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Watch: 4 Clips & Ton Of New Pics From Angelina Jolie's 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2011 11:18 AM
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A love that dare not speak its name, just one of the most horrific wars in recent memory, for Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, she isn't taking the easy way out. "In the Land of Blood and Honey" is making its way to theaters and four clips and a plethora of images from the film have arrived to give you a taste of what Jolie has delivered from her first time behind the camera.

Gary Oldman Calls 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Director Tomas Alfredson A "True Artist" & Talks Taking On George Smiley

  • By Aaron Hillis
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  • December 6, 2011 11:02 AM
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Take away his instantly recognizable roles in blockbuster franchises like 'Harry Potter' and Christopher Nolan's Batman, and Gary Oldman would still be treasured as a bona fide cinematic icon. Frankly, how could the 53-year-old British actor not be, considering how many iconic characters—from Sid Vicious to Beethoven, Pontius Pilate to Count Dracula—that he has distinctively co-opted and burned into our memories?

Richard Ayoade's 'Garth Marenghi' Partner Matthew Holness To Direct And Star In Warp Films Feature 'The Reprisalizer'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 6, 2011 10:37 AM
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1996's "The Dana Carvey Show" lasted only seven episodes, but it's fondly remembered by comedy fans, not least because it proved something of a Ground Zero for talent for years to come. The Fox sketch-show vehicle helped give big breaks to cast members Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert, as well as featuring Louis CK, Charlie Kaufman, Robert Smigel and "Moral Orel" creator Dino Stamatopolous among its writing staff, a list of names that perhaps only the similarly short-lived "Freaks and Geeks" can compete with, in terms of watching big names early in their careers.

Toby Jones & Sienna Miller To Star In BBC TV Drama About Relationship Between Alfred Hitchcock & Tippi Hedren

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 6, 2011 10:13 AM
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Considering he's the most instantly recognizable and iconic filmmaker of all time (bar perhaps Charlie Chaplin), a man whose silhouette alone became a brand name, it's surprising that no one has ever made a film about Alfred Hitchcock, especially considering the particular obsessions in his films seem thematically rife for a biographical approach. But it seems that finally, over 30 years after his death, the time has come. Anthony Hopkins and "Anvil" director Sasha Gervasi are planning "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho," from a script from "Black Swan" scribe John McLaughlin (a project once earmarked for "Glee" and "American Horror Story" mastermind Ryan Murphy; consider that a bullet dodged). 

Review: 'I Melt With You' Is An Intensely Familiar Look At Male Midlife Crisis

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 6, 2011 9:58 AM
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If an alien race were to study our cinema, they’d realize that every man beyond the age of 40 is unhappy and suffering a mid-life crisis. For every happy, well-adjusted middle-aged man in contemporary cinema, there are three more, casually living life out of a suitcase, a bottle, or underneath a sea of unpaid bills and obligations.

New Looks At Bradley Cooper & Olivia Wilde In 'The Words' & First Images Of Ari Graynor In 'For A Good Time, Call...'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 6, 2011 9:37 AM
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After Bradley Cooper’s “Limitless” was a surprise box office hit this spring, he's lined up a string of projects including David O. Russell’s “The Silver Linings Playbook,” Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines,” and “The Words,” which is premiering at Sundance. The early pics look very intriguing, featuring a gaunt, barely recognizable Jeremy Irons. The cast also includes Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes, Nora Arnezeder and Dennis Quaid. "The Words" is the festival’s closing night film, which could definitely be viewed as a vote of confidence. The Black List script follows a writer (Cooper) who, at the peak of his literary success, discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man’s work. With a pretty crack cast and decent concept, this one sounds promising.

New Looks At Julie Delpy & Chris Rock In '2 Days In New York' & Paul Dano In 'For Ellen'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 6, 2011 9:25 AM
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Julie Delpy’s last two directorial efforts, 2009’s “The Countess” and this year’s “Le Skylab,” have yet to receive U.S. theatrical distribution, but her latest Sundance entry, “2 Days in New York,” should get distributors’ tongues wagging. The sequel to Delpy’s 2007 critical hit “2 Days in Paris,” co-stars Chris Rock and features New York (obviously), a city that can charm the pants off most anyone. The follow-up to Delpy's charming and underrated film will find her character, Marion, relocated to New York with a new lover, Mingus (Rock), and a child; sorry folks, no Adam Goldberg this time around. Things will get a bit hairy as the clash of cultural backgrounds is brought to the fore when her family and ex-boyfriend come to visit. This stress will be compounded by an upcoming photo exhibit as well. If it's half as funny and painful as the first film, we're in.

Zoe Kravitz & Sophie Okonedo In Talks To Join Will & Jaden Smith In M. Night Shyamalan's '1000 A.E.'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 6, 2011 9:04 AM
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Looking back at the blockbusters of this year, it's pretty much whiter than a dinner party at Mel Gibson's house. Bar the occasional token supporting role, like Derek Luke's five lines in "Captain America: The First Avenger," Idris Elba stealing the show in "Thor" or David Oyelowo's villian in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," the cast (and indeed principle crew) of the biggest movies of the year have mostly been depressingly omni-ethnic, a sad reflection that international audiences still, on the whole, don't turn out to see black actors in lead roles. And that's why, whatever misgivings we might have about a new M. Night Shyamalan film, the casting for his next effort is at least a little refreshing.

Watch: Dead Tom Hanks Inspires His Son In New Trailer For 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 10:20 PM
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So, what's a cinematic shorthand to wring the waterworks out of your audience? Take America's everyman Tom Hanks, put in the Twin Towers and then dial the calendar back to 9/11. Break out your Hankies folks (get it!?).

Andrew Stanton Explains 'John Carter' Name Change, Says Girls Won't See A Movie With 'Mars' In The Title

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2011 7:01 PM
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Many fanboys and literary fanatics became ruffled when Disney (and director Andrew Stanton) changed the name of this spring's Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation "John Carter of Mars" to simply, "John Carter." Apparently Stanton was in London to screen 20 minutes of footage from the hotly anticipated film and during the presentation he explained to assorted journalists (including someone from Bleeding Cool) why it had undergone a surgical title snip. And, well, it's not exactly going to silence those that feel Pixar (which was unofficially involved in "John Carter") is a boys club.

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