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More Creatures & Vehicles Revealed In New Pics From 'John Carter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2011 9:23 AM
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In development for years, Disney has finally managed to visit Mars with "John Carter" but with a rumored price tag of $300 million this thing is going to have been a massive blockbuster hit if it wants to make any money. And so far, the studio is probably wishing for better buzz. The first trailer was a dazzling looking puzzle while the recent official still didn't do much to make the movie stand out as anything more than your average space epic. Now a handful of new pics have popped up over at SFX and it seems Mars looks like a lot of other places in the galaxy.

Martin Scorsese Suggests 'The Irishman' Could Be His Next Film, Confirms He Wants Leonardo DiCaprio To Play 'Sinatra'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 28, 2011 9:02 AM
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The film's not out of the woods just yet, but things are looking up for "Hugo." After a somewhat tepid initial reaction at the NYFF, the film's release last Wednesday was greeted with rave reviews, and the box-office, while not tremendous, was decent for a film playing on a third of the screens of its competition, and strong word of mouth suggest that it's likely to have legs through Christmas, particularly if the Oscars deliver nominations, as is suddenly looking more likely.

R.I.P. 'Women In Love' & 'Tommy' Director Ken Russell (1927-2011)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 28, 2011 8:17 AM
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Sad news to start off the post-Thanksgiving week, with reports emerging this morning that Ken Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of "Women In Love," "Tommy," and "Altered States," among many others, and one of the true mavericks of British cinema, has passed at the age of 84. Russell was known for his big, bold, brash, and freqently controversial pictures, including a number of classics of horror cinema, and while the last few decades saw him fall out of favor, he remained a totally unique filmmaker.

Weekend Box Office: It's A 'Twilight' Thanksgiving While 'The Muppets' Wins The Family Film Battle Royale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 27, 2011 11:59 AM
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It's Thankgiving, which means people spend time and money to go see their loved ones, only to get away from them as fast as possible. And always the first to escape from dull holiday festivities, it looks like teens (and Moms who should know better) kept flocking to see Edward and Bella fang bang as "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1" took the top spot in week number two, taking in $62.3 million over the five day long weekend. However, the franchise is becoming increasingly front-loaded with its biggest second week drop over, hovering somewhere around 76%. Even so, the film should have at least one more solid week in the bank as next weekend is a bizarrely barren with no major release scheduled. However, it will likely be leap-frogged by this weekend's number two movie "The Muppets."

Review: Feel-Good & Earnest 'We Bought A Zoo' Hits All The Heartwarming Notes

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  • November 27, 2011 12:25 AM
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Pitched somewhere between an earnest and romantically idealistic chronicle of loss and hope and a poignant examination of grief and bitter pains of family, Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo," occasionally still slathers it on too thick with the saccharine sentimentality and telegraphed romantic clichés, but by and large, the picture still succeeds in its heartwarming aims thanks to its naked, heart-on-its sleeve sincerity. Not an easy trick in an age of cynicism and information, but one that ultimately works regardless.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Prologue Confirmed For December 21st; Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2011 1:41 PM
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In all the excitement last week over Empire's debut of two new looks at Batman and Bane on the cover of their latest issue, a small morsel of important info from "The Dark Knight Rises" seemed to be overlooked. Just as they did in the run up for "The Dark Knight," Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. are planning to give audiences a healthy, early taste of the final installment of the trilogy. If you go to a select IMAX cinema starting December 21st, you'll get a look at the first six or seven minutes of the upcoming movie.

Bruno Dumont & Juliette Binoche Team For 'La Creatrice' Based On The Life Of Camille Claudel

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • November 26, 2011 11:27 AM
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Well this is somewhat of a surprise. Largely known as a filmmaker that specializes in employing amateur actors, it appears that the seventh film by Bruno Dumont will be led by none other than cinephile sweetheart Juliette Binoche. Considering the "Certified Copy" actress' determination to work with every auteur out there it seems like a logical next step for her, but for the French philosophy-professor-turned-movie-director it's some new ground. Maybe it's training for that eventual project with Tom Cruise (note: never gonna happen).

Review: Edward Yang's 'A Brighter Summer Day' A Wonderful, Classic Piece Of Cinema

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • November 26, 2011 11:10 AM
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David Fincher Says The Original Swedish 'Dragon Tattoo' Is "Great" & Did What It Could Given The Limited Budget

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2011 4:12 PM
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Watch: English Subtitled Trailer For Frederick Wiseman's 'Crazy Horse' Arrives, And Yes, It's Still NSFW

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • November 25, 2011 3:11 PM
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