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Cannes Review: 'Mud' Starring Matthew McConaughey Is An Underwhelming Anti-Fairy Tale

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • May 26, 2012 8:28 AM
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"Mud," American writer/director Jeff Nichols' underwhelming follow-up to the masterfully visceral "Take Shelter," is a shallow and contrived coming of age story. While both 'Shelter' and "Shotgun Stories," Nichols' promising debut feature, explore their respective characters' motives and emotions, "Mud" instead offers pat sentiments and bland bathos.

'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig's Next Gig Could Be Helming Reese Witherspoon's 'Wish List'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 22, 2012 12:15 PM
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Some of you may remember Disney's "Wish List" project. It was reported last August that Reese Witherspoon had signed on to star in the gig; a comedy about an overly imaginative little girl who makes ten wishes at a wishing well. None of the wishes come true because the coins never touch the bottom of the well, but 25 years later, they're dislodged, and now this ambitious career woman has to deal with the consequences of ten wishes made as a child that are coming to pass.

Reese Witherspoon Marches Into 'Pennyroyal’s Princess Boot Camp' Producing & Taking A Supporting Role

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 23, 2012 8:39 AM
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Back in 2006 Reese Witherspoon produced her first feature film, “Penelope.” That Christina Ricci comedy about a girl cursed with a pig snout and ears skewed young and featured Witherspoon herself in a supporting role. It took her a while to dip her toe in the producing waters again, but after setting up production house, Pacific Standard, she looks set to do it all again.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyoncé & Andy Samberg To Star In The Musical 'One Hit Wonders'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 5:29 PM
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It's hard to believe that up until now, "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy hasn't tried to bring his musical success to the big screen. Instead, he went traveling around the world with Julia Roberts (who wouldn't?!) in "Eat Pray Love," and is developing the AIDS drama "The Normal Heart." But it seems he hasn't left big, gaudy numbers behind as he's gearing up a star studded musical to destroy your ears. 

Watch: 9 Minute Preview & 3 Clips Of Chris Pine, Tom Hardy & Reese Witherspoon In McG's 'This Means War'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 6, 2012 10:17 AM
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Picking a Valentine's Day movie is always a tricky thing: do you pander to marketing and go with something love-themed, or do you just pick something you both want to see? The correct answer is always "find somewhere playing 'Casablanca,' " but in lieu of that, the studios have lined up a wealth of options -- Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams in "The Vow" for the more romantically-minded, or Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in action mode in "Safe House," both of which open this Friday, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Reynolds To Star In Tim Burton-Produced Drama 'Big Eyes'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 23, 2012 9:04 AM
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Next month will be an important one for Ryan Reynolds and Reese Witherspoon. The former is bruised after a pair of summer flops last year, "Green Lantern" and "The Change-Up," and will be hoping to cement his A-list status opposite Denzel Washington in "Safe House," while the latter hasn't had an unqualified hit since "Four Christmases" in 2008, and is hoping to turn that around by starring opposite Tom Hardy and Chris Pine in McG's "This Means War." But while they wait for their blockbuster drawing power to be tested, the pair are planning to team up for the first time for a project with more serious intent.

Reese Witherspoon Joins Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three Drama 'Devil's Knot'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 15, 2011 10:23 PM
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The saga of the West Memphis Three is far from over. "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" hits HBO next month and the Peter Jackson-produced documentary "West Of Memphis" will make its premiere at Sundance in January. Their story will still very much be in the public eye for the next while, and now, the West Memphis Three will be getting the big screen movie treat courtesy of Atom Egoyan.

'Kung Fu Panda 2' & 'Candyland' Writers Move Onto Yet Another Cuddly Protagonist: Reese Witherspoon

  • By Ben Shearn
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  • November 23, 2011 4:44 PM
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Sandra Bullock Won't Have 'Trouble With The Curve,' But Amy Adams & Reese Witherspoon Being Eyed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 5:24 PM
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With "J. Edgar" now in theaters (sidenote: don't believe the vitriolic reviews, it's uneven, but lots to admire) Clint Eastwood has a bit of free time. His next film is supposed to be "A Star Is Born," but with the lead star, Beyoncé preggers, production has been put on hold. So what's he gonna do instead? Take a lead role in "Trouble With The Curve," the directorial debut of his longtime colleague, friend and Malpaso Productions pal Robert Lorenz. While Sandra Bullock was one of the first names to be looking at the co-starring role, she has moved on and now two more names have surfaced.

'Frozen River' Director Courtney Hunt To Helm Reese Witherspoon Comedy 'Rule #1'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 10, 2011 5:18 PM
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It looks Reese Witherspoon is mixing it up, as the actress usually does. Earlier this year she starred in the period romancer "Water For Elephants" with Robert Pattinson, and in early 2012 Tom Hardy and Chris Pine will battle over her in McG's "This Means War." This fall she spent time hanging around indie filmmaking rising star Jeff Nichols, starring in his next effort, "Mud," and after that she's pairing up with a respected helmer for a new comedy.

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