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10 Alternatives To Summer Blockbusters

Posted 07.04.2013 | Entertainment

Planning to see a movie over the long weekend but tired at the mere thought of sitting through bloated summer blockbusters like "The Lone Ranger," "Wo...

Are Alexander Skarsgard And Ellen Page Dating Or What?!

Posted 06.11.2013 | Celebrity

Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page: lovers or just friends? Though some sources report that they have been a couple for a year, the pair have yet to c...

Hit and Myth: The East

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

The direction of east is linked to light. The sun rises from the east, ex oriente lux, a sign of dawn. The East, a new eco-terrorism thriller, written by Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, and directed by Batmanglij, taps into this "rising" motif.

Popcorn Preview: The East

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The East (2013) Cast includes: Brit Marlin (Arbitrage), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), Ellen Page (Juno), Patricia Clarkson (Shutter Island),...

Christopher Rosen

New Eco-Terrorism Movie Is 'Wish Fulfillment' Says Star

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment

Brit Marling first got the idea for the new eco-thriller "The East" four years ago. She just didn't know it then. It was 2009 when Marling and directo...

Ready For A Smart Thriller?

AP | JOHN DeFORE | Posted 07.30.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A social-conscience espionage film that has actually thought about its "eco-terrorism" themes beyond figuring out how to mine them...

Gotham Salon: "The East," An Eco Thriller

Catherine Ingram | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
Catherine Ingram

What is the appropriate moral response to grave injustice? When do ends justify means, and when, if ever, is violence the right solution for addressing social wrongs? These are the compelling questions addressed in Zal Batmanglij's riveting new film, The East.

Mike Ryan

How She Keeps Her Private Life A Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment

In person, Ellen Page gives off a cool, almost Arthur Fonzarelli vibe. The way that she will refer to you as "dude" has a little bit to do with this. ...

Movie Review: The East

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A movie that's bound to set your paranoia sensors flashing, The East is a cerebral thriller in which it's hard to tell who's the hero and who's the villain.

Alexander Skarsgard's Eyes: The East's New York Premiere

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The East, a thriller co-written by Brit Marling, who stars, and Zal Batmanglu, who directs, features a Svengali type character played to mesmerizing p...

15 Movies To Watch At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.08.2013 | Entertainment

The 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival kicks off on Friday, March 8 with the world premiere of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and closes on Marc...

Live From Sundance 2013: Tuesday, Jan. 22

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Written by and starring the dreaded team of Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael, it's about -- well, really, who cares? Keep in mind that this is the same pair responsible for the awful Bride Wars and you get the picture.

Morning Links: "Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall"

Matt Sledge | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Matt Sledge

Welcome to the second term. In his inaugural address yesterday President Obama gave a big shout out to three important civil liberties fights for wome...

7 Movies To Watch At The Sundance Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment

Last year's Sundance darling, "Beasts of the Southern Wild," hasn't even completed its awards cycle (it's up for four Oscars), and yet this Thursday m...

California Students Head Eastward

The Duke Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

An increasing number of students are trading the Golden Coast for Bull City. Out of the 29,550 students who applied to Duke this year, 3,416 are f...