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The Fifth Estate: Movie Review

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Who is Julian Assange? The Fifth Estate tries to answer part of that question using Benedict Cumberbatch. The British actor plays the founder of the website that's become a thorn in the government's side. Director Bill Condon takes us into the organization that puts entire nations under fire, including the mighty U.S. of A.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: 'The Fifth Estate' and the Films That Whiff

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There are certain things to expect every Oscar season. The films that become the front runner early on that people haven't seen yet (which this year could be The Wolf of Wall Street or American Hustle) which sometimes deliver and sometimes don't, the sneaky films that manage to stick around (which could be Lee Daniels' The...

1:1 Interview: Director Bill Condon on 'The Fifth Estate,' Benedict...

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The wait is nearly over. The much-talked about WikiLeaks movie, The Fifth Estate is opening this week. ScreenCrave recently spoke with director Bill Condon about the film that shines a light on the controversial site's origins. It also gives us an inside look at its eccentric founder Julian Assange thanks to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Condon reveals why it...

'The Fifth Estate' Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Take On Julian Assange...

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be locked inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, but he still remains one of the most popular whistleblowers of our time. Case in point, DreamWorks' The Fifth Estate, an upcoming film that chronicles the early days of the infamous website, and also the relationship between Assange and colleague Daniel...

News Roundup: First Trailer For 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan...

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It was just a matter of time before Downton Abbey got totally and completely Americanized. NBC has hired the show's creator Julian Fellower to create an American drama about the super duper rich of 19th century New York. Also, the trailer for Roman Coppola's A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III hit the web today. The...

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2: Movie Review

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It's that time of year again. Hordes of people are lining up for Twilight's last hurrah. The fantasy book series created by Stephenie Meyer finally comes to an end with Breaking Dawn – Part 2. The concluding chapter turns away from the love triangle that drove most of the saga. And despite that, director Bill...

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Issues a Final Chapter...

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Yes, it's almost time for the "epic finale that will live forever." The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 will be hitting theaters November 16, and that means we're almost at the end of things Twilight, at least cinematically, at least for the moment. Now there's a featurette that talks about how Part 2 is the...

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' to Have End Credit Stinger

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This fall brings the end of the Twilight series as it was originally conceived. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is the last of the material that author Stephenie Meyer wrote in her book cycle, and what was a four book franchise has been turned into five films. But everyone wants more. And maybe they'll get it.

Jeremy Renner Wants To Play Julian Assange In WikiLeaks Movie

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The Julian Assange/WikiLeaks controversy is no longer the hot news of the day, but studios are still eager to tell the story. There's a number of projects in the works, including DreamWorks' adaptation of two books focusing on what some consider the most dangerous website in the world, and its founder--and Jeremy Renner wants in on it. Word is that the actor...

First Look At Renesmee In 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2'

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Well, Twi-hards (sigh), the time has come—you can finally see Renesmee Cullen, the half-human/ half-vampire child of Edward and Bella in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.  Thanks to a layout in the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the child vamp portrayed by Mackenzie Foy can now be seen.

'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part II' Is Going Back For Reshoots

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Reshoots are usually buzzed about because it's often a sign that a film isn't working, but director Bill Condon has gone out of his way to assure Twilight fans that the recently announced reshoots for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II are just par for the course. He also hints that the film is about to unleash its full...

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1: Review

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Though The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 doesn't feature the wrap up of the series, it does get to something the series has been building to since day one: Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) finally putting their desires to bed. And for the couple it is literally a bed-breaking event, one that leads to pregnancy. As a film...

Two New Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 TV spots

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Kristen Stewart's Bella and Robert Pattinson's Team Edward are getting married! That much is certain, and it seems they enjoy a night of conjugal pleasures which have unexpected consequences that upset Taylor Lautner's Team Jacob. How much and when the divide of Bill Condon's Twilight: Breaking Dawn happens is not spelled out, but it looks like in this one we're...

Breaking Dawn Trailer Delivers Wedding Invitation

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So it's down to this. At the MTV movie awards (or as it's become... the Twilight movie awards) the new trailer for Breaking Dawn Part 1 premiered. Reactions around the web are going to be intensely partisan (witness the hysterics!), but - as it is no secret to those who've read the book -  the fourth entry in the franchise has Bella (Kristen...

Bill Condon To Direct Twilight's Breaking Dawn

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Watch out Twi-hards! The rumors have just been confirmed that Breaking Dawn has just scored itself an Oscar winning director! Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Bill Condon will be bringing us all the teenage angst we can handle for the fourth book/film, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Condon said about his upcoming...

Bill Condon In Talks to Direct Twilight's Breaking Dawn

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What do the words "Oscar winner," "acclaimed," and "talented" have in common? They all describe film director Bill Condon, which begs the question why is he seriously considering taking on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn? A few weeks ago when a shortlist of directors was released to the public he along with Sofia Coppola, Gus Van Sant, and Mark Waters...

Twilight Breaking Dawn Director's Shortlist

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Summit Entertainment has established themselves as a commercially viable studio thanks to their wildly popular Twilight franchise. The vampire-werewolf series is starting to come to a close with the last few films upon us and Summit has already started reaching out to several name directors to helm the final two installments, Breaking Dawn...

Marlon Wayans Cast in Richard Pryor Biopic

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This is the best casting news I've heard in a very long time. Earlier this year, there were rumors that Eddie Murphy had been cast as the groundbreaking comedian/actor Richard Pryor in a developing biopic. Sure, Murphy is one of the many comedians who took after Pryor's edgy style and benefited from his trailblazing routines, but I wasn't a fan of his casting. That's why the news of his...

Eddie Murphy to Star in Richard Pryor Biopic

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Eddie Murphy and the late Richard Pryor had a lot in common, most notably their style of comedy. Both were influenced by the great Redd Foxx and in turn touched an entire generation of comedians after them which includes Chris Rock, George Lopez, Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle,Lewis Black, and Mike Epps. It's no wonder that Bill Condon has Murphy as his first choice to star as the...