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Focus Features To Release 'The Debt' Starring Sam Worthington & Helen Mirren On Aug. 31st

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2011 6:41 AM
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Last year, the sale of Miramax ended up delaying the release of a couple of films, namely John Madden's part-thriller, part romantic drama, "The Debt," and Troy Nixey's Guillermo del Toro-produced "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"; each were scheduled to hit theaters on December 29th and January 21st, respectively. Well, clearly those dates have come and gone but at least one of the films is now headed to a theatrical release.

Sundance '11 Review: 'Take Shelter' A Naturalistic, Novelistic Portrayal Of Madness & Apocalypse

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2011 9:46 AM
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From our reviews correspondent over at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, James Rocchi.

Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up 'Take Shelter' Starring Michael Shannon & Jessica Chastain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2011 6:04 AM
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After making a strong debut with his riveting and powerful debut film "Shotgun Stories," director Jeff Nichols is looking to break out in a huge way with his sophomore effort.

First Look: Jessica Chastain & Michael Shannon In Psychological Thriller 'Take Shelter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2010 6:02 AM
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While most cinemagoers became acquainted with the insanely talented Michael Shannon from his turn in "Revolutionary Road" or more recently, in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," indie film fans have been singing the actor's praises ever since his performance in the little seen picture "Shotgun Stories." That film was a sharp exploration of sibling rivalry at its most harrowing and now director Jeff Nichols has re-teamed with the actor for his sophomore effort.

Watch: 'The Tree Of Life' Trailer Finally Arrives Online, Will Blow Your Mind Malick Style

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 15, 2010 5:18 AM
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Fuck "Thor," "Cowboys & Aliens," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and whatever other geek movie trailer countdown that happened this month. This is the trailer we've been dying to see ever since it started unspooling in front of "Black Swan," and for us, if the movie news year ended right here that would be fine with us.

Jessica Chastain Joins John Hillcoat's 'The Wettest County' with Shia LaBeouf & Tom Hardy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2010 9:07 AM
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For most of us, Jessica Chastain is a name best associated with Terrence Malick's long awaited "The Tree Of Life," but she has earned praise for her turn in the indie flick "Jolene" as well, and is definitely a talent on the rise. But it looks like the actress is getting ready to make a huge impression on the indie film world. She has roles in the upcoming civil rights era drama "The Help" with Emma Stone, as well as a part in Ami Canaan Mann's forthcoming "The Fields." However, the most recent gig she has signed on to will surely be her most intriguing part yet.

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