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Jane Got a Gun special posters

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Now that the movie is available on DVD and BD in many countries, it is worth remembering the last Natalie film released with some special character posters, made exclusively for the UK release.

Click in the image below to see them:

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Jane Got a Gun. My review…

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Since Dazza recently gave his opinion of the movie, and taking advantage of the fact that the film was finally released this weekend in my country, I will dare to give my humble opinion about the film 🙂

The truth is that it is easy to criticize this film: it has a slow pace, almost no action in ninety percent of the movie, and the story is nothing new (the umpteenth western siege, where the protagonists expect the arrival of the ” bad guys “to massacre them) ….

… But nevertheless, it has entertained me. It is not a perfect film, far from it. The story lacks verve, and numerous production problems are noticed, especially in the inclusion of some flashbacks … and the lack of thrust villain (embodied however with conviction by Ewan McGregor). Clearly they had to wring the brain so that the absence is not noticed (the actor could not join the shooting until the very end of it); although Gavin O’Connor takes some pretty good decisions to hide this fact (his appearances in flashbacks are quite good, and the fact resolve the final siege from the point of view of Jane, Dan and Bill, inside the house it is very smart … but unfortunately that does lose showmanship to the scene.

Actually, this movie is an intimate drama, wrapped in the makings of a western. A drama about loss, the value of the strength and the courage to stand up to adversity. Jane’s character is a woman dragged by the events of her life, who has the chance to finally stand up and face everything to protect her family. A woman who believed losing the man she loves, found another honest man who had the courage to protect her, and that after years of false comfort, is doomed to face the demons of her past …. all with the help of the man who loved, lost and broken by war, and finally will have the opportunity to redeem himself next to her.

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Gallery Updates

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I was hoping to have some Jane Got a Gun screen captures for you guys this evening, but unfortunately that looks like it’s not going to work out. 🙁 Hopefully this huge batch of HQ additions to Natalie’s appearance at the Paris premiere of the film will make up for it.

JGAG Paris Premiere

Dazza Reviews JGAG

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As you know, I’ve just arrived back in Berlin, and during the mind-numbing flight over I had the opportunity to finally catch Jane Got A Gun. Expectations were low. The troubled production didn’t phase me too much, as sometimes magic can be found by flying by the seat of your pants, but the shrugging reviews certainly didn’t have me expecting the next Heat.

On the positive side, it’s pretty entertaining and I quite enjoyed seeing Natalie play something of a bad ass. There’s still plenty of desperation in the performance, like one of the better flashback scenes, but Jane is one tough cookie.

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Sunday tidbits

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And here’s a new ration of Sunday tidbits for all you guys.

It seems that Natalie has participated, along other actors like Meryl Streep or Philip Seymour-Hoffman, in a short documentary named “Starring Austin Pendlenton”. It will be presented in April at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, and this is its trailer (with a brief appearance of her at the end):

The USA theatrical release of the Natalie latest film, Jane Got a Gun, could not be more unnoticed. Fortunately, the release on Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy will be next month, so those who have not had the opportunity to see it in cinema are in luck:

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More after the jump…

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Jane VFX Reel

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Unfortunately, Jane Got a Gun, the western starring Natalie, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor, hasn´t had the box office success we expected in the USA. Many of us still have to wait months to see the film properly, but meanwhile, we can make the wait more bearable with this visual effects reel (created by Relevant VFX), which gives us the chance to see the wonders they can be made with digital effects today… and also provides us with a spectacular shoot of Natalie against backlight at the end:

Sunday Tidbits

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! To celebrate, here’s a round of “sunday tidbits” for all you guys.

-The big news of the week was undoubtedly Natalie incorporating the cast of the latest film by Xavier Dolan. Delving a bit on the news, we have a brief statement of the Director concerning it:

“From ‘Crash’ to ‘Closer’, Besson’s ‘Professional’, ‘About a Boy’, ‘Skins’ and more recently ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, Natalie, Thandie and Nicholas have always inspired me, and helped define what I like and find exciting in acting, so there is an almost karmic peculiarity to knowing I’ll be working with them next.”

“They’re completing a list of talents whom I believe are very rare, and even rarer together. I’m excited to tell this story with them. Never has a film been so important to me, especially because its subject, diversity and identity in film, has never felt so real, and dire”

It is still uncertain when they start filming; Some reports speak of this spring, and others of a shooting along this year. In between, we remember that Natalie also will shoot “Annihilation”, with Alex Garland.

