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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.

Watch: Clip From Marvel Short Film 'The Consultant' Scored By DJ Paul Oakenfold For Some Reason

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2011 9:33 AM
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Have you been staying up nights, stricken by anxiety at the seeming lack of continuity between "The Incredible Hulk" and "Iron Man 2"? Did Tony Stark's cameo leave you with more questions than answers? Well prepare to finally get a full night's rest as on September 13th, all those nagging concerns will be alleviated.

The Horror! Alexandre Aja Wanted For ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake; Katrina Bowden Joins 'Nurse 3D'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2011 8:47 AM
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A couple of brewing horror flicks received some little updates today, so genre film fans take note.

Russell Brand Offered Male Lead In Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut 'Lamb Of God'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 2, 2011 8:28 AM
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'Rock Of Ages' Co-Star Julianne Hough A Contender For LeadThe screen career of Russell Brand has been an interesting thing to follow so far. The stand-up comedian broke out as a highlight of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," and spun off the same character to a lesser, but still fair degree of success in "Get Him To The Greek" (and showed some impressive dramatic chops in places), but the last year has displayed some mixed success: "Hop" was a huge hit, although Brand never appeared on screen, while "The Tempest" and, more importantly, "Arthur," were both awful, and both flops.

Zack Snyder Decides To Direct Afghan War Drama 'The Last Photograph' Himself

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2011 8:03 AM
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Afghan war? Drama? Zack Snyder? Admittedly, something in there doesn't make sense but believe it or not, the man behind "300," "Watchmen" and "Sucker Punch" came up with an idea for just such a movie and with his regular collaborator Kurt Johnstad penning the script, they've had it in development for a while. Sergey Bodrov (”Mongol”) was originally attached to direct back in March 2009, and earlier this spring Niels Arden Oplev (”The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”) had come on board but it looks like Snyder doesn't want to part with his baby any more.

Chris Evans Might Take A Trip To 'Motor City' With Albert Hughes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2011 7:44 AM
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So let's clear up a bit of confusion. Yesterday it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was bailing on David O. Russell's "The Silver Linings Playbook" due to a scheduling conflict that Deadline speculated might be Allen Hughes' "Broken City." That still may be the case, but another Hughes brother is prepping a different 'City' movie.

Watch: Darkly Comic First Footage From Todd Solondz's 'Dark Horse'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2011 6:58 AM
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While Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow and Selma Blair, the starry trio of Todd Solondz's latest effort "Dark Horse," will likely be the focus of photogs in Toronto next month, the film's lead is the much more low key name of Jordan Gelber, a relatively-unknown character actor who has appeared on shows like “Boardwalk Empire,” “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Well, the rollout of TIFF promo material continues as the first footage of "Dark Horse" has hit and it shows that Gelber has no problem delivering the wry, dark and hilarious dialogue Solondz is known for.

Futuristic Robin Hood Movie Getting Rewrite By 'Turistas' Scribe Michael Ross

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2011 6:39 AM
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Not To Be Confused With The Wachowskis 'Hood'So yeah, in case you haven't realized, fairy tales are a big deal these days. Next year alone will see two Snow White movies, "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" and "Jack the Giant Killer" all arriving at a multiplex near you, and yes, Hollywood has more on the way.

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