The Playlist

Keira Knightley Talks "High Energy" Role In 'A Dangerous Method' & Joe Wright's "Theatrical" Take On 'Anna Karenina'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • January 11, 2012 12:01 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
There is nothing about Keira Knightley's performance in David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" that is quiet, demure or understated. But that's by design and with very good reason. She plays Sabina Spielrein in the film, a young woman suffering terribly from hysteria, an illness that makes itself known in a manner that is as obvious as it is uncomfortable (see above). She comes into the care of Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and it isn't long before their doctor/patient relationship becomes something more, and a concern to Jung's friend and colleague Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). As the woman who not only comes between the two legendary doctors, but undergoes a tremendous emotional journey of self-revelation, Knightley pulls off a performance that finds nuance even in its most extreme moments. It required the actress to do some deep research and take a leap of faith in a character that is hard to embrace at first, but whose growth is a reward to watch on screen.

Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Will Hit Theaters On May 25, 2012 In Limited Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • December 16, 2011 1:13 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Well, we haven't heard much about Wes Anderson's latest in the last little while, but it looks like we're going to get a lot more details on "Moonrise Kingdom" as it's arriving in just about five months.

'Young Adult' Star Patton Oswalt Talks Transforming For The Film & How His French Bulldog Helped Get Him The Job

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • December 14, 2011 2:15 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Going into “Young Adult,” Jason Reitman’s new dark comedy, you kind of already have a sensation that Charlize Theron is going to dazzle you as the boozy, emotionally stunted author of a series of young adult novels who returns to her hometown in an effort to woo a former beau.

First Look At Steve Carell & Keira Knightley In 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 17, 2011 5:37 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
What do you do if the world is about to end? If you're Keira Knightley, you grab your vinyl records, hook up with Steve Carrell and hit the road. We can dig that.

Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Patton Oswalt & More Join 'Seeking A Friend At The End Of The World'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • May 18, 2011 9:35 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
This business moves fast. We'd barely finished hitting 'publish' on a post about "Community" star Gillian Jacobs joining the Steve Carell/Keira Knightley comedy-drama "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," and our inbox pinged with a press release from Focus Features, who recently acquired the film. As it turns out, Jacobs wasn't the only actor to come on board the film recently.

Britta For The Win: 'Community''s Gillian Jacobs Joins 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • May 18, 2011 5:26 AM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
Castmate Danny Pudi Will Appear In Seth Rogen/Barbra Streisand Comedy 'My Mother's Curse'Picking the MVP on NBC's excellent sitcom "Community" is a near-impossible task -- the tremendous ensemble cast, which includes Joel McHale, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie and Ken Jeong, turn in top-notch work week on week, and each episode tends to show new strengths for a different character. But if we had to pick a favorite, it would probably be Britta, the politically conscious drop-out played by Gillian Jacobs.

William Petersen, Adam Brody & Rob Corddry Join 'Seeking A Friend At The End Of The World'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • May 4, 2011 12:56 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Most comedians, once they're anointed stars, use their newfound fame to sign on to seemingly dozens of projects, reaching a kind of overexposure in speedy time. After the success of "The 40 Year Old Virgin," it seemed as though Steve Carell was heading that way, with the likes of "Evan Almighty" and "Get Smart," roles that could have been filled by any comic star, clogging up his big screen appearances. But to his credit, now that he's freeing up his schedule by departing "The Office" last week, he's taking on more interesting roles -- the excellent-looking comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love" lands this summer, and he's got more dramatic projects like "Great Hope Springs," opposite Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, and the oddity "Dogs of Babel" on his slate alongside more straightforward fare like "Burt Wonderstone."

Steve Carell & Keira Knightley Will Find Love At 'The End Of The World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 1, 2011 2:46 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
As most movies -- and sometimes real life -- will tell you, love is all about timing. Those infinitesimal choices we make that lead us to running into someone we'll spend the rest of our life or just one night. And sometimes, the timing is just off. You're got a job in another city, or they're graduating and moving back home. Cupid can be a total asshole sometimes, but even he wouldn't be this cruel.

Email Updates

Recent Comments