Review: Imogen Poots Shines In Evocative ‘A Country Called Home’

 

When “A Country Called Home” begins, Ellie (Imogen Poots) is adrift in Los Angeles, saddled with a completely oblivious boyfriend (Josh Helman) and a seeming pipe dream of furniture designing. Her life of relative inaction takes a drastic turn upon hearing of her estranged father’s (J. Alan Nelson) weakened condition. Growing up is occasionally hard to do, and that transition is Ellie’s biggest challenge.

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Benicio Del Toro Recalls Childhood Astronaut Days

 

Benicio Del Toro stars as 'Alejandro" in SICARIO. Photo Credit: Richard Foreman Jr. SMPSP
Benicio Del Toro stars as ‘Alejandro” in SICARIO. Photo Credit: Richard Foreman Jr. SMPSP

Benicio Del Toro, last seen in the films A Perfect Day and Sicario, turns 49 today. Before the Oscar winning actor (he won for Traffic) decided to embark in film, he had spacier ambitious as a four-year-old.

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Ethan Hawke Is “Born To Be Blue” In Chet Baker Film

 

Ethan Hawke takes on one of his most challenging roles to date with Born To Be Blue, a look into the life of famed (and troubled) jazz trumpeter Chet Baker. Also known as for his mesmeric and smooth vocal stylings, Baker was one of the leaders of the West Coast jazz scene, and the film spotlights a pivotal moment of his comeback in the 1960s.

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Rising Stars: ‘The Witch’ Actress Anya Taylor-Joy

 

Opening February 19, The Witch is the heralded debut of filmmaker Robert Eggers, who received the Directing Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The movie is also filed with excellent performances, as newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy delivers stunning work as Thomasin, a teenage girl in 1630 New England who may “possess” an inextricable bond with a mysterious figure in the forest.

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Sarah Wayne Callies Talks ‘Colony’ & Acting Journey

 

Sarah Wayne Callies’ acting schedule has been a hectic and fruitful one over the past couple of years. Tonight, you can catch her on the USA network show Colony, which has been renewed for a second season and she also stars in the horror-thriller The Other Side of the Door (opening March 4).

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Video: Miranda Cosgrove & Mia Serafino Talk ‘Crowded’ Experience

 

Premiering March 20 on NBC, Crowded centers on once empty nester parents Mike and Martina (Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston) whose two daughters (Miranda Cosgrove, Mia Serafino) move back home. Coupled with Mike’s parents’ (Stacy Keach, Carlease Burke) decision not to move to Florida, this house, though filled with love, is definitely “crowded.” Miranda Cosgrove and Mia Serafino talked about what makes the show unique.

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Blu-Ray Pick: “Our Brand Is Crisis” (Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton)

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Our Brand Is Crisis was one of last year’s more overlooked films, and hopefully the film a bit more attention now that it’s out on Blu-ray and DVD.

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