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Emily Blunt Wins Female Lead In Rob Marshall's Sondheim Adaptation 'Into The Woods'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2013 6:38 PM
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Even we weren't big Sondheim fans, we're starting to suspect that we'd be getting excited about "Into The Woods" regardless. "Chicago" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" director Rob Marshall's been prepping his film version of Stephen Sondheim's fairy tale deconstruction for over a year now, but has started lining up a cast in recent weeks, and it's looking fairly spectacular.

Colin Firth, Emily Blunt & Adam Sandler Will Solve A 'Murder Mystery' With Charlize Theron

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2013 8:43 AM
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So, there's two ways to look at this story: as a reteaming between Colin Firth and Emily Blunt who star in "Arthur Newman" opening today or as the rare non-Happy Madison outing by Adam Sandler. We'll let you decide which one you want to go with, but the bottom line is this is a pretty good, and unexpected cast for this upcoming comedy.

Review: 'Arthur Newman' An Intentionally Listless Story About A Boring Everyman

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • April 24, 2013 4:59 PM
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What if we are all Arthur Newman? This is the question that director Dante Ariola and screenwriter Becky Johnston raise in "Arthur Newman," their tepid, imaginatively uninvolved drama about two strangers that fall in love while trying to escape their banal past lives. Ariola and Johnston’s film follows a rag-tag couple, played by Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, who bond when they discover that they both want to run away from their respective families and create new lives for themselves.

Watch: First 10 Minutes Of 'Arthur Newman' Starring Colin Firth & Emily Blunt Plus Lots Of New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 7:50 PM
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BitTorrent, perhaps one of few words that can strike fear in the hearts of movie executives, has long been synonymous with piracy. But Cinedigm are hoping to change the game. Today they tried out a new marketing tactic, one that embraces the filesharing tool and tries to use it promotion, and while time will only tell if the industry and movie viewers dig this kind of personalized touch, it has resulted in a pretty generous look at "Arthur Newman."

Watch: Colin Firth Golfs & Loves In Trailer For 'Arthur Newman' Starring Emily Blunt

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 28, 2013 9:39 AM
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Outside of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and the upcoming “Gambit,” Colin Firth has been missing from the big screen since picking up a Best Actor Oscar for his work in “The King’s Speech.” But he can soon be seen in the upcoming “Arthur Newman” alongside Emily Blunt. And the first trailer for the film has arrived, along with the new poster.

Emily Blunt Replaces Emma Watson In Drama 'Your Voice In My Head'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 12, 2013 9:39 AM
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A movie adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir “Your Voice In My Head” has been in the works for quite some time now. David Yates signed on to direct the film back in December of 2011 with Emma Watson and Stanley Tucci taking the lead roles soon after. But scheduling conflicts caused David Yates to drop out of the project last spring and with Yates out of the picture, looks like Emma Watson is on her way out too.

Watch: Garret Dillahunt Goes Into The Basement In Deleted Scene From 'Looper'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 12:44 PM
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One movie that's showing up on a handful of top ten lists for 2012 -- including our own Drew Taylor -- is the time-bending "Looper." Indeed, in our review of the film we called it Rian Johnson's finest achievement yet. And with the movie arriving on home video this week, there is even more to dig into, including some stuff that didn't make it into the final cut.

For Your Consideration: 5 Supporting Performances That Deserve Oscar Nods

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 19, 2012 1:01 PM
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As of Monday, Oscar ballots have been sent out, online voting (for the first time ever) is underway, and the endgame of the 2012 awards season approaches. And thanks to the cottage industry of awards predictions and precursors, the narrative is already in place. If you've been talked up as an Oscar contender for the last several months, if you've already been anointed by critics groups or the Golden Globes, then you're seriously in the race. If not, then you should probably make other plans for that Sunday in February.

Rooney Mara, Emily Blunt & Rebecca Hall Up To Play Female Lead In Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence' Opposite Johnny Depp

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 12, 2012 6:46 PM
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While we're no closer to finding out what Christopher Nolan's next directorial project will be, a film is gearing up that is something very near; the directorial debut of Nolan's regular DoP Wally Pfister, an original sci-fi project called "Transcendence," which has already attracted some serious A-list talent in the shape of Johnny Depp, who's going to be playing the film's lead. The likes of Christian Bale, James McAvoy, Tobey Maguire, Christoph Waltz, Ewan McGregor and Tom Hardy have all been connected to the film of late, but now word's firming up on who might be joining Depp in the project.

Emily Blunt & Ruth Wilson Rumored For Ms. Marvel Role In 'The Avengers 2'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 8, 2012 8:56 AM
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Despite the fact that “The Avengers 2” doesn’t even have a script and that Marvel hasn’t completely nailed down their Phase 2 plans yet, there are already rumors about the new characters that would appear in the film, and even about who will play them. So grab some salt and take a seat while we talk about stuff that’s not even close to happening.

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