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How Many Do You Need? Yet Another Trailer For Andrew Niccol's 'In Time' Lands

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2011 3:47 AM
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With a Comic-Con sizzle reel, a trailer, and now another trailer hitting for Andrew Niccol's "In Time," we're beginning to wonder if Fox's marketing department is having trouble figuring out how to sell this thing.
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Snow White Scribe Melisa Wallack Pens 'Emily The Strange' & Drew Pearce Takes On 'The Mighty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2011 3:25 AM
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An update on a couple of gestating projects that now have some pens being taken to them.

Laurence Fishburne To Play Perry White In 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2011 2:57 AM
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Get ready for the worst geek hand-wringing and casual racism this side of the Idris Elba/"Thor" embarrassment that cropped up a few months ago: EW reports that Laurence Fishburne has been cast as Perry White in Zack Snyder's forthcoming "Man of Steel."

Has It Comes To This? Paul Schrader To Direct Bret Easton Ellis-Penned Shark Hostage Pic 'Bait'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2011 2:30 AM
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As much as we love Paul Schrader, it's tough to admit that the acclaimed screenwriter and director has been on a bit of a slide. It has been nearly a decade since the excellent "Auto Focus" and since then, he's directed three films: the compromised and troubled production of "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist," the escort thriller "The Walker" and the WWII sexual fetish pic (really) "Adam Resurrected." What each of those films share is a diminishing audience and critical regard with each subsequent picture. Since his last flick in 2008, Schrader has been attached to a couple of projects -- the Bollywood backed "Xtreme City" and more recently the vengeance pic "The Jesuit" -- but none of them have really started moving (the latter project was supposed to have started shooting in March but word has been very quiet). Unfortunately, it looks like Schrader is taking on a pretty terrible sounding work-for-hire gig.

TIFF '11: New Films From Werner Herzog, Morgan Spurlock, Alex Gibney & More Added To Lineup

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2011 2:30 AM
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Controversial Cannes Critics Week Entry 'Snowtown,' 'Kill List,' 'Oslo August 31,' 'Pina' Also Among The HighlightsYep, it's that time of year again: Rise of the Planet of Film Festivals. TIFF and Venice already announced their first wave of titles last week, but don't fret, movie lovers, as today the good folks in Toronto have opened the curtain on their next batch of titles, focusing heavily on their Midnight Madness and documentary slate of programming. So let's get to the films you should be seeing, shall we?

Watch: Trailer & Clip For Britflick 'Albatross' With Felicity Jones & Sebastian Koch

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2011 2:19 AM
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The name might still only be vaguely familiar, but 2011 is Felicity Jones' year. She's been working for some time, lighting up the likes of "Brideshead Revisited," "Cheri" and "Cemetery Junction," but she got the year off to a killer start by picking up Best Actress at Sundance for her turn in Drake Doremus' "Like Crazy," while the rom-com "Chalet Girl" was something of a sleeper hit in the U.K in the spring. She's got plenty more on the way, including another project with Doremus that'll film shortly, but first along is another home grown picture, the coming-of-age tale "Albatross," and The Guardian just premiered the film's trailer.

Forest Whitaker & Anthony Mackie Starring In Voodoo Horror Flick 'Vipaka'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2011 2:05 AM
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Sanaa Lathan & Mike Epps Also On BoardIn theory, winning an Oscar is meant to provide a boost to your career. In theory. But somehow, the four and a half years since Forest Whitaker took home a golden man for his portrayal of Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland" have provided a series of diminishing returns. Aside from a handful of exceptions, both his Oscar-bait films like "Hurricane Season" and "The Great Debaters" and would-be commercial properties like "Street Kings" and "Repo Men" tanked, while an alarming number of his pictures seem to be skipping theatrical release entirely, and he spent last year leading the swiftly-cancelled CBS procedural "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior."

30 Minutes Of Lost Alfred Hitchcock-Penned Film 'The White Shadow' Unearthed In New Zealand

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2011 1:37 AM
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Any kind of discovery of a lost film is something of a victory for movie lovers, but particularly so when one of the 17 or so silent-era films that the master Alfred Hitchcock was involved in -- something of a Holy Grail for film restorers -- are dug up, and good news has arrived today courtesy of the LA Times. The paper reports that The National Film Preservation Foundation has announced that three reels, totaling about 30 minutes, of "The White Shadow," a 1923 film on which Hitchcock was the writer, assistant director, editor and production designer, have been discovered, and will be premiered at the Academy on September 22nd.

Ben Foster Will Play John Gotti Jr. In 'Gotti: In The Shadow Of My Father’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2011 1:17 AM
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Well, despite a lawsuit from Joe Pesci, movement continues on the indie production of "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father," as the film has added another strong actor to the improbably impressive cast.

Watch: Jason Statham Will Rescue Robert De Niro From A Sea Of Clichés In New 'Killer Elite' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2011 1:00 AM
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"Game over." "Close it down." "You have no idea who you're messing with." "How did you get this number?" "Now the gloves come off." "You really are one crazy son of a bitch." Yep, those are just some of the wheezy lines uttered in the latest trailer for "The Killer Elite," a film that looks like it was cobbled together from bits and pieces of every third-rate 1980s action movie you've ever seen.

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