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Michael Fassbender Talks Researching Carl Jung For 'A Dangerous Method'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • November 21, 2011 10:40 AM
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Michael Fassbender recently took some time away from his endlessly busy 2011 to speak with The Playlist about his role as swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung in David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method,” which opens in limited release this week. The story focuses on the early career of Jung -- considered the founder of analytical psychology -- at a period in his life when his career briefly intersected with Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). But the story also brings a lesser known influence to light in Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), a figure long lost to the annals of history who may have influenced the work of both Jung and, to a lesser extent, Freud.

Review: 'The Artist' A Joyous, Big Hearted Tribute To Old School Moviemaking

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2011 10:20 AM
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When The Weinstein Company announced before the kick off the Cannes Film Festival that they had picked up Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" it was certainly a surprise. Harvey and Bob laid down big bucks for a film that, in this age of CGI and 3D blockbuster pictures, seems like box office poison. A silent film, in black and white, led by two French stars that are virtually unknown in the United States, it doesn't seem like the kind of movie that, outside of arthouse buffs, would catch on with a broader audience. But, the Weinstein instincts were right on as the movie played like gangbusters to critics (who applauded several times through the screening at Cannes), but moreoover, Hazanavicius' film is a pure joy. Wildly entertaining, with a big generous heart, "The Artist" is not just an exercise in old school filmmaking, it's a beautifully told story that is classic and timeless in feel.

Steven Soderbergh Considering Post-'U.N.C.L.E.' Options & New 'Haywire' Photos

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 21, 2011 10:00 AM
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After exiting the gestating adaptation of '60's spy series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." as a result of casting and budgeting, it looks like Steven Soderbergh is wasting no time in finding his replacement with his upcoming sabbatical to still take place after filming the Liberace biopic, "Behind The Candelabra," starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon next summer.

Terry Gilliam Still Trying, Hopes To Make 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' With Robert Duvall Next Spring

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 21, 2011 9:41 AM
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Ethan Hawke Planning To Reunite With Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy To Write Third 'Before Sunrise' Film

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 21, 2011 9:21 AM
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Despite a brief flirtation with major stardom, Ethan Hawke has stayed relatively true to the independent scene with his relationship with fellow Texan Richard Linklater seemingly personifying this notion. The two have teamed up for no less than six films including "Waking Life," "Tape," "The Newton Boys," "Fast Food Nation" and, of course, "Before Sunrise" and its sequel "Before Sunset." While Hawke and Linklater also have their long-term project "Boyhood" in the works as well (more on that later), it looks like the two are at it again plotting a reunion with Julie Delpy for a third installement of the uber-popular 'Before...' series.

Diablo Cody Says 'Evil Dead' Script Is "Unbelievably Scary," Reveals She'd Be Interested In Returning To The Horror Genre

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 21, 2011 9:00 AM
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Exclusive: Producer Graham King Says He'll Likely Wait For Director Rupert Wyatt To Make 'Londongrad'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 20, 2011 3:49 PM
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Weekend Box Office: 'Breaking Dawn' Does $140 Million, Still Sucks Uncontrollably

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 20, 2011 12:41 PM
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Summit was either being coy or having a bit more faith in humanity than everyone else by projecting "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One" to open lower than "New Moon." No such luck, humankind -- the lethal siren song that is Stephenie Meyer's ignorance scored again, with "Breaking Dawn" grabbing $72 million on Friday, beginning an opening weekend that, after final estimates, could even surpass the series' best.

Empire Covers Reveal New Look At Tom Hardy As Bane In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 20, 2011 9:24 AM
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Dwayne Johnson Will Give You 'The Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2011 6:14 PM
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Remember when we said yesterday that monsters were going to make a comeback on the big screen? Well, we weren't kidding around. Another creature oriented movie is in the works with a guy who knows his way around kicking ass and CGI effects.

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