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Jason Reitman Confirms 'Labor Day' As His Next Film & Says Ending Of 'Young Adult' Made Him Want To Make It

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 1, 2011 10:03 AM
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Critics Petition For 'Margaret' Awards Season Screeners, But How About A Director's Cut Instead?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 9:42 AM
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We're right in the thick of the awards season, which means Academy folks and critics are keeping UPS and FedEx workers busy as For Your Consideration screeners for pretty much every movie that was made in 2011 are shipped in the hopes they will earn some critical love (yes, even "Tower Heist" wants some attention). But one movie that isn't getting sent around is Kenneth Lonergan's long-delayed "Margaret," which landed in theaters this fall with a very limited release and promptly disappeared. But a groundswell is building to not only get the movie to those who weren't able to see it, but to give the film a shot at potential awards season recognition that some think it deserves.
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'The Full Monty' Director Peter Cattaneo To Deliver 'Bridget Jones's Baby'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 9:22 AM
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Everyone's favorite hapless and insecure Londoner is back, and this time, she's bringing a baby. Yes, the third installment in the adventures of Bridget Jones is gearing up, and it now has a title that says it all: "Bridget Jones's Baby." And moreover, it has a director.

Julia Roberts Will Finally Get A Real Job In 'Second Act'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 9:02 AM
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Do North American audiences care about Julia Roberts anymore? The last time Roberts starred in a movie that cracked $100 million dollars domestic that wasn't a franchise or cameo appearance was over 10 years ago in "Erin Brokovich." Yes, "Eat Pray Love" did solid business, but it did much better overseas. And all you have to do is look at the tepid reception of this summer's "Larry Crowne" -- featuring a seemingly one-two punch pairing of Roberts and Tom Hanks -- to realize that the actress' glory days are long behind her. She'll try playing a baddie of sorts next spring in Tarsem's ridiculous looking "Mirror Mirror," but she's developing another movie that she hopes will get her back in the good graces of fans.

Watch: Full New Trailer For 'John Carter' Brings A Bigger Bang To The Red Planet

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 12:16 AM
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While the first teaser trailer for Disney's very, very expensive "John Carter" was all atmosphere and mystery, with a release date fast approaching a $300 million price tag to justify, a brand new trailer has landed today at IGN and it's certainly ditching any pretense of being thoughtful. Though the use of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" (or a resonable facsimilie anyway) does its job of shorthanding the gravitas.

How To Destroy Angels Cover Bryan Ferry For 'Dragon Tattoo' Soundtrack; Nearly 3 Hours Of Music Will Span Six LPs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 7:02 PM
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Are you one of those folks who still buys music on vinyl? Well, better make some shelf space because "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" soundtrack is coming and it's fucking massive.

Watch: Wonderfully Oddball Trailer For 'Rubber' Director Quentin Dupieux's 'Wrong'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 6:38 PM
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One of the most engagingly strange movies of the past year was the killer flick "Rubber." Brought to life by Quentin Dupieux, the film was a true original, telling the tale of a car tire (yes, a car tire) with telepathic, muderous powers. The movie was a big genre hit and put Dupieux on the map. Well, he's back once again and headed to Sundance with a brand new film.
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Daniel Day-Lewis Looks Pretty Presidential Eating Dinner With His 'Lincoln' Goatee

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 5:35 PM
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"Four score and seven years ago, I ordered a dessert dammit..."

Back-To-Back Terrence Malick Movies Means No ‘Noah’ For Christian Bale, Will Michael Fassbender Take Over?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 5:18 PM
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Well, this was probably inevitable. With Christian Bale taking on two Terrence Malick movies in 2012, "Lawless" and "Knight of Cups" which are shooting back-to-back, it made the prospect of him appearing in Darren Aronofsky's dream project "Noah" all the more unlikely. Well, now it's official as Variety confirms his exit, but reveals another intriguing name as possibility to take over.

'For Ellen,' 'The Surrogate,' 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' 'Wish You Here' Highlights Of Sundance Film Festival 2012 Lineup

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 4:56 PM
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Geez, just when you think you have a handle on this year's awards race, the Sundance Film Festival has dropped their first wave of titles headed to Park City in January, and this is the start of the Oscar journey for many movies. This year alone saw Brit Marling break out with "Another Earth" and "Sound of My Voice," Felicity Jones impress with "Like Crazy," Elizabeth Olsen earn Oscar talk with "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and other movies of note unspooling, including "Being Elmo," "Margin Call," "Circumstance," "Our Idiot Brother," "The Interrupters," "Undefeated" and more.

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