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Watch: Visit Brazil With 2 International Trailers For Onmnibus 'Rio, I Love You' With Vincent Cassel, Harvey Keitel & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2014 5:52 PM
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Rio, I Love You
Okay, the World Cup might be over but that doesn't mean attention on Brazil will be fading away. After sojourns to Paris and New York, producers are now bringing the cinematic spotlight to Rio de Janeiro with the omnibus "Rio, I Love You" and two international trailers are here to preview the ten shorts that will make up the film.

Robert Redford Will Preach In Jonathan Demme's 'Come Sunday,' Vincent Cassel Joins 'Great Mystical Circus' & More

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • May 22, 2014 2:54 PM
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The Company You Keep, Robert Redford
Jonathan Demme's last mainstream picture to grace the silver screen was 2008's much celebrated "Rachel Getting Married," the film that solidified Anne Hathaway as a "serious actress." Since then, the helmer has busied himself with a host of documentaries, though he does have the Ibsen play adaptation "A Master Builder," starring Wallace Shawn, opening on July 23rd in New York. Before that film sees the light of day, however, comes news of Demme's next picture, titled "Come Sunday," a look into the world of evangelical preachers—and he's got an ever-reliable thespian and a living legend in talks to star.

Berlin Review: Christophe Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Starring Léa Seydoux & Vincent Cassel

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 15, 2014 11:00 AM
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Beauty & The Beast
Ever watched a 30-second perfume commercial and thought “Man, the decadent wonderland they’ve created here is so glorious and rich I wish this could go on forever?” No? Well, neither has anyone ever, but that hasn’t stopped Christophe Gans from addressing that imaginary need with his ghastly, overblown “Beauty and the Beast,” whose 112 minutes certainly feel like an eternity, and which fails on such a grand scale of pomp and over-ornamented visuals, that, robed in splendid scarlet satins, its failures practically preen.

Jack Black Takes 'The D-Train,' Chloe Sevigny Feels '#Horror' And John Turturro & Vanessa Paradis Say 'Rio, I Love You'

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 11, 2014 9:19 AM
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Nachrichten aus Berlin! That's “news from Berlin” to you English. But although it's from Berlin, it's about Rio de Janeiro, which is confusing. But yes, news has arrived that John Turturro and Vanessa Paradis (who paired up in his upcoming directorial effort "Fading Gigolo") have signed on for a segment in the forthcoming “Rio, Eu Te Amo” — and if you don't speak Portuguese, you can work it out from the previous films in the series of city-focused anthologies, “Paris, je t'aime” and “New York, I Love You,” the first of which was a surprise success back in 2006.

Watch: Epic New Trailer For Christophe Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Starring Léa Seydoux & Vincent Cassel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 9:26 AM
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Beauty And The Beast
There is nothing small about Christoph Gans' upcoming fairy tale flick "Beauty And The Beast." Not only is the French blockbuster gearing up for release in just a couple of weeks, it will also be touching down at the Berlin Film Festival where the filmmakers are hoping it will make a splash with international buyers and, of course, critics. And in advance of both those events, a fresh trailer has landed online.

Bruce Willis Will 'Rock The Kasbah,' Lindsay Lohan Plans 'Inconceivable' Project & Much More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 21, 2014 2:44 PM
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New year, new news! (How will I introduce these news posts come February? I'd better start thinking of something now...) Let's kick it off with a double bit of casting news about Vincent Cassel, everyone's favourite menacing Frenchman, who has boarded two European flicks.

Watch: First Trailer For Christophe Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Starring Léa Seydoux & Vincent Cassel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2013 6:33 AM
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Beauty And The Beast Lea Seydoux
Well, whatever expectations you might have had about Christophe Gans, the director behind "Brotherhood of the Wolf" and "Silent Hill," tackling "Beauty And The Beast," prepare to have them underwhelmed. Falling somewhere between family friendly and ordinarily fantastical, this very expensive looking new version lacks a bit of bite.

Review: Romain Gavras' Vital & Bold 'Our Day Will Come' Starring Vincent Cassel

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 30, 2013 6:16 PM
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Remember a few years ago when M.I.A. was trying to drum up attention for her ultimately underwhelming third album? There was the New York Times profile, the outrageous fashion decisions, and, most notably, the "controversial" video for "Born Free," directed by Romain Gavras (son of director Costa-Gavras). In the clip, redheaded kids were being rounded up and forced to march through landmine-strewn patches of earth, which at the time was seen as some kind of reaction to the stringent anti-immigration laws in Arizona or American xenophobia or… something. But it turns out that the music video is actually part of a larger work Romain Gavras is constructing, which includes his striking, often brilliant debut feature "Our Day Will Come."

First Look At Lea Seydoux & Vincent Cassel In Christoph Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Plus Director's Statement

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 5:13 PM
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While Disney currently has plans to reimagine their own "Beauty And The Beast," it's probably safe to say that Christophe Gans -- the guy behind "Brotherhood Of The Wolf" and "Silent Hill" -- will have a more interesting take. Now in post-production, Pathé International took to the movie market at the recently wrapped Cannes Film Festival and brought with them a first look that positively glows with romance, or cannibalism.

Review: Danny Boyle's 'Trance' Is A Trippy, Twisty, Terrific Thriller

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 5, 2013 10:00 AM
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Trance, Rosario Dawson
He might have had a rockier patch in the mid-'00s -- no one saw his delightful fable "Millions," and sci-fi "Sunshine" was both a commercial disappointment and the most difficult shoot of his career -- but things couldn't have gone much better for Danny Boyle in the last few years. "Slumdog Millionaire" was a global hit and an Oscar sensation, winning a golden statue for Boyle himself, while follow-up "127 Hours" was equally well-received, and picked up another Best Picture nod. Furthermore, he oversaw the triumphant opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, a glorious, inventive and moving pageant that cemented his status as a beloved national hero. So where could he possibly go from there?

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