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    Weekend Recap: Jude Law, Kristen Stewart, John Cusack as Limbaugh

    Kristen Stewart, who walked L.A.'s AFI FEST red carpet for water Salles' "On the Road" this weekend, is looking at life after "Twilight." She's joining Ben Affleck in "Focus," about an experienced con-man and his romantic relationship with a rookie schemer. Written by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa,...

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    Actor Beware As Fassbender Joins Malick's Music Scene Romance; Cutting Room Victims Speak Out

    Actor Beware As Fassbender Joins Malick's Music Scene Romance; Cutting Room Victims Speak Out

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    Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone Out, Ben Affleck In For 'Focus'

    Sorry guys and gals, a third reteam for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone following "Crazy Stupid Love" and the upcoming "Gangster Squad" isn't in the cards. But Ben Affleck? That's a pretty nice consolation prize.

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    Terrence Malick's 'To the Wonder' Finally Lands With Magnolia Pictures

    In the second high-profile acquisition of the day, Magnolia Pictures announced Friday morning that it has secured U.S. rights to Terrence Malick’s “To the Wonder.” Also Friday, Entertainment One nailed down North American rights to Brian De Palma’s “Passion,” anot...

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    25 New Photos From Ben Affleck's Thriller 'Argo'

    Ben Affleck's third feature-length effort "Argo" is like three movies in one. It's a thriller, a political drama, and even a Hollywood satire. The fact that it seamlessly mixes in the latter -- the comedy and near-absurdity of a fake Hollywood production -- with the grave and sombe...

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    Casey Affleck To Star In Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Produced 'Race To The South Pole'; Whitey Bulger Biopic Still In The Cards

    What's better than one Affleck? Two Afflecks. And what's better than two Afflecks? Two Afflecks and a Damon. That's right all three are coming together, putting their Voltron like powers toward a project that's a bit unexpected.

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    Oscar Watch: Why Affleck's 'Argo' Hits the Zeitgeist, Early Reviews

    Ben Affleck has another hit due to arrive in theaters October 12. But "Argo," his third feature as director, will be even more commercially successful than 2007's "Gone Baby Gone" and 2012's "The Town," which earned Jeremy Renner a supporting actor nomination. That's because while Affleck understood...

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    Why 'To the Wonder' Is Terrence Malick's Most Accessible Work in Years

    "The Tree of Life" was the epitome of Malick's cosmic fixations, but the comparatively muted "To the Wonder" delivers a similar collage of memories and desires in more easily digestible fragments.

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    Surprise! 'The Master' Tops Our End-of-Venice Poll

    Paul Thomas Anderson's film proved to the juggernaught of this year's Venice Film Festival, handily taking both top film and performances in our Criticwire wrap-up poll.

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    VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Terrence Malick's TO THE WONDER

    A movement from the universal to the particular: that’s what Terrence Malick’s "To the Wonder" feels like, a year after "The Tree of Life."

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