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Kate Winslet Is A 'Dressmaker'; David Tennant & Rosamund Pike Go On 'Holiday' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2013 3:36 PM
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Cannes starts next week, which means producers and buyers are flocking to the market, which means a bunch of projects are being announced, so let's just dive in...

Review: Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet' Is An Amiable, Harmless Showcase For Brit Acting Talent

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 28, 2012 10:55 AM
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Dustin Hoffman has taken 45 years as both one of our most acclaimed actors, and as a major box office draw, to step behind the camera. In fact, that's not strictly true; Hoffman was the original director of his terminally underrated 1978 crime picture "Straight Time," but struck by indecisiveness early in production, made way for Ulu Grosbard instead. But now, nearly 35 years on, the legendary star has finally completed his debut directorial effort, "Quartet," an adaptation of the play by Ronald Harwood ("The Pianist").

Watch: Trailer For Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 29, 2012 6:40 PM
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It may have already played at TIFF and the LFF amongst others, but Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut “Quartet” will be hitting theaters on December 28th and now a trailer for the film has arrived online which you can watch below.

Watch: Retired Opera Singers Congregate In The First Trailer For Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 2, 2012 9:24 AM
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After a nearly half a century performing in front of cameras, this year will see Dustin Hoffman taking on the role of the director for "Quartet," a musically-tinged comedy adapted by Ronald Harwood from his own acclaimed stageplay.

'Brave' Soundtrack Features Mumford & Sons, Emma Thompson & Julie Fowlis

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 9, 2012 2:04 PM
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Details are starting to squeak by in the lead-up to the June 22nd launch of Disney/Pixar's newest bauble, "Brave." The first details of the "Brave" soundtrack (it will be released physically, unlike "Toy Story 3" and "Up" which were exclusively digital downloads) have emerged from Amazon (via UpcomingPixar), and it looks like the disc is set to include tracks featuring Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, a song featuring Birdy along with indie darlings Mumford & Sons (presumably over the closing credits) and a pair of songs featuring members of the cast (Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson, most notably). The rest of the tracks are orchestral cues from Patrick Doyle's score.

Watch: Latest Trailer For Pixar's 'Brave' Is The Most Promising Yet

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 24, 2012 8:16 AM
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With "The Hunger Games" now sitting pretty among the top twenty domestic grossers of all time (it's about to overtake "Jurassic Park"), the fallacy that wide audiences won't go to action-oriented films starring a female lead seems to have been disproven. And we're about to get more helpings of this combination, with "Prometheus" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" both looking to be among the biggest likely hits of the summer, and both led by women. And yet the doubters still prevail. While box office prognosticators sniffed in the past that films starring rats, wordless robots and an old man could be monster hits for Pixar, the studio's latest, "Brave," is being downgraded by many due it to being the first of the company's films led by a female character.

Watch: New 'Brave' Featurette Reveals New Footage, Plot Specifics

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 10, 2012 1:40 PM
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Disney's French YouTube channel (via Bleeding Cool) has debuted a new, minute-long featurette for their upcoming Disney/Pixar fairy tale "Brave." The piece seems to be part of a larger marketing scheme called "Brave Stories" that we'll probably see in America on the Disney Channel or ABC's Saturday morning programming (and, of course, online). Despite its brief running time, the featurette offers some new footage and some plot specifics.

Four New Character Posters for 'Brave' Revealed

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 3, 2012 12:58 PM
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Over at Entertainment Weekly, four new posters for Disney/Pixar's "Brave" have appeared, in anticipation of the film's fast-approaching June 22nd release. Additionally, director Mark Andrews, who infamously took over the project after the film's original co-writer/director Brenda Chapman was fired, offered commentary on the new posters, which feature selected characters from the off-kilter fairy tale, delivering tidbits of plot information that have yet to leak.

Billy Connolly Joins 'The Hobbit' As Dwarf Warrior Dain Ironfoot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 10:05 PM
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So just how long and massive has the production on Peter Jackson's two-part, 3D "The Hobbit" been? Well, we're nearly at a year since it first went in front of cameras, it's still shooting and yes, still casting.

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