Saoirse Ronan will host the first of three new episodes of Saturday Night Live leading up to the show’s Christmas hiatus. Ronan will host on December 2nd. Musical guests will be U2.
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Production has begun on Mary, Queen of Scots – starring Saoirse Ronan as Mary and Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I. Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne – but Scotland and England fall under the rule of the […]
Wow! I’ve just seen the trailer for Ryan Gosling’s debut as a filmmaker – he writes and directs – and it is something else entirely: eerie, otherworldly, downright strange. In a good way. Nicolas Winding Refn strange – as opposed to Uwe Boll strange. It’s called Lost River (formerly How To Catch a Monster) and is described […]
Sent off to live with family in the English countryside, Daisy finds herself falling for one of her cousins, the sensitive, funny Edmund, but when World War II breaks out she and a female cousin are forcibly separated from the boys and trotted off to a military-type base of some sort – but she won’t […]
While I was never a fan of Stephenie Meyer Twilight Saga, I have to say I admire any author who manages to come out of nowhere and take over the book world. Her follow-up to Twilight was the quiet, self-reflective The Host. It has all the same trappings of her first series – an annoying […]
When you think of the name Joe Wright, you think of period pieces like Atonement and Pride & Prejudice – not action flicks that twist fairytale themes into something the Brothers Grimm would approve of. You certainly wouldn’t expect him to do it so well, either, but Hanna is an absorbing, hugely entertaining movie.
The release of The Lovely Bones – adapted from the novel by Alice Sebold – is one of those instances where I’m glad I haven’t read the book. From everything I’ve heard, the novel is brilliant – something Peter Jackson’s film is not [except for the overabundance of overly vivid color where it shouldn’t be].
When a movie begins with a narrator intoning, “The day the world ended…” you can be sure that there’s a caveat somewhere. With City of Ember that caveat is that a bunch of the best and brightest built an underground city so mankind could live on. An ingenious device was placed in a box that […]