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Deadwood rides again & Bruce Springsteen has High Hopes for HBO

A decade ago there was a lot of swearing, sex, and gun duels taking place in a HBO series created by David Milch (NYPD Blue) where the Wild Old West was brought to life in Deadwood.

In order to mark the occasion viewers will be able to watch again the battle of wits between Sheriff Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and saloon owner Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) who views the town to be his own private enterprise; the speciality channel will be airing all 36 episodes back-to-back commencing Saturday March 15, 2014 @ 10 a.m. (Et/Pt) and finishing Sunday, March 16, at 10 p.m..

Also on April 2, 2014,  HBO Signature will be running one Deadwood episode every weeknight, Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. (Et/Pt) starting Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  The Western featured historical characters such as Wild Bill Hickok, Sol Star, Calamity Jane, Wyatt Earp, George Crook, E. B. Farnum, Charlie Utter, Jack McCall, and George
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Stay Poster And Trailer Features Taylor Schilling And Aidan Quinn; From Director Wiebke von Carolsfeld

The poster and trailer for the drama Stay, starring Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”) and Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) is here.

The film also features Barry Keoghan, Nika McGuigan, Chris McHallem, Brian Gleeson, Pascale Montpetit, and Michael Ironside.

Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”) and Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) deliver heartfelt performances as Abbey and Dermot, a couple struggling to find their way in life. After retreating to the rugged expanse of the Irish countryside, their happy existence is upended when Abbey discovers she’s pregnant.

Dermot, a long-since disgraced professor, has no interest in being a father. With their lives now at a crossroads, Abbey and Dermot’s relationship hangs in the balance. They must both face the truth of who they are and which path in life to take that will finally lead them home.

From director Wiebke von Carolsfeld ( Marion Bridge
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Stay’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Stay’
Editor Wiebke von Carolsfeld’s second directorial feature (following 2002′s well-received stage adaptation “Marion Bridge”) illustrates how difficult it is to pull off onscreen the kind of ruminative psychological drama that literary fiction often manages so well. Drawn from Aislinn Hunter’s acclaimed 2005 debut novel, “Stay” emerges a tepid tale of three lives facing parenthood with mixed emotions that manifest themselves mostly in general, under-articulated gloom. Static and uninvolving despite a decent cast — particularly top-billed Aidan Quinn as an Irish villager with a restless spouse and a secret past disgrace — the pic is unlikely to generate more than modest home-format sales beyond the fest circuit.

Quinn does his best to inject humor and warmth into the somewhat stock tipsy-Irish-rascal role of Dermot, an erstwhile professor of archaeology now content to putter around his home at “the end of the world” on Ireland’s west coast. That complacency isn’t shared
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The Lucky One Star Taylor Schilling Signs On To Indie Pic Stay

After romancing Zac Efron in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Lucky One, starlet Taylor Schilling will move to become a lead (and a lower-budgeted effort) when she toplines the indie drama Stay later this year. The Hollywood Reporter says Schilling has signed on act alongside Aidan Quinn in director Wiebke von Carolsfield.s Irish-Canadian character study. In the film, Schilling will play a young woman impregnated by a former lover (Quinn) who claims to have no interest in raising the child. Lost and broken with nowhere to turn, the woman returns home to Canada where she hopes her father can help point her in the right direction. Carolsfield, a prolific film editor since 1996, turned a few heads with his 2002 directorial effort Marion Bridge, but it.s Schilling who.s really making a name for herself in the Hollywood community. Though Lucky One didn.t do Avengers numbers, the weeper did
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Casting Call: Max Minghella May Take The Internship, Taylor Schilling to Stay and Brie Larson Joins The Spectacular Now

Here are a few recent casting notes at a glance: Max Minghella (The Social Network) is in talks to join Shawn Levy's The Internship alongside Wedding Crashers alumni, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. Taylor Schilling (The Lucky One) has boarded the indie drama, Stay. Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) is the latest addition to The Spectacular Now, with Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) and Miles Teller (Project X). Tom Papa (The Marriage Ref) has joined Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra. Hit the jump for more on each film. First up from Variety comes Minghella's possible addition to The Internships, which Levy is set to film shortly.  The picture finds Wilson and Vaughn as two out of work and antiquated salesmen who try to get a leg up in the digital world by interning at a tech company.  Minghella would play a rival intern who attempts to sabotage the
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'Lucky One' Star to Topline Indie Drama 'Stay' (Exclusive)

'Lucky One' Star to Topline Indie Drama 'Stay' (Exclusive)
Taylor Schilling, who starred with Zac Efron in The Lucky One, is toplining with Aidan Quinn in the indie drama Stay. Wiebke von Carolsfeld, who directed the 2002 movie Marion Bridge, is in the helmer’s seat for what is a Canada-Ireland co-production. Samson Films and Submission are producing. The story centers on a woman (Schilling) who gets pregnant. After she learns the father (Quinn) has no interest in keeping the baby, she returns home to her father in Canada to figure out her next move. Schilling has been on a bit of tear since nabbing the lead opposite

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Poster of Bruce McDonald's 'Trigger'

Fans of Canadian director Bruce McDonald, another film about people who live by music is coming. By the way, here's the poster of his upcoming film Trigger.

