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    Trailer Watch: Shia Labeouf's Euro Trip Goes Haywire in 'Charlie Countryman,' with Evan Rachel Wood and Mads Mikkelsen

    A first trailer arrived yesterday for "Charlie Countryman." The film, which is the feature debut of commercials director Fredrik Bond, centers on a young man (Shia Labeouf) who while on a European vacation falls in love and trouble simultaneously when he meets Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood, playing a heavi...

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    Watch: Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood Fall in Love Under Strange Circumstances in Kinetic 'Charlie Countryman' Trailer

    Ahead of its release next month, a trailer has been released for commercial director Fredrick Bond's directorial debut "Charlie Countryman." En route to Bucharest, the life of the titular character's (Shia LaBeouf) takes an unexpected turn when the passenger sitting next to him expires mid-flight. U...

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    Watch: Shia LaBeouf Will Die For Love In Trailer For 'Charlie Countryman' Co-Starring Evan Rachel Wood & Mads Mikkelsen

    Longing for a beautiful musician, tangling with the Romanian underworld and doing everything he can to stay alive—Charlie Countryman's European vacation probably isn't what he expected. But then again, love has that strange chemical way of altering your horizons, and that is put on full display in t...

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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: The Mikkelsen Brothers and the New Global Face(s) of Television

    American TV has imported so many storylines and so many performers in recent years that the trend has become almost a running gag among observers of the medium -- and for observers of movies, too, now that both Superman and Batman are both Brits. An explanation occasionally offered is that manly men...

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    Trayvon Martin Defines This Weekend's Biggest Indie Films With 'Fruitvale Station' and 'The Hunt'

    The biggest player on indie theater screens this weekend may be the Trayvon Martin murder case. The Sundance-winning "Fruitvale Station" is based on an incident about the police killing of a young African-American man in 2009, but its perspective on race-fueled violence in American society clearly e...

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    Cannes Winner Mads Mikkelsen Discusses 'The Hunt,' the Three Choices for 'Hannibal' in Season Two and the Sequel to 'Valhalla Rising'

    It's tough to tell what Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is best known for in the film community. If you're a Bond enthusiast or mainstream movie junkie, he's Le Chiffre, the card player with a bleeding tell in "Casino Royale." If you're an art house devotee, he’s probably known by either One Eye or Tonn...

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    The Hunt

    When a film dramatizes a credible situation and holds you in its grip, even as it makes you squirm with discomfort, that’s storytelling above and beyond the norm.

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    Review: Thomas Vinterberg's 'The Hunt' Starring Cannes Winner Mads Mikkelsen

    Like many directors who make a big splash with an early feature, Thomas Vinterberg did not have an easy time of it thereafter. And while we don’t particularly understand the critical opprobrium heaped on, for example, “Dear Wendy,” a film this writer admires, it’s clear that he has not fully lived u...

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    Exclusive: Powerful 3-Minute Clip From Cannes Winner 'The Hunt' Starring Mads Mikkelsen

    In the dead middle of the summer blockbuster season, it can be easy to forget what it feels like to be genuinely moved, provoked and captivated by a film. It can feel like anytime you buy a ticket, you merely have to sit back and brace yourself for the visual and aural onslaught of whatever big tent...

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    Watch: 3-Minute Clip Featuring Mads Mikkelsen's Cannes Winning Performance In 'The Hunt'

    While arthouse fans have already known about the skills of Mads Mikkelsen, mainstream audiences -- who may have forgotten he was the menacing baddie in "Casino Royale" -- got a full dose of the actor this spring in NBC's better than expected "Hannibal." In the show, he plays the crafty, deeply intel...

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