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    New Directors/New Films Review: Richard Ayoade's 'The Double' Is All Style But Oh What a Style It Is

    With "The Double," which premiered at TIFF last year and just screened at the Riviera Maya Film Festival, English writer/director and sometimes-comedian Richard Ayoade establishes himself as more than just the Wes Anderson acolyte we first met with his quirky 2010 directorial debut feature "Submarin...

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    Watch: Jesse Eisenberg Sees 'Double' in New Trailer for Richard Ayoade's Latest

    A UK trailer has dropped for Richard Ayoade's follow-up to "Submarine," "The Double," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Loosely based on the novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "The Double" centers on Simon (Eisenberg), a shy workhorse who's life is turned upside down by the arrival of a new c...

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    Magnolia Nabs 'The Double,' Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska (TRAILER)

    Magnolia Pictures has snapped up US rights to Richard Ayoade's TIFF dark comedy "The Double," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Check out the atmospheric trailer, below.

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    Interview: Mia Wasikowska Talks Working With Richard Ayoade & Jesse Eisenberg In "The Double'

    At just 23, Australian actress Mia Wasikowska has already proven her impressive range. In roles spanning “In Treatment,” “Jane Eyre,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “The Kids are All Right,” audiences have come to appreciate her gentle and elegant thoughtfulness, mixed at times with a wisdom seemingly b...

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    Watch: Richard Ayoade Talks His Unsettling (And Awesome) TIFF Drama 'The Double' Starring Jesse Eisenberg

    At the world premiere of “The Double,” British director Richard Ayoade’s second film, Toronto International Film Festival Artistic Director Cameron Bailey called Ayoade “one of the sharpest wits” in filmmaking, and the audience reacted with unbridled glee. New directors are rarely so well known, but...

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    Watch: First Trailer For Richard Ayoade's 'The Double' Starring Jesse Eisenberg & Mia Wasikowska

    On Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival, the newest film from writer/director Richard Ayoade (as opposed to the newest film from actor Richard Ayoade who was in the abysmal Ben Stiller comedy "The Watch") premieres. Based on the Fyodor Dostoyevsky novella "The Double," it stars Jesse ...

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    Laika & Focus Features Announce New Animated Feature 'The Boxtrolls' For 2014 Release

    This has been a crazy week for animation news – Henry Selick's seemingly doomed “The Shadow King” got resurrected; DreamWorks Animation’s financial troubles became very public (leading to schedule shifts and the cancellation of one film); and now here’s another bit of animation world news to get the...

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    Weekend Recap: First Looks, Reviews, The Painter Behind 'Life of Pi,' Latest Moves from Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristen Stewart, and Richard Gere

    This first look at Richard Ayoade's "The Double" shows Jesse Eisenberg and Noah Taylor in period costume for this adaptation of Dostoevsky's novella about a minor government clerk who becomes aware of a doppelganger, who begins to displace him among his friends and acquaintances. Mia Wasikowska and ...

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    You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet: New Trailer For 'The Watch' With Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn & Jonah Hill

    It was just yesterday that we were wondering when 20th Century Fox was going to get the marketing ball rolling on "The Watch," the comedy starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade. The tragic killing of Trayvon Martin made selling a movie about a rogue neighborhood ...

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    There Goes The 'Neighborhood Watch' In New Red Band Trailer With Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill & More

    Partly due to the Trayvon Martin case and also because their hands are already full with "Prometheus," which comes out a month before, Fox has been kind of quiet on "Neighborhood Watch." Until now. They've dropped a foul-mouthed and pretty fucking hilarious red band trailer f...

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