Film | Anorak - Part 22

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Includes cinema reviews and trailers for upcoming films. A digest of the best and worst interviews on movies and cinema.

Keira Knightley And Carey Mulligan Never Let Me Go Red Carpet Photos

KEIRA Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield rocked up for the European premiere of Never Let Me Go at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. Knightley once told Allure magazine:

“I hate red-carpet events; I absolutely hate them. I don’t like the fact that people write, ‘Oh, you look like crap’ in print. Or ‘I don’t like your arms!’ ”

“I’m not Wonder Woman. I have self-esteem problems. Everybody does. You know, skinny people are allowed to feel shit about themselves.

“I haven’t got a clue about how much I weigh. I do not own any scales.”

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Posted: 13th, October 2010 | In: Film | Comments (3)

Russell Brand Wears Tom Cruise’s Killer Heels At Despicable Me Premier (Photos)

TO the premier of the cartoon film Despicable Me at the Empire, Leicester Square, London. Russell Brand give voice to a character called Dr Nefario, a criminal mastermind.

He also wore a pair of short stilts on his feet – Tom Cruise own-brand – and was interviewed by Jenni Falconer, an experience akin to having your ear rubbed along a wet bubble of washing up liquid.

Also there were a cluster of celebrity liggers and… Anneka Tanaka-Svenska. We have no idea who she is and fining out will only spoil the thrill of a name dreamt up by a Nippon-Scandinavian law firm…


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Russell Brand arriving for the European Premiere of Despicable Me at the Empire, Leicester Square, London.

Posted: 12th, October 2010 | In: Film | Comment

The Amanda Knox Story: Hayden Panettiere And Colin Firth Debate The Entertaining Murder

HAYDEN Panettiere is to portray Meredith Kercher’s murderer Amanda Knox in a chocolate box film TV called The Amanda Knox Story. In what still passes for reality, Raffaele Sollecito, Rudy Guede and Knox sexually assaulted Kercher and slashed the British girl’s throat with a knife in Perugia. That was way, way, way back in 2007.

Amanda Knox: ‘Shit Happens’ When A Stranger Strikes

Knox got 26 years jail – Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years while Guede got 30 years. Guede, who is black and from the Ivory Coast has not been heard of. But Knox, who is blonde and American, is a cause celebre for anyone wanting to bash the Italians and tap into a bit of sexy-drug-fulled scandal.

So. Can a young, fit, sexually active American be a murderer in a picturesque setting with coffee shops and an aqueduct? Well, yes.

Meredith Kercher Murder: Amanda Knox Says It’s Not ‘Fair’

Can a TV company make some cash and fiction from a girl’s brutal murder? Can it open up the story to a  debate? Yes. It’s already begun. Get a load of this from the Telegraph:

Colin Firth is to play a journalist investigating the mystery surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

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Posted: 10th, October 2010 | In: Film | Comments (2)

127 Hours Trailer: James Franco Is Cut And Alone With His Little Franco

JAMES Franco is the star of 127 Hours, the Hollywood-treated story of Aron Ralston, the climber who severed his own arm to escape being wedged in a mountain.

Franco is just about the most likable leading man right now. In the film, a bored and stressed Ralston masturbates. As is the way with all trite film interviews, the hack wonders how alike the star is to the character he plays. Franco amuses himself:

So, when I’m alone, I do masturbate a lot. I don’t know why. It’s like you have those days where it’s just like, I have a ton of writing to do, or a ton of reading to do, and you’re just like, OK, I’m going to be on the couch all day or in bed all day just doing that… I tend to have a four- or five-time day. So, I probably would have if I was stuck under a rock.”

Posted: 8th, October 2010 | In: Film | Comment

The Social Network Facebook Film Hits London: Photos

THE Social Network – aka the Facebook Movie – arrived in London. We went to see Aaron Sorkin, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake at a photocall for The Social Network at the Dorchester. As for the film, The Daily Beast’s Rebecca Davis O’Brien, says the film’s women who serve Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are “doting groupies, sexed-up Asians, vengeful sluts, or dumpy, feminist killjoys.” But not media whores? Why does the new media hate women as much as the old media?


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(left to right) Aaron Sorkin, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake at a photocall for new film The Social Network at the Dorchester in London.

Posted: 8th, October 2010 | In: Film | Comment