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IFC Films Nabs 'Adult World,' Starring Emma Roberts as an Aspiring Poet-Turned-Sex Shop Employee

IFC Film has taken North American rights to Scott Coffey's comedy "Adult World," which stars Emma Roberts as an aspiring poet in need of cash who takes a day job at her local sex shop. The film recently had its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Watch a clip below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 10, 2013 12:36 PM
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Weekend Recap: Jude Law, Kristen Stewart, John Cusack as Limbaugh

Kristen Stewart, who walked L.A.'s AFI FEST red carpet for water Salles' "On the Road" this weekend, is looking at life after "Twilight." She's joining Ben Affleck in "Focus," about an experienced con-man and his romantic relationship with a rookie schemer. Written by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the writers of "Crazy, Stupid, Love," the movie was originally set up as another Ryan Gosling/Emma Stone love story.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 5, 2012 12:13 PM
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Arthouse Audit: Controversial 'Paperboy' Leads Weak New Debuts

Although improved from last week's weak openings, the new ones again fell below the strong performance of September's debuts. The controversial "The Paperboy" had the best overall performance. New York openers "Wuthering Heights" and "The House I Live In" managed to stand out among the rest, backed by strong reviews.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • October 7, 2012 4:57 PM
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Review: Cusack and McTeigue's 'The Raven' Does Not Live Up to Literary Promise

Since his ‘90s heyday, John Cusack has seemed plagued by a never-ending struggle to find roles that fit his watchable talents with anything resembling snugness. Where he once made funky-weird blockbusters like "Con Air," bringing his patented brand of wry, whip-smart detachment to the outlandishness unfolding before his eyes,..
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • April 26, 2012 9:15 PM
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Culty John Cusack Romps Through the Getty Villa After Hours

New York Magazine's latest profile by Jada Yuan follows John Cusack through the Getty Villa after hours, where the actor remarks on the emptiness: "We could steal art." Instead he settles for pilfering a bag of chips at the snack stand.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 20, 2012 5:33 PM
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