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    Teresa Palmer Talks Aussie Thriller 'Wish You Were Here' & The Upcoming 'The Ever After' With Mark Webber

    On the sun-kissed coast of Cambodia, four young Australians party, explore and kick back and relax, soaking up the sun during the day, and sweating it out at night. But this idyllic backdrop holds something far more sinister in store and when only three of the four return home, so begins a mystery c...

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    Rob Lowe Will Literally Play JFK In Ridley Scott-Produced 'Killing Kennedy' & More

    Oscar winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) is heading back to television to co-star with Matt Dillion in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Wayward Pines.” Fox is putting together the event series based on Blake Crouch’s novel "Pines" and hopes to have it out by fall 2014. Described as a "Twin Peaks"-esque show (h...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #60: Melissa Leo Struggles With Love and Addiction in 'Bottled Up'

    Writer, director Enid Zentelis ("Evergreen") explores the challenging relationship between a mother and a daughter when unconditional love and drug addiction get in the way in "Bottled Up." Starring Melissa Leo, Zentelis' dark comedy reminds audiences to live fully for themselves instead of denying ...

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    Review: Tom Cruise Vehicle 'Oblivion' Is A Mostly Involving, Visually Spectacular Sci-Fi Epic

    Only a few years ago, big sci-fi action spectacles were confined pretty much to the summer months. But now, the season has crept out to the extent that it essentially lasts from the middle of February (see the release of "A Good Day To Die Hard" this year) to... pretty much the rest of the year, wit...

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    Trailer Watch: Sam Rockwell Caught in Backwoods Paranoia and Murder in Neo-Noir 'A Single Shot'

    Check out the new trailer for David M. Rosenthal's "A Single Shot," which premiered in Berlin earlier this year and stars Sam Rockwell as a Southern hunter who finds himself at the center of a terrible and then deadly accident. Jeffrey Wright ("Source Code"), Kelly Reilly ("Flight"), Jason Isaacs ("...

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    Tribeca First Look: Naomi Watts In 'Sunlight Jr.,' Melissa Leo In 'Bottled Up,' The Hotties Of 'GBF' & More

    The Tribeca Film Festival is rolling out more first-looks. First off, is director Steph Green’s latest endeavor, entitled "Run and Jump." The film marks Green’s return to Tribeca after winning in the Best Short Narrative category in 2008 for her film "New Boy." "Run and Jump" stars "Saturday Night L...

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    Sundance Review: 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman' Plays Like An Overwrought & Dated Music Video

    "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" opens up with an arresting image, the titular character (played by Shia LaBeouf) dangling upside down in woozy slow-motion, his face brutally beaten and bloody. As the narrator (John Hurt) explains, Charlie Countryman is languishing in the wind ...

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    Putting an Oscar Campaign on Your Credit Card

    Oscar nominations close tomorrow (there has been trouble with the on-line voting) and one woman hoping to make the cut is Ann Dowd who has already received accolades for her performance in the creepy (but good) film Compliance. Look at Dowd and you will recognize her. I watched Philadelphia again ...

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    The Refreshing Honesty of Melissa Leo

    I find Melissa Leo to be one of the most interesting actors around.  Two years ago she got a lot of shit for creating her own "For Your Consideration" ads for her role in The Fighter when she thought she wasn't get enough attention.  The ads and the aftermath helped elevate h...

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    New Orleans Film Festival Review: Melissa Leo Amazes in 'Francine'

    Strange and unsettling, "Francine" begins as a miniature, a doll's house of life's loose ends. Subtly, though, it blooms. On the strength of Melissa Leo's astounding performance, it pushes outward into a troubled society of haves and have-nots — becoming, quietly but forcefully, one of the best film...

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