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Jimmy Page's Soundtrack For 'Death Wish II' Getting A Limited Vinyl Reissue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 3:57 AM
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Full disclosure: this writer had no idea that Jimmy Page ever did the music for "Death Wish II." And as a once teenage diehard fan of Led Zeppelin, we're a bit disappointed that bit of trivia never stuck in our brain. But yes, the legendary axe man, for whatever reason, did decide to write and sing some tunes for the movie, and while they only featured very briefly (which may be why you don't remember them) Page recorded full versions, creating his first soundtrack and soundtrack album. Well, in case you never got around to it the first time, you'll have another shot to give it a listen. But you may need to bust out your grandma's victrola.

Christian Bale, Terrence Malick & Arcade Fire Featured In Footage From Mystery Film Shoot At ACL

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 3:17 AM
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Listen, you can keep your footage from the set of "The Dark Knight Rises" shoot and we'll just geek out over this instead. In case you missed it, over the weekend attentive attendees of the Austin City Limits Music Festival were in for a surprise when Christian Bale and Terrence Malick were spotted shooting a film on the grounds. Well, that was just the tip of the iceberg as a plethora of new footage and pics have landed and while we still have no idea what they are working on, the rare opportunity to see video Terrence Malick working on a film set is pretty great.

Music Box Films Dives Into 'The Deep Blue Sea' & Lionsgate (Finally) Has 'Friends With Kids'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 2:40 AM
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Magnolia Takes On 'The Hunter' With Willem DafoeThe TIFF Bell Lightbox will be a bit quieter today as the Toronto International Film Festival shut the lights last night on the event which saw the Canadian city swamped with movies, press and stars from around the world in what is the big kick off to the fall awards season. And as everyone packed their bags and headed to Pearson airport to head home, it seems deals were still being struck in the final few days of the fest.

'Book Of Mormon' Star Josh Gad Joins Stuart Blumberg's Sex-Addict Dramedy 'Thanks For Sharing'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 19, 2011 2:24 AM
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After what looks like a long run of one film or television cameo after another, Josh Gad's celebrated run as the geeky missionary in Trey Parker and Matt Stone's hit religious-satire Broadway musical "Book Of Mormon" seems to have caught the eye of casting agents.

New Regency Picks Up Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes Film After Paramount Exits

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 19, 2011 2:04 AM
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A bit of a sea change is in place for Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes film, his return to the scene after over a decade in the wilderness. After being announced as a Paramount project with studio head Brad Grey expressing their enthusiasm at reuniting with the great actor-director, the partnership has evidently broken down with The Wrap reporting that the project has now been acquired by New Regency.

Will Madonna's 'W.E.' Get A 10 Minute Trim Before Its December Release Later This Year?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 1:37 AM
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Well, TIFF is now over and Toronto is getting back to normal and for Madonna, who has journeyed to Italy and Canada with her sophomore directorial effort "W.E.," she's likely glad to have a moment to breathe and get out of the spotlight. To put it kindly, the reception to the film has been chilly. Our man in Venice called the film "a royal disaster" while others hoping to find something positive in the film have noted it's beautiful set and costume design, solid score by Abel Korzeniowski, with some much more optimistic folks saying it could possibly be an Oscar contender in those former categories. The Weinstein Company, who have set the film for a release on December 9th have remained remarkably quiet about Madge's movie thus far but it appears Harvey is getting out his scissors.
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Milou! A Host Of New Images Arrive For 'The Adventures Of Tintin'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 19, 2011 1:19 AM
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All the bated breath might be being held for "War Horse," but honestly, if there's one Steven Spielberg movie that we're really excited for this year, it's "The Adventures of Tintin." The property still doesn't mean much to American audiences, but for us Europeans, it was a staple of our upbringings. The trailers and footage so far make it look out to be the true follow-up to the Indiana Jones franchise that "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" failed to be, with a classically Spielbergian sense of action and adventure, and with a script combining the giant brains of Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, we've got pretty high hopes.

Watch: Moody Teaser Trailer For Andrea Arnold's Outstanding 'Wuthering Heights'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 19, 2011 1:01 AM
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This writer saw several films that verged on greatness at the Venice Film Festival this year, but none quite blew us away like Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights." We'd liked "Red Road," and greatly admired "Fish Tank," but her new film, an adaptation of Emily Brontë's literary classic, is really something special, a masterly reinvention of a great tale, with the year's best lensing, courtesy of Robbie Ryan and a true command of cinema, taking on Terrence Malick at his own game and, against the thematically similar "Tree of Life" at least, winning.

'Where Do We Go Now' & Midnight Madness Stunner 'The Raid' Win TIFF People's Choice Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2011 9:49 AM
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While there are no formal competition awards given out by the festival itself, over the past few years TIFF's Audience Award -- vote on by moviegoers -- has often been an augur of future Oscar success. "The King's Speech" (12 nominations, 4 wins including Best Picture), "Precious" (6 nominations, 2 wins), "Slumdog Millionaire" (10 nominations, 8 wins including Best Picture) and "Eastern Promises" (1 nomination) have all benefitted from the boost the honor bestows up on a picture. However, this year, TIFF attendees have gone with a pretty surprising choice -- a film that will unlikely be much of an awards player but will definitely see its profile skyrocket.

Weekend Box Office: Families Complete The Circle Of Life, Pack Theaters For Movie They Own On DVD

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 18, 2011 3:49 AM
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Right now, some jerk at Disney is finding a way to use the term “circle of life” to define how they can release “The Lion King” anytime, and it will always make money. A 3D re-issue of the film became the number one weekend attraction by a very wide margin with $29 million, a huge middle finger to those who claim audiences are looking for something “fresh” or “new.”

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