New To Blu: A Thrilling Series Comes To Life In ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’

gwdt-bluray-coverAvailable this week on DVD and Blu-ray, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is the first in a trilogy known as THE MILLENNIUM SERIES (the other two titles are THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE and THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST) by Swedish author STIEG LARSSON.  At the core of these stories are investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist and sexy cyberpunk Lisbeth Salander. Directed by DAVID FINCHER from a script by STEVE ZAILLIAN, the film stars DANIEL CRAIG and ROONEY MARA.
A hugely popular best seller, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO was a ubiquitous presence (especially in airports) and its fans covered a broad base. During our interview with DANIEL CRAIG, he talked about having read the book before being offered the role. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is available now on DVD and Blu-ray.

Christopher Plummer Gets A New ‘Beginning’ With Oscar

christopher-plummerAs expected, CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER grabbed the Academy Award for Best Actor In A Supporting role for playing the recently widowed and out-of-the-closet gay father of EWAN McGREGOR in MICHAEL MILLS’ semi-autobiographical dramedy BEGINNERS. PLUMMER seemed appropriately amused by the honor when backstage talking to reporters and it was suggested that winning an Oscar might be a new ‘beginning’ for him. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

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‘Beginners’ Star Christopher Plummer On The ‘Classic’ Role He’d Like To Forget

christopher-plummer18341Enjoying terrific reviews for his role in this year’s family dramedy BEGINNERS, actor CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER is pretty much a shoe-in for Oscar consideration this season. Probably best known for his co-starring role in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, that’s an association PLUMMER would like to forget. Arguably one of the greatest family films of all time, the big screen adaptation of the Rogers and Hammerstein Broadway musical classic was directed by ROBERT WISE and told the romanticized true story of a young Austrian postulant who takes a job as governess to seven unruly children in the years just prior to World War II. Nominated for ten Academy Awards and the winner of five (including Best Picture), the cast is headed by JULIE ANDREWS and PLUMMER. During an interview with PLUMMER, he told us THE SOUND OF MUSIC is the one film most fans recognize him from…and he’s not happy about it. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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Both BEGINNERS and THE SOUND OF MUSIC are available on DVD and Blu-ray

Daniel Craig Takes Getting In Shape For His Films Seriously

daniel-craig_08Now playing in theaters, the highly anticipated THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is enjoying mixed reviews at the holiday season box office. This R-rated American adaptation of the best-selling Swedish thriller by STIEG LARSON is directed by DAVID FINCHER from a script by STEVE ZALLION and stars DANIEL CRAIG, ROONEY MARA, CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, STELLAN SKARSGARD and JOELY EICHARDSON.
Taking no time to enjoy his current success, CRAIG is currently in production on SKYFALL, the 23rd action adventure centered on James Bond, the character created by author Ian Fleming in 1953. Directed by Academy Award-winner SAM MENDES from a screenplay by NEAL PURVIS, ROBERT WADE and JOHN LOGAN, the film also stars JAVIER BARDEM, DAME JUDI DENCH, RALPH FINNES, ALBERT FINNEY and BEN WHISHAW. As the sixth actor to play Bond on the big screen, CRAIG doesn’t shy away from the rock ’em, sock ’em action scenes and recently talked about getting in shape for the role. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)(CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is in theaters now
SKYFALL is scheduled to open in the U.S. on 11/9/12

Daniel Craig Maintains It’s Never Too Soon For A Remake

girl_with_the_dragon_tattoo_ver41Arriving in theaters today, the highly anticipated and much buzzed about THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO promises to deliver some sizzle to the holiday season box office. This R-rated American adaptation of the best-selling Swedish thriller by STIEG LARSON tells the story of a disgraced journalist on the hunt for a missing heiress while wrestling with a world of corruption and jaded lust. Directed by DAVID FINCHER from a script by STEVE ZALLION, the impressive cast includes DANIEL CRAIG, ROONEY MARA, CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, STELLAN SKARSGARD and JOELY EICHARDSON.
Already the subject of a 2009 Swedish adaptation, some might think it too early for a remake. But, during a recent interview, CRAIG expressed his belief that the time is right and isn’t concerned in the slightest. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO opens in theaters today