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Atom Egoyan Vies for Comeback with Revenge Thriller 'Remember' Starring Christopher Plummer

Principal photography starts Monday on Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan's revenge thriller "Remember," produced by Robert and Ari Lantos and starring an international cast: Christopher Plummer (who won a supporting actor Oscar in 2010 for "Beginners"), Martin Landau, Dean Norris, Bruno Ganz, Jurgen Prochnow and Henry Czerny as Plummer's son.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 14, 2014 12:45 PM
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Best of the Week: The East-Meets-West Canon, Top 10 Box Office Takeaways, Mel Gibson Opens Up at Karlovy Vary & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • July 12, 2014 1:33 PM
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Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, and James Vanderbilt Will Tell Dan Rather's Story In 'Truth'

Returning to the hallowed halls of Liberal journalism is "All the President's Men" star Robert Redford, who plans to play Dan Rather, the former CBS newsman whose sterling reputation was, in 2004, forever tainted by a scandal concerning then-President George W. Bush's Air Force records.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 11, 2014 4:24 PM
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Is the Auteur a Brand?

What is an auteur? Richard Brody ponders in The New Yorker.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 11, 2014 1:01 PM
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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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Guillermo del Toro Wants to Cast John Hurt and Unknown Actress in Black-and-White Indie

Obviously refusing to bide what little free time there is, Guillermo del Toro will fill the less-than-wide gap between next year’s “Crimson Peak” and 2017’s “Pacific Rim 2” with, somehow, yet another feature.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 10, 2014 10:50 AM
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WATCH: Cotillard Seeks Help in Dardenne Brothers' Cannes Hit 'Two Days, One Night' (TRAILER)

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne return in a new drama, this time with Marion Cotillard.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 10, 2014 10:06 AM
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Indian Crime Epic 'Gangs of Wasseypur' Coming to US Theaters (TRAILER)

Cinelicious Pics has acquired North American rights to director/writer/producer Anurag Kashyaps' ambitious Indian crime epic "Gangs of Wasseypur," hailed as the "Infernal Affairs," "Godfather" and "City of God" of India. Watch the trailer.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 9, 2014 5:19 PM
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Ridley Scott Talks Through ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Trailer and Digital Magic (VIDEOS)

It's been a while since Ridley Scott's epic "Gladiator" took home the Best Picture Oscar back in 2001. Anyone who’s seen that or "Kingdom of Heaven" or "Robin Hood" can easily conjure the look, feel and scale of Scott's return to the sword-and-sandal genre with the Biblical "Exodus: Gods and Kings." Lo and behold, see the first trailer below (the poster definitely reaches for a "300" feel).
  • By Anne Thompson and Nick Newman
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  • July 9, 2014 1:26 PM
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Daniel Radcliffe Leaves Potter Behind, Re-Teams with Jon Hamm in UK's 'A Young Doctor's Notebook' Season Two (VIDEOS)

A new season of Brit drama "A Young Doctor's Notebook," once pegged as a four-part miniseries for the UK's Sky 1, now offers Daniel Radcliffe an extended stay in the television realm -- and life beyond Harry Potter.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 9, 2014 12:32 PM
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