Screen Junkies » Rebecca Hall http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:48:49 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Johnny Depp Is The Hollow Lawnmower Man In ‘Transcendence’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/johnny-depp-is-the-hollow-lawnmower-man-in-transcendence-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/johnny-depp-is-the-hollow-lawnmower-man-in-transcendence-trailer/#comments Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:40:52 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=259314 Johnny Depp is the most evil Siri.

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Johnny Depp stars in Transcendence as a scientist who invents an evil computer that is going to make the world a better place. However, when he’s attacked by Dell sympathizers his team comes up with a plan to upload his consciousness by shaving his head and hooking up a bunch of computery shit to his scalp that somehow makes him look like Alexander Skarsgård. Always a fan of playing dress up, Johnny Depp agrees to become part of the evil computer. This leads to evil Johnny Depp 3D-printed robots and Morgan Freeman being all like, “Oh brother. I can hardly work a digital camera let alone stop a cyborg uprising.”

That leaves Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany to find a way to stop Evil Supercomputer Johnny Depp from destroying mankind and deleting all of our bookmarks. Here is a scene from the knockdown dragout battle in the third act that you can only see EXCLUSIVELY on Screen Junkies:

 

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WWI The Next War To Have An HBO Miniseries About It http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/wwi-the-next-war-to-have-an-hbo-miniseries-about-it/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/wwi-the-next-war-to-have-an-hbo-miniseries-about-it/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2011 20:09:36 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214611 WWI: It's not your grandfather's war.

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World War I may have been surpassed in the eyes of the audience by its bigger sequel, but it has a lot of entertaining qualities in its own right. Trench warfare, mustard gas, pointy helmets – WWI has got it all. And the suits over at Home Box Office must agree, because they’ve given a miniseries about WWI called “Parade’s End.” It’s set to star the fantastically named Benedict Cumberbatch and the less fantastically named Rebecca Hall. In case you’re not already sold, here’s a plot synopsis:

“‘Parade’s End’ is based on the series of four books by British novelist Ford Madox Ford, which were published between 1924-28. Set against the backdrop of World War I, it tells the story of a complex and destructive love triangle among a conservative English aristocrat (Cumberbatch), his beautiful but cruel socialite wife (Hall), and a vibrant young suffragette.”

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Set to direct is Susanna White, who also worked on the HBO miniseries “Generation Kill.” WWI: It’s not your grandfather’s war. (Deadline)

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Rebecca Hall http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/rebecca-hall/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/rebecca-hall/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 17:58:48 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=211293 Everything Must Go actress Rebecca Hall is a product of the industry.

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Everything Must Go actress Rebecca Hall is a product of the industry. The daughter of film and theater director Peter Hall and singer Mary Ewing, Hall has been around show business her whole life. She’s best known for her roles in The Town, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and The Prestige.

A word from Rebecca: “You could not get more white and middle class and English than me.”

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SXSW Review: Bag Of Hammers http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/sxsw-review-bag-of-hammers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/sxsw-review-bag-of-hammers/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:28:03 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202577 First time diretor Brian Crano made a movie that holds up with Hollywood fare, so if his next idea is more ambitious he could have the chops.

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Film festivals have made me really sensitive to first time features. If a first time director on a truly low budget can make a film that holds your interest, that’s a victory. If Martin Scorsese made A Bag of Hammers it would be a disappointment, but director Brian Crano made a movie that holds up with Hollywood fare, so if his next idea is more ambitious he could have the chops.

Ben (Jason Ritter) and Alan (Jake Sandvig) steal cars by posing as complimentary valets. Warning, if your funeral offers free valet service, don’t trust them. Alan’s sister Melanie (Rebecca Hall) wants the boys to get real jobs but really, waiting tables can’t compete with stealing cars.

They rent their side apartment to Lynette who moves in with Kelsey (Chandler Canterbury), and it’s clear she’s neglecting him. Lynette tries to get work but employment agencies won’t place her with limited skills. So when she leaves Kelsey alone, Alan wants to take care of him. That’s his conflict with Ben.

So Bag of Hammers tells a story with a beginning, middle and end. Alan and Ben have a lifestyle, something shakes it up, and they resolve it. I don’t think the story of car thieves taking care of a kid is going to to the box office, but people will see it, they’ll like it, they’ll move on, but the film can play.

