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Cannes Review: Tommy Lee Jones’ Awkwardly Interesting ‘The Homesman’ Co-Starring Hilary Swank & Meryl Streep

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2014 6:01 AM
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The Homesman
Eight years ago (gosh, was it really that long?), Tommy Lee Jones made his long-awaited feature directorial debut with the contemporary neo-western “The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada.” The film premiered at Cannes, and proved a big hit there, winning a Best Actor trophy for Jones, and a Best Screenplay prize for “Babel” scribe Guillermo Arriaga. But the film never quite found an audience outside the Croisette, and perhaps for that reason, the only thing that Jones has made in the meantime was a modest HBO adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Sunset Limited.”

Hailee Steinfled Tunes Up For 'Pitch Perfect 2,' Tim Blake Nelson Joins 'Fantastic Four' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 1, 2014 9:19 AM
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Hailee Steinfeld, Pitch Perfect 2
After a steady stream of rumors surrounding its storyline and lead actors, Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” reboot is finally underway and filming, with Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, Kate Mara, and Michael B. Jordan set to battle Dr. Doom (Toby Kebbell). However, there are still some shifts to be made, as the superhero film has added one actor and also denied another from signing on to a long-gestating biopic.

Watch: Tommy Lee Jones Rides Into Danger In First Trailer For 'The Homesman' With Hilary Swank & Meryl Streep

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 12:35 PM
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The Homesman
The Cannes Film Festival lineup is just around the corner, and one movie we're banking on making an appearance is the sophomore feature film directorial effort from Tommy Lee Jones, "The Homesman." The first trailer is here, and it's promising stuff.

Review: James Franco's Ambitious Adaptation Of William Faulkner's 'As I Lay Dying'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2013 7:09 PM
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As I Lay Dying, James Franco
To be certain, James Franco has never been lacking in ambition. From the meta quasi-doc "Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)" to the Hart Crane biopic "The Broken Tower" to the kinky "Interior. Leather Bar." to the primate co-starring "The Ape," Franco has leapt into filmmaking, taking on challenges and narrative most other filmmakers wouldn't dare to attempt. And while there is something to admire in the ambition of the 35 year-old actor/writer/director's latest venture, "As I Lay Dying," it never amounts to much more than a curiosity.

Venice Review: James Franco's Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child Of God'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 31, 2013 11:33 AM
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James Franco might not be the first person to debut a film he'd directed at each of the three major European festivals in the same year (Ulrich Seidl recently managed the feat with his 'Paradise' trilogy, albeit not in the same calendar year). But it's an undoubtedly impressive run, especially given that Franco has spent the same period of time starring in two legitimate blockbusters in the shape of "Oz The Great And Powerful" and "This Is The End," as well as working on his umpteen other projects of various shapes and sizes.

New Images From James Franco's 'Child Of God' & Adaptation Of His Book 'Palo Alto' Starring Emma Roberts

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2013 12:01 PM
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It can't be film festival season without at least a couple projects involving James Franco and 2013 is no different. Over the coming weeks we're going to see yet another film directed by the prolific polymath and another based on his book of stories, which he will star in. So let's dive right in.

Exclusive: Poster For Sundance Beltway Snipers Drama 'Blue Caprice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2013 5:20 PM
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Blue Caprice
While all eyes are currently on the fall festival season, it's always easy to forget that the cinematic year already has a strong crop of movies that have already had their red carpet rollout and are gearing up to hit theaters. And one to keep an eye out for is "Blue Caprice," which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Starring Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Joey Lauren Adams and Tim Blake Nelson, it's based on the chilling true story of the Beltway Sniper, who kept Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia at a standstill in October 2002 but randomly killing people along Interstate 95 with no apparent rhyme or reason.

Jeremy Renner's 'Kill The Messenger' Rounds Out Cast With Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen & More

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • July 25, 2013 6:28 PM
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“Kill the Messenger” is shaping up to possess one of the better ensemble casts for 2014. The true story of reporter Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) is fraught with sadness and suicide stemming from Webb’s attempts to connect the CIA to the crack cocaine trade only to become the victim of a smear campaign. The film is being helmed by Michael Cuesta of "Homeland" fame, and already boasts a cast the includes “The Wire" badass Michael K. Williams and the recently announced Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Tim Blake Nelson Joins James Franco-Directed 'Bukowski' & Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 29, 2013 12:45 PM
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Tim Blake Nelson has always been a talent equally as adept on-screen as he is behind the camera -- putting his stamp on such diverse films as WWII drama “The Grey Zone” and pot comedy “Leaves of Grass” -- but as his primary focus and the majority of his credits remains acting-based, he's now found back-to-back roles in the ambitious directorial efforts of his fellow peers.

Watch: 2 New Clips From Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 8, 2012 9:23 AM
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Now that the U.S. presidential election is out of the way, folks will be gearing up to see another president in action with Steven Spielberg’s long-brewing “Lincoln.” And with the film opening in select theaters this weekend, a pair of new clips have been released.

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