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Trailer watch: Penelope Cruz in The Counselor

Rarely does Ridley Scott undertake a project that goes without a genuine buzz about it. His latest project, titled The Counselor, is no different. Featuring an A-list cast that boasts Michael Fassbender, Penolope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt, the thriller is about a lawyer who gets involved in drug trafficking. From it we see his involvement soon unravels his life and those around him.

Written by noted author and playwright Cormac McCarthy (The Road), The Counselor is set for release this October.

We’re thinking a little bit of Traffic, a little bit of Crash, and some 21 Grams. Check out the teaser trailer below.


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Oscar winners announced; Daniel Day-Lewis, No Country For Old Men win big

OscarsGlitz and glam made a return to Hollywood as the 80th edition of the Academy Awards returned with full flair. The post-strike event was a “back to business” affair with all the red carpet pageantry and celebrity returning to show after worries the strike would drastically alter the program.

Worries were cast aside as big names rolled in and picked up a few shiny gold statuettes- with the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis, The Coen Brothers, Marion Cotillard, and Tilda Swinton winning in their respective categories. Day-Lewis, already a Best Actor winner for his role in 1989’s My Left Foot, scooped up the Best Actor Oscar for this role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s much talked-about film, There Will Be Blood.

The Coen Brothers also won big on the night, pulling in the Best Director(s) statue for Continue reading