Sandvig, who also co-wrote the script, keeps things light with his one-liners. They may not be quotable to college stoners, but they’re entertaining. Ben’s conflicted attempts to become a purse snatcher are pretty funny.

The dramatic moments are powerful. When Ben breaks the news to Kelsey, Ritter’s performance is sincere. They never play the heartwarming child card so it’s not obnoxious. Ben, Melanie, Alan and Kelsey all have some traumatic stories to tell.

Shot on the Red camera, the picture totally holds up. On a big screen, it looks like a Blu-ray. It’s clear, it’s sharp. That goes a long way toward making it look like a real movie. Obviously they had a bit more money than the shoestring indies who make do with consumer models, but Crano uses the frame well.

When picking a movie to see, whether on a film festival schedule or at a multiplex or on demand menu, A Bag of Hammers is a good choice. I knew two of the leads before so that makes it comfortable, and it’s well done so not a bad discovery.

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Rebecca Hall Is Wearing A Waffle On Her Head http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/rebecca-hall-is-wearing-a-waffle-on-her-head/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/rebecca-hall-is-wearing-a-waffle-on-her-head/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:41:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=201896 This trailer for SXSW favorite, A Bag Of Hammers, is dripping with offbeat. Like that towel your brother keeps under his bed.

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This trailer for SXSW favorite, A Bag Of Hammers, is dripping with offbeat. Like that towel your brother keeps under his bed. Jason Ritter and Jake Sandvig star as a pair of con men with an expertise for quirky scams – like stealing cars from funerals. They befriend the abandoned boy who lives next door before Rebecca “Wafflehead” Hall‘s interference causes tragedy to strike. Way to go, Wafflehead.

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UPDATED: Bruce Willis Heads To Vegas And Then To ‘Die Hard 5′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bruce-willis-heads-to-vegas-and-then-to-die-hard-5/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bruce-willis-heads-to-vegas-and-then-to-die-hard-5/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:18:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26365 We'll see Bruce Willis play a bookie in Stephen Frears' Lay The Favorite, Take The Dog before we see him play a geriatric John McClane.

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UPDATE: Vulture is now reporting “the odds are good that Justin Timberlake will play the part of Rosie, a Long Island bookmaker who runs a massive off-shore sports book under which Raymer (to be played by Rebecca Hall) apprenticed. We also hear the smart money is on Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones signing on to play Tulip, Willis’s wife.” This could be more fun in Vegas than the cast of Ocean’s 12 had filming Ocean’s 12.

In Bruce Willis, Stephen Frears has found his Dink Heimowitz. Willis is in negotiations to join Lay The Favorite, Take The Dog. Based on Beth Raymer’s best-seller, Lay The Favorite: A Memoir Of Gambling, the film is about a cocktail waitress who becomes one of Vegas’s top bookies.

Willis’ Heimowitz character is a former New York bookmaker who coaches Rebecca Hall‘s Raymer. It’s unlikely he will use a car to kill a helicopter in this film. However, he may have  that opportunity soon enough…

While 20th Century Fox continues to look for a Die Hard 5 script that doesn’t suck, Willis has been interviewing directors to helm the project. At the top of his list is Daniel Espinosa of Snabba Cash and the upcoming Safe House. At this rate, we may see John McClane take on terrorists before his 60th birthday. (Vulture)

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Baz Luhrmann Invites Hollywood’s Hottest To ‘The Great Gatsby’ Casting Couch http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/baz-luhrmann-invites-hollywoods-hottest-to-the-great-gatsby-casting-couch/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/baz-luhrmann-invites-hollywoods-hottest-to-the-great-gatsby-casting-couch/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 There can be only one. As is the trend nowadays, Baz Luhrmann is using the casting process of his new film as an opportunity to meet Natalie Portman. The director is in search for an actress to portray Daisy Buchanan opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire in his adaptation of the classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Luhrmann workshopped the script with DiCaprio, Maguire, and Rebecca Hall but wants to expand his efforts to find the right fit. Though Hall still remains in the running, the director is also planning to shoot tests with the usual suspects: Keira Knightley, Amanda Seyfried, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson, and the recently-single Blake Lively. I see what you're doing there Baz, and I'm disappointed. I'd expect that kind of behavior from John Mayer. Not from you. (Deadline)

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There can be only one.

As is the trend nowadays, Baz Luhrmann is using the casting process of his new film as an opportunity to meet Natalie Portman. The director is in search for an actress to portray Daisy Buchanan opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire in his adaptation of the classic novel, The Great Gatsby.

