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Bradley Cooper Only Stars In Movies With ‘American’ In The Title, Signs Up For Crime Thriller ‘American Blood’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 24, 2014 3:18 PM
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Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper is nominated for a Best Supporting Oscar this year for his work on “American Hustle.” Sometime later this year, he should probably star in “American Sniper,” a project he’s spearheading as producer with Clint Eastwood directing, and there’s one more 'American' film to come.

Amanda Seyfriend Joins 'Flying Horse,' But Gary Oldman Says The Film Still Needs Financing

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 4, 2014 10:25 AM
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Amanda Seyfried In Time
Last summer it seemed Gary Oldman would finally end the long wait for his sophomore directorial outing in a grand fashion with his “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” co-star Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes all lined up for roles in the Eadweard Muybridge biopic “Flying Horse.” Despite the talent lined up, however, the film appears to be at an impasse.

Watch: Seth MacFarlane & Charlize Theron Find 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' In First Red Band Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 12:59 PM
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A Million Ways to Die in the West'
While Seth MacFarlane could've taken the easy road and simply cranked out a sequel following his surprise smash hit "Ted" (though, yes, "Ted 2" is slated for a 2015 release) he chose to raise his game for his sophomore feature film. Taking a lead role, and tackling a genre that's tricky to pull off (Western Comedy), the result is "A Million Ways To Die In The West" and the first trailer is here.

First Look: Seth MacFarlane's 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' Starring Charlize Theron & More

A Million Ways To Die In The West
Dusting himself off after his divisive hosting job of the Oscars last year, Seth MacFarlane has been hard at work on his next feature film, the western comedy "A Million Ways To Die In The West." And if anyone can make the not-always-reliable genre work, it's him. Because, really, who would've thought a movie about a foul-mouthed, teddy bear would earn more than $540 million worldwide? Read More »

Hailee Steinfeld Goes Straight-Edge In 'Ten Thousand Saints,' Samuel L. Jackson Swings Back To 'Tarzan' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2013 1:47 PM
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Ten Thousand Saints Haliee Steinfeld
Punk rock movies are usually a very mixed bag (see this year's "CBGB") but with colorful characters and big emotions, filmmakers are going to keep flocking to the subject matter. And thus, Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini ("American Splendor," "Cinema Verite") are going to turn it up with "Ten Thousand Saints."

Dane DeHaan Feeling 'Tulip Fever,' Melisandre Feels 'Incarnate,' Alan Arkin & Amanda Seyfried Have A ‘Wonderful Time’ & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 9:46 AM
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Developing for nearly a decade, the adaptation of Deborah Moggach's "Tulip Fever"has seen all kinds of names — John Madden, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Peter Chelsom, Tom Hooper — kick the tires, but nothing coalesced. But earlier this year the wheels started spinning again with Alicia Vikander became attached, and now she may be joined by Dane DeHaan.

Amanda Seyfried Joins '‘Fathers And Daughters,' Craig Roberts Visits '22 Jump Street' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 1:47 PM
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Just a few days after Russell Crowe's latest project "Fathers and Daughters" was announced, he now has a co-lead. Amanda Seyfried will reteam with her "Les Misérables" co-star in the time-spanning tale will follow a novelist and widow in the past, who struggles to raise his 5-year-old daughter while he battles mental illness. The movie will also catch up 30 years later with the daughter, now in the present day, as she tries to reconcile with the difficult childhood.

Stream This: 'Lovelace,' 'Prince Avalanche,' 'Breaking Bad' & More On VOD This Week

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • August 9, 2013 4:05 PM
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Stream This: Prince Avalanche, To The Wonder, Magic Magic,
Hey there fellow streamers. The 2013 summer blockbuster season is (mercifully) winding down, and the Oscar rollouts haven't yet begun, leaving us in the typically unpredictable middle ground of autumn. But with video on demand continuing to gain ground as a distribution platform, the streaming services don't seem to have noticed, and keep on delivering cinematic nuggets for us to consume. It's a fairly modern slate this weekend, with two simultaneous theatrical-VOD releases on the American indie side, and a Chilean movie skipping the cinema altogether. Then, we have two relatively recent picks: one from a divisive yet enduring filmmaker and another that focuses on a divisive and enduring issue in US politics. And as another seminal television program moves into its last season, we urge you to (re)watch the follow up episodes to gear up for what is sure to be a spectacular final push. So let's get right to it: the best of streaming for the week.

Review: 'Lovelace' Starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, James Franco, Adam Brody & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • August 8, 2013 8:00 PM
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Lovelace
Not so much a film about Linda Lovelace as a film about a bunch of things that happen to Linda Lovelace, including a destructive marriage to seeming complete, total, bonafide scumbag sonofabitch Chuck Traynor, "Lovelace" is a glossy, starry package featuring loving '70s set design, costuming and narratively crucial hairstyling (more on that later). But, the main question was always around the casting of the leading lady, especially given that the last few years have seen a flurry of names come and go from both this and rival Lovelace project “Inferno” (which famously once boasted Seyfried’s “Mean Girls” co-star Lindsay Lohan). Yes, Lovelace was herself by many accounts a very sweet and warm person, but she was also the first porn superstar, and later on a vocal anti-porn crusader; we knew Seyfried could play the white swan, but could she play the black swan? Actually she probably could have, if she had been given the right script: Seyfried’s performance is the best thing about the film by miles, it’s just a shame there isn’t more to her role.

Watch: See James Franco's Hugh Hefner & Adam Brody's "Dick Long" In 2 New 'Lovelace' Clips; Plus Bounty Of New Photos

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • August 7, 2013 2:34 PM
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Lovelace
Do you appreciate a biopic cataloguing the trials and tribulations of fame: abusive relationships, drugs, exploitation, etc.? Are you a closeted connoisseur (or not-so-closeted) of vintage porn, particularly prime 1970s skin flicks? Whether either or both (they're not mutually exclusive), you're in luck this Friday when the Linda Lovelace biopic "Lovelace" hits theaters. (Check out our Berlin review here.)

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