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    Carice van Houten on the Lighter Side of Her 'Game of Thrones’ Character Melisandre

    Melisandre has been a critical mover -- even birthing a demon to assassinate someone -- from her very first appearance in season two of "Game of Thrones." We sat down with Carice van Houten to discuss the welcome challenge of portraying an “evil” character, nudity in popular culture and her accompli...

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    Dane DeHaan Feeling 'Tulip Fever,' Melisandre Feels 'Incarnate,' Alan Arkin & Amanda Seyfried Have A ‘Wonderful Time’ & More

    Developing for nearly a decade, the adaptation of Deborah Moggach's "Tulip Fever"has seen all kinds of names — John Madden, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Peter Chelsom, Tom Hooper — kick the tires, but nothing coalesced. But earlier this year the wheels started spinning again with Alicia Vikander becam...

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    New Poster & Images From 'The Fifth Estate' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch As Julian Assange

    Prophet or pariah? That's the question that still surrounds Julian Assange, who even holed up in an Ecuadorian embassy in London, continues to make waves. It was actually two years ago when he warned iPhone, Blackberry and Gmail users about widespread surveillance—well in advance of Edward Snowden's...

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    Benedict Cumberbatch's WikiLeaks Movie Now Titled 'The Fifth Estate,' Will Hit Theaters On November 15th

    We're still over a month away from the 2013 Oscars, but consider the 2014 season open, courtesy of DreamWorks. The company (who are leading the field with "Lincoln" this year) have been prepping their WikiLeaks movie, directed by "Gods and Monsters" and "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" helmer Bill Condon, ...

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    'Game Of Thrones' Star Carice Van Houten Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In Bill Condon's Wikileaks Movie

    The star of Paul Verhoeven's undervalued "Black Book," Carice Van Houten, was tipped for big things after that film bowed in 2006. The actress picked up Hollywood roles in "Valkyrie" and "Repo Men" but neither role was particularly rewarding, and she had a quiet few years after. But the Dutch star (...

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    Interview with Carice van Houten - Star of Black Butterflies

    Here is a reposting of the interview I did a little less than a year ago with Carice before she took the Tribeca Film Festival by storm.

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    Review: 'Black Butterflies' Showcases A Life Of Art Overshadowed By A Life Of Sensuality

    Cinema has endured through the years not because it's a good time, or because it's a concise, closed method of storytelling. The format endures because of its innate flexibility, utilizing sound and visuals with the natural storytelling techniques of writers and directors that allows for int...

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    'Black Butterflies' Star Carice van Houten: 'I'm not a Bond girl...I'm a nerd man!'

    The gorgeous and talented Dutch actres Carice van Houten, best known for her acclaimed lead turn in "Black Book" from bad boy auteur Paul Verhoeven ("Basic Instinct"), turns in another searing dramatic performance as doomed real life South African poet Ingrid Jonker, in "Black Butterlies." The diffe...

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    Women Win Big Prizes at Tribeca Film Festival

    Lisa Aschan's Swedish film She Monkeys (which I missed and desperately want to see) won the best narrative at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. The film was written by Josefine Adolfsson and Lisa Aschan.

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    Interview with Paula van der Oest, Director of Black Butterflies (Repost)

    Black Butterflies is the tumultuous life story of South African poet Ingrid Jonker who struggled desperately to gain the love of the men in her life. Her father (played by Rutger Hauer) was an official in the apartheid government who censored work like Ingrid’s and felt she was an embarrassment to him. The two of them disagreed on politics and she could never get past the fact that he was never going to agree with and support her work. She also seemed to fall in love with inappropriate men and the love of her life novelist Jack Cope (Liam Cunningham) served as a father figure/lover, and while they loved each other deeply Ingrid ha...

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