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Who is Amy Shiels from Twin Peaks: The Return?

For the past year, Amy Shiels has been sworn to secrecy over the identity of her character in the third season of David Lynch’s murder-mystery soap opera Twin Peaks. But while her character has been shrouded in mystery, Amy’s own background is more clear. Amy was born in 1991 in Malahide, Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland. She grew up caring for neglected horses and as a child, and later won a small part in the 2003 film Veronica Guerin starring Kate Blanchet. The youngest of seven children, Shiels used acting as an escape from the misery of schoolyard bullies,...read more
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Brooklyn movie review: across the ocean to find yourself

Beautifully portrays a very universal experience — not only of immigration but of growing up — via an elegantly nuanced performance by Saoirse Ronan. I’m “biast” (pro): love Saoirse Ronan

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

In 2011, I moved from New York to London. I can make free video phone calls to my friends and family, and I can be home in a few hours; planes go back and forth between the two cities with the regularity and frequency of a bus schedule (if, alas, for quite a bit more than bus fare). But still: it was hard. It remains an emotional challenge to be separated from people I love back home even as I get more and more emotionally connected to a new home.

So I cannot even imagine what it must have
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The Problem With Multiple Oscar-Worthy Performances for Cate Blanchett

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

Cate Blanchett is no stranger to the Oscars. The Australian-born actress has two statues already, as well as three other nominations, and is hoping to add to that award season resume this year with buzz surrounding both Carol, a 1950’s-set period drama about a lesbian relationship between a department store clerk (Rooney Mara) and her relationship with a married woman (Blanchett), and Truth, the story of Dan Rather‘s (Robert Redford) dismissal from CBS’ 60 Minutes following investigations into president George W. Bush‘s military service.

Though she plays the titular character in Carol, the argument could be made that Blanchett was more of a supporting player, as Mara actually has more screen time and even beat out Blanchett for the best actress award at Cannes earlier this year. Truth, however, is Blanchett’s film and she could possibly push to get nominated for the lead
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Katherine Heigl and Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel get married in Jenny's Wedding teaser

Katherine Heigl and Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel get married in Jenny's Wedding teaser
Katherine Heigl and Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel try to win their families over to supporting same-sex marriage in the trailer for Jenny's Wedding.

The comedy - which was partially funded by an Indiegogo campaign - tells the emotional story of a young woman named Jenny (Heigl) coming out to her parents.

Katherine Heigl on being a late bloomer: "I fasted for big boobs"

The cast of Gilmore Girls reunite at the Atx Television Festiva

The straight-laced family have difficulty accepting their daughter's love for another woman, and a rift grows when Jenny announces plans to marry.

Cast as Jenny's disapproving parents are Primetime Emmy Award winner Tom Wilkinson and Tony nominee Linda Emond.

A new trailer for the family drama was released less than a week after a historic Us Supreme Court ruling upheld the legality of same-sex marriage.

This gripping portrayal of a same-sex couple was written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue,
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Watch: Katherine Heigl Marries Alexis Bledel In Trailer For 'Jenny's Wedding'

Last week, #lovewins was the hashtag heard around the world when the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage was a Constitutional right. And the timing couldn't be better for "Jenny's Wedding," which takes on the topic head on and a new trailer has landed for the film. Written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue (who also penned "Beaches," "White Oleander," and "Veronica Guerin"), and starring Katherine Heigl, Alexis Bledel, Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond, and Grace Gummer, the story follows Jenny, who comes out of the closet to her family and announces that she will be marrying her partner Kitty, and must deal with consequences of disappointment and surprises that follow. The dramedy doesn't feel particularly groundbreaking in a narrative sense, but the emotions ring true, and the cast looks pretty solid all around. A simple story, well told and with a bit of heart looks to be goal and "Jenny's Wedding" aims to hit it.
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Cate Blanchett Covers "Porter"

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Sneak Peek new images of Australian actress Cate Blanchett ("The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies") in the November 2014 issue of "Porter Magazine", photographed by Ryan McGinley:

Blanchett has won two 'Academy Awards', three 'Screen Actors Guild Awards', three 'Golden Globe Awards' and three 'BAFTA Awards'.

