Ocean’s 8 Trailer is here!

Warner Brothers has released the brand new trailer for Ocean’s 8 and we have it for you below!

The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when a group of 8 plan and execute a heist in New York. The film stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Awkwafina.

OCEAN’S 8 is in theaters June 8th, 2018.

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 review: ‘MANIFESTO’ is life giving art.

Originally a stage experience in which 13 vignettes play simultaneously, Manifesto the film is another vehicle for Cate Blanchett to be Cate Blanchett being awesome. Performing words from the likes of Karl Marx, Freidrich Engel, and Jim Jarmusch, the film begs the question, ‘What is art?’ from every angle possible. Blanchett is a masterclass, playing each of the 13 characters completely differently and with precision, humor, and honesty worthy of a nomination for each. This film is most definitely not for everyone. It is highly stylistic and gorgeously shot. While it is up to the audience to decide whether there is an actual plot line, it’s more about the interpretation of the words and the specific decisions director Julian Rosefeldt and Blanchett have made as a team. The transitions from “scene” to scene are just as striking as the bold costume and makeup choices. One cannot help but be fully engrossed in every word and chosen movement, by both the camera and our leading lady. Defying gender, class, or form, Manifesto will challenge your mind and capture your imagination.


CAST & CREDITS
  • Director:
    Julian Rosefeldt
  • Screenwriter:
    Julian Rosefeldt
  • Director of Photography:
    Christoph Krauss
  • Makeup:
    Morag Ross
  • Costume Designer:
    Bina Daigeler
  • Editor:
    Bobby Good
  • Sound:
    David Hilgers, Fabian Schmidt, Markus Stemler, Tschangis Chahrokh
  • Production Designer:
    Erwin Prib
  • Executive Producer:
    Wassili Zygouris, Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald
  • Producer:
    Julian Rosefeldt
  • Hair Stylist Designer:
    Massimo Gattabrusi
  • Post Production Supervisor:
    Jan Schöningh
  • Cast Member:
    Cate Blanchett

First Trailer for Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups’ Arrives

397D1BB0-6CEF-482F-BDAE-4EEB80F26EF5Broad Green Pictures has released the first trailer for Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman and we have it for you below!

The film also stars Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Freida Pinto, Cherry Jones, Joe Manganiello, Haley Bennett, Imogen Poots, Ryan O’Neal, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Shea Whigham, Jocelin Donahue, Sergey Bodrov, Nick Offerman, Ben Kingsley, and Thomas Lennon.

Knight of Cups arrives in theaters March 4, 2016

‘CAROL’ comes to life on the silver screen today. Here are a few reasons why we think it shouldn’t be missed.

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As one of the most anticipated films of this year’s New York Film Festival, CAROL most certainly blew everyone’s expectations out of the water. Here are just a few reasons why we adore this elegant film…Carol still Cate and RooneyThe Plot:

 In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light.

ROONEY MARA and CATE BLANCHETT star in CAROL

ROONEY MARA and CATE BLANCHETT star in CAROL

The Cinematography:

Edward Lachman is a genius behind the camera. Having worked hand in hand with Director Todd Haynes on Far From Heaven in 2002, his visual landscape for Carol is unmatched. Shot in 16mm, perfectly framed, with delicate but specific shots through windows and the focus on the color of crimson and corals, make this a true feast for the eyes.

You can watch Ed discuss his experience in an interview from NYFF53 here.Carol still Kyle Chandler

The Performances:

We’re not shy about our love for Cate Blanchett, nor is The Academy. In truth, there is not a single loose thread in the casting of this film. In the film’s press conference this week, you could see and hear the passion the entire cast held for the project and the respect they had for Phyllis Nagy‘s immaculate adaptation. This is not a story about a lesbian couple, this is a story of two people falling in love. The effortless nature of Blanchett, Mara, Chandler, Paulson, and Lacy as an ensemble evokes the kind of emotion so rarely experienced in the cinema these days. Both Cate and Rooney landed on my Top Female Performances of NYFF53 list. Lacy’s boyish charm and naivete bound off the screen. Chandler’s masculinity and energy are a powerful match for both the period and Blanchett. And as for Sarah Paulson (my favorite player in American Horror Story, every season), well, I wanted to put her in my pocket and place her in every film from here on out. It’s the kind of presence that should not be overlooked, ever. These actors are extraordinarily great at their jobs. There is no doubt about it, CAROL is a timeless film.

(L-R) KYLE CHANDLER and CATE BLANCHETT star in CAROL

(L-R) KYLE CHANDLER and CATE BLANCHETT star in CAROL

For a mere taste of what you’re in for, here is the trailer:

CAROL– Opening In Limited Theaters November 20, 2015

Rated R | Runtime 118 minutes

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Carol still Todd Haynes and Cate Blachett

 

New York Film Festival Review: The gorgeous ‘Carol’ with Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara

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ROONEY MARA and CATE BLANCHETT star in CAROL

ROONEY MARA and CATE BLANCHETT star in CAROL

Not once salacious, Todd HaynesCarol is a subtle and elegant telling of a romance between two women in the 1950s. Cate Blanchett is the title character and Rooney Mara is the young woman smitten by her. Their affair is brief but not without it’s repercussions.

Todd Haynes knows a little something about 1950s style from Far From Heaven and the mini-series, Mildred Pierce. He captures this era with incredible detail in everything from the costumes to set design to the color coming across on screen. Blanchett’s outfits are absolutely stunning and they convey the level of sophistication of her character.

