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Review: 'The Art Of The Steal' With Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Terence Stamp And Jay Baruchel

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • March 13, 2014 4:28 PM
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Art Of The Steal, Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Terence Stamp and Jay Baruchel
"The Art of the Steal” isn’t just the name of Jonathan Sobol’s sophomore effort; it’s virtually a genre unto itself, thanks to countless movies about low-level con artists, their team of accomplices and the victims/ adversaries they’re trying to outwit. But even if the film doesn’t raze genre conventions or reinvent the notion of grifting as audiences know it, Sobol creates an ensemble as scruffy and indefatigably appealing as its star, Kurt Russell, as he shuffles dexterously through a heist scenario just implausible and charming enough to be convincing.

Watch: 3 Clips From Roman Coppola's Amazon Series 'Mozart In The Jungle' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2014 3:19 PM
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Mozart In The Jungle
If Amazon Studios is trying to get into the streaming game alongside Netflix, they've got to step up their PR game a bit. While we did know they had put a bunch of pilots online this week, including Roman Coppola's "Mozart In The Jungle," we had no idea some peeks via clips were available too. In fact, we stumbled across these completely by accident—but we're glad we did.

Watch: Kurt Russell & Jay Baruchel Are Master & Apprentice In Trailer For 'The Art Of The Steal'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2013 5:06 PM
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The Art Of The Steal Jay Baruchel
TIFF comes and TIFF goes and there are lots of movies that due to scheduling, the need for sleep and the necessity of food, just don't get in front of our eyes. And this year, one of them was "The Art Of The Steal" which brings together the ragtag crew of Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel, Matt Dillon and more for a heist comedy. We like heists (check out this feature), we like comedy, but does this work?

Terence Stamp Joins Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Plus Watch 40-Minute 'Scene By Scene' With The Actor

  • By Ben Brock
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  • July 2, 2013 12:44 PM
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What links Terence Stamp, Amy Adams and Tim Burton? If you answered Superman, you'd be right, but nerdy: Terence Stamp was General Zod in 1980's “Superman II,” Amy Adams has just played Lois Lane in “Man of Steel,” and Tim Burton wasted several years in the late 90s trying and failing to get a Superman flick off the ground, after his success with Batman (read about that here). But that question now has a much simpler answer: “Big Eyes,” Burton's next directorial outing. We already knew that Adams was to play the lead in the production, alongside Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Jason Schwartzman and Krysten Ritter. Now, The Hollywood Reporter informs us that Stamp has also been cast.

Review: 'Unfinished Song' Starring Gemma Arterton, Terence Stamp & Vanessa Redgrave

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2013 7:56 PM
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There is a certain strain of mid-budgeted British comedy -- films like "Calendar Girls," "Made In Dagenham," "Greenfingers," "The Full Monty" etc. -- that generally tends to find an audience on both sides of the ocean, makes a modest profit, and then lands on specialty cable where it lives on in reruns forever. They all have the easily recognizable stock characters, follow a familiar arc and culminate in manufactured emotion designed to make you feel good. And while it's hard to fault a film for being exactly what it sets out to be and nothing more, there is something almost offensive about how inoffensive the template guiding "Unfinished Song" is.

Terence Stamp Says He Wrote A Sequel Script For 'The Limey'; Sought For Role In 'Anchorman 2'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2013 11:15 AM
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There is probably no greater raconteur or actor you'd want to talk to more than Terence Stamp. Seriously, just read this interview we did with him at the tail end of last year -- dude knows how to tell a story. And recently, he regaled an audience in the U.K. with a few more tales following a screening of his latest film, "Song For Marion." And the actor dropped of couple intriguing nuggets that are worth a mention.

Terence Stamp Says Working On 'Phantom Menace' Was "Boring," But He Had A Crush On Natalie Portman

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 30, 2013 4:58 PM
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You know how it was no fun to watch those “Star Wars” prequels; it sounds like they were no fun to make either. Well, that’s according to two of the actors who played minor roles in “Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace,” anyway. British comedian, actor and presenter Peter Serafinowicz provided the voice of Darth Maul in Lucas’ first prequel, while Terence Stamp took on the cameo role of Chancellor Valorum, and it sounds like they both had similarly disappointing experiences.

Watch: Old People Sing "Let's Talk About Sex" In Trailer For 'Unfinished Song' With Terence Stamp & Gemma Arterton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2013 3:10 PM
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Picked up very early on by The Weinstein Company and selected as the closing entry for the Toronto International Film Festival, hopes seemed to be high for "Song For Marion." A Brit dramedy about old people and singing with cantankerous Terence Stamp in the lead? It could have been a contender, we suppose, but after failing to make any impact at all, the studio is now rushing the film out into theaters in eight weeks with a brand new title.

Terence Stamp Talks Destiny, Vanity & His Thoughts On Michael Shannon Playing General Zod In 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 11, 2012 10:05 AM
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One of the most whimsical and enjoyable interviews of our time at the Marrakech International Film Festival came courtesy of iconic British actor Sir Terence Stamp (“Superman II,” “Far from the Madding Crowd,” “The Limey,” among many others), who was in town to present his latest film “Song for Marion” (our review from TIFF is here), in which he stars with fellow Marrakech jury member Gemma Arterton and Vanessa Redgrave. Stamp’s career stretches back to the early ‘60s, when his otherworldly handsomeness saw him teamed, professionally and romantically, with some of the most beautiful women of the age. And in recent times, he's become a reliable presence in Hollywood, ranging from “Yes Man” to “Get Smart” from “Wanted” to “The Adjustment Bureau."

TIFF Review: 'Song For Marion' Hits A Predictable, But Sour Note

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 12, 2012 9:00 AM
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There is a certain strain of mid-budgeted British comedy -- films like "Calendar Girls," "Made In Dagenham," "Greenfingers," "The Full Monty" etc. -- that generally tends to find an audience on both sides of the ocean, make a modest profit, and then land on specialty cable where it lives on in reruns forever. They all have the easily recognizable stock characters, follow a famililar arc and culminate in manufactured emotion designed to make you feel good. And while it's hard to fault a film for being exactly what it sets out to be and nothing more, there is something almost offensive about how inoffensive the template guiding "Song For Marion" is.

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