-Meanwhile, Natalie will finish filming Jackie soon. According to Juan de Dios Larrain, brother of Pablo and co-producer of the movie, they will begin a second phase of filming in March, this time on location in USA

-In another vein, and talking about past releases, There are a couple of new cool stuff about “Knight of Cups”…

A new (and great) still of the movie:

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… and this short video of KoC Berlin Premiere, recorded inside the theatre, which is really nice:

-Finally, it seems that Jane Got a Gun, the last release of the actress, has at least one passionate fan … Stephen King:

Tidbits

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It’s time for a new batch of mini news items, starting with some casting news for one of Natalie’s upcoming films…

– First some big news, Jennifer Jason Leigh looks to be joining the cast of Alex Garland’s Annihilation. After being beaten up by every man in The Hateful Eight, maybe she’s looking forward to this all female sci-fi film.

– Here is another new clip from Jane Got A Gun and once again…it’s pretty good.

– Speaking of Jane, here are a couple interesting video interviews with her co-stars. Joel Edgerton talks for over half an hour and gives good background info on the production. Strangely, he never mentions Natalie (or if he did I missed it). Then there’s a shorter video interview with Ewan Mcgregor from Jimmy Kimmel.

Tidbits

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We’re back with some more mini Natalie news items. Dig in!

– Let’s kick off with the box office and despite being one of the more robust holds during the week, Jane Got A Gun fell off a cliff this weekend. Granted, with such a poor first weekend we’re talking a pretty short fall. Speaking off planting face first into the dirt, many moons ago Natalie was to star in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It was to be written and directed by David O’Russell, but he dropped out and went on to become the Oscar darling of the last few years. Natalie dropped out soon after and there was a string of directors coming on board and then exiting.

The film was finally released this weekend and it’s another “why did they even bother?” with a massively underwhelming box office take.

– Next up, a new German Knight of Cups clip has arrived with Natalie and Christian Bale having some fun on a pier.

– Speaking of Knight of Cups, here are a couple very positive reviews for the film – Theology and Movies and Podcasting The Softly.

JGAG Tidbits

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Time to catch up with another round of Jane Got A Gun tidbits. Doesn’t seem like this film is going to be in the conversation for too long. Considering the long drawn out production and release, that’s definitely a shame. If you want to catch it in the cinema you better hurry up. Thanks to Belerofonte.

– Let’s kick things off with a nice summary of the troubled production, as I’m sure there are a lot of you who aren’t aware of how it all went down. At one point it was set to be Natalie and Michael Fassbender starring in the next film from the incredibly talented, Lynne Ramsay. So here’s how it all went up in smoke.

– The film pulled in $800k this weekend and the worst opening weekend screen average of Natalie’s career, although not that surprising given the lack of marketing available.

Forbes covers the wipe-out but offers a positive spin on things.

And the sad irony is that, after all the fuss, it’s pretty good. It has some rough edges and it’s very slow (west), but it’s well acted, and its third act is awfully effective. If I may, Portman in full western gunfighter mode does cast an iconic image. I get why Weinstein didn’t spend much of a fuss on the film, as the financial Straight Up Films handled the marketing and the film has the whiff of damaged goods. But it’s not remotely a calamity and it’s a darn shame that this $25 million western drama is barely going to crack $750,000 for the weekend in 1,210 theaters. It earned $277k yesterday. I’m not saying you need to rush out and see it right now, but it’ll be one of those you stumble upon after theaters and feel a little bad for not giving it the theatrical support it could have used when you had the chance.

Rachel Reviews JGAG

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I saw Jane Got a Gun this evening. Dazza told me to enjoy the film and asked me to write a review. I responded with “I’ll try,” and I did. I tried to care about the story. I tried to care about the characters. But I just couldn’t. I feel like the last couple of my reviews of Natalie’s films can be summed up as “Well, it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good, either,” and Jane Got a Gun is no exception.

Disclaimer: There aren’t any spoilers that you didn’t already see in the trailers. I am not Dazza or Andreas; writing is not my forte. You’ve been warned.

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JGAG NY Premiere Videos

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We have three new videos to share from the Jane Got a Gun New York premiere red carpet arrivals, including interviews with Natalie and Joel Edgerton (after the jump). Thanks to Belerofonte for the finds.

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JGAG Tidbits

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There is tons of Jane Got A Gun related news, which we’ll be trying to catch up with for days, so here is another collection of news items.

