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Damon Lindelof Teases 'Prometheus' Details, Hints That Not Everyone Will Make It Out Alive

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • September 29, 2011 1:36 AM
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Taking a break from defending his show "Lost" from detractors on Twitter, along with writing some of the most talked-about upcoming studio projects, "Prometheus" scribe Damon Lindelof sat down with MTV to talk Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel/sequel/spinoff and gave a few hints that may be a bit spoiler-filled for some. Careful, you've been warned.

Warner Bros. Wants Steven Spielberg To Direct Bible Epic 'Gods And Kings'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • September 29, 2011 1:17 AM
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With Steven Spielberg gearing up to shoot his long-awaited presidential biopic "Lincoln" this fall, and with "The Adventures of Tintin" and "War Horse" being released within days of one another this winter, it's a wonder that the man has any time to contemplate future projects. That's not to mention that expensive blockbuster "Robopocalypse" is also on his directorial horizon for a 2013 release.

Fantastic Fest Review: 'Paranormal Activity 3' Runs Low On Ideas, But Delivers Plenty Of Scares

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • September 29, 2011 1:03 AM
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As a person terrified by the prospect of encountering a shadowy figure in my apartment in the middle of the night, the “Paranormal Activity” movies work like gangbusters on this writer. On an intellectual level, It's genuinely admirable how effectively they’re able to wring significant suspense out of so little happening on screen, but in terms of visceral impact, they’re among the few horror films whose effect on this viewer lingered long after leaving the theater. “Paranormal Activity 3” is less effective than its predecessors, but it still works when and how it needs to. As a prequel to a prequel that further explored the supernatural world created by Oren Peli, the film unwittingly reveals the dwindling supply of ideas left to be injected into the franchise, both in conception and execution, even as it offers a finale mostly worthy of its predecessors.

Watch: Everyone In Hollywood Gets Together To Make A Terrible Trailer For 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2011 12:56 PM
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You get what you ask for people, and with "Valentine's Day" being powered to more than $200 million in ticket sales worldwide, a sequel was inevitable. So writer Katherine Fugate and director Garry Marshall are back again, only this time, they are going to get a bunch of celebrities together for "New Year's Eve" a car-crash of bad music, cliched dialogue and standard rom-com tropes.

Watch: More Peeks At 'The Adventures Of Tintin' In New Spanish Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2011 11:35 AM
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Update: Steven Speilberg's "THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN" has jumped up two days and will now be released on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.

'Paranormal Activity 3' Trailer Hits, Global Anthropological Experiment With Film Masochists Begins

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 28, 2011 11:11 AM
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Just when you thought "The Blair Witch Project 5: It's Witchin' Time!" nailed the coffin shut in the accidentally successful, cheapo-scare found/footage genre, the fucking godawful "Paranormal Activity" films had to light that shit afire again. Why? Because the Oren Peli-directed film cost (and looks like it cost) about $50 to make and grossed $193 million worldwide thanks to chowder-headed audiences with nothing better to do with their time. You do the math on that awesome profit margin. These films are essentially made for a nickel and pay for themselves about 15 times over -- "Paranormal Activity 2" grossed $177 million. Essentially, the success of "Paranormal Activity" means Paramount will continue to crank these films out endlessly.

Spielberg Films Shuffle: 'War Horse' Moves To Christmas Day; 'The Adventures Of Tintin' On Dec 21

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 28, 2011 10:31 AM
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2011 for Steven Spielberg is much more difficult than it was in 2005 -- the last time the super-prolific filmmaker released two films in one year. In 2005, you had "War of the Worlds" in the summer and six months later you had "Munich," and very little had to be done by way of managing time between Paramount ("War of the Worlds") and Universal ("Munich").

Jose Padilha Says 'Elite Squad' Sequel Is His Scorsese-Like Take On Cops & Politics In Brazil

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • September 28, 2011 10:25 AM
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Brazilian Auteur Talks "Fascist Vs. Marxist" Perspective In Filmmaking, Police Corruption, Social Politics & MoreJose Padilha may currently be best known for directing the upcoming remake of Paul Verhoeven’s “RoboCop,” but rest assured that the Brazilian filmmaker is anything but a purveyor of style brought in to polish off a classic property. His previous work, including the documentary “Bus 174,” the police thriller “Elite Squad,” and its new sequel “The Enemy Within,” was not only hugely successful in his native Brazil, but it was all distinguished by a sophisticated, incisive commentary on contemporary culture which will undoubtedly come in handy as he revisits Verhoeven’s iconic satire.

Evan Rachel Wood Would Love To Do Action/Super Hero Roles, But Says They Are "Few And Far Between"

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • September 28, 2011 9:57 AM
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Actress Talks Switching Things Up By Taking On Comedy 'It Is What It Is'Known for her proclivity towards dark movies and roles ("Down in the Valley," "True Blood" "Thirteen," and her truly caustic character in the recent "Mildred Pierce"), her choice in boyfriends (Marilyn Manson) and her stark candidness (see recent comments on her open bisexuality) actress Evan Rachel Wood is hoping to shed some of the preconceived notions the media and the public have about her.

Anthony Mackie Hopes To Play Legendary Olympian Jesse Owens In Film He's Developing

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • September 28, 2011 9:20 AM
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Says Ruben Fleischer Is The Right Man For 'Gangster Squad' & 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Will Bring Testosterone Back To The Vampire GenreOne glance at Anthony Mackie’s IMDB page should convince you he’s a hard worker. Since breaking out with smaller parts in “8 Mile” and “Million Dollar Baby” the actor has been working almost constantly ever since. In 2011 alone, he has “The Adjustment Bureau,” the upcoming “What’s Your Number,” the TIFF-approved “Ten Year” and the robot boxing movie opening October 7th that’s riding on some positive buzz, “Real Steel.”

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