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Miami International Film Festival to Honor Lasse Hallström and Fernando Trueba; Directors Will Premiere New Films

15 November 2012 9:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As the Miami International Film Festival approaches its milestone 30th anniversary, Miff will for the first time honor two directors with a Career Achievement Tribute: Swedish filmmaker Lasse Hallström and Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba, with screenings of new works from both directors. Previous honorees include Luc Besson, Wim Wenders and Susanne Bier. Hallström, who has found success with both highly acclaimed films in his native Sweden ("My Life As A Dog") as well as in the United States ("What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" "The Cider House Rules"), brings the festival "The Hypnotist," which marks the first film he has made in Sweden in twenty-five years. Revolving around a "disgraced hypnotist whose son disappears after he secretly aids a police detective trying to solve a brutal and horrifying murder," the film stars Lena Olin and Mikael Persbrandt. It is also Sweden's official entry for Best Foreign »

- Eric Mattina

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Best Foreign Language Film 85th Academy Award Entry: Lasse Hallström's First Swedish Movie in 25 Years

6 September 2012 11:46 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

The Hypnotist: Lasse Hallström thriller is Sweden’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2013 submission The Hypnotist, Lasse Hallström’s first thriller ever and the Academy Award-nominated director’s first Swedish film in more than a quarter of a century, is Sweden’s official submission for the 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Starring Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin (a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee for Enemies: A Love Story), and Tobias Zilliacus, The Hypnotist opens in Sweden on September 28. The Hypnotist plot Based on Lars Kepler’s crime novel, The Hypnotist is described (via the Swedish Film Institute’s press release) as "a brutal story about a murderer that [...] »

- Andre Soares

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Toronto Film Festival 2012: Walter Salles Working on New On The Road Cut

28 August 2012 1:46 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

On the Road movie reedited for Toronto screening Based on Jack Kerouac's '50s novel, Walter Salles' Otr adaptation starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart (above photo) will be screened at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. We all knew that. What we didn't know is that Tiff 2012 will unveil a new cut of the film (via indieWIRE), which premiered last spring at the Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews. The 2hr20m drama has been downsized to approximately 125 minutes. That's an interesting development, as Otr has already been screened in several countries, with varying degrees of box-office success. [Check out the On the Road trailer. Check out Kristen Stewart On the Road poster; Garrett Hedlund On the Road poster.] Otr movie reedit hardly unique On the other hand, different cuts shown in different countries is hardly something new. Whether as a result of poor critical/box-office reception, (perceived) local sensibilities, and/or censorship, the movie you watch in, say, Canada isn't necessarily the exact same movie watched by someone in Singapore, »

- Zac Gille

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Another 'Alias' Reunion!

21 August 2012 4:07 AM, PDT | TheInsider.com | See recent The Insider news »

Last December, Victor Garber told me there was zero point zero zero chance of an official Alias reunion -- but that hasn't stopped him from staging several unofficial ones over the last few weeks as his former co-stars have come out to support his cabaret show at 54 Below!

Related - Jennifer Garner Says, No More Babies!

First, Garber's one-time on-screen daughter, Jennifer Garner, bestowed upon him the most heart-warming hug I've ever seen. Seriously, I love this photo so damn much.

Photos - Bradley Cooper & The Sexiest Men Alive

And last night, Bradley Cooper came out and posed with Spy Daddy after his torch song serenade.

Ok, so here's the deal Vic: you can't deny me an Alias reunion movie/TV special yet continue to hang out with the cast! I mean, what's next, you and Lena Olin tango-ing around Times Square? Ooh ... can you actually do that? M'kay, thanks!

Never Forget:

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Guillermo Del Toro Spills On 'Haunted Mansion' In Horror Bites

9 August 2012 8:30 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Any time Guillermo del Toro has an announcement to make, you know it's going to be an exciting one, and fans have been anxiously waiting to hear word on this latest update from the Mexican director. Del Toro first announced his reboot of Disney's "Haunted Mansion" (based on the popular theme park ride) in the summer of 2010 to the excitement of many, but news quickly faded. Collider, however, recently spoke to the "Pacific Rim" filmmaker who offered this news:

"I have a meeting with them in three weeks. I know they like the screenplay. I need to meet with them in three weeks. That's what I know. I know their reaction to the draft was good. We have a bunch of conceptualist art, but you never know, to predict anything else is hard for me to know."

