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Brie Larson's New Film Trailer Is Out But Is Has Not Gone Down Well


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Actress Brie Larson has come under criticism for her new movie before the flick has even been released. The first trailer for her new pic, Basmati Blues, has been shown to the public and has not been received well and the star has been accused of perpetuating "white saviour" stereotypes.

Brie LarsonBrie Larson has been accused of perpetuating the 'white saviour' stereotype

Basmati Blues sees the Oscar winning actress taking on the role of a scientist who is tasked with selling genetically modified rice in India after creating it with her father.

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'Captain Marvel' Starts Filming In LA In February 2018


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For some time, fans of Marvel Comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been getting excited about the Brie Larson-fronted and female-led upcoming superhero action movie, 'Captain Marvel'. Stepping into the role of the titular character, also known as Carol Danvers, Larson will become the first female lead in an MCU flick and has lofty expectations surrounding her release, especially so following the massive success that the DC Extended Universe saw with Patty Jenkins' movie 'Wonder Woman'.

Oscar winner Brie Larson will take on the titular role in 'Captain Marvel'Oscar winner Brie Larson will take on the titular role in 'Captain Marvel'

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been confirmed as co-directors on the movie and now, the two have a planned start date for filming in Los Angeles next year. According to reports, 'Captain Marvel' will begin shooting in February 2018, with everybody involved intent on helping bring Phase 3 of the MCU to a close.

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The Glass Castle Review

Very Good

There are quite a few terrific moments in this true story, based on the memoir by journalist Jeannette Walls. It's an account of a seriously mind-boggling childhood that sees years of mayhem through a remarkably clear perspective, only occasionally dipping into sentimentality. But the actors are terrific, bringing an earthy realism to their roles, including a stand-out turn from Woody Harrelson.

It opens in 1989 New York, as Jeannette (Brie Larson) lies to her prospective in-laws about her parents, with her nice-guy fiance (Max Greenfield) helping her create a story that obscures the truth: Rex and Rose Mary Walls (Harrelson and Naomi Watts) are essentially homeless, living a life deliberately off the grid in defiance of meddling governments and too-powerful businesses. Indeed, Jeannette was raised in a free-form way, and her siblings (Sarah Snook, Josh Caras and Brigette Lundy-Paine) understand why she tries to hide them from her high-flying Manhattan life. But they are determined to be involved with her, and after another of Rex's impulsively violent outbursts, Jeannette thinks it might be time to get away from them for good.

This story is interspersed with extensive flashbacks of Jeannette's childhood (in which she's played by Chandler Head and the excellent Ella Anderson), exploring Rex's lifelong desire to build his dream "glass castle" for the family to live in. But this strikingly intelligent man is undone by his hot temper and antagonistic approach to society, creating problems with his wife and children. Harrelson and Watts are terrific in their colourful roles as these brightly artistic people trying to make sure their kids are smart and free. By comparison, Larson can't help but seem a bit bland, especially in her puffy 80s suits and hairdos. So some of her emotional reactions to the people around her feel strangely abrupt.

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Brie Larson "So Impressed" With Marvel


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Though there's still quite a while before 'Captain Marvel' hits the big screen, and a lot of work to be done on the Marvel Cinematic Universe standalone film, Brie Larson is already excited about stepping into the shoes of the titular hero and bringing her to life for the first time in this universe's live-action.

Brie Larson will star in the titular role in 'Captain Marvel'Brie Larson will star in the titular role in 'Captain Marvel'

Finding fame through flicks such as 'Trainwreck' and '21 Jump Street', Larson has already proven exactly how talented she can be, even earning an Oscar for Best Actress in 2016 thanks to her critically-acclaimed drama 'Room'.

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Brie Larson Loves The Complications Of The Glass Castle


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The Glass Castle is about the author's chaotic, complex relationship with her unconventional father (played by Woody Harrelson). Larson said that the screenplay touched a nerve. "I think it has to do with family being complicated and having lots of negatives and positives," she says. "I feel that life is like that. You don't get to pick and choose what parts of life you get, you just get all of it. I think a lot of us feel like we're not allowed to be at the completeness of who we are. And I want to encourage more people to feel like they can be complicated."

