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Watch: First Footage From James Toback & Alec Baldwin's Cannes Documentary 'Seduced & Abandoned'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 16, 2013 2:45 PM
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While this weekend sees the release of yet another Hollywood blockbuster, the global film industry at large has descended upon the South of France for the Cannes Film Festival. While most of us will never get to experience the festival ourselves, “Seduced and Abandoned,” a new documentary premiering this weekend at the Croisette, will explore the festival from the point of view of filmmakers and we our first look at the trailer.

New Pics From Alec Baldwin & James Toback's Cannes Doc 'Seduced And Abandoned' Plus Story Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 13, 2013 1:40 PM
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Last year, Alec Baldwin and director James Toback hit the Croisette, not to premiere a movie, but to try and raise financing for one. They brought along some cameras to help document the effort for what would ultimately become the documentary, "Seduced And Abandoned," an insider's inside look at the fickle game of film financing and the movie biz in general. Now they're back a year later in Cannes with the finished product, set to unveil in a special screening next weekend, but what is this whole thing all about?

Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett & Andrew Dice Clay Smell Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' In New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2013 2:25 PM
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The plots for Woody Allen movies tend to be state secrets as long as possible before the film is released, and as such, his upcoming "Blue Jasmine" is still a bit of a mystery. But one thing we do know: Cate Blanchett doesn't seem to happy (or her character anyway).

Watch: Shia LaBeouf's 1 Hour Audition For ‘Orphans’; Shares Personal Emails As He Leaves Due To "Creative Differences"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2013 9:42 AM
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Shia LaBeouf: misunderstood actor, hellraiser or dedicated artist? Perhaps all three. He's certainly made no secret of his methods, which have included getting drunk on moonshine for "Lawless" to the point of nearly causing Mia Wasikowska to exit the movie. He also dropped acid to help in his preparation for "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman." But his rigorous approach doesn't always make him friends with his colleagues, and the news yesterday that he had left the Broadway production of "Orphans" was just the tip of the iceberg.

Watch: 10 Funny '30 Rock' Moments To Commemorate The End Of Tina Fey's Classic Sitcom

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 31, 2013 12:55 PM
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If the last few years have been a golden age of TV, 2013 might mark the end of that era, as many of the shows that have been the highlights of the last few years are wrapping up this year. We've already seen the underrated "Fringe" finish, "The Office" and "Breaking Bad" are wrapping up this summer, and question marks hang over the survival chances of "Community" and "Parks and Recreation." And tonight sees another great show go to syndication heaven -- Tina Fey's "30 Rock."

Watch: Get In The Holiday Spirit With New Trailer For 'Rise Of The Guardians'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2012 2:24 PM
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We may be in the midst of a sweaty, soggy summer, but movie studios are already looking ahead to the holiday season, and DreamWorks is hoping parents will bring their kiddies to the celebrity-voiced romp "Rise Of The Guardians."

Woody Allen Talks The Inspiration Of Italian Cinema For 'To Rome With Love'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 21, 2012 1:59 PM
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“With Woody Allen, you have someone who is responsible for more memorable moments than anyone who’s ever been involved in films,” says Alec Baldwin, one of the stars of “To Rome With Love,” who joined various cast members and the director in New York City to talk with press with about the film. The 42nd film of the career of the writer, director and legend, Allen doesn’t have to go far to find an exciting collaborator like Baldwin, who bluntly says, “When he calls you and asks you to come and do this, if you’re available, you go.”

Review: 'Rock of Ages' Is Anything But a Good Time

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • June 13, 2012 3:09 PM
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"Rock of Ages" will make you want to raise your arms...and then immediately plunge your fingers into your eyeballs for salvation (you can go back for seconds to rescue your ears). "Hairspray" helmer Adam Shankman directs this movie that will finally kill the '80s nostalgia that continues to plague us if we're lucky and will further root karaoke performances and bar jukeboxes in that hairspray-choked decade if we're not. We've had a sub-par version of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" stuck in our head since we saw it, and we wouldn't wish this fate on anyone, except perhaps the development heads at Warner Bros. As much as everyone keeps trying to make Julianne Hough a star, Steve Perry she is not (though admittedly she is cuter).

James Toback & Alec Baldwin Reveal Details Of The Film They're Trying To Raise Financing For

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 31, 2012 1:58 PM
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Just before the Cannes Film Festival, it was revealed that James Toback and Alec Baldwin were teaming for an under-the-radar, Cannes-set documentary about film financing known as "Seduced and Abandoned." The movie is an attempt to document the duo's efforts to raise financing for an actual movie they are looking to make together (more on that in a second). While some reports suggested it was a mockumentary, the "30 Rock" star has now explained the project's evolution, revealing that he and Toback's motivations quickly changed as they realised they weren't there "to make fun of people. That doesn’t do us any good. I thought let’s come here and let’s ask people a very simple construction which is: What was the movie business like before? What happened? And what is it like now in your lifetime?”

New Photo: Ellen Page & Jesse Eisenberg, Plus New English Teaser Poster

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 6:30 PM
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Spring has sprung, and along with fewer clothes, that pretty much has come to mean one thing in the movie world: that a new Woody Allen film can't be far away. The director's released a film, almost always at this time of year, like clockwork (the last time he skipped one: 1981, between "Stardust Memories" and "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.") This year's installment sees him head to Italy for the first time, for "To Rome With Love," which has assembled the usual impressive cast including Alec Baldwin, Judy Davis, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Alison Pill and, for the first time since 2006's "Scoop," Allen himself.

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