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Casting: Eva Green Joins Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine,' Matthias Schoenaerts Drops 'Belgica' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 2:23 PM
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Penny Dreadful
With his Oscar contender "Big Eyes" starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz coming soon, those who prefer Burton's more whimsical movies, shouldn't worry. Early next year he's gearing up an adaptation of Ranson Riggs’ “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” and he's got his eye on a former collaborator for a role.

Luc Besson's Statement Of Intent For 'Lucy' Compares The Film To '2001,' 'Inception' & 'Leon The Professional'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 1:38 PM
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Lucy, Scarlett
Luc Besson's "Lucy" opened this weekend, and if there was any doubt that audiences want to see Scarlett Johansson kick ass, those were put to rest. The movie outmuscled the Dwayne Johnson-starring "Hercules" for the top spot, and even managed to score better-than-expected reviews (including ours). Indeed, the critical community hasn't been this kind to a Besson film in years, and perhaps it has to do with the overall ambition of the film.

Venice Film Festival Artistic Director Explains Why 'Gone Girl' & 'Inherent Vice' Missed The Fest

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 1:04 PM
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Gone Girl Ben Affleck
It's hard to believe, but in less than one month, the Venice Film Festival will kick off with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance," launching both the fest season and the awards calendar all at once. And while it's certainly a high-profile movie, and a major get for the fest, it can't be denied that the two movies every festival organizer wants this year is David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice." And credit to New York Film Festival for snagging the World Premiere for both movies, but as you might guess, the reasons why they landed there versus Venice or Toronto or Telluride is complicated.

Watch: Red Band Comic-Con Trailer For ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Brings The Sex & The Sizzle

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 28, 2014 12:26 PM
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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Some filmmakers you can count on being at Comic-Con every year no matter what, and Robert Rodriguez is one of them. In fact, check out this interesting fact. Warner Bros. and D.C. used two hours of Hall H Comic-Con time to promote three films and probably a handful of other projects. In contrast, Dimension Films is using an entire hour for one film and one film only, “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” (sorry I refuse to put Frank Miller’s name in the title as that’s just needlessly long, at least Lee Daniels legally had to). If there’s a studio or a filmmaker who loves and lives and dies by his Comic-Con crowd, Rodriguez is certainly close to the top and today, the trailer unspooled in San Diego has landed online.

Contest: Win Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' On Blu-Ray

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 12:06 PM
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Washing into theatres this past spring, Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" was unlike any Bible story brought to the big screen in recent memory. Or perhaps ever. Moving away from the traditional Sunday School narrative you might remember, Aronofsky's vision was darker, but also deeply looked at the price of faith, spiritually and emotionally. And if you missed it or want to see it again, we've got a way to make that happen.
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"Gritty" 'Daredevil' Coming To Netflix May 2015, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Animated Series In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 11:27 AM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
The Marvel-verse continues to expand and all you can do is get out of the way. And while Marvel has their next batch of movies planned through 2019, their current baby is this week's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" (our review). A sequel is already set for 2017, and it looks like they are feeling confident enough audiences will want even more, a small screen version of the heroes is in the works.

Exclusive: The Universe Flips Upside Down In Trailer For Surfing Documentary 'Stephanie In The Water'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 11:03 AM
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Stephanie In The Water
In sports, you can have it all one moment, and be left with nothing the next. A corner kick will find the net, or maybe an outfielder will leap and snag the ball that was going to be a home run—it's these kind of things that come with the territory of being an athlete. But what happens when it's the outside world that changes thing? That's the question explored in the upcoming documentary, "Stephanie In The Water."

Watch: Ryan Reynolds In Action In Test Footage For 'Deadpool'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 10:20 AM
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Deadpool Test Footage
“ 'Deadpool' is still alive, and we're just waiting for the studio to embrace what an amazingly fucking awesome film this would be,” director Tim Miller said last fall. “Ryan [Reynolds] is ready, I am ready, the fans are more than ready, we just need that elusive green light.” And while that thumbs up from the powers that be still awaits (though producer Lauren Shuler Donner did say this year she wants to a "Deadpool" movie — though we doubt it's this specific one), we can now see what a Miller directed, Reynolds starring movie might look like.

Fantasia Exclusive: The 'Dealer' Gets An Order In Clip From French Crime Thriller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 10:05 AM
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Dealer
Drug dealers, lowlifes and the gritty streets they operate on have been the backdrop to many crime thrillers, but filmmaker Jean Luc Herbulot puts his own mark on the genre with "Dealer." An independent film shot outside the studio system in France, it's inspired by the real life of lead actor Dan Bronchinson, bringing a level of authenticity to the movie that makes its World Premiere this week at the Fantasia Film Festival.

Quentin Tarantino Has A Sci-Fi Movie Idea Brewing; Confirms He'll Direct 'The Hateful Eight' Next

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 9:24 AM
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Even before a frame has been shot, Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" has had quite the life. Announced last year as his next project, it wasn't long after when an early draft of the script leaked, and he furiously decided to can the movie. But almost just as swiftly, he changed his mind and continued to develop the script, and then earlier this spring, he staged a starry live reading of what he had on the page so far (read our review of the event). And basically, the chatter was that Tarantino was going to ultimately direct "The Hateful Eight," and soon, with Kurt Russell (who participated in the live read) recently suggesting that cameras would roll in early 2015. And while Tarantino didn't give an exact date, he's now confirmed this film is next on his slate.

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