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Watch: New Trailer For 'Trash' Starring Rooney Mara Starts A Revolution

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2014 8:22 AM
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“It’s a country I feel in love with, they believe in change…and they believe in their country,” Stephen Daldry told Screen Daily about Brazil, the setting of his upcoming "Trash." And certainly, the filmmaker rolled up his sleeves and dove right in, casting three kids —Rickson Teves, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein— who had never been on camera before to star in his film alongside Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura.

35 Years Of 'Apocalypse Now': Watch Vintage Roger Ebert Review, Making Of Doc, Clips And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2014 1:07 PM
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" 'Perfection' can be its own limitation, and sometimes a 'flaw' may contribute mightily to a work's ultimate power. (A work without flaws is a work without ambition).' The Roman poet Horace often inserted lines in his poetry that stuck out like sore thumbs, forcing the reader to confront the established pattern; Horace's aims were different, and more profound, than the reader initially thought they were. 'Apocalypse Now' functions in the same way, its makers committed to a rare and glorious vision," director James Gray writes in Rolling Stone, as part of a longer, must-read appreciation of Francis Ford Coppola's epic film. And Roger Ebert agreed with him.

Watch: First Trailer For Stephen Daldry's 'Trash' Starring Rooney Mara

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2014 6:06 PM
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Here's the deal: if you see a trailer this week for a prestige, awards contender seeming movie, the chances are you'll likely see it somewhere on the fall festival slate. And so, even though we weren't quite sure where Stephen Daldry's "Trash" would fit on the calendar, it's done, in the can, a trailer is here, and now you can see if the Oscar race is being shaken up.

Exclusive: U.S. Trailer For Award Winning Animated Film 'Wrinkles' Featuring Martin Sheen & Matthew Modine

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2014 11:05 AM
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At least within in the American studio system, animated films are generally made for kids, and if they happen to entertain adults at the same time, that's just a happy byproduct. But indie and foreign filmmakers continue to tell inventive, rich stories using the medium, in pictures crafted for grownups, and one you'll likely want to track down this summer is "Wrinkles."

Charlize Theron Lines Up 'Everything Nice,' Idris Elba Joins 'The Jungle Book' & More

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • March 7, 2014 2:31 PM
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If the Internet can’t convince Eon Productions to cast Idris Elba as James Bond, perhaps his new role can land him a villain gig in Bond 24. Elba is set to voice Shere Khan in Disney and Jon Favreau's take on “The Jungle Book.” Favreau will use live-action and VFX to bring the story to the screen. Expect to see this sooner than later as Disney is neck and neck with Warner Bros. with their own version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic.

Mads Mikkelsen Obeys 'First Law,' 'Troll Hunter' Director Nabs Martin Sheen For 'Autopsy' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 5:30 PM
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Mads Mikkelsen will probably do something awesome in brewing true story tale "First Law." Set to be directed by Diego Rafecas, and co-starring Armand Assante and Adriana Barraza, the Argentina set story follows "two brothers — one under the wing of a shaman, the other working for a corrupt mega-corporation — who must choose where their loyalties lie when their ancestral home faces destruction."

Rooney Mara & Martin Sheen Dig Into Stephen Daldry's 'Trash'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2013 6:54 PM
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Wow, we guess it really was 2011 that Stephen Daldry's "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" hit theaters, and while he's been quiet on the cinematic front he's still been very busy. Daldry was a producer for the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2012 Summer London Olympics but his next movie has been cooking up for a while. Way back in the spring of 2011 it was revealed that Daldry was going to direct an adaptation of Andy Mulligan's book "Trash," with a script from Richard Curtis ("Love Actually," "About Time"). And unlike most movies that sit around for a couple of years, this one has now started to press forward.

'Badlands' Arrives On Criterion: 10 Things We Learned About The Terrence Malick Classic

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 20, 2013 4:22 PM
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When you think of lovers and killers on the lam, you think of roadtrip movies like “True Romance,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Bonnie & Clyde” or "The Getaway." But when philosopher, journalist and renaissance man turned filmmaker Terrence Malick tackled the genre for his debut picture, he created a film more interested in innocence (and its loss) and love than the crimes and acts of violence occurring within the story based on Charles Starkweather’s late ‘50s killing spree. A lyrical and impressionistic take on a troubled young killer and the girl that falls for him -- perhaps all the more chilling for its beautiful imagery and sublime/naive view of life that some of us still argue is his finest work to date -- “Badlands” would launch the career of one of cinema’s most enigmatic and inscrutable filmmakers who would soon stop talking to the press or allowing his photo to be taken.

Martin Sheen's Uncle Ben Returns For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Shooting Starts In February

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 10:51 AM
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Okay, this isn't too surprising given that the memory of Uncle Ben is a key emotional hook for Peter Parker in both the comics and movies, but it looks like the dead will rise (kind of) for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

The Guy Who Directed Brandon Lee's 'Laser Misson' Is Making A 9/11 Conspiracy Movie With Woody Harrelson & Martin Sheen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 2:51 PM
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So, one of America's most defining moments in contemporary history is being put in the hands of the guy who directed "Charlie Sheen's Stunt Spectacular" and Brandon Lee's "Laser Mission." And no, we're not cherry picking out of the CV (or IMDB page) of BJ Davis -- those really are some of the "highlights," as it were, from the stuntman/stunt coodinator/director's resume. Now it looks like he's putting his tinfoil hat on.

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