Sienna Miller

Warner Bros.

Clint Eastwood pumps out movies like he works on an assembly line. He moves so fast that he had two films hit theaters in 2014, but while there’s nothing wrong with a workmanlike approach to film making — especially if there’s some obvious passion in the final product — the working man is going to have some off days from time to time. Unfortunately, American Sniper was made on one of those days. The clunky bio pic has a strong performance from Bradley Cooper, but even he can’t make up for this misguided and underwhelming effort. Based on the late Chris Kyle‘s life and autobiography, American Sniper shows Kyle’s (Cooper) life as a son, husband, father, and, most famously, America’s deadliest sniper. Screenwriter Jason Hall (Paranoia) has written less of a film about Kyle than a series of CliffsNotes. The film opens with Kyle questioning whether he should shoot a suspicious mother and child in Iraq, and the way this predicament plays out is shown over the course of the film. Then the film cuts to his childhood, where we see Kyle’s religious father teaching him how to shoot and telling him about the evils of the world. We see how this sticks with Kyle, but it’s not terribly vital to the film or the character. That trend repeats throughout as we wonder why Eastwood and Hall have made certain choices at the detriment of the film’s potential drama. We see why Kyle enlisted, how he met his wife Taya (Sienna Miller), and spend time on his days as […]

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Director Bennett Miller‘s passion project follow-up to his smash hit Moneyball continues to take shape with the protracted roll-out of his final casting decisions. Deadline Hollywood reports that Sienna Miller is now set to play Nancy Schultz in Foxcatcher, based on the wrenching and bizarre story of the murder of Olympic wrestler (and Nancy’s husband) Dave Schultz. Mark Ruffalo has been attached to the Schultz role since April, along with the rest of an impressive cast that also includes Steve Carell and Channing Tatum. Miller has been trying to get the film made for years, so it’s heartening that he’s finally been able to compile such a talented line-up to tell the tale of the tragically murdered Schultz. And what a tale it is.

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The girl in The Girl  is Tippi Hedren as played by Sienna Miller, and the first teaser trailer for the HBO Films project which premieres on October 20th uses a familiar rhyme scheme in order to haunt. Of course, it helps that the limerick is spoken by Toby Jones deep-voicing his way through Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic drawl. It’s a goose bump machine which hints at Hitch as the villain. Nevertheless, it’s interesting to see a real-life story told with a bit of melodrama and framed in the same genre that Hitchcock worked best in. Hedren, like the young girl in the limerick, sounds like she’s knowingly in for some psychological torture, and anyone who knows the history of the production (or Hedren’s views on Hitchcock following it) are probably going to see hell by way of a movie set. Check the teaser trailer out for yourself:

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Sienna Miller had some funny comments about her involvement in the filmic abortion that was G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra while talking with Time Out Magazine. When asked about the film she said, “It was what it was, but I compromised my own values to a certain degree and I didn’t feel good about that.” She makes it sound like she was tricked into doing porn at age 18. Yeah, G.I. Joe was a soulless attempt at cashing in on brand recognition and not much of a movie, but was the experience really that bad? She explains her regrets about taking the role further, “I’m not very good at fighting. And I’m not very good at guns. And I’m not particularly aggressive. I had to wear sunglasses because every time I shot my gun I would blink. I was completely out of place, like this little midget running round in black leather winning fights, which was just absurd.” “Just absurd” is about the best way I can imagine describing that film. But the lesson has been learned, and instead of giving up on acting, Miller is looking at a role of a completely different bent than playing a gun-toting Baroness. Deadline Sabratha reports that she will begin work with Libyan director Rachid Bouchareb on the film Just Like a Woman. Bouchareb’s last film Above the Law was one of the pictures up for the Best Foreign Language category at this week’s Oscar ceremony, and doesn’t appear to be an […]

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We continue our support of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra by bringing you an inside look at the film’s girl-on-girl action. Yeah, we thought you’d enjoy that…

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The time has come — and in the case of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, seeing it for yourself is half the battle.

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Neil pretty much hit the nail on the head with his review, but we figure ‘G.I. Joe’s’ big enough to warrant an affirmation: Ignore the renewed bad buzz: The movie’s a lot of fun.

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Kevin Carr breaks down the week’s releases, looking at G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Julie & Julia, and A Perfect Getaway.

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Our resident sex columnist is back in the saddle. Woah, not that kind of saddle. And what’s turning her on this week? G. I. Joe. Atta girl!

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Paramount Pictures has released the full press kit for next week’s release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Included in said press kit was 28 high resolution photos from the film and the production.

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Another new trailer for the Paramount Pictures release G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra has hit the ole interwebs today, courtesy of someone who wanted us to see it before it is available in HD from one of the usual sources.

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A new extended TV trailer and several new character posters have begun to emerge today for Paramount’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. And I stand by my assessment that this film could very well turn out to be fun.

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Paramount just released several new G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra images into the wild. You’d think they’d send them out with more protection than electric drills and bad wigs right?

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MTV has debuted a brand new 45-second clip from Paramount’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra this week in anticipation of tonight’s MTV Movie Awards, where an extended clip will be shown alongside clips from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Twilight: New Moon and others.

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The folks at Empire have unleashed the first international poster for Paramount’s upcoming toy line adaptation G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and to say the least it is certainly a tale of two colors.

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I’m still all over the place when it comes to the upcoming big kid action movie G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. Of course, this new trailer isn’t helping me lean one way or another.

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Sienna Miller Fired from Nottingham

It’s rare, but it looks like a leading actress has been fired for being too attractive.

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Actress Sienna Miller had to wear fake breasts for her role in writer-director Stephen Sommers’ upcoming action flick G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.

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When the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas said “Somebody’s boring me. I think it’s me,” he may have just seen The Edge of Love, allegedly based on his own life.

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We have heard very little about this project since last fall, yet this past week has seen an explosion of news — some rumors and some truths — that have begun to bring the other denizens of Nottingham into focus.

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