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Rumor: Are Bryan Singer And Leonardo DiCaprio Teaming For Big-Screen 'Six Billion Dollar Man'?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 17, 2011 9:22 AM
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It's hard not to lament the career that Bryan Singer might have had. When he broke out with the arrival of "The Usual Suspects," one of the most textured and well-achieved of the post-"Pulp Fiction" wave of crime flicks, it seemed like the annoucement of a major talent, and the underrated "Apt Pupil" only seemed to re-emphasize that. But ever since, the filmmaker has strayed further and further into the blockbuster world, and it has become clear that his ambitions lie more in becoming the next Richard Donner than a great auteur. The last fifteen years have seen two "X-Men" movies -- the second admittedly being by some distance the best in the franchise -- one "Superman" film and one big-budget Tom Cruise war film. 

Review: Lackluster ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1’ Is Barely 1/2 A Movie

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • November 17, 2011 9:05 AM
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Kirsten Dunst Will Spend A 'Red Light Winter' With Mark Ruffalo & Billy Crudup

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2011 10:51 PM
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We have to admit, this is one of those projects we'd been hearing about for a while, and being an indie production, it's always hard to tell when these things will actually get off the ground. But when you have a guy like super producer Scott Rudin throwing his weight around, things get done, and moreover, big names can come into play. During the spring, Mark Ruffalo confirmed with us that he was taking a hard look at "Red Light Winter," and now an actress who has been riding an incredible wave of buzz all year confirms that he is aboard and that she is coming along as well.

New 'This Means War' Images Confirm Tom Hardy & Chris Pine Will Wear Designer Suits...And Hold Guns

  • By Ben Shearn
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  • November 16, 2011 6:58 PM
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Finally! 'The Muppets' Parody 'Twilight' In New Posters

  • By Ben Shearn
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  • November 16, 2011 6:32 PM
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As year-end lists, critics’ best of 2011 and big awards start to roll in, it’s with a pang of regret that "Best Marketing Campaign" won’t be amongst the honors bestowed. If it was, the clear winner would be the Jason Segel-revived “The Muppets” with the David Fincher and Neil Kellerhouse guided industrial gothic “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trailers and poster art in a close second.

'We Bought A Zoo' Will "Sneak" Into Theaters On November 26th For One Night Only Before December Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2011 6:14 PM
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When is a "sneak" preview not exactly on the down low? When it's going to be in at least 800 theaters nationwide, possibly more, and announced ten days before it's going to happen. 20th Century Fox are feeling very, very confident about Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo" and they are looking to start getting the word out a full month before its wide release in theaters next month. But sorry critics, you'll have to line up with the unwashed masses.

Lionsgate Wants 'Slumdog Millionaire' Oscar-Winner Simon Beaufoy To Write 'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2011 5:35 PM
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Is Lionsgate putting the cart before the horse or do they legitimately have a big tentpole on their hands? It's pretty standard practice these days for a studio to start development on a sequel months before a film comes out, but with a November 22, 2013 release date already locked in for "The Hunger Games" followup "Catching Fire," director Gary Ross is going be getting out of one fire and headed right into another. And if he and the studio want to keep the very high expectations of fans happy, they'll need someone with some serious credentials to help them get things moving fast.

Ricky Gervais Returns To Host The Golden Globes, Piss Off Hollywood

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2011 4:58 PM
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Ratings 1, Hollywood Egos 0

'Shame' Soundtrack Features Blondie, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Carey Mulligan's "New York New York" & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2011 4:18 PM
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After seeing the searing, powerful "Shame," the first thing on your mind likely won't be to pick up the soundtrack to the movie. This isn't "Juno" or "(500) Days of Summer" we're talking about here. But that said, music does play a key part in establishing the very New York story that Steve McQueen conjures up here and the song selections are definitely well thought out, helping to set the tone and tempo of the film, so it's nice to see them put together on what is pretty nice little soundtrack release for the film.
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16 New Images From Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants' Starring George Clooney; Plus Roll-Out Expansion Plan Schedule

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 16, 2011 4:08 PM
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Everyone seems to be talking to director Alexander Payne these days thanks to the festival success of his latest feature, "The Descendants." That is, except for The Playlist (*bitter tears*). Such is life. The director recently sat down with both the New York Times and L.A. Times for in-depth profiles, and while Payne hasn't made a feature-length film since 2004 ("Sideways"), both outlets remind us he's still been busy.

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