Brie Larson in The Glass Castle

She feels like Walls' story is an inspiration in this sense. "What would happen if we were all just everything we are and threw out rules and ideas about what everyone thought we were supposed to be?" she says. "That doesn't mean we're the most traditionally great parents and supportive in the way everybody needs. You're just yourself."

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The Glass Castle Trailer


Jeanette Walls is raised with the idea that city life is not something to be desired. Her parents put themselves across to her and her siblings Lori, Brian and Maureen as adventurous travellers who believe that they don't need a proper education or a house with all the usual amenities - all they need is the open road and the stars. The reality is that her father Rex is an alcoholic and her mother Rose Mary is a failed artist and occasional teacher. They are constantly uprooting the kids and moving them around as they escape the FBI and their mounting debts, compromising their future as they disrupt their schooling. Eventually Jeannette and the others escape their parents for a life the complete opposite of what they grew up with, and have to find it within themelves to forgive them and show them that they are truly happy.

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Brie Larson seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala - New York, United States - Monday 1st May 2017

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Marvel Reveals Anna Boden And Ryan Fleck Will Direct Brie Larson In 'Captain Marvel'


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The forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe standalone film Captain Marvel, featuring Brie Larson in the lead role, has apparently landed its two directors in the shape of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, according to new reports.

The duo, whose previous directing credits include 2015’s Mississippi Grind, will be helming the first female-fronted MCU superhero movie, if reports from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are to be believed.

Fleck and Boden mainly have experience in television, directing episodes of ‘Billions’ and ‘The Affair’ among many others, but they also scored a hit with 2006 movie Half Nelson which starred Ryan Gosling in his first Oscar-nominated role.

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Free Fire Review

Very Good

Basically a 90-minute shoot-out, there isn't a lot to this movie. British filmmaker Ben Wheatley (High-Rise) is using a group of wildly offbeat characters to play a hilarious riff on Tarantino-style dialogue and violence. So while there's not much to it, the actors have plenty of grist to bring their roles to life. Which makes the film funny and intense all the way through, even if there's no emotional connection at all.

The entire film is set in a warehouse in 1978 Boston, where Justine (Brie Larson), Chris (Cillian Murphy) and Frank (Michael Smiley) have gone with their drivers Stevo and Bernie (Jack Reynor and Enzo Cilenti) to buy a cache of guns from the swaggering Ord (Armie Hammer) and his mercurial arms dealer Vernon (Sharlto Copley), who has brought ex-Black Panther Martin (Babou Ceesay) as some muscle, plus bickering drivers Harry and Gordon (Jack Reynor and Noah Taylor). All of them greet each other tensely, but they make the deal with a bit of offhanded banter and wary respect. But just as they're all getting ready to leave, Stevo and Harry spot each other. And both are still feeling wounded after the nasty encounter they had last night.

What follows is an explosion of utterly pointless violence. All of these people are nervous and trigger-happy, so it doesn't take much to set them off. The carnage that follows isn't like most movies, because people don't get shot and just lie on the ground; they crawl off injured, regroup and rejoin the fray. Alliances shift, and every moment of panic leads to even more chaos. And right in the middle, there's a bag of cash and a crate of rifles that everyone has an eye on. Wheatley stages this in real-time, with a steady flow of jaggedly witty conversation between the gunshots and constant sight-gags in the action mayhem.

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Brie Larson, Mitch O'Farrell, John Goodman, Jeff Bridges, Leron Gubler and Fariba Kalantari seen together on the day that John Goodman was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 11th March 2017

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John Goodman and Brie Larson
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Kong: Skull Island Review

Excellent

After the success of 2014's Godzilla reboot, the Warner Bros monsters get their own franchise, continuing with this King Kong prequel. It's a ripping adventure, cleverly directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) to resemble a snarky Apocalypse Now remake with added gigantic beasts. And the eclectic cast makes sure that there's plenty of comedy, villainy and heroics to draw the audience in.

