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Five Films to See at This Year's LGBT NewFest, from 'Futuro Beach' to 'Gerontophilia' (VIDEOS)

NewFest, New York's LGBT film festival held annually with the support of Outfest and Lincoln Center, has announced the lineup for its 2014 program, scheduled for July 24-29.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 7, 2014 12:56 PM
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Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster,' Starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, Begins Shooting

Principal photography has begun on "Dogtooth" director Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Lobster." Shooting will take place over seven weeks on location in Ireland. John C. Reilly, Ashley Jensen, Michael Smiley and Jessica Barden have joined the top-drawer cast, which already includes Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux and Olivia Colman.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 31, 2014 1:20 PM
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Review Roundup UPDATE: Critics Praise Epic Shakespeare Series 'The Hollow Crown,' Kicking Off September 20 (TRAILER)

Enthusiasts of the Bard, take note. "The Hollow Crown," the Sam Mendes-produced BBC series of four Shakespeare adaptations, "Richard II," "Henry IV Part 1" and "Part 2," and "Henry V," begins its stateside airings tonight (September 20) on PBS. Critics have good things to say about the ambitious endeavor: "Shakespeare has never been brought to television so well" (A.V. Club), and "the performances are so wonderful it feels wrong to single any out" (LA Times).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 20, 2013 1:10 PM
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'The Hour' Star Romola Garai Strikes Out at Hollywood's Weight Obsession

Remember when Kate Winslet was lambasted by the media for her hourglass figure in "Titanic"? Well, Romola Garai, the gorgeous young star of must-see BBC America series "The Hour," is calling out the American media on airbrushing her lithe size ten figure.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 7, 2012 3:08 PM
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Watch: Ben Whishaw's New Q in 'Skyfall' Is Brit Hipster Tech-Wiz

Check out this new clip from "Skyfall," in which Bond meets quartermaster Q (Ben Whishaw) for the first time. Looking like a Brit hipster barely old enough to have a college degree, this is the Q for a new generation.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 22, 2012 12:53 PM
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Trailer and Video Commentary: Tykwer and Wachowskis Talk Toronto-Bound, Epic, Mind-Boggling 'Cloud Atlas' UPDATED

The epic, six-minute trailer for Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis' "Cloud Atlas," debuting at Toronto in September, is here. The adaptation of David Mitchell's novel stars -- deep breath -- Tom Hanks, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Bae Doona, Zhou Xun and Hugh Grant, many of whom are in multiple roles and disguises.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 27, 2012 7:36 PM
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