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    Rooney Mara Out, Saoirse Ronan In For 'Brooklyn'; John Crowley To Direct

    The last thing we heard about the big screen adaptation of Colm Toibin's "Brooklyn" was well over a year ago. At that time Rooney Mara was going to play the lead in the Nick Hornby-penned flick, with a shoot planned for spring 2013. Clearly, that didn't happen. But the project is still alive with a ...

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    NYFF '13: Spike Jonze and the Cast of Closing Night Selection 'Her' Discuss Artificial Intelligence and Emotional Baggage

    The closing night selection of the 51st New York Film Festival, Spike Jonze's hugely anticipated "Her" takes a look at love as we know it, fully absorbed in the realms of technology. The film, which takes place in a vaguely futuristic version of Los Angeles, stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore, a prof...

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    NYFF Review: Spike Jonze's 'Her' Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams & Rooney Mara

    Is social media anti-social? Has the information age divided us as much as it has been meant to unite? Is peer-to-peer simply an ironic term or are inter-personal, face-time relationships ripe for redefinition? While these are not the primary concerns of Spike Jonze’s lovely and perceptive relations...

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    While We Were Away...Some Links of Interest

    Here are some links from when we were away that might interest people:

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    Casting Watch: Rooney Mara Replaces Mia Wasikowska in Todd Haynes' 'Carol,' Starring Cate Blanchett UPDATED

    UPDATE: Rooney Mara will play one of two leads in Todd Haynes' "Carol," adapted from Patricia Highsmith's landmark lesbian novella "The Price of Salt." Cate Blanchett is set to play the title role, while Mara will play Therese Belivet, an aspiring set designer who falls for the elegant and older Car...

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    Mia Wasikowska Out, Rooney Mara In For Todd Haynes' 'Carol'

    Good things come to those who wait, they say, and certainly we've been patient about "Carol." The project was first announced over a year ago with an excellent pair of leads in Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska, with John Crowley ("Boy A," "Closed Circuit") directing. The stakes were raised further ...

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    Stream This: 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints,' 'A Single Shot,' Films From Wong Kar-Wai & More On VOD This Week

    Hello, streamers! Our picks for this week should prove to be nostalgic and contemporary, reflective and forward thinking, a look to the inspirational works of the past with a glance at what they've rendered since. Two films debuting in theaters are also new to VOD, while the release of Destin Cretto...

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    Ben Foster On Working Opposite Rooney Mara In 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' and His Upcoming Directorial Debut

    Ever since wrapping his run on HBO's drama "Six Feet Under," Ben Foster has been keeping busy, appearing as an X-Man in "X-Men: The Last Stand," the western "3:10 to Yuma" and Oren Moverman's acclaimed indie "The Messenger." Still, 2013 marks what is arguably his biggest year yet.

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    25 Films About Lovers On The Lam

    “We can make it. We can make it if we run,” whispers Ruth (Rooney Mara) in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which, after a limited release on Friday, begins its expansion this week. It’s a film we loved at Sundance, and one that in its gentle subversion of the “Lovers on the Run” subgenre—...

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    Review: 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Nate Parker & Keith Carradine

    Set in 1970s Texas, but stationed inside an authentic milieu that feels timeless and classic, David Lowery's fourth feature-length effort, "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," is the culmination of a filmmaker who has put in over a decade of work in the trenches as an editor, cinematographer, writer, electri...

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