Peter Rabbit ⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: PG for rude humor and cartoon violence. The animation in this new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s books is top-notch, but the gentle spirit of the source material is subsumed into a chaotic, violent mayhem, manically soundtracked to the day’s hits. Will Gluck directed and co-wrote with Rob Lieber this adaptation of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” the story of naughty rabbit Peter (James Corden), who can’t help but snack from Mr. McGregor’s garden.This version ups the ante significantly in the Garden Wars, especially when Mr. McGregor (Sam Neill) dies, and his fastidious nephew Thomas (Domhnall Gleeson) comes to Windermere. Thomas, hoping to sell off his uncle’s property, finds that the “vermin” have moved in. The photorealistic animation is truly breathtaking, especially in the first few moments of the film. The rabbits are extraordinarily lifelike, with their individual … [Read more...] about Movie reviews in brief: ‘Peter Rabbit,’ ‘Fifty Shades Freed’
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Mary Steenburgen set out cheeses and blackberries. Her husband, fellow actor Ted Danson, left a bit ago, and the garden was quiet in a morning cool that reached up from the ocean near their glass house in Santa Monica, Calif. The Arkansas native has been a recurring whisper through our lives for decades, an intuitive comedic presence who is at once innocent and knowing, inured and rebellious, a woman who can see a dream dying but not be broken. Her middle-class upbringing, with its churchgoing and Southern sensibilities, has lent an American aesthetic to her acting and her life. “Mary’s the glue that holds us together,” said Will Forte, creator and star of the TV comedy “The Last Man on Earth,” in which Steenburgen plays a chef navigating life after the apocalypse. Before she won a supporting actress Oscar in 1981 for her portrayal of Lynda Dummar, a flighty if resilient stripper in “Melvin and Howard,” she waited tables in a New York … [Read more...] about Mary Steenburgen offers mix of sweet and sinister
"I'm pretty fatalistic about this industry," says the actress Emilia Clarke — who is best known as one of the most fascinating and beloved characters in TV history, Game of Thrones' Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, rightful heir to the Iron Throne, rightful Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains — as we sit down at the offices of The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of THR's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. "I think that what's doing so good today maybe isn't gonna do so good tomorrow, so why not grab it with both hands and live it?" That outlook explains why the 31-year-old — who has been starring on HBO's massively acclaimed fantasy drama series since its debut in 2011, and received best supporting actress in a drama series Emmy nominations in 2013, 2015 and 2016 and Critics’ Choice nominations in 2013 and 2016 — pushes … [Read more...] about ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Emilia Clarke (‘Game of Thrones’ & ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’)
12 minutes ago Fifty Shades Freed is certainly a movie that paid attention to the details. From filming in Europe to the intense process of putting together a wedding dress, the third and final movie in E.L. James' trilogy went all out when it came to getting Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey's final journeys right. One of the people who was integral to that process was costume designer Shay Cunliffe, and the woman in charge of Ana and Christian's sexiest looks recently spoke to CinemaBlend ahead of the film's Blu-ray release to talk all the intricate details, including why Dakota Johnson wears a corset. According to Cunliffe, The undergarments in all three of the Fifty Shades movies is an important part of each movie (as well as the books). Sometimes the costumes make for interesting sex play, sometimes the underwear is something Dakota Johnson wears as armor --such as when she was arguing in the closet with Christian in Fifty Shades Freed -- and sometimes, the costumes helped … [Read more...] about Why Fifty Shades Freed’s Dakota Johnson Wears A Corset In That Important Red Room Scene
Louis Walsh could become a big movie star if his new film role is a success. By JJ Anisiobi Thursday, October 19, 2017 X Factor judge Louis Walsh is moving on from the show to start a Hollywood career [ITV] X Factor judge Louis Walsh is often lampooned for his funny remarks and hilarious comments on the ITV talent show, but he could have a new career waiting for him in Hollywood. The former manager of Westlife is stepping out of Simon Cowell's shadow to narrate a new film in aid of canines called In Merry Woofmas. The star of the movie, Pyrenean Sheepdog Holly, is hoping for one present and one present only – she wants a big, juicy bone under the Christmas tree. Holly, the Pyrenean Sheepdog, just wants a big fat juicy bone for Christmas in Merry Woofmas, the first Christmas film made for dogs and … [Read more...] about The judge has stepped away from X Factor to launch a movie career.