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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.

'Boiler Room' Director Ben Younger Returns To Helm Boxing Biopic 'Paz'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 19, 2012 1:45 PM
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Whatever happened to Ben Younger? The former political aide, the youngest ever campaign manager in New York, made a promising film debut with "Boiler Room," a well-liked financial drama that starred Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel and Ben Affleck, before segueing, several years later, into "Prime," an odd romantic comedy with Meryl Streep and Uma Thurman, which was flawed, but not without its charms. But since that film, which came out in 2005? Nothing. Not a peep.

Watch: 'Resident Evil: Retribution' Teaser Trailer Reveals Alice's World Involves Lots Of Sony Products

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 1:29 PM
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Product placement in movies is nothing new, but has there ever been a teaser trailer so obviously constructed as a piece of advertising as the one for "Resident Evil: Retribution"?

Clint Mansell's Score For 'Last Night' To Get A March 27th Release, Composer Playing L.A. Shows In Support

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 19, 2012 1:00 PM
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The drama "Last Night," from director Massy Tadjedin, and starring Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington and Guillaume Canet, rather came and went last year. No one had paid much attention when it premiered at Toronto in 2010, and no one really paid much attention when it hit theaters last May -- the film is a decent enough adultery drama, but pretty unremarkable in every way. Well, in every way but one; a score by one of the best-regarded composers of his generation, Clint Mansell.

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