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Drafthouse Films Pick Up Apocalyptic '80s Dance-Fight Flick 'The FP'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2011 5:18 AM
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Lawrence Kasdan's 'Darling Companion' & Dakota Fanning Vehicle 'Now Is Good' Find HomesUntil "Zoolander 2" happens, "The FP" is the closest we'll get to a whole movie about breakdance fighting and the film that created a buzz at SXSW this spring, now has a home.

Ryan Gosling Goes Blonde & Gets Inked In Pics From 'The Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2011 4:48 AM
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Who Are Handsome Luke & The Hearthrobs?"Crazy Stupid Love" may have opened this weekend, but the ever busy Ryan Gosling is already at work on his next film, reteaming with "Blue Valentine" director Derek Cianfrance for the generational grudge drama "The Place Beyond The Pines" -- and the actor is shaking up his image a little bit. Far from the clean cut, GQ dressed lothario that's currently in multiplexes, the actor has gone blonde, got inked and probably hasn't taken a shower for his lead turn in the upcoming film.

'Doctor Who' Star Karen Gillan Top-Lining Indie Rom-Com 'Not Another Happy Ending'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 1, 2011 4:29 AM
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The revival of long-running sci-fi series "Doctor Who" has been, it's fair to say, a huge success. Becoming appointment viewing for kids and adults alike in the U.K, it's virtually the biggest drama in the country, and has become bigger and bigger abroad as the years go on. So far, however, it's stars haven't really broken out on the big screen: Christopher Eccleston was already well-established before his one-season turn, while a punishing shoot schedule didn't leave much space for tenth and eleventh doctors David Tennant and Matt Smith to sneak in a movie.

Fantasia '11 Review: 'Blackthorn' Catches Up With A Retirement Ready Butch Cassidy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2011 4:01 AM
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For the most part -- aside from a few forgettable/unknown titles -- no one has really taken on the legend of Butch Cassidy since Robert Redford and Paul Newman went out guns blazing in George Roy Hill's 1969 instant classic. Though "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid" lives on as a cinematic touchstone and cultural reference point, the legend has largely been kept off the big screens as the boots of Redford and Newman are large to fill indeed. So you have admire the stones of writer Miguel Barros, director Mateo Gil and actor Sam Shepard for breaking the forty year taboo and making what is essentially a sequel (though more like a continuation) to the story of the classic outlaws -- but with a twist. Well, everyone knows Butch and Sundance died in a shootout with Bolivian officials, but what this movie presupposes is...maybe they didn't?

Ennio Morricone's 'Days Of Heaven' Soundtrack Gets 2-Disc Re-Release With Never Before Heard Music

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 1, 2011 3:46 AM
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As is the case when working with most geniuses, collaborating with Terrence Malick ain't easy. While there's a small core group of inner-circle people who have never left his side -- editor Billy Weber, production designer Jack Fisk, and casting director Dianne Crittenden to name a few -- even these lifers have all stated on the record how, despite loving Terry to death, it can be immensely difficult at times to discern exactly what it is he wants. History shows that Malick himself doesn't know the answer which can infuriate collaborators. While cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki will have lensed three Malick pictures in a row ("New World," "The Tree of Life" and the upcoming untitled romance), new collaborators that stick around is rare.

'One Day' Soundtrack Features Elvis Costello, Tricky, Fatboy Slim, Primal Scream, James & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2011 3:28 AM
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Yes, this is a decades spanning love story set in Britain, so we're not surprised the forthcoming soundtrack to Lone Scherfig's "One Day" reflects that, but man, we definitely had a time warp/flashback when we saw James was on this thing. It has been a long time since we heard those guys.
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Exclusive: Steven Soderbergh Says He Studied Fincher's 'Fight Club' For 'Haywire' Fight Sequences

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  • August 1, 2011 3:03 AM
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Director Talks Action Geography, Playing With Narrative & How The Spy-Thriller Has Tested Well With Female AudiencesAside from films lead by Angelina Jolie, action pictures starring women are increasingly rare. What's also few and far between is male stars, known for their action lead roles, who are willing to have their asses handed to them on screen by a member of the opposite sex. When Steven Soderbergh started casting up his latest, the spy action thriller, "Haywire," these are part of the problems he encountered. Well known action stars -- we won't name names -- who didn't want their asses kicked by a woman shied away from the project.

Will Anglo-Hispanic Tensions Form Part Of The Thematic Background For Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'?

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 1, 2011 2:45 AM
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Even though Neill Blomkamp is filming his highly anticipated follow up to "District 9" in Vancouver as we speak, details on the project remain tightly wrapped with pretty much the only thing known about the story is the fact it'll revolve around “aliens and humans doing battle on Earth" and will be set 100 years in the future.

New Images From Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt' Unveil First Look At Alden Ehrenreich & Bruce Dern

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 1, 2011 2:16 AM
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After the recent unveiling of posters for Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt" that seem more indicative of the film's dark, gothic tones, a handful of new images have been released, including the first glimpse at Coppola family favorite Alden Ehrenreich and vet Bruce Dern in the film along with star Val Kilmer.

'X-Men: First Class' Grad Lucas Till Joins Park Chan-Wook's 'Stoker'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 1, 2011 2:03 AM
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It's still too early to tell if we'll see the cast of "X-Men: First Class" in their mutant guises again. While the superhero prequel was well-received, the box office was somewhat underwhelming, with Matthew Vaughn's film turning out to be the lowest-grossing of the five installments so far (domestically at least), and, while "Thor" already has a sequel dated, word's been suspiciously quiet on a possible 'First Class' follow-up from the studio. Nevertheless, the young cast aren't doing too badly off it: James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender cemented their places on the A-list with their turns, Jennifer Lawrence bagged the much-sought-after lead in "The Hunger Games," and Nicholas Hoult is filming another tentpole, Bryan Singer's "Jack The Giant Killer." And now, one more of their cast mates has bagged a new role, in what's shaping up to be one of the most intriguing projects of 2012.

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