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Lasse Hallström Strikes a Familiar Gong In First Reviews of 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

By the first counts, Lasse Hallström’s "The Hundred-Foot Journey" is mildly enjoyable, enjoyably familiar clap trap that you won’t have the slightest thought on after exiting the theater — in short, a Lasse Hallström movie.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 26, 2014 2:55 PM
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Johansson as 'Lucy' Rules Friday Box Office, But How Did 'Hercules' Fare?

Though not exactly the kind of box office rebound that will solve the recent revenue plunge, two opening films showed signs of life yesterday.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • July 26, 2014 1:34 PM
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Best of the Week: TIFF & Venice Stir Fall Fest Circuit, Comic-Con, How 'Snowpiercer' Became a Gamechanger & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • July 26, 2014 10:30 AM
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Open Letter Accuses Upcoming 'Truth,' to Star Redford and Blanchett, of Lies

Any film about semi-recent political controversy — and a classic battle of “they’re wrong, I’m right,” no less — is sure to incite more hubbub on release. When the film has only just cast two leads and has yet to shoot a single frame? Well, at least it's drumming up publicity.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 25, 2014 4:46 PM
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Aronofsky, Favreau and Murch to Talk “Movies in Your Brain” at the Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences want to put that last word of their brand into more effective use. With the help of Hollywood luminaries like Walter Murch, Darren Aronofsky, and Jon Favreau, “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception”
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 25, 2014 2:35 PM
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Colin Firth and Mark Strong Spook Nicole Kidman in Trailer for 'Before I Go to Sleep'

Nicole Kidman-Colin Firth collaborations gets its middle piece in “Before I Go to Sleep.” Breaking up the biopic trend those other two follow, their next collaboration is a full-blown thriller that, as directed by Rowan Joffe (“Brighton Rock”).
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 25, 2014 2:17 PM
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Not So Fast: David Lynch Says No New Film Plans Are Set (VIDEO)

To be a true David Lynch fan is to practice patience. So it came as no surprise when Lynch told The Guardian that a new film probably isn’t coming soon.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 25, 2014 1:02 PM
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Screen Talk Report from Halls of Comic-Con, 'The Giver' and Other Oscar Possibilities

Every year I approach the trip to Comic-Con in San Diego with equal measures of anticipation and dread. Why? It's huge, crowded, stressful and crammed with the best and worst of pop culture. I talk about it with Indiewire critic Eric Kohn on our weekly podcast, sitting cross-legged on the floor outside Hall H between panels with my laptop, holding my snowball mic.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 25, 2014 12:49 PM
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Trailers From Hell on 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

"Jesus Christ Superstar," Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera about the final week in the life of Jesus, first appeared as a studio recording in 1970 before being given a fully-fledged production on Broadway in 1973.
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  • July 25, 2014 12:33 PM
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Robert Downey, Jr. Starrer 'The Judge' Takes Toronto Opening Night

One of the high-profile fall films has found an appropriate berth. David Dobkin’s "The Judge" (Warner Bros.) will open the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, September 4. It stars Robert Downey, Jr. as a powerful city lawyer who returns home when his estranged father (Robert Duvall), the town’s judge, is suspected of murder.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 25, 2014 11:48 AM
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