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James McAvoy

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  • 'X-Men: First Class': January Jones goes from 'Mad' to mutant

     
    COVER STORY: When January Jones was initially cast as mutant telepath Emma Frost in “X-Men: First Class,” she was eager to for the chance to break out of the retro 1960s world of Betty Draper, her character on “Mad Men.” Imagine the...
  • Cover story: X-Men head back to school with 'First Class'

     
    “X-Men: First Class” is a prequel and franchise revival that goes back to the younger days of Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X, and Erik Lehnsherr, better known as Magneto and portrayed in this film by Michael Fassbender. The movie marks the re...
  • Elton John, Emily Blunt premiere 'Gnomeo & Juliet' in Hollywood

     
    Emily Blunt, Disney's latest leading lady, might sum up her new flick "Gnomeo & Juliet" best: "I thought, 'This story's definitely not been done before, garden gnomes doing Shakespeare.'" Indeed the kitschy lawn characters bring the classic "Romeo and...
  • Movie Preview: The Conspirator

     
    Here's Robert Redford's all-star version of the Lincoln assassination and ensuing trial of those who may have assisted John Wilkes Booth. “The Conspirator” stars James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Colm Meaney, Alexis Bledel, Evan...
  • Movie Review: Gnomeo & Juliet

     
    “Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny…” And at about this point the gnome reciting the prologue to “Romeo and Juliet” is yanked off stage by...
  • Film review: 'Gnomeo & Juliet'

     
    You know how on Christmas, if you've been a bad child, your big present is supposed to be a lump of coal? I've often wondered what the Valentine's Day equivalent would be: rancid chocolates? Snapshots of your loved one snuggling with someone else? Your...
  • Watch the 'X-Men: First Class' trailer

     
    Historical crisis, heavy metal soundtrack, missiles exploding, James McAvoy making serious faces -- looks pretty great to us. What do you think, Brand Xers? "First Class" is due in theaters on June 3; here's our previous coverage of the upcoming mutant...
  • Is it wise, Netflix, to remake ‘House of Cards’?

     
    Neflix is reportedly interested in acquiring an American version of "House of Cards" from director David Fincher ("The Social Network," "Zodiac") and star Kevin Spacey. I'm sure that would be a big deal for Netflix, but it makes me wonder: Why fiddle with...
  • Live action ‘Akira’ has a big name screenwriter, is pitched to Pattinson, Garfield and McAvoy

     
    Apparently, American actors aren't in the running for the live-action version of the cyberpunk comic/manga turned anime classic “Akira,” which veteran screenwriter Steve Kloves (All the “Harry Potter” scripts, plus “...
  • 'The Conspirator' movie premiere: Robert Redford, James McAvoy, Robin Wright hatch a plot

     
    Stars and supporters of the Robert Redford-directed film "The Conspirator" gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday for the premiere of the Civil War-era film starring Robin Wright and James McAvoy. "The Conspirator," a film about the trial of...
  • James McAvoy’s next one — ‘Welcome to the Punch’

     
    The editor who used to gripe “You say that all the time” has moved on, so let me repeat that old Hollywood maxim — ALWAYS announce your NEXT project before the first ticket is ripped on your current one. James McAvoy won't do himself any...
  • Movie Review: The Conspirator

     
    A battle-scarred lawyer starts to wonder what he was fighting for when he faces a military court bent on revenge and a nation willing to forget the Constitution to have that revenge in “The Conspirator,” Robert Redford's courtroom drama...