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    The Weinstein Company Acquires Women Centric Tracks

    The Weinstein Company, as of late, has been nabbing some women centric titles. In May, they picked up the Judi Dench starrer, Philomena, about a woman who looks for the son she was forced to give up for adoption. Out of Venice, The Weinstein Company announced they were setting a Christmas release fo...

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    WATCH: First Clip from Stephen Frears' Oscar Hopeful 'Philomena,' with Judi Dench and Steve Coogan

    The first clip from Brit director Stephen Frears' dramedy "Philomena," which debuted at Venice to raves and will play TIFF this month, has arrived. The Weinstein Company has slated the film, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, for a December 25 stateside release.

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    Watch: First Clip From Oscar-Contender 'Philomena' Starring Judi Dench & Steven Coogan, Weinsteins Set Xmas Release

    So just how hot a ticket is Stephen Frears' "Philomena"? Well, after earning rave reviews out the Venice Film Festival (including a strong one from us), word was that The Weinstein Company were ready to sneak the film into Telluride this past weekend. But apparently TIFF organizers weren't pleased a...

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    Venice Review: Stephen Frears' 'Philomena' Starring Judi Dench & Steve Coogan

    The term "Oscar bait" is one that, unfortunately, gets bandied about a lot this time of year. At worst, it's used to refer to every faintly serious-minded film released between July and December. At best, it describes a very particular kind of middlebrow drama that seems to have been created from th...

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    Venice Film Festival 2013 Review: 'Philomena' Is A Triumph

    If you were seeking a guaranteed recipe for box-office success, casting Judi Dench as a sweet little old Irish lady trying to track down the son she was forced into giving up for adoption decades earlier sounds like the winning ingredient. Add in Steve Coogan as an acerbic British journalist enliste...

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    First Poster & New Pics For Stephen Frears' Venice & TIFF Entry 'Philomena' Starring Judi Dench & Steve Coogan

    When the awards season rolls around, you can't count out Judi Dench. She's a seven time Oscar nominee (winning in 1999 for "Shakespeare In Love"), a beloved legend and simply a damn good actress. So even though this new poster for her upcoming "Philomena" has caused our blood sugar level to rise, ag...

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    Casting Watch: Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench to Star in Adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'Esio Trot' for the BBC

    Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench are set to star in a live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, "Esio Trot," for the BBC. Richard Curtis ("About Time," "Love Actually") is penning the adaptation along with Paul Mayhew-Archer.

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    Dustin Hoffman & Judi Dench Team To Star In Adaptation Of Roald Dahl’s ‘Esio Trot’

    The movie world has been in love with Roald Dahl almost as much as readers. The author's whimsical books have charmed many, both young and old, leading to film adaptations such as the classic "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory," Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "James And The Giant Peach" and m...

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    Trailer Watch: Stephen Frears' 'Philomena,' Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan

    Check out the first trailer for Stephen Frears' "Philomena," starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. The film, based on a true story, centers on Philomena Lee (Dench) who embarks with a political jouranalist (Coogan) on a journey through America to discover the truth about her son, who was taken away ...

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    Trailer Watch: Philomena - Starring Judi Dench

    Judi Dench's upcoming Philomena focuses on a woman looking for her son.

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