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Casting: Dominic Cooper Draws 'Dracula,' Keanu Reeves Is 'John Wick' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 9, 2013 4:47 PM
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Despite the festering wound that was “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” the film’s two leads haven’t taken much of a hit as both have landed some big roles.

New Pic From 'Behind The Candelabra' Plus Featurette, Prison Visit With Scott Thorson & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 28, 2013 10:25 AM
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As Steven Soderbergh prepares to take what he now describes as an extended break from filmmaking, he's leaving us with one last piece of film work, the glitzy "Behind the Candelabra." Tracking the tragic relationship between Liberace and his young lover Scott Thorson, it's another challenge for the filmmaker, one that finds him again in distinct territory, allowing him to draw on cinematic and pop cultural history, while creating something new or interesting within that context.

Watch: Fantastic New Trailer For Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra' With Michael Douglas & Matt Damon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 7, 2013 9:27 PM
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Behind The Candelabra, Michael Douglas
Steven Soderbergh has never been one to resist a challenge (ie. a 12-hour adaptation of John Barth's "The Sot-Weed Factor"), and certainly, his long-developing biopic of Liberace, "Behind the Candelabra," faced its fair share of resistance. The director has been up front about major studios turning down the movie for being "too gay," but it seems it's going to be their loss. HBO has dropped a brand new trailer for the movie and it looks nothing short of great.

Watch: Michael Douglas & Matt Damon Are Gloriously Gaudy & Glitzy In New 'Behind The Candelabra' Teaser

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2013 10:16 PM
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So Steven Soderbergh's final film -- the man still has plenty of non-movie stuff he's working on -- arrives in May on HBO, but don't let television tag fool you. "Behind The Candelabra" is still widely tipped to be included somewhere in the Cannes Film Festival lineup, and while the summer movie season has no shortage of exciting offerings, if the idea of Michael Douglas and Matt Damon playing lovers in a biopic of Liberace isn't enough to put this on the top of your must-see list, we don't know what to tell you. But perhaps this will change your mind.

First Official Image Of Matt Damon & Michael Douglas In Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 8:01 AM
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We've seen set photos, promo pics for magazine spreads and screengrabs from blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments from HBO's 2013 teaser, but finally the first official look at Matt Damon and Michael Douglas in "Behind The Candelabra" has arrived.

New Images Of Michael Douglas & Matt Damon In Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 5:13 PM
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"It went incredibly well, I'm really proud of it. It's a wonderful movie," Matt Damon recently told us about Steven Soderbergh's final (for now) film, "Behind The Candelabra." And with the wheels in motion for a Cannes Film Festival premiere next May, HBO is beginning a slow roll of promotion.

'The Hangover Part Old': First Look At 'Last Vegas' With Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 10:08 AM
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Old people is the new black. With "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" becoming a sleeper smash, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger continuing to kick butt for the retirement set, and "Stand Up Guys" vying for some Oscars,  another movie is on the way with some old dudes trying some young people tricks.

'And So It Goes…' For Michael Douglas & Diane Keaton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2012 2:19 PM
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“There’s a large demographic and need for these kind of films as evidenced by box office successes such as 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' 'It’s Complicated' and 'Bucket List,' ” producer Mark Greisman said. And of course, where an underserved market requires easily digestible fare, said fare will be provided!

5 Things You Might Not Know About David Fincher’s Criterion Approved 'The Game'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • September 20, 2012 2:02 PM
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It seems unfair that David Fincher’s 1997 directorial outing “The Game” is often in the back of cinephile’s minds when they think of the director’s magnificent oeuvre. It is understandable in some ways, seeming as it’s sandwiched between two monumental directorial efforts into the pantheon of cult movies with Fincher’s own “Se7en” coming in 1995 and “Fight Club” hitting in 1999, but many fans of the notoriously finicky filmmakers would probably rank it close to or at the very top of their lists of the director’s best work. While it certainly isn’t as abrasive a film as “Se7en” or “Fight Club,” it’s just as memorable for showcasing the benefits of David Fincher’s acute attention to detail that would greatly benefit the many twists and turns of the film’s script.

New Look At Matt Damon & Michael Douglas In 'Behind The Candelabra,' Steven Soderbergh Aiming For Cannes Premiere

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 1:05 PM
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Well, if you're gonna go out, might as well do it in a blaze of glory. Steven Soderbergh is in the midst of his final jaunt behind the camera, in production on the Liberace biopic "Behind The Candelabra," with Michael Douglas as the famed performer and Matt Damon as his young lover. But it appears he's got some big plans for this final picture, which may include one last walk down the red carpet in Cannes. 

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