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'Decoding Annie Parker' Is True Breast Cancer Quest (TRAILER)

Rookie director Steven Bernstein's true breast cancer saga "Decoding Annie Parker," which opens Friday, stars Helen Hunt as famed geneticist Mary-Claire King, who painstakingly tracked down the BRCA-1 genetic marker for breast cancer, and Samantha Morton in the title role of a woman who is convinced that breast cancer runs in families, which won her Best Actress at the last year's Seattle International Film Festival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2014 12:26 PM
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Kevin Spacey Q & A: 'House of Cards' Wouldn't Exist Without Richard III, Focus of Self-Released Doc (VIDEO)

It's easy to assume that a documentary financed and self-released by Kevin Spacey will be a vanity project. Especially the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere "NOW in the Wings on a World Stage," now streaming, which follows the head of the Old Vic around the world as he stars in 200 performances of Sam Mendes' Bridge Project production of Shakespeare's "Richard III."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2014 11:32 AM
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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Talk Their Long Partnership, Upcoming Comedy 'Neighbors' (Video Interview)

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg talk their long partnership and the upcoming sure-to-be a hit comedy, "Neighbors."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 29, 2014 5:28 PM
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Dane DeHaan Talks 'Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Meteoric Career (TRAILERS)

Moviegoers are starting to pick up on what Hollywood already knows: Dane DeHaan is going to be a movie star. Remember when theater-trained actress Jessica Chastain kept being cast in movie after movie? That's what's been happening to DeHaan, who is 28, ever since he broke out in the HBO series "In Treatment," as Jesse, one of therapist Gabriel Byrne's patients.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 29, 2014 5:20 PM
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How 'The German Doctor' Director Lucia Puenzo Found a Film in the Pages of Her Own Novel About Josef Mengele

Lucia Puenzo is both a director and a novelist, but she is foremost a storyteller. The Argentine filmmaker adapted her latest entry, the dark historical drama "The German Doctor," from her fifth novel. It follows a wayward family in 1960 Patagonia that takes in the devil in a blue sedan, an enigmatic figure who turns out to be Josef Mengele, the notorious Nazi doctor who treated humans like entomological test subjects before fleeing to South America, where he died in exile.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 29, 2014 3:02 PM
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Tom Hardy and Steven Knight Explain How the Hell They Pulled Off Must-See 'Locke'

Writer-director Steven Knight and actor Tom Hardy shot "Locke" 16 times from start to end in 12 days, locked inside a moving car on the M6 in England, with multiple cameras filming. Yes, Tom Hardy was often driving that car, but not always. In a video interview the two men explain how they pulled off the ultimate film acting stunt.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 25, 2014 2:03 PM
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Motion Capture Maestro Andy Serkis Talks 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Andy Serkis came to Stuttgart on Wednesday and Europe's premier computer graphics conference, FMX, finally got a taste of star power after nearly 20 years. It probably could've done without the heavy security, though, as Fox took every precaution to prevent online piracy. The performance capture guru showed the same footage from "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" that was glimpsed at WonderCon last week, and discussed the continuing evolution of his digital craft.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 24, 2014 2:05 PM
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WATCH: John Turturro Spans Career, 'Fading Gigolo' and More in Hour-Long Conversation at 92nd Street Y

Triple-threat John Turturro wrote, directed and stars alongside Woody Allen in the new comedy "Fading Gigolo," now the second best limited opening of 2014 so far. Following a screening of the film in New York at the 92nd Street Y, Turturro sat down with critic Annette Insdorf for an hour-long conversation about the film and his career. Watch here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 23, 2014 1:21 PM
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New 'Star Wars' Will Cost $200 Million, Casting "Almost Done," George Lucas Still Consulting on Films

Disney chair Alan Horn sat down with Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg Television to discuss the on-the-horizon "Star Wars" trilogy set to unfold over the next several years. Quote highlights, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 12:36 PM
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Read an Excerpt from Andy Warhol's Delightfully Morbid 1974 Interview with Alfred Hitchcock

A rare excerpt has surfaced from Andy Warhol's chat with director Alfred Hitchcock in a September 1974 issue of Interview Magazine. While this unusual meeting of the minds doesn't offer explicit insights into Hitchcock's filmmaking process, the conversation feels more like a portrait of these artists' warped minds.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 21, 2014 2:13 PM
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