Tag Archives: Elizabeth Olsen
The visual effects department had to do a pretty bang-up job to make Joseph Gordon-Levitt look even remotely similar to a young
yippee ki-yaying mother-f---er Bruce Willis in Rian Johnson's time-hopping "Looper," but since Hollywood's baddest, baldest ass-kicker was blessed with three daughters and no sons in real life, there wasn't much of a choice. Sure, all that pain and suffering ultimately paid off, but there are some people who've got it way, way easier. Get More »
Actor Josh Radnor is mostly known as hopeless romantic Ted Mosby on the hit show, "How I Met Your Mother," though he garnered much more deserved attention for his first feature, "HappyThankYou-MorePlease" (not a typo, I promise), which won the Audience Award for Drama at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The central theme in "HTYMP" is the hardships of falling in love as an adult. Life would certainly be so much more pleasant if finding "the one" was as easy as movies make it seem to be, no? Get More »
A 35-year-old man falls for a 19-year-old woman ... oh, the cutesy conflicts of twee indie melodramas.
In case you didn't know that life isn't quite all you think it's going to be once you leave the alternate reality that is college, Josh Radnor has made a movie about it. And he even got Elizabeth Olsen to play the teenage vixen who represents the life he kinda wishes he could go back to. Get More »
This week: Elizabeth Olsen plays a young woman who helps her father and uncle prepare their boarded-up summer home only to become trapped inside with a killer in "Silent House," a low-budget horror movie originally said to be shot in one long, continuous take.
Also new this week is the romantic drama "The Deep Blue Sea" with Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston, the supernatural thriller "Monitor" with Noomi Rapace and the Blu-ray debut of 1996's "The Island of Dr. Moreau" starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. Get More »
They may be brothers and sisters in real life, but in the acting world, sibling actors are often fierce competitors. Sometimes they're even up for the same roles.
You could call these cases of sibling rivalry being played out on the big screen a real family affair, along the lines of "Mom always liked you best."
We've come up with a list of top actors who have competing brothers or sisters. Vote on your favorites of each brother-brother, brother-sister or sister-sister pairing -- and may the best siblings win. Get More »
The new trailer for the upcoming multi-generational romantic comedy "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" and it's got a little something for everyone thanks to a cast that includes Oscar winners (Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener), fan favorites (the always hunky Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and up-and-coming young stars (Elizabeth Olsen and Chace Crawford).
Take that, bloated summer action blockbusters! Get More »
Houses: They're scary. You know, all those weird noises in the middle of the night, the creaks and groans and winds whipping through the eaves? That stuff can keep a fella awake at night.
In fact, just about the only thing scarier than a noisy house is a silent house — so it's lucky that you're sure to break your own home's silence with a deafening scream of joy when you get a load of our new "Silent House" giveaway.
Sorry, neighbors. But we can't keep silent about this one any longer. Get More »
Unlike many young ingénues, whose roles are as much about hair and makeup as substance, Elizabeth Olsen's roles in spooky thrillers "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and the upcoming "Silent House," make it clear that the actress isn't just another pretty face; she's a creeper too.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olsen will continue her work in the "freaking the bejesus out of audiences genre" with a possible starring role in Spike Lee's joint/adaptation of South Korean director Park Chan-wook's psychological thriller "Oldboy."
The film tells the story of a kidnapped businessman, played by Josh Brolin, who is unexpectedly released by his captors after fifteen years, only to find himself caught in a web of manipulation and torture. Get More »
This week: Leonardo DiCaprio plays the FBI's most enigmatic leader in "J. Edgar," Ben Stiller teams up with Eddie Murphy for "Tower Heist," a "Shrek" favorite spins off on his own in the animated "Puss in Boots," and Elizabeth Olsen escapes from a dangerous cult in "Martha Marcy May Marlene." Get More »
We've been wondering who the next "Harry Potter" alum would be to shoot out of the gates after Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
It looks like Tom Felton, who got his big break playing the terminally creepy Draco Malfoy, will be next in line, or it could be if he signs up for a leading role in "'Therese Raquin."
If he does join the production, Felton will be taking a goth-y period piece tip from his former costar Radcliffe, whose new movie "The Woman in Black" is doing well at the box office. "Raquin," which is based on the novel by Emile Zola, is a drama set in the 19th century about love, murder and ghosts, all things that Felton would feel right at home with after his years at Slytherin. Elizabeth Olsen and Glenn Close were first linked to the project last November. Get More »