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Steven Soderbergh On Gina Carano In 'Haywire': "It's So Satisfying Watching Her Beat The Shit Out Of The Cast"

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  • December 1, 2011 4:30 PM
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With Steven Soderbergh's next next next film being announced earlier in the week as psychological thriller "The Bitter Pill" his next, "Haywire" (shot before "Contagion," but released after, although still ahead of the just-wrapped "Magic Mike") is getting closer and closer, and the film screened in New York last night to a delighted audience, many of whom were MMA fans.

National Board Of Review Gives Best Picture & Director To 'Hugo'; Tilda Swinton & George Clooney Take Acting Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 4:14 PM
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First Look At Aubrey Plaza & Mark Duplass In 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Plus Pics From Mark Webber's 'The End Of Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 3:23 PM
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It's starting to get cooler and stockings will soon be hung with care, which means that the Sundance Film Festival is around the corner, so here's some early looks at the movies everyone will be talking about next month.

Moriarty, Mycroft & Marriage: New Pics From 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 2:27 PM
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Our expectations were low, but when we finally sat down with a tub of popcorn and an ungodly amount of cola to watch Guy Ritchie's amped up "Sherlock Holmes," it was a pleasant surprise. Energetic and witty, the film was powered by the charming onscreen pair of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, quarelling like an old married couple. Meanwhile, behind the camera, Ritchie continued to show his deft flair for action sequences and kept the movie rolling along at a merry pace. High art? No. But as some entertainment in the midst of the furrowed brow awards season, it delivered in spades. Well Holmes and Watson are back for "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" and they have some new pals with them this time around.

Daft Punk, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Bieber & More Nominated For Film Soundtrack & Score Related Grammys

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 1:41 PM
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Hey, the Oscars aren't the only awards show in town for movie lovers. Granted, it's the biggest and glitziest, but if you're a movie fan looking to keep track of which films are winning what, the Grammys are on the way, and they've announced their nominations for the 54th awards ceremony. Soundtrack/score hounds will be pleased.

Review: Takeshi Kitano's 'Outrage' Is Beautifully Shot & Well Choreographed But Feels Exhausting, Deflated & Empty

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 1:22 PM
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"Outrage," Takeshi Kitano's return to the yakuza genre, received mixed reviews from critics when it had its first official screenings at Cannes in 2010. Though we weren't initially planning on seeing it on the Croisette, we kept hearing positive chatter about the film and decided to catch the last screening, and judging by the lines which began forming more than two hours before the doors opened, the anticipation for the film certainly hasn't abated despite critical indifference.
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Bloody International Trailer For 'The Raid' Proves Original Score Is Better Than The New One By Mike Shinoda

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 12:56 PM
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You might as well consider "The Raid" one of the most hotly buzzed genre movies of next year. Arriving like a nuclear bomb at TIFF in the fall, the Gareth Evans-directed film wowed Midnight Madness crowds, was quickly snatched up by Sony who will remake it under their Screen Gems shingle, and release the original via Sony Pictures Classics. And while we patiently wait for this one to roll into cinemas sometime in 2012, an Indonesian trailer for the movie has dropped, and as always, the lesson here is don't tinker with what works.
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Drafthouse Films Picks Up 'Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films' Plus Classic Posters From The Legendary Label

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 1, 2011 12:43 PM
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We're not really sure who the hell Mark Hartley is, but over the last few years he's become one of our favorite documentarians. After the giddy, go-for-broke fun of his "Not Quite Hollywood," which exposed the rest of the world to the fast, cheap, and crocodile-infested world of Australian exploitation cinema, he set his sights on a similar cultural export in "Machete Maidens Unleashed," about Phillipino expoitation cinema (and its relationship with western cinema). While not as gut busting and awesome as "Not Quite Hollywood," if you told us we'd have to watch "Machete Maidens Unleashed" once a day, everyday, for the rest of our lives, well, we probably wouldn't complain. Hartley is once again set to appeal to the little kid who stays up past his bedtime to watch questionable movies on late night premium cable, with his new documentary "Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films." We didn't even know about this one yesterday, and now it's one of our most anticipated movies of 2012.

First Look At John Hawkes, William H. Macy & Helen Hunt In 'The Surrogate'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 12:17 PM
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That's right, the Sundance Film Festival is right around the corner, which means just as you're catching up with all of the movies from 2011, there's a whole new batch to get to know in 2012. So prepare for a bunch of images and other promo material in the next few weeks for a handful of films.
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Steve McQueen Discusses His Short-Hand With Michael Fassbender, The Influence Of Pasolini On 'Shame' And His Fela Kuti Biopic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 1, 2011 12:03 PM
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Not every filmmaker has a background as a controversial, award-winning artist. But film has always been intrinsic to Turner Prize-winner Steve McQueen's work  -- 1997's "Deadpan," for instance, recreated Buster Keaton's legendary collapsing building stunt in "Steamboat Bill Jr." -- so his movement into feature filmmaking always felt like a natural shift, and it was no surprise that when it came with 2008's "Hunger," it would be one of the most indelible films of that year.

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