July 17th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

One of Toni’s most recent films, the big-screen adaptation of Craig Silvey’s bestselling Australian novel “Jasper Jones” has been released in Australia on DVD, Blu-Ray and on demand on July 07 after its theatrical release earlier this year. Unfortunately, the film directed by Rachel Perkins has not received a wide release outside of Australia yet, but here’s hoping. For those who are able to play Australian region code DVDs and Blu-Rays, or if you’re from Australia and haven’t seen it yet, make sure to grab your copy over at Madman Entertainment. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery. An in-depth review and video clips will follow later this week.

  June 26th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Entertainment Tonight has exclusively launched the poster for “Fun Mom Dinner”, which will be released in select theaters and on demand on August 4. ET also has an interview with its writer, Julie Rudd. You’ve met the mom that isn’t like a regular mom, she’s a cool mom. You’ve met the self-proclaimed bad moms. Now it’s time to meet the fun moms of Fun Mom Dinner. To celebrate the unveiling of the movie’s poster, debuting on ET, screenwriter Julie Rudd (yes, her husband is Paul Rudd) phoned ET to introduce us to her mom crew, played by Katie Aselton, Molly Shannon, Toni Collette and Bridget Everett. Here’s what she said about casting Toni Collette:

She’s incredible! I’ve always admired her from afar and think she’s an incredible actress. The fact that she’s in the movie still blows my mind a little bit. When the idea of Toni playing this part was brought up, obviously I thought it was an incredible idea, but I didn’t really understand until she came to set and started inhabiting this part how much she was going to bring to it. She’s got like an inherent toughness, but I don’t want to be misquoted about that! I mean that in the best way! In that way that, when she is around, you just so want her to like you. You so want her to be your friend. She is as cool as can be and she is not trying at all. And so she brought so much more to Kate, because she is the toughest of the four and resistant to being with all these moms and having mom friends. And Toni made Kate so much better than anything I ever could have imagined.

  June 1st, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Here comes the very funny theatrical trailer for Amanda Sthers’ comedy “Madame”, starring Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel and Rossy de Palma. Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob (Toni Collette and Keitel), a wealthy and well-connected American couple move into a manor house in romantic Paris. While preparing a particularly luxurious dinner for sophisticated international friends, our hostess discovers there are 13 guests. Panic-stricken, Anne insists her loyal maid, Maria (de Palma), disguise herself as a mysterious Spanish noblewoman to even out the numbers. But a little too much wine and some playful chat lead Maria to accidentally endear herself to a dandy British art broker (Smiley). Their budding romance will have Anne chasing her maid around Paris and finally plotting to destroy this most unexpected and joyous love affair.” No official US release date, but the film will be released in Australian theaters on August 17, 2017. Screencaptures from the trailer have been added to the photo gallery.

  May 25th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Last week, “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage Blu-Ray” has been released in the United States on demand, DVD, Blu-Ray. It’s not your typical Toni movie, but since there are no typical Toni movies anyway it has been fun to see her doing some popcorn action gun-wielding (that was a spoiler) flick opposite Vin Diesel and a bunch of performances straight out of a video game. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray as well as from the making of featurette have been added to the photo gallery.

  May 7th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

“Unlocked” has premiered in UK theaters on Friday. Reviews have been favorable to mixed, all describing it as a female Bourne-story with praise for Rapace and criticism on the plot – but not as bad as one would have feared for a film that has been shelfed for over two years. Here’s a selection of reviews from the British press, highlighting Toni’s performance (and her much-mentioned Annie Lennox hairdo), production stills can be found below.

The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw, May 05, 2017
Veteran director Michael Apted has put together an entertaining espionage action-thriller, on the time-honoured theme of the agent going rogue because the bosses are complicit in the dirty dealing; Apted is working with a script from feature newcomer Peter O’Brien. It doesn’t break much in the way of new ground, but that isn’t exactly the point – it rattles along and Apted tackles it with gusto. It’s also satisfying to see Toni Collette let rip with a machine gun.

Variety, Guy Lodge, May 07, 2017
As the Hollywood casting search for a new, rebooted Lisbeth Salander starts up again, spare a thought for poor Noomi Rapace. Having stepped aside for Rooney Mara in David Fincher’s 2011 film, the original girl with the dragon tattoo is still proving her mettle for the part in far lesser vehicles like “Unlocked” — an anonymously enjoyable espionage thriller that, for purposes of memory, all but self-destructs the second the closing credits begin to roll. Collette, given the least to do of the headliners, but rocking a machine gun and platinum pixie crop with equally lethal aplomb.

The Guardian, Simran Hans, May 07, 2017
islamic State, MI5, a deadly virus and a neck-tattooed Orlando Bloom: screenwriter Peter O’Brien throws everything at the wall in this derivative thriller. Nothing sticks. With a cast of A-listers including John Malkovich, Michael Douglas and Toni Collette, not to mention Rapace herself, you’d expect at least one performance capable of cutting through the script’s sludge. Still, worth a hate-watch if only to hear Bloom’s former marine declare in full EastEnders mode: “I love a tagine.”

The Telegraph, Robbie Colin, May 04, 2017
Think of Unlocked as the dress-down Friday of contemporary espionage thrillers. Everyone who was supposed to turn up seems to be there, in some shape or form, but in their eyes you virtually can see the stopwatch counting down to 6pm. Set in a scrupulously true-to-life version of London’s East End, Michael Apted’s film centres on former CIA interrogator Alice Racine (Noomi Rapace), who investigates an Islamist terror plot only to find herself embroiled in a web of inter-agency triple and quadruple crosses. She’s Bourne within the sound of Bow bells, essentially, but the film’s attempt to combine mainstream action and timely social realism results in the kind of sticky mess that should have been easily avoided.

  February 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Toni Collette was spotted at tonight’s 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party in Hollywood. A couple of pictures have been added to the photo gallery.

  February 23rd, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Toni Collette says her latest character is having a “classic midlife crisis”. It’s an experience that must seem a world away for the western Sydney-born actor, contentedly married with two children and never out of work, even as she longs for more roles on home soil. On the Western Australian set of the feature film Jasper Jones, Collette says she misses “the space, the light, family, friends, fresh air – all the basics”. She is pleased to be here. The actor was so keen on Jasper Jones – the story of a bookish boy who becomes embroiled in the mysterious death of a local girl, based on the award-winning novel by Craig Silvey – that she wanted to option the rights to the film herself. “Everybody did,” she says, laughing. She was beaten out by producers Vincent Sheehan and David Jowsey – but landed a performing role instead. The complete article can be read over at The Guardian, with some additional photographs being added to the photo gallery.

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