Screen Junkies » Kate Bosworth http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Victims Who Fought Back With A Vengeance http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-victims-who-fought-back-with-a-vengeance/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-victims-who-fought-back-with-a-vengeance/#comments Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:58:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239507 They've taken all they can stand.

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Straw Dogs becomes available on Blu-ray™ and DVD December 20th, which means you can watch James Marsden house Alexander Skarsgard in the comfort of your living room. The story centers around Marsden, a big city screenwriter and his hot wife played by Kate Bosworth. When backwater locals notice that nerdy Marsden has a hot wife, they decide to terrorize the couple in the hopes of getting some. These dudes are total charmers.

The brewing conflict explodes and the couple must fight for their lives with James Marsden’s character finding the guts to stand up for himself and his family. That’s why you do not mess with a writer, and by extension a blogger. We’re not afraid to get creative with power tools.

Take a look at all the Sony “Action Unleashed” DVDs!

The Crow

You simply cannot run around killing terrible musicians and their fiancées. Not only is it rude, but it’s also dangerous. You never know when your victim is going to return from the grave with super powers and systematically kill you and your cohorts. Did you learn nothing from watching RoboCop?

Revenge of the Nerds

You can only be pushed so far, even if you’re a nerd. When terrorized by the big men on campus, a group of nerdy students band together to turn the tables on the jocks. In this scenario, an upper-decker simply will not suffice. What they need to do is beat these jerks at their own game. Which means, they best them at the Annual Greek Games, steal their homes, and then their girlfriends.

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Straw Dogs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/straw-dogs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/straw-dogs/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 23:30:57 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=228089 Director: Rod Lurie Cast: James Mardsen, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard Synopsis: L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them,...

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Director: Rod Lurie

Cast: James Mardsen, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard

Synopsis: L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

Release Date: September 16, 2011

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LAFF Review: L!fe Happens http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/laff-review-lfe-happens/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/laff-review-lfe-happens/#comments Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:43:37 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216802 Kat Coiro’s debut feature makes some of the same mistakes as other standard Hollywood movies, but it gets a lot more right.

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L!fe Happens is the movie I wanted Bridesmaids to be. It actually feels like it’s a woman’s voice, yet it’s easily relatable comedy. Kat Coiro’s debut feature makes some of the same mistakes as other standard Hollywood movies, but it gets a lot more right.

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Kim (Krysten Ritter) and Deena (Kate Bosworth) are BFF roommates. One night when there’s only one condom left, Kim has unprotected sex and gets pregnant. The lesson, ladies, is: always keep an extra stash of condoms. Deena helps with the baby and tries to help Kim start dating again.

Coiro manages to make lip-syncing to Chamillionaire seem cool. I think the sheer omission of hairbrushes as microphones is the key. But Coiro has fun in the editing, with jump cuts and speed ramping to make genre tropes pay off a punchline. Deena’s library hookup is all in the timing.

For the sheer fact that you get to watch three pretty girls (Rachel Bilson is their other roommate, the virgin Laura) be charming, L!fe Happens is a tolerable date movie. Bosworth is awesome, adding “dude” and “man” to sentences like a feminist Spicoli. She can eat an apple judgmentally. They make her too the extreme on the emotionally stunted man hater front, but Bosworth makes a happy dance look cute.

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There is some refreshing honesty about the realities of raising kids. Kim breast feeds simply because she doesn’t have money for formula. The dialogue is pretty snappy too, and has a light touch with the virgin jokes. Laura comes across as innocent, but noble. These women do a really good job of raising the baby, so those are positiv role models to put on screen.

At that point it’s shocking when the film pulls a Hollywood cliché. Dreamboat Nathan (Geoff Stults) makes a negative comment about kids, so Kim pretends the baby is Deena’s. Then Kim and Deena have to keep up the ruse. Why spoil this character-driven dramedy with a gimmick out of a Kate Hudson movie? At least the moment that gives Kim away is a Something About Mary worthy shocker.

The script by Coiro and Ritter gives the characters generic jobs, because all these movies have to have some end game. Deena is an author and Kim is a dog walker with big plans for her own dog mall. That establishes Deena’s rise and Kim’s stagnation, and gives Deena more opportunities to espouse theories on gender roles. For that reason it feels more functional than organic to the story.

