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Review: 'The Conspirator' An Antiquated Costume Drama With A Political Message

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 5:40 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from TIFF.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For Curtis Hanson's HBO Financial Crisis Drama 'Too Big To Fail'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 4:47 AM
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It's like fairy tale movies for auteurs. Or something like that. "Margin Call" is coming, and just last night, George Clooney announced his own film about the 2008 bailout but before both of those, we'll get Curtis Hanson's take on the subject with "Too Big To Fail."

Review: 'The Princess Of Montpensier' Tries To Find Some New Notes In A Familiar Period Piece

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • April 14, 2011 4:16 AM
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There's a certain stigma attached to period pieces; a preconceived notion that the film at hand will be elegant, beautiful, and excessively boring. Of course, a stereotype doesn't just come from anywhere, and those that decide to judge a movie by its poster may not be so far off in their hasty dismissal.

Jeremy Irvine & Helena Bonham Carter Circle Mike Newell's 'Great Expectations'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 4:00 AM
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If the name Jeremy Irvine is meaningless to you, don't worry, that will soon change. The National Youth Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company actor -- and player in the the Brit series "Life Bites" -- was handpicked last year by Steven Spielberg to star in his upcoming WWI drama "War Horse" and now it looks like the actor is ready to take on one of the giants of literature with veteran Brit thesp possibly joining him.

Poster & Pics From Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne's Cannes Entry 'The Kid With The Bike'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 3:25 AM
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Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne are Cannes Film Festival veterans and favorites. Ever since "Rosetta" took the Palme d'Or in 1999, all their films since have not only played in competition at Cannes, they've also won prizes -- that's right, they have two Palme d'Or, one Ecumenical and one screenplay prize from Cannes. Not too shabby. Well, they're back on the Croisette this year and if we were betting men, we'd put money down on them walking away with something.

Snubbed? Who's Missing In The 2011 Cannes Line-Up?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 14, 2011 3:04 AM
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As one of the most highly anticipated film festivals on the planet -- the Olympics of cinema as it were -- each spring the looming arrival of the Cannes Film Festival line-up brings with it a near feeding frenzy of anticipation (except for those actually awaiting the summer tentpole season).

George Clooney Will Produce & Possibly Direct Movie About 2008 Bailout

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 2:47 AM
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Picture To Be Written By 'Stranger Than Fiction' ScreenwriterSigh, do we really need another movie about the economic collapse? Michael Moore tried to address the issue with his rush job documentary "Capitalism: A Love Story" and he was bested by the immensely better, Oscar-winning "Inside Job." We've also got "Margin Call" and "Too Big To Fail" around the corner; we're kind of exhausted on this topic already. But damn if we can't raise a bit of interest when George Clooney comes sniffing around the subject.
More: Actors

Olga Kurylenko Will 'Expatriate' With Aaron Eckhart In Assassin Thriller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 2:17 AM
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'Trust' Star Liana Libreto Also On BoardAaron Eckhart's transition from respected character actor into mainstream leading man has been a bumpy road. For every "The Dark Knight" there is an ill-conceived entry like the rom-com "No Reservations," and while it did solid box office ($180 million worldwide) "Battle: Los Angeles" was fucking terrible. But Eckhart isn't through kicking ass and taking names, and he's currently filming "Expatriate" and now has a former Bond girl on his tail.

Watch: Trailer For Cannes Entry 'Sleeping Beauty' Starring Emily Browning

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 1:58 AM
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Emily Browning's characters haven't been having a good time in the movie theaters lately. As Baby Doll in Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch," her character escaped the harsh world of a brutal mental institution by becoming a burlesque dancer and action star in alternate realities where wearing skimpy clothes was an act of liberation. Well, as Lucy in Julia Leigh's Cannes competition entry "Sleeping Beauty" she's not going to have it much easier, though, the film will likely be much, much better than Snyder's turgid comic book store mess.

Watch: Taylor Lautner Uses His Apple Products To Discover His True Identity In 'Abduction'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 1:58 AM
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Oh, those teenage years when you just don't feel comfortable in your skin and feel like an alien in your own body. How better to address these complex issues than with a Jason Bourne-style action pic starring Taylor Lautner!

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