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WATCH: Stars Collide in First Trailer for Paul Haggis's 'Third Person'

A trailer has landed for the most recent effort from writer-director Paul Haggis (Oscar winner "Crash"). "Third Person," which bowed at last year's Cannes, is finally eyeing a limited stateside release on June 20. Like the multiple-narrative-heavy "Crash," this new drama also follows an array of characters -- in the forms of Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and Moran Atias.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 16, 2014 3:34 PM
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WATCH: Trailer for Dark Comedy 'Better Living Through Chemistry,' Starring Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde UPDATED

UPDATE: A trailer has arrived for dark comedy "Better Living Through Chemistry," starring Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde. The film has also been given a day-and-date from Samuel Goldwyn Films: March 14, for both theatrical and VOD. Watch the trailer below.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 27, 2014 1:17 PM
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For Your Streaming Consideration: Eight Scene-Stealing and Overlooked Female Performances from 2013 (CLIPS)

With many of the major critics' groups nominees and winners landing, and with a Best Actress Oscar race that's virtually locked-and-loaded at this point, there is little hope for any of the year's fine female performances to squeeze in. But these eight actresses deserve kudos, and you can stream their films now. Clips after the jump.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 9, 2013 4:25 PM
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Watch: THR's First Ever Breakthrough Performances Round Table, with Adele Exarchopoulos, Barkhad Abdi, Greta Gerwig and More

The Hollywood Reporter round table series continues with its first ever Breakthrough Performance panel. They assembled newcomers Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips") and Adele Exarchopoulos ("Blue Is the Warmest Color"), along with more seasoned actors who had a breakout year, including Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha"), Kathryn Hahn ("Afternoon Delight"), David Oyelowo ("Lee Daniels' The Butler") and Olivia Wilde ("Drinking Buddies"). Quote highlights and full video, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 2, 2013 12:33 PM
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WATCH: New Clip From Ron Howard's Formula 1 Rivalry Drama 'Rush,' Starring Chris Hemsworth

A new clip from Ron Howard's upcoming "Rush," a drama based on the real life 1970s rivalry of Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, has hit the web before the film's premiere at TIFF in September.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 28, 2013 1:19 PM
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Review: Secret Attraction Brews in Joe Swanberg's Funny and Sharply Observed 'Drinking Buddies'

Joe Swanberg’s “Drinking Buddies,” which hits theaters August 23, is a portrait of individuals navigating the slippery slope of relationships, both romantic and platonic, and quietly, often hilariously nodding to the unspoken intersection of the two.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 19, 2013 2:28 PM
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Trailer Watch: Wilde, Johnson, Kendrick and Livingston Star in Joe Swanberg's Smart, Sexy 'Drinking Buddies'

The first trailer for Joe Swanberg's observant relationship comedy "Drinking Buddies" has arrived. Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson star as flirtatious best friends and craft brewery co-workers; they're both in relationships (with Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick, respectively), but the playful attraction they secretly feel for each other keeps things from being simple -- especially because their jobs demand constant drinking. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 21, 2013 9:00 AM
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Cannes First Look: Paul Haggis Talks 'Third Person,' starring Neeson, Wilde, Franco, Kunis

Paul Haggis has been quiet since his last outing as writer-director, 2010’s “The Next Three Days,” with only a credit on the videogame "Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" to fill in the gap between then and now. But he turned up in Cannes to beat the publicity drum for "Third Person," a multi-stranded relationship drama he shot last fall in Paris, Rome and Cinecitta Studios.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • May 20, 2013 12:59 PM
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Casting Watch: Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass Get a Tense 'Reawakening' in Frankenstein-esque Tale

Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass are signed on to star in medical thriller "Reawakening," with David Gelb ("Jiro Dreams of Sushi") directing and Jason Blum producing. The Frankenstein-esque story centers on a team of research students who unlock the secret to bringing subjects back from the dead, but with malevolent consequences.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 14, 2013 1:38 PM
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Magnolia Snaps Up Joe Swanberg's SXSW Hit 'Drinking Buddies'

Magnolia Pictures has taken North American rights to Joe Swanberg's hilarious and sharply observant relationship comedy "Drinking Buddies," which had its premiere at SXSW on March 9.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 19, 2013 2:51 PM
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