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The Wait Grows Shorter For 'Twelve Years a Slave' As Steve McQueen Project Negotiates Final Financier

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 10, 2012 11:42 AM
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Two distinguished directors have both been hard at work putting together their Louisiana-based period films about slavery, and now the one least likely to have an Ennio Morricone sample, Steve McQueen's “Twelve Years a Slave,” appears to finally be ready to roll.

Gemma Arterton In Talks to Play Struggling Actress, Psychopath in '2LDK'-Inspired 'The Wright Girls'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 10, 2012 11:23 AM
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British actress Gemma Arterton is probably still best-known for her big-budget studio fare, with “Prince of Persia” and “Clash of the Titans” both simply relegating her to love interest roles, but as recent negotiations have begun to bring the actress back to her dark genre beginnings, that trend may not stay constant for long.

The Essentials: 5 Of Michael Curtiz's Greatest Films

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 10, 2012 11:05 AM
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The coming of the auteur theory has meant that filmmakers like Michael Curtiz no longer get much sway among current generations of directors. Curtiz (born Kertész Kaminer Manó in Hungary in 1886), was a workman, a man who flourished in the studio system after being picked out by Jack Warner for his Austrian Biblical epic "Moon of Israel" in 1924). He stayed at the studio for nearly 20 years, taking on whateer he was assigned at a terrifyingly prolific worklate - he made over 100 Hollywood movies up to "The Comancheros" in 1961. And some of them are terrible, as you might expect.

Talking Tesseracts & Prototypes: New Clip From 'The Avengers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 10:45 AM
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You ready for some more "The Avengers" action!? Well, you've come to the wrong place. Continuing with their marketing plan, a large portion of which involves showing our heroes standing or walking, Marvel has unveiled yet another clip from the movie, this time with both walking and talking. Keep your pants on.

If Kid Cudi Is In The 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Reboot, Who Should He Play?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 10:24 AM
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With Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman's plans to reboot the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" as aliens or something causing an absurd amount of shaking-and-crying among folks who should have better things to worry about, the rumor mill continues to churn, and the latest development is that rapper/actor Kid Cudi might have a role in the film.

To Get Ready for 'Cabin in the Woods,' Here Are The Top 5 Cabin Movies

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 10, 2012 10:05 AM
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Everything from “The Truman Show” to John Carpenter’s “Halloween” is chopped up and blended in the pop culture Cuisinart that is Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s irrepressible “Cabin in the Woods.” But it quite clearly owes a certain debt to a very specific type of horror sub-genre set primarily in a rickety homestead in the forest, one just desolate or decrepit enough to be rife with the possibility of evil spirits, demented madmen, psychic trauma… or all of the above. When Whedon originally came to Goddard with the concept, he gleefully suggested making a “cabin movie.” While “Cabin in the Woods” ended up being much more than that (it's an acidic takedown and euphoric celebration of all things horror), we wanted to briefly cite five of the films that contributed, either directly or through the pop culture ether, to “Cabin in the Woods.”

In Over Their Heads Or Investigative Journalism? New Clip From 'Sound Of My Voice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 9:44 AM
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What would happen if you discovered that a young woman, claiming to be from the future, was recruiting followers in your neighborhood? Would you go check it out? And if you did, would you want to return to your everyday routine afterward? That's the question at the heart of this new clip from Zal Batmanglij's "Sound Of My Voice."

Michael Bay Adds European Actress/Model Yolanthe Cabau To 'Pain And Gain'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 10, 2012 9:22 AM
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Michael Bay is all about T&A up and coming talent, isn't he? The helmer is continuing the trend, plucking little known Spanish-Dutch actress/model Yolanthe Cabau out of obscurity for his upcoming dark comedy-thriller "Pain And Gain."

'Pretty Little Liars' Star Ryan Merriman To Play Fellow Dodger Dixie Walker In Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 10, 2012 9:00 AM
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If anything, the success of "Moneyball" last year has certainly brought about the revitalization of baseball-centered dramas. There's been no shortage of great ones in the past, from"Bang The Drum Slowly" to "Field Of Dreams" to The Natural," and now with the Clint Eastwood-led "Trouble With The Curve" and the Jackie Robinson biopic "42," we're definitely in for a fair slice of the genre in the near future.

Anthony LaPaglia Reunites With Robert Connolly For Julian Assange Pic 'Underground'; Rachel Griffiths & Newcomer Alex Williams Also On Board

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 10, 2012 8:39 AM
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With their promising adaptation of Arthur Miller's "A View From The Bridge," with names like Vera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska who were attached to star failing to materialize, Robert Connolly and Anthony LaPaglia (who previously teamed on "Balibo") have now set their sights on a film about one of the biggest international political figures in recent times, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

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