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Watch: Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba & More 'Stand Up To Cancer'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 9, 2014 3:19 PM
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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seems to have wound down, with millions raised and virtually everyone in the Western world having taken a chilly bath at some point, but that doesn't mean that celebrities are done doing good for charitable causes. This week, the "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon raised over $100 million for research in in the U.S., and now it's the Brits' turn, with a similar event taking place in the U.K. on October 17th.

TIFF Review: James Marsh’s ‘The Theory Of Everything’ Starring Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones

  • By Nikola Grozdanovic
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  • September 7, 2014 7:05 PM
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Theory Of Everything
Drenched in sunlight, luminously out of focus, the opening sequence of James Marsh’s “The Theory of Everything” certifies one thing right off the bat: it’s going to look very, very pretty. Not exactly the first to come to mind for a Stephen Hawking biopic, but we were so enamored and taken aback by Benoît Delhomme’s cinematography that it had to be the very first thing we mention in our review. Motion pictures can’t just get away with praise by looking handsome, of course, so it’s a good thing ‘Theory’ solves a few more equations quite successfully. Bordering on the bland, stepping into Hallmark territory on a number of occasions, this love-filled biopic still managed to melt most of our reservations away.

Watch: Felicity Jones & Eddie Redmayne In The First Trailer For ‘The Theory Of Everything’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 6, 2014 11:55 AM
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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Sometimes the combination of director and star are enough to create anticipation, which is surely the case with “The Theory of Everything." The film is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on a Wire”) and its two leads are the already highly esteemed Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. It's a biopic focusing on the early years of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, before he was struck down by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and before gaining universal renown as the premiere scientist of modern times.

First Look: New Films Co-Starring Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Felicity Jones & Eddie Redmayne

  • By Ben Brock
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  • June 13, 2014 3:00 PM
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The Humbling
Do not adjust your sets, this has not become a theater news site. Earlier this year, we were startled to remind ourselves that way back in 2011, Al Pacino and Barry Levinson announced that they'd be reteaming (off the back of HBO film “You Don't Know Jack”) to film a version of Philip Roth's novel “The Humbling,” as adapted by Buck Henry, screenwriter of ”The Graduate”). In February we learned that Greta Gerwig was joining the cast as—and this plot might come as a shock if you've never read any Philip Roth, in which case lucky you—a sexually adventurous young woman who ends up getting together with an older man (Pacino) of famed artistic ability.

Tom Hooper & Eddie Redmayne Latest Attached To Long Developing 'The Danish Girl'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 28, 2014 9:54 PM
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"The Danish Girl" is a movie that has simply refuses to get made, even with some of the biggest names around attached at various points. So, let's break it down, shall we? Way back in 2009, Tomas Alfredson ("Let The Right One In") was going to make the picture his English-language directorial debut with Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron in the lead roles. But Theron exited the project and was replaced with Gwyneth Paltrow. Then Alfredson left to direct "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" instead. Later, Lasse Hallström took over the directing reins only for Paltrow to bail on the movie. Then Rachel Weisz joined, and then left, and sometime in the last couple years, Kidman and Hallström also moved on. But now, the guys from "Les Miserables" are going to try and make it happen.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Jupiter Ascending' Starring Channing Tatum & Mila Kunis Goes Into Orbit

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2014 7:30 PM
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Jupiter Ascending
The Wachowskis are back and once again, the fate of the universe is at stake, there's lot of prosthetics and ambitious costumes, and a big sci-fi spectacle being readied to hit the big screen. But here's the thing, post-"The Matrix" the sibling pair haven't exactly been box office titans. "Speed Racer" and "Cloud Atlas" were both high stakes stumbles, and one wonders how much of a shot they'll be given if "Jupiter Ascending" also manages to disappoint.

Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne & More In The Mix To Play Dr. Doom In 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 12, 2014 9:22 AM
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Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Toby Kebbell, Domhnall Gleeson Dr. Doom
Producer Matthew Vaughn and director Josh Trank have been doing everything in their power to distance their “Fantastic Four” reboot from the earlier goofy films. Not content with just casting great young actors as the famous superhero team, the filmmakers are looking to surprise with their villain choice too.

Eddie Redmayne Will Figure Out The 'Theory Of Everything' Playing Stephen Hawking

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • June 13, 2013 8:58 AM
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Rising star Eddie Redmayne caught everyone’s eye with his performance in last year’s “Les Miserables" and now is on the verge of landing the biggest movie role of his career thus far. The project is “Theory of Everything” and Redmayne would be playing physicist Stephen Hawking. Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker James Marsh (“Man on Wire”) is set to helm the picture.

Eddie Redmayne Joins The Wachowskis' 'Jupiter Ascending' With Channing Tatum & Mila Kunis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 4:54 PM
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To whoever is repping Eddie Redmayne as he makes his way into Hollywood: nice work. The actor has been taking a variety of roles, from the gritty indie "Hick," to the biopic "My Week With Marilyn" to this month's Oscar contending "Les Miserables," all allowing him to flex a few different muscles. And now that he's paid his dues and proved himself, he's getting into the tentpole game.

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.

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