The music scene of Austin, Texas becomes tainted by lust and illict desires as two aspiring songwriters named Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling) become entwined in two overlapping love triangles with a major player in the music business named Cook (Michael Fassbender) - who encourages them to take their music careers further - and a charming waitress (Natalie Portman). As much as their lives are about making it in the industry and becoming world renowned successes, their lives get more complicated by disloyalty, temptation and infatuation with each other, pushing all of them ultimately further away. Can love last when betrayal lies at every corner?
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The two actors met on the set of Alfie in 2004 and had an on-off relationship until 2011.
Sienna Miller has opened up about her ex fiancé Jude Law, revealing that she still cares about him ‘enormously’. Speaking to Porter magazine Miller, who split from actor Tom Sturridge last year, said that though her exes might be a ‘motley crew’ they all have one important quality in common, ‘intelligence’.
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Remainder is a drama film starring Tom Sturridge who is cast as Tom, the main protagonist who struggles to re-call the events in his life when a freak accident occurs and leaves him hospitalised. On waking up from his coma Tom has no recollection as to what has happened in his life up until the point of the accident. However he does know that he has been given £8.5 million in compensation and has been asked to sign a document that limits him to not speaking about what has happened to him in the media.
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'Effie Gray', despite being a film about a secret love story, takes a very repressed approach to sexuality.
Critics have been divided about the latest British period drama to hit cinemas. Effie Gray is based on a notorious true scandal from the mid-19th century, and most reviews have commented that the buttoned-up approach leaves the film feeling more than a little dull.
Dakota Fanning stars in 'Effie Gray'
Indeed, for a film about a torrid love triangle, the movie only barely hints that there's any sex going on beyond lots of aching glances. Director Richard Laxton was clearly channelling Victorian timidity about these things, but there are spicier hints laced through Emma Thompson's script and the layered performances of the strong cast, including Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Julie Walters, David Suchet, Derek Jacobi and Thompson herself.
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It was a star-studded (emphasis on 'studded') affair at the punk-themed MET Costume Gala on Monday (May 6th 2013). Among those spotted leaving their hotel in New York City were 'Django Unchained' star Christoph Waltz, model Cara Delvingne, who bravely wore a very spikey dress with a scarily plunging neckline, and 'Bridget Jones's Diary' star Renee Zellweger.
Does 'Orphans' manage to get by without Shia LaBeouf?
The Broadway production of Lyle Kessler's 'Orphans' starring Alec Baldwin, opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Thursday evening (April 18, 2013), after a chaotic build-up that saw lead star Shia LaBeouf walk out of rehearsals. The play follows two orphaned brothers living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. The eldest (originally played by Shia, now by Ben Foster) supports his younger sibling (Tom Sturridge) by stealing before kidnapping a rich old man (Baldwin) who becomes the father figure the boys never had.
Alec Baldwin [L] and Tom Sturridge [R] Star in Orphans On Broadway
LaBeouf departed after a highly publicized disagreement with Alec Baldwin, with private emails making their way online. "I can tell you that, in all honesty, I don't think he's in a good position to be giving interpretations of what the theater is and what the theater isn't," Baldwin told Vulture.com afterwards. However, the Transformers actor showed up on the front row for the previews at the end of March and led a resounding standing ovation when it finished.
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Alec Baldwin 'disappointed' in Shia LaBeouf for Email saga
LaBeouf decided that he would no longer be taking part in the upcoming Broadway play Orphans earlier this week and sent a email to Baldwin, director Daniel Sullivan and playwright Lyle Kessler outlining his split-second decision to leave the production. Perhaps against his better judgement, LaBeouf then posted the whole exchange on to his Twitter feed last Wednesday (Feb 20) as he attempted to make the same apologetic appeal to the fans he may have disappointed by dropping out of the project.
In his email Shia mentions his "part of a dis-agreeable (sic) situation," to which Sulivan responds "You're one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. you are who you are. you two are incompatible. i should have known it. this one will haunt me. you tried to warn me. you said you were a different breed. i didn't get it."
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Oft-troubled actor Shia LaBeouf normally finds himself in trouble at bars, where he notoriously and frequently finds himself in a brawl. This time around though, his problem was in a Broadway theatre, and as revealed by screen shots of emails between the actor and Alec Baldwin, Tom Sturridge and others working on the show, Orphans', he will no longer be appearing in the play.
