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Rome Review: French Rom-Com 'Populaire' Is A Chocolate Box Movie - Pretty, Sweet, May Cause Slight Sugar Headache

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • November 13, 2012 8:27 AM
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The Weinstein Company secured the U.S. distribution rights to “Populaire,” the '50s-set French rom-com that premiered Out of Competition at the Rome Film Festival, back in March, and it’s easy to see why. Boasting a chic, stylized period setting, dotted with bubblegum colors, sharp tailoring and lacquered updos, the film is the kind of undemanding confection that should prove a straightforward transatlantic sell, while its insouciant French-ness adds that bit of class that perhaps its nearest recent U.S. equivalent, “Down With Love,” lacked.

Roman Coppola's 'Charles Swan III' Leads Rome Film Festival Lineup

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 8:06 AM
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So....that's it? With early rumors pointing to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," Johnnie To's "Drug War," Gabriele Muccino's Gerard Butler-starring comedy "Playing For Keeps," Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land," and Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables," former Venice Film Festival head Marco Mueller has unveiled this year's slate for his inaugural Rome Film Festival, and those expecting big stars and big-name movies will be disappointed.

New Images: Robert Redford In 'All Is Lost'; Kristen Stewart In 'Breaking Dawn 2' & The Weinstein's 'Populaire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2012 2:16 PM
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Screw in your eyeballs, and take a sneak peek at some movies coming soon....and not so soon....to a theater to near you.

First Look At 'Populaire' The French 1950s-Set Rom-Com The Weinsteins Hope Is The Next 'The Artist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2012 11:32 AM
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If Harvey Weinstein can turn a silent, black-and-white movie featuring French actors into an Oscar winner, then who's to say he can't turn the trick again? With the feeling of nostalgia still in the air thanks to "The Artist," "Hugo" and "Midnight In Paris," The Weinstein Company are hoping to match that success once again.

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