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Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Sundance Fave 'Infinitely Polar Bear,' Starring Mark Ruffalo

Sony Pictures Classics has snagged all North American, German, UK, Scandinavian, Eastern European and Russian rights to Maya Forbes' directorial debut 'Infinitely Polar Bear,' warmly received at its 2014 Sundance premiere.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 1, 2014 1:13 PM
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Larry Kramer's 'A Normal Heart' Will Debut on HBO in May

Ryan Murphy and Larry Kramer's adaptation of his Tony-winning play 'A Normal Heart,' starring Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts, will debut in May for HBO Films.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 9, 2014 6:56 PM
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TIFF Review: John Carney's 'Can a Song Save Your Life?'

How about we call it “Twice”? Director John Carney so desperately wants to recreate the success of “Once” with his latest pop-musical fairy tale, “Can a Song Save Your Life?,” that it’s almost embarrassing, even if there are a number of good things to say about it. Enough good things, in fact, that the Weinstein Co. already snatched the movie up out of Toronto for a reported $7-odd-million. And you can easily see why: It possesses the kind of shameless sentimentality that sells. And a shallowness that’s ultimately depressing.
  • By John Anderson
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  • September 9, 2013 6:00 AM
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First Look: Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell in New Images from 'Foxcatcher'

Two new stills from Oscar-nominated director Bennett Miller's ("Capote," "Moneyball") upcoming "Foxcatcher" have arrived. The images feature Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and a scarily unrecognizable Steve Carell.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 5, 2013 1:26 PM
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WATCH: Ruffalo Plays Sex Addict in Comedy 'Thanks for Sharing,' with Paltrow and Robbins (TRAILER)

The first trailer for "Thanks for Sharing," the directorial debut "The Kids are All Right" co-writer Stuart Blumberg, has been released. The film, which premiered last year at TIFF, stars Mark Ruffalo as a sex addict and Gwyneth Paltrow as the woman who loves him, with Tim Robbins co-starring.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 27, 2013 3:47 PM
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'Now You See Me': More Abracadabra, Less Explanation, Please

Learning the inner workings of a magic trick is almost always a bit of a disappointment. The magician's flourish is what makes the show fun--see the nuts and bolts of his or her work, and the sense of wonder shatters. It's fitting then, that surprise hit "Now You See Me" reflects the profession upon which it focuses: it's most fun during the trick, and much less so when the curtain is pulled back for us. Still, it's a fun summer fluff movie that transports and maybe even wows a bit--as long as you don't look too close.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 2, 2013 4:50 PM
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Trailer Watch: 'Now You See Me' Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman in Cat-and-Mouse Caper

The new trailer for director Louis Leterrier's heist thriller 'Now You See Me' has arrived. The FBI team-vs.-illusionists comedy caper boasts an all-star cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Melanie Laurent.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 12, 2013 12:48 PM
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'Avengers' Cast to Present at the Oscars

Marvel isn't missing a promo trick, nor is the ever-youth-audience-chasing Oscar telecast. "The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will present on-stage at the Oscars on February 24.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 6, 2013 12:31 PM
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Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo to Star in Larry Kramer's HIV-AIDS Drama 'The Normal Heart,' with Director Ryan Murphy

Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo are set to star in HBO Films' "The Normal Heart." Roberts' "Eat Pray Love" director Ryan Murphy will helm the project, set to shoot in New York City later this year. The film will be based on Larry Kramer's Tony Award winning play of the same name.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 4, 2013 5:34 PM
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Weekend Recap: Jeremy Renner on SNL, 'Now You See Me' Trailer, Rome Fest Winners, Stoppard on Love, and PT Anderson SteadiCams

The weekend in review, from Jeremy Renner's SNL stint to Tom Stoppard's knowledge of "Anna Karenina" and a brief history of Paul Thomas Anderson's relationship with the SteadiCam.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 19, 2012 1:49 PM
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