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The Ides of March

Genre: Drama

Director:

  • George Clooney

Writer:

    Cast:

    • George Clooney
    • Ryan Gosling
    • Philip Seymour Hoffman
    • Marisa Tomei
    • Evan Rachel Wood
    • Paul Giamatti
    • Jeffrey Wright

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    Articles

    DP/30: composer Alexandre Desplat 2012

    The composer of the 2011 scores for The Tree of Life, A Better Life, Carnage, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Pt 2, and The Ides of March

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    Weekend Estimates: October 30

    Puss in Boots|33.2||33.2 Paranormal Activity 3|18.5|-65%|81.3 In Time|11.8||11.8 Footloose|5.3|-49%|38.4 The Rum Diary|5.1||5.1 Real Steel|4.7|-56%|73.9 The Three Musketeers|3.4|-61%|14.8 The Ides of March|2.7|-45%|33.5 Moneyball|2.3|-42%|67.3 Courageous|1.7|-30%|27.6

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    The Weekend Report: October 30, 2011

    The Shrek spinoff Puss in Boots was initially expected to open north of $40 million but expectations were pared back to $35 million to $40 million as opening day loomed. The audience skewed 59% female and 55% were 25 years old and up according to exit polls (family stats were unavailable). Once again 3D underperformed with those engagements accounting for roughly two-thirds of the compliment and 51% of the box office while Imax dates were 7% of the total.

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    DP/30: The Ides of March, actor Evan Rachel Wood

    Evan Rachel Wood plays the pivotal role in George Clooney’s new film, in which she shares most of her screen time with Ryan Gosling. Is this role a career changer? The now-24-year-old actress thinks so. She explains why and looks back over her long career.

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    Box Office Hell — October 13

    Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com Footloose |17.7|13.6|20.0|19.0|18.0 Real Steel|17.5|15.2|15.0|15.0|15.5 The Thing|12.6|10.9|13.0|11.0|8.5 The Big Year|7.6|7.2|6.0|8.0|6.8 Dolphin Tale|6.5|6.3|6.0|6.3|6.6 The Ides of March|6.2|6.9|6.0|n/a|6.7

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    Box Office Hell — October 6

    Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com Real Steel|27.6|n/a|23.0|n/a|24.5 The Ides of March|14.2|n/a|14.0|n/a|12.0 Dolphin Tale|10.0|n/a|10.5|n/a|11.0 Moneyball|7.6|n/a|8.0|n/a|7.9 Courageous |6.0|n/a|n/a|n/a|5.7

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    Critics Roundup — October 6

    The Ides of March |Yellow||Green||Yellow Real Steel |Yellow||||Yellow Blackthorn (limited) |||Green|| Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone |||Green|Green| The Swell Season (LA., NY Oct 21) |||Green|| Dirty Girl (limited) ||||Green| The Way (limited) |||||Green 1911 (limited) |Yellow|||| Woman on the Sixth Floor (limited) |Yellow||||

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    Cincy Native Brandon Harris On Clooney’s Regional Filmmaking In Ides Of March

    “If this was the Boston of Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone, there would be stories in the Eastern press about the film’s unforced authenticity, but instead these qualities will be largely missed by the cinerati.” Cincy Native Brandon Harris On Clooney’s Regional Filmmaking In Ides Of March

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    TIFF’11 Preview: Galas and Masters

    Next week the Toronto International Film Festival will kick off, and cinephiles, film critics and industry folks will be running amok all over downtown Toronto, rushing to get to screenings and saying things like, “Hey, I’d love to chat, but I’m rushing to get to the new Cronenberg! Catch you for drinks later?” And sometimes…

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    Smoke House Takes It Cross Creek-Exclusive For Deal To Finance-Produce Politifilm Based On “Farragut North”

    Smoke House Takes It Cross Creek-Exclusive For Deal To Finance-Produce Politifilm Based On “Farragut North”

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      “I was 15 when I first watched Sally Hardesty escape into the back of a pickup truck, covered in blood and cackling like a goddamn witch. All of her friends were dead. She had been kidnapped, tortured and even forced to feed her own blood to her cannibalistic captors’ impossibly shriveled patriarch. Being new to the horror genre, I was sure she was going to die. It had been a few months since I survived a violent sexual assault, where I subsequently ran from my assailant, tripped, fell and fought like hell. I crawled home with bloody knees, makeup-stained cheeks and a new void in both my mind and heart. My sense of safety, my ability to trust others, my willingness to form new relationships and my love of spending time with people I cared about were all taken from me. It wasn’t until I found the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that something clicked. It was Sally’s strength, and her resilience. It was watching her survive blows to the head from a hammer. It was watching her break free from her bonds and burst through a glass window. It was watching her get back up after she’d been stabbed. It was watching her crawl into the back of a truck, laughing as it drove away from Leatherface. She was the last one to confront the killer, and live. I remember sitting in front of the TV and thinking, There I am. That’s me.”
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