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New Images From 'The Amazing Spider-Man' & More Of The Same In A Couple Of 'The Avengers' Banners

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 15, 2011 10:33 AM
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Even though we're right in the middle of awards season hoopla, it looks like the year (or this week anyway) is going to end on a geeky note. In addition to the much-talked-about prologue, a new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" has already leaked online and is expected to be officially released very soon, a poster dropped for "Prometheus" (and a new trailer should coming soon as well) and now two of the big comic book movies of next spring/summer are getting out of the gate with some stuff to look at.

Jane Fonda To Grace Your TV Screen With Role In Aaron Sorkin's HBO Drama 'Newsroom'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 15, 2011 10:21 AM
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To those of a younger generation, it's possible that Jane Fonda is better known as a campaigner and as ex-wife of mogul Ted Turner than as an actress. For twenty years between 1990 and 2010, the Oscar-winning star of "Klute" and "Coming Home" made only two films, the weak Jennifer Lopez comedy "Monster-In-Law," and the even weaker Lindsay Lohan vehicle "Georgia Rule." 

'Corman's World' Director Alex Stapleton Talks About Wrangling Jack Nicholson & Being Inspired By The King Of Exploitation Cinema

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 15, 2011 9:57 AM
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There isn't a splashier or more sensational documentary subject than Roger Corman, a man who has produced hundreds of exploitation and genre movies over the years, answering to no one but himself.

'Easy A' Helmer Will Gluck To Direct Action-Comedy 'Secretaries Day' From 'Iron Man 3' Writer Drew Pearce

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 15, 2011 9:41 AM
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Sony loves Will Gluck. In the course of three movies (“Fired Up!,” “Easy A,” and “Friends With Benefits”) he transformed the company’s Screen Gems shingle from a cheap huckster of common genre flicks (the “Underworld” movies, “Takers,” “Priest,” “Burlesque”) into the premiere haven for somewhat-intelligent inexpensive mainstream comedy features (and, yes, also, common genre flicks).

'Anvil!' Director Sacha Gervasi To Adapt Jo Nesbo's 'Headhunters' For The Big Screen

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 15, 2011 9:21 AM
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“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” feels like an anomaly. Everybody’s grandmother has read the thing, but will these sweet old ladies show up for a film that has been rated R for “brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language?” Sony is betting on it, big time. Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are signed on for the next two films, and now other studios are getting into the business of adapting Scandinavian crime novels for the big screen, hoping to cash in on the next big trend.

Golden Globe Nominations Announced: 'The Artist' Leads, 'The Ides Of March' Surprises, 'Extremely Loud' Snubbed

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 15, 2011 8:35 AM
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We've only just recovered from yesterday's SAG award nominations, where "The Artist" continued to lock down its frontrunner status, and "The Help" picked up a strong haul of nods, while the likes of "Shame" and "Hugo" were shut out completely (among the many snubs detailed here). A mere 24 hours later, and we're back on the awards beat, with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announcing the annual Golden Globe nominations this morning.

Rachel McAdams In Talks To Join Noomi Rapace In De Palma's 'Passion,' Shooting Begins In March

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 14, 2011 8:26 PM
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For Brian De Palma fanatics, it's been an agonizingly long wait for another sexy, stylish spellbinder. His last feature was 2007 incendiary "Redacted," which was a noble failure, but a failure just the same. Honestly, we can only watch our Criterion "Blow Out" Blu-rays so many times. Thankfully, word comes down from Anne Thompson that his new movie, "Passion," a loose remake of the recent French thriller "Love Crime," has picked up a cast member and set a date for principle photography.

Watch: Beverly Hills Retirement Home Holds Paintball Contest In Teaser Trailer For 'The Expendables 2'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 14, 2011 7:34 PM
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Listen. Carefully. On the wind. Can you hear something? A creak of bone. A distant cough. Someone complaining that they haven't taken their pills, asking if you remembered to record "NCIS," and saying how their grandkids are going to show them how to use the Google. That's right, Sylvester Stallone and his buddies are rolling back into town.

Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced Adaptation Of Acclaimed Novel 'Beat The Reaper' Heading To HBO

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 14, 2011 7:01 PM
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Not that we don't love the thing, but we're a little dispirited by the extent to which top-flight filmmakers are ready to jump ship to HBO. Increasingly the home to A-list directors like Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann and Darren Aronofsky, it's becoming one of the few places that smart, prestigious adult projects are treated as if the people who paid for them aren't ashamed of them (witness the push given to, say, "Boardwalk Empire" versus Fox Searchlight's burying of "Margaret"). But furthermore, it seems to be becoming the answer to what happens when a big-screen project hits the rocks.

Nic Cage Revenge Movie 'Seeking Justice' Finally Picked Up By Anchor Bay, Set For March 16th Release

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 14, 2011 6:30 PM
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Nicolas Cage is about this far away from being an exclusively direct-to-video actor.

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