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Peter Sarsgaard pushes sociological boundaries in the Experimenter trailer

In 1961, Stanley Milgram ( Peter Sarsgaard ) designed a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people thought they were delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger ( Jim Gaffigan ) strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his pleads for mercy, the majority of subjects didn't stop the experiment, administering what they thought was a...
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07.23.2015
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Review: Cymbeline

PLOT: An update of William Shakespeare 's play involving the patriarch of a biker gang who refuses to allow his daughter to be with a member of his club. REVIEW: Either William Shakespeare had a rare off day when he conceived CYMBELINE, or this modern day take on the tale is just a terribly translated, insanely ill-conceived botch job by its director. While the latter is...
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03.11.2015
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Review: Experimenter (Sundance 2015)

PLOT: The true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram ( Peter Sarsgaard ) who in the sixties conducted a landmark behavioral experiment concerned with the willingness of participants to inflict pain on others if told to do so by people in authority. REVIEW: Every once in a while, I see a movie at Sundance that has so much potential but winds up being...
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01.28.2015
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Keep your head while watching the new bullet-filled trailer for Anarchy

There’s a new trailer for the film ANARCHY, which was previously titled Cymbeline. The new trailer turns down the speed a little and cranks up the violence, no complaints. It’s based on William Shakespeare ‘s Cymbeline and was written and directed by Michael Almereyda , who gave us a modern-day vision HAMLET starring Ethen Hawke back in 2000. They have teamed up...
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01.16.2015
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New trailer for Cymbeline; a crime and drug filled Shakespeare adaptation

We have a new CYMBELINE trailer for you tonight, and as we’ve mentioned , if you’re a fan of Sons of Anarchy which is heavily influenced by William Shakespeare's "Hamlet", then you’re likely to enjoy this badass movie. This time, it’s Michael Almereyda ’s unique Shakespeare adaptation that’s full of crime, corruption, and no doubt a...
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09.02.2014
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Sons of Anarchy meets Shakespeare in the trailer for Cymbeline starring Ed Harris and Ethan Hawke

Fans of the FX biker series SONS OF ANARCHY are already fully aware that the series is heavily influenced by William Shakespeare 's HAMLET. While that series deviates from the classic play in some ways, The Bard's immortal tale is front and center and works perfectly with the modernized setting. While contemporary re-tellings of Shakespeare have been happening since the invention of...
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11.29.2013
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Updated adaptation of Shakespeare's Cymbeline casts Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich and more!

We've seen quite a few Shakespeare adaptations in the last decade, some being wildly successful (Baz Luhrman's ROMEO + JULIET) and some barely blipping on the radar ( Ralph Fiennes CORIOLANUS). The trend recently continued with Joss Whedon 's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and will now segue into director Michael Almereyda 's CYMBELINE, a lesser known Shakespeare opus, which has set up a very...
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08.12.2013
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