Del Toro also revealed that while he intended on writing and producing the movie, »

- Alison Nastasi

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International Trailer and Poster Premiere for The Hypnotist

8 August 2012 12:22 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Several new international character posters and an international trailer for The Hypnotist have made their way online in preparation for the film's Swedish cinema debut on September 28th and we have 'em for you right here!

Lasse Hallstrom's The Hypnotist stars Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit), Lena Olin (The Ninth Gate, Chocolat), and Tobias Zilliacus (Iris).

In the movie Persbrandt plays Detective Linna, who "investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events."

The film "is the first in a planned series of eight Joona Linna novels from Lars Kepler – a pseudonym for Swedish husband and wife authors Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril. The third novel in the series was recently published in Sweden. Svensk and Sonet have optioned all eight »

- Uncle Creepy

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Trailer for Hallstrom’s “The Hypnotist”

25 July 2012 7:54 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Thanks to Twitch, we have a trailer for Lasse Hallstrom’s (Cider House Rules) The Hypnotist, a film adaptation from the Lars Kepler novel of the same name chronicling Detective Joona Linna. It is his triumphant return to Swedish language films, and the supernatural thriller opens in Sweden this fall, after the director hit acclaim abroad with What’S Eating Gilbert Grape? and Chocolat.

The synopsis, from Twitch, is below:

In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark is woken by a telephone call from a hospital in Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna asks for his immediate help in treating an unconscious patient suffering from acute trauma.

He hopes that Erik will be able to communicate with the young boy through hypnosis, enabling the police to question him. They hope to find out who so brutally murdered his parents and younger sister, in order to track »

- Andy Greene

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Crappy Quality, Non-English Trailer for The Hypnotist

23 July 2012 1:19 PM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

It is a very slow day in horror news so I figured, 'what the heck' let's share a low quality non English trailer for The Hypnotist. The film is based on the book by the same name written by Lars Kepler. The Hypnotist hits theaters in Sweden in October, 2012. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom The Hypnotist stars Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit), Lena Olin (The Ninth Gate, Chocolat), Jonatan Bökman and Tobias Zilliacus (Iris). Synopsis: “In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark is woken by a telephone call from a hospital in Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna asks for his immediate help in treating an unconscious patient suffering from acute trauma. »

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International Trailer Premiere for The Hypnotist

23 July 2012 11:54 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Be warned: The trailer released today is not in English and is in ridiculously low resolution. For all those out there who are curious, take a look. Everyone else might want to count backwards until something better comes along.

Lasse Hallstrom's The Hypnotist stars Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit), Lena Olin (The Ninth Gate, Chocolat), and Tobias Zilliacus (Iris).

In the movie Persbrandt plays Detective Linna, who "investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events."

The film "is the first in a planned series of eight Joona Linna novels from Lars Kepler – a pseudonym for Swedish husband and wife authors Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril. The third novel in the series was recently published in Sweden. Svensk and Sonet have »

- Uncle Creepy

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Official Swedish Trailer for Lasse Hallström's Thriller 'The Hypnotist'

23 July 2012 9:30 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Ready to be hypnotized? The first trailer for Lasse Hallström's newest Swedish thriller The Hypnotist, starring Mikael Persbrandt and Lena Olin, has debuted online thanks to Twitch. This adaptation of another Swedish crime novel called Hypnotisören is supposed to be the latest hit Scandinavian intense thriller following Dragon Tattoo and Snabba Cash. This trailer doesn't have subtitles yet, but the embed has a shoddy transcribed translation (we'll update). That said, it definitely looks interesting and twisted and weird. If you're a fan of Lasse Hallström or these dark Swedish thrillers, you need to see this trailer anyway. Watch the first Swedish trailer for Lasse Hallström's The Hypnotist, originally from Twitch: After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna (Tobias Zilliacus) works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the hospitalized son who narrowly escaped death »

