loaded with high-flown, nonsensical language that it out-parodies itself without any help from satirists. But SNL’s Taram Killam offers a very funny take on the commercial anyway, which includes Pitt saying to the off-screen director: “You want me to sound less coherent? Really?” Now that would explain a lot.

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