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Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill Joining Joel and Ethan Coen's 'Hail, Caesar!'

The Coen brothers are adding Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill to their story of a corrupt classic Hollywood.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 10, 2014 10:57 AM
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'Captain America' Tops Box Office Top Ten for Third Week as Depp's 'Transcendence' Flops

This Easter weekend three religious-themed films made the Top 10, led by new opener "Heaven Is for Real" (Sony) which barely missed taking the #2 spot despite playing in more than 1,000 fewer screens than the box office leaders. This unheralded low-budget effort reinforces the most significant trend of 2014 so far: faith-based films nabbing substantial audiences.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • April 20, 2014 1:03 PM
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Best of the Week: Jarmusch Ranked, Nic Cage's Soul Still Dances in 'Joe,' Ten Best 'Mad Men' Episodes & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • April 12, 2014 11:00 AM
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WATCH: Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer Talk the Mysteries of 'Under the Skin' in New Featurette

Ahead of the film's expansion this weekend, an illuminating new "Under the Skin" featurette has landed. Watch as Jonathan Glazer talks the evolution of the story, loosely based on Michel Faber's novel, from script to screen, and Scarlett Johansson talks getting into her character, an alien succubus in human guise who preys on single men in Scotland.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 10, 2014 5:45 PM
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'Chef' First Look: Favreau's Indie Road Movie is Food Porn (NEW POSTER, TRAILER)

Writer-director Jon Favreau took his scruffy indie crowdpleaser to SXSW and now the family movie about food is heading for theaters. Open Road will open the film starring Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey, Jr. on May 9. "I shoot food like Michael Bay shoots babes in bikinis," says Favreau. See new trailer and full poster below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 7, 2014 2:53 PM
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Career Watch: How Should Scarlett Johansson Use Her Box Office Superpowers? (CLIPS)

She certainly can lure audiences -- but how should Scarlett seduce us next?
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • April 7, 2014 1:45 PM
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This Weekend, Watch Johansson and Gainsbourg Suck Men's Souls in 'Under the Skin' and 'Nymphomaniac: Volume II'

This weekend, catch sexy Scarlett Johansson in not one, but two films, and in two wildly different roles. While reviews are solid-gold for the Marvel sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," in which she stars opposite the reassuringly bland charms of Chris Evans, you're unlikely to see a weirder, or better, movie than Jonathan Glazer's freaky-good succubus-from-space odyssey "Under the Skin."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 3, 2014 3:30 PM
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Jonathan Glazer Explains Why 'Under the Skin' Took a Decade to Make: "I'm stubborn" (VIDEOS)

Filmmaker Jonathan Glazer on why it took him ten years to make "Under the Skin": "I am stubborn, you have to strong have a strong will to do anything really, to stand by what you are trying to do. It's made a lot easier when you are inspired by something."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 1, 2014 5:20 PM
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LISTEN: Stream Mica Levi's Insane 'Under the Skin' Score in Its Entirety

Jonathan Glazer's "Under The Skin" is unlike any film you've ever seen and, fitfully, its score by Mica Levi of indie band Micachu & The Shapes sounds like nothing you've ever heard, either. You can stream the whole album now.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 27, 2014 1:00 PM
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Can Sexy Scarlett Turn 'Under the Skin' Into an Arthouse Hit? (TRAILER)

Could Sexy Scarlett Johansson turn bizarre sci-fi flick "Under the Skin," Jonathan Glazer's return to filmmaking after a decade, into an arthouse hit?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 26, 2014 5:56 PM
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