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Watch: Trailer For The Documentary 'Bully'; Weinsteins Fighting MPAA Over R-Rating

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 5:54 PM
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If you need any more evidence of why Harvey Weinstein is still the best in the biz at taking a movie and making sure it gets some shine, look no further than this afternoon which saw the trailer for "Bully" drop shortly after The Weinstein Company announced it would be fighting the MPAA over the rating. Now that's marketing. But in this case, it's not so an actress or a director can get an award, but so a worthy cause can get some shine.

Guillermo Del Toro To Produce A CG-Animated Movie Called 'Day Of The Dead,' Obviously

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 5:27 PM
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Over the course of his career Guillermo Del Toro has said yes to a lot of things. In fact, the writer/producer/director has so much on the go, we recently broke down the odds on which projects were actually going to get made. And those were just his directorial gigs. On the producing front, he's got as many projects brewing (if not more) and today he added one more. 

5 Actresses That Are Overdue For An Oscar Nomination

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 21, 2012 4:41 PM
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Well, we've taken a look at the leading men, now it's time to look at the actresses who have also fallen outside of the Academy Award radar. While there is no Gary Oldman-esque story of recognition this year at the Oscars for the ladies, these five names will hopefully be a reminder that there are more women out there other than Meryl Streep who deserve to put that funny gold statue on their mantle.

5 Actors That Are Overdue For An Oscar Nomination

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 21, 2012 4:31 PM
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Among the five Best Actor nominees at this Sunday's Academy Awards, there's one person who should have been sitting in the Kodak Theater long ago: at long last, Gary Oldman, one of the actors whose lack of awards recognition has long been lamented by the chattering film classes, gets to book a tuxedo and a limo, and call himself an Oscar nominee, thanks to his superb, understated performance as George Smiley in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."

Michael Fassbender Confirmed For Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor,' May 1st Production Start Lined Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 3:19 PM
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Well, we recently weighed out the odds of what Ridley Scott would be directing next out of the many, many, many things he's attached to and this one came out on top. And we couldn't be more excited as "The Counselor" seems to be moving full steam ahead to start shooting this spring and it has locked down the leading man.

'The Forgiveness Of Blood' Director Joshua Marston Talks Making The Film, Being Disqualified For An Oscar & His Career

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • February 21, 2012 2:22 PM
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Joshua Marston hit the scene hard with his taut, harrowing drug-mule drama "Maria Full of Grace," and though he's been quiet since (not by choice -- more on that to come), this year will see the release of his sophomore effort "The Forgiveness Of Blood." His second outing once more takes him away from the comforting soils of the States, this time to Southeast Europe, landing in the Republic of Albania.

Paul Dano Says Kelly Reichardt's 'Night Moves' Aiming For Summer Shoot; Says 'He Loves Me' Will Arrive Later This Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 1:53 PM
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While other young actors might be chasing the next hot project, few of Paul Dano's colleagues boast the kind of resume he has already assembled thus far into his career. Earning early notice thanks to turns in "L.I.E." and "The Girl Next Door," he broke out with the comedy smash "Little Miss Sunshine" and has since worked with folks like Paul Thomas Anderson ("There Will Be Blood"), Spike Jonze ("Where The Wild Things Are"), Ang Lee ("Taking Woodstock"), James Mangold ("Knight & Day") and Jon Favreau ("Cowboys & Aliens"). Not bad. And in 2012, he's already showing off a diverse slate from the indie "For Ellen" (that recently premiered at Sundance) to Rian Johnson's forthcoming sci-fi trip "Looper." And next month, he spars with Robert De Niro in "Being Flynn." We recently caught up with the actor and discussed some of things he's working on year.

Nick Offerman Joins Diablo Cody's 'Lamb Of God': Watch The Best Of Ron Swanson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 1:02 PM
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It's been no secret around here that we're big fans of "Parks & Recreation," but one of the shows biggest comedic weapons over its three seasons (and in the midst of its fourth) has been Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, the director of the Parks Department. It's hard to describe him for anyone who hasn't seen the show, but essentially, he is masculinity and testosterone personfied, a staunch libertarian who finds his greatest pleasure in his government job comes from actively avoiding doing any work at all. The character could easily fall into a one-note box but thanks to smart writing and of course, Offerman's great work, Ron Swanson is emerging as one of the great comic characters on TV right now (if not the past few years).

Willem Dafoe Says He's Signed On For 'John Carter' Sequels, But Still Unsure About Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • February 21, 2012 12:37 PM
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Over the course of his three decade career, Willem Dafoe has been a difficult actor to pinpoint, both as an indie darling, and equally at home in big budget fair like “Spider-Man” and this year’s Disney tentpole, “John Carter.” Dafoe portrays Martian Tars Tarkas in the latter, a long-awaited adaptation of the influential Edgar Rice Burroughs tales first penned in the late 1800s.

Watch: Trailer For SXSW Pic 'Blue Like Jazz' Picked Up By Roadside Attractions

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 12:21 PM
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After going up the mountains at Sundance, and crossing the Atlantic for Berlin, buyers will be adding to their frequent flyer miles again soon as they head to Austin for SXSW, but some deals are already being inked.

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