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TIFF '11 Review: 'Ten Year' Brings Together A Strong Cast For A Mixed Bag Of Comedy & Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2011 1:00 AM
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Births, funerals, marriage, anniversaries and even annual vacations have all served as plot devices in the reunion film, a genre that usually finds middle-aged or older characters dealing with a crisis that is exacerbated by seeing old family and friends. And while "Ten Year" certainly isn't breaking new territory, producer and star Channing Tatum, along with writer/director Jamie Linden ("Dear John"), do take an interesting approach. Wisely not going far beyond their own age bracket, this film brings together a pretty solid ensemble cast of some of the best up-and-coming actors working right now for a tale that catches up with a gaggle of friends for a reunion -- you guessed it -- ten years after their graduation from high school. Taking on a bunch of characters as they leave their twenties is definitely a smart concept but instead of offering what could have been an honest look at contemporary soon-to-be thirtysomethings and the challenges, fears and triumphs they have endured, "Ten Year" delivers a mixed bag of CW plots that at worst are cliché and predictable, with a very few that do stand out.

Bradley Cooper Flies From 'The Crow,' Mark Wahlberg & Channing Tatum Sought To Go Goth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2011 1:40 AM
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The road to "The Crow" remake/reboot hasn't been without its bumps. Things seemed to moving along swimmingly with Relativity pushing the project ahead, with "28 Weeks Later" director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo at the helm and Bradley Cooper set to take the lead role. Things got derailed slightly when The Weinstein Company launched a lawsuit against Relativity regarding the rights to the franchise -- the case is now in arbitration -- it put the project on hold for a couple of months, enough time for Cooper to start booking his plans for the rest of the year, and even though the legal imbroglio is still being resolved, a new writer, Alex Tse ("Watchmen") was brought on to rewrite the project. Well, Cooper is booked up for the rest of the year with "The Place Beyond The Pines," "The Silver Linings Playbook" before heading into "Paradise Lost" and his schedule has forced him to fly the coop, but no worries, as the studio is now beginning to look at potential replacements and the first two choices to rise the top couldn't be more different.

Exclusive: Steven Soderbergh Has Completed An 'End Of The Road' Doc; Says 'Cleo' Could Hit The Stage

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 25, 2011 12:05 PM
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Director Says Retirement Still Part Of The Plan Despite Reports Steven Soderbergh, Channing Tatum and MMA fighting champion Gina Carano impressed the notoriously fussy Comic-Con crowd in San Diego this past weekend by showing off the trailer and an intense action/fight sequence to the Academy Award-winning director's new spy-thriller, "Haywire."

Steven Soderbergh Says Matt Damon Is A "14-Year-Old Girl" For Blowing Up His Retirement Spot

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 22, 2011 11:41 AM
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Comic-Con '11: Soderbergh, Gina Carano & Channing Tatum Talk 'Haywire'Director Steven Soderbergh's motivation for centering an action film around a female Mixed Martial Arts champion with no real acting experience was simple.

Fists Up! Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' Trailer Is Ready To Knock You Out

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 22, 2011 8:08 AM
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And timing is everything. Just as director Steven Soderbergh has taken the stage at Comic-Con 2011, a first for the Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Relativity Media has released the trailer for his upcoming action-thriller, "Haywire."

New Photos: Channing Tatum & Gina Carano In Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 20, 2011 12:34 PM
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Following the first official look at star Gina Carano firing a machine gun in Steven Soderbergh's long-awaited spy thriller "Haywire," two new images from the film have now arrived featuring the MMA star in action alongside co-star Channing Tatum.

Channing Tatum Teams With 'Mongol' Helmer Sergei Bodrov For 'Blood Brothers'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 20, 2011 3:06 AM
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Admittedly, we haven't seen enough from Channing Tatum's career so far to affirm he'll become a bonafide star one day -- but, damn, if he keeps teaming up with interesting, talented directors, he's gotta be doing something right, right? We mention it almost every time a story about the star pops up but his CV already boasts Michael Mann, Steven Soderbergh, Kimberly Peirce and Kevin MacDonald among those he's worked with (or is planning to) -- not too shabby.

Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' Gets January 20, 2012 Release Date

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • June 15, 2011 12:23 PM
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Relativity Media Will Distribute in U.S.Well, that's one film we can take out of awards contention for 2011. One of Steven Soderbergh's upcoming films "Haywire" won't be released till January 20, 2012. As we've been saying all along, Relativity Media has retained the domestic rights, with Lionsgate holding on to the foreign rights. Lionsgate was all set to release in the U.S. as well, until restructuring gave partner Relativity its own domestic arm for distribution. The initial date was April, 2011, which Soderbergh confirmed himself, but it was never officially announced; the restructuring deal points took much longer than anyone expected. Then August, 2011 became the next date everyone was zeroing on, but they too lost that window of opportunity when the deal pushed back the chance to release trailers and posters.

Channing Tatum Will Be Hot For Teacher, 'Bridesmaids' Star Ellie Kemper, In '21 Jump Street'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 14, 2011 1:46 AM
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We can't be the only ones who feel like Ellie Kemper is going to be a giant movie star. The 31-year-old actress, a graduate of Princeton, Upright Citizen's Brigade, The Onion and McSweeney's, has been one of the shining lights of "The Office" since her introduction as touched-in-the-head receptionist Erin a couple of seasons back, and after supporting roles in "Mystery Team," "Get Him To The Greek" and Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," she broke-out on the big-screen in a major way this summer in the mega-hit "Bridesmaids."

Alex Pettyfer To Play A Young Channing Tatum, Opposite Channing Tatum, In Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 12, 2011 12:03 PM
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Um, wow. The idea that Steven Soderbergh was sneaking one more film in before his long-promised retirement, other than the previously announced "Liberace" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E," was a surprise. The idea that the bonus picture would be a drama about male strippers, starring part-man, part-tree trunk Channing Tatum, was an even bigger surprise. But further casting's been announced for the film, and it's a real eyebrow-raiser: the director has landed the young star of "I Am Number Four," Alex Pettyfer, to play opposite Tatum. Not only that, but it emerges that Pettyfer will essentially be playing a younger version of the real-life Channing Tatum.

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