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Harold Perrineau Will Search For Osama Bin Laden Instead Of Walt In Kathryn Bigelow's 'Kill Bin Laden'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2012 2:33 PM
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Of the many, many problems in the later seasons of the ultimately deflating "Lost," it was the Michael/Walt storyline that got the most bungled. We'll save our diatribe for another day, but that whole plot thread truly got ridiculous from the moment they tried to bring the pair back into the storyline after they leave on the boat. Since the show, Perrineau hasn't quite found anything as high profile, but his next job should remedy that rather quickly.

David Wain Confirms ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Sequel In The Works, But No Guarantee It Will Happen

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • February 23, 2012 2:24 PM
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David Wain is finally creeping out of his longtime cult status designation and into the mainstream. 2008’s “Role Models” was a hilarious success and now he’s followed it up with “Wanderlust,” which hits screens tomorrow. Thankfully, Wain isn’t forgetting his roots or the fans that have stuck by him from the beginning.

The Directors, Cinematographers & More Who Should've Been Nominated For Oscars In 2012

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 23, 2012 1:57 PM
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We're just a few days away from the Oscars, and it's not long before we find out who's going to be the big winners and losers. But at this time of year, it's important not to forget those who slipped through the cracks: there were films released in 2011 that weren't "The Artist," after all.

Watch: New Trailers For 'Wrath Of The Titans' & 'The Raid' Will Get Your Heart Rate Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2012 1:47 PM
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Need a kick in the ass this afternoon? Forget running down to Starbucks for a triple mocha whatever. Just turn up the speakers on your computer, close your inbox and fire up these two trailers. They will surely get your blood racing.

Universal Buys Novel Manuscript 'Demonologist' For Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 23, 2012 1:20 PM
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In a preemptive bid sure to send any number of struggling novelists scrambling back to their word processors, Deadline notes that Universal has acquired an unpublished manuscript by Andrew Pyper called "Demonologist," which is set to be produced by ImageMovers partners Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey.

Pixar Releases New, Beautiful Poster for 'Brave' While First Look at DreamWorks' 'Turbo' Doesn't Quite Rev Our Engines

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 23, 2012 12:37 PM
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A brand new poster for Disney/Pixar's forthcoming feminist fairy tale "Brave," debuted over at the film's official iTunes trailer page (via Coming Soon). It's a brilliant combination of various aspects of the film that have been teased via various promotional images – our heroine, Merida (Kelly Macdonald), a tangle of red hair atop her head, virtuously clutching her bow, a string of mystical glowing stones, and a fearsome bear in the background (keep in mind the movie was originally, more creatively called "The Bear and the Bow"). It's a moody and fierce image and it's enough to keep us excited (while we try to forget about all that creative in-fighting that went on during the film's rocky production). On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, however, is a teaser image for DreamWorks Animation's "Turbo" (via First Showing).
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Watch: New Teaser For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters' Has Same Fight, New Blood

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2012 12:30 PM
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And just like that, out of nowhere, comes another new look at Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmasters." Twitch has unveiled a new, Russian teaser trailer for the highly anticipated, mysterious, continually delayed film. It's pretty much what we saw in the teaser last summer, albeit with a few different angles and some very red drops of blood.

Watch: Eerie NSFW Trailer For Bruno Dumont's 'Hors Satan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2012 12:23 PM
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To say that director Bruno Dumont is divisive would be an understatement, but the two-time Cannes Jury Prize winner ("Flanders," "L'humanité") certainly has his fans, but even they might be tested with his latest effort "Hors Satan" ("Outside Satan"). Premiering at Cannes last year, it's a ridiculously minimal and frustratingly enigmatic film that we didn't care for that much as we found it mysterious nature dull rather than compelling.
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New Images From Zal Batmanglij's 'Sound Of My Voice' Starring Brit Marling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2012 11:57 AM
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It's one thing for Fox Searchlight to take on a drama about cults from a first time feature filmmaker with no major stars. But it's entirely another thing for the studio to drop a generous helping of the first twelve minutes of the film online, before even a standard trailer has arrived. But that's just what they did earlier this month in a smart move that for anyone who watched (and you should) hooked viewers right into the movie, with the preview ending just at the moment you want to know more.

Watch: Trailer For Abel Ferrara's '4:44 Last Day On Earth' Starring Willem Dafoe

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 23, 2012 11:42 AM
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Someone, somewhere deserves some credit when you watch a trailer for a film that you've already read negative reviews for, yet the trailer still makes you want to see it. That was the case for this writer when watching the trailer for Abel Ferrara's apocalyptic "4:44: Last Day On Earth." Our reviewer saw the film at NYFF last year and found that "for all its arty posturing, there's something anticlimactic and ultimately unfulfilling about the film." If that's the case then that's a real shame, because this is a fairly promising preview.

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