- Alex Billington

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Watch: Swedish Trailer For Lasse Hallström's Thriller 'The Hypnotist'

23 July 2012 8:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, here's something we haven't really seen before from Lasse Hallström. The director, who has mostly been coasting on edgeless, forgettable, feel good fare for the past decade or longer ("Dear John," "Salmon Fishing In Yemen," "Hachi: A Dog's Tale," "The Hoax" etc.) has shifted gears considerably, getting behind the camera for the thriller "The Hypnotist," his first Swedish language film in 24 years. Starring Mikael Persbrandt ("In A Better World," "The Hobbit") and Lena Olin ("The Unbearable Lightness Of Being," "Chocolat"), the film is an adaptation of Lars Kepler's novel of the same name. The first in a trilogy -- the books are the second most successful crime series in Sweden following Stieg Larsson's 'Dragon Tattoo' novels -- the story follows Detective Joona Linna, who in this installment, investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Lasse Hallstrom's The Hypnotist Has a Trailer

23 July 2012 7:12 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The Cider House Rules' Lasse Hallstrom is back, this time with an adaptation of Lars Kepler's novel The Hypnotist - one in a series of novels about fictional Detective Joona Linna.

This one landed on our radar a year  ago and it is poised to open in Sweden this fall where it is highly anticipated (you can see pics from an early press conference here).  It's kind of a big deal over there.

This morning, a trailer has been discovered (thanks to the fellas at Twitch) , you can find it after the jump.

Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit), Tobias Zilliacus and Lena Olin star.

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Safe Haven Movie: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough

31 May 2012 11:50 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough will star in Safe Haven, the latest Nicholas Sparks novel to be turned into a movie. Lasse Hallström, Oscar nominated for My Life As a Dog and The Cider House Rules, has been assigned to direct the romantic drama for Relativity Media. Safe Haven revolves around a young woman (Julianne Hough) who becomes the talk to the (small North Carolina) town after she becomes much too intimate with a widowed father (Josh Duhamel). Filming should commence in July. For the time being, the Safe Haven release date is a Valentine’s Day-friendly Feb. 8, 2013. Nicholas Sparks movie adaptations aren’t expensive to make, and they’re reliable box-office performers in North America — though considerably less so overseas. The current big screen adaptation of a Sparks novel is the Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling romantic melodrama The Lucky One, which has collected $58.49m in North America, in addition to $29.4m internationally, »

- Zac Gille

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Revenge Finale Thoughts and an Alias Comparison

24 May 2012 4:17 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Revenge Finale Thoughts and an Alias Comparison

Now that’s how you do a cliff-hanger and Revenge has left us with one humdinger of a finale with several twists to the story (for a full round up head here). The ultimate shocking moment is what Nolan (Gabriel Mann) has discovered in the evidence that would convict Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) of hiring someone to murder David Clarke (James Tupper). Warning spoilers ahead for Revenge and Alias.

The huge reveal is that Emily’s mother is still alive and is somehow involved in the overall conspiracy of the show. There is a certain Alias vibe to this and there are also shared characteristics between Emily and Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) that we will be exploring.

For most of the first season of Alias we were led to believe that Sydney Bristow's mother had died in a car crash; this wasn't the »

- emma fraser

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'Hawaii Five-0' Season 2 finale: Chin Ho's choice and McGarrett's big discovery

14 May 2012 9:15 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Hawaii Five-0" seemingly reached an endpoint last week, when McGarrett finally got his hands on Wo Fat and watched a prison cell door close on his nemesis. But while McGarrett's quest ended up involving Kono as well, the final chapters of it didn't exactly engage the whole Five-0 team.

That was not the case with "Ua Hala" ("Death in the Family"), which presented everyone with huge stakes, from Danny's custody battle to what was on the other side of the door in Shelburne's hideout (more on that in a bit). But it was what happened to Chin Ho that really hit hard.

