Screen Junkies » Elle Fanning http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:16:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Twixt’ Trailer Looks Weird http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/francis-ford-coppolas-twixt-trailer-looks-weird/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/francis-ford-coppolas-twixt-trailer-looks-weird/#comments Tue, 02 Aug 2011 19:28:40 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=223159 Yikes. And I thought John Landis had gone downhill.

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Francis Ford Coppola has proven himself as an auteur whose indelible mark has changed the face of storytelling in film. His influence can still be found today in many popular films and movies. Which leads me to ask, what the hell is this?

After watching this trailer for Twixt, I’m just not sure what Coppola’s intent is. Is he trying to strip Troll 2 of its best worst movie title? Not cool, man. Those Best Worst Movie guys already printed up all those posters! Anyway, check it out. It’s pretty weird. Val Kilmer plays a crappy horror writer investigating mysterious deaths in a small town, but the whole thing reads like it was produced by a teenager going through their Stephen King phase.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a serious craving for a Twix.

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New ‘Super 8′ Clips: No Alien But There Is A Zombie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-super-8-clips-no-alien-but-there-is-a-zombie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-super-8-clips-no-alien-but-there-is-a-zombie/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 19:27:19 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215143 Witness the birth of a future necrophiliac.

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With Super 8 derailing and escaping into theaters this weekend, my excitement is at a fever pitch. However, not every one is as excited to see it at I am and analysts are predicting it won’t earn as much money as the studio hopes it will. Which is fine by me. I don’t like crowded theaters.

The first clip shows off the chemistry between the child leads, Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning. It’s a pretty sweet scene though you do witness the birth of a future necrophiliac. And in the second clip, we see Kyle Chandler in a stylish G.I. Joe outfit and a surly attitude.

Anyway, help out this poor little lamb of a blockbuster film by J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg by putting the below clips in your eyeballs’ bellies. Then decide if you want to head out to theaters this weekend. Those guys could really use the support.


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New ‘Super 8′ Stills Show Everything (But The Monster) http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/new-super-8-stills-show-everything-but-the-monster/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/new-super-8-stills-show-everything-but-the-monster/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2011 02:21:56 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=214221 Paramount gave the interwebs a ton of new pictures showing the film's many, many humans.

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Everybody wants to see the alien monster in J.J. AbramsSuper 8. So, naturally, Paramount gave the interwebs a ton of new pictures showing the film’s many, many humans. Eh, what’s the big deal? It’s just gonna turn out to be a Cloverfield.

New ‘Super 8′ Clip: Kids Are Afraid Of Guns And Monsters

Super 8 follows a bunch of teens shooting their own monster movie, only to accidentally film and bear witness to a train crash… but what crazy thing was inside? The previews have been excellent so far, and I’m still recording movies of my lazy cat with their iPhone app. In the above pictures, you’ll see the unsuspecting townsfolk, the stylized, Spielberg-ian children, and the military men who will probably end up taking orders or at least ideas from the children. From the mouths of babes come unexpected solutions to stopping monsters.

Starring Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler and AJ Michalka, Super 8 crashes into theaters June 10, 2011. (Cinema Blend)

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New ‘Super 8′ TV Spot Will Take You Back http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-super-8-tv-spot-will-take-you-back/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-super-8-tv-spot-will-take-you-back/#comments Thu, 12 May 2011 18:00:41 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=211813 Will this be the one that finally gives the whole movie away?

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J.J. Abrams‘s Super 8 is a throwback to another era. More specifically, it’s a throwback to the 70s and 80s – even more specifically, a throwback to the scifi movies of Steven Spielberg that came out in those decades. Movies like ET and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (OK, pretty much just those two) that combined slick excitement with a true sense of wonder and awe.

So it is with this TV spot, which reminds me of those halcyon days when commercials didn’t feature iPhone apps, computer-manipulated talking babies, or dumb-looking guys in glasses. Watch it, and remember what it was like to watch commercials for movies in a simpler time.

