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Penelope Cruz Reportedly Joins 'Bond 24,' More Names Rumored For Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2014 11:45 AM
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"Star Wars: Episode 7" isn't the only franchise around town working hard to keep details under wraps. "Bond 24" is gearing up to shoot this summer, and with reports last week that Chiwetel Ejiofor was being considered for a villain role, now another big star has come into the casting mix.

Sacha Baron Cohen Heads To 'Alice In Wonderland 2,' Daniel Radcliffe Builds 'Brooklyn Bridge' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 22, 2014 10:42 AM
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Since crossing over into the mainstream with 2006’s “Borat,” Sacha Baron Cohen has worked with the likes of Tom Hooper, Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton, a feat impressive for any actor, much less a comedic one. Variety reports Baron Cohen is in early talks to re-team with his “Sweeney Todd” co-star Johnny Depp for the slow-brewing “Alice in Wonderland” sequel, “Through the Looking Glass.”

Watch: New Trailer For Romantic War Drama 'Twice Born' Starring Penélope Cruz & Emile Hirsch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2013 5:31 PM
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Despite starring Penélope Cruz and Emilie Hirsch, somehow the romantic war drama "Twice Born" eluded us on the festival circuit. But it looks like we didn't have to worry too much as it's already headed to theaters and you too can now check out this film which has been brewing for a while.

Review: 'The Counselor' Starring Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz & Brad Pitt

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 24, 2013 11:39 AM
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The Counselor
Michael Fassbender is sexy like a shark, and sleek as a sports car. His chin is chiseled and hard, forever confident, but his smile is subterranean, hiding secrets we could never guess. As compelling an actor he is, perhaps there’s almost too much depth to this classically pretty face, one that cannot help but come across as predatory, salacious. He’s an unlikely choice to be a wronged man in the middle of a suspense thriller, and yet here he is, apparently meant to be likable and relatable at the center of Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy’s reptilian “The Counselor.”

Cameron Diaz Has Sex With A Car In New Pics From 'The Counselor' Plus Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2013 11:08 AM
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Can Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" finally usurp Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" from the top of the box office this weekend? Certainly, it's got a killer cast—Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and lots more—and it also has Cameron Diaz....having sex....with a car. Yes, really.

Watch: New, Full Length Trailer For Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor' Gets Up To Testify

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2013 12:14 PM
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While Cormac McCarthy is undeniably an American literary icon, cinematic adaptations of his work haven't always fared so well. From the great ("No Country For Old Men") to the good ("The Road") to the missed opportunities ("All The Pretty Horses") to the ones no one saw ("The Sunset Limited"), the success rate has been scattered. But this fall will see two movies based on his efforts. Later this month, James Franco will unspool "Child Of God" in Venice, but for the rest of us, it will be "The Counselor" that we'll be seeing first. More importantly, it was written specifically for the screen. And a new trailer is here giving the biggest peek yet at what is one of the fall's biggest films.

Watch: Penelope Cruz's NSFW Directorial Debut 'L'Agent' Starring Irina Shayk & Javier Bardem

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2013 4:05 PM
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We've all had that dream...you know the one...where you walk around an expensive hotel, where gorgeous women strut around in nothing but lingerie.... Okay, maybe you haven't had that dream, but that's basically the entire "plot" of Penelope Cruz's directorial debut, a five minute short film for her L'Agent line of naughty clothing for Agent Provocateur.

10 Of Woody Allen's Best Female Characters

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 26, 2013 3:00 PM
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10 Of Woody Allen's Best Female Characters
There are a few stock criticisms often leveled at a new Woody Allen film: his characters are all neurotic messes; his films are relentlessly white and upper-middle class; when he tries for profundity, he flounders; when he leaves Manhattan, he never achieves anything like the heights of his New York-set stories; his eye for his own approximate generation's foibles and concerns has always been sharper than that for the much younger... the list goes on. But however much you may have your knives out, you just can't accuse Allen of not writing decent roles for women.

Hanging Out With Javier Bardem Looks Like Fun In These New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2013 9:02 AM
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While it might seem that TIFF has every major movie coming before the end of the year, there are a still a strong handful of films yet to be announced for any festivals, and though we expect Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" to get a splashy premiere somewhere, it currently remains a big get for someone. And with the movie hitting theaters in just over two months, there's certainly going to be plenty to see from the movie.

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.

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