The case of the week involves a presumed-dead bank robber shooting and killing Chief Fryer (so long, Tom Sizemore), blowing a police building to smithereens and then shooting it out with the Five-0 team. The team traces a connection to imprisoned dirty cop Frank Delano, and we eventually »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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The Films Of Sidney Lumet: A Retrospective

9 April 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It has been a year since Sidney Lumet passed away on April 9, 2011. Here is our retrospective on the legendary filmmaker to honor his memory. Originally published April 15, 2011.

Almost a week after the fact, we, like everyone that loves film, are still mourning the passing of the great American master Sidney Lumet, one of the true titans of cinema.

Lumet was never fancy. He never needed to be, as a master of blocking, economic camera movements and framing that empowered the emotion and or exact punctuation of a particular scene. First and foremost, as you’ve likely heard ad nauseum -- but hell, it’s true -- Lumet was a storyteller, and one that preferred his beloved New York to soundstages (though let's not romanticize it too much, he did his fair share of work on studio film sets too as most TV journeyman and early studio filmmakers did).

His directing career stretched well over 50 years, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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First Stills from the Hypnotist Put You in a Trance

1 April 2012 3:55 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The pendulum swings back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth ... your eyes are growing heavy ... but not heavy enough to miss these new stills!

Lasse Hallstrom's The Hypnotist stars Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit), Lena Olin (The Ninth Gate, Chocolat) and Tobias Zilliacus (Iris).

In the movie Persbrandt plays Detective Linna, who "investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events."

The film "is the first in a planned series of eight Joona Linna novels from Lars Kepler – a pseudonym for Swedish husband and wife authors Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril. The third novel in the series was recently published in Sweden. »

- Uncle Creepy

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First Stills From Lasse Hallstrom's 'The Hypnotist' Look Bleak

1 April 2012 10:51 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

The first stills from Lasse Hallstrom's The Hypnotist have hit the web and while they look appropriately bleak, they also look pretty good. Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit), Lena Olin (The Ninth Gate, Chocolat) and Tobias Zilliacus (Iris) all star in the film with Persbrandt playing Detective Linna who, "investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events." The film "is the first in a planned series of eight Joona Linna novels from Lars Kepler a pseudonym for Swedish husband and wife authors Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril. The third novel in the series was recently published »

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Once Upon a Time Scoop: We're Dream Casting the Queen's Evil Mother!

30 January 2012 6:52 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You know the joke about how, whenever a kid turns out rotten, it’s the mother’s fault? In the case of Once Upon a Time‘s Evil Queen (Lana Parilla), it’s actually true.

An upcoming arc will introduce us to Cora, the malevolent Mommie Dearest who taught Regina her wicked ways. And who will play the plum part? No word yet. But if it were up to us, it would be one of these leading ladies:

Kelly Bishop | Gilmore Girls’ grand dame has always carried herself with the regality of a queen, evil or otherwise. Moreover, she has »

- Andy Patrick

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Invitation To A "Polish Wedding"

21 January 2012 7:55 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

The Anchor Bay Entertainment re-release of director Theresa Connelly's, 1998 Fox Searchlight, comedy-drama, "Polish Wedding", is now available on DVD :

"...'Jadzia' is the matriarch of a family of four sons and a daughter. The household also includes the eldest son's wife—a Syrian-American whom Jadzia calls 'Gypsy'. Jadzia is married to 'Bolek', but having a long-term relationship with 'Roman'. Her daughter 'Hala' then becomes pregnant by a neighborhood cop and her family pressures him into marrying her..."

Cast includes Claire Danes, Jon Bradford, Lena Olin, Ramsey Krull, Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Lapaine, Rachel Morrin, Rebecca Morrin, Mili Avital, Steven Petrarca, Brian Hoyt, Christina Romana Lypeckyj, Adam Trese, Peter Carey, Rade Šerbedžija and Kristen Bell.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Polish Wedding"...

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- Michael Stevens

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