First of all, this Canadian film's storyline was penned by Daniel MacIvor (Marion Bridge).

According to the information provided by New Real Films, the studio behind the film, the story two rock n' roll women who once shared a friendship, a band and a whole lot of chaos. Now a dozen years later they meet again, and over the course of one evening rediscover friendship, remember rock n'roll and reignite chaos.

The film's leading actors are Tracy Wright, Molly Parker, Don McKellar. Other members of the star-studded cast include Sarah Polley, Callum Keith Rennie, Julian Richings, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar, Samantha Munro, Lenore Zann, Marline Yan and Daniel MacIvor.

Finally, the film will be shown at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, which
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First Clips of Bruce McDonald's 'Trigger'

Although the trailer of Trigger, the next film by Canadian director Bruce McDonald, isn't online, the folks at Twitch have found the first clips from the film.

First of all, this Canadian film's storyline was penned by Daniel MacIvor (Marion Bridge).

According to the information provided by New Real Films, the studio behind the film, the story two rock n' roll women who once shared a friendship, a band and a whole lot of chaos. Now a dozen years later they meet again, and over the course of one evening rediscover friendship, remember rock n'roll and reignite chaos.

The film's leading actors are Tracy Wright, Molly Parker, Don McKellar. Other members of the star-studded cast include Sarah Polley, Callum Keith Rennie, Julian Richings, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar, Samantha Munro, Lenore Zann, Marline Yan and Daniel MacIvor.

Obviously, this Canadian film will premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, which
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[News] First Images of 'Trigger'

After he has successfully ventured into the genre of horror films with Pontypool, Canadian director Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo) goes back into making a film about people who live by music. As a matter of fact, The Cultural Post just found the first images of his upcoming film Trigger.

First of all, this Canadian film's storyline was penned by Daniel MacIvor (Marion Bridge).

According to the information provided by New Real Films, the studio behind the film, the story two rock n' roll women who once shared a friendship, a band and a whole lot of chaos. Now a dozen years later they meet again, and over the course of one evening rediscover friendship, remember rock n'roll and reignite chaos.

The film's leading actors are Tracy Wright, Molly Parker, Don McKellar. Other members of the star-studded cast include Sarah Polley, Callum Keith Rennie, Julian Richings, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar,
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Rock 'n' Roll Girl Chaos Gets a Canadian Kick

Rock 'n' Roll Girl Chaos Gets a Canadian Kick
Old-school rock is hot these days. We're quickly approaching the release of The Runaways, full of Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, and rock chaos, and now another project is on the horizon. But this time, however, it's a modern look back. Twitch found out that Bruce McDonald is heading back to his days of Hard Core Logo rock with a new film called Trigger -- news that's a nice way to finish off a week with two McDonald retro pieces (Elimination Dance and Pontypool).

According to New Real Films, Trigger was written by Marion Bridge scribe Daniel MacIvor and will star Molly Parker and Tracy Wright as two "rock 'n' roll women who once shared a friendship, a band, and a whole lot of chaos. Now, a dozen years later, they meet again, and over the course of one evening rediscover friendship, remember rock 'n' roll, and reignite chaos." Somewhere in that new chaos,
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'Wilby' opens Atlantic fest

'Wilby' opens Atlantic fest
TORONTO -- Daniel MacIvor's Wilby Wonderful will open the 24th Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Sept. 17, it was announced Wednesday. The ensemble comedy, MacIvor's second movie as director and writer after Past Perfect in 2002, was shot in Picton, Nova Scotia, and stars MacIvor, Sandra Oh (Under the Tuscan Sun), Maury Chaykin (My Cousin Vinnie) and Paul Gross (Due South). Wilby Wonderful is set for release in Canada on Oct. 1 through Mongrel Media. The movie portrays a day in the life of several island locals trying to maintain business as usual in the face of unusual circumstances. The film also stars Callum Keith Rennie (Falling Angels), James Allodi (Foolproof), Rebecca Jenkins (Marion Bridge) and Ellen Page (Marion Bridge). The Atlantic Film Festival, Canada's most prestigious festival after Toronto, runs through Sept. 25.

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