Mary Elizabeth Winstead Reviews, Interviews & More

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for March 12 - 18

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Some nice titles this week, including one of the surprise winners at this year’s Oscars, a charming character study of alcoholics, and some great catalog titles, mostly from Disney, and including Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Best Actress Race

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The best actress this year is being neglected. There are already a couple of front runners which have left many other actress in the dust. People's eyes are on the prize for the Best Picture Oscar, and so they're not as concerned with the Best Actress category. This week on Oscar Scuttlebutt we run down the list of potential best actress nominees and why you should be paying attention to this...

Smashed: Movie Review

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It's not often that we see female characters in love with booze. In film, men dominate that archetype. But director James Ponsoldt, who co-wrote Smashed with actress Susan Burke, gave Mary Elizabeth Winstead the chance to play a woman with a heavy drinking problem. She's joined by a fantastic set of players including Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman and...

Interview: Mary Elizabeth Winstead On 'Smashed,' Acting Drunk And Bad...

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead can do drama. For years, the "scream queen" wanted to be part of a character-driven indie, but she kept getting roles set in fantasy worlds like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Thing and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Thankfully director and scribe James Ponsoldt was a fan of hers....

Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Get 'Smashed' in This Trailer

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Don't know about you guys, but we're having a serious case of Breaking Bad withdrawal. And with almost a year to wait until the next season, we'll take anything that comes close. So we're excited for Smashed, which stars Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as two alcoholics who try to clean up,...

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Movie Review

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"History prefers legends to men. It prefers nobility to brutality, soaring speeches to quiet deeds. History remembers the battle, but forgets the blood." Those haunting words describe Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton's historical-horror mash-up, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The 3D adaptation is filled with blood and guts but plays...

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Final Trailer Features Gettysburg...

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Just when you thought the numerous Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailers couldn’t get more ridiculous… well, they get more ridiculous.  First, there was the insane teaser trailer.  Then, the international trailer, followed by the nutty U.S. version.  Then, we had the gore-spattered Red-Band trailer featuring our 16th president decapitating vamps with an axe.  Now, in time...

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Red-Band Trailer Features Graphic...

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Worried that the adaptation of Seth-Grahame Smith’s novel about our 16th president’s lifelong quest for vengeance after his mother is murdered by vampires would be toned down for the big screen?  Well, worry no further, as Timur Bekmambetov’s cinematic take on the nutty Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is drenched with blood, vicious axe-play,...

Sundance 2012: Smashed - Movie Review

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Another solid film coming out of Sundance, Smashed is one of those films that may seem like "just another Sundance film" but has enough twists and interesting dynamics that is seperates it from the pack. And though Mary Elizabeth Winstead steals the movie with one of her best performances to date, the film's strong supporting cast and a number of...

The Thing: Movie Review

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Remakes are a tricky business, but they're a huge chunk of the world of horror these days. The trend was kicked off by the surprising success of 2003's Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, and since then we’ve seen many of the beloved horror films from the 1970’s and 80’s rebooted for a modern audience. The makers of the 2011 film The...

Interview: Mary Elizabeth Winstead on The Thing

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Taking on the mantel, the jacket and the flamethrower of Kurt Russell’s main character in John Carpenter’s The Thing would seem like a heavy load to bear for anyone, but Mary Elizabeth Winstead shrugged it off rather easily in the prequel. For her it was the same universe but in no way a do-over, and that approach informed her character and her approach. We talked...

Meet the New Thing (Trailer) Same as the Old Thing

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An isolated arctic base. Limited number of people. Contact with an Alien presence. People who are replicated by an alien species so perfectly that it causes dissension in the ranks. Flamethrowers. So far, this fits the description of both 1982's and 2011's version of The Thing. In the modern version there are women - with the cast led by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. This...

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Cast in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

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Well, well, well, look what we have here. It seems as if the earlier report regarding Australian actress Robin McLeavy landing the role of Mary Todd in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was false! According to THR, Scott Pilgrim vs The World star Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been hired for the part instead.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead on Shortlist to Play Nick Fury's Sidekick in The...

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Earlier today we reported that Nick Fury won't be alone when he appears in next year's The Avengers. His portrayer Samuel L. Jackson announced on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" that he would be reading with a select group of actresses on Friday for the part of his sidekick. He didn't reveal the name of the character but he did say that they would be...

First Photos From The Thing Prequel and Official Synopsis

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Over the weekend, Universal decided to release the first official photos from their upcoming prequel to The Thing. The movie has had many incarnations in the past with the most notable being the 1982 version that starred Kurt Russell. The film will feature a slew of new faces as well as some old ones such as Joel Edgerton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric...

Interview: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ellen Wong for Scott Pilgrim

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This weekend Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World hits theaters with two bad-ass, weapons wielding, beautiful ladies and not too long ago we were lucky enough to sit down with Mary Elizabeth Winstead who plays Ramona Flowers and Ellen Wong who plays Knives Chau and talk to them about making miracles happen (aka a great film). Both actresses are somewhat unknown, but...

Comic-Con 2010 Live Blog: Scott Pilgrim vs the World Panel

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We've got a full house here at Universal's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World panel at Comic-Con 2010. Director Edgar Wright and graphic author Bryan Lee O'Malley, are joined by cast members Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Kieran Culkin, Satya Bhabha, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Mae Whitman,...

New Scott Pilgrim vs The World Trailer

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It's here! The second trailer for Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs the World has finally been released via the film's official Facebook page. The director and Universal teased a few days ago that they would release the trailer early if they received 100,000 "Likes" on their page. Well guess what? They did and now it's here for our own personal enjoyment. Check out all...

Scott Pilgrim vs The World Teaser Trailer

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Finally the first trailer for Edgar Wright's adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has been released! It's one of the most anticipated movies of the year and it stars permanent every-man, Michael Cera in the title role. At first glance, this movie looks like it's going to be a literal translation of the comic, but not in a campy way, a fun way. Check out the...

The Thing Remake Gains Winstead and Edgerton

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There's been some serious movement on the production front of Universal's remake of The Thing. According to THR, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton have been cast as the two leads. It's been over 25 years since we've seen this property on the big screen, with the last being directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell....