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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? Gain 'Admission' To 'The Croods' & 'Olympus Has Fallen'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • March 22, 2013 5:35 PM
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This weekend's release docket may inspire even the most cynical of cinephiles to wax a little nostalgic about their younger days. The reminiscence upon past events, eras and moments which we paint with the strokes of simplicity and unadulterated joy is one we all deign to indulge in once in a while. And with so many vehicles to quench that thirst so close at hand, we recommend dropping all pretense and just letting the nostalgia wave crash over you in the darkness of the theaters. Stories are here to spark memories of your first love, your transition to adulthood, your successes and failures as a young adult, your first hostage crisis in the White House.

15 Fictional Movie Bands That Rocked Your World

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 22, 2013 1:01 PM
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Today sees the release of "The Sapphires," the modest but entertaining Australian comedy starring Chris O'Dowd, which proved to be a crowd-pleasing hit at Cannes and TIFF last year and was snapped up by The Weinstein Company. The film's very loosely based on a true story, but focuses on a fictional girl-group, The Sapphires, made up of four Australian Aboriginal women who form a singing troupe to entertain the troops in Vietnam.

Review: Chris O'Dowd Shines In The Otherwise Uneven 'The Sapphires'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2013 11:33 AM
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Among the The Weinstein Company's acquisitions prior to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival was the largely unknown (until it was bought) Aussie musical/drama/comedy effort "The Sapphires." It's certainly easy to see why this easy-to-digest, feel-good movie earned their attention. With a slate last year that included "Lawless," "Django Unchained," "The Master" and "Killing Them Softly" they probably thought they could use a film that's guaranteed to have broad appeal, and that's something the first-time feature film from director Wayne Blair carries in spades. And it's largely thanks to the winning charm of unlikely leading man Chris O'Dowd.

Watch: New Clips From 'Rust And Bone' & 'The Sapphires'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 10:23 AM
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While these films are yet to hit U.S. theaters, they are rolling out overseas, and so until you can pull up with a bag of popcorn to check it out yourself, here are clips to keep you sated for now.

New Photos: Joel Edgerton In 'Wish You Were Here,' Viggo Mortensen In 'Everybody Has A Plan,' 'The Sapphires' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 25, 2012 3:53 PM
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The 56th BFI London Film Festival kicks off October 10th and runs through October 21st. Like any good festival, this means a panoply of new marketing materials, in this case in the form of pictures. First up is a new pic from "Wish You Were Here" featuring Aussie stars Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer. Directed by Edgerton's fellow Blue Tongue Films cohort Kieran Darcy-Smith, the film, which debuted at Sundance earlier this year, also co-stars Felicity Price and Antony Starr.

Watch: Trailer For Crowd Pleaser 'The Sapphires' Starring Chris O'Dowd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 30, 2012 7:56 AM
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In our predictions/wishlist yesterday for what we hope will appear at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend, we tossed out a mention to "The Sapphires," the Aussie comedy that The Weinstein Company picked up before the Cannes Film Festival this year, where it premiered. It's currently not on their calendar, but we'd wager it's an awards season wild card Harvey has up his sleeve. Telluride would be a good place to test the waters, and certainly the reception out of TIFF will play a big role as well, but now you can see for yourself if this movie has the goods to go the distance as a new trailer has dropped.

New Images From The Weinsteins' 'The Sapphires' Starring Chris O'Dowd

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 5, 2012 11:40 AM
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Before the Cannes Film Festival even began this year, The Weinstein Company made their usual round of high-profile acquisitions, and among the more curious selections, a largely unknown Aussie flick called “The Sapphires” made its way into the mix. As more info was released, it became clear that TWC found the film to be exactly the crowd-pleaser they needed among their quirkier offerings, and now a few new images have hit the web to give a glimpse of exactly what caused the sale.

Cannes Review: Chris O'Dowd Shines In The Otherwise Uneven 'The Sapphires'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2012 7:13 PM
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Among the The Weinstein Company's pre-Cannes Film Festival buys this year was the largely unknown (until it was bought) Aussie musical/drama/comedy effort "The Sapphires." It's certainly easy to see why this easy-to-digest, feel-good movie earned their attention. With a slate this year that includes "Lawless," "Django Unchained," "The Master" and "Killing Them Softly" they could probably use something that's guaranteed to have broad appeal, and that's something the first-time feature film from director Wayne Blair carries in spades. And it's largely thanks to the winning charm of unlikely leading man Chris O'Dowd.

The Weinsteins Acquire Cannes Pic 'The Sapphires' & Have Their Eye On James Gray's 'Low Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2012 5:46 PM
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Everything kicks off tomorrow, but the dealmaking has already begun at the Cannes Film Festival and Harvey Weinstein is already busy shaking hands and signing contracts.

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