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Robert Redford To Play Dan Rather, Co-Star With Cate Blanchett In 'Truth And Duty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2014 3:24 PM
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Robert Redford Truth And Duty Cate Blanchett
Robert Redford has never been one to keep his personal politics out of his film choices. From as early as "All The President's Men" and "The Candidate," to recent efforts like "The Company You Keep" and "Lions For Lambs," the actor has never shied from putting political concerns front and center with his efforts. And it looks like he'll do that once again.

Review: 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Is A Satisfying, If Slightly Inferior Sequel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2014 2:59 PM
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How To Train Your Dragon 2
For most of their history, which has now lasted over 15 years ("Antz" and "The Prince Of Egypt" both debuted in 1998), DreamWorks Animation seemed to be content with making a quick buck and raising a cheap laugh. Some of their output was better than others (the original "Shrek" at one end of the scale, "Shark Tale" at the other), but even the better films paled in comparison to the output of arch-rivals Pixar, however profitable they are. These days, things have changed. For one, the company's films aren't all that profitable ("Rise Of The Guardians," "Turbo" and "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" all disappointed financially). But for another, the quality gap has closed, with Pixar hitting something of a creative rut, and DreamWorks putting out films that are as good as or better than their rivals. Well, one film, at least: 2010's "How To Train Your Dragon," which took an unpromising premise and turned it into something funny, exciting and emotionally satisfying in a way that relatively few of their films are.

First Images Of Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara In Todd Haynes' 'Carol'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 19, 2014 10:12 AM
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Carol
With filming on Todd Haynes' "Carol" having wrapped at the end of April, the big question is when we'll get to see the film. Will the director manage to have it all finished in time for the fall festival circuit, or will it be held for next year so the filmmaker can take as much time as needed to craft something special? Either way, we can't wait for the movie, Haynes' first since 2007's "I'm Not There" (though one can't forget his excellent 2011 HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce").

Cannes Review: 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' With Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2014 10:37 AM
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How To Train Your Dragon 2
For most of their history, which has now lasted over 15 years ("Antz" and "The Prince Of Egypt" both debuted in 1998), DreamWorks Animation seemed to be content with making a quick buck and raising a cheap laugh. Some of their output was better than others (the original "Shrek" at one end of the scale, "Shark Tale" at the other), but even the better films paled in comparison to the output of arch-rivals Pixar, however profitable they are. These days, things have changed.

Cate Blanchett Joins Brad Pitt To Narrate Terrence Malick's 'Voyage Of Time'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 15, 2014 10:00 AM
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Blue Jasmine Cate Blanchett
We’ve known for quite some time that Brad Pitt would be narrating Malick’s long-delayed universe-spanning documentary “Voyage Of Time” and while it was also revealed that Emma Thompson had done some work on the film as well, it appears that she’s the latest causalty to Malick’s freewheeling ways.

Cate Blanchett To Star In Susanne Bier's 'The Dig,' Amy Poehler Heads To 'The Nest' With Tina Fey & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2014 4:41 PM
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 Cate Blanchett, The Dig, Susanne Bier
Susanne Bier doesn't stop. Already in post-production on "A Second Chance" starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (first look here), and with "Serena" forever dangling over her head as that completed but still somewhat shelved Bradley Cooper/Jennifer Lawrence joint, the director is already plowing ahead on new a movie, one that is aiming to shoot this fall, with a pretty big star attached.

Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2015 Best Actress Contenders

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 11, 2014 2:10 PM
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Premature Predictions: Actresses, 2015
You know the deal by this point, so we'll get to it as quickly as we can. Every year, to draw a line under the awards season, we take a moment to look ahead at some of the possibilities for the films and performances that we could be talking about in the context of the Oscar race in the eleven months to come. We've already discussed the Best Picture and Best Actor possibilities, and now, we've picked out some potentials to succeed Cate Blanchett as the winner of the Best Actress Academy Award.

Watch: Oscar Winners Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett & More Meet The Press Plus Jennifer Lawrence Talks Falling Again

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 10:36 AM
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12 Years A Slave Oscars
The champagne bottles are empty, the limos are getting cleaned, the tuxedos are being returned and the sun is rising the morning after of the Oscars. But before the winners got to head backstage and celebrate their victory, they had to run the press gauntlet.

Watch: All Oscar Acceptance Speeches For Best Picture & Major Categories Plus The Entire Show In 2 Minutes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 10:25 AM
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Lupita Nyong'o, Oscars
For anyone watching the Oscars at home last night, they may have noticed something a different about the speeches this year....no one really got played off. It looks like the producers took it easy on the winners in 2014, rarely breaking out the orchestra to hustle people off the stage, leading to some longer than usual acceptance speeches. And in case you were in the bathroom or doing a snack refill, we've got all the major ones below.

Watch: Cate Blanchett Dedicates BAFTA Win To Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2014 9:00 AM
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Cate Blanchett
Last night across the pond, the BAFTAs were handed out, once again giving prognosticators something to think about, particularly as they are the last major awards before the Oscars (full list of winners here). And essentially, there is no frontrunner, with "Gravity" taking six awards, but "12 Years A Slave" winning the key categories of Best Film and Best Actor. But one sure thing is Cate Blanchett who has pretty much won everything this awards season for her turn in "Blue Jasmine," and she used her time in the winner's circle last night to honor a late, great talent.

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