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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Despicable Me: Wickedly good

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani The villainous Felonious Gru unleashes his feminine side in 'Despicable' sequel and disarms Kavita Daswani Goodness gracious me Steve Carell knew the first Despicable Me film had something singular going for it after he witnessed the reaction of an unlikely viewer. "I saw a preview with a friend, a guy in his early 40s- no kids, not the demographic ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    A violent Sin City sequel gives Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller fans what they want

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by James Mottram

    ... with a multitude of nefarious characters, the original Sin City hit a nerve, grossing US$158 million worldwide. "It seemed like every interview I did, that's all anyone ever wanted to talk to me ... the time. You don't know if it's sincere," says Green. "It was a challenge for me to look believable. Do people see that she's lying? It's a very fine line and quite ...

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    Ned Benson's debut films are the same story from different points of view

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by James Mottram

    ... were a lot of other people who were asking me the question, 'Can these two films be one?'" the director says. Sitting with his editor in February, he produced a film about 70 ... Him and Her and Spain is playing all three," Benson says. "I know the US will play all three. It's a conversation we're still having, but for me it's exciting to give ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Into the Storm lacks emotion, but the storm scenes are spectacular

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:11am by Kavita Daswani

    ... of this plays out within the context of lashings of weather-induced mayhem. The visual effects are spectacular, and prompted me to hope that this will be as close as anyone will ever come to seeing ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    The Inquisition: South Korean actor Kang Ha-neul

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:11am by EDMUND LEE

    ... conveys: I find the topic of school bullying both interesting and meaningful, and it's what attracted me to the film. The school bullying in Mourning Grave is perhaps more terrifying than ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Morgan Freeman is often cast as the voice of authority, and 'Lucy' is no different

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:04am by James Mottram

    ... of the brain," he tells me. "But on the other hand, that might not be the truth. The truth may be that we use quite a bit more of the brain than 10 per cent of it." Arguably, you may not need ... which Besson wrote but didn't direct. "I met him [Besson] then and I liked him a lot. And the moviemaking experience just made me like him more. He's really terrific and very easy ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Barbara Wong's Girls shows its female protagonists in a bad light

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:04am by YVONNE TEH

    ... to me at the screening provided audible proof of his heterosexual appeal. Girls has a couple of charming moments, a few funny scenes, and some lines that pack a punch. These include, "If ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's most out-there adventure yet

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:53pm by James Mottram

    ... "It was a really cool transition for me," she says. "My dad has always said 'You don't want to play a Bond girl. You want to play a villain.' Basically, don't ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    The Inquisition: Taiwanese art-house actor Lee Kang-sheng

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... at that time. When we shot Stray Dogs he had also taken on other projects and he was extremely busy. Once he called me in the middle of the night and said he felt really unwell. I had to take him ... I swayed from side to side because it demands good balance. When I was walking in Hong Kong or other Chinese cities, people often showed sympathy for me, or even gave me money. I was quite afraid ...

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    Tilda Swinton plays a vampire in Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by STEPHEN APPLEBAUM

    ... or the outrageous Minister Mason in Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer- disappearing completely. When we meet at the Cannes Film Festival, Swinton tells me that she tries to seek out opportunities ... a real-life Dorian Gray. "I do feel like I have lived for several centuries," she says. "Even if it's short, life's long. So Eve wasn't a stretch for me. But at the same ...




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