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Amnesty International, Paul Haggis, Sean Penn & Harvey Weinstein Team To Support Iranian Filmmakers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2010 8:02 AM
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Director Paul Haggis, actor Sean Penn and super producer Harvey Weinstein have teamed with British-Iranian actress and Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) spokesperson Nazanin Boniadi to raise awareness and speak out against the harsh sentences recently imposed on Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof.

Watch: 'The Tree Of Life' Trailer Finally Arrives Online, Will Blow Your Mind Malick Style

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 15, 2010 5:18 AM
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Fuck "Thor," "Cowboys & Aliens," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and whatever other geek movie trailer countdown that happened this month. This is the trailer we've been dying to see ever since it started unspooling in front of "Black Swan," and for us, if the movie news year ended right here that would be fine with us.

First Look: Brad Pitt & Sean Penn In Terrence Malick's Much Anticipated 'Tree Of Life'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 3, 2010 4:54 AM
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After what amounts to about two years of waiting or more, cinephiles are drooling in anticipation at finally receiving their first look at Terrence Malick's long-gestating drama, "The Tree Of Life" starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn and they're getting it this Friday when the Fox Searchlight picture's trailer debuts before Darren Aronofsky's psycho-horror ballet, "Black Swan" (it's called corporate synergy). However, we're getting a small taste now. The L.A. Times has been given a peek at the trailer in advance and they say the footage, "exceed expectations."

'Three Stooges' Gets March 14th, 2011 Start Date At Fox; Sean Penn & Jim Carrey Are Definitely Out

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 2, 2010 8:57 AM
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MGM Gives Up 'Stooges' To 20th Century Fox; Richard Jenkins May Join Cast In Small Role

Doug Liman Says He Wouldn't Have Entrusted The 'Fair Game' Valerie Plame Story With Doug Liman

  • By The Playlist
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  • November 17, 2010 10:29 AM
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Self-Described "Difficult" Director Says You Probably Won't Ever See Tom Hanks In One Of His FilmsIt was arguably one of the biggest political stories/fall out scandals of the Iraq War, so it wasn't a total surprise when CIA Agent Valerie Plame Wilson's true life story was made into a motion picture. Her husband, Joseph Wilson, wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq and her life was never the same again.

Jim Carrey Thinks 'Three Stooges' Project Is Dead; Says He's Officially Out

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 10, 2010 11:01 AM
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You know what was a super exciting prospect back in March of 2009? The Farrelly brothers making a “The Three Stooges,” film with Sean Penn as Larry, Jim Carrey as Curly and Benicio del Toro as Moe. Cut to more than a year later -- and a lot of back and forth -- and let's face it: that film, at least with that cast, is likely never getting made.

Revew: Doug Liman's 'Fair Game' Is A Fair Real-Life Thriller

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 4, 2010 5:53 AM
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We reviewed this film earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, but here's another take.

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