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    Watch: U.K. Trailer For Gambling Comedy 'Lay The Favorite' Starring Bruce Willis & Rebecca Hall

    Premiering at Sundance in January to rather dismal reviews -- including our own which called it an "empty comedy" -- and acquired by The Weinstein Company which has yet to give the film a release date, who knows when Stephen Frears' star-studded "Lay The Favorite" will land s...

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    Sony Classics Dates Michael Haneke's Cannes Winner 'Amour' for December 19

    Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or-winning drama “Amour” will open in theaters in New York and Los Angeles December 19. Distributor Sony Pictures Classics, which acquired the film mid-April before its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, is queuing up a late-year awards run.

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    Best Dressed at Cannes 2012: Chastain, Kruger, Cotillard, Bejo & Watts

    It must be easier to get attention for a hideous dress than a knockout one at Cannes, which accounts for all the fashion disasters. But these ladies lit up the red carpet - some of them more than once. Juror Diane Kruger, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Naomi Watts and Berenice Bejo are our Best...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Sets December 19 Date for Cannes Winner "Amour," Signals Oscar Chase

    The big question coming out of Cannes is whether Sony Pictures Classics can push Michael's Haneke's somber end-of-life Palme d'Or winner "Amour" all the way to major category Oscar nominations beyond best foreign film.

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    Kevin Feige Says 'Thor 2' Villain Won't Be Thanos & 'Iron Man 3' Will Contain "Biggest Spectacle Yet"

    Normally, the window for open discussion on a film's ending is debatable, with some camps saying 6 months while others go for 5 years, but considering in the time it just took to blink “The Avengers” has made another cool million, we feel pretty confident in exploring its mid-credits...

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    Lucius Fox Returns In New TV Spot For "The Dark Knight Rises"

    Wait, Morgan Freeman is in The Dark Knight Rises? Really? Why, I had no idea.

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    Watch Now - French Slavery/Time Travel Comedy "Case D├ępart"

    It's been a long while since we last wrote anything about this flick...

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Will Make Your Holiday Season Depressing On December 19th

    Michael Haneke has never exactly been Mr. Happy Fun Time, and while his latest, the Palme d'Or winning "Amour," has been his most widely embraced film to date, make no mistake, it's basically two hours of watching a woman die. So happy holidays, Sony Pictures Classics is bringing i...

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    FIRST PERSON | Clint Eastwood Explains Why He Usually Goes for the First or Second Take

    In the new book "Film Craft: Directing," Screen International editor Mike Goodridge (who was just named CEO of Protagonist Pictures) compiled interviews with 16 of the world's biggest directors, including Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth"), Pedro Almodovar ("...

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    Jason Bateman, Zac Efron, Goldie Hawn & Leslie Mann Join Adam Shankman's 'This Is Where I Leave You'

    For the most part, Adam Shankman has been known for big screen spectacle, bringing to multiplexes the likes of "Bedtime Stories," "Hairspray" and this summer's '80s musical "Rock Of Ages." But the helmer is looking to shift gears a bit as earlier this year he si...

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