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Steven Spielberg Says His 'Lincoln' Will Focus On Last Four Months Of President's Life

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 20, 2011 1:25 AM
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Film Will Be Released After 2012 Election After a three-year break, Steven Spielberg is getting back to prolific form. He's got two movies due out before the end of the year, and is shortly to start shooting on a new one. Indeed, it's a film that he's been talking about for years, but never seemed to progress -- "Lincoln," his biopic of the great U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, which was long set to star Liam Neeson, but was announced earlier in the year as finally moving forward with Daniel Day-Lewis in the lead.

Watch: Two Minute, Blondie-Aided Clip For Steve McQueen's 'Shame' With Michael Fassbender

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 20, 2011 1:03 AM
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The best films aren't necessarily the ones you walk out of raving about, but the ones that haunt you, lingering on your mind for the days, weeks and months afterwards. When we saw "Shame," Steve McQueen's follow up to his debut "Hunger," which reteams the director with star Michael Fassbender, we liked it very, very much indeed, but had a few issues with it that perhaps stopped it from reaching the very top tier of films we saw in Venice.

Watch: Trailer For Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar' Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

  • By The Playlist
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  • September 19, 2011 11:12 AM
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One of the key question marks in this year's Oscar season, one conspicuously absent from our most anticipated post-fall film festival picks feature published this morning, is Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," his decades-spanning drama about the controversial head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover.

Daniel Espinosa's 'Snabba Cash' Gets A Sequel With New Director; Original Cast Returns

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 10:33 AM
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Update: Moviezine reveals that shooting started in late August in Gothenburg and in Stockholm and the project is aiming to hit Swedish theatres in the fall 2012.

Liam Hemsworth Boosts Beefcake Factor By Joining 'The Expendables 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 9:42 AM
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While his older brother Chris Hemsworth launched himself to worldwide fame with "Thor" earlier this year, Liam Hemsworth will soon join his sibling in the ranks of mega-movie fandom. Set to star as Gale Hawthorne in the upcoming "The Hunger Games" the actor is looking to take his shirt off again for the ladies and boost his action credentials alongside a bunch of old guys.

Watch: Rachel Weisz Asks A Lot Of Questions In Clip From 'Dream House'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 8:57 AM
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In case you didn't get enough Rachel Weisz at TIFF where she featured in three films -- "360," "Page Eight" and "The Deep Blue Sea" -- there is even more of the actress on the way as she stars later this month in the upcoming, long delayed, and unfortunately awful looking "Dream House."

Aki Kaurismäki's ‘Le Havre’ Gets October 21st Release & Is Selected As Finland's Oscar Entry

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 8:39 AM
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One of the best films we've seen so far this year -- that is generating the least amount buzz (yet) -- is "Le Havre" the latest from Finnish master of deadpan comedy, Aki Kaurismäki.

Watch: A Woman Wakes Up From A 'Hangover'-Esque Night With George Clooney In Norwegian Bank Ad

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 8:01 AM
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While George Clooney has recently been taking his handsome face to Venice, Telluride and Toronto to stump for his fall movies "Ides Of March" and "The Descendants," Norwegians are getting a completely different look at the actor/writer/director.
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Exclusive: Poster For Joshua Leonard's 'The Lie' Starring Himself, Mark Webber & Jess Weixler

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 19, 2011 7:29 AM
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Having already premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, we now have the exclusive poster to "The Lie," directed, written and starring Joshua Leonard of "Humpday" and "The Blair Witch Project" fame. Co-starring Jess Weixler ("Teeth"), Mark Webber ("Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"), Alia Shawkat ("Arrested Development"), Jane Adams ("Happiness"), Kelli Garner ("Thumbsucker," "Pan Am") and an appearance by Gerry Bednob ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin"), "The Lie" is based on a T.C. Boyle short story that first appeared in the New Yorker and centers on a man (Leonard) whose life inadvertently changes when he tells a lie to get out of work.
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Hey Netflix, If It Takes You 13 Paragraphs To Explain Your Service Changes, You're Doing It Wrong

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 7:04 AM
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Company Splits In Two; Creates Qwikster For DVDs, Keeps Netflix For Streaming, Makes Users Sorely Confused Good Lord, Reed Hastings. What were you drinking last night?

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