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Review: Patrice Leconte's Edgeless Drama 'A Promise' Starring Rebecca Hall

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 15, 2014 6:28 PM
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A Promise
He’s fallen out of favor a bit in the last few years, but there was a time when Patrice Leconte was one of the most popular foreign filmmakers in the U.S. While he was never a favorite with the hipper critics, over the 1990s and early 2000s, films like “Ridicule,” “ The Girl On The Bridge,” “The Man On The Train” and “Intimate Strangers” became staples on the festival circuit, won BAFTAs and Cesars, and became sizeable arthouse hits.

Watch: First Trailer For Patrice Leconte's 'A Promise' Starring Rebecca Hall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2013 1:25 PM
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A Promise
Running into the fall festival with appearances at Venice and TIFF, the latest from French filmmaker Patrice Leconte ("Man On The Train," "My Best Friend"), the English language "A Promise," failed to make much of a splash. So even as the film still needs to find a U.S. distribution, it's gearing up for release overseas and the first trailer has landed for the movie.

Watch: Trailer For Ridley Scott Produced Event Series 'Klondike' With Richard Madden & Abbie Cornish

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 10:31 AM
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So "The Counselor" opened this weekend and flopped fairly hard, but don't worry about Ridley Scott. Not only is he already in production on his Bible movie "Exodus," as per usual, he's got about a half billion projects coming up with his name stamped on them as an executive producer. And this one certainly has us a bit curious.

Venice Review: Patrice Leconte’s ‘A Promise’ Starring Rebecca Hall, Richard Madden & Alan Rickman

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 5, 2013 9:23 AM
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He’s fallen out of favor a bit in the last few years, but there was a time when Patrice Leconte was one of the most popular foreign filmmakers in the U.S. While he was never a favorite with the hipper critics, over the 1990s and early 2000s, films like “Ridicule,” “ The Girl On The Bridge,” “The Man On The Train” and “Intimate Strangers” became staples on the festival circuit, won BAFTAs and Cesars, and became sizeable arthouse hits Stateside.

Holliday Grainger Bounces Back From Canceled 'The Borgias' By Joining 'Cinderella'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 4:52 PM
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They say when one door closes another opens, but it seems that for Brit actress Holliday Grainger, she's got more than the one door to choose from. While the actress is probably best known stateside for her turn as Lucrezia Borgia in the recently canceled "The Borgias," she's quietly been racking up appearances in stuff like Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina," Cary Fukunaga's "Jane Eyre," Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" and more. Now it looks as though she'll be donning yet more elaborate period costumes.

'Cinderella' Has Found A Prince And It's Robb Stark From 'Game Of Thrones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2013 4:39 PM
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With the world waiting with bated breath for this announcement (okay, not really), Disney has revealed what handsome face will take the role of the Prince in their reboot of "Cinderella." And if you watch HBO, this might be a dose of good news.

Ashley Tisdale, Jean-Ralphio (aka Ben Schwartz), Léa Seydoux, Richard Madden & More Line Up Movies

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 5, 2012 12:38 PM
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From a sequel that no one really wants to a promising online gambling drama to the an erotic indie pic, here's a round up of films that have added to their cast over the past few days....

Paul Dano, Toby Kebbell, Michael Pitt & More Testing To Play Tetsuo In 'Akira'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 21, 2011 12:00 PM
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Luke Evans, Toby Kebbell, Richard Madden & Kit Harrington Could Don The Crown In 'Arthur & Lancelot'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 7, 2011 9:21 AM
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King Arthur: a prestigious part to play, but not always the most fun. Played over the years by names as diverse as Richard Harris, Nigel Terry, Malcolm McDowell, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Pierce Brosnan, Clive Owen, Justin Timberlake, and Monty Python's Graham Chapman, few of those names have truly made an impression in the part. Despite his legendary status, he can often come across as... well, kind of dull. Hopefully "Wedding Crashers" director David Dobkin has found a way to make it a little more interesting for his new version of the tale, "Arthur & Lancelot," which is gearing up over at Warner Bros, but he's certainly got some promising names in the mix.

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