It's 1973, and Bill (John Goodman) is taking a pair of scientists (Corey Hawkins and Jing Tian) to an uncharted island to verify reports of prehistoric creatures before the Russians can get there first. En route, they stop in Vietnam to collect a mercenary adventurer (Tom Hiddleston), a photojournalist (Brie Larson) and a helicopter squadron led by Packard (Samuel L. Jackson). But their noisy arrival on the island enrages towering monkey Kong (mo-capped by Terry Notary and Toby Kebbell, who also plays a member of the team). With their choppers grounded, the main job now is to get out of here alive. And after discovering a castaway WWII pilot (John C. Reilly), they learn that Kong is actually protecting the world from far scarier monsters.

The story is told with a blast of dry humour, weaving in lots of sharp banter along with a collection of iconic 70s rock anthems. This gung-ho approach makes the movie energetically good fun, obscuring the fact that it's not particularly deep or meaningful. There are big themes gurgling away under the surface (such as the way blind militaristic action unearths dangers far worse than the perceived enemy), but these things remain subliminal, only barely visible amid the fast-paced action and big effects mayhem. That it all leads to some heavily animated monster-vs-monster destruction is hardly surprising. But when a movie is this light on its feet and so cheerfully frenetic, the audience is really only interested in hanging on for the ride.

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Brie Larson seen arriving at the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 8th March 2017

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Brie Larson and the rest of the cast of King Kong at AOL Build - Manhattan, New York, United States - Monday 6th March 2017

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Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson at the European Premiere of 'Kong: Skull Island' held at the Cineworld Empire, Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 28th February 2017

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Brie Larson Had Little Connection To The Outside World To Prepare For Role In TIFF Award Winner 'Room'


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Lenny Abrahamson’s drama Room impressed the critics and wowed audiences at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, taking home the prestigious People's Choice Award. In the film Brie Larson stars as Ma, a woman being held captive in a room with her son Jack, in a role which required the actress to really get in the mind of someone cut off from the outside world.

Brie LarsonBrie Larson stars in Room.

For Larson, becoming Ma would take enormous mental and physical preparation which started with an intense diet and exercise program to get her inside the mind of someone being held in captivity. “That physical process really put me in a certain mindset,” Larson said.

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Brie Larson

Date of birth

1st October, 1989

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Brie Larson Movies

The Glass Castle Movie Review

The Glass Castle Movie Review

There are quite a few terrific moments in this true story, based on the memoir...

The Glass Castle Trailer

The Glass Castle Trailer

Jeanette Walls is raised with the idea that city life is not something to be...

Free Fire Movie Review

Free Fire Movie Review

Basically a 90-minute shoot-out, there isn't a lot to this movie. British filmmaker Ben Wheatley...

Free Fire Trailer

Free Fire Trailer

It's 1978 Boston and an unlikely gang made up of Justine (Brie Larson), Stevo (Sam...

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Kong: Skull Island Movie Review

Kong: Skull Island Movie Review

After the success of 2014's Godzilla reboot, the Warner Bros monsters get their own franchise,...

Kong: Skull Island Trailer

Kong: Skull Island Trailer

It's the 1970s and Captain James Conrad and Lieutenant Colonel Packard are leading a group...

Kong: Skull Island Trailer

Kong: Skull Island Trailer

James Conrad is a British captain who leads an international envoy to the middle of...

Room Movie Review

Room Movie Review

One of the most extraordinary films of the year, this drama cleverly weaves in events...

Room Trailer

Room Trailer

A young woman and her 5-year-old son Jack live together in a confined, sound-proofed room...

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Trainwreck Movie Review

Trainwreck Movie Review

Amy Schumer makes her big screen debut with a script that feels like a much-extended...

Trainwreck Trailer

Trainwreck Trailer

Amy enjoys her life in the big city with her comfortable apartment, wacky friends and...

The Gambler Movie Review

The Gambler Movie Review

With a strangely simplistic screenplay by William Monahan (The Departed), director Rupert Wyatt and his...

The Gambler Trailer

The Gambler Trailer

Jim Bennett is an English professor at a college and he's also always been one...

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