She was also appointed 'Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters' by the French government in 2012.

Blanchett first gained international attention for her role as 'Elizabeth I of England' in director Shekhar Kapur's 1998 film "Elizabeth", followed by her portrayal of 'Katharine Hepburn' in Martin Scorsese's 2004 film, "The Aviator".

In 2013, she starred as 'Jasmine Francis' in director Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine".

Blanchett's other notable films include "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999), Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001–03) and "The Hobbit" trilogy (2012–14), "Veronica Guerin" (2003), "Babel" (2006), "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008), and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Galway Film Fleadh unveils line-up

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Galway Film Fleadh unveils line-up
Irish film festival will feature a spotlight on new Canadian cinema and an interview with actress Brenda Fricker.

The Galway Film Fleadh (July 8-13) has unveiled its full programme for its 2014 edition.

The festival will host premieres including Get Up and Go, a comedy-drama set over 24 hours in bohemian Dublin; Niall Heery’s family comedy Gold starringDavid Wilmot, James Nesbitt and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Wiiliams; Jake Paltrow’s sci-fi drama Young Ones, an Irish/Us co-pro starring Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult; and documentary I Used to Live Here, about the phenomenon of cluster suicides.

Other documentaries in the line-up include Brave Miss World, the story of former Miss World and rape survivor Linor Abargil; and New Boobs, about preventative mastectomy.

A spotlight on new Canadian cinema will feature screenings of titles such as Watermark, Our Man in Tehran and Lunarcy! in addition to showcasing award-winning films such as The Auction, Maïna, [link
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Prime suspect in murder of Irish journalist Veronica Guerin is shot

Drug trafficker John Gilligan in hospital after gun attack

One or Ireland's most notorious drug traffickers and the chief suspect in the murder of the journalist Veronica Guerin was in hospital on Saturday night after being shot twice in a gun attack while at a Christening party.

John Gilligan hid in a downstairs toilet after two masked men broke into the home and opened fire. The 61-year-old was hit in the leg and arm while attending what was believed to be a family celebration at his brother's house in Clondalkin, on the outskirts of Dublin. Police described the attack as an attempted murder.

Gilligan was released in October last year after serving 12 years of a 20-year term for masterminding a major operation to traffic cannabis into Ireland. It is understood that he had recently been warned about threats to his life and was reportedly targeted in an attempted attack in
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Katherine Heigl And Tom Wilkinson To Star In Jenny’S Wedding

Katherine Heigl, Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond and Grace Gummer will star in Jenny’S Wedding, written and to be directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue (Beaches).

The film is set to start shooting on October 28.

Jenny’S Wedding revolves around Jenny (Heigl) who causes a massive sea-change in the lives of her closely knit, highly conventional family when she finally decides to marry. A pretty and engaging woman, everyone is baffled by Jenny’s lack of a love-life, and her parents (Wilkinson, Emond) particularly have been anxious for her to settle down, but when the announcement comes that she is finally going to wed, her choice of partner tears the family apart. In order to reconnect, everyone including Jenny, must reinvent themselves.

The announcement was made today by producers Donoghue, Gail Levin and Mm ProductionsMichelle Manning.

Mary Agnes Donoghue’s writing credits include The Buddy System, starring Richard Dreyfus and Susan Sarandon,
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Why Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney Cutting Ties is Fantastic News for Movie Fans

  • HeyUGuys
For years I’ve been attempting to write a piece entitled ‘Why Jerry Bruckheimer needs to Ditch Disney’ but it’s never come off. I’m not entirely sure why I never managed to write anything on the subject but now news breaks that Disney and Bruckheimer Films will be parting ways at the end of 2014, it seems like the perfect time to write my reasons for why I think the main man Jerry needs to break free from The Mouse House.

Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott

Disney and Bruckheimer Films first got together back in the 1990s with movies including The Ref, Con Air, Armageddon, Enemy of the State, Gone in 60 Seconds, Coyote Ugly, Pearl Harbor, Bad Company, Veronica Guerin, King Arthur, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Déjà Vu which all fell under the Touchstone Pictures label which is owned by Disney. Because of the success of Touchstone,
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Rated: Blue Jasmine - Cate Blanchett Is Oscar Worthy In Woody Allen’s Latest Film

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Blue Jasmine may bring another Gold Statue to the talented Cate Blanchett, who gives a performance almost certain to put her on the list of Best Actress nominees for 2013. Come inside to check out our thoughts on Woody Allen's latest film!

Written & Directed by Woody Allen

Cast: Cate Blanchett as Jasmine, Sally Hawkins as Ginger, Alec Baldwin as Hal, Peter Sarsgaard as Dwight

Cate Blanchett (Elisabeth, Veronica Guerin, Hanna, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, I’m Not There, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) has previously won an Oscar for her portrayal of Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator. Buzz is already building for her second, and it’s well deserved. She carries the entire film and lifts it above the limitations of the material.

Woody Allen’s 44th movie seems partly inspired by the classic A Streetcar Named Desire, with Blanchett as a surrogate for Blanche DuBois, Sally Hawkins as a Stella-type,
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Infographic: The Accent Spectrum of Colin Farrell

Ignoring the fact that Colin Farrell's name sounds just about as Irish as it gets, there's still a shred of possibility that the southern drawl he spits as Jesse James throughout "American Outlaws" actually fooled a few theatergoers into thinking that this bushy-eyebrowed ladykiller was actually born a stars n' stripes yankee.

Let's face it: Farrell -- who currently stars in the new crime thriller "Dead Man Down" -- is a verbal chameleon, a man who has effortlessly toggled the fader on his pipes between his real Dublin-derived brogue and a convincing down-home All-American inflection throughout his two-decade-long career. Practically every role he's taken on has fit somewhere between those two points, but you'd have to subject yourself to a full-on Farrell filmography marathon to know just where each film ranks within his verbal spectrum. Accent charting clearly can't be accomplished overnight, especially when Colin Farrell is involved.

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Notes for Charlize Theron: What are the challenges to making a journalist biopic?

Notes for Charlize Theron: What are the challenges to making a journalist biopic?
The lives of war correspondents are ripe with both lulls and action, and they’ve been translated, both truthfully and stuffed full of fiction, onto film for decades.

Charlize Theron is in talks to co-produce a biopic of slain war reporter Marie Colvin, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story is based on the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War” optioned by producer Basil Iwanyk and Thunder Road’s Peter Lawson. Theron would not only be taking on the challenge of representing a real-life journalist in a believable yet cinematic way, but a female journalist, which brings added complexities.
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Disney’s The Lone Ranger Finally Begins Principal Photography

After false starts, constant delays, and even having the plug pulled completely at one point, we finally have confirmation from Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer that The Lone Ranger has begun principal photography. Here is the lengthy press release giving details of all cast and crew that will be involved in bringing the fictional western icon and his trusted sidekick Tonto, to the big-screen.

Production has commenced on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure “The Lone Ranger.” The film reunites the filmmaking team of the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” blockbusters—producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski—with Johnny Depp, who created Captain Jack Sparrow in his iconic, Academy Award®-nominated performance and contributed the voice of the title character of Verbinski’s Academy Award-winning “Rango.”

Depp plays spirit warrior Tonto in “The Lone Ranger,” with Armie Hammer (“The Social Network,
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The Lone Ranger Officially Goes into Production

Disney's biggest gamble of 2013, Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, has officially gone into production. There was a point I didn't think this movie would actually happen, but here it is. Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer will lead the pack of actors into the wild west.

