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Watch: New Trailer For Terence Davies' 'The Deep Blue Sea' Starring Rachel Weisz & Tom Hiddleston

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 1:33 PM
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This writer is a bit baffled as to why Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea" didn't get more buzz on the festival circuit last year. An auteur behind the camera, with a pretty starry cast in front of it led by Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston it seemed like a no brainer, but it never really gained true momentum. Perhaps it was the deliberate pacing (some would argue "slow" but they'd be missing the point), or the distinctly stylized look that put people off but the film is sumptuous, and it's arriving in theaters soon.

So, Lucy Liu Is Going To Play Watson In The CBS Series 'Elementary'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 28, 2012 1:23 PM
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Wow, so CBS must be really scared of legal action from the creators of the BBC's "Sherlock," because otherwise this casting makes no sense at all: Lucy Liu will play Watson in CBS's Sherlock Holmes pilot, "Elementary."
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Jonathan Demme To Direct 'My Dinner With Andre' Reunion 'Wally And André Stage Ibsen'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2012 1:03 PM
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Even his detractors must admit that there's a glorious unpredictability in watching the career of Jonathan Demme. In the last decade alone, he's directed two remakes of 1960s classics, documentaries on Neil Young, Haitian activist Jean Dominique and former President Jimmy Carter, indie drama "Rachel Getting Married," episodes of TV series "A Gifted Man" and "Enlightened," and, on the way, an animated adaptation of Dave Eggers' "Zeitoun" and Stephen King time-travel thriller "11/22/63." But his next film? It's something even more unexpected.

Seth Rogen/Barbra Streisand Comedy Retitled 'The Guilt Trip,' While 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' & 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Get Release Dates

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2012 12:43 PM
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Seth Rogen is a fairly unlikely movie star all in all, but a fully flung movie star he is, and one who's gone from being the wacky scene-stealing sidekick to a bona-fide Hollywood insider, as demonstrated by his hosting role at the Spirit Awards over the weekend (and delivering a great monologue as well). He's also made smart choices: producing and co-starring in comedy-drama "50/50," moving into more serious fare with "Take This Waltz" and keeping busy with regular animation voice work alongside his more traditional starring roles.

Chris Evans Is Twenty Feet Tall, For Some Reason, In Poorly-Proportioned New Poster For 'The Avengers'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2012 12:23 PM
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With February coming to a close, the first superhero mega-blockbuster of the year, Marvel's team-up extravaganza "The Avengers," is getting awfully near; the movie will kick off the summer movie season in early May. As such, the final wave of marketing is getting underway, with a final trailer set to arrive in just under twenty-four hours. And as has become tradition, that trailer's been preceded with a new poster, along with a little international sk[r]ullduggery to go with it.

We Read It: Casting Ridley Scott & Cormac McCarthy's Bleak, Beautiful Collaboration 'The Counselor'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2012 12:00 PM
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Accusations of ageism fly around Hollywood all the time, but they seemed to be fairly definitively refuted in recent weeks when a 78-year-old became the hottest screenwriter in town after his film sold, attracted Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender, and was fast-tracked into production this May. Of course, it helps if that 78-year-old is Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer prize-winning author of "Blood Meridian," "All The Pretty Horses," "The Road" and the source material for Best Picture winner "No Country For Old Men." But it's still a rare achievement, to get a film from the page to a greenlight, with A-list talent attached, in only a matter of days.

Lea Seydoux To Star In Lesbian Romantic Drama 'Blue Is A Hot Color'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 28, 2012 11:43 AM
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In recent years, rising French thespian Lea Seydoux has intermittently been crossing the Atlantic for Hollywood film roles, making appearances in "Inglourious Basterds,"Robin Hood," "Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol" and "Midnight In Paris." And while those films have only seen her play smaller supporting or cameo roles, it's certainly brought attention to many of her films back in Europe including recent Berlin-opener "Farewell, My Queen" opposite Diane Kruger.

Mark Wahlberg Hoping To Star In Sacha Gervasi's Remake Of Hit Norwegian Thriller 'Headhunters'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2012 11:23 AM
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Something happened at some point in the last few years when we weren't looking: Mark Wahlberg became a bona-fide A-lister. Of course, he's been a movie star for nearly fifteen years, but wasn't necessarily a guy who could open a movie on his own, with box-office disappointemnts going back as recently as 2008's "Max Payne." But off the back of "The Other Guys" and the Oscar-nominated success of "The Fighter," Wahlberg seems to have become a major star, as proven by the fact that he single-handedly opened thriller "Contraband" in the January wastelands to an impressive $25 million weekend, and a total getting near $70 million to date.

Contest Giveaway: 5 Copies Of The Documentary 'No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2012 11:02 AM
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There can be no serious discussion about cinematography without the names of Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond, two of contemporary cinema's most revered men behind the camera, who between them have worked with directors like Steven Spielberg, Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Cimino, John Boorman, Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, Bob Rafelson...you get the idea. But what many people may not know is that the two also shared a close friendship and incredible story of how they got into the business in the first place, but all that is explored in the fascinating documentary "No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos."

'The Blind Side' Director John Lee Hancock In Talks To Direct Disney's 'Mary Poppins' Making-Of 'Saving Mr. Banks'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2012 10:40 AM
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It's now over two years since since "The Blind Side" came from nowhere to not only become a surprise box-office smash, but also earn a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards, and a Best Actress statuette for Sandra Bullock. As such, it's somewhat surprising that it's taken so long for its writer-director, John Lee Hancock, to get another project going.

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