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New ‘Super 8′ Poster Has Super Disorientation Powers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-super-8-poster-has-super-disorientation-powers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-super-8-poster-has-super-disorientation-powers/#comments Sat, 12 Mar 2011 02:11:36 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201372 You saw the trailer, now check out this mysterious poster for a film that's clearly at the intersection of Abrams Drive and Spielberg Blvd, near What All The Best 80's Kids Movies Were Like Municipal Park.

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‘Sup.

This is the first movie poster I’ve seen that’s perfectly designed for Friday. On Friday, you’re bored at your desk, waiting to leave work, with your tilted head resting on your hand and arm, about to fall asleep. You come across this poster for director J.J. AbramsSuper 8, produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler and Ron Eldard. You think, “why are the words oriented wrong?” Then your boss says you can go, you tilt your head back up the right way, and you think, “uh, wait, why is the landscape oriented wrong?” There’s a pause, and then you think, “oh, cool.”

You saw the trailer, now check out this mysterious poster for a film that’s clearly at the intersection of Abram Drive and Spielberg Blvd, near What All The Best 80′s Kids Movies Were Like Municipal Park. Speaking of nostalgia, that glowing water tower – do you suppose Yakko, Wakko and Dot are in there? I think the answer is almost certainly… “yes.”

Super 8 monster-stomps into theaters June 10th. Click the image for a slightly larger version. (Dread Central)

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An Alien Runs Amok In New ‘Super 8′ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/an-alien-runs-amok-in-new-super-8-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/an-alien-runs-amok-in-new-super-8-trailer/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:20:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=201159 Soon, JJ Abrams transformation into Steven Spielberg will be complete.

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Soon, JJ Abrams transformation into Steven Spielberg will be complete. The new trailer for Super 8 wears Spielberg on its sleeve more than Spielberg and gives us more than we could have ever hoped for. The plot follows a group of kids who witness a train derailment and the escape of its strange cargo. Mysterious disappearances then plague their small town while the Army patrols the streets without providing any answers.

Then things go insane. It looks like this summer’s biggest hit without a doubt.

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J.J. Abrams Allows ‘Super 8′ Plot To Escape His Hatch Of Mysteries http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/j-j-abrams-allows-super-8-plot-to-escape-his-hatch-of-mysteries/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/j-j-abrams-allows-super-8-plot-to-escape-his-hatch-of-mysteries/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 03:06:51 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201116 Somewhere, deep below the surface of the earth, there is a heavily guarded vault containing all of J.J. Abrams story secrets... and one just left.

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Somewhere, deep below the surface of the earth, there is a heavily guarded vault containing all of J.J. Abrams‘ story secrets. All the stuff that was never answered on “Lost,” what becomes of the Cloverfield monster, and until recently, the plot of his new film Super 8, which Abrams wrote and directed. Well, now that last mystery has been allowed above ground, thanks to the folks at Paramount. Behold – the plot:

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident.  Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth –  something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

There’s a rumor that says the official trailer will debut this weekend at Battle: Los Angeles. Then fanboys will get to examine the trailer for clues, examine those clues for clues, and examine their lives and whether they’re using them properly.

Produced by Steven Spielberg, and starring Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, and Kyle ChandlerSuper 8 crashes into theaters June 10th. (Collider)

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Fanning Sisters To Dress Up As The Shaggs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fanning-sisters-to-dress-up-as-the-shaggs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fanning-sisters-to-dress-up-as-the-shaggs/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2011 20:10:24 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=98714 2011 is the year of The Shagg!

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Elle and Dakota Fanning might finally be working on a project together that capitalizes on their similar appearances. It’s almost as if they’re related or something. That project is a biopic of The Shaggs, a band made up of four ostensibly talentless sisters who started a band because their mother’s psychic told them to. They only released one album, but it had its fans, among them Frank Zappa, also known as that guy your older brother keeps trying to get you to listen to. But he’s so weird, man! The Fanning sisters are “in talks” to star, presumably as two of the members of the band. Or maybe they’ll star as all four, Winklevoss-style.

