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Review: 'Pawn Shop Chronicles' Starring Paul Walker, Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser, Thomas Jane, Matt Dillon, Lukas Haas & More

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 10, 2013 7:05 PM
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There’s an alternate reality somewhere, wherein “Pawn Shop Chronicles” is not released in theaters on July 12th, but instead is projected on the wall of a small, narrow hallway in Comic-Con, never to be heard from again. Somehow, a cast of capable, popular actors show up in what seems like the very last vestiges of early aughts direct-to-DVD Tarantino bite-offs, a movie not so much directed as punched into existence by director Wayne Kramer. Once considered a promising filmmaking voice (his “The Cooler” netted Alec Baldwin an Academy Award nomination once upon a time), Kramer is now reduced to essaying a flippant grotesquerie that carries the names of nineteen producers and executive producers, the primary one appears to be Fred Durst.

Naomi Watts Is Pregnant & Unemployed & Matt Dillon Is A Paraplegic In 'Sunlight Jr.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 7:15 AM
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We think we'd rather be watching "Sherlock Jr." instead.

Vera Farmiga & Mark Strong Get 'Closer To The Moon'; Matt Dillon To Woo Annette Bening In 'Imogene'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 9, 2011 4:21 AM
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A little bit of a flurry of indie movie casting today as a trio of thesps line up some new work.

Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser & Craig Robinson Join 'Freaky Deaky'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2011 10:56 AM
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Slowly coming together over the last 10 months or so, it looks like the Elmore Leonard adaptation, "Freaky Dreaky," is finally moving full steam ahead. The project first started picking up steam during TIFF last year when William H. Macy signed to the film. A number of names then followed, rumored to be circling the project, but not until now has the full crew for the twisty crime tale been assembled.

Stephen Dorff, Ray Winstone & Michelle Monaghan To Star In David Jacobson's 'Boot Tracks'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 25, 2011 1:21 AM
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Matt Dillon No Longer AttachedBeing cast as the lead in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" didn't immediately seem to give Stephen Dorff the big career boost that he might have hoped, mainly due to the film being a hollow, tedious experience. But the actor, who for some time had languished in DTV hell, is certainly on the up, with roles in Tarsem's "Immortals" and the Emile Hirsch indie "The Motel Life" on the way, and it seems to have legitimized the actor as a leading man in the independent world again.

Matt Dillon Joins Malin Akerman In Linda Lovelace Biopic 'Inferno'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2011 7:49 AM
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Blowjobs: the new being-the-author-of-"In Cold Blood." Last time we had two dueling biographical accounts of a figure's life, we had the two Truman Capote pictures, "Capote" and "Infamous." This time, the subject is Linda Lovelace, the tragic star of the most successful pornographic film of all time, "Deep Throat," who then went on to become an outspoken anti-porn activist. Lovelace was the subject of the 2005 documentary, "Inside Deep Throat," but now a pair of biopics are in the works, with some relatively big names attracted.

Christina Hendricks, Julia Stiles & Matt Dillon Get 'Seconds Of Pleasure'; Mike Figgis Now Directing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2011 6:06 AM
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Previously Attached Neil LaBute Penned ScriptSince it was first announced back in January, "Seconds of Pleasure" has seen a world of changes and additions as it gears up to go in front of cameras. Firstly, the previously attached Neil LaBute is now out of the director's chair with Mike Figgis ("Leaving Las Vegas") replacing him, though it will still utilize his script which looks to be based on his book of short stories with the same name.

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