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Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Will Make Your Holiday Season Depressing On December 19th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 5:09 PM
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Michael Haneke has never exactly been Mr. Happy Fun Time, and while his latest, the Palme d'Or winning "Amour," has been his most widely embraced film to date, make no mistake, it's basically two hours of watching a woman die. So happy holidays, Sony Pictures Classics is bringing it to theaters just in time to crush your spirits.

Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Michael Haneke's 'Amour'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2012 4:52 PM
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While nearly every major film rumored for Cannes has had stills or info of some kind hit the web, Michael Haneke has managed to keep pretty much everything about his next endeavor "Amour" under wraps, but it looks like we're going to soon see a lot more from the movie.

Sony Pictures Classics Pick Up 'West Of Memphis' Documentary

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 1, 2012 2:21 PM
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Now one of the most infamous tales of wrongful convictions and the complete failure of the American judicial system, the case of the West Memphis Three has been chronicled in the “Paradise Lost” film series, which revealed the struggles of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. as they deal with being falsely accused and convicted in the murder of three children. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg had her own film “West of Memphis” debut at Sundance in January, which we called an exhausting and exhaustive chronicle of justice, which has finally been acquired for release.

Sony Pictures Classics Pick Up Acclaimed Sundance Drama 'Smashed' With Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Aaron Paul

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 6, 2012 9:17 AM
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After the disappointing box office performance of last year's Sundance crop -- films like "Take Shelter," "Like Crazy" and "Martha Marcy May Marlene" all failed to live up to expectations, with none making more than $4 million -- it's unsurprising that buyers have been a little less trigger happy this time around. There have been plenty of major sales -- most notably Fox Searchlight's pick ups of "The Surrogate" and "Beasts of The Southern Wild" -- but over a week after the fest wrapped up, a number of major titles remain in play. For instance, most had pegged the starry, foul-mouthed comedy "Bachelorette" as the most likely pick up, especially in a post-"Bridesmaids" climate, but the film is yet to find a home.

Gus Van Sant/Matt Damon's 'Promised Land' Goes To Focus & Participant; 'Rust And Bone' With Marion Cotillard Lands At Sony Pictures Classics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2012 7:11 PM
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Sundance may be over and the European Film Market may just be a short way off, but that doesn't mean the dealmaking takes a break. Two very high profile films have landed new homes this afternoon.

Weinsteins 'Lay The Favorite,' Focus Had 'A Good Time,' Millenium Turns On 'Red Lights' & More Sundance Acquisitions

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • January 25, 2012 11:43 AM
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As many of you know, the Sundance Film Festival is well underway, and there’s been no shortage of studios acquiring some buzzed-about independent titles. As the fest winds into its last few days, the deals are getting done.

Sundance: CBS Films Takes 'The Words,' Fox Searchlight Tames 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' & More Acquisitions From Park City

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 23, 2012 12:21 PM
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Docs 'The Queen Of Versailles' And 'Searching For Sugar Man,' And Slash-Produced Horror Film 'Nothing To Fear' Also Find Homes

Sony Pictures Classics Pick Up Woody Allen's 'Nero Fiddled,' Plan Summer 2012 Release

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 22, 2011 9:42 AM
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Despite being, in our eyes at least, not noticeably better in quality than recent fare like "Vicky Christina Barcelona" or "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger," the amiable "Midnight in Paris" became Woody Allen's most successful film in decades this year -- it's his biggest ever grosser, and was widely hailed as a return to form. Having already picked up nods at the SAGs and Golden Globes, the film is on track to do pretty well at the Oscars too.

Sony Pictures Classics To Bring 'The Raid' To Theaters In 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 9:25 AM
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While the fall festival and awards season is generally a time for movie lovers and critics to put on their serious faces and watch a bunch of arty films and dour dramas, sometimes you just want the thrill of a well-honed action movie to take the edge off. And at TIFF in September, audiences got that in spades with "The Raid." The Midnight Madness entry was nothing short of sensation, and alongside the other starrier, high brow movies at the fest, it was definitely one of the most talked about films in Toronto. Sony quickly snapped up the rights, parceling the remake duties to Screen Gems, and in a move that is definitely curious, Deadline reports the auteur-driven Sony Pictures Classics will bring the original flick to theaters.

Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up 'Hysteria,' The Vibrator Comedy You Can Watch With Your Mom

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 3, 2011 4:02 AM
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If vibrator comedies become a popular new subgenre in the vein of "frat comedies" and "spoof comedies," perhaps we'll have to revert back to the classic comedy titles we have in our DVD collection while the trend passes.

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