'Closed Circuit' Director John Crowley Says Great Material is Migrating from Film to TV

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John Crowley (L) and Eric Bana on the set of Closed Circuit. (Photo courtesy of Focus Features)Irish director John Crowley's new film, Closed Circuit, is a bit of a departure for the filmmaker who brought us the sympathetic Boy A and the ensemble drama Intermission. Closed Circuit is a straight up modern thriller. Starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall, the film is immersed in the British legal world as a horrible act of terrorism gives way to the court system in the aftermath. The prime suspect...Read Full Story

What's New in Theaters This Weekend: December 7, 2012

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(Pacific Coast News, Getty Images, Bauer Griffin)With only one new wide release this weekend, Playing for Keeps, our box office expert, Jeff Bock of Exhibitor Relations, doesn't expect any film to top the $10 million mark. Bock thinks Skyfall will take the number one slot with around $9.2M, ahead of Rise of the Guardians, Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Lincoln, and Life of Pi. As for Playing for Keeps? Bock expects it to flop. "Playing for Keeps isn’t the kind of film that will kick off the next box...Read Full Story

Zimbio Review - 'Deadfall' Packs Punches You've Seen Before

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(Studio Canal | Getty Images) The Bottom Line Should you see it? Yes. Why? Deadfall doesn't rewrite the crime thriller genre, in fact it's a combination of a dozen films, but it's a fun ride featuring some strong performances from Bana and Wilde. Watching Deadfall, it's impossible not to be reminded of a dozen other movies. The Counterfeiters director Stefan Ruzowitzky, who is Austrian, directs his first English-language feature and he shows a steady hand building suspense with a...Read Full Story

Eric Bana Tells His Friends to Marry Fun Women

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Getty ImagesTime Traveler’s Wife star Eric Bana wed publicist Rebecca Gleeson in 1997, and he believes laughter is the key to a successful marriage. He said: A girl’s got to be fun. It’s the one bit of advice I always give to friends of mine who are thinking of getting married. I think love can come fairly easily and grow -- but really liking the core essence of someone is a much harder thing to bottle. If you have both, you’re in pretty good shape. My wife and I really, really like each...Read Full Story

Eric Bana Picked for 'Time Traveler’s Wife' Because of His 'Obvious Decency'

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Getty ImagesEric Bana -- who plays Henry DeTamble, a man who involuntarily travels through time in The Time Traveler's Wife -- was chosen for the romantic film because of his homely nature.Director Robert Schwentke revealed: We sat down with Eric and were taken by his obvious decency. He's very grounded, a very committed family man. We felt those qualities would enrich Henry's character, because we were adamant about Henry not feeling like a victim. DON'T MISS Eric Bana Thinks Housework...Read Full Story

Eric Bana Thinks Housework Is the Ultimate 'Aphrodisiac'

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Getty Images DON'T MISS Eric Bana's Been a Hopeless Romantic Since He Was a Teenager Eric Bana Thinks People Who Work Out Have No Friends Time Travelers' Wife actor Eric Bana -- who has son Klaus, 11, and eight-year-old daughter Sophia with his wife Rebecca, whom he married in 1997 -- revealed the way to win a woman's heart is by keeping a clean home. He said: I'm good around the house. I'm not stealing my wife's thunder, but I do clean. Housework is a bigger aphrodisiac to women than...Read Full Story

Eric Bana's Been a 'Hopeless Romantic' Since He Was a Teenager

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DON'T MISS Eric Bana Thinks People Who Work Out Have No Friends Eric Bana Was Arrested for Showering in a Gas Station Bathroom Time Traveler's Wife star Eric Bana found it hard to concentrate at school because there were so many girls he liked. The 41-year-old star said: I was always getting crushes on girls. To be honest I was a hopeless romantic. I love cars but I never went through a pure car stage. For me, girls were never off the table. I liked girls with a sense of fun. I was...Read Full Story

Eric Bana Thinks People Who Work Out Have No Friends

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Photo AgencyThe Time Traveler’s Wife actor Eric Bana isn’t concerned about having a perfect body because he would rather spend his free time enjoying himself.He told Access Hollywood: Abs are for people with no friends. I don’t do the ab thing. I’ve even had them once, actually, for a film, and they were always covered up. I just said to myself, ‘Well, I’ll just never do that again.’ That was a waste of time. There’s so much more to enjoy in life. In his latest movie – in which he plays...Read Full Story

Eric Bana Was Arrested for Showering in a Gas Station Bathroom

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Photo Agency.Before he became one of the most famous Australian actors in Hollywood, Eric Bana was showering in gas station restrooms and sleeping in his Mustang.He recently revealed that, while on a road trip shortly after his arrival in the United States, he was arrested for taking a shower in a gas station. The police showed up before Bana had time to recollect his clothing. He said, I slept in the car a lot. I wanted to experience everything the country had to offer...I got done...Read Full Story