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    Watch: Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley Make Beautiful Music in 'Begin Again' Trailer

    John Carney, who wrote and directed "Once" several years ago, made quite an impression with the indie musical romance, and now he's coming back to the under-appreciated genre with a bigger budget and bigger stars. The filmmaker's upcoming dramedy "Begin Again," starring Oscar nominees Keira Knightle...

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    Watch: Keira Knightley & Mark Ruffalo 'Begin Again' In Trailer For Musical Dramedy

    So, remember the music industry? Okay, so it still exists, but the notion of an A&R guy stumbling across the next big thing in a local bar and pushing their talent seems rather quaint in an era when artists have no shortage of tools to promote themselves. But we suppose a movie about a musician usin...

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    John Carney To Direct 'Sing Street' With Music From Bono & The Edge, Mark Romanek Sees 'The Visitors' & More

    While he's done some other lower key pictures, the ones director John Carney is best known for involve song, and he's sticking to his strength. The "Once" helmer will get behind the camera for "Sing Street," with none other than Bono and The Edge to write some original songs for the picture.

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    25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival

    As you might have noticed from the wall-to-wall level of coverage over the last week or so, the Sundance Film Festival has grown considerably from its humble beginnings back in 1978, when it was inaugurated as the Utah/US Film Festival and had a remit to showcase exclusively American-made independen...

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Jason Bateman, Scarlett Johannson and More TIFF Stars

    Indiewire has covered the Toronto Film Festival for nearly two decades, but TIFF 2013 was a first for us: We teamed with Movies on Demand and photographer Daniel Bergeron to create original portraits and video interviews from some of the festival's best actors, filmmakers and other luminaries.

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    Toronto Review: Does 'Once' Director John Carney's Melodic Keira Knightley Vehicle 'Can a Song Save Your Life?' Criticize the Music Industry Or Celebrate It?

    John Carney's low budget 2006 musical romance "Once" was a breakout hit that foregrounded the emotional complexities of its central lovers with delicate tunes. By contrast, "Can a Song Save Your Life?" -- which contains several high profile actors and landed a lucrative deal with The Weinstein Compa...

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    TIFF Review: 'Can A Song Save Your Life?' Starring Keira Knightley & Mark Ruffalo

    Though the music industry has undergone a sea change over the last decade, the goal for both major studios and artists remains the same: musicians want to write great songs and put them out into the world, and record labels want to make some money by helping them do it. That being said, these days, ...

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    Keira Knightley Steps In For Scarlett Johansson On John Carney's Musical 'Can A Song Save Your Life?'

    Now roughly six billion people have seen the thing, we can all pretty much agree that Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson were the secret weapons of superhero mega-hit "The Avengers." The former brought a wry understatement to Bruce Banner, as well as performance-capturing the most effecti...

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    Mark Ruffalo Joins Scarlett Johansson In John Carney's 'Can A Song Save Your Life?' Produced By Judd Apatow

    "Avengers assemble!" Okay, not quite, but it looks Black Widow and The Incredible Hulk are going to get their own spinoff (but not really).

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    'Once' Helmer John Carney Hired To Direct Steve Carell In Drama 'Dogs of Babel'

    Making the leap from TV comic to big-screen star has always been a tricky route -- one flop can put you right back to square one, and conversely, the temptation to take every project that comes your way, risking over-exposing yourself, seems to be a common one. There's no denying that Steve Carell's...

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