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    Watch: First Trailer for Berlin Film Festival Winner 'Calvary' starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd and Aiden Gillen

    Brendan Gleeson stars as a priest on the run from a sex abuse victim seeking revenge in John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary."

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    Watch: New Trailer For Berlin Film Fest Winner 'Calvary' Starring Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly & Chris O'Dowd

    The year isn't even half over, but it's been a pretty good one for "The Guard" writer/director John Michael McDonagh. The filmmaker arrived in Sundance with his latest "Calvary" and got some great reviews (we said it was "soaring close to something divine") and then the movie headed to the Berlin Fi...

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    Taylor Kitsch and Brendan Gleeson in Exclusive Poster for 'The Grand Seduction'

    Indiewire has an exclusive first look at the poster for the upcoming indie "The Grand Seduction," which stars Taylor Kitsch and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Don McKellar and written by Michael Dowse and Ken Scott, "The Grand Seduction's" tagline states: "A lie this big only works if everyone pitches...

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    The Indie Roots of the New 'Star Wars' Cast

    This week, after a steady stream of leaks threatened to become an out-of-control geyser, Disney announced the cast for their forthcoming, as-yet-un-subtitled "Star Wars – Episode VII." Alongside returning favorites Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhem and Kenny Ba...

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    'Star Wars 7' Cast Now Official: Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Max Von Sydow, Harrison Ford & More

    Well, so much for the speculation, now it's time to make it official. With a table read of J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode 7" happening this week, the cast has been officially revealed. Check it out below. More to come....

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    Watch: First Trailer For Don McKellar's 'The Grand Seduction' Starring Taylor Kitsch & Brendan Gleeson

    If you are a member of the Brendan Gleeson fan club (and really, who isn’t?), then this summer should be a blast for you. While you are most likely aware of his upcoming film “Calvary,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to solid buzz and comes out this August, you may be surpris...

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    Helen Mirren To Star In Stolen Art Drama 'The Golden Lady,' Johnny Flynn To Play Queen Drummer & More

    If the box office results for "The Monuments Men" prove anything, it's that there's a mature audience eager for stories about art being recovered from the Nazis. It certainly doesn't hurt if there's some recognizable faces in there, and another project is brewing with a veteran star bringing a major...

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    Sundance Review: John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’ Starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd & Kelly Reilly

    Something black and acidic runs through the veins of those McDonagh brothers; there’s just something not quite right with these lads...and thank goodness for that. Playwright and younger sibling Martin McDonagh made a splash in Ireland’s theater scene with his hilarious, tart, pitch-black plays and ...

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    Sundance Review: In 'Calvary,' John Michael McDonagh Tries Sincerity On For Size

    “I think there’s too much talk about sins and not enough talk about virtues," Father James says in director John Michael McDonagh’s second film “Calvary,” an Irish mystery-comedy hybrid. Echoing Montgomery Clift's Father Logan in Alfred Hitchcock's 1953 thriller "I Confess," the vested protagonist e...

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    Fox Searchlight Picks Up 'Calvary' In Second Buy of Sundance

    In its second big buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired U.S. rights and some international territories to the Irish comedy-drama "Calvary," from writer-director John Michael McDonagh ("The Guard").

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