Articles tagged emily blunt

25 Sep 2015 // 9:11 AM

Emily Blunt Questioned FBI Agents to Prepare for ‘Sicario’

It’s a role that relies heavily on Blunt’s relatability, a quality, along with her sense of humor, that unites the mostly disparate performances on her resume.

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In ‘Sicario’, the War Is Next Door

The collapsing world order is chillingly illuminated in Denis Villeneuve’s stark cartel thriller.

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Emily Blunt Hopes ‘Sicario’ Brings About ‘Great Discussion’

“One of the strongest themes in this film is these cycles of violence,” Blunt said. “And is that necessarily the solution — to meet violence with further violence?"

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‘Wild Target’: Moral Ambiguity Without Messy Drool

Thoughtfully drawn characters give audiences something to relate to and laugh at in the offbeat comedy, Wild Target.

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Emily Blunt strapped herself into a corset to make an old monarch young again

Victoria is a typical teenager: feisty, music-loving fashionista, dance-mad and boy crazy, but hemmed in by the boring adults who want to control her life.

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Off Balance Comedy Could Use Some ‘Cleaning’

It’s a part of life we generally don’t think about - mostly because it reminds us of our own morality, and because of

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23 Mar 2009 // 3:14 AM

Actress Emily Blunt: A star who’s about to be born

Despite indelible performances as Anne Hathaway’s tormentor in “The Devil Wears Prada” and as Tom Hanks’ seductress/underwear model in “Charlie Wilson’s War,”

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When this British actress chooses film roles, the accent is on America

Emily Blunt is British to the core, London-born, a veteran of the West End stage and many a BBC production. But in spite of break-out

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13 Mar 2009 // 5:02 AM

Sunshine Cleaning

Despite occasional nuances, we can see from a long way off where Sunshine Cleaning is headed.

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23 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

Charlie Wilson’s War

Sorkin's signature dialogue -- smart, rapid fire chatter that packs a punch -- makes this the most engaging poli-sci class you'll ever attend.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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20 Dec 2007 // 9:00 PM

Charlie Wilson’s War

Like The West Wing, Charlie Wilson's War is leftish and glib, entertaining and exasperating, and written by Aaron Sorkin.

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28 Sep 2007 // 2:28 AM

The Jane Austen Book Club

The movie abandons any aspiration to Austen's wit or social critique, and lapses instead into total triteness.

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5 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

According to this film women in power are cruel, lonely, and constantly paranoid; not to mention supremely non-sexual.

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30 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

'You sold your soul the first time you put on that pair of Jimmy Choos.' So ascertains Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), editor-in-chief at Runway magazine, disdainful of her self-doubting assistant. And so she summarizes yet another tale of a little girl who finds corruption in the big city.

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Empire

Empire can best be summed up as a buddy movie-cum-hero's journey update of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

My Summer of Love (2004)

Their romance seems alternately fluid and jaunty, as they explore one another and their own feelings.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

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"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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