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    Weinstein Co. Awards Plans Come Into Focus: What Are Their Oscar Frontrunners?

    Dating a film says a lot about a distributor's plans. So the later the film comes out--in the thick of the most congested season of the year-- the more willing the company is to step up and promote. It means they have skin in the Oscar game. There's no other reason to put out a limited-release movie...

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    Watch: James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain Are 'Him' and 'Her' in 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Trailer

    The first trailer for Ned Benson's first feature film "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" had just been released. The ambitious project was initially two separate films, "Him" and "Her." Benson then reedited and unified it into "Them," which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 C...

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    Watch: Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Fall In Love In First Trailer For 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

    This fall, Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy will come together and break apart in "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby," but you'll have three ways to see the movie. You can watch at as it was first shown at TIFF last year, in two parts, "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: His" and "The Disappearan...

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    WATCH: James McAvoy & Jessica Chastain Are Lovers Torn Asunder in 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Trailer

    At last, the trailer has arrived for Ned Benson's hotly buzzed-about two-hander romance "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain as lovers in a rough patch. Is it an Oscar contender?

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    Here Are 13 Corrupt Cops On Film We Love to Hate

    In the raunchy comedy-crime film "Filth" (out now in theaters and available to view on video-on-demand platforms), James McAvoy stars as a less-than-saintly cop. In honor of "Filth" and McAvoy's memorable character, Indiewire has decided to compile a list of some of film's most rotten men in blue.

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    James McAvoy on Getting 'Filth'-y for a Career Redefining Performance

    If you consider James McAvoy to be a heartthrob, get ready to have your heart broken.

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    Review: James McAvoy Shines In Otherwise Disappointing 'Filth'

    One thing we resolved early on, having read around on the subject a little: to try, try, try to get through just the first sentence of our review of “Filth,” the Jon S. Baird-directed adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel, without mentioning “Trainspotting.” So, obviously, we’re pretty disappointed wit...

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    The Best & Worst Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

    Well, knock us down with a feather. We'd been positively fearing "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" from afar. It had a been a while since the franchise peaked, and on paper, the giant cast list seemed to promise another "X-Men: The Last Stand"-style mess at best. Plus director Bryan Singer's last film, "...

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    X-Men: Days Of Future Past

    "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" is vibrant and entertaining.

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    Career Watch: Will James McAvoy’s ‘X’ Factor Raise His Stature?

    With its time-traveling multi-generational cast, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is a-swarm with super-powered beings. Yet James McAvoy manages to prove -- as he did before in 2011’s “X-Men: First Class” -- that brains are often as crucial as brawn when it comes to comic-book heroes.

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