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New Pics From 'Men In Black 3,' 'The Bourne Legacy' & 'Battleship'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 11:21 AM
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The Oscars arrive this weekend and just after those festivities wrap, we'll be heading straight into blockbuster season with months of studio big screen spectacles hoping dazzle your eyes and wallet. Here's a few more snaps of movies headed to the multiplex.

Review: 'Raising Renee' Weighs Compassion & Responsibility In A Slight Documentary That Doesn't Dig Deep Enough

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 10:55 AM
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At what point does loyalty to family trump personal ambition, and is the decision to put all aspects of your life on hold, for the responsibility of caring for a sibling, always the right decision? These are the questions that emerge, and are partially addressed, in Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan's "Raising Renee," a frustrating documentary that boasts the odd problem of being deeply intimate yet strangely distant at the same time.
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Paul Weitz Says Princeton Pic 'Admission' Could Be Next; Still Wants To Bring 'Elric' To The Big Screen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 10:37 AM
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Predictable has never been an adjective you could use to describe Paul Weitz. After cutting his teeth on the sex comedy "American Pie," the helmer explored different genre paths, tackling dramedy ("About A Boy," "In Good Company"), satire ("American Dreamz") and fantasy ("Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant"). And this spring, he'll deliver what is arguably his most dramatic film yet in "Being Flynn," starring Paul Dano and Robert De Niro. We recently got a chance to chat with Weitz, and as usual, the projects on his upcoming slate are as diverse as they come.

Watch: Clip From 'Detachment' With Adrien Brody & Lucy Liu Features ADHD Rage

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 21, 2012 10:18 AM
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Tony Kaye has two things going for him. 1) Despite his subsequent features being relatively low profile, he directed the excellent "American History X" and thus will have our attention any time he has a new project. 2) He has the single greatest IMDB photo you're ever likely to see.
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Billy Bob Thornton On 'Jayne Mansfield's Car': The Major Change He Made In The Edit, '60s Muscle Cars And More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 21, 2012 9:57 AM
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Contrary to his fearsomely eccentric reputation, we are happy to report that in person, writer/director/actor Billy Bob Thornton is a charmer. Attending The Berlin Film Festival for the premiere of his first directorial outing in over a decade "Jayne Mansfield's Car" (you can read our review here), he won over press left and right with his mixture of soft-spoken Southern gentlemanliness, and frank rebuttals of some of the more outre rumours that have dogged him throughout his career.

'Wanderlust' Helmer David Wain Planning 'Newsreaders' Spin-Off From 'Children's Hospital'; Donald Sutherland Signs For Sitcom From 'It's Always Sunny...' Writers

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 21, 2012 9:46 AM
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It's taken a while but "The State" veteran David Wain has cracked the mainstream. Having made his directorial debut a decade ago with the cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer," Wain took a while to get anything going again, but came roaring back with two films in two years, anthology "The Ten" and Paul Rudd/Seann William Scott-starrer "Role Models," the latter of which became something of a sleeper hit.

First Look At Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond The Hills'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 9:18 AM
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While we still wait and see what will be unveiled this year at the Cannes Film Festival -- we've taken a look at the contenders here -- one film that is already tipped to appear is the latest from "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days" helmer Cristian Mungiu. "Beyond The Hills" was recently snapped up by Sundance Selects, and now we've got our first look at the movie from our friends at Flix.

First Look At Viola Davis & Maggie Gyllenhaal In 'Won't Back Down'; Film Will Hit Theaters In September

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 21, 2012 8:57 AM
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We really like Maggie Gyllenhaal. We really like Viola Davis too. We like this picture of the two of them looking happy and emotional from 20th Century Fox's upcoming release "Won't Back Down." We like that the film's supporting cast includes Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac and Lance Reddick. Hell, we even kind of like the fact that Ving Rhames is in this movie. But that, I'm afraid, is where our optimism ends.

(PDATED!) Watch Sean Durkin's 'Mary Last Seen' Short

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  • February 20, 2012 6:30 PM
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Updated 7:00PM EST: You can now view the film! Grab your redemption code and go here to watch it.

Watch/WTF: Liv Tyler Covers "Need You Tonight" By INXS For Givenchy Perfume Ad

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2012 4:41 PM
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Well, can't say were expecting this. And in the history of stars and fashion spots, this is certainly a riskier move than just appearing beautiful in a one minute ad. So props to Liv Tyler for throwing caution to the wind, even if it's still kind of totally odd.
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