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At the Movies: Will Smith & Rosario Dawson Reunite For Oscar Gold in Seven Pounds

Summer was all about the blockbuster, but now it's time for Oscar...and Will Smith returns from ruling the box office via Hancock with his December release of Seven Pounds. Directed by Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness), the drama, which refers to the weight of the human heart, stars Smith as an IRS agent who tries to redeem himself by helping seven strangers--and one of them is the beautiful Rosario Dawson, whom he falls for.
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Ga Ga: Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Woody Allen's new film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, is a sexy flick about a ménage-à-trois between Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson. Need we say more? The film, which premiered Monday in Westwood, drew raves at the Cannes Film Festival and Oscar talk for co-stars Bardem and Cruz. Entertainment Weekly film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum raved of the Spanish duo at Cannes, "I'm grateful that, in this festival year of subject-matter darkness and Indiana Jonesy manufactured light, the torch-bright Spanish duo of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz were on hand in Woody Allen's blithe Iberian romance Vicky Cristina Barcelona to dazzle the Cannes crowd the old-fashioned way with crystalline performances, rather than a crystal skull." Adding to the rave reviews, Variety says, "VCB is by several degrees more hot-blooded than [director Woody Allen's] usual norm, thanks especially due to the palpable chemistry of Bardem and Cruz..." Blindie can't wait for this steamy Allen flick!
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At the Movies: Will Smith & Rosario Dawson Reunite For Oscar Gold in Seven Pounds

Summer was all about the blockbuster, but now it's time for Oscar...and Will Smith returns from ruling the box office via Hancock with his December release of Seven Pounds. Directed by Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness), the drama, which refers to the weight of the human heart, stars Smith as an IRS agent who tries to redeem himself by helping seven strangers--and one of them is the beautiful Rosario Dawson, whom he falls for.
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Ga Ga: Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Woody Allen's new film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, is a sexy flick about a ménage-à-trois between Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson. Need we say more? The film, which premiered Monday in Westwood, drew raves at the Cannes Film Festival and Oscar talk for co-stars Bardem and Cruz. Entertainment Weekly film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum raved of the Spanish duo at Cannes, "I'm grateful that, in this festival year of subject-matter darkness and Indiana Jonesy manufactured light, the torch-bright Spanish duo of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz were on hand in Woody Allen's blithe Iberian romance Vicky Cristina Barcelona to dazzle the Cannes crowd the old-fashioned way with crystalline performances, rather than a crystal skull." Adding to the rave reviews, Variety says, "VCB is by several degrees more hot-blooded than [director Woody Allen's] usual norm, thanks especially due to the palpable chemistry of Bardem and Cruz..." Blindie can't wait for this steamy Allen flick!
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