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Watch: First Trailer For 'Stonehearst Asylum' Starring Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine & Ben Kingsley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2014 1:55 PM
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Stonehearst Asylum
When you pair up Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley—reunited over two decades on from "Without A Clue"—you can bet we'll watch. But we certainly have to give pause when the project in question, "Stonehearst Asylum" (formerly known as "Eliza Graves"), is hitting VOD the same day as theatrical. Granted, the stigma with VOD isn't the same as it once was, but that said, the strategy still does make you consider the quality of some projects.

Casting: Matthew McConaughey Is A 'Company Man,' Amy Ryan Joins Steven Spielberg Thriller With Tom Hanks & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2014 9:00 AM
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True Detective
It was smart choices that led Matthew McConaughey's McConaissance, and he's going to keep going down that path. We'll see him on the big screen later this year in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," he's gearing up to shoot Gus Van Sant's "Sea Of Tress" and now it appears he's lining up "The Company Man."

Watch: First Trailer For Matthew Vaughn's 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' Starring Colin Firth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2014 1:03 PM
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Kingsman: The Secret Service
The works of Mark Millar on the big screen have been a mixed bag. "Wanted" was a big hit, "Kick-Ass" a modest one, while no one bothered with "Kick-Ass 2." So it leaves the fate of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" a bit up in the air. Will it be too niche for a mainstream audience, or will it have crossover appeal? We'll soon see when the first trailer drops this week, but first, a handful of new images have arrived to introduce you to the film's world.

Watch: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Take On Michael Caine & 'Dark Knight Rises' In Clip From 'The Trip To Italy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2014 12:00 PM
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The Trip to Italy
Even if you didn't see Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip"—and by God, you really should—you likely saw the viral clip from the film, featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (playing exaggerated versions of themselves) competing in their impersonations of Michael Caine. It was fantastically hilarious stuff, one great bit from a film full of them, and with a sequel on the way, they've got more Caine to share.

Watch: First Trailer For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain & Many More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2013 11:10 AM
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Interstellar trailer
So, is Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" gearing up to be the biggest blockbuster about agriculture ever? That's certainly the last word on it, as the always secrecy prone filmmaker hasn't let any details yet slip out about his movie.

Review: 'Last Love' Starring Michael Caine Marred By Cliché, Convenience & Melodrama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 7:07 PM
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Last Love
A widowed, elderly man living in Paris meets a lovely young dance instructor... what will happen next? Well, not what you're thinking. At least early on, writer/director Sandra Nettelbeck's "Last Love" is actually fairly refreshing. It's the kind of intimate drama that's becoming rarer, one that doesn't hurry to meet plot points, but instead invests time in character and setting, so that at least for a little while, the audience falls into the world of the movie like wearing an old sweater. But that mood only lasts so long and unfortunately for all of Nettelbeck's smart choices early on, she can't navigate out of them, and by time the third act arrives, the film turns harshly toward cliché, convenience and melodrama to disastrous effect.

Michael Caine Goes 'In The Future' With Paolo Sorrentino & Will Be Samuel L. Jackson's Butler

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2013 11:51 AM
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With one movie opening last week in limited release ("Last Love"), riding high off this summer's hit "Now You See Me," and currently filming "Interstellar" with old pal Christopher Nolan, there's no stopping 80 year-old Michael Caine. And the ever-busy actor has just signed up for two more movies.

Bella Heathcote And Emma Watson In Running For 'Secret Service' Female Lead, Unknown Taron Egerton Set For Lead

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 25, 2013 6:45 PM
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Well, it looks like "The Secret Service," the next Matthew Vaughn-directed adaptation of a Mark Millar comic book, is almost fully staffed with secret agents. According to a Variety report, newcomer Taron Egerton has landed the lead role of a young street tough who is turned into a super spy, in a story Millar has described as "My Fair Lady" meets James Bond. Meanwhile, the hunt for a female lead is still on, with Bella Heathcote and Emma Watson looking like frontrunners.

10 Great Modern Day Actor/Director Collaborations

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 17, 2013 2:17 PM
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10 Actor/Director Collaborations
The hallowed halls of cinema are littered with iconic and unforgettable director/actor collaborations. The muses that feed the filmmaker, the director that inspires the actor. Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune, Ingmar Bergman and half his repertory including Bibi Anderson, Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow, Werner Herzog and his toxic relationship with Klaus Kinski, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Monica Vitti and Michelangelo Antonioni, Spike Lee and Denzel Washington, Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart—no matter what time period of movies you look at, no matter whether it be high or low art, the classic collaborations are countless.

Casey Affleck Joins The Amazing Cast Of Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 21, 2013 6:43 AM
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With his producing gig on "Man On Steel" in theaters and proving to be a great success, Christopher Nolan's attention, as well as executive-producing "Transcendence," which stars Johnny Depp and marks the directorial debut of his DoP Wally Pfister, is now shifting to his next job in the director's chair: "Interstellar."

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