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Tour Planned For 'The Artist' With Screenings Accompanied By A Live Orchestra

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2011 6:13 PM
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If you thought the buzz on "The Artist" has reached its peak, you've got it all wrong, as it's only just beginning. Scooping up a handful of awards from various critics and leading the charge at the Golden Globes, if everything goes according to plan for The Weinstein Company, they'll have a movie sensation that will span the globe.
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Spike Lee's 'Inside Man' Clive Owen Offered Villain Role In 'Oldboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2011 5:35 PM
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Update: Twitch also report that "Alice in Wonderland" and "Jane Eyre" star Mia Wasikowska has been offered the female lead of Marie, the part previously turned down by Rooney Mara. Curiously, the actress just worked with Park Chan-wook, director of the original "Oldboy," on his English-language debut "Stoker." Will that make her more likely, or less likely to take the part? We'll see in the next few weeks...

Title Song For 'Django Unchained' To Be Multilingual Version Of "My Way"?; Alexandre Desplat Scoring 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2011 5:14 PM
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A couple of musical notes for you on two of 2012's most anticipated films.

Watch: 'Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie' Gets A Green Band Trailer & Is Still Totally Surreal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2011 4:42 PM
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If you've seen "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!," then the surreal, random, WTF-mess trailer for Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's "Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" will seem right at home. If you're not familiar with their work, it might not make any sense at all.

In Theaters: 'Sherlock Holmes' Is On A 'Mission: Impossible' To Best 'Chipmunks' In the Box Office 'Carnage'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • December 16, 2011 4:09 PM
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There is entirely too much punctuation in the titles of this week's crop of releases. We've all been making fun of the beast that is "Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol; Cruise & Renner + Pegg" but what about this "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" nonsense?

'Animal Kingdom' To Become A TV Series On Showtime

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2011 4:05 PM
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Stop us if this sounds familiar. But following in the footsteps of movies turning into TV shows this year including, "The Kids Are All Right," "The Transporter," "The Lincoln Lawyer," "Anger Management," "Zombieland," "Universal Soldier" and more, yet another film is headed to the small screen. And this one is a pretty inspired choice.

Marrakech Film Festival '11: Sigourney Weaver On Auditioning For Woody Allen, 'Death And The Maiden,' & Her Passion Projects

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 16, 2011 3:46 PM
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Outside the "Avatar" and "Alien" franchises, Sigourney Weaver has worked with some top names, not least of whom, Woody Allen, who gave the actress her very first big-screen role, as "Alvy's Date Outside Theater" in "Annie Hall." Though the role is pretty minute, she was actually cast in a bigger part, which she turned down due to theater commitments. Regardless, she has good memories of her first big screen experience. "He’s very sweet, very shy…I feel like Woody Allen discovered me. He always laughed at whatever I did, even though I only worked with him a couple of days. He’s someone I admire very much and I’ll always be grateful to him because he gave me my first job."

Watch: Will Ferrell Is Armando Alvarez In Teaser Trailer For 'Casa De Mi Padre'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2011 3:42 PM
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Even though the full trailer leaked a long time ago, it seems Lionsgate's hispanic distribution offshoot Pantelion Films wants to forget that ever happened, and are starting over with a teaser trailer that only gives a small taste of the outrageous awesomeness of "Casa De Mi Padre."

Todd Haynes Thanks The Fans For Helping Him Remember The Details & Backstories Of 'Velvet Goldmine'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • December 16, 2011 3:21 PM
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Almost 25 years after he made his first film, Todd Haynes remains as provocative and singular a filmmaker as ever. From the incendiary “Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story” to Oscar-nominated projects like “Far From Heaven” and most-recently, his HBO-backed adaptation with “Mildred Pierce,” Haynes repeatedly, and directly engages controversial subject matter, examining it in oddly universal ways without sacrificing an honest or incisive eye. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been until recently that the home video market has really given many of his works the attention they deserve. On the eve of Lionsgate’s Blu-ray release of his 1998 glam rock chronicle, “Velvet Goldmine,” Haynes told The Playlist he’s happy to have a chance to add some supplemental materials for the first time which give its fans additional insights into his creative process.

The God Of Carnage: The Complete Films Of Roman Polanski

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 16, 2011 2:54 PM
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With a career marked by controversy and tragedy, triumphs and disasters, that Roman Polanski has shaken off personal obstacles and professional setbacks is a feat in itself.

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