Screen Junkies » saoirse ronan http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:34:42 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Film Cult Presents: Hanna http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/the-film-cult-presents-hanna/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/the-film-cult-presents-hanna/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 17:54:11 +0000 Philip Harris http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261696 Warning! Spoilers Ahead! I don’t normally review movies this recent, but having just seen it appear on another website’s list of ten movies one may have overlooked in the last...

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I don’t normally review movies this recent, but having just seen it appear on another website’s list of ten movies one may have overlooked in the last several years, I thought I’d give Hanna some due diligence, as I believe/pray/hope it will become a cult classic in years to come. It certainly deserves cult film status. While not a blockbuster, it’s still considered a financial success, having brought in a worldwide total of $63,782,078. While the movie’s numbers are solid, the fact remains many still have never even heard of or seen this film, which is disheartening because I think it’s one of the best films made in the last five years.

The premise is your classic sixteen-year-old girl who lives in the woods with her dad and has been trained as a total bad-ass ninja then is told she must meet her dad in Berlin after he alerts the CIA to their whereabouts. Hanna is also told that a woman named Marissa will try to kill her, so she better have been paying attention during all those karate and hunting lessons. Well, everything goes to plan, and maybe this is the only flaw in the movie: the big “reveal” is seen from a million miles away and everything expected to happen generally does. But, what happens is so much fun and exquisitely shot that I give the movie a pass for running out of steam three-quarters in.

In no small part is Hanna’s awesomeness due to its cast, which includes the queen of everything Beyoncé isn’t, Cate Blanchett, who celebrated a birthday earlier this week. As Marissa, her steely eyes and perfect southern accent give her such a sinisterly fun quality, one can’t help but be seduced by her intensity and earnestness, knowing full well that she wants to kill Hanna and you, if she had the chance. It’s one of Cate’s more understated roles (no Oscar nods or monarchs here) but it’s one of her most underrated. Incidentally, for another underrated Cate Blanchett vehicle, you should rent Bandits. She’s hilarious.

Moving on, Eric Bana, who I’d love to be my daddy stuck in the woods with any day of the week, plays Hanna’s father with an iron jaw and focused precision that wreaks of strength and confidence. Little good it does him. Saoirse Ronan, whom everyone should go see in The Grand Budapest Hotel, as Hanna has an ethereal beauty to her, so much so that one can almost believe that, while she’s a cold-blooded killer, her innocence is completely intact. Speaking of cast, keep an eye out for Michelle Dockery, Lady Mary herself, in an almost missable moment.

Cinematography is the other main reason this movie is so engrossing. The opening shots of a snow-covered Finland give justice to the stark beauty inherent to a desolate landscape. The same can be said for the shots taken of the dessert when Hanna escapes the CIA. To start in a landscape that feels very “north of the wall” then to take the viewer to the desert, where you can almost feel your own arms begin to sunburn, only to end up in an abandoned amusement park in the German forest leads me to believe that the filmmakers knew the whole film couldn’t run, as no story can, on premise alone. Run out of story? Only have chases left? Perfect, use stylistic choices any serious Tumblr addict would go mad for.

In reviewing this film, I’d also be remiss to mention several fun sequences. The first is when an English family help Hanna escape the desert. Hanna finds her equivalent in this family, a girl named Sophie, who is the comic core of the whole film. She delivers her quips in such perfectly obnoxious way you can’t help but be sad when Hanna must leave them behind. Really, Sophie’s hilarious. Also not to be missed is a super-quick fight sequence with Eric Bana. Again, it’s really the style here that’s most important. I don’t think this scene is an ode to The Wiz, but I could be wrong, because it looks like the same set, to me anyway. And finally, the other great scene is the chase in the shipyard, where all those crates provide enough wacky opportunities to give the whole thing a Bond feel that is rad as fuck.