Anyway, expect to be hearing a lot about The Shaggs, as there’s going to be an off-Broadway musical about the band, too.  Let it be known that 2011 is the year of The Shagg! (via Vulture)

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Review: Somewhere http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-somewhere/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-somewhere/#comments Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:04:11 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13193 We love inside Hollywood stories, whether it’s The Player or Entourage. Each one offers a different perspective on the movie star fantasy. Coppola’s perspective is bitter and resentful, but still fascinating to watch.

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Welcome to Sofia Coppola’s inside Hollywood. We love inside Hollywood stories, whether it’s The Player or Entourage. Each one offers a different perspective on the movie star fantasy. Coppola’s perspective is bitter and resentful, but still fascinating to watch.

Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) is an actor who indulges in debauchery any time he’s not working. He’s that type of guy you see, in way too good shape for how much he drinks, all stubbly and disheveled, handsome but absolutely nothing going on in there. Maybe a girl could fix him.

The film revels in how aloof Johnny is. He drinks, he smokes, he’ restless. He hires twin blonde strippers (Karissa and Kristina Shannon) to dance for him and just stares indirectly at them, or away from them. It’s open to interpretation. Johnny passes out while going down on another girl.

A scene about journalists goes way past irreverence. I would call it contempt and I don’t mind. Journalists at a press conference fire off questions without even waiting for answers. You’ll find it funny and the reality is actually not that interesting. Real inane journalist questions aren’t that amusing, and they do insist on hearing the answer before moving on.

Johnny is paranoid about the paparazzi stalking him. Hopeful actors hit him up for advice at parties.  Maybe it feels authentic because it’s Coppola, or maybe it’s just the right amount of intrusive behavior to be interesting.

This film can’t exist without the context of Lost in Translation though. It’s another character of an actor who feels unfulfilled and mopes through life, only now it’s in L.A. Somewhere is all about the same long scenes where characters just exist, and it’s still compelling. Somehow, Johnny is fascinating to watch. I hate this guy, but I’m captivated.

Johnny’s daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) stays with him for a few days before summer camp. Johnny really lights up for Cleo. There’s some life in him after all, but the film seems to hold him without responsibility, like he’s innocent and helpless. He could DO something.

The performance is good though. Dorff doesn’t take the easy way to sympathy and ultimately earns that one moment that you know is going to be his Oscar consideration clip.

You can tell Somewhere is a quality movie made by a real filmmaker with intent. Coppola makes good shots out of common actions, whether it’s going into an apartment building or banging the headboard during sex. The film leaves enough unspoken and the dialogue that’s there is filled with history.

I don’t see Somewhere captivating people long term like Coppola’s previous movies do, mainly because it’s so similar. Maybe if this came first, but once Lost in Translation exists, the next iteration of it is only a curiosity. A good one though, a valid perspective on similar themes.

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‘Super 8′ Casts More People http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/super-8-casts-more-people/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/super-8-casts-more-people/#comments Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:06:21 +0000 Reza F. J.J. Abrams has rounded out his cast for the seeeeeecret Steven Spielberg-produced Super 8, with Ron Eldard topping the additions. Last week we learned that Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning are taking the leads, and now the star of "Men Behaving Badly" will get a chance to spare with aliens, if indeed there is sparing. Abrams has also let Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills into the Super 8 club. Still not much is known about the film except that some kids capture aliens on their Super 8 camera. If you see one of these new cast members out at a bar, get them drunk and spilling the beans. There's a SJ shirt/wash rag in it for ya. (THR)

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J.J. Abrams has rounded out his cast for the seeeeeecret Steven Spielberg-produced Super 8, with Ron Eldard topping the additions. Last week we learned that Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning are taking the leads, and now the star of "Men Behaving Badly" will get a chance to spare with aliens, if indeed there is sparing.

