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James Gray Says 'Low Life' Is "The Best Thing I've Done"; Could Possibly Be Ready For TIFF

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 9:58 AM
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Over the course of four films, director James Gray has crafted four distinct New York City stories. They are films that often find very masculine yet vulnerable protagonists struggling with difficult emotional and moral terrain, in tales that enrich and transcend the genres parameter they are seemingly structured within. And Gray's next film, the recently wrapped "Low Life," promises to find the writer/director exploring some new ground. His first period movie, the picture stars regular collaborator Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner and Marion Cotillard, in the story of a woman immigrating from Poland whose sister gets caught in the confines of Ellis Island. She is then forced to dabble in burlesque and vaudeville for money once she lands, but a magician comes along who hopes to save her and reunite her with her sister.

Set Woodchippers To Recycle: FX In Talks to Develop 'Fargo' TV Series

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 26, 2012 9:45 AM
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In a move that has TV execs circa '97 trembling with envy, the cable channel FX has displayed interest in adapting the Coen Brothers' classic “Fargo” for the small screen.
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20 Images From 'Game Of Thrones' Season 2 Including Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 9:24 AM
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Lust, style, debauchery, adultery and more may all be back on "Mad Men" which had it's two hour season premiere last night, but for many, the spring television event of the year is the return of HBO's "Game Of Thrones." The ambitious fantasy series is back after wowing audiences and critics last year, with the second season kicking off next weekend, and a batch of new pics has arrived.

'The Avengers' Assemble For A Batch Of Much Improved New Images

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 26, 2012 9:04 AM
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So "The Hunger Games" opened to $155 million this weekend, and will likely be one of the biggest box office hits of the year, but what film coming up will be able to match its numbers when the final tally is counted? There are quite a few contenders, ranging from "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" to "The Dark Knight Rises," but first up is Joss Whedon's "The Avengers." "Iron Man 2" opened to just shy of $130 million on his own two years ago...and this time he has a Hulk.

Watch: Bella Can Finally Shine In Teaser Trailer For 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2012 7:10 AM
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So, now they're married, they finally fucked and have a demon baby to call their own. What next? Well, it's time for Bella to shine!

Watch: Endearing Teaser Trailer For Abbas Kiarostami's Japanese Romantic Drama 'Like Someone In Love'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 26, 2012 4:38 AM
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After taking the festival scene by storm last year with his Euro-set "Certified Copy," Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has now moved East with his latest effort, Japanese-language romantic drama "Like Someone In Love," formerly known as "The End."

Legendary Animator Glen Keane Leaves Disney

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 25, 2012 2:30 PM
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In what many saw as a shock, veteran Disney animator Glen Keane, one of the so-called celebrity animators from Disney’s “Second Renaissance” in the early 1990s, designing and animating immortal characters like Ariel from “The Little Mermaid,” the Beast from “Beauty and the Beast,” and Aladdin from “Aladdin,” left the studio on Friday. Keane had been with the studio for almost 37 years (he briefly departed from the studio to do freelance work but was still contracted almost exclusively for Disney). In his letter of resignation (posted at Cartoon Brew), Keane said, “I am convinced that animation really is the ultimate art form of our time with endless new territories to explore. I can’t resist its siren call to step out and discover them.”

Weekend Box Office: 'Hunger Games' Scores Third Highest Opening In Box Office History With Massive $155 Million Haul

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 25, 2012 12:30 PM
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Who’s hungry? “The Hunger Games” proceeded to predictably beat the stuffing out of the box office, scoring $155 million, the third-highest opening weekend in history, and highest for a non-sequel. The fan base came out in full force, no doubt, but so did the normals, as the books don’t (yet) have nearly the support of “Harry Potter” or “Twilight.” But make no mistake, this property had a similar groundswell of opinion, including an ad blitz and news and web coverage suggesting this was the “good” version of those pre-existing properties. Within three days, Lionsgate has their highest grossing domestic release of all time, and Hollywood’s strongest new franchise. Because everyone secretly loves child murder.

First Look: Shia LaBeouf & Tom Hardy In 'Lawless,' Formerly Known As 'The Wettest County'

  • By The Playlist
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  • March 24, 2012 12:03 PM
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Just days after we revealed that John Hillcoat's upcoming prohibition drama "The Wettest County" had changed its name to "Lawless" (with Terrence Malick's blessing no less), Entertainment Weekly has given us what is essentially the first official look at the film (everything seen thus far has been set photos, albeit really good ones in some cases).

Two Top Candidates For 'Carrie' Remake Reportedly Are Chloe Moretz & Haley Bennett

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2012 10:09 AM
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The unnecessary-but-it's-happening-anyway remake of "Carrie" over at MGM continues to move forward. At the beginning of the year, a random, but kind of inspired decision was made to have Kimberly Peirce sit in the director's chair, and now it seems a gaggle of young Hollywood talent is circling the title role.

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