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    'Hot Wheels' Gets A Director, David Gordon Green Producing New Movie From 'Cold Weather' Helmer Aaron Katz & More

    Martha Stephens ("Pilgrim Song") and Aaron Katz ("Cold Weather"), both graduates from the North Carolina School of Arts, have each cultivated promising film careers for themselves over the past few years (ie. the aforementioned films). Now, they will be co-directing a film they wrote together, a bud...

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    '2 Guns' Blasts Mild August Weekend; 'Smurfs 2' Lags Stateside; 'Conjuring' Most Profitable Movie Ever Made?

    Universal returned to the #1 spot with Denzel Washington-Mark Wahlberg actioner "2 Guns," the latest in the studio's diverse string of successful openings, after an expensive detour with the dreadful opening of "R.I.P.D." "2 Guns" led a top 10 that totaled about $120 million in gross, a jump of $8 m...

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    Review: Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg Make an Appealing Pair in Action Comedy '2 Guns'

    2 Guns has all the necessary ingredients of the buddy cop genre - Two unlikely allies, equally savvy and skilled, forced together by circumstance and resisting each other every step of the way with fists, gunfire, and witty quips until the ruthless bad guys force them to partner up one last time, in...

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    2 Guns

    Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg make a charismatic team and have swagger to spare, as soldiers-of-fortune who are hustling money and drugs on both sides of the Mexican border.

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    Review and Roundup: '2 Guns' Tries to Breathe Life Into Old Formula

    "2 Guns" is a great example of what's right and wrong with commercial studio moviemaking these days. It's smarter and more entertaining than your average $80-million schlocker. And it's got a cast of wily entertainers keeping us engaged, from sparring undercover agents Denzel Washington and Mark Wah...

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    Locarno International Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Kicks Off August 7

    The 66th Locarno International Film Festival, kicking off August 7, has unveiled its lineup. Included in the fest's selections are Richard Curtis' time-travel romantic comedy "About Time," starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson; Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur's ("The Deep") "2 Guns," sta...

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    '2 Guns' and 'On The Way To School' Will Open and Close 2013 Locarno Film Festival

    This year's Locarno Film Festival (Festival del film Locarno) has selected its opening and closing films. Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur’s "2 Guns" will have its international premiere as the opener to the festival. Previously known for "101 Reykjavik," Kormákur returns with this American act...

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    Rupert Sanders Prepares 'The Kill List,' 'Red' Director Conjures 'Houdini' & More

    We reported way back in October that various people were trying to get different projects based on the life of escapologist Harry Houdini off the ground, but doing so is proving harder than getting out of a tank of water while shackled (you know, for someone who isn't Houdini). Disappointingly, Joe ...

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    'Jar City' Director Baltasar Kormákur is Adapting MMORPG 'EVE Online' Into a TV Series

    Icelandic "Jar City" and "Contraband" director Baltasar Kormákur has signed on to develop a television series based on the "EVE Online" MMORPG. "EVE" developers/publishers CCP Games have partnered with Kormákur and his production company to create a TV series that will use for inspiration player sto...

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    Exclusive: New Trailer For Baltasar Kormakur's Award-Winning Icelandic Thriller 'The Deep'

    While American audiences may be familiar with Baltasar Kormakur thanks to his Hollywood debut on last year's hit "Contraband" starring Mark Wahlberg, in his native Iceland, the filmmaker is not just respected as a director, but as an actor as well. Films like "Jar City" (which he helmed, and there's...

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