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'The Descendants,' 'Shame,' 'The Artist' Head Full Line Up For 55th BFI London Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 7, 2011 1:01 AM
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'The Ides Of March,' 'We Need To Talk About Kevin,' 'Carnage,' 'Wuthering Heights' & More Also IncludedWe're really getting into the thick of festival season by now. Telluride is long departed, things are winding down in Venice (we're here for another 24 hours, but it's starting to look like a ghost town), and The Playlist team head off to Toronto this afternoon. But there's plenty more on the way in the months to come. Only this morning, AFI Fest revealed that it would open with the premiere of Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," and shortly afterwards, the full line-up for the 55th BFI London Film Festival has been announced.

Watch: Seth Rogen Goes Froggy Style In 2 Red Band Clips From '50/50'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2011 8:34 AM
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Are there laughs to be found in cancer? If there are, "50/50" is going to find them as the dramedy gears up for a release next month with two restricted clips from the movie hitting the interwebs.
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Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Tries To Use Cancer To Get Laid In New Trailer For '50/50'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 12, 2011 4:11 AM
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Cancer. Funny right? Okay, so maybe the C-word doesn't exactly tickle your funny bone, at least not initially, but "50/50" will try find humor and heart in the deadly disease in this based-on-a-true story tale.
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New Poster For Jonathan Levine's '50/50' Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Seth Rogen

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 13, 2011 2:58 AM
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The term "dramedy" gets thrown around fairly loosely these days but one film we're expecting to really push the boundaries of the genre union is the upcoming story of a man's fight against cancer, masterminded by dynamic comedy duo of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

'50/50' Crew Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, & Jonathan Levine To Team-Up For Road-Trip Comedy 'Jamaica'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 6, 2011 9:59 AM
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Cancer Comedy Scribe Will Reiser Also Penning ScriptThe sign of a good creative collaboration: a re-team before your first film even hits the the screens. That's the m.o. for the creative principas behind, "50/50," the comedy drama that was once known as "I'm With Cancer." Co-starring Seth Rogen and written by his friend and surviving cancer patient Will Reiser, the picture is directed by "The Wackness" helmer Jonathan Levine and is co-produced by Rogen's partner in crime, "Superbad" co-author, Evan Goldberg.

Watch: Seth Rogen Helps Joseph Gordon-Levitt Deal With Cancer In Trailer For '50/50'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 27, 2011 6:01 AM
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After enduring a couple of talent switch-ups (Joseph Gordon-Levitt replaced James McAvoy; Jonathan Levine came aboard when early director Nicole Holofcener exited the project) in addition a few title changes (it was first known as "I'm With Cancer," then changed briefly to "Live With It") a trailer has finally landed for "50/50," a dramedy which tackles the big C-word.
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Summit Sets Seth Rogen/Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cancer Comedy, Retitled '50/50,' For Sept 30th

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 18, 2011 1:58 AM
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Terminal illness and comedy: not always the easiest combination to market. While a film like "Terms of Endearment" was a colossal success, that was a quarter of a century ago, and a more recent example like "Funny People" showed how even the seemingly unstoppable pairing of Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler could come unstuck at the box office when death is on the agenda.

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