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Watch: Kirsten Dunst Braces For The End Of The World In U.K. 'Melancholia' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2011 4:02 AM
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The world is coming to an end, so what do you do: panic or accept your fate with an eerie calm? Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kirsten Dunst offer up both sides of the coin in Lars Von Trier's "Melancholia," which now has a new trailer as it gears up for its U.K. release next month.

Brit Marling, Jessica Chastain, Olivia Wilde, Noomi Rapace & Olga Kurylenko Testing For 'Oblivion'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 26, 2011 3:08 AM
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Film Now Titled 'Horizon'Throughout all the negative PR of the last few years, Tom Cruise remains undeterred, awesomely acting as if he is still Hollywood's biggest star. After the somewhat-dicey "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" this holiday season, he's got a no-fail supporting role in "Rock Of Ages" followed by crime picture "One Shot" arriving in 2013, a pretty decent slate for a guy some audiences still consider toxic. After that, Cruise is going big, returning to the genre that served him well in "War Of The Worlds" and "Vanilla Sky" with Joseph Kosinki's "Horizon," formerly titled "Oblivion," and its currently casting two lovely ladies with the opportunity to seduce the practicing Thetan.

The Criterion Collection Will Unleash A Newly Restored 'Godzilla'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2011 3:03 AM
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For the most part, the highly respected, top-tier home video house The Criterion Collection has steered clear of cult and genre movies. Oh sure, they've occasionally dipped their toes in the water ("Naked Lunch," "Hausu," The Nikkatsu Noir box, Monsters & Madmen box, among some others) but their staple releases have been auteur-driven, arthouse or foreign film releases. But monster movie buffs take note -- the granddaddy of them all is getting stamped with the wacky C.

Review: 'General Orders No. 9' A Moving Study Of Change In The American South

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • August 26, 2011 2:52 AM
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"General Orders No. 9" is playing in NY starting August 28th at the reRun Gastropub Theater as part of its "ReRun RERUNS" series. Visit here to see when it'll play near you.

Universal Drops Mary Harron's 'Wicked Lovely' After Only 2 Months Of Director Being Attached

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2011 2:37 AM
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Universal continues their year of cleaning house having already put "At The Mountains Of Madness," "Memphis," "In The Heights," "The Dark Tower," "Clue" and "Ouija" out to pasture, and now yet another project has been given the pink slip.

Will Katherine Heigl & Gerard Butler Reteam To Remake 'Romancing The Stone'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2011 2:13 AM
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Well, a "Romancing the Stone" remake has been an idea kicking around Hollywood for a while now and the last we heard about it, Robert Luketic, the man behind a string of abominations including "Monster-in-Law," "The Ugly Truth" and "Killers," was going to sit in the director's chair. That was nearly two years ago, and it seems Fox are now looking for some fresh blood and probably someone whose best film isn't "Legally Blonde."

Review: 'Brighton Rock' Perplexes And Fascinates, Sometimes In Equal Measure

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • August 26, 2011 1:58 AM
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Early on in Rowan Joffe’s directorial debut “Brighton Rock," adapted from the Graham Greene novel, sociopathic protagonist Pinkie Brown (“Control” star Sam Riley) desperately batters a man with a sizeable rock. He does so right underneath the oblivious vacationing crowds on the Brighton boardwalk (circa 1964). This duality is hammered home by a portentous soundtrack and crosscutting between the sounds of children’s laughter and the ragged breathing of the two men locked in mortal combat. Lucky for us, Joffe, a screenwriter with “28 Weeks Later” and “The American” to his name, keeps the film from slipping into self-serving grimness and delivers a smart, sharply acted adaptation.

Robert Pattinson Seduces A Bunch Of Women In New 'Bel Ami' Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2011 1:39 AM
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While his girlfriend and fellow "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart is transitioning one out of one franchise, straight into another ("Snow White and the Huntsman"), Robert Pattinson seems keen to establish himself as An Actor. While the drippy, manipulative "Remember Me" was a miss, Pattinson proved himself a non-vampire draw with "Water For Elephants" earlier this year which powered itself to a strong $115 million worldwide. And with David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" and the period pic "Bel Ami" on the way, he seems eager to shake off the adolescent stink of "Twilight." While we have to wait and see how successful that attempt is, as these new pics from the latter film show, he's going to be turning up the heat in the process.
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Carey Mulligan To Perform 'New York, New York' In Steve McQueen's 'Shame'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 26, 2011 1:27 AM
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Considering the fact that Carey Mulligan has for ages been attached to the long-gestating, going-nowhere adaptation of "My Fair Lady" alongside Colin Firth, we all knew there was at least some spark of musical talent in the actress. It now looks like we won't have to wait too long some to see evidence of that with Mulligan set to perform a musical number in one of our most anticipated films for the remainder of 2011, Steve McQueen's "Shame."

Watch: Immortality Is A Bummer In New International Trailer For 'In Time'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2011 1:18 AM
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In "In Time" Matt Bomer is really sick of being 105 years old and ridiculously good looking so he decides to kill himself. If you can buy that, then perhaps you'll have no problem with the latest from dierctor Andrew Niccol.
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