Tag Archive: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

[CAPSULE REVIEW] THE SPECTACULAR NOW is the most refreshing representation of teens in years

Sundance breakout The Spectacular Now might appear to be just another coming-of-age indie on the surface, but this surprisingly unconventional, affecting and authentic portrait of adolescence is in fact the genre’s freshest entry in years. Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber ((500) Days of Summer) and director James Ponsoldt (Smashed) — working from Tim Tharp’s novel — pull off an impressive …

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[WATCH] Quirky first trailer for Roman Coppola’s A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III

Roman Coppola has been occupying his time of late collaborating with Wes Anderson, having co-written The Darjeeling Limited and this year’s Moonrise Kingdom as well as handling second unit direction duties on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (not to mention on films by his famous father Francis and sister Sofia). Now he’s ready to follow-up his 2001 debut CQ with …

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[WATCH] International trailer for A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

A new international poster and trailer hit this week for John Moore’s A Good Day to Die Hard, following on from the recent and rather playful teaser trailer. This time around we get a little more of the story — which seems to be ripped straight out of the ’80s and finds John McClane (Bruce Willis) and son …

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[WATCH] Bruce Willis returns as John McClane in the teaser trailer for A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD: “The 007 of Plainfield, New Jersey”

Ever since the fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise was announced — with uninspiring director John Moore (Max Payne, Behind Enemy Lines) on board — I have been dreading it. Len Wiseman’s Die Hard 4.0 (aka Live Free or Die Hard) was a rather dreadful and preposterous addition to the series which had previously been rooted in more reality-based action, …

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[WATCH] First trailer for SMASHED starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Aaron Paul

A trailer for James Ponsoldt’s alcoholism drama Smashed has finally arrived, which reportedly features a breakout performance from Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) that wowed audiences at Sundance earlier this year. Winstead stars alongside Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as a party-loving married couple whose bond is put to the test when she decides to …

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[WATCH] COST OF LIVING: A great sci-fi short starring Bret Harrison & Brandon Routh

First-time filmmaker BenDavid Grabinski impressed many at last year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas with his attention-grabbing sci-fi short Cost of Living, which has recently surfaced online. Starring Bret Harrison (Reaper, Breaking In) and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) as employees of a shady L.A. company that engineers some sort of weird creatures, the short features some great dialogue and …

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[Watch] Red-Band Trailer for THE THING Prequel

Here’s something that could potentially be fun but is more likely to taint your memory of the original: a prequel of John Carpenter’s classic 1982 sci-fi/horror The Thing is hitting theatres soon. The prequel, directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, is also confusingly titled The Thing. If you haven’t seen the original, go away now and watch it. Seriously, it’s …

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