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The Small Screen: Chiwetel Ejiofor & Matthew Goode To Star In 1930s Jazz World Drama 'Dancing to the Edge'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 23, 2011 9:20 AM
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His name might be pretty much unfamiliar to all but the most fervent Anglophiles, but Stephen Poliakoff is something of a legend among British writers. He started his career as a playwright in the 1970s, before moving into television, which has hosted the bulk of his work, followed by feature films like "Hidden City" and "Close Your Eyes," with Alan Rickman and Clive Owen. Poliakoff's consistently idiosyncratic, often oblique dramas have become a brand in to themselves, making him one of the few writers who can continually bring in huge audiences for serious, adult television when it airs on the BBC.

Gary Oldman Won't Be The Colonel In 'Akira,' Ken Watanabe Next On List

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 23, 2011 8:56 AM
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New Images Debut From Ridley Scott's Mysterious 'Prometheus'; Patrick Wilson Will Only Appear In Flashback

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 22, 2011 9:12 PM
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Few movies have sparked as much speculation, excitement, and unease (just think of the potential disappointment!) as Ridley Scott's upcoming "Prometheus," which promises to return the famed director to the "Alien" universe that shot him into the directorial stratosphere. What, exactly, "Prometheus" is remains something of a mystery, but these new images, set to appear in next week's Entertainment Weekly, sheds a little bit of light. At the very least, they just upped the intrigue factor, at least for us.

Watch: Club Beats & Destruction Get Mashed Up In International Trailer For 'The Darkest Hour'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2011 6:20 PM
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With all the high profile movies already jockeying for a position in the next six weeks or so, we have to admit, we sort of totally forgot about Summit's "The Darkest Hour." Maybe they have to? The film is about a month from release with nothing much in the way of promo, so this international trailer from Singapore, via /Film, will have to do for now.

Aaron Sorkin, Gary Oldman & Colin Firth Each Confirm They Are Thinking About Maybe Making Something

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2011 5:45 PM
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As if the "offer story" wasn't bad enough, the "testing" or "reading for" stories have taken that to a lower standard. And listen, we get it. We've run those things before because a peek behind the curtain is interesting, particularly for high profile projects and it's a window into what direction studios are looking to take a project. But confirming offer stories? That seems kind of ridiculously excessive, but it's also a slow news week, so here we are.

'Play' Director Ruben Ostlund Preps 'Tourist'; Will Contain "The Most Spectacular Avalanche In Film History"

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • November 22, 2011 5:37 PM
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This year's New York Film Festival had plenty to offer for film buffs salivating over the spring season's wealth of buzz movies. From the silent-era love letter "The Artist" to the impressive psychodrama "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (not to mention established champions like "The Descendants," "Carnage," "The Turin Horse," "A Dangerous Method," and more), very few from the anticipated roster disappointed the east coast crowd. However, much like your average fest, these well-known titles stole the spotlight from smaller films not containing Marilyn Monroe or Michael Fassbender's member. It's understandable -- there's only so much time and skrilla -- but one movie worth catching up with is Ruben Östlund's "Play." Based on a true story about a group of wrong-side-of-the-track kids bullying and robbing three better-off children, the Swedish director's third feature is an uncomfortable and often-times bizarre film. The man's got a voice and perspective so unique that the movie only incites a hunger for more -- and thankfully, we won't have to wait long for another helping.

Review: Slumdog Singers Shine In 'The Sound Of Mumbai'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2011 5:16 PM
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It almost seems too easy. Get some poverty stricken Indian children, pair them up with a composer, and send them to a prestigous, fancy pants performing arts center to wow an audience with songs from everybody's favorite "The Sound Of Music." And yes, while "The Sound Of Mumbai" will hit all the adorable and cutesiness buttons you might expect from an endeavor such as this, director Sarah McCarthy does find some geniunely compelling narrative threads to follow in her debut feature film, even if the end result is plauged by some beginner errors and curious editorial decisions.
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Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo' Playlist For Matt Damon Included Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Wilco & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2011 4:52 PM
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It was almost exactly thirteen months ago today, that Matt Damon first started teasing about Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo" during press rounds for "True Grit" (seems like forever ago, doesn't it?). At the time Damon mentioned that along with the script, Crowe had put together a mixed CD of tunes (how quaint!) for the actor that included "a lot of Eddie Vedder, a lot of Neil Young." Well, THR caught up with both Damon and Crowe with "We Bought A Zoo" set to screen early this weekend in select locations around the country, and they filled in the blanks on those early days before the shoot began and what exactly was on that playlist.

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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