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Movie Review: #MissSloane

The political drama Miss Sloane fails to lobby us into Oscar territory. Review by Matt Cummings In a time when women were supposed to be leading our country, Miss Sloane arrives to remind us of what could have been. Unfortunately, this message about a headstrong female Washington lobbyist loses us early with an unappealing director, a paper-thin plot, and suffers from a ton of convenient realism. If the good (but not impressive) performances weren't there to buffer these and many other gaps, we might have found ourselves voting for impeachment. For Washington lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain), life is about getting her clients what they want from the halls of Congress. Her boss Dupont (Sam Waterston) will sleep with NRA types, fudge travel records, and bully smaller firms into submission if it means a hearty paycheck at day's end. But when Sloane leaves the company to push Gun Control legislation with one of those smaller firms, Dupont turns to his

MISS SLOANE Starring @jes_chastain Has Starred Production

EuropaCorp announced today that principal photography on the political thriller MISS SLOANE began on February 17th, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. It will be directed by John Madden (THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE) and Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY, INTERSTELLAR) stars in the title role of Elizabeth Sloane. Ariel Zeitoun will produce for EuropaCorp alongside Ben Browning for FilmNation and Kris Thykier for Archery Pictures. Patrick Chu (FilmNation) serves as the executive producer. Jonathan Perera wrote the original screenplay. Also starring in the film are Mark Strong (TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (BELLE), Michael Stuhlbarg (A SERIOUS MAN), Alison Pill (THE NEWSROOM), Jake Lacy (HOW TO BE SINGLE), Oscar-nominated actor Sam Waterston (THE KILLING FIELDS, LAW AND ORDER), and John Lithgow (INTERSTELLAR, DEXTER). In MISS SLOANE, a ruthless and highly successful political strategist, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain)

The 2009 California Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The 2009 California Hall of Fame Inductees Announced The 2009 California Hall of Fame inductees are: Filmmaker George Lucas Football commentator John Madden Gay rights advocate Harvey Milk Fitness and bodybuilding pioneer Joe Weider Decathlete and philanthropist Rafer Johnson Entertainer Carol Burnett Former Intel CEO Andrew Grove Governor and U.S. senator Hiram Johnson Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser Philanthropist and peace activist Joan Kroc Artist Fritz Scholder Author Danielle Steel Air Force test pilot General Chuck Yeager All living inductees and family of posthumous inductees are scheduled to participate in the presentation of the Spirit of California medals by the Governor and First Lady. The California Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at The California Museum in Sacramento. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and unveiling of the new exhibit installation, featuring artifacts and mementos personally loane