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Guy Pearce Joins Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult in Dystopian Romance 'Equals'

Yes, we have another dystopian movie coming up. In Drake Doremus's romance "Equals," Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play young lovers in a romance written by Nathan Parker, set in a society where emotions have supposedly been eradicated. Just ahead of the stateside opening of David Michôd's Cannes hit "The Rover," Guy Pearce ("Memento") is joining Stewart and Hoult.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 12, 2014 1:16 PM
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Review Roundup: 'Jack the Giant Slayer,' from Fee-Fi to Ho-Hum, End of Fairy Tale Rainbow?

Critics are divided on Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Slayer," starring Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci and Eleanor Tomlinson. Some bluntly call it "pretty dumb" and label it as yet another Hollywood cash-in on the fairytale trend, while others find Singer's direction admirable -- "smart, thrilling and a whole lot of fun." Roundup below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 27, 2013 12:40 PM
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