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Hollywood's 12 Worst Cases of Ethnic Miscasting

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When it was first announced that this week's "The Lone Ranger" was going to star Johnny Depp as the Native American warrior Tonto, fans around the country scratched their heads ... and not just because they were wondering what he would look like with a giant dead bird for a hat. Depp as Tonto? Really? Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Cloud Atlas' and More

Tom Hanks and Halle Berry in "Cloud Atlas" Warner Bros.

This week: Tom Hanks and Halle Berry play several different characters over many lifetimes in the beyond-ambitious time-traversing think piece "Cloud Atlas," written and directed by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer.

Also new this week is horror icon Leatherface's return in the sequel "Texas Chainsaw 3D," Charlie Sheen in Roman Coppola's comedy "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" and a new mastered-in-4K Blu-ray of "Ghostbusters" that is optimized for Ultra HD TVs. Get More »

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Halle Berry May Not Believe in a 'Cloud Atlas' Kind of Love

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Does Halle Berry really buy into the forever (and ever and ever) brand of love she and Tom Hanks are selling in "Cloud Atlas"? Sure doesn't sound like it.

Berry might seem to have it all: ageless beauty, one adorable daughter, an Oscar and a nice little engagement bauble from French actor Olivier Martinez. But, when it comes to affairs of the heart, she's just another girl (cue the "Notting Hill" references).

The twice-divorced beauty queen-turned-actress' most recent split — from model Gabriel Aubry, the father of her daughter Nahla — was made into quite a media spectacle indeed, and she still seems to be a little bitter about the harsh lessons life's dealt her in the romantic arena. Get More »

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Who's Who in 'Cloud Atlas?'

Tom Hanks and Halle Berry in "Cloud Atlas" Warner Bros.

"Matrix" directors Lana and Andy Wachowski, along with "Run Lola Run" filmmaker Tom Tykwer, have crafted a big, tasty slice of WTF pie in the form of their new movie epic "Cloud Atlas." The film breaks boundaries both in its narrative (interweaving six separate stories of different genres) and through its performers (the actors play multiple roles of different age, race and gender), all the while somehow remaining not just coherent but wildly entertaining. Who'd a thunk it?

While the end credits reveal who played which characters — leading to some audible gasps from the audience — we thought we'd fill you in on just who each of these actors appear as and how much Silly Putty was applied to achieve this.

(Warning: Spoilers ahead) Get More »

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Director Lana Wachowski Breaks Silence with Visibility Win Speech

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Notoriously private writer, director and producer Lana Wachowski — formerly known as Larry Wachowski of the Wachowski Brothers filmmaking team — emerged from hiding this weekend to give an acceptance speech for the Human Rights Campaign's annual Visibility Award and wowed the film world with a brave, emotional account of life before her transgender transformation.

The "Cloud Atlas" helmer, who underwent transformation operations following the release of "Speed Racer" in 2008, talked frankly about moments through her life, even recently, when her gender identity issues left her feeling isolated, alone and once very near to committing suicide by jumping in front of a train.

One touching moment recalled involved her brother Andy Wachowski, their "Cloud Atlas" co-director Tom Twyker and an unaware journalist doing press for the film. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Experts Explain 'Cloud Atlas' on 'Matt's Apartment Show'

[From] Matt Zaller is a comedian. He has a girlfriend. His girlfriend has an apartment. And we have a show.

In this episode of "Matt's Apartment Show" — or "Matt Zaller's Girlfriend's Apartment's Movie-Related Show," if you're not busy — Matt solicits the help of a meteorologist to understand the new movie "Cloud Atlas." Well, a former meteorologist. Who loves movies.


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Connect Yourself to Our 'Cloud Atlas' Giveaway

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"Cloud Atlas" is a centuries-spanning sci-fi adventure in which the concepts of cause and effect, destiny and fate are explored through the journeys of what might be the many different incarnations of the same souls throughout history, played by Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and many, many others — and often under a ton of makeup.

You know that "Cloud Atlas" must be something special when the usually completely press-shy Wachowskis have actually come forth to talk about their latest astonishing creation, which will be unveiled in theaters on Oct. 26.

Such an epic film deserves an epic giveaway, so we're including prizes that will bring joy and inspiration through the generations. Two lucky winners will take home these "Cloud Atlas" treasures that focus on the written word, the sounds of music and even the shirt on your back as you embark on your own life (lives?) journey. Get More »

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Best of the Fest: The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

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We've bid farewell to the Great White North for another year — yup, the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival is officially over. In years past, Oscar winners like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech" made their international debuts at TIFF. With that in mind, we took in every screening our schedules allowed, looking for the Next Big Thing of this year.

We narrowed the Best of Fest list to 15; They may not be the Oscar nominees of 2013 — though we'd bet cash money some of them are — but they'll be among the best movies you'll see for yourself this year. -- By Kevin Polowy and Brooke Tarnoff Get More »

Toronto Film Festival: The Verdict on the Movies You're Dying to See

Sam Rockwell and Colin Farrell in "Seven Psychopaths"
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It's become fairly common knowledge that the unofficial awards season kicks off with the Toronto International Film Festival. Critics and film fans alike have all eyes on the Canadian city as studios launch their Oscar hopefuls and indies look for distributors.

With films like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech" having made their international debuts at the fest, the movies showing this year are among those we can't wait to see this fall — in fact, we listed 20 of them before TIFF even kicked off.

So, how did they fare? Well, here's what the reviewers from our sister site,, had to say... Get More »

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20 Films We Can't Wait to See in Toronto

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Dano in "Looper"

As much as we love all that summer has to offer, fall is where it's at for true cinephiles. The movie lover's season officially kicks off (according to us, anyway) the same day the annual Toronto International Festival launches every year in early September.

As has been the case for several years now, Toronto serves as a platform for studios to launch their Oscar hopefuls and for smaller indies to find a home (and maybe some awards down the line). "The King's Speech," "Slumdog Millionaire," "Precious" and "The Artist" all played at the festival before going on to Oscar glory while films like "Beginners," "Killer Joe" and "Your Sister's Sister," all came into the event without a distributor, and left with one. Get More »

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