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Watch: Helen Mirren Cooks Up A Storm In First Trailer For 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' Produced By Steven Spielberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 13, 2014 3:05 PM
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The Hundred-Foot Journey
If "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" left you wanting for more broadly drawn, East-meets-West comedy (and if you're too impatient to wait for the sequel that's coming next year), not to worry. More elderly culture clash is coming with "The Hundred-Foot Journey," with the first trailer dropping to reveal the sickly sweet center of this crudely made cinematic sauce.

Lasse Hallström To Direct Nicholas Sparks' 'Safe Haven'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2011 12:33 PM
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  • 4 Comments
No author since perhaps Danielle Steel has served as the foundation for such a run of increasingly wishy washy movies, but at least those were mostly made for TV. "Message In A Bottle," "A Walk To Remember," "The Notebook," "Nights In Rodanthe," "Dear John" and "The Last Song" have all be made from the works of Nicholas Sparks, the Mad Lib author who has a found a good formula that more or less remains unchanged with each book. So who better to deliver his latest batch of pablum than Lasse Hallström who has already tackled the author's material before with "Dear John."

Only Nicole Kidman Left: Lasse Halstrom & Rachel Weisz Are Officially Out Of 'The Danish Girl'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 17, 2011 2:40 AM
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  • 11 Comments
When Swedish director Lasse Hallström ("What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" "The Cider House Rules") announced he would be directing the Sweden-set crime thriller “The Hypnotist” this year, we asked, ok, what did this mean for Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films' developing transgendered drama “The Danish Girl”?

Lasse Hallström To Direct Swedish Film 'The Hypnotist'; Is This The New 'Dragon Tattoo'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2011 6:03 AM
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We've already expounded on the career of diminishing returns from director Lasse Hallström, but perhaps a trip back to his native Sweden for his first film in twenty four years will be the creative rejuvenation he needs.

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