With that, Hanna is an awesome film about a teenager ninja with a face made for Instagram. She’s got a hot dad, a secret she doesn’t even know, and one of the greatest actresses of our time is trying to kill her. What more could the public want beside a plot and premise that saw its way through to the end of the movie? Everyone’s so picky these days. This is a fun movie with gorgeous shots, hot actors, and yes even some great one-liners.

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‘The Host’ Trailer: Sexy Teens Versus Brain Slugs http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-host-trailer-sexy-teens-versus-brain-slugs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-host-trailer-sexy-teens-versus-brain-slugs/#comments Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:24:28 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253556 Just as ridiculous as 'Twilight' but without the silliness.

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The Host is back with another trailer to remind us that sci-fi nerd Andrew Niccol can get mushy too. But not if that means he has to sacrifice including sleek, futuristic cars. There’s only one proper way to direct an Andrew Niccol film and that’s by adding cool cars. And helicopters fighting trucks.

Based on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight follow-up, The Host trades sparkling skin for bizarro eyes and Kristen Stewart for an actress you don’t want to kick down a flight of stairs. When Earth is invaded by an advanced race of brain parasites, there are only a small number of sexy teens left to fight for the fate of mankind. Damn those brain slugs and their technological advancements and betterment of society. They won’t get away with that!

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Boy Meets Girl, Girls Becomes Alien In ‘The Host’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/boy-meets-girl-girls-becomes-alien-in-the-host-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/boy-meets-girl-girls-becomes-alien-in-the-host-trailer/#comments Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:34:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=252000 Because sparkling is so 2008.

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Don’t worry Twihards. Though your beloved film series is coming to an end, a new film is available from the brain of Stephanie Meyer. The premise of The Host is simple. It’s the future. Just about everyone has been body-snatched except for a small number of survivors. When the aliens close in on two characters from a Nicholas Sparks novel, the girl sacrifices herself. However, her strong will is able to resist the alien inside of her. Will the rebels and her boyfriend accept that? He had better. There’s a severe drought of hot tail in post-body snatcher America.

There’s no word yet if the young stars are an actual couple in real life or not, but I’m sure we’ll hear about it if they start banging.

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More Sexy Vampires In ‘Byzantium’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/more-sexy-vampires-in-byzantium/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/more-sexy-vampires-in-byzantium/#comments Sun, 15 May 2011 20:38:55 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212212 Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton are the latest to be turned into sexy vampires.

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Everyone knows sexy vampires are cool, and will remain cool indefinitely. It is with this in mind that director Neil Jordan is embarking on his latest project, Byzantium. And the lead sexy vampires have already been cast: Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) and Gemma Arterton. “But how are the two sexy vampires related to each other?” you’re asking yourself right now. Lucky for you, the answer is in this ploy synopsis:

“[Byzantium] details the story of a mother vampire who turns her own daughter into a vampire and the pair form a lethal partnership, sometimes posing as sisters.”

The original script is apparently based on a “youth theater play” (whatever that is), but according producers the movie is going into a “more adult, darker level.” So be warned: These aren’t just sexy vampires, these are really sexy vampires. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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‘The Host’ Has Found A Director (Again) In Andrew Niccol http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-host-has-found-a-director-again-in-andrew-niccol/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-host-has-found-a-director-again-in-andrew-niccol/#comments Thu, 12 May 2011 22:56:47 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211881 Between 'Gattaca' and this film, from now on, when you think "dystopia," think Andrew Niccol.

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Andrew Niccol loved The Host so much that he not only adapted the book into a screenplay, but now he’s directing the damn thing. The adaptation of Twilight scribe Stephanie Meyer’s follow-up novel has gotten traction with this news and last week’s announcement that Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) will be starring. The news of Niccol’s involvement at the helm comes after Susanna White, who was originally attached as the director, came and went from the project with little fanfare.

Niccol has a slightly more proven track record as a screenwriter than a director, but it was his work as both on the film Gattaca that led Meyer to feel comfortable lending her work to him for adaptation.

