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Review: 'Blood Ties' Starring Billy Crudup, Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard And James Caan

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 23, 2014 10:15 AM
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Blood Ties, Marion Cotillard
There’s no questioning the aesthetics of Guillaume Canet’s handsome-looking “Blood Ties.” Set in 1970’s New York City, the film revels in low-key details: the immaculate wardrobe, the music, the feel.

Review: Amateur Action Thriller 'The Outsider' Starring Craig Fairbrass, James Caan And Jason Patric

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 8, 2014 12:14 PM
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The Outsider
If you stick around in Hollywood long enough, keep in shape, log a solid amount of credits and act the part of a good soldier, maybe you, too, will receive your own starring vehicle. Of course, there’s no guarantee that vehicle will be in any way interesting, but consider it the show-business version of a gold watch, the example of a career spent punching the clock. For Craig Fairbrass, that moment comes with “The Outsider,” his very own leading part in an action picture alongside a pretty girl and decorated co-stars. Fairbrass, a lifer who has played heroes and henchmen alike, looks just as surprised as you.

Watch: U.S. Trailer & Poster For Guillaume Canet's 'Blood Ties' Starring Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 23, 2014 4:14 PM
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Certainly, replicating the look of '70s New York City is easy enough — just make everything bigger. The hair, the jeans, the attitude...if you wear it all with confidence and a bit of flamboyance, you can pull it off. And while "Blood Ties" has the look of a Sidney Lumet or William Friedkin movie of the period, it doesn't quite capture the essence of those films. But there are plenty of reasons why should check out it.

New Character Posters & Images From Crime Saga 'Blood Ties' With Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2013 9:02 AM
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Here's a fun fact that escaped us in amidst the flurry of fall festival activity: Guillaume Canet's sprawling crime story saga "Blood Ties" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival running two hours and twenty-four minutes, but by the time it hit Toronto International Film Festival, it had been reduced somewhat significantly to two hours and seven minutes. We're not sure what exactly got trimmed or why, but it seems our observation in our review that "there is a different and possibly shorter edit of this movie that is probably much better" wasn't unique. And it seems that shorter cut is going into wide release...

Watch: New Trailer For TIFF Entry 'Blood Ties' Starring Billy Crudup, Clive Owen, And James Caan

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 6, 2013 1:12 PM
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Blood Ties
Well, it looks like David O. Russell's "American Hustle" is going to have a run for its money when it comes to sprawling '70s crime sagas that feature really silly hair and mustaches, as the new trailer has just dropped for Guillaume Canet's "Blood Ties," starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, Matthias Schoenaerts, Zoe Saldana, Marion Cotillard and James Caan. The film, which we were iffy about at Cannes, will be screening at the Toronto International Film Festival soon.

Cannes Review: Sprawling, Uneven Crime Saga 'Blood Ties' Falls Short Of Epic Scope

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 19, 2013 2:27 PM
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If there is any movie this year at Cannes that is absolutely brimming with promise on paper, it's Guillaume Canet's "Blood Ties." With an extended cast featuring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, Matthias Schoenaerts, Zoe Saldana, James Caan, Marion Cotillard, Noah Emmerich and Lili Taylor among others along with a script co-written by James Gray, one wonders how it could go wrong. And while "Blood Ties" isn't a disaster, it's certainly a mess, a sprawling crime saga that endeavours to evoke the great character-driven movies of the 1970s, but never quite lives up to its epic scope.

New Images Of Marion Cotillard, Clive Owen, Matthias Schoenaerts & More In Guillaume Canet's 'Blood Ties'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2013 9:04 AM
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Cannes you feel it? (Ha ha, groan). We're less than two weeks from red carpets being rolled out on the Croisette and with the lineup now firmed, all we can do is wait for the movies to arrive. And until that moment when the lights dim and the reels or digital bits unspool, these new images from Guillaume Canet's "Blood Ties" will hold it down.

James Caan & Rick Ross Hit Miami In Trailer For Season 2 Of Starz Drama 'Magic City'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 7, 2013 2:18 PM
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Having navigated a mid-season slump to slide out from underneath the shadow of “Mad Men,” Starz period drama “Magic City” has been gearing up for a second outing of shady hotel dealings and the glossy veneer just above, and now an extended trailer has made its way online to tease the latest developments at the Miami Miramar Playa, as well as a new historical element overall.

Review: 'That's My Boy' Predictably Juvenile & Surprisingly Far Uglier Than The Usual Adam Sandler Offering

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 14, 2012 12:37 PM
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Adam Sandler, comedian, A-List star, and leading man of this Friday’s “That’s My Boy,” is not an idiot. Dedicated to preserving his brand, his films have effectively raised a generation, from the sophomoric absurdity of “Billy Madison” to, uh, the sophomoric banality of “Grown Ups.” You can’t keep playing the same notes forever, and Sandler is not the most diverse instrument, so aside from token experiments (“Punch Drunk Love” certainly stands out), “That’s My Boy” is something of a departure: a hard-R rated film featuring an unfamiliar collaborator in director Sean Anders (“Hot Tub Time Machine”) and a co-star who actually makes Sandler, for the first time ever, come across as an elder.

Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana & More Make 'Blood Ties' With Guillaume Canet

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2012 4:40 PM
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In the works for a couple of years now -- the project first surfaced in 2010 -- Guillaume Canet's '70s set thriller "Blood Ties" has finally come together, and it features one helluva fucking cast.

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