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10 Actors Who Could Replace Matt Smith On 'Doctor Who'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 3, 2013 11:01 AM
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For anyone with even a vaguely geeky bone in their body, this weekend brought big news. Yes, Dan Harmon is coming back to "Community," but in perhaps even bigger news, Matt Smith, the eleventh actor to play the seminal time-travelling hero of the BBC's long-running "Doctor Who," which is fifty years old today, will be hanging up his bowtie and tweed jacket, and leaving the series at the end of the year.

Watch: First Trailer For Time Travel Rom-Com 'About Time' Starring Rachel McAdams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2013 8:32 AM
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What if you could jump back through time to say the perfect line, make a better first impression or perform better in the sack? That's the ambitious central premise of "About Time," the latest from "Love Actually" writer/director Richard Curtis, that takes the traditional rom-com and adds a little does of time travel in for good measures. Does it work? Well, let's take a look at the first trailer...

Oscar Isaac & Domhnall Gleeson Boot Up Alex Garland's 'Ex Machina'; Felicity Jones & Alicia Vikander Eyed For Female Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 11:41 AM
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Making your first feature film is no easy task. Everything from the script to casting requires careful attention to detail, and meanwhile, you're looking to prove to yourself and others that you have what it takes to get the job done. However, if your name is Alex Garland, things are made slightly easier. The screenwriter behind "28 Days Later...," "Never Let Me Go" and "Dredd" has a CV that speaks for itself, and it's no surprise that he's getting some nice talent for his debut directorial effort "Ex Machina."

'Love Actually' Director Richard Curtis' 'About Time' Starring Rachel McAdams Pushed To Fall, New Image Revealed

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 1, 2013 4:17 PM
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Even before it makes its way into theatres, Richard Curtis’ latest romantic comedy, "About Time," is showing its time-travelling prowess. The Working Title feature starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson follows a 21-year-old who finds out he can time travel, and uses his ability to go back in time and meet the girl he loves for the first time, over and over again. The film was due for release on May 10th, but Universal has sent it back to the future and it will now debut on November 1st.

Michael Fassbender Gets A Makeover In First Image From 'Frank' With Maggie Gyllenhaal & Domhnall Gleeson

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 10, 2013 10:34 AM
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Over the last few years, we've seen Michael Fassbender in a number of different guises; British agent disguised as a Nazi, Roman warrior, Gothic romantic lead, metal-bending Holocaust-surviving mutant, repressed psychotherapist, rampant sex addict, treacherous secret agent, and Peter O'Toole-ish android. But his next project promises to show him in a guise that we've never seen before from the Irish-German actor.

Watch: 5 Clips From Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina' Starring Keira Knightley & Jude Law

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 2:00 PM
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Oh hey, there you are "Anna Karenina." Since unspooling overseas at the tail end of the summer, and hitting TIFF for its North American bow, word has been very, very quiet on Joe Wright's latest effort. And it's a real shame because the movie is both spectacular and moving, doing justice to the emotion in Leo Tolstoy's tale of doomed love, but giving the material an enjoyably indulgent theatrical treatment. The big word on this movie is that it was shot all on a single soundstage with interconnected sets, and while the artificiality shows through sometimes (intentionally), it never detracts from the story or the epic feel of the movie.

Rachel McAdams Gets Wet In First Look At 'About Time'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 3:57 PM
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Romantic comedy, time travel and Rachel McAdams -- they will all blend together in "About Time," with the first image arriving today.

Michael Fassbender & Domhnall Gleeson To Star In Comedic Rock Biopic 'Frank'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2012 12:40 PM
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Well, we've always said that Michael Fassbender could probably do anything. The chameleonic actor has been a mutant, a robot, an IRA prisoner, a sex addict, a resurrected Nazi ghoul and whatever-the-hell he was in "Jonah Hex." And while almost all of his performances have had wry strains of humor, he's never had to be outright funny. Until now.

Review: 'Anna Karenina' Is A Bold Reimagining Of A Classic That's (Mostly) Thrilling & Inventive

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 2, 2012 7:53 PM
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When it was announced that Joe Wright was going to direct a new film version of Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina," starring his cinematic muse Keira Knightley, most people probably knew what to expect. After all, the two had collaborated on both Wright's debut "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement" (both also produced by Working Title Films) and it was easy to assume that their take on the Russian classic would be along similar lines; a handsome period piece taking advantage of the best British actors available, and with a few showy camera touches that would set it apart from your average costume drama.

Zooey Deschanel And Rising Star Domhnall Gleeson Circling 'Love Actually' Helmer Richard Curtis' 'About Time'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 27, 2012 9:50 PM
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It's possible that it's escaped your notice (if you've been, you know, in a coma or a cave or something), but Zooey Deschanel became something of a megastar in the last twelve months. The indie hearthrob had already been on her way, after rom-com "(500) Days Of Summer," but took a risk in moving to the TV world by headlining Fox's "New Girl." It's a risk that's paid off in spades -- the show's been one of the biggest hits of the past season (and quietly, after a dreadful, 'adorkable' start, become a pretty decent little comedy), and has made the actress a household name.

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