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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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    Watch: Chris O'Dowd Can't Carry The Weight Of The World In First Clip From Sundance Film 'Calvary' With Brendan Gleeson

    As the various Playlist team members assemble like Voltron in Park City, we're looking at our list of the 30 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival, eager to start making a dent into it. And one movie that we'll surely be getting to is "Calvary."

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    Sundance Watch: First Trailer for John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary,' Starring Brendan Gleeson

    The first trailer for John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary" has arrived, reuniting the director with his "The Guard" star Brendan Gleeson. The film, a dark comedy about a priest having some congregation problems, is set to premiere at Sundance. Watch below.

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    Brendan Gleeson Will Star in David Milch's HBO Pilot 'The Money'

    Of all the brilliant Davids who've churned out the quality HBO dramas that have made the premium network so indispensable, David Milch has the most erratic record. His tremendous Western "Deadwood" was, despite the acclaim the series was given, canceled after three seasons, a pair of promised wrap-u...

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