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    10 Things We Learned About Hugh Jackman at the Zurich Film Festival

    Hugh Jackman sent the Swiss city of Zurich into a tizzy over the weekend when he made his way into town to accept the festival's Golden Icon Award and kickoff the screening to his latest box-office hit "Prisoners," directed by "Incendies" filmmaker Denis Villenueve (also in town) and co-starring one...

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    Hugh Jackman Joins Neill Blomkamp's Sci-Fi Comedy 'Chappie'

    Grossing less than $100 million in the U.S., Neil Blomkamp's "Elysium" wasn't the tentpole success Sony or the filmmakers had hoped it would be. But grossing $250 million worldwide, the film (which cost $115 million) wasn't a total wash, and regardless, Blomkamp remains unbowed. His next picture, th...

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    We'd Watch This: Kimberley Peirce Reveals Abandoned Hollywood Murder Mystery With Hugh Jackman & Evan Rachel Wood

    The film scene has gone too long without seeing Kimberly Peirce's name up on a screen — five years since the release of the director's second film, “Stop-Loss,” and nine years before that with her acclaimed 1999 debut, “Boys Don't Cry.” But while the latest occasion for Peirce behind the camera guid...

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    Review: 'Prisoners' Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard & More

    Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Jake Gyllenhaal are on a roll. They recently debuted terrific psychological doppelganger thriller “Enemy” at the Toronto International Film Festival (review here), but first to hit theaters is their second collaboration, “Prisoners." Also playing Toronto, and maki...

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    Prisoners

    Every parents’ nightmare is vividly depicted in "Prisoners," the first Hollywood feature from talented Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, who brought us the chilling Oscar nominee "Incendies."

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    Jake Gyllenhaal & Denis Villeneuve Talk The Birth Of Their Intense Collaboration & Its Extension With 'Prisoners'

    While it’s been favorably (and superficially) compared to David Fincher’s “Seven,” and “Zodiac,” Warner Bros. dark drama, “Prisoners” is such a different kind of beast that those assessments don’t really capture the essence of this harrowing kidnapping and family drama. Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake G...

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    Review: Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal Carry Kidnapping Drama 'Prisoners,' But Is The Story Too Familiar?

    A first-rate ensemble procedural with weighty themes to spare, Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve's tense kidnapping drama "Prisoners" revolves around a familiar set of genre ingredients but lays them out with expert precision. Similar to Villeneuve's Oscar-nominated "Incendies," the director's fir...

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    WATCH: 'Prisoners' Director Denis Villeneuve Talks with NY Times Anatomy of a Scene

    Check out this insightful "Anatomy of a Scene" video feature for the NY Times, where Canadian director Denis Villeneuve talks a pivotal scene from the upcoming crime thriller "Prisoners," out this Friday.

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    Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal In Surprising 'Prisoners'

    Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners sounds cookie-cutter conventional, and in fact there is nothing fresh in the concept: two little girls are abducted, and the father of one of them goes after a suspect the police have released. The clock is ticking ... and other cliches we've heard way too many times...

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    Watch: 5 Clips From Powerful 'Prisoners' Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal & Paul Dano

    Running two and a half hours, soaked in rain and snow, and centering on the disappearance of two young girls that rocks the families involved to the core and finds them pushing their own ethical and emotional borders, there isn't much to smile about in Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners." But it's also o...

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