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    Michael Douglas, Kitsch and Depth: Soderbergh's 'Behind the Candelabra'

    Despite the earnest pr spin surrounding it, Behind the Candelabra invites us to laugh at - not always with - the grinning, gaudy Vegas spectacle that is Liberace. But Michael Douglas' performance is also deep, sympathetic and brilliant, an act of impeccable mimicry that reveals the essence of a ...

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    Cannes Review: 'Behind the Candelabra' is Steven Soderbergh's Glamorous, Garish and Great Goodbye (For Now)

    "Behind the Candelabra," which premiered at Cannes today before heading to HBO on Sunday, May 26th at 9pm, is Steven Soderbergh's virtuoso swan song to filmmaking (at least for now), his final feature before stopping to focus on his painting.

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    Sex, Tears and Liberace: Steven Soderbergh, Matt Damon and Michael Douglas Go 'Behind the Candelabra' at Cannes

    Adding more decadence to an already glamorous event, Steven Soderbergh's fabulous (in all senses of the word) Liberace biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," premiered this morning at Cannes the way American audiences won't be able to see it -- on the big screen. The HBO production, which airs May 26 (it'...

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    Cannes Review: Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra' Puts Dazzling Entertainment On Top Of Toxic Relationship

    It's almost unfair how easy Steven Soderbergh makes it look. As the filmmaker heads into his hiatus from movie-making, he's spent the few last years dipping between high grade entertainment ("Magic Mike") and accomplished genre films ("Side Effects," "Haywire") and for his goodbye, he's more or less...

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    Watch: Morgan Freeman Gets His Vodka Red Bull On In Teaser For 'Last Vegas'

    Trailer placement is a very important thing. You get your promo in front of a film that has the same target audience, and turns out to be a big hit, and you're potentially laughing all the way to the bank. And that's why we've just seen a trailer for "Last Vegas" over at Yahoo -- "The Hangover Part ...

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    Watch: Michael Douglas Is Fabulous In New Trailer For 'Behind The Candelabra'

    If any of the major studios had the brass balls to take on "Behind The Candelabra," we think Michael Douglas probably would've been a no brainer as an Oscar contender, particularly judging by this new trailer unveiled over at The Guardian. It's a totally transformative performance and it looks like ...

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    Casting: Dominic Cooper Draws 'Dracula,' Keanu Reeves Is 'John Wick' & More

    Despite the festering wound that was “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” the film’s two leads haven’t taken much of a hit as both have landed some big roles.

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    WATCH: Featurette on Soderbergh's Cannes-Bound 'Behind the Candelabra,' Starring Douglas and Damon

    To prep you for Steven Soderbergh's upcoming biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," HBO just released a fantastic 12-minute short movie about the making of the feature. More than getting into the nitty-gritty of the production, these clips cover much of Liberace's biography, psychology, exuberance, and ch...

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    New Pic From 'Behind The Candelabra' Plus Featurette, Prison Visit With Scott Thorson & More

    As Steven Soderbergh prepares to take what he now describes as an extended break from filmmaking, he's leaving us with one last piece of film work, the glitzy "Behind the Candelabra." Tracking the tragic relationship between Liberace and his young lover Scott Thorson, it's another challenge for the ...

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    Watch: Matt Damon, Michael Douglas and Steven Soderbergh Go 'Behind the Candelabra' in HBO's First Full Trailer for the Liberace Biopic

    After much teasing, HBO's finally released a full trailer for "Behind the Candelabra," the final film (for now) from the retiring Steven Soderbergh. Based on Scott Thorson's book about his relationship with Liberace, the movie stars Michael Douglas as the flamboyant performer and Matt Damon as his y...

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