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    'Out Of The Furnace' Director Scott Cooper Will No Longer Direct Stephen King's 'The Stand'

    Well, it was a brief affair, and one that ends like so many Hollywood relationships do, thanks to "creative differences" (just ask Joe Carnahan). Just three months after it found a new director after Ben Affleck exited the project, Warner Bros. will need to find someone else to direct "The Stand."

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer & Poster For 'Enemy' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Jake Gyllenhaal

    If there is any bromantic duo we want to see keep working together, it's Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villeneuve. This weekend, their searing and terrific "Prisoners" opens wide. But before they made that film, they first paired up on "Enemy," an ambitious mind-bender featuring Gyllenhaal in t...

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    Review: 'Prisoners' Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard & More

    Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Jake Gyllenhaal are on a roll. They recently debuted terrific psychological doppelganger thriller “Enemy” at the Toronto International Film Festival (review here), but first to hit theaters is their second collaboration, “Prisoners." Also playing Toronto, and maki...

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    Prisoners

    Every parents’ nightmare is vividly depicted in "Prisoners," the first Hollywood feature from talented Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, who brought us the chilling Oscar nominee "Incendies."

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    Jake Gyllenhaal & Denis Villeneuve Talk The Birth Of Their Intense Collaboration & Its Extension With 'Prisoners'

    While it’s been favorably (and superficially) compared to David Fincher’s “Seven,” and “Zodiac,” Warner Bros. dark drama, “Prisoners” is such a different kind of beast that those assessments don’t really capture the essence of this harrowing kidnapping and family drama. Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake G...

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    Review: Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal Carry Kidnapping Drama 'Prisoners,' But Is The Story Too Familiar?

    A first-rate ensemble procedural with weighty themes to spare, Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve's tense kidnapping drama "Prisoners" revolves around a familiar set of genre ingredients but lays them out with expert precision. Similar to Villeneuve's Oscar-nominated "Incendies," the director's fir...

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    Podcast: The Playlist Discusses The Festival Films Of Venice, Telluride & Toronto 2013

    ...and the podcast is back. On this latest episode, host (yours truly) and contributor Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and breaking his podcast duck, our British correspondent and writer Oliver Lyttelton, to talk festivals, specifically th...

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    TIFF 2013: Our 5 Favorite Films Of The Festival, Plus Our Complete Coverage

    Though coming hot on the heels of Telluride and overlapping this year with Venice, the Toronto International Film Festival is anything but a third string pony. In fact it's probably the largest, glitziest and most glamorous of the fall festival season players and no-one doubts that Toronto knows how...

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    TIFF, Day Five: Villeneuve's 'Enemy,' Reichardt's 'Night Moves' and the Overstuffed 'August: Osage County'

    Sometimes you shouldn't listen to people you're standing next to in line, no matter how charming you find them.

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    Denis Villeneuve on Seeing 'Enemy' For the First Time at TIFF and Pushing Hugh Jackman to the Limit in 'Prisoners'

    After doing Canada proud by earning a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination for his 2010 thriller "Incendies," Quebequois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve returns to the Toronto International Film Festival with not one but two new features, both starring his new muse and bud, Jake Gyllenhaal.

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