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A Very Candid Terry Gilliam Unloads On 'Transformers 3,' 'Tintin,' 'The Dark Knight' & John Williams

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2011 1:38 PM
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If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that Terry Gilliam is really, really grumpy. And or at least, very hilariously candid. Maybe it's the fact that he's constantly marginalized, besides having the oversized imagination and actor loyalty that would (you'd think) make him a big time Hollywood asset, or that every movie he's involved in seems to be an anguished, never-ending process that results in films as lackluster as "The Brothers Grimm" and "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" (oof). While we haven't been able to depend on quality films (or indeed films at all) from him in the last couple of years, we can at least count on Gilliam shooting his mouth off about big time films and famous filmmakers, because, really, what can the establishment possibly do to him at this point?

Bradley Cooper Says 'The Hangover Part III' Will Take Place In L.A., September Shoot In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 1:16 PM
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As expected, the Wolfpack will be back. Again. Even before the massively successful, award-winning "The Hangover Part II" took in over $580 million worldwide, Todd Phillips was already talking up a third entry, and the resulting box office pretty much guaranteed it was gonna happen. Moreover, the director even had a plan in mind for the direction it would take, and thankfully, it would eschew the carbon copy approach of the follow-up. 

Tilda Swinton On Exploring The Lack Of Maternal Instinct In 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' & Winging It

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • December 5, 2011 12:57 PM
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"To this day, I'm winging it," declared Oscar winner Tilda Swinton at a Q&A following a recent screening of "We Need To Talk About Kevin" in New York City, referencing her lack of proper training as an actor. While it is a truthful exclamation, it's ultimately a modest one; maybe a more educated actor can indulge in name-brand techniques and methods, but her naturalistic allure combined with her generally compelling presence add a unique element to any film she's a part of.

Roman Polanski Says Steven Spielberg Is Perfect For 'Tintin,' Plots Period Film About Aging

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 5, 2011 12:42 PM
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Producer Kathleen Kennedy Says 'Tintin' Sequel Tentatively Planned For Christmas 2014 Or Summer 2015

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2011 12:20 PM
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With the buzz reaching deafening levels for "The Adventures of Tintin," Steven Spielberg's razzle dazzled 3D animated adaptation of the beloved European comic strip (including its giant overseas haul and recent inclusion in David Edelstein's Top 10 List for 2011), it's easy to forget that when the project was initially announced, the plan was for a series of films, with Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg switching off director/producer duties for at least the first batch of films. But given both filmmakers' busy schedules, when can we even expect another entry? Producer Kathleen Kennedy (who started out as Spielberg's assistant before becoming one of his closest collaborators) says we can expect the next one fairly soon.

Director Tomas Alfredson Says 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Sequel Will Happen "At The Right Moment" & "For The Right Reasons"

  • By Cory Everett
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  • December 5, 2011 11:57 AM
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Jerry Bruckheimer Shopping Afghan War Tale 'Horse Soldiers' To Produce

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 5, 2011 11:50 AM
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A lot of conservatives were huffing and puffing in the 1990s when Disney bought Miramax Films and started distributing non-family rare like “Pulp Fiction.” Well, here’s hoping you’re happy: Miramax is dead and a few years back, Disney CEO Rich Ross announced that he would no longer be greenlighting any film that wasn’t family oriented and/or a franchise, not to mention that nothing coming out of the mouse house would be rated R.

Movie About The Tragic Death Of WWE Wrestler Chris Benoit In The Works

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 5, 2011 11:19 AM
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Review: Charlize Theron Shines In The Unflinchingly Funny & Painful 'Young Adult'

  • By William Goss
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  • December 5, 2011 10:59 AM
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Creator Neil Cross Says He's Planning A 'Luther' Movie, Rewrote 'Pacific Rim' For Guillermo Del Toro

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 5, 2011 10:46 AM
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You may or may not have seen any of "Luther," a crime procedural from the BBC that stars "The Wire" breakout Idris Elba as the titular cop, the kind of rule-eschewing maverick that cliches are made of. We wouldn't blame you for skipping it by, on BBC America or elsewhere, but it's actually a ton of fun for fans of the genre, partly thanks to the excellent performances of Elba (who was Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated), and Ruth Wilson, as his Hannibal Lecter-style nemesis/BFF, and partly because it embraces its own so ridiculousness with a big warm hug. There are few other shows that would see a Satanist villian lick a woman's face in the opening few minutes.

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