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Interview: Eric Bana Talks The Real Life Politics Behind 'Closed Circuit,' His Life After 'Hulk,' And Whether Or Not He'd Do 'Star Wars'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 29, 2013 6:30 PM
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Ciarán Hinds, Eric Bana, Closed Circuit
Now is a very good time for "Closed Circuit," a movie about the British judicial system and the proliferation of CCTV around London, to be released. With the firestorm of controversy surround illegal surveillance, Edward Snowden and PRISM, and the general feeling of unease knowing that there is a pretty good chance that the email you sent to your college roommate is being intercepted and reviewed by some higher power, it's an ideal moment for a claustrophobic, conspiratorial thriller like "Closed Circuit." Few thrillers tap into the zeitgeist like this film does. In the film, Eric Bana plays Martin Rose, a public-court lawyer assigned to defending a Turkish national who seems to have played a role in a deadly London bombing. As his investigation continues and he navigates Britain's controversial closed court system, he's drawn into a shadowy, conspiracy-laced world and reignites an old flame with his "special advocate" lawyer.

Interview: Rebecca Hall Talks The Real World Implications Of 'Closed Circuit' & Why She Wants To Make A Comedy

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 28, 2013 7:04 PM
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Iron Man 3, Rebecca Hall
Rebecca Hall, in just a handful of roles, has become one of our favorite actresses, someone whose presence makes any project endlessly more exciting. Most of us first remember seeing Hall in Christopher Nolan's underrated magician thriller "The Prestige," and she made a splash not long after in Woody Allen's hit "Vicky Christina Barcelona" (she played Vicky), before turning in ace supporting performances in Nicole Holofcener's "Please Give," Ben Affleck's "The Town," the 1974 section of "Red Riding Trilogy," and this summer's "Iron Man 3" (as a brilliant scientist who creates something very bad). She's a fearless actress, bringing both a tightly coiled intensity and disarming beauty to her performances. This is the especially the case in this week's "Closed Circuit," where she plays a lawyer trying a terrorism case in Britain's controversial closed court proceedings (she's also involved romantically with another lawyer, played by Eric Bana).

Review: 'Closed Circuit' Starring Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 27, 2013 9:02 AM
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Focus Features is starting to build their own exclusive tentpole weekend each year. Marvel usually claims the opening May slot of every summer, and different studios trade off the lucrative July 4th period. But Focus has rubber-stamped the under-attended Labor Day weekend as theirs, with middlebrow adult pictures that raise some interesting socio-political issues before delving into melodramatic gibberish by the third act. These films are surprise financial successes, and portray a certain artfulness at times, with “The Constant Gardener” and “The Debt” modest potboilers with similar weaknesses ("The American" is somewhat more of a success in that regard, but cut from a similar cloth). Joining that group is the latest in that tradition, “Closed Circuit,” which delivers the same deceptively empty pleasures as the latter two, a formula that’s beginning to show its cracks.

Exclusive: The Secret Is Lethal In Clip From 'Closed Circuit' Starring Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall Plus New Pics, Featurette & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2013 2:43 PM
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Closed Circuit
While the summer movie season has mostly left us disappointed at the multiplex, with studios serving movies with lots of flash and little else, there has been a silver lining for those avoiding the sequels, superhero movies and CGI tentpoles. There's been a healthy amount of smarter fare for discerning moviegoers, and coming at the end of the month is another picture with the potential to shake the blockbuster blues. It's "Closed Circuit," the latest from "Boy A" director John Crowley, boasting a script from "Eastern Promises" scribe Steven Knight and two compelling leads in Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall. And we've got a special preview for you today.

Watch: Everything Is On Tape In First Trailer For 'Closed Circuit' Starring Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2013 12:54 PM
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Closed Circuit
It's going to be a long summer of explosions, CGI and dick jokes, as your stomach sours from too much buttery popcorn and your brain hurts from endless 3D spectacles. But capping off the season will be a movie that will hopefully have some smarts, and it at least promises some strong talent in a compelling picture.

Summer Movie Photos: 'Before Midnight,' 'The Heat,' 'Prince Avalanche,' 'Bling Ring' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 1, 2013 10:36 AM
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Summer preview photos
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so here’s 28,000 (not really) courtesy of stills from movies that run the gamut from highly anticipated sequels to smaller indie fare. Head on down below and get yr eyeballs ready.

First Images From Thriller 'Closed Circuit' Starring Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 3:01 PM
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Given that we've seen something from nearly every summer movie coming in the next three or four months, it might be easy to forget that there are still a couple yet to reveal themselves, and one that's on our radar is "Closed Circuit." Why? We'll, we'll give you a few reasons.

Rebecca Hall & Eric Bana's 'Closed Circuit' Gets August 28, 2013 Release Date; 'Lego' Moves Up A Few Weeks

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2012 1:52 PM
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A couple of release date updates, so get out your day planner and find out why you might have to cancel on your Mom's birthday party...

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