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A Slew Of New Oscar-Bait Pics Hit The Web (And ‘One For The Money’ Sneaks In There Too)

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 16, 2011 1:02 PM
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As the Oscar season heats up, studios always get stills of their contenders up onto the web, creating buzz, allowing readers to say, “Oh, so that’s what it’ll look like,” and this year is no exception.

Watch: Michelle Williams Gets Wet & Sings In 2 New Clips From 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 1:23 AM
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We've already seen the plethora of pictures of Michelle Williams looking the part in "My Week With Marilyn," but the question now is, can she act the part as well? And if these newly released clips from the movie are anything to go by, the actress has that nailed down as well.

A Few More Pics Of Michelle Williams Looking Glamorous In 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 1, 2011 2:05 AM
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The Daily Beast and the official website have some new photos of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe (and some better quality versions of a few that have appeared previously) along with excerpts from an interview Williams gave in support of “My Week With Marilyn,” which opens on November 23rd in limited release. The Weinstein Company has an overstuffed slate of releases following 'Marilyn,' including “The Artist” on November 25th, and “Coriolanus” and “The Iron Lady” on December 2nd and 16th, respectively. It certainly would have been smart to give “I Don’t Know How She Does It” or “Dirty Girl” the “Piranha 3DD” treatment, dumping either film in 2012 and freeing up an early fall slot for one of these Oscar contenders. What’s done is done, though, and this time of year, it’s always interesting to guess which film the Weinsteins will treat like Kate Winslet’s character in “Contagion,” using up its resources before abandoning it in the shallow grave of a perpetual limited release. Last year, the Weinstein Company left “The Company Men” to wither away in a “wide release” of 277 theatres (though, in their defense, the studio was generous enough to give the film a mind-numbingly dull/confusing poster) and this writer would put his money on “Coriolanus” getting similar treatment this holiday season. There are only so many marketing dollars to go around.

Michelle Williams Once Again Looking Fabulous On New Poster For 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 10:14 AM
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While we weren't too jazzed with the movie when we saw it at the New York Film Festival, there's no denying that Michelle Williams looks positively radiant in the batch of stills, magazine spreads and promo material for the film and this latest poster debuted at Moviefone is yet another in a string of artwork that finds the actress channeling Marilyn Monroe with ease.

Michelle Williams Sings On 'My Week With Marilyn' Soundtrack; Also Dean Martin, Nat King Cole & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 2:22 AM
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Not only has Michelle Williams put on the platinum blonde hair to play to the legendary (and curvaceous) Marilyn Monroe, she's trying out her singing voice as well in the upcoming "My Week With Marilyn." As you already know, the movie centers around the actress' trying time on the set of Laurence Olivier's "The Prince And The Showgirl" and in addition to singing "I Found A Dream" that was featured in the movie, Williams tries Monroe's breathy voice on in a few other selections as well.

New Pics From 'My Week With Marilyn' Provide First Look At Julia Ormond As Vivien Leigh

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2011 1:24 AM
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And Yes, More Images Of Michelle Williams Looking GorgeousHere's the thing about the awards season, and you probably already known this, but the actual quality of the movies vying for statues is sometimes secondary to it actually being a contender. Take "My Week With Marilyn." While The Playlist team who caught the movie at the New York Film Festival essentially shrugged at the made-for-TV vibe of the picture -- you can read our review here -- for mostly everyone else, it played like gangbusters. And it wasn't long after those initial screenings for critics that The Weinstein Company sensed they had something potentially big on their hands, and moved up the release date as a result. So it won't be long until everyone else can get swept up in the old school elegance of the movie, but until then, another batch of photos have landed that give the first glimpse of Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh, and yes, provided more material for dudes who want to put Michelle Williams on their high school locker door.

NYFF '11: Eddie Redmayne Says 'My Week With Marilyn' A Celebration Of Old School Filmmaking

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 13, 2011 4:40 AM
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Rising British actor Eddie Redmayne has packed a career’s worth of activity into a short time. He's already won a Tony Award, is well regarded for his stage efforts and is quickly making headway on both the small and big screen. He features in the mini-series "The Pillars Of Earth," has appeared in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and "The Other Boleyn Girl," however, “My Week With Marilyn” is where he’s got his biggest, showiest role to date. As third assistant director Colin Clark, he’s not only got to manage the egos on the set of “The Princess And The Showgirl,” he’s also tasked with being Marilyn Monroe’s unofficial “handler.” And like anyone else who orbited the star, he winds up falling for her.

Awards-Emboldened 'My Week With Marilyn' Moves To Thanksgiving Weekend Release

  • By The Playlist
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  • October 13, 2011 3:08 AM
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This writer had a hunch. Even though I didn't care for the Lifetime-movie like qualities of the slight "My Week with Marilyn" -- and let it be said two other Playlisters in attendance felt pretty much the same way -- you could tell some of its MOR crowd-pleasing characteristics would appeal to the same Academy Members who flipped over “The King’s Speech” (personally, ‘Speech’ was much more charming IMO, even if it wasn’t anything to write home about either).

NYFF: Simon Curtis Discusses Recreating Marilyn Monroe For 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 10, 2011 9:27 AM
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“My Week With Marilyn” tells the story of Colin Clark, a third assistant director on the set of “The Prince And The Showgirl” who served as mediator between star Marilyn Monroe and the frustrated cast and crew. However, if you heard it from Clark’s memoirs, published long after Monroe’s passing, there was more than just a working relationship between the two of them.

NYFF: "It Was A Very Slow Process" -- Michelle Williams Talks Challenge Of Portraying Marilyn Monroe

  • By Cory Everett
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  • October 9, 2011 9:00 AM
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And 5 Other Things Learned From The "My Week With Marilyn" Press Conference At NYFFWe've now reached the midpoint of the New York Film Festival, which means that tonight will see the World Premiere of the festival's Centerpiece, "My Week With Marilyn." While most of NYFF's films have stopped elsewhere on the festival carousel, this is one of the few films to make its world premiere at the fest. (It's certainly the one with the highest profile, that is, until Monday's secret screening anyway.) Based on two memoirs by Colin Clark, "The Prince, The Showgirl And Me: 6 Months On The Set With Marilyn & Olivier" and "My Week With Marilyn," the film is the author's account of working on "The Prince And The Showgirl," a Laurence Olivier-directed film that the acting great costarred in with Marilyn Monroe, who at the time was at the peak of her career. The film stars relative newcomer Eddie Redmayne as 23 year old Clark, Kenneth Branagh as Olivier and Michelle Williams as the iconic Monroe along with Judi Dench, Julia Ormond, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Dougray Scott and Emma Watson who round out the supporting cast.

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