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    Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly & Aidan Gillen Join Brendan Gleeson In John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary'

    "The Guard" was one of the more pleasant surprises of last year, an under-the-radar little foul-mouthed dark comedy that featured something close to a career-best performance from the great Brendan Gleeson, and a sharp script from John Michael McDonagh, who demonstrated that he's just ...

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    First Look: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell & Christopher Walken in 'Seven Psychopaths'

    The talented Irish McDonagh family has a lot to be proud of today. This morning "The Guard" director John Michael McDonagh’s latest project, a black comedy about a good priest tormented by his community, titled "Cavalry" was announced, and now photos from his brot...

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    Upcoming Controversial Austrian-Produced Drama "Paradise" Tells Story Of Sex Tourism In Kenya

    I've been following this project but just haven't written about it yet, mostly because information on it has been sparse. But a new development today prompted me to finally post something about it.

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    Michael Showalter Says 'Wet Hot American Summer' Sequel Is "Absolutely" Happening

    It was only this past summer that David Wain teased he was thinking about making a followup to the cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer." It's hard to believe that the film is now over ten years old, but the wild summer camp comedy proved to be a launching pad for a boatload of names ...

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    Annette Bening To Star In Gillian Armstrong Comedy 'The Great,' Inspired By Life of Catherine The Great

    Annette Bening has never been the most prolific of actresses. Whenever she's appeared in the last decade or so, she's tended to make a splash, but she's rarely made more than one film every couple of years, preferring, totally understandably, to focus instead on raising her children with Warren Beat...

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    Michael Shannon Talks 'Return' & His Experience Making The Indie Film

    Looking for strong roles for women in film? Look no further than this week's "Return," (read our review here), a compelling tale of a woman unable to settle into her suburban life after she returns home from a tour of duty overseas. The debut feature by visual artist Liza Johnson, the ...

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    Hammer Films Lining Up 'The Quiet One' With Michael Sheen Eyed To Lead & Jack The Ripper Tale 'Gaslight'

    Once a go-to institution for screams in the horror world, Hammer Films had a fine output of chillers from the late ‘50s to the mid ‘70s, which included the classic string of monster films in which actor Christopher Lee re-imagined iconic characters like Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Mum...

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    Doc "BB King: The Life Of Riley" In Post-Production - Added To GFM Films Sales Slate

    It's not the B.B. King feature film that Wendell Pierce is attached to star in (B.B. King And I), but we'll take it for now.

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    Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna Attacking Social Issues with Genre Fare

    A production announcement about a new English-language genre franchise coming from Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna's Mexico-based Canana Films caught my eye this morning for a number of reasons. While the use of genre--and horror, in particular--to attack contemporary social issues isn'...

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    Evan Rachel Wood, Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell & Peter Dinklage To Star In 'A Case Of You' Written By Justin Long

    Receiving his big break in the 2001 Victor Salva-helmed “Jeepers Creepers,” actor Justin Long has since made a name of his dopey brand of humor in comedies like “Accepted” and “Dodgeball,” while also mixing it up with supporting roles in genre fare like “Dra...

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