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Berlin Review: Biopic 'Lovelace' Oddly Uninterested In Linda Lovelace

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 9, 2013 7:41 PM
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Not so much a film about Linda Lovelace as a film about a bunch of things that happen to Linda Lovelace, including a destructive marriage to seeming complete, total, bonafide scumbag sonofabitch Chuck Traynor, today saw the first international screening of Sundance pick-up “Lovelace” at the Berlin Film Festival. It’s a glossy, starry package featuring loving '70s set design, costuming and narratively crucial hairstyling (more on that later), but the main question was always around the casting of the leading lady, especially given that the last few years have seen a flurry of names come and go from both this and rival Lovelace project “Inferno” (which famously once boasted Seyfried’s “Mean Girls” co-star Lindsay Lohan).

Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard & Richard Jenkins To Star In Awesome-Sounding Horror Western 'Bone Tomahawk'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 31, 2012 9:44 AM
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As everyone from Anthony Mann to Kelly Reichardt have triumphantly shown, the film western remains a prime framework from which to branch out into a dozen different eccentricities. Screenwriter S. Craig Zahler has already found that out once -- having attracted the likes of Park Chan Wook to direct his unique 2006 Black List script, “The Brigands of Rattleborge” -- but now he's looking to try his own hand at subverting the genre, and he's assembled a rather killer cast to accompany him along the way.

Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay & Peter Sarsgaard Join Woody Allen's Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2012 3:18 PM
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Well, casting has wrapped up on Woody Allen's next film and one pleasant surprise, one curveball and one solid actor have all come aboard the picture.

New Look At Amanda Seyfried In 'Lovelace,' Plus Pics From 'Hunger Games,' 'Men In Black III' & 'Prometheus'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 17, 2012 9:19 AM
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Now that we're well into 2012, more and more is being revealed about some of the year's biggest films, thanks in part to Entertainment Weekly. The magazine's annual 2012 preview issue has already provided some key first looks at various upcoming releases, including "The Dark Knight Rises." Not everything is quite as rabidly anticipated as Christopher Nolan's third Batman film, but there's plenty more spectacle where that came from. Indeed, one of the newest images contains what looks to be the most incredible, gravity-defying special effect of the year: Amanda Seyfried's bubble-perm.

Sharon Stone To Play Amanda Seyfried's Mom In 'Lovelace'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 17, 2011 9:43 AM
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Update: Oops, looks like the trade had it wrong. Stone is actually Amanda Seyfried's Mom in 

Amanda Seyfried & Peter Sarsgaard To Star In Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman's 'Lovelace' Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2011 10:41 AM
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No, this isn't Matthew Wilder‘s “Inferno” that was famously going to have Lindsay Lohan in the lead role, but now is toplined by Malin Akerman and Matt Dillon. Instead, this is the competing project by “Howl” and “The Celluloid Closet” directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman that at one point was courting Kate Hudson and James Franco (who've both moved on), and had Olivia Wilde taking a look during the summer. It has now cast up, and the talent on board is pretty strong.

Peter Sarsgaard Eyes Kelly Reichardt's Eco-Terrorist Pic 'Night Moves'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2011 11:21 AM
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Draws Parallels Between His Character And The Documentary 'If A Tree Falls'It's no secret that Kelly Reichardt is one of our favorite filmmakers, a unique voice in cinema whose films to date, such as "Old Joy," "Wendy & Lucy" and "Meek's Cutoff," have arrived in deceptively low key packages, and upon viewing, open up a rich interior world. Word has been quiet since the director dropped her 'Cutoff' but it appears that after delivering that hard scrabble western, she is looking to make a distinct swing into a new direction.

Review: 'Green Lantern' Is A Tale Of Good Versus Evil For Dummies

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 15, 2011 2:16 AM
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Why are superhero and comic book movies so popular? It may be the comfort of believing there is a clear distinction between “good” and “bad” people, that “good” isn’t such an abstract notion within one’s identity and bad, in itself, is an unchanging, sometimes unstoppable force. There is poetry in this oversimplified view, both in the way it calms the troubled minds of moviegoers and the very notion of an unchanging duality forever at war, one side “morally” representing the winning side, the other not.

Dakota Fanning And Elizabeth Olsen To Star In 'Very Good Girls'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • May 13, 2011 4:10 AM
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Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman And Sissy Spacek To Round Out CastThe Cannes shopping continues, with streams of announcements coming out everyday. One of the more high-profile ones in the last 24 hours is "Very Good Girls," a vehicle for fast-rising starlets Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen. The film follows two teenage girls during a New York summer, on a quest to lose their virginities, who fall-out when they fall for the same man, a street artist.

New Look At Hector Hammond In 'Green Lantern'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2010 6:25 AM
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Update: Parallax image removed at the request of Warner Bros.

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