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'We Need to Talk About Kevin' named Best Film at London Film Festival

We Need to Talk About Kevin, the unflinching mother/son drama about a Columbine-style mass murderer starring Tilda Swinton, was named Best Film at the 55th BFI London Film Festival, besting such Oscar hopefuls as The Artist, The Descendants, and Shame. “In the end, we were simply bowled over by one film, a sublime, uncompromising tale of the torment that can stand in the place of love,” said the jury’s chair, director John Madden (The Debt). “We Need to Talk About Kevin is made with the kind of singular vision that links great directors across all the traditions of cinema.”

We Need to Talk About Kevin, directed by Lynne Ramsay, opens in limited theaters Dec. 9.

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As you wish: 'Princess Bride' cast and director talk inconceivable(!) cult hit -- VIDEO

It wasn’t a major hit at the box office. It didn’t spawn any sequels or TV spin-offs. It didn’t have any huge stars — unless you count the seven-foot-plus wrestler André the Giant. And yet, surprisingly — you might even say inconceivably — since its release in 1987, director Rob Reiner’s wryly comic fairy tale The Princess Bride, a fable about true love featuring swashbuckling adventure, a six-fingered villain, and Rodents of Unusual Size, has gone on to become one of the most beloved films in recent Hollywood history. Millions of fans can quote their favorite lines by heart: “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” “Have fun storming the castle.” “Mawage, that bwessed awangement… “

For EW’s annual Reunions issue, the stars of The Princess Bride — Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, and Wallace Shawn — gathered together for the first time in nearly 25 years for a reunion photo shoot (see our behind-the-scenes video below and the reunited cast photo here). They also shared their memories of the making of The Princess Bride for an in-depth oral history. Here are a few highlights (for the entire oral history and to see our Princess Bride photos — as well as pictures from our Fatal Attraction and Aliens reunions and more — check out the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands today): READ FULL STORY

'The Swell Season' trailer looks like a real-life sequel to 'Once'

Once upon a time, two musicians made a movie, fell in love, won an Oscar, and then…who knows? You will if you catch the upcoming documentary The Swell Season, directed by Nick August-Perna and Chris Dapkins. The film follows Once stars Glen Hansard (pictured) and Marketa Irglova’s meteoric rise after “Falling Slowly” won the 2008 Oscar for Best Original Song. Watch your old friends frolic in the ocean and debate the merits of fame in the trailer: READ FULL STORY

FIRST LOOK: Poster and trailer for Sundance heartbreaker 'Like Crazy' -- EXCLUSIVE

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One big problem with Hollywood “true-love” stories is there’s often very little “truth” in them.

Then along comes a movie like Like Crazy — an indie, not a studio picture — where the relationship is allowed to be so real, so subtle, and so heartfelt that it almost feels voyeuristic. Like a love note you find, and probably shouldn’t read, but …

That was the experience many had at Sundance watching director and co-writer Drake Doremus’ film at Sundance this year, about two star-crossed lovers (Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones) who fall intensely for each other in college only to find themselves separated by a continent and an ocean, but bound — hopefully — by something stronger.

When the movie’s first screening at Sundance ended, there weren’t just a lot of tear-streaked faces, but a lot of thumbs texting loved ones from afar. “This guy came up to me right after and he just broke down and said he’d just talked to the ex-girlfriend he hadn’t spoken to in five years, just there, there in the audience,” Doremus recalls. “He said, ‘The movie inspired me to act on something I’ve been feeling and thinking for many years.’ I was blown away.”

Like Crazy won Sundance’s grand jury prize and a best actress award for Jones, while Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush bought the distribution rights for $4 million. Come Oct. 28, when it debuts in limited release, it’ll start playing to the masses.

But Like Crazy is one of those movies that will inevitably find its audience through word of mouth, just like the beautiful but shy friend you know others will swoon for if you just make the right introduction

So here it is — that intro: the first look at Like Crazy‘s trailer and a poster with an almost subliminal message, after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'Harry Potter' withdrawal: Will fans feel post-'Potter' pain?

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Anyone who attended any of the
record-breaking screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2 this past weekend can attest that the echoes of weeping fans often rivaled the theaters' booming sound systems. And while there's no doubt that the tears flowed early and often because of hanky-worthy moments -- such as (SPOILER ALERT!) Harry accepting his fate to die and Ron mourning the loss of Fred after the gruesome battle at Hogwarts -- it's also fair to say that many Potter fanatics found themselves crying for an entirely different reason: This was the moment in which they were letting go of Harry, and his beloved series, for good. "I don't think I've fully come to terms with the fact that the series is now officially over," says 19-year-old Evan Dalton, an avid West Virginia-based Harry Potter fan who has plans to see Deathly Hallows -- Part 2 for a third time. "It couldn't have ended in any other more perfect way, but it is just hard to think that there won't be any more [movies]

. It means so much to all of us fans because it has been a part of our lives for so long.”

