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Dustin Lance Black Writing & Directing 'The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight,' Says It Could Be 'When Harry Met Sally' For Younger Generation

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • May 29, 2012 9:58 AM
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Dustin Lance Black isn't letting the rough-and-tumble experience he had with his directorial debut "Virginia" deter him from taking charge of any further films -- in fact, he's already got two in the works.

Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor To Preview New Script 'The Lost Cause' At Nantucket Film Festival

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 29, 2012 9:41 AM
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Well, this is certainly an unconventional way for a new project from Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor to be announced, but we guess it's as effective a way as any. The duo have re-teamed for a new script, which will be previewed at a headlining staged reading at next month's Nantucket Film Festival.

Wes Anderson Reveals One Character In His Next Film Will Be A "Personal Medium"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 9:22 AM
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Things are going very well for Wes Anderson these days. The director not only unveiled his latest movie, "Moonrise Kingdom," at the Cannes Film Festival, it opened this weekend in limited release to staggering, record-breaking numbers, boasting the highest per-screen averages in history. Not bad at all. And good news for fans is that he's already cooking up his next project. During press rounds in Cannes, the director revealed that he had the screenplay complete for what would be "a Euro movie," and that the picture will find him reuniting with frequent collaborator and friend Owen Wilson. And Anderson continues to parcel out info, now spilling a little bit about the movie's premise.

New Venice Film Festival Head Says Malick's 'To The Wonder,' PTA's 'The Master' & De Palma's 'Passion' All Likely

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 9:04 AM
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The Cannes Film Festival has barely had time to put away the red carpet, and already eyes are looking to August and the Venice Film Festival. And perhaps in an effort to beat speculators to the punch, the fest's new artistic director Alberto Barbera is looking to make his first year memorable, and recently revealed to THR the titles that cinephiles can expect to pop up on the Lido. And it's a pretty envious batch of movies.

A Fan Of ‘Tree of Life’ & ‘Jurassic Park?’ Then You’ll Love ‘After Earth’ Says M. Night Shyamalan

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 29, 2012 8:39 AM
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While Twitter remains a vital tool for filmmakers to reach out to audiences worldwide, there are some public figures for which the medium just seems ill-fitted. Directors like Kevin Smith and Edgar Wright have their sensibilities precisely tuned to the format, but on the other end of the spectrum, M. Night Shyamalan, who quietly casts out filmmaking advice and shout-outs to followers, just seems peculiarly distant after maintaining a veil of secrecy for so long. Still, updates on his latest film, “After Earth,” have offered a compelling view from his perspective, the latest of which finds the director making some bold proclamations in addition to ruminating on his ambitions in the filmmaking realm.

Christopher Nolan Says 'Man Of Steel' Is Zack Snyder's Movie, Plus More Pics & New TV Spot From 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 29, 2012 8:19 AM
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Fear not – once the conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy hits theaters this summer, the director’s name will still be attached to another comic book property, that of Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, “Man of Steel.” After all, the film was Nolan’s baby at first, originating with him and writer David S. Goyer through initial drafts, but in a recent interview with Empire Magazine (via ComicBookMovie), Nolan clarified exactly how much involvement he will have in the finished production.

New Images Of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe & Anne Hathaway In Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 29, 2012 8:05 AM
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The movie-musical is a difficult nut to crack. The genre's proven the undoing of great filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, and, in the modern era, for every smash big-screen hit like "Chicago" or "Hairspray," there's a "Nine," a "Phantom of the Opera" or a "Rent" stinking up the joint. But this Christmas' big hope has the kind of pedigree that suggests it's got a better run at Oscar and box-office glory than most.

Discuss: Are You Racist If You Don't Like 'The Paperboy'?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 28, 2012 3:31 PM
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To say filmmaker Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" is the most controversial film at Cannes is a massive understatement. A pulpy, tart and sordid-sounding Southern potboiler that features moments like Nicole Kidman's character urinating on Zac Efron to cure a jellyfish wound (among other apparent follies), Daniels' follow-up to the well-recieved, but still polarizing "Precious," has been called everything from a "transcendentally awful piece of filmmaking" akin to "Showgirls," to an "instant trash masterpiece." Our reviewer from Cannes pulled no punches either describing the film as a "disastrous flop" and going as far as to claim anyone hailing it as a "camp classic" should not be trusted by the general public (and to even things out, here's another Playlist contributor who prefers it to Daniels' past work).

Watch: Gettysburg Address Anchors New Trailer For 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2012 1:04 PM
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There has got to be someone sorry over at Fox about "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." Is anyone talking about this movie? With "Prometheus," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" being the event movies everybody is talking about, and with just about a month to go until 'Vampire Hunter' is released, no one is getting really excited for this. A red band trailer dropped last week that upped the blood factor but not much else, and now another new trailer has arrived and...meh.

Watch: Peter Parker Throws Gwen Stacy Out A Window In Aussie Trailer For 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2012 12:39 PM
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While it may seem that the geek set is kinda cool on "The Amazing Spider-Man," let's just keep a couple of things in mind. First, Sony opened "Men In Black III" to over $200 million worldwide this weekend, with the movie topping the box office in 104 countries. And based on that, don't discount the studio's ability to nab the younger crowd -- who they are clearly going for -- and pile 'em into theaters on the long Fourth of July weekend. 'Spider-Man' is hardly down for the count, and his newest Aussie trailer shows it has a few more tricks up its sleeve.

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