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Review: Concussion (AFI FEST 2015)

PLOT: Will Smith stars as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a brilliant forensic neuropathologist who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a serious condition that lead to the death of professional football players. REVIEW: There is no question that football can be a tough game. The players take on challenging plays and put their bodies at risk on a daily basis. Of course,...
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Diane Lane and Jason Bateman join Liam Neeson in Watergate drama, Felt

Mark Felt, better known as Deep Throat, will be the focus of an upcoming spy thriller by the name of FELT. The FBI Associate Director provided information about the involvement of President Richard Nixon's administration in covering up a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office complex, better known as the Watergate scandal. Laim Neeson has...
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New Concussion trailer has Will Smith getting deeper into his fight with NFL

Football is a strange sport to watch these days. Even though I've been a fan all of my life, I find my enthusiasm for it to be waning the last couple years the more we learn of how dangerous it can be to its participants. This is something we're supposed to be watching for entertainment, and yet we're watching players kill themselves in order to supply it. As we get deeper into the...
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Liam Neeson to star in Felt, a Watergate spy thriller about Deep Throat

Back in the 1970's, the Watergate scandal rocked America after a secret informant known only as Deep Throat provided information to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post about the involvement of President Richard Nixon's administration in covering up a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office complex. The true identity...
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Will Smith takes on the NFL in the trailer for Concussion

Before Will Smith 's Deadshot hits theaters in SUICIDE SQUAD next year, he has a different battle to fight in CONCUSSION. This story is that of Nigerion-born neuropahtologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, who was the first doctor to pinpoint a specific type of brain trauma inherent in football players. The film follows his struggle to shed light on the hazards of the game, as well as the...
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Luke Wilson might play NFL commish Roger Goodell in football concussion film

The Wrap is reporting Luke Wilson is in talks to play NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in Sony's untitled drama about the effects of concussions in football players. Peter Landesman (PARKLAND) is directing the film, and it'll be produced by Ridley Scott , who was originally attached to helm the project. If Wilson does agree to join the Sony movie, he'll star...
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Review: Kill the Messenger

PLOT: The true story of journalist Gary Webb and his investigation into the CIA's complicity in the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and 90s. REVIEW: There's a fascinating movie to be made about Gary Webb and his investigation into the CIA-assisted flood of cocaine into the U.S. in the mid-80s, but KILL THE MESSENGER doesn't quite find it. It's a good movie,...
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Kill the Messenger Star Rosemarie DeWitt!

Rosemarie DeWitt is one of the most charming and underrated actresses working today. She has given terrific performances in films like PROMISED LAND, THE COMPANY MEN and the recent MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN where she continues to prove what a talent she is. In KILL THE MESSENGER, DeWitt beautifully portrays the real life Sue Webb – wife to reporter Gary Webb – who watched...
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Kill the Messenger Star Jeremy Renner!

Jeremy Renner can do it all. This talented actor has taken on challenging character work in such films as THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD and AMERICAN HUSTLE, as well as his Academy Award nominated work in THE TOWN and THE HURT LOCKER. In his latest KILL THE MESSENGER – which he also shares a producer credit – he portrays real life reporter Gary...
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Jeremy Renner uncovers a conspiracy in the trailer for Kill The Messenger

Remember that guy, Jeremy Renner ? Haven't seen much of him lately. Apparently, between filming AVENGERS movies and restarting the BOURNE franchise, the Oscar-nominated actor found time to make a little movie called KILL THE MESSENGER. But, before you write it off as a little indie flick that will go unnoticed, check out the trailer below. KILL THE MESSENGER comes from director...
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First Look: Jeremy Renner in Kill the Messenger

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. played a...
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Review: Parkland (TIFF 2013)

PLOT: The aftermath of the Kennedy assassination, told from the perspective of the people of Dallas, including the doctors that tried to save the president ( Zac Efron , Colin Hanks ), Abraham Zapruder ( Paul Giamatti ), who infamously caught the assassination on 8mm film, the secret service, the FBI, and assassin Lee Harvey Oswald's family. REVIEW: Despite...
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