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Magnolia Pictures Acquires Cannes Prize Winner 'Force Majeure'

Magnolia Pictures has scooped up US rights to Swedish director Ruben Ostlund's dark family comedy "Force Majeure," winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 28, 2014 4:18 PM
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Exclusive: Stream a Track from Andrew Hewitt's Astonishing Score for 'The Double,' Starring Jesse Eisenberg

Stream the main theme from Richard Ayoade's brilliant "The Double," starring Jesse Eisenberg and his doppelganger, exclusively on TOH! before the film hits theaters and VOD on May 9.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 22, 2014 12:31 PM
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Where Will You Be Watching 'Nymphomaniac' This Weekend?

It has finally come. The unrated "Volume I" of Lars von Trier's erotic opus "Nymphomaniac" arrives in 25 US theaters this Friday March 21. But you may have already seen the saucy, hotly debated, artsy sex epic on VOD, as Magnolia Pictures made the film available on March 7 on cable on demand, Amazon and a smattering of other platforms. "Volume II" hits VOD this Thursday, March 20, with theatrical release to follow April 4.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 19, 2014 4:35 PM
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SXSW Horror Title 'Stage Fright' Goes to Magnolia's Magnet

The genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, Magnet Releasing, has acquired U.S. rights to genre film "Stage Fright," a horror/comedy/musical about "bloodthirsty gorehounds and musical theatre geeks," says rookie writer/director Jerome Sable, whose short “The Legend of Beaver Dam" cut a swath on festival circuit. "Stage Fright," which world premieres in the Midnighters section at March's SXSW Film Festival, stars Allie MacDonald and Douglas Smith, with Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 5, 2014 5:24 PM
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Sundance Buy: Magnolia Grabs CNN Ebert Doc 'Life Itself'

The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures has acquired US theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights to "Life Itself," Steve James' heart-tugging documentary about the life of Roger Ebert. The film brought audiences to tears at January's Sundance Film Festival as they grieved the loss last year of their beloved Chicago film critic after a long battle with cancer.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 4, 2014 7:16 PM
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Pre-Sundance, Magnolia and Paramount Scoop Up Joe Swanberg's 'Happy Christmas'

Ahead of the film's Sundance premiere this weekend, Magnolia Pictures and Paramount Pictures have announced a collaboration to bring director Joe Swanberg's new comedy "Happy Christmas" to theaters in 2014.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 16, 2014 2:20 PM
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Review: In Oscar Nominated 'The Hunt,' Mikkelsen Plays a Man Wrongly Accused of Society's Worst Crime

Certain charges can never be lived down, but will return to haunt you again and again. This is a central theme of Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s brilliantly disturbing “The Hunt,” which has been nominated for the Best Foreign-Language Oscar.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 16, 2014 11:26 AM
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Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Gets US Release Dates from Magnolia

Magnolia has announced the stateside release dates for Lars von Trier's hotly anticipated "Nymphomaniac." It will be broken up into two films, with "Nymphomaniac Part 1" hitting theaters March 21, 2014 (and VOD March 6), and "Part 2" arriving on April 18, 2014 (and VOD April 3).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 5, 2013 12:02 PM
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Magnolia Nabs 'The Double,' Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska (TRAILER)

Magnolia Pictures has snapped up US rights to Richard Ayoade's TIFF dark comedy "The Double," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Check out the atmospheric trailer, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 15, 2013 2:09 PM
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TIFF Deals: A24 Goes 'Under the Skin,' Blanchett in Mamet's 'Blackbird,' CBS Films Takes Radcliffe's 'The F Word,' Lange Replaces Close in 'Therese,' and More

A24 Films is sealing the deal on Jonathan Glazer's moody sci-fi thriller "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien sent to Earth in the guise of a human. More TIFF acquisition news, below.
  • By TOH!
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  • September 10, 2013 1:03 PM
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