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James Mangold Says Miramax Worried About Reception Of Overweight Sylvester Stallone In 'Cop Land'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 2, 2011 10:32 AM
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And More From The Director About The Film As It Comes To Blu-RayIn a Hollywood landscape where filmmakers are supposed to be one thing and one thing only, James Mangold is something of an enigma. His first film, “Heavy,” was an intimate character study, his follow-up “Cop Land” was an ensemble crime drama, and then from there he took on a whimsical time-traveling romance (“Kate & Leopold”), a suspense thriller (“Identity”), a music biopic (“Walk the Line”), a Western (“3:10 to Yuma”), a breezy mainstream action-adventure (“Knight & Day”) and he's got comic movie "The Wolverine" on the horizon. But according to Mangold, part of his plan is to avoid easy categorization, not to mention “writing his own film biography,” as he observes some of his contemporaries sometimes do.

Watch: New Footage In The International Trailer For Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 9:34 AM
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Also Shows Off Some Of Jonsi's Score For The MovieWell, after the first trailer for Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo" arrived last month, we promptly counted it out of the Oscar race but it looks like with a meaty December release date and a big hearted story featuring cute animals, this is aiming to be Fox's "Marley & Me" for this year, though probably without the three-hankie ending. A new international trailer has arrived for the movie and in addition to a good amount of new scenes and footage -- most significantly a moment involving Patrick Fugit evaluating Matt Damon's character -- we also get a pretty nice preview of Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi's score the movie which sounds appropriately...Jonsi-esque.

Guy Pearce, Ben Foster & Kelly Macdonald To Star In Steve Buscemi’s Adaptation of 'Queer'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 2, 2011 9:34 AM
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In early 2010 we reported that writer/director Oren Moverman — who directed "The Messenger" and the upcoming police drama "Rampart" starring Woody Harrelson — was working on an adaptation of William S. Burroughs' "Queer" and staged a test-drive reading of the screenplay at the Sarasota Film Festival that spring. Evidently he was doing a solid for his friend Steve Buscemi (who cameos in both of Moverman's pictures) who would direct and produce the adaptation.

George Clooney Hopes Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' Is The Last Time He Has To Do A 3D Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 9:10 AM
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The First Cut Has Just Been Delivered To Warner Bros.While 2011 has been marked by the number of high profile projects that have been iced ("The Dark Tower" and "At the Mountains of Madness" among the biggest), Alfonso Cuarón miraculously avoided the same fate when last year, his ambitious sci-fi tale "Gravity" looked like it was about to crash against the rocks.

Wanna Be Friends? Hilarious Red Band Trailer For '21 Jump Street' Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 7:57 AM
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We had our doubts. A comedic take on the '80s TV drama "21 Jump Street" from the “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” helmers Chris Miller and Phil Lord? Would this even work? The answer is, fuck yes.

Watch: Trailer For 'Underworld: Awakening' Feels Like A Few Milla Jovovich Movies Put In A Blender

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 7:37 AM
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So, yeah, they made a fourth one of these. You guys keeping seeing them, so they'll keep making 'em but as this point, the franchise is lagging both in number and financially behind Milla Jovovich's "Resident Evil" series (the fifth one is already filming). But since both are from Screen Gems, and still turn a profit, the studio probably doesn't care that much.

Jason Statham Is A 'Hummingbird' In Directorial Debut Of 'Eastern Promises' Writer Steven Knight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 7:18 AM
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"Hummingbird"? Is Jason Statham getting all soft on us? Nah, bro. Just get him a towel, and we'll explain.

Watch: Trailer For Todd Phillips Produced 'Project X' Promises One Big Out Of Control Party

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 6:54 AM
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There's no rest for the wicked. After watching "The Hangover Part II" cross $580 million worldwide and become of the biggest hits of the summer, Todd Phillips got right back to work and while he's not directing this, it has his trademark stamp of shit going horribly, horribly awry all over it.

'Prisoners Of The Sun' Won't Be Story For 'Tintin 2' But Probably For 'Tintin 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 5:41 AM
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With Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackon's "The Adventures Of Tintin" currently blowing up the box office overseas, sequel talk has already started, even though followup plans were always in the works. As Spielberg revealed last week, Sony and Paramount have given the directing duo enough funds to at least develop a script and do all the visual storyboards to get the next film ready to go as soon as they get a greenlight. Jackson has already said he intends to direct after he wraps up with "The Hobbit." But the question remains, just what the actual story will be.

Hal Hartley's New Film 'Meanwhile' Is Looking For Kickstarter Funds To Help Get Completed

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 2, 2011 5:33 AM
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Crowdsourcing may just be the future of indie filmmaking. Andrew Bujalski raised over $50,000 for his next opus, “Computer Chess,” and now writer/director Hal Hartley has hit Kickstarter asking for your help in completing his new feature, “Meanwhile.” In Hartley’s own words: “The film is shot and edited. We are raising money to complete the audio mix and to prepare the various materials needed for commercial exploitation, which includes the design, authoring, and manufacturing of a limited edition DVD and CD of the original music.”

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