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WB Moves 'Jack The Giant Killer' To March 22, 2013; Takes 'Arthur & Lancelot' Off The Calendar Completely

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 10:24 PM
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Heading out of 2011 and into 2012, the executives and bookkeepers at Warner Bros. began taking a hard look at the numbers of a handful of projects on their slate, and they didn't like what they saw. The long developing remake of "Akira," which was gearing up to shoot this spring, seemed to be in an endless casting/testing cycle and the film, which had already stalled out once in 2011 when orignial director Albert Hughes left, had its pre-production offices closed at the start of the month. That's not all. David Dobkin's fantasy pic "Arthur & Lancelot," which was set to star Joel Kinnaman and Kit Harington, was also put on hold. The studio encouraged the director to take the project elsewhere due to the budget going over by a full three figure number. And it looks like WB is no hurry to revive it.

There's A Little Guy In The Oven: Todd Phillips Produced 'Project X' Has A Helluva Night In New Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 7:53 PM
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Think the guys in "The Hangover" had it rough? That's nothing compared to what unfolds for the teens of the upcoming Todd Phillips produced, found footage style, R-rated comedy "Project X." And from the looks of it, it'll make Will Ferrell's streaking in "Old School" look positively quaint.
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Olga Kurylenko In, Jessica Chastain Out For Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion'/'Horizons'; Andrea Riseborough Also Joins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 6:36 PM
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First titled "Oblivion," then for a moment "Horizons" the Tom Cruise starring, Joseph Kosinski directed sci-fi film is currently untitled, but more importantly, undergoing a bit of a casting switcheroo.

Review: Frederick Wiseman's 'Crazy Horse' A Fantastic Meditation On Bodies In Motion

  • By Brandon Harris
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  • January 19, 2012 5:28 PM
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Serious dance filmmaking is under going something of a renaissance. While Wim Wenders’ "Pina" still kicks about arthouses, doc auteur Frederick Wiseman returns with one of his patented and lengthy direct cinema discourses on the civic, social or business institution of his choice. That it mostly involves naked ladies (the reason you probably can’t find its trailer anymore on YouTube) is truly beside the point for his biggest fans, but for many, it remains a sticking point.

Johnny Depp Could Use Some Sun In New Pic From 'Dark Shadows'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 4:45 PM
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Yeah, fine, we get it. Johnny Depp is a big star and if you're gonna drop early teases of a movie, he's the guy that's gotta be featured. But it would be nice to start seeing the rest of the cast of "Dark Shadows" (particularly, Eva Green, just saying).

Kristen Wiig To Join Ben Stiller In 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 4:13 PM
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We're not going to mention the B-word at this point -- you've heard enough already -- but needless to say, the recent reports that Kristen Wiig's next project thus far was only going to be the "The Comedian" directed by Sean Penn and co-starring Robert De Niro has changed pretty fast.

Billy Bob Thornton, Thomas Jane & James Marsden Will Get Hunted By A Bear In 'Red Machine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 3:52 PM
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No, this isn't "The Grey 2" but it might as well be. If Liam Neeson and a bunch of dudes fleeing some wolves in "The Grey" isn't enough for now, another man vs. nature tale is on the way, albeit with a slightly more B-level cast.

Retro Poster For 'We Need Talk To About Kevin' & New One Sheets For 'Jeff Who Lives At Home,' 'Safe' & 'Flowers Of War'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 3:20 PM
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Some new posters have landed so we're gonna skip the preamble and just get to it. Want a poster for your wall that both reflects your taste in classic horror flicks, but still lets people know you're hip to contemporary cinema? The beautiful retro poster for "We Need To Talk About Kevin" should do the trick. What better way to advertise a movie about a demon spawn child than to riff on the one sheet for "Rosemary's Baby." Great work unknown graphic designer! It's also a great way to get people talking about 'Talk About Kevin' again, a triumphant return by Lynne Ramsay, featuring great turns by Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller, in a film that will leave you unsettled for days afterward. It's in theaters now.

New Pics From Costume Design Bonanza 'Hunger Games' & 'This Means War' With Tom Hardy & Chris Pine

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 2:29 PM
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It seems each new look at "Hunger Games" brings with it even more outrageous costume design and makeup. If this is a dystopian future, it seems fashion designers are ruling the world. Tracksuits! Those wigs! Well get ready for another feast of stichery!

Sundance: 'That's What She Said' Director Carrie Preston Keeps Men Out Of Frame In Woody Allen Style Comedy

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • January 19, 2012 2:08 PM
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Carrie Preston is best known as the ditzy-and-frustrated waitress Arlene Fowler on "True Blood" (and lately, as the ditzy-but-brilliant lawyer Elisbeth Tascioni on "The Good Wife"), but this year at Sundance, she'll be known as a film director for "That's What She Said," her sophomore feature effort behind the camera.

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