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    TIFF Deal: Millennium Nabs John Turturro's Comedy 'Fading Gigolo,' Starring Woody Allen as a Pimp

    Millennium Entertainment has snapped up US rights to John Turturro's comedy that he wrote, directed and stars in, "Fading Gigolo." Turturro plays a hapless middle-aged man trying out his luck as a male prostitute, while Woody Allen (!) is his bookseller-turned-pimp. Vanessa Paradis, Sharon Stone, Li...

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    Top Ten Highest Grossing Woody Allen Movies vs. 'Blue Jasmine'

    "Blue Jasmine" moved into the top ten this weekend as Woody Allen's widest release ever. Taking in $4.3 million in 1,283 theaters and reaching the $14.8 million mark in only its fifth week, this Sony Pictures Classics release is now certain to be the biggest specialized film of the year thus far, an...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'The Grandmaster' and 'Short Term 12' Lead Openers

    This week's openings didn't reach the heights of the strongest mid-summer specialized releases, but two did solid initial business. Weinstein's "The Grandmaster" and Cinedigm's "Short Term 12" both have a ways to go before they're hits, but each grabbed decent sampling and critical heft to boost the...

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    'Blue Jasmine' to Go Wider--and Outgross--Any Woody Allen Film

    Sony Pictures Classics has decided that the time is right to expand "Blue Jasmine," Woody Allen's 44th feature starring Cate Blanchett, from 229 to over 1,200 screens nationwide this weekend. This far surpasses the "Midnight in Paris" screen count of 1038, marking "Blue Jasmine" as the widest releas...

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    'Blue Jasmine' Set To Get Widest Release Ever For a Woody Allen Film This Weekend

    Sony Pictures Classics has announced that they will expand Woody Allen’s "Blue Jasmine" from 229 to over 1,200 screens nationwide this weekend.

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    Rio Wants Woody: Allen Offered "100%" Funding to Shoot His Next Film in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Woody Allen, Rio is calling. In a recent interview, Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes made it clear that he wants the "Blue Jasmine" director to make his next film in Brazil's second-largest sprawling metropolis: "I'll pay 100% of the production. I'll pay whatever it takes to get him to come film he...

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    Woody Allen Offered Full Funding To Shoot A Film In Rio de Janeiro

    Brazil really loves Woody Allen. Or at least, they really love picturesque films he made in locales such as Paris, Barcelona and London. Fans might remember that as far back as 2009, the South American country was calling for the director. At the time, Sérgio Sá Leitão, president of the Brazilian ba...

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    Arthouse Audit: Sundance Hits 'Austenland,' 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' and 'Cutie & the Boxer' Open Soft

    The ongoing success of several late-summer hits plus serious competition from "The Butler" this weekend contributed to the disappointing results for three new entries. Over July and August, four Sundance 2013 releases opened strongly with two breakouts: "The Way, Way Back" and "Fruitvale Station." B...

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    Oscar Talk Season Five Episode One: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, the first of our fifth season, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I round up the movies that have already screened, from Sundance hits "Fruitvale Station," "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and "Before Midnight" to the Cannes titles ("All is Lost," "Blue is the Warmest Color...

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    BLUE JASMINE's Complex Interior(s)

    Critics have widely noted that the scenario of Woody Allen’s latest feature, "Blue Jasmine" (2013), is indebted to "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1947). However, cinematically, the film owes just as much—if not more—to an earlier Allen film: the obscure "Interiors" (1978).

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