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    Blessed Are The Forgetful: Remembering ‘Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind’ On Its 10th Anniversary

    It’s 2008. April-ish. Manchester. My girlfriend of 18 months and I have just broken up. The first really serious, vaguely grown-up relationship, the one that makes you understand why people put themselves through all of that stuff. It's been on its way for a while, but the plug was finally pulled in...

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    Trailer of the Week: An Upper Class Dark-Skinned Woman Battles Racism in 18th Century England in 'Belle'

    Before the Trailer, We Thought: Premiering in Toronto to warm but not ecstatic acclaim, Amma Asante's "Belle" appeared to be fresh off the endless conveyor belt of cookie-cutter costume dramas, rife with the sort of Jane Austen-era period trappings and muted romantic intrigue that has made many of t...

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    What Went Wrong? The Good, The Bad & The Weird Of Disney's 'The Lone Ranger'

    Disney's "The Lone Ranger," a lavish period epic directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, had kind of a rough weekend. It began with an unprecedented critical pile-on (there have been some to leap to the film's defense, like Matt Zoller Seitz, who described the movie as a "...

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    Fox Searchlight Pick Up Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Tom Wilkinson

    Though it went mostly underseen in the U.S. , Amma Asante's 2004 film "A Way Of Life" was one of the best debut films by a British director in the last decade. A tough, powerful Wales-set drama with a brace of deeply moving performances, it won Asante the BAFTA Carl Foreman award for best debut by a...

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    How The West Was Almost Lost: Inside Near-Death Experience Of 'The Lone Ranger'

    In August 2011, the unthinkable happened: "The Lone Ranger," Disney's proposed $200 million + revamp of the fabled radio serial, was canceled (the exclusive Deadline post started with the word "SHOCKER," in all caps, and described the news as a "stunning development"). The movie had a proposed Decem...

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    Fox Searchlight Acquires 'Belle' Starring Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson

    Fox Searchlight has acquired most worldwide rights including North American and UK ones to "Belle," inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (played by newcomer Gubu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. The film, directed by BAFTA award winner Amma Asa...

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    Judi Dench Heads To India In New 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Stills

    If the film “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” has thus far escaped your attention, it’s probably because you don’t spend your afternoons unironically knitting wool hats for your eight grandchildren, nor do you pine for five o’clock to roll around so you can hit the bingo lounge and kick back with a six-pack of prune juice. If you think that’s a patronizing caricature of what happens after you hit sixty-five, wait until you set your peepers on the production stills for the actual film, which have cropped up on Fox Searchlight's site. The plot, which will be invariably be described as “feel-good” and “heart-warming” when the film's released, app...

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    Watch: Official Trailer For 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Asks You To Accept (We Do)

    As we expected, after a bootleg copy of the French version leaked over the weekend, a fresh official version has now landed and yes, "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" looks like a supercharged blast.

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    Tom Wilkinson In Talks To Join Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer In 'The Lone Ranger'

    There's nothing that can make a director look good in retrospect as someone else coming into the franchise that they birthed and messing it up even more than it already was, and that's what happened to Gore Verbinski in the last month or so. The second and third entries in the "Pirates of the Caribb...

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    Max Irons, Clare Foy, Elle Fanning & Neve Campbell To Star In Boris Damast's Vivaldi Biopic

    Tom Wilkinson, Alfred Molina & More In Talks To JoinThere's been "Amadeus" (Mozart), "Immortal Beloved" (Beethoven) and now the life of Italian virtuoso Antonio Vivaldi will be the next celebrated composer who will receive the silver screen biopic treatment. The picture will come from little known director Boris Damast, and for a filmmaker with only the generally-panned 1999 film "Pros & Cons" under his credits, Damast has conjured up quite the ensemble cast with Max Irons and Clare Foy set to star while Elle Fanning, Neve Campbell, Jacqueline Bisset, Tom Wilkinson, Alfred Molina and Sebastian Koch are all in advanced talks to join the leadin...

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