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Colin Firth Joins Emma Stone In Woody Allen's Next Film; Says 'Bridget Jones 3' Not Happening Anytime Soon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2013 10:18 PM
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Colin Firth pretty much classes up the joint whenever he appears on screen, so no surprise the actor is in high demand. Hell, this morning we learned he was making a rare blockbuster move, and lining up a role in Matthew Vaughn's "Secret Service." But when Woody Allen comes calling, you clear your schedule, and Firth certainly has.

Emma Stone To Star In Woody Allen's Next Movie Plus First Look At Louis C.K. In 'Blue Jasmine'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 24, 2013 9:18 AM
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Though his latest film, "Blue Jasmine," hasn’t even been released yet, Woody Allen is already starting work on his next directorial effort, continuing his annual ritual. And he’s found his leading lady, and it's someone you might not expect.

Rachel McAdams Joins Cameron Crowe's Next Film Starring Emma Stone & Bradley Cooper

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 4:06 PM
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Rachel McAdams has carved out an interesting year ahead, wandering around with some horses in Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder" which arrives tomorrow, getting into some sexy intrigue with Noomi Rapace in Brian De Palma's B-movie sizzler "Passion," getting some time travel and romance in with Richard Curtis' "About Time" while Anton Corbijn's thriller "A Most Wanted Man" will hopefully land on the festival circuit. And now she wants to close off her 2013 calendar by working with another big-time filmmaking talent.

Review: Animated 'The Croods' Sacrifices Story & Character On Altar Of Impressive 3D Visuals

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • March 20, 2013 6:21 PM
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We suspect our reaction may be out of step with the general consensus of press at our Berlin Film Festival screening of the "The Croods" (where we first saw the film back in February) if the guffaws and applause were anything to go by, but really that had us kind of baffled. The DreamWorks film, from writer/directors Chris Sanders ("How to Train Your Dragon," "Lilo & Stitch") and Kirk Di Micco ("Space Chimps"), features a starry voice cast in Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke, and an appropriately high concept: the Croods are a family of cavemen who have to evolve suddenly when faced with cataclysmic natural disasters and the arrival of a young Homo Sapiens with the ability to make fire.

Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts & Zach Galifianakis To Star Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s Comedy 'Birdman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2013 3:41 PM
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Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis will star in Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s BIRDMAN.
Generally known for his tough, harrowing dramas like “Amores Perros,” “21 Grams,” “Babel” and “Biutiful,” we've been waiting patiently to see what Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu would be doing next. His options of late have included the con man/criminal drama "Flim-Flam Man" and the period vengeance tale "The Revenant," but it looks like his next feature will find him changing gears in and taking something a lot more lighthearted.

Interview: Emma Stone Talks Comedy, 'The Croods' And Cameron Crowe; Scores Off The Charts On Likability

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 24, 2013 1:30 PM
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Having enjoyed pretty much the definition of a meteoric rise to fame, you could maybe forgive Emma Stone for having lost the run of herself. But just as her big-screen persona is usually based on being the approachable, down-to-earth, girl-next-door type, in person she demonstrates many of those qualities too, along with an absolute refusal to take herself too seriously. It made for an entertaining interview at the Berlin Film Festival following the premiere of her animated film “The Croods” (our review here). And if some members of our small press group were not just eating out of her hand, but apparently longing to curl up in her lap and go to sleep there by the end of our time with her, in between the various "Why are you so awesome?"-style questions, Stone did fill us in quite a bit on her philosophy towards her career to date, her role models and what the future holds. And if she has been taught to be a little cagey in some areas, she admitted as much saying, “This is what ‘Spider-Man’ does to you I’m always like ‘I don’t know if I can tell you about that, you’ll have to wait and see.’ About everything. ‘Would you like some water?’ ‘I dunno, you’ll have to wait and see…’ ”

Berlin Review: Animated 'The Croods' Sacrifices Story & Character On Altar Of Impressive 3D Visuals

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 15, 2013 2:00 PM
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We suspect our reaction may be out of step with the general consensus of press at our Berlin Film Festival screening of the "The Croods" today, if the guffaws and applause were anything to go by, but really that had us kind of baffled. The DreamWorks film, from writer/directors Chris Sanders ("How to Train Your Dragon," "Lilo & Stitch") and Kirk Di Micco ("Space Chimps"), features a starry voice cast in Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke, and an appropriately high concept: the Croods are a family of cavemen who have to evolve suddenly when faced with cataclysmic natural disasters and the arrival of a young Homo Sapiens with the ability to make fire.

Review: 'Movie 43' Strains For Laughs With Uninspired Collection Of Comedy Shorts

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 25, 2013 8:03 AM
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What is there to say, analytically, about “Movie 43”? Not released in theaters as much as inexplicably materializing in front of our very eyes, “Movie 43” has no moral, no overarching story, and no point other than the opportunity for Hollywood stars to play silly for a short while. Some of them relish this – a few of the performers are a natural at studied wackiness. Some aren’t as comfortable. Others just seem like they’re passing the time. The filmmakers who collaborated on this anthology film, however, mostly fit that last description. Despite the title, this… thing…is barely a movie.

Charlie Hunnam In Talks To Reteam With 'Pacific Rim' Director Guillermo Del Toro On 'Crimson Peak'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 18, 2013 4:10 PM
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While we were a touch disappointed by the teaser trailer, we're still pretty amped to see Guillermo Del Toro's monsters vs. robots epic "Pacific Rim." In part it's because it's the "Pan's Labyrinth" director's first film in five years. In part, it's because it has ROBOTS FIGHTING MONSTERS. And in part, it's because of the sheer confidence that everyone involves seems to be showing. Warners have already commissioned a script for a sequel, and now, Del Toro has shown that he's happy with the job that his lead in the film, Charlie Hunnam, has done: by casting him in his next movie.

Emma Stone Climbing The 'Crimson Peak' For Guillermo Del Toro

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 10:17 PM
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Though she's rightfully earned her claim to fame thanks to a string of comic roles, Emma Stone has slowly branching out. She's put on her blockbuster shoes with "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise, gone down the drama route with "The Help" and last weekend gave a stab at playing the femme fatale in the guns and molls goof "Gangster Squad." But for one her next roles, she'll be heading into new territory.

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