"I hope it's one of those movies that has a little bit of everything, that doesn't take itself so seriously, has a good time, and has a bit of romance and a bit of mystery, and a lot of fun, and a lot of different characters," The Tourist's Angelina Jolietold The Hollywood Reporter about her new feature with Johnny Depp at the film's NYC premiere. One thing is certain: The story definitely has a lot of style, with Jolie's character Elise Clifton-Ward showcasing every top designer from Cartier to Prada.
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Mark Wahlberg got back into fighting shape -- resurrecting his '90s-era Marky Mark physique -- to portray "Irish" Mickey Ward in director David O. Russell's $70 million biopic about the famed boxer. Christian Bale co-stars as his washed-up half-brother, Dickie Edlund, in a testosterone-charged drama that THR film critic Kirk Honeycutt writes is played for domestic drama about a dysfunctional family that never quite earns your sympathy.
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'Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader'
Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was nominated for a Golden Globe in the best original song category.
"I am absolutely thrilled by this wonderful honor today," Carrie Underwood told THR. "It was such an exciting endeavor to have been asked to create music for the film. I grew up with the books and have been a fan of the earlier two movies. I can't wait for the Golden Globes!"
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Director Julie Taymor not only added a lot of style to her film interpretation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, she also broke new ground by replacing its authoritative male central character, Prospero, with a decididly strong female presence in a role played by Helen Mirren.
"It offers the opportunity for a lot of older women out there to play one of the great Shakespearean roles, which I think is really wonderful," Taymor told THR. "It is Shakespeare, and it's really beautifully done Shakespeare."
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'The Company Men'
Writer-director John Wells' searing depiction of the American workforce couldn't be more timely. The longtime TV writer's first foray into feature films stars Ben Affleck (seen here with co-star Rosemarie DeWitt) as a corporate bigwig struggling to hold on to his job -- and successively his identity and family -- at a time of desperate company downsizing. THR film critic Kirk Honeycutt says of the drama: "American movies rarely catch the American male so nakedly powerless and shattered."