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Oscar Isaac & Domhnall Gleeson Boot Up Alex Garland's 'Ex Machina'; Felicity Jones & Alicia Vikander Eyed For Female Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 11:41 AM
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Making your first feature film is no easy task. Everything from the script to casting requires careful attention to detail, and meanwhile, you're looking to prove to yourself and others that you have what it takes to get the job done. However, if your name is Alex Garland, things are made slightly easier. The screenwriter behind "28 Days Later...," "Never Let Me Go" and "Dredd" has a CV that speaks for itself, and it's no surprise that he's getting some nice talent for his debut directorial effort "Ex Machina."

Felicity Jones Joins 'True Story,' That James Franco Project You Forgot About With Jonah Hill

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2013 1:34 PM
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Almost exactly one full year ago, yet another James Franco project came on the horizon called "True Story," and with Jonah Hill to co-star and Brad Pitt producing it all seemed cool beans, until we forgot about it in the deluge of other Franco-related endeavors. But it seems it's still alive, and has landed an actress who continues to bag great roles on her continued rise.

Paul Giamatti To Play The Rhino In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'; Felicity Jones Also Lining Up A Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 3:32 PM
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Of all the different kinds of movies Paul Giamatti has done in his career -- from charming low-key indies to prestige projects to period set TV miniseries -- he's never really had a foot in the summer tentpole/franchise game. But it looks like a major summer movie for 2014 will find him making life difficult for one young superhero.

Sundance Review: Felicity Jones & Guy Pearce Are Tremendous In The Flawed But Beautiful 'Breathe In'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 20, 2013 9:00 AM
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Intimate, expressive, agonizing and beautifully rendered, director Drake Doremus' third feature-length effort, "Breathe In," will be familiar to those that know the indie filmmaker's small, but already distinctive oeuvre. While similar in tone and style, his latest effort is like the darker cousin to Dormeus' wistful relationship drama "Like Crazy," possessing an intensity and tension that's emotionally bruising.

Review: Lightweight '30s British Romance 'Cheerful Weather For The Wedding' Mostly Wastes Its Young Stars

  • By Cory Everett
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  • December 4, 2012 7:05 PM
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There's nothing more frustrating than wasting talent. Seeing a promising young filmmaker turn in a movie that just doesn't work is as disappointing as seeing a good cast squandered by lesser material. Unfortunately, both are common but unavoidable side effects of attending film festivals and the latter is true of "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding," a lightweight British romance that had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last night. The film squanders not one but two young actors who turned in breakout performances in two of last year's most acclaimed indies. "Like Crazy" lead Felicity Jones stars as Dolly, an anxious bride on the day of her wedding while "Attack the Block" thesp Luke Treadaway is Joseph, an old friend and possibly unrequited romance.

New Images From Drake Doremus' 'Breathe In,' 'jOBS' & Jane Campion's 'Top Of The Lake'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 6:00 PM
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Yep, it's even more from the Sundance Film Festival with a returning director, a new biopic on a late great, and one of world cinema's most treasured helmers all with something to prove.

Watch: Trailer For Brit Pic 'Cheerful Weather For The Wedding' Starring Felicity Jones & Luke Treadaway

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2012 3:17 PM
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Some movies just feel achingly British – period costumes, brittle accents, the fact that the whole movie looks like it was shot through a glass of iced tea – and "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" is one of those movies. Please keep in mind that it's called "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding," which might be the most British title of anything since Hugh Grant's notorious "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain." And even though "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" looks like the kind of movie you put a doily under before watching, we kind of want to see it, mostly due to its two leads (Felicity Jones and Luke Treadaway) and the pleasurably Masterpiece Theater vibe of this first trailer.

Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones & Imogen Poots Reportedly In Running For Female Lead In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 20, 2012 9:00 AM
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Despite the massive success of “The Avengers,” Marvel isn’t resting on its laurels and is hard at work on the next phase of films that will lead into the sequel of the superhero team-up film, which already has a release date set of May 1, 2015. Last month saw the addition of Anthony Mackie to the cast of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as Falcon and now we have a list of frontrunners for the female lead in the sequel.

Keira Knightley Frontrunner For Female Lead In Jack Ryan Reboot; Felicity Jones & Evangeline Lilly Also In The Mix

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 9:45 PM
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Quick! Name the female leads of the Jack Ryan movies! Yeah, that's what we thought, but those previous efforts are generally such testosterone-driven sausage parties, you can be forgiven for forgetting if any actresses were involved. But in rebooting the character for a whole new generation, Paramount is hoping to give Jack Ryan someone to snuggle with at the end of the night.

Guy Pearce Reveals Details Of Drake Doremus' Next; Says It's About An Inappropriate Teacher/Student Relationship

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 23, 2012 9:00 AM
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Guy Pearce has been having a pretty damn good year in 2012. The actor's been moving towards stardom since "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert" and "L.A. Confidential" fifteen years ago, and looked to turn into a megastar after "Memento," but when big-budget studio picture "The Time Machine" was a flop, he seemed to shift back into being a character actor, delivering many memorable turns ("The Proposition," "Factory Girl") but mostly resisiting stardom. But in the last few years, he's had a flurry of success: small roles in two Oscar-winners in two years with "The Hurt Locker" and "The King's Speech," a homegrown hit with "Animal Kingdom," and an Emmy for "Mildred Pierce."

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