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Duh: Robert Pattinson Says He's Not Going To Be In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 28, 2012 12:07 PM
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While he hasn't yet overwhelmingly won over his critics (reviews for "Cosmopolis" were mostly pleasantly surprised about his performance without raving about it), you have to give it up to Robert Pattinson for marking smart, bold choices. The actor's mostly been tied up on the "Twilight" movies for the past few years, but now he's admirably taking some risky and diverse roles, including costume drama "Bel Ami" from theater veteran Declan Donnellan, a thriller about the hunt for Saddam Hussein entitled "Mission: Blacklist," another picture with Cronenberg, or a team-up with Guy Pearce on "The Rover," from "Animal Kingdom" director David Michod.

New Images Of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx & Christoph Waltz In 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2012 11:03 AM
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Even though it's not coming out until Christmas, and is still shooting, The Weinstein Company are getting the ball rolling very early on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." And it's easy to see why. While the director may be a name brand at this point, his latest, a slavery-centered spaghetti western, could be his most controversial yet. However, with early footage screened at the Cannes Film Festival that delivered everything fans now expect from the director, and with rumors of a teaser trailer unspooling in front of "Prometheus," buzz is building for the film and it looks like the audiences will soon get a taste of what Tarantino is brewing.

"You're Not Batman Anymore": New TV Spot For 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2012 10:52 AM
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You hear that sound in the distance? That sinister rumbling that quickens the pulse and raises goosebumps? It's the Warner Bros. marketing department beginning to leg out the final stretch for the campaign for "The Dark Knight Rises," and after two TV spots last week, a third has now arrived, giving a glimpse of even more footage from the film. And that's not all -- the carefully planned/embargoed set visits and interviews from various outlets also landed online over the weekend with more bits and bobs spilling out.

First Look At Rachel Weisz Alongside Jeremy Renner In 'The Bourne Legacy'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 28, 2012 10:36 AM
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Of all the summer blockbusters on the way in the coming months, "The Bourne Legacy" is the one that's been keeping its cards closest to its chest. Even against the relatively secretive likes of "The Dark Knight Rises," Tony Gilroy's film, the fourth in the 'Bourne' franchise and the first without original star Matt Damon, has only unveiled a handful of stills and one stylish, '70s-style TV trailer, with only the barest minimum of details about the film revealed so far (many of them in our own chat with Gilroy).

Recap: Neil Marshall Finally Brings The Battle To 'Game Of Thrones' In 'Blackwater,' The Best Episode To Date

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 28, 2012 10:23 AM
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Given that, while it's on the expensive side as far as TV goes, "Game of Thrones" is still operating on a television budget, and as such, it's become a running joke the extent to which the show doesn't show its battles. We get a few brawls, well-choreographed and shot, and full of gore, but while there have been big battles on the show, we usually get the build up, or the aftermath, or sometimes both. It's understandable, of course, but given that the second season has revolved around a giant multi-front war, it can be a little frustrating.

Watch: Behind-The-Scenes Featurette Shows Footage From Ron Howard's 'Rush' With Chris Hemsworth & Daniel Bruhl

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 28, 2012 10:01 AM
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Sure, I know we all wish that Ron Howard was making “The Dark Tower” right now, but hopefully he’ll still be able to get around to that sooner or later. Instead he’s making “Rush” – a biopic that’s starting to look very box-office friendly after the relative success of last year’s Formula One doc “Senna,” and the continual rise of one of its stars, Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth will play James Hunt, whose rivalry with Daniel Bruhl’s Niki Lauda will be the driving force (badumtish) of Howard’s film.

Review: 'Girls' Encounter Crack & Boyfriend Troubles At The Best Party Ever In Bushwick

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 27, 2012 11:00 PM
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"It's like 'Waterworld' in there," Hannah notes before she, Marnie and Jessa enter what may possibly be the best party ever in Bushwick. Taking place inside a giant warehouse, it's very much a TV Show Party -- you'd never see anything like this in real life -- the kind of thing that has a band playing, DJs, a room full of lesbians dancing and crusty punks all hanging out together. But despite the trappings which threaten to pull this episode of "Girls" into the wacky territory it has gone into here and there throughout the otherwise stellar first season, Lena Dunham and her co-horts keep things on an even keel.

Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Wins Palme d'Or At Cannes; Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond The Hills' Other Big Winner At Fest

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 27, 2012 2:11 PM
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On rainy evening in the south of France, Nanni Moretti and rest of the Cannes Film Festival jury gathered at the Lumiere theater for a star-studded ceremony to hand out the awards for this year's fest. And there were some big surprises in store.

Cannes: Walter Salles Talks The Long Journey To Make 'On The Road'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 27, 2012 1:17 PM
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Given that the source material was once described by Truman Capote with the immortal epithet "That's not writing, that's typing," and is a generally unruly thing to adapt, it's not surprising that it's taken the best part of half-a-century to make a film of Jack Kerouac's beat classic "On The Road." Plans were in the works as early as the publication date in 1957 (Kerouac wanted to co-star in the film with Marlon Brando), and documentarian D.A. Pennebaker came close, but it's Francis Ford Coppola who's been the driving force, developing the project since the release of "Apocalypse Now" in 1979.

Weekend Box Office: 'Men In Black 3' Unseats 'The Avengers' From The Top Spot

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 27, 2012 12:36 PM
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Sony said, “Lemme see ya Nod Ya Head! Cuz the black suits coming!” And if you look at this weekend’s opening numbers for “Men In Black 3,” they’re really only impressive if you were to go “Back In Time.” As is, $55 million worth of audiences domestically said, “Here come the ‘Men In Black’ ” this weekend, besting the $52 million bow for “Men In Black II” a decade ago. Granted, Sony might have been hoping for more with the inflated price of a 3D movie ticket, but with the pic opening #1 in 104 countries and taking in $202 million worldwide, they can't be too upset, especially considering the troubled production of the movie once pointed toward a potential disaster.

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