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Watch: Samantha Morton's Beautiful Video For "The Last Goodbye" By The Kills

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 11:16 AM
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"When I first met him I thought he was the coolest guy in the world; I was completely fascinated by him. I had an immediate desire to do something with him – it was the best decision I've ever made. " -- Alison Mosshart on Jamie Hince

'Devil Inside' Duo Director William Brent Bell & Matthew Peterman Talk About That Ending & What's Next

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 13, 2012 11:00 AM
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In an event that no one saw coming, last weekend, the micro-budgeted found footage horror film "The Devil Inside," managed to scare up $34 million and displace "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" from the top of the box office heap. We got a chance this week to chat with director William Brent Bell and writer Matthew Peterman and they told us what it was like to be behind a huge smash, what's coming next, and what people think about that controversial ending (which led to the film's CinemaScore being a dismal F). 

Jonny Lee Miller & Tom Hollander Join Gemma Arterton & Saoirse Ronan In Neil Jordan's Vampire Epic 'Byzantium'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 13, 2012 10:40 AM
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In this day and age, where you can't throw a rock in a movie theater without hitting a bloodsucker-themed movie, it takes a lot to get us to register even a flicker of interest in a vampire film. But it helps a lot if you have Neil Jordan at the helm, a man who way back to "The Company Of Wolves" has proven to be a master of the macabre, and a director capable of bringing plenty of thematic richness to genre fare.

Don't Mess With His Hat: Sylvester Stallone Beefs Up 2 New Pics From 'The Expendables'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 10:36 AM
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"Magic Mike" won't be the only movie this summer bringing the man meat to the multiplex. And if you like your beef aged, then "The Expendables 2" will deliver what you're looking for.

Emily Browning Will Spend 'Summer In February' Instead Of Ophelia Lovibond

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 10:24 AM
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Emily Browning is coming off an interesting, if not exactly successful 2011. She had the unfortunate task of leading Zack Snyder's teenage boy wet dream "Sucker Punch," a film whose failures landed squarely on the director, but didn't do much favors to the cast who were ultimately wasted in the endeavor. She then headed to Cannes to walk the red carpet for the provocative "Sleeping Beauty," a challenging, cold, hermetic film that despite its supporters didn't become an arthouse hit. And while she did audition for "Hunger Games," and lined up a part in the upcoming Michael Cera thriller "Magic Magic" she's kicking of 2012 will something a bit more low key.

Nate Parker Says He Plays A Gang Member In Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 13, 2012 10:00 AM
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Despite a brief synopsis, we're still uncertain as to what to expect from Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer." It looks and feels a lot different than Lee's previous offerings, but while it features "Do The Right Thing" protagonist Mookie in a small role, it will likely be a standalone piece from his breakthrough film. We sat down with one of the film's stars, Nate Parker, during press for "Red Tails," and he revealed a few tidbits about the production.

Ridley & Tony Scott Producing Documentary Based On Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Lincoln'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 9:41 AM
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Forget Edward, Bella, Batman, Ethan Hunt, zombies, vampires, fairy tales or whatever other trend you might think is gaining heat, because it seems nothing is hotter right now than Abraham Lincoln. Last year, Robert Redford investigated his assassination with "The Conspirator," and in 2012 we'll have two versions of the famed president hitting screens, first in the revisionist genre tale "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" then in Steven Spielberg's prestige picture "Lincoln." But guess what history buffs, there is even more Abe on the way.

'The Artist' Continues Awards Sweep With Four Wins At The Critic's Choice Awards; George Clooney & Viola Davis Take Best Actor/Actress

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 13, 2012 9:10 AM
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We've still got about six weeks to go in the awards season, but we're all but done with the nomination process (bar the Oscars, of course), and moving into the stage where people actually get to start filling up their trophy cabinet. The Golden Globes are on Sunday, but last night saw the first televised ceremonies of 2012, the Broadcast Film Critic's Association Critic's Choice Awards.

Kate Winslet To Star In Kenneth Branagh's Adaptation Of Best-Seller ''The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 13, 2012 8:57 AM
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After finally winning her Oscar for "The Reader" at the start of 2009, Kate Winslet's had a little break from awards-bait movies. Not that she's avoided the glitter altogether -- she won an Emmy, deservedly, for her starring role in Todd Haynes' "Mildred Pierce," and has two Golden Globe nominations this weekend, both for that and for her turn in "Carnage." But the latter is an atypical kind of role for the star, an acerbic dark comedy, and most of her other choices of late, like Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" and a role in portmanteau comedy "Movie 43" have been designed to let her have a little fun, rather than court awards voters.

Elizabeth Olsen & Dane Dehaan Join Daniel Radcliffe In 'Kill Your Darlings'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 12, 2012 7:48 PM
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How do you follow-up a career making turn like the Sundance 2011 favorite "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (which is strangely absent from this year's Oscar conversation)? Well, if you're actress Elizabeth Olsen, you choose what appears to be a mix of genres. She's got a horror called "Silent House" arriving in March of this year, but it was shot before her Sundance hit, so we can't quite count it. Then there's the dramedy "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding" which appeared at TIFF last year, but still doesn't appear to have distribution, and another upcoming Sundance indie called "Liberal Arts." So what to do for an encore?

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