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    Naomi Watts to Play Princess Diana in Biopic 'Caught in Flight,' Replaces Jessica Chastain

    Naomi Watts will play Princess Diana in Oliver Hirschbiegel's ("Downfall") "Caught in Flight." This is excellent news for Watts, deserving of more leading dramatic roles like this, but Princess Diana devotees will certainly have their opinions on this casting choice...

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    'Harry Potter' Star Tom Felton Joins 'Therese Raquin' With Elizabeth Olsen & Glenn Close

    It's already got the makings of a great infographic: "What the stars of Harry Potter did next." With each of the (now not so young) stars of the franchise making their first steps of their post-Potter careers, it's going to be very interesting to see which of them manage to carve o...

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    Roger Ebert Gives Thumbs Up to Watch It: "Makes sense to me."

    Roger Ebert is launching his own page on Watch It, a website that lets you search film titles to find out where they're available -- whether a theater or a VOD platform. 

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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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