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Behold Bagul: First Trailer For 'Sinister' Starring Ethan Hawke Gets Scary

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 15, 2012 10:45 AM
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Ethan Hawke sure is loving genre films lately. Outside of working on almost anything directors Richard Linklater and Antoine Fuqua do, Hawke somehow stumbled into 2005's ill-advised remake of "Assault on Precinct 13" and 2010's vampires-curing-vampirism movie "Daybreakers," and has finally made his first straight horror film (outside of 1998's "The Newton Boys" - ZING!) with the upcoming "Sinister." That's not the most impressive run in genre films ever recorded, but considering Hawke has spent most of his career doing arthouse fare since debuting in Joe Dante's "Explorers," we're considering it a trend.

Ethan Hawke Says 'Before Sunrise'/ 'Before Sunset' Followup Shoots This Summer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2012 5:18 PM
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It's rare for two films as perfectly pitched and utterly delightful as "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset" to come along, but can Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater three-peat? That's going to be the big question as news of the proposed followup has once again reared its head, and should it actually turn out to be fact, we could be seeing it very soon.

New Images From 'Total Recall' Starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2012 4:23 PM
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By this point, there isn't much left to reveal about Len Wiseman's "Total Recall." The trailers have made it clear it's going to be a pretty average sci-fi flick, granted, with some identity twisting traits, but nothing that has had us truly sitting up and taking notice. To recap, Colin Farrell is in the lead as Doug Quaid, a man who goes to get some false memories implanted in his brain but quickly becomes a target when he's mistaken as somebody else. Or is he? Reality and imagination blur as he tries to get to the bottom of what happened with Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy and more along for the ride.

Review: 'The Woman In The Fifth' Is A Meandering Literary Mystery With Obvious Answers

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 12, 2012 3:05 PM
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Sometimes you just get stuck with some leading men. The rakishly handsome Ethan Hawke, currently starring in “The Woman In The Fifth,” has retained that youthful insouciance despite his mature action star frame. He’s compelling when in motion, clearly a thoughtful actor who can convey several conflicting emotions. In conversation, however, he’s still got that inward intellectual curiosity, as if he’s wondering, what am I, and what is happening around me? No current actor quite clearly portrays dead-serious befuddlement quite like Hawke, who seems equally at home (which is to say perplexed) contemplating the secrets of the universe as he does programming the DVR.

Charlotte Gainsbourg & Mathieu Amalric Line Up New Projects; New Trailer For Pawel Pawlikowski's 'The Woman In The Fifth'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 25, 2012 11:42 AM
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Carrying on the Gallic theme of the Cannes Film Festival, we now have news from two major French talents in the form of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Mathieu Amalric who have both lined up their next projects. We also have the first trailer for Pawel Pawlikowski's Paris-set "The Woman In The Fifth," starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott-Thomas.

Ethan Hawke Reteams With Spierig Brothers For 'Predestination'; India Eisley Is Young Angelina Jolie In 'Maleficent'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 8, 2012 10:36 AM
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An actor proven to be versatile and eclectic with his role choices, there seems to be only one constant in Ethan Hawke's career: directors. The actor has re-teamed with several helmers over the years, including fellow Texan Richard Linklater, Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day," "Brooklyn's Finest") and Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca," "Lord Of War"), and has a reunion with "The Woman In The Fifth" director Pawel Pawlikowski in the works. Hawke is now set to get together with "Daybreakers" directors Peter and Michael Spierig once more.

Ethan Hawke & Pawel Pawlikowski Reteam For 'Epic'; Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lambert & Chulpan Khamatova Also Join

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 16, 2012 1:59 PM
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After combining talents for "The Woman On the Fifth," Ethan Hawke and Paris-based Polish helmer Pawel Pawlikowski are set to reunite once more for a gentle black comedy about the making of a film with Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lambert and Russian thesp Chulpan Khamatova also on board.

SXSW '12 Review: 'Sinister' Starring Ethan Hawke Is A Satisfying Old-School Horror, But Lacks Resonance

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • March 11, 2012 8:18 AM
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As a horror movie that’s incredibly effective and yet evaporates pretty quickly once it’s over, Scott Derrickson’s “Sinister” defines the difference between "scary" and "haunting." Truthfully it’s a balance of a lot of things – ghost story versus murder mystery, found-footage “realism” versus pure fiction, theatricality versus raw emotion – but it exemplifies an era in which audiences, much less filmmakers, no longer distinguish between suspense and terror, which is why their payoffs work twice as brilliantly but linger half as long. Overproduced but occasionally deeply powerful, “Sinister” is a satisfying old-school thrill ride whose muscle eventually overpowers its brain.

Ben Kingsley, Anthony Mackie, Patricia Clarkson & More To Present At The Spirit Awards; My Morning Jacket & K'Naan To Perform

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2012 2:14 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: Before the big Oscar show takes place on Sunday, as the tradition goes, the Film Independent Spirit Awards will honor their nominees and winners the night before, with festivities set to get underway on Saturday evening. It is shaping up to another memorable night, with the stars lining up to celebrate the best in independent film over the past year. Seth Rogen will host what is sure to an enjoyable evening, and to help hand out the awards, a lineup of starry names are confirmed to appear.

Julie Delpy Says She's "Done With Acting"; Still Just Thinking About Third 'Before Sunset' Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 27, 2012 9:18 AM
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Over the last decade or so, French star Julie Delpy has been a relatively rare presence on screen. Sure, there have been a few appearances -- Lasse Hallstrom's "The Hoax" and Jim Jarmusch's "Broken Flowers" among them -- but for the most part, when she's starred in a film, it's been in pictures that she's written and directed, like "The Countess," "Le Skylab," "2 Days In Paris" and "2 Days In New York," the sequel which just premiered at Sundance.

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