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    Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Food, Wine and Film at Sonoma International Film Festival, Liotta Talks 'Iceman'

    As Sonoma Film Festival Director Kevin McNeely says when ebulliently introducing opener "Iceman," 80% of the films in the festival have filmmakers in attendance: "Why wouldn't they want to come to Sonoma? They're certainly going to get enough to eat and drink!" He introduces the mayor of Sonoma, Ken...

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    Superman Faces Off Against Zod In New 'Man Of Steel' Pics; No Kryptonite In The Film

    As per the madness and method Christopher Nolan employs we're about two months away from the scheduled release date of "Man Of Steel" and there has been precious little given away in terms of official photos or plot details. Thus far, all we've had to go by are the somewhat operatic trailers (they ...

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    Exclusive Photos: On Set With 'The Iceman' Stars Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and Chris Evans

    After landing on an impressive trio of festival lineups last fall at Venice, Telluride and Toronto, Ariel Vromen's based-on-a-true-story hitman thriller/Michael Shannon vehicle "The Iceman" is being prepped by distributor Millennium Entertainment for a release early next month, and we have an exclus...

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    Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning & Kodi Smit-McPhee Are 'Young Ones' For Jake Paltrow

    Certainly less well-known that his much more famous sister and parents, Jake Paltrow has nonetheless been quietly making his own mark. In 2007 he delivered his feature debut "The Good Night," which admittedly didn't make much of a splash. But for his sophomore effort, he's certainl...

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    Michael Shannon Kills in New 'The Iceman' Trailer

    Check out the new trailer for Michael Shannon's "The Iceman," from director Ariel Vromen. In a narrative inspired by true events, Shannon plays a notorious contract killer, Richard Kuklinski, whose life appears to be the American dream, despite the fact he has killed over 100 men for the mob.

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    Michael Shannon & Samantha Morton Join 'The Harvest' For 'Wild Things' Director John McNaughton

    The year was 1998, and the movie was "Wild Things." The trashy sexploitation movie wasn't exactly the best reviewed film of the year, but thanks to some girl-on-girl action, a menage a trois and enough double entendres for a singles mixer, it became a cult favorite, spawning a number o...

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    Michael Shannon Won't Say "Kneel Before Zod" In 'Man Of Steel' & Why Franchise Traditions Aren't Always A Good Thing

    Superman brings with it a lot of baggage. With a cinematic history, and of course, an even longer one in the pages of the comics, certain segments of fans are expecting Zack Snyder's upcoming "Man Of Steel" to at least pay tribute to its predecessors in some fashion. Portions of variou...

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    Review & Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 3 Opening Episode 'Resolution'

    Season 2 of the Terence Winter (“The Sopranos”) created, Martin Scorsese-exec-produced "Boardwalk Empire" ended in a spectacularly bloody and vengeful fashion that left many viewers in mourning (spoilers will follow for those who have not seen the show).

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    Boardwalk Empire Redux

    Summer is over and we return to Atlantic City by way of 'Boardwalk Empire', now in its third season. Either my life is getting duller or this show is getting better with each passing year, as I’ve been anxiously awaiting its return.

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'The Iceman'

    The historical background for "The Iceman" is the killing spree of hitman Richard Kuklinksi, a hired gun for the Gambino crime family from the fifties through the eighties, and the droll suburban existence he lived during that time with his clueless family. As Kuklinski, Michael Shannon easily fits the creepy lunatic role, but Winona Ryder's bland turn as the killer's wife epitomizes the lifeless trajectory of this cold portrait. When the movie begins, Kuklinski has already displayed his psychopathic tendencies by killing people when he's off-duty. For a while, director Ariel Vromen manages to hold some interest by fo...

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