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    Casting: Miles Teller Gets 'Whiplash'; Sam Rockwell Scares Up 'Poltergeist' & More

    As always, the wheelers and dealers in Hollywood are inking contracts and getting movies made, and quite a bit of movement has happened over the last week and a bit, so let's just dive right in...

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    Britain's 2013 Olivier Award Nominees Include Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Kristin Scott Thomas

    Nominees for the 2013 Olivier Awards were announced today, including notable screen actors Helen Mirren, Rupert Evertt, Kristin Scott Thomas and James McAvoy for their recent stage performances. Britain's equivalent of the Tonys, the awards are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to ...

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    Review: Rebecca Hall Chiller 'The Awakening' Is Flawed, But Also Kind Of A Blast

    All too often, the horror genre is at the less respectable end of the critical spectrum, with cheap, gory exploitation fare designed to bring in hordes of teenagers on opening weekend, and not do much beyond that. But there have been exceptions over the years, in the form of a classier kind of scare...

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    Ghostbuster at Downton Abbey: 'The Awakening' (Review)

    If you approach 'The Awakening' as I did, a fan of Dominic West from 'The Wire' (gritty West) and 'The Hour' (dashing West)  -- well, we’ll always have 'The Wire' and 'The Hour.' He is is so underused that he barely gets to raise an eyebrow in ...

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    Maleficent Starts Production

    Here's the first image from the Angelina Jolie starring movie written by Linda Woolverton.

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    Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Sam Riley & Lesley Manville Join 'Maleficent' With Angelina Jolie

    With cameras set to roll this summer, "Maleficent" is moving fast, and after adding Sharlto Copley last week, it has bolstered the cast with some more, mostly British names. 

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    Toby Jones & Sienna Miller To Star In BBC TV Drama About Relationship Between Alfred Hitchcock & Tippi Hedren

    Considering he's the most instantly recognizable and iconic filmmaker of all time (bar perhaps Charlie Chaplin), a man whose silhouette alone became a brand name, it's surprising that no one has ever made a film about Alfred Hitchcock, especially considering the particular obsessions in his ...

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    Arthur Christmas—movie review

    It’s rare for me to laugh out loud, repeatedly, during a movie these days, but 'Arthur Christmas' gave me that welcome opportunity. It is so ingenious, endearing, and downright funny that it instantly joins the ranks of first-class holiday movies, intended for viewers young and old. I ...

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    LFF '11 Review: Rebecca Hall Chiller 'The Awakening' Is Flawed, But Also Kind Of A Blast

    It might seem ingracious to complain, but film festivals can sometimes be something of a slog. For every transcendent piece of cinema, there are two or three well-meaning, firmly mediocre pictures clogged with mental illness, child abuse and miserable sex. Which is exactly why most film festivals mi...

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    Watch: New Teaser Trailer For Aardman Animated 'Arthur Christmas'

    Christmas has definitely come early this year with a new teaser trailer for "Arthur Christmas," Sony's 3D animated co-production with Aardman. The first teaser definitely got us interested back in December and the new one is equally entertaining. Boasting a talented cast that includes James McAvoy, ...

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