The reason I say this movie is a gamble is because Disney is spending $216 million dollars to make the movie, and no Western in the history of cinema has ever made that much money. The highest grossing western of all time is Dances With Wolves, and that only brought in $184 million. I can't believe Disney is pumping this kind of money into a western, because I don't think it's going to make that kind of money back in theaters. Hell, Favreau's Cowboy & Aliens only made a little over $100 million and that mixed both sci-fi and western elements! That should have been a blockbuster, and it wasn't.
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Production Finally Begins on Disney’s The Lone Ranger

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Burbank, Calif. (February 28, 2012) — Production has commenced on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure “The Lone Ranger.” The film reunites the filmmaking team of the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” blockbusters—producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski—with Johnny Depp, who created Captain Jack Sparrow in his iconic, Academy Award®-nominated performance and contributed the voice of the title character of Verbinski’s Academy Award-winning “Rango.”

Depp plays spirit warrior Tonto in “The Lone Ranger,” with Armie Hammer (“The Social Network,” “J. Edgar”) starring in the title role. Depp and Hammer are joined by a prestigious international cast which includes Tom Wilkinson, two-time Academy Award nominee (“Michael Clayton,” “In the Bedroom”) and Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner (“John Adams”); William Fichtner (Jerry Bruckheimer’s productions of “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Black Hawk Down”); Emmy Award-winner Barry Pepper (TV’s “The Kennedys,
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Johnny Depp Begins Filming The Lone Ranger

Burbank, Calif. (February 28, 2012) — Production has commenced on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure “The Lone Ranger.” The film reunites the filmmaking team of the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” blockbusters—producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski—with Johnny Depp, who created Captain Jack Sparrow in his iconic, Academy Award®-nominated performance and contributed the voice of the title character of Verbinski’s Academy Award-winning “Rango.”

Depp plays spirit warrior Tonto in “The Lone Ranger,” with Armie Hammer (“The Social Network,” “J. Edgar”) starring in the title role. Depp and Hammer are joined by a prestigious international cast which includes Tom Wilkinson, two-time Academy Award nominee (“Michael Clayton,” “In the Bedroom”) and Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner (“John Adams”); William Fichtner (Jerry Bruckheimer’s productions of “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Black Hawk Down”); Emmy Award-winner Barry Pepper (TV’s “The Kennedys,
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The Lone Ranger Begins Production in New Mexico

The Lone Ranger Begins Production in New Mexico
Production has commenced on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' epic adventure The Lone Ranger. The film reunites the filmmaking team of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean blockbusters - producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski - with Johnny Depp, who created Captain Jack Sparrow in his iconic, Academy Award-nominated performance and contributed the voice of the title character of Verbinski's Academy Award-winning Rango.

Depp plays spirit warrior Tonto in The Lone Ranger, with Armie Hammer (The Social Network, J. Edgar) starring in the title role. Depp and Hammer are joined by a prestigious international cast which includes Tom Wilkinson, two-time Academy Award nominee (Michael Clayton, In the Bedroom) and Golden Globe and Emmy winner (John Adams); William Fichtner (Jerry Bruckheimer's productions of Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down); Emmy Award-winner Barry Pepper (TV's The Kennedys, True Grit,
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The Lone Ranger Finally Heads into Production

  • HeyUGuys
After a rather bumpy road to get there, we’ve just been informed by Disney that their new joint venture with Jerry BruckheimerThe Lone Ranger’ has gone into production today. The movie is set to be directed by Gore Verbinski and stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale and Helena Bonham Carter.

The script is penned by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Eric Aronson and Justin Haythe.

More as we get it but the full info is below for your viewing pleasure. Excited to see this one but that’s probably just because it’s a ‘Jerry’ movie. Please let it be better than Prince of Persia and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice!

Official press release below.

Disney And Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Epic Adventure “The Lone Ranger” Begins Production

Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and International Cast Star in Thrilling
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Graham Cantwell's 'Anton' gets UK DVD release as 'Trapped'

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The Ifta nominated feature film 'Anton' has been released for rental under its international title 'Trapped' in the UK and Ireland. Released through High Fliers Films, the film will be available to buy in January 2012. The 2008 thriller, directed by Graham Cantwell (The Callback Queen), stars Gerard McSorley (Veronica Guerin), Anthony Fox (The General) and Laura Way (The Silence) and is produced by Patrick Clarke (Beyond the Pale) and Anthony Fox.
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