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The Amazing Race: 'Shame' & 'Tinker Tailor' Lead Noms At British Independent Film Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 31, 2011 5:30 AM
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Paddy Considine's 'Tyrannosaur' Also Wins Seven Nods, 'Kevin' & 'Kill List' Close BehindWhen "Chariots of Fire" writer Colin Weiland announced on stage at the 1982 Oscars that "The British are coming!," it went on to live in infamy; the British failed to come, and the U.K. film industry continued on much as it had before. But if David Seidler or Tom Hooper had exclaimed the same at the Academy Awards this February, there might have been less egg on their face -- the victory, and huge box office success of "The King's Speech" has been a precursor to the best year for British film that we can remember.

Amanda Peet & Michael Sheen Are Also In Terrence Malick's Next Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 5:06 AM
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Unless They Are Cut For Extended Shots Of Tree Branches Blowing In The WindIt's Halloween and it seems that today's treats are bits and bobs about Terrence Malick's next, untitled film (aka "The Burial"). First word cropped up that little known American Indian classical composer Jerod Tate would be providing the score. But in addition to the cast, which currently includes Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Barry Pepper, Charles Baker and in a small role, Jessica Chastain, it looks two more stars popped up on the set that we didn't previously known about.

Anthony LaPaglia Joins 'Django Unchained,' He & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Play Australian Brothers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 4:07 AM
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Looks like Joseph Gordon-Levitt is gonna throw some shrimp on the barbie.

John Goodman Reteams With The Coens Again For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 3:28 AM
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Gale Snoats, Charlie Meadows, Walter Sobchak and Big Dan Teague -- these are memorable characters played by John Goodman in “Raising Arizona,” “Barton Fink,” “The Big Lebowski” and “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (he also made a brief cameo in "The Hudsucker Proxy") and he's set to make his first movie with the duo in over a decade.

More New Images From 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' With Goth "It Girl" Rooney Mara

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 2:52 AM
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With Rooney Mara now the gothy Clara Bow of our day -- get all your "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" accessories at H&M in December! -- some more new peeks have arrived for the movie that is inspiring the hottest look this fall.

'Festen' Director Thomas Vinterberg Teams With Mads Mikkelsen For Drama 'The Hunt'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 31, 2011 2:45 AM
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Considering that he co-founded the Dogme movement, and made the best of its films, in "Festen" (or "The Celebration"), a picture that's proved highly influential across the last decade-and-a-half or so (David Fincher seems to be a fan, as there are certainly echoes of the film in the trailer for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"), it's disappointing that Thomas Vinterberg's career has proceeded in fits and starts ever since. It took him five years to follow-up "Festen," and that sophomore picture, the ambitious, but misshapen "It's All About Love," with Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes and Sean Penn, was critically slaughtered, while the Lars Von Trier-penned "Dear Wendy" didn't fare much better.

Composer Jerod Tate Reportedly Scoring Terrence Malick's (Still) Untitled Next Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 2:17 AM
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It's hard to believe, but Terrence Malick essentially has three movies on the way, something we never thought we'd type. There is his "Voyage Of Time" documentary that has Brad Pitt and Emma Thompson signed up to narrate; that mystery Christian Bale project that popped up filming at the Austin City Limits music festival last month (more on that in a moment) and the already wrapped, and still untitled drama with Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Barry Pepper, Charles Baker and in a small role, Jessica Chastain. Of the trio of pictures, this one seems to be the one closest to the finish line and it look like Malick is now getting the music together for movie.

David Tennant & 'Gavin And Stacy' Star Joanna Page To Star In 'Nativity! 2'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 31, 2011 2:00 AM
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Yes, Virginia, There Was A 'Nativity 1'Comedy doesn't travel well, historically. It's rare to find a giant comedy that performs as well abroad as it does in the U.S -- instead, each nation will have their own box office draws in the genre, with only the occasional slapstick hit, like the current "Johnny English Reborn," going great guns internationally (but dying in the States), uniting comedy fans worldwide. As such, it's easy to miss these localized box-office phenomena. Like "The Inbetweeners Movie," a big-screen take on the crude British sitcom, currently the third-biggest film of 2011 in the U.K. Like "Le Petit Nicolas," an adaptation of a beloved childhood character that was France's top-grossing home-grown hit of 2009. Or like "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis," and its Italian-language remake "Benvenuti al Sud," which mined millions of Euros out of local cultural stereotypes.

‘Toy Story 3′ Writer Michael Arndt To Tackle Disney’s ‘Phineas And Ferb’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 1:37 AM
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If he doesn't have a key already, they might as well give him one because Michael Arndt -- the Oscar winning writer of "Little Miss Sunshine" and one of the co-writers of "Toy Story 3" (that also earned him a nomination) -- is going to be a fixture on the Disney lot for the next few years. This year the mouse house has been busy lining up projects for the man, tasking him with "Snow And The Seven" as well the ambitious, under wraps and currently untitled Pete Docter movie over at Pixar about the formation of ideas inside the human mind. Well, he's lined up yet another gig.

James Cameron Says 'Fantastic Voyage' Has Been Retooled Into A Love Story

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 1:17 AM
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While it still seems a bit of a way off just yet, the gestating remake of "Fantastic Voyage" is still very much in the works. The film has seen a number of helmers eyeing the director’s chair, but its Shawn Levy of "Real Steel" and "Night At The Museum" fame who is now set to take it on. The original 1966 film follows a group of scientists who are miniaturized and sent into a human body in a submarine to remove a blood clot from a colleague’s brain—a scientist who is invaluable to the CIA. Certainly, there is a lot of room to tell the story again particularly aided with all the special effects tools that are available today, but that's not the only change that's in store for the movie.

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