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Dominic Cooper & Ophelia Lovibond Will Have 'Summer In February'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2011 10:26 AM
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It appears you can't turn around these days without bumping into a rising, young British actor (Carey Mulligan, Felicity Jones, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, etc) and we aren't really complaining particularly when their choices are so fascinating, so it's with particular interest that we'll be keeping an eye on "Summer In February."

Steven Spielberg Says 'Lincoln' Will Not Feature The Civil War; Producer Kathleen Kennedy Debunks Daniel Day-Lewis Rumors

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • December 13, 2011 10:04 AM
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To promote "War Horse" and "The Adventures of Tintin" these past two consecutive weekends in New York, director Steven Spielberg and producer Kathleen Kennedy had to make runs back and forth from Virginia, where they're currently shooting "Lincoln."

Jailed Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi Was Set To Make Hollywood Debut On Steve Zaillian-Scripted 'A Thousand Splendid Suns'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 13, 2011 9:45 AM
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One of the most depressing events in the film world in the last few years has been the imprisonment of Iranian director Jafar Panahi. The man behind acclaimed films such as "The Circle," "Crimson Gold" and "Offside" among others, was arrested by the country's regime two years ago for "assembly and colluding with the intention to commit crimes against the country’s national security and propaganda against the Islamic Republic," and sentenced to six years in prison, as well as being banned for making films, or leaving the country, for twenty years. Petitions and protests have been held all over the world, just as Panahi's documentary "This Is Not A Film" was unveiled at festivals, but so far, to no avail.  And it has emerged that, just as Panahi's imprisonment took place, he was moving towards making his Hollywood debut with one of the biggest producers in town, and an Oscar-winning screenwriter.

Groovy? Mike Myers Plotting 'Austin Powers' Stage Show Prequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2011 9:25 AM
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As you might remember, late this summer, probably in an effort to revive a career that is for all intents and purposes dead, it was announced that Mike Myers was going to dust off the ugly dentures to play Austin Powers -- again -- in a fourth movie. Aside from his voicework in the "Shrek" series, Myers has become something of non-presence on the big screen popping up in a cameo in "Inglourious Basterds" after tanking hard with "The Love Guru." The cultural zeitgeist around all things retro seems to have died, but for whatever reason New Line seems to think this franchise still has life and if Myers has his way, "Austin Powers" is going to be bigger than ever.

The Fire Rises: Our Verdict On The Six-Minute IMAX Prologue To 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 13, 2011 9:03 AM
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There’s a higher force at work in Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman feature, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Or so it seems anyhow.

Review: David Fincher’s ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Is An Intense But Dispassionate Thriller

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • December 13, 2011 12:21 AM
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Looking at “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” it’s hard not to think of the dark thriller cum procedural as director David Fincher’s “The Departed." Notwithstanding both films being inspired by/remade from acclaimed foreign predecessors, Fincher and Scorsese alike seem to be saying with them, “You wanted me to do this kind of movie? Well, here it is, motherfuckers.”

Warner Bros. Puts 'Paradise Lost' On Hold Citing Budget & Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2011 10:55 PM
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So, just how worried are big studios these days about spending lots and lots of money on risky projects? Well, just ask Sony, which is still smarting from the "Men In Black 3" fiasco, and pushed Roland Emmerich's start and release date for "Singularity" back by months in order to get the script in the best shape it can be. And then there was that whole "The Lone Ranger" thing with Disney, which strong-armed the filmmakers to bring down the cost or else not make the movie at all. And now, the same is happening over at Warner Bros. With a big budget, star-studded, mo-cap, 3D adaptation of "Paradise Lost" set to begin filming in weeks, Aussie film crews are receiving a lump of coal in their stocking this year.

Watch: The World Won't Save Itself In Trailer For 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2011 8:28 PM
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Okay, listen. We were totally ready to write this off as "G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra" was a complete pile of shit. But goddamn it, enough of this trailer for the sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" works that we're curious, with a very faint glimmer of optimism thrown in.
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Winona Ryder Replaces Maggie Gyllenhaal In 'The Iceman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2011 7:16 PM
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Another day, another casting change on "The Iceman." The film, which was originally set to star James Franco, Benicio Del Toro and Michael Shannon has dropped the first two actors on the way to filming, and has now lost one more esteemed thesp, with another random choice filling in to fill out this pretty bizarre cast.

Watch: New U.K. 'ParaNorman' Trailer Sees Dead People

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2011 6:32 PM
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Norman is not your average little boy and it has nothing to do with his tombstone alarm clock, or the zombie face he makes while brushing his teeth. But it has everything to do with the fact that he can see and communicate with dead people.
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