Caryn James

Jessica Chastain: Why Is This Woman Cheerful? (Video Interview)

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  • September 23, 2011 3:00 AM
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No actor wants to have seven movies released in one year, not if they’ve ever heard the word “overexposed.” Delayed releases and weird timing have left Jessica Chastain in just that position, but at least she gets to demonstrate her range.

Colbert Says: Replace FEMA With Waffle House

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  • September 16, 2011 3:57 AM
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There have certainly been worse ideas in government.

Director Lone Scherfig Talks About "One Day," Anne Hathaway, and "The Way We Were"

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  • August 23, 2011 2:33 AM
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One Day has a rigid structure that some directors would find impossible. Emma and Dexter - played by Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess - live through two decades of tumultuous friendship and love, although we only see them on July 15th each year. But this romantic drama plays to Danish-born director Lone Scherfig’s strengths.

Reasons To Fall For The Swoony Romance "One Day"

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  • August 19, 2011 1:00 AM
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At first glance, it seems that whether audiences will swoon for One Day - with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess as friends whose ever-changing two-decade relationship we see one day each year - has everything to do with Hathaway's star presence. But she is just one part of the three-way powerhouse behind the film.

Jim Sturgess Talks About "One Day," But Will He Sing a Bit From "Spider-Man"?

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  • August 11, 2011 1:28 AM
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Jim Sturgess has been terrific in small, underrated movies, like 21 and - as we talk about in this video chat – Julie Taylor’s Beatles-inspired musical Across the Universe. But One Day arrives as his career-making moment. Anne Hathaway may be the name-y star of the romance, but Sturgess is its big discovery.

Dominic Cooper Talks About Playing A Madman in The Devil's Double (Video Interview)

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  • August 1, 2011 12:38 PM
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Dominic Cooper isn’t the first actor you’d think of to play a madman. Until now he’s been known as the cute guy the heroine wants to marry, in the 18th century (The Duchess) and today (Mamma Mia!) All that changes with Lee Tamahori's fact-based film The Devil’s Double. Cooper gives an amazing dual performance as Saddam Hussein’s deranged son Uday – who rapes and kills on a whim – and as Latif Yahia, a soldier forced to act as Uday’s double.

Ewan McGregor On "Beginners," Indies, Roller Coasters (Video Interview)

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  • July 25, 2011 1:05 AM
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Ewan McGregor is the droll but touching hero of Beginners, one of the summer’s most beloved films. In our video chat, he talked about how he prepared to play his character, based on the film’s writer/director - he wore the guy’s clothes ! - why he loves working in indie films, why he rode a roller coaster with Melanie Laurent and went scarf-shopping with Christopher Plummer.

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