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    CBS Films Acquires Matthew Warchus Cannes Crowdpleaser 'Pride' for Fall Release

    Another Cannes entry has found a buyer: CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus's "Pride" and is wasting no time opening the well-reviewed dramatic comedy starring Bill Nighy ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"), Imelda Staunton ("Maleficent"), Dominic West ("The Ho...

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    Cannes Review: Matthew Warchus' Moving, Progressive Crowd-Pleaser 'Pride' Starring Bill Nighy, Dominic West & Paddy Considine

    It sometimes feels that the British film industry only makes about three or four different kinds of movies: dreadful gangster films that rarely get a release abroad, gritty social realism pictures, period costume dramas, and semi-quirky comedies with a tearjerking side, exemplified by something like...

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    BBC Films Unveils Lavish Film Slate Ahead of Cannes

    Before closing Cannes Directors' Fortnight with Matthew Warchus' "Pride," about gay activism in the time of Margaret Thatcher, BBC Films has unveiled its upcoming roster of star-studded films.

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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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