DVD Review: Crimson Peak

Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak is set in the aftermath of a family tragedy, when a young, aspiring author (Mia Wasikowska) is torn between love for her childhood friend (Charlie Hunnan) and the temptation of a mysteriously seductive outsider (Tom Hiddleston). Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.

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DVD Review: Stoker

Chan-wook Park‘s English language debut, Stoker follows a young girl, India (Mia Wasikowska), whose Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), comes to live with her and her unstable mother (Nicole Kidman) after the death of her father. Not knowing her Uncle even existed beforehand, India soon comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man, as his ulterior motives start to become clearer. Instead of feeling outrage or horror, however, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

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A Series Of Sinister Snaps From ‘Stoker’

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Fox Searchlight has released a batch of new images for director Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut, Stoker, this month.

With an interesting and somewhat promising leading trio, the film tells the story of a young girl, India (Mia Wasikowska), whose Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) comes to live with her and her unstable mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman) after her father dies in a car accident.

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DVD Review: Lawless

An adaptation of Matt Bondurant‘s 2008 novel The Wettest County in the World and directed by John Hillcoat, Lawless follows these three brothers – Forrest (Tom Hardy), Jack (Shia LaBeouf) and Howard (Jason Clarke) – who, in a Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia, find their bootlegging business under threat by a new deputy (Guy Pearce) and other authorities who want a cut of their profits.

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Two New Creepy Trailers For ‘Stoker’

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This week we have the first look at Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut, Stoker, which has its first US and a UK trailer.

With a pretty interesting leading trio, the film tells the story of a young girl, India (Mia Wasikowska), whose Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) comes to live with her and her unstable mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman) after her father dies in a car accident.

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Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf & Jason Clarke Look ‘Lawless’ In New Picture

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The first image of Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke as the three brothers in John Hillcoat‘s gangster drama Lawless have been released this week, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

Formerly known as The Wettest County, and not to be confused with Terrence Mallick’s upcoming previously titled Lawless, the film is an adaptation of the 2008 historical novel The Wettest County in the World written by Matt Bondurant. With screenplay by Nick Cave, the film follows these three brothers who find their bootlegging business under threat in a Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia.

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Trailer For ‘Albert Nobbs’ Starring Glenn Close as a Cross-Dresser

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Directed by Rodrigo García (Mother and Child), Irish drama Albert Nobbs already has a US deal and has this week been given an official trailer.

The film tells the compelling and inspirational tale of a struggling woman living in 19th century Ireland, played by Glenn Close (TV’s The Shield), who has to pose as a man to work as a butler in Dublin’s most prestige hotel. Some thirty years after having to hide her true form to maintain any independence, she looks to escape the lie that she has been living after meeting a handsome painter.

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Film Review: Jane Eyre

Directed by Cary Fukunaga and based on Charlotte Brontë‘s 1847 novel of the same name, Jane Eyre follows 18-year-old Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) who, after being shipped off to a stark boarding school, later finds work as a governess for the ward of Edward Fairfax Rochester (Michael Fassbender), master of Thornfield Hall. As she begins to soften the heart of her employer, Jane soon discovers a scandalous secret and takes flight.

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