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Five Films to See or Not-to-See This Weekend, from 'Joe' to Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

This weekend, don't miss what is arguably the best film of director Jim Jarmusch's storied career, "Only Lovers Left Alive," starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as exquisitely cool, ancient vampires still in love after centuries. That film hits LA and NY, along with David Gordon Green's Nicolas Cage starrer "Joe," and "The Railway Man" with Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. In wide release arrive the horror film "Oculus" and Ivan Reitman's "Draft Day," with Kevin Costner.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 3:27 PM
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WATCH: Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton Bicker in New Clip from 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Check out this new clip from Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," featuring Ralph Fiennes and a very geriatric-looking Tilda Swinton. The film, which wowed critics upon its Berlin premiere earlier this month, hits theaters March 7.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 27, 2014 12:26 PM
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Berlin: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Press Conference Sets the Bar High, with Anderson, Fiennes, Murray, Swinton and More

Things are bound to go downhill at the 64th Berlinale, at least in terms of press conferences. The festival opened today with Wes Anderson’s "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and when you have Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe flanking Anderson on the dais, you’re not likely to improve on either the form or the content.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 6, 2014 2:17 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

Youth Runs Wild! continues at Trailers from Hell, with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing Lynne Ramsay's mother-son nightmare "We Need to Talk About Kevin," starring Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller.
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  • January 15, 2014 2:05 PM
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Is Harvey Taking His Scissors to Korean Hit 'Snowpiercer'?

So far, the reviews for dystopian thriller "Snowpiercer" are raves. But that doesn't mean that Harvey Weinstein won't tinker with the Bong Joon-ho film before releasing it to the territories he controls, which are most of the English-speaking world. Australia trade reporter Don Groves reports that Weinstein is tangling with Bong over the final cut of his post-apocalyptic thriller, which is now 126 minutes long, "demanding Bong slash the running time by 20 minutes for the version to be released in TWC’s territories."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 6, 2013 12:59 PM
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Comic-Con First Look: Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem,' Starring Christoph Waltz, Bald and Naked

So far, after one day Summit's "Divergent" and "Ender's Game" presentation provided the big news at Comic-Con. (More on that later.) In other news, Hall H saw the long overdue first woman moderator of a movie panel in Hall H, the LATimes' Hero Complex editor Gina McIntyre. Jenna Busch has moderated one Sunday TV panel, according to Comic-Con staffers.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 19, 2013 6:30 AM
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Cannes Update: Male Dinosaurs Misspeak, Jury and Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Press Conferences (Videos)

The Cannes Film Festival always unveils a few stragglers at the end of the fest, and the 66th installment was no exception. There were quite a few from the likes of Roman Polanski ("Venus in Fur") and Jim Jarmusch ("Only Lovers Left Alive"). While the Cannes jury stepped into the modern world with its rare unanimous choice of a three-hour lesbian romance as this year's winner, ( jury press conference is here), some of the male auteurs and stars at the festival, on the other hand, showed themselves to be politically incorrect dinosaurs.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 27, 2013 4:09 PM
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Cannes Deal: Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' Starring Swinton

"It would take a stake through the heart to keep Barker, Bernard and Leiner away from a good movie,” said producer Jeremy Thomas as Cannes 2013 drew to a close. Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Thomas and Jim Jarmusch's competition title "Only Lovers Left Alive," starring Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, which played well for the press corps Friday in advance of its Saturday Cannes gala premiere. The film was produced by Thomas's Recorded Picture Company and Reinhard Brundig's Pandora Film. Christos Konstantakopoulos of Fairilo House served as executive producer. Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright also star in "Only Left Alive," which is set in Detroit and Tangier and involves both vampires and guitars. The film's synopsis is below:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 24, 2013 8:07 PM
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Wes Anderson's Sprawling Period Pic 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Goes to Fox Searchlight (PRADA VIDEO)

Wes Andersdon's eagerly awaited next film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which just wrapped principal photography at Studio Babelsberg in Germany, has been snapped up not by his last distributor, Focus Features, which released "Moonrise Kingdom" to good numbers and a writing Oscar nomination for Anderson and co-writer Roman Coppola (who have a perfume commercial making the rounds, see below) but by Fox Searchlight.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 28, 2013 2:13 PM
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First Look: Hiddleston and Swinton Vamp It Up in Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

Check out this first new image of Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston in Jim Jarmusch's vampire tale "Only Lovers Left Alive." The film also stars Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 1, 2013 12:54 PM
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