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Watch: Trailer For 'The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye' The Fascinating True Story Of Psychic TV Founder Genesis P-Orridge

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 1:53 PM
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Love can devour, enrapture, overtake and consume you, and while those are usually sentiments left to emotional descriptions of a relationship, the forthcoming documentary "The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye" finds the passion between a couple going to bizarre and oddly touching physical realms.

Rewind Reviews: 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'We Bought A Zoo,' 'Extremely Loud' & 'Pina'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 1:10 PM
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We know it's a busy time of year, with a plethora of movie choices crowding up the multiplex, and even more coming in the next few days. We thought we'd make it easier to read and find a few reviews of films that come out this week that we ran recently, to refresh your memory and maybe point you in the right direction as you head out to the movies this weekend.

Watch: 2 Clips From 'The Artist' Duo Jean Dujardin & Michel Hazanavicius' Sex Comedy 'The Players'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 1:07 PM
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So much for the classiness of a bygone era. "The Artist" star Jean Dujardin and director Michel Hazanavicus are back together next year in the omnibus sex-com "The Players" (or "Les infidèles") and just as their silent movie was of a certain time and place, so too is this film.

Jay Baruchel Goes Punk In Can-Rock Flick 'The Rebel Kind'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 12:30 PM
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Known as the place of free healthcare, politeness and saying "about" weird, you wouldn't initially think of Canada as a hotbed of punk rock, but for those of you dialed in, you already know the nation has laid claim to many legendary acts over the years (Nomeansno, D.O.A., Asexuals, The Diodes, SNFU, Subhumans etc.) and now Jay Baruchel, of all people, is going to help tell the story.

Chasing Daniel Day-Lewis: Spielberg Asked Him To Play 'Lincoln' Seven Years Ago & The Actor Initially Turned Him Down

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 12:14 PM
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While younger actors (like Jessica Chastain and Michael Fassbender for example) crowd up their schedules with work early on in their career to gain exposure and experience, it'll be interesting to see if any follow the eventual path taken by Daniel Day-Lewis. The acclaimed actor was certainly busier in the early stages of his career but by the mid-90s the gaps between his films started to stretch out and now, DDL is equally known for the dedication to his work and the lengthy breaks he takes between pictures. Right now, the actor is suiting up as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's long gestating "Lincoln." And while Liam Neeson was long attached to the part (and eventually grew too old to play the part), it seems Spielberg got the man he wanted all along.

David Fincher Talks His Approach For The Opening Credit Sequence For 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 22, 2011 12:02 PM
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It feels like only yesterday we were talking about the back-and-forths on casting, but at long last, David Fincher's take on best-selling Swedish crime novel "The GIrl With The Dragon Tattoo," the first of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy, is in theaters.

Trailer: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Looks Like An Intense, Worthy Successor To 'Alien'

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 22, 2011 11:33 AM
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Yep, another highly anticipated 2012 trailer has finally arrived.

Dear Christopher Nolan, Brad Bird & J.J. Abrams: David Fincher Ain't Convinced Of Shooting In IMAX

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2011 11:03 AM
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Once mostly used for nature and history documentaries, the IMAX format has made the leap to the multiplex with Christopher Nolan bringing it boldly to his Batman franchise, Brad Bird using it to frame Ethan Hunt on his latest globe trotting adventure and J.J. Abrams considering sending the Enterprise through outer space on massive big screen size. And while it's too soon to tell if the industry will embrace the format the way they have 3D (granted, there are a few technological hurdles that need to be cleared before that can happen), one filmmaker isn't yet convinced of the merits of IMAX.

Martin Scorsese Talks About Growing Up On Some 'Mean Streets' At New York's Lincoln Center

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • December 22, 2011 11:03 AM
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Writing in 2003, while inducting Martin Scorsese's “Mean Streets” into his Great Movies list, Roger Ebert deemed the film as possessing “an elemental power, a sense of spiraling doom, that a more polished film might have lacked.” Wise words from the man who counts the 69-year-old director as a friend and was the first to review Scorsese's debut “Who's That Knocking On My Door.” Ebert wasn't in the audience two nights ago, when Lincoln Center featured a screening of Scorsese's breakout third feature, 1973's “Mean Streets,” a volcanic eruption of young talent that announced to the world a soon-to-be-lauded filmmaker and a cast that would go on to have versatile careers in acting and beyond.

Angelina Jolie Talks Making 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey' & How It Furthered Her Understanding Of The Bosnian War

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • December 22, 2011 10:01 AM
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Angelina Jolie was only 17 when the Bosnian war broke out -- when the nascent countries of Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia took up against each other in a bitter conflict that lasted four years and left 100,000 people dead -- but she considers it "the war of my generation, to my generation." It's the subject of her directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey," which features an all-Bosnian cast, several of whom joined Jolie in New York for a press day to share what it was like working on such an intense project.

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