Cate Blanchett Reviews, Interviews & More

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Trailer Drags Cate Blanchett into the Family

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How to Train Your Dragon marked the moment that DreamWorks proved that they weren't just going to make pop culture-centric,  in your face nonsense (like that movie that rhymes with dreck), so we're cautiously optimistic about the sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2 -- though we wish it had a better title. The new trailer for the film suggests...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: '12 Years a Slave' and the Aftermath

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Last night ended the Oscar season in perhaps the best way possible. After months of hype, backlash, and then the modest waves of backlash to the backlash, the ceremonies concluded with mostly good choices, which is always (pleasantly) surprising.

The Monuments Men: Movie Review

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The Monuments Men brings together an all-star ensemble and marks George Clooney's fifth turn at directing. It's a fictionalized adaptation of the book about the real life group who went behind enemy lines to rescue world renown art during World War II. It's a story of those who put their lives at risk to preserve the culture of the human race...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Cate Blanchett and the Guilds

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There are some new things to report in the Oscar race, some good, some not so hot. Old wounds have been reopened in the last couple weeks, and a very public family battle that may have sunk an Oscar favorite's chances.

Interview: A Discussion With The Monuments Men

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The cast of The Monuments Men participated in a press conference discussion to talk about the picture and share some behind the scene anecdotes about cast member and director George Clooney. Bill Murray, George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bob Balaban and Grant Heslov were on hand to speak with press about this week's heartfelt...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for January 21 - 28

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Two Oscar nominees are hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week -- for those looking to play awards season catch up -- along with some interesting indies, and the terrible Machete Kills. Also some good catalog titles, including Cat People and a remastered edition of the original RoboCop.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: SAG and the Golden Globes Enter the Fore

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This past week has seen The Golden Globes and SAG announce their nominees. Has everyone seen all the films in contention at this point? Maybe. But it's just as likely that The Wolf of Wall Street wasn't screened for everyone, though that didn't stop the Globes from nominating the film and Leonardo DiCaprio. Such is awards season.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: And We're Off to the Races with 'Gravity'

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It's October, which means that the Oscar season is starting to commence, a ride that takes us into March of next year. There have been a couple of films that may make an impression at the end of the year, but with the release of Gravity, the season begins in earnest (sorry Prisoners and Rush, you're also-rans).

Blue Jasmine: Movie Review

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There's been so many periods to Woody Allen's career, that it's hard to tell what phase he's in now, but he seems to be in a hot stretch. Blue Jasmine is his latest, and though (like so much of his recent work) it's familiar, it's also a strong sketch of a woman who's been destroyed by modern finances and  is trying to put her life back together.

Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' Trailer Starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin,...

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It's hard to get a read on Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, as it looks like it could one of his more serious movies, though there are moments in the trailer that suggest there are some jokes to be found here and there (though they may not be that funny). But as great as a cast as he's assembled, as evinced above, there's something kind of crazy and awesome about Andrew...

Disney's Live-Action 'Cinderella' Gets 'Downton Abbey' Actress Lily James

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At some point or another most little girls have dreamed about one day finding a prince charming like in the Disney princess films, or just going through the whole magical Disney journey in general. Well actress Lily James will be the latest live-action incarnation of the girl who loses her glass slipper and happens to find true love in Cinderella. If you consider...

Director Mark Romanek Bails On Disney's 'Cinderella' Live-Action Remake

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Here’s some news that’s a little less than surprising.  Mark Romanek, known for his dark, disturbing visions both as music video director (Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer,” Fiona Apple’s “Criminal, and Johnny Cash’s “Hurt”) and a film director (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go) has been forced to bail on directing a live-action update of...

Cate Blanchett Set To Join Mark Romanek's 'Cinderella' Update

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Just in case you’re sick of the recent wave of fantasy and fairy tale films that have been deluging the marketplace lately, you may wish to skip this bit of news (then again, it may actually restore your hope in those types of movies).  Of all the upcoming fairy tale flicks (Jack the Giant Slayer, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, whatever sequels Snow White and the...

Peter Jackson Wraps 'The Hobbit' Films

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Peter Jackson, as you can imagine, has been rather busy lately, but recently good news has come by way of the writer-director’s Facebook page -- Yes, that’s right; that moment Lord of the Rings fans have been waiting so long for has just come another step closer - after 266 days of production that kicked off in March of 2011, both The Hobbit films have...

The Hobbit Trailer

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Peter Jackson's The Hobbit is one of the most anticipated films of next year, but also a big question mark. Now, there's a trailer. The new film stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, with many returning cast members from the Lord of the Rings films, including Ian McKellan, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis and Cate Blanchett. And this...

Terrence Malick is Making Two Films With Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett

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Sometimes that gift horse should not have his mouth inspected. Today FilmNation has announced that Terrence Malick will be shooting two films next year, on top of the two films he supposedly shot this year (maybe one was footage for one of these), both starring Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett and 2011 poster boy Ryan Gosling. For a director who took nearly two decades to return to cinema,...

Hanna: Movie Review

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Rarely do you get so much fine acting, action and suspense all packed into one jet-fueled, 70s-Euro-esq thrill ride as you do in Hanna. Step aside Sucker Punch, it's time for some real bad-ass chicks to take control. The film stars the impressive cast of  the young and talented Saoirse Ronan; Cate Blanchette one of the best baddies there is; Eric Bana who provides both the...

New Photos From Joe Wright's Hanna

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Some new images have premiered online from Joe Wright's teen assassin flick Hanna. The movie stars Saoirse Ronan as the title character, who looks unassuming on the outside but is a lean, mean killing machine. Aussie actors Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett also star as opposing forces trying to control the teen. Check out the latest batch of photos...