Friday September 30th, 2011 · by Annie

Margaret Reviews

Margaret is being released today on limited theaters and Many reviews are now out. Mixed reviews! And some stills.

Margaret, the long-awaited second film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me), has an offscreen history so fraught with drama it trumps anything in the movie. The tale of a ferociously precocious and high-strung Upper West Side Jewish girl, Lisa Cohen (Anna Paquin), who witnesses a tragic bus accident, the film was shot at the end of 2005. But Lonergan, contractually obligated to deliver a two-hour movie, fell in love with his three-hour version (so did Martin Scorsese, who is said to have called it a ”masterpiece”), and he refused to cut it. Six years and several lawsuits later, Fox Searchlight is releasing a two-and-a-half-hour version of Lonergan’s film, which has been on the shelf so long that Paquin still looks like a teenager, Matt Damon (as her geometry teacher) is still skinny, and at one point someone imitates Bobcat Goldthwait.

So was Margaret worth the wait? Lonergan’s dialogue can sweep you up in a whoosh of personality and ideas, but it’s hard to see what, apart from ego, convinced him that this story was so epic. Lisa fixates on the accident because she was flirting with the driver (Mark Ruffalo) when he ran a red light and killed a pedestrian. First she lies about what happened, then she changes her story in a fit of guilt and rage. She makes the accident about her, which is why she must learn that it wasn’t. The trouble is, it’s a lesson we grasp all too early on. Margaret may be the longest film ever made about the moral education of a selfish, annoying princess. B-

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More reviews:

  • NYPost.com
  • Hollywood Reporter
  • Hollywood.com
  • NYDailyNews.com
  • LATimes.com
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    Wednesday September 14th, 2011 · by Annie

    We Bought a Zoo Trailer

    The trailer for We Bought a Zoo is out.

    Directed by Cameron Crowe, based on a true story about a single dad who decides his family needs a fresh start, so he and his two children move to the most unlikely of places: a zoo. With the help of an eclectic staff, and with many misadventures along the way, the family works to return the dilapidated zoo to its former wonder and glory.

    The film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning and Thomas Haden Church.

    It opens on Christmas.

    Thursday September 8th, 2011 · by Annie

    Contagion Premiere in New York, Pictures!

    Matt Damon and his wife Luciana attended the New York Premiere of Contagion last night. The movie opens in US this friday, 9.
    Here are some pictures, huge thanks to Roberta from LeonardoDiCapioFan.com.

  • Contagion NY Premiere – September 7, 2011

  • Tuesday September 6th, 2011 · by Annie

    Venice Film Festival – Contagion Premiere and Photocall

    Matt attended the Venice Film Festival last week to promote Contagion, here are some pictures. Thanks to Luciana and Roberta!

  • Venice Film Festival – Contagion Premiere – September 3rd, 2011
  • Venice Film Festival – Contagion Photocall – September 3rd, 2011
  • Tuesday September 6th, 2011 · by Annie

    Contagion TV Spot #8

    Another TV Spot for Contagion, opening in US this Friday, the 9th!

    Tags: Contagion, Videos
    Thursday September 1st, 2011 · by Annie

    Contagion Press Conference Pictures

    Matt attended the Contagion Press Conference on the last 27th, here are some pictures!

  • Contagion Press Conference & Photocall – August 27, 2011
  • Thursday September 1st, 2011 · by Annie

    Margaret Trailer & Screencaps

    The trailer for Margaret is finally out, the movie starring Matt Damon, Anna Paquin, Mark Ruffalo, was filmed a few years ago and is being released in September 30.

    The plot:

    A young woman (Paquin) witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people’s lives.

    Screencaps (big thanks to Luciana from Mark Ruffalo Central)

    Thursday September 1st, 2011 · by Annie

    ExtraTV Contagion Interview

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    “Contagion’s” Matt Damon, 40, is the proud father of four daughters, and when asked by “Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli if he would consider trying again for a boy, Damon replied he was “done,” adding, “We’re closing the shop. That’s a wrap. Our life is full. I want to know our kids’ names.”

    The actor commented on his pal Brad Pitt and the Brangelina brood, saying, “I honestly don’t know how they do it. They seem to do it so effortlessly. I’m sure they’re cloning themselves.”

    Addressing the latest political rumor of documentarian Michael Moore calling on Damon to run for President, he laughed, “See how desperate he [Moore] is getting?! Seriously, I don’t have any aspirations to go into politics.”

    Damon stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet and Jude Law in Steven Soderberg’s thriller, “Contagion.” Damon says the action film, about a deadly outbreak, probably influenced the cast members to “wash our hands more.”

    “Contagion” spreads into theaters September 9.

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    Wednesday August 31st, 2011 · by Annie

    Contagion Interview

    A wild bald Matt Damon appears. Another interview with Matt Damon about the film Contagion. Parts 1 and 2 below.

    Saturday August 27th, 2011 · by Annie

    Contagion TV Spots & Matt Damon Interview

    Some TV Spots, B-Rolls Videos and an Interview from Traileraddict.com. All in preparation for Contagion which opens September 9th!

    Click to view them all, quite a bunch of them!

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    Tags: Contagion, Videos
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