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In Theaters: Go 'Haywire' With 'Miss Bala,' 'Red Tails' & 'Underworld: Awakening' Or Go Shakespeare With 'Coriolanus'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • January 20, 2012 11:04 AM
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What a weekend for female-oriented action movies! It's almost like Steven Soderbergh requested "Haywire" be released the same weekend as "Underworld: Awakening," the latest entry in the dum-dum vampire franchise. You know, as a commentary on the female action hero. Regardless, there's gonna be a whole lotta ass-kicking ladies at the multiplex this weekend. Everyone wins! Let us explore the three stages of the female in action movies below.

Screenwriter John Logan Talks Writing 'Coriolanus' With Swagger & Dreaming Up The World Of 'Hugo'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • January 18, 2012 11:56 AM
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It’s no small thing to collaborate with Gore Verbinski, Martin Scorsese or Ralph Fiennes. But to work with all three in the same year, on separate projects, is a truly remarkable accomplishment. And that’s exactly what screenwriter John Logan did in 2011, crafting screenplays for “Rango,” “Hugo,” and “Coriolanus” as a sort of hat trick for a career that’s already been full of spectacular efforts, including “Gladiator,” “The Aviator,” and “Sweeney Todd” among many others.

Ralph Fiennes Gets Shakespearean With 3 New Banners For 'Coriolanus'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 12, 2011 10:42 AM
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In case you missed the first couple of memos, this isn't exactly your grandmother's Shakespeare.

Awards Mania As 'The Artist,' 'The Tree Of Life' & 'The Descendants' Earn Top Critic Organization Honors

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 12, 2011 8:59 AM
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Sunday was a major day for Oscar prognosticators, as a number of critics organizations went live with their end-of-2011 honors. Some films gained support, and some lost quite a bit of steam, but for those of you who look at the whole thing like a horse race, there was a lot of movement amongst a thick group of thoroughbreds.

Review: The Ralph Fiennes-Directed 'Coriolanus' Is As Well-Acted As It Is Challenging

  • By James Rocchi
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  • December 1, 2011 10:58 AM
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From what little we know of Shakespeare's life, "Coriolanus" was one of his later tragedies; compared to his other works in the same vein, it's one of his more complex ones as well. It doesn't offer us a father betrayed like" King Lear," or a good man undone by his own wants like "Macbeth"; instead, it gives us a Roman general who, in his hunger for war, devours his life -- family, country, honor -- when the world will not let him be a warrior and, instead, insists he be a war hero. Thrust into politics, Coriolanus is a general, then a politician, and then despised by the people who called for his elevation, leading him to ally with his hated Vosican enemy Tullus Aufidus to attack his own homeland in a fit of rage.

Ralph Fiennes Talks Shakespearean Adaptation 'Coriolanus' & Says He "Will Not Be Stroking A White Pussy" In 'Skyfall'

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • November 30, 2011 12:00 PM
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Ralph Fiennes Talks Shakespearean Adaptation 'Coriolanus' & Says He "Will Not Be Stroking A White Pussy" In 'Skyfall'

The Return Of Whit Stillman, 'Twixt,' Brad Pitt's 'Moneyball' & More: Midway Check-In With TIFF 2011

  • By The Playlist
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  • September 12, 2011 10:50 AM
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Running from September 8-18, we're essentially at the midway check-in point of the Toronto International Film Festival. Keeping up with all of the reviews is nuts, hell keeping up with our own reviews is taxing.

TIFF '11 Review: The Ralph Fiennes-Directed 'Coriolanus' Is As Well-Acted As It Is Challenging

  • By James Rocchi
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  • September 8, 2011 12:15 PM
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From what little we know of Shakespeare's life, "Coriolanus" was one of his later tragedies; compared to his other works in the same vein, it's one of his more complex ones, as well. It doesn't offer us a father betrayed, like" King Lear," or a good man undone by his own wants, like "Macbeth"; instead, it gives us a Roman general who, in his hunger for war, devours his life -- family, country, honor -- when the world will not let him be a warrior and, instead, insists he be a war hero. Thrust into politics, Coriolanus is a general, then a politician, and then despised by the people who called for his elevation -- leading him to ally with his hated Vosican enemy Tullus Aufidus to attack his own homeland in a fit of rage.

'Coriolanus,' 'Contagion' & Jason Statham's 'Safe' Get Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 18, 2011 2:03 AM
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Summer is ending which means the multiplex will be a little bit quieter come the fall. As gum gets scraped off the floor, and popcorn swept up, here are some of the posters that will be going up in a theater near you.

Watch: Epic U.K. Trailer For Ralph Fiennes' Contemporary Adaptation Of Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 10, 2011 12:38 PM
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With an Oscar-geared release already set for December 2nd, Ralph Fiennes' ambitious directorial debut of a contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" now has an intense, epic trailer to hype up its end-of-year unveiling.

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