Jessica Chastain

Film Review: The 355 masks its genre simplicities with a willing cast and an escapism attitude

January 14, 2022

Whilst there’s nothing remotely original about The 355, that certainly doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of fun to be had with this slice of pure escapism fluff that manages to mask its simplicities with a willing cast and a scrappy, can-do attitude. Outside of directing, Simon Kinberg has a rather enviable resume.  He served as […]

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye is an uneven, yet entertaining biopic driven by a show-stopping Jessica Chastain: Sydney Film Festival Review

November 13, 2021

A film that’s likely to resonate with, or at least feel more familiar to American audiences, The Eyes of Tammy Faye does its best to clue in local Australian viewers as to just who was the larger-than-life personality Tammy Faye Bakker Messner.  An only-in-America type tale, Tammy Faye’s small-time Minnesota upbringing, where she “found Jesus” […]

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Film Review: Molly’s Game (USA, 2017) is as sophisticated as it is entertaining

February 1, 2018

Known for his rapid-fire flair for dialogue, writer Aaron Sorkin proves ideally suited to tackling the true story of Molly Bloom.  Bloom, a former professional skier, earned her stripes working under one of the co-owners of the infamous Viper Room as she recruited high-profile talent to take part in secretive poker games in the club’s […]

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Jessica Chastain to attend Q&A event in Sydney for Molly’s Game

January 19, 2018

Golden Globe award winning actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) is set to visit Sydney later this month in a brief promotional tour for her latest film, the biographical thriller Molly’s Game. Based on the true story of world-class skier turned Hollywood poker princess Molly Bloom, Molly’s Game has already earned Chastain her fifth Globe […]

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Film adaptation of The Division lands Syriana, Gold director

January 23, 2017

Ubisoft Motion Pictures has announced a surprising get for the upcoming film adaptation of 2016 online shooter The Division: <i>Syriana</i> writer/director Stephen Gaghan.

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The Division is officially getting a movie adaptation

August 3, 2016

We’ve heard the rumours for months but now Ubisoft Motion Pictures have officially announced that their newest IP, The Division is coming to the silver screen.

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Idris Elba & Jessica Chastain in talks for Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut

May 12, 2016

Idris Elba is in talks to star alongside Jessica Chastain in Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game. Chastain is in negotiations for the lead role of Molly Bloom. Elba’s role is as of yet unknown. Stung after failing to make the Olympic team, Bloom decided to take a year off before law school and get a job as […]

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Film Review: The Huntsman: Winter’s War (M) (US, 2016)

April 6, 2016

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the best fairytale retelling of them all? The Huntsman: Winter’s War might not be – but at least it’s an improvement on Snow White & the Huntsman. Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Eric/The Huntsman who’s given more depth and yes, a sad story in which most of his […]

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MTV unveils the first round of presenters for 2016 MTV Movie Awards!

March 24, 2016

On Tuesday, MTV announced the first round of presenters for this year’s MTV Movie Awards. The presenters announced for the first round are Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain from The Huntsmen: Winter’s War, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron from Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Olivia Munn from X-Men: Apocalypse and supermodel Gigi Hadid.  In case you missed it, this year the MTV […]

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New trailer lands for The Huntsman: Winter’s War

March 23, 2016

We’re coming up fast on Universal’s ‘clash of the fairytales’ blockbuster The Huntsman: Winter’s War and a new trailer for the film has been released. Heavily emphasizing the ‘winter’part of the title, the trailer introduces us to both Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain’s characters as well as the special-effects heavy queens they’ll do battle against […]

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Winter is coming in the trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War

February 14, 2016

There’s a new trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War, starring Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron and Jessica Chastain. The sequel to 2012’s Snow White and The Huntsman will see Hemsworth and Chastain’s characters caught up in a war for domination between two queens. Check out the trailer below: The Huntsman: Winter’s War releases in Australian cinemas on […]

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Check out the new The Huntsman: Winter’s War Trailer

November 19, 2015

The producer of Maleficient and Alice in Wonderland Joe Roth has brought The Huntsman: Winter’s War to life as it reveals how the fates of Huntsman Eric, played by Chris Hemsworth, and Queen Ravenna, played by Charlize Theron, are intertwined. Actress Emily Blunt is also part of the cast, playing the Queen’s sister, Freya, having […]

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Film Review: Crimson Peak (MA15+, USA, 2015)

October 17, 2015

The trailers released for Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak make the film look like a horror-infused haunted house type film. In actual fact it’s not; well not entirely anyway, since Del Toro has instead crafted a gothic romance film that harkens back to story-telling styles of yester-year – it just so happens to be set […]

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The Iris Interview: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway talk about working on Interstellar.

April 1, 2015

Ahead of its release on DVD and Blu-Ray next week (April 8th), Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain sat down to talk about working on Christopher Nolan’s epic Insterstellar – from the space suit to the film’s strong female characters – plus Matthew’s Academy Award and space exploration. Read on: What were the challenges of […]

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