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Exclusive: New Trailer For 'Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2011 7:47 AM
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Irvine Welsh & Director Rob Heydon Talk About Bringing The Adaptation To LifeWhen Danny Boyle delivered the groundbreaking "Trainspotting" it proved that the unique language, tenor and prose of Scottish writer Irvine Welsh could be brought to the big screen with both style and substance. An adaptation of "The Acid House" soon followed and "Filth" is gearing up to shoot next year, and the next Welsh story to hit the big screen will be "Ecstasy." But it was no easy journey.

In Theaters: 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,' 'Our Idiot Brother,' or 'Colombiana'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • August 26, 2011 7:29 AM
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Ah, the dog days of August. Used to be that this month was just another typical dumping ground for films that withered on the vine, but it in recent years, it's expanded a bit to swallow up some of the summer blockbuster fare crowded out of May-June-July. But the last weekend in August? Yeesh. Kids are going back to school, college students are back on campus, and everyone's depressed because summer's ending. That psychological breakdown attempts to explain the box office offerings for this weekend. Katie Holmes gets scared in "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark," Sundance comedy "Our Idiot Brother" takes advantage of the roomy playing field, and B-action flick "Colombiana" does the same. If you're not soaking up the last dregs of summer out of doors this weekend, or battening down the hatches on the East Coast with the arrival of Hurricane Irene, here are the releases available at your multiplex or art house.

Watch: Trailer For Mark Romanek's Canceled TV Pilot 'Locke & Key'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2011 6:03 AM
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Well, with so many directors dipping their toes in the water of television, not everything is going to make it, and unfortunately for Mark Romanek's "Locke & Key," the pilot episode of the mooted gothic horror/drama never even got to air. Those lucky enough to be in San Diego in July for Comic-Con were treated to a screening of the pilot, but if you weren't around to catch, this trailer will likely be the only peek you'll ever get at what Romanek cooked up.

Keira Knightley's 'London Boulevard' & Julia Roberts' 'Fireflies In The Garden' Get Fall Dates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2011 5:10 AM
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Update: Yahoo have the new trailer for the film which seems to pretend Hayden Panettiere isn't in the movie anymore.

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."

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