Abrams has also let Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills into the Super 8 club. Still not much is known about the film except that some kids capture aliens on thei Super 8 camera. If you see one of these new cast members out at a bar, get them drunk and spilling the beans. There’s a SJ shirt/wash rag in it for ya. (THR)

 

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Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning Possibly Cast in ‘Super 8′, Maybe http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kyle-chandler-and-elle-fanning-possibly-cast-in-super-8-maybe/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kyle-chandler-and-elle-fanning-possibly-cast-in-super-8-maybe/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Someone dun goofed. Here's a fun rumor that I hope turns out to be true. Vulture is reporting that Coach Taylor a.k.a. Kyle Chandler from "Friday Night Lights" and Elle Fanning a.k.a. Dakota's little sister have been cast in Super 8, the J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg collaboration that's dipped and sprinkled in secrecy. Clearly stated, Kyle Chandler is the Man. I guess Elle can come along too, as long as she doesn't get her sticky kid fingers all over everything. Last May we saw a teaser that teased water sports, and we've been told it's supposedly about three siblings who discover footage of an alien on a Super 8 camera. The movie comes out next summer, so hopefully we'll be let in on more before then, at least casting wise. It would be a shame if they released the movie without a set cast. Actors always really bring a certain something to the screen.

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Someone dun goofed.

Here’s a fun rumor that I hope turns out to be true. Vulture is reporting that Coach Taylor a.k.a. Kyle Chandler from "Friday Night Lights" and Elle Fanning a.k.a. Dakota’s little sister have been cast in Super 8, the J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg collaboration that’s dipped and sprinkled in secrecy. Clearly stated, Kyle Chandler is the Man. I guess Elle can come along too, as long as she doesn’t get her sticky kid fingers all over everything.

Last May we saw a teaser that teased water sports, and we’ve been told it’s supposedly about three siblings who discover footage of an alien on Super 8 camera. The movie comes out next summer, so hopefully we’ll be let in on more before then, at least casting wise. It would be a shame if they released the movie without a set cast. Actors always really bring a certain something to the screen.

 

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Lethargic Trailer For Sofia Coppola’s ‘Somewhere’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lethargic-trailer-for-sofia-coppolas-somewhere/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lethargic-trailer-for-sofia-coppolas-somewhere/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Sofia Coppola is up to her old tricks again, pointing a camera at people bored by hotel stays. Somewhere stars Stephen Dorff as a lazy bones actor laying around all the time at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont Hotel who's life is reinvigorated by the unexpected presence of his daughter. I guess I should point out that she's played by Elle Fanning, but I won't because I hate when children are more successful than I am. So unread that last sentence. Coppola wants you to think she's making a point with the plaster mold drying shot (aren't we all just waiting around for our own soul plaster to harden?), but I see the bigger picture. The laying around. The kitty-cat awards show. Stephen Dorff is obviously channeling Garfield. This will become obvious once you see the scene where he kicks Robert Schwartzman off a table. Check out Stephen Dorff's rich man problems after the jump...

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Sofia Coppola is up to her old tricks again, pointing a camera at people bored by hotel stays. Somewhere stars Stephen Dorff as a lazy bones actor laying around all the time at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont Hotel who’s life is reinvigorated by the unexpected presence of his daughter. I guess I should point out that she’s played by Elle Fanning, but I won’t because I hate when children are more successful that I am. So unread that last sentence.

Coppola wants you to think she’s making a point with the plaster mold drying shot (aren’t we all just waiting around for our own soul plaster to harden?), but I see the bigger picture. The laying around. The kitty-cat awards show. Stephen Dorff is obviously channeling Garfield. This will become obvious once you see the scene where he kicks Robert Schwartzman off a table.

Check out Stephen Dorff’s rich man problems after the jump…


Somewhere Trailer (2010) HD – Watch more Funny Videos

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