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Watch: Gay Rights Doc 'Freeheld' That's Being Turned Into A Feature Starring Ellen Page, Financing For Film Secured

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • August 23, 2012 12:19 PM
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When “Inception” hit in 2010 most of its major players wasted no time in cashing in on the boost to their profile that it gave them. Leonardo DiCaprio obviously just carried on being a massive star, but the likes of Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard all made some smart career moves that have seen their stars exponentially rise since -- not least by signing on to Nolan’s follow-up, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Someone we haven’t seen of much of though is is the film's Araidne, Ellen Page. Maybe she was put off by the blockbuster experience (as if “X-Men: The Last Stand” wouldn’t have already done that), because instead, she has simply lined up a part in a Woody Allen flick and a couple of other small features including Zal Batmanglij's "The East," rather than follow the same blockbuster path as her castmates.

L.A. Film Fest Review: 'To Rome With Love' Is Another Minor Foreign Postcard From Woody Allen

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • June 15, 2012 7:36 AM
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In the recent PBS "American Masters" portrait of Woody Allen by director Robert Weide, Allen describes how he has a file folder filled with hundreds of loglines for movies he has come up with over the years; after completing each film, he sorts through them, finds one that speaks to him at the time and writes it up. To that end, "To Rome With Love" feels like four minor stories that Allen found in a pile and loosely stitched together in a narrative tied to Rome. That said, Rome is beautiful, and a mouthwatering set for any director. Unfortunately, you can't build a movie on a set alone.

Watch: Sony E3 Preview Of Video Game 'Beyond: Two Souls' Starring Ellen Page

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 10:43 AM
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The line between video games and movies continues to blur, as the medium has evolved considerably since the days when "Pong" was a revolution. Now, cinematic cut scenes, epic storylines and celebrity casting is pretty much the norm for the industry, who throw blockbuster-sized bags of money at games, with franchises as important to the console world as they are to Hollywood. And one only has to look at the Sony E3 presentation of "Beyond: Two Souls" to see just how much has changed.
More: Ellen Page

New Photo: Ellen Page & Jesse Eisenberg, Plus New English Teaser Poster

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 6:30 PM
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Spring has sprung, and along with fewer clothes, that pretty much has come to mean one thing in the movie world: that a new Woody Allen film can't be far away. The director's released a film, almost always at this time of year, like clockwork (the last time he skipped one: 1981, between "Stardust Memories" and "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.") This year's installment sees him head to Italy for the first time, for "To Rome With Love," which has assembled the usual impressive cast including Alec Baldwin, Judy Davis, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Alison Pill and, for the first time since 2006's "Scoop," Allen himself.

Scoot McNairy Joins New Lynn Shelton Pic 'Touchy Feely' With Ellen Page And Rosemarie DeWitt & Gus Van Sant's 'Promised Land'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2012 12:17 PM
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A new Lynn Shelton movie appears to be brewing out of nowhere, while the latest from Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon has added an actor, and at the center of it all is rising "Monsters" star Scoot McNairy.

Love, Sex & Socialists: Yes, It's The Trailer For Woody Allen's 'To Rome With Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2012 1:28 PM
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While there are still those who will bitch and moan that Woody Allen's comedies haven't evolved much over the past few decades, for those with appropriate expectations, the director's films are -- even at their flimsiest -- generally a delightful annual treat. And so it goes with "To With Rome Love," which hardly breaks new ground, but offers up enough charms that we're looking forward to it.

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