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Review: ‘Like Crazy’ A Familiar Tale Of Impossible Love, Well Told

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  • October 28, 2011 7:41 AM
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This is a reprint of our review from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival by correspondent James Rocchi.

Arnold Schwarzenegger To Star In 'Black Sands' Directed By 'Act Of Valor' Duo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 7:39 AM
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Accident On The Set Of 'The Expendables 2' Kills One Stuntman & Injures AnotherBad news for "The Terminator" sequel? While that remains the big elephant in the room at the moment, Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't slowing down his comeback train one iota. He's wrapped his work on "The Expendables 2" with his old pal Sly (who himself just landed "The Tomb" that Arnie was also eyeing at one point), is currently shooting Kim Ji-Woon's gritty thriller "The Last Stand" and now has a project he'll tackle next spring.

Quelle Horreur! 10 Foreign-Language Horrors To Freak You Out This Halloween

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 28, 2011 6:55 AM
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There's a reason so many American horror films in the last couple of decades have largely been remakes of foreign language movies – because those films are really, really scary. The fact that the remakes are, by and large, completely awful, has to do with the specificity – there are details in culture and location that, when displaced, shuffled, or wholly removed, greatly impact the narrative and the power of the storytelling. Feudal Japan, with its cultural landscape of spirits intermingling with the living, can't be swapped for suburban Chicago, the home of Abe Froman, the Sausage King. In the age of the internet, it's been easier for keen-eyed genre enthusiasts to diagnose which foreign horror films are worth tracking down (and which, in the decades previous, you might have missed).

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Will Make Its World Premiere In New Zealand In November 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 6:01 AM
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Peter Jackson Plans To Help The West Memphis Three Seek Full Pardon; Damien Echols Won't Be In 'The Hobbit'After some pre-production strife that found union woes forcing Peter Jackson and the studios to start looking elsewhere to shoot the massive two-film "The Hobbit" leading to New Zealand PM John Key himself asking the filmmaker to stay, it looks like everyone is in love with each other again.

LFF '11: Gerardo Naranjo On Innocence, The Genesis Of 'Miss Bala' And 'Intelligent Action Movies'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 28, 2011 5:48 AM
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Plus, More From The Director And The Film's Star Stephanie SigmanAside from Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic" over a decade ago, there haven't been a lot of decent movies focusing on the drug trade just over the border. Sure, the cartels crop up from time to time, but mostly in villains in dumb action movies, but it feels like quite a while since we've had a really smart, incisive look at that terrifying world.

Bill Murray, Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Patricia Arquette Join 'Charlie Swan' With Charlie Sheen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 5:34 AM
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Bill Murray and Charlie Sheen in the same movie? Uh, WINNING.

Ryan Gosling Trades In A Car For A Motorcycle In First Official Look At 'The Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 5:06 AM
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We've seen him blonde and inked in the set photos from "The Place Beyond The Pines" but now comes the first official look at Ryan Gosling in the film. And yes, he does look as badass on a bike as he does behind the wheel.

New Images From Madonna's 'W.E.' Starring Abbie Cornish & Oscar Isaac

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 4:39 AM
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Madonna's latest effort behind the camera hasn't exactly been the easiest of affairs. It was widely reviled after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in August where our own reviewer called it "a royal disaster." Last month word cropped up that Harvey Weinstein was sending Madonna back to the editing bay to trim ten minutes off the movie before its release later this year. Then when she recently took the movie to the BFI London Film Festival, she was roundly booed by by autograph hounds, but it was misreported as jeers coming from fans who felt she wasn't spending enough time with them. Either way, it's all about the work right? And with the Weinsteins presumably still holding hope they can get some kind of awards season play (think: Golden Globes perhaps) out of "W.E." a few more peeks at the film have arrived.
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Eddie Murphy Says He Was Really "Never Involved" With A Richard Pryor Biopic

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 28, 2011 4:08 AM
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"I only want to do what I really want to do, otherwise I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day. I always tell people now that I'm a semi-retired gentleman of leisure, and occasionally I'll go do some work to break the boredom up."

John Oritz Joins David O. Russell's 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 3:49 AM
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Are David O. Russell & Mark Wahlberg No Longer BFFs After Splitting On The Film?As David O. Russell's long developing "The Silver Linings Playbook" now rolls in front of cameras, he's added one more to the cast. Variety reports that respected theater actor John Ortiz -- who has made appearances in "Fast & Furious," "Jack Goes Boating" and "Public Enemies" among others -- has joined the film playing lead Bradley Cooper's best buddy.

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