For those unfamiliar, The Host follows a girl named Melanie Stryder (Ronan) in a time when parasitic aliens invade human’s bodies, erasing their personalities and consciousness. However, Stryder proves to be more resistant in giving up fellow humans once she is “invaded,” inspiring the inhabitant soul to reconnect with elements of her old life, including her boyfriend (OMG!).

It helps to understand it if you’re an alienated 14 year-old that wishes they’d never been born. (Variety)

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Saoirse Ronan’s Body About To Get Snatched http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/saoirse-ronans-body-about-to-get-snatched/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/saoirse-ronans-body-about-to-get-snatched/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 18:35:17 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210222 If you're not into 'The Host' by Stephenie Meyer, you can just keep watching the skies instead.

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Author of the Twilight series Stephenie Meyer’s novel The Host is tailor-made for a filmed adaptation. In addition to her Twilight-bolstered value as a name-brand, the book has a nifty scifi hook, about aliens who steal people’s bodies and erase their personalities.

Now we know who’s going to play Melanie, the main character and leader of the human resistance against the body-snatchers (called “Souls,” but “body-snatcher” is way cooler and more accurate) – Hanna star Saoirse Ronan. She’s also playing “Wanderer,” who appears to be the chief body-snatcher, and who finds that Melanie doesn’t go as easy as her human compatriots do.

The script is by Andrew Niccol, famous for Gattaca and his script for The Truman Show. He originally wrote the script with an eye to direct, then dropped out, and is now back in as a possible director again. Maybe his erratic behavior can be explained by his being controlled by aliens. (Deadline)

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Joe Wright Casting Everyone You Would Expect Him To In ‘Anna Karenina’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joe-wright-casting-everyone-you-would-expect-him-to-in-anna-karenina/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joe-wright-casting-everyone-you-would-expect-him-to-in-anna-karenina/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2011 12:33:13 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205856 It's a who's who of whoever has worked with Joe Wright before.

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Joe Wright is getting all literary on our asses with his upcoming Anna Karenina adaptation, and he’s hired or is hoping to hire all of the actors you’d expect him to for a literary adaptation. Last we heard, Keira Knightley was his top pick, with Jude Law and Aaron Johnson also up for parts. They are all in with the addition of a few others.

“Keira’s confirmed, Jude Law’s confirmed, Aaron Johnson’s confirmed, Kelly Macdonald’s confirmed, Benedict Cumberbatch is confirmed. I’m still waiting on Saoirse and James,” Wright told The Playlist.

Of course, Saoirse and James refers to Seahorse Rainman Saoirse Ronan and James McAvoy. The Wright alums are up for unspecified roles, but it has been revealed that Keira Knightley will play the title role, Jude Law will chill as her drip of a husband, and Aaron Johnson will play the young soldier who she allows to crawl on top of her while naked. When the book was first released, their affair was deemed very illicit by Russian society. So let’s assume things will get pretty kinky. We’re talking Dirty Sanchezes, Glass Bottom Boats, and the potentially-fatal “Cumberbatch.”

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Review: Hanna http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-hanna/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-hanna/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2011 19:40:32 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204798 The action is cool, the characters are memorable and it’s made in a clear, exciting way.

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Hanna is the kind of action movie I enjoy, where you understand the visual language. You see a lot without explanation, and what you don’t quite see often tells more of the story. Modern audiences may call this revolutionary. Let’s go with “old school.”

In her first scene hunting a deer, Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) disappears instantly with a camera move. We always see stealthy killers disappearing in a cut, but it means a lot more to show it fluidly. Hanna’s been trained out in the snow by her father, Erik (Eric Bana). If the deer didn’t convince you, her fight with Erik shows you she’s got skills.

Marisa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett) is introduced dramatically, from behind during her daily routine. That pays off later when she brushes her teeth with less confidence. Wiegler provides a brief dossier, something genetic about Hanna and covert about Erik. She’s the bad guy.

I’m being glib because I think it’s perfect that they don’t over explain too much. Eventually you learn exactly what’s special about Hanna but only when it dramatically pays off. As far as I’m concerned they could leave it vague. We just need to know there’s a basic relationship and antagonism. The story and the actors deliver the gravitas without explaining this is why they’re acting this way.