L!fe Happens got the characters, the bonding and the tone right, so that’s a triumph. You could almost forgive the clichéd baby secret and the spelling out of themes via plot devices. We won’t, but I’m ready to see what Coiro and Ritter do next because I think they’ve got something to say and they’ll keep getting better. L!fe Happens is a pretty good start.

 

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Kate Bosworth http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/kate-bosworth/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/kate-bosworth/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2011 18:35:28 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=216892 Kate Bosworth first rose to fame when a starring role in the 2002 film Blue Crush put her on the map.

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Kate Bosworth first rose to fame when a starring role in the 2002 film Blue Crush put her on the map. She’s taking on several movie roles over the next year, including a part in Life Happens, Movie 43, and Big Sur, a fim adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s famous novel.

A word from Kate: “I’m big into fate.”

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Things Get Intense, Awesome In The ‘Straw Dogs’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/things-get-intense-awesome-in-the-straw-dogs-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/things-get-intense-awesome-in-the-straw-dogs-trailer/#comments Fri, 13 May 2011 19:41:12 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=212061 You've pushed James Marsden's buttons for the last time, Alexander Skarsgard.

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Straw Dogs was clearly a movie that did not need its story to be retold. Movie buffs lamented this remake as lazy and unoriginal. Perhaps they were right about the motivations behind the decision to remake the film, but, as this trailer demonstrates, the end result looks pretty intense and fun.

This remake of Straw Dogs follows the same basic formula as the original, with James Marsden and Kate Bosworth playing the happy couple and Alexander Skarsgard playing the head baddie. Marsden and Bosworth get tormented by Skarsgard until the mild-mannered Marsden stands his ground, much like Dustin Hoffman did in the original.

While the big star of this film is certainly the story, any questions as to whether direction and performances can live up to the original should be answered here. It’s not the original, but it looks like a damn entertaining film. People should harass James Marsden much more frequently if this is the result.

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Josh Lucas & Kate Bosworth Among Those Joining ‘Big Sur’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/josh-lucas-kate-bosworth-among-those-joining-big-sur/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/josh-lucas-kate-bosworth-among-those-joining-big-sur/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:40:00 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207287 They're 'On The Road' again.

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Michael Polish’s upcoming Jack Kerouac movie Big Sur is evidently going the route of having “actors” recite “lines” from a “script,” based on Kerouac’s time writing and enjoying the success of his famous novel On The Road. The lead, Kerouac, will be played by Jean-Marc Barr (of Dogville), while Josh Lucas and Kate Bosworth are playing Beat stalwart Neal Cassady and a woman romantically linked to Kerouac and Cassady, respectively.

This isn’t the only Kerouac movie to be coming out soon, as On The Road is coming out, too. So if you were ever going to finally read On The Road, now would be the time. (Deadline)

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Ladies Lined Up Around The Block To Be In ‘Total Recall’ Remake http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ladies-lined-up-around-the-block-to-be-in-total-recall-remake/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ladies-lined-up-around-the-block-to-be-in-total-recall-remake/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:03:00 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202957 So many females, so little parts.

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There are two major female roles in Total Recall, which is getting remade with director Len Wiseman and star Colin Farrell. You’ve got your Lori, the protagonist’s wife who quickly goes from best-to-worst wife ever, as memorably portrayed by Sharon Stone in a star-making part in the original movie, and Melina, the woman who acts as the main character’s sidekick in his adventures on Mars. No word on whether the three-boobed mutant or the dwarf with the machine gun is attracting any interest, but I have to imagine those are coveted roles as well.

And for whatever reason, these parts are being sought by a variety of actresses in Hollywood. For the first part, the one originated by Sharon Stone, Kate Bosworth and Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds) are said to be reading. For the second part, real love-interest, has Eva Mendes and Paula Patton rumored to be interested. Keep in mind this is all just rumor, and these names aren’t the only ones in contention for these parts. The article at Deadline also mentions Eva Green and Jessica Biel. So, yeah, if you’re looking for a way to impress girls, stage a remake of a Phillip K. Dick adaptation from years ago. Blade Runner would make the chicks go wild!

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