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Weekend Box Office: 'Twilight' Beats Back 'Muppets' For Third Straight Week At #1

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 4, 2011 12:10 PM
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In Theaters: See What The 'Outrage' Is All About As 'Shame' & 'Sleeping Beauty' Seduce Theatres

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • December 2, 2011 3:45 PM
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'Shame'! Cinemark Refuses To Carry Steven McQueen & Michael Fassbender's Celebrated Film Due To NC-17 Rating

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 2, 2011 10:29 AM
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In a decision that will be go down as the great embarrassment of our generation and cause cinephiles of the future to wonder what the hell we were thinking, Cinemark, the #3 theatre chain in the country, has pulled the indie film equivalent of starting a Support Prop 8 campaign, by banning Fox Searchlight’s “Shame” from their theatres. The company no doubt wanted to make sure there were enough screens for “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” to play in every one of their theatres, nationwide, simultaneously.
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National Board Of Review Gives Best Picture & Director To 'Hugo'; Tilda Swinton & George Clooney Take Acting Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 4:14 PM
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Steve McQueen Discusses His Short-Hand With Michael Fassbender, The Influence Of Pasolini On 'Shame' And His Fela Kuti Biopic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 1, 2011 12:03 PM
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Not every filmmaker has a background as a controversial, award-winning artist. But film has always been intrinsic to Turner Prize-winner Steve McQueen's work  -- 1997's "Deadpan," for instance, recreated Buster Keaton's legendary collapsing building stunt in "Steamboat Bill Jr." -- so his movement into feature filmmaking always felt like a natural shift, and it was no surprise that when it came with 2008's "Hunger," it would be one of the most indelible films of that year.

Carey Mulligan Talks The Ugliness & Effortlessness Of Shooting Sex-Addiction Film 'Shame'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 30, 2011 12:56 PM
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Since giving her breakthrough performance in 2009’s “An Education,” Carey Mulligan has become well-known to audiences for playing winsome, beautiful characters who convey intelligence and vulnerability in equal measures. But in Steve McQueen’s searing new drama “Shame,” she insists that audiences will see a new side of her, and not just because she quite literally exposes herself to them. “This character is kind of me in extremis,” she told The Playlist at the recent Los Angeles press day for the film. “Sissy is sort of me at my ugliest and my worst, and at my most sort of daring – or relaxed, maybe.”

Watch: Michael Fassbender Pleasures You With His Eyes In Red-Band Trailer For 'Shame'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2011 4:58 PM
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As we noted in our review for "Shame" earlier today, while Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan deserve every bit of praise for their performances in the film, a special hat tip needs to be given to Lucy Walters. And well, we're glad to see she's given her due in this new red band clip for the movie.
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Review: Steve McQueen's 'Shame' A Fascinating Follow-Up To 'Hunger,' With A Tour-De-Force From Michael Fassbender

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 29, 2011 10:01 AM
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As English-language directorial debuts of the last few years go, Steve McQueen's "Hunger" ranks up there as one of the most uncompromising. An award-winning, sometimes controversial British artist, McQueen chose to move into feature films by examining the life of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, managing not to flinch from any of the grim details, using takes of up to 20 minutes in length, and showcasing a blazing performance from the now firmly-planted-on-the-A-list Michael Fassbender. It picked up an enormous amount of critical support, including the Camera D'Or at Cannes in 2008, and signified both director and star as major talents to watch.

Watch: Carey Mulligan's "New York, New York" Powers Latest Trailer For 'Shame'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2011 1:12 PM
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Steve McQueen's "Shame" continues to dominate much of the awards talk this fall, but the question is whether or not the stuffier members of the Academy will give the movie a fair shake. While dark and unrelenting, it's also a powerful character study, a portrait of a man's desire for human connection gone horribly wrong. The movie features Michael Fassbender in one of this finest performances to date. And oh yeah, Carey Mulligan sings.
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'Shame' Soundtrack Features Blondie, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Carey Mulligan's "New York New York" & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2011 4:18 PM
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After seeing the searing, powerful "Shame," the first thing on your mind likely won't be to pick up the soundtrack to the movie. This isn't "Juno" or "(500) Days of Summer" we're talking about here. But that said, music does play a key part in establishing the very New York story that Steve McQueen conjures up here and the song selections are definitely well thought out, helping to set the tone and tempo of the film, so it's nice to see them put together on what is pretty nice little soundtrack release for the film.
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