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Watch: Love Travels 20 Years In Trailer For Nicholas Sparks' 'The Best Of Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2014 1:40 PM
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The Best Of Me
The cinematic and literary equivalent of Thomas Kinkade, the work of Nicholas Sparks is all formulaic golden hues and Hallmark sentiments, seemingly spoon-fed annually to a consistent audience of folks who believe in love conquers all. You already know if you'll be seeing "The Best Of Me," but if you're still somehow on the fence or simply curious, the first trailer has arrived.

First Look: ‘A Many Splintered Thing’ Starring Chris Evans & Michelle Monaghan

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 23, 2014 2:24 PM
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A Many Splintered Thing
As the prestigious Cannes Film Festival comes to a close today, perhaps it’s time to shift our ever-so-serious, “yeah, but is it Palme-worthy?” gaze elsewhere. And maybe we’ll point it at something less exalted, perhaps not to be esteemed at all, who knows?

Watch: 'True Detective' Star Michelle Monaghan Goes To War In 'Fort Bliss' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 7, 2014 4:00 PM
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Fort Bliss
After booking what will likely be a thankless role in Adam Sandler's "Pixels," we began to worry that producers didn't know what to do with "True Detective" star Michelle Monaghan. Luckily, we were wrong. There are still some interesting roles headed toward the actress, you may just have to look harder to find them.

Keanu Reeves Joins Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock,' Benicio Del Toro Joins Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2014 4:53 PM
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The Man of Tai Chi
Looks like Keanu Reeves might need to reboot his career a bit. His latest blockbuster, "47 Ronin," was a flop, and the string of indies he'd done since 2008's "The Day The Earth Stood Still" barely made a ripple. That's not to mention the sci-fi "Passengers," which needs to find a female lead (after Rachel McAdams dropped out) if shooting is to proceed on schedule this summer. So his move is—go make a low budget horror with Eli Roth.

Exclusive: Sam Rockwell & Michelle Monaghan Don't Quite Mix In Clip From 'Better Living Through Chemistry'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 11:05 AM
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Better Living Through Chemistry
What happens when small town life becomes just a little too much to handle? If you're Sam Rockwell in the upcoming comedy "Better Living Through Chemistry" you embark on affair that soon turns to murder...

Interview: Michelle Monaghan Talks 'True Detective' And Why Maggie Shouldn't Be Underestimated

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2014 12:08 PM
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Michelle Monaghan True Detective
As detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are the grim, beating heart of HBO’s “True Detective,” and have deservedly earned no shortage of acclaim for their smoldering performances as the wrestle personal demons, while pursuing the monster behind a string of ritual murders. The partnership is one that is professionally solid, but personally fraught, and between them is Martin’s wife Maggie, played by Michelle Monaghan. And the actress’ work is equally deserving of attention as her co-stars in the show.

Recap: Explosive 'True Detective' Season 1, Episode 4 'Who Goes There'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2014 10:00 PM
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Girls
Over the course of three episodes, "True Detective" has been a steadily ratcheting the tension as Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) track down a serial killer that is haunting the surreal South like a monster. Last week's "The Locked Room" concluded with a goosebump-raising closing shot of the wanted, parole-breaking ex-convict Reggie Ledoux as he prowled across some as yet discovered landscape, as the cops tried to find him. He's the man Martin and Rust think is good for a number of murders, and kicking off "Who Goes There," they're on the hunt.

Watch: Sam Rockwell & Olivia Wilde Get High In Trailer For 'Better Living Through Chemistry'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2014 1:37 PM
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Better Living Through Chemistry
While many studios like to use the Sundance Film Festival to boost their star driven indie pics, it's a bit curious that "Better Living Through Chemistry" didn't make an appearance. After all, the cast is red carpet ready with Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Ray Liotta and Jane Fonda among them, so what else could it be? Well, perhaps this trailer is a clue...

Watch: Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson Are Tested In New Trailer For 'True Detective'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 6:03 PM
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Earlier today, we dropped our list of 10 Films To See In January, and while all due respect to those movies, we think some of the best drama you're going to see this month is going to be at home on HBO. We know we've been talking about this one for a while, but just like that, "True Detective" will start airing in just over a week and a brand new trailer featuring lots of new footage is here to get you excited all over again.

Review: 'Expecting' Makes An Argument For Forced Sterilization

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • December 5, 2013 7:07 PM
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Originally titled “Gus” for its festival appearances, “Expecting” could more accurately be named “87 Minutes with Unfunny People You Will Hate” or “An 87-Minute Commercial for Why You Shouldn’t Move to L.A.” We can’t remember the last time we liked characters less than the ones in this film. We’re generally big fans of unlikable characters; when done well, they draw us in and keep us engaged, but they have to have humor or charm or interest or...anything to make up for being horrible people. It’s also challenging to have a movie full of them without anyone or anything redeeming to serve as a counterbalance. The characters in “Expecting” aren’t just unlikable; they’re unwatchable.

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