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For Your Streaming Consideration: Eight Unsung Male Performances from 2013

While 2013 was certainly a banner year for women in film, let's look back at eight career-best and breakthrough male performances that have been critically unsung at the tail-end of this year as awards roll in and showier performances chew the spotlight.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 16, 2013 3:22 PM
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WATCH: New Trailer for Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor,' Starring Wahlberg, Foster, Kitsch and Hirsch

A new trailer has arrived for Peter Berg's "Lone Survivor," starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana and Emile Hirsch. The film, which follows the true story of four Navy SEALS' covert mission into the mountains of Afghanistan -- and their subsequent ambush -- has its world premiere at AFI FEST on November 12, a limited release December 27, and a national rollout January 10. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 8, 2013 2:57 PM
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Casting Watch: Emile Hirsch to Play John Belushi in Upcoming Biopic

Emile Hirsch has landed the role of John Belushi in an untitled biopic, to be directed by Steve Conrad (screenwriter of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"). Conrad is helming from his own script, based on the 2005 biography of Belushi by Judy Belushi Pisano and Tanner Colby.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2013 12:33 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Wachowskis' Overlooked and Underrated Flop, 'Speed Racer'

Overlooked and Underrated Week begins at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing the Wachowskis' $120 million live-action version of Tatsuo Yoshida's 52-episode anime series, "Speed Racer," a major critical and commercial flop.
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  • April 15, 2013 11:27 AM
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Magnolia Picks Up David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche,' Plus Review and Roundup

Magnolia Pictures is a good home for David Gordon Green's low-budget Sundance entry "Prince Avalanche," a two-hander starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch shot in 16 days in Austin's fire-ravaged Bastrop State Park. The distrib has acquired North American rights and is aiming at a summer release.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 23, 2013 1:58 PM
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Trailer Watch: Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch, Wartorn Lovers in 'Twice Born'

The trailer for Sergio Castellitto's Sarajevo drama "Twice Born," which is heading for Toronto, doesn't communicate much in the way of plot, but does put forth a boatload of emotion and drama. "Twice Born" tells the story of a woman (Penelope Cruz) who comes to Sarajevo with her young son, sixteen years after she lost the boy's father (Emile HIrsch) to the war.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 6, 2012 6:00 AM
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