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Timur Bekmambetov To Direct Segment In Omnibus 'New Year's Eve' Style Remake Of 'Six Degrees Of Celebration'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2011 4:13 PM
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After years of blockbusters and special effects eye candy, it looks like Timur Bekmambetov is ready to pull a bit of a Garry Marshall.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Underworld Awakening' Brings Back The Original Death Dealer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2011 3:34 PM
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Spandex and blue filters, you know that means...another "Underworld" movie! Woo! Only this time Kate Beckinsale is back to collect a paycheck kick some ass as the original death dealer!

In Theaters: 'We Bought A Zoo' Enters The Cage & Gets 'Extremely Loud' With 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'Tintin,' 'War Horse' & More This Xmas

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • December 23, 2011 3:24 PM
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Hello my Christmas Elves, are you all snug as a bug in a rug with your star-print knit booties and oversized red LOS ANGELES sweatshirt and zebra pajama pants? The most festive of all holiday outfits? JUST ME THEN?! Well, I hope you have all been enjoying cookies and cider and whatever are your most cherished holiday traditions. Like going to the movies? Seriously, Hollywood is banking on some people being really bored with their families this week because the glut of prestige movies opening this week is kind of insane. Let's go open our presents!

The Cast Of 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close' Talk Navigating The Emotions Of 9/11

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 23, 2011 2:59 PM
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In Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close,” the author tells the story of Oskar Schell, a school-age boy who grapples with the passing of his father in the 9/11 attacks. Adapting such difficult material was never going to be easy, and with Stephen Daldry’s new film of the same title, the obstacles were twofold. One must have fidelity not only to the source material, but to the tragedies of the event itself. Gathering together to talk with the press in New York City recently, the cast and filmmaker related the importance of being true to the emotions that still linger from that fateful September day.

Early Box Office Success Of 'Ghost Protocol' Spurs Talk Of 'Mission: Impossible 5' & 'Top Gun 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2011 2:40 PM
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With "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" only going into wide release this Wednesday after kicking things off with an IMAX only bow on December 16th, it seems Paramount and Skydance Productions (one of the major financial backers of the film) are very happy with what they are seeing at the box office right now for the movie. The film is looking poised to take the holiday box office in North America and overseas, it's also doing gangbusters business. In Australia, the film powered its way to the top of the charts and in India, the film is already hauling in four times the earnings of "Mission: Impossible 3" (though that is likely also helped by the appearance of Anil Kapoor). All told, at the end of Christmas Day, 'Ghost' is looking to take between $120-130 million. Not bad.

Producer Andrew Kosove Says Screenwriter For New 'Blade Runner' Film Will Be Announced Soon, Black List Script 'Prisoners' Still On The Way

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 23, 2011 1:54 PM
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With 2011 winding down, all eyes are now on 2012 and what the future will bring and one project that has been knocking around for a while is "Prisoners" -- but the new year should bring the film some better fortune.

Joss Whedon Says Not To Worry About 'The Avengers' 3D Conversion; 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Remake Starts Over

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • December 23, 2011 12:41 PM
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If 2011 was a busy year for the beloved Joss Whedon production-wise, both with the shooting of his major tentpole picture “The Avengers” along with his secretly lensed adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” then 2012 should be a time for Whedon to sit back and watch these hotly anticipated projects unfurl. Along with 'Avengers' and 'Much Ado,' we’ll also see the release of “Cabin in the Woods,” a long stalled Drew Goddard-directed/Whedon-penned project that Lionsgate acquired following the financial shakeup at the film’s original studio MGM.

The Films Of Steven Spielberg, Part Two: The Serious Fare

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 23, 2011 12:00 PM
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It's the classic dilemma of the entertainer, perhaps best embodied in Preston Sturges' "Sullivan's Travels." After a decade or so of delighting audiences with thrills and wonder, Steven Spielberg decided he wanted to be taken seriously.

Watch: Animated, Animal Filled Video For Jonsi's "Gathering Stories" From 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2011 11:42 AM
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As Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo" heads into theaters this wekeend, many kids and parents will likely be hearing Jonsi's unique voice for the first time as the Sigur Ros frontman delivers his first bonafide score, and it's led by the Oscar contending song "Gathering Stories."

David Fincher Says 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Has "Parallels" To 'Chinatown'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 23, 2011 11:10 AM
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As it should be in Hollywood, people who have their share of negative press usually still have a number of dedicated collaborators who speak well of them. So while “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” director David Fincher has picked up a reputation for being ornery and difficult, it only makes sense that these traits would get spun as positive attributes by others who work with him. The guy doesn’t get $100 million budgets for nothing. The director, writer and cast recently descended on New York City to talk about adapting the film, bringing to the big screen, and yes, Fincher's pursuit of cinematic perfection.

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