Indeed, the boy who lived had existed in fans’ hearts for 10 years — 13 if you include the U.S. publication of J.K. Rowling’s beloved books. And for the better part of the past decade, fans even more fervent than Dalton have devoured every Harry Potter film and novel, going as far as to develop an intense, addiction-like attachment to the saga. READ FULL STORY

New 'Harry Potter' spots continue the assault on Hogwarts

It feels good to finally be able to say Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 opens next month. A new round of TV spots continues the war on Hogwarts as Voldemort tries to make Harry feel guilty for putting those who fight with him in mortal danger. I didn’t tear up this time, so I consider that progress. I did, however, start thinking that I wish my wand lit up and shot sparks. (Yes, I have a wand.) Watch the spots below. READ FULL STORY

'Kung Fu Panda 2': Best evil peacock ever?

How do the people at Dreamworks think up this stuff? Kung Fu Panda 2, is many things–an action flick, a hero’s search for his identity, a father and son story, a tear-jerker (What? There was something in my eye!)–but it also is a movie that has changed my feelings about peacocks forever. Or, at the very least, peacocks voiced by Gary Oldman.

When we meet up with Po (Jack Black), things are going pretty nicely for him. He’s made friends with the Furious Five (Angelina Jolie, David Cross, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and Jackie Chan as Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey, respectively); he’s working on mastering inner peace with the help of Shifu (Dustin Hoffman); and due to Po’s fame, business has picked up nicely at his father’s noodle shop. But every movie needs a villain, and boy does it find a good one in Shen, a silvery white peacock full of parental issues of his own after getting banished from what he believes is his rightful kingdom. Of course, his banishment was because he tried to exterminate all the pandas, after a soothsaying goat (Michelle Yeoh) predicted his defeat would come at the hands (paws?) of one. This is some seriously dark material for the kiddies (if you were traumatized by the rounding up of the unicorns in The Last Unicorn, this will ring familiar).

Taking the vain attributes always associated with peacocks, and turning Shen into a narcissistic preener of the highest variety is pretty clever to begin with. But the animators have a terrific time turning Shen’s feathers into a sinister fan that seems to have its very own personality — imprinted with colors that bring on some PTSD for Po, reminding him of when he first saw them during his repressed, traumatized childhood. He spreads them, folds them, and generally whips them around like a cape. And then, of course, there’s Gary Oldman who puts his distinctive voice to work, as always committing fully to playing the bad guy. Think Jeremy Irons in The Lion King. Or, Peter Ustinov in Robin Hood.  It’s a wonderful pairing, and helps make Kung Fu Panda 2 a compelling watch — and brings a whole new mean to “angry birds”.

Cannes preview: Brad Pitt picks fight in 'The Tree of Life' clip

The Tree of Life premieres on Monday at the Cannes Film Festival, but another clip from the eagerly awaited Terrence Malick film has been released, showing Brad Pitt’s overly tough father trying to teach his boys how to throw a punch.

Any time a bigger guy says to a little guy, “C’mon, hit me!” it’s bound to be bad for the smaller one. READ FULL STORY

'Dolphin Tale' trailer: Already crying?

The trailer for Dolphin Tale – based on the true story of Winter the dolphin, who lost her tail and got a prosthetic one — is like an emotional assault. You start with Morgan Freeman, and we’re already vulnerable. Then there’s a dolphin, one of the most beloved creatures on the planet. Then the sensitive, soft-voiced Harry Connick Jr. A teary-eyed Ashley Judd. I assume a wounded soldier. Bad weather. A crying child. A grisly but tender Kris Kristofferson. The flashing of the words “From the studio and producers of The Blind Side.” And finally, a boy hugging a dolphin. Watch it below.  READ FULL STORY

'Beautiful Boy' trailer, featuring Maria Bello and Michael Sheen, punches you right in the feelings

Oof. Beautiful Boy, which took home a prize last September at the Toronto Film Festival, looks like some pretty heavy medicine, and the trailer is guaranteed to kick you in the emotion box. About two parents — Maria Bello and Michael Sheen trying out a Yankee accent — who find out their son is responsible for a deadly school shooting spree, it almost makes Rabbit Hole seem chipper. It also appears to share certain dramatic similarities to the upcoming Lynne Ramsay-directed We Need to Talk About Kevin. Check out the trailer below.  READ FULL STORY

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