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    Emily Watson Talks True Horror Story Oranges and Sunshine, Trailer Exclusive

    Check out the new trailer for Oranges and Sunshine (below), the first film from director Jim Loach--son of Ken Loach. Cohen Media will release the film, which has already opened in the UK, from producers Camilla Bray, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of The King's Speech, into the award season fray in October (reviews here). Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves) stars in this true story, adapted by Rona Munro from the memoir Empty Cradles by Nottingham social worker Margaret Humphreys. In the 80s she discovered that in the 50s and 60s the UK deported thousands of abandoned children, as young as four, to abusive work homes in Australia. She challeng...

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    DiCaprio and Eastwood Talk J. Edgar in GQ Cover Story

    In the latest issue of GQ, the magazine pairs the actor and director combo from biopic J. Edgar, in which Leonardo DiCaprio suits up as the famed and defamed former head of the FBI under Clint Eastwood's direction. The film will kick off this year's AFI Film FEST on November 3 before opening wide No...

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    Christina Hendricks Talks Wonder Woman, Drive Soundtrack, and Emmy Plans

    Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has two films coming into theaters this weekend, Refn's thoughtful actioner Drive and romantic comedy I Don't Know How She Does It, a flippant women's movie about doing it all and doing it perfectly. After discussing her role in this supermom film, New York Magazine turned Christina Hendricks' attention to a more literal version of Wonder Woman, to which she said:"Sure! I grew up on the TV show, and I had Wonder Woman Underoos, and my brother had a Wonder Woman doll—sorry, Aaron, you're exposed. And Nicolas [Winding Refn] said, when we were on set, "I want you to be Wonder Woman." And I think he is such an ext...

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    Michelle Yeoh and Luc Besson Talk Timely Burma Biopic The Lady; Besson Trims 16 Minutes

    Luc Besson wasn't planning to direct the biopic The Lady, which Hong Kong action star Michelle Yeoh initially brought to the Europa movie mogul to produce. Both Yeoh and Besson are better known for their commercial action ventures than period dramas, although Yeoh gave a stellar dramatic pe...

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    Tilda Swinton and Lynne Ramsay Need to Talk About Kevin: Demon Seed or Bad Mothering?

    One of my favorite Cannes’ competition films, Lynne Ramsay's adaptation of Lionel Shriver's 2003 Brit bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, debuted to mixed reaction there, failing to land any awards. The film played well at Telluride alongside a Tilda Swinton Tribute and...

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    Remembering Cliff Robertson: from Kennedy and Charly to David Begelman

    Cliff Robertson passed of natural causes on September 10. The actor, whose credits span over fifty years, is known most recently for his role as Ben Parker in the Spider-Man franchise, and will be remembered most for his Oscar-winning role in 1968's Charly and 1963's PT 109, in which he played John ...

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    Provocholia Lars Von Trier, Persona Non Grata

    Lars von Trier made a rare post-Cannes public appearance in Berlin last weekend. Tom Christie reports:When Lars von Trier arrived on stage at Berlin’s Babylon Kino Saturday night, by means of a stairway below the stage, he appeared as might a gopher from its hole – tentative, wary, uncertain. Poppi...

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    Pre-Premiere of Fox's New Girl, Nick Nolte Talks Bender, Stoll on Hemingway in Paris

    By the time Fox's New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, premieres, it won't seem so fresh off the presses. Variety reports that the network will allow viewers to watch the whole series before it is broadcast Sept. 20th on live TV. Viewers will have access to the show through various outlets, including...

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