Hanna is a film about a 14-year-old who was raised by her father to be a cold-hearted killing machine. Starring Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan and directed by Joe Wright. The film comes out on April 8, 2011.
Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Ms. Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently released it’s nominees for Best Visual Effects in 2010. This list will be narrowed down further as the results from the Oscar voters come in, but here are the current nominees:
Back in 2007, long before Headstache started, we made a documentary about the local collegiate television station: RCTV (Ramapo College Television). In it we follow Christian Larson, returning student, as he tries to resurrect the former station. Winner of Ramapo College’s 2007 Media Collisions “Best in Show.”
Biutiful is a film directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and is due out Dec. 29, 2010 in select theaters. The film features Javier Bardem, winner of the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. Inarritu, known for films such as Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel, set out to make a different kind of film than he has in the past ,
” At the end of Babel, I was so exhausted I made it a point that my next film would be about just one character, with one point of view, in one single city, with a straight narrative line and in my own native language. Using a musical analogy, if Babel was an opera, Biutiful is a requiem. . . and here I am.”
Here is some more information about the film:
Biutiful is a love story between a father and his children. This is the journey of Uxbal, a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona. His livelihood is earned out of bounds, his sacrifices for his children know no bounds. Like life itself, this is a circular tale that ends where it begins. As fate encircles him and thresholds are crossed, a dim, redemptive road brightens, illuminating the inheritances bestowed from father to child, and the paternal guiding hand that navigates life’s corridors, whether bright, bad – or biutiful