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New Pics From 'Snow White & The Huntsman' Reveal Mystery Creature

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2012 12:59 PM
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Oh, so the upcoming "Snow White And The Huntsman" with Charlize Theron as the sexy Evil Queen and Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart as her foes, in a big sword wielding, mature take on the fairy tale isn't epic enough for you? Then how about this...

'The Dark Crystal' Sequel 'The Power Of The Dark Crystal' Goes On Hiatus, Directors Spierig Brothers Move On

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 14, 2012 12:39 PM
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Fans of ‘80s cult film “The Dark Crystal” may hang their heads in sorrow today, as it looks as if the decades long development hell for The Jim Henson Company’s sequel to the 1982 fantasy epic helmed by Henson and Frank Oz has taken a bad turn once again.

Paramount Plots Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Suspicion' With 'The Killing' Showrunner Veena Sud To Write The Script

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 14, 2012 12:20 PM
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Helmer Brian DePalma has stated on numerous occasions that his directorial style and even screenwriting has been influenced directly by the work of Alfred Hitchcock, a director who few would argue was a master of visual storytelling. Though while DePalma took his Hitchcock influence and incorporated it into his own sensibilities, some filmmakers like Gus Van Sant or D.J. Caruso, have made ill-advised exacting remakes of Hitchcock’s work with varying degrees of success. Even with the official remake in Van Sant’s shot-for-shot “Psycho,” or in Caruso’s unofficial and doltish “Disturbia,” it looks as if Hollywood has learned very little from the past as another remake has been announced only days after news that there’s another “Rebecca” in the works.

Gore Verbinski Updates Us On 'The Lone Ranger,' Cary Fukunaga's 'Spaceless,' Chris Milk's 'Bitterroot' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 14, 2012 12:03 PM
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Yesterday, we ran our conversation with "Rango" director Gore Verbinski, where he shared his inspirations for the Best Animated Feature nominee and discussed the development of the film's distinct and unique aesthetic. But with a director as talented and in-demand as Verbinski, he's got a number of movies in the works, either as director or producer. So we asked him to fill us in on a number of his projects, including "The Lone Ranger," Cary Fukunaga's sci-fi flick, "Clue," Chris Milk's "Bitterroot" and Nicolas Winding Refn's heist movie.

'Waiting To Exhale' Sequel To Continue Without Whitney Houston; National Enquirer Planning Doc On Late Singer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2012 11:39 AM
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As you already know, Whitney Houston tragically passed away over the weekend, in a shocking death that brought in condolences from around the world. The chart topping singer had spent most of the last few years more on the tabloid pages than on the pop charts, but was poised for something of a comeback in the remake of the '70s musical "Sparkle," which is still set to hit theaters later this summer. And if all had gone according to plan, she would have also returned to one of the her biggest and most beloved screen roles, and while the details are still being worked out, it seems it will go on without her.

Rafe Spall In Talks To Headline Working Title Rom-Com 'I Give It A Year,' From 'Borat' Writer Dan Mazer

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 14, 2012 11:39 AM
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Few companies have had as much success with the romantic comedy as British studio Working Title Films. While the company have had something of a banner year, thanks to the success of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "Senna," "Johnny English Reborn" and "Contraband," they were built on the rom-com, and particularly those of Richard Curtis, including "Four Weddings And A Funeral," "Notting Hill" and "Bridget Jones' Diary." However, it's a few years since they've really tackled the genre -- 2008's "Definitely Maybe" is actually one of the better entries in recent years, but it never caught on at the box office.

'Game Of Thrones' Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Joins Tom Cruise In Sci-Fi 'Oblivion,' Presumably Won't Push A Child Out A Window

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 14, 2012 11:23 AM
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Even if it wasn't one of the best new TV series of 2011 (perhaps beat only by "Homeland"), "Game of Thrones" would have been manna from heaven for casting directors: a cast of attractive young stars, who get to show their action and acting chops, pre-picked by one of the best in the business Nina Gold, who have half the year free, and given the show's body count, will likely be free in a year or two anyway. Since the first season debuted on HBO last year, its stars have cropped up consistently in casting announcements, from Kit Harington landing the lead in the since-canceled "Arthur and Lancelot" (ahead of co-star Richard Madden), Emilia Clarke in "Spike Island" and "Overdrive" and Alfie Allen in "Confine" to Lena Headey in "Dredd" and Sean Bean in "Pan."

Good Lord: Paramount Turning That Talking Dog YouTube Video Into An Actual Feature Length Movie

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 14, 2012 10:59 AM
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We try not to be cynical. We try not to let the continual spate of comic book adaptations, board game movies and tired remakes get us down. We try to resist the urge to sit in our garage with the engine running when "Transformers: The Dark Of The Moon" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" make a billion dollars apiece. We try to convince ourselves that no one sets out to make a bad movie. We try to let the handful of great films that come out of the studio system every year prevent us from heading down to Mann's Chinese Theater and setting ourselves on fire outside the premiere of "Battleship." We try.

Will The 'The Adventures Of Tintin' Sequel Begin Shooting This Year?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2012 10:51 AM
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While the domestic box office for "The Adventures Of Tintin" barely made it over $75 million -- a disappointment to be sure -- internationally, the film slayed and the worldwide box office topped off at just over $370 million, which isn't too bad. A sequel has always been the plan, with Peter Jackson saying last year he'd get behind the camera for the movie once he was done with "The Hobbit," which we always figured meant once he wrapped up those two massive pictures entirely (he's still in the midst of the lengthy production). But recent comments by the first film's director Steven Spielberg suggest everyone could get into mo-cap suits as early as this year.

Emmanuel Lubezki Wins Best Cinematography Prize For 'The Tree Of Life' At ASC Awards

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 14, 2012 10:40 AM
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Awards ceremonies...it's easy to lose track of them all at this time of year, isn't it. We had the BAFTAs this weekend, and the music industry also celebrated their biggest bash with the Grammys taking place on Sunday, but there's another important award that has been handed out that shouldn't be ignored before we shift our focus to the Oscars shortly.

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