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Bill Nighy Says The 'Total Recall' Remake Is In "Brilliant Hands"

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 22, 2011 4:18 PM
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Producer Graham King On 3D, Casting & How Martin Scorsese Made 'Hugo' For His Daughter

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 22, 2011 4:02 PM
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Watch: Powerful Errol Morris Short 'The Umbrella Man' Investigates The Mysterious JFK Assassination Figure

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2011 3:42 PM
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Give Errol Morris any topic (the more obscure and bizarre the better), and he'll likely dazzle you with what he can come up with. And as a testament to his powers of narrative force, all the famed documentarian needs is about six minutes to let his latest short, an endeavor for New York Times where he frequently writes, to say more about the JFK assassination than Oliver Stone did in his own three hour movie (which is a still great watch).

David Cronenberg Says 'A Dangerous Method' Was Originally Intended For Julia Roberts

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 22, 2011 3:17 PM
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Listen: Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis Cover "Ballade de Melody Nelson" For Serge Gainsbourg Tribute Album

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2011 2:56 PM
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The category of actor/musician consists of a small, diversely talented and wide-ranging bunch, including Ryan Gosling, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Bruce Willis, Kevin Bacon, Idris Elba, Billy Bob Thornton, Keanu Reeves, Russell Crowe and yes, Johnny Depp. That Jack Sparrow has also moonlighted as a guitar player is nothing new -- in fact, just last month he jammed with ZZ Top in Austin, Texas -- and it looks like he's got some aural candy for devoted fans.

Review: A Slight & Superficial 'My Week With Marilyn' Often Resembles A Lifetime Movie

  • By The Playlist
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  • November 22, 2011 2:33 PM
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Marked by an admirable, but certainly not spectacular performance by Michelle Williams -- in a role she's arguably not very suited for -- some wonderful costuming, set design and locations, and a stand-out supporting turn by Judi Dench, there aren't many other favorable things to say about "My Week With Marilyn," a slight drama with a reputable cast that still feels through and through like a superficial, made-for-TV Lifetime movie.

Ewan McGregor Joins Noah Baumbach's 'The Corrections' For HBO

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 22, 2011 2:11 PM
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After an excellent, nuanced and emotive turn in Mike Mills' "Beginners" earlier this year, and with a Steven Soderbergh collaboration arriving in January of next year ("Haywire"), is Scottish actor Ewan McGregor finally back on track? Over the years, we've lamented his post-"Star Wars" prequels career, which basically leaves the actor's work in an unmentionables section, but we've always been rooting for the guy to find his footing again -- he's talented, as his early arthouse work illustrates, and apparently he's one of the nicest and easiest guys in the industry to work with. Well, it looks like he's back. Another fine addition to his upcoming resume is a lead role in Noah Baumbach's forthcoming adaptation of Jonathan Frazen's "The Corrections" for HBO, which already stars Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest.

Akiva Goldsman Sets Up Western Drama About Doc Holliday AT HBO With Ron Howard Attached To Direct Pilot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2011 1:17 PM
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Say what you will about Akiva Goldsman, but the guy responsible for stuff like "Batman Forever," "Batman & Robin," "Jonah Hex" and the "Paranormal Activity" sequels does manage to deliver something a cut above his usual dreck whenever he pairs up with Ron Howard. While we'll politely ignore the Dan Brown adaptations, the duo collaborated in fine form with "A Beautiful Mind" and "Cinderella Man," and were prepared to work together again on the expansive "The Dark Tower" before Universal walked away. And while Brain Grazer recently revealed that HBO will be taking on the television portion of the Stephen King adaptation, it looks like the other two-thirds of the trio have been busy talking to the network about something else.

Exclusive Video: Renny Harlin Talks '5 Days of War'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 22, 2011 1:00 PM
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In "Five Days Of War," director Renny Harlin shows us a very different side of himself. Most view him as a poster child for the excess of nineties-era action films, as the architect behind "Die Hard 2," "The Long Kiss Goodnight" and "Cliffhanger." But few realized he would ever be interested in turning an eye towards the real life tragedy of the Russo-Georgia War, a five day conflict where the world sat by and watched as one much more powerful country inhabited the other, reigning bloodshed on the people of Georgia in an attempted regional takeover.

'Harold & Kumar Christmas' Helmer Todd Strauss-Schulson Gets Scary With 'Final Girls'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 22, 2011 12:33 PM
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