Screen Junkies » Freida Pinto http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:07:56 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Bad News: Freida Pinto Isn’t Really Nude In ‘Immortals’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bad-news-freida-pinto-isnt-really-nude-in-immortals/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bad-news-freida-pinto-isnt-really-nude-in-immortals/#comments Thu, 10 Nov 2011 21:32:28 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=236003 But SOMEONE is!

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10 photos‘Immortals’ Actress Freida Pinto

We’ve got some bad news for anyone hoping to see Freida Pinto naked. Recently, the breakout star of Slumdog Millionaire has been on quite a roll. After relaunching a franchise with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, she was tapped to play the beautiful Princess Phaedra in Tarsem Singh‘s upcoming Immortals, a role that was rumored to entail extensive nude scenes.

Unfortunately, things are not quite what they seem. Although her first appearance in the film was a graphic and unexpected sex scene, it turns out her character’s nudity was that of a body double, not her own asWall Street Journal. “But it was also a surprise that he had already found a body double, so it was massive pressure taken off of my shoulders and I didn’t really have to worry about that. I just had to worry about the acting.”

Acting? That’s boring! If we wanted to see acting, we’d watch Cowboys and Aliens a third time. Pinto’s not the only actress to use a body double recently, as filmmakers have been using them as a compromise, combining A-list talent with C-list nudity.

Luckily, it’s a compromise we’re learning to not only live with, but enjoy.

Freida might not get naked, but here are 10 actresses who have no problem showing some skin. Check out our picks for the 10 greatest topless scenes.
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‘Immortals’ Actress Freida Pinto http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/freida-pinto/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/freida-pinto/#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2011 18:00:20 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=203183 Since a leading role in Slumdog Millionaire put her on the map back in 2008, Freida Pinto has been a frequent person of interest in the stateside cinematic scene.

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Freida Pinto heads back in time for a violent romp through ancient Greece in Immortals. Since a leading role in Slumdog Millionaire put her on the map back in 2008, Pinto has been a frequent person of interest in the stateside cinematic scene. She starred in Julian Schnabel’s Miral earlier this year and recently appeared opposite James Franco in box office hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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This. Is. A. More. Clear. ‘Immortals’. Trailer!! http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/this-is-a-more-clear-immortals-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/this-is-a-more-clear-immortals-trailer/#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:05:46 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=224719 Oh, so THAT's what this is about.

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10 photos‘Immortals’ Actress Freida Pinto

A new trailer for Freida Pinto, and Stephen Dorff opens in theaters on November 11th.

 

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Good Looking Monkeys In The ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/those-are-good-looking-monkeys-in-the-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/those-are-good-looking-monkeys-in-the-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-trailer/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:14:21 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=207046 You know what could really ruin your morning commute? Being bludgeoned to death by a pack of hyper-intelligent apes.

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You know what could really ruin your morning commute? Being bludgeoned to death by a pack of hyper-intelligent apes. And it looks like that’s exactly what’s going to happen in San Francisco.

The trailer for Rupert Wyatt‘s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes shows a pre-Planet Of The Apes just as the simians figure out how to get out of their cages and force us to live in underground caves. And this is all thanks to James Franco and his science experiments. He couldn’t just leave it well enough alone. Not content with a successful Hollywood/soap opera/writing/art/teaching career, Franco had to delve into neuroscience. And now we’ll all have to live under ape rule. Congratulations, nerd.

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‘Immortals’ Is Looking Pretty, Pretty ’300′-y http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/immortals-is-lookin-pretty-pretty-pretty-300-y/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/immortals-is-lookin-pretty-pretty-pretty-300-y/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2011 16:41:18 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=205203 These new character posters look all epic and helmet-y.

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New character posters for all the main players in Relativity Media’s Immortals have debuted, both online and at Wondercon, and they’re looking pretty, golden, sepia tinged, and 300-y! Without a trailer, it’s hard to know how the movie will be, but judging by the detail in the character costumes, it certainly looks better than “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” The posters feature new Superman Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, Freida Pinto, and Stephen Dorff. Immortals opens November 11. (Fandango)

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Review: Miral http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-miral/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-miral/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2011 16:16:31 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203642 Never feels like a hot button issue movie, or the even more dreaded “important social” movie. It’s just a moving drama about a world that’s foreign, at least to me, and probably many audiences.

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Israeli groups are protesting the movie Miral, worrying that it is pro-Palestine. I think it’s a perfectly valid artistic point of view to portray the life of a Palestinian girl. The greater achievement is that Miral never feels like a hot button issue movie, or the even more dreaded “important social” movie. It’s just a moving drama about a world that’s foreign, at least to me, and probably many audiences.

Miral’s (Freida Pinto) story begins with Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbass) who founded the orphanage school that provided Miral refuge. In a separate home, Nadia (Yasmine Al Massri) escapes the home where her stepfather rapes her. She is Miral’s mother, and dies when Miral is five. Miral lives in Hind’s school, but at 16 becomes aware of the PLO.

So far this seems like a pretty universal story to me. There’s a history of tragedy that the young protagonist has to survive and overcome. Through Miral’s experience, the audience gets to experience a different time and place. Anyone with such a life would surely be exposed to the influences surrounding her, and if that’s Israel in the last 70 years, these are the issues.

