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David Gordon Green's 'Suspiria' Remake Gets Financed, Shooting Starts In September

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 2:50 PM
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We have to admit, we thought that after the double-whammy of flops in "Your Highness" and "The Sitter," David Gordon Green might have trouble getting his ambitious redo of Dario Argento's "Suspiria" off the ground. At least at a studio, anyway. But the resilient filmmaker has landed finacing courtesy of Crime Scene Pictures (the relatively new shingle that is also behind the Coens' penned "Gambit" with Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz) and things are now clicking for a September shoot. Nice.

Exclusive: Trailer For 'A Green Story' Starring Shannon Elizabeth Premiering At L.A. Greek Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 2:26 PM
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While Shannon Elizabeth was back on the big screen last weekend in "American Reunion," reprising the role of Nadia that made her famous, an entirely different side of the actress will be on display in the upcoming biopic "A Green Story." 

Review: 'The Lady' A Glossy, Poignant But Ultimately Underwhelming Portrait Of Pro-Democracy Activist Aung San Suu Kyi

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • April 10, 2012 2:00 PM
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If there’s one thing that Luc Besson proved with “The Messenger,” it’s that his melodramatic, spectacle-laden sensibility is not particularly well-suited to serious or credible stories. Nevertheless, the director mostly abets himself of making the same mistakes twice with “The Lady,” a poignant if underwhelming portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese expat who became a pro-democracy activist in the late 1980s, as Rangoon struggled under the tyranny of a totalitarian military regime. Aided by terrific performances by David Thewlis and especially Michelle Yeoh as Suu Kyi, Besson’s “The Lady” is a glossy prestige picture that’s appropriately inspiring, but some may find its stiff-lipped nobility slightly too bloodless to leave a lasting impression.

Watch: New 'Brave' Featurette Reveals New Footage, Plot Specifics

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 10, 2012 1:40 PM
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Disney's French YouTube channel (via Bleeding Cool) has debuted a new, minute-long featurette for their upcoming Disney/Pixar fairy tale "Brave." The piece seems to be part of a larger marketing scheme called "Brave Stories" that we'll probably see in America on the Disney Channel or ABC's Saturday morning programming (and, of course, online). Despite its brief running time, the featurette offers some new footage and some plot specifics.

Alex Proyas Lines Up Adaptation Of Robert A. Heinlein's 'The Unpleasant Profession Of Jonathan Hoag'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 1:38 PM
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Big-screen adaptations of Robert A. Heinlein's books haven't had a great history. The two most notable entries -- "Starship Troopers" and "The Puppet Masters" -- deviated heavily from the source material (as fun as the former movie was) leaving fans wanting for a more faithful big screen incarnation of his work. And well, they are getting another shot.

Angelina Jolie Circles Role In Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 1:08 PM
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With Disney giving Angelina Jolie's big fairy tale movie "Maleficent" a March 14, 2014 release date yesterday, will the actress have time to squeeze in another movie before cameras roll this summer? If so, it will be one of the hottest projects brewing.

HBO Renews 'Game Of Thrones' For Third Season

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 12:53 PM
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Well, this is hardly a surprise. With critical raves pouring in, coupled with a dedicated and devoted following, HBO has announced that they've gone ahead and renewed "Game Of Thrones" for a third season.

Contest: DVD Copies Of Meryl Streep's Oscar-Winning 'The Iron Lady'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 12:46 PM
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Back in February, Meryl Streep took home her third Oscar and placed it on her mantle, taking the prize for her performance as controversial British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." But if you missed your shot to see her award-winning turn in theaters, the movie is now headed for the comfort of your own home.

Exclusive: Poster For Darkly Comic & Dramatic 'Nancy, Please' Premiering This Month At The Tribeca Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 12:26 PM
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In a couple of weeks, the red carpet will roll out and lights will be dimmed for the Tribeca Film Festival, and a host of films will be unspooling for the first time in front of an audience. And one of the films hoping to earn attention from audiences will be Andrew Semans' dark, comic psychodrama "Nancy, Please."

Ti West Will Scare You Next With 'Bedbugs'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 12:18 PM
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Sometimes the scariest things happen closest to home, and for a brief moment in the pop culture sphere, bedbugs were the horreur du jour. The subject of countless new stories, cable exposés and more, it seems everyone was worried about bedbugs, and where you might get them: Exterminators enjoyed the brief uptick in business. And of course, those critters are now headed to the big screen. Kind of.

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