Is there any role this woman cannot take on? Queen Elizabeth I, an upper-crust bohemian in Notes on a Scandal, opposite personality cousins in Coffee and Cigarettes and now Bob freaking Dylan in I'm Not There?! This is a hazy clip, and only gives a glimpse of how Cate channels the Bob Dylan of Don't Look Back. I bow to your majesty, Cate!
This week, there is a cornucopia of new DVDs hitting stores (and Netflix), many of which have enjoyed a lot of buzz. In addition to the titles I'm recommending below, you can also check out Freedom Writers, an inspirational teacher-in-the-'hood flick, or The History Boys for a British inspirational teacher-in-the-neighbourhood flick. Or Smokin' Aces if you're feeling lazy.
The Last King of Scotland
If you haven't caught Forest Whitaker in his Oscar-winning turn, hurry to your Netflix queue and add The Last King of Scotland, stat. Whitaker plays Idi Amin, president of Uganda in the early 1970s, who takes a shine to idealistic Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) and gives him a high position in the nation's health department. Also serving as one of Amin's close advisers, Garrigan observes Amin's gradual descent into madness and brutal dictatorship. The Scottish doctor soon has to figure out how to escape the leader's control. Whitaker won the Oscar for Best Actor for his careful humanization of an otherwise monstrous character.
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Iris director Richard Eyre again teams up with Judi Dench in Notes on a Scandal, a psychological thriller about loneliness, lust, and betrayal. Cate Blanchett co-stars as a schoolteacher named Sheba who has an affair with her 15-year-old student. Sheba confides in Barbara (Dench), who harbors more-than-friendly feelings toward Sheba, and Barbara then uses her knowledge of the affair to manipulate their friendship. Creepiness ensues. Opening nationwide on December 27, the movie is getting Golden Globe attention, so check out the trailer below.
Cate Blanchett celebrated the NY premiere of her latest film Notes on a Scandal. Looks like she decided to take a page out of Gwen Stefani's book when it came to her uberstyled bangs. It's a style that dates back to the late 80s but Cate is really able to pull anything off. Love that sleek sexy suit.
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