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    Music Box Has Plans for 'Le Weekend,' Starring Broadbent, Duncan and Goldblum

    Music Box Films has acquired all US rights to "Le Weekend," directed by Roger Michell ("Hyde Park on Hudson"). The film stars veteran Brit actor Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum.

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    Review: 'Cloud Atlas' Is Bold, Messy & Disappointingly Unimaginative

    With The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer literally throwing a critic off the roof of a building to his death in the opening moments of the nearly three-hour "Cloud Atlas," it's clear that they aren't concerned in the slightest with how this ambitious effort will be received. And you cert...

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    Set Pics Unveil First Look At James McAvoy & Jim Broadbent In 'Filth'

    We won't be seeing James McAvoy on the big screen in 2012, but by this time next year, he'll have been the centerpiece of quite a few promising films. His slate includes: the thriller "Welcome To The Punch"; the duo of films "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His" and &...

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    4 New Images From 'Cloud Atlas'; Test Screening Reactions Hit The Web

    Of the many big-name films unspooling at TIFF in September, perhaps the crown jewel is the world premiere of The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas." The star-studded, sprawling, ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell's novel will be unveiled before hitting theaters in October, but it looks Wa...

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    Trailer and Video Commentary: Tykwer and Wachowskis Talk Toronto-Bound, Epic, Mind-Boggling 'Cloud Atlas' UPDATED

    The epic, six-minute trailer for Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis' "Cloud Atlas," debuting at Toronto in September, is here. The adaptation of David Mitchell's novel stars -- deep breath -- Tom Hanks, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Bae Doona, Zhou X...

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    Watch: Staggeringly Ambitious, Visually Impressive 6-Minute Trailer For The Wachowski's & Tom Tykwer's 'Cloud Atlas'

    Well, damn. After a prolonged period of radio silence, this week has seen a flurry of activity regarding "Cloud Atlas," the adaptation of David Mitchell's acclaimed best-seller by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski. On Tuesday, it was announced that the film would make its world premiere ...

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    First Images Of Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw & Jim Broadbent In 'Cloud Atlas'

    “[The movie explores] the idea of being reborn and souls being reborn through time,” Hugo Weaving recently told THR about "Cloud Atlas." When was the last time a big studio movie tackled that kind of subject matter? Well, the trick here is that The Wachowskis ambitious adaptati...

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    Jim Broadbent Joins Eric Bana & Rebecca Hall In John Crowley's Untitled Thriller, Because Jim Broadbent Is In Everything

    It's a little known fact, but in the mid 1980s, in a bid to fight underemployment in certain aspects of the entertainment industry, the British government passed the Broadbent Act, which set up a quota that one in four British movies would have to cast British character actor favorite Jim Broadb...

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    Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent & Eddie Marsan Round Out Cast For 'Filth' With James McAvoy

    James McAvoy is quietly amassing one of the most interesting filmographies out there. The actor toplined two major tentpoles in 2011 -- "X-Men: First Class" and "Arthur Christmas" -- and now he's quickly gone in the other direction, getting in front of the cameras for Danny B...

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    The Iron Lady—movie review

    It goes without saying that Meryl Streep is always worth watching; in the case of 'The Iron Lady', her uncanny performance as Margaret Thatcher is the best, and possibly only, reason to see this pallid biography. Screenwriter Abi Morgan does provide a primer on Thatcher’s remarkable rise from grocer...

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