Paris

The Woman in the Fifth

The basic premise of The Woman in the Fifth is that Ethan Hawke is playing an American writer who moves to Paris and strikes up a romance with a mysterious widow played by Kristin Scott Thomas. After hearing this you probably immediately get visions of the two actors sipping espressos at street side cafes, browsing for books at kiosks set up along the Seine, you know… doing Parisy-type stuff. But The Woman in the Fifth isn’t that sort of movie at all. It’s much darker, and more disturbing. How do I know? Because in the film’s new trailer there’s all sorts of spooky music and Ethan Hawke is talking in Christian Bale’s Batman voice. That’s how.

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Seeing as his latest project, Moonrise Kingdom, has just opened the Cannes Film Festival – mostly to glowing reviews – Wes Anderson is currently the talk of the film world, and Harper’s Bazaar has taken advantage of the exposure to publish a profile of and interview with the quirky director. Time is taken in the sit down to discuss his signature style, both as far as his films go and as far as his wardrobe is concerned, what he hoped to accomplish with Moonrise Kingdom, including his thoughts on young love, and even what his current living situation is. Surprisingly, it was the current living situation part that colored the juiciest bit of the interview. You see, recently Anderson has been splitting his time between living in New York and living in Paris, and it seems his experimentation with a European lifestyle has inspired him so much that he’s going to work it into his next film. When pressed about a follow-up to Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson revealed that he’s halfway finished with a script that he described as being, “a film I want to make in Europe, a Euro movie.”

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Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves taking bloody revenge on the bastards who who acted inappropriately towards his children. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs. This week… Armored, Ninja Assassin, South park and more!

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It’s time now to turn our attention to the fall though, and what’s traditionally known as Awards season, but nestled between the blockbusters of summer and prestige films of fall is a little dumping ground Hollywood calls September…

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