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Posters For Harmony Korine's New Short Film 'Snowballs' For Fashion Label Proenza Schouler

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 2:59 AM
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Jan Kwiecinski & Alexei Fedorchenko Join Harmony Korine In Forthcoming OmnibusIt has already been a busy year for Harmony Korine but his calendar keeps filling up further, and that's just fine by us. He's teamed with James Franco on some kind of street gang project, premiered his short film collaboration with Die Antwoord "Umshini Wam," created an ad for Indian megacorp Mahindra, and is working on a short film with Val Kilmer that will form part of a Dogme-esque omnibus film. We'll have more on that in a second, but it appears there is yet another project Korine has been working on.

Mark Millar Finally Admits Window On 'Kick Ass 2' Happening Is Shrinking

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 2:45 AM
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Concedes Matthew Vaughn Would Likely Only Produce, Not DirectMark Millar likes to talk a lot of shit. In fact, for much of 2010 the comic writer could not shut the hell up about a potential "Kick-Ass 2," boldly proclaiming it would be like "A Clockwork Orange" or "A History Of Violence," predicting it would hit theaters in 2012, and that it was green-lit with pre-production set to begin this past April. Well obviously, none of those things happened. And talking recently to Hero Complex, a much more humble and reasonable Millar finally admitted that the likelihood of a sequel was looking pretty slim and not only that, Matthew Vaughn is probably too busy doing his own stuff to direct.

Mexico Selects The Acclaimed 'Miss Bala' As Their Foreign Film Oscar Entry

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 2:21 AM
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If you've had your ear to the ground over the past few months you'd know that one film building a considerable amount of very well-deserved buzz is Gerardo Naranjo's "Miss Bala." Premiering this spring at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section, the film wowed critics and audiences alike and has been gaining traction ever since. It was a hot ticket at TIFF just a week or so back, and it will certainly be one of the hottest titles at NYFF when it kicks off next week, particularly since Mexico has just selected the film as their Oscar entry for this year.

Review: 'Puncture' With Chris Evans A True Story Weighed Down By Oscar Reel Antics

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 23, 2011 2:00 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from the Tribeca Film Festival.

Paul Bettany, Brian Cox & Stephen Graham Draw 'Blood'

  • By Sam Price
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  • September 23, 2011 1:44 AM
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Screen Daily reports that Paul Bettany, Brian Cox and Stephen Graham will lead a big screen adaptation of an acclaimed 2004 BBC mini-series originally called “Conviction,” now simply retitled “Blood,” set to shoot this January. Screenwriter Bill Gallagher will pen an adaptation of his own material, which centered on two policemen in the Criminal Investigation Department or CID being thrown into chaos by the murder of a twelve year-old girl and exploring, rather loftily, "the notion that everyone has the ability to kill and what it is that can trigger that reaction in any of us." By anyone’s standards the announced cast is a very decent line-up -- it's a hopeful sign in the case of Bettany, who’s slid into ludicrous supernatural fare directed by Scott Stewart with alarming ease of late, whilst Graham and Cox always offer reliable support. Bankrolled by BBC Films, the BFI and Neal Street Productions, its producer Pippa Harris only let slip that the project promises to be a “fast-moving, gripping thriller.” One expects it will also involve the red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of vertebrate animals spilling in some capacity.

Michelle Rodriguez Was Apparently In A 'Resident Evil' Movie, Returning For 'Retribution'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 23, 2011 1:19 AM
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We're not sure that there's a single franchise out there that's cheaper and more joyless than "Resident Evil." The video-game adaptation is now a decade, and four entries, old, and has continued to add literally nothing to the zombie genre, the action movie genre and the cinematic artform in general. But with the last film, "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," proving by far the biggest entry in the series, taking nearly $300 million worldwide, there's no end in sight, and original helmer Paul W.S. Anderson, who also directed the fourth entry, is returning to the series for "Resident Evil: Retribution," on which shooting is imminent, ahead of a release a year from now.

Casey Affleck Will Get His Angel Wings As Gabriel In 'Paradise Lost'; Camilla Belle Lined Up For Eve

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2011 1:02 AM
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Update: Deadline reports Camilla Belle is the director's favorite to play Eve.

Review: A Brooding, Wooden Taylor Lautner Muddles His Way Through The Nonsensical 'Abduction'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 22, 2011 12:05 PM
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In the future (it’s closer than you think!), celebrities will be an even bigger part of our society. While the pool of “famous people” will expand beyond movie stars, politicians and random public figures, we’ll find ourselves consumed by the public’s thirst for all things mega-famous. In this future, somewhere, someone will write a massive tome dedicated to the forehead of Taylor Lautner. Like the Monolith in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” it is massive, and says everything and nothing. It sits on top of the scrunched up Zardoz-of-a-face that is this curious manchild, at once Cro-Magnon and, yet, every bit representative of his teenage years. It's going to be a helluva book.

New Poster For ‘The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)’ Is Basically )) < > (( Multiplied

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 22, 2011 11:54 AM
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Even though it stirred up a minor controversy no one really cared about when it was was more or less banned in the U.K., Tom Six's probably unnecessary "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)" is gearing up to premiere tonight at Fantasic Fest and soon enough we'll hear if the follow-up was a worthwhile endeavor.

Review: The Politics Of Sex Are Explored In 'Weekend'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 22, 2011 11:23 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from SXSW.
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