Mia Wasikowska: Articles


'Alice in Wonderland' 2010: Lewis Carroll Travesty One of Worst Tim Burton Movies

'Alice in Wonderland' 2010: Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. 'Alice in Wonderland' 2010: Plenty of visuals, no substance In the interest of full disclosure, I should start this commentary on Alice in Wonderland by saying that I have never been a fan of Tim Burton's works. I've enjoyed a […]


'Still Alice' vs 'Maps to the Stars': Julianne Moore Oscar Helps 1 Film

Still Alice with Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart. 'Still Alice' and 'Maps to the Star's box office: Julianne Moore Oscar helps only one movie (See previous post: “'The Lazarus Effect' Box Office: Olivia Wilde Horror Movie Arrives Comatose.”) The Oscars do matter. As mentioned in the previous post, Alejandro González […]


'Maps to the Stars' Trailer & 4 Clips: Robert Pattinson Gets Intimate with Julianne Moore

Robert Pattinson in 'Maps to the Stars.' 'Maps to the Star's trailer and clips: Julianne Moore goes ballistic after losing a role, Robert Pattinson learns that Mia Wasikowska's parents are brother and sister The Hollywood satire Maps to the Stars, the second David Cronenberg-Robert Pattinson collaboration to be screened in […]


STOKER: Matthew Goode Is Alluring and Creepy as Mia Wasikowska's Uncle

Stoker: Matthew Goode stars in Park Chan-wook's English-language feature debut, which offers a 'perfectly lovely blend of styles,' but is marred by narrative glitches The title Stoker, left to stand alone for Korean director Park Chan-wook's and screenwriter Wentworth Miller's psychological thriller, could refer to any number of things, including […]


Gus Van Sant's RESTLESS Gets Unenthusiastic Reviews: Cannes 2011

Henry Hopper, Mia Wasikowska, Restless Gus Van Sant's Restless, about the love affair between an orphaned teenager (Dennis Hopper's son, Henry Hopper) and a cancer-stricken young woman (Mia Wasikowska), has received a number of unenthusiastic reviews. Some, in fact, have been downright negative. Van Sant won the Palme d'Or at […]


'Sucker Punch' Bombs: Zack Snyder Movie Beaten by 'Wimpy Kid'

Jena Malone, Oscar Isaac, Abbie Cornish in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch April 1, '11, update: Starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel, and Robert De Niro, Neil Burger's thriller Limitless topped the North American box office chart on Thursday, March 31, grossing $1.22 million, according to Box Office Mojo. That'll […]


'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'? & James Cameron 3D Fantasy vs. 'Alice in Wonderland'

'Avatar' set with James Cameron and Sam Worthington. Avatar inflation-adjusted domestic box office chart James Cameron's socially conscious sci-fi/fantasy/adventure mix Avatar hasn't been the top grosser at the North American box office for nearly two months. Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver, Avatar was initially dethroned by the […]


'The Bounty Hunter' Beaten & Kristen Stewart Biopic Disappoints

'The Bounty Hunter' with Gerard Butler as another über-macho character. Box office: 'Alice in Wonderland' leaves 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid,' 'The Bounty Hunter' far behind March 21 '10 update: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland grossed an estimated $34.5 million at the North America box office this weekend (March 19–21, […]


Matt Damon & Robert Pattinson Movies Flop

Matt Damon in 'Green Zone': Political thriller is latest Universal and Iraq War box office bomb. Box Office: Matt Damon political thriller 'Green Zone,' Robert Pattinson romantic melodrama 'Remember Me' flop March 15, '10, update: Starring Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass' Iraq War thriller Green Zone landed far behind top movie […]


'Alice in Wonderland' Reviews

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, adapted by Linda Woolverton, and starring Mia Wasikowska (Alice), Johnny Depp (the Mad Hatter), Anne Hathaway (the White Queen), and Helena Bonham Carter (above, as the Red Queen, and looking quite a bit like Silvana Mangano in Dune), opens today in the United States and […]


'Alice in Wonderland' Record-Breaking Box Office, Kristen Stewart Indie Disappoints

'Alice in Wonderland' with Mia Wasikowska: Girl in blue dress and white rabbit smash several box office records. 'Alice in Wonderland' smashes box office records Sunday, March 7, '10, update: Despite wildly mixed reviews, Alice in Wonderland has shattered a number of box office records after grossing $116.3 million this […]


Hal Holbrook Movie 'That Evening Sun'

Carrie Preston, Mia Wasikowska, Hal Holbrook in That Evening Sun Directed by Scott Teems, who also adapted William Gay's short story “I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down,” That Evening Sun stars Hal Holbrook as Abner Meecham, an elderly Tennessee farmer who, after fleeing from his nursing home, […]