We witness a lot of suffering, from Nadia’s rape to Miral’s violent interrogation later in the film. Amid that, there are influences who encourage her to stay out of politics, and other forces who show that it’s not really possible to be ambivalent.

The most political character in the film, Miral’s boyfriend Hani (Omar Metwally), is totally reasonable. He expresses the Palestinian side but he’s not saying, “You get out!” He’s advocating a policy that includes everyone in the region, because it’s not us or them. Later in the film, he’s willing to accept only 22% of the land under the Oslo Agreement, because he sees the only way to make progress is to start small. That doesn’t sound like zealotry to me.

Director Julian Schnabel will probably never create a point of view more immersive than The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. There he could actually make us see out of the one eye Jean-Do Bauby had. So the challenge of Miral was taking a politicized story and attempting to make viewers see the human story in it. I was just watching the life of Miral, invested in her decisions and hoping she’d come out the other side. Then there’s a text at the end about what happened after Oslo.

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First Look At Andy Serkis In ‘Rise Of The Apes’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-look-at-andy-serkis-in-rise-of-the-apes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-look-at-andy-serkis-in-rise-of-the-apes/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Little-known Hollywood funfact: Andy Serkis is 3-feet tall. The first set pic from Rise Of The Apes has made its way online showing James Franco and Freida Pinto walking along with Andy Serkis. Not entirely certain what is going on in this scene, but it seems that James Franco's character is trying to impress Pinto by taking his helmet-wearing brother to Chuck E. Cheese. Just kidding. Of course this is Serkis in a mo-cap suit for his performance as the chimp Caesar in the upcoming film. It really does look like a still from Rain Man or "How's Your News?" though. (JustJared) See the full pic after the jump....

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Little-known Hollywood funfact: Andy Serkis is 3-feet tall.

The first set pic from Rise Of The Apes has made its way online showing James Franco and Freida Pinto walking along with Andy Serkis. Not entirely certain what is going on in this scene, but it seems that James Franco’s character is trying to impress Pinto by taking his helmet-wearing brother to Chuck E. Cheese. Just kidding. Of course this is Serkis in a mo-cap suit for his performance as the chimp Caesar in the upcoming film. It really does look like a still from Rain Man or "How’s Your News?" though. (JustJared)

See the full pic after the jump….

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‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger’ Trailer Screams Woody Allen http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/you-will-meet-a-tall-dark-stranger-trailer-screams-woody-allen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/you-will-meet-a-tall-dark-stranger-trailer-screams-woody-allen/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Stroke or physical abuse? Oh man, Woody Allen is really Woody Allening it up in the trailer for You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. The film stars Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto, Antonio Banderas, Lucy Punch, and Gemma Jones all unhappily shuffling through life, falling in and out of love, as an omniscient narrator delivers the subtext. It could be a sequel to Vicky Christina Barcelona with the unfortunate absence of Scarlett Johansson's pouty lips. Allen even managed to make Brolin a schlubby writer with self-esteem issues. Put down that hammer, Woody, you're breaking too much new ground! You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger plops down into theaters September 22, 2010. Check out the trailer after the jump...

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Stroke or physical abuse?

Oh man, Woody Allen is really Woody Allening it up in the trailer for You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. The film stars Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto, Antonio Banderas, Lucy Punch, and Gemma Jones all unhappily shuffling through life, falling in and out of love, as an omniscient narrator delivers the subtext.

It could be a sequel to Vicky Christina Barcelona with the unfortunate absence of Scarlett Johansson‘s pouty lips. Allen even managed to make Brolin a schlubby writer with self-esteem issues. Put down that hammer, Woody, you’re breaking too much new ground!

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger plops down into theaters September 22, 2010.

Check out the trailer after the jump…

 

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YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-will-meet-a-tall-dark-stranger/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-will-meet-a-tall-dark-stranger/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Director: Woody Allen Cast: Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Lucy Punch, Gemma Jones Synopsis: Unhappy people fall in and out of love in a Woody Allen fashion. Release Date: September 22, 2010

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Director: Woody Allen

Cast: Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Lucy Punch, Gemma Jones

Synopsis: Unhappy people fall in and out of love in a Woody Allen fashion.

Release Date: September 22, 2010

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Don Cheadle and Freida Pinto May Fight ‘Rise of the Apes’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/don-cheadle-and-freida-pinto-may-fight-rise-of-the-apes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/don-cheadle-and-freida-pinto-may-fight-rise-of-the-apes/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 We've previously reported that James Franco would be mandhandled by damn, dirty ape paws in the Planet of the Apes prequel Rise of the Apes. Today, there are more casting rumors floating around. Bloody Disgusting reports that offers have been made to Don Cheadle and Freida Pinto to join the fight against the CGI simians. There's no specifics offered about which roles the actors are being offered, but their presence alone should be enough to excite audiences. This project looks like it's really shaping up. And judging by this advance artwork I found, it's going to be a little bit of a madcap romp.

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We’ve previously reported that James Franco would be mandhandled by damn, dirty ape paws in the Planet of the Apes prequel Rise of the Apes. Today, there are more casting rumors floating around. Bloody Disgusting reports that offers have been made to Don Cheadle and Freida Pinto to join the fight against the CGI simians. There’s no specifics offered about which roles the actors are being offered, but their presence alone should be enough to excite audiences. This project looks like it’s really shaping up.

And judging by this advance artwork I found, it’s going to be a little bit of a madcap romp.

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