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Doug Liman Adapting 'The Legacy,' Orson Scott Card's 'Unaccompanied Sonata' Head To The Big Screen & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2014 9:05 AM
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Hot off the international success of "Edge Of Tomorrow," Doug Liman is looking abroad for another potential hit, this time as a producer. Liman, along with Dave Bartis ("Covert Affairs") and Gene Klein ("Suits"), will be adapting the Danish TV hit "The Legacy" for the American small screen.

Review: Noir 'Cold Comes The Night,' Starring Alice Eve & Bryan Cranston, Freezes Under A Blizzard Of Self-Seriousness

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 10, 2014 2:01 PM
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Cold Comes The Night
Alice Eve is one of those classically trained British actresses (she went to Westminster and Oxford) who, when she showed up in Hollywood, was quickly (and erroneously) labeled the "next big thing" and forced to perform in a series of middling movies where the biggest demand placed upon her was to look really, really cute. So it's with some relief that she is able to actually, you know, act, in "Cold Comes the Night," a wintery film noir in which Eve plays a put-upon single mother who gets embroiled in a plot to retrieve a bag of money from a crooked cop.

Break Bad With New ‘Cold Comes The Night’ Photos & Clips With Bryan Cranston & Alice Eve; Hits Theaters/VOD In January

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 27, 2013 2:44 PM
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“Cold Comes The Night” is one of those indies you hear about for a long time, but often don’t see right away. It stars Bryan Cranston, Alice Eve and “Prometheus” star Logan Marshall-Green so it’s gotta be good, right? Well, it came out in the U.K. in September and it barely made a peep and now it’s been slotted for a U.S. release date: January 10, 2014 on VOD and theatrically, so…. well, you do the math.

Review: James Franco's Ambitious Adaptation Of William Faulkner's 'As I Lay Dying'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2013 7:09 PM
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To be certain, James Franco has never been lacking in ambition. From the meta quasi-doc "Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)" to the Hart Crane biopic "The Broken Tower" to the kinky "Interior. Leather Bar." to the primate co-starring "The Ape," Franco has leapt into filmmaking, taking on challenges and narrative most other filmmakers wouldn't dare to attempt. And while there is something to admire in the ambition of the 35 year-old actor/writer/director's latest venture, "As I Lay Dying," it never amounts to much more than a curiosity.

Watch: Bryan Cranston Knocks (With A Russian Accent) In Trailer For 'Cold Comes The Night'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 25, 2013 7:16 PM
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Cold Comes The Night
Alice Eve might have last been seen on the USS Enterprise, unnecessarily stripping down to her underwear, but very soon she'll be fully clothed and totally desperate: in indie thriller "Cold Comes the Night," she plays a single mother who works at a motel (and lives there, it looks like, with her young daughter). When a dead woman leaves behind a suitcase full of cash in one of the motel rooms, she seizes the moment and takes it. Of course, she wasn't counting on Bryan Cranston, with large dark sunglasses and a thick Russian accent, to come looking for the money. Does this sound like a thriller or what?

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Digs Into John Hillcoat's 'Quarry' For Cinemax

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 18, 2013 5:54 PM
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Look out HBO, AMC and Netflix, here comes...Cinemax? Yep ,that would appear to be the case as the cable company are now swinging the auteur stick around, recently bagging Steven Sodebergh's period medical drama "The Knick" and now bagging another high profile filmmaker for an equally compelling new show.

Cannes Review: Admirable Ambition Isn't Enough For James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2013 11:25 AM
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As I Lay Dying, James Franco
To be certain, James Franco has never been lacking in ambition. From the meta quasi-doc "Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)" to the Hart Crane biopic "The Broken Tower" to the kinky "Interior. Leather Bar." to the primate co-starring "The Ape," Franco has leapt into filmmaking, taking on challenges and narrative most other filmmakers wouldn't dare to attempt. And while there is something to admire in the ambition of the 35 year-old actor/writer/director's latest venture, "As I Lay Dying," it never amounts to much more than a curiosity.

Bryan Cranston Breaks Bad In 'Eye of Winter' With Alice Eve & Logan Marshall-Green

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 21, 2012 9:45 AM
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Elevated into critical acclaim with the modest yet affecting short “Windowbreaker,” which in turn led to his 2009 Sundance feature “Children of Invention,” writer/director Tze Chun's career has grown more promising with every new development. The filmmaker's next effort looks to be his most accomplished yet in terms of genre and the caliber of talent involved.

Danny McBride, Logan Marshall-Green & Ahna O'Reilly Join James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 21, 2012 9:02 AM
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For all his prolific work across a number of mediums, James Franco's ability to write and direct is, for the most part, still an unknown quantity. He's done a few shorts, and two documentaries, but his three feature films so far -- the comedy "The Ape," the Sal Mineo biopic "Sal," and Hart Crane tale "The Broken Tower" -- haven't exactly become big hits or critical favorites. However, his latest endeavor might change that.

Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus': The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2012 10:00 AM
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Well, "Prometheus" is in theaters. And if nothing else, it's been causing more furious debate -- in multiplex lobbies, in bars, online -- than most movies in recent memory. And The Playlist head office has been a warzone, with some loving the film, some loathing it, and some (like our review) falling somewhere in the middle. Name-calling and threats of physical violence have ensued.

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