Luhrmann workshopped the script with DiCaprio, Maguire, and Rebecca Hall but wants to expand his efforts to find the right fit. Though Hall still remains in the running, the director is also planning to shoot tests with the usual suspects: Keira Knightley, Amanda Seyfried, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson, and the recently-single Blake Lively. I see what you’re doing there Baz, and I’m disappointed. I’d expect that kind of behavior from John Mayer. Not from you. (Deadline)

 

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Hall, Byrne, Woll, and Winstead In The Running To Be Sexually-Harassed By Casey Affleck On ‘The F Word’ Set http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hall-byrne-woll-and-winstead-in-the-running-to-be-sexually-harassed-by-casey-affleck-on-the-f-word-set/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hall-byrne-woll-and-winstead-in-the-running-to-be-sexually-harassed-by-casey-affleck-on-the-f-word-set/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Four young actresses are in the running to play opposite Casey Affleck in The F Word. Rebecca Hall, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rose Byrne, Deborah Ann Woll are expected to camera test for the female lead in the quirky, romantic comedy that appeared on the 2008 Black List. It tells the story of a couple who would like to date, but decide to be friends instead while wrestling with their attraction to one another over a long period of time. Personally, I think all of these actresses are perfect choices for the project and would like to see their careers take off. Sadly, there can be only one. It all depends on who tests best on-camera and freaks out the least when a naked Affleck crawls into her bed in the middle of the night. I think Rebecca Hall has a leg-up on this one. (Production Weekly via The Playlist)

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Four young actresses are in the running to play opposite Casey Affleck in The F Word. Rebecca Hall, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rose Byrne, Deborah Ann Woll are expected to camera test for the female lead in the quirky, romantic comedy that appeared on the 2008 Black List. It tells the story of a couple who would like to date, but decide to be friends instead while wrestling with their attraction to one another over a long period of time.

Personally, I think all of these actresses are perfect choices for the project and would like to see their careers take off. Sadly, there can be only one. It all depends on who tests best on-camera and freaks out the least when a naked Affleck crawls into her bed in the middle of the night. I think Rebecca Hall has a leg-up on this one. (Production Weekly via The Playlist)

 

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First Trailer For Ben Affleck’s Heist Movie ‘The Town’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/first-trailer-for-ben-afflecks-heist-movie-the-town/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/first-trailer-for-ben-afflecks-heist-movie-the-town/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Miss New England 2008 Attractive women in New England are few and far between, so when you meet one you had better jump on it. It doesn't matter where you meet. The bar, the Market Basket, and the bank that you are currently robbing are all perfectly acceptable places to pick up a comely, young lass. And that's exactly what Ben Affleck does in the trailer for his second directorial effort The Town. In this daring sequel, Jeremy Renner plays Will Hunting and Affleck reprises his role as Chuckie, who are now bank robbers inexplicably (note to self: fact check this later). Chuckie meets Rebecca Hall during a robbery and develops an attraction to her, even though he's got Blake Lively at home in denim cut-offs. Then Don Draper shows up and is all Mr. FBI Guy and there are a few shoot-outs and Slipknot masks. All in all, it looks really good! I'll see it. WATCH A MOODY MEDITATION ON WHAT DRIVES ONE TO STEAL, AND ALSO BLAKE LIVELY IN DENIM CUT-OFFS AFTER THE JUMP...

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Miss New England 2008

Attractive women in New England are few and far between, so when you meet one you had better jump on it. It doesn’t matter where you meet. The bar, the Market Basket, and the bank that you are currently robbing are all perfectly acceptable places to pick up a comely, young lass. And that’s exactly what Ben Affleck does in the trailer for his second directorial effort The Town.

In this daring sequel, Jeremy Renner plays Will Hunting and Affleck reprises his role as Chuckie, who are now bank robbers inexplicably (note to self: fact check this later). Chuckie meets Rebecca Hall during a robbery and develops an attraction to her, even though he’s got Blake Lively at home in denim cut-offs. Then Don Draper shows up and is all Mr. FBI Guy and there are a few shoot-outs and Slipknot masks. All in all, it looks really good! I’ll see it.

WATCH A MOODY MEDITATION ON WHAT DRIVES ONE TO STEAL, AND ALSO BLAKE LIVELY IN DENIM CUT-OFFS AFTER THE JUMP…


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