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Watch: Trailer For The Biggest International Motion Picture Of All Time 'Casa De Mi Padre'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 3:44 PM
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Audiences will pretty much watch whatever Will Ferrell does -- unless it's an indie drama -- but the question is, will they tolerate subtitles? We'll soon find out as "Casa De Mi Padre" rides into theaters this spring, and yes, it's in Spanish.

In Theaters: Sneak Some 'Contraband' Into 'Beauty And The Beast 3D' Or Make Some 'Joyful Noise' About 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • January 13, 2012 3:14 PM
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Hello chickadees, once again we have another weekend of random January releases so that we may have some time to catch up on our awards contenders. Time is running out! The Golden Globes are THIS VERY WEEKEND. Who will be the drunkest?? Probably some country singer with a best song nominee (never forget, T-Bone Burnett). So the studios are throwing us a bone and not releasing anything worth our time and effort. I will be liveblogging the Globes action, so won't you please come back on Sunday night and join our party?

New Look At 'Madagascar 3' Which Now Features The Voice Of The Omnipresent Jessica Chastain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 3:13 PM
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While Jessica Chastain was in every movie you saw last year, averaging a film every two months, they were largely indie productions, and they likely didn't see her swimming in a pool filled with money. But the actress is now set to take on a gig that will probably earn her a decent check, and best of all, she can probably work in her pyjamas if she wants to.

Review: Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Is Bleak, But Haunting

  • By James Rocchi
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  • January 13, 2012 2:19 PM
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"We Need to Talk About Kevin" is one of the most beautifully bleak psychological fake-outs the cinema's given us in years, as Lynne Ramsay ("Ratcatcher," "Morvern Callar") directs an adaptation of Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel. At first blush, Ramsay's film would appear to be a look into the genesis and reasons behind the title teen's killing spree; the film we get is something different entirely, an exploration of loss and pain and grief through the eyes of the mother (Tilda Swinton) left shattered and battered in the wake of her son's irrational, irredeemable actions.

Shirley MacLaine Will Be Ben Stiller's Mom In 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 2:14 PM
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Long in the works, with folks like Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg and Gore Verbinski in the director's chair, and stars like Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Sacha Baron Cohen, Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson all mooted to star at various points, when it was announced last summer that Ben Stiller would be taking the lead and directing, we actually didn't think "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" would be moving this quickly. But not only is a spring shoot in the works, casting is starting.

Review: 'Don't Go In The Woods' A Horror/Musical That Hits A Sour Note

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • January 13, 2012 2:00 PM
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Sometimes your headlines write themselves. When a film features a warning right in the title, that’s playing with fire. In the case of Vincent D’Onofrio's woeful directorial debut, the warning is more than prophetic. Based on a script by Sam Bisbee and Joe Vinciguerra and a story by D’Onofrio, “Don’t Go In The Woods” is an earnest attempt to marry musical and horror, two genres that already have quite a bit in common. Both tend to invest in stagy, big-time emotions and feature grandiose payoffs, but while musicals deliver vocal triumphs, horror dishes it out in blood and guts, arterial sprays and all that good stuff. D’Onofrio's film features a great deal of occasionally decent but consistently navel-gazing songs and a precious few craniums caved in via sledgehammer during its exhaustingly paced eighty-six minute runtime.
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The Amazing Race: It's Not Over Yet, 5 Reasons 'The Artist' Might Not Win Best Picture

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 13, 2012 1:50 PM
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Oscar ballots are due today, meaning that the tardier Academy members are currently flipping coins and scrabbling to make their last minute picks (this means you, Marcia Gay Harden!). So, with the announcement of nominations about ten days away, that we're finally close to thinning the field, and starting to talk about who's actually going to win the little golden men.

Review: 'Fake It So Real' An Intimate Look At An Independent Wrestling Federation

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • January 13, 2012 1:01 PM
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“People say jazz is the great American art form. Jazz is dead. I think wrestling is the great American art form." - PITT

Oh God, It's Really Happening: 'Grown Ups 2' Slated For July 12, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 12:44 PM
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Even though "Jack & Jill" scraped the bottom of the Adam Sandler barrel, proving to be one of the worst box office outings he's had in years, Sony still believes in the comedian. And why not. In 2010 audiences made "Grown Ups" the second biggest hit of his career (behind "Big Daddy") and the studio wants to keep that gravy train rolling. And now they've set a date.

Todd Haynes Says His New Project About Conservative Politics Will Be An Unbiased Drama About Middle America

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • January 13, 2012 12:14 PM
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Todd Haynes has never been one to repeat himself; although his films often explore similar themes, they approach those themes in different ways, creating a body of work that’s as eclectic as it is oddly cohesive. And after examining the middle-class identity crisis of “Mildred Pierce,” Haynes is foraging further into unfamiliar territory with a project about conservative politics. “I’m writing a script for a film now actually with Jon Raymond, who adapted ‘Mildred’ with me, a Portland-based fiction writer and screenwriter, and good friend,” he said recently via telephone. “I’m eager to get back into movies.”

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