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WATCH: Pulse-Pounding New 'Foxcatcher' Teaser Trailer Stars Steve Carell and Channing Tatum

Awards hopes are high for Cannes Best Director winner Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," the true crime story of an Olympic wrestling champ tangled in a folie-a-deux with his schizophrenic, wealthy patron. Watch the latest teaser trailer here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 2, 2014 1:55 PM
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Box Office Top Ten: So Far Comedy, Family Fare and Fox Dominate the Summer

Hollywood front-loaded the summer with big-budget actioners to get ahead of the month-long World Cup, which provides massive international competition. But this weekend two sequels, Sony comedy "22 Jump Street" and Dreamworks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" scored well stateside. And both improved on their previous efforts' March openings, each delivering more than $50 million, which is rare for the same weekend.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • June 15, 2014 1:21 PM
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This Movie Weekend Looks Bright, From an Oscar Sure-Bet to a Raunchy Buddy Comedy and a Grab Bag of Fest Faves

This weekend boasts two major studio releases poised to duke it out for box office victory, as well as a few more modestly scaled indies that have been holding court on the festival circuit all year.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 12, 2014 4:18 PM
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Why 'Jupiter Ascending' Really Got Pushed (TRAILER)

Want to know the real reason why Warner Bros. is pushing back "Matrix" creators Andy and Lana Wachowski's “Jupiter Ascending,” starring Mila Kunis and a puckish Channing Tatum, from summer season July 18 to off-peak Feb. 6, 2015? It's not only the recent studio trend to invest more time and money in already expensive would-be tentpoles rather than risk not pleasing audiences.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 9, 2014 1:06 PM
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Cannes: 'Foxcatcher' Tells Riveting Murder Tale, as Award Season Beckons (POSTER)

Expectations were running high at festival midpoint at Cannes for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," which did not disappoint the international critics Monday morning, who gave the film a healthy round of applause. With "Capote" and "Moneyball" behind him, Cannes anointed the director with a first-time competition auteur slot. Will Jane Campion's jury throw any awards at this intense murder drama financed by Annapurna?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 24, 2014 3:14 PM
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WATCH: Steve Carell at His Most Unsettling in First Clip from 'Foxcatcher,' Competing at Cannes

A first clip is here from Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher." As you may recall, the film was originally looking at a fall 2013 debut, but was then pushed back due to a "huge editing process." It's now premiering at Cannes, set to play the competition lineup next week.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 16, 2014 1:25 PM
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'Foxcatcher' Gets Award Season November Release

Sony Pictures Classics will release Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" on November 14, a full year after it was scheduled to open at the AFI Film Festival 2013. Michael Barker and Tom Bernard pulled the film from that festival; it's now heading to screen in competition at Cannes. It's a big deal to be anointed a full-fledged auteur your first time playing that festival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 23, 2014 11:49 AM
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'Magic Mike 2' Set to Shoot This Fall

"Magic Mike 2," the sequel to the baby-oiled and rippling original which grossed $167 million worldwide, will reportedly start production this fall.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 28, 2014 12:05 PM
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'Foxcatcher,' Starring Channing Tatum and Steve Carell, Reportedly Set to Premiere at Cannes

Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," which at one point was set to premiere at last year's AFI FEST and be part of the Oscar season, will reportedly have its world premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, which opens with another movie pulled from Oscar season contention, Nicole Kidman vehicle "Grace of Monaco."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 28, 2014 11:29 AM
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Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth and More Set to Present at 2014 Golden Globes UPDATED

UPDATE: More presenters have been announced for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards on January 12.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 8, 2014 3:00 PM
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