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Box Office: 'Captain America 2' Flies Over 'Rio 2' To Take Top Spot Again

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2014 12:01 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Is was the battle of the sequels this weekend. With "Rio 2" arriving as the toughest competition to the behemoth that is "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the question was whether or not the Marvel hero could off the family friendly newcomer. And it was a close battle, but Steve Rogers emerged victorious.

Review: Jim Jarmusch's Cultured & Cool 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Starring Tom Hiddleston & Tilda Swinton

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 10, 2014 6:21 PM
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Only Lovers Left Alive
From the very first opening titles, written in a Germanic font that immediately conjures everything from “Triumph of the Will” to images of big-busted ladies screaming in campy close-up in 1970s cheapie horrors (it may be the only time in Cannes that a film got a big laugh for a typeface) it’s perfectly clear that the Jim Jarmusch in whose company we’re about to spend a couple of hours is not the wilfully obscure surrealist of “The Limits of Control,” nor the considered, melancholic philosopher behind “Dead Man,” nor even the oddball ragtag troubadour of “Down By Law." In fact, “Only Lovers Left Alive,” Jarmusch’s take on the vampire myth starring recent muse Tilda Swinton and Tom “fast becoming everyone’s favorite actor” Hiddleston, finds the maverick filmmaker on playful, referential and mischievous form with hugely enjoyable, if not exactly weighty or important, results.

Interview: Jim Jarmusch Talks The Vampiric Charms Of ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ & Proposing To Muse Tilda Swinton

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • April 10, 2014 1:00 PM
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Only Lovers Left Alive
Iconoclastic filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has been living outside of the mainstream for his entire career, so it’s perhaps only fitting that for his 11th feature-length film, “Only Lovers Left Alive,” the writer/director turns his attentions to the outsiders that live in shadows.

The 10 Best Performances In The Films Of Jim Jarmusch

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 9, 2014 2:56 PM
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10 Best Performances In Jim Jarmusch Movies
It all seems so obvious in retrospect. Of course, of all the parts Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston were born to play, a pair of lovelorn vampires battling the ennui of immortality in a Jim Jarmusch movie should always have been at the top of the list. “Only Lovers Left Alive,” which opens this weekend (review here), makes good on that logline and then some, delivering Jarmusch’s most deliriously enjoyable film in ages (see our complete retrospective of his films here), and showcasing as ever a cast that turn in terrific performances right down to the smallest supporting performer. But it’s Hiddleston and Swinton who carry the film, and they do so with such louche grace that they make their vampiric lifestyle seem dark and twisted and tortured and yet also so seductive and alluring and downright sexy, that at the potential cost of our eternal souls we’d proffer our own necks to them at the drop of a hat.

Jim Jarmusch's Next Film Is About A Bus Driver & Poet In Paterson, New Jersey

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 4, 2014 1:00 PM
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Jim Jarmusch
Iconoclastic director Jim Jarmusch (“Ghost Dog,” “Dead Man”) generally makes films at a fairly languid pace of every four or five years. Part of that is being preoccupied with one subject for several years, and part of it is a function of (especially these days) the types of un-commercial, idiosyncratic movies he likes to make are harder and harder to fund. His latest, the upcoming vampire romance picture, “Only Lovers Left Alive” starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, was in development for over seven years, funding fell through several times and even his lead actors had to encourage him to hang in there and see the project through its various ups and downs. But things seem to be changing for Jarmusch and he’s better equipped at multi-tasking.

10 Movies To See In April

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • April 1, 2014 11:08 AM
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10 Movies To See In April
We’re inching ever close to the 2014 summer blockbuster season, but that’s not to say April is lacking its fair share of spectacle and bombast. This month’s ten movies to see ranges from Marvel’s latest to a mess of independent fare moving away from the festivals and into your local multiplex. It’s time to see what’s worth plunking down your dollars and cents for this month at the movies.

Watch: Suck Blood With Clip From 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 12:00 PM
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Only Lovers Left Alive
We've said a lot about Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive," but here's the only three things you need to know to see this: Tilda Swinton. Tom Hiddleston. Jim Jarmusch. The trio weave together some magic with the auteur's latest and another sampling has arrived.

Check Out New Posters For 'Only Lovers Left Alive' & 'Under The Skin'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 17, 2014 3:07 PM
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Only Lovers Left Alive
Tired of the ordinary and expected? Looking for smart, fulfilling cinema that doesn't play by anyone else's rules? It might seem hard to find anything like that in the current blockbuster-driven tentpole world, but this spring you'll be offered a high-quality reprieve from the popcorn glut with both Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive" and Jonathan Glazer's "Under The Skin."

Watch: New Trailer For Jim Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Is Out For Blood

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2014 2:51 PM
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Only Lovers Left Alive
"I start every movie thinking how heavy and purposeful it is. But as we film they just get funnier," director Jim Jarmusch told Time Out London. "In the editing room I ended up saying to myself, hey, it’s really just a comedy, Jim. I don’t seem to be able to remove that inclination to humour if I try." And thank God for that. While his latest "Only Lovers Left Alive" is a literate tale of vampire love spanning the centuries between a brooding Adam and his understanding Eve, it's also funny. Really, really funny.

Jim Jarmusch Working On An Opera, ‘Stooges’ Doc Still Happening & A New Film Is Hopefully Shooting This Fall

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 5, 2014 12:22 PM
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Jim Jarmusch
Written and conceptualized before “Broken Flowers,” Jim Jarmusch’s moody, melancholic and utterly hilarious vampire movie “Only Lovers Left Alive” took a long time to come to life. Seven years in fact. Written with Tilda Swinton in mind — who Jarmusch adores — the movie could never quite find its funding (and even had Michael Fassbender as the lead at one point), but Swinton and actor John Hurt (who was also onboard the project very early), never gave up on the movie, and stayed encouraging during the ups and downs of its development.

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