You completely understand the methodology of Hanna’s skills. When she escapes, you don’t exactly see all her moves but you know what she’s doing and how she’s leveraging her opponents. In a flashback for Wiegler, you hear a car crashing off camera, because what’s important is Wiegler’s action. A gunfight has all to do with Wiegler reaching her gun some distance ahead of her.

Hanna is not just an action thriller though. Hanna hooks up with a traveling family in an RV. Their daughter, Sophie (Jessica Barden), is such a spoiled brat it’s an adorable counterpoint. When her mom (Olivia Williams) asks Hanna how her mom, her blunt honesty is priceless.

This is all a very technical way of saying Hanna is awesome. The action is cool, the characters are memorable and it’s made in a clear, exciting way.

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Hanna http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/hanna/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/hanna/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:07:04 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24926   Director: Joe Wright Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana Synopsis: A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission...

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Director: Joe Wright

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana

Synopsis: A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

Release Date: April 8, 2011

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Just One Of Armie Hammer Cast In ‘The Brothers Grimm: Snow White’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/just-one-of-armie-hammer-cast-in-the-brothers-grimm-snow-white/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/just-one-of-armie-hammer-cast-in-the-brothers-grimm-snow-white/#comments Sat, 26 Mar 2011 22:47:48 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203897 Maybe his twin can play the prince in one of the other 'Snow White' movies.

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You probably know Armie Hammer as the gifted actor who played not one, but both of the Winklevoss twins in David Fincher‘s The Social Network. How gifted? He’s apparently also able to take both of his bodies and merge into one in order to play fairy tale princes, as we now know he is in Th Brothers Grimm: Snow White, one of three Snow White movies currently in development. You might say they’re triplets, if triplets were born separately befor fighting each other to the death.

In case you don’t have your “upcoming Snow White adaptation” scorecard, this is the one directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell) with Julia Roberts as the evil queen, not the one that Viggo Mortensen told to go to hell. As for the title character, it’s not set in stone yet, but Saoirse Ronan is reportedly being looked at to play Snow White opposite Hammer. Hammer and Ronan both have big movies coming out, with the former appearing in Clint Eastood’s J. Edgar Hoover biopic, and the latter in Hannah. (via Deadline)

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Chloe Moretz And Every Other Young Actress Want In On ‘Hunger Games’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chloe-moretz-hunger-game/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chloe-moretz-hunger-game/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:34:23 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31480 The list of talented young actresses who have read for this film is intense.

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Chloe Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Kaya Scodelario, Emily Browning and Shailene Woodley are just a few of the actresses who are up for the lead in the high profile adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel The Hunger Games. Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Jennifer Lawrence are also in the running for the part of the poor teenage girl who offers to compete in the titular game, a televised fight to the death. According to Entertainment Weekly, there are upwards of thirty actresses in contention for this role. Considering many of these buzzed about actresses, including Ronan, Moretz, Roberts, and Steinfeld, are all top contenders for the role, perhaps they should have their own televised fight to to death. They could film it and release in on DVD a week before The Hunger Games comes out on March 23, 2012. Just spitballing here. (The Playlist)

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Joe Wright Promises A Kick-Ass Action Movie In ‘Hanna’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joe-wright-promises-a-kick-ass-action-movie-in-hanna/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joe-wright-promises-a-kick-ass-action-movie-in-hanna/#comments Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:57:07 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27824 The director of Atonement and Pride & Prejudice gets a little less proper.

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Okay, we haven’t covered a lot of Joe Wright movies before. Pride and Prejudice and Atonement aren’t exactly Screen Junkies types of films. His next movie is on our radar though. Hanna stars Saoirse Ronan as a teenager trained in survival and assassination. Even that outrageous premise sounds familiar these days, but Wright’s take is more arthouse. Hanna’s daring escapes and fights play with what you actually see in the editing.