Box Office Mojo indicates that the theatre count plans have essentially doubled for this weekend from 550 theatres to 1,210 offerings.

Weinstein originally estimated it would only be arriving in 550 theaters, but that count rose to 1,210 theaters today making it a little more possible it could find a spot in the top ten, but it has a tough road ahead of it.

Not only did it have a troubled production, but the marketing campaign appears to be almost non-existent. A target figure for the weekend would seem to be $3 million, but the fact this is a Western with little juice behind it doesn’t seem to be working in its favor.

– A positive JGAG review has emerged from Screen Daily, which has an interesting take on the feminism of the film.

Portman’s Jane is strong and self-sufficient with a lucid take on survival — she’s not afraid to help herself and she knows when she requires help from others. Some very bad things have happened to her but she’s nobody’s punching bag. And not unlike Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road, one might be tempted to think that Portman is just too much of a natural beauty for this role, but any such objection quickly subsides.

– That feminist take is completely contradicted by a piece that calls the film “unbelievably sexist”

The past year was a great one for women on the big screen. We had Mad Max: Fury Road, Spy, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens — movies that championed tough, smart, independent female characters.

And now, kicking off 2016 is Jane Got a Gun, a movie that runs screaming in the opposite direction.

JGAG New York Premiere

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The Jane Got a Gun promotion train is running at full speed now, and Natalie is attending the Weinstein Company’s New York premiere this evening. Hit the preview to view her arrival at the gallery; we’re adding them as we get them!

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JGAG Tidbits

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Jane Got A Gun week continues and we’ve got lots of related updates.

– The film is opening on 550 screens this weekend, which is one of those mid-sized releases that isn’t a small platform release where they hope to build and certainly isn’t a wide release. The Weinstein’s aren’t in a good place financially, which could account for not only that but why there has been little to no marketing push. Perhaps a fitting release for a film that has had one of the most troubled releases in years. Thanks to Belerofonte.

– A couple reviews have landed with The Hollywood Reporter giving a mixed review.

Portman certainly commits herself fully to the role, and one can imagine how much the double-duty of starring in and presiding over such a troubled project was no simple turkey shoot. Still, at times, the actress seems almost too graceful to be playing a woman in Jane’s predicament, especially one living under harsh conditions and suffering years of strife across the continent.

The New Yorker is more mixed negative and touches on something that has bothered me in the trailers.

Can a face as famously beautiful as Portman’s ever show the weathering of such peril, or the scars of a hardscrabble life? Well, yes. It certainly did in “Cold Mountain,” where she played a lonely widow in a secluded shack, and which she stole in a few brief scenes—shooting down a fleeing soldier, and weeping at the touch of a hand. Somehow, “Jane Got a Gun” fails to be scuffed by that sense of desperation.

– This is a really nice video interview with Natalie and Joel Edgerton, in which they discuss working on Star Wars together, the troubles on set and Natalie ends by talking about the wage disparity between men and women.


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Natalie On French TV

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Natalie made an appearance on French TV last night to talk about Jane Got A Gun, Jackie and a whole lot of other things that I’m sure would be interesting if there wasn’t a French voice translating over hers. If memory serves, last time she was on this show she conversed at least partly in French, so I’m not sure why she chose not to this time.

Check it out below and thanks to Belerofonte for the find.

JGAG Paris Premiere

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In her first big red carpet appearance of the year, Natalie attended the Jane Got a Gun Premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie today in Paris. We have a few HQ photos in the gallery right now and are adding more as we get them (thanks, Belerofonte!). You can head on over to Getty Images to view more in the meantime.

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Tidbits

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We’ve got a great batch of mini news items kicking off what should be an exciting week of Natalie news.

– After many failed attempts, Jane Got A Gun will finally open in the U.S. in a week’s time. So we should be seeing a few Natalie appearances this week and the first big appearance has been announced – The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. Rounding out the great line-up is John Oliver and Sia.

– Before she heads to the states, Natalie will appear tonight (Sunday) on France 2 at 20:00 to talk about the film. In French!

– Finally, is this a new Garden State poster? Can’t recall ever seeing this one before.

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Thanks to Cherryvanilla and Belerofonte.

More JGAG Clips

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I’m afraid that by the time any of us actually get to see Jane Got a Gun, we’ll have already seen most of it in clip form. Belerofonte found two new snippets from the film, including an exclusive from Just Jared that you’ll want to skip if you’re trying to avoid spoilers (after the jump).

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