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Watch: Anne Hathaway Dreams A Dream In First Trailer For 'Les Miserables'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 30, 2012 6:47 AM
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Anne Hathaway is about to have a pretty good few months. The actress has been consistently charming, diverse and impressive on screen, but of late her showcases, from hosting a botched Oscars to films like "Love And Other Drugs" and "One Day," haven't quite worked, even if she's been pretty good in them. But in a couple of months, she's got the plum role of Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises," which is likely to win over the hearts and loins of the geek community.

Watch: Video For Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'No Church In The Wild' Directed By Romain Gavras

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 8:46 PM
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Director Romain Gavras is no stranger to helming provocative material, being the man behind M.I.A.'s redhead killing "Born Free" and the helmer of "Notre Jour Viendre" but he's upping the stakes for "No Church In The Wild," the latest single from the team up of Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch & Garrett Hedlund In The Mix For Finnick Odair In 'Catching Fire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 7:27 PM
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Well, with Robert Pattinson putting paid to rumors that he was in the race for the role of Finnick Odair in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," let the shortlist stories commence!

Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Robert De Niro In Luc Besson's Gangster Pic 'Malativa'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 6:59 PM
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One of the few highlights of the otherwise lifeless and disapointing "Dark Shadows" was -- unsurprisingly -- Michelle Pfeiffer as the matriarch of the Collins clan. As usual, she classed up the proceedings and brought a nice, icy tone to an otherwise frothy movie. Better yet, the actress who had a slight dip in her career toward the end of '90s seems to be brewing something of a comeback. And this could be the picture that puts her back on top.

Chinese Superstar Gong Li Joins Tarsem Singh's 'Marco Polo'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 29, 2012 6:25 PM
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As the historical 13th century voyage of Marco Polo stands as a symbol of the West's relationship to China, it seems fitting that an upcoming feature film about the explorer, long gestating from “The Fall” director Tarsem Singh, will provide opportunities for both cultures to partner up on the project.

Watch: U.K. Trailer For Gambling Comedy 'Lay The Favorite' Starring Bruce Willis & Rebecca Hall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 5:51 PM
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Premiering at Sundance in January to rather dismal reviews -- including our own which called it an "empty comedy" -- and acquired by The Weinstein Company which has yet to give the film a release date, who knows when Stephen Frears' star-studded "Lay The Favorite" will land stateside. But over the in U.K., it hits theaters in just a few weeks so why not roll out a trailer?

Kevin Feige Says 'Thor 2' Villain Won't Be Thanos & 'Iron Man 3' Will Contain "Biggest Spectacle Yet"

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 29, 2012 5:33 PM
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Normally, the window for open discussion on a film's ending is debatable, with some camps saying 6 months while others go for 5 years, but considering in the time it just took to blink “The Avengers” has made another cool million, we feel pretty confident in exploring its mid-credits teaser. Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige thinks so too, and in a recent interview he chatted about the eternal villain's role in their film universe, as well as his thought on “Iron Man 3” and “Thor 2.”

Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Will Make Your Holiday Season Depressing On December 19th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 5:09 PM
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Michael Haneke has never exactly been Mr. Happy Fun Time, and while his latest, the Palme d'Or winning "Amour," has been his most widely embraced film to date, make no mistake, it's basically two hours of watching a woman die. So happy holidays, Sony Pictures Classics is bringing it to theaters just in time to crush your spirits.

Jason Bateman, Zac Efron, Goldie Hawn & Leslie Mann Join Adam Shankman's 'This Is Where I Leave You'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 4:49 PM
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For the most part, Adam Shankman has been known for big screen spectacle, bringing to multiplexes the likes of "Bedtime Stories," "Hairspray" and this summer's '80s musical "Rock Of Ages." But the helmer is looking to shift gears a bit as earlier this year he signed on to direct an adaptation of Jonathan Tropper's best selling novel "This Is Where I Leave You." Never one lacking for an all star cast, Shankman has gathered up yet another strong group of talent to help him tell the tale.

Tom Cruise Action Vehicle 'One Shot' Retitled To Franchise Ready 'Jack Reacher'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 4:23 PM
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While the debate will continue to swirl about how 5' 7" Tom Cruise will portray the much taller, bulkier Jack Reacher as described in the books by Lee Child remains to be seen, from day one Paramount has viewed "One Shot" as the start of a potential series of films. And now with a swift title change, it makes a bit easier.

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