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Drafthouse Films Acquires Cannes Buzz Title 'La French,' Starring Jean Dujardin

Drafthouse Films has acquired US distribution rights to director Cedric Jimenez's period crime thriller "La French" starring Jean Dujardin.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 27, 2014 8:00 AM
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Review: George Clooney's World War II Adventure 'The Monuments Men' Never Achieves Liftoff

George Clooney' true-life World War II adventure "The Monuments Men" never achieves liftoff.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 6, 2014 6:17 PM
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Trailer Watch: Oscar Heavies Cotillard and Dujardin Star in 'Big Chill'-esque 'Little White Lies'

Check out the trailer for Guillaume Canet's ensemble drama "Little White Lies," starring wife Marion Cotillard, Francois Cluzet and pre-"The Artist" Jean Dujardin as friends whose relationships are thrown into confusion after a near-fatal motorcycle accident besets a member of the group. This is Canet's follow-up to 2008's critical and commerical success "Tell No One," also starring Cluzet.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 27, 2012 1:34 PM
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IN THE WORKS: 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Blanchett-Wasikowska Lesbian Romance, Paltrow for Picasso & Dujardin's Next

Ridley Scott has an idea for a sequel to his classic 1982 film "Blade Runner," and the original's writer Hampton Fancher is in talks to put it into action on paper. Scott and Alcon Entertainment say only that the story would pick up "some years after the first film concluded."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 18, 2012 6:23 PM
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SAG Awards Set Date for 2013

Next year's 19th Annual SAG Awards will take place on January 27, 2013, at Los Angeles' Shrine Exposition Center. For the eighth year running, the show will be simulcast on TNT and TBS. Here's a recap of the 2012 show and winners, which boasted 5.2 million viewers.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 16, 2012 1:57 PM
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Awards Video: BAFTA Winners Streep and Dujardin Campaign for Oscar, Davis and Spencer Get Real on Smiley

Thankfully for Oscar Show ratings, while many races are seemingly locked in, the Best Actor and Best Actress race are not. This opens up an opportunity for each viral video clip, awards win, or high-profile in-depth interview to make a difference with Academy voters. Thus Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin's BAFTA wins Sunday drove forward Oscar momentum (see below).
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • February 13, 2012 12:26 PM
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