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    Hanna

    Saoirse Ronan has built herself quite a diverse career and she's still a couple of years shy of 20. She's done comedy with Michelle Pfeiffer in Amy Heckerling's never released in the theatres terrific I Could Never Be Your Woman (on Netflix); drama in Atonement for which was nominated for an Oscar...

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    Watch: New 'Hesher' Trailer Powered By Metallica's 'Battery'

    While our man at SXSW didn't love "Hesher" through and through, for the rest of us, the prospect of watching Joseph Gordon-Levitt play a burnout is just too enticing to pass up, and with this latest trailer for the film baiting us with Metallica's classic "Battery" fueling the mayhem in the pic we j...

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    Vincent Gallo To Take On Two Roles, Speak Italian & English In 'The Legend Of Kaspar Hauser'

    We'll say this: Vincent Gallo surely doesn't like to shy away from a challenge. In his last film, Jerzy Skolimowski's "Essential Killing," Gallo played Mohammed, a Taliban-like figure on the run from the American army -- who doesn't speak a single word for the entire runtime of the film. Well, for h...

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    Video: Funny All-Star Spoof, "Uptown Downstairs Abbey"

    Before the new version of Upstairs Downstairs arrives on Sunday, take a look at Uptown Downstairs Abbey, a delicious parody of the genre and a direct descendent of the recent Downton Abbey.

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    Jay Baruchel Joins David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis,' Maggie Grace Will Be 'Taken' Again

    Casting News Explosion Includes Rob Riggle As Villain In '21 Jump Street,' Tim Roth In 'Arbitrage' & Much MoreJay Baruchel is joining the cast of David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis." The rangy young actor will play a "financial whiz kid" in the film, who makes a fortuitous gamble over the course of the film's single-day narrative. Baruchel is joining a loaded cast, including Robert Pattinson, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric and Sarah Gadon. Baruchel will next be seen in the Michael Dowse-directed "Goon," which he co-wrote with Evan Goldberg, before lending his voice to the second film in the "How To Train Your Dr...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    AOL's Huffington Overhauls Online Brands Moviefone and Cinematical: Moviefone's Chui Loses Job

    Online movie brands Moviefone and Cinematical are caught in the chaos brought on by new AOL media mogul Arianna Huffington and her new editorial lieutenant, ex-New York Times editor John Montorio, as they overhaul AOL's entertainment coverage. Insiders say that AOL's first round of Draconian staff c...

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    Review: 'Hanna' A Study In Merciless Violence, Strong Performances And Block Rockin' Beats

    In "Hanna," Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan graduates to the next stage of her career, the one that all "respected actors" reach -- the action stage, where her piercing looks and astute natural intelligence are replaced by kicks, punches and improbable stunts. The anomaly, of course, is that Ms. Ronan has become a remarkably accomplished, borderline preternatural performer at a young age, and so the action phase of her career -- admittedly, a brief tour as opposed to the extended sojourn other actresses might enjoy -- has arrived fairly early. Such is the natural gimmick at the heart of "Hanna," one that audiences should find familiar by ...

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    Review: Though Keanu Reeves' Heart Is In The Right Place, 'Henry's Crime' Is A Forgettable Offense

    The following review is reprint that originally ran during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

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    Review: 'Ceremony' Is Charming & Well-Made, Despite Wes Anderson Derivativeness

    Employing similar symmetrical framing and tracking shots, classic rock soundtrack flourishes and quirky, fanciful characters, Max Winkler's directorial debut, "Ceremony" feels heavily indebted to the early works of Wes Anderson. Arguably a derivative effort in that sense, the film is still not witho...

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    Penélope Cruz Joins Woody Allen's Next Rome-Set Film

    Despite what you might think of Woody Allen's later works, most can agree that "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" stood head and shoulders above the rest. Beautifully shot by Javier Aguirresarobe, and a charming romantic tale all around, the film featured fine performances by everyone involved but none more...

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