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Watch: Simon Pegg Searches For Meaning In New Trailer For 'Hector And The Search for Happiness'

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • July 11, 2014 10:22 AM
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Hector And The Search for Happiness
It's no small feat having co-written and starred in the hallowed Cornetto Trilogy, but Simon Pegg has also managed to carve out a sizeable back catalog of generally entertaining if sometimes forgettable features. Between lending support to the "Mission: Impossible" and "Star Trek" franchises, you'd think the "Nerd Do Well" author wouldn't have the time to turn in full-fledged leading man performances in "A Fantastic Fear of Everything" and again, in the upcoming "Hector and the Search for Happiness."

Review: Conventional, Flawed 'The Railway Man' Starring Colin Firth And Nicole Kidman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2014 6:13 PM
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The Railway Man
"The Railway Man" tells the true story of a World War II veteran mentally broken by his experiences in the war, living a lonely, isolated life, and trying to come to grips as best he can with the terror and memories that still haunt his mind. But you'd be forgiven after watching the opening portion of the film for mistaking it with a Colin Firth romantic comedy, set against the backdrop of England's lovely countryside. Going full adorkable, complete with mussed hair and oversized glasses (which we suppose would make him a hipster now), Eric (Firth) is at first glance a lovable, mild-mannered eccentric. He keeps to himself, but he's obsessed with trains—souvenirs, schedules, model numbers—he knows it all. But when Patti, played by Nicole Kidman, crosses into his single-minded field of vision, it's understandable that he finds something new worth paying attention to.

Watch: 8 Clips From Halle Berry's Former Awards Season Bait 'Frankie & Alice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2014 12:13 PM
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Frankie & Alice
A 1970s set drama about a young black woman suffering from personality disorder? If that doesn't tick a few obvious Oscar boxes, we don't know what does, and Halle Berry certainly thought she'd have another shot at an award. Way back in 2010, "Frankie & Alice" was being positioned as a contender, but it barely made ripple and wound up sitting on a shelf for four years awaiting the light of day. Well, that day arrives this weekend and eight clips have dropped to compel you to give in to your curiosity.

Watch: 10-Minute Interviews With Stacy Martin & Stellan Skarsgaard For 'Nymphomaniac,' Film Banned In Turkey

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 6, 2014 11:39 AM
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Nymphomaniac
Well, after three years of talking about it, “Nymphomaniac: Volume I” is finally available to watch in the U.S. via OnDemand starting today. You still have to wait one more month for the second half, but hopefully, the first volume will be enough to keep you satisfied for now (and it should be — read our review). To honor the film’s OnDemand release, a new 30-second spot which will give you a good taste of what “Nymphomaniac” is about. It’s actually safe to view the clip at work too. The spot prominently features Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgaard, and Uma Thurman who star in the film alongside Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin.

Watch: Trailer For Halle Berry's Former Oscar Contender 'Frankie & Alice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 19, 2014 11:44 AM
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Frankie & Alice
Once upon a time, way, way back in 2010, Halle Berry was gunning for her second Oscar nomination (after winning for "Monster's Ball") with "Frankie & Alice." At the time, it was an indie film without a major studio behind it, but that didn't deter the actress, who was hoping her turn as a mentally ill woman would garner some attention. It didn't. Now here we are four years later, with the movie quietly headed to theaters.

Berlin Review: 'In Order Of Disappearance' Sees Stellan Skarsgård On A Blackly Hilarious Rampage Of Revenge

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 12, 2014 5:03 PM
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In Order Of Disappearance
In case you’re unaware, Lars Von Trier is not the only director to regard Stellan Skarsgård as something of a talisman, as the actor has paired up with director Hans Petter Moland three times previously, most recently with "A Somewhat Gentle Man," a film we reviewed in 2011. The duo return to the Berlinale this year with competition film "In Order Of Disappearance" (aka "Kraftidioten"), which marks a deliciously mean-spirited step up from 'Gentle Man'—pretty much bringing the house down at our public screening—though that might be partly due to home crowd advantage, as the film also features regional favorite Bruno Ganz in a small, memorable role.

Sienna Miller & Chloe Sevigny Join Whit Stillman's 'Love And Friendship,' Jennifer Aniston Wants 'Cake' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2014 1:15 PM
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Sienna Miller Whit Stillman Love And Friendship Chloe Sevigny
Though we waited far too long between Whit Stillman's "Last Days Of Disco" and 2011's "Damsels In Distress," it looks like the filmmaker won't be taking such a long break again. Last summer came word that he was working on a movie adaptation of Jane Austen's "Lady Susan," but we were thrown for a loop when when it was revealed at the end of January, that the concept was being turned into a book, “Love & Friendship: An Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novella Concerning the Beautiful Lady Susan Vernon, Her Loves and Friendships, and the Strange Antagonism of the DeCourcy Family.” So is the movie dead? Nope.

Berlin Review: Lars von Trier's Director's Cut Of 'Nymphomaniac Part 1'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 9, 2014 1:17 PM
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Lars von Trier is going to Hell. The devil, after all, has all the best tunes, and on the evidence of "Nymphomaniac Part 1," which has its world premiere in its unexpurgated, director-preferred 145-minute version at the Berlin Film Festival, von Trier is a maestro at his zenith, conducting what may very well be his magnum opus. It is a symphony, or perhaps a thrusting, punk-inflected heavy metal power grind of rude, funny, sexy, sad, gross, pretentious, meta and brilliant, and sometimes all of these things at the same time. But out of what should be discordant, salacious, self-indulgent and ugly, von Trier, through sheer storytelling and filmmaking chutzpah, has crafted something witty and clever and thrilling, that absorbed our attention like a sponge and displayed, beneath all that brio, a kind of wisdom we haven't seen before from the filmmaker.

Watch: New Trailer For Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Part 2' Is Burning Down The House

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 11:03 AM
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Nymphomaniac
With a surprise screening at the Sundance Film Festival, and a debut of the uncut first part at the Berlin Film Festival next month, it's safe to say Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" is still one of the most talked about movies of the year. And here's yet another look at the movie to get you talking.

Check Out NSFW Character Portraits & New Images From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2013 11:04 AM
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Nymphomaniac
Fifty shades of what? While Hollywood will spend the next year attempting to convince everyone just how hot their adaptation of the mommy porn book will be, Lars von Trier has gone ahead and pushed, ripped, burned and completely destroyed the kinky envelope with his two-part "Nymphomaniac." And with the movie rolling out abroad, the teasing continues as we get ready to experience the epic stateside.

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