“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” Trailer

Posted by Stef in Mar 07,2014 with 4 Comments

Thanks to everyone who shared links to the new trailer and to Sebastian for the screencaps.



Mujer Hoy & Premiere France Scans

Posted by M. in Mar 07,2014 with 1 Comment

Hang in there because we still have plenty of other stuff to add! In the meantime, enjoy these new scans! :D

Gallery links:
Magazines & Newspapers > 2014 > Premiere (France) – March 2014
Magazines & Newspapers > 2014 > Mujer Hoy (Spain) – March 8, 2014



“300: Rise of an Empire” Los Angeles Premiere Photos

Posted by Stef in Mar 05,2014 with 26 Comments

Thanks to Ann, Annie, Claudia and Nicole for many of the new additions. Enjoy!


Gallery link:
“300: Rise of an Empire” Premiere (Los Angeles, CA) – March 4, 2014

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Off-topic: Shameless Plug again

Two friends of ours have recently opened a fansite dedicated to the beautiful and talented French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos, who won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival (alongside Léa Seydoux and director Abdellatif Kechiche) and several other awards (including the César for Best Female Newcomer last Friday night) for her fantastic performance in Blue Is The Warmest Color. The site is still brand new and is a work in progress. So please take a tour, bookmark the address and keep checking it often for frequent updates and new additions. Belle is very respectful of Adèle and her career.

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Adèle Exarchopoulos



Forbes review of “300: Rise of an Empire”

Posted by Stef in Mar 05,2014 with 1 Comment

The film’s standout character this time around is not its hero but its key villain. As we quickly learn, Rodrigo Santoro’s would-be conqueror is all-but a pawn in the vengeful schemes of Eva Green’s Artemisia.

It is hard to argue that Green “steals” the picture when she is one of its lead characters, but hers is the kind of unapologetic arch-villain role that is all-too rare for actresses. It is a terrific performance, and she is aided by a tragic back story that gives the whole film a moral depth that the first film lacked, one that all-but-mocks the self-righteousness of the first film. Green is flat-out spectacular here, giving a fully physical and genuinely shaded star turn that is almost as exciting as all of the hacking and slashing. She has a great confrontation with our hero that deliciously plays with the whole sex/violence shtick while offering real character development that somewhat pays off in the finale. She is worth the price of admission all by herself, and if there were more female roles of this nature in major studio releases I’d complain a heck of a lot less.

Read the full article on Forbes. Thanks to Antigonus for the link.



The Village Voice review of “300: Rise of an Empire”

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Admittedly, even if you’re not really one for digital effects, the whole enterprise looks pretty grand. Yet the finest spectacle in all of Rise of an Empire is a human being: Eva Green plays resident bad gal Artemisia, commander of the Persian navy. As a child, she watched as Greek soldiers raped and killed members of her family; then the Greeks made her a slave, violating her and leaving her for dead. She was rescued by Persians and trained as a warrior. Now she hates all Greek men — wouldn’t you? — though her hormones kick into love-hate overdrive when she gets a gander at Themistocles and his noble brow (among other attributes).

But really, who’s looking at him? In her every scene — and thankfully, she’s in lots of them — Green’s Artemisia is something to behold. She makes her entrance in a fringed leather gown with a molded breastplate, sweeping into the Persian palace like a B.C. Morticia Addams. From there, her costumes become even more elaborate: There are one-shouldered numbers draped with chains and dotted with grommets, shimmery columns that resemble liquid metal, and, perhaps finest of all, a skin-tight sheath with a row of silver spikes running down her spinal column like a violent shiver. Artemisia wears gowns even onboard her ship, fer Chrissakes. Her over-the-topness — and, in one scene, her resplendent toplessness — really gets Rise of an Empire cooking.

Read the full article on The Village Voice. Thanks to Leo for the link.