Apparently, some of LaBeouf's acting choices were disagreeable to the producers, and there also seems to have been some kind of altercation with Baldwin. The emails are revealing, but confusing. Director Daniel Sullivan expressed his own regret about the way things turned out, saying: "I'm too old for disagreeable situations. you're one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. you are who you are. you two are incompatible. i should have known it. this one will haunt me. you tried to warn me. you said you were a different breed. i didn't get it."
LaBeouf will be replaced by the actor Ben Foster, and the show will continue as planned and to date. Previews are set to begin on March 19th, with it opening to the public on April 7th. Orphans is a Lyle Kessler play about two brothers who kidnap a wealthy man.
Shia LaBeouf quits Broadway play Orphans over creative differences with Alec Baldwin
Shia LaBeouf quits Broadway play after a week of rehearsals? We can’t say we’re too surprised. The actor was to play Treat in a revival of Lyle Kessler’s 1983 play Orphans, however, it appears he ran into difficulties with co-star Alec Baldwin, who himself has had a rough week after being accused of racist slurs by the New York Post. It’s bad news for LaBeouf fans who had already snapped up tickets for the Transformers star’s Broadway debut when they were made available two days ago, though the nature of his exit looks complex.
On Wednesday, LaBeouf – who allegedly dropped acid for his turn in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman - took to Twitter to post a series of emails to and from members of the creative team. One from the director Daniel Sullivan appears to hint at artistic tensions between LaBeouf and Baldwin, both hot-headed yet talented performers. “I'm too old for disagreeable situations,” Sullivan wrote, “You're one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. You are who you are. You two are incompatible. I should have known it.” Sullivan appears to suggest Shia tried to dissuade him from putting him in the production, saying, “This one will haunt me. You tried to warn me. You said you were a different breed. I didn't get it.”
In an email to both Baldwin and Sullivan, LaBeouf apologizes for his role in the situation, saying, “A man can tell you that he was wrong. That he did wrong. That he planned to. He can tell you when he is lost. He can apologise, even if it's just to put an end to the bickering.” The correspondence paints a picture of a tense and frosty atmosphere on the set of the play, which is set to open at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in the spring. The production’s official website still features a banner with Baldwin, LaBeouf and the British actor Tom Sturridge.
Despite the skill behind and in front of the camera, a badly constructed script flattens this film version of Jack Kerouac's iconic 1957 novel. It's beautifully shot and sharply played by the starry ensemble cast, but the repetitive structure leaves the film with no forward momentum. Instead of a voyage of discovery, it feels like a lot of random, pointless wandering.
Thinly autobiographical, the story centres on the young New York writer Sal (Riley). He's drawn to the charismatic Dean (Moriarty), a charming rogue who's married to 16-year-old Marylou (Stewart) but is having an affair with Camille (Dunst) while seducing every other woman he meets. And quite a few men as well, including Sal's friend Carlo (Sturridge). All of them are writers and artists, hanging out in clouds of hash smoke as they drive back and forth across America in search of something to write about.
Of course, Sal finds this in Dean as their friendship ebbs and flows over several years. Since this is essentially Sal's story, it's rather odd that the film abandons him from time to time to follow someone else, leaping jarringly into another situation, often marked by Dean's sudden reappearance after yet another bit of roaming. So while we understand how everyone is held in Dean's magnetic orbit, we can't quite see the point of it all. Sal may be obsessed with his thoughts of Dean, but he seems strangely willing to abandon him time and time again. There isn't nearly enough of the scene-stealing costars like Mortensen, Adams and Buscemi. And frankly, it should be a crime to waste Moss (of Mad Men fame) in such a fragmented role.
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Sal Paradise is an ambitious young writer trying to find his place in the world. After his father passes away, he decides to seek out new experiences desperate to stay away from the mundaneness of everyday life. In New York, he meets ex-convict Dean Moriarty - an embodiment of the Beat Generation who fascinates him and ends up drawing him into his dangerous world of women, drugs and societal deviance. They hit the road alongside Dean's new, teenage wife Marylou doing anything and everything to ensure that new experiences never end and seek out their own freedom. Along the way they find who they really are, who their friends are and the meaning of being free.
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