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Chloe Moretz Says She's Done Playing Hit-Girl, Blames Piracy For Killing Plans For 'Kick-Ass 3'

  • By Zach Hollwedel
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  • August 27, 2014 10:40 AM
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“Kick-Ass” gave fanboys something to squeal about in 2010. Dark humor? Check. Sweet fight choreography? Check. Perfectly placed Nicolas Cage insanity? Double check. And it was a hit, earning nearly $100 million worldwide, which is not too shabby for an R-rated, niche comic book movie. Three years later, “Kick-Ass 2” delivered none of the above. The sequel opened at number five at the box office, and barely scraped its way to $60 million. And Chloë Grace Moretz blames downloaders for the film's failure, alleging they are the reason a third movie won't happen.

Review: 'If I Stay' Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley, Mireille Enos and Stacy Keach

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • August 21, 2014 2:05 PM
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If I Stay, Chloe Moretz
Based on Gayle Forman’s bestselling teen novel, “If I Stay” should certainly appeal to its target demo. It alternately seems engineered for tears, giggles and swoons, and it shouldn’t have an issue with making adolescent girls, go through all of those in turn. Chloë Grace Moretz’s Mia Hall is an identifiable, admirable heroine, who isn’t quite the outsider she was in “Carrie,” but she still carries that teenage worry of being set apart from her peers. Meanwhile, her love interest Adam (Jamie Blackley, “Snow White and the Huntsmen”) is the perfect amount of sweet and smoldering for the audience. If BOP magazine were still around, Blackley would be its cover boy, adorning the lockers of high schoolers everywhere.

Watch: Chloë Moretz Decides On Life In New Trailer For 'If I Stay'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2014 10:54 PM
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If I Stay, Chloe Moretz
When you're a teenager, everything feels like it's life or death; each decision has an irrevocable ripple effect that you will experience forever. But in "If I Stay," the very decision to stay alive (or not) hangs in the balance, and it's a choice that Chloë Moretz will have to make.

Watch: First Trailer For Lynn Shelton's 'Laggies' Starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz & Sam Rockwell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2014 1:00 PM
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Laggies
Director Lynn Shelton has carved out a career of telling intimate stories driven by complex characters, with tales that toe the line between drama and comedy, and easily fall into both camps. And while most of her films had tended to stick to the indie circuit, her upcoming "Laggies" has a chance to find a bigger audience.

Watch: Remember Your Best Day With New Promo Trailer & Images For 'If I Stay' Starring Chloe Moretz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2014 5:12 PM
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If I Stay
Are we witnessing the return of the teen weepie? "The Fault In Our Stars" already body-slammed your emotions this year, and now comes "If I Stay," which is aiming to give your tear ducts a beating. And now a new promo has arrived highlighting the sunnier side of the film.

Watch: Chloe Grace Moretz Runs The Show In Prologue Trailer For ‘If I Stay’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2014 9:17 AM
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If I Stay, Chloe Moretz
Geez Hollywood, give our tear ducts a break won't you? This weekend finds Shailene Woodley in love and battling cancer with "The Fault In Our Stars," and later this summer, teenagers, love and death will collide again in "If I Stay." Now might be a good time to hit Costco and stock up on Kleenex.

Watch: 35-Minute Cannes Press Conference For 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' With Juliette Binoche, Chloë Moretz & More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • May 27, 2014 9:41 AM
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Clouds Of Sils Maria
The last tidbits from Cannes are still rolling in, even as the Croisette itself now looks like the opening scenes of “28 Days Later” (presumably). Last to screen in the Palme d'Or competition, and hence the focus of various final press appearances, was Olivier Assayas' “Clouds of Sils Maria," which has had a mixed but interested reception: it ultimately failed to pick up any prizes, and Playlister Jessica Kiang seems to think that was fair.

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Equalizer' Starring Denzel Washington & Chloe Moretz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2014 3:22 AM
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The Equalizer
You might be wondering why Denzel Washington would ever decide to take on a movie based on an '80s TV show. But when it comes to "The Equalizer," the actor only cared about one thing. "The title doesn't mean anything to me. It's the material," he told USA Today. "It's a classic story, the innocent girl and the guy coming in to save the day and kick some butt. You'll get some popcorn and escape for a couple of hours."

Cannes Review: Olivier Assayas’ ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ Starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart And Chloë Grace Moretz

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 23, 2014 7:04 AM
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Clouds Of Sils Maria
Ever watched a movie and thought “Man, I wish this film had a line of dialogue (or 300) that explained exactly what it wants to be about?” Well, have you ever got a treat in store with “Clouds of Sils Maria”! The new film from Olivier Assayas which screened for press this morning as the last Palme d’Or competitor for Cannes 2014, is a curious type of failure: a film that mistakes needless complexity for depth, and in so doing tells us time and again what it’s about—art vs life, aging, identity, female jealousy, manipulation and insecurity—without ever actually being about those things.

Watch: 2 New Clips From 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' Starring Kristen Stewart & Juliette Binoche

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 21, 2014 9:18 AM
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Clouds of Sils Maria
The conventional wisdom goes that if your movie plays at the end of the film festival, chances are it’s not very good, or certainly not as worthwhile as the pictures that debut during those hot first few days. Certainly this is largely true for Sundance and TIFF, festivals that Hollywood abandons en masse after the first critical weekend, but the Cannes Film Festival is different, and they basically do whatever they want (true of the French too). So if you’re worried about Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds Of Sils Maria” playing near the end of the festival, fear not (plus we’ve heard the scheduling is to accommodate wrangling the talent, with many of the cast are shooting films elsewhere).

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