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Specialty Box Office: 'St. Vincent,' 'Whiplash' and 'Mormons' Make For Big Weekend

fb.indiewire.com – Two high profile indies made their way to US theaters to the kind of strong numbers one would expect this weekend, but the surprising news was a little documentary that certainly could... The good news: The Weinstein Company and Sony Pictures Classics brought their festival hits "St. 5 years 1 week ago via jetli

Focus Features It should surprise no one that governments, including our own, have sometimes acted in ways unbecoming of a free democracy. They’ve done bad things is what I’m saying, and as is the case with any organization that’s committed questionable acts they’ve often tried to sweep those sins under the proverbial rug. We’ll never know how frequently they’ve gotten away with it, but sometimes a brave and possibly stupid soul speaks up — a whistle blower, a member of the press — and the government is shamed into proper behavior once again.

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Kill the Messenger Review

IGN Movies - Thu, 2014-10-09 08:20

Alan Pakula's All the President's Men continues to give every wannabe journalist hope: With perseverance and a tough shell, a snooping writer could crack open even the most shrouded story. Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner as former San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb, slaps dreamers across the face with the iron glove of reality. Today, conspiracies and cover-ups still bubble underneath the surface of our government.

Larger-than-life true stories are catnip for Hollywood, as if “this really happened” imprints lend more gravitas and import than fictional narratives that are potentially just as trenchant or more so. The problem therein lies not only with doing the story justice, but seeing beyond the compelling details and transforming them into something with moving dramatic heft, with the freedom of fiction often being a much more pliant tool. And like most alluring substances, the attracting agents within the true story can be blinding.

Hollywood Hosts Chinese Film Awards With Honorees Halle Berry, Guillermo del Toro and Jeremy Renner For the first time ever, China is bringing its biggest film awards show to Hollywood. The Hauding Film Awards honors global celebrities, and will feature appearances by Halle Berry, Guillermo del Toro, Jeffrey Katzenberger, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner, Charlie Hunnam, and Hans Zimmer accepting honors for their work. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 1, at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles. Lucy Liu will serve as co-host for the event, alongside Chinese television personality Olivia Xu.

For the first time ever, China is bringing its biggest film awards show to Hollywood. The Hauding Film Awards honors global celebrities, and will feature appearances by Halle Berry, Guillermo del Toro, Jeffrey Katzenberger, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner, Charlie Hunnam, and Hans Zimmer accepting honors for their work. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 1, at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles. Lucy Liu will serve as co-host for the event, alongside Chinese television personality Olivia Xu.

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Jeremy Renner’s ‘Kill the Messenger’ Set for Oct. 10 Release

variety.com – Focus has set an Oct. 10 release for Jeremy Renner’s journalism drama “Kill the Messenger” in limited markets with expansions on Oct. 17 and 24. Story is based on investigative journalist Gary Webb’s stories alleging the CIA’s involvement in the spread of crack cocaine in Los Angeles. Michael Cuesta is directing from Peter Landesman’s script.... 5 years 32 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Kill the Messenger

Posted November 4th, 2013 by Binh Ngo

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets…and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua.

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First Look: Jeremy Renner in Kill the Messenger

joblo.com – Jeremy Renner's turn as journalist Gary Webb in KILL THE MESSENGER will take him to a new place. We've been used to the action packed side of the actor, and this film will take him back to the drama genre. HOMELAND's Michael Cuesta directs Renner in a film about Webb, a former San Jose Mercury News journalist who dug up some allegations in 1996 citing that the C.I.A. 5 years 50 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Kill the Messenger

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic...
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October 10, 2014
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