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    After Years in Shadow, Oscar Winner '20 Feet From Stardom' Lets Backup Singers Take Center Stage (UPDATED)

    It was a big task for a little documentary to go up against the likes of "Man of Steel," "Monsters University" and "World War Z." In a way, though, it's a fitting role for Morgan Neville's film. Those big popcorn flicks can hold up a mirror to our lives, but "20 Feet from Stardom" goes deeper. By ...

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    'Philomena' Off to Strong Start, 'Nebraska' Second Weekend Lags

    Weinstein heart-tugger "Philomena," this week's awards-friendly limited opening, scored an initial number comparable to two recent Oscar contenders ("Nebraska" and "Dallas Buyers Club"), just ahead of its rapid expansion this Wednesday. Per usual, the specialty market is getting crowded, with not ju...

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    Philomena

    "Philomena" is a moving story that serves as a perfect vehicle for the incomparable Judi Dench.

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    Review and Round-Up: Stephen Frears' Oscar-Friendly 'Philomena' Stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan (TRAILER)

    It's no surprise that the Weinstein Co. is releasing "Philomena," which is one of those movies aimed squarely at the Academy middle. It took a while for writer-producer-star Steve Coogan--who seems to be trying to perform some kind of career rehab by playing a softer-hearted creature than his usual-...

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    Judi Dench and Harvey Weinstein Get Their Way: 'Philomena' To be Rated PG-13, Not R

    Just a day after poking fun at their battle with the MPAA over the surprising R-rating for "Philomena" via a Funny or Die spot starring the film's two leads, Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, The Weinstein Company have won their formal appeal to revise the film's rating to a PG-13.

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    Weinstein Company Nabs US and Canadian Rights for 'Macbeth,' Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard

    Michael Fassbender is hot. The Weinstein Company has picked up US and Canadian rights to Justin Kurzel's big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" from Studio Canal, which will star Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

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    'The Giver,' Starring Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, Heads Into Production

    The Weinstein Company has announced that principal photography on the big-screen adaptation of Lois Lowry's 1994 dystopian YA classic and Newberry Medal winner "The Giver" heads underway on October 7. The film stars quite the cast: Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites ("Maleficent"), Alexand...

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    Weinsteins Will Hold Nicole Kidman's 'Grace of Monaco' Until 2014, Out of 2013 Oscar Race

    The Weinstein Company has opted to wait on "Grace of Monaco" and release the title in the spring, keeping it out of the already overcrowded 2013 Oscar season. Per the Hollywood Reporter, the film, which stars Nicole Kidman in the title role, needs more time to be completed.

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    Jessica Chastain & Ned Benson Talk the Long Road to TIFF Hit 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

    One of the unforeseen but delightful surprises at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby." I must confess that, stumbling bleary-eyed into its first 9 am press screening, I did feel slightly concerned about the 190-minute running time of writer-direct...

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    RADiUS Snaps Up Mike Myers' Directorial Debut 'Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon'

    Weinstein boutique label RADiUS has taken North American rights to Mike Meyers' directorial debut, "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon." The doc, which centers on longtime music manager Gordon's "legendary life in the uber fast lane," premiered at TIFF.

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