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August 22, 2011 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
Jim Sturgess first met Anne Hathaway at what is known in Hollywood as a chemistry read, an audition to test two actors' shared magnetism. Hathaway had already been cast as Emma Morley, the bookish protagonist of the English love story "One Day," and Sturgess had made it through two rounds of auditions for the part of Dexter Mayhew, Emma's roguish best friend and the object of nearly two decades of her longing. "It's kind of weird to meet for the first time," said Sturgess, who turned up for an early August interview in Beverly Hills with two days' worth of stubble and a garment bag slung over his shoulder.
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March 14, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
It's best not to overthink the sci-fi love story "Upside Down" and just enjoy its dazzling visuals, dream-like inventiveness and lush romanticism. Writer-director Juan Solanas' dystopian concoction is set in twinned worlds with opposite gravity pulls: the bleak, impoverished "Down Below" and "Up Top," a wealthy hub of industry and exploitation. These inverted planets (they often strikingly share the same frame here), are ruled by the sinister, all-powerful Transworld Corp., whose soaring headquarters connects both worlds and provides the only legal access between them.
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January 3, 2008
Adventure: In an interview in the February issue of Vanity Fair, Steven Spielberg promises that "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," the fourth film in his action adventure franchise, will have more of a sci-fi bent but will retain the spirit of its predecessors. Due out this summer, the film sees Harrison Ford reprise his role as the world-weary archaeologist, while actors Shia LaBeouf and Cate Blanchett join the ensemble. -- Film festival: Director Robert Luketic's Vegas-set drama "21" will open the 15th annual edition of South by Southwest's Film Conference & Festival on March 7. Based on a book by Ben Mezrich, the film stars Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne and recounts how six college students became expert card counters.
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July 26, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Thursday morning, fans of David Mitchell's mind-blowing novel "Cloud Atlas" discovered the trailer of the upcoming film version was online. However, that was a little earlier than Warner Bros. intended, and some websites have taken it down at the studio's request. I saw it at JoBlo.com , where it may still be available. "Cloud Atlas," which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, is a novel that works really, really well as a book, but some of its greatest pleasures come from exactly that bookishness. It is set across hundreds of years.
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March 14, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
It's best not to overthink the sci-fi love story "Upside Down" and just enjoy its dazzling visuals, dream-like inventiveness and lush romanticism. Writer-director Juan Solanas' dystopian concoction is set in twinned worlds with opposite gravity pulls: the bleak, impoverished "Down Below" and "Up Top," a wealthy hub of industry and exploitation. These inverted planets (they often strikingly share the same frame here), are ruled by the sinister, all-powerful Transworld Corp., whose soaring headquarters connects both worlds and provides the only legal access between them.
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July 26, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Thursday morning, fans of David Mitchell's mind-blowing novel "Cloud Atlas" discovered the trailer of the upcoming film version was online. However, that was a little earlier than Warner Bros. intended, and some websites have taken it down at the studio's request. I saw it at JoBlo.com , where it may still be available. "Cloud Atlas," which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, is a novel that works really, really well as a book, but some of its greatest pleasures come from exactly that bookishness. It is set across hundreds of years.
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December 29, 2010 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
A small group of determined survivors walks together toward freedom ? through a forest, a blizzard, a desert, across mountains. From this elemental premise comes the basic drama of "The Way Back," a based-in-fact tale of a how a handful of prisoners escaped from a Soviet gulag in 1940 and walked some 4,000 miles from Siberia to India. The film, the first from director Peter Weir since "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" in 2003 and opening Wednesday in a brief local run for awards qualification before returning to theaters next month, is by turns rigorously spare, bracingly direct and then disconcertingly inclined toward an ill-fitting sentimentality.
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January 11, 2011 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In Peter Weir's "The Way Back," which opened late last month for a brief Oscar-qualifying run and releases again on Jan. 21, a group of prisoners escapes a Stalin-era Siberian gulag by walking all the way to India. The film is structured very much as an ensemble, with equal moments given to Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell and others, but it is British-born actor Jim Sturgess, portraying a Polish prisoner named Janusz, who is in many ways the audience's point of entry. The story not only opens with him, but also his character's desire to return to his wife is the emotional fulcrum on which the action moves.
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October 11, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan
"Cloud Atlas," based on the 2004 novel by David Mitchell, tells six nested stories spanning several hundred years and three continents. Cast members including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Jim Broadbent play multiple interconnected roles across the centuries. 1. In 1849 in the remote South Pacific, where the slave trade is flourishing, Dr. Goose (Hanks) administers medicine of dubious value to naive traveler Adam Ewing (Jim Sturgess). Ewing's peculiar connection to a slave creates trouble aboard their ship.
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August 18, 2011
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August 22, 2011 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
Jim Sturgess first met Anne Hathaway at what is known in Hollywood as a chemistry read, an audition to test two actors' shared magnetism. Hathaway had already been cast as Emma Morley, the bookish protagonist of the English love story "One Day," and Sturgess had made it through two rounds of auditions for the part of Dexter Mayhew, Emma's roguish best friend and the object of nearly two decades of her longing. "It's kind of weird to meet for the first time," said Sturgess, who turned up for an early August interview in Beverly Hills with two days' worth of stubble and a garment bag slung over his shoulder.
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August 19, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"One Day" seemed so promising given its pedigree — lovely and sensitive actors Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess at the forefront; Lone Scherfig, a master of intimacy in the director's chair; and David Nicholls adapting his own bestselling romance novel. But as so often happens with love, what you hope for is not even close to what you get, and in this case we are left with a heartbreaking disappointment of a film. It starts off in Edinburgh, Scotland, one day in 1988, July 15 to be exact, when Emma (Hathaway)
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January 11, 2011 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In Peter Weir's "The Way Back," which opened late last month for a brief Oscar-qualifying run and releases again on Jan. 21, a group of prisoners escapes a Stalin-era Siberian gulag by walking all the way to India. The film is structured very much as an ensemble, with equal moments given to Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell and others, but it is British-born actor Jim Sturgess, portraying a Polish prisoner named Janusz, who is in many ways the audience's point of entry. The story not only opens with him, but also his character's desire to return to his wife is the emotional fulcrum on which the action moves.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2008
Adventure: In an interview in the February issue of Vanity Fair, Steven Spielberg promises that "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," the fourth film in his action adventure franchise, will have more of a sci-fi bent but will retain the spirit of its predecessors. Due out this summer, the film sees Harrison Ford reprise his role as the world-weary archaeologist, while actors Shia LaBeouf and Cate Blanchett join the ensemble. -- Film festival: Director Robert Luketic's Vegas-set drama "21" will open the 15th annual edition of South by Southwest's Film Conference & Festival on March 7. Based on a book by Ben Mezrich, the film stars Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne and recounts how six college students became expert card counters.
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