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'2001: A Space Odyssey': 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 2, 2012 11:38 AM
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Forty-four years ago today, "2001: A Space Odyssey," Stanley Kubrick's classic science-fiction movie, premiered at the Uptown Theater in Washington D.C. While neither commercially or critically successful to begin with (the legendary Pauline Kael called it a "monumentally unimaginative movie"), but it soon took off with audiences, in part thanks to its psychedelic closing sequence, and is now rightfully regarded as perhaps the greatest, and most prophetic science-fiction movie ever made.

First Look At The Pink Vinyl & Picture Disc LP Options For The 'Drive' Soundtrack Reissue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 11:24 AM
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If you thought owning Driver's badass jacket was the ultimate way to show your fandom for Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive," some upcoming slabs of wax will have you reaching for your wallet once more.

Whit Stillman Talks Making 'Damsels In Distress,' His Connection To The Current Generation & More

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • April 2, 2012 11:03 AM
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Yes, it’s been a while since Whit Stillman released a film. But that story has already been done to death. The important fact is that Stillman is back, rejuvenated, and from the sound of our recent interview, looking to get back in the saddle again soon.

Yesterday's Best April Fool's Day Joke: Criterion's Upcoming Release Of 'Kindergarten Cop'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 2, 2012 10:48 AM
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It's not a tumor! In case you missed it this weekend because you were out living life, it was April Fool's Day on Sunday. And in a sea of mostly lame April Fool's Day jokes from the movie world (this /Film writer sums it up well), we tip our caps to The Criterion Collection. Their gag this year? A fake announcement that Ivan Reitman's 1990 comedy "Kindergarten Cop" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger would soon be joining their prestigious DVD collection on July 24th of this year.

Adam Sandler's 'Jack And Jill' Makes Historic Sweep Of The Razzies

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 10:43 AM
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Not that it will stop Adam Sandler from continuing to make increasingly shitacular movies, but it is kind of nice to finally see his cinematic abominations get recognized for the truly awful pieces of filmmaking they are.

TV Dial: Patty Jenkins Returns To 'The Killing'; David Slade Helms NBC's 'Hannibal' & Clive Barker Revives 'Nightbreed' For Cable

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 2, 2012 10:22 AM
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If this Monday morning brings a twinge of sadness with your morning coffee at the season finales of “Shameless” and “House of Lies” last night, well, we have to question your perspective on the world. There is hope though, for a wave of fresh TV announcements is coming your way to fill that questionable void.

Watch: David Lynch's NSFW Video For "Crazy Clown Time" Is Amazing/Bizarre

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 10:12 AM
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So, a dude in a red shirt banging on a picnic table, a mohawked beer drinking dude in a lawn chair rocking out, a football player running in place as flames from a BBQ shoot upward and a woman with giant boobs gyrating orgasmically on a lawn. We're pretty sure we've been to a party like this in Williamsburg once....

Author Don Winslow Talks Latest Thriller 'Satori' & The Brewing Film Adaptation With Leonardo DiCaprio

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 10:05 AM
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"Not to be preachy about it, but discipline is everything for a working writer, at least for this one. I can’t just wander around fields of flowers or sit brooding in coffee houses waiting for the muse to land on my shoulder and whisper in my ear.  That would nice, but it ain’t gonna happen. I treat writing like a factory job – the whistle blows and I’m at work. This thing always comes down to someone sitting down with some kind of writing instrument and getting it done," author and screenwriter Don Winslow told us recently. And he's not kidding around. That focus and drive has allowed Winslow to write 16 books over the past two decades or so, including "Satori" (hitting bookstores in paperback last week) and his upcoming "Savages" prequel "The Kings Of Cool." And this doesn't even include the television work or the brewing movie adaptations he has in development. And though he commits to a strong worth ethic, it's never at the mercy of challenging himself as a writer or compromising his own standards.

Discuss: Does A Public Blow-Up With 'Community' Creator Dan Harmon Mean Curtains For Chevy Chase On The Show?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 2, 2012 9:40 AM
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And it was all going so well for "Community." NBC's innovative, genre-hopping sitcom had gone through its darkest time after being yanked off the schedule late last year, and many wondered if the low-rated show with a cult following was headed to the chopping block. But in fact, being taken off the air might have been the best thing to happen to it: it energized the fans, and when the show returned just over two weeks ago, it was to its best ratings in over a year. Even this week, when hugely popular timeslot nemesis "Big Bang Theory" returned with new episodes, "Community" held strong, and was the NBC's biggest show of the night. Given that a fourth season of the show would see it move closer to the crucial number of episodes for syndication, it all looks but certain that the gang will back next fall.

Watch: Teaser Trailer Arrives For Katy Perry's 3D Movie 'Part Of Me,' Will Hit Theaters On July 4th

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 2, 2012 9:18 AM
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Update: A teaser trailer has arrived for the movie which you can watch below. Hooray.

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