“300: Rise of an Empire” Cast Interviews with ComingSoon.net

Posted by Stef in Mar 05,2014 with 1 Comment

Thanks to Antigonus for the link.



Eva Green gives a can’t-miss performance in the crazy new “300″ sequel

Posted by Stef in Mar 05,2014 with Comments Off

The first question that would seem to apply when regarding any sequel is “Does this feel like it is of a piece with the first film?” It doesn’t have to be the same movie to be a successful sequel, but it should do something interesting. It should either be a response to the first film or a deliberately different type of film or it should build on some interesting story thread or it should enhance our understanding of the world or the characters. By that standard, “300: Rise Of An Empire” is a worthy sequel to “300,” stylistically consistent and equally loony, featuring what may well be the first truly can’t-miss performance in a film this year.

It would not shock me if, twenty years from now, people talk about this film the way they talk about “Poltergeist” now, simply accepting it as common knowledge that Zack Snyder “really” directed the film. It is so precise in the way it builds off the first film’s visual style and so carefully built to wrap around the events of the first film narratively that it feels more like deleted scenes from the first film instead of something that stands alone. That may sound like an insult, but it’s not. I would assume Snyder, who co-wrote the script with Kurt Johnstad, probably signed off on every single storyboard, and I am sure Noam Murro was given full access to all the resources that Snyder had at his disposal. It’s remarkable how much this feels like it is simply more of the same story, told the same way.
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Metro interview with Eva

Posted by Stef in Mar 05,2014 with Comments Off

Eva Green was really looking for an all-out villain to sink her teeth into, and she got that and more with the role of Artemisia in “300: Rise of an Empire.” Green (“The Dreamers,” “Casino Royale”) sat down with Metro to discuss playing nuts, using sex as a weapon and the allure the mystical side of things.

You’re playing more than just the typical villain in this.
Yes. I kill people, and I’m not very nice, yes. [Laughs] It’s pure villainy. You know, lots of actors will go, “No, she has cracks, she’s human.” And of course you learn about her backstory and how she’s been betrayed by her own countrymen and it has kind of hardened her heart big time. The only challenge is to find maybe some jubilation in this because yeah, she’s just… mental. She has no conscience and she can’t tolerate incompetence, and anybody who doesn’t follow her orders, just [snaps] “Off with his head!” You can’t do that in real life, really.

Not for very long, at least.
No. [Laughs] I think everybody would like to do that sometimes. She’s just so dark, she doesn’t care. She’s so disrespectful. She’s a real baddie.

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Eva & Lena Headey at the “300: Rise of an Empire” Premiere

Posted by Stef in Mar 05,2014 with 3 Comments

Thank you to Spot for the link to this photo of Eva and the fabulous Lena Headey at the 300: Rise of an Empire premiere yesterday. We’ll be adding red carpet photos from the premiere soon as well.

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“300: Rise of an Empire” Interviews

Posted by Stef in Mar 05,2014 with 4 Comments

Thanks to Emma and Johnny for some of the new interviews.




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First Photoshoot from 2014

Posted by M. in Mar 03,2014 with 10 Comments

Gallery link:
Photoshoots/Outtakes > Session #001 (2014)



Premiere (Mexico) – March 2014 (Scans)

Posted by M. in Mar 03,2014 with Comments Off

Gallery link:
Magazines & Newspapers > 2014 > Premiere (Mexico) – March 2014



At Heathrow Airport on February 27, 2014

Posted by M. in Feb 27,2014 with 17 Comments

February 27, 2014: Eva Green makes her way through Heathrow Airport to catch a flight out yesterday in London, UK.

Thanks to our friend Annie.



“300: Rise of an Empire” – Villains of 300

Posted by Stef in Feb 27,2014 with 2 Comments



Fotogramas (Spain) – March 2014 (Scans)

Posted by M. in Feb 27,2014 with Comments Off

Gallery link:
Magazines & Newspapers > 2014 > Fotogramas (Spain) – March 2014