Neide   //   April 28, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

Variety has posted on their website a review of The Circle, which stars Emma, Tom Hanks and John Boyega. While the movie hasn’t had that many good critics so far, the publication highlights Emma’s performance in it. You can read all about it bellow (and under the cut)! Please beware that the review contains SPOILERS.

“The Circle” is a swankly sinister little mind teaser of a thriller. It’s a nightmare vision of what digital culture is turning all of us into, with all of our help. The movie, adapted from Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel and directed by James Ponsoldt (“The End of the Tour”), is about a corporation called The Circle that stores massive amounts of data — financial, medical, social, personal — about each of the account holders who belong to it. The company, based in the Bay Area, knows everything there is to know about you — but it’s all for your own convenience! You could call “The Circle” a dystopian thriller, yet it’s not the usual boilerplate sci-fi about grimly abstract oppressors lording it over everyone else. The movie is smarter and creepier than that; it’s a cautionary tale for the age of social-media witch hunts and compulsive oversharing. The fascist digital future the movie imagines is darkly intriguing to contemplate, because one’s main thought about it is how much of that future is already here.

Neide   //   April 27, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

Emma Watson attended last night the premiere of The Circle which took place at Tribeca Film Festival, in New York. Our beautiful leading lady wore a silk white gown made by Burberry, followed by a black silk jumpsuit. Photos from the premiere and after party have been added to our gallery. You can also watch a couple of interviews Emma gave last night at the premiere bellow and under the cut!

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Neide   //   April 27, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

Life imitated art when The Circle star Emma Watson walked the red carpet at the movie’s Tribeca Film Festival premiere facing the glowing lights of smartphone cameras. In James Ponsoldt’s new drama, adapted from the 2013 novel by Dave Eggers, the Beauty and the Beast star plays Mae Holland, an employee at the titular tech-world behemoth who agrees to live her entire life on camera — a status her corporate overseers, including Circle co-founder Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), label as going “transparent.” It’s a decision that carries a heavy personal cost, including the loss of friends and family as well as her own privacy.

One could say that Watson has been living a transparent life — albeit with less tragic consequences — since age 10, when she embarked on a decade-long odyssey playing Hermione Granger in the eight-film Harry Potter franchise. Speaking at a post-screening Q&A for The Circle, the now-27 year old actress remarked on the connection between the film and her real life. “It was a very vulnerable experience for me, this movie. It went to the bone of an experience where you have to look out from a stage, and there are things going on behind the scenes that nobody knows about. You just have to turn on and be this thing. Getting to play Mae and put that [experience] onscreen was very hard for me, and I’m so grateful to James for giving me to opportunity to live that.”

Watson went on to add that she’s become more “mindful” of her online presence — which includes a Twitter account with nearly 25 million followers, and an Instagram that reaches 33.1 million people —since making The Circle, which opens in theaters on April 28. Further encouraging her to take a step back is the recent decision by Congress to roll back Internet privacy regulations put in place by the previous administration. “All I can say is, there’s no right answer,” she remarked. “Trust me — I have grilled Dave Eggers! For me, it’s about taking back the information that belongs to us and to me. I didn’t think about most of this stuff before I read Dave’s book.”

While the Circle isn’t a real Silicon Valley conglomerate, Ponsoldt told the audience that the production team spent time at some actual tech companies for background research. “We visited a bunch of campuses to get sense of portraying this world and recognizing what’s positive [about it]. We all know the products, obviously, but wanted to spend time with the people there.” And, much like his star, the director of such acclaimed dramas as The Spectacular Now and The End of the Tour, has been thinking a lot about his digital life in the wake of researching and making The Circle. “When I read it, my wife was pregnant with our first child, and we began to talk about the freedoms our children would have and how intentionally we’d be documenting their childhood — or not.” Good thing that Ponsoldt knows an actress who can provide him with plenty of advice about the benefits and risks of growing up on camera.

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Neide   //   April 27, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

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Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Patton Oswalt and director James Ponsoldt participated in a fireside chat with Twitter co-founder/CEO Jack Dorsey, live from Twitter HQ.

Neide   //   April 25, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

Hello Emma fans! Emma is on the cover of the May issue of Interview magazine, looking absolutely beautiful, and we have added outtakes along with the cover to our gallery! Bellow you will also find a very interesting interview, as Emma was interviewed by Jessica Chastain and the duo spoke about fashion, freedom and much more. Surely a must read!

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It’s been almost six years since the release of the last Harry Potter film, and still it can be difficult for people to separate Emma Watson from Hermione Granger, the character she played in all eight installments of the hit franchise, from the time she was 11 until she was 21. Maybe there’s a reason for this. In the “fantasy” that she says became her life and the lives of her co-stars, Watson, like Hermione, has displayed unbridled passion, natural talent, and—thank goodness for us—a defiant determination to do things her way.

Whether that has meant taking time away from a white-hot film career to pursue a degree from Brown University or addressing the issue of gender inequality at the U.N. General Assembly, in her role as a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador, Watson has been steadfast in her authenticity. And if she’s made some mistakes along the way, as she insists she has, they haven’t been onscreen for us to see—certainly not in her two stunning post-Potter films The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) and The Bling Ring (2013), which gave us tiny glimpses of her future in film.

That future is now here. In March, Watson played Belle in Disney’s live-action reboot of Beauty and the Beast, and she can currently be seen opposite Tom Hanks in the surveillance thriller The Circle, based on the novel by Dave Eggers. If the former was a return to the magical universe in which we first met her, the latter has given Watson the welcome opportunity to question how we live today, in the real world. As she tells her friend, the two-time Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain, the struggle to live up to her onscreen persona—to become a spokesperson, a role model, for an entire generation of girls—might all be worth it if she can still be herself.

JESSICA CHASTAIN: Hi, honey. Where are you right now?

EMMA WATSON: I’m thrilled that you asked, because I didn’t want things to get weird. I’m in the bath. In Paris. I didn’t want you to hear swishing water and be like, “Uh, what are you doing?” I’m very relaxed. Where are you?

CHASTAIN: I am in a hotel room. There are bags of hair extensions and makeup and clothes everywhere.

WATSON: As long as there’s a clear line across the floor so that you can actually get into bed at night, you’re good.

Neide   //   April 24, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

With The Circle being out in theaters this Friday, STX Entertainment has released a couple of clips featuring Emma which you can watch bellow!


Neide   //   April 24, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

EuropaCorp and STXfilms announce an intimate Fireside Chat today, April 24, for the highly-anticipated EuropaCorp thriller The Circle, based on Dave Eggers’ acclaimed novel. Twitter CEO & Co-Founder Jack Dorsey will join Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Patton Oswalt and screenwriter/director James Ponsoldt to discuss the film and issues related to our modern socially-connected world and technology.

The chat will be livestreamed from The Circle Twitter handle (@WeAreTheCircle) today (April 24) at 11am PT / 2pm ET. The Circle will be released by STXfilms on behalf of EuropaCorp on April 28th.

Using the film’s provocative themes as a jumping off point, the hour-long chat will include topics of discussion such as diversity within the tech industry, leading a tech company, our data-driven world, and the boundaries of privacy online.

The Circle is a gripping modern thriller, starring Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”), Tom Hanks (“Sully”) and John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.

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Neide   //   April 15, 2017   //   0 Comments   •  

New promotional photos from The Circle, which stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega and Karen Gillan have been released this past week and we’ve just added them to our gallery! The movie is set to be released in theaters by the end of the month, April 28, so it’s only a matter of time until we see Emma once more out and about!

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