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First Reviews of Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight' Spell a Minor Effort

With an embargo having been lifted at midnight, the first wave of reviews for Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight” are coming fast. At first blush, it seems to follow the pattern established by Woody Allen’s later years: a highly acclaimed effort ("Blue Jasmine," in this case) finds itself followed by a slightly pleasant, ultimately airy trip.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 18, 2014 3:18 PM
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Venice Film Festival Opens With Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's 'Birdman'

The 71st Venice Film Festival has announced that it will launch on August 27 with the world premiere of Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's "Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance".
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • July 10, 2014 7:00 AM
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Five New Photos from Iñárritu's Mysterious New Film 'Birdman'

Alejandro González Iñárritu hasn't released a full-length film since 2010's "Biutiful," so there's been plenty of anticipation for this year's "Birdman"--especially after it didn't quite make it to Cannes this spring.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 20, 2014 12:22 PM
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Woody Allen's Next Film Begins Casting, Expected to Shoot in Rhode Island in July

Woody Allen's films have taken us all over the world these last few years--Paris in 2011, Rome in 2012, San Francisco in 2013 and the French Riviera this year in his new "Magic in the Moonlight"--and his next film will bring us back home, according to some juicy, newly released details.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 2, 2014 10:48 AM
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Emma Stone Will Star Opposite Joaquin Phoenix in Woody Allen's Next Film

Emma Stone, who stars in Woody Allen's upcoming feature "Magic in the Moonlight," is also now signed on to star in the prolific director's next film, opposite Joaquin Phoenix.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 6, 2014 1:45 PM
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Box Office Top Ten: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Clears the Field, But Sets No Records

This year the official summer season launches, as did last, with a Marvel comic sequel. But Sony's costly "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," while it opened $2 million ahead of the expected gross of $90 million, is nowhere close to last year's Marvel entry. While it's scoring overseas, it could face a long road to profitability.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • May 4, 2014 1:13 PM
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WATCH: Andrew Garfield Hosts a Fantastic, Instant Classic SNL (VIDEO)

Here it is--a genuinely great episode of "Saturday Night Live." Bolstered by the measured goofiness of Andrew Garfield, this episode was inspired and consistent. There was nothing too experimental or wild, but it was SNL doing what they do best and hitting all of their marks and delivered some important satire.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 4, 2014 12:44 PM
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WATCH: Emma Stone and Jimmy Fallon Do Hilarious Lip Sync Battle on 'Tonight Show'

Fiery redhead Emma Stone has a busy summer ahead. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" opens today, she's got Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight" out in July and she has wrapped up Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's comedy "Birdman." Recently, she took to the stage of "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." Watch her do lip sync battle with him here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 2, 2014 12:06 PM
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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' First Reviews Unspool (TRAILER)

Early reviews of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," in theaters May 2, have landed, and consensus is wishy-washy. Most critics agree that the film is too long and overstuffed, but that the romantic chemistry between leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone is hard to resist.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 9, 2014 11:34 AM
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WATCH: New International Trailer for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

A new international trailer has arrived for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," starring the intensely likable Andrew Garfield as young Spidey and Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen Stacey. On villain duty is Jamie Foxx, as the sparkly Electro. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 13, 2013 2:49 PM
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