As for cinematography, all I can say is, WOW. There are so many allusions to hiding and the Liz pointed out the use of windows is especially worth noting. It’s almost as if the film was shot for black and white, but it’s in color. The framing of each scene is focused, yet reveals so much of the story.

Now for the story. While I did appreciate the style, the story was really flat and underwhelming. There’s barely any idea of the affair being forbidden and no one seems to pretend it’s not what it clearly is. Perhaps it’s just hard to think of an affair between two women as an outlandish idea anymore. On one side, I really appreciated this about it, but on another, it really loses something by not illustrating how much of a big deal it was.

Blanchett melts into Carol, but I had a hard time with Rooney as the love interest. That deer-in-headlights look only goes so far. Kyle Chandler was impressive as Carol’s husband evoking a desperation that’s completely transparent.

It may not be the Oscar contender for Best Picture, but certainly could get a nomination for Costume Design. Standby tickets available for tonight’s screening at Lincoln Center.

Battle of The Actors Round 3 Match-Ups! Actress Round of Sweet 16!

Untitled-1Last Week, Marlon Brando, Daniel Day-Lewis, Kevin Spacey and Michael Fassbender moved on to the round of 8 along with Robert Downey Jr who beat Robin Williams to advance. This week is the women’s match of the Sweet 16! Let’s get it on!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket- Julia Roberts vs Melissa McCarthy

  • Julia Roberts (68%, 19 Votes)
  • Melissa McCarthy (32%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Cate Blanchett vs Amy Adams

  • Amy Adams (52%, 15 Votes)
  • Cate Blanchett (48%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz's Bracket: Robin Wright vs Emily Blunt

  • Emily Blunt (76%, 22 Votes)
  • Robin Wright (24%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Melissa’s Bracket:

Melissa's Bracket- Helen Mirren vs Julianne Moore

  • Helen Mirren (59%, 17 Votes)
  • Julianne Moore (41%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael's Bracket- Charlize Theron vs Judi Dench

  • Charlize Theron (61%, 19 Votes)
  • Judi Dench (39%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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Battle of The Actors Round 2 Match-Ups! Actresses!

Untitled-1Last Week Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey and Michael Fassbender moved on with Robert Downey Jr defeating Brad Pitt in the bonus bracket…This week, round 2 begins for the ladies!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket- Julia Roberts vs Sarah Jessica Parker

  • Julia Roberts (84%, 21 Votes)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (16%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Cate Blanchett vs Elizabeth Taylor

  • Cate Blanchett (77%, 17 Votes)
  • Elizabeth Taylor (23%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz's Bracket: Robin Wright vs Vera Farmiga

  • Robin Wright (64%, 14 Votes)
  • Vera Farmiga (36%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Melissas’ Bracket:

Melissa's Bracket- Frances McDormand vs Helen Mirren

  • Helen Mirren (71%, 15 Votes)
  • Frances McDormand (29%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael's Bracket- Anne Hathaway vs Charlize Theron

  • Charlize Theron (63%, 15 Votes)
  • Anne Hathaway (38%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Battle of The Actors Round 1 Matchups Part 4!

Untitled-1Christopher Lee, Sir Patrick Stewart, Edward Norton and Daniel Day-Lewis moved on in the brackets and Brad Pitt beat Matthew Mcconaughey in the bonus matchup! This weeks matchups we switch gears and return to the gals…actress showdown! Let’s get it on!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket- Madonna vs Julia Roberts

  • Julia Roberts (83%, 25 Votes)
  • Madonna (17%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Cate Blanchett vs Kate Winslet

  • Cate Blanchett (59%, 16 Votes)
  • Kate Winslet (41%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz’s Bracket: Laura Dern vs Robin Wright

  • Robin Wright (61%, 17 Votes)
  • Laura Dern (39%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Melissas’ Bracket:

Melissas’ Bracket: Saoirse Ronan vs Frances McDormand

  • Frances McDormand (70%, 19 Votes)
  • Saoirse Ronan (30%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael’s Bracket: Jennifer Lawrence vs Judi Dench

  • Judi Dench (52%, 16 Votes)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (48%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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New Trailer: The Colorful & Imaginative ‘Cinderella’

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The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Read More →

Michael’s Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’- Back to Middle Earth One Last Time

the-hobbit-the-battle-of-the-five-armies-poster1Peter Jackson faced some staunch criticism from fans when he announced he was splitting his announced Hobbit adaptation into a trilogy. Many cited the sheer size of the book as a cause for concern but the underlying belief was that the move looked more like a cash grab for the studio who were facing their final trip to Middle Earth. The Battle Of The Five Armies posed the biggest challenge for Jackson simply because of the subject of the film was presented to readers as a footnote that takes places place after the story (The story was published in the back of The Return of the King), but Jackson has put all the speculation to rest and released his best film in the Hobbit trilogy. Read More →

New Trailer & Photos For Live-Action ‘Cinderella’ Is Just As Magical As You Want It To Be – Cate Blanchett as the Stepmother!

Cin_1-Sht_v10_LgThe payoff poster, featuring Lily James as Cinderella, was photographed by Annie Leibovitz exclusively for the film’s campaign. Additional photos by Annie Leibovitz featuring the cast from the film can be seen in the costume feature of Vogue magazine’s December issue, on stands now. Beauty is never skin deep. It is always beyond how you just look. It is more about how you feel about yourself. Often, women find themselves struggling to remember to do something just for them. We all need reminders that there is more to us than we show to the people around us. At XO Boudoir, They will help you believe again in your beauty. May may need just a little boost of confidence and boldness! For stunning boudoir photography visit to XO Boudoir. Read More →