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Get 'Smashed' With Aaron Paul & Mary Elizabeth Winstead In New Pics From The Sundance Sensation

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2012 1:24 PM
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Can James Ponsoldt's "Smashed" turn Park City buzz into awards season gold? Sony Pictures Classics certainly hopes so, and as they get set to unveil the film this fall, they've dropped a brand new batch of pics from the film.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Will Apparently Be In 'Die Hard 5' After All; 'Smashed' Gets An October 12th Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2012 9:41 AM
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It would seem that for extra/actor Ted Cross, his love of Mary Elizabeth Winstead has superseded his commitment to the non-disclosure agreement he signed. Either that, or someone didn't tell him this was probably meant as a surprise. But the cat is out of the bag, and while the actress herself, when asked last fall, didn't think she would reprising her role as John McClane's daughter in "A Good Day To Die Hard," well, it looks like she's making a cameo appearance of some kind.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Reteams With 'Smashed' Director James Ponsoldt For 'The Spectacular Now'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2012 5:20 PM
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While primarily known for her genre roles in films ranging from "Final Destination 3" to "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" to "The Thing," Mary Elizabeth Winstead got a chance to prove to audiences she's got acting skills to go along with her ass-kicking skills and good looks, impressing audiences earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival in the alcoholism drama "Smashed." And it seems that entire experience was a good one for Winstead, as she's lending her talents to that film's writer/director James Ponsoldt's next effort, "The Spectacular Now," which is already moving ahead.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Topher Grace Star In Drake Doremus-Directed Campaign For Intel & Toshiba 'The Beauty Inside'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 3:26 PM
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Drake Doremus seems to like being busy. The director of last year's Sundance sensation "Like Crazy" (which we think deserved to do better than it did), has not only wrapped on his next film (more on that in a moment), but he's also behind the camera for a campaign for Intel and Toshiba that has a couple interesting leads helping him out.

Tim Burton & Timur Bekmambetov Talk The "Superhero Origin Story" Of 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' & Why They Went 3D

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 20, 2012 3:19 PM
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When Seth Grahame-Smith began to write the “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” he didn’t let the epiphany of a wacky title affect his dead-serious alternate universe story -- our 16th President, leader of the people by day, and slayer of the undead at night. Though he couldn’t have expected that the premise to catch the fancy of A-List filmmaker Tim Burton, who heard the title and experienced a brief flashback.

'Scott Pilgrim' Star Mary Elizabeth Winstead Working On An Album With Dan The Automator, Plus Hear Michael Shannon's Band

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 23, 2012 3:50 PM
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The history of movie stars becoming rock stars is just as unfortunate as the history of rock stars becoming movie stars, as anyone who's heard Bruce Willis' blues-rock or Steven Seagal's country record can attest to. But just as Justin Timberlake has become one of the rare figures to bridge the divide from the recording world, stars Scarlett Johansson and Zooey Deschanel have found some success collaborating with established artists like Dave Sitek and M. Ward in recent years. And it looks like one more actress is hoping to follow in their footsteps, in the shape of "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" star Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Increasingly Awesome Cast Of 'A.C.O.D.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2012 3:48 PM
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Coming off rave reviews at Sundance for her performance in the alcoholism drama "Smashed," we had hoped that Mary Elizabeth Winstead's career would begin to broaden beyond the genre parts she always seems to get. And while her first booking post-Park City was in the psychological thriller "The Darkness" from "The Last Exorcism" director Daniel Stamm, this latest gig is exactly the change of pace we were hoping for.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead To Star In Thriller 'The Darkness'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 5:33 PM
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While the buzz out of Sundance on Mary Elizabeth Winstead's performance in the alcoholism drama "Smashed" was overwhelmingly positive, it has yet to build into a enough of a groundswell where the actress will start getting parts for films outside the genre circuit. And thus, Winstead is headed back into the horror/thriller game.

Sony Pictures Classics Pick Up Acclaimed Sundance Drama 'Smashed' With Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Aaron Paul

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 6, 2012 9:17 AM
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After the disappointing box office performance of last year's Sundance crop -- films like "Take Shelter," "Like Crazy" and "Martha Marcy May Marlene" all failed to live up to expectations, with none making more than $4 million -- it's unsurprising that buyers have been a little less trigger happy this time around. There have been plenty of major sales -- most notably Fox Searchlight's pick ups of "The Surrogate" and "Beasts of The Southern Wild" -- but over a week after the fest wrapped up, a number of major titles remain in play. For instance, most had pegged the starry, foul-mouthed comedy "Bachelorette" as the most likely pick up, especially in a post-"Bridesmaids" climate, but the film is yet to find a home.

10 Breakout Filmmakers & Performers From The 2012 Sundance Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 31, 2012 12:28 PM
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One of the major benefits of Sundance has always been the new talent it's unleashed on the world. From Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith in the festival's heyday to more recent discoveries like Carey Mulligan, Jennifer Lawrence, Cary Fukunaga and Drake Doremus, the film world shifts ever so slightly each January as burgeoning filmmakers make their mark on the industry.

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