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Review: Scarlett Johansson mesmerizes in 'Under the Skin'

...expectations, and just give yourself over to the primal ooze of the experience filmmaker Jonathan Glazer has created and Scarlett Johansson has made brilliantly, unnervingly real.Watching this film feels like a genesis moment - of sci-fi fable, of...
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SCARLETT JOHANSSON "Anywhere I Lay My Head" ?? The idea of Scarlett Johansson making a reputable album of Tom Waits covers isn't as farfetched as it might seem. Before making dubious acting career moves such as "The Island," ScarJo had...
2014's finest films wield unique power

...fictional, this very New York story about family, friends, and a relationship put to the test felt utterly real.Scarlett Johansson played the opposite of real - a spooky alien seductress in human form in the strange and disturbing "Under the...
Movie review: Love hurts - even with a computer

...system. Mind you, it's not just any operating system but one designed to be empathetic with humans, and has Scarlett Johansson as its Siri-with-sex-appeal voice. Who could resist?Certainly not Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a copy...
Arts calendar

...listings, visit"Under the Skin" - Thursday-Sunday. Synopsis: An alien seductress (Scarlett Johansson) preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland.Not-So-Silent Films double short feature - Monday. Synopsis: A double...
'Paris' does little to alleviate Allen aversion

...Not me. I think I have a problem. I place 100 percent of the blame on "Match Point," the 2005 Allen film with Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. That flick (yeah, I said it) left a perma-sour taste in my mouth for all things...
'Iron Man' hasn't lost his shine in part 2

...Iron Man 2" is another piece to that puzzle, working in Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Agent Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and teasing another character after the credits. I am not savvy enough on the Marvel universe to know immediately...
'Avengers' lives up to hype

...Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). The group is more-or-less put together and monitored by Nick...
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...played a crucial behind-the-scenes role in the making of her husband's terrifying 1960 classic "Psycho." Scarlett Johansson co-stars as Janet Leigh and James D'Arcy portrays Anthony Perkins in a film also featuring Jessica Biel, Danny...
Woody's 'Barcelona' is depressing

...started. Allen, who wrote and directed the film, introduces us immediately to Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) as the two best friends set off for a summer in Barcelona. Helping Allen introduce us to Vicky and Cristina is...


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