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    Review and Round-Up: Stephen Frears' Oscar-Friendly 'Philomena' Stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan (TRAILER)

    It's no surprise that the Weinstein Co. is releasing "Philomena," which is one of those movies aimed squarely at the Academy middle. It took a while for writer-producer-star Steve Coogan--who seems to be trying to perform some kind of career rehab by playing a softer-hearted creature than his usual-...

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    The Big O: When it Comes to Oscar Dames, Dench Rules

    According to Oscar, there is no dame grander than Judi Dench.

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    Judi Dench Releases Funny or Die Video in Ongoing Philomena Ratings Battle (UPDATED)

    Philomena co-star Steve Coogan has joined Judi Dench and Harvey Weinstein's fight for a PG-13 rating for their adoption drama. Two weeks before the film's release, Dench and Coogan have released a Funny or Die video in which the actors play M and a James Bond-wannabe.

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    Watch: Judi Dench Gets Back into Character as M, Enlists Steve Coogan in Funny or Die Crusade Against 'Philomena' MPAA Rating

    The Weinsteins are at war with the MPAA again. Their upcoming release, "Philomena," which stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, was recently slapped with an R rating due to the MPAA ruling that it consists of more than one “harsher, sexually-derived word” used as an expletive.

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    Judi Dench takes on the MPAA for 'Philomena'

    Dench signaled her willingness to wage a public battle with the MPAA in a 23-second YouTube video, in which she channeled M, her tough-as-nails character from the James Bond series.

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    WATCH: Judi Dench Speaks Eloquently About Meeting and Playing the Real-Life 'Philomena'

    Last month at the Venice Film Festival, Judi Dench spoke eloquently at the "Philomena" press conference about meeting the real Philomena Lee, now 80, and the challenges of bringing her unusual life to the screen. Watch below.

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    Oscars: A Look At The Best Actress Front-Runners, Including Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock & Amy Adams

    Received wisdom has it that, in most years, the Best Actress category at the Academy Awards is less competitive than their male equivalent. It's certainly true, if it even needs to be said, that great roles for women are far, far less common than they are for men. But one only has to think of the pe...

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    The Big O: Reality Bites Oscar -- Hard

    It's time to get real about the Oscar race.

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    Heroines of Cinema: The British Actress’s Guide to Hollywood

    Looking at the program for the London Film Festival, which launches this Thursday, it struck me how many of the gala films featured star turns from leading British actresses. There’s Carey Mulligan in “Inside Llewyn Davis”, Emma Thompson in “Saving Mr Banks”, Kate Winslet in “Labor Day”, Judi Dench ...

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    Trailer Watch: New Trailer for Philomena - Starring Judi Dench

    Philomena, starring Judi Dench, has taken the festival circuit by storm--receiving critical praise at Toronto and nabbing the Best Screenplay award at Venice.

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