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Toni Collette Joins Jennifer Aniston in 'Miss You Already' & Pierce Brosnan In 'The Long Way Down'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 20, 2012 8:18 AM
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Toni Collette is deservedly on a roll, adding two more roles to his busy schedule after already booking a gig earlier this week opposite Steve Carell in "The Way, Way Back," the directorial debut for "The Descendants" screenwriters Jim Rash and Nat Faxon. Joining Jennifer Aniston, Collete is looking to co-star in Paul Andrew Williams' melodrama "Miss You Already" and will also feature in Pascal Chaumeil's dark comedy "The Long Way Down."

Steve Carell & Toni Collette Join 'The Way, Way Back,' The Directorial Debut for 'The Descendants' Writers Jim Rash and Nat Faxon

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 18, 2012 8:19 AM
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It's funny what a gold statue can do. "The Descendants" screenwriters Jim Rash and Nat Faxon have had their screenplay "The Way, Way Back" stuck in development for years, finally surfacing late last year. After winning the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, "The Way, Way Back" is moving forward quickly with Steve Carell and Toni Collette cast as the leads.

Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg & Michael Wincott Join 'Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2012 5:04 PM
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The upcoming movie-about-a-movie "Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho" continues to firm up its cast, and after adding Jessica Biel this morning, four more have come aboard the film, which is gearing up to go in front of cameras next month.

Russell Crowe, Alex Proyas, David Michod, Anthony LaPaglia, Toni Collette & More To Direct 'Sydney Unplugged'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 20, 2012 9:43 AM
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Anthology films are back in vogue after the relative success of the "Cities of Love" project which spawned "Paris, je t'aime" and "New York, I Love You," while there are plans for similar films in Rio, Shanghai, Jerusalem and Berlin. While the finished products are almost always (and perhaps inevitably) a mixed bag, it's easy to see why these projects appeal to filmmakers. The process is fairly brief, it guarantees their short film distribution (unless you're Scarlett Johansson that is), attracts high-profile talent at a cut price, and allows them to pay tribute to a city they have a special connection to.

Empire Big Screen '11 Review: 'Fright Night' Is Entertaining, But Eminently Disposable

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 15, 2011 12:01 PM
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A confession: this writer has never seen the original "Fright Night." It's one of a certain kind of 80s VHS-era film ("The Goonies," 'Weird Science," 'Wargames"), beloved by a certain generation that this writer was a few years too late for, and that we've never caught up on, principally because it feels like there are plenty of better things to do with our time. This is a long-winded way of saying that if you're looking for comparisons between the original and 2011's "Fright Night", if you're looking for someone to tell you if Colin Farrell lives up to Chris Sarandon, this is not the review for you. What we can do is judge Craig Gillespie's remake on its own merits, of which there are a few: "Fright Night" is an enjoyable time at the movies. But we suspect it's the kind of film that, when it airs on TV five years from now, we'll only realize that we've seen before half an hour in.

Liev Schreiber Joins P.J. Hogan's 'Mental' Starring Toni Collette

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 25, 2011 2:16 AM
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Anthony LaPaglia & Rebecca Gibney Also Apart Of CastPJ Hogan, the director behind '90s hits "Muriel's Wedding"and "My Best Friend's Wedding," is once again returning behind the camera again, this time reuniting with his Emmy-winning former lead, Toni Collette for "Mental."

Trailer And Poster For Craig Gillespie's 'Fright Night' Doesn't Suck...

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • May 13, 2011 7:19 AM
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But Isn't What We Thought It'd Be, Either After a slew of teasing pictures, DreamWorks has finally unveiled the trailer for upcoming horror remake "Fright Night" starring Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, adorable next-big-thing Imogen Poots, Toni Colette, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, and Chris Sarandon. And the verdict?

Tribeca Review: Julia Roberts-Produced 'Jesus Henry Christ' Is Blasphemously Joyless

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 28, 2011 9:23 AM
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There's a moment in "Jesus Henry Christ" when a character is said to be in poor health. When asked what happened to him, the answer is "The Bulls won the championship." We flash back to 1998, where a lisping ethnic caricature sits on a couch; his shoulders slumped, defeated as the television blares news of the Bulls' championship triumph. The joke, we're meant to assume, is that there were serious repercussions to Chicago winning that championship, though we never exactly see what happens to our doomed, ultimately irrelevant character. Later, we learn in another cutaway occurring a half hour later for no apparent reason, that the man left the house to take out the garbage, only to absorb a bullet to the head, ostensibly fired in the air by an overzealous Bulls fan.So the joke... yeah.

David Torn & Simon Taufique Scoring 'Jesus Henry Christ' Starring Michael Sheen and Toni Collette

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 20, 2011 4:10 AM
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First Look Photos At 'Christ' & Michael Sheen/Maria Bello Film 'Beautiful Boy,' Torn Also Scoring 'Everything Must Go'So, what is there about the comedy "Jesus Henry Christ" from director Dennis Lee ("Fireflies in the Garden") to get excited about? Well, for one, it stars Michael Sheen, Toni Collete and Jason Spevack, the young boy best known for roles in "Sunshine Cleaning" and "Ramona and Beezus ." Not a bad cast. And perhaps slightly more interesting to us is the fact that the film is being scored by celebrated composer/guitar-texturalist David Torn (occasionally known as the recording artist Splattercell) and up-and-coming composer Simon Taufique who's done some interesting score work in indie films like "Dog Sweat," "Haber" and "Sonnet for a Towncar," an 18-minute short co-directed by Mary Harron ("American Psycho").

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