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Awesomely Retro Poster For Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph' Debuts

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 17, 2012 11:46 AM
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Disney has just debuted the teaser poster for its upcoming animated feature, "Wreck-It Ralph," over at MSN, and we've got to say that we're positively loving the stark simplicity of the design. The computer-animated movie, out on November 2nd, is set inside the world of classic videogames, and the 8-bit design of the central image (that's Ralph!), against a black background, is a pretty great design choice, managing to be both nostalgic and excitingly cutting edge at the same time. After all, how many Disney animated movies would even suggest that they would look this lo-tech and old-school?

Octavia Spencer & 'Chronicle' Star Michael B. Jordan To Star In 'Fruitvale' About Controversial Death Of Oscar Grant

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2012 11:17 AM
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The tragic death/murder of Trayvon Martin has been at the top of headlines in recent weeks, drawing controversy and criticism as officials have moved painfully slowly in arrested George Zimmerman, or even doing the basic groundwork of investigation, in a case that many feel has the markings of a racially motivated attack. But sadly, Martin is not the only young black man in recent memory to be shockingly killed by in a heated incident. On New Year's Day in 2009, the 22 year-old Oscar Grant was pulled off a rowdy BART train at the Fruitvale station, and was shot in the back, dying from his wounds, with cellphone footage capturing the entire event. Officer Mehserle was sentenced to two years for the crime, and was released on parole last June. Events bear a general similarity to the Trayvon incident, and now a movie is on the way.

12 Films We've Already Seen Playing The Tribeca Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 17, 2012 11:01 AM
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It's been a whole month since SXSW but the next fest is just a day away, with the 11th installment of the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York-based celebration of the movies set up by Robert De Niro and producing partner Jane Rosenthal, kicking off this Wednesday, April 18th.

Shawn Levy Produces Peek Into The American Male Psyche With Jake Kasdan-Directed 'Man Made'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 17, 2012 10:38 AM
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The concept of masculinity has been called into question repeatedly over the past decade, and now with men turning to old-fashioned ideals and “Mad Men” re-runs for any sort of guidance, a new book-to-film adaptation, “Man Made,” aims to achieve some answers.

'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Helmer Tommy Wirkola Feels The 'Afterburn' With Gerard Butler

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 17, 2012 10:16 AM
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The zom-com genre has been kind to director Tommy Wirkola, since it was his 2008 film “Dead Snow” that first attracted Hollywood's attention, and it's been announced he'll continue his good fortune by heading up a new sci-fi comic adaptation with considerable talent involved.

5 Things You May Not Know About Douglas Sirk's 'Imitation Of Life'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 17, 2012 10:02 AM
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The Oscar-winning success of last year's "The Help" wa a throwback in many ways, principally to the socially-conscious melodramas of Stanley Kramer, like "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner." Another comparison point that came up frequently in reviews of Tate Taylor's film was "Imitation Of Life," the 1959 melodrama by director Douglas Sirk, but it's scarcely fair: over fifty years on, Sirk's picture stands head and shoulders above virtually every other melodrama.

Watch: Zooey Deschanel's iPhone/Siri Commercial

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2012 9:52 AM
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Actress, musician, web entrepeneur, Cotton brand enthusiast and now iPhone spokesperson. Zooey Deschanel had made an ad for iPhone 4S/Siri because why not. Sadly, no new original song like she did for the fabric company but she does dance to "Shake, Rattle & Roll." So there's that.

New Pics Of Johnny Depp & Chloe Moretz In 'Dark Shadows'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2012 9:41 AM
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While "The Avengers" is preparing for a mega opening if early tracking is any indication, its run at the top of the box office might be a brief one as just a week later, Warner Bros. is dropping the latest Tim Burton and Johnny Depp team-up "Dark Shadows" and they are pushing their flick just as hard as Marvel.

Park Chan-Wook Says His Remake Of 'The Ax' Will Follow 'Stoker'; Reveals He Was Up For 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 17, 2012 9:20 AM
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We still know relatively little about Park Chan-Wook’s Hollywood debut “Stoker,” considering that we’re expecting to see it in theatres before the year’s out. Starring Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode, and written by Wentworth Miller (yes, of “Prison Break” fame), the film is one that is being batted around as a contender for Cannes and is one of the most anticipated films of the year, in any event. Park recently chatted with Korea Joongang Daily (via The Film Stage) about the plot:

Watch: Iron Man & Thor Go Head-To-Head In New Clip From 'The Avengers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2012 9:01 AM
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How does Marvel sustain hype with two weeks to go until they unleash "The Avengers"? Release a clip or movie still every day until then. It seems the comic studio is taking a page out of Fox's playbook for "X-Men: First Class" last year which saw nearly half the movie (okay, we're exaggerating, but not by much) wind up online in some fashion before it hit theaters. Looks like we're going to get every story beat of "The Avengers" as well.

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