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Win a double pass to Woody Allen’s BLUE JASMINE starring Cate Blanchett

Woody Allen delivers his strongest late-period film with Blue Jasmine, a nuanced and tragicomic tale of a spoiled New York housewife struggling through a financial and personal crisis. Cate Blanchett gives a phenomenal and wrenching performance as the neurotic titular character — an awards certainty at this point — and she is supported by a stellar, …

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[WATCH] First trailer for George Clooney’s THE MONUMENTS MEN starring Matt Damon, Billy Murray, Cate Blanchett & more

George Clooney is taking a decidedly lighter approach with his latest directorial effort, The Monuments Men, following 2011’s admirable and deeply cynical The Ides of March. Adapted from Robert M. Edsel’s book by Clooney and Grant Heslov, the film tells the incredible true story of seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during …

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[WATCH] First trailer for Woody Allen’s BLUE JASMINE starring Cate Blanchett

Like clockwork, Woody Allen is back with his latest annual effort, Blue Jasmine, the follow-up to last year’s disappointing To Rome with Love. Forgoing his recent penchant for European locations in favour of San Francisco this time, the film stars Cate Blanchett as a fashionable New York housewife whose life is thrown into crisis when her husband …

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[REVIEW] THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is an inexplicably long & uneven return to Middle Earth

Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first entry in a new trilogy of films adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved children’s novel The Hobbit, which served as a prelude to the noticeably darker and more complex Lord of the Rings trilogy. Following years of development, lawsuits and delays — resulting in the regretful …

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A second trailer arrived today for part one of Sir Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit — which is now to be a trilogy — in celebration of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ shared birthday (not to mention this week’s 75th anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s celebrated novel). This new trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey showcases a considerably …

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The first trailer has finally arrived for the first film of Peter Jackson’s much-anticipated two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit, ten years after the release of The Fellowship of the Ring. Jackson has had an arduous time bringing the Lord of the Rings prequel to the screen, following complicated rights deals, the financial solvency of MGM, …

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[Review] HANNA

Hanna is the latest film from director Joe Wright, best known for his literary adaptations Pride and Prejudice and Atonement. It’s another departure for Wright, who seems determined to prove he can master more than one genre (after misfiring with 2008’s The Soloist). This time around he attempts an intelligent action-thriller in the vein of Leon: The Professional and The Bourne Identity.