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    'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Review Roundup: Idris Elba Gives Towering Performance, but Film Doesn't Rise to the Occasion

    Critics thus far generally agree that Idris Elba turns in a fine performance as the eponymous lead of Justin Chadwick's biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," which recently premiered at TIFF. They also generally agree that the film itself isn't up to Idris' performance, that it's overly "reverenti...

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    Telluride Review: 'Salinger' Documentary and Joyce Maynard Reaction (TRAILER)

    The doc, which took Salerno ten years, is a thorough portrait of the enigmatic, reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye," taking us through his prep school days and early short-story writing--his goal to be published in The New Yorker had to wait until after World War II. He landed in France on ...

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    Casting Watch: Rooney Mara Replaces Mia Wasikowska in Todd Haynes' 'Carol,' Starring Cate Blanchett UPDATED

    UPDATE: Rooney Mara will play one of two leads in Todd Haynes' "Carol," adapted from Patricia Highsmith's landmark lesbian novella "The Price of Salt." Cate Blanchett is set to play the title role, while Mara will play Therese Belivet, an aspiring set designer who falls for the elegant and older Car...

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    Box Office Top Ten: 'The Butler,' 'We're the Millers' Lead Solid Late Summer Weekend; 'Mortal Instruments' Another Sony Also-Ran

    The end of season returns show that audiences can be satisfied with something beyond just the more hyped franchise entries that dominated most of the last few months, many of which failed to satisfy over a period when increased total grosses came with higher budgets. "The Butler" and "We're the Mill...

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    Zhang Ziyi In Talks for 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel, Legendary Fight Choreographer Yuen Woo Ping to Direct UPDATED

    UPDATE: Zhang Ziyi ("The Grandmaster") is in talks to return as her character Jen Yu in flashback sequences for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon -- The Green Destiny," reports Entertainment Weekly. The Weinstein Co. is developing the sequel, which is penned by John Fusco ("Hidalgo"). Action star Mich...

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    Wong Kar-wai on 'The Grandmaster''s Massive Success in China, the American Cut, and His Approach to Action

    One of the biggest names in world cinema, Chinese director Wong Kar-wai has largely been MIA since the tepid reaction to his first foray into English-language filmmaking with 2007's Norah Jones starring "My Blueberry Nights." The news that his next project would be the martial arts Ip-man biopic "Th...

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    Samuel L. Jackson Joins Martin Scorsese to Present Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' UPDATED (Trailer)

    UPDATE: Samuel L. Jackson is joining the previously announced Martin Scorsese in presenting Wong Kar Wai's upcoming kung fu film "The Grandmaster," deeming it "Martin Scorsese and Samuel L. Jackson Present 'The Grandmaster.'" The film hits theaters in limited release this weekend, and has a nationa...

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    Weinstein Company Makes Netflix Exclusive Subscription TV Service for its Theatrical Titles, Starting in 2016

    Netflix and the Weinstein Company have announced a new multi-year licensing agreement, which will make Netflix the exclusive US subscription television service for first-run TWC films, starting in 2016.

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    'The Butler' Close to 'The Help''s Opening Numbers; Holdovers 'We're the Millers' and 'Elysium' Beat Other Newcomers

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" delivered as a major number one success for The Weinstein Co., exceeding most predictions. But the overall weekend marked another summer disappointment. Three of this week's four openers fell from their Friday starts, showing bad word of mouth and lack of interest. "Kick-As...

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    Weekend B.O. Aug. 16-18 (How 'The Butler' Kicked 'Kick-Ass 2's' Ass)

    According to all the box office predictors, Kick-Ass 2 was going to be the No 1 film this weekend. Meanwhile, I was telling anyone who would listen to me (both of them) that Lee Daniels’ The Butler was going to beat its ass. And guess who was right?

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