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Watch: 7 Clips From 'Man On A Ledge' Plus A Bunch Of New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2012 4:01 PM
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Will genre thrillers be the saving grace of the generally lackluster early winter box office? As far as this winter goes, Hollywood is sure banking on it. With "Contraband" taking the top spot last weekend and with "Haywire," "The Grey" and "Man On A Ledge" coming in the next couple of weeks, studios are hoping audiences are done with that arty, high brow Oscar stuff, and just want to be entertained for 90 minutes.

Nicolas Cage Eyes Lead In Bruce McDonald's 'Dark Highway'; Director Planning Movie Based On New Album By Stars

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2012 2:44 PM
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There are two ways we can approach this story, either as a statement on Canadian director Bruce McDonald's seemingly endless slate of projects or as yet another journey for the helmer into music based material. But really, both apply. Coming off a year that saw McDonald release "Hardcore Logo 2," the short film "A Love Supreme" as well as get behind the camera on a handful of TV projects, 2012 is barely two weeks old and he's already packing up his schedule.

Get Presidential With Poster, 3 New Pics & Behind The Scenes Look At 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2012 1:28 PM
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Abraham Lincoln is one of the most revered presidents in United States history. What the Tim Burton produced, Timur Bekmambetov directed "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" presupposes is, what if he hunted bloodsuckers?

Patton Oswalt Talks With Garry Shandling About Preparing For 'Young Adult' & Being Cool With A Naked Charlize Theron

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • January 16, 2012 1:04 PM
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Tis the season for awards campaigns, which means that, all around Hollywood over the next month or so, studios and publicity firms will be hosting special screenings and mixer parties featuring delectable hors d’oeuvres and, even better, open bar.

'The Innkeepers' Director Ti West Hopes To Start Sci-Fi Project In February; Anthology Film 'V/H/S' Goes To Sundance

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • January 16, 2012 12:20 PM
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Aside from the deliberate pacing of his films and their haunting payoffs, Ti West is probably best known for doing exactly what he wants to do, when he wants to do it: after unsuccessfully attempting to remove his name from “Cabin Fever 2” when Lionsgate took the film away from him, he took on another sequel, “A Haunting in Georgia,” before deciding he didn’t want to undertake another project he couldn’t control from conception to completion. And looking at his films so far, he’s flaunted his individuality in the face of the rest of the industry’s genre dreck, avoiding trends or more easily-marketable ideas in favor of singular, original stories. All of which is why it comes as no small surprise that the next story fans will see from him is a segment from a found-footage anthology.

'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,' 'Moneyball,' 'War Horse' Win Nominations For ACE Editing Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 16, 2012 12:00 PM
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Far more so than critics' groups and things like the Golden Globes, the guild awards are far more accurate at showing how Oscar nominations will play out. That's because when it comes to the Academy's nomination process, each category is voted on specifially by their own branch -- the actors pick the actors, the writer pick the writers, the cinematographers pick the cinematographers, and so on. Once the nominations have been decided, most categories are then opened up to voting by the Academy at large.

Watch: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks & Bryan Cranston In Trailer For Tony Kaye's Teaching Drama 'Detachment'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 16, 2012 11:40 AM
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Tony Kaye could have had the world as his oyster. An award-winning commercials and music video director, he landed one of the hottest scripts around, with a fast-rising star, for his directorial debut, "American History X," with Edward Norton.

Review: Documentary ‘Enemies Of The People’ A Frequently Gripping Search For Justice In The Cambodian Killing Fields

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • January 16, 2012 11:20 AM
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The worst of human history has a way of bubbling under the surface, burying under the skin of collaborators, killers and leaders. Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime, responsible for approximately two million deaths, has remained in the country's national psyche in a uniquely chilling manner. The Cambodians who carried out Pol Pot’s systematic removal of intellectuals, political dissidents and anyone who seemed like a possible threat, now live in relative peace, often in close proximity to the people whose families they decimated by hand. “Enemies of the People,” an investigative documentary driven by Camdobian journalist Thet Sambath and co-director Rob Lemkin, attempts the extraordinary – Sambath wishes to elicit confessions from the mouths of former killers, in particular an elderly, partially toothless family man named Nuon Chea. Chea was once known as Brother Number Two – Pol Pot was Brother Number One.
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Jean Dujardin & Vincent Cassel Teaming Up For Remake Of French Comedy 'One Wild Moment'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 16, 2012 11:00 AM
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If you're a foreign actor who suddenly finds themselves thrust to Hollywood fame thanks to home-grown success and some awards attention, there are one of two routes you can take. You can keep plugging on much as you did before, making films at home, and hoping they catch on in the same way (see: Roberto Benigni). Or you can take the Hollywood dollar, often involving a bad guy or love interest role in some big blockbuster (see: Marion Cotillard, or original "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" stars Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist, recently seen playing the world's least intersting female lead and bad guy in, respectively, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol"). 

Creator Rob Liefeld Says Fox Have Shot Eight Minutes Of R-Rated Test Footage For 'Deadpool' Movie

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 16, 2012 10:40 AM
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Having essentially created the modern-era superhero movie with Bryan Singer's "X-Men," Fox seemed to dominate the genre in the last decade thanks to their mutant franchise, which went from box-office strength to strength to begin with. But three years ago, things started to go pear-shaped, with the badly received spin-off "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," and this year's semi-reboot "X-Men: First Class" ended up with the lowest box-office returns since the original.  As such, whereas the studio were once gung-ho about multiple spin-offs and sequels to the series, talk has calmed on many of them.

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