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You can’t outrun family, and that marks the central theme of “The Glass Castle,” the adaptation of the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls, that will offer a bit of counter-programming this summer. Brie Larson takes the lead role, reteaming with “Short Term 12” director Destin Daniel Cretton, in the film which tracks Walls’ wild upbringing and how she reconciled with it as an adult. Continue reading Brie Larson Is Haunted By Her Past In First Trailer For ‘The Glass Castle’ at The Playlist.

“The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves… ” is the tagline for “Gypsy” the new psychosexual thriller and mini-series starring Naomi Watts from Netflix. “I find an identity crisis a fascinating subject,” Watts recently told EW, not unfamiliar to parts like these. “I grew up in a world where I was moving around a lot as a kid. When you physically move into a new environment, you have to reshape your identity in order to feel comfortable, so I think I understand that exploration of one’s identity. Continue reading ‘Gypsy’: Naomi Watts Breaks The Rules In First Trailer For Netflix’s Psychological Thriller at The Playlist.

Very well-made, very sweet-natured and very, very familiar: how strange that Philippe Falardeau‘s “Chuck,” a based-in-truth film about pretty much the definition of a confrontational sport —boxing— should feel cosy as a down comforter from beginning to end. Maybe it’s that the picture signals a love for its flawed-but-forgivable central character Chuck “The Bayonne Bleeder” Wepner early on, so that we’re aware nothing very bad will happen (or if it does, he’ll learn his lesson). Continue reading Liev Schreiber Is The Real-Life Rocky In Warm, Well-Made Boxing Movie ‘Chuck’ [Review] at The Playlist.

She’s one of our best working actresses, but the career of Naomi Watts has had ups and down recently. In the plus category, an Oscar-nominated turn in “The Impossible,” plus acclaimed turns in critical and commercial hits like “Birdman,” “St. Vincent” and “While We’re Young.” In the minus, a thankless role in franchise fare “The Divergent Series,” and some disastrous smaller pictures like “Demolition,” “The Sea Of Trees” and horror movie “Shut In.” But 2017 looks like it’ll be a good one for Watts fans: she’s in theaters twice this week in “3 Generations” and “Chuck,” has Colin Trevorrow’s “The Book Of Henry,” and has a meaty role alongside Woody Harrelson and Brie Larson in potential awards contender “The Glass Castle.” But the project that might have the biggest impact is, in a sign of the times, on the small screen, as Watts has followed friend and fellow Australian Nicole Kidman into the world of prestige TV, and a first look at the series has arrived. Continue reading First Look At Naomi Watts & Billy Crudup In New Netflix Drama Series ‘Gypsy’ at The Playlist.

Roaring into theaters this Friday is “The Fate Of The Furious” (read our review!), the eighth (eighth!) in the enduring, and somehow ever-growing, “The Fast And The Furious” franchise. The series has consistently added new blood into the mix as a way of keeping things fresh, with Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham among the big-ticket additions to the series, but the upcoming movie comes with something of a credibility boost, with not one but two Oscar-winning actresses getting in on the fun, in the shape of Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. Continue reading 20 Great Actors & The Roles They Probably Just Did For The Money at The Playlist.

Leo Tolstoy nailed the universal truth about family on its head in the opening sentence of Anna Karenina – “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Family, in whatever shape or size, is always complicated, messy and crazy – but we wouldn’t trade our own for any other in the world (most of the time). Gaby Dellal’s (“On a Clear Day,” “Angels Crest”) latest film “3 Generations,” being finally released by The Weinstein Company after debuting at TIFF back in 2015, stars Naomi Watts (“Mulholland Drive”), Elle Fanning (“20th Century Women”) and Susan Sarandon (“Thelma & Louise,” “Feud”) as members of a unique family undergoing a period of transition. Continue reading It’s A Shame About Ray; Harvey Weinstein Just Won’t Let Go Of ‘3 Generations’ [Watch Trailer] at The Playlist.