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Watch: First 3 Clips From HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge' With Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins & Bill Murray

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2014 1:00 PM
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Olive Kitteridge
Prestige drama at film festivals is no longer just the domain of movies. Television is now becoming a regular part of fest programming (Jane Campion's "Top Of The Lake" at Sundance and Bruno Dumont's "P'tit Quinquin" at Cannes Directors' Fortnight are recent examples) and this week at Venice, HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" will get a glitzy premiere. And you can now catch a glimpse of the forthcoming miniseries with three new clips.

Watch: Trailer For Steven Spielberg Produced JFK TV Doc 'Letters To Jackie' Featuring All-Star Voice Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2013 2:26 PM
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This fall will mark fifty years since November 22, 1963 -- a date that continues to haunt American history. When John F. Kennedy was assassinated, it seemed to mark an undeniable shift in the country, away from the positivity and hope that followed War War II, into a more fraught and frightened era with more wars overseas, social and political upheaval and much more. To mark the anniversary, there will undoubtedly be a ton of programming and films to choose from, and this is one of them.

Lisa Cholodenko To Direct HBO Miniseries 'Olive Kitteridge' Starring Frances McDormand & Richard Jenkins

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 2, 2013 1:37 PM
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Well, once again, HBO proves that they are the masters at attracting top talent to come to their network. Just this year, their roster includes filmmakers such as David Mamet and Steven Soderbergh, the latter finally being able to make "Behind the Candelabra," his long-gestating Liberace film with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon (coming out later this month). They also have the Duplass Brothers, Cary Fukunaga, and Guillermo del Toro, to name a few, with projects on the horizion. And now you can add Lisa Cholodenko to the mix.

Contest Giveaway: Blu-ray Copies Of Paolo Sorrentino's 'This Must Be The Place' Starring Sean Penn & Frances McDormand

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 12, 2013 12:39 PM
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After making its world premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and playing U.S. theaters this past November, "This Must Be The Place" comes out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. The film is the English-language follow-up to Paolo Sorrentino's critically lauded "Il Divo," which was nominated for the Palme d'Or and earned Sorrentino a Jury Prize at Cannes in 2008.

6 New Photos Of Matt Damon, Frances McDormand & John Krasinski In ‘Promised Land’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 2:15 PM
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Still hoping to launch a sneak attack on the awards season, Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" is lurking in the background. And set to hit theaters right at the tail end of December, Focus Features are hoping to surprise Oscar voters with a drama that puts small town values front and center.

'West Of Memphis' Director Amy Berg Helming 'Every Secret Thing' Penned By Nicole Holofcener, Starring Diane Lane

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 5:21 PM
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Earlier this year, documentarian Amy Berg ("Deliver Us From Evil") arrived at the Sundance Film Festival with mild controversy and lots of interest with "West of Memphis," a brand new documentary on the West Memphis Three with some startling new revelations. For better or worse, a lot of the attention came from Peter Jackson's involvement with the case and with the film as a producer. But for Berg's feature fiction narrative debut, she'll be standing all on her own with some pretty nice names supporting her as well.

Take A Look At The Character Posters For Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2012 2:05 PM
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Usually we associate motion posters with a marketing campaign geared towards a blockbuster, not a sweet, low-key, auteur-driven indie. But if Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" marks his first period picture, then perhaps it's only fitting that he's changing his game up on the marketing end as well, with character-driven motion posters dropping on a variety of sites for the film.

New Pics Of Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Jason Schwartzman, The Kids & More In 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2012 2:41 PM
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We've deconstructed the trailer, explored the influences on the film as revealed yesterday by Wes Anderson and generally been a bit impatient for his latest, "Moonrise Kingdom," but this batch of new images should hold us over quite well.

Frances McDormand Joins John Krasinski In Matt Damon's Directorial Debut

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 20, 2011 12:00 PM
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They are still, as far as we're aware, the best of pals, but it's hard not to see a vague sense of rivalry between Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. After all, they arrived together, the disgustingly young stars and writers of "Good Will Hunting," winning an Oscar for their trouble with the script, and swiftly became Hollywood's hottest properties. Initially it was Affleck who looked to be the bigger star, with "Armageddon" and "Shakespeare in Love" arriving in quick succession, but he soon became stuck in the likes of "Paycheck" and "Gigli," while Damon became a megastar thanks to "The Bourne Identity" and has barely put a foot wrong since.

Brian Geraghty Will Co-Pilot With Denzel Washington In Robert Zemeckis' 'Flight'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 27, 2011 2:02 AM
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It might have taken a little time (18 months passed between the film's premiere in Venice and its Oscar victory), but basically everyone came out of "The Hurt Locker" with a ton of heat behind them. Directing and writing pair Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal attracted the attention of most of the A-list for their thriller "Triple Frontier," before switching streams to head to the unexpectedly timely "Kill Bin Laden," which is gearing up to go next. Jeremy Renner has become the most sought-after leading man in town, with lead roles in "The Avengers," "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" and "The Bourne Legacy," while Anthony Mackie has done equally well, cropping up in everything from the imminent "Real Steel" to the upcoming "Gangster Squad."

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