“One of the reasons why I was excited to make the film was the formal challenge of shooting action,” Wright said at a reception for the film. “I think action is like pure cinema because it can’t be replicated in any other medium. With drama, you can put people on a stage. With photography, you can put it in a gallery. With action, it really only works in cinema and that’s because of montage. So I really enjoyed playing with the ellipses and the magic of Hanna’s action. It’s as much about what you don’t see as it is about what you do see.”

Hanna won’t look like the glossy Jerry Bruckheimer action movies, or even the gritty Bourne style that’s become all the rage. Wright is friends with Paul Greengrass and admires his game changer for the genre, but he looked to more obscure sources.

“I wanted to avoid the normal clichés of action stuff, so I looked at Robert Bresson’s film Pickpocket. I think his economy of action, the whole train station sequence, is extraordinary. Also Alwin Kuchler, my wonderful DoP, showed me Boy Meets Girl, his kind of very expressionistic action sequences, long running in those movies and I really enjoyed the idea of playing with the reality of what we were doing. When she’s running in the strobe lights for instance where she’s running on a running machine. She’s not actually moving at all. The lights and the camera created the movement and she’s actually staying completely still.”

The music of Hanna gives the film a unique voice too. Longtime friends with The Chemica Brothers, Wright hired them to do the score. “Before filming, I asked them to compose a couple of tracks. I told them that I wanted a kind of fucked up fairy tale theme that could be kind of whistled by the baddies throughout the movie later on. I kind of gave them cues and gave them bits of ideas. So once we had those tracks, we would play them while we were filming on a big sound system, or I’d just play their albums to give a rhythm. My editor, Paul Tothill who’s wonderful with music, so during post production, I send them a rough cut of the scene, they send me a track, I recut their track, send it back to them so there’s a constant kind of dialogue going on between us.”

Hanna hits theaters April 8.

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Watch ‘Hanna’ Kill Some FBI Agents. Ugh, Teenagers!! http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-hanna-kill-some-fbi-agents-teenagers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-hanna-kill-some-fbi-agents-teenagers/#comments Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:04:26 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=27019 Hug it out, bitch.

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This tense clip from Joe Wright‘s Hanna shows us what happens when Seahorse Regimine Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett‘s decoy agent (worst job ever) decide to hug it out while Blanchett watches helplessly in her standard issue Agent Scully costume. If  the rest of the film stands up to this scene, we’re in for a treat. And if it does well enough, maybe we’ll see a Hanna Vs. Hit Girl spin-off. (Guardian)

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New ‘Hanna’ Trailer Still Doesn’t Show Hanna’s Softer Side http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-hanna-trailer-still-doesnt-show-hannas-softer-side/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-hanna-trailer-still-doesnt-show-hannas-softer-side/#comments Thu, 03 Feb 2011 23:42:11 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=24663 The international trailer for Hanna is out, and it's equally kick-ass as the US trailer.

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The international trailer for Hanna is out, and it’s equall kick-ass as the U.S. trailer, but with a slightly different focus. While the US trailer focused a little more on her upbringing, this trailer sheds a little more light on her life on the run once her card has been pulled by the powers that be. It also merits mentioning that both trailers show her snapping that Southern chick’s neck like a twig, which is worth the price of admission right there.

This new trailer shows Hanna as more of a fish-out-of-water and insinuates at the end that should could be just plain evil, but I don’t buy that for a second. Not our Hanna.

Either way, this video just affirms my belief that this movie is going to be really great. Which is what a trailer is supposed to do, so…good job, Team Hanna. (/Film)

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Saoirse Ronan Will Get Low In ‘The Hobbit’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/saoirse-ronan-will-get-low-in-the-hobbit/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/saoirse-ronan-will-get-low-in-the-hobbit/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:26:22 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22909 Saoirse Ronan has been confirmed to join the cast of The Hobbit, though the her role hasn't been specified.

