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First Look: Colin Firth And Jude Law In Literary Tale 'Genius'

So, I'm experiencing that thing where you see a major star playing one of your favorite authors ever in a movie. It's not necessarily bad, it's just...unexpected. At any rate, the first image from "Genius" has arrived, along with a deal that will see the movie released by Lionsgate.  Read More: Jude Law Replaces Michael Fassbender In 'Genius' With Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce and Dominic West star in the movie that will tell the story of the relationship between acclaimed editor Max Perkins and celebrated author Thomas Wolfe ("Look Homeward, Angel," "You Can't Go Home Again"). Perkins helped Wolfe focus his beautifully wild writing to make him into a figure that for a brief, if somewhat forgotten moment, made him one of the best known voices in American letters. He was also someone who was larger than life,
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Home – review

Home is the slow, unremarkable directorial debut of an actor who had prominent roles in several early films by Turkey's most prominent director, Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Its protagonist is Dogan, an architect experiencing a mid-life crisis who's told by a senior colleague to dispel his depression by revisiting his native northern Turkey, taking with him a camera to photograph the landscape and document it for environmentalists. Rather poor advice for him and us.

Dogan visits his married sister for the first time in 15 years, has an encounter with suspicious local officials who are on the lookout for terrorists, drops in at a fish farm and meets a somewhat worldly imam. His brother-in-law tells him to accept the necessity of change, but Dogan, not surprisingly, finds the place somewhat run-down, its Greek inhabitants now gone and the local streams (referred to in the inadequate subtitles as "brooks") despoiled by hydroelectric schemes.
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Former Students Remember Beloved Frank McCourt

While his books captivated millions of readers around the world, Frank McCourt, who died Sunday after a recent health battle, spent the earlier part of his life enthralling a smaller but no less impressionable group of people: his students in the New York City public school system, where he taught for 30 years. It was when the Brooklyn-born, Ireland-raised McCourt reached his 60s that he decided to put memories of his impossibly impoverished childhood in Limerick - and his mother Angela - to paper, and the result was Angela's Ashes, published in 1996 to acclaim and awards, including the Pulitzer and the National Book Award.
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