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'Amour' & 'Rust And Bone' Top London Critics' Circle Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2013 3:50 PM
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With the focus this weekend on Park City with the Sundance Film Festival now in full swing, it might be easy to forget we're still in the midst of the awards season. And even though we're nearing the finishing line, with the Golden Globes already handed out, and a few more major guild awards and the Indie Spirits to come before the Oscars are awarded, critics circles are still getting their two cents in. And the latest to hand down their verdict on the year in film of 2012 are from the U.K., with the London Critics' Circle Awards honoring their winners today. And a big favorite of the season made a considerable impression.

Anne Hathaway To Reportedly Star In Contemporary Adaptation Of 'Taming Of The Shrew'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 9:00 AM
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With stellar supporting turns last year in “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Les Miserables,” and a Golden Globe win for the latter this past weekend, it’s safe to say that Anne Hathaway has gained some considerable clout. The Wrap is reporting that the Oscar nominee has already lined up her next project, a starring role in an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.”

Steven Spielberg Says 'Robopocalypse' Not Quite Dead, Starting New Work On Script With More Personal Story

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 11, 2013 12:29 PM
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This last week has been somewhat of a mixed bag for Steven Spielberg. Sure there’s been a whole host of Oscar nominations, but there’s also been the collapse of his highly anticipated adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s novel, “Robopocalypse.” The film, penned by “Cabin in the Woods” writer Drew Goddard, had already been allotted an April 25, 2014 release date, and had a tremendous lead cast being lined up including Anne Hathaway, Chris Hemsworth and Ben Whishaw. The official line from Spielberg’s spokesman was that the film was “too important and the script not ready, and it’s too expensive to produce. It’s back to the drawing board to see what’s possible.”

Steven Spielberg Indefinitely Postpones 'Robopocalypse' With Chris Hemsworth & Anne Hathaway

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 9, 2013 7:37 PM
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After a rough half-decade or so ("Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "The Adventures of Tintin," "War Horse," failing to get "Harvey" made), Steven Spielberg is back to enjoying the kind of success he's used to; "Lincoln" is closing on $150 million domestically alone, and is likely to be the most nominated films when the Oscar nods are announced first thing tomorrow.

Tom Hooper Says "The Camera Should Be A Meditation On The Human Face" & More From The Cast Of 'Les Misérables'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 28, 2012 3:12 PM
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If the box office was anything to go by, if you saw any movie on Christmas Day with your family/friends/ON YOUR OWWWWN, it was "Les Misérables," Tom Hooper's blockbuster adaptation of the long-running musical stage adaptation of Victor Hugo's epic novel. Complete with an all-star cast of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham-Carter and Eddie Redmayne, the film might have gotten some mixed responses, but it was overwhelmingly the favorite choice of audiences on the 25th, and looks likely to be a major force when Oscar nominations are announced in a couple of weeks.

Listen: The Best Part Of 'Les Miserables,' Anne Hathaway's "I Dreamed A Dream" In Full

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2012 5:04 PM
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Whether you love Tom Hooper's long and loud "Les Miserables," or if you're less enthused (like this writer), most everyone can agree that the highlight, the standout sizzle reel moment, is Anne Hathaway's heartbreaking rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream." As Fantine, her role may not be big, but Hathaway arguably delivers the film's most poignant, wrenching performance, and now you can enjoy it in full.

Anne Hathaway On Channeling Her Tears, Emotions & Cutting Her Hair For Harrowing 'Les Miserables' Scene

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 26, 2012 1:30 PM
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"I don't know that there's any secrets to it it's just a pulse, it's a vein that you follow. In my case, there was no way I could relate to what my character was going through, I have a very happy, successful life and I don't have any children I've had to give up or keep and so what I did was try to get inside the reality of her story as it exists in our world."

Review: Bloated ‘Les Miserables’ Still Falls Short Despite Strong Performances, Anne Hathaway & Cinematic Grandeur

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 6, 2012 6:29 PM
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This is why you can’t pay too much attention to the buzz and get all wrapped up in Twitter noise that all of sudden made everyone go, “Oscar frontrunner!” Early screenings of “Les Miserables” did provoke audiences to burst into applause after certain song performances and yes, many were in tears by the end of the film. And that’s because Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables” has two incredible sequences (both of which audiences thundered over in our early screening), but the rest of the movie? Well, maybe not so much.

Rumor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Play Batman In 'Justice League' Plus Lots Of New 'The Dark Knight Rises' Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 27, 2012 9:03 AM
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Let the speculatin' begin (again). During the entire press run for Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," the drum beat played by everyone around the picture, from the director through each member of the cast, was that it was the end. There would be no fourth movie. Christian Bale said he wouldn't suit up again (unless Nolan wanted him to) and even with Joseph Gordon-Levitt revealed to be Robin/the new Batman, the actor insisted that there was no need for any spinoffs. Never say never, we suppose...there may be something transpiring....

New Catwoman Pic & Featurette From 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 24, 2012 12:07 PM
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Nope, it's not July. Given the amount of "The Dark Knight Rises" bits and pieces that have landed in the last week or so, you might think the movie was heading to theaters. But it's on its way to stores, and to help get the word out, a plethora of material has made its way online, including: three unreleased posters, a behind-the-scenes set building montage, 45 behind-the-scenes pics from the Bane vs. Batman showdown; a featurette about Tom Hardy's transformation into Bane as well as a look at the football field explosion. And yes, there's more.

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