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    Chris Cooper Takes a Role in the Discovery Channel's First Scripted Miniseries 'Klondike'

    Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper has taken the lead role in "Klondike" (that's a working title), the first-ever scripted miniseries from Discovery Channel. The drama, which was announced last year, is not, alas, about the invention of a delicious frozen dessert, but is instead adapted ...

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    Chris Cooper Moves To 'August: Osage County' & James Woods Signs Up For 'White House Down'

    Two of our fave grizzled actors have joined a couple of upcoming flicks, so read onward to see who will growl in what....

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    10th Anniversary: 5 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Bourne Identity'

    Ten years and one day ago, Doug Liman was an independent director with a couple of critical favorites behind him. Ten years and one day ago, Matt Damon was the promising writer/star of "Good Will Hunting" who's seemingly squandered his potential on a string of questionable choices, kept on the A-lis...

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    Chris Cooper & Dianne Wiest To Star In Noah Baumbach's 'The Corrections' On HBO

    While the multiplexes increasingly become a place to house event movies and continue to enable the infantilization of moviegoers' taste -- 3D spectaculars, toy franchises, Michael Bay movies, etc. -- HBO is happy to write checks for big name talent.

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    Stanley Tucci & Chris Cooper Join Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'

    Say what you like about Robert Redford's directorial efforts (like, for instance, that "Quiz Show" aside, they very closely replicate the experience of watching paint dry. Underwater), but he knows how to stack a film with a cast of ringers. Even a film as dull as his recent "The Conspirator" was ab...

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    Amigo—movie review

    Amigo ought to be a great film: the subject is fascinating and still resonates today, even though it takes place over a hundred years ago. The Philippine-American war has been pretty much ignored, by textbook authors as well as moviemakers (but for the 1937 Hollywood movie The Real Glory). A...

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    Watch: Full Trailer For 'The Muppets' Is The Best Yet

    It's not been a banner year for The Playlist's inner child. We've been spoiled in recent years, admittedly, but even the better kids flicks of the year so far, like "Rango" and "Kung Fu Panda 2," seem aimed at adults more than children, drawing on the Western and martial arts genres, but neglecting ...

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    Review: 'The Company Men' A Bland, Out-Of-Touch Look At Job Loss

    “The Company Men,” aka “The Supposed Problems of Unsympathetic Rich People” or “Good Actors Stuck in a Mediocre Movie,” tries to be timely, but it’s as out of touch as Pat Buchanan. It aims for “Up in the Air”-level relevance and poignancy with its plot centering on layoffs at a New England company,...

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    Review: Julie Taymor's 'The Tempest' Is A Blustery Much Ado About Nothing

    This review originally ran during the 2010 New York Film Festival.

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