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Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2015 Best Actress Contenders

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 11, 2014 2:10 PM
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Premature Predictions: Actresses, 2015
You know the deal by this point, so we'll get to it as quickly as we can. Every year, to draw a line under the awards season, we take a moment to look ahead at some of the possibilities for the films and performances that we could be talking about in the context of the Oscar race in the eleven months to come. We've already discussed the Best Picture and Best Actor possibilities, and now, we've picked out some potentials to succeed Cate Blanchett as the winner of the Best Actress Academy Award.

Watch: New Trailer For West Memphis Three Drama ‘Devil’s Knot’ With Colin Firth & Reese Witherspoon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2014 2:02 PM
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The mystery is still unsolved, but the boys known as the West Memphis Three are now free, after being railroaded by a justice system perverted by the pursuit to find an answer, even if it wasn't the truth. And after a handful of documentaries and extensive media coverage, the saga is now getting the dramatic feature treatment thanks to Atom Egoyan.

'I Am Love' Director Luca Guadagnino Gets 'A Reliable Wife,' 'Catfish' Directors Touch A 'Nerve' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2014 4:52 PM
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A Reliable Wife Luca Guadagnino
It's been five years since Luca Guadagnino delivered the heady and swooning "I Am Love," and while he's been working steadily since on various fashion campaigns, shorts and documentaries, there hasn't been much movement on a feature film. Now it looks like he's ready to return, with another tale of domestic trouble.

Bruce Willis Will 'Rock The Kasbah,' Lindsay Lohan Plans 'Inconceivable' Project & Much More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 21, 2014 2:44 PM
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New year, new news! (How will I introduce these news posts come February? I'd better start thinking of something now...) Let's kick it off with a double bit of casting news about Vincent Cassel, everyone's favourite menacing Frenchman, who has boarded two European flicks.

Watch: New Trailer, Poster & Pictures For Atom Egoyan’s ‘Devil’s Knot’ With Colin Firth & Reese Witherspoon

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 20, 2013 9:02 AM
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A case so multifaceted and controversial that four documentaries—The “Paradise Lost” trilogy and Amy Berg’s “West of Memphis”—have been produced to unpack it, the West Memphis Three killings have nevertheless gained their first fictional retelling courtesy of Atom Egoyan. As the “Sweet Hereafter” director’s drama premiered at TIFF this year (where it was picked up for distribution by Image Entertainment), it seems it may have benefited from letting non-fiction have its day—the film garnered quite a few unfavorable reviews, including ours—but now a new trailer and poster have hit the web to let those interested decide.

Nancy Meyers' 'The Intern' Revived With Robert De Niro & Reese Witherspoon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 3:26 PM
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Robert De Niro Reese Witherspoon
When one door closes, another opens so the saying goes, particularly if you're famed writer/director Nancy Meyers. While a brewing project written by "The Spectacular Now" writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber will no longer have her services, a previous project she was brewing at Paramount before they stuck it in turnaround is now revived.

Reese Witherspoon Out, Rachel McAdams In For 'Passengers' With Keanu Reeves

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2013 4:30 PM
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To say "Passengers" has been in the works for years is no exaggeration. Since at least 2010 it has been brewing, with Keanu Reeves — who first commissioned the script from Jon Spaihts after reading his 2007 Black List entry "Shadow 19" — attached, going through a couple iterations, without much success. But steam seems to be building now. Earlier this year, "Game Of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire" helmer Brian Kirk signed on to direct, with Reese Witherspoon joining not longer after. But now there's a casting switcheroo, but nothing that should hold things up.

First Look At Reese Witherspoon In 'Wild,' Laura Dern Joins The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2013 12:10 PM
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Wild Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon continues her recent run of left-of-center projects—"Mud," "Devil's Knot," "Inherent Vice"—with "Wild," which has now started filming with "Dallas Buyers Club" director Jean-Marc Vallee behind the camera. And the first look has already arrived.

Casting: Reese Witherspoon Lives 'Happily Ever After,' Kathryn Hahn Heads To 'Tomorrowland' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2013 4:21 PM
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Reese Witherspoon
After a stint working on indie movies with Jeff Nichols' "Mud" opening earlier this year, Atom Egoyan's "The Devil's Knot" hitting the festival circuit, and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" probably landing sometime next year, the actress is going back to making movies that will pay the bills. She's headed to Disney to make the fairy tale comedy, "Happily Ever After."

TIFF Review: Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three Drama 'Devil's Knot' Starring Reese Witherspoon & Colin Firth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 9, 2013 2:05 PM
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Devil's Knot
It has been twenty years since the horrifically mutilated, murdered bodies of children Steve Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers were found in a creek in the middle of Robin Hood Hills in Arkansas. And thus started a saga that spanned nearly two decades, with the trials of the accused Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr. and Jason Baldwin gaining national attention, which eventually turned to outrage. Chronicled in great detail via the 'Paradise Lost' trilogy of documentaries as well as Amy Berg's "West Of Memphis," the case of the West Memphis Three soon became one of justice denied, not only to the three young men, but also the victims whose real killer or killers is still unidentified.

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