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Cannes Review: Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy' With Matthew McConaughey & Nicole Kidman Is A Disastrous Flop

  • By James Rocchi
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  • May 24, 2012 8:08 AM
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Many people will tell you that "The Paperboy" -- based on Pete Dexter's novel, brought to the screen by "Precious" director Lee Daniels -- is a trash masterpiece, an instant camp classic, so bad it's good. These people, these critics, are simply not to be trusted about any question of judgment for a long time based on that half-hearted ironic "endorsement" of one of the worst films of the year, never mind at Cannes. Like the patina on a bronze roof, there are two ways to acquire trashterpiece/camp/so-bad-it's-good status. One is through time, and patience, as entropy and erosion bring down the bright gleam to a more interesting set of colors and nuanced shades; the other is to spray it on artificially with a hose, with plenty of spillage and waste, toxic and cheap and jumped-up and unconvincing.

New Photos: Nicole Kidman & Clive Owen In 'Hemingway & Gellhorn'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 23, 2012 11:20 AM
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It's a shame Park Chan-wook couldn't get his English-language debut "Stoker" ready in time for Cannes but his leading lady, Nicole Kidman, has still managed to have two films appear on the Croisette this year. While everyone's been talking up her role in "The Paperboy," Kidman also stars opposite Clive Owen in HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn" which premieres there before airing next week on the cable channel.

Nicole Kidman To Reunite With 'The Paperboy' Helmer Lee Daniels For 'The Butler'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 21, 2012 8:20 AM
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With their teaming on "The Paperboy" set to unveil this Thursday at Cannes, it seems Lee Daniels and Nicole Kidman aren't sick of each other's company just yet, with the two lining up a reunion on the helmer's next project, "The Butler."

David Lindsay-Abaire To Write 'The Family Fang' For Nicole Kidman & 'Rabbit Hole' Producers

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 9, 2012 11:22 AM
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2010 certainly wasn’t a lackluster year for film, perhaps that’s why “Shortbus” helmer John Cameron Mitchell’s emotionally gripping “Rabbit Hole” was seemingly swept aside. Telling the story of a grieving couple coming to terms after their young son dies in a horrific accident, it was a heartbreaking tale that we liked quite a bit, and so we were pleased to hear last February that Kidman would be teaming up again with “Rabbit Hole” producers for the familial comedy-drama “The Family Fang.” Now it looks as if producers are hoping to add a little more of what made their previous film work so well, in the form of a script by “Rabbit Hole” playwright and screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire.

Over 20 New Images From 'The Paperboy' With Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron & John Cusack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2012 9:33 AM
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  • 6 Comments
Eyepatches, bloody knives, a white trash channeling Nicole Kidman and a "Sling Blade"-esque John Cusack....suddenly Lee Daniels' '60s set thriller "The Paperboy" is looking a lot more interesting, and with the Cannes Film Festival stamp of approval, not only will this one of the starries entries this year, it could be a left field surprise.

New Photos Of Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron & Matthew McConaughey In Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 22, 2012 8:57 AM
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Fresh off news about its appearance at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, we now have a few new stills from Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," his sophomore directorial effort featuring the leading trio of Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey.

Nicole Kidman To Play Grace Kelly In 'Grace Of Monaco' From 'La Vie En Rose' Director Olivier Dahan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 10:02 PM
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We're sure a lot of people are gonna have something to say about this: Nicole Kidman is lining up to play Grace Kelly in the brewing film "Grace Of Monaco" from "La Vie En Rose" director Olivier Dahan.

Watch: New Teaser Trailer For HBO's 'Hemingway And Gellhorn' With Clive Owen And Nicole Kidman

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 15, 2012 11:46 AM
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Last month HBO dropped a 5-minute trailer for their upcoming film "Hemingway & Gellhorn" starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman as the titular Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, respectively. For anyone who thinks 5-minutes is too long for a trailer, or for those who simply couldn't be bothered sitting through it all, HBO have offered us a new look at the film in a handy bite-sized edition - this trailer coming in just under a minute.

Nicole Kidman Replaces Rachel Weisz As Colin Firth's Wife In 'The Railway Man'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 2, 2012 8:59 AM
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Just a day after she was noted to be lining up Rowan Joffe's psychological thriller "Before I Go To Sleep," Nicole Kidman has now replaced Rachel Weisz in Jonathan Teplitzky ("Burning Man") adaptation of Eric Lomax's Prisoner Of War tale "The Railway Man."

Nicole Kidman In Talks To Star In Rowan Joffe's Psychological Thriller 'Before I Go To Sleep'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 29, 2012 10:42 AM
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Great performances from Nicole Kidman are generally years apart nowadays, partly because she's not as prolific as she use to be. But with Park Chan-wook's "Stoker" and Lee Daniel's "The Paperboy" both due out later in the year, 2012 is certainly shaping up to be a big one for the actress. Kidman has now seemingly added another project to her calendar, as she is in talks to star in Rowan Joffe's sophomore directorial effort, an adaptation of S.J. Watson's critically acclaimed novel "Before I Go To Sleep."

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