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Watch: New Trailer For Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent' Bestows A Curse

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2014 1:45 PM
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Maleficent
Yeah, we know. It feels like there's been about fifteen trailers for "Maleficent" already, and Disney has dropped yet another, but instead of essentially playing like an extended TV spot, this is a legit full length spot with lots of new footage, magical stuff and bellowing. So let's take a gander, shall we?

Sundance Review: ‘Low Down’ Starring Elle Fanning, John Hawkes, Glenn Close & Lena Headey

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 24, 2014 12:01 PM
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Low Down
Evincing a similar mustard brown aesthetic and destitute mood—spiritually, emotionally and psychologically—Sundance indie, “Low Down” is to 1970s jazz, what John Huston’s “Fat City” is to that era of boxing: a down and out look at talented three-time losers that can’t get past their addictions, demons and terribly self-destructive qualities. But unlike Huston’s Stacy Keach pugilist drama (admittedly uneven, but still fascinating), “Low Down” is interminably depressing and features an indolent pace that would embarrass any musician looking to engage.

Interview: Jake Paltrow On How Spielberg & Anime Inspired 'Young Ones,' Starring Michael Shannon & Elle Fanning

  • By Kristin McCracken
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  • January 24, 2014 11:00 AM
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Young Ones, Jake Paltrow
Part western, part science fiction, wholly original—it’s not easy to pin down — writer/director Jake Paltrow’s latest film, “Young Ones,” which premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival (read our review here), is worth an examination.

Sundance Review: ‘Young Ones’ Starring Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning & More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 19, 2014 5:13 PM
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The Young Ones
In the not so distant future, a catastrophic drought has ravaged the United States turning it into an arid dystopian wasteland. While citizens have migrated away from the most heavily affected and devastated areas, some of the more hard-bitten and prideful survivors have refused to leave their lands, clinging to barren plots and drying water wells in the hopes that rains will come again and replenish the parched landscape.

Watch: Creatures & Magic Fill New Trailer For Disney's 'Maleficent' Starring Angelina Jolie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2014 9:03 AM
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There are a couple things that casual audiences might need to know about "Maleficent" before buying a ticket: firstly, how to pronounce the film, and secondly, who exactly this unpronounceable character is and why it matters. And with the new teaser trailer for their summer blockbuster, Disney is answering both those questions.

Watch: First Full Episode Of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'HitRECord on TV!' Show, Includes Short Film Starring Elle Fanning

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 7, 2014 11:22 AM
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Elle Fanning First Stars I See Tonight
Back in March of that far-off year, 2013, we reported on the next stage of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's ongoing collaborative media community project thingummy, HitRECord (which also acted as the production comedy for Gordon-Levitt's “Don Jon”). He was planning on drawing on the site's highly active community of writers, photographers, animators, musicians, knowledge-havers and JGL-fans to put out a kind of hyper-modern variety show, “HitRECord on TV!” Now, two weeks in advance of its TV debut on Pivot, the show has been posted online by Gordon-Levitt for your perusing joy.

Sundance First Look: Anne Hathaway In 'Song One' & Elle Fanning In 'Low Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 4:41 PM
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Song One
Two music-based/centered movies on the way to Sundance, featuring a couple actresses we really dig. Onwards...

Review: Intimate & Devastating ‘Ginger & Rosa’ Features A Transformative Elle Fanning Performance

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 12, 2013 7:00 PM
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Lovely and devastating, challenging yet worthwhile, Sally Potter's "Ginger & Rosa" may be the English filmmaker's best since "Orlando," and perhaps her most accessible to date. The intimate and sensual picture also features yet another terrific performance by 14-year-old Elle Fanning, who is quickly becoming the most compelling teenage actor working in movies today. But this time, as the lead, Fanning is transformative, heartbreakingly conveying the inner life of an adolescent with an almost eerily nuanced command of her craft.

Laika & Focus Features Announce New Animated Feature 'The Boxtrolls' For 2014 Release

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 8, 2013 12:22 PM
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This has been a crazy week for animation news – Henry Selick's seemingly doomed “The Shadow King” got resurrected; DreamWorks Animation’s financial troubles became very public (leading to schedule shifts and the cancellation of one film); and now here’s another bit of animation world news to get the blood going: Seattle-based stop motion studio Laika and Focus Features will reteam once again for “The Boxtrolls,” which has officially started production, for release on October 17th, 2014. This is the painstaking world of stop motion animation – get cracking boys!

Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning & Kodi Smit-McPhee Are 'Young Ones' For Jake Paltrow

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 6:33 PM
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Certainly less well-known that his much more famous sister and parents, Jake Paltrow has nonetheless been quietly making his own mark. In 2007 he delivered his feature debut "The Good Night," which admittedly didn't make much of a splash. But for his sophomore effort, he's certainly raising his game.

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