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Two Clips from One Day, Starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess: Destined To Be Hit or Miss?

Check out a clip from Lone Scherfig's One Day below and another one at IMDb. Here's a look at the poster, more details. Official trailer is also below. One Day opens August 19. This clip is better than the teaser trailer, which had a woeful voiceover, but we're not feeling it yet, especially not with the fake British accent--need to see this one.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 4, 2011 7:49 AM
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See Jane Age: Fonda Talks Body Love, Aging, Men & More in Harper's Bazaar

September's issue of Harpar's Bazaar features Jane Fonda, who at 73 continues to figure herself out and reflect on her life. On her struggles with body image, she recalls being brought up in the 1950s:“I was taught by my father that how I looked was all that mattered, frankly. He was a good man, and I was mad for him, but he sent messages to me that fathers should not send: Unless you look perfect, you’re not going to be loved.”
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 4, 2011 7:38 AM
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Movies Get Close to NY Times Best Sellers List, from The Help to The Hunger Games

While it will be a long long time before any book series rivals the enduring global popularity of Harry Potter, which jumped from books into films, it took a little less than one month for Kathryn Stockett's novel The Help, about the lives of African American maids working for white employers in 1960s Mississippi, to make it onto the New York Times Best Sellers List. Granted, it was in the 'Also Selling' section, at number 29, but the book had only been out for three weeks.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 4, 2011 6:45 AM
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More: Books

Weekend Preview: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Bellflower & The Medusa, Whistleblower, Magic Trip

Rise of the Planet of the Apes has finally landed with jaw-dropping effects and strong reviews. Apes should knock either The Smurfs or Cowboys & Aliens off their top two positioning.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 4, 2011 5:40 AM
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First Look: Henry Cavill as Superman

Check out Henry Cavill as Superman. Chris Nolan and Zack Snyder's Man of Steel won't arrive until June 2013, but that doesn't mean we can't get excited about a ridiculously good looking Brit in tights.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 4, 2011 5:07 AM
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Another Taut, Tense Trailer for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Check out the second trailer for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let The Right One In) and read more on the mighty combo of the John le Carre novel and all-star cast here. Tinker plays the Venice Film Festival late August, followed by a September 16 release in the UK. On November 18 the wait is over for US audiences.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 4, 2011 4:34 AM
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My Week with Marilyn, Starring Williams, Goes to New York Fest; Weinsteins Face Packed Oscar Slate

My Week with Marilyn, Starring Williams, Goes to New York Fest; Weinsteins Face Packed Oscar Slate
One more piece in the fall film festival puzzle has dropped into place: The Weinstein Co's My Week with Marilyn, starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe on the 1956 set of The Prince and the Showgirl, will be the New York Film Festival's centerpiece world premiere gala on October 9. Closing night and the full 25-film line-up are yet to be announced. The upcoming 49th New York Film Festival will run from the opening night showing of Roman Polanski's Carnage through October 16.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 4, 2011 3:28 AM
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Broomfield's Sarah Palin Expose You Betcha! Goes to Content Film, Toronto

Broomfield's Sarah Palin Expose You Betcha! Goes to Content Film, Toronto
Going on a quest for the "real" Sarah Palin sounds like setting out in pursuit of the Holy Grail—it's something that's guaranteed to be hard to find, if it exists at all. But Brit documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield tried to do just that in his drolly titled Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, which Content Film will release after its world premiere in September at the Toronto Film Festival. Content will have international rights for the film, while Cassian Elwes will release the film in the US.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 3, 2011 9:22 AM
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Toronto Unveils Doc Line-Up From Herzog, Spurlock, Wenders

The Toronto International Film Festival offers a sprawling smorgasbord of more than 250 global offerings. IndieWIRE is continually updating the full line-up here. TIFF's full slate of documentaries--including films by Morgan Spurlock, Nick Broomfield, Frederick Wiseman, Alex Gibney, Jonathan Demme, Werner Herzog, and Wim Wenders--is below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 3, 2011 8:58 AM
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ILM Talks Cowboys & Aliens Visual Effects

Jon Favreau has long been a practical effects-oriented director, but with Cowboys & Aliens, he had to embrace the digital side, with the help of George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. Bill Desowitz talks to the famed VFX house about how they created those pesky aliens. There's nothing more daunting, it seems, than designing a great alien, especially in this ubiquitous post- 9/11 climate for invader movies. You can apply all the latest photoreal tech advancements you like, but if your creature isn't cool and captivating, forget it.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 3, 2011 8:24 AM
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