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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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    Universal Looking At Other Directors For 'The Snowman' Due To Martin Scorsese's Busy Schedule

    So just how busy is Martin Scorsese at any given moment? Well, here's a taste: he's currently in post-production on his next feature, "The Wolf Of Wall Street," he's producing a documentary about the late Roger Ebert, working on a movie project about the New York Review Of Books, developing a TV ser...

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    'Kon-Tiki' to Hit Theaters in English-Language Version, Riding Tide of Scandinavian Film Popularity

    With Norway's Oscar-nominated "Kon-Tiki" hitting theaters on April 19, the Weinstein Company is opting to release the film's English-language version stateside, to maximize interest and attempt to elevate the film from the subtitled ghetto that keeps most foreign titles' box office in check. As poin...

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    Iceland's Shortlisted Oscar Entry 'The Deep' Picks Up Record 11 Edda Awards

    Baltasar Kormakur's "The Deep," Iceland's shortlisted Oscar entry that didn't place as one of the five hallowed nominations, has picked up 11 Edda Awards at Iceland's annual ceremony celebrating the best in film and television. 11 wins (including Best Film, Director and Lead Actor) is a record for t...

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