Dakota Fanning

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in August

Hello there, moviegoers, and hasn’t this summer been a bit of a slog? The appropriately overcooked and instantly forgettable The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dropped only in May, but it’s seemed like an eternity since we were giggling at Electrified Jamie Foxx™; now it’s August, and the fall — aka “good movie season” — is just around the corner. Though this month offers little to look forward to from the studios (another Step Up, another Expendables, a Twister rip-off, and God help us, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot), here are some four-star indies to get you through to September. … Read More

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Elizabeth Olsen Sings Rilo Kiley’s “Go Ahead” in Clip From ‘Very Good Girls’

In a new clip from Naomi Foner’s Very Good Girls, Elizabeth Olsen sits in a Greenpoint cafe (perhaps you recognize it) strumming… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in July

Last weekend, Transformers: Age of Extinction — Michael Bay’s latest, nearly-three-hour love letter to shit blowing up, orange women in short shorts, and editorial incoherence — grossed $300 million worldwide. In one weekend. If that information, and what it means for the ongoing dumbing-down and sequel-ization of mainstream moviemaking, isn’t enough to get you to the art house this month out of sheer principle, here are a few indie movies worth making the trek for as well. … Read More

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Very Good Girls and ‘Ultraviolent’ Anti-Feminists: Links You Need to See

Between the impending releases of Lana Del Rey’s much-hyped Ultraviolence (it’s hard to avoid when she’s nibbling – but, like, hardcore nibbling – a cigarette on every billboard in NYC) and the June 6 release of OITNB, it wasn’t hard to gather today’s buzz-worthy links; enjoy! … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in May

Tonight, a certain overworked web slinger will swing into something like 4000 screens across the country, kicking off the summer movie season in an appropriate fashion: with a big, dumb, terrible franchise movie that will gross more money than most of us can even imagine. But don’t worry — contrary to what the ubiquitous marketing campaigns of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and a handful of others might indicate, there are other movies coming out this summer, and here are a few worth seeking out this month. … Read More

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Watch Trailer for ‘Old Joy’ Director’s New Film ‘Night Moves’

While Night Moves may, from its title alone, sound like an episode of the failed HBO sitcom Hello Ladies, it is actually Meek’s Cutoff and Old Joy director… Read More

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5 Great Tony Scott Films Worth Reconsidering

We’re all shocked and saddened by the news that filmmaker Tony Scott, 68, died Sunday in what appears to be a suicide (possibly prompted by inoperable brain cancer). As tributes and obits roll out today, most will identify Scott with Top Gun, his biggest commercial success — but as with most filmmakers, his biggest hit was far from his finest work. Though Scott never quite made the move from blockbuster-maker to critical and Oscar darling that his brother Ridley did, the second half of his career was marked by entertainments that refused to pander or condescend to their audience in the way that big-budget action films often did. He was a filmmaker who first found a style and then found substance, and it’s worth taking a moment to praise a few of his films that may have been under-appreciated or undervalued. Five of our favorites are collected after the jump. … Read More

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Photos of Celebrities in Their Graduation Caps and Gowns

It’s graduation season, folks! Will you be donning a hard-earned tassel? Or cheering from the audience? Or, perhaps, sitting on the Internet, avoiding the notoriously long ceremonies altogether? If that’s the case, we can guarantee you wouldn’t want to skip a graduation if Jay-Z or James Franco were involved (although we’re pretty sure the latter has earned degrees from about 60 percent of all schools at this point, so there’s a good chance he’ll be at your local university’s ceremony). Anyway, after the jump, we’ve gathered 9 fun photos of celebrities in caps and gowns to celebrate the season. … Read More

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This Week in Trailers: "Men In Black III," "ParaNorman," "Ice Age," and More

Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. We’ve got seven new trailers for you this week, including new looks at the Men in Black and Ice Age sequels, as well as the latest from the creators of Coraline. Check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments. … Read More

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Dakota Fanning’s Perfume Ad Banned in the UK

You don’t normally think of the words “Dakota Fanning” and “scandal” in the same sentence — unless you count the time that Kathy Griffin made an inappropriate (but hilarious!) rehab joke about the then child star on the red carpet at the 2005 Golden Globes, and later had to apologize. But today The… Read More

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