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Emily Blunt in Talks to Star in Denis Villeneuve's Next Film

Denis Villeneuve has had a big last six months, with well-regarded thrillers "Prisoners" and "Enemy," both starring Jake Gyllenhaal, arriving in theaters. Now the Quebecois director has tapped Emily Blunt to be in his next nail-biter, "Sicario."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 2, 2014 3:14 PM
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This Weekend, Drive Past 'Need for Speed' and Head for the Indies

This weekend, your best bet is to steer clear of "Need for Speed" and seek out a few indies instead. The critics have spoken, and "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul's first mainstream theatrical vehicle, based on the wildly popular video game racing franchise, has no wheels. So instead, why not catch not one, but two hunky Jake Gyllenhaals in Denis Villeneuve's moody "Enemy," director Jason Bateman's "Bad Words," the long-awaited "Veronica Mars" movie, or even some sweet old folks in "Le Week-End"? Trailers below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 12, 2014 7:55 PM
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WATCH: Find Out How Jake Gyllenhaal Meets His Double in New Featurette for 'Enemy'

A new behind-the-scenes featurette has arrived for Denis Villeneuve's meticulous, dread-inducing doppelganger tale "Enemy," starring Jake Gyllenhaal times two. The film is already available via VOD, and hits theaters March 14.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 18, 2014 2:24 PM
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Famed Cinematographer Roger Deakins Talks Coens, Storytelling, 'Prisoners'

I spoke to British cinematographer Roger Deakins via Skype while he was filming Angelina Jolie's challenging new film "Unbroken" on the water in New Zealand. Deakins, who often collaborates with the Coen brothers, is a go-to cinematographer for many filmmakers and is revered by actors because he puts storytelling front and center.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 13, 2014 7:47 PM
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TIFF, Day Five: Villeneuve's 'Enemy,' Reichardt's 'Night Moves' and the Overstuffed 'August: Osage County'

Sometimes you shouldn't listen to people you're standing next to in line, no matter how charming you find them.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • September 13, 2013 12:10 PM
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'Prisoners' Sounds Familiar: Dano Joins Jackman, Gyllenhaal, Leo

Imitation is the usual form of Hollywood flattery. You can count on a movie like "Taken" to not only spawn a sequel (which opened well enough to reinforce Liam Neeson's misguided belief that chasing big paydays is the best career path) but a slew of imitators.
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • October 9, 2012 1:02 PM
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