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Review: Shallow Infidelity Drama ‘Last Night’ With Keira Knightley Lacks Heat Or Chemistry

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  • May 5, 2011 6:00 AM
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This review originally ran during the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

Wes Bentley Is Seneca Crane In 'Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 5:40 AM
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More Nobodies Line Up For Various District CastingAnother twenty-four hours has passed, which means more "Hunger Games" casting! Woo!

Roberto Benigni To Make Big Screen Comeback In Woody Allen's 'The Wrong Picture'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 5:21 AM
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While Woody Allen has gathered up his Hollywood cast for his upcoming Rome-set film "The Wrong Picture," with Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz set to star, he still has his Italian talent to cast and he's going right to the top of list.

Review: 'Thor' Is Overstuffed, But Still A (Mostly) Pleasant, Consistently Entertaining Surprise

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 5, 2011 5:07 AM
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Note: Our U.K. writer saw the film early and this review was first published on April 26, 2011

We Read It: Casting Quentin Tarantino's Slavery/Spaghetti Western Epic 'Django Unchained'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 5, 2011 4:28 AM
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You’ll recall in 2008 we did, what we thought, was a very good job of casting Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” (some of us are still convinced our picks were better than Q.T.’s, but that’s another story). And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Tarantino has recently finished his latest script, one entitled “Django Unchained.” So yes, we’re at it again.

Watch: Lots Of New Footage In Character Trailers For Banshee, Havok & Beast In 'X-Men: First Class'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 3:50 AM
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The summer comic movie season kicks off this weekend with "Thor" and the marketing push for the other three coming down the line -- "Green Lantern," "Captain Amerca: The First Avenger" and "X-Men: First Class" -- will continue to go hard as each will hope not to get lost or forgotten in the summer mix.

'Iron Man' Writers Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby To Tool Up 'Tomb Raider' Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 3:25 AM
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A couple of months ago it was announced that GK Films was rebooting the "Tomb Raider" franchise for a 2013 release and they are moving full steam ahead.

Watch: Full Length 'Conan The Barbarian' Trailer Wisely Doesn't Let Jason Momoa Say Too Much

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 3:09 AM
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Jason Momoa is your new action star, folks. Or at least the industry is hoping to sell him that way to audiences. The actor, best known for his role on "Stargate: Atlantis" was given the CinemaCon Rising Star Award in March even though he's never really toplined a major movie. But hey, if they give him the award then it must be true, right?

Bernardo Bertolucci To Direct 3D Drama 'Io e Te' Later This Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2011 3:04 AM
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Like it or not, 3D is here to stay and is no longer just the plaything of James Cameron or studios looking to beef up their bottom line on tentpole fare. Bonafide auteurs are now taking a hard look at the format too. Martin Scorsese is diving into stereoscopic shooting for his upcoming "Hugo Cabret"; Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt Now And Sunrise" will have a 3D sequence; Takashi Miike goes to Cannes this year with his 3D "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai"; Steven Soderbergh would have shot "Contagion" in 3D if the cameras were ready in time; Baz Luhrmann is strongly considering the format for "The Great Gatsby" and now, one of cinemas greatest legends will be embarking on his first three dimensional movie.

IFFBoston Review: 'The Whistleblower' Plays More Like A Whisper

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • May 5, 2011 2:44 AM
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Hollywood hasn’t gotten tired of taking great leading actresses and sticking them in films meant to showcase their strengths, usually in an exaggerated plea for an Oscar. Larysa Kondracki’s “The Whistleblower” is just this for Rachel Weisz, only the major flaws in the film’s structure detract from the admittedly great performance Weisz turns out.

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