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Whitey Bulger Documentary Gets U.S. Release

variety.com – Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights to the documentary “Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger.” The film, which premiered at Sundance in January, centers on Irish gangster Whitey Bulger and the massive law enforcement corruption he controlled in Boston. Joe Berlinger directed “Whitey,” produced by RadicalMedia for... 4 weeks 12 hours ago via donnieyen
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Sundance: Roger Ebert Doc 'Life Itself' Lands at Magnolia (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The distributor beat out a number of suitors including IFC, Oscilloscope and The Weinstein Company. 11 weeks 10 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Sundance: Magnolia Getting Close On ‘Frank,’ The One That Has Michael Fassbender Wearing The Giant Head

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia is zeroing in on a low seven-figure domestic deal for Frank, the Lenny Abrahamson-directed film about a band that is led by an eclectic genius lead singer who, everywhere he goes, wears an oversized head, even on stage. Now, this has been one of the most intriguing titles, given that the actor playing him is Michael Fassbender, the hunky Irishman who was just Oscar-nominated for his role in 12 Years A Slave.

12 weeks 5 days ago via theothersenhman
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James McAvoy's 'Filth' Lands at Magnolia

feedproxy.google.com – The film is based on the cult novel by Irvine Welsh, who also wrote "Trainspotting." Magnolia Pictures has picked up the North American rights to Filth, a black comedy that stars James McAvoy as a dirty and corrupt cop. The company is eyeing a spring 2014 theatrical release. VIDEO: 'Filth' Red Band Trailer The movie, based on a novel by Irvine Welsh, who also wrote Trainspotting, was the second highest-grossing R-rated film in the UK (the crazy red band trailer probably helped). 21 weeks 12 hours ago via theothersenhman

NSFW 'Nymphomaniac' Trailer Is Very NSFW

1:23 PM 11/22/2013 by Binh Ngo
Nymphomaniac
After much buildup, the trailer for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac is finally here. As one would expect, it is very, very NSFW. Check it out below. Written and directed by Lars von Trier, Nymphomaniac stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as a woman named Joe, who is found beaten in an alleyway by an old bachelor played by Stellan Skarsgard.

How I Live Now

Posted October 3rd, 2013 by Binh Ngo

Set in the near-future UK, Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe.

Review: 'Muscle Shoals' Has Got Soul

6:54 PM 9/18/2013 by Jeff Giles
Muscle Shoals
Say the words "Muscle Shoals" to a diehard music fan, and you're liable to witness a rapturous reaction -- eyes slightly closed, a knowing smile, perhaps an exhale of satisfaction. True buffs know it as the place where many of the greatest rock, soul, and R&B records of the '60s and '70s were recorded -- a geographic hamlet with an outsized influence on the cultural map, and one whose heyday unfortunately passed all too soon.
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Toronto: Magnolia Nears Deal For Ti West's 'The Sacrament'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Ti West wrote and directed The Sacrament, the contemporary found-footage thriller that world premiered at Venice before showing at Toronto over the weekend in the fest’s Vanguard section. Magnolia Pictures, which lost on an earlier bidding war here for Joe, is finalizing a deal for the pic reported to be for seven figures. 31 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen

Review: Touchy Feely (Less Handsy Than You Expect)

10:54 PM 9/5/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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Rosemarie DeWitt plays Abby, a massage therapist looking for an apartment. When her boyfriend (Scoot McNairy) casually suggests they move in together she struggles for a second before realizing it’s a blessing—but she’s not ready and her panic gives way to an aversion to touch that puts the breaks on her job and relationship.

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