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    'Sun Don't Shine' Duo Kate Lyn Sheil and Kentucker Audley On Braving the Florida Swamps for Amy Seimetz and Working on Ti West's Upcoming Horror

    Amy Seimetz's "Sun Don't Shine," which is currently in limited release after debuting at SXSW last year, is a startling, visceral freshman film from the "Upstream Color" star. In addition to receiving plenty of support in the form of rave reviews (you can read ours here), the film also serves as an ...

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    Skinny Matthew McConaughey Talks New Approach to Roles: 'Mud,' 'Dallas Buyer's Club,' 'Magic Mike' [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

    When we sat down with Matthew McConaughey last November, he looked scarily thin. He'd lost 38 pounds to prep for passion project "The Dallas Buyer's Club," about a straight man fighting HIV who becomes a dealer in unapproved drugs to stave off AIDS. (The film just landed a distributor.) The actor wa...

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    'Upstream Color' Star Amy Seimetz Talks Multitasking and Directing 'Sun Don't Shine' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Back in 2010, indie producer-writer-actress Amy Seimetz was living in Tampa, Florida and dealing with losses in her family, "a lot of anxiety," she says, when she realized that "I need to get out of acting in these movies... I need to direct my own thing." Her first feature "Sun Don't Shine" is a we...

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    Sebastian Junger Grieves for Fallen Comrade Tim Hetherington Via HBO Doc 'Which Way is the Front Line from Here?' (VIDEO)

    Sebastian Junger is a tough guy. The whip-smart Vanity Fair contributing editor and author ("War," "Fire," "The Perfect Storm") has put himself in dangerous situations, from Liberia and Niger to Sierra Leone, as an occupational hazard. He won a National Magazine Award for reporting the Oct. 1999 Van...

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    Olga Kurylenko Talks Romance Behind ‘Oblivion,’ Sharing ‘Solaris’ With Joseph Kosinksi & Making ‘Empires Of The Deep’

    Hitting theaters today, "Oblivion" brings a rarity to the multiplex: an ambitious, idea drive sci-fi blockbuster that also aims to be popcorn entertainment. The film tells the story of Jack Harper -- played by Tom Cruise -- a drone repairman, working on a battle scarred Earth that has mostly been ab...

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    'Oblivion' Director Joseph Kosinski Talks In-Camera Effects, Mies Van Der Rohe & M83's Longtime Influence

    It's difficult to determine the more nerve-wracking scenario for director Joseph Kosinski: Helming a much-anticipated sequel to "Tron" for Disney as his first feature, or following it up with an original, $120 million sci-fi concept with Tom Cruise in the lead. The movie, about the last man on Earth...

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    Eva Mendes Talks Convincing Her 'Place Beyond The Pines' Director That She Was The Real Deal, Her Research & Her Goal To Keep Things Weird

    In her latest film, “The Place Beyond the Pines,” Eva Mendes shirks her sexy image and gives a down-to-earth portrayal of a small-town waitress forced to choose between the father of her child, a face-tattooed stunt motorcycle driver (Ryan Gosling), and a man who can offer her substantial security (...

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    Danny Boyle Reflects on Shooting Amidst Real Dead Bodies on 'Shallow Grave' and Talks Budgeting at Academy Event

    In anticipation of his latest release "Trance," British filmmaker Danny Boyle sat down for a conversation at the Academy Theater in New York last week to reflect back on his hit debut, "Shallow Grave." The charismatic filmmaker shared his gratitude with the academy for honoring him with a screening ...

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    Les Blank Interview From 1982 on Documentary 'Burden of Dreams,' Chronicling Herzog's Chaotic 'Fitzcarraldo'

    To celebrate the life of Les Blank I am sharing this interview I did with him at the 1982 Toronto Film Festival -- the very first Toronto Fest that I ever attended.

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    'To the Wonder' Q & A: Olga Kurylenko on Goosebumps, Bruises, Malick and Affleck Fights on Cutting Room Floor

    Olga Kurylenko got goosebumps in her first audition for Terrence Malick. It wasn't simply that the reclusive auteur was considering her for a leading role in "To The Wonder". Having flown out to meet him at his Austin, Texas base, she also marveled at Malick's uncanny intuition. "I felt almost a tel...

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