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WATCH: Disney's 'Into the Woods' Gets a Tantalizing First Trailer (And Production Photos)

Musical theaters nerds, our wishes have been granted: the first trailer for Rob Marshall's adaptation of "Into the Woods" is here, and it definitely makes us wish for more.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 31, 2014 1:40 PM
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VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Hosts a Sweet SNL

Anna Kendrick, with her shy yet spunky charm, did not shine as brightly as expected hosting Saturday Night Life this week.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 6, 2014 5:24 PM
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Director Marjane Satrapi's Sundance Fave 'The Voices' Gets a US Distributor

From the Iranian-born director of "Chicken with Plums" and the Oscar-nominated "Persepolis," Marjane Satrapi's "The Voices," starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick, has finally found a US distributor after its Sundance 2014 premiere.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 5, 2014 5:02 PM
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'Pitch Perfect 2' Is In Tune with Kendrick and Wilson

One of the many movies starring women that surprise studio executives by scoring big at the box office on modest marketing dollars, 2012 smash hit "Pitch Perfect" is heading for a sequel.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 6, 2014 7:14 PM
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Sundance Review: Joe Swanberg Keeps Maturing with Strong Family Comedy 'Happy Christmas'

As Joe Swanberg matures as a filmmaker, he's beginning to look at what happens to the Mumblecore generation once they get older: They're not yet middle-aged, but they're also no longer comfortably in the aimless twentysomething sweet spot that once defined the genre.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 20, 2014 11:24 AM
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Pre-Sundance, Magnolia and Paramount Scoop Up Joe Swanberg's 'Happy Christmas'

Ahead of the film's Sundance premiere this weekend, Magnolia Pictures and Paramount Pictures have announced a collaboration to bring director Joe Swanberg's new comedy "Happy Christmas" to theaters in 2014.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 16, 2014 2:20 PM
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Review: Secret Attraction Brews in Joe Swanberg's Funny and Sharply Observed 'Drinking Buddies'

Joe Swanberg’s “Drinking Buddies,” which hits theaters August 23, is a portrait of individuals navigating the slippery slope of relationships, both romantic and platonic, and quietly, often hilariously nodding to the unspoken intersection of the two.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 19, 2013 2:28 PM
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In the Works: Details Emerge from Joe Swanberg's Upcoming 'Happy Christmas,' Starring Lena Dunham and Anna Kendrick

Writer-director and actor Joe Swanberg has a new film, "Drinking Buddies," currently on VOD and in theaters this August, but that doesn't mean he's taking a summer vacation. He's editing his next film, "Happy Christmas," and has teased out some details about the cast, including the roles played by Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham and Melanie Lynskey.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 29, 2013 12:52 PM
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Trailer Watch: Wilde, Johnson, Kendrick and Livingston Star in Joe Swanberg's Smart, Sexy 'Drinking Buddies'

The first trailer for Joe Swanberg's observant relationship comedy "Drinking Buddies" has arrived. Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson star as flirtatious best friends and craft brewery co-workers; they're both in relationships (with Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick, respectively), but the playful attraction they secretly feel for each other keeps things from being simple -- especially because their jobs demand constant drinking. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 21, 2013 9:00 AM
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Nick Nolte Rocks the House at 'The Company You Keep' Q&A, from Redford to Draft Dodging to Malick

Robert Redford is an impeccably controlled filmmaker who takes his art seriously. While none of his films have been as accessibly commercial as "Ordinary People," which won him the directing Oscar, this movie is Redford's best since "Quiz Show."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 5, 2013 5:26 PM
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