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The murky soap opera that is Peter Jackson‘s development of The Hobbit just got slightly less cloudy with the confirmation from Ros Hubbard, the casting director, that Saoirse Ronan has been cast in an unspecified role, though rumors have it that she will be playing Itaril. Ronan was hopeful for the part as little as two weeks ago, intimating that she would a role if she was offered one, but, at that point, the producers had shown her no love.

The lovelessness was short-lived, however. With Ronan’s recent pedigree and looks, it’s hard to rule her out of any casting decisions, even if those decisions involve little people kickin’ it in Middle Earth. Ronan has garnered buzz for her starring role in Hanna in which she is compelled to assassinate her own father, played by Eric Bana. That role follows well-received turns in both Atonement and The Lovely Bones, which indicate that she might want to go with a comedy next time out to prove she has the whole package. I hear Rob Schneider‘s been wanting to work with her for ages. (/Film)

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Saoirse Ronan Kills First, Asks Questions Never http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/hannah-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/hannah-trailer/#comments Mon, 20 Dec 2010 23:46:57 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=13003 Someone put a leash on Saoirse Ronan. In this new trailer for Joe Wright's Hannah, she attempts to claw Eric Bana's face off, and successfully kills Cate Blanchett's stand-in.

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Someone put a leash on Saoirse Ronan. In this new trailer for Joe Wright‘s Hannah, she attempts to claw Eric Bana’s face off, and successfully kills Cate Blanchett’s stand-in. If Blanchett did stunts herself we would have lost a treasured thespian. Child actors, man. Animals.

In the film, Ronan plays a Swedish teenage assassin who was trained by her father, an ex-CIA spook. He sends her out on a mission, shit gets real, she bolts, and agents dispatched by ruthless operative Blanchett give chase. You mess with Blanchett’s stand-in, you mess with Blanchett herself. Or someone playing her.

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Ed Harris Walks It Out In New ‘The Way Back’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/ed-harris-walks-it-out-in-new-the-way-back-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/ed-harris-walks-it-out-in-new-the-way-back-trailer/#comments Thu, 04 Nov 2010 21:33:36 +0000 Reza F. Personally, I don’t even like walking to the TV when I can’t find the remote, let alone across a tundra, desert, and over mountains. But I guess that’s what seperates...

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Personally, I don’t even like walking to the TV when I can’t find the remote, let alone across a tundra, desert, and over mountains. But I guess that’s what seperates me from the Ed Harrises and Jim Sturgesses of the world. In this new trailer for Peter Weir‘s The Way Back, we follow a group of soldiers imprisoned in Siberia.

Deciding that prison sucks because it’s too cold and they’re tired of watching one another sh*t, they team up to escape. And then they walk really far. Through the Arctic, the Gobi desert, and over the Himilayas. Why though? Was the prison really looking that hard for them after a few days of searching? They probably could have just moved a few towns over and grown mustaches. Dummies.

Walk it out after the jump…

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Director Peter Weir is back with The Way Back, another tale of epic proportions. The film stars Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, and Ed Harris, and tells of prisoners escaping from a Soviet gulag who have to brave the harsh elements to get back home.

We’ve seen survival stories such as this dozens of times, but Weir usually never disappoints. I’m big fan of The Truman Show, Master and Commander, and of course Dead Poets Society. The Way Back doesn’t feature a bearded and dramatic Robin Williams, mind you, but I’ll check it out anyway.

The Way Back opens December 29th in Los Angeles to make the Oscar cut, and then rolls out across the rest of the country in January.

Check out the trailer below.


The Way Back – Trailer
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The Way Back http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-way-back/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-way-back/#comments Fri, 08 Oct 2010 15:54:22 +0000 Reza F. Director: Peter Weir Cast: Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Saorise Ronan Synopsis: A fact-based story centered on soldiers who escaped from a Siberian gulag in 1940. Release Date: December 29, 2010

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Director: Peter Weir

Cast: Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Saorise Ronan

Synopsis: A fact-based story centered on soldiers who escaped from a Siberian gulag in 1940.

Release Date: December 29, 2010

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