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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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    WATCH: Woody Allen Pimps John Turturro in Male Prostitute Comedy 'Fading Gigolo'

    Check out the first trailer for John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo," in which he stars alongside Woody Allen as, well, a middle-aged male prostitute. And Allen is his makeshift pimp! Watch below.

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    Watch: Woody Allen Pimps John Turturro In First Trailer For 'Fading Gigolo'

    Woody Allen doesn't act often these days, and it's even rarer that he'll step in front of the camera for someone else's film. But when he does, he rarely loses a step, and everything we've come to know about the writer/director/actor's screen presence is here fully formed in "Fading Gigolo," the lat...

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    TIFF First Looks: Woody Allen & John Turturro In 'Fading Gigolo' And James Franco's 'Child Of God'

    Yep, TIFF is continuing to dazzle with its slate of films as it's now just weeks before things in Toronto get underway. And as always, a few more peeks at the movies coming over the horizon are here, so let's jump right in...

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