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Leafy Paw Prints Cover New Poster For Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2011 6:53 PM
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A movie about animals, with a score by eunuch voiced Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi, arriving smack dab in the holiday season? Yeah, "We Bought A Zoo" is aiming to warm your cockles and if you need more proof, this brand new poster should tell you all you need to know.

Wrekin Hill To Take U.S. Rights To Zhang Yimou’s ‘The Flowers Of War’ Starring Christian Bale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2011 6:32 PM
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There is still a lot of time for things to play out in the awards season race, but often there are indicators as to how far (or not) a film will go. While on paper, two-time Best Foreign Film nominee Zhang Yimou directing Christian Bale in a period piece war movie seems like a no-brainer, "The Flowers Of War" has taken quite a long time to secure distribution. Perhaps that melodramatic trailer should have been a warning sign? And no knock to upstarts Wrekin Hill, who are new players in the game, but word of their taking on the film doesn't exactly bode well for 'War' to be a major force in the next few months.

Aki Kaurismaki's 'Le Havre' The First Of A Trilogy, Director Plans Future Entries In Spain & Germany

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2011 5:48 PM
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While "The Artist" is currently the foreign film/arthouse darling, with Oscar in its sights and audiences lining up to see it, we do hope Aki Kaurismaki's beautiful and brilliant "Le Havre" doesn't get lost in the chatter this fall. The film premiered at Cannes to largely positive reviews and is now in the mix for some awards heat as it has been selected as Finland's official entry for the Foreign Language Film category. However, it looks like Kaurismaki is just getting started on the themes he introduced in "Le Havre" as it's merely the first in a planned trilogy.

Watch: Aussie Trailer For 'The Lorax' Shows Off More Footage From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2011 5:02 PM
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While we're always wary of childhood favorites coming to the big screen, 20th Century Fox's recent "Horton Hears A Who!" seems to have at least gotten the spirit and playfulness of the Dr. Seuss' book down. Now Universal are going to give it a whirl with "The Lorax" and they too seem to be coming at it from the right angle.
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'In America' Writer Naomi Sheridan Pens Adaptation Of Stephen King's 'Rose Madder'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2011 4:16 PM
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With a ton of movie projects already in development based on his books -- "The Dark Tower," "The Stand," reboots of "Carrie," "Pet Sematary" and "Firestarter" - and in addition to "Bag Of Bones" headed to the small screen this fall, there is no shortage of Stephen King films/shows for his fans. But yet another is on the way, although this one has an intriguing name attached.

Scott Frank To Write & Direct Big Screen Version Of U.K. Miniseries 'Unforgiven'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2011 3:13 PM
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With Christopher McQuarrie now busy directing the Tom Crusie thriller "One Shot," it looks like he's had to clear some developing projects off his desk. You might remember that last year he was hired on to adapt the U.K. miniseries "Unforgiven" into a feature film as a potential starring vehicle for Angelina Jolie. Well, McQuarrie has turned in a draft, Jolie was never formally signed, and the project has now landed in the lap of another strong screenwriter.

Review: 'I Melt With You' Is Disillusionment At Its Dullest

  • By William Goss
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  • November 8, 2011 2:58 PM
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'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Soundtrack To Be Released Internationally By Mute Records

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2011 2:27 PM
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Okay, so there's no tracklist yet and details are still being firmed up, but dammit, it's something. "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" soundtrack will hit everywhere outside North America via Mute Records, as the film's composer Trent Reznor tweeted last night. And well, that's about it. No release date has been revealed.

Clive Owen To Star In Paul Schrader Penned Action Flick 'Recall'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 8, 2011 1:51 PM
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It is difficult to know where Clive Owen’s loyalties lie in the war of art versus commerce. He’s acted in garbage like “King Arthur,” “Derailed,” and “Shoot ‘Em Up,” but on the other hand, he earned an Oscar nominated for 2004’s “Closer.” When Owen does collect a Jason Statham-sized paycheck, it is often while working for great directors, who would never consider hiring a guy like Statham: Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men”), Spike Lee (“Inside Man”) or Tom Twyker (“The International”—actually, Twyker would probably work with Statham), and when Owen actually does act in a Jason Statham movie (this year’s “Killer Elite”), he makes sure that Robert De Niro is there to help take the hit.

'The Artist' & 'Kid With A Bike' Stars Jean Dujardin & Cecile De France Team For 'Mobius'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 8, 2011 1:25 PM
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A lot of foreign actors take their Hollywood success and run straight to the set of a blockbuster studio pic. It’s nice to see that Cannes/Weinstein Company darling Jean Dujardin - the star of the crowdpleasing, awards season player “The Artist” - isn’t waiting around to see if Sony needs an additional villain for the “Green Hornet” sequel, but has instead signed onto French auteur Eric Rochant’s thriller-romance “Mobius.” Joining him will be

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