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    First Look: John Cusack, Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens In Serial Killer Pic 'Frozen Ground'

    Nicolas Cage has appeared in a seemingly endless stream of action-thrillers over the past several years, including treasures like "Bangkok Dangerous," "Seeking Justice" and "Trespass," — all done, we assume, to help pay down that mountain of debt Cage has accrued — but we're particularly intrigued b...

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    John Cusack In Talks To Join Elijah Wood In 'Speed'-Esque Thriller 'Grand Piano'

    As far as ludicrous movie pitches go, the "'Speed' with a piano' logline for "Grand Piano" is up there with "Snakes On A Plane" and "Burning Bright" (don't remember "Burning Bright?" That was the one where the girl from "Step Up 2&quo...

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    Watch: First Clip Of John Cusack & Matthew McConaughey In Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

    Of all the movies that start to unspool at the Cannes Film Festival next week, perhaps the biggest question mark for us is "The Paperboy." Based on the novel by Pete Dexter, it seems to be, on the surface at least, a crime procedural that might make a decent amount of money, but wouldn'...

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    The Raven—movie review

    Poor Edgar Allan Poe can’t get a break from Hollywood—at least, not since Roger Corman made his famous adaptations in the 1960s with Vincent Price. Even the 1963 Corman movie called 'The Raven' with Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and young Jack Nicholson had nothing to do with Poe’s immortal poe...

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    Review: Cusack and McTeigue's 'The Raven' Does Not Live Up to Literary Promise

    Since his ‘90s heyday, John Cusack has seemed plagued by a never-ending struggle to find roles that fit his watchable talents with anything resembling snugness. Where he once made funky-weird blockbusters like "Con Air," bringing his patented brand of wry, whip-smart detachment to the outlandishness...

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    Review: Dim-Witted Edgar Allan Poe Thriller 'The Raven' Is Too Boring To Be A Guilty Pleasure

    About ten minutes into James McTeigue's "The Raven," a large, hairy man -- a writer and a critic, as it turns out -- is strapped to a table by a mysterious figure. A mighty blade, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit And The Pendulum," hangs forbodingly above him. And to his unseen captor, he scre...

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    SIMON SAYS: Productive Awfulness, or: THE RAVEN Opens This Week

    I often wonder if there is such a thing as a productively awful film.

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    John Cusack Talks Playing Edgar Allen Poe in 'The Raven' and What to Expect From 'The Paperboy'

    For the past few years, John Cusack, who got his start by charming his way into the hearts of millions in a string of defining '80s comedies ("Say Anything," "Better Off Dead"), has been playing it relatively safe. He popped up to save his family in Roland Emmerich's limp...

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    Over 20 New Images From 'The Paperboy' With Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron & John Cusack

    Eyepatches, bloody knives, a white trash channeling Nicole Kidman and a "Sling Blade"-esque John Cusack....suddenly Lee Daniels' '60s set thriller "The Paperboy" is looking a lot more interesting, and with the Cannes Film Festival stamp of approval, not only will this one...

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    Culty John Cusack Romps Through the Getty Villa After Hours

    New York Magazine's latest profile by Jada Yuan follows John Cusack through the Getty Villa after hours, where the actor remarks on the emptiness: "We could steal art." Instead he settles for pilfering a bag of chips at the snack stand.

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