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Emma Stone To Star In Woody Allen's Next Movie Plus First Look At Louis C.K. In 'Blue Jasmine'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 24, 2013 9:18 AM
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Though his latest film, "Blue Jasmine," hasn’t even been released yet, Woody Allen is already starting work on his next directorial effort, continuing his annual ritual. And he’s found his leading lady, and it's someone you might not expect.

Cannes Lineup: Woody Allen & Pedro Almodovar Skipping Festival, 'Twelve Years A Slave' Not Expected, 'Nebraska' Courted & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2013 10:00 AM
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A few weeks ago, we took out our crystal ball and speculated on what movies might be appearing at the Cannes Film Festival when it kicks off in about six weeks or so. We made some educated guesses, ruled some other movies out and tossed some ideas around as we wait for the official announcement from organizers later this month. Well, it appears a bit of a clearer picture is emerging -- sort of -- as a handful of titles have been ruled out.

Watch: 44 Minutes Of Woody Allen Stuttering & Stammering

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 4:45 PM
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Among the many things that Woody Allen will leave behind with his cinematic legacy, one of them will be, if not creating, then certainly popularizing the neurotic, Jewish, sophisticated, New Yorker that has inspired more than one generation of comic actors. Across a series of films literally spanning decades, Allen's characters grappled with existential woes, romantic conundrums and comic situations that often left the writer/director/actor sputtering on screen, flabbergasted at various turns of events. And now, it has been celebrated in one of the most curious supercuts ever assembled.

Woody Allen's Latest Is Titled 'Blue Jasmine,' Film Acquired By Sony Pictures Classics

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 8, 2013 11:28 AM
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As day follows night, 2013 will bring another Woody Allen-directed film with an all-star cast. And barely a week into the new year, word is firming up on the director's latest. We knew already that the film, the first by the filmmaker to be mostly set in San Francisco, stars Cate Blanchett alongside Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins and Peter Sarsgaard, and involves a woman facing financial ruin, who comes across a man who may be able to stay solvent.

Watch: Woody Allen Explains Why 'GoodFellas' Is A "Great American Movie"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2012 3:35 PM
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While Woody Allen tends to not think much of his own output, he's more than happy to recognize talent among his colleagues, and it may surprise some to know that Martin Scorsese's "GoodFellas" is one that he considers to be a "great American movie."

Julie Delpy Wants To Cast Woody Allen In Her Next Film 'Virgo Rising'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 9, 2012 5:00 PM
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You can basically draw every neurotic, Jewish comic character on the big screen and small back to Woody Allen in some form or another. For decades, the comic legend has been bringing his brand of comedy to the big screen every year (except the times he dips into drama), and while these days he's mostly comfortable behind the camera, he does taking an acting role if and when the mood suits him. Of course, he's starring in his own "To Rome With Love" this summer, but when it comes to other director's works, he's a bit more choosy. This fall, he's star in John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo," but can he be convinced to take a role in other movie not of his own making?

Financial Woes Come To Fore In Plot Details For Woody Allen's Upcoming Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2012 11:44 AM
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Could Woody Allen be making a film to reflect our current times? Is it possible that one of his usually quite wealthy and well off characters may be forced to live in a rental unit? The times may be changing for the helmer who has spent his last few pictures gallavanting around London ("You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger"), Paris ("Midnight In Paris") and Rome ("To Rome With Love").

Read New All-Time Top 10 Lists From Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2012 8:53 AM
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The big talk of the week has been Sight & Sound's once-every-decade greatest films of all time list as determined by critics from around the world. However, the publication also take the temperature from film directors, asking for greatest lists from 358 filmmakers around the world, and collating the votes into a separate top 10. As we reported previously, "Tokyo Story" topped the list, with "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Citizen Kane" just behind (read the full top 10 here).

Watch: Clip From Woody Allen's 'To Rome With Love' Plus More Images From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2012 3:13 PM
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Just like clockwork, a new Woody Allen movie is in theaters, continuing the director's annual output he's keeping up for years and years now. And while "To Rome With Love" has been playing thus far in limited release, this weekend Sony Pictures Classics will launch it wide, and to help ring in the occassion, a new clip (via Deadline) and a batch of new images have arrived for his latest Euro jaunt.

Watch: Woody Allen's '80s Commercials For Japanese Department Store Seibu

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2012 5:25 PM
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Once synonymous with New York City, Woody Allen in recent years has become known for his more international ventures that have left his passport stamped with a variety of ink, as he's filmed in London, Barcelona, Paris and Rome. But in a curious little bit of film trivia, the director headed